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NOTE STIRRING THE MUSIC POT We’ve had some heady discussions around the ofﬁce lately. We’ve talked at length about the arts, including the function of ﬁne art organizations in a community as well as alternative means of funding them and what sort of larger conclusion can be drawn about our community based on the successes or struggles of the arts. We’ve hypothesized about what a Tea Party nation would look like. And we’ve talked some about the dust Josh Gross kicked up with his blog post about bands he saw over a recent weekend. On all counts, we were assessing the merit of editorial content, published and yet to be reported. As editor, I consider not only merit, but also the ways in which that content incrementally pushes the boundaries of what we do already. Leaning on those boundaries is important; without that effort we’d stagnate. Based on the negative reaction some BW readers had to Gross’ blog post last week, it looks like maybe we haven’t been leaning on those boundaries enough in our music coverage. In Noise, we write about what we like. We interview the bands we know our readers are psyched to see come to town. We dole out attaboys to locals done good because there are some good things coming out of the scene here. But, in all honesty, we don’t have a whole lot of objectivity on local music. Those of us who’ve been here a while have interviewed local bands many, many times. We drink with them, we’ve gone to school with them, we’ve known some of them for years and we’ve watched them evolve. Among the comments I was most dismayed to see written about Gross’ reviews was “who is Josh Gross,” as if he needs approval from the scene itself in order to pass judgment. Gross moved to Boise in March from Portland, a town that sets a high bar for its local musicians. He’s a musician himself. And he has a very narrow window of opportunity to be objective about music in Boise before the small-town nature of this city sucks him in. Expect him to continue writing about music in Boise. Disagree with him if you want but at least do it based on more than knee-jerk emotional reaction. And hopefully, you’ll get just as riled up about our upcoming arts coverage. —Rachael Daigle
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THE NATIONWIDE WORMFEST In February, BW ran a feature piece from fellow alt weekly Paciﬁc Northwest Inlander based in Spokane, Wash., about the Giant Palouse earthworm, a 3-foot-long lilyscented worm that had been thought to be possibly extinct. News broke last week that scientists in northern Idaho found an adult worm, and boiseweekly.com has an update from one of the only writers to cover the worm prior to last week’s wormfest in the national media.
BOI VS. SPO, ROUND 1 Speaking of Spokane, it’s BW vs. the Inlander in a city shit talking contest. The Inlander dissed Boise over Conan O’Brien, and BW had to defend the city’s honor. Shall we settle this through a good old-fashioned dance off, Inlander? Visit Cobweb for the story.
LAST ONE OUT IS A ROTTEN EGG Ever noticed you’re the only table in a restaurant late at night? Yeah, maybe that’s because they’re closed. Chef Randy King gripes about the last table of the night.
HEADING TO AFRICA The Grip’s Fidel Nshombo announced that he’ll head back to Africa to see his family and watch the World Cup. He’ll blog about both in the upcoming weeks at The Grip.
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EDITOR’S NOTE MAIL / MONDA GAGA BILL COPE TED RALL NEWS Treating drug addiction in Idaho’s inmates CITIZEN FEATURE Memories of Minidoka BW PICKS FIND 8 DAYS OUT SUDOKU FIRST THURSDAY Photography takes the spotlight at Alexa Rose Listings, map and news NOISE Flobots return to Boise MUSIC GUIDE ARTS Modern Art takes over the Modern Hotel SCREEN Vincere MOVIE TIMES REC Looking ahead at the World Cup FOOD Green Chile’s green chili and more WINE SIPPER CLASSIFIEDS HOME SWEET HOME NYT CROSSWORD FREEWILL ASTROLOGY
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MAIL ON HEALTH CARE Many Idahoans are opposed to “socialistic” health-care reform, supporting the state’s legal action against the federal government, regardless of the cost. I wonder if any of these people have held a baby while he seized for 30 minutes. I have, many times. The baby is now 3 years old, and while he is comparable to his peers in most aspects, this toddler carries nearly $500,000 worth of medical care to his name. This includes weeks of hospital stays, six surgeries (four neurosurgeries), multiple CT scans and quarterly visits with various specialists. This child is my son, Jameson. Jameson has a medical condition called hydrocephalus, caused by a birth defect that causes his cerebral aqueduct (the tube that connects the inside of the brain to the spinal canal) to fail to drain cerebrospinal ﬂuid, or CSF, (ﬂuid that protects the spinal cord) properly, leading to increased intracranial pressure, decreased oxygen to brain cells and
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brain damage. Because of the brain damage Jameson suffered before he was born and had a shunt placed (a surgically placed device consisting of a valve and tubing that drains CSF from the brain to the abdomen), plus scar tissue from his neurosurgeries, Jameson developed a seizure disorder at 4 months old. The problem with seizures is that every time one occurs, irreversible brain damage, and sometimes even death, can result. Consequentially, recurring seizures are treated aggressively with the goal being what neurologists call “control.” We have been lucky to achieve decent seizure control with Jameson’s daily medication. This medication would cost $300 a month without insurance. In addition, we have reduced the length of his seizures from 30 minutes to 10 using an emergency medication, thereby decreasing the chances of brain damage with each seizure. This medication would cost $475 for two doses without insurance. So, if we were not fortunate enough to have
continual insurance coverage, Jameson’s medications would cost $775 a month. That is 1.5 times my rent. Yes, we have coverage. But only because I am a low-income, fulltime student, qualiﬁed for state assistance. Most upper-middle-class, fulltime working Americans couldn’t even begin to afford the premiums and co-pays to cover my child’s “pre-existent condition” without assistance. Coverage isn’t the solution to the bigger problem, but I believe it is the beginning of attacking our broken health-care system, a system that can charge $1,300 for a ﬁve-minute brain scan or $600 for 15 minutes of a doctor’s time. Every great revolution must start somewhere. It seems that socialism propaganda has permeated all attempts at rational discussion of health-care reform. Socialistic institutions aren’t intrinsically evil. I am grateful that if my house caught ﬁre, our “socialized” ﬁre department would rescue my family. I am grateful that our “socialized” police force
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I ’ LL BE T A THR EE-MONTH MEMB ER S HIP AT THE BA KU HYATT FITNES S C ENTER THAT MORT ROSENBLAUM DOESN’T KNOW SHA SHLI K F ROM S HINOLA.” —Patience Dogood (BW, Opinion, “Arizona Alienates World as ‘Hate State,’” April 28, 2010)
will protect me. I am grateful that our “socialized” public education system attempts to prepare my children for life as contributing members of society. I am especially grateful that these “socialistic” services are provided to me, funded by taxes that my fellow citizens and I pay, with no regard to my socioeconomic standing, race, gender, age, religion or lack thereof, sexual orientation, personal choices in lifestyle, or state of health. These services are provided because I am human, and I live in America. Who put health on a different playing ﬁeld? And how can one call themselves pro-life while simultaneously condoning the removal of the very means of ensuring that child lives once born? Let’s take a step back, Idaho; the picture is bigger than your pre-existentcondition-free body. —Jennifer Miller, Nampa
HEALTH CARE PART II I wanted to respond to your Note in Boise Weekly concerning “Otter Can Afford the Hospital, Can You?” (April 28, 2010). Let me tell you what did happen in my household four weeks ago. My husband, a very healthy, active person whose only medical costs have been the occasional physical, wakes up with an achy back and
kind of ﬂu-ish feeling. Fast forward 12 days, he has spent eight days in the hospital, including two days in ICU with emergency back surgery. He had a staph infection in his blood, MSSA, that settled in his spine! No explainable reason how it occurred. Multiple docs said they had never seen it hit a healthy person before—just a “perfect storm.” Now he is on eight weeks of 24-hour IV antibiotics. Thankfully, looking at a full recovery. And we have nothing but praise for everyone at St. Luke’s. But, costs. I can’t even begin to guess. Fortunately, his employer does offer health insurance. But had Ed “chosen” not to have coverage, as Gov. Otter believes is our right ... my question to Gov. Otter: “What would be our ‘choice’ now?” And to all who state “we” can’t afford it. The Defense budget for FY2011 Request: $708.3 billion. One year. The estimated cost for the health-care reform bill: $934 billion over 10 years. Priorities? —Michele Hubbard, Boise
A WORD ON IDAHO WILDERNESS FROM ... ILLINOIS? The Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area is a long way from Boise and rarely creeps into the mind of the ordinary Idaho resident. It
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is a vast area of roadless and forested terrain. There are some that advocate the development of ski resorts and others that wish grizzly bears to be established. Most recreationalists want the region to be a haven for hunters, hikers and horsepackers. The mountains that serve as a delineation between Montana and Idaho have probably never endured as much pressure as it does today. I implore readers to explore the nooks and crannies of the wilderness before exploitative forces ruin the natural wonder and beauty that lies there. Camp. Backpack. Raft. Since the National Park Circus has expressed no interest in this untamed wilderness, perhaps you should be the vanguard of citizens that advocate something akin to a federally managed recreation area. The United States Forest Service currently holds ownership of this land; however, more protection is needed. Civilization, and all the trappings of consumerism, are slowly eating away at the landscape. The Frank Church is in a similar situation. As time goes by, more and more pressure from interest groups and corporations will exert inﬂuence over this area. Take a stand against the timber industry, the never-ending winter sports agenda and other detrimental money-making barons by petitioning the United States government to include the SelwayBitterroot as a recreation area with minimal roads, minimal man-made structures and no airﬁelds. —Willis Lambertson, Barrington, Ill. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
FIRST FEDERAL FOWL A central bank for dumb cluckers
This column is composed on the supposition that the highest hopes of the Teabagger Confederacy—(our new name for the Republican Party, remember?)—come to pass and that with the November elections, the Democrats lose control of the House and the Senate, and that President Obama is reduced to a hollow shell of a man. Next, let us imagine that the “Baggers”— (as we have taken to calling them around the watercooler)—are able to make manifest the strategy on which they have hinged so much of their bombast, that they can indeed “repeal” Obama’s health-care reforms and that they will certainly “replace” those reforms with some of their own. Finally, let us assume their replacement plan will be rooted in the only—I repeat, only—alternative strategy we have heard to date from the GOTC (Gripey Old Teabagger Confederacy), that remedy being the idea recently introduced by Sue Lowden, the Bagger currently leading over majority leader Harry Reid in the Nevada Senate race. Surely you have heard by now: Ms. Lowden suggested that if normal methods of compensation such as cash, credit or insurance coverage are not available, the problems America faces in regards to everyone getting medical attention might be resolved were the uninsured to resort to a direct trade or exchange of services. Ms. Lowden speciﬁcally mentioned chickens as a payment for medical treatment rendered. Yes, chickens. It is possible she became such a proponent of chickens as a medium of remuneration after watching—either in the original or in reruns—the Gunsmoke episode in which old Doc Adams delivered a baby in a root cellar at the very moment a Kansas twister passed overhead, and was afterward presented with a plump Rhode Island Red for his services. (It’s a classic. With Matt and Miss Kitty looking on with amusement, Doc passes the chicken to Festus and declares he prefers it fried up crispy. Festus holds the bird in one hand while scratching his head with the other, and says, “Gull durnit, Math-yew! Why’s it I always get stuck wit’ plucking the chicken?”) Regardless of how Ms. Lowden earned her credentials as the GOTC’s leading authority on reforming health-care reform, once Obama’s opponents begin undoing everything he has accomplished, we can expect to see a great many doctors and other medical personnel (anesthesiologists, X-ray technicians, chiropractors, dentists, ophthalmologists, brain surgeons, etc.) with more chickens on their hands than they know what to do with. After all, one Rhode Island Red might have been sufﬁcient payment for an obstetrician’s work back in old Dodge City, but these days, a complete delivery—from the pre-natal care, all the way through the ultrasound examinations, the counseling sessions over whether Mom should go C-section or natural, up to the little WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
warmy cap Baby wears home—is going to run somebody a lot of chickens. And what if the treatment in question is a multiple by-pass or years of dialysis? For the sake of our discussion here, let us assign an arbitrary value of $5 as the standard dollar equivalent for any live chicken—be it R.I. Red, Leghorn or Banty—and of course payment must come in the form of live chickens. The frozen version will not do, as even a routine liver transplant or chemo regimen might run 20,000 chickens. And who has that sort of freezer space? (Also, paying off in buckets of fried chicken must be discouraged. We certainly wouldn’t want to set off a run on Popeyes, would we?) Therefore, foreseeing the need the medical community will have for live chicken containment once the GOTC plan goes into effect, we are announcing the opening of a bank designed speciﬁcally to save and grow the newly acquired wealth of chickens that will be ﬂooding reception areas and ICU wards across the country. In many ways, the bank will look a lot like a farm—long, low barns ﬁlled with wire cages in which millions and millions of clucking hens and crowing roosters reside—but be assured, it’s a bank. Let us say Dr. Joe Blow has recently performed a hip replacement and is receiving monthly installments of 400 chickens for the next 10 years. He can deposit them with us where they will accrue interest, which he can withdraw at his leisure in the form of either peeping baby chicks or eggs. And should he have the notion to barbecue one or two of his assets on a particular evening, we will provide an on-site decapitating device, all to spare the good doctor and his family the discomfort of watching the little red hen ﬂapping headlessly around the kitchen as she bleeds out. Obviously, many of the 40 million uninsured Americans will be unable to afford the vast ﬂock of chickens it will take to save their lives should they be stricken with any injury or malady more serious than a stubbed toe, so we must expect to see a dramatic rise in chicken rustling. But fear not. Our security will be tight—a Fort Knox for farm fowl—and once the new, barter-friendly leaders have re-taken control of our economy, we will invest a few million chickens on lobbying efforts to get the FDIC to provide deposit insurance. We will also offer accounts for those who traded their radiation treatments or a diabetesrelated amputation for a lifetime of domestic service or some sort of professional equivalency. Depending on what has been bartered, we will send a statement to the survivor each and every time the doctor’s lawn needs mowing again, the house needs repainting or the Mercedes needs washing. Should the patient not survive, his or her children will be notiﬁed that the debt passes from generation to generation, until all accounts are squared.
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COULDA BUT DIDN’T What disasters are we creating now?
No compromises. No short cuts. No excuses.
NEW YORK—No one could have known. That’s what they always say after a disaster. “No one could have known” is the perfect excuse. But it’s rarely true. Most of the time, the people responsible for what went wrong were warned in advance. They simply chose to ignore the warnings. Why? In the case of government ofﬁcials and corporate executives, it’s typically because acting on such warnings would cost them money. Sometimes it’s because the man or woman who predicts the mayhem about to unfold doesn’t have the status, title or connections to make themselves heard. After hurricane Katrina destroyed New Orleans, Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff called the disaster “breathtaking in its surprise.” “That ‘perfect storm’ of a combination of catastrophes exceeded the foresight of the planners and maybe anybody’s foresight,” Chertoff said. It didn’t surprise everyone. “We understood the potential impact of a Category 4 or 5 hurricane” on New Orleans, Lt. General Carl Strock, chief of engineers for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the same week. Harry Markopolos, a Boston ﬁnancial analyst, wrote No One Would Listen detailing the eight years he spent trying to convince the SEC to go after Bernard Madoff, who was responsible for the disappearance of $65 billion. The ﬁnancial collapse that began in the fall of 2008 was attributable to the burst of the housing bubble, ﬁscal shenanigans at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the practice of allowing investment banks to hire and ﬁre rating agencies. Economists, corporate insiders and
journalists had warned about these problems since at least 2004. From the lack of WMDs in Iraq (Scott Ritter knew) to the recent mine disaster in West Virginia (inspectors knew), nearly every calamity could have been avoided. All the idiots in charge had to do was listen. Adam Cohen writes in The New York Times: “Predictions of disaster have always been ignored—that is why there is a Cassandra myth—but it is hard to think of a time when so many major warned-against calamities have occurred in such quick succession. The next time someone is inclined to hold hearings on a disaster, they should ask ... why well-founded warnings are so often ignored.” Cohen cites four causes for institutional resistance to doing the right/smart thing before it’s too late: ideology (reﬂexive thinking), change would threaten the powers-that-be, inertia and incompetence. I’d like to add another: the fear to speak truth to power, which is intimately coupled with powers that tell truth to shut up. Look around today. Who are we ignoring? Let’s start with economists who warn that the U.S. economy is at the end of its rope, that the federal government can’t keep increasing the deﬁcit, that underpaying workers as the rich get richer is a recipe for revolution. The fact that we are ignoring the scientists who warn of rising ﬂoodwaters due to global warming, dust storms and mass famine due to excessive cultivation and overpopulation, and untold damage to our ecosystem as thousands of species go extinct, proves a terrible point: As a society, we are nearly as stupid as our bosses and public ofﬁcials.
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CAPPING A HABIT From Boise detox to 270 days of therapy in the pen NATHANIEL HOFFMAN There are no locks on the doors, but checking into the sobering station at Allumbaugh House is only one step removed from jail. The drab sobering station has room for up to 18 people to sleep off their trip— whether a cop has peeled them off the sidewalk on Sixth Street reeking of beer or their mom caught them tweaking in the basement and dropped them off at the emergency room. Nurses will check clients in on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, put them in scrubs and let them sleep it off on mats on the concrete ﬂoor in small group quarters resembling jail cells. “It’s us or jail,” said Heidi Hart, director of behavioral health at the nonproﬁt Terry Reilly Health Services, which manages the newly opened Allumbaugh House. “You can stay here, sober up and get out. There, you get to sober up and go see the judge.” Many will walk out in the morning. A few, who exhibit withdrawal symptoms, may transfer to the other side of the building, where up to a dozen people (until funding allows for more) will spend three to ﬁve days getting the drugs out of their system in a controlled environment, the ﬁrst step of kicking a habit. This publicly funded detoxiﬁcation center in Boise is one of several new Idaho programs meant to divert people with substance abuse problems from the penitentiary. “What we’re trying to do is be an earlier intervention for some folks,” said Hart. A later intervention opens in July, when the Idaho Department of Correction will populate the 432-bed Correctional Alternative Placement Program, a 90-day recovery program for low-risk inmates whom a judge agrees are likely to respond to intensive treatment. And in the fall, judges will have the option of sending convicts to an even more intensive 270-day therapeutic community located within existing state prisons rather than putting them away for years at a time. “I can’t tell you how many years … district judges have long advocated for this, and to see it coming on board in July is very exciting,” said Patricia Tobias, administrative director of the Idaho Supreme Court. The CAPP building has the cold feel of a brand spanking new prison—four concrete, block and steel barracks surround a central guard station. But down the hallway are classrooms where inmates will spend eight hours a day in recovery programming. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
Heidi Hart, director of Allumbaugh House, makes sure that everything is in order on opening day. The women’s detox dorm has eight beds.
“This just isn’t the place to lay on your bunk all day,” said CAPP Warden Brian Finn. Finn works for Centerville, Utahbased Management and Training Corporation—the third largest private prison contractor in the United States—which built the facility south of the state prison complex on Pleasant Valley Road and will operate the program. “We really have a philosophy at IDOC that we’re trying to treat the whole person, as well as substance-abuse issues,” said Shane Evans, acting chief of education and treatment for IDOC, which determined much of the curriculum at CAPP. CAPP, along with the retained jurisdiction powers for judges that the Legislature expanded this year, supplement the growing Drug Court system in Idaho, which places even lower risk offenders in treatment programs in the community under the supervision of a judge. Drug Court served 1,400 offenders in ﬁscal year 2009, while nearly 5,000 felons were placed in communitybased drug and alcohol treatment programs after, or instead of, a prison sentence, according to the Idaho Ofﬁce of Drug Policy. Still, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, which controls the bulk of state and federal recovery funds, denied treatment services last year to 2,000 to 3,000 offenders who qualiﬁed and were on a waiting list, said Bethany Gadzinski, DHW bureau chief for substance abuse. “It all comes down to money,” Gadzinski said. “The services are there, the money is not.” While Health and Welfare funds drug rehab services, including residential treatment, for inmates as they leave prison and for vulnerable populations including juveniles and pregnant women through Medicaid, Allumbaugh House’s detox and referrals will help those who don’t meet
those criteria, including people who can’t afford private insurance, Gadzinski said. But a typical stay at Allumbaugh House is only three to ﬁve days, and though the staff will try to connect patients with other services—some 12-step recovery programs may soon meet at the facility—there is still a question of how to pay, especially for the uninsured. “Money is an issue,” echoed Terry Reilly’s Hart. “There is not enough state funding.” Recent state cuts to mental-health services are more drastic than those for drug and alcohol treatment. DHW’s mental-health budget helps fund Allumbaugh House and Hart expects to pick up some of the mentalhealth business that the state has cut in recent months. But police and doctors in the Treasure Valley have long seen the need for a detox center like Allumbaugh House—in addition to DHW, Ada County, Boise, Meridian, St. Al’s and St. Luke’s hospitals and United Way help fund the program. Of the four people scheduled to check in on the center’s ﬁrst day, May 3, two were transfers from emergency rooms. The City of Boise is in early discussions to build a transitional housing complex on the same lot as Allumbaugh that would include recovery programs, according to Jim Birdsall, Boise Housing and Community Development manager. Allumbaugh House will also work with service providers to ensure there is a place for patients to go when they leave, Birdsall said. “I know it’s the goal of this project to build that continuity in the network, we’re a community that has some work to do there,” he said. “The idea is to not just lose track of folks, to keep them in the stream, in the network.”
