Katy Waldman
Katy Waldman Katy Waldman

Katy Waldman is a Slate staff writer.

Culturebox
Nov. 14 2017 5:55 AMWasted ReckoningsWhat do we really want out of public apologies from alleged sexual harassers?
Politics
Nov. 8 2017 5:35 PMTrump Won, AgainWatching election night 2016 a year later.
The Audio Book Club
Oct. 31 2017 12:24 PMWhat HappenedSlate critics discuss Hillary Clinton’s gutting memoir about the 2016 election.
The XX Factor
Oct. 26 2017 1:00 PMLet’s All Chip In to Buy Ivanka Trump a Better Thesaurus
Books
Oct. 18 2017 7:00 PMThe Book of Dust, Volume 1Fall in love with Philip Pullman’s imagination all over again.
Politics
Oct. 13 2017 7:27 AMThe Man Who Could Save Puerto Rico, If He Feels Like ItDonald Trump is reveling in his power both to save hurricane victims and condemn them.
Politics
Oct. 5 2017 12:13 PMTrump Has Ruined the Presidential WindbreakerFirst American democracy, now this.
Books
Sept. 29 2017 6:45 PMThanks, ObamaThis memoir by a former White House speechwriter (and joke writer) is irresistibly charming. It also feels like the setup for a grim cosmic punch line.
The Slatest
Sept. 25 2017 5:39 PMSarah Huckabee Sanders Wishes Football Players Would Just Protest Against Police Brutality Already
The Slatest
Sept. 19 2017 7:29 PMThe Grandiose Romanticism of Trump’s U.N. Speech Is Weirding Me Out
Always Right
Sept. 12 2017 8:00 AMDo Companies Make Clerks Say “May I Help the Following Guest?”
The Audio Book Club
Aug. 30 2017 3:05 PMThe Ministry of Utmost HappinessSlate critics discuss the long-awaited second novel from Arundhati Roy.
Books
Aug. 24 2017 12:46 PMSour Heart Sets the “Model Minority” Myth on FireJenny Zhang’s debut is at once gorgeous and grotesque—and marks an auspicious beginning for Lena Dunham’s imprint.
Politics
Aug. 22 2017 2:36 PMSources Close to Jared and Ivanka Say Jared and Ivanka Tried Their BestThe “sources say” Twitter meme is a delightful outlet for liberal anxiety over Javanka’s ineffectuality.
Politics
Aug. 14 2017 6:09 PM“As I Have Said Many Times Before”In his Charlottesville do-over, Trump insists he got it right the first time.
Technology
Nov. 9 2017 1:29 PMThe Worst Consequence of Twitter’s New Character LimitThe president is becoming coherent.
Doublex
Nov. 1 2017 6:35 PMThe Confidante’s DilemmaWhat to do if a co-worker who suffers sexual harassment asks you to keep it secret?
Politics
Oct. 30 2017 8:32 PMThe Soothing Ritual of a Federal ArraignmentThe scene inside the courtroom on the day Paul Manafort and Richard Gates got indicted.
The Slatest
Oct. 24 2017 8:18 PMBob Corker and Jeff Flake Would Rather Perform Their Trump Hatred Than Act on It
The XX Factor
Oct. 13 2017 7:29 PMThis Week, It Was Particularly Rough to Be a Woman
The XX Factor
Oct. 11 2017 4:17 PMThe Devastating Sadness of Harvey Weinstein Purchasing His Alleged Victims’ Stories
Politics
Oct. 3 2017 3:36 PMThe Last Time It Was OK Not to Politicize a Mass ShootingLessons from the first modern killing spree: Howard Unruh’s 1949 “Walk of Death.”
The Audio Book Club
Sept. 26 2017 2:00 PMThe Audio Book Club Converses With FriendsSlate critics discuss Sally Rooney’s astute, chatty, painful debut novel about love and friendship.
Politics
Sept. 25 2017 5:54 AMGuardians of White InnocenceThe Sons of Confederate Veterans want to convince Americans that Southern heritage isn’t about slavery and racism. Is it a lost cause?
Politics
Sept. 13 2017 6:00 AMHillary in My HeadClinton is not known for the expressivity of her voice. But the What Happened audiobook is surprisingly lovely.
Books
Sept. 4 2017 11:31 PMJohn Ashbery’s Convex MirrorYes, the poet’s work was difficult. But he was great because everyone found his work just as difficult as you did.
Metropolis
Aug. 29 2017 8:09 PMWhy It’s Misleading to Say That Houston Showcases “America at Its Best”Natural disasters shouldn’t be used for the purpose of national mythmaking.
The Slatest
Aug. 23 2017 4:37 PMNo Man Is an Island, but Trump Is Drawing Perilously Close
Politics
Aug. 15 2017 10:37 PMRotten MonumentsDonald Trump has a lot in common with the antiquated, racist Confederate statues he defends.
Politics
Aug. 10 2017 4:50 PMBellicose Word Vomit or Bellicose Word … Diplomacy?Six theories on why the dumb stuff Trump said about North Korea is actually smart.

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