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Modern Piracy

Mallika Rao

Why Are There Suddenly So Many Movies About Somali PIrates? | Mallika Rao | Posted 10.26.2013 | Arts

After armed men off the Nigerian coast took two seafarers hostage this week, CNN declared the Gulf of Guinea the new “piracy hotspot" -- second to t...

"The Golden Age of Piracy" or Long John Silver in a Tank

Richard Spilman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Richard Spilman

I do understand why folks have always had a fascination with pirates but my problem with Disney and other mass marketers is that they have attempted to make pirates cute and cuddly.