Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
Dec. 17 2010 7:01 AM


Red pen.

On Slate's Dec. 17 home page, a headline for a review of the new Tron movie implied it was a remake of the 1982 original. It is a sequel to that movie.

In the Dec. 16 "Press Box," Jack Shafer misspelled Dianne Feinstein's first name. He also misstated the title of one of W. Joseph Campbell's books. It is The Year That Defined American Journalism:1897 and the Clash of Paradigms (not 1896). And he misstated Nancy Soderberg's title. She held the rank of ambassador at the United Nations but was not the ambassador.


In a Dec. 16 "Holidays," Noreen Malone stated that East German manufacturers imported nutcrackers to the West, when, of course, they exported them.

In a Dec. 16 "Music Box," Fred Kaplan misidentified Conlon Nancarrow as "Colin Nancarrow."

In a Dec. 13 "Dispatches," Sarah A. Topol mentioned the possibility that a group of killer sharks had "made the trek [to Egypt] from Africa." It should have said, "from the coast of Somalia."

In a Dec. 13 "Technology," an e-mail-checking widget originally overstated the chances of a Gawker reader's data having been compromised. If a reader left a comment on a Gawker Web site but did not sign up for an account, his data would not have been compromised.


In the Dec. 10 "Explainer," Alexa Tsoulis-Reay mistakenly referred to an incest victim's son and half-brother as her grandson.

In a Dec. 10 "Politics," Christopher Beam stated that the Wire Act was passed in 1964. It passed in 1961.

In a Dec. 9 "Explainer," Christopher Beam stated that an American diplomat was caught in a "honey trap" in 2009, without mentioning that the State Department had rejected the evidence of the alleged tryst as fabricated.

In the Dec. 8 "Culturebox," Barry Harbaugh stated that Freaks was the first spoken movie in which a stuttering character appeared. It's an early example, but not the first. He also stated that John Gibbons plays the public defender in My Cousin Vinny. Gibbons is the character's name; the actor's name is Austin Pendleton.

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