The 10 Biggest References to the Hudson Valley, NY, in Pop Culture, Music, and Movies in 2011

Poptional Reading delivers the biggest references to our region in 2011

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6. HBO’s Tragic Recreation

Continuing in the vein of horrible incidents playing out on the pop-culture stage, this year HBO made a documentary dubbed There’s Something Wrong with Aunt Diane. It’s about Diane Schuler, the wrong-way driver who caused a fatal accident on the Taconic Parkway returning from camping in Parksville (read my thoughts on the issue here). Authorities called it the worst accident the area had seen in three-quarters of a century. While it couldn’t answer the most pressing question of the case — why? — the documentary did shed some light on what had happened that day, and it got generally favorable reviews from critics.

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Marisa LaScala

Marisa LaScala
Elmsford, NY

Associate 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 back 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, where she is a staff writer.



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