Born OTD in 1964, American rapper and filmmaker who was a founding member of the hip hop group Beastie Boys, Adam Yauch – AKA MCA. Yauch was a practicing Buddhist. He became an important voice in the Tibetan independence movement. He created the Milarepa Fund, a non-profit organization devoted to Tibetan independence and organized several benefit concerts to support the cause, including the Tibetan Freedom Concert.

Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop … More

The story is set in 1790 in the countryside around the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town, in a secluded glen called Sleepy Hollow. Sleepy Hollow is renowned for its ghosts & the haunting atmosphere that pervades the imaginations of its inhabitants & visitors. Some residents say this town was bewitched during the early days of the Dutch settlement. Other residents say an old Native American chief, the wizard of his tribe, held his powwows here before the country was discovered by Master Hendrick Hudson.

The most infamous spectre in the Hollow is the Headless Horseman, said to be the ghost of a Hessian trooper … More

Pre-order the new Beastie Boys book here. Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam “AD-ROCK” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers; their early collaboration with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin; the almost impossible-to-fathom overnight success of their debut studio album Licensed to Ill; that album’s messy fallout; their break with Def Jam, move to Los Angeles, and rebirth as musicians and social activists, with the genre-defying masterpiece Paul’s Boutique.

For more than twenty years, this band has had a wide-ranging and lasting influence on popular culture. With a style … More