Photo: Chuck Zlotnick/2015 Warner Bros.

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One of my favorite... places to take my favorite son when he was younger was the barbershop. I'd bring the barbers the latest issue of O and get all up in their conversation. Which is why when Ice Cube told me Barbershop: The Next Cut (out April 15) is the best one in the series, I watched it immediately. This comedy gets all the laughs, but it also starts a conversation—just like a real barbershop does—this time about gun control. In the movie, Ice Cube's character says, "It's crazy to think haircuts can stop bullets." But it made me wonder: Is it?

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