Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Feb. 17

In a Feb. 19 Downtime, Laura Lippman misstated that, on Jan. 1, a New York Times reporter tweeted about being short of Queen status in the New York Times Spelling Bee. It was the New York Times Book Review editor who was short of Queen status. She also misstated that a new Bee gets released every day at 4 a.m. Bees get released every day at 3 a.m. EST.

Due to an editing error, a photo caption in a Feb. 19 Politics misstated where the picture of Kaitlin Bennett was taken. It was at Kent State University, not Ohio University.

In a Feb. 18 Slatest, Elliot Hannon misstated that the Boy Scouts of America has assets of less than $50,000. It has $1 billion to $10 billion in assets.

In a Feb. 10 How to Do It, Rich Juzwiak misstated that Tristan Taormino wrote a chapter on choking in The Ultimate Guide to Kink. She edited the book; Felice Shays wrote the chapter Juzwiak quoted.

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