A new 520 bike trail is re-shaping the Eastside

On a recent cloudy Sunday afternoon, I set off by bike from my home in Seattle’s Eastside neighborhood of Clyde Hill.   Though not very…

Disney’s new baseball film: A Million Dollar Yarn

Even Mickey Mouse is kicking the lowly Mariners. The Ms appear to be resurgent this season (it’s only May, give it time), but Disney Pictures…

Remembering Mandela

Editor's note: Nelson Mandela died Thursday. This story was originally published on Saturday to mark World AIDS Day. I missed two opportunities to meet Nelson…

Public Publisher: A transition at the top

In the nearly 18 months since I joined Crosscut, we’ve seen readership grow, donor support broaden, editorial coverage deepen and momentum quicken. Last month we…

Meet the Eastside’s new leadership guard

One evening last week, while driving errands in Bellevue’s bustling downtown, I caught a radio debate between the two candidates for Seattle mayor. Their dialogue…

Jim Fallows to present Courage Awards keynote

When the DC-based journalist James Fallows takes the podium on Thursday at Crosscut’s first annual Courage Awards ceremony, his analysis and narrative will feel familiar…

Downward deficit: How Patty Murray will negotiate the next budget crisis

The American outcry from last week’s budget debacle was intense: Dysfunctional D.C. We need to vote them all out. How did it come to this?…

Thank you, new and renewing members!

Thank you for your many gifts to Crosscut’s fall membership campaign. We depend on your support to highlight the diverse and excellent writers that Crosscut…

Seattle gets its redneck on

Conventional western Washington wisdom holds that NPR is always playing solemnly in the background at home or on those increasingly traffic-jammed commutes. When we change…

Misfire: the NRA’s poorly aimed marketing campaign

My home phone rang Tuesday night around 7 p.m., just as I was about to sit down for dinner. Like most of you, I’ve come…

Final day: Your membership. Your stories. Your impact.

NOTE: Today is the final day of Crosscut’s fall membership drive. We’ve made great progress, but remain short of our goal. If you read Crosscut…

Join us for a Civic Cocktail Oct. 2nd

Whether it’s the New Yorker Festival or AtlanticLIVE, written journalism is increasingly driving toward live, in-person conversations. Civic Cocktail is Crosscut's version of this — a televised…

Oh the places we could go, editorially

Your donation helps to build editorial capacity, improve technology and create more opportunities for engagement. Crosscut operates as a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization and receives…

Fall Member Drive: Help support editorial expansion

Your donation helps to build editorial capacity, improve technology and create more opportunities for engagement. Crosscut operates as a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization and receives…

Fall Fund Drive: Stronger Crosscut, Smarter Region

Crosscut today is kicking off its fall 2013 membership drive. This fall member drive is particularly important, as it launches a new, two-year fundraising campaign…
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