Smackdown! Stuart Little v. Winnie the Pooh

Today’s Matchup Two heavyweights of children’s literature have been sitting peacefully and untouched on my bookshelf since I was a child. Not anymore! Having recently re-read both, I’m pitting them against each other in a head-to-head smackdown of beloved classics. Both are about the same size and shape and both weigh about the same, so it would…

Layer Upon Layer

One of the remarkable things about Breaking Bad during these final eight episodes of the series is the number of layers built in to many of the scenes and the amount of mental processing the show is asking of its viewers. A perfect example of this is the scene in the episode entitled “Ozymandias” when…