Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
June 11 2010 6:58 AM


In a June 10 "Books," Judith Shulevitz implied that the novel American Type ends with a marriage. That's the novel's climax, but it ends with the death of Ira's wife and Ira's determination to keep writing.

In an item in the June 10 " Slatest," Jessica Loudis mistakenly listed the GOP nominee for Kentucky as Ron Paul. The nominee is Rand Paul.


In a June 9 "Slatest" item, Nicholas Jackson mistakenly cited a CNN article as saying that both of Benigno Aquino III's parents had been elected president of the Philippines. His father never served in that position.

In the June 7 " Ad Report Card," Seth Stevenson misspelled the last name of director Alejandro González Iñárritu as Iñáritu.

In the June 3 "Books" article, Johann Hari cited the wrong date for the passage of the 18th Amendment and suggested that women gained the right to vote before, rather than after, the passage of Prohibition. He also misspelled the last name of Frederick Douglass as "Douglas."

In a June 3 " DoubleX," Jessica Olien confused the exact timing of the protests and looting in Thailand.

In an Oct. 19, 2006, "Moneybox," Daniel Gross erroneously stated that his guide in South Africa, Gugu Msibi, grew up in exile. She grew up in the United States but was not in exile. He also misidentified her parents as African National Congress activists; while they are ANC members, she did not say they were activists.

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