DEBATE THESE … It’s debate week at Idaho Public Television, with three of four Second Congressional District candidates facing off at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 9, two of three First CD candidates at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11, and two of six gubernatorial candidates at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18. Two of six? You’ll note that several candidates are missing at each of these debate events, including Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter and Sen. Mike Crapo, whose debate was canceled since he only has one primary opponent. Otter makes a good point in his refusal to participate, though it appears to be a hollow excuse. Otter told the League of Women Voters, which sponsors the debates, that he deplores the decision to limit participation to active candidates, thereby excluding fellas like the affable Pete Peterson. “Mr. Otter has always objected to the fact that we’ve established criteria for who should participate,” said Elinor Chehey, debate coordinator for the league. Chehey sent us a .pdf of a U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing Arkansas Public Television to establish objective criteria for participants in political debates, Arkansas Educational Television Commission v. Forbes. Still, we think Pete ought to be included in the debate, especially since an unnamed public television personality reportedly has a pair of Beat Butch briefs displayed on an ofﬁcial bulletin board. Peterson makes the point that he’s had campaign events in London and is airing television commercials in Kentucky (what?) and that his platform includes beating Butch, having a good time and increasing voter turnout. He’s repeatedly said he does not want to be governor. His opponents, Sharon Ullman and Rex Rammell do want to be governor and will surely provide a good show, er, diverse set of opinions to the live public television audience. Seats at the State Capitol auditorium in the west side basement wing are open on a ﬁrst-come, ﬁrst-served basis. That same room, incidentally, was the locus of a lengthy debate on immigration legislation earlier this year and of a forum with attorney Kris Kobach, the man credited with writing Arizona’s new anti-immigrant law. Kobach, you’ll recall, was the guest of North Idaho Sen. Mike Jorgenson, whose far-reaching (but not as far reaching as Arizona’s) bill was soundly shot down. Well, the relatively new Mexican Consulate in Boise reached out to patriots in southwest Idaho in the wake of Arizona’s pending “papers, please” law. “As was clear during the legislative process, there is a negative political environment for migrant communities and for all Mexican visitors,” the travel alert states. The alert comes from the Mexican Foreign Ministry and urges all visitors to Arizona to carry immigration documents with them, to avoid seeking work along public roadways and to be aware of their “inalienable human rights” under state, U.S. and international law. It also urges that any protest of Arizona’s new law be conducted in a peaceable manner. The Mexican government also called on U.S. ofﬁcials to curb the demand for drugs and access to weapons, bulk cash and chemical precursors north of the border. —Nathaniel Hoffman
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What’s it like, working for the Department of Defense? It’s probably a little more ﬂexible than running your own company, but there are certain things we promised them. We write quarterly reports, we have obligations—basically to them as sponsors. When I was in graduate school, I had a naval fellowship, I wasn’t working for the Navy; it was just a fellowship. The military funds a lot of basic research. If you look in material science in general, the new materials tend to be funded by the military ﬁrst and then high-end sports equipment. Is it weird, knowing your research might be used in warfare? It’s not quite like I’m building bombs. I’d probably be a little uncomfortable if I was asked to do that. There aren’t army colonels calling me up: “Do you have that sensor ready
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for me?’ I’m quite a few steps removed from that. Overall, there are people that understand you gotta fund the basic research that leads to development that leads to product. If you look at what the Department of Defense funds, they fund that whole chain. They understand that a university is typically gonna be more in the basic research, a little bit of applied research stage. We’re not going to be building a product. I’m maybe going to understand the basic technology, and then transfer to a company, or it’ll get picked up by somebody else. It’s kind of a funnel … we’re going to do all kinds of stuff that might not work. So, can you explain, in layman’s terms, what the research is looking at? There are two pieces to it. The 3D part is, if you were to take apart your computer, you’d see a big green board. The individual integrated circuits are kind of laid out like a suburb—they’re laid out next to each other ... but not good at high-density housing. If you’d like high-density performance, you’d like to be able to stack them on top of each other, more like a high-rise. Your cell phone actually has a package that’s got multiple chips—multiple memory chips—stacked up, and what they’ll sometimes do is run wires off the ends. Well, if we can run the wires through the chip … It’ll be more economical, higher density, more performance. Your cell phone can even do more than it already does. There’s always that drive—miniaturization, get more performance in the same package. Some of that technology has started to work its way into the marketplace. And the sensor part, what’s that about? Sort of the next step for this has been applying this to new technology for sensors. Sensors take on a huge range of things. You
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Boise State has continued to nab research grants in an effort to move the school toward the “metropolitan research university of distinction” championed by President Bob Kustra. That goal seems closer to becoming a reality, with Boise State announcing a record $37 million in funding for research in ﬁscal year 2009 and some $30 million in the ﬁrst half of 2010 alone. Dr. Amy Moll, alongside researchers in electrical engineering, computer, physics and chemistry, created the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Boise State in 2004. Moll has worked at Hewlett Packard, and taught at San Jose State University. Now, she’s heading a grant from the Department of Defense for “three-dimensional technology in advanced sensor systems” to the tune of $2.4 million. It’s Boise State’s second largest research grant ever, after Moll’s 2001 grant, $6.5 million from the Navy.
might compare it to the Star Trek tricorder. That’s kinda what we’re striving for. From the military perspective, you might be looking for bio-terrorism, you might want to do lab-like stuff—doing blood tests in the ﬁeld—but we’d like to make sensors smaller and smaller. So then you have this whole need to be able to make this in a separate technology but still connect it to the outside world, and often maybe want to expose this sensor to something nasty, but you can’t expose your electronics to that, or you need to protect them. So you can say here’s my sensor, I’ve built it. I can put the electronics behind it and stack it up. Is Boise State working up to bigger and better grants? It’s kinda like the football team. Not that we’re as famous as the football team, but the more aware the community is of what you’re doing, you get a better general impression, and that leads to people saying, “Oh yeah, I know they can do the work.” It doesn’t guarantee it. You still have to do a good job, you still have to do good recruiting, and you still have to be good at writing grants, but I think there is that buildup. It builds a community within the university that’s doing the research. Read more about research at Boise State, military research and Moll’s dog’s nose at boiseweekly.com.
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he bus rocked across rutted dips as it worked its way through the sprawling, fertile farmland on the outskirts of Twin Falls. The rich, irrigated greenery of this place stands in sharp contrast to the barren scrub desert Takeshi Yoshihara remembers from 67 years ago, when he and his family were taken from their Portland, Ore., home by the U.S. government, put on a train, and brought here, the middle of nowhere. “The land has turned so green. It is so different,” he said quietly as he gazed through the bus windows. “It looks beautiful, not what it was back then. It doesn’t yet bring back memories.” Yoshihara, 78, and his 21-year-old grandson, Andrew, have joined more than 100 others from around the country on this annual pilgrimage to the former Minidoka World War II Japanese Internment Camp. Six decades ago, armed guards and barbed wire kept nearly 10,000 Japanese-Americans imprisoned here. Yoshihara lived in Minidoka with his parents and eight siblings for four years as a teen. From this internment, he grew up to become the ﬁrst Japanese-American to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy and a captain during the Vietnam War. The pilgrimage is hosted each year by the Friends of Minidoka, an Idaho-based organization that supports education and research focusing on the Japanese-American internment experience and works to uphold the legacy of those who were incarcerated. Yoshihara is joined on this day by 34 fellow former camp internees. Still more are friends and family. Some have come simply as a call to social justice and to learn more about what happened here more than six decades ago.
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Mealtime at the Manzanar, Calif., Relocation Center, 1942.
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The main administration building at the Minidoka Relocation Center in Hunt, Idaho, in June 1943.
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Minidoka Relocation Center. Hunt High School students clean and rake areas between classroom barrack buildings preparing to plant rye grass in this photo taken in May 1943.
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President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942, authorizing the forced removal and incarceration of more than 115,000 people of Japanese descent who lived in the western United States. Two-thirds of them were Nisei, the American-born citizens of Japanese immigrants, known as Issei. The evacuation happened quickly. Families took only what they could wear and carry. Most of what they left behind was sold, vandalized or stolen, and when they were released years later, they reentered a society still seething with anger over the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. As Yoshihara said, “When my family left the camp, we literally had nowhere to go. We were at the mercy of the country.” For Aya Uenishi Medrud, 84, the chaos began immediately after Pearl Harbor. FBI agents arrived at her home in Seattle in the middle of the night, handcuffed her father, accused him of being a “dangerous enemy alien” and took him to a Department of Justice detention camp for suspected “troublemakers.” She was 16 years old. She describes how the agents ransacked the entire house, including her bedroom, where they dumped her dresser drawers on the ﬂoor. As her father was led away, he told her it had become her responsibility to take care of the family. “I was just a girl,” she said. In the days that followed, Medrud’s father’s assets were frozen. Without a second income to fall back on, her family was adrift. “We lost our property and our house. We had no money at all. We didn’t know where they took him,” she said. “I could not understand why this was happening to him. He was an accountant and a Buddhist and very nonviolent. But I learned since then that it was probably because he also taught martial arts, and that was enough to consider him dangerous at the time.” Within months of the arrest, Medrud, her mother and two siblings were sent to a Civilian Assembly Center at the Puyallup County Fairgrounds in Washington. They lived in a dirt-ﬂoored horse stall for four months there. Such Civilian Assembly Centers served as temporary holding sites for the thousands of evacuated Japanese-Americans while the more permanent internment camps were being constructed. A total of 10 camps were WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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Four internees stand outside a barrack in 1944 at the Minidoka internment camp in Southern Idaho.
eventually scattered throughout California, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah and Arkansas. Minidoka, sometimes called the Hunt Camp, was located at Hunt, Idaho, an unincorporated rural area named after Frank W. Hunt, a former governor of Idaho. It ofﬁcially opened in August 1942, and its population peaked at 9,397, making the camp Idaho’s eighth largest city at the time. Once at Minidoka, Medrud began writing letters, at least a dozen, she said, to President Roosevelt, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and others in authority telling them the United States had no right to keep her father in prison and to release him. “I eventually received a response that essentially said, ‘We’re sorry we had to put your father in prison but there is no way he can be released.’” In February 1943, all internees aged 17 and older were required to complete a questionnaire designed to separate the loyal Japanese-Americans from the disloyal. Called an “Application for Leave Clearance,” two of the questions asked about their willingness to serve in the U.S. military, and whether they’d be willing to deny allegiance to Japan. “Yes” answers to both would indicate their loyalty to the United States. Medrud’s father answered
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correctly and was reunited with his family in Minidoka in December 1943. The camp closed just under two years later in October 1945. Today, most of the 33,000 acres that once comprised Minidoka are privately owned farms, with about 73 acres set aside as the Minidoka National Historic Site, managed by the U.S. Park Service. The camp’s original 600 buildings, gardens, playgrounds and swimming holes are long gone, but this hallowed ground still awakens buried memories and strong emotions from revisiting pilgrims.
DPNJOH!CBDL The bus rolled to a stop in front of an old camp warehouse. Yoshihara smiled and said, “Happy memories are coming back, a connection is here. I don’t really regret being here, except that it was not right. But otherwise, there are good memories.” We were met by our guide, Mike Wissenbach, a Park Service employee who walked us through the remains of the area. As the camp visitors stepped off the bus, two Buddhist priests in yellow robes beat on Japanese hand drums and chanted a blessing. Wissenbach led the group through the buildings that remain— a storage warehouse, a ﬁrehouse, a root cellar
and two of the original barracks that are now kept at the nearby Idaho Farm and Ranch Museum. Here, the bonds created so long ago again became apparent. Masako “Massie” Endo Hinatsu stooped to share a map of the former camp site with two other Japanese-American women and discovered that the three of them had been childhood friends in Minidoka more than six decades ago. Hinatsu, 78, had just turned 12 when she arrived at Minidoka with her mother and ﬁve brothers and sisters. Stepping inside one of the preserved barracks, she reﬂected on life inside the cramped box. “There were seven cots that we had to line up somehow in the room,” she said. “I can remember in the wintertime it was really cold, and we would stuff the pot-bellied stove full of coal, and it would get red-hot. We had no place to hang our laundry, and we would hang strings all across the room. And we had a bare light bulb,” she said, pointing to the one stark light ﬁxture hanging from the middle of the plywood ceiling. The poorly built barracks were not much more than wooden frames covered in tarpaper. There was no insulation to ward off the brutal
winter cold or the stiﬂing summer heat. Inside, they had no running water, no kitchen or toilet facilities, and blinding dust storms blew dirt and grime through cracks in the walls. Hinatsu recalled that when it rained, the mud outside the barracks became ankle-deep, sucking boots right off their feet. “I remember my mom putting us on her back to take us over to the mess hall because it was so muddy,” Hinatsu said with a laugh. When internees ﬁrst arrived, a sewer system had not been built, forcing residents to brave the bitter Idaho cold and stench of a primitive outhouse. Eventually, toilet facilities were communal, a difﬁcult adjustment for many. “What I remember of the wash house is it had no partitions between the toilets,” Yoshihara said, adding that it was an uncomfortable setting for him as a shy boy. “There were about 20 commodes, all in a row out in the open, and everyone used it together. The women had the same situation. It is hard to imagine today.” Despite harsh conditions, internees found ways to rebuild their lives on the Snake River Plain. They collected scraps of lumber and sagebrush to build furniture and shelves and ordered cloth for curtains from mail-order catalogs, which they bought with the small
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allowance they received each month. They built small parks, a baseball diamond, and ﬂower and produce gardens. Many living in the camp went to work in camp ofﬁces, canteens, mess halls, hospitals, schools and the ﬁelds, earning wages ranging from $8 to $16 per month. Those who were children during the war often say they remember many happy times at Minidoka. Yoshihara recalled learning to swim in the Snake River. “I would jump in and the current would take me around to the bend,” he said. Others talked about walking to the camp school with friends, playing sports and even going to movies that were occasionally shown in camp. Medrud remembers ice skating on the nearby pond. Minidoka Relocation Center. Joseph Gerald Osamu Sakamoto, 80, and Mary Ann Tsuchi Sakamoto, 80, on their golden wedding anniversary. The Sakamotos came to the United States from Japan in 1894. He was the ﬁrst Japanese second-hand furniture store proprietor, ﬁrst Japanese express man and one of the ﬁrst vegetable market operators in Seattle. This photo was taken on Dec. 11, 1943.
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Norakuro band at the Minidoka Relocation Center was called a harmonica band, although harmonicas were augmented by an equal number of other instruments. The organization, including the name, was patterned after Borrah Minnevitch’s Harmonica Rascals. The band played for center dances and was very popular. They played both American and Japanese music, often putting Japanese lyrics to American tunes. Roy Matsunaga (right, with baton) of Portland, Ore., was the leader. Aug. 20, 1943.
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A family inside a typical barrack apartment unit, where cloth partitions were hung for privacy.
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UIF!UXJO!GBMMT! DPNNVOJUZ;! BDDFQUBODF!BOE! SFKFDUJPO From the camp, the bus took the pilgrims to the Twin Falls Red Lion Hotel for “Talk Stories,” a time set aside for internees, family and friends to share their memories of what it was like to live in Minidoka during the war. Over the years, as internees died, their stories of imprisonment disappeared with them. Many Issei and Nisei chose not to talk about their experiences, leaving the younger generations of Japanese-Americans uninformed about events that rocked their forbearers’ lives. “I can only explain it as refusal to accept what really happened,” Medrud said. “There are two Japanese expressions. One is ‘gaman,’ which essentially means ‘to tough it out.’ The second is ‘shikata ga nai,’ which roughly means ‘cannot be helped, it is out of my control, therefore accept.’ One conclusion I have come to is that this thing that happened to us, this incarceration, is so demeaning that we will not acknowledge that it happened. It is a form of denial.” During Talk Stories, Medrud recalled the day a Minidoka administrator gathered the internees around a ﬂagpole and announced, “You people killed my son!” “I was 18 at the time and was stunned to think someone who ran this camp would have no sensitivity about who we were,” said Medrud. “Two-thirds of us were American-born citizens, and my parents had lived here for many, many years.” The greatest irony in this story is that, despite their internment, many young men in Minidoka WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
also volunteered for military service. About 1,000 internees went to ﬁght for the United States while their families remained at camp. As one Talk Stories speaker said, “Imagine, your parents are being held in their country of choice, behind barbed wire, behind armed guards, and you are volunteering to go ﬁght for the government that put them there.” Several local residents, all Caucasian, who had either lived near the camp during the war or were otherwise connected, also shared memories during Talk Stories. They talked of unlikely friendships, of how the internees helped area farmers with their crops, how internees transformed the land and how their incarceration had affected them as neighbors and friends. As one speaker noted, internment didn’t just happen to the Japanese-Americans, it happened to America. Rev. Brooks Andrews of Seattle’s Japanese Baptist Church was a boy when his father, Rev. Emery Andrews, regularly ministered to Americans of Japanese descent. “My father founded the Japanese Baptist Church in Seattle, and after Pearl Harbor and Order 9066 came out, the church was empty,” he said. “Dad stood in the pulpit and looked out at the pews and remembered the faith of the people who were missing. I was only 5 years old when he told me we were going to Twin Falls, Idaho, because that’s where our people were now.” As supporters of Japanese-Americans, the Andrews family was given an inhospitable reception in Twin Falls. “My father was refused service and picked up and thrown out of the cafe by the owner,” he said to the crowd gathered for Talk Stories. “That same man
would stand on the sidewalk in front of our house and call us traitors and turncoats and Jap-lovers. Finally, the man bought the house we were renting, and he forced us to move.” He paused. “So we moved across the street to another house,” he said to laughter and applause. Jerry Kleinkopf, a football coach at Twin Falls High School whose father was superintendent of education at the Minidoka Camp, recalled the day a neighbor said to his father, “‘You’re teaching them Japs? You ought to be shooting them instead of teaching them.’” Kleinkopf emphasized how area farmers in the 1940s would have had a nearly impossible task of harvesting their crops without the help of the internees. “At the time, you couldn’t just go out and buy new farm equipment,” he said. “The people who made tractors were making tanks. Minidoka residents were eager to work and provide labor for the farmers,” he said. Twin Falls resident Judy Gibson held up a pair of intricately beaded, fringed and lined leather gloves and explained that the internees in Minidoka had made them for her father who worked at the camp. “My father had polio that affected his hands, and they came to him and asked to make a tracing of his hands so they could make these gloves for him, to ﬁt him exactly,” she explained. “My father really cared about them, and the people cared for him, too.”
UIF!HPPE!TJEF The incarceration of Japanese-American people has been described as one of the worst violations of Constitutional rights in American history. The majority of the prisoners were
U.S. citizens by birth. Even so, some who were imprisoned see another side to it. “I have no hard feelings,” said 88-yearold George Tsugawa, who was sent to Minidoka at age 21. “My parents came to America from Japan for a better life, for freedom of religion and opportunities. I think this experience made us better people. We had to try harder. There’s still not another country like the U.S.A. It’s the greatest country in the world.” Dr. Ruby Inouye Shu, retired physician and Minidoka internee, agreed: “I have no bitterness, because I also look at the good side. If it weren’t for the internment and the war, the Japanese people may have just stayed concentrated on the Paciﬁc Coast and not gone eastward. But we assimilated with other people and taught them that we were OK. So, I have to look at the beneﬁts of internment. I mean, the whole thing is wrong, but if you look at the good side, it’s that now Japanese people are all over the United States.” “But,” she laughed, “that’s just the good side.” She said that the closing of camps brought with it their own set of problems. “My father was more worried about leaving the internment camp, because while they were in camp they were given housing and food and they could work, and there was nothing to worry about,” she said. “But when they were taken out of the camp and on their own, what would they do to take care of a family? A lot of people had nowhere to go. They had lost everything. That was more of a worry than going to a camp.”
LBSBPLF-!QSBZFST!BOE!XJTIFT Following a barbecue hosted by the nearby Prescott Ranch, many in the group gathered at the Red Lion Hotel for cocktails and karaoke. Some former internees joined in to sing the old cowboy song, “Don’t Fence Me In.” In the morning, we returned to Minidoka for a closing ceremony. The American ﬂag was saluted, and former internee Kay Endo read the honor roll—names of internees who served in World War II. Then, as was typical during the entirety of this emotional weekend, tears were shed as Rev. Brooks Andrews offered a prayer. “Lord, we come today having traveled a road that has stretched back some 67 years ... But we are not overwhelmed. We are over-comers. “As we tell our stories and listen to other stories, we realize that each one of us is a hero of our own story. Thus, we redeem the history of this event ... And so we grieve not, but take strength in what remains. Amen.” A small piece of paper resembling the Japanese daruma doll was given to each person. The daruma is a symbol of wishes for the future, and the custom is to color one of the doll’s eyes while making a wish, and then the other if the wish comes true. We each made a wish and pinned the small paper darumas to an 8-foot-tall replica of a guard tower. It’s hard not to guess that many of us made the same wish—for what happened here 67 years ago to never happen again. This story was ﬁrst published in Sun Valley Magazine winter/spring 2010 issue, Finding Balance.
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Coffee, tea, laundry soap made from the dried fruit shells of a Chinese soapberry tree. Hyde Park’s Dunia Marketplace carries a wide variety of handmade products from over 38 countries. Formerly a Ten Thousand Villages location, this nonproﬁt fair-trade hub celebrates World Fair Trade Day on Saturday, May 8. The Fair Trade Federation ensures producers are paid fairly, do not use child labor and that culture, identity and the environment are respected. “Fair trade is important because it creates opportunities for economically and socially marginalized producers,” said Becky West, store director of Dunia Marketplace. In addition to hosting its annual Oriental rug display at the Idaho Green Expo on Saturday, May 8, and Sunday, May 9, Dunia Marketplace will also offer a free rug seminar on Thursday, May 6, at 7 p.m., at the Hyde Park Mennonite Fellowship at 1520 N. 12th St. “[The rug seminar] is an enlightening and entertaining look at Oriental rugs: how to care for them, recognize their value and choose a rug based on origin and maker,” said West. National fair trade retailer Ten Thousand Villages gives looms to households in Pakistan to help enable women to support their families. “Knotting rugs is changing the lives of women and their families in Pakistan,” said West. Dunia will also participate in the Mennonite Relief sale on Saturday, May 8, at the College Church of the Nazarene in Nampa from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. According to West, these events celebrating World Fair Trade Day bring a variety of cultures and backgrounds together for a common cause. “Recognizing this day allows people, students and communities from all over the world to host events to educate and speak about fair trade,” said West. To RSVP for the rug seminar, call 208-333-0535. For more information on World Fair Trade Day events, visit duniamarketplace.com/events. To learn more about the Fair Trade Federation, visit worldfairtradeday10.org.
CINCO DE MAYO THROWDOWNS While Cinco de Mayo can be celebrated anywhere that has fermented agave and a bucket of iced Coronitas, BW wants you to do it with more cha cha cha in your zapatos. The ﬁfth of May isn’t, as many assume, Mexico’s Independence Day (September 16), but rather a regional holiday celebrating the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862, quashing of the French at the Battle of Puebla. This year, Boise has a handful of events going on that fulﬁll the three T’s of this borracho holiday: traditions, trickery and tequila. To celebrate Mexican cultural traditions, the Mexican Consulate in Boise and the Downtown Boise Association are hosting a free Cinco de Mayo event on the Grove Plaza from 4-8 p.m. The event promises traditional Mexican music and dance from Danza Azteca Quetzalcoati, Mariachi Infantil Tleyotltzin, Mariachi Juvenil de Mi Tierra, Ballet Folklorico by Norma Pintar, Richie Nav and Deseados Musical. In addition, there will also be artisans and food vendors including Que Pasa, Azteca Market, SABER Foundation, Chronic Tacos and Casa del Sol. If toe tapping trickery is more your Cinco style, don’t miss the Fiesta Carnival at Neurolux beginning at 9 p.m. Along with sombreros, pinatas and lots of hooch, event organizers promise “salsa, belly dancing, ﬂamenco, burlesque, pole acrobatics (ahem), rhythmic gymnastics, trickery and lots of hotness.” Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com. If you’re in more of a “one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, ﬂoor” mood, Sixth and Main has your tribal-tatted back. Get a free Tequila Crawl toggle pass from Main Street Bistro, China Blue, Front Door, Gusto, Mack & Charlie’s, Reef, Dirty Little Roddy’s or Tom Grainey’s, and then hit up each of the clubs to sample a different tequila. If you can make it to ﬁve spots, you get a free Tequila Crawl T-shirt. For more info, visit facebook.com/dirtylittleroddys.
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SATURDAY MAY 8 boobs 12TH ANNUAL SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE Boy did the Milk Mustache “Milk the Moment” Mobile Tour luck out in the timing department. Their frothy marketing tour, which butters up moms to serve milk at the dinner table, just happens to take place at Boise’s Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure. Milk and boobies. Classic.
