Doron Braunshtein


Doron Braunshtein (born May 2, 1976), better known by his pseudonym Apollo Braun, is a musician, author, and former owner of two boutique shops in the Lower East Side of New York City, both named Apollo Braun.

The provocative, politically charged slogans of his self-designed T-shirts brought his boutiques public attention on numerous occasions before the eventual closing of his second boutique in 2009.

He released his debut album in 2001 and has since released many more. His song "Party in My Pants" appeares in the film Religulous.

In 2015, Apollo appeared on the Israeli TV show HaKokhav HaBa (English: The Next Star), where he sang two original songs. Braunshtein's music consists primarily of spoken word, and often references or sexualizes celebrities, politicians, and religious figures.

He began writing books in 1999 and has since published 10 books in English, and 20 more in his native language Hebrew.
The content of his writing includes philosophical essays, plays, poems, and frequently concerns sexuality (Braun is himself openly biseuxal).


Love memories from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 960. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
A great photography book of original photos from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico by artist Doron Braunshtein.
The Divine Desperation of the Human condition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 80,040. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Sex & health
Jackson Pollock is Painting My Mind The nightmare of having money, the nightmare of having needs, to eat, to shit, to pee, and then, then to eat again, to drink, to fuck. The need to fuck, to be fucked, The need to have sex, It controls me, Us, Like a wire surrounding a pig’s heart. we are the pig, we are the nightmare, we are the needs: the shit, the pee, the food, the drinks.
Opposites Do Not Exist: a Breakthrough Philosophical Theory
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 8,470. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2017. Categories: Essay » Sociology
The idea for writing this thesis came to mind while looking one day at the clothes in my store. It was a very hot day in August of 2008. I am renting a little shop at 193 Orchard Street in the Lower East Side of New York. I have had this store since January of 2003. In my store I sell mainly clothes that are made by different fashion designers.
Love Counts on the Inside
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 21,340. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Coming out
It is forbidden to say, “I love you.” It is definitely forbidden to say, to anyone, ever, under any circumstance, I love love love love only you. If you reach that wonderful sparkly stage of love, the best thing for you to do is to cling your lips to the lips of the one you love, more than your own life, and to say to her instead: blah blah blah.
Bread vs. Water: A Collection of Plays By Doron Braunshtein a.k.a Apollo Braun
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 116,220. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2017. Categories: Plays » Gay & Lesbian
Doron the Artist: Yes! Yes! And yes! Art has no boundaries - or rules! Art is the real meaning of life! Just think about it for a second - what the world will be like without art? Without films and theater? Without music and paintings? Without sculptures, burlesque shows, photography, fashion, performance art? Can you imagine a world without books? Without musicals or plays? Of course not!
Ego and Homosexuality + The Misconception of the Definition "American" in the 21st Century + The Philosophy of the Artist = Three Philosophical Essays
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 18,160. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2017. Categories: Essay » Sociology
The homosexual, on the other hand, will find his ego to be helpful (without understanding the depth of its destructiveness) and it "saves him" in times that the homosexual wants to believe that nothing else can.
America, my whore
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 35,130. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Coming out
My New York Even in the busiest city you can always find a tree that will speak your language will smile and agree. You are good. Even when you are so lost and so bad, You are good. You are. Even when you can’t find a place to be, to forget everything and everyone, to relax, to regret, to reborn. You are good. Look at the tree in the middle of all this and you know, you just know it.
Henry's Dad has HIV (And he lives with it fantastically!)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 1,420. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Sex & health, Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Dating & relationships
This love of ours gives me strength To carry on and to live And to be healthy! And the fact that I have HIV will not hold me back From doing anything! It will not limit me at all! It will not stop me! You will see!
Very Positive Thinking: 100 Excellent Advices for a Healthy life with HIV in the 21st Century
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 13,530. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Sex & health, Essay » Sociology
Stick pages up on one whole wall in your house with the numbers 2026 and 2036 – and also on your computer screen. Time flies. Without noticing it, we will soon be in the year 2026 – and after that – in 2036. Can you imagine what treatments there will be for HIV in ten years' time? In twenty years' time?
The Gay Dating Rules: The Bible of Gay Dating
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 14,940. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Dating & relationships
Don’t meet him on-line! I know - it is a lot to ask. Any way you look at it, it is the easiest way to meet guys today. Between checking your e-mails and watching porn on your favorite porn-site, you must have an ad somewhere on-line. But remember! It is a rule! A person you are meeting on-line in most cases will have more than one ad.

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