Tetris has attained Monopoly-esque status as a standard bearer within the videogame canon, universally known by grandmas and disrespecting, Gameboy-ignorant youths alike. But the history of how the game escaped a Russian psychology-focused computing center via questionable legal channels and landed in a three-way corporate rights battle is anything but standard. The “illegal” black Tengen […]
Tone Madison’s Liz DiNovella talks with author and hip-hop historian Jeff Chang, who speaks at the Wisconsin Book Festival and at the Passing The Mic conference on October 22. His newest book is We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes On Race And Resegregation.
WORT-FM Community Radio, together with the Wisconsin Book Festival, hosted the kick-off event for the national book tour of PEOPLE GET READY, the new book by John Nichols and Robert W. McChesney that looks at the future of technology and how it will impact our way of life. On Friday, January 19th in the Madison […]
(WORT) — Author, actor, and essayist Sarah Vowell will be at the Madison Central Library Friday night as part of the Wisconsin Book Festival. Her latest literary work is Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, a humorous and historical portrait of the famous American Revolutionary general.
… and if you’re of a more literary bent, the Wisconsin Book Festival is also upon us. They’re featuring spoken word poetry from First Wave. Willy Ney, Executive Director of the UW Office of Multicultural Arts Initiative joined the Monday Buzz on October 13.
Chris Ware got his start writing comics for the University of Texas’ Daily Texan. Since then, he’s been featured in Art Spiegelman’s RAW, the New York Times Magazine and has published several books, including Building Stories, Acme Novelty Library and Jimmy Corrigan the Smartest Kid on Earth. Chris will be speaking at two workshops on […]