Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
Sept. 23 2011 7:04 AM


Red pen.

In the Sept. 22 "Movies," Dana Stevens originally stated that the A's star players were traded to other teams when in fact they signed to other teams as free agents. She also incorrectly implied that the As ranked near the bottom of the league in wins. In fact, they had just come off a season when the team won 102 games.

Because of a production error, the Sept. 22 "Big Idea" featured a photograph of former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill with a caption identifying him as Ron Suskind.


In the Sept. 21 "Moneybox," Annie Lowrey miscalculated a hypothetical scenario about how long it would take Mark Zuckerberg to become a trillionaire, saying it wouldn't be possible within 50 years. Under the hypothetical (though highly unlikely) circumstances, he would reach $1 trillion well within 50 years.

In a Sept. 20 "Good Word," Ben Yagoda used the incorrect plural of corpus. It's corpora, not corpi.

In the Sept. 20 "Music Box," Jan Swafford stated that Benny Goodman died in the 1970s. He died in 1986.

In the Sept. 19 "Books," Seth Stevenson stated that Maphead author Ken Jennings compared the port-wine stain on Gorbachev's head to a map of the Philippines. Jenning wrote that in an uncorrected galley of his book, but in the final version, he changed the comparison to Thailand.

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