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Last year, my friend Neil Drumming blogged here about the making of his movie "Big Words." That movie is now a fact and will be on display at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on this Friday


The backdrop for the movie is election night 2008--though Obama is really beside the point. The plot is nominally about four dudes from a golden age hip-hop group stumbling into reunion. But they don't make any music. 

I've seen the movie, and I love it. I love it mostly because it features black people as actual black people--which is to say not standing around discussing how blacketyblack they are. I'll be in the house on Friday. I hope you will too.


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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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