Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Oct. 8

In an Oct. 12 Brow Beat, Hailey Gavin misidentified the Aladdin character Iago as Lago. She also misstated when the film will be released. It’s May 24 not March 24.

In an Oct. 12 Music, Carl Wilson misstated that the Leonard Cohen song “Democracy” seemed to express anti-abortion sentiments. It was another track on the same album.

In an Oct. 12 Politics, Jim Newell misstated that Alaska congressional candidate Alyse Galvin was a Democrat. She is an independent nominated by the Democratic Party.

In an Oct. 11 Movies, Dana Stevens misidentified Mary Ellis as sound designer of First Man. It was Ai-Ling Lee.

In an Oct. 10 Brow Beat, Marissa Martinelli misspelled Christopher Eccleston’s first name.

In an Oct. 10 Future Tense, Anthony Nguyen misstated the day of Future Tense’s screening of WarGames. It was on Oct. 11, not Oct. 10.

In an Oct. 10 Slatest, Matthew Zeitlin misidentified Prestige Limousine as Prestige Limousines.

In an Oct. 9 Gizmos, Aaron Mak misreported the number of robocall complaints per month the FTC received in 2009. The correct number is 63,000, not 39,000.

In an Oct. 9 Lend Me Your Ears, Isaac Butler misstated where John-Paul Spiro is a professor. He teaches at Villanova, not Vanderbilt.

In an Oct. 8 Future Tense, Kevin Bankston misquoted Jerry Pournelle, co-founder of the Citizens’ Advisory Council on National Space Policy, as saying “the way God and Robert Heinlein intended.” The correct quote is “just as God and Robert Heinlein intended.” The piece also implied that Pournelle coined the phrase, but Arlan Andrews Sr., founder of the sci-fi think tank Sigma Forum, first used it in his 1993 article “Single Stage to Infinity” for the magazine Analog.

Due to a production error, the image at the top of an Oct. 8 Industry incorrectly depicted swastikas. The image has been replaced.

In an Oct. 8 Sports, Owen Poindexter misspelled Rogers Hornsby’s first name.

An Oct. 1 Brow Beat misstated that 69 titles would be available to stream on Amazon in October. Those titles are not available.

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