Q Guide: Arts & Entertainment

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009

Astoria Times

Look back in Anger

Kenneth Anger, one of the icons of avant garde cinema, will get his long overdue moment in the spotlight this year following the opening last weekend of an exhibition of the filmmaker’s work at Long Island City’s P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center. Comment.
Astoria Times

In great dialogue, no words are off limits to playwrights

The late George Carlin, recently honored with the Mark Twain Award for American Humor, was fascinated by our use of language. Many of his comic routines explored how words convey and disguise meaning, and our use of politically correct phrases and euphemisms. Perhaps best known was his rant about “the seven words you can’t say on television.” (They probably can’t be printed in this newspaper either, so I better not try.) Comment.
Astoria Times

Astorian sings of faith, depression on new CD

Latina singer and songwriter Melissa Otero celebrated the release of her debut album “My Spirit” in January. She finds it difficult to contain her joy, which is validated not only by her rising success, but also by a more personal triumph. Comment.

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