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

Smash and Grab

Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?

Even When They Go to College, the Poor Sometimes Stay Poor

Here’s Just How Far a Southern Woman May Have to Drive to Get an Abortion

The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented

Marvel’s Civil War Is a Far-Right Paranoid Fantasy

It’s also a mess. Can the movies do better?

Behold

Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada

Space: The Next Generation

An All-Female Mission to Mars

As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.

Watching Netflix in Bed. Hanging Bananas. Is There Anything These Hooks Can’t Solve?

The Procedural Rule That Could Prevent Gay Marriage From Reaching SCOTUS Again

  News & Politics
Foreigners
Oct. 20 2014 6:49 PM God’s Oligarch One of Vladimir Putin’s favorite businessmen wants to start an Orthodox Christian Fox News and return Russia to its glorious czarist past.
  Business
Moneybox
Oct. 20 2014 6:48 PM Apple: Still Enormously Profitable
  Life
Outward
Oct. 20 2014 3:16 PM The Catholic Church Is Changing, and Celibate Gays Are Leading the Way
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM I Am 25. I Don't Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 20 2014 7:15 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 9 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Flatline."
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 20 2014 6:32 PM Taylor Swift’s Pro-Gay “Welcome to New York” Takes Her Further Than Ever From Nashville 
  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 20 2014 4:59 PM Canadian Town Cancels Outdoor Halloween Because Polar Bears
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Oct. 20 2014 11:46 AM Is Anybody Watching My Do-Gooding? The difference between being a hero and being an altruist.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.