• Issue Archive for
  • Jul 12-18, 2001
  • Vol. 9, No. 28
  • The 13 Scariest White Guys in America

News

Columns

  • IQ: Scared Straight
  • IQ: Scared Straight

    Every week, the Independent takes to the streets, in search of your opinion on the latest, breaking news.
  • Letters

    Readers of the Independent talk back to the editor
  • Outsider

    Thanks to the indestructibility of electronic files, a single mischievous click can make any number of wondrous things appear on your computer screen. And I think that readers of this column will agree that my former colleague, ex-City Councilman Bill Guman, ought to receive the "Mischievous Clicker of the Month" award.
  • Public Eye

    Last week the El Pomar Foundation assembled a press conference at City Hall on behalf of the elected Mayor of Colorado Springs, Mary Lou Makepeace. The press conference, El Pomars third in as many weeks, was to announce the foundations newly-formed Commission on Homelessness in Southern Colorado.
  • Bush Vs. Smart Sex

    George Bushs election highlighted three problems in the system: first, that state legislators consult "We the People" only as a courtesy while five Supreme Court justices can install a president; second, that a candidate can actually win by losing Gore won the popular vote by half a million after the Votomatics were liberated of their gremlins; third, the Electoral College. In Colorado, George W. won all eight electoral votes by the rule of "winner take all" when only 50 percent (of those who did vote) voted his way.

Food & Drink

  • Eat your borscht
  • Eat your borscht

    Being a restaurant that specializes primarily in Polish food in a small town whose economy is driven by tourists, mainly from Texas and its surrounding states, must be difficult. So I imagine that the tourists are one of the main contributing factors to the ongoing menu changes over the years at Manitou's European Coffee and Deli, beginning with the name.

Music

  • Playlist
  • Playlist

    Reviews of the latest albums from Buddy Guy, the White Stripes, and Weezer.

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.
  • Dumb Blonde Joke
  • Dumb Blonde Joke

    Based on all the media-hewn backslapping over Reese Witherspoon's first shot at a leading lady role, you'd think Legally Blonde was a modern Billy Wilder comedy with the latest rendition of Marilyn Monroe in front of the camera. Instead, this weak and predictable comedy by debut feature director Robert Luketic is a poorly lit attempt at dredging humor from a sterile and flat script.
  • Justice for Janitors

    Bread and Roses isn't just a movie. Its a political tract. Its a heated and often persuasive argument for the unionization of janitors in Los Angeles delivered via a story of illegal immigrant workers fighting for their rights to a decent wage.

Visual Arts

Stage

  • <i>Ends </i>Don't Justify Means
  • Ends Don't Justify Means

    We have come to expect a certain magical air from our Shakespeare comedies: Whether set in an Elizabethan forest or transplanted to a modern era, we want our fix of twinkles like a drug. In the UCCS TheatreWorks production of one of Shakespeare's stranger comedies, All's Well that Ends Well, director Murray Ross is intent on thwarting our expectations..
  • Power Struggle
  • Power Struggle

    The Power Plays, written collaboratively by Elaine May and Alan Arkin, were originally written as three one-acts. The first two are currently being performed at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts in Palmer Lake. Two plays. Two characters each. Two struggles for power. Too much struggling.

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