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BILLCOPE JUST KIDDING (Translation: I’m not kidding)


ou’ve heard the curious item about Stephen Colbert and the conservatives. Yes, of course you have. I can always trust that my readers are the most up-to-snuff illuminati living within the reach of Boise Weekly. I accept the likelihood that, by now, I am left with little but other liberals for an audience, and that as fellow travelers, you are certainly my equals if not my superiors in staying abreast of the latest developments. So there is no question in my mind that you have already heard of the curious item about Stephen Colbert and the conservatives. But I may not presuppose there are no conservatives reading these words along with you. I can think of several reasons one or more of Cheney’s Children might have, at this moment, a copy of BW in his hands. He might be looking for a hot date, for instance, and he knows there are phone numbers galore listed among our classifieds that would put him in touch with easy companionship. Or he may have thought he’d snatched a Thrifty Nickel off the rack. Nor am I ignoring entirely the possibility that he is actually seeking out news. I also have to consider the possibility that this person (or persons) has decided—as long as he was in the neighborhood—to drop in on what I have to say this day. Therefore, if I am going to mention the curious item about Stephen Colbert and the conservatives, it is only polite that I explain to our hypothetical conservative friend (friends) what that item is and why it is so curious. The item concerns a survey conducted recently that asked people if they considered Stephen Colbert a liberal or a conservative. And it is curious because—in spite of Colbert having a television show on which he regularly lampoons every facet of the conservative attitude—the survey indicated that conservatives still think he is one of them. We liberals know that Colbert has made a career of pretending to be a staunch conservative and has used that persona to expose how shallow and insane most conservative positions are. Given that his modus operandi for producing humor is largely to slather on irony so thick you can hardly see the real person through the coating, I suppose it is possible that conservatives have come to think of him as a double agent—that he really is a conservative, pretending to be a liberal who’s pretending to be a conservative, all so that he might say without any fear of censure all those shallow and insane things conservatives always seem to be thinking. I prefer a more direct explanation, an Occam’s Razor explanation, which would pare away all that which can’t be demonstrated, leading us to the simplest conclusion. Which is, conservatives believe Stephen Colbert to be a conservative for the same reason they themselves are conservative—that reason being: the fewer of life’s nuances they understand, the more content they are. U Another faith I have in my liberal readers is their ability to tell whether I’m kidding or not. I had always assumed conservative readers would have the same capacity. But in light of what the Colbert survey has revealed, I can no longer regard that as a foregone conclusion. It’s entirely possible I have wasted the last 15 years, poking fun at Republi-


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cans, without them having any idea they were the butt of my poking. Therefore, I am going to conduct a modest experiment to determine the comprehension levels of any conservatives who might be reading this. As a method, I will expand upon one of the more shallow and insane issues that has recently taken hold of the collective right-wing attention—this one sucked to the surface by Sean Hannity. In my demonstration, I will write something in an insincere, sarcastic manner, then I will translate that insincerity, clearly, in parentheses, for those who took me seriously. Let the experiment begin. Uʺ >˜ÊޜÕÊLiˆiÛiÊ̅ˆÃ¶Ê"L>“>Ê«ÕÌÃÊ poupon mustard on his cheeseburgers instead of catsup! How abnormal is ̅>̶ÊÌʍÕÃÌÊ}œiÃÊ̜ÊŜÜʅœÜʜÕÌʜvÊ touch this guy is with America’s heartland.” (Translation: I could not be more insincere about how outraged I am by Obama choosing poupon mustard. Liberals would understand this immediately, but for conservative readers, the purpose of pretending I am outraged was to demonstrate how silly and stupid one must be to actually feel outrage at the selection of one condiment over another on a cheeseburger.) Uʺ½`ÊLiÌÊ܅i˜Ê̅ˆÃÊ}ÕÞÊ}œiÃÊ̜Ê̅œÃiÊ fancy restaurants with his wife, he asks for arugula. Arugula! What kind of man i>ÌÃÊ>ÀÕ}Տ>¶Ê/ÀÞʜÀ`iÀˆ˜}Ê>ÀÕ}Տ>ʈ˜Ê Oklahoma and see where it gets you! Hah hah!” (Translation: more insincerity, designed to show how foolish right-wingers make themselves when they portray others as elitists for their choice of salad greens. I also meant to imply that this foolishness extends far beyond their hysteria over a taste for unusual edibles.) Uʺ9œÕʎ˜œÜ]ʽ“ÊÃÕÀ«ÀˆÃi`Ê̅ˆÃÊ}ÕÞÊ even ordered a cheeseburger. I figure him for a chicken man. Know what I “i>˜¶oʜ˜iʜvÊ̅œÃiʼV…ˆVŽi˜ÊLÀi>ÃÌÊ with sea salt and lemon basil’ sissies. Ê`œÕLÌʈvÊ̅ˆÃÊ܇V>i`ʼ«ÀiÈ`i˜Ì½ÊœvÊ ours has had a T-bone in years. Probably }œiÃʼiiiÞÞÞÞiÜÜÜÜt½Ê܅i˜Ê…iÊÃiiÃÊ>Ê Ã>LʜvÊ«Àˆ“iÊÀˆL]ÊÀˆ}…̶ʘ`Ê̅ˆÃʈÃÊ̅iÊ guy who’s supposed to win the war in v}…>˜ˆÃÌ>˜¶Ê9i>…]Ê}ˆÛiʓiÊ>ÊLÀi>Žt»Ê (Translation: lots and lots of insincerity, meant to ridicule those who sound like Stephen Colbert, only without any hint of how ridiculous they sound.) Uʺ/iÊޜÕÊ܅>Ì]ÊÊ`œ˜½ÌÊiÝ«iVÌÊ̅iÊ good folks who make pork rinds and Coors are going to get any money off the "L>“>Êv>“ˆÞ]Ê`œÊޜնÊ-œ“iLœ`ÞʜÕ}…ÌÊ to be checking the White House garbage for empty wine bottles and brie crumbs. And ask yourself, what would that say to struggling Americans when they find out their president is getting his booze from France and his cheese from ... well, from ܅iÀiÛiÀÊ̅iʅiÊLÀˆiÊVœ“iÃÊvÀœ“¶Ê,ˆ}…Ì¶Ê Think about it.” (Translation: as much insincerity as I can pile on, referring to the anathema of wine-and-brie that conservatives have been smearing their foes with for decades, all for the purpose of showing how shallow and insane conservatives have been for decades.) OK, experiment’s over. How’d you do, Vœ˜ÃiÀÛ>̈ÛiÃ¶Ê ˆ`ÊޜÕÊ}iÌʈÌÊÃÌÀ>ˆ}…ÌÊÕ«¶Ê Or did you have to read the translations to fathom what I was reallyÊÃ>ވ˜}¶ÊiÌÊ me know. If I think there are enough of you who miss the boat on a regular basis, I may have to start inserting translations into every column, so’s you’ll be sure to }iÌÊ̅iʍœŽi°ÊÊ WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM

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TEDRALL EXCUSES YOU MIGHT BELIEVE IN Democrats are more powerful than ever. How will they justify doing nothing? NEW YORK—The defection of Pennsylvania’s Arlen Specter and the imminent certification of Al Franken as the winner of Minnesota’s election recount has handed Democrats what they always said they lacked in order to pass a progressive agenda: a filibuster-proof majority in the U.S. Senate. Now they face the awful problem of coming up with new excuses for not doing anything. How will President Barack Obama, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Harry Reid and other fake liberals weasel out of making good on their promises for real action on health care, the economy and the war? It won’t be easy. They control both houses of Congress and the White House. Obama is about to fill a new vacancy on the Supreme Court. The Times of London writes that “Mr. Obama, by some assessments, has more political leverage than any president since Franklin Roosevelt in 1937”—at the peak of the New Deal, just before he overreached by trying to pack the Supreme Court. The Republican Party, on the other hand, is suffering a crisis of faith—too much God-cheering and not enough adherence to core values like small government, fiscal conservatism, isolationism and protectionist trade policy. A mere 21 percent of Americans still call themselves Republicans, the lowest number since 1983. Similarly, reports the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, “just 21 percent say they’re confident in the Republicans in Congress ‘to make the right decisions for the country’s future,’

compared with 60 percent who express that confidence in Obama.” Democrats have never been as powerful. Republicans are weak. Obama won with a decisive, sweeping rejection of the Republican status quo. Harry and Louise, call your agents—socialized medicine is on the way! Not. Be careful what you wish for—what you say you wish for, anyway. “The left is going to push Obama—now that he’s got a veto-proof majority—to drive an agenda that a smart president would realize is a long-term political disaster,” GOP pollster Rick Wilson tells ABC. “Long-term political disaster” is mainstream media code for “stuff that corporations hate.” Well, yes. What passes for the left in this country (center-right everywhere else) now has some not-unreasonable questions for Barack Obama. Such as: Pretty please, can we now live in a country where people don’t have to pay $800 a month to health insurance companies that deny their customers’ claims? Why are we still in Iraq? How about some help for the victims of Katrina, many of whom never collected one red cent after losing everything? Why are we paying billions to banks and still letting them gouge us with 25-percent interest credit card rates? Speaking of which: How about doing something that might actually help people who live in the economy, rather than just capital markets? These queries seem all the more relevant coming, as they do, from the liberal

base of the Democratic party—the people who got Obama elected. The trouble for our charming prez is that he has no intention whatsoever of introducing a true national healthcare plan: one that covers everybody for free. He wants to expand the war in Afghanistan and drag out the one against Iraq. He will not punish George W. Bush or his torturers, rescue homeowners in foreclosure, or nail scumbag banks to the wall. These changes would cost trillions of dollars to multinational insurance companies, defense contractors and other huge financial concerns who donate generously to candidates of both political parties and have a history of using their clout to manipulate elections in favor of their favorite candidates. A classic example is oil companies, who push down gas prices before elections in order to help Republicans. The most that Democratic voters can expect from Democratic politicians is incremental, symbolic change that doesn’t cost their corporate sponsors any serious coin. The New York Times marked Obama’s 100th day in office with an editorial that approvingly encapsulated his accomplishments to date: “He is trying to rebuild this country’s shattered reputation with his pledge to shut down the prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, his offer to talk with Iran and Syria, and, yes, that handshake with Venezuela’s blow-hard president, Hugo Chavez ... The government is promoting women’s reproductive rights. It is restoring regulations to keep water clean and food safe. The White House has promised to tackle immigration reform this year.” Trying. Promoting. Has promised. Guantanamo isn’t being closed; it’s being moved. Gitmo’s detainees will be transferred to a harsher gulag under construction in Afghanistan. Thawed relations with Iran and Syria would create new business opportunities for big oil. Defending the right to an abortion is popular and doesn’t cost Bank of America a dime. Immigration reform is code for legalizing illegal immigrants, not closing the border. Safety regulations reassure consumers and pump up the economy. Closing the border would raise wages. Corporations won’t allow that. Unfortunately for Obama’s Democrats, small-bore initiatives only go so far, especially with the economy in meltdown. When people are desperate and angry, they don’t care as much about flag burning or creationism or a handshake with Hugo Chavez. They want real action. How will the Democrats avoid genuine change now that they enjoy the ability to enact it? Will they blame obstructionist Republicans? Will they cross the aisle to vote? A new war, perhaps? If nothing else, whatever dog-ate-myhomework excuse they come up with for sitting on their butts is bound to be amusing. If nothing else. Ted Rall, president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, is author of the books To Afghanistan and Back and Silk Road to Ruin: Is Central Asia the New Middle East?

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CITYDESK CITY SEEKS HIGH SCHOOL POLITICIANS Stuart Allyn, 17, played a key role in developing the city’s new Foothills leash laws. Allyn, a junior at Bishop Kelly High School, is a voting member of the Foothills Conservation Advisory Committee, which meets once a month at the Foothills Learning Center to set trail policy and determine the future of the trail system. “I went with one that included a little bit of off leash and a little bit of on leash,” Allyn said. It was the policy that eventually became law. The Youth Board and Commission Service places high school students on city panels, including the Airport, Arts and History, Design Review, Development Impact Fee Advisory, Foothills Conservation Advisory, Historic Preservation, Housing Authority, Library, Parks and Recreation, and Planning and Zoning committees. The City of Boise is accepting applications until Friday, May 22, for the program. Thirty-five students had applied at press time. Applications are available at, from the Youth Board and Commission Service link on the mayor’s homepage. Allyn, who had worked on trail crews for years, said it was fun to delve into the trail policy issues and to participate in executive sessions to determine future trail acquisitions. While most of the unpaid youth positions are only awarded for a year, the city sometimes renews a term, particularly when the young officials have taken the time to master their subject. Allyn would like to serve another year on the Foothills committee before he goes off to college.

BIKE PLAN FINISHED A master plan for bicycles in Ada County is complete and promises to put 95 percent of county residents within a quarter mile of a bike route, lane or trail if built out. But that could take 50 years, according to Justin Lucas, transportation planner at Ada County Highway District, the agency that spent $250,000 and more than two years to develop a game plan for better incorporating cycling into the county’s transportation system. The Ada County Highway Commission will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, at its headquarters, 3775 Adams St. in Garden City, to consider adopting the plan. Since 1990, ACHD has built some 180 miles of on-street bike lanes and more than 46 miles of signed bike routes. And about 25 percent of the cost of most new roads goes to sidewalks and bike lanes, said ACHD spokeswoman Robbie Johnson. But the plan will help the highway district prioritize efficient and safe routes for cyclists, encourage cycling to school and work, and help reduce traffic congestion. The amount of money put toward bicycling facilities changes each year, but Lucas said the commission may choose to put some of its Community Programs fund—currently about $3 million a year—toward Roadways to Bikeways projects. Or the board could establish a bikeways fund in the same vein as the Community Programs fund, which currently focuses on sidewalk improvements. See the citydesk blog at for maps and links to the full report. —Nathaniel Hoffman

war in Iraq U.S. CASUALTIES: As of Monday, May 18, 2009, 4,297 U.S. service members (including 31 Idahoans) have died since the war in Iraq began in March 2003: 3,442 in combat and 855 from noncombat-related incidents and accidents. Injured service members total 31,256. In the last week, 10 U.S. soldiers died. Since President Barack Obama was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 68 soldiers have died. Source: U.S. Dept. of Defense IRAQI CIVILIAN DEATHS: Estimated between 91,944 and 100,379. Source: COST OF IRAQ WAR: $670,327,709,193 Source:


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NEWS DOUBLE EMS County, cities battle over paramedic dollars


da County has rejected overtures from the Boise Fire Department to coordinate paramedic services despite apparent duplication of services across the county. The fire department, which carries paramedics on several of its trucks, wants to make sure it and Ada County don’t station paramedics right next to each other, but instead spread them out so they can cover the city better. But the county isn’t biting, despite claims that it would be cheaper, faster and more effective. “Ada County has no interest in relocating ambulance services away from Boise Fire stations,” Ada County Commissioner Sharon Ullman wrote in an e-mail. The Boise Fire Department has had emergency medical technicians on its fire engines for a long time, but started carrying paramedics—who are qualified to do more medical procedures, such as cardiac monitoring, intubation and administering drugs— three years ago to better meet the city’s needs. “There were gaps in the city where Ada County was taking too long to get there,” Fire Chief Dennis Doan said. Expansion has been slow because the fire department is adding paramedics by attrition so it doesn’t have to pay for paramedic training. By the end of the year, Boise Fire expects to have paramedics at five stations. But Ada County doesn’t take the fire department’s paramedics into account when it decides where to station ambulances, Doan said. After the fire department stationed a paramedic near the Hillcrest Country Club, Ada County Paramedics put an ambulance right next to it, in the same building. And that’s just one instance of overlap; there are at least three more that are co-located. Meanwhile, there are other places in Boise where an Ada County Paramedics station would do more good, Doan said. “If we had no ambulance system in the county, how would we build it?” Doan said. “We wouldn’t build it this way ... I don’t want to have a turf war, but what’s happening right now is it’s two different systems growing side-by-side, rather than together ... What I would like to do is build our system together. I would like to build a deployment model together.” Ada County has its reasons for stationing ambulances where it does, according to county spokeswoman Laura Wylde. It measures how long it takes for emergency personnel to arrive on the scene and how long it takes to transport patients to the hospital. Although working with the fire department could improve arrival times, it wouldn’t improve transport times, she said.

