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
Reviews // 37 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.


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.

//Mixed media

Robert DeLong Upgraded for 'In the Cards' (Rough Trade Photos + Tour Dates)

// Notes from the Road

"Robert DeLong ups his musical game with his new album In the Cards and his live show gets a boost too.

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