Westchester's Pop Culture

Scarsdale's Aaron Sorkin Gets Mixed Reactions for The Newsroom

Now that we've all seen The Dark Knight—some people twice (ahem)—and since no other movies seem to be challenging Batman at the box office anytime soon, what are we supposed to do for our pop-culture fix? Well, there's always HBO.

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The Dark Knight Rises: Batmania Takes Hold

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Update: Alamo Drafthouse is Totally Coming to Yonkers!

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How Vast Is Your Metro-North Commuting Vocabulary?

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Hold Up, Is Yonkers Getting an Alamo Drafthouse?!

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Is Mad Men Backing Off the 'Burbs?

Now that we've all had some time to digest the end of Mad Men's fifth season—and don't read on if you haven't finished it (this is your official spoiler warning)—it's time to get indignant about it. Specifically, indignant about the way the suburbs are treated in the show.

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A Good Year for Westchester at the Tony Awards

It's natural that Westchester—with its proximity to the Great White Way—would be well represented at the Tony Awards. Still, this year felt especially good for our area.

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Fairy Tales are the New Comic Books

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Trailer Time

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Harriman's Jermaine Paul Crowned Winner of The Voice

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Finally! A Different Story Set in Sleepy Hollow

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Why Do Movies Always Want to Smash New York?

In a weekend thick with big pop-culture and other attention-grabbing events, The Avengers still managed to dominate, walking away with the title of Best Opening Weekend of All Time. The movie made a little more than $200 million, soundly trouncing the previous record-holder, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, and its $169 million opening-weekend haul.

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Why You Shouldn't See The Avengers in IMAX

Another summer, another slate of movies trying to up-sell you on bells and whistles, like 3D and IMAX. First up on the blockbuster agenda is The Avengers, which, having not even opened on a single theater in the United States, has already grossed nearly $180 million worldwide. Iron Man & Co. doesn't need your 3D IMAX dollars—but should you give it to them anyway?

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We Need a Girls of Our Own

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What Archie and Goodnight Moon Have in Common

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Marisa LaScala

Marisa LaScala
Elmsford, NY

Articles Editor Marisa LaScala joined Westchester Magazine in 2003, and ever since she's blown every paycheck at the Greenburgh Multiplex. She also staunchly defends Richard Kelly, doesn't mind spoiling the endings of trashy movies you're curious about but don't want to pay to see, wishes the Hold Steady would come and rock out Westchester, misses Arrested Development more than anyone can imagine, and still watches cartoons and Saturday Night Live. You can find more of her cultural criticism at www.popmatters.com, where she is a staff writer.

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