Katy Waldman
Katy Waldman Katy Waldman

Katy Waldman is a Slate staff writer.

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.
Politics
Jan. 11 2017 3:52 PMLook at My Papers! Look at My Lawyer!Donald Trump’s first press conference as president-elect featured a big, beautiful pile of props.
Future Tense
Jan. 6 2017 9:24 AMHow Franken- Lurched Its Way Into Our LexiconThe prefix has taken on a life of its own.
The Slatest
Dec. 22 2016 5:20 PMThe Collected Correspondence of Donald Trump Quixote, Tilter at Scottish Wind Turbines
Politics
Dec. 14 2016 4:35 PMDonald’s Beautiful Dark Fascist FantasyWhat do Trump and Kanye have in common? Totalitarian aesthetics and disconnection from reality.
The Slatest
Dec. 8 2016 5:13 PMWhat Is Time’s Trump Cover Really Trying to Tell Us?
Books
Dec. 7 2016 10:00 AMKaty Waldman’s 10 Favorite Books of 2016Slavery counterfactuals, death memoirs, and Ramon the cat.
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?
Books
Jan. 13 2017 11:38 AMA Woman Looking at A Woman Looking at Men Looking at WomenSiri Hustvedt’s preening essays take their author’s own brilliance as their main subject.
Culturebox
Jan. 9 2017 7:45 AMProvocateur or Punk?How publishing houses weigh tricky ethical and commercial decisions like giving Milo Yiannopoulos a book deal.
Open Source Holiday
Dec. 25 2016 8:00 AMJust Not Feeling the Holidays This Year? Free Yourself From Caring
Politics
Dec. 21 2016 4:27 PMThe Wry, Mournful Art of the Trump Press Pool ReportA close reading.
The Audio Book Club
Dec. 12 2016 11:48 AMThe Audio Book Club Basks in MoonglowSlate critics discuss the dazzling new novel from Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon.
Politics
Dec. 8 2016 10:31 AMDo Not Watch C-SPAN’s Live Feed of the Trump Tower LobbyIt will destroy your soul.
Politics
Dec. 2 2016 8:03 PMThe President-Elect Is a Roman EmperorAt the Carrier plant and his “thank you” rally, Donald Trump reveled in his own volatility.

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