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NOT MINE Proposed Central Idaho mine one step closer


NO JOKE(R) BW scores an interview with Steve Miller


SMELLS LIKE A WINNER Coco & Igor sizzle on screen


MOLTO BENE Gino’s: As saucy as ever

“Feminism is evolving, but it doesn’t feel like a wave.”


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NOTE WHATCHYA HIDIN’ UNDER THAT THERE SKIRT? Last Tuesday, as I stood sock-footed and beltless in the security line at Boise airport, I overheard this interaction between the passenger in front of me and a TSA agent: Passenger (shaking his head and muttering): “This thing better not give me cancer.” TSA agent: “I’m sorry sir, what did you say?” Passenger (louder and directly to the agent this time): “I said this thing better not give me cancer.” TSA agent: “Sir, it delivers less radiation to you than an hour in front of your TV.” Prior to that moment, I hadn’t been paying much attention. I’d been hastily answering e-mails on my phone, literally unpacking and disrobing for security, and mentally running through my to-do list for anything I’d missed. I hadn’t actually noticed what waited for me while my belongings went through the X-ray machine: a full-body scanner. The kind that sees all kinds of stuff you don’t generally want strangers to see. I’d flown out of BOI just two weeks earlier, days prior to the full body scanners going operational. Until the moment the disgruntled passenger in front of me started complaining about radiation, I’d completely forgotten about them. I stepped into the machine, put my hands in the air as directed and cringed. Now, I’m no prude. So some security agent gets a glance at what I’ve got under my clothes. So what? I can guarantee he or she has seen more interesting things than what I have to offer. (I do rue the day these images hit the Internet, because though precautions have been taken to ensure maximum privacy, someone someday soon will figure out a way around the system.) Nor am I that concerned about radiation exposure. Hell, I figure I’ve been exposed to more harmful contaminants cycling to work on a polluted summer day in Boise. But I do have objections. Full-body scans are supposedly optional; I wasn’t given a choice. Full-body scans are supposed to eliminate the pat-down/wand routine; I still got the security grope. Finally, their use seems arbitrary. When I returned to Boise the next weekend, I briefly watched the security area, and the full-body scanners weren’t in use at all. Maybe the line was too long. Maybe the threat level had been downgraded. Maybe it was just Sunday and six days of nakedness had already been enough. —Rachael Daigle

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GIVE BEER AND A BURGER, NOT CASH The city of Boise launched a PR campaign last week to redirect giving to the needy. Rather than handing the dude with a cardboard sign a five spot, the city is encouraging residents to give to homeless organizations. No word on the city’s policy when it comes to sharing your half-rack with the shamelessly honest sign-flyer asking for beer.

TOUR TREKKER TRACKER Trey McIntyre Project headed back out on the road this week with some words of wisdom for the ner vous. (Hint: They reference Madonna and bowel movements in the same sentence. Ick.) And Finn Riggins heads back out on tour. This time they’ll be opening for Built to Spill throughout the South.

FLYING HIGH Every week BW and KBOI put together ETV with a preview of events and music for the weekend. Pizza week last week had KBOI’s Sean McBride at Pizzalchik, where owner Brad Breakell’s son, Montana, tossed some serious dough. Check out the video at

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BU T, I ’ D RATHER NOT S UPPOR T R ELIGIOUS I NDOCTRI NATION EITHER ...” —Toastlette, (“Boise Launches Pilot Program to Discourage Giving to Panhandlers,” Citydesk, Aug. 5)

OTTER OVERWEIGHT In regard to Exxon/Imperial Oil’s plans to transport excessively over-sized loads on Highway 12 Gov. [C.L. “Butch”] Otter was quoted in the Lewiston Tribune as stating that, “... the impact to the highway probably won’t be any more than a 1-ton pickup.” People can argue about axle loads, tire loads and weight distribution, but one salient fact is overlooked: weight, total weight. To simulate the total weight of just one of these massive loads on the Kamiah bridge, one would need about 150 of the governor’s pickup trucks. Crammed three

abreast across the entire span, they would need to be stacked four layers high to equal the weight of just one of these proposed loads. It doesn’t matter how the weight is distributed; the bridge suffers the entire total weight load, unless Exxon has managed to change the rules of gravity. Mr. Governor, one pickup truck does not weigh 580,000 pounds. The potential damage to our roads and bridges is enormous. In these economic times, it makes absolutely no sense to subsidize these shipments at taxpayer expense. No sense at all. —Steve Adamczyk, Kamiah

