| Sep 14, 2013
In case you didn't realize it, International Talk Like a Pirate Day (talklikeapirate.com) is on deck for Thursday. There's not much time to refresh your knowledge of pirate lingo before everyone is blathering about grog like scurvy...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:48 PM
I love it when something so wholesome as Disney embraces its dark side. It's why I loved Mr. Toad's Wild Ride back before Pooh squashed him in 1998. What other ride at Disney took you on a ride to hell? (And no, it's a small world doesn't count.)
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:04 AM
"Captain Phillips" is a Tom Hanks movie. It is also a Paul Greengrass movie, and the cinematic tumult director Greengrass adroitly captures and sustains in the service of a narrative has a way of keeping his stars unmoored — in a good way —...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:14 PM
With all the "Pirates of the Caribbean" treasures out there, now there’s one that might take the cake.
Oh yes, cake. The world can feast its eyes on a nearly life-size cake of Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack Sparrow, coming in at 5 feet, 5 inches. (Depp...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:17 AM
You may have heard that the Dodgers advanced to the National League Championship Series on Monday when they defeated the Atlanta Braves, 4-3, in Game 4 of the NLDS. Up next for the Dodgers: Game 1 of the NLCS on Friday. But who will they play? We won't...
| Sep 15, 2013
When it comes to pirate tourism Connecticut often gets robbed of its fair share of the booty.
Sure, pirate activity in the Caribbean has inspired the Disney ride and a billion dollar film franchise, and the famous Blackbeard spent his later years...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:20 PM
When Paul Greengrass directs a thoroughly dramatic tale based on true events and Tom Hanks takes on the title role, you think you know what to expect. But just you wait — the piercingly realistic "Captain Phillips" will exceed your expectations....
| Nov 14, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Andrew McCutchen, the leader and best player of the team that returned postseason baseball to Pittsburgh for the first time in 21 years, was announced Thursday as the National League most valuable player.
Paul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Aboard the USS Truxtun last spring, Tom Hanks and director Paul Greengrass were about to shoot what they hoped would be a powerful scene in their new movie, "Captain Phillips," when a Navy captain intervened.
"He said, 'You know that would never happen,...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 6:00 AM
First there was the Boy Scouts' "Respect Copyrights" activity patch, backed by the Motion Picture Assn. of America.
Then there was "Crime-Fighting Canines," a weekly anti-piracy comic strip series for children in which two black Labrador retrievers...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 9:42 AM
MOSCOW -- Russia opened a criminal case Tuesday against Greenpeace activists, accusing them of piracy, a charge that could carry a prison term of five to 15 years, authorities said.
Russian border troops seized a Greenpeace ice-breaker, the Arctic...
| Oct 11, 2013
The Tom Hanks movie "Captain Phillips," which opens Friday, will focus attention — again — on piracy off the coast of Somalia. The movie, in which (spoiler alert) the bad guys get caught, unfortunately might lead you to think that this is a...