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  • Aug 2-8, 2001
  • Vol. 9, No. 31
  • Word Power



  • Letters

    Readers of the Independent talk back to the editor
  • Outsider

    As you may have heard, our august City Council, operating under the time-tested theory that developers=money=give-us-some-of-it, has just decided to impose a few new fees on all those rich, rapacious despoilers of the environment.
  • Public Eye

    Hes 51, never been married, likes dogs and Chinese food, and is looking for love. The way he sees it, hes just Ward Cleaver looking for June, with a goal of having a Wally and a Beav.
  • The Sound and the Furious

    Once upon a time, a person could see kout silence and find it. But noowadays, silence has become a rare and elusive thing. Without humans protecting it, the quiet appears and disappears like an endangered species. That which used to dominate earth for miles at a time and days on end is on the run.

Food & Drink

  • Speak Greek to Me
  • Speak Greek to Me

    "So, what are you doing for Potluck this week?" my friend asks. "There's a new Greek place, over on Kiowa, kind of by the Underground. The Mediterranean Café," I reply.


  • Playing Around: Xiren
  • Playing Around: Xiren

    This week we highlight Xiren, the Denver-based rock and roll band who will be performing at the Acoustic Coffee lounge on Friday, August 3, at 7 p.m.


  • 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.
  • Monkey Business
  • Monkey Business

    For about ten seconds, when Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes opened last week, it seemed the pessimistic dread that most people intuited about was unfounded. But then it happened. Crowds squeezed into sold-out cinemas all over the country only to report that the movie was much worse than they could have imagined.
  • Dynamic Duo

    Rush Hour 2 is a movie sequel that comes with a preemptive seal of approval by Jackie Chan's dedication to pushing his martial arts skills to the limits of acrobatic extremes.

Visual Arts

  • Landscape Ho!
  • Landscape Ho!

    Strata Various offers an outstanding sampling of landscapes from the Pikes Peak region



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