Chris Baker

Chris Baker is a writer and editor in San Francisco.

Nov. 14 2012 2:35 PMNintendo’s New Console Will Change How You Watch TelevisionThe Wii U may not transform gaming, but it will revolutionize the boob tube.
April 29 2008 12:32 PMIt's Not Just About Killing Hookers AnymoreThe surprising narrative richness of Grand Theft Auto IV.
July 23 2007 7:26 AMMedikits, Power-Ups, and Cheat CodesIn praise of the video-game cliché.
March 28 2006 5:50 PMA Nobel Prize for Donkey Kong?Game designers vie to save the world.
June 24 2008 3:57 PMKeeping It UnrealMetal Gear Solid 4 reveals the genius of the world's greatest, weirdest video game designer.
March 19 2008 7:00 AMCrayon Physics DeluxeAn ingenious video game that looks like it was designed by a third-grader.
March 7 2007 7:28 PMWhat's the Hottest Video-Game Console of Them All?It's not the Wii, the Xbox 360, or the PlayStation 3 …



Scalia’s Liberal Streak

The conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.

Colorado Is Ground Zero for the Fight Over Female Voters

There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?

The NFL Explains How It Sees “the Role of the Female”

The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B


Theo’s Joint and Vanessa’s Whiskey

No sitcom did the “Very Special Episode” as well as The Cosby Show.


The Other Huxtable Effect

Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.

Cliff Huxtable Explains the World: Five Lessons From TV’s Greatest Dad

Why Television Needs a New Cosby Show Right Now

  News & Politics
Sept. 18 2014 8:20 PM A Clever Attempt at Explaining Away a Vote Against the Farm Bill
Sept. 18 2014 6:02 PM A Chinese Company Just Announced the Biggest IPO in U.S. History
The Slate Quiz
Sept. 18 2014 11:44 PM Play the Slate News Quiz With Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
  Double X
Sept. 18 2014 8:07 PM Crying Rape False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 18 2014 1:23 PM “It’s Not Every Day That You Can Beat the World Champion” An exclusive interview with chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.
Brow Beat
Sept. 18 2014 4:33 PM The Top 5 Dadsplaining Moments From The Cosby Show
Future Tense
Sept. 18 2014 6:48 PM By 2100 the World's Population Could Be 11 Billion
  Health & Science
Sept. 18 2014 3:35 PM Do People Still Die of Rabies? And how do you know if an animal is rabid?
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.