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BACHELORETTE PARTY Electro-pop marries music and technology SCREEN 27
FACING NORTH FACE German ﬁlm’s take on Eiger climb
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NOTE MAYBE NEXT YEAR WE’LL JUST CHANGE OUR NAME TO THE TOPEKA WEEKLY. As is the case every year, not everyone thought our annual April Fool’s feature, which published last week, was funny. We expect that. What we didn’t expect this year was the deeply emotional response from some readers who felt as though they were victims of our joke. Over the last week, I’ve been called a handful of names and been saddled with a list of unﬂattering adjectives. Readers have threatened to sic attorneys and other media outlets’ reporters on Boise Weekly. Some people are ashamed of us, others have called us brilliant. According to my tally, we’re running about even on those numbers. For the record, the Chicago and West Virginia cases cited in “Dead Men Moving” were not ﬁction. Nor is the fact that in North Carolina, eight graves on the outer edges of a cemetery are being moved to accommodate a highway widening funded by stimulus money. In fact, grave relocation is almost so common that I doubted whether we could pull it off as an April Fool’s story. Most of those readers who were offended have sworn never to read Boise Weekly again. Some were offended because they were duped, and those who were duped were mostly irate over development issues. Some were offended by the mere thought of grave relocation. To you, I’d recommend rechanneling your anger toward the City of Chicago or mining companies in West Virginia. However, to the readers with loved ones buried in Morris Hill or Pioneer cemeteries who felt victimized by our prank, we apologize. One ﬁnal note to all readers, particularly to those readers who just don’t like our tradition: Each year, Boise Weekly publishes a semi-plausible April Fool’s Day feature. If you don’t like it, don’t pick up the paper that week. Next year’s April Fool’s issue publishes Wednesday, March 30. Consider yourself forewarned. —Rachael Daigle
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BEWARE THE DINNER SPECIAL, PART TWO Chef and BW food blogger Randy King serves up part two of his soliloquy on the hazards of the dinner special. In this edition: beware the seafood amalgamation.
GO DO SOMETHING If you’re still whining that you’re bored in Boise, it’s you, you’re boring. If you decide to join the rest of us who are having fun, start by logging onto Cobweb, where you’ll ﬁnd daily updates from Calendar Guru Josh Gross. Easily labeled for your reading convenience, “Need something to do [insert day of week here].”
ON THE ROAD AGAIN Checking in with Tour Mode makes us want to hate Boise band Finn Riggins just a wee bit. They’re on the beach in Florida and landing a few feathered punches on National Pillow Fight Day. RevoltRevolt strikes again with the food photos, Thomas Paul gushes over Union, Ore., and Apple Horse has a love affair with fast food in Eastern Idaho. We love this blog but it sure does make our desk-bound feet itchy.
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FEATURE Predator and Prey
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NOISE Bachelorette’s love/hate relationship with tech 23 MUSIC GUIDE
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REC Across India on three wheels
FOOD Two reviewers take on Dong Khanh
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I HA D THE T OR C H LIT, THE PITC HFOR K SHA RP E NE D, A HEAVY S AC K OF DOORKNOBS, A N D WAS AIMING TO JOIN AN A NGRY MOB. ”
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ON APRIL FOOLS
A GALAXY FAR AWAY
Your story about Pioneer/Morris Hill cemeteries (BW, Feature, “Dead Men Moving,” March 31, 2010) was in very, very poor taste and not appreciated by a number of your readers. Doing a story like this under the guise of an April Fools joke is over the top. In fact I have heard several say they can not trust your publication any longer. You crossed the line and that is really sad. BW has always been a nice alternative to the other one-sided political publications that call themselves newspapers in this valley. —Ellen Erskine, Boise
According to my Star Wars interpretation of the latest poll results, we live on Tatooine. Butch Otter is Luke Skywalker. Sara Palin is Princess Leia. Hans Solo and Chewbacca own the AM airwaves, but imperial droids dominate the mainstream media. A rebel alliance has been started by Tea Party America and while President Vader, Empress Palpatine, and their imperial ﬂeet plan strategy in Washington, Ewoks farm and ranch peacefully in the countryside. President Vader and company ultimately intend to impoverish and enslave the galaxy by using
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failed economic and social policies. In fact, they would eliminate the Imperial Senate altogether if they could, but ﬁrst things ﬁrst. Against all odds, Skywalker’s alliance courageously ﬁred the ﬁrst shots against the empire’s biggest weapon, the Health Insurance Battlestation. Eighteen more planets followed and lawsuits began volleying across the galaxy. Meanwhile, TPA rebel bases sprang up across the galaxy like April dandelions. Jedi Walt struggled to ﬁnally vanquish his dark side and join Skywalker. As the Empire made plans to freeze Solo and Chewy off the galaxy airwaves forever, the Ewoks learned to trust the rebel alliance. Find a weakness and exploit it. Remember that November is coming. —Glen Liberty, Boise
Three ballets celebrating the spirit of Italian culture! Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony
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THE FLUTTER: ISSUE SIX Yet another SFMPB newsletter
Sometimes, it must seem to outsiders that the only function the Society For Making People Better serves is to make up new rules for its members to follow. No, no, no! That is just simply not true. In terms of both a spiritual and a social nature, our members have a rich and rewarding experience in the society. Spiritually, we are content within our own skins—(and if you, too, were content within your own skin, you would know what that means)—and socially, we have our Grand Potlucks. Admittedly, attendance at our last few potlucks has been thin, possibly because Yours Truly keeps forgetting to announce when and where the next one will be held. But we assure you that once a reliable schedule has been drawn up, it will be “Let the baked beans roll!”—which, as anyone who has ever attended one of our Grand Potlucks can testify, is how we call our Grand Potlucks to order. However, rules are very important to us. No one within the society can imagine how we could dare call ourselves a society without observing common standards of behavior. Yet it is equally important to understand that the rules, in and of themselves, are not what makes our SFMPB so dear to us. The rules are merely reﬂections— lingering echoes, if you will—of the mental, moral and aesthetic processes that lead to the manifestation of the rules. Savvy? Allow me to put it another way. Those of you who ever hunched over the scattered fragments of a plastic P51 Mustang or a B17 Flying Fortress will empathize when I say it was not the ﬁnished result, hanging inertly by a ﬁshline from your bedroom ceiling, that made the experience memorable. It was the hunching, the eye-strain, the glue boogers building up on your ﬁngers, the desperate search for that lost landing strut, the struggle to keeping your little brother’s grubby paws off the decals … all those many trials and tribulations that went into the assembly of a toy you couldn’t even play with once the task was complete! This is what sticks in the memory. Right? Not that dumb little chintzy model your mom tossed the very day you left for college. Same with our rules. The rules are nothing beyond the journey that brings us to them. Or brings them to us. Whatever. With that said, allow me to present you with our newest rule: If you have objections to being called stupid, quit being stupid. (Include this as No. 12 in your Revised SFMPB Rulebook.) U And now, since there are no pressing SFMPB business matters to report, let us explore the process that brought our new rule to life: Recently, a letter was published in BW complaining the paper does not show proper respect to those readers who may not WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
be as liberal as ourselves. For evidence, he offered two instances of writing which in his estimation were dismissive of people who don’t share our views. I can not address the ﬁrst complaint. It was not written by moi, and moi has no interest in trying to ﬁgure out if the other writer was trying to make a liberal point. I will say that a reckless leap to the conclusion that all the writers for BW are liberal is not one that I would personally make. Frankly, I don’t know who’s liberal and who’s not. We don’t discuss it. As far as I know, the entire editorial staff may be secret fascists, masking their vile political proclivities behind restaurant reviews and reports on local dog poop parks. The second complaint was over a line I take full credit for writing: “There it is, explained so (simply) that even a tea bagger can understand it.” The complainer shows his indignation with my attitude by adding, “So now people concerned with an ever-expanding government and taxes are stupid?” No, I am not calling “people concerned with an ever-expanding government and taxes” stupid. If you read the line I wrote closely, you can see I speciﬁcally mentioned tea baggers when I implied someone was stupid. And to clear up any confusion, yes, I believe tea baggers are stupid. Death threats and spitting on Congressmen and hooting like baboons and following Sarah Palin’s lead anywhere and calling black Congressmen “niggers” and painting President Barack Obama up as Hitler and listening to anything Glenn Beck says and demanding the country do things their way, even though they lost and not ever knowing what they’re talking about and treating disabled people like hobos and acting like they own this country ... I believe all those things (and more) make them stupid. And I don’t for a minute swallow the defense that the tea bagging mob is not all like that. They wouldn’t be in the crowd if they weren’t like that. Would you stay in a crowd like that if you weren’t like that? So my advice … if they object to being called stupid, all they have to do is quit being stupid. (Recognize it? It’s Rule No. 12 in the Revised SFMPB Rule Book.) The letter ends with, “If you want independents and libertarians such as myself to read (your publication), perhaps you shouldn’t have such a condescending attitude for people that aren’t as liberal as yourself.” Sorry, but speaking strictly for myself, I ask no one to be stupid just so I can call them stupid. My response to stupidity is a natural and organic unfolding—a journey rather than a destination—and I am perfectly content within my own skin with it. Now, ’til the next Flutter, adieu, mon amigos, and laissez les haricots a la Boston rouler!
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Obama revives Clintonâ€™s triangulation strategy NEW YORKâ€”â€œIt was Bill Clinton who recognized that the categories of conservative and liberal played to Republican advantage and were inadequate to address our problems,â€? President Barack Obama wrote in his book The Audacity of Hope. â€œClintonâ€™s third way ... tapped into the pragmatic, non-ideological attitude of Americans.â€? Clintonâ€™s â€œthird wayâ€? was â€œtriangulation,â€? a candidateâ€™s attempt to position himself above and between the left and the right. A Democrat, Clinton insulated himself from Republican attacks by appropriating their ideas. Obama is even more of a triangulator. Triangulation can work for candidates in the short term. Clinton got re-elected by a landslide in 1996. (It failed, though, for Al Gore in 2000 and John Kerry in 2004.) But triangulation hurts parties, which sell an ideological point of view. Clintonâ€™s greatest achievements were Republican planks: free trade deals like NAFTA, welfare reform, balancing the federal budget on the backs of the poor and working class. Because of Clintonian triangulation, the liberal base of the Democratic Party saw the 1990s as a squandered opportunity: eight years of unprecedented economic expansion with not one new social program. They got the message: voting Democratic doesnâ€™t guarantee Democratic policies. Obama ran as a centrist, but heâ€™s not a moderate president. Obama is a Republican, thanks to triangulation gone wild. In his ďŹ rst year, Obama continued numerous Bush administration policies, many of which originated in the far extreme wing of the GOP. It took more than a year, but Obama can
ďŹ nally point to two legislative achievements: health-care reform and reducing private banksâ€™ role in student loans. The student loan bill is liberal but too modest. Student loans ought to be replaced by grants. Ultimately, universities and colleges will have to be nationalized. Obamaâ€™s revamp of health care, on the other hand, goes too far, perverting the liberal desire to provide health care for all into a transfer of wealth from poor to rich. Buying into the ďŹ‚awed American assumption that a bad system canâ€™t get worse, ObamaCare entrusts 30 million new customersâ€”to the tune of roughly 10 grand a year eachâ€”to the mercies of private insurance companies. ObamaCare pours hundreds of billions of dollars into the coffers of corporations. Once people are paying more for visits to the same crappy doctors they canâ€™t afford now, theyâ€™ll hold the Dems responsible. And hereâ€™s the kicker: Not only will the insurance companies make higher proďŹ ts, so will the government. The Congressional Budget OfďŹ ce projects the U.S. Treasury will come out ahead by $130 billion over 10 years. But again, think about it: If the health-care bill is making a proďŹ t for the government, where is that $130 billion coming from? You and me. Obama, the media and many of us have forgotten what the problem was: Health-care costs were too high. Now, theyâ€™ll go higher. Democrats will lose seats in Congress. It may already be too late to keep the White House in 2012. But if they continue to follow the triangulation strategy, they could destroy themselves for years. They might even expose the overall bankruptcy of our two-party pseudo-democracy.
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WAR PLANES OVER BOISE Can you hear the freedom? CARISSA WOLF Soaring F-35s could bring a blast of unwanted that the F-35 program has struggled with escalating manufacturing costs and a producnoise to some ears, or the sound of freedom tion schedule that’s two years behind. President and economic growth to others. But for some, the ﬂight of an F-35 would just sound like war. Barack Obama recently met some Congressional furry when he dropped plans to develop The U.S. Air Force plans to deploy a ﬂeet an F-35 back-up engine as part of an effort to of F-35 strike ﬁghters in 2013. But just where trim about $1 billion from the defense budget. those jets ﬁnd a home base remains up in the Each F-35 jet costs around $150 million, a air. Boise and Mountain Home recently made price tag that could go down if F-35 producthe short list of places to house and run the tion increases. The costs are part of the promission, launching lobbying efforts steeped in posed $708 billion 2011 defense budget—costs patriotism and economic promises in an effort that F-35 proponents say are vital to ensuring to seal the Idaho F-35 deal. But local peace national security and military preparedness. activists say some voices have been largely un“We’re going to have jets … We need heard in the F-35 debate that’s pitted residents them,” said Brad Hoaglun, spokesman for Sen. concerned about noise pollution against those who see the dollar signs behind military might. Jim Risch. “The threats to this country are not going to go away. We need to be prepared for “I feel that it’s been taken for granted that them. So if we’re going to have them, why not Idahoans support this,” said Michael Stanbuhave them in Idaho and beneﬁt from the jobs?” lis, a member of the Idaho Peace Coalition. “I Stanbulis and other peace activists question think that it’s a foregone conclusion that this how enduring the F-35 economic boost to is a positive for Idaho and this is a positive economic development for Idaho.” Rep. Mike Simpson sent 7,000 postcards to constituents urging them to lobby for the jets, donated billboards along major thoroughfares to advertise the state’s campaign to win the mission, and the City of Boise lit up its electric signs at the airport to champion Idaho as the future home of the F-35. You can even buy an F-35 lotto ticket from the Idaho Idaho Lottery as part of the $20,000 Department of Commerce-led marketing campaign, designed to would be and persuade Idahoans to buy into the F-35. wonder It’s hard to ignore the economic boost a about the jet squadron could bring Boise and Mountain long-term Home. The bases already contribute about $1 billion to the state’s economy. The F-35s could viability of the jobs the ﬂeet would create. bring in an additional several hundred million “We really believe that military dollars to the state and create about 3,000 jobs in the region, said Bibiana Nertney, administra- spending is not a good way to base an economy. It not a sustainable way of developtor for marketing and communications for the Idaho Department of Commerce. But Stanbulis ment,” he said. Military ofﬁcials say the F-35s could ensure and other peace activists question whether a mission for Mountain Home military spending is the best and Gowen Field for the next way to revive the economy. F-35 prototype four to ﬁve decades. Mountain “We feel that the increase in The F-35A sports a 25-mm Home could become an operamilitary spending now will only GAU-12 Equalizer gun, two tions hub for the jets while Gomean that there will be addiinternal weapon bays, two wen Field could serve as an F-35 tional pressure to raise taxes or underwing missiles and four hardpoints for additional training center. Economists note cut spending next year or years loads, with a payload up to the economic impact around from now,” said Stanbulis, who 15,000 lbs. the bases would be similar to spoke on behalf of other peace those brought on by private and activists. “This money can commercial industries—industries that don’t be better put toward economic activity that always last forever either. focuses on peaceful priorities.” “Nothing’s permanent,” Idaho Chief The ﬁghter program has already hit a numEconomist Mike Ferguson said. “If you get a ber of snags, including design ﬂaws, protests military mission, it might last 10 years or 20 and cost overruns since the ﬁrst F-35 test years, but you are going to have a secondary ﬂights. The Defense Industry Daily reported economic [beneﬁt].” on the ﬁrst hint of trouble in 2007, when a That secondary economic growth will come malfunction cut power to an F-35A prototype from the workers who ﬁll new jobs and in turn in a test-ﬂight. The New York Times reported WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
shop at grocery stores, pay rent and frequent local shops, Ferguson said. F-16s, F-15s and A-10s already ﬂy in and out of Mountain Home Air Force Base and Gowen Field. But they’re part of an aging inventory that will eventually need replacing, said Idaho Air National Guard spokesperson Lt. Col. Timothy Marsano. And that’s where the F-35 could help out. “These planes the F-35s will be replacing are 30 years old—older than many of the pilots who ﬂy them,” Marsano said. “Many of the planes we have are wearing out,” he said, “Many have exceeded their service life.” About 2,000 F-35s could be put into service across the United States by Air Force, Navy and Marine troops, and even more could supply allied troops, Marsano said. The ﬁfthgeneration military technology surpasses current inventories in terms of stealth, reliability and deployment readiness. The F-35 carries a larger internal payload of missiles, increasing its combat capabilities while also reducing its radar footprint. That hidden weaponry makes it harder to pick up on radar, translating
into stealthier and safer missions. Opponents of the F-35 in Southwest Idaho as well as other communities competing for the squadron fear the planes could emit twice as much noise as the F-16—or up to 90 to 105 decibels—a range that could result in hearing loss. “The [F-35s] could really cause a lot of noise pollution around the airport,” said South Boise resident Monty Mericle. “It will take every house south of the Bench in the not suitable zone.” Military ofﬁcials say a quick ascent, no afterburners and other mufﬂing techniques will keep noise to a minimum. They also say the number of decibels that would permeate surrounding neighborhoods remains unclear. “I have never heard one,” Marsano said. Only a couple of F-35s exist so the exact models that would ﬂy over Southwest Idaho haven’t been tested for audio impact under local conditions. The F-35s are still a prototype. And that’s how peace activists like Stanbulis would like to see them remain.
