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September 2013

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Affirmative Action Reaction
Michael Bettencourt
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I hate to say this but, yes, I,
 a middle-aged, balding, white male,
 benefitted from affirmative action.
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Where Silence Has Lease
 Arthur Meiselman
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For ten years we were lovers
 an affair of the heart, I called it. No,
 you are a thief of hearts, she would say.

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Another Dichotomy
Nathan Thomas
Scene4 Magazine: Nathan Thomas | 
All stories have plot holes. Get over it.
The amazing thing is that
 we pay so little attention to them.

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The Night Charlie Rich Burned the Envelope
Les Marcott
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I enjoy the unscripted utterance, the
 moment of clarity, the inconvenient truth,
 the proverbial skunk at the garden party.
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Claudine Jones
Scene4 Magazine: Claudine Jones |
 Rats. Almost got myself arrested today
 at a protest. It would have been
 my first time but I wasn't quite prepared

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Joss Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing" reviewed by Miles David Moore Scene4 Magazine September 2013

FILM (reviews)
Much Ado About Nothing

Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing is one of the best films of the year, and deserves a place of honor among the various cinematic adaptations of Shakespeare.
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Miles David Moore

Maurice Prendergast retrospective reviewed by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold Scene4 Magazine September 2013

Maurice Prendergast

He was a unique voice in late nineteenth and early twentieth century American art. He linked European modernism to American social realism.
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Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold

Srijai Kuntawang, singular Thai artist and printmaker, talks with Janine Yasovant  Scene4 Magazine September 2013

Srijai Kuntawang is a singular Thai artist and printmaker.
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Janine Yasovant
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Hannah Arendt
Upon exiting Margarethe von Trotta's film Hannah Arendt, some thoughts about what Gertrude Stein said about World War II and Germans.
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Karren LaLonde Alenier

My Old Man!
This is a sardine can Boychik, you should have a got a Buick

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

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Elliot Feldman

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This is a sardine can Boychik, you should have a got a Buick. Comics by Elliot Feldman  Scene4 Magazine September 2013


Friendship in the City
The Real Love Story

One reason why "Sex" is beloved by its fans (and some, mostly female critics), yet frequently discounted by many male critics, is its celebration of female friendship.
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Kathi Wolfe

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Scene4 Magazine — inSight - Views and Perspective on the Arts
Perspectives-Images  Light and Shadow. The Photography of Jon Rendell  Scene4 Magazine September 2013 |

Light and Shadow
The Photography of Jon Rendell

Scene4 Magazine — inSight - Views and Perspective on the Arts
Perspectives-Images Hieroglyph VIII  The Art of David Wiley  Scene4 Magazine September 2013

Hieroglyph VIII / A Pirate's Pilgrimage
The Art of David Wiley

Wilderness Faces - Dedicated to the World Trade Center Victims  Griselda Steiner Scene4 Magazine  September 2013

Wilderness Faces  Griselda Steiner
Dedicated to the World Trade Center Victims

The Valley of the Shadow  Miles David Moore
Know that he murdered thirteen people in my town in the four years before this one--including a family of five in one fell swoop. The Killer's an expert housebreaker--I can vouch for that--and nobody's really sure what he looks like.

Conversations Seldom Overheard (Whistleblower)  Arthur Meiselman 
I'll go to the Director. He's my friend. He was my mentor."
"What? Who do you think is hunting you?


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



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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The Dresser addresses what's
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Thoughts and observations
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Sightings and musings
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Scene4 Magazine — inPrint - downloads of plays and poetry

In This Issue

A Libretto

As the title clearly indicates, this is a work suggested by the central elements of the first part of Dante's famous poem. The 'Night-town' setting (so familiar to us since Joyce) is to my mind the most apt contemporary equivalent of hell that we possess. 

Martin Burke

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In This Issue

The Exile
A 'real-life' story of Africa.

"After that night I was somehow a different person. Knowing that I was conducting a jail break, and it had to be done without leaving any traces."


David Wiley

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From the Archives
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Special Indexes

Everything Old
Is New Again
January 2013 Click Here

What Is Obscenity and What's Not?
January 2012 Click Here

A Brief But Quirky
History of the Arts
January 2011 Click Here

The Rising Fall of the Arts
January 2010 Click Here

The One
January 2009 Click Here

What Is Art? / 2008
January 2008 Click Here

View of the Arts/2007
January 2007 Click Here

The Art of Sex in the Arts
February 2006 Click Here

State of the Art of the Arts
October 2005 Click Here

The Steiny Road to OperadomScene4 Magazine - Karren Alenier - The Steiny Road To Operadom |

A complete index of all of
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in Scene4 with links.

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A complete index of all of Elliot Feldman's comics in Scene4
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Film Reviews
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A complete index of all
reviews by Scene4's Film
Critic, Miles David Moore

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