Derrick Austin‘s poetry has an ability to quickly and quietly transport the reader to a serene place. His work pulls from history, religion, and mythology, while at the same time […]
Rita Mae Reese has climbed through many different jobs and paths to get to Madison. She grew up in beautiful West Virginia, and often draws from her roots in her poetry. […]
What does it takes to create new space, and by extension better support, for writers, artists, and other creative folks in Madison? Tone Madison contributor caught up with 702WI founder Mary […]
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 […]
Tone Madison‘s Scott Gordon asks Sandi Torkildson of A Room of One’s Own about her decision to put the long-running downtown Madison bookstore up for sale, and about how culture and […]
Since 1989, Madison’s Rainbow Bookstore has operated as a worker-owned cooperative supplier of a variety of published materials from alternative presses. Since Rainbow’s birth twenty seven years ago, the rise of digital media has dramatically changed the economic landscape for booksellers, especially independents. To survive, Rainbow has had to reimagine itself, and more changes are on the way. Brian Standing spoke with Suz Smela and Erik Beach, two members of the Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative, on the Monday 8 O’Clock Buzz.