INTERROGATE YOUR CANDIDATE AT ELECTIONLAND While the fury over health-care reform that spurred Idaho’s Attorney General Lawrence Wasden to sue the feds seemed to dissipate in the last week, one Idaho group is not taking the lawsuit threat lightly. The Idaho Main Street Alliance, an odd front for national health-care reform efforts in Idaho, delivered a letter to Wasden this week urging him to drop the suit. After quoting E.J. Dionne in the Washington Post and listing the beneﬁts of Obamacare, the letter goes on to say: “We urge you, in the strongest possible terms, to not stand with those who would deny Idahoans access to health care. Please oppose any costly legal challenges that would prevent implementation of health-care reform.” Other nascent efforts to rein in the mad dog reaction to health-care reform include a Facebook-fueled organization called Citizens for Boise Sovereignty that promises to liberate the City of Boise from Big Government mandates coming out of the Statehouse. Formed on April 1, the group’s mission declares: “Tired of Boise being marginalized by the occupants of the Statehouse? Let’s assert Boise’s sovereignty from the state of Idaho, and exercise the power of eminent domain over all state-occupied holdings within our city limits.” Did we mention the group was born on April 1? Speaking of April showers, primary elections are just around the corner and are just as serious. A raft of statewide candidates are waiting to answer your questions at Boise Weekly’s Electionland. What’s that? You have no idea who they are or what to ask. Well here’s a few tips. Two completely anonymous men are seeking the Democratic nod to run against Sen. Mike Crapo. One, P. Tom Sullivan, runs a credit card processing company out of Driggs and ﬂies his own Epic LT airplane that seats six in reclining, overstuffed leather seats, according to his Linkedin proﬁle. He was preparing to launch his campaign as BW went to press. The other, William Bryk, lives in Brooklyn, New York, and was surprised to see Sullivan on the ballot. He only signed up so that Crapo would not get off scott free in the general election. “I think that it would be fair to say that it is more symbolic for me,” the Brooklyn attorney and newspaper columnist told Citydesk. “Certainly if the Democrats nominate me I will come out and campaign.” Bryk had not been able to track Sullivan down either, but noted the contrast between their avocations. “His background is in providing services for lenders and credit card companies, whereas I’ve spent most of my life as an attorney trying to free my clients from the bonds of interest slavery,” Bryk said. You can read Bryk’s pontiﬁcations and those of his wife, Mimi Kramer, a former New Yorker magazine theater critic, at cityofsmoke.com. 10 Crapo faces one opponent in
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NEWS/CITYDESK the GOP primary as well, Claude M. “Skip” Davis III, a Realtor from Weiser who vows to serve one term. The Republican primary for governor is far and away the best race of the season and we think you’ll have lots of questions for these folks. In one day last week, we had a professional anti-abortionist and a semi-professional stand-up comic come into BWHQ. Both are running against Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter in the primary. Walt Bayes and his wife, Virginia, swung by to talk about baby killing and to get a computer lesson. Bayes, 72, has 16 children and raised them working farm labor jobs in Wilder. He’s a frequent candidate and thorn in Otter’s side. Bayes recently lost a lawsuit against Otter and the state, seeking to stop all abortions in Idaho. The suit was dismissed with prejudice and Otter’s attorneys are asking Bayes to pay legal fees, $4,640, according to Bayes, who has appealed to the Idaho Supreme Court. “He expects me to pay it, but I’ve got news for you, I don’t think it’s going to work that way,” Bayes said. Bayes is generally seen as a one-issue candidate; he does not like abortion. But he also believes strongly that gay students should have separate bathrooms. Pete Peterson does comedy and has been a bit schizophrenic about his race for governor. He’s even endorsed independent candidate Jana Kemp, but continues to campaign with giant PETE signs and his latest gag, white booty shorts with “Beat Butch” emblazoned on the backside. We’re looking forward to watching Peterson and Bayes out-abortion Rex Rammell, an angry former elk rancher on a mission, and the two women in the race. Incidentally, Ada County Commissioner Sharon Ullman and Post Falls trichologist Tamara Wells are the ﬁrst Republican women ever to ﬁle for governor in Idaho, according to the Secretary of State’s Ofﬁce. Ullman’s latest campaign announcement called for an investigation, no, a “probe,” into possible gas price ﬁxing in Idaho. And a trichologist, if you don’t know, is a hair specialist. Wells provides wigs for cancer patients and others and runs a jewelry store in Hayden as well, according to her husband and campaign manager, Greg Wells. We don’t know much about her positions, but she’s planning a series of townhall meetings to ﬁnd out about ours. So ask away, dear readers. Boise Weekly is providing you the most democratic of candidate forums: You can ask them whatever you like and we will try our damndest to get them to answer. The address is electionland. boiseweekly. com.
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PEOPLE GET READY Idaho college students begin to organize NATHANIEL HOFFMAN A small group of Idaho college students showed up at a recent marathon State Board of Education meeting to protest tuition and fee hikes. Though they had advertised their presence as a sit-in, the students—mostly from Boise State and two from Idaho State University—sat in the audience during the morning session and into the afternoon updating their Facebook proﬁles and awaiting a chance to address the board. “Good members of the board,” declared Boise State senior Jason Denizac, a founder of the newly formed Idaho Student Association. “We face a tough situation, but we can do better. Tuition hikes hurt students.” The board granted most of the requested hikes at the April 5 all-day meeting, ranging from a 5.1 percent increase at Lewis-Clark State College to a 9.5 percent hike at the University of Idaho. The board trimmed U of I’s request by $122 a year per student and shaved a bit off of Idaho State’s request. Boise State in-state tuition and fees will rise 9 percent to $5,300 a year. U of I President Duane Nellis called the ever-rising student fees a stopgap measure and said the university will try to ﬁnd even more savings after losing some $1.2 million in requested fees. “At the same time, the approach makes it more challenging when we can’t gain the support from the Legislature and we can’t gain the full support from the State Board,” Nellis said after the meeting. Idaho’s ﬁve colleges and universities have each seen budget cuts in excess of 20 percent during the last two years. One of the charts reviewed at the tuition-setting meeting showed that while the cost to attend college in Idaho has risen 36 percent since 2003, per capita income in the state only rose 25 percent. Boise State President Bob Kustra said ofﬁcials would likely be back again next year asking for more tuition. “I don’t see any true leaders for higher education,” Kustra said. “I just don’t see this state’s leadership looking at higher ed as a key driver to the economy.” Kustra pointed to Oregonians, who voted to raise taxes in order to fund higher education during a recession. “If there’s revenue enhancements like Oregon did, then you can in fact ﬁnd the funding,” he said. But State Board of Education President Paul Agidius said the culprit is not the Legislature or the board, it’s the economy. “We are the advocates … We try to explain to them the need for funding higher education,” he said. “I think it would be great if they could.” While student government leaders at Boise State and U of I backed their administrations’ tuition and fee proposals, and there was little
outcry on campuses save a brief protest at Idaho State, the board did not turn a deaf ear to the concerns of students. Board member Kenneth Edmunds of Twin Falls opposed all of the larger fee increases in the interest of affordability. And other board members tried to translate the fee increases into numbers of pizzas or cell phone bills, after Nellis introduced the metaphors. “I’m voting that you kids take away a couple pizzas a month to feed the machine, to make sure that the future has the same advantage that you have,” Boise trustee Milford Terrell said. Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna, who is also a trustee, quipped that anyone thinking of going into the pizza business in Idaho’s college towns ought to think twice. But Luna also urged each of the college presidents to consider cutting faculty and staff pay and to be more aggressive about ﬁnding savings. “I’m concerned that we continue to look at things other than salary because then we look at things that get into the classroom and provide that robust education,” Luna said. Kustra repeated his call for “revenue enhancements,” encouraging an examination of the state’s valuable tax exemptions, but acknowledged that signiﬁcant reform is unlikely in a state that gives lobbyists their own room at the Statehouse. But he also lauded the Legislature and the governor for providing more ﬂexibility this year with four bills that the college presidents backed: UÊÊÊÊiÜÊ} iÀÊ `ÕV>ÌÊ-Ì>Lâ>ÌÊ Fund will provide some cushion in future recessions. UÊÊÊ/ iÊÃÌ>ÌiÊ}>ÛiÊVi}iÃÊÌ iÊ>LÌÞÊÌÊLÕÞÊ scientiﬁc equipment without going through state procurement procedures. UÊÊÊ1ÛiÀÃÌiÃÊÜÊ >ÛiÊÀiÊyiÝLÌÞÊÊ choosing contractors on construction projects. UÊÊÊ`ÊÌ iÊiÜ]Ê«ÀÛ>ÌiÊ`ÀÃÊ>ÌÊ ÃiÊ-Ì>ÌiÊ will be exempt from taxation because they are on university-owned land. Denizac, of the Idaho Student Association, told the board that his annual fees rose $710 during his college career. “It’s pricing young people out of education, the segment of society that can least afford it,” he said. Kustra said that the Idaho Student Association never approached him to discuss fees and that Denizac’s argument that classes are overﬂowing and it takes too long to graduate actually reinforced his call for higher fees in the face of declining state support. But Kustra said he’d be happy to meet with the students. “I think it’s a very good idea that students get organized,” he said. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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DEFINING ‘GREAT’ Legisleaders cut and run and call it good ANDREW CRISP Well, that’s all folks. They packed their bags, some emptied their desks, and like dandelion seeds, they scattered to the winds, to the jagged corners of the Gem State. If your bed time was early that Monday evening when the 2010 legislative session ended, know that your lawmakers ordered some pizza (Chicago Connection, we deduced), and ﬁnished up at about 8:30 p.m. The following morning, Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and Republican leaders declared victory. “As far as I’m concerned, we had a great session,” said Otter. “I’m most proud of the fact that No. 1, we balanced the budget; we’re living within the taxpayers’ means. I think that’s one of the reasons people send us up here.” Republicans and Otter touted their skill with the budget scalpel in hard economic times: “Some of those agencies we have cut, we’ve cut big time, over 35 percent in some of ’em,” said Otter. “Some of ’em over 20 percent in order to keep as much money in the classroom as possible.” Democrats decried the cuts in terms of predicted job losses in the public and private sector—some 5,000 by one estimate—while not quite condemning budget cutting overall, since they were often in on the action. They openly mocked the majority’s focus on issuing decrees and letters to Congress. “The ﬁrst half of the session was focused on the budget, and the second half was focused on this mono-maniacal bashing of the federal government,” said Lewiston Democrat John Rusche. And some Republicans acknowledged the lack of creativity in putting the state back on the right track. “It was not a happy session, it was not something fun to do,” temporary Sen. Darrell
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Kerby, a Republican from Bonners Ferry who ﬁlled in for Sen. Shawn Keough at the end of the session, told the Associated Press. Perhaps Kerby did not have time to attend enough GOP caucuses, as he continued, “It was about trying to do as little damage as possible, as opposed to being creative and looking for ways to help the state go forward.” During the course of the session, Idaho lawmakers printed 816 bills and numerous resolutions or memorials, numbering almost 1,000 pieces of legislation, according to the Legislative Services Ofﬁce. In total, 366 of those bills passed both the House and Senate, and ended up on Otter’s desk. At press time, he had 213 left to review, with 153 already on the books (the governor gets a few days after the end of the session to sort things out). With the cost of a legislative day at about $30,000, including weekends, this year’s 78-day session cost roughly $2.3 million, not counting the use of legislative services and other considerations. So what’d we get for our money, Idaho citizens? Now that the 70th regular session of the Idaho Legislature has wrapped up, let’s take a look at the smoking crater—or ﬂowering cornucopia—left behind. UÊ / iÊÕÃiÊi>Ì Ê>`Ê7iv>ÀiÊVÌÌiiÊ introduced a bill to create the Childhood Immunization Policy Commission, which would work as an arm of the Department of Health and Welfare. The plan seeks to improve immunization rates of Idaho children. Former physician and House Minority Leader Rusche felt that the immunization progress was a real win. “Kids and families in Idaho will be able to get vaccines at the lowest possible cost,” he said. UÊ 1ÀL>Ê,iiÜ>ÊÀivÀÊ}ÌÊÕ«ÊÌÊL>Ì]ÊLÕÌÊ ended up striking out in the House Revenue
and Taxation Committee. Expect to see it again next year. UÊ 7 iÊÌ iÊVÕÌÃÊ>`iÊÌÊÃÌ>ÌiÊLÕ`}iÌÃÊ>Ìtempted to spare public schools, they did however take a cut, for the second year in a row. Softened by some reserve dollars, the cuts will result in lower teacher salaries and elimination of school supplies. Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna acknowledged the cuts are unprecedented. “The real stress and the real pressure is shifting to the local school districts,” he said. UÊ / iÊÛÌiÀÊ ÊL]ÊLÀÕ} ÌÊLÞÊ,i«ÕLV>Ê Rep. Mike Moyle of Star, passed and now requires Idaho voters to provide identiﬁcation when voting at a polling place. The bill was aimed at stemming voter fraud, though many feel it will be a barrier to voting. UÊ / iÊÃÊV>i`ÊºVÃViViÊL]»ÊÜ V Ê would allow physicians and other medical professionals to refuse to provide abortion, contraceptive or end-of-life services based on their personal beliefs, became law without the governor’s signature. The AARP of Idaho cautioned lawmakers about the consequences of the law for the elderly. While we have not conducted any formal poll of how many Idahoans agree that what just happened could be described as a “great” session, there is an election this year starting with primaries in May. Every legislator and state ofﬁcial from the governor down is up for re-election. Will their 10th Amendment statements of states’ rights and willingness to castrate state agencies be enough at the polls, or will voters focus on the effects of the cuts and so much hot air? Whatever happens to them, we’ll be back next year, unda’ the rotunda.
