May 2024


Anna Karenina at the Joffrey Ballet
Tolstoy with Twists.

Renate Stendhal

Perilous Worlds
Dune: Part Two, Poor Things
 Two renowned recent films offer protagonists who must forge paths through worlds that present daunting perils.
Miles David Moore

Two months ago, raging bushfires struck an area in Western Victoria, Australia, near the town of Beaufort and I recently visited a friend's property hit by those fires.
The Photography of Jon Rendell

The Complicated and Enduring Legacy of
 Uncle Tom’s Cabin

  in 19th Century Art

Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold


Rudy Bram
MichaelBettencourt | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.comLast Friday, on April 12, our neighbor Rudy Bram passed away in his sleep – 96 years old, an artist of the found object that festooned his house with many, many found objects.  
Michael Bettencourt

And Again
Arthur Danin Adler  Scene4 MagazineAs anti-semitism bubbles to the surface in the U.S. again
and so-called university students protest... whatever,
it's that time again.
Arthur Danin Adler

Claudine Jones | Scene4 MagazineIt's official. The news is putting me to sleep. It's a self-protection apparatus and I have pushed it, or more accurately I have let it get pushed to FOUR naps a day at its worst.
Claudine Jones

Stories and Songs – Part III:  Addictions and Afflictions
Les Marcott | Scene4 Magazine |
I once had a spirited back and forth with a guy who had his own bar themed reality show. He was disagreeing with me over the choice of drinks the literary figures mentioned in the first verse imbibed.
Les Marcott

“I want words to be words”
Gregory Luce | Scene4 MagazineAlthough Amanda Shaw has been writing poetry for many years and holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College, her debut collection, It Will Have Been So Beautiful, has only now been released.
Gregory Luce

Your Hundred Best Days
Patrick Walsh | Scene4 MagazineMany of my Hundred Best Days have been notched on those trips. And tellingly, a lot of those shared best days revolve around hikes, often all-day affairs where we’ve reached the top of a mountain.
Patrick Walsh


Forth from Her Pen
The Steiny Road to Operadom is always on the lookout for programs that highlight the genius of women artists.
Karren Alenier

Top of Form
A Biography of
Clarence F. Toklas
yes, that Toklas.

Hans Gallas

Poem I.....e.e.cummings

Here’s a poem you can neither read nor recite. Still, it’s not difficult to figure out what Cummings is up to.

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 Two
 I would demand to express my mode of vision, however half-formed it might be.

Brian George

Narate Jung
ณเรศ จึง
Impressive time is every moment before, during, and after the creation of every work, every set, every piece.
Janine Yasovant



The Man Who Came From Venezuela     Altenir Silva  
When he arrived at the Mexico border, he paid 2000 bucks, which he had exchanged for a lot of Venezuelan bolívars, to a 'coyote' who smuggled illegal immigrants into the United States.



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

Admiration of a Bouquet
The Art of David Wiley

Ziggurat Matrix
with Color Reflection

The Art of Willie Marlowe

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  |

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






Prior Issues
From The Archives



Scene4 Magazine -

July/August 2015|

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October 2014|

Scene4 Magazine -
July 2014|

Scene4 Magazine -
April 2014|

Scene4 Magazine -
January 2014|

Everything Old Is New Again
January 2013|

What Is Obscenity and What’s Not?
January 2012|

A Brief But Quirky History of the Arts
January 2011|

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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