The table has turned
This edition covers content promoted between 4 and 10 November 2012.
Thirteen featured articles were promoted this week:
- Crucifixion and Last Judgement diptych (nom) by Truthkeeper88, Ceoil, and Kafka Liz. The Crucifixion and Last Judgement diptych, attributed to Jan van Eyck and thought to have been completed some time in the 1430s, consists of two small panels; the left one depicts the Crucifixion while the right depicts the Last Judgment. It is renowned for its complex and highly detailed iconography and the technical skill evident in its completion. The diptych was acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1933.
- White-eyed River Martin (nom) by Jimfbleak. The White-eyed River Martin (Pseudochelidon sirintarae) is a passerine bird first discovered in 1968 and known only from a single site in Thailand. A medium-sized bird, juvenile River Martins are browner in composition than the adults of the species. Little is known of their behaviour or breeding habitat. It is thought to be extinct, hastened by trapping, loss of habitat and the construction of dams.
- Typhoon Rusa (nom) by Hurricanehink and Jason Rees. Rusa was a 2002 typhoon and the most powerful such storm to strike South Korea in 43 years. It developed well to the southeast of Japan before moving northwest, passing over the Amami Islands in Japan before striking Goheung, eventually dissipating over Russia. It caused at least US$4.2 billion in damage and 238 fatalities.
- "Imagine" (song) (nom) by GabeMc. "Imagine" is a 1971 song written and performed by English musician John Lennon, which he coproduced with his wife Yoko Ono and Phil Spector for the album of the same name. Challenging the listener to imagine a world at peace, the song proved to be Lennon's best selling single, reaching the top ten in both the US and UK. It has since received numerous critical accolades and has seen numerous cover versions.
- Frank Pick (nom) by DavidCane. Pick (1878–1941) was a British transport administrator. He began his career with the Underground Electric Railways Company of London in 1906, becoming managing director in 1928; he was also active in numerous transport- and design-related fields. Pick had a strong interest in design and its use in public life, and his impact on the growth of London between the First and Second World Wars led to him being likened to Baron Haussmann and Robert Moses.
- Periodic table (nom) by StringTheory11. A periodic table is a tabular display of the chemical elements, organized on the basis of their atomic numbers, electron configurations, and recurring chemical properties. The rows of the table are called periods, while columns are known as groups. It is generally credited to Dmitri Mendeleev, who wrote of it in 1869. All elements from atomic numbers 1 to 118 have been discovered or synthesized.
- Dream of the Rarebit Fiend (nom) by Curly Turkey. Dream of the Rarebit Fiend was a newspaper comic strip by American cartoonist Winsor McCay which ran from 1904 to 1911, with several revivals. Lacking continuity or recurring characters, the comic often depicted someone having a nightmare or other bizarre dream after eating Welsh rarebit. It was published by the Evening Telegram and led to the artist being hired by William Randolph Hearst. The comic was adapted for film several times in the early 20th century.
- The Way I See It (nom) by Dan56. The Way I See It is a 2008 album, the third by American recording artist Raphael Saadiq. After a four year hiatus, Saadiq began working on a classic soul sound which was to recreate the Motown aesthetic, using techniques and elements from the 1960s. The album charted in several countries and, by 2011, had sold 282,000 copies in the US. It earned Saadiq the highest international profile of his career.
- Sudirman (nom) by Crisco 1492. Sudirman (1916–1950) was a high-ranking soldier who led the Indonesian military during the country's national revolution. Originally a teacher, he became a leader with the military group PETA during the Japanese occupation and was selected as Commander-in-Chief of the Indonesian Military not long after independence was declared. While the national capital was held by the Dutch, Sudirman directed a guerrilla campaign from his temporary headquarters. He was declared a National Hero in 1964.
- National Football League Players Association (nom) by The Writer 2.0. The National Football League Players Association is the labor organization representing the professional American football players in the National Football League. Established in 1956, it is currently headquartered in Washington, D.C., and led by Domonique Foxworth and DeMaurice Smith. The organization conducts labor negotiations, and represents and protects the rights of the players.
- Triangulum Australe (nom) by Casliber. Triangulum Australe is a small constellation in the far southern celestial hemisphere that is named for the almost equilateral pattern of its three brightest stars: Alpha, Beta, and Gamma Trianguli Australis. First depicted in 1589, the constellation was given its current name in 1603. Although the constellation lies in the Milky Way and contains many stars, deep-sky objects are not prominent.
- Daisy Jugadai Napaltjarri (nom) by Hamiltonstone. Napaltjarri (c. 1955–2008) was an Indigenous artist from Australia's Western Desert region who was mostly active at Haasts Bluff. Her paintings reflect her complex spiritual knowledge and relationships between her and her landscape as well as the complex structures of the vegetation and environment. Her paintings have been exhibited or held at several institutions throughout Australia.
- Themes in Maya Angelou's autobiographies (nom) by Figureskatingfan. The themes in African-American writer Maya Angelou's six autobiographies include racism, identity, family, and travel; all were present in her first autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969). The biographies have taken place all over the world and can be placed in a tradition of political protest. Angelou has often used the metaphor of a bird struggling to escape its cage, which represents her confinement.
Six featured lists were promoted this week:
- List of red-flagged Formula One races (nom) by NapHit. In Formula One, a class of open-wheeled auto racing, a red flag is shown when there has been an accident or the track conditions are poor enough to warrant the race being stopped. This has happened on 63 occasions since 1950.
- Arthur C. Clarke Award (nom) by PresN. The Arthur C. Clarke Award is a British award given for the best science fiction novel first published in the United Kingdom during the preceding year; the award was established in 1987. Books may be submitted for consideration by the publishers or by members of the judging panel.
- Big Boi discography (nom) by Sufur222. The American rapper Big Boi has released 1 studio album, 1 mixtape, 27 singles, and 19 music videos as a solo artist, as well as several works as a member of the duo Outkast. He went solo in 2008, and is scheduled to release another album in December 2012.
- National Tourist Routes in Norway (nom) by Arsenikk. The 18 National Tourist Routes are highways designated by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration for their picturesque scenery and tourist-friendly infrastructure, which cover 1,850 kilometers (1,150 mi). The project started in 1994.
- Grammy Award for Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album (nom) by Albacore. The Grammy Award for Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album was an American music award given between 1991 and 2011. Bill Gaither has the most wins and nominations in the category.
- Grade I listed buildings in Maidstone (nom) by DavidCane. There are 43 Grade I listed buildings in the English local government district of Maidstone. Most are Norman- or medieval-era churches or church related buildings; the most recent date to the 18th century.
Five featured pictures were promoted this week:
A panoramic view of Heron Bommie in Australia, taken with the Seaview SVII
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