Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Dec. 24

In a Dec. 28 Movies, Matthew Dessem misstated who played Lucille Hardy and who played Ida Laurel in the film Stan & Ollie. Shirley Henderson played Lucille Hardy, and Nina Arianda played Ida Laurel.

In a Dec. 27 Moneybox, Jordan Weissmann originally misstated that Apple “lost” $9 billion after buying its own stock. Because Apple retires its shares after repurchasing them, the ups and downs of their value don’t affect its balance sheet. The headlines for this piece also made the same error.

In a Dec. 27 Future Tense, Jon Lomberg misidentified the John Hopkins Applied Physics Lab as the Johns Hopkins Advanced Physics Lab. He also misidentified the extinct quagga as a bird. It was a member of the horse family.

In a Dec. 26 Slatest, Daniel Politi misstated that Barack Obama’s first trip to Iraq as president was in 2008. It was in 2009.

Due to an editing error, a Dec. 21 Future Tense misspelled Deb Hauser’s last name.

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