Ta-Nehisi Coates, who has a big awesome memoir out now, is the subject of a huge feature in the Baltimore City Paper. The story, well-told and incredibly moving, goes deep into Coates family history and lore. It’s a great read—and not just because it  includes a shout-out to WCP.

Coates’ next book signing/reading shindig is on June 8 at Sankofa, located at 2714 Georgia Ave NW. It starts at 3 p.m.