Back in 2010, a guy named Johnny Walsh started to perform at open-mics in Madison, at places like the Argus and the Comedy Club on State. Over time Walsh became a familiar presence in the local stand-up comedy world. He’s got an avuncular and unflappable stage presence, and his material is a testament to how much a […]
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly attributed UW-Stevens Point Chancellor Bernie Patterson’s statement to Nick Schultz. “What do you want? Funding! When do you want it? Now!” A winter storm warning did not deter UW system student organizers, alumni, and faculty from marching to the Board of Regents Office in opposition to a […]
Sophal Chuk’s life hasn’t taken a straight path. But over the past years living in Madison, he and his family have taken on a routine. Chuk volunteers at the Buddhist temple in Oregon most days, and then comes home to play with his grandkids. But on Friday, everything changed when ICE detained him while he […]
Eli Radke looks at all those weird national days you keep seeing pop up in your newsfeed, and how they get there.
Governor Scott Walker’s bill signing hand was busy today. The governor signed more than 90 legislative items into law. Many make technical changes to existing laws, but others hit closer to home for many in Wisconsin. One of those is a new law that prohibits local governments from enacting their own labor ordinances. The new […]
One of the classics of Tone Madison‘s short existence so far would have to be Ben Munson’s February 2016 piece about the man who portrayed Rocky Rococo, the suspiciously Leon Redbone-esque mascot for a Wisconsin chain of pizzerias. Munson, who used to work at a Rocky Rococo location in La Crosse, set out to interview […]