pirates

Pirates of the Caribbean: How Venezuela’s near collapse is causing a crisis on the seas

19 January 2019 9:00 am

Brian Austin, a fisherman from the small village of Cedros in Trinidad, is struggling to describe the men who robbed…

‘He strikes me dumb with admiration.’ Van Gogh on Howard Pyle’s pirate illustrations

The facts – and fiction – of piracy

17 November 2018 9:00 am

Avast there, scurvy dogs! For a nation founded on piracy (the privateer Sir Francis Drake swelled the exchequer by raiding…

The Bob Baker trails the Thunder through six-metre swells

Today’s pirate gold is the Patagonian toothfish

17 March 2018 9:00 am

Sea Shepherd is a radical protest group made famous — or notorious — by the American cable TV series Whale…

Fascinating, sexy, improbably compelling and scathingly funny: The Big Short reviewed

23 January 2016 9:00 am

The Big Short is a drama about the American financial collapse of 2008. It talks you through sub-prime mortgages, tranches,…

We could swear and spit, strangle and shoot people

9 May 2015 9:00 am

The old fishing town faced the sea psychically as well as architecturally. Dressed as pirates, my grandson and I walked…