Stop Smiling was an arts and culture magazine founded by J.C. Gabel in the Chicago suburb of Darien, Illinois. He started the magazine at age 19 in 1995. The magazine was published on a bimonthly basis. The headquarters was in both Chicago and New York. Each issue followed a theme and consisted of feature-length interviews, essays and oral histories. With a focus on preservation, Stop Smiling published some of the last in-depth conversations with Kurt Vonnegut, Robert Altman, Lee Hazlewood and George Plimpton. The company ended the magazine in 2009 and became an independently owned imprint of Melville House Publishing.
- Kurt Vonnegut (27 December 2011). Kurt Vonnegut: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations. Melville House. p. 145. ISBN 978-1-61219-091-4. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
- David Lepeska (19 May 2012). "Jazz Age magazine The Chicagoan returns as media experiment". The National. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
- "The magazine for high-minded lowlifes: Stop Smiling Magazine". Colour Lovers. February 2008. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
- "Stop Smiling Books". Stop Smiling Books. Retrieved 9 August 2016.