Bill James

Bill James is the author of The Bill James Gold Mine 2009and the proprietor of Bill James Online.

Sports Nut
March 30 2011 6:57 AMShakespeare and VerlanderWhy are we so good at developing athletes and so lousy at developing writers?
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Jan. 6 2010 4:11 PMBoycott the BCS!A statistical analyst takes a stand against college football's perverse, irrational Bowl Championship Series.
Sports Nut
Jan. 7 2009 4:24 PMBoycott the BCS!A statistical analyst takes a stand against college football's perverse, irrational Bowl Championship Series.
Sports Nut
Feb. 25 2008 6:45 AMThe Epic of Craig BiggioWhy I loved, and then grew tired of, the long-time Houston Astro.
Sports Nut
Sept. 13 2010 6:51 AMLife, Liberty, and Breaking the RulesIn defense of Babe Ruth, Barry Bonds, jaywalkers, and all the other scofflaws that make America great.
Recycled
March 18 2009 7:03 AMThe Lead Is SafeHow to tell when a college basketball game is out of reach.
Sports Nut
March 17 2008 7:11 AMThe Lead Is SafeHow to tell when a college basketball game is out of reach.

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

Talking White

Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.

Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Ridiculously Polite. That’s What Scares Beijing So Much.

The One Fact About Ebola That Should Calm You: It Spreads Slowly

Operation Backbone

How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.

A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently

The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 4:05 PM Today in GOP Outreach to Women: You Broads Like Wedding Dresses, Right?
Music

How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully

On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.

How Tattoo Parlors Became the Barber Shops of Hipster Neighborhoods

This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century

Moneybox
Oct. 1 2014 8:34 AM This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century To undertake a massively ambitious energy project, you don’t need the government anymore.
  News & Politics
Politics
Oct. 1 2014 7:26 PM Talking White Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
  Business
Buy a Small Business
Oct. 1 2014 11:48 PM Inking the Deal Why tattoo parlors are a great small-business bet.
  Life
Dear Prudence
Oct. 2 2014 6:00 AM Can’t Stomach It I was shamed for getting gastric bypass surgery. Should I keep the procedure a secret?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 5:11 PM Celebrity Feminist Identification Has Reached Peak Meaninglessness
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 1 2014 3:24 PM Revelry (and Business) at Mohonk Photos and highlights from Slate’s annual retreat.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2014 9:39 PM Tom Cruise Dies Over and Over Again in This Edge of Tomorrow Supercut
  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2014 6:59 PM EU’s Next Digital Commissioner Thinks Keeping Nude Celeb Photos in the Cloud Is “Stupid”
  Health & Science
Science
Oct. 1 2014 4:03 PM Does the Earth Really Have a “Hum”? Yes, but probably not the one you’re thinking.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 1 2014 5:19 PM Bunt-a-Palooza! How bad was the Kansas City Royals’ bunt-all-the-time strategy in the American League wild-card game?