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-The top albums lists for 2010 are starting to appear; he are Paste’s and NPR’s.

-Wolf Parade has announced an “indefinite hiatus.”

-A new band called Mister Heavenly features the lead singers of Man Man and Islands, along with instrumental support from Modest Mouse’s Joe Plummer and…Micheal Cera on bass.

-While speculation has long been rampant that NBC would try a three-hour comedy block on Thursdays, it now appears that 30 Rock will move to 10:30 in the shift.

-Finally, check out this Muppet art.

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-Jack White hinted to Vanity Fair that a White Stripe reunion could be in the works.

-White also recently produced these beautiful covers by Laura Marling for Third Man’s Blue Series.

-Colin Meloy gave Spin an intimate look at the new Decemberists record, The King Is Dead.

Paste counts down the top concept albums of the century, but somehow forgets Separation Sunday.

Details are starting to emerge about Moon Rise Kingdom, the next film from director Wes Anderson.

Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas has yet another television deal in place, this time with Fox.

Danny Pudi (Community) sat down with the AV Club to talk referential comedy.

Jonathan Safran Foer talks about his ambitious new book with Vanity Fair.

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-Zoolander will indeed return, but only in animated web form.

-President Obama has scheduled appearances on both The Daily Show and Mythbusters.

-Fox is developing a sitcom with Patton Oswalt, while CBS recently secured Demetri Martin to a development deal, and HBO is planning a spy series penned in part by Malcolm Gladwell.

The house band for Conan’s new show has been revealed, as has the first-night musical guest, Jack White.

Anna Kendrick will star in an upcoming LCD Soundsystem video.

The Flaming Lips will play their 1999 classic, The Soft Bulletin, in its entirety at their New Year’s show in Oklahoma City.

A Nirvana exhibit is slated to open at Seattle’s Experience Music Project.

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-While The Social Network was the top film last weekend, it seems to have failed to capture audiences in the middle of the country.

-Stereogum posted an excellent recap of last weekend’s Matador 21 celebration in Las Vegas.

-Pitchfork interviewed the brothers Butler of Arcade Fire.

A new Tapes ‘n Tapes album will be released on the band’s own label next January.

This blog celebrates Community fan art.

-Former cast members will reunite to celebrate the women of SNL this November.

MTV is resurrecting Punk’d…with Justin Bieber.

-Now that we’re deep into fall, wonders how people decide to watch a show, while The Daily Beast ranks the most valuable cable channels.

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-After dissing the show earlier this year, Kanye West is scheduled to appear on next week’s SNL.

-M.I.A. released her latest video, and once again it is an internet-fueled collage.

A Feist documentary that chronicles the making of The Reminder is being unveiled next week.

-The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn has released a Minnesota Twins-centric track, which you can stream on the MPR website.

An overhauled Carson Daly Show will focus entirely on music.

David Sedaris answers a few questions for USA Today.

Best hot-air balloon ever.