The effects of fire, water, air, and earth upon what we eat are the subject of Michael Pollan's toothsome inquiry into the history of modern food.

July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.