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

Idris Elba As A Post-Racial James Bond? Not So Fast

Let's not ignore the fact that the original James Bonds wasn't just white. He was a white supremacist.

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?


What On Earth To Make Of Azealia Banks' Whiteface Music Video

Banks' "Ice Princess" video shows that it's not only white people who can pick up someone else's culture.


Domestic Violence: Not Just A Female Issue

This doesn't mean that the outcomes of domestic violence are always equal; men tend to be bigger and stronger than women, and therefore are more likely to cause serious harm, even in situations where violence is reciprocal. Still, the fact that women are frequently perpetrators of violence in domestic situations substantially undermines the typical story of domestic abuse—and helps to show just how harmful that story is.

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?

The illustrious and utterly rockin' Carlene Carter.

Move It On Over: 12 Women Who Made Rockabilly History

There's a good argument to be made that the earliest, and the best, rockabilly performers were women. Slicked-back, hiccuping, hopped up cool.

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For Anti-Sex Work Writers, Sex Sells 

Hating sex workers—and treating them as things—can get you money.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2, Continues To Deliver Violence 

Katniss is the voice of conscience and morality in the film, and in The Hunger Games series as a whole. In the just released last film in the series, she tries repeatedly to avoid unnecessary deaths. She insists that refugees from an attacked base be given an escape route, for example, and exposes herself in an effort to help them.

Kacey Musgraves. Image: Wikipedia

The Evolution Of Same-Sex Love In Country Music

Country music is an overwhelmingly heterosexual endeavor. The LGBTQ community certainly listen to, and perform, country, but in terms of lyrical content and themes, country has been focused on male-female romantic love.