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WOLVES IN FOCUS Idaho’s most controversial species FOOD 27

IT’S BURGER TIME Patty’s is all about Idaho

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NOTE PUTTING TOGETHER THIS WEEK’S MAIN FEATURE WAS NO EASY TASK. The inaugural wolf hunt is one of the most significant events of 2009 in Idaho, and Boise Weekly would be remiss not to cover the story in some capacity. Furthering the story from an alt-weekly perspective, however, presented a number of challenges. Those who live in the world beyond BW’s newsroom expect that those of us within BW’s walls take a particular stance on wolves. The truth is there’s hardly consensus among our opinions. Walking a line down the middle has been our goal with wolf coverage in recent months, and as evidenced by the dozens of comments on Features Editor Deanna Darr’s Aug. 17 citydesk post on the start of the hunt, that unbiased coverage spurs robust dialogue. This week, we’ve chosen to dispense with words and to present the story visually with a series of photographs depicting wolves in a variety of ways: as pets, as animals in their natural habitat and as game. Our intent was not to position Boise Weekly on the issue, nor was it to rehash the story of wolves in Idaho from endangered to hunted. No doubt, some people will think we’ve made a mistake in further publicizing hunter Robert Millage’s photos, which now symbolize the hunt to a nationwide audience. Others will think we’ve made a mistake publishing artist David Marr’s photos depicting wolves as beloved pets. And others will simply object to the juxtaposition of the two viewpoints, arguing that we’ve created a negative statement one way or other. Regardless of your opinion on the wolf hunt, or your opinion on our approach, I’m confident that you’ll have a strong opinion about some aspect of the story. Share it with us. Post your comments online, send in your letters to the editor, take part in the discussion. On a much more serious note, we’re hosting a party next week and we’d like you to join us. The eighth annual BW Cover Art Auction is Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the Idaho State Historical Museum. We’ll auction off the last year of BW covers, all of which have been created by local artists, in order to fund a private grant for local artists. Admission is free, doors open at 5 p.m. and the auctioneer starts at 6 p.m. sharp. For a refresher on the year’s covers, visit and click on “cover,” check out the preview in this edition, or wander over to the museum and have a look. —Rachael Daigle



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NEWS Is that really your trash can? They know. 8 CITIZEN TRUE CRIME / MONDO GAGA

A POWER HOW-TO Last week’s News section reported on Idaho Power’s new smart meters and how customers can access personalized power usage reports. You might have seen the story, but what you missed online was the tutorial on where to find and how to use the tool.

“THE FOG OF WAR” If you missed Reuter’s photographer Finbarr O’Reilly’s audio slideshow on the worsening conflict in Afghanistan posted at The Grip, you missed one of the best stories to post to all week.

GO AHEAD, SNEAK A PEEK BW’s annual Cover Art Auction is Wednesday, Nov. 18, and on First Thursday, Idaho State Historical Museum stayed open late to showcase a year’s worth of cover art before auction day. Visit Cobweb for a few photos of the show, or hit up the online cover archives to plan your auction attack.

HAIR OF THE DOG? Scoring a one-two punch as a “Burning Question of the Day” and one of Questionland’s top answered questions last week was: “What’s the best hangover cure?” Questions aplenty needin’ answers at Questionland and answers just hovering out there waiting for the right question.


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WHOO-HOO! VAL! C’mon, let me be your huckleberry I’ve been hearing the rumor for months. Supposedly, Val Kilmer has been seen in Boise. And not in the “Where the hell is the road I take to get out of here?” way, either. The rumor goes that he was seen drinking coffee and reading newspapers, that sort of thing. You know ... like he’s staying here! I said, “Nah, you’re nuts. Why would Val Kilmer be drinking coffee in Boise? Val Kilmer could be drinking coffee anywhere he damn well pleases. You just saw someone that looks like Val Kilmer.” But the reports kept coming. More and more people were saying they had seen an individual who looks so much like Val Kilmer, they actually believed they saw the real Val Kilmer. And not all of them accepted my assessment that they were nuts. So I have decided to start a well-intentioned movement. The “You’re Crazy If You Think Val Kilmer Is Staying In Boise” movement. It may not seem like such a big deal to you if some want to believe he’s here, but it is my conviction that far too many Americans are already living with far too many delusions. Guardian angels, for one. Polls show there is an alarming percentage of Americans who claim they have a guardian angel looking out for them. I ask, “Have you ever seen this guardian angel that’s looking out for you?” And they say, “Not that I know of, but who knows what a guardian angel looks like, anyway?” And I say, “Why would you have a guardian angel when every day, other people have horrible things happen to them? Don’t they have a guardian angel, too?” And they say, “I don’t know how to answer that but I know I have a guardian angel or I would certainly be dead right now as we speak!” And I say, “What’s that prove?” And they say, “Well, I’m still alive aren’t I!?” And this is the problem with trying to make sense to delusional people, isn’t it? You can’t. Even worse, look at the number of people who believe what they hear on Fox News! You say, “OK, Bill, there are only 2 ... 3 million, tops ... people who even watch Fox News, which means there are 300-some million people who don’t watch Fox News. Why are you so worried that a couple million people might actually believe what Fox News tells them?” And you’re right. They are probably not worth the worry. But it creeps me out to think there are more Americans who believe what Fox News tells them than live in the whole state of Idaho. Think of it this way: If respectable scientists were to prove beyond all doubt that there really are werewolves, would it be all that damn comforting to learn that only one out of every 100 people you pass on the street was a werewolf? No. I don’t think so. U Sadly, I have learned there is not much I can do to influence those who believe in


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guardian angels or Fox News. But disproving Val Kilmer’s presence in Boise shouldn’t be that tough. After all, there are no gray areas to this. Val Kilmer is either staying in Boise, or he is not staying in Boise. However, I do admit, since I started the “You’re Crazy If You Think Val Kilmer Is Staying In Boise” movement, I have been plagued with doubts. After all, I realized, is it not true that George Kennedy lives in Eagle? George Kennedy? ... the very man without whom Cool Hand Luke might not have been so cool ... in Eagle? And did not the late Forrest Tucker ... the very man without whom F Troop would not have been so ... uh ... F Troop-y ... settle in McCall? But there is empirical evidence these men either are or were here. I have, with my own eyes, seen them interviewed on local television productions. Their presence in Idaho is demonstrable. It is not a delusion to believe they are (or were) where they are said to be. The same cannot be said about Val Kilmer. I find no evidence that Val Kilmer has ever been interviewed on local television or by the local print media. Every detail about the alleged presence of Mr. Kilmer in Boise is hearsay and anecdotal. So today, I’m offering Val Kilmer—if indeed he is anywhere near Boise—the opportunity to separate himself from the goofy fringes of guardian angels and Fox News. All it will take is an interview with a bona fide local media representative—being me. Honestly, Val, you couldn’t find any more sympathetic an ear. I have seen every one of your movies except for some of them, and I would ask you only the most professional of questions. I would like to think you would be greatly impressed by the depth of my interviewing skills. First question, of course, would be, “Val Kilmer, are you or are you not staying in Boise?” but after that, there is no telling how deep we could go. And I wouldn’t giggle. Any other local media representative would giggle, I’m sure of it. I’ve seen them work. No way is Carolyn Holly or Larry Gebert going to get through an interview with Val Kilmer without giggling. But not me. I am not impressed or stricken giggly by movie stars or boyish good looks. In fact, I would like to think we could be buddies, Val. I imagine you might even come to my house and we could split a pizza or play Pictionary. I imagine, even, that you might be wildly interested in an idea for a movie script I’ve been thinking about writing someday. We’ll just have to see how the weekend goes, right? Of course, this all hinges on whether you’re staying in Boise or not. If you are, call me. We’ll line something up. If you aren’t? ... well, hey ... doesn’t that just go to show how ridiculously deluded some people can get? WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


AMERICA SNEEZES Failure on H1N1 highlights a bigger crisis NEW YORK—America’s lame (non-)response to the swine flu pandemic isn’t a big deal. Not compared to, say, the melting of the polar ice cap. It isn’t torture. Or war. It pales next to giving hundreds of billions of dollars to wealthy bankers and nothing to homeowners facing foreclosure. But it sure is interesting. First, the Obama administration committed the classic mistake of governance: They overpromised and underdelivered, failing to ensure Americans had enough H1N1 vaccine. Early estimates of 120 million doses fell to 40 million, then 28 million. In fairness, vaccine production is an inherently unpredictable business; the swine flu antigen simply grew slower than that of other flus. But even after the feds learned there wouldn’t be enough vaccine, they urged everyone to demand it from their doctors. Lines sprang up outside clinics. At many locations, hundreds of people were turned away. More telling was the White House’s inability to see the crisis coming coupled with its knee-jerk reliance on free markets. With the air out of the capitalist balloon since September 2008, why would Obama & Co. trust private corporations? A pandemic calls for a sweeping response such as temporary or permanent nationalization of drug companies. Moreover, the decision to outsource most production overseas baffles the mind. Four out of five vaccine makers hired by the U.S. government were in other countries. Also indicative of the “can’t do” spirit in the Age of Obama is the government’s unwillingness to impose common sense on employers. A century after the rise of unionism, nearly


40 percent of private-sector workers get no paid sick days. Add that to employees who have already used their allotment and are afraid to take a day off lest they get targeted for layoffs, and you’ve got trouble: tens of millions of people mixing at work, many of them with a contagious, potentially lethal virus. One of the nation’s largest employers threatens to fire workers who get sick. Reports The New York Times: “At Walmart, when employees miss one or more days because of illness or other reasons, they generally get a demerit point. Once employees obtain four points over a six-month period, they begin receiving warnings that can lead to dismissal.” A country with a strong, well-run government would order employers to give all employees with flu-like symptoms paid time off from work. One of the most reliable indicators of a country’s political and social viability is its ability to respond to an emergency. The United States has faced four major challenges this century: the stolen election of 2000, 9/11, Katrina and the depression that began a year ago. Each crisis metastasized within a different medium (politics, military, domestic governance, economy), each essential to maintaining a successful nation. Tellingly, the country failed each test. Will the H1N1 pandemic rise to those events’ status as signal catastrophes? I don’t know. But it highlights what many of us have suspected for years: The United States has entered an irreversible decline. Ted Rall is the author of The Year of Loving Dangerously.


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MICROCHIPS AMONG US New trash and recycling carts will track owner usage MIKA BELLE



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As 170,000 new trash and recycling carts are delivered throughout Ada County, each household receives a tracking device for monitoring weekly waste habits. “They all have RFID chips in the handles,” said Rachele Klein, a manager for Allied Waste Services of Idaho. “[It] helps us keep track of our inventory.” RFID stands for radio frequency identification technology, microchips that can be

receiving pickup services without being billed, according to the RFID Journal. “Those unbilled pickups were the main challenge the county faced before implementing the system,” said Martin Demers, CEO of Canada-based Fleetmind Solutions, the same company providing “smart-trash” technology to Ada County. Demers told Boise Weekly that a much larger number of unpaid bills could be found

implanted into a variety of products, mainly for tracking purposes. Although some chips are thinner than a human hair, the cart chips are about 3 inches long and a half-inch wide. Because chips now average just 7 to 15 cents apiece more businesses are using them. Each new cart is married to the address to which it is delivered, Klein said. Starting early next year, the carts will be scanned during weekly pickups by hand-held or truckmounted scanners, which cost $500 to $2,000. Drivers can then make sure the carts are at the proper address. But the trash hauler has a more important interest in RFID technology than can swapping: the potential to find lost money at the end of the trash line. By some estimates, the technology could locate millions of dollars in lost revenue throughout the county. “The RFID chips ... will ensure that the customer billing accounts are more accurate, since we have information on the size of the cart [48, 65 or 95 gallons] and the number of carts at each address,” said Catherine Chertudi, Boise environmental programs manager. Earlier this fall, Monroe County, Miss., identified 600 locations where residents were

in Ada County. Monroe County dealt with only 8,600 carts and found 600 nonpaying households. Comparatively, Ada County is using 170,000 carts and could find as many as 12,000 unpaid locations. This lost-and-found money is a potentially enormous amount. The average household trash and recycling bill is about $13.80, according to Vince Trimboli, Boise Public Works Department spokesman. Multiply that average bill by 12,000 and the monthly total equals about $165,000—the annual totals almost $2 million. But Trimboli does not foresee Boise finding any lost pot of gold. “That was probably some rural county in Mississippi. I don’t think we have that many people slipping through the crack here,” he said. Any such newfound revenues would go to the city or county, depending on the location of the offending household, minus a collection fee to Allied Waste, Trimboli said. Fleetmind has other ways to find lost money through RFID. It will monitor household service levels to determine if residents earn the various discounts they are claiming. “We will be able to tell how often this

house is, or is not, recycling,” said Klein, adding that the same data collection will occur for trash. “Some people are snowbirds, and ask for a seasonal suspension.” Boise offers a $4 monthly discount to households that recycle, and other discounts for people who claim to not use their pickup services temporarily, as in extended vacations. Klein would not estimate the company’s losses from these discounts, but said they are a concern. She stressed the priority of Fleetmind is to offer a better service to its clients and staff, but that better service will take some time to implement. “We will roll this out in stages,” she said. After the carts are inventoried and exchanged for different sizes with Allied Waste, they will be scanned during routine pickups. Microchipped trash cans may sound new, but the technology has been used across the pond for years. “You can say you’re one of the first cities in the U.S. to use it, but certainly Europe has been way ahead of us,” said Demers. He explained that Dresden, Germany, was the first city to use smart-trash technology in 1994 to track and weigh its trash. “The benefits have been a way to seriously reduce trash and increase recycling,” he said, because the weights are used to determine a household’s bill. Allied Waste does not plan to weigh local trash or recycling here, at this time. The possibilities of RFID technology for household usage are unlimited. Technology has already been developed for smart medicine cabinets to track medications, and for smart refrigerators to notify consumers when their milk is expired. The technology could potentially be used to inventory microchipped retail items thrown out in the trash. “That was not our intent,” said Bruno Gagnon, a Fleetmind director. “Our scanner can only be configured to read one generation of tag.” Gagnon explained that Fleetmind only uses scanners designed to read the numbering system of the chips in their carts: “It’s a fairly complicated number.” BEN WILSON

