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Merchant Marine

Movie Review: Inside Llewyn Davis

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.02.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

We are awash in films examining the Beats and the roots of the generation shift that occurred from the late 1950s through the 1960s - but none with a clearer eye than Joel and Ethan Coen's Inside Llewyn Davis.

The Forgotten Branch: Author Jack Beritzhoff Remembers the Merchant Marine

David Kudler | Posted 07.24.2013 | Books
David Kudler

As we approach Memorial Day, most Americans are conscious of honoring those who have served in the military, so nearly all of us could name the three largest branches -- the Army, the Air Force, and the Navy. Very few, however, would think to include the Merchant Marine.

Giffords, Kelly Honor Esteemed Grads

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics

KINGS POINT, N.Y. — With his wife, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, watching and cheering nearby, retired astronaut Mark Kelly exhorted grad...

Adjusting to the Vanishing Bookstore

Tom Alderman | Posted 10.03.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

For book lovers, nothing is quite so disheartening as seeing our local Borders or Barnes & Noble with a "For Lease" sign on the door. It's the indigestible realization that an increasing number of books now require a battery to read.

Hold Fast: The 5 Survival Lessons of Capt. Richard Phillips

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Sherwood

The captain's courage is a model for all of us. As we await details of how he made it through his four-day ordeal, it's clear that there was much more to his survival than just bravery.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy: Two Graduates Led Ship Hijacked By Somali Pirates

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Two graduates of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy led the ship that was hijacked by Somali pirates. The crew of the hijacked ship managed to retake ...

USS Bainbridge: Information On US Destroyer Tracking Somali Pirates

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The American destroyer the USS Bainbridge is tracking a U.S.-flagged ship that was hijacked by Somali pirates. The crew of the hijacked ship managed ...