June 2023


Half Way Through the
Door to Tomorrow

The world is finally ready for
Mina Loy .
Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold

In Extremis
Living, The Whale, Women Talking
Three well-regarded films from the past year share the trope
 of putting their protagonists in dire peril from the beginning.

Miles David Moore

Arum Lilies
Flowers for the time and
a time for flowers

The Photography of
Jon Rendell



The Singularity
MichaelBettencourt | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.comI assume we all have these moments in our lives when,
I don't know, the machinery of meaning stops, just stops,
stone cold stops.
Michael Bettencourt

Eurydice Descending
Arthur Danin Adler  Scene4 MagazineHow could you possibly love someone else's life more than your own? The open heart of your own life lying in someone else's hands, helpless, beating, unafraid.
Arthur Danin Adler

Claudine Jones | Scene4 MagazineSo y'all probably don't know but this makes the 4th time I've been off on a weeklong retreat in the same lovely setting, where I get all my communal meals and a relatively comfortable bed.
Claudine Jones

The Bristol Sessions
Les Marcott | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.com
This past July marked the 96th anniversary of the momentous Bristol Sessions, often referred to by various musical historians as "the big bang of country music."
Les Marcott

Exit, Silence
Gregory Luce | Scene4 MagazineWhen Your Sky Runs Into Mine is so rich and varied that one could fill pages with excerpts and quotations and still not account for the power and beauty of the poems.
Gregory Luce

The Sad Epilogue to Moneyball and the Oakland A's
Patrick Walsh | Scene4 MagazineThe story only gets worse for the Oakland A's. In 2005, a group of investors led by billionaire John Fisher acquired the team. Hey, a billionaire owner, just what the bargain basement A's needed, right?.
Patrick Walsh


Kneel Said the Night:
A Hybrid in Half Notes

A noir environment of cynicism, fatalism, and moral ambiguity.
Karren Alenier

Anecdote of The Jar
by Wallace Stevens

He is America's holiday poet. At first,
I was mostly seduced by the poem's sound.

David Alpaugh

Nuttaphong O Kunghae
ณัฐพงศ์ โอ กังแฮ
Immersed in a time of change,
 his intention: preserving in a deeply personal and uncompromising
 style of work.

Janine Yasovant

Jelena Does Texas: Anecdotes of an Art Historian
My young audience turned out to be absolutely attentive; their questions were to the point and creative.
Jelena Hahl-Fontaine
Edited by Lissa Tyler Renaud

My Friend, the Minotaur/ Part One
 A challenge had been issued: "Find the past!" Most records had disappeared. The ones that survived were not worth the DNA they were printed on.

Brian George



Happy Birthday, and Anything Else     Altenir Silva  
My name is Garrison, but everyone calls me Gary.
I'm just a teenager and nothing else.


How to Review an Art Exhibition
The Art of Philip Gerstein

Poster, Shakespeare & Co., Paris
A Long Last Line to Canterbury
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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