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

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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.


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.


Why Sexist Eggheads Can't Take Jane Austen Seriously

Can a popular author also be celebrated for literary quality? Not if that author is a woman like Austen.

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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.


A Christmas Gone Perfectly Wrong And The Joy Of A Good Guy Protagonist

For once, central character Andrew's flaws are tied up in the fact that he is—wait for it—fundamentally decent.


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.


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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The Latest Proof That Men's Rights Activists Don't Actually Care About Men's Rights

A recent controversy at the Calgary Expo suggests MRAs care more about making opponents look bad than they do about discrimination.


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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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?