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BILLCOPE DREAMCATCHER Ted Kennedy and the year of living less Because of Sen. Ted Kennedy’s passing, I interrupt a two-part series on common characteristics of fascism. Next week is plenty early enough to return to the evil that men do. Today, I’d rather direct my attentions to the good.
have a new theory. I didn’t come up with it until recently. Just a week ago, as a matter of fact. Last Wednesday, as a matter of fact, when I woke up and heard that Ted Kennedy was no longer among us. My new theory is this: We don’t die all at once. We die in pieces. In fragments. When we lose a ﬁgure like Kennedy, a piece of us goes with him. It’s like small rocks breaking off from tall escarpments, pebble after pebble, until there is no escarpment left. Our deaths spread out over years. Years and years, in Teddy’s case, no doubt going back to when he was only 12. Back to when he learned his big brother would never come home from a war. We die an incremental bit whenever someone else, someone who has added to our own lives—someone who has nurtured our lives with the vital ﬂuids of music or literature or wisdom or caring and promise and love—dies and leaves us only the dry husk of their memory. It doesn’t matter how large or small that contribution is. It could be something as small as Karl Malden’s neighborhood priest in On the Waterfront. Even as small as his American Express ad. “Don’t leave home without it.” It could be as small as watching Ed McMahon bring in Johnny Carson for 30 years. “Heeeeeere’s Johnny!” As small as the hopeless lust we young guys felt for glossy Farrah Fawcett back when you couldn’t swing a chicken without hitting that poster of hers. Those incremental death fragments are more noticeable of course when it’s a weightier piece of our lives that slips away. A more signiﬁcant part of the mosaic we all spend a lifetime piecing together whether we mean to or not. The scrapbook that we spend a lifetime pasting together from all those separate—seemingly separate— icons and images and reference points and bright, unforgettable moments and dark, unforgettable moments. Like when Walter Cronkite took off his glasses that day 46 years ago and told Americans what Americans already knew by virtue of him having to take off his glasses before he could speak it. Before he could tell us our young president was dead. That Ted’s secondoldest brother would never again come home. If everything else about Cronkite were forgotten—even if he weren’t the man who let us know the moment when Man ﬁrst walked the moon, or even if he weren’t the man so trusted that when his trust was lost, so went a war—then still, that image of Walter with his glasses off would last until the last remnants of three generations fade away. Or Michael Jackson. Whether we want it or not, we couldn’t help but have Michael in our composite, from bouncy little boy to small, frail and ﬂawed man. Such an enormous part of our collective experience could not help but leave behind a dried husk of no small signiﬁcance. He may not seem embedded into your mosaic, but he was (whether you want him there or not) if for no other reason than the decades you spent either loving him or scorning him. Early in the year, John Updike died and a scrap of me went with him. Updike
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might not have been part of your life, but that only means your loss was greater than mine. Updike read America like a book, then wrote book after book about what he learned, 60 books in all. Everyone who considers their country’s literature and poetry, music and art, to be the truest chronicle of that country’s heart lost a piece of themselves when Updike went. I had almost forgotten this was the year he’d died. Then with Teddy’s death, I started counting up all the others. And that’s when my theory was born, when I realized how many yellowed pieces had dropped from my scrapbook. How much of me was already gone. U Newer theory: It just came to me. Our lives are not scrapbooks from which clippings drop or mosaics from which tiles slip away or escarpments from which rocks tumble and are lost. Our lives are like those fragile contraptions of stick and string, feathers and beads: dreamcatchers. We spend our days accumulating bright stones and dark twigs, lacing them all together in a web of family and friends and familiar faces with which we grow so comfortable. We choose not who gets woven into our contraptions. Time, place and circumstance chooses for us. Ed McMahon, Farrah, Karl and Michael, they were all tied into mine, in small ways and large. Eunice Shriver, big sister of Ted … she was in my web as she was in yours, and when her threads frayed three weeks ago and she fell away, I died a piece more from the absence she left behind. In some small, incremental way, I felt it. As did you if your years here correspond with mine. This year (if indeed your years here correspond with mine) we have lost more familiar faces, comfortable faces, than in any single other year I can recall. Don Hewitt and Paul Harvey. Roberts McNamara and Novak. Merce Cunningham, David Carradine, Dom Deluise, Les Paul and Andrew Wyeth. And it’s only September. Yet it’s hard to imagine that the remaining months could bring an absence that will leave any bigger, more ragged and gaping an absence than Teddy’s. For nearly as far back as I can remember, there has been at least one Kennedy laced tightly and unforgettably into my webbing, and when those two brothers were murdered, the only reasonable response was despair. How on God’s green Earth could such bright and shining men be snatched away so cruelly? So pointlessly. There is part of me that still demands to know. There will always be part of me that still despairs. I will close in on my own ﬁnal breath still wondering what might have been. Teddy had to have wondered. He must have spent from 1944 on—then from 1963 on, then from 1968 on—wondering what roads he might have taken, what seas he might have sailed, with three vibrant, shining brothers at his side. Maybe this is how he wrestled his devils—his drinking—his womanizing—his private, cold and dark Chappaquiddick. Maybe this is how he redeemed himself so deeply, so completely, and in doing so, turned so many of his dreams into a reality as real to you and me and our children as it was to him. Maybe he didn’t feel the absence of his shining brothers, but instead, their presence. And maybe this is how he died so famously, so notably and without tragedy, having done the good work of four good men. WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM
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TEDRALL THE GUNS OF AUGUST Why won’t Obama stand up for himself?
gunmen a block or two away from a Secret Service perimeter is a big deal. Maybe the White House has made a political call: better to gamble the life of the president than to risk antagonizing the gun lobby. INDIANAPOLIS—No wonder President “A story about an American with a gun They should rethink. Barack Obama won’t stand up for us. He who behaved properly is twisted into someArthur Schlesinger’s classic book A won’t even defend his personal safety. thing else: a narrative about crazy conserThousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the Two weeks ago, a right-wing man protest- vatives who want to threaten the presiWhite House describes how an atmosphere ed outside the president’s health-care meeting dent,” he argues, too clever by half. But of violence can contribute to the death of in New Hampshire wearing a gun strapped the right-wing media doesn’t even try to a president: to his leg. Lest we miss his point, he carried a explain what place guns have in the healthIn late October 1963, former vice presisign that called for the shedding of blood in a care debate. These are crazy conservatives dential candidate and then U.S. Ambassador new revolution. who want to threaten the president. to the U.N. Adlai Stevenson “had gone A week later, a dozen men appeared Obamaites’ reactions have been breathto Dallas for a meeting ... The next day outside Obama’s appearance in Phoenix takingly blase. “There are laws that govern handbills with photographs of the president brandishing loaded guns. “We will forceﬁrearms that are done state or locally,” Press of the United States—full-face and proﬁle— fully resist people imposing their will on us Secretary Robert Gibbs replied to a reporter’s were scattered around Dallas: ‘Wanted for through the strength of the majority with question about the gunmen stalking his boss. Treason, This man is wanted for treasonous a vote,” said one, who carried an AR-15 “Those laws don’t change when the presiactivities against the United States,’ followed military-style automatic riﬂe. You read that dent comes to your state or locality.” by a scurrilous bill of particulars.” right—they threatened to use guns to annul Federal laws do change. Kody Ray BritWhat follows reads like last week’s news the results of the last election. tingham, who faces ﬁve years in prison and reports about town hall meetings on health Cops stood by and watched. The Secret a ﬁne of up to $250,000 under Title 18, care: “That evening ... While Adlai spoke, Service did nothing. Strictly speaking, these Section 871 of the United States Code for there was hooting and heckling, placards and mooks are allowed to openly carry guns. threatening Obama, thinks a lot about that ﬂags were waved, and noisemakers set off. Which is ﬁne with me. I’m a big fan of the fact nowadays. “We take all threats against When the police removed one of the agitaSecond Amendment. the president and other high ofﬁcials of the tors from the hall, Stevenson, with customIt is, however, horrifying to watch goons United States very seriously,” said the U.S. ary poise, said, ‘For my part, I believe in threaten to assassinate the President of the attorney prosecuting the case against the the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of United States and get away with it. Make 20-year-old soldier, who said he planned to ignorance.’ At the close he walked through a no mistake: Guns don’t have anything to do shoot Obama, but never made any move jostling crowd of pickets to his car. A woman with health care. This is a revival of Klanism. to do so. “The threat itself represents a screamed at him, and he stopped for a moA black man is president, and the good ol’ disruption of the United States government, ment to calm her down. The mob closed boys don’t like it. That’s what this is about: even if no actual attempt is made to carry in on him. Another woman crashed a sign putting him in his place. Which, if they or out the threat.” down on his head. A man spat at him.” someone they inspire has their way, will be That was just six months ago. Schlesinger didn’t claim that JFK was six feet under. Why doesn’t the Obama administration killed by a right-wing anti-U.N. protester. God. The smirks those turds wear. Run want the gunmen taken in for questioning Instead, he wrote, “The fundamentalist a Google Image search on “Klansmen” or and investigated? He wouldn’t even have to religious background of many of its inhabit“lynching.” Same ones. ﬁle charges. Habeas corpus is gone, eliminat- ants had instilled a self-righteous absolutism (Doubt this is about race? Bill Clinton’s ed by George W. Bush. Obama’s “indeﬁnite of thought ... [Dallas] was a city of violence 1993 health-care proposal would have gone detention” continues Bush’s policy. These and hysteria, and its atmosphere was bound farther than Obama’s. And he wasn’t nearly town hall terrorists could be declared enemy to affect people who were already weak, as popular. Yet he didn’t face gun-toting combatants and bundled off to Bagram with suggestible, and themselves ﬁlled with chaos loons at his public appearances.) the stroke of a pen. If ever there were a reaand hate.” John Lott of Fox News says the liberal son for suspending civil rights, this is it. Four weeks later, a weak-minded, media is making a big deal out of nothing. Perhaps Obama’s team doesn’t think eminently suggestible man shot President Kennedy to death. “Supporters of the Second Amendment ought to ﬁnd another way to send their message,” editorialized The Washington Post. It was a typical, reasoned, pointless stance. But it’s too late now to call for common sense and self-control. Now that extreme right racists have made a splash, they’re only going to double down. Obama’s approach may be a brave one, but it’s not his to take. As a recent headline put it, the presidency belongs to all of us. Like JFK, Obama’s assassination would lead to a host of tragic consequences, not least in the area of race relations. And what about the more likely danger, a repeat of the Greensboro massacre, when right-wing thugs shot leftists at a rally? Existing gun laws weren’t written with death threats to public ofﬁcials in mind. Anyone who shows up armed at a forum where a public ofﬁcial or political candidate is due to appear ought to be detained—and possibly prosecuted. Ted Rall, president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, is author of the books To Afghanistan and Back and Silk Road to Ruin.
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THE BHUTAN INSURGENCIES As refugees depart for U.S., camps in Nepal foster nascent resistance
NEWS Nearly 430 Bhutanese refugees have resettled in Boise so far, according to the Idaho Ofﬁce for Refugees. Danda Subedi, who works as an interpreter and recently began classes at Boise State, said that Bhutanese militants would often approach refugees for funding, and some of his friends donated to them. “They were coming to the door of a beggar, begging,” Subedi said. Subedi stressed that there have been nonviolent Bhutanese refugee movements throughout the years as well, dedicated to returning refugees to Bhutan, including marches on the Indian border and even over the line into their former homeland. When the resettlement program was announced, some of the militant leaders decided to apply for refugee status and give up the ﬁght, Subedi said. Frelick said the insurgents could take advantage of the re-
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THIMPHU, Bhutan—The impressive necklace of cliff-perched fortresses that dot this Himalayan nation’s mountainous perimeter are a testimony to Bhutan’s long-standing effort to keep out foreigners. In the 1980s, however, the tiny Buddhist nation of just 600,000, sandwiched between the People’s Republic of China and India, found itself with what it considered to be a foreigner problem. Bhutan’s minority population of ethnic Nepalese had mushroomed to represent one-third of the population, causing then-King Jigme Singye Wangchuck to start a “one nation, one people” policy to deport and strip many of their Bhutanese citizenship. The campaign ended with the expulsion of about 105,000 Nepalese through beatings, torture and murder committed by the Royal Bhutan Army that lasted until the early 1990s, human rights groups and deportees say. “We left because we were scared that they would imprison us, that they would beat us, that I would be raped,” said Matimya Moktan, 41, who arrived in Nepal in 1991 and now lives in a small mud-and-stick hut with her three children and husband in one of seven refugee camps in eastern Nepal. Locked in political limbo, these camps have become breeding Life at Bhutanese refugee camps in Nepal, where many await resettlement in the United States. grounds for a ﬂedgling militancy that seeks to overthrow Bhutan’s monarchy just two years after the king abdicated in favor of his settlement program by using future remittances to buy weapons son, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, who heads a constiand exercising more and more radical inﬂuence, rendering camps tutional monarchy that permitted the nation’s ﬁrst democratic devoid of more restrained voices. “You could end up with all the elections last year. “We are preparing a protracted people’s war,” more moderate people leaving the camps,” he said. said Comrade Umesh, a 27-year-old leader of the Communist Resettlement is also seen by some refugees as a strategy for Party of Bhutan, one of a handful of Maoist militant groups that political change in Bhutan, through political pressure from the have developed in the camps. The groups now have little more United States. than handmade explosives, pistols and ragged Communist litera“If we go to the U.S. for 10 years, we can get back to Bhuture with which to wage their insurgency but Indian intelligence tan,” Subedi said. “If we stay in Nepal, we stay in Nepal.” sources say they may soon acquire much more capacity through For the moment, the militants regularly cross into Bhutan recent alliances with two Indian separatist groups: the National through thick jungles that straddle the porous border to lecture Democratic Front of Bodoland and the United Liberation Front and train ethnic Nepalese residents who remain in Bhutan, of Assam operating in the restive Indian states of Sikkim and refugees say. Assam, located between Nepal and Bhutan. “If all we had to show were our weapons, we wouldn’t get “Through these alliances, the Bhutanese refugee militants can very far,” said Umesh. “So we teach our ideology and train cadlearn how to make more powerful bombs, acquire superior weap- res in making explosives and in guerrilla ﬁghting. We are laying onry and ﬁght more effectively,” said the Indian intelligence source. the groundwork in Bhutan both ideologically and militarily.” So far, the insurgency has been limited to occasional bombWhile the government hopes the nation’s ﬂedgling democracy ings that have damaged bridges, fuel depots and electrical trans- will keep the estimated 100,000 ethnic Nepalese in Bhutan from formers in southern Bhutan and the capital of Thimphu. To date, insurrection, the rebels predict their ranks will increase, citing a there have been no deaths and just one injury, a woman who lack of state services, special travel permits required to leave the suffered a minor shrapnel wound, according to Bhutan’s national south and a ban on Nepalese from becoming citizens. Perhaps newspaper, Kunesel. with that in mind, the government plans to reopen 15 schools and Bill Frelick, refugee policy director for Human Rights Watch, build more health centers in Nepalese areas by the end of the year. says the insurgents, who are believed to number between 600 “The best way a country like Bhutan can defend itself and and 1,000, are still too weak to launch an effective revolution. prevent security problems has to be through the people,” said But other analysts say the alliance with militant Indians, the con- Prime Minister Jigme Thinley. “By the end of ﬁve years, there tinuing relocation of refugees, and recruiting forays into Bhutan will be absolute parity in terms of the provision of services and are worrisome signs. infrastructure. This is how we can prevent conditions for disconIn 2006, the United States and a handful of other Western tent and disaffection from growing in our country.” countries offered to resettle more than 70,000 Nepalese refugees. Research assistance provided by the Investigative Fund of the About 7,000 have already left the camps and the rest will be Nation Institute in New York. Idaho reporting by Boise Weekly gone within four years, according to the U.N. High CommisNews Editor Nathaniel Hoffman. sioner for Refugees. WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM
CITYDESK RAMMELL “JOKES” ABOUT “OBAMA TAGS” Rex Rammell, the East Idaho veterinarian who would like to be governor, has criticized Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter for not buying the ﬁrst wolf tag and, according to the Times-News, indicated he’d buy an “Obama tag” if offered. Times-News reporter Jared Hopkins recounts an incident from a recent GOP fundraiser: “After an audience member shouted a question about ‘Obama tags’ during a discussion on wolves, Rammell responded, ‘The Obama tags? We’d buy some of those.’” Rammell told the Times-News and the Twitterverse that it was a joke. But he also sent Hopkins’ story to his media list the next morning. Rammell has also said Otter should have been ﬁrst in line for a wolf tag, or ordered Fish and Game to save him the ﬁrst one and told Hopkins that the governor should have prioritized buying the tag over a former lawmaker’s funeral. Later, Rammell issued another clariﬁcation of his remarks on Obama hunting tags, via e-mail: “Anyone who understands the law, knows I was just joking, because Idaho has no jurisdiction to issue hunting tags in Washington, D.C.” This was met with criticism ﬁrst from Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo, then from Rammell’s erstwhile opponent, Otter. “Rex Rammell’s comments are in very poor taste and should not have been said. Remarks like these should not even be made jokingly,” Crapo said. Not one to let a negative story die, Rammell held another press event as BW went to press, demanding an apology from GOP leaders who demanded an apology from him.
MINNICK, SIMPSON GROVESIDE CHAT Idaho’s congressmen Mike Simpson and Walt Minnick appeared side-by-side at City Club of Boise last week, agreeing with one another an awful lot and even joking about who should sit on the right side of the dais. The rare, bipartisan pairing drew a record crowd at the venerable public affairs forum— some 420 people. But, as with most of their votes, Minnick and Simpson agreed more than they disagreed. Simpson said sometimes his wife does not like how he votes and Minnick said sometimes his wife likes Simpson better. Each talked over the other trying to be the ﬁrst to deliver a verbatim rendition of the pharmaceutical industry talking points on health-care reform and then both made emphatic statements that campaign contributions do not inﬂuence votes. One interesting difference emerged when Minnick admitted to canceling several appointments at the University of Idaho recently because he was behind on his fund-raising goals. Simpson then said he has only made one fund-raising call in his entire federal career. And then moderator Marty Peterson asked about earmarks and Minnick launched into an impassioned argument against them, asserting that earmarks shortchange the competitive process and deplete funds available for competitive grants. Simpson said if Congress does not direct earmarks then the administration will; pork is partisan any way you cut it. But still, they agree to disagree on earmarks. —Nathaniel Hoffman
war in Iraq U.S. CASUALTIES: As of Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, 4,340 U.S. service members (including 31 Idahoans) have died since the war in Iraq began in March 2003: 3,469 in combat and 871 from noncombat-related incidents and accidents. Injured service members total 31,483. In the last week, three U.S. soldiers died. Since President Barack Obama was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 111 soldiers have died. Source: U.S. Dept. of Defense IRAQI CIVILIAN DEATHS: Estimated between 93,022 and 101,519 . Source: iraqbodycount.net COST OF IRAQ WAR: $678,772,800,198 Source: costofwar.com
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CITIZENBOISE INTERVIEW BY JEFF BARNEY
What came ﬁrst, art or hang gliding? That’s hard to answer. I guess both. I grew up always being crafty. I liked doing art as a kid, the paste and the crayons. My mom was very artistic. She was a designer. I just liked making stuff with my hands. I was the classic kid that had the dreams of spreading your arms out and ﬂying. I wanted to do that so bad. I wanted to be a pilot. I took model airplanes and turned them into projectiles. And I loved horses, so I was always riding. There’s a hang gliding hill in Missoula, right in town. And that’s where I’d see them all the time; they’d land kind of at the base of the hill where we lived. I was riding horses one day ... and I looked up, it was totally silent, this guy was over my head, about 50 feet, on his hang glider and he waved at me. And I thought, that was like the closest thing I could get to ﬂying like a bird. Creativity has to come when you feel good. You know, artists get blocked. There have been times when I couldn’t produce any art, but I can always go hang gliding. Cameo glass art involves creating multicolored glassware layered with hand-carved designs to reveal subtle layered tones within the glass. Is that an accurate description? Exactly. Basically, you’re taking three major elements—people tend to spend their whole lives mastering one element—and you’re trying to combine all three of those as one artist. You need to be a good glass blower, you need to be proﬁcient at the way that you apply the colors to the glass ... and you have to be a good designer ... and a good engraver. I actually started an engraving. And I love the ancient Roman cameo glass. So I thought I’ll commission some glass blowers to make me some blanks. I just got too many ﬂaws and imperfections. You’d spend 100 hours engraving a piece only to have a great big ﬂaw in it that it’s
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just unsalable. So I thought, I will just go take a two-week class and learn how to blow glass. That prompted me to continue on with glass blowing. Now I combine all three things. There aren’t many cameo glass blowing artisans in the United States? There are very few people who do it. It’s a pretty intensive medium. The last statistic I saw was an estimated 30 artisans in the world and about a dozen in the U.S. After the glass cools, depending on how much large space I have to cut away, I start with sandblasting, but I have to do all the detailed work with a diamondtipped engraving tool. Glass blowing itself is an incredibly expensive medium to work with. It’s the second most expensive medium. The ﬁrst is bronze casting. A lot of the pieces displayed on your Web site use elements of nature. How did that come about? Someone mentioned that to me earlier this year and for the ﬁrst time I noticed that. It was never pre-intended. I’m inﬂuenced by nature. I like to be outside. I like the world around me. I grew up in the woods. I grew up with animals. I’ve always had a connection there. It just ﬂows to my work. I see beauty in the world around me. It might seem that there’s a paradox between art and hang gliding. When I ﬁrst started blowing glass intensely, I got a very similar feeling to the feeling you have when you ﬂy hang gliders a lot. It’s hard to describe. There’s kind of a sense that you are doing something that is so unique and different that you’re kinda sad for people who can’t do it. You feel so lucky to be able to be doing what you are doing. You feel really fortunate. When I am ﬂying hang gliders, I see the world through an entirely different perspective. When you’re blowing glass, you’re creating something out of a molten blob of 2,200-degree glass. And you can’t set it down. You have to do it now. You have to live in the moment, and it’s the same with hang gliding. You have to deal with the conditions that nature is presenting you, with the thermals. If one comes along and you want to stay aloft, you have to take it. It’s kind of the same with glass, you have to ﬁnish what you start. You have to keep going and it’s challenging sometimes when it’s not working out. There’s a great deal of satisfaction when you’re ﬁnished. When
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Boise hang gliding pilot Lisa Tate transcends the stereotype that women don’t ﬂy. Not only is she currently the U.S. Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association’s ﬁrst female president, she is also the only Idahoan to have held the position. At the same time, Tate is a professional glass blowing artisan. Her work combines the craftsmanship of glass blowing with the ancient art of cameo glass engraving. Tate co-owns Soaring Dreams Studio on the Boise Bench and shows her work at Art Source Gallery, R. Grey Gallery and at the Boise Airport’s Concourse B. And in Beirut and Dubai.
you land your glider ... you have a great feeling of accomplishment. Same thing when you make a piece of glass, and you look at it the next day. There seems to be a lack of competitive female hang gliders. Yeah, I don’t know why there are so few women. Apparently a few years back we got stuck with the “extreme sport” label. That may have turned a lot of women away. Our current demographics are that women hang glider pilots make up less than 10 percent of our membership. Probably 5 percent of hang glider pilots are women. Back in the ’70s ... hang gliding, statistically, it was not a safe activity. People were using equipment they made at home, they were falling, getting hurt, so we got this reputation that it was a death-defying sport. Of course, that’s not the case now. We’ve come a long way, we have great equipment. [Even now] people just kind of look at you like you’re strapped to a kite. They don’t think of the fact that we’re ﬂying fairly sophisticated aircraft that’s been highly engineered. It takes a special kind of person to hang glide. It’s a very cerebral sport and not incredibly physically demanding. I take it you don’t consider the sport dangerous or yourself a dare-devil? No, not at all. Statistically, it’s actually a very safe activity. It’s safer than rock climbing. It’s safer than skiing. It’s safer than SCUBA diving. The No. 1 reason people get hurt in hang gliding is doing something stupid, because they got in a hurry, they didn’t check their equipment before they took off ... or getting themselves into conditions they had no business being in. The equipment doesn’t break, it’s very strong, very well engineered. Lisa Tate’s Web site is lisatateglass.com.
