Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
Jan. 12 2007 11:14 AM


In the Jan. 11 "Chatterbox," Timothy Noah misspelled the name of Sen. Richard Durbin and identified him as a Republican. Durbin is a Democrat.

In the Jan. 11 "The Highbrow," Meghan O'Rourke originally referred to the "2002 Taiwanese film Infernal Affairs." In fact, Infernal Affairs was made in Hong Kong.


In the Jan. 11 "Sports Nut," Chris Suellentrop originally misspelled the first name of Seattle Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander.

The Jan. 9 "Hot Document" column misspelled the name of Jon Wiener, a historian who obtained the Federal Bureau of Investigation's file on John Lennon.

The Jan. 8 " Explainer" on how to fix undersea cables had the following misleading subtitle: "Electrical repairs at 20,000 leagues." The intended reference to Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was inappropriate—the measurement in Verne's title refers not to a depth under the ocean, but to the distance traveled by submarine.

The Jan. 4 "Sports Nut," originally stated that the term robbers refers to blitzing linebackers or defensive backs. The term typically refers to players who drop into pass coverage.

The Jan. 3 "Hot Document" column misstated the name of an organization called the "North Carolina State Bar" as the "North Carolina State Bar Association." The word association is not part of its name.