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's Articles

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... Read...
Noah Berlatsky    |   11.24.15 12am   |   SHARE

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.
Noah Berlatsky    |   11.17.15 12am   |   SHARE

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.
Noah Berlatsky    |   10.14.15 12am   |   SHARE

Misogyny, Violence and Stalking: A Review Of The Perfect Guy

The surface text of the film is that you can't trust some guys. The (barely) subtext is that you can't trust any guys.
Noah Berlatsky    |   09.17.15 12am   |   SHARE

Arrests Made At Should Male Prostitution Be Illegal?

Why should prostitution be illegal? And, more specifically why should male prostitution be illegal?
Noah Berlatsky    |   09.2.15 12am   |   SHARE

A Love Letter To The Original Movie, The Transporter 

Action movies don't usually bother much with romance. The trailer for The Transporter: Refueled certainly doesn't. The hero is cool — sexy women, plural, throw themselves at him, or at least stand... Read...
Noah Berlatsky    |   08.31.15 12am   |   SHARE

Big Bad Choice Words: Salon Calls Nicki Minaj's Rant "Savage" 

"The look on Miley's face during Nicki Minaj's savage, expletive-laden rant says it all," Salon tweeted the day after the VMAs. Less than 140 characters, but still enough to link a black woman to a... Read...
Noah Berlatsky    |   08.31.15 2pm   |   SHARE

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,... Read...
Noah Berlatsky    |   08.24.15 12am   |   SHARE

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-... Read...
Noah Berlatsky    |   08.7.15 12am   |   SHARE

Surprise (Not Really)! Marvel's Ant-Man Is Sexist 

At first, this looks like sexism. And then you realize, hey, this is sexism. Hope isn't allowed to do the dangerous job because Pym has put her on a pedestal, and won't let her off it.
Noah Berlatsky    |   07.24.15 2pm   |   SHARE