Ed Erhart

  1. News on Wikipedia: Fidel Castro, president of Cuba, dead at 90

    Photo by Marcelo Montecino,CC BY-SA 2.0.

    Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons are here to help you learn more about the recently deceased Fidel Castro.... Read more

  2. Wait, what? Tarrare, the man with an insatiable appetite

    Painting by Pieter Aertsen via the Google Cultural Institute, public domain/CC0.

    Meals for fifteen, a live cat, snakes, lizards, puppies, and an entire eel—none were off limits.... Read more

  3. The early vitriolic political campaigns of Richard Nixon, as chronicled by Wikipedia

    Photo via the National Archives and Records Administration, public domain/CC0.

    Richard Nixon is known for his presidency and downfall, but it was his early campaigns that defined his political style and image.... Read more

  4. Remembering Khalid Mahmood

    Photo by Khalid Mahmood, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Today marks one year since Khalid Mahmood, a Wikipedia editor and pioneer, passed away after a long illness.... Read more

  5. Community digest: Indian flora windfall for Commons, news in brief

    Photo by Jeevan Jose, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Thousands of new images are now available on Wikimedia Commons thanks to recent work from numerous Indian field biologists; Wikimedia Sweden wins social media prize; and more.... Read more

  6. Arctic temperatures are no match for this retiree and his camera

    Photo courtesy of Andreas Weith.

    “I am no doubt infected by the arctic virus,” Andreas Weith says. “I just can’t resist using every chance to go north … the only region of this earth where man’s influence is not really obvious and where nature still rules over everything else.”... Read more

  7. A fascination with exploration: the polar pioneers of Wikipedia

    Photoby Sergey Tarasenko, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Polar explorers were singular individuals who embarked on voyages of discovery, and as one Wikipedia editor put it, “Stories of endurance in the face of extreme hardship and danger will always fascinate people. This is apparent in the way that each new generation seems to rediscover and relish these stories.”... Read more

  8. Community digest: Estonian president-elect’s article now in thirty languages; news in brief

    Photo by  Ireen Trummer, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    The value of Wikipedia in the news was proved in Estonia last month during the country’s presidential election.... Read more

  9. When the Nobel Peace Prize laureate is announced, Wikipedia editors will be there to document them

    Photo by Linda meelin,   CC BY-SA 4.0.

    This Friday, Wikipedians around the world will gather for #Wikinobel 2016—a collaborative effort to ensure that as many Wikipedias as possible have an article on this year’s Peace Prize laureate.... Read more

  10. What motivates a Wikipedia editor to write about the Battersea Power Station?

    Photo by Alberto Pascual, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    “Electricity was generated in these enormous, beautifully designed cathedrals … modern temples to worship a new sort of power.”... Read more