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.
Sunday, October 26 2008
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.
Monday, November 23 2009
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.
Wednesday, October 28 2009
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.
Tuesday, September 8 2009
Charlie the Tuna fish is an homage to the Beat generation’s playfulness and experimentation with language.
Thursday, August 13 2009
Brace yourself: this is a fish tale that can silence – like the great white shark itself – all of its competitors.
Tuesday, June 23 2009
Like the lakes we fish in, there are great treasures lurking in those depths, and great depth lurking in those treasures.
Tuesday, January 29 2008
Sunday, September 2 2007
By Chris Justice
Tuesday, August 14 2007
Wednesday, August 1 2007
The tug of war continues over students’ free speech and press rights.