Katy Waldman
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Katy Waldman is Slate’s words correspondent. 

Lexicon Valley
Dec. 8 2014 6:17 PMWhy Do Brits Say Maths and Americans Say Math?
Brow Beat
Dec. 4 2014 6:02 PMHow Does a Book Get on the New York Times Notable List, Anyway? Here’s How.
Books
Dec. 4 2014 2:21 PMThe Top 10 Books of the YearAs picked by the editors of the Slate Book Review.
Brow Beat
Dec. 2 2014 4:18 PMA New Toni Morrison Novel Will Arrive in April
DoubleX Gabfest
Nov. 27 2014 11:47 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Butch Goddess EditionListen to Slate’s show about the campus rape story that shut down UVA’s frats.
Brow Beat
Nov. 26 2014 2:50 PMAre There Alternative Theories to the Crime on Serial? We Discuss What the Podcast Hasn’t.
Brow Beat
Nov. 25 2014 12:29 PMWhy Mockingjay Is the “End of Men” Movie of the Year
Brow Beat
Nov. 21 2014 1:51 PMWhy Serial Can’t Settle on a Genre
The XX Factor
Nov. 19 2014 5:04 PMYou Can Now Put Zits, Cellulite, and Bruises on Your "Normal Barbie"
The XX Factor
Nov. 14 2014 4:58 PMIs It Wrong to Watch the Viral Video of the Father Singing to His Dying Baby? 
The XX Factor
Nov. 13 2014 10:15 AMThe Devastating Pattern of Sexual Abuse in Competitive Swimming
Brow Beat
Nov. 11 2014 1:57 PMThe Three Things You Learn When Famous Writers Reread Their Old Books
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?
Lexicon Valley
Dec. 5 2014 7:14 PMLet’s Break Shit: A Short History of Silicon Valley’s Favorite Phrase
Brow Beat
Dec. 4 2014 5:51 PMDid Adnan Syed Get the “Best Defense”? We Discuss the Latest Episode of Serial.
Books
Dec. 4 2014 2:00 PMNo Hugging, No LearningMeghan Daum’s tough, smart, wonderful collection of essays.
Behind the Scenes
Nov. 28 2014 5:00 PMOur Media Thanksgiving ListThe podcasts, websites, and apps Slate-sters are thankful for.
Brow Beat
Nov. 26 2014 3:41 PMA New Folio Hath Been Discovered That May Change Our Understanding of Shakespeare Forever
Lexicon Valley
Nov. 25 2014 5:28 PMDemons and Supervillains: The Language of Darren Wilson’s Grand Jury Testimony
Science
Nov. 24 2014 8:13 AMMetaphorically SpeakingOur most sophisticated thinking relies on bodily experience.
Brow Beat
Nov. 20 2014 6:02 PMWhat Is It Like to Be Suspected? We Discuss the Latest Episode of Serial.
The XX Factor
Nov. 17 2014 4:23 PMAll Wedding Photos Must Look Like Solange Knowles’ Wedding Photo From Now On and Forever
Brow Beat
Nov. 13 2014 11:02 PMWhat Is the Deal With Jay? We Discuss the Latest Episode of Serial.
Future Tense
Nov. 11 2014 4:51 PMShocking Study Says Millennials Prefer Meat-World Tete-a-Tetes to Texting
Books
Nov. 7 2014 11:28 AMHappiness, Inspiration, and WellnessThe ingredients of Chicken Soup for the Soul.
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

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