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But Doan said the Boise Fire Department would like to start a program to transport patients to the hospital, like Kuna already has. In fact, the Kuna Fire Department performs all of that city’s ambulance services. But Kuna residents are still paying for ambulance service from Ada County, even though they rarely, if ever, receive it. Like all county residents, Kuna homeowners pay ambulance district taxes when they pay property taxes and license plate fees, Kuna Fire Chief Doug Rosin said. Ada doesn’t reimburse the Kuna Fire Department, so Kuna Fire has drafted a proposal for the 2010 Legislature that would force Ada County to turn over a portion of the ambulance district funds to Kuna and to all other emergency medical service providers in the county. Kuna had to start its own paramedic program, Rosin said. In 2004, the closest ambulance to Kuna was stationed at St. Luke’s West, in Meridian, he said. There were delays of 20 minutes or longer before Ada paramedics could show up to start advanced medical procedures. That was too long, Rosin said. So Kuna applied to the state for a license to start offering paramedic and transport services. “[Ada County] immediately put a paramedic in our station and tried to convince us not to go for licensure,” Rosin said. But at that point, Kuna was fed up with service from Ada. The city got its license in 2004, trained its paramedics, and started offering full paramedic service two years later. That’s when Ada County’s strong-arm tactics began. The county passed an ordinance requiring all paramedics in the county to be licensed not only by the state, but by Ada County Paramedics, Rosin said. Ada County then sued Kuna under the new ordinance. Kuna countersued, and the courts sided with the city. The lawsuit paved the way for Kuna to provide its own emergency services, and Rosin said Kuna is eager to recapture funds from the county that are going to a service the city doesn’t need. Ada County, however, claims the city of Kuna is the one providing the redundant service and duplicate costs. “Kuna is still within the Ada County EMS District, and their decision to start their own ambulance service essentially duplicates services provided by Ada County,” Wylde said. “The ambulance services that Kuna Fire provides is funded by user fees and fire district dollars, but since Kuna remains in the Ada County EMS district, Ada County Paramedics will still respond to calls when asked.” If Kuna’s legislative efforts meet with success, they could help Boise as it looks to expand its paramedic program. For now, Boise will continue negotiating with Ada County in hopes of reaching some solution, Doan said, but if Ada is unwilling to work with Boise, Boise Fire will continue to take care of its citizens through its own program. That may mean putting more paramedics on fire engines, he said.


GO GORONGOSA Idaho native spurs redevelopment at

smaller than Yellowstone National Park. But in the aftermath of the conflict, only a few dozen buffalo remained. The elephants had been cut down to one or two hundred, and those that survived were very shy. Just a smattering of wildebeest still roamed the verdant plains. In the face of such losses, other parks in the region stepped in. orongosa National Park was once the crown jewel of With the Carr Foundation in partnership with the Mozambican Mozambique’s national parks and one of the most fabled government, Kruger National Park in South Africa helped with rein Africa. But after 28 years of war, the park is now stocking, and the park saw a resurgence in game. Animal numbers almost empty. are up across the board, and not only the restocked ones—other The massive numbers of elephants and lions that once brought animal populations are booming because this unique ecosystem has Greta Garbo and John Wayne to the park can no longer be found. something special about it. Even after Mozambique’s civil war ended in 1993, the park lay In most of southern Africa, people and animals must struggle dormant, ignored by a government dealing with pressing humanithrough the months of drought. But in Gorongosa National Park, tarian and development issues. But many people in Mozambique there is another factor at play. Nearby Gorongosa Mountain rises and the rest of southern Africa remember this almost mythical thousands of feet into the air. This mountain, so close to Mozamplace that had a unique concentration of Africa’s wildlife. bique’s coastline, creates a weather system that catches clouds driftGreg Carr, a Boston-based philanthropist, originally from Idaho ing in from the Indian Ocean and provides year-round rainfall that Falls, who made his fortune in voice messaging, was looking for in turn fills Lake Urema and provides the life-giving waters to the a chance to put his money to work for a higher purpose. Carr, a park. This is Gorongosa’s secret, the key to the park’s abundance. major funder of the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial in A long-term agreement was signed in 2008 between the Carr Boise, already had projects in Afghanistan, but he had been bitten Foundation and the government to run the park together, and there by the Africa bug. When visiting Mozambique, he heard of this ne- are plans for an educational institution, four clinics for surroundglected former jewel, and after eight years, his dream of rebuilding ing communities and more. Carr hopes eco-tourism will offer the Gorongosa National Park is becoming a reality. He has pledged up area a sustainable means of development. to $40 million over 30 years for the restoration efforts. The new is now serving up world news of The statistics are sobering. Before the war, the park had 14,000 interest from buffalo, 2,000 elephants and 5,500 wildebeest, all sharing a park

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Kevin Martin gets paid to promote peace, but you won’t see him crisscrossing the country wearing tie-dyed T-shirts in a VW bus with peace signs on the outside. In fact, it’s far more serious business. As the executive director of Peace Action, which was founded in 1957, Martin leads a grassroots network of autonomous organizations with a similar peaceful goal. Martin, who’s been with Peace Action 24 years and the director since September 2001, will speak in Boise at 7 p.m. this Thursday, May 21, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ on what’s next for the peace movement, as well as “Why Better Than Bush is Not Good Enough.”

your job is done and think that I’m going to somehow deliver change to you. If you really want fundamental change you have to stay engaged. We at Peace Action take him at his word, and we’re going to hold him accountable. We’ll support him and work with him when he’s doing the right thing, and when he’s not, we’re not going to be cheerleaders just because he’s better than Bush. Real change doesn’t come just because you have smart people in Washington talking about it ... In a way it was fairly easy over the last eight years to just always be oppositional to whatever Bush and Cheney said and did. Now we have to be more nuanced ... So it’s a different kind of organizing. Some, How did you get into this line of work? especially younger activists, who became [Ronald] Reagan recruited me and many enraged and active all around the country other people my age. In the early ’80s I was and all around the world, too, in the last very opposed to Reagan’s foreign policy, eight years, all they’ve known is opposiparticularly his nuclear weapons buildup ... tional organizing ... So it’s learning some new muscles for some folks. What does the world that peace action fights for look like? Does Peace Action advocate for immediIt’s an ambitious agenda that I assume ate withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan? will take the rest of our lives, but the aboliYes, but immediate, what exactly tion of nuclear weapons worldwide. That’s does that mean? We cannot get out this the issue that we were founded on in 1957, afternoon as much as somebody might like and a good way to put it is: overwhelming that. Certainly less than a year, but I don’t war and injustice with peace and nonviothink it’s worthwhile to argue about what lence and love and social justice ... immediate means. And there has to be a commitment to help rebuild both Iraq and How do you answer skeptics who say Afghanistan, which are devastated societies. we’ve always had war or the United States needs nuclear weapons to defend itself? Why do you favor bold rather than an Nuclear weapons don’t have much to do incremental path to nuclear abolition? with defending ourselves ... I think a world Because I don’t think an incremental where peace and nonviolence and social strategy will work ... A lot of what Obama justice and a sustainable economy and envi- is proposing sounds great, and his Prague ronment [is] the only possible future for my speech, where he talked about a nuclearchildren and grandchildren ... But it won’t free world, was great. But then he did away happen easily. War and everything else are with the boldness by saying perhaps that human constructs, and we can choose to won’t happen in my lifetime. He’s 47; I’m do something different and resolve our 46. I’m not prepared to postpone getting conflicts in another way. We have a better rid of nuclear weapons ... opportunity to do that now than ever. Politically, there are umpteen different incremental steps, which you can really What’s your opinion on President look at as hurdles that need to be leapt Obama? Is he sitting at a crossroads? ... It’s just not a good strategy to say you It’s very interesting ... The achievement have to clear all these incremental hurdles of him being the first black president is cer- and then we can talk about abolishing tainly historic and wonderful and a signal nuclear weapons. I think it’s a much betto the rest of the world of a change in this ter strategy to say we’re serious about country ... I think there’s a bit of a struggle abolishing nuclear weapons and we’re now between people who want to give him going to start talking about that right now a long honeymoon, give him a break and sit ... Right now there are all kinds of people back and wait for him to deliver and others in the nuclear weapons establishment and who believe that we need to stay engaged. bureaucracy who could give a fig that Even Obama himself [has] always been Obama says he wants to move toward very clear: Don’t just vote for me and think nuclear abolition. They’re going about




continuing to justify their existence. Same old policies, same old doctrine, same old weapons ... If they just produce the same old same old, that’s going to be a heavy pressure against Obama moving forward, so we have to counteract that pressure. Is the movement today different than it was during the Vietnam and Martin Luther King Jr. era? I think it’s still motivated by a lot of the same concerns ... The amount of resources that go toward war and militarism, those are the resources we need for jobs, a green economy, restoring the environment, improving education, health care, etc ... King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech from 1967 brings tears to my eyes every time I read it, in part because of his oratory and his analysis is so fantastic, but also because so many of the same issues are still maddeningly relevant today. There’s a lot of that speech where you could white out Vietnam and put in Iraq and Afghanistan, and it’s every bit as relevant today ... But is the American public now too apathetic or distracted for a peace movement? If you look at anything other than real bedrock community issues, there’s never a huge proportion of the public that’s actively engaged, particularly on war and foreign policy issues ... If there was a draft—and I think the military and the war machine knows this—we’d be out of Iraq and Afghanistan in six months. People wouldn’t stand for it. The definition of a real just war—you know what that is? One you send your kids to fight. And if people had to make that choice, it’d be a lot different. What would you like people to take away from what they read here? They’ve got to be part of the solution in making a more peaceful and just community, state, nation, world. They can’t expect Barack Obama or a Congressperson or anybody like that to deliver for them.


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Conventional wisdom holds that bad economic times are also bad for life expectancy because fewer people can afford proper medical attention and more people succumb to depression and suicide. But the latest research has found that the opposite is true: The health of a population improves slightly when the economy tanks. According to the latest number crunching by Professor Christopher Ruhm of the University of North Carolina, death rates consistently decline during recessions and rise during the boom times. Ruhm found that for every 1 percent rise in unemployment, the death rate falls by about half a percent. Other research has found similar trends during economic downturns in 23 countries between 1960 and 1997. The exact reasons for this are not clear, but researchers suspect that during the lean years, people tend to spend less money on fattening foods, alcohol and tobacco, while the fear of getting fired might help heavy drinkers stay sober. Deaths from car accidents also drop during higher unemployment simply because fewer people are commuting to work, industrial accidents drop because fewer people are working, and even infant deaths drop, presumably because lower industrial output causes a decrease in air pollution. (OregonLive)

A 30-year-old plumber in England gave birth to his twin last week when a lumpy growth forced its way out of his abdomen like some kind of hideous alien. Doctors later confirmed that the lump was the leftovers of an embryonic parasitic twin that was absorbed into the man’s body at birth and stayed in his stomach for 30 years before making its dramatic exit. “I feel absolutely fine now, but it has not sunk in yet that I could have had a twin brother,” said Gavin Hyatt. “I have him in a jar at home, and I call him little Gav. I haven’t told many people. I feel like a bit of a freak.” (The Sun)

NOT HAVING A PENIS INDICATES YOU’RE A WOMAN You’ve definitely heard of palm reading to reveal your future, and you may have heard of face reading, but I’ll bet you haven’t heard of the ancient art of phallomancy, the divination technique that unveils your personality by analyzing your penis. Whether your flaccid penis is short, long, thick, thin, smooth, bumpy or curved will all tell the penis-reader about you. For example, a long penis indicates an extroverted and inventive lover, while the owner of a short penis always delivers on his promises. Thickness reveals strong imagination, bumps on the penis make a man challenging and unpredictable, and a sharp bend in the penis reveals a lecherous personality. Other tell tale signs include whether the penis has a pointed, blunt or wide tip (wide tips indicate strong sex drive) and whether there are any moles on the penis (a prediction of many children). Finally, even the amount of pubic hair reveals something about your personality, with a heavy bush indicating a strong, competitive demeanor.


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NICE TRY, BUT YOU CAN’T PREDICT IRRATIONALITY A Denver inventor hopes to help men with their relationships with a new iPhone app that will track your partner’s menstrual cycle. The PMS Buddy will send you an e-mail reminder when that special time of the month rolls around. “Just having that awareness, we hope, will lend to fewer arguments,” said the app’s creator Jordan Eisenberg. His site also advises that “flowers are the kryptonite to PMS.” (

OVERPOWERED BY FUNK Think twice before you clean out the petri dishes in your office refrigerator. A helpful employee in a San Jose office building sent seven of her co-workers to hospital last week after deciding it was time to clean out the funky mess inside the lunch room fridge. After removing all of the moldy old food containers and then attacking the fridge with cleaning chemicals, the resulting odor was so noxious that the building had to be evacuated while a hazmat crew disposed of the mess. In total, 28 people were sick and nauseated while seven people were hospitalized. Authorities said that the worker who cleaned the fridge wasn’t affected because she has no sense of smell. (Yahoo News)

INTERNET FACT OF THE WEEK There is no Japanese version of The Apprentice because Donald Trump’s catchphrase “you’re fired” roughly translates as “off with your head” in Japanese. Get way more bizarro news at


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esterners faced brutal challenges 15,000 years ago. They had to scratch out a living in the resource-scarce Ice Age, competing against the likes of saber-toothed tigers, cave bears, dire wolves, mastodons, woolly mammoths and giant beavers. In order to survive, they had to make a technological breakthrough. They painstakingly collected stones such as flint and chert, fractured them and flecked chips off the pieces to form thin, narrow triangles. These stone triangles had long-lasting sharp edges and tight grooves at the bottom where they could be securely lashed to the ends of sticks. In other words, our ancestors created kickass spears, which enabled them to effectively kill larger animals for food, clothing and other needs. Today, we call this technique “bifacial percussion flaking,” and the resulting spear points are known as Clovis points, after the New Mexico town where they were discovered in 1929. Clovis points have since been found in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Washington, as well as in South America—proof of the technology’s widespread success. Clovis points were only the beginning. The West’s Folsom people developed even better spears about 12,000 years



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ago. And the Chaco Canyon people, in what we now call New Mexico, designed a spectacular city about 1,100 years ago—more than 50 million stones precisely stacked to make thousands of condo-style rooms, in 15 complexes rising up to four stories tall. Maybe it’s the West’s inspiring scenery, or the sense that some kind of predator is always nearby, or something magical in the region’s waters. At their best, Westerners have a genius for coming up with inventions and new ideas. And the innovations that originate out here are often, literally, earthshaking: the modern environmental movement (the first national parks and the original environmental group, the Sierra Club), modern tourism (from Disneyland and Las Vegas to outdoor playgrounds like Aspen and Moab), nuclear bombs, Hollywood movies, pretty much the entire computer sector (Apple, Microsoft, Google, YouTube, Craigslist, Facebook, everyone else in Silicon Valley), and the renewable energy gurus (Amory Lovins and his Rocky Mountain Institute, plus the National Renewable Energy Labs, both in Colorado). We’re even responsible for the frozen french fry as a basis for global fast food (Idaho’s J.R. Simplot). And we helped pioneer

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modern daredevilry as mega-entertainment (Montana native Evel Knievel, for example, attempting to jump the Snake River Canyon on a jet-powered motorcycle in 1974, and Larry Walters, the Californian who in 1982 became the first man to fly by attaching helium balloons to a lawn chair). Our region has tremendous cultural tolerance for experimenters. Our people are ready and willing to try new ideas that are sometimes a little crazy, and we are energetic about shooting off in new directions—not hampered by musty, cobwebbed, traditional thinking, the way New England and the Midwest and the South can sometimes seem. So let’s honor this Western trait—and make good use of it. The timing couldn’t be better. The world is gripped by huge economic, energy and environmental crises, including climate change, and threatened by widening class differences and gaps in access to technology and education. We need innovators now more than ever. Here’s a small sampling of the many Westerners who are shaking up things right now. — Ray Ring High Country News


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SCI-FI SOLAR The curved 10-foot mirror focuses sunlight onto a steel plate about five feet away, and the steel glows bright and white—shedding sparks as if targeted by a cutting torch. Within seconds, the amplified sunlight burns a hole clean through the quarter-inch steel, near the engraved name of the Arizona Democratic Congresswoman whose million-dollar earmark helped make this demonstration possible. University of Arizona astronomer Roger Angel is relieved, but not surprised; he’d already tested his solar-mirror gun several times. He spent the hour before Rep. Gabrielle Giffords arrived Feb. 18 making sure that the mirror—its legs braced in an emptied swimming pool on the Tucson campus—was properly aligned to capture the sunlight. Angel, dressed in baggy faded jeans, a plaid shirt and a well-worn hat, admits that the demonstration was something of a trick. His research is aimed at focusing light, not heat. What he has proven, he says, is that a mirror with a very precise focus can be made from cheap material. To make this one, Angel and other astronomers, optical scientists and engineers associated with the university’s Steward Observatory Mirror Lab took some “cheap window glass,” heated it, shaped it, coated it and attached it to a salvaged communications dish. This is not the first time Angel has done something revolutionary. In the mid-1980s, he developed a process for making the telescope mirrors that are used in observatory domes across the globe. (A single telescope mirror costs upwards of $10 million.) Angel turned his attention to the climate change crisis—and its link to fossil-fuel emissions—about four years ago when his wife told him: “You should do something about it.” He hopes to make solar energy competitive with fossil fuels by perfecting mirrors that can focus the equivalent of 1,000 suns onto a specialized photovoltaic device, which other solar experts are currently developing. The result would be “a solar engine,” he says. “The price has to be 10,000 times less than the telescope mirrors.” The parabolic concentration of sunlight is not a new concept: Archimedes supposedly used it to create a “death ray” that set fire to Roman ships in 212 B.C. These days, it’s used for various purposes, such as heating liquid to convey heat in industrial-scale generating stations. But if Angel and the others succeed in their plans, they will create a major breakthrough of the sort found in science fiction stories. If all else fails, Angel has a last-ditch plan to ward off climate change. Using NASA funding, he would create a 600,000-mile-long permanent cloud, consisting of trillions of one-meter-diameter plastic spacecraft. These could deflect 1.8 percent of the total light the sun casts on the Earth’s surface—enough to get global temperatures down to glacier-saving levels. But Angel is hoping it doesn’t come to that.

