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Katy Waldman is Slate’s words correspondent. 

Doublex
Nov. 7 2014 10:37 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Katy Waldman read about Jian Ghomeshi and “the large, triumphant, tax-cutting elephant in the room.”
Brow Beat
Nov. 6 2014 8:34 PMSerial Takes a Step Back, and Gets Some Experts Involved. We Discuss the Latest Episode.
Future Tense
Nov. 4 2014 9:51 AMBad SamaritansWhy is a helpful new suicide prevention app causing so much backlash?
Brow Beat
Oct. 30 2014 10:47 PMHow Strong Is the Case Against Adnan Syed? We Discuss the Latest Episode of Serial.
Future Tense
Oct. 29 2014 11:00 AMThere Is an Actual Ivy League Class Called “Wasting Time on the Internet,” and I’d Take It
Brow Beat
Oct. 27 2014 9:09 AMThe Most Terrifying Books We Have Ever Read
Brow Beat
Oct. 22 2014 3:06 PMWriter William Giraldi Wishes Everyone Would Please Stop Likening Him to a Literary Genius
Brow Beat
Oct. 20 2014 4:13 PMTom Hanks Is the Latest Hollywood Star to Write for The New Yorker. Please Make It Stop.
Productivity
Oct. 15 2014 1:22 PMWriting Apps Can Make You More Productive. Can They Make You More Creative?
The Audio Book Club
Oct. 10 2014 1:03 PMThe Audio Book Club Goes WildSlate’s critics discuss Cheryl Strayed’s memoir of a summer on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Wild Things
Oct. 7 2014 4:24 PMThe Hardest Thing About Being a Cheetah
Wild Things
Oct. 6 2014 1:20 PMSome Sharks Are Socialites, Some Want You to Go Away
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2014 4:26 PMHow to Measure the Value of Your Personal Data in Cookies: A Slate Guide
Lexicon Valley
Sept. 23 2014 1:51 PMSunshine, Baseball, and Etch A Sketch: How Politicians Use Analogies 
Science
Sept. 16 2014 4:09 PMIt’s All ConnectedWhat links creativity, conspiracy theories, and delusions? A phenomenon called apophenia.
Science
Nov. 7 2014 10:29 AMMatter Over MindPhilosophy just doesn’t have the same sense of urgency as physiology.
The XX Factor
Nov. 4 2014 6:06 PMPatrick Witt’s Op-Ed About Harvard’s Sexual Assault Policy Is Infuriating. It’s Also Right.
The Slatest
Nov. 3 2014 4:41 PMHow Car Talk’s Tom and Ray Magliozzi Became Click and Clack
Future Tense
Oct. 30 2014 3:37 PMRead R.L. Stine's Ghoulishly Fun Halloween Twitter Fiction
Brow Beat
Oct. 27 2014 1:10 PMIf You Love Serial, You Should Be Reading This
Brow Beat
Oct. 24 2014 11:14 AMWhat Did You Make of the Latest Episode of Serial? We Discuss the Riveting New Podcast.
Future Tense
Oct. 21 2014 4:14 PMPlanet Money Uncovers One Surprising Reason the Internet Is Sexist
Medical Examiner
Oct. 20 2014 11:46 AMIs Anybody Watching My Do-Gooding?The difference between being a hero and being an altruist.
The XX Factor
Oct. 15 2014 10:33 AMIs It Impossible to Write a Decent Sexiest Woman Alive Profile?
Culturebox
Oct. 8 2014 11:57 AMPatterns and PanelsHow comics portray psychological illness.
Culturebox
Oct. 6 2014 11:37 PMDo You Want to Build a Franchise?Disney’s Frozen takes over ABC’s Once Upon a Time/the universe.
Future Tense
Oct. 3 2014 2:03 PMFacebook Is Really Sorry About Messing With Your Emotions
Doublex
Sept. 29 2014 11:43 PMLena Dunham, the BookMore shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 4:36 PMThere Is Only One Woman (But Many Colons) on the National Book Award Nonfiction Longlist
Brow Beat
Sept. 16 2014 9:13 AMClive James, Terminally Ill, Has Written an Exquisitely Resigned Farewell Poem

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