Katy Waldman
Katy Waldman Katy Waldman

Katy Waldman is Slate’s words correspondent.

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
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?
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.
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

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