Katy Waldman
Katy Waldman Katy Waldman

Katy Waldman is a Slate staff writer.

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
The Slatest
Sept. 19 2017 7:29 PMThe Grandiose Romanticism of Trump’s U.N. Speech Is Weirding Me Out
Always Right
Sept. 12 2017 8:00 AMDo Companies Make Clerks Say “May I Help the Following Guest?”
The Audio Book Club
Aug. 30 2017 3:05 PMThe Ministry of Utmost HappinessSlate critics discuss the long-awaited second novel from Arundhati Roy.
Books
Aug. 24 2017 12:46 PMSour Heart Sets the “Model Minority” Myth on FireJenny Zhang’s debut is at once gorgeous and grotesque—and marks an auspicious beginning for Lena Dunham’s imprint.
Politics
Aug. 22 2017 2:36 PMSources Close to Jared and Ivanka Say Jared and Ivanka Tried Their BestThe “sources say” Twitter meme is a delightful outlet for liberal anxiety over Javanka’s ineffectuality.
Politics
Aug. 14 2017 6:09 PM“As I Have Said Many Times Before”In his Charlottesville do-over, Trump insists he got it right the first time.
Politics
Aug. 8 2017 7:05 PMTough DonkeysCan a Kentuckian fighter pilot and a mustachioed ironworker obliterate Democrats’ effete reputation?
Books
Aug. 3 2017 12:28 PMTell Me I’m InterestingSally Rooney’s debut novel is a remarkably charming exploration of that very uncharming subject: the human ego.
The Audio Book Club
July 31 2017 11:36 AMDo Not Become AlarmedMaile Meloy’s novel about privileged kids in peril is an adventure yarn with bite.
Politics
July 24 2017 7:34 PMThe See-Through PresidencyWhat “transparency” means to the Trump administration.
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?
Politics
Sept. 13 2017 6:00 AMHillary in My HeadClinton is not known for the expressivity of her voice. But the What Happened audiobook is surprisingly lovely.
Books
Sept. 4 2017 11:31 PMJohn Ashbery’s Convex MirrorYes, the poet’s work was difficult. But he was great because everyone found his work just as difficult as you did.
Metropolis
Aug. 29 2017 8:09 PMWhy It’s Misleading to Say That Houston Showcases “America at Its Best”Natural disasters shouldn’t be used for the purpose of national mythmaking.
The Slatest
Aug. 23 2017 4:37 PMNo Man Is an Island, but Trump Is Drawing Perilously Close
Politics
Aug. 15 2017 10:37 PMRotten MonumentsDonald Trump has a lot in common with the antiquated, racist Confederate statues he defends.
Politics
Aug. 10 2017 4:50 PMBellicose Word Vomit or Bellicose Word … Diplomacy?Six theories on why the dumb stuff Trump said about North Korea is actually smart.
Politics
Aug. 3 2017 3:07 PMPete Souza’s Resistance ThirstThe former White House photographer’s Instagram shows just how easy it is for liberals to ascend up their own butts in search of an “amen.”
Politics
July 31 2017 6:58 PMThe Scaramucci EpochRemembering Trump’s communications director, who was somehow more Trumpish than Trump himself.
The Slatest
July 27 2017 6:34 PMThe “Skinny Repeal” Tastes Like Garbage, and It’s Not Even Good for You
Politics
July 21 2017 5:54 AMNews. Traffic. Weather. Trump.How Sinclair Broadcast Group and Boris Epshteyn took administration propaganda from the Oval Office to the local news.

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