Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys has died of cancer. He was 48. Yauch was a hip hop pioneer and a tireless supporter of the Tibetan people. We'll miss him. "Beastie Boys Co-Founder Adam Yauch Dead at 48" (Rolling Stone)
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.