Katy Waldman
Katy Waldman Katy Waldman

Katy Waldman is a Slate staff writer.

The Audio Book Club
May 22 2017 11:36 AMThe Handmaid’s TaleSlate critics debate Margaret Atwood’s harrowing novel and the television series it inspired.
Politics
May 18 2017 3:04 PMHow to Manage Your Idiot PresidentDonald Trump, a user’s guide.
Politics
May 11 2017 6:30 AMWhy Is Trump So Angry?The president’s uncontrollable rage powers his ruthlessness—and his ineptitude.
Politics
May 2 2017 4:46 PMAn Anonymous White House Official (Who Is Totally Steve Bannon)How to tell who’s leaking what in the Trump administration.
Politics
April 26 2017 6:00 AMAgainst Retweeting Trump’s Old TweetsDon’t succumb to the winsome melodies of the gotcha sirens.
The Slatest
April 20 2017 5:12 PMHenry Kissinger’s Blurb for Jared Kushner in Time Is the Recommendation Letter No Student Wants
Politics
April 14 2017 5:56 AMThe Family ManJared Kushner has never failed to choose blood over ideals.
Politics
April 9 2017 10:13 AMTrump’s People Can’t Stop Saying How Well They Know Each OtherThe shallow, insidious rhetoric used to defend the indefensible.
Brow Beat
March 30 2017 6:38 PMThe Gorgeous New True Crime Podcast S-Town Is Like Serial but Satisfying
Politics
March 27 2017 6:38 PMObamacare Is Imploding! Obamacare Is Exploding!Donald Trump has said both. Does he know something about physics that we don’t?
Politics
March 24 2017 3:11 PMRepublicans Spent the Gorsuch Hearing Chatting About Sheep and BasketballDid you think confirmation hearings were for real questions?
Politics
March 21 2017 7:18 PMDonald Trump Is Not Having FunA portrait of a sad, angry president.
Low Concept
March 17 2017 5:29 PMTrump Tries to Read a BookAn epic quest that echoes through time.
Politics
March 14 2017 7:26 PMHow Good a Listener Is Donald Trump?He leans forward, tilts his head to the side, and doesn’t quite catch what you’re talking about.
Politics
March 8 2017 5:44 PMThe Power of Pain in American PoliticsWhy Trump had to trot out grieving families to seem like a “normal president.”
Politics
May 19 2017 10:15 AMAll the Times Trump Has Been “Surprised” Since the ElectionNobody knew this stuff could be so complicated!
Movies
May 12 2017 9:03 AMKing Arthur: Legend of the SwordGuy Ritchie’s entirely brainless, totally enjoyable fantasy reveals the bro-y side of the Arthurian legend.
The XX Factor
May 5 2017 11:34 AMIvanka Trump Is the Sparkly Vampire America Craves
The Audio Book Club
May 1 2017 11:28 AMThe Audio Book Club Joins Lincoln in the BardoSlate critics debate George Saunders’ curious novelistic debut.
The Slatest
April 24 2017 3:40 PMTrump’s Mystical Grasp of Time Is Straining the Limits of Grammar
Books
April 20 2017 9:30 AMSpectacle and ImpostorThese essays about female ambition spotlight society’s tortured relationship to women who want to achieve—and our own tortured relationship to ourselves.
The Slatest
April 13 2017 4:14 PMThe Camera Does Not Love Rex Tillerson
Politics
April 6 2017 5:25 PMMaggie Haberman, Snake CharmerHow the New York Times’ White House correspondent woos Donald Trump.
Politics
March 29 2017 5:26 PMRepublicants, Republicons …The “Democrat Party” needs a counter-epithet for the GOP. What should it be?
Politics
March 24 2017 11:10 PMNot the President’s Fault, but Exactly What He WantedTrump is trapped between the myth of his omnipotence and a desperate need to evade accountability for his administration’s failures.
The Audio Book Club
March 24 2017 7:02 AMThe Audio Book Club Reads The Art of WarAs self-help.
Books
March 20 2017 9:06 AMOur Disheveled WorldElif Batuman sets out to write a novel as chaotic, random, and intoxicating as real life.
Politics
March 16 2017 5:18 PMOur Brilliant Plan Cannot Fail!Trump and his henchmen keep ruining their Muslim ban by bragging about it like dumb movie villains.
The Audio Book Club
March 13 2017 1:09 PMIt’s Swing Time for the Audio Book ClubSlate critics discuss Zadie Smith’s latest novel.
The XX Factor
March 3 2017 4:09 PMMelania Trump Reads to Kids in a Hospital—and Is Read by the Press Pool Report in Return

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