Katha Pollitt

Katha Pollitt is the author most recently of The Mind-Body Problem, a collection of poems.

Feb. 11 2011 11:59 AMThe Lack of Female Bylines in Magazines Is Old NewsIf you really want more women writers, get more women editors.
May 25 2010 9:58 AMWhat Was Feminism Really Like in 1970?You won't find out from Martin Amis' version.
July 13 2009 9:29 AMLord Byron's Great InsightMad, bad, and dangerous, he understood what women wanted.
March 14 2006 6:37 AM"Lot's Wife"
Feb. 2 2006 6:35 PMAt the Saletan Clinic
Oct. 18 2005 7:41 AM"In the Bulrushes"
The Participatory Book Club
Feb. 19 2004 10:50 AMGreed Is Good ... Not!
The Participatory Book Club
Feb. 17 2004 10:27 AMAmerican Suckers
The Book Club
March 6 2002 2:33 PMGreer Excels at Suppressed Rage
The Book Club
Dec. 20 2001 1:18 PMJesus: An Earth Tourist
The Book Club
Oct. 30 2001 2:30 PMThe High Costs of Open Rebellion in Mary Shelley's England 
The Book Club
Nov. 1 1998 3:30 AMBorges, Moore, and Munro 
Nov. 9 1996 3:30 AMA Goose-Step Guide to DatingWhat's weird about The Rules.
Nov. 18 2010 10:19 AMCleopatra With BrainsStacy Schiff can't help adding to the myths in her new biography.
Nov. 23 2009 7:03 AMThe Real Secret of FeminismGail Collins reveals who actually made change happen.
March 9 2009 6:48 AMScribblers of America, Unite!Are women writers undervalued because of what they write or how we read?
Feb. 3 2006 5:50 PMIck and Superego
Feb. 1 2006 4:31 PMWaiting for the Condom Crusade
Nov. 5 2004 12:27 PMWhy Americans Hate Democrats—A DialogueThe indomitable question that plagues liberals.
The Participatory Book Club
Feb. 18 2004 12:15 PMDenby's Dostoevskian Descent
The Book Club
March 7 2002 3:30 PMFeminism Isn't Just About Individual Advancement
The Book Club
March 5 2002 2:57 PMWhat Does The Female Eunuch Say to Us Now?
The Book Club
Dec. 18 2001 9:27 PMJesus H. Christ!
The Book Club
Oct. 30 2001 11:29 AMThese Are a Few of My Favorite Themes 
The Breakfast Table
June 23 1999 1:06 AMDissecting the Day's News



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.