• Issue Archive for
  • Dec 2-8, 1999
  • Vol. 7, No. 48

News

  • Time capsule

    As part of its Millennium project, the "New York Times" asked Fountain residents to submit a list of items that could be put into a time capsule that's representative of American culture at the brink of the 21st century. The Fountain capsule will be placed on permanent display in the American History Museum in New York. Here's the items from Fountain that will actually be on display from Fountain.
  • Mystery buyer stirs up neighborhood

    Residents in one of the city's poorest neighborhoods face an uncertain future after an anonymous buyer announced plans to buy homes in a four-block area near south downtown's Drake power plant.

Columns

  • Letters

    Readers of the CS Independent talk back to the editor.
  • IQ: Time Capsule
  • IQ: Time Capsule

    Every week, the Independent takes to the streets, in search of your opinion on the latest, breaking news.
  • 'Do I have informants? Did Joe Friday solve crimes?'

    It was, I think, the French diplomat Maurice de Talleyrand, who, accused by a foe of creating an evil and criminal policy, replied gravely: "It was far worse than criminal; it was stupid." City Manager Jim Mullen's new public information policy, while probably not criminal, is extraordinarily stupid. It encourages negative stories about the city, and, by creating an adversarial and combative climate, discourages positive ones.
  • Rabbi Brian Glusman
  • Rabbi Brian Glusman

    Tomorrow night marks the first night of Hanukah, the eight-day-long Jewish festival celebrating the rededication of the temple in Jerusalem after its defilement in one of the first-ever religious wars. Rabbi Glusman oversees Congregation Shalom, a merged conservative and reform congregation with a membership of 350 familes throughout Colorado Springs.

Food & Drink

  • Umm, umm gross
  • Umm, umm gross

    This column will address neither the food adventures nor the calorie burning process of Thanksgiving, but will offer a post-holiday activity that, guaranteed, will provide hours of fun (or escape) and a new outlook on food.

Music

  • Leaves You Feeling eMpTy-V
  • Leaves You Feeling eMpTy-V

    I was so excited to get the MTV: The First 1000 Years four-volume series on Rhino Records. This collection is supposed to represent the New Wave, R&B, Hip-hop and Rock that MTV has helped popularized over the past 20 years. I was hoping for a return to MTV's musical heyday when there was music on MTV and the music was good. But this set is not for the music connoisseur.
  • The Playlist
  • The Playlist

    Here we offer up reviews of Ani DiFranco's "To the Teeth" and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's XTRA-ACME USA

Film

  • 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.
  • Visions in Video
  • Visions in Video

    After fighting the crowds, parking lots and long lines at movie theaters over thanksgiving, a weekend in front on the VCR is the perfect antidote for holiday irritability. Here we review "The Inheritors," "Hideous Kinky" and "A Merry War."
  • Not Quite Flawless
  • Not Quite Flawless

    I think Robert DeNiro keeps playing the same movie over and over. In "Analyze This," he was a tough Italian guy who'd lost his will to kill. In "Flawless," he's the tough Italian guy who's lost his will to live.

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