Slate on Day to Day for the week of Oct. 13.

Slate on Day to Day for the week of Oct. 13.

Slate on Day to Day for the week of Oct. 13.

Slate stories on NPR's Day to Day.
Oct. 17 2003 2:19 PM

Slate on NPR's Day to Day

Friday, Oct. 17, 2003

Summary Judgment: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Runaway Jury, Veronica Guerin
Writer Mark Legan boils down the critical reviews for this week's new movies. (Listen to the segement.)

Ballot Box: Front-Loaded Democrats
Slate
political correspondent William Saletan explains the effective timetable for the Democratic Party to choose a presidential nominee, and why Americans need to pay attention to the race for the nomination now. (Listen to the segment.)

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Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003

Commentary: Baseball Is for Girls
Writer Eric Liu hopes all the excitement from this year's baseball playoffs encourages his young daughter to pick up a glove. (
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Dear Prudence: Sex Change Truth
Slate
advice columnist Dear Prudence—aka Margo Howard—helps a woman who wants her friend to come clean about her sex change. (
Listen to the segment.)

Explainer: Selecting a New Pope
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contributor Brendan I. Koerner explains the secretive, centuries-old process by which a new pope is chosen. (
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Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003

Culturebox: Critics Dissing the King
NPR's Mike Pesca and Slateculture editor Meghan O'Rourke discuss why critics have been clawing at author Stephen King like a pack of mad Saint Bernards or blood-drenched prom queens. (
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Jurisprudence: Serial Sniper Trial Begins
Trial begins today for John Allen Muhammad, one of two men charged in the Washington, D.C.-area sniper shootings last year. Lee Boyd Malvo, Muhammad's alleged accomplice, will be tried next month. NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with Slate senior editor Dahlia Lithwick about both trials. (
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Monday, Oct. 13, 2003

Michael Kinsley: Bush's Iraq Filter
NPR's Madeleine Brand talks with Slate founding editor Michael Kinsley about the Bush administration's efforts to convey to the public that progress has been made in Iraq. (Listen to the segment.)