Katy Waldman Katy Waldman

Katy Waldman is a Slate staff writer. 

Sept. 29 2014 11:43 PMLena Dunham, the BookMore shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 4:36 PMThere Is Only One Woman (But Many Colons) on the National Book Award Nonfiction Longlist
Brow Beat
Sept. 16 2014 9:13 AMClive James, Terminally Ill, Has Written an Exquisitely Resigned Farewell Poem
Sept. 11 2014 4:18 PMAll That GlittersDaphne Merkin writes seductively about the brilliant surface of our surface-infatuated age.
Brow Beat
Sept. 3 2014 3:49 PMDaniel Johnson’s Sad, Beautiful Poem About His Friend, the Slain Journalist James Foley
Slate Picks
Sept. 2 2014 10:21 AMListen to Our August Music RoundupOur official monthly Spotify playlist exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Medical Examiner
Aug. 24 2014 10:30 PMAre You a Narcissist?The tricky psychiatric diagnosis is getting a lot of attention, which is exactly what it wants.
Aug. 18 2014 11:45 PMA Memorable FlightHow people with and without post-traumatic stress disorder recall 25 minutes of terror.
Aug. 8 2014 11:57 AMThe Cabinet of MarvelsThe deep truths and irreducible weirdness of fairy tales.
Aug. 5 2014 4:10 PMIt Is Good to Be a “Bad” FeministRoxane Gay’s new book of essays is honest and raw about flaws—hers and ours. 
Future Tense
July 30 2014 2:02 PMMartha Stewart Loves Her Drone, Just as Louis XIV Would Have Loved His
Future Tense
July 21 2014 3:04 PMCutting-Edge Minivan Technology Lets Parent Yell at Kids Extra Loudly
The XX Factor
July 17 2014 3:02 PMScience Has a Gender Problem. Science Just Made It Worse.
The XX Factor
July 15 2014 1:50 PMThor Is Now a Woman
Medical Examiner
July 6 2014 9:09 PMDoctors Could Use a Little HypochondriaWhy medical students panic too much and M.D.s too little.
Lexicon Valley
Sept. 23 2014 1:51 PMSunshine, Baseball, and Etch A Sketch: How Politicians Use Analogies 
Sept. 16 2014 4:09 PMIt’s All ConnectedWhat links creativity, conspiracy theories, and delusions? A phenomenon called apophenia.
The Audio Book Club
Sept. 12 2014 4:03 PMThe Audio Book Club Is a Bad FeministSlate’s critics discuss Roxane Gay’s collection of personal and political essays.
Sept. 8 2014 11:00 PMReading InsecurityHas the Internet killed thoughtful, prolonged engagement with a text—or are we nostalgic for a reading Eden that never existed?
Sept. 3 2014 8:22 AMThe Science of TruthinessConservative beliefs make a lot more sense when you’re not paying attention.
Brow Beat
Aug. 29 2014 5:55 PMBeyoncé Didn’t Really Write That Poem, Everybody
Aug. 20 2014 5:00 AMPlease Allow Me to Be Grossed Out by My Boyfriend’s Unibrow Listen to two Slate writers revisit a discussion about body image and body shaming.
Slate Picks
Aug. 13 2014 7:31 AMSongs That Make Slate NostalgicA roundup of the music from high school that staffers still love.
The Good Word
Aug. 6 2014 9:39 AMThe Secret Rules of Adjective OrderA long fascinating article—or is it a fascinating long article?
July 31 2014 8:56 AMSlate Voice: “Does This Make Me Sound Insecure?”Listen to Katy Waldman read her most popular article from the month of July.
July 23 2014 11:49 PMDoes This Make Me Sound Insecure?The linguistic tics that reveal self-doubt.
Brow Beat
July 18 2014 11:41 AMPeople in North Carolina Are Really Upset About Their New Poet Laureate. Should They Be?
July 16 2014 1:58 PMWhat’s Wrong With Sentimentality?While critics sneer, scientists try to make sense of our love of weepy books and movies.
The XX Factor
July 10 2014 7:18 PMIn Praise of 56-Year-Old Men
Brow Beat
July 3 2014 11:33 AMThe Most Charming Thing on My iPad




Slate Plus Early Read: The Self-Made Man

The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.

Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada. Now, Journalists Can’t Even Say Her Name.

Mitt Romney May Be Weighing a 2016 Run. That Would Be a Big Mistake.

Amazing Photos From Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution

Transparent Is the Fall’s Only Great New Show

The XX Factor

Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada

Now, journalists can't even say her name.


Lena Dunham, the Book

More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.

What a Juicy New Book About Diane Sawyer and Katie Couric Fails to Tell Us About the TV News Business

Does Your Child Have Sluggish Cognitive Tempo? Or Is That Just a Disorder Made Up to Scare You?

  News & Politics
Damned Spot
Sept. 30 2014 9:00 AM Now Stare. Don’t Stop. The perfect political wife’s loving gaze in campaign ads.
Sept. 29 2014 7:01 PM We May Never Know If Larry Ellison Flew a Fighter Jet Under the Golden Gate Bridge
Dear Prudence
Sept. 30 2014 6:00 AM Drive-By Bounty Prudie advises a woman whose boyfriend demands she flash truckers on the highway.
  Double X
Sept. 29 2014 11:43 PM Lena Dunham, the Book More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 29 2014 8:45 AM Slate Isn’t Too Liberal, but … What readers said about the magazine’s bias and balance.
Brow Beat
Sept. 29 2014 9:06 PM Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice Looks Like a Comic Masterpiece
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:36 AM Almost Humane What sci-fi can teach us about our treatment of prisoners of war.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 30 2014 7:30 AM What Lurks Beneath The Methane Lakes of Titan?
Sports Nut
Sept. 28 2014 8:30 PM NFL Players Die Young. Or Maybe They Live Long Lives. Why it’s so hard to pin down the effects of football on players’ lives.