This Signpost "Featured content" report covers material promoted from September 15, 2013 through September 21, 2013.
12 featured articles were promoted this week.
Julianne Moore (born 1960) is a British-American actress and children's author. She has received four Academy Award nominations.
Stanley Bruce (1883 – 1967) was the eighth Prime Minister of Australia (1923–29).
No. 38 Squadron RAAF (nom) by Nick-D. This article covers a Royal Australian Air Force transport squadron that was formed in 1943, and saw service in World War II, the Malayan Emergency, and a number of other training and peacekeeping roles. The squadron still exists today in both a transportation and training role, and has the "longest period of continual operation of any of the RAAF's flying squadrons."
Stanley Bruce (nom) by Unus Multorum. Was the eighth Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1923 to 1929. Bruce was a World War I veteran, member of the Nationalist Party, and later an international figure. Most notably, Bruce oversaw the Australian government's move from Melbourne to Canberra, the new capital, and became the first Australian to serve in the United Kingdom's House of Lords.
Boletus calopus (nom) by Casliber. Also known as the "bitter beech bolete" or the "scarlet–stemmed bolete", this fungus grows in the woodlands of Asia, Northern Europe, and North America. Although first described as a member of the genus Boletus in 1801, recent evidence indicates that it will likely be moved to a new genus due to substantial differences with other Boletus species. While not strictly poisonous, the bitter-tasting compounds calopin and O-acetylcyclocalopin A make this fungus rather unpalatable.
Love the Way You Lie (nom) by Wikipedian_Penguin. This 2010 hit single, performed by Eminem (and featuring Rihanna), was written by the rapper, along with artists Skylar Grey and Alex da Kid. The track went on to become Eminem's best-selling single, despite its somewhat controversial topic, domestic violence. Interestingly, the song was criticized due to its focus on the "abuser" (sung by Eminem, and portrayed by Dominic Monaghan in the music video) rather than the "victim" (sung by Rihanna, and portrayed by Megan Fox); perhaps this led to Rihanna's "Love the Way You Lie (Part II)", which although less well–received, turned the tables on the original song.
Elgin Cathedral (nom) by Aunva6. Construction started on this Scottish cathedral in around 1215, and was completed by 1242. Serving the Diocese of Moray, the cathedral survived fires in 1270, 1390, and 1402. When the Scottish Parliament voted to adopt Protestantism as the state church in 1560, the cathedral was abandoned. Since that time, the structure was stripped of its lead roofing and permitted to decay, leaving the site in ruins today.
Mascarene Parrot (nom) by FunkMonk. The Mascarene Parrot was a species of parrot unique to the island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. First discovered in 1674, the parrot was described by Linnaeus in 1771, and was likely extinct before the dawn of the 19th century. Modern researchers have been unable to determine precisely the correct scientific classification for this parrot, which debate centers around whether the bird was of African (subfamily Coracopsinae) or Asian (subfamily Psittaculinae) in origin. Adding to that confusion is the fact that, despite two stuffed specimens existing today, researchers are not sure of the parrot's coloration in life.
Kellie Loder (nom) by Neelix. This Canadian recording artist has released two Contemporary Christian albums, with her latest album, 2010's Imperfections & Directions earning the singer-songwriter a nomination for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year at the 2012 Juno Awards, Canada's top music awards. Originally intending to become a nurse, Loder did not finally make the decision to abandon her medical career for music until 2013. Despite moving toward writing and performing more secular music, Loder still considers her craft a form of Christian ministry.
Format of Sesame Street (nom) by Figureskatingfan. Sesame Street, a popular American children's show, has varied its format several times throughout its 44-year history. Originally starting out in a "magazine" format, the show gradually became more "story"-oriented, depicting a single thematic story throughout several 10-minute segments. Eventually, the show's audience grew younger, and by the late 1990s, Elmo became a dominant narrative figure.
Julianne Moore (nom) by Loeba. This article covers the well-known British-American actress of stage, television, and film, who starred in such works as Boogie Nights, The Hours, and Game Change. Moore has won both a Daytime and Primetime Emmy, a SAG Award, and a Golden Globe, and was nominated for four Academy Awards.
