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Musician Questlove from the band The Roots, poses for a portrait, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 in New York. Questlove's band, The Roots, the house band for "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," must now run their song choices by NBC after the band performed an off-color song during an appearance by GOP Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann.(AP Photo/Carlo Allegri). (Carlo Allegri/The Associated Press)
Musician Questlove from the band The Roots, poses for a portrait, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 in New York. Questlove's band, The Roots, the house band for "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," must now run their song choices by NBC after the band performed an off-color song during an appearance by GOP Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann.(AP Photo/Carlo Allegri). (Carlo Allegri/The Associated Press)

Two hours, 21 minutes and 24 seconds of pop culture you should consume this week Add to ...

Five things you have to watch, read and hear from the world of pop culture this week.

2:24 MINUTES

The Grand Seduction
The trailer to Don McKellar’s new film makes it look like the most charming Canadian movie in a long time, with Taylor Kitsch as a doctor lured to fishing village in Newfoundland and Labrador. (imdb.com)

30 MINUTES

Playing House
Sitcoms about raising kids can be awful (see: Dads) but the second original comedy series from the USA network has a cast that includes Keegan-Michael Key, of Key and Peele, so yes, USA network, you’ve got our attention. The show premieres on Tuesday. (usanetwork.com)

42 MINUTES

Shrink Dust
Chad VanGaalen continues to get all kinds of gorgeous, sad sounds from his home studio in Calgary. The term indie rock with a slightly country twang and sci-fi production barely comes close to the rich textures of this album, the artist’s fifth. It drops Tuesday. (subpop.com)

7 MINUTES

?uestlove
The Roots drummer’s first essay for New York Magazine – part of a weekly series of six examining hip hop – is a thoughtful meditation on the genre’s ubiquity. The next five should be equally thought provoking. (vulture.com)

1 HOUR

GQ
The magazine’s new comedy issue has a photo shoot of Julia Louis-Dreyfus having sex with a clown, so you know it’s going to be good. Louis C.K. is on the cover, obviously. (gq.com)

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