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TRUECRIME BY JAY VAIL This is the place, Boise, Idaho. We live here ... we’re Boiseans. The stories you are about to read are true.
it over to the 12000 block of West Mesquite Drive. There, the middle of three parked cars was fully aﬂame. It was ROBBER HARVESTS CASH doused promptly. AT ORCHARD STREET BANK BPD investigators have questions: Are Keep a look out for this man. Boise Police want to chat with him about a robbery of the these eerily similar incidents coincidences? Or do we have a pyromaniac with a small-sedan Wells Fargo bank in the 400 block of North bone to pick on the loose? Orchard Street. He’s described as light-skinned, about NORTH END PERSONAL 5-feet-11, with a thin build and weighing in the neighborhood of 160 DISPUTE GOES PUBLIC pounds. At the time of the The breathless call for help came on the robbery—3:15 p.m. on run. Literally, as the victim was being pursued Aug. 28—he was dressed through the North End by a raving teenager. in a tan or gray shirt with When cops caught up with the hot pursuit baseball cap. and gave the chasee a chance to catch his And he apparently breath, he told investigators that the 18-yearwasn’t too concerned old McCall resident screaming and hollering at about his personal his heels was angry over a personal dispute. hygiene before the heist. The suspect is accused of gaining entry to Witnesses said he apthe dude’s house by kicking in its front door. peared unshaven, grungy That destroyed the door frame and set off the and/or dirty. neighborhood dash. He was last seen He’s also accused of yelling threats that he driving southbound on was armed—with a bomb, no less—and that Orchard in a white panel he meant to “hurt” the victim. van with older-style winThe upshot? Two felony charges of burglary dows that probably were dirty, too. and false reporting of explosives, along with The suspect may have needed a shave, but misdemeanor assault, unlawful entry and maliat least he minded his bank-robbery manners. cious injury to property. No weapon was displayed. No one was hurt. Should be fun explaining all that to a judge. To say nothing of Mom and Dad.
FIREBUG(S) TARGET SMALL SEDANS IN WEST BOISE Our late-August nights apparently haven’t been hot enough for some people. A person or persons currently unknown felt the need for additional heat early Wednesday morning. But instead of turning up the thermostat, they torched two small sedans in West Boise. The ﬁrst call came into Boise Police at 4:49 a.m. That’s just after a resident in the 1100 block of North Dalton Avenue arose to a car ablaze in his driveway. About 2 feet from the house. Fireﬁghters arrived to ﬁnd the auto engulfed in ﬂames. They were able to put out the ﬁre quickly. And despite the inferno’s close proximity to the dwelling, damage to it was “minimal.” About a half-hour later, an eagle-eyed early riser spotted another vehicle blaze in a neighbor’s driveway. Fireﬁghters hot-footed
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PERSONAL DISPUTE II: AGGRAVATED ASSAULT Another personal dispute leaves a 21-yearold Boise man facing a felony aggravated assault charge. Our second candidate for anger-management classes is accused of crashing an Aug. 24 party at a West Garnet Street residence. And if that wasn’t rude enough, our party pooper also allegedly displayed a handgun and made verbal threats. No arrests were made at the time. But a review by the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney’s Ofﬁce resulted in a rude awakening for our suspect. He was picked up at 1:40 a.m. on Aug. 27. Now, will everybody please just take a deep breath and count to 10? Tell BW your true crime stories. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
t’s no accident that publications such as Forbes, Money and The New York Times continue to look at the Treasure Valley when postulating where tech companies advance and thrive. In May of this year, NYT talked to Peter Gombert, chief executive of Balihoo, a web-based Boise company that provides technology and services to national companies looking to market themselves locally. Forbes.com recently listed Boise as one example of
Why Boise still tops the list of places innovators do—and should—live
out-of-the-way places where the tech sector continues to grow in spite of staggering job losses. A report from the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings Institute, written by Heike Mayer, associate professor of urban affairs and planning at Virginia Tech, showed Boise, Portland, Ore., and Kansas City as emerging high-tech metropolitan areas. The Treasure Valley is not a new player in the technology game. In the 1970s, as new technologies were
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developing, corporations such as Hewlett-Packard and Micron started in the Treasure Valley, their buildings full of tech-savvy employees. And like these companies, which grew from the seed of an idea, the entrepreneurial spirit took hold of some of these people, and they began to branch out, leaving the corporate environment behind and striking out on their own. They formed companies with innovative services and products in hardware, software, clean technology, Web services, ﬁnancial services,
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gaming and biotechnology. Reminiscent of a high-tech biblical lineage, HP begat companies like Computrol, which begat Synpet, which begat Design Concepts International and so on, with hundreds of companies breaking off from the hundreds that broke off before them. Micron Technology parented the likes of Edge Technologies, Logical Solutions and even upped the tech levels by forming joint ventures with companies like Intel. Micron PC grew out of Micron Tech and from it came businesses like Balihoo and Fiberpipe. Boise State’s intellectual pool also had a hand in creating the Treasure Valley’s tech sector, many of the matriculated staying in town and forming companies like Valitics and Mobile Dataforce. The world began to see Boise as more than merely the capital of the potato state. The City of Trees’ global reputation branched out to include being a place where high-tech workers could not only make a good living, but also one where the living was good. The quality of life in Boise— including the ability to clock out and be hiking or biking a mountain trail 15 minutes later—was seen as a perk on par with a food per diem or company car. So they came. But evolving technology coupled with a devolving economy has been devastating for companies both large and small. Moving to Silicon Valley may seem like the only answer for those affected by these changes when quality of life isn’t enough to sustain their livelihoods. But when those companies leave, their employees’ incomes are no longer spent here, their talent is no longer a part of the local pool and other companies and government can no longer use those businesses as examples to companies being courted to move here. Those moves do, and will continue to happen, but the numbers of tech companies here in town are much higher than might be expected. According to the Idaho Depart-
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ment of Labor, in 2008, Idaho was home to more than 3,800 technology companies. The people who own or operated these companies may ﬂy under the radar, their names nowhere near as familiar as Micron or HP, but they are here and they are as innovative as their counterparts in Silicon Valley. One such innovator is Jason Crawforth, a local restaurateur/entrepreneur/software developer, and co-owner of Piehole and former owner of Square and Lush. In conjunction with the other software Crawforth develops, he has written a couple of iPhone applications including one called, succinctly enough, “1,001 Ringtones.” At 99 cents per download, Crawforth is not going to become a millionaire selling “1,001 Ringtones.” But that’s not why he did it. Ultimately, what Crawforth gleaned from writing the app was knowledge of how the process works, and that understanding is a valuable resource in the constantly changing world of Web 2.0. “Apple created a very interesting concept. They created, arguably, one of the most sophisticated cell phones on the planet,” Crawforth said. “They also have a development environment that you can write custom applications on. That in and of itself would have been very cool,” he said. “But what Apple did was they brought in iTunes. They created a single marketplace.” According to a May 2009 report at CNET.com, Apple’s share of worldwide smartphone sales grew from 5.3 percent in the ﬁrst quarter of 2008 to 10.8 percent in the ﬁrst quarter of 2009. That means that the company’s unit sales jumped from 1.7 million in the ﬁrst quarter of 2008 to 3.9 million during the same period in 2009. The iPhone may soon be in more hands than not, and developers such as Crawforth, who understand how the platform works, will have a leg up when that time comes. Just more than a year ago, Crawforth
merged his software company, Treetop Technologies, with Mobile Dataforce, a company that creates innovative mobile products and services that take advantage of the current technologies—technologies that have turned cars, airplanes and dens into ofﬁces. Boise-based Mobile Dataforce provides innovative services to everyone from the U.S. government to “storm chasers”—people who track damage done to cars during hailstorms in the Midwestern and Eastern United States—to building materials suppliers. CEO Mike Freeman said that some of the technology Mobile Dataforce has created “is changing those industries … by solving age-old problems.” In the case of building materials, Freeman gave an example. “People have to go ﬁnd [building] materials in a yard. They have to ﬁnd it, pick it up, measure it out, get it where it needs to go and do the accountability for it,” he said. “I tasked all the smart people working here at Mobile Dataforce to bring some of these technologies together to eliminate that. Now a device can read the barcode or RFID [Radio Frequency Identiﬁcation] tag. An individual or automatic scan takes the reading, which can then reach the sky and pinpoints [the material’s] exact location. We then force that information onto Google Earth. You can actually see the product on Google Earth.” For a building materials yard owner, that means he or she won’t have to be on site to make sure the inventoried material is where it is supposed to be. As long as the owner has an Internet connection, he or she can be vacationing in Maui or Machu Picchu and still be running the business. Faisal Shah, who was a partner in a law ﬁrm in Los Angeles before moving to Boise, is another locally based innovator. He moved to Boise to take a company public and, as many visitors do, he liked it here and decided to stay. He co-founded MarkMonitor, a com-
pany that helps other companies avoid online fraud, brand abuse, phishing attacks and cybersquatting (someone buying up domains that contain a company’s trademark name, and then selling it back to that company for an exorbitant proﬁt). Shah also co-founded First to File, an online patent management system that manages thousands of patents for each of their clients. The changes in Web development have made it possible for innovators like Shah to start and run—and expand—businesses almost anywhere in the world that has Internet access. “I started technology companies in Boise because we had initially looked at Silicon Valley, but felt we had a large pool of developers and engineers that we could access here,” Shah said. “We found the quality of talent here was just as good as the quality of talent anywhere else. That’s really what made the company successful was the talented pool of people we had access to. It’s remarkable the number [of] engineers and computer scientists there are in Boise … we have talented individuals coming into the market from Boise State.” The success of MarkMonitor was such that the company expanded internationally, and the headquarters did eventually move to Silicon Valley. However, along with ofﬁces in London, New York and Washington, D.C., MarkMonitor still has an ofﬁce in Boise as well. For each MarkMonitor and Mobile Dataforce, hundreds more small- or medium-size tech companies exist. But the quest to keep them here, as well as court those outside the state to come here, is a continuing one. Cece Gassner and John Brunelle, assistants to the mayor for economic development for the City of Boise, spend 75 percent of their time working on growing and expanding the businesses already a part of the Boise community. The spend the other 25 percent of their time working with the Boise Valley Economic Partnership—an economic development organization funded by the
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Chris Blanchard of TechBoise, is working to bring people together through technology.
Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce—to attract companies and talent from around the country and the world. “The mayor does go out and do business visits once a month,” Gassner said. “That can range from [visiting with] manufacturers and tech companies to health companies. We are also in contact with HP and Micron. We talk to large companies and small companies and across the sectors.” The city partners well with the state, and someone hoping to move or start headquarters in Boise will receive information on state and property taxes, including incentives and exemptions. But regardless of how much money a company may potentially save by moving to Boise, corporations like Microsoft are not likely to up and move their headquarters here. They might, however, be looking for a place where they can open a branch or a group of ofﬁces where the people who will manage those ofﬁces will want to live. “We have two different sets of information we present to these companies [considering Boise],” Gassner said. “One is the business case, what they can achieve in real estate and labor and taxes. Then on the personal side, what they will see in this community. It’s a community that cares about each other, we have one of the best park systems in the West if not the whole country, we have a true commitment to the environment, lower cost of residential real estate.” In the 25 percent of outside businesses Gassner spends her time talking to, the majority of them have 50 to 100 employees— companies considered small in other markets but relatively large here. They are businesses that are probably going strong and may be poised to grow even larger, and by moving to Boise, those tax incentives and a lower cost of living may make that expansion easier. Ultimately, however, the commodity Gassner and Brunelle are dealing with is people. “A big part of what we do every day is to connect people,” Gassner said. “It’s one of the best services we provide and it’s free. Getting companies talking to each other and learning about each other is really helpful.” Idaho TechConnect is another organization, albeit not a governmental one, that is also in the business of connecting people. The statewide nonproﬁt links people with other people and a large number of services. “We help people who have an idea make it a reality, make it a business, make it a product, whatever it is. We focus on business and technology. We’re a service provider. We work with small business and we like to say we turn Idaho ideas into Idaho businesses,” said Krissa Wrigley, vice president of WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM
research and evaluation for ITC. Each year, ITC holds an event called Tech Launch in conjunction with the Idaho National Lab and the Idaho Economic Development Association, as well as other private and public entities. The purpose of the event to is to gather university students with science and technology companies, government agencies, economic development professionals and business investors. “It’s a friendly face environment for them to get up and talk about what they’re doing and get feedback from everyone,” Wrigley said. “We coach them through [starting a business].” In the six years since ITC’s inception, Tech Launch has helped 39 companies raise more than $37 million in investment capital and for research and development. ITC welcomes anyone, but the focus is on innovation and technology. “We have an open door policy here,” Wrigley said. “But if someone wants to open a cupcake shop, we’ll probably point them to in the direction of the Small Business Development Administration.” But they don’t just help with funding. ITC also assists start-ups with prototyping, accessing the universities and the Idaho National Lab, obtaining equipment and even helping would-be business owners prepare investor pitches, regardless of whether they’re pitching to an angel investor, a venture capitalist or a best friend or brother. ITC also helps with market research, a complicated but vital component of a small high-tech business. “Sometimes someone will come in and say, ‘It’s a $10-billion market and I’m going after 1 percent.’ We tell them that’s great, but that’s probably not going to happen. We help them hone it down and ﬁnd out exactly who their customer is.” The mayor’s ofﬁce and ITC can provide valuable resources to local start-ups or tech companies looking to expand, but is that enough to retain the tech talent that’s already here? Or more importantly, encourage outside innovators to come to Boise? James Hepworth doesn’t think so. Hepworth is co-founder of MarkMonitor and chief technology ofﬁcer for First to File. Hepworth is a tech person who moved to Boise in 1989, and he believes that, from a technology standpoint, Boise is at an “inﬂection point.” “There are a lot of people here who will probably not stay here,” Hepworth said. “I think Idaho will suffer greatly in the next ﬁve to seven years if somebody doesn’t do something dramatic. My view is probably a lot different than what people like to talk about.” Hepworth doesn’t think Boise is in a
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technology start-up mentality right now and without some serious measures by Idaho politicians, not only will that fail to improve, it will falter. Tax breaks and incentives were germane to companies 25 or 30 years ago, but the big tech companies of today don’t consume the massive amounts of resources that they did back then. Even in regard to real estate, tech companies like Google, Yahoo or Microsoft are not leaving the same giant footprints Micron did. “If you go into Google’s buildings, you see a lot of people packed into small ofﬁces and cubicles. So I think that the new technology that Boise and Idaho need to go after needs to be modeled after what they do in Seattle or the Bay Area … biotechnology and nanotechnology.” That kind of technology can be prohibitively expensive to develop, but softwarebased technology, which Hepworth also thinks Boise should be pursuing, can cost very little at the outset. “The only thing we needed when we started MarkMonitor was two people. Me to write a little software and Faisal out there [telling people] about it,” Hepworth said. “The critical paradigm shift for people is that we need to convince smart people out of high school or college to try something they think they can do.” Hepworth thinks the government can and should play a much larger role in that quest. To make Boise an appetizing choice for startups, the state needs to decide what kinds of businesses it wants coming here. And it takes money to do that. “They have to do more marketing. I think what it comes down to is that they need a person or a group of people assigned by only one person that are in charge of building a roadmap of where [Idaho] wants to be in 10 years. And this isn’t a city job. This is a big salary guy who sits down and executes that road map. To me, it’s that simple.” That person wouldn’t need an unlimited budget. He or she would need to be resourceful, be able to work with the state’s universities, and then decide how many new businesses to bring in and a timeframe in which to do it. “If it were me, I’d be at Stanford and places like that advertising the crap out of Boise. I’d ask, ‘Look at the businesses that are [in Boise]. Why would you want to sit in trafﬁc for four hours a day when, on the weekends, you can go to McCall? You can still put in 14 hours a day at work, but be home in 10 minutes.” Gassner said that Boise does have a longterm plan on the table and thinks Hepworth’s idea is a valid one. “It strikes me as a decent tactic that may reside within a larger strategic plan to attract more companies to the Boise Valley and Idaho,” she said. “If you look at the City of Boise’s strategic plan, the overall goal is to make Boise the most livable city in the country, in part to attract and retain the employers and talent to take part in creating a vibrant and healthy place to live, work and raise a family.” For tech people who are already in Boise, grass-roots groups like TechConnect, Girls In Tech and Jelly may play a large part what they consider the “vibrant and healthy” aspects of their environment. They are part of a community that fosters the kind of hightech development they trained for, sometimes in a low-key way. One major marketing tool in the business model of the 21st Century is social media. Web sites like Twitter and Facebook are virtual meeting places where businesses ﬁnd consumers, consumers ﬁnd products and services, and the creators of those products and services ﬁnd each other. But typing 140-character messages to a faceless entity whose proﬁle and status may be anything but true, negates the “social” part. The desire to move from cyberspace to meatspace has only grown over the years. TechBoise was created about a year-and-
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a-half ago to offer support to people in the tech sector. “The purpose [of TechBoise] was to highlight what was going on with technology development in the Treasure Valley that most people don’t know about,” said Chris Blanchard of TechBoise. Blanchard, a Web developer since 2001, is a professor of social science at Boise State, as well as the founder of Pronetos, a social networking site for scholars, and Open Access Press, a business that helps companies convert their print products to digital. One of the main elements of TechBoise is its Web site and blog, but the physical aspect was always a function of the group. “Meeting was always meant to be part of it,” Blanchard said. “It was always meant to be grass-roots, more raw, less polished. TechBoise is meant to be ‘geeks helping geeks over pizza.’” Candace Sweigart is a software engineer and architect at Wirestone (a national marketing ﬁrm with ofﬁces in Boise). She works in what is still a male-dominated industry. Sweigart wanted to meet other women in her ﬁeld, women like herself. So she founded the Boise chapter of the grass-roots organization Girls In Tech. “Girls In Tech is an international group that was started in Silicon Valley. The group was started because there aren’t a lot of women in technology and statistics are showing that fewer and fewer women are entering the ﬁeld even though as a culture we’re becoming more technically aware,” Sweigart said. For the women who are drawn to tech ﬁelds, a sense of solidarity can be a valuable resource. “Girls In Tech was formed to get women collaborating and to help build their conﬁdence. A lot of the women working in technology are like me: They’re in a ‘tech pit.’ I work in a room with only men. I’m never really given the opportunity to collaborate with other women, people who think like [me].” Girls in Tech has 50 members in its Facebook group and 17 women attended the ﬁrst meeting in June. It may not sound like much, but for Sweigart, it was incredible. “It was fantastic. We had this speed networking event where everyone talked to each other for three minutes and told each [other] why they were into technology and how they came to be passionate about it and what they wanted from the group.” Allison Ashburn, a marketing project manager, was laid off twice in one year and rather than try to get back into the workforce, she decided to create something out of nothing for herself and work from home. But working from a home ofﬁce can be a lonely proposition. She attended networking events like TechBoise, but found the colleague camaraderie, people to bounce ideas off of and the general energetic atmosphere of an ofﬁce was something she missed. And then she heard a National Public Radio story about Jelly. A Jelly is a “work-together event,” and hundreds of them are taking place all across the country and getting notice from the likes of NPR and Wired Magazine. Once or twice a month, people get together in an ofﬁce, someone’s home or a coffeeshop—a place that offers comfortable chairs, sofas, workspaces and Wi-ﬁ. It’s that simple. The next Micron, HP, Microsoft or Intel may not be incubating in the Treasure Valley, but that’s not because Boise isn’t the right place for them to grow. High-tech corporations of that size and breadth are becoming a thing of the past. It’s not a question of whether Boise can support high-tech; people like Jason Crawforth prove it can. Boise is viable location for the next wave of hightech, but it needs to start reshaping its future now. The next Bill Gates may not be living in Boise right now, but if he or she is somewhere out there looking for a place to move a new high-tech company, the Idaho Department of Economic Development would love to talk to him or her. WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM
Locally produced foods are featured at City Harvest.