tures earns most of its revenue by buying patents held by inventors outside the company and licensing them to other companies, it’s often denounced as a “patent troll” that jacks up the costs of innovations. There’s no doubt that Myhrvold has the personality to jumpstart innovations. Myrhrvold, 49, became wealthy during the 1990s leading Microsoft’s research efforts. He’s a high-energy, widely roaming eccentric whose interests include French cooking and dinosaurs. (He funds dinosaur digs and has a full-size Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton in his living room.) He says the West has the best habitat for innovators: “You need ... some societal support for doing crazy new things. And historically the Western U.S. has supported that, much more than [other regions characterized by] stodgy careerism. We’re trying to explore the intellectual frontiers.” — Ray Ring High Country News


In May 2007, subdued murmurs accompanied the crash of collapsing bricks and shattering glass as Adam Price, along with dozens of spectators and more than 100 artists, watched the demolition of his first experiment in public art. Inspired by a project in New York, Price and his wife, Dessi, had invited 143 artists—ranging from teenaged graffiti artists to classical painters in their 70s—to transform an abandoned, 42-room building in one of Salt Lake City’s oldest neighborhoods. The 337 Project, named for the building’s address, was open to the public for two weekends. Then the whole thing was dramatically destroyed to make way for green-built apartments that will include space for public art. Before the demolition, more than 10,000 visitors came to see the sculptures, installations, paintings and murals that covered the building, inside and out. For many Salt Lake City residents, the quality of the artwork was a revelation. “Utah can’t think of itself as an individual country anymore,” said one awed viewer. “Its walls are falling down.” Price describes the 337 Project as a magical, breathtaking experience. It sounds strange coming from a Harvard-trained commercial litigation and criminal defense lawyer. But then, there aren’t many lawyers like Adam Price. Whether he’s wearing a suit or a T-shirt, he looks youthful and tousled, with a gentle smile. His wife, with sleek brown hair and a Bulgarian accent, has a similar, self-effacing charm. “My only claim to any art competency or fluency is the fact that my mother dragged me to every new show in every gallery in town,” Price says of his childhood in Washington, D.C. “I think I was bored and resented it at the time, but I guess it sunk in, in ways I wasn’t fully aware of.” When he moved to Salt Lake City in 2000, he missed the art in D.C., Boston and New York. But rather than fret about the vacuum, Price decided to create something new. The 337 Project was so energizing and cathartic that the Prices decided to continue creating unexpected avenues for art in Salt Lake City. They are drawn to projects that take art out of museums and catch ordinary people off-guard. Their most recent venture is the Art Truck—a traveling installation by well-known artists that visits schools, libraries and even parks in front of people’s driveways, unannounced. “There is no plan,” says Price; he makes — Tom Beal up the route as he goes along. Up next, Price envisions a mini-golf course, High Country News with each hole created by a different artist. “People might not even know that it is art at first,” he says. “They might just come to play.”

A NEW METHOD FOR BRAINSTORMING Nathan Myhrvold calls it an “invention session.” Roughly twice a month, he pays experts in a variety of fields to meet for several days at the headquarters of Intellectual Ventures, his $5 billion company in Bellevue, Wash. He seeks unusual people from around the world—bioengineers, nanotechnologists, chemists, software developers, surgeons, even a few artists. Some are regulars, such as the atmospheric scientist who’s also a published poet; others have only been invited once or twice. Myhrvold, who has a Princeton Ph.D. in physics and studied cosmology under Cambridge’s Stephen Hawking, wants people “who have really deep knowledge and an open mind.” An average session features five to 10 people in a big conference room furnished with a massive secondhand table and comfortable purple and green chairs. The small group size and informal atmosphere encourage friendly interaction. Participants freewheel, talking about difficult problems and trying to find new perspectives. “There are a lot of problems that haven’t been solved because the right kinds of knowledge were not brought together,” says Myhrvold. “If you can get a critical mass (of motivated experts) together with the right spirit, it’s fun and you can create something pretty amazing, often in ways that the people involved don’t anticipate. We’ve found it to be an incredibly productive way to generate solutions.” Newsweek described Myhrvold’s invention sessions as a “factory of the future,” and Washington CEO magazine said he’s “an overgrown leprechaun ... mischievous, with a crock of gold.” Since he began the sessions in 2003, they’ve led to hundreds of inventions—including advancements in surgical equipment, computers, optics and robotics—that have earned his company about $80 million. He has staffers working on developing more ideas, including a 60-person team taking “a radical new approach” to nuclear power. Not all the press coverage is positive, though. Because Intellectual Ven-


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A HOME FOR THE HOMELESS ... ON THE STREET Two years ago, during his daily bike ride from his home to the beach and back, Hollywood movie producer Peter Samuelson began noticing more homeless people than usual. He started counting them, keeping track of the numbers, and then took his interest further. “One thing that’s worked for me in my life, if I’m a little scared of something, I make myself do it,” said Samuelson. “I decided I was a little scared of these guys. So I interviewed [62] of them and asked ... where they go at night.” He was surprised to learn that few were sleeping in shelters. So he tapped his philanthropic skills—he’s launched three successful charities—and raised money to create a contraption he calls the EDAR (Everyone Deserves A Roof). Designed by Eric Lindeman and Jason Zasa, the EDAR is shaped like a shopping cart. It’s made of wire and piping, wrapped with military-grade canvas and adorned with detachable pouches. For day use, it can be filled with baggage and pushed around. But a person can lock the wheels and collapse an EDAR in about a minute, transforming it into a raised tent to sleep in. The EDAR sprang out of a sad pragmatism. Adding a single bed to a typical shelter and providing the necessary support staff costs as much as $100,000, says Samuelson. And the sheer size of the problem—more than 70,000 people sleep on the streets of Los Angeles County alone on any given night—makes the cost prohibitive. An EDAR costs only $500 to build, and Samuelson wants to pay that expense through fundraising rather than charging the units’ recipients. WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM

The first batch of 60, released in Los Angeles last summer, proved so popular that EDAR Inc. is trying to raise money for another 1,000. And shelter managers across the United States and Canada, as well as in Romania, the Czech Republic, Brazil and Indonesia, are interested. They see it as a way to expand their capacity and to build relationships with homeless people who would otherwise steer clear of their facilities. By opening their grounds to EDAR campers at night and offering to store EDARs during the day, shelters can connect with people while still allowing them their independence. Christopher Raynor, a 40-year-old homeless man who camped near Pacific Palisades last December, told the Los Angeles Times that he finds his EDAR “very comfortable. ... This is one of the greatest damn gifts you could ever give to anybody.” — Terray Sylvester High Country News

INVENTING EQUALITY FOR BLIND PEOPLE George Kerscher has a sweeping vision, even though he’s blind: He wants to make all printed information “accessible.” Web sites, academic papers, books, magazines and other publications—everything in print should be readily available in audio, he says, so that the millions with impaired eyesight can “read” by using their ears. For 21 years, Kerscher has been a global leader in carrying out this vision. From his base in Missoula, Mont., he’s invented technologies and computer programs and encouraged advancements in policies that involve dozens of countries. Kerscher was born in Chicago with a timebomb ticking in his genes: retinitis pigmentosa, a condition that causes the retinas to deteriorate slowly. By the 1980s, when he was a high school teacher in Montana, his eyes were so bad he could only read two pages of print per hour. He began experimenting with computers to enhance text and then went on to study computer science at the University of Montana. At that time, few books were available in audio, and the format of the books on tape was primitive. Kerscher persuaded publishers to send him computer files that contained the texts of some books, and he wrote his own software that converted those texts to audio. When his computer read the books aloud in 1988, he says, “I was amazed, totally shocked. These were [some of] the first electronic books.” He got a National Science Foundation grant to develop his e-book technology, then a job working on it for a top textbook company, Recordings for the Blind & Dyslexic. He’s worked with organizations such as the Association on Higher Education Access and Disability, the Web Accessibility Initiative and the United Nations. He’s also a longtime top staffer for the DAISY Consortium, a global nonprofit that helps computer programmers make standardized e-books. The DAISY reader, which is about the size of a deck of cards, enunciates text, footnotes, headings and even math problems in DAISY-formatted books in an easily understandable way. It even responds to verbal commands; say, “Page 88,” for example, and it zips to that page. Kerscher travels around the world constantly, spreading the word and working to help devise international accessibility standards. His first guide dog, Nesbit, became the first dog to travel more than 1 million air miles. Kerscher, who turns 59 this month, is now seeking funding for the Missoula Demonstration Project. With the help of other local experts, it would make many local Web sites and reading materials in schools and nursing homes accessible. “We’re in the Information Age,” Kerscher says, “and access to information is a fundamental human right.” —Ray Ring High Country News

RURAL EMPOWERMENT The plateau south of Wheatland, Wyo., where Gregor Goertz and his family raise beef and organic winter wheat, is blustery country. Winds averaging 27 mph comb the fields where 56-year-old Goertz once worked alongside his parents and roar past cliffsides where Indians drove bison to their deaths. A few years ago, those winds started attracting energy developers. “It got to the point where three a week were calling us,” Goertz says. Intrigued but unsure how to get the best deal from companies that want to develop their land, Goertz and some neighbors tapped their local U.S. Department of Agriculture Resource Conservation and Development coordinator, Grant Stumbough. With his help, they lobbied other landowners on the plateau, brought in experts and, in 2007, formed the Slater Wind Energy Association, which encompasses about 30,000 private acres and nearly 50 landowners. The idea is relatively simple: Owners pool their land and evaluate its wind resources, put together a marketing package and present a unified voice in bargaining with companies for a fair price. Because all the members experience construction and visual impacts, everyone gets a share in the proceeds, even those who don’t end up with turbines on their land. Companies know there is community support and avoid having to negotiate separately with many landowners—though they may end up paying more. It’s a model that could avert some of the animosity around wind farms. And proponents think it can revitalize rural communities and keep farmers and ranchers on their land despite rising costs. Slater was the first of 11 associations (two more are in the works) to organize in southeastern Wyoming. One has signed with a developer, and three others, including Slater, are close to making deals. Since last spring, 16 have sprung up in northeastern New Mexico. In Colorado, older landowner cooperatives that had trouble developing wind on their own are now signing with companies that take on the risks of projects in return for ultimately owning them. The idea is also catching on in Utah, Montana, Nebraska and South Dakota. The main obstacles are lack of transmission lines and financing problems amid the economic crisis. Landowners also face a steep learning curve. Stumbough scrambles to keep up with the demand for seminars and Webinars. The Colorado-based Rocky Mountain Farmers Union is working with Windustry, a Minnesota-based nonprofit, to provide technical and legal support to fledgling associations. It’s a key innovation for establishing fairness as Westerners tap their wind, says Windustry’s Lisa Daniels: “Otherwise it might end up being just another form of exploitation, like what’s happened with oil and gas leases.” — Sarah Gilman High Country News These essays first appeared on March 16, 2009, in High Country News (, which covers the West’s communities and natural-resource issues. WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM


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GET A LEG UP ON WHAT'S GOING DOWN. gracious host to quite a few advanced screenings in the last couple years. And now, Hollywood director Donald Petrie is screening My Life in Ruins, opening in theaters June 5. The movie, produced by Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks, stars the lead actress of My Big, Fat Greek Wedding, Nia Vardalos, along with Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss. The story follows the adventures of a new tour guide (Vardalos) as she tries to shuffle a group of American tourists around the sites in Greece. The driver of her tour bus is a big, hairy Greek man who first appears on screen sporting a full beard. As he and the leading lady get closer, so does his shave, leaving ample room for a romance to grow. After the credits roll, stick around for a Q&A with the director who has worked with thespians such as Julia Roberts, Michael Caine, and Matt Damon, to name a few of Petrie’s A-list co-workers. Petrie’s work includes Mystic Pizza, Grumpy Old Men and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Proceeds from the screening benefit The Story Initiative, a new project at Boise State headed up by writing professor Clay Morgan, husband of astronaut and Boise State Distinguished Educator in Residence Barbara Morgan. 5:30 p.m., pre-screening reception $20, show at 7 p.m., $10, The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-387-1273.

HORSE NAMES 1. Lil Time To Smoke 2. Hollywood Frosty Nic 3. RN Smart Machacho 4. Fairlea Steady Betty 5. Mr. Peppy Shak 6. Shiners Black Kitty 7. Bit O Pepto —Source:, 2009 National Reined Cow Horse Association My Life in Ruins star Nia Vardalos presides over the tour with amplification.

AIM HIGH A group of organizations, including Veterans for Peace, Idaho Peace Coalition, Idaho Campaign to End Israeli Apartheid and the Snake River Alliance, host a talk by Kevin Martin, executive director of Peace Action, the nation’s largest grassroots peace network. Martin’s talk is titled “Why Better Than Bush Is Not Good Enough.” For more information, call 208-853-4435 or e-mail Read Citizen on Page 9 for more. 6 p.m., FREE, donations accepted. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2201 Woodlawn Ave., Boise, 208-344-5731.


Good golfers always replace their divots. Take a few swings for free at Pierce Park Greens Golf Course on Thursday.



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20 WEDNESDAY LEAVE A MARK Take a stroll around Boise and learn interesting facts about the city’s architecture such as the significance of an architectural style. In the 1930s, President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal national relief programs both stimulated the economy and resulted in the construction of many public buildings. A series of talks titled “Reclamation and the Treasure Valley” are being conducted by the Boise Public Library and the Boise City Department of Arts and History. The discussion is on the Work Progress Administration and how the post-WW II federal and state governments used Modernist architecture to symbolize a new American age. Think very American: functionality, man-made materials and rebellion against tradition. The companion walk is a tour of the old Ada County Courthouse on Saturday, May 23. 7 p.m., and Saturday, May 23, 10 a.m., FREE, 208-433-5670. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd.,

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The Pierce Park Greens Golf Course is offering free golf games to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Go a few rounds on the laid-back North End course whether you’re an old pro, or green on the green. Bring your own equipment and don’t worry about transportation on the walking course—it is a perfect course for beginners since it is all par three. Free things tend to bring out the masses, but don’t worry if there’s a small wait; pay for a bucket and hit balls on the driving range or hit the clubhouse for beer and food. The golf course has seen many new faces show up by offering free golf days in the past, and Byl Carrico, the guy in charge of media relations, said, “The older crowd enjoys Pierce Park Greens because it is a shorter course. They can still get out and whack it. Parents like to bring the kids out because it’s not frustrating for them; they won’t fall into a sand bunker or lake.” Carrico went on to say, “It is a laid-back atmosphere, but we do appreciate plaid pants.” 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m., FREE, Pierce Park Greens, 5812 N. Pierce Park Lane, Boise, 208-853-3302.



The eighth annual FranDrew Barbecue is both a music fest and benefit show for the Donnelly Public Library. Located on the Donnelly boat docks of beautiful Lake Cascade, Muzzie Braun headlines the all-day festival. The other local musical acts on the bill include the Hat Shop Band, Deja Blue, Glenn and Kelly, and Cheap Tacos. Bring a picnic or grab something grilled for a small donation. The menu includes barbecue chicken and steaks, hamburgers and hot dogs and nonalcoholic beverages. Coolers are welcome. 1-10 p.m., $5 per person suggested donation, FREE for children younger than 12, 208-325-8833. City of Donnelly, Hwy. 55, 11 miles south of McCall.

ONE ENCHANTED EVENING Members of the Boise LGBTQIA community are hosting a Queer Prom for ages 21 and older. The evening will be memorable for all prom goers—even if the candidates who grab the crowns for king or queen turn out to be a surprise—because the bigger purpose is to raise funds and awareness in hopes of amending the Idaho Human Rights Act. Tickets are on sale at the Record Exchange. 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $10 individual, $15 for couples, Emerald Club, 415 S. Ninth St., Boise.




wednesday FESTIVALS & EVENTS MAYOR BIETER UNPLUGGED—Mayor Dave Bieter takes questions from the group and discusses Boise past, present and his vision for the City of Trees in the future. 5:30-7:30 p.m., FREE for Boise Young Professionals members; $15 nonmembers, 208-472-5258, Basque Center, 601 W. Grove St., Boise. RECLAMATION AND THE TREASURE VALLEY—The discussion is on the Works Progress Administration of the 1930s and how the post-WW II federal and state governments used modernist architecture to symbolize a new American age. The companion walk is a tour of the old Ada County Courthouse at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 23. 7 p.m., FREE, 208-433-5670. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., www.boisepubliclibrary. org.

