An interview with the rising pop star, fresh off his tour with Vance Joy.
Scott Helman, rising star and frequent key loser, has earned millions of streams across all streaming platforms and toured with the likes of Tegan and Sara, Shawn Mendes, and Matthew Good. He stopped by the Popdust offices to discuss his new EP and his personal rebranding.
Last time Popdust interviewed Helman he had just dropped the video for "Ripple Effect" and was gearing up for a tour with Vance Joy. Now, he's fresh off the success of his song "Hang Ups," and ready to continue his growth as an artist. He told Popdust's own Deascent about his struggle to find who he is in the midst of his growing fame.
Scott Helman and Deascent then explored the horrors of the magic box. Scott admitted to putting apple cider vinegar up his nose in the winter, smelling like a thrift store, and being wrong about the definition of sandwiches. Deascent was moved by his argument, brought up paninis, and continued to look excellent in green.
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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.