Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
June 9 2006 10:57 AM


In a June 8 "Explainer," Daniel Engber originally stated that synthetic steroids don't share the same sequence with naturally produced steroids. Since the steroids in question aren't made of chains of amino acids like proteins, they don't have a "sequence," per se. It's more accurate to say that synthetic steroids have a different structure than naturally produced steroids.

In the June 2 "Dilettante," Stephen Metcalf originally misspelled the name of the composer Carl Stalling.


In the June 2 "Television" column, Troy Patterson misspelled the name of Yale professor Stanley Milgram.

In the June 1 "Blogging the Bible," David Plotz misspelled Reuben's name.

In the June 1 "Culturebox," Meghan O'Rourke described Triple-Crown winner War Admiral as "enormous." He was not, though he was larger than his rival, Seabiscuit.

In the May 27 "Undercover Economist," Tim Harford stated that Montgomery Ward's mail-order catalog was first published in 1893. The catalog was launched in 1872.

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