CONCERTS DEAN STATION—The band from New Mexico is influenced by different genres including folk, roots and bluegrass music to create a progressive acoustic style with two-part harmonies, introspective writing and musical accompaniment ranging from acoustic guitar to the spoons. 7:30 p.m., FREE, Shangri-La Tea Room, 1800 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208424-0273, www.shangri-la-tea. com. SEASONS AND THYME SPRING CONCERT—The Boise Choristers group is made up of women from all over the Treasure Valley and is directed by Karma Ellsworth and accompanied by Gail Borup. Hear selections ranging from classics by Handel, Haydn and Debussy to traditional Shaker melodies, Broadway show tunes and various folk songs. 7:30 p.m., FREE, donations accepted. Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise State campus, Boise, 208-426-1000.

including hawks, falcons, owls and eagles. Nixon will show the audience some of the live birds she works with daily and talk about the unique niches that birds of prey occupy in the environment. Call ahead to register, and enter to win a behind-the-scenes tour at The World Center for Birds of Prey. 6:30 p.m., FREE. Wild Birds Unlimited, 10480 Overland Road, Boise, 208-376-6862,

KIDS & TEENS SUMMER READING VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION—The Garden City Library and Bells for Books are gearing up for Summer Reading 2009. This year’s theme is “Be Creative at The Library.” The incentivebased reading program for all ages runs June through July 31. The library is seeking 30-40 teen volunteers over the course of the summer. Interested volunteers should be at least 13 years old and are invited to attend a Summer Reading Volunteer Orientation and Pizza Party. 6-7:30 p.m., FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2940, www.

ODDS & ENDS IDAHO YOUNG ADULT CANCER SURVIVORS—The reception and information session is for young adult cancer survivors between the ages of 18 and 40. The group is gathering to form a support network. Food will be served. RSVP to 208422-0716. 5:30 p.m., FREE. YMCA, 1050 W. State St., Boise, 208-344-5501, www.


thursday ON STAGE FLOYD PHILLIPS JR.—The comedian performs May 21-24 with two shows on Friday and Saturday nights. Philips takes jabs at Michael Jackson, bungee jumping and drink names. 8 p.m., and May 22-23, 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. $10 Thursday and Sunday; $12 general; $15 VIP Friday and Saturday, www. Hijinx Comedy Club, 800 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-947-7100. THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST—The satirical comedy by Oscar Wilde gently pokes fun at Victorian manners and customs. The play follows the misadventures of a couple of English blokes, Jack and Algy, as they confront the merciless strictures of tea time and the pitfalls of sincerity, all while trying to woo a couple of strong-willed ladies. 7 p.m., $15-18; student rush tickets $10 at 10 min. before show. Knock ’Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 333 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-385-0021, www.


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CONCERTS SEASONS AND THYME SPRING CONCERT— See Wednesday. 7:30 p.m., FREE, donations accepted. Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise State campus, Boise, 208-4261000.



CROQUETAS GALORE—Sign up for The Basque Market class that teaches the secrets and techniques to rolling shrimp, pimento and chicken Spanish croquetas. The fried surprises are famous for a reason—they are delicious. 6 p.m., $30. The Basque Market, 608 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-433-1208, MARTINI MIX-OFF JUDGING PART TWO—See Page 27. Stops include The Bouquet Bar at 7 p.m., Chandlers at 8 p.m. and Pair at 9 p.m.

SCREEN MY LIFE IN RUINS— Hollywood director Donald Petrie screens his latest movie, starring Nia Vardalos, of the hit movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss. See Picks Page. 7 p.m., $10 general admission; reserved seating and reception $20. The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, www.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES ARGENTINE TANGO PRACTICA—Join the Boise Tango Society for a free introduction to

FOOD & DRINK IDAHO MEDIA PROFESSIONALS—Join IMP members for the monthly luncheon. This month’s topic is Murder in May and features Mark Boylan of River City Entertainment. Boylan discusses how he handles creating a production chock full of mystery, intrigue and suspense, all on a moving train. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $10 for lunch, www.idahomediapro. org. Sun Ray Cafe, 1602 N. 13th St., 208-343-2887.

ART ESPECIALLY FOR SENIORS— Senior guests (age 62 and older) receive free admission all day plus a docent-led talk regarding the current exhibit. Garth Claassen’s “Bloated Floaters, Snouted Sappers and the Defense of Empire.” 2 p.m., FREE. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Dr., Boise, 208-345-8330, www.

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8 DAYS OUT Tango lesson from 7:30-8 p.m. followed by dance practice. Beginners are welcome; no partner is necessary. For more information, contact Camille Wood at 208-989-0239 or e-mail starfiretango@gmail. com. 8-10 p.m., $5 admission; $3 students/seniors, www. Boise Cafe, 219 N. 10th St., Boise, 208343-3397.

LITERATURE POETRY NIGHT—Poetry host Jason invites poets to gather at Thomas Hammer for a cup of coffee or other beverage and bring their work to share during a fun night of poetry readings. 6-8 p.m., FREE. Thomas Hammer, 298 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-4338004, www.hammercoffee. com.

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FESTIVALS & EVENTS FOSSIL DAYS—The city of Hagerman celebrates its geological heritage with a parade, food booths, arts and crafts, and live music featuring Rosalie Sorrels and Gene Loranger. The three-day event begins May 22 and runs 10 a.m.-10 p.m. on May 23 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on May 24. 6-10 p.m., FREE. Hagerman, 1 hour east of Boise on I-84 off the Bliss exit, Hagerman. WWE PRESENTS RAW LIVE— Drama, excitement and entertainment slams downtown

country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, Penn., is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long-lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces. Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the old lady’s vivacious niece, Meg, who’s engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there’s a wide world out there, but it’s not until she meets “Maxine and Stephanie” that she finally gets a taste of it. The farce by Ken Ludwig and directed by Kevin R. Kimsey is rated PG. 8:15 p.m., $15, Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-342-2000,

CITIZEN NEW REPUBLICAN CLUB (TREASURE VALLEY PACHYDERMS)—Call 208375-5233 to reserve a seat for dinner at 6 p.m. at the Eagle City Hall, 660 E. Civic Lane. For more information, e-mail Fourth Friday of every month, 6 p.m. donations accepted.




saturday FESTIVALS & EVENTS CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKET—The open-air market features rows of vendor booths. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Capital City Public Market, on Eighth Street between Main and Bannock, Boise, 208-345-9287.

TALKS & LECTURES KEVIN MARTIN—A talk by Kevin Martin, executive director of Peace Action, the nation’s largest grass-roots peace network. See Picks Page. 6 p.m., FREE, donations accepted. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2201 Woodlawn Ave., Boise, 208-344-5731,

ODDS & ENDS THIRD THURSDAY THREADBENDERS—Needle workers of all skill levels who quilt, embroider, knit, crochet, sew or cross-stitch meet to work on projects, combine needlework types and plan programs. Bring a project for show and tell, ideas for a short program on color design and participate in some hands-on color exploration. Third Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m., FREE. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, 208-5624995, www.boisepubliclibrary. org. WII GAMING—The interactive Wii gaming system gets the player involved using physical movements to control movements and navigate through the game. In the presentation Wii Gaming for Grown-ups in the Lemhi Room, learn about the fun features of Wii, including playing indoor games such as shooting darts, competing to see who can knock down the most pins during a game of bowling and jumping on a snowboard any time of year to fly off jumps and race for time on a snow-covered course. 7 p.m., FREE. Library at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-562-4996, www.


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Boise during the WWW RAW LIVE event. Meeting in the ring are the tag teams of John Cena and The Animal Batista vs. The Big Show “The World’s Largest Athlete” and WWE Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton. 7:30 p.m., $15-$50. Qwest Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-424-2200 or box office 208-331-8497,

ON STAGE BLEACHER BUMS—A group of die-hard bleacher denizens who inhabit the bleachers at Chicago’s Wrigley Field find time to root for their team in between placing bets on everything under the sun. The group includes a rabid cheerleader, a blind man who follows the game by transistor radio and does his own play-by-play, a bathing beauty, a nerd and various others. In between bets, the bleacher bums go out for frosty malts or beers, try to pick up the bathing beauty and, occasionally, watch the game. 8 p.m., $11 general; $9 seniors and students, Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, www. THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST—See Thursday. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. with the show at 8 p.m. $39 for dinner.; $20 for show only; student rush tickets $10 at 10 min. before show. Knock ’Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 333 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-3850021, www.kedproductions. org. LEADING LADIES—Jack and Leo are a couple of down-ontheir-luck English Shakespearean actors regulated to performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish

FRANDREW BARBECUE AND BENEFIT—The Donnelly boat docks on Lake Cascade are the site for an all-day festival headlined by Muzzie Braun with other local musical acts on the bill. See Picks Page. 1-10 p.m., $5 per person suggested donation, 208-325-8833. City of Donnelly, Hwy. 55, 11 miles south of McCall. MERIDIAN FARMERS MARKET—9 a.m.-1 p.m., www. Ustick Marketplace II, 3630 N. Eagle Road, Meridian. QUEER PROM—Members of the Boise LGBTQIA are hosting a community prom to benefit the Idaho Equality Committee in its efforts to amend the Idaho Human Rights Act. 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $10 for individuals, $15 for couples. Emerald Club, 415 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-342-5446, www. ROCK AND ROLL TRIVIA NIGHT—The Flying M Coffeegarage challenges all to participate in a Rock and Roll Trivia Night. The tournament-style rock and roll duel winner will walk away with the admiration of the crowd plus prizes. Sign up in advance to assure a spot. 7:30 p.m., FREE. Flying M Coffeegarage, 1314 Second St. S., Nampa, 208-467-5533. TREASURE VALLEY ROLLERGIRLS—It’s Season Two, Bout Nine time. This round of roller derby features the Treasure Valley Rollergirls up against Eugene, Ore.’s Emerald City Rollergirls. A percentage of proceeds from the bout goes to the Boise Bicycle Project. 7 p.m., $10 adv.; $12 door; $10 student with ID and senior; children 12




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8 DAYS OUT and younger FREE, Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650.

ON STAGE BLEACHER BUMS—See Friday. 8 p.m., $11 general; $9 seniors and students, Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST—See Friday. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. with the show at 8 p.m. $39 for dinner; $20 for show only; student rush tickets $10 at 10 min. before show. Knock ’Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 333 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-385-0021, www. LEADING LADIES—See Friday. 8:15 p.m., $15, Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-342-2000,

LITERATURE DAVID H. LEROY BOOK SIGNING— Former prosecutor, attorney general, lieutenant governor and United States nuclear waste negotiator, David H. Leroy, has completed his first book-length text about Abraham Lincoln after having written and spoken on the subject for more than 30 years. 2-4 p.m., FREE. Borders Books and Music, 350 N. Milwaukee, Boise, 208-322-6668, www. FRANK THOMASON—The author of Boise-Images of America will be signing copies of his book on Boise’s history. Proceeds from the event benefit the Idaho Historical Museum. 2-4 p.m., FREE. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1315 N. Milwaukee, Boise, 208-375-4454, www.

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FESTIVALS & EVENTS LIQUID LAUGH TRACK—Every Sunday, the funny is found in BoDo during Laugh Track, featuring stand-up comedy from locals and professionals looking for laughs in a live setting. 7 p.m. FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, www. SUN VALLEY WELLNESS FESTIVAL—Musician Toni Childs kicks off the Sun Valley Pavilion 2009 Summer Concert Series and performs during the Sun Valley Wellness Festival. The festival runs May 22-24 and includes more than 50 presentations, classes and workshops on mind, body, spirit and environmental wellness. For more information, visit sunvalleywellness. org. 7:30 p.m., concert tickets start at $15. Sun Valley Pavilion, Sun Valley Resort, 1-888-622-2108, www.

ON STAGE FLOYD PHILLIPS JR.—See Thursday. 8 p.m., $10, floydj. Hijinx Comedy Club, 800 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-947-7100.

FOOD & DRINK BEER BUST—Saunter into the Lucky Dog Tavern on Sundays between noon and 5 p.m., donate $5 to Boise Pride and you’ll be rewarded with $1.50 domestic drafts. Noon-5 p.m., Lucky Dog, 2223 Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-333-0074.

LITERATURE STORY TIME—Gather the family for Sunday story time, then stick around for snacks and crafts. 1 p.m., FREE. A Novel Adventure, 906 W. Main St., Boise, 208-344-8088.

CITIZEN IDAHO CAMPAIGN TO END ISRAELI APARTHEID—The group meets every Sunday at Papa Joe’s, 1301 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, and is continually working to educate and lobby for a just and truthful U.S. policy that works to end apartheid. For more information, e-mail 6 p.m., FREE,


monday FESTIVALS & EVENTS GRAND OPENING—The secondhand store and donations center assists those in need and is always looking for volunteers. Stop by and check out the offerings. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Neighbors Helping Neighbors of Idaho Secondhand Store and Donation Center, 16099 N. Franklin Road, Nampa, 208-546-4622, www. MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY—The public is invited to attend the annual ceremony honoring those who have died in service to the nation. The event includes speakers, a wreath-laying ceremony, bagpipes, the 25th Army Band and a rifle and cannon salute. The ceremony concludes with a military flyover by the Idaho Air National Guard and a ceremonial release of white doves. 10 a.m., FREE. Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, 10100 Horseshoe Bend Road, Boise, 208-334-4796, www.


tuesday FESTIVALS & EVENTS MCFADDEN MARKET CO-OP FARMERS MARKET—The farmers market includes information about green living, entertainment, children’s activities and specialty products. 5-8 p.m., Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Broadway St., Meridian, 208-888-4433.

FOOD & DRINK HAWAII IN BOISE—Lush transforms into a tropical paradise every Tuesday night with sand, drink specials, live music and weekly prize giveaways. Proceeds from the Lush island experiences benefit Boise Pride 2009. 9 p.m., Lush, 760 Main St., Boise, 208-342-5874.

TALKS & LECTURES BOISE RIVER COMMUNITY LECTURE—A representative from Idaho Rivers United discusses the connection between water conservation, wastewater treatment, carbon footprint and Idaho’s endangered salmon and bull trout during a talk and tour of the West Boise Wastewater Treatment Plant. 6 p.m. FREE, 208-343-7481, Boise WaterShed, 11818 W. Joplin Road, Boise. BOISE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS LOUNGING SERIES— This lounging series features Bob Lokken, a local entrepreneur and former CEO of ProClarity Corporation. 5:30-7 p.m., FREE for Boise Young Professionals members; $15 nonmembers, 208-472-5258, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City.


wednesday FESTIVALS & EVENTS RECLAMATION AND THE TREASURE VALLEY—Civic Architecture of the Modernist Age is the talk, with a tour of modernist architecture in downtown Boise scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 30. 7 p.m., FREE, 208-433-5670. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., www.

ON STAGE THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE—The Tony Award-winning musical comedy combines a quirky cast with audience participation. The musical is about six young people going through the perils of puberty matched with the angst of being overachievers. During the spelling bee, the whole group of outsiders learns that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. 7:30 p.m., $28-$48, Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1609. LEADING LADIES—See Friday. 7:30 p.m., $12, Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-342-2000,

FOOD & DRINK BOISE SPRING COCKTAIL HOUR— The University of Virginia Club of Boise is getting together for a spring cocktail hour. All UVa alumni, friends

and family, and those interested in UVa, are welcome to attend. 6 p.m., FREE. Leku Ona, 117 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-345-6665, www.

ART AMY PENCE-BROWN—Settle in with a glass of wine and get ready for a question-andanswer session with local art curator Amy Pence Brown. Gain insight on what a curator does, what they are looking for and tips on how artists can get their work shown. The topic of the art talk includes valuable information on artist statements, portfolios and how an artist can best present themselves and their art. 7-9 p.m., FREE. Woodriver Cellars, 3705 N. Hwy. 16, Eagle, 208-286-9463, www. NINE PLUS ONE—The public is invited to view the exhibit “9+1,” a collaborative art experience between Trey McIntyre and 14 local artists. An after-party at The Modern Hotel features dancer-inspired cocktails only available during the month the drinks are released. See Arts on page 22 for details. 5:30-7:30 p.m., FREE, J Crist Gallery, 223 S. 17th St., Boise.

