All posts by Simone Somekh

Born and raised in Turin, Italy, Simone Somekh has worked with publications based in Milan, Jerusalem, Berlin, Tokyo, and New York. He is currently pursuing an M.A. degree in Journalism and European & Mediterranean Studies at New York University. Follow him on Twitter @simonsays101

Watch: French Elections, explained

Hugo Bouvard discusses the results of the first round of the French elections with Simone Somekh.

/ April 26, 2017

Anti-Semitism, made in Italy: an interview with Alberto Caviglia

The Italian director discusses his mockumentary Burning Love ahead of the New York premiere.

/ April 19, 2017

Analysis: Will Italian judges be the champions of LGBT rights?

While the Italian Parliament continues to pretend that same-sex families don’t exist in Italy, the courts may have a (partial) solution to the problem.

/ April 10, 2017

Italian TV show slammed for sexist segment

Eastern European women let their men rule, said the host.

/ March 21, 2017

Watch: In old synagogue, New York discovers Italian hazanut

Primo Levi Center invited Rabbi Richetti from Italy to perform a selection of religious songs.

/ March 6, 2017

The Five Star Movement is a mess … but that won’t stop it from winning Italy’s next elections

There are many ways the populist party can overcome its current troubles.

/ February 23, 2017

Review: Rainbow Republic lampoons Italian foot-dragging over LGBTQ rights

In his latest novel, Fabio Canino imagines a country set aside for minorities still stifled in his native Italy.

/ February 14, 2017

In Turin, Italy, cosmopolitan fashion designer Walter Dang finds his niche

Trained by Pierre Cardin, Dang loves working in the northern Italian city—and the city loves him back.

/ January 30, 2017

Alert! Swiss chocolate at 14th Street!

Swiss Chocolaterie Cailler is bringing their signature pralines to New York in a one-week pop-up store.

/ November 22, 2016

German Green: Stop calling your opponents “fascists”

But the renewed appeal of anti-immigration and protectionist policies does have Ralf Fücks worried.

/ November 17, 2016