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DUMMY SAY WHAT?

Several years ago, I was introduced to the LDS father of a friend. Perhaps because it was MLK Day, I was treated to a lengthy diatribe about the evil nature of Dr. King. It was therefore no surprise to me that the man who joked about Obama tags is from Rexburg. It appears even a special revelation from God isn’t enough to sway some people. Rex can count on those like him to vote for him, but my savior’s regular-old revelations tell me to love my neighbor, and I’m going to put my trust in those who stand up for love and up to hate. Rex won’t be getting my vote. —Laura Taylor, Boise

I would guess that Mr. Cope intended, when he put pen to paper, to present a well-reasoned argument (BW, Opinion, “Fascism for Dummies,” Aug. 26, 2009). But I could be wrong. I’m not familiar enough with his columns to know for sure. But I would think that he (as well as his editors) would have recognized his willing suspension of rationality in his column about fascism. He proudly asserts that he has never, nor will ever read a book which he seems to think he is debunking. So without seeking to be informed about an argument, he feels comfortable completely dismissing the argument. And in his world, that passes for the type of critical thinking that he purports to espouse? Silly me. I thought that a dialogue would best take place when people listened to each others’ views and arguments and interacted with them to try to come to some better and more complete understanding. But it is apparently more fun and makes for better reading to simply issue an uninformed dismissal of an opposing view,

Rex Rammell is a poor role model for those of us who do not appreciate his “sarcasm.” Hasn’t he learned when you’re running for public office that everything you say is recorded somewhere by somebody and you have to watch what you say? Thank you for covering this topic. —Ann Roberts, West Richland, Wash.

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then move into the obligatory diatribe against traditional liberalism (known to Mr. Cope as right wing thuggery) and finish off with the coup de grace ... a personal attack against his opponent with just a dash of ridicule aimed at Fox News. And that is what passes for thoughtful progressive dialogue? —Peter A. Wierenga, Boise and Eugene, Ore.

UFTA Do you remember the children’s story by Dr. Seuss called, Yertle the Turtle? Does it remind you of [President Barack] Obama? Does he think he is a king? Even as we speak, Obama is building a civilian army to protect himself. Who is he protecting himself from? I am very afraid of him. I am afraid of the people he is surrounding himself with. I am afraid of his beliefs and his socialist/ progressive ideals. Why does he need a national security civilian force? Is it to threaten us if we don’t shut up and obey? And why does he need a “czar” to protect him from talk show radio hosts? Doesn’t all this ring a bell? Doesn’t it literally raise a

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MAIL red flag? When do we all wake up America? Must we revisit one of the worst times in history? Only this time will it be Americans instead of Russians who are subjugated by the corrupt government? Enjoy your freedom while you can “citizen.” —Shawna Shearer, Boise

CAPITALIZE ON WOLVES It has occurred that Idaho is missing a great opportunity to live up to its moniker, “Wild Idaho,” by failing to tap into the growing trend in wildlife viewing. And, as part of wildlife viewing, wolves should be included. Yellowstone, and its associated communities, tap into a $35-million wolf-viewing business annually. Can’t think of any community with abundant wildlife that would turn down a fraction of that kind of monetary influx and the associated jobs for outdoor equipment retailers and manufacturers, outfitters and guides, plus various support businesses. We recognize that wolves

are a very fractious subject these days, with wolf hunting looming on the horizon, but it seems, in this time of economic challenge, shortsighted not to explore all possible opportunities for economic diversity and growth. Throughout our country, hunting is trending downward, and wildlife viewing is trending upward. Let’s consider capitalizing on this movement. —Ann Hill, Stanley

HEALTH-CARE REFORM IS GOOD Health-care reform isn’t socialized medicine and will not lead to rationed care. You’ll still be able to choose your own doctor and health insurance plan. Under health-care reform, any decisions regarding your health will continue to be made by you, your doctor and your family, not by the government. We can’t afford not to fix health care. If we do nothing now, the cost of health-care premiums will double in the next seven years.

Health-care reform will strengthen, not hurt, Medicare. For people in Medicare, reform will protect your benefits, ensure you can choose your doctor and strengthen Medicare so it’s there for your children and grandchildren. —Evelyn Raezer, Emmett

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BILLCOPE FASCISM FOR DUMMIES Part II

Something about fancy uniforms, shiny boots and who’s got the biggest weapons fascinates them like a monkey with a mirror. Truly, you’d be hard pressed to find many famous fascist leaders who didn’t run around dressed wo weeks ago, I set about to define conceivable category from military might up like a Gilbert and Sullivan major general. fascism a bit more clearly than is to health care, and that no one else even This explains in part the instinctual liberal currently in vogue among certain comes close, in spite of evidence to the mistrust of too much power concentrated in disgruntled American citizens. Lately, all the contrary. In fact, historically speaking, a the military, as so many fascist monsters have wrong people have been throwing around the dedicated fascist might feel that all the other either emerged from their nation’s brass (a la fascist label in the same way that I imagine countries were so inherently inferior to his Pinochet and Franco) or elevate the military they once screamed “booger breath” and own that the only reasonable international to a status beyond criticism and rebuke. “faggot” back when they were pre-pubescent relationship with most of them would "˜iÊ̅ˆ˜}ʈÃÊViÀÌ>ˆ˜\Ê9œÕ½ÀiÊ՘ˆŽiÞÊÌœÊ dimwits rather than the adult dimwits they eventually involve some sort of invasion, or find a fascist regime without a powerful and have become. “Blitzkrieg”—which I believe is German for often unaccountable military. And remember, As is true with most abstractions, fascism “Shock and Awe.” to an ardent fascist, there is no such thing as is best understood by how its disciples think, UÊ Ì…˜ˆVÊ>ÀÀœ}>˜Vi\Ê>ÃVˆÃÌÃÊ>Ü>ÞÃÊ “war crimes.” speak and behave. You might read 30 defini- believe that they, whatever ethnicity they Uʘ̈‡iÛiÀÞ̅ˆ˜}‡ivÌ\ÊÌʘiÛiÀÊv>ˆÃÊÜˆÌ…Ê tions and not understand the concept any happen to be, are better than everyone else. fascists; they hate the Left. And invariably, better than when you started. But once you This goes somewhat beyond the arrogance anyone to the left of a fascist is “far Left.” have a comprehensive sense of the strategies, they feel about their homeland’s superiorÕV…Ê…>ÃÊLii˜Ê“>`iÊLÞʏ>ÌÌiÀ‡`>Þʈpreoccupations and passions that all fascists ity, because even a superior homeland can literati of the fact that German fascists named seem to have in common, it is difficult to have inferior people living in it. A good ̅iˆÀʓœÛi“i˜Ìʺ >̈œ˜>ÊSocialism,” but mistake them for anything else. fascist will insist that his country’s natural ̅iÊÌÀÕ̅ʈÃ]Ê̅iÊ >̈œ˜>Ê-œVˆ>ˆÃÌÃÊÜiÀiÊ The elements I have listed below are not superiority is the result of only one reason, dedicated to the eradication of socialism and mere personality quirks shared by fascists, which is the natural superiority of whichanything that remotely resembled socialism. be they followers of Il Duce and Francisco ever tribal division he happens to belong ÛiÀÞʓ>˜ˆviÃÌ>̈œ˜Êœvʏiv̈ÃÌÊ̅ˆ˜Žˆ˜}]ÊvÀœ“Ê Franco back in the heyday of fascism, or to. This means that a proper fascist attitude free speech to trade unions, from ethnic tolerAugusto Pinochet and Radovan Karadzic in demands that anyone who looks different, ance to communism, was their mortal enemy. more recent times. These elements are central speaks differently, thinks differently or has Ûi˜Ê̅iʏˆLiÀ>Ê«ÕÀˆÃÌÃÊ܅œÊ`ivi˜`i`Ê̅iÊ to what makes a fascist a fascist. a funny name is more than likely a parasitic fascists’ right to political expression were UÊ1ÌÀ>‡˜>̈œ˜>ˆÃ“\Ê œÌÊ>Ê˜>̈œ˜>ˆÃÌÃÊ scourge, eroding the values that made his doomed. In the fascist ideal, there is room for are fascists, but all fascists are nationalcountry great and draining the nation of only one view. I can’t tell you what the Gerists. They don’t just love their country, they resources that God intended for the descen- man equivalent to “love it or leave it” was, worship it … and not in a healthy way, mind dants of his ancestors alone. And sooner but I’m sure they had one. you. A fascist can’t simply be happy he was or later, a conscientious fascist will insist UÊÊVœâÞÊ>˜`ÊÀiVˆ«ÀœV>ÊÀi>̈œ˜Ã…ˆ«ÊÜˆÌ…Ê born into such-and-such country; he has to that his kind take their country back—by ̅iÊiVœ˜œ“ˆVÊÃiV̜À\Ê iˆ˜}ÊÜÊۈÀՏi˜ÌÞʜ«make it sound like it was a stroke of divine whatever means necessary—from those who posed to any and every display of organized providence. would lead it into ruination. labor or social reform made fascist regimes And it’s not enough that his FatherUʈˆÌ>ÀˆÃ“\Ê7…iÀiÛiÀÊޜÕÊ}œÊˆ˜Êv>ÃVˆÃÌÊ very attractive to leading industrialists and land is a swell place to live; he insists it is history, you find the leaders are huge fans financiers. (Google “Henry Ford or Prescott the best in all of time and space, in every of martial pomp and the theatrics of war. Bush + sympathizer”) Really, what could

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be better for production than the absolute powerlessness of workers and a total lack of concern for such leftist nonsense as on-thejob safety and environmental degradation? Of course, during the war, the fascist business model was taken a step too far, as the Axis war machine relied heavily on slave labor—slightly beyond what even 7>“>À̽ÃÊLœ>À`ʜvÊ`ˆÀiV̜ÀÃÊ`>ÀiÊ̜Ê`Ài>“°Ê Yet it’s hard to deny that the operations of both fascist regimes and major corporations `i«i˜`ʜ˜Ê>ʏœÌʜvÊ̅iÊÃ>“iÊ̅ˆ˜}Ã\ʈ°i°Ê>Ê blind faith in a supreme leader who holds the fate of thousands of underlings in his hands, and an obsession with the “bottom line,” no matter what sacrifices need to be made to enhance it. I am quickly running out of space so I must reduce other fascist traits to but a viÜÊܜÀ`Ã\Ê̅iÊÀiˆ>˜Viʜ˜Ê`iÀˆÃˆœ˜Ê>˜`Ê disruption to silence opposing voices; an utter disdain for artists, educators, intellectuals or anyone else with the sense to hold themselves apart from the rabid mob; a willingness to tell any lie, twist any truth or muddy any discussion, all in the pursuit of power; and of course, the never-ending pursuit of power, coupled with a refusal to accept setbacks such as losing an election or the ascendancy of a so-called “inferior race” to positions of leadership. There are certainly more characteristics inherent in fascism than those I have listed— a proclivity to leave human corpses scattered about the countryside, not least among them—but I have presented you a broad overview of fascism and the mannerisms that define it. I sincerely hope it is useful, for I believe there is coming a time—and soon— when every thoughtful American is going to have to ask him or herself, “Hmmm, who does this remind me of more?”

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TEDRALL WE HAVE MET THE NAZIS, AND THEY ARE US CIA atrocities revealed to a national shrug NEW YORK—Nazis. Americans are Nazis. We are Nazis. Godwin’s Law be damned—it’s impossible to read the newly released CIA report on the torture of Muslim prisoners without thinking of the Third Reich. Sadism exists in every culture. A century ago, for example, Western adventurers who visited Tibet reported that the authorities in Lhasa, that supposed capital of pacifism, publicly gouged out criminals’ eyes and yanked out their tongues. But Nazi atrocities were stylistically distinct from, say, the Turkish genocide of the Armenians or the Rwandan massacres of the early 1990s. German war crimes were characterized by methodical precision, the application of “rational” technology to increase efficiency, the veneer of legality and the perversion of medical science. Nazi crimes were also marked by public indifference, which amounted to tacit support. Here and now, only 25 percent of Americans told the latest Pew Research poll that they believe torture is always wrong. “The CIA’s secret interrogation program operated under strict rules, and the rules were dictated from Washington with the painstaking, eye-glazing detail beloved by any bureaucracy,” observed The New York Times. We have much in common with the Germans. “In July 2002,” the declassified report reveals, a CIA officer “reportedly used a ‘pressure point’ technique: with both of his hands on the detainee’s neck, [he] manipulated his fingers to restrict the detainee’s carotid artery.” Another agent “watched his eyes to the point that the detainee would nod and start to pass out; then ... shook the detainee to wake him. This process was repeated for a total of three applications on the detainee.” The CIA’s rinse-lather-repeat approach to torture is reminiscent of Dr. Sigmund Rascher’s experiments at Dachau and a parallel project conducted by the Japanese Imperial Army’s infamous Unit 731 in occupied Manchuria in 1942-43. Rascher, who was tried for war crimes after World War II, froze or lashed detainees nearly to death, then revived them over and over. German and Japanese doctors developed detailed protocols governing the severity of exposure to which inmates could be subjected—protocols seized by U.S. occupation forces and turned over to

Also reminiscent of Nazism is the utter absence of firewalls that has come to characterize the behavior of top government officials. Totalitarian regimes like Nazi Germany corrupt the judiciary by using the courts to carry out political policy. Beginning under Bush and now under Obama, judicial independence has been eradicated. On Aug. 28, The New York Times reported: “In July, Leon E. Panetta, the CIA director, tried to head off the investigation [of the CIA’s torture program], administration officials said. He sent the CIA’s top lawyer, Stephen W. Preston, to [the Department of] Justice to persuade aides to Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. to abandon any plans for an inquiry.” There’s a term for this: obstruction of justice. You’re not supposed to try to influence the outcome of an investigation. It was count six of the impeachment proceedings against President Richard Nixon. To Holder’s credit, he has appointed a special prosecutor. To his discredit, the focus of the investigation is narrow: He will only go after officials who went beyond the Bush administration’s over-the-top torture directives (which allow, as seen above, freezing people to death). He does not plan to go after the worst criminals, who are the Bush administration lawyers and officials, including Bush and Dick Cheney themselves, who ordered the war crimes—much less those like Obama who are currently covering them up. He should change his mind. While he’s at it, he should throw Leon Panetta in jail. Holder’s brief currently involves just 20 cases, which include detainees who were murdered by the CIA. But even those will be tough to prosecute, reports The New York Times: “Evidence, witnesses and even the bodies of the victims of alleged abuses have not been found in all cases.” Because, you see, the bodies were burned and dumped. They—the CIA—are Nazis for committing the crimes. And we are Nazis for not giving a damn. Only one-third of Americans told the April 27 CBS News/New York Times poll that there ought to be an investigation of Bushera war crimes—and they don’t care enough to march in the streets, much less break a few windows. So few of my columns on torture have been reprinted by American newspapers or Web sites that I seriously contemplated not bothering to write this one. We have met the Nazis, and they are us.

the OSS, predecessor of the CIA. So it was in the CIA’s prisons at Guantanamo, Bagram, Diego Garcia, Eastern Europe, Thailand and elsewhere. (Or, to be more accurate, so it is. George W. Bush publicly banned torture in 2006, but we know it was still going on as of 2007. President Barack Obama supposedly banned it again earlier this year, but then his CIA director Leon Panetta told Congress the agency reserves the right to keep doing it. Until the entire secret prison network is dismantled and every single prisoner released, it would be absurd to assume that torture is not continuing.) Among the verbal treasures in the CIA papers is the “Water Dousing” section of the “Guidelines on Medical and Psychological Support to Detainee Rendition, Interrogation and Detention,” which “allow for water to be applied using either a hose connected to tap water, or a bottle or similar container as the water source.” Ah, the glorious war on terror. Detainees may be soaked in water as cold as 41 degrees Fahrenheit for as long as 20 minutes—no longer, no colder. For the record, the CIA’s medical expertise is about as reliable as its legal and moral sense. Forty-one degrees is bracingly cold; 41 was the temperature of the Hudson River when US Airways Flight 1549 crashed into it earlier this year. (Remember the ice floes?) “Generally, a person can survive in 41-degree water for 10, 15 or 20 minutes,” Dr. Christopher McStay, an emergency room physician at New York City’s Bellevue Hospital told Scientific American magazine. Like its Gestapo and SS antecedents, the CIA is highly bureaucratic. CIA employees were informed that “advance headquarters approval is required to use any physical pressures [against prisoners].” And those permissions came from the very top of the chain of command: the White House, which ordered the Office of Legal Counsel and other legal branches of the federal government to draft “CYA” memoranda. The memos, wrote Joshua L. Dratel in his introduction to “The Torture Papers: The Road to Abu Ghraib,” Ted Rall, president of the Association of a compilation of memos authorizing torture of Muslim detainees, reflect “a wholly result- American Editorial Cartoonists, is author of oriented system in which policy makers start the books To Afghanistan and Back and Silk Road to Ruin. with an objective and work backward.”

NOTE An Oregon fan left messages around midnight for multiple BW employees after last week’s Boise State game. Here’s an amusing excerpt from one of his rants: “... Dude we had two interceptions that were called back. Look at the fucking tape. You guys are a fucking bunch of whores in Idaho. Mark Fuhrman mother fuckers. Fuck all you. Fuck your blue carpet and guess what? We’ll knock your ass out, we just did, you piece of shit. Fuck Boise, fuck Idaho, fuck Boise State, fuck all you guys. You guys all suck cock. You’re a bunch of mother fuckers. Homophobic fucking racist mother fuckers ... We’ll never play ya again cuz it’s a rigged game when you got WAC officials.” Moral of the story? Never take football or your voice mail too seriously. —Rachael Daigle WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM

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A week into Idaho’s first wolf hunt since the species was declared recovered, hunters have shot only three wolves. Wolves in the Lolo and Sawtooth zones were killed on opening morning, Sept. 1, and a second wolf was shot in the northeast Idaho Lolo Zone since then. Idaho Department of Fish and Game sold almost 14,000 tags as of press time, though fewer than 200 out-of-state tags, which cost $186 each, had been sold. A Fish and Game spokesman theorized that out-of-state hunters will buy wolf tags when they come to hunt elk later in the fall. Fish and Game has also reserved 100 tags— the first 100 issued—for auction, to help support the wolf management and conservation program. So Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter, who promised to bid on the first one, may still have a chance to do so when sportsman’s groups auction the tags. Otter gubernatorial opponent Rex Rammell criticized the governor for not going out and buying the first tag like he’d promised. Fish and Game was inundated with press inquiries as the season opened, but the calls quickly faded when it became clear the wolf hunt would not be an overnight slaughter. Fish and Game has fielded calls from across the country, including one from a woman in Florida interested in using birth control, rather than hunting, to control wolf populations. She asserted in her message that it was not a prank call.

BOISE DETOX CENTER UNDER WAY The city broke ground on a new Substance Abuse and Mental Health Crisis Center on Sept. 8, as BW went to press, a joint project between Boise, Ada County, the state, Eagle and Meridian. It also includes some federal funding. Terry Reilly Health Services will manage the Detox Center, as it is known, once construction is complete. The facility will provide both substance abuse and mental health treatment, with 20 beds, as well as out-patient care. It is located at 320 N. Allumbaugh St. The building will cost about $2.7 million and operation of the center is estimated at $1.8 million per year.

