Can Rep. Suzan DelBene keep your fridge from launching spam attacks?

Last January, a fridge was caught sending spam emails as part of a larger botnet attack: In other words, someone out there remotely accessed more…

Managing Editor Berit Anderson leaving to launch new media venture

I'm equally excited and saddened to announce today that I have decided to leave my role as Crosscut's managing editor. Over the next month or…

Meet Crosscut’s Community Idea Lab winner

Abi Gibson is a high school senior. The oldest of three sisters, she's a vocal jazz nut and, like a lot of other high schoolers,…

Community Idea Lab: The Final Five

How can we make K-12 classrooms more student-focused, individualized and community-rooted? That's the question we asked all of you this winter through our Community Idea…

How can we make K-12 education more student-focused, personalized and community-rooted? We’re giving you an extension!

How can we make K-12 education more student-focused, personalized and community-rooted? Exciting news, nerds. We’ve heard from you that you want more time to submit…

Crosscut partners with MOHAI on next Community Idea Lab: Public school 2.0

Last spring, on a warm June evening, more than 300 of you gathered at Town Hall for a new perspective on things. You came to…

Meet Crosscut’s Courage Award Winner in Business

As business students at Bainbridge Graduate Institute (now Pinchot), neither of Community Sourced Capital's co-founders had formal finance experience. But through their graduate research, they…

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to women: Don’t ask for a raise. It’s good karma

Update: Thursday, at 5:24 p.m., Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella emailed employees about his comments at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, which Microsoft…

Ebola tech, sleeping naked with dogs & 2 other things I learned at GeekWire Summit

1. How T-Mobile's John Legere has made Verizon & AT&T sweat. Known for his brash style and dirty mouth, T-Mobile CEO John Legere dropped more…

Infographic: Connection between gun deaths and gun laws

A Crosscut.com collaboration with Seattle magazine. On the fall ballot, Washington voters will be asked to vote on two opposing gun control initiatives — one…

How one young couple resolved their own gun debate

A Crosscut.com collaboration with Seattle magazine. Last Christmas, as our family was gathered to open presents, my fiancé reached under the couch cushion he was…

Marcus Haney accidentally filmed a music video about SPU shooting

In early June, filmmaker Marcus Haney arrived in Seattle to shoot footage of his younger brother's friends for a music video he was filming. His…

Crosscut’s Community Idea Lab: The Results Are In

The Event: Crosscut's first ever Community Idea Lab, a community conversation and idea contest, designed to answer one question: How can we use our tech…

An insurance policy for the Seattle area’s soul

On Saturday, Crosscut writer Drew Atkins and I woke up at an ungodly hour (for a weekend) and began our respective pilgrimages to the cavelike…

The power of one little story among 11.7 million undocumented immigrants

A few weeks ago, the Western Washington Society of Professional Journalists chapter (of which I am a board member) hosted its annual awards gala to…
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