On Saturday, May 8, from 7-11:30 a.m. at the Albertsons/SuperValu general ofﬁces, you can pose for celebrity-inspired milk mustache photos, sample milk products from local dairies and enter to win a trip to hang with celebrity chef Tyler Florence in San Francisco for a family dinner. Or, if you’re more into tatas (or running to save them), throw on some pink Saucony’s and race for the cure. Last year, 75 percent of all money raised by Boise’s Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure stayed in the Idaho service area, which means that more than
$425,000 went to local programs offering breast cancer education, screening and treatment to residents throughout the state. Every three minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States, and every 13 minutes, one woman will die of breast cancer. This Saturday, help raise some muchneeded dough for your fellow fems and grow yourself a sweet milk mustache while you’re at it. 7-11:30 a.m., $35 day of race, Albertsons/SuperValu general ofﬁces, 250 E. Parkcenter Blvd., 208-384-0013, komenboise.org. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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skunks LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III Known for his 1972 ditty “Dead Skunk (in the middle of the road),” and for being the pops of musicians Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright, folk singer Loudon Wainwright III has enjoyed quite the proliﬁc career. From 1973’s Attempted Mustache to 2010’s 10 Songs for the New Depression, Wainwright has continued to produce thoughtful, often humorous, songs about life, love, family and … skunks. But Wainwright also has another notch on his creative belt. In 1974 and 1975, he starred as singing surgeon Captain Spaulding on the hit TV series M*A*S*H. And even more recently, Wainwright was recruited by director Judd Apatow to pen music for 2007’s oopsy baby comedy Knocked Up. The result was Strange Weirdos: Music from and Inspired by Knocked Up, a collection of songs that didn’t all make it into the ﬁlm but which have notably similar themes—like refusing to grow up. On Saturday, May 8, Wainwright will be in Boise to perform at Boise Contemporary Theater alongside Idaho folk legend Rosalie Sorrels. Jazzy popster Curtis Stigers will host the event. A VIP package, which includes premium seating, a pre-performance reception and a copy of Wainwright’s Grammy-winning album High Wide and Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project, is available for $75. 8 p.m., $45-$75, Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., 208-331-9224, bctheater.org.
superhero? Head over to the Idaho Green Expo at the Boise Centre this weekend and pick up a BabyBoms starter kit. Made by Puffy Mondaes in Nampa, BabyBoms are mod cloth diapers that come in American Apparel-bright shades with a soft white fabric V across the front. Or, if you’re already potty-trained, make a
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Take a glimpse at the “mushroom apparel” selection at morelmania.com and you’ll get a good idea of exactly how zealous ’shroom hunters can be. One T-shirt features the “Top 10 lies told by mushroom hunters,” a few of which include: “I think those are poisonous, better give ’em to me,” “I don’t know any good spots, let’s check yours” and “It’s too early for morels.” Morels, a coveted species of wild mushroom known for its rich, woody ﬂavor, have a short growth season, popping up in the late spring, often in moist burn areas. Those who want to take a crack at snifﬁng out their own wild morels now have an opportunity to get schooled in fungi foraging protocol. On Tuesday, May 11, at 7 p.m. the Library at Collister is bringing in mycologist Alex Hartman to host a free lecture on safe food foraging. Part of a series of practical do-it-yourself programs that have included classes on beekeeping and organic gardening, this lecture is sure to unearth some nuggets of foraging wisdom. 7 p.m., FREE, The Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St. in the Collister shopping center, 208-562-4995, boisepubliclibrary.org.
beeline for the A1 Plumbing exhibit, where you can learn about the local plumbing company’s water efﬁcient dual-ﬂush toilets, Energy Star-rated tankless water heaters and hybrid water heads, all of which help save on energy costs. More than 120 exhibits from other local green companies will also be around to distract you. Produced by GreenWorks Idaho, in collaboration with the City of Boise and the U.S. Green Building Council, the Idaho Green Expo invites local eco-nuts to participate
The cover song has gotten a bad rap. Sure, it can be used as a way to squeeze a marketable (read: “pretty”) band into regular broadcast rotation, but it can also be a rebirth, a chance for a great piece of art to be wholly re-envisioned or for a piece with unrealized potential coversongsradio.com to have its greatness brought to the fore. That’s why it was such a joy to stumble across Radio Free Fernie under the “Alternative Rock” section of iTunes radio. All covers. All day. All awesome. And sure, some of them are those radio breakthroughs everyone knows like Jimmy Hendrix’s “All Along the Watchtower,” but most of them are the obscure versions you’ve never heard, even when they’re by established bands. Tori Amos doing Nirvana. Arctic Monkeys doing Amy Winehouse. A Perfect Circle doing Elvis Costello. Contrast the angry introversion of Nine Inch Nails’ version of “Hurt” with the elemental sincerity of Johnny Cash’s. Or Ike and Tina’s version of “Proud Mary” with the original by Creedence. With Radio Free Fernie, not only do you get the gleeful shock of hearing Ted Leo sing Kelly Clarkson, you get a chance to hear the song again for the ﬁrst time, possibly discovering something beautiful you’d previously overlooked. Check it out on iTunes or at coversongsradio.com. —Josh Gross
in a weekend full of public lectures, product demonstrations and interactive exhibits. This year, the Idaho Green Expo has something extra special for moms—the ﬁrst 500 mothers through the door on Sunday, May 9, receive a free Idaho Green Expo reusable stainless steel drink container. Saturday, May 8, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, May 9, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; FREE; Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St., 208-336-8900, idahogreenexpo.org.
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8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY MAY 5 Festivals & Events ANNUAL FAIR TRADE ORIENTAL RUG EVENT—The event will showcase approximately 300 rugs, each handmade in Pakistani homes by fairly paid adult artisans, in a variety of unique designs and sizes ranging from 2-by--3 to 10-by-14 and runners. An introduction to oriental rugs seminar will be held May 6 at 7 p.m. at the church. It will explain how to choose an Oriental rug and why fair trade produces a superior quality rug. See Picks on Page 18. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Hyde Park Mennonite Fellowship, 1520 N. 12th St. CINCO DE MAYO—Music, live remote broadcast with KeKe Luv, dancing and dance lessons of all kinds, surprise appearances, contests (including the “toughguy jalapeno-eating contest”) on-site glass blowing by one of Boise’s ﬁnest artists, and drink specials. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. FREE. On the Border, 7802 W. Spectrum, Boise, 208-322-8145. CINCO DE MAYO— Traditional music and dance demonstrations, food and cultural arts and products. Hosted by the Downtown Boise Association and the newly opened Mexican Consulate. See Picks on Page 18. 4-8 p.m. FREE. The Grove Plaza, downtown, Boise. FIESTA CARNIVAL— Eclektic-Ka is bringing you salsa, belly dancing, ﬂamenco, burlesque, pole acrobatics, rhythmic gymnastics, costumes, sombreros, ribbons, feathers, pinatas and trickery. See Picks on Page 18. 9 p.m. $8. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th, Boise, 208-343-0886, www. neurolux.com.
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GIRLS IN TECH—Featuring local Boise Radio host Stephanie Wick. Join Wick for an evening of humor as she discusses what it’s like to host her local program That’s Woman’s Work. 5:45-7 p.m. FREE. Boise Water Cooler, 1401 W. Idaho, Boise.
FIRST THURSDAY IN DOWNTOWN BOISE— On the ﬁrst Thursday of each month, downtown visitors can stroll through downtown Boise’s art galleries and enjoy unique entertainment and special events. The Downtown Boise Association provides free trolley service and a special event map for the evening. Check Boise Weekly pages 23-26 for a special First Thursday insert. 5-9 p.m. FREE, For more information, visit www. downtownboise.org.
PRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND ARTIFACTS—Free lecture by Dean Shaw of the Boise BLM District as part of Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Celebration Park, 5000 Victory Lane., Melba, 208-495-2745.
Sports & 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 MAY 6 Festivals & Events ANNUAL FAIR TRADE ORIENTAL RUG EVENT—See Wednesday. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Hyde Park Mennonite Fellowship, 1520 N. 12th St., Boise.
Screen BOISE MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS—Independent and locally shot music videos. 8 p.m. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th, Boise, 208-343-0886, www.neurolux.com.
Literature BRYAN DAVIS WITH STARLIGHTER—See Wednesday. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Family Christian Bookstore, 8085 Fairview Ave., Boise.
Talks & Lectures ECO-HOUSE DESIGN COMPETITION INTERLUDE—Presentations by Scott Larson and Sharon Patterson on affordable yet sustainable housing with special focus on volunteer-built projects. 6 p.m. FREE. The Pioneer Building, 106 N. Sixth St. (third ﬂoor), Boise. FETTUCCINE FORUM— Forum about the history and cultural life of Boise and the Treasure Valley. Complimentary appetizers are served and fettuccine is available for $5. The topic is Pink Flamingos: Bad art, bad history, and the meaning of memorable things with Todd Shallat. 5 p.m. FREE, Rose Room. 718 W. Idaho St., Boise. 208-433-5670. www.parklaneco. com/roseroom.
LIQUID FORUM—Join in a discussion showcasing a different local nonproﬁt each month with a silent auction and local music. Hosted by Liquid Lounge and United Vision for Idaho. Beneﬁtting the National Association of Social Workers with music from Blaze ‘N’ Kelly. 5-7:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-287-5379, www. liquidboise.com.
Food & Drink TEQUILA CRAWL— Sample a different tequila from China Blue, Front Door, Gustos, Mack & Charlies, Reef, Roddy’s and Tom Grainey’s, and get your pass stamped to get a free tequila-crawl shirt. See Picks on Page 18. 4 p.m. FREE. Old Boise, Sixth and Main streets, Boise.
Literature BRYAN DAVIS WITH STARLIGHTER—Young adult author Bryan Davis will read and sign Starlighter, a young adult fantasy novel from the new Dragons of Starlight series. 4 p.m. FREE. Family Christian Bookstore, 8085 Fairview Ave. www.watercoolerboise.com.
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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 IDAHO’S KEY ROLE IN THE EXTENSION OF EQUAL PROTECTION TO WOMEN—Lecture by Judge Stephen S. Trott. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-334-2120, www.idahohistory.net.
FAN FEST—An evening of fun, substance abuse prevention, education and safety awareness. The Boise Police Rock Band, Johnny Law, performs at 9 p.m. followed by a ﬁreworks show. 6 p.m. FREE. Hawks Memorial Stadium, 5600 N. Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-322-5000, www.boisehawks.com.
U.S. GEOLOGY AND 19TH CENTURY SETTLEMENT—Free lecture by Terry Maley as part of Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month. 7 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-362-0181, www.adalib.org.
On Stage STAR WARPS: MAY THE FARCE BE WITH YOU—Watch Luke Warmwater and Ham Rolo as they defend the galaxy against the malevolent Dark Vapors and his army of Storm Droopers. 7:15 p.m. $7-$13. Prairie Dog Playhouse, 3820 Cassia St., Boise, 208-336-7383, www. pdplayhouse.com.
Odds & Ends GOLDFISH RACING— Goldﬁsh are placed in a raingutter, and it’s your job to urge them on toward the other end by blowing through a straw. Winner gets a big efﬁn’ bar tab and their ﬁsh. 10 p.m. FREE. Mack and Charlie’s, 507 W. Main St., Boise, 208-8309977, www.mackandcharlies. com.
Art THE ART OF HEALTH—An openhouse setting where attendees can sit back to enjoy tea and a free acupuncture treatment while learning about the amazing and expanding world of natural medicine. Hosted by Kristen and Tony Burris. 5-7 p.m. FREE. American Acupuncture Center, 450 W. State St., Ste. 250, Eagle, 208-938-1277, www. americanacu.com.
TEAM TRIVIA NIGHT—8 p.m. FREE. Bad Irish, 199 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-338-8939, www. badirish.com.
FRIDAY MAY 7
FIRST FRIDAY ART IN EAGLE— Take a stroll through downtown Eagle and visit local merchants and galleries along the way. First Friday invites the public to stop in to shops and enjoy a drink, art and music. Held in downtown Eagle. 4-9 p.m. Downtown Eagle.
Festivals & Events ANNUAL FAIR TRADE ORIENTAL RUG EVENT—See Wednesday. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Hyde Park Mennonite Fellowship, 1520 N. 12th St., Boise.
FIRST FRIDAY ARTIST GALLERY—Woodriver Cellars highlights a different local artist every month and hosts the featured artist to present and discuss their art. On the ﬁrst Friday of the month, guests enjoy the scenery of the winery, art, live music, food and awardwinning wines. 6-10 p.m. FREE. Woodriver Cellars, 3705 N. Hwy. 16, Eagle, 208-286-9463, www. woodrivercellars.com.
BUILDING A GREENER IDAHO CELEBRATION—Kick-off party for the Idaho Green Expo. Music by Steve Fulton and Tim Willis, Shiny Shoe Bob and Scot Oliver. 5 p.m. $5. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208385-0111, www.thelinenbuilding. com.
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GRAND OPENING—Art, music, food and drinks. Tour the gallery and see new studios for rent. 4-8 p.m. FREE. Gaia Studios and Gallery, 237 N. First St., Eagle.
Sports & Fitness BOISE FIT EXPO—Bodybuilding and ﬁtness expo with info booths, product demos and lectures from the experts. 4-8 p.m. FREE. Qwest Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-424-2200 or box ofﬁce 208-331-8497, www.qwestarenaidaho.com.
Odds & Ends AN EVENING IN WONDERLAND—Music by Johnny Shoes and guests, food by 3 Girls Catering, silent auction, estate sale and no-host bar with proceeds to beneﬁt Friends In Action’s local programs for seniors. 5-9 p.m. $15. The Shabby House, 4906 W. State St., Boise, 208-8531005, www.theshabbyhouse. com. MILK THE MOMENT TOUR— Pose for celebrity-inspired souvenir milk mustache photos to enter the Milk the Moment contest for a trip to San Francisco for a family dinner with milk mustache celebrity and chef Tyler Florence. Milk samples from local dairies on site. 10 a.m.-noon. FREE. Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-384-4125, www. zooboise.org.
SATURDAY MAY 8 Festivals & Events ANNUAL FAIR TRADE ORIENTAL RUG EVENT—See Wednesday. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Hyde Park Mennonite Fellowship, 1520 N. 12th St., Boise. BEACH PARTY—Lead-up to Boise Pride. 8 p.m. FREE. Sin, 1124 W. Front St., Boise, 208342-3375, www.sinboise.com. CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKET—Open-air market with all manner of local food and products, from fresh vegetables to fresh doughnuts, all served from the freshest of vendors. Live music acts, plus local arts and crafts. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. FREE. Downtown at Eighth and Idaho streets, Boise. HONOR SOCIETY YARD SALE AND CAR WASH—Fundraiser for the school library. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. West Junior High School, 711 N. Curtis Road, Boise, 208854-6450, www.boiseschools. org. WORLD FAIR TRADE DAY—A chance to raise awareness for issues of global fair trade with deals and information on all manner of products. See Picks on Page 18. FREE. Dunia Marketplace (formerly Ten Thousand Villages), 1609 N. 13th St., Boise, 208-333-0535, boise. tenthousandvillages.com.
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STAR WARPS: MAY THE FARCE BE WITH YOU—See Friday. $7-$13. Prairie Dog Playhouse, 3820 Cassia St., Boise, 208336-7383, www.pdplayhouse. com.
Workshops & Classes Concerts FACULTY ARTIST SERIES— Classical performances by eight Boise State faculty instrumentalists without a conductor. 7:30 p.m. $5. Free for students. Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise State campus, Boise, 208-426-1609.
Today thru Sat, May 8 Over 300 handknotted rugs made by fairly paid adults
BODACIOUS BOTANY—Learn about native plants and invasive weeds on a hike, use a microscope to study plant cells, dissect ﬂowers and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise, 208-514-3755, www. cityofboise.org/parks/foothills.
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to live piano music and watching a hat parade. Limited seating by advanced reservation. 2 p.m. $15. Helina Marie’s Wine and Gift Shop, 11053 Hwy. 44, Star, 208-286-7960, www.helinamaries.com.
MILK MUSTACHE MOBILE TOUR—Pose for celebrityinspired souvenir milk mustache photos to enter the Milk the Moment contest to win a trip to San Francisco for a family dinner with milk mustache celebrity and chef Tyler Florence. Milk samples from local dairies on site. 711:30 a.m. FREE. Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Race for the Cure, 4355 Emerald St. #110, Boise, 208-384-0013, www.boiseraceforthecure.org. MOTHER’S DAY TEA PARTY— Helina Marie’s offers its fourth annual opportunity to enjoy all manner of ﬁnger foods whilst lounging like a queen, listening
12TH ANNUAL SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE—Race, but you know, for the cure. Register at www.race.komenboise.org. 7 a.m. $35.The Atrium at Albertsons/SUPERVALU Headquarters, 250 Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-384-0013, www.boiseraceforthecure.org. BOISE FIT EXPO—See Friday. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Qwest Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-424-2200 or box ofﬁce 208-331-8497, www. qwestarenaidaho.com.
BONSAI SHOW AND DEMO— The Boise Bonsai Society will present a day-long show of unique Bonsai specimens. Watch demonstrations throughout the day in a hands-on workshop. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. Far West Landscape and Garden, 5728 W. State St., Boise, 208-853-4000.
Citizen STAMP OUT HUNGER FOOD DRIVE—Leave a nonperishable food donation with your mail. The donations are donated to the Idaho Foodbank and other Idaho nonproﬁts dedicated to ﬁghting hunger. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Idaho Foodbank, 3562 S. TK Ave., Boise, 208-336-964, www. idahofoodbank.org.
Kids & Teens LIMELIGHT NIGHT HIP-HOP DANCE—Hip-hop dancing for teenagers and all ages every Saturday night at the Limelight. No smoking in the building and no alcohol in the dance center. 10 p.m. $8. Limelight, 3575 E. Copper Point Way, Meridian, 208898-9425, www.limelightboise. com.
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Free Rug seminar May 6th, 7pm. Call 208 333-0535 for details.
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INTERNATIONAL MIGRATORY BIRD DAY—Learn to identify birds, be super-awesome by dressing like a bird of prey and see movies about raptor conservation around the world. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $7. World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane, Boise, 208-362-8687, www.peregrinefund.org.
SUNDAY MAY 9 Literature Event held at:
BOISE NOVEL ORCHARD— Writers meet on the second and fourth Sunday of the month to edit, critique and encourage the continuation of their work. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Bookshop, 7079 Overland Road, Boise, 208-376-4229, www. rediscoveredbookshop.com.
Hyde Park Mennonite Fellowship 1520 N. 12th, Boise Event hours:
Wed 10–8; Thu 10–9; Fri 10–8; Sat 10–6 Dunia will also be celebrating World Fair Trade Day at: • Fair Trade Market at the Idaho Green Expo – May 8–9 Boise Centre on the Grove • Fair Trade Market at the Mennonite Relief Sale – May 8, 8–3 College Church of the Nazarene in Nampa Free Divine Chocolate bar with purchase
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MOTHER’S DAY BLACK DOG WALK—Everyone is invited to walk their black dogs to bring awareness to black dog syndrome. Dogs that are not black are welcome also, but are asked to wear something black to show solidarity. Shelters and rescue groups will be at the Ram with black dogs and puppies looking for homes. 1 p.m. FREE. The Ram, 709 E. Park Blvd., Boise, 208-345-2929, www.theram. com.
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TARA MORGAN It’s a magical moment, under the still glow of red lights, watching the corners of an image appear as you swirl a piece of photo paper in a vinegary vat of developer. For many budding shutterbugs, that moment ﬁrst happens in a school photography class. In the Boise School District, for example, all secondary schools (except one) have photography programs to teach kids the art of aperture, f-stop and shutter speed. So when Alexa Howell from the subterranean Alexa Rose Gallery needed to collect 1,000 photos for an upcoming photo collage exhibition, she knew just where to whites done for class assignments and others turn: the Boise School District’s Art Cottage. are unmarked colorful randoms collected “We’re the art department for the school from photographers in the community. The district, so we help facilitate the curriculum and the programs out of here,” explained Art subject matter varies widely—a blurry cat, Chuck Taylors on an escalator, a dude on a Cottage art consultant Cathy Mansell. “We porch. Once they’ve all been examined, the have resources. We have things people can check out in order for people to do projects— photographs will then be arranged in a stillto-be-determined pattern by artist and local mask forms and balloons and printmaking materials, brayers. The school doesn’t have to Anthropologie window designer Lisa Arnold. “Right now my ﬁrst thought, because buy their own stuff. They can check stuff out there are different rooms, is having a from here and reuse it.” Mansell got her start in the Art Cottage— black-and-white room, a red-toned room, a cool-toned room and greens and blues in a smallish space ﬁlled with hundreds of one room. I feel that will be the easiest to books and art prints located inside Frank colorblock it out to have it make sense,” said Church High School—in the 1970s, when Arnold. “We have such a large amount of it was situated in an actual three-story cotphotos, it should tage. For the last four be pretty impactdecades, she has helped ful walking in and coordinate artistic being surrounded by partnerships like the them.” one with Alexa Rose. Howell and her From exhibitions in ofson, Clarke, meticuﬁce buildings to murals lously catalogued downtown, the Art each of the photos Cottage helps young artsubmitted, about ists gain exposure in the 1,200 in total, community. listing the name, “This is the ﬁrst contact information time we’ve ever done an and selling price for exclusive-to-photography every piece. On the exhibit, so everybody’s First Thursday, May 6, 5-9 p.m. exhibit’s opening really excited about GALLERY ALEXA ROSE night, First Thursthe potential for that 280 N. Eighth St., Ste. 118 day, May 6, from because photography is 5-9 p.m., visitors changing so much with will have the opdigital technology,” said portunity to pull photos they like off the wall Mansell. “The kids still love the magic of the darkroom, so you still see what kids can come and purchase them on the spot. Howell and Arnold hope that this exhibition, with its up with using photograms and pinhole camdiverse pool of attendees—students, parents, eras and light exposed prints … that magic teachers, local photographers—and wide doesn’t happen on the computer screen.” Browsing through the large box of submis- array of subject matter, will help raise some much needed funds for the gallery space. sions in her downtown apartment, Howell “We’ve been wanting to buy new lights pulls out stack after stack of submitted phofor the gallery, but they’re expensive so tos, most of them gathered from Boise public school students. Some are mounted black-and- we’ve been trying to ﬁgure out ways to raise WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
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money,” said Arnold. “So, we focused on something that everyone can do: a picture ... We made it mandatory to price it under $20, so then they’re really obtainable.” Not only is the show ﬁnancially accessible to visitors, it’s also an approachable opportunity for new photographers. For local amateur photographer Jessica Pallante, who works at Flying M Coffeehouse, the photo exhibition is a chance to wade rather than dive into the waters of showing her work publicly. “I’ve taken pictures. It’s been a great hobby and fascination of mine since I was about 13. I like a lot of the urban and grafﬁti aspects of things downtown, seeing things a different way than most people would, catching something before it disappears,” said Pallante. “I haven’t really tried to get my name out there before, and I thought that it would be a great opportunity to try.” Pallante was one of few from the community to respond to Alexa Rose’s call for photographers. Without help from the Art Cottage and students in Boise School District photography classes, the exhibition might not have happened. “We almost didn’t have it,” said Howell. “It went from a great idea that didn’t happen to a great idea that happened but in a different way. It’s just terriﬁc.” But sadly, due to sweeping budget cuts in the school district, future collaborations like this one may be in jeopardy. After 40 years working at the Boise School District, Mansell was recently laid off—with no one slated to ﬁll her position. Though she explained that the Art Cottage will remain open as an art supply resource center, she said it is uncertain who will coordinate all of the various art shows and community collaborations to which Boise school students have become so accustomed. “It’s not that I’m bitter, but I’m sad because I know how important art is to the education of the whole child,” said Mansell. “So many jobs out there in life require the arts. It’s what gives us our humanity.”
