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The week's top links: The Beatles meet the Beasties, talking to Judy Blume, pay phone graveyards and more

The Beatles meet the Beasties, talking to Judy Blume & more

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Here are just a few of the stories, lists and videos we loved this week:

Blog of the week: Kids Interview Bands, where two kids... interview bands. 

Download of the week: The Beastles: Ill Submarine mashes up two of our favorite artists.

The A.V. Club interviews author/hero Judy Blume.

This map explores the origins of state's names.

This Kidz Bop cover of Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" is pretty ridiculous.

Because we never stop learning: Scientists have discovered a brand-new body part.

This clip from doc The Art of Punk tells the story behind Black Flag's iconic logo.

Pitchfork follows two members of controversial Russian band Pussy Riot on their recent trip to the States.

The LA Music Blog recommends indie music for your workout playlist.

Flavorwire lists 50 books from the past 50 years that everyone should check out.

Vulture interviews the always fascinating Stevie Nicks.

Proof that fiction helps make us all smarter.

Take a look at Manhattan's pay phone graveyard.

How to DIY your very own custom playing cards.

Our favorite way to remember actor James Gandolfini? By re-watching this video of his tribute to writer Maurice Sendak.

We love this lo-fi cover of "I Love It" from Leavves:

The Postal Service (who have been around for a full decade) make first TV appearance:

Russell Brand appeared on Red Eye this week, and the result was extremely uncomfortable/amazing:

Anchorman 2 is coming!