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The Observer names Joshua Katcher, creator of The Discerning Brute, its “new sexy vegan.”

Last week, UK newspaper The Observer—the Sunday edition of The Guardian—named green-lifestyle expert and VN contributor Joshua Katcher "The New Sexy Vegan" on its list of up-and-coming 2010 trends. The list counts down the top 24 pop-culture trends and new faces to know. Katcher is the founder of The Discerning Brute, a website dedicated to "fashion, food, and etiquette for the ethically handsome man," where he routinely catalogues and spotlights the hottest vegan-friendly trends. Since launching The Discerning Brute in 2008, Katcher has garnered much media attention for his cruelty-free fashion sense and eco-friendly lifestyle advice.

Norway Bans Fur Farms

New legislation will shut down the country's 300 fur farms—that produce nearly 1 million animals annually—by 2025.
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Kat Von D Beauty Debuts 40 New Vegan Lipsticks

Fan favorite Studded Kiss lipstick returns in a wide range of colors made with a new animal-free, highly pigmented formula.
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Thousands Take BuzzFeed's Vegan Quiz

Popular new quiz uncovers vegans' favorite meat substitutes, worst annoyances with meat-eaters, and frequency of nutritional yeast usage.
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Fake Sanctuary Scams Vegans for More than $35,000

Suspect Trey West allegedly took advantage of animal lovers using a falsified GoFundMe campaign under the name Friends Not Food Sanctuary.
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Boiling Live Lobsters Now Illegal in Switzerland

The country recognizes the sentience of lobsters and bans transporting aquatic species on ice or any other unnatural environment.
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This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

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