• Issue of
  • Apr 26 - May 2, 2001
  • Vol. 9, No. 17
  • A Dose of Reality



  • Your Turn
  • Nationalizing the West Again

    Shortly after her nomination, Interior Secretary Gale Norton complained that Washington-based policy makers often have no real understanding of the West. But in fact she, along with Dick Cheney, is taking the lead in devising and imposing a whole new layer of national policy on the West. This time it's national energy policy.
  • Letters

    Readers of the Independent talk back to the editor
  • IQ: Through the nose
  • IQ
  • IQ: Through the nose

    Wonder why you're experiencing such bug-eyed sticker shock at the pickup counter at your local pharmacy?
  • Outsider

    During a break in Sunday's Symphony concert, George Vradenburg III came to the podium to announce that his parents entire estate would be used to create a foundation to benefit the arts in Colorado Springs. It was a gift of extraordinary generosity, amounting to several million dollars, and a welcome piece of good news for the local arts community.
  • Public Eye

    A few reflections on the recent election and local politics

Food & Drink


  • Playing Around: Subject to Change
  • Concerts
  • Playing Around: Subject to Change

    Subject to Change, a hip-hop conference and benefit, is a three-day dialogue on the social, political and cultural effects of hip-hop, examined through independent films, dance, forums, lectures and, of course, live music.


  • Meow!
  • Film
  • Meow!

    Ultimately, Josie and the Pussycats is more interesting than it might have been, while still falling far short of the mark.
  • Film
  • Character Abandonment

    After a rip-roaring opening car chase scene that promises much more action and wit than the movie delivers, Along Came a Spider favors surprisingly futile plot twists over character and story development.
  • Movie Picks
  • Film
  • Movie Picks

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


  • Sports
  • Events
  • Sports

    Master Class
    Streetwise in the schools with Kyoshi Terry L. Bryan

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