Twelve articles were featured last week: Azerbaijani people (nom), Cochineal (nom), Actuary (nom), Belton House (nom), Pope Pius XII (nom), Battle of the Eastern Solomons (nom), Fermi paradox (nom), Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (nom), Naval Battle of Guadalcanal (nom), Velociraptor (nom), Tropical Storm Allison (nom) and Cryptography (nom).
One list reached featured list status last week: List of areas in the National Park System of the United States.
The following featured articles were displayed last week on the main page as Today's featured article: Kolkata, Oroonoko, Deconstructivism, Right whale, Manila Light Rail Transit System, Sunday Times Golden Globe Race and Lindsay Lohan. The appearance of Lohan one week after Uma Thurman prompted questions on the English Wikipedia mailing list. This was explained by geni as the young male demographic writing about subjects they're interested in that are easy to source. Some attention was also directed to the overuse of fair use images in these and other featured articles.
Six pictures reached featured picture status last week: