Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
Oct. 1 2010 7:12 AM


In the Sept. 30 "Movies," Dana Stevens originally referred to a frat-like social organization at Harvard as a "finals club." It is known as a final club.

In the Sept. 30 Slate V video, a caption misspelled the last name of Wall Street movie character Gordon Gekko.


In a Sept. 28 "Dismal Science," Ray Fisman referred to San Diego as Santa Diego.

In the Sept. 28 "Creative Pairs," Joshua Wolf Shenk misidentified a test to examine the closeness of creative partners, the Self-Expansion Questionnaire, as the Self-Expansion Quotient. He also incorrectly implied that we is not a first-person pronoun.

In the Sept. 28 "Press Box," Jack Shafer mistakenly referred to a "25 percent low" in newspaper advertising sales. It should have read a "25-year " low. He also mistakenly called the NAA advertising campaign "Newspaper: The Multi-Media." The correct name of the campaign is "Newspaper: The Multi-Medium."

In the Sept. 27 "Jurisprudence," Dahlia Lithwick and Carl Tobias stated the judicial vacancy rate in the Clinton administration reached 4 percent. That was the vacancy rate at the end of the George W. Bush administration.


In the Sept. 27 "Bull-E," Emily Bazelon misspelled the last name of Virginia Quarterly Review Web editor Waldo Jaquith. Also, because of a production error, a photograph of Ted Genoways accompanying the article was originally captioned with Kevin Morrissey's name.

In the Sept. 27 "Press Box," Jack Shafer misspelled the last name of former New YorkTimes publisher Orvil Dryfoos.

In a Sept. 27 "TV Club" entry, John Swansburg misstated the number of abortions that Mad Men character Joan Harris has had. In Episode 3 of this season, it was revealed that she has had two, not three.

In a Sept. 24 "Future Tense," Eli Kintisch misspelled the last name of Nathan Myhrvold.


In the Sept. 24 "Explainer," Christopher Beam misspelled the last name of Greg Lastowka of Rutgers School of Law. He also stated that Roy Orbison sued 2 Live Crew. It was Orbison's songwriting firm, Acuff-Rose Music, that sued the group.

In the Sept. 24 "Life and Art," Fred Kaplan stated that the Supreme Court ruled that James Joyce's Ulysses was exempt from obscenity laws. It was a lower federal court that made that ruling.

In a Sept. 23 "Future Tense," James Rodger Fleming misspelled the first name of Ernie Ray.

In a Sept. 23  "Future Tense," Jeff Goodell incorrectly stated that we're dumping nearly 9 billion tons of CO2 into the atmosphere each year. That figure represents the total amount of carbon, not CO2.

In the Sept. 15 "Creative Pairs," Joshua Wolf Shenk misspelled the name of the Indica Gallery, where John Lennon and Yoko Ono met.

In a slide show accompanying Timothy Noah's September series, "The Great Divergence," one graph misreported the ratio of Asian median income to white median income in 2008 as 1.82. In fact, it was 1.18.

Due to a copy-editing error on the "Cover Photo Credits" page on Sept. 29, a credit misidentified Tori Amos as Tori Spelling.

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