Katy Waldman
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Katy Waldman is Slate’s words correspondent. 

Lexicon Valley
July 29 2015 9:00 AMHow Squad Went From Underdogs to Queen Bees
Lexicon Valley
July 23 2015 3:25 PMActivists Want to Replace “Car Accident” With “Car Crash.” Not So Fast.
Lexicon Valley
July 21 2015 10:00 AMWhen Did Feminism Get So “Sneaky”?
Brow Beat
July 15 2015 9:58 AMAtticus Has Become a Racist Confederate Apologist. It Shouldn’t Change Our Opinion of Him.
Brow Beat
July 10 2015 3:06 PMThe First Chapter of Harper Lee’s Novel Go Set a Watchman Is Online, and It’s Beautiful
The Audio Book Club
July 10 2015 10:43 AMThe Audio Book Club Visits Station ElevenSlate critics debate Emily St. John Mandel’s post-apocalyptic best-seller.
Lexicon Valley
July 6 2015 2:58 PMThe Incredible Shrinking Zeitgeist: How Did This Great Word Lose Its Meaning?
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
Culturebox
July 24 2015 4:28 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?The one story that trumped them all.
Future Tense
July 22 2015 11:22 AMThis Computer Program Decodes Emotions in Books and Emails. I Made It Read Fifty Shades of Grey.
Lexicon Valley
July 17 2015 4:20 PMWhen Should You Use Come vs. Cum? It Depends What Kind of Sex You’re Describing.
Brow Beat
July 14 2015 11:26 AMHarper Lee Receives Her Finished Copy of Go Set a Watchman in This Moving Clip
Books
July 10 2015 12:46 PMAsk Not For Whom the Goat BleatsIt bleats for Stavros Stavros Mavrakis in Annie Liontas’ sly debut Let Me Explain You.
Brow Beat
July 7 2015 2:59 PMJohn Green Is a Hero of the Teen Internet. Is He to Blame for the Controversy Around Him?
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  
The Audio Book Club
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.

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