September 2022


Billions | reviewed my Miles David Moore | Scene4 Magazine | September 2022

Behind Every Great Fortune
Ozark, Billions

Those who come to Ozark and Billions as neophytes will find two of the most addictive series ever, even if—given the current state of America—they cut uncomfortably close to the bone. 

Miles David Moore

Vacationland: A Personal Tour of Maine's Arts and Cultural Sites
A Series in Three Parts
Part 3: Literary Landmarks

Just as numerous visual artists made Maine their home, so too have many literary lions.

Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold

Vacationland: Maine- Part 3 | Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold | Scene4 Magazine | September 2022 | www.scene4.com
Bridges | Jon Rendell | Scene4 Magazine | September2022 | www.scene4.com


From Australia to
the United States.

The Photography of Jon Rendell

A Tale of Lies and Hypocrisy

Carlisle Floyd's 1955 opera was written in reaction to McCarthyism and is a cautionary tale in today's troubled and troubling times.

Karren Alenier

Susannah | reviewed by Karren Alenier | Scene4 Magazinel | September | www.scene4.com


Bettencourt3He did not recover, disappeared into a pauper's grave because Ellen/Nellie couldn't even pay the fine to keep herself out of jail, much less afford last rites for her son.
Michael Bettencourt

Running Up Downhill
Arthur Danin Adler | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.comAmerican society learned the hard way before it finally  made its No. 1 drug,  Alcohol, legal. America still finds it hard to practice what it learned. Pity its roots in Puritan definitions.
Arthur Danin Adler

No Nose
Claudine Jones | Scene4 MagazinI had really lovely experiences in an improv class with a teacher I won't name. How clear he was about what he would and would not accept. He called it the smell test.
Claudine Jones

The Apology
Les Marcott | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.comIt has been almost 50 years, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has issued a formal apology to Native American activist Sacheen Littlefeather.
Les Marcott

Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness: Poems for Autumn
Gregory Luce | Scene4 MagazineTo meteorologists, autumn begins on September first. The fall is my favorite season here in the mid-Atlantic, so here's a few poems to get the season started.
Gregory Luce

The Designated Hitter Rule:
A Legacy of Racism, A Stratagem of Greed
Patrick Walsh | Scene4 MagazineA momentous change has occurred in Major League Baseball: for the first time in the game's history, pitchers are
not allowed to bat.

Patrick Walsh



The Colorful Pared Down
Midsummer Night's Dream
of Victor Malana Maogy

at The Folger Theatre
Karren Alenier

Visual Poems

Life, Sam says, is all about losing them until you've nothing left but fragments shored against your ruin.
 Here a snatch, there a snatch

David Alpaugh

Visual Poems | David Alpaugh } Scene4 Magazine | September

Sannarong Singhaseni
สรรณรงค์ สิงหเสน
Trying to find new ways and techniques for creating watercolor works
that are always evolving

Janine Yasovant

Sannaarong Singhaseni | Janine Yasovant |Scene4 Magazine | September 2022 | www.scene4.com

Wax and Wane…Ebb and Flow
With emphasis on Japanese Nihonga, this exhibit was inspired by the cycles that rule change in the natural world, and our perceptions of time and impermanence

Deniz Ozan-George

Wax and Wane...Ebb and Flow | Deniz Ozan-George | Scene4 Magazine | September 2022 | www.scene4.com

O Coro
A film by Werner Schumann

One must pay attention to the
actress Silvia Monteiro who has an
incredible presence in this film

Altenir Silva

O Coro | reviewed by Altenir Silva | Scene4 Magazine | September 2022 | www.scene4.com
Kandinsky Anew | Lissa Tyler Renaud | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.com

Kandinsky Stages
Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition
2. Reconstruction

Giovanni Vinciguerra
Edited by Lissa Tyler Renaud



The Lightness of Being | Phillip Gerstein | Scene4 Magazine | September 2022 | www.scene4.com

The Lightness of Being
The Art of Philip Gerstein

The Question of Murals
The question humanity needs to ask itself is: when we walk down the streets of a city do we want to see blank gray walls or do we want to see walls with color?
David Wiley

Fire Reborn | The Art of SS Burrus-A Retrospective | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.com
Patrick Nagel - It's In the Eyes | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.com

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

Patrick Nagel
It's in the Eyes





Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Audio | Theatre Thoughts  | Michael Bettencourt  | www.scene4.com

Theatre Thoughts
An entertaining array of audio essays on an array
of theatre topics by an astute and entertaining essayist

You Don't Say!
Occasional Musings by an occasionally amused writer



Undress Me 
In a bar, Laura turns to Stefan and asks him to undress her
by word of mouth, in his best mother tongue

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

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

The Greed Gene
A young couple is told by their genetic counselor that
their child has the greed gene, there is nothing they can do


Letters to the Editor






From The Archives

With over 18,000 web pages (108,000 print pages), Scene4's Archives are a treasure of writings, commentary, visual art, graphics and media on international art and culture.

This Month from 2010


Mermaids Who LoveToo Much
by Renate Stendhal

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The Steiny Road
Index of Karren Alenier's
columns and writings

Film Reviews
Index of Miles David Moore's 
reviews and writings

Index of Renate Stendhal's
writings and reviews

Kandinsky Anew
Index of the series by
Lissa Tyler Renaud



Good Reading Is Currently On Sale Here

Karren Alenier
The Dresser addresses what's
underneath the art

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