Noah Berlatsky

Noah Berlatsky

Bio

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

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.

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Outlander, Romance Fiction—And Why We Fantasize About Infidelity

Illicit passions aren't less enjoyable because they're illicit. Quite the contrary.

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Why Progressives Need Conservatism To Save The Church

Conservative fetishization of the past is myopic, simplistic, and mean-spirited—but progressives can be too quick to cede tradition.

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From Etta To Brandy: 12 Undervalued Black Women Of Rock 

Genre boundaries are conscious of race—and, in the case of rock, conscious of gender too.

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The Subversive Gender Message In Mariah Carey's Latest Music Video

Sex and bodies don't clarify gender; they confuse the issue.

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Batman, Superguys, And The Man In Bam!

Did the classic Adam West Batman show strike a blow (Kerwhap!) for feminism?

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The Truth About Twitter's Call-Out Culture

Critics say call-out culture is mean-spirited and bullying. Not so fast.

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A Love Letter To The Original Movie, The Transporter 

Action movies don't usually bother much with romance. The trailer for The Transporter: Refueled certainly doesn't. The hero is cool — sexy women, plural, throw themselves at him, or at least stand near him and things blow up; there are fights and revenge and high production values. Romance is, at best, a secondary concern.

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The Latent Lesbianism Of Nicki Minaj's "Feeling Myself"

Female masturbation is sexy in part because it flirts with lesbianism. For male masturbation, it's a different story.

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Scandal Over Sexually Violent Batgirl Cover Reveals Changing Comics Landscape

Fans of Batgirl are fans of Batgirl. They buy her comic to see her being heroic, not to see her being a slasher movie victim.

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