One thing's for sure: Our national obsession with pirates is here to stay. In the late 1990s, students, artists, and other fringe-y types zoomed in on eye patches and the all-purpose exclamation "Arrr!" Then the 826 Valencia writing center opened, fronted by a pirate supply store, complete with all manner of striped hosiery. (Our own Silke Tudor wrote about the trend back in March.) The piratical pull finally yanked the mainstream under, and Johnny Depp did us proud with his drunk gay... More >>>