George de Stefano is a New York-based writer specializing in culture, politics and sexuality. He is the author of An Offer We Can't Refuse: The Mafia in the Mind of America (Farrar, Straus, Giroux) and a contributor to many other books, websites and print publications.
What Is New Orleans Producer Carlo Ditta Talkin' About? | 5 Aug 2015 // 9:02 PM
A "keeper of the flame of funk", Carlo Ditta, releases his first album.
Bagels and Bongos: The Klezmatics Present Havana Nagila | 8 Apr 2014 // 9:10 PM
With their new project, the boundary-breaching klezmer band revives and extends the Jewish-Latin musical connection.
Roberto M. Dainotto Explores the Making of the Mafia Myth | 30 Sep 2015 // 9:05 PM
The Mafia: A Cultural History offers a Sicilian perspective on the enduring popularity of organized crime stories.
Otis Redding, Stax Records, and the Transformation of Southern Soul | 7 Sep 2015 // 10:00 PM
Dreams to Remember recounts the triumphs and tragedy of '60s soul icon Otis Redding
Levante Rising: From Barista to International Pop Star | 13 Mar 2015 // 4:38 AM
The Italian singer-songwriter captured the national mood in her breakout single. With a new album and US tour dates, she's about to go international.
12 Essential Performances from the Piano "Professors" of New Orleans | 5 Jun 2014 // 4:00 AM
A dozen jams from great Crescent City keyboardists, past and present, and something extra.