Marisa LaScala

Marisa LaScala is a writer and editor in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to PopMatters, her work has appeared in Bustle, The A.V. Club, mental_floss, and The Condé Nast Traveler. You can see her work at, or follow her on Twitter at @mar_to_go.

Reviews // 118 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles

'Room': Unable to Break Free | 15 Oct 2015 // 2:30 AM

With such rich source material, this film is both superficially gripping and psychologically rich.

'God Help the Girl' Is a Belle and Sebastian Jukebox in Movie Form | 24 Jun 2015 // 8:10 PM

With its mix of silliness and seriousness, and music and melodrama, God Help the Girl is top-to-bottom charming.


The Best Singles of 2009: Bishop Allen - "Oklahoma" | 7 Dec 2009 // 1:49 AM

We've unveiled our 50 best singles of the year, but that's not really a lot of songs. So, here are others bubbling just under that 50 mark.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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