Slate’s mistakes for the week of March 17.

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of March 17

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of March 17

Slate's mistakes.
March 21 2014 9:45 AM


Slate’s mistakes.

In a March 23 Bad Astronomy, Phil Plait misspelled the name Bernoulli, in the Bernoulli effect.

In a March 21 Moneybox, Jordan Weissmann misspelled New York Times reporter Binyamin Appelbaum's last name.

​In a March 21 Outward, Nathaniel Frank misspelled former President Ronald Reagan's last name.


In a March 21 The World, Joshua Keating misstated the name of Russian commodity trading firm Gunvor.

In a March 20 Bad Astronomy, Phil Plait misspelled physicist Andrei Linde's first name.

In a March 20 DoubleX, Michelle Konstantinovsky misstated the title of the movie Perfect Body

In a March 20 Moneybox, Jordan Weissmann misspelled Starbucks COO Troy Alstead's last name.


In a March 20 Slatest, Katie Long misidentified the seed of Cincinnati's men's basketball team in the NCAA basketball tournament. They were a No. 5 seed, not a No. 7.

In a March 20 The World, Joshua Keating misspelled the Belarusian capital of Minsk.

In a March 20 Weigel, David Weigel misspelled journalist Louie Theroux's last name.

In a March 19 Future Tense, David Rothenberg misspelled Bertolt Brecht's first name.


In a March 19 Technology, Amanda Hess misstated that Christine Fox runs a baking business out of her home. She used to but no longer does.

In a March 19 XX Factor, Katy Waldman misspelled the University of London.

In a March 18 Medical Examiner, Amy Klein misstated that the National Institutes of Health does not fund research on fertility treatments or stem-cell research. Most restrictions on funding such research have been lifted.

In a March 18 Slatest, A.J. McCarthy misspelled the name of Stanford University.


In a March 18 XX Factor, Katy Waldman misidentified The One as Scarlett Johansson's new fragrance. The perfume is made by Dolce and Gabbana, and the actress is paid to endorse it. She also misidentified Johansson's character in Don Juan as a whore.

In a March 17 Wild Things, A.M. Horowitz misspelled the last name of Nicholas Dodman.

In a March 16 Sports Nut interactive, Ben Blatt assigned an incorrect ranking to Providence College's football team, which showed the school reaching the Sweet 16 using the "Football" category. Providence no longer has a football team and would lose to UNC in the first round based on this fact. The interactive also originally showed the University of Arizona losing in the "Cat Lovers" bracket. However, since their mascot is the Wildcat, they would in fact win the "Cat Lovers" bracket.

In a March 15 Future Tense blog post, Jeff Wise misstated that a deadly knife attack apparently perpetrated by Uyghur separatists took place in Xinjiang, China. It occured in Yunnan, China.

The headline for a March 14 Brow Beat misstated that a Superfruit cover of Beyoncé's self-titled fifth album was a cappella. It includes a looped-in piano recording.

In a March 6 Future Tense blog post, Lily Hay Newman misidentifed Menlo Park as Menlo Park City.

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