Katy Waldman
Katy Waldman Katy Waldman

Katy Waldman is a Slate staff writer.

Sports
Jan. 19 2018 4:04 PMWhy We Didn’t Listen to Larry Nassar’s VictimsIt wasn’t just USA Gymnastics and Michigan State that ignored the girls and young women he abused. We all did.
Politics
Jan. 16 2018 4:48 PMWhen an Idiot Calls You a LoserUnderstanding Trump’s “Fake News Awards.”
Screen Time
Dec. 21 2017 9:30 AMSlate Critics Pick the Best Episodes of Children’s Television of All Time
Politics
Dec. 15 2017 4:08 PMTrump’s Favorite JudgeFox News’ Jeanine Pirro embodies a kindergartener’s idea of justice. No wonder the president loves her.
Culturebox
Dec. 6 2017 4:43 PMThe Billy Bush Redemption Tour… is confusing.
The Audio Book Club
Nov. 29 2017 7:17 AMThe Audio Book Club Goes to Manhattan BeachSlate critics discuss Jennifer Egan’s mysterious historical novel, set in World War II–era Brooklyn, about divers and gangsters.
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
Politics
Jan. 17 2018 7:49 PMIs That All There Is to a POTUS?Trump’s sad, pathetic affair with Stormy Daniels will remind you of his sad, pathetic presidency.
Politics
Dec. 21 2017 8:14 PMA Flight of SycophancyA line-by-line breakdown of Mike Pence’s master class in toadyism.
The Audio Book Club
Dec. 19 2017 9:25 AMThe Odyssey Slate critics discuss Emily Wilson’s new translation of the great Homeric poem.
Books
Dec. 12 2017 12:24 PMKaty Waldman’s 10 Favorite Books of 2017A reimagined Odyssey, Hillary Clinton’s reckoning, and fairy tales about sexual horror.
Politics
Dec. 5 2017 11:41 AMThe Key to Understanding Don Jr.The president’s eldest son is entitled, oafish, combative—and desperate for his dad’s approval.
Books
Nov. 28 2017 7:41 AMMan OnA beautiful, evocative novel explores masculinity through the life of a gay footballer in the English second division.
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?

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