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Recipe: Celery root rémoulade

Roasted celery root cubes are addictive and nutty, with a sweet flavor that almost resembles artichoke hearts.
From Diane Morgan’s Roots
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 15, 2013

Deep roots

In deep trouble.
By DAVID KISH  |  February 15, 2013

Back to our roots

It's a fundamental notch in any homesteader's totem pole: Root-cellaring, or the practice of storing fresh, whole, harvested fruits and vegetables in a cool environment (usually underground) in order to enjoy them long after the growing season has ende
Going Green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 09, 2013

The Arrowsics’ roots are oaken

Not sure if you noticed, but for July 4, the New York Times had an evergreen cued up about the new crop of "power siblings" peppered through the Big Apple's arts and business world, including Fun's guitarist Jack Antonoff and fashionista sister Rachel
Straight as a Ring
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 20, 2012

Catching up with the world of Dom

In many respects, the much-ballyhooed demise of the so-called "rock star" is a real thing.
American boy
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  May 11, 2012

For Coyote Kolb, the roots come together

Johnny Cash's baleful self-portrait "Ain't No Grave" oozes into my skull through a Sailor Jerry haze.
State of mind
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  January 27, 2012


The Roots | Undun

The year was 1999, and the Roots were entering a cool-kids club thanks to the release of Things Fall Apart .
Def Jam (2011)
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  December 16, 2011

First Amendment battle in the Bucket

As regular readers of this column know, Jorge is a native of Pawtucket. It was with great pride that I attended the celebration at McCoy Stadium this past Tuesday evening, commemorating the 125th anniversary of the city's incorporation.
A Catholic controversy; Taibbi’s straight talk; dandy Don; wisdom from Warren
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 26, 2011

Tom Hambridge | Boom!

Roots rock is the new country and ex-Bostonian Tom Hambridge is the style's current MPV.
Black Rose Records (2011)
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  August 26, 2011

The Roots Café takes hold

It's a Thursday afternoon, a week-and-a-half before the Roots Café is set to open its doors on Westminster Street in downtown Providence, and the place is starting to come together.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  March 04, 2011

Dennis Taylor | Steppin' Up

The set-up is familiar and unpretentious: a saxophone-fronted organ trio playing blues 'n' roots.
Kizybosh (2011)
By JON GARELICK  |  February 25, 2011

The Roots at Showcase Live

The Roots at Showcase Live

The Roots crew has never lacked visibility - they've been the backup band for loads of star MCs. But after a couple of years of...
By webteam  |  December 21, 2010

Rick Berlin | Paper Airplane

By JON GARELICK  |  October 15, 2010

Old 97's | The Grand Theatre

When Old 97's are on — which they are most of the time on their eighth studio album — they're very, very on.
New West (2010)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  October 15, 2010

The irresistible force of Dexter Romweber

Many would argue that, in the world of creativity, there is a fine line between genius and insanity. The best artists, so the argument goes, usually straddle the line, often relying on the latter to achieve the former.
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  June 25, 2010


Matthew Stubbs | Medford & Main

Boston-based roots guitarist Stubbs has a wicked way with a groove and an ability to conjure vintage tones.
Blue Bella (2010)
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  May 07, 2010

Greater Tuna in the Texas two-step

Our first introductions to Tuna come over the airwaves on the Wheelis Struvis Report , as hosts Wheelis (Barrasso) and Struvis (Donovan) announce the winning student-essay contest entry ("Human Rights: Why Bother?") and weatherman Harold Dean (Donovan
Greater Tuna parodies the Lone Star State
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 15, 2010

Beyond Dilla and Dipset

With a semi-sober face I'll claim that hip-hop in 2010 might deliver more than just posthumous Dilla discs, Dipset mixtapes, and a new ignoramus coke rapper whom critics pretend rhymes in triple-entendres.
Can hip-hop deliver in 2010?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 01, 2010
The Sandbox interviews Jimmy Fallon

The Sandbox interviews Jimmy Fallon

The Sandbox interviews Jimmy Fallon! Listen here! Put us on your iPod.
By Charlie  |  November 25, 2009

VIDEO: Dirty Projectors win over the Roots

Questlove on Dirty Projectors before their performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night: "based on their setup and sound....imma take a wild guess...
By Ryan Stewart  |  September 29, 2009

While U Were Asleep, @QuestLove Made Philip Michael Thomas Dope (And Twittered It) (And YouTubed It)

While U Were Asleep, @QuestLove Made Philip Michael Thomas Dope (And Twittered It) (And YouTubed It)

About five hours ago -- we presume post-Fallon taping -- Questo tweeted that he was locked down in the studio "trying a dilla move in...
By Carly Carioli  |  July 10, 2009

VIDEO: The Roots use their day job to their advantage (plus Wilco and St. Vincent)

Presumably one of the perks of being on network television every night is the chance to gain exposure with a larger audience. And so the Roots, who've been serving as house band on the (improving) Late Night with Jimmy Fallon since its inception, used last night's show as an opportunity to premiere the title cut from their forthcoming album How I Got Over (as promised). And it's pretty good! Not that the Roots have ever had trouble translating live


By Ryan Stewart  |  June 25, 2009

They get ill

Jocko Henderson, Lady B, Schoolly D, Jazzy Jeff, and The Roots
Five Philly rap essentials
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 29, 2009

The Big Hurt: We floss econo

You might recall a slew of ominous articles in 2007 proclaiming that hip-hop was through. Sales were way down, and the culprits were clear: jewelry, violence, and naughty dancing.
Cleaning up rap's act could equal big savings
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 09, 2009
Grammy Night: What the Celebs are Twittering

Grammy Night: What the Celebs are Twittering

Get the Pipes: Twitter Friend Timeline (Slight Tweak) widget and many other great free widgets at ...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 08, 2009


Cornball bliss

Not until entering the Roxy a week ago Thursday did I comprehend what a normal kid feels the first time he sees a big-league ballpark.
The Roots and Antibalas, live at the Roxy, January 29, 2009
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 04, 2009
U Can't Tweet This: MC Hammer live-Twitters the Super Bowl

U Can't Tweet This: MC Hammer live-Twitters the Super Bowl

 This is what the interwebs were built for -- instead of watching ESPN, we got our Super Bowl c...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 01, 2009

An abridged history of the Roots' collabs

Tangled up
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 20, 2009

The making of the Roots-versus-Antibalas Sound Clash

We're not previewing the Red Bull Sound Clash just because the buzz-beverage overlords supply Phoenix headquarters with enough voltage to paralyze a petting zoo.
How ?uest got his groove back
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 20, 2009