3 THURSDAY RAKHA READING In the mid-90s, journalist Naseem Rakha covered one of Oregon’s ﬁrst executions in three decades—a man named Douglas Wright who was convicted of murdering three homeless men. The experience, combined with those of interviewing family members of murder victims during her career working for National Public Radio and other publications, left an indelible impression on Rakha. The end result is Rakha’s novel, The Crying Tree, a book that follows the struggles of Irene Stanley, mother of murder-victim Steven Joseph Stanley, and her long path to forgiving the man who’s on death row for her son’s murder. On First Thursday, visit with Rakha for coffee and conversation. 7 p.m., FREE, Rediscovered Bookshop, 7079 Overland Road, 208376-4229, rediscoveredbookshop.com.
the City Harvest Celebration, which kicks off Fall for Boise, has been a fancy pants black tie affair, Wendie Green, chief networker for Think Boise First, says they decided to make the event more accessible this year for both attendees and participating restaurants. Local restaurants that are members of Think Boise First will bring down potluck dishes for the event, including barbecue chicken from Red Feather, salad from Brick Oven Bistro and gazpacho from Jenny’s Lunch Line. The only requirement for each of the dishes is that the main ingredient has to be locally sourced. Even if you don’t want to throw down a 20 spot for dinner and local wine pairings, you’re still welcome to head down and chill out with an a la carte glass of Idaho beer or wine. If you still have some cash burning a hole in your khakis, you can bid on pieces in the silent art auction or tip the live musicians—openers Boise Rock School and jazz faves Onomatopoeia. All proceeds from the event will go to the Treasure Valley Food Coalition so they can conduct an extremely extensive assessment
CURB-IT ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED 1. foil-lined items 2. empty hazardous waste containers 3. styrofoam 4. glass 5. yard debris 6. plastic grocery bags 7. waxed milk or juice containers —Source: cityofboise.org/curbit
STOLEN GLANCES The creative collective Apples and Oranges will unveil its fourth group show at the Alexa Rose Gallery this First Thursday. Titled “Steal This Feeling,” exhibit curator Jenny Rice decided to take a more traditional approach to organizing the show than she has in the past. “We decided to go about it a little bit differently this time,” Author Naseem Rakha wrote a novel about the power of forgiveness. explained Rice. “Instead of having a group of artists who were making art, which we all piled together, we asked for proposals this time. We gave the show a name and had people apply with their proposals.” What resulted is a collection of familiar faces and new artists, including April Vandegrift, Lisa Arnold, Alexa Howell, Jenny Rice, Loren Reed, April Hoff, Krista Muir, Daniel Curry, Jason Willford and Shay Plummer. Some quirky highlights include Hoff’s close-up digital portraits of gummy bears, Muir’s dress made of nails and feathers, Plummer’s playingcard-sized drawings, Rice’s vintage postcards with kitschy, googly-eyed faces and part three of Arnold’s paper installation. Another important change: The show is only up for one night this go 'round. 6-9 p.m., FREE, Gallery Alexa Rose, 280 N. Eighth St., Ste. 118.
5 SATURDAY WHAT YOU WANNA DO? In the past couple of decades, humans have been contributing to a major vulture population crisis in East Asia and Africa. In 2003, the Boise-based Peregrine Fund found that a drug called diclofenac, an anti-inﬂammatory drug used on livestock in East Asia, was responsible for the sudden deaths of huge numbers of Gyps vultures. In order to bring attention to this underpublicized crisis, which isn’t affecting vultures in the United States, the Birds of Prey Working Group in South Africa and the Hawk Conservancy Trust in England have helped organize an inaugural International Vulture Awareness Day. In Boise, the IVAD bash—complete with a live turkey vulture named Lucy—promises some kids’ events as well as screenings of the movie The Last Flight, which explores the vulture crisis in India. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $5-$7, World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane, Boise, 208-362-3716, peregrinefund.org.
5 SATURDAY 6 SUNDAY LOCAL CORNUCOPIA The Treasure Valley Food Coalition, a program of Sustainable Community Connections of Idaho, is hosting the City Harvest Celebration. Tickets for the seven-course food and wine dinner are going for a super reasonable $20 for adults and $10 for the chilluns’. While in the past,
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of Idaho’s food economy—how much we produce, how much we import and how we can start eating more locally. The City Harvest event kicks off at the Capital City Farmers’ Market on Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., featuring an expanded market and two Arts Harvest Showcase stages. It also keeps going on Sunday with the silent art auction continuing from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and a table featuring local brunch items and drinks. 7 p.m., The Grove Plaza, downtown, visit sccidaho.org.
9 WEDNESDAY GUIDE SLIDES Local author Scott Marchant will run through a series of slides featuring photography from his new book, The Day Hiker’s Guide to Stanley, Idaho. The book is a bible of information on 46 hikes around the Stanley area, organized by category—like best views, best hikes to spot wildﬂowers and best family-friendly hikes. For a more in-depth review of Marchant’s book, check out BW intern Ben Wickham’s take on the guide (BW, Arts, “Grab Your Hiking Shoes and Head to Stanley,” July 6, 2009). 7 p.m., FREE, REI, 8300 W. Emerald, Boise, 208-322-1141, rei.com.
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8 DAYS OUT and Art Studio, 200 E. 37th St., No. 7, Garden City, 208409-2403, www.myspace. com/danceophidia.
wednesday WORKSHOPS & CLASSES TECHNOLOGY CLASSES—The class is on keyboarding and learning how to touch type to improve your computer skills. 7:30-8:45 p.m., FREE. Librar y at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, www.boisepubliclibrar y.org.
LITERATURE BOISE NONFICTION WRITERS—Guest speaker Elaine Ambrose gives a lecture titled The Power and Passion of Your Written Words. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 6:30-8 p.m., FREE, www.sageecosci.com/Writers.html. The Rediscovered Bookshop, 7079 Overland Road, Boise, 208-376-4229.
GREEN BUGS FARM STAND— Pick up some produce grown by the children of Boise Urban Garden School. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 4-6 p.m., BUGS Garden, 4821 W. Franklin Road, Boise, 208-424-6665, www. boiseurbangardenschool.org.
thursday FESTIVALS & EVENTS D3FEST—Diversity Day Deﬁned is an annual event that celebrates diversity with all types of activities. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., FREE. Boise State Student Union Building, 1910 University Dr., Boise, 208-426-INFO, www.union.boisestate.edu. OPHIDIA STUDIO OPEN HOUSE—New art is up on the walls. Get an eyeful of per formance art, an ear ful of music by Thomas Paul and complimentar y wine and cheese. 5-8 p.m., FREE. Ophidia Dance
SECOND ANNUAL SPECTACLED—Artists from around the world send in their creations of altered eyewear for the annual donation drive and show. See First Thursday, Page 19. 6-10 p.m., $5 suggested donation or $2 with donation of eyewear; admission is FREE for children. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111, www. thelinenbuilding.com. THURSDAY FARMERS MARKET—4-8 p.m., Capital City Public Market, Eighth Street between Main and Bannock streets, Boise, 208-345-9287, www. capitalcitypublicmarket.com.
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES ARGENTINE TANGO PRACTICA—Join the Boise Tango Society for a free introduction to tango lesson from 7:30-8 p.m. followed by dance practice. Beginners are welcome; no partner is necessary. 8-10 p.m., $5 admission or $3 students/seniors, www. boisetango.com. Boise Cafe/ Cafe Bellisima, 219 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-343-3397.
ART ARTIST RECEPTION— The exhibit “Living Within Two Cultures,” by art students Jean You and Allison Corona, is on display Sept. 3-Oct. 18. See Art, Page 26. Free parking is available in the Liberal Arts parking lot. 5-7 p.m., FREE. SUB Gallery, 1910 University Dr., Boise State campus, Boise, 208-4265800, ﬁnearts.boisestate.edu.
DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL—The comedy follows the adventures of a tabloid journalist trying to dig up some dirt for his next story. He tracks a couple of hunters from Alabama who believe they shot a celestial being. 7:30 p.m., $12, Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-342-2000, www. stagecoachtheatre.com.
SIXTH ANNUAL PLEIN AIR PAINTERS OF IDAHO PAINTOUT—The reception and sale begins at 5 p.m. For more information, contact Karen Jacobson by e-mail at feeﬁfauski@aol.com or by phone at 208-412-9444. www.pleinairpaintersoﬁdaho.org. Redﬁsh Lake, south of Stanley.
LEAP TROUPE—The audition is for dancers ages 8-12. No preparation is required; just show up in comfortable clothing and sneakers. Jon Swarthout will lead the group through the audition process. 4-6 p.m., FREE. YMCA, 1050 W. State St., Boise, 208-3445501, www.ymcaboise.org. THIRST FOR BLOOD MURDER MYSTERY DINNER—Auditions are being held to be part of the cast for a murder mystery dinner. The event is all in fun; no need to be a professional actor. For more information, e-mail codenamestacy@aol. com. 7 p.m., FREE. Bella’s Grove, 913 Warren St., Boise, 208-869-3829, www.bellasgrove.com.
FOOD & DRINK WINE TASTING—Enjoy live music by Johnny Shoes and free wine tasting. 6-8 p.m., FREE, Tablerock Brewpub and Grill, 705 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-0944, www.tablerockbrewpub.com.
AUTHOR EVENT—Awardwinning journalist and author, Naseem Rakha is reading excerpts from her debut novel, The Crying Tree. See Picks, Page 15. 7 p.m., FREE. The Rediscovered Bookshop, 7079 Overland Road, Boise, 208-376-4229, www.rediscoveredbookshop. com.
SPORTS & FITNESS BOISE HAWKS BASEBALL—The Boise Hawks go up against the Vancouver Canadians. The baseball club is showing their support of the Broncos by hosting a tailgate party with $1 blue beers and food specials for the football season opener game, the Boise State Broncos vs. University of Oregon Ducks. 3 p.m., $6-$10, Hawks Memorial Stadium, 5600 N. Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-3225000, www.boisehawks.com. DROP-IN HIP-HOP CLASSES— Anyone age 16 and older can drop in for an open level hip-hop dance class. The First Thursday of the month is free. These ongoing classes are taught by Janelle Wilson. 7-8 p.m., $10 per class, $80 package of 10 classes, 208-7246537. Trey McIntyre Project studio, 775 Fulton St., Boise.
KIDS & TEENS BREAKDANCING WORKSHOP FOR TEENS—Youth ages 12-18 learn moves from local breakdancing crew, the Boise B-Boys. 4-5 p.m., FREE. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, www.boisepubliclibrary. org.
friday ON STAGE DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL—See Thursday. 8:15 p.m., $15, Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-342-2000, www. stagecoachtheatre.com.
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8 DAYS OUT A TUNA CHRISTMAS—The Fool Squad—Joe and Tom—take on the roles of more than 20 different characters for this play set in a small Texas town called Tuna. With only 24 hours to go before Christmas, the townspeople attempt to deal with all the seasonal traumas that come along with the holidays. 7:30 p.m., $28-$38, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box ofﬁce 208-336-9221, www.idahoshakespeare.org. YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN—The play is based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles Schultz. 8 p.m., $11 general, $9 seniors and students. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, www.boiselittletheater.org.
ART 2009 BIENNIAL ART DEPARTMENT FACULTY EXHIBITION—Attend the opening reception for an exhibition showcasing the recent work of faculty members of the Boise State Art Department. 6-8 p.m., FREE. Gallery 1 Liberal Arts Building, Boise State, artdept.boisestate.edu. FIRST FRIDAY ART IN EAGLE—The Bronze and Wood Sculpture Show features Ken Newman, bronze and wood carvings, Jerry Snodgrass, sculptor, and Tavis Reche, handcrafted rocking chairs. 4-9 p.m., Galerie Belle Ame, 179 S. Eagle Road, Eagle, 208-938-1342, www. galeriebelleame.com.
saturday FESTIVALS & EVENTS CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKET—9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., www.capitalcitypublicmarket.com. Capital City Public Market, Eighth Street between Main and Bannock streets, Boise, 208-345-9287. CITY HARVEST CELEBRATION—The annual City Har vest Celebration is the kick-off event for Fall for Boise. See Picks, Page 15. 5-9 p.m., adults $20, youth (12 and younger) $10, www.sccidaho.org. The Grove Plaza, downtown, Boise. EAGLE RIB COOK-OFF AND SPUD FEST—Barbecue competitions, food and craft vendors, a kids’ zone and a beer and wine garden. Get in on the judging action at the People’s Choice Awards and watch as local celebrities gobble down a plate of mashed potatoes, without using any utensils—even their own hands—for the charity of their choice. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., $2 admission or FREE with donation of non-perishable food item for the Idaho Foodbank, www.idahoribs. com. Guerber Park, 2200 E. Hill Road, Eagle. EAGLE SATURDAY MARKET—8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Heritage Park, 185 E. State St., Eagle.
INTERNATIONAL VULTURE AWARENESS DAY—See Picks, Page 15. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $5-$7, World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane, Boise, 208-362-8687, www. peregrinefund.org. MERIDIAN FARMERS MARKET—9 a.m.-1 p.m., www.meridianfarmersmarket.com. Ustick Marketplace II, 3630 N. Eagle Road, Meridian. STRAWBERRY FIELDS FEST— Tomorrow Never Knows hosts a day of live music, vendors and a rafﬂe. Proceeds beneﬁt the Muscular Dystrophy Association. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., FREE, www.hometownfestival. com. The Waterfront at Lake Harbor, 3050 N. Lakeharbor Lane, Boise. TREASURE VALLEY ROLLERGIRLS—For Back to School Ya, the locals take on Salt Lake City’s Salt City Shakers. Bring school supplies for the Boys and Girls Club and receive $2 off the door price. 7 p.m., $10 per night adv. or $15 for both nights; at the door $12 each night; youth 12 and younger FREE, www.treasurevalleyrollergirls.net. Qwest Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-4242200. WINERY GRAND OPENING— Celebrate the fruits of labor of winemaker James Holesinsky with music by Thomas Paul. 3-9 p.m., $20 adv., $25 gate; dinner and admission $35 per person/$65 per couple. Holesinsky Certiﬁed Organic Vineyard and Winery, 4477 Valley Steppe Dr., Buhl, 208-5436940, www.holesinsky.com.
ON STAGE DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL— See Thursday. 8:15 p.m., $15, Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-342-2000, www.stagecoachtheatre.com. A TUNA CHRISTMAS—See Friday. 7:30 p.m., $28-$38, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise. YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN—See Friday. 8 p.m., $11 general, $9 seniors and students. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, www. boiselittletheater.org.
CONCERTS PART OF THE PLAN TOUR—Suzie Brenner and Linda Beckstead write and perform original music on acoustic guitars. 7 p.m., donations appreciated, brennerbeckstead. com. Boise State Student Union Building, 1910 University Dr., Boise, 208-426-INFO.
SPORTS & FITNESS RICH BENYO—Meet a marathon runner who has logged nearly 900 miles and get a signed copy of his book. Noon-4 p.m., FREE. Shu’s Idaho Running Company, 1758 W. State St., Boise, 208-344-6604, www.idahorunningcompany.com.
RELIGIOUS/SPIRITUAL SANCTUARY FOR SPIRIT—The Boise Spiritualist Chapel and Sanctuary for Spirit is a metaphysical community. For more information and location, call 208-409-1363. 6:15 p.m., FREE.
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sunday EAGLE RIB COOK-OFF AND SPUD FEST—See Saturday. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., $2 admission or FREE with donation of non-perishable food item for the Idaho Foodbank, www. idahoribs.com. Guerber Park, 2200 E. Hill Road, Eagle. TREASURE VALLEY ROLLERGIRLS—The Treasure Valley Rollergirls take on Ogden’s O-Town Derby Dames. 6 p.m., $10 adv.; $12 door; youth 12 and younger FREE, www.treasurevalleyrollergirls.net. Qwest Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-4242200 or 208-331-8497.
ON STAGE DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL— See Thursday. 2 p.m., $12, Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-342-2000, www. stagecoachtheatre.com. A TUNA CHRISTMAS—See Friday. 7 p.m., $21-$29, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box ofﬁce 208-336-9221, www.idahoshakespeare.org.
RELIGIOUS/SPIRITUAL AZRAEL ONDI-AHMAN—5 p.m., FREE, 208-407-4590, www.truegnosticchurch.org. Municipal Park, 500 S. Walnut St., Boise.
monday FESTIVALS & EVENTS BOISE CENTRAL TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL PICNIC—The Boise Central Trades and Labor Council is hosting a picnic for Idaho workers. Feast on hot dogs, hamburgers and corn on the cob at the Boise Site No. 8 (Burr Oak). Noon-4 p.m., $3 or 3 cans of food. Municipal Park, 500 S. Walnut St., Boise. EAGLE RIB COOK-OFF AND SPUD FEST—11 a.m.-6 p.m., $2 or FREE with non-perishable food item, www. idahoribs.com. Guerber Park, 2200 E. Hill Road, Eagle.
tuesday FESTIVALS & EVENTS MCFADDEN MARKET CO-OP FARMERS MARKET—5-8 p.m., www. mcfaddenmarketcoop.com. Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Idaho St., Meridian.
wednesday A TUNA CHRISTMAS—See Friday. 7:30 p.m. $21-$29, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box ofﬁce 208-336-9221, www.idahoshakespeare.org.
FOOD & DRINK TAILGATING COOKING CLASS—Pick up some tips on tailgate cooking with Life’s Kitchen and Chef Jason McLenna. The Tailgating Cooking Class is at a private home in the North End. Guests will enjoy wine and samples of food prepared on the ﬂy. Interested tailgaters should contact Kathy or Erin at Life’s Kitchen at 208-331-0199 or e-mail erin@ lifeskitchen.org. 6:30 p.m., $50. Check the Life’s Kitchen Web site at www.lifeskitchen.org for the menu.
TALKS & LECTURES HEALTH-CARE REFORM PUBLIC FORUM—Idaho Health Care for All invites the public to weigh in on the topic of affordable and accessible health care. The event takes place in the Anderson Conference Center in the Mountain State Tumor Institute Building on the ﬁfth ﬂoor, rooms Ada 1, 2 and 3. The forum moderator is Stephanie Witt, professor of political science at Boise State and director of the Boise State Center for Public Policy. The panel of speakers includes Ted Epperly, Ed Dahlberg, Pamela G. Lewis-O’Connor, Uwe Reischl, Louis Schlickman and Karl N. Watts. Opening remarks will be made by E. Gregory Thompson, a primary care physician and a member of the Idaho Medical Association Committee for the Uninsured. 6:30-8 p.m., FREE, www. idahohealthcareforall.org. St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center, 190 E. Bannock St., Boise, 208-381-1200.
GREEN BUGS FARM STAND—10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 4-6 p.m., BUGS Garden, 4821 W. Franklin Road, Boise, 208-4246665, www.boiseurbangardenschool.org.
RELIGIOUS/SPIRITUAL DORJE CHANG BUDDHA DISCOURSES—All are welcome to learn more about Buddhism. Venerable Zhaxi Zhuoma Rinpoche will read and discuss a preliminary translation of a sutra written by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, titled A Monk Expounds the Absolute Truth to a Layperson. This treatise on meditation was composed at the request of the abbot of one of the four leading temples in China and was written while the Buddha master was quite young. For more information, visit www. zhaxizhuoma.net. 7-8:45 p.m., FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4200, www.boisepubliclibrary.org.
