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UNREPORTED The reality of LBGT hate crimes in Boise
ON THE MAP Maps and Atlases prepare to take over the globe
BEAR BAIT How do you hunt a bear? Turns out honey helps.
FARM TO MARKET Small farms mean big business
“The truth is, with the right amount of money, you can get anybody elected.”
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NOTE IDAHO’S UNPROTECTED In this week’s feature, “Crimes of Hate,” you’ll read about Annie, a young woman who was beaten downtown after leaving a popular watering hole. She believes she was the victim of a hate crime, but in Idaho that’s a legal designation that does not exist for crimes like the one committed against Annie. Ask almost anyone in the LBGT community in Boise about being harassed or beaten up for being gay, lesbian or transgendered and just about everyone has a story. If they haven’t been victims themselves, they can tell you the name of someone who has. And, as Carissa Wolf reports in this week’s issue, the vast majority of those crimes go unreported. The fact that Idaho statutes don’t do a great job protecting marginalized communities from a hate crime—or that they’re not tougher on perpetrators of those crimes after they happen—doesn’t surprise anyone who has urged their lawmakers to add the words “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” to the Idaho Human Rights Act. It’s just one more way that lawmakers in Idaho continue to piss on the minority, in spite of what a majority of citizens ask them to do. I urge you to read “Crimes of Hate” and remember that the more we ignore these crimes, the more they happen. And the more they happen, the longer we continue to send a message to the LGBT community in Idaho that they are second-class citizens. As we go to press this week, we’re in the midst of Pride Week. Support the LGBT community here in Boise by attending any of this week’s events, especially the parade on Saturday, June 16. For a list of events, see Page 22. On a far more frivolous note, this year, for the ﬁrst time ever, readers are invited to vote for their favorite submissions to our annual Black and White Photo Contest. A panel of judges will continue to select winners in each category, as well as a grand prize winner. However, the public will also have its say, thanks to this year’s online voting system. Voting is open until Sunday, June 17. Log on to boiseweekly. com and look for the Black and White Photo logo on the homepage or click on Promo in the navigation bar. —Rachael Daigle
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WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM What you missed this week in the digital world.
GONE VIRAL What did you miss at boiseweekly. com? For starters, the mudslinger that was Nickleback fans vs. BW New Media Czar Josh Gross, who has received emails, tweets, Facebook messages and online comments from London to California falling into two camps: either he deserves a Pulitzer for his 180-word concert announcement or he’s an ass. Missed it? Scan the QR code to read a selection of comments Gross received. Check out Mail on Page 6 for a few posted at boiseweekly.com.
WITNESSES In the June 6 Note, Editor Rachael Daigle wrote about a lawsuit brought against the State of Idaho by 16 news organizations, including Boise Weekly, to allow the media full access to the inmate execution process. A judge ruled in favor of the media June 8. Details at Citydesk.
GRASS WINS The latest in the grass vs. Occupy has the grass pulling ahead. The judge who ruled Occupy could remain ordered Occupiers’ tents be removed so the state of the grass can be assessed and maintenance done.
FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH War Horse opened in Boise June 6 before its national tour. See a video interview with puppet designer Adrian Kohler.
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EDITOR’S NOTE MAIL BILL COPE TED RALL NEWS Teaching the lessons of the past East end armory may ﬁnally get an overhaul CITIZEN FEATURE Crimes of Hate BW PICKS FIND 8 DAYS OUT SUDOKU NOISE Navigating Maps and Atlases MUSIC GUIDE ARTS New artist in residence program moves in to Surel’s House SCREEN Hysteria REC Here bear, bear, bear FOOD How all that produce gets to the farmers market WINE SIPPER CLASSIFIEDS NYT CROSSWORD FREEWILL ASTROLOGY
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MAIL DEFENDERS NEEDED Edward Abbey once said, “The idea of wilderness needs no defense, only defenders.” This rings true more than ever as the Republican-controlled House recently passed the Sportsmen’s Heritage Act, H.R. 4089. The Senate is prepared to vote on a similar bill, S. 2066. The Sportsmen’s Heritage Act would gut the Wilderness Act of 1964 and turn places like the Selway-Bitterroot and Frank Church wildernesses into game farms for hunters, trappers, ﬁshermen and motorized recreationists. Disguised as wildlife conservation, the legislation would permit public land managers to build roads and permanent structures in wilderness to accommodate outﬁtters. It would allow any motor-head in the state to take a motorcycle or four-wheeler into the wilderness, as long as they have a ﬁshing rod or riﬂe with them. It gets better. The bill would give managers the green light to allow thinning and logging within wilderness, all in the name of improving elk habitat. Helicopters would be permitted to land in the middle of wilderness so that wildlife could be tranquilized and collared. Your favorite ﬁshing hole could be poisoned and exotic ﬁsh planted to increase angling opportunities. All management actions would be exempt from the National Environmental Policy Act, meaning public input, appeals and litigation would be stripped. Please contact Sen. Jeff Bingaman, chair, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and tell him this legislation must be blocked. Don’t waste your breath with Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, they
are co-sponsors. Learn more at wildernesswatch.org. —Brett Haverstick, Moscow
THE NICKLE-VERSEY In the June 6 edition of Boise Weekly, BW New Media Czar Josh Gross offered a few alternative uses for $45 than purchasing a ticket to Nickleback, which takes the stage at the Idaho Center Wednesday, June 13. Gross’ “Don’t Listen Here” went viral and the following are a few of the comments left at boiseweekly.com. Hmm ... no all you Josh Gross haters, this is exactly what journalism needs to be like. When Clear Channel and Live Nation are destroying the present and future of music, it makes journalism like this necessary. This is not the kind of opinion writing that needs to be relegated to Facebook (although I’m sure it would have become just as viral there). ... This is the kind of writing that speaks truth to power: Nickleback is hated because they are an example of music being shoved down people’s throats. —Ben Wigler I would pay money to watch Josh Gross slap the face of the promoter that brought in Nickleback. Oh wait, they’re giving it away. Speaking of which, didn’t Nickleback make these tickets a Groupon promotion yesterday? A little more thinking and a little less navel gazing might help the “industry.” Booking a cut-rate has-been band in the sticks is the sign of a band in decline, not of good promotion. —Sisyphus I’ve been all over the country, and I have never seen a more hateful and unsupportive music scene
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than Boise. There is more shit-talking than actual music. It’s people like Mr. Gross here that keep big acts from coming here. —Doug Hoelbinger This Josh Gross person is a moron. —Dookie Hoser I need to ﬁnd this Josh Gross and buy him a beer. —Seamus Patrick Burke This was unprofessional! Shame on Josh Gross and Boise Weekly. —Jeff Wong As someone who is a concert promoter and musician, this article is a slap in the face to those who bring in shows. I am not a fan of Nickleback’s at all, but this type of journalism makes it much harder to bring in acts, big or small. Word spreads quickly, and promoters won’t take chances if they think that they will be treated like this. Very, very unprofessional. Maybe Josh Gross should get into the promo business and risk his own money. —gernblanston To the promoter: this paper or any other has no responsibility to endorse your choices. He can offer his opinion. His job does not involve doing your job. If elsewhere there is a paper writing to support these acts, then you have no problem. If there is not, then you probably will not make that mistake again. Books acts people will like and you will make money. That is the promo business. —whl Most juvenile article I’ve seen written for BW. I’m so tired of all the hate, not for just Nickleback, in general society. This may not make sense now, but when you grow up, you’ll understand; people like stuff and things that aren’t necessarily same as the stuff and things you like, it doesn’t make your stuff better. Full disclosure: I don’t care one way or the other for their music. —ReasonablePlea WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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THREE WISE MEN Adios Ray … Mel … Perry. Love you guys. If you’re lucky, you will meet, spend time with, learn from—maybe even become friends with—rare individuals whose very presence in your life makes up for a lot of the general disappointment and drudgery some of us come to expect from our fellow homo sapiens. I have been so lucky. I have met, spent time with and learned from—even become friends with—people who have made it a pleasure, even a blessing, to be part of the same human race they belong to. Last week came notice of the deaths of three of those rare individuals. They died within a day or two of one another. All of them had their passing announced in the same day’s paper. Two were local guys; the third was famous around the world, I imagine—even off-world—but he always felt local to me. I wish I could remember the ﬁrst story of Ray Bradbury’s I ever read. I suspect it was something from The Martian Chronicles. Maybe Dandelion Wine or that short masterpiece of poignancy, “There Will Come Soft Rains.” I grew up with a crush on science ﬁction—read everyone from Isaac Asimov to H.G. Wells, with 100 writers in between— but it was Bradbury who put the soul in the genre for me. His delicate tales were spun with softtissue characters—vulnerable, poetic and magical people—as central to the hardware of robots and space travel and societies where the aberrant has become the norm. No matter what wicked thing this way comes, which strange visitor arrived out of the Martian night, who beat on the hidden door of the secret library, it came through the eyes of a young boy who could have been me, a family which might have been mine, a world not so far removed from the one I knew. I wasn’t Bradbury’s friend, sadly. Never met him. But I spent light-years lost in his cosmos and have spent my entire writing life trying to arrange my words as beautifully as he did his. When I heard he died last week, I felt one of those inner, inexplicable things which, all put together, make up what we have become, wither and fall away into the mists of nostalgia. Even the ancient and noble ghosts of Mars took a moment to mark his passing and shed a tear or two into the martian sand, I’m sure of it. U My ﬁrst memory of Mel Shelton was from a marching band competition in the early ’60s. I was on the ﬁeld in Meridian High School’s puny 28-piece band, stumbling through some sad-ass formation or other, when we became conscious of Boise High School’s 150-piece band lining up in both end zones, getting ready to follow us. As soon as we tottered off the ﬁeld, they thundered on, playing the Boise ﬁght song, with Mel standing on the 50 yard line like a proud father to his huge and snappy brood.
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That band of his was marvelous. So marvelous that, even now, 50 years later, the hair stands up on my scalp and salutes whenever I watch a great marching band take the ﬁeld. In time, Mel left Boise High and directed the band at Boise Junior College. He also led the Treasure Valley Concert Band, which continues on to this day. That’s where I met him, playing in his community band during summer concerts in the old band shell in Julia Davis Park. His love of that music showed in every ﬂourish of his talented baton, every grin on his warm face, every jiggle of his jolly girth. If Boise ever had a Music Man, it was Mel. And if the Heavenly Wind Ensemble ever plays any Sousa or Holst, it needs to make space for Mel on the podium. U Perry Swisher was so rooted in Idaho, I imagined he smelled like sagebrush and Bonneville County potatoes. Outside Bruneau, his grandfather bred the horses that carried Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders up San Juan Hill. As a legislator, Perry led the effort to get Idaho State Junior College made a full-ﬂedged university. As a public utilities commissioner, he fought to keep utility rates reasonable for Idaho families and bring the latest technology to the state. As a journalist, he dared to expose the hypocrisy and corruption of Idaho’s power elite. And as a friend, he could make you laugh with every word that came from his agile mind and laser-guided tongue. I met Perry after the great body of his life work had been accomplished. I learned only later how essential a proponent he has been over a 60-year span for education, communication and honesty in government. But as a young person, just growing into my political boots, I thrilled at his opinion pieces in the old Intermountain Observer, Idaho’s ﬁrst alternative press. In as staid a state as Idaho, especially in the late ’60s, Perry’s voice was sassy and bullshit-free. Then 30 years on, to become a column-writing colleague of his at Boise Weekly was like having a beer with a childhood hero. And I was never disappointed. If anything, he had grown sassier and more bullshit-free with age. I had the opportunity a few years ago to meet some of his lifelong friends. Every few weeks, they would meet for breakfast, some coming in from as far away as Pocatello. This was aside from his regular klatch who gathered every day at Moon’s Kitchen Cafe. I made that scene only once—they met very early in the morning, alas—but that once was enough to see how fondly his co-conversationalists thought of him. If a person can be judged on how greatly his friends will miss him—and what better way to judge a person?—Perry lived one of the most successful lives I’ve ever been witness to. It will be damn hard to imagine Idaho without him. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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WHAT RECOVERY? Dull statistics tell a terrifying story
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY FOR THE F-35A TRAINING BASING FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT The United States Air Force (Air Force), in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 United States Code 4321, et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] parts 1500-1508), and Air Force policy and procedures (32 CFR part 989), has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). This EIS analyzes the potential environmental consequences and mitigations associated with the F-35A Training Basing for the following potential beddown locations: Boise Air Terminal Airport Air Guard Station, also known as Gowen Field, Idaho; Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico; Luke Air Force Base, Arizona; and Tucson International Airport Air Guard Station, Arizona. Potential environmental impacts were analyzed in the Final EIS, including impacts associated with changes in personnel, construction, and renovation of facilities, and training activities in existing military airspace, auxiliary airfields, and ranges to support the proposed basing of the Pilot Training Center and training aircraft.
“Worst U.S. Jobs Data in a Year Signals Stalling Recovery,” The New York Times ran as its lead headline on June 2. The Labor Department reported that the U.S. economy created 69,000 jobs during May. The three-month job-creation average was 96,000. Unemployment ticked up a tenth of a point, from 8.1 to 8.2 percent. Once again, the media is downplaying a blockbuster story by dulling it down with a pile of dry, impenetrable statistics. Wonder why you can’t ﬁnd a job or get a raise? The new jobs numbers are the key to understanding how bad the economy is—and why it’s not likely to get better anytime soon. Q: If nearly 100,000 Americans per month are ﬁnding jobs, why are securities markets tumbling? A: Because it’s actually a net jobs loss. The U.S. population is growing, so the work force is, too. We need 125,000 new jobs a month just to keep up with population growth. “In the last 22 months, businesses have created more than 3 million jobs,” President Barack Obama claimed in his January 2012 State of the Union speech. True or not, a more straightforward claim would have been net job creation: 350,000 jobs over 22 months, or 15,000 per month. Q: If we’re losing jobs, why is the unemployment rate hovering? A: Discouraged workers don’t count as ofﬁcially unemployed. Neither do those whose unemployment beneﬁts have run out. Ditto for those who are underemployed. The ofﬁcially unemployed are remaining more or less steady. Since the number of long-term unemployed is rising, however, the unofﬁ-
cially unemployed is growing fast. To muddy things up further, the feds have rejiggered the numbers to make it look like there are fewer ofﬁcially unemployed than there used to be. The respected blog Shadow Government Statistics, which calculates unemployment using the way the Labor Department did until the 1980s, says this Alternate Unemployment Rate is about 23 percent—about the same as at the peak of the Great Depression. Q: So what’s up? A: The jobs ﬁgures reﬂect a big structural problem in the U.S. economy. Real wages have been steadily dropping since the 1970s. We’re creating a permanent class of unemployed and underemployed. Even if we got “up” to 125,000 new jobs a month, that would still leave at least 8.1 million people who lost jobs between 2007 and 2010 out of work. Q: Anything else? A: Yeah. Jobs don’t equal jobs. If you replace a $70,000-a-year job with a $60,000-a-year job, that’s a net decline in income. Politicians will claim that the old lost jobs have been replaced with new ones, but multiply that trend over millions of workers, and you’ll see reduced consumer spending. Among the still-employed, inﬂation-adjusted wages are dropping. Oh, and what about the debts people accrued while they were between jobs? Because many employers refuse to hire jobseekers with bad credit, the unemployed are punished for being unemployed. The economy is a whale of a problem. But politicians of both parties—and the media—are only paying it the thinnest of lip service.
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A LIVING HISTORY A scene from the documentary ﬁlm Tipping Point: The Age of the Oil Sands.
