A tipster thought an image of William Shatner over the headline 'How the Chinese Explain the Rash of Horrific Knife Attacks on Schoolchildren' might be the best contrarian Slate piece ever. But it seems it was just a mistake.

The mixup came in an email blast, and was grabbed by our tipster at 4.24pm. Here's the far more mundane and less controversial reality on the home page: