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November 2011

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Scene4 Magazine - Commentary and Views on the Arts

Scene4 Magazine - Commentary and Views on the Arts

Michael Bettencourt
Zucotti Park or Bust
The punditocracy and chattering classes (a marvelous phrase) whine about the weirdness of the crowd and a lack of a demands-list and the fluid agenda, but of course they miss the point, either willfully/cynically or through their hard-acquired ignorance. The message is three-part, and it is clear: 1) the 99% have been shafted and don't want to be shafted anymore; 2) either we have corporatocracy or democracy, but we can't have both; and the most important 3) it's time that the power structure fears its citizens rather than the other way around.

Arthur Meiselman
The Q Factor
From George Santayana and others:
to ignore history is to be doomed to repeat it. True? Perhaps, with this caveat: the human species is a collective of behavior, habitual, ritual, repetitive behavior—not doomed to repeat its history, rather
self-programmed to recycle itself…
and its history.

 Nathan Thomas
OK! I wrote them

 The essence of most of the arguments against Shakespeare as a playwright boils down to snobbery. Some people simply seem to believe an education in some formal academic setting is necessary to produce greatness. Such an argument, though, ignores the reality of genius without the assistance of formal schooling. In the American experience, we can point to the example of Abraham Lincoln.

Les Marcott
Send In The Clowns

The 2012 Edition. This is a column I seem doomed to repeat every four years because every four years we elect a new president or reelect the current White House occupant.  The summer of our discontent will surely turn into the fall and winter of increased agitation and frustration with the current state of our political process. The Occupy Wall Street movement is but the latest in a series of disillusioned groups trying to influence the political landscape.

Claudine Jones
manual Labor & a six-buck Chicken

Would waiting offstage for my cue these days be any different than the anticipation of that crust on my bread just out of the oven?


Scene4 Magazine — reView - review film, theatre, dance, music and other arts
Scene4 Magazine: "The Debt", "Drive" reviewed by Miles David Moore November 2011

FILM (reviews)
Drive, The Debt
Two recent movie thrillers deal with a
theme as old as Greek tragedy

Miles David Moore

Scene4 Magazine: An Invitation to Gertrude Stein's Tea Party | Karren Alenier | November 2011

An Invitation to Gertrude Stein's Tea Party

What kind of Jew was Stein? She was an assimilated American Jew, born in Pennsylvania
Karren Alenier

Scene4 Magazine: "What's In The Wheelbarrow" David Alpaugh November 2011

What's in the Wheelbarrow Today?

I've never raised chickens; but my wheelbarrow is red, and in the winter it's occasionally glazed with rainwater.
David Alpaugh

Scene4 Magazine: "Paris: with Pina, Salome and Claude" by Renate Stendhal November 2011

with Pina, Salome and Claude

For the tourist who doesn't know the dark,
mysterious richness and history.

Renate Stendhal

Scene4 Magazine: "The Night Circus" reviewed by Catherine Conway Honig  November 2011

The Night Circus

Morgenstern's much-hyped novel does not draw the reader in to either the characters' inner lives or their true natures.

Catherine Conway Honig

The Compelling Kronos Quartet
 Because the Steiny Road Poet is collaborating with a composer whose music base is electronic, she is making special note of the September 16, 2011, concert she heard by Kronos Quartet at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland.
Karren Alenier

Why The F Not?
A while back, Heffalumps deplored the coarsening of our culture. Citing ads for a "wide-ass" fan and the popular movie "Kick Ass," I begged, all of us, including your self-righteously indignant scribe, to swear less and cut back on obscenities in our speech and writing.  Have you forgotten?  Well, bleep you and all of your progeny!
Kathi Wolfe


Lyric Poem for HYPATIA
Griselda Steiner

Scene4 Magazine — inSight - Views and Perspective on the Arts
Scene4 Magazine - Karren Alenier - The Steiny Road To Operadom -
Scene4 Magazine: Lia Beachy - La Femme La Mujer La Donna
Scene4 Magazine: Kathi Wolfe - Life Among The Heffalumps
Scene4 Magazine: Comics - "My Old Man - The Purple Gand" Elliot Feldman November 2011
Scene4 Magazine:Mysteries - Lyric Poem for HYPATIA by Griselda Steiner  Novemober 2011

Label America: Broken
I don't know what my label should be. Labels are what make so many of us comfortable with ourselves since it helps define the world we live in.
Lia Beachy


My Old Man!
The Purple Gang
An ongoing series by Scene4's resident mad cartoonist
Elliot Feldman

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Karren Alenier
The Dresser addresses what's underneath the art. 

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Q for "quick" - long and short reviews on theatre, film, the arts and media

Miles David Moore
Thoughts and observations, from, to, for, or against...

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Arthur Meiselman
Sights and musings of a time traveler

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Que Pasa
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Les Marcott
A Travelling Minstrel Show with Music and More


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