STATE REVENUES WAY DOWN Gov. Otter announced a $173 million shortfall in the state revenues at the beginning of September, meaning state economists fear the 2010 fiscal year, which began July 1, will require adjustments to the current state budget. The Legislature set the budget assuming a $49.5 million surplus at the end of the fiscal year, but that figure is now projected as a $151.4 million shortfall. The governor could order holdbacks, seek other cost saving methods or use rainy day funds, which were held during the last legislative session in anticipation of further shortfalls. “We have been here before. We have the experience, the tools and the commitment needed to address this situation while maintaining necessary public services,” Otter said in a statement. “We are fortunate to be far better off than most other states, thanks to sound, conservative fiscal management and a strong understanding of government’s limited role in people’s lives. Our job is not to protect government, but rather to protect the people who pay for government, as well as those who rely on it. These difficult economic times require that we work even more closely together toward those goals.” —Nathaniel Hoffman

war in Iraq U.S. CASUALTIES: As of Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, 4,341 U.S. service members (including 31 Idahoans) have died since the war in Iraq began in March 2003: 3,469 in combat and 872 from noncombat-related incidents and accidents. Injured service members total 31,495. In the last week, one U.S. soldiers died. Since President Barack Obama was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 112 soldiers have died. Source: U.S. Dept. of Defense IRAQI CIVILIAN DEATHS: Estimated between 93,040 and 101,537. Source: iraqbodycount.net COST OF IRAQ WAR: $907,074,413,508 Source: costofwar.com

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TREE CITY Who cares for Boise’s dead and dying trees?

Idaho Department of Lands’ Urban Forestry Department before moving to the city two years ago. Though dozens of maples in the downtown core are scorched, they are not dead. Cook is looking for alternative funding to giant elm will be felled in Julia Davis Park later this month replace them with a smaller leaved or heartier tree—the smaller to make way for improvements to the Zoo Boise driveway. leaved locusts handle Boise summers better. Three young honey locust trees on the Grove Plaza are But there are other issues with the downtown trees, including an dead, and dozens of downtown Norway maples are browning in antiquated sprinkler system and people who lock their bikes to the the heat of summer. trees, scraping off bark in the process. While cutting down the elm is part of a Boise City CouncilCity foresters will inspect trees in public areas—trees that are approved plan to straighten up the park road in front of the zoo, on the median or within the right-of-way in front of homes or it is unclear who is responsible for other downtown trees or what businesses—but owners must pay for tree care. Cook said her happened to the Grove trees. department will step in if a tree “I think there needs to be a poses a danger to the public. consistent conclusion of who The three dead trees on the needs to do what,” said Phil Grove remain a mystery. KushKushlan, executive director of lan said they have collected soil Capital City Development Corsamples and are having tests poration. “I’m less concerned done to see if a foreign subabout how it comes out as it stance was added to the soil. needs to have an outcome.” Cook said something like CCDC is in charge of the hot grease in the tree well could trees on the Grove, though the have killed them. They will be city’s Community Forestry Unit replaced in the spring, or as monitors them as well. Boise soon as it is possible to replant, property owners—both comKushlan said. mercial and residential—are At the zoo, Parks and Rec responsible for the care of trees is straightening Zoo Drive, readjacent to their property, but moving an island and providing many are not aware of that. more parking spots in front of Debbie Cook, City of Boise forestry specialist, examines downtown trees. Kushlan said CCDC has the zoo. The $138,000 project been in conversations with the includes removing 14 red maples city over tree jurisdiction for a long time. Last year, CCDC paid and ashes by the zoo entrance, and one large elm on the park side to have all the trees along the north side of Idaho Street, between that bulges into the curb. Some of the trunks and limbs will be Ninth and 10th streets taken out and replaced with locusts. The used for displays at Zoo Boise. Boise forestry department assisted with the replanting. The value of the 15 trees to be removed is estimated at “The goal that we have is to replace every tree that we remove,” $34,000—an equal value of trees will be planted to mitigate for the said Debbie Cook, a forestry specialist in the city’s Parks and Rec- removal, according to Parks and Rec. reation Department. Cook said that Boise makes urban trees a priority because they Cook said the stress on the downtown maples stems from two capture storm water, which aids the sewer system; they take parfactors: They are planted in a small box, leaving little room for ticulates out of the air; they keep cars cooler, which cuts down on roots to grow, and they have large leaves that are susceptible to emissions; they protect asphalt from the sun and they look good. scorching. “Canopy cover is part of our goal,” Cook said. “Trees make an “We hate to lose trees this size,” said Cook, who worked in the incredible difference.”

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resident Barack Obama urged students to stay in school, study hard and ask lots of questions, prompting a short discussion at Fairmont Jr. High School in Boise where students were impressed with Obama’s personal story and that of Michael Jordan and J.K. Rowling. “I never would have guessed that about him,” said Jacob DahlBuffington, 12. “That his family didn’t go to college.” Obama’s address to the nation’s school children was met with objections from conservative talk radio hosts, prompting schools in several states, including Idaho, to not air it. Kacey Schneidt, principal at Siena Elementary School in Meridian banned the president’s speech on advice of about 15 calls to the school. “Only one teacher really wanted to do it,” Schneidt said, citing the short time frame to prepare a lesson on the speech. She said parents can watch the speech with the children at home. Mountain View High School in Meridian also declined to show the speech, but principal Aaron Maybon said it would be shown in the auditorium twice for any students who wanted to watch. Maybon said no teachers had shown an interest in showing the speech, but two Meridian teachers said they were never asked. Amy Kohlmeier, principal at Fairmont in Boise said the opposition to the speech and the fact that several schools chose not to show it was both troubling and disturbing. “This is a great opportunity to have the president of the United States talk about the things that we talk about every day at this school,” Kohlmeier said.

Four Fairmont parents opted out. One Washington Elementary School parent was concerned about an opt out form that the school sent home for parents not wanting their kids to see the speech, particularly since the only other opt out she’s ever gotten was for HIV/AIDS prevention education. “I don’t get an opt out if I don’t want my child to pledge allegiance to the flag,” said Boise parent Julie Gill. “They don’t bother to let me know if the governor speaks to our kids, if the mayor speaks to the kids ... why the leader of our country?” In a discussion of the speech in Paul Altorfer’s seventh grade college prep class at Fairmont, one student pointed out that since presidents don’t really write their own speeches, any president could have delivered a similar message. Some college-age tutors who help in the class also raised a few objections to the president’s delivery. On Obama’s admonition that failing in school was failing the nation, Ally Perry, 20, said that was not necessarily a positive message for young students. “That’s a lot of pressure that they would be failing their country,” she said. And Anthony D’Amato, 20, added that Obama’s definition of success—famous athlete, author, doctor or lawyer—is not the only route to success. “If we don’t ‘succeed’ it’s like they’re saying we’re not trying hard,” he said. Idaho Secretary of Public Instruction Tom Luna also attended the speech at Fairmont, praising the president’s message about not quitting in school. “The president’s own story is compelling,” Luna said. The speech, broadcast in public schools across the nation, ended with the usual religious disclaimer: “God bless you, God bless America.” WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM

CITIZENBOISE INTERVIEW BY MATHIAS MORACHE

RACHAEL BICKERTON

How long have you been stateside? Since 2001. I was obviously educated in England. I took an undergraduate in law, practiced for a big city firm, then I went to work for BMG music and RCA records. The most famous product there is probably Simon Cowell. BMG then moved me to New York in 2001, and I was involved in digital distribution. BMG merged with Sony so I moved to L.A. for Rhino Entertainment, where I was vice president of business affairs. One of the deals we did was acquire the Grateful Dead catalog. I met my husband in L.A., then moved back to BMG in London. By that point, I’d come to visit Boise, and we just wanted to move here. So while I was in London, we spent the whole time planning how we could move out of the music industry. So we did a year and a half ago, and I got this job and here I am. I love Boise and I love my job. I couldn’t be happier. Where in England are you from? Originally form Woodbridge, Suffolk, East Anglia, which is the eastern bump on England. When I was 15, I moved to London, so I finished school in London and I went to university in southern England and finished off school, then moved back to London. So I probably count myself as a Londoner. How has it been adapting to the Boise weather? I love it. It’s perfect because when I moved from England to New York, I loved the fact that it was sunny all the time but hated the humidity and wasn’t too keen on the cold wind that whips down the avenues. So I moved to L.A., and the rainy season is just awful, and in Boise it’s just the best of everything. I love the dry heat. We ski, so I love the winter. It was very easy to adapt. I think it helps,

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though, for five days a week having an air-conditioned office. And then on the weekends I’m out in the Foothills, and the heat is more bearable when you’re out and about. You’re the first director Boise State has had for this program? This position is new. Obviously, we’ve been licensing our trademarks for a while, long before I came along. Since the Fiesta Bowl win in 2007, our trademark revenue has more than doubled. We have now more than 335 licensees registered to produce official Boise State products. So I was hired basically because our trademark program has become so big. Athletics [Department] had handled it very well previously, but they have a lot going on. So it was thought we should have someone solely dedicated to working with potential licensees. That’s one of my roles, to help explain to people how to get licensed and to explain what one can and can’t do with our trademarks. I’ve said elsewhere that our trademark licensing program funds student scholarships. How does it come to your attention when someone uses a logo without permission? Quite often either I’ll see them when I’m out and about, or people contact me. The way to identify a licensed product is there’s a holograph that says “officially licensed product.” Often if people see, for example, T-shirts that don’t have that hologram or that have a slogan that doesn’t feel like it would be something Boise State would support, or a service that implies it’s associated with Boise State, people will contact me. In most cases, these issues are resolved pretty quickly. Once I know about something, it’s a phone call or a letter and we either get them licensed or they change how they’re presenting their product or service, so lawsuits are very few and far between. It’s really about education.

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Every T-shirt, water bottle or lawn gnome decked out in a blue and orange Boise State logo had to meet the approval of Rachael Bickerton, director of trademark licensing and enforcement at Boise State. Bickerton protects the good name of the university and makes sure that any time the logo appears on a product, the proceeds go to the school and student scholarships. Since moving to Boise from London, Bickerton has earned the alias “The Enforcer,” complete with a blue and orange cape.

We have a weekly column on our online newsletter called “Ask the Enforcer.” It’s kinda been a good way to educate people because I’d rather focus on the good part of my job rather than being viewed as the police. So that’s my alter ego. So what is a typical day for The Enforcer? It changes daily. I try to spend most of my time on licensing. I approve every single design that comes through, every T-shirt, card, decal, every bobble-head doll and garden gnome. It amazes me what people license. I’ll check to see that the trademark is represented properly and whether it’s a product we want our trademark logo or colors to be associated with. I will respond to licensing inquiries where people want to know how to get a license. And then I’ll also deal with queries from people where “I saw this, this doesn’t feel right,” and then I work with Athletics [Department] on their sponsorship deals and marketing campaigns, and work a lot with the Bronco Shop for what new products they want so I can find licensees to provide those products. What’s your favorite Boise State product? Everyone at the university knows that I love the Boise State garden gnome. Garden gnomes are very English. There’s kinda been a joke from a movie, was it Amelie, where someone stole a gnome and then they’d take pictures and send the postcard back, so I took him to London and I took pictures of the gnome around London. That’s my personal favorite.

They call you “The Enforcer”? This arose out of an internal joke. My full title is “director of trademark licensing and enforcement.” Someone once referred to me as “The Enforcer,” and the title stuck. And then for Halloween, I made a blue and orange cape. I had McU’s To contact The Enforcer about obtainscreen print a logo on it, and I actually ing a license or to report a logo infraction, had to pay royalties on getting the logo printed. And we’ve kinda had fun with it. e-mail her at theenforcer@boisestate.edu.

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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.

FORGERY SUSPECT NABBED AT COURTHOUSE EXIT We’d be the first to admit: Desperate times require desperate measures. But forging an Ada County District Court document? Just to get a job? With a nonprofit? That’s one of the felonies Brock P. Nelson is accused of. According to the Boise Police Department, the 31-year-old Boisean was looking for work with a local charitable agency. He allegedly provided a bogus document stating his past criminal history—which would have prohibited his employment—had been expunged. But his involvement with city cops doesn’t end there. Nelson is also facing separate charges of falsifying documents, including a check and a contract, related to a fraudulent real estate transaction. At least officers knew where to find Nelson. On Sept. 1, they caught up with him as he left the Ada County Courthouse. He’d just survived a hearing in which his sentencing on the earlier forgery charge had been delayed. Unfortunately, detectives fear Nelson may have more victims. Those with information regarding deals he may be involved in are asked to contact BPD’s financial crimes detectives.

POLICE ARREST ALLEGED BOISE IDENTITY THIEF

The story’s a familiar one. Loss-prevention employees see two suspects enter store. Conceal merchandise. Leave without paying. An 18-year-old Boise woman made the ride to Barrister’s breezy bungalow Sept. 2 for a late-night booking date on felony burglary charges.

VIDEO VOYEURISM LANDS BOISEAN BEHIND BARS If ever you’re tempted to point and shoot with your handy-dandy cell phone camera, think twice. Your little bit of seemingly harmless fun could be anything but. Just ask the 30-year-old Boise man arrested Sept. 3 on a video voyeurism charge. He’s accused of waiting until female visitors to his 34th Street house politely excused themselves to powder their noses. That’s when he allegedly booked it outside to point his cell phone through the bathroom window to record his guests’ private activities. A complaint was filed March 30, 2009, but the creep show had allegedly been going on since December 2007. After reviewing investigative information, prosecutors issued the arrest warrant. And the charge is a felony. Like we said: Think twice.

COPS FOIL BURGLARY SUSPECT’S ESCAPE

And speaking of bathroom windows, that’s where a 24-year-old Boise man’s attempt to Can you say “misappropriation of identifying elude arrest ended. information”? The victim in a recent identity Officers investigating a Sept. 3 burglary theft probably can’t. Because it’s a child. at a home on the 3100 block of Centennial The suspect, a 38-year-old Boise man, alAvenue identified two suspects, our aforemenlegedly used a child’s information to fraudutioned window climber and a 37-year-old Boise lently obtain a credit card. And proceeded to woman. They’re accused of lifting a TV, two charge roughly $800 in merchandise on it. laptops and other personal items. The county prosecutor’s office issued a feloPolice located the female suspect at a ny arrest warrant. The knock at the door came residence on the 3100 block of South Apple. Sept. 2. Our suspect was behind bars shortly It turns out the male was home, too. Just after noon, in time for an after-lunch nap. hiding—in the bathroom. He refused to come Note to identity thieves: Stealing makes you out. The door, anyway. He was caught using scum. Stealing from babies makes you diaper- the emergency exit. pail scum. Just thought you should know. And because the contents of his pockets included a knife, he now faces a concealedweapon charge in addition to burglary and SHOPLIFTING SUSPECT resisting/obstructing police. IDENTIFIED, APPREHENDED The date: Nov. 18, 2008. The place: an Tell BW your true crime stories. E-mail unidentified “retail outlet” on the 300 block of editor@boiseweekly.com. Milwaukee. The crime: shoplifting.

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another thought. During my entire four years at college, I only took one math class. In the nine years since earning my creative to top it. writing degree, I’ve been a journalist in the Math relay. Boise area. In that time, I’ve broken some It is exactly as geeky as it sounds. A series major stories. (Remember the second Boise of algebra problems were written on the black- Tower developer having five bankruptcies and board for each school’s team. Then I and three then going into foreclosure on the Hole? That other seventh-graders proudly represented was totally me.) I’ve done stories on pit bull the West Junior High Bullpups by running up maulings, on a man who was struck by lightto the board, grabbing a piece of chalk and ning, on an escaped alligator roaming Nampa furiously scribbling on the board, manipulatneighborhoods. I’ve raised awareness of ecoing the variables until the solution for “x =” nomic and political issues, written stories that was circled at the bottom. Then we ran back inspired people, and won awards. and tagged the next person on our team, who But none of that meant much when I sprinted to the board to attack the next prob- was let go from my full-time job and had to lem, chalk in hand. compete with a gazillion laid-off reporters for I had plenty of nerd cred in junior high and reporting positions. I can speak from personal high school. I took accelerated algebra and experience when I say the competition for even calculus. I won Borah’s physics prize—a copy for part-time jobs at newspapers in Boise is of a biography of Richard Feynman. extremely heavy. But by the time I got to college, I had also Unfortunately, I can’t make a living writing started writing a lot of poetry and some short freelance stories for the Boise Weekly. I tried fiction. I decided to pursue a creative writapplying for a few journalism jobs out of state and was on the short list for a tech reporter Rose Penwell has joined the parade of adults returning to school hoping a new degree will mean a new future. ing degree and barely gave math and science WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM

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Ellie Pierce is using Boise State’s General Studies Program to customize her degree.

position in San Jose. But I soon realized that I wasn’t excited about a new job in a new city. I was dreading and grieving the prospect of leaving Boise. At the same time, I was pondering something I’d often wondered while I was still a full-time reporter: What would my life be like if I’d pursued math and science and explored that side of my brain? I finally started asking myself another question: Why don’t I find out? A lot of the technology entrepreneurs I interviewed as a reporter told me that Boise needs more people with computer science degrees. One of my former newspaper colleagues was also pursuing a computer science degree at the time, and my interest was piqued. So I enrolled at Boise State for the spring semester as a second-degree-seeking student and declared a major in computer science. Suddenly, after almost a decade, there I was back in school, handling caustic chemicals and radioactive substances in chem lab and staying up late to write essays and mathematical proofs. That makes me one of more than 200 students going to Boise State this year for a second degree. University President Bob Kustra said in his State of the University address Aug. 20 that this fall, Boise State has seen an astonishing 46 percent increase in enrollment of students seeking a second degree. I thought it would be awkward sitting in classes with kids 10 years younger than me. Instead, I’ve been surprised by how many adults have been in most of my classes. I’ve met women who are getting back into the workforce after raising their families, men making new lives for themselves after years in the military, and laid-off Micron employees taking technology classes to help them form new ventures. And, like me, there are victims of the economy who decided to do something altogether different with their lives after they were laid off or let go. Last May, my friend Kevin Labrum was laid off at The Cop Shop after eight years of working there, and just six months after the business was sold to new owners. “I never would have left the security of a job to go back to school,” Labrum said. “When you own a house ...” his wife, Kim Labrum, added. “And pay bills ...” Kevin said. “It’s even scarier in this job market,” Kim said. Kevin has had a taste of just how tough the job market is. “I was looking every day, and there was just nothing out there and I finally just went ...” he trailed off, making a dismissive gesture. “The only stuff out there is jobs that pay far less, and they can pay someone else to do it for a lot less.” The Labrums didn’t make the decision for Kevin to go back to school lightly. It was only after months of searching that they decided he

