humanitarian worker Jessica Buchanan endured this reality of imminent death during her three-month kidnapping by Somali pirates. Her book describes in amazing detail, day by day, minute by minute, her horrific ordeal.
Cyclones and centuries have worn away many of the well-aged engravings on the stone markers.
The usual gang of idiots over at MAD Magazine have set their sights on the world of animation for their next issue and asked us if we'd share this preview of the list.
Yusef is part of an entire generation of Somalis lost in a world that has forgotten them. I started my film trying to tell the story of the pirates, which continue to this day, but soon realized the real story was of the pain of the Somali people.
Thirty feet below the surface of the Chagres River lay the remains of one of the most important battles in pirate history: an encounter between the Spanish Empire and the greatest buccaneer leader of all time, Captain Henry Morgan.
Those who follow the issue of attacks by Somali pirates on commercial shipping are likely aware that many shipowners' firms have turned to private sec...
Attacks are unlikely on Somali ships and for a fee tourists can hitch a ride from Yemen with some cargo. In my case, there were a lot of cookies involved.
Admittedly skeptical of another Harry Potteresque series, I ended up enjoying screenwriter Geoff Rodkey's first book for young readers tremendously. Because the book was so much fun, I figured an interview with its creator would be fun too.
The Yankees have climbed into a first place tie, and in case you haven't noticed, the Pittsburgh Pirates are also tied for first. It's been two decades since the Pirates have had a winning record, the same year the Yankees last had a losing record.
If Enrica Lexie was flying another flag, chances are it would have been released and home and dry a long time back. The problem is the vessel is Italian like Sonia Gandhi was before she became an Indian citizen.
Johnny Depp has a lot to answer for. The "mockney" drawl, the swagger and the healthy disdain for maritime authorities he perfected as Captain Jack Sparrow lent a cachet to piracy that had eluded the profession for centuries.
We cannot fight piracy with our U.S. fleet alone. Fortunately, on this issue, the world is on our side, and one of the most powerful weapons available is within our reach.
Even as commentators start to note the GOP effort to create a fictional Barack Obama, it looks like Republicans have decided to double down on the stupid. That is, they have strayed from plausible lies -- lies that, to the uninformed, could feel true -- to absurd ones.
There are plenty of off-the-beaten path holidays to celebrate this month to keep life interesting and your party game on point.
There's been a great deal of discussion lately about the impact of technology on traditional businesses such as bookstores, media, TV, newspapers and ...
My friend, Ludger, enthusiastically invited us to his pirate event in Red Hook Brooklyn. I told him we didn't really mean for our schooner to end out ...