Noah Berlatsky

Noah Berlatsky


Noah Berlatsky is a contributing writer for The Atlantic. He edits the online comics-and-culture website The Hooded Utilitarian and is the author of the forthcoming book Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism in the Marston/Peter Comics, 1941-1948.

Noah Berlatsky Articles

The Many Many Problems With The New Sex Work Show 8 Minutes

Under the guise of philanthropy, 8 Minutes essentially blackmails some of the most marginalized and powerless people in society.


Is All Art Political?

Art without politics actually results in a sweeping Puritanism. For art to have power, it needs to engage with power, with politics.


Taylor Swift, Beyonce And The Dreary Pedestal Of White Perfection

As a white woman, Swift can afford to celebrate carelessness. Beyoncé, though, knows that even her casualness has to be perfect.

Émilie Du Châtelet (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Where Are All The Female Philosophers?

Is the gender of the philosopher a marginal curiosity—or is it more central?

Credit: Wikimedia Commons

On Sexual Power, Mike Huckabee, Beyoncé—And Wonder Woman

Rather than seeing Beyoncé's sexual performance as linked to destruction, we can consider whether eroticism might be an alternative to violence.


Large Fears: The Importance Of Marginalized Children Being Represented In Literature

Iin a passionate Facebook thread last week, children's author Meg Rosoff rejected the idea that there are "too few books for marginalized young people," as librarian Edith Edi Campbell had suggested.

Credit: Thinkstock

The Problem With Happily Ever After In Romance Fiction 

Some love stories don't end happily. So why do so many romance novels insist they do?

Andre Cymnone

Why Is Everyone So Scared Of Rock Music's Mixed-Race Roots?

The founder of the brilliant fyeahblackrockmusic Tumblr talks racial politics, Kelis, and . . . the Doobie Brothers?


This Is What Happens When Your Family Decides To Get A Dog

If my wife and son had thought bubbles above their heads, like in the comics, you would be able to read them saying, "dog dog dog dog dog dog dog."

Image: Wikimedia

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Disappoints: Lupita Nyong’o's Character Is Computer-Generated

Last year there was much excitement at the announcement that Lupita Nyong'o was going to play a major role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens — the first Black woman to star in the franchise.