Katy Waldman Katy Waldman

Katy Waldman is a Slate staff writer. 

Brow Beat
Oct. 22 2014 3:06 PMWriter William Giraldi Wishes Everyone Would Please Stop Likening Him to a Literary Genius
Brow Beat
Oct. 20 2014 4:13 PMTom Hanks Is the Latest Hollywood Star to Write for The New Yorker. Please Make It Stop.
Productivity
Oct. 15 2014 1:22 PMWriting Apps Can Make You More Productive. Can They Make You More Creative?
The Audio Book Club
Oct. 10 2014 1:03 PMThe Audio Book Club Goes WildSlate’s critics discuss Cheryl Strayed’s memoir of a summer on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Wild Things
Oct. 7 2014 4:24 PMThe Hardest Thing About Being a Cheetah
Wild Things
Oct. 6 2014 1:20 PMSome Sharks Are Socialites, Some Want You to Go Away
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2014 4:26 PMHow to Measure the Value of Your Personal Data in Cookies: A Slate Guide
Lexicon Valley
Sept. 23 2014 1:51 PMSunshine, Baseball, and Etch A Sketch: How Politicians Use Analogies 
Science
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.
Culturebox
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?
Science
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
Doublex
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.
Future Tense
Oct. 21 2014 4:14 PMPlanet Money Uncovers One Surprising Reason the Internet Is Sexist
Medical Examiner
Oct. 20 2014 11:46 AMIs Anybody Watching My Do-Gooding?The difference between being a hero and being an altruist.
The XX Factor
Oct. 15 2014 10:33 AMIs It Impossible to Write a Decent Sexiest Woman Alive Profile?
Culturebox
Oct. 8 2014 11:57 AMPatterns and PanelsHow comics portray psychological illness.
Culturebox
Oct. 6 2014 11:37 PMDo You Want to Build a Franchise?Disney’s Frozen takes over ABC’s Once Upon a Time/the universe.
Future Tense
Oct. 3 2014 2:03 PMFacebook Is Really Sorry About Messing With Your Emotions
Doublex
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
Books
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.
Science
Aug. 18 2014 11:45 PMA Memorable FlightHow people with and without post-traumatic stress disorder recall 25 minutes of terror.
Books
Aug. 8 2014 11:57 AMThe Cabinet of MarvelsThe deep truths and irreducible weirdness of fairy tales.

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The World
Oct. 22 2014 2:05 PM Paul Farmer Says Up to Ninety Percent of Those Infected Should Survive Ebola. Is He Right?
  Business
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Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
  Life
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Oct. 22 2014 4:45 PM Welcome to 13th Grade! Several Oregon high schools are offering a fifth year of high school. Every district should consider it.
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  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 22 2014 4:10 PM Skinny Mark Wahlberg Goes for an Oscar: The First Trailer for The Gambler
  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It's The Gateway For a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Wild Things
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  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.