Slate's Mistakes for the Week of Jan. 7, 2013

Slate's mistakes.
Jan. 11 2013 5:05 AM


Slate's mistakes.

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In a Jan. 11 “Television,” Troy Patterson misspelled basically everyone’s name. It’s Hannah Horvath, not Hannah Hovrath; Marnie is played by Allison Williams, not Alison Williams; and Ray is played by Alex Karpovsky, not Zosia Mamet.

In a Jan. 10 "Brow Beat" post, David Haglund misstated the film for which Steven Spielberg received his latest Oscar nomination. It is Lincoln, not Tree of Life.

In a Jan. 10 “Jurisprudence,” Richard L. Hasen misattributed a quote to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. Kollar-Kotelly joined a concurring opinion written by Judge John Bates.

In a Jan. 10 “Politics,” John Dickerson stated that John Kerry will be the first white male secretary of State in 15 years. He'll be the first in 16 years. He also wrote that the White House employs almost even numbers of men and women. The White House employs more women than men. Lastly, he misspelled Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen's first name.

Due to an editing error, a Jan. 10 "Technology" originally and incorrectly stated that 70 percent of men in Azerbaijan have ever used the Internet. Thirty percent of men there have.

In a Jan. 10 “TV Club,” Katy Waldman identified the ninth episode of the first season of Nashville as the first episode of the show’s second season.

In a Jan. 9 “Future Tense” blog post, Joelle Renstrom incorrectly stated that Internet-connected devices outnumber Americans by 1 million. They outnumber Americans by 100 million.

In a Jan. 9 “Science,” Brian Switek misstated the first name of dinosaur reconstruction expert Robert Gaston.

In a Jan. 9 “Technology,” Will Oremus misstated the age at which the CDC recommends children get flu shots. It's 6 months, not 6 years.

In a Jan. 8 "Technology," Farhad Manjoo originally said “Apple’s Android and Google’s iOS” rather than “Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android.”

In a Jan. 7 "Brow Beat" post, Forrest Wickman misstated the age of Sol Yurick at the time of his death. He was in his late 80s, not his late 70s.

In the Jan. 7 “Doers,” Tom Vanderbilt incorrectly described the District of Columbia as a county.

In a Jan. 4 “Books,” Seth Stevenson wrote that Ikea's typeface was once Futura. It was a customized version of Futura.

In a Jan. 4 “Books,” John Lingan misidentified actor James Baskett as John Baskett.

The text accompanying the Dec. 31 “Hang Up and Listen” podcast misidentified the Russell Athletic Bowl as the Rutgers Athletic Bowl.

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