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.
Tone Madison‘s Sarah Witman and Scott Gordon trade notes on a few of the best visual art shows currently on display in Madison. First, we talked about the big one: The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s 2016 Wisconsin Triennial (on display through January 8), which brings together work from a few dozen artists from across […]
Tone Madison‘s Scott Gordon talks with Milwaukee-based artist Sky Hopinka about his video piece Jaaji Approx., which is on display at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art through January 8 as part of the 2016 Wisconsin Triennial.
Tone Madison contributor Liz DiNovella talks with jazz improviser and avant-garde composer Ken Vandermark, who plays Friday, September 30 at Arts + Literature Lab in Madison. You can also read a version of that interview at tonemadison.com this week.