"An article last Sunday about the 3-Legged Dog theater company, which has overcome many problems because of its technological innovations, gave an incorrect amount from the company for its annual budget. It is $3.5 million, not $2.5 million. The article also misstated part of Aaron Louis’s title when he was with the company. He was producing director, not managing director. The article also misstated the Joyce Theater’s role in the dance-performance piece 'Deepest Man,' by James Scruggs. The Joyce is not a producer on the piece, though it is scheduled to run there in May. In addition, the article quoted incorrectly from comments by Kevin Cunningham, 3-Legged Dog’s executive artistic [...]
"Ray Charles was once a guest at New York's Carlyle hotel and was prepared an off-menu steak by the staff at 3 a.m. An article on the hotel in the September issue of WSJ. Magazine incorrectly said it was Stevie Wonder."
"A headline for a report in The Week column on Tuesday about Kepler-78b, a planet discovered 700 light-years from Earth, misstated the period of time covered by a single rotation of a planet around its sun. Because Kepler-78b orbits its sun in a little over eight hours, it has an eight-hour year, not an eight-hour day."
"An article on Monday about a recall election facing Colorado lawmakers who supported gun-control legislation referred incorrectly to one of the Republican challengers expected to face John Morse, the State Senate president, on the ballot. The candidate, Bernie Herpin, is a former city councilman, not an author of erotic novels. (Jaxine Bubis, a novelist turned politician, has dropped out of the race.)"
"An earlier version of this article referred incorrectly to Leonard Cohen. The well-known singer-songwriter, musician, poet and novelist is very much alive; it is not the case that he is 'the late Leonard Cohen.'"
"A seemingly uninspiring wood surprises with fritillary delights was amended to replace the picture. The image now shows a pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly, which the author saw on his walk, not its near relation the small pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly."
"The Maori placename Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu is not quite as lengthy as we rendered it in a panel accompanying an article about very long words. Our spelling twice included a stray j – a consonant that does not appear in the Maori language."
"An obituary on Sept. 20 about Hiroshi Yamauchi, the longtime president of Nintendo, included a quotation from a 1988 New York Times article that inaccurately described the Nintendo video game Super Mario Bros. 2. The brothers Mario and Luigi, who appear in this and other Nintendo games, are plumbers, not janitors."
In late July, we ran a piece looking at a website called Elite Daily. Around the office, we'd been calling the story "Who Is Eddie Cuffin?" That's because one thing that had captivated our attention was the bylines of Elite Daily's writers, which, the more we looked, turned out not to be real people. So Eddie Cuffin is not "the most interesting man in the office," as per his Elite Daily bio, because he does not exist.
The more we looked, the more we disliked the site. We talked about this in the piece, and that whole fake writer thing, and that the site itself glamorized a grotesque version [...]
"A picture caption last Sunday with an article about Hollywood’s yearning to turn more movies into Broadway hits misstated the given name of the actor who played the title role in a German theatrical production of 'Rocky.' He is Drew Sarich — not Darsteller Drew Sarich. ('Darsteller' is the German word for actor.)"
"The TV Watch column on Thursday, about a 'Today' show appearance by Paula Deen, who lost her cooking shows after she admitted using racist language, misstated part of a comment by Bill Clinton in a reference to other public figures accused of wrongdoing. In 1998, responding to accusations that he had had an affair with Monica Lewinsky, Mr. Clinton said, 'I did not have sexual relations with that woman,' not 'I did not have sex with that woman.'" —God, remember 1998?
"An article on June 6 about the Bushwick Open Studios event in Brooklyn misinterpreted a statement by the artist Juniper Alcorn in the process of paraphrasing it to eliminate an obscenity. Ms. Alcorn says that the vulgarity in her manifesto means that she is a feminist who messes around, not that she 'sleeps around.'"
"An article on May 29 about the changing nature of the ceremonial first pitch at baseball games misidentified the type of animal represented by the dancers in skintight, metallic green body suits at a recent game at Citi Field. They were amphibians, not reptiles."
"An article on Thursday about efforts to help students improve reading and math skills omitted some skills that students in a math class needed to correctly add three fractions. They needed to find the least common multiple of the denominators, rewrite each number as an equivalent fraction, add the numerators, find the greatest common factor, then reduce the final answer — not just find the greatest common factor and reduce. The article also misstated, in some editions, the percentages of children who scored at a proficient or advanced level in math and reading after attending a school in the Uncommon Schools network for two years. Eighty-six percent, not 90 [...]
"A previous version of this story incorrectly quoted Dropbox co-founder Drew Houston saying 'anyone with nipples' instead of 'anyone with a pulse.'" —In this case, the Internet is right, it IS a pretty great correction. Here's how it read originally: "Instead of cursing his luck and taking a nap, however, Houston started coding a version of what would become Dropbox’s signature folder, the portal to an app that magically holds and syncs the same files on every computer and mobile device where you install it. He soon saw that what he was making had the potential to be useful to everyone. [...]
"An article last Sunday about the documentary maker Morgan Spurlock, who has a new film out on the boy band One Direction, misstated the subject of his 2012 movie 'Mansome.' It is about male grooming, not Charles Manson."
"A recipe on July 17 for Paella of the Sea misstated the amount of rice required. It is four cups, not four pounds."
"A listing last Thursday with an article about nests built for human habitation misstated the Web address for Jayson Fann, who builds such nests. It is bigsurspiritgarden.com."
"A film review on Wednesday about the documentary 'More Than Honey' referred incorrectly to a discussion of the history of raising a hardy Alpine breed of black bee at the beginning of the film, and misidentified the person who believes in the 'racial purity' of the black bee and says it is threatened by a yellow striped bee. While Markus Imhoof, the director, is descended from a long line of Swiss beekeepers and discusses his family’s history, the discussion of the black bee is about the raising of the breed by a Swiss beekeeper, Fred Jaggi, not about the Imhoof clan’s raising of that bee. And it is Mr. Jaggi, [...]
"An article last Thursday about the re-creation of the restroom in the nightclub CBGB, part of a Metropolitan Museum exhibition on punk influences on fashion, misspelled the surname of the club’s owner. He was Hilly Kristal, not Krystal. The article also misstated part of the name of a punk group whose name was painted on the restroom wall. They were the Dead Boys — not Dead Boys Rule, which was a critical assessment by a fan."