Katy Waldman
Katy Waldman Katy Waldman

Katy Waldman is a Slate staff writer.

Politics
Jan. 17 2018 7:49 PMIs That All There Is to a POTUS?Trump’s sad, pathetic affair with Stormy Daniels will remind you of his sad, pathetic presidency.
Politics
Dec. 21 2017 8:14 PMA Flight of SycophancyA line-by-line breakdown of Mike Pence’s master class in toadyism.
The Audio Book Club
Dec. 19 2017 9:25 AMThe Odyssey Slate critics discuss Emily Wilson’s new translation of the great Homeric poem.
Books
Dec. 12 2017 12:24 PMKaty Waldman’s 10 Favorite Books of 2017A reimagined Odyssey, Hillary Clinton’s reckoning, and fairy tales about sexual horror.
Politics
Dec. 5 2017 11:41 AMThe Key to Understanding Don Jr.The president’s eldest son is entitled, oafish, combative—and desperate for his dad’s approval.
Books
Nov. 28 2017 7:41 AMMan OnA beautiful, evocative novel explores masculinity through the life of a gay footballer in the English second division.
Technology
Nov. 9 2017 1:29 PMThe Worst Consequence of Twitter’s New Character LimitThe president is becoming coherent.
Doublex
Nov. 1 2017 6:35 PMThe Confidante’s DilemmaWhat to do if a co-worker who suffers sexual harassment asks you to keep it secret?
Politics
Oct. 30 2017 8:32 PMThe Soothing Ritual of a Federal ArraignmentThe scene inside the courtroom on the day Paul Manafort and Richard Gates got indicted.
The Slatest
Oct. 24 2017 8:18 PMBob Corker and Jeff Flake Would Rather Perform Their Trump Hatred Than Act on It
The XX Factor
Oct. 13 2017 7:29 PMThis Week, It Was Particularly Rough to Be a Woman
The XX Factor
Oct. 11 2017 4:17 PMThe Devastating Sadness of Harvey Weinstein Purchasing His Alleged Victims’ Stories
Politics
Oct. 3 2017 3:36 PMThe Last Time It Was OK Not to Politicize a Mass ShootingLessons from the first modern killing spree: Howard Unruh’s 1949 “Walk of Death.”
The Audio Book Club
Sept. 26 2017 2:00 PMThe Audio Book Club Converses With FriendsSlate critics discuss Sally Rooney’s astute, chatty, painful debut novel about love and friendship.
Politics
Sept. 25 2017 5:54 AMGuardians of White InnocenceThe Sons of Confederate Veterans want to convince Americans that Southern heritage isn’t about slavery and racism. Is it a lost cause?
Politics
Jan. 16 2018 4:48 PMWhen an Idiot Calls You a LoserUnderstanding Trump’s “Fake News Awards.”
Screen Time
Dec. 21 2017 9:30 AMSlate Critics Pick the Best Episodes of Children’s Television of All Time
Politics
Dec. 15 2017 4:08 PMTrump’s Favorite JudgeFox News’ Jeanine Pirro embodies a kindergartener’s idea of justice. No wonder the president loves her.
Culturebox
Dec. 6 2017 4:43 PMThe Billy Bush Redemption Tour… is confusing.
The Audio Book Club
Nov. 29 2017 7:17 AMThe Audio Book Club Goes to Manhattan BeachSlate critics discuss Jennifer Egan’s mysterious historical novel, set in World War II–era Brooklyn, about divers and gangsters.
Culturebox
Nov. 14 2017 5:55 AMWasted ReckoningsWhat do we really want out of public apologies from alleged sexual harassers?
Politics
Nov. 8 2017 5:35 PMTrump Won, AgainWatching election night 2016 a year later.
The Audio Book Club
Oct. 31 2017 12:24 PMWhat HappenedSlate critics discuss Hillary Clinton’s gutting memoir about the 2016 election.
The XX Factor
Oct. 26 2017 1:00 PMLet’s All Chip In to Buy Ivanka Trump a Better Thesaurus
Books
Oct. 18 2017 7:00 PMThe Book of Dust, Volume 1Fall in love with Philip Pullman’s imagination all over again.
Politics
Oct. 13 2017 7:27 AMThe Man Who Could Save Puerto Rico, If He Feels Like ItDonald Trump is reveling in his power both to save hurricane victims and condemn them.
Politics
Oct. 5 2017 12:13 PMTrump Has Ruined the Presidential WindbreakerFirst American democracy, now this.
Books
Sept. 29 2017 6:45 PMThanks, ObamaThis memoir by a former White House speechwriter (and joke writer) is irresistibly charming. It also feels like the setup for a grim cosmic punch line.
The Slatest
Sept. 25 2017 5:39 PMSarah Huckabee Sanders Wishes Football Players Would Just Protest Against Police Brutality Already
The Slatest
Sept. 19 2017 7:29 PMThe Grandiose Romanticism of Trump’s U.N. Speech Is Weirding Me Out

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