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  1. one grand books
    Questlove’s 10 Favorite BooksPrince, Patton Oswalt, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and more.
  2. The Roots Are Staying with Jimmy Fallon for ‘The Tonight Show’ One of the big questions about Jimmy Fallon’s ascendance to the Tonight Show throne in February 2014 has been “Will his amazing house band […]
  3. celebrity activism
    Ashley Judd Apologizes for Calling Rap and Hip-Hop ‘The Contemporary Soundtrack of Misogyny’“I fully capitulate to your rightness,” she tells her critics.
  4. tweets
    Questlove Exposes NBC Lunch MenuSo, what the hell is this?
  5. last night on late night
    Late Night: Kimmel Tortures Nick JonasPlus: Sarah Silverman had a baby, on our regular late-night roundup.
  6. late shifting
    Did Conan Screw NBC With a Little Help From the Beatles?Sadly, no.
  7. python
    Monty Python Makes the Roots WhistleSee Eric Idle do “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” with some assistance from Jimmy Fallon’s house band.
  8. quote machine
    Hope Davis Is Hillary ClintonPlus: Lev Grossman’s new novel is chock-full of “awesome shit.”
  9. jarvis cocker
    ?uestlove Confused by His First-Ever Jarvis Cocker EncounterHasn’t the Roots drummer ever seen a gangly, bespectacled British person flailing his arms to pretend heavy metal?
  10. curious decisions
    NBC Budget Cuts Leave the Roots Scrambling to Write Some Late Night JamsMaybe now’s a good time to see whether the McFlurry folks have any spare change lying around?
  11. quote machine
    Fear Not: Diddy Will Weather This RecessionPlus: Nick Cave and Scott Weiland muse on man’s relationship to pants.
  12. quote machine
    David Cross Explains Why an ‘Arrested Development’ Movie Will Never HappenPlus: Siena Miller finally sells us on ‘G.I. Joe,’ and NPH explains why clothes make the man (atop a unicorn).
  13. right-click
    Al Green Makes a Triumphant ReturnPlus MP3s from Laura Gibson and Panda Bear.