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Eva Claudia Schweitzer
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Eva Claudia Schweitzer is the founder and owner of Berlinica Publishing LLC, a Manhattan-based publisher devoted to all things Berlin in English: mostly books—both fiction and non-fiction—but also movies and music. Like Jack Kerouac, she also spends a lot of time on the road, especially in the American Southwest. She has written seven books, among them Manhattan Moments, a light-hearted short story collection about life in New York City, a Ph.D. on the redevelopment of Times Square, and a book on the Tea Party. Although she has never aged past thirty-five, she has worked as a journalist for twenty-five years, originally as a metro reporter in Berlin, and since 1998 as a foreign correspondent in New York, covering media, entertainment and politics for various German newspapers and magazines. She divides her time between Berlin and Manhattan, where she lives in a former hotel in Times Square that once hosted Lee Harvey Oswald.

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Ten Reasons Artists and Authors Should Still Get Paid in the Age of the Internet

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 4:57 PM

We live in the age of the internet, and the age of free content. And free music. And free books. Free blogs. Free news. Why should artists, musicians, authors, and journalists be paid at all, even less so since what they produce is invisible, immaterial, and ubiquitous? Or should they?...

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What Merkel's Victory Means for Hillary 2016

(1) Comments | Posted September 23, 2013 | 10:10 PM

It was expected that Angela Merkel would win the German election, but not by that kind of landslide. The final tally has not been made, but since Germany has paper ballots, which can easily and fast be counted, we will know tomorrow morning.

The latest count is this: Merkel's CDU,...

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White Spots

(2) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 5:57 PM

Sometimes, if only rarely, a political author stays fresh over time, over a long time. One of those is Kurt Tucholsky. Tucholsky was a German Jew born in 1890s Berlin who took his own life in 1935, in Sweden. He would have been a standup comedian in different times; he...

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Can Merkel Survive Snowden, and Other Jokes

(1) Comments | Posted August 12, 2013 | 1:02 PM

The NSA spying scandal is making quite some waves in Germany as well; after all, Germany is the biggest target country for U.S spying. No big surprise, since the 9-11-hijackers were Muslim immigrants in Germany living completely unspied on by the German authorities. This is because Germans have fairly unhappy...

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Kennedy, Obama and Berlin

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2013 | 1:05 PM

Wednesday is the 50th anniversary of JFK's historical "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech, on June 26, 1963 at the Rathaus Schöneberg, then the seat of the West Berlin government. He also visited Checkpoint Charlie, the border crossing point for U.S. Army service members in Berlin. On both occasions, he attracted...

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