• Issue of
  • Jun 19-25, 2003
  • Vol. 11, No. 25
  • Rock-a-Bye Baby



  • Your Turn
  • Echoes of Juneteenth still haunting us

    This Thursday, June 19, many African-Americans will be celebrating Juneteenth, the bittersweet anniversary of the same day in 1865 when the last remaining slaves were freed.
  • Letters

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

    Mama and Daddy were both children of a generation of hardscrabble farmers who had toughed it out on tenant farms through the Great Depression.
  • IQ: Free for all
  • IQ
  • IQ: Free for all

    Sometimes Colorado Springs is a wild place to live. We've got shiny metal sculptures and cheesy political pizza tales.
  • Livelong Days
  • Livelong Days

    What's happening this week in the big city-- highlights from our listings.
  • Outsider
  • Somebody call an ambulance

    A few years back, my daughter, then 16, was driving home from a friend's house. It was late at night, she was tired and distracted, and turning into our tree-lined driveway, she collided with a car parked just inside the driveway.
  • Public Eye
  • Cashing in on Jessica Lynch

    M erely sending patriotic books and lockets to prospective interviewees isn't good enough anymore, even if you're a television doyenne with an eye on the prize.

Food & Drink


  • Pop for the masses
  • Album Reviews
  • Pop for the masses

    Not since Lou Reed lost what little of the magic touch he still had after his miraculously beautiful album Magic and Loss in 1990 has such a deep, unpretentiously simple yet intelligent voice made a muse of darkness the way Bill Calahan of the band Smog has.


  • Movie Picks
  • Film
  • Movie Picks

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


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