Crisis Palace by Tate Williams

Tate Williams
A weekly climate change newsletter about what we build while the world is on fire. Activism, philanthropy, media, and more. Sometimes it’s funny.
Created 23 Jun 2019
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  • Crisis Palace has moved!
    24 May 2021 • < 1 min read
    If you are coming to this newsletter via an old link or by googling, Crisis Palace has migrated to an independent website and email service. It lives here now. Anyone previously subscribed through Sub...
  • 80: House rules 2
    24 Apr 2021 • 9 min read • 5 0
    The Yellow House, 1888 by Vincent Van Gogh A lot happened this week. The Derek Chauvin murder conviction was, I guess I would say a relief, but I don’t know there are a lot of complex emotions in the ...
  • 79: Breathing room
    16 Apr 2021 • 22 min read • 3 0
    Comic by Madeleine Jubilee Saito, from All We Can Save. One of the many unique things about the 2020 climate justice anthology All We Can Save (see last week’s review here if you missed it), at the st...
  • 78: Soul and soil are not separate
    10 Apr 2021 • 11 min read • 4 0
    Violets, Pauline Powell Burns, 1890 A great anthology takes a bundle of seemingly divergent works and assembles them together to represent a coherent form of their own—a creation greater than the sum ...
  • 77: Can we have nice things?
    03 Apr 2021 • 11 min read • 5 0
    Train Smoke, Edvard Munch, 1900 Back when the pandemic was first really getting fired up, I did a little communications work on the need to ensure that public transit doesn’t waste away as people flee...
  • 76: Catalytic cooperation
    27 Mar 2021 • 12 min read • 4 1
    Highland Raid, Rosa Bonheur, 1860 Last week I was going to write about a couple of poli sci papers that have been getting some buzz because they suggest big shifts in how we view local climate action ...
  • 75: Lessons of Arrakis
    20 Mar 2021 • 12 min read • 5 0
    Sand dunes on the surface of Mars. Wow it’s hard to believe a whole year has passed. Such an overwhelming experience, so many ups and downs, tragedy and triumph. That’s right, it’s been a year of read...
  • 74: Reprieve
    12 Mar 2021 • 2 min read • 5 0
    Leonora Carrington - The Fool (Tarot Card) - ca.1955 via @rabihalameddine Hi fam, I had a good week and we’re up to 63 degrees here in Boston today so I decided to give myself the day off. No thinky s...
  • 73: Dance of contempt
    06 Mar 2021 • 10 min read • 4 0
    The Embrace, Egon Schiele, 1917. One of the eternal frustrations in trying to make any kind of widespread change is that people with even a teensy bit of power or control generally do not want to fuck...
  • 72: Routine pain
    27 Feb 2021 • 9 min read • 3 0
    Youth Mourning, by George Clausen, 1916. We’re now on the way to having not two, but three vaccines, pharmaceutical solutions to the pandemic that came both sooner and with greater efficacy than most ...
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