Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of July 12

In a July 16 Jurisprudence, Jeremy Stahl misspelled Warren Petersen’s last name.

Due to a transcription error, a July 15 Brow Beat misspelled Alice Munro’s last name.

In a July 15 Slatest, Sofia Andrade cited the Miami building collapse as proof of climate change. That reference was removed because the cause of the collapse is still under investigation.

In a July 14 Future Tense, Maria Carnovale misstated that IBM’s vaccine passport system is open source. It is based on open-source principles.


In a July 13 Slatest, Jeremy Stahl misspelled Paterson, New Jersey.

In a July 13 War Stories, Fred Kaplan misstated that the name of the Trident II missile’s warhead is the D-5. D-5 is another name for the Trident II missile itself.

In a July 12 Books, Laura Miller misstated that Threshold, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, canceled Josh Hawley’s book contract. The Simon & Schuster imprint of Simon & Schuster was to have published Hawley’s book.


In a July 12 Television, Willa Paskin misspelled Jennifer Coolidge’s first name.

A July 8 Movies misstated that Black Widow’s opening scene takes place in 1991 before the movie flashes forward 25 years. The opening scene takes place in 1995 before the movie flashes forward 21 years.

In an Aug. 11, 2020, Jurisprudence, Steve Vladeck misstated that the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations submitted 16 stay applications combined over 16 years. They submitted eight.

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