Love is in the air, so we’re taking a trip down memory lane to revisit our first loves…

… and the first time we saw a sex scene with our parents in the room.

We also are putting a sexy Shakespearean spin on Mad Libs…

…and celebrating how full of love the Spice Girls reunion makes (one of) us.

The Spice Girls Are Going On Tour! Say You’ll Be There?

And we find out how this whole Valentine’s Day thing got started in the first place (hint: slapping women with strips of goat hide drenched in sacrificial blood is involved).

The Dark and Twisted History of Valentine’s Day

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Dear Valentine, May I (VERB) Your (NOUN)? 13 February,2018Emmanuel Hapsis


Emmanuel Hapsis

Emmanuel Hapsis is the creator and editor of KQED Pop and also the host of The Cooler. He studied creative writing at University of Maryland and went on to receive his MFA in the field from California College of the Arts. In his free time, he sings his heart out at karaoke.

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