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PATS ON THE BACK I was in Boise two weeks ago and picked up a copy of your July 21-27 edition. Here in Fort Worth, Texas, we have a lively alternative news source, Fort Worth Weekly, and I wanted to see what your weekly had to offer. What an unexpected treasure! I was impressed with the thoughtful articles and the incisive commentary. Idaho is known as a rather conservative state, as is Texas, but I’m sure it has many moderates and liberals, too. Judging from the responses to the commentary, your newspaper provides an alternative to the prevailing views and keeps the conversation going while providing the public service of informing the public on issues that may be overlooked by the mainstream press. —Sharon Salih, Fort Worth, Tex.



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ATTN: BOB KUSTRA What we have here is a failure to commensurate To start, Bob, let me make it clear that in no way do I speak for the University of Idaho— President Duane Nellis, the administration, faculty, student body, Vandal alumni or any other constituent or affiliation, official or otherwise, of that institution. With that said, when I first heard your unkind words concerning the Boise State-Idaho football rivalry, I was furious. As an alum of the U of I who has recently had the pleasure of returning to the Palouse—my daughter now attends the school—I was offended that some Midwest transplant who probably never heard of either Moscow, Boise or Idaho before he applied for the job had the gall to say the culture is “nasty” and “inebriated” and doesn’t give Boise State fans the respect … blah, blah, blah. “Inebriated!?” My immediate reaction (and thank you, W.C. Fields, for the inspiration) was, “Yes, yes. True, true. Some of the students do get carried away with the drinking up there. But in the morning, they wake up sober, while you, sir, will still work for an ugly commuter college.” After a few days of reflection, though, I have come to agree with your position. Absolutely ... never again should your poor widdle Bwonco fans have to waddle their fannies up Highway 95 and be subjected to the inebriated nasties of Akey’s Army—most of whom are probably from the Treasure Valley anyway and know all too well what it’s like to be inundated by the orange and blue—and never again should the Brigadoon burg of Moscow be subjected to the incessant hype, the boorish self-satisfaction and the strident cheesiness that I, like many, have come to associate with Bronco Nation. But especially in these times, when Idaho’s institutions of higher learning are under such duress from budget cuts and hostile political forces, we must go further than merely calling the rivalry off. What I am suggesting is that Boise State and Idaho divvy up the functions associated with universities, go their separate ways, and cross paths nevermore. In other words, Bob, you take the college football part. All of it—lock, stock and jock straps. And the U of I takes the university part. This way, both schools can quit pretending they are proficient in roles at which they are clearly dismal flops. I again stress that I am not in a position to set any policy here, but even without being a high-up mucky-muck university prez, it is as plain as the hair growing from the nose on my face that the U of I’s chances of ever being ranked within field goal range of the Top 25 are about as good as Boise State’s chances for ever developing a first-rate school of, oh ... say ... anything. This is why your institution rightfully deserves to inherit all aspects of college football in the state of Idaho—(caveat: Idaho State University has yet to be consulted on this arrangement)—and as far as I’m concerned, you could take the basketball and

