Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Jan. 17

In a Jan. 21 Metropolis, Henry Grabar misstated that Newton, Massachusetts, has eight stations of light rail and commuter rail. It has 10.

In a Jan. 21 Television, Allegra Frank misstated that America’s Next Top Model had 25 seasons. It had 24.

In a Jan. 20 Television, Allegra Frank misidentified James Thomas as James Taylor.

In a Jan. 19 Jurisprudence, Dennis Aftergut and Melanie Sloan misspelled Greg Jacob’s last name.

In a Jan. 19 War Stories, Fred Kaplan misspelled Volodymyr Zelensky’s first name.


In a Jan. 15 Politics, Christina Cauterucci misspelled Stephen Douglas’ first name and misstated that Virginia ousted its Democratic governor in the November election. The incumbent Democratic governor was not a candidate in the election; Virginia does not permit governors to serve consecutive terms.

In a Jan. 15 Slatest, Daniel Politi misstated the day of cleanup after the Capitol riot. It was Jan. 7, 2021, not Jan. 7, 2001.

In a Jan. 14 Politics, Will Saletan misspelled Moderna.

In a Jan. 13 Life, Heather Schwedel misidentified Mallory Langston as Molly Langston.

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