Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
Jan. 15 2010 6:47 AM


In the Jan. 16 "Foreigners," Anne Applebaum incorrectly stated that Haitian President René Préval had left the country.

In a Jan. 14 "Human Nature" column, Jenny Rogers originally misspelled Esfandyar Batmanghelidj's last name.


In the Jan. 13 "Explainer," Christopher Beam incorrectly implied that any amount of sand weakens concrete. Sand is an ingredient of concrete. Too much sand, however, weakens it.

In the Jan. 13 "Architecture," Witold Rybczynski mistakenly wrote that the Petronas Towers are in Singapore. They are in Kuala Lumpur.

In the Jan. 13 "Press Box," Jack Shafer misstated one of Conan O'Brien's catchphrases. It is "Keep cool, my babies," not "Don't worry, my babies."

In the Jan. 13 "Supreme Court Dispatches," a photo caption identified a pictured hat as a referee's cap. Referees wear white caps, not black.

In the Jan. 11 "Slatest," Jessica Loudis incorrectly stated that Dos Equis and Tecate make up 40 percent of the U.S. imported-beer market. It's Corona and Heineken that make up that market share.

In the Jan. 8 "Drink," Mike Steinberger listed the price of the 2007 Coltibuono Chianti Classico RS Selection as $11. It retails for $16.

In the Jan. 8 "Television," Troy Patterson stated the wrong release date for The Book of Eli.

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