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A Vast and Awesome World: Sarah Orne Jewett’s Maine | Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold | Scene4 Magazine - February 2017

A Vast and Awesome World: Sarah Orne Jewett’s Maine

What accounts for the resurgence of interest in her work beginning with the women’s movement in the 1960s? 

Carla Maria

Dreams and Disappointments

 Three extraordinary new films offer variations on the effect of dreams on the human psyche.

La La Land
Manchester by the Sea

Miles David Moore

"La La Land" | reviewed by Miles David Moore | Scene4 Magazine | February 2017 |
The Dicator's Wife at WNO | reviewed by Karren LaLonde Alenier | Scene4 Magazine | February 2017 |

The Dictator’s Wife

Thirty-four years of marriage
We may not share our dreams,
We have different visions for the country,
But we share the same bathroom.

Karren LaLonde Alenier

Scene4 Magazine inView -

Trump-proofing America
Michael Bettencourt-Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.comIt’s the antidote to the whingeing and hand-wringing going on right now among what passes for a “left” in America about what to do about Trump and Trumpism.
Michael Bettencourt

As the Wheel Turns and Turns
Arthur Meiselman-Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.comA provocative, controversial, insider's look into the Hollywood "circus", the American political system, civil rights and the abuses of law enforcement.
Arthur Meiselman

Ad absurdum
Claudine Jones-Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.comThis is an experiment: keeping electrical usage to an almost dangerous level since our solar inverter crapped out on us.
Claudine Jones

Another New World
Nathan Thomas-Scene4 Magazine |
The place where Star Wars wins over Star Trek is that to pilot a ship in the Star Trek universe, you have to go to an academy.
Nathan Thomas

Time Shorts
Patrick Walsh-Scene4 Magazine |
On this day/the backhoe/
that will dig my grave/was assembled
Patrick Walsh

The Sabbath/I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead
Les Marcottt-Scene4 Magazine |
A song that speaks to reckless youth, the party lifestyle of a rock star,
and the devil may care attitude of a generation living for the moment.
Les Marcott

Happy Birthday Gertrude Stein

For Gertrude Stein’s 143rd birthday, the Steiny Road Poet offers “On To Do: A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays: Was Gertrude Stein Medievalist, Futurist or Both?”

Karren LaLonde Alenier

Scene4 Magazine inSight -

The Steiny Road To Operadom | Karren LaLonde Alenier | Scene4 Magazine |
Cultural Best of 2016: Opera and Other Feasts | Renate Stendhal | Scene4 Magazine - February 2017

Cultural Best of 2016: Opera and Other Feasts

Falling in love with an opera and the pleasure of culture was joined by another pleasure, creating a memorable feast.

Renate Stendhal

Arts of Thailand
Duang-rithi Claewplodtook
Thai Food with Style

My passion for food turned me to be a stylist who designs food

Janine Yasovant
คลิกเพื่ออ่านบทความนี้ เป็นภาษาไทย

Duang-rithi Claewplodtook | interview by Janine Yasovant | Scene4 Magazine | February 2017 |
Colors of the Roundtable: Episode 7-Part II | David Wiley | Scene4 Magazine | February 2017 |

Episode 7:
Visions Of Paradise - Part II

”So then,” said Sir Purple, “our purpose is to make a phony Paradise that will trick humans into saving themselves?”

David Wiley

Old Fart Village

Oh, My Deer Dear!

Elliot Feldman

Cartoon: Old Fart Village | Elliot Feldman | Scene4 Magazine-February 2017 |
The Hudson River | Griselda Steiner | Scene4 Magazine | February 2017 |

The Hudson River

This is the river
My river
The mighty famous river
Whose coasts grow tall weeds of steel
That reflect glittering lights at dusk

Griselda Steiner

Paris by Night

“Wasn’t this the life everyone wanted? The bohemian romance of unheated garrets, beautiful women, and broken
hearts that turn artists
into Artists?”

Renate Stendhal

Paris by Night | Renate Stendhal | Scene4 Magazine-February 2017 | www,

Scene4 Magazine Perspectives -

Wall and Ground | The Photography of Jon Rendell | Scene4 Magazine - February 2017
painting and poetry
The Enigma of Contemplation | The Art of David Wiley | Scene4 Magazine-February 2017 |

Wall and Ground

Wallscapes and groundscapes; where a wall or the ground becomes a canvas for the light and shadows that strike it.

The Photography of
Jon Rendell

The Enigma of Contemplation

Four American Haikus

The Art
of David Wiley

Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Dialogue | Undress Me | Michael Bettencourt | April 2016 |

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 | April 2016 |

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 April 2016 |


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


reader columns 
& writers 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

Arthur Meiselman

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



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