Valley View (Romney, West Virginia): Article of the day for February 22, 2020

The Mediadise Article of The Day for February 22, 2020 is: Valley View (Romney, West Virginia). Valley View is a mid-19th-century Greek Revival residence and farm overlooking the South Branch Potomac River northwest of Romney, West Virginia. Sitting atop a promontory where Depot Valley joins the South Branch Potomac River valley, the house was built by James Parsons Jr. in 1855. It is a two-story brick structure with a rectangular architectural plan. The front entrance is covered by a small … Read More

Wail al-Shehri: Article of the day for February 21, 2020

The Mediadise Article of The Day for February 21, 2020 is: Wail al-Shehri. Wail al-Shehri (1973–2001) was one of five hijackers of American Airlines Flight 11, which was flown into the North Tower of the World Trade Center as part of the September 11 attacks (memorial pictured). He and his younger brother Waleed joined an Al-Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan in March 2000. They were chosen, along with other Saudis, to participate in the attacks. Shehri returned to Saudi Arabia in … Read More

Ashcan comic: Article of the day for February 20, 2020

The Mediadise Article of The Day for February 20, 2020 is: Ashcan comic. An ashcan comic is a type of American comic book originally created solely to establish trademarks on potential titles and not intended for sale. It was developed by publishers including All-American Publications (logo pictured) and Fawcett Comics to gain legal protection for desirable titles. An ashcan comic was the same size as a regular comic book and usually had a black and white cover. The practice became … Read More

Kosmoceratops: Article of the day for February 19, 2020

The Mediadise Article of The Day for February 19, 2020 is: Kosmoceratops. Kosmoceratops was a ceratopsid dinosaur that lived in what is now the U.S. state of Utah about 76.4–75.5 million years ago, during the Late Cretaceous. Specimens of the genus were discovered in Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument in 2006 and 2007. It had an estimated length of 4.5 m (15 ft) and weight of 1.2 t (1.3 short tons). Kosmoceratops (from Greek for “ornate horned face”) was named for its skull, the … Read More

Neferefre: Article of the day for February 18, 2020

The Mediadise Article of The Day for February 18, 2020 is: Neferefre. Neferefre was a pharaoh of the Fifth Dynasty of ancient Egypt in the 25th century BC, during the Old Kingdom period. Known as prince Ranefer before he ascended the throne, he was probably the eldest son of pharaoh Neferirkare Kakai and queen Khentkaus II. Neferefre started a pyramid for himself in the royal necropolis of Abusir and was buried in it, although it was unfinished. The pyramid was roughly … Read More

Yucatán Peninsula: Article of the day for February 17, 2020

The Mediadise Article of The Day for February 17, 2020 is: Yucatán Peninsula. Tropical Storm Carlotta was a tropical cyclone that caused flooding in several states in southwestern and central Mexico. The system strengthened into a tropical storm on June 15, 2018. It reached peak intensity two days later with reported maximum sustained winds of 65 mph (100 km/h) and a minimum central pressure of 997 millibars (29.44 inHg) when it was only 30 mi (50 km) south-southeast of Acapulco. Interaction with the land and wind … Read More

Downloadable content: Article of the day for February 16, 2020

The Mediadise Article of The Day for February 16, 2020 is: Downloadable content. Marvel’s Spider-Man is a 2018 action-adventure game developed by Insomniac Games for the PlayStation 4 console. In the main storyline, the crime lord Mister Negative threatens to release a deadly virus; Spider-Man, voiced by Yuri Lowenthal (pictured), must confront him and protect New York City. Shown in third-person perspective, the superhero can move freely around the city, interacting with characters, undertaking missions, and casting webs to incapacitate foes. … Read More

Roger B. Chaffee: Article of the day for February 15, 2020

The Mediadise Article of The Day for February 15, 2020 is: Roger B. Chaffee. Roger B. Chaffee (February 15, 1935 – January 27, 1967) was an American naval aviator, aeronautical engineer, and astronaut in the Apollo program. He died in a fire along with Gus Grissom and Ed White during a pre-launch test for Apollo 1. Before joining NASA, Chaffee obtained his private pilot’s license and graduated from Purdue University in 1957. Joining the U.S. Navy as an ensign, he trained … Read More

The Unconquered (1940 play): Article of the day for February 13, 2020

The Mediadise Article of The Day for February 13, 2020 is: The Unconquered (1940 play). The Unconquered is a three-act play written by Russian-American author Ayn Rand as an adaptation of her 1936 novel We the Living. Producer George Abbott staged the play on Broadway in February 1940, featuring Helen Craig (pictured) as Kira Argounova, a young woman living in the Soviet Union in the 1920s. Her lover Leo Kovalensky develops tuberculosis. To get money for his treatment, Kira has … Read More

Arthur Sullivan: Article of the day for February 12, 2020

The Mediadise Article of The Day for February 12, 2020 is: Arthur Sullivan. Arthur Sullivan (13 May 1842 – 22 November 1900) was an English composer best known for his operatic collaborations with the dramatist W. S. Gilbert. Among his early works were a ballet, a symphony, a cello concerto and a one-act comic opera, Cox and Box, which is still widely performed. He wrote his first opera with Gilbert, Thespis, in 1871. In 1875 the impresario Richard D’Oyly Carte engaged … Read More