A satellite view from the United States Geological Survey with annotations by user:Stratosphere of the "mixing bowl" interchange of Interstate Highways I-96, I-696, and I-275 and Michigan Highway M-5. Interstate 96 is a new featured article.
This Signpost "Featured content" report covers material promoted from 2 June 2013 through 8 June 2013.
German physicist Jürgen Ehlers studied gravitational lensing with Peter Schneider.
The cast from the 2012 Canadian tour of She Has a Name.
Seven featured articles were promoted this week:
Jane Joseph (nom) by Brianboulton. Joseph (1894–1929) was an English musician. She was a pupil of English composer Gustav Holst, and was associated with his works during her short-lived career, which ended with her premature death. Many of Joseph's original compositions have been lost, but two of her published works received much critical acclaim.
Russula virescens (nom) by Sasata. Russula virescens is an edible basidiomycete mushroom. Its pale green cap measures up to 15 centimeters (6 inches) in diameter. It is a popular food in Spain and China. It can be found growing in Asia, North Africa, Europe, and Central America.
SMS Thüringen (nom) by Parsecboy. Thüringen was a 22,808 metric ton Helgoland-class dreadnought battleship of the German Imperial Navy. The ship's keel was laid in 1908 and it entered fleet service in 1911. Thüringen served in World War I in the North Sea against the British Grand Fleet. After the War, Thüringen was transferred to France and used for target practice. She was eventually broken up.
Jürgen Ehlers (nom) by Markus Pössel. Ehlers (1929–2008) was a German physicist. His research focused on general relativity and its applications to astrophysics. He proved what is now known as the Ehlers-Geren-Sachs theorem. He was interested in the philosophy and history of physics, and was a popularizer of science. He received numerous awards during his lifetime and posthumously; the Jürgen Ehlers Thesis Prize of the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation is named in his honor.
2012 tour of She Has a Name (nom) by Neelix. The play She Has a Name by Andrew Kooman went on a fringe theatre tour of Canada in 2012. The plot of the play includes human trafficking as a major element. After Saturday matinée performances, panel discussions were held to raise awareness of the problem of human trafficking. The play received generally positive reviews, earning some awards but also negative comments from critics. Audiences often reacted very emotionally to the play, and standing ovations were common.
Interstate 96 (nom) by Imzadi1979. Interstate 96 (I-96) is an interstate highway. Freeway construction on the route was first proposed in the 1940s, and construction began in 1956. I-96 was completed in 1977. Additional lanes and interchanges have been added since that time. In a 2011 study, the average number of vehicles each day on the route between 6 and 7 Mile roads in Livonia was 201,200.
Two featured lists were promoted this week.
Timeline of the Manhattan Project (nom) by Hawkeye7. The Manhattan Project was a research and development project that produced the first atomic bombs during World War II. Deployed from 1939 until 1945, it was under the direction of Major General Leslie Groves, and produced two types of atomic bombs. The Manhattan Project was replaced by the Atomic Energy Commission two years after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
List of songs recorded by Scissor Sisters (nom) by Underneath-it-All. American pop music group Scissor Sisters have released four studio albums since the beginning of their career in 2002 under the independent record label A Touch of Class. After the release of their debut single "Electrobix", the band joined the ranks of Polydor Records in 2003. The Scissor Sisters have recorded a wide array of songs, though they have yet to record with featured artists.
Five featured pictures were promoted this week.
Long-tailed Broadbill (nom) created by JJ Harrison and nominated by JJ Harrison. The Long-tailed Broadbill (Psarisomus dalhousiae) is found in the Himalayas, Southeast Asia, and Indonesia. It is a forest bird and highly sociable. Adults are approximately 25 centimeters (10 inches) long.
Charles Baudelaire (nom) created by Étienne Carjat and nominated by Crisco 1492. Charles Pierre Baudelaire (1821–1867) was a widely influential French poet. He is best known for his volume of poetry Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil), first published in 1857.
Julie Delpy (nom) created by Fabrice Lévêque and nominated by Cowtowner. Julie Delpy (born 1969) is a French-American performing artist. She has directed, written, or acted in more than thirty films. She has won a number of awards, and has been nominated for three César Awards and an Academy Award.
Hotel Astoria in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in a new featured picture
One featured topic was promoted this week.
Maya Angelou (nom) nominated by Figureskatingfan. Maya Angelou (born Marguerite Ann Johnson in 1928) is an American writer. She is best known for her autobiographies, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969). At the inauguration ceremony of United States President Bill Clinton in 1993 she recited her poem "On the Pulse of Morning". She has been involved in the civil rights movement and politics.
Maya Angelou received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2011.