MEGAWOES ON MEGALOADS In the opening scenes of the documentary Tipping Point: The Age of the Oil Sands, a helicopter glides over Alberta’s Athabasca River. Wending through a boreal forest the size of Greece, the river and its attendant countryside is as rugged and beautiful as any in the world. Then, over a rise, gargantuan smokestacks suddenly spear the sky, lording over a landscape that can only be described as apocalyptic: the single largest source of CO2 emissions in North America. These are the oil sands, a geological formation in which vast quantities of bitumen lie just below the earth’s crust—the largest proven reserves of oil in the world. More than 1,000 miles to the south, cities like Moscow and Coeur d’Alene, along the I-90 and U.S. 95 corridors, are front and center in the development’s debate. Massive coke drums must be shipped overland from inland ports, and while the so-called “megaloads,” which can weigh as much as 600,000 pounds and span two highway lanes in width, have been effectively halted on Idaho’s scenic Highway 12, the new route takes them from the Port of Pasco, across the Idaho Panhandle—either from Spokane on I-90 or from Lewiston to Moscow and Coeur d’Alene on U.S. 95— and through northwest Montana to the Canadian border. While push-back on the Highway 12 route pulled major media attention, the new alignment hasn’t yet stirred much controversy. That’s something Helen Yost, of Moscowbased direct action group Wild Idaho Rising Tide, would like to change. “We’re concerned in Moscow because we saw those loads wreak terrible havoc on Highway 95,” she said. “We’re opposed to the oil sands project as a whole, but we’re aiming at the transportation route because they’re using our roads.” So far, though, Wild Idaho Rising Tide hasn’t had the legal success enjoyed by groups that opposed the US 12 shipments. “Legally, I suspect there’s a lot of stuff we could get them on but you’re just going to lose because the judges are picked by the Idaho Transportation Department,” she said. “Nobody wants to ﬁght a battle they know they’re going to lose.” Of course, “nobody” doesn’t include Yost, WIRT or their allies. “They see us as saboteurs and eco-terrorists,” Yost laughed, adding that a request for riot gear from the Moscow City Police Department was recently approved by the City Council. “It’s good that we’re a threat to them, though I can’t imagine that we are. People just need to keep pushing back.” —Zach Hagadone
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Japanese-American pilgrims planning rare Boise visit GEORGE PRENTICE Idaho is in love with its white history. Schoolchildren are asked to embrace tales of explorers, homesteaders and even land barons. Yet laborers, immigrants and the impoverished are often swept aside, our instances of hatred and ignorance rarely considered. “The saying is absolutely true: Those who fail to study history are condemned to repeat it,” said Dr. Russ Tremayne, history professor at the College of Southern Idaho. “I see so Hanako Wakatsku (left), Wendy Janssen (center) and Carol Ash (right) helped craft the agenda for the seventh annual Civil Liberties Symposium, held at Boise State. many chances that we could possibly repeat something that was beyond our imagination.” Something, for instance, like locking up Valley teachers as possible. Hanako Wakatsuki. “I googled it when I got citizens based on their national origin. “We’re willing to scholarship any teacher home and I was appalled, because I hadn’t “It absolutely boggles my mind, the more who is interested in coming to the June 21 learned anything about it.” I think about it,” said Tremayne. “Putting workshop,” said Tremayne. “That’s truly why Today Wakatsuki is chairwoman of the tens-of-thousands of Americans in prison we decided to bring this to Boise.” nonproﬁt Friends of Minidoka, advocates to camps, without trial. A total miscarriage of Wakatsuki conceded that the Treasure preserve the legacy of Japanese-Americans our Constitution.” Valley has limited knowledge of or exposure who were incarcerated at the Jerome County Carol Ash, chief of interpretation from to the Minidoka site but hopes that this year’s camp during World War II. the Minidoka National Historic Site, said the symposium begins to change that. “Between 10,000-13,000 Japanese nation continues to come perilously close to “I grew up in West Boise and went to Americans were interned at the camp during repeating its ugly past. school in the Meridian district. I never heard the Second World War,” said Wendy Janssen, “Right after 9/11, we came so close to about Minidoka until I went to college,” said setting up camps for people of Arab descent,” superintendent of the Minidoka National Historic Site. “At the time, it was the seventh- Wakatsuki. “I assumed it was some obscure said Ash. “The ﬁght to maintain our liberties thing in history. But this is the history of largest city in Idaho.” has never been more relevant to stress to our Janssen said the camp tran- Idaho. We continue to glorify the Paciﬁc young people that they need to scends importance to Japanese- Northwest and the explorations, but we don’t relate it to their own experifocus on the non-white cultures that helped to Americans. ences. It’s a constant struggle to create this state.” “This is our collective deal with so many things: being The seventh annual Civil Tremayne said the emotional high point Liberties Symposium will be American history, not just a a member of an ethnic group, held Thursday, June 21, and Japanese-American story,” she of the symposium will be a rare Treabeing poor, being gay, even beFriday, June 22, in the Stusure Valley visit from up to 200 so-called said. “And with each of our ing overweight.” dent Union Building of Boise “pilgrims,” Japanese-Americans, many in symposiums, we broaden our Tremayne called Ash a State. More information at their 80s or 90s, who lived in the Minidoka lens. We must never let it hapcsi.edu/civilliberties “master educator.” Lately she’s symposium. internment camp. pen again, and we learn that been busy crafting a unique “Imagine meeting a 100-year-old woman by focusing on the children in teach-the-teacher workshop, as who lived and gave birth to a child at Minithese experiences.” part of the seventh annual Civil doka,” said Tremayne. “In years past, we In fact, “Through the Eyes Liberties Symposium, slated have had tears and emotions like you cannot for Thursday, June 21, and Friday, June 22, at of Children” is the theme of the symposium, believe. This year will be no different. The examining the complexities of children livBoise State. Even though this will be the conpilgrimage is so vital.” ing in Native American boarding schools, ference’s ﬁrst visit to Boise State, it was the Additionally, the symposium will include university’s professor of history, emeritus, Dr. Hispanic labor camps and Japanese internment camps, all of which were part of Idaho’s lectures from Dr. David Adler, constitutional Bob Sims, who dreamed of the symposium. scholar and new director of the Andrus checkered past. “Bob is our godfather,” said Tremayne. Center for Public Policy; Dr. Errol Jones, “So many people in so many different “He spent 40 years studying these issues, who has spent the past six years examining areas have had to struggle for the right to and he helped design this conference, which vote, for the right to sit anywhere in a theater, the migratory lives of Hispanics in labor for the past six years has been at CSI in the camps; and Ernest Green, a member of the to not being sent to a relocation center at the Magic Valley.” ﬁrst sign of trouble,” said Ash. “It’s important famous “Little Rock Nine,” a group of In fact, it was Sims who challenged a black students who, in 1957, desegregated that we help young people understand that young student several years ago about her knowledge of Idaho’s internment of Japanese- they have to be a part of that ongoing struggle an Arkansas high school. “We have to begin looking at how to maintain our liberties.” Americans. history affected children,” said Ash. 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The Reserve Street Armory was built with funds from President Franklin Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration in 1937. Its design includes Art Deco details, according to the Boise Architecture Project.
EAST SIDE STORY Boise neighbors have plenty of ideas for armory ANDREW CRISP After its completion in 1937, the Reserve Street Armory has seen its fair share of changes—an evolving neighborhood, Foothills preservation, the expansion of St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center—but also witnessed more than seven decades of its own decline. “It’s dilapidated,” said John Brunelle, Boise Mayor Dave Bieter’s assistant for economic development. “It’s deteriorating.” But now plans to breathe new life into the landmark’s stagnant air could come to fruition, though the exact details of the plans remain unclear. “It’s a diamond in the rough, but it’s going to require someone with vision and a huge budget,” said Brunelle. In his June 5 State of the City address, Bieter announced plans (but few details) for California investors J&M Land to redevelop the armory. “This is not a project for the faint of heart or the light of wallet,” said Erik Kingston, a neighborhood resident. Kingston is a member of the Reserve Street Armory subcommittee, part of the East End Neighborhood Association, which worked with city ofﬁcials to keep the armory from a 2008 public auction. “We’ve had plenty of people interested in the property,” said Brunelle. “But not so much the building. It’s a good location, but the building is a challenge.” Brunelle said preserving the building’s exterior walls, facade and unique bow-roof structure have been a priority for neighbors and city ofﬁcials for years. “It’s probably a $2.5 million to $3 million investment just to get it up to code,” he said. “That’s not including tenant improvements.” While ofﬁcials haven’t said anything about WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
J&M’s intentions for the armory, neighbors in the area have been talking a great deal. “I think it’s lovely just the way it is,” said Christine White, walking her dog past the armory. However, she would like to see the building brought back to life. “I could see somebody with money doing a nightclub,” she said. “And then during the day, a children’s center with a big climbing wall, and maybe with a Boise State research facility in the remaining half.” Off Logan Street at the rear of the armory, Joy Wasson was also walking her dog. “There are times when I’ve heard noises in there,” said Wasson. “It’s a little spooky. Sometimes I would see light shining out from inside there or hear what sounded like people inside.” Wasson said the building bothered her when she ﬁrst moved in, especially given the overgrown trees and shrubs. “But I’m a big supporter of restoring the old buildings in town,” she said. “We’ve torn down so many historic buildings. I’d really like to see it become something for kids.” Kingston pointed to sample drawings, crafted by architect Steve Trout, of possibilities for the armory. “The North End has Hyde Park. To the southeast, they have Bown Crossing,” said Kingston. “This could be the Hyde Park of the East End.” Neighbors have suggested a beer garden with a covered patio friendly to neighborhood pets as an option. “Wanting to do something with it is the easy part,” said Brunelle. “Bringing that together with a visionary that is well-ﬁnanced is the trick, and I think we’re close to getting that done.
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JIMMY FARRIS Football pales to the bloodsport of politics GEORGE PRENTICE
If you weren’t running for Congress, what would you be doing? I was hosting a television program called Sports Nite in Atlanta. I used to say to myself, “I can’t believe people call this work.” Ultimately, I wanted to do something more meaningful. What was the best part of playing professional football? If football is what you love, it doesn’t get any bigger or better than the NFL. For me, it was the realization of a dream. How violent is the sport? Very violent but it varies from position to position. I was lucky as a receiver. I didn’t take many serious hits. Do you look at a political campaign as requiring conditioning? One of the ﬁrst guys I met when I announced my candidacy was Boise Mayor
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Dave Bieter. He played football as a young man, and he told me that his football background prepared him better than anything he had ever done in life to be a candidate and run for ofﬁce: commitment, discipline, dedication and passion, on top of knowing how to deal with success and failure. A lot of people told me when I ﬁrst announced, “You’re just a kid. You think you’re tough enough for politics?” I thought, “Do you know what I’ve been doing for the last 15 years?” One thing that won’t be an issue is my toughness. My guess is that you were not overly thrilled with your results on primary night. (Farris defeated Democratic challenger Cynthia Clinkingbeard by 5 percentage points on May 15, despite her arrest for allegedly threatening employees of a Boise store with a handgun.) We made a conscious decision not to campaign against Cynthia. Regardless of the particulars, she had a right to a high degree of privacy and for people to not ask her a lot of questions about her situation. But she ended up winning six counties in western and northern Idaho. I was known to hard-core political junkies, but people who weren’t engaged saw two names on the primary ballot that they had never heard of. We didn’t do a very good job in reaching out to people who didn’t know who I am. But the most successful way to get your name out will undoubtedly cost you quite a bit of money. I’ll be honest with you. I’m disappointed in how important money is to this process. The truth is, with the right amount of money, you can get anybody elected.
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When Jimmy Farris was in ﬁfth grade his teacher asked him to draw a picture of himself in 15 years. “I drew a stick ﬁgure of a man with a football,” he remembered. “I knew I would play in the National Football League.” He was right, though he is far from a stick ﬁgure. Farris played for NFL teams in Atlanta, Jacksonville, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., and was part of the 2002 Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. Even though Farris didn’t picture himself as a congressman when he was in elementary school, he said it’s a natural progression from professional sports to politics, and that’s why he’s the Democratic challenger to incumbent Republican Rep. Raul Labrador in Idaho’s First Congressional District.
Where do you believe your opponent is vulnerable? Everyone knows that funding for education in Idaho is getting cut off at the knees. Yet Congressman Labrador has twice supported the so-called “Ryan budget,” which would make drastic cuts to education. We can’t go down that path. Regardless of what he says, he has proven over and over again that he doesn’t support public education. A second issue is food insecurity. One in four kids in Idaho public schools are getting free or reduced lunches. One in ﬁve families are in need of food assistance. But the Ryan budget would make drastic cuts to food stamps and the Women, Infants and Children program. My opponent has made a decision that he thinks those things aren’t important. The top of the general election ballot will feature a race for the White House. My sense is that Congressman Labrador will link your name to President Barack Obama. I’m not running for president. I’m not President Obama. My opponent keeps using the word “liberal.” I’m not a liberal. I’m a Democrat and there’s a difference. How would you rate the ﬁrst three-and-ahalf years of the Obama administration? You can say that we’re not where we should be or you can say we’re going in the right direction. I’m a positive, forward-thinking person.
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ords punctuated the kicks and punches. “If you guys are going to dress like dudes, then we are going to hit you like dudes,” Annie remembers hearing between two rounds of assaults and a ﬁnal crash to the pavement that shattered her knee. Annie stood in the parking lot of Addie’s restaurant on Fifth and Main streets with friends in the wee hours of a late April morning when a kick to the back of the knee, followed by antigay slurs and punches ended her carefree night in downtown Boise. The attack put Annie in the hospital, and after two hours of surgery that repaired her broken knee with a rod and nine screws, she’s unable to walk. She’ll be in a wheelchair for at least two more months. The attack left the young restaurant employee unable to work. And without an income or health insurance, the medical bills and living expenses are piling up. Annie’s name, like others in this story, has been changed in order to protect those who fear retribution or fallout. “It’s sad. The whole thing makes me want to cry,” Annie said in a telephone interview from her parent’s home, where she’s staying while she recovers. Annie pressed battery charges against her attacker but he quickly posted bond. The assailant’s three friends that taunted Annie and encouraged the kicks and punches also walked away, and in the weeks since the attack, Annie found there is little under Idaho law to protect victims of anti-gay, hate-motivated crimes. Anti-gay assaults are not covered under Idaho hate-crime statutes and lawmakers have refused for six consecutive years to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s anti-discrimination laws. That, LGBT advocates say, leaves many victims silent and many crimes against sexual-orientation and gender-identity minorities unreported. “If you do report, unfortunately, our state doesn’t think that you are equal to everyone else. And you’re going to have to go on
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the record. And once you go on the record, you risk losing your job, your housing and the public knowing something about you that makes you a further target for discrimination. And in that realm, there is no protection,” said Monica Hopkins, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho. In fall 2011, tweets and social media reports indicated a surge in the number of hate crimes against LGBT people. Antidotal reports from LGBT community members echo an alarming increase in the number of beatings, harassment cases and verbal assaults against Boiseans based on presumptions about sexual orientation and gender identity. But crime statics and police reports don’t parallel what’s well known about the safety on the street. “It happens all the time. It’s really frequent. And it’s very frequent downtown, especially if people have been drinking,” Annie said. National reports and reality don’t match up either. In 2009, the FBI reported 122,000 cases of anti-gay crime but most incidences go largely underreported, according to Bureau of Justice statistics. The Southern Poverty Law Center estimates that the actual rate is 15 times higher. Mark can count four friends who have been victims of anti-gay-motivated assaults in the past year. That’s 50 percent more than the Boise Police Department logged in crime statistics reports. Since 2002, Boise Police reported just 14 anti-gay hate crimes. But sources interviewed by Boise Weekly say they collectively know of dozens of instances that occurred in the last couple of years. Mark knows why the numbers don’t match up. He ﬁled a public records request last month. The documents he unearthed came from a 20-year-old cold case. He didn’t look at the entire contents of the report—he still couldn’t bear to see the images of his 17-year-old self battered and bruised. One police photo showed an all-American-looking kid dressed
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in a Meridian High School sweatshirt with the word “Warrior” stretched across a large, blue letter M. Mark’s face sported the sparse fuzz of adolescence, an emerging black eye, a swollen cheek, numerous abrasions and bloodied cuts. Photographs of his body revealed cuts, bruises and abrasions on nearly every inch of his back and down to his knees. “It was humiliating enough to have to take your clothes off and have someone take pictures of you,” Mark said. He didn’t want to report the attack that happened near the Emerald Club, a now defunct gay bar. Mark was en route from Boise State to his brother’s downtown apartment when he passed the club. He was 17 and curious, so he wandered around outside the club where he ran into two affable men, not much older than he was. They struck up a conversation and Mark felt he was making friends outside an establishment where a “GAY FRIENDLY” sign hung. Then the two men asked if Mark was gay. Mark felt safe. He felt befriended. “Yes,” Mark replied. Then, Mark felt the pain of the ﬁrst punch. “I was jumped and beaten and called, ‘Faggot! You’re going to die! You sick fucker!’ There were two of them and one of me. I thought I was going to die,” Mark said. Mark tried to conceal the attack the same way he concealed his sexual orientation. “My ﬁrst thought, was, ‘This didn’t happen.’ I didn’t know how I was going to explain what happened. How was I going to explain I was outside of a gay bar? People were going to start to wonder.” But the gashes and bruises were too many and Mark’s parents called the cops. Mark told police he didn’t remember what happened on that day he’s tried to forget. “I stayed quiet. I lied to police as a way to protect myself. But I actually protected the people who were attacking me. I gave the police nothing to go on because I knew if they were caught, they would say it happened outside of a gay bar and that I told them I was gay.” Mark retreated and buried the story of that sunny fall afternoon his senior year of high school. Who would he tell? He didn’t know anyone who was openly gay, and a month after the attack, Meridian High School suspended three popular teachers for inviting lesbians to speak to a civics class. “That pushed me even further into the closet,” Mark said. “I survived the physical attack but reporting what actually happened to me would have just opened me up for more attack.”
