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The current COVID-19 crisis is wreaking havoc on everything, and because of it, the entire South by Southwest (SXSW) conference was cancelled. This was particularly impactful for the indie film community that uses SXSW to get their films into the world. All is not lost on the independent film front because Oscilloscope Laboratories teamed up with Mailchimp and SXSW to give all the official short film selections a “digital home” on the Support the Shorts website. That’s right, you can watch 75 different SXSW 2020 shorts that run the gamut from narrative and documentary to animated and Midnight films, for free, on the recently launched Mailchimp site for the event. If nothing else, this gives you seventy-five different reasons to stop binge-watching nonsense like ‘Tiger King’ and support the up-and-coming filmmakers that want to tell better stories.

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We’ve long been obsessed with Things Organized Neatly, the Tumblr, Instagram account, and book that displays collections of items arranged in pleasing ways. It’s the reason we’re hard at work on this puzzle. When finished, the puzzle depicts a collection of retro video games and gaming systems aligned ever so perfectly. Each is made in the USA by the New York Puzzle Company and features original photography from artist Jim Golden. At 1000 pieces, it will put you to work for some time, but when you complete it you can use some puzzle glue and frame it on your wall. Out of chaos comes order, right?