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Can Madison fill its DIY void in 2017?

Despite progress, the city needs more all-ages, community-driven space.
Jan 09 2017

Standout art moments in Madison from 2016

A vacant city building, a powerful mixed-media show, and other highlights of the year in visual and performance art.
Dec 21 2016

Guest column: Don't let the "anti-PC" backlash poison Madison's music community

Bigger lessons from an argument over a band name.
Dec 21 2016

Our favorite Madison cultural moments of 2016

Tone Madison writers share their favorite shows and memories of the year.
Dec 20 2016

Love and rats: Highlights in Madison album art from 2016

Three artists discuss their work on the covers and packages of notable local releases.
Dec 19 2016

More of our favorite Madison music of 2016

Honorable mentions and odds and ends from an exceptionally diverse year of local releases.
Dec 13 2016

The top 20 Madison records of 2016

The albums and EPs that made local music exciting and challenging this year.
Dec 12 2016

The culture wars come to a Madison show's Facebook event

A band called The Malcolmexicans spark a nasty thread, and Fire Retarded vow to change their name.
Dec 07 2016

Madison food carts at a tipping point

The city's process for regulating food carts is beginning to show its age.
Dec 06 2016

Leslie Iwai’s "Daughter Cells": Division without separation

An installation artist explores science, family, and discovery itself at the Watrous Gallery.
Dec 05 2016

Rainbow Bookstore closing its doors

After months of uncertainty, the long-running cooperative is done.
Nov 29 2016

Madison's arts funding quietly affirms the status quo in 2017 budget

Another year of the same.
Nov 29 2016

Welcome to the wasteland: A night of drill rap in Overture Hall

Moral quandaries, broken phones, and too many openers at an oddly executed Lil Durk and Famous Dex show.
Nov 22 2016