Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of April 5

In an April 8 Science, Joshua Keating misattributed a quote to the discoverer of the muon particle that was said by another scientist.

In an April 7 Slatest, Elliot Hannon misstated when Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro took office. He assumed the presidency on Jan. 1, 2019, not Jan. 1, 2020.

In an April 5 Books, Laura Miller omitted the name of Hemingway co-director Lynn Novick. Miller also misstated the method Ernest Hemingway used to end his life. That reference has been removed.


In an April 5 Sports, Henry Grabar misstated the achievement of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani. Ohtani threw the fastest pitch this season among starting pitchers, not among all pitchers.

In an April 4 Care and Feeding, Michelle Herman misspelled Katherine Paterson’s last name.

In an April 2 Metropolis, Aymann Ismail misstated the amount of cannabis oil concentrate one can carry in New York now. It is 24 grams, not 24 ounces.

In an April 2 Sports, Alex Kirshner implied that the NCAA initiated an investigation into Kelvin Sampson while he was the head coach at Indiana University. The school itself initiated the investigation by self-reporting Sampson’s rules violations to the NCAA.

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