Paul Ryan, UbermenschWhy does the vice-presidential candidate keep hyping his physical prowess?
Lance’s Last StandWill the latest doping investigation prove Lance Armstrong’s guilt or exonerate him once and for all?
McCain's Visit to Palin CountryI went to a Sarah Palin rally, but all I got was a lousy handshake from John McCain.
Will Starving Yourself Help You Live Longer?A major new study says what you eat may matter more than how much you eat.
All Downhill From HereLance Armstrong's rotten Tour de France could just be the start of his troubles.
Steroids, Anyone?Tennis is one of the few sports that hasn't been tainted by doping scandals. Can any sport possibly be that clean?
Cycling's Biggest DopesA reader's guide to the new Lance Armstrong and Floyd Landis books.
Roads & Kingdoms
Life After ISIS The Northern Iraqi city of Sinjar has been recaptured from ISIS, but it’s a long way from back to normal.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Stuff to read when you need to escape from your family gathering.
The Generic City Boring landscapes impede on our biological need for intrigue. So why are so many buildings so hideous?
The Craziest Endings in College Football History After the turkey, enjoy some classic finishes.