Chris Justice
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A salt- and freshwater angler for more than 30 years, Chris has been fascinated (or obsessed, depending on your temperament) with the sport ever since he caught his first sunfish in Lawrence Brook with his grandfather, Leo. He is an avid catch-and-release angler, and enjoys both spin and fly-fishing. Although he'll pursue anything with gills, his favorite targets are rockfish, trout, and shad. His PopMatters monthly column, The Tackle Box, explores the confluence of the sport and popular culture.

Features // 1 Articles
Columns // 24 Articles
Blogs // 15 Articles

“Home” Is Where the Zombies Are | 26 Oct 2008 // 5:00 PM

The farmhouse in Night of the Living Dead shatters the illusion of our most trusted institution: the American home is as dangerous as the evil outside its walls.


Squanto: The Ultimate Guide | 23 Nov 2009 // 2:59 PM

Even anglers like myself yearn for guides with fishing IQs as rich as Squanto's, a Patuxet Native American who taught the Pilgrims how to fish.

In from the Fog: Monstrous Fishermen in Popular Culture | 28 Oct 2009 // 4:00 PM

To paraphrase Nietzsche, when fighting monsters one should be careful not to become one, but that’s a major reason why many people fish: to slay the proverbial dragon.


The Campus Beat #7: Reflections on Student Media | 2 Sep 2007 // 3:57 PM

By Chris Justice

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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