On June 2nd, 2010 Paul McCartney was awarded the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song by the Library of Congress. More information can be found here. The two previous winners were Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon. Check out the Library of Congress for information on the award itself.
An interesting blog with a new twist on The Beatles is Roger and Dave present The Beatles complete on Ukulele. As the blog name suggests, this site features artists covering Beatles songs using the Ukulele. The site includes essays on individual songs, biographical information on each artist, and the Ukulele version of the song. The site aims to have the complete Beatles collection covered and available by 2012.