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: 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

Trump is not America’s Berlusconi. He’s much worse, say New York’s Italians

Not all bigmouthed, misogynistic politicians are created equal.

/ November 7, 2016

New York Italians divided on Renzi’s referendum

Far away from home, Italians in New York are deciding how to vote in an upcoming referendum on constitutional reform.

/ October 13, 2016

Painting the town red, one post at a time: Macedonia’s Colorful Revolution

Skopje's pro-democracy protesters found each other on Facebook, turning social media into a communications platform for demonstrators.

/ September 29, 2016

The New York Transatlantic is now live!

Featuring a one-stop calendar with all the local events related to Europe and the Mediterranean, NYTA is the news source for New York's Europhiles.

/ September 26, 2016