Katy Waldman
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Katy Waldman is Slate’s words correspondent. 

Future Tense
Feb. 25 2015 11:00 AMMeet the Ghosts of Reading Past, Present, and Future
Lexicon Valley
Feb. 20 2015 12:58 PMWhy Everyone Calls JLaw, Abbi and Ilana, and Hannibal Buress Their “Spirit Animals”
Lexicon Valley
Feb. 12 2015 3:26 PMHow Do You Spell the Abbreviation of Casual?
Lexicon Valley
Feb. 10 2015 7:45 AMSlate Voice: “Why Do Brits Say Maths and Americans Say Math?”Listen to Katy Waldman read her piece about doing the maths.
Brow Beat
Feb. 6 2015 8:02 AMDon’t Publish Harper Lee’s New Novel, HarperCollins
Brow Beat
Feb. 3 2015 12:17 PMHarper Lee Is Finally Releasing Her First Novel Since To Kill a Mockingbird. Why Now?
Lexicon Valley
Jan. 29 2015 8:38 AMWhen Feelings Became Feels: How We Distance Ourselves From Emotion on the Internet
Brow Beat
Jan. 22 2015 11:44 AMChimamanda Adichie’s New Story Is Gorgeous. I Wish It Weren’t Also Propaganda.
Lexicon Valley
Jan. 20 2015 12:54 PMThe Thing About Ping
Brow Beat
Jan. 12 2015 5:53 PMA Great New Magazine Dedicated to the Meaninglessness of Life
The Audio Book Club
Jan. 9 2015 9:29 AMThe Audio Book Club Makes a Brilliant FriendSlate critics debate the first of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels.
Lexicon Valley
Jan. 4 2015 8:32 PMIs Calling Someone a “Bright Young Thing” Really a Compliment?
Brow Beat
Jan. 1 2015 1:55 PMIn Part 3 of His Interview, Jay From Serial Chastises Reddit and Sarah Koenig
Brow Beat
Dec. 30 2014 7:00 PMIn the Second Part of His First Interview, Jay Wilds Says Serial “Demonized” Him
Brow Beat
Dec. 29 2014 6:00 PMKey Witness From Serial Gives First Interview, Offers Yet Another Timeline of Events
Brow Beat
Feb. 20 2015 6:23 PMRead the Lost Sherlock Holmes Story a Historian Just Found in His Attic
The XX Factor
Feb. 19 2015 11:46 AMThe Un-retouched Beyoncé Photos Will Make You Feel Better About Yourself. Good Thing They're Gone.
Brow Beat
Feb. 11 2015 7:23 PMBen Stiller Is Adapting Super Sad True Love Story For TV
Books
Feb. 6 2015 1:04 PMYou Lie!A tricky new book on the history and philosophy of deceit.
Brow Beat
Feb. 4 2015 11:50 AMHow the Paris Review Snagged the First-Ever In-Person Interview With Elena Ferrante
Lexicon Valley
Jan. 30 2015 9:00 AMIs It Kosher to “Drink the Kool-Aid”?
The Slatest
Jan. 22 2015 6:04 PMChris Christie Has Been Given 77 Diet Books as Gifts Since Taking Office
Brow Beat
Jan. 20 2015 6:22 PMA Serial Witness Reverses Her Story in the Latest Bizarre Twist
Brow Beat
Jan. 13 2015 5:54 PMPhilip Pullman’s New Audiobook Is a Magical Return to the World of His Dark Materials
Books
Jan. 9 2015 11:41 AMBeautiful Day!What gets lost when English becomes the lingua franca of the Internet, and the world?
Brow Beat
Jan. 7 2015 9:01 AMA Haunting Message About Police Brutality, From the New Printing of Citizen
Brow Beat
Jan. 2 2015 3:48 PMDid the Jay Wilds Interview Change Our Perspective on Serial? A Bonus Spoiler Special.
Behind the Scenes
Dec. 31 2014 1:16 PMSlate Staffers Pick Their Out-of-Left-Field Favorite Slate Articles of 2014
Lexicon Valley
Dec. 30 2014 4:30 PMBrands Saying Bae Mocks Companies That Are Still Hipper Than You
Lexicon Valley
Dec. 24 2014 1:23 PMThe Weird, Embarrassing, Fascinating Things People Asked Librarians Before the Internet

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