Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
June 24 2011 7:09 AM


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In a June 23 "Brow Beat" post, Chris Wilson wrote that J.K. Rowling's new Pottermore website would have 18,000 pages of extra content; the correct figure is 18,000 words.

In the June 23 "Politics," John Dickerson misidentified Captain Marvel as Shazam. Shazam was the title of the classic comic books featuring Captain Marvel.


In the June 23 "Press Box," Jack Shafer misspelled Jimmy in the name of Janet Cooke's fabricated 1980 Washington Post article, "Jimmy's World."

In a June 23 "XX Factor" post, Katie Henderson misattributed a comparison to Bleak House to Justice Kennedy; it should have been Justice Roberts. In addition, the bankruptcy court that was overturned in the case was in California, not Texas. Anna Nicole Smith filed her original claim against Pierce Marshall in Texas, but filed for bankruptcy in California.

In the June 22 "Culture Gabfest," Forrest Wickman misidentified the New York Times Book Review.

In the June 21 "Technology," Farhad Manjoo originally included an incorrect description of the components of lithium-ion batteries. The batteries include lithium both in the cathode and as part of a salt solution.


In a June 21 "XX Factor" post, KJ Dell'Antonia misattributed Michael Pollan's advice on eating to Mark Bittman, whose name was misspelled, as was the company name Procter & Gamble.

In the June 20 "Dilettante," Stephen Metcalf originally stated that Keynes wrote his line critical of Hayek in the margins of his copy of The Road to Serfdom. Metcalf also misspelled the surname of Warren Buffett.

Due to an editing error, the June 20 "Hang Up and Listen" originally misidentified one of the guests on the podcast. He was professor Bob Carrothers, not professor Jerry Lewis.

In the June 20 "Weddings," Elizabeth Weingarten incorrectly attributed the origin of marriage banns to 17th-century New England Protestants, when in fact the tradition of marriage banns probably dates back to 12th-century France.

In a June 17, "Brow Beat" post, Chris Wilson stated that the Harry Potter character Bill Weasley is a werewolf. He was injured by the werewolf Fenrir Greyback, but did not become a werewolf himself since Greyback was not in wolf form at the time. He did adopt some wolf-like characteristics, such as a preference for very rare steaks.

In the June 16 "Gallery," Heather Murphy wrote that Heather DeLoach, known as Blind Melon's "Bee Girl," was featured on the cover of the Blind Melon album. While DeLoach appeared as the "Bee Girl" in a Blind Melon music video, the girl on the album cover is Georgia Graham, the sister of a band member.

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