Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
July 23 2010 3:51 PM


A photograph accompanying the July 23 "Spectator," by Ron Rosenbaum, originally depicted Nicolas Nabokov instead of Vladimir Nabokov.

A July 22 "Technology" column by Farhad Manjoo originally and incorrectly referred to HTC as a Korean company. It is based in Taiwan.


In a July 20 " Politics," Jeremy Singer-Vine incorrectly stated the number of correction notices that Politico published after Slate sent the site's editors a list of unacknowledged errors. Politico had added corrections to 10 articles rather than six. (Here is list of the articles Politico corrected.) Slate's report also misquoted Politico Deputy Managing Editor Tim Grieve as referring to a "substantial rework" of an earlier piece; his phrase was "substantially reworked." Additionally, Slate's report mischaracterized an error in a Politico article about sexual-harassment allegations against Al Gore: The Politico story had originally stated that Howard Kurtz published the Washington Post's first report of the allegations—not, as Slate mistakenly said, the first report overall—an error that Politico corrected before being contacted by Slate. Finally, the original article failed to note that many of the changes Politico made to its stories would have been permitted under Slate's own corrections policy.

In the July 19 "Food," Deborah Blum misspelled the last name of Franz von Soxhlet.

In a July 16 "Politics," John Dickerson misspelled Sonia Sotomayor's first name. Also, research contributed by intern Rebecca Kaplan misstated that Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has an unverified Twitter account. Daniels' account is verified.

In the July 15 "Elements," Sam Kean stated that the Prius uses fuel cells. It does not.

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