Katy Waldman
Katy Waldman Katy Waldman

Katy Waldman is Slate’s words correspondent. 

Brow Beat
July 1 2015 2:59 PMA Chris Thile Superfan Explains Why His A Prairie Home Companion Hosting Gig Is Such a Big Deal
Lexicon Valley
June 25 2015 12:31 PMIs Language Now Meaningless? A Ruling in the Matter of Scalia v. SCOTUScare.
Doublex
June 24 2015 2:24 PM112 Shades of GreyThe homespun appeal of cult publisher Persephone Books.
Brow Beat
June 16 2015 3:51 PMOrange Is the New Black Is the New Star Trek  
Books
June 5 2015 11:28 AMThe Audio Book Club Squints at All the Light We Cannot SeeSlate critics debate Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning World War II novel.
Brow Beat
May 28 2015 11:15 AMSerial Is Coming Back With Two New Seasons
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.
Education
June 30 2015 5:26 PMSlate Voice: “Bitch, I’ll Tell You Why This Sentence Construction Is So Effective”Listen to Katy Waldman read about the perfect sentence construction—and what makes it it’s so powerful.
Lexicon Valley
June 24 2015 3:20 PMCan You Guess the Poem From a Single Line? Take Our Quiz.
Lexicon Valley
June 19 2015 10:36 AMGay Marriage? Same-Sex Marriage? How Should We Talk About Marriage Equality?
Brow Beat
June 12 2015 12:18 PMWhat It Really Means to Be a “Bitch” on Orange Is the New Black
Lexicon Valley
June 5 2015 10:57 AMWhy We Be Loving the “Habitual Be”
Brow Beat
May 27 2015 1:44 PMThe NYT’s Summer Reading List Is All Books From White Writers. That’s Not Its Only Problem.
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.

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