Baltimore native Te-Nehisi Coates has an excellent piece on The New York Times’ op-ed page about taking his 10-year-od son to the new X-Men movie. Actually, it’s about much more than that. Coates, a senior editor at The Atlantic and the author of 2008’s The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood, views the film through a historical lens that’s both political and personal, and his reading of the film is surprisingly poignant and poetic. You can check out the piece here. And keep an eye on my blog for news about Coates’ father, Paul, and his Baltimore-based publishing company, Black Classic Press.