• Issue of
  • Oct 17-23, 2002
  • Vol. 10, No. 42
  • Best of 2002

News

Columns

  • Letters

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

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

    Cara DeGette on warts and all
  • Outsider

    John Hazlehurst on fooling people some of the time
  • IQ: Best of Colorado Springs
  • IQ
  • IQ: Best of Colorado Springs

    Some of the best things about Colorado Springs just can't fit into a survey. Everyone has his or her own best-kept secrets.
  • Best Friend of Urban Wildlife
  • Personal Space
  • Best Friend of Urban Wildlife

    Dana Seelye makes gardens and teaches others how to make gardens. At Hillside Gardens, formerly the site of an industrial dairy, Seelye has helped design, plant and build an urban oasis that's a refuge for raccoons, birds, butterflies, bull snakes and other wildlife, earning recognition from the National Wildlife Federation as an official NWF Backyard Wildlife Habitat.

Food & Drink

Music

  • Pop Promises
  • Bang und Strum
  • Pop Promises

    Resting comfortably on the edge of fame, Imperial Teen makes their Colorado Springs debut with Hole drummer Patty Schemel
  • Culture Vulture

    A few ways to save the Beidleman Environmental Center

Culture

  • Mommies Dearest
  • Film
  • Mommies Dearest

    Like the poisonous flower of its title, White Oleander is beautifully sun-drenched, thrives in drought and can be deadly.
  • Film
  • The Drools of a Slack Generation

    The last thing I want to do is preen like a baby boomer on a nostalgia bender, especially since my DOB makes me a legitimate, if not enthusiastic, Gen X'er. But here it goes: Remember when films about sex, drugs and all things collegiate were beer-bloated romps filled with frat party mayhem, off campus hijinx and harmless bonking?
  • Into the Woods
  • Film
  • Into the Woods

    You must view Tuck Everlasting in its intended vein -- "family" entertainment of the old-school Disney variety, aimed at the hearts of 8- to 12-year-old girls and their mothers.
  • Soul Food
  • Film
  • Soul Food

    Just what we need: another gourmet foodie's fantasy chef love story. Right?
  • Movie Picks
  • Film
  • Movie Picks

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

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