Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
Feb. 26 2010 7:06 AM


A Feb. 25 "Five Ring Circus" article originally misidentified the Chinese skier who crashed in the women's freestyle aerials competition. It was Xu Mengtao, not Xinxin Guo.

In the Feb. 24 "Prescriptions," Timothy Noah erroneously referred to Mitch McConnell as the Senate majority leader. He's the Senate minority leader. He also referred to Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., as Sen. Ben Nelson. Sen. Ben Nelson is a Democrat from Nebraska.


In a headline in the Feb. 24 " Slatest," Meredith Simons misidentified Joe Harry as a pollster. Harry is a blogger and student who analyzes poll results, but he does not conduct polling.

In the Feb. 23 "Explainer," Christopher Beam incorrectly identified Vioxx as a cholesterol medication. It is an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat arthritis and acute pain.

In the Feb. 22 "DoubleX," Jessica Grose originally stated that Tyler and Catelynn from Season 1 of MTV's 16 and Pregnant had a closed adoption. They did not.

Because of an editing error, the Feb. 19 "DoubleX" slide show described two rules about whether boys or girls wear pink as contradictory. There was no contradiction in the examples. The article also gave the incorrect subtitle for Jo B. Paoletti's book: It's Pink and Blue: Telling the Boys From the Girls in America, not Telling the Books From the Girls in America.

In the Feb. 19 "Explainer," Juliet Lapidos referenced a "Jacobin" uprising. She was referring to a Jacobite uprising.

In the Feb. 19 "Medical Examiner," Deborah Blum originally and incorrectly said that the 18th Amendment banned the sale and consumption of alcohol. It banned the manufacture, sale, or transportation of alcohol, not consumption.

In the Jan. 15 "Gallery," Camilo Jose Vergara misidentified the Davison Freeway in Detroit as the Davidson Freeway.

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