Katy Waldman Katy Waldman

Katy Waldman is a Slate staff writer. 

Sept. 29 2014 11:43 PMLena Dunham, the BookMore shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 4:36 PMThere Is Only One Woman (But Many Colons) on the National Book Award Nonfiction Longlist
Brow Beat
Sept. 16 2014 9:13 AMClive James, Terminally Ill, Has Written an Exquisitely Resigned Farewell Poem
Sept. 11 2014 4:18 PMAll That GlittersDaphne Merkin writes seductively about the brilliant surface of our surface-infatuated age.
Brow Beat
Sept. 3 2014 3:49 PMDaniel Johnson’s Sad, Beautiful Poem About His Friend, the Slain Journalist James Foley
Slate Picks
Sept. 2 2014 10:21 AMListen to Our August Music RoundupOur official monthly Spotify playlist exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Medical Examiner
Aug. 24 2014 10:30 PMAre You a Narcissist?The tricky psychiatric diagnosis is getting a lot of attention, which is exactly what it wants.
Aug. 18 2014 11:45 PMA Memorable FlightHow people with and without post-traumatic stress disorder recall 25 minutes of terror.
Aug. 8 2014 11:57 AMThe Cabinet of MarvelsThe deep truths and irreducible weirdness of fairy tales.
Aug. 5 2014 4:10 PMIt Is Good to Be a “Bad” FeministRoxane Gay’s new book of essays is honest and raw about flaws—hers and ours. 
Future Tense
July 30 2014 2:02 PMMartha Stewart Loves Her Drone, Just as Louis XIV Would Have Loved His
Future Tense
July 21 2014 3:04 PMCutting-Edge Minivan Technology Lets Parent Yell at Kids Extra Loudly
The XX Factor
July 17 2014 3:02 PMScience Has a Gender Problem. Science Just Made It Worse.
The XX Factor
July 15 2014 1:50 PMThor Is Now a Woman
Medical Examiner
July 6 2014 9:09 PMDoctors Could Use a Little HypochondriaWhy medical students panic too much and M.D.s too little.
Lexicon Valley
Sept. 23 2014 1:51 PMSunshine, Baseball, and Etch A Sketch: How Politicians Use Analogies 
Sept. 16 2014 4:09 PMIt’s All ConnectedWhat links creativity, conspiracy theories, and delusions? A phenomenon called apophenia.
The Audio Book Club
Sept. 12 2014 4:03 PMThe Audio Book Club Is a Bad FeministSlate’s critics discuss Roxane Gay’s collection of personal and political essays.
Sept. 8 2014 11:00 PMReading InsecurityHas the Internet killed thoughtful, prolonged engagement with a text—or are we nostalgic for a reading Eden that never existed?
Sept. 3 2014 8:22 AMThe Science of TruthinessConservative beliefs make a lot more sense when you’re not paying attention.
Brow Beat
Aug. 29 2014 5:55 PMBeyoncé Didn’t Really Write That Poem, Everybody
Aug. 20 2014 5:00 AMPlease Allow Me to Be Grossed Out by My Boyfriend’s Unibrow Listen to two Slate writers revisit a discussion about body image and body shaming.
Slate Picks
Aug. 13 2014 7:31 AMSongs That Make Slate NostalgicA roundup of the music from high school that staffers still love.
The Good Word
Aug. 6 2014 9:39 AMThe Secret Rules of Adjective OrderA long fascinating article—or is it a fascinating long article?
July 31 2014 8:56 AMSlate Voice: “Does This Make Me Sound Insecure?”Listen to Katy Waldman read her most popular article from the month of July.
July 23 2014 11:49 PMDoes This Make Me Sound Insecure?The linguistic tics that reveal self-doubt.
Brow Beat
July 18 2014 11:41 AMPeople in North Carolina Are Really Upset About Their New Poet Laureate. Should They Be?
July 16 2014 1:58 PMWhat’s Wrong With Sentimentality?While critics sneer, scientists try to make sense of our love of weepy books and movies.
The XX Factor
July 10 2014 7:18 PMIn Praise of 56-Year-Old Men
Brow Beat
July 3 2014 11:33 AMThe Most Charming Thing on My iPad




The Democrats’ War at Home

How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?

Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best

Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke

A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking

Animal manure.

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10


Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.

Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

The Ludicrous Claims Women Are Pitched at “Egg Freezing Parties”

Piper Kerman on Why She Dressed Like a Hitchcock Heroine for Her Prison Sentencing

  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 1 2014 11:48 AM Syria’s “Moderate” Rebels Are Realizing That U.S. Airstrikes Help Bashar al-Assad, Not Them
Buy a Small Business
Oct. 1 2014 11:43 AM “I Didn’t Want to Build the Next Twitter for Cats” Search funds are the quiet, dependable, risk-averse sibling to the startup. 
Oct. 1 2014 11:59 AM Ask a Homo: A Lesbian PDA FAQ
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 1 2014 10:54 AM “I Need a Pair of Pants That Won’t Bore Me to Death” Troy Patterson talks about looking sharp, flat-top fades, and being Slate’s Gentleman Scholar.
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2014 10:44 AM Everyone’s Favorite Bob’s Burgers Character Gets a Remix You Can Dance to
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2014 11:48 AM Watch a Crowd Go Wild When Steve Jobs Moves a Laptop in This 1999 Demonstration of WiFi
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 1 2014 12:01 PM Rocky Snow
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.