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02%$!4/2 Struggling to find balance between elk and wolves in a changing ecosystem Deanna Darr
he images alternate, ﬂipping like a deck of ﬂash cards: graphs of jagged blue lines forming sheer peaks and valleys; a photograph of a wolf standing against a snowbound backdrop; a bar graph ﬁlled with gray-blue blocks, antiseptically tracking the decline of one of the West’s largest elk herds; a photograph of a wolf, hackles raised. The message presented to the Idaho Fish and Game Commission last fall by a group of department biologists was anything but subtle. Elk populations in the Lolo area of North Idaho were falling by dramatic levels and the ofﬁcial ﬁnger was pointed squarely at the wolves. It was a change in the tune of the ofﬁcial melody heard since the controversial predators were reintroduced in 1995. There was never doubt that wolves would have an impact on ungulate populations, but just how much of an effect could only be determined with time. Now, 15 years later, the increasing number of gray wolves is hailed as one of the great success stories of the Endangered Species Act. But as wolves have multiplied, their favorite food source, elk, have declined in many areas, raising concerns among both state biologists and those whose livelihoods depend on the elk. The greatest decline has been seen in the Lolo Zone in North Idaho, where rugged, densely forested and largely inaccessible terrain has allowed wolves to ﬂourish. At the same time, a domino effect of factors has led to a 57 percent decrease in the number of elk in the same area in just four years, according to Fish and Game ofﬁcials. While this is the ﬁrst time these attentiongrabbing numbers have been ofﬁcially released, the
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drastic decline is no real surprise to those who live, work and recreate in the area. Hunters and outﬁtters have been anecdotally reporting drops in the elk population for years. Fish and Game ofﬁcials haven’t been blind to the issue, either. In 2005, the department started a statewide project, studying 11 different areas to determine the major causes of elk mortality in correlation to the number of wolves in the area. That study was reﬁned in the last two years, with a special focus on the two areas with the largest populations of wolves: the Lolo and Sawtooth regions. In both areas, the results were the same: Wolves were the largest cause of mortality. Jon Rachael, state wildlife manager for Fish and Game, is careful to add that this is not the case in all areas of the state. In fact, recent Fish and Game studies showed an increase in elk numbers in the Panhandle area. Last year, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation released numbers showing a national increase in elk population, with a 5 percent increase in Idaho during the last 25 years. The same report showed overall increases in Oregon (28 percent), Washington (7 percent), Montana (66 percent) and Wyoming (35 percent). But even in areas where elk are declining, wolves aren’t always being named as the main cause. Rachael said that in some areas, other factors including habitat degradation and development are far more signiﬁcant. Still, recent studies have pushed wolves up that list in some areas of Idaho. “It’s never easy to say, ‘This is the problem, and this has been the problem all along,’” Rachael said. “[But] we have enough information to make some pretty ﬁrm conclusions.”
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Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Gary Power assists with the radio collaring of an elk near Salmon.
DOMINO EFFECT Elk in the Lolo Zone haven’t caught many breaks in the last decade. Not long ago, the area was nationally renowned for elk hunting because of the number and good physical condition of the herd. In the late 1980s, the Lolo area was home to between 15,000 and 16,000 elk, but that number dropped to roughly 12,000 by the mid-1990s, according to Fish and Game. Even then, concerns were being raised about habitat. Wildﬁre suppression led to fewer foraging areas and larger trees, making it harder to support so many elk. Then, in 1996, winter hit hard and early, with heavy snow on the ground from October through spring. In that one season, nearly 50 percent of the herd died, Rachael said, with the regional elk population dropping to roughly 8,000. Black bears were also hurting elk numbers, with higher than normal numbers of elk calves being killed. Fish and Game responded by increasing the harvest of black bears, resulting in a short-term improvement in elk calf survival. But by then, the wolf population had increased, putting a new pressure on the herd. Some of the highest mortality rates are among cows and calves, meaning fewer calves are born each year and fewer of those survive, leading to the simple fact that the herd cannot recover from its losses. Rachael said the minimum number of calves needed to maintain a population is 20 per 100 cows. In the Unit 10 hunting area, within the Lolo Zone, that number is 17 per 100, while in Unit 12, the ratio is seven per 100. That combination of factors has led to some very sobering numbers. In 2006, surveys counted roughly 4,000 elk. The latest numbers report roughly 2,100 elk, and Rachael said those numbers are expected to drop further. “There’s no doubt that people who have hunted in those areas recognize the changes over time that have occurred there,” said Jay Crenshaw, Fish and Game regional wildlife manager for the Clearwater Region. But the cause of the elk decline isn’t as straightforward for supporters of the wolves. “There’s a lot of things going on in that area,” said Jesse Timberlake, Northern Rockies associate for Defenders of Wildlife,
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one of the conservation groups that has led the continued charge to get wolves put back on the Endangered Species List and under federal oversight. He points to the fact that the elk decline started long before wolves were introduced. Timberlake, a big game hunter himself, said he doesn’t doubt that wolves are part of the overall issue, but he believes the continued poor habitat plays a much larger role. “Just pointing to wolves and saying they’re responsible for all the decline and using it as an excuse to reduce numbers is not the best scientiﬁc approach,” he said. “It doesn’t give the whole picture.” The recent elk count results aren’t a real surprise to those who rack up the most time in the area: commercial outﬁtters and guides. Most of them readily acknowledge that the Lolo herd has more than just wolves to deal with, singling out the habitat issue as another leading cause, and vocally supporting the need for habitat restoration projects, including letting more ﬁres burn. But they also believe the increasing number of the predators has pushed the situation over the edge. “The advent of wolf reintroduction; that exacerbated the problem with the Lolo elk herd, and Fish and Game have shown the impact,” said Grant Simonds, executive director of the Idaho Outﬁtters and Guides Association. Tim Craig, owner of Boulder Creek Outﬁtters and Lost Lake Outﬁtters, said 2003 was a red-ﬂag year for him. “You might ride for six or seven hours without seeing an elk track,” he said. Craig has worked in the Lolo area for 32 years and said he’s seen elk populations rise and fall but that wolves have changed the game. He added that other areas where he hunts with clients may be seeing worse declines in elk numbers, including the Selway. “I’m not a cry-wolf person, but this is bad,” Craig said. “I’ve never seen anything so destructive as these wolves.” Timberlake said it’s very possible that wolves are changing the way elk behave, “making them a little more wild,” and stopping them from congregating in large groups, making them harder to hunt. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
“Wolves get the short end of the stick,” he said.
THE WOLF ISSUE Addressing the factors that have led to the decline has been a challenge. Fish and Game ended all harvesting of elk without antlers (the young and cows) in the Lolo Zone several years ago and has continually cut the number of elk tags. But when it comes to addressing habitat concerns, things aren’t as straightforward, due in part to the patchwork of government land management agencies and private owners that control the area, as well as the sheer scope of the landscape. “The habitat manipulations that would need to take place are absolutely enormous,” Rachael said, adding the department just doesn’t have the capacity to implement them.
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“The only factor left out is reducing the primary source of mortality by wolves.” Understanding the best way to do that means having a clear picture of wolf activity in the area, but at this point, researchers can only give an educated guess as to just how many wolves are in the Lolo area. Fish and Game conducts ﬁxed-wing ﬂights over the area every two weeks to track radiocollared wolves, but only a few animals have collars and the rugged terrain makes them hard to ﬁnd without technological help. According to Fish and Game, only 142 wolves carry radio collars in Idaho. Efforts to collar more wolves were stymied after a helicopter crash during a collaring outing, but Crenshaw said the department intends to continue with the collaring effort as soon as the “paperwork is done.” “It really concerns me that we can’t get a
handle [on wolf numbers],” Craig said. “How do you manage something when you don’t know how many there are? “If they don’t do something this year, immediately, right now, I’m putting the red ﬂag out right now: It’s going to be over for us, not just as a business, but as a hunter.” Reducing the number of wolves in the state has been one Fish and Game’s more controversial tasks. When the state took over management of the species after it was removed from the Endangered Species List in early 2009, Idaho ofﬁcials announced the intention for a limited wolf hunt. Despite lawsuits ﬁled in federal court by conservation groups to try to force the relisting of wolves, Idaho opened its ﬁrst wolf season in the fall of 2009. While many conservation groups feared the hunt would mean the wholesale slaughter of
wolves, the reality has played out much differently. At the end of the wolf hunt on March 31, the statewide quota of 220 wolves was not reached. Despite lengthening the season through the end of March, a total of 188 wolves were taken. “At best, we stopped [population] growth,” Rachael said. “That’s a long way from a reduction.” Seven of the state’s 12 wolf hunting zones closed before the end of March because limits had been reached. In the Lolo Zone, 13 of 27 wolves were taken, while in the Sawtooth Zone, 49 of 55 wolves were taken. In the Dworshak-Elk City Zone, which borders the Lolo Zone to the west, the limit of 18 wolves was reached, although only 27 of 30 wolves were taken in the Panhandle area to the north. The state killed an additional 138
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A wolf near Lowman begins to wake up after being ﬁtted with a radio collar by Idaho Fish and Game biologists.
wolves because of livestock depredation or other conﬂicts. Ofﬁcials estimate that there are roughly the same number of wolves in Idaho now as there were a year ago, with an estimated minimum of 843 animals compared to an estimated minimum of 856 wolves in 2008. The main reason: Wolves reproduce at a rate of roughly 30 to 40 percent per year. According to the state wolf management plan, the wolf population goal is roughly 520. The plan was approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service before turning species management over to the states. It lays out the groundwork for maintaining the wolf population at set levels, as well as dealing with conﬂicts. Timberlake said hunting is a legitimate tool to keep populations in check, but Defenders of Wildlife and other conservation groups feel that a hunting season is premature and with wolves under state control, their numbers will drop to unacceptable levels. That idea is the core of the most recent lawsuit against the government trying to force the relisting of wolves. As of press time, the federal court had yet to make a ruling. “We’re not against hunting because we’re an anti-hunting organization,” Timberlake said. “We think that wolves should have federal protection. Any hunt at this time is wrong. Not that it can’t be part of a management plan in the future, but a management plan based on science, not politics.” Many conservation groups have stated not only their dislike for the hunting season in general, but for the fact that the season lasts into the spring, which they feel could put pregnant and lactating females, as well as pups, in danger. “They’re claiming that they’re going to treat wolves like other big game species and other carnivores, but having a seven-monthlong season where you can kill pups and pregnant mothers ... they don’t do that with other species,” Timberlake said. Rachael counters with studies that show the earliest a litter has ever been born is in early April, after the end of the season. Regardless, wolves are a reality that Fish and Game and Idahoans will have to deal with. “Wolves are here, wolves are continuing
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to impact livestock and deer and elk populations,” Rachael said. “Our intent is to remain engaged. Now, there’s nothing to do but plan on a season ahead and see how things work out in the court case.” Rachael said hunting wolves has not been enough to reduce pressure on elk in the Lolo area, but the department is moving forward with plans for another hunting season, although the 2010-2011 season limits won’t be set until August. “The reality is, we’re a bit limited on what we can do to help that elk population,” Rachael said. “Down the road, if we cannot see a positive impact from hunting, we will have to seek out other measures.” Simonds points to other reported elk declines in the Middle Fork and Sawtooth areas, where there are also high densities of wolves. “The anecdotal evidence is as obvious as the potential outcome,” he said. “We’ve got too many wolves,” Simonds said. “At this point in the ball game, additional action on the part of the state is what’s going to be needed going forward.” Craig said he knows the wolves aren’t going anywhere. “They’re there and we have to deal with them, and deal with them correctly. But nothing’s being done. They’re so concerned about being sued, they’ve been doing it politically correct and not worrying about businesses,” he said. “It’s a slap in the face.”
LIFE WITH FEWER ELK The social implications of fewer elk are very personal for those living where the annual inﬂux of hunters plays a major role in the economy. In recent years, a combination of fewer elk hunting tags and fear among hunters that more wolves mean there are no elk has led to major drops in the number of hunters. “Like any other rural Idaho small town where there’s a signiﬁcant reliance on outdoor recreation, when one sector of the economy goes in the tank, there’s a spin off effect,” Simonds said. Fish and Game sold roughly 14,000 fewer tags in 2009 than in 2008. The math of that reduction adds up to some pretty big losses, considering that a resident hunting license WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
costs $12.75 and an out-of-state license costs $154.75. Then, hunters must purchase an elk tag, which runs $30.75 for Idaho residents and $416.75 for out-of-state tags. But the ďŹ nancial effects go further. Hunters drop some serious cash for travel, food and lodging, often in small communities. While individual reasons for not hunting are many, Rachael said a department survey showed that high prices for out-of-state tags and the real or perceived impacts of wolves are the top reasons cited. Elk tags in the Lolo area have been capped at no more than 1,600, but that limit hasnâ€™t been pushed in recent years, Crenshaw said. Only about 50 percent of the 1,008 residenthunter tags were used last year, only 35 percent of the allotted 236 outďŹ tter tags were bought and all of the 356 non-resident tags where purchased, he said, adding that while the non-resident numbers look good, hunters can purchase leftover outďŹ tter tags, but there has been no demand for that recently. To address the declining elk numbers, the Fish and Game Commission recently enacted further cuts to the number of tags in the Lolo area, cutting archery-season elk tags by 6.5 percent and ďŹ rearm tags by 14 percent. Some worry that those cuts could mean the end to more than one small outďŹ tter business. â€œWeâ€™re talking about small businesses that were small to begin with, [and now] thereâ€™s a deep question of whether theyâ€™ll be able to continue to operate in the area,â€? Simonds said. â€œThere is a number of our outďŹ tters whose primary concern is being able to pass on their heritage to their sons and daughters, and thatâ€™s becoming almost a ďŹ gment of our imaginations at this point.â€? Craig is a long way from throwing in the towel, but he does worry about passing his business to his son. â€œWeâ€™re ďŹ ghters. No oneâ€™s going to close up shop,â€? he said. â€œWeâ€™re going to try everything we can to survive this.â€? But Craig added that he doubts the elk numbers will ever increase to past levels. Others living in the affected areas are feeling the pinch as well. Dennis Harper, public affairs chairman with the OroďŹ no Chamber of Commerce, said hunters bring in several million dollars to the community each year, much needed revenue in an area suffering roughly 20 percent unemployment. â€œTake a few million out of the economy, then the impact becomes huge,â€? he said. A 30-year resident of the area and an avid hunter, Harper said heâ€™s witnessed the reduction of game and the loss of quality habitat, and that he personally feels there are too many wolves in the area. He stresses that heâ€™s not a fanatic, just frustrated. â€œThe bottom line is that itâ€™s a very serious situation and, unfortunately, weâ€™re dancing on politically correct rather than doing what needs to be done to ensure a quality of life in Idaho,â€? he said. While Harper said Fish and Game is taking action, he feels the department isnâ€™t moving fast enough. â€œSomeone needs to take it seriously, and it canâ€™t be a warm, fuzzy approach.â€? He calls the court battles a nightmare. â€œUnfortunately, everyone needs to sit down at a table and use some common sense,â€? he said. â€œWeâ€™re stuck in the middle and weâ€™re paying the price economically and in quality of life.â€? While Craig said he, too, hates the WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
litigation that has come with wolves, it might be the next step for outďŹ tters and hunters. â€œItâ€™s the last thing you want to do, but it has to be considered because itâ€™s going to put us out of business and push everyone out of the woods. We can have both, and we can do ďŹ ne with that, but itâ€™s pretty one-sided right now.â€? While some believed the loss in elk tag sales would be offset by wolf tag sales, Simonds said the additional $186 for an out-of-state wolf tag is prohibitive for many huntersâ€”a resident wolf tag costs $11.50. Last year, the state sold 25,744 resident wolf tags and 684 non-resident tags. Craig said of the 120 to 130 clients he guided last year, none bought a wolf tag, and he had only two or three inquiries about wolf hunts. That issue was addressed by Idaho House Bill 463, which was signed by Gov. C.L. â€œButchâ€? Otter on March 25. The bill allows the Fish and Game Commission to basically bundle a non-resident elk or deer tag with a bear, wolf or mountain lion tag, allowing a hunter to kill one of the predators on the tag during an open season. According to the billâ€™s ďŹ scal impact statement, the change is anticipated to increase adult non-resident tag sales by at least 5 percent, adding an extra $336,900 to Fish and Gameâ€™s revenue.
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Supporters on both sides of the issue use the term â€œnatural balance,â€? but for many, thatâ€™s an impossibly nebulous term. Timberlake points to recent studies from Yellowstone National Park, showing habitat improvement due to wolves reducing elk numbers and forcing herds to move more, helping overgrazing. This habitat improvement helps an array of other species as the effects trickle down. â€œEverything is reshufďŹ‚ing,â€? he said of the reintroduction of wolves. â€œIdaho is a very, very big state ... Thereâ€™s plenty of game for both the carnivores and for the hunters.â€? â€œThe truth is, there are all sorts of ways you can balance,â€? Rachael said. â€œEventually, yes, we would like to reach some sort of balance over time, but itâ€™s not likely to be the balance acceptable or desirable for those folks that, for the last 100 years, looked at deer and elk as a food source. â€œWe could manage for a much larger number of deer and elk, but that would be a larger number of wolves to go with it,â€? he said. â€œWeâ€™re so far removed from a natural human-unaffected landscape thatâ€™s itâ€™s just not realistic. Weâ€™re trying to balance the desires of an enormously diverse group of people. Some want that semblance of the Wild, Wild West, and those with more of a utilitarian-based background ... the social demands are enormous.â€? The idea of balance is one Craig said he understands, but added that as things stand, wolves arenâ€™t in balance. â€œItâ€™s not something that you can just ignore,â€? he said. Even with the substantial decline in the Lolo elk, Rachael said itâ€™s not an elk apocalypse. â€œPopulations are not going to disappear,â€? he said. â€œIs it reasonable to expect those to fully recover? No. But theyâ€™re not going to disappear.â€?
