Michael Stahl

Michael Stahl is a freelance writer based in Queens, New York. He’s written about the arts and culture, sports, psychology, politics, history, business and other topics for the likes of Rolling Stone, Vice, the Village Voice, Quartz, Splitsider, The Bridge, and Narratively, where he also serves as a features editor.

17 Candidates Want to Be NYC’s Public Advocate. Does the Public Care?

A special election for New York City's top watchdog has many asking how the office can be more effective, or if it should exist at all.

People dance in a nightclub.

New York’s Plan to Enlist Bars in the Fight Against Sexual Harassment

Bills in the City Council would require nightlife venues to confront predatory behavior and provide bystander training for all employees.

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The Serious Mission Behind a $50 Million Comedy Museum

The struggling Western New York city of Jamestown has big dreams for its new comedy museum. Can it live up to the hype?