At first glance, the detailed returns from this month’s City Council elections show a city split east from west, generally along Cole Road. But a closer look complicates that generalization. First, there is Vern Bisterfeldt, who fended off two opponents, winning every precinct in the city, all 81 of them. Vern transcends Cole Road. Then there is Maryanne Jordan, who lost only one, Precinct 27—in far west Boise south of Eagle and McMillan roads—to Lucas Baumbach, 106 to 92. David Webb pulled in 41 votes there. So Jordan also managed to win supposed “conservative” votes on both sides of Cole. So why does the TJ Thomson-David Litster map, which you can view at citydesk., appear so divided? Thomson and Litster did the most outreach to voters and got the most press, so we can see roughly where they spent their time on the map. But their impressions of city politics probably align with their personal politics to some degree, so the east-west divide represents more than mere electioneering, as we have seen in recent legislative and other contests. One other factor complicates the picture: So few of y’all voted, that it makes it hard to draw too many conclusions. Speaking of electioneering, Idaho’s Congressional delegation remains united against health-care reform, with Rep. Walt Minnick showing his cards and voting against the Affordable Health Care for America Act, hedging his bet that the Senate will produce a bill that he likes better. Idaho legislators, meanwhile, are a bit tougher to peg. As citydesk correspondent Mathias Morache found at a recent legislative health-care task force meeting: Idaho lawmakers and lobbyists agreed at a Nov. 4 panel that it was too soon for Idaho to take action on federal health-care reform proposals. The agenda focused on whether or not Idaho should opt-out of a government-run health plan, whether Idaho, like Arizona, should consider amending the state Constitution to allow citizens not to participate in a government-run plan and what could or should be done about health care in Idaho. David Irwin, director of communications of the Idaho AARP office doesn’t think state constitutions should be tampered with lightly. “High prescription drugs costs are forcing many to choose between filling a grocery cart and filling a prescription,” said Irwin. “AARP recently stated that Idaho is on a crash course for a health-care disaster. A public option funded by premiums could allow the growing ranks of the uninsured a viable and affordable option.” —Nathaniel Hoffman



SCOTT GLENN Small towns, big cities, silver screens JEREMIAH ROBERT WIERENGA

Being an Idaho guy, did that influence your decision to be a part of Buhl, Idaho? What always makes my mind up to get involved in something is the script, invariably, and the part, but once I read it, I really liked it a lot. Yeah, I have to admit, the idea of number one, working here and being able to drive an hour and a half to Twin and stay in Twin and work 16 miles down the road was a turn-on ... I’ve always said that if I could be part of or help Idaho filmmakers or filming in Idaho, I’d do it. I don’t mean to say that doing this in any way is generous of me because it’s a great part and I wouldn’t be doing it if I didn’t feel that way. The fact that it was shooting here made it nicer. You’ve worked with some of the bigger directors. Ron Howard, both Coppolas [Sophia and Francis Ford], Oliver Stone. How was working with someone who is creating their first feature film? The experience was great. [Zinn is] no different from a lot of the veteran filmmakers


that I’ve worked with. He has a real specific vision of what he wants, he really understands timing. He wrote it, which is great. The first day he came up to me and said, “Look, Scott. None of these lines are set in granite. Anytime you feel like it, make it your own. You’ve lived here 31 years, you probably know more sheriffs than I do.” It’s kind of like a perfect situation. More with writer/directors than with people who are directing someone else’s script. They built the car, and you get to jump in and race it, but if it breaks, they can fix it. The only times that I’m aware that I’m working with somebody who really hasn’t done this a lot has nothing to do with his ability, the way he’s doing it, but just with his amazement that his scenes are working so well, because he’s never really had professional actors. Can you talk to me about your character? It’s cool that he’s a sheriff because, with his job, at the end of the day underneath everything else he’s as serious as a heart attack. What’s great about this character, and I think every character in the film, is you get to see the quirky side of this guy. In many ways, it’s very comedic, but not pie-in-yourface burlesque kind of comedy. The character could be a welder or a farmer or an investment banker. It almost wouldn’t matter. As an actor, I get to dip into what people’s lives really are about when they wake up in the morning. We go through most of our lives with our own personal needs and desires. I have to take my computer in to get fixed, or I really want that girl who works in the store next to mine to smile at me because I think she’s hot. My character, when he wakes up in the morning going to work as a sheriff, he knows that he has to get a bale of alfalfa for his horse and donkey sometime during the course of the day. The guy is like an addictive


Scott Glenn finds himself in Twin Falls these days, playing Sheriff Ed Halfner in a film called Buhl, Idaho. It’s written and directed by Jaffe Zinn, a Buhl native now based in New York, and it’s produced by Boisean Heather Rae whose film Frozen River received an Oscar nomination last year. Glenn also has deep Idaho connections, having resided in Ketchum for the last 31 years. But his resume includes such huge Hollywood productions as Apocalypse Now, The Hunt for Red October and The Bourne Ultimatum, as well as a number of indie projects and stage work, both in New York and Seattle. BW spoke with Glenn recently about what makes a small town interesting, life in Idaho and playing a lawman.

hunter, too, so you get to see the stuff that motors almost all of us and controls most of our days, until something big comes along. It could be something really good, but more often than not, it’s not something good. This is related to that idea of small-town America. What draws you to smaller projects and smaller towns? I think that kind of setting kind of isolates human behavior. As an artist that’s what always draws me to that. Even in this film, the biggest star is the countryside of southern Idaho because when you see these things happen, it’s so isolated physically, like at a traffic stop you’re out in an open field that’s only broken by the Snake River Canyon in the distance. Number one, it lets you focus intensely on what’s going on between the people because there’s no distractions. It also sets you in a frame that’s older than the human race. You get that when you’re in rural America and small towns. That’s the artist part of me, the Scott part of me that says people are nicer when they’re not all jammed in together. I’ve lived in big, big cities. I love Manhattan, when everybody’s jammed up on top of you. For a while. Then at a certain point I say, “Get me the hell out of here.” I need the Sawtooth Mountains. I need the Bighorn Crags. I need to not see a human being for a couple of weeks. More Scott Glenn at


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NEWS/TRUE CRIME VEGAS SUSPECT FINGERED FOR BOISE BANK HEIST What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Unless what happens is bank robber y. Then word tends to get out, no matter what the adver tising slogan promises. In the case of Nevada resident Glen A. Reynolds, that means he’ll be making a return trip to the City of Trees sometime in the not-toodistant future. But not as a tourist. During a previous visit to Boise on Aug. 28, the 46-year-old Reynolds allegedly made an unauthorized withdrawal from the Wells Fargo Glen A. Reynolds Bank on the 400 block of Orchard Street. To the perp’s credit, no weapon was displayed during the robber y, and no one was injured. But witnesses panned his grooming skills, describing him as unshaven and dir ty. He made his getaway southbound on Orchard in a white panel van with older-style windows. That description, along with bank surveillance photos, sparked a citizen tip to Crime Stoppers. Boise Police detectives gleaned enough information to issue an arrest warrant for Reynolds. They tracked him to a local motel on Sept. 1. But by that time, he had vanished.


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And he stayed that way until, perhaps, the undisclosed amount of cash he allegedly lifted in Boise ran out. On Oct. 29, Reynolds repor tedly made another run on a bank. But in Las Vegas, his disappearing act failed. Local cops nabbed him. And they were only too happy to tack on charges for the Boise robber y. So Reynolds now faces double the prison stay for his unor thodox personal economic stimulus plan. If convicted, at least he’ll have plenty of time to work on his grooming.

ROOMMATE FIGHT ENDS IN AGGRAVATED BATTERY ARREST Talk about the roommate from hell. The fight call came into Boise Police dispatch at about 11 p.m. on Nov. 4. At a residence on the 1900 block of West Panama, responding officers found an adult female soaked in lighter fluid. Witnesses told police that the woman’s roommate, a 23-year-old Boise man, had become angr y with her after imbibing intoxicants of a liquid nature. He allegedly held her by the throat. Then snatched a can of lighter fluid. And sprayed her with the liquid accelerant while holding a lighter and making threats. That is a no-no under Idaho law. Especially the use of a “noxious or destructive substance or liquid.” Idaho’s lawmakers frown on that kind of thing. So much so, they made indulging in such rude, crude and socially unacceptable behavior a felony. And that’s exactly what the suspect faces. He was booked into the county lockup on a felony aggravated batter y charge. Sounds like somebody will be apar tment hunting before long. —Jay Vail


A photo essay on Idaho wolves




A wolf from the Bear Valley pack.

ut aside the lawsuits, the protests and the acrimony surrounding wolves and one thing remains: a wild animal. But that animal is also ensnared in a fierce political and emotional debate. From ranchers and hunters to scientists and conservationists, convictions run deep when it comes to wolves. Boise Weekly has decided to allow several opposing viewpoints to speak for themselves. We invited three individuals to share their photographs, as well as a short statement laying out their views on wolves. Robert Millage is a North Central Idaho



resident who recorded the first wolf taken during the state’s inaugural wolf hunt this fall. Since then, he has become the face of wolf hunting and the target of both praise and scorn. Carter Niemeyer retired from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as the wolf recovery coordinator for Idaho. He now works as a seasonal biologist for the Idaho Fish and Game Department, continuing his work with the species. Finally, David Marr is a professional photographer who has raised wolves for years and has published a book about his life with the species.

Photographer David Marr has kept domesticated wolves, including this Arctic wolf, for years. They are the focus of his recent book, Our Children Have Always Been Wolves.

WOLF FACTS Estimated 2009 population: 1,020 Estimated packs in Idaho: 88 Wolves taken in hunt as of Nov. 9: 97 of 220


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This female was the first wolf shot legally during Idaho’s first wolf hunt, which started earlier this fall.

Idaho hunter Robert Millage has become the face of wolf hunting for both supporters and opponents.

Robert Millage The photos are from my opening-day wolf hunt. With the growing number of wolves in our area, and the state game biologists calling for a season, I felt it was my duty as a hunter to apply some time toward wolf hunting. I was fortunate enough to locate a pack and was successful in calling in a wolf, shortly after daylight on Sept. 1, 2009.


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David Marr Wolves are exactly what they were created to be, no more, no less. They have a purpose in nature’s overall plan. They belong here in Idaho. They were here long before us. Native people learned from the wolf. Perhaps the white man is not capable of learning from our brother wolf. Perhaps we will continue to abuse our children, cast them into rivers, rape the earth and destroy anything that gets in the way of profit or our so-called sport hunting. Perhaps we are truly lost after all.

David Marr’s Arctic wolf is a treasured family member.

Marr first brought his Arctic wolf home as a pup from a breeder.

Carter Niemeyer We’re all going to have to learn to live with wolves, and not everybody is going to be happy about the way they are managed. Everybody should step back and look at how successful wolf recovery has been: We have 1,600 wolves in the Northern Rockies. That’s not the issue for me. People have polarized attitudes about wolves, and they need to work toward the middle—that’s the only place where problems are solved. Wolves do not create the huge problems that they are purported to create: People do. I’ve worked with wolves for 22 years of my career, and I think I know this.

Niemeyer processes a tranquilized Galena pack wolf.


Niemeyer examines a Phantom Hill pack wolf who researchers named Judith.


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We Shot the Moon wait patiently for the veil of darkness so they can properly hit their target.


Get psyched for the upcoming Junot Diaz reading on November 20 by attending the Sun Valley Center’s Junior Patrons Circle book discussion.

THURSDAY, NOV. 12 lit JUNOT DIAZ BOOK DISCUSSION Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz is taking the stage in Sun Valley on Nov. 20, and in preparation for his upcoming lecture, the Sun Valley Center for the Arts is already hard at work. On Thursday, Nov. 12, the center’s Junior Patrons Circle will host a discussion of Diaz’s first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which New York Times critic Michiko Kakutani described as a “streetwise brand of Spanglish that even the most monolingual reader can easily inhale: lots of flash words and razzle-dazzle talk, lots of body language on the sentences, lots of David Foster Wallace-esque footnotes and asides.” Comprised of people age 21-50, the Junior Patrons Circle is a membership club and volunteer group dedicated to furthering the goals of the Sun Valley Center for

FRIDAYSATURDAY NOV. 13-14 crafts RE:USE MARKET IN NAMPA Have a pile of multicolored felt you can’t seem to find a place for? Missing that one essential piece needed to complete your Turkey Day Dick Cheney


quail hunting costume? Whether getting rid of old bits and bobs or finding new diamonds in the rough, the Re:Use Market’s open house is the ultimate destination. The brainchild of Tracy Cochran, the Re:Use Market ser ves as a Mecca for all unwanted (and unor thodox) ar t supplies. A trip inside reveals tables heaped with random scraps of all sor ts of fabrics and materials, along with an assor tment of tiles, wallpaper

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the Arts. They seek to inform young adults and their families about the center, as well as get the next generation involved in the arts and their community. Diaz was born in the Dominican Republic, and much of his writing reflects his experience as an immigrant in America. In addition to the Pulitzer, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao was also awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award, the John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the Dayton Literar y Peace Prize and was named the best novel of 2007 by 35 publications ranging from Time to New York Magazine. Not bad for a first book. Add in a teaching gig at MIT and a position as the Boston Review’s fiction editor and here is one uniquely talented individual worthy of discussion. This free event will be held at Ketchum’s Iconoclast Books, and all attendees will receive a sweet 10-percent off Diaz’s novel. 6:30 p.m., FREE, Iconoclast Books, 671 Sun Valley Road, Ketchum, 208-726-1564. For more information, call 208-7269491 or visit

and wood pieces. Donations are encouraged and continually received, so you can expect to find something unique ever y time you stop by. This weekend’s open house features new goodies such as scrapbooking paper, colored plastic baubles and eight stuffed boxes of random fabrics. The nonprofit Re:Use Market is run by Cochran and her team of volunteers, relying on whatever patrons

donate and can afford to pay for previously owned offerings. Originally based in Boise, the market’s first space proved too small to accommodate the crowds of craft-minded shoppers. The market has since moved to a larger space in the back of the White Pine boutique in Nampa, where Cochran and crew are still working to establish a clientele base. Cochran admits that many Boise shoppers seem deterred