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Birds of a feather powwow together.
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NATIVE AMERICAN GALA AND POWWOW
WE ART WOMEN (AND MEN, TOO, THIS YEAR)
“When people hear the term ‘Native American,’ they think of beads and feathers,” said Tai Simpson, president of the Intertribal Native Council at Boise State. That stereotype spawned the title of the upcoming gala in celebration of Native American art and culture Beyond Beads and Feathers. The gala on Thursday, April 8, features a silent auction, ﬁne dining and entertainment from Native artists. According to Simpson, the community at large beneﬁts from a gala by having an opportunity to interact with Native Americans in the Treasure Valley and throughout Idaho. “It’s not a political discussion or protest of any kind,” Simpson added. Proceeds from the event go toward covering expenses related to the 17th annual Seven Arrows powwow, which takes place on Saturday, April 10, and Sunday, April 11, at Taco Bell Arena. The Powwow will bring together traditional craft vendors, storytelling and vibrant demonstrations of Native American culture. The powwow is $5 for adults and free for Boise State students, kids and seniors. Bring a non-perishable food donation for the Native American Coalition of Boise food bank and receive a discount on admission. Gala: Thursday, April 8, 6-9 p.m., $35 per pair/$20 per person, Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St., 208-381-0483, RSVP required through e-mail email@example.com. Powwow: Saturday, April 10, 10 a.m., grand entry at noon and 7 p.m.; Sunday, April 11, 10 a.m., grand entry at noon, $5 adults, FREE students, children and seniors, Taco Bell Arena, 1910 University Drive, 208-426-1900, intertribalnativecouncil.zoomshare.com.
For an annual event to be successful year after year, it has to hit that sweet spot between meeting attendees’ expectations and evolving. We Art Women seems to have changed more during the last couple of years than in all its early years—when it was called the Celebration of Women in the Arts—combined. The venue has changed, the process of choosing the participating visual artists has changed and even the price of admission changed. And all for the better. This year’s We Art Women event, which beneﬁts the Women and Children’s Alliance, will be held at the Visual Arts Collective. “We held it at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Center last year, and that space just wasn’t big enough,” said Rocci Johnson, owner of Humpin’ Hannah’s, where the event was held for years. And this year, instead of accepting every piece submitted, the WAW board tapped Sue Latta to jury the work. Nearly 200 pieces were submitted and Latta had to winnow that number down to 32 hanging pieces and 14 3D pieces. It was a tough job and one she took quite seriously. “Especially with a show this disparate,” Latta said. “It was a hard task to narrow it down.” With help from VAC owner Sam Stimpert, Latta also curated the show. “To look at the show,” Latta said, “I think it looks pretty good.” Which is great, since this year, instead of being able to see the art for one night only, it will hang at VAC through Friday, May 28. Also new this year in the silent auction are four “exquisite corpses” by artists Marianne Konvalinka, Zella Bardsley, Pam McKnight, Susan Moore and Nancy Panganiban. Konvalinka said that even though they all work in different mediums—for example, Bardsley works in metal and Konvalinka works in masonite—collaborating with other female artists was an incredible experience. “We each worked on each piece for an hour,” Konvalinka said. “We all work differently, but the fun of it was seeing what they looked like at the end.” Yet another new element of this year’s WAW is the Venus Project. Rocci Johnson asked local media personalities to design a plastic or a paper torso, which will be up for auction as well. Participants include KBOI Channel 2’s Natalie Hurst, The Idaho Statesman’s Dana Oland; Mix 106’s Kate McGwire, Lite 108’s Robin Scott, KTVB Channel 7’s Maggie O’Mara, Boise Weekly’s own Amy Atkins and Johnson herself, along with another big change this year: men. KIVI Channel 6’s Scott Dorval and 103.3 Kiss FM’s Keke Luv are also participating in the project. With the silent auctions, art sales and $25 admission at the door last year, WAW made $15,000 for the WCA. Although the suggested donation is less this year at $15, they expect more people to be able to attend so organizers don’t expect to see a drop in proceeds. In fact, they should see more: 100 percent of the silent auction and limited rafﬂe proceeds as well as 20 percent of sales from Thursday night will go to WCA, as will the portion of their commission that VAC is donating on artwork sold throughout the month. The silent auction art is available for bidding now at weartwomen.org. 6-9 p.m., $15 strongly suggested, tax-deductible donation. VAC, 3638 Osage St., 208-4248297, visualartscollective.com. For more information, visit weartwomen.org.
WEDNESDAYSATURDAY APRIL 7-10 theater NAMASTE MAN OPENING WEEKEND Most yoga-philes are familiar with the term “namaste” as the parting word they mutter to their instructor as they waddle out of a particularly
strenuous class. In Nepal, the term is used much more casually to mean both “hi” and “bye”—essentially it’s the Nepali version of “’sup” or “aloha.” The greeting also comprises half of the title of Andrew Weems’ autobiographical one-man play Namaste Man. The play premiered at the Intiman Theatre in Seattle and features Weems acting out various experiences and characters he encountered as a child in South Korea,
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Zambia and Nepal and as an adult in New York City. Whether he’s recounting the tale of bumping into a charred corpse while ﬂoating down a holy river as a kid, or mimicking his U.S. State Department dad and Sinatra-loving Bostonian mom, Weems prods audiences to consider exactly what “home” means and where it’s located. Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson praised the one-man play, saying, “there is much to appreciate,
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BEAT COACH PETE
KING KHAN AND THE SHRINES
Boise State Bronco football coach Chris Petersen—or Coach Pete—had one hell of an ego-inﬂating year. Not only did the Broncos manage to ﬁnish their second consecutive season undefeated, but they also took the taco glory against fellow unbeaten rivals Texas Christian University at the 2010 Fiesta Bowl. Though a bunch of 200-pound Texans couldn’t take Coach Pete down, hundreds of sprightly runners will get the chance. Now in its third year, the Beat Coach Pete scholarship run challenges local runners to complete a 5K race before the coach can. Last year, Peterson’s time was 25 minutes and 52 seconds, and during the last two consecutive years, exactly 322 people have been able to claim they beat Coach Pete. “Racers will ﬁnish and we’ve got two T-shirts, one that says, ‘I Beat Pete,’ for everyone that does beat Pete,” said Heather Carlson, Boise State campus recreation promotion coordinator. “And then we have one for anybody who does not beat Pete that says, ‘I’ll Beat Pete Next Year.’” The race begins at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 10, at the Boise State Student Recreation Center and continues along the Greenbelt, ﬁnishing at Bronco Stadium. After the race, a party featuring musician Nate Fowler and a number of food and retail vendors will rage on the Smurf Turf. But that’s not all. “We also have an autograph party with the Boise State football team, and I think it will end up being one of the only places people will be able to get autographs this year,” said Carlson. “They’ll only sign a Beat Pete race number or T-shirt.” For each person who beats Coach Pete, he has promised to donate $5 to the Boise State General Scholarship Fund. Last year, including Petersen’s $5,000 donation, the race raised $18,000 for the scholarship fund. Not too shabby, Coach. Race at 9:30 a.m. Early registration is $10 Boise State students, $20 other registrants. $15 Boise State students, $30 other registrants. Family pricing is $50, which includes one to two adults and up to three children younger than 18, Boise State Student Recreation Center, 1515 University Drive, 208-4261131, rec.boisestate.edu/beatpete. to marvel and laugh at, with Weems as our winningly befuddled, highly observant and rigorously candid guide.” Previews Wednesday, April 7-Friday, April 9, 8 p.m.; Opening night Saturday, April 10, 8 p.m.; $12-$32, Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., 208-331-9224. Visit bctheater.org for other dates and times.
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SATURDAY APRIL 10 music RX BANDITS The last time we checked in with the RX Bandits was circa 1999 in Austin, Texas— right after the then-third-wave ska/punk band re-released
Fronted by Berlin-dweller Arish “King” Khan, King Khan and the Shrines is a group of ’60s garage rock revivalists, soul-junkies and dirty punks. Often compared to acts like Screamin’ Jay Hawkins or Sun Ra, the Shrines is comprised of “Bamboorella, Gogo Queen of the Underworld; Ben Ra, space sax; Big Fred Roller Coaster, big sax, Till Timm, T’n’T; Fredovitch, orgasm; Riddiman, bass; John Boy Adonis, skins; Ron Streeter, percussions; Simon Wojan, trumpet and guitar; and last but not least Hondo Swilley, gay blade.” Whew. In 1999, Khan formed the Kukamonga Death Cult, which consists of members of his old band The Spaceshits and Toronto’s the Deadly Snakes. The Kukamongas soon grew to include Vice labelmate Jared Swilley of the Black Lips, among others. In an interview with Pitchfork—after encouraging the Pitchfork Music Festival audience to set thousands of dollar bills on ﬁre during the song “Welfare Bread”—Khan explained the Kukamongas in the following way: “That’s the secret of the whole Kukamonga Death Cult: I dress up like a homeless person wherever I tour, because it’s anti-sexual. When I tour, I’m neither homosexual or heterosexual—I’m hobo-sexual. So that basically opens yourself up to anything at all—you could have sex with a piece of cheese and it would be totally natural.” Get it? Us neither. But if you want to participate in what promises to be a sweaty rock-n-roll throwdown with plenty of larger-than-life stage antics, then don’t miss this show. With The Fresh & Onlys, 8 p.m., $14 adv., $16 door, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., 208-343-0886, neurolux.com.
the album Halfway Between Here and There on Drive Thru Records. Lead singer Matt Embree, seemingly tanked, ﬁnished the band’s set supine, using a trombone as an air guitar on Emo’s ﬁlthy carpeted stage. Imagine our surprise, then, to learn that—11 years later—the RX Bandits are still alive and air guitar-ing. On their newest release, Mandala, they decided to ditch the horns. Though the Bandits have experimented with numerous members and genres over the years, Mandala ﬁnds the group pared down to a quartet consisting of Embree,
A few years back, the Prestige logo lurked in skateparks, riding the backs of punks young and old on the half-pipe. Then the blocky letters began showing up in alley cat races, darting through intersections and dodging near misses in trafﬁc. But recently, the cult of the Prestige hoodie has gained members from well beyond the skateboard shop’s groupies. “It always trips me out when I run into someone I don’t know wearing one,” said Prestige Skateboards owner Paul Whitworth. “But people are stoked on them, they like to support us and we’re ﬂattered.” Whitworth said he and co-owner Greg Goulet are not planning world hoodie domination, but they do have a mission: to avoid what they call the McU’s sweatshirt situation. Back in Whitworth’s high school days, everyone was sporting the exact same McU’s logo. Goulet and Whitworth dig the roving billboard effect of merch, but they make a serious effort to switch things up. They constantly tweak their logo to crePRESTIGE ate new designs and they order 106 S. 11th St. different hoodies in small quan208-424-6824 tities from different suppliers. prestigeskateboards.com Most recently, Prestige stocked soft hoodies in dark blue with two birds on the front left. The Phillies, Red Sox and Pirates baseball-themed series have been the most popular. A price tag in the neighborhood of $45 will secure your membership with a brand new hoodie, but if you’re broke (or looking for a “vintage” Prestige design), Whitworth has some advice: check the Neurolux lost and found. —Rachael Daigle
Steve Choi, Joseph Troy and Christopher Tsagakis. On the song, “Hope Is A Butterﬂy, No Net Its Captor,” Embree channels a Thom York-ish wail, singing “It’s a virus / of silence,” before breaking into a fast-paced, vintage RX Bandits refrain of “Are you livin’ the life that you dreamed for now?” Live the dream with the Bandits, The Builders and The Butchers, Zechs Marquise and 3rd to Last at an all-ages show at the Venue on Saturday, April 10. 7 p.m., $13 adv., $15 door, 521 W. Broad St., 208919-0011, boisevenue.com.
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8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY APRIL 7 Festivals and Events LIQUID FORUM—Monthly forum showcasing a different local non proﬁt each month with a silent auction and local music. 5-7:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-287-5379, www. liquidboise.com.
On Stage MINERVA JAYNE’S SAINTS AND SINNERS—Glitzy performances of lip-syncing stardom. 8-10 p.m. $2. Sin, 1124 W. Front St., Boise, 208-342-3375, www.sinboise.com.
Literature BOISE NONFICTION WRITERS, SPEAKER SERIES—Author and pilot Clay Morgan on the process of writing creative nonﬁction. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE, www. sageecosci.com/Writers.html. Rediscovered Bookshop, 7079 Overland Road, Boise, 208-376-4229. READINGS AND CONVERSATIONS 2009-2010—Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Michael Chabon. 7:30 p.m. $22-$28 general, $12 students, www. thecabinidaho.org. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454.
Talks and Lectures GIRLS IN TECH—Red Sky PR joins Girls in Tech Boise to provide the ins and outs of social media. Noon-1 p.m. FREE. Boise Water Cooler, 1401 W. Idaho, Boise.
Workshops and Classes
METAMORPHOSES—Metamorphoses is presented as a series of vignettes, each one showcasing a different ancient presence. Based on classic Ovid tales, expect to see characters such as Midas, Alcyone, Eros and more. 7 p.m. $9-$15. Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, 208-4263980, theatre.boisestate.edu.
PRACTICE AQUI—Spice up your bilingual aptitude during this weekly gathering. Designed for ages 13 and older. Attendees should have an understanding of English and Spanish. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2940, www.gardencity. lili.org.
NUNSENSE—Five nuns, plenty of plot twists and a whole lot of laughing. Show at 7 p.m. $13.50-$16.50. kedproductions. org. Knock ’Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-385-0021.
Food and Drink CONSERVATION VOTERS OF IDAHO FIFTH ANNIVERSARY PARTY—Fifth anniversary and inaugural Green Tie Cocktail Party, celebrating CVI’s commitment to environmentally oriented political action in Idaho. 6 p.m. $35. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111, www. thelinenbuilding.com.
Screen INVICTUS—Special screening of Invictus, the Clint Eastwood directed story of Nelson Mandella and South Africa’s victory in the Rugby World Cup. Starring Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman. Free popcorn and soda. 7 p.m. FREE for students. $1 Gen Ad. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise, sub.boisestate.edu. K2: THE ASCENT OF THE SAVAGE MOUNTAIN—Showing of a documentary about climbing K2, one of the world’s most dangerous mountains. 7 p.m. $12. Idaho Mountain Touring, 1310 Main St., Boise, 208-336-3854, www.idahomountaintouring.com.
WE ART WOMEN! WOMEN CREATING ART—Art opening featuring local female artists with live music and a no-host bar. All proceeds beneﬁt the WCA Crisis Center. 6-9 p.m. $15 donation. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, www.visualartscollective.com.
Odds and Ends BIRDS OF PREY MEETING—For more information, contact Dave Lyon at 208-861-9131 or e-mail DJALyon@aol.com. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE. Kuna Senior Center, 299 Avenue B, Kuna. TEAM TRIVIA NIGHT—8 p.m. FREE. Bad Irish, 199 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-338-8939, www. badirish.com.
FRIDAY APRIL 9 On Stage THE ALL-ITALIAN PROGRAM— Hear Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, choreographed by ballet master Alex Ossadnik, Stravinsky’s
Sports and Fitness TRICYCLE RACES—The disclaimer at the beginning of Jackass was about exactly this sort of thing, which is why it’s awesome. 10 p.m. FREE. The Lobby, 760 W. Main St., Boise, 208-991-2183.
THURSDAY APRIL 8 Festivals and Events BEYOND BEADS AND FEATHERS—Native American artists, silent auction, dinner and entertainment in the Rose Room. See Picks, Page 18. 5:30 p.m. $35. Boise State Student Union Building, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-INFO, union.boisestate.edu.
Dude Howdy by Steve Klamm was the 1st place winner in the 8th Annual Boise Weekly Bad Cartoon Contest.
