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Category Archive: Film, TV, & Video

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  1. I love Jorja Fox, now more than ever.

    I love Jorja Fox, now more than ever.

    • One of my favorite people, Jenny Brown, is speaking at Jivamukti Café on Saturday, 11/12, from 7-9pm. In Peace Begins on Your Plate: Why Farm Animals Matter in Our Quest for Peace, the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary cofounder will talk about the way animals are raised for food and how we can be better advocates for our fellow critters.
    • O Canada! Why do you get your very own vegan patty from Subway but we don’t? All in good time, I guess.
    • Next Monday, 11/14, from 7-9pm, NY CLASS is hosting Happy Hour for the Horses at the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street. Join super SuperVegan Patrick Kwan to learn more about the campaign to put the horse-drawn carriages out of business. Drinks specials include the “Horseless Carriage Cocktail” for $3.50, and 2-for-1 beer, wine and well drinks, plus snacks courtesy of Sweet Cheeks Vegan Bakery. Check out these and other events on our NYC Events Calendar.
    • I don’t have any ink, but I have a lot of friends who’ll be happy to see there’s a new vegan tattoo balm out there.
    • Meatless Every Days is better, but Meatless Mondays is a good start. Share this video with the omnis in your life and get them moving in the right direction.
    • Jorja Fox stars in a new ad campaign for PETA, asking people to investigate how their food came to be. How cool is it that the actress’s veg epiphany happened in the greatest borough of all?
  2. Tell me where you got those delicious vegan doughnuts!

    Tell me where you got those delicious vegan doughnuts!

    I don’t watch much TV, but there’s always been a special place in my heart for shows that combine comedy and horror/fantasy. They take you places you’ve never gone before, and they’re a great escape from the monotony of daily life. I’ve also always loved cop shows; I like to understand why people do what they do and how they do it. Add to that a pro-veggie message, and I’m hooked. Which makes the new show Grimm a triple threat: horror-comedy, police procedural and veg-friendly vehicle all in one.

    From the guys behind Angel and Buffy, Grimm is about Nick, a homicide detective in Portland—the first clue that this show is going to be pro plants—who’s just discovered that he’s a descendant of the Brothers Grimm. This means Nick can see the real monsters who live among us, and it’s his job to take them out before they get to him, and to us. Thankfully, in the midst of all these very bad creatures doing very bad things, there’s Eddie Monroe, a reformed Blutbad, or Big Bad Wolf, for whom children are no longer on the menu. Not only is Eddie laying off the kiddies, he’s gone completely meatless: He’s a vegetarian.

    As if that weren’t enough, during episode 2, Nick’s fiancée comes home with a box of doughnuts—Voodoo Doughnuts, to be exact. Okay, I know, not all of Voodoo’s doughnuts are vegan, but I have a feeling that nod was meant for us. And I hope there’s going to be more of that as the show gains steam: Given how openly the creators discuss Eddie’s vegetarianism, I don’t think that’s just wishful thinking. And there are definitely more Portland-centric veggie plugs to be made.

    That said, next time Nick shows up at Eddie’s door asking for help and Eddie invites him in for breakfast, I hope Nick asks for a bagel with vegan cream cheese. A girl can dream, can’t she?

    Grimm is on NBC Friday nights at 9pm.

  3. -In case Halloveegan isn’t enough to fill your Saturday plate, there’s also an all you can eat Vegan buffet! The brunch, presented by Pop-Up Vegan Brunch Cafe, celebrates Dia de los Muertos and ten percent of all sales will be donated to Animal Media Rescue & Education (ARME). Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Here’s the menu.

    -Another day, another celeb opens a restaurant … not quite! The Hollywood Reporter reports that Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi (and Chrissie Hynde and Steve Bing) are opening a Vegan restaurant on Ventura Boulevard in the SFV, menu courtesy none other than Tal Ronnen. Guess we won’t have to drive to Vegas to eat Gardein anymore! Designer to the stars, Waldo Fernandez, will “create the space.”
    UPDATE: According to EaterLA, the restaurant will open in January and serve Mediterranean foods.

    -Vegans make for more TeeVee fodder. Anyone see this week’s episode of South Park? Can I call a Clam on this one, Guys? Pun intended.

    • A screening of Forks Over Knives convinced Ozzy Osbourne to go vegan in an effort to stay healthy. Maybe he can take cooking classes with this guy.
    • Same thing happened to Russell Brand after seeing the film. Meanwhile, over at Smith, students were in an uproar over rumors that the school was going completely vegetarian and locavore. Like that’s a bad thing?
    • Famous veggie Paul McCartney released his first vegetarian cookbook this week, The Meat-Free Monday Cookbook. And on the other side of the Channel, the French government has said Non! to vegetarian meals in schools. What the foudre?
    • Chrissie Hynde’s Akron restaurant, VegiTerranean, might be closing, but the singer is set to open up a new vegan eatery in LA with Ellen and Portia.
    • Don’t throw meatballs at vegan actress Lea Michele if you don’t want to get kicked off the set of Glee. Well, unless they’re these.
    • I don’t know about you, but I don’t get out to Jersey much. Which is why I’m thrilled the Cinnamon Snail Truck is heading to Manhattan and Brooklyn starting in mid-November.