The Span of Black Ladders
Giorgio de Chirico is speaking

It is almost certain that the artist who created the first god did something of importance wrong. I, de Chirico, will soon intuit the mistake.

Brian George

Whispered Footsteps
An Immigrant Journey


Part Two
O what a sad and bitter parting
The stones along the way weep too….

Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold

Whispered Footsteps | Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold | Scene4 Magazine | May 2021 | www.scene4.com
Marinsa Chulasevok | Janine Yasovant | Scene4 Magazine | May 2021 | www.scene4.com

Marinsa Chulasevok
มารินสา จุลเสวก

Following Her Dreams.

Janine Yasovant

Western Wanderers
News of the World, Nomadland

The lone wanderer is the iconic character of the Western. Two of the best films of the past year present variations on this character..

Miles David Moore

News of the World | reviewed by Miles David Moore | Scene4 Magazine | May 2021 | www.scene4.com


I Miss You, David Graeber
Michael Bettencourt | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.comHe was important to me because his ideas and proposals opened up windows in a room full of suffocation.
Michael Bettencourt

That Last Picture Show
Arthur Danin Adler | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.comThe last time I saw a film in Thailand was in a modern cineplex with a huge screen and comfortable seats, not unlike the best in the U.S.
Arthur Danin Adler

PB Pretzels
Claudine Jones | Scene4 MagazineWanting people to be happy and needing the resolution of conflict to occur without anybody actually getting upset.
Claudine Jones

Taco Tuesday…Every Day
Gregory Luce | Scene4 MagazineI don't get the idea of Taco Tuesday. Except for the alliteration, I can see no reason to limit one's consumption of these delicious mélanges.
Gregory Luce

Visions of Rock
Patrick Walsh | Scene4 MagazineA found poem culled from some of
Rock, Folk, and Pop's
most famous lyrics.

Patrick Walsh

Manipulating the Language
Les Marcott | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.comA few weeks ago, I was listening to a radio ad extolling the virtues of a car dealership.  Nothing unusual there.  What was unusual was the ending.
Les Marcott



Trust and A Shared Vision

Karren Alenier

Yoann Bourgeois
I wonder where the dreams
I don't remember go

A Nederlands Dans Theater World Premiere
of gravity-defying dance that
 explores the world beyond reality
Jacqueline Straughan

I wonder where the dreams I don't remember go | Scene4 Magazine | reviewed by Jacqueline Straughan | May 2021 | www.scene4.com

Visual Poems
What America Needs
Howling at the Door
Green Green Green
Namby Pamby
Fear of Riding
David Alpaugh

Visual Poems | David Alpaugh | Scene4 Magazine | May 2021 | www.scene4.com
Kandinsky Anew | Lissa Tyler Renaud | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.com

Postscript on the Kandinsky-
Schoenberg Friendship
Lissa Tyler Renaud

Creatures of Passage
A Matter of Survival
Morowa Yejidé's
 remarkable novel

Karren Alenier

Creatures of Passage | reviewed by Karren Alenier | Karren Alenier | Scene4 Magazine | May 2021 | www.scene4.com


Floral Drama | Jon Rendell | Scene4 Magazine | May 2021 | www.scene4.com
The Birth of the Cool | Phillip Gerstein | Scene4 Magazine | May 2021 | www.scene4.com
The New Mascot | David Wiley | Scene4 Magazine | May 2021 | www.scene4.com|
Fire Reborn | The Art of SS Burrus-A Retrospective | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.com

Floral Drama
The Photography of Jon Rendell

The Birth of the Cool
The evolution of this series, from fewer elements, the dissolution of the forms into planes and back
Philip Gerstein

The New Mascot

You Were My Epiphany 

The Art of David Wiley

The Art of SS. Burrus
A Retrospective

When the Earth is ravaged
and the animals are dying,
a new tribe of people will appear
on the Earth


Foul Ball - An American Soap Opera  Altenir Silva 
On a Fellinian sea, three sad men are sitting in a tiny boat

The Stuff of Life  David Wiley
Apples, carrots, lemon, oranges, mandarins, kale, turmeric, ginger, cucumber, celery, cabbage, pineapple, papaya, et al.


Letters to the Editor




Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Audio | Theatre Thoughts  | Michael Bettencourt  | www.scene4.com
Theatre Thoughts
An entertaining array of audio essays on an array
of topics by an astute and entertaining essayist

Ear Buds  Michael Bettencourt
What happens when we love our devices
 — and they love us back

Light Fantastic   Michael Bettencourt  
Weighty matters of brain neurons and addiction, two kisses,
single-malt scotch, and the green dance of blue and yellow lasers

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 (Video)

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, there is nothing they can do (Video)



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Scene4 Magazine - FACES OF LOVE - May 2018 www.scene4.com
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