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Katy Steinmetz


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Past articles by Katy:

Bernie Madoff, Financier Who Operated the Largest Ponzi Scheme in History, Dies

Madoff was the reason that generations of Americans learned about the elaborate hoax known as a Ponzi scheme. He died in federal prison at 82. → Read More

Elliot Page Is Ready for This Moment

In the first interview Page has given since disclosing that he is transgender, the actor discusses his career, privilege and the fight for trans equality. → Read More

The Crossword Revolution Is Upon Us

USA Today crossword editor Erik Agard is proving that being inclusive doesn't have to be hard. → Read More

'It Only Ends When They're Dead.' David France on His Chilling HBO Documentary

The director discusses his new movie about queer young LGBTQ refugees and the activists helping them to flee persecution in Chechnya. → Read More

Actor and Activist Laverne Cox: 'We Need to Change Power'

In a new Netflix documentary, Disclosure, Cox talks about the systemic shifts needed to treat Black trans people equally in Hollywood and beyond. → Read More

Inside San Francisco's Ambitious Plan to Bring Universal Coronavirus Testing to An Entire U.S. City

San Francisco has plans to bring COVID-19 testing to anyone in the city who asks, while specifically ensuring those most at risk get a test. → Read More

45 New Books You Need to Read This Summer

From David Mitchell's 'Utopia Avenue' to Kevin Kwan's 'Sex and Vanity,' here are the 45 best new reads for the summer season. → Read More

We Were Planning to Sell Our Home Before the Pandemic Hit. Now, the Real Estate Market May Never Be the Same

Drive-thru title signings and 3D open houses are part of the new reality of real estate. → Read More

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Explains Why He's Not Ready to Reopen America's Most Populous State

"All the progress that's been made over the course of the last 90 days,” says Gov. Gavin Newsom, "can be thrown out in the matter of weeks." → Read More

'Stay Safe!' The Art of Emailing During the Coronavirus Pandemic

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, people are rethinking email etiquette. Does asking after everyone's health makes us feel better? → Read More

Standing Too Close. Not Covering Coughs. If Someone Is Violating Social Distancing Rules, What Do You Do?

If someone coughs into the air or stands too close, correcting their behavior could help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. → Read More

Companies Are Walking a Tightrope During the Pandemic

Some brands are finding ways to stay relevant amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, while others are sparking outrage → Read More

You Tested Positive for COVID-19. Who Has a Right to Know?

Privacy concerns must be balanced with the need to protect others, but the equation is affected by individual variables. → Read More

Understanding the Coronavirus: A Glossary of Terms to Know

People have been flocking to the dictionary for clarity and comfort → Read More

From Disney+ to PB+J, How the Plus Sign Took Over the World

Unlike the fusty old ampersand, the + sign suits the modern aesthetic → Read More

She Coined the Term ‘Intersectionality’ Over 30 Years Ago. Here’s What It Means to Her Today

She coined the term intersectionality. Here's what the concept means to her today. → Read More

The GOP Could Reclaim a House Seat Left Open by a Nude Photo Scandal

Choices made by voters in the California district could serve as a bellwether for the broader fate of Republicans → Read More

Terms Like ‘OK Boomer’ Are Hard to Define. This Dictionary Is Trying To Do It Anyway

Dictionaries usually wait years before writing about a new word so its meaning has time to settle → Read More

The U.S. Government Is Quarantining More Than 800 Americans. Here's Why That Very Rarely Happens

The U.S. in imposing mandatory quarantines for the first in more than 50 years → Read More

People Have Invented More Than 200 Gender-Neutral Pronouns. Here's Why 'They' Is Here to Stay

People have invented more than 200 gender-neutral pronouns, but 'they' is the one that has persisted. Here's why. → Read More