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  • No Hollywood ending to piracy off Somalia

    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 problem that's been solved. After all, since the April 2009 seizure of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama, recounted in "Captain Phillips," there has been only one hijacking of a U.S.-flagged vessel by Somali pirates, the February 2011 seizure of a U.S. yacht in which the Americans were killed. And Somalia's other evils — the Shabab and its terrorist activities, for example — have taken over news headlines.
  • Charles Island: Connecticut's Buried Treasure Hunting Grounds

    Charles Island: Connecticut's Buried Treasure Hunting Grounds
    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...

    Taking the kids to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney

    Taking the kids to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney
    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.) So...

    Poll: Who would you like to see the Dodgers face in the NLCS?

    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...

    Be a pirate in Fernandina Beach

    Be a pirate in Fernandina Beach
    Avast, mateys! 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...