Slate on Day to Day for the week of Oct. 6.

Slate on Day to Day for the week of Oct. 6.

Slate on Day to Day for the week of Oct. 6.

Slate stories on NPR's Day to Day.
Oct. 10 2003 4:26 PM

Slate on NPR's Day to Day

Friday, Oct. 10, 2003

Summary Judgment: Kill Bill, Intolerable Cruelty, Mystic River
Writer Mark Legan boils down the critical reviews for this week's new movies, including Kill Bill, Intolerable Cruelty, and Mystic River. (Listen to the segment.)

Assessment: Tarantino's Influence on Film
With this weekend's release of the Quentin Tarantino's new movie Kill Bill, Slate Assessment columnist Chris Suellentrop talks about the impact the director has had on modern filmmaking. (Listen to the segment.)

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Kausfiles: Post-Recall Clichés
Slate
blogger Mickey Kaus leaves us a voice-mail with his ruminations on the top three post-recall clichés. (Listen to the segment.)

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Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003

Dear Prudence: Dad's Racy Letters
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contributor Margo Howard dispenses advice to a daughter who's found some racy letters her father recently wrote to another woman. (Listen to the segment.)

Explainer: Keeping Tigers as Pets
Slate assistant editor Ed Finn answers this topical question: "What would it take to keep a tiger as a pet in your home?" (Listen to the segment.)

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Kausfiles: California's Recall Hangover
NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with Slate contributor Mickey Kaus about the political landscape in California the morning after the state's recall election. (Listen to the segment.)

War Stories: The Kay WMD Report
NPR's Madeleine Brand is joined by Slate military analyst Fred Kaplan, who explains what is—and is not—in U.N. weapons inspector David Kay's recent report about evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Saddam Hussein's Iraq. (Listen to the segment.)

Everyday Economics: Kids' Gender and Divorce
Economist Steven E. Landsburg talks to NPR's Alex Chadwick about a study that indicates couples who only have daughters are more likely to get divorced than couples who have only sons. (Listen to the segment.)

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Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003

Books: Madonna's The English Roses
Slate
contributor Polly Shulman reviews The English Roses, Madonna's children's book. (Listen to the segment.)

Ad Report Card: Jewel's Razor Commercial
Slate
contributor Rob Walker reviews a new TV advertisement for a razor that features music by the singer-songwriter Jewel. (Listen to the segment.)

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Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003

Jurisprudence: The Supreme Court Case Lineup
Slate
senior editor Dahlia Lithwick has a preview of the major cases the Supreme Court is likely to hear in its new term, which begins this week. (Listen to the segment.)

Chatterbox: Nepotism in U.S. Government
Slate senior writer Timothy Noah talks with writer Adam Bellows, author of In Praise of Nepotism, about the importance of family in political culture and how it relates to the White House leak of a CIA operative's name. (Listen to the segment.)

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Monday, Oct. 6, 2003

Michael Kinsley: Elements of a Scandal
Slate founding editor Michael Kinsley joins NPR's Alex Chadwick to discuss the seemingly random elements that can turn a story into a long-running scandal. (Listen to the segment.)