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Mark held onto his silence because he feared what would happen if people knew that he was gay. “People say that hate crime doesn’t happen. I know it does happen. It happens in plain sight and people don’t know because people are afraid to speak up. And it’s that environment and that makes hate crime OK,” Mark said. There are many reasons not to report antigay hate crimes, said Randy Blazak, sociology professor at Portland State University and executive director of the Coalition Against Hate Crime. “Once you report being the victim of an anti-gay attack, your sexuality is now a matter of public record. And you may not have told people in your family, let alone your community.” Attacks against LGBT and immigrant populations are among the most underreported hate crimes, Blazak said. And fear drives the silence. “In order for it to rise to the level of a hate crime, you have to reveal things about the situation that make it a hate crime. Speciﬁcally, it must be a crime motivated by bias against a protected group—such as race, disability, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. And in that becoming part of the public record, if you are—or are perceived to be gay or transgendered—you risk discrimination in all of the things that are not protected,” Hopkins said. Crimes motivated by sexual-orientation and gender-identity bias are considered criminal acts and protected under federal hate-crimes laws but not by state laws. And gender-identity and sexual-orientation discrimination, or acts and institutional practices that maintain a majority group’s dominance and treat people differently or unequal are not protected by either state or federal law. Some Idahoans tried to change that. Pocatello Democrat Sen. Edgar Malepeai sponsored a measure last legislative session that would have added the words “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the Idaho Civil Rights Act and Human Rights Act. The measure was designed to prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation or identity, but after thousands rallied across the state in support of the legislation, the Senate State Affairs Committee failed to print the routing slip, effectively killing the bill. The vote fell strictly along party lines. “They put politics before people’s lives,” Boise Democratic Sen. Nicole LeFavour said. Passage of the bill would have offered civil-rights protections to people who report WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
hate crimes by making it illegal to ﬁre, evict or discriminate against a person because he or she outed their sexual orientation as part of the police record. LGBT advocates say passage of the legislation could have encouraged more people to report anti-gay hate crimes. “Legislators keep saying, “We’re not going to do it. We’re not going to give it hearing. We’re not even going to talk about this issue. And that has actually raised the ability and the entitlement for people to commit hate crimes because what the state has actually said is, ‘We don’t think they are equal to everyone else,’” Hopkins said. A lack of legal protection adds to the barriers that prevent reporting, Blazak said. “The main reason that people don’t report is they are afraid of the police. They are afraid that the police share the same values as the [assailants].” Mary joined nearly 200 people at the R Bar in May as they gathered to raise money for Annie’s medical care and living expenses. Their numbers stood in solidarity and in stark contrast to the four men who assaulted Annie, but for some, the event brought back personal reminders of unspoken memories. “This is personal for me,” Mary said. She was attacked by four men in downtown Boise nine years ago. Her attackers saw a tall woman with what Mary describes as Idaho aesthetic sensibilities—short hair (it’s an easy ’do for farm work, Mary said) and practical, unisex clothing (duds you can dirty up, Mary said). Between the anti-gay slurs, attacks on her gender and punches, Mary assumed her attacker felt she was neither man enough nor woman enough for their standards. But she could ﬁght like a trained martial artist. “I was able to get out of a scary situation. But I wasn’t ﬁghting. I was surviving. And the police were like, ‘Well, she looks more hurt than you.’ The cops just said you guys go this way and you guys go that way. I was just trying to ﬁgure out what was happening. But I knew it was hate. And I wasn’t getting any help,” Mary said. Mary said the police were more concerned with who hit who rather that what was said. Charges were never ﬁled. “There’s a little bit of public-relations work that police have to do to show they are protecting those populations,” Blazak said. Things have changed since Mary’s attack, Boise Police spokesperson Lynn Hightower said. “Police ofﬁcer training, as far as being more sensitive to victims, is 180 degrees from where it was 10 years ago, from where it was 20 years ago,” Hightower said. Now victims of LGBT-based hate crimes are offered enhanced protections by Boise Police even though they are not covered under state hate-crime statutes. If there is an indication that a crime was motivated by hate, a detective responds, along with a victim’s services coordinator, who puts victims in touch with community support services such as counseling and helps them navigate the legal system. “There are a lot of categories of special victims, children and battered women. But for someone to be targeted because of their sexual orientation, because of their race, because of their religion—that can be an extremely violating, emotional, traumatic thing to go through,” Hightower said. Last fall, social media reports about an WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
escalation in crime directed toward LGBT and talk in the community about unreported antigay hate crimes eventually made their way to Boise Police, Hightower said. LeFavour tweeted in October 2011 about a “horrible rash of anti-gay hate crimes,” and encouraged people to report what they see. And after a number of brutal incidents in the summer and fall of 2011—including one reported assault of a tourist from Boston— LGBT activist Duane Quintana called a meeting between law enforcement, LGBT members and U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson to discuss ways to curtail the violence. The local buzz and concern prompted Boise Police to issue a press release, Facebook posts and ﬂiers encouraging people to speak up and report the violence. “We got several thank yous for the outreach, but the department did not get a single report,” Hightower said. But enhanced police response doesn’t always translate into a hate crime being charged or reported. “Establishing what is and isn’t a bias crime by the police is a difﬁcult thing,” Blazak said. “To ﬁgure out what the actual motivation is requires an investigation. And sometimes, even though it feels like a hate crime, sometimes it’s not if there’s not a clear bias motivation. There’s that legal side that the police are sometimes asked to untangle. First of all, if you don’t have a state law that doesn’t protect that class then there’s no reason to ask those questions.” Idaho victims of hate-based crimes targeting sexual orientation and gender identity can’t look to Idaho law for safeguard or recourse, but federal civil-rights legislation offers some protection. Still, Olson said not all hate-motivated crimes would ﬁt under federal hate-crime deﬁnitions. “These are often random crimes of opportunity. So one of the problems is that often the victims don’t know the perpetrators. So victims can’t provide information about who participated in the crime,” Olson said. And that information is vital to not only identifying an attacker but digging into the circumstances of a crime. Federal law states that hate crimes must be motivated by some kind of bias. That bias may not always be apparent during an attack and is sometimes gleaned from background investigations into an alleged assailant’s character and surface through past statements that they made, organizations that they belonged to, or activities they engaged in, Olson said. Federal law also deﬁnes hate crime more narrowly than many state laws. In order for a hate crime to meet federal deﬁnition, it must be commissioned in connection with interstate commerce. In other words, the crime must somehow cross state lines in order for federal agents to have some jurisdiction, Olson said. The use of a cellphone, the Internet, a weapon that crossed borders or the interstate transport of anything used in the commission of a crime could help an offense meet federal guidelines. A crime that disrupts interstate commerce or economic activity could also fall under federal hate-crime law. Since sexual orientation and gender identity were added to federal hate-crime laws under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. AntiHate Crime Prevention Act in 2009, three Idaho cases have been reported to the Department of Justice. Two of those cases were
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dropped and the third is under investigation. The guidelines may not cover assaults such as Annie’s, which is still under investigation, but Olson said that shouldn’t discourage victims from reporting crimes. “If there is an assault, call us. Call the FBI,” Olson said. A lack of civil rights, absent protections under state hate-crime laws and narrow federal deﬁnitions of hate crimes keep the DOJ and FBI statistics on anti-gay hate crimes low. But Blazak said the fuel behind the numbers— what’s reported and not reported—is what kept Mark silent for 20 years: fear. “There is a reason we have hate-crime laws on the state and federal level. And that’s because hate crimes are a form of terrorism. That sounds very dramatic, but the idea is that hate crimes target more than the immediate victims of that crime. They target larger communities,” Blazak said. Terrorism. It’s a strong word, LeFavour said. And it’s not one the wordsmith-turnedpolitician uses lightly, if at all in the context of Idaho political debate for LGBT equality. The term carries heavy emotion and the power to polarize, she said. “I really do think that it’s important to call them message crimes,” she said. “[Hate crimes] send a message to an entire community.” But a line of sociologists and bloggers have put semantics aside and drawn the connection between gay bashing and waves of fear that have rippled through entire communities. “Hate crimes are meant to target large groups of people and instill terror in them. They are meant to send a wave of fear throughout a community and a message that ‘we don’t want you here.’ Whether it’s a cross burning in a black family’s yard or gay bashing, whether it’s deﬁned as a hate crime in Idaho or not, the goal is the same—to negatively impact a large population,” Blazak said. And there’s a cyclical fear behind hate crimes. “The thread that ties it all together— whether it is neo-Nazis or anti-gay churches or individuals who are engaged in acts of violence—is an ambivalence or fear of the rapid pace of change in our society. Some people embrace change as an opportunity and a good thing, but there are others—mainly straight, white males—who see change as undermining their natural authority and, therefore, they need to ﬁght back against it in any way, shape or form. And some of this is through mainstream politics—the conservative, right wing of our democratic system—but some of it is through what we call hate crime,” he said. That fear stems from what sociologists call a backlash, or a negative response to oppressed people gaining rights or power in society. The Civil Rights Movement saw a backlash against blacks through lynchings, beatings and challenges to afﬁrmative action. The Women’s Movement saw a backlash in the form of legislation that aimed to curtail reproductive freedom and from the likes of Rush Limbaugh, who coined the term “feminazi” and, more recently, called a women’s health advocate a “slut.” “The term that we often use in sociology is this idea of a zero-sum game. The idea that if some group without power gains some power, the perception among people with power is that they are somehow losing power and, therefore, they have to push back—they have
to push back against afﬁrmative action or they have to push back against feminism or they push back against gay rights,” Blazak said. This backlash or plays of the zero-sum game shape anti-gay hate-crime trends. When the fear spikes, the backlash sets in, the zerosum game is played and people get hurt. “Around political issues, we get trends. For example, after 9/11, there was a big increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes and then it dropped considerably. But then when [debate] about the mosque at Ground Zero started up, we saw it all over again,” Blazak said. “Around presidential elections, there’s an increase because the gay civil-rights issue gets used as a sort of political football, and that agitates certain people and that increases attacks on gays, lesbians and other sexual minorities.” Advocates say that countering the LGBT backlash begins with adding protections to state laws that would safeguard sexual-orientation and gender-identity minorities from discrimination. “It sends a strong message that violence will not be tolerated,” said Chai Jindasurat of the New York City Anti-Violence Project. In Idaho, that would mean adding the words to state statutes to protect Idahoans from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. And those words wouldn’t just protect minorities, advocates say. Unlike race or ability, which sometimes carry physical clues, sexual orientation must be revealed. Anti-gay hate crimes are based on presumption, making everyone a target, advocates say. And laws that would protect a gay teen from assault and discrimination could also protect a straight man from the same kinds of bias and attack. “Civil rights protect everyone,” Hopkins said. Surveys show most people support LGBT civil rights. A December 2011 survey commissioned by ACLU of Idaho and conducted by noted Republican pollster Moore Information found that 78 percent of Idahoans found anti-discrimination legal protection for LGBT acceptable. And a May Gallup poll found that support for gay marriage surpassed the opposition with half of all Americans backing the words, “I do,” regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. And LeFavour said many lawmakers were ready to add the words. “The majority of lawmakers this session knew that ‘Adding the Words’ was the right thing to do. I think that we reached a critical mass. It’s just that politics made it very intimating for some to take on an issue they don’t feel comfortable talking about,” she said. Adding the words “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” would change lives, LGBT advocates say. Hopkins notes that statutes could even change statistics. After the passage of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, the FBI and DOJ began reporting a slow overall decline of race-motivated crime directed at blacks. Lisa Perry with Add the Words said Idahoans will keep the campaign alive until the message sticks. She said that as long as one group isn’t safeguarded from hate crimes and discrimination, we’re all vulnerable. “If we as a society turn a blind eye to a form of discrimination, it makes it easier for other groups to experience discrimination long as all unique individuals aren’t safeguarded.” WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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THURSDAY JUNE 14 art POSTER PARTY 2012 After selling hundreds of posters in 2011, the Poster Party is back to sling more work from local artists. This year marks the return of the event blending art, charity, bikes and community into a potent cocktail of culture, which beneﬁted the Boise Bicycle Project last year. “Last year, they raised over $3,000 for our Biking to Buy the Building campaign,” said BBP’s Jimmy Hallyburton. “It was tremendously successful, and it seems like this year, I imagine it will do just as well.” Co-organizer Sarah Lunstrum said this year’s iteration will beneﬁt the Treasure Valley YMCA and its healthy living programs. The poster party asks more than 30 local artists to submit original work, which is then printed on posters available for $30 to beneﬁt a local nonproﬁt. Eager art fans will then descend on the I LOVE YOU/Oliver Russell building downtown, where artists will peddle their wares amid drinks, food and entertainment. The event is also a major part of BBP’s annual Pedal for the People two-wheeled festival. “We were the biggest-attended event last year,” said Lunstrum. “I think we identiﬁed 300 or 400 visitors last year.” Archie’s Place food truck will be parked adjacent to the party and feature a special Poster Party concoction from Jason Farber. Drinks from Payette Brewing will be available and the Vinyl Preservation Society will spin tunes while Ben and Jerry’s will be available for dessert. Hallyburton encouraged getting there early—the most popular posters sold out quickly last year. However, with artists like Noble Hardesty, Julia Green, Jennifer Hallyburton and dozens more, there’s not a bad piece in the bunch. 6-10 p.m., FREE, Oliver Russell/I LOVE YOU building, 217 S. 11th St., Boise.
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we are Idaho.” Keith Phillips, executive director of Boise Pride, put it like this: “We aren’t different people in the midst of everyone else. We’re born and raised here in Idaho. We are just as Idahoan as anyone else is.” The Pride celebration this year includes a singing competition called Boise
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Voice Xtravaganza, taking place Thursday, June 14, at Humpin’ Hannah’s. It is the rebranding of past years’ event Queer Idol. Registration to sing in the competition begins at 7:30 p.m. and costs $10. The show begins at 8 p.m. General admission costs $5, with a $20 VIP option available. The ﬁnalists of
Ever get that itch to lock up your best mate in a stockade and mercilessly catapult water at him or her in front of a large group of people? At Ye Olde Renaissance Faire, you can do just that, all while helping a great cause. The fourth-annual Ye Olde Renaissance Faire, presented by the Encore Theatre, will feature more than 200 performers at Eagle Island State Park Saturday, June 16, and Sunday, June 17. This free, family friendly event will take attendees back to the time of royal courts, pirates, gypsies and jousting. Between four performance areas, local and out-of-state performers will wow the crowds with their Celtic dance, harp and cello playing, sword ﬁghting, ﬁre juggling and jousting skills. Bringing this already color ful event further to life, actors will also per form skits in the crowd. It is even rumored that pirates will interrupt an on-site wedding to take the bride hostage. Kids can enjoy storytime with the queen, face painting, a maypole and archery. Those who want to learn a new skill or get competitive can take part in foam-weapon ﬁghting, belly dancing and juggling workshops or archery and castle-building contests. Food vendors will dish up smoked turkey legs ﬁt for a king and merchants will sell everything from beads and tiaras to wood crafts and herbal remedies. But the faire is more than a fun blast from the past: 100 percent of the proﬁts go to assisting Treasure Valley families with adoptions. “It is just amazing how the community and beyond have really jumped in to be a part of the fair, help us with the cause and give every child a chance at a happily ever after,” said event director Jacki Briggs. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., FREE, $5 parking. Eagle Island State Park, 2691 Mace Road, Eagle, yeolderenaissancefaire.org.
this year’s Voice Xtravaganza will perform on the main stage at the Pride Festival Saturday, June 16, in Ann Morrison Park. Phillips said the energy and enthusiasm for this year’s Pride events has increased thanks to President Barack Obama’s declaration supporting same-sex marriage and the end of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. “As our issues have gone more mainstream ... people realize this doesn’t just happen in New York or San Francisco, but
ever ywhere and that there’s thousands of members in the [LGBT] community right here in the Treasure Valley,” Phillips said. Phillips also hopes to gain funding from local companies rather than relying entirely on national organizations and advocacy groups. With more funding, he said, Boise Pride could focus on being active in other ways beyond holding the festival every June. See a listing of events on Page 22. Various times and locations, boisepride.org.
SUNDAY JUNE 17 hopalong HIPPITY-HOP RACE Plopping one’s rear down on a big rubber ball sounds like a Suzanne Somersendorsed ﬁtness shtick. But countless youth and adults have revelled in doing just that—haphazardly bouncing along on Hippity-Hops. In that spirit, Boise Hippity-Hop fans Eric Stevens and WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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TUESDAY JUNE 19 poppin’ bottles UNCORKED IN THE GARDEN Music and wine is a match so divine that the two are paired on the regular. Including at Idaho Botanical Garden’s Uncorked in the Garden series, which offers monthly escapes from the stress of everyday life. On Tuesday, June 19, IBG guests can casually amble through the beautiful green garden setting with a soundtrack of gentle live music—and a little booze. The guest winer y for the season’s ﬁrst installment of Uncorked is the family owned and operated Indian Creek Winer y. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided by Prepared Chef. Uncorked will feature a rotating lineup of wineries and bands and will be held in a different garden location. Playing at the event will be Hollow Wood, described as “music that makes you wanna live in a simpler time.” The band came together in 2010 and features three-part harmony accompanied by the soothing sounds of guitar with upbeat additions from toy pianos, banjos and harmonica. By the end of the show, guests may wonder, “Is the wine making me feel warm and comfortable, or is it the music?” 6-8:30 p.m., $3-$5, FREE for members and children ages 5 and younger. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.
Mark Hutchinson organize annual Hippity-Hop races on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, in Julia Davis Park. “Ashrita Furman started with setting the World Record on the Great Wall of China,” said Stevens. “We broke that record, then he re-broke our record, then in 2011 we destroyed his.” The ball-bound sport has become a legitimate athletic pursuit, one that’s a great workout for the abdomen and back, according to Stevens. As a transit option, a Hippity-Hop ain’t the quickest means of travel. But if it’s meandering fun you seek, the Julia Davis party
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will have you hopped up with excitement. This year’s event features kids’ events, a relay and one- and ﬁve-mile races, so all skill levels can partake in the fun. “It’s fun and it’s original,” said Stevens. “We just come up with weird things to do. We have a guy considering doing a half marathon on a Hippity-Hop.” Children’s games are free, entrance fees for adults are $20 if you have your own Hippity-Hop. For an extra $15, you can buy one on the day of the race. The person taking home the fastest ﬁve-mile time will claim the $500 prize, and the rest
WEDNESDAY JUNE 20 home run BOISE HAWKS OPENING NIGHT Some insist that summer begins on Memorial Day or the last day of school. To that, we say, “pshaw.” The real start of the season doesn’t take place until the Boise Hawks take the ﬁeld at Memorial Stadium, which will happen this year on the evening of Wednesday, June 20. The boys of summer actually begin their 2012 season on the road, playing ﬁve away games beginning Friday, June 15, against the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. But the Hawks settle into their Garden City nest June 20, beginning a ﬁve-day home stretch against the Eugene Emeralds. Wednesdays are pretty special at Memorial Stadium. Not including opening night, hump-days will feature the best sports bargain in town. “A family of four can sit in the ﬁrst-base section on Wednesday nights for $4,” said Hawks General Manager Todd Rahr. “Plus, you can get four hot dogs for an additional $4, four sodas for $4 and four popcorns for $4. We’ll even give you a free program and, of course, parking is free.” Rahr said his $16 all-in package deal on Wednesdays “might be the best-kept secret in town.” “There’s still people out there who say, ‘You’re kidding me,’ but we’ve kept it going since 2008,” he said. Rahr was still waiting to see the 2012 roster, which will be sent from the parent Chicago Cubs. “But there’s a pretty good bet that we’ll see [shortstop] Javier Baez this summer,” said Rahr. “He was the No. 1 draft pick from last year. The guy can ﬂat-out play.” 7:15 p.m., $7-$12. Hawk’s Memorial Stadium, 5600 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-322-5000, milb.com.
of proceeds will beneﬁt a local charity. Stevens cautions that form is key when on a Hippity-Hop. He suggests pulling up on the ball’s handle while hopping “like a bunny” to achieve maximum speed. But he stresses that participants need not be world-class athletes.
