Sayyida al-Hurra, the Beloved, Avenging Islamic Pirate Queen

The phrase "Muslim woman" evokes a wide variety of images today, many of them dangerously prejudicial; one image that's not conjured up nearly often enough is that of an independent and beautiful woman who had the King of Morocco in the palm of her hand—and also controlled much of the western Mediterranean Sea with… » 3/03/15 12:00pm 3/03/15 12:00pm

Cheng I Sao, the Vicious Pirate Who Banned Rape in Her 50,000-Man Fleet

You're on the sun-soaked deck of a ship, wind in your hair, salty air in your lungs, the ocean before you, a crew and all their movements yours to command. This freedom is what we love about pirate stories, more so than the rum and the treasure and the sea shanties: the type of freedom that frees you from traditional… » 12/09/14 2:10pm 12/09/14 2:10pm

Things No One Wants: Another Pirates of the Caribbean Movie

Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth installment of a franchise that everyone stopped caring about years ago, will begin filming in Australia in February of 2015. The film is set for a 2017 release. » 10/02/14 7:20pm 10/02/14 7:20pm

Fantasy Author Scott Lynch Owns Critic Who Whines About the Female…

Making quibbles about the historical accuracy of a fantasy pirate book about seems about as valuable a use of one's time as getting into a heated YouTube comments section argument with a user named SouthIsRizing about whether or listening to "Dixie" is racist (also, what are you doing listening to "Dixie" on… » 12/09/12 1:00pm 12/09/12 1:00pm

Sandra Bullock & Baby Louie Steal Cutest Pirate Title

Sorry, Johnny Depp! Sandra Bullock and her son Louie took first place when they dressed up today for a pirate-themed birthday party at a park in Brentwood, CA. Images via Bauer-Griffin. » 10/09/11 9:21pm 10/09/11 9:21pm

Shaniya Davis' Aunt Speaks Out • Teacher Sues After Slipping On Condoms

Carey Lockhart-Davis, aunt of murdered North Carolina 5-year-old Shaniya Davis, is furious that the alleged rapist and murderer is being treated decently in prison. She told the Early Show: » 11/23/09 5:20pm 11/23/09 5:20pm

An Excuse To Drink Rum And Scream "Ahoy!": It's Talk Like A Pirate Day

It's Talk Like A Pirate Day once again, mateys— not to be confused with Talk Like A Vampire Day, wherein you have to follow your friends around telling them they are your own personal brand of heroin. [LATimes] » 9/19/09 12:30pm 9/19/09 12:30pm

Arggh, Matey: Should Pirates Walk The Pop-Culture Plank?

Look, mateys. I love pirates. We all love pirates. So much so that the Pirate Mania that's been kicking around this country for the past 5 or so years is starting to get pretty damn tired. Yes, we all love Captain Jack Sparrow, but as Halloween rolls around once more, the abundance of Faux Jacks running around our… » 10/25/08 3:30pm 10/25/08 3:30pm

Aye, Mateys, This Week We Were Not Lettin' You Into Our Knickers! (Me…

In honor of international talk like a pirate day » 9/19/08 6:30pm 9/19/08 6:30pm, the remainder of this list will be conducted in . Thank you for yourrrrrr support, landlubbers.

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