Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
April 10 2009 6:53 AM


In the April 8 "Faith-Based," Michael Lukas misidentified the Egyptian sun god Aton as Akhenaton.

In the April 8 "Today's Papers," Daniel Politi stated that Obama's recent trip to Europe and the Middle East was his first abroad. Obama had previously been to Canada.

In the April 7 "Jurisprudence," Dan Redman relied on an Associated Press story that incorrectly states that the Oxford English Dictionary has a draft entry, yet to be published, in which the definition of marriage includes the phrase "long-term relationships between partners of the same sex." The OED's definition of marriage has recognized same-sex marriage since 2000. The fact that the OED's entry is headed with the note "Draft revision Mar. 2009" does not mean that that's when the entry first appeared in this form. It means that revisions to the entry—though not related to the same-sex marriage point—were published at that time.

In an April 7 "XX Factor" post, E.J. Graff originally wrote that she wanted to run up to Burlington, Vt., to kiss every legislator who voted in favor of gay marriage. Vermont legislators work out of the state capital, Montpelier.

Due to a copy-editing error, an April 6 "Politics" misstated the math behind the St. Petersburg Paradox.

In the April 6 "Webhead," Christopher Beam misspelled the name of Symantec Security Response.


In an April 6 "XX Factor" post, Jessica Grose incorrectly stated that a suicidal Twitter user was in San Diego, Calif. She was in San Jose.

In the April 3 "Faith-Based," Michael Sean Winters misidentified the century in which William Byrd composed his "Ave Verum."

In the April 3 "Sports Nut," Charlie P. Pierce originally stated that the 1974 NCAA Tournament took place 25 years ago; it took place 35 years ago.

In the April 2 "Family," Emily Bazelon got a word wrong in quoting the Star Wars character Obi-Wan Kenobi. Obi-Wan says, "I shall become more powerful," not "I shall come back more powerful."

In a March 6 "Jurisprudence," Julian Davis Mortenson said Augusto Pinochet was the ex-dictator of Argentina. He was from Chile.

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