For too long, the only roles for women in stories about swashbuckling pirates fell into three categories: wench, madam and captive. Now, a St. Louis acting troupe known as Swords and Roses is reclaiming the golden age of piracy, training local actresses in stage sword-fighting and performing at eve ... More >>
Former Earthworms member Mathias treads tricky ground on this release, his second with the Pirates. On "Jack Palance" he decries the modernity of Twitter, Justin Bieber and hipsters while celebrating the golden era of hip-hop. But there are few overt nods to the old-school in the album's production ... More >>
M/V Maersk Alabama Richard Phillips, on right.The crew of the M/V Maersk Alabama acted quickly to take control of key areas of the vessel after Somali pirates attacked on April 8, according to a crewmember's account obtained by the Village Voice. Read the full story over at the Village Voice.Read th ... More >>
The American cargo ship attacked by pirates yesterday is carrying food aid to Somalia, Kenya and Uganda. (Voice of America)Chimps trade meat for sex. (National Geographic)Flatulence leads to a stabbing in Texas. (AP)
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7 p.m. Saturday, November 4. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
Yarr! Unreal's a-searchin' for booty (but, please, not those VH1 Divas Live CDs). Plus, we go gaga over a QVC pitchman and meet a local blogger who needs to get something off her chest.
Art imitates corporate life in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance