April 2024


The Legacy of Pina Bausch
Le Sacre du printemps and common ground[s]
at Cal Performances, Berkeley.

Renate Stendhal

Two Lives Before Stonewall
Rustin, Maestro
 Two Oscar-nominated films share the theme of a gay man at a time, not so long ago, when homosexuality was The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name.
Miles David Moore

The Museum of Old and
New Art, Tasmania

A beacon of artistic innovation and controversy, captivating visitors with its eclectic blend of ancient artifacts, contemporary artworks, and immersive experiences.
The Photography of Jon Rendell

British Icons
at San Francisco Ballet

Kenneth MacMillan and
Frederick Ashton.

Renate Stendhal


Sad Story of the Death of Cats
MichaelBettencourt | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.comHere is what I hope. I hope that when he died, he had no pain and that he did not feel abandoned or betrayed. That he knew that he was loved, honored, even revered. That he felt no terror as he passed.  
Michael Bettencourt

New Again and Forever Old
Arthur Danin Adler  Scene4 MagazineThey babble, hardly hear, barely listen, remember little. 
Only the born-deaf among us stay ahead of the struggle
to be free in their own privacy.
Arthur Danin Adler

It's melting
Claudine Jones | Scene4 MagazineWatchin’ junk teevee, me and the old man often used to yell plot device! You know what that is: Secrets which drives her crazy aaaand… plot device!
Claudine Jones

Songs and Stories: Part II - The Old West
Les Marcott | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.com
He was an outlaw, that’s for sure and a cop killer. It is said he killed his first man after a “bullying” incident. His physical appearance was unimpressive – a wiry 5’7”, 135 lb. frame.
Les Marcott

Gregory Luce | Scene4 MagazineLoneliness, alienation, family breakage, loss, death: All these are classic themes of poetry. In Mary Lou Buschi’s Blue Physics,
however, they are not tropes.

Gregory Luce

Welcome to Hell
Patrick Walsh | Scene4 MagazineI grew up in Queens/
With graffiti on the trains.
The 7 ran by my school/

Patrick Walsh


An Authentic Friend of Poetry
In tribute to an authentic friend of poetry, the Steiny Road Poet hereby offers this portrait of an original member of ModPo, John Knight.
Karren Alenier

Bumblebees and O’Neill’s Cat
He was a force of nature, and he became a legend in Provincetown for his indefatigable devotion to his own brand of medicine.
Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold

“Body in a Dream of Spring” —Lynne Knight

Like her predecessors, Knight translates visual into verbal art—color, light, and texture into story, symbol, and sound.

David Alpaugh

“Nina and Me”:
Jelena's Years with Kandinsky's Wife (Part 1)

When you are reading Jelena on Nina, you are only a few degrees of separation from Nina herself—and who else do you know besides Jelena who had lunch prepared for her by Nina Kandinsky!
Jelena Hahl-Fontaine - edited by Lissa Tyler Renaud

The Stranger Face of the Friend
Part One
 Of one thing I was sure: that the servants of Earth’s cybernetic reich had been planning to remove my neocortex

Brian George

Nepjune Sirirath Chumyen
ศิริรัตน์ เนปจูน ชุ่มเย็น
When creating a work of female nudity the question stream that often follows is “Aren't you embarrassed to write about your naked body?”
Janine Yasovant



Welcome to Hollywood     Altenir Silva  
Robert Carlot, a filmmaker full of rage, entered the editing room of the studio, and without shame, he began to hammer the movie editing equipment.



A Spring Exhibition Pre-View:
Color Abstraction
Blooms in Boston
Somewhere between music and poetry, between vibrating with sound and declaiming with language, color soaks in into our visual consciousness.
The Art of Philip Gerstein

Canyon Visions #118
Artist Statement
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 Rising Fall of the Arts
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The One
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What Is Art?
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View of the Arts
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The Art of Sex in the Arts
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State of the Art of the Arts
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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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