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GOOD WEEK/BAD WEEK

Backstreet Boys

The reunited boy band has quit playing games with our hearts: a new album is due in 2013.

Sonic Youth

After three decades together, the alt-rock group has announced an indefinite pause.

ODDITIES

Good Snooze?

Wookiee, Wookiee, rise and shine! A series of new Star Wars alarm clocks, available at firebox.com will rouse you with the voice of C-3PO or a Stormtrooper--or the sweet, echoing bellow of Chewbacca. Just be sure not to toss it far, far away--or even across the room. It's not wise to upset a Wookiee.

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