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Review: ‘Monika’s Blues’ Sends Readers on a Journey to Discover the German Blues Link

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

When it comes to music, there is nothing more American than singing the blues. The heart and soul that ushered in a new era of music owes itself not only to the talented singers and musicians, but also one of the blues’ most iconic instrumenst — the harmonica — and in …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Why German Book ‘Communism for Kids’ Has Americans Outraged

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

America and Communism has historically been an unfavorable combination, leading to a string of controversial anti-communism actions during the beginning of the Cold War. So when MIT Press picked up the US rights to the German book Communism for Kids, by author and social theorist Bini Adamczak, the attention it received was …

Sources: DW

Photo: Mark Surman [Flickr]

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Diary of an Immortal

Book Review: Diary of an Immortal (1945-1959)

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Benjamin Franklin famously wrote that there are two certainties in this life: death and taxes, and while society has changed drastically since its writing in 1789, his words will always ring true. But what if you could discover a way to actually cheat death? Would you cave in to the …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Harry Potter Steals the Show As 2016’s Top Seller in Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Almost ten years passed since the final chapter in the Harry Potter series came to an end before author J.K. Rowling decided to bring the beloved characters back to life this past summer, and while the book may have lacked the excitement the wizarding series once had in the early …

Sources: GfK Entertainment

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Check Out the Gorgeous Art for the German Harry Potter Audiobook Re-Issue

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

As the Harry Potter book series approaches its 20th anniversary in 2017 (writing that makes me feel old), the series has been getting a visual refresh, and with the re-issue of the audiobooks, the German edition is getting a gorgeous new look. Designed by the UK’s Olly Moss, the artwork …

Sources: Olly Moss, Laughing Squid

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Aldi Announces Digital Strategy with Aldi Life eBooks

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

While Aldi remains focused on groceries and small home products in the US, stores in Germany have offered a much larger selection of products for years. This week the discount giant announced its latest move with Aldi Life eBooks in an effort to build out its digital offerings. Aldi already has …

Sources: Aldi

Photos: Aldi

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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The 500 Lost-and-Found German Fairytales Praised By The Brothers Grimm

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While the Brothers Grimm were compiling the iconic fairy tales of Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, another German historian by the name Franz Xaver von Schönwerth was also chronicling local folklore, but his legacy was all but forgotten until researches uncovered a treasure trove of writings …

Sources: The Guardian

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Children Introduced To Real Life Story of Syrian Refugees In New Book

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There is no doubt a mixed reaction to the refugee situation in Germany, with many voicing out against the open border policy that has seen more than 1 million refugees entering into the country, but when it comes to explaining what is happening to children, an author decided to create …

Sources: PRI

Photo: Jan Birck

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Berlinica Giving Away Free eBooks For Advent

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The Advent Calendar is a long-standing tradition in Germany that over the years caught on here in the States, and while the chocolate treats are always a favorite, some offer prizes of another nature. Berlinica Publishing has kicked off the season with a new Adventskalender surprise on their Facebook page, and …

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Where To Buy DW’s 10 Must-Read German Books of 2014

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Deutsche Welle (DW) released a top 10 list of contemporary German novels that were translated and released in English for the first time during 2014, and while the list is great, there is no information on how to get your hands on the physical or digital book to read for …

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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