Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
May 25 2007 11:09 AM


In the May 25 "DVD Extras," Reihan Salam misidentified the retailer of a certain style of polo shirt. A fox logo signifies J.C. Penney, not Sears.

In the May 22 "Blogging the Bible," David Plotz initially misspelled Fiorello LaGuardia's first name.


In the May 21 "Explainer," Michelle Tsai asserted that a vote of no confidence in the British parliamentary system can force a change in government. A successful vote results in the government's resignation and a new election. The same party could, in theory, return to power.

In the May 18 "Jurisprudence," Richard L. Hasen cited a study by Lorraine Minnite and connected her to Columbia University. Minnite is employed by Barnard College.

In the May 18 "The Spectator," Ron Rosenbaum mistakenly stated that Tim McGraw wrote "Live Like You Were Dying." The song was written by Tim Nichols and Craig Wiseman.

In the May 17 "Jurisprudence," Frank Bowman incorrectly stated that Marc Schiff is the former mayor of Albuquerque, N.M. Schiff is an architect in the city.

In the May 15 "Medical Examiner," Jon Cohen stated that author Helen Epstein discussed a large study of five African cities with different HIV prevalences only in the footnotes of her book, The Invisible Cure. The discussion of the study appeared in the endnotes in the galley of the book sent by the publisher to reviewers. In the book's final edition, the discussion was moved into the main text.

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