Tag: Turin

I’m in the second week of self-imposed Coronavirus isolation, and the fourth day of the nationwide lockdown mandated by the Italian government to stop – or at least slow – the epidemic. (More…)

“I thought this was supposed to be a movement of young people? Everyone’s our age, even older. So far.” (More…)

The kid was being followed. Walking up and down the aisles, speaking loudly on his iPhone in English, he was having trouble finding something he’d been sent to purchase. (More…)

“You’re giving the wrong impression of Berlin,” the email read. “It’s in Germany, not Iraq.” So read the umpteenth message I’d received that day from readers of Reddit Berlin, one of the most highly used social media forums about the city, in English. It was one of the kinder notes I received. (More…)

Nationalism is here to stay. The far-right may never take over the European Commission. But its politics are now mainstream and have changed the way the executive frames multiculturalism. (More…)

Few countries occupy as difficult a place in European news as Italy. Only reported on when there’s an economic crisis or a tabloid-style story about its flamboyant political leaders — read Silvio Berlusconi, or, Matteo Salvini — Italy screams out for more considered coverage. (More…)

E.V.A. , by Rome’s Giuda (Judas), sounds all-too-familiar. Not because it’s trite or unoriginal, because it isn’t. (More…)

From Palermo to Turin, to outsiders, Italy resembles a typically multicultural, globalised nation-state. Difficulty in understanding that has more to do with politics than it does with actually existing Italy. (More…)