Slate's Mistakes for the Week of Nov. 14, 2011

Slate's mistakes.
Nov. 18 2011 7:05 AM


Slate's mistakes.


Photograph by Gabriela Insuratelu.

In a Nov. 18 "Food," Benjamin Phelan misquoted Herman Cain as saying "pie" when he said "pizza."

In a Nov. 18 "The Slatest" headline, Lauren Hepler misspelled the name of Tahrir Square.

In a Nov. 17 "Culturebox," John Plotz misstated the first name of a library researcher. It is Douglas Galbi, not Chris Galbi.


In a Nov. 17 “Culturebox," June Thomas originally and incorrectly stated that Alias’ Sydney Bristow wore a pink wig in the series’ first episode. It was a red wig.

In a Nov. 17 "Future Tense" blog post, Torie Bosch incorrectly referred to millimeters instead of milliliters.

Because of an editing error, the Nov. 17 "Gallery" misstated the location of the Truman Library and Museum as Washington, D.C. It is in Independence, Mo

In a Nov. 16 "Mouse Trap," Daniel Engber mistakenly described earthworms as a model system for biology. That should have been a reference to the roundworm C. elegans.

In a Nov. 16 “Culturebox,” Bill Wyman stated that the Bruce Springsteen song “Trapped” appeared on his Live/1975-'85 album. That track was released on the We Are the World album

In a Nov. 15 “Brow Beat” entry, David Haglund misidentified the tweeter @anniemal. She is Annie Heckenberger, not the Norwegian pop singer Annie, made famous by her debut album, Anniemal.

In the Nov. 15 “DVD Extras,” Dan Kois stated that Poland had joined the European Union at the time when Krysztof Kieslowski was making his film White. It was lobbying to join the E.U. at that time.

In the Nov. 14 “DoubleX” roundup of the National Book Award finalists, Rachael Larimore misspelled Téa Obreht’s surname.

In a Nov. 12 "Brow Beat" post, David Weigel mistakenly referred to John Philip Sousa as Philip K. Sousa.

In the Nov. 11 "Explainer," Cindy Hong incorrectly stated that Alycia Weinberger is affiliated with Cornell. She is affiliated with the Carnegie Institution for Science.

In a Nov. 9 “Sports Nut” NFL dialogue entry, Josh Levin originally and incorrectly referred to the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune. The newspaper is known as the Eagle-Tribune.

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