The Alessandra Stanley Watch: Who Was January's Wrongest Critic?

The first month of the year new year ended yesterday, and, in addition to giving us a fresh page on our big wall calendar, it also meant it was time to check on all our favorite New York Times cultural critics to figure out who gets to wear the "Most Inaccurate January" sash.

We have some shocking news: Alessandra Stanley did not win.

Indeed, she ranks only third, much to our shock. Here's the list of the top five most-corrected Times critics in January:

1. Nicolai Ouroussoff, architecture critic: 5 citations, 2 corrections, 40%

2. William Grimes, book critic: 4 citations, 1 corrections, 25%

3. Alessandra Stanley, TV critic: 14 citations, 3 corrections, 21%

4. Michiko Kakutani, book critic: 8 citations, 1 corrections, 13%

5. Jon Pareles, pop music critic: 9 citations, 1 corrections, 11%

The full list is after the jump, where it's worth noting that more than half the critics — 10 of 19 — had no corrections at all. And don't worry, Alessandra; we have faith you'll crack the top three next time.

Nicolai Ouroussoff, architecture critic: 5 citations, 2 corrections, 40%

William Grimes, book critic: 4 citations, 1 corrections, 25%

Alessandra Stanley, TV critic: 14 citations, 3 corrections, 21%

Michiko Kakutani, book critic: 8 citations, 1 corrections, 13%

Jon Pareles, pop music critic: 9 citations, 1 corrections, 11%

Virginia Heffernan, TV critic: 13 citations, 1 corrections, 8%

A.O. Scott, film critic: 13 citations, 1 corrections, 8%

Ben Ratliff, jazz critic: 18 citations, 1 corrections, 6%

Stephen Holden, film critic: 21 citations, 1 corrections, 5%

Kelefa Sanneh, pop music critic: 20 citations, 0 corrections, 0%

Anthony Tommasini, classical music critic: 18 citations, 0 corrections, 0%

Manohla Dargis, film critic: 12 citations, 0 corrections, 0%

Charles Isherwood, theater critic: 11 citations, 0 corrections, 0%

Ben Brantley, theater critic: 9 citations, 0 corrections, 0%

Frank Bruni, restaurant critic: 9 citations, 0 corrections, 0%

Caryn James, film critic: 5 citations, 0 corrections, 0%

Janet Maslin, book critic: 5 citations, 0 corrections, 0%

Michael Kimmelman, art critic: 3 citations, 0 corrections, 0%

Anna Kisselgoff, dance critic: 1 citations, 0 corrections, 0%