Tate Williams

Tate Williams is a freelance writer, editor and nonprofit fundraiser. After growing up in the suburbs of Phoenix, he attended the University of Arizona, where he majored in English and Journalism. He served as a reporter for the Arizona Daily Star and East Valley Tribune in his home state before beginning his freelance career. He writes about science, technology, culture and various other geeky things. He currently lives in Boston with his girlfriend Jamie, his small dog Mumu and his cat Knives.


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Brick on a String

Brick on a String

Serial killer fiction and time travel fiction are two troubling genres. At its worst, the serial killer story offers the cheap thrill of watching a charming genius killing at will. And time travel can be an irritating, messy plot device that hogs the spotlight and drains a story of its reality. But South African writer Lauren Beukes’ third novel The Shining Girls avoids these pitfalls. More»

Death in Manhattan

Death in Manhattan

Warren Ellis’s latest novel Gun Machine is like a cop thriller set in a fever dream, twisted genre fiction that employs the conventions of a primetime police drama to investigate a series of brutal crimes, but also the bloody history of New York City itself. More»

Is There a Punk Aesthetic?

Is There a Punk Aesthetic?

The back cover and spine of Punk: An Aesthetic are almost entirely white, with a clean, black typeface. Seen from a distance on a bookshelf, it could be any modern art book. But the front cover — punk cartoonist Gary Panter’s illustration of the singer for The Screamers — is another matter More»