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

There is no Italian word for “awkward”

If you ask Google to translate “awkward” into Italian, you get several results, but none of them is accurate.

/ October 13, 2017

Populists don’t stand a chance in Italy, says Italian PM at New York University

In historic visit to NYU’s Casa Italiana, Paolo Gentiloni praised Italy’s “stability.”

/ September 20, 2017

Photos: Drifting into Iceland

Leave your laptop at home and embrace the spectacular landscape surrounding Reykjavik.

/ September 11, 2017

Photos: Designers showcase modest fashion at Torino Fashion Week

In northern Italian city, Muslim-designed collections dominated the runway.

/ July 4, 2017

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