November 2010

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Pop Culture in Hudson Valley

Road Trip to Norwalk

The reopening of a popular kids’ museum just over the Connecticut border has moms and a dads jumping for joy


Thanksgiving Movie Marathon

Poptional’s guide to Turkey Day flicks — and who you should watch them with


A Poptional Thanksgiving Plan

The last of the turkey has been gobbled up and the fam’s not fans of football. What to do?


What to Add to Your DVR (and What to Stay Away From)

Poptional Reading checks in after the initial critical wave of new TV


New Blood at the White Plains Performing Arts Center

Tired of stale plays on Broadway? The White Plains Performing Arts Center is back — and boy, is the playbill better than ever!


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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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