• Issue of
  • Oct 18-24, 2001
  • Vol. 9, No. 42
  • Best of 2001

News

  • Best of Colorado Springs 2001

    Welcome to our eighth annual Best Of edition -- the original and peerless annual publication that honors the best of our world in the Pikes Peak Region. As always, we have you, our faithful readers, to thank. More than 700 of you responded to the survey and we set 10 diligent tallyers on the task of determining the winners. We offer the long-awaited results here with our sincere congratulations.

Columns

  • Letters

    Readers of the Independent talk back to the editor.
  • Outsider

    OK, you've just gotten a long, incomprehensible mail-in ballot dropped in your mailbox, and you have to deal with it. You're in luck; Sister Mary Ignatius will explain all.

Food & Drink

Music

Film

  • Movie Picks
  • Movie Picks

    Our reviewers' recommendations for films showing on Colorado Springs area screens
  • Hollywood Noir
  • Hollywood Noir

    After his Disneyish anomaly The Straight Story and the disastrous Lost Highway, director David Lynch returns with a vengeance Mulholland Drive.

Visual Arts

  • No Absolutes
  • No Absolutes

    New exhibit explores cultural identity and perspective in contemporary Russian and American art

Stage

  • Dance
  • Dance

    Ballet Hispanico sashays its way to the Pikes Peak Center this Saturday.

Books

Calendar

Best Of

  • Best of Goods and Services: Making us look good
  • Best of Goods and Services: Making us look good

    See, if aliens landed in Colorado Springs, no, wait! If Captain Kirk came to the Springs with aliens, and with Spock and the doctor, and these aliens wanted to know all about humans, or maybe they wanted to become humans, or were judging humans or something. Wait, where was I?
  • Best of Art and Entertainment: Life's Pleasures
  • Best of Art and Entertainment: Life's Pleasures

    If movie theaters are the temples of the secular age -- the carriers of our common cultural narratives -- shouldn't they look at least somewhat classy? Shouldn't we honor them by surrounding them with good architecture, public art, and an ice-cream store? When you emerge from them, shouldn't you be greeted by inviting green benches and strolling diners?
  • Best of Food and Drink: Vital Vittles
  • Best of Food and Drink: Vital Vittles

    You could taste the love. Forks moved slowly from plate to mouth. Eyes closed in blissful contemplation. Gentle sighs escaped our lips. So closely did our experience match what one could only fantasize from reading (or viewing on film) Like Water for Chocolate, the highly sensual, food-friendly novel by Laura Esquivel.
  • Best of Urban Living: Uniquely us
  • Best of Urban Living: Uniquely us

    It was just like a Hollywood movie. Seven escaped fugitives, accused of killing a cop, end up renting out a spot in an RV park up near Woodland Park, passing themselves off as traveling missionaries for several weeks.

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