The Sockratic Method by Jacob Good and Daria Kanevski was the 1st place winner in the 7th Annual Boise Weekly Bad Cartoon Contest.
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ROSE-COLORED GLASSES The Mend Project creates a Spectacle
that could be worn on the face,” said Keller. “That was really it. We left it pretty open. We did end up with a conceptual piece; it’s an eye apparatus that is playing off of being blind.” In addition to the “eye apparatus,” approximately 10 other frames sent in from places as far as Florida will be displayed and auctioned off. Local jewelry designer Kay Seurat learned of “Spectacled” last January at an Idaho Metal Arts Guild meeting and spent months staining and cutting glass, then welding together a set cross the railroad tracks on Latah Street, hidden in a small of whimsical, circus-y glasses with multi-colored pinwheel lenses. run-down red brick strip mall, is a door with glass shattered “You know that old phrase about looking through rose-colored like a princess-cut diamond. If it weren’t for four tiny letters glasses?” asked Seurat. “That’s always seemed kind of limiting. You spelling out the word “Mend” in the adjacent front window, you’d should be able to look through all different colored glasses.” have no clue this was the Mend Project’s world headquarters. Though Seurat’s glasses are impractical as eyewear—the curved Inside the humid, gutted space sit a variety of tools, the bare brass frame is as thick as a hearty stalk of asparagus—the project bones of framed walls and a ﬂoor turned out to be an exciting artistic that’s been ripped up to expose challenge, one that pushed her to weathered wood planks. But no explore new materials and forms. chairs. Sitting crossed-legged on “It gets me out of my normal the ﬂoor in a fuchsia dress with a jewelry-making mode to do somedollop of blonde bangs pulled atop thing a little out there and use difher forehead, Mend Project direcferent materials,” said Seurat. “Left tor Michelle Keller adds a dash of to my own devices, I don’t always color to this otherwise bleak room. stretch that far. So this was good. It As she points to various areas— gives me a chance to look through painting a picture of the future some different-colored glasses.” gallery, metal-working shop and Another group of spectaclecommunity craft workspace—the crafters pumped to participate room, too, ﬁlls with color. in the project are members of “It’ll eventually be a community Boise’s Boys and Girls Club. Their place,” said Keller. “It’s hard to pom-pom-and-pipe-cleaner frames see it now because it’s a shell now. created at a recent Mend Project But it’s been a lot of work with the workshop will be up for auction space. We were granted the space alongside the adult submissions. by some very awesome donors ... In addition, Keller has plans to They ripped the whole thing out meticulously string up each of the and gutted it completely.” 1,000 donated pairs of glasses By exploring “the potential of to form a lit chandelier on the handmade objects,” the Mend second ﬂoor of the Linen BuildProject strives to elevate the iming the night of the event. With an portance of craft and give back to assortment of styles ranging from those in need. In June 2008, Keller modern Chanel frames to vintage and co-founder Rachel Reichert horn-rimmed glasses, Keller can’t launched Mend at the initial Modwait for these spectacles to ﬁnd ern Art event at the Modern Hotel. worthy new homes. She also hopes The two displayed 30 hand-sewn Thursday’s silent auction and rafﬂe recycled stuffed animals, which will bring in enough dough to were then donated to the Women’s cover any repairs that might need and Children’s Alliance of Boise. to be done on the frames. After receiving positive feedback, “We’ll split the proceeds [with Reichert and Keller organized their For Mend director Michelle Keller, the glasses are half full. Unite for Sight]. We wanted to send inaugural donation show, “The Ala little bit of cash with the donatered Toy Project,” which brought tion of eyewear, so if they needed in more than 100 toy submissions from crafters around the world. to be refurbished, there would be cash to do that,” said Keller. “When I started the Mend Project, Rachel and I had this idea of While Keller, a Boise State metal-smithing grad, admitted her inidoing a number of different types of donation shows,” said Keller. tial attraction to eyewear had more to do with an appreciation for “One was toys, one was eyewear, one was clothing and the fourth the form than any larger metaphor about how she views the world, one was an interim dwelling project, which is portable housing for she did walk away with a new perspective on spectacles. homeless people that pops up.” “It’s incredible how someone has worn these glasses for years Though Reichert has since left Mend, Keller is staying the course. and years and years. It’s something that has been by their side and With the help of some volunteers, she organized Mend’s second they’ve carried and held and touched,” said Keller. “These are annual donation show, “Spectacled.” For this show, the call for do- objects that are so valuable to people. They rely on them. They can’t nations was two-fold. The ﬁrst part was a drive to accumulate used do their day-to-day functions without them.” eyeglass frames for Unite for Sight, a worldwide nonproﬁt providing But Keller’s vision for Mend is larger than just the “Spectacled” eye care for patients living in extreme poverty. According to UFS, 80 project. She hopes to have the new community workshop, gallery percent of blindness is curable or preventable and 36 million people and lecture space up and running by October, though she admits are living needlessly blind. With the support of Idaho Youth Ranch, she’s become a lot more realistic about her goals in the past year. the Mend Project has already collected more than 1,000 frames. “Things are going organically right now,” said Keller. “We’re at “It’s very heartwarming that people would reach out and donate the point where we’re not envisioning things beyond our means.” their eyewear for someone else who can’t purchase their own eyewear, or doesn’t have the luxury of going to the eye doctor,” said —Tara Morgan Keller. “This may be the only pair that they’ll have in their life.” The second half of “Spectacled” involved asking artists to jazz up Thursday, Sept. 3, 6-10 p.m., $5 or $2 with the donation of used frames for a silent auction at the Linen Building this First Thursday. eyewear. Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St. For more information, “The call we sent out was basically for artists to create something visit themendproject.wordpress.com.
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1STTHURSDAYLISTINGS east side THE BASQUE MARKET—608 W. Grove St., 208-4331208. Scott from Idaho Wine Merchant is pouring wines from the Torres Vineyards. Take advantage of the usual tapas spread available from 5-7 p.m. for $.25-$3 a pop.
BASQUE MUSEUM—611 W. Grove St., 208-3431285. Learn about one of Boise’s unique ethnic groups by taking a tour of the gallery and the historic Cyrus Jacobs/Uberuaga House. A group of local musicians jam at 6:30 p.m.
BOISE ART GLASS—530 W. Myrtle St., 208-3451825. Enjoy cheese, crackers and cold beverages while you watch live glass-blowing demonstrations. Take a look in the gallery, where the work of 10 different artists is displayed.
COOL HAND LUKE’S—622 W. Idaho St. 208-2873296. Sample steaks on the new outdoor barbecue and stop by the restaurant for the $9.98 Steak and Bake promotion. Get a 10-oz. ﬂat iron steak with an Idaho baked potato.
DRAGONFLY—414 Main St., 208-338-9234. The cool weather is coming. Wrap up with 20 percent off on all sweaters and coats through Sept. 5. M COFFEEHOUSE—500 W. Idaho St., 3phyFLYING 208-345-4320. Feast your eyes on the photograof Nannette Spencer. Artist statement: “Pictures capturing the everyday life, everyday places; things you recognize but, through a new perspective by my lens, see in a completely new way.” LE CAFE DE PARIS—204 N. Capitol Blvd., 208-3360889. For First Thursday, Le Cafe de Paris is featuring Rhone Valley tapas and wine tastings with live music by the Frim Fram Fellas from 5:30-8:30 p.m. THE MELTING POT—200 N. Sixth St., 208-383-0900. Five is the theme tonight with $5 appetizers, $5 wine ﬂights and $5 beer ﬂights from 5-8 p.m. OLD BOISE—Sixth and Main streets, 208-345-7852. Find one-of-a-kind gifts made by local artists at the Idaho Indie Works’ Etsy Street Team booths at the Pioneer Tent Building between Ceramica, Bandanna and Epitome Home and Garden. More than 20 local artists and crafters with shops on etsy.com are
offering their unique handmade products including jewelry, accessories, children’s items, cards, food and art. For more information, visit idahoindieworks. blogspot.com. PENGILLY’S SALOON—513 W. Main St., 208345-6344. Frim Fram 4 are tuned up and ready to perform at 8:45 p.m. without a cover charge.
south side 8TH STREET ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PRO4Broad GRAM—8th Street Marketplace at Eighth and streets. For the month of September and November, 8th Street AIR features three new residents at 8th Street Marketplace along with artists at two new satellite residencies. The new residents of 8th Street Marketplace at 404 S. Eighth St. include Kelli Brown, a choreographer and dancer who will choreograph and rehearse new pieces in her artistic space at 8th Street studios; Benjamin Love, a printmaker, sculptor and performance artist who will be working on large-scale wood block prints and sculpture from recycled materials; and Goran Fazil, a painter who
displays his pieces in custom frames and is working on a series exploring the cultural and historical relationship to war. The two artists at the satellite residency at 517 S. Eighth St. (in the basement of the Renewal building) are April VanDeGrift, a painter working on a series focused on memory, particularly as applied to objects and humans, and painter Emily Wenner, who is working on large-scale ﬁgurative and fantastical landscape paintings. The other satellite residency at 1020 Main St. (in the Alaska Building) features a couple of painters. Sandy Marostica is a painter and illustrator who creates stimulating visual collages. Robin Zimmerman’s painting focuses on creating interesting urban cityscapes. ATOMIC TREASURES—409 S. Eighth St., 208-3440811. Take advantage of summer markdowns on merchandise and celebrate the renewable concepts of reuse and repurposing. The store features an eclectic mix of vintage, retro and found objects, along with designer and vintage clothing for men and women and decorative treasures for the home. Owner and artist Cindy Stevens upcycles unusual objects to create exceptional treasures. First Thursday shoppers can take 20 percent off any one item through the weekend. The offer is a little something to thank everyone for recycling and supporting the store during its ﬁrst year of business. BALLET IDAHO—501 S. Eighth St., 208-343-0556. Ballet Idaho is hosting an Academy Open House on First Thursday from 4-6 p.m. Meet the new faculty, tour the studios and register for fall classes in the Ballet Idaho Annex at Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy. Visit balletidaho.com for registration forms, the class schedule and the new academy handbook. BOISE ART MUSEUM—670 S. Julia Davis Dr., 5admission 208-345-8330. The Boise Art Museum offers free all day from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., but donations are accepted to support the free First Thursday. During Studio Art Exploration, art lovers of all ages can drop in from 5-8 p.m. and learn how artists like Devorah Sperber use lenses to create works of art. The featured speaker for Art Talk at 5:30 p.m., is LeAnn Turner, a Boise State associate professor of art history. Turner will give a talk on “Devorah Sperber: Threads of Perception.” COLE MARR GALLERY—404 S. Eighth St., 2086hosting 336-7630. From 6-9 p.m., the Cole/Marr Gallery is the opening of an exhibition titled “Dark Slides & Light” by Kristen Cole and David Marr. The exhibit includes traditional large format photography. ELLA’S ROOM—413 S. Eighth St., 208-331-ELLA. Ella’s Room makes room for sassy new merchandise by offering savings of 25-50 percent off of select sleepwear, robes, camisoles and bras. The store’s regular merchandise includes men’s underwear, sexy books and oils, hosiery, garter belts and more. Ella’s Room stays open until 9 p.m. on First Thursdays, and September hours are Mon.-Thu. 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and closed Sunday. Visit online at ellasroom.com. GALLERY ON THE GROVE—September 7theGYPSY sunshine brings out the Gypsy artists. Gather at Grove to trade Artist Trading Cards. ATCs are 2.5-inch by 3.5-inch pieces of original art created by the artists of Gypsy Gallery and guest artists that are meant to be given away or traded. Participating artists include Gypsies Zella Bardsley, Miriam Woito, Kristy Albrecht, Pam McKnight, Marianne Konvalinka and Jenifer Gilliland, Cherry Woodbury, Jany Seda and Michael Falvey and guests Todd Warner, Jan Weston and Decker Weston. Media represented include ﬁne metal and glass art, photography, found-object art, watercolor, oil, acrylic, mixed media and jewelry. For more information, contact Marianne Konvalinka at 208-866-6306. HELLY HANSEN—860 W. Broad St., 208-342-8448. The end-of-season sale means all spring/summer apparel is Helly-affordable at 20-40 percent off. STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM—610 Julia Davis Dr., 208-334-2120. Admission is fee 8toIDAHO the public from 5-9 p.m. The museum hosts the opening reception for the “Boise City Employee Art Show.” The exhibit is part of a program designed to give city employees and their families an uninhibited opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional manner and to compete for cash prizes. The entries are judged in amateur, intermediate, professional and youth classiﬁcations. View the work through Sept. 13 for the cost of museum admission. See Downtown News, Page 22. R. GREY GALLERY—415 S. Eighth St., 208-3859present: 9337. R. Grey Gallery has an idea for the perfect a work of art. Check out a new selection of gallery favorites and recent arrivals while enjoying free wine and treats. The gallery is open from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. during First Thursday. RE BOUTIQUE—405 S. Eighth St., 208-39210 7940. As First Thursday wanderers stroll by, they are enticed by live music playing outside. And as they walk in, they discover specials for First Thursday, including a gift with purchase. The Re Boutique is a shop with a greater purpose: Selling local artisan works, recycled clothing and re-purposed furniture plus locally made items and artisan works. A whole new group of artists is featured for September, including Tony Rios, Nathan Mueller and Jeremy Webster. SALON 162—404 S. Eighth St., 208-386-9908. 11 Salon 162 features the artistic samplings of Boise-born, self-taught artist James Sharp. The artist explores the difference between vibrant color and the conﬂicting nature of black and white across digital, mixed and hand-carved media.
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ART IN THE PARK IS A GREEN EVENT! Boise Public Works, Allied Waste and Boise Art Museum have teamed up to help with recycling efforts. Please use the recycling bins located throughout the park and marked for your convenience. HANDICAPPED SERVICES Limited handicapped parking is available in the marked lots near the Rose Garden. Please use the Capitol Boulevard entrance. Restrooms for handicapped persons are located midway in Julia Davis Park, and in the portable restrooms by the Bandshell and the Zoo Boise parking lot.
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THE JAMES STOEHR AWARD BEST OF SHOW AWARD The James Stoehr Award â€“ This year Art in the Park is again presenting a Best of Show award to one of our many talented artists. The winner of this award, named in memory of longtime participating ceramic artist James Stoehr, will UHFHLYHDFKHFNIRUDQGD%HVWRI6KRZFHUWLÂżFDWHWR display throughout the weekend. In addition, we will have a 2nd Place Best of Show and a Best Booth Display award. These awards are sponsored by Mobile Cash Services, Inc. and Boise Art Museum.
Artists are listed alphabetically by general categories and the numbers listed correspond to booth numbers on the map. Due to late cancellations, changes in artists and their booth numbers may occur. * Top 25 Invited Artists ** New CERAMICS Alan Higinbotham Pottery, 197 Barbara Hertel, 129 Brad Henry Pottery, 14 ** Charles Piatt-Illuminated , 234 Cicada , 175 Clay in Motion, 225/226 * Cynthia Jenkins Pottery, 257 Harpfarm Pottery Works, 94 ** Hidden Cove Pottery & Tile, 253 Ishler Art Pottery, 233 Karen Donleavy Designs, 221 Masak Pottery, 6 Mountain Arts Pottery, 246 Mud Dauber Pottery, 231 Natural Accents, 104 Pegasus Porcelain, 100 ** Rasmussen Pottery, 74 Red Shed Pottery, 265 Shapiro Porcelain, 255 Stafford , 142 Stoneware Creations, 215 T. Rae & Co., 8 Tracie Manso, 269 Unique Ceramic Ware by Marissa Motto, 63 ** ZuCru Creations, LLC, 154 CULINARY ARTS Kaliâ€™s Table, 270 Maurerâ€™s Foods, 165 Papa Rayâ€™s Marketplace, 180/181 DRAWING Art On The Wildside, 187 Earth Art International, 158 Jennifer Worsley Studio, 123 Tedâ€™s Art, 62 Tightline Studio, 20** Varney Bay Studio, 268 FIBER: NON-WEARABLE C. Vaughan Kitchen Things, 146 Church Mouse Creations, 220 D and Me, 47 Dreamweavers Hammock Co., 166 Essentials, 111 jeri-ohâ€™s, 66 * Minter Creek Basketry, 95 FIBER: WEARABLE B & D Moenig Designs, 16 Berry Patch USA, 211 Brie Kriebel Clothing, 50 * Chrysalis, 101 Daisy Rock, 172 Fleece Farm Kotton Kids, 200 Gypsy Camp Creations, 203
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Gypsy Wings Handwoven Textiles, 118 Inky Binky Bonky, 244 ** Itâ€™s So Easel, 160 Joyce Family Enterprises, 72 * Kali Basi Designs, 271 MA Graphics, Inc., 243 Me & Momâ€™s Hats, 131 Polar Babies, 82 * GLASS Adamson Fused Glass, 177 Andrew Holmberg Glass, 122 Art on the Edge, 214 Charlotte Dube, 114 Glass Gardens, 251 Glassworks Northwest, 140 ** Glassworx NW, 92/93 Nachtrab Glass Studio, 258 Olvera Design Functional Design, 85 Raven Glassworks, 57 Sherryâ€™s Stained Glass Studio, 236 Spring Designs, 173 Studio Rynkiewicz, 116 Summers Glass, 155 Totally Blown Glassworks, 169 JEWELRY Accent Artistry, 22 Amazonia Designs, 186 ** Aphroditeâ€™s Treasures, 98 ** Artistic Gifts, 178 ** Artworks by Cathy J., 201 Barbara Winkler Jewelry, 73 Beaded Jewelry by Marlene Van Beek, 37 * Beth Richman Designs, 156 Chrysalis, 101 ** Chumil, 110 Cinderella Lucinda, 27 CKB Creations, 223 * Clay Art Studio, 170 ** Colorburst Studios, 192 Dancing Circles, 145 Deana Albers Jewelry, 35 Design Spirit Studio, 29 Ella, 40 Exclusive Designs By Kathy, 4 ** Fine Handcrafted, 115 GlassTrends, 151 Hoyt Jewelry, 205 Island Inspired, 71 Jennifer Evelyn Artisan Jewelry, 210 Joseph Brinton Designs, 198/199 * Kay Seurat, 222 Laughing Girl Arts, 127 Laughing Raven Design, 12 ** LB Originals, 9 Lisaâ€™s Creations, 103 Margaret Regan, 48 Mercurial Arts, 219 Miss Courageous, 134 Mountain Springs Designs, 247 Nexappeal, 88 Noble Jewelry, 64 Northwest Jewelry & Ornaments, 207 Nubian Sun Jewelry, 264 Panepento Jewelry Designs, 194
Passiko Jewelry Inc., 149 Q Miller Handmade Jewelry, Inc, 164 Sassi LaMuth Jewelry, 249 Saucy Jewelry, 232 * Silver Spoon, 184 ** Simplistic Designs, 190 * Sterling Juleâ€™s, 25 Strung-Way Beyond Pearls, 31 The Mermaidâ€™s Tears, 256 Tina Barry Designs, 17 Treasure Valley Gem Art, 136
Nivek, 260 Olympiaâ€™s Home DĂŠcors, 147 Paula Taylorâ€™s Primitive Yard Art, 266 Red Grass Designs, 171 ** Rustic Metal Art, 216 Shipwreck Art Studio, 259 Spoonman Creations, 224 * Western Originals, 168 Wildlife Images, 55 :LQÂżHOG'HVLJQV43
LEATHER Ace Leather Goods, Inc., 44/45 * Blue Moon Originals, 245 Cool Shoes & Moccasin Company, 105 Eugene Leather Works, 159 Head Nâ€™ Home Hats, 33 Leather Braiding by John, 30 Michael Green Leatherworkss, 3 Stuart Hurd, 152/152 ** The Leatherworks, 157
MIXED MEDIA 2-D Alan McNiel, 272 Hitomiâ€™s Washi Crafts, 78 Lisa Telling Kattenbraker Art, 248 Meddaugh Alchemy, 24 Nha Vuu Studio & Design, 238 Red Horse Signs, 75 * Sedlak-Ford, 252 The Kessinger Collection, 108/109 Toni Spencer Batiks, 144 ZuCru Creations, LLC, 154 **
METALSMITH 1894 Tin Works, 217 Colton Forge, 196 Courtyard Art, 41/42 Coyote Metalworks, 141
MIXED MEDIA 3-D Art For The Face Eyewear, 26 Back Door Gifts, 67 * Baskets from Oz, 191 Black Canyon Restorations, 76/77 **
Brielle Designs, 130 Bubble-Up Girlz, Inc., 126 Buffalo Trail Artworks, 137 Country Wreath, 138 ** Crow River Studio, 202 Gourds by Design, 267 Naomi Wilson, 113 One White Brow Studio, 162 Sage Designs, 124 Sky Chairs, 23 Subterranean Clockworks, 182 Table Tops Unlimited, 18 The Gourd Fairy, 235 Twin Cottage Industries, 117 Valley View Lavender Farm, 262 Winds of Montana, 56 * Zetamari Mosaics, 28 MUSIC Brian Crain Composer, 161 PAINTING Andy Sewell Watercolors, 91 Aylesworth Art, 59 Betty & Terry Jones, 89 ** Clearwater Gallery, 32 * Dave Bartholet Wildlife Art, 61 DeGraaf Fine Art, 188 ** Don Zylius Watercolors, 70
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New York artist Devorah Sperber reproduces famous paintings using spools of thread, each representing a pixel in the image. The large constructions are hung upside down, as abstract grids of color and texture. However, when viewed through a special acrylic sphere, each image is immediately recognizable as the master artwork with which Sperber began her process. 'HYRUDK6SHUEHUÂśVDUWZRUNVZHUHUHFHQWO\SUHVHQWHGDW the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and the Brooklyn Museum of Art and are featured in articles in the New Yorker, the New York Times and Sculpture Magazine.
