Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
Jan. 22 2010 7:18 AM


In a Jan. 21 "Sports Nut," Doug Farrar originally misstated the number of times New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis had the ball thrown in his direction during the 2009 regular season. Revis has been targeted 108 times according to Scouts Inc., not 65.

In the Jan. 18 "Well-Traveled" entry, Elisabeth Eaves incorrectly referred to a lighthouse on Point Grey.


In the Jan. 17 "Fighting Words," Christopher Hitchens incorrectly asserted that San Francisco had not been hit by an earthquake since 1906.

In the Jan. 16 "Foreigners," Anne Applebaum incorrectly stated that Haitian President René Préval was out of the country. She also incorrectly described the province of Aceh, Indonesia, as an island.

In the Jan. 13 "Explainer," Christopher Beam incorrectly wrote that a 6.0 magnitude earthquake produces fewer aftershocks than a 5.0 earthquake. A larger quake produces more aftershocks.

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