Save us from ourselves!
emily horne
I spent a bunch of time with some friends the other night, eating indian food and talking about the Panama Canal ( One of those pals happened to write a great piece on dredging a few months ago. Dredge is one of those vast land-moving projects that happens almost without our notice. But how many streets on the waterfront in your city are built on dredged land? How many cities lived or died based on whether their harbours were deep enough? Getting vast quantities of goods around the world has huge consequences on the form of our cities, which is exactly the sort of thing I love to have revealed.
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.