Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of July7

Slate's mistakes.
July 11 2014 4:00 AM

Corrections

Slate’s mistakes.

In a July 12 Slatest, Daniel Politi misspelled Michel Vorm's last name. 

Due to a production error, the photo caption in a July 11 Medical Examiner misidentified cells infected with smallpox as smallpox itself.

In a July 11 Moneybox blog post, Liz Welch misstated Diane von Furstenberg's age as 68. She's 67.

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In a July 11 Sports Nut, Josh Levin misquoted LeBron James’ comments about Cavaliers players Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters. He said he “can help elevate” them, not that he “can help evaluate” them.

In a July 10 Brow Beat, Eliza Berman misstated the name of John Legend's most recent album. It is called Love In the Future, not Love Is in the Future.

In a July 10 Culturebox, Seth Stevenson misspelled the title of James Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

In a July 10 Sports Nut, Josh Levin misstated that LeBron James’ website shows him holding two championship trophies. He's holding a championship trophy and a Finals MVP trophy.

In a July 9 Drink, Pete Mortensen misidentified Goose Island’s Lolita and Madame Rose as saisons. Although they share a sour flavor profile with the tart saison Sofie, Lolita is a wine-barrel aged Belgian pale ale and Madame Rose is a Flanders-style Old Bruin.

In a July 9 Slatest, Ben Mathis-Lilley misstated that Lorena Bobbitt cut off her husband's penis in 1994. The incident occurred in 1993.

In a July 9 The Spot, Jeremy Stahl misstated that Jack van Gelder cried, “BERGKAMP! BERGKAMP! BERGKAMP!” He cried, “DENNIS BERGKAMP! DENNIS BERGKAMP! DENNIS BERGKAMP!”

In a July 8 Moneybox blog post, Jordan Weissmann misspelled the name of performer Deadmau5. 

In a July 9 Slatest, Ben Mathis-Lilley misspelled the name of the Caribbean Sea. 

In a July 8 The Spot, Joshua Keating misspelled the last name of German soccer player André Schürrle.

In a July 8 The Spot, Josh Levin misstated that Brazil has the most goals in World Cup history. Germany passed Brazil’s record in the first half of Tuesday’s semifinal. The Germans now have 223 all-time World Cup goals to Brazil’s 221.

In a July 7 Books, Karina Longworth misstated the name of the fictional film festival in Amy Sohn's novel The Actress. It is the Mile’s End Film Festival, not the Mile End Film Festival. 

 In a July 7 Medical Examiner, Julie F. Kay and Michele Stranger Hunter misstated that One Key Question helps providers comply with a new quality metric for health care in Oregon that requires sites to report the proportion of women in their practices who are using effective contraception (among those who do not want to become pregnant). In fact, although sites may be required to report this data in the future, at present data about contraception use is collected through telephone surveys. The original sentence has been removed from the article.

In a July 7 Outward, Marc Naimark misstated that the $16 billion the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria had devoted to fighting AIDS through 2013 was the funding for the single year of 2013. It's how much the organization spent between 2002 and 2013.

In a July 7 Slatest, Ben Mathis-Lilley misstated that the suspects who confessed to Palestinian 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir's murder were teenagers. The six individuals arrested for the crime range in age from 16 to 25, but the ages of the suspects who confessed are not yet known.

In the July 7 The Gist, Steve Elliott's last name was misspelled. 

Due to an editing error, a July 7 The Spot misstated that there were 51 “cautions” in Brazil’s victory over Chile. There were 51 fouls.

In a July 7 XX Factor, Amanda Marcotte misspelled Rep. Aaron Schock's last name. 

In a July 7 XX Factor, Jessica Grose misspelled Kirsten Gillibrand's last name.

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