Michael Stahl

Michael Stahl is a freelance writer based in New York City. He's covered the arts and culture, sex and relationships, business and tech, history and politics and other topics for Rolling Stone, Vice, Vulture, CityLab, Quartz, MEL, Narratively and many more publications. Read more of his work at MichaelStahlWrites.com.

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What We Learned From the Fittest Teams in Major League Soccer

The fitness experts behind the Columbus Crew and the LA Galaxy share the wellness pillars they follow above all others

Do Friendship Apps Work? One Man Swiped to Find Out.

Our correspondent created accounts on Bumble For Friends and Timeleft to see if real pals can be found through the types of platforms previously focused on dating

Meet the Bands Spearheading the “New New York Sound”

Is the city's early-aughts scene finally getting its own revival?

Think You Know Today's Trendy MLB Analytics? Think Again.

From “seam-shifted wake break” to “bat-path tracking,” these are the new data points players are focusing on this season

Americans Are More Active, Thanks in Large Part to Pickleball

Tackle football participation, however, is down significantly in recent years.

MLB Player Hints Owners Have Colluded This Offseason

Los Angeles Dodger Kiké Hernández made the not-so-veiled assertion

The NFL’s Best Team Has Its Worst Owner

In a new NFLPA survey, Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt received the lowest ownership grade among all 32 franchises

Rory McIlroy Doesn’t Seem to “Hate” LIV Golf So Much Anymore

He didn't even rule out a jump to the PGA Tour's rival league in a recent press conference

Saudi Arabia Isn’t Giving Up on Soccer

The government's investments haven't led to much match attendance yet, but it's not done trying

Max Strus Had a Final Stretch for the Ages Last Night

It was capped off by a 59-foot buzzer beater

College Players Getting Paid Sparks a New Call for the Court Storm Ban

It's always been a safety hazard, but now the stakes are higher

Even When the Pistons Win, They Lose

Just when you thought it couldn't get worse for Detroit...

The Travis Kelce Show Is Just Getting Started

If you're already tired of this face, we have some bad news