The Stranger recently took a unique approach to address a significant error made by Theater Editor Brendan Kiley: Kiley confused Eugene O'Neill and Neil Simon, so The Stranger administered a "Eugene O’Neil Simon Quiz." Kiley was asked to identify photos of the two men, as well as biographical facts and excerpts of dialogue. Kiley achieved a perfect score, although The Stranger failed him on his essay (which could be summarized as "big deal"). The "correction" was picked up by Romenesko and Regret the Error, and the latter praised The Stranger's quiz as "fun, interactive, and it demonstrates that the paper takes accuracy seriously enough to do something innovative."

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