Slate on Day to Day for the week of Feb. 21.

Slate on Day to Day for the week of Feb. 21.

Slate on Day to Day for the week of Feb. 21.

Slate stories on NPR's Day to Day.
Feb. 25 2005 7:15 PM

Who Named Oscar?

Friday, Feb. 25, 2005

Summary Judgment: Up and Down, Cursed, Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Mark Jordan Legan offers a roundup of critical comment about the weekend's film releases, including Up And Down, Cursed, and Diary of a Mad Black Woman. Listen to the segment.

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Explainer: Oscar's Origin
Andy Bowers explains how the Academy Award came to be known by the nickname "Oscar." The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates its 77th annual awards presentation this Sunday. Listen to the segment.

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Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005

Today's Blogs: A Blogger Roundup
Jacob Weisberg introduces "Today's Blogs," a daily roundup of noteworthy blogger commentary. Listen to the segment.

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Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005

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Human Nature: A New Retirement Age
As the debate over the future of Social Security continues, William Saletan asks whether 65 is really the right retirement age for a population that's living longer. Listen to the segment.

Ad Report Card: Volkwagen's Test Drives
Seth Stevenson analyzes the newest spate of ads fromVolkswagen, which feature test drive scenarios with a Volkswagen salesman. Listen to the segment.

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Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005

Jurisprudence: The Powers of Eminent Domain
The Supreme Court hears a case on Tuesday that will decide whether local governments may force homeowners to sell their land so that private companies can redevelop the area. Dahlia Lithwick joins NPR's Madeleine Brand to discuss the implications. Listen to the segment.

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Monday, Feb. 21, 2005

Moneybox: Newspapers Eye Online Ad Growth
Daniel Gross says a robust online ad market is the reason why established newspapers like the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times are pouring money into their online components. Listen to the segment.