Tagged: Judith Gabriel Vinje

Historian Odd Lovoll on his Two Homelands

Book review Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles, Calif. The first immigrants from Norway sailed into New York harbor on their sloop “Restauration” on Oct. 9, 1825, after a grueling voyage of 14 weeks. During...

The future of the past

New Viking discoveries are the topic of CLU’s Nordic Spirit Symposium Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles With state-of-the-art space technology, Viking Age history will never be the same! We now know that the era...

We wish you a trippy Christmas

Could ritual use of psychedelic mushrooms be the source of the Santa Claus legend? Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles The way we think of Santa Claus, with his bag of toys, the reindeer pulling...

Vikings

Vikings encounter Native Americans

CLU’s Nordic Spirit Symposium explores first meeting of Europe and North America Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles Viking Age Greenland, with its Norse settlers—of Norwegian descent—was a point of embarkation to remote lands and...

Don't Hug Me

Don’t Hug Me returns to LA

Theater Review Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles The world premiere of the new musical comedy, Don’t Hug Me, We’re Family, is the sixth in Minnesota-born playwright Phil Olson’s award-winning series of Don’t Hug Me...

Nordic Spirit Symposium: Thorunn Clausen

Vikings’ first contact

Meetings with Native Americans will be explored at CLU’s Nordic Spirit Symposium Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles When the Norse first set foot on the rugged shores of northeastern Canada 1,000 years ago, it...

My European Family

My European Family

Book review Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles The age-old question—How did we get here?—fueled a Scandinavian science editor’s search for her roots as she explored the genetic, social, and cultural threads that connect and...

Sámi yoik survives and thrives

Once banned, this ancient musical expression is evolving and making a comeback Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles What is probably the most ancient music in Europe is still alive and thriving, thanks to the...