Slate on Day to Day for the week of Aug. 22.

Slate on Day to Day for the week of Aug. 22.

Slate on Day to Day for the week of Aug. 22.

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Aug. 26 2005 5:50 PM

Fractured Fairy Tales

Friday, Aug. 26, 2005

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Summary Judgment: The Brothers Grimm, Undiscovered, The Cave
Fairy tales, struggling actors, and stranded scientists want your movie dollars this weekend—but are any of them worth the cash? Mark Jordan Legan looks at what the critics are saying about this week's new movie releases, including The Brothers Grimm, Undiscovered, and TheCave. Listen to the segment.

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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005

Explainer: Counterfeit U.S. "Super Notes"
A massive, multistate FBI sting last weekend netted millions of dollars worth in drugs, counterfeit cigarettes, and high-quality fake $100 bills.Andy Bowers explains why the so-called "super notes" are causing such concern. Listen to the segment.

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Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005

War Stories: America 1787 vs. Iraq 2005
Madeleine Brand speaks with Fred Kaplan about President George Bush's inaccurate comparison of the establishment of an Iraqi constitution to the "growing pains" of the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. Listen to the segment.

Jurisprudence: Huge Vioxx Loss for Merck
A Texas court has ordered the drug company Merck to pay $250 million to the widow of a man who took the prescription pain-killer Vioxx and later died of a heart attack. The company faces thousands of other lawsuits connected to the drug. Madeleine Brand speaks with Dahlia Lithwick about how the pharmaceutical giant could handle potential new legal battles. Listen to the segment.