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THE ADELMANN EVENT CENTER—Music, wine tasting by 1 Woodriver Cellars and ar t from Dee
BASQUE MUSEUM AND CUL2 TURAL CENTER—Free admission to the museum and tours of the
Miller, Ann Winslow, Naomi Elton, Joy Cobbs and Christine Howard. Each of the featured ar tists use both oil and water mediums. 622 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-287-3296.
Cyrus Jacobs/Uberuaga house starting at 6:30 p.m. Jam session with local musicians 5:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. 611 Grove St., Boise, 208-3432671, www.basquemuseum.com.
THE BASQUE MARKET—Buy one get one free house wine or sangria. Spring tapas, including lamb, chupachups, and piquillo and cheese croquetas. 608 W. Grove St., Boise,
DRAGONFLY—Sarongs are on sale. Normally $16.95, get two for $25. All dresses 20 percent off. 414 W. Main St., Boise, 208-338-9234, www.gama-go.com.
PENGILLY’S—The Frim Fram Four. 8:45 p.m. FREE. 513 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-6344.
FLYING M COFFEEHOUSE— 3 Ar twork by Cody Evans, a graphic designer and illustrator straight
LEKU ONA—Display of Basque 5 ar t “Lauburu Ar t” by Marianne Schaffeld and family, which includes;
out of Boise State. See Downtown News on Page 26. 500 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-345-4320.
ceramic ornaments and candle holders, etched glasses, wooden canes and walking sticks as well as photographs of the Basque countr y. Music by Amuma Says No! 117 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-345-6665, www.iparagon.com/lekuona.
UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO INTEGRATED DESIGN LAB—U.S. Green Building Council Idaho Chapter Emerging Professionals 2010 Eco-House Design Competition. Event speakers at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Food and beverages will be provided. 6:30 p.m. FREE. 108 N. Sixth St., Boise, 208-343-7851.
MCU SPORTS—Frisbee disc golf clinic. Beginners welcome. 6-7 p.m. 822 W. Jefferson St., Boise, 208342-7734, www.mcuspor ts.com.
IDAHO INDIE WORKS—Music 4 from Greg Bridges. Meet-thear tist event with Sarah Christensen from 52 Freckles and Steven Dexter from Innovative Designs. 106 N. Sixth St., Boise.
AIR AT EIGHTH STREET MARKETPLACE AT 6 BODO—Ar tist-in-residence program. Jany Rae Seda will be painting with oils, continuing her “Grain Elevators of Idaho” series from 5-7 p.m. Suzanne Chetwood will be painting highly saturated and vibrant Idaho landforms in acr ylic from her perspective as a rock climber. Brooke Bur ton will offer a tour of her inspiration, process and ar twork. 404 S. Eighth St., Mercantile Building, Boise, 208-338-5212, www.eighthstreetmarketplace.com. AIR AT RENEWAL—Visual ar tist Earl Swope 7 will be collaborating with ﬁve other ar tists, including per formers and ﬁlmmakers, to create an installation. 517 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208338-5444. ATOMIC TREASURES—Celebrating reuse 8 with an eclectic mix of vintage retro and found objects. Featured ar tist Maite IribarrenGorrindo. Collages and altered ar t pieces are inspired by Maite’s love of dance and life. A special guest Brian Floyd with his original watercolor and a new line of rock ar t T-shir ts. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-344-0811, atomictreasures.com. BOISE ART MUSEUM—Studio Ar t Explora9 tion: Explore the variety of ways ar tists depict circles in the ar twork on view in “Full Circle,” then make your own circular ar twork. Ar t Talk: Ar tist Surel Mitchell speaks about works for the exhibition “Full Circle: Selections from the Permanent Collection.” 10 a.m.-9 p.m. FREE. 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-3458330, www.boisear tmuseum.org.
A Mexican Cultural Celebration
CASA DEL SOL—Celebrate First Thursday with live music and $2 tacos. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-287-3660. EDWARDS BOISE DOWNTOWN STADIUM 9—Preview par ty. Check out the upcoming ﬂicks. 7-8 p.m. FREE. 760 Broad St., Boise, 208-338-3821. HAPPY FISH SUSHI AND MAR10 TINI BAR—Local Photographer Patrick Sweeney will be the featured local ar tist of the month for May. Happy Hour drink specials all evening to celebrate Sweeney’s show opener. 855 Broad St., Boise, 208-343-4810, www. happyﬁshsushi.com. HAIRLINES—Stop in and make an appointment for a new spring do by Lulu. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-383-9009. HELLY HANSEN—Tr y on a pair of shoes and receive 10 percent off any regularly priced apparel. 860 W. Broad St., Boise, 208-342-2888. IDAHO STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM— 11 Idaho’s Historic Gems. Opening reception for photo contest and exhibit. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-334-2120, www.idahohistor y.net/museum.html. QUE PASA—Hand-car ved saints and virgins, black potter y, silver jewelr y, suns and moons, fairies and dragons in steel. Mirrors, stoneware and more. Special guest Jammin’ Gena’s Designer Jams and Jellies, who will bring samples. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-385-9018. SNAKE RIVER WINERY—Twenty percent discount with purchase of a case of wine. 786 W. Broad St., Boise, 208-345-9463.
Cultural Entertainment, Artisans, Food and Beverages
THE STYLISH STORK—Free stroller demos. 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-336-5655.
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AMERICAN CLOTHING GALLERY—Featuring gift ideas for Mother’s Day. All Nomination classic charms for your bracelets are 40 percent off while supply lasts. 100 N. Eighth St., Ste. 121A, Boise, 208-433-0872.
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1ST THURSDAY/LISTINGS ARTISAN OPTICS—Ar tisan Optics presents: Mykita, the Berlin-based luxur y eyewear brand described as a mix of industrial design and poetic elegance, handmade with the patented screwless hinge system. With musical guest Mel Wade. 190 N. Eighth St., Boise. 208-338-0500
BASEMENT GALLERY— Work by the British painter Jane Andrews paired with the sculptures of Austin, Texas-based ceramist James Tisdale. The galler y is also showing work by Boise-based ar tists Molly Hill, John Taye and Tarmo Watia, and British ar tists Janet Waring and Charlotte Snook. 928 W. Main St., Boise, 208-333-0309. BERRYHILL AND CO. RESTAURANT—Wine tasting by Sawtooth Winer y. Music by Ken Harris and Rico Weisman. 6:30 p.m. 121 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208-387-3553, www.berr yhillandco.com.
BRICK OVEN BISTRO—Live music by Rebecca Wright. FREE. 801 N. Main St., Boise, 208342-3456, www.brickovenbistro.com. CHEERS—Gifts, animal planters, travel accessories, key chains, pins, recipe ﬁles, journals, personalized stationer y and more. 828 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-342-1805. CHOCOLAT BAR—Woodriver Cellars will be pairing wine with chocolates. 805 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-338-7771, www. thechocolatbar.com. D.L. EVANS BANK— 13 Green Expo kickoff par ty and open house. Lithographs by local ar tist Sandy Marostica. Appetizers by Bitter Creek Ale House and wines by Three Horse Ranch Vineyards. 213 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208-3311399.
ART WALK Locations featuring artists
THE ECLECTIC ART 14 STORE—Refreshments and the unveiling of ar tist Rob Lyngaas’ large study of Mark Boyle’s afterglow. 280 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-344-2191. EIGHTH STREET MICRO 15 MALL—Eighth Street Micro Mall. Five different stores, each featuring a different ar tist. The C Store with drawings by Matt Blout; Bricolage with “Let’s See What Develops” expressing a love for the polaroid with photos by Leila Rader; Sibb Custom Rides Designer Skate Boutique, ar tist Conrad Garner; Dead Bird Galler y, original photography by Wayne Crans; and The Box in the Basement, collage ar t by Luna Michelle. 280 N. Eighth St., Boise. ELLA’S ROOM—See the new space and get 20 percent off all regularly priced items for First Thursday. 216 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-331-3552. IDAHO ADVANTAGE CREDIT UNION—Fundraiser for Marian Pritchett School at Booth Memorial selling Mother’s Day candy bouquets. 6-8 p.m. 249 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208-3425660. LISK GALLERY— 16 Landscape paintings by Carl Rowe. Plus wilderness and landscape photography by Mark Lisk, and paintings on aluminum by Jerri Lisk. Wine sampling from Sawtooth Winer y and chocolates from local company Dream Chocolate. 850 W. Main St., Boise, 208-342-3773, www.liskgaller y.com. MAI THAI—Buy two entrees and get a free appetizer up to $6.95. Also enjoy happy hour specials two-for-one drinks from 5-6:30 p.m. and then again from 9-10 p.m. 750 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-344-8424, www. maithaigroup.com. OLD CHICAGO—Kids eat free. Karaoke from 10 p.m.-close in the bar. 730 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-363-0037, www. oldchicago.com. PIE HOLE—Sleepy Seeds show on the patio. $1 PBRs. 205 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3447783, www.pieholeusa.com. PIONEER TENT—Idaho Indie Works. Head over to the Pioneer Tent Building on Sixth and Main streets in downtown Boise for a collection of Boise local’s handmade creations, including jewelr y, dolls, stationer y, glass works and more. Free wine tasting and live music. 5-9 p.m. Sixth and Main streets, Boise. SOLEMATES—Check out the new spring sandals collection. 120 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208433-9394.
1. Adelmann Event Center 2. Basque Museum and Cultural Center 3. Flying M Coffeehouse
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10. Happy Fish Sushi and Mar tini Bar
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11. Idaho State Historical Museum
18. Alaska Building 19. Ar t Source Building
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13. D.L. Evans Bank
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6. Eighth Street Marketplace
14. The Eclectic Ar t Store
22. The Galler y at the Linen Building
7. Renewal Building
15. Eighth Street Micro Mall
23. The Modern
8. Atomic Treasures
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THOMAS HAMMER—Ar t by Rick Walters. 298 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-433-8004, www. hammercoffee.com. WARD HOOPER 17 GALLERY—Ar t featuring bikes and dogs. Wine tasting. 745 W. Idaho St., Boise., 208866-4627, www.wardhooper. com.
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AIR AT ALASKA 18 BUILDING—Anna Weber and Eliza Fernand present Wannamake. Wannamake will lay the groundwork for public programs that will offer sewing, animating, collaging, costuming, painting, ceramacizing, and other crafting processes. A newsletter/calendar will be available, debrieﬁng their upcoming events, skill-shares and hours of operation. Find out more at www.wannamakethings. com. 1020 Main St., Boise. ART SOURCE GAL19 LERY—Heather Mingus, “Ar tistr y in Gourds.” Music by Spudman, wine from Indian Creek Winer y, beer from Brewforia. 1015 W. Main St., Boise, 208-331-3374, www.ar tsourcegaller y.com. BROWN’S GALLERY— 20 Ever ything in the galler y is discounted, and they will be closing out mat boards, frames and many other items from the back room. 1022 Main St., Boise, 208-342-6661. GALLERY 601—Join us 21 for an evening of “Golf.” The ar twork of South Carolina ar tist Linda Har tough will be featured this May. Har tough is the only ar tist sanctioned by the USGA and the Championship Committee of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. Also this evening the galler y will be featuring the “Tailgater,” a bike being built (in Bronco colors) for the “Boise Bicycle Project.” This bike, along with others, will be auctioned off later this month. Woodriver will be pouring wines. To preview this show visit www. galler y601.com. 211 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-336-5899, www. galler y601.com. THE GALLERY AT THE 22 LINEN BUILDING— Fixed gear bicycle display and contest, hip-hop/breakdance/ grafﬁti ar t happening, Boise State student ar tist exhibition and per formances by Boise Rock School and TRICA Leap Troupe. 5-9 p.m. 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111, www. thelinenbuilding.com. MODERN HOTEL AND 23 BAR—For the third annual Modern Ar t Event, the Modern is opening its rooms for ar tists to display, show, create live or per form their work. See Ar ts on Page 32. 1314 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-4248244. THE RECORD EXCHANGE—$2 off any used CD or DVD more than $5.99. In the coffee shop, all 12-oz. espresso drinks are only $2 and get $2 off any sale gift item more than $5.99. 1105 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208344-8010, www.therecordexchange.com.
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I spy with my little eye, something strange from Cody Evans.
COME ON, BABY, LET’S GO DOWNTOWN Move over Luke, a new sharpshooter has moved into the chain steakhouse’s former home—the Adelmann Event Center. The three-story Adelmann Building on the corner of Capitol Boulevard and Main Street—which currently houses Le Cafe de Paris, Catacomb and Tully’s—is owned by Karen and Dave Buich, who also own Woodriver Cellars in Eagle. The duo recently restored the 104-year-old event space, making sure to preserve “a modern yet San Francisco Gold Rush feel” for wedding rentals, corporate events and fundraisers. On First Thursday, May 5, you can check out the new digs while sipping on wine from Woodriver Cellars and checking out art from Dee Miller, Ann Winslow, Naomi Elton, Joy Cobbs and Christine Howard. 622 W. Idaho St., 208-287-3296, theadelmann.com. If you’re in more of a brew-ding mood, skulk over to Flying M Coffeehouse for a dark new exhibit by Cody Evans, a graphic designer and recent Boise State grad who studied under Bill Carman. A number of Evans’ pieces feature the ever-popular animal-heads-on-human-bodies motif, but Evans takes it a step further, adding in spooky steam punk ﬂourishes and a ghostly color palette. Last fall, Evans’ work was on display at the Basement Gallery’s 13th annual X-mas X-hibition, alongside other Flying M alum Kelly Knopp and John Padlo. 500 W. Idaho St., 208-345-4320, ﬂyingmcoffee.com. In anticipation of the Idaho Green Expo Saturday, May 8-Sunday, May 9 (see Picks Page 18 for more info), DL Evans Bank is hosting a Green Expo kickoff party and open house. On First Thursday, May 5, the bank’s downtown branch at 213 N. Ninth St. will pop open a bubbly bottle of local. While perusing work from local non-toxic lithograph artist Sandy Marostica, chow down on locally sourced apps from Bittercreek Ale House and sip local wine from 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards. 213 N. Ninth St., 208-331-1399, dlevans.com. —Tara Morgan WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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Abbey Road, Rain is offering a tribute for the ages. 7:30 p.m. $33-$48. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4261609, mc.boisestate.edu.
TRANSPORTATION PLAN OPEN HOUSE—Communities in Motion is the long-range transportation plan for Ada and Canyon counties. It describes how Ada and Canyon counties are likely to grow over the next 20-plus years and outlines the transportation system planned to accommodate that growth. 4 p.m. FREE. Boise Senior Activity Center, 690 Robinson Road, Garden City, 208-345-9921.
Workshops & Classes
TUESDAY MAY 11
On Stage RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES—The Beatles are coming to Boise! Well, not the real Beatles, but a group that sounds damn like them. Rain covers the Fab Four from the earliest beginnings through the psychedelic late ’60s and their longhaired hippie, hard-rocking rooftop days. Beatlemaniacs will get to sing along to such favorites as “Let It Be,” “Hey Jude,” “Come Together” and more. From Ed Sullivan to
FOOD FORAGING—Alex Hartman, a mycologist (exotic mushroom hunter), and other expert food foragers will discuss how and where to ﬁnd free food in Idaho. See Picks on Page 18. 7 p.m. FREE. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, www. boisepubliclibrary.org.
POETRY READING—Poetry host Scott Berge invites poets to share their own work or favorite poems during a fun night of poetry readings. Sign up at 6:30 p.m. and start waxing poetic at 7 p.m. For more information, email ScottBerge@live.com. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Alia’s Coffeehouse, 908 W. Main St., Boise, 208338-1299.
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Talks & Lectures BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES—The Civil Rights Movement presented by Jill Gill. Noon-1 p.m. FREE for Friends of the Historical Museum; nonmember fees are $3 youth (6-12), $4 seniors; $5 adults; children 6 and younger FREE. Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 N. Julia Davis Dr., 208-3342120, www.idahohistory.net.
Citizen POLITICAL CANDIDATE FORUM—Features candidates running for Idaho Senate, House of Representatives and Ada County Commission seats in District #14. Public is invited to presubmit questions to gretchen@ eaglechamber.com. Steve Scranton will also speak on whether Main Street is experiencing the same economic recovery that the national statistics indicate. 11:30 a.m. FREE. $15 w/lunch. Eagle Nazarene Church, 1001 W. State St., Eagle, 208-939-0661.
Odds & Ends BALLISTIC BEER PONG—10 p.m. FREE. Bad Irish, 199 N. Eighth St., 208-338-8939, www. badirish.com.
SOCRATES CAFE— Interested in life’s greater questions? Join a group of active and engaged listeners who meet every week to discuss burning questions like “what is the standard of beauty,” “are happiness and pleasure the same thing.” Whatever is on ones mind, the group votes on a question and the discussion begins. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 7-8:45 p.m. FREE. Papa Joe’s, 1301 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-344-7272, www.papajoesboise.com.
Talks & Lectures
Calls to Artists
SOCIAL MEDIA CONFERENCE—A review of social media strategies proven effective for organizations and discuss how social media is changing the dynamics of human communication through presenting ﬁndings of recent scholarly studies that examine trends in the industry. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $5 students. $25 nonproﬁts. $50 businesses. Boise State Student Union Hatch Ballroom, Boise.
TEAM TRIVIA NIGHT—8 p.m. FREE. Bad Irish, 199 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-338-8939, www. badirish.com.
Sports & Fitness
OUTDOOR INSTALLATIONS FOR TIMBER AT SUN VALLEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS— Propose a temporary outdoor artwork that incorporates the trees on the property, yet keeps the space open for events. The selected artist will receive a $500 honorarium plus $250 for materials and labor. The installation will remain up through the summer and will be deinstalled by the artist and Center staff during the week following Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2010. For more info or to apply, contact email@example.com Through May 14. Sun Valley Center for the Arts, 191 5th St. E., Ketchum, 208-726-9491, www.sunvalleycenter.org.
WEDNESDAY MAY 12
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.
Odds & Ends
DROP-IN WRITING WORKSHOP—Twice a month, authors and teachers Malia Collins and Adrian Kien offers writers of all levels a chance to create and share work in a friendly, informal atmosphere. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-331-8000, www. thecabinidaho.org.
BOISE UKULELE GROUP— Instruction and a chance to jam. All levels, beginning to advanced, welcome with no age limit and no fees. All that’s needed is a willingness to learn and play ukulele music. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Meadow Lakes Village Senior Center, 650 Arbor Circle, Meridian. www.boiseukulelegroup.com
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FLOBOTS FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT Hip-hop progressives pledge ‘Survival’ with latest album PATRICK FLANARY “We had outsold Hannah Montana,” says Flobots’ co-frontman Jamie Laurie aka Jonny 5. “In Denver,” he quickly adds. Topping the kiddie character’s ticket sales was no easy feat, but the Mile High City is the Flobots’ hometown. Disney Channel be damned. During one week in 2008, everything started to fall into place for the Denver music Based on these pensive expressions, the Flobots must be thinking about ultraconservatives. scene’s new sextet. Flobots’ ﬁrst album, Fight With Tools, debuted at No. 3 on Billboard’s and being involved, and people were hungry guitars and rhythm section overpower otherrap and alternative rock charts by way of for that sort of thing after our shows,” says wise catchy songs “White Flag Warrior” and KROQ and a late-night television perfor“Infatuation,” and the message gets lost in mance of the single “Handlebars.” The band Roberts. the mix. Producer Mario “Mario C” Caldato Flobots does more than deliver lip headed out on an American tour, followed clearly wants Flobots to sound aggressive, service—these activists mobilize their by an invasion of places like Dublin, Paris but the band’s ﬁnest moments happen when movement by teaching music at the Denver and Amsterdam, which garnered Flobots a they’re not working to ﬁll every bit of space. Children’s Home and maintaining a greenworldwide fanbase by year’s end. This concept album about American arfriendly community center in the heart of Two years later, Survival Story reprerogance is in good hands with Mario C, who Denver’s River North Art District. While sents make-it-or-break-it time for Flobots. produced the 1992 Beastie Boys masterpiece on tour prior to Obama’s election, the band If Fight with Tools was Flobots arming for Check Your Head. The Beastie Boys classic registered hordes of young voters and even battle, Survival Story is the band’s shockplayed the Democratic National Convention. demonstrates what live instrumentation did and-awe attack on American apathy. The for hip-hop almost 20 years ago. And they’re not down with the whole Tea band’s growth is evident halfway through “I think Flobots have a unique sound and Party thing—Flobots also operate the Fight the new record, which divides its themes with Tools Institute, which encourages young have a good chance at being noticed if people between a rant on Earth’s destruction and just listen,” Mario C observes. people to challenge the ultraconservative a commentary on a soldier’s demons. (“I “Good Soldier” and “Airplane Mode” was rushed to a new landscape / And ripped movement and create social change through make for some of Flobots’ best work. Here away from family scraped into a politician’s art and cultural expression. the band strips away some of the electricity, “Their commitment to investing in the mistake,” raps Jonny 5 on “Good Soldier.”) allowing Roberts’ stunning vocals and viola community and using their success as musiSurvival Story brings something more ento shine more than on the previous album. cians to improve the community is so unusugaging, more biting from this hip-hop crew The precision of Kenny Ortiz’s ﬁrecracker al,” says Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, of live musicians. snare, Andy Guerrero’s gritty Chili Pepperswho recognized Flo“The last album style riffs and Jesse Walker’s hammering bass bots with the Mayor’s was about slogans, line sounds more effective and measured this Award for Excellence and that was deliberTuesday, May 11, with Trouble Andrew and in the Arts in February. time around. ate,” says Jonny 5. Champagne Champagne, 8 p.m., $15-$38. “They treat each other with an egoless “They demonstrate “This time we said, KNITTING FACTORY very pointedly that we love and make every attempt to bring the ‘No, we want to go 416 S. Ninth St., 208-367-1212 best out of each other,” says Greg McRae, can all be part of the deeper, we want to be bo.knittingfactory.com who engineered Flobots’ ﬁrst album. “The solution.” more nuanced. Let’s band was democratically involved through “Super Hero”— tell stories.’” Survival Story’s stand- its evolution.” Survival Story tells These socially conscious rockers could out track—coldly confronts the challenges more like a diary. With a nod to Jay-Z and a have easily recycled their sound this time domestic partners face every day (“When it hat tip to Al Gore, emcees Jonny 5 and Brer Rabbit trade tirades on global warming in the come to populations to disparage / Gaza’s on around, but that would have contradicted the message of change the band advocates to its the list right below gay marriage,” raps Brer album’s opening rhymes: “Sandbags, bring audiences around the world. Rabbit), while “Defend Atlantis” chillingly ’em out / It’s hard to yell with the Atlantic in “We want to have as many bullets as poswarns, “The world is an island now.” your mouth.” Mackenzie Roberts’ rapid-ﬁre sible,” says Jonny 5, “and I think we’ve got a Survival Story cracks open the Flobots’ viola bow strokes and angelic vocals in songs fully loaded album.” like “Good Soldier” solidify Flobots’ musical arsenal and reveals more of what the ﬁrst album lacked: breathing room. At times the relevance and political awareness in an era sharp, thoughtful lyrics get somewhat lost fatigued by war. A version of this article originally ran in in the occasionally bloated production. The “We’re really into speaking our minds the Orlando Weekly. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
Equaleyes: “Hey, can we get a push?”
