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.
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.
Rokia Traoré: Né So | 25 Apr 2016 // 2:02 AM
With her latest album, Malian singer-songwriter Traoré has made something beautiful and moving from the traumas of war and personal crises
Rosanne Cash and Her "Peculiar" South | 4 Mar 2016 // 5:35 AM
Rosanne Cash brings her stories of violence and redemption, beauty and suffering, to Carnegie Hall with The River and the Thread.
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.