Soursops are fruits of Annona muricata trees. The photo is a new featured picture.
This issue of the Signpost's "Featured content" covers content promoted between 17 March and 23 March 2013.
East Brother Island lighthouse, a new featured picture
Hagia Sophia, a new featured picture
Shakespeare's Memorial Theatre, a new featured picture
The U.S. Federal Building and District Court in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The photo appears in the new featured article United States v. The Progressive.
Seven featured articles were promoted this week:
Mother India (nom) by Dr. Blofeld, Dwaipayanc and Redtigerxyz. Directed by Mehboob Khan, the epic melodrama film released in 1957 is a remake of Khan's own earlier production Aurat (1940). Mother India focuses on the story of a poverty-stricken village woman who struggles to raise her sons. Titled after Khan's polemical book of the same name, it was the most expensive and highest-grossing Hindi cinema production at the time of its release.
George Lansbury (nom) by Brianboulton. Lansbury (1859–1940) was a British politician and social reformer who led the Labour Party from 1932 to 1935. After converting to socialism in the early 1890s, he was elected to parliament in 1910, only to resign in 1912. He returned in 1922, and after the 1931 general election, Lansbury became the head of the Labour Party.
Lambertia formosa (nom) by Casliber and Melburnian. Commonly known as mountain devil, the formosa is a shrub of the family Proteaceae, endemic to Australia. First described in 1798 by James Edward Smith, it is generally found in heathland or open forest, and its flowers hold profuse amounts of nectar and are pollinated by honeyeaters.
Disco Demolition Night (nom) by Wehwalt and Balph Eubank. Disco Demolition Night was a famously disastrous baseball promotion. The event happened on July 12, 1979 in Chicago, Illinois. A crate filled with disco records was blown up on the baseball field between games. After the explosion, attendees rushed to the field, and the playing surface was severely damaged, postponing the second game of a two-night doubleheader between Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers.
History of Gibraltar (nom) by Prioryman. Gibraltar, a small peninsula on the Iberian coast, was first inhabited over 50,000 years ago by Neanderthals, and its recorded history began with the Phoenicians around 950 BC. The terrain became part of the Visigothic Kingdom of Hispania following the collapse of the Roman Empire, was settled by the Moors, later became part of Spain and was ceded to Britain in 1713, which declared it a Crown colony.
Biscayne National Park (nom) by Acroterion. Located in southern Florida, the park preserves Biscayne Bay and its offshore barrier reefs. The bay was inhabited by people of the Glades culture as early as 10,000 years ago, and later by the Tequesta people from about 4,000 years before the present to the 16th century. The offshore portion of the park includes the northernmost region of the Florida Reef, one of the largest coral reefs in the world.
United States v. The Progressive (nom) by Hawkeye7. United States v. The Progressive was a lawsuit against The Progressive magazine by the United States Department of Energy that followed a temporary injunction to prevent the publication of an article that purported to reveal the "secret" of the hydrogen bomb. Although the information was compiled from public sources, the Department of Energy claimed that it violated the Atomic Energy Act of 1954. The article was eventually published, and the case dropped, after additional information was published by other sources and the Department of Energy declared the case moot.
One featured list was promoted this week:
List of honors received by Maya Angelou (nom) by Figureskatingfan. African-American writer and poet Maya Angelou has been honored by a wide array of entities throughout her professional career. She was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, a Tony Award, and received three Grammy Awards for her spoken word albums.
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre (nom) created by Detroit Publishing Co, restored and nominated by Adam Cuerden. Shakespeare's Memorial Theatre opened in 1879 and burned down in 1926. It was replaced by the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
Nancy Storace (nom) created by Pietro Bettelini, restored and nominated by Adam Cuerden . Nancy Storace (27 October 1765 – 24 August 1817) was an English soprano who had a very successful career in opera. This portrait is by Italian engraver Pietro Bettelini.
Hagia Sophia (nom) created by ArildV and nominated by Tomer T. The Hagia Sophia (full Greek name Ναός τῆς Ἁγίας τοῦ Θεοῦ Σοφίας or "Shrine of the Holy Wisdom of God") has a complicated history and is currently a museum. It is the third building to stand on its present location, and was inaugurated in the year 537.
East Brother Island Light (nom) created by Frank Schulenburg and nominated by Tomer T. The East Brother Island Lighthouse was opened in 1874. The lighthouse is listed in the United States National Register of Historic Places. The former keepers' house now operates as a bed and breakfast.
One featured topic was promoted this week:
Dan Leno on stage and record (nom) nominated by Cassianto. The topic includes three articles, all of them featured. Dan Leno (20 December 1860 – 31 October 1904) was a comedian and actor in Victorian England.