Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
June 22 2007 10:52 AM


In the June 20 "Explainer," Christopher Beam mistakenly stated that a small parts cylinder is designed to simulate a child's esophagus. It's not actually meant to simulate one body part or another but rather to contain any object that could conceivably be swallowed.

In the June 19 "Spectator," Ron Rosenbaum mistakenly attributed the Pulp Fiction quote "That's a bold statement" to Samuel L. Jackson's character. It was John Travolta's character who delivered the line. Also, due to an editing error, Rosanne Cash's first name was misspelled.


In the June 18 "Hot Document," Bonnie Goldstein linked the name "Robert H. Bork" to a bio of his son, Robert H. Bork Jr. In addition, she misidentified Hastings College of the Law as "University of California at San Francisco." Hastings is part of the University of California, and it is located in San Francisco, but it is not affiliated with UCSF.

In the June 18 "Press Box," Jack Shafer misspelled the name of Berkeley's Haas School of Business.

In the June 15 "Explainer," Christopher Beam mistakenly stated that George Washington was a general during the French and Indian War. He began as a lieutenant colonel and was promoted to colonel in 1755.

In the June 15 "Moneybox," Daniel Gross misstated the first name of the Secretary of Defense. It's Robert Gates, not William Gates.


In the June 14 "Politics," John Dickerson incorrectly said that former Reagan Labor Secretary Ray Donovan was convicted on larceny and fraud charges. He was indicted but later acquitted.

In the June 11 "Gearbox," Paul Boutin misidentified the actor who drove a Studebaker Avanti in the movie Gattaca. It was Ethan Hawke, not Jude Law.

In a June 11 "Weddings," Meghan O'Rourke misidentified a certain type of ring as a right-finger ring; the ring in question is a right-hand ring.

In a March 28 "Memoir Week," John Dickerson misspelled the name of his childhood nanny. The correct spelling is Veronika.

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