When Jonathan Jones, frontman for We Shot the Moon, par ted ways with his previous outfit Waking Ashland, he headed home, found a regular job and attempted living life outside of the music industr y. But it didn’t take long for music to star t tugging at his hear t once again. Unfulfilled with his new direction, Jones began writing again, creating pieces that presented a deep desire for hope in the future and in himself. With a few songs in hand and the help of some friends, Jones soon headed into the studio and recorded We Shot the Moon’s first LP, Fear and Love, on the recording label The Militia Group. The band soon headed out on tour, stopping in Boise multiple times and building a strong local fan base. In Januar y 2009, We Shot the Moon headed back into the studio to create their sophomore release, A Silver Lining, which was made available digitally Oct. 13 and will be in stores on Nov. 17. They’ve headed back on tour to suppor t their newest release and give fans the oppor tunity to hear the songs they love. We Shot the Moon has not only built a fan base locally but also made lasting friendships with Venue employees and the three local bands—My Paper Camera, Apple Horse and We Won the Science Fair—all of whom will be opening at their upcoming show. As if their music wasn’t enough to draw Boiseans back, seeing the band’s interactions with the local community is the icing on the cake. With My Paper Camera, Apple Horse and We Won the Science Fair. 6 p.m., $12, The Venue, 521 Broad St., 208-919-0011,

by the commute, but she remains optimistic about what she’s doing and why she’s doing it. “A lot of the things in here would be in a landfill, literally, right now if we hadn’t collected them,” Cochran said. “So it’s nice to see these things get a sor t of second life.” A lack of volunteers and the need to pay the bills make it so the Re:Use Market can only open its doors one weekend a month, but

already Cochran is looking to expand on that. So make the trek out to Nampa this weekend and don your creative cap to dig up some cool crafty crap. Friday, Nov. 13, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 14, noon-3 p.m. FREE, White Pine boutique, 115 13th Ave. S., 208-794-9661,




Emmylou Harris storms the stage for a two-night run at the Egyptian.

The price is right at India Nite.




culture BOLLYWOOD BOOGIE The Boise Chapter of the Association for India’s Development will be putting on a one-night cultural event that will include many facets of what India has to offer. Attendees are invited to witness a real Indian soiree, complete with traditional dancing, Bollywood boogies, music and authentic Indian food. As a nonprofit organization, AID relies solely on donations in order to achieve its goals. The organization was founded back in 1991 as a volunteer movement working to alleviate poverty in rural India through education and healthrelated projects. The Boise Chapter was established in 2001 and consists of roughly 20 core volunteers and many supporters. Since its creation, the Boise Chapter has helped provide prenatal and delivery care for mothers and care for infants in rural Indian villages; established mobile clinical and education services in remote tribal areas; provided food, water, medicine and more. However, the work is never done, and all proceeds from the event will support AID’s causes. If you’re looking to broaden your horizons or simply enjoy good authentic eats, head down to AID’s India Nite 2009 for an evening of cultural celebration and some hip-shaking Bollywood glitz. Tickets can be purchased at both Boise Co-op and India Foods. 4-5 p.m., $5-$9 event, $5-$9 dinner, Meridian High School, 1900 W. Pine Ave., For more information, contact

invites all river rooters and fish fanatics to the 15th annual Auction for the Rivers. Dedicated to protecting and restoring Idaho’s rivers, IRU wages a continuing campaign to protect wild rivers, keep drinking water clean, defend at-risk populations of fish and more.




For more than 40 years, the airwaves have carried the crooning of country legend Emmylou Harris. A 12-time Grammy winner and recent Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Harris has had a long and illustrious career, and on Saturday, Nov. 14, she’s bringing the music back to Boise. Harris last appeared in the City of Trees in July 2002, performing at the Idaho Center Amphitheater for the Down from the Mountain Tour, which featured artists from T-Bone Burnett’s hit soundtrack for the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? This time, she’ll take the stage at the Egyptian Theatre, and she’s bringing her Red Dirt Boys with her. Harris has created many different types of music throughout her career, serving both as an interpreter of other composers’ works and as a singer-songwriter. Last summer, she released the album All I Intended to Be with Nonesuch Records, featuring guest vocals from Dolly Parton, Vince Gill and Buddy Miller—who will also be Harris’ special guest at the Egyptian. For those unable to catch Harris on Saturday night, you’re in luck. Idaho Concerts and the Egyptian Theatre decided to bring Harris back for a second performance the following night. It’s not often you get two chances to catch country music royalty in the flesh, so get off your duffs and witness a legend 40 years in the making. 8 p.m., $52-$55, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., 208-387-1273.

The annual Auction for the Rivers is the organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year and offers a multitude of ways to win, from silent and online auctions to door prizes and a raffle. This year’s auction offers a wide variety of prizes, including a week of paddling in Costa Rica with Costa Rica Rios, a week’s stay in Akumal, Mexico, ski weekends in

They had me at the sign: “We have Ninja Suits.” I could have used one of these in first grade when I would “meditate” on the playground and let the other kids hit me with “swords” for a few minutes before hopping to my feet and disarming them one by one. Mr. Miyagi was a god. If there had AIRBLASTER NINJA SUIT been Netflix, I would have had $110 American Ninja 1 through whatThe Boardroom ever on constant rotation. 2727 West State St. But these Ninja Suits, from 208-385-9553 Airblaster, serve a different god: the god of gnarly white pow pow. “It’s the ultimate base layer for ultimate kick assery,” said Nate Alseth, the dude who sells the $110 underwear at the Boardroom. The seven-panel ergonomic hood, full-front chest zip, four-way stretch air tech wicking fabric, thumb loops and—get this—“rear slash zip for easy #2 bathroom access” make me want to do jump kicks on the gunwales of a canoe. But the packaging—it comes in a giant Pee-wee Hermansized Chinese food to-go container—makes me want to do one-armed pushups on the back of a crouching tiger. And if that’s not enough for you, the Boardroom will now appear in the martial arts section in your local yellow pages. —Nathaniel Hoffman

either Sun Valley or McCall and many gifts of gear and ar t. These prizes only scratch the sur face, so hop into those waders and raise your bidding hand for the rivers. 6:30-10:30 p.m., $10 members, $15 public, Boise Train Depot, 2603 Eastover Terrace. For more information, call 208-343-7481 or visit

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8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY NOV. 11 Festivals & Events ALL AGES VINYL COLLECTOR MEETING—A “Vinyl Virginsâ€? presentation, DJ sets by Vinyl Preservation Society members, rafe prizes and free drinks. 5-7 p.m. FREE. The Record Exchange, 1105 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-344-8010, www.

Giving new meaning to the phrase “food fight.�

Literature JAMES MACE BOOK SIGNING— Local author and Idaho Army National Guard veteran James Mace will be in-store for a special Veterans Day event. 6 p.m. FREE. A Novel Adventure, 906 W. Main St., Boise, 208-344-8088.


Come to Chandlers Steakhouse and show us your true colors. Until November 14th, each time you dine at Chandlers Steakhouse 10% of your total check* goes into a scholarship fund. You pick the team of your choice and the school with the most votes takes home 75% of the proceeds and the other gets 25%. It's competitive eating at its tastiest. Follow the results on our web site and on our Facebook page.

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INTRO TO ANIMAL CHIROPRACTIC—Join Dr. Andy Jensen to discuss the history and application of animal chiropractics along with pet demonstrations. 7 p.m. $15 with pet (only small dogs and cats allowed), $5 without pet. Spirit at Work Books & Beyond, 710 N. Orchard, Boise, 208-388-3884,

Art 5TH ANNUAL NIGHT OF THE ARTS—Including a reader’s theater presentation by the Northwest Nazarene University storytellers, music by the NNU Jazz Revival and Northwesterners and Dixieland and a look at the current exhibition, “Seasonal Passages,� by John Taye. 7-8:30 p.m. Friesen Galleries, Brandt Center, Northwest Nazarene University, 623 Holly St., Nampa, 208-467-8398.

show, $15 show, El Korah Shrine Center, 1118 W. Idaho St., Boise.

On Stage OUR TOWN FOR OUR TOWN—A rendition of Thorton Wilder’s Our Town, performed by Boise High School’s Washington Street Players. All proceeds will be donated to local charities. 7 p.m. $4 students, $6 adults. Boise High School, 1010 Washington St., Boise, 208-854-4270. THE SOUND OF MUSIC—See Thursday. 6:30 p.m. $15-$39. Knock ’Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 333 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208385-0021, www.kedproductions. org. THREE TALL WOMEN— See Thursday. 7 p.m. $15, available at the door or online at www.alleyrep. org. A limited number of $10 rush tickets will be available directly before each show. Alley Repertory Theater at VAC, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-388-4278,

ART AND FINE CRAFT SALE— With works from Northwest Nazarene University and local artists. 4-6 p.m. Friesen Galleries, Brandt Center, Northwest Nazarene University, 623 Holly St., Nampa, 208-467-8398.


ART ON THE CREEK—An event full of local artists, edible bits and live entertainment. 4:30-7 p.m. Held at 215 S. Kimball Ave. in Caldwell.

ART AND MUSIC OPEN HOUSE—See student works at the third annual open house. 3-5 p.m. Friesen Galleries, Brandt Center, Northwest Nazarene University, 623 Holly St., Nampa, 208-467-8398.

JUNIOR FLUTE RECITAL—Sarah Goodenow will perform works by J.S. Bach, Dick, Sancan and Kuhlau. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Campus Lane, Boise State campus, Boise, 208-426-1000.

On Stage

ART OPENING—Featuring Italian-themed photographic ďŹ ne art by Cher Sandmire. 7 p.m. FREE. Shangri-La Tea Room, 1800 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-424-0273,

THE LANGROISE TRIO—Introducing the 2009-2010 series, featuring Geoffrey Trabichoff, Dave Johnson and Samuel Smith. 7:30 p.m. $10 adults, $5 students and seniors. Esther Simplot Center for the Performing Arts, 516 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-345-9116.

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THE SOUND OF MUSIC—Settle into the seat for the beloved story of Maria, the high-spirited postulant who becomes governess to the seven children of Capt. Von Trapp. 7 p.m. $15$39. Knock ’Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 333 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-385-0021, THREE TALL WOMEN— In Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiographical play, the audience is introduced to three women navigating through the elusiveness of personality and self-deceptions. VAC is a 21+ venue. 7 p.m. $15, available at the door or online at www. A limited number of $10 rush tickets will be available directly before each show. Alley Repertory Theater at VAC, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-388-4278,

Concerts DAVID SAUNDERS—Saunders and the Boise State faculty wind quintet take the stage to perform works by Gyorgy Ligeti and Paul Hindemith. 7:30 p.m. $5 general, $3 seniors, FREE students and Boise State staff, 208-426-3980. Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Campus Lane, Boise State campus, Boise.

Food & Drink VINTNER DINNER—Featuring wines from Michael David Winery paired with a four-course dinner. 6 p.m. $50 per person. The Melting Pot, 200 N. Sixth St., Boise, 208383-0900,

Citizen IDAHO SMART GROWTH’S AWARDS—A reception, awards ceremony and panel discussion. 5 p.m. $15. Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-381-0483,


Art BFA THESIS EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION—An opening reception for the BFA thesis exhibition, “Resound,� addressing themes of community, history and identity. Featuring 11 artists. 6-8 p.m. Gallery 1 Liberal Arts Building, Boise State University, Boise, artdept.

Festivals & Events CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR— Featuring carefully crafted and reasonably priced holiday decor and gifts. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. FREE. Whitney United Methodist Church, 3315 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-343-2892, www. GINGERBREAD HOLIDAY VILLAGE—A dinner and gala fundraiser, working to keep abused children out of danger and in safe homes. 6 p.m. Boise Centre on the Grove, 850 W. Front St., Boise, 208-336-8900. OPEN HOUSE—See Picks, Page 14. 2-5 p.m. White Pine Boutique, 115 13th Ave. S., Nampa, 208-794-9661, THE SPICE OF LIFE—Featuring the spicy side of Lauriel Loyst. Dinner seating at 6:30 p.m., show runs 7-9 p.m. $30 dinner/

Literature BOISE STATE UNDERGRADUATE READING SERIES—Join Boise State English undergrads as they present their original works. 6 p.m. FREE. A Novel Adventure, 906 W. Main St., Boise, 208-344-8088.

SATURDAY NOV. 14 Festivals & Events 11TH ANNUAL IDAHO GOURD FESTIVAL—It’s an all gourd art show and competition, with gourd art and uncrafted dried gourds, tools and supplies. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE, Edwards Greenhouse, 4106 Sand Creek St., Boise, 208-342-7548.


8 DAYS OUT 4TH ANNUAL VOCAL, ARTS, AND CUISINE—The Visual Arts Committee of the Mountain Home Arts Council will hold its 4th Annual show and sale. 6-9 p.m. FREE. Hampton Inn and Suites, 495 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-343-2887.

HOLIDAY FARMERS MARKET—Wreaths, floral arrangements, handmade cards, holiday art and more. Held on Eighth Street from Bannock to the Grove, downtown Boise. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR—See Friday. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Whitney United Methodist Church, 3315 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-343-2892,

IDAHO RIVERS UNITED 15TH ANNUAL AUCTION FOR THE RIVERS—See Picks, Page 15. 6:30-10:30 p.m. $10 members, $15 general, FREE if you join IRU at the door, Boise Train Depot, 2603 Eastover Terrace, Boise.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC—See Thursday. 6:30 p.m. $15-$39. Knock ’Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 333 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208385-0021, www.kedproductions. org.

