Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
Dec. 12 2008 7:11 AM


In the Dec. 10 "Press Box," Jack Shafer mistakenly referred to an "indictment" in the Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich case when he should have referred to a "complaint."

In the Dec. 8 "Books," Anne Applebaum referred to Jonathan Brent's new book as Inside the Soviet Archives. The correct title is Inside the Stalin Archives.

In the Dec. 8 "Technology," Farhad Manjoo originally criticized SnapTell's iPhone application for failing to recognize products like a bag of Cheez-Its and a bottle of Arm & Hammer laundry detergent. The SnapTell application is designed to identify only books, CDs, DVDs, and video games.

In the Dec. 7 "Today's Papers," David Sessions mislabeled the name of the New York Times "Week in Review" section as the "Weekend" section. The column also incorrectly stated that Senate Republicans want lawmakers to cut costs and reduce debt at auto companies—it's the automakers themselves who Republicans want to do the cost-cutting—and misstated the cost of state road and school programs awaiting federal cash. Those projects total an estimated $136 billion, not $136 million.

In the Dec. 5 "Explainer," Christopher Beam incorrectly stated that the hippocampus is responsible for short-term memory. It is believed to help convert short-term memory to long-term memory.

In a Dec. 5 "XX Factor" post, Marjorie Valbrun wrote that only two black female nonmodels besides Michelle Obama had ever appeared on the cover of Vogue: Oprah Winfrey and Jennifer Hudson. The post neglected to mention Marion Jones, who appeared on the January 2001 Vogue cover.

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