Katy Waldman
Katy Waldman Katy Waldman

Katy Waldman is Slate’s words correspondent.

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
Lexicon Valley
Nov. 8 2016 3:12 PMThe Triumphant Tweeting and Freaked-Out Facebooking of Election Day
Medical Examiner
Oct. 31 2016 10:14 AMHow to Talk About Mental Illness Without Relying on StrengthDonald Trump’s comments on mental illness are awful, but not unusual.
The Audio Book Club
Oct. 11 2016 9:23 AMThe Audio Book Club Gets ShrillSlate critics discuss Lindy West’s brash, funny memoir.
Future Tense
Oct. 5 2016 9:23 AMCan You Respond to an Email With a Phone Call? What About a Text Message?
The Next 20
Sept. 30 2016 12:02 PMThe Future of 📝 on the InternetHow language took over the internet, and how the internet is changing language.
The First 20
Sept. 21 2016 12:47 PMWhat Was Blorple Falls?A Slate investigation.
The Audio Book Club
Sept. 12 2016 11:24 AMThe Audio Book Club Hangs Out With the GirlsSlate critics discuss Emma Cline’s feverish reimagining of the Manson murders.
Cover Story
Sept. 5 2016 8:00 PMThe Trapdoor of Trigger WordsWhat the science of trauma can tell us about an endless campus debate.
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
Politics
Nov. 2 2016 5:57 AMTrump’s Tower of BabbleIt may sound like gibberish, but there’s an accidental brilliance to Trump’s style of speech.
The XX Factor
Oct. 19 2016 6:24 PMReports of Ivanka Trump Talking About “Mulatto Cock” Are Exactly What This Election Needed
Movies
Oct. 6 2016 11:17 AMThe Girl on the TrainThe novel could be repetitive and squalid; the movie, despite its chills, feels oddly redemptive.
Brow Beat
Oct. 4 2016 7:32 AMThe Real Problem With the NYRB Piece That Set Out to Unmask Elena Ferrante
Movies
Sept. 22 2016 11:03 AMChronicTim Roth stars as a hospice nurse in a difficult movie with a shocking ending.
Lexicon Valley
Sept. 20 2016 9:30 AMIdina., Janet., and the in-Your-Face Glamor of the End-Stopped Title
Books
Sept. 8 2016 10:58 AMMy Brilliant MomNadja Spiegelman’s memoir about four generations of charged mother-daughter relationships.
Future Tense
Aug. 30 2016 4:00 PMWired Revealed How Teens Use Emoji. But How Do Olds Use Emoji?

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