OPEN HOUSE—See Picks, Page 14. Noon-3 p.m. White Pine Boutique, 115 13th Ave. S., Nampa, 208-794-9661, www.

INDIA NIGHT 09—See Picks, Page 15. 5 p.m. $9. Meridian Middle School, 1507 W. Eighth St., Meridian.

THIRD ANNUAL NORTHWEST CHILDREN’S HOME SNOW BALL—An evening of dinner, wine, dessert, an auction and live music by the Ben Burdick Trio and Amy Weber. Proceeds benefit the Syringa House. 6-10:30 p.m. $100 individual, $525 table of six, $700 table of eight. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-3850111,

OPERATING ROOM DAY—Operating room nurses guide visitors through a typical day in a St. Luke’s operating room. 10 a.m.5 p.m. FREE members, regular admission for general public. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-3439895, TREASURE VALLEY FLEA MARKET—Including items for the home, clothing and electronics. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $2 general, $1 seniors, 208-939-6426, Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR—More than 50 vendors, featuring handmade items and baked goods. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $3.50 breakfast (9-10 a.m.) or lunch (noon-1 p.m.). Boise Senior Activity Center, 690 Robinson Road, Garden City, 208-345-9921.

OUR TOWN FOR OUR TOWN— See Friday. 7 p.m. $4 students, $6 adults. Boise High School, 1010 Washington St., Boise, 208-854-4270.

THREE TALL WOMEN— See Thursday. 7 p.m. $15, available at the door or online at www.alleyrep. org. A limited number of $10 rush tickets will be available directly before each show. Alley Repertory Theater at VAC, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-388-4278,

Concerts 10TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY BENEFIT CONCERT—Proceeds go to Boise Rescue Mission Ministries. 6 p.m. Second Baptist Church, 10375 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-375-4031. JUNIOR MEZZO-SOPRANO RECITAL—Featuring Coralee Sharp. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Campus Lane, Boise State campus, Boise, 208-426-1000. THE LANGROISE TRIO—See Friday. 7:30 p.m. $10 adults, $5 students and seniors. College of Idaho, 2112 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, 208-459-5011, www.



SARA BUECHNER—A classical concert pianist. 8 p.m. $12 general; $8 Boise State faculty, staff and alumni; $5 students and seniors, 208-426-5800, Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise.

SUNDAY NOV. 15 Festivals & Events SUNDAY MARKET— Locally produced food and goods with live music and children’s activities. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE admission. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111, TREASURE VALLEY FLEA MARKET—See Saturday. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $2 general, $1 seniors, 208-939-6426, www. Expo Idaho (Fairgrounds), 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City.



Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit 1 to 9. For strategies on how to solve Sudoku, visit Go to and look under odds and ends for the answers to this week’s puzzle. And don’t think of it as cheating. Think of it more as simply double-checking your answers.


On Stage AS YOU LIKE IT—A rendition of Shakespeare’s comedy, exploring the passions and pains of love. 2 p.m. $16.75 general, $13.25 seniors, FREE full-time Boise State students, staff and faculty. Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4263980,

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8 DAYS OUT ROBIN HOOD—Bringing the tale of an evil lion king, the quirky bear and one heroic fox to the stage as part of the family reading series. 2 p.m. $8 children (4-12 yrs.), $12 adults, FREE kids 3 and under. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-442-3232,


University Drive, Boise, www.sub.

CHRISTMAS MUSIC OF MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER—A melange of rock, acoustic, electronic and classical. 7:30 p.m. $50-$75. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4261609,

REACH HEALTH FAIR—A variety of exhibits aimed at improving health. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 208426-3656. Boise State Student Union Building, 1910 University Drive, Boise,


SENIOR RECITAL—With Brendan Grzanic on trumpet. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Campus Lane, Boise State campus, Boise, 208426-1000.

BOISE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA—A concert featuring the music of Corelli, Vivaldi, Handel and Rameau. 2 p.m. $18 general; $14 students and seniors, 208-385-9574, www. Cathedral of the Rockies, First United Methodist Church, 717 N. 11th St., Boise. MEISTERSINGERS CONCERT—7:30 p.m. $5 general, $3 seniors, FREE students, Boise State faculty and staff. Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Campus Lane, Boise State campus, Boise, 208-426-1000.

Literature DINNER AND A BOOK—Adults and children can enjoy Flying Pie pizza, ice cream and a special reading from Mayor Dave Bieter. All participants must register. 6:30 p.m. FREE, 208-570-6900. Library at Cole and Ustick, 7557 W. Ustick Road, Boise, www.

WOMENS HEART HEALTH— Join more than 300 women for a meeting on the importance of heart health in women. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Boise Centre on the Grove, 850 W. Front St., Boise, 208-336-8900, www.

On Stage AS YOU LIKE IT—See Sunday. 7:30 p.m. $16.75 general, $13.25 seniors, FREE full-time Boise State students, staff and faculty. Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, 208-4263980.

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ANIRBAN DUTTA—Featuring a film presentation of Shadows of Tehri followed by a Q&A with photographer, filmmaker, media educator and social activist Anirban Dutta. Ages 21 and over. 7 p.m. FREE. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, www.

2ND ANNUAL HOLIDAY FLING—An Eagle Fire Department fundraiser featuring wine, fashion, raffle prizes and music. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $25 person, $45 two people, 208-939-4222. Eagle Hills Golf Course, 605 N. Edgewood Lane, Eagle.

POETRY SLAM DELUX—A $100 poetry slam featuring Tara Hardy, presented by Big Tree Arts. 8 p.m. $5. Pengilly’s, 513 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-6344.

COMIC HYPNOTIST DANIEL JAMES—Lighten up your evening with the humorous acts of guest hypnotist Daniel James. 7 p.m. $1 general, FREE all Boise State students with ID. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800

FESTIVE DECADENCE—Moshit Mizrachi-Gabbitas spends the evening sharing her master pastry chef secrets. 6:30-9 p.m. $40-$50. Boise Co-op, 888 W. Fort St., Boise, 208-472-4500.

Art BOISE WEEKLY COVER AUCTION—Bid high and bid often on artwork that has appeared on the cover of BW throughout the year. Emceed by a professional auctioneer, the event offers apps and a no-host bar. 5 p.m. FREE. Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 N. Julia Davis Dr., 208-334-2120, www.

Workshops & Classes BOISE CHAPTER IAAP MEMBERSHIP MEETING—The program will be Making the Most of Your Company’s Public Special Event, presented by Amy Stahl. 5:30-8 p.m. $15 dinner and program, $5 program only. Holiday Inn Boise-Airport, 3300 S. Vista Ave., Boise, 208-343-4900. PERFORMANCE POETRY WORKSHOP—Join Tara Hardy for a poetry workshop, presenting by Big Tree Arts. Held in the Gipson Room. 5 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Building, 1910 University Dr., Boise, 208-426INFO,

TUESDAY NOV. 17 Festivals & Events BW PERSONALS PARTY—Join Boise Weekly and FameFifteen to kick off BWLove, BW’s new online personals. Meet other local singles and test out that love-at-first-sight theory. Create a free profile today at boiseweekly. com/love. 5-9 p.m. FREE. Gusto, 509 W. Main St. For info call BW at 208-344-2055.


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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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Trey McIntyre Project dancers will serve as art handlers. Also joining the fun is Boise Rock School. We’re happy to welcome back auctioneer Johnna Wells. Thanks to Idaho State Historical Museum for hosting us, and also to Rick Jackson at Blue Dog Frame Gallery, Smoky Mountain Pizza and Sockeye Brewery.

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FANNING THE FLAMES British band Fanfarlo heats things up with Reservoir TARA MORGAN With a stern yank, two pairs of milky white hands pull taut the straps of a canvas straightjacket. The man wrapped inside winces just slightly as he’s hoisted by his ankles into the air, a crescendo of drums and violin building behind him. Squirming to the authoritative wail of a trumpet, the escape artist fades to the background as Fanfarlo’s suspenders-clad lead singer Simon Balthazar breaks through the thick cloud of sound with Fanfarlo from left to right: Cathy Lucas, Leon Beckenham, Amos Memon, Justin Finch and Simon Balthazar. his haunting voice. So begins Fanfarlo’s music video for “The Walls Are Coming Down,” won Fanfarlo hordes of new fans. Not long handicapped by these similarities. Rather, a single off of the London-based five-piece’s after the band wrapped up a recent six-stop it emerges as a unique entity, Balthazar’s debut album Reservoir. compelling voice stringing each single-worthy U.S. tour in September, they were quickly “I’m quite into Harry Houdini and that invited back to play New York’s CMJ music song into a cohesive whole. whole era, that whole Victorian era and festival and then announced another 28-date While Balthazar’s lyrical delivery can be spiritualism,” explained Balthazar, at home tour to commence shortly thereafter. But murky at times, the album resonates with a in London for a brief stint before the band with five members, each playing an array of clear historical and literary influence. “The embarks on a six-week U.S. tour. instruments, touring can present a bit of a Walls Are Coming Down,” for example, Formed by Balthazar in 2006 before he challenge. explores the metaphorical concept behind moved from his native Sweden to London, “Because we layer things up a lot and use escapism—the complete shirking of reality— Fanfarlo now consists of five multi-instrua lot of instruments, it’s a lot of hard work. through an obscure mentalists—Balthazar 20th century historical We probably play, on average, two to three, (vocals, guitar, With Rob Paper and Nate Fowler. maybe three, instruments each during our figure. mandolin, clarinet, Monday, Nov. 16, doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m., set. We often swap instruments in songs and “‘Walls’ was kind keys), Justin Finch FREE of inspired by this guy we have to cart around all these instruments (bass, vocals), Amos KNITTING FACTORY and sound check all these instruments,” said I read about called Memon (drums, per416 S. Ninth St. 208-367-1212 Pellegrino Ernetti, this Balthazar. “It’s a bit of a nightmare, but it’s cussion, vocals), Leon Benedictine monk who really worth it.” Beckenham (trumpet, While Fanfarlo sold out a number of dates was also a scientist keys, melodica) and on their previous U.S. tour, Boise audiences … One day he just Cathy Lucas (violin, are in for a special treat: their upcoming glockenspiel, vocals, mandolin, saw). Though decided he had invented a time machine and show at the Knitting Factory on Monday, coined that,” said Balthazar. “So the song the lush lit-pop band has been performing Nov. 16, is free. Sponsored by 94.9 The is kind of about this time machine scam or together live for the past couple of years and delusion, and it’s about reality falling apart.” River, the only way to win tickets to the show has put out a few singles, they only recently is by listening to The River or visiting riverWith this degree of bookishness, it released their first full-length album. With all the much-deserved shouldn’t come as a surprise that Fanfarlo “Recording and playing live are just two buzz surrounding Fanfarlo, and Reservoir different ways of approaching music, and we pulled their name from a little-known short already climbing to the No. 15 spot on NPR’s story, La Fanfarlo, by French poet Charles love both,” said Balthazar. “But playing live, best music of 2009 (so far) list, the band isn’t Baudelaire. And while each of the band it’s about so many other things than music— likely to get much rest from the rigors of members is an avid reader, and Reservoir it’s about meeting people, it’s about sort of hums with a certain romantic, coal-smudged, touring and carting around instruments for a bringing it out there, it’s about traveling and steam-punk quality, the music doesn’t disinte- good long while. seeing places,” said Balthazar. “It’s loud and “We’re going to have to tour a lot before grate under that conceptual weight. It strikes dynamic in a way that recording music kind we can settle down and record a new album. a delicate balance between new and old, of struggles to be.” But I think maybe what we’ll do next is direct and obtuse. To harness that live energy in the record“For me, sometimes there’s an actual story record an EP because we really want to get ing studio, Fanfarlo enlisted the expertise of behind what I write, and sometimes it’s more some new songs out there,” said Balthazar. “I American producer Peter Katis (The Nationliterally translated into lyrics, and sometimes think this happens to every band. You record al, Get Up Kids, Interpol). Holed up at Taryour first album, and there are sort of old it’s more about imagery,” said Balthazar. quin Studios in Connecticut, the group spent songs or songs that you’ve been playing for “Often, whatever I try and make up is just weeks recording their 11 opulent, multia while. And then, artistically, you want to kind of an afterthought anyway because … layered songs. While songs like “I’m a Pilot” move on, but to everyone else, they’ve only it’s a flow of consciousness.” echo with the dark, orchestral richness of just heard these; they’re new songs for them This combination of thoughtful lyrics, Arcade Fire or Beirut and tunes like “Harold … But it’s great to be able to present them to catchy arrangements, versatile musicianT. Wilkins” swirl with a candy-coated Clap people who’ve never heard them before.” Your Hands Say Yeah quality, the album isn’t ship and high-energy live performances has WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

Chris Crisci may be furry but he’s not feral.

OLD CANES, NOV. 16, TERRAPIN STATION Chris Crisci, the big-bearded frontman of Lawrence, Kan.-based band Old Canes, has had his share of positive reinforcement as frontman for indie folk group the Appleseed Cast. And while he still enjoys making music with the Appleseed Cast, he wanted to do something he felt was completely different. Crisci started Old Canes as a way to create “unkempt music” by acoustically combining energetic rock and folk and bringing in some of his punk and hardcore influences into his second release, Feral Harmonic (Saddle Creek). Feral Harmonic is a joyous romp set to a soundtrack—created with the help of guest musicians—of toy piano, banjo, trumpet, cello, guitar, bells and more. What is especially interesting about Feral Harmonic, though, is that it’s more akin to a first release than a sophomore effort. When Crisci’s 2004 debut came out, it was “released under a rock.” “We did it wrong,” Crisci said. “I started touring before I had CDs. There were some issues leading up to the release, so it wasn’t until the middle of the third tour that we had CDs. And then the van broke down two times. By the time the record was released, we were out of money, and so we actually never toured it.” The excitement behind getting this new album out and touring behind it isn’t Crisci’s alone. Feral Harmonic—a name Crisci chose to suggest the sound of the tracks within—is receiving favorable feedback. “I’ve seen maybe 10 reviews. Of those, maybe seven were very, very good; two were OK, and then there’s one bad one floating out there. The guy just didn’t get it,” Crisci said, laughing. “But you know what? Magnet likes it, AP likes it, Paste likes it. I’m happy.” —Amy Atkins Monday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m., FREE. Terrapin Station, 1519 W. Main St., 208-342-1776.


