From early on in her career as an artist, Helen Lee has used the medium of glass to explore language and identity. If you walk past the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art at night, you might see three Mandarin Chinese characters blazing out at you in pink neon. That is one of Lee’s newest works, […]
The Consent, Amplified panel discussion Tone Madison hosted on November 15 at Arts + Literature Lab was hardly the first conversation people have had about making Madison’s music community a better place for women and other marginalized people. However, moderator Emily Mills invited four guests—Martha White of the Cardinal Bar, independent promoters Lili Luxe and Sarah […]
Back over the summer, a Craigslist missed connections post from Madison made its way around the Internet. It was from a man who’d been out dancing at Merchant and addressed to a woman he’d watched fending off a series of unwanted advances from other men. It was delightful in its way, but it also romanticized […]
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 Scott Gordon, Mark Riechers, and Chris Lay discuss differing takes on Madison’s newest and gaudiest movie theater, the Palace Cinema in Sun Prairie, and its much-ballyhooed recliners. Chris and Mark have written dueling pieces ripping and defending the amenity-laden theater.
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.