LITERATURE CHESS CLUB—Gamers use their wits to come up with strategies to sweep the board with their competitors. It’s all fun and games with chess sets and designated playing areas. 5-8 p.m., FREE. A Novel Adventure, 906 W. Main St., Boise, 208-344-8088. DROP-IN WRITING WORKSHOP— The workshop is held twice a month and offers writers of all levels a chance to create and share work in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Author and poet Norman Weinstein facilitates the workshops. 6:30-8 p.m., FREE. The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-331-8000,

ODDS & ENDS 9TH STREET TOASTMASTERS— Visitors and guests are welcome to attend the 9th Street Toastmasters meeting. Noon, every Wednesday. FREE, 208-388-6484, BUG (BOISE UKULELE GROUP)— All levels, beginning to advanced, welcome with no age limit and no membership fees. For more information, visit the Web site. 6:30 p.m., FREE, Idaho Pizza Company, 3053 S. Cole Road, Boise, 208-362-7702. MERIDIAN BUSINESS DAY—More than a dozen business professionals will share their outlook for the local economy and offer advice to fellow businesses. 8 a.m., FREE. Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Broadway St., Meridian, 208-888-4433, www. VINYL PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF IDAHO—The Vinyl Preservation Society of Idaho aims to preserve vinyl music heritage by promoting the enjoyment of and education about vinyl records, record collecting, record playing and all associated matters of analog musicology regardless of listening tastes. 7-10 p.m., FREE, Modern Hotel and Bar, 1314 W. Grove St., 208-424-8244.

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THE END OF THE (MID)LINE Longtime Boise band packs up their gear for good


heading to rehearsal, the three of them talked. And talked. They told stories that would rival those of any of the bands with whom they were coming up in the ’90s and who surpassed them on the road to fame and fortune. They told enough tales of shady deals and shysters to fill a book. But in spite of everything, they look at their collective experiences in a “what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger” light. Meeting up with Fischer later that night, he explained that he was the one who started the let’s-put-this-thing-to-bed conversation. He owns a successful landscaping business and has three active kids at home and the whole rock and roll lifestyle doesn’t fit him anymore. The band decided that replacing Fischer was just not an option and that if Fischer was no longer into it, Midline should dissolve. “I think it was Michael Stipe who said, ‘You don’t have to be on the same page, but you do have to be in the same book,’” Elliott said. “We weren’t even in the same book anymore.”


efore Scott Elliott and Anthony Fagiano were old enough to drink, they would sit in the parking lot of what was then the Boise State Pavilion (now the Taco Bell Arena) and talk about the day their band would rock the joint. Almost two decades, thousands of record sales and hundreds of performances later—including one at the Pavilion—many of their conversations now center on reminiscences and scheduling rehearsals for their final show on Saturday, May 23, at the Knitting Factory presented by radio station 100.3 the X. It’s been a long strange trip for Elliott, Fagiano, Fred Fischer and Stymie (who doesn’t give a last name)—Fischer and Stymie have been with Midline for about 14 years— and one that some of them are sorry and some of them are relieved to see end. In the non-cyber time before Myspace, Twitter, Facebook, blogs or even cell phones, the word “street team” meant something completely different for a band trying to get noticed. For their first show in 1991, Fagiano and Elliott ambitiously rented out the Grove plaza and a bunch of equipment. They plastered Boise with posters, taping them to poles, benches and boxes and putting one in the hand of every person they saw. In the car on their way to the show that night, Fagiano remembers asking Elliott what the hell was going on. Several downtown streets were closed off, and police cars sat at nearly every intersection surrounding the Grove. What was going on was Elton John was only half right. Goodbye seems to be the hardest word. Say your goodbyes to Midline on Saturday, May 23, at the Knitting Factory. that 5,000 people came out to watch Midline play. The boys were shocked and thrilled, and as the adrenaline started to flow, they saw it as a “Without Fred, it’s not Midline,” Stymie said quietly. good omen for a couple of guys who dreamed of being rock stars. Regrets? Sure, they have a few. Elliott regrets staying in Boise, During the years they’ve been together, Midline has been in some saying that a move to a bigger city may have been the push intense situations—both good and bad. And through it all, they’ve they needed. Fischer agreed with Elliott, while Fagiano wished weathered the lows and ridden the highs together. they’d had better management, and Stymie said less airplay after They sold more than 10,000 albums, had songs in regular rotaconglomerates came in and bought up the local stations hurt the tion on the radio, garnered a sponsorship from Jagermeister after band. But they don’t regret a moment they’ve spent together, on playing SXSW, and met and opened for the likes of Motley Crue, stage or off, and are finding ways to move on together and apart Ted Nugent, Queensryche, Skid Row, Rob Zombie, Breaking Benja- after Midline is no more. Stymie and Elliott have been working on min, Candlebox, Quiet Riot and Dee Snyder. putting together a new band called Karin Comes Killing for about But with the good came the bad. After paying to record their own a year and a half. Fagiano has been writing music, and the three of album, they inked a deal with Gotham Records. What they didn’t them plan to continue working together, supporting one another’s get was any kind of tour support from the label. Playing live has ventures, whatever they may be. always been Midline’s lifeblood and where they really “put the meat Later that night at their rehearsal space—a tiny unit in a storage in the seats.” facility—the energy they put into the music they’ve been making “We had just played Prince’s club in Minneapolis [with Hed PE most of their lives is palpable. The place is so small that Fagiano and Saliva headlining] in front of 3,000 people and didn’t have stands in the hallway, out of the line of the other band members’ enough gas money to get to the next gig,” Elliott said. “We called sight, his foot propped on the wall behind him, his melodic baritone our label [Gotham Records] and said, ‘We’ll worry about how to bouncing off corrugated steel doors while tight, rich drums, bass and get food, just give us enough money for gas.’ They wouldn’t even guitar fill the building. Midline plans to end this chapter in their lives do that.” with a bang and have been working toward this last show, which More than $16,000 in debt, they passed on the rest of the dates will include a 21-song set of music from the last two decades. And on the tour and headed home to lick their wounds and regroup. love them or hate them, when they do disband, Midline will leave During the years that followed, they wrote new songs, put out behind a legacy. With a twinge of regret and a hint of pride, they more albums, played more shows and continued to tour. But every proffered a few words of advice for young, new bands trying to hit time they got close to the brass ring, something or someone pulled the big time, something Midline came so close to doing. it just out of reach. Divorces, a heart surgery, a really crappy record “Always try new things. Always be out of your comfort zone,” deal, a loss of radio support, an evil manager and a stint in therapy Fagiano said. were just a few of the problems that seemed to chip away at MidStymie added, “Write your own music.” line’s possible successes. “Get a f**king lawyer,” Elliott said. Fast forward 19 years to Mulligan’s, where a half-dozen empty Saturday, May 23, with Frantik and The One And Only glasses sit on the table between them, and a half-dozen more are True Messiah, 8 p.m., $6. Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St., filled with beer, whiskey and brightly colored shots. 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MUSICGUIDE wednesday 20 AUDRA CONNOLLY—6 p.m., FREE, Smoky Mountain Pizza, 1805 W. State St., Boise

DJ ERIC RHODES—6-9 p.m., FREE, Modern Hotel THE FAV—9 p.m., FREE, Bad Irish

BEST OF OPEN MIC—7 p.m., with Jeremy Snook and Aaron Rodriguez, FREE, Library Coffeehouse

THE FRIM FRAM 4—8:45 p.m., FREE, Pengilly’s

BIG BUSINESS, TWEAK BIRD—8 p.m., $8 adv.; $10 door, Neurolux

GIZZARD STONE—10 p.m., FREE, Tom Grainey’s

CARTER FREEMAN—7 p.m., FREE, Tannins Wine Bar

KEN HARRIS—6:30 p.m., FREE, Berryhill KEVIN KIRK—7 p.m.; with Jon Hyneman, Phil Garonzik, 7:30 p.m., FREE, Chandlers

HIGH DESERT BAND—6:30 p.m., FREE, Whitewater Pizza

BLAZE AND KELLY—7 p.m., FREE, Smoky Mountain Pizza, 980 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian FLOOD THE SUN, MAKLAK, MANVILLE, TRIGGER ITCH—9 p.m., $3, Gusto ALIC IA J. R OS E

JIM FISHWILD—6-9 p.m., FREE, Highlands Hollow JIMMY BIVENS—7 p.m., FREE, Bungalow

Thanks in part to their ’70s predecessors—Captain and Tennille, Sonny and Cher—today’s husband-and-wife musical duos have to rock mercilessly to combat the cornball, matching-velour-suit associations of days past. Portland, Ore.’s, Kevin and Anita Robinson from indie outďŹ t Viva Voce have managed to do just that, combatting both industry stigmas and stiing industry hacks over the past 11 years they’ve spent making sweet music together. This month, the duo is back with their ďŹ fth studio album rose city, released on Barsuk Records. For this album, the Robinsons decided to expand into a foursome, adding musicians Evan Railton and Corrina Repp to the lineup. At their own Amore!Phonics Studios, Viva Voce wrote, arranged, recorded and produced the charmingly lo-ďŹ album in one short month. Brimming with a certain layered, hazy softness, rose city is augmented by droning guitars and echoey vocals. At times, the album is highly reminiscent of the dreamy pop made by yet another band fronted by a husband-andwife team, Luna. The album’s ďŹ rst single, “Octavio,â€? is an immediate ear pleaser, with lightly driving bongo pats and vocal harmonies that belie the song’s much darker lyrics. Check out the eerie video for “Octavioâ€? on YouTube that had the Portland Mercury crying: “never has handholding looked so creepy.â€? —Tara Morgan 9 p.m., with Cut Off Your Hands, $10 adv., $12 door. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., 208-336-5034.

friday 22 AUDIO MOONSHINE—9 p.m., FREE, Bad Irish BENNE/NURSE PRODUCTIONS—8 p.m., DJ Superstar KEOKI, DJ Scott Stubbs, 4 Star Generals, Jeff Lynn, Forever in June, $20 adv.; $25 door, The Grizzly Rose Nightclub

BEN BURDICK—7 p.m., FREE, Crusty’s


thursday 21 DENT MAY AND HIS MAGNIFICENT UKULELE, JAMES ORR—8 p.m., $5, Neurolux

CRAVING DAWN—9 p.m., $2, The Bouquet DEAN STATION—7:30 p.m., FREE, Music of the Vine THE FAV—9 p.m., $3, Terrapin Station



MIKE WATT AND THE MISSING MEN, FINN RIGGINS—8 p.m., $8 adv.; $10 door, Neurolux

JEANNIE MARIE—7 p.m., FREE, Orphan Annie’s

MOONDANCE—7 p.m., FREE, Smoky Mountain Pizza, 34 E. State St., Eagle


JOHN HANSEN—8:45 p.m., FREE, Pengilly’s

KELLY LYNAE—6-8 p.m., FREE, Tully’s Coffee

JOHNNY SHOES—6-9 p.m., FREE, Lock, Stock & Barrel

KEVIN KIRK—7 p.m.; with Phil Garonzik, 7:30 p.m., FREE, Chandlers


NATHAN JAY AND THE QUARTERTONS—9 p.m., FREE, Liquid PAUL PETERSON CD RELEASE—7 p.m., $5, Rodeway Inn PATRICIA FOLKNER, JOEL KASERMAN—6-8 p.m., FREE, Smoky Mountain Pizza, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd. POLYPHONIC POMEGRANATE—10 p.m., FREE, Tom Grainey’s ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m., FREE, Humpin’ Hannah’s SEMI FAMOUS, FUEGOGO—9 p.m., FREE, Terrapin Station SOULS REST—6 p.m., FREE, Gelato Cafe SPINDLEBOMB—8 p.m., FREE, Bad Irish SPUD MOORE—7 p.m., FREE, Tannins Wine Bar Please send your live music listings to or fax to 342-4733. Include venue, band names, start times and cover charge. Photos are great, too. For dancing, symphony, opera or orchestral music, please see our 8 DAYS OUT listings. THE DEADLINE FOR LISTINGS IS THE THURSDAY THE WEEK PRIOR TO PUBLICATION. LISTINGS ARE RUN ON A SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS.

MIKE LAKY—7 p.m., FREE, Tannins Wine Bar POCONO BILL—6 p.m., FREE, Donnie Mac’s SOL JIBE—9 p.m., $3, Reef TERRY JONES, BILL LILES—6:30 p.m., FREE, Berryhill VALLIVUE JAZZ NIGHT—7:30 p.m., FREE, Flying M Coffeegarage WISEBIRD—9 p.m., FREE, Terrapin Station DENT MAY AND HIS MAGNIFICENT UKULELE

FINAL UNDERGROUND, ABRUPT EDGE, HALF THE WORLD, WITHIN THE EDDY AND LUCID—7:30 p.m., $6, Knitting Factory JOHN JONES—7 p.m.; with Mike Seifrit, Jon Hyneman, 8:15 p.m., FREE, Chandlers

LOSERPALOOZA 2009—May 22-24, three-day desert rock fest. Blacks Creek Road, Kuna THE MATTHEW HARTZ BAND—9 p.m., $2, Shorty’s Saloon MICHAEL RAY COX—6 p.m., FREE, Donnie Mac’s MOONDANCE—7:30 p.m., FREE, Big Bird’s Burgers, 2031 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian NATHAN J MOODY AND THE QUARTERTONS—9 p.m., $1, Liquid THE NAUGHTIES, SPINDLEBOMB—9 p.m., FREE, Tom Grainey’s POCONO BILL—7 p.m., FREE, Woodriver Cellars REBECCA SCOTT—9 p.m., FREE, Piper Pub ROB FALER BAND—8 p.m., $5, Cowgirls SOUL SERENE—9 p.m., $5, Reef TERRY JONES, BILL LILES—6:30 p.m., FREE, Berryhill TICKET TO HELL TOUR WITH AIDEN—7:30 p.m., $6.66, The Venue



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MUSICGUIDE saturday 23 BLUE MASK—9 p.m., FREE, The Plank BUCKIN COUNTRY—9 p.m., FREE, Mr. Lucky’s CAMDEN HUGHES—6:30 p.m.; with Brianne Gray, 8:30 p.m., FREE, Berryhill DOUGLAS CAMERON—7 p.m., FREE, Bungalow ERIC INGERSOL—5-7 p.m., FREE, Tully’s JUPITER HOLIDAY—9 p.m., $4, Terrapin KEVIN KIRK—7 p.m.; with Sally Tibbs, 7:30 p.m., FREE, Chandlers LARRY CONKLIN—11:30 a.m., FREE, Moon’s MARKO AND THE BAND—9 p.m., $5, Reef

THE MATTHEW HARTZ BAND—9 p.m., $2, Shorty’s Saloon MICHELLE MALONE RECORD RELEASE PARTY—8 p.m., $8 adv.; $10 door, Neurolux



CAFE OLE—404 S. 8th St., 344-3222

THE BALCONY CLUB—M-Sa: DJs, 9 p.m., 150 N. 8th St., 2nd floor, 336-1313

CHANDLERS STEAKHOUSE—MSa: Kevin Kirk, 7 p.m.; acts at 8 p.m., 981 Grove St., 383-4300

BAD IRISH—199 N. 8th St., 338-8939

CHINA BLUE—100 S. 6th St., 338-6604

BARBACOA—276 Bob White Ct., Boise, 338-5000

COMMON GROUND CAFE—303 E. Colorado St., McCall, 208634-2846

BITTERCREEK ALE HOUSE—246 N. 8th St., 345-1813 BOUQUET—1010 W. Main St. 345-6605 BUFFALO CLUB—10206 Fairview Ave., 321-1811 BUNGALOW—1520 N. 13th St., 331-9855 BUZZ CAFE—2999 N. Lakeharbor Lane, 344-4321

CORKSCREWS WINE SHOP— 729 N. Main St., Meridian, 888-4049 COWGIRLS—353 Ave. E., Kuna, 922-9522 CRUSTY’S—214 Lenora St., McCall, 208-634-5005 DIRTY LITTLE RODDY’S—100 S. 6th St., downstairs, 338-6604 DONNIE MAC’S—1515 W. Grove St., 338-7813 FLYING M COFFEE-




KEN HARRIS—6:30 p.m., FREE, Berryhill

JIM LEWIS—11 a.m.-1 p.m., FREE, Focaccia’s

HIGHLIGHT BOMB—9 p.m., Terrapin Station

LARRY CONKLIN—-8 p.m.,, FREE, Lulu’s Fine Pizza

KEN HARRIS—6:30 p.m., FREE, Berryhill

METAL BLADE YOUNG GUNS TOUR—7 p.m., Psyopus, Molotov Solution, Woe of Tyrants, Pandemic, Gernika, $10, The Basement, 2416 S. Empire Way

THOMAS PAUL—8 p.m., FREE, Red Feather Lounge

ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m., $5 after 10 p.m, Humpin’ Hannah’s

SONIC MINSTREL—2:30 p.m., FREE, Woodriver Cellars


GAYLE CHAPMAN—3-5 p.m., FREE, Tully’s Coffee

REBECCA SCOTT—9 p.m., FREE, Piper Pub

MOONDANCE—7:30 p.m., FREE, Music of the Vine

SPUD MOORE—7 p.m., FREE, Tannins Wine Bar TAUGE AND FAULKNER—8:45 p.m., FREE, Pengilly’s

GARAGE—1314 2nd St. S., Nampa, 467-5533 FOCACCIA’S—404 E. Parkcenter Blvd., 322-2838 GELATO CAFE— 2053 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian GRAINEY’S BASEMENT—107 S. 6th St., 345-2505

THE SOUL HONEY—8 p.m., FREE, Bad Irish TARTUFI, JUNTURA, MICROBABIES—8 p.m., $5, VaC HUMPIN’ HANNAH’S—W-Sa: Rocci Johnson Band, 621 Main St., 345-7557 HYDE PARK PUB—1501 N. 13th St., 336-9260 KNITTING FACTORY CONCERT HOUSE—416 S. 9th St., 367-1212

GRAPE ESCAPE—800 W. Idaho St., 368-0200

LIBRARY COFFEEHOUSE—141 E. Carlton Ave., Meridian, 288-1898

THE GRIZZLY ROSE—1124 W. Front St., 342-3375

LIQUID—405 S. 8th St.

