Special Offer El Salvador Presente! In Limited Edition Lithograph Why not make El Salvador Presente! a permanent part of your art collection as well as your political bookshelf? Art and politics are an explosive mix -- and the image on our cover this issue is so powerful we wanted to make it last beyond one month. So, by arrangement with artist Mark Vallen who designed El Salvador Presente! especially for CrossRoads, we're making this image available in a limited edition lithograph. The image (with the issue title but without the CrossRoads logo) will be printed in dark sepia on off-white rag paper, 14 by 18 inches in size, titled, numbered and pencil signed by the artist. This is an offer exclusively for CrossRoads supporters, current and future. To obtain a lithograph, you can sign up as a monthly CrossRoads sustainer (sustainers make a tax- deductible pledge of $10 or more each month) and send us the first $60 toward your pledge. If you are already a sustainer, send us $60 -- also tax-deductible -- and we'll get your lithograph to you. The first two lithographs in this limited signed and numbered series will be especially valuable -- true collectors items. We are offering print No. 1 at a patron price of $150, and No. 2 at $100. There's only one of each of these, so it's first-come, first-served. This is an unusual opportunity to make your wall sparkle, and to help CrossRoads to boot. Send in your order today! "Over the years I have learned many invaluable lessons from the Salvadoran people -- lessons concerning what it means to love and sacrifice for a community, about the indispensability of culture in that struggle, lessons regarding faith and irrepressible human spirit. I hope that this work expresses the gratitude and indebtedness I feel for receiving these gifts." -- Mark Vallen Mark Vallen is a Los Angeles-based visual artist who advocates the arts as "an integral component in the process of liberation and social transformation."