Superﬂuous kitchen gadgetry has moved well beyond the garlic peeler and the Slap Chop. Now, instead of using a knife and spoon to scrape out the innards of an avocado, you can use the Flexicado. Or instead of cracking an egg on, oh, any surface, you can insert it into the EZcracker Handheld Egg Cracker. Or instead of using the already unnecessary pizza wheel, you can slice through crusts with pizza scissors, which incorporate a quirky.com side serving spatula. But all of these kitchen contraptions will only add more clutter to your already-overﬂowing drawers. The Stake promises to help pare down the toolsanity. According to its website: “Stake is an all-in-one BBQ tool which transforms from spatula to fork to tongs. Now you can ﬂip burgers, grip chicken legs and spike hot dogs without breaking a sweat.” Features include a smooth leaf-spring mechanism that makes tongs easy to use, fork that slides out for use and tucks safely into spatula for storage, and handles that can be locked together or opened with one quick motion. This brushed stainless steel tool would make a great gift for dad (Father’s Day is Sunday, June 17) or your resident grill guru. —Tara Morgan
“Anybody can hop a mile on a Hippity-Hop,” he said. “My 59-year-old mother did it. It takes her about 40 minutes.” Noon, $20 adults, FREE for children. Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., hippityhoprace.com.
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8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY JUNE 13 Festivals & Events PEDAL 4 THE PEOPLE—There’s plenty of bicycle-themed fun to be had at this interactive festival. Attend a scheduled event or add your own to the community calendar. Visit boisebicycleproject.org for a full list of events.
Odds & Ends LIVE BAND KARAOKE—9 p.m. FREE. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-906-0658, varsitypubmeridian.com. SPLASH BASH POOL PARTY— Join the second Splash Bash Pool Party of the summer, featuring music by the Amy Weber Quartet, a pool bar and food specials. All ages welcome. 5-10 p.m. FREE. Owyhee Plaza Hotel, 1109 Main St., Boise, 208-343-4611, owyheeplaza.com.
WHAT IS FOSTER PARENTING ALL ABOUT?—Join an informal discussion for families interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents. RSVP to Frank Sesek at 208-310-0158 or fsesek@ewu. edu. 6:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, 208-562-4995, boisepubliclibrary.org.
MERIDIAN DAIRY DAYS—Celebrate Idaho’s dairy industry at this annual festival. For more info visit dairydays.org.
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LIVING WITH CANNIBALS— Author Blake Everson will share photographs and anecdotes from his time with the Kosua Tribe of Mt. Bosavi in the rainforest of Papua New Guinea. Rediscover what being human means in this increasingly industrialized world. 6 p.m. FREE. The Community Library, 415 Spruce Ave. N., Ketchum, 208-726-3493, thecommunitylibrary.org. SEVEN DEVILS PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE—Playwrights, actors and directors from around the country will travel to McCall and develop 10 new plays working with local artists and students. All events are open to the public, but no reservations will be taken. A full schedule can be found online at idtheater. org. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Alpine Playhouse, 1201 Roosevelt Ave., McCall. Catch the ﬁlm In the Family as part of Boise Pride 2012.
Sports & Fitness BLOOD DRIVE FOR CHICKENS—Have a slice of pizza, get a T-shirt, enter drawings for a dream vacation or airline/hotel gift card and get over your fear of donating blood. Noon-6 p.m. 277 Milwaukee St. between Red Robin and Ross. FASCIA AND FASCIAL FITNESS—What is fascia? How can it inﬂuence sports performance, injury rehab and general ﬁtness? Learn about the latest research and hear real-life examples of how to beneﬁt from it. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy Parkcenter, 390 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Ste. 130, Boise, 208-433-9211.
Farmers Markets CALDWELL FARMERS MARKET—5-8 p.m. Corner of 12th Avenue and Dearborn Street, caldwellchamber.org.
Kids & Teens HIP-HOP DANCE SESSION 2—New and improved format for maximum learning and fun. Dance moves and music are age appropriate and family friendly. No specialty dance wear is required. 4:15-4:55 p.m. (9-14 year olds) or 5-5:40 p.m. (5-8 year olds). $70-$75. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858, nampaparksandrecreation.org.
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WEDNESDAY: JUNE 13 MOVIE NIGHT—Writer-director-star Patrick Wang will attend this screening of his ﬁlm In The Family, which chronicles the efforts of Joey (Wang) to retain custody of 6-year-old Chip (Sebastian Brodziak) after the boy’s father (Joey’s romantic partner) is killed in a car accident. As homophobia rears its ugly head in ways both subtle and brutal, Joey ﬁghts the efforts of family members to take away his son. (NR) 7 p.m. $9, $7 students and seniors. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., 208-342-4222, theﬂicksboise.com.
THURSDAY: JUNE 14 BOISE VOICE XTRAVAGANZA—Common Ground Community Chorus presents this singing competition. Finalists will perform on the main stage at the Pride Festival Saturday, June 16. Featuring performances by Rebecca Scott and Deb Sager, Cherie Buckner-Webb, Josh Zimmerly, Matt Bragg and the Common Ground Community Chorus, as well as celebrity judges Matt Bragg, Minerva Jayne and Jim Klepacki. Rocci Johnson and Josh Zimmerly will host the evening. Registration begins at 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m., $5, $20 VIP, $10 to compete. Humpin’ Hannah’s, 621 Main St., 208-345-7557.
FRIDAY: JUNE 15 LEATHER NIGHT—Celebrate Pride Week in style. 10 p.m., Luck Dog Tavern, 2223 W. Fairview Ave., 208-333-0074.
SATURDAY: JUNE 16 PRIDE RALLY AND PARADE—11 a.m., Idaho State Capitol, 700 W. Jefferson St., boisepride.org. PRIDE FESTIVAL 2012—Lots of music and fun for all. 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Ann Morrison Park, Americana Boulevard., boisepride.org. PRIDE AFTERPARTY—Concludes Pride Week. 10 p.m. Lucky Dog Tavern, 2223 W. Fairview Ave., 208-333-0074.
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to build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim and to prevent drowning. For more info, call FLOW Aquatics at 208-855-2212. 9 a.m. FREE. Idaho Athletic Club Eagle, 950 E. Riverside Drive, Eagle, 208-938-8410.
Festivals & Events MERIDIAN DAIRY DAYS—See Wednesday. dairydays.org. PEDAL 4 THE PEOPLE—See Wednesday. boisebicycleproject.org.
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Citizen HABITAT FOR HUMANITY FUNDRAISER—Enjoy an evening ﬁlled with gourmet food, wine, live music, silent and live auctions to help local families in need. 6-9 p.m. $25. FarWest Garden Center, 5728 W. State St., Boise, 208-853-4000.
MERIDIAN DAIRY DAYS—See Wednesday. dairydays.org. PEDAL 4 THE PEOPLE—See Wednesday. boisebicycleproject.org.
On Stage COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: DEAN OLESON—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-906-0658, varsitypubmeridian. com. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF—The Starlight Mountain Theatre presents its rendition of the classic tale. 7:30 p.m. $12-$24. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523, starlightmountaintheatre.com. LIQUID LAUGHS: PATRICK DEGUIRE—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com.
COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: DEAN OLESON—Catch the comedic stylings of this funny man. 8 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208906-0658, varsitypubmeridian.com. LIQUID LAUGHS: PATRICK DEGUIRE—This installment of Liquid Laughs also features Shannon Thompson. Purchase tickets at liquidlaughs.com, by calling 208-941-2459 or at Liquid or Solid. 8 p.m. $8. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379, liquidboise.com.
Workshops & Classes BIG SPLASH IN A SMALL SPACE—Almost anything can be made into a water feature in this miniature water gardens workshop. Attendees will learn how to create a water-tight container, choose a pump and select, display and care for water plants. 7 p.m. $10 IBG members, $15 nonmembers. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org. DRAWING OR PAINTING WORKSHOP—Lee Gallery offers artists the opportunity to draw or paint using a live model or arranged still-life. 5-7 p.m. $20. Lee Gallery Boise, 409 S. Eighth St., Ste 101, Boise, 208-345-1120, leegalleryboise.com. DUTCH OVEN COOKING CLASS—Learn or reﬁne your Dutch oven cooking skills. Bring your own oven or use a loaner. Coals and the menu provided. Register in advance. 6-8 p.m. $24-$29. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858, nampaparksandrecreation.org.
Art POSTER PARTY 2012—The second Poster Party promotes local arts and bicycling, offering affordable limited-edition bicycle posters created especially for this event by a roster of top local artists. Entertainment will be provided by Vinyl Preservation Society of Idaho, performance art by Sector Seventeen and food and drink from Payette Brewing, Archie’s Place food truck and Ben and Jerry’s. Proceeds beneﬁt the Treasure Valley YMCA. See Picks, Page 20. 6-10 p.m. FREE. Oliver Russell and Associates, 217 S. 11th St., Boise, 208-344-1734, oliverrussell.com.
Literature ARTHUR FROMMER—The founder of the popular Frommer’s Travel series, Arthur Frommer, along with daughter Pauline Frommer, creator of Pauline Frommer’s Travel Guides, will discuss an array of travel-related topics. A reception will follow featuring champagne, hors d’oeuvres and the unveiling of the library’s new travel section. 6 p.m. FREE. The Community Library, 415 Spruce Ave. N., Ketchum, 208-726-3493, thecommunitylibrary.org. SEVEN DEVILS PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE— See Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Alpine Playhouse, 1201 Roosevelt Ave., McCall.
Sports & Fitness STATIC POLE DANCING TECHNIQUE—Learn how to properly spin and utilize the strengths of static pole, as well as learn spins that can only be done on a static pole. For all levels. 8-9:30 p.m. $20. Ophidia Studio, 4464 Chinden Blvd., Ste. A, Garden City, 208-409-2403, ophidiastudio.com. WORLD’S LARGEST SWIMMING LESSON—Thousands of kids and adults at aquatics facilities around the globe will unite to set a new global record for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson
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FATHER’S DAY EVENT—The Cake Ballers and Crooked Fence Brewing Co. have teamed up to create a beer cake ball sampler, featuring a variety of Crooked Fence beers baked into cakes. Eye Candy Event Design will also be on hand and have various treats for sale. Everyone who purchases a cake ball sampler and a beer at the event will receive a second beer for free. 6-9 p.m. Crooked Fence Brewing, 5242 Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-901-2090, 208-890-4120, cfbrewing.blogspot.com.
Workshops & Classes INTRODUCTION TO FACEBOOK—Learn how to set up your own Facebook account, manage privacy settings and post messages and photos online. 9 a.m. FREE. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, 208-5624995, boisepubliclibrary.org.
Art FUSIONS GLASS STUDIO TOUR—Tour the studio and make a free sun catcher or take $5 off any walk-in project. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. Fusions Glass Studio, 347 S. Edgewood Lane, Ste. 120, Eagle, 208-938-1055, fusions-idaho.com.
Literature SEVEN DEVILS PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE—See Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Alpine Playhouse, 1201 Roosevelt Ave., McCall.
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Farmers Markets STAGE STOP MARKET—Includes a farmers market, ﬂea market and craft fair. Located halfway between Boise and Mountain Home. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Boise Stage Stop, 23801 S. Orchard Access Road, I-84 off Exit 71, Boise, 208-343-1367, boisestagestop.net.
Kids & Teens LOCK IN FOR KIDS—Kids ages 6-12 can enjoy movies, swimming, games and a pizza party. Sponsored by Domino’s Pizza. 7 p.m. $20-$25. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858, nampaparksandrecreation.org.
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Odds & Ends SINGIN’ IN THE SLAMMER— Join the fun-ﬁlled evening of karaoke, beer from Crooked Fence Brewing Company and food by Rio Grande and Free Range Pizza. Adults 18 and older (ID required). Registration required for karaoke competition. Call 208334-2844 for more information. Sponsored by the Friends of the Historical Museum and Foundation for Idaho History. 6-10 p.m. $8. Old Idaho State Penitentiary, 2445 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-368-6080, history. idaho.gov/oldpen.html.
Visual space explorer Cassandra Schifﬂer launched a new exhibit at her 8th Street Marketplace AIR studio First Thursday.
SWINGING FROM THE RAFTERS Despite the week’s wacky Ironman-wrecking weather, summer was in full swing in Boise. On June 6, The Grove hosted the unofﬁcial kick-off of the fountain-splashing, beer-swilling season with Alive After Five. Singer-songwriter Maia Sharp and recent high school grads Workin’ on Fire launched the weekly series. According to Boise Weekly intern Tabitha Bower, “Sharp showed off her multi-instrumental talents by switching between the guitar, keyboard and saxophone throughout her performance.” First Thursday also ushered in the sunny season, as art appreciators bounced between the Ming Studios block party, the 8th Street Marketplace Artist In Residence studios, Art For Animals at Gallery 601, Jackie Hurlbert’s exhibit at Basement Gallery and Shasta Nash’s show at Salon 162. For a photo slideshow of all the action, visit boiseweekly.com. While some were scoping out bright paintings in well-lit galleries, others were packed into the dark Knitting Factory to see Provo, Utah’s illuminating Neon Trees. According to BW intern Amy Merrill, “Playing a mix of old and new, Neon Trees kept the packed house begging for more. Lead vocalist Tyler Glenn surprised many when he climbed the frame supporting the stage lights and hung over the ﬂoor in pink skinny jeans and a white tank.” Apparently, hanging from the rafters was a theme last weekend. At a farewell show for Boise’s Bone Dance, which recently embarked on a Midwestern tour, frontman Morgan Mechling dangled from the ceiling of Red Room. According to BW Staff Writer Andrew Crisp, “Mechling waded through the crowd to stand on tables, knock beers into the air and scream into audience member’s faces. He was rewarded with ﬂailing arms and bodies as the audience worked itself into a frenzy, bouncing off all corners between stage and bar.” In less-raucous news, United Vision for Idaho hosted its second-annual Community Progressive event in the soggy Julia Davis Park June 9. According to Bower, “a handful of people braved the rain and below-average temperatures in the beginning of the day to dance along with the upbeat music of Marimba Boise.” When the clouds parted mid-afternoon, attendees wandered between booths on Nonproﬁt Row and the Foodlandia food court. And closing out the weekend, BW intern Jessica Murri checked out the 16 top i48 ﬁlms at the Egyptian Theatre June 10. According to Murri, “The ﬁlms were all over the place, from a National Geographic mockumentary on dating to a horror ﬁlm based on the recent face-eating naked guy in Florida, ending with a kitten on a journey to Flying Pie Pizzaria.” This year, Boise Weekly’s Best Use of Boise award went to Broken Film Work’s The Troubled Man. The Novice Best Film award of the evening went to Blind Filmmakers’ Infection and Best Film in the open division went to Blame Lana!’s Slice of Life. —Tara Morgan WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
8 DAYS OUT SATURDAY JUNE 16 Festivals & Events MERIDIAN DAIRY DAYS—See Wednesday. dairydays.org. PEDAL 4 THE PEOPLE—See Wednesday. boisebicycleproject.org. YE OLDE RENAISSANCE FAIRE—Enjoy food, performances and more at this family friendly fair with a Renaissance theme. Proceeds go to help families with the adoption process. See Picks, Page 20. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE, $5 parking. Eagle Island State Park, 2691 Mace Road, Eagle, yeolderenaissancefaire.org.
On Stage CHICKS N’ GIGGLES IMPROV— Chicks n’ Giggles is celebrating Father’s Day. Dads get to enjoy $3 off admission, plus extra special prizes for audience participation. 8 p.m. $10. Fatty’s, 800 W. Idaho St., Ste. 200, Boise, 208-514-2531, drinkfattys.com. CINDERELLA—A pumpkin coach, Prince Charming, a glass slipper and a dream come true are woven together by the magic of a fairy godmother in the Missoula Children’s Theatre’s enchanting musical. Presented by Idaho Performing Arts. Visit idahoarts.org for more info. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $6 adults, $4 children. Eagle Nazarene Church, 1001 W. State St., Eagle, 208939-0661. COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: DEAN OLESON—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-9060658, varsitypubmeridian.com. LIQUID LAUGHS: PATRICK DEGUIRE—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $8. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com. MUDRA: A CONVERSATION BETWEEN MUSIC AND DANCE— AID-Boise presents this evening of traditional Kathak Nritya by Smt. Sonia Parchure, and sitar and table performances by Shri Sandeep and Shri Sai Kiran. Tickets are available at tinyurl.com/ d66kajc. Email aidboise@gmail. com or call 208-297-4137 for more info. 4:30-7 p.m. $10-$20, FREE for children younger than 5. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise, sub.boisestate.edu.
