Corrections from the past week.

Corrections from the past week.

Corrections from the past week.

Slate's mistakes.
July 23 2004 12:09 PM


In the July 23 " Assessmentof Jenna and Barbara Bush, author Michael Crowley originally stated that both young women were wearing Calvin Klein gowns in their Vogue photo spread. In fact, Barbara wore a Calvin Klein gown, but Jenna wore an Oscar de la Renta. Also, Michael Crowley misstated the date of Karla Faye Tucker's execution. Tucker was executed in 1998, not in 2000.


In the July 22 " International Papers," Scott MacMillan originally reported that the U.N. General Assembly vote condemning Israel's West Bank security barrier was 105-6; in fact, the vote was 150-6.

In a July 21 "War Stories," Fred Kaplan originally and incorrectly referred to Sandy Berger's lawyer as "Larry Breuer." The correct first name is Lanny.

In a July 21 "Life and Art," Franklin Bruno misstated the release date of Night and Day. The movie came out in 1946, not 1943. Also the author misstated the opening of Du Barry Was a Lady. The play opened in 1939, not 1944.

In the July 20 "Surfergirl," Dana Stevens originally misstated the name of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as the Church of Mormon; it is informally referred to as the Mormon church.


In a July 19 "Swingers" article, Timothy Noah mistakenly referred to Columbus, Ohio, as "Columbia."

In a July 19 "Dispatch From Kazakhstan," Matthew Yeomans referred to the Energy Information Agency as the Energy Intelligence Agency.

In the July 16 "Surfergirl" article, Dana Stevens originally stated that Something the Lord Made was Mos Def's film debut; his first film performance was actually in God Bless the Child.

In a Sept. 11, 2003, "Jurisprudence" article by Dahlia Lithwick and Julia Turner, Section 505 of the Patriot Act was mistakenly listed as sunsetting in 2005. In fact, the section does not sunset.

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