California artist Ann Weber transforms the ordinary medium of cardboard into impressive large-scale sculptures reminiscent of pods, gourds and organic VSLUHV7KHVH WRZHULQJ VKDSHV VRPH DV ODUJH DV feet tall, create an oversized wonderland of contoured forms. The artist began her career as a ceramic artist, DQG VWDUWHG ZRUNLQJ ZLWK FDUGERDUG LQ :HEHU received her BA from Purdue University and her MFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts, where she studied with renowned ceramic sculptor Viola Frey.
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Patchwork: Historic Quilts celebrates a selection of PDJQLÂżFHQW $PHULFDQ TXLOWV FROOHFWHG RYHU WKH SDVW ÂżIW\\HDUVE\WKH,GDKR+LVWRULFDO0XVHXP7KHTXLOWV UDQJHLQDJHIURPWKHHDUO\VWRWKHPLGWZHQWLHWK century and include a variety of distinctive patterns. )LQHH[DPSOHVRI/RJ&DELQ,ULVK&KDLQ$OEXPDQG Crazy Quilts are among the quilt patterns highlighted. While most quilts in the exhibition were used for domestic purposes, there are also Presentation and Political quilts as well as charming doll quilt designs. Organized by the Boise Art Museum
Sponsored by Sponsored by Boise Basin Quilters Guild, The Cotton Club, Idaho PieceMakerS, and Kay Hardy and Gregory Kaslo. ART TALK Â‡ December 3, 2009, 5:30 PM at BAM Sharon Tandy, textile conservator, speaks about the historic local and regional quilts on display. WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM
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Renowned New York collector Werner Kramarsky has DVVHPEOHG RQH RI WKH ODUJHVW DQG ÂżQHVW FROOHFWLRQV of contemporary works on paper, totaling more than DEVWUDFWGUDZLQJV)URPKLVFHOHEUDWHGFROOHFWLRQ 0U .UDPDUVN\ KDV VHOHFWHG ZRUNV E\ VXFK important artists as Sol Lewitt and Mel Bochner to donate to the Boise Art Museum. As a generous supporter of art and artists, Mr. Kramarsky states, â€œYou have a responsibility to challenge, to move the world along, to add insight to what beauty can be.â€? Collector, curator and educator, Werner Kramarsky served for eight years as chairman of the board of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA, is a life trustee of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and has been a trustee of the Hammer Museum at UCLA. This speFLDOH[KLELWLRQVKRZFDVHV0U.UDPDUVN\ÂśVUHFHQWJLIW
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Collection of Boise Art Museum, THE DOROTHY AND HERBERT VOGEL COLLECTION: FIFTY WORKS FOR FIFTY STATES, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the National Gallery of Art, with generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Photo credit: Lyle Peterzell
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1STTHURSDAYLISTINGS SNAKE RIVER WINERY—786 W. Broad St., 208-345-9463. Harvest tasting time is here. Stop by the BODO Tasting Room and enjoy the wine-making process from start to ﬁnish. Try the grapes just off the vines, taste the freshly pressed juice and sample the bottled wine. Wine maker Scott is on hand to answer your questions. TULLY’S COFFEE—794 W. Broad St., 208-336-9577. Tully’s hosts the launch of Phil Eastman’s new book, The Character of Leadership: An Ancient Model for a Quantum Age from 5:30-8 p.m. Meet the author and get your book signed while you enjoy light refreshments, jazz music and a $2-off coupon for the book when any drink is purchased. WHITE HOUSE BLACK MARKET—836 W. Broad St., 208-344-0221. The formula for savings includes taking 5 percent off an entire purchase, an additional $25 off a purchase of $125 or more, and $50 off $200 or more.
central downtown AMERICAN CLOTHING GALLERY—100 N. Eighth St., 208-433-0872. The store is preparing for the change of season with fabulous fall fashions. Savvy shoppers know a bargain when they see one. Take 50-80 percent off all spring and summer merchandise (all sales are ﬁnal on sale merchandise). BAD IRISH—199 N. Eighth St., 208-338-8939. Bad Irish offers buy-one, get-one on all beverages from 2-11 p.m. to anyone presenting the First Thursday brochure. Throw a few back while you listen to live music without a cover to get through the door.
BERRYHILL AND CO. RESTAURANT AND BAR—121 N. Ninth St., 208-387-3553. Spend the evening on the patio in comfortable outdoor lounge seating and enjoy happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Wine tasting runs from 6:30-8 p.m. and jazz musicians Ken Harris and Rico Weisman perform until 11 p.m.
Reed and Shay Plummer, drawing; April Hoff, photography; Krista Muir, sculpture; and Jason Willford, video. See Picks, Page 15 for more. LISK GALLERY—850 14 Main St., 208-342-3773. Lisk Gallery features new work by Carl Rowe, Jerri Lisk and Mark Lisk. Attend the opening reception for Rowe, one of the Northwest’s ﬁnest oil painters, and check out large prints, cards and signed works by photographer Mark Lisk, as well as brightly colored paintings on aluminum by artist Jerri Lisk. Also on display is Scott Brown’s latest series, “Rocks: Full Circle,” an exploration of ceramic rocks. All the art might make viewers want to sample chocolates from Dream Chocolate complemented by wine tasting by Sawtooth Winery.
THE CHOCOLAT BAR—805 W. Bannock St., 208-338-7771. First Thursday isn’t the same without samples from The Chocolat Bar paired with select wines from the Boise Co-op Wine Shop. All the sweets are made with local, high-quality organic ingredients. The chocolatier offers samples and good company to prove their slogan: “Where Taste is the Difference.” DL EVANS DOWNTOWN 12 BOISE BRANCH—213 N. Ninth St., 208-331-1339. This local bank prefers to keep it local. To prove it, they will exhibit a showcase of local businesses and artists for First Thursday strollers to enjoy along with cold beverages, appetizers and prizes from 5-8 p.m. The featured artist is Pat Tilby, who created the Idaho Trafﬁc Mural at Ninth and Idaho streets. On First Thursday, the walls of the bank are adorned with a preview of art work that has appeared on the cover of Boise Weekly. Local businesses featured include Park’s Royal Body Works, organic produce from Direct Fresh and Think Boise First touting the beneﬁts of buying local.
GALLERY ALEXA ROSE— 280 N. Eighth St., Ste. 118 in the courtyard of the Idaho Building. The creative collection of artists called Apples and Oranges unveils its fourth group show for fall. Artists include April Vandegrift, Alexa Howell and Daniel Curry, painting; Lisa Arnold, installation; Jenny Rice, collage/mixed-media; Loren
LUX FASHION LOUNGE—785 W. Idaho St., 208-344-4589. The message is simple: Look at art, eat snacks, buy clothes. MACY’S DOWNTOWN—918 W. Idaho St., 208-388-7000. Macy’s huge Labor Day Sale means shoppers can save an extra 30-40 percent off all fashion and home clearance items. Also, save 20-50 percent storewide on select new fall merchandise. Take advantage of Macy’s denim event and receive a $10 saving card with any denim purchase. See store for details. MAI THAI—750 W. Idaho St., 208-344-8424. The First Thursday special at Mai Thai is: Buy two entrees and get a free dessert (valued up to $7.95). OLD CHICAGO—730 W. Idaho St., 208-363-0037. Bring the whole family and don’t worry about cleaning your plate because children eat for free. Sing loud during karaoke from 10 p.m.-close in the bar.
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1STTHURSDAYLISTINGS PALMER CASH—807 W. Idaho St., 208-344-0028. Just for First Thursday, shoppers who purchase $40 or more of merchandise walk out of the store with a free pair of sunglasses. SHOE FETISH—310 N. Ninth St., 208-336-0393. Try on beautiful, unique and affordable shoes for women and lots of new styles for fall. Shoe Fetish is open late on First Thursday. Check out the selection at shoefetishboise. com.
THOMAS HAMMER COFFEE COMPANY—298 N. Eighth St., 208-433-8004. The coffee company features an exhibit of photographs by Ann.
Halloween-themed group show featuring the work of Bill Carman, a Boise State art professor exhibiting a wide assortment of fun, zany and intriguing mixedmedia works. Alma Gomez, a Boise State art instructor, is displaying thought-provoking mixed-media works with varied subject matter. Mike Flinn, a well known Boise Weekly cartoonist, shows a retrospective of past to present mixed-media paintings. Keith Farnsworth, a Jerome High School art teacher, is showing illustrations that depict familiar items in a not-so-familiar way. Jim Budde, a Boise State art instructor, is displaying a fresh new series of mysterious and interesting 3D sculptures. Pat Kilby is exhibiting a variety of imaginative mixed-media pieces that will grace the walls of the gallery’s shop area.
A NOVEL ADVENBROWN’S GAL16 TURE—906 W. Main St., 208-344-8088. For September’s 19 LERY—1022 Main St., 208-342-6661. The featured First Thursday, swing by the bookshop and take a look at art by Cole Marr Photo Gallery. Festivities from 6-9 p.m. include live music by Shakin’ Not Stirred and local author Aaron Patterson signing copies of his latest novel, Sweet Dreams.
ART SOURCE GALLERY—1015 W. Main St., 208-331-3374. “From the Living Stone,” features new works of ﬁgures in stone and wood by sculptor Kathy Vinson. Join Vinson at her opening reception from 5-9 p.m. with music by Nancy Kelly, wine tasting by Indian Creek Winery, beer from Brewtopia and nibbles. See Downtown News, Page 22.
BASEMENT GALLERY—928 Main St., 208-333-0309. The “Annual Halloween Exhibition” is a
exhibit is “Changing Seasons” by Mark Manwaring. Working primarily with a pallet knife, the artist creates impressionistic views of Boise and the surrounding area. During the opening reception from 5-9 p.m., enjoy wine tasting by Sawtooth Winery along with featured music by Dr. Joe Baldassarre. FOOT DYNAMICS—1021 W. Main St., 208-386-3338. Stop by for a free foot evaluation by certiﬁed pedorthist Jeffery Jacobs. GALLERY 601—211 N. 20 10th St., 208-336-5899. The “Birds of a Feather” show features the original watercolors and Audubon-style creations of local artist Bill Gehring. For more information, visit gallery601. com.
MODERN HOTEL AND BAR—1314 W. Grove St., 208424-8244. Musicians Ned Evett and Bill Coffey perform from 7-10 p.m. NEUROLUX LOUNGE—111 N. 11th St., 208-343-0886. Hear live music from Busdriver, Abstract Rude and Open Mike Eagle from 8-11 p.m. Admission is $10 in advance or $12 at the door. OWYHEE PLAZA HOTEL—1109 Main St., 208-343-4611. Find First Thursday jazz in the Gamekeeper Lounge by the Ben Burdick Trio with Amy Weber performing from 6-9 p.m. RECORD EXCHANGE—1105 W. Idaho St., 208-344-8010. All day long on First Thursday, The Record Exchange offers $2 off any used CD or DVD $5.99 or more. Browse an extensive collection full of rare music after dropping $2 in the coffee shop in exchange for a 12-ounce espresso drink, plus, receive $2 off any sale gift item more than $5.99. Like what you hear over the speakers? The music playing in-store on First Thursday is all new releases by local artists. SWEETWATER’S TROPIC ZONE—205 N. 10th St., 208433-9194. Wrap your hands around a Bucket O’ Beer (ﬁve 12 oz. beers served in a bucket of ice) for $15, and a Bucket O’ Bubble (two champagne splits in a bucket of ice). Food comes in buckets, too. Get a Bucket O’ Wings (three kinds: Jamaican Jerk, Island Style and the super hot Bronco Wings of Death) served in festive buckets. As always, the main menu is featured at sweetwaterstropiczone. com.
DOWNTOWNNEWS BY TARA MORGAN
HAMMER AND PAINTBRUSH If anyone needs more proof of why we won the Cold War, look no further than the City of Boise’s upcoming Employee Art Show. The Russians would never have organized an “uninhibited” art show to showcase the talents of their government employees—let alone let them “compete for cash prizes” simultaneously. The City of Boise knows its employees aren’t just cogs in a bureaucratic machine, rather they’re unique, cultured individuals ready to whip out their paintbrushes and challenge each other to a civilized art off. Sponsored by the National Arts Program Foundation, with support from the City of Boise Department of Arts and History, the exhibit will open at the Idaho State Historical Museum this First Thursday from 5-9 p.m. and run through Sept. 13. Entries will be judged in four categories: amateur, intermediate, professional and youth. Winners will walk away with a pocketful of cash and, hopefully, a sense of welling, commie-buttkicking patriotism. 5-9 p.m., FREE, Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 N. Julia Davis Dr., 208-334-2120.
CONTROL YOURSELVES The Downtown Boise Association has cut off a fat slice of urban pie with its newest public art project. After receiving a grant from the Mayor’s Neighborhood Reinvestment Program, the DBA put out a call to artists to design ﬁve different murals to adorn cabinet controller boxes downtown. Now, instead of grafﬁti, band stickers or Sharpied USPS stickers, a select few streetlight control boxes will be tricked out with work by local artists. This First Thursday, the public is invited to loiter at the intersection of Capitol and Main with Karen Woods and Bob Neal, at the corner of Eighth and Idaho with Tarmo Watia, at the corner of Ninth and Idaho with Pat Kilby, or at the intersection of Ninth and Main with Amy Lunstrum. Each artist will be chilling out next to his or her creation from 5:30-7 p.m. The DBA, in association with Ada County Highway District and the City of Boise’s Department of Art and History, started this pilot project in order to “decrease grafﬁti and increase the unique character of downtown.” If things go according to plan, prepare for trafﬁc and pedestrian delays as people stop to gawk. For more information, visit downtownboise.org.
ROMANCING THE LIVING STONE Stone and wood sculptor Kathy Vinson is set to unveil her new body of work, “From the Living Stone,” on First Thursday at Art Source Gallery. Part peach saltwater taffy and part Matthew Barney prop, Vinson’s new alabaster piece, Softly Burning, is wholly mesmerizing. Inspired “by life in all its diversity,” Vinson’s work is both compositionally and thematically inspired by the natural environment and an enduring love of mythology. In her artist’s statement, Vinson describes her passion for sculpting: “I fall in love with each work. Nothing is more satisfying than to look at a piece of stone or a slab of wood and see what it should become,” she writes. “Then take that stone or wood and chip or peel away whatever, in my mind’s eye, doesn’t belong.” The opening reception for Vinson’s show will feature live jazz-infused indie folk music by Nancy Kelly, as well as wine from Indian Creek Winery and cold hoppy suds from Brewtopia Beer Market. Thursday, Sept. 3, 5-9 p.m., FREE, Art Source Gallery, 1015 Main St., artsourcegallery.com.
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MATT AND KIM
MATT AND KIM, SEPT. 6, NEUROLUX Matt and Kim bring the dance party. Playing infectious, punk-tinged synth-and-drums pop, the couple writes anthemic love letters to their home, Brooklyn, N.Y. Though the duo, comprised of Matt Johnson (vocals and keys) and Kim Schiﬁno (vocals and drums), initially cut their musical teeth playing warehouse shows and sweaty house parties around Williamsburg, Brooklyn, they’re now starting to see some much deserved mainstream attention. In the tune “Daylight” off of Matt and Kim’s second album Grand—which they recently performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live and licensed to play in a Bacardi commercial— Johnson chants: “open hydrant, rolled down windows / this car might make a good old boat / and ﬂoat down Grand Street in daylight.” Candy pop synth melodies hopscotch around steadily thrashing drums and catchy vocal harmonies, evoking images of kids running through gushing ﬁre hydrants on a sticky summer afternoon in New York. Praised for their ass-shaking live shows, Matt and Kim are known to get the crowd amped before their set by cranking up a little Top-40 hip-hop. With grinning smiles and an earnest stage presence, watching these guys perform is as refreshing as stepping off the sweltering subway platform into the cool interior of the air conditioned L-train. —Tara Morgan With Amanda Blank, $10 Record Exchange, $12 door, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., 208-343-0886, neurolux.com.
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MUSICGUIDE wednesday 2
2009 OUTLAW FIELD KEVIN KIRK—7 p.m., SUMMER CONCERT with Jon Hyneman, Phil SERIES—7 p.m., Garonzik, 7:30 p.m., BonTaj Roulet: Bonnie FREE, Chandlers Raitt and her band and Taj Mahal and The LOW VS. DIAMOND, JAMES ORR—8 p.m., Phantom Blues Band; $8 adv., $10 door, $50-$75, Idaho BotaniNeurolux cal Garden NATHAN J MOODY ACOUSTIC SHOWAND THE QUARTERCASE—9 p.m., hosted TONS—9 p.m., FREE, by Brock Ross and Liquid Kelly Lynae, FREE, Terrapin Station OPEN MIC—8 p.m., hosted by Pocono Bill, ADAM HILL—7 p.m., FREE, The Plank FREE, Crusty’s
BEN BURDICK TRIO, AMY WEBER—6-9 p.m., FREE, The Gamekeeper Lounge
B-3 SIDE—8 p.m., FREE, Sockeye
BUSDRIVER, ABSTARCT RUDE, OPEN MIC EAGLE—8 p.m., $10 adv., $12 door, Neurolux
BLAZE AND KELLY—9 p.m., FREE, Piper Pub
CHAD COOKE—6 p.m., FREE, Dawson’s Downtown
BUCK SHOT BAND—9 p.m., $3, Shorty’s
ELKHORN CONCERT SERIES—6 p.m., Big Head Todd and the Monsters, $37.50 adv.; $47 door, Elkhorn Village Center, 95 Badeyanda Dr., Ketchum THE FRIM FRAM 4—8:45 p.m., FREE, Pengilly’s GAYLE CHAPMAN—7 p.m., FREE, Willowcreek Grill-Eagle
ALIVE AFTER FIVE—58 p.m., Mel Wade, Trampled By Turtles, FREE, The Grove Plaza
POLYPHONIC POMEGRANATE—9 p.m., FREE, Tom Grainey’s
AUDRA CONNOLLY—6:30 p.m., FREE, Bardenay-Eagle
ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m., FREE, Humpin’ Hannah’s
COSMIC FAMILY BAND—9 p.m., FREE, The Bouquet
RUSS PFEIFFER—6:30 p.m., FREE, Berryhill
JAZZ NIGHT—7 p.m., FREE, Rembrandt’s
DAN COSTELLO—8 p.m., FREE, Piper Pub
THE SOUL HONEY—8 p.m., FREE, Bad Irish
JOEY FARR AND THE FUGGINS WHEAT BAND—9 p.m., Terrapin Station
SOUL SERENE—7:30 p.m., FREE, Old Chicago-Downtown
JOHNNY SHOES—6-9 p.m., FREE, Tablerock
DE LA SOUL—8 p.m., $22 adv., $24 door, Knitting Factory
ELIZABETH BLIN—6:30- THE TIX—9 p.m., FREE, The Buffalo Club 8:30 p.m., FREE, Dream Cafe TOO MUCH DISTORTION SKATE NIGHT—8 JIM FISHWILD—6-9 p.m., Rowan, Sleeping p.m., FREE, Highlands In Gethsemane, JuHollow ment, Oilslave, $3, Gusto Bar Please send your live music listings to email@example.com 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.
GREAT GARDEN ESCAPE—6-9 p.m., McCleary Band, $10 nonmembers; $8 IBG members; $6 children (6-12), Idaho Botanical Garden HIGH DESERT BAND—6:30 p.m., FREE, Whitewater Pizza JAR, THE LIGHTNING CLOUDS, THE RISING RESISTANCE—9 p.m., FREE, Liquid
JUSTIN GAUSE—6-8 p.m., FREE, Tully’s Coffee KELLY LYNAE, DAN COSTELLO—6-8:30 p.m., FREE, Woodriver Cellars KEN HARRIS, RICO WEISMAN—6:30-11 p.m., FREE, Berryhill KEVIN KIRK—7-8 p.m., FREE, Chandlers NED EVETT, BILL COFFEY—7-10 p.m., FREE, Modern Hotel OPEN MIC NIGHT—7-10 p.m., FREE, O’Michael’s Pub POCONO BILL—6 p.m., FREE, Donnie Mac’s THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m., FREE, The Buffalo Club
DAVID MARR—7 p.m., FREE, Cole/Marr Gallery, 404 S. Eighth St.