Concerts HIGH STREET AT THE CONCERTS ON BROADWAY—High Street kicks off the FREE summer Concerts on Broadway series with an explosion of sound and color. Take your family, lawn chairs and a picnic and settle in for an evening of music under the summer skies at the City Hall amphitheater. Presented by Union Paciﬁc. 7 p.m. FREE. Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Idaho St., Meridian.
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BUILD A BASKET—Baskets will be available for sale and you choose from local vendors’ freshly made products such as wine, cheese, bread, meat, fruits and veggies, jams, hummus, salsa, guacamole, pastries and more. Noon-5 p.m. FREE. Bitner Vineyards, 16645 Plum Road, Caldwell, 208-899-7648, bitnervineyards.com.
CHILDREN’S ART EDUCATION ONE-DAY PROJECT—Children will be encouraged to use their imaginations while working with various media and techniques. Dress for fun and a mess. All classes will be held at the Nampa Rec Center. Age groups are as follows: Toddlers Too! (ages 20 months to 3 years) 1010:45 a.m.; Art Explorers (ages 4-6) 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Junior Artists (ages 7-12) 1-2:15 p.m. 10 a.m.-2:15 p.m. $12$17. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858, nampaparksandrecreation.org.
OINKARI CIDER HOUSE DINNER—Cider houses, known in the Basque language as sagardotegiak, are similar to wineries, only the end product is apple wine (sagardoa). Found throughout the Basque Country, they are popular gathering places for an evening of fun. This dinner will feature steak, cod, bread, cheese, walnuts and plenty of cider, as well as music, rafﬂes and live and silent auctions. Proceeds beneﬁt the Boise State Basque program and the Oinkari Dancers. RSVP to Lael Uberuaga at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 208557-1960. 5:30 p.m. $50, $90 for two. Basque Center, 601 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-331-5097 or 208-342-9983, basquecenter. com.
Literature SEVEN DEVILS PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE—See Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Alpine Playhouse, 1201 Roosevelt Ave., McCall.
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SEAFOOD BOIL AND BLUEGRASS—Seafood boil with beer on tap, wine tasting and three bands: Possum Livin, Chicken Dinner Road and Mike Compton. 5 p.m. $40. Seasons Bistro Wine Bar and Catering, 1117 E. Winding Creek Road, Eagle, 208-939-6680, seasonsdelicatering.com.
ROMANCE OF ROSES—Learn about the garden’s heirloom rose varieties and how their individual traits can work in any garden. The history of speciﬁc roses and historical uses of roses will also be discussed. 10 a.m. $10 IBG member, $15 nonmember. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.
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CONCRETE LEAF WORKSHOP, PART I—Create a garden ornament using concrete and a large leaf. This two-part workshop includes all materials to make a concrete leaf to be used as a small birdbath or garden decoration. The second installment of the class will be held Wednesday, June 20, at 6 p.m. 9 a.m. $20 IBG members, $25 nonmembers. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.
CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKET—9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Eighth Street from Bannock Street to Grove Plaza and Idaho Street between Capitol Boulevard and Ninth Street, 208-345-9287, capitalcitypublicmarket.com.
EATING FOR ENERGY—Want to learn to increase your energy? This class will teach you how to make the food and lifestyle choices that will allow you to live the energized life you’ve been dreaming of. Sample high-energy snacks and watch a smoothie demo. 3 p.m. FREE. My Fit Foods Meridian, 3323 E. Louise Drive, southeast corner of Eagle and Franklin roads in The Portico, Meridian, 208-995-2832.
STAGE STOP MARKET—See Friday. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Boise Stage Stop, 23801 S. Orchard Access Road, I-84 off Exit 71, Boise, 208-343-1367, boisestagestop. net.
OIL PAINTING WORKSHOP FOR BEGINNERS—Students will learn the basics of oil painting, mixing colors and learning to see value variations in the subject while completing a painting. Taught by local painter Antonin Passemard. Space is limited to 15 students. Call the gallery to reserve a space and obtain a list of needed supplies. 1-6 p.m. $45. Lee Gallery Boise, 409 S. Eighth St., Ste 101, Boise, 208345-1120, leegalleryboise.com.
MERIDIAN FARMERS MARKET—9 a.m.-1 p.m. Meridian Crossroads, Corner of Eagle Road and Fairview Avenue, Meridian, meridianfarmersmarket.com.
Odds & Ends IDAHO FISH AND GAME RIPARIAN PLANTING—Plant native shrubs to restore habitat for ﬁsh and wildlife in West-Central Idaho. Transportation from Garden City is provided. Bring a lunch, water, sun protection and clothes to get you through a day. (This can include rain gear, a winter hat, ﬂeece layers, etc.) For more information, call or email email@example.com. 7 a.m. FREE. SINGING AND SIP’N ON SATURDAY NIGHTS—Enjoy $5 pours and tastings, then show off your singing skills at this karaoke/ open mic night. 8 p.m. $10 wine tastings. Helina Marie’s Wine and Gift Shop, 11053 Highway 44, Star, 208-286-7960, helinamaries.com.
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SWING DANCE—The High Desert Swing Dance Club presents this social dance with a free West Coast swing lesson taught at 7:30 p.m. Call 208-830-7622 for more info. 8:30 p.m. $8, $5 members. Boise Square Dance Center, 6534 Diamond St., Boise, 208-342-0890, treasurevalleycwda.org. WATER OLYMPICS—While the world prepares for the summer Olympics in London, you can complete your own water challenges at the Boise WaterShed. For more info, email BoiseWaterShed@CityofBoise.org. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. Boise WaterShed, 11818 W. Joplin Road, Boise, 208-489-1284, cityofboise.org/ bee/watershed.
Animals & Pets DAGGET CREEK BIRD WALK— Enjoy lunch and birding with the Golden Eagle Audubon Society along Mores Creek and up Dunnigan Creek. Meet at mile marker 24 on Highway 21 east of Boise. 8 a.m. FREE.
SUNDAY JUNE 17 Festivals & Events FATHER’S DAY CELEBRATION—Enjoy a day of leisure at Woodriver Cellars Winery. The ﬁrst 100 dads to walk through the door get a complimentary cigar. There will be live music, food, beer and wine. 11:30 a.m. $5-$10; FREE for kids 3 and younger. Woodriver Cellars, 3705 N. Hwy. 16, Eagle, 208-2869463, woodrivercellars.com. PEDAL 4 THE PEOPLE—See Wednesday. boisebicycleproject.org. YE OLDE RENAISSANCE FAIRE—See Saturday. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE, $5 parking. Eagle Island State Park, 2691 Mace Road, Eagle, yeolderenaissancefaire.org.
Food & Drink THIRD-ANNUAL MAN BRUNCH—The third-annual Father’s Day Man Brunch beneﬁts the Women’s and Children’s Alliance. Valet parking, live music from Shaun B and all of Chandlers’ brunch favorites are on the menu. This is an event Dad and the whole family will enjoy. Tickets are available at the WCA online store. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $15 children, $35 adults. Chandlers Steakhouse, 981 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-383-4300, chandlersboise.com.
Art BOB ROSS-STYLE PAINTING CLASS II—Taught by a certiﬁed Bob Ross instructor, this fourhour oil painting class is suitable for beginners. All supplies included to complete a landscape painting in class. Register by Friday, June 15. Noon-4 p.m. $45-$50. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858, nampaparksandrecreation.org.
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Murder is ever so taxing for the mysterious Christopher Wren (played by Ryan David O’Byrne) in Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s The Mousetrap.
THE MOUSETRAP For something to become a cliche—before it gets replayed, tweaked and spun off—it has to start somewhere, a point when it’s a groundbreaking idea that sets the template. It’s rare that we get to go back and examine the origins of such an idea, but that’s exactly the chance Idaho Shakespeare Festival is offering audiences with its latest production, The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie. And popular is an understatement when it comes to this play—it has been running for 60 years in London. In honor of the anniversary, 60 theater companies around the world were granted permission to stage their own productions this year. In true who-done-it form, The Mousetrap pulls audiences through a maze of hidden motivations, secret identities, red herrings and, of course, murder in grand fashion, keeping everyone guessing the killer’s identity up until the big reveal. The ISF production is a new take on the classic, giving it an edgier interpretation. Plot points are introduced by characters using old-fashioned microphones onstage—a nod to the radio play that was the origin for the theatrical production—and the dialogue of the ﬁnal scene is a recording played as the actors go through the motions. The effect highlights the contrast between the devastating effects such an event would have and the light wrap-up of the script. THE MOUSETRAP Continues through Friday, Director Drew Barr plays July 27. For tickets and info, up moments of levity made visit idahoshakespeare.org. possible by the sometimes antiquated language (haughty vs. hottie, for example) and eclectic cast of characters. While fun, it sometimes breaks the building tension necessary in a mystery. The set somehow combines period 1950s while radiating a steampunk, industrial vibe. A single central set piece serves as the entrance, and its Tim Burton-esqe angled door, black color palette and walls covered with radios set the tone. The cast of eight rarely leave the stage, instead using the background to serve almost as a police lineup for the audience to continually review the suspects. The cast is a nice mix of familiar faces (Lynn Allison, Sara M. Bruner, Jodi Dominick) and new players (Paul Hurley, Dan Lawrence, Ryan David O’Byrne), and all found their rhythm. Unfortunately, there are some moments of what should be quick, tension-ﬁlled dialogue that are instead peppered with overly long pauses. Additionally, the choice of leading into intermission with a modern song rather than a period one is jarring and messes with the continuity. Still, the play is undeniably fun and audiences are pulled into the guessing game with such ease that they don’t realize how involved they are. For those who love a good mystery, you can’t go wrong with Christie, and the ISF production does a great job of honoring the master. —Deanna Darr WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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Festivals & Events CHARITY NIGHT—Charity night beneﬁting Boiseko Ikastola, Boise’s Basque Preschool. 5-9 p.m. FREE. Bardenay, 610 Grove St., Boise, 208-426-0538, bardenay.com.
Sports & Fitness 2012 HIPPITY-HOP RACE—Featuring ine-mile, ﬁve-mile, one-mile four-person relay races and two hours of kids’ games. All proceeds go to Treasure Valley’s Girls on the Run. See Picks, Page 20. Noon-5 p.m. $10-$70. Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise.
PEDAL 4 THE PEOPLE—See Wednesday. boisebicycleproject.org.
On Stage FIDDLER ON THE ROOF—See Friday. 7:30 p.m. $10-$18. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523, starlightmountaintheatre.com.
Farmers Markets EAST END MARKET—10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bown Crossing, Bown Street, end of Parkcenter Boulevard, Boise.
MARSING FARMERS MARKET—11 a.m.-3 p.m. Marsing Island Park, Hwy. 55, south side of Snake River bridge, Marsing.
POETRY SLAM DELUX—Test your word-slinging skills. Featuring Chris Gilpin. Visit boisepoetry. com for more info. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise, 208-343-0886, neurolux.com.
STAGE STOP MARKET—See Friday. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Boise Stage Stop, 23801 S. Orchard Access Road, I-84 off Exit 71, Boise, 208-343-1367, boisestagestop. net.
SEVEN DEVILS PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE—See Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Alpine Playhouse, 1201 Roosevelt Ave., McCall.
Odds & Ends DANCE LESSONS—Learn some moves from members of the High Desert Swing Dance Club. 7:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-906-0658, varsitypubmeridian.com.
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Food & Drink TUESDAY NIGHT BEER AND WINE TASTINGS—Enjoy appetizers and selections from a different Idaho brewer or winemaker every week. 6 p.m. $5. Salt Tears Coffeehouse & Noshery, 4714 W. State St., Boise, 208275-0017, salttears.com. UNCORKED IN THE GARDEN—Indian Creek Winery will provide the wine while you wander the lush landscape of the Idaho Botanical Garden. Music will be provided by Hollow Wood and food will be available for purchase by Prepared Chef. See Picks, Page 21. 6-8 p.m. FREE for IBG members, $5 nonmembers. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.
Art NEW MOON SALON—Enjoy an evening of music and art featuring artist Olive Wicherski’s new drawings and Rachel Teannalach’s series of landscape paintings Boise from Above. Brittany McConnell of Wolvserpent will play the violin. 7-9 p.m. Rachel Teannalach Studio, 2610 Regan Ave., Boise, 415-497-8158, teannalach.com.
Literature SEVEN DEVILS PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE—See Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Alpine Playhouse, 1201 Roosevelt Ave., McCall. YIYUN LI READING—Beijing native Yiyun Li is the author of the highly acclaimed books of stories A Thousand Years of Good Prayers and Emerald Girl as well as Gold Boy, in addition to the novel The Vagrants. She will read from her works and conduct a week-long workshop during her stay in Ketchum. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Sun Valley Center for the Arts, 191 Fifth St. E., Ketchum, 208-726-9491, sunvalleycenter.org.
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Talks & Lectures SAVORY AND SIZZLING RECIPES—This lecture series is supported by the Idaho Humanities Council, the statebased program for the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Cherie Buckner-Webb and Clarisse Maxell will present information offered by the cook book from the Idaho Black History Museum. 7 p.m. FREE for IBG and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members, $3 seniors, $5 nonmembers. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.
Farmers Markets TUESDAY NIGHT FARMERS MARKET—4-6:30 p.m. North End Organic Nursery, 2350 Hill Road, Boise, 208-389-4769, northendnursery.com.
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| SUDOKU 8 DAYS OUT Kids & Teens TUESDAY YOUTH GLASS ART MORNINGS—Kids ages 8-15 can make a fused glass project with a studio artist. Different projects every Tuesday. Go to fusions-idaho.com for project list and to register. 9:30-11 a.m. $35. Fusions Glass Studio, 347 S. Edgewood Lane, Ste. 120, Eagle, 208-9381055, fusions-idaho.com.
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LAST WEEK’S ANSWERS
PERFORMANCE POETRY WORKSHOP, SLAM OF STEEL AND HAIKU BATTLE—Part of The Idaho Loud Writers’ Program. Includes a performance poetry workshop followed by an all-ages poetry slam. For more information, email cheryl_maddalena@ yahoo.com. There is a $25 prize for the haiku champ. 7 p.m. $5 poetry slam, $1 with student ID, boisepoetry.com. Woman of Steel Gallery and Wine Bar, 3640 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-331-5632.
SPLASH BASH POOL PARTY— Featuring a poolside bar, special appetizers and live music from 7-10 p.m. This week: music by Jeff Crosby and the Refugees. All ages welcome. 5-10 p.m. FREE. Owyhee Plaza Hotel, 1109 Main St., Boise, 208-343-4611, owyheeplaza.com.
Food & Drink EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES—In this course, you’ll discover roses from around the globe and discover how these wines are grown and produced. Only 20 seats available and pre-registration is required. Go online at winewiseidaho.com to learn more. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $35. Wine Wise Labs, 104-1/2 E. 44th St., Garden City, 208-2979463, winewiseidaho.com. SPRING TEA AND SILENT AUCTION—Join the Good Samaritan Home for its ﬁfth-annual fundraiser. For more information, log onto goodsamaritanleague. com. Call Julie at 208-343-6051 to reserve seating. 2 p.m. $25. Owyhee Plaza Hotel, 1109 Main St., Boise, 208-343-4611, owyheeplaza.com.
Art ESPECIALLY FOR SENIORS— Senior guests (age 62 and older) receive free admission all day,
plus a guided talk on the current exhibit. 2 p.m. FREE. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330, boiseartmuseum.org.
Literature BOOKS TO FILM SERIES—Bring a snack and catch the movie Howl’s Moving Castle as part of the Library’s series of ﬁlms based on books. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, 208-5624995, boisepubliclibrary.org. SEVEN DEVILS PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE—See Wednesday, June 13. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Alpine Playhouse, 1201 Roosevelt Ave., McCall.
Talks & Lectures GOLDEN EAGLE AUDUBON SOCIETY PRESENTATION— Sherrida Woodley, author of Quick Fall of Light—a novel with a passenger pigeon in a starring role—will give a talk concerning the passenger pigeon, since this year marks 100 years since the extinction of the bird. She will share what she’s discovered about the bird of our past and how it affects our future. 7 p.m. FREE. MK Nature Center, 600 S. Walnut St., Boise, 208-3342225, ﬁshandgame.idaho.gov.
Sports & Fitness BOISE HAWKS—vs. the Eugene Emeralds. See Picks, Page 21. 7:15 p.m. $7-$12. Hawk’s Memorial Stadium, 5600 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-322-5000, milb.com.
Farmers Markets CALDWELL FARMERS MARKET—5-8 p.m. Corner of 12th Avenue and Dearborn Street, caldwellchamber.org.
Odds & Ends CELEBRATION PARK ARCHAEOLOGICAL DAY TRIP— Visit Idaho’s only archaeological park along the Snake River. Park staff will lead a walking tour of the petroglyphs, explain the prehistory of the area and teach you how to throw an atlatl. Enjoy a picnic lunch and visit historic Guffy Bridge. Trails may be rocky and terrain uneven, so wear sturdy shoes and be prepared for an adventure. Depart from the Rec Center at 9 a.m., return by 3 p.m. Cost includes lunch. Sponsored by Karcher Estates. 3 p.m. $15. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858, nampaparksandrecreation.org.
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MAPS AND ATLASES Antioquia: Hard to say, easy to get down to.