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THE ALWAYS ALREADY—Selfdescription: “The current tides of indie rock washing over your favorite ’80’s synth band.” 8 p.m. $2. Flying M Coffeegarage

THE ARCTIC TURTLES, THE SUITS, THE VERY MOST— Local indie powerpop groups come together. 9 p.m. FREE. Liquid

3 SIDES OF THE CUBE, CANDI—9 p.m. $3. Terrapin

BATTLE OF THE BANDS— Wake up Dead. 9 p.m. $2. Terrapin

ELECTRIC SIX, NOV. 16, NEUROLUX The last time I saw dirty Detroit rockers Electric Six, the music was so loud, my friends and I shouted at each other for days about how much we loved the show. With the October release of KILL (Metropolis Records) in hand, the R-rated sextet are headlining the “I’m Trying To Cut a Fucking Spot, Tony” tour. (Seriously. That is apparently a Barry White line, by the way). KILL may be one of Electric Six’s best albums to date with its raucous guitar, drums, dirty language and a touch of disco, like the Scissor Sister-esque opening track “Body Shots,” a thick, catchy electronic dance tune with a reggae twist. The video for the song—directed by Nabil Elderkin (Kanye West, Common)—is so full of breasts and penises, it’s definitely NSFW. Hell, it’s NSFHome, either. With openers The Gay Blades and Millions of Brazilians, the show promises to be like a keg of PBR with an air bubble in the line: jolting, obnoxious and worth the wait. —Amy Atkins Monday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m., $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St.,


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CROWN CITY ROCKERS, THE PRIME—Old-school inflected hip-hop music in sync with live instrumentation. Playing with Sapient of Sandpeople and Luckyjam of Living Legends. $7, adv., $10 door. 9 p.m. Reef FINN RIGGINS, MOUSY BROWN, SCARF—A local experimental indie group. 8 p.m. $3. Neurolux MERRILL—5:30 p.m. FREE. Hastings on Boise Ave. MOONDANCE—6:30 p.m. FREE. Sa-Wad-Dee

AUDIO MOONSHINE—8:30 p.m. FREE. Bad Irish BUD GUDMUNDSON, MATT HARTZ—7:30 p.m. FREE. Corkscrews NEON INDIAN, TIGER CITY— Expect dance synth rock. 8 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux OZOMATLI, NATHAN MAXWELL (OF FLOGGING MOLLY)— 8 p.m. $20. Knitting Factory ROCK FOR THE RIVER—A benefit concert in support of the Boise River Volunteers, featuring Soul Serene, 3 Sides of the Cube and Actual Deception. 9 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Terrapin

ROBERT MEADE—8 p.m. FREE. Liquid.

SERENA RYDER—Playing a blend of pop, blues, and folk music. 6 p.m. FREE. Reef


TERRI EBERLEIN DUO—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

UNDERSCORE—Local juniorhigh rock outfit hits the stage as proof that even young kids can learn how to rock. 6 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe


BLAZE ’N’ KELLY—10 p.m. FREE. Bittercreek GAYLE CHAPMAN—7 p.m. FREE. Buzz Cafe HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD, ATREYU, THE SLEEPING, ESCAPE THE FATE—7 p.m. $28 adv., $30 door. Knitting Factory INVISIBLE SWORDSMEN—7:30 p.m. FREE. Corkscrews JIM LEWIS—7 p.m. FREE. Tannins LEE PENN SKY—8 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s LOOSE CHANGE—9 p.m. $3. The New Frontier Club MARCUS EATON—Local singer/ songwriter. Acoustic rock. 8 p.m., $10. Bad Irish MOONDANCE—7:30 p.m., FREE. Music of the Vine

RED RIBBON BASH—Proceeds benefit the ISGCI Jerry Swett Fund for those living with HIV and AIDS. 9 p.m. $5 donation. Neurolux REX AND BEVERLY—8 p.m. FREE. The Gamekeeper RIZING RESISTANCE—9 p.m. $1. Liquid TERRY JONES, BILL LILES—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

SATURDAY NOV. 14 AARON REHN—Acoustic set. 8 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s EMMYLOU HARRIS AND HER RED DIRT BOYS, BUDDY MILLER—See Picks, Page 15. 7 p.m. $52 adv., $55 door. Egyptian Theatre THE FELT NEIGHBOR REUNION TOUR—9 p.m. $1. Liquid

PILOT ERROR—A compilation of some of the greatest rock anthems from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and now. 9 p.m. $5. Reef

FIVE SMOOTH STONES—Join up with the Idaho Coalition for Motorcycle Safety for the annual canned food drive. 9 p.m. canned food donation. Victors, Hogs and Horns

REBECCA SCOTT—9 p.m. FREE. Sockeye

GARAGE VOICE—8 p.m. FREE. Flying M Coffeegarage




TUESDAY NOV. 17 ALL TIME LOW, WE THE KINGS, HEY MONDAY, FRIDAY NIGHT BOYS—7 p.m. $18.50 adv., $20 door. Knitting Factory

MOONDANCE—6:30 p.m. FREE. 36th Street Bistro

EMMYLOU HARRIS AND HER RED DIRT BOYS, BUDDY MILLER—See Picks, Page 15. 7 p.m. $52 adv., $55 door. Egyptian Theatre


LANDON MAUGHAN—11 a.m. FREE. Moon’s Kitchen

OFF THE WALL PARTY—A night of hip-hop beats and DJ dance music. 9 p.m. FREE. Bad Irish

RYAN WISSINGER—11 a.m. FREE. Red Feather

JOHN CAZAN—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub LMFAO—8 p.m. $16. Knitting Factory LOOSE CHANGE—9 p.m. $3. The New Frontier

PIGEON JOHN, JOSH MARTINEZ—From California, Pigeon John brings a creative indie hip-hop mix. 8 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux


PILOT ERROR—9 p.m. $5. Reef POKE—9 p.m. $3. Terrapin REX AND BEVERLY—8 p.m. FREE. The Gamekeeper RICHARD SOLIZ—7:30 p.m. FREE. Music of the Vine TERRI EBERLEIN DUO—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill THROWDOWN, BURY YOUR DEAD, FOR TODAY, ABACABB, THE WORLD WE KNEW, THE LOST SIGNAL, VERSAILLES— Metal and hardcore. 5:30 p.m. $12 adv., $14 doors. The Venue TYLER JENNINGS—7 p.m. FREE. Corkscrews


THE ELECTRIC SIX, GAY BLADES, MILLIONS OF BRAZILIANS—See Listen Here, Page 20. 8 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux FANFARLO—See Noise, Page 19. 7 p.m. Win free tickets by listening to 94.9 FM. Knitting Factory OLD CANES—See Listen Here, Page 19. 9 p.m. FREE. Terrapin REX MILLER—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

THE JACKS—9 p.m. FREE. Sockeye RUSS PFEIFFER—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill VANDAVEER, JAMES ORR—The Vandaveer duo brings quality folk music on the support of their recent sophomore release. 9 p.m. $3. Reef

WEDNESDAY NOV. 18 BATTLE OF THE BANDS— Featuring 3Machine and others. 9 p.m. $2. Terrapin CHRIS GUTIERREZ—6 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe REVOLTREVOLT CD RELEASE— With Juntura, RevoltRevolt celebrates the release of their new CD. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux TYRONE WELLS, MATT HIRES, NATE FOWLER—9 p.m. $12 adv., $14 door. Reef


JAM NIGHT—Wednesdays, 8 p.m. FREE. Montego Bay

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

JAZZ NIGHTS—Thursdays, 7 p.m. FREE. Rembrandt’s; Featuring Kevin Kirk, TuesdaySaturday and The Sidemen, Sunday. 7 p.m., FREE, Chandlers

OPEN MIC NIGHT—Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Bad Irish; Mondays, 7 p.m. FREE. Library Coffeehouse; Thursdays, 7 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s; Mondays, 8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s; Sundays, 4 p.m. FREE. Terrapin; Tuesdays, 9 p.m. FREE. Tom Grainey’s

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

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

JEREMIAH JAMES AND NED EVETT—Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel

PUNK MONDAY—Mondays, 9 p.m. FREE. Liquid

BILLY BRAUN—Mondays, 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers BILLY ZERA, AWA AND SONY DISC—Saturdays, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Mai Thai-Eagle. BOISE BLUES SOCIETY JAM SESSION—Mondays, 8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge COSMIC FAMILY BAND— Wednesdays, 9 p.m. FREE. The Bouquet COUNTRY NIGHT—Featuring Kissin’ 92.3 with Steve Shannon. Fridays, 9 p.m. FREE. Cowgirls

JIM LEWIS—Sundays, 11 a.m. FREE. Focaccia’s JOHN CAZAN—Fridays, 5 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel JOHNNY SHOES—Wednesdays, 6 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel KEN HARRIS—Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

COUNTRY AND TOP 40—Saturdays, 9 p.m. $5. Cowgirls

LARRY CONKLIN—Tuesdays, 11 a.m. FREE. Moon’s Kitchen

DAVID MARR—Fridays, 7 p.m. FREE. The Cole/Marr Gallery

MATT HOPPER, CARIBOU BILL—Live DJ sets. Thursdays, 8 p.m. $3. The Bouquet

FABULOUS FLOYD STANTON— Wednesdays, 6 p.m. FREE. Cafe Ole-downtown FUEGOGO!—Tuesdays, 9:30 p.m. FREE. Terrapin HIGH DESERT BAND— Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. FREE. Whitewater Pizza

NATHAN J MOODY & THE QUARTERTONS—Hendrix inspired, this local band brings a blues rock passion unique to our area. Wednesdays, 9 p.m. FREE. Liquid

ROBIN SCOTT—Saturdays, 7 p.m. FREE. Orphan Annie’s ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—with DJ Naomi Sioux Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 p.m. FREE. Hannah’s THE SALOONATICS—Thursdays and Saturdays, 9 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club SMOOTH, GIZZARD STONE— Tuesdays, 7 p.m. FREE. Liquid SPINDLE BOMB—Fridays, Saturdays, 9 p.m. $3. Tom Grainey’s THE TIX—Wednesdays, 9 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club THOMAS PAUL—Mondays, 8 p.m. FREE. Red Feather


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GO WEST Pam Houston spins tales of the American West CHRISTIAN WINN

Detail from Deb Jones Yensen’s Garden Cascade.

BOISE STATE BFA SHOW TAKES CENTER STAGE AND AN OUT-OFTOWN SHOW GOES UP AT AN UNLIKELY VENUE The visually minded at Boise State has been a group of very busy bees of late, hosting traveling exhibits and showing Bachelor of Fine Arts candidates’ work in addition to all the actual coursework that must go on. “Resound,” which “addresses themes of community, history, and identity” and opens on Friday, Nov. 13, showcases a passel of student artists who are candidates for BFAs at Boise State. Showing their thesis exhibition are Gwendolyn Downs, Deb Jones Yensen, Kathrine Jones, Le Schrock, Kristi Marshall, Marissa Nobody, Erin R. Phillips, Sarah Rapatz, Jacob Rowe, Suzanne Tornow and Jin You. And, as to be expected, the artists work in a variety of mediums, from illustration to printmaking to painting. Among the show is the locketlike work of Phillips in silver, enamel and copper, and Yensen’s monotype flowers on linen, which are a mash-up of vintage meets nature, with a collage of faded leaf and flower shapes against vibrant greens and subdued roses. Join the artists for the opening reception from 6-8 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Gallery and Hemingway Center Gallery at Boise State, where the show runs through Wednesday, Dec. 9, when it will be removed to make way for the Clay and Fire: Ceramics Show and Sale, Dec. 12-14. For more information on “Resound,” visit Visual Arts Center gallery director Kirsten Furlong, who organized “Resound,” is a featured artist herself in a show that opens Sunday, Nov. 15, in a most unusual gallery space: the windows of downtown Boise’s historic Egyptian Theatre. Hosted by Boise State’s Visual Arts Center for indie curator TJ Norris, “SQFT” is a portable collection of contemporary work from 56 Northwest artists that’s fresh out of Blackfish Gallery in Portland, Ore. The window-based exhibit hangs unframed, and among the dozens of artists are Furlong as well as Idahoans Amanda Hamilton, Rachel Reichert, Boise State art professor Richard Young and installation artist Gerri Sayler. “SQFT” will hang in the Egyptian’s windows until January 2010. Egyptian Theatre, 700 Main St. For more information on SQFT, visit —Rachael Daigle


