Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
Feb. 5 2010 7:09 AM


In a Feb. 3 "Prescriptions," Timothy Noah identified Avastin as an anti-cholesterol drug. Avastin is an anti-cancer drug.

In a Feb. 3 entry of " TV Club," Chadwick Matlin listed "The Numbers" in Lost as 4, 8, 15, 16, 24, 42. They are 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42. He also misspelled the name of Ilana's henchman Bram.


In a February 2 "The Oscars," Joe Keohane misspelled the name of a mythical beast from the Star Wars universe. It is a tauntaun, not a tonton.

In the Feb. 2 " The Slatest," Meredith Simon incorrectly described The Hurt Locker as a documentary.

In the Feb. 2 "Technology," Farhad Manjoo originally misstated the year Apple introduced the iMac. It was 1998, not 1988.

In the Feb. 1 "Dispatches" slide show, Matthew Power quoted a needle-exchange slogan as "Make it your gig to recycle your rig." The slogan is "Make it your gig to return your rig."

In the Feb. 1 " The Slatest," Jessica Loudis incorrectly wrote that the proposed spending for NASA's "space taxi" program was $6 million. It is $6 billion.

In the Jan. 29 "Explainer," Brian Palmer misidentified one of the sources for the column, Tony Ascroft, as Paul Judkins. Mr. Judkins, also an expert on 3-D filmmaking, was not consulted for this article.

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