Roy Phillipps(nominated by Ian Rose) was an Australian fighter ace of World War I. He achieved fifteen victories in aerial combat, four of them in a single action over France on 12 June 1918. A grazier between the wars, Phillipps joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1940 and was killed in a plane crash the following year. This is the second article on an Australian World War I ace that Ian has taken to Featured status this year.
Head VI(nominated by Ceoil) is an oil-on-canvas painting by the Irish-born British figurative artist Francis Bacon, the last of six panels making up his "1949 Head" series. It shows a bust view of a single figure, modelled on Diego Velázquez's Portrait of Innocent X. It was the first of Bacon's paintings to reference the Velázquez, a portrait that was to haunt him throughout his career, and was the beginning of his sequence of "screaming popes". In his nomination statement, Ceoil confessed "this painting has fascinated and unnerved me for 25 years".
Anachronox(nominated by GamerPro64 and ZeaLitY) is a third-person role-playing video game produced by Tom Hall and the Dallas Ion Storm games studio, released in 2001. It centers on Sylvester "Sly Boots" Bucelli, a down-and-out private investigator who looks for work in the slums of Anachronox, a once-abandoned planet near the galaxy's jumpgate hub. He travels to other planets, amasses an unlikely group of friends, and unravels a mystery that threatens the fate of the universe. This is GamerPro64's first Featured Article.
SS Arctic disaster(nominated by Brianboulton). The paddle steamerSS Arctic, owned by the Collins Line of New York, sank on September 27, 1854, after a collision with the much smaller SS Vesta 50 miles (80 km) off the coast of Newfoundland. Passenger and crew lists indicate that there were probably more than 400 on board; of these, only 88 survived, of whom most were members of the crew. All the women and children on board perished. Brian was inspired to develop the article after coming across the book Women and Children Last in a second-hand store.
Fanny Bullock Workman(created by Maull & Fox, restored and nominated by Adam Cuerden)Fanny Bullock Workman was one of Adrianne Wadewitz's last articles; those of us who knew her are working to bring it up to featured article. Part of that is image improvement. Workman was a feminist, mountain climber, travel writer, geographer, explorer, and suffragette who did most of her work before World War I. It's not hard to see why Adrianne - a feminist academic and mountain climber with an interest travel writings and the interaction between cultures - was attracted to her.