One of most iconic filmmaker in our generation was director Stanley Kubrick. His films stood out for being strange, weird and visually artistic. He did not make mainstream flicks like director Steven Spielberg or summer popcorn fluff like Michael Bay, Stanley Kubrick was unique. This was the last week of “The Stanley Kubrick Exhibition” at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, so being cinema fans here at Retrenders, we stopped by the museum.
I’ve been able to meet many authors and artists over the years working here at Retrenders and one writer is Chanrithy Him, who wrote the award winning memoir “When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge,” and now, she is working on another writing project that needs a kick-start. The “Rise of the Golden Aura” is a vampire fantasy novel about a young Cambodian-American girl JD Bohatip living in the city of Portland. Unbeknownst to her, JD is destined to be the “Vampire Queen,” while another group of vampires vies for power and hoping to stop JD from becoming the Queen.
Over the years reading comics, you begin to find writers you like to read from, and one of them for me is Greg Rucka. I really enjoyed his Oni Press comics Whiteout and Queen & Country and Greg’s various Batman runs over at DC Comics. Our Ramen host Eddie Ballar interviews Greg Rucka at Big Wow! ComicFest.