Latest Articles

Dine like a Bad-Ass Gourmet Viking

Dine like a Bad-Ass Gourmet Viking

Matthew Stein (left), as Odin, and chef JJ Gonson When I was in high school, my gung-ho AP English Literature teacher giddily decided to host...
By Cassandra Landry  |  January 19, 2012

Axed and answered

The Vikings, as caricatures, are bulging, golden-locked brutes wielding two-handed axes, who chug from human skulls as they cruise the seas on a mission of mayhem.
Norse Code
By SCOTT FAYNER  |  February 18, 2011

Photos: Viking Sword & Shield Practice at the Higgins Armory Museum

The Higgins Armory Museum hosts an introductory course for Viking sword and shield fighting.
Viking Sword & Shield Introductory Course
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  February 18, 2011

Interview: Melissa Auf der Maur

Melissa Auf der Maur describes herself as "a good Boston Irish girl," born on St. Patrick's Day in 1972.
On her new CD and movie — and Billy, Courtney, and Danzig
By JON GARELICK  |  October 15, 2010

Zodiac Mindwarp to release new Viking-themed album on German label this fall

ZODIAC MINDWARP AND THE LOVE REACTION have been an inspiration to many generations of rock and roll stars who dress up in leather jackets and...
By Carly Carioli  |  May 18, 2010

Review: The Secret Of Kells

It's early-ninth-century Ireland, and young, flame-haired Brendan is agog over the arrival of Iona refugee Aidan and his white cat, Pangur Bán, at the Abbey of Kells.
Celtic crossover
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 19, 2010


Golden goofballs

Yet another major-program football player walked the Taser plank this past week, though this one was called back from the edge just in time.
Minnesota football teams produce twin dummies
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 13, 2009

Review: Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America

Tony Stone’s “love letter to the Vikings’ discovery of the New World, pagan iconography, brute manliness, and simpler times” is set in the simpler (?) time of 1007 AD.
Imagine if Ingmar Bergman had made The Blair Witch Project
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 06, 2009
What Twitter Says: Brett Favre Unretiring Again

What Twitter Says: Brett Favre Unretiring Again

adamcohen Breaking News: Brett Favre is addicted to attention. Stop feeding it. #enoughalre...
By Carly Carioli  |  May 05, 2009

Running a clean race

Johnny and his crew of knuckleheads were playing a round of ding-dong ditch in the Back Bay when they were spotted by a cop.
Charles River weekend
By NEELY STEINBERG  |  May 01, 2009

It takes a pillage

When I finally get Amon Amarth vocalist Johan Hegg on the phone, I feel as if I’d woken a giant.  
Amon Amarth lead the Viking death-metal pack
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 15, 2008