June 2024


The Lure of the Green Light

The Great Gatsby on Broadway
Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold

Hannah Arendt Was Right
The Zone of Interest, Ripley
Miles David Moore


The Photography of Jon Rendell

Dos Mujeres
at San Francisco Ballet

 A Domestic Carmen and
Ten Male Fridas

Renate Stendhal



The Joyful Terrors of Owning a Home
MichaelBettencourt | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.comThe trick, I’m learning, is to make the
“going to smash” as spectacular and lovely and homely
and beautiful as possible. 
Michael Bettencourt

Memorial Day: A Time to Love and A Time to Hate
Arthur Danin Adler  Scene4 MagazineThe challenge of True Believers, of Fundamentalism, all Fundamentalism, Christian, Jewish, Islamic… is its mindless, degrading nostalgia for the "better" way that things were.
Arthur Danin Adler

Claudine Jones | Scene4 MagazineSorry to say, as much as I try to avoid politics, I am acutely aware of its effect on my everyday life. There is a sense I have just this much tolerance. No more no less..
Claudine Jones

The Old Men Monologues - Part 1
Les Marcott | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.com
Well, this is it.  I mean they're taking my keys away tomorrow.  They don’t politely insist…they demand it.  Too many trips back home…and not making it home.
Les Marcott

Notes Toward a Memoir of Madness and Writing - Part I
Gregory Luce | Scene4 MagazineA small surge of shivery energy passed through me and fluttered my fingers. If this is a relapse I thought, it might be more fun than the ones before.
Gregory Luce

The Fraternity of Arms, the Airborne Brotherhood
Patrick Walsh | Scene4 MagazineYou catch a blast of the engine’s intense heat for a second, then there’s a sudden jolt and a tug that makes you feel like you’re flying back up towards the plane.
Patrick Walsh


Brilliant Exiles
An important exhibition that focuses on women artists who flourished in the City of Light in
the early 1900’s.

Karren Alenier

Ode to Stephen Dowling Bots, Dec’d
Mark Twain

This poem that has delighted readers most is unusual in that it was not published as a standalone piece but as an integral part of Huckleberry Finn.

David Alpaugh

“Nina and Me”:
Jelena's Years with Kandinsky's Wife (Part 2)

After Kandinsky's death in 1944, Nina asked me, as well as many others, how to proceed with carrying out Kandinsky's last will. Everyone knew what was in his will.
Jelena Hahl-Fontaine - edited by Lissa Tyler Renaud

The Stranger Face of the Friend
Part Three
 I became obsessed with the idea of the “façade.” Worcester’s skyline was no more than a series of cardboard cutouts. How strange it was that they had no other side.

Brian George

Srijai Kuntawang
ศรีใจ กันทะวัง
In each era artists never stop creating and what artists use as creative guidelines that come from things that are close to the artist, for example, lifestyle, nature, even.
Janine Yasovant



The Perfect Joke     Altenir Silva  
Even though they sometimes work together in comedy clubs around NYC and the country, they have many conflicts. Whenever one presents a new joke to the other, the latter doesn't laugh and tries to find a lot of flaws in it.

I Deliver Meals to One of “The Boys of Buchenwald.”     Marc Bloom  
He’s Helped Me to Never Forget.



Queen of the Sirens
The Art of David Wiley

A Spring Exhibition Part 2:
Color Abstraction Show
Opens in Boston
Just in time, several NY and Boston artists have come together to hurry the slow progression of New England Spring.
The Art of Philip Gerstein

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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Everything Old Is New Again
January 2013|

What Is Obscenity and What’s Not?
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A Brief But Quirky History of the Arts
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The Rising Fall of the Arts
January 2010|

The One
January 2009|

What Is Art?
January 2008|

View of the Arts
January 2007|

The Art of Sex in the Arts
February 2006|

State of the Art of the Arts
October 2005|


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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