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should pick up where he left off in 1987. That was when Kevin dropped out of Boise State, with a year and a half to go on a business administration degree. This time, though, it was time for a different direction. “All you had to do is look at my grades,” he said. “There was no real commitment on my part.” It was easy for Kevin to figure out what to do this time. He’s been active in community theater in Boise for years. He starred in Absence of a Cello and The Movie Game earlier this year at Stage Coach Theatre, and he’s directing the September show at Stage Coach, Duck Hunter Shoots Angel. Ten days before he was laid off, Kevin went to visit an old friend who works as a professor. He sat in on some of his friend’s classes, and for once had the chance to experience things from the teacher’s side of the classroom. “This feels really good,” he said. Kevin realized he enjoys sharing his experience and that teaching might not be a bad fit. Kevin is enrolled in classes for the fall, when he’ll be studying theater arts and secondary education. He has his core requirements out of the way because of his prior years at Boise State, and he will have to go to school a lot longer for his new degree than for business administration. But it’s worth it, he said. “You should go to school to get an education in something you enjoy,” Kevin Labrum said. “The first time, I didn’t do that. I did a degree in something I thought would make me a lot of money.” Adults, like Kevin and me, who have decided to make a change in their lives are driving major enrollment increases at colleges and universities in the Treasure Valley. College of Western Idaho officials announced in August that 3,500 students are enrolled for fall, three times the number that enrolled for spring semester. The community college announced it would increase class capacity by 20 percent to meet the demand. Boise State had a 4-percent increase in traditional student enrollment this fall, not including the addition of approximately 90 new students returning to college for their second degree. “The combination of College of Western Idaho and Boise State available to students is an effective way to meet the needs of the community,” Boise State Communications Director Frank Zang said. “We want to meet the educational needs of our citizens and the workforce needs of the business sector.” Both schools are providing new opportunities to adults going back to school. CWI opened last January and is offering more opportunities for Treasure Valley residents to get professional and technical degrees. CWI and other community colleges like Treasure Valley Community College tend to be geared to adults going back to school. CWI’s new president, Dr. Berton Glandon, said in a State of the School address that at WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM

the last community college where he served as president, Arapahoe Community College near Denver, typically 70 percent of the students already had a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or Ph.D. “Why are they back at a community college?” he asked. “I’ll never forget talking to a Ph.D. in philosophy who said, ‘I’m taking the welding program so I can go to work.’ I said, ‘Good for you.’” Boise State is also providing new options for adults looking to go back to school and finish up degrees they already started. A year ago, Boise State added a new Bachelor of General Studies program specifically targeting adults who have already taken at least 60 college credits and have several years of life experience outside college. They can design their own degree that incorporates their prior classes, allowing them to graduate sooner. Brent Parkin is one returning student using Boise State’s general studies program. “This is kind of a dream come true,” said Parkin, whose struggle with cancer might have made it impossible for him to earn his bachelor’s without the general studies program. Several years ago, Parkin and his wife decided to go back to school together. Parkin was a high school dropout, but he earned his GED and an associate’s degree from Treasure Valley Community College. But recurring bouts with melanoma interrupted his course work as he was pursuing his bachelor’s degree. “It seems like every other semester, it would flare up and I’d have to go in for surgery,” Parkin said. “It’s been seven years,” he said. “I should have my doctorate.” Hospitalizations made it difficult for Parkin to follow a traditional degree program. “I almost gave up on my degree,” he said. But Parkin was working toward something big. Parkin’s parents both worked in education, and his father taught summer school for special-needs students. After Parkin dropped out of school and served a mission in Australia, his father asked him to help out in the summer school program. Parkin is proud of his work in the program. “I worked one-on-one with one student to keep him out of danger and develop behaviors to help him function in society,” he said. The experience inspired Parkin to work with at-risk youth and kids with autism and Down syndrome for eight years at schools in Meridian, Middleton and San Clemente, Calif. “I’ve seen family members get some pretty nasty divorces ... kids that are at risk and in broken homes,” he said. “I have a passion for that, to make sure they have every opportunity to be successful.” His experience with kids in the middle of messy divorces made him think he could do the most good for kids if he changed careers and specialized in family law. Parkin’s general studies adviser helped him design a program that worked with the classes he’d been able to take at Boise State and let him craft his own major geared to family law—a mix of psychology, law and family studies. He’s studying for the LSAT now and hopes to be able to enroll in law school in 2010, when Concordia University plans to open a law school in Boise. “I’m just fueled by finishing,” Parkin said. Another one of the hundreds of adults going back to school at Boise State is Rose Penwell. She’s using the same general studies program to help her finish a bachelor’s degree that she started almost 10 years ago. Penwell started a teaching degree, following in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother, both of whom were teachers. But she was going to school on and off. After 10 years, some of her credits will begin to expire, so she wanted to complete her degree right away and get her credits locked in. All she had to do was finish her student teaching, but she couldn’t do that when she was on call as a midwife. Penwell found her passion in midwifery, and has worked with Mercy in Action—a nonprofit that provides services at clinics in WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM

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the Philippines, Southeast Asia and Mexico, and founded by her mother-in-law—for years. Penwell always wanted to ďŹ nish her degree in education because Mercy in Action has a midwifery school. She’d like to teach the midwifery model of care to people in other countries so they can continue to provide needed services. With the deadline to lock in her classes looming, and having trouble meeting the student teaching requirements because of her on-call schedule, she realized designing her own degree under the general studies program was her best option to give her a exible program she could ďŹ nish. She customized her degree to include teaching, medical anthropology, foreign languages like Tagalog, childhood development and multicultural perspectives. Boise State is also one of many colleges and universities that offer the Federal TRIO Program, which is designed to help low-income, ďŹ rst-generation and minority students. The TRIO program can be a good option for nontraditional students, said Ellie Pierce, an administrative assistant at Boise State’s School of Social Work. She said she hopes her husband, Shane Pierce, will be able to take advantage of the program. “My husband is a classic [case],â€? she said. Shane dropped out of high school and worked for several years in the construction industry. But he had a series of knee injuries while working for a couple different companies. For the ďŹ rst two injuries, workman’s compensation paid for repair surgeries. But on the third, the workman’s compensation provider paid him just $7,000 for an injury that required a total knee replacement worth $25,000. The family scraped together the rest of the money on their own. “He was kicked to the curb by the private workman’s comp company,â€? Ellie said. Not long after that, Shane went to work for a different company that laid him off when construction work dried up. Shane is ďŹ nishing up work on his GED, and he and Ellie hope he can ďŹ nish it in time for next spring semester at Boise State, where he will be a ďŹ rst-generation college student with an undeclared major. Ellie is going back to school as well, using the general studies program. She’s designing her degree with psychology, management and leadership training classes and statistics, which she hopes will help in her career advancement at Boise State. She’d like to go on to get her master’s degree in academic advising. She’s excited that Shane will be going to school with her. “I’m not sure what Shane’s going to go into,â€? she said. “He’s a blank slate.â€? She said she’s not going to try to push him into one area of study or another. “The last thing I want to do is say, ‘Oh, I know exactly what you should do,’â€? she said. But in some ways, it doesn’t matter what he chooses to study. “Any degree helps earning potential,â€? she said. “Having a degree would help me anywhere.â€? And while a degree certainly helps, sometimes, a second one is necessary—as I found out. I may have made up my mind what degree to pursue, but beyond that, like Shane Pierce, I don’t have a lot of direction yet. I don’t know exactly what I’ll be doing with my degree. What I do know is that I’m enjoying the process. I’ve learned to write a few minor Java programs, and since I didn’t know the ďŹ rst thing about code a year ago, I always get a little thrill when they work like they’re supposed to. I’m working hands-on with wires and chips in one of my labs. And I’m back doing math again. I’m computing the value of three-dimensional objects in calculus, and I’ve also learned that 1 + 1 = 1 (at least in Boolean arithmetic). It’s the sort of thing that almost makes you want to sprint up to the blackboard, chalk in hand, solve a problem, and then run back to high-ďŹ ve your teammates. Almost. I’m not that much of a geek anymore. WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM

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10 THURSDAY SALMON FEAST After 2,000 fifth-graders and their parents and teachers spend three days learning about the biological, historical, economic and cultural importance of salmon and steelhead to the region, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game will host a huge dinner where the public can sample the silvery swimmers they’ve just learned so much about. Fred Meyer has donated the salmon for the barbecue from 5:30-8 p.m., and the grill will be manned by Murphy’s Seafood Bar and Grill. 5:30-8 p.m., $10 adult, $5 kids, Idaho Fish and Game Headquarters, 600 S. Walnut St., Boise, fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/ education/ssdays.

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Faulkner and Blaze and Kelly. Friday, Sept. 11 and Saturday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., FREE, Julia Davis Park. For a detailed schedule of events, check out the Art in the Park insert in the Sept. 2 issue of Boise Weekly.

1. SEPT. 14 National Cream-filled Donut Day 2. SEPT. 15 Felt Hat Day 3. SEPT. 20 National Punch Day 4. SEPT. 21 World Gratitude Day and International Banana Festival

12 SATURDAY BIG ONES, FAT ONES, SMALL ONES Sick of freeloading worms wriggling through your backyard soil without earning their keep? Well, then, it’s time you put them to work. This Saturday at the Foothills Learning Center, you can learn about the art of vermiculture, or using worms to speed up your composting process. You can also glean info about normal backyard composting from master composter Mike Jackson and learn the importance of buying local

5. SEPT. 23 Dogs In Politics Day 6. SEPT. 25 National Comic Book Day 7. SEPT. 28 Ask A Stupid Question Day —Source: September is Be Kind To Editors and Writers Month, library.thinkquest.org/2886/sep.htm

If you’ve unfurled the Boise Open Studios Collective Organization’s artist map in years past and become panic-stricken at the idea of plotting an efficient and diverse studio-viewing route, BOSCO organizers are hoping to ease your stress. They’re hosting an Open Studios Reception at the Linen Building where the public can browse work from the 32 artists who will participate in the seventh Open Studios Saturday, Oct. 3 to Monday, Oct. 5. 6-9 p.m., FREE, The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., 208-3850111. For more information on BOSCO, visit boiseopenstudios.com.

11 FRIDAY13 SUNDAY ART IN THE PARK With 270 artists scheduled to set up their wares in Julia Davis Park, including 43 newbies, Art in the Park will turn downtown into a Petri dish of art lovers, baby strollers and street food vendors. Last year alone, Boise Art Museum estimates the event drew in 250,000 attendees over the course of the weekend. After scoring some sweet new sculptures for your cabin in McCall, wind down with the sounds of Rebecca Scott, The 45’s, Stoney Holiday, Voice of Reason, B-3 Side, Tauge and

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produce from farmer Mary Rohlfing. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., FREE, Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road. For more information, call 208-514-3755 or visit cityofboise. org/Bee/Foothills.

12 SATURDAY OUTTHINK. OUTMANEUVER. DESTROY. Whiz kids: Grab your protective goggles. Things are a-bot to get messy. Robot enthusiasts from near and far will come to watch their creations duke it out in a variety of competitions. Humans pay $35 to enter their circuit board progeny into battle, and the robots are divided into three different size categories: Bug (less than 3 pounds), Kitty (less than 15 pounds) and Beast (up to 100 pounds). Those who have no desire to create their own robot death machines can throw down $5 to sit back and enjoy the spectacle. The music starts with Floomdorm opening for New Radiant Storm King, which features Peyton Pinkerton of Pernice Brothers and Silver Jews. 2-8 p.m., $35 entrants, $5 spectators, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City. For more information, visit reuseum.com.

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wednesday FESTIVALS & EVENTS THE BEATLES LISTENING PARTY— Listen to both the original and the newly remastered Beatles’ albums pumped through an audiophile stereo system. 4-7 p.m., FREE, The Record Exchange, 1105 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-344-8010, www. therecordexchange.com. IDAHO SALMON AND STEELHEAD DAYS—The event celebrates the history and cultural significance of the fish. Sept. 9-11, FREE, fishandgame.idaho.gov. Idaho Fish and Game, 600 S. Walnut St., Boise. STAYIN’ ALIVE AFTER FIVE POOL PARTY— Take a dip in the water and enjoy music by Ben Burdick. 6-10 p.m., Owyhee Plaza Hotel, 1109 Main St., Boise, 208-343-4611, www. owyheeplaza.com.

ON STAGE 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. 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.

TALKS & LECTURES HEALTH-CARE REFORM PUBLIC FORUM—Idaho Health Care for All hosts a panel of speakers discussing affordable and accessible health care. 6:30-8 p.m., FREE, www.idahohealthcareforall.org. St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center, 190 E. Bannock St., Boise, 208-381-1200.

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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.

DORJE CHANG BUDDHA DISCOURSES—All are welcome to attend a lecture by Ven. Zhaxi Zhuoma Rinpoche 7-8:45 p.m., FREE, www. zhaxizhuoma.net, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4200, www. boisepubliclibrary.org.

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FESTIVALS & EVENTS 55TH ANNUAL ART IN THE PARK—Boise Art Museum’s Art in the Park festival fills the park with more than 250 artists offering artistic wares. See Page 15. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., FREE. Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise.

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thursday FESTIVALS & EVENTS 13TH ANNUAL IDAHO SALMON AND STEELHEAD DAYS SALMON BARBECUE—Support education programs by feasting on a salmon dinner. See Page 15. 5:30-8 p.m., $10 adult, $5 kids, $3 for hot dogs, fishandgame.idaho.gov. Idaho Fish and Game, 600 S. Walnut St., Boise. THURSDAY FARMERS MARKET—4-8 p.m., Capital City Public Market, Eighth Street, Boise, 208-345-9287, www. capitalcitypublicmarket.com.

ON STAGE DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL—The comedy follows the adventures of a tabloid journalist who tracks a couple of hunters 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. A TUNA CHRISTMAS—See Wednesday. 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. YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN—See the whole lovable group including Charlie Brown, Linus and Snoopy. The play is based on the comic strip, “Peanuts” by Charles Schultz. 7:30 p.m., $11 general, $9 seniors and students, Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208342-5104, www.boiselittletheater.org.

AN EVENING ON THE RIVER— The Idaho Conservation League’s annual fund-raising dinner includes locally grown food and wine by Tastevin Wine Merchants, live music by The Heard and Shaken Not Stirred, and a live auction is stocked with valuable items. 6-9 p.m., $75 per person, 208-345-6933, Ext. 16, www. wildidaho.or. Barber Park Education and Event Center, 4049 S. Eckert Road, Boise. FREEDOM FLIGHTERS UNITE—Sweetwater's Tropic Zone is raffling off airline tickets for a trip for two anywhere in the United States (restrictions apply). Participants may enter the drawing once per day in person at Sweetwater's Tropic Zone and must be present to win at the drawing tonight at 10 p.m. No purchase is necessary. Sweetwater's Tropic Zone, 210 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-4339194, www.sweetwaterstropiczone.com. SECOND ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE RODEO AND POW-MIA AWARENESS RALLY—The gates open at 4 p.m. on Friday night with music, entertainment, vendors and food, plus the chance to ride in a monster truck. On Saturday, Sept. 12, the festivities begin at 9 a.m. with a show-andshine. The event is to raise awareness for prisoners of war and to honor the armed forces. Sept. 11-13, $10 general, $5 children (6-12), bvpowmia.org. Gem County Fairgrounds, 2199 S. Johns Ave., Emmett, 208-365-6828.

ON STAGE COLLECTIVE SOULS— Alley Repertory Theater hosts Collective Souls, a launch party to introduce three new creative pillars supported by ART. Alley New Works is represented by a new musical titled Landlocked set in Boise, written by Heather Bauer with music by Bauer and Thomas Paul. Alley Underground includes a short piece by cartoonist E.J. Pettinger titled Skit/Skit. For Alley Mainstage, audiences will be treated to an excerpt from Three Tall Women by Edward Albee. Enjoy appetizers by Metro Gourmet before the show, and live music from Eric Ingersoll and Thomas Paul after the event. 8 p.m., $5-$15 sliding scale, 208-388-4278, www.alleyrep. org. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City. DISNEY’S GEPPETTO AND SON—Encore Theatre Company presents the beloved Disney musical based on the book by David L. Stern with music by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Wicked) about a man who wishes for a son and learns what it means to be a father. 7:30 p.m., $8 adults, $6 students, www.encoreetc. org. Northwest Nazarene University, 623 Holly St., Nampa, 208-467-8011.

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8 DAYS OUT 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. OPERA IDAHO—The performance features wife and husband opera stars, Rochelle Bard and Ken Mattice. Soprano Bard starred in Opera Idaho’s 2008 Lucia di Lammermoor. Baritone Mattice will be making his first appearance in Idaho. The recital features songs, arias and duets from classical and opera repertoire. 7:30 p.m., season tickets: $99 for six events, www.operaidaho.org. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454. SHINMYOUNG SAMULNORI TEAM— The Idaho Korean Association presents the Shinmyoung Samulnori Team, a professional band from Korea, performing a show celebrating the country's cultural and agricultural heritage. 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., FREE, Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Dr., Boise,

BOISE BASIN CORVAIR CLUB SHOW AND SHINE—Celebrate the 50th birthday of America’s most unique automobile at the annual show and shine. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., FREE. Storey Park, corner of Main Street and Franklin Road, Meridian. BOISE BOT COMPETITION—The Reuseum hosts a robot-building competition with live music by Floomdorm opening for New Radiant Storm King featuring Peyton Pinkerton of Pernice Brother and Silver Jews at 8:30 p.m. See Page 15. 2 p.m., $5 for spectators; $30 for robot building kit, www. reuseum.com. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297.

MERIDIAN FARMERS MARKET—9 a.m.-1 p.m., www. meridianfarmersmarket.com. Ustick Marketplace II, 3630 N. Eagle Road, Meridian. STAR TREK FESTIVAL— Resistance is futile. Beam over to the event and find Star Trek Club displays, refreshments and a best costume contest. 1 p.m., FREE. Library at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-562-4996. TREASURE VALLEY FLEA MARKET—Stock up on loot that can only be found at a bazaar. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., $2 general, $1 seniors, 208-939-6426, www. spectraproductions.com. Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City.

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SWEET CHARITY—Charity Hope Valentine, a character made famous by Shirley MacLaine in the movie version of the Broadway musical, is a girl who will do anything to get what she wants. 7:30 p.m., $15 adult, $14 senior and student; $20 door, 208468-2385, www.mtionline. org. Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa. A TUNA CHRISTMAS—See Wednesday. 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—See Thursday. 8 p.m., $11 general, $9 seniors and students. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, www. boiselittletheater.org.

AUDITIONS OPERA IDAHO—Linda Berg, director of Opera Idaho Children’s Choruses, is holding auditions for children in grades 2-10. Call to schedule an audition. Sept. 11-12. Opera Idaho, 513 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-345-3531, www. operaidaho.org.

CONCERTS DEL PARKINSON—Join Del Parkinson, piano, for the Bicentennial Birthday Bash to kick off Boise State’s Faculty Artist Series. The concert celebrates the work of Mendelssohn, Schumann, Chopin and Liszt. 7:30 p.m., $5 general, $3 seniors, FREE to students, Boise State faculty and staff. Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Campus Lane, Boise State campus.

ART OPEN STUDIOS RECEPTION—Visit with the artists of the Boise Open Studios Collective Organization. See Page 15. 6-9 p.m., FREE, 208-8309543, boiseopenstudios.org. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise.

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saturday FESTIVALS & EVENTS 55TH ANNUAL ART IN THE PARK—See Page 15. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., FREE. Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise.

BUG HARVEST DINNER 2009—Garden Bistro is the theme. The evening starts with wine and hors d’oeuvres in and around the garden followed by a bistro dinner under the stars with live music by Chuck Smith and Jonah Shue at 8 p.m. and a silent auction. Reserve a ticket by e-mail at bmorgan@ boiseurbangardenschool.org or calling 208-424-6665, Ext. 6. 6:30 p.m., $50 per person. BUGS Garden, 4821 W. Franklin Road, Boise, 208-4246665, www.boiseurbangardenschool.org. 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. EAGLE SATURDAY MARKET—8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Heritage Park, 185 E. State St., Eagle. FIFTH ANNUAL TASTE OF IDAHO—The festival is a cornucopia of Idaho-made products. During the second annual Idaho Preferred Chef Challenge, watch local chefs Chris Zahn and Chris McDonald of the Arid Club and David Knickrehm and Jason Jones of Texas Boogie Bar and Grill preparing dishes made with local ingredients. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $5 entry, $5 for beer or wine sampling glass; children 12 and younger FREE, idahopreferred.com. Qwest Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-424-2200 or box office 208-331-8497. HARVEST SEASON CELEBRATION—Celebrate the harvest season at a family friendly event loaded with green information. See Page 15. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., FREE, www.cityofboise.org/ bee. Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise, 208-514-3755.