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Knitting Factory goes literary on Wednesday, Nov. 11, shedding guitars and drum kits, and replacing them with a podium, a microphone, a spotlight, a writer. Acclaimed novelist, essayist and short story author Pam Houston takes the stage to read an excerpt from her newest work, an autobiographical novel written in 144 mini-chapters chronicling the myriad places she has traveled including Juneau, Alaska; Istanbul, Turkey; and Ozona, Texas. Despite extensive travels, Houston describes herself as primarily a Western writer, telling stories of characters who thrive on the open spaces and wild spirit of high rivers, lonely mountain roads, frozen and secluded winters, hunting in the Alaskan Range. “You are right to call me a Western writer,” Houston says. “But I am always quick to add the caveat that I am a Western Pam Houston is blazing a literary trail west, one “incident” at a time. writer from New Jersey. I am a Western writer who loves the West exactly like someUdall speaks of how much he has always series with the idea that literary events need body that was born in the wrong place, and been entertained and inspired by Houston’s then, by a lucky series of accidents, found the not be stuffy. depiction of the West. “A few years ago,” Udall says, “I did a right place. When I read in a place like Boise “She’s a Western writer who writes about reading hosted by New Mexico State that or Missoula or Denver, there is this instant this part of the country as no one else does,” was a benefit for a local food bank. Instead understanding in the room.” he says. “Plus she’s a vital, engaging presence of being a solemn, high-minded affair, as Houston is the author of two short story who loves to interact with people, to be part readings can tend to be, it was a community collections, Cowboys are my Weakness and of the conversation.” Waltzing the Cat, the novel Sight Hound and event. It was held at a venue in downtown Houston, who has been to Boise twice in Las Cruces and people the essay collection A the last few years, says she’s looking forward from all walks of life Little More About Me. Wednesday, Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m., general $15 came to be a part of it. to her time here, even if she laments the fact Her stories have been adv., $20 door; students $5 adv., $10 door. that she won’t have much time to get outside “When I came to anthologized in The Tickets available through the Boise State the confines of the city. Boise State, the first Best American Short English Department or by contacting “I have had a lot of non-literary fun in thing I wanted to do Stories, the O. Henry was establish a similar Idaho, rafting the Selway, the Main, Middle Awards and The KNITTING FACTORY reading series, one that Fork and Lower Salmon multiple times. I’ve Best American Short 416 S. Ninth St., 208-367-1212 gone helicopter skiing over by Driggs, and included the commuStories of the Century. backpacking in the Sawtooths. I don’t have nity, benefited a great She has been on The cause and managed to to tell you guys up there it is a fantastic state. Oprah Winfrey Show This visit will be all about talking with stube—dare I say it—fun. There is the implicit and has appeared from time to time on CBS dents and readers and writers about making idea that only the initiated can appreciate Sunday Morning reading essays on wilderart, which is one of the things I love to do, such things, that only students of art and ness and the West. but I would love to get back to Idaho soon literature and higher learning will have an “Those of us who live in the real West for a bit of the wilderness, too.” have a kind of automatic code. For one thing, interest in them, to which I say: bullshit.” Houston will read from a work in progress So far, the series has featured authors we share a language that includes phrases Richard Bausch and Denis Johnson, big-time that contains what she calls—when she is like ‘mud season,’ and ‘in velvet,’ and ‘topo teaching writing—“a glimmer,” some momenwriters who Udall feels fit the event to a tee. map,’” said Houston, who lives near Davis, “The first two writers we invited were per- tary thing that happened in a particular spot Calif. “We speak to each other in a kind of and caught her attention that seemed worth shorthand that is completely absent if I go to fect, artists of the highest caliber, acclaimed, award-winning writers who came to Boise to writing about. The chapters of this book are read in Chapel Hill or Cincinnati. An audience in Boise cuts me all kinds of slack before be part of a literary and cultural conversation divided into 12 groups of 12, all with the same first-person narrator in many a far-flung setand, yes, to show us all a good time. Pam I have even opened my mouth because of our shared experience, and what they get is a Houston will no doubt keep up the streak we ting, with small divider chapters taking place on an airplane between each group of 12. have established.” more relaxed, authentic, risk-taking version “It all sounds a lot like a Rubik’s Cube, I Houston has worked hard her whole of me.” know,” she says. “But, my hope, of course, career to convey the experience of the land Houston’s is the third annual reading was that the arc of a story would emerge and people she has found out here in the hosted by Boise State’s Master of Fine Arts West. She uses rugged and detailed landscape, and, happily, it has. I’m hoping to have it program in creative writing that benefits the finished by this winter, and you can bet I will characters full of wanderlust and a transcenCourt Appointed Special Advocate Program. be looking for the Boise, Idaho, incident/mini dental love of the air and dirt and angle of Brady Udall, novelist, story writer and chapter while I am there.” light out here. Boise State writing professor, organized the WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M



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A RELIQUARY OF RELIGIOUS QUANDRY New Coen Brothers film is seriously funny JEREMIAH ROBERT WIERENGA When the truth is found to be lies / and all the joy within you dies / don’t you want somebody to love / Don’t you need somebody to love? —Jefferson Airplane (1967) It’s hard to know how to read A Serious Man, the new film by Ethan and Joel Coen. Is it a Biblical allegory retelling the story of put-upon Job? A fictitious reimagining of the brothers’ own Midwestern upbringing? Or is it something more complex, a mashedup amalgamation of current cultural perceptions, archaic Jewish folklore and their own razor-sharp observations on the human condition? Although answers are not always apparent and easily deciphered with a Coen film, it’s almost guaranteed that all the details— whether it’s a sebaceous neck cyst or a jarpreserved moth—have some particular and significant meaning, even if merely to add to the atmosphere of odd. It’s also a given that you’ll probably never puzzle it all out. It’s 1967, and Jewish physics professor Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg) is finding his personal life as disorderly as his class equations are systematic. Pre-bar mitzvah son Danny (Aaron Wolff) filches cash for marijuana while daughter Sarah (Jessica McManus) does the same for a secret nose

Michael Stuhlbarg gets the job done as professor Larry Gopnik.

job. Larry’s socially inept brother Arthur (Richard Kind) sleeps on the couch, while wife Judith (Sari Lennick) has been seeing the inappropriately affable Sy Ableman (Fred Melamed). Although not a particularly religious man, Larry seeks out the advice of three rabbis, desperate to regain equilibrium in his personal and professional life. But the learned men only provide obtuse answers and catch-all analogies, and Larry’s existential crisis peaks with two simultaneous, but separate car crashes. The scriptural parallels in A Serious Man are clear. The piled-on punishments of Larry mirror those of Job, but without the eventual denouement of God’s praise and remuneration. His introduction to seductive neighbor Mrs. Samsky (Amy Landecker) echoes King David’s meet-creepy eyeballing of Bathsheba’s nude wash time, but without the prefigured consummation. It’s as though the Coen brothers have truncated these testaments, removing—or perhaps replacing—the hand of God in order to demonstrate the unlikelihood of divine answer and intervention. Larry’s most oft-repeated line, “I haven’t done anything,”

is accurate and universal. Tragedy admits no sense of justice, hitting upon the deserving and blameless alike. It’s a simple message, but conveyed with frequently hilarious, occasionally overbearing delivery. Larry is such a schmuck, a nebbish, a less-clever Woody Allen characterization whose battalion of woes are undeserved, but nonetheless entertaining. Stuhlbarg is a marvelous discovery, finding the right pitch between pathos and panic, while the supporting cast, particularly the overly avuncular Melamed and whiny dopefiend Wolff, are excellent. As expected, the production on A Serious Man is first-class. Cinematographer Roger Deakins returns after a Burn After Reading (2008) hiatus, and his slow-pulls and tracking shots mimic the measured moviemaking of the era. With a lovely score by frequent contributor Carter Burwell and a strong screenplay and direction, Joel and Ethan Coen make a rebound from a couple recent missteps—No Country for Old Men notwithstanding—back to what they do best: dramatic content tinged with dark comedy.

SCREEN/LISTINGS special screening BETWEEN THE FOLDS—A documentary chronicling 10 artists who abandoned their careers to earn a living as modern-day paperfolders. Held in Hatch Ballroom B. Tue., Nov. 17, 5:30 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Building, 1910 University Dr., Boise, 208-426-INFO, www.union. THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: AIDA ENCORE— Captured from a live presentation on Oct. 24, 2009, Verdi’s Aida depicts


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a tumultuous love story infused with dramatic effect. Wed., Nov. 11, 6:30 p.m. and Thurs., Nov. 12, 1 p.m. $9.50 adult, $6.75 children and seniors, $7 matinee. Edwards Spectrum 22, 7701 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-377-1700, www. RACE ACROSS THE SKY—In an encore presentation, this documentary presents the heart-pounding tale of this year’s Leadville 100 Mountain Bike race in Colorado. The famous Lance Armstrong of renowned Tour De France

fame participated in the men’s race. The women’s was won by Rebecca Rusch from Ketchum. She’ll be on hand at the theater to answer questions. Thu., Nov. 12, 8 p.m. $12.50. Edwards Spectrum 22, 7701 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-377-1700, www. RE: SESSION—Nonprofit Idaho ski group, the FreeSkiers, are hosting a film to cover the costs of competition, gear and travel. For all snow fans, the film, by Teton Gravity Research, offers up jaw-dropping stunts and

benefits a good cause. Fri., Nov. 13, 7 & 9 p.m. $12. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-3450454, www.egyptiantheatre. net. THE UGLY TRUTH—A romantic comedy starring Katherine Hiegl and Gerard Butler. Rated R. Thu., Nov. 12, 7 p.m. $1 general, FREE all Boise State students. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Dr., Boise, www.sub.

opening 2012—December 2012 marks the end of the Mayan calendar, one of the most accurate calendars ever created by any civilization. This date—significant to multiple civilizations, religions and scientists—will mark a shift in the world we have come to know. While the world faces disaster, and our species faces extinction, 2012 tells the stor y of the human fight for sur vival. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22



PARIS—Pierre, a successful dancer, has been diagnosed with a dangerous hear t condition, forcing him to leave his dancing career behind. Now, he must find new life in the Parisian world around him that he previously ignored. Watching others live and finding suppor t from his sister, a lonely single mother, Pierre finally experiences the true meaning of love. (R) Flicks


Al Pacino scopes out his assignment in Insomnia.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL—Disney presents the classic tale of the old curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge (Jim Carrey), whose sharp attitude is changed after the visiting of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yetto-Come (Jim Carrey). Through the course of one Christmas Eve, Scrooge’s reflections of whom he once was soften his oncehardened heart. (PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 22


A SERIOUS MAN—The Coen Brothers latest film. See review on Page 24. (R) Flicks

Ever since I saw Memento back in 2000, Christopher Nolan’s name has been burned into my brain. Based on his brother’s short story, Memento is the tale of a man unable to form new short-term memories after an attack but who is somehow hell-bent on finding the man responsible for his condition and the death of his wife. The mind-blowing part is that it’s filmed backward. As in, you see the ending first, and subsequent scenes play in reverse order. Earth. Shattering. His next film, Insomnia (2002), sees a Los Angeles Police Department vet shipped to Alaska to solve a murder, but his questionable ethics—and inability to sleep—get in the way. It’s difficult to watch because the supposed hero is thoroughly unheroic. In fact, there’s nobody to root for at all. As such, this one wasn’t my favorite, but again, I give Nolan credit—he’s good at messing with my head. In 2005, he rebuilt an all-too-familiar comic-book film franchise with Batman Begins. With a beefed-up cast and scripting help from David S. Goyer, Nolan breathed new dramatic life into what was once a caricature. The following year, he re-teamed with his brother (who co-wrote the script) and Christian Bale to bring Christopher Priest’s The Prestige to life. In this science fiction period piece, Nolan probed the depths of one man’s hunger for success in the art of illusion at any cost. The special effects were ramped up, but the results were the same: refried mind. Just last year, the Batman crew reassembled for a sequel: The Dark Knight. If you hadn’t heard, it was nominated for eight Oscars (though severely slighted without a Best Picture nod), winning two. Nolan turned a superhero movie into a legitimate crime drama. And he helped transform Heath Ledger into a post-mortem legend. To round out my experience, this week I watched Nolan’s original three-minute short film Doodlebug (1997) on YouTube and rented his first feature film, Following (1998). Neither black-and-white film is necessarily explosive to watch, but they both show budding talent. His resume reminds me of a Polaroid snapshot. With each shake of the picture—with every new film he makes—more and more of his genius comes into focus. Whether it’s with psychology, superheroes or sci-fi, if a project has Nolan’s name on it, it will be interesting. The hard part is waiting to see what he comes up with next. Lucky for me— and now you—his next film, Inception, is due out in 2010.

AMELIA—Hilar y Swank stars as famed aviator Amelia Earhar t. Alongside Richard Gere and Ewan McGregor, the film explores more than just the successes and failures of flight, but also the trials of love and relationships. (PG) Flicks, Edwards 22

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ASTRO BOY—This classic Japanese manga series is an actionpacked tale of a robot boy who discovers what it means to be a hero and a human. (PG) Edwards 9 Ends Thursday, Edwards 22 THE BOX—Norma (Cameron Diaz) and Arthur (James Marsden) are in dire financial straits when a mysterious box with a big red button shows up. With the box comes an offer: Press the button and get $1 million, but somewhere, someone is killed. They have more than moral implications to weigh as the full influence of the supernatural power behind the box comes into focus. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22


BRIGHT STAR—In 19th centur y London, a secret love affair has formed between English poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw) and his neighbor, outspoken fashion student Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish). (PG) Flicks Ends Thursday CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY—Michael Moore presents the disastrous impact that corporate dominance and out-ofcontrol profit motives have. (R) Flicks Ends Thursday CIRQUE DU FREAK: THE VAMPIRE’S ASSISTANT—Two teenage boys are in for more than they can guess when they attend a one-night-only freak show that’s a little freakier than usual. (PG-13) Edwards 22 CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS—Inventor Flint Lockwood creates an apparatus that makes water into food. (PG) Edwards 22 IMAX COCO BEFORE CHANEL— Audrey Tautou stars in this biography of Gabriele Coco Chanel’s life as she built her famed clothing empire. The French film follows Chanel through her life, beginning in the orphanage where her father left her. In


