Katy Waldman
Katy Waldman Katy Waldman

Katy Waldman is Slate’s words correspondent.

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
Television
Sept. 16 2015 5:54 PMMoonbeam CityThe new Comedy Central cartoon—starring the voice of Rob Lowe—is so willfully dumb that it might make you wonder if it’s meta-dumb. Don’t be fooled.
Brow Beat
Sept. 9 2015 1:11 PMEvery “Most Anticipated Fall Books” List on the Internet Looks the Same. Here’s What I’d Add.
The Audio Book Club
Aug. 7 2015 10:23 AMThe Audio Book Club Returns to Maycomb With Go Set a WatchmanSlate critics debate Harper Lee’s newly published novel.
Lexicon Valley
July 29 2015 9:00 AMHow Squad Went From Underdogs to Queen Bees
Lexicon Valley
July 23 2015 3:25 PMActivists Want to Replace “Car Accident” With “Car Crash.” Not So Fast.
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! 
Lexicon Valley
Sept. 10 2015 5:32 PMWe Keep Pronouncing Voldemort’s Name Wrong and J.K. Rowling Has Given Up
Lexicon Valley
Sept. 7 2015 10:30 PMHow a White Poet Submitting Under an Asian Name Convulsed the Poetry World
Lexicon Valley
July 30 2015 2:09 PMWhy It’s So Great that “Journey With Cancer” Is Replacing “Battle With Cancer”
Culturebox
July 24 2015 4:28 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?The one story that trumped them all.
Future Tense
July 22 2015 11:22 AMThis Computer Program Decodes Emotions in Books and Emails. I Made It Read Fifty Shades of Grey.

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