George De Stefano is a New York–based writer and editor specializing in culture and politics. 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 numerous other books, including the Routledge History of Italian Americans; Mafia Movies (University of Toronto); The Essential Sopranos Reader (University of Kentucky Presses); and Reggae, Rasta, and Revolution (Schirmer Trade Books). His forthcoming book, Gumbo Italiano: How the Sicilians Made New Orleans, will be published by Fordham University Press. His writing has appeared in The Nation, Newsday, Film Comment, The Advocate, The Italian American Review, Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide, and the online publications PopMatters, Rootsworld, the New York Journal of Books, La Voce di New York, and I-Italy. He also is a freelance editor for academic and trade publishers of books and journals, and for nonprofit organizations.