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By Adam Cuerden and Bri

This month we're doing a fairly minimal report. Last month, there were around fifty articles and lists to summarise, and I wasn't able to get any help for it. This month, I'm doing the amount I feel up to, which means no article summaries by me. Still have the gallery of featured pictures because it's literally the same amount of work either way there, and Bri has done featured article summaries. As always, we work a month behind so that we're not adding new content right up to publication date.

Adam Cuerden

Featured articles

Twenty-four featured articles were promoted in September.

King Edgar with the Virgin Mary and St Peter
Portrait of Ælfwynn's foster-son King Edgar in the Winchester New Minster Charter of 966
Ælfwynn, wife of Æthelstan Half-King, nominated by Dudley Miles
Anglo-Saxon nobility who died in 983, chiefly known for having been foster-mother to the future King Edgar the Peaceful (shown in illustration).
BioShock 2, nominated by David Fuchs
A first-person shooter video game for PlayStation 3, Windows, and Xbox 360 released in 2010. It sold over three million copies.
1997–98 Gillingham F.C. season, nominated by ChrisTheDude
1963–64 Gillingham F.C. season, nominated by ChrisTheDude
1920–21 Burnley F.C. season, nominated by BigDom
Both academics and sports magazines have called the stadium the "modern cathedral". If that's true, then these (European) football seasons fulfill their seekers' quests for meaning, and who am I to argue with that?
2022 Welsh Open (snooker), nominated by Lee Vilenski
Less of a blowout than a football stadium, but still: snooker is a diversion from the tedium of being alive, and also prone to childish puns involving balls and pockets. But at any rate, Joe Perry won the tournament.
Aerial view of a highway bridge on columns crossing a river and a narrow island.
The Glenn L. Jackson Memorial Bridge carries I-205 across the Columbia River
Interstate 205 (Oregon–Washington), nominated by SounderBruce
A 37-mile (60 km) long auxiliary Interstate Highway in the Portland, Oregon and Washington suburbs, bypassing Interstate 5. It crosses the largest river in the Western United States outside of Alaska at a fortuitously placed island; unfortunately, the bridge (image shown) took the lives of three construction workers.
Wizards of Waverly Place, nominated by SatDis
A Disney sitcom whose tie-ins included merchandise, a soundtrack album and video game adaptations.
"Dance in the Dark", nominated by FrB.TG
A 2010 Lady Gaga single that isn't actually about dancing, if you get the drift. Positive reviews indicated its suitability for accompanying a workout (is that another innuendo?) and it was nominated for a Grammy – but one reviewer called it "a little bit Gaga-by-numbers".
"I Drink Wine", nominated by MaranoFan
A song from Adele's 2021 album 30, it deals with feelings stemming from her divorce from Simon Konecki. It was variously described as one of the top ten songs of 2021 (Rolling Stone), a "'standard Adele' cut" (MusicOMH), and – at over six minutes long – excessively lengthy and unfit for pop radio (Slant Magazine).
"Our Song" (Taylor Swift song), nominated by Ippantekina
This song from Taylor Swift's 2006 debut album peaked atop Billboard's Hot Country Songs for six weeks, and made seventeen-year-old Swift the youngest person to single-handedly write and sing a Hot Country Songs number one.
R2K: The Concert, nominated by Pseud 14
The first arena concert by Filipina entertainer Regine Velasquez, held on April 7 and 8, 2000, at the Araneta Coliseum; it featured a 360-degree configuration with a semi-circular plexiglass two-level stage with twin staircases, four large video screens, and an automated flying rig. A bit more than your neighborhood cafe's open mic night, in other words. The show earned Velasquez Best Female Major Concert Act at the 13th Aliw Awards.
Famous photograph of Truman grinning and holding up a copy of the newspaper that erroneously announced his defeat
Louis H. Bean wasn't fooled like many others were.
Louis H. Bean, nominated by Kavyansh.Singh
Bean was an American economic and political analyst best known for predicting Harry S. Truman's victory in the 1948 presidential election, which earned him the title "Lone Prophet" of Truman's victory from Life magazine. His analysis was based on the idea of "political tides", similar to Arthur M. Schlesinger Sr.'s cyclical theory, and from identifying third party movements affecting the two-party vote share.
The Boat Race 2022, nominated by The Rambling Man
The Boat Race between Cambridge and Oxford was first held in 1829 and has been held annually since 1856, except during the First and Second World Wars and the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. It restarted in 2021, relocated to River Great Ouse, without spectators due to pandemic restrictions, and in 2022 returned to its usual location on River Thames. The winning Cambridge women's team had the fastest time for a women's race at the Thames; the men from Oxford won with the third-fastest time ever.
spine and front cover of hardbound book
Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
W. Somerset Maugham, nominated by Tim riley
