Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
July 8 2011 6:54 AM


Red pen.

In a July 7 "Culturebox," Jason Zinoman stated that the Sidney Prescott character in the Scream movies is played by Courteney Cox. She is played by Neve Campbell. He also stated that The Fly (1958) ends with a shot of a fly with Vincent Price's head. The human head does not belong to Vincent Price.

In the July 7 "Explainer," Brian Palmer mistakenly stated that Casey Anthony's attorney argued that Anthony disposed of her daughter's body. In fact, the defense attorney blamed the child's grandparents for the concealment.


In a July 6 "Culturebox," Jason Zinoman misattributed a description of the shark from Jaws to Robert Shaw's character. The description—"a perfect engine, an eating machine"—is uttered by Richard Dreyfuss' Matt Hooper.

Because of a production error, the July 6 "Politics" included a stock photograph showing a generic assembly chamber that was incorrectly captioned "The congressional chamber."

In the July 5 "Culturebox," Jason Zinoman misidentified comic book writer Robert Kirkman as Robert Kirkland.

In the July 5 "Technology," Farhad Manjoo misspelled the name of the electronics company Philips.


In the July 5 "War Stories," Fred Kaplan incorrectly referred to the Joint Strike Fighter as the Joint Strategic Fighter.

In the July 2 "Human Nature," William Saletan stated that Dominique Strauss-Kahn's New York accuser submitted her 2004 asylum application to the Immigration and Naturalization Service. This was based on a June 30, 2011,  letter from the New York District Attorney's office, which described the application as an INS document. However, the INS was abolished in 2003, with its functions dispersed among three immigration agencies.

In the July 1 "Television," Matt Feeney misidentified actor Ian Tracey as Ian Scott..

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