JON HYNEMAN, MIKE SEIFRIT—8:15 p.m., FREE, Chandlers KEVIN KIRK—78 p.m., FREE, Chandlers MARILYN MANSON, SEPTEMBER MOURNING—8 p.m., SOLD OUT, Knitting Factory
DJ REVOLVE—11 MICAH TURNER p.m., $3, BAND—8 p.m., Neurolux FREE, Library Coffeehouse FIVE SMOOTH STONES—9 NAOMI AND THE p.m., FREE, Mon- COURTEOUS key Bizness RUDEBOYS—7 p.m., FREE, GAYLE CHAPCrusty’s MAN, SANDY SANFORD—6-9 RICHARD p.m., FREE, SOLIZ—7:30 Kodiak Grill p.m., FREE, Music of the Vine JAMES COBERLY SMITH—10 ROCCI JOHNSON p.m., FREE, BAND—9:30 Bittercreek p.m., $5 after 10 p.m., JOEY FARR AND Hannah’s THE FUGGINS WHEAT BAND, SIR REALIST— 3 SIDES OF midnight, FREE, THE CUBE, OIL Liquid SLAVE—9 p.m., TERRY $5, Terrapin JONES, BILL JOHN LILES—6:30-11 CAZAN—5-9 p.m., FREE, p.m., FREE, Berryhill Lock, Stock & VOICE OF REABarrel SON—9 p.m., JOHN JONES, $1, Liquid
STEVE EATON, PHIL GARONZIK—8:15-11:15 p.m., FREE, Chandlers THE UNDERGROUNDERS—7 p.m., DJ Green Halo Ninja, FREE, Flying M Coffeegarage ROCCI JOHNSON BAND
MUSICGUIDE saturday 5 B-3 SIDE—7:30 p.m., FREE, Music of the Vine BLACK TOOTH GRIN CD RELEASE—7:30 p.m., Frantik, XEX, OCD, $6, Knitting Factory BLUE MASK—9 p.m., FREE, The Plank BODO BROTHERS—6-9 p.m., FREE, Kodiak Grill BUCK SHOT BAND—9 p.m., $3, Shorty’s Saloon CHAD COOKE—11:30 a.m., FREE, Moon’s CRAVING DAWN, M4 OUTFIT—9 p.m., $3, Terrapin Station
DJ MATT ALLEN—11 POCONO BILL—8 p.m., FREE, Groove p.m., $3, Neurolux Coffee FIVE SMOOTH STONES—9 p.m., ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m., FREE, Monkey $5 after 10 p.m., Bizness Humpin’ Hannah’s KEN HARRIS, THE SALOONATRICO WEISICS—9 p.m., $5, MAN—6:30-11 The Buffalo Club p.m., FREE, Berryhill SIR REALIST—midnight, FREE, Liquid KEVIN KIRK—7 p.m., with Sally SOUL HONEY—9 Tibbs, 8:15 p.m. p.m., FREE, Piper FREE, Chandlers Pub LOONER—8 p.m., SOUL SERENE, $3, Neurolux MOTORFLOWER, 57 HEAVY—9 p.m., LOW-FI—9 p.m., $1, $5, The Grizzly Liquid Rose NAOMI AND THE YOUTH PIANIST COURTEOUS SHOWCASE— RUDEBOYS—8:30 Noon-3 p.m., Ming p.m., FREE, Reef Zha, FREE, Berryhill
CORKSCREWS—729 N. Main St., Meridian, 888-4049
BAD IRISH—199 N. 8th St., 338-8939
CRUSTY’S—214 Lenora St., McCall, 208-634-5005
BARDENAY-EAGLE—155 E. Riverside Dr., Eagle, 938-5093
DAWSON’S DOWNTOWN—219 N. 8th St., 336-5633
BERRYHILL AND COMPANY—MSa: 7-11 p.m., 121 N. 9th St., 387-3553
DONNIE MAC’S—1515 W. Grove St., 338-7813
BITTERCREEK ALE HOUSE—246 N. 8th St., 345-1813 BOUQUET—1010 W. Main St. 345-6605
DREAM CAFE—3110 S. Bown Way, 338-6632 EMERALD CLUB—415 S. 9th St., 342-5446
BEN BURDICK, BILL LILES— Noon-3 p.m., FREE, Grape Escape
and Ned Evett, FREE, Redﬁsh Lake Lodge
DAN COSTELLO—11 a.m., FREE, Red Feather GAYLE CHAPMAN, SANDY SANFORD—6-9 p.m., FREE, Kodiak Grill
NOCTURNUM WITH DJ BONES—9 p.m., FREE, Terrapin Station POCONO BILL—6-9 p.m., FREE, Sun Ray Cafe
monday 7 1332 RECORDS’ PUNK OPEN MIC NIGHT—7-9 MONDAY—9 p.m., p.m., FREE, Library NFFU, Mouth Sewn Coffeehouse Shut, Locke ‘N’ Load, STIFF VALENTINE, $2, Liquid SMP—9 p.m., $5, BOISE BLUES SOCIETY Hijinx Comedy Club JAM SESSION—8 p.m., THOMAS PAUL—9 p.m., FREE, Sunshine Room FREE, Red Feather at the Rodeway Inn Lounge KATHY O’S SWEET TOO MUCH DISAND SALTY MIX—10 TORTION SKATE p.m.-2 a.m., FREE, NIGHT—8 p.m., $5, Neurolux OvO, Subarachnoid MONDAY MADNESS Space, Pussygutt, NolKARAOKE—9 p.m., lifur, Gusto Bar FREE, The Buffalo Club
SOLIZ PETERSON—11 a.m.-2 JIM LEWIS—11 p.m., FREE, Dream a.m.-1 p.m., FREE, Cafe Focaccia’s STEVE MATT AND KIM, EATON—1-4:30 AMANDA p.m., 30th anniverBLANK—8 p.m., sary celebration, $10 adv., $12 $15 per person; door, Neurolux, youth 14 and (see Listen Here, younger FREE, Ste. Page 24) Chapelle Winery
GIZZARD STONE—9 p.m., FREE, Liquid
MUSIC FROM STANLEY—4-8 p.m., Bill Coffey
OPEN MIC WITH CHAD SUMMERVILL—8 p.m., Bad Irish
THE YURT BROTHERS—7 p.m., FREE, Crusty’s 416 S. 9th St., 367-1212
ACOUSTIC SHOWCASE—9 p.m., FREE, Terrapin Station ALIVE AFTER FIVE—5-8 p.m., Jerry Fee, Tyrone Wells, FREE, The Grove Plaza AUDRA CONNOLLY—7 p.m., FREE, Crusty’s FIVE SMOOTH STONES, OCD—9 p.m., FREE, Monkey Bizness NATHAN J MOODY AND THE QUARTERTONS—9 p.m., FREE, Liquid POLYPHONIC POMEGRANATE—9 p.m., FREE, Tom Grainey’s REBECCA SCOTT—8 p.m., FREE, Piper Pub SMILE BRIGAGE, THE VERY MOST, A SEASONAL DISGUISE—8 p.m., $5, Visual Arts Collective
tuesday 8 TERRY JENKINS, RICO WEISMAN—8 p.m., FREE, Sockeye
THE SOUL HONEY—8 p.m., FREE, Bad Irish
WENDY DARLING—9 p.m., $5, Reef
STARF**KER, WE ALL HAVE HOOKS FOR HANDS—8 p.m., $8 adv., $10 door, Neurolux
THE GRIZZLY ROSE—1124 W. Front St., 342-3375
KODIAK GRILL—12342 E. Hwy. 21, 338-8859
MUSIC OF THE VINE—2805 Blaine St., Caldwell, 454-1228
GROOVE COFFEE—1800 N. Locust Grove, Meridian, 890-6128
LIBRARY COFFEEHOUSE—141 E. Carlton Ave,. Meridian, 288-1898
NEUROLUX—F-Sa: DJs, $3, 11 p.m., 111 N. 11th, 343-0886
RED FEATHER LOUNGE—10 p.m., 246 N. 8th St., 429-6340 REDFISH LAKE LODGE—Hwy. 75, Stanley, 208-774-3536
St., 343-2887 TABLEROCK BREWPUB—705 Fulton St., 342-0944
REEF—105 S. 6th St., 287-9200
TERRAPIN STATION—1519 W. Main St., 342-1776
NEW FRONTIER—116 E. Broadway, Meridian, 888-9034
REMBRANDT’S—93 S. Eagle Rd., Eagle, 938-1564
TOM GRAINEY’S—109 S. 6th St., 345-2505
LIQUID—405 S. 8th St.
O’MICHAELS—2433 Bogus Basin Rd., 342-8948
RIVER ROCK ALEHOUSE—228 E. Plaza Road, 938-4788
TULLY’S—794 W. Broad, 3432953
LOCK, STOCK & BARREL—1100 W. Jefferson, 336-4266
OLD CHICAGO—730 W. Idaho, 363-0037
RODEWAY INN—1115 N. Curtis Rd., 376-2700
THE VENUE—521 Broad St., 919-0011
HIJINX COMEDY CLUB—800 W. Idaho St., 947-7100
LULU’S FINE PIZZA—2594 Bogus Basin Road, 387-4992
PAIR—601 Main St., 343-7034
HUMPIN’ HANNAH’S—W-Sa: Rocci Johnson Band, 621 Main St., 345-7557
LUSH—760 Main St., 342-5874
PENGILLY’S—513 W. Main St., 345-6344
SEASONS BISTRO—1117 E. Winding Creek Road, Eagle, 939-6680
VISUAL ARTS COLLECTIVE (VAC)—3638 Osage St., Garden City, 424-8297
MODERN HOTEL—1314 W. Grove St., 424-8244
PIPER PUB—150 N. 8th St., 343-2444
SHORTY’S SALOON—5467 Glenwood, 672-9090
WHITEWATER PIZZA—1510 N. Eagle Rd., Meridian, 888-6611
MONKEY BIZNESS—724 First St. S., Nampa
THE PLANK—650 S. Vista Ave., 336-1790
SOCKEYE—3019 Cole Rd., 658-1533
WILLI B’S— 225 N. 5th St., 331-5666
THE RECORD EXCHANGE (RX)—1105 W. Idaho St., 344-8010
STE. CHAPPELLE WINERY— 19348 Lowell Road, Caldwell, 453-7843
WILLOWCREEK GRILL—1065 E. Winding Creek Dr., Eagle
GUSTO BAR—509 W. Main St. HA’PENNY—855 Broad St., 343-5568 HIGHLANDS HOLLOW BREWHOUSE—2455 Harrison Hollow, 343-6820
THE LINEN BUILDING—1402 W. Grove St., 385-0111
BUFFALO CLUB—10206 Fairview Ave., 321-1811
FLYING M COFFEEGARAGE—1314 2nd St. S., Nampa, 467-5533
BUNGALOW—1520 N. 13th St., 331-9855
FOCACCIA’S—404 E. Parkcenter Blvd., 322-2838
BUZZ CAFE—2999 N Lakeharbor Ln., 344-4321
GAMEKEEPER—1109 Main St., 343-4611
CHANDLERS STEAKHOUSE—MSa: Kevin Kirk, 7 p.m.; acts at 8 p.m., 981 Grove St., 383-4300
GELATO CAFE— 2053 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian
IDAHO BOTANICAL GARDEN—2355 N. Penitentiary Rd., 343-8649
MOON’S KITCHEN CAFE—712 W. Idaho St., 385-0472
GRAPE ESCAPE—800 W. Idaho
KNITTING FACTORY (KFCH)—
MR. LUCKY’S—4902 W. Chinden
HYDE PARK PUB—1501 N. 13th St., 336-9260
SUN RAY CAFE—1602 N. 13th
WOODRIVER CELLARS—3705 Hwy. 16, Eagle, 286-WINE
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VISUALART B Y AMY ATKINS
You’s paintings are often ﬁgurative, with large faces as the focal points of his compositions. His palette is a combination of overbright and muted, and pushes the viewer’s eye across the canvas. In Eternity, for example, ﬂower-like patterns in neon pinks, purples, yellows and greens at the bottom mirror splotchy colored orange, magenta and turquoise fortune cookie shapes above. But between the ground and sky, ﬁve heads, dripping red from their t the age of 19, Boise State graphic design student and necks, are suspended from an unseen source by long braids. painter Jean You moved to the United States from his Corona was homesick and feeling out of place. Her mother had home country of China. Before high school, Boise State moved back to Mexico and her sisters were still in Idaho Falls, so photography student Allison Corona moved from her birthplace she began visiting Mexican tiendas. of Los Angeles to Idaho Falls. The stores and the people in them not only offered solace, but Though the helped her hang two 20-something on to something artists are ethnishe felt she was cally different, losing. they share an “I felt like I aspect of their was forgetting my lives, one they culture,” Corona will address in an said. upcoming, aptly In each of these named “Living stores, Corona Within Two Culalso found comtures” exhibit at fortable places the Student Union where she could Gallery. speak Spanish. In The genesis the center of each for the dual show of her black-andcame from a postwhite photocard announcing graphs is the store that Boise State proprietor or a students and store employee. faculty were welStoically, they come to apply for stand amid a Allison Corona, El Pueblo, Boise, Idaho Jean You, The Post Modern Life of Peter Chao the exhibit. plethora of “I thought, neatly arranged maybe I should do one of these,” You said. “I do have a body of items: pinatas, tiny white conﬁrmation dresses, rows and rows of work and living in two cultures ties to my situation.” cowboy boots and more. He and Corona work together at the university, and You knew With this exhibit, both You and Corona’s histories become part that Corona also had enough work to convey a message as well of a larger consciousness and their work may help to promote a as ﬁll an exhibition space. “Her work is amazing, and also ﬁt into better understanding of how they and people just like them live in this title,” You said. two different worlds. Both young artists have grown up in a kind of cultural limbo. Exhibit opens Thursday, Sept. 3, 5 p.m. and runs through Oct. That is apparent in their work, though it’s not overtly spelled out, 18. Both You and Corona are scheduled to speak. SUB Gallery, nor is it completely subverted under layers of paint or by avant 1910 University Dr., 208-426-5800, ﬁnearts.boisestate.edu. garde camera angles.
TWO WORLDS Jean You and Allison Corona exhibit
7 nights a week! featuring Boise’s finest jazz musicians including Shawn Schlogel, Brent Vaartstra, Steve Eaton, Phil Garonzik, Kevin Kirk, Jon Hyneman, Sally Tibbs, John Jones, & Mike Seifrit, just to name a few!
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images of their past and present
B Y AMY ATKINS
The image of the Barbie shape began to crystallize in McIntyre’s mind, an absurd shape that in no way conforms to a dancer’s ﬁgure. That absurdity was also reﬂected in the other two members of the trio, returning dancers Dylan G-Bowley and Annali Rose. G-Bowley—whose performances showed a new ast Friday night, Boise-based Trey McIntyre Project strength and sense of conﬁdence not as readily apparent last performed the second of a two-night run at the new outseason—had a red balloon attached to his head, and Rose perdoor Sun Valley Pavilion. It was the company’s ﬁrst time formed with one stuck to the palm of each hand. The costumes performing at the pavilion, and the ﬁrst dance program for the elicited bursts of self-conscious laughter from the audience. amphitheater. The combination of dance and al fresco environ“What I really loved about it was that people let out their ment was stunning and hopefully set the stage for more of the initial reaction. They woo-hooed and laughed and then it’s over same for both the pavilion and TMP. with 20 seconds into it,” McIntyre said. “They accept the premThe program opened with Ma Maison, followed by (serious), ise and go with it. There’s something liberating about it.” followed by the world premiere of Shape, and then closed with Finishing out the evening was The Sun Road, which includes the Western premiere of The Sun Road, a multimedia producsegments of live dance interspersed with ﬁlm clips. On screen, tion McIntyre created in Glacier National Park, Mont., for the the dichotomy of Chanel DaSilva, resplendent in a long, full Wolf Trap Foundation. red dress and G-Bowley, Jason Hartley, Brett Perry and John As Shape opened, several of the roughly 800 attendees at Michael Schert in formal tuxes with red cummerbunds dancing Friday night’s performance gasped when the lights came up on through snow, forested areas and pebbles at the bank of a river TMP newcomer Lauren Edson standing in a ﬂesh-tone T-shirt was not lost on viewers. The dancers both exempliﬁed and were stretched to capacity by two huge, overﬁlled red balloons stuffed dwarfed by the majesty of their surroundings. down the front. Company artistic director Trey McIntyre said “To me, it’s such a different way of thinking about movethe idea for the seven-minute dance found purchase in the lyrics ment, ﬁlm versus live,” McIntyre said. “It’s like it’s a different of a solemn Goldfrapp song, which opens the piece. form to me ... I could be much more improvisational with the “I had really fallen in love with the song ‘Clowns.’ The lyrics, dancers when creating the ﬁlm.” to me, are about someone talking someone else out of breast Read the full story online at boiseweekly.com. The Trey implants. I started thinking about that: ‘Only clowns / would McIntyre Project performs in Boise on Saturday, Oct. 17. play with those balloons. /... What do you want to look like Visit treymcintyre.com for more information. Barbie for?’”
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BY JEREMIAH ROBERT WIERENGA
ODD’S JOB O’Horten examines life after retirement
merican cinema seems to have an allergy toward inactivity. The bulk of our ﬁlms, even among the independent industry, are primarily concerned with an action-oriented plot, while depth of character is typically inversely related to the amount of gunplay or comedic tomfoolery on-screen. Conversely, European cinema—at least that which receives international release—frequently prizes personal motivations as the trigger-point to the story. Frequently, foreign screenplays merely observe daily actions and progress the story in an organic, natural manner. Norwegian ﬁlmmaker Bent Hamer takes this to extremes, his ’03 ﬁlm Kitchen Stories is actually the tale of a researcher sitting and watching a bachelor at home. Hamer’s latest, O’Horten, is similar, as the story of a man who has been a passenger on his own life’s journey. After nearly 40 years of service, locomotive engineer Odd Horten (Baard Owe) is about to retire. The evening before his ﬁnal railroad passage back to Oslo, he is feted by his co-workers and reluctantly agrees to join an after-hours party, from which he is promptly locked out. Horten spends the night in a neighboring apartment and misses his train the next morning. Now ofﬁcially discharged from the working world and lacking hobbies or recreational interests, he meanders through Oslo observing the strange activities of others and searching
for something to combat the loneliness of retirement ahead. Along the way, he visits his senile mother Vera (Kari Loland), who is a former ski-jumper, and takes up with an elderly diplomat (Espen Skjonberg) who
O’HORTEN (PG-13) Directed by Bent Hamer Starring Baard Owe, Kari Loland, Espen Skjonberg Opens Friday at The Flicks
inspires him to attempt the unexpected. O’Horten is a surprisingly delightful ﬁlm. A story of lonely, passive people struggling with age, inﬁrmity and boredom might sound like a subtitled snooze-fest, but director Hamer deftly infuses this work with wry humor and a subtle surrealism that arrests
the audience’s attention. Horten himself is an enigma, a poker-faced septuagenarian whose meticulous habits give his life order but not purpose. An established onlooker, he silently observes accidents, arrests and exhibitionist ardor with a passivity that masks his own timidity and cowardice. Horten is a reluctant protagonist, witnessing rather than initiating the ﬁlm’s activity, and yet he’s outright fascinating. In his ﬁrst leading role after working in the European ﬁlm industry for nearly 40 years, Owe is magniﬁcent, betraying Horten’s emotions in small gestures and sly smiles. The rest of the cast is something of a who’s who of Scandinavian theater—their appearances small but memorable, while ski-jumping superstar Anette Sagen cameos as Vera’s younger self. Hamer, who also provided the ﬁlm’s screenplay, and cinematographer John Christian Rosenlund create a spare and clean look for O’Horten, utilizing long tracking shots of snowbound railways, unpopulated curbsides and cafes that enhance the emptiness of Horten’s activities. An austere but never overbearing score by John Erik Kaada is used interjectorily, but only accentuates the silence of most scenes. It’s an uncluttered ﬁlm, each element seemingly placed with the same focused meticulousness as Horten’s daily routines. Although ﬁlmmaking is frequently called a craft, most directors rarely exhibit Hamer’s level of care and attention, and the precision of his work is a pleasure in itself. While O’Horten may not be a good choice for those with short attention spans, its observational emphasis and peerless artistry warrant a cease-ﬁre of spurious activity.
