Joseph Natoli

Joseph Natoli has written about postmodernity, popular culture and politics in numerous books and articles. His first e-book, Occupying Here & Now: The New Class Warfare (January 2012), is available on Amazon Kindle. Links to all his writing can be found at

Features // 5 Articles
Reviews // 2 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles

Charles Dickens 200: Great Expectations: Bright Hope and Dark Resignation | 22 Feb 2012 // 4:00 PM

Where we are now, in 2012, is on a darker plain especially for the large "Underclass". Perhaps Dickens can light our way?

Mitt Romney Can Reside at Today's Proverbial 'Downton Abbey'... Newt Gingrich Cannot | 6 Feb 2012 // 4:00 PM

Downton Abbey reveals not only the play of chance that often confounds choice, but the power of social class to confine choice within established boundaries -- and we're comfortable with that.


'Misfits': Rebels With Too Many Causes | 15 Dec 2011 // 9:30 PM

Misfits delivers a steady barrage of zaniness, a punk-like anarchy, a good sampling of cockney low farce, as well as mayhem and blood.

'Fringe': Classic Realism in a Postmodern Space | 3 Nov 2011 // 11:55 PM

With "Novation", Fringe conjures a kind of archetypal nightmare touch: you return to father and lover and they don’t know you; no one knows you.


Beyond 140 Characters: The Devil in the Details | 9 Aug 2012 // 5:15 AM

We talk about the Twitter Age the way we talked about the Nuclear Age. Like? Dislike? Doesn't really make a difference because once here, technology -- nuclear or cyber -- doesn't leave the room.

//Mixed media

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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