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Peekskill and Mildred Pierce

I know when you get outside and look around your neighborhood, you think, "Wow, this looks just like Depression-era Hollywood!"

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Singin' in the Rain at the Westchester Broadway Theatre

Singin' in the Rain could be tough to transition from screen to stage, precisely because it's so wrapped up in cinema history.

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Robert Durst and the Creepiest DVD Commentary Ever

I've mentioned the movie All Good Things in this space before because it's a feature film about one of our area's most disturbing true-crime stories: the disappearance of Kathleen Durst from South Salem's Lake Truesdale neighborhood.

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Vote for Trump?

Sure, the presidential election in 2012 is a long way off. Scores of wacky and unpredictable things can happen between now and then.

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Help in the Pacific

As much as I'd like to go on jawing about movies, music, and television, I figured this space could be put to better use highlighting some quick resources to help out the victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami in the Pacific.

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Spring Movie Preview

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How'd We Do at the Oscars?

The short answer: not so great. There were a couple of big Oscar wins for people from our area, but, in general, I'd say the lower Hudson Valley could've been better represented at the Oscars this year.

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I Do! I Do! at the Westchester Broadway Theatre

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Local Grammy Round-Up

Paying attention to the Grammys is hard. There are so many categories, and so much room for overlap, that the whole thing seems pretty low stakes.

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The Super Bowl of Kids' Books

I didn't watch the Super Bowl. Instead, I went to a baby shower. It was the ultimate in counter-programming.

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Zuckerberg's Big Comedic Break

The Oscar hype machine rolls on, and, though The King's Speech may be the front-runner, there's no denying the momentum surrounding The Social Network.

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The Hudson Valley in Park City

Every year, when the weather gets miserably cold, the film community heads to Park City, Utah—not to go skiing, but for the Sundance Film Festival

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Westchester at the Golden Globes

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Henry's Crime in Our 'Hood

We have lots of big-screen stars in our midst, but, this time, it's a Tarrytown street that's getting its close-up.

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Are We Really That Depressing?

If you went to the movies over the holiday break, you might have the impression that this area is a grim one to live in.

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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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