Jonn Nubian’s wide-ranging interview with A Martinez, now starring in the Netflix series Cowboy Bebop, travels from John Wayne to the “space western about bounty hunters,” heading up YRB’s spring issue. Nubian is Editor-in-Chief, snagging one fascinating interview after another.
by David Stone
“Getting out the Spring print issue has been a hassle,” Nubian told The Daily, but not because of the content. Instead, it was “a paper shortage and the increase in gas prices.”
YRB (Yellow Red Blue) is a lifestyle and entertainment magazine. It covers topics such as music, fashion, film, TV and art. The magazine started as a retail catalog before evolving into a national print magazine in 1999. Today, it has a circulation of over 200,000 copies and is read by millions of people every month. YRB magazine is headquartered in New York City.
A Martinez Long, Still Dynamic Career
Martinez’s earliest days on film included lucking into a part in The Cowboys, starring John Wayne and released in 1972. The intriguing part of that story is Wayne’s blatant racism. “I believe in white supremacy,” he said in a May, 1971, Playboy interview.
But A Martinez’s journey through many avenues – from John Wayne to playing Stax, the Syndicate Capo, in Cowboy Bebop – that makes for a great ride. With his laid back but deeply aware style, Nubian talks shop with the star in A Martinez on Ambulance, Cowboy Bebop, John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Michael Bay and the miracle of Big breaks.
Nothing I can add here does this great read enough justice. But you can read it and more in the spring issue of YRB, lead by Roosevelt Islander Jonn Nubian.
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