Katy Waldman
Katy Waldman Katy Waldman

Katy Waldman is Slate’s words correspondent.

Brow Beat
Feb. 11 2016 4:46 PMWhy Were Those Serial Bonus Episodes So Bad?
Brow Beat
Feb. 9 2016 11:59 AMWhy Sarah Koenig’s Serial Season 1 Updates From Adnan’s Trial Are So Frustrating
Brow Beat
Feb. 5 2016 11:25 AMSlate Writers Discuss the Latest Episodes of Serial
Brow Beat
Feb. 2 2016 10:27 AMWhat I Learned From Joining Emma Watson’s  “Feminist Book Club”
Lexicon Valley
Feb. 1 2016 10:43 AMHow Should We Refer to Our Significant Others? (Can I Ever Say “the Boyfriend”?)
Brow Beat
Jan. 22 2016 10:28 AMThe Beef Jerky on the Table: Slate Writers Discuss the Latest Episode of Serial
Lexicon Valley
Jan. 20 2016 4:04 PMPalin’s Rhetoric Is an Enchanted, Perplexing Fever Dream and We Love It
The Audio Book Club
Jan. 14 2016 8:07 AMThe Audio Book Club PurifiesSlate critics debate Jonathan Franzen’s sprawling new novel.
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.
Brow Beat
Feb. 9 2016 4:07 PMElena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels Are Coming to Television
Books
Feb. 5 2016 3:01 PMWhat a CharacterThe fragile, young savant in Julia Claiborne Johnson’s debut novel joins the ranks of our best child protagonists.
The Audio Book Club
Feb. 4 2016 9:38 AMThe Audio Book Club Travels to (Lucia) BerlinSlate critics debate the underrated author’s collected stories. 
Culturebox
Feb. 2 2016 9:30 AMThe Curious Case of the Self-Loathing Lit-Fic Book TrailerThe art of self-deprecation meets the business of publishing.
Lexicon Valley
Jan. 26 2016 2:19 PMOoh! Arrgh! How We Hear Emotion in Nonverbal Noises.
Slate Plus
Jan. 21 2016 11:59 AMTalk Dirty to Me, BadlyHe texted constantly, but he was lousy at it. A memoir of romantic ambivalence and self-abnegation.
Lexicon Valley
Jan. 20 2016 9:30 AMPrincipled Protesters or Y’all Qaida: A Guide to Naming the Oregon Ranchers
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

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