January 24, 2024 - "AVCX Themeless #74" - Garrett Chalfin and Andrew Kingsley

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends,

It's themeless week at Classic, our 74th. We celebrate every two months or so! Garrett Chalfin and Andrew Kingsley teamed up on a 5/5 difficulty. Good luck on it.

Meanwhile we also wanted to plug something for some friends. As you surely know, the AVCX is not owned or controlled by venture capitalists or big corporations, an increasingly essential decision in the current media landscape. The recent fate of Pitchfork is just one example of what can happen otherwise. If you want to survive as a media thing, you have to do the hustle of remaining independent. The AVCX not only remains independent, but also supports others traveling the same path. To that end, we want to plug an exciting new journalistic effort called Flaming Hydra. From them:

Are you fed up with your favorite blogs, websites, magazines and newspapers shrinking or disappearing?? So are we. That's why 60 celebrated writers and artists have joined forces to bring you FLAMING HYDRA, an ingenious and entertaining cooperative newsletter, debuting January 30. Subscriptions are just $3/month. Join us to have fun, read good things and protect the independent press.

Ben and the expanded AVCX crew
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