CROSS YOUR T’S AND DOT YOUR EQUALEYES; RIPCHAIN TEARS IT UP; WHO WILL BE THE LAST BAND STANDING? In a blink, pop/rock/experimental/jammers Equaleyes will celebrate the release of their new CD with a show at Knitting Factory on Saturday, May 22. By then, they will have racked up a few miles in their van with shows in Northern Idaho and Washington. Visit equaleyeslive.com for more info. Moving into metal, Boise-based fearsome foursome Ripchain have signed with Rage On Stage Management and are working on an album (ﬁnally!) and a tour. Ripchain joins British band Severenth on the Rage On roster and Severenth will, in turn, join Ripchain on tour. Ripchain will headline a show at Knitting Factory on Friday, May 28, with help from Severenth—this will be Severenth’s ﬁrst visit to the United States—Yexotay, Fly2Void and Ketchum-based drum-andguitar Blacksmith. Not one to mince words, Ripchain frontman David Ford promises the show will be “killer, kick ass and amazing.” Tickets are $6. Listen to Ripchain or get more ticket info at myspace.com/ripchain. We turn now to one of my favorite kinds of gatherings: a battle of the bands. Last Band Standing, at Tom Grainey’s, is sponsored by 100.3 The X, Rockstar Energy Drink, Gibson Guitar and the event headliner, Northwestern beermeister Ninkasi Brewing from Eugene, Ore. For several weeks, bands have been sending demos to 100.3, and the station sorted through those entries to narrow it down to 16 competitors. Four bands will play each Thursday at Tom Grainey’s through May 27 to win a spot in the semiﬁnals. Those bands will then compete for a spot in the ﬁnals, from which one will come out on top. Tom Grainey’s owner Jason Kovac (who will be one of the judges during the ﬁnals) said that the winner of the competition takes home a new Gibson Les Paul, a song on Ninkasi’s NW Local Compilation CD on Topsecret Records, a new tour van (for keeps!) and a spot on the Rockstar Mayhem Tour. Tom Grainey’s will have ﬁve Ninkasi beers on tap those nights at discounted prices. Kovac said he expects “total annihilation” for the next two months of Thursdays. Visit boiseweekly.com for a list of the 16 bands competing. —Amy Atkins
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THURSDAY MAY 6
FRIDAY MAY 7
SATURDAY MAY 8
5GEARS IN REVERSE!—10 p.m. $3. Grainey’s Basement.
AUDRA CONNELLY—With Kendra Hackett and Tana Wood. 9 p.m. $2. Terrapin Station
A SEASONAL DISGUISE—With ReVoLtReVoLt, BlackSmith and Spondee. Proceeds to beneﬁt Idaho Foodbank. 8 p.m. $5. Visual Arts Collective
A TASTY JAMM—8:30 p.m. FREE. Ha’ Penny
BATTLE OF THE BANDS—8 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s DUDE BRO MAN—With The Funk Yeahs. 9 p.m. $2. Terrapin Station ELECTRIC-KA PRESENTS FIESTA CARNIVAL—Collection of dance performance and performance art pieces. See Picks on Page 18. 8 p.m. $8. Neurolux JEREMIAH JAMES GANG—8:45 p.m. FREE. Tom Grainey’s JIM FISHWILD—6-9 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow Brewhouse KEVIN KIRK, JON HYNEMAN AND PHIL GARONZIK—7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers THE MISSIONARY POSITION—With Mousy Brown. 9 p.m. $3. The Red Room PATRICIA FOLKNER—7:30 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock and Barrel THE PRAIRIE SKY PILOTS—9 p.m. $2. Liquid ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—With DJ Naomi Sioux, 9:30 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s TOM GOSS—With Jeremiah Clark. Beneﬁts Boise Pride. 8 p.m. $5. Visual Arts Collective
BEN BURDICK TRIO WITH AMY WEBER—7 p.m. FREE. The Gamekeeper DAN COSTELLO AND LETA NEUSTAEDTER—6:30 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock and Barrel FRIM FRAM FOUR—8:45 p.m. FREE Pengilly’s
THE BUCK SHOT BAND—9 p.m. $3. Shorty’s GENTLE ROWSER—9:30 p.m. FREE. Piazza Di Vino JAY NELSON—9 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s
HEIGHT—With friends. 9 p.m. $5. The Bouquet
JOHN CAZAN—5-9 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock and Barrel
HIGH DESERT BAND—6:30 p.m. FREE. Whitewater Pizza
KEVIN KIRK, SALLY TIBBS, JOHN JONES, JON HYNEMAN, MIKE SEIFRIT—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
KEN HARRIS AND RICO WEISMAN—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill KEVIN KIRK, STEVE EATON AND PHIL GAROZNIK—7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
LEVY’S ALLEY—9 p.m. FREE. Quarter Barrel THE QUICK AND EASY BOYS—10 p.m. $3. Grainey’s Basement
BEN BURDICK WITH BILL LILES AND AMY WEBER—9 p.m. FREE. Hyde Park Pub THE BEST DAMN LYRE$—8 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s BILLY ZERA, AWA AND SONY DISC— 7:30 p.m. FREE. Mai ThaiEagle THE BREATHING PROCESS—With World These Kings, Depths of Anguish, End of All Flesh, Decay Through Discourse and Above the Dead. 6 p.m. $7. Brawl Studios THE BUCK SHOT BAND—9 p.m. $3. Shorty’s CARTER FREEMAN—6 p.m. FREE. Sun Ray Cafe
MERLE HAGGARD—6 p.m. $35. Idaho Botanical Garden
RED FANG—With Uzala and DJ Bodie. 8 p.m. $10. Neurolux
THE CONSTELLATION BRANCH— With The Maladroids. 8 p.m. $5. Visual Arts Collective
PATRICIA FOLKNER—6:30 p.m. FREE. Adelmann Event Center
ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—Hannah’s House Party with DJ Naomi Sioux, 9:30 p.m. $5 after 10 p.m. Humpin’ Hannah’s
DEVIN THE DUDE—With Coughee Brothaz and B-Kashz. Later, DJ Revolve. 8 p.m. $14. Neurolux
ROOTDOWN—9:30 p.m. FREE. Reef
IDAHO SALSA CONGRESS—With Orquesta Bakan. 9 p.m. $20. Knitting Factory
PULL OUT QUICK—With NNFU, Adamant Allies, Social Antidote and Youth Squad. 6:30 p.m. $6. The Venue THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club
THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. $5. The Buffalo Club
THREE BAND THROWDOWN—With Subvert, Order Through Chaos, Guesthouse and Vagabond. 9 p.m. FREE. Liquid
SPINDLEBOMB—9 p.m. $2. Liquid
LEVY’S ALLEY—9 p.m. FREE. Quarter Barrel
THOMAS PAUL TRIAD—10 p.m. FREE. Bittercreek
LUSTER, MAY 12, TERRAPIN STATION
THE WINTER SOUNDS, MAY 12, VAC
The scowls, torn jeans and wallet chains sported by the members of Chicago-based Luster shouldn’t prevent you from pushing the play button on their Myspace page. Luster songs range from heady guitar rock to peppier pop with a hint of some alternative leanings. Lyrically, Luster laments. In the layered “Showing the World,” frontman Jeremy Mederich (who founded Luster with brother Bryan in the early 2000s) monotonously pleads across a heartbeat-regular drum thump underlay: “Could you just leave me alone / I don’t wanna hear your shit / just leave me alone / don’t wanna see your face.” In “Laughing, Living, Loving,” the music brightens up a bit, but the sentiment doesn’t: “Holding on for dear life / I am holding on by a thread ... How could anybody love this life? / No one’s really on your side ... Nobody really knows how much it really hurts inside.” It’s an interesting mix and, regardless of how dressed down they may be, Luster might put on a shiny show. —Amy Atkins
Hell, if you were to judge the Winter Sounds by any single song off their latest release, Church of the Haunted South, you’d be left with a specious idea of the group’s sound. Like your favorite Pandora indie station, Church of the Haunted South rambles in a number of unforeseen directions—the thumpy drum beats and synthy punch of Bloc Party brush up against the stoney echo of Band of Horses and the soaring vocals of Fleet Foxes. While there are thematic threads through the album—the band has said it’s a partial retelling of Gone With the Wind—the structure varies markedly throughout each song. “O’Fear” begins with church-worthy layered vocals and progresses into galloping drums, stacked harmonies and a full-on synth blitz. Though the Winter Sounds’ hodge-podge might bafﬂe on ﬁrst listen, if it were its own Pandora station, Church of the Haunted South would receive more “likes” than “don’t likes.”
With Vagabond, Dying Famous, 9 p.m., $3. Terrapin Station, 1415 W. Main St., myspace.com/terrapinboise.
With Parachute Musical, 8 p.m., $5, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, visualartscollective.com.
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GUIDE LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III—With Rosalie Sorrels. See Picks on Page 19. 8 p.m. $45. Boise Contemporary Theater
SUNDAY MAY 9
MONDAY MAY 10
TUESDAY MAY 11
MELODRAMATICS—9:30 p.m. $5. Reef
BEN BURDICK, BILL LILES— Noon-3 p.m. FREE. Grape Escape
BLAZE AND KELLY—7 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s
MICHAEL FRAZIER—7:30 p.m. FREE. Music of the Vine
BENEFIT FOR LYNN HOLMES— With Actual Depiction and Blaze and Kelly. 2-8 p.m. $5. The Buffalo Club
BOISE BLUES SOCIETY JAM SESSION—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge
THE NEW TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. The Gamekeeper OCEAN STORY SOCIAL—9 p.m. FREE. The Plank PATRICK KURDY, KEVIN KIRK AND SALLY TIBBS—7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers QUICK AND EASY BOYS—10 p.m. $3. Grainey’s Basement ROCCI JOHNSON BAND— Hannah’s House Party with DJ Naomi Sioux, 9:30 p.m. $5 after 10 p.m. Humpin’ Hannah’s THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. $5. The Buffalo Club
BLAZE AND KELLY—10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Seasons Bistro EARTH CRISIS—With First Blood, Thick as Blood and Brawl. 6 p.m. $12. Brawl Studios NASHVILLE PUSSY—With Black Tooth Grin and Karin Comes Killing. 8 p.m. $15. Knitting Factory THE SIDEMEN—6 p.m. FREE. Chandlers SONGWRITER’S CLUB WITH BERNIE REILLY—7 p.m. FREE. The Bouquet
SONG & DANCE
BATTLE OF THE BANDS—8 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s
FLOBOTS—With Trouble Andrew and Champagne Champagne. See Noise on Page 29. 8 p.m. $16. Knitting Factory
GAZA—With Direwolf, Bone Dance, Versailles and Gernika. 6 p.m. $5. Brawl Studios
FUEGOGO!—9:30 p.m. FREE. Terrapin Station
GIZZARD STONE—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid
GREG BRIDGES—7 p.m. FREE. Sockeye
JEREMIAH JAMES GANG—8:45 p.m. FREE. Tom Grainey’s
NICKLEBACK—With Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown and Sick Puppies. 7 p.m. $45-$75. Idaho Center
JEREMIAH JAMES AND NED EVETT—8 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock and Barrel
JOHNATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
PUNK MONDAY—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid
KEVIN KIRK, JOHN JONES—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
KEVIN KIRK, JON HYNEMAN AND PHIL GARONZIK—7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
ROB PAPER—8 p.m. FREE. Reef
RUBY TUESDAYS WITH MATT HOPPER AND THE ROMAN CANDLES—9 p.m. FREE. The Bouquet
LUSTER—With Vagabond and Dying Famous. See Listen Here, page 30. 9 p.m. $3. Terrapin
SMOOTH—7 p.m. FREE. Liquid
PATRICIA FOLKNER—7:30 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock and Barrel
HEARTLESS BASTARDS—With Hacienda and Amy Cook. 8 p.m. $14. Neurolux NEEDTOBREATHE—With Stephen Kellogg and The Sixers and Seabird. 8 p.m. $16-$35. Knitting Factory
RUSS PFEIFER—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill TOM THOMPKINS AND KEVIN KIRK—6:30 p.m. Chandlers
SONIC MINSTREL—8:30 p.m. FREE. Casa del Sol CA M BRI A HA R K E Y
SATURDAY NIGHT SANITARIUM—Dark-dance night. Second and fourth Saturday of every month, 10:30 p.m. $3. Terrapin Station
WEDNESDAY MAY 12
SPINDLEBOMB—9 p.m. $2. Liquid
TERRI EBERLEIN—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
TERRY JONES—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—With DJ Naomi Sioux, 9:30 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s THE WINTER SOUNDS—With Parachute Musical. See Listen Here on Page 30. 8 p.m. $5. Visual Arts Collective
DJS—Wed: Bad Irish, Balcony. Thu: Balcony. Fri: Bad Irish, Balcony. Sat: Balcony, Dirty Little Roddy’s, Terrapin Station. Mon: Bad Irish, Balcony. Tue: Balcony. KARAOKE—Wed: 44 Club, Dirty Little Roddy’s, Ha’Penny, Overland, Savvy’s, Sin, Terry’s. Thu: 44 Club, Hannah’s, Overland, The Plank, Quarter Barrel, Savvy’s, Shorty’s, Terry’s. Fri: 44 Club, Nuthouse, Overland, Savvy’s, Sunshine Lounge, Terry’s. Sat: 44 Club, Crickets, Hooligans, Savvy’s, Terry’s. Sun: 44 Club, Bad Irish, Balcony, Liquid, Overland, Ranch Club, Savvy’s, Terry’s. Mon: 44 Club. Tue: 44 Club, Crickets, Lucky Dog, Overland, Savvy’s, Shorty’s, Terry’s. OPEN MICS—Wed: Donnie Mac’s, The Plank. Thu: O’Michael’s. Fri: Rembrandt’s. Sun: Bouquet. Mon: Terrapin Station, Pengilly’s, Library Coffeehouse. Tue: Grainey’s. For the week’s complete schedule of music listings, visit boiseweekly.com.
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ARTS/VISUAL LAU R IE PEAR M AN
GROWING UP MODERN This Fairview Avenue sign has gone the way of Polaroid ﬁlm.
TAKE A PICTURE, IT WILL LAST LONGER; ART SOURCE JURIED SHOW; PHIL’S NEW DIRECTOR Boise Weekly art director Leila RamellaRader, shed a few tears when she heard the news that Polaroid was ceasing production of its instant ﬁlm. For more than a dozen years since moving to Boise from Pennsylvania, Ramella-Rader has been capturing vintage neon signs on whiteframed Polaroid prints during road trips, and she has photos from Idaho, Utah, Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona, Nevada and New York. She has amassed more than 200 photos, which will be on display at Bricolage through the month of May. Ramella-Rader follows two simple but strict rules for snapping her shots: The signs must be old and she can only take one photo, which means not all of them work. “Some of them are wonderful and some of them aren’t,” she said. “But it’s all part of the process.” Bricolage, 280 N. Eighth St., Suite 138B, 208-345-3718, bricoshoppe.com. Art Source Gallery is gearing up for its Ninth Annual Juried Art Show and will accept applications through Saturday, May 15. The show is open to artists working in all ﬁne art media but no video or craft will be accepted. This year, the show reaches a new level with respected artist John Taye sitting in the juror’s chair. Taye expresses movement, beauty and energy in his own sculptures and his paintings, and will surely look for similar qualities in the juried show submissions. Results will be announced on Monday, June 7, and the opening reception for the show will be on Thursday, July 1. The work will be on exhibit through Sunday, August 1. For more information visit artsourcegallery.com. After 10 years with Boise Philharmonic, executive director Tony Boatman has retired. After an intense search, South Dakotan Tom Bennett will step in to ﬁll Boatman’s shoes. Bennett, who will live in Boise, comes from a long work history of orchestral management and will be responsible for a vital part of the philharmonic’s survival: fundraising. Boise Philharmonic will wrap up its 20092010 season May 14-15 with a concert featuring 17-year-old Grammy-nominated violinist Caroline Goulding. On Thursday, May 20, the orchestra will celebrate Velma Morrison’s birthday with a free all-Gershwin concert courtesy of Mrs. Morrison herself. For more information, visit boisephilharmonic.org. —Amy Atkins
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Modern Art is coming into its own AMY ATKINS A 3-year-old child is at an amazing place in her development. She’s learning creative ways of expression, ﬁnding new ways to communicate, learning what works and what doesn’t, what she can get away with and what won’t ﬂy. 2010 marks Modern Art’s third birthday and, like a toddler, it, too, has faced a few growing pains and also taken conﬁdent steps forward. Since 2008, artists have been handed the Amy O’Brien and Kerry Tullis make some room for Modern Art. keys to Modern Hotel’s rooms and given license to turn them into mini galleries. Spaces that usually hold visiting business people or for art, will be open again this year. Tullis’ part. “She keeps saying that,” O’Brien relatives who don’t want to sleep on a couch In trying to keep the modern in Modern said, laughing. “She keeps saying, ‘I think it’s are transformed by paintings, drawings, potArt, as O’Brien and Tullis pored over the tery, neon, video, photographs, colors, shapes, going to dip this year.’” initial proposals, they kept an eye out for new Much of the media coverage following last and textures and opened to the public for and/or unknown artists and exciting work. year’s event focused on the number of people one night. Event co-curators and artists Amy “Maybe half of the artists are new this O’Brien and Kerry Tullis are kind of like Mod- who attended, but it’s not often we see that year,” Tullis said. “And variety was the key.” ern Art’s adoptive parents. They took over the many Boiseans gathered in one spot unless One new artist who saw the Modern Art it’s a concert or the Western Idaho Fair. Tullis care and feeding of the event in 2009, using exhibit as an opportunity not only to have thinks those huge numbers might be what an artist’s eye and a business-like approach to his work seen, but also a chance to expand keeps some people away this year. make Modern Art both modern and artful. his own creativity is Boise High School senior “If I was in a bigger city and I read that Though the idea for Modern Art stemmed Richie Marke. and that wasn’t the only thing happening, I’d from Portland, Ore.’s annual Affair at the A fashion photographer by trade—his think twice about going,” she said. Jupiter Hotel, it’s the ﬁrst of its kind in work has been in a few overseas fashion magLocal painter Kate Masterson participated Boise. And as such, no one quite knew what azines—he took on the task of photographing in Modern Art the ﬁrst two years, but that to expect. some of the Modern Art participating artists, “The majority of people we talked to [after crush of people is, in part, why she chose not whose portraits will be hung from the ceiling to participate this year. Like many of the artthe ﬁrst year], hadn’t fully understood the by strings in one of the hallways. amount of people who would come through,” ists showing, she spent all of her time in her “I wanted to do something simple. I don’t Tullis said. And, truthfully, neither did O’Brien own room and while she enjoyed talking to know if you know Hedi Slimane, but he has spectators, she missed out on a chance to be and Tullis. “We thought it would be a few been doing a lot of work for Dior Homme,” one herself. friends and family.” Marke said. “He’s been doing simple black “I was shocked at how many people were Instead, more than a thousand spectators and whites that expose American youth. I kind there,” Masterson said. This year, instead of inched down the hallways, squeezed into of wanted to capture that.” talking to viewers about her own large scale rooms and spread out across the parking But Marke has something completely paintings, she’ll join them as they take in the lot blacktop. different planned for his room. His new obsesentire spectacle. Word got out again, because the followsion is cut-out paper. He created a large piece In 39 of the Modern’s 40 rooms, the ing year, estimated attendance breached the for one of the windows in the Egyptian Thespectacle promises to be something to wit3,000-person mark. Bodies bottlenecked in atre to get people excited and talking about ness. Highlights this stairwells, lines snaked Modern Art. A large, lacy skull cut-out was year include Amanda down corridors and an homage to yet another of Marke’s icons, Hamilton and Ted artists were pushed to First Thursday, May 6, 5-9 p.m., FREE fashion designer Alexander McQueen. Apel’s collaboration the farthest corners of MODERN HOTEL “[McQueen] died this year, and that hit me exploring the history their individual galler1314 W. Grove St. pretty hard actually,” Marke said. “I wanted of the Soviet space ies. To actually explore 208-424-8244 themodernhotel.com to create something that would kind of give shuttle Buran; an each room would have back to him. He does a lot of gloom and installation by neon taken every minute of doom. At the bottom of that piece was a heart artist Wil Kirkman; the four-hour event, Zach Halbert’s sculpture of copper and plastic with a cameo in it. That was his silhouette.” and if you stopped to speak to an artist, visit Though that piece is no longer in the window, based on “the simple idea of super-imposing with friends or wait in line at the beer tent, Marke’s other fashion inﬂuences as well as musical notes on the ROYGBIV color specyou probably left rooms unseen. By numbers statements on pop culture, glamour and trum”; landscape paintings by John Taye; alone, the event was successful, but Tullis consumerism will be reﬂected in his intricate and O’Brien and Tullis’ parking lot tableau doesn’t think more is necessarily better. paper creations. of furniture made from reclaimed wood. Less “It was packed,” O’Brien said. With the next generation of emerging Boise traditional spaces will also be ﬁlled. 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WINNING AND LOSING AT ANY COST Vincere and the darkness in Mussolini’s heart GEORGE PRENTICE Benito Mussolini’s delusions of grandeur reserved him his own personal corner of hell. Vincere, an epic of historical ﬁction, is heaven. The ﬁlm personalizes the long-rumored seduction and betrayal of his ﬁrst wife and child. The movie opens with a turgid love scene between a young Mussolini (Filippo Director Marco Bellocchio offers a striking look into the dark heart of Mussolini. Timi) and even younger Ida Dalser (Giovanna Mezzogiorno). But you see very little. The movie is far from perfect. The editing Filmed in the darkest of shadows, you barely gorgeous a cinematic image as anything you gets derailed when the director abandons will see this year. And that is what you will make out slight glimpses of human shape or modesty. Bellocchio clearly wants us to feel form, but the breathless kissing and lovemak- remember: the images created by director Marco Bellocchio and his director of photog- Ida’s desperation so he piles on scenes of her ing are as intense as any adult ﬁlm in years. incarceration and commitment. The movie raphy, Danielle Cipri. The scenes, almost all A private wedding and a child follow. But could easily lose about 20 minutes. That said, then Mussolini kicks his wife and child to the dimly lit, are beautiful, featuring lightning, Vincere is that rare event: an epic. In the vein proverbial curb as he pursues power. His rise blizzards and street riots. of David Lean’s Ryan’s Daughter or Warren The movie becomes a big, bloated, to a despot is fueled by the masses of a warBeatty’s Reds, or even Coppola’s Godfather wonderful opera of torn Italy (the movie trilogy, Vincere completely and totally ﬁlls violence, cruelty and spans both World the screen. It’s big and lush, and the operatic martyrdom. Timi plays Wars). Ida learns that VINCERE (NR) score by Carlo Crivelli is ambitious. The Mussolini with ﬂames Mussolini has marDirected by Marco Bellocchio costumes by Sergio Ballo are wonderful. behind his eyes. His ried another woman Starring Filippo Timi, Giovanna Mezzogiorno Maybe the biggest star of the movie is the stare burns the screen. and fathered other In Italian with English subtitles About halfway through, darkness that pervades almost every scene. If children, and her love Opens May 14 at Flicks you have a habit of entering a theater after the Timi disappears from becomes jealously, ﬁlm has begun, it will be an eternity before the ﬁlm, displaced by which devolves into your eyes adjust to the darkness. So a word to archival footage of obsession. the wise: Do not arrive late to this movie. Mussolini. It was disappointing until the Mussolini uses his power to dismiss her, There are a few surprise twists to this mysrealization that Timi had reappeared, playing then banish her and ﬁnally crush her soul. the son that Mussolini fathered with Ida. You tery, but history tells you that this will not Her descent takes up much of the rest of the end well. The word “vincere” is a reference don’t recognize that it’s the same actor, until movie, and while it is excruciating to watch, he performs an impromptu impersonation of to an Italian Fascist song: to win at any cost. Mezzogiorno’s portrayal of Ida is brilliant. his father. It’s transﬁxing. The two characters But in the end, everyone loses ... except the In one visually stunning scene, she climbs audience. Vincere is a winner. equal one great performance. the bars of an asylum in a snowfall. It is as
SCREEN/LISTINGS Special Screenings BOISE MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS—Screening of locally shot music videos for First Thursday. (NR) Thursday, May 6, 8 p.m., $3, Neurloux, 113 N. 11th St., 208-343-0886, www. neurolux.com.
