New featured picture: the mouth of the great Matanuska Glacier in Alaska, taken by Commons photographer User:Sbork
in May last year. The glacier, which flows about a foot (30 cm) each day, is more than 100 square miles (260 sq km) in area.
This week's "Featured content" covers Sunday, 28 August – Saturday, 3 September
From the new featured article, Calgary Stampede
, the 1923 stampede parade through the centre of town.
From the new featured topic, Lists of Grand Tour general classification winners
: Lance Edward Armstrong is an American former professional road racing cyclist who won the Tour de France a record seven consecutive times, after having survived testicular cancer.
Four articles were promoted to featured status
Drymoreomys (nom), an unusual rice rat found close to the massive city São Paulo in Brazil, and named only this year. (Nominated by Ucucha)
Brunette Coleman (nom), a pseudonym used by the English poet and writer Philip Larkin (1922–85). As an Oxford undergraduate he assumed the persona of a woman, "Brunette Coleman", to write risqué stories and verses about schoolgirls. Some critics think of it as worthless Peeping Tom drivel; some think it provides important clues to the mature Larkin's poems; others think it is merely funny, even charming. (Brianboulton)
), founded in 1892, is the second most successful club in the history of English football. (NapHit
Calgary Stampede (nom), a ten-day annual rodeo, exhibition, and festival every July in Alberta, Canada, attracting more than a million visitors each year. (Resolute) picture at right
Nine lists were promoted:
Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female (nom). (Nominated by Another Believer.)
List of accolades received by Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (nom). (Ruby2010.)
List of Auburn Tigers head football coaches (nom). (Patriarca12.)
List of Faroe Islands national football team results (nom). (Argyle 4 Life.)
Philadelphia Phillies all-time roster (N–O) (nom). (Killervogel5.)
List of 1956 Winter Olympics medal winners (nom). (Courcelles.)
List of Israeli football champions (nom). (Cliftonian.)
List of Texas Tech University alumni (sports) (nom). (NThomas.)
List of accolades received by Black Swan (nom). (Aquila89, Bruce Campbell and Crystal Clear x3.)
Lists of Grand Tour general classification winners (nom), with four featured lists. The Grand Tours are the three most prestigious multi-week stage races in professional road bicycle racing. The competitions are the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a España, contested annually in that order. Cyclists are ranked on the basis of their total wins in the three Grand Tours. (nominator NapHit). Picture at right
Portal:Michigan Highways (nom) was promoted, with more than 110 articles. There are 9,716 miles (15,636 km) of state-maintained highways in Michigan that run through all 83 counties of the 11th largest state in the US. Picture at right
Three images were promoted. Medium-sized images can be viewed by clicking on "nom":
Panorama La Défense (nom; related article), the Paris business district of La Défense (cities of Puteaux, Courbevoie and Nanterre) as seen from the Tower Défense 2000 (created by User:Dimitri Destugues).
Matanuska Glacier mouth (nom; related article), a valley glacier in Alaska. The mouth is pictured of this largest glacier accessible by car in the US. The glacier measures 27 × 4 miles (43 × 6.4 km), and it lies near the Glenn Highway about 100 miles (160 km) northeast of Anchorage. It flows about 1 foot (30 cm) per day (created by User:Sbork). Picture at top
Governor's Mansion, Richmond, Virginia (1905) (nom; related article), by an unknown photographer for the Detroit Publishing Company, edited by User:Jbarta. Picture below
New featured picture: the official mansion of the governor of Virginia, taken in 1905 and now held by the Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs Division. In the high-res version of the image, a young man and older woman can be seen conversing in front of a circular fountain.