• Issue Archive for
  • Mar 9-15, 2000
  • Vol. 8, No. 10
  • Ms. Holland's Opus

News

  • Kempf estate closed for business

    The family of the late Starr Kempf will have to stop promoting and selling the artists sculptures from their home in the prestigious Broadmoor neighborhood under the terms of a ruling issued this week by 4th Judicial District Judge Edward Colt.

Columns

  • Letters

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

    When I first became a gardener, I failed to make a distinction between the dictionary definition of the word "perennial" and the horticultural term. Perpetual, the word promised. Everlasting. But nothing lasts forever.
  • Colt's resignation welcome

    We are pleased that Joanne Colt decided to do the right thing by handing in her resignation on Wednesday. But we are dismayed that Colt has spent the last week spreading the blame around for her decision to involve herself in a stock market manipulation scheme.
  • IQ: Time to wake up for school, Beav!
  • IQ: Time to wake up for school, Beav!

    District 11 is in a bind: administrators want to keep spending all that money on administrators and new schools, but constituents are really mad about the idea of closing down neighborhood schools to save money.
  • The Outsider

    Ive followed the trials and tribulations of the Republican party with interest and its almost been enough to make me a Democrat. Except that Im not interested in shedding one set of embarrassing in-laws for another.
  • Public Eye

    Local Republicans seeking to volunteer for the McCain campaign are told This is Bush country; Gov. Owens reinstates the Colorado Bureau of Investigation as the official agency for firearms background checks; and an unforgiving public registers their moral outrage over Joanne Colt.

Food & Drink

  • Juicing for joy
  • Juicing for joy

    The A&M Juice Bar and Café has an impressive array of fresh fruit and vegetable smoothies, in addition to great soups, sandwiches and salads.

Music

  • The Playlist
  • The Playlist

    Reviews of Beachwood Sparks self-titled album, Mary Lou Lord and Sean Na Nas split EP, and Becks Midnite Vultures .
  • Playing Around: Rockin' Jake
  • Playing Around: Rockin' Jake

    This week we highlight Rockin Jake, winner of the Best Blues Hamonica award at 1995 New Orleans Music Industry Awards, who will be performing at Tres Hombres, on Saturday, March 11, 9 p.m.

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.
  • Demonic Pursuit
  • Demonic Pursuit

    The Ninth Gate is an extremely well-crafted and entertaining horror film.
  • Wonder Dog
  • Wonder Dog

    My dog begged me to go to My Dog Skip. Word had hit the canine grapevine that Skip, played by a whole passel of Jack Russell terriers, was up for the Oscar (Meyer Weiner) award. Always one to keep my dog happy, I went, and I didn't regret it.

Visual Arts

  • Cello sweet
  • Cello sweet

    Renowned solo cellist Lynn Harrell performs pieces by Dvorak, Haydn, Tippet and Faure with the Colorado Springs Symphony.

Books

  • A Fine Whine
  • A Fine Whine

    Joe Queenan, a humorist and social critic, has taken upon himself a task so odious that we can only be thankful to him for going there in our stead, and then telling the tale: He dived naked into the cesspool of bad popular American culture to see if it's as bad as they say. It is.

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