I collect songs about shipwrecks and other maritime disasters, including mutinies, desertions, ghost ships, naval battles, pirate attacks, and as in one prototypical Decemberists song, murdering your nemesis after being swallowed by a whale. So far, I’ve compiled a list of more than fifty songs (with many variations on each). The best shipwreck songs contain […]
In late March, I wrote a column headlined, "If Boston 2024 becomes a ghost ship, does that sink USOC leaders?"
These ships still sail the seas, supposedly.
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The US Navy and DARPA are developing a new anti-submarine drone aimed at tracking elusive diesel-electric submarines made by Russia and China, a US military expert revealed.
The sea is a vast place full of a seemingly unfathomable amount of unsolved mysteries. It is also a place that at times seems possessed of a voracious appetite for human souls, with many having gone to their watery graves here or indeed disappearing amongst the waves...
A young woman with copper hair, thick-framed glasses and a bright blue trench coat sneaks around the edges of shadowy mansion. She's searching for clues -- something about a nefarious man, a ghost ship and science experiments gone awry. Show More Summary
In 1947, a ghost ship adrift in Indonesian waters surprised the two American ships that rushed to a distress signal from the Ourang Medan off the Marshall Islands. What happened to the dead crew began decades of speculation. In fact,...Show More Summary
Today is the 55th anniversary of the launch of Korabl Sputnik 1, or Sputnik 4, as it’s known in the West. This mission marks the first time the Soviet Union ever tested out its Vostok spacecraft, the vessel that would carry Yuri Gagarin into space less than a year later, making him as the first human ever to orbit the Earth. Show More Summary
[caption id="attachment_72612" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Chris Burden's "Ghost Ship" on the facade of the New Museum[/caption] Chris Burden—the performance artist who has been shot, nailed to a car, and nearly drowned for his work—died of cancer yesterday at age 69. Show More Summary
On Friday, Blur performed a free show at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg, their first NYC concert in 16 years. Now, video has emerged from the show. Watch the band do their Magic Whip track "Ghost Ship" and their 1997 hit "Song 2" below. Read "Britpop Is Dead", Kristen Yoonsoo Kim's piece on Blur's comeback.
When people think of ghost ships, they are typically most likely to envision the high seas and think of them as a phenomenon inherit to the vast open spaces of the world’s oceans. However, this is not always the case. In the Great Lakes of the United...
A ghost ship mysteriously washed ashore along a Mukilteo, Wash. beach with no sign of its owner, local reports said.
To keep track of increasingly stealthy Russian, Chinese, and Iranian submarines, the U.S. is building a robotic ghost ship - an unmanned, autonomous patrol
The Pentagon has moved one step closer toward its goal of creating an unmanned, autonomous patrol ship. Set to drift in the high seas, the robotic Sea Hunter will silently follow potentially hostile submarines.
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The air smelled sweetly of spring, on the last morning of Paris Fashion Week. At 9:45, black cars were already snaking, two deep, in the driveway of the Frank Gehry–designed Fondation Louis Vuitton, which floats like a ghost ship in the Bois de Boulogne. People walked around Gehry’s pool, with its artificial rapids, behind... More »
Between Bermuda Triangle, horrifying deep sea creatures, cryptid monsters, mermaids, haunted lighthouses, shipwrecks, ghost ships and more - the sea is the location of a great deal of horror! I think the sea is the most amazing mystery. Show More Summary
Deadnaut is a tactical, squad-based, sci-fi horror affair from Australian developer Screwfly Studios. The title launched on Steam last November and I'm regrettably only getting around to playing it now. Its unique but minimal look is...Show More Summary