GROOVE COFFEE—1800 N. Locust Grove, Meridian, 890-6128

LOCK, STOCK & BARREL—F-Sa: live music, 1100 W. Jefferson, 336-4266

GUSTO—509 W. Main St. HA’PENNY BRIDGE—855 Broad St., 343-5568 HIGHLANDS HOLLOW BREWHOUSE—2455 Harrison Hollow, 343-6820 HIJINX COMEDY CLUB—800 W. Idaho St., 947-7100

tues. 26 ACOUSTIC SHOWCASE—9 p.m., Telegraph Canyon and Andrew Anderson, FREE, Terrapin

DAN COSTELLO—6:30 p.m., FREE, Tablerock


mon. 25 1332 RECORDS’ PUNK MONDAY—9 p.m., Lying Bitch and The Restraining Orders, The Ackbars, Position High, FREE, Liquid

POCONO BILL—8 p.m., FREE, Groove Coffee



BERRYHILL AND COMPANY—MSa: 6:30 p.m., 121 N. 9th St., 387-3553

sun. 24

LULU’S FINE PIZZA—2594 Bogus Basin Road, 387-4992 LUSH—9 p.m., 760 Main St., 342-5874 MAIN STREET BISTRO—609 Main St., 345-9515 MODERN HOTEL—1314 W. Grove


VIVA VOCE, CUT OFF YOUR HANDS—8 p.m., $10, Neurolux YOUNG WIDOWS, ROOFIED RESISTANCE, JUMENT, WHEN LEGENDS DIE—9 p.m., $5, Gusto St., 424-8244 MOON’S KITCHEN CAFE—712 W. Idaho St., 385-0472 MR. LUCKY’S—4902 W. Chinden Blvd., 327-0925 MUSIC OF THE VINE—2805 Blaine St., Caldwell, 454-1228 NEUROLUX—F-Sa: DJs, $3, 11 p.m., 111 N. 11th, 343-0886

KEVIN KIRK—7 p.m.; with Sally Tibbs, Phil Garonzik, 7:30 p.m., FREE, Chandlers LARRY CONKLIN—11:30 a.m.,, FREE, Moon’s LUCERO, CHUCK RAGAN—9 p.m., $15, The Bouquet ROB HILL, RYAN WISSINGER, REBECCA SCOTT—8 p.m., FREE, Pengilly’s

wed. 27 THE ACOUSTICATS—6 p.m., FREE, Gelato Cafe OR, THE WHALE, RYAN PECK, PIERS LAMB—8 p.m., $5, VaC PEACHES, DRUMS OF DEATH, NEON TREES—8 p.m., $17.50, Knitting Factory PIERCED ARROWS—8 p.m., $3, Neurolux SARLACC, VELNIAS, THE ACKBARS, HUMMINGBIRD OF DEATH—9 p.m., $5, Gusto THE SIDESHOW TRAGEDY—9 p.m., FREE, Terrapin Station SPUD MOORE—7 p.m., FREE, Tannins STEVE FULTON, TIM WILLIS—7 p.m., FREE, Bungalow SPINDLEBOMB—8 p.m., FREE, Bad Irish

PIPER PUB & GRILL—150 N. 8th St., 343-2444

SUPERB SUSHI—208 N. 8th St., #104, 385-0123

THE PLANK—650 S. Vista Ave., 336-1790

TABLEROCK BREWPUB—705 Fulton St., 342-0944

THE RECORD EXCHANGE—1105 W. Idaho St., 344-8010

TANNINS WINE BAR—347 Ave. E., Kuna, 922-1766

RED FEATHER LOUNGE—10 p.m., 246 N. 8th St., 429-6340

TERRAPIN STATION—1519 W. Main St., 342-1776

REEF—105 S. 6th St., 287-9200

TOM GRAINEY’S—F-Sa: 9:30, $3, 109 S. 6th St., 345-2505

THE NEW FRONTIER—116 E. Broadway, Meridian, 888-9034

REMBRANDT’S—93 S. Eagle Rd., Eagle, 938-1564

O’MICHAELS—7 p.m., 2433 Bogus Basin Rd., 342-8948

RODEWAY INN— 1115 N. Curtis Rd., 376-2700

ORPHAN ANNIE’S—F-Sa: 7 p.m., 801 Everett St., Caldwell, 455-2660

SHORTY’S SALOON—5467 Glenwood, 672-9090

TULLY’S COFFEE—794 W. Broad St., 343-2953 THE VENUE—521 Broad St., 919-0011 VISUAL ARTS COLLECTIVE (VAC)—3638 Osage St., Garden City, 424-8297

PAIR—601 Main St., 343-7034

SOCKEYE—3019 Cole Rd., 658-1533

PENGILLY’S—513 W. Main St., 345-6344

STE. CHAPELLE—19348 Lake Lowell Rd., Caldwell, 459-7222

WHITEWATER PIZZA & PASTA— 1510 N. Eagle Rd., Meridian, 888-6611

PIAZZA DI VINO—212 N. 9th St., 336-9577

SUN RAY CAFE—1602 N. 13th St., 343-2887

WOODRIVER CELLARS—3705 N. Hwy. 16, Eagle, 286-9463


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MATH MOVEMENT TMP’s “9+1” exhibit adds up

company’s New Orleans-inspired performance of “Ma Maison” this past February. She incorporated the resulting images, some with the dancers clad in Dia de Los Muertos-style skeleton costumes, in stained glass pieces, prints and jewelry. “Repetition is really key,” says Bubb. “They do the same thing n a mirror-less, sunlight-flooded dance studio with the dampness over and over and over with all these small variations. I’ve tried to of fresh sweat clinging to the air, Trey McIntyre scoots a chair incorporate that into my work as well, where if I’m doing printnext to a large window and folds one long leg over the other. making, I’m repeating the same images over and over, and it’s trying The Trey McIntyre Project’s nine dancers have just ended their daily to pick up almost that same feel—every one is different even though practice, and if any seem worn out, it has less to do with grandeit’s the same image.” plies than it does with grueling improv games. To keep his ballet Overall, the process of interpreting a performance medium in dancers’ minds as flexible as their bodies, McIntyre engages them in a visual form has been an eye-opening challenge for the artists creative mental exercises, like improv acting. This all-encompassing involved in the project. Though she contracts professionally with artistic approach is what has led the Boise community to so eagerly TMP doing graphic design, Jennifer Wood found that the “9+1” embrace these talented transplants after only one short year in town. project pushed her to dig deeper to discern the dancers’ nuanced “It’s part of the criteria of being a dancer with the company that personalities. Wood opted to make interpretive booklets, incorpoyou have a curious and exploratory spirit,” says McIntyre. “That rating solid two-dimensional busts with text taken from quesyou want to not just come to work and do your job, ‘OK, I did 10 tionnaires she’d passed out and lyrics by musicians like M. Ward pirouettes.’ It’s about growing as an artist and as a person. Any new and Joanna Newsom. Like the company’s creative dynamic, each experience, they eat it up.” of Wood’s limited-edition Recently, McIntyre booklets is unique, yet has helped orchestrate an unified by an overarching exciting new experience theme. for both his dancers and “I think their energy is members of the Boise arts about their individuality, and community—a visual art it’s really so strong when show titled “9+1.” Opening they all come together,” says at the J Crist Gallery on Wood. “It made me realize, Wednesday, May 27, “9+1” once again, how amazing is a discipline-spanning it is that all of these people creative getting-to-knowfrom so many different parts you group art show. For the of the country and parts of project, McIntyre invited the world sort of have landed 12 local artists and artistic here. I feel like they are sort teams—painters, photogof hovering over Boise in this raphers, glass workers, weird way. The energy is so bartenders, musicians—to thick and raw.” create portraits of him and In another unique twist, each of his nine dancers. Modern Hotel bartender The show is as much an atMichael Bowers decided tempt to familiarize Boise’s to take that same energy creative community with and pour it into a cocktail the company as it is a way shaker. Instead of attemptto unite the often disparate ing to do portraits of the worlds of performance and dancers in drink form, Bowvisual art. ers opted to make cocktails “Really, the only paramthat represent their unique eter was portraits, and that boozy tastes. can be taken in any way the “My first thought was to artists like,” says McIntyre. try to do something represenWe give Hal Eastman’s Annali a glistening gold star. “Pretty much all of the arttative … but then I realized ists then came and watched that any of these associations rehearsal. I feel like that was the turning point for everyone.” that I have are completely personal and won’t really convey anything After their initial studio observations, each of the artists set off on to anyone,” says Bowers. “I decided then that what I should really different paths to glean more information about the individual danc- do is just create cocktails that are good, cocktails that are elevating.” ers. Some took photographs or passed out quirky questionnaires Bowers will create two new cocktails each month named after the while others had the dancers sit down for more traditional portrait company’s individual dancers. The first two drinks are inspired by sessions. Local painter Molly Hill placed the creative process back John Michael Schert and Virginia Pilgrim and can be purchased at into the hands of the dancers. [Disclosure: Hill is the mother of BW the Modern through the month of June. TMP will also sell cocktail A&E editor Amy Atkins.] Armed with watercolor palettes, Hill punch cards for $75, which gets you 11 drinks with half of the asked each of the dancers to paint their own self-portrait. proceeds going to support TMP. “Originally I was going to take [the self-portraits] and collage In fact, half of the proceeds from all of the artwork sold at them into the paintings I made,” explains Hill. “But I couldn’t adul- “9+1”—from Hal Eastman’s stunning Mapplethorpe-esque photerate them. They were too precious to me. Instead, I just used them tographic prints to Hillfolk Noir’s folksy tribute songs packaged in as a reference. I took from them something and made a painting.” musical “magazines”—will go to support the company. And though While Hill’s acrylic paintings are in line with her signature style— it might seem oddly philanthropic for one highly varied group of fantastical pictorial narratives brimming with color and whimsy—at artists to create and donate their work to another, McIntyre explains times, they edge ever so slightly toward realism with subtle shadows that the project has exposed both artists and dancers to new creative defining the dancers’ muscular curves. In each of her 10 paintings, worlds. Leaning forward in his small chair, cool air filling the nowthe dancers wear Blossom-era crazy hats—Lia Cirio has on a Straw- still dance studio, McIntyre explains that he, as much as anyone, has berry Shortcake polka dot number, while Annali Rose has a rainbow been inspired by the experience. parrot fastened to her small head with a red ribbon. “I’ve gotten to talk to visual artists and ... I learn a lot from that “Being invited to go and watch a rehearsal where you’re two feet conversation. Visual artists talk more of my language than a dancer away from the dancer, you see them in a much more intimate way would,” says McIntyre. “Truly, painting or making choreography than in a performance,” says Hill. “So, I did a little more accentuat- comes down to ideas ... I don’t care about making dance that doesn’t ing—legs, musculature, that kind of thing. That was a little different exist for a reason, and visual artists really live in that world.” for me because … I haven’t worked from life in a long, long time.” Wednesday, May 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m., FREE, Special brunch $10. Another artist whose work was profoundly affected by the Saturday, May 30, 10 a.m.-Noon. J Crist Gallery, 223 S. 17th St. For rehearsal process was glass worker Karen Bubb. Camera in tow, more information, call TMP at 208-577-5371. Bubb photographed the dancers both in the studio and during the COURTESY TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT



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KISSES LEAD TO EX-MRS. French ďŹ lm Shall We Kiss? forestalls the ďŹ rst move “Before a kiss has been given, no one knows if it’ll be big or small.â€?

Accorsi) as a sort of conciliatory measure, his discovery of the plot and his wife’s inďŹ delity lead to the end of Emilie’s story. lthough it’s almost the ďŹ nal line of But there’s one more tiny twist to the ďŹ lm, a dialogue, this pithy thought encapďŹ nal cinematic kiss-off that brings the story sulates the entire message of Shall full circle. We Kiss?, a French ďŹ lm in which the sex— Built on two premises—that of a lovesurprisingly—is secondary to the seduction. at-ďŹ rst sight chance encounter and an It begins with the classic boy-meetsaffair between best friends—Shall We Kiss? girl scenario. Two bright, affable people manages to create a pleasant symbiosis of are immediately attracted to one another, the two. The story, written and directed by although each is involved with another lead actor Emmanuel Mouret, doesn’t conperson. When she forestalls a kiss after an tain any depth or weightiness, but there’s evening of tipscarcely a need. pling and talking, The characters he is offered a are completely story by way of without guile, explanation. This their intentions deceptive intro and thoughts leads into the clearly written main plot, which into their actions, revolves around and the actors all Judith (Virginie studiously keep Ledoyen), a martheir emotions ried lab worker, on the surface. and Nicolas (EmIt’s a bit like manuel Mouret), watching children her single-butenact an adult SHALL WE KISS? (NR) looking best friend. After drama, with unintentional Stars Emmanuel Mouret, visiting a prostitute who humor and levity arising Virginie Ledoyen, refuses to kiss him, Nicolas from their naivete. But this Julie Gayet, Michael Cohen admits to Judith his need for is not a criticism. Mouret Now playing at The Flicks affection and intimacy in his carefully uses this immature relationships, a deďŹ ciency characterization to craft a with which she hesitantly welcome change from the offers to help. Apparently smooching is a exaggerated spectacles of “serious ďŹ lmmakgateway drug to affection addiction. While ing.â€? The meatiness in the third act—mostly their ďŹ rst bedroom scene is a painful study embodied by the wronged Claudio—is in awkward experimentation and undisenough that the story does not come off closed longing, the two ounder past the as pure uff. Claudio, as the jilted but still foreplay and soon are engaged in an about- loving third wheel, is the only real person the-town affair. in the ďŹ lm, but the audience understands As the ďŹ lm ip-ops between the travails that they’re viewing a fantasy. It’s necessary of Judith and Nicolas and the real-time tale that he is absent for the majority of the of our initial couple Emilie (Julie Gayet) and 102-minute running time. Gabriel (Michael Cohen), the story, which With excellently shallow performances began very straight forwardly, increasingly by an engaging and likable cast, suitably sebecomes soap-opera comic. Intrigues are date cinematography and an appropriately planned, trysts engaged in, melodramatic cautionary (although ultimately ignored) “I can’t see you, your mouth tempts meâ€? message about being particular with your scenes performed, and it’s clear that this puckerings, Shall We Kiss? is a ďŹ nely happy philandering cannot last. When Juexecuted, highly approachable import from dith convinces one of Nicolas’ ex-girlfriends the country that considers itself the expert to seduce her husband Claudio (Stefano on ďŹ nding love.




SCREENLISTINGS special screenings LORDS OF NATURE— Attend the premiere of the documentary Lords of Nature: Life in a Land of Great Predators narrated by Peter Coyote and learn more about how top predators such as the wolf and cougar play an important role in restoring and maintaining ecosystems and biodiversity. Award-winning ďŹ lmmakers Karen and Ralf Meyer of Green Fire Productions take their cameras behind the scenes and interview scientists exploring the connection between all species. Scientists, wildlife managers and conservationists contribute to a panel discussion and Q&A after the screening. Find out more

information at westernwolves. org or call 208-890-7820. 7 p.m., $8 adults, $6 students, The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222, the MY LIFE IN RUINS—The movie with Nia Vardalos, the star of the hit movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss doesn’t open in theaters until June 5, but Hollywood director Donald Petrie is screening the ďŹ lm with a Q&A afterward. Thursday, May 21, 5:30 p.m. pre-screening reception and reserved seating tickets are $20; 7 p.m. show time, general admission is $10, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St. Boise, 208-387-1273.


opening HARVARD BEATS YALE 29-29—Filmmaker Kevin Rafferty takes the audience back to the year 1968 in a documentary about the two undefeated teams, Harvard and Yale, ending the season in a ďŹ nal game of pigskin. The Yale quarterback, Brian Dowling, is forever memorialized in the comic strip Doonesbury, and even Al Gore receives some credit as the roommate of Harvard’s lineman, played by the incomparable Tommy Lee Jones. (PG) Flicks NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN—Ben Stiller reprises his role as Larry Daley, the night watchman who moves from the Museum of Natural History to the Smithsonian


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SCREENLISTINGS Institute to rescue Jedediah (Owen Wilson) and Octavius (Steve Coogan) who had been shipped there on accident. The movie can be considered a promotional tool to get people into the Smithsonian Institution to view the more than 136 million pieces of American history. Some of the items in the collection include Al Capone’s rap sheet and mug shot, Dorothy’s ruby red slippers from the Wizard of Oz, Fonzie’s jacket from Happy Days and Archie Bunker’s lounge chair from All

in the Family. Also stars Amy Adams, Robin Williams and Ricky Gervais. (PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 21 TERMINATOR SALVATION—The fourth movie in the Terminator series features John Connor (Christian Bale) as the leader of mankind’s fight against deadly robots bent on humanity’s destruction. In the year 2018 things aren’t looking good for the human race because they are forced to match wits with the computer network Skynet. Anton Yelchin co-stars as Kyle

Reese. The new terminator, Marcus Wright, is played by Sam Worthington. (PG-13) Northgate, Edwards 9, Edwards 21 Want info on movies already in theaters? Check out the new where you’ll find all the movies playing in the valley. Get a description as well as info on locations and times. You can also write your own reviews.

