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Scene4 Magazine - "Art and the City" -June 2014 -

Scene4 Magazine inView -

Michael Bettencourt-Scene4 Magazine
War and Peace
Remember the peace movement?
My last recollection is 2003, Iraq
Michael Bettencourt

Arthur Meiselman-Scene4 Magazine
$12 Million, $46 Million. Sold!
I find it difficult to write about
temporal things that don't matter.
Arthur Meiselman

Nathan Thomas-Scene4 Magazine
Ripeness Is All
Some young performers can act, but those skills aren't prized.
Nathan Thomas

Les Marcottt-Scene4 Magazine
C. Courtney Joyner
Riding Shotgun with a writer, and
aficionado of the "True West."

Les Marcott

Claudine Jones-Scene4 Magazine
Thought Boing
I'm excellent at coming up with
ideas; projects? A million of 'em.
Claudine Jones

Patrick Walsh-Scene4 Magazine
Rock Is Dead-Long Live Rock
The singer-songwriters are
unbearable. They warble&whine.
Patrick Walsh

Scene4 Magazine inFocus -

"Dom Hemingway" and "Joe"l reviewed by Miles David Moore Scene4 Magazine June 2014

FILM Dom Hemingway, Joe
Jude Law and Nicolas Cage present an
interesting study in how two films with
similar themes can be so different in tone. 

Miles David Moore

"Art and the City" - Renate Standhal - Scene4 Magazine June 2014 -


Is there an androgynous experience of a city? No? Well, Barcelona has invented it.
Renate Stendhal

Maine State Music Theatre - Carla Maria-Verdino Süllwold - Scene4 Magazine - June 2014 -

THEATRE Maine State Music Theatre
Making magic for 55 years and the
audience is still cheering.
Carla Maria-Verdino Süllwold

Scene4 Magazine inSight -

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

Tender Buttons
The Steiny Road Poet offers this look at
The Corrected Centennial Edition
 Karren LaLonde Alenier

In the future: Everyone will be Hitler for 15 minutes - Elliot Feldman Scene4 Magazine June 2014

In the future everyone
will be Hitler for 15 minutes

Elliot Feldman

Scene4 Magazine: Kathi Wolfe - Life Among The Heffalumps |

Good Luck, Barbara Walters
Things have improved greatly since Walters started in journalism.
Kathi Wolfe

MARA  Arts of Thailand  Janine Yasovant June 2014


Arts of Thailand Mara
The "Mara" is a symbol of freedom from
sufferings and the defeat of desires.

Janine Yasovant

Scene4 Magazine Perspectives -

Scene4 Magazine — inSight - Views and Perspective on the Arts
THE AGAVE UP CLOSE The Photography of Jon Rendell Scene4 Magazine June 2014 THE AGAVE UP CLOSE The Photography of Jon Rendell Scene4 Magazine June 2014
Scene4 Magazine — inSight - Views and Perspective on the Arts

The Agave Up Close
The Photography of Jon Rendell

ADRIFT IN A SEA OF QUESTIONS WITHOUT ANSWERS The Art of David Wiley Scene4 Magazine June 2014

Adrift in a Sea of Questions Without Answers
   Affirmation of a Submarine

The Art of David Wiley

DIVINING ROD Griselda Steiner Scene4 Magazine- June 2014 -

Divining Rod  Griselda Steiner
dandelions in tar/a sudden rain storm/our bodies embarrassed by pleasure


Leonardo On The Beach  Carla Maria-Verdino Süllwold
India shaded her eyes from the late autumn sun and stopped in her tracks. Beads of water cascaded like diamonds from the Lincoln Center fountain splashing playfully onto the black marble rim. But it was not the shimmering droplets that had arrested her advance. No, it was the sight of a darkly handsome young man seated on the edge of the fountain.

Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Dialogue | Undress Me | Michael Bettencourt | June 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 | June 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 June 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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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

Arthur Meiselman
Sightings and musings
of a time traveler

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


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Scene4 Magazine inPrint -

In This Issue

 A Fire, fire, fire
I desire
The wind behind my eyes and my soul set seawards
What is my soul but my eye set seawards
Fire, fire, fire


A Libretto by
Martin Burke


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Special Indexes

The Steiny Road to Operadom Scene4 Magazine - Karren Alenier - The Steiny Road To Operadom |
A complete index of all of
Karren Alenier's columns
in Scene4 with links.

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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


Film Reviews
Scene4 Magazine: Film Reviews | Miles David Moore | www.scene4.comA complete index of all
reviews by Scene4's Film
Critic, Miles David Moore

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Scene4 Magazine: Writings | Renate Stendhal | www.scene4.comA complete index of
Renate Stendhal's articles and reviews in Scene4 with links.
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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."
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