Save us from ourselves!
emily horne
I'm back in Toronto! On Sunday some friends and I went to watch the world cup at a bar at College & Bathurst. It was a pretty good time, but the celebrating Spain fans taking over the street afterwards was the really amazing bit. I was trying to figure out where the celebrations would have been if the Netherlands had won: Dutch Dreams ice cream shop, perhaps?

Have you checked out Brandon Bird's These are Their Stories series? It's illustrations by lots of great artists, each one based on the one-line description of Law & Order episode. They're not all up yet, but there are some fantastic ones! If you live in LA, there is a gallery show of the pieces at the end of the month.
joey comeau

The We Are Become Pals book is here! You can buy it right now, for $16 in hardcover! It is a book that feels nice to read, and feels nice to hold in your hand. In hardcover it makes the perfect gift for your own best friend.

It's a hard book to describe, but this is the blurb we came up with:

We are Become Pals is the story of Jane and Helen, and of their friendship. As with all friendships, it is a story filled with cops, lockpicks, astronauts, secret codes, face punching and quiet moments where you realize that you aren't alone in the world.

The hardcover has all the original chapters (which you can still read online for free right here), and all new material that follows their friendship further into their lives, as they get old and crotchety and awesome together.