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ON STAGE DISNEY’S GEPPETTO AND SON—See Friday. 7:30 p.m., $8 adults, $6 students, www. encoreetc.org. Northwest Nazarene University, 623 Holly St., Nampa, 208-467-8011. 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. SWEET CHARITY—See Friday. 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., $15 adult, $14 senior and student; $20 door, 208-468-2385, www.mtionline.org. Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa. A TUNA CHRISTMAS—See Wednesday. 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—See Thursday. 8 p.m., $11 general, $9 seniors and students. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, www. boiselittletheater.org.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES BACKYARD BEEKEEPING BASICS—The workshop presented by The Treasure Valley Beekeepers Club includes information on the importance of bees, city codes, how to catch a swarm, beneficial garden plants and causes of colony collapse disorder. Registration is suggested to secure a spot, but not required. To register call 360-393-8443 or 208-908-2551. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., FREE, donations appreciated. Boise Downtown Community Garden, 12th and Fort streets, Boise.

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FESTIVALS & EVENTS 55TH ANNUAL ART IN THE PARK—See Page 15. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., FREE. Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise.

ON STAGE A TUNA CHRISTMAS—See Wednesday. 7 p.m., $21-$29, 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—See Thursday. 2 p.m., $11 general, $9 seniors and students. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, www.boiselittletheater.org.

CONCERTS BOISE COMMUNITY JAZZ SYMPOSIUM—Hang out with members of the Boise Jazz Society and the featured musicians, The Benny Green Trio with Benny Green on piano, Art Blakey on drums and Ray Brown on bass. The concerts include no-reservation, open nightclub seating with a no-host bar and snacks. 4 and 7 p.m., FREE for the 4 p.m. symposium; $30-$45 for the concert, www.boisestate.edu/ music/BJS. Esther Simplot Center for the Performing Arts, 516 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-345-9116. DEL PARKINSON—See Friday. 4 p.m., $5 general, $3 seniors, FREE to students, Boise State faculty and staff. Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Campus Lane, Boise State campus, Boise, 208-426-1000.

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

RELIGIOUS/SPIRITUAL AZRAEL ONDI-AHMAN—Azrael OndiAhman presents an explanation of physical and metaphysical evolution. 5 p.m., FREE, 208-407-4590, www. truegnosticchurch.org. Municipal Park, 500 S. Walnut St., Boise. MEDITATION SERVICE—Join the Center of Peace with a different guest speaker each week at 10:30 a.m. Youth education is provided. 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., FREE. Center of Peace, 710 N. Orchard St. (Spirit at Work), Boise, 208-3232323, www.centerofpeace.org.

ODDS & ENDS HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD TOUR—Historian Barbara Perry Bauer presents a talk titled South Boise: An Undiscovered

Treasure. For more information, e-mail bpbauer@taghistory.com. 2 p.m., FREE. Pat Harris Dance Studio, 1225 McKinney St., Boise, 208-375-3255, www.patharrisdance.com.

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monday FESTIVALS & EVENTS ALBERTSONS BOISE OPEN—The popular spectator event runs Sept. 14-20 and features golfers vying for a $725,000 purse. All proceeds from ticket sales through the Sara Lee Tickets Fore Charity program go to a designated charity. www. albertsonsboiseopen.com. Hillcrest Country Club, 4610 Hillcrest Dr., Boise, 208-343-5425.

TALKS & LECTURES MONTHLY CONVERSATION—Learn the core symptoms of codependency and how to begin a personalized healing process presented by Cheryle Jones Andrews, 7-8:30 p.m., FREE, Jefferson Street Counseling & Consulting, 1517 W. Jefferson St., Boise, 208-385-0888, www. jeffersonstreetcounseling.com.

KIDS & TEENS BRONCO GYMNASTICS TEAM—Children ages 6-12 and their families are invited to meet members of the Bronco gymnastics team. 7 p.m., FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4200, www. boisepubliclibrary.org.

RELIGIOUS/SPIRITUAL KABBALAH: THE BEST KEPT SECRET—The Power of Kabbalah is a live event with practical examples of real-life tools to help make sense of the world and deal with current life challenges. 7-9 p.m., FREE, 1-877-528-3367, www.kabbalah. com. Doubletree Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Garden City.

ODDS & ENDS TOBACCO CESSATION PROGRAM—The program led by Nancy Caspersen, RN, tobacco cessation specialist, teaches smokers how to quit. Call 208-342-0308 to enroll. Sept. 14-17, 6-8 p.m., FREE, quitandlive. net. West Valley Medical Center, 1717 Arlington, Caldwell.

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tuesday FESTIVALS & EVENTS JAMIN’ 4 A CURE—A group of jazz musicians are performing at an event to raise funds for the Leukemia

Society’s Fall Cycle Team. Hear jazz by Ben Burdick, Bill Lyles and Brad Peters, and purchase raffle tickets for auction items. 5:30 p.m., FREE. Tablerock Brewpub and Grill, 705 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-0944, www.tablerockbrewpub.com. MCFADDEN MARKET CO-OP FARMERS MARKET—5-8 p.m., www.mcfaddenmarketcoop.com. Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Idaho St., Meridian. NOCHE MEXICANA 2009—People of all ages and cultures are invited to celebrate Mexican Independence Day. Enjoy free Mexican food, music by a mariachi band, the Norteno Mexican Band, Mexican folk dancers, Ballet Folklorico, kids' activities and face painting. 5-10 p.m., FREE, Iglesia Cristiana Cornerstone, 1023 S. Curtis Road, Boise, 208-602-5260.

CONCERTS BRIAN HODGES, BETSI HODGES—Brian Hodges, cello, and Betsi Hodges, piano, take the stage as part of the Faculty Artist Series. The performance includes the music of Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and contemporary composer Lee Hoiby. 7:30 p.m., $5 general, $3 seniors, FREE to students, Boise State faculty and staff. Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Campus Lane, Boise State campus, Boise, 208-426-1000.

TALKS & LECTURES DAVID HOROWITZ—Horowitz speaks at The College of Idaho at 3:30 p.m. and at Boise State at 7:30 p.m. The event at Boise State is presented by the Conservative Student Coalition and the Idaho Freedom Foundation. Reserve a seat at www.idahofreedom.net/rsvp. 3:30 p.m., FREE, Jewett Auditorium, The College of Idaho, 2112 E. Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, 208-459-3405; and 7:30 p.m., FREE, Student Union Jordan Ballroom, Boise State.

GREEN EVENINGS AT EDWARDS— Tonight’s music is by Blaze and Kelly. 5 p.m., FREE, Edwards Greenhouse, 4106 Sand Creek St., Boise, 208-342-7548, www.edwardsgreenhouse.com.

CITIZEN MONTHLY MEETING OF VETERANS FOR PEACE—7-9 p.m., FREE, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2201 Woodlawn Ave., Boise.

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wednesday ON STAGE ELEPHANT ENGINE HIGH DIVE REVIVAL—Part theater experience and part spoken word performance, the stars of the show are Buddy Wakefield, Anis Mojgani, Derrick Brown and Shira Erlichman, along with special guests Mike McGee, Andrea Gibson, Cristin

OKeefe Aptowicz, Robbie Q, Sonya Renee and Mindy Nettifee. 8 p.m., $10, silverspooky.com/elephant/ elephant_revival.html. Reef, 105 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-287-9200. A TUNA CHRISTMAS—See Wednesday. 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.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES TECHNOLOGY CLASSES—The class is Digital Camera Basics. 7:30-8:45 p.m., FREE. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, www. boisepubliclibrary.org.

ART ESPECIALLY FOR SENIORS—Senior guests (age 62 and older) receive free admission all day plus a docent-led talk regarding the current exhibit “Devorah Sperber: Threads of Perception.” 2 p.m., FREE. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Dr., Boise, 208-345-8330, www. boiseartmuseum.org.

LITERATURE BOISE NONFICTION WRITERS CRITIQUE GROUP—Join a group of successful and aspiring nonfiction writers. The Boise Nonfiction Writers Critique Group meets to share critiques and ideas in a supportive and helpful atmosphere. Contact jancarpenter12@hotmail.com for location. Third Wednesday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m., FREE, www. sageecosci.com/Writers.html.

ODDS & ENDS 9TH STREET TOASTMASTERS— Visitors and guests are welcome to attend. Noon, every Wednesday. FREE, 208-388-6484, www.9thstreettm.org. THE BOISE INTERGENERATIONAL CHOIR—The choir, under the direction of Vashti Summervill and Will Martin, in collaboration with TRICA, begins its third session exploring eclectic repertoires with a multi-generational group of singers. The choir welcomes members of all ages and abilities, and meets for 10 weeks on Wednesdays, with a public concert on Saturday, Nov. 21. Members are encouraged to bring instruments. To register, e-mail vashti@cableone.net and include the names and ages of each family member participating, e-mail address and phone number. 6:30-7:30 p.m., $10 membership due, www. trica.org. Hyde Park Meeting Place, 1520 N. 12th St., Boise. LAUNCH PAD BUSINESS BUILDING—Visual Lounge presents an event that provides business owners with clear and actionable strategies for increasing revenues, decreasing marketing costs, and gaining market share—all using the Internet and its immense reach. The talks focus on Internet marketing (search engine optimization, pay per click advertising, etc.), social media/social networking and Web development strategies. Sign up at visualloungemedia.com/bootcamp. 5:30-8 p.m., FREE, 208-938-3717. Eagle Public Library, 100 N. Stierman Way, Eagle, www.eaglepubliclibrary.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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TAKING THE PULSE Student-run radio faces future without funds

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Live jazz

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ollege radio ain’t what it used to be. Back in the day, the term referred more to the type of music campus stations played than the geographical location from whence it came. As more and more stations began filling the available spots on the dial and pandering to advertisers who wanted their 30-second spots sandwiched between Top 40 hits, college radio became even more important to people looking for an alternative to new country and pablum pop. Listeners in a small college town like Boise turned to their university-based student-run radio stations, like University Pulse, for exposure to new sounds, discovering the likes of hip-hop, grunge, alt-rock and more. Until last semester, funding for University Pulse came by way of student allocated funds. Around $2 from each student’s fees went directly into the station’s coffers, providing for a roughly $50,000 budget each year. The 12 hours that they are on the air each week—Sundays from noon to midnight—come courtesy of Boise State Radio. Effective this fiscal year, the 12 hours are still there, but the budget to program them no longer exists. So what do we do in this town when someone needs a financial helping hand? We hold a benefit, which is exactly what 24-year-old University Pulse General Manager Jesse Splan, Boise State employee Jaclyn Brandt—who also used to work at Journal Broadcast Group and who helps book shows at the Venue— the Knitting Factory and local bands ATTN, Apple Horse, We Won the Science Fair, Le Fleur and The Invasion will do on Friday, Sept. 11. They hope to show the university and the public at large that what University Pulse does is a vital part of college town culture—and raise some funds for the station. As with so many things, the advent of widespread Internet use changed college radio, something University Pulse—which functions under the umbrella of the Boise State radio network— was not immune to. But it adapted. On the terrestrial dial, University Pulse programs can be heard on AM 730 in Boise, AM 1450 in Twin Falls and AM 89.9 in McCall. Keeping in step with radio of the 21st century, the station is also streamed 24/7 into the Boise State Student Union Building and Student Rec Center. Boise State Radio still provides University Pulse with that 12-hour block of program time on Sundays, a vital component of the station’s success. “I don’t think they’ll take [that time] away from us,” Splan said. But without any funding, those 12 on-air hours are going to be hard to fill. In a bid to help keep University Pulse playing, they joined with The Arbiter, the university’s newspaper, and folded into their recently created entity: The Student Media Group. “When The Arbiter moved from [print] newspaper to online, and then added a TV channel on the Internet site—we joined with The Arbiter, which was my choice, and the choice of the

people in the organization [University Pulse] at the current time,” Splan said. “By doing that, we hope it won’t be The Arbiter and The Pulse but the Student Media Group. Though the majority of student DJs involved in University Pulse have only online programs, for 25-year-old communications/computer science student Taylor Bell, whose program “The Boat Show” airs at 3:30 p.m., his time on University Pulse has been a big part of his college experience. It’s also been a way for him to do something he loves: share music with people. “I’ve been doing it for about a year and a half, but I was

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University Pulse General Manager Jesse Splan hopes to keep his Pulse rate up.

interested in the station for awhile before that,” Bell said. Bell’s “Boat Show” is comprised mainly of funk, soul and instrumental hip-hop. “There wasn’t anything on the station like that [when I started] so it worked out really well,” he said. “I had wanted to do radio for a long time.” It’s stories like Bell’s that ring especially true for Jaclyn Brandt. Brandt has long been a strong supporter of radio in general and believes that something vital to the community would be lost if college radio disappeared. “I think student radio is the next generation of radio,” Brandt said. “It’s the only real way [radio] people are getting trained these days.” With a staff of only two—due in part to the loss of funding and in part to the summer break—Brandt has been volunteering at University Pulse recently. She knew that a benefit might help alleviate some of the pressure on the station. “We wanted to do something, and the Knitting Factory offered their space,” she said. “And because of what I do, I know the bands in town that will sell tickets and are really good at that ... And we wanted an eclectic mix.” Friday, Sept. 11, with ATTN, Apple Horse, We Won the Science Fair, Le Fleur and The Invasion, 7 p.m., $7. Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St., 208-367-1212, bo.knittingfactory.com.

including Steve Eaton, Justin Nielsen Band Phil Garonzik, Kevin Kirk, Jon Hyneman, Sally Tibbs, John Jones, & Mike Seifrit, just to name a few!

NOISENEWS THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH A BENEFIT 2009 shall be hereby referred to as The Boise Benefit Year. High insurance premiums, a busted job market and exorbitant medical costs have had the people of Boise reaching out time and again to help their friends and neighbors. What was supposed to be a tribute to the 15th anniversary of the release of Built To Spill’s There’s Nothing Wrong With Love has turned into a tribute-slash-benefit for the

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Jensen family, who were recently involved in a tragic car accident, which killed one family member and seriously injured others. On Sunday, Sept. 13, a dozen local bands will gather at Visual Arts Collective to cover one song each from the seminal album. The lineup is as follows: “In the Morning,” The Invasion; “Reasons,” The Very Most; “Big Dipper,” Sleepy Seeds; “Car,” With Child; “Fling,” Grant Olsen; “Cleo,” Spondee; “The Source,” Juntura; “Twin Falls,” Darkwood Consort (cool!);

“Some,” Matt Hopper; “Distopian Dream Girl,” A Seasonal Disguise; “Israel’s Song,” Floomdorm; and “Stab,” Fauxbois. —Amy Atkins The show starts at 5 p.m. and cover is $5 to $15 on a sliding scale. All proceeds benefit the Jensen family. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, visualartscollective.com.

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MUSICGUIDE wednesday 9 THE ACOUSTICATS—6-9 p.m., FREE, Gelato Cafe ACOUSTIC SHOWCASE—9 p.m., hosted by Brock Ross and Kelly Lynae FREE, Terrapin Station

p.m., FREE, Berryhill KEVIN KIRK—7-8 p.m., FREE, Chandlers LIVE JAM WITH RUSS MARTIN—7-11 p.m., FREE, Mr. Lucky’s

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ALIVE AFTER FIVE—5-8 p.m., MOONDANCE—6:30 p.m., Jerry Fee, Tyrone Wells, FREE, Sa-Wad-Dee Thai FREE, The Grove Plaza Restaurant AUDRA CONNOLLY—7 NATHAN J MOODY AND p.m., FREE, Crusty’s THE QUARTERTONS—9 p.m., FREE, Liquid COSMIC FAMILY BAND—9 p.m., FREE, The Bouquet POLYPHONIC POMEGRANATE—10 p.m., FREE, Tom DAN COSTELLO—7-10 Grainey’s p.m., FREE, Bungalow

THE DEPRECIATION GUILD, SEPT. 14, NEUROLUX If Simple Minds and Sonic the Hedgehog had a child and then sent it off to a European boarding school, you might get Brooklyn, N.Y.-based The Depreciation Guild’s new single “Dream About Me” (Kanine Records). Fuzzy guitars, an 8-bit Nintendo soundcard and vocalist/ guitarist/soundchip-maestro Kurt Feldman’s head-in-theclouds vox push this experimental-pop song into the ether where it can meet up with the oft-twinkling but sometimes antimatter-heavy tracks from their 2007 full-length, In Her Gentle Jaws. The Depreciation Guild went to Chicago to work with Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv (who mixed their first record) on their follow-up. Feldman said they tapped Eustis on this album because they felt he employed their same ideology. “He did a really good job just mixing our first record and offered at the end of that record to work on our next one,” Feldman said. “We didn’t even go looking for someone else on this record; he did such a good job, there was no need to.” —Amy Atkins Monday, Sept. 14, with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (with whom Feldman plays as well) and Cymbals Eat Guitars, 8 p.m., $8 advance, $10 door, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., 208-343-0886.

