Slate’s mistakes for the week of April 27.

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of April 27

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of April 27

Slate's mistakes.
May 1 2015 4:02 AM


Slate’s mistakes.

In a May 1 Culturebox, Virginia Postrel misspelled the name of the Louvre’s Inopos bust of Alexander the Great. She also misstated the technology artist Cosmo Wenman used to scan the Venushe made a 3-D photocapture, not a laser scan.

In an April 29 Brow Beat, Sharan Shetty misstated that Irrational Man would be released on July 24. It will be released on July 17. 

In an April 29 Sports Nut, Robert Weintraub misstated that Roy Jones Jr. and Bernard Hopkins had never fought. They never fought in their respective primes.


In an April 29 Users, Amanda Hess misquoted Kathryn Brown as saying that it’s standard for lawyers to request an opponent’s full social media account history. Many requests concern a specific period of time.

In an April 29 XXFactor, Alison Griswold misspelled Washington Post reporter Christopher Ingraham’s last name.

In an April 28 Bad Astronomy, Phil Plait misspelled climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe’s first name.

In an April 28 Bad Astronomy, Phil Plait misstated that there had only been two launches of the Soyuz 2-1a. There have been 20.


In an April 28 Behold, David Rosenberg misspelled Rolleiflex, a type of camera.

In an April 28 Brow Beat, Sharan Shetty suggested that the Beatles needed to dig deep into their back catalog while on tour. They stuck to set lists of around 12 to 13 of the same songs throughout their tours in the mid-’60s. The sentence has been removed. 

In an April 28 Culturebox, Justin Pepers misstated that a community leader told the Baltimore Sun’s Justin Fenton, “These kids are just angry.” Fenton’s colleague Erica L. Green collected the quote.

In an April 27 Brow Beat, Rachael Larimore misspelled the name Targaryen.


Due to an editing error, an April 27 The Gist misspelled trongs, a new utensil.

In an April 27 Schooled, Alexandria Neason misstated the four-year principal-retention rate within the Knowledge Is Power Program. It was 82 percent last year, not 92 percent.

In an April 27 Slatest, Josh Voorhees misstated that Baltimore is the capital of Maryland. Annapolis is the capital.​

In an April 27 TV Club, John Swansburg misspelled the name of Ken Cosgrove’s favorite vintner, Chateau Margaux. 

In an April 27 XX Factor, Amanda Marcotte misspelled Rebecca Hamilton’s last name.

A photo caption in an April 26 Behold mispelled the city of Asheville, North Carolina. 

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