A fantastical escape

Examining the Wisconsin roots, popularity increase, and emotional utility of “Dungeons & Dragons.”

About Tone Madison

Music, culture, and strong points of view

Our focus is on journalism that treats culture in Madison as the complex subject it is—not as fodder for promotional fluff. We champion things we love, but we also ask annoying questions and throw the occasional brick.

Latest in Music

Blue County Pistol’s “Under Cold Country” is a perfect autumn listen

The band’s debut EP presents an intoxicatingly modest blend of indie-rock and folk.

Practicing in the margins

What happens to musicians’ rehearsal spaces as Madison redevelops?

Photography’s myriad costs produce a conflicted picture

Too many parts of an entire industry remain out of focus.

Latest in Film

“Kim’s Video” reaffirms the value of physical media in storytelling

David Redmon and Ashley Sabin’s new documentary about the storied video rental store premieres at Arts + Literature Laboratory on October 4 as a benefit for Four Star Video Rental.

Enter the glitchy, experimental world of Alex T. Jacobs’ video art

Catch the premiere of his new short “Hdyk,” starring Bianca Martin, at Project Projection at Arts + Literature Laboratory on September 20.

Tod Browning celebrated the “freaks” in his subversive silent and early sound cinema

“The Unknown” (1927) and “Freaks” (1932) screen in new restorations at UW Cinematheque on September 16 starting at 6 p.m.

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