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

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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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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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.

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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.

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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 Rentboy.com: Should Male Prostitution Be Illegal?

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

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