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

How Wonder Woman's Male Creator Helped Shape Third-Wave Feminism 

To understand this debate, it's important to consider historical context.

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.

The brilliantly named Dickless (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Women In Metal: 9 Tracks From The Genderless Utopia Of Death

Metal aggression isn't sexual, but existential. As a result, women in the genre are both rare and unexpectedly equal.


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.


My Dog's Anus Is Tormenting Me And Maybe Ruining My Marriage

I am on my knees in 15-degree weather scrubbing poop from the sidewalk, and I have an epiphany of sorts—I do not want this dog.


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.

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?


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 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.


Large Fears: The Importance Of Marginalized Children Being Represented In Literature

Iin a passionate Facebook thread last week, children's author Meg Rosoff rejected the idea that there are "too few books for marginalized young people," as librarian Edith Edi Campbell had suggested.