Bill Gifford

Bill Gifford has written for Outside, Wired, Men's Health, and other magazines. He is working on a book about the future of medicine.

Politics
Sept. 17 2012 2:14 PMPaul Ryan, UbermenschWhy does the vice-presidential candidate keep hyping his physical prowess?
Sports Nut
June 14 2012 8:44 PMLance’s Last StandWill the latest doping investigation prove Lance Armstrong’s guilt or exonerate him once and for all?
Sports Nut
July 7 2009 6:06 PMJerkStrongHow Lance Armstrong is like Sarah Palin.
Dispatches
Sept. 10 2008 3:33 PMMcCain's Visit to Palin CountryI went to a Sarah Palin rally, but all I got was a lousy handshake from John McCain.
Sports Nut
Jan. 13 2006 1:51 PMWelcome to Miller TimeSo, America's top skier likes to drink too much. That's a surprise?
Sports Nut
July 1 2005 12:41 PMTour de BoreHow to revive the world's biggest cycling race.
Politics
Oct. 28 2004 6:02 PMPeople Who Vote TwiceA sudden crackdown on an old trick.
Well-traveled
July 30 2003 2:26 PMNew Siberia
Well-traveled
July 28 2003 4:51 PMStrangers on a Train
Sports Nut
Sept. 19 2000 3:00 AMLet Them Take Dope—and Make Them Tell
Medical Examiner
Aug. 29 2012 2:48 PMWill Starving Yourself Help You Live Longer?A major new study says what you eat may matter more than how much you eat.
Sports Nut
July 15 2010 10:34 AMAll Downhill From HereLance Armstrong's rotten Tour de France could just be the start of his troubles.
Sports Nut
July 1 2009 6:22 PMSteroids, Anyone?Tennis is one of the few sports that hasn't been tainted by doping scandals. Can any sport possibly be that clean?
Sports Nut
July 2 2007 5:54 PMCycling's Biggest DopesA reader's guide to the new Lance Armstrong and Floyd Landis books.
Dispatches
Nov. 23 2005 5:24 PMThe Bicycle DiariesIs it possible to live in America without a car? Uh, sort of.
Assessment
Dec. 10 2004 12:03 PMCheating AthletesWho dopes, why they dope, and who it hurts.
Swingers
Sept. 20 2004 2:29 PMPennsylvaniaIs Kerry going to blow it here, too?
Well-traveled
July 29 2003 2:32 PMCzar-ville
Well-traveled
Aug. 1 2003 10:13 AMBaikal Without a Seatbelt

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

The Democrats’ War at Home

How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?

Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best

Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke

A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking

Animal manure.

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10

Politics

Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.

Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

Hasbro Is Cracking Down on Scrabble Players Who Turn Its Official Word List Into Popular Apps

Florida State’s New President Is Underqualified and Mistrusted. He Just Might Save the University.

  News & Politics
Politics
Sept. 30 2014 9:33 PM Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 30 2014 7:02 PM At Long Last, eBay Sets PayPal Free
  Life
Gaming
Sept. 30 2014 7:35 PM Who Owns Scrabble’s Word List? Hasbro says the list of playable words belongs to the company. Players beg to differ.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PM Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 8:54 PM Bette Davis Talks Gender Roles in a Delightful, Animated Interview From 1963
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:00 PM There’s Going to Be a Live-Action Tetris Movie for Some Reason
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 30 2014 11:51 PM Should You Freeze Your Eggs? An egg freezing party is not a great place to find answers to this or other questions.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.