Articles tagged the roots, jimmy fallon, talk show

Crafty Language and Unfulfilled Dreams: On ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ 2015-10-17

Bill Maher’s interview with Bernie Sanders illuminates the tensions of capitalism and inherited wealth, and the inherent uselessness/truthfulness of language.

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Real Time with Bill Maher: Republican Nouns/Democratic Verbs, Misguided Narratives

"In an impersonal and often anti-personal world, the individual name cannot compete with the power of corporate hierarchies, which, even more than gods, are invested with unearned prestige."

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The Roots and Friends Close Out Summerstage with a Block Party

The Legendary Roots Crew were the final act at Summerstage this year and they brought the house down with help from friends including Cee-Lo Green and Salt-N-Pepa.

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Pangea Panacea? Or the Geography of Neurosis: Real Time with Bill Maher - 2 October 2015

The October 2 episode touches on the Oregon massacre without questioning the toxic neuroses and views of masculinity that fueled it.

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Where G.K. Chesterton and B.F. Skinner Meet: On Real Time with Bill Maher, 21 August 2015

The 21 August edition of Real Time with Bill Maher highlights the imbalance between the good politician, just yet already defeated, and the bad, given to nationalistic pandering and demagoguery.

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“Goodnight, Everybody”: Last Night with David Letterman

In saying goodbye to David Letterman, you realize that late nights will never be the same.

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The Roots: ...and Then You Shoot Your Cousin

It may surprise someone who has never listened to the Roots before, but for anyone else this will be slightly troubling.

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Elvis Costello and the Roots: Wise Up Ghost

For all the collaborations both Costello and the Roots have enjoyed, this has to be among the most exciting, imaginative collection either party has experienced.

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The Polymorphous Questlove Shape Shifts Into a Memoirist with ‘Mo’ Meta Blues’

Mo' Meta Blues is everything you’d expect from a book Questlove would write: smart, funny, and infused with structural twists on the norm, with dashes of insight and perspective on the ever-evolving state of hip-hop.

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Yo La Tengo Rocks Fallon (video)

Hoboken band is joined by Fred Armisen on drums for "Ohm".

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Watch Swervedriver Perform on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’

Watch below as Swervedriver perform “Sun of Mustang Ford” and “Deep Wound” during their US late night TV debut on Jimmy Fallon. Also, allow me

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The 2011 Outside Lands Music Festival: San Francisco

With a wide variety of music coming from five different stages in one of the nation's most beautiful locations, the only problem was trying to catch as many bands as possible.

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tUnE-yArDs Performs with the Roots on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’

Just a couple weeks after their acclaimed performance at Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival, tUnE-yArDs made their national television debut (Monday, August 1) on Late Night

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French ‘roots’ the inspiration for ‘Philly-Paris Lockdown’

PHILADELPHIA — For Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson, the roots of “Philly-Paris Lockdown,” the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts classical-pop mashup that he and Parisian chanteuse Keren

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28 Feb 2011 // 4:15 AM

The Year in TV: August 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in August 2010.

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4 Feb 2011 // 7:00 AM

Guessing the Grammys

Predictions on who will win what in the biggest categories, based on industry hype and a little guessing about the academy’s voters.

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Top Ten Tracks for Your Holiday Playlist

Weary of Bing Crosby singing “White Christmas” for the 567th time? Here's an alternate selection of songs to consider spinning during the holiday season.

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Paul McCartney - “Momma Miss America”

“Momma Miss America” is another instrumental track on the McCartney album, as the only voice heard is that of an engineer announcing that this is

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The Roots Picnic: 5 June 2010 - Philadelphia

The music at the Roots Picnic was loud, crisp, engaging and diverse. With the inclement weather holding off, all the elements successfully blended to create a great outing. The wide range of musicians demonstrated why the Roots are more than a crew but rather Philadelphia’s finest musical family.

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Last week, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon featured the first ever television appearance of Liquid Liquid, who performed their classic 1981 deep cuts “Optimo” (non-televised and

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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