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. He is a features editor at Narratively.

Stories By Michael Stahl

Inside the Colorado Mansion Where the Kittens of BDSM Run Wild

An eye-opening afternoon at The Chateau, with the fast-growing, feline sub-sect of the adult role-playing universe.

This Standup Comic Turned His Disability Into Comedy Gold

Chris Crespo was born with a rare physical condition that left him with half-length arms – and a killer sense of humor.

This Man Makes Terrifyingly Realistic Donald Trump Masks

How an unemployed artist leveraged digital sculpting software, 3-D printing and social media to create a booming business like no other.

Emma Sulkowicz is More Than “That Mattress-Toting Sexual Assault Activist”

She earned worldwide fame for her campus protest. Now this empowered 24-year-old is getting into S&M – and taking on the art-world establishment.

This Graffiti Fanboy Steals Priceless Street Art Under the Cloak of Darkness

On the prowl with the Thomas Crown of the New York City streets.

(Photo: Jay-Dell Mah Collection, courtesy of Marvin Ligon)

The Secret History of Black Baseball Players in Canada’s Great White North

When Jackie Robinson broke the Major League color barrier seventy years ago, it was a triumphant step forward. It also meant the inevitable end of the proud Negro Leagues, sending...

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.