Would you ever pair these two together?
Artist 1: Clams Casino, this guy from New Jersey who's already got quite the cult reputation for his collaborations (some credits: A$AP Rocky, The Weeknd, Lil B's lusher tracks) and for his own work (Instrumentals is more than well worth checking out), and who's already got a really distinctive sound, spacey and lush.
Artist 2: Florence and the Machine, British purveyors of drama, Pre-Raphaelitism, big-ass vocals and bigger-ass drums, whose album Ceremonials is a little gothy, a lot kitschy and as far from lo-fi as you can possibly get; completely awesome if you're into this thing, baffling if you're not.
You wouldn't necessarily predict this collaboration, right? It isn't completely implausible, but you'd probably guess about 500 different combinations before this one. Well, it exists, for "Never Let Me Go," and the result works quite well! Clams' atmospherics suit Florence well; the remix's fairly recognizable as something he produced, but it also gives Florence's voice the amount of foggy drama it demands. Listen below.
Even to this day, "Dark Tournament" remains the defining shonen "Tournament Arc."
Oftentimes, it's impossible to separate the quality of the anime we grew up watching from the sense of nostalgia those series evoke.
Case in point: Dragon Ball Z. Historically, DBZ is likely the most influential anime series of all time, both redefining the shonen genre for every series that came after it and introducing an entire generation of Western kids to Japanese animation through the legendary Funimation dub on Cartoon Network's Toonami block. Chances are high that if you meet someone who loves anime and grew up in the late '90s or early 2000s, they'll have a deeply personal bond with DBZ.
At the same time, it's hard to argue that DBZ holds up in the modern day, especially for new viewers coming in with fresh eyes. The pacing of the original series is super slow, the fights drag out forever, and while DBZ created so many of shonen's most prevalent tropes ("This isn't even my final form!"), almost everything DBZ ever did has since been done better by other series.
About a year after being accused of selling furniture to ICE detention centers, e-commerce site Wayfair is in another controversy.
Wayfair, the e-commerce website beloved by millennials on a budget who don't want their apartments to look just like IKEA showrooms, is no stranger to controversy.
Last summer, employees of the company organized a protest after allegations surfaced that Wayfair had sold $200,000 worth of furniture to border detention facilities. Now, Wayfair is being suspected of trafficking missing children in their furniture.