Scene4 - International Magazine of Arts and Culture

Scene4 Magazine December 2014

Scene4 - International Magazine of Arts and Culture  "Rain inParis"  December 2014

Scene4 Magazine inFocus -

Birdman l reviewed by Miles David Moore Scene4 Magazine December 2014
 Birdman, Whiplash
Michael Keaton and Edward Norton
do some of the best work of their lives

Miles David Moore

"Rain" in Paris | reviewed by Catherine Conwau Honig  Scene4 Magazine December 2014
RAIN - a work of dazzling technical
difficulty in a fight against gravity

Catherine Conway Honig

Treasures from England | Scene4 Magazine December 2014
Treasures — from England’s
Green and Pleasant Land

Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold

Scene4 Magazine inView -

Michael Bettencourt-Scene4 MagazineSupport For The Arts (almost)
Like religion, so with art: taking the
money means you're on the payroll
Michael Bettencourt

Arthur Meiselman-Scene4 MagazineOn Copyright And Cats
I don’t know what is happening.
And frankly, I don’t care.

Arthur Meiselman

Nathan Thomas-Scene4 MagazineWhaddya Want?
What do you want?  What do you expect of your artists?
Nathan Thomas

Les Marcottt-Scene4 MagazineWatergate Remembered
One of the worst chapters
in American history

Les Marcott

Claudine Jones-Scene4 MagazineToe-Up
It occurs to me that everything has already been writ & thought.
Claudine Jones

Patrick Walsh-Scene4 MagazineWinter Suite
It’s the long haul, from New Year’s
to pitchers and catchers.
Patrick Walsh

Scene4 Magazine inSight -

Scene4 Magazine - Karren LaLonde Alenier - The Steiny Road To Operadom |

The Rave Of The Blurb
 The Blurbless
Tender Buttons

 Karren LaLonde Alenier

Srijai Kuntawang - Arts of Thailand | Janine Yasovant  Scene4 Magazine December 2014

Arts of Thailand
Srijai Kuntawang and Art Bridge
plus... Food for December

คลิกเพื่ออ่านบทความนี้ เป็นภาษาไทย Janine Yasovant

Scene4 Magazine: Kathi Wolfe - Life Among The Heffalumps |

Infectious Laughter
Remembering Car Talk’s
Tom Magliozzi

Kathi Wolfe

BRIAN WILLIAMS - Elliot Feldman - Scene4 Magazine - December 2014


Brian Williams
Above All, Don’t Panic!

Elliot Feldman

Sleeping Goddess of Malta | Griselda Steiner  Scene4 Magazine December 2014

Sleeping Goddess Of Malta
Your torso curved in sensuous sleep

Griselda Steiner

Scene4 Magazine Perspectives -

Scene4 Magazine — inSight - Views and Perspective on the Arts
Ocean Beach, San Francisco | The Photography of Jon Rendell | Scene4 Magazine  December 2014 Ocean Beach, San Francisco | The Photography of Jon Rendell | Scene4 Magazine  December 2014
Scene4 Magazine — inSight - Views and Perspective on the Arts

Ocean Beach, San Francisco
The Photography of Jon Rendell

Now and Then the Sea Releases Its Birds | David Wiley Scene4 Magazine December 2014

Now and Then the Sea Releases Its Birds
The Art of David Wiley


Critical Junction  Sandeep Girish Bhatnagar
This was his third attempt and he was absolutely sick of it. Two successive failures can be really irritating as anyone used to doing a job well will tell you. He wanted to carry out the simplest of tasks, one well within the level of competency of a certified idiot. And yet here he was, not sure whether he would manage to get it right, even this time around.


A Brief History Of Copyright - Part 1   Arthur Meiselman
Possession is 9/10ths of the law and 10/10ths of possession.
Notice of copyright has been found in the earliest writings including
the hands in ancient cave paintings

A Brief History Of Cats - Part 3  Arthur Meiselman
An ongoing history project sponsored by the Felines Forever Foundation. You can contribute your facts, opinions, fears and misinformation. Please do not send us photos, fur, stuffed animals or your pets.

Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Dialogue | Undress Me | Michael Bettencourt | September 2014 |

Undress Me  Michael Bettencourt
In a bar, Laura turns to Stefan and asks him to undress her by word of mouth, in his best mother tongue.

Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Dialogue | The Greed Gene | Michael Bettencourt | September 2014 |

The Greed Gene  Michael Bettencourt
A young couple is told by their genetic counselor — the "genie of genes" — that their child has the greed gene, and there is nothing they can do.

Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Audio | Theatre Thoughts  | Michael Bettencourt September 2014 |


Necro-Political Theatre
When the living use the dead
to construct their histories.

Art That Does Us No Good
Taking advantage, jockeying for position on the inside rail, is what humans do best.

By Design
Writing plays is, in the end, about the designed theatre of a human's being.

Original Sin
The third in my series of what I think
is real theatre.



Scene4 Magazine Blogs -

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add a comment and read other posts.
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the full text along with the rest of the blog.

Letters to the Editor

Q for "quick" - long and short reviews on theatre and film

Que Pasa
Notices, announcements and coming attractions

Karren LaLonde Alenier
The Dresser addresses what's
underneath the art

Miles David Moore
Thoughts and observations
from, to, for or against

Les Marcott
Dr. Barnabus T. Bynum's
Travelling Minstrel Show


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Special Indexes
Scene4 Magazine - Karren Alenier - The Steiny Road To Operadom |

The Steiny Road to Operadom
A complete index of all of
Karren Alenier’s columns
in Scene4 with links.
Click Here for Access

Scene4 Magazine  Comics with Elliot Feldman

A complete index of all of Elliot Feldman’s comics and cartoons in Scene4 with links.
Click Here for Access

Scene4 Magazine: Film Reviews | Miles David Moore |

Film Reviews
A complete index of all
reviews by Scene4’s Film
Critic, Miles David Moore

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Scene4 Magazine: Writings | Renate Stendhal |

A complete index of
Renate Stendhal’s articles and reviews in Scene4 with links.

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Scene4 Books at Aviarpress -

The authorized version of Lester Cole's HOLLYWOOD RED

Hollywood Red: The Autobiography of Lester Cole  ©2013 Scene4 Books

One of the founders of the Writers Guild of America and the most unrelenting and outspoken member of the blacklisted Hollywood Ten, Lester Cole was a protégé of the legendary Cecil B. De Mille, a roommate of Cary Grant, a pal of Humphrey Bogart, a gadfly to Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, and then there were... the women in his life.

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Scene4 Books is proud to offer the authorized reprint of this controversial autobiography. Timely! Provocative! Startling! Now, after 32 years, a witness to the nightmare of what we did and what we may be doing again.

Few Americans remember the dark days of the House Un-American Activities Committee. From 1938 to 1975 it traveled like a carnival throughout the country, breaking up families, turning friends into enemies, destroying reputations and lives. This is the intimate, inside story of one of the Hollywood Ten, screenwriters and directors jailed for defying HUAC's nightmare of enforced orthodoxy.

"...the best 'inside' book yet about Hollywood under HUAC, a book that brings the whole period, and what came before and after, into frightening clarity, but also a book that is moving, exciting, funny and blessed with humanity."
— Carl Foreman, Director and Screenwriter whose films include High Noon, The Bridge On The River Kwai, Guns of Navarone, Young Man With A Horn and others.

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The authorized edition of Julius Krinski’s NUDITY

Julius Krinski NUDITY - authorized edition -  Scene4 Books/Aviarpress

in all of its raw, unedited idiosyncrasy, Nudity is explicitly about sex and love. A mind's journey through life.

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