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Scene4 Magazine October 2015

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Mr. Holmes l reviewed by Miles David Moore Scene4 Magazine October 2015

Film — Mysteries of the Human Heart
Mr. Holmes, The Gift
Ian McKellen is an old fox in winter

Miles David Moore

Night Vision: Nocturnes In American Art | Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold | Scene4 Magazine-October 2015

Art — Night Vision
Nocturnes In American Art

The realm of darkness, the other half of life

Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold

Joseph Bellacera | A review of his work by David Wiley | Scene4 Magazine  October 2015

Art — Joseph Bellacera
His brush is the mind’s tongue, tasting
 probing into the rock heart of things

David Wiley

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On Skin Lesions, Geezers,
and Hummingbird Wings

To harden into geezerhood is
not a passive process

Michael Bettencourt

Once More With Feeling
The prevailing art-form of the
20th century is expanding like the
universe into an amorphous stew
Arthur Meiselman

Slightly mad
Wholly recognizable
Chaos is our business
Nathan Thomas

The People Who Fall
Through The Cracks

There’s a man who walks through
my town oblivious to anything
Les Marcott

Once I suggested “Keep your 35
cents, get something to eat, and
go on home with what you have.”
Claudine Jones

Homage To Marvin Miller
Whoever wants to know the heart
and mind of America had
better learn baseball

Patrick Walsh

Scene4 Magazine inSight -

Sceme4 Magazine | The Steiney Road To Operadom | Karren Lalonde Alenier

In the Zone
   Was Gertrude Stein Influenced
by Guillaume Apollinaire?

 Karren LaLonde Alenier

Chaiyot Chandratita - Arts of Thailand | Janine Yasovant | Scene4 Magazine October 2015

Arts of Thailand
Chaiyot Chandratita
It began with beauty and serenity

คลิกเพื่ออ่านบทความนี้ เป็นภาษาไทย  Janine Yasovant

Snake In The Grass | Sandeep Girish Bhatnagar | Scene4 Magazine October 2015

Snake In The Grass
Arthur promptly slithered over to the boy

Sandeep Girish Bhatnagar

Hillary | Elliot Feldman - Scene4 Magazine - October 2015

Who’s her worst enemy?

Elliot Feldman

Yesteryear - A New Musical by David and Lewis Alpaugh | Scene4 Magazine October 2015

A New Musical Play
Three days in Paris with François Villon

David and Lewis Alpaugh

Wilderness Faces | Griselda Steiner - Scene4 Magazine - October 2015

Wilderness Faces
Dedicated to the World Trade Center Victims

Griselda Steiner

Scene4 Magazine Perspectives -

San Fran Shadows | The Photography of Jon Rendell | Scene4 Magazine  October 2015
painting and poetry
The Art of David Wiley | Late Afternoon | Scene4 Magazine - October 2015

San Fran Shadows
The Photography of Jon Rendell

Painting - Late Afternoon
Poetry - An Artist’s
Instruction to Himself

The Art of David Wiley


Conversations Seldom Overheard [Alien Illicit]  Arthur Meiselman
In a loft, in San Francisco, above the fog. “Listen, in exactly three minutes
the telephone is going to ring. That’s the time to finish our little test. You answer it. ”

Slow Grilling The Chupacabra  Les Marcott
While roaming the countryside recently in the ol’ pickup truck, fiddling with the radio knob, I came to a jarring realization…literally. You see I hit something on that lost highway.

My Own Personal Witch Doctor  Gerald H. Thomas
My memory of 1962, age 16, Hanging out in Frisco’s North Beach dives
with countless beatniks.


John Brown’s Body at San Quentin Prison
Award-winning editor and filmmaker Joe De Francesco’s astonishing film of the three-years in the making live-stage production at San Quentin prison of Stephen Vincent Benet’s dramatic poem, John Brown’s Body.


Coming Soon Medea Noir
The complete film of Arthur Meiselman’s recasting of Euripides’ Medea and ten years after the play ends. Medea Noir was commissioned by the Ancient Theatre Alive! Festival in Greece and was produced by the Talos Ensemble.


Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Dialogue | Undress Me | Michael Bettencourt | September 2015 |

Undress 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 2015 |

The 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.

Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Audio | Theatre Thoughts  | Michael Bettencourt September 2015 |


An astute and entertaining array of audio essays on an array of topics by an astute and
entertaining essayist.


Scene4 Magazine Blogs -

Letters to the Editor
Recent Letters

Long & short reviews of theatre, film and more

Que Pasa
Notices, announcements and coming attractions

Karren LaLonde Alenier
The Dresser addresses what’s underneath the art

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

Les Marcott
Dr. Barnabus T. Bynum's
Travelling Minstrel Show


Arthur Meiselman


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Special Indexes
Scene4 Magazine - Karren Alenier - The Steiny Road To Operadom |

The Steiny Road to Operadom
A complete index of
Karren Alenier’s columns
in Scene4 with links.
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Scene4 Magazine  Comics with Elliot Feldman

A complete index of Elliot Feldman’s comics and cartoons in Scene4 with links.
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Scene4 Magazine: Film Reviews | Miles David Moore |

Film Reviews
A complete index of all
reviews by Scene4’s Film
Critic, Miles David Moore

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Scene4 Magazine: Writings | Renate Stendhal |

A complete index of
Renate Stendhal’s articles and reviews in Scene4 with links.

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Scene4 Books at Aviarpress -

The authorized version of Lester Cole's HOLLYWOOD RED

Hollywood Red: The Autobiography of Lester Cole  ©2013 Scene4 Books

One of the founders of the Writers Guild of America 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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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 may be doing 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 authorized edition of Julius Krinski’s NUDITY

Julius Krinski NUDITY - authorized edition -  Scene4 Books/Aviarpress

in all of its raw, unedited idiosyncrasy, Nudity is explicitly about sex and love. A mind's journey through life.

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