♦ VEGAN VEGetarianism & Animal Rights ♦
magazine articles by Mark Mathew Braunstein
Spirit of Change - Holistic New England - Fall 2020
This provocative title chronicles the dilemma of being a whole-foods vegan among junk-food omnivores. All 3 wildlife photos are by the author.
Also the web edition on the magazine's own website here.
DISTRACTED EATING (770K PDF)
Spirit of Change - Holistic New England - Fall 2017
More about how to eat rather than just what to eat. With a short reference to veganism, along with its implicit barb against carnivorism, I consider this article one of the most profound I have ever written (a comment to be taken with a ton of salt.)
Spirit of Change - Holistic New England - Spring 2017
Though titled in this New England magazine, Hungry in New England, this strategy for being a vegan in a carnivorous society applies anywhere a Wendy's drive-thru is to be found.
FISH - The Other Fright Meat (1MB PDF)
Healing Our World - The Magazine of Hippocrates Health Institute - Summer 2012
Among the other contributors to this issue devoted to why not to eat fish is Jonathan Safran Foer, the author of several novels and of Eating Animals
The RAW TRUTH (410K PDF)
Healing Our World - The Magazine of the Hippocrates Health Institute - Fall 2013 issue.
A rating system for evaluating one's diet, in which one need not eat 100 percent raw. I for instance eat 100 percent raw .... 80 percent of the time. (And 100 percent vegan ... 1000 percent of the time.)
Healing Our World - The Magazine of Hippocrates Health Institute - Winter 2015-16
A calculus to help determine how long and in what health a carnivore or a vegan might live.
A TRIBUTE to RYNN BERRY (3.4 MB PDF - be patient while this loads!)
Vegetarian Voice - Spring 2014 issue.
A eulogy for my friend Rynn Berry, author of several books on the history of veganism and vegetarianism
On BEING RADICALLY VEGETARIAN (600K PDF)
Vegetarian Times - March 1980 issue.
The article marked the first time that VEGETARIAN TIMES published anything espousing veganism. The article indeed was branded as radical in 1980, but it hardly is radical now.
East West Journal (now called Natural Health) - February 1990 issue.
EAST WEST was the finest holistic magazine of its time. A testament to its quality is the beautiful and compelling graphic by Adele Maestranzi [mizadelem [at] verizon.net] that illustrates my article. Reproduced above with Adele's kind permission.
All current and back issues of this Canadian-based international journal are available at THE TRUMPETER's website.
The BEAST in the BELLY: How Our Food Choices Affect Wildlife (300K PDF)
The Trumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy (Eco-Philosophy) web reprint of Fall 1990 issue.
The full-length version of the article directly above that appeared in EAST WEST. For this issue about Wildlife, I was guest editor. (How else could I slip in my own article alongside those of Tom Regan and David Abram and Jim Nollman?)
WHY and HOW to WEAN from COW (500K PDF)
Country Connections - September 1995 issue.
A earlier version of this article first appeared in the March 1984 issue of 21st CENTURY JOURNAL and the Summer 1985 issue of VEGETARIAN VOICE -- during the early 80's when both the word and tenets of veganism were unknown, even to vegetarians.
On BECOMING VEGETARIAN (600K PDF)
Between the Species - A Journal of Ethics - Fall 1985 issue.
My stages along life's way as a vegetarian beginning in 1966 at age 15. Reprinted in several other publications, including VEGETARIAN VOICE.
A FAMINE throughout the LAND (2MB PDF)
The Mystic Muse - Spring 1987 issue.
Fable about a quest to attain nutritional enlightenment, in which the protagonist Mr Chuck Steak journies from carnivorism to vitamin pills to macrobiotics to ethical veganism to anorexia.
THREE POETRY CHAPBOOK REVIEWS (1MB PDF)
Animals' Agenda - January 1990 issue.
James Strecker's Recipes for Flesh and Jean Pearson's On Speaking Terms with Earth.
Also review of The Criminal Prosecution of Animals.
VEGAN VEGETARIANISM in ART (Link directs to another of my webpages)
Vegetarian Times - September 1980 issue. (this also can be titled Meat in Art)
Cover story badly butchered by the editors, so instead here is an updated version of my slide lecture, but only the images, not my narration.
This PDF of 122 images is highly compressed, so not the high quality that I project in my slideshows.
Keeping the RANT in RestauRANT
(38 page PDF, 940K)
Updated OCT 2020
Published on the web also
but as one single document published on another webpage of this website.
This is a restaurant guide to vegan and vegetarian OPTIONS in carnivorous restaurants and to real vegan and real vegetarian restaurants in eastern Connecticut as far west as New Haven & Hartford, and as far east as Westerly, RI. These are not merely snarky ratings, instead these are full-length and in-depth reviews.
While we're here, I include eulogies for my dearly beloved but now deceased Mangetout Cafe in New London, Ahimsa Restaurant in New Haven, Kong Foo Restaurant in Norwich, Kate's Cafe in Mystic, Six Main in Chester and for Cafe Live (now Cafe Dead) in Willimantic. Except for Mangetout, these were all vegetarian or all vegan, so no wonder they withered and died in the vast nutritional wasteland of eastern CT.
Among the still living in eastern CT and in addition to the many reviewed on the PDF, here are listed the most noteworthy :
• Right Path Organic Cafe, New London (all vegan!)
• Fiddleheads Food Co-op, New London
• Shayna B's by the Sea, Old Saybrook (all vegan!)
• It's Only Natural (ION), Middletown (all vegan!)
• G-Zen, Branford (all vegan!)
• Three Girls Vegan Creamery, Guilford (all vegan!)
• Edge of the Woods, New Haven (all vegetarian!)
• Not Only Juice, Willimantic (Lacto Ovo vegetarian)
• Heirloom Food Company, Danielson (very very vegan-friendly)
• 21 Oak, Manchester (all vegan)
• Willimantic Food Co-op, Willimantic (until recently all vegetarian!)
• Mothership Natural Kitchen, Noank (Groton)