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Michael Stahl

Michael Stahl is a freelance writer, editor and journalist based in Queens, New York, whose work has been published in several print and digital publications, including Rolling Stone, Vice, Village Voice, Quartz, Splitsider, and CityLab. He is a features editor at Narratively.

Stories By Michael Stahl

The Artist Who Famously Emasculated Trump Is Now Painting With Your Blood

Illma Gore created a global stir with her stunning nude portrait of Donald Trump and his tiny, um...hands? But this outspoken activist isn't finished with the President just yet.

The Embattled Bad Boy of Major League Baseball

Thirty years ago today Kevin Mitchell played a crucial role in the '86 Mets' miraculous World Series championship. Ever since, he’s been called a clubhouse cancer and a violent...

Pauline Hanson is the Donald Trump of Australia. And She Just Won.

How an anti-immigrant outsider with a flair for the dramatic became the yuge-est thing Down Under.

The Last Time New York Was Hardcore

In the ’90s, one high-octane underground music scene desperately held on to its rebellious roots of power chords, slam dancing and stage diving. What happened to hardcore?

That Time I Hit a Parked Car—and Just Walked Away

Recently divorced, extremely broke and terrified of yet another bill, I was shocked to learn of my own capacity to shirk responsibility.

‘Drinker with a Writing Problem’

How swiping right made me question my sanity.

The Day My Therapist Dared Me to Have Sex With Her

My analyst and I grew more intimately connected each week of treatment...but I never saw this indecent proposal coming.

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How to Succeed in a Most Puzzling Business

When an artist, an architect and a rocket scientist team up to create the next great puzzle craze, they learn that conquering the toy market is far from child’s play.