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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 May 28, 2013

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

  1. Who Did The Thing They Shouldn’t Have Done? James Patterson (Simon & Schuster, $21.99) Detective Francis Diepold is out to solve the case of a crime that shouldn’t have been committed but was anyway.
  2. Pictures Of People Eating Kimchi Jason Park (Little, Brown, $28.99) An elegant coffee table book of people from around the world grimacing after ingesting the Korean delicacy.
  3. The Surf Tunneler Khaled Hosseini, (Riverhead, $26.95) The author of The Kite Runner and Mud Gliders continues his trend of writing thrilling, third-world sports novels.
  4. The Stretched-Out T-Shirt Collar Cleed Wickson, (Bantam $18.00) After one big tug, Frank Haill just ruined his shirt and perhaps his marriage, too.
  5. How To Fold A Flag: 21st Revision Leonard Slattery (Pierson, $12.99) The editors of the How To Fold A Flag series unveil a groundbreaking new variation on the popular Percival method.

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