A SERIES OF FORTUNATE EVENTS First there was Alive After Five. Then Uber Tuesdays. Then Atypical Tuesdays. And now it’s Radio Boise Tuesdays. Clearly, Boise digs the concert series. Luckily, there are two more new series launching this month, though they will not be weekly. The ﬁrst will be a monthly hip-hop series in the parking lot behind China Blue, located at 100 S. Sixth St., called Sunday Fundays. A par tnership between Reef and Nightology, the series will feature national touring hip-hop acts, a full bar and a foam pool dance par ty, all in the afternoon and early evening. “I think it will be cool for industry people who don’t get to get out to shows much otherwise,” said Henry Rennar, booker at Reef. The debut event on Sunday, June 24, will be headlined by Asher Roth, whose music video for the song “Last Man Standing” featured art by Boise cartoonist Chris Hunt. Rennar was hesitant to say on the record who he may have lined up down the road because it isn’t set in stone, but he whispered it in Boise Weekly’s ear and it’s going to be big. Another new series being launched is a monthly indie/Americana series called Alt County at Visual Arts Collective, located at 3638 Osage St. in Garden City. The inaugural show, Saturday, June 16, will feature ex-My Morning Jacket-er The Ravenna Colt, ex-The Invasion-er Aaron Mark Brown and XY chromosome-holder Ryan Bayne. That show will cost $5 and start at 8 p.m. Anneliessa Balk, VAC co-owner and co-curator of the series, said that if it goes well, it may get promoted to a weekly event. But if you want to go a whole different route altogether, this week will see one of the odder Boise music events in recent memory: the chance to sing karaoke at the Old Idaho State Penitentiary. Singin’ in the Slammer will go down in history Friday, June 15, from 6-10 p.m. and cost $8. In addition to endless versions of “Jailhouse Rock,” there will also be beer from Crooked Fence Brewing and food from Free Range Pizza. It is an 18-and-older event. Call 208-334-2844 for more info. And ﬁnally, if you like seeing music on Tuesdays but don’t want it to be part of any namby-pamby series, swing by Liquid this week and catch Antioquia, whose worldmusic-inﬂuenced percussion-heavy tunes are all about the booty-shaking. That show goes down Tuesday, June 19, at 10 p.m. and will cost nothing but the pound of ﬂesh you’ll shed from dancing.
Chicago band charts a course to Boise JOSH GROSS Dave Davison wasn’t that interested in the guitar as a kid. He preferred the drums. But his school band wouldn’t have it. “They made me play trumpet,” he said. “There was already too many drummers.” While being denied an instrument is a blow to any young musician, it is a good thing Davison’s ambition for the skins was shot down. Otherwise, he might not have ended up playing guitar in Maps and Atlases, which will perform at Neurolux Friday, June 15. The Chicago band’s second full-length album, Beware and Be Grateful, released in The new album, Beware and Be Grateful, is helping to put this quartet on the map. April, is a pop powerhouse. Warm guitar riffs hum beneath Davison’s rich tenor, which welcome them and then ﬁgure out how to explores casually existential themes of modern neck as he turns the tuning pegs to create perform them live. different chords. life and relationships. And though some of the anti-pop purists “I really liked the idea of doing bass and “When the fever passes / when we don’t melody together, divided up between right- and are crying foul, it’s an approach that appears know what to do / we’ll buy twice as many to be working. Paste Magazine wrote that the left-hand stuff like bad piano playing. So that comforts / like we used to do,” he sings on band “seems intent on expanding their sonic became a way of doing things that was really “Fever,” the album’s second track. chordal, but at the same time, moved in a way horizons—a task they’ve accomplished with Full of mid-tempos, major keys and catchy enviable grace.” The Onion AV Club wrote: that was melodic.” hooks, Beware and Be Grateful is exactly the “This time around, unnecessary clutter has It was an approach that earned Maps and sort of album that wields music-snob credibilAtlases a strong following among the guitariati been trimmed, making room for an expanity but doesn’t require challenging one’s sonic sive atmosphere that’s well-suited to Dave right out of the gate. The band even got a sensibilities to enjoy. write-up in Guitar Player magazine a year after Davison’s folkie, full-throated vocals.” Slant But seeing the band live is a whole other Magazine called it “disorienting and thrilling.” it was founded. story, because that’s when it becomes clear The band is touring more than it ever has. “The key to Maps and Atlases’ topographic how much more lies beneath. It’s hitting Boise as part of a six-week U.S. tour, ‘tap-estry’ is the careful layering of counterThere are no keyboards, samples or laying on effects pedals as a crutch. What sounds like parts,” Guitar Player wrote, after commenting which was hot on the heels of a two-and-halfweek European tour, which came after multiple on the relative simplicity of the band’s gear. simple bouncy riffs aided by an echo-pedal on appearances at SXSW in March. However, like so many bands with a the record are revealed as dizzyingly complex “We’ve always toured a decent amount,” guitar lines synchronized between Davison, the surplus of instrumental prowess, it took a said Davison. “But we usually do shorter ones. few years for the band’s songwriting to shine band’s other guitarist Erin Elders and bassist This time, we ﬁgured we’d try to do everythrough its chops. Shiraz Dada. A seemingly straightforward where in one shot and then come back later, With Beware and Be Grateful, Maps and chord progression becomes a ﬁnger-ballet rather than breaking it up into two- or threeAtlases has deﬁnitely found the sweet spot, somewhere between a Van Halen solo and a week chunks.” with the complexity of the instrumental ﬂamenco riff. Davison said the secret to handling all the parts disguised in the Backing it up is the time on the road is not to think of it as time on smoothness of the ferocious drumming of the road so much as just time. songwriting. It’s someChris Hainey, whose With The Big Sleep and Hands, “I think a lot of times, younger bands have thing Davison said is style is like an ADD Friday, June 15, 8 p.m., $10. the perspective on touring where you’re thinkalmost becoming a hurricane. His beats NEUROLUX ing about it being like a one-time thing, or a problem but is also a might seem off-limits 111 N. 11th St. vacation kind of thing,” he said. “It’s different big part of what he beyond the bounds of 208-343-0886 neurolux.com likes so much about the when you’re not thinking about, like, this will noise-metal or free jazz be over in a week and then I’ll go back to a new album. if they didn’t pair so regular job. You just ﬁgure out how to live in a “The ﬁrst song on well with the layers of nomadic way.” the album, ‘Old and Gray,’ is fun to listen guitars. Davison said one of the biggest ways the to because there is a million vocal parts,” Maps and Atlases’ furious math-pop style band does that is with simple things like trying said Davison. “It’s fun to listen to things that may actually have its roots in Davison’s high to eat something speciﬁc to the location everyare impossible to hear outside that [record], school afﬁnity for rhythm. where it stops, instead of just staying up late because you can’t replicate it live.” “We were having fun jamming, just trying every night eating pizza. Davison said that much of the what the to do things in a really rhythmic way and cre“All you can really do is just do your ate different levels of harmony,” said Davison. band now wants to do in the studio is borthing,” said Davison. “And that’s what derline impossible to do live. But rather than A solo guitar track called “The Ongoing we’re doing.” shrink from those moments, band members Horrible” features Davison slapping the
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LISTEN HERE/GUIDE GUIDE RYAN WISSINGER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid
PARLOTONES—8 p.m. $10 adv., $12 door. Neurolux
STEADY RUSH—7:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub
ROBERT JAMES—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid
ALIVE AFTER FIVE—Featuring The Random Canyon Growlers with Sunnyvale String Band. 5 p.m. FREE. Grove Plaza
STEVE EATON AND PHIL GARONZIK—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
WAYNE COYLE—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge
BILL LILES—With Jack Holland. 6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown
SUMMER BEACH BLAST—With the Rocci Johnson Band. 9:30 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s
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BRANDON PRITCHETT—8:30 p.m. FREE. Reef
MICKEY AVALON, JUNE 15, KFCH Sometimes we all need to say hello to our hedonistic side and delight in some debauchery. The occasionally appalling and always-fun hip-hop of Mickey Avalon, who will play the Knitting Factory Friday, June 15, can provide just the right release. Avalon’s stop at the Knit won’t be his ﬁrst visit to the City of Trees—he’s rocked his low-slung skinny jeans on that stage a few times and gave a mini-performance at China Blue’s Christmas-themed party in December 2011. Avalon has transformed personal tragedy into triumph and gained notoriety in the past few years with songs featured in ﬁlms such as the The Hangover. He has also collaborated with Young Jeezy, Unwritten Law and Jermaine Dupri, among others. At every Avalon show, dance parties and screams abound with the quirky opening beats of “Jane Fonda” and the cringeworthy-yet-hilarious lyrics of “My Dick.” But Avalon will bring more than just the crowd favorites; he’s also promoting his new album, Loaded, which was released in April. —Sheree Whiteley 7:30 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show, $17-$45. Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St., 208-367-1212, bo.knittingfactory.com.
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DAN COSTELLO—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers FRIM FRAM FELLAS—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
THURSDAY JUNE 14
JERRY JOSEPH AND THE JACKMORMONS—8 p.m. $10. Neurolux
CARY JUDD—9 p.m. FREE. Reef
JIM FISHWILD—6 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow
DEAD SARA—8 p.m. FREE. Knitting Factory
JIMMY BIVENS—7 p.m. FREE. Curb
DEDICATED SERVERS—With Art Maddox, Nino Lobos and Sword of a Bad Speller. 9 p.m. $3. Red Room
KATIE MORELL—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian
DAN COSTELLO—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
NICKELBACK—With Bush, Seether and My Darkest Days. 6 p.m. $45-$75. Idaho Center
FRIM FRAM 4—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
PAMELA DEMARCHE—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown
LIKE A ROCKET—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s
PONY TIME—With Microbabies, Stickers and Deaf Kid. 8 p.m. $3. Red Room
LIVING WITH LIONS—With the Alltheways and P36. 9 p.m. $5. Shredder
THE RINGTONES—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
MELISSA ETHRIDGE—7 p.m. $35-$99.50. Eagle River Pavilion
GIZZARD STONE—7 p.m. FREE. Buster’s
MICKEY AVALON—See Listen Here, this page. 8:30 p.m. $17-$45. Knitting Factory MICKEY AVALON AFTERPARTY—9:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid MOTTO KITTY—9 p.m. $3. Kay and Traci’s 127 Club
FRIDAY JUNE 15
RIFF RAFF—9 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s
BLAZE AND KELLY—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub
RYAN WISSINGER—9 p.m. FREE. Solid
CHUCK SMITH—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
THE SHAUN BRAZELL QUARTET—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
DAN COSTELLO AND THE TRUCK STOP TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper
SPARE PARTS—7 p.m. FREE. Sockeye
DESERT NOISES—With Range Life. 8 p.m. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage FORREST DAY—10 p.m. $5. Reef GAYLE CHAPMAN—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid JIMMY BIVENS—9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s JUDGEMENT HAMMER—With Kadmin, Krystos, Unto the Legions and Mortal Enemy. 8 p.m. $5. Shredder MAPS AND ATLASES— With The Big Sleep and Hands. See Noise, Page 30. 7 p.m. $10. Neurolux
ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s
TAUGE AND FAULKNER—7 p.m. FREE. Angell’s TOM HOGARD—7:30 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s
SATURDAY JUNE 16 BRANDON PRITCHETT—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub DAN COSTELLO & THE TRUCK STOP TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper DEACON 5—9 p.m. FREE. Jumpin’ Janets
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GUIDE/LISTEN HERE GUIDE END OF ALL FLESH—With Mortal Ashes and Alef-Emet. 8 p.m. $3. Red Room ERIC GRAE—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill FRANK MARRA—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers GAYLE CHAPMAN—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid J. COBERLY SMITH AND TOWN BAND—9 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s JIM LEWIS—6 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Vista MOONDOGGIES—With Grand Falconer. See Listen Here, this page. 8 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux
WILLISON ROOS—7 p.m. FREE. Montego Bay
PUNK MONDAY—8 p.m. $3. Liquid
WORKING DJS—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s Basement
RILEY FRIEDMAN—6 p.m. FREE. Lulu’s
WEDNESDAY JUNE 20
SHAUN BRAZELL—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
ALIVE AFTER FIVE—Featuring Polecat with The Fav. 5 p.m. FREE. Grove Plaza
TRAVIS WARD—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid
THE BOURBON DOGS—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian
SUNDAY JUNE 17 ALEX RICHARDS BAND—8 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s BEN BURDICK—Noon. FREE. Grape Escape GREG PERKINS AND RICK CONNOLLY: THE SIDEMEN—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
DAN COSTELLO—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
TUESDAY JUNE 19 ANTIOQUIA—9:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid
JOHNNY SHOES—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid
BARBARA LAING—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid DAN COSTELLO—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
NEW TRANSIT—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
MUSIC FROM STANLEY—Featuring Like a Rocket and Bobby Gray. 4 p.m. FREE. Redﬁsh Lake Lodge
PATRICK RICE—7:30 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s
PAT RICE—1:30 p.m. FREE. Solid
RIFF RAFF—9 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s
RUSS PFEIFFER—10:30 a.m. FREE. Berryhill
MOTTO KITTY—9 p.m. $3. Kay and Traci’s 127 Club
ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s RYAN WISSINGER—9 p.m. FREE. Solid STEADY RUSH—10 p.m. $5. Reef TRIO43—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
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MONDAY JUNE 18
GOOD AMOUNT—With Angelo Harmsworth. 9 p.m. $5. Shredder
GIZZARD STONE—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s JAMES MCMURTY—With Bill Coffey. 8 p.m. $15. Neurolux RYAN WISSINGER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid SINIZEN AND MAKESHIFT INNOCENCE—9:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid SOUL SERENE—7:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub
JUSTIN LANTRIP—7 p.m. FREE. Sockeye
STEVE EATON AND PHIL GARONZIK—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
RADIO BOISE TUESDAYS—Featuring First Borns. 7 p.m. $3. Neurolux
SUMMER BEACH BLAST—With the Rocci Johnson Band. 9:30 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s
TRIO43—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
TRIO GRANDE—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
ENABLER—With Downsided. 9 p.m. $5. Shredder JOHN CAZAN—5 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock and Barrel
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THE MOONDOGGIES, JUNE 16, NEUROLUX A trip to Alaska inspired Moondoggies lead singer Kevin Murphy to pen the tracks on the band’s 2010 release, Tidelands. However, that record offers up none of the harshness of Alaska’s crippling winters, favoring sweet ruminations on the mist-cloaked beauty of the remote land. Similarly, the Seattle quintet’s moniker denotes none of the music’s seriousness, as it comes from a ﬁctional surfer-bum character who loved to catch waves by moonlight. With Tidelands, as much as the band’s 2008 freshman release, Don’t be a Stranger, and 2010’s You’ll Find No Answers Here, the band doesn’t chase after the overdone surfer rock genre. Rather, it focuses on an esoteric de-militarization of the line separating Americana and rock ’n’ roll, with hints of Bon Iver peppered throughout. Saturday, June 16, The Moondoggies will emerge from the woods with Boise’s Grand Falconer to entrance the Neurolux audience. —Andrew Crisp With Grand Falconer. 8 p.m., $8-$10. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., 208-343-0886, neurolux.com.
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Will Eichelberger is among the artists whose work will show at Art & Ale.
BOISE TURNS 150, ART & ALE TURNS TWO From Basque Block inhabitants to river rats to hard-partying college students, Boise’s culture is as diverse as the generations who have spent 150 years creating it. To kick off a yearlong celebration of Boise’s 150th anniversar y, the Boise City Department of Arts and Histor y is collecting written works that will create a conversation about the City of Trees and its intriguing histor y. “What we want to do is capture all sorts of reﬂections about Boise that would capture a moment in time,” said Margaret Marti, project manager for the Department of Arts and History. All submissions must somehow reﬂect one of the Boise 150 celebration’s three themes: enterprise, environment and community. “Those are pretty broadly interpreted,” said Marti. “We don’t know what we’re going to get at all. We’re trying not to have any preconceived notions at all because we hope that this will stir up excitement about [Boise’s history].” Anyone of any age is welcome to submit work for consideration. All entries must be no longer than 1,500 words and submitted by noon Saturday, Sept. 15. Complete rules and an online submission form can be found at boiseartsandhistory.org. And speaking of submission, Payette Brewing Company and the C.O.T arts, culture and music blog want revelers to submit to their call to have a good time at the second Art & Ale event. On Saturday, June 16, Payette will ﬁll with several local artists and musicians during this free event, which takes place from noon to 10 p.m. “It’s a cool way to see the local art and talent right here in Boise,” said Sheila Francis, marketing director for Payette. Local artists include Tony Caprai, known for his dark oil paintings of night scenes, as well as Will Eichelberger, Sector 17 and more. Artwork can be purchased at the event. The Dirty Moogs, Jac Sound, Haven Snow and others will perform live music throughout the day. The ﬁrst Art & Ale took place in February and Francis hopes the event will become a quarterly shindig. “C.O.T are just good friends of ours,” she said. “We had the space and thought, ‘Why not try it?’” Big Daddy’s BBQ and Saint Lawrence Gridiron food trucks will be onsite as well. The event is 21 and older. —Christina Marﬁce and Jessica Murri
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SUREL’S PLACE A new artist-in-residency program blossoms in Garden City ANDREW CRISP Karen Bubb, Boise Department of Arts and At the corner of 33rd and Carr streets, near History’s public arts manager. the Boise River in Garden City, sits Surel Now Garden City has renamed the neighMitchell’s quiet, well manicured home. The borhood, which encompasses Visual Arts streets there are devoid of sidewalks, chainCollective, Woman of Steel Gallery and Surel’s link fences ring the yards of nearby homes and Place, as the Surel Mitchell Live, Work, Create car-ﬁlled lots pepper the streetscape. District. The district extends from the Boise But behind the scenes, the neighborhood is River to the Bench, and from 37th Street to changing. After Mitchell’s death in 2011, her the Riverside Hotel. daughter Rebecca Mitchell joined members “Right now that area is changing quite a of the Boise arts community to transform the bit,” said Jenah Thornborrow with Garden residence—half home, half art studio—into City’s Development Services. “The genesis of the Treasure Valley’s newest artist-in-residence the idea was when Surel Mitchell passed away, program: Surel’s Place. it was a way to recognize her as being instru“Ultimately, her home is just a metaphor mental in the creation of that area.” for her heart—a unique, comfortable space Thornborrow said Mitchell’s presence where all sorts of people gathered and felt helped nurture the arts scene now blooming safe,” daughter Rebecca said, in a eulogy for in the area. Surel’s her mother. Place organizers Stories from friends believe they can help reference Mitchell’s For more information on the program and to cultivate a new crop dinner parties and her download an application, visit of artists who will never-ending sociality. surelsplace.org. continue Mitchell’s The space gives an imvision. Applicants will pression of its former be chosen by their owner: light ﬂoods the medium for stays ranging from a few weeks to building and provides a warm glow. A large a few months. Organizers hope that the quiet wooden table sits near the door, which served as a utilitarian-but-still-beautiful work surface, neighborhood, within sight of the river and its greenery, will help inspire artists. and the living room lacks a television. “We’d like people to be able to have that “She was just a very quirky, unusual, same, really satisfying experience that my strong-willed, strong-minded, hilarious, spirmom had in this house,” said Rebecca. ited person. She was her own person,” said
The project’s organizers hope the space can retain that nurturing charm to allow an artist freedom from economic woes while creating. “Artists are often economically marginalized,” said Michael Cordell, board member and Enso Artspace artist. “It’s a huge cost savings to be able to have a space under one mortgage—work and live.” Surel’s Place will provide free rent, utilities, Wi-Fi, a modest living stipend and use of bicycles. A space for living and creating was essential to Mitchell, Rebecca explained. “There would be times where she’s working like a maniac, and there would be times where maybe she would be doing more reading,” Rebecca said. “You don’t have to plan, you don’t have to drive there. It could be 8 o’clock in the morning or 8 o’clock at night.” Cordell said spending that much time close to one’s art allows for reﬂection on the work. Like most everyone else who knew Mitchell, he was familiar with her process. “She would sit here and review last night’s work,” he said. “‘This needs this, that or the other thing. And all of a sudden, I know what it means.’” Surel’s Place will apply for 501(c)(3) nonproﬁt status by the end of June and the artists will be chosen by a board, on which Bubb will serve as a member. While the City of Boise won’t be an ofﬁcial sponsor of the project, Bubb will be involved in its creation. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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A live-work residency program has been put in place to honor Surel Mitchell.
