Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
June 23 2006 7:49 AM


In the July 6 "Dilettante," a quote was misattributed to the main character in The Searchers, Ethan Edwards. The quotation has been removed.

In the June 28 "War Stories," Michael A. Levi said that the United States "has never shot down a satellite." Although it has never shot down an enemy satellite, the United States shot down a NASA satellite in September 1985.


In a June 20 "Blogging the Bible," David Plotz wrote that a scene when Fredo Corleone welcomes Michael to Las Vegas with a party occurred in Godfather II. The scene is in The Godfather.

In the June 20 "Politics," John Dickerson originally and incorrectly said that Joe Lieberman voted with Republicans interceding in Terri Schiavo's care. The Senate vote was a Sunday voice vote with only three senators. Lieberman was not among them. He did, however, say he supported the effort.

A June 20 "Science," Gregg Easterbrook misstated the dates of hurricanes Charley, Frances, and Ivan. They hit Florida in 2004, not 2005.

In a June 19 "Culturebox," Jonathan Lethem misidentified the time and place at which Frank Gehry made certain remarks about the Atlantic Yards development in Brooklyn. The occasion was a public seminar sponsored by the New York Times in January, 2006. In addition, the name of the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower was misspelled, and the Manhattan Municipal Building was misidentified as the Federal Building. A production error caused a photograph of Brooklyn's Atlantic Terminal mall to be substituted for a photograph of the neighboring Atlantic Center mall.

In a June 19 "Slate Timeline," David Plotz originally said that Witold Rybczynski was our first architecture critic. Christopher Hawthorne was Slate's architecture critic from 2002-2004.

In a June 17 "Today's Papers," Daniel Politi incorrectly claimed that the Los Angeles Times led with an article about the Red Cross archiving Holocaust documents. The lead story was about a House vote on the Iraq war resolution.

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