Jerry Stahl

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  • 9 years ago | Longform

    {mosimage}I did not mean to sodomize Dick Cheney. I mean, I’m not even gay. Not that it matters. Because when, to my surprise, I bumped into him — literally — at the counter of Heimler’s Guns and Ammo in Casper, something click...

  • 9 years ago | Lists

    JERRY STAHL (author of, most recently, I, Fatty) John Albert’s Wrecking Crew: The Really Bad News Griffith Park Pirates (Scribner) is not the kind of substance-abuse saga that gets a kiss on the cheek from Oprah, or a genteel visit to KCRW. ...

  • 10 years ago | Longform

    pq2: Calling Million Little a memoir functions as a sort of semantic enhancement, padding Frey’s literary basket with violence and excess, the same way George Bush stuffed his flight-suit jock with what appeared to be either sweat socks or a...

  • 11 years ago | Books

    Photo by Gretchen Knotts Hubert Selby used to joke that, though The New York Times didn’t review his books, he was pretty fucking sure they’d run his obituary. He was right. Selby preferred to be called “Cubby” despite the deci...

  • 12 years ago | Lists

    Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle was the first actor to make a million and the first to have his life and livelihood destroyed by a few bad moves. By contrast, the contempo fuckups described below may suffer little or no consequences for their ow...

  • 18 years ago | L.A. Restaurants

    I live for liver. I have to, 'cause I don't have one. (Well, that's not true. I have one. But it lives in Miami and only writes when it needs money. More or less.) But I exaggerate. The thing, if you must know, is that I fucked up my big...