• Issue Archive for
  • Nov 25 - Dec 1, 1999
  • Vol. 7, No. 47


  • Poverty Is Real, and It Is Not OK

    Almost 30 years ago, I returned from a long stay in India. I thought I would remember always the faces of the villagers. I was pained by the enormous gulf between the quality and quantity of their food and homes and possessions and the food and homes and possessions to which I returned. But experiences, no matter how powerful, fade. The raw reality of India receded into memories, until last week when I got an e-mail message from a friend, just back from her first trip to India.
  • A cable runs through it

    Contractors laying a 12-inch-thick, fiber-optics cable under the treelined sidewalks of downtown's Wahsatch Avenue were forced to stop digging last week after nearby residents complained the work might be hurting the avenue's stately city-owned elms, maples and oaks.


  • Letters

    Readers of the CS Independent talk back to the editor.
  • Domestic Bliss

    My neighborhood Safeway store is expanding, and I'm in a panic.
  • IQ: Turkey Talk
  • IQ: Turkey Talk

    Every week, the Independent takes to the streets, in search of your opinion on the latest, breaking news.
  • Cap'n McCain at the helm

    I've always admired McCain for his heroism, for his willingness to fight difficult and lonely political battles, and even for his explosive temper. But as much as I admire McCain, I dislike many of his stands on the issues. I wouldn't consider voting for him for the Legislature, or the House, or the Senate. Given the chance, though, I'll vote for him for president.
  • Eugenia's List

    Colorado Springs public communications manager Eugenia Echols has released a list of the people at City Hall who are allowed to talk to the press.
  • Thanksgiving: A Native American View

    I celebrate the holiday of Thanksgiving. This may surprise those people who wonder what Native Americans think of this official U,S, celebration of the survival of early arrivals in a European invasion that culminated in the death of 10 million to 30 million native people

Food & Drink


  • Playing Around: Looks Like Me
  • Playing Around: Looks Like Me

    This week we highlight Looks Like Me, winner of the Independent's Best Local Band Reader Poll, who will be hosting their CD release party at the Colorado Music Hall on Sat., Nov. 27.


  • Movie Picks
  • Movie Picks

    Our reviewers' recommendations for films showing on Colorado Springs area screens.
  • Movie Times

    What's playing, where, and when, on the silver screen in Colorado Springs.
  • Headless Horseplay
  • Headless Horseplay

    Director Tim Burton's predictably warped version of the Washington Irving classic has been roundly pounded by critics for being too black and too gory, and for simplistic plotting. What exactly were they expecting?

Visual Arts


  • Future Shock
  • Future Shock

    Beginning with a Sam Peckinpah montage reminiscent in mood of the ADD-inducing jump-cuts of an MTV video, this third book by Chuck Palahniuk is a fascinating study of current societal values as seen through the eyes of impossible characters. And the message ain't pretty! Not a surprise considering Palahniuk's first book was the recently-filmed "Fight Club."
  • Extra Ordinary
  • Extra Ordinary

    In this award-winning collection of poems, Ruth Stone simplifies things by showing us how words are the "food, oxygen, and comfort" we need to get through the worries and pleasures of everyday life.
  • Kitchen Table Wisdom
  • Kitchen Table Wisdom

    Never averse to expressing outrage at any age, feminist matriarch Germaine Greer ("The Female Eunuch") will not disappoint readers with coy observations in her new book, "The Whole Woman." While some knee-jerk critics equate feminism with stridency, Greer seasoned prose soars more often than it stabs.


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