Frankie’s Garage: The Petersen Automotive Museum in LA

museumpetersenJust newly remodeled and rebuilt is the iconic car museum in Los Angeles, CA – the Petersen Automotive Museum.  Car fans who love cars and enjoy the history of cars should plan on visiting the Petersen Automotive Museum.  Here’s a time-lapse video of the brand-new building:

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Actor Peter Shinkoda @ Comikaze Expo 2015

comikazeconlogoThe Ramen team interviews actor Peter Shinkoda at Comikaze Expo 2015.  Peter talks about his time working on the Netflix/Marvel production Daredevil and TNT’s Falling Skies.

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The Jam-Packed Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo 2015 Show!

comikazeconlogoFirst off, we at Retrenders love providing solid content and quality video content on our YouTube channel, but we had a slight delay and like to apologize for the dark video quality.  We were shooting on our Sony V1U and left the ND Filter on and that’s a “not bad” on our part.  Lesson learned and that will never happen again.

Okay, got that off my chest!  Here’s the jam packed episode from Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo 2015 from the LA Convention Center on Halloween weekend.  Our Ramen crew explores the growing and ever expanding Comikaze Expo.  The Eddie and Ramon takes around the convention floor.  So sit back and grab some chocolate gummy bears and enjoy the episode.

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The Stan Lee Interview @ Comikaze 2015

comikazeconlogoHow we spent our Halloween weekend?  Well, a road trip to SoCal for Stan Lee’s Comikaze @ the LA Convention Center.  Our Ramen host Ramon Angel interviews the comic book legend Stan Lee.

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Food: Healthy Soul Food

mytwocentsThere’s such thing as gluten free Soul Food?  This is what LA restaurant My Two Cents does.  Munchies’ coolest show Chef’s Night Out interviews chef/owner Alisa Reynolds and her night out in LA of eating and drinking with friends.

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Food: Foie Gras in Downtown LA

faithflowermeatAnother Chef’s Night Out in Downtown LA and this episode is all about Foie Gras, well mostly.  Munchies takes the town with chef Michael Hung of Faith & Flower.  Chef Michael talks about his food passions and his favorite spots to eat with friends.

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Food: Colombian Meal in Korea Town

escalalogocoverEating Colombian food in K-town LA.  Say what?  Yupe, have a Colombian meal in Koreatown.  On this episode of Chef’s Night Out they take a look at Escala restaurant and interview chef Chris Oh.  Chris also takes viewers on a Korean food adventure in K-town LA.

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Ice Cream Sandwiches and Tika Poutine in LA

badmaashIf you ever find yourself in downtown Los Angeles, and instead of turning to Korean or Mexican food, grab some Indian food.  In this fun eating episode of Chef’s Night Out, we get an inside look at Badmaash restaurant owned by brothers Arjun and Nakul Mahendro along with their dad chef Pawan Mahendro.  And you get to know some other neat drinking and eating spots in downtown LA.

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Food: Strip Club Fried Rice and Tex Mex

nightmarketsongThis episode of Chef’s Night Out follows chef Kris Yenbamroong on a night-out in LA’s Silverlake District.  Kris owns restaurant Night + Market Song delivering his own take on Thai food.

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Dwell on Design LA 2014

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Our special guest host Anett Mende takes on the biggest modern home/office living event Dwell on Design LA 2014.  The 3-day design showcased over 2,000 products and our Spotlight crew highlight products that caught our attention.

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Dwell on Design LA – June 20-22, 2014

dwellondesignThis week is Dwell on Design LA at the LA Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles.  The home living/modern design hipster chic event will take place from June 20-22, 2014.  Our Retrenders Spotlight will be back in action to cover the 3-day event and bring all the cool stuff from Dwell on Design LA.

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Mike Mignola’s Hellboy Art Show

hellboyevent20Are you fan of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy?  If you are, Hellboy celebrates 20 years with this awesome art event in SoCal.  The 20th Anniversary Art Show kicks off tonight – May 2, 2014, from 7pm-10pm @ Hero Complex Gallery (HCG) in Los Angeles, CA.

