I like writing for Crosscut, and I get a lot out of reading it. It's a welcome new publication for folks like me who like to explore, enjoy following an unknown path, and are just plain terminally curious. It's worth your attention, and it depends on your financial support.
Crosscut can be serious, satirical, or good for a chuckle. Crosscut writers are as different as its readers — old, young, experienced journalists, experts, and fledgling writers combine to bring you a tapestry of different insights into our city, our region, and our traditions.
Each day, Crosscut provides commentary as well as facts and new viewpoints. Crosscut'ês editors search all over the region and all across the spectrum for stories that examine issues in ways television or print newspapers rarely do. Crosscut doesn'êt pretend to have answers, but its writers certainly have viewpoints and they often do push your buttons, just to make you think and raise questions you never thought of. Crosscut is a provocateur, for and by thinking people.
It's also an evolving concept, charting a pioneering path in a new media landscape. One evolutionary change is Crosscut'ês decision not to become dependent on a corporation or other commercial pressures. Instead, Crosscut has made a choice to change to a non-profit organization that depends on the membership of its readers as well as foundation support. Since there is no federal bailout money or unnamed sugar daddy in the sky, Crosscut needs you and me to survive. Crosscut needs not one donation, but continuing support in the form of your tax-exempt annual membership.
If your taste runs to quick news, car crashes, and body counts Crosscut'ês not for you. But, if you have always danced to a different drummer then take some money from the piggy bank set aside for a new Porsche and send it to Crosscut. It's easy to join and become a Charter Member. Thanks!