British writer of crime and detective fiction, Dame Agatha Christie (1891 - 1976). (Photo by Walter Bird/Getty Images)

We Honor Agatha Christie, the best-selling novelist in history with a Paperwhite Giveaway for THE IDES OF MARCH! Enjoy famous Tenor John McCormick’s 1914 recording of Le Nil Karla S. of Newfoundland, Canada was the winner in 2016! Will you …

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The busy harbor at San Juan, Puerto Rico. THE PRIVATEER CLAUSE photo

Seven arrested in cocaine cruise ship smuggling operation Contraband seized from passenger arriving on M/S Jewel of the Seas SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —Is there a mule in the cabin next to you? Cruise passengers likely don’t expect there to …

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Charles Dickens Birthday Feb 7th

Charles Dickens 1842 Tour of America In 1842, Dickens arrived in America for a tour and was hailed as the most famous writer in the world due to his success with Oliver Twist and the Pickwick Papers. At the age …

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The Monkey's Paw

Three performances of The Monkey’s Paw are below the text: First by Christopher Lee; Published on Sep 28, 2013, The Monkey’s Paw (1902) by W.W. Jacobs Second by WSKG Published on Jan 16, 2014, “The Monkey’s Paw”, a short story by W.W. Jacobs is …

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Bustling ports such as sunny Curacao figure out how to accommodate cruise visitors. THE PRIVATEER CLAUSE photo

  From Post & Courier Charleston’s growing popularity as a tourism destination is showing up at the State Ports Authority’s cruise ship terminal, creating a need for an ever-more-delicate balance between filling market demand and maintaining Charleston’s growing popularity as …

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