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8 DAYS OUT Pulcinella (a Venetian comic adventure based on the drawings of Domenico Tiepolo) and a new ballet choreographed to Mendelssohn’s lush Italian Symphony by artistic director Peter Anastos. 8 p.m. $20-$50. 208-343-0556, Ext. 26, www.balletidaho.org. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise. METAMORPHOSES—See Thursday. 7:30 p.m. $9-$15. Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-3980, theatre. boisestate.edu. NUNSENSE—See Thursday. Dinner at 6:15 p.m. Dinner must be ordered one day in advance. Show at 7:50 p.m. $18.50$37.50. kedproductions.org. Knock ’Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-385-0021. TWELVE ANGRY MEN—The deﬁnitive jury room drama. 8 p.m., $11 adult, $9 senior and student. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, www.boiselittletheater.org.
Literature PUBLIC LIBRARY SPRING BOOK SALE—Paperbacks 50 cents, hardbacks $1. Half price on Sunday. 9 a.m. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4200, www. boisepubliclibrary.org.
Sports and Fitness XFS 11 KILLER INSTINCT—Boise Burn captain Levi Madarieta will defend his CCF Heavyweight World Title against undefeated Jeff Wright. 7 p.m. $10. Qwest Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-424-2200 or Box ofﬁce 208-331-8497, www. qwestarenaidaho.com.
Odds and Ends BOISE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY—7-9 p.m. FREE, www. boiseastro.org. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-343-9895.
SATURDAY APRIL 10 Festivals and Events 17TH ANNUAL BOISE STATE SEVEN ARROWS POWWOW— Boise State students free. Discount with donations for the food bank. Free parking. Noon. $5. Taco Bell Arena, 1910 University Dr., Boise, 208-426-1900, www. tacobellarena.com.
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AMATEUR DRAG COMPETITION—6:30 p.m. $2. Boise State Student Union Hatch Ballroom, Boise State, Boise.
On Stage THE ALL-ITALIAN PROGRAM— See Friday. 2 p.m. 208-343-0556, Ext. 26, www.balletidaho.org. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise. IMPROVOLUTION—Live improv comedy group with over 30 years of theatrical and comedic experience at the Stage Coach Theater. 8 p.m. $10. Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-342-2000, www.stagecoachtheatre.com. METAMORPHOSES—See Thursday. 7:30 p.m. $9-$15. Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-3980, theatre. boisestate.edu. NUNSENSE—See Thursday. Show at 7:50 p.m. $18.50-$37.50. kedproductions.org. Knock ’Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-385-0021. kedproductions.org.
Workshops and Classes AWESOME OWLS—Raptor biologist and Deer Flat Refuge environmental educator Katie McVey will share her knowledge and love for the birds in two presentations. One at 10:15 a.m. and one at 12:15 p.m. FREE. Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise, 208-514-3755, www.cityofboise. org/parks/foothills.
Literature PUBLIC LIBRARY SPRING BOOK SALE—Paperbacks 50 cents, hardbacks $1. Half price on Sunday. 9 a.m. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4200, www. boisepubliclibrary.org.
SUNDAY APRIL 11 Festivals and Events 17TH ANNUAL BOISE STATE SEVEN ARROWS POW WOW— See Saturday. Noon. $5. Taco Bell Arena, 1910 University Dr. (Boise State campus, Boise, 208-426-1900, www.tacobellarena.com.
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On Stage THE ALL-ITALIAN PROGRAM— See Friday. 2 p.m. 208-3430556, Ext. 26, www.balletidaho. org. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise. METAMORPHOSES—See Thursday. 2 p.m. $9-$15. Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-3980, theatre. boisestate.edu.
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ARTISTS AT THE DEPOT—Art on display. Tours of the depot. Noon-4 p.m. FREE. Boise Train Depot, 2603 Eastover Terrace, Boise.
THE YARN CLUB—A place for all the knitters and crocheters to get together and chat. 1 p.m. FREE. Fuzz, 605 Americana Blvd., Boise, 208-343-3899, www.fuzzspin.com.
BALLISTIC BEER PONG—10 p.m. Bad Irish, 199 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-338-8939, www. badirish.com.
Literature PUBLIC LIBRARY SPRING BOOK SALE—Paperbacks 50 cents, hardbacks $1. Half price on Sunday. 9 a.m. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4200, www. boisepubliclibrary.org.
Sports and Fitness BIG BUN BLACK DOG WALK—Group dog walk to raise awareness of “Black Dog Syndrome,” the phenomena discovered by shelter workers that dogs with black coats are adopted at far lower rates, making them more frequent victims of euthanasia. Shelters and rescue groups will be onhand with dogs and puppies available for adoption. Non-black dogs are requested to wear something black in solidarity. 1 p.m. FREE. The Ram, 709 E. Park Blvd., Boise, 208-345-2929, www.theram. com.
MONDAY APRIL 12 Literature LIBRARY BOOK SALE—Friends of N.L. Terteling Library are sponsoring a book sale with a ﬁne selection of books many in shrink wrap and excellent condition. Open to the public. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. College of Idaho, 2112 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, 208-459-5011, www.collegeoﬁdaho.edu.
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TUESDAY APRIL 13 Workshops and Classes DO-IT-YOURSELF PROGRAMS—April 13: Organic Gardening. Have you always wanted to create your very own garden of goodness? Perfect. Join local gardeners for tips on gardening. 7 p.m. FREE. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, www. boisepubliclibrary.org.
Literature LIBRARY BOOK SALE—Open to the public 9 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. College of Idaho, 2112 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, 208-4595011, www.collegeoﬁdaho.edu. POETRY READING—Sign up at 6:30 p.m. and start waxing poetic at 7 p.m. For more information, e-mail ScottBerge@ live.com. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Alia’s Coffeehouse, 908 W. Main St., Boise, 208-338-1299.
Talks and Lectures BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES—Idaho’s First Interstate Highway: The Mullan Road presented by Keith Petersen. $5 adults. Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-3342120, www.idahohistory.net/ museum.html.
SOCRATES CAFE—Bring a burning question and the discussion begins. For more information, e-mail email@example.com. 7-8:45 p.m. FREE. Papa Joe’s Coffee Shop, 1301 S. Capitol Blvd.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 14 On Stage MINERVA JAYNE’S SAINTS AND SINNERS—See April 7. 810 p.m. $2. Sin, 1124 W. Front St., Boise, 208-342-3375, www. sinboise.com.
Literature DROP-IN WRITING WORKSHOP—Writers of all levels can create and share work in a friendly, informal atmosphere. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208331-8000, www.thecabinidaho. org. LIBRARY BOOK SALE—9 a.m.4 p.m. FREE. College of Idaho, 2112 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, 208-459-5011, www.collegeoﬁdaho.edu. THE WRITE TO TELL THE TALE—Meet to share writing in a supportive and helpful atmosphere. 7-9 p.m. FREE, Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise. www.sageecosci.com/ Writers.html.
Odds and Ends BOISE UKULELE GROUP—All levels, beginning to advanced, welcome with no age limit and no membership fees. All that’s needed is a willingness to learn and play ukulele music. For more information, visit the Web site. 6:30 p.m. FREE, Meadow Lakes Village Senior Center, 650 Arbor Circle, Meridian. www.boiseukulelegroup.com.
Calls to Artists ART AND ROSES—Local Idaho artists living within 125 road miles of Boise are invited to apply for a space in “Art & Roses”, a one day sale, Sunday, June 6, in Julia Davis Park. This annual event is sponsored by the Idaho Centennial Art Group and the Boise Dept. of Parks and Rec. The sale is ﬁne art only. No crafts. For information and an application, call Susan Kirsch at 208-938-5741.
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Bachelorette explores technology on My Electric Family
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TARA MORGAN Caught in a swirl of electronic loops and bleeps, Annabel Alpers’ breathy robotic voice sings the soundtrack to a Soma holiday. While many of her lyrics probe the role of technology in modern life—“You stay in your room / On the computer / Observing strangers / Ignoring those around you”— it’s her druggy, layered pop melodies that leave the lasting impression. Alpers, the sole member of New Zealand band Bachelorette, describes her dreamy laptop-engineered pop on Myspace as “Bachelorette took too many mushrooms and fell in love with a computer.” But for a girl so weary of technology, Brass Band. The result is an 11-song electroshe’s got quite a soft spot for it. pop album that resonates with a grounded, “I really love [technology] because the organic quality—part Lali Puna and part thing is, before computers came along and Broadcast, combined with the sunniness of The multi-track recording on computers became Shins and the cool vocals of Nico. The New accessible, I wasn’t in a position where I could York Times likened her songs to “girl groups, actually get my ideas down musically,” Alpers said. “I played in a band but I found it frustrat- the Beatles, electro, Abba and Minimalism; they often start simply and spiral outward like ing because I couldn’t actually play the music cotton candy in the making.” that I wanted to make because I had these “Generally, my approach to recording and ideas, and in order to get them across, I had to writing the songs is that I start off with an try and get other people to play them.” idea, whether that’s a melody or a line on a To make sure Alpers’ ﬁrst full-length album, Isolation Loops, wasn’t swayed by out- keyboard or something, then I write the song side inﬂuence, she scurried off alone to an old as I record it and construct it as I record it. I never really have a ﬁnished song in my head family owned cottage near the ocean. There before I record it,” Alpers said. “Perhaps she dove head-ﬁrst into her musical whimsy, that makes it organic because I think that spending weeks recording various sounds the production is an intrinsic part of the and arranging her multi-layered tracks. And songwriting.” while Isolation Loops, as the title suggests, That openness to experimentation is likely beneﬁtted greatly from an underlying sense a product of Alpers’ academic background. of loneliness, her second release, My Electric While studying in the University of Auckland’s Family, necessitated, well, a family. post-graduate music studies “With My Electric Family, program, Alpers was pushed I tried to do the same thing as With Beach House, Friday, to create music without utilizwith Isolation Loops, and I April 9, $12 adv., $14 door. ing traditional structures. She ended up staying in a holiday NEUROLUX discovered that she couldn’t house outside the city ... But 111 N. 11th St. force a song to sound a this time around, it didn’t 208-343-0886 certain way, but instead had really suit me to work on my neurolux.com to follow the tune wherever it own. I felt like I needed input meandered. from some other musicians “My approach to the sounds is just tryin order to stay interested in working on the ing to do what I think the material wants album,” Alpers said. rather than trying to insert a structure on the Alpers gathered a number of musicians to material,” she explained. And while Alpers contribute, including Tom Watson on guitar, deﬁnitely employs pop structures, on songs like Andrew Bain on bass, Lee Prebble on lap the sprouting-of-spring opener “Instructions steel and Dino Karlis and Craig Terris on for Insomniacs,” she knows the right moments drums. For the gloriously exuberant “Dream to stray from the well-worn path. Sequence,” Alpers even mixed in samples she “In my music now, I totally use verses and recorded of the Royal New Zealand Air Force WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
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choruses and a lot of traditional structures but it was good to have to pull that to one side at university and try to experiment as much as possible,” she said. Another traditional structure Bachelorette plays with is gender roles. Though she’s hesitant to label herself a feminist, in the upbeat dance song “Her Rotating Head,” Alpers indicts gender discrimination and negative female body image, singing, “She’s programmed to say / objectify me / degrade and revile me.” In the video for the song, a mannequin dressed in a vintage blouse pulls off her face to reveal the robot lurking beneath. “With rock music or pop music, it’s traditionally a male domain, and I think for a long time I’ve always wanted to prove that that’s not the case … I don’t like it when society tells you what you can and can’t do because of your gender,” she explained. “I think that computers are even great for that—opening up expression from all areas and allowing people’s opinions to be heard.” For Alpers, it seems, technology acts as both an isolating and unifying force. It leads her to seek solitude in a beach cottage to express her creativity, yet it also acts as a vehicle for her to expose those creations to the greater public. While songs like the robotic “Technology Boy” present a dystopian view of the modern world: “Technology boy attempts to live his life as a machine / But then his humanless experience is utilitarian resentment,” other tracks, like the album’s endpiece “Little Bird Tell Lies,” lean in to whisper, “It’s all OK,” amid a shower of ethereal “ba ba ba’s” and “bum bum bum’s.” Ultimately, if you can set this lyrical ambiguity aside and let yourself trip out on Alpers’ superior pop song-crafting, our Brave New World won’t seem so scary, after all.
Forty-one-year-old, Carolina-born musician Rob Paper seemed to come to Boise out of nowhere. But for the past two decades, he had made a living making music—he was even sponsored by Hard Rock Cafe—and, for the last few years, he had been living in the Virgin Islands. Then last year, he received word that he needed to come to Boise to care for his almost 7-year-old son, Taj, who suffers from cerebral palsy and requires around-the-clock care. The move, coupled with the hardship of caring for a sick child, left Paper and his son nearly destitute and living at the Boise Rescue Mission. But Paper’s dire straits didn’t dampen his desire to do the one thing that he knew he could do well: play guitar and sing. So he entered last year’s Boise’s Got Talent competition held at Donnie Mac’s. In his soft Southern accent, Paper explained that he didn’t join the music competition to make a splash on the local scene ... he really just needed the prize money. “Someone told me that [Boise’s Got Talent] had a $500 prize,” Paper said, chuckling. On the night when the handful of ﬁnalists would be decided, Paper was on the roster of performers, but missed his time slot. The audience, gathered on the Donnie Mac’s patio, was informed that Paper’s son had been rushed to the hospital, but as soon as his son was out of immediate danger, Paper would be there. And he was. He borrowed a guitar and, as the last performer of the night, he ﬁlled the night air with his emotive strumming, sweet voice and a sound that mixes his Southern upbringing, his time in the islands, his love of jazz and his inherent understanding of what a good pop/rock song should be. Paper’s charisma, determination and talent ultimately earned him the title of winner of the Boise’s Got Talent competition, netting him the prize money and some recording time at Audiolab with Steve Fulton. He now has a regular gig at Reef on Mondays. “I had given up my music career to come here and take care of Taj full time, and it has been really, really nice to jump back into this,” Paper said. On Friday, April 9, Paper will play the Linen Building in a beneﬁt to help him raise money to offset some of Taj’s medical bills, as well as celebrate Taj’s seventh birthday. Paper will be joined by local musicians Dan Costello, Travis McDaniel, Jamie Vink, Lexi Neal and Aaron Atkins (who refers to this reporter as Aunt Amy). The show is all ages, starts at 7 p.m. and admission is $7. —Amy Atkins
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CASEY RUSSEL—6 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe
FRIM FRAM 4—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
FABULOUS FLOYD STANTON—6 p.m. FREE. Cafe Oledowntown
HOCKEY—With The Constellations and The Postelles. 8 p.m. $10. Neurolux
JEREMIAH JAMES GANG—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
KEVIN KIRK, STEVE EATON & PHIL GAROZNIK—7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
GENTLE ROWSER—9:30 p.m. FREE. Piazza Di Vino
SATURDAY APRIL 10
LIONIZE—9 p.m. FREE. Reef
JEREMIAH JAMES GANG—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
A TASTY JAMM—8:30 p.m. FREE. Ha’ Penny
JOHN CAZAN—5 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel
BILLY ZERA, AWA AND SONY DISC—7:30 p.m. Mai Thai-Eagle
JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—8 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s
THE BUCKSHOT BAND—9 p.m. Shorty’s
JIM FISHWILD—6 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow Brewhouse
ELEPHANT REVIVAL, APRIL 9-10, KNITTING FACTORY AND REEF
Friday, April 9, opening for Yonder Mountain String Band, 7:30 p.m., $20-$34.50, Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St., bo.knittingfactory.com; Saturday, April 10, 9:45 p.m., $5, Reef, 105 S. Sixth St., reefboise.com.
