Katy Waldman
Katy Waldman Katy Waldman

Katy Waldman is Slate’s words correspondent.

Brow Beat
April 7 2016 5:15 PMIs the NYT’s Lede About Gay Talese and the Red Cap Agent a Little Too Talese-ian?
Year of Great Books
April 5 2016 8:30 AMA Power Beyond BeautyWhat do appearances mean in Jane Eyre?
Brow Beat
March 30 2016 4:56 PMPass the Popcorn! Jonathan Franzen Is Coming to Jeopardy!
Lexicon Valley
March 25 2016 12:24 PMFrom Cool McCool to Boaty McBoatface: An Investigationy McInvestigation
The Audio Book Club
March 24 2016 11:25 AMThe Audio Book Club Practices Better Living Through CriticismSlate writers and editors debate A.O. Scott’s defense of the critical dark arts. 
Brow Beat
March 21 2016 8:02 AMBYU Campus Leaders Had Students Write Glowing Amazon Reviews for The Book of Mormon
Brow Beat
March 17 2016 10:54 PMIs "Thorny Poltics" the Best Serial Episode Yet? 
The XX Factor
March 8 2016 3:48 PMLena Dunham Finally Does the Lena Dunham Thing and Rejects Photoshop
Television
March 3 2016 5:27 AMSoapy and DirtyHouse of Cards Season 4 is defter, darker, and more terrifying than it’s ever been before.
Brow Beat
Feb. 25 2016 11:52 AMThe New Yorker Essay About How Kids Don’t Read Takes the “Get Off My Lawn” Genre to New Depths
Brow Beat
Feb. 22 2016 1:26 PMCritics Love the Horror Film The Witch. Why Don’t Viewers Think It's Scary?
Brow Beat
Feb. 19 2016 4:02 PMWhat Is Harper Lee's Legacy After Go Set a Watchman?
Brow Beat
Feb. 11 2016 4:46 PMWhy Were Those Serial Bonus Episodes So Bad?
Brow Beat
Feb. 9 2016 11:59 AMWhy Sarah Koenig’s Serial Season 1 Updates From Adnan’s Trial Are So Frustrating
Brow Beat
Feb. 5 2016 11:25 AMSlate Writers Discuss the Latest Episodes of Serial
Lexicon Valley
April 6 2016 9:12 AMUsing the Clap Emoji for Emphasis Is Really Annoying. Where Does It Come From?
Brow Beat
April 1 2016 9:46 AMDid Serial’s Second Season Live Up to Its First?
Lexicon Valley
March 29 2016 10:46 AMHow “Kumbaya” Went From Sincere Protest Song to Drippy Punch Line 
Brow Beat
March 24 2016 11:41 AMWatch the Delightful Trailer for Whit Stillman’s Sundance Hit Love and Friendship
Lexicon Valley
March 22 2016 4:32 PMIs This a Facebook Post or a Great Short Story? 
Books
March 18 2016 9:04 AMThe Borrowed Light of the RealJoyce Maynard’s novel fails to make art from life.
Doublex
March 16 2016 4:40 PMOverheard at YaleYale’s history-making basketball team is at the center of a campus debate over free speech and sexual assault.
Brow Beat
March 3 2016 8:47 PMSlate Writers Discuss Serial's "Trade Secrets" Episode
Lexicon Valley
Feb. 29 2016 9:00 AMJane Hirshfield Wrote the Perfect Poem for Leap Day
Lexicon Valley
Feb. 23 2016 2:38 PMHow -Splain Became Our Most Meaningless Suffix
Brow Beat
Feb. 19 2016 5:55 PMSlate Writers Discuss Serial’s Two-Part Episode “Hindsight”
Lexicon Valley
Feb. 18 2016 9:00 AMIs Hillary Trying to Be the First Woman President, Female President, or Lady President?
Brow Beat
Feb. 9 2016 4:07 PMElena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels Are Coming to Television
Books
Feb. 5 2016 3:01 PMWhat a CharacterThe fragile, young savant in Julia Claiborne Johnson’s debut novel joins the ranks of our best child protagonists.
The Audio Book Club
Feb. 4 2016 9:38 AMThe Audio Book Club Travels to (Lucia) BerlinSlate critics debate the underrated author’s collected stories. 

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