Talk That Talk (Rihanna song) (nom) by Tomica. This article covers the Bajan singer's 2011 single that earned Rihanna and Jay-Z, who rapped on the track, a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for the 2013 awards show. The song is considered one of Rihanna's more light-hearted songs from the album of the same name, and was promoted with a B-side that included a remix of the singer's hit single with Calvin Harris, "We Found Love".
"Goodbyeee" (nom) by Ajmint. This was the sixth and last episode of Blackadder's fourth series (known as Blackadder Goes Forth), which concentrated around the First World War. This was the last regular episode of the show to be broadcast. Without giving away too many spoilers, the episode was considered "darker" than others in the series, and the final shot is of a field of poppies.
D-Day naval deceptions (nom) by ErrantX. An article that contains exactly "what it says on the tin", it describes Operations Taxable, Glimmer, and Big Drum, which all had one primary thing in common: attempting to fool German military before and during the Invasion of Normandy in June 1944. While Taxable and Glimmer focused on Calais, to the east of the planned invasion site, Big Drum was an attempt to make the Allied invasion force seem larger than it was. Despite being thoroughly planned, sources are divided as to whether they were successful to any degree.
The mushroom Boletus calopus is found in Asia, Northern Europe and North America.
Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan won two National Film Awards for Best Actor in the 2000s.
6 featured lists were promoted this week.
List of Square Enix compilation albums (nom) by PresN. Japanese video game company Square Enix constantly releases compilation albums containing songs, or arrangements of songs, from multiple video game series owned and developed by the company. These albums include music directly from the games, as well as arrangements covering a variety of styles, such as orchestral, piano, vocal, and techno. Dozens of albums have been published since, primarily through Square Enix's own record label.
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series (nom) by SoapFan12. This award is presented annually at the Emmy Awards ceremony to honour outstanding series in the drama field of television. The Doctors, first aired in 1963, became the first recipient of the award in 1972. General Hospital holds the record for the most awards, winning on eleven occasions. ABC has been the the most successful network, with a total of twenty-one wins.
Sherlock Holmes (1939 film series) (nom) by SchroCat. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes was the subject of a series of fourteen films released between 1939 and 1946. Actors Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce played Holmes and Dr. John Watson, respectively. The first two films were released by 20th Century Fox, while the rest were made by Universal Studios. Some of the films in the series had become degraded over time, with some of the original negatives lost.
62nd Academy Awards (nom) by Birdienest81. The 62nd Academy Awards took place on March 26, 1990 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Awards in 23 categories were presented. Driving Miss Daisy became the most-awarded film of the ceremony, winning four awards including Best Picture and Best Actress. Drama war film Glory finished second with three awards, while other thrirteen films receiving at least one. Additionally, two special honourary awards were given.
List of Billboard number-one alternative singles of the 1980s (nom) by Holiday56. A total of twenty-two singles had topped the Alternative Songs record chart by the end of the 1980s. The chart, that ranks the most-played songs on American modern rock radio stations, debuted in the September 10, 1988 issue of Billboard, having "Peek-a-Boo" as its inaugural number-one single. Alternative rock band R.E.M. and new wave group The B-52's were the only acts to score more than one number-one single during the 1980s.
National Film Award for Best Actor (nom) by Vensatry with Bill william compton. This award, officially known as the Rajat Kamal Award for the Best Actor in Hindi, is presented annually at the National Film Awards of India since 1968. It honours actors who have delivered the best performance in a leading role within the Indian film industry. Uttam Kumar, from Bengali cinema, was the first recipient of the award, thanks to his performances in Anthony Firingee and Chiriyakhana.
Ida B. Wells (1862 – 1931) was an African-American journalist, sociologist, and suffragist.
Ida B. Wells (nom) created by Mary Garrity, restored by Adam Cuerden and nominated by Chick Bowen. African-American journalist and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells (1862 – 1931) documented lynching in the United States. She was a skilled rhetorician.
New Moon (1940 film) (nom) created by Tooker Litho Co. and nominated by Crisco 1492. New Moon is a 1940 musical film adaptation of The New Moon operetta. The film starred Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Mary Boland, and George Zucco.
Sunset at Montmajour (nom) created by Vincent Van Gogh and nominated by Crisco 1492. This oil painting by Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh was completed in 1888. In 2013 it became the first Van Gogh painting to be confirmed as the artist's work since 1928.