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December 2013



What Is An Economy For?
Michael Bettencourt
Scene4 Magazine: Michael Bettencourt |
The only solution is constant
 resistance to the Borg of capitalism
Resistance is not futile.
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Hollywood’s Greatest Shame
 The Blacklist

 Arthur Meiselman
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About a man who refused to
 genuflect to the authorities who
persecuted and prosecuted him.

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The Real Thing.
Nathan Thomas
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There’s no internal monitor to tell
 you that too much processed
entertainment is too much.

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The Continual Relevance Of
 Billy The Kid

Les Marcott
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He was an outlaw, that’s for sure and a cop killer. He killed his first man after a “bullying” incident.
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Ribbons Down Back
Claudine Jones
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Have you ever followed another
 actor or been followed
 by one for years?

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Learning From the Movies
Patrick Walsh
Scene4 Magazine - Patrick Walsh
Along with its ability to entertain,
 cinema, like literature, is a great
repository of ethical insights.

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Weapons of Mass Distraction
Renate Stendhal
Scene4 Magazine: Renate Stendhal
Did I hear this term somewhere? Or
 did it spring from my own brain? If
 it did, it’s  because I’m afflicted.

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"Kill Your Darlings" reviewed by Miles David Moore Scene4 Magazine December 2013

FILM (reviews)
Enough Said, Don Jon, Kill Your Darlings

If you really want to see love at its cruelest,
look no further than Kill Your Darlings.

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Miles David Moore


American Opera Initiative  reviewed by Karren LaLonde Alenier  Scene4 Magazine-December 2013

American Opera Initiative

Washington National Opera premiered three
 twenty-minute works, accessible and distinct. 

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Karren LaLonde Alenier


Camille Claudel au Musée Rodin Paris  Catherine Conway Honig Scene4 Magazine-December 2013

Camille Claudel au Musée Rodin Paris

The name Camille Claudel arouses
great passion in France.

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Catherine Conway Honig


Conspirare  A Profile by Carla Maria Süllwold  Scene4 Magazine-December 2013

Singing is the way we communicate the
simple song in each of us.

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Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold

Learning About Learning
Much of the learning in a MOOSG is about discovering how to learn outside the normal approaches. Learning with Gertrude Stein is setting the mind free.
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Karren LaLonde Alenier

My Old Man!
This Was Your Life
An ongoing series by
Scene4’s resident and swamp lovin’ mad cartoonist

Tsk-tsking begins here...
Elliot Feldman

Orf ‘86
A mythologized documentary
of a production of Gluck’s
Orfeo ed Euridice

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Norman MacAfee

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PITCHIT PAIDAN Arts of Thailand  Janine Yasovant December 2013
THIS WAS YOUR LIFE Comics by Elliot Feldman  Scene4 Magazine December 2013

Making Art in the Face of Disaster
As I write, images and sounds from the Philippines after last month’s typhoon overwhelm my radar screen.
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Kathi Wolfe

Arts of Thailand
Pitchit Paidan

Interview with award-winning Thai artist, Pitchit Paidan and a display of some of his paintings.
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Janine Yasovant
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Scene4 Magazine — inSight - Views and Perspective on the Arts
LOOKING AT THE EVERYDAY FOR INSPIRATION The Photography of Jon Rendell  Scene4 Magazine - December 2013 LOOKING AT THE EVERYDAY FOR INSPIRATION The Photography of Jon Rendell  Scene4 Magazine - December 2013
Scene4 Magazine — inSight - Views and Perspective on the Arts

Looking at the Everyday for Inspiration
The Photography of Jon Rendell

MODES OF TRANSPORTATION  The Art of David Wiley  Scene4 Magazine December 2013

Modes of Transportation I/
The Revolutionary Calendar

The Art of David Wiley

SHERWOOD FOREST Griselda Steiner Scene4 Magazine December 2013

Sherwood Forest  Griselda Steiner
The midnight moon’s a den.

Two Poems  Kathi Wolfe


The Guy Who Dies So Beautifully  Les Marcott 
Hey I wonder if you could do me a favor...
look through your files and find me that guy who dies so beautifully.


The Little Elf and Santa’s Computer  Sandeep Girish Bhatnagar 
There’s so much to do before Christmas, especially in Elftown. Toys have to be made, Santa’s routes to our homes planned out, his sleighs and reindeer tended to and so much more.


Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Dialogue | Undress Me | Michael Bettencourt | October 2013 | www.scene4.comUndress Me  Michael Bettencourt
In a bar, Laura turns to Stefan and asks him to undress her by word of mouth, in his best mother tongue.

Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Dialogue | The Greed Gene | Michael Bettencourt | October 2013 | www.scene4.comThe Greed Gene  Michael Bettencourt
A young couple is told by their genetic counselor — the "genie of genes" — that their child has the greed gene, and there is nothing they can do to stop the expression of the gene. What are they going to do?

Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Audio | Theatre Thoughts  | Michael Bettencourt | October 2013 |



Rage As Healing **
Sometimes rage is the only appropriate artistic response to the times in which we live.

Death To The Ten-Minute Play **
Something about the short-play format does not sit right.

Gallery Going
Art galleries are very much like theatres, with the same blessings and drawbacks.

Macho Zone
It is such a gift to have the chance to be at the center of a universe.

Benedictine Theatre
I am trying to find a place where Jeremiah and Buddha can converse.

"Human nature" is an ideological argument, not a biological one.

The Fallen Ice Cream Cone
This is a definition of real theatre.

Old Lady on the Ten-Speed
This is another definition of real theatre.




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