• Issue Archive for
  • Jun 28 - Jul 4, 2001
  • Vol. 9, No. 26
  • Now That's Ugly!

News

  • That's Ugly!
  • That's Ugly!

    The Independent's Urban Blight Awards tag a handful of Colorado Springs' most egregious eyesores

Columns

  • Letters

    Readers of the Independent talk back to the editor.
  • IQ: Urban "renewal"
  • IQ: Urban "renewal"

    Urban "renewal" in Colorado Springs has instead often resulted in beautiful old structures getting bulldozed to make room for parking lots and concrete jungles and faceless, forgettable buildings.
  • Outsider

    Just 20 years ago this week, I returned to our fair city at the wheel of a U-Haul crammed full of our worldly possessions. Things dont seem to change much. Bill Hybl is still the most powerful man in southern Colorado.
  • Walking with Jesus
  • Walking with Jesus

    Jesus Christ's brother is a 48-year-old maintenance man from St. Louis whose common-law wife ran away from him 10 years ago taking their three children with her. But that's just background.
  • Sunday Morning, 4 a.m.

    Im not usually up at 4 a.m., let alone on my bike in downtown Colorado Springs. But this last Sunday was the annual Starlight Spectacular benefit bike ride, and I was the last rider out, sweeping the route alone, making sure no one was left behind on the 14-plus mile course.

Food & Drink

  • Leggo My Sammich
  • Leggo My Sammich

    Waffles and beer, oh yes. Crusty, latticed, gold cakes bigger than your head, and a frothy pint o brew the perfect way to start the day, end it, or punctuate a particularly monotonous stretch of existence at Acoustic Coffee Lounge.

Music

  • Playing Around: Black Rose
  • Playing Around: Black Rose

    "Free" and "bluegrass." Individually, theyre two of the best words in the English language, but combined, you have a phrase that can change lives.
  • Playlist
  • Playlist

    Reviews of the latest albums from Lucinda Williams, Mezcla, and the Disco Biscuits

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.
  • Visually Sophisticated Dreck
  • Visually Sophisticated Dreck

    Hollywood studios are increasingly churning out digital cartoons like Shrek, and fewer that look like the splendid The Iron Giant, which was a box office failure.
  • Video Splurge

    When the summer movie line-up gets to be too much (or too little), give thanks for your VCR and head to the New Releases section of your neighborhood video store. You'll find Darren Aronofsky's stunning Requiem for a Dream and Spike Lee's searing Bamboozled. Do not delay: Go out and rent them now.

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