“They’ll submit applications for what they want to do there, what their medium is,” said Bubb. “We see one person in there at a time. They’ll be taken on a rotating basis based on what they’re working on.” Everyone working on the Surel’s Place project said they had a personal connection to the woman, which was sparked by her artwork. “I met her when I was 16,” said Bubb. “I was on a tour from my art class at Bishop Kelly to visit her studio. I really loved her work. ... I became a groupie. I just started coming back and hanging out.” During those days, Mitchell shared a studio in the basement of the Fifth Street Belgravia Building. She worked in the back of the rented space with local artists Edith Hope and Maureen Boyle at the front. “We stayed in touch. I went to school in New York, and I would see her there when she came back to visit her sister,” said Bubb. “I got to know her family well.” Out at the home on May 21, Surel’s sister, Vicki Tosher, said the live-work idea was one they grew up with. Their father, Ulek, was a furniture maker and painter. He had a workshop separate from the home, adjacent to an attached art studio. “You’d walk through his studio, and then there was his furniture shop. My dad had a live-create-work space—it just now dawned on me. He would be on his way to work in his shop, and he would literally stop and paint a few strokes and then continue on to his shop,” Tosher said. Originally from New York City, Mitchell grew up in Pennsylvania. After moving to Idaho in the 1970s, she slowly established Boise as her new home through art. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
“That was Surel’s mentality—you live where you create, where you do your artwork,” said board member Suzanne Knibbe. “I think it just adds to your ability to be creative.” After serving as a docent for Boise Art Museum, Mitchell served on the museum’s board and helped with the Boise Open Studios Collective Organization and the annual Modern Art event. Mitchell dealt with numerous health issues toward the end of her life. Though she quit smoking 20 years ago, she was diagnosed with lung cancer six months before her death. Because of that, the project accepts only nonsmoking applicants. “It still came back to get her in the end,” said Rebecca. “So that’s deﬁnitely nonnegotiable.” In the ﬁnal six months of Mitchell’s life, Rebecca left her job and family in Washington, D.C., and cared for her ailing mother. People poured into the home to show their love in Mitchell’s waning days. “I am drunk with love and gratitude for all of you. You nourished us spiritually, intellectually and physically,” Rebecca said at the funeral. When Mitchell passed away in 2011, a promise was made to transform her home into a lasting testimony. In lieu of ﬂowers, mourners sent donations—$10,000 to date. “So many of you came to her for the same reason I came to her,” said Rebecca at the funeral. “She inspired you during some small private moment, or a piece of her art made you see the world, or maybe her smile and laughter or wisdom healed some broken part of you.”
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DOCTOR’S ORDER Hysteria offers plenty of buzz in vibrator story GEORGE PRENTICE Hysteria, a saucy, provocative but never pretentious diversion, is a rare sex comedy where women are in on the joke. While there are thousands of ﬁlms that joke about or even simulate sex, all too often females serve as plot devices at best and props at worst. But in director Tanya Wexler’s full-oflife chucklefest regarding the invention of the vibrator, women are not only having a jolly good time up on the big screen (and in a particular doctor’s stirrups) but they offer historical consideration to an issue that is as contemporary as the 2012 Idaho Legislature: a woman’s choice regarding her body. In fact, I couldn’t help but envision the John-Smythe (played by a wonderful Rupert male-dominated Idaho Statehouse as I Everett) and feminist ﬁrebrand Charlotte watched Hysteria’s dramatization of 1880s Dalrymple (Maggie Gyllenhaal). The ﬁlm London—a repressed patriarchy of men covers plenty of landscape but sails along at who dismiss women’s depression or anxiety a nice, peppy pace, as emotional “hystepausing occasionally ria.” Fast-forward for a smart snicker or 130 years and we had HYSTERIA (R) full chortle. this year’s proposed Directed by Tanya Wexler Granville, suffering legislation from ReStarring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy and from what we considpublican Sen. Chuck Rupert Everett er today as carpel tunWinder, insisting that Opens on Friday, June 15 at The Flicks nel syndrome due to a he knew better than nonstop carrousel of an Idaho woman refemale patients needgarding her reproductive rights, urging a mandatory, pre-abortion ing clitoral massage to relieve their hysteria, turns to John-Smythe, an original steampunk ultrasound. Put Winder into a morning coat and top hat and he might have ﬁt quite nicely gearhead of gadgetry. Together, they retroﬁt a motorized feather duster into … well, you get into a trussed-up Victorian age. where this is going, don’t you? Hysteria is the (mostly true) tale of young But it is Granville and Dalrymple’s sparksDr. Mortimer Granville (Hugh Dancy) and his ﬂy-when-they’re-together relationship that is invention of the mechanical vibrator, along the sweet soul of the ﬁlm. A suffragette two with a bit of help from inventor Edmund St.
Hysteria gives off good vibrations.
decades before the phrase was coined, Dalrymple runs a halfway house/soup kitchen in London’s shadows, pushing back against convention and, any chance she can, male domination. Gyllenhaal embodies her role with effortless charm—a clever force of nature and always comfortable in her own skin. “I do think [sex] makes us ﬂushed and uncomfortable,” said Gyllenhaal at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2011, when I ﬁrst saw the ﬁlm. “I just don’t think people talk about it very much.” But there’s plenty to talk about, and enjoy, with Hysteria. For the record though, my sense is that distributors did an abysmal job of promoting this movie. Gyllenhaal and Dancy are swell, the production values are top notch and the story is highly original. They should have trusted audiences more to ﬁnd, accept and embrace the ﬁlm. Hysteria is crafted with a steady hand to a satisfying climax.
SCREEN/LISTINGS Opening PEACE, LOVE AND MISUNDERSTANDING—Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Chace Crawford, Rosanna Arquette, Kyle MacLachlan and Elizabeth Olsen star in this comedy about an uptight New York City lawyer who takes her two spirited teenagers to her hippie mother’s farmhouse. (R) The Flicks ROCK OF AGES—Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Akerman, Mary J. Blige, Alec Baldwin and Tom Cruise star in this ﬁlm about a rock ’n’ roll romance. (PG-13) Edwards 9, 12, 14, 22
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THAT’S MY BOY—Adam Sandler tries to reconnect with his son (Andy Samberg) in this comedy. (R) Edwards 9, 12, 14, 22
Special Screenings THE ALIGNMENT WITHIN—A documentary from director and Mayan expert Jose Jaramillo on the Mayan calendar and the 2012 cosmic connection. Jaramillo will give a lecture and host a question-and-answer session. Admission includes a DVD and your Mayan Calendar Day sign. Friday, June 15-Saturday, June 16, 7 p.m. $25. Sage Yoga and Wellness, 242 N. Eighth St., Ste. 200, Boise, 208-338-5430, sageyogaboise.com.
FOR THE NEXT 7 GENERATIONS—A winner of numerous independent, documentary and indigenous ﬁlm festival awards. Join Grandmother Flordemayo, elder and universal healer from the highlands of Central America, as she introduces the ﬁlm and shares the mission and wisdom of the Grandmothers. Enjoy local music during intermission and end the evening with a questionand-answer session with Grandmother Flordemayo. Get discounted tickets
at brownpapertickets.com. Saturday, June 16, 4-8 p.m. $10 adv., $15 door. Grace Place, 3008 Grace St., Boise. WHERE THE YELLOWSTONE GOES— A documentary of a 30-day drift-boat journey down the longest undammed river in the lower 48. Presented by Trout Headwaters, Inc. Tuesday, June 19, 7 p.m. $10. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, egyptiantheatre.net.
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WAITING FOR BEAR Idaho’s bear-hunting regulations have a long history BY RANDY KING
WET AND WILD June 9-10 was a big weekend for both hard-core competitors and being really wet (and rather cold). In fact, the cold, rainy, windy weather actually forced the ofﬁcials of the Ironman 70.3 Boise to cut the epic race short, reducing the length of the bike ride from more than 50 miles to just 12 out of fear that a cold swim and miserable weather would put competitors at risk for hypothermia. Boise Weekly intern Emily Anderson reported that while some of racers were disappointed with the cut, others who came to the ﬁnish line with blue-tinged lips weren’t too upset by the decision. “I’ve never been so cold in my life,” said A.J. Baucco, a veteran Ironmanner from Ohio, who ﬁnished 24th. “I’ve done a lot of these: New Orleans, Kansas, Mexico, fuck, you name it. And that sucked.” Despite the cuts, the real drama came at the ﬁnish line when two New Zealanders— Callum Millward and Matty Reed—made Ironman history when they tied, crossing the ﬁnish line in 2 hours, 13 minutes and 18 seconds. After three hours of deliberation, both were awarded $10,000 checks. In the women’s race, Jodie Swallow of Great Britain ﬁnished at the head of the pack, with a time of 2 hours, 29 minutes. Speed and water were also the focus a bit further north at the inaugural North Fork Championship. The kayaking race held on the North Fork of the Payette River attracted top talent from around the world and across the country, who all wanted to try their skills on the Jacob’s Ladder rapid. More than 30 racers tried to make it through the three-quarter-mile-long rapid as quickly as possible, but in the end, it was an Idahoan who came out on top. Hailey resident Ryan Casey, 35, showed a ﬁeld of younger competitors what 20 years of paddling will get you—a ﬁrst-place ﬁnish, a check for $4,000, and a trip to the Whitewater Grand Prix in Chile in December. BW intern Jessica Murri was on hand to watch Casey claim the title with a time of 2 minutes, 17 seconds. According to Murri, the win was a surprise even for Casey. “It’s anybody’s ballgame with the course we had today. Could have gone to anybody,” Casey said. “I feel really lucky.” Second place went to Tyler Brandt from Missoula, Mont., who won $2,000, and third place went to Canadian Mikkel St. Jean-Duncan. Catch up on the action from both the Ironman and North Fork Championship with slideshows and videos at boiseweekly.com. —Deanna Darr
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Sitting in a tree stand with a Kermit the Frog doll is not what I would call a normal day. The trail cameras set up on the bear bait indicated that a cinnamon-colored bear had been coming to feed at about 8:30 p.m., so I set myself in the tree stand at about 5 p.m., giving me and the bear plenty of time in either direction. When I had showed the pictures of the cinnamon bear to my kids, they started calling it “Fozzie”—yes, after the Muppet character of the same color. As I settled into the stand, I noticed a green arm sticking out of my backpack. I investigated and found a 14-inch green doll—another Muppet character. So there we were, Kermit and I, hunting a cinnamon bear my boys nicknamed Fozzie, silently waiting for a bear to saunter into the bait about 30 yards in front of me. I had gotten my spring tag easily. Idaho, unlike other Northwest states, sells its spring bear tags over the counter. Almost all units with bears have a two-month season as well—mid-April to mid-June is normal. Some units even have a two-bear harvest limit. The season is a month longer than that for turkey and about seven weeks longer than most elk seasons. With the few bears I have actually seen in the wilds of Idaho, I began to wonder why we had such a liberal bear hunting season. Apparently, Idaho has an abundance of black bears, and that wealth has its beneﬁts and its drawbacks, according to Craig White, a biologist for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. “The reason that we have so many black bear in Idaho is our abundance of forested
Eventually, two Idaho biologists, John Beecham and John Rohlman, started studying the subject of Idaho black bears. The culmination of their work was the book Shadows in the Forest: Idaho’s Black Bear. According to White, the book and associated research “totally changed our bear management system” and led Idaho to have “some of the highest bear populations anywhere, especially in the Lolo and Lochsa areas.” The effective management increased populations, the increased populations affected the elk calf survival and thus the elk herds. In order to help the elk herds, IDFG allows spring bear hunting. Oregon also allows limited bear hunting in the spring but has a different set of rules. First, a hunter’s name needs to be drawn from a random lottery. Additionally, it is illegal to hunt over bait or to chase and tree bears with dogs. Both of those activities, within certain parameters, are legal in Idaho. Asked to explain the difference in the two states’ laws, White said: “People have different values on things. Some don’t feel that it’s fair chase to hunt bears with dogs. ... It is just a cultural values thing.” So there I was sitting over a completely legal bear baiting station looking at the backside of Bogus Basin. Baiting is not an exact science, but it is close. In some areas, at least those with cellphone reception, you can actually watch your bait cameras in real time. They will remotely turn off and on with movement on the bait. To run a bear bait, a hunter needs to register the site with the IDFG. Many rules apply to what is allowed to be used as bait. The basics are: no game animals, no game ﬁsh and 200 yards from the nearest road. Bears, like humans, are omnivores and will eat just about anything. Popular baits are things like popcorn and cull onions, or anything that is sweet. They love them some sugar. JAM ES LLOYD
Matty Reed (left) and Callum Millward (right) sprint for the ﬁnish of the Boise IronMan 70.3. Race ofﬁcials declared that there was no clear winner.
habitat,” White said. But having an abundance of bears is not always a good thing. “By the late ’90s, the Lolo and Lochsa areas were suffering from a lower-than-normal elk herd population. Bottom line is that black bears have an effect on elk calf mortality. ... Spring bear hunting season essentially allowed for our elk calves to survive in the ﬁrst 30 days. We liberalized the black bear season to help elk calf survival,” said White. “In 1943, black bears were classiﬁed as a big game animal in Idaho, but it wasn’t until 1973 that resident hunters were required to have a tag in their possession while hunting. Before that, there was little protection provided and you could just about shoot at anytime.” Bear populations were low and the creature lacked respect from the conservation and hunting communities.
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LISTINGS/REC REC Being creatures of habit, bears will often get into a routine with the bait site. They will hit at speciﬁc times of day, most often in the late evening and early morning. The goal for a hunter is to sneak in to the bait site and wait for the bear to show up for a meal. On the hunter’s end, this is often an expensive proposition. About twice a week during bear season, they have to haul up hundreds of pounds of food to keep the bears interested in the site. Gas, time and the cost of food are prohibitive to all but the most dedicated. Another method of bear hunting is the old-school European method of hound dogs. The dogs catch the scent of a bear and then chase the creature until, exhausted, the bear climbs a tree. The hunter, following the sounds of the dogs barking or maybe a GPS attached to the hounds, approaches the bear and dispatches it. This long-held tradition comes in a direct line from fox and stag hunters in the old world. Again, this is an expensive proposition. Specially trained dogs, expensive equipment, the danger of wolves killing your dogs and fuel alone make running bear dogs prohibitive. And another law that applies to most takes in Idaho does not apply to bears: the wanton waste law. Essentially, a hunter can shoot a bear and leave everything but the skull and hide behind. The meat will be eaten by other creatures, surely, but the whole notion of killing and not eating a big game animal is a tough pill to swallow. “It is a decision made by the [Fish and Game] Commission. Bear meat isn’t required to be salvaged. The rule has gone back and forth over the years. We have let the rule become more liberal to help reduce the population. Bear are not a species that most want to eat, it is a predator,” said White. “Also, some areas are very difﬁcult to get in and out of. So we don’t ask the hunters to pull the meat out that they might not eat anyway.” White added: “We encourage animals to be used to the fullest extent. We require the bear hide and skull to be removed. They are often used as an educational tool. “Black bears are an awesome species to view but we need to control them so we can have elk as well. In most areas, we are meeting our goals and objectives.” Bear meat also has a few problems of its own according to naturalist and author Steven Rinella. He notes that bears tend to have a trichinosis problem, the disease that until this year, the FDA thought pigs would give you so they asked that you cook your pork to well done. Rinella notes that “in Montana’s Lincoln and Sanders counties, 100 percent of the bears tested over 6 years of age have tested positive for the parasite.” The bears get the disease by eating trash that contains the round worm Trichina Spiralis. Rinella added in an article posted to petersonshunting. com that, “nowadays, over 90 percent of U.S. trichinosis cases are attributable to bear meat.” While Rinella notes the potential dangers of bear meat, he concluded his article with advice on cooking it. The best way to deal with the trichinosis problem in bears is to cook the meat past 137 degrees. This almost assuredly will kill the bug and any chance you have of contacting it. “Remember,” Rinella wrote, “you killed it, you eat it.” For me, bait hunting bear is an exercise in patience, listening for the cracking of sticks that indicate something walking into the bait. Staying awake is the hardest part. But off in the distance, I heard a shufﬂe and my eyes caught a streak of cinnamon making its way through the brush. Excuse me, I think Kermit and I have some work to do … saving elk calves. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
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THE OTHER SIX DAYS Boise Co-op’s new shop is all about man’s best friends.
