Katy Waldman
Katy Waldman Katy Waldman

Katy Waldman is Slate’s words correspondent. 

Books
Nov. 6 2015 10:15 AMAlice in UnderlandGregory Maguire’s latest fairy tale sends her into the afterlife.
Lexicon Valley
Oct. 29 2015 2:54 PMThe Ellipsis Can Be Powerful ... or Deeply Annoying. Here’s a Guide to Using It Well.  
Brow Beat
Oct. 26 2015 8:02 AMR. L. Stine on the Goosebumps Movie and How Horror for Adults Is Different From Horror for Kids
Lexicon Valley
Oct. 21 2015 7:30 AMSure, Back to the Future Was Wrong About Hoverboards, but How Well Did It Predict Slang?
Brow Beat
Oct. 20 2015 1:55 PMThe New Goosebumps Movie Is So Goosebumps You’ll Get Goosebumps
Future Tense
Oct. 14 2015 1:43 PMI Watched the CNN Debate in Virtual RealityThe candidates look like dolls in a diorama awash in America-colored lights, and it was boring. 
Lexicon Valley
Oct. 13 2015 9:00 AMWhy Do We Say Someone Is “On” a TV Show, but “In” a Movie? 
The Audio Book Club
Oct. 9 2015 2:18 PMThe Audio Book Club Meets The MartianSlate critics debate Andy Weir’s cheerful space odyssey.
Brow Beat
Oct. 8 2015 4:55 PMSvetlana Alexievich’s Nobel Prize Is a Huge Win for Nonfiction Writing
The XX Factor
Oct. 7 2015 3:00 PMThe Martian Glorifies Nerd Dudes. What Does It Have to Offer Nerd Ladies?
TV Club Podcast
Oct. 2 2015 4:29 PMThe Empire Podcast: The Second Season Is HereHear Slate’s complete commentary on the newest Empire episodes.
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2015 3:18 PMSerial Is One of the Best Podcasts Ever Made. Why Does It Need to Be a TV Show, Too?
Lexicon Valley
Sept. 23 2015 4:17 PMKaraoke Songs, Sex Lists, Random Lines of Poetry: How Do We Use iPhone’s Notes App?
Brow Beat
Sept. 21 2015 10:22 AMC.K. Williams, a Moral Force in American Poetry, Dies at 78
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2015 4:38 PMLearn About the National Book Award Nominees From the Best Adjectives Used to Blurb Them
Books
Nov. 5 2015 9:15 AMA Conversation With Philip PullmanThe Golden Compass author on loneliness, Romanticism, the meaning of the “young adult” label, and why we all want daemons. 
Brow Beat
Oct. 29 2015 12:51 PMColbert Made Franzen Read Him a Bedtime Story and It Was the Perfect Use of Jonathan Franzen
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2015 12:40 PMWant an Unbreakable Password? Write It in Iambic Tetrameter.
Brow Beat
Oct. 20 2015 4:03 PMProust’s Madeleine Was Originally Toast, Which Would Have Made for a Very Different Novel
Brow Beat
Oct. 16 2015 8:02 AMWhat if Celebrity-on-Celebrity Interviews Are the Future of Celebrity Profiles?
Lexicon Valley
Oct. 14 2015 9:00 AMListen. So. What Are Those Words We Say Before We Say What We Mean to Say?
Brow Beat
Oct. 12 2015 12:39 PMPresident Obama Talks Faith and Politics With Marilynne Robinson in a Just-Released NYRB Feature
Lexicon Valley
Oct. 9 2015 1:52 PMIs It Unfair to Expect Famous Authors to Reply to Students’ Mail? 
Books
Oct. 8 2015 12:25 PMConnection and ReleaseSloane Crosley’s sparkling novel The Clasp.
The XX Factor
Oct. 5 2015 6:58 PMJulianna Margulies: Please Own Your Animosity Against Archie Panjabi. And Tell Us About It. 
TV Club Podcast
Oct. 1 2015 5:58 PMThe Empire Podcast, Episode 2Slate’s TV Club discusses Rainbow Sensation, “snitch bitches,” and more.
Brow Beat
Sept. 28 2015 1:55 PMWhy Did Jennifer Weiner Show Up in the Lede of an NYT Piece on Carly Fiorina?
Brow Beat
Sept. 23 2015 3:52 PMWas It Wrong for Maxim to Report That Serial Is Eyeing the Bowe Bergdahl Case?
The Audio Book Club
Sept. 18 2015 12:15 PMThe Audio Book Club Ventures Between the World and TNCSlate critics debate Ta-Nehisi Coates’ lyrical polemic. 
Lexicon Valley
Sept. 17 2015 1:21 PMThe Tolstoy of the Zulus. The Citizen Kane of Video Games. Subsumptive Analogies Are the Hitler of Figurative Speech! 

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