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ELIZABETH BLIN—6:308:30 p.m., FREE, Dream Cafe FABULOUS FLOYD STANTON—6 p.m., FREE, Cafe Ole-downtown FIVE SMOOTH STONES, OCD—9 p.m., FREE, Monkey Bizness JEREMIAH JAMES GANG—9:30 p.m., FREE, Pengilly’s JIM FISHWILD—6-9 p.m., FREE, Highlands Hollow JIMMY BIVENS BAND— 7:30-9 p.m., FREE, Humpin’ Hannah’s JOHN JONES, JON HYNEMAN, MIKE SEIFRIT—8:15-11:15 p.m., FREE, Chandlers KEN HARRIS—6:30-9:30

REBECCA SCOTT—8 p.m., FREE, Piper Pub SMILE BRIGADE, THE VERY MOST, A SEASONAL DISGUISE—8 p.m., $5, Visual Arts Collective THE SOUL HONEY—8 p.m., FREE, Bad Irish SOUL SERENE—7:30 p.m., FREE, Old ChicagoDowntown STARF**KER, WE ALL HAVE HOOKS FOR HANDS—8 p.m., $8 adv., $10 door, Neurolux THE TIX—9 p.m., FREE, The Buffalo Club TOO MUCH DISTORTION SKATE NIGHT—8 p.m., Premonition, Zombie Holocaust, Devastator, Havok, Hatchet, Head on Collision, $6, Gusto Bar

Please send your live music listings to music@boiseweekly.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.

thursday 10

friday 11

BUKKIT, PRICK AND KEN HARRIS, RICO WEISTHE BURN, THE MAN—6:30-11 BACKHANDED p.m., FREE, Berryhill COMPLIMENTS—9 p.m., FREE, Liquid KEVIN KIRK—7 p.m., FREE, CLYDE—9 p.m., Chandlers FREE, Reef

ABRUPT EDGE RECORD RELEASE PARTY—7 p.m., FREE, The Record Exchange

DAN COSTELLO—4:30-7:30 p.m., FREE, Lock, Stock & Barrel

NIKKI HUSTON—6-8:30 p.m., FREE, Woodriver Cellars

DAVID ALLEN COE, THE SHOEMAKER BROTHERS—8:30 p.m., $22 adv., $24 door, Knitting Factory

OPEN MIC NIGHT—7-10 p.m., FREE, O’Michael’s

THE FRIM FRAM 4—8:45 p.m., FREE, Pengilly’s GAYLE CHAPMAN—7 p.m., FREE, Willowcreek Grill-Eagle

POCONO BILL—6 p.m., FREE, Donnie Mac’s THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m., FREE, The Buffalo Club SHAKIN NOT STIRRED—6-9 p.m., FREE, Tablerock

GREAT GARDEN ESCAPE—6-9 p.m., SLOW SKATE, HILLFOLK NOIR—Sept. Blues Brothers Rock 10, 8 p.m., $2, Fly‘n’ Soul Revue, $10 ing M Coffeegarage nonmembers; $8 IBG members; $6 SOUL children (6-12), Idaho SERENE—9:30 Botanical Garden p.m., FREE, Hijinx HALLIE BAXTER, SPINDLEBOMB—10 BRI DAWKp.m., FREE, Tom INS—6-8 p.m., Grainey’s FREE, Tully’s Coffee STEVE HIGH DESERT FULTON—7-10 BAND—6:30 p.m., p.m., FREE, Modern FREE, Whitewater Hotel Pizza STONEY HOLIJAZZ NIGHT—7 DAY—9 p.m., $1, p.m., FREE, Liquid Rembrandt’s WE SHOT THE JON KLEIN BAND— MOON, MAN8:15-11:15 p.m., SIONS, THE FREE, Chandlers RECORD LIFE, WORKIN’ ON KARAOKE WITH FIRE—6:30 p.m., EBONY IZ—9 p.m., $10, The Venue FREE, Mr. Lucky’s

BLAZE AND KELLY—10 p.m., FREE, Bittercreek Ale House BUCK SHOT BAND—9 p.m., $3, Shorty’s Saloon CAMDEN HUGHES—7-8:15 p.m., FREE, Chandlers FIVE SMOOTH STONES—9 p.m., $3, The New Frontier Club GAYLE CHAPMAN, SANDY SANFORD—6-9 p.m., FREE, Kodiak Grill GUERILLA WRENCH—9 p.m., $3, Terrapin Station J MINUS—7 p.m., FREE, Crusty’s JOHN CAZAN—5-9 p.m., FREE, Lock, Stock & Barrel JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—8 p.m., FREE, Sockeye MARK CARLSON—9 p.m., FREE, Piper Pub MOONDANCE—6:30 p.m., FREE, 36th Street Bistro, 3823 N. Garden Center Way THE NAUGHTIES, SPINDLEBOMB—9 p.m., FREE, Tom Grainey’s REBECCA SCOTT, DEBBIE SAGER, ROB HILL—8:45 p.m., FREE, Pengilly’s SIR REALIST—midnight, FREE, Liquid SLOW SKATE, HILLFOLK NOIR—8 p.m., $3, Neurolux TERRY JONES, BILL LILES—6:30-11 p.m., FREE, Berryhill UNIVERSITY PULSE BENEFIT SHOW—7:30 p.m., ATTN, Ardent, Le Fleur, Apple Horse, We Won the Science Fair, $7, Knitting Factory WISEBIRD—9:30 p.m., $5, Reef

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mon. 14 1332 RECORDS’ PUNK MONDAY—9 p.m., Lust Greeds Envy, Warner Drive, Mike Got Spiked, $2, Liquid

ALBINO!—9 p.m., $12, Terrapin

GREG PERKINS, RICK CONNOLLY—6-9 p.m., FREE, Chandlers

JUSTIN NIELSEN BAND—6:30-9:30 p.m., FREE, Chandlers

SIR REALIST—midnight, FREE, Liquid

KEN HARRIS—6:30-9:30 p.m., FREE, Berryhill

THE OLD BELIEVERS, RED RIVER—8 p.m., $3, Neurolux

HIGHSTREET— 1-4:30 p.m., $15 per person; youth 14 and younger FREE, Ste. Chapelle Winery

FRIGHTENED RABBIT, THE TWILIGHT SAD, WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS—8 p.m., $10, Neurolux

SOUL SERENE—9:30 p.m., $5, Reef

LEE PENN SKY—4:30-6:30 p.m., FREE, Tablerock

PATRICIA FOLKNER— 6-8 p.m., FREE, Focaccia’s

STONEY HOLIDAY, NEOTUNDRA COWBOY—9 p.m., $5, Terrapin Station

LOW-FI—7-10 p.m., FREE, Bungalow

ACES AND EIGHTS CD GAYLE CHAPMAN, SANDY SANRELEASE—7:30 p.m., FORD—6-9 p.m., The Useless, Trigger FREE, Kodiak Grill Itch, The Old One Two, $6, Knitting Factory NATHAN MOODY—7-10 p.m., FREE, Bungalow ACTUAL DEPICTION—9 p.m., $1, Liquid THE NAUGHTIES, SPINDLEBOMB—9 p.m., BUCK SHOT BAND—9 FREE, Tom Grainey’s p.m., $3, Shorty’s Saloon NED EVETT, BILL DEMONI—9 p.m., FREE, COFFEY—8:45 p.m., FREE, Pengilly’s The Plank DJ PAT BENOLKIN—11 p.m., $3, Neurolux

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

BEN BURDICK, BILL LILES— Noon-3 p.m., FREE, Grape Escape

THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m., $5, Buffalo Club

EVERY TIME I DIE, BRING ME THE HORIZON, O, SLEEPER, ARCHITECTS—7 p.m., $16.50, Knitting Factory

SHON SANDERS—9 p.m., FREE, Piper Pub SIGI KOEFOD—7:30 p.m., FREE, Music of the Vine

FIVE SMOOTH STONES—9 p.m., $3, The New Frontier Club REBECCA SCOTT—8 p.m., FREE, O’Michael’s ZACHARY NEAGLE BENEFIT—5 p.m., $6, FLOOMDORM, NEW RAMortal Enemy, A Liquid REX AND DIANT STORM KING Embrace, For My Own, BEVERLY—8-11 FEATURING PEYTON A Lucid Nightmare, p.m., FREE, The PINKERTON—8:30 The Venue Gamekeeper p.m., $5, VAC

Venues

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

MOONDANCE—6 p.m., FREE, Barbacoa, 276 Bob White Court THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH LOVE—5 p.m., $5-$15, tribute show for the Jensen Family features 12 local bands, VAC THOMAS PAUL—11 a.m.-2 p.m., FREE, Red Feather Lounge

St., 368-0200

THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART, THE DEPRECIATION GUILD, CYMBALS EAT GUITARS—8 p.m., $8 adv., $10 door, Neurolux, (see Listen Here, Page 20) REBECCA SCOTT AND ROB HILL OPEN MIC—8:45 p.m., FREE, Pengilly’s

416 S. 9th St., 367-1212

ALIVE AFTER FIVE—5-8 p.m., Bank, Euforquestra, FREE, The Grove Plaza

THE AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD SHOW—7:30 p.m., $23-$33, Qwest Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd.

AUDIO MOONSHINE—7 p.m., FREE, Old Chicago-Downtown CHRIS GUTIERREZ—6-9 p.m., FREE, Gelato Cafe ERIC GRAE—6:30-11 p.m., FREE, Berryhill LOOSE CHANGE—9 p.m., FREE, Piper Pub

PAOLO NUTINI, ANYA MARINA—8:30 p.m., $20, Knitting Factory

NINJA ACADEMY, REVOLT REVOLT, MERE CAT—9 p.m., $5, Gusto Bar

SCOTT WALLENBERG AND THE ACOUSTAHOLICS—7 p.m., FREE, O’Michael’s

PAUL WALL, CHINGO BLING, WILLY NORTHPOLE—8 p.m., $25 adv., $28 door, Knitting Factory

SPANISH FOR 100, THE UNIVERSAL, LOW-FI—8 p.m., $5, VAC

REBECCA SCOTT—7-10 p.m., FREE, Bungalow

THOMAS PAUL, THE LIGHTNING CLOUDS—8 p.m., FREE, Pengilly’s

Blvd., 327-0925

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

TIGER CITY PRESS, ROYAL BANGS—8 p.m., $3, Neurolux

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ALLEY REP COMES CLEAN Alley Repertory Theater, housed at Visual Arts Collective, has a crisis of identity. In a bid to become a respected, but unique, member of Boise’s theater community, it has been sticking its performance fingers in a number of pies. ART is not professional theater, it’s not community theater, it’s not experimental theater and it’s not a theater workshop—it’s all of those things. What ART is, and what it does can be a bit confusing—a description that company coartistic director Hollis Welsh doesn’t argue with. “Alley Rep has these three pillars of creativity: Alley Mainstage, which would be like Love Person; Alley New Works, in which we have a new storytelling program partnering with The Cabin, and the Story Initiative with Boise State ... [New Works] fosters local and national artists to put on new and innovative works that cross cultures and are collaborative in spirit and bring in different art disciplines; and Alley Underground,” Welsh said. “Our first full-length play [under the Alley Underground pillar] will be Sex a.k.a. Wieners and Boobs,” she added. In order to help theater-goers sort out and understand ART’s mission, the founders are holding a launch party, which will provide an opportunity to explain and show what they do, on Friday, Sept. 11. The night includes video introductions to the three pillars, along with examples of each. An excerpt of Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women will serve to show Mainstage, Landlocked by local poet, musician, illustrator and first-time playwright Heather Bauer will serve to exemplify the New Works pillar and Skit/Skit, a short piece by local cartoonist (and regular BW contributor) E.J. Pettinger will be an example of what people can expect from Underground performances. Two 15-minute vignettes from Bauer’s asyet-unfinished play with music, Landlocked, will bookend the night with added narration by Bob Neal to provide exposition. Music in Landlocked was composed by Bauer and Thomas Paul and instrumentation comes in the form of piano, cello, percussion and accordion. Sasha (Luke Massengill), a dark damaged young man sees his life upended when Tilly (Sarah Gardner), a delusional wingnut, moves in next door. Though in the high desert—the play is set in Boise—Tilly believes she lives on the coastline. Both Tilly and Sasha must deal with their separate perceptions of the world as well as come to terms with each other’s. Bauer wanted to bring all of her disciplines together and get them in front of people. Landlocked seemed the way to do that. “I picked up a book The Playwright’s Guidebook and thought, ‘I’ll do that,’” Bauer laughed. Bauer’s Landlocked has not been added to ART’s repertoire and may never see full production on the VAC stage. But she absolutely intends to complete and stage it. And if the excerpts work the way she hopes they will—as a 30-minute trailer—those who see them are going to count on it. Friday, Sept. 11, show at 8 p.m., tickets are $5-$15 sliding donation, post-show music by Thomas Paul and Eric Ingersoll. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-4248297, visualartscollective.com.

EAGLE GETS ARTSY After sending out a survey in 2006 asking Eagle residents if they wanted a new performing arts center, the Eagle Arts Commission was met with an overwhelming response: 82 percent of those surveyed said “Hells yeah.” Now, three years and one feasibility study later, Idaho Performing Arts has arrived. With a noble mission of connecting “the citizens of the Treasure Valley with the power of the arts to transform lives and build community,” the IPA hopes to draw more music, theater and dance acts to the area. For their inaugural event, the ICA will bring the swinging Glenn Miller Orchestra to Northwest Nazarene University’s Brandt Center on Monday, Sept. 21. $24 adult, $12 students, 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21, NNU Event Center, 623 Holly St., Nampa, 208-467-8011. For more information, call 208-863-8475 or visit nampacivic.com to purchase tickets. —Amy Atkins and Tara Morgan

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(From left to right) Cheryl Shurtleff, Bird and Rabbit, graphite on paper, 2009; Jim Budde, Abracadabra, ceramic, 2009; Jonathan Sadler, Sergio Viera De Mello, Rally Paris Darfur, vinyl decal, 2008

TWO TIMING Biennial Faculty Art Exhibition opens at Boise State’s Visual Arts Center

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You see these strands of interest, even if there’s a lot of variety in the materials and the approach,” said Furlong. “There are always these little threads that I can see running through.” Some of those threads winding through Gallery Two involve interpretations of the natural environment and depictions of the West. Trees are explored in a number of pieces, including Shawna Hanel’s photo Haines St. Gum Tree, Quinn’s colorful painting Blue Boise Tree and Fox’s massive Tinker Toys-esque wooden sculpture. In other work, like Talbot’s narrative photos of local eccentrics or Richard Young’s three-part Godzilla series, based on work by Caspar David Friedrich, the Western environment becomes the central focus. “Whether it’s conscious or not, a lot of the artists were thinking about place—whether it be the West or whatever it is,” said Furlong. “The other thread that I really saw was paper, which was interesting for me because that’s something I’ve really been focusing on, so I was probably really attuned to it.” Furlong, a printmaker and recent resident at the 8th Street Marketplace’s AIR program, has a backbone-like column of paper birds hanging in the exhibit alongside a drawing of a spread-eagle bat she’s titled Pimpin’. Other paper artists in the show include mixed-media collage artist Stephanie Bacon, graphic designer Jennifer Wood and Tudor Mitroi, a Romanian artist whose work explores concepts of time and place through map imagery. But not everyone sees congruence in the work displayed at the Biennial Faculty Art Exhibition. “I think it’s so divergent. Every time the show comes together, it’s a totally different show,” said photographer Laurie Blakeslee. “All of our work is so different, I don’t know how [Furlong] curates it, because it’s all such different kinds of work.” Blakeslee’s eerie photographs—like Convenient Time, which depicts a barely clad three-dimensional vintage doll skulking away from a cut-out Montgomery Ward catalog photo of a sheet-stripped bed—push viewers to confront the photographs’ often deceptive or limiting nature. “For some people, when it’s a photograph of a photograph, they’re scratching their head and trying to figure out, ‘What is this I’m looking at?’ I think that’s a good thing,” Blakeslee explained. “They’re looking through this viewfinder of my weird, bizarre world.” While it’s unlikely that this exhibit will spark the same cooler-toting enthusiasm among students as Boise State football games, it is an excellent opportunity for both Boise State art department students and the Boise arts community at large to catch a glimpse of what these varied and talented artists have been up to the past two years. And that should inspire some school spirit. “It’s really good for our students to see what we’re doing, what their faculty does,” Blakeslee said. “Not so they can copy it, but just so that they can get a sense of the diversity of work that comes from this faculty.”

hile a steady stream of orange-and-blue-clad carousers poured past Boise State’s Hemingway Western Studies Center on a recent Thursday afternoon, Visual Arts Center gallery director Kirsten Furlong busied herself inside the cool, quiet space. Sliding information cards into plastic sleeves next to paintings hung neatly on the wall, Furlong readied the gallery for the following night’s opening. Though the Faculty Art Exhibition is a long-standing tradition in Boise State’s art department, this year marks its debut as a biennial show. “I proposed two years ago, when we had the 2007 show, that we make it a biennial show,” said Furlong. “The reason was that the faculty are doing shows all over the place, and doing big projects for their research. Once a year comes around really, really fast. It seemed to make sense to spread it out so that the artists would have more time.” The show is split into two adjacent galleries, Gallery One in the Liberal Arts Building and Gallery Two in the Hemingway Center. Past a massive pipe organ, which climbs majestically up the walls of VAC’s Gallery Two, diverse new works dot the space. Nancy Quinn’s swirling, whimsical alkyd tree paintings are an immediate eye-catcher, drawing audiences in to look at more subtle work from local metalsmith Sue Latta and Jim Talbot’s chilling photographic portraits of old cowboys and small-town hotel keepers. While pieces from familiar local names like Bill Carman and Francis Fox are sprinkled throughout the exhibit, there are a number of off-the-radar artists represented as well. “All the full-time faculty and all of the adjuncts and anyone who’s teaching in the department can enter up to three pieces,” explained Furlong. “So, it’s not a requirement, but it’s just an opportunity for them to show their work here at the school and to the community.” In addition to their academic research and any classes they might teach, art professors are expected to exhibit regularly— both nationally and internationally. During the last couple of years, Boise State Art Department faculty have shown work in Germany and England, and participated in residencies as far away as New Zealand. But unfortunately, the closing of J Crist Gallery last spring left local audiences with limited opportunities to see work from these artists on a regular basis. “Since the last faculty show, several of the people showed with J Crist, so their regular gallery representation, or their other opportunity to show locally is gone,” Furlong said. While their methods and mediums may differ vastly, in Furlong’s opinion, these artists’ day-to-day interactions as colleagues FREE, runs through Oct. 23, Boise State Visual Arts Center, and their shared experiences living in Boise have produced subtle Gallery One, Liberal Arts Building, Room 170; Gallery Two, themes that run through much of the work in the exhibit. “I think it’s interesting when you have a group of people who Hemingway Western Studies Center, Room 110. For more information, visit artdept.boisestate.edu/VAC. all work together, and are all familiar with each other’s work.

