• Issue of
  • Oct 25-31, 2001
  • Vol. 9, No. 43
  • Cinematic Journey



  • Letters

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

    Moving from a too-large house to a smaller one with a lighter mortgage payment and fewer rooms, I thought, would scour my cluttered life clean.
  • IQ: Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival
  • IQ
  • IQ: Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival

    For film buffs, the hot local action is the upcoming Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival. The term, "women's film," though, raises some interesting questions.
  • Outsider

    Here's the image: Tens of thousands of voters are sitting around their kitchen tables, poring over the ballots, trying to decide who and what to vote for. This is surely the foundation of our democracy.
  • Public Eye

    Back in 1993, Colorado Springs Rep. Joel Hefley conducted a constituent survey of sorts. Some eight years later, in the course of an extensive office cleanup, we rediscovered the survey and are still laughing at the questions posed.
  • The Review

    Chicago Avenue Walgreens, Evanston, IL.

Food & Drink



  • Cruising
  • Film
  • Cruising

    Director Penny Marshall has created a perfectly passable film but nonetheless misses the boat with Riding in Cars with Boys.
  • Film
  • False Pride

    A year after his self-written and directed milestone The Contender, Rod Lurie falls inside Hollywood's movie machine to direct The Last Castle, a lackluster prison/military action picture.
  • Movie Picks
  • Film
  • Movie Picks

    Our reviewers' recommendations for films showing on Colorado Springs area screens.
  • Literature
  • Rollin', Rollin' ...

    Peace Like a River, the first book by Leif Enger, is being hailed as the most recent great American novel. But do not let the excessive hype and accompanying critical backlash cause you to miss this exciting literary debut. It is well worth a read.


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