Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
Feb. 4 2011 7:16 AM


Red pen.

A Feb. 4 headline on Slate's home page for "Dear Prudence" conflated the two children in the featured letter, describing the mother's situation as "I Love My Daughter Way More Than I Love My Son." It should have read, "I Love My Son Way More Than I Love My Daughter."

In the Feb. 3 "Customer," Timothy Noah mistakenly referred to Sen. Charles Grassley as Richard Grassley and stated, erroneously, that the Education department's National Postsecondary Student Aid Study is biennial. In fact, it's quadrennial.


In the Feb. 3 "Movies," Dana Stevens erroneously stated that Biutiful received an Oscar nomination for best picture. The nomination was for best foreign language film.

In the Feb. 2 "DoubleX," Meghan O'Rourke stated that Slate reviewed more books by men than by women at a ratio of 3.8-1. The ratio was is 2.8-1 among works of fiction Slate reviewed.  She also made reference to the Atlantic Monthly, although that magazine changed its name to the Atlantic.

In the Feb. 2 "Future Tense," Jim Thomas misspelled Procter in Procter & Gamble.

In a Feb. 2 "Politics," David Weigel misspelled the last name of Warren Buffett in a quote from Sen. Claire McCaskill.


In the Feb. 1 "Customer," Timothy Noah wrote that the Progressive Era efficiency expert Frederick W. Taylor gave out, at Pennsylvania's Bethlehem Steel works, "shovels specifically designed to hold 21 pounds—small ones for shoveling ashes, big ones for shoveling iron ore." It was (as you'd expect) the big shovels that were used to shovel ash, and the small ones that were use to shovel iron ore.

In the Feb. 1 "Gaming," Tom Bissell originally misidentified Arthur C. Clarke as one of "the giants of American science fiction." Clarke was British.

In the Jan. 31 "Explainer," Brian Palmer incorrectly stated that Steven J. Rosen was indicted for treason. Rosen was indicted for espionage in 2005, but the charges were dropped in 2009.

In a Jan. 31 "Politics," David Weigel misidentified Washington and Lee University law professor Timothy Jost as Walter Jost.


In the Jan. 27 "Dispatch," Sarah Wildman originally stated that Hanni Weissenberg's birth name was Hannah Weissenberg. "Hanni" was her given name.

In the Jan. 26 "Explainer," Brian Palmer incorrectly stated that commercial salmon fishing occurs only in the ocean. There are indigenous tribes running commercial salmon fishing operations in freshwater.

In the Jan. 20 and Jan. 21 "Customer" columns, Timothy Noah misspelled A.J. Tosyali's surname.

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