Kenneth Widmerpool (nom) by Brianboulton. Widmerpool is a fictional character from A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell. Succeeding at everything except romance, Widmerpool – the antithesis of the sequence's narrator-hero Nicholas Jenkins – finds his downfall in a New Age-type cult. He has been called an embodiment of many of the worst aspects of the British character and one of the more memorable characters of 20th century fiction. Various unsuccessful attempts have been made to find out who the character was based on.
Canis Minor (nom) by Casliber and Keilana. Canis Minor, meaning "small dog", is one of the 88 modern constellations. A small constellation in the northern celestial hemisphere, it contains only two stars brighter than fourth magnitude. Western cultures have often portrayed it as a dog, sometimes following the hunter Orion, while several other cultures have connected the constellation to water.
Nine featured lists were promoted this week:
List of works by H. C. McNeile (nom) by SchroCat. The British writer Cyril McNeile wrote 20 short story collections and 15 novels, first drawing inspiration from his experience on the front then shifting to detective novels. He is best remembered for his character Bulldog Drummond.
List of NFL champions (1920–69) (nom) by Toa Nidhiki05. The National Football League in the US saw numerous champions between its establishment in 1920 and merger with the American Football League in 1970. Champions were first selected by the league; regular championship games only began in 1933.
Grade I listed churches in Cumbria (nom) by Peter I. Vardy. The English county of Cumbria is home to 49 Grade I listed ecclesiastical buildings, some dating back to the 11th century. The most recent Grade I church on the list dates from the late 19th century.
HMV's Poll of Polls (nom) by A Thousand Doors. HMV's Poll of Polls is an annual list of albums which has been compiled by British music retailer HMV from various sources since 1998. It tends to be topped by indie albums.
MGMT discography (nom) by Sufur222. The indie rock group MGMT have released 3 albums, 4 EPs, 9 singles, and 12 music videos since they were established in 2002. Their best performing release is Congratulations in 2010, which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200.
Thirteen featured pictures were promoted this week:
Slender mongoose (nom; related article), created by Karelj and nominated by Ceranthor. The slender mongoose (Galerella sanguinea) is a common species of mongoose throughout sub-Saharan Africa. This specimen was photographed at a zoo in Prague, Czech Republic.
Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum (nom; related article), created by Florstein and nominated by Tomer T. The Imperial Lyceum in Tsarskoye Selo, Russia, was an educational facility established in 1811. It operated for 33 years, seeing 286 graduates, before moving to nearby Saint Petersburg.
Matanaka Farm (nom; related article), created by Karora and nominated by Crisco 1492. This new featured image shows a granary, privy and schoolhouse at Matanaka Farm; the farm's buildings are the oldest surviving ones in New Zealand that are still in their original position.
Beppe Grillo (nom; related article), created by Jaqen and nominated by Tomer T. Grillo (born 1948) is an Italian comedian, actor, blogger and activist who has been active in politics since 2009 with his Five Star Movement.
Common Sandpiper (nom; related article), by JJ Harrison. The Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) is a small wader which can hybridise with its close relative, the Spotted Sandpiper. The name of its feeding style, matakakoni, is a reference to the bird's seemingly copulatory movements.
Cendrillon poster (nom; related article), created by Émile Bertrand, restored and nominated by Adam Cuerden. Cendrillon is an opera in four acts by Jules Massenet to a French libretto by Henri Cain. This poster, in the art nouveau style, is for the premiere in 1899.