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

Meet the New Bosses

How the Republicans would run the Senate.

The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Cheez-Its. Ritz. Triscuits.

Why all cracker names sound alike.

Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom

The Eye

This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059

Medical Examiner

Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?  

A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.

The Afghan Town With a Legitimately Good Tourism Pitch

A Futurama Writer on How the Vietnam War Shaped the Series

  News & Politics
Photography
Sept. 21 2014 11:34 PM People’s Climate March in Photos Hundreds of thousands of marchers took to the streets of NYC in the largest climate rally in history.
  Business
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
  Life
Quora
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 21 2014 1:15 PM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 5  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Time Heist."
  Arts
Television
Sept. 21 2014 9:00 PM Attractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic Things Don’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 21 2014 11:38 PM “Welcome to the War of Tomorrow” How Futurama’s writers depicted asymmetrical warfare.
  Health & Science
The Good Word
Sept. 21 2014 11:44 PM Does This Name Make Me Sound High-Fat? Why it just seems so right to call a cracker “Cheez-It.”
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.