Slate's Mistakes for the Week of July 23, 2012

Slate's mistakes.
July 27 2012 5:44 AM

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In a July 26 "XX Factor" post, Alyssa Rosenberg described the movie Winter’s Bone as set in “Appalachian meth country.” It is set in the Ozarks.

In a July 25 "Technology," Will Oremus misstated the name of the roadway that runs along the west side of Manhattan. It's the West Side Highway, not the West End Highway.

In a July 24 “Technology," Farhad Manjoo originally misspelled the last name of Robert Kahn.

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In a July 23 “Five-Ring Circus” piece, Michael J. Socolow originally and incorrectly stated that rower Joseph Rantz had the nickname “Shorty.” That moniker belonged to his teammate George Hunt. A photo caption in the piece also originally misidentified one of the rowers in a photo of the U.S. Olympic team in Indian headdresses. The man pictured is George Hunt, not Gordon Adam.

In a July 23 “Moneybox,” Matthew Yglesias stated that Vince Gray was Washington's incumbent mayor in the last election. Adrian Fenty was the incumbent candidate in the 2010 mayoral election.

In the July 23 “Politics,” David Weigel misspelled Lindsey Graham’s first name.

Due to an editing error, a July 23 "Five-Ring Circus" blog post misspelled the last name of Oscar Pistorius. This post also stated that visually impaired soccer players wear blindfolds so "those who see more than others gain an unfair advantage." They wear blindfolds so they don't gain an advantage.

In a July 20 "Small Business," Matthew Yglesias omitted a word and stated that cash-discount arrangements on retail transactions are widespread. They are not.

In a July 19 “Brow Beat,” Troy Patterson misidentified F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel This Side of Paradise as "The Side of Paradise."

In the July 9 “Chromosomes,” Sam Kean stated that all creatures have two copies of each gene, one from each of its parents. This is not always the case.

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