Katy Waldman
Katy Waldman Katy Waldman

Katy Waldman is a Slate staff writer.

Politics
Jan. 23 2017 7:31 PMLies, Damned Lies, and Amazing New Euphemisms for LyingOn the rise of “alternative facts.”
Books
Jan. 23 2017 9:03 AMRachel Cusk’s Anti-NarrativeTransit is less a novel than a kind of tone poem about what it means to physically expose oneself through writing.
The Slatest
Jan. 20 2017 5:16 PMDonald Trump’s Horrifying Signature Is a Cry for Help
Politics
Jan. 19 2017 7:44 PMA Bulldozer and a BallerinaKellyanne Conway uses brute force to push Trump’s message, then slippery footwork to get away with it.
Politics
Jan. 11 2017 3:52 PMLook at My Papers! Look at My Lawyer!Donald Trump’s first press conference as president-elect featured a big, beautiful pile of props.
Future Tense
Jan. 6 2017 9:24 AMHow Franken- Lurched Its Way Into Our LexiconThe prefix has taken on a life of its own.
The Slatest
Dec. 22 2016 5:20 PMThe Collected Correspondence of Donald Trump Quixote, Tilter at Scottish Wind Turbines
Politics
Dec. 14 2016 4:35 PMDonald’s Beautiful Dark Fascist FantasyWhat do Trump and Kanye have in common? Totalitarian aesthetics and disconnection from reality.
The Slatest
Dec. 8 2016 5:13 PMWhat Is Time’s Trump Cover Really Trying to Tell Us?
Books
Dec. 7 2016 10:00 AMKaty Waldman’s 10 Favorite Books of 2016Slavery counterfactuals, death memoirs, and Ramon the cat.
Books
Nov. 30 2016 5:51 AMThe Scheherazade of the East BayMichael Chabon’s Moonglow is once again testament to the power of storytelling to cast a spell.
Brow Beat
Nov. 21 2016 5:52 AMThe One-Star Blitz on Megyn Kelly’s Book and the Political Weaponization of Amazon Blurbs
Lexicon Valley
Nov. 17 2016 2:02 PMWhy We Shouldn’t Talk About “Normalizing” Donald Trump
Books
Nov. 11 2016 11:40 AMLife Among the StarsBob Dylan, Meryl Streep, Leonard Cohen: Marni Jackson’s surreal fiction about real celebrities.
Lexicon Valley
Nov. 9 2016 12:02 AMOn Social Media, We Are Broken Heartsick Wretches Right Now
The Audio Book Club
Jan. 23 2017 4:09 PMThe Audio Book Club Receives Some Postcards From the EdgeSlate critics discuss Carrie Fisher’s spirited novel about Hollywood.
Doublex
Jan. 22 2017 6:05 PMA Trump Family PageantOn Inauguration Day, America got an unsettling portrait of the smug, white, privileged blended clan now anchoring the White House.
The Slatest
Jan. 20 2017 12:47 PMDoes Donald Trump Look Scared?
Books
Jan. 13 2017 11:38 AMA Woman Looking at A Woman Looking at Men Looking at WomenSiri Hustvedt’s preening essays take their author’s own brilliance as their main subject.
Culturebox
Jan. 9 2017 7:45 AMProvocateur or Punk?How publishing houses weigh tricky ethical and commercial decisions like giving Milo Yiannopoulos a book deal.
Open Source Holiday
Dec. 25 2016 8:00 AMJust Not Feeling the Holidays This Year? Free Yourself From Caring
Politics
Dec. 21 2016 4:27 PMThe Wry, Mournful Art of the Trump Press Pool ReportA close reading.
The Audio Book Club
Dec. 12 2016 11:48 AMThe Audio Book Club Basks in MoonglowSlate critics discuss the dazzling new novel from Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon.
Politics
Dec. 8 2016 10:31 AMDo Not Watch C-SPAN’s Live Feed of the Trump Tower LobbyIt will destroy your soul.
Politics
Dec. 2 2016 8:03 PMThe President-Elect Is a Roman EmperorAt the Carrier plant and his “thank you” rally, Donald Trump reveled in his own volatility.
The Audio Book Club
Nov. 21 2016 7:00 AMThe Audio Book Club Travels the Underground RailroadSlate critics discuss two novels that reimagine our racist past and present.
Movies
Nov. 18 2016 11:01 AMThe Edge of SeventeenA teen movie that’s funnier, sweeter, more specific, and more heartbreaking than you expect.
The Slatest
Nov. 11 2016 4:59 PMBlack Freshmen at UPenn Added to a “Daily Lynching” Hate Group
Future Tense
Nov. 9 2016 4:26 PMMy Bitmoji Looks as Stricken by Trump’s Victory as I Feel
The XX Factor
Nov. 8 2016 8:59 PMThis Election Is a Referendum on Boorish Masculinity

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