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Katy Waldman is a Slate staff writer. 

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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
Books
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.
Science
Aug. 18 2014 11:45 PMA Memorable FlightHow people with and without post-traumatic stress disorder recall 25 minutes of terror.
Books
Aug. 8 2014 11:57 AMThe Cabinet of MarvelsThe deep truths and irreducible weirdness of fairy tales.
Doublex
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.
Science
June 29 2014 9:15 PMBlack Dog SyndromeWhy do people discriminate against dark pets?
Science
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.
Culturebox
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?
Science
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
Doublex
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?
Science
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.
Science
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?
Science
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
Science
June 28 2014 5:50 PMFacebook’s Unethical ExperimentIt intentionally manipulated users’ emotions without their knowledge.

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Sept. 19 2014 11:37 AM Why Urban Outfitters and Other Brands Troll Their Customers
  Life
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  Slate Plus
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Sept. 18 2014 1:23 PM “It’s Not Every Day That You Can Beat the World Champion” An exclusive interview with chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.
  Arts
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Sept. 18 2014 4:33 PM The Top 5 Dadsplaining Moments From The Cosby Show
  Technology
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  Health & Science
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Sept. 19 2014 11:33 AM The Curious Incident of the Supernova in the Nighttime
  Sports
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Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.