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In climbing the highest mountain, DuckTales understands scale, but doesn't understand stakes

DuckTales returns the weekend with the long-delayed “The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest!”–an episode that focuses on the nature of determination-turned-obsession, in Scrooge’s relentless desire to scale Mt. Neverrest, and Huey’s desire to map it and earn a new Junior Woodchuck merit badge. It’s a episode that has…

An underground adventure provides DuckTales with its most entertaining (and self-aware) episode yet

To be clear, I am aware of that DuckTales is airing episodes wildly out of order. While this is fairly normal for most TV programs, the argument seems to be that this is a particularly bad case of episode reordering, and that it really reflects poorly on, if not so much the overall story arc, than the connotations of…

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From Presley to Hell: How Sun Records and Ork Records defined rock ’n’ roll

In March of 1956, Roy Orbison and his band The Teen Kings left their home in Odessa, Texas to record a session in Memphis for producer Sam Phillips, at Sun Studios. Over Orbison’s objection, Phillips had the band record “Ooby Dooby,” a novelty song that had raised The Teen Kings’ profile when they’d played it on local…