October 2023


Oppenheimer and
a Necessary Truth

It's a great film. And as such, it continues to make me think long after the credits rolled about Oppenheimer, this immensely complex mind and also just an ordinary man with wants and needs.
Patrick Walsh

The Sabattier Effect
The Photography of Jon Rendell

Theatre in the Windy City
Another Visit to Chicago's Bustling Theatre Scene.
Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold

O Canada
If You Could Read My Mind
Two of the most beloved Canadians ever—Michael J. Fox and the late Gordon Lightfoot—are the subjects of recent documentaries.
Miles David Moore


Participatory Fascism
MichaelBettencourt | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.comRather than George Orwell's dystopian vision of a boot stamping on a human face, we should heed Aldous Huxley's caution. The real concern lies in an overripe, relentless American culture. 
Michael Bettencourt

The Good Ol' WGA
Arthur Danin Adler  Scene4 MagazineThey're back. Almost. The movies and series. The WGA took the Producers behind the shed and kicked their derrières. They got what they wanted, a bigger slice of the swollen pie.
Arthur Danin Adler

Friendly Follies
Claudine Jones | Scene4 MagazineSuddenly Ms Thing comes out of her house, boiling down the
sidewalk towards me. I'm trapped. She's up by the sidewalk,
I'm down the driveway.

Claudine Jones

Hank Williams at 100
Les Marcott | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.com
He is often cited by music critics as being one of the most influential singer/songwriters of the 20th century. He recorded fifty-five singles that reached the top ten of the Billboard Country & Western charts.
Les Marcott

The Persistence of Memory
Gregory Luce | Scene4 MagazineIt was the summer of 1964, so I would have been 9 or 10. At the height of that season, the midafternoon was too hot for even a heat-inured Texan boy to play outside.
Gregory Luce

Oppenheimer and a Necessary Truth
Patrick Walsh | Scene4 MagazineIt's a great film. And as such, it continues to make me think long after the credits rolled about Oppenheimer, this immensely complex mind and also just an ordinary man with wants and needs.
Patrick Walsh


Make Way for the Dirt
Hybrid books proliferate now. Hybrids are mix genres, for example poetry and essay, poetry and photography, poetry and autobiography.
Karren Alenier

Shakespeare's Sonnet #130

It is the greatest of what have come to be known as Shakespeare's "dark lady" sonnets. Because we know almost nothing about the bard's personal life imaginations have run wild.

David Alpaugh

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

Question 5 of 5:
What kind of theatre did Kandinsky like?

Kiril Bolotnikov and Lissa Tyler Renaud

The Goddess as Active Listener
Part One
 When I was first introduced to my wife, I told her that I had always missed her but had never realized it until we finally met.

Brian George



The Universe Is Good, But…     Altenir Silva  
It was then that I realized, if I hadn't lost control of my mind, I was walking in a parallel universe. Would it be real? I didn't know!


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

Music and Art, Art and Music
In an academically-oriented town like Boston, the new exhibition season rolls in in the Fall, in reluctant harmony with its relentless academic calendar.
The Art of Philip Gerstein

A Delicate Balance
The Orient
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



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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