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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...
| 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.
| 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
| 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
| 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...
| 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.
| March 19, 2010
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
| 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
| November 06, 2009
What Twitter Says: Brett Favre Unretiring Again
adamcohen Breaking News: Brett Favre is addicted to attention. Stop feeding it. #enoughalre...
| 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
| 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
| October 15, 2008
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