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February 2013

Scene4 - International Magazine of Arts and Media | "They Abide" | February 2013 |


Zero Dark Thirty
Michael Bettencourt
Scene4 Magazine: Michael Bettencourt | www.scene4.comThe movie tells a lie about the connection between information extracted by torture and the discovery of bin Laden's presence in Pakistan.

As the Wheel Turns - A Publishing Event
 Arthur Meiselman
It remains a provocative, controversial, insider's look into the Hollywood "circus", the American political system, civil rights and the abuses of law enforcement.

Abel and Able
Nathan Thomas

Scene4 Magazine: Nathan Thomas | OK.  From the time of Abel and Cain, we've had murder. And from the time of Abel and Cain, we've had stories with violence. So, what do we do with that?

Fear and Loathing in Tamale Land
Les Marcott

Scene4 Magazine: Les Marcott | www.scene4.comFinding the perfect tamale in Texas should be a relatively easy exercise considering the Tex-Mex culture that permeates the state.  You just pick one off the ol tamale tree, right?.

Holding Six on the
pre-Apocalypse Jitterbug
Claudine Jones

Scene4 Magazine: Claudine Jones | I guess my question is, how can I try an electric griddle, find out that it doesn't work and then return it to Bippos 'unused in original packing'?

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Scene4 Magazine: "Les Miserables" reviewed by Miles David Moore | February 2013

FILM (reviews)
Les Miserables

In an era which represents the apex of the ability of human beings to destroy each other, Lincoln and Les Miserables recall the noblest strains of 19th-Century idealism—an idealism that still holds enormous appeal today.
Miles David Moore

Scene4 Magazine: Aerts of Thailand - Anurot Chanphosri | February 2013 |

Linen of the Remains - Anurot Chanphosri

It was his intention to bring his art book to the mountain top. The book was entitled "Shroud".
Janine Yasovant
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Scene4 Magazine - Hypatia - Carmen's Lament | Griselda Steiner | February 2013 |

Hypatia - Carmen's Lament

The musical HYPATIA begins at the turn of the century when an old Diva wanders the grand opera stage where she performed during her career.
Griselda Steiner

Stein and Rukeyser
Both Stein and Rukeyser were hounded and written off by their critics but neither let that interfere with their prolific writing. Both had FBI dossiers. Both wrote work that might be described as gender conscious leaning toward women's issues, and patriotic for the U.S.
Karren Alenier

The Art of David Wiley


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Death Stinks, Love Rocks, Art Rules
Dear Grim Reaper:
It's me. One of the many who try to make art in your wake.  I just want to grab you as you make you daily rounds to get a few things off my chest.
Kathi Wolfe

My Old Man!
Rap? Oy Vey!

An ongoing series by
Scene4's resident mad cartoonist

Elliot Feldman


Scene4 Magazine — inSight - Views and Perspective on the Arts
Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives-Images | A few Drops of Mapplethorpe and a Tincture of O'Keefe - The Photography of Jon Rendell | February 2013 | Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives-Images | A few Drops of Mapplethorpe and a Tincture of O'Keefe - The Photography of Jon Rendell | February 2013 |

A Few Drops of Mapplethorpe and a Tincture of O'Keeffe
The Photography of Jon Rendell


The Disintegrating Man  Sanjeev Mohan
This was too much! He had not complained when he had been transported into the nightmare world of Tolkien and Spielberg. But he certainly resented having the denizens of that macabre milieu following him around.  Goblins and gnomes in a surreal setting were bad enough; but to have them intrude into the real world was enough to render the most broad-minded of people paranoid.

dialogues - video

Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Dialogue | Undress Me | Michael Bettencourt | February 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 | February 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 - Dialogue | The Greed Gene | Michael Bettencourt | February 2013 | www.scene4.comEar Buds  Michael Bettencourt
What happens when we love our devices
— and they love us back. 




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Hollywood Red - The Autobiography of Lester Cole - published in April 2013 by Scene4 Books and AviarPress |

One of the founders of the Screenwriters Guild (now the WGA) and the most unrelenting and outspoken member of the blacklisted "Hollywood Ten", Lester Cole was a protege of the legendary Cecil B. DeMille, a roommate of Cary Grant, a pal of Humphrey Bogart, a gadfly to Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, and then there were... the women in his life.

Scene4 Books is proud to offer the authorized reprint of this controversial autobiography. Timely! Provocative! Startling! Now, after 32 years, a witness to the nightmare of what we did and what we almost did again.

Few Americans remember the dark days of the House Un-American Activities Committee. From 1938 to 1975 it traveled like a carnival throughout the country, breaking up families, turning friends into enemies, destroying reputations and lives. This is the intimate, inside story of one of the "Hollywood Ten", screenwriters and directors jailed for defying HUAC's nightmare of enforced orthodoxy.

"...the best 'inside' book yet about Hollywood under HUAC, a book that brings the whole period, and what came before and after, into frightening clarity, but also a book that is moving, exciting, funny and blessed with humanity."

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The Idea

F. Scott Fitzgerald, before dying, receives a visit from one of his characters, Pat
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When you're asked to choose the most influential film of the last hundred years, essentially you're being asked to choose the most influential film of all time.

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