How Drugs Have Been Used in Basically Every War Ever to Make Soldiers Better at Killing
In his new book Shooting Up, the Polish historian Lukasz Kamienski traces the history of drugs in warfare, from the Viking berserkers to the Mumbai attacks.
The Ancient History of Grills
As ever-present as grills may seem today, mouth bling isn't new. Actually, grills have been appearing, disappearing, and reappearing throughout human history in fits and spurts as civilizations have risen and fallen around the world.
Fjords, Black Metal Rituals, and Vikings Making Out: Scenes from Iceland's Biggest Metal Festival
Part I of our coverage of Iceland's Eistnaflug metal festival: check out photos of fjords and festival-goers in the land of fire and ice.
My Drunken Night With the ‘EVE Online’ Vikings
The game's annual Fanfest is a must for its most dedicated players – and it pays to show up with a taste for "burning wine".
How 'The Wire' Helped Pave the Way for the Time of the Vikings
They're violent, morally ambiguous and enjoy getting smashed – just like the stars of HBO.
Drinking the Black Death
Iceland's Brennivín is coming to America.
And now, just for the sake of historical accuracy in light of the preceding photo story, which is accurate in lots of ways but not so accurate in some key ways, we present an interview with a real, a seriously really real, Viking
Bears Vs. Vikings
Photos by Terry Richardson Costume design and styling by Wendy Wright at New York Costume