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JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid KEN HARRIS—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill KEVIN KIRK, JON HYNEMAN AND PHIL GARONZIK—7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers PATRICIA FOLKNER—7 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel REBECCA SCOTT—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m. FREE. Hannah’s THE RUBY SUNS—With Toro Y Moi and The Invasion. 8 p.m. $10. Flying M Coffeegarage THE TIX—9 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club TRAVIS MCDANIEL—6 p.m. FREE. Lulu’s WISEBIRD—9 p.m. FREE. Reef
REBECCA SCOTT TRIO—9 p.m. FREE. Sin THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club THREE BAND THROWDOWN— With Blue Aces, P36 and King Cotton. 9 p.m. FREE. Liquid
FRIDAY APRIL 9 AUDIO MOONSHINE—9:30 p.m. $5. Reef BEACH HOUSE—With Bachelorette and Dj Noah. See Listen Here, Page 24. 8 p.m. $14. Neurolux DAVID MARR—7 p.m. FREE. Cole/Marr EQUALEYES—9 p.m. $2. Liquid
Equaleyes ERICA WERRY—With Hillfolk Noir. 10 p.m. FREE. Bittercreek
KEN HARRIS AND RICO WEISMAN—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill KEVIN KIRK, SALLY TIBBS, JOHN JONES, JON HYNEMAN, MIKE SEIFRIT—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers QUARTERTONS—10 p.m. $3. Grainey’s Basement REBECCA SCOTT—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub
YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND—With Elephant Revival, see Listen Here, this page. 8 p.m. $20. Knitting Factory
DAN COSTELLO—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub ELEPHANT REVIVAL—See Listen Here, this page. 9:30 p.m. $5. Reef ERIC GRAE—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill JOHN TESH—8 p.m. $60. Morrison Center
ROB PAPER ACOUSTIC JAM—See Noise News, Page 23. 7 p.m. $7. The Linen Building
The name Elephant Revival may sound like a witch doctor’s work on a pachyderm, but it actually belongs to a Colorado folk quintet whose banjo, mandolin, ﬁddle and washboard mingle with guitar and bass to deﬁne a sound that weaves Scottish/ Celtic music with indie rock and traditional ballads. Lead vocalist Bonnie Paine’s voice echoes a weary Sarah McLachlan and evokes images of sun-soaked summer afternoons in the South and contrasts nicely with bassist Dango Rose’s Fred Schneider-esque vocals, Sage Cook’s gravelly soul and Daniel Rodriguez’s Jack Johnson purr. The group also has a soft spot for the environment. They tour in a 1989 International School Bus powered by vegetable oil, which was Cook’s brainchild. —Jennifer Spencer
TERRY JONES—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
WEDNESDAY APRIL 7
ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m. $5. Hannah’s SIX CENTS—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye
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JEREMIAH JAMES GANG—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
FUEGOGO!—9:30 p.m. FREE. Terrapin Station
PAT FOLKNER—7:30 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel
BEN BURDICK, BILL LILES— Noon. FREE. Grape Escape
JEREMIAH JAMES AND NED EVETT—8 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel
REVOLT REVOLT—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid
Rocci Johnson Band JONATHAN WARREN AND THE
THOMAS PAUL—11 a.m. FREE. Red Feather
BILLY GOATS—With Corn Mash. 10 p.m. The Bouquet
THE SIDEMEN—6 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
KEVIN KIRK AND SALLY TIBBS—7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers KING KHAN AND THE SHRINES—With The Fresh and Onlys and DJ Bodie. See Picks, Page 18. 8 p.m. $14. Neurolux QUARTERTONS—10 p.m. $3. Grainey’s Basement ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m. $5. Hannah’s THE RX BANDITS—With The Builders and The Butchers, Zechs Marquise, 3rd to Last 7:30 p.m. $13 adv., $15 door. The Venue THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. $5. The Buffalo Club SHINY SHOE BOB—9 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s SLEEVE OF WIZARD—9 p.m. FREE. The Plank. SPINDLEBOMB—9 p.m., $2, Liquid TAUGE & FAULKNER—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
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WEDNESDAY APRIL 14
CHUCK SMITH—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
ALL HANDS GO—10 p.m. FREE. Grainy’s Basement
PUNK MONDAY—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid
BARBARA LAING—6 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe
THOMAS PAUL—7:30 p.m. FREE. Red Feather
THE GROWLERS—With Le Fleur. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux
OPEN MICS—Wed: Donnie Mac’s, The Plank. Tue: Grainey’s. Thu: O’MIchaels. Fri: Rembrandt’s. Sun: Bouquet. Mon: Terrapin Station, Pengilly’s, Library Coffeehouse. DJS—Mon: Bad Irish, Balcony. Tue: Balcony. Wed: Bad Irish, Balcony. Thu: Balcony. Fri: Bad Irish, Balcony. Sat: Balcony, Dirty Little Roddy’s, Terrapin Station. KARAOKE—Wed: 44 Club, SIN. Thu: 44 Club, Hannah’s, The Plank, Shorty’s. Fri: 44 Club. Sat: 44 Club. Sun: 44 Club, Bad Irish, Balcony, Liquid. Mon: 44 Club. Tues: 44 Club, Shorty’s. For the week’s complete schedule of music listings, visit boiseweekly.com.
TUESDAY APRIL 13 ACOUSTAHOLICS—7 p.m. O’Michael’s
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BEACH HOUSE, APRIL 9, NEUROLUX Baltimore dream-pop duo Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand of Beach House make music so visual it’s impossible to pluck its creators from the mental movie they’ve scored. Their ﬁrst two releases spawned the soundtrack to a lonely, late-summer afternoon, conjuring up images of pretty things draped on vintage couches, suspended in a thick haze of indifference. But after creating this ghostly atmosphere, Beach House decided they were ready for something new. Something louder. The band’s new release, Teen Dream, retains their twinkling guitars and echoing atmosphere, but ratchets up the pop. Legrand’s vocals pierce the background fog like a lighthouse set to the thump of a kickdrum. The bite-your-cheek break-up ballad “10 Mile Stereo” builds until it shimmers out into a thrashing mess of beats and cymbals. Beach House has left wet footprints in the sand and set sail on more turbulent, but equally beautiful waters. —Tara Morgan
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VERTICAL VILLAIN Why use an assassin when you’ve got an Alp? JEREMIAH ROBERT WIERENGA The Eiger Sanction was a 1975 thriller directed by and starring Clint Eastwood as a contract killer assigned to bump off an Alpine expedition member. It’s a plan that seemed almost superﬂuous considering the 5,900foot nearly vertical Eiger north face, site of 64 climber deaths since 1935, is nicknamed “the Murder Wall.” A ﬁctionalized account of one early attempt to summit Eiger is told in the new German ﬁlm North Face, which Andi (Florian Lukas) and Toni (Benno Furmann) are afraid if they turn around and actually see the cliff face, depicts a disastrous 1936 climb. they won’t be able to go through with the climb. Andi (Florian Lukas) and Toni (Benno Furmann) are lackluster privates in the story, nor detracts from the inherently thrillnations encamp, each determined to crest Nazi Army, frequently missing military ing tale of man vs. mountain. Screenwriter the snowy citadel ﬁrst. As Toni and Andi set curfew due to extended bouldering and Christoph Silber (Goodbye, Lenin!) doesn’t off, they are insistently tailed by a two-man climbing excursions. When a party-pleasing oversell these emotional elements, using Austrian outﬁt, but unpredictable weather newspaper editor (Ulrich Tukur) decides them to color and shape these characters in shifts and frequent avalanches band the four to adopt the two as poster boys for Geran otherwise fairly straightforward story. together as they struggle to survive the viman vitality, he sends young photographer While pacing the ﬁlm with almost aggressive cious vertical elements. Luise (Johanna Wokalek) to convince the reserve, director Philipp Stolzl’s use of a clasWhile based on true events, North Face is childhood friends to scale the Eiger, a feat sically inspired score—provided by comﬁctional, with the addition of a leading lady calculated to demonstrate the prowess of poser Christian Kolonovits—and cinematogand augmented antagonism from the AusAryan athletes in the months leading up to trian team. As Tukur’s rapher Kolja Brandt’s eye for sweeping snowy the Berlin Olympics. vistas share the drama of the story without character explains Luise, born in the NORTH FACE (NR) showy vocal exposition. midway through same Bavarian village Directed by Phillip Stolzl With or without this emotional embroithe ﬁlm, we’ll never as the boys, is caught dery, North Face is an exciting ﬁlm. It’s the understand the exact between her exciteStarring Florian Lukas, Benno Furmann, type of ﬂick that makes you view your own drama of a mounment at getting a big Johanna Wokalek neighboring mountains differently, each taineering misadvenstory and her worry Now playing at The Flicks incline an invitation, every crag a caution. ture. But historically for Toni, the man While featuring fanciful pieces that strike speaking, we know with whom she shares falsely in only a few places, the story of the real Andi and Toni set out as a four-man an unspoken attraction. The Swiss town four men scaling a behemoth in a blizzard of Grindelwald, situated at the foot of Eiger’s expedition. And we can thoroughly discount is a thrilling, sensational tale told with skill any on-site romance. But none of these narimposing north face, becomes the site of a and respect. press-fueled fury as climbing teams from four rative embellishments particularly harms the
SCREEN/LISTINGS special screening INVICTUS—Clint Eastwood directs the story of Nelson Mandela and South Africa’s victory in the Rugby World Cup. Starring Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman. Free popcorn and soda. Thursday, April 8, 7 p.m., FREE for students. $1 general. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Dr., sub. boisestate.edu.
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sive restaurant. They quickly discover the Tripplehorns (James Franco and Mila Kunis) are a pair of thieves who the mob are after. (PG-13)
LETTERS TO GOD—Religious propaganda meets sappy drama when a child sick with cancer writes letters to God, and the poor schlub of a mailman unable to deliver them, decides to get personally involved, which ultimately renews his faith. (PG) Edwards 22
AVATAR—(PG-13) Edwards 22
THE RUNAWAYS—Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning star as Joan Jett and Cherie Curie, the founding members of all-girl rock pioneers, The Runaways. If you like rock biopics and overly made up jailbait tarts in short shorts, this ﬁlm is for you. (R)
ALICE IN WONDERLAND— (PG) Edwards 22
THE BOUNTY HUNTER— (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 CHLOE—When Catherine suspects her husband is cheating on her, she hires prostitute Chloe to put her hubby to the test. Mayhem, naturally, ensues. (R) Edwards 22 CLASH OF THE TITANS— Avatar’s Sam Worthington takes on the remake of the 1981 cheese fest as Perseus, a warrior who leads an army into forbidden worlds to
THE GHOST WRITER— Pierce Brosnan stars as former British Prime Minister Adam Lang and war criminal. When “The Ghost” (Ewan McGregor) signs on to ﬁnish Lang’s memoirs, he becomes embroiled in a CIA scandal. (PG-13) Flicks, Edwards 22
stop Hades (Ralph Fiennes) from usurping power from Perseus’ father, Zeus (Liam Neeson). (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 CRAZY HEART—Jeff Bridges stars as Blake, a 57-year old alcoholic country singer. When Blake meets young journalist Jean Craddock (Maggie Gyllenhaal), he resolves to turn his life around. (R) Flicks DIARY OF A WIMPY KID— Middle school is hell. Such is the experience of Greg (Zachary Gordon) and his band of nerdish pals as they trudge their way through seventh grade. Based on the book by Jeff Kinney, Greg tells his story through his journal and drawings. (PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 22
GREEN ZONE—Weapons of mass destruction are out there and Chief Warrant Ofﬁcer Roy Miller (Matt Damon) and his team are sent to track them down. However, at each site they visit, they come up empty handed. Could the government be using this ploy to cover up something even more terrifying? (R) Edwards 22
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SCREEN/LISTINGS GREENBERG—While reveling in a life of laziness, Greenberg (Ben Stiller) encounters his brother’s assistant, Florence (Greta Gerwig). The two form a connection over their selfinﬂicted purposeless existence. (R) Flicks HOT TUB TIME MACHINE—After a night of booze-ﬁlled madness, Adam (John Cusack), Lou (Rob Corddry), Nick (Craig Robinson from The Ofﬁce) and Jacob (Clark Duke) wake up back in 1986, courtesy of a magic hot tub. Rather than ﬁght their fate, they decide instead to relive their glory days. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON—Gerard Butler and America Ferrera lend their vocal talents to this adaptation of Cressida Cowell’s children’s book about dragon domestication. To prove his manhood, the son of a Viking chief must capture a ﬁre-breathing reptile. (PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 22, Edwards IMAX THE LAST SONG—Miley Cyrus stars as Ronnie, a rebellious teen who, along with her younger brother, goes to live with their estranged father (Greg Kinnear) for the summer where she meets a handsome beach bum and falls in love during her summer in Georgia. (PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 THE LAST STATION—This movie focuses on the end of Russian author Leo Tolstoy’s life when he and his wife Sofya (Helen Mirren) are at odds over whether Leo’s considerable fortune from Anna Karenina and War and Peace will go to the Russian people or the couple’s many children. (R) Flicks NORTH FACE—This ﬁlm focuses on two climbers from Berchtesgaden, Hitler’s home town, who disagree with Nazi rule, and their 1936 attempt to summit the Eiger north face. German with English subtitles. See review, Page 28. (NR) Flicks PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF—(PG) Edwards 22 REMEMBER ME—Robert Pattinson portrays Tyler, a rebel New Yorker who struggles to maintain a tense relationship with his successful father (Pierce Brosnan). (PG-13) Edwards 22 REPO MEN—Jude Law stars as Lemy, a repo man for an artiﬁcial organ manufacturer. When an accident causes Lemy to receive a new heart he can’t afford, his boss, Frank (Liev Schreiber), sends Lemy’s best friend and partner Jake (Forest Whitaker) to do the dirty deed of repossession. (R) Edwards 22 SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE— When Molly (Alice Eve), a beautiful and successful woman, falls in love with Kirk (Jay Baruchel), neither Kirk nor his bewildered friends can believe his luck. Can he make this odd pairing work? (R) Edwards 22
SCREEN/MOVIE TIMES WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7- TUESDAY, APRIL 13 ALICE IN WONDERLAND— Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:15, 4:20, 7:15, 9:45 Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:50 a.m., 12:55, 2:40, 3:45, 5:15, 6:30, 7:45, 9 ALICE IN WONDERLAND, DIGITAL 3D— AVATAR—
Edwards 22: W-Th: 9:45 a.m.
Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:20 a.m., 3:05, 6:35, 9:55
Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:45, 4:35, 7:45, 10:30 Edwards 22: W-Th: 11 a.m., 1:45, 4:15, 6:55, 9:25
Edwards 22: W-Th: 10:25
THE CLASH OF THE TITANS—
Edwards 9: W-Th: 1, 1:20, 4, 4:30, 7:05, 7:30, 9:55, 10:25 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12, 12:30, 1, 2:30, 3, 3:40, 5, 5:30, 6:10, 7:30, 8:10, 8:50, 10
THE CLASH OF THE TITANS 3D— Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:30 a.m., 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 CRAZY HEART—
Flicks: W-Th: 4:50, 9:15 F-Su: 12:30, 4:50, 9:15 M-Tu: 4:50, 9:15
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID— Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:55, 4:55, 7:55, 10:35 Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:35 a.m., 1:55, 4:10, 6:50, 9:10 THE GHOST WRITER—
Flicks: W-Th: 4:30, 7, 9:20; F-Su: 2, 4:30, 7, 9:20; M-Tu: 4:30, 7, 9:20 Edwards 22: W-Th: 3:25, 6:40, 9:35
Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:10, 2:55, 5:25, 8, 10:30
Flicks: W-Th: 5, 7:15, 9:25; F-Su: 12:40, 2:50, 5, 7:15, 9:25; M-Tu: 5, 7:15, 9:25
HOT TUB TIME MACHINE— Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:50, 4:50, 7:50, 10:15 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:15, 2:45, 4:55, 7:25, 10:10 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON—
Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:35, 4:45, 7:20, 9:40 Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:25 a.m., 1:05, 2:50, 3:50, 5:20, 6:25, 7:50, 8:55, 10:05
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON IMAX 3D— Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:45 a.m., 2:10, 4:45, 7:20 THE LAST SONG— Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:30, 4:15, 7:35, 10 Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:05 a.m., 12:20, 1:40, 3:10, 4:20, 5:35, 7:05, 8:05, 9:40, 10:35 THE LAST STATION—
Flicks: W-Th: 7:05; F-Su: 2:40 7:05; M-Tu: 7:05
THE NORTH FACE—
Flicks: W-Th: 4:40, 7:10, 9:35; F-Su: 1:40, 4:40, 7:10, 9:30; M-Tu: 4:40, 7:10, 9:35
TYLER PERRYS WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO— Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:10 a.m., 1:55, 4:40, 7:25, 10:10 PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF— Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:10am, 1:50, 4:40 REMEMBER ME— REPO MEN—
Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:35
Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:40 a.m., 2:25, 5:05, 7:40, 10:20
SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE— SHUTTER ISLAND—
Edwards 22: W-Th: 7:35, 10:15 Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:05, 4:05, 7, 10:10 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:50, 4, 7:15, 10:15
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SHUTTER ISLAND—(R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO?—A seemingly normal vacation in the Bahamas with four couples turns into a nightmare in the sequel to 2007’s Why Did I Get Married? (PG-13) Edwards 22
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T H E A T E R S Edwards 22 Boise, 208-377-1700, www.regmovies.com; Edwards 9 Boise, 208-338-3821, www.regmovies.com; The Egyptian Theater, 208-345-0454, www.egyptiantheatre.net; The Flicks, 208-342-4222, www.theﬂicksboise.com; FOR SECOND-RUN MOVIES: Northgate Cinema, Towne Square Reel, Country Club Reel, Nampa Reel, 208-377-2620, www.reeltheatre.com. Overland Park $1 Cinema, 208-377-3072, www.opcmovies.com. Movie times listed were correct as of press time. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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MAKING THE WORLD LESS BORING Crazed cross-India race draws young Boise team ANNE-MARIJE ROOK
When Jacob Black agreed to go on a twoweek, 2,000-mile rickshaw race across India, he had no idea what he was getting himself into. When BW met up with him mere days before his departure, it still hadn’t sunk in. “I’m just going with the ﬂow. Taking it to wherever it leads me,” Black said. The Rickshaw Run is a crazy ride, to say Taking the Indian byways with three-wheeled, two-stroke buggies builds character—if it doesn’t kill you ﬁrst. the least. The race invites participants into the heart of India, where 64 teams are traversers provide daily information regarding road ter] and pills to avoid malaria,” he said. “The ing paved and sand roads across jungle, arid best adventure about it is that I’ll learn a lot.” closures, advisories, danger zones and weather desert and windy coasts to get from Kochi, in forecasts, as well as medical aid. Black said the race has no strict rules. the southwest, to Gangtok, at the base of the Unlike most competitions, there is no There’s only point A and B—no checkpoint, Himalayas in the northeast. And all this in a grand champion in this race. In fact, the three-wheeled vehicle with a two-stroke engine no speciﬁc routes and no accommodations. Rickshaw Run is a charity event. The team You can go anywhere you want in India as that is as powerful as a lawn mower engine is responsible for raising at least 1,000 long as you arrive at Point B on Sunday, and can only reach a maximum speed of appounds ($1,529) for a charity of choice. April 11. proximately 30 mph. The auto-rickshaws, or Thus far, Team Shayu Productions has raised Accommodations are entirely the respontuk tuks, as they are called, haven’t changed 1,200 ($1,835) pounds for the Frank Water sibility of the participants; it’s up to them to since they were pioneered in 1957 and are Projects, which funds sustainable clean water decide to camp out, stay in luxury hotels or known to break down along the way. projects in developing countries. anything in between. The idea to participate in the race came While Dr. Goyal said that the event is a Participants do receive driving training and from Black’s old junior high school friends, good way to bring attention to charities, he classes on map-reading, safety and customs Alex Lindbloom and Oliver Deppert. Curﬁnds the rickshaw race to be “a waste of gas.” before the race. rently in Thailand getting their dive master In the past, races in India were held with The race doesn’t come without danger. Dr. certiﬁcations, Lindbloom and Deppert make bulls or elephants, Goyal said. Sudhir Goyal, an Indian native and adviser up Shayu Productions. Shayu means “shark” “It’s a very foreign thing—this auto race to the Boise State Indian Student Association, in Chinese, and they are preparing to shoot a they’re adopting. It’s not our culture,” he said. said they should be ready to encounter “all documentary on shark ﬁnning—the removal “You’re burning gas and adding to the the kinds of problems you can imagine in a and retention of shark ﬁns to be used for greenhouse gasses. I want people to have more developing country.” soups and other delicacies eaten primarily in Starting with the diverse climate. Dr. Goyal fun with nature and the environment and not China. They decided the Rickshaw Run would said temperatures will range from 50 to 100 F. burn resources in the process,” Goyal said. be just another adventure and an exceptional Well aware of the environmental impact of “They’ll encounter harsh temperatures way to see India. When their third teammate these auto-rickshaw rallies, the organization in the south, but in dropped out, they general, this is a good behind the race, Chennai Event Management called Black. For Team Shayu Productions the adventure time of the year to be Services, stated that it is working on ways to “I didn’t hear ofstarted on March 28. Follow their progress at reduce the event’s impact on the surroundtraveling,” he said. ﬁcially that I would boiseweekly.com, should they ﬁnd a hot spot. ing environment, offset carbon emission and A big concern, be going on this especially when camp- reduce pollution. race until last month The spring race is only one of several an[February],” Black said. At the time he was in ing, is safety, Dr. Goyal said. Having an Indian nual rickshaw races through India organized guard or guide would be a good idea. Nicaragua running a hostel bar. “You have to be very watchful, especially if by CEMS. The races vary in length and routes, Together, the three adventurers from Boise but all are aimed, as the Web site states, at you have cameras, laptops, etc. They can kill form Team Shayu Productions, one of 64 “ﬁghting to make the world less boring.” you even for those things,” he said. teams participating in this year’s spring race. Black’s ﬁrst Facebook update after the race Food and water is another issue. One They left Kochi March 28 and made it 60 km began sums it up nicely: “Wow, yesterday should stick with bottled water, Dr. Goyal before a team they were traveling with had was the 1st day on the road we made it 60 their ﬁrst rickshaw breakdown. One team had said, and food should be served hot. km before our friends that we are traveling “If it’s not hot, it means the bacteria is already crossed the ﬁnish line as BW went to with had there 1st run in with the wonders of there and you’re done,” he said. press. a rickshaw, Sunday is also a day that all the The probable breakdown of the rickshaw, Black said he had only talked to his teamstores and garages are closed so we couldn’t mates twice prior to departure. They told him however, shouldn’t be a problem, he said. get the parts that they needed until today........ “There are auto shops everywhere and where to meet and “to be prepared.” this is going to be a long trip ........ but the they’re easy to ﬁx,” Goyal said. What that entails, he was not so sure. scenery is beautiful and the people are so nice While the safety of the participants ulti“All I’m taking is a hiking backpack, a and helpful. 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BARKING SPIDER BASH—Trail runners and cross-country mountain bikers take to the trails. Runners start at 9 a.m. with a 6.5-mile trail run. Mountain bikers start at noon. Camping available. Race is Saturday, April 10. Information at wildrockiesracing.com. BEAT COACH PETE SCHOLARSHIP RUN—Nike, Boise State Campus Recreation and Shu’s Running Company are sponsoring a 3-mile fun run starting at campus, along the Greenbelt through Julia Davis and Ann Morrison parks and looping back around. See Picks, Page 19. Packet pick up is scheduled for Friday, April 9, from 4-8 p.m. and the run will be held on Saturday, April 10, at 9:30 a.m. Register online at rec. boisestate.edu/beatpete. Early registration: $10 Boise State students, $20 general; race day $15 students, $30 general. Family registration available for $50. BIG BUN BLACK DOG WALK—Group dog walk to raise awareness of “black dog syndrome,” the phenomena discovered by shelter workers that dogs with black coats are adopted at far lower rates, making them more frequent victims of euthanasia. Shelters and rescue groups will be on hand with dogs and puppies available for adoption. Non-black dogs are requested to wear something black in solidarity. Sunday, April 11, 1 p.m. FREE. The Ram, 709 E. Park Blvd., Boise, 208-3452929, www.theram.com. HOOFIN IT 5K—Head out to the backcountry for a beautiful 5K run to raise money for the American Blazer Horse Association. Register online at www.bluecirclesports.com. Packet pick up is scheduled for Friday, April 23, from noon-5 p.m. and the run is on Sunday, April 25, with the one-mile fun run/walk at 1 p.m., followed by the competitive 5K at 1:30 p.m. $20 for 5K, $15 for one mile, $5 late fee for entries received after Sunday, April 19. KNOBBY TIRES SERIES COYOTE CLASSIC—Beginners and pros are invited to this points race for the Wild Rockies series. The 8-mile course runs through sagebrush and creeks with varied elevation. Great for singlespeeds. Race is 3 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at Avimor. Information at knobbytireseries.com. SAWTOOTH RELAY—Get your team together for the 19th annual Sawtooth Relay, a 6-mile, six-person relay in which runners catch wind all the way from Stanley to Ketchum. Athletes ﬁnish up at Atkinson Park with a post-relay party featuring food, awards and live music. Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 14, and this year’s entries cap out at 300 teams. Visit www. sawtoothrelay.com for more. SUN VALLEY HALF MARATHON—Registration is now open for the Sun Valley Half Marathon. Race is scheduled for Saturday, June 5. $40. For registration information, visit www.sunvalleyhalfmarathon.com.
CALLING BIKERS AND WALKERS A nascent effort to unite cyclists and pedestrians across Idaho has gotten a major shot in the arm with a $20,000 startup grant from the Alliance for Biking and Walking. The Idaho Pedestrian and Bicycle Alliance was hatched at last year’s Community Bicycle Congress at Boise State, according to George Knight, who convened the Congress and serves as treasurer for the IPBA. “We have an interest in getting useful information into the hands of legislators and policymakers,” Knight said. The group has been quietly building its membership since the fall of 2009, but the matching grant from the alliance will allow them to hire a director and convene a second statewide meeting. Jeff Miller, president and CEO of the national “people powered” transportation group, said the IPBA received one of about 20 grants in 16 states—they’ve handed out $384,000 in the past two years. But he said they got requests for some $2 million in grants and praised the IPBA, citing a commitment to rural areas as well. The IPBA brings together cycling groups from across Idaho as well as pedestrian advocates. “I actually am a pedestrian advocate, I tend to push for walkability,” said IPBA president Molly O’Reilly. “Walkability is really key to livable cities, as is being able to bicycle.” O’Reilly is from Sandpoint, but pointed to street signs in Boise as a potential pedestrian issue for the group. The signs are designed for big trucks, not walkers, she said, noting they only face oncoming trafﬁc and are mounted high. The board also includes directors from Moscow, Coeur d’Alene and Victor. Knight, a philosophy professor at Boise State, said it makes sense to combine cycling and walking issues. “The logic has to do with the way federal legislation tends to get written and the way that the Idaho Transportation Department organizes itself. ITD has a bike-ped coordinator, the federal transportation authorizations tend to treat projects for pedestrians and bicyclists under the same authority,” he said. IPBA is an Idaho nonproﬁt and has applied for federal taxexempt status. Its goals include advocating for infrastructure improvements to help walkers and bikers, educating motorists, cyclists and pedestrians about Idaho laws, and making Idaho a League of American Bicyclists Top 10 Bike Friendly States within ﬁve years. The Web site idahopedbike.org has more information about the group’s mission and a membership form. —Nathaniel Hoffman
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FOOD/NEWS REVIEWS/FOOD On one plate then the other ... BW sends two critics to one restaurant.
LAU RIE PEARMAN
With growing Vietnamese options in Boise, Dong Khanh certainly In high school, I’d frequently slip off campus to a tiny Vietnamese has staying power. It’s the kind of Asian restaurant that seems like pho spot for lunch. With my waning desire to eat meat came a dwinit has been around forever. The kind of place that adheres closely to dling patience for ordering “just fries and a Coke” with my pals at the post-Vietnam War standard for American Asian cuisine in which burger joints. Those days, a plate of tofu spring rolls was the closest sauces are thick and sweet, soups are salty and thin, and dishes are thing to a veggie meal that I could ﬁnd in suburban Texas. Though named for generals and colors. non-meat options have greatly expanded since then, I still associate But it also offers a valid form of American comfort food. It’s the Vietnamese restaurants with vegetarian-friendly grub. kind of place where you might grow up eating on Saturday nights as Dong Khanh, the sleepy little strip-mall Vietnamese joint on a kid and then take your kids to eat there 20 years later and order the Broadway, is not one of those spots. A quick scan of the 26 specials same thing. And at Dong Khanh, some of the dishes are pleasantly on the lunch menu, revealed only one veggie dish among an array surprising, and the waitstaff, which appears to be thoroughly nonof Chinese staples like Mongolian beef ($7.50) and sweet and sour Asian, are surprispork ($6.95). ingly knowledgeable. Most of the soups On a recent lunch and appetizers—like date, my wife and the cha gio ($7.50), I ordered a bun bo deep-fried pork soup ($8.25) and spring rolls, or the bun bo xao lunch banh xeo ($9.25), a special ($7.50) rice ﬂour crepe with that our waitress shrimp, pork and described as a “bowl bean sprouts—also of love.” contained meat. The lettuce in Luckily, my lunch Vietnamese food date and I spotted still surprises me, the tofu goi cuon and on the bun bo ($7.95): fresh spring xao it was thorrolls. oughly hidden Over time, I’ve beneath a big pile come to judge of noodles, spicy spring rolls on the beef and chopped three S’s: structure, peanuts. You have snap and sauce. A to penetrate all the proper roll should layers to get the be wrapped tightly full effect, the ﬁve enough to handle senses of the dish: frequent plunges into wet crunch, slurp, a bath of thick sauce DONG KHANH burn, chew and dry without spilling its 111 Broadway, No. 139 crunch. I’m sure there is a more poetic way Vietnaminnards. A superior roll also needs the right amount of 208-345-0980 ese chefs would put it. snap—cabbage, carrots, cilantro, mint, green onions, Open Mon.-Fri., Unfortunately, the soups at Dong do not achieve as bean sprouts—to balance the rubbery chew of the wrap11 a.m.-3 p.m., 4:30-10 p.m.; Sat. noon-10 p.m.; multilayered an approach. The bun bo soup was clear per. Finally, a winning roll requires a peanut sauce that closed Sun. and spicy, but a simple broth. The sliced beef was dry strikes the right salty/sweet/vinegary balance. While and the basil, chili peppers and lime were missing. Don Khanh’s spring rolls passed the structure test, Same for the pho ($8.25), which tasted like a basic they failed on both the snap and the sauce fronts. The beef broth and was missing some of the traditional ﬁxings. rolls were disappointingly bland—with only tofu, noodles and green The goi at Dong ($7.95), a salad-like appetizer, achieves some of leaf lettuce—and the accompanying salty black bean sauce didn’t add the complexity it should have, but the chicken was bland and the anything memorable. My lunch date and I pushed the rolls aside to nuoc cham, a sweet vinegary ﬁsh sauce-based dressing was tasty save room for our entrees—the mo shu shrimp ($10.25) and the spicy but too sweet and not ﬁshy enough. The house special, pan fried kung pao tofu ($8.75)—which we ordered off the dinner menu. noodles ($9.95), had a unique, earthy ﬂavor and plenty of meat The mo shu shrimp, our server explained, was a pile of shredded and vegetables mixed in, but I’d shy away from any of the Chinese- vegetables—carrots, bean sprouts, mushrooms, onions—with bits inﬂuenced dishes on the menu from about No. 55 on down. We of shrimp and egg that you scoop into crepe-like pancakes. Though had the tofu with mixed vegetables ($8.50) and while it came with the mo shu was doused in a salty, all-too-familiar Chinese stir fry big chunks of tofu that are fun to cut with chopsticks, nothing resauce that leaked out the sides of the pan-crepe, it was nonetheless ally stood out. an enjoyable mess. The kung pao tofu was also satisfying—triangles Dong Khanh was a 19th century emperor of Vietnam who was of crispy, not-too-spongey fried tofu that poked out from a mound of propped up by the French in order to take away legitimacy from his broccoli, water chestnuts and mushrooms in a thick, spicy glaze. brother, who headed up a revolt against the French, according to As we ﬁlled four to-go boxes with leftovers, my date and I agreed Wikipedia, at least. You never know the lineage that might connect that Dong Khanh doesn’t really serve Vietnamese food, but rather Boise’s Dong Khanh to Imperial Vietnam, but this town is ready for old-school Americanized Asian fare. And while I’m sure a number of a revolution in Asian food. With some freshening up of the menu, non-meat eaters have savored the joint’s well-prepared tofu over the Dong Khanh could step it up for the next generation of diners. years, Dong Khanh just can’t compete with Boise’s better vegetarian menus and newer, more authentic Vietnamese spots. —Nathaniel Hoffman would be mad, too, if his brother became titular head of an occupied colonial regime, if he had a brother. —Tara Morgan is (spring) rolling with the homies. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
What’s behind door No.2? Jeffrey’s Next Door.
