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Scene4 Magazine February 2016

Scene4 - International Magazine of Arts and Media - February 2016

Scene4 Magazine inFocus -

The Big Short l reviewed by Miles David Moore Scene4 Magazine | February 2016 |

Film — The Public’s Right To Know
Spotlight, The Big Short
The two films drive their messages home

Miles David Moore

Edwin Arlington Robinson | Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold | Scene4 Magazine | February 2016 |

Poetry — Edwin Arlington Robinson
There was not much ahead of him
And there was nothing in the town below

Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold

Monty Python's... Python! | Nathan Thomas | Scene4 Magazine | February 2016 |

Monty Python’s... Python
Were they a great creative force?
Or were they “a group of guys who made each other laugh like fuck?”

Nathan Thomas

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Flea Markets
In a former life in a far distant
galaxy, my second wife and I had a
weekend table at a local flea market

Michael Bettencourt

Body and Soul
There is a price to be paid for the
necessary rise of feminism. Define
femininity and feminine as you will
Arthur Meiselman

Comedy-A Sermon of Humanity
A rabbi, a doctor, and an Irishman
walk into a bar. The bartender looks
at them and says...
Nathan Thomas

Send In The Clowns 2016
And now for a few laughs: that
fringe of the fringe, best of the
worst, and worst
Les Marcott

Center Effect
One memorable Saturday we had a
night of continuously interrupted
sleep—an individual was chewing
Claudine Jones

Technicolor Ends Here
Once upon a time, the landlocked
Incorporated Village of Valley Stream
was the cradle of engeniussed youths

Patrick Walsh

Scene4 Magazine inSight -

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

Literary Marathons
The marathon reading of Moby Dick
happened in New Bedford

 Karren LaLonde Alenier

Navaporn Sukumaraphan - Arts of Thailand | Janine Yasovant | Scene4 Magazine | February 2016 |

Arts of Thailand
Navaporn Sukumaraphan
Dance and a people’s spiritual identity

 Janine Yasovant

The Coffee Storehouse | Harriet Halliday Renaud | Scene4 Magazine - February 2016

The Coffee Storehouse
But by ten after ten, The Coffee Storehouse,
on the corner, was as crowded
 as though it had been open all night

Harriet Halliday Renaud

Adolph the Writer | Elliot Feldman | Scene4 Magazine | February 2016 |

Adolph the Writer
After 70 years
it’s back!

Elliot Feldman

The Soul of the Universe | David Wiley | Scene4 Magazine - February 2016

The Soul of the Universe
There is sameness in differentness
and difference in sameness

David Wiley

Love Poemst | Griselda Steiner | Scene4 Magazine | February 2016 |

Love Poems
In what leaves in the memory
of nature

Griselda Steiner

Scene4 Magazine Perspectives -

Go to Coney  | The Photography of Jon Rendell | Scene4 Magazine | February 2016
painting and poetry
The Art of David Wiley | Casual Acquaintance | Scene4 Magazine | February 2016 |

Go to Coney
and Eat Baloney on a Roll

The Photography of Jon Rendell

Drawing - Casual Acquaintance
Poetry - Reading Gabriel Marcel On
My Seventy-Fourth Birthday

The Art of David Wiley

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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Scene4 Magazine inPrint -

SCENE4 publishes Plays, Screenplays, Scripts, Poetry and Production Notebooks in its online issues. Visit the Archives for works
inPrint in Scene4

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Everything Old Is New Again
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What Is Obscenity and What’s Not?
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A Brief But Quirky History of the Arts
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The Rising Fall of the Arts
January 2010 | Click Here

The One
January 2009 | Click Here

What Is Art?
January 2008 | Click Here

View of the Arts
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The Art of Sex in the Arts
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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.
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

Click Here for Access

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.

Enticing, surreal, provocative!

Special: First-Release Discount for Readers/Subscribers of Scene4.
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