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FILM FESTIVITIES Plan ahead to make the most of SVSFF and IIFF

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In Sun Valley at the SVSFF, former Hollywood producer Stephen Simon (Somewhere in Time) will share his vision for thoughtprovoking filmmaking, and Sun Valley native Brendan McQueen returns to Idaho with his short Skip Rocks. Also in attendance will be Stephen Kiesling, editor-in-chief of Spirituality and Health Magazine. In Boise, the IIFF will host director Faye Jackson with the U.S. premiere of her vampire film Strigoi, and martial arts expert/ actor Jeffrey James Lippold will present the action flick Samurai Avenger. Local composer Eric Sandmeyer, whose scores have been featured in the past two festivals, will be present at the screening of baseball documentary Time in the Minors, along with director Tony Okun. “It’s special to be showing it here,” says Okun. “Not only do I get to attend, but there’s a Q and A afterwards, so people can ask their questions.”

ave you ever had the urge to stay up representation includes a world premiere late watching movies, partying with of Andrew Ellis’ and Will Schmeckpeper’s artists and occasionally attending an The Highly Contested Election for Payette educational workshop? Here’s your chance. County Sheriff and Wes Malvini’s surrealist This month, Idaho residents will have access narrative Nausea. to two area film festivals, without having to Making the most out of attending a suffer the transcontinental costs of Cannes festival requires the preparation, speed or the shiver-inducing snows of Sundance. and decisiveness of a ninja. Following are If you aren’t ready for summer to end and a few tips. want to see some uplifting or unusual films, set aside some time to check out the Sun Valley Spiritual Film Festival and the Idaho International Film Festival. Now in its fifth year, the Sun Valley Spiritual Film Festival (Sept. 18-20) originated in conjunction with the Dalai Lama’s LEARN FROM 2005 visit to Idaho. After THE MASTERS the success of the initial While you might think event, festival organizers seminars might take the fun saw a huge increase in the out of a festival, the worknumber of submissions and shop lineup at both events community attention. This demonstrates that education year, SVSFF attendees will can be quite enjoyable. be treated to 24 different At the SVSFF, panelists films culled from a pool of will discuss the notion of 340. The three-day festival spiritual film, how it can will screen documentaries and shorts—as well as one The Day After Peace, one of the movies at the Sun Valley Spiritual Film Festival this month. be defined and who is its audience, as well as where feature—from locations the future of spirituality in mainstream across the globe, including Tibet, Japan PLAN YOUR ATTACK moviemaking might be going. A Sunday and Lebanon. With multiple choices each day—and afternoon talk will look at the intersection Although stories of the divine are simultaneous screenings at the IIFF—it’s of science and spirituality and even demscreened, the festival does not promote individual religions as part of its mission, but helpful to draw up a schedule to ensure you onstrates the benefits of chocolate with an don’t miss out on a must-see. Fortunately, audience sampling. rather seeks to “enhance the public’s underIn the interest of promoting the local standing of, and respect for, diverse spiritual both festivals have online event programs that can be downloaded, marked up and filmmaking culture, the IIFF will offer three traditions from around the world.” scrapbooked later. The Web sites also give public workshops covering government “We have the most broad definition succinct synopses and links to trailers, so you grants, festival submission guidelines and possible of spirituality ...” says Dr. Mary know what you’re getting into. a how-to on short filmmaking. Barbara Gervase, the festival’s executive director. Make sure you leave some room in your Robinson, the artist service director for the “There is something that will resonate with schedule to discuss the films and share the Idaho Commission on the Arts, will talk every walk of life.” experience with your fellow attendees. And about the grants and awards available to This year’s group includes such eclectic iron out that little black dress or sport coat Idaho filmmakers. topics as Buddhist boxers, extraterrestrial for one of each festival’s late-night galas. Overused warrior analogy aside, take blessings and shamanic pilgrimages. advantage of one or more of these opporTipping the scales in favor of entertainMEET AND GREET tunities to go celebrate the expression and ment, rather than enlightenment, the Idaho Equally as important as seeing the films excitement of cinema. If you’re a part of the International Film Festival (Sept. 24-27) is meeting the filmmakers. Festivals are a local filmmaking community, or just a fan of enters its seventh year with a staggering 49 films. The IIFF has a dual focus, both bring- unique opportunity to chat up, grill or shake independent movies, go support the artists the hand of those men and women who have and check out some of these little-seen, much ing outside films to the Treasure Valley— appreciated films. their Global Lens series includes works from forgone payment, social lives and sleep to bring their work to Idaho audiences. Both Mozambique, Iran and Argentina—as well For a full list of show times and ticket festivals boast an impressive guest list of as promoting and supporting local filminformation, visit svspiritualfilmfestival.org producers, directors and actors willing and makers. In addition to the Local Heroes and idahofilmfestival.com. eager to share their war stories. short-film showcase, this year’s Gem State

SCREENLISTINGS special screening D TOUR—Community Cinema presents an exclusive screening of a film about aspiring indie rock musician Pat Spurgeon, who suffers a setback in his music career when one of his kidneys begins to fail. The movie follows Spurgeon’s challenge to balance his health and a rock ’n’ roll lifestyle. After the screening, hear from speakers Veronica Marshall, the mother of an organ donor, Rebecca Simon, family services

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RIVERS OF A LOST COAST—The powerful documentary, shot from the perspective of some big names in fly fishing, details the tragic demise of California’s North Coast River and one of the country’s most beautiful fisheries. After the vivid lesson in protecting rivers, Idaho River United leads a discussion on Idaho’s endangered salmon and native fisheries. For more information, visit idahorivers.org. Tuesday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m., $10, The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., theflicksboise.com.

WORK IN SANITY—The Idaho Movie House and Idaho filmmakers Chad and Celia Rinn of Full Tilt Boogie, present a film directed and written by Chad Rinn. The main character, Allen, faces rejection on the telephone almost daily, so to stimulate his own mind, he writes shor t stories about the characters in the cubicles around him between hang ups. Saturday, Sept. 12, 9 p.m., $5, The Falcon Tavern, 705 W. Bannock St., idahomoviehouse. com, ftbproductions.com.

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SCREENLISTINGS opening 9—After being destroyed by our own robotic inventions, the fate of humanity falls upon an inventor’s group of rag dolls. In this post-apocalyptic existence, 9 (Elijah Wood), finds the small community and they band together under his leadership, coming out of hiding to take an offensive

stance against the machines. As they fight to survive, the team searches for the reason why these machines are hunting and destroying everything, and find that the future of Earth’s civilization may depend on them. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 21 PAPER HEART—The stor y of how one-time, real-life sweethear ts Charlyne Yi and

Michael Cera (Juno, Superbad) fell in love while Yi was making a documentar y about the subject. In the middle of it all, the cameras turn to Yi and Cera who unwittingly provide the sweetest subject matter. (PG-13) Flicks TYLER PERRY’S I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF—Tyler Perr y as bad-ass grandma Madea finds 16-year-old

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9 TO TUESDAY, SEPT. 15 500 DAYS OF SUMMER—

Flicks: W-Th: 5, 7:05, 9:05; 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

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ALL ABOUT STEVE—

Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:05, 2:25, 4:55, 7:20, 9:45

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Boise State Student Union: Tu only: 5:30

DISTRICT 9—

Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:30, 4:10, 7, 9:45 Edwards 21: W-Th: 1:15, 4:15, 7:25, 10

EXTRACT—

Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:40, 4:25, 7:40, 9:50 Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:25, 2:45, 5:05, 7:30, 9:55

THE FINAL DESTINATION—

Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:35, 4:35, 7:50, 10:15 Edwards 21: W-Th: 7:40, 9:55

THE FINAL DESTINATION 3D—

Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:10, 2:40, 4:45, 7:10, 9:20

G-FORCE— GAMER—

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

G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA—

Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:05, 10:35 Edwards 21: W-Th: 1:50, 4:40, 7:30, 10:10

HALLOWEEN II—

Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:15, 4:05, 7:45, 10:30 Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:35, 3, 5:25, 7:50, 10:15

THE HANGOVER—

Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:20, 3:55, 6:30, 9:15

HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE—

INGLORIOUS BASTERDS—

IN THE LOOP—

Edwards 9: W-Th: 3:45, 7:10, 10:25 Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:30, 1:20, 3:45, 4:50, 7, 8:15, 10:15 Flicks: W-Th: 4:50, 7:10, 9:25; F-Su: 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7:10, 9:25; M-Tu: 4:50, 7:10, 9:25

JULIE & JULIA—

Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:10, 3:55, 7:20, 10:10 Edwards 21: W-Th: 2:15, 5, 7:45, 10:25

O’HORTEN— PAPER HEART—

Edwards 9: W-Th: 3:50, 7:05 Edwards IMAX: W-Th: 12:20, 3:40, 7

Flicks: W-Th only: 4:45, 9:20 Flicks: F-Su: 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30, 9:30; M-Tu: 5:30, 7:30, 9:30

POST GRAD— THE PROPOSAL— RIVERS OF A LOST CAUSE— SHORTS— STAR TREK—

TAKING WOODSTOCK—

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

THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE—

Edwards 21: W-Th: 1:45, 4:30, 7:05, 9:35

TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN—

Edwards 21: W-Th: 12, 3:15, 6:45, 10:10

THE UGLY TRUTH—

Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:15, 2:35, 5:10, 7:25, 9:40

WORK IN SANITY—

Idaho Movie House at The Falcon Tavern: Sa only: 9

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SCREENLISTINGS Jennifer and her two younger brothers attempting to rob her house. Taking matters into her own capable hands, Madea delivers the delinquents to their only family member— their Aunt April—a heavy drinking nightclub singer. April wants nothing to do with the youth, but when a handsome Mexican immigrant named Sandino moves into April’s building, he convinces April to mend her ways. (PG-13) Edwards 21

continuing 500 DAYS OF SUMMER— (PG-13) Flicks, Edwards 21 ADAM—(PG-13) Flicks ALL ABOUT STEVE—When eccentric crossword puzzle creator Mary Horowitz (Sandra Bullock) is set up on a blind date with CNN cameraman Steve (Bradley Cooper), she falls hard in love at first sight, and he does not. (PG-13) Edwards 21 DISTRICT 9—(R) Edwards 9, Edwards 21 EXTRACT—Joel (Jason Bateman), the owner of a vanilla extract manufacturing plant, is ready to sell his company and retire when a series of personal and professional disasters put his life plan in jeopardy. Joel’s employees don’t want

to work, an injured employee threatens to sue, he suspects that his wife is sleeping with the young man he hired to seduce her, and the attractive temp Cindy (Mila Kunis) is trying to scam the company. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 21 THE FINAL DESTINATION—(R) Edwards 9, Edwards 21 G-FORCE—(PG) Edwards 21 GAMER—Set in the near future, a controversial multi-player video game has been designed to allow players a more realistic combat experience. Except this time, they are playing with real people. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 21 G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA—(PG-13) , Edwards 9, Edwards 21 HALLOWEEN II—(R) Edwards 9, Edwards 21 THE HANGOVER—(R) Edwards 21 HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE—(PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 21 INGLORIOUS BASTERDS—(R) Edwards 9, Edwards 21 IN THE LOOP—(NR) Flicks JULIE & JULIA—(PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 21 O’HORTEN—(PG-13) Flicks Ends Thursday

POST GRAD—(PG-13) Edwards 21 THE PROPOSAL—(PG-13) Edwards 21 SHORTS—(PG) Edwards 21 STAR TREK—(PG-13) Egyptian, Edwards 21 IMAX TAKING WOODSTOCK—Director Ang Lee takes a foray into peace, love and music in the summer of 1969. (R) Flicks Ends Thursday, Edwards 21 THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE— Chicago librarian Henr y De Tamble (Eric Bana) has a rare genetic disorder that sends him back and for th through time. On one of his trips, he meets Clare (Rachel McAdams) and tells her that they are destined to be together, sometimes. (PG-13) Edwards 21 TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN—The cast of the first movie, Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and John Turturro 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. (R) Edwards 21

VIDIOT BY TRAVIS ESTVOLD

THERE GOES THE BRIDE: HOLLYWOOD’S INADVERTENT WEDDING TIPS On the last Saturday in August, after years of dating, months of planning and weeks of unbelievably intense stress, I finally got married. On the topic of weddings and how to maintain a successful marriage thereafter, I got advice—most of it good—from everyone under the sun. But when it came time for this Vidiot to feel like he was truly ready to exchange nuptials, there was one final entity whose opinion he needed: Hollywood’s. The initial idea was to rent every title having anything to do with weddings, but that was quickly nixed. Inputting the keyword “wedding” as a search in Netflix returns page after page of results. So I instead revisited a handful of iconic marriage-related and romantic films, taking away a surprisingly long list of lessons during my Marriage Movie Marathon. My top seven recommendations are as follows: 1. Do not let exes come within 100 feet of you or your future spouse (per My Best Friend’s Wedding and Sweet Home Alabama). If a former lover shows up, run. He or she has one of two intentions: to ruin your ceremony or steal away your significant other. 2. Do not hire wedding support personnel that are the least bit interesting or attractive (per The Wedding Planner and The Wedding Singer). Maybe you and your future spouse weren’t meant to be. Let your other half’s addiction to Pokemon cards indicate this; don’t find out when somebody who resembles Jennifer Lopez or is as funny as Adam Sandler has stolen him or her away. 3. Your family is crazy. So is everyone else’s (per Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers and Monster in Law), so relax. I wanted Sandler at our wedding. Mrs. Vidiot said no. Don’t worry what that distant cousin or parent will wear or is going to say during the wedding toasts. Assume it’s something ridiculously embarrassing and focus on important stuff like dancing better than the rest of your line. 4. If someone displays signs of being an asshole, he is an asshole. Heck, if someone looks like an asshole, he is an asshole (per The Wedding Singer and Love Potion No. 9). An asshole is an asshole is an asshole. And anyone who can wriggle the word “asshole” eight times into a single paragraph of a movie column is a great writer. 5. If your wedding falls through, don’t fret; your most attractive opposite-sex friend will happily marry you instead (per The Wedding Singer and Love Potion No. 9). Really, if this is an issue for you, maybe you should’ve looked a bit closer to home in the first place. Marry your best friend—isn’t that what the experts say, anyway? 6. Do not watch movies about weddings if you are experiencing cold feet (per every movie about weddings). Seriously, with as many hijinks as the lead characters in wedding films experience, it’s a wonder moviegoers ever get married. 7. Marry somebody awesome (per the Estvold wedding video, recorded on a friend’s digital camera). I couldn’t have picked a more perfect partner than Mrs. Vidiot if I had written her role myself. So in concluding this entry, I’ll say what I plan to utter again 50 years from now: “… And they lived awesomely ever after.”

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FREEDOM RIDE Refugees and volunteers bike the Foothills

refugee community in Boise. Sharing a love of biking and a desire to help refugees, a small army of volunteers made up of bike enthusiasts, professionals and Boise State students turned out to get the tires rolling for the camp, organizing campers, coordinating activities and acquiring bikes. Local businesses, too, rallied behind Bear Camp rail dust flew as a group of mountain bikers careened with donations of money, food and equipment. through the Foothills, dodging rocks, weaving through ruts, The August jaunts into the Foothills weren’t designed to be the wind blowing against their faces. The riders, ages 10-18, easy—one ride went from Camel’s Back Park to Corrals Trail near alive with adrenaline in the hot August sun, weren’t typical Boise Bogus Basin Road, 13 miles in the sun—but the kids were always up thrill seekers. They came from to the challenge. refugee camps in war-torn coun“They never complained on tries across the world, and none the uphill,” said Meg Sandy, a were older than teenagers. pro rider volunteer, drawing a “We can all come together if comparison between American we shift how we think,” said Tankids she has taken in the past ya Rush, mastermind and event who were more prone to cavil at organizer of Bear Camp Freedom climbing. Sandy competes nationRiders, a program that took this ally, recently taking third in the group of roughly 30 refugee kids National Mountain Bike Series for into the Boise Foothills for a week women ages 30-39 expert level in of mountain biking adventures Park City, Utah, in 2008. Aug. 10-14. Sandy described how the kids Now in its second year, the event kept pace with her on the fast was made possible by local organidownhill parts, picking perfect zations, businesses and volunteers lines through the technical areas of united by the idea of introducthe trails. Some of the kids entered ing refugee children to their new the camp as already skilled riders, community via bikes. During the products of cultures where bicycles five days of riding trails, the kids are a way of life. Rush watched spent each day gaining confidence, kids perform tricks sitting on the learning biking skills and building handlebars and pedaling. But the community ties. fun didn’t end on the trail. After the “By day five, you’re getting a weeklong camp, riders celebrated hug,” said Rush, describing how with a barbecue and an intense shy kids opened up over the week, game of soccer, complete with the with confidence imbued by riding occasional backflip. bicycles and making new friends. Boise’s local office of the InterMany of these kids, overwhelmed national Rescue Committee was by life in a new and foreign in charge of organizing the kids. culture, began to see the friendliEllen Albus, the youth coordinator, ness of Boise and feel welcomed in was thrilled at the opportunity for their new home. both the kids and of giving Boise a They come from refugee camps chance to meet the newest members in countries as diverse as Tanzania, of the community. Bhutan, Iraq, Afghanistan and “The IRC is the only refugee Thailand. Each day from 9 a.m.resettlement organization in Boise Bikes provide an introduction to Boise for some refugee children. noon, volunteers took the kids on with a youth program,” said Albus. excursions into the Foothills, teach“I take care of the kids. I feel blessed.” ing not only biking skills, but also trail etiquette and street safety. Founded by none other than Dr. Albert Einstein, the International The camp focused on culturally relative skills like defensive biking Rescue Committee operates in 42 countries, and helps find new that helps the kids adapt to their new community where the rules of homes for people displaced by violence. Boise is a prime resettlement the road are different. While many of the kids are already urban bik- location for refugees, and the IRC has resettled nearly 1,000 refugees ers who ride bikes to school and across town, leaving the street and into the community since the office opened in January 2006. hitting the trail opened up a different world of biking possibilities. A multitude of supporters made the event possible, from the “It was awesome,” echoed campers Remona Htoo and Tughral Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association, Sustainable ComAbdul Wahab. Htoo, who came to Boise from Burma via a refugee munity Connections of Idaho, Failla Drums—which provided the camp in Thailand, and Abdul Wahab, who recently arrived from beat at the after party—and Boise Fry Company. Afghanistan, both loved the climb, the new friends and, of course, Boise Bicycle Project even built many of the bikes and employed the rush of tearing down the trail. kids to work on them and learn skills prior to the ride. “I liked the downhill the best,” said Saif Almofraji, an Iraqi refuAs a bonus, the kids got to keep their bikes, which combined with gee who shared this perspective on the love of speed. To avoid riders their new skills and knowledge, will keep them peddling for years to forming cliques with others from their own cultures, the Bear Camp come. As more refugees come to Boise, Rush and the volunteers will kids were placed in diverse groups so they would have to make new be there next summer to lead the kids on a week of riding that just friends and learn teamwork. might offer a new perspective on their new home and a welcome to Rush, a former Microsoft employee, first had the idea for the the community. As the 2009 camp closed at Camel’s Back Park, the camp after traveling across southeast Asia and Europe. With a new- kids played soccer with their new friends from different countries found global perspective, Rush wanted to do something to help the and went for one last ride together around the park. A N NETTE SHA FF

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picnic area (Mores Mountain trailhead) on Saturday, Sept. 12. No registration is required although there is a $5 per vehicle fee to park at Shafer Butte. The walk will be roughly two hours beginning IT’S FALL? at 10 a.m., and hikers need to bring their own As fall begins to encroach on our summer, it’s time to take a walk to catch some early sea- sturdy shoes, sunscreen, water and snacks. Call the BNF Supervisor’s Office at 208-373son color. Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area and the Boise National Forest are hosting 4100 for more info. —Deanna Darr a fall nature walk beginning at the Shafer Butte

more info, visit boisewomenshockey.org or call Dominique Tardif at 208-781-0452 or e-mail dominique@boisewomenshockey.org.

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RECLISTINGS events & classes 12TH ANNUAL CURT RECLA MOONLIGHT GOLF TOURNAMENT—Golfers tee off, play nine holes, then break for dinner donated by Smoky Davis Meats. After dinner, participants play five holes and find their way around the course using glow-in-the-dark golf equipment. The entry fee includes green fees, glow-inthe-dark equipment, dinner and door prizes. Participation is limited to 15 teams; registration is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. To enter, call 208-384-4486 or stop by Fort Boise Community Center, 700 Robbins Road. The event is a fundraiser for AdVenture, a Boise Parks and Recreation Department program that offers recreation, fitness programs, sports and social activities to children and adults with disabilities. Friday, Sept. 11, 6 p.m., $55 per person, Warm Springs Golf Course, 2495 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-343-5661. 2009 BOGUS SAMURAI RUN— The Wild Rockies race features a 10K trail run or the chance to be a samurai warrior and complete the 20K trial run. The course includes 1,500 vertical feet over a 10K course that partially circumnavigates Bogus Basin Resort and the Nordic trails. Register at www. spondoro.com. Saturday, Sept. 12, 6 p.m., $25, www. wildrockies.com. Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, Bogus Basin Road, Boise, 208332-5100. BOISE WOMEN’S HOCKEY ASSOCIATION—Check in at 2:30 p.m., strap some skates on and spend a couple of hours gliding across the ice with members of the Boise Women’s Hockey Association. The nonprofit organization was created to introduce ice hockey to Boise girls and women. All gear and skate rentals are included in the $10 fee. Register online at boisewomenshockey. org. Space is limited. Sunday, Sept. 13, 3-5 p.m., $10, Idaho IceWorld, 7072 S. Eisenman Road, Boise, 208-331-0044, www.idahoiceworld.com.