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SCREEN/LISTINGS French with English subtitles. (PG-13) Flicks COUPLES RETREAT—Add one adulterous couple, one cradlerobber, one couple on the verge of divorce and one happy couple, and you get a hilarious look at real world problems. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 THE FOURTH KIND—After a series of inexplicable disappearances among residents of Nome, Alaska, local psychologist Dr. Abigail Tyler star ted taking video of traumatized patients in the area to solve the case. She discovered some seriously sketchy abnormal activity, of the four th kind—alien abductions. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 THE INVENTION OF LYING—In a world where ever yone speaks the absolute truth, Mark Bellison (Ricky Ger vais) invents a remarkable thing: the ability to lie. (PG-13) Edwards 22 LAW ABIDING CITIZEN—Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) and his family become victims of a brutal home invasion. Ten years later, Shelton kills one of the invaders and orchestrates a series of brutal murders from jail. (R) Edwards 22 THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS—When journalist Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) starts looking into reports of a super secret U.S. Army division of psychic spies, he finds Lyn Cassady (George Clooney). After Cassady is called up for a special mission, Wilton convinces Cassady to let him tag along and gets to the hysterical and unbelievable truth behind the story. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 MICHAEL JACKSON: THIS IS IT—A companion to the single “This Is It,” this film offers a behind-the-scenes look at Michael Jackson before his death, as he readied for a 50-night concer t residency at London’s O2 Arena that was to take place this year. (PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 PARANORMAL ACTIVITY— When a young middle-class couple moves into a new house, they find a presence in their home. The increasingly disturbing creature haunts their dreams in this Blair Witch Project-esque thriller. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 SAW VI—Blood and gore continue in the Saw series. (R) Edwards 22


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Edwards 9: Th: 12:01 a.m.; F-Tu: 12:20, 12:40, 3:40, 4, 7, 7:20, 10:20, 10:40


Edwards 9: W-Th: 1, 4:25, 7:30, 9:50; F-Tu: 12:50, 4:25, 7:25, 9:50 Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:40, 4:05, 6:30, 8:55

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, IMAX 3D— Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:45, 2:10, 4:35, 7, 9:25 A SERIOUS MAN— Flicks: W-Th: 4:50, 7, 9:15; F-Su: 12:40, 2:45, 4:50, 7:05, 9:15; M-Tu: 4:50, 7:05, 9:15 AMELIA— Flicks: W-Th: 5, 7:10, 9:25; F-Su: 12:25, 2:40, 5, 7:10, 9:25; M-Tu: 5, 7:10, 9:25 Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:25, 4:20, 7:20, 9:55 ASTRO BOY—

Edwards 9: W-Th only: 1:45 Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:55, 4:10, 6:45, 9:05


Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:05, 4:30, 7:10, 10:15; F-Tu: 12:30, 3:45, 7:05, 9:55 Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:20, 2:25, 5:10, 6:50, 7:55, 10:35


Flicks: W-Th only: 6:55


Flicks: W-Th only: 4:30, 9:10

CIRQUE DE FREAK: THE VAMPIRE’S ASSISTANT— Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:50, 2:20, 4:50 CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS— Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:55, 2:05, 4:15, 6:25 COCO BEFORE CHANEL— Flicks: W-Th: 5:05, 7:15, 9:30; F-Su: 12:35, 2:50, 5:05, 7:15, 9:30; M-Tu: 5:05, 7:15, 9:30 COUPLES RETREAT—


Edwards 9: W-Th: 4:10, 7, 9:45; F-Tu: 12:25, 3:50, 7:10, 10:30 Edwards 22: W-Th: 2:10, 4:35, 7:05, 9:30 Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:25, 4:45, 7:25, 10:10; F-Tu: 1, 4:30, 7:40, 10:15 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12, 2:40, 5:05, 7:35, 10:05


Edwards 22: W-Th: 4, 9:30 Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:45, 4:45, 7:30, 10:25

MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS— Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:20, 4:35, 7:20, 10:05; F-Tu: 1:10, 4:20, 7:30, 10 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:40, 2, 3:15, 4:30, 5:35, 7, 8:10, 9:20, 10:25 MICHAEL JACKSON’S: THIS IS IT—

Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:10, 4:15, 7:45, 10:25; F-Tu: 1:10, 4:15, 7:45, 10:25 Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:45, 12:15, 2:15, 2:45, 4:40, 5:15, 7:10, 7:50, 9, 9:40, 10:30


Flicks: F-Su: 1:30, 4:30, 7, 9:30; M-Tu: 4:30, 7, 9:30

STEPFATHER—Nip Tuck’s Dylan Walsh takes an evil turn as David, the new man in Michael’s mother’s (Sela Ward) life. Michael (Penn Badgley) knows something just ain’t right about David. Michael has to find evidence to suppor t his suspicions that David is a killer before the stepdaddy turns his deadly sights on his new family. (R) Edwards 22


Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:40, 4:50, 7:40, 10:30; F-Tu: 12:45, 4:10, 7:50, 10:10 Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:35, 3:50, 6, 7:15, 8:05, 9:45, 10:15

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE—Spike Jonze brings the beloved classic to life in an adventure tale for all ages. (PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 22


ZOMBIELAND—When brainhungr y zombies overrun the world, what do you do? If you’re Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) you kick ass. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

T H E A T E R S Edwards 22 Boise, 208-377-1700,; Edwards 9 Boise, 208-338-3821,; The Egyptian Theater, 208-345-0454,; The Flicks, 208-342-4222,; FOR SECOND-RUN MOVIES: Northgate Cinema, Towne Square Reel, Country Club Reel, Nampa Reel, 208-377-2620, Overland Park $1 Cinema, 208-377-3072, Movie times listed were correct as of press time.


Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:45, 3, 5:25, 7:40, 10 Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:05, 3:55, 6:35, 9:15


Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:30, 4:05, 7:05, 9:45; F-Tu: 1:05, 4:05, 7:45, 10:35 Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:15, 3:40

Edwards 9: W-Th only: 1:50, 4:55, 7:50, 10:35 Edwards 22: W-Th: 1, 3:20, 5:40, 8, 10:20


FOOD/NEWS REVIEWS/FOOD On one plate then the other ... BW sends two critics to one restaurant.



I shoved the last meaty bite of a Burger Time Best ($5.99) into my The drive-thru burger joints that appear in so many Idaho towns— mouth with my index finger, sucked the goop off and assessed the often victims of redevelopment, modernity and fashion in other situation. I’d just scarfed my half of three one-sixth-pound patties regions—have proven lackluster, and on my wanders through the layered with ham, bacon, cheese, mayo, pickles, lettuce and fat slices state, I’ve had my fair share of hockey puck burgers, copy-cat fries of red onion and tomato, and I was covered in juice from the tip of and too thick or too thin shakes. nine fingers to the bottom of both elbows, where some combination So imagine me and my lady driving up to the Patty’s Burger Time of mayo and tomato juice was pooling on my dining room table. window, bellies grumbling and expectations low, on a chilly weekDespite the meat gorge, it was juice, not grease. day afternoon. Wendy, the daughter of the joint’s namesake, Patty, My better half, seated next to me with impressively dry forearms leaned out and cheerily asked, “Would you like to try my tomato but two messy hands, declared it one of the best burgers he’d ever carrot rosemary soup?” had and moved on to picking at a heap of tots and sour cream-seaWe tried it. We ordered it. We traded slurps while waiting for the soned fries. But after rest of our food. The the burger, nothing flavor and color of could compare. carrots and tomaThe fry sauce was toes merge into a too thin. The triple complete expression decker club sand of early fall when ($4.59) mediocre. I cooked and mashed turned my attention together—the acid to a chocolate milkof the ’maters cut shake and asked my by the tang of the cleaner-handed comcarrots. It was a panion to write four really nice combinawords on the back of tion, eaten al fresco, a stray envelope on hemmed in from the table. “Excellent Orchard Road traffic consistency. More by a little patio. Ghirardelli.” Yes, I just wrote A few days earlier, “al fresco” in a we’d been less messy drive-thru review. with our Burger Time In a minute I’m gobooty. Breakfast. A ing to write “fresh scrape-the-windshield ground pepper.” As morning. Two coffees in I approached the (because Burger Time window and asked is also Coffee Time for pepper. Wendy and uses Flying M’s handed me a pepRoll in to Patty’s Burger Time, the only Idaho Preferred fast-food joint, for a burger, a milkshake ... or a latte. Purple Bean Coffee). per grinder. Fresh A bag of food to go ground pepper on PATTY’S BURGER TIME (because it’s one of homemade drive1273 S. Orchard Road those iconic Western thru soup. 208-424-5073 walk-up/drive-thru kind of joints). We picnicked in the We moved on to milkshakes. I was disappointed Open Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m.parking lot of Cassia Park. I took the built-like-a-brick that there was no fresh fruit, but ordered a black 8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; closed Sunday bacon, egg, red potato and cheese burrito ($3.89). He cherry shake anyway. First sip: best shake I have had took the sausage, egg and cheese croissant ($3.89). since I left the East Coast. The secret? They clean the “Did you see her peel and cut garlic to make our ice cream machine daily. How novel. Wendy says the food?” I asked. We traded breakfasts. “This pico is ridiculous,” he health inspector eats his soft-serve at Burger Time. said. I agreed. Fresh tomatoes and onions, and just enough chopped And as to the fresh fruit, there was an order of persimmons on jalapeno for a morning nasal clearing. We traded again. hold for the next day. Goddamn persimmons at a drive-thru. “This burrito is solid. I don’t think I can finish it.” I pulled out a The last meal I had at Burger Time had also been on a date; I was long strip of extra crispy bacon before calling uncle and handing it taking my 4-year-old to see Kung Fu Panda around the corner at the back over to my companion who polished off the croissant sandwich Reel Theatres on Overland. I remember being pleasantly surprised and the burrito and then declared it was time to go back to bed. at the number of friendly regulars with their classic cars parked in An hour later I sat at my desk, eyeing a half-roll of Rolaids, and the lot for a car show hosted on the restaurant grounds. realized something was missing from breakfast: The ensuing gut bomb. This time, my wife and I both ordered—what else—burgers. She Patty, too, mentioned the absent breakfast belly ache a few days got a quarter-pound cheeseburger with a secret white sauce ($3.60), later, while she was talking me into a chocolate shake. She said it was something like a mild fry sauce. Burger Time promises Idaho beef, because her daughter Wendy, who mans the breakfast shift, doesn’t fry and the burger itself was fine, juicy and thick. But the guacamole on the potatoes in the built-like-a-brick burrito. Then she said she puts the my burger special ($7.95)—which comes with fries (or in my case, whole family to work, motioning to the two girls in the kitchen—her tots) and a drink (or in my case, the milkshake for a buck extra)— daughter and granddaughter. Patty sold me on the chocolate milkshake was the real deal. Smooth lumps of bright green, lemony, peppery with local Cloverleaf milk, which is exactly the kind of thing Idaho avocado graced the large burger, tasting at once healthy, gourmet Preferred’s only fast food restaurant should be doing and it’s exactly and still drive-thru-y. the kind of thing that sets Burger Time apart. —Nathaniel Hoffman does not carry a pepper grinder —Rachael Daigle’s monthly budget includes antacid expenses. on his belt. Yet.

Go nuts at City Peanut Shop.

THE WEEK IN FOOD, FROM PEANUTS AND FUDGE TO WINE AND CHEESE After weeks of buzz about City Peanut Shop’s impending opening on Bannock Street, the doors are finally open. And it’s more than just peanuts happening at City Peanut Shop. Huckleberry fudge bar shaped like the great state of Idaho, anyone? (I think I know what all of my beyond-Idaho family is getting for Christmas.) Although nuts and seeds do make up a substantial portion of the selection, so do candy and local non-nut products. Well-known Boise-based brand Dorothy’s has prime shelf space at City Peanut Shop, as does Weiser Honey and popcorn made in-house. The place was packed on First Thursday when BW stopped in and again on Saturday morning during the market. On First Thursday, I walked out with a few fists full of samples, including the wasabi sunflower seeds and curry pistachios. I also scored a sample of the roasted Horseshoe Bend chestnuts, which will soon be roasted on a downtown street near you. 803 W. Bannock St., 208-433-3931. Other openings to report this week include the Gyro Shack, which has two locations (one at 6619 Ustick and another at 6933 Overland), where you can get an original gyro for $2.49. Feeling like a big spender? Get the most expensive item on the menu, the deluxe chicken gyro with feta, and you’ll still only shell out $3.79. Who knew cheap sounded like “gyro”? Yoi Tomo sushi in BODO opened last week, and it’s BW’s second newest addition to the BW Card. Reach back into the Food News memory a few weeks and you might remember that Yoi Tomo (405 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-344-3375, does all you can eat for $17.99 during lunch and $24.99 during dinner. Take an additional 40 percent off that with your BW Card? Uh, “Y” to the “E”-“S,” please. The newest member to the card is a joint called Jo’s Sunshine Lounge at 1115 N. Curtis and let’s just say food isn’t exactly the focus at the lounge. If you have off-BW Card funds to burn, this is the time of year you’ll find a wine dinner around every corner. If your corner is in the North End, on Monday, Nov. 16, Cafe Vicino hosts a six-course meal paired with vino from Argentina’s Catena winery in Mendoza. Price is $75 per person, which includes tax and gratuity. You’ll need a reservation. And on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m., the Melting Pot hosts Lodi, Calif.’s Michael David Winery with a four-course for $50 per person plus tax and gratuity. —Rachael Daigle



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BLUE JEANS CAFE—Breakfast (starting at 6 a.m. for you early birds) and lunch with some of the biggest biscuits and gravy in the state. Freshly baked pastries, salads and sandwiches. 9140 W. Emerald St., Ste. 300, 208-658-5053. $-$$ .

SMOKY MOUNTAIN PIZZA AND PASTA—When you’re in the mood for a good, traditional pizza, this is the place. The pastas, starters, sandwiches and salads are equally delicious, and the list is as long as your arm. 1805 W. State St., 208-387-2727. $-$$ SU OM.

ANDRADE’S—From albondigas to zopes, Javier Andrade serves up some of the best authentic Mexican fare in town. Great service, generous portions, decent prices. 4903 Overland Road, 208-424-8890. $-$$ SU.

CAFE OLE—Boise’s original Mexican restaurant has been serving for the last 28 years. 210 N. Milwaukee St., 208-322-0222. $$-$$$ 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.

