July 2023


It speaks of simplicity and clarity.
It says: "less is more."

The Photography of Jon Rendell

A Revival of Titanic
Worthy of the Legend
An epic and astonishingly beautiful new production of the Maury Yeston/Peter Stone musical.
Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold

Gatsby on Steroids
Inheriting the leadership of Waystar Royco, the winners rode off in their chauffeured luxury SUVs, the losers retired to bars or stared out disconsolately at New York Harbor.
Miles David Moore


A Spectre, Haunting: On the Communist Manifesto
MichaelBettencourt | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.comThis is a succinctly brilliant gloss by writer China Miéville on the document that still haunts both the hopes and fears of people (depending on where they sit on the political spectrum). 
Michael Bettencourt

Some of These Days
Arthur Danin Adler  Scene4 MagazineSome of these days, You'll miss your honey,
Some of these days, You'll feel so lonely,
And when you leave me, I know you'll grieve me.
Arthur Danin Adler

Scene for…
Claudine Jones | Scene4 MagazineLet's hypothesize your goal is to become a skilled,
confident professional working something that you love,
and making some money.

Claudine Jones

Les Marcott | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.com
Those of a certain age will remember those classic tuna fish commercials of the 60's and 70's. The taglines being, "What's the best tuna? Chicken of the Sea" and "Sorry Charlie."
Les Marcott

Call It Hope
Gregory Luce | Scene4 MagazineCall Me Spes is one of the most remarkable books of poetry I've read in quite a long while. Sara Cahill Marron has invented a new poetic language to lead us through the modern-day technological Inferno.
Gregory Luce

Homage to Greg LeMond
Patrick Walsh | Scene4 MagazineOften I find myself writing a heap of posthumous praise on someone I've admired. Now it's July and that means the Tour de France, so I want to celebrate a hero of mine who is still with us.
Patrick Walsh


How does a poet make
an audience remember her?
Steiny's assignment was to translate one of her poems into French.
Karren Alenier

Engraved on the Collar of a Dog which I gave to his Royal Highness
Alexander Pope

One of many powerful couplets that showcase his brilliant wit, adroit rhyme, and metrical facility.

David Alpaugh

Supawat Thonglamul
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His journey with drawing and teaching is still intriguing even though time
has passed for this drawing guru
 from South Isaan.

Janine Yasovant

A Lot You've Wanted to Know
About Kandinsky and Theatre

Kandinsky wasn't so interested in things we can see as in what was between them, or in and around them.
Kiril Bolotnikov and Lissa Tyler Renaud

My Friend, the Minotaur/ Part Two
 There is little reason to apologize to an entity that does not exist, but, even in the labyrinth of mirrors, the false self needs a cast of supporting actors.

Brian George



Perpetual Motion     Altenir Silva  
It was a Tuesday morning when I stepped out of the deli and began trailing a woman wearing a blue skirt along the sidewalk. She never looked back, but I persisted in following her.


Drawing From the
Familiar Well

The Art of Philip Gerstein

Untitled #10
Remembering Thoreau
The Art of 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, 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






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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

Index of Arthur Danin Adler's
columns and writings

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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