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James McBride’s ‘Deacon King Kong’ Is a Rich Novel About the Places That Make Us Who We Are

On a September day in 1969, in the projects of Brooklyn, a drunken deacon named Sportcoat shoots the local drug dealer, Deems. The community–an ensemble of black, Puerto Rican, Italian and Irish characters, reflecting the diversity that has always made New York City distinct–reacts to the shooting with a combination of gossip, embellishment of details and reflection on what it means for their home. But Sportcoat’s actions also set into motion an underground network of mobsters and malcontents, along with cops and church folk, all trying to get to the bottom of how a washed-up deacon came to shoot a

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Visit the places where the 2020 Oscar-nominated movies were filmed

Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Pacino star in "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood." The trio are filmed inside Hollywood's Musso & Frank Grill, which got a nostalgic makeover. <span class="copyright">(Andrew Cooper / Sony Pictures)</span>
Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Pacino star in “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood.” The trio are filmed inside Hollywood’s Musso & Frank Grill, which got a nostalgic makeover. (Andrew Cooper / Sony Pictures)

Movie fans re-create the hilarious moment at the table in New York’s Katz’s Deli where Sally (Meg Ryan) fakes the pleasure of passion in the 1989 movie “When Harry Met Sally.” They run up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and pump their fists à la Sylvester Stallone in 1976’s “Rocky.” What movie locations will film buffs flock to after the 2020

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