Save us from ourselves!
emily horne
Just in case you wanted to follow my advice for gifting, here are a couple of movies I enjoyed watching this year: Night Train to Munich has everything you could want in a war caper: evil Nazi doctor, a concentration camp escape, covers stories, double crosses. Plus, Rex Harrison circa 1940 is a dish. I also watched Chungking Express for the first time, and found it to be delightfully light and romp-ish, as compared to Wong Kar-wai's moodier films. But they're all good!

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.