Katy Waldman, Slate

Katy Waldman


Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Katy:

Rabbit Holes: Why I Study the Menus of Restaurants at Which I Will Never Dine

Crafting the perfect imaginary meal can be just as tasty as the real thing. → Read More

There’s Nothing More to Learn About Trump. Please Enjoy This Essay About Him.

There was so much to say, and we said it all. We really did. → Read More

Why We Didn’t Listen to Larry Nassar’s Victims

It wasn’t just USA Gymnastics and Michigan State that ignored the girls and young women he abused. We all did. → Read More

Trump’s Fake News Awards, or When an Idiot Calls You a Loser

The ritual of picking losers rather than winners is a characteristically Trumpian one. → Read More

A Line-by-Line Breakdown of Mike Pence’s Master Class in Toadyism

Fourteen compliments in less than three minutes! → Read More

Slate Critics Pick the Best Episodes of Children’s Television of All Time

Obviously a Backyardigans episode is on the list. But which one?! → Read More

The Odyssey’s First Female Translator Draws Out the Poem’s Strangeness and Ambiguity

Listen to this episode using the audio player below: The January selection is Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado. Join us! Visit our Au ... → Read More

Katy Waldman’s 10 Favorite Books of 2017

Manhattan Beach, by Jennifer Egan Read Laura Miller’s review of Manhattan Beach. Listen to Slate’s Audio Book Club discuss the book. Jennifer Egan repo ... → Read More

A Beautiful Novel About Masculinity, Repression, and a Gay Footballer

What would it look like, Raisin asks, if the whole system of repression and regulation were overturned? → Read More

What Do We Really Want From Public Apologies by Alleged Sexual Harassers?

When Louis C.K. issued a response to allegations that he had masturbated in front of multiple women, his statement seemed—at first glance—to limp acros ... → Read More

Twitter’s New Character Limit Has Made Trump Coherent. That’s So Much Worse.

He is now tweeting legible messages rather than a geyser of ranty gobbledygook. → Read More

What It Feels Like to Watch Election Night 2016 a Year Later

From my perch in the present, I felt bad for these poor people. → Read More

What to Do if a Co-Worker Who Suffers Sexual Harassment Asks You to Keep It Secret?

Thinking through a difficult moral dilemma. → Read More

Hillary Clinton’s Gutting Campaign Memoir Sure Feels Relevant This Week

Listen to this episode using the audio player below: The November selection is Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. Join us! Visit our Audio Book Club arc ... → Read More

Being Inside the Courtroom When Paul Manafort Got Arraigned Was Wonderfully Soothing

The alleged criminals barely registered as present, let alone furious or terrified or guilty or righteous. → Read More

Let’s All Chip in to Buy Ivanka Trump a Better Thesaurus

Adventures in word salad with the first daughter of the United States. → Read More

Bob Corker and Jeff Flake Would Rather Perform Their Trump Hatred Than Act on It

Conservative tantrums may be inspiring, but they're also kind of impotent. → Read More

The First Volume of The Book of Dust Is a Masterpiece

Reading this novel is like standing in a room in which suddenly all of the windows have blown open at once. → Read More

This Week, It Was Particularly Rough to Be a Woman

It is always strange to evolve into the knowledge that something is pervasive. Not just that it exists—although sometimes that’s a shock too. But reali ... → Read More

Donald Trump Is Reveling in His Power to Save Puerto Rico or Condemn It

Three weeks in to the humanitarian crisis in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico, President Trump has gotten bored with providing relief and moved on to obsessin ... → Read More