Martin Popoff
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 2 Articles

What Does Heavy Metal Say About Canadian Identity?
12 Nov 2014 // 8:30 PM

This rollicking look at the intersection of heavy metal music and Canadian identity reveals some interesting connections, and raises some important questions, too.


'Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History' Can Be a Thrilling Journey for Those Who Dare Take It
7 Jan 2014 // 8:05 PM

Martin Popoff’s book is no mere photo gallery, and is much more of a thorough history of the band and their albums in prose form.

Canada's Hardest Working Band and Their Rock Legacy 'Rush: The Illustrated History'
29 Jul 2013 // 5:05 PM

This is no deep dive into the 40 plus years of Rush lore; it's only about 200 pages of surface-level history, what amounts to a Reader's Digest version of a literary classic.

//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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