A market in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigerian Afrobeat musician Fela Kuti describes the city's conditions, including a multilingual trading market, in his widely praised 1975 album Confusion. The album is the subject of a new featured article.
This Signpost "Featured content" report covers material promoted from August 11, 2013 through August 17, 2013.
Aleeta curvicosta, a species of cicada, is commonly known as the floury baker or floury miller. This photo was promoted to Featured picture in 2012.
Sixteen featured articles were promoted this week.
The Diary of a Nobody (nom) nominated by Brianboulton – a seminal work in comic English fiction, much imitated over the years in terms of format and characterisation. The nominator says: "It's comedy without malice; the book has never been out of print, and if you haven't read it before I hope this article might inspire you to do so (free, online of course)."
X-Cops (The X-Files) (nom) nominated by Gen. Quon – "The X-Files meets COPS episode of the series", says the nominator, "particularly well-loved by the fanbase. I feel that this episode able to both balance the humor and scariness, both of which were facets that The X-Files was famous for."
Robert Howe (Continental Army officer) (nom) nominated by Cdtew – a controversial commander, a failed tactician, a duelist, and possibly an attempted spy for the British. The nominator says: "All around, that makes for a fascinating character, whose story I believe I've captured fully."
Boenga Roos dari Tjikembang (novel) (nom) nominated by Crisco 1492 – The Rose of Cikembang is "the most beautiful work of Chinese Malay literature I've read yet", in the nominator's opinion. "It's the only one I know of which has been translated to English"
Characters of God of War (nom) by JDC808. Video game franchise God of War has included a wide variety of characters since its introduction in 2005. Most of them are loosely based on Greek mythology, including Olympian Gods, Titans, and Greek heroes, among others. Other minor fictional characters also appear in the games, such as the family of the protagonist, Kratos, who is also fictional.
Beyoncé Knowles discography (nom) by JennKR. American recording artist Beyoncé Knowles has sold more than 118 million records worldwide as a solo artist, and is among the best-selling music artists of all time. Her musical career began at a young age and she rocketed to fame as a member of girl group Destiny's Child. She later developed a successful solo career, including four studio albums and five Billboard Hot 100 number-one hits.
Malayalam–language poet and folk-song writer Kalathil Makki Divakaran, commonly known as Chandiroor Divakaran
Three featured pictures were promoted this week.
Albanian water frog (nom) created by Benny Trapp and nominated by Tomer T. The Albanian water frog (Pelophylax shqipericus) is a threatened species. The frogs are found in freshwater habitats in Albania and Montenegro.
Map of the Battle of the Somme (nom) created by Grandiose, Giro720 and the United States Army and nominated by Grandiose. The Battle of the Somme (French Bataille de la Somme, German Schlacht an der Somme) was a First World War battle that occurred between 1 July and 18 November 1916 in the vicinity of the River Somme in France. Approximately 2.5 million combatants participated in the battle. The battle is noted for its large number of casualties, the role of air power, and the first use of the tank.