• Issue of
  • Apr 4-10, 2002
  • Vol. 10, No. 14
  • Art Smart

News

  • Cover Story
  • Show Me the Money

    With the heavy emphasis of school accountability with the Colorado Student Assessment Program, some educators fear that hard-earned arts funding will again be diverted toward the testable subjects of reading, writing, math and science.

Columns

  • Letters

    Readers of the Independent talk back to the editor.
  • Livelong Days
  • Livelong Days

    What's happen this week in the big city-- highlights from our listings.
  • Public Eye

    Cara DeGette on a dying breed obituaries
  • Outsider

    John Hazlehurst on dangers, past and present
  • IQ: Eat your cake
  • IQ
  • IQ: Eat your cake

    Some argue that math and science matter most in a child's education if he or she hopes to "succeed" in the real world.
  • Domestic Bliss

    Kathryn Eastburn on haunting memories

Food & Drink

Music

  • Playlist
  • Album Reviews
  • Playlist

    Reviews of the new work from Alanis Morissette, Gorillaz and Labtekwon and The Psychodelic Furs re-released albums
  • Tags:
  • Playing Around
  • Concerts
  • Playing Around

    Tied to the roots of Cajun music with lacy accordion and traditional rhythms, the Zydeco Travelers have become one of the few bands out there who are transforming Southern folk music into progressive music.

Culture

  • Manic Spume
  • Film
  • Manic Spume

    Dwight Yoakam is wonderfully grotesque. Forest Whitaker shoulders the weak script with a masterful dignity. Jared Leto overacts adequately. Ann Magnuson from the band Bong Water makes a catty little cameo as the real-estate agent. And the panic room itself is enough of a character to make the whole thing worth two hours' wages.
  • When Satire Goes Bad
  • Film
  • When Satire Goes Bad

    >This is one slimy little worm of a movie. Behind its shiny veneer and its claim to want to be a comedy is the premise that everyone -- with the possible exception of Smoochy, a Barney-the-TV-dinosaur knockoff -- is rotten to the core.
  • Movie Picks
  • Film
  • Movie Picks

    Our reviewers' recommendations for films showing on Colorado Springs area screens.

Calendar

  • Events
  • Community Chest

    Your resource for speaking your mind, pulling your weight, casting your vote and joining the club.

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