Scene4 Magazine - Arts and Media:

July 2013

Scene4 Magazine - inFocus: ART | July 2013


Michael Bettencourt
Scene4 Magazine: Michael Bettencourt | www.scene4.comIt's not a bad program to follow for one's life in a debauched America where most everything is for sale
and has been sold


John Garfield and Hazel Brooks
 Arthur Meiselman
Scene4 Magazine: Arthur Meiselman |
John Garfield was a movie star in the 1940's and 50's, a counterpoint to Humphrey Bogart, a poster-man for the joyous angst, the bewildering urban stew of New York and its steaming boroughs.


In the Deep Weeds
Nathan Thomas
Scene4 Magazine: Nathan Thomas | Summer has visited the Pennsylvania river valley in which I happily reside.  And, as these things happen, Summer has brought along her friends, unwanted house guests.


Currently Playing
Les Marcott

Scene4 Magazine: Les Marcott | www.scene4.comTell me the kind of music a person likes and I can tell you a lot about that person. I'm surprised a field of psychology hasn't developed revolving around an individual's musical profile.


Just Walking
Claudine Jones

Scene4 Magazine: Claudine Jones | Why do good people do bad theater?
Or is that just moot?
It can't all be good, so a priori some of it has to be bad—mediocre, boring or unwatchable.

Scene4 Magazine: "The Company You Keep " reviewed by Miles David Moore | July 2013 |

FILM (reviews)
Mud, The Company You Keep

We're happy to see all these wonderful actors, and Redford's sense of structure keep the film going.  But The Company You Keep is more agreeable than exciting in the end.
Miles David Moore

Scene4 Magazine | A Taste for Modernism | Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold | July 2013 !

William S. Paley: A Taste for Modernism

Paley was a collector who "relied on instinct and serendipity rather than a systematic plan," and "acquired works that caught his eye and stirred his soul."
Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold

Scene4 Magazine - "There's No Business Like Book Business" | Renate Stendhal | July 2013 |

There's No Business Like Book Business

The brave new world of e-publishing and self-publishing can be summed up by one sentence you hear everywhere: "There's at least one book in everyone."
Renate Stendhal

Of Demoiselles and Jeunes Filles
Is Marie Laurencin's Les Jeune Filles a knockoff of Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon?
Karren LaLonde Alenier

Let's Make a Deal: Making Art Behind the Curtain
Nothing is more tricky, chancy in life, than making choices.  This is true for everyone, but especially, for creative artists – from playwrights to painters to poets to novelists to actors.
Kathi Wolfe

Scene4 Magazine - Karren Alenier - The Steiny Road To Operadom | Scene4 Magazine - Hawa... Bride of the Sea | Janine Yasovant | July 2013
Scene4 Magazine: Kathi Wolfe - Life Among The Heffalumps | Scene4 Magazine: Comics - "My Old Man - Hummer Kaddish" | Elliot Feldman | July 2013 |

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Hawa... Bride of the Sea

A man called Wae A Sae sets sail with his friends many times. Soon he will become the owner of a small Ko Lae boat after he sold a beautiful tiny red ruby. His parents gave it to him and the ruby was placed in an old golden container shaped like a kris.    
Janine Yasovant
คลิกเพื่ออ่านบทความนี้ เป็นภาษาไทย

My Old Man!
Hummer Kaddish

An ongoing series by
Scene4's resident and Florida swamp-loving mad cartoonist

Elliot Feldman


Scene4 Magazine — inSight - Views and Perspective on the Arts
Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives-Images | Finding Beauty Within a 25' Radius - The Photography of Jon Rendell | July 2013 | Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives-Images | Finding Beauty Within a 25' Radius - The Photography of Jon Rendell | July 2013 |
Scene4 Magazine — inSight - Views and Perspective on the Arts

Finding Beauty Within a 25' Radius
The Photography of Jon Rendell

Scene4 Magazine: The Art of David Wiley - "Dancing Muse 2" | July 2013 |

Dancing Muse 2 / Fatal Disappearance
The Art of David Wiley


Where Fear Has Lease  Arthur Meiselman
He sat with a lit cigarette between his fingers and another still smoldering in the ashtray. He sat watching the rain slather against the windows of the empty newsroom at the newspaper where he worked.

Where Cats Have Lease  Arthur Meiselman
A Brief History of Cats - Part 1
. This is the source for a new touring theatre production scheduled to open in 2014 in Sydney, Australia (where they eat cats with relish).


After Hurricane Sandy  Kathi Wolfe
Darkness ricochets like a rifle shot-
ambushing trees, felling power lines-
startling rats.

Scene4 Magazine: Dialogue- "Wings - Lyric Duet for Azucena and Her Mother" | Griselda Steiner | July 2013 |

Wings  Griselda Steiner
Lyric Duet for Azucena and her Mother from the musical HYPATIA  


Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Dialogue | Undress Me | Michael Bettencourt | July 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 | July 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 | July 2013 |


Eros on the Escalator
Drama can happen on the contra-flow of escalators.
Art vs Commerce
If you're not selling something, it's not art.
Authoritarian Musicals
When you leave a musical, you're anybody's fool.
The frontstage magic all happens backstage.
The Fever Dream of Captain America
Our fever dream of empire
has weakened the body politic.

Imagination and Identity
No more script ghettos — free the imagination!
Mary Poppins is a Capitalist Fairy Tale
It's not about the witchy nanny but the family's father, Mr. Banks.  Really.
On Acting
Pretending can lead us to the truth about ourselves.
The Background Radiation of Color
DuBois' "color line" of 1903 is still our color line today.
Antoine's Beef
When theatre is in danger of becoming irrelevant, it is time to take the hammer and pound on the cathedral door.





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he authorized version of Lester Cole's HOLLYWOOD RED

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 protégé of the legendary Cecil B. De Mille, 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.

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