• Issue of
  • Nov 30 - Dec 6, 2000
  • Vol. 8, No. 48
  • See No Poverty...


  • Local News
  • Smelling Fishy

    City Council's lunch and dinner meetings raise questions of impropriety -- or at least bad taste


  • Your Turn
  • The Right Amount

    We need a concept for thinking about how much, in terms of stuff, is the right amount and the Swedes have given us a word for it: lagom.
  • Letters

    Readers of the Independent talk back to the editor.
  • Public Eye

    We dedicate this column to the recent accomplishments of our Republican pals.
  • Outsider

    We can be sure that our very own City Council members are secretly delighted with the Florida Follies, because it means that no one's paying much attention to whatever mischief may be afoot at City Hall.
  • IQ: Shifting wind
  • IQ
  • IQ: Shifting wind

    It's always a strange thing to wake up one summer morning (or afternoon if you're still a teenager, in my case) to find that winter has fully entrenched itself and you're already into the football season, not to mention the holiday season.
  • Domestic Bliss

    Theres a pie we always have at Thanksgiving because it satisfies my son Teds sweet tooth and he likes to make it.
  • Back Tracks

    The "will of the people" is all the rage these days. But while the people's choice for president may come down to a smudged postmark on a rejected absentee ballot, the American people provided a crystal clear indication of what their will is regarding the war on drugs: They want a cease-fire.

Food & Drink

  • Food News
  • Potluck

    Its getting to be about that time again, when the weather turns cold and we need to begin conserving energy and stockpiling fat. You're going to have to jerk some beef.


  • Playing Around: Cari Dell
  • Concerts
  • Playing Around: Cari Dell

    Cari Dell moved to the Pikes Peak region from Austin just a few short months ago, and already she has steady gigs booked all over town.


  • Gimme a Break
  • Film
  • Gimme a Break

    The press materials label Unbreakable as a "unique suspense thriller, but in fact it is a gloomy, plodding journey into the psyche of a sweet depressed guy, seasoned with a supernatural twist.
  • Movie Picks
  • Film
  • Movie Picks

    Our reviewers' recommendations for films showing on Colorado Springs area screens.
  • Which ones the charm?
  • Visual Arts
  • Which ones the charm?

    Which ones the charm? The Independent gives you the scoop on a trio of local theater productions.
  • In Brief
  • Literature
  • In Brief

    Reviews of Modern Art by Evelyn Toynton and From Our House by Lee Martin


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