Dresden Files

The Midwestern Arcane, often shortened to Arcane, and on occasion Chicago Argane, is a tabloid covering supernatural events. It is first mentioned in Storm Front.


According to Harry Dresden, the overwhelming majority of the Arcane's content is junk, but occasionally it reports something real, such as the Unseelie incursion resulting in a few hours long disappearance of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[Footnote 1]

In the series[]

Storm Front[]

In Storm Front, Susan Rodriguez is introduced as working for this tabloid.[1]

Death Masks[]

In Death Masks, Susan Rodriguez gets two tickets though her employer, The Midwestern Arcane, to a fundraiser sponsored by the Chicago Historical & Art Society. She uses the tickets for herself and Harry Dresden.[2]



  1. Storm Front, ch. 5
  2. Death Masks, ch. 16