CO-OP OPENS NEW PET SHOP Canned food lines the shelves at a new store next to the Boise Co-op Wine Shop. One ﬁve-star entree includes turkey, duck, chicken, sweet potatoes, carrots, peas and granny smith apples. But this gourmet grub is not meant for man, it’s for his best friend. The co-op unofﬁcially opened the new Co-op Pet Shop on June 4. The store carries all of the co-op’s previous pet goods, along with a 30-percent increase in product, including bulk dog and cat food and doggie ice cream (coming soon). The shop also stocks do-it-yourself dog food, some of which suggests adding meat. Zachary Jones, pet supply buyer for Boise Co-op, pitched the idea of an off-site pet supply store 18 months ago and the coop’s current renovation plans ﬁnally made it possible. The co-op will soon add self-serve islands to the deli and put in a dining area. Changing the location of the pet products to outside the main store will help make room for these alterations. The Co-op Pet Shop will hold its grand opening on Monday, June 25, and will operate Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. And in other animal food news, Payette Brewing Company recently announced that it will be donating its spent brewing grains to Idaho Fish and Game for beer bear bait. “Idaho Fish and Game will be using our spent grains to safely trap bears for research, relocation, whatever IDF does,” Payette wrote on Facebook. And in other brews news, Bogus Brewing’s Collin Rudeen is adapting the CSA, or community supported agriculture, model for beer. Bogus plans to offer a CSB membership and eventually open its taproom doors, which will likely be in Garden City, to the public. According to its website: “What’s really cool about this idea is that it will give us the ﬂexibility to have a ton of variety and experimentation ... And of course, you’ll getting something new and exciting ever y month with your CSB membership.” Bogus Brewing is currently raising funds for the ﬁrst phase of the project on Kickstarter. As of press time, it has raised over $9,000 of it’s $30,000 goal. And in sadder news, Twig’s Cellar ofﬁcially shut its doors on June 8. According to a press release: “The economy has taken its toll on us and at some point one must make the decision not to continue. We will be open for wine only (no food) on Thursday, May 14, from 4-10 p.m. to visit with all our wonderful customers and say goodbye to the cellar.”
How local farms prepare for the Capital City Public Market JACLYN BRANDT Boiseans wake up early on summer Saturday mornings for the chance to get the freshest lettuce, the plumpest tomatoes or out-ofthis-world onions. But for the vendors at the Capital City Public Market, their day doesn’t just begin when the sun comes up on Saturday. For many, readying for the weekly market is a yearlong process. Rice Family Farms is one of the larger farms at the market, with a 28-acre certiﬁed organic operation located in Meridian. “We are going to start harvesting another row of red leaf for the co-op and then we will start harvesting for the market,” said Irene LaLee Rice operates a 28-acre certiﬁed organic farm outside Meridian. Rice Family Farms gunas, farm supervisor at Rice Family Farms. is one of the largest farm vendors at the weekly market. Lagunas stood in the middle of a large ﬁeld full of lettuce, kale, chard and onions. “I think those are banana peppers,” Timm earlier one year to get tomatoes to the market That weekend, farmers began transplanting before anyone else. said, pointing to a plant nestled between sweet potatoes, and later in the year they’ll “The one time we planted in December, some jalapenos and herbs, “But I didn’t plant plant tomatoes. It was one of many ﬁelds on our gas bill ended up being $15,000,” said any of those this year.” the property, which also houses greenhouses Janell. Timm and his employees watch over the and at least three residences. The homes of They didn’t try that again. Gilbert and Lee Rice, father and son, sit next plants in the greenhouses, and watering is But for all the large farms with multiple done automatically on a timer. Janell has her to each other at the end of a private road own shed out back. When the plants are har- avenues for selling their products, there are with ﬁelds on either side. also many small vendors whose Saturday vested, a minimum of three times per week, Gilbert, the patriarch of the family who market sales comprise a large part of their they are brought to the shed and she takes started Rice Family Farms 20 years ago, over, stickering and separating the vegetables. income. passed away May 24 at the age of 91. If you venture down Idaho Street at the “I come in here and turn the music up,” Though his death dealt a big blow to the market, you’ll notice four booths run by Janell said. “They love the music.” family, the vegetables still needed tending. refugees, where you can ﬁnd everything from The shed is stacked 5 feet high with Lagunas’ path to the farm was also kale to herbs to freshly cooked sambusas, a boxes of tomatoes. There are boxes for the through her family. fried breakfast concoction. Saturday Market, boxes for fruit stands and “I started working here when I was 15,” “We harvest for the market on Fridays; boxes for grocery stores, even boxes for retail she said. “My dad worked here, and we it takes about four to six hours,” said Elysia behemoth Walmart. And those unsuitable to would come after school to help out.” sell are not wasted—many are Ewing, marketing coordinator for Global Lagunas left the business to Gardens, a nonproﬁt that takes donated land either canned or fed to their work in the corporate world and teaches refugees how to farm and mandonkeys. but returned three years ago to The Capital City Public age it. “At one time or another, work full time. Market runs every Saturday “Many of them were farmers in their we have sold to every store in “I love it here because there through December from country,” said Ewing. “We teach them the area,” said Timm. is something different every 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on how to harvest the plants that grow in our Because this farm is the Eighth Street from Bannock day,” she said. Street to The Grove; Idaho climate.” family’s bread and butter, The Rice family’s story is Street between Capital BouRefugees work their own plots, all of changes in climate, diseases similar to others at the market. levard and Ninth Street. which are at least one-quarter acre, and then and other factors can affect “Our land is probably their livelihoods not just in the sell the veggies at the market. Global Gardens worth more than the business, also has a Community Supported Agriculture short term, but for an entire but this is our living,” said program. A customer who signs up for a CSA Janell Hathaway, one of the owners of H&H year or more. Though Janell explained that share pays a ﬂat $415 fee and receives a box planting in a greenhouse rather than a ﬁeld Farms. minimizes harm, she said they still have many of veggies each week throughout the season. H&H Farms sits at the end of a road litGlobal Gardens has property all over factors to deal with. tered with suburban houses in Eagle. Timm Boise, including at local businesses such as “These plants need to be babied,” she Hathaway’s father moved to Idaho to start Grace Assisted Living and the Girl Scouts. said. “They are very volatile to things.” the farm, and Timm followed 23 years ago “We are always looking for land to Weather is another factor. H&H normally from Washington. be donated,” Ewing said. plants in January and begins harvesting in The farm consists of four large greenThe program helps refugees choose 41 April. But because very few farms produce houses, full of different types of tomatoes, which vegetables to grow, and the tomatoes before this, they decided to plant jalapenos, cucumbers, herbs and peppers.
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CHARDONNAY: THE JUDGMENT OF BOISE In 1976, the tasting known as the Judgment of Paris put California on the world wine map. Chardonnay and cabernet from the Golden State more than held their own against some of the top guns from France. We did our own mini-Judgment, pitting four California chardonnays against four from France. I’m a self-confessed lover of white burgundy, but again, California proved worthy, taking three of the top four spots: 2010 LA COTE BLANCHE MACON-VILLAGES CHARDONNAY, $13.99 Fermented in stainless steel, this no-oak wine has gone through malolactic fermentation, adding a deﬁnite richness to the nose, while taming the acidity. You get ﬂoral aromas of honeyed citrus and ﬁg. Round and ripe in the mouth, this wine’s lime and melon ﬂavors are bright and lively. This was the sole French entry to make the cut. 2011 MORGAN METALLICO UN-OAKED CHARDONNAY, $20 Hailing from Monterey, Calif., this wine sees no oak and no malolactic fermentation. The result is pure chardonnay with lively citrus and pear aromas, colored by touches of tarragon, white pepper and lavender. Sweet citrus and peach ﬂavors are nicely balanced by food-friendly acidity. 2010 SONOMA-CUTRER CHARDONNAY, $21 A California classic from the Russian River region, this wine is partially barrel fermented then aged in oak for nine months, which results in a well-integrated wood inﬂuence. The nose is ﬁlled with ﬂoral fruit backed by mineral, herb and butter with a hint of caramel. Crisp acidity balances creamy peach, apple and lime with a hint of spice on the ﬁnish. 2010 STARRY NIGHT CHARDONNAY, $17.99 This wine is another barrel-fermented Russian River entry. You deﬁnitely get toasty oak notes on the nose, along with pear, peach and quince. The oak colors the palate as well, adding touches of smoke and vanilla to the tropical fruit ﬂavors. A bit of minerality comes through on the ﬁnish and lingers nicely.
winter months are spent learning growing, harvesting and even marketing methods. Though Saturday market sales subsidize their incomes, many refugee farmers also have other jobs. “[He] works for a laundry company, [she] works for the school district,” said Ewing, pointing to different workers at the booths. A number of farms with booths at the Capital City Public Market also sell to local stores. Global Gardens provides produce to Boise Co-op, Three Girls Catering, Open Table Catering and the new Farm and Garden Produce stand in Hyde Park. Rice Family Farms also sells at the co-op, select Albertsons locations and the Sunday Market in Bown Crossing, among others. H&H is a rarity at the Saturday market, in that only a small percentage of what they produce makes it to the market. “Our setup at the market is very minimal,” said Timm. “Only about 2 percent of what we do is for the market.” But H&H still preps for the market all week, as Janell sorts out which tomatoes will go to which store, market or restaurant. Rice Family Farms, like Global Gardens, harvests for the market on Friday. It boxes up what it expects to sell and loads it into a truck. The boxes are then brought to another area of the farm, where they are washed. “We harvest for the Saturday Market and Sunday Market at the same time because we don’t harvest on weekends,” said Lagunas. Lagunas said there are very rarely leftovers from the Saturday Market, unless something out of their control happens, like rain. “Sometimes we even sell out before the market is over,” she said. 40
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The names and addresses of the Petitioner’s nearest relatives are: Kendal G. Eyre (Father) 3033 Chieftain Way, Boise, ID 83709 Rebecca Eyre (Mother) 3033 Chieftain Way, Boise, ID 83709 Jerem Eyre (Brother 1628 Renaissance Way, Springﬁeld, UT 84663 Brookann Hessing (Sister) 3831 N. Bryce Canyon Pl., Meridian,ID 83646 Corey Eyre (Brother) 1602 S. Juanita St., Boise ID 83706 Shannon Willardson (Sister) 366 East 100 South, Provo, UT 84606 Trevor Eyre (Brother) 6981 N. Swift St., Portland, OR 97203 Alicia Eyre (Sister) 175 West 3rd South, Rexburg, ID 83440 Such petition shall be heard at 130 p.m. on 26 day of July, 2012, or at such time as the court may appoint, and objections may be ﬁles by any person who can, in such objections, show to the court a good reason against such a change of name. WITNESS my hand and seal of said District Court this 25 day of May, 2012. By DEIDRE PRICE Clerk DATED this 25th day of May, 2012. BRADLEY B. B. POOLE Pub. June 13, 20, 27 & July 4, 2012. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO. IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Tamara Lynn Higginbotham
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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): It’s time for your right hand to find out what your left hand has been doing lately and vice versa. They’ve been attending to their separate agendas for a while, and now it would be wise to have them work together. As they get reacquainted, a bit of friction would be understandable. You may have to serve as a mediator. Try to get them to play nicely with each other for a while before jumping in to the negotiations about how best they can cooperate in the future. And be very firm with them: no slapping or fighting allowed. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Some relationships that you call friendships may be little more than useful connections or affiliations that enhance your power and influence. There’s no shame in that. But it’s also a smart idea to make sure that at least some of your alliances are rooted primarily in pure affection. You need to exchange energy with people who don’t serve your ambitions so much as they feed your soul. The coming weeks will be an excellent time to cultivate friendships like that. Take good care of those you have and be alert for the possibility of starting a new one. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Do you remember what you were doing between July 2000 and June 2001? Think back. Did anything happen then that felt like a wild jumpstart, or a series of epiphanies, or a benevolent form of shock therapy? Were you forcibly dislodged from a rut by an adversary who eventually became an ally? Did you wake up from a sleepy trance you didn’t even know you had been in? I’m guessing that at least some of those experiences will be returning in the coming months but on a higher octave this time. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Author Steven Covey describes your “circle of concern” as everything you’re concerned with or worried about. Your “circle of influence,” on the other hand, is anything that’s within your ability to change right now. For example, you may have general long-term questions or anxieties about the future of your health. That’s your circle of concern. But your circle of influence contains specific actions you can take to affect your health today, like eating good food, getting enough sleep, and doing exercise. What I’m seeing for you, Cancerian, is that the coming weeks will be an excellent time to spend less time in your circle of concern and more in your circle of influence. Stop fantasizing about what may or may not happen and simply take charge of the details that will make a difference.
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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): There’s a wild zoo northwest of Seattle. You can drive your car through acres of land where large animals are allowed to roam. When I took the tour, I stopped my rented Dodge Stratus by the side of the road to get a better look at a humongous buffalo with a humped back and a long woolly beard. It lumbered over to where I was parked and, for the next five minutes, thoroughly licked my windshield with its enormous purple tongue. My head was just inches away from its primal power, and yet I was safe and relaxed and perfectly amused. I wouldn’t be surprised if you had a comparable experience sometime soon, Leo. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In the biblical book of Genesis, Jacob had a dream of angels ascending and descending a ladder that went up to heaven. I recommend that you try to incubate a similar dream, or else do some meditations in which you visualize that scene. It would help prime your psyche for one of this week’s top assignments, which is to be adaptable as you go back and forth between very high places and very low places. Heaven and Earth need to be better connected. So do the faraway and the close-at-hand, as well as the ideal and the practical. And you’re the right person for the job. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Thomas Edison said something to the effect that a person who is thoroughly satisfied is probably a failure. I guess he meant that if you’re not always pushing to make your life better, you must not have very high standards or passionate goals. While I can see the large grains of truth in that theory, I don’t think it applies in all cases—like for you right now. During the upcoming period, it will make sense for you to be content with the state of your life just as it is. To do so won’t make you lazy and complacent. Just the opposite, in fact: It will charge your psychic batteries and create a reservoir of motivational energy for the second half of 2012. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Actress Annalynne McCord has rebelled against what she calls “Hollywood’s perfection requirement.” Lately, she has been appearing in public without makeup on. She has even encouraged paparazzi to snap photos. “I’m not perfect,” she says, “and that’s OK with me.” I nominate her to be your role model in the coming weeks, Scorpio. You will be able to stir useful blessings for yourself by being loyal to the raw truth. You can gain power by not hiding anything. (And yes, I realize that statement is in conflict with the core Scorpionic philosophy.) Here’s my guarantee: It’ll be fun to be free of unrealistic images and showy deceptions.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Nineteenth-century Russian novelist Ivan Turgenev once called his fellow novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky a “pimple on the face of literature.” But more than 100 years after that crude dismissal, Dostoyevsky is a much more highly regarded and influential writer than Turgenev. Use this as inspiration, Sagittarius, if you have to deal with anyone’s judgmental appraisals of you in the coming days. Their opinions will say more about them than about you. Refresh your understanding of the phenomenon of projection, in which people superimpose their fantasies and delusions on realities they don’t see clearly. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Take a few deep breaths. It’s important not to get overly worked up about your recent diversion from the Truth and the Way. I mean, it’s not like you sold heroin to high-school students or dumped toxic waste into a mountain stream, right? It’s true that you’ve incurred a minor karmic debt that will ultimately have to be repaid. And yes, you’ve been reminded that you can’t allow yourself to lower your standards even slightly. But I doubt any of it will matter in five years—especially if you atone now. So please go ahead and give yourself a spanking, make a definitive plan to correct your error and start cruising in the direction of the next chapter of your life story. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Have you ever tried to drink from a fire hose? The sheer amount and force of the water shooting out the end makes it hard to actually get any moisture in your mouth, let alone enjoy the process. On the other hand, it is kind of entertaining and it does provide a lot of material to tell funny stories about later on. But are those good enough reasons to go ahead and do it? I say no. That’s why I advise you, metaphorically speaking, to draw your sustenance from a more contained flow in the coming week. Cultivate a relationship with a resource that gives you what you really need. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The coming week will be an excellent time to declare your independence from anything that depresses, obsesses or oppresses you. You will attract help from unexpected sources if you take that brave action. At the same time, it’ll be a per fect moment to declare your interdependence with anything that fires up your imagination, stirs up smart hope or fills you with a desire to create masterpieces. Be adventurous as you dream about blending your energies with the ver y best influences.
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