Katy Waldman
Katy Waldman Katy Waldman

Katy Waldman is a Slate staff writer.

Politics
March 24 2017 11:10 PMNot the President’s Fault, but Exactly What He WantedTrump is trapped between the myth of his omnipotence and a desperate need to evade accountability for his administration’s failures.
The Audio Book Club
March 24 2017 7:02 AMThe Audio Book Club Reads The Art of WarAs self-help.
Books
March 20 2017 9:06 AMOur Disheveled WorldElif Batuman sets out to write a novel as chaotic, random, and intoxicating as real life.
Politics
March 16 2017 5:18 PMOur Brilliant Plan Cannot Fail!Trump and his henchmen keep ruining their Muslim ban by bragging about it like dumb movie villains.
The Audio Book Club
March 13 2017 1:09 PMIt’s Swing Time for the Audio Book ClubSlate critics discuss Zadie Smith’s latest novel.
The XX Factor
March 3 2017 4:09 PMMelania Trump Reads to Kids in a Hospital—and Is Read by the Press Pool Report in Return
Politics
Feb. 28 2017 3:47 PMWe All Talk Like Donald Trump NowSad!
Politics
Feb. 22 2017 10:48 AM“Rogue” Twitter Feeds as Liberal Self-CareWhy we can’t stop retweeting @AngryWHStaffer, @RoguePOTUSStaff, and fake Sally Yates.
Politics
Feb. 15 2017 4:13 PM“Orange Is the New Whack”Can protest signs be too cute?
Future Tense
Feb. 10 2017 4:07 PMWhich Version of Donald Trump Got Donors to Part With Their Money?An RNC memo about Trump’s website offers some clues.
Culturebox
Feb. 8 2017 5:55 AMIs My Novel Offensive?How “sensitivity readers” are changing the publishing ecosystem—and raising new questions about what makes a great book.
The Slatest
Jan. 31 2017 10:26 PMDonald Trump’s Big Announcement: Donald Trump Has Picked a Supreme Court Justice
The Audio Book Club
Jan. 23 2017 4:09 PMThe Audio Book Club Receives Some Postcards From the EdgeSlate critics discuss Carrie Fisher’s spirited novel about Hollywood.
Doublex
Jan. 22 2017 6:05 PMA Trump Family PageantOn Inauguration Day, America got an unsettling portrait of the smug, white, privileged blended clan now anchoring the White House.
The Slatest
Jan. 20 2017 12:47 PMDoes Donald Trump Look Scared?
Politics
March 24 2017 3:11 PMRepublicans Spent the Gorsuch Hearing Chatting About Sheep and BasketballDid you think confirmation hearings were for real questions?
Politics
March 21 2017 7:18 PMDonald Trump Is Not Having FunA portrait of a sad, angry president.
Low Concept
March 17 2017 5:29 PMTrump Tries to Read a BookAn epic quest that echoes through time.
Politics
March 14 2017 7:26 PMHow Good a Listener Is Donald Trump?He leans forward, tilts his head to the side, and doesn’t quite catch what you’re talking about.
Politics
March 8 2017 5:44 PMThe Power of Pain in American PoliticsWhy Trump had to trot out grieving families to seem like a “normal president.”
The XX Factor
Feb. 28 2017 6:29 PMWhy Kellyanne Conway’s Couch Conduct Is So Vexing to Trump Critics
Books
Feb. 24 2017 1:40 PMGlamorous WoundsCat Marnell and Alana Massey both mine their darkest, messiest selves in first-person writing. But their styles couldn’t be more different.
The Audio Book Club
Feb. 17 2017 1:12 PMThe Audio Book Club Gets Tangled Up in BlueSlate critics discuss the poetry of Bob Dylan’s lyrics.
Brow Beat
Feb. 13 2017 8:14 AMDonald Trump Is a King Lear in Need of a Truth-Telling Fool
Politics
Feb. 10 2017 2:53 PMConspiracy Theory TheoryWhy are so many people convinced that Donald Trump has a master plan?
Politics
Feb. 2 2017 11:00 AMThe C Student in ChiefDonald Trump and his administration are lazy, sloppy, and lack imagination.
Politics
Jan. 23 2017 7:31 PMLies, Damned Lies, and Amazing New Euphemisms for LyingOn the rise of “alternative facts.”
Books
Jan. 23 2017 9:03 AMRachel Cusk’s Anti-NarrativeTransit is less a novel than a kind of tone poem about what it means to physically expose oneself through writing.
The Slatest
Jan. 20 2017 5:16 PMDonald Trump’s Horrifying Signature Is a Cry for Help
Politics
Jan. 19 2017 7:44 PMA Bulldozer and a BallerinaKellyanne Conway uses brute force to push Trump’s message, then slippery footwork to get away with it.

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