The Science of Kissing

Dooley Wilson may sing "a kiss is just a kiss" in Casablanca, but science journalists like Sheril Kirshenbaum know that even the most fundamental things can benefit from having curiosity applied to them, as in her enlightening examination of the history, science, and prospects of osculatory pursuits.

July 23: Jessica Mitford died on this day in 1996.

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

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