opening BABIES—Documentary following the ﬁrst year in the life of four different babies being raised in different parts in the world in very different ways. (PG) Flicks
IRON MAN 2—Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark, billionaire arms manufacturer and playboy with a heart of cold fusion and a superpowered exoskeleton he uses to ﬁght the enemies of freedom. But one of those enemies, Ivan Venko (Mickey Rourke), isn’t so pleased with the fact that Stark has made his fortune off the killing of his countrymen and decides to seek superpowered revenge. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 TERRIBLY HAPPY—After a nervous breakdown, a city cop is reassigned to a rural border town for lighter duty, but quickly ﬁnds his hands
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full with local roustabouts who prefer vigilante justice. A thriller with a touch of black comedy that critics have compared to ﬁlms by the Coen Brothers. In Danish with English subtitles. (NR) Flicks
continuing A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET—Remake of Wes Craven’s classic pits razor handed killer Freddy Krueger against a group of suburban teenagers he attacks in their dreams. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 ALICE IN WONDERLAND— (PG) Edwards 22
THE BACK-UP PLAN— Jennifer Lopez is back as the single and baby-hungry Zoe, who is artiﬁcially inseminated with a friend’s sperm. Complications arise when a pregnant Zoe meets Stan (Alex O’Loughlin). (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 THE BOUNTY HUNTER— (PG-13) Edwards 22 CITY ISLAND—Corrections ofﬁcer Vince (Andy Garcia) secretly takes an acting class, but his wife, Joyce (Julianna Margulies) thinks he is having an affair. The introduction of Vince’s ex-con son throws the family into more chaos. (PG-13) Flicks
CLASH OF THE TITANS— Sam Worthington takes on the remake of the 1981 cheese fest as Perseus, who leads an army into forbidden worlds to stop Hades (Ralph Fiennes) from usurping power from Perseus’ father, Zeus (Liam Neeson). (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 DATE NIGHT—(PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 DEATH AT A FUNEREAL— The ﬁnest in sex, drugs, midgets and poop jokes. American remake of the 2007 British comedy, in which everything that can go wrong at a funereal, does. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22
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SCREEN/LISTINGS SCREEN/MOVIE TIMES WEDNESDAY, MAY 5-TUESDAY, MAY 11 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 22 THE ECLIPSE—An Irish writer’s dead wife mysteriously shows up to an annual meeting of authors. (R) Flicks
ALICE IN WONDERLAND—
THE BACK UP PLAN— Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:05, 4:05, 7:05, 10:30 Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:10 a.m., 12:35, 1:45, 3:10, 4:25, 5:35, 6:55, 8, 9:25, 10:25 BOUNTY HUNTER—
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO—Based on the novel by Stieg Larsson, this Swedish ﬁlm revolves around the disappearance of the young Harriet Vanger, whose uncle is convinced she was murdered by someone in his wealthy and eccentric family. He hires a dishonored journalist and inked computer hacker to discover the truth. (R) Flicks
THE JONESES—David Duchovny and Demi Moore play marketing agents, who promote products by going undercover as the family everyone wants to be in order to show them off. (R) Flicks KICK ASS—Superhero movies ﬁnally jump the shark when McLovin and Nic Cage team up to ﬁght crime, despite not actually having any powers. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 THE LAST SONG—A piano prodigy, Ronnie (Miley Cyrus) refuses to follow in her father’s footsteps and attend Juilliard. Can father and daughter reconnect over their love of music? (PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 THE LOSERS—Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana and Chris Evans star as operatives of a Special Forces Team on a mission in the Bolivian jungle. However, it’s not the enemy they should be worried about but betrayal from the inside. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 OCEANS—Pierce Brosnan narrates this Disneynature ﬁlm exploring the wonder of the planet’s oceans and the negative impact humans can have on the sea’s inhabitants. (G) Edwards 22 SHUTTER ISLAND—(R) Edwards 22
Edwards 22: W-Th: 4:40, 9:45
Flicks: F-Su: 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15, 9; M-Tu: 5:15, 7:15, 9
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON—To prove his manhood, the son of a Viking chief must capture a dragon. However, in the process, he discovers that dragons may be man’s new best friend. (PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 22
Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:55, 3:45, 6:30, 9
ALICE IN WONDERLAND 3D—
FURRY VENGEANCE—Animals attack when a real estate developer (Brendan Fraser) attempts to build a housing development in a forest. A construction site turns into a battleﬁeld in this animated comedy from Just Friends director Roger Kumble. (G) Edwards 9, Edwards 22
HOT TUB TIME MACHINE—(R) Edwards 22
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A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET—Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:15, 12:45, 1:15, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 5, 5:30, 6, 7:15, 7:45, 8:15, 9:30, 10, 10:30
Edwards 22: W-Th: 11 a.m., 1:35, 4:15, 6:50, 9:35
Flicks: W-Th: 4:55, 7:05, 9:15 F-Su: 12:35, 2:45, 4:55, 7:05, 9:15; M-Tu: 4:55, 7:05, 9:15
THE CLASH OF THE TITANS— Edwards 9: W-Th: 1, 4, 7, 9:40 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:10, 2:50, 5:25, 7:55, 10:25 THE CLASH OF THE TITANS 3D—
Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:20 a.m., 2:05, 4:30, 7, 9:30.
Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 9:45 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:05, 2:45, 5:05, 7:15, 9:45
DEATH AT A FUNEREAL— Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:55, 4:55, 7:55, 10:35 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:40, 2:55, 5:15, 7:50, 10:05 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID— THE ECLIPSE—
Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:35 a.m., 1:55, 4:10, 6:20, 9:10
Flicks: W-Th: 5:20, 7:20, 9:20; F-Su: 1:20, 3:20, 5:20, 7:20, 9:20; M-Tu: 5:20, 7:20, 9:20
Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:35, 4:35, 7:35, 9:55 Edwards 22: W-Th: 1, 3:15, 5:40, 7:50, 10:15
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO— HOT TUB TIME MACHINE—
Flicks: W-Th: 4:25, 7:30; F-Tu: 4:15, 8:55 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:20, 2:40, 4:55, 7:25, 10:10
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON—
Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:50, 4:50, 7:50, 10:15 Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:05, 3:50, 6:25, 8:55
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3D—Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:40a.m., 2:20 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON IMAX 3D— Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:45 a.m., 2:10, 4:35, 7, 9:20 IRON MAN 2— Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:35, 4:35, 7:35, 9:55 Edwards 22: F-Tu: 10:30a.m., 12:30, 1:30, 3:30, 6:30, 4:30, 7:30, 9:30, 10:30, 12:30 a.m. IRON MAN 2 IMAX— THE JONESES— KICK ASS—
Edwards 22: F-Tu: 10 a.m., 1, 4, 7, 10, 12:45 a.m. Flicks: W-Th: 5:10, 7:10, 9:10; F-Su: 1:10, 3:10, 5:10, 7:10, 9:10; M-Tu: 5:10, 7:10, 9:10
Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 10:10 Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:30 a.m., 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10:20
THE LAST SONG—
Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:05 a.m., 1:40, 4:20, 7:05, 9:40.
Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:45, 4:45, 7:45, 10:25 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12, 2:25, 5:10, 7:35, 9:55
Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:30, 2:50, 5, 7:10, 9:20
Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:25, 3:35, 6:40, 9:50
Flicks: F-Su: 12:40, 2:25, 7; M-Tu: 7
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
REC/NEWS B OIS E W EEK LY AR C HIVES
SCANDALS ABOUND IN WORLD CUP Will child prostitution in France and match-ﬁxing in Italy have repercussions on the ﬁeld? MARK STARR, GLOBALPOST Wheeling and dealing in Garden City.
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score the decisive goal, a move somehow overlooked by only the referee. Now its national team is embroiled in a seamy scandal that links prominent players, including its offensive sparkplug Franck Ribery, to child prostitution. These shameful events—the match-ﬁxing scandal in Italy, the prostitution scandal in France—have made the contretemps that rocked the English team in recent months seem like a rather quaint soap opera. While sleeping with a teammate’s girlfriend cost John Terry the captaincy of England and cost England a decent back-liner after Wayne
in the Champions League semis this week and poised to sign a lucrative, new contract after this season, the Mail named three other French stars, including Sidney Govou who is playing for Lyon against Bayern Munich. The Italian scandal was resurrected now because a former Juventus director is on trial in the original matter. And his defense appears to be that all the top teams were indulging in secret discussions to arrange sympathetic referees for their matches. As a result of the scandal, Juventus was stripped of two Italian titles and demoted to Serie B for a season, while four other teams began the following season with point deductions. But Italian media is now printing transcripts of calls between other teams and those responsible for the assignment of ofﬁcials that suggest the corruption may have been even more widespread than previously acknowledged. The Italian national team has already demonstrated the ability to ignore the most scandalous backdrop and focus on its World Cup efforts. But the mess that is Italian soccer has now endured for ﬁve years and appears to have exacted a toll on Italian players. France may have an even harder time in South Africa if Ribery and others are forced off the team because of misconduct, criminal or otherwise. It’s hard to imagine that the scandal won’t have on-ﬁeld consequences. Despite the country’s tolerance for wayward sexual behavior by its presidents and star athletes, child prostitution is far too serious and shameful to be ignored, even on behalf of Les Bleus. FIFA, international soccer’s less-thanaugust governing body, already had plenty of worries about potential problems—most notably South Africa’s high crime rate— ruining the quadrennial celebration. But with three of soccer’s most celebrated national teams heading to South Africa in the wake of scandals that run the gamut of sleaze, one wonders if a genuine celebration is any longer appropriate or even possible. BEN WILSON
BOSTON—While we eagerly await the glories of the 2010 World Cup, we might recall that the 2006 version ended on a particularly sour note. Zinedine Zidane, the French captain and the greatest player of his generation, ended his career being ejected for head-butting an Italian defender who had spit out crude insults about Zidane’s family. If Italy was the least bothered by that taint on its championship—Zidane’s absence seemed to sink France in the waning moments of that ﬁnal—there was no evidence of any chagrin. Rather it was viewed as a rebirth for Italy following a massive matchﬁxing scandal that had engulfed Italian football, a joyous signal that Italian football had emerged from the miasma of corruption and was once again transcendent. But in the ensuing years, Italian football has slipped from its preeminent perch in Europe, lagging behind Spain and England and likely soon France and Germany. There are many explanations but no doubting the decline. Italy’s two most prominent and storied teams, Juventus and A.C. Milan, were engulfed in that scandal and have emerged as second-tier European teams that right now are not even contending at the top of Serie A. (Juventus is actually in seventh place, Milan a distant third.) Still, on the eve of the 2010 World Cup, all that might seem like ancient history. But in a case of wretched timing, the Italian scandal has reared up again with tentacles that threaten to ensnare other teams that skated the ﬁrst time. And that could include Italian post-scandal soccer giant, Inter Milan, a team bidding for its ﬁfth consecutive Serie A championship and the last Italian team standing in the Champions League. Yet this bout of Italian deja vu is not even the worst the sport is now enduring in the run-up to the World Cup. France already bears the burden of having cheated its way to South Africa after one of its most illustrious players used a deliberate handball to
Bridge refused to play alongside Terry, it is, after all, not a criminal matter, only pathetic and slimy (though not quite at the Tiger Woods level). The French press is limited by strict privacy laws in what it can report about the child prostitution investigation or the names of players involved. But the British press faces no such constraints and has reported, with characteristic glee, that the players frequented a club/brothel on the Champs Elysees where 20 women were arrested in a raid last week. While prostitution is legal in France, the investigation centers on sex with underage girls, a crime punishable by up to three years in prison. While lawyers for the players insisted that the players are only witnesses in the case, the Mail Online reported that Ribery, who is married with two young children, has admitted sleeping a number of times last year with a teenage prostitute, a French Moroccan woman who is now 18, though he denies knowing she was underage. Along with Ribery, who is playing for Bayern Munich
COG IS BACK After about a year of quiet, bike activists in Garden City are back—now armed with lawyers—in their attempt to get a 1.5-mile section of Greenbelt opened to cyclists. In October 2008, Citizens for an Open Greenbelt took its case to the Idaho Land Board, hoping that body would force Garden City to allow bikes along the Greenbelt just west of Glenwood Street and north of the Boise River along the Riverside Village subdivision. It did not go their way, and COG went quiet for about a year. But a grass-roots (read: Facebook) fundraising campaign recently netted the group $4,000, money that will potentially go toward ﬁling fees, depositions and expert witnesses for a potential lawsuit. “We met our goal of funds for legal action in six weeks,” said COG founder Gary Segers. Segers would not comment on legal strategy but said he is in contact with three attorneys who will work for free to help COG open the Greenbelt. “We just do not believe that Garden City has the authority to ban bikes, based on all this public record,” he said. Segers has collected 30 years of documentation on that stretch of Greenbelt, arguing that it was intended as a public bicycle path all along and that Garden City’s bike ban violates multiple agreements. But the big picture, and the motivation for many donors to the COG cause, is the creation of a continuous, connected green path for bikes, runners, pedestrians, dogs and other non-motorized uses on both sides of the Boise River. “COG is in this for the long haul, fully dedicated to a valley-wide open greenbelt for bike riding enthusiasts and families as it was envisioned from the start,” Segers wrote to supporters. Garden City has maintained all along that the closure is legal, no big deal and that there are ways around it, including a sanctioned detour through neighborhood streets and a complete path on the south side of the river that may soon connect to Eagle Road. “The city is operating within its regulatory authority in making people get off and walk,” Garden City Mayor John Evans said. Speaking of Greenbelt closures, construction on the Ray Neef MD Boise River Recreation Park has begun, forcing a daytime Greenbelt detour near Quinn’s Pond at Pleasanton Avenue. Later this month, a section of the Greenbelt will close for construction all the way to Veterans Memorial Parkway. The project includes a new bridge over the river at 36th Street, providing more northsouth connections for commuters. —Nathaniel Hoffman
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FIT FOR LIFE HALF MARATHON—The eighth annual Fit For Life Half Marathon is a great family event, starting from Hawks Memorial Stadium parking lot, and ﬁnishing on Home Plate inside the stadium. There are three distance options available, 5K, 10K, and the half marathon. Race is Saturday, July 10. Register at www.bluecirclesports.com, for more information go to www. cityoftreesmarathon.com. HIGH DESERT TRAIL RUN— Second annual High Desert Trail serves as the championship 10K for the race series. This event is a desert trail run complete with challenging hills, as well as ﬂat range trail running to a downhill ﬁnish. This course offers many vistas and sights of landmarks such as Lake Lowell by Nampa, Squaw Butte by Emmett, and the Boise Skyline. Race is Saturday, May 22. Register at bluecirclesports.com, for more information go to cityoftreesmarathon.com. KNOBBY TIRES SERIES COYOTE CLASSIC—Beginners and pros are invited to this points race for the Wild Rockies series. The eight-mile course runs through sagebrush and creeks with varied elevation. Great for single speed racers. Race is Saturday, May 8. knobbytireseries.com. LEGACY OF SERVICE RACE— Half marathon ($40), 5K ($20), and a kids’ one-mile fun run ($15) to beneﬁt ALS Fund and MDA/ALS. Race is Saturday, May 29 in Marsing. For more information or to register go to bluecirclesports.com and click on Events at the top of the page. SUN VALLEY HALF MARATHON—Registration is now open for the Sun Valley Half Marathon. Racers and spectators alike will dig the newly renovated course with a newly designated start/ﬁnish spot, making it easy for friends and family to catch you cross the ﬁnish line. Race is June 5, $40. For registration information, visit www.sunvalleyhalfmarathon. com. THREE-ON-THREE OUTDOOR BASKETBALL—Men’s teams may register May 10-14 for Boise Parks and Recreation’s three-on-three outdoor summer basketball league. Eight-game season, weekday evenings JuneAugust with ﬁnal tournament. Phillippi Park. 16 and older. $98.50. Boise City Recreation ofﬁce, 110 Scout Lane, 208384-4256, cityofboise.org/ parks. For more Rec Listings, visit boiseweekly.com and click on “Find recreation” under the rec tab.
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CYCLE FOR INDEPENDENCE—Fundraiser for National Federation of the Blind of Idaho. Free Lunch for riders and volunteers. Free bike socks for pre-registration. Teams and tandems welcome. Pre-registration until May 17. Race is Saturday, May 22. Ten- or 25-mile routes. Cost is $20-$35. Registration and information at www.tvcblindidaho.org.
Hidden picture playground: How many turkeys can you ﬁnd in this photo? How many are invasive species?
TOM FOOLERY Recently, Boise friends Greg Gaddis and Jim Harper invited me for a three-day turkey hunt in Central Idaho. The three of us have hunted and ﬁshed together across Idaho for many years— each of us possessing the requisite sense of humor and thick skin necessary to survive multiple trips. Fortunately, we’re pretty good-natured, and I’ve yet to have them try to extinguish the campﬁre with my backside. The ﬁrst evening we put Jim into a randy gobbler in search of a lonely hen. Jim and I worked the bird together, calling sparingly. He made a nice shot when the mature tom, looking for turkey love, came to within 20 yards. With tents pitched, we settled into camp life for dinner, a roaring ﬁre and a shot of Wild Turkey bourbon provided by Greg. Somewhere in the conversation, Jim conﬁded that he had purchased only one turkey tag for the season and would have to travel back to town (a 70-mile round-trip) the next day to buy a second tag. A simple mistake, but we spared no feelings in reminding him of it. Such are the abuses within a guys-only turkey camp. We thought it humorous, but then a little bourbon makes everything seem funny. Luck tended to compound itself, with Greg ﬁlling his tag Saturday morning, and I tagging another tom on Sunday. For our efforts, we managed three turkeys in three days. A rare occurrence to be sure, but luck had smiled upon us. When I returned to camp with my bird Sunday morning, Greg had a pot of coffee percolating and two camp chairs set up overlooking an expansive, timbered canyon where Jim now pursued his second bird. We could hear Jim call and the turkey respond. From 600 yards away, we could clearly hear, although not see, the two participants. It was similar to having 50-yard-line seats to an invisible sporting event. Like two armchair quarterbacks, we took great pleasure in developing a running commentary as to the nature of the contest before us. At one point, the turkey shut up for 10 minutes, so Greg used his coyote call to elicit an immediate reply from the bird across the canyon. The turkey’s response garnered caffeine-induced laughter from us and more disparaging commentary. As luck would have it, Greg was able to get cell phone service from his camp chair perched above the canyon. With the battle of wits across the canyon now entering its second hour, we decided to call Jim and offer up our unsolicited advice as to his inability to close the deal on that turkey. Jim’s phone was turned off (mercifully), but on his person. The pejorative message we left ended with, “Jim, you’re hunting like Betty White.” Jim eventually returned to camp empty-handed. To his credit, however, he had taken our immature cell phone chiding in stride, managing to get in a few jabs of his own. But that’s the nature of hunting with friends who have good character and a sense of humor: Success is always predetermined. —Jeff Barney WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
FOOD/NEWS REVIEWS/FOOD On one plate then the other ... BW sends two critics to one restaurant.
