• Issue of
  • Apr 24-30, 2003
  • Vol. 11, No. 17
  • Pulling the pin...



  • Your Turn
  • Karl knows best

    The Iraqi war gave us a big boost, but election day is still 19 months away. Although I have the highest respect for your dad, I think it fair to say he squandered his victory in the 1991 Gulf War vis-a-vis the election in 1992.
  • Letters

    Readers of the Independent talk back to the editor
  • Domestic Bliss
  • Perennial hope, perpetual faith, eternal folly

    When I first became a fanatical gardener, just 10 years ago, I failed to make a distinction between the dictionary definition of the word 'perennial' and the horticultural term. Perpetual, the word promised. Everlasting. I opted for plants that would come back year after year, imagining them lasting into my old age, growing stronger over time, becoming showpieces against which my toddling grandchildren would be dwarfed.
  • IQ: $6.2 billion cut
  • IQ
  • IQ: $6.2 billion cut

    Even with the war against Iraq still unresolved, George W. Bush is proposing a $6.2 billion cut over the next 10 years in veterans' benefits. Is this his way of showing support for the troops?
  • Livelong Days
  • Livelong Days

    What's happening this week in the big city-- highlights from our listings.
  • Outsider
  • Looking on the bright side

    Here's an early prediction for next year's Pulitzer prize: John Burns of the New York Times, whose reporting from Baghdad has been courageous, brilliant and utterly uncompromising.
  • Greased lightning
  • Personal Space
  • Greased lightning

    Selecting a single highlight from 4 Winds Tavern's weekly bacchanalia known as women's oil wrestling is a task best left to a highly trained professional journalist.
  • Public Eye
  • The black hole of leadership

    The National Journal has charted the future of Colorado politics and, despite the fact that Colorado Springs is a bastion of conservatism in an increasingly conservative state, we apparently are experiencing a local black hole of leadership.

Food & Drink


  • Like a rolling stone
  • Interviews
  • Like a rolling stone

    Will Oldham, aka Bonnie Prince Billy, aka Palace, etc., will surely be remembered as the Bob Dylan of the algebra generations (the Xs, Ys, Zs and all that).
  • Playing Around: Erika Luckett
  • Concerts
  • Playing Around: Erika Luckett

    Tonight Erika Luckett, proud creator of Acoustic Guitar Magazines Best Independent Release of the Year will play a benefit Concert for TESSA.


  • Movie Picks
  • Film
  • Movie Picks

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


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