Katy Waldman
Katy Waldman Katy Waldman

Katy Waldman is Slate’s words correspondent.

Lexicon Valley
July 27 2016 7:20 PMWhat Should We Call Bill Clinton if Hillary Is Elected?
Lexicon Valley
July 21 2016 4:15 PMWhat Conscience Means to a Conservative
Lexicon Valley
July 19 2016 1:08 PMWhere Does “Your Word Is Your Bond” Come From, and Why Did Melania Steal It?
The Slatest
July 11 2016 8:16 PMA Yale Cafeteria Worker Has Been Arrested for Shattering a Disgraceful, Racist Panel
Books
July 5 2016 9:42 AMThe Messy WomanHeather Havrilesky’s advice column urges readers to revel in their own hot mess-ness.
Future Tense
June 30 2016 2:43 PMNothing Gracefully Ends a Written Conversation Like an Emoji
Brow Beat
June 29 2016 8:02 AMHere Are Some Other Ideas for 2016 Election Fiction We’d Really Like to See
The XX Factor
June 16 2016 5:14 PMYou Will Never Unsee This Wondrously Strange Fake Japanese Advertisement for Donald Trump
Lexicon Valley
June 12 2016 5:51 PMA Brief, Inglorious History of “Not Politicizing Tragedy”
Books
June 8 2016 7:15 AMModern LoversEmma Straub’s new novel beautifully captures the breathless momentum of youth—and the heartbreaks of growing up.
Lexicon Valley
June 2 2016 3:28 PM(((The Jewish Cowbell))): Unpacking a Gross New Meme From the Alt-Right
The XX Factor
May 27 2016 10:56 AMThe New Inquiry Says Feminists Should Defend Cliques. That’s Ridiculous.    
The XX Factor
May 24 2016 12:35 PMThe Canon Is Sexist, Racist, Colonialist, and Totally Gross. Yes, You Have to Read It Anyway.
Lexicon Valley
May 23 2016 1:25 PMSometimes, Reporters ​Should Clean Up Ungrammatical Quotes
Brow Beat
May 12 2016 6:00 AMCurtis Sittenfeld’s Deft, Feminist Eligible Has Been Slammed by Critics. Here’s Why They’re Wrong.
Lexicon Valley
July 27 2016 3:05 PMWhy “Change-Maker” Is Such an Effective Slogan for Hillary Clinton
Lexicon Valley
July 21 2016 9:30 AMHow “Show Me the Receipts” Became a Catchphrase for Holding the Powerful Accountable
The Audio Book Club
July 18 2016 12:04 PMThe Audio Book Club Hangs With All the Single LadiesSlate critics discuss Rebecca Traister’s magisterial book on how unmarried women are changing America.
Books
July 8 2016 11:00 AMBen Lerner Doesn’t Hate PoetryHis new treatise The Hatred of Poetry is actually a very effective defense of the form.
Brow Beat
June 30 2016 5:07 PMSerial’s Adnan Syed Will Get a New Trial With New Evidence
Future Tense
June 29 2016 10:30 AMPlease, Like My ShameWhy do we feel compelled to tweet about our most embarrassing moments?
Brow Beat
June 17 2016 5:22 PMPoet Maggie Smith on Watching Her Poem Go Viral in the Wake of the Orlando Shooting
Lexicon Valley
June 14 2016 1:06 PMYou Don’t Care if Someone Is Black, White, Green, or Purple? You Should!
The Audio Book Club
June 10 2016 11:12 AMThe Audio Book Is EligibleSlate critics discuss Curtis Sittenfeld’s contemporary update of Pride and Prejudice.
Lexicon Valley
June 4 2016 5:59 PM“I Done Handcuffed Lightning”: The Exuberant Spoken-Word Poetry of Muhammad Ali    
Brow Beat
June 1 2016 3:51 PMFranzen’s Purity Will Become a TV Series Starring the Icy Menace of Daniel Craig
The XX Factor
May 26 2016 8:33 AMDavid Brooks Says Hobbies Make Us Interesting. But What Counts as a Hobby?
Lexicon Valley
May 24 2016 12:26 PMCheesy, Syrupy, Corny: Why Do We Describe Art We Dislike as if It Tastes Bad?
Brow Beat
May 20 2016 8:31 AMZac Efron’s Teddy In Neighbors 2 Is Our First Post–Frat-Bro Frat Bro
Brow Beat
May 9 2016 7:31 AMI Went to the Taping of Jeopardy Featuring Jonathan Franzen, and He Was Completely, Grumpily Charming

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