THE GREEN CHILE
LAU RIE PEARMAN
From the outside, the Green Chile—spelled with an “e” at the end, Given the string of ﬂeeting south-of-the-border joints that have holed the way inhabitants of New Mexico insist it be spelled—has little curb up in the nondescript State Street strip the Green Chile calls home, one appeal. That doesn’t change much on the other side of the glass doors. could easily write off the Southwestern restaurant as the next “former The State Street-facing, Southwest cuisine, strip-mall eatery holds 20 or occupant” of the space. That would be a mistake. so tables and booths in shades that reﬂect the arid New Mexico desert: There are ﬁve things you need to know about the Green Chile. green, brown and another kind of brown. Posters, brown and yellow First: The heat can be a sneaky bastard. The menu at the Green dried ﬂowers, and chile cut-outs line the walls. A four-page menu holds Chile does not rely heavily on the one-two up-front punch of jalapeno. simple options: ﬂautas, enchiladas, tacos, combination plates. I ordered Enter Exhibit A, the obligatory, complimentary starter cup of salsa. a taco salad ($8.95) The chunky stewed expecting the usual tomato brew goes taco salad: little more down sweet and than a deconstructed mild. It takes a few taco, just with more mouthfuls before a lettuce. I was a little mature, peppery heat scared that Green begins to unpack its Chile’s descriptor of bags and settle on “with green or red to the back of your gravy” might mean palate. a salad smothered Second: Order in sauce, but instead well because you’ll found a happy little be eating your meal not-too-spicy tub twice. Once in the of red on the side. restaurant and once The beef was more at some point in the chunks than shreds future from a to-go and the promised box. It’s no exaggeracotija cheese was tion to size up the so unfortunately portions as double missing. But the deep XL. And don’t think brown semi-spicy you’ll ﬁnish off your sauce on the meat plate by skipping the and the accompanychips and salsa; the ing veggies ﬂipped mere minutes you’ll the idea of a taco salad on its side. Sauteed zucchini and wait between ordering your meal and receiving it doesn’t THE GREEN CHILE purple onions added a buttery ﬂavor, and the cooked allow for much time to ruin your dinner. 5616 W. State St. 208-853-0103 cabbage pitted against cold iceberg lettuce lent a deliThird: The Green Chile is not a Mexican restaurant. thegreenchile.com cious disparity to the dish ($7.95) and a wish for more It’s a Southwestern restaurant and one that takes a cue Mon.-Thu. 10:45 a.m.-9 of the soft riboﬂavin-rich veg. from New Mexico, a state where Christmas isn’t a holip.m.; Fri.-Sat.: 10:45 a.m.On a return visit with the IT Guy, I told the server I’d day, it’s a food order, and chiles are meant for ristras as 10 p.m.; closed Sunday heard a tale of tongue torture involving Green Chile’s much as chili. The vocabulary may be familiar—burrito, spicy signature green sauce. She laughed. “It’s even hottaco, enchilada, ﬂauta, chiles rellenos—but the approach ter now,” she said. “We’ve started using Hatch chiles.” is refreshingly different. The burger section, offering patties smothered Hatch chiles—which are on ﬁre in the foodie world right now— in Anaheims, jalapenos and green gravy, isn’t just an afterthought but aren’t a speciﬁc variety but are instead named for the community of a section of the menu from which the tortilla-timid can order without Hatch, New Mexico, where they are grown. In Hatch, the chiles ﬂourshame. You’ll ﬁnd plates sided with rice and beans; however, the mild, ish in DEFCON shades of green, yellow, orange and red, and are celsoupy refried and reheated beans we see in other restaurants have ebrated each year at the famous Hatch Chile Festival (Sept. 4-5, 2010, been replaced by slightly smoky whole pintos. A side of cowboy beans visit hatchchilefest.com for more on the fest). As a rule, they only hit the for dipping was an exercise in grace. Whole pintos ﬂatly refuse to be Scoville Scale at about 1,000 units, in the same range as an Anaheim or scooped up by a tortilla chip and when spooned onto the chip’s surface, poblano pepper. But the Green Chile must be doing something to up the those fat beans have a habit of simply rolling right off the edge. As for ﬁre factor. As a spice wimp, I will never know. the rice, it’s not unnaturally colored and is often huddled up against a A big plate of enchiladas—with red sauce, natch—rice, cowboy pile of sauteed squash, bell peppers and onions. beans and sauteed veggies ($9.95) stretched out before me, the same Fourth: Almost everything on the menu is smothered in red or green but with two tacos ($9.95) challenged the IT Guy. The enchiladas were gravy (or, Christmas, a combination of the two). A recent weekend plump and pliable, ﬁlled with moist ghost-white meat that took on a lunch had me staring down a plate of ﬂautas with crunchy, fried chicken tang with a sprinkle of tangy cotija cheese I had ordered on the side—I poking out all sides. But I couldn’t resist the Christmas gravy smothered wasn’t leaving this visit without it. A trade netted me one of the IT all over my dining companion’s table-sized burrito, enchilada, chile Guy’s white-corn-tortilla tacos and a sudden slow-down in my eating: I relleno combo. However, the best option is a “bowl of green,” a deep, savored each salty bite of the tender, marinated beef (also now covered ceramic vat of bubbling green chili, which is a somewhat mysterious in cotija) as it bumped up against the crisp shell. concoction of tender pork, onions, chiles, jalapenos and cilantro topped It’s true what they say: It’s what’s on the inside that counts and forwith a web of melted jack and a swoop of sour cream. It’s viscous, tunately, the outside of the Green Chile stays quiet and lets the food do wholesome and spicy enough to make your nose run. It’s fantastic. the talking. It lets ﬂavors jump off their ceramic platters, grab your face, Fifth: You will want to go back. After the Green Chile’s Christmas plant a piquant peck on your cheek and yell, “Surprise!” job, runny red enchilada sauce at other joints just won’t cut it anymore. —Amy Atkins is a big fan of counting what’s on the inside. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
—Rachael Daigle says if your nose isn’t running, it ain’t hot enough.
Look, ma. Someone else cooked breakfast.
MIXED PLATE FOOD NEWS It’s Mother’s Day. Do you know where your brunch reservation is? Here’s a few places you may not have thought to look. How about fondue for brunch? Honey, it’s never too early for cheese and wine. Melting Pot opens at noon on Sunday, May 9, and for $49 per person ($12 for children under 12), you’ll get a champagne or sparkling wine toast, a four-course fondue fusion meal and a $25 salon gift certiﬁcate for ma. Or, go old-school brunch destination with the Plaza Grill at the Owhyee Hotel. The usual Sunday brunch gets a facelift with carved ham and prime stations for Mother’s Day, and even if it’s your regular brunch destination, you’ll want a reservation at one of only three seating times—9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Adults are $18.95, kids 10 and under at $10.95 and tykes under 3 are free. If you’re looking for something completely new to the Sunday lineup, check out Locavore in Bown Crossing. If high end is more your thing, Berryhill and Co. will do it buffet style from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Chandlers is serving from a special brunch menu from 11 a.m-3 p.m. And here’s one from left ﬁeld: cute little French cafe in Nampa La Belle Vie will serve Mother’s Day brunch 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Why the sudden 2C departure? To announce that La Belle Vie will be coming soon to the Boise Weekly card. Stay tuned for an update on when it’ll be up and running. Next week in Food News, we’ll check in with a new downtown Boise restaurant. In the meantime, we’ll discuss the ethics of outing a super-secret, super-rad underground food market. Is it still underground when Boise Weekly starts talking about it? Yeah, we’re not so sure about that. But for this week, we’ll leave you with one thing that is not underground but is still equally rad and noteworthy: The food festival season is almost upon us. Soon Food News will be nothing but festival announcements from Soul food to Greek food. First up, Russian Food Festival on May 14-15. Next up, Deli Days on June 24-25. Mark your calendars and we’ll keep you posted. —Rachael Daigle
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Comprehensive Plan Dog Policies in Parks Public Meeting Boise Parks & Recreation is hosting a public meeting to gather comments about dog policies in parks for the BPR 2010 Comprehensive Plan. Topics include: s 3ITE RECOMMENDATIONS for dog off-leash use. s 0UBLIC EDUCATION ABOUT dog waste, licensing and leash rules. s 0OLICIES PERTAINING TO dogs in parks. For a draft chapter about dog policies in parks, see www.cityofboise.org/parks.
Thursday, May 6 5:30 p.m. Morley Nelson Community Center 7701 W. Northview To provide written comments, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail: Boise Parks & Recreation 1104 Royal Blvd. Boise, Idaho 83706
FOOD/DINING 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. $-$$ . CAFE OLE—Boise’s original Mexican restaurant has been serving for the last 28 years. 210 N. Milwaukee St., 208-322-0222. SU OM. $$-$$$ CHADDERS—Burgers and fries without the freezer or the can opener. Oh yeah. 535 N. Milwaukee St., 208-378-7003. $-$$ 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. $-$$ OM . FUJIYAMA—Fresh sushi in a serene atmosphere incongruously nestled in a strip mall. For the sushi-phobes out there, they have an extensive selection of teriyaki and tempura dishes, soups and salads. Reserve one of the tatami rooms for the ultimate in private dining. 283 N. Milwaukee St., 208-672-8227. SU. $$ GANDOLFO’S DELI—The Georgia based franchise of New York delicatessens provides sandwich fans with New York style hot and cold deli sands, specialty selections and side salads. 8151 W. Fairview . Ave., 208-377-4376. $ GOODWOOD BARBECUE—Great barbecue, Texas-style, right in the middle of the Treasure Valley. With everything from ribs and brisket to chicken, Goodwood Continues to be a valley favorite with a family friendly atmosphere. 7849 W. Spectrum St., Boise, 208-658-7173. $-$$$$ OM SU. NUT HOUSE BAR AND GRILL—What else would you expect from a sports bar? Apps include the requisite sliders, moz stix, nachos and even tater tots. From there it gets serious with pizza, burgers, hot and cold sandwiches and even a slim selection of salads for the calorie conscious. Not hungry? Drink dinner with one of 12 beers on tap. 12505 W. Chinden Blvd., 208-378-8273. $ SU. ROBBIE’S DRIVE-IN—An old drive-in location on Fairview and Orchard is now Robbie’s Drive-In serving good and grilled food, award-winning chili and burgers accompanied by fries and homemade fry sauce. The menu also includes salads and shakes and options for the kids. 4822 Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-376. 3150. $
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SENOR FRESH—Fast-casual Mexican dining with all the usual suspects—burritos, enchiladas, nachos and ﬁsh tacos, to name a few. If you’re really hungry, try the Gordo Burrito. 12375 W. Chinden Blvd. #F, 208-3781888. $ . SOCKEYE GRILL AND BREWERY—Sockeye is the serious beer connoisseur’s brewpub. When the double IPA Hopnoxious is on tap, it’s a hophead’s liquid dream, and the Hell Diver Pale Ale gets rave reviews. The menu is pub fare with a healthy bent and free live music happens every Tuesday and Friday. 3019 Cole Road, SU. 208-658-1533. $-$$
Bench ANDRADE’S—From albondigas to zopes, Javier Andrade serves up some of the best authentic Mexican fare in town. Great service, generous portions, decent prices. 4903 Overland Road, 208-424-8890. $-$$ SU. BAD BOY BURGERS—This Bench burger joint offers all the requisite fare of a classic walk-up/drive-thru, plus some tasty surprises: it will take two of you to get through one of their burritos. 815 S. Vista Ave., 208. 331-1580. $
BAGUETTE DELI—Choose from 18 different 12-inch sub sandwich choices at the Vietnamese deli. Spring rolls, smoothies and French pastries round out the super value menu, on which no sandwich will set you back more than a ﬁve spot. 5204 W. Franklin Road, 208-336-2989. $ CASANOVA PIZZERIA—Pizza made like traditional pizzerias in New York and Naples do it. Fresh sauces, thin crusts, and toppings from ﬁgs and bleu cheese, to prosciutto and arugula. And of course, real clam pizza from folks hailing from the home state of “clam pizza” Connecticut. 1204 S. Vista Ave., 208-331-3535. $$ OM. CHAPALA—The same great Jaliscan food Idaho expects Chapala to deliver. 1201 S. Vista Ave., 208-429-1155. $-$$ SU. CHIANG MAI THAI RESTAURANT—Casual for the whole family but elegant for just two. Traditional Thai food named after the infamous Thai cuisine capitol, Chiang Mai. 4898 Emerald St., 208-342-4051. $$-$$$ SU. THE COOKIE LADY DELI— Fresh, handmade sandwiches offered in a variety of choices, including a tasty chicken salad. Don’t forget your homemade cookie on the way out. 880 Vista Ave., 208-385-7727. $-$$.
FOOD/RECENTLY REVIEWED BAGUETTE DELI 5204 W. Franklin Rd., 208-336-2989, baguettedeli.net “Shredded lettuce, cilantro, white noodles, paper-thin slices of pork and shrimp, wrapped with tight hospital corners in rubbery translucent rice paper and accompanied by a cup of thick, sweet mahogany-brown peanut sauce.” —Amy Atkins
EL GALLO GIRO 428 Main St., Kuna, elgallogirokuna.com “The tender chunks of chicken swam in a sauce that slowly revealed layers of ﬂavor: ﬁrst the sweet as it hit the tip of my tongue, then the earthy, and ﬁnally, a smouldering spice that I only became aware of minutes later. That lingering sensation reminded me to respect the mole.” —Deanna Darr
CASANOVA PIZZERIA 1204 S. Vista Ave., 208-331-3535, casanovapizzeria.com “Burrowing beneath a layer of fresh, cold peppery arugula leaves were shriveled slices of salty prosciutto and bright white splotches of melted, fresh mozzarella.” —Rachael Daigle
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DINING/FOOD CRESCENT NO LAWYERS BAR/ GRILL—Lawyers be damned at this popular bar, restaurant and game-lovers paradise. Though they’re famous for their Lawyer Fries and chicken gizzards, the menu is full of tasty pub food, including burgers, chicken sandwiches, tater tots and a most diggable meatloaf sandwich on sourdough. It’s been a Boise tradition since 1963, with a large patio, horseshoe pits and a rambunctious herd of TVs dialed in to the world of sports. 5500 W. Franklin Road, 208-322-9856. $ SU OM. CUCINA DI PAOLO—After years of catering in the valley, Cucina di Paolo now offers heat-andserve gourmet entrees, as well as a deli case full of goodies to enjoy in the small dining area. 1504 Vista Ave., 208-345-7150. OM. $$-$$$ DELI GEORGE—Behind the upside-down sign on Fairview, look for over 30 sandwich options full of homemade ingredients and plenty of imagination. 5602 Fairview Ave., 208-323. 2582. $ FLYING PIE PIZZERIA— Boise’s longest-lived and most inventive pizzeria. They have their own beer (the impeccable Triple Pi Belgian-style ale), and pies to please even the pickiest eaters. 6508 Fairview Ave., 208-345-0000. $ OM SU. GOLDEN STAR—Delicious Chinese/American cuisine served at one of the best preserved old storefronts in town. 1142 N. Orchard St., 208-336-0191. $. JUMPIN’ JANETS—Need a beer, a smoke and a meal? Jumpin’ Janet’s is one of the few places left in town where you can do all three. But here’s the real draw for you health conscious types out there: you won’t ﬁnd a deep fryer in the kitchen at Jumpin’ Janet’s. It’s all baked. Loves it. 574 Vista Ave., 208-342-7620. $ SU. MANDARIN PALACE—Bo-bo, moo-goo, sub-gum and bacon cheeseburgers all under one roof. 5020 Franklin Road, 208345-6682. $ SU. MONGO GRILL—The process begins with choosing a size and bowl and then ﬁlling it with your favorite food to toss on a Mongolian grill under the direction of a skilled chef. Mongo Grill has a salad bar, AND seven kinds of pho, plus a Chinese menu with all the usual sweet and sour dishes served on rice noodles or fried rice. 3554 S. Findley Ave., 208-336-2122. $-$$ SU OM. THE OFFICE—This cleverly named sports bar is for the over-21 crowd only. Enjoy a meal, a smoke and a full bar while catching a game on one of The Ofﬁce’s plasmas. Then, when you’re better half calls looking for you, the simple answer is: “I’m at The Ofﬁce, honey.” Bar and late night menu until 2 a.m. 6125 E. Fairview, 208-377SU. 2800. $-$$ PANDA GARDEN—Small but comfortable, Panda Garden has a huge selection of menu items. Generous portions from Chinese to sushi, and it’s all good stuff. The staff, too, is friendly and attentive. 2801 Overland Road, SU. 208-433-1188. $-$$
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PATTY’S BURGER TIME—The only Idaho Preferred fast food restaurant keeps it good and local by serving Flying M coffee, Cloverleaf milk and local beef. The early riser menu includes breakfast burritos, diced potatoes and breakfast sandwiches using organic eggs and vegetables. Need more reasons to swing by? Patty’s serves fresh fruit milkshakes with more than 40 different varieties and hosts classic cars shows every Saturday night. 1273 S. Orchard, Boise, 208-424-5073. $ . THE PLANK—Excellent ﬁnger steaks and chicken strips to wash down all that beer. A special lunch menu and a punch card for extra lunch savings and a reverse happy hour Sunday through Thursday from 10 p.m. till midnight with $2 bar bites. 650 S. Vista Ave., 208-336SU. 1790. $-$$ RAW—The owners of conjoined and very popular Willowcreek Bar and Grill opened up RAW to sate the sushi cravings up on the bench. Striving for “sushi art in a comfortable atmosphere and promising rolls that make your money worth it,” RAW is a welcome addition to the Japanese food restaurant family in Boise. 2237 Vista Ave., 208-343-0270. OM. $-$$$ ROCKIES DINER—This old school diner blends in with the rest of Overland Road, but once inside, customers are greeted with perky waitresses on roller skates, classic rock emanating from the jukebox and guitars puncturing the ceiling—not to mention the massive Harley mounted above the checkerboard ﬂoor. The burgers are big and tasty; we recommend the jalapeno peppers. Even if you weren’t born before the ’50s, you’ll have ﬂashbacks. A DJ booth to boot. 3900 Overland . Road, 208-336-2878. $ SU ROOSTER’S EATERY— Located in historic Vista Village, Rooster’s offers ﬁne lunch fare. If you’re in the mood for salad, try the San Diego with their own creamy Q-min dressing. For a hot sandwich, try the tri tip melt. For a cold one, check out the albacore tuna. 930 S. Vista Ave., . 208-339-9300. $-$$ SHANGRI-LA TEA ROOM—With their own lines of herbal and organic teas and herbal medicines, Shangri-La Tea Room offers a basic menu of vegan and vegetarian offerings. Some items include ﬁve types of soup, pita sandwich and falafel sandwiches, curry and southwestern wraps, and one of the best organic salads in the valley, according to customers. Teriyaki tofu, tea cakes and cookies round out a variety of delightful items. On any given day, choose between 80-100 small batch, limited quantity teas produced on small tea farms. The owners pride themselves on knowing where their teas come from. 1800 W. Overland Road, 208-424-0273. $-$$ OM. SONO BANA—Boise’s oldest sushi joint can still hold its own against more stylish newcomers. Chef Yugi Hagino even offers ginger and adzuki bean ice cream. 303 N. Orchard St. $-$$ SU.
STAN’S CHAR-BROILED HOT DOGS—New York hot dogs arrive fresh from the East Coast courtesy of Sahlen’s Smokehouse and are char-broiled to perfection by well-trained and friendly employees. Other menu selections include Italian, Polish or white hot Bockwurst sausages and quarter-pound or half-pound burgers. Add a deep-fried accompaniment such as Stan’s famous onion rings or fries. All the usual sides necessary for serving charbroiled meat are available in addition to a super-secret, coveted Bronco Sauce. The recipe for the sauce took years for Stan to pry out of the hands of a fellow hot dog purveyor. New York frozen custard in vanilla or chocolate is a delicious treat any time. 818 S. Vista Ave., 208-342-1199. $ SU. TANGO’S SUBS AND EMPANADAS—Empanadas: an exotic word that roughly translates to “to-die-for two-dollar treat.” At Tango’s you can get your empanadas traditional, fusion or sweet. 701 N. Orchard St., 208322-3090; delivery 1-866-996OM. 8624. $ WILLOWCREEK GRILL—Contemporary cuisine in a casual atmosphere and a ﬁne place to dine with friends and family for lunch or dinner. The extensive menu features Northwest favorites such as salmon served up a little different in a ﬁsh and twigs option, (twigs are fries at Willowcreek). Choose from a selection of yummies like fried portobello sticks and a wide selection of burgers topped with treats like pastrami and Swiss. New to the mix is the addition of sushi in the sister establishment right next door at RAW Sushi. One kitchen serving something for everyone; it doesn’t get much better. 2273 S. Vista Ave., Ste. 150, 208-343-5544. $-$$ OM.
Meridian BLUE SKY BAGELS—Hot Asiago bagels, plus a variety of other ﬂavors ranging from plain to garlic to sunﬂower seed, plus soups, morning egg combos and lunchtime sandwiches—the real steal is the veggie sandwich stacked high with all the roughage you want (including avocado). 3161 E. Fairview Ave., Ste. 130, Meridian, 208-8559113. $ SU . BUFFALO WILD WINGS—Gnaw on some spicy wings drowned in sauce or go for some ribs, sandwiches or tenders. The menu is full of food and drink choices including grazin’ green salads and mojitos. 3223 E. Louise Dr., Meridian, 208-288SU OM . 5485. $-$$ THE BULL’S HEAD PUB—A little bit of England tucked above the bistro, the pub serves up English fare (upside down Shepherd’s pie, anyone?) with plenty of spirits to wash it down. Stay entertained with games including shufﬂeboard, darts and pool, and for the spectators, ﬂat screen TVs are scattered about the place. 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-855-5858. $-$$ SU.
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FOOD/DINING BUSTED SHOVEL—The bacon cheddar ranch burger is purportedly the best burger in town, but if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, the menu is four pages of tempting pub food from ﬁnger steaks and chicken strips to ﬁsh and chips and deli sandwiches. 704 W. Main St., Meridian, 208-288-2217. $-$$ SU OM. CHEERLEADERS SPORTS BAR AND GRILL—The chicken club wrap is popular, so is the handmade ﬁsh and chips. If the mood strikes for pasta, try the chicken shrimp alfredo. Burgers, tantalizing ﬁnger foods—including ﬁnger steaks—and the baby back ribs, available with house raspberry or plain barbecue sauce are all highlights of the menu. And a full schedule of sporting events shown proudly on multiple televisions scattered about the family-friendly locale. 3541 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, SU OM 208-939-9209. $$ .
The menu is a collection of burgers, a huge list of apps and just enough salads to make you feel guilty. 2032 E. Overland Road, Meridian, 208-888-9868. SU.
HARRY’S BAR AND GRILL—The original Harry’s is re-open in new digs. The walls are full of Harry paraphenilia from Dirty Harry posters to larger-than-life size smiles on Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal (When Harry Met Sally).
HUNGRY ONION—A Meridian institution that thankfully hasn’t changed in decades. The hot, tasty food arrives on a tray at your window—don’t forget to tip the server. 334 E. First St., Meridian, . 208-888-0051. $
HARVEST BUFFET—Featuring Chinese and American cuisine, Japanese sushi, Mongolian BBQ and seafood. Lunch and dinner buffets as well as a la carte lunch specials, a Weight Watchers menu and a 10 percent discount for seniors. 48 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian, 208-888-0322. $-$$ SU.
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COSTA VIDA—Assemble your own burrito, enchilada, taco or salad at this fast-food south of the border franchise out of Utah with “addictively legal” cuisine reminiscent of Baja’s Blue coast. 3340 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, . 208-887-3853. $
GRAINS OF MONTANA—All the wheat ﬂour used for the freshly baked artisan breads, pastries, gourmet sandwiches and stone oven pizzas is grown and harvested on a family farm in Nashua, Mont. The selection of sandwiches range from cold to hot to toasted BLT and build-your-own. Pizza, calzones and a different homemade soup every day go great with a variety of salads. Beverages include fountain drinks, fruit smoothies and espresso. 1505 S. Eagle Road, Ste. 190, Meridian, 208-888-8883. $$-$$$ OM .
EPI’S BASQUE RESTAURANT— For top-notch Basque cuisine served in a cozy, homey atmosphere, this is the place. Meals are served family-style, so sides can be a surprise, but always a pleasant one. Dessert is just decadent. Closed Sunday and Monday. 1115 N. Main St., Meridian, 208-884-0142. $$$-$$$$ RES. FLATBREAD COMMUNITY OVEN—Stone ﬁred pizza, pasta and sandwiches served up from the community oven. The Neapolitan pizzeria prepares the food with fresh ingredients daily. 830 N. Main St., Suite A (Generations Plaza, Meridian, SU OM 208-288-0969. $-$$ . FUSION ASIAN GRILL—Serving Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean in Meridian. 3161 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian, 208855-5930. $-$$. GANDOLFO’S DELI—The Georgia based franchise of New York delicatessens provides sandwich fans with New York style hot and cold deli sands, specialty selections and side salads. 2020 E. Overland Road, Suite 130, . Meridian, 208-884-3354. $ GINO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT—If you’re going to name a restaurant after yourself, you want the food to be good. Gino, as owner and chef, has made sure it’s superb. This little bistro offers ﬁne Italian dining and wonderful, friendly, bend-over-backwards service. 3015 McMillan Road, Ste. 108, Meridian, 208-887-7710. $$ . 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. 1140 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-884-1021. $-$$$$ OM SU.
