On Inauguration day, the Atlantic senior editor joined The Colbert Report to discuss the president's second term -- and Michelle Obama's new hairstyle.

To mark the Inauguration, Ta-Nehisi Coates was Stephen Colbert's guest Monday night. Hear his reaction to the president's reelection, what he told Colbert about the Black Panther Party, and his advice on how to talk about the first lady's bangs, above.

Coates' essay "Fear of a Black President," about how America reacted to Obama's first term and how Obama has responded, was published in the September 2012 issue of the magazine.