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Scene4 Magazine May 2014

Scene4 - International Magazine of Arts and Culture - Film, Theatre, Art - May 2014 -

Scene4 Magazine inView -

Michael Bettencourt-Scene4 Magazine
Each day I take 25 milligrams of
what I call my chemical balancer.

Michael Bettencourt

Arthur Meiselman-Scene4 Magazine
Dé Jà Vu All Over Again
Our universe is expanding and
Ridley Scott isn't planning to die.
Arthur Meiselman

Nathan Thomas-Scene4 Magazine
What's Next
Why do you always wear black?
"I'm in mourning for my life."
Nathan Thomas

Les Marcottt-Scene4 Magazine
Old Cars
I'm the proud owner of a 1987
Nissan. Yes, I know it's 2014.

Les Marcott

Claudine Jones-Scene4 Magazine
I feel good. There is no empirical
evidence at hand to explain this.
Claudine Jones

Patrick Walsh-Scene4 Magazine
My Own Damned Fault
My education was interrupted
only by my schooling.
Patrick Walsh

Scene4 Magazine inFocus -

The Invisible Woman and The Grand Budapest Hotel reviewed by Miles David Moore Scene4 Magazine May 2014

FILM The Invisible Woman
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Ralph Fiennes has become The Englishman Audiences Love to Hate. 
Miles David Moore

What Is It With Whodunits? - Griselda Steiner Scene4 Magazine May 2014

THEATRE What Is It With Whodunits?

Three Off-Broadway productions display variations on the whodunit theme.
Griselda Steiner

John Warren Travis - On Painting Poems - Lissa Tyler Renaud  Scene4 Magazine May 2014

ART John Warren Travis
Surrender and Salvation:
John Warren Travis on Painting Poems.

Lissa Tyler Renaud

Scene4 Magazine inSight -

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

The Letter
He said he would never visit Stein again
 because she had insulted his lover
 Karren LaLonde Alenier

SEX IN MARRIAGE Renate Stendhal and Kim Chernin Scene4 Magazine-May 2014

BOOKS Sex In Marriage
Why write another
book about it?

Renate Stendhal and Kim Chernin

A Writer's Life  Elliot Feldman Scene4 Magazine May 2014

A Writer's
Elliot Feldman

Scene4 Magazine: Kathi Wolfe - Life Among The Heffalumps |

Anti-Semitism Is Still Here
It's not just
a thing of the past. 

Kathi Wolfe

DANCE OF THE SPIRITS  Arts of Thailand  Janine Yasovant May 2014


Arts of Thailand Dance of the Spirits
They also dressed in vibrant attire and screamed with the sound of the music.
Janine Yasovant

Daniel Steven Craft - IN DEFENSE OF MELODY - Carla Maria-Verdino Süllwold - Scene4 Magazine May 2014

MUSIC In Defense of Melody
The passion and perseverance of
Daniel Steven Crafts

Carla Maria-Verdino Süllwold

Scene4 Magazine Perspectives -

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

The Agave Up Close
The Photography of Jon Rendell

GARDEN PATH The Art of David Wiley Scene4 Magazine May 2014

Garden Path/Chillalo Awakening
The Art of David Wiley


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 | May 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 | May 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 | March 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.

Rage As Healing
Sometimes rage is the only appropriate artistic response to the times in which we live.

Death To The Ten-Minute Play
Something about the short-play format does not sit right.


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

Arthur Meiselman
Sightings and musings
of a time traveler

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


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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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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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