George de Stefano

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.

Features // 3 Articles
Reviews // 33 Articles
Blogs // 17 Articles
//Features

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.

Dances with Spiders: Italian Roots Music, With Bite, Comes to North America | 31 Aug 2011 // 5:00 PM

The story of the pizzica revival is one of how a music associated with a healing ritual of poor, oppressed peasants was transformed into a proud assertion of cultural heritage and identity.

//Reviews

The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers (Super Deluxe Edition) | 14 Jun 2015 // 9:29 PM

During their peak years, the Rolling Stones were the world's preeminent band and here they re-release one of their greatest albums in multiple versions.

Ethel Payne's Abundance of Nerve | 4 Jun 2015 // 10:05 PM

Pioneering journalist Ethel Payne witnessed – and made – history

//Blogs

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.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

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