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Scene4 Magazine December 2015


Scene4 Magazine inFocus -

The Martian l reviewed by Miles David Moore Scene4 Magazine December 2015

Film — Those Daring Young Men
The Walk, The Martian
More real than today’s headlines

Miles David Moore

In Search of John Keats | Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold | Scene4 Magazine-December 2015

Writing — In Search of John Keats
A House in Hampstead
A Room in Rome

Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold

Jazz Confessions of Mika Oklop | Lissa Tyler Renaud | Scene4 Magazine  December 2015

Writing — Jazz Confessions of

 Factory Sealed

Lissa Tyler Renaud

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Maybe the whole species should
just take a vow of silence for a
year, go into hibernation

Michael Bettencourt

The Blacklist
It really never ended. It changed Hollywood forever. It unleashed paranoia, xenophobia and bigotry
Arthur Meiselman

Trench Warfare
What if your wish came true – and the fulfillment of your wish was not always pleasant?
Nathan Thomas

The Santa Claus Monologues
There's no red carpet treatment
this year, Santa. No helicopter
arrival. No band. No parade
Les Marcott

That Thing
O as a person trained in the girly arts, I used to quail when machines
went on the fritz
Claudine Jones

Learning From the Movies III: Wholesome Touchstones
Here’s my sagest lesson - watch these
movies, they’ll make you happy!

Patrick Walsh

Scene4 Magazine inSight -

Scene4 Magazine | The Steiny Road To Operadom | Karren Lalonde Alenier

Finding the Rich Tender
in Tender Buttons

   It teaches us to think outside the box
 Karren LaLonde Alenier

Praween Piangchompu - Arts of Thailand | Janine Yasovant | Scene4 Magazine December 2015

Arts of Thailand
Praween Piangchompu
Reflecting expressed feelings

 Janine Yasovant

Splendeur et Misère- Prostitution at the D'Orsay | Catherine Conway Honig | Scene4 Magazine-December 2015

Splendeur et Misère
Prostitution at the D’Orsay

The first ever French exhibition of its kind

Catherine Conway Honig

Hard To Be A Jew | Elliot Feldman - Scene4 Magazine - December 2015

Hard To Be A Jew
I’m an American. I’m a Jew
And I love bacon. Deal with it

Elliot Feldman

Adventures in the Universe of Words | David Wiley | Scene4 Magazine-December 2015

Adventures in the Universe of Words
I have learned that there are things to be
discovered in altered vision

David Wiley

Pele | Griselda Steiner - Scene4 Magazine - December 2015

Goddess Of The Volcano - Self Resurrecting
Great Creatrix of the Hawaiian Islands

Griselda Steiner

Scene4 Magazine Perspectives -

Finding Beauty In Decay | The Photography of Jon Rendell | Scene4 Magazine  December 2015
painting and poetry
The Art of David Wiley |The New Mascot | Scene4 Magazine - December 2015

Finding Beauty in Decay
The Photography of Jon Rendell
Once home to boatbuilders, fisherman and artists, the last remnants of Pier 64 
are not long for this world

Painting - The New Mascot
Poetry - You Were My Epiphany
The Art of David Wiley


Hollywood Red (excerpt)  Lester Cole
Thirty-two years! Myself and how many others like me, for how long, tracked, trailed and tailed. Hundreds of thousands of citizens' tax dollars paid to agents and informers, all to end in nothing.

Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Dialogue | Undress Me | Michael Bettencourt | September 2015 |

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 2015 |

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 2015 |


An astute and entertaining array of audio essays on an array of topics by an astute and
entertaining essayist.


Scene4 Magazine Blogs -

Letters to the Editor
Recent Letters

Long & short reviews of theatre, film and more

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


Arthur Meiselman


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

The Steiny Road to Operadom
A complete index of
Karren Alenier’s columns
in Scene4 with links.
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Scene4 Magazine  Comics with Elliot Feldman

A complete index of Elliot Feldman’s comics and cartoons in Scene4 with links.
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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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