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Guadalupe, a Mexican mother, loses her daughter, Claudia. She stays in her son-in-law Steve’s guest room as she translates the children’s books her daughter wrote. The two, grieving under the same roof but separated by a language barrier, are ultimately brought together by a telenovela, El A…

Eighteen months on the pandemic roller coaster have brought on all sorts of pent-up demand — the almost frantic need for in-the-flesh contact with people outside our pods and the connection to the human spirit that we get from the arts. Welcome to the Indy’s fall state-of-the-arts update, wh…

Autumn Equinox occurs today, Sept. 22, at 1:21 p.m. our time, ushering in a season of crunchy leaf hikes, Halloween prep and the dreaded pumpkin spice. Curious minds will find the science behind the event at EarthSky (tinyurl.com/E-Sky21), but those who are just determined to do some serious…

There are so many powerful descriptors that could precede Ashley Cornelius’ name — award-winning spoken word poet, therapist who uses poetry for healing, member of Colorado Springs Business Journal’s Rising Star Class of 2021, Best Artist winner in the Indy’s 2019 Best Of competition, co-dir…

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Byeongdoo Moon and Hyewon Sim met in their early 20s at a pre-university art academy in South Korea. Decades later, they are still artists; along the way, they’ve accumulated other identities: husband, wife, parents, and as of last November, Colorado Springs residents. “She’s my first love,”…

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For most of us, this time last year marked the beginning of the Summer That Time Forgot. Nearly everywhere was locked down, there was little to do with our hard-earned money except stuff it under a mattress and everyone was avoiding each other like, well… the plague.

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Like many artists, painter Carol McIntyre’s path to artistic success hasn’t exactly been linear. As a young college student fearful about the future, she gave up her artistic aspirations for a career in educational psychology. The choice, while safe, wasn’t easy. While she excelled in her ne…

The Independent Film Society of Colorado is taking its popular Colorado Short Circuit Film Festival online this year, bringing more than 50 independent, Colorado-based films to fans via streaming over a period of three days. Now in its fifth year, the festival, which is part of the Indie Spi…