Katy Waldman
Katy Waldman Katy Waldman

Katy Waldman is Slate’s words correspondent. 

Brow Beat
Jan. 8 2016 10:29 AMStay With Me: Slate Writers Discuss the Latest Episode of Serial
Future Tense
Jan. 6 2016 4:04 PMScientists Have Figured Out How to Make Sarcasm Land in a Text. They’re Soooooo Smart. 
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Dec. 21 2015 1:46 PMStar Wars VirginsTwo Slate writers who wouldn’t know a Jedi from a nerf herder go see The Force Awakens.
Brow Beat
Dec. 18 2015 9:39 AMDancing in a Vineyard: We Discuss the Latest Episode of Serial
Brow Beat
Dec. 14 2015 6:49 PMBowe Bergdahl Will Be Court-Martialed, Could Face Life in Prison
Brow Beat
Dec. 11 2015 11:36 AMHow Serial Season 2’s Snazzy Sound Design Drives Home Its Big Themes
Brow Beat
Dec. 9 2015 5:06 PMWatch George Saunders Read Stephen Colbert a Sweetly Desperate Bedtime Story
The Drift
Dec. 9 2015 3:00 PMFrom Sleeper Cells to Sleeping Around: A Brief History of an Extremely Versatile Word
Cover Story
Dec. 7 2015 5:00 AMThere Once Was a GirlAgainst the false narratives of anorexia.
Doublex
Dec. 4 2015 7:56 AM“Is It Too Late to Back Out Now?”Katy Waldman discusses writing about anorexia and literature.
Brow Beat
Nov. 24 2015 6:33 PMClaire Vaye Watkins’ “On Pandering” Has a Very Limited Definition of “Male Writers”
Lexicon Valley
Nov. 23 2015 9:00 AMWhy Researchers Are Suddenly Obsessed with Elevator Pitches
Lexicon Valley
Nov. 18 2015 12:31 PMVerbing Weirds Language, but in a Good Way
Lexicon Valley
Nov. 16 2015 5:09 PMThis Year’s Word of the Year Isn’t Even a Word 😂😂😂
The Slatest
Nov. 7 2015 5:50 PMYale Students Erupt in Anger Over Administrators Caring More About Free Speech Than Safe Spaces
Books
Jan. 7 2016 3:02 PMBleeding EdgesPaul Lisicky’s lovely and honest memoir of a friendship. 
Brow Beat
Dec. 29 2015 1:34 PMSerial Season 2 Is Not As Riveting As Season 1. That Doesn’t Mean It’s Worse.
Movies
Dec. 18 2015 1:01 PMSister SnoozeTina Fey and Amy Poehler coast in a limp comedy about siblings who can’t grow up.
Lexicon Valley
Dec. 16 2015 11:11 AMAnadiplosis Uses Repetition. Repetition Confers Emphasis. Emphasis Creates Great Power.
Lexicon Valley
Dec. 14 2015 4:09 PMResearchers Have Figured Out Why the Word Snunkoople Is Funny
Brow Beat
Dec. 10 2015 10:14 PMSerial Is Back! And We’re Here to Discuss the New Season.
Books
Dec. 9 2015 3:10 PMThe Audio Book Club Invokes Fates and FuriesSlate critics debate Lauren Groff’s ambitious new novel.
Lexicon Valley
Dec. 8 2015 8:00 AMCongrats, America! “Active Shooter” Used to Describe a Sportsman. Now It Means a Mass Killer.
Culturebox
Dec. 4 2015 2:00 PMKurt and BernardA double biography of Kurt and Bernard Vonnegut as they planted the seeds of the postwar era.
Books
Dec. 3 2015 5:43 AMKaty Waldman’s 10 Favorite Books of 2015A year in which marginalized voices spoke powerfully to the mainstream, and perished voices rose from the dead.
Brow Beat
Nov. 24 2015 1:48 PMThe Newly Unearthed Faulkner Play Suggests That Faulkner Maybe Actually Hated Women
Brow Beat
Nov. 19 2015 8:02 AMDear Media Critics: Stop Cherry-Picking Dopey Headlines to Explain a Publication’s Demise
Brow Beat
Nov. 18 2015 8:02 AMWhy Do We Always Turn to John Lennon’s “Imagine” After a Violent Tragedy?    
The Drift
Nov. 11 2015 9:30 AMDon’t Sleep on “Don’t Sleep on.” The Phrase Is Evidence of the War on Sleep.
The Audio Book Club
Nov. 6 2015 10:24 AMThe Audio Book Club Weeps Over A Little LifeSlate critics debate Hanya Yanagihara’s misery-soaked epic.

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