Playwright, novelist, short-story writer, and MI6 agent – gathering intelligence on German Samoa during World War I – with a complicated love life. He described his early attempts to be heterosexual as the greatest mistake in his life. Four and a half million copies of his books were bought in the US during his lifetime; his well-known book Of Human Bondage was partly autobiographical., nominated by lullabying
One of the first major websites aimed at teenage girls in the United States, praised for being a positive community on topics such as female sexuality, queer identity, and body positivity, as well as its inclusion of peer advice from teenage girls. It won the Webby Award in 1998 and was shut down in 2018.
Bleed American, nominated by MusicforthePeople and DannyMusicEditor
Jimmy Eat World's 2001 album containing "The Middle", considered by critics to be the band's signature song and their crossover hit, becoming "one of the most recognizable tunes of its generation, a common radio staple to this day". It had the current title when its first single was released but was renamed prior to the album's release because of the 9/11 attacks, then was renamed back to the current title in 2008.
Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine, nominated by Anarchyte
A 2013 Xbox 360, Mac, Linux and PC single- or multiplayer stealth video game (a stealth game allows the player to remain undetected by hiding, sneaking, or using disguises) later ported to a Nintendo platform as well. Turned down twice by Microsoft Game Studios before it was picked up by another studio for release, it went on to get critical raves like a 9.5/10 score from Destructoid and two awards at the Independent Games Festival. It garnered positive comparisons to the heist film Ocean's Eleven and Pac-Man.
Homo antecessor, nominated by Dunkleosteus77
An archaic human species from 1.2 to 0.8 million years ago once thought to be the last common ancestor of modern humans and Neanderthals, but later reinterpreted as an offshoot from the modern human line, branching off just before the modern human/Neanderthal split. They were able to manufacture simple pebble and flake stone tools out of quartz and chert, and may not have used fire.
Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles, nominated by Your Power
2021 Disney concert film starring Billie Eilish, blending live action and animation (using motion capture and rotoscoping) in the style of Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Cool World. Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Music Film and other awards.
Kathryn D. Sullivan, nominated by User:Hawkeye7 and TommyBoy
First woman to dive to the deepest part of the Earth's oceans, the Challenger Deep; aviation altitude record-holder; US Navy officer; college professor and holder of multiple honorary doctorates; space shuttle astronaut who helped deploy the Hubble Space Telescope; member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; etc. In other words, an underachiever. Just kidding, really a person to put on one of your "perfect dinner guests" list if you don't mind looking like a schmuck by comparison.
A black and white sketch of men on foot fighting with swords
Roman general Scipio's son rescues his father at Battle of Ticinus
Battle of Ticinus, nominated by Gog the Mild
A battle between Hannibal and his Celtic (Gaulish) allies against the Romans in 218 BCE. Hannibal prevailed and proceeded to campaign in southern Italy for the next 12 years. The Roman leader, Publius Cornelius Scipio, was wounded during the battle and rescued from death or capture by his 16-year-old son.
WBPX-TV, nominated by Sammi Brie
A television station in Boston, Massachusetts, originally broadcasting subscription television in the 1970s – encrypted analog over-the-air broadcast television which could be decrypted with special equipment – becoming the nucleus of the Monitor Channel which lost hundreds of millions of dollars, then a Boston University for-profit operation, then finally an outlet of the Pax network, which changed its name to i in 2005 before becoming known as Ion in 2007.
Coventry ring road, nominated by Amakuru
A 2.25-mile (3.62 km) ring road in Coventry, England; with weaving sections as short as 300 yards (270 m), giving the road a reputation for being difficult to navigate.

Featured pictures

Twenty-two Featured pictures were promoted in September, including lead and footer images for this article.

Featured topics

Two featured topics were promoted in September:

Romanian record charts, nominated by Cartoon network freak
Overview of Angel Locsin, nominated by Pseud 14

Featured lists

Ten featured lists were promoted in September.

Women's Professional Billiards Championship, nominated by BennyOnTheLoose
List of songs recorded by Ella Henderson, nominated by Lil-unique1
Michael Jackson singles discography, nominated by TheWikiholic
List of presidents of the United States, nominated by Kavyansh.Singh
List of municipalities in Arkansas, nominated by Mattximus and Straughn
Grace Kelly on screen and stage, nominated by Cowlibob
94th Academy Awards, nominated by RunningTiger123 and Birdienest81
GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film – Wide Release, nominated by PanagiotisZois
List of Billboard number-one R&B songs of 1953, nominated by ChrisTheDude
List of Billboard number-one R&B songs of 1954, nominated by ChrisTheDude

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