Tate Williams


Eradication Nation


Originally published in American Forests Magazine, Winter 2015. What Boston’s battle with the Asian longhorned beetle can teach us about stopping an invasive pest in its tracks. [...]

April 8, 2015 Tate Williams Portfolio, Science & Environment 0

Washed Away


Beneath the water lie memories of vibrant villages. | Originally published in The Magazine, September 11, 2014. [...]

December 3, 2014 Tate Williams Portfolio, Science & Environment, Uncategorized 0

Falling Dominoes: Why More Large Foundations Will Divest From Fossil Fuels

People's Climate March New York

With even the Rockefeller family turning away from fossil fuels, large foundations will need take a stand. | Opinion piece originally published at Inside Philanthropy, September 23, 2014. [...]

September 28, 2014 Tate Williams Portfolio, Science & Environment 0

Mad Scientist Club

Students in MIT Science Fiction Society reading room, photograph

In an otherwise unremarkable room at MIT, the published history of science fiction overflows. | Originally published in The Magazine, June 19, 2014.  [...]

September 3, 2014 Tate Williams Arts & Culture, Geek, Portfolio 0

In the Garden Cemetery: The Revival of America’s First Urban Parks

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First published in American Forests magazine spring/summer 2014. |  In the 1820s, America’s cities had a problem: People kept dying, and church burial grounds were filling up. [...]

June 16, 2014 Tate Williams Arts & Culture, Portfolio 0

From the Industrial Revolution to Modern Housing: Adaptive Reuse of Factories in Lowell, MA


Originally published on Curbed National, April 18, 2014. |  The Boott Mills complex stretches along the Merrimack River like a fortress, a 179-year-old set of connected brick buildings that once housed roaring hydroelectric textile factories in the heart of Lowell, Mass. [...]

May 4, 2014 Tate Williams Arts & Culture, Portfolio 0

Modifying Nature (Humans Included) To Save It


Originally published on Futures Exchange. | Imaginative minds are exploring some strange and audacious solutions to our worst environmental problems. [...]

December 22, 2013 Tate Williams Portfolio, Science & Environment 0

Science Fiction Can Save Environmentalism


With public interest in the gutter, the green movement needs a shot of futurism | Essay originally published on Futures Exchange, via Medium, on October 22, 2013. [...]

October 31, 2013 Tate Williams Geek, Portfolio, Science & Environment, Writing 0

Arab Spring, a Literary Festival in Gaza, and the Role of Media in Revolution

Image courtesy of Boston Palestine Film Festival.

Profile of Boston Palestine Film Festival artist Omar Robert Hamilton, originally published on Open Media Boston, October 24, 2013. [...]

October 31, 2013 Tate Williams Arts & Culture, Portfolio, Writing 0

Brick on a String: review of The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes


Originally published in Souciant on August 15, 2013. | Lauren Beukes transcends genre mashup with a gut punch portrayal of violence against women. [...]

August 23, 2013 Tate Williams Arts & Culture, Geek, Portfolio, Writing 0