Q Guide: Arts & Entertainment

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008

Astoria Times

Filming in boro ramps up as WGA strike’s effect fades

Despite a crippling entertainment industry strike earlier this year and a slumping economy, the western Queens film industry is once again soaring as more than a dozen films to be released next year are in various stages of production in the borough. Its two large television and movie studios are preparing to undergo massive expansion projects. Comment.
Astoria Times

Astoria fresca

If you're craving homemade pasta like your nonna used to serve but lack the time, inclination or culinary aptitude to make your own, then look no further than Cassinelli Food Products in Astoria. Comment.
Astoria Times

Awards aren’t everything, but it’s still nice to get one

Everyone likes to be noticed, to be recognized, to be appreciated, for whom they are and what they do. Usually a simple thank you is enough, an e-mail might suffice, a handwritten note or letter is even better, a gift is always nice and sometimes just a kind word is all it takes. But what really proves your worth is getting an award. Or does it? Comment.

Monday, Aug. 25, 2008

Astoria Times

Seva: A twist on same old Indian fare in Astoria

When Indian restaurants first started popping up around Queens, they were mostly intended to serve the borough's growing South Asian population, unlike their Manhattan counterparts, which catered to a more mainstream sensibility. We were ecstatic to have easy access to authentic Indian cuisine so close to home. As time went on, we could find not only Indian restaurants, but restaurants specializing in various regional cuisines of the subcontinent. Comment.
Astoria Times

Breaking Through

Probably since the death of Shakespeare, theater has had to defend its will to survive in the face of its more technologically advanced successors like radio, movies, tv and vlogging. Through the centuries it's managed to persist, and probably always will in one form or another, but now with a steady spike in ticket prices and an even steadier plummet into mainstream manufacture, there are few forums for fresh ideas and experimentation to thrive and breathe new life into the New York theater scene. Comment.
Astoria Times

Outrageous Fortune Company casting roles in ‘Yellow Face’

DOUGLASTON — The Outrageous Fortune Company will hold auditions for "Yellow Face," David Henry Hwang's comedy about racial identity, on Friday, Sept. 12, from 7-10 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 13, from 1-4 p.m. at its offices at 42-24 Douglaston Parkway. Comment.

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