• Issue of
  • Dec 21-27, 2000
  • Vol. 8, No. 51
  • 'Tis Chic to be Simple


  • Local News
  • Power Plays

    The city's utility company enters the housing business in the Mill Street neighborhood


  • Your Turn
  • Presidential survivor

    So one guy finally was kicked off the electoral island. Now all eyes turn to the lone survivor, who was able to outlast his opponent in a battle of legal attrition. But before we change the channel, let's reflect for a moment on some of the lessons learned from this trial-by-ordeal.
  • Letters

    Readers of the Independent talk back to the editor
  • Domestic Bliss

    When we were little, our daddy would make us mad every morning by busting into our bedrooms, throwing on the lights and bellowing like an opera star until we got out of bed.
  • IQ: Going Thoreau
  • IQ
  • IQ: Going Thoreau

    We've been bombarded for close to two months with messages about how we need to buy stuff and more stuff just to be happy. And we also need to buy a whole bunch of stuff so everyone around us will be happy too.
  • Outsider

    So George W. is gonna be president! What a boon for comics not to mention environmentalist organizations.
  • Public Eye

    This week, the media is by and large accepting the cant we all just get along? spin being proffered by politicians after Gores concession speech, but Bush has all but dropped any real bipartisan agenda.

Food & Drink

  • Beneath the green awning
  • Dining Reviews
  • Beneath the green awning

    As fall passed into winter this year, a quiet buzz developed downtown over the little forest green awning that appeared on Tejon Street. Cunninghams, the specialty food shop located north of Garden of the Gods Road, was opening a new branch.
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  • You Go, Girl!
  • Film
  • You Go, Girl!

    In addition to the ads that run before movies and the spinoff marketing that's spurred by movies, we now have a new generation of advertisement best demonstrated in What Women Want.
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  • Reading, Writing and Playing it Safe
  • Film
  • Reading, Writing and Playing it Safe

    Finding Forresteris best described as a Bronx update of director Van Sant's Good Will Hunting. But where the script for Good Will Hunting turned and twisted like a Ferrari on the California coast highway, Finding Forrester lags and lurches like an old Volkswagen navigating potholes in a bad neighborhood.
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  • Film
  • Movie Picks

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


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