Katy Waldman
Katy Waldman Katy Waldman

Katy Waldman is Slate’s words correspondent. 

Brow Beat
April 29 2016 12:27 PMOh No, the Puppies Are Back for the 2016 Hugo Awards—and As Angry As Ever
Lexicon Valley
April 22 2016 7:30 AMThe Surreal, Dionysian Poetry of Prince’s Lyrics
Brow Beat
April 19 2016 3:48 PMHow Disney’s New ​Jungle Book Subverts the Gross Colonialism of Rudyard Kipling
Brow Beat
April 15 2016 2:51 PMSerial Alibi Witness Asia McClain Will Spill Her “Confessions” in a Memoir 
The Audio Book Club
April 11 2016 9:51 AMThe Audio Book Club Reads When Breath Becomes AirSlate critics debate neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi’s cancer memoir.
Brow Beat
April 7 2016 5:15 PMIs the NYT’s Lede About Gay Talese and the Red Cap Agent a Little Too Talese-ian?
Year of Great Books
April 5 2016 8:30 AMA Power Beyond BeautyWhat do appearances mean in Jane Eyre?
Brow Beat
March 30 2016 4:56 PMPass the Popcorn! Jonathan Franzen Is Coming to Jeopardy!
Lexicon Valley
March 25 2016 12:24 PMFrom Cool McCool to Boaty McBoatface: An Investigationy McInvestigation
The Audio Book Club
March 24 2016 11:25 AMThe Audio Book Club Practices Better Living Through CriticismSlate writers and editors debate A.O. Scott’s defense of the critical dark arts. 
Brow Beat
March 21 2016 8:02 AMBYU Campus Leaders Had Students Write Glowing Amazon Reviews for The Book of Mormon
Brow Beat
March 17 2016 10:54 PMIs "Thorny Poltics" the Best Serial Episode Yet? 
The XX Factor
March 8 2016 3:48 PMLena Dunham Finally Does the Lena Dunham Thing and Rejects Photoshop
Television
March 3 2016 5:27 AMSoapy and DirtyHouse of Cards Season 4 is defter, darker, and more terrifying than it’s ever been before.
Brow Beat
Feb. 25 2016 11:52 AMThe New Yorker Essay About How Kids Don’t Read Takes the “Get Off My Lawn” Genre to New Depths
Lexicon Valley
April 28 2016 8:22 AMA New Play Will Scramble Your View of How Language Means, Mystifies, and Falls Short    
Brow Beat
April 20 2016 2:44 PMThis Creepy Trailer for The Girl on the Train Looks as Darkly Fascinating as the Book
Lexicon Valley
April 18 2016 11:17 AMFrom Theater to Therapy to Twitter, the Eerie History of Gaslighting    
Brow Beat
April 12 2016 7:31 AMCalvin Trillin’s New Yorker Poem Wasn’t Just Offensive. It Was Bad Satire.
Books
April 8 2016 11:33 AM“Licked by Fire”Sallie Tisdale’s essays use elaborate metaphors to explore the morality of memoir. 
Lexicon Valley
April 6 2016 9:12 AMUsing the Clap Emoji for Emphasis Is Really Annoying. Where Does It Come From?
Brow Beat
April 1 2016 9:46 AMDid Serial’s Second Season Live Up to Its First?
Lexicon Valley
March 29 2016 10:46 AMHow “Kumbaya” Went From Sincere Protest Song to Drippy Punch Line 
Brow Beat
March 24 2016 11:41 AMWatch the Delightful Trailer for Whit Stillman’s Sundance Hit Love and Friendship
Lexicon Valley
March 22 2016 4:32 PMIs This a Facebook Post or a Great Short Story? 
Books
March 18 2016 9:04 AMThe Borrowed Light of the RealJoyce Maynard’s novel fails to make art from life.
Doublex
March 16 2016 4:40 PMOverheard at YaleYale’s history-making basketball team is at the center of a campus debate over free speech and sexual assault.
Brow Beat
March 3 2016 8:47 PMSlate Writers Discuss Serial's "Trade Secrets" Episode
Lexicon Valley
Feb. 29 2016 9:00 AMJane Hirshfield Wrote the Perfect Poem for Leap Day
Lexicon Valley
Feb. 23 2016 2:38 PMHow -Splain Became Our Most Meaningless Suffix

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