Katy Waldman
Katy Waldman Katy Waldman

Katy Waldman is Slate’s words correspondent.

Movies
Sept. 22 2016 11:03 AMChronicTim Roth stars as a hospice nurse in a difficult movie with a shocking ending.
Lexicon Valley
Sept. 20 2016 9:30 AMIdina., Janet., and the in-Your-Face Glamor of the End-Stopped Title
Books
Sept. 8 2016 10:58 AMMy Brilliant MomNadja Spiegelman’s memoir about four generations of charged mother-daughter relationships.
Future Tense
Aug. 30 2016 4:00 PMWired Revealed How Teens Use Emoji. But How Do Olds Use Emoji?
Brow Beat
Aug. 25 2016 8:02 AMDevastating Novel A Little Life to Be Adapted as a Limited Series. Who Should Play Jude?
The Angle
Aug. 19 2016 5:50 PMThe Angle: Offensive Stagnation EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on dark mages and dork Olympians.
Lexicon Valley
Aug. 18 2016 12:37 PMGymnastics Events Involving Bars Are Confusingly Named
Future Tense
Aug. 17 2016 11:56 AMNow Twitter's Soulless Machinations Have Ruined Stickers
Future Tense
Aug. 15 2016 10:20 AMThis Lawyer Bot Will Be Happy to Solve Your Housing Problems
Nightlight
Aug. 12 2016 11:09 AMHow Did Children’s Literature Evolve From Prim Morality Tales to the Likes of Captain Underpants?
Future Tense
Aug. 10 2016 9:30 AMThe Data Clearly Show That the Media Are Jerks for Singularizing Latinate Words  
Movies
Aug. 9 2016 9:15 AMThe Little PrinceThis Netflix original movie makes a conventional (but good) animated film out of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s mysterious novella.
Five-Ring Circus
Aug. 7 2016 8:31 PMOlympics Leotard Watch: It Is Sparkly and Looks Like a Flag. But Can It Stick the Landing?
The Audio Book Club
Aug. 4 2016 11:37 AMThe Audio Book Club Meets the Cursed ChildSlate critics discuss the newest Harry Potter book.
Lexicon Valley
Aug. 1 2016 4:26 PMHow Did Gold Stars Come to Represent Grieving Military Families?
The First 20
Sept. 21 2016 12:47 PMWhat Was Blorple Falls?A Slate investigation.
The Audio Book Club
Sept. 12 2016 11:24 AMThe Audio Book Club Hangs Out With the GirlsSlate critics discuss Emma Cline’s feverish reimagining of the Manson murders.
Cover Story
Sept. 5 2016 8:00 PMThe Trapdoor of Trigger WordsWhat the science of trauma can tell us about an endless campus debate.
Future Tense
Aug. 25 2016 9:15 AMThe Digital Epidemic of Random Midsentence Capitalization
Brow Beat
Aug. 23 2016 8:03 AMKanye West’s Poem About McDonald’s French Fries: A Close Reading
The XX Factor
Aug. 19 2016 4:24 PMAre Ivanka Trump’s Unpaid Interns Trying to Sabotage Her and Her Dad?
Future Tense
Aug. 17 2016 4:44 PMGod Help Us, These Researchers Are Using Reddit to Teach a Supercomputer to Talk
Five-Ring Circus
Aug. 16 2016 4:52 PMOlympics Leotard Watch: Points Deducted for Good Taste
Five-ring Circus
Aug. 12 2016 1:05 PMThe Legend of Simone BilesHer gymnastics miracles look effortless, but it’s her rare stumbles that show how magnificent she truly is.
Five-Ring Circus
Aug. 11 2016 9:58 PMOlympics Leotard Watch: The Red, White, and Blue Warrior vs. The Fairy Princess
Five-Ring Circus
Aug. 9 2016 7:09 PMOlympics Leotard Watch: Can You Guess What Country This Leotard Comes From?
Five-ring Circus
Aug. 8 2016 4:04 PM“I Definitely Cried a Lot”How NBC turned the most dominant performance in gymnastics history into a soap opera.
Five-Ring Circus
Aug. 4 2016 4:24 PMAllison Stokke Is the Most Popular Pole Vaulter in the World, and I Wish That Weren’t So Depressing
Brow Beat
Aug. 4 2016 8:31 AMWhy Lenny’s Personal Essays by Female Celebrities Are So Consistently, Improbably Great
Lexicon Valley
July 29 2016 11:54 AMWhy Did a ​Pearls Before Swine Strip About ISIS Get Spiked? A Slate Investigation.

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