| 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.)
| Jan 30, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Now that Disney Cruise Line is sailing from Miami for the first time and offering Florida resident and other promotions, it’s more convenient and affordable than ever for local families to book their dream cruise vacation.
| Jun 6, 2013
| 6:08 AM
A new Magic Kingdom attraction adds more swashbuckling to Adventureland.
A Pirate's Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas continues the Walt Disney World trend of scavenger hunts mixed with interactive technology. The back story includes Jack Sparrow,...
| Jan 27, 2013
ISTANBUL, Turkey — We slipped out of Istanbul at dusk, gliding across the Bosporus strait toward the Aegean Sea, Asia on the left bank, Europe on the right, four masts towering 204 feet overhead, polished teak floors underfoot, the notes of Buddy...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 7:28 AM
The Hypocrites' cheeky production of W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance," a two-time hit in Chicago and also at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Mass, has added another regional notch to its belt.
Sean Graney's show...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 7:33 PM
Triple-A Norfolk manager Ron Johnson had seen enough.
All year the Orioles had sifted through the scrap heap and shipped former All-Stars and wanna-bes alike to the minors to be evaluated by Johnson, a baseball lifer with a keen eye for talent....
| 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...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 7:17 PM
Hillcrest's 24 consecutive conference championships might be the most impressive such streak in the Chicago area.
At 8-0 in South Suburban play, the Hawks (14-5) could be well on their way to 25.
But like last season, when Lemont rallied from a 14-...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Shifting between modern offices in Copenhagen and a run-down cargo ship in the Indian Ocean, the new thriller "A Hijacking" focuses on the negotiations that ensue when Somali pirates overtake the vessel. Writer-director Tobias Lindholm ignites a pressure-...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 8:12 PM
HAMPTON — At one point during pregame warmups, Olivia Allen simply quit shooting because she couldn't make anything. Apparently, she saved the shots for when they counted.
Allen poured in a career-high 22 points, sparking Hampton University to a...