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And while you’re at it, pick up “piggy” bread just because.
YOU DON’T NEED A TRAVEL AGENT TO GET TO MANAPUA A fraction of people who read the next sentence will understand it and be out the door and headed downtown without bothering to read more; the rest of you will be confused and compelled to read on. Yen Ching Baker y now has manapua ever y Sunday. But here’s the catch: Yen Ching Baker y doesn’t know it ser ves manapua, so don’t ask for it by its pidgin name. If you’re comfortable with your Chinese, ask for “hum bao,” otherwise, ask to be pointed to the selection of stuffed steamed buns. You’ll ﬁnd four varieties in total: vegetable, bean, pork and vegetable, and classic manapua char sui pork. YEN CHING BAKERY For the uninitiated, think 305 N. Ninth St. dim sum on steroids. In Hawaii, 208-384-0384, manapua is as ubiquitous as yenchingchinese.com the potato in Idaho. They are stuffed with everything from sausage to sweet potato and sometimes baked, but the most common version is steamed and ﬁlled with shredded char sui pork. Rather than the perfectly smooth, pale, dome-shaped buns you used to ﬁnd in island grocery stores, Yen Ching Bakery’s are ﬂatter, knotted little handmade numbers. The same steamed, springy bread cradles a spoonful of slightly fatty chopped pork in a slightly too soupy char sui sauce. They’re not spot on, but as the only option within miles, they get the job done. Especially for a buck and a half. —Rachael Daigle WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
DINING/FOOD JAKERâ€™S STEAK, RIBS & FISH HOUSEâ€”A full menu of meat, with everything else a patron would expect to see on the menu including appetizers, burgers, chicken and fun foods plus nightly dinner specials. Sit in high backed booths or at the curved, wrap-around bar. 3268 E. Pine St., Meridian, 208-2880898. $-$$ SU OM. KAY AND TRACIâ€™S 127 CLUBâ€”It may be a full bar, but itâ€™s full food, too. Prime rib every Friday is what theyâ€™re known for, but itâ€™s the homemade soup thatâ€™s the house specialty. 127 E. Idaho St., Meridian, . 208-884-0122. $ LOUIEâ€™S PIZZA AND ITALIAN RESTAURANTâ€”American Italian food, big on variety and little on price. Louieâ€™s is a locally-owned restaurant that puts as much care into their service as their
infamous pizza. Boasting traditional cannellonis, tortellinis and eggplant parmigana, Louieâ€™s also has a selection of salads and pizzas for all your dining and catering needs. 2500 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian, 208-884-5200. $$ SU OM.
PRIMOâ€™Sâ€”All-you-can-eat pizza, pasta and salad for only $4.99 for the big kids and $2.99 (ages 4-10) for the wee people. And 3 and under eat for free! Locations in Boise, Meridian and Nampa. 3909 E. Fairview Ave. #150, 208-855-0288. $-$$ SU.
MULLIGANSâ€™ BAR AND EATERYâ€”Pub food with a few knife and fork staples like salmon and steak. And, one of the few places in town to get Rocky Mountain Oysters. 601 S. Main St., Meridian, 208-884SU. 3737. $-$$
THE RAMâ€”The second location in the Ram family in Idaho is part sports bars, full restaurant and home to the Big Horn Brewing Company, brewer of the Buttface Amber Ale among other beers. 3272 E. Pine, Meridian, SU 208-888-0134. $-$$ OM .
PIER 49 PIZZAâ€”San Franciscostyle pizza with cheese and toppings piled high on a sourdough crust. With an appropriately nautically themed dĂŠcor, this might be as close to San Francisco as you can feel in Southern Idaho. 1551 W. Cherry Lane, Meridian, . 208-888-4921. $
RICKâ€™S PRESS ROOMâ€”Chef owner Rick Valenzuela has created a menu of simple, gourmet food for his newsthemed neighborhood pub. Lunch and dinner are both casual with sandwiches, salads and steak options. And after dinner, cigar fans can retire to the plush smoke room, conjoining the restaurant with the Treasure Valley Smoke Shop. 130 E. Idaho Ave., Meridian, . 208-288-0558. $-$$ RUDYâ€™S PUB AND GRILLâ€” Rudyâ€™s is a pub that cares about its customersâ€™ health. With locally grown beef and no trans fat in the fries, the menu runs the gamut of pub fare, including starters, platters and sandos that come with a half-pickle. Soups are homemade daily and entrees served after 5 p.m. include pastas, salmon and N.Y. steak. 2310 E. Overland Road, Ste. 150, Meridian, 208-884SU OM. 4453. $$-$$$
WHITE BLENDS In much of the world, wines are named for the region that produces them, thus Burgundy and Bordeaux. In America the trend has been to highlight the grape variety, thus chardonnay and cabernet. For years the gold standard in the States was to produce a wine that was entirely a single variety. That has been changing. Today, blends are on the rise, and they make for some very interesting wines. Here are the panelâ€™s top picks from a ďŹ eld of blended whites: 2007 CLIF FAMILY WINERY, THE CLIMBER, $10.99 Sauvignon blanc is the primar y variety in this blend with smaller dollops of muscat, riesling, chardonnay and chenin blanc. It offers likely aromas of pink grapefruit laced with touches of honeydew melon, gooseberr y, Anaheim pepper and fresh basil. Ripe grapefruit, lime and apricot are prominent on the palate, colored by a light minerality. A crisp and refreshing charmer. 2007 ST. HALLETT POACHERâ€™S BLEND, $9.99 Itâ€™s not unusual to see semillon and sauvignon blanc together, but this Aussie winery adds riesling to the mix. The aromas are ďŹ lled with unctuous stone fruit, spice, mineral and a pleasant touch of petrol so typical of Riesling. The ďŹ‚avors are silky smooth with lovely layers of gooseberry, lime, pineapple and lemongrass. Creamy citrus marks the persistent ďŹ nish. 2008 THURSTON WOLFE PGV, $16.99 The Wolfe PGV is an unusual blend of pinot gris and viognier from this Washington winery. The ďŹ‚oral honeysuckle, tangerine and soft melon aromas are elegantly reserved. Beautifully balanced, the palate is an intriguing mix of zesty citrus, playing against ripe apricot and sweet melon. The ďŹ nish lingers nicely with touches of herb, spice and lemon zest. â€”David Kirkpatrick WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
SA-WAD-DEE THAI RESTAURANTâ€”This Meridian Thai restaurant offers an extensive menu of traditional Thai cuisine. From the expected (Orange Beef) to the unexpected (Frog Leg Basil), thereâ€™s something tasty for everyone. We happen to like the sound of the Chicken Volcano. 1890 E. Fairview Ave., Ste. B, Meridian, 208-884-0701. $-$$ SU. SIAM THAIâ€”Siam is known for its consistent, fresh, delicious Thai food in family-style proportions, cozy setting and impeccable service. Dishes are spiced to your liking. 590 E. Boise Ave., Meridian, 208-3839032. $-$$ SU. TEXAS ROADHOUSEâ€”No frills, just good grilled fare like steak and ribs. Canâ€™t go wrong with that. Instead of a baked potato, go wild and try the baked yam with cinnamon and sugar. 3801 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian, 208887-9401. $$-$$$ RES SU. THE GRIDDLEâ€”Two whopping menus to satisfy all your from-scratch breakfast and lunch cravings. Get crepes, hotcakes, quiche, good ole bacon and eggs for breakfast, or if lunch is what you require, order up a house specialty sandwich or stick with something more traditional like a Philly cheesesteak or hot roast beef sandwich. 2310 E. Overland SU Road, 208-288-1848. $ . For more restaurant listings, visit boiseweekly.com and click on â€œďŹ nd restaurantsâ€? under the food tab.
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The name will change to Steﬁ Pop because I had a father that disrespected my mother and me and was physical abuser. My step father was like my real father for 24 years. I love and respect him. Since I was a child I was called Steﬁ and now I want to change it to Steﬁ. The petitioner’s father is living. The petitioner’s mother is living. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 1:30 o’clock p.m. on June 3, 2010, at the County Courthouse. Objections may be ﬁled by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date: Apr. 06, 2010. by D. Price. Deputy Clerk.
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BW PEN PALS Pen Pals complimentary ads for our incarcerated friends are run on a space-available basis and may be edited for content. Readers are encouraged to use caution and discretion when communicating with Pen Pals, whose backgrounds are not checked prior to publication. Boise Weekly accepts no responsibility for any relationships that may arise from contacting these inmates. Hey ladies! My name is Christopher Gore. I’m 6’1”, 155 lbs., blue eyes and strawberry blonde hair. I am looking to make a friend and hopefully more. 21-35 yrs. Old, 5’1” to 5’9” and 110-150 lbs. She has to be sweet and loving because that’s what I am. I like rock music. Christopher Gore #851988 Unit 5 Tier B Cell 3 W.S.P. 1313 N. 13th St. Walla Walla, WA 99362. Lonely, sexy 43 yrs. Young woman seeks friendship maybe more with loving man. Going to Boise area up on release and need new friends who are honest, fun and loving. I am very open minded and full of life. I will give myself to the right man. Will reply to all in quires. Write me and send a picture to Daurla LaFollette #33040 Unit 1-1/3A S.W.B.C.C. 13200 S. Pleasant Valley Rd. Kuna, ID 83634. 30 yr. old SWF brown semi short hair, bright green eyes, 5’4”, fun loving, easy going seeking M/F 25-40 yrs. Old interested in pen pals and maybe more. S. R. Mellow C/O JCJ 200 Courthouse Way Rigby, ID 83442. 24 yr. old SWF, 5’8”, brown hair and eyes seeking a 20-40 yr. old M interested in pen pals and maybe more. I am very outgoing and love the outdoors. Kristina Hand #84025 200 Courthouse Way Rigby, ID 83442. Punk rock girl seeking punk rock boy. I’m 28 yrs. Old, 5’2”, 125 lbs., with short black hair and green eyes. I love tattoos, piercing and music! I’m looking for someone to correspond with that shares some of my interests. I’m from Boise and hope to make some new friends to hang out with. Milissa DeVino #78825 EB-CWC 2366 Old Pen Road Boise, ID 83712. Full blown Aquarius. DOB 1-25-83 I am 5’6”, 142 lbs. brown hair and blue eyes. Love the outdoors, ﬁshing, hiking, swimming, traveling ect. I like most movies, music and sports. I’m real laid back and try to make the most out of life. I’m looking for your correspondence. Are you interested in getting to know each other. Amanda Clemson #65303 1451 Fore Rd. Pocatello, ID 83204. 30-ish yr. old SSM Blue eyes and dreading brown/red hair. I’m an a organic granola munching incarcerated rainbow gypsy child. Tobacco, tea and a festival enthusiast. Looking for cool pen pals who have similar interests. Looking for cool pen pals who have some interests and or can show me some new ones. Joshua Branam #59680 PO Box 8509 Main #113 Boise, ID 83707. 25 SWF seeking pen pal maybe more. 24-50 yrs old. June Crystal Maxﬁedl JCJ 200 Courthouse Way Rigby, ID 83442.
I am 29 and looking for the right woman to come home to. I am very educated and I get out in 6 months. I am going to school for my personal training degree and hope to pursue employment at a gym. I am looking for the right woman to fall in love with and romance in my return to free society. Derek Eckstein #90253 I.M.S.I. B3-86A PO Box 51 Boise, ID 83707. I’m 26 yrs. Old, 5’4”, 141 lbs., brown hair and blue eyes. I am from Boise. I’m down for one more year. I’m looking for pen pals to write and pass time. I’m looking to get new friends. M or F. Korrina McNeil #69227 HU#228A S.B.W.C.C. 13200 S. Pleasant Valley Rd. Kuna, ID 83634. WM solid country boy 5’3”, 161 lbs. Stocky build. Looking for a sweet gal for some simple communication. All letters returned. Scott DeMint #85013 I.S.C.I. 15A33A PO Box 14 Boise, ID 83707. 57 yr. old SWM, 6’, 200 lbs., brown hair with green eyes looking for someone to correspond with. Not looking for a Barbie doll, but someone down to earth that can carry a conversation. A photo exchange would be nice. Doug Wright #88780 I.S.C.I. Unit 10B35A PO Box 14 Boise, ID 83707. 30 yr. old SWF, brown semi-long hair, bright green eyes, 5’4”, fun loving and easy going. Seeking M/F 30-45 yrs. Old interested in a pen pal and maybe more. S.R. Mellow JCJ 200 Courthouse Way Rigby, ID 83442. 24 yr. old SWF, 5’8”, brown hair and eyes, outgoing and outdoorsy. Seeking a 20-40 yr. old M interested in pen pals and maybe more. Kristina Hand #84025 JCJ 200 Courthouse Way Rigby, ID 83442. 25 yr. old M enjoys the outdoors, being healthy, the ocean and hanging out with friends. Hoping to meet a like minded pen pal. Joshua Murray Ada County Jail 7210 Barrister Dr. Boise, ID 83704.
Hi, my name is Darren Rich. I’m 5’11”, 190 lbs., brown hair, hazel eyes and dark skin. I have two handsome boys. Darren Rich #78339 I.C.I.-O C2-C1 Hospital Dr. North #23 Oroﬁno, ID 83544. Hi my name is Sarah. I’m 5’8’, blonde hair, blue eyes, height and weight proportionate. Coke bottle shape. I am 21 yrs. Old. I am looking for a man that is African American or even Hispanic. If you are interested write me Sarah Holcomb 1415 Albion Ave. Burley, ID 83318. WM, 35 yrs. Old, down to earth, adventurous, decent looking and solitary. Seeks F writing companion may be more. Shane Weimer #39924 S.I.C.I.-C.W.C. PO Box 8509 Boise, ID 83707. SWM 24, 5’11”, 175 lbs. looking for F pen pals. Enjoys electronic music & outdoor activity. Eric Carson #81881 I.C.C. PO Box 70010 Boise, ID 83707. A spirited and sassy 34 yr. old WF with long brown hair and green eyes. I am 5’6” and looking to ﬁnd a pen pal just as open minded and spontaneous as myself. Dora Kinny #56718 P.W.C.C. H-U-5 1451 Fore Rd. Pocatello, ID 83204. I am 21 yrs. Old Hispanic male. I have a muscular build with tattoos. Mario Garcia 219 N. 12th St. Caldwell, ID 83605. SWM new to the area and I would like a pen pal. Art Lomelin #257123 Caldwell, ID 83605. SWM, tattoo artist, artist, musician ISO like minded people. Kelly Beard #711953 C.B.C.C. 1830 Eagle Crest Way Clallam Bay, WA 98326. I am 31 yrs. Old with blond hair, blue eyes, with a muscular build. I enjoy the outdoors, hiking, walking, adventures and such. My name is Ashton Anderson #25711 219 N. 12th Ave. Caldwell, ID 83605. WF looking for a pen pal. 26 yrs. Old, 5’5” and 150 lbs. Tracy Eastman #74448 P.W.C.C. U2 1451 Fore Rd. Pocatello, ID 83204.
SWF, 27 yrs. Old, 5’6”, brown hair, green eyes and weigh 150 lbs. Laura Hutchins #70063 P.W.C.C. U2 1451 Fore Rd. Pocatello, ID 83204. Hispanic male looking to pass some time and meet new friends. Scott Martinez #22121 219 N. 12th Ave. South Caldwell, ID 83605. I am a 25 yr. old M looking for someone to talk to and or looking for companionship due to being part blind. Looking for friends 18+. Kennen Brown #189388 Clark County Jail Vancouver, WA 98666. Female pen pal needed. Russell Isola C/O VCJ PO Box 1350 Cascade, ID 83611. I’m looking for someone to write to and vice versa. Just trying to ﬁnd some good people to write too. I’ve got red hair, blue eyes. I work out every day and am looking forward to receiving any mail. Lance Warr C.C.D.C. 219 12th Ave North Caldwell, ID 83605. Looking for some cheer. I’m really a good guy. C. Layton #51844 I.C.C. H102B PO Box 70010 Boise, ID 83707. I’m caring, family oriented, beautiful inside and out, a good listener, good sense of humor, happy, compassionate and a great friend. I enjoy reading, writing, riding horses, swimming, ﬁshing, camping, family time and the holidays. I am looking for a pen pal and someone that enjoys writing letters. I hope to hear from you soon. Tina Search #35551 S.B.W.C.C. 1-2A 13200 Pleasant Valley Rd. Kuna, ID 83634. Seeking pen pals for friendship or romance. Larry W. Talley #84248 I.M.S.I. PO Box 51 Boise, ID 83707. I am a young 30 yr. old, 5’9”, outgoing M with tattoos. I am an outdoor, book reading, music listener, poetic, romantic at heart and a fan of auto racing. I am a small town country boy that is lovable, gentle and a father. I have brown eyes and hair. I am looking for friendship or more. Michale Phillips #85549 16-B-22-A I.S.C.I. PO Box 14 Boise, ID 83707.
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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Hiphop music definitely needs to include more tuba playing. I think that’s what’s missing from it. Likewise, the sport of skateboarding would benefit from having more dogs and monkeys that can master its complexities. The state of journalism could be improved by including more babies as reporters. And you Aries folks would significantly upgrade your life by learning how to play the game of cricket. (If you believe everything I just said, you’ll be equally gullible when a little voice in your head tries to convince you to seek out things you don’t really need or adopt behavior that doesn’t suit you.) TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Among the ancient Anglo-Saxons, the month of May was called “Thrimilce.” The word referred to the fact that cows were so productive at this time of year that they could be milked three times a day. I thought of that as I studied your current astrological data, Taurus. During this year’s Thrimilce, you are almost impossibly fertile and abundant and creative. My advice is to give generously, but not to the point of exhaustion: The equivalent of three times a day, but not four. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In accordance with the astrological omens, I encourage you to seek out a concentrated period of sweet oblivion. Not a mournful unconsciousness that’s motivated by a depressive urge to give up. No, Gemini, the mental blankness that you cultivate should be generated by a quest to rejuvenate yourself, and it must have qualities of deliciousness and delight. You not only have a need to rest and recharge in a lush nowhere—you also have the right to do so. CANCER (June 21-July 22): A while back, I gave my readers this homework: “Tell a story about the time a divine intervention reached down and altered your course in one tricky, manic swoop.” A woman named Kelly testified as follows: “At first I was disturbed to find I couldn’t identify the last time Spirit descended into my midst with a forceful intervention. But finally I realized why: I have been working to make my whole life be guided by the Spirit of my Higher Power, as a deep undercurrent. That way I don’t need bolts of lightning to fix my course.” This is a useful lesson, Cancerian. It’s an excellent time for you to follow Kelly’s lead. Ask how you could cultivate a deep, undercurrent of the good influence you want to have guide you, thereby making lightning bolts of divine intervention unnecessary. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The exact height of Mt. Everest has proved challenging to determine. Even
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using modern scientific methods, different teams of surveyors have come up with varying measurements. The problem is not simply with the calculations. The world’s tallest peak is definitely evolving. Shifts in the earth’s tectonic plates work to raise it up and move it northeastward. But there’s also evidence that the melting of its glaciers due to climate change is causing it to shrink. A member of one mountain climbing expedition said, “If Everest is bobbing up and down, we must hope to catch it on a low day.” I bring this to your attention, Leo, in order to offer you a metaphor for the coming weeks. Your version of Mt. Everest is shriveling. Get ready to ascend. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Have you been lusting after spiritual traditions other than your own? Have you been fantasizing about cheating on the deity you’ve always been faithful to, and seeking a taboo liaison with a strange and exciting god from another part of reality? If so, Virgo, that’s a good sign. I suspect you could use a few adjustments to your familiar relationship with the Divine Wow. After all, you have gone through a lot of changes since the last time you hammered out your definitive theories about the meaning of life. What made good sense for you back then can’t be completely true for you any more. So feel free to let your mind wander in the direction of holy experiments. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): When a girl is born, her ovaries already contain all the eggs she will ever have. What this means, of course, is that a part of you was in your grandmother’s womb as well as in your mother’s. Now would be an excellent time to celebrate that primal fact. Your connection with your mother’s mother is especially important these days. I suggest you meditate on what gifts and liabilities you received from her (genetic and otherwise), and how you might be able to make better use of the gifts even as you take steps to outwit the liabilities. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Who is the person most unlike you in the world? I suggest you study that person for tips on how to improve your life. What are the healthy experiences you are least attracted to? You might want to meditate on why they’re so unappealing and use that information to update your ideas about yourself. What are the places on the earth that you long ago decided you would never visit? I invite you to fantasize being in those places and enjoying yourself. Can you guess why I’m calling this Opposite Week, Scorpio? SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Are you in a trance or a rut or a jam? If so, excuse
yourself. It’s break time! You need spaciousness. You need slack. You need to wander off and do something different from what you have been doing. If there’s any behavior you indulge in with manic intensity, drop it for a while. If you’ve been caught up in a vortex of excruciating sincerity or torturous politeness, shake it off and be more authentic. Of all the good reasons you have for relaxing your death grip, here’s one of the best: Life can’t bring you the sublime gift it has for you until you interrupt your pursuit of a mediocre gift. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The state of Texas is a Capricorn, having become part of the United States on December 29, 1845. At that time, it was granted the right to divide itself into five separate states at some future date. So far, it hasn’t chosen to do so, and I would advise it to continue that policy. I extend the same counsel to all of my Capricorn readers. From an astrological perspective, this is not a favorable time for you to break yourself up into subsections. On the contrary: I suggest you sow unity and solidarity among your various parts. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): I’m all for recycling, composting and carpooling. Anything you and I can do to reduce our carbon footprint is brilliant. But I also agree with author Chris Hedges, who says, “The reason the ecosystem is dying is not because we still have a dryer in our basement. It is because corporations look at everything, from human beings to the natural environment, as exploitable commodities. It is because consumption is the engine of corporate profits.” So beyond our efforts to save the earth by adjusting our own individual habits, we’ve got to revise the way corporations work. Now let’s apply this way of thinking to the specific personal dilemma you’re facing right now: It’s important for you to change yourself—and I’m glad you’re taking responsibility for your role in the complications—but you will also have to transform the system you’re part of. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Every year Americans fork over six times as much money on buying lottery tickets as they do on going to the movies, according to the documentary film Lucky. Yet many people who actually buck the improbable odds regard their “luck” as a curse. “Winning the lottery is like throwing Miracle-Gro on all your character defects,” said one person. Let this serve as a cautionary tale for you in the coming months, Pisces. To get ready for the good things that are headed your way, you should work to purify any darkness that’s lurking in your unconscious.
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