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A Light in the Black: Ronnie James Dio, 1942-2010
16 May 2010 // 9:31 PM

In a genre that loves its iconic figures, Ronnie James Dio was one of the biggest. Sadly, one of metal's ageless wonders proved to be mortal after all.


Dio: Magica (Deluxe Edition)
18 Jul 2013 // 5:04 PM

Magica is a standout among albums of its kind and a great listen for fans of artistic metal. With no less than 52 years in the music industry, it's impossible to choose a masterpiece among Ronnie James Dio's releases. That said, Magica is much more than for completists only.

Rainbow: Down to Earth (Deluxe Edition)
28 Apr 2011 // 4:00 PM

Rainbow's fourth album isn't a classic, but it shouldn't be ignored, either.


Fade to Black: R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio
17 May 2010 // 3:00 AM

Ronnie James Dio kicked off the '80s by helming Black Sabbath after Ozzy Osbourne's departure. During the '80s, he routinely shunned temptation to soften or commercialize his sound. 20 years later, metal is immeasurably the better thanks to his efforts.

Ronnie James Dio: Saying Goodbye to One of Metal's Greatest Voices
17 May 2010 // 12:45 AM

When news spread across the Internet on Saturday that legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio had succumbed to his battle with stomach cancer, I

//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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