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 …



Forget Oculus Rift

This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.

The Congressional Republican Digging Through Scientists’ Grant Proposals

Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?

Whole Foods Is Desperate for Customers to Feel Warm and Fuzzy Again

The XX Factor

I’m 25. I Have $250.03.

My doctors want me to freeze my eggs.

The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM I’m 25. I Have $250.03. My doctors want me to freeze my eggs.

Smash and Grab

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

George Tiller’s Murderer Threatens Another Abortion Provider, Claims Free Speech

Walmart Is Crushing the Rest of Corporate America in Adopting Solar Power

  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 21 2014 3:13 PM Why Countries Make Human Rights Pledges They Have No Intention of Honoring
Oct. 21 2014 5:57 PM Soda and Fries Have Lost Their Charm for Both Consumers and Investors
The Vault
Oct. 21 2014 2:23 PM A Data-Packed Map of American Immigration in 1903
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 21 2014 3:03 PM Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 21 2014 1:02 PM Where Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains. A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
Brow Beat
Oct. 21 2014 1:47 PM The Best Way to Fry an Egg
Oct. 21 2014 5:38 PM Justified Paranoia Citizenfour offers a look into the mind of Edward Snowden.
  Health & Science
Climate Desk
Oct. 21 2014 11:53 AM Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
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.