Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
Sept. 16 2011 7:00 AM


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Because of an editing error, the Sept. 15 "DoubleX" misstated the name of the Girl Scouts' national organization. It is Girl Scouts of the USA, not Girl Scouts of America.

In a Sept. 15 "Politics," David Weigel misidentified the title of the Sir-Mix-a-Lot song that Sarah Palin sang along with, annoying her husband. It is "Baby Got Back," not "I Like Big Butts."


In a Sept. 15 "Science," Daniel Engber mistakenly referred to the latest Transformers movie as Dark Side of the Moon. That's the title of a Pink Floyd album. The movie is subtitled Dark of the Moon.

In the Sept. 15 "Television," Troy Patterson misspelled Stephen Hawking's first name.

In a Sept. 15 "XX Factor" post, Libby Copeland incorrectly said that Today is on ABC.

In a Sept. 15 "XX Factor" post, Rachael Larimore misspelled Wyclef Jean's first name.


In a Sept. 14, "Brow Beat" post, Heather Murphy stated that the date of the Photography Book Now party in New York was Friday, Sept. 16. It was actually Thursday, Sept. 15.

In a Sept. 14 "Completist," Dan Kois wrote that Henry Fonda appeared in Steven Soderbergh's The Limey. The actor who appears in the film is Peter Fonda.

Because of an editing error, a caption in the Sept. 14 "DoubleX" slide show misstated the date of the Tehran conference. It was in 1943, not 1961.

In a Sept. 14 "Sports Nut," Brian K. Blickenstaff originally stated that nearly one-quarter of soccer players in Europe are African. Nearly one-quarter of foreign players in top leagues are African.

In a Sept. 14 "XX Factor" post, Torie Bosch misspelled Michele Bachmann's surname.

In the Sept. 13 "DVD Extras," Elbert Ventura misspelled actor Joseph Cotten's last name.

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