In a Jan. 28 "Browbeat," Jody Rosen misspelled the names of Allen Ginsberg and Bernard Malamud.
In a Jan. 27 "Slatest" item, Jessica Loudis incorrectly stated that the total number of airline passengers in 2009 was the lowest since World War II. The percentage decline was the largest.
In the Jan. 26 "Human Nature" on the importance of computers, William Saletan noted that in the week after Haiti's earthquake, a campaign for $10 text-message donations to the Red Cross raised $25 million. Relying on his own brain, Saletan then calculated the number of responses as 250,000. He should have used a computer. The correct numbers is 2.5 million.
In the Jan. 26 "Politics," Christopher Beam misspelled Lilly Ledbetter's name.
In a Jan. 26 item in "The Slatest," Jessica Loudis misspelled the name of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist.
In a Jan. 26 item in "The Slatest," Meredith Simons stated that the shell of radiation from the Earth's analog signals once spread 50 million light-years in every direction. It is 50 light-years. She also mistakenly wrote about a proposed federal deficit commission, "Republicans said they were afraid the panel would recommend tax cuts; Democrats said they were afraid the panel would recommend spending on social programs." The cited article stated that Republicans were worried the panel would push for tax increases and Democrats feared spending cuts.
In the Jan. 15 "Transport," Tom Vanderbilt incorrectly described Wal-Mart as having "launched in the 1980s." The retail chain did expand considerably in that decade, but the first discount store opened in 1962.