BROADWAY’S NEWEST IS NO DIVE ON THE INSIDE Declaring that you’ve discovered the best chicken strips in town is like claiming that in a ﬁght to the death, you know for a fact that a liger could take a tigon every day of the week and twice on Sunday. Not only does no one really care but it’s all the same, right? After all, ligers are tigons are ligers and all chicken strips are the same frozen, breaded and fried formula. Arguing that one joint’s version is superior to another’s is almost silly, but here goes ... Just north of the intersection of Boise and Broadway avenues is a gritty little onestop-errand complex with a laundromat, a car wash, a smoky bar and a dive restaurant. The routine has been: put clothes in the washer, wash car, put clothes in the dryer, drink beer until clothes folding time. The dive restaurant, which used to serve grub that was questionably Chinese and questionably food, was to be avoided under all circumstances. But times change. The Broadway Bar’s formerly rough and tumble crowd has given way to a jocular college crowd and Lim’s Chinese Restaurant has been replaced. In January, Jeffrey’s Next Door—now on the BW Card—opened in its place, serving “homestyle food,” which includes a burger (hand formed), a teri chicken sand (with ginger aioli), mini meatballs (hand rolled) and a ribeye (hand cut). And the best chicken strips in town, which are hand-dipped in pepperheavy ﬂour and fried but only after a stint in a buttermilk marinade. Standing on Broadway Avenue in front of the bar/restaurant/laundromat building you are faced with two uninviting, scuffed up blue doors: left to the lounge, right to the restaurant. This is by no means a food review, but I will say that it is now safe to enter the door on the right. On the other side of that door, a pleasant surprise waits. The space has been scrubbed clean, nicely decorated and revamped into a respite from the busy thoroughfare outside. Ligers and tigons and chicken strips, oh my. 1716 Broadway Ave., 208-336-3334. If you’re getting to this edition of BW late in the week, which is early in BW’s week, you might be able to make the Life’s Kitchen class on Thursday, April 8, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Life’s Kitchen will use alllocal ingredients to put together a smattering of appetizers. Learn to make gravlax, meatballs, quiche and tortas using ﬁxins you’ll ﬁnd at Boise’s Capital City Public Market and at Boise Co-op. Class is $50 per person. Call 208-331-0199 for information or a reservation or visit lifeskitchen.org. —Rachael Daigle
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FOOD/DINING Garden City 3 GIRLS & JOE GOURMET ON THE GO—Along with fair trade organic coffees from Eagle Coffee Roasting, the place serves a soup du jour like Spectacular Split Pea, Zesty Minestrone and Asian Hot and Sour, along with specialty sandwiches served on focaccia made in house. Order crisp gourmet green salads and pastas or breads and rolls made fresh in the 3 Girls Bakery. Desserts include their signature cookies, bars and cakes. The catering side also offers corporate breakfast or breaks and getaway menus featuring Mediterranean, Asian, Tuscan and Sicilian fare. 305 E. 37th St., Garden City, 208-3369225. $ OM . EL GALLO GIRO—The authentic Mexican restaurant named after a white rooster has appetizers, salads and big ‘ol burritos plus famous tacos and tortas. Seafood orders come with oysters, shrimp and octopus. The ﬁsh tacos are fantastic but the real draw are the sizzling fajitas and any other house specialty. 5285 Glenwood St., Boise, 208-321-0355. $-$$ SU OM. JOE’S CRAB SHACK—The beach-inspired atmosphere of the beach is closer than you think at Joe’s. The menu features seafood, such as a bucket of shrimp, garlic mussels and crab nachos along with salads, burgers and sandwiches, steaks, chicken and pastas. Joe’s offers a wide variety of drinks to wash all the oceaninspired fare. The patio is a bonus with a view overlooking the Boise River and customers won’t be bothered by seagulls looking for a free meal. 2288 N. Garden St., Garden City, OM. 208-336-9370. $-$$ THE RANCH CLUB—Menu features from hot and cold sandwiches to salads and prime rib dinners. Prime rib served on Friday and Saturday nights. 3544 Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-343-7447. $ SU, OM. STAGECOACH INN—This Boise institution has been in the same space, with the same decor and the same menu for 45 years. If it ain’t broke, don’t ﬁx it. And make sure you try the prawns. 3132 Chinden Blvd., Garden City, . 208-342-4161. $$-$$$
State BURGER ’N BREW—A Boise favorite whose name says it all: burgers and beer. 4295 W. State St., 208-345-7700. $-$$ SU. BUZZ CAFE—Coffee, lunch and breakfast early in the day. Wine tastings and music aplenty at night. 2999 N. Lakeharbor Lane, SU, 208-344-4321. $-$$ .
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CORONA VILLAGE—Gut-busting burritos, incredible chips and Dos Equis on tap make the Village stand out among Boise’s family style Mexican restaurants. 4334 W. State St., 208-3389707. $-$$ .
MADHUBAN—A daily lunch buffet and a huge menu including all the favorites. You’re gonna love the curry. A great place for vegetarians. 6930 W. State St., 208-853-8215. $-$$ SU OM.
DUTCH GOOSE—Homemade ﬁnger steaks, fresh steamed clams, soup, sandwiches and great hot wings. They also serve up over 17 beers. 3515 W. State St., 208-342-8887. $-$$ SU.
MERRITT’S COUNTRY CAFE—This 24-hour Boise mainstay is the place to land after a long night on the town. The “home of the scone” serves up grub that turns customers into regulars. 6630 W. State St., . 208-853-9982. $
FLYING PIE PIZZERIA— Boise’s longest-lived and most inventive pizzeria. They have their own beer (the impeccable Triple Pi Belgian-style ale), and pies to please even the pickiest eaters. 4320 W. State St., 208-384-0000. $ SU. THE GREEN CHILE—Southwestern cuisine in Boise with green and red chilis, chimichangas and chile rellenos. The menu also features burgers and salads right along side sopapaillas. 5616 W. State St., 208-853-0103. $-$$ . THE LIFT BAR AND GRILL—A neighborhood bar and grill boasting daily homemade soups and chili, Angus burgers, sandwiches, vegetarian options and an extensive variety of beers and wines to choose from. Bring your dog by to relax on the back patio. 4091 W. State St., SU. 208-342-3250.
PIZZALCHIK—PIZZa sALad and CHIcKen. Get it? Perfect robust salads, plus delicious original pizzas and whole chickens roasted in a 6,000-pound stone-hearth oven. Many toppings made in house. 7330 W. State St., 208-853-7757. SU . $-$$ WESTSIDE DRIVE-IN—From the mind of “Boise’s Best Chef,” Chef Lou, come some of the most scrumptious foods for dine-in, take-out or frozen to use when cooking is the last thing you want to do. 1939 W. State St., SU . 208-342-2957. $-$$
West Boise 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. $-$$ .
FOOD/RECENTLY REVIEWED BOMBAY GRILL 928 W. Main St., 208-345-7888, bombaygrillboise.net “What sizzled out of the kitchen 20 or so minutes later was a fragrant pile of Indian fajitas. A heap of caramelized onion slivers concealed a family of beastly pink shrimp dusted with an array of spices.” —Tara Morgan
COTTONWOOD GRILLE 913 W. River St., 208-333-9800, cottonwoodgrille.com “The texture was a bit of a surprise for someone versed in the ﬁner points of wiener schnitzel, but the strong ﬂavor of the elk, combined with the bite of the lemon and caper sauce, quickly won a new fan.” —Deanna Darr
CINCO DE MAYO 10386 Ustick Road, 208-377-7959, cincodemayoid.com “The dime-a-dozen Americanized Jaliscan fare, particularly on the lunch combo menu, did not match the heady feelings inspired by stepping into a restaurant to a herald of mariachi theme music.” —Nathaniel Hoffman
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DINING/FOOD CAFE OLE—Boise’s original Mexican restaurant has been serving for the last 28 years. 210 N. Milwaukee St., 208-322-0222. $$-$$$ SU OM. CHADDER’S—No freezer, no can opener, no nonsense burgers. Fresh-cut fries, thick-as-it-gets milkshakes and a menu that reads burger, burger, burger. 525 N. Milwaukee St., 208-378. 7003. $ SU OM FRESH OFF THE HOOK—Gourmet seafood in a casual setting. Try the Halibut bruschetta or coconut prawns. It’s the best place in town for fresh, inexpensive seafood. 507 N. Milwaukee Ave., 208-322-9224. $-$$ OM .
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. $$ SU.
GOODWOOD BARBECUE—Great barbecue, Texas-style, right in the middle of the Treasure Valley. With everything from ribs and brisket to chicken, Goodwood Continues to be a valley favorite with a family friendly atmosphere. 7849 W. Spectrum St., Boise, 208-658-7173. $-$$$$ OM 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. . $
NUT HOUSE—With 14 TVs showing all NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL games, Nut House is none other than a sports bar. Get lunch or dinner and believe it or not, Nut House claims to have Boise’s “ﬁnest nut menu.” 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., 208-3788273. $ 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. $ 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 W. Chinden Blvd. #F, 208-3781888. $ .
BARBERA Barbera is a proliﬁc grape variety found primarily in the Piemonte region of Italy. It is that country’s third most planted red vine, and though it ripens fairly late in the season, it retains a bright acidity that carries over into the wine. Medium in body with soft tannins, it is a very approachable variety, and that acidity makes it food friendly. It’s the perfect choice for a spring barbecue (just brush the snow off your grill). Two of the top wines tasted are from the Asti zone of Piemonte. The third, unexpectedly, is a local standout. 2001 LITINA BARBERA D’ASTI SUPERIOR, $14.99 Surprisingly fresh for a 5-year-old wine but with the complexity that only comes with time in the bottle. This wine is lithe and lovely on the nose, with a core of dark berry fruit and touches of black pepper, earth and anise. The rich and creamy red fruit ﬂavors are balanced by bright acidity with nuances of leather, spice, bittersweet chocolate, bacon and dried cherries. 2007 MICHELE CHIARLO BARBERA D’ASTI, SUPERIORE, LE ORME, $14.99 This wine features bright, brambly fruit on the nose with touches of herb anise and mocha. Elegantly structured on the palate, this, like most Italian wines, begs to be paired with food. The ﬂavors are straightforward, with tart cherry and crisp berry fruit up front, backed by a bracing hit of acidity. Drink it with a meal (beef, poultry, pasta) and it really shines. 2006 SNAKE RIVER BARBERA, $16.99 The beautiful dark cherry and lively blueberry aromas in this wine are colored by soft, sweet oak, vanilla and chocolate. This is a supple wine that opens with enticing red fruit ﬂavors that shift to blueberry and plum on the mid palate. There’s a nice kiss of oak and good acidity on the ﬁnish making it a real winner from this Idaho winery. —David Kirkpatrick WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
SOCKEYE GRILL AND BREWERY—Sockeye is the 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. 3019 Cole Road, 208-658-1533. SU. $-$$
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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): It would be a good week for you to perfect your ability to crow like a rooster. I also recommend that you practice your skill at leaping out of bed fully refreshed, with your imagination primed and ready to begin making creative moves. Other suggested exercises: being on the alert for what’s being born; holding a vision of the dawn in your heart throughout the day; and humorously strutting around like you own whatever place you’re in. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): I got a spam e-mail containing supposed wisdom from the Dalai Lama. “We spend more, but have less,” it said. “We have more conveniences, but less time; more experts, yet more problems.” I was suspicious. It seemed to contain too many pop platitudes to have been uttered by the Dalai Lama. I did some research and discovered that the passage was actually from pastor Bob Moorehead, who resigned from his Seattle church under a cloud of allegations about misconduct. I urge you to make similar investigations of the ostensible truths you receive this week. You may find discrepancies as major as the differences between the Dalai Lama and Bob Moorehead. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): A lifelong dream came true recently, and I didn’t even know it was a lifelong dream. My daughter called to discuss an essay she’d been assigned for her history of modern art class. She liked it, but there were some points she wanted to understand better, and she thought my input might help. The essay? The “Surrealistic Manifesto,” formulated in 1924 by the writer Andre Breton. Years ago, it was a crucial document in my own development as a poet. The opportunity to share its heady brew with my beloved child was blissful. I predict a similar event for you in the coming days: the fruition of a lifelong dream you didn’t even know you had. CANCER (June 21-July 22): It’s probably true for a lot of celebrities that their public personas are not accurate reflections of their private lives. One example is actress Megan Fox, who’s famous for being a sex goddess. But the fact is, she told Harper’s Bazaar magazine, she has only slept with two men in her life, and it makes her ill to contemplate having sex with someone she doesn’t love. While it may not bother her to have a reputation so different from her inner world, I wouldn’t say the same about you. I urge you to do what you can to create harmony between the version of yourself that you project and the version of yourself you actually live.
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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): In her poem “The Gift,” Chinese poet Shu Ting writes, “I dream the dream of a pond who lives not just to mirror the sky but to let willow trees on the bank drink me up.” This would be an excellent dream for you to dream in the coming week, Leo. It would also be empowering for you to render its themes in your waking life. I think you will derive great pleasure and sound teaching from mirroring a soaring archetype and feeding an intimate primal force. (Shu Ting’s poem was translated by Tony Barnstone and Newton Liu.)
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): This would be an excellent time for you to take inventor y of what brings you pleasure. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you’re due for an update and upgrade. Some of your tried-and-true strategies for generating joys and thrills are fraying at the edges. You should consider refurbishing them, even as you also think about going in quest of fresh sources of delight. For extra credit, see if you can gain access to an experience that could accurately be described as “a blessed state of bliss.”
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Are you an athlete? If so, I suspect that you will soon make an adjustment in your training or technique that will improve your game. Are you an artist, musician, writer, performer or dancer? I bet you will get a sweet insight about the creative process that could revolutionize your work in the months to come. Are you a pilgrim on a meandering long-distance quest to a promised land whose location you’re not exactly sure of? Any minute now, you’ll uncover a clue that will dramatically narrow down the possibilities of where the promised land is.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): It would be smart for you to whet your appetite, but please don’t go too far and spoil your appetite. Imagine and plan for the feast to come; make sure the evolution of the feast is on track; but don’t try to actually enjoy the entire feast yet. It’s not ready, you see. The “cooking” isn’t complete. To dive in now would be like eating a chocolate cake that has only been baking in the oven for 10 minutes. In conclusion, Capricorn, strike a balance between practicing watchful patience and cultivating protective excitement.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): There may be times in the coming week when you will, in a sense, be dreaming while standing up. On other occasions, you may be hard at work while lying down. In fact, I suspect that the law of reversals will be in full bloom. Things that have been last will, at least temporarily, be first, and influences that have calmed you down will rile you up. What has been crazy may be quite sane, and what has been in the shadows will come into the light. Tight squeezes may turn into expansive releases and heavy-duty commitments will get a dose of slack—and vice versa. Always vice versa. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Ever y one of us is engaged in some ongoing battle with ourselves. Maybe there’s a conflict between our heart and head. Maybe we’re tr ying to stop expressing some behavior that we know is self-destructive but seems all too natural and easy to do. Maybe we feel guilty about or resentful toward some event from the past and are constantly fighting with its after-image. Whatever your version of the civil war might be, Scorpio, the coming weeks will be an excellent time to reduce the heat of the strife. But you’ll have to be ingenious as you reframe the way you think about the situation, and you’ll have to locate a reser voir of willpower that has been hidden in your depths.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Your key word for the week is “fulcrum.” It’s derived from a Latin verb meaning “to prop up, support,” and its definitions include the following: 1. the stable point on which a lever pivots; 2. the crux of a percussionist’s grip as he or she holds a drumstick; 3. an agent through which vital powers are exercised. I suggest you meditate on where the metaphorical fulcrums are in your life, and then take creative measures to give them extra care and enhance their strength. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): I’m wearing a replica of an ancient Egyptian atef, a white crown surmounted by two ostrich feathers. My white cashmere robe, decorated with Qabalistic sigils, was sewn for me by a Wiccan priestess. My wand is shaped like the head of a Kalao bird and once belonged to a shaman from Burkina Faso. Aided by these accessories, I gaze into my magic mirror and conjure the spirit of my deceased great-uncle Felix, a successful businessman born under the sign of Pisces. He has always been a reliable source of inside info for me in the past. “Dear ancestor,” I murmur, “do you have an oracular revelation for my Piscean readers?” And he replies: “Tell them their money mojo is stronger than usual. Urge them to bargain aggressively and make sure they get a percentage of the gross, not just of the net profits.”
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