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Five Knives with “The Future”

Five Knives - The FutureHere is the Five Knives music video – “The Future.”

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Classic Martial Arts Film Posters

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Like the Wu-Tang Clan, as a kid growing up I saw many kung fu flicks with gravity defying kicks, flying swords and super speed punches.  And if you are in the LA area, The Academy of Motion Picture & Sciences is showcasing classic martial arts film posters from Bruce Lee to Kill Bill.  This huge 800 film poster collection & related materials was donated by producer & screenwriter Stephen Chin in 2011 to the Academy.  This exhibit will run through August 25, 2013 and it’s FREE.

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Crooks & Castles: Men’s Spring 2013 Collection

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Not to leave the guys out, Crooks & Castles dropped their Men’s Spring 2013 Collection earlier this month.  The theme for this collection is sea-going prep.  I guess it’s cool since the America’s Cup sailing event is taking place in San Francisco this summer beginning in July 2013.

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Crooks & Castles: Women’s Collection Spring 2013

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SoCal streetwear company Crooks & Castles releases it’s Spring 2013 Women’s Collection.  The look or theme of this collection is urban wear meets upscale prep.  This Spring 2013 collection features graphic tees, shirts, hoodies and more.

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Art by Vincent Tomczyk

What is this chair made out of?  Wood?  Plastic?

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Wrong. Wrong.  It’s made out of paper!  Paper?  The paper art series is by LA-artist Vincent Tomczyk and no digital technology was used.  Vincent hand-crafted all the paper and paint.  All the objects have rich detail and look amazing.

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Akufuncture Graphic Tees

Are you looking for unique and cool graphic tees to rock the new year?  Check out LA-based Akufuncture.

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batmkevmbMSRP:  $22.00USD

Shop @ Akufuncture.

Viral Video Friday: Space Shuttle Endeavour on LA Streets

A video time-lapse of the space shuttle Endeavour traveling through the streets of Los Angeles.

Feel Good Film Festival 2012

A film festival that makes you feel good, the Feel Good Film Festival 2012, took place in North Hollywood, CA on August 3-5, 2012.  Here are the highlights from the festival brought to by Azure Lorica and Project 760 Productions:

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Junko Mizuno “Hansel & Gretel” Art @ Nucleus

If you are in the LA Alhambra area stop by Nucleus for a neat gallery opening by artist Junko Mizuno this Saturday.  The event begins at 7:00pm and will showcase her take on the Grimm Brothers’ Hansel & Gretel.  The Hansel & Gretel exhibit will run from August 18, 2012 through September 9, 2012.  Also, there are art prints to purchase and prizes to be given – plus Junko will be there in-person for autographs.

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626 Night Market

626nightmarketPASADENA, CA.  The 626 Night Market brings a popular Asian icon to Pasadena while supporting local businesses.  Based on popular night markets in Taiwan that sell snacks, fad foods, and a wide range of consumer goods, the Southern California rendition of the event attracted visitors from all over Southern California for the second time in 2012 to experience a taste of Asian culture.  Get a glimpse of the 626 Night Market on SPOT, brought to you by Project 760’s Joshua Sean Solomon.

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Doughnut Engagement Rings by Tammy Young Eun Kim

Does your significant other have a sweet tooth?  What about engagement rings inspired by doughnuts?

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The doughnut rings were designed by LA-based artist Tammy Young Eun Kim.

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The Art of Luke Chueh

bearingtheunbearablebookHere’s our latest Retrenders Spotlight episode as we team-up with Project 760 Productions to bring you a nice and intimate look on artist Luke Chueh.  Luke has just released an art book published by Titan Books titled The Art of Luke Chueh Bearing the Unbearable.

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Crooks & Castles: Women’s Summer 2012

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Crooks & Castles is known for their urban men apparel, but they also have a women’s line.  Their Summer 2012 women’s collection is out now.  For more info on the summer collection and details, go to:  Crooks & Castles – Women’s Summer 2012 Look Book.

 

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