• Issue of
  • Aug 9-15, 2001
  • Vol. 9, No. 32
  • Guilty Pleasures

News

  • Guilty Pleasures
  • Guilty Pleasures

    Its the little things in life that accumulate and give us pleasure the slant of light following an afternoon thunderstorm, a walk in the woods. But that's not what we're talking about here. In this issue, we own up to our embarrassing guilty pleasures, our weaknesses, the true selves beneath our politically correct exteriors. We offer our guilty pleasures to you in hopes that you'll take a short moment to celebrate your own.

Columns

  • Letters

    Readers of the Independent talk back to the editor
  • IQ: Secret gardens
  • IQ: Secret gardens

    We all have our what-if daydreams, harmless indulgences and private rituals to get us through the daily grind.
  • Outsider

    For a politician, growing a beard is like farting in church; it's a way of telling the voters that you do what you please, and to hell with em.
  • Public Eye

    Mike McKee makes an appearance at PrideFest; the world-class city of Colorado Springs plays small-town politics; and peace activists seek to arrest the commander of Peterson Air Force Base.

Food & Drink

Music

  • Playing Around: Insolence
  • Playing Around: Insolence

    San Jose band Insolence has taken away from its angry roots what is quickly becoming a stagnant white boy rap genre and lightened it up a bit with dancehall rhythms, dub grooves and more melody between pummeling guitar attacks.
  • Playlist
  • Playlist

    Reviews of the latest from Chip Taylor, Built to Spill, and some of L.A. finest young, unsigned bands.
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Culture

  • Victorian Vixen
  • Victorian Vixen

    In Original Sin, in which Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie grapple, entwine, thrust and salivate their way across Cuba, circa 1880, no bodices are actually ripped, but there's plenty of unrestrained passion guiding the plot toward its devilish conclusion.
  • A Truckload of Sugar
  • A Truckload of Sugar

    Walt Disney Pictures shamelessly markets and exalts itself as the kingpin purveyor of G-rated entertainment with this truckload of sugary platitudes starring Julie Andrews, Hector Elizondo and adorable teen star Anne Hathaway. A review of The Princess Diaries
  • Movie Picks
  • Movie Picks

    Our reviewers' recommendations for films showing on Colorado Springs area screens.
  • Slices of Life
  • Slices of Life

    New short-story collections offer hope, convincing detail and a bit of unchecked despair

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