R.I.P. Nathanial Hornblower: MCA's Hilarious Response to a Bad New York Times Review

In 2004, The New York Times' Stephanie Zacharek negatively reviewed the video for the Beastie Boys' new single "Ch-Check It Out." MCA a.k.a. Adam Yauch, who died today at the age of 47, had directed the video under his pseudonym Nathanial Hornblower. He didn't take kindly to Zacharek's review, and let her know in a letter to the Times demanding, among other things, that she send him a goat. Read more »

Elsewhere: MCA's obituary at BeastieBoys.com | Mark Richardson at Pitchfork | Cord Jefferson at Good | Mary Elizabeth Williams at Salon | Amos Barshad at Grantland