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Northgate: W-Th: 2:30, 4:50, 9:25 Edwards 9: W only: 1:15, 4:10, 7:25, 10:20 Edwards 21: W: 11:30 a.m., 2, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50; Th: 11:30 a.m., 2, 4:30, 6:55, 9:50

ANGELS & DEMONS— Northgate: W-Th: 12:30, 4, 7, 9:50 Edwards 9: W: 1, 1:30, 4, 4:30, 7, 7:30, 10, 10:30; Th: 12:50, 1:20, 4, 4:30, 7:05, 7:25, 10:05, 10:20 Edwards 21: W: 11:35 a.m., 12:05, 12:35, 1:05, 1:35, 2:50, 3:20, 3:50, 4:20, 4:50, 6, 6:35, 7:05, 7:35, 8:05, 9:10, 9:40, 10:20, 10:40, 11; Th: 11:35 a.m., 12:05, 12:35, 1:05, 1:35, 2:50, 3:15, 3:45, 4:25, 4:50, 6, 6:35, 7:05, 7:35, 8:05, 9:10, 9:40, 10:20, 10:40, 11 EARTH—

Edwards 21: W only: 12:30, 2:45, 4:55


Edwards 21: W only: 1:50, 4:25, 6:55, 9:35 Edwards 21: W: 11:40 a.m., 2:25, 5:05, 7:40, 10:10; Th: 11:45 a.m., 2:25, 5:05, 7:40, 10:10


Northgate: W-Th: 12, 2:20, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30 Edwards 9: W: 1:25, 4:35, 7:40, 10:05; Th: 1:15, 4:25, 7:40 Edwards 21: W: 2:10, 4:40, 7:15, 9:55; Th: 2:10, 4:55, 7:15, 9:55


Flicks: F-Su: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9; M-Tu: 5, 7, 9 Flicks: W-Th: 5:10, 7:10, 9:10; F-Su: 1:10, 3:10, 5:10, 7:10, 9:10; M-Tu: 5:10, 7:10, 9:10


Flicks: Th only: 7



Northgate: W-Th: 12:15, 7:20 Edwards 9: W only: 1:05, 4:25, 7:10, 9:50 Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:45, 3, 5:25, 7:50, 10:05 Edwards IMAX: W-Th: 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:20


Edwards 21: W only: 7

Egyptian: Th only: 7 Edwards 21: W only: 12:50, 3:05, 5:20, 7:45, 9:50


Edwards 9: Th: 12:01 a.m. Edwards 21: Th: 12:01 a.m.

Edwards 21: W: 11:50 a.m., 2:15, 4:45, 7:05, 9:45; Th: 1:25, 4, 6:45, 9:15


Flicks: W: 5, 9; Th only: 5, 7, 9

THE SOLOIST— Northgate: W-Th: 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:45 Flicks: W-Th: 4:50, 7:15, 9:30; F-Su: 12:25, 2:40, 4:50, 7:15, 9:30; M-Tu: 4:50, 7:15, 9:30 Edwards 21: W-Th: 1:30, 4:15, 7:20, 10:25 STAR TREK—

Northgate: W-Th: 12:30, 4, 7, 9:40 Edwards 9: W: 12:50, 1:20, 4:05, 4:40, 7:05, 7:35, 9:55, 10:25; Th: 12:55, 1:30, 4:10, 4:40, 7:10, 7:35, 9:55, 10:25 Edwards 21: W: 12:40, 1;20, 1:40, 2:10, 3:35, 4:10, 4:35, 5, 6:30, 7:10, 7:30, 8, 9:25, 10, 10:15, 10:45; Th: 12:40, 1:15, 1:40, 2:05, 3:35, 4:05, 5, 6:30, 7:10, 7:25, 8, 9:25, 10, 10:15, 10:45



Edwards 9: W: 1:10, 4:15, 7:15, 10:10; Th: 1:05, 4:15, 7:20 Edwards 21: W only: 7:20, 10:10 Flicks: W-Th: 5:20, 7:20, 9:20; F-Su: 1:20, 3:20, 5:20, 7:20, 9:20; M-Tu: 5:20, 7:20, 9:20


Northgate: Th-Tu: 12, 2:25, 4:45, 7:10, 9:40 Edwards 9: W: 12:01 a.m.; Th: 1:10, 1:40, 4:20, 4:45, 7, 7:30, 10, 10:30 Edwards 21: W: 12:01 a.m.; Th: 11:40 a.m., 12:30, 1, 1:20, 1:50, 2:30, 3:20, 3:50, 4:10, 4:40, 5:20, 6:10, 6:40, 7:10, 7:30, 8:10, 9:20, 9:30, 10, 10:20, 10:55


Northgate: W-Th: 12:15, 2:30, 5, 7:20, 9:35 Edwards 9: W: 12:55, 4:20, 7:20, 10:15; Th: 1, 4:05, 7:15, 9:50 Edwards 21: W: 11:45 a.m., 1:45, 2:05, 2:20, 4:20, 5:10, 7, 8:15, 9:40; Th: 1:45, 4:20, 7, 9:45

Movie times listed were correct as of press time. To verify: Edwards 21 Boise, 208-377-1700,; Edwards 9 Boise, 208-338-3821,; The Egyptian Theater, 208345-0454,; The Flicks, 208-342-4222,; Northgate Cinema, 208-377-2620, For second-run movies: Overland Park $1 Cinema, 208-377-3072; Towne Square Reel, 208-377-2620; Country Club Reel, 208-377-2620; Nampa Reel, 208-377-2620,


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On one plate then the other ... BW sends two critics to one restaurant.





former biker pit stop on the outer limits of Boise’s metro-sageeppole banana bread French toast. brush is not the place you’d expect to find a succulent mushroom There you have it. That first sentence should be cap on toast. But the recently reinvented Kodiak Grill on Highenough to get you to the top of the hill for breakfast way 21, 16 miles from downtown Boise, serves up a surprising portoat Kodiak Grill. Formalities, however, require that I wax on bello pesto burger ($9.95) brimming with juicy, woody flavor and garlic for another several hundred words about the joint, and so zing on crispy-on-the-outside, soft-in-the-middle Texas toast. I will. If based on those first five words you’ve already put Not that I would order such a thing. But one of the Californians who down BW and started sussing out whether the old Schwinn joined us for dinner at the Kodiak on a recent Saturday night let me have has enough chutzpah to make the trip, at least allow me to a bite of hers, and I kind advise you to use motorof wanted to trade. ized transportation. Vaya Kodiak is a bit of a con Zeppole, friends. drive, but not one that For those of you you’ll resent. Head out still hanging on my Warm Springs, through every word, allow me Harris Ranch, past the a moment of truth: I Harris Ranchy eateries, did not actually order drive by Ben’s Crow Inn the aforementioned and remember that you French toast, which will are still in Idaho. Turn henceforth be referred to left at Highway 21 and as the almighty ZBBFT. climb up over Lucky Peak True story. Though the past the Forest Service almighty ZBBFT is what propaganda painted on its motivated me to make a rolled earthen and gravel Sunday morning drive up wall, past the lower resHighway 21 (on recomervoir to the first hilltop mendation of my coin the road and you have worker who regretted not arrived, nestled in the ordering it), I couldn’t sagebrush hills. bring myself to order The decor and the more banana bread. Not KODIAK GRILL menu are hard to place. We sat at a comfortable that I ordered banana bread in the first place. 12342 E. Highway 21, booth under a deer antler chandelier. The building Not following? 208-338-8859 appears rustic, if recently renovated, but sitting at We arrived. We sat. Two menus, two cups Mon.-Thurs.: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., a table inside feels almost like a downtown restauof hot black Dawson Taylor, one plate of sliced Fri.-Sun.: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. rant on Eighth Street. Almost. Zeppole banana bread sided with whipped maple The menu, too, is a combination of rural Idaho butter. Only the coffees came per our request. with some city style. Empty stomach, long drive, no willpower ... it wasn’t long Our side salad started as a bag of iceberg lettuce but was mixed with before I’d had more than my fill of banana bread and a decent fistful of gourmet greens, bacon bits and cheese and came with a couldn’t even consider ordering the almighty ZBBFT. choice of several house-made dressings. The backup plan proved far less interesting: a steak and I ordered the pot roast beef sandwich ($10.95) on a Kaiser cornmeal potato breakfast burrito ($8.95) so big that I managed to bun that came courtesy of Zeppole Baking Company in Boise. The beef eat only a very birdlike half of a half portion. Loaded all was good and not too moist and the sandwich was well thought out and cockamamie with the steak on one end and the potatoes and nicely engineered, with generous slices of avocado that didn’t slip out. cheese way at the other end, it wasn’t the most inspiring first The plate was a little bare for dinner—just a big sandwich and no veg- meal of the day, but in all fairness, I’ve yet to meet the breakgies or side dishes. In fairness, I had my salad first, and in double fairness, fast burrito that is. My paltry half-of-a-half effort, however, I took half the sandwich home. had nothing to do with the burrito itself. Rather, I have to My wife ordered a half-rack of pork loin back ribs ($14.95) that came blame not only the banana bread, but also my completely smothered but not drenched in habanero barbecue sauce. We had to peek incongruent and completely indulgent starter of Kodiak soup back at the menu to identify the flavor in the sauce; it was tasty enough ($3.95). The creamy baked potato soup topped with sour that even one of the vegetarians had a try. cream, green onions, shredded cheese and bacon affirmed With Moose Drool on tap ($4.95), expertly baked potatoes ($2.95, two things about Kodiak: The chef has a knack for comfort side order) and lots of choices for kids and vegetarians, we sat and ate grub, and a skip through the dinner menu will be required in and talked much later than planned. While it worked out in the end, my near future. A grilled prime rib sandwich ($11.95) with slow service was one factor in our extended dining period and brief a heap of battered fries reaffirmed those two conclusions. If kid-hunger panic. the dinner portion of prime is as lean and succulent as the The Kodiak Grill also has a small patio for outdoor dining and a cut between two slices, it’ll be a trip worth the drive. country store attached for road-trip necessities, including a dessert case, What you won’t find at the top of the hill is enlightenof which we were too full to partake. ment, culinary or otherwise. The menu is varied, the food The meal brought back memories of an epic drive last summer in well executed and the service attentive—though I will say which I nearly stranded and starved my young family on a closed Forest the management would do well to bark orders at the waitService road attempting to climb out of Lucky Peak to Idaho City. staff in the back of the house, where customers won’t be Instead of turning back, I built a series of rock bridges attempting forced to overhear. to keep the VW Golf from bottoming out on the washed out road. We Boise diners who do slip the surly bonds of the city will eventually had to turn back anyway and reverse engineer my bridges. find only whispers of what once was an iconic cafe stretched Anyway, I thought it was exciting, but the feeling was not shared. across the top of the hill. The fire-gutted structure that was The first place we saw after that harrowing (or exciting) drive was the there is now gleaming in lacquered blond wood and gray Kodiak. We hardly remembered its name, but we did remember the ribs stone. Lights are either hanging mod glass or antler chanupon our recent return. deliers. Tables are either draped in camouflage or bare in But no three-hour tour is necessary for hilltop dining. It’s close enough buffed faux marble. It’s a juxtaposition that seems to exemfor an occasional dinner outing from Boise, and definitely worth keepplify the cafe’s place in time and geography, as a place bridging in mind when heading out of town or on the way back to an empty ing the metropolitan with the mountain, the time-honored fridge after a weekend of camping or boating. with the future. —Nathaniel Hoffman thinks off-roading in a sedan might be better on mushrooms.


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DININGGUIDE Diner THE BLUE MOOSE CAFE—With moose-inspired decor, an eatery where diners can get tasty bistro fare like soups and salads, sandwiches and wraps. Think about dining in the new sunroom or outside. 79 Aikens Rd., 208-939-3079. $ P OM. GOLDY’S BREAKFAST BISTRO—A desperately popular breakfast destination and with good reason. Generous portions of eggs, hash, cinnamon rolls and more. Good gravy. Can’t make it for breakfast? They’ve got lunch, too. 108 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-345-4100. $-$$ SU .

—Wine & beer —Full bar —Delivery —Take-out —Open late R E S —Reservations needed or recommended P —Patio S U —Open on Sunday

CAFE VICINO—Chefs Richard Langston and Steve Rhodes serve up fresh and innovative foods, offering a casual lunch menu with choices like daily quiche, salads and portobello mushroom sandwiches. Dinner choices lean toward ďŹ ner dining, offering carpaccio, a variety of pastas and entrees that run the gamut from braised lamb shanks to a New York steak to cioppino. 808 W. Fort St., 208-472-1463. $-$$$ P OM.

THE GRIDDLE—Two whopping menus to satisfy all your from-scratch breakfast and lunch cravings. Get crepes, hotcakes, quiche, good ole bacon and eggs for breakfast, or if lunch is what you require, order up a house specialty sandwich or stick with something more traditional like a Philly cheesesteak or hot roast beef sandwich. 2310 E. Overland Road, 208-288-1848. $-$$ SU .

LA VIE EN ROSE—A Europeanstyle bakery where the digs are as beautiful as the grinds. Enjoy fresh baked croissants, brioches, tarts, eclairs and more from chef Patrick Brewer. Check out the breakfast menu, featuring everything from omelets and frittatas to biscuits and gravy and pancakes. Lunch features a selection of homemade soups, sandwiches and salads, and Illy coffee is available all day, every day. 928 W. Main St., 208-331-4045. $-$$$ SU OM .

European CAFE RUSSIAN BEAR—Owner Oleg Mironov and his wife make every single thing on the menu from scratch. Borscht, Russian crepes, beef stroganoff, potato pancakes— it’s all homemade. No preservatives or pre-made ingredients, ever. Try the unique selection of Russian beer and wine. Open for lunch and dinner. 600 S. Rivershore Lane, 208-939-1911. $-$$ .

—Breakfast AVERAGE PRICE PER PERSON: $ —Less than $8 $ $ —$8 to $14 $ $ $ —$14 to $20 $ $ $ $ —Over $20

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MOON’S KITCHEN CAFE—Get pancakes, biscuits and gravy and eggs for breakfast, or just go straight to dessert and enjoy one of Moon’s famous milkshakes. Founded in 1955, Moon’s has the best breakfast and milkshakes in town. Moon’s offers a ďŹ ne selection of beer and wine which makes the latest addition to the milkshake avors possible—a milkshake made with Guinness Stout. 712 W. Idaho St., 208-385-0472. $ SU OM .

THE TROLLEY HOUSE—The only remnant of Boise’s streetcar system and a favorite neighborhood diner. No-frills atmosphere, efďŹ cient service and a giant menu with everything from eggs Benedict to burgers to a lo-cal section. BYOB. 1821 Warm Springs Ave., 208-3459255. $-$$ SU .

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LE CAFE DE PARIS—The display case offers a glimpse of the height of French pastry baking. The food is among Boise’s culinary elite—lush, buttery cooking. 204 N. Capitol Blvd., 208-336-0889. . $-$$$ P SU OM PIAZZA DI VINO—As an art gallery and wine bar, Piazza di Vino offers an extensive collection of wines from around the world and art from around town. But that’s not all they offer: savory soups, chocolates, cheeses, salads, fondue and pizza (try the Italian hard salami and provolone) will bring you back again and again. 212 N. Ninth St., 208-3369577. $-$$ P.

TANNINS WINE BAR—Choose wines by the glass or buy the whole bottle. Tannins also features specialty beers and a food menu featuring cheese, fresh baked baguettes and and handmade trufes. The wine list includes a wide range of selections from Idaho, the United State and the world. Each week, six house wines are featured by the glass along with live music and tastings from area distributors. 347 E. Ave. A, Kuna, 208-922-1766. $-$$$ OM.

BBQ ROADHOUSE BBQ—A carnivore’s Valhalla. There’s something about a hunk of expertly ’cued meat served up with glorious barbecue sauces and delectable side dishes that reminds us of primitive days chasing furtive prey across the ancient savannah. 1059 E. Iron Eagle Dr., 208-939-8108. $$-$$$ P OM.

