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 // 4 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 51 Articles
Blogs // 17 Articles

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.


Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Quartet Offers Penetrating Psychological and Sociopolitical Insight | 14 Oct 2015 // 9:30 PM

A committed feminist, Ferrante writes with often astonishing candor, even "ferocity", about women's lives, their conflicted relationships with their bodies, with each other, and with men.


La Notte della Taranta: Celebration and Solidarity | 26 Sep 2016 // 5:33 AM

The "big concert" of Italy's biggest folk festival was almost canceled after a devastating earthquake. But the show went on -- as a benefit for relief and reconstruction.

Allen Toussaint: American Tunes | 21 Jun 2016 // 9:20 PM

On his final album, New Orleans songwriter, producer, and pianist Toussaint puts his distinctive stamp on jazz, pop, and R&B classics.


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

Tricks or Treats? Ten Halloween Blu-rays That May Disrupt Your Life

// Short Ends and Leader

"The best of this stuff'll kill you.

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