Corrections from the past week.

Corrections from the past week.

Corrections from the past week.

Slate's mistakes.
Nov. 7 2003 1:09 PM


A Nov. 5 "Design" article by Christopher Hawthorne misidentified the New York Times' new typeface of choice as Bookman. In fact, the newly favored typeface is Cheltenham. The article also stated that the Times announced its redesign on page A8. The article ran on page C9.

In a Nov. 3 "Explainer," Brendan Koerner incorrectly wrote that Kenyan men had won 12 straight Boston marathons. In fact, Kenyans have won 11 of the past 12 races; a Korean man won in 2001.

A Nov. 3 Culturebox "Mrs. God," originally misidentified the apostle sitting next to Jesus in Leonardo Da Vinci's painting The Last Supper as John the Baptist. The figure represents the apostle John.


A Nov. 3 "Politics" article on the role of Indian tribes in the California recall mistakenly identified Arianna Huffington as a Democrat. In fact, before she withdrew from the race, Huffington was running for California governor as an independent.

In an Oct. 31 "War Stories"column, Fred Kaplan originally referred to Richard Perle simply as "chairman," which may have left the impression he was chairman of the Defense Science Board, which had been mentioned in the same paragraph. In fact, Perle was chairman of the Defense Policy Board.

An Oct. 30 "Assessment" article incorrectly identified certain racial equality cases as school and public accomodations cases brought under the 14th Amendment, when in fact they were cases brought to assure equal justice for black criminal defendants in the South.

An Oct. 29  piece on the economics of suicide originally identified Dave Marcotte as a professor at the University of Maryland, which may have misled some readers. The term "University of Maryland" is generally understood to refer to the university's flagship campus, University of Maryland, College Park. Marcotte is a professor at a different campus, University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

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