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Kelefa Sanneh’s First New Yorker Article

Kelefa Sanneh

Our man Kelefa Sanneh, New York Times pop music critic turned intrepid New Yorker reporter, just unveiled his first article for the magazine.

In a word, it’s awesome. Sanneh just delivered a piece on Barack Obama‘s controversial Trinity United Church of Christ. Here’s a sampling:

“I have never seen so many white people here in my life!” It was Good Friday on the South Side of Chicago, at Trinity United Church of Christ, which has been Senator Barack Obama’s church for about twenty years and the most notorious congregation in America for about three and a half weeks. The preacher was in the pulpit, recalling a scene outside the church earlier in the week. He gestured at the reporters who had come to take notes. “I hope you’re tithing,” he said.

We’re glad to see Sanneh’s found a home at the New Yorker. The fella’s a killer reporter.

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