May 2023


Nureyev's Eyes
There was an irresistible, seductive, unforgettable aura to his dancing. He was daring, dangerous, fierce and aggressive.
Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold

SF Ballet ~ The Colors of Dance

The final contemporary program of the season. The kind of aesthetic pleasure that Gertrude Stein would have called "peaceful and exciting."
Renate Stendhal

Cinema Semi-Paradiso
The Fabelmans and Empire of Light

Both films, especially The Fabelmans, have strong points in their favor, but neither is completely satisfactory.

Miles David Moore

Portraits II

The Photography of
Jon Rendell



"Strange Effect On Me"
MichaelBettencourt | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.comI am continually drawn to listen to the cover of this song by the Belgian band Hooverphonic done in 1998 for their album
Blue Wonder Powder Milk.
Michael Bettencourt

ada2Once a girl I knew, all alone and unprepared.
Everyone she knew, running scared.
Then she found him or maybe he found her.

Arthur Danin Adler

Theater in the Street
Claudine Jones | Scene4 MagazineAnd of course, here come the cops. Don't know who called them, don't care. It is what it is. Weirdly I realize that I have been holding my phone in my hand this whole time.
Claudine Jones

Bob Dylan's The Philosophy Of Modern Song
Les Marcott | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.com
His writing style for this book seems to mimic his speaking style. It is alliterative, rat-a-tat-tat, staccato, stream of consciousness flowing into a mysterious river.
Les Marcott

Break Towards Me: Bone Wishing by Tara Flint Taylor
Gregory Luce | Scene4 MagazineImages of breakage and loss, of illness and death, but also
endurance, resilience and tentative hope—fill this powerful
collection of poems.

Gregory Luce

The Driver's Side
Patrick Walsh | Scene4 MagazineIt seems that clouds can still be mighty:
I was driving down the highway,
Windows open, the rush of air.

Patrick Walsh


Visual Poems

And now to come...
something completely different

David Alpaugh


The Inspiration of Flamenco
in a Time of Trump and Stein
A certain diva attitude that defies all criticism.
Karren Alenier

Verapong Sritrakulkitjakarn
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We will find beauty in everything. Aesthetics is not an art,
 it is an intrinsic value.

Janine Yasovant

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

My Correspondents On the Theme of David Burliuk: Painter-Poet, Futurist, Provocateur
Tantalizing glimpses from Jelena Hahl-Fontaine and Gregory Vernitsky of how Burliuk crossed paths with Kandinsky.
Edited by Lissa Tyler Renaud

Early Days in the Vortex/ Part Three
 In these early days in the vortex,
 the inner and the outer worlds
 frequently changed places

Brian George



The Rats and The Lonely Woman     Altenir Silva  
Yes! She looked amazing.
She knew it would be a great date night.


A Vernissage in Manhattan
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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