January 2023


A Symphony Like the World

The film is a rich and immersive experience as she becomes the emblem of all those who live in an unreal world. 
Miles David Moore

An Iris, A Tulip, Ferns and more
The Photography of Jon Rendell

Natee Tubtimthong
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Combining classical styles
with modern ideas.

Janine Yasovant

Cirque du Soleil
 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
The company's first-ever
Christmas production.
Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold


Cordelia and My Ears
MichaelBettencourt | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.comGrief – the thing that rips away all armor and turns the body into nothing more than a bare nerve ending. Why would evolution ever select for such a thing?.
Michael Bettencourt

Silver and Gold
Arthur Danin Adler | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.comThere, that ought to do it.
Now wave goodbye to anguished 2022 and smile hopefully at 2023, asking… What's New?.

Arthur Danin Adler

1st Violin
Claudine Jones | Scene4 MagazineSo I missed my narc zoom tonight. I had been thinking about it and had it on my calendar but cruised straight through. It was 7:30 before I remembered, so too late.
Claudine Jones

Les Marcott | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.comI feel constrained (or liberated) in discovering some cosmic truth about time through the lens of various songwriters – usually in the span of three minutes.
Les Marcott

100 Years in the Waste Land
Gregory Luce | Scene4 MagazinePossibly the most famous—for some, notorious—English poem of the 20th century was published in October 1922.
T.S. Eliot's "The Waste Land".
Gregory Luce

Rabbits Island
Patrick Walsh | Scene4 MagazineThis rail route to Rabbits Island held one more challenge, one more dose of maximum adventure. Just as trains roll over trestles, they sometimes roar through tunnels.
Patrick Walsh



The Hours—Choosing Life Over Suicide
'How to be in the world' is the subject of a new opera in a simulcast of a live Metropolitan Opera performance.
Karren Alenier

Baum Ahead of His Time

The Media's all in a sweat about robots taking over. But if built like Baum's Tik Tok—no need to fuss. He's gentle, loyal, caring, helpful to everyone in OZ. (And a hell of a lot less dangerous than most of us!)
David Alpaugh

The Stranger Face of the Friend
 Then, with no warning that anything unusual might occur, I experienced an outpouring of creative energy, as explosive as a pyroclastic flow.

Brian George

Matisse in the 1930s
The pleasure of seeing works by Matisse.
Karren Alenier

Kandinsky Anew | Lissa Tyler Renaud | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.com

An Intimate Memorial Account of Kandinsky: Thomas de Hartmann
This man was loved by all who knew him, and for whom he has not died.
Jelena Hahl-Fontaine and Lissa Tyler Renaud

Letter to John Rueschhoff
Martes Gordo [Carnaval] is over but there is always a carnival in Vera Cruz, a Coney Island of the mind if nothing else. 
We are living on another planet here.

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

Abstraction, Reloaded
The Art of Philip Gerstein

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



The Man Who Killed The Song    Altenir Silva  
Thank God, my father never became a hitman, but, for an irony of destiny, I'm sitting here on this sofa that stinks like a climber's shoe, waiting to know details about my new job.

The Square    Harriet Halliday Renaud  
Anton Tillis, urban designer, professor of City and Regional Planning, conceived of The Square while a condemned corner rooming house burned down.



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, the green dance of blue, 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 2012

Now That's Obscene
by Les Marcott

Prior Issues

Scene4 Magazine | Quo Vadia | December 2022 | www.scene4.com Scene4 Magazine | A Child of the First People-October 2019 | www.scene4.com
Scene4 Magazine - KNOWN/UNKNOWN - October 2022 www.scene4.com Scene4 Magazine - WOMEN IN LOVE - April 2016 www.scene4.com
Scene4 Magazine | Distortions and Patterns | July 2022 | www.scene4.com Scene4 Magazine | Art and The City-February 2020 | www.scene4.com
Scene4 Magazine | Life Beaneath the Freeways | June 2022 | www.scene4.com Scene4 Magazine | Walt Whitman-A New Bard Is Caroling | August 2019
Scene4 Magazine | Phoenix Risen | May 2022 | www.scene4.com Scene4 Magazine | THE ROAD TO FREEDOM December 1220 | www.scene4.com
Scene4 Magazine | Frida in Celebration | April 2022 | www.scene4.com Scene4 Magazine - ART -November 2013 - www,scene4.com
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State of the Art of the Arts
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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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