DAY HIKERS GUIDE TO STANLEY, IDAHO—Local author Scott Marchant shares a series of slides that highlight his new book The Day Hiker’s Guide to Stanley, Idaho. Wednesday, Sept. 9, 7 p.m., FREE. REI, 8300 W. Emerald, Boise, 208-322-1141, www.rei. com/stores/boise. GUIDED BIRD WALK—Families and children are invited to take a guided bird and nature walk in the Foothills at Avimor. Wear sturdy shoes, bring binoculars and dress appropriately for the weather. Free bird guide booklets and trail maps are available. For more information, e-mail robert.mortensen@ suncorid.com. Saturday, Sept. 12, 9-10:30 p.m., FREE, Avimor, north of Eagle on Highway 55 at Avimor Drive, Eagle, 208939-5360, www.avimor.com. IDAHO MOUNTAIN RECREATION MONTHLY MEETING— The topic for the September meeting is Mountain Biking in Idaho with mountain biking enthusiast and author Steve Stuebner who will discuss good areas to bike around Boise and beyond. Stuebner will have copies of his guidebook available for sale after the presentation. Idaho Mountain Recreation is an active club for all ages with outdoor interests focusing on non-motorized activities and helping people enjoy the outdoors safely and responsibly. Wednesday, Sept. 16, 7-9 p.m., FREE, 208-4246683, www.idahomountainrec. org. MK Nature Center, 600 S. Walnut St., Boise. PEDAL FOR PATIENTS—The fundraiser is a benefit for St. Luke’s MSTI Fruitland patient assistance fund and for colon cancer education. Riders pedal through scenic courses including orchards and vineyards. Lunch, rest stops and SAG wagons will be provided. Registration fees include a T-shirt and lunch for the riders. Additional meal tickets can be purchased for $5. The 100mile ride begins at 7:30 a.m., the 68-mile at 8:30 a.m., the 40-mile at 10 a.m. and the 20mile at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, $20-$50, www.pedalforpatients.com, Dominican Health Building, 1118 N.W. 16th St., Fruitland.

SECOND ANNUAL HARI-KARI SHORT TRACK AND CYCLOCROSS—Wild Rockies racing season closes with a shorttrack course during the the Hari-Kari STXC and Cyclocross and opens with the Southwest Idaho Cross races and the 2009 Bogus Samurai Run later the same night at 6 p.m. The awards presentation is followed by a barbecue. Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m., $20-$30, www.wildrockies.com. Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, Bogus Basin Road, Boise, 208-332-5100. STRIDE AND RIDE FAMILIES FIGHT BACK FUND-RAISING EVENT—The Snake River Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association is hosting an event to help fight back against progressive musclewasting diseases that affect hundreds of Southern Idaho children and adults. Gather pledges leading up to the event, then take a one-mile, low-impact walk around Veterans Park followed by a celebration with vendors, entertainment, games and a stride or ride (the ride is for wheelchairs). Registration is from 10-11 a.m. and the walk begins at 11:15 a.m. Participants receive one raffle ticket for every $100 received. Prizes are awarded for teams in the following categories: most team spirit, most dollars raised per member, largest team, most dollars raised and craziest team T-shirt. To form a team, contact the MDA district office at 208-327-0107 or by e-mail at boisedistrict@ mdausa.org. Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., suggested fund-raising goal of $100 per team member; $500 per team. Veterans Memorial Park, 930 N. Veterans Memorial Parkway, Boise. WALK MS 2009—Make a pledge to help the National Multiple Sclerosis Society find a cure. The event includes a walk and a 5K run. The walk starts at the Ketchum Historical Museum. Check-in is at 9 a.m. For more information, e-mail erin.farrell@nmss.org or call 208-388-4253. Saturday, Sept. 12, 9 a.m., FREE to walk, $15-$20 for run, walkidi. nationalmssociety.org.

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WOODLAND RUN One person’s race is another’s nightmare. Running full-tilt through the woods, trying to figure out where to go is the stuff of my nightmares, and usually includes some chainsawwielding psychopath, a grizzly bear, a rampaging moose or some combination of all three (the psychopathic moose with a chainsaw and a grizzly sidekick is really disturbing). But, taken in the right context—and fully conscious—running through the woods is, apparently, something to look forward to. Wild Rockies race organizers think so, at least. The race series championship trail run will send racers running along the wooded trails of Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area the evening of Saturday, Sept. 12. However, looking at the specifics of the race, we non-forest runners have to wonder whether the racers are hard-core or a little sadomasochistic (although I’ve found the two classifications aren’t mutually exclusive). Racers won’t begin until 6 p.m. on the 10K course, largely leading along some of Bogus’ lower Nordic trails. Along the way, runners will gain 1,500 feet in elevation and depend on catching orange trail arrows to find their way. Considering how early it’s been getting dark, some of the stragglers should bring some flashlights. If they survive the first go-round, participants can do the course a second time to complete a 20K race. The fastest male and female finishers of the 20K race will each take home $50. Everyone else will just have to pony up the $25 registration fee. The race begins and ends at Frontier Lodge—otherwise known as the Nordic lodge—and Shu’s Idaho Running Company and Wild Rockies will be at base camp with food and drinks. But the evening race isn’t the beginning of that flying-through-the-woods fun. Nope, that honor belongs to the second annual Hari-Kari short track and cyclocross training race, which will take over the base area of the Bogus Nordic Center beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The races mark the end of the short-track season and the beginning of the cross season, and organizers are hoping it will bring out the spectators as well as the racers since the action can be watched from the Nordic base area. Short track races begin at 10 a.m. for category three and lower, followed by category two and one. Cyclocross racing will follow throughout the afternoon, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Registration for bikers and runners can be done at spondoro.com. Personally, I might try to avoid running around the woods lest I kindle some kind of nightmare recollection. Strangely, once you start screaming as you’re running through the woods, it really ruins the atmosphere of an athletic event.

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

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very college campus has its token Thai restaurant. At the ake a moment to think about the really great meals in your University of Texas at Austin, where I went to school, Thai life: the ones that take over a corner of your memory with Noodles, Etc. was a slightly off-the-beaten-path gem with a seresolve and are easily recalled in the greatest of detail; the rene porch. Hidden under a canopy of trees down an alley off the main ones that are never replicated in their entirety because the fleeting drag, it was the ideal spot to grab a quick rice vermicelli bowl and a nature of experience doesn’t allow for dress rehearsals. cold Thai iced tea, while cramming for an exam. If you don’t have those memories, you should pay more attenIf Thai Nalyn had been my go-to campus Thai joint, I’d be close tion to what you’re eating. to wrapping up my doctorate at this point. Chilling innocuously in a Spring 2005. Luang Prabang, Laos. The table was outside; inbuilding on University Drive near Boise Avenue, Thai Nalyn’s underside—though there were no doors or walls or windows—a large whelming exterior conceals a cozy, even slightly romantic, interior. group sat on floor pillows drinking wine and recalling the day. Valentine-red, gauzy drapes cascade down large windows that overlook Buddha lounge music—the kind of stuff that’s mixed especially cars zipping by on Capitol Boulevard. to make gringos feel like their Asian On a recent weekday evening, the experience is more complete—hung in restaurant was sprinkled with couples the air. No cars dotted the streets of speaking softly and basking in the maridirt and rock, only pairs of bald and gold glint of the yawning sun. smiling monks walking by in their long My dinner date and I slid into a tall tangerine robes en route to the glowing two-top table in the back of the restautemple across the street. I remember it rant. Mere seconds, it seemed, after we being unusually hot, the kind of sticky ordered some rice-wrapped shrimp rolls hot that’s unnatural in such night ($7.25), they were on the table looking darkness. We ordered larb—a signature like six tiny, Renaissance fair-style fried Laotian dish—to start. Finely chopped turkey legs. Gripping a roll gingerly beef. Chile pepper singed the tongue. by its fanned-out tail, I plunged it into Onions mixed in. Bone cold despite the a sweet, chopped peanut-laden sauce. weather. A dose of lime triggered saliva. While the sauce added favorably to More than four years later, I sit in the flavor profile of the fried shrimp, a strip mall Thai restaurant that still it wasn’t a crutch. The shrimp had bears resemblance to the Chinese fastbeen marinated with citrus and spices, food chain-joint before it. The early allowing all of the appetizer’s competevening sun glints off the beige tiled ing flavors—sweet, salty, spicy, crispy, floors and onto my Singha bottle. A bouncy—to melt together effortlessly. series of bamboo blinds hide what was Before we had polished off the app, once the Chinese restaurant’s orderwe decided to scoot over to an adjacent ing counter and a large picture of the four-person table. Man, was that a Thai royal family hangs ever so slightly good idea. Not only does Thai Nalyn off-kilter on the blinds. The chili paste do the college crowd justice with low in my table’s condiment caddy looks prices, their portion sizes triple-dogdry and unused. A wall-mounted TV dare you not to take home leftovers. support hangs empty in one corner, As our main dishes flowed out of but in another corner—on a counter the kitchen in rapid succession—tom that once held a self-serve soft drink kha kai soup ($8.95), massamun curry machine—sits a pint-sized TV babbling ($9.95), phad pik khing ($9.95)—it beon low volume. THAI NALYN gan to feel like we were guests seated at the Beast’s 2203 University Drive, 208-343-1965, I sip my beer and make my way through one of thainayln.webs.com table. A steaming mound of rice ($1) and a chilled two fresh spring rolls ($6.25). I note the crispness Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; glass of burgundy ($2.50) were the final additions of the vegetables and nod approvingly about the Sat.-Sun., noon-9 p.m. to our massive banquet, and they squeezed tightly forthrightness of the cilantro but grimace slightly into the last vacant spots on the table. at the lack of spice in the accompanying peanut My date ladled us each out a pungent bowl of sauce. Between the courses, I inspect the bathroom the tom kha kai, and we sat, puzzled, as hunks of tomato splashed out and find a space that doesn’t get quite enough attention. I begin along with the mushrooms, lemongrass, galangal, Thai basil and oily mentally composing my review in soundbites: Comparing Thai red broth. As tom kha kai fans used to a creamy white coconut broth restaurants in Boise is like comparing the city’s Burger Kings ... and no tomatoes, we wondered if there might’ve been a soup switch-up the differences are noticeable but ultimately negligible, the quality in the kitchen. But as we slurped up successive spoonfuls, the very mild is functional but ultimately found wanting ... a Boise palate will coconut taste began to claw through the other competing flavors. My find Thai Nalyn as pleasing or as disappointing as the next place. date enjoyed this variation and began dreaming up a tom kha kai-style And then a surprise. My larb ($9.95) arrives looking like the bloody Mary, while I moved on to our other dishes. dish I’d had on a hot night in quiet Luang Prabang, a dish I’d Thai Nalyn offers a spice gradient of one to five with each entree. sought out for four years in various restaurants on several contiUnsure of the intensity of their rating system, we kept it safe with nents (the wrong ones, mind you) without finding its equal. Thai threes across the board. After heaping a mound of the yellow coconut Nalyn’s version was exactly as I’d remembered. Beef chopped so curry tofu onto my plate, I realized we’d made a wise choice. Unlike finely it almost looked ground. Just enough chili to assault the many of its Boise ethnic food peers, Thai Nalyn knows how to bring mouth. A rub of lime for a bit of a wince. Cilantro to freshen the the heat. While the sweetness of the coconut and the crunch of the snap finish. Chopped lettuce rather than whole leaves because we’re peas and peanuts kept the spice at bay momentarily, it eventually came quite fond of our cutlery in Boise. out roaring. The lemon chili tofu with mushrooms and green beans had The business is a family affair, and when my server returned, I the same amount of heat, but no creaminess to quell the burn. Even asked if her mother—the cook—wasn’t Laotian rather than Thai, with the lingering bite, we could tell both dishes were well cooked— despite the restaurant’s name and the proclivity for northern Thai juicy mushrooms, freshly steamed snap peas, non-mealy potatoes—and cuisine to include larb on the menu. Sure enough, Laotian. seasoned with care. Like all good Thai food, each pungent ingredient When I arrived at Thai Nalyn, I’d already planned to revisit came together to form a marching band of flavor. a second time before putting words to the page. After the larb, I As the other tables closed out and left, I watched our young server didn’t need to. Instead I’ll stick with parts of my earlier assesscrack open a textbook and start to study. Now that I know Boise State ment: Boise palates will find Thai Nalyn as pleasing or as disaphas a superior campus Thai joint, going back to school doesn’t sound pointing as the next Thai place, but then again, most Boise diners half bad. don’t know Thai from shinola—or Laotian. —Tara Morgan is ready to give it the old college Thai.

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

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

OM —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 food@boiseweekly.com or fax to 342-4733. THOMAS HAMMER—Boise has been loving Thomas Hammer for years in various locations and now its own downtown location. With all the coffee and sweet goodies necessary to keep you moving during the day, all served up in eco-friendly cups. Order up a heaping stack of the infamous Hammer T-shirts and mugs, or some beans and merchandise in stores or online. 298 N. Eighth St., 208-4338004. $ P SU . ZEPPOLE—Nothing beats the low prices and fresh-baked goodness of Zeppole on a lunch break, unless it’s taking home a loaf of their near-legendary bread to enjoy later. 217 N. Eighth St., 208345-2149. 983 E. Parkcenter Blvd., 208-338-1499. 600 S. Rivershore Ln., 208-939-3947. $ P OM SU .

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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 .

BERRYHILL & COMPANY RESTAURANT AND WINE BAR—The lunch menu offers finer casual food like a fig and feta grilled cheese sandwich, a buffalo burger and a crab melt of focaccia. A separate hors d’oeuvre menu features nibbles like baked escargot, and entrees include everything from rack of lamb to fish and steaks to both the white meats. Berryhill also offers a special kid-friendly, little foodie menu. 121 N. Ninth St., 208-387-3553. $$-$$$$ RES P SU OM .

REMBRANDT’S—Located in a restored church on Eagle’s main drag, 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, 208-938-1564. $ P SU

CHANDLERS—It didn’t take long for this Sun Valley restaurant to win the hearts and mouths of Boise. Known for its fine cuts of meat and its see-and-beseen happy hour, Chandlers in Boise has pushed the bar for a fine dining experience in Boise to a new level. Enjoy cocktails, appetizers and a little music in the lounge before moving into the dining room for an intimate dinner with your date. 981 W. Grove St., 208-343-7776 $$$$ RES P SU OM.

COTTONWOOD GRILLE—The food and ambience here share a terrific, tasteful symbiotic relationship. Inside, it’s like a big hunting lodge; outside, it’s watching the world go by on the Greenbelt. 913 W. River St., 208-333-9800. $$$-$$$$ RES P SU OM. EMILIO’S—This hotel restaurant applies five star hospitality in the dining room as well as it does as the front desk. With over 450 wines and a classically elegant fine menu, Emilio’s is one of those never-miss dining experiences that Boiseans love. 245 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-333-8002. $$$-$$$$ RES SU OM . THE MELTING POT—Delicious, savory and sweet, here’s fondue for every course. A cozy, classy place to repast. Order a drink from the extensive selection of wines and linger over a romantic dinner. 200 N. Sixth St., 208-383-0900. $$$-$$$$ RES P SU OM . RED FEATHER LOUNGE—Red Feather Lounge is all about wine and good food. You can get great macaroni and cheese for lunch, and for dinner, the menu turns deliciously swanky. If you can snag a seat in the cellar, count yourself especially lucky. 246 N. Eighth St., 208-429-6340. $$-$$$ RES P SU OM .

Pizza ATZA PIZZA—Atza uses handmade dough and pizza sauce and fresh ingredients. Hit the salad bar, order jumbo wings, or go for the sandwiches and breadsticks option. Decide between thin or original crust and you’re halfway done building your own pie, or you may choose one of Atza’s specialty pizza creations. 6564 S. Federal Way, 208-433-1112. $-$$ OM .

FOODNEWS BY RACHAEL DAIGLE

LOCAL FOOD WALKABOUT And I quote: “Paying attention to Idaho Preferred Month is one of the best things you can do as a foodie each year. Know who your local farmers and producers are and support them year round.” Regular Food News readers may know that I’ve just quoted myself there. If you read that and thought, “Yeah, that’s all well and good, but exactly how do I do that when things like the Locavore Express are already sold out?” Here’s how: Taste of Idaho. This weekend, Idaho Preferred gathers a crowd of local producers and stuffs them onto the floor of the Qwest Arena so you can get to know a little more about buying Idaho food products. In addition to an arena of vendors, the Chef Challenge will also take place. Local chefs face off Iron Chef-style in a duel to impress judges with meals made of all-local ingredients. Last year, the folks at Idaho Preferred gave me a seat at the judge’s table and not only was I forced to stuff my face with amazing food and wine all day long (yep, hardship duty) but also it was actually a pretty good time watching all those chefs slice and dice as fast as they possibly could. Stop by the Qwest Arena Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Information at idahopreferred.com.

PAELLA ON YOUR TABLE The Basque Market is having one of its paella and tapas classes when it divulges the secrets of the deceivingly simple Basque rice and seafood dish. This is one of the market’s most popular classes, so if you don’t get on the horn the minute you read Food News, you may have to wait until November’s class. Thursday, Sept. 10, 6 p.m., $30. Basque Market, 608 W. Grove St., 208-433-1208, thebasquemarket.com.

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DININGGUIDE CASANOVA PIZZERIA—Pizza made like traditional pizzerias in New York and Naples make. Fresh sauces, thin crusts, and toppings from figs and bleu cheese to prosciutto and arugula. And of course real clam pizza from folks hailing from the homestate of clam pizza—Connecticut. 1204 S. Vista Ave., 208-331-3535. $-$$ P SU OM. FLATBREAD COMMUNITY OVEN—Stone fired pizza, pasta and sandwiches served up from the community oven. A sleekly lined interior and two large fire pits beckon flatbread lovers to Bown Crossing. 3139 S. Bown Way, 208-343-4177. 830 N. Main Street, Ste. A (Generations Plaza), Meridian, 208-288-0969. $-$$ P SU OM . FLYING PIE PIZZERIA— Boise’s longest-lived and most inventive pizzeria. They have their own beer (the impeccable Triple Pi Belgianstyle ale), and pies to please even the pickiest eaters. 6508 Fairview Ave., 208-345-0000. 4320 W. State St., 208-3840000. $-$$ P SU OM. FRONT DOOR NORTHWEST PIZZA AND TAP HOUSE— Offering tasty pizza, sandwiches, soups and salads. Features a stellar line of beers, including 14 rotating beer taps, 20 bottles of Belgian Ale and more to comprise over 60 beers to choose from. Eat -in or take-out. 105 S. Sixth St., 208-287-9201. $-$$ P SU OM. GUIDO’S ORIGINAL NEW YORK STYLE PIZZA—There’s nothing like a slice (or three) of Guido’s New York-style pizza for lunch. Their giant pies are inexpensive and addictive, just like the infamous pizza by the slice. 235 N. Fifth St., 208345-9011. 12375 Chinden, 208-376-1008. $ SU OM. LUCKY 13 PIZZA—The former North End mainstay has moved essentially “as was” to Harris Ranch, where the best (and best-named) pizzas and sandwiches on the planet are still on the menu. 3662 S. Eckert Road, 208-344-6967. $ P SU. LULU’S FINE PIZZA—Big Apple-style gourmet pie for pizza lovers of everywhere kind. Get a wheel or go by the slice. Check out the usual toppings or get adventurous with some tasty things you’re not used to seeing on a pizza menu. Superb Sushi recently moved into Lulu’s, so go pizza and sushi simultaneously if you please. 2594 Bogus Basin Road, 208-387-4992. $-$$ P SU OM. PAPA JOE’S—Family owned and operated, Papa Joe’s uses family recipes for their pizza and pasta dishes. Food and drink specials all week long and a dozen flavors of gelato with which to reward your plate cleaning skills. 1301 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-344-7272. $-$$ P SU OM. PIEHOLE—Pizza plain and simple. Nineteen-inch pies by the slice or by the pie and calzones everyday. Try the infamous potato and bacon, or go cheap with the special of the day for two bucks. 205 N. Eighth St., 208-344-7783. 1016 Broadway Ave., 208-424-2225. P SU OM. PIZZALCHIK—PIZZa sALad and CHIcKen. Get it? Perfect robust salads, plus delicious original pizzas and whole chickens roasted in a 6,000-pound stone-hearth oven. Many toppings made in house. 7330 W. State St., 208-853-7757. $-$$ P SU OM. TONY’S PIZZERIA TEATRO—A European-style cafe serving salad, soup and brick oven Napolean-style pizza. Slices sold 11 a.m.-3 p.m., with pies available any time. 103 Capitol Blvd., 208-343-1052. $-$$ P SU.