SCREENLISTINGS special screening FLICKER—Boise is one of 10 cities across the countr y opening the scar y movie Flicker about Pretty and her friends’ killer camping adventures in a creepy small town. The tag line is “Keep your friends close and your enemy’s shovel.” During the night, the groups runs into strange locals, corrupt police and a killer, and only one of the campers sur vives. The movie was written and directed by Aaron Hendren from the independent production company Egg Murders of Albuquerque, N.M. (NR) Saturday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m., $8 adults, $5 students with ID, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-3450454, www.egyptiantheatre.net.
opening IN THE LOOP—Director Armando Iannucci is at the helm of this political farce based on the BBC comedy series, The Thick of It. After a United States politician gives his 2 cents on the war in the Middle East during a live radio broadcast in Britain, the dysfunctional inner workings of government are put on the hot seat. It’s the suits and the bureaucrats against the decorated generals and the lackeys and no one is able to communicate their intentions. The cast includes Mimi
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Kennedy, Peter Capaldi, James Gandolﬁni and Tom Hollander. (NR) Flicks O’HORTEN—See Screen, this page. (PG-13) Flicks
continuing 500 DAYS OF SUMMER—Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) reexamines the many lovely days he spent dating his cynical girlfriend, Summer (Zooey Deschanel), before she broke up with him. (PG-13) Flicks, Edwards 21 ADAM—Hugh Dancy (The Jane Austen Book Club, Confessions of a Shopaholic) plays Adam, an intelligent young man living with Asperger’s Syndrome in the chaos of New York City. Adam becomes distracted from his astrological calculations and deep thoughts when a beautiful woman moves into his apar tment building. (PG-13) Flicks DISTRICT 9—Government secrets are thrust into the spotlight when a group of refugee aliens kept separated from humans for nearly 30 years are moved. (R) Nor thgate, Edwards 9, Edwards 21 THE FINAL DESTINATION—Nick O’Bannon (Bobby Camp) and his friends are hanging out at the race track when Nick experiences grisly visions about how the group will meet their untimely demise. Watch
people get knocked in the face by ﬂying hunks of sharp metal, ground up in escalators and brushed to death in the drive through car wash—all in 3D. (R) Edwards 21 G-FORCE—The Disney comedy is about a secret government program of guinea pigs equipped with advanced spy gizmos. (PG) Nor thgate G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA— Director Stephen Summers (The Mummy, Van Helsing) brings G.I. Joe and the rest of the popular toy line to the big screen. Dennis Quaid plays Gen. Hawk and Channing Tatum is Duke Hauser and together they lead the ﬁght against the upstar t enemy Cobra. Child’s play turns into a worldwide battle for supremacy. (PG-13) Nor thgate, Edwards 9, Edwards 21 GOODS: LIVE HARD SELL HARD— Don Ready (Jeremy Piven) possesses the ability to talk anyone into anything. Ready and his traveling band of used car salesmen will move heaven and Ear th to move metal. In order to save a dealership from bankruptcy, they stage sales with wild themes that get the customer excited, like if a buyer ﬁnds an alligator in the front seat of the car, it’s an instant $500 off the price. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 21 HALLOWEEN II—Rob Zombie is back in the director’s chair for the second installment of the holiday slasher ﬁlm set in the ﬁctional
town of Haddonﬁeld, Ill. Tyler Mane reprises his role as Michael Myers who proceeds to chase his little sister Laurie Strode (Scout TaylorCompton) through the longs halls of a hospital. No one can help the girl when they have a 2-foot-long blade sticking out of their back. Bloodcurdling screams are like music to Michael’s ears. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 21 THE HANGOVER—Three friends head to Las Vegas before one of them takes the ﬁnal plunge into matrimony. Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Alan (Zach Galiﬁanakis) are charged with showing Doug (Justin Bar tha) a good time in Sin City. After a wild night at Caesar’s Palace, the groomsmen have massive hangovers, a tiger in the bathroom, a baby in the closet, but the groom is nowhere to be found. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 21 HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE—Director David Yates leads the Hogwar ts gang through another school year of myster y and magic. Harr y returns, persisting in battle against his arch nemesis, Lord Voldemor t. (PG) Nor thgate, Edwards 9, Edwards IMAX THE HURT LOCKER—Director Katherine Bigelow’s intense Iraqi War drama offers a glimpse into the danger that a special unit of soldiers faces on a daily basis. The
SCREENLISTINGS unit’s job is to disarm homemade bombs hidden in the streets of Baghdad in 2004. Staff Sgt. William James (Jeremy Renner) seems to take his life-threatening duty lightly and the rest of his team is forced to trust James’ skilled instincts. (R) Nor thgate ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS—Ray Romano (Manny), John Leguizamo (Sid), Queen Latifah (Ellie) and Denis Lear y (Diego) lend their voices to this Ice Age sequel. (PG) Nor thgate INGLORIOUS BASTERDS— Quentin Tarantino directs Brad Pitt as Aldo Raine, the leader of a squad of Jewish soldiers who march through Nazi occupied Europe, engaging in retribution attacks on German soldiers. On another front, Shoshanna Dreyfus (Melanie Laurent) has ﬂed the imminent execution of her family to hide out in Paris where she takes cover as the owner of a cinema. Raine’s band, called the basterds by the Germans, fall into a plot of attack with German actress and undercover agent Bridget Von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) to take out the Nazi leaders, who just happen to be appearing at Dreyfus’ cinema, where she has her own revenge planned. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 21 JULIE & JULIA—Julie (Amy Adams) is a frustrated temp worker who ﬁnds solace and inspiration cooking her way through 524 recipes in Julia Child’s Mastering the Ar t of French Cooking. Julie keeps track of her culinar y adventures via a blog that foodies ﬁnd irresistibly addictive. The
delightful Julia Child is played by Mer yl Streep, and Julia’s husband, Paul, is played by Stanley Tucci. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 21 PONYO—World-renowned Japanese animation legend Hayao Miyazaki puts his spin on the stor y inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fair y tale The Little Mermaid. The stor y follows an eager goldﬁsh named Ponyo (voiced by Noah Cyrus) through her adventures in a quest to become human. A cast of actors lend their voices to the stor y including Tina Fey, Lily Tomlin and Betty White. (G) Edwards 21 POST GRAD—Ryden Malby (Alexis Bledel of The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants, Gilmore Girls) is fresh out of college and expecting her life to kick into high gear any day now. When she discovers she is not the only graduate who is full of potential in the rat race, she moves back in with mom, dad and grandma (Jane Lynch, Michael Keaton) and Carol Burnett). (PG-13) Edwards 21 THE PROPOSAL—Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) is a heavy-handed book editor who persuades her male assistant Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds) to marr y her so she won’t be depor ted back to Canada. (PG-13) Edwards 21 SHORTS—From Spy Kids director Rober t Rodriguez, the family friendly fantasy tale is about a young boy named Toby Thompson (Jimmy Bennett) and his parents (Jon Cr yer and Leslie Mann) who live in a small town where ever yone works for Black
Box Unlimited Worldwide Industries. Mr. Black’s (James Spader) latest invention has taken the world by storm, but all young Toby wants is some friends. When a magical rainbow-colored rock falls from the sky, Toby gets his wish, but he and his friends have to tr y and save the day when the rock falls into the hands of the power hungr y adults. (PG) Nor thgate, Edwards 9, Edwards 21 TAKING WOODSTOCK—Director Ang Lee takes a break from the tragedy genre for a foray into peace, love and music in the summer of 1969. The movie starring Demetri Mar tin, Liv Schreiber, Eugene Levy and Dan Fogler is adapted from the book by Elliot Tiber about his personal experience of organizing the threeday concer t that remains a high point in the memories of an entire generation. The music and musicians of Woodstock take a backseat to the experience of the festival. The movie revolves around the muddy concer tgoers, the organizers of Woodstock and the surprisingly non-violent action that took place in the rural ﬁelds of a 600-acre dair y farm in New York. (R) Flicks, Edwards 21 THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE— Based on Audrey Niffenegger’s novel, Chicago librarian Henr y De Tamble (Eric Bana) has a hard time staying still due to a rare genetic disorder that sends him back and for th through time without any notice. On one of his trips, he meets the love of his life, Clare (Rachel McAdams) when she is a young girl and tells
VIDIOT BY TRAVIS ESTVOLD
SERIAL MOM: PATRON SAINT OF LABOR DAY? Unearthing a ﬁlm title worthy of reviewing for Labor Day was no small task. In preparation, I asked myself a few questions: Do I dig out some old titles dealing with strikes and labor issues? Do I force myself to sit through nearly two and a half hours of the 1992 crimedrama Hoffa about the famed labor union leader? If I do either of those things, am I really paying the holiday its due diligence? And even if I was, would anyone really want to read it? Without bothering to consult management—it’s efﬁng Labor Day—I decided the answer to all the above questions was “no.” So what, then, would make for a proper Labor Day viewing? Serial Mom. “Serial Mom?!” you shout. “Do you mean the 1994 John Waters dark comedy about a suburban wife and mother of two who suddenly begins ofﬁng fellow Baltimore residents because of some social faux-pas they are Serial Mom will gladly help you out of your postguilty of? What does that have to do with Labor Day whites. Then kill you. Labor Day?” Well, reader, ﬁrst of all, let me say that you’ve produced a fantastic one-line synopsis of the ﬁlm; I’m not sure I could do much better. But before you’ve written off me or my selection, please recall the scene in which Serial Mom (Kathleen Turner) becomes enraged in court because one of the female jurors is wearing a pair of white pumps. “Juror #8 is wearing white shoes! After Labor Day!” she writes on a note, which she then slides across the defendant’s table to her lawyer. Oh, right ... she’s on trial for murdering six people. Do you remember that part? Well, I do, and it makes this title perfectly relevant for today. The movie is full of horrible overacting (surely on purpose) and the whole thing, in true John Waters style, turns the idea of the modern-day (or 1994 equivalent) of the Cleaver family on its ear. Not surprisingly, the ﬁlm I chose in celebration of a holiday that honors the American worker didn’t inspire any feelings about work one way or the other. What I wondered afterward was, if I was a woman, why couldn’t I wear white after Labor Day? And if I did, why would Kathleen Turner want to kill me? And with a voice that deep, how could she have ever been considered a sex symbol in the 1980s? Personally, I want my pipes to register an octave or so lower than my female companion’s. Call me crazy. The answer to the “white” question varies some depending on who you ask—or what Web site you visit. Some say it was a Victorian tradition to wear white in the summertime because clothes would get less dirty. Others say it’s because wearing white—a summer color—is tacky to wear later in the year. If I’m being 100 percent honest here, I don’t really care to ﬁnd the real answer. If I don’t close my laptop and get back to beer drinking and spacing out, I may have to consider this Labor Day a complete waste.
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SCREENLISTINGS her that they are destined to be together, sometimes. The two marr y and Clare is content with the fact that she found her soul mate, yet she never knows if he will be around to do odd jobs around the house or help raise their daughter. (PG-13) Nor thgate, Flicks Ends Thursday, Edwards 21
TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN—Action, loads of metal smashing and grand explosions are par t of the second installment. The cast of the ﬁrst movie, Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and John Tur turro star. (PG-13) Edwards 21 THE UGLY TRUTH—Abby Richter (Katherine Heigl) is a single TV producer who is on
the prowl for a man. When her employer teams her up with macho and opinionated TV personality Mike Chadway (Gerard Butler), Richter is immediately turned off. Chadway remains persistent and takes her on a journey through the minds of men, and she manages to teach him a few things about women in return. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 21
BOISE WEEKLY MOVIE TIMES Cut this out and put it on your fridge!
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2 TO TUESDAY, SEPT. 8 500 DAYS OF SUMMER—
Flicks: W-Th: 5:15, 7:15, 9:15; F-Su: 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15, 9:15; M: 3:15, 5:15, 7:15, 9:15; Tu: 5:15, 7:15, 9:15 Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:45, 3:05, 5:30, 7:55, 10:20
Flicks: W-Th: 5, 7, 9; F-Su: 1, 3, 5, 7:05, 9:05; M: 3, 5, 7:05, 9:05; Tu: 5, 7:05, 9:05
Northgate: W-Th: 12, 2:20, 4:45, 7:20, 9:45 Edwards 9: W-Th: 12:55, 4:10, 7, 10:20 Edwards 21: W-Th: 1, 1:15, 3:50, 4:15, 6:35, 7:25, 9:25, 10:05
THE FINAL DESTINATION—
Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:05, 4:15, 7:35, 9:55 Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:40, 3, 5:20, 7:40, 10
THE FINAL DESTINATION 3D—
Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:10, 2:30, 4:45, 7:10, 9:20
Egyptian: Sa only: 7
Northgate: W-Th: 12:15, 2:30, 7
G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA—
Northgate: W-Th: 4:35, 9:10 Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:20, 4:25, 7:30, 10:10 Edwards 21: W-Th: 1:50, 4:40, 7:30, 10:10
GOODS: LIVE HARD SELL HARD—
Edwards 9: W-Th: 10:25 Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:25, 2:50, 5:15, 7:35, 10:05
Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:15, 4:30, 7:05, 10 Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:35, 3, 5:25, 7:50, 10:15
Edwards 9: W-Th: 4:40, 7:25 Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:20, 3:55, 6:30, 9:15
HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE—
THE HURT LOCKER—
Northgate: W-Th: 12:30, 4, 7, 9:40
ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS— IN THE LOOP—
Northgate: W-Th: 4:30, 9:15
Flicks: F-Su: 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7:10, 9:25; M: 2:40, 4:50, 7:10, 9:25; Tu: 4:50, 7:10, 9:25 Edwards 9: W-Th: 12:50, 4:05, 7:20, 10:35 Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:30, 1:20, 3:45, 4:50, 7, 8:15, 10:15
JULIE & JULIA—
O’HORTEN— PONYO— POST GRAD— THE PROPOSAL— SHORTS—
THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE—
TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN— THE UGLY TRUTH—
Northgate: W-Th: 12:30, 4, 7:20 Edwards 9: W-Th: 12:45, 4, 7:15, 10:30 Edwards IMAX: W-Th: 12:20, 3:40, 7, 10:15
Edwards 9: W-Th: 1, 4:20, 7:10, 10:05 Edwards 21: W-Th: 2:15, 5, 7:45, 10:25 Flicks: F-Su: 12:45, 4:45, 9:20; M-Tu: 4:45, 9:20 Edwards 21: W-Th: 1:35, 4, 6:50, 9:10 Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:05, 2:45, 4:55, 7:15, 9:25 Edwards 21: W-Th: 1:40, 4:25, 6:55, 9:50 Northgate: W-Th: 12:15, 2:30, 7:10 Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:10, 4:35, 7:40 Edwards 21: W-Th: 12, 2:20, 4:35, 6:40, 8:55 Flicks: W-Th: 4:30, 7:05, 9:30; F-M: 2:30, 7; Tu: 7 Edwards 21: W-Th: 1:10, 4:10, 7:25, 10:20 Northgate: W-Th: 12, 2:20, 4:45, 7:10, 9:30 Flicks: W-Th only: 5:05, 7:20, 9:35 Edwards 21: W-Th: 1:45, 4:30, 7:05, 9:35 Edwards 21: W-Th: 12, 3:15, 6:45, 10:10 Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:25, 10:15 Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:15, 2:35, 5:05, 7:15, 9:40
Movie times listed were correct as of press time. To verify: Edwards 21 Boise, 208-377-1700, www.regmovies.com; Edwards 9 Boise, 208-338-3821, www.regmovies.com; The Egyptian Theater, 208345-0454, www.egyptiantheatre.net; The Flicks, 208-342-4222, www.theﬂicksboise.com; Northgate Cinema, 208-377-2620, www.reeltheatre.com. 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, www.reeltheatre.com.
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On one plate then the other ... BW sends two critics to one restaurant.
GOOD THYME GRILLE AND CATERING
s there really such a thing as a “simple sandwich”? In my experiack before I started working at Boise Weekly, I held several ence, sandwiches are melty, gooey, tangy, ﬂavorful, sweet, complex ofﬁce jobs. The companies were housed in stand-alone or comforting, but rarely are they simple. buildings, the concept of the ofﬁce complex where a numIt’s an idea that Meridian eatery Good Thyme Grille and Caterber of different businesses share space was still a few years off. If I ing has staked its business on. With a menu packed with gourmet didn’t pack one, I would have to drive somewhere for lunch. The sandwiches boasting ingredients like tri-tip steak, Genoa salami and close proximity of BWHQ to a number of choice downtown eatercapicolla, Good Thyme is trying to up the sandwich ante. ies means I’m walking distance from a midday meal. The unassuming deli ﬁlls the end of one of Meridian’s ubiquitous Good Thyme Grille and Catering in Meridian also caters to the strip malls, sandwiched between WinCo nine-to-ﬁvers who work in the maze of and the landmark yellow water tower. A ofﬁces nearby. Floor-to-ceiling windows half-dozen small tables ﬁll the gleaming let in lots of light and the bistro-in-a-box interior, where a less-is-more approach to furniture adds to the airy ambiance, guardecorating keeps things simple and clean. anteeing that the restaurant will not be a As my favorite dining companion and likely destination for clandestine meetings. I stepped up to the counter to order on a But Good Thyme does have something recent afternoon, a pair of home-baked that, in my secretary days, would have cinnamon rolls dripping with icing in a been considered a beneﬁt as welcome as display next to the cash register made it paid time off: breakfast. Granted, the only hard to concentrate on the menu. Turns morning menu item is a breakfast burrito, out all of Good Thymes’ goodies are but ﬂour tortilla-wrapped ingredients baked fresh daily—a nice touch, especially are an early morning repast that have for a restaurant with a small menu. earned a rightful place next to the wafﬂe We skipped the dining area and headed and the bowl of cereal. And a $5 bill at outside to the surprisingly attractive patio, Good Thyme gets a mover or a shaker a where an assortment of metal tables sat breakfast burrito and a glass of fruit juice, in the shade of the building, blocked off moo juice or java on the table. from the nearby parking lot by large, Burritos ($3.29) at Good Thyme start built-in planters brimming with ﬂowers with a base of scrambled eggs, seasoned and assorted greenery. potatoes, cheddar cheese and ranchero The helpful and friendly counter staff sauce. Sausage, bacon, ham, turkey or pointed out some of the best sellers, one chicken can be added for a pittance of which, the Idaho Chicken Sandwich ($1.40 each) and tri-tip, roast beef, ($3.99/half, $5.99/whole) arrived with a corned beef or pastrami can be added side of house-made potato salad ($1.39). for a pittance plus ($1.89 each). Extras The sandwich is a traditional chicken like egg beaters and avocado ($.99 each) salad, jazzed up with the addition of or sour cream and sprouts ($.50) are almonds, large chunks of celery and asalso an option. sorted seasonings, served with Monterey I substituted egg beaters and added GOOD THYME GRILLE jack cheese, tomato and alfalfa sprouts on bacon and avocado to mine; the I.T. Guy AND CATERING wheat bread. Upon the advice of a few other dinkept it pure, adding sausage to his. 750 S. Progress, Ste. 170, Meridian ers, my dining companion ordered the sandwich With stomachs growling so loud it sounded 208-898-9888, goodthymegrille.com grilled, which was very good advice. like we had angry puppies in our pockets, the Mon.-Fri.: 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat.: 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun.: Closed My companion nodded her head and raised her I.T. Guy and I supplemented our breakfast order eyebrows in approval, eventually adding that the with a shared plate-sized cinnamon roll to start sandwich had good ﬂavor, but she wished it had ($1.55). We were handed huge ceramic mugs for just a little something extra to make it stand out. Maybe she should the self-serve coffee station, and poured ourselves thick, strong have taken the other bit of advice and asked for grapes to be added. cups of java ($1.39). The disc-shaped roll was homemade but dry Her criticism of the potato salad was roughly the same: good quality and though it had been microwaved, it could have stood a little ingredients, put together well, but lacking kick. more warmth—maybe a minute or two in a convection or toaster Personally, I’m a sucker for turkey paired with cranberry sauce, so I oven—and some melted butter. It was served on ceramic as well, went with the Mayﬂower ($4.29/half, $6.29/whole) and added a small but the plastic utensils that came with it indicated Good Thyme’s cup of house-made pasta salad ($1.39). The turkey was thin-cut, and focus is more on the catering and to-go side of the business, obviously high-quality, and came accompanied by said cranberry, alsomething our server conﬁrmed. falfa sprouts, tomato and either mayo or cream cheese on wheat bread. Our big ol’ burritos arrived in short shrift. They came with I went with the cream cheese, which added a nice counterpoint to the actual silverware, and instead of hefting our burritos in our eager tang of the cranberry. And while I enjoyed the overall ﬂavor combina- hands, we knifed and forked those bad boys. Plenty of bacon and tion, I, too, wished there was something else that jumped out just a sliced fresh avocado—a nice touch—wound their way through little more—maybe smoked turkey would have done the trick. cheesy bites of egg and potato in mine. The spicy sausage, which The bread offered the only obstacle in the meal. Its ﬂuffy freshness had the look and feel of a diced-up breakfast pork patty, in the I.T. was clear, and while this attribute is usually welcomed, combined with Guy’s was plentiful enough to ﬁll the wrap to the bottom. the layer of cream cheese and cranberry sauce, it instantly created a The ’rritos were sided with three choices of salsa, which in true nearly unbreakable bond with my front teeth as soon as I took a bite. catering fashion, came in little portable plastic containers. The The military would love to be able to match the force with which the verde and marron versions hit my hot spot, so I upended the cup bread managed to adhere itself to my teeth, and I was left to discretely of cool, crisp pico de gallo. In between preparing for a delivery job, try to scrape it off. Maybe this sandwich should be moved to a French our chef noticed my pico preference and brought a couple more roll, something with a little texture to help break the bonds. servings, both of which joined their fore-gallo on my plate. The pasta salad was decidedly easier to eat, and the addition of A long list of gourmet sandwiches and salads with prices that numerous green and black olives, as well as artichoke hearts, broccoli would ﬁt in even the tightest work-a-day budget suggested that a and just a bit of pepperoni added a nice complexity to both the ﬂavor return trip for lunch is in order. and texture. I don’t miss those cubicle-enclosed days, watching a torturously Good Thyme also offers build-your-own sandwiches, as well as an slow clock tick its way to 5 p.m. ﬁve days a week. Time ﬂies by intriguing list of salads, all well priced ($3.25-$6.55). Next time I’m in so fast now that I often don’t stop to think about lunch until late the neighborhood, I think leafy greens will be the way to go. Maybe by afternoon. I wish back then I’d had a place like Good Thyme Grille then I’ll ﬁnally get the last remnants of the bread off my teeth. nearby. I might have looked forward to going to work. —Deanna Darr always carries dental ﬂoss in her purse. WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM
—Amy Atkins wishes she had more thyme in each day.
