Between the Lines
"What are men compared to rocks and mountains?"
Jane Austen wasn't talking about the Super Bowl when she wrote that, but I imagine she might enjoy the prospect of her characters doing battle with the Packers and the Steelers this Sunday.
WXXI-TV is going up against the ratings juggernaut with a marathon of Masterpiece adaptations of three of her novels. We start with Emma at 12:30, followed by Persuasion at 4:45 and Sense & Sensibility at 6:30. If you haven't already seen the latter, this video will spoil some things for you but either way, it'll get you primed to enjoy everything that makes Jane great: the false starts and fair catches, the blind sides and incomplete passes, the roughing and the holding...