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 Truth About Twitter's Call-Out Culture

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


Outlander, Romance Fiction—And Why We Fantasize About Infidelity

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


The Handmaid's Tale Is Overrated—Here's What You Should Read Instead

While Atwood's feminist dystopia remains our favorite nightmarish future, Marge Piercy's Woman On The Edge Of Time is far superior.

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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.

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Why Hillary Clinton Is Not A Dynastic Candidate 

With the prospect of another Bush/Clinton presidential contest looming as ominously as Donald Trump's hairpiece, the word "dynasty" seems to be frothing off of many a pundit's keyboard. "Clinton, Bush struggle to shed dynasty labels," a Washington Post headline declared.


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.


Why The New Jude Law Film Black Sea Has A Masculinity Problem

It's hard to deny the appeal of the masculine ideal, especially when embodied in Jude Law. And yet, it's also a depressing vision.

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There's No Glamor In Writing: I'm Not A Blogger—I'm A Slogger

Writing can be hard and uncomfortable and precarious—but it's hard and uncomfortable and precarious in the way that any job can be.

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It's Time To Change How We Look At The Teen Brain

It's worth questioning some of our assumptions about adolescent inferiority.

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Arrests Made At Should Male Prostitution Be Illegal?

Why should prostitution be illegal? And, more specifically why should male prostitution be illegal?