What do Tom Waits, Hunter S. Thompson, and Steve Jobs have in common? Besides—that is—there being popular new material out by, or about, each? The answer is—believe it or not—the venerable Keith Richards.
The fourth entry in the Pirates of the Caribbean saga, On Stranger Tides, comes to DVD this week. While the films are very popular, it has been a while since pirate movies were successful. For people who want to see other approaches to high seas adventure, the Library has examples of the best (and worst) in genre.
Pirate movies have been around for over a hundred years now, hitting their peak in popularity between the 1940s and 1960s. Pirate movies helped give movie stars like Errol Flynn and Burt Lancaster their start and, eventually, Disney even started making family-minded pirate movies.
September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Celebrate by watching one of these treasured pirate films! Full of swashbuckling, sword fights and danger on the high sea, these films are adventurous and fun!
Avast! Me Hearties! September 19th is International Talk like a Pirate Day! If you aren't hunting for buried treasure or plundering the seven seas -get your buccaneer on with these shipshape books on pirates!
The Pirate Captain and his crew of scalawags are at it again in this fourth installment of the diversionary Adventures With series. Having failed, once again, to win the Pirate of the Year award, the Pirate Captain decides to try his hand at beekeeping and politics, with tragic results. This...
The bathtub can be a great place for imaginary adventures. In this swashbuckling adventure story, Gulliver Snip imagines that his bathtub is a pirate ship. The rhyming text tells the tale of Gulliver's adventures while the illustrations show what Gulliver is imagining as well as what is really happening in...
In what may well be the funniest novel of 2004, the Pirate Captain and his salty crew embark on a raucous adventure, brimming with pirate culture and awash with interesting, historical celebs. Reminiscent in tone to Richard Brautigan's best works, Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists is simultaneously brilliant and absurd.