Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Jan. 25

In a Jan. 29 Future Tense, Terry Greene Sterling misstated Williams, Arizona’s location. It is 30 miles west of Flagstaff, not 30 miles east.

In a Jan. 29 Life, Allegra Frank misstated that the inauguration ceremony was on Jan. 21. It was on Jan. 20. She also misspelled Cara Delevingne’s last name.

Due to an editing error, a Jan. 28 Future Tense misstated the name of a cartoon. It is Top Cat, not Top Hat.

In a Jan. 28 Moneybox, Jordan Weissmann misspelled Peloton.


Due to an editing error, the Jan. 27 Culture Gabfest show page misattributed the article “How Nothingness Became Everything We Wanted” to Justin Metz. It was written by Kyle Chayka.

In a Jan. 27 Jurisprudence, Mark Joseph Stern misstated that the Federal Housing Finance Agency provided a large loan on suspiciously favorable terms to the Kushner Companies under Mark Calabria’s leadership. The agency provided this loan shortly before Calabria’s confirmation.


In a Jan. 26 Industry, Alex Kirshner misstated that a Reddit user spent $250 on 800 options worth $5.2 million on Monday. The user appears to have spent $25,000 on 800 option contracts, for options on 80,000 shares; those options were worth $5.2 million as of Monday.


Due to an editing error, a Jan. 26 Politics misstated that Joe Biden and Mitch McConnell prayed together after the inauguration. It was before the inauguration.

In a Jan. 26 Sports, Rebecca Schuman misidentified gymnast Dianne Durham as the 1983 collegiate national champion. Durham was 1983’s U.S. national champion.

Due to an editing error, a Jan. 20 Politics misstated that Amanda Gorman overcame a stutter. She overcame a speech impediment of dropping letters.

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