Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of June 8

In a June 12 Metropolis, Nitish Pahwa misspelled Ari Weil’s last name.

In a June 12 Movies, Nitish Pahwa misspelled Coral Short’s first name.

In a June 12 Movies, Heather Schwedel misstated the first name of the father of the main character in The King of Staten Island. It is Stan, not Scott.

In a June 12 Politics, Steven W. Thrasher misstated the date of the Combahee River Collective statement. It was from 1977, not 1997.

In a June 12 Television, Sam Adams misspelled Moleskine.


Due to a photo provider error, a June 10 War Stories misspelled Fayetteville, North Carolina.

In a June 9 Future Tense, Stephen Harrison misspelled Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman’s middle name.

Due to a production error, a June 9 Politics misstated that an incident of police beatings took place in Fairfax, Virginia. It occurred in Los Angeles’ Fairfax District.


In a June 8 Brow Beat, Matthew Dessem misspelled Erle Stanley Gardner’s first name.

In a June 8 Jurisprudence, Jeremy Stahl misstated the percentage of people who responded to a CNN poll saying the recent peaceful protests were justified. It was 84 percent, not 88 percent. He also misstated by how much Los Angeles was cutting its police budget. It’s by $150 million, not $150 billion.


In a June 8 Politics, Jim Newell misidentified the Wall Street Journal as the Wall Street Journey. He also misstated that 34 percent of voters in an NBC News–WSJ poll stated that they were worried more about “protests that have turned violent.” Only 27 percent of voters said so.

In a June 5 Life, Rebecca Onion misidentified Merrick Road, in Merrick, New York, as Route 27A.

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