March 2023


SF Ballet Next@90 Festival

San Francisco Ballet turns ninety this year. The renowned company celebrates the anniversary with nine world premieres in three programs, part of an exciting tradition.
Renate Stendhal

Glass Onion, The Menu
It doubles down on the abundant wit and cleverness Johnson demonstrated in Knives Out, while upping the ante on his disdain for those whose net worth exceeds their worthiness.
Miles David Moore

Melbourne's National Gallery of Victoria popularly known as the NGV, is Australia's oldest (founded 1861) and most visited art museum.
The Photography of Jon Rendell

In the Fulton Theatre's
 Play That Goes Wrong
Everything Actually
 Goes Brilliantly Right!
Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold


Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi
MichaelBettencourt | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.comYes, I have taken a bite of the devil's apple and toyed with ChatGPT.
I had a modest goal, based on my work at a Jewish university writing solicitation letters .
Michael Bettencourt

The Candle Is Lit
ada2What film artists have known since the 1960's... he was and remains singular among the handful of unique filmmakers in the 20th century.
Arthur Danin Adler

Missing Title
Claudine Jones | Scene4 MagazineCoordinating activities has been a little tricky, what with us only having one car for the three of us. Damn catalytic converters. Damn supply chains.
Claudine Jones

Cowboy Singer
Les Marcott | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.com
There's a voice singing across the prairie…well not exactly. The voice is confined inside my Toyota. It is the voice of Carl T. Sprague. And just who is Carl T. Sprague?
Les Marcott

Bullet Points
Gregory Luce | Scene4 MagazineThe recent murder in Memphis of Tyre Nichols by five policemen has triggered a great deal of outrage (along with the usual excuse making) among people of all races.
Gregory Luce

The Rooks at Tara
Patrick Walsh | Scene4 MagazineAll roads led to Tara. Five ancient roads, in fact, converged there, linking every far-flung corner of Éire to this sacred spot. I'd say Tara was Ireland's Rome.
Patrick Walsh



Dear Morpheus, The Glue That Is You
Interview with John Bradley, prolific poet and author of seventeen collections of poetry, about his latest work.
Karren Alenier

Maeterlinck's Ariane and Bluebeard
Oakland's West Edge Opera
 This production of Ariane and Bluebeard bypassed every reasonable expectation
 of what it might be.

Lissa Tyler Renaud

Natrada Bee Charupipattananon
ณัฐรดา บี จารุพิพัฒนานนท์ี

The key to work is love and the willingness to learn.
Janine Yasovant

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

Kandinsky and Theatre
More from de Hartmann's
Intimate Memorial Account.

Lissa Tyler Renaud

Early Days in the Vortex/ Part One
 Is the logic of a dream different
 from that of the external world?

Brian George



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

Not So Silent Spring
Listening to the Rhythms of Nature
The Art of Philip Gerstein

Focal Point
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

Patrick Nagel
It's in the Eyes


The Compromise With Insignificance    Altenir Silva  
SHE finally decided to go. It would be impersonal, but it was what he would deserve for everything he did to her.

Two Poems for Now    Kathi Wolfe  
First Date | Epiphany



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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