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DININGGUIDE —Wine & beer —Full bar —Delivery —Take-out —Open late RES —Reservations needed or recommended P —Patio S U —Open on Sunday
O M —Online menu —Breakfast —Boise Weekly Card AVERAGE PRICE PER PERSON: $ —Less than $8 $$ —$8 to $14 $$$ —$14 to $20 $$$$ —Over $20
Boise Weekly Dining Guide offers selective listings of editorial recommendations and advertisers. Listings rotate based on available space. Updates from diligent readers and listed restaurateurs are heartily encouraged. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 342-4733. dining, offering carpaccio, a variety of pastas and entrees that run the gamut from braised lamb shanks to a New York steak to cioppino. 808 W. Fort St., 208-472-1463. $-$$$ P OM.
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. If you are as hungry as a bear, the cafe serves up borscht in up to 18 ounce servings. No preservatives or pre-made ingredients, ever. Try their unique selection of Russian beer and wine. Open for lunch and dinner. 600 S. Rivershore Lane, 208-939-1911. $-$$ . CAFE VICINO—Chefs Richard Langston and Steve Rhodes serve up fresh and innovative foods, offering a casual lunch menu with choices like daily quiche, salads and portobello mushroom sandwiches. Dinner choices lean toward ﬁner
LA VIE EN ROSE—A Europeanstyle bakery where the digs are as beautiful as the grinds. Enjoy fresh baked croissants, brioches, tarts, eclairs and more from chef Patrick Brewer. Check out their breakfast menu, featuring everything from omelets and frittatas to biscuits and gravy and pancakes. Lunch features a selection of homemade soups, sandwiches and salads, and Illy coffee is available all day, every day. 928 W. Main St., 208-331-4045. $-$$$ SU OM .
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. $-$$$ P SU OM . PIAZZA DI VINO—As an art gallery and wine bar, Piazza di Vino offers an extensive collection of wines from around the world and art from around town. But that’s not all they offer: savory soups, chocolates, cheeses, salads, fondue and pizza (try the Italian hard salami and provolone) will bring you back again and again. 212 N. Ninth St., 208-336-9577. $-$$ P.
BBQ ROADHOUSE BBQ—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, 208-8559113. $ P SU OM .
FOODNEWS BY RACHAEL DAIGLE
EDIBLE IDAHO RETURNS I know I wasn’t the only one who noticed when Edible Idaho went missing from Boise State Radio’s programming schedule last fall. Created and hosted by Guy Hand, whose byline you might recognize from restaurant reviews in Scene, Edible Idaho always hovered at the front of the pack, right on the edge of what was about to be the next big discussion in food. In his own words, Hand describes Edible Idaho as a look at “Idaho’s surprising diversity of local foods and the people who produce it.” From the ethics of mega dairies to the origins of Idaho’s ubiquitous ﬁngersteak to boutique chocolate in North Idaho, Edible Idaho covered food from farm to the table—warts and all, as is the case with Hand’s most compelling work. Next week, Edible Idaho returns to Boise State Radio thanks to funding from Boise Co-op. Tune in to KBSX 91.5 FM on Tuesday, Sept. 8, during Morning Edition and All Things Considered for the new installment. Get primed for the return by revisiting some of Hand’s previous Edible Idaho work at nwfoodnews.com, one of Hand’s most recent projects with a focus on regional food news.
THE BIRDS AND THE BEES A few months back, BW staff writer Tara Morgan took on the trend of urban chicken raising in a main feature story for BW, and just for good measure, Morgan threw in a glimpse at urban bee keeping as well. We got such good feedback on Morgan’s story, I have no doubt readers will ﬁnd a series of workshops in the same vain of interest. Boise Urban Garden School and the Treasure Valley Food Coalition in conjunction with several other organizations are hosting two workshops in September for those who want to try their hand at a little urban critter raising. The ﬁrst of the Backyard Farmer workshops is Beekeeping Basics on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The class will cover the very basics: equipment, city code, how to be successful at colony keeping and, perhaps most importantly, exactly how to catch a swarm. Two weeks later, on Saturday, Sept. 26, the talk turns to building chicken coops. If the hundreds of people in Boise already raising chickens are any indication of the hobby’s popularity, these workshops will ﬁll fast. Registration is not required, but if it were me, I’d call and put my name on a list. For information, call 360-393-8443 or 208-908-2551.
BW CARD ADDS NEW RESTAURANTS Every time I mention the BW Card in Food News, the boss lady doubles my salary for the week and mama needs new tires on the old car, so here we go ... Kidding, kidding. Honestly I mention the BW Card because I use it constantly (just ask the folks at Willi B’s who feed me lunch on it a few times a week), and I’ve sold almost everyone I know on it. Who doesn’t want to save 40 percent on food? Since I last wrote about it, we’ve added a few new restaurants and, ﬁnally, one that’s within walking distance of my house. A few weeks back, the Tavern Wine Market in Bown Crossing came on to the card as did the Green Chile on State Street. I’d never even heard of the Green Chile until it was a BW Card member, and it’s my job to know these things. If you check it out, report back. The two newest additions are Pizzalchik on State Street and Gary Lane, and Bungalow in the North End. And within the next week or two, we plan to add another downtown deli. I won’t say exactly which one until the deal is sealed, but here’s your hint: I’ll be using my BW Card to get the Ba Da Bing. Visit boiseweekly.com and click on the BW Card button for the full list of participating restaurants or to get your card.
THIS WEEK’S WINE AND DINE The annual City Harvest Celebration with a spread of local food from all local restaurateurs is Saturday, Sept. 5, 5-9 p.m. See the Picks on Page 15 for full details or visit sccidaho.org to purchase tickets. Kids $10, adults $20.
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DININGGUIDE 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. $-$$ P SU OM. THE BRIDGE CAFE—Continental breakfast and coffee, build-your-own wraps and sandwiches, hot lunch and a rack of snacks for the in-between times. 123 N. Sixth St., 208-345-5526. $ . COBBY’S—Serving up soup, salad, brew and wine since 1978. Enjoy deli meats like pastrami, bologna, mortadella, colto and genoa, in addition to all the standards. Every size soup and sandwich can be combined. 1030 Broadway Ave., 208-345-0990. 6899 W. Overland Road, 208-323-0606. 4348 W. Chinden Blvd., 208-322-7401. $ P SU OM. CUCINA DI PAOLO—After years of catering in the valley, Cucina di Paolo now offers heat-andserve gourmet entrees, as well as a deli case full of goodies to enjoy in the small dining area. 1504 Vista Ave., 208-3457150. $-$$ 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 roasted the old-fashioned 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, 208-376-2787. $ 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., SU . 208-345-4320. $ 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—Rembrandt’s has become a neighborhood gathering point for more than just coffee. If it’s sustenance you seek, 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. The cathedral—literally—ceilings and plush furniture lend the atmosphere a deﬁnitively welcoming and serene feeling. 93 S. Eagle Road, Eagle, 208-9381564. $ P SU These restaurants are only a few of Boise’s eateries. For a comprehensive list of restaurants in Boise and the surrounding areas, visit boiseweekly.com and click on “Food” and then on “Find Restaurants.” Do you have a BW Card yet? Save 40 percent at participating restaurants. For details, visit boiseweekly.com and click on the BW Card icon.
WINESIPPER BY DAVID KIRKPATRICK
BEAUJOLAIS FOR BARBECUE Few other wines cover as wide a stylistic range as Beaujolais. Gamay Noir is the red grape variety permitted in this French appellation, and it is responsible for that oh-so-fruity, almost-grape-juice nouveau rushed to market just after harvest. In the past, even regular Beaujolais was typically a simple quaff, but wine drinkers have become more discerning and wine makers have taken notice. Today, the reds from this region are decidedly more interesting. Many are still fruit-driven charmers, but with better balance and structure. If you move up to one of the 10 designated cru wines, you can encounter a depth of ﬂavor that seems most un-Beaujolais like. Our exploration of this wine covered the gamut of styles, and all of the top picks would make a great choice for your Labor Day weekend barbecue. Here are the three favorites: 2006 G. DESCOMBES BROUILLY, $25 Brouilly is the largest of the Beaujolias crus, noted for its robust wines. The Descombes is marked by the presence of brett, a wild yeast occasionally found on grapes that can spoil the wine—but at lower levels, it adds an intriguing complexity. A couple of tasters found it offensive, though others marveled at the depth of ﬂavor this wine offered. This is a big-shouldered wine, and there’s a nice earthiness to the ripe fruit aromas. The amped-up ﬂavors include ripe plum fruit, dark chocolate, licorice and touches of basil and clove. Smooth tannins help make this wine one that begs to be paired with grilled red meat. 2007 JOSEPH DROUHIN BEAUJOLAIS-VILLAGES, $10.99 Villages’ wines are a step up in classiﬁcation from plain Beaujolais, and they can represent a great combo of quality and value. This drouhin offers a wide array of enticing aromas with ﬂoral violet, fresh berry, chocolate-laced cherry and a touch of eucalyptus. Soft and silky in the mouth, it has deep raspberry fruit ﬂavors that are nicely balanced by tangy acidity. It’s a bargain made in a crowd-pleasing style. 2007 MANOIR DU CARRA BEAUJOLAIS-VILLAGES, $13.99 Another good value in a Villages wine that’s big and bright on the nose. It’s ﬁlled with creamy cherry, raspberry and plum aromas marked by a hint of vanilla and oak, and is very fruit-forward on the palate with richly textured dark berry ﬂavors. It’s a bit more complex than the drouhin—that berry is backed by nuances of herb, anise and soft tannins. It’s another great choice for a Labor Day barbecue. This week’s panel: David Kirkpatrick, Boise Co-op Wine Shop; Cindy Limber, Bardenay; Karen McMillin, Young’s Market; Kevin Settles, Bardenay; Leslie Young, Boise Co-op Wine Shop.
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his house was ﬁrst constructed on an entirely different piece of dirt at a time when Calvin Coolidge was president. The structure was relocated to the current site in 1955, then expanded with the addition of a gracious living room and private upper master suite. The current owner has improved it further by turning the dank cellar into a comfortably habitable space. The updated house is surrounded by a sprawling, shaded lawn, a secret courtyard and an in-ground pool. Remnants of the original 1925 structure still lend their charm to the four-bedroom home. Arts and Crafts sensibilities are evoked in the formal living room, where heavy exposed beams support a peaked ceiling, and the brick work surrounding the ﬁreplace bears an organic pattern. Throughout the dwelling, dainty glass doorknobs add class while built-in drawers, cabinets and other nooks provide character. When the home was moved to its current site, a two-story addition was made. The main ﬂoor received a living room graced with an understated ﬁreplace and three sets of French doors that open to the yard. The upper story was created to house a master suite with verdant views and a bathroom with an awkward layout. The current owner rearranged the bathroom thoughtfully, resulting in a naturally lit space illuminated by three windows with views of the big front lawn and two huge, shady elm trees. Other recent improvements to the home include a remodeled kitchen. Alder cabinets are stained the color of cinnamon, and slabs of spattered gray and black granite form long, smooth countertops. Wine bottles can be stored in a built-in rack below the counter while glass stemware hangs like upside-down bats underneath the upper cabinets. A pair of vintage, built-in corner cabinets punctuates the casual dining nook, where there is enough space to seat four around a compact table. Behind the wooden backyard fence hides a kidney-shaped pool with a pebble-surface deck. New stucco walls enclose a private courtyard where a carport once stood. Today, a pair of French doors in the living room opens graciously onto the courtyard’s slate tile patio as water from a decorative outdoor wall fountain emits a pleasant trickling sound. The home’s ﬂoor plan places the living room, formal dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms and a retro bathroom with mint green tile and a beefy antique pedestal sink on the main level. The second story contains the master suite. Down in the basement is an open family room, one bedroom and a three-quarter bathroom. The property does not have a garage, but there is on-site parking for four vehicles. A novice eye can pick out the details that typify each period of growth this residence has seen, from the initial construction and its Eisenhower-era relocation and expansion to present day. Over time, styles have been updated to complement each other. PROS: Remodeled home combines yesteryear charm with mid-century intuitiveness and thoughtful revisions. CONS: No garage. —Jennifer Hernandez Open house: Saturday, Sept. 5, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 6, noon-5 p.m.
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BW FOR RENT C:L:GDC:HIDGN 3BD, + den. Newer home in beautiful and quiet area of NW Boise, just a short walk from the Boise River & Greenbelt! This home has a large living room with lots of windows and light, great ﬂoor plan and ready to move in now! Large size master bedroom with lots of closet space and master bath with dual sink vanity and relaxing soaker tub! Den can be used as a 4th bedroom or an ofﬁce. Fully fenced in landscaped back yard with automatic sprinklers and small playground area with swings and slide for your kids or grandkids! Front loads WD, along with the side by side frig, stove, DW and range top microwave included as well. Formal dining room and great kitchen with rich custom cabinets. Attached 2 car grg.
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208-342-3508 Angel is a 10-month-old female border collie mix who gets along well with other dogs and is good with children and cats. She is house- and leash-trained and knows several commands. Angel tends to be a bit timid, and would beneﬁt from more socialization. Obedience training will also help build conﬁdence in this smart, highly trainable dog. She is a gentle, sweet girl who enjoys being petted and handled. (Kennel 400 - #8291903)
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This beautiful brown tabby with gorgeous gold eyes is approximately 10 months old and appears to have already had a litter of kittens. She is friendly and playful, petite and barely more than a kitten herself. She is litterbox-trained and is very sweet and loving. She came into the shelter from the Star area with a collar but no identiﬁcation. (Kennel 70 #8252156)
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This nice, medium-sized (39 lbs.) mixed-breed dog is approximately 2 years old and gets along well with other dogs. He appears to be house- and leashtrained, but could use some obedience training. He is very good natured and loves to sit beside you to be petted. He is an active dog that would beneﬁt from regular exercise and a home where he can be part of the action. (Kennel 321 #8121676)
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Pookie Doo is a beautiful solid black female cat with medium-length fur and gorgeous gold eyes. She is litterboxtrained and was found as a stray in the Overland and Curtis roads area in Meridian. She has a microchip, but the owner has not come to claim her. She is a very nice cat who appears to be 3 years old and is litterbox-trained. (Kennel 94 #8289642)
Herbs & More specializes in iris readings to ﬁnd the root cause of health problems. A Nature’s Sunshine distributor. Stop by for an iris reading $40 value, 1/2 price special. 2613 W. Camas, off Vista. 336-3023.
This brown and gray mixed-breed puppy is about 4 months old and is probably part border collie. He came to the shelter with his littermate who was adopted. He is happy, playful, energetic and full-of-life. He will need owners who will train him and make him part of the family. Puppies need engaged owners who work with them and teach how to be good canine citizens. (Kennel 325 - #8276150)
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FREEW I L L ASTROLOGY BY ROB BREZSNY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your assignment is to get angr y in the most unique, brilliant and constructive way possible. Merely being annoyed and muttering generic curses will definitely not be sufficient. Nor will it work for you to get consumed in knee-jerk rage or to be peeved about the same old boring targets that ever yone reacts to. What the cosmos needs from you this week, Aries, is a controlled explosion of liberated, compassionate, laser-sharp fur y that will fuel your ingenious drive to change ever ything for the better. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Are you having intense cravings for candy? Do you find yourself leaning in the direction of sappy emotions and syrupy words? That’s what my astrological projections suggest. And if that’s indeed the case, I’d like to steer you in a different direction. It’s not that an extravagant involvement in chocolate and sentimentality is wrong or bad. But what you truly need, in my opinion, is a more muscular, provocative sweetness. A wilder, more vibrant sweetness. A sweetness that can smash obstacles and incite high magic. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): I won’t protest if you tr y to conceal yourself from bullies or gossips or critics or narcissists. You have cosmic permission to hunker down and keep a low profile. But please don’t hide from yourself. In fact, I encourage you to make yourself extra available to yourself. Listen respectfully to the questions and comments that your shadow murmurs in your inner ear. Be eager to tune in to the messages your body is longing to tell you. These communications might sometimes be a minor pain in the ego, but the long-term benefits to your soul could be substantial. CANCER (June 21-July 22): I have tuned in to your yearning for resolution, O Seeker. I know that your hear t fer vently wants the riddles to run their course, the mysteries to be revealed, the uncer tainties to be quelled. And I have ransacked my imagination in search of what consolation I might provide to appease your quest for neat, simple truths. But what I have concluded, O In-Between One, is that any solutions I might tr y to offer you would not only be fake, but also counterproductive. What you actually need, I suspect, are not answers to your urgent questions, but rather, better questions; more precisely formulated questions; more ruthlessly honest questions. Dig deeper, please. Open wider. Think fatter. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): No one knew there was coal in the United States until 1790. A hunter who was wandering near Pennsylvania’s Broad Mountain stumbled upon it accidentally when his campfire lit up an outcropping of pure anthracite. That discover y was both a blessing and a curse; since then, the mining of coal has yielded abundant energy but also environmental degradation. I predict a metaphorically similar event for you in the coming days, Leo. You will inadver tently find a potentially enormous source of valuable fuel that will, like coal, present you with both rich oppor tunities and knotty dilemmas. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I dare you to say yes to a possibility you’ve said no to in the past. I double dare you to tr y an impossible thing before lunch each day. I triple dare you to imagine you’re a genius at inspiring people to like you and help you. I quadruple dare you to drive overly stable people crazy for all the right reasons. I quintuple dare you to fantasize that your so-called delusions of grandeur have begun to contain more than a few grains of truth. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): I know a 19-year-old woman who has been going through an especially vivid phase of living on the edge between yes and no. She told me that yesterday morning, she woke up with the feeling that in the next 12 hours, she could either commit suicide or else per form some epic deed in which she surpassed all of her previous limits. She chose the latter path, completing an 18-mile bike ride that tested her endurance and drove her into
the heights of exhilaration. As she pedaled, she drove herself onward with the throbbing thought that this was a per fect way to silence the selfdestructive voice within her. I offer her victor y to you, Libra, as being wor thy of imitation. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Let’s take inventor y of your har vest, Scorpio. What blossomed for you these past months? Which of the seeds you planted last March and April sprouted into ripe, succulent blossoms? Which seeds grew into hard, spiky clumps? And what about weeds, pests and predators? Were you tireless about keeping them away from your beauties? Finally, what did you learn about growing things that could give you a green thumb when you cultivate your seeds in the next cycle? SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Before she became a rock goddess, Gwen Stefani cleaned the floors at an ice cream parlor. Prior to ascending to stardom, Ellen DeGeneres was an oyster shucker, Keanu Reeves worked a janitor and Brad Pitt per formed as a giant chicken mascot. As for me, my gig as an internationally syndicated astrologer was not my first. Among many other things, I washed enough pots and pans in cheap restaurants to fulfill my dishwashing karma for my next five incarnations. I hope these examples ser ve to inspire you, Sagittarius. Even during the down economy, the next six months will provide you with ripe astrological conditions for upgrading your job. And the coming weeks will be prime time to brainstorm about how to go about it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): I know some brave pioneers who make responsible use of psychotropic drugs as they map out the borderlands of consciousness. I’m glad they’re doing that work, but my path is different. I don’t indulge in marijuana, LSD, ayahuasca or psilocybin. However, my many years of doing meditation, dream work and various spiritual practices have never theless transformed me into a radical mystic with some of the same knowledge that the psychedelic experimenters have. Keep that disclaimer in mind as you ruminate on my advice for you, which is this: Blow your own mind, baby. Raise your expectations, supercharge your fantasy life and make forays out into the frontiers. Get high in ways that are appropriate to your ethical code. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): I love the new neighborhood I just moved to. It’s insanely eclectic. Modern suburban-like homes with impeccable emerald-green lawns stand right next door to bedraggled 1950s-style ranch houses with unfinished plywood for garage doors and high brown weeds blanketing the front yards. A rusty mustard-yellow 1977 Cadillac Seville spor ting a McCain-Palin bumper sticker is parked on the street next to a shiny 2007 Volvo with a sticker that advises, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Aging rednecks with fishing gear scattered in the driveway live next door to hipster musicians who blast psychedelic folk songs from their garage rehearsal space. I urge you to hang out in places like this in the coming weeks: where diversity rules, where the pigeonholes are exploded, where variety is not just the spice of life but the main course. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The month of August brought you some peculiar advances. You got a reward that didn’t mean as much to you as it might have had you received it earlier. You outgrew an enigma that had puzzled and frustrated you forever. And you finally wriggled free of a shadowy game that you had been attached to long after it lost its power to educate you. As curious as these wistful breakthroughs have been, they are prologue to what’s headed your way. Get ready to solve a problem you didn’t even know you loved. Homework: Subtly (or not-so-subtly) brag about a talent or ability that few people know you have. Tout one of your underappreciated charms. Repor t results to freewillastrology.com.
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