Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of March 24

Slate's mistakes.
March 28 2014 4:26 AM

Corrections

Slate’s mistakes.

In a March 28 Bad Astronomy, Phil Plait misspelled scientist Katharine Hayhoe's last name.

In a March 27 Culturebox, several puzzles in the Wheel of Fortune interactive by Ben Blatt did not include some given letters, such as R or T, or offered an incorrect letter, such as C instead of G. These have been fixed.

Due to a production error, a photo caption in a March 27 Medical Examiner misstated that the photo showed an execution by firing squad in 1806. The photo shows a re-enactment of that mass execution.

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In a March 27 Moneybox post, Jordan Weissmann incorrectly described the UNC essay Mary Willingham displayed on an ESPN segment as having been assigned in one of UNC's "paper courses." On March 28 she clarified on Twitter that it was actually written for a standard introductory course.

In a March 27 XX Factor, Rachael Larimore misspelled Boston Globe reporter Neil Swidey's last name.

In a March 26 Low Concept, Chris Kirk, L.V. Anderson and Forrest Wickman’s Relationship Status Goop-ifier misstated that Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are deeply unyoked. Paltrow and Martin are consciously uncoupled.

In a March 26 Weigel, David Weigel misidentified Rhode Island state Sen. Josh Miller as Jeff Miller.

In a March 25 XX Factor, Katy Waldman misspelled Dwyane Wade's first name. 

In a March 25 Vault, Rebecca Onion misidentified the location of the 75-mm gun on the M3 tank, and failed to mention that the multibank engine was also used in the M4. Additionally, a photograph originally included in the post was misidentified in the source material as showing a wartime assembly line building Pershing tanks. In actuality, the tanks were Pattons, meaning that the photo must have been taken in the postwar era. The image was removed and replaced with a photo of wartime workers at the River Rouge plant. 

In a March 24 Bad Astronomy, Phil Plait misspelled astronomer David Kaufmann's last name.

In the March 24 Behold, Jordan Teicher misspelled the Swiss town of Lausanne.

In a March 24 Brow Beat, Dee Lockett misstated that The Black Keys' El Camino came out four years ago. It came out on Dec. 6, 2011.

In a March 24 Cross-Pollination, Will Oremus misstated that Blue Bottle has given stock options to its baristas. Some administrators and managers have received stock options, but the company’s baristas so far have not. 

In a March 24 Outward , J. Bryan Lowder misspelled U.C.-Berkeley. 

In a March 24 XX Factor, Amanda Hess misidentified Juliet Bond as Julia Bond.

In a March 24 The World, Joshua Keating misstated the name of the National Security Agency.

In a March 24 The World, Joshua Keating misstated that Germany plans to have 100 percent of its power provided by renewable sources by 2050. The goal is 80 percent.

Due to an editing error, a March 23 DoubleX misspelled author Tim Kreider’s first name.

In a March 21 DoubleX, Dahlia Lithwick misstated that Alabama Sen. Howell Heflin called Anita Hill a “scorned woman” and was attacking her. However, “scorned woman” was part of a longer colloquy that involved Heflin questioning Hill’s motives for lying. He was trying to support her.

A July 17, 2013 Atlas Obscura misstated that visitors to the Japanese island of Miyakejima are required to carry a gas mask. Gas masks are strongly recommended but not required.  

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