Delis BLUE SKY BAGELS—Hot asiago bagels, soups, morning egg combos and lunchtime sandwiches—the real steal is the veggie sandwich stacked high with all the roughage you want (including avocado). 407 W. Main St., 208-388-4242. 3161 E. Fairview Ave. #150, 208-855-9113. $ P SU OM . BOISE CO-OP—You just can’t leave the Co-op without at least one deli delight in your bag. Each day brings a new selection of delicious foods made with the freshest ingredients. 888 W. Fort St., 208-472-4500. $-$$ P SU OM.

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THE MARTINI MIX-OFF: ROUND TWO The second of three marathon tasting weeks are upon us, and this week promises to be a big one. With return winners Chandlers and Pair, we’re bound to have some interesting concoctions. But ďŹ rst up, at 7 p.m., is an old Boise bar, the Bouquet. And because it’s one of the oldest wooden bars in Boise, we’re excited to try the Bouquet’s classic entry, The 11 Second Martini. Bartender Yvonne Vick will then mix up the Orange Bouquet original martini and then ďŹ nish us off with the Ward 43 cocktail. Next up at 8 p.m. is Chandlers with return winning bartenders Pat Carden and Nick Sparks. The return classic entry, the Vesper Reconsidered, will be followed by the 44 Magnum original martini. Chandlers’ cocktail entry, the Absolutely Politically Incorrect Barack Opama has hints of a pomegranate-themed concoction using what we guess might be Pama, an Idaho-based pomegranate liqueur. Finally, around 9 p.m.—if last week’s judging round is any indication of how much time it takes to test—what is expected to be the best performance of the year will start as Pair produces and presents a selection of martinis. Of course, the Broadway show-style production is not factored in to the overall judging of the martinis, but it sure is fun. Pair’s classic entry from the sexiest bartendress in Boise, Jen Kobel, is the Blue-by-You, followed by the original martini French Connection. Pair’s cocktail, Limonare, has big potential, and being the ďŹ nal bar of the night, there is huge potential for Pair to be a major party scene even after the judging. It is one Thursday night you won’t want to miss. Purchase your tickets, which include a coupon for a martini at every participating bar and entrance into the gala on June 6 (location to be announced), for $50 at any participating bar (Angell’s, BoneďŹ sh Grill, Red Feather Lounge, Pair, Tablerock Brewpub & Grill, Piper Pub & Grill, Chandlers Steakhouse, Bouquet and Bardenay) or by calling 208-761-5918. For those who already bought their tickets and noticed that BoneďŹ sh Grill’s coupon was not included, you can use the front cover of the ticket book for your martini. New ticket books have the problem corrected. This year the judges ride around on the downtown trolley bus that runs all night during the competition, and you, too, can catch a ride between all the bars.


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DININGGUIDE THE BRIDGE CAFE—Stop in for breakfast, lunch or a snack. Continental breakfast and coffee, build-your-own wraps and sandwiches, hot lunch and a rack of snacks for the in-between times. 123 N. Sixth St., 208-345-5526. $ . COBBY’S—Serving up soup, salad, brew and wine since 1978. Enjoy deli meats like pastrami, bologna, mortadella, colto and genoa, in addition to all the standards. Every size soup and sandwich can be combined. 1030 Broadway Ave., 208-345-0990. 6899 W. Overland Road, 208-323-0606. 4348 W. Chinden Blvd., 208-322-7401. $ P SU OM. CUCINA DI PAOLO—After years of catering in the valley, Cucina di Paolo now offers heat-andserve gourmet entrees, as well as a deli case full of goodies to enjoy in the small dining area. 1504 Vista Ave., 208-3457150. $-$$ OM. DELI GEORGE—Behind the upside-down sign on Fairview, look for over 30 sandwich options full of homemade ingredients and plenty of imagination. 5602 Fairview Ave., 208-3232582. $ OM. HUGO’S DELI—Unique sandwiches piled high with meat and cheese, fried chicken, deli salads and some of the biggest and best fries in town. 2789 Broadway Ave., 208-385-9943. 10599 W. Overland Road, 208377-9530. 5616 W. State St., 208-853-2323. $ . JENNY’S LUNCH LINE—Located downtown, Jenny’s menu, which changes every day, always features fresh soups, salads and sandwiches made daily. Vegetarian and healthy options are the mainstay with a single yummy dessert treat for the times when your sweet tooth needs a little loving, too. 106 N. Sixth St., 208-433-0092. $-$$ P OM.

Coffeehouses/ Bakeries ALIA’S COFFEEHOUSE—A bagel shop that’s not just bagels. Get pastries, smoothies and lattes, or get beyond breaky with a portobella sandwich, a ham and brie bagel, or any of Alia’s fresh soups and salads. 908 W. Main St., 208-3381299. $ SU OM . DAWSON’S—Dawson’s interior is almost as tasty as the handpicked beans (grown everywhere from Sumatra to Ethiopia to Mexico) roasted the oldfashioned way. Owners Dave and Cindy Ledgard know where to find the best fair trade, organic, shade grown and just plain excellent coffees. 219 N. Eighth St., 208-336-5633. 216 W. 38th St. Suite A, 208-3762787. $ P SU. THE FIXX—Serving the needs of coffee drinkers hunkered down in the western end of downtown, The Fixx brews up locally roasted coffee from Eagle Coffee Roasting, and the eats are all provided courtesy of Le Cafe de Paris. Live music Friday and Saturday nights. 224 10th St., 208-331-4011. $ SU . FLYING M COFFEEHOUSE—In addition to a fantastic atmosphere (cool tunes, friendly employees, art on the walls and comfy seating), “the M” makes killer coffee drinks. Don’t forget the Art-O-Mat. 500 W. Idaho St., 208-345-4320. $ SU . JAVA—Three words: Bowl of Soul. This cinnamon/ espresso/chocolate concoction is liquid redemption. In addition to all things coffee, Java also serves scones, muffins and tasty lunch offerings. 223 N. Sixth St., 208-345-0777. 1612 N. 13th, 208-345-4777. $ P SU OM .

LUCY’S COFFEE—No-nonsense coffee on Broadway with homemade pastries and desserts. Brewing Cafe Mam coffee from native Mayan farmers that’s free of contaminants and is Certified Fair Trade. Lucy’s is committed to providing quality coffee, as to well as being a green business. 1079 Broadway Ave., 208-344-5907. $ P SU . REMBRANDT’S—Located in a restored church on Eagle’s main drag, Rembrandt’s has become a neighborhood gathering point for more than just coffee. Rembrandt’s has hot and cold libations aplenty, a pastry case full of homemade muffins, sweets, breads and quiches, and a short lunch menu with largely portioned sandwiches, soups and salads. 93 S. Eagle Road, Eagle, 208-938-1564. $ P SU THOMAS HAMMER—Boise has been loving Thomas Hammer for years in various locations and now its own downtown location. With all the coffee and sweet goodies necessary to keep you moving during the day, all served up in eco-friendly cups. Order up a heaping stack of the infamous Hammer T-shirts and mugs, or some beans and merchandise in stores or online. The Web site lists different organic, fair trade and even rare varietals coffees. 298 N. Eighth St., 208-4338004. $ P SU . ZEPPOLE—Nothing beats the low prices and fresh-baked goodness of Zeppole on a lunch break, unless it’s taking home a loaf of the near-legendary bread to enjoy later. 217 N. Eighth St., 208-345-2149. 983 E. Parkcenter Blvd., 208-3381499. 600 S. Rivershore Ln., 208-939-3947. $ P OM SU

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SPRING IPAS India pale ales, those hopped-up brews first destined for the Jewel in the British crown, are the perfect thing for Boise’s roller coaster, spring weather ride. One day, there’s frost on the window and 25-mph winds, then less than a week later, the mercury pushes past 90. Some would call it eclectic; I think it’s just damned annoying. Oh well, break out an oh-soversatile IPA—something with the stuffing to hold up to cold and breezy afternoons, but with the citrus-laced element that refreshes when things heat up. Here are three large format (22-ounce) bottles of brew: all recent arrivals, all sure to please. ANDERSON VALLEY BREWING 20TH ANNIVERSARY IMPERIAL IPA The folks at Anderson Valley chose to celebrate 20 years in the business by packing 20 separate additions of hops into an ale. You don’t really get a sense of all those hops on the nose, which is dominated by spicy bread dough, caramel and pine-accented citrus. Creamy malt hits first on the palate with a grape-laden fruit profile. Those hops come in through the side door, adding a nice bitterness and drying things up on the finish. This one would work best as a companion to one of the cooler spring evenings. DESCHUTES BREWERY RED CHAIR IPA Pours a translucent copper with a thick, micro-fine head that is remarkably persistent. It has a nice hop presence up front that continues on through the bright citrus finish. Despite that, this is not an uber bitter brew. It offers a silky caramel malt profile balance and is made in a structured, crowd-pleasing style that has something for everyone and is oh-so-easy to enjoy. This one will definitely find a home in my fridge. LAGUNITAS 2009 CORRECTION ALE Not labeled as an IPA, the Correction Ale still has the hop profile to fit the category. The comments on the label alone are worth the price of admission. Leave it to Lagunitas to celebrate the recession (sort of) with irreverent questions like “I mean really—who would ever have given their money to a guy with a name like ‘Made-off?’” This IPA opens with orange and grapefruit aromas backed by kisses of pine and lavender and is smooth but with ample bittering hops throughout, building in strength on the finish. In the mouth, bright citrus and tropical fruit flavors play against subtle sweet malt and grain. Utterly refreshing.


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ADOPTAPET 4775 W. Dorman St. Boise, Idaho 83705

208-342-3508 Bingo is a 1-year-old, male Lab mix who needs an engaged owner to work with him and make him a member of the family. He enjoys playing with humans and other dogs. He can walk nicely on a leash and knows a few obedience commands but will benefit from regular training and exercise. Bingo only weighs 41 lbs. and has a short, easy-to-care-for coat. (Kennel 409 - #7378313) This lovely Siamese-mix cat has mediumlength fur and was found as a stray near Orchard Road and the freeway. She is a very sweet and loving cat that loves to be picked up and held. She has gorgeous, radiant blue eyes, and gray and orange markings on cream-colored fur. She is litterbox-trained and appears to be approximately 4 years old. (Kennel 85 #7630007) This male purebred miniature Dachshund is feisty and self-confident. He needs a firm, fair and consistent owner and someone who understands his breed. He is attentive when using food treats, and though he is independent, he can be loving and gentle though he is not considered a “lap dog.” This is an adventurous little guy that would like to go on hikes and be part of an active household. (Kennel 407 - #7516499) This sweet, solid black kitten came in with a couple of littermates, and after spending time in a foster home, all have been adopted except this little guy. He is very sociable and loving and has been exposed to other cats and dogs. This sweet kitten is approximately 9 weeks old, has been neutered, vaccinated and feline leukemia and feline AIDS tested. (Kennel 10 - #7524846) Marley is a 2-year-old female solid black Lab (possibly mixed with Chesapeake Bay retriever) who is house-trained and said to be good with children of all ages. She knows a few commands but is smart and eager to learn more. Marley is a very energetic dog. She needs a home where he is securely maintained or one where she can spend more time with her owners and be a good “buddy.” (Kennel 426 #7526295)



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FREEW I L L ASTROLOGY BY ROB BREZSNY ARIES (March 21-April 19): The fleas infesting dogs have greater leaping power than the fleas on cats. Why do you think that is, Aries? Maybe you should use your waxing brainpower to get to the bottom of this great mystery. Just kidding! While it is true that in the coming weeks you will have unusual skill in deciphering enigmas and clarifying ambiguities, I think you should direct that skill to really important matters that will improve your life for months to come—not to trivial questions like fleas’ jumping abilities. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Studies show that when most people take a shower, they lather the upper part of their bodies first and make their way down. I recommend that you take the opposite approach this week, Taurus. In fact, I think a similar strategy would be wise in just about everything you do. Start at the bottom and work your way up. Establish yourself at the ground level and then take care of the higher stuff. Pay respect to the roots and then tend to the branches. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): A couple I know planned to have their second baby delivered at home with a midwife’s help. The father is a physician who assisted with childbirths during his residency, so he and his partner felt confident about conducting their rite of passage outside of the hospital. But once the mom’s water broke and labor began, everything happened faster than expected. The dad gave the midwife an urgent phone call, but the kid was already crowning. “Don’t cut the umbilical cord right away,” the midwife advised. “It will minimize the shock of transition if the baby can get the hang of breathing while still being nurtured as she has for the last nine months.” That’s exactly what they did. And I hope you will do the metaphorical equivalent, Gemini. Keep getting fed the old way for a while as you learn how to be fed in the new way. CANCER (June 21-July 22): I swerve to avoid running over spiders that cross my path when I’m riding my bicycle. While at home, I prefer to shepherd flies out through an open door or window rather than swat them. I’m still not sufficiently enlightened that I’ve stopped trying to squash mosquitoes that dive-bomb me while I’m falling asleep, however. I’m working on it, but may need a few more years of meditation before I bring my reverence for all insect life up to the highest level. The way I see it, my fellow Cancerian, you’d benefit from working on a similar project in the coming weeks: improving your relationships with influences you don’t have a natural affinity for. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world,” wrote anthropologist Margaret Meade. “Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” An excellent example of that occurred during America’s Revolutionary War against England from 1775 to 1783. Of all the men in the 13 colonies who could have fought for freedom, only 16 percent did. I hope that gives you encouragement as you seek to fix a glitch in the status quo. You and your band of allies have more power than you know. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Up to one-tenth of the population is left-handed. Yet for centuries, even as late as the 1950s, there were social stigmas against left-handers—similar in some ways to the perverse prejudice that has been directed toward homosexuals. So strong was the taboo that many parents tried to convert their naturally left-handed children into righties. Thankfully, this absurd form of repression is now defunct. (Five of the last seven American presidents have been left-handed.) But it’s a good reminder that there are countless other ways in which our culture still attempts to coax us or force us into not being who we really are. But here’s the good news: It’s an excellent time for you Virgos to reject the pressure to be someone else and get back to where you once belonged. Reunite with the person you were destined to be.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The Tower of Terror is a thrill ride at Disney World. Riders are yanked up and down as they travel along a 199-foot pillar. A Florida woman named Denise Mooty believes this form of amusement is essential to her health. She says the extreme G-forces she’s exposed to on the ride help dissipate the fibrous adhesions in her belly. I recommend a similar kind of therapy for you, Libra. Not to break up fibrous adhesions, since you probably don’t have any, but rather to jostle your mental blocks, repetitive fantasies and obsessive habits. They might just break into pieces and dissipate if you shake them in the right way. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): It’s your choice, Scorpio. You could be a creative dynamo who changes the course of local history—or you could be a plain old boring sex maniac. What’ll it be? We here at the Free Will Astrology Libido Management Center encourage you to at least partially sublimate your unruly mojo into beautiful works of art, innovative business solutions and brilliant strokes of collaboration. You don’t have to stop boinking altogether; just make it the second most important thing you do rather than your raison d’etre. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The planets are conspiring to unleash energies that will touch you in ways you didn’t realize you needed to be touched. Any minute now, you may begin to feel a pleasurable burning sensation in your soft underbelly, or a prickly wake-up call in your willpower, or a ticklish electricity running through your funny bone. What does it all mean? Maybe nothing. Or maybe it means so much that you can’t possibly analyze its meaning. What a valuable gift that would be! When is the last time you felt free of the need to understand everything? CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A longtime Capricorn reader named Allison wrote me an apologetic e-mail. She said that she has always loved my horoscopes, and still loves them, but for the foreseeable future, she’s got to stop reading them. “Please don’t take it as an insult, because it’s not,” she wrote. “I just need to be less subject to outside influences for a while. Maybe that will help me get better at paying attention to my own intuition.” I understood exactly what she means. According to my analysis, this is one time when you may have to shield yourself from the noise around you—even the good and interesting noise—in order to hear your own inner voice better. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Rolling Stone magazine has said that ’60s folk singer Tom Rush (born Feb. 8) was a major force in launching the era of the singer-songwriter. He’s been lying low for a while, though. Recently, he came out with his first new studio album in 35 years. I’m guessing that, like him, quite a lot of other Aquarians will also be climaxing new creations as 2009 unfolds— perhaps even works that are long overdue or that have been extraordinarily slow in the making. And what happens in the next few weeks will be crucial in that process. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “All the problems we face in the United States today,” said comedian and presidential candidate Pat Paulsen, “can be traced to an unenlightened immigration policy on the part of the American Indian.” With that as your inspiration, Pisces, I urge you to take inventory of your own “immigration policy.” It’s an excellent time to do so, astrologically speaking. Here are some questions to guide you. What influences do you allow to pour into your sphere? Are they beneficial for your long-term mental health? What people do you invite to share your resources? Do they bring out the best in you? Do you have smart boundaries that keep out the bad stuff and welcome in the good? Homework: What other name would you give yourself if you could take a vacation from your present name? Why?



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