BAD BOY BURGERS—This Bench burger joint offers all the requisite fare of a classic walk-up/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. $

SOCKEYE GRILL AND 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, SU. 208-658-1533. $-$$

BAGUETTE DELI—Choose from 18 different 12-inch sub sandwich choices at the Vietnamese deli. Spring rolls, smoothies and French pastries round out the super value menu, on which no sandwich will set you back more than a five spot. 5204 W. Franklin Road, 208-336-2989. $

FUJIYAMA—Fresh sushi in a serene atmosphere incongruously nestled in a strip mall. For the sushi-phobes out there, they have an extensive selection of teriyaki and tempura dishes, soups and salads. Reserve one of the tatami rooms for the ultimate in private dining. 283 N. Milwaukee St., 208-672-8227. SU. $$

NUT HOUSE SPORTS BAR—What else would you expect from a sports bar? Apps include the requisite sliders, moz stix, nachos and even tater tots. From there it gets serious with pizza, burgers, hot and cold sandwiches and even a slim selection of salads for the calorie conscious. Not hungry? Drink dinner with one of 12 beers on tap. 12505 W. Chinden Blvd., 208-378-8273. $ SU.

GANDOLFO’S DELI—The Georgia based franchise of New York delicatessens provides sandwich fans with New York style hot and cold deli sands, specialty selections and side salads. 8151 W. Fairview Ave., 208-377-4376. . $


GOODWOOD BARBECUE—Great barbecue, Texas-style, right in the middle of the Treasure Valley. With everything from ribs and brisket to chicken, Goodwood Continues to be a valley favorite with a family friendly atmosphere. 7849 W. Spectrum St., Boise, 208-658-7173. $-$$$$ SU OM. ROBBIE’S DRIVE-IN—An old drive-in location on Fairview and Orchard is now Robbie’s Drive-In serving good and grilled food, award-winning chili and burgers accompanied by fries and homemade fry sauce. The menu also includes salads and shakes and options for the kids. 4822 Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-376. 3150. $ ROMIO’S PIZZA AND PASTA—A Mediterranean hybrid with pizzas, pastas, calzones, hot subs and sandwiches, gyros, lamb chops and souvlaki. With its emphasis on Italian fare, Romio’s house specialties concentrate on Greek dishes. 535 N. Milwaukee St., 208-658-1550. $-$$ SU. SENOR FRESH—Fast-casual Mexican dining with all the usual suspects—burritos, enchiladas, nachos and fish tacos, to name a few. If you’re really hungry, try the Gordo Burrito. 12375

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

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. OM.

ANGELL’S BAR AND GRILL 999 Main St., 208-342-4900, A French dip sandwich ($9) is something I take very seriously, and have been too often disappointed by gristly meat, flavorless bread and au jus that is more akin to a salt lick than the rich broth it’s supposed to be. Thankfully, I was not disappointed. The prime rib was sliced to extreme thinness and was so tender it gave way easily to the slightest bite. —Deanna Darr

ALIBABA ARABIC RESTAURANT 111 Broadway Ave., 208-343-4536 “Luckily, a bowl of creamy lentil bisque (which came with the meal) erased all previous thoughts. It was by far the best lentil soup that’s ever warmed my tongue—welcomingly hearty, without any of the thick mealiness that often afflicts its peers.” —Tara Morgan

BOISE FRY COMPANY 111 Broadway Ave., 208-495-3858, “It’s a menu of meat and potatoes—which we further humbled by ordering to go—but our meal was so damn delicious, it should have been prefaced by a maitre d’ checking for our reservation, and ended with us each dabbing our mouths with linen napkins folded in the shape of a crane. It was that good.”

—Wine & beer —Full bar —Delivery —Take-out —Open late RES —Reservations

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DINING/FOOD CHAPALA—The same great Jaliscan food Idaho expects Chapala to deliver. 1201 S. Vista Ave., 208-429-1155. $-$$ SU. CHIANG MAI THAI RESTAURANT—Casual for the whole family but elegant for just two. Traditional Thai food named after the infamous Thai cuisine capitol, Chiang Mai. 4898 Emerald St., 208-342-4051. SU. THE COOKIE LADY DELI— Fresh, handmade sandwiches offered in a variety of choices, including a tasty chicken salad. Don’t forget your homemade cookie on the way out. 880 Vista Ave., 208-385-7727. $-$$. CRESCENT NO LAWYERS BAR/ GRILL—The 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, 208-3229856. $ SU OM. CUCINA DI PAOLO—After years of catering in the valley, Cucina di Paolo now offers heat and serve gourmet entrees, as well as a deli case full of goodies to enjoy in the small dining area. 1504 Vista Ave., 208-345-7150. OM. $$-$$$ DELI GEORGE—Behind the upside-down sign on Fairview,


look for over 30 sandwich options full of homemade ingredients and plenty of imagination. 5602 Fairview Ave., 208-3232582. $ . FLYING PIE PIZZERIA— Boise’s longest-lived and most inventive pizzeria. They have their own beer (the impeccable Triple Pi Belgian-style ale), and pies to please even the pickiest eaters. 6508 Fairview Ave., 208-345-0000. $ OM SU. GOLDEN STAR—Delicious Chinese/American cuisine served at one of the best preserved old storefronts in town. 1142 N. Orchard St., 208-336-0191. $. JUMPIN’ JANETS—Need a beer, a smoke and a meal? Jumpin’ Janet’s is one of the few places left in town where you can do all three. But here’s the real draw for you health conscious out there: you won’t find a deep fryer in the kitchen at Jumpin’ Janet’s, it’s all baked. Loves it. 574 Vista Ave., 208-342-7620. $ SU. MANDARIN PALACE—Bo-bo, moo-goo, sub-gum and bacon cheeseburgers all under one roof. 5020 Franklin Road, 208345-6682. $ 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. 3554 S. Findley Ave., 208-336-2122. $-$$ SU OM.

PORTUGUESE REDS From a country best known for its fortified dessert wines, more dry red wines are becoming available made from a mostly unfamiliar blend of grapes, including touriga nacional, camarate and periquita. What’s important is not the blends, but that the results are eminently drinkable and typically well priced. Here are the panel’s top picks (with a tie for third place): 2006 LURTON BARCO NEGRO, $11.99 Lovely aromas of blueberry and black cherry with nice touches of licorice and toasted marshmallow. Ripe and round in the mouth, this elegantly structured charmer offers creamy berry and sweet cranberry up front with soft acidity and smooth tannins on the finish. 2005 MONTE VELHO ALENTEJANO, $10.99 Easily the most unique wine of the group. The aromas are big and complex with an underlying core of ripe berry fruit, surrounded by earthy layers of tar, anise, game and bacon. In the mouth, it’s a sucker punch of smooth and succulent red fruits showing remarkable persistence at an outstanding value. 2007 QUINTA DAS AMORAS, $7.99 Opens with racy aromas of ripe berry and spicy cherry backed by intriguing whiffs of mint and sweet balsamic. That light mint comes through on the palate that’s filled with blueberry and cherry fruit flavors. A well-balanced bargain with a velvety texture and a long, creamy finish. 2007 VALE DO BOMFIM, $10.99 From the famous Port house, Dow, this table wine is a blend of five grapes, including turiga nacional and tinta roriz (aka tempranillo). The aromas are rich in dark chocolate and ripe cherry with nice hints of vanilla and earth. The palate is filled with dark berry, plum and mocha spice.

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, 208-377SU. 2800. $-$$ PANDA GARDEN—Small but comfortable, Panda Garden has a huge selection of menu items. Generous portions from Chinese to sushi, and it’s all good stuff. The staff, too, is friendly and attentive. 2801 Overland Road, SU. 208-433-1188. $-$$ PATTY’S BURGER TIME—The only Idaho Preferred fast food restaurant keeps it good and local by serving Flying M coffee, Cloverleaf milk and local beef. The early riser menu includes breakfast burritos, diced potatoes and breakfast sandwiches using organic eggs and vegetables. Need more reasons to swing by? Patty’s serves fresh fruit milkshakes with more than 40 different varieties and hosts classic cars shows every Saturday night. 1273 S. Orchard, Boise, . 208-424-5073. $ THE PLANK—Excellent finger steaks and chicken strips to wash down all that beer. A special lunch menu and a punch card for extra lunch savings and a reverse happy hour Sunday through Thursday from 10 p.m. till midnight with $2 bar bites. 650 S. Vista, 208-336-1790. SU. $-$$

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): A whitewash happens when you use deceit to cover up the messy facts. A blackwash is just the opposite: It’s when you invoke candor as you reveal complications that have previously been veiled. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, the coming weeks will be prime time to enjoy a jubilee of blackwashing. But I suggest that you proceed gently. Remember that not all hidden information is a sign of malfeasance or evil intentions. Sometimes the truth is so paradoxical and nuanced, it’s hard to get it completely out in the open all at once. And sometimes people are motivated to keep things secret mostly because they’re afraid to cause pain. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “Dear Rob: I’ve read horoscope columns written by many astrologers, and yours is the only one that’s not prejudiced against at least one of the signs. You really do treat everyone equally. You play no favorites. But that’s exactly the bone I have to pick with you. I’m wondering if you’ve got a passion deficiency or something. It seems abnormal not to display a hint of bias now and then. —Suspicious Taurus” Dear Suspicious: My own birth chart includes elements of both Taurus and Libra. The Taurus part of me has strong feelings and deep passions, while the Libra part of me is fair-minded and well-balanced. They’ve worked out a synergistic arrangement that allows me to maintain my equilibrium as I feed my intensity. I recommend this approach to you right now. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Personally, I’ve never been very smart about making investments. In that area of my life, my intuition seems to work in reverse. Billionaire businessman George Soros, on the other hand, is a genius. When facing a decision about which way to go financially, he says he becomes a jungle animal guided by actual sensations in his body. You Geminis have arrived at a phase when your choices could have long-term effects on your relationship with money. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you’ve got the potential to be like Soros rather than me. Trust your instincts. CANCER (June 21-July 22): This will be a smooth, easy and graceful week for you—if, that is, you get yourself out of the way and allow the universe to do its job. It doesn’t mean you should be passive or blank. On the contrary, in order for the cosmos to perform its magic, you should be on the lookout for what captivates your imagination and be primed to jump when life says “jump!” Be both relaxed and alert; surrendered to the truth and in intimate


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contact with your primal power. Then the song will sing itself. The dream will interpret itself. The beauty will reveal itself. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Mathematician Charles Babbage (1791-1871) is considered a “father of the computer.” Among his many inventions, he created a mechanical calculator that was a forerunner of the device that’s so indispensable today. And yet Babbage had other obsessions that were not as useful. For his own amusement, he counted all of the panes of glass that had been broken in a factory over a period of 10 months, and investigated the cause of each. He also spent an inordinate amount of time estimating the statistical probability that the miracles reported in the Bible had actually occurred. I bring this up, in the hope that you will concentrate on your own equivalent to Babbage’s calculator, and not get sidetracked by meditations on broken glass and Biblical miracles. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “Everything that emancipates the spirit without giving us control over ourselves is harmful,” said Goethe. Luckily, Virgo, you’re in the midst of a process that may emancipate your spirit and give you more control over yourself. Here are two ways you could cash in on this potential: 1. Brainstorm about a big dream even as you attend to the gritty details of making the dream a reality. 2. Expand your imagination about your tricky situation even as you burn away the illusions you have about your tricky situation. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Have you heard about the new sport of chess boxing? Two competitors play chess for four minutes, then put on boxing gloves and try to punch each other for three minutes; they continue this rhythm for up to 11 rounds. I suspect you’ll soon be asked to meet a similar challenge, going back and forth between two contrasting modes. If you treat this challenge as a fun game rather than a crazy-making exertion, you’ll do fine. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): A 13-year-old girl shocked everyone by winning a plowing contest in England. Driving a 12,000-pound tractor and pulling a five-furrow plow, Elly Deacon did a better job than all of the middle-aged male farmers she was competing against. What’s more remarkable is that she was a newcomer, having had less than a week’s experience in the fine art of tilling the soil with a giant machine. She’s your role model for the coming week, Scorpio. Like her, you have the potential to perform wonders, even if you’re a rookie, as you prepare a circumscribed area for future growth.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I hope that by now you have finished scrabbling along on your hands and knees over burning shards of glass. The next, and hopefully final, phase of your redemptive quest should be less torturous. In this upcoming chapter, the operative metaphor might be assembling a jigsaw puzzle with 200 pieces, all of which are red. Amazingly enough, you actually have it in you to accomplish this improbable feat—as long as you don’t spread out the puzzle pieces all over the burning shards of glass. Find a nice, clean, quiet place to do your work. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): According to psychologist Carl Jung, one of the most potent influences that our parents have on us is their unlived lives. Whatever dreams they didn’t pursue are likely to worm their way into our core, often without our conscious awareness. There they get mixed up with our own dreams and longings, causing us confusion about what we really want. The coming weeks will be a good time for you to get clear about this. You’ll have the power to untangle your own deepest, truest desires from the muffled wishes your mommy and daddy deposited in you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “Awesome” has become a commonplace word to express gladness about small triumphs and simple pleasures. For instance, a woman at a local cafe uttered a sweet “awesome!” when someone pointed to where she could find an electrical outlet for her laptop. Back in the old days, however, “awesome” was a portentous term invoked only rarely. “Awe” referred to an overwhelming feeling of wonder, reverence, admiration or even agitation in the face of a sublime or numinous experience. In the coming week, Aquarius, I expect you will experience more than your usual quota of both kinds of awesome. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): According to Leonardo da Vinci, you could magnify the power of your prayers or meditations 10-fold by bathing in purple light. In his time, that was easiest to accomplish by standing near a church’s stained glass window. These days, you can get the same effect with the help of a purple light bulb. Alternately, you could simply close your eyes and visualize yourself surrounded by a shimmering purple glow. I recommend this practice for you in the coming days. It’s an excellent time to do anything and everything to intensify your spiritual power. P.S. Experts in color theory say that purple nurtures the development of the imagination, which would be of great value to you as you tone and firm your devotional impulses.


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