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‘Star Wars’ Turns 40

When George Lucas’ Star Wars premiered in 1977, the movie quickly became a phenomenon. On its 40th anniversary, The Onion looks back on the franchise’s defining moments:

Ringo Starr Announces 26th Beatles Album With New Backing Band

‘Moonbeam Sunday’ Slated For Release On June 16

LONDON—Excitedly informing fans that the iconic pop group was back with more original music, Ringo Starr announced Tuesday that on June 16 he would be releasing a 26th Beatles album titled ‘Moonbeam Sunday’ with an all-new backing band.
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Top 5 Best-Selling Books — Week Of June 18, 2013

This week's 5 best-selling books as compiled by The Onion Book Review:

  1. There’s Not A Lot Of Food Henry Devlin (Random House, $22.95) An author with no scientific background imagines what it would be like to live on Mars.
  2. A Tale Of Two Cities: To Be Clear, I Was Talking About Caracas And Seattle Charles Dickens (Dover, $6.99) In this recently discovered addendum to the Dickens classic, the famed author specifically spells out, in no uncertain terms, exactly which two cities he was talking about.
  3. A Much Easier Day Mark Owen (Dutton, $12.95) The former Navy SEAL recalls the day after he killed Osama bin Laden.
  4. The Page-Turner Judy Kramptz (McGill Radley, $108.99) New technology lets you lean back and put your hands behind your head as the book does all the work. What’s it about? It doesn’t matter, just enjoy.
  5. Time to Die James Mercer (Uptown, $14.99) A guide to post-retirement.

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