"A picture caption on Monday with an article about a push for innovation in Taiwan described incorrectly the sitting position of Jonney Shih, chairman of Asustek Computer. While Mr. Shih did assume the yoga lotus pose during an interview, he was shown seated in a cross-legged position in the picture, not in the lotus pose."
"Because of an editing error, the Skin Deep column last Thursday, about employees who feel the need to conceal their tattoos at work, misstated one of the findings of a Pew Research poll from 2010 about Americans with tattoos. It found that 32 percent of people aged 30 to 45 have a tattoo, not that 32 percent of Americans with tattoos are 30 to 45 years old."
"A roundup review of audiobook mysteries on Nov. 25 misstated the age-appropriateness of 'Gun Games,' by Faye Kellerman. Strong language, explicit depictions of sex, and references to drug use and other disturbing themes disqualify the book from being considered in any sense 'G-rated,' and in an overwhelming majority of cases, it would not be an appropriate selection for a 'good-guy dad who just wants to keep the family from having a meltdown on the endless drive to Disney World.'"
"The Q&A column on March 10 with the travel blogger Matt Kepnes, about tips on keeping to a budget while on the road, sought his suggestions on which credit cards to use. One card he recommended was the Starwood Preferred Guest card from American Express. After the article was published, editors learned that Mr. Kepnes has a business deal with a vendor for the card in which he receives a payment every time someone is approved for the card through a link on his Web site. Had editors known of this relationship, they would not have included his suggestion." (via)
"An article last Thursday about sexual fetishes that are being discussed more openly as a result of the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' novels misstated the name of a Harvard student social group focusing on such practices. It is the Harvard College Munch, not the Harvard Munch Club."
"A picture caption on Saturday with an article about concerns over a proposed liquid petroleum tank in the Maine coastal town of Searsport described incorrectly opponents of the tank who were shown standing in a circle and holding hands. They were demonstrating the tank’s circumference, not its diameter."
"An article on Friday about a decision by the New Orleans Hornets to change the team’s name to the Pelicans misidentified, in some editions, the bird population in Louisiana that was threatened by Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. It was, of course, the pelican population — not the penguin population."
"An obituary on Saturday about the guitarist Jeff Hanneman, a founder of the band Slayer, misspelled the name of one of the bands with which Slayer has toured. It is Megadeth, not Megadeath."
"An article about eating mutton (Golden oldies, 4 April, page 13, G2) referred to the disastrous effects of the prolonged winter on sheep farmers and their livestock but said 'resilient mutton are coping well'. A farmer points out that it is the sheep that are resilient; mutton is the meat that comes from them."
"An article on March 7 about the popularity of witch culture in women’s fashion misstated the color of satin worn by the character Evanora in the movie 'Oz.' It was green — not red, which her sister Theodora wore."
"An article on Monday about Tiger Woods’s victory at the Cadillac Championship described his bogey on the par-4 18th hole incorrectly. He drove into the rough, hit out to the fairway, flirted with the water on his approach and settled for a bogey after a chip and a putt. It is not the case that he drove into the rough, flirted with the water on his approach and settled for a bogey after a chip and two putts."
"An article on Feb. 17 about a decline in field trips for students because of the New York City school bus drivers’ strike referred incorrectly to the 280-pound albino Burmese python at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. The python, a favorite of schoolchildren, is a 'she' (Fantasia), not a 'he.'" —The NYT is taking this accountability thing very seriously, when it comes to enormous albino zoo animals that are a favorite of children.
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"An article on Wednesday about the refusal by Ireland’s prime minister, Enda Kenny, to officially apologize to survivors of a Roman Catholic workhouse system that kept generations of young Irish women and girls in virtual slavery referred incorrectly to Mary Magdalene. When the system, originally known as the Magdalene Laundries, was founded in the mid-1800s, Mary Magdalene was indeed generally thought to have been a prostitute redeemed by the teachings of Christ. But biblical scholars challenged the prostitute interpretation and the Vatican abandoned it in 1969."
"A theater review on Monday about a revival of the William Inge play 'Picnic,' at the American Airlines Theater, misidentified the actor whose torso was featured when the play opened on Broadway 60 years ago. It was Ralph Meeker’s, not Paul Newman’s. "
"When the US photographer Ormond Gigli described the composition of one of his pictures in which women appeared in the windows of a multi-storey building (My best shot, 2 May, page 19, G2), some readers were left wondering by the reference to 'my wife (second floor, far right), the supervisor's wife (third floor, third from left)'. To clarify: the references to floors were in US English; in the photograph, Ormond's wife was on what would usually be known as the first floor in British English, and the supervisor's wife on the second floor."
Dominance Of Vision In European-Imposed Model Of Knowledge Mischaracterized As Privileging Of Divination
"An article on Saturday about 'Otherwise: Queer Scholarship Into Song,' at the Dixon Place performance space in Manhattan, quoted incorrectly from a comment by Ann Pellegrini, an associate professor at New York University, while she was impersonating the gender theorist Judith Butler and deconstructing the lyrics of 'The Girl From Ipanema.' She said that the lyrics reflect 'the ocularcentrism of the Western episteme,' not the 'oracular-centrism.'"
"A Lost in Showbiz article about the actor Steven Seagal was removed from our website because it was based on a magazine article which was intended as fantasy (What would it take for California voters to back Steven Seagal all the way to the Senate? Exactly the right length of ponytail, apparently, 22 March, page 2, G2)."
"An article on Page 66 this weekend about five young men who won the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship describes the group incorrectly. Though no women are included, it is not the case that the X chromosome is not 'represented in this year’s crop of winners.' All five men, of course, have an X chromosome paired with a Y. (The women have neither a Y nor a fellowship — just X X.)"
"An article on Friday about voter disillusionment ahead of parliamentary elections in Italy — where a party founded by a comedian, Beppe Grillo, was drawing strong support — referred incompletely to the reason Mr. Grillo’s conviction for manslaughter prevents him from serving in Parliament. It is because his party’s bylaws do not allow it; there is no Italian law prohibiting convicted criminals from serving."