Katy Waldman
Katy Waldman Katy Waldman

Katy Waldman is Slate’s words correspondent. 

Brow Beat
May 22 2015 9:17 AMIt’s Time to Stop Praising Authors for Being “Good at the Internet”
Brow Beat
May 19 2015 8:02 AMThis Is What It’s Like to See Pitch Perfect 2 With an Entire College A Capella Group
Lexicon Valley
May 11 2015 6:22 PMWill Words Soon Be Replaced by GIFs? A Debate in Words and GIFs.
The Audio Book Club
May 8 2015 10:58 AMThe Audio Book Club Flies With H Is for HawkSlate critics debate Helen MacDonald’s shape-shifting grief memoir.
Brow Beat
May 5 2015 8:02 AMWhy Are They Called “The Avengers”? They Don't Avenge Anything!
Lexicon Valley
April 29 2015 5:01 PMIs Baltimore Beset by Protests, Riots, or an Uprising?
Culturebox
April 27 2015 9:01 AMFrontiers of the StuplimeSitting in on UPenn’s controversial seminar in “Wasting Time on the Internet.”
Brow Beat
April 16 2015 7:45 PMFrom the “Runaway Metaphor” to the “Smarm Geyser,” a Taxonomy of “Time 100” Blurbs  
Books
April 10 2015 1:04 PMInto the Empty RegionsClive James’ valedictory book of poetry criticism wrestles with how art is long, but life is short.
Brow Beat
April 8 2015 11:23 AMHow Sci-Fi’s Hugo Awards Got Their Own Full-Blown Gamergate
Lexicon Valley
April 1 2015 10:00 AMAccidental CAPS LOCK and Its Discontents
Lexicon Valley
March 20 2015 4:31 PMAre You a John Q. Public or a Joe Blow?
Culturebox
March 18 2015 10:44 AMWhich Bad Novel Is Perfect for You?Reading, and voting on, the books of Amazon’s new Kindle Scout program.
Movies
March 12 2015 11:13 AMAshes to SashesDisney’s live-action Cinderella is thrillingly sincere.
The Audio Book Club
March 6 2015 10:27 AMThe Audio Book Club Meets the Girl on the TrainSlate critics debate Paula Hawkins’ best-selling thriller.
The History of American Slavery
May 19 2015 10:29 AMSlave or Enslaved PersonIt’s not just an academic debate for historians of American slavery.
The Slatest
May 18 2015 2:08 PMAsia McClain, an Alibi Witness, Is Now Allowed to Testify on Serial’s Adnan Syed’s Behalf
Books
May 8 2015 11:35 AMAfter Life After LifeKate Atkinson writes a brilliant follow-up to her brilliant novel, focusing on Teddy, the RAF pilot and brother of the previous book’s heroine.
Lexicon Valley
May 5 2015 9:59 AMThe Perfect Sentence Construction for Speaking Truth to Power? Bitch, You Guessed It.
Brow Beat
April 30 2015 11:36 AMJorge Luis Borges’ “Library of Babel” Is Now a Real Website. Borges Would Be Alarmed.
Television
April 29 2015 10:30 AMBourgeois GhostsThe BBC’s Casual Vacancy miniseries is infinitely better than J.K. Rowling’s book.
Lexicon Valley
April 24 2015 1:46 PMThat Is Not How You Use An Exclamation Mark, Kim Kardashian  
Brow Beat
April 15 2015 9:23 AMThe Future of Literature Is the Book Quote as GIF
The Audio Book Club
April 10 2015 11:18 AMThe Audio Book Club Learns How to Be BothSlate critics debate Ali Smith’s double helix of a novel.
Culturebox
April 7 2015 10:00 AMWhat’s the Yams?How the annotation site Genius awakened the hyperintellectual close reader slumbering within us all.
Brow Beat
March 26 2015 8:32 AMWhy Genius Annotations Are Not the Storytelling Tool of the Future
Lexicon Valley
March 19 2015 11:02 AMWhy Do We Call a Dongle a Dongle?
Brow Beat
March 13 2015 6:12 PMIs the Live-Action Cinderella Still a Fairy Tale? Two Slate Critics Discuss.
Books
March 6 2015 12:29 PMBrilliance and FuryHelen Macdonald’s astonishing memoir H Is for Hawk.
Brow Beat
March 5 2015 2:00 PMSpoiler Special: House of Cards Season 3

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