January 2024


Almodóvar Short Films
The Human Voice

It takes up cultural icons and twists them in amusing gay and feminist ways.
Renate Stendhal

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Trapeze artists, jugglers, gymnasts, magicians, Elvis and the parable of Joseph and his coat of many colors.
Carla Maria Verdino Süllwold

Not the FBI Story
Killers of the Flower Moon

The film helps to correct the historical record, with cinematic mastery that no viewer will soon forget.

Miles David Moore

Portraits of Flora
From the biennial daily blog series that just ended
The Photography of Jon Rendell


MichaelBettencourt | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.comOne of our backdeck feral regulars, B2, seems to have gone missing. We are worried.
We are resigned. 
Michael Bettencourt

Around Midnight with Manfredo Fest
Arthur Danin Adler  Scene4 MagazineA rich, delicious Brazilian musical artist, he was brilliant,
courageous, and remarkably joyous given the often
smothering conditions of his life.
Arthur Danin Adler

Okay change of plans
Claudine Jones | Scene4 MagazineLast night I crashed at about 10 o'clock after a very light, in fact almost invisible Thanksgiving. Peculiar to be sitting there at a lovely table with an empty plate and a glass of seltzer, watching everybody else eat.
Claudine Jones

 The Rise and Fall of Just About Everybody
Les Marcott | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.com
Occasionally when I pass my much too full bookshelf, a book calls out to me.  It beckons to me…come hither and read. The last book to do that is titled Here Today… by Louise Tanner. 
Les Marcott

Painter of Modern Life: Personal Reflections on Manet
Gregory Luce | Scene4 MagazineIn my many years of haunting art museums—the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, et al.—my admiration of Édouard Manet, has increased steadily.
Gregory Luce

Some Progress
Patrick Walsh | Scene4 MagazineRecently and at long last, the Department of Defense changed the names of nine American military posts originally named for traitors,
i.e. Confederate generals.

Patrick Walsh


The Steiny Road Poet interviews Gertrude Stein
through Tender Buttons on Martin Scorsese's film
Killers of the Flower Moon.

Karren Alenier

"They Flee From Me" — Sir Thomas Wyatt

Not only one of the most original and personal love poems of the 16th century, but of all time.

David Alpaugh

Kandinsky's Unpublished Letters, Published

Renaud Interviews Hahl-Fontaine.
New information about Kandinsky has continued to surface over time, often bringing with it new questions.

Jelena Hahl-Fontaine and Lissa Tyler Renaud

Elis & Tom
 Pure art found its way into their minds and hearts, and all conflicts started to fade, allowing us to witness the birth of a masterpiece
Altenir Silva

The Goddess as Active Listener
Part Four
 When I met Sue Castigliano, my speech teacher during my senior year, it was not at first apparent that she would one day change my life

Brian George

Satta Homsawat (LaFe)
ศรัทธา หอมสวัสดิ์ (ลาเฟ่)
Watercolor in my view is not a technique but a medium for communicating
 with the audience

Janine Yasovant

Songs of Gratitude and
 Fields of Wonder

A Review of Maía's Portraits
Each of us starts life as a world center indifferent to the laws of time and space sure that our call will result in a response
Brian George



My Art Year (in Review)
It would have taken a true clairvoyant to have predicted a year ago all of the positive art happenings that came to pass for me during this year.
The Art of Philip Gerstein

The Cathedral of Ys
Veracruz Codex
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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