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The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Josh Clark

The Ballad of Morganna the Kissing Bandit On Crime Magazine, Nolan Moore writes about the woman who rushed baseball fields across the country to kiss players during games for more than 30 years and became a legend in the process.

St Michan's Mummies On Atlas Obscura, three editors write about an unusual church basement where naturally-occurring mummies can be touched once their coffins fall apart, exposing them.

75 Films that Could Have Could Only Been Made in Britain In the Telegraph, the paper's film critics write about quintessentially British movies since the beginning of film making.

This Smithsonian Scientist's Death Was a Mystery; 150 Years Later, His Skeleton Helped Solve It In the Washington Post (which continues its campaign of clumsily explanatory headlines), Sarah Kaplan writes about an early Smithsonian researcher who is returned to his intellectual home.