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The Private Universe of N.C. Wyeth | Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold | Scene4 Magazine | October 2016 |

The Private Universe of N.C. Wyeth
The founder of a now-three-generation dynasty of iconic American painters
Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold

Seduction With Words and Music | reviewed by Renate Stendhal | Scene4 Magazine - October 2016

Seduction With Words And Music
Capriccio and Don Carlo
at Santa Fe Opera

Renate Stendhal

Noppanan Thannaree - Arts of Thailand | Janine Yasovant | Scene4 Magazine | October 2016 |

Arts of Thailand|Noppanan Thannaree
 Art is already in the center of your heart
Janine Yasovant

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An Earnest Christian
Michael Bettencourt-Scene4 MagazineHeston’s cartoons lampooning
religion used a very simple tactic: he
took the words of the Bible literally

Michael Bettencourt

Arthur Meiselman-Scene4 MagazineSince I can remember, even before
I knew how to write, I wanted
to be a writer
Arthur Meiselman

Fond & Foolish Hopes
Claudine Jones-Scene4 MagazineThe world is very large, some of us
are in the gloom & in great need of
 shared light

Claudine Jones

Political Theatre
Nathan Thomas-Scene4 Magazine
“It’s all just political theatre.”
No, it’s not

Nathan Thomas

Two Roads
Les Marcottt-Scene4 Magazine
When you mix in a dark, stormy night
you are making a potentially dangerous
situation more dangerous
Les Marcott

Perfect Album: Dire Straits
Patrick Walsh-Scene4 Magazine
It’s an example of the disservice ossified
Classic Rock stations do to music and
 listeners alike

Patrick Walsh

Scene4 Magazine inSight -

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

Quotes From Gertrude Stein
In This Election Season
Ladies there is no neutral position for us

Karren LaLonde Alenier

Captain Fantastic l reviewed by Miles David Moore Scene4 Magazine | October 2016 |

Following Your Dreams (Film Reviews)
Captain Fantastic, Florence Foster Jenkins
May be Mortensen’s best performance to date

Miles David Moore

Dream of the Red Chamber | reviewed by Lissa Tyler Renaud | Scene4 Magazine October 2016

Reincarnation At SF Opera
Dream of the Red Chamber
 The singers were awe-inspiring

Lissa Tyler Renaud


Jody Thomas Doesn’t Want To Die
A story of the madness of using violence as
a solution to the problem of violence

Arthur Meiselman

Old Fart Village | Elliot Feldman | Scene4 Magazine | October 2016 |

Old Fart Village
One is blue and one is green...
and who is she?

Elliot Feldman

Aditis | Griselda Steiner | Scene4 Magazine | October 2016 |

The waters of the earth that gave birth to
 your lives and will end it

Griselda Steiner

Scene4 Magazine Perspectives -

The Talk Of The Town  | The Photography of Jon Rendell | Scene4 Magazine | October 2016
drawing and poetry
The Art of David Wiley | Poet Conjuring A Poem | Scene4 Magazine | October 2016 |

The Talk of the Town
At the de Young and other art oases
The Photography of Jon Rendell

Poet Conjuring A Poem
To A Piece Of Paper
The Art of David Wiley


The mind, as John Milton once observed, is its own place, and in itself
can make a heaven of hell and a hell of heaven.
Sandeep Girish Bhatnagar

If anyone suggested we were lovers, Sydney would laugh, comfortable
 in knowing the truth.
Lissa Tyler Renaud

Five Poems
Her beauty struck a match/like sweet william in still air
like twilight bird’s silence/like foxglove trellising on sea cliffs
Alan S. Kleiman

Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Dialogue | Undress Me | Michael Bettencourt | April 2016 |

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 | April 2016 |

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 April 2016 |


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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