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Pubs & Breweries BARDENAY—The atmospheric, cavernous interior (with visible distillery) and huge patio is the place to eat, drink and be seen downtown. 610 Grove St., 208-426-0538. 155 E. Riverside Dr., 208-938-5093. $-$$ P SU OM. BITTERCREEK ALE HOUSE—Enjoy a frosty microbrew and gourmet hamburger at this distinguished bar and grill with one of the best selections of scotches in the region. 246 N. Eighth St., P SU 208-345-1813. $-$$ OM. THE BULL’S HEAD PUB—A little bit of England tucked above the bistro, the pub serves up English fare (upside down Shepherd’s pie, anyone?) with plenty of spirits to wash it down. Stay entertained with games including shuffleboard, darts and pool, and for the spectators, flat screen TVs are scattered about the place. 1441 N. Eagle Road, 208-855-5858. $-$$$ P SU OM. CRESCENT NO LAWYERS BAR/ GRILL—Lawyers be damned at this popular bar, restaurant and game-lovers paradise. Though they’re famous for their Lawyer Fries and chicken gizzards, the menu is full of tasty pub food, including burgers, chicken sandwiches, tater tots and a most diggable meatloaf sandwich on sourdough. It’s been a Boise tradition since 1963, with a large patio, horseshoe pits and a rambunctious herd of TVs dialed in to the world of sports. 5500 W. Franklin Road, 208-322-9856. $ P SU OM. FALCON TAVERN—This upscale downtown tavern has become “Boise’s neighborhood pub.” Known for their hand-pressed Kobe burger and ample beer selection, Falcon Tavern also has a variety of appetizers, soups, salads and sandwiches. Cozy up in their interior space or kick back on the patio. 705 W. Bannock St., 208-9473111. $-$$ P OM. HIGHLANDS HOLLOW BREWHOUSE—Whether it’s the appetizers (Monty’s Hummus, Hollow Hot Wings), their entrees (Pan Fried Oysters, Mess-O-Chops) or their burgers and sandwiches (Black Bean Chili Burger, Reuben), stopping in at Highlands Hollow after winter skiing or hiking up Camel’s Back hill in the summer is always a great idea. The best part? The Hollow brews some of the best handcrafted ales in town. 2455 Harrison Hollow, 208-3436820. $-$$ P SU OM. HYDE PARK PUB—This Hyde park staple is that special bar that’s inviting no matter what your mood. With its dog-friendly patio and a menu chock full of twists on American classics, this is a neighborhood bar that feels like it’s in your neighborhood. 1501 N. 13th St., 336-9260. $ P SU. THE OFFICE—This cleverly named sports bar is for the over-21 crowd only. Enjoy a meal, a smoke and a full bar while catching a game on one of The Office’s plasmas. Then, when you’re better half calls looking for you, the simple answer is: “I’m at The Office, honey.” Bar and late night menu until 2 a.m. 6125 E. Fairview, 208-377-2800. $-$$ P SU. O’MICHAEL’S PUB & GRILL—It’s a North End institution with one waitress who’s been serving there for 40 years. The casual menu is full of traditional and specialty sandwiches (check out the slaw burger that’s no burger at all), fish and steaks, and the best giant fried prawns in town. 2433 N. Bogus Basin Road, 208-342-8948. $-$$ P SU.

PIPER PUB & GRILL—Perched high on Eighth Street with a wraparound patio, “the Piper” serves up yummy, creative pub fare. Known for its Scotch Club, the Piper has been a collection point for drinkers with a finely tuned palate for many moons. 150 N. Eighth St., 208-3432444. $-$$ P SU OM. THE REFUGE—The Refuge, formerly Harry’s on Parkcenter, has new ownership and new management, but still the same neighborhood, shiny wood, pub feel. The Refuge serves burgers, fingersteaks, homemade chips from flour tortillas and other bar favorites and boasts an expanded beer and wine selection, as well as a beefed-up and refined menu. 404 E. Parkcenter Blvd., 208-424-8211. $-$$ P SU. RICK’S PRESS ROOM—Chef owner Rick Valenzuela has created a menu of simple, gourmet food for his news-themed neighborhood pub. Lunch and dinner are both casual with sandwiches, salads and steak options. And after dinner, cigar fans can retire to the plush Treasure Valley Smoke Shop, which is adjacent to the smoke shop. 130 E. Idaho Ave., Meridian, 208-288-0558. $-$$ . RUDY’S PUB AND GRILL— Rudy’s is a pub that cares about its customers’ health. With locally grown beef and no trans fat in the fries, the menu runs the gamut of pub fare including starters, platters and sandos that come with a half-pickle. Soups are homemade daily and entrees served after 5 p.m. include pastas, salmon and N.Y. steak. 2310 E. Overland Road, Ste. 150, 208-884-4453. $-$$$ SU OM. SOCKEYE GRILL & BREWERY— Sockeye is the serious beer connoisseur’s brewpub. When the double IPA Hopnoxious is on tap, it’s a hophead’s liquid dream, and the Hell Diver Pale Ale gets rave reviews. The menu is pub fare with a healthy bent and free live music happens every Tuesday and Friday. 3019 Cole Road, 208-658-1533. $-$$ P SU. TABLEROCK BREWPUB AND GRILL—Tablerock Brewpub is a taste of Boise. In addition to its selection of award-winning handcrafted beers, the restaurant has a long standing reputation for superior pub food in one of Boise’s most well-known locations. 705 Fulton St., 208-342-0944. $-$$ P SU.

Steak & Seafood ANGELL’S—Upscale dining in a casual and relaxed atmosphere that’s nearly subterranean. Angell’s is one of Boise’s mainstays in the restaurant business with menu items running the gamut of sea and land choices from Idaho Trout and Crab, Rosemary and Juniper Lamb Rack and Halibut Oscar. 909 Main St., 208-342-4900. $$-$$$ RES P SU. BARBACOA—Theatrical tableside guacamole service is the thing to do in this carnivore’s restaurant. In the style of Argentine parrillas, meat is grilled over an open flame and served on ironwood platters. Known for its tranquil lakeside location and not one, but two excellent happy hours. 276 Bobwhite Ct., 208-3385000. $$-$$$ P SU OM. FRESH OFF THE HOOK—Gourmet seafood in a casual setting. Try the Halibut bruschetta or coconut prawns. It’s the best place in town for fresh, inexpensive seafood. 507 N. Milwaukee Ave., 208-322-9224. $-$$ OM. LOCK, STOCK & BARREL—A Boise staple featuring some of the most well-reputed steaks and prime in town. Known for its salad bar and thick-cut steaks. 1100 W. Jefferson, 208-3364266. $$-$$$ SU OM .

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DININGGUIDE STAGECOACH INN—This Boise institution has been in the same space, with the same decor and the same menu for 45 years. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And make sure you try the prawns. 3132 Chinden Blvd., 208-342-4161. $$-$$$ OM. TAVERN AT BOWN CROSSING— Choose between the first level streetside balcony where all the passersby can watch you enjoy a bottle of wine and a steak, or lounge on the second level patio with a roll of sushi and a martini. 3111 S. Bown St., 208-345-2277. $$ P SU OM.

Burgers & Drive-Ins BAD BOY BURGERS—This Bench burger joint offers all the requisite fare of a classic walkup/drive-thru, plus some tasty surprises: it will take two of you to get through one of their burritos. 815 S. Vista Ave., 208-331-1580. $ P. FANCI FREEZE—Shakes, malts, spins, sundaes and the Boston shake (one part sundae, one part shake) are what have made Fanci Freeze a Boise favorite for years. But because we can’t live on ice cream alone, Fanci Freeze also serves a whole mess of burgers, some of the crispiest tots in town and even a grilled cheese for the non-meat-eater. 1402 W. State St., 208-3448661. $ P SU OM. ROCKIES DINER—This is an old school diner where customers are greeted with perky waitresses on roller skates, classic rock emanating from the jukebox and guitars puncturing the ceiling. Even if you weren’t born before the ’50s, you’ll have flashbacks. A DJ booth to boot. 3900 Overland Road, 208-336-2878. $ SU . WESTSIDE DRIVE-IN—From the mind of “Boise’s Best Chef,” Chef Lou, come some of the most scrumptious foods for dine-in, take-out or frozen to use when cooking is the last

thing you want to do. 1939 W. State St., 208-342-2957. $-$$ P SU OM .

Vegetarian SHANGRI-LA TEA ROOM—With their own lines of herbal and organic teas and herbal medicines, Shangri-La Tea Room offers a basic menu of vegan and vegetarian offerings. Some items include five types of soup, pita sandwich and falafel sandwiches, curry and southwestern wraps, and one of the best organic salads in the valley according to customers. Teriyaki tofu, tea cakes, and cookies round out a variety of delightful items. On any given day, choose between 80-100 small batch, limited quantity teas produced on small tea farms. 1800 W. Overland Road, 208-424-0273. $$.

Chinese CHOPSTICKS GOURMET BUFFET—Veering from traditional buffets, where the food is prepped in hiding and served in abundance, Chopsticks Buffet is gourmet. Hence, the name. The restaurant features an open kitchen, which allows diners to browse fresh offerings while watching how the cooks prepare them. Goodbye gut-bomb, hello freshness. 2275 W. Main, 208-3458965.$ SU. MONGO GRILL—The process begins with choosing a size and bowl and then filling it with your favorite food to toss on a Mongolian grill under the direction of a skilled chef. Mongo Grill has a salad bar, AND seven kinds of pho, plus a Chinese menu with all the usual sweet and sour dishes served on rice noodles or fried rice. 3445 S. Findley Ave., Boise, 208-336-2122. $-$$ SU OM.

ORIENTAL EXPRESS—In the heart of downtown, Oriental Express offers fresh, hot, delicious Chinese food seven days a week at very affordable prices. Open late, you can stop by after a night on the town for take-out or dine in and enjoy the really friendly service. 110 N. 11th St., 208-345-8868. $-$$ . PANDA GARDEN—Small but comfortable, Panda Garden has a huge selection of menu items. Generous portions from Chinese to sushi, and it’s all good stuff. The staff, too, is friendly and attentive. 2801 Overland Road, 208-433-1188. $-$$ P SU OM. TWIN DRAGON—No fuss, no frills—just delicious Americanstyle Chinese food at prices that won’t cripple your wallet. This place is definitely no bells, no whistles. 200 Fairview Ave., 208-344-2141. $-$$ SU. YEN CHING—Yummy Chinese food at a decent price, with all the usual favorites one looks for in a menu, and then some. This is one of Boise’s favorite Chinese restaurants and a great one to bend an elbow in. 305 N. Ninth St., 208-384-0384. $-$$ SU OM.

Indian BOMBAY GRILL—The only Indian food you’ll find downtown. With an extensive menu of Indian favorites, Bombay Grill has become one of Boise’s best ethnic stops. Dinner only. 928 W. Main St., 208-345-7888. $-$$ OM. 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.

BEERGUZZLER BY DAVID KIRKPATRICK

BELGIUM, BOTH NEW AND OLD New Belgium may be best known for that session beer juggernaut Fat Tire, but their specialty offerings are a lot more interesting and complex. Peter Bouckaert, their brewmaster, is from Belgium, and since 1991, he has been producing some seriously good ales. Two new bottles from this brewery have hit the Treasure Valley. One is very true to the New Belgium style—the other, a bit of a departure. Another new arrival rounds out the trio. It’s a special release from an old-world brewery in a cork-finished, 25-ounce bottle. NEW BELGIUM HOPTOBER GOLDEN ALE An alluring mix of ingredients with five different hops (centennial, cascade, sterling, Willamette and glacier) and four different malts (pale, wheat, rye and oat) result in a nice creamy texture with a noticeable hop bite. With definitely more bitterness than you would expect from New Belgium, this ale is both rich and refreshing. Wheat and rye flavors come through along with a nice line of fruity citrus, and all those flavors linger nicely on the finish. NEW BELGIUM LE FLEUR MISSEUR This is the latest release in the brewery’s Lips of Faith specialty batch program. It is definitely a big mouthful of cool Belgian funk with a pronounced brett profile. Lots of clove and honey-laced pineapple aromas come through on the nose. Those aromas carry over to the palate along with a nice, drying hit of bitter hops. Rose hip and spruce come through on the smooth and light, almost delicate, finish. LA TRAPPE ISID’OR While New Belgium is pushing the two-decade mark, this trappist brewery is celebrating 125 years with the release of this special ale. Named for Brother Isidorus, the first brewer of La Trappe, it is smooth, lightly sweet and immensely appealing. Light spice and vanilla complement the orange and lemon aromas. A medley of fruit flavors fill the mouth, highlighted by sweet cherry, dark berry, apple and pear, that’s backed by caramel and citrus zest. This is a nicely balanced ale that is a fitting anniversary tribute.

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FREEW I L L ASTROLOGY BY ROB BREZSNY ARIES (March 21-April 19): I don’t think I’m being unduly optimistic when I speculate that you’re on the verge of achieving a ringing victor y over your bad self. What makes me so confident that this development is in the works? Well, in recent weeks, you have been dealing more for thrightly and intelligently with the lowest aspects of your character. You have also become more fully aware of the difference between your out-and-out unregenerate qualities and the unripe aspects of your character that may, someday, become ver y beautiful. There’s a second sign that you’re close to transforming one of the most negative things about you: You have almost figured out the truth about a murky curse that you internalized some time ago. When you finally identify it, you will know intuitively how to banish it forever. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): I expect that you’ll be a force of nature in the coming days, the human equivalent of a divine intervention. In fact, you might want to give fair warning to friends and loved ones who assume that you have always been, and will always be steady, placid and mild. Otherwise, they may be unduly freaked out when your intelligence explodes like a double rainbow or when you start emoting like a waterfall. They might accuse you of “not being yourself” when your laughter turns volcanic or your decisions hit with the force of the aurora borealis. It’ll be interesting for you to notice which of your close cohorts responds most favorably to this outbreak of your elemental gifts. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “Here’s what I did not do this summer,” begins the testimony of one of my Gemini readers, Beth Hylton. “Not once did I swing on a tire swing over the river, watching the pink shimmer y reflection of myself in a wet suit on a tire swing. I did not take a day off work to sneak out alone to Jones Beach with a book and a beer in a ginger ale bottle. I did not eat outside at a red-checkered-tablecloth-and-too-much-cheese-on-the-pasta Italian restaurant, sucking back carafes of Gallo like Kool-Aid. I did not catch fireflies for the satisfaction of setting them free, and I did not nap in the noontime sun. Where are all the ‘I dids’?” I’m happy to inform Beth, as well as any of her fellow Geminis who might have been remiss in doing the kinds of activities she named, that the next three weeks will be a ver y favorable period to make up for lost time. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Murmurs and whispers will have more clout than clamors and shouts. A candle in the dark will provide more illumination than a bonfire at high noon. Shor t jaunts could transform ever ything permanently; long trips might only shift things slightly and temporarily. Forceful confrontations may lead to a muddle; feints and tricks and bluffs could spark crafty solutions. The “simple facts” will probably be tainted by lies of omission; the messy contradictions are likely to be eminently trustwor thy. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): KFC is test-marketing a flamboyant new menu item at selected restaurants in the United States. This remarkable delicacy is an exotic sandwich that consists of bacon, two ser vings of cheese and special sauce, all held together not by bread but by two slabs of fried chicken. I nominate this spectacular creation to be your ear thy metaphor of the week. In accordance with the astrological omens, I hope it inspires you to head out to the frontiers of extravagance in both your spiritual affairs and your romantic life. The coming days will be an ideal time to pray to both Christ and the Goddess while making love, for example, or to get sandwiched between two delicious devotees while meditating naked, or to per form a boisterous ritual to invoke emotional riches with the help of a genius of love. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): It’s Build Up Your Confidence by Any Means Possible Week—for Virgos only. During this holiday, you have an astrological mandate as well as a poetic license to pluck the easy victories. So go ahead and solve the kinds of riddles that are your spe-

cialty. Arrange to be in situations where your perspective is desperately needed. Put yourself in the presence of people who think you’re a gift to the human race, and subtly encourage your secret admirers to be less secretive. If you have any trophies or awards, make them more visible. There’s no shame in bragging this week, Virgo, but for best results, do it with your best understated elegance. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): My first demand is that you weed out the wishy-washy wishes and lukewarm longings that keep you distracted from your burning desires. My second demand is that you refuse to think that anyone else knows better than you what dreams will keep your life energy humming with maximum efficiency and beauty. Now please repeat the following asser tions about 20 times: “I know exactly what I want. I know exactly what I don’t want. I know exactly what I kind of want but I won’t waste my time on it anymore because it sidetracks me from working on what I really, really want.” SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Ants may literally be crawling in your pants as you pull off a savvy coup or a brilliant stroke. An annoying pest may tr y to distract you at about the same time that movers and shakers are tuning in to your magnificence. But I don’t mean to imply that minor irritants will undermine your victories. I think you’re too unbeatable for that to happen. At worst, you’ll have a mild headache as you receive your reward or stumble slightly as you stride into the spotlight. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “That which can be destroyed by the truth should be,” wrote author P. C. Hodgell. I wish there were a gentler way to articulate that wisdom, but I can’t think of one. Instead, I’ll suggest a way to apply it so as to make the end result more graceful than shocking: Don’t pour out the whole truth all at once in a big dramatic gesture. Do it gradually and tenderly. As you do, keep in mind that when the truth has finally dismantled the thing that could not endure the truth, you may be able to use the debris as raw material to build something new that the truth will feel right at home in. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): What if 1 billion Chinese people jumped up into the air at the same exact moment? Would they create, at the moment they landed, a shockwave that would cause an ear thquake on the opposite side of the world, in Chile and Argentina? No one knows. I’d like to propose a not unsimilar but more interesting experiment. What if ever y Capricorn who reads this horoscope reser ves one minute at exactly 1 p.m. EDT on Sept. 12, and during that time, you all meditate intently on a single glowing thought, which is this: All of you Capricorns deser ve an act of uncanny grace that will help free you from one of your most oppressive beliefs. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Some rare people, through heroic acts of will and the help of a really good imagination, manage to free themselves pretty thoroughly from the iner tia of their past. This accomplishment is more possible for you right now than it has been in a long time. In fact, you could even overcome a negative legacy that made some of your ancestors crazy and sick. For maybe just the third time ever, you’re in a position to escape the sins of the fathers and the flaws of the mothers. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): If you build it, they will probably come. If you just pretend to build it, they may come anyway, and end up sticking around because of your charming attunement to life’s deeper rhythms. If, as you build it or pretend to build it, you act manic or send out mixed messages, they may be intrigued and attracted, but they definitely won’t come. So my advice, Pisces, is to suppress your mood swings as you at least star t pretending to build the thing in earnest. Homework: What’s your most beautiful or powerful hidden quality? Testify at freewillastrology.com.

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