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track programs, too. Though as I understand it, Boise State’s dominance of those sporty activities isn’t quite so clear-cut. Think about it, Bob. If Gem State college ball was in the sole domain of Boise State and you no longer had to divide your administration’s attentions with crud like English 101 and graduation ceremonies, you might accumulate enough clout to change conferences every year, instead of waiting around like a country cousin for something to open up in more prestigious circles. What’s more, with what you would save on faculty and labs and such, you might even come up with enough money to keep Coach Pete from jumping ship if one of the big schools come a-knocking. (In time, you might even consider taking the whole program down to California so that the players might be closer to home come Christmas breaks.) All I ask is that we be realistic about this: What exactly would the Treasure Valley have to lose in the academic sense if all the state’s academia went to Moscow? A few hundred adjunct faculty jobs, for sure. But the adjuncts could all go back to the high schools from which they came, and no one would be the wiser. Literally. Oh, I suppose you should keep a couple of departments, just to give the athletes something to do when they aren’t lifting weights or being interviewed. The communications department, for instance … you ought to hang onto that. The NCAA might not look kindly upon a program that didn’t produce a charter plane of communications majors every year. And phys-ed, of course. We wouldn’t want your gridironers forgetting how to lift weights, would we? To the U of I’s benefit—and I realize this is nowhere near as vital as which bowl games Boise State might be invited to—the citizens of Idaho might sleep a little better knowing that all the higher education stuff will be in the capable grasp of people who can actually run higher education. Possibly a few random examples might help illuminate the difference: While the U of I has graduate programs running out the Wah-Zoo (old Latah County joke), Boise State offers exactly four doctorate degrees; while the U of I operates a statewide extension program that has benefited Idahoans for decades, Boise State gives us blue turf; while Moscow put together a world-class jazz festival that still thrives after 43 years in a town of 40,000, big ol’ Boise’s Gene Harris Jazz Festival has dwindled down to a whistle in the dark after 13 measly years; while the U of I clones farm animals, Boise State turns out parking garages. I could go on, but suddenly, I feel compelled to be more uncivil than I’ve been so far. Probably has something to do with living in Moscow for eight years. Excuse me, Bob, but I believe I’ll go tap another keg and start over. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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Thanks to WikiLeaker, Afghan War will end soon MUMBAI—“An appalling irresponsible act.” That’s how Gen. James Nattis, at the helm of U.S. Central Command, characterizes the release of more than 76,000 classified Pentagon reports released by the website WikiLeaks. The Pentagon, headquarters of the Department of Defense, is the same outfit that loaded $24 billion in $100 bills onto shrink-wrapped pallets and loaded the cash onto C-130 transport planes bound for Iraq and guarded by enlisted men who earn $20,000 a year. Not one of those Benjamins has ever been heard from since. Which, given that the money was supposed to be paid to corrupt tribal sheikhs, is just as well. Speaking of behavior that falls short of the highest ethical standards (and is highly amusing), the involuntarily declassified material contains some real gems. My current fave—there will, no doubt, be others, for I am fickle and the material is vast—comes from an August 2007 report that explains some of the ways Pakistan uses the billions in U.S. tax dollars former President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama send it. Based in Waziristan in Pakistan’s western tribal areas, the Haqqani network is a neoTaliban-affiliated Islamist organization led by Sirajuddin Haqqani and his father Jalaluddin Haqqani. Officially, the Haqqanis are American targets because they harbor members of al-Qaida and are involved in weapons smuggling. Unofficially—on the ground, as they say—things are different. Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency (like our CIA) is supposed to help the United States arrest and/or kill the Haqqanis. That’s why the United States pays the ISI. Instead, the

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ISI pays the Haqqanis. With U.S. money. The ISI hires the Haqqanis to carry out interesting projects. For example, Pakistan used tax payer money to hire Haqqani assassins to kill Indian road engineers and workers in Nimruz province in western Afghanistan. Going rate: $15,000 to $30,000 each. The weirdest ISI-Haqqani business deal concerns 1,000 motorcycles. The ISI shipped the bikes to the Haqqanis for use in suicide bomb attacks in Khost and Logar provinces. It has been pointed out that the WikiLeaks documents don’t reveal much new. We already knew that Pakistan was our frenemy. We knew that drone planes kill more wedding guests than terrorists. We didn’t want to admit it, but we already kind of knew we were losing. The starred headline involves the likelihood that the Taliban have surface-to-air missiles. But the leaks are nevertheless a gamechanger. They confirm what those few of us who opposed this war from the start have been saying all along. They prove that the military sees things the same way we do. So that’s the end of the debate. The war is an atrocity and a mistake. Everyone agrees. Public support for the war was already waning. Just 43 percent of the public still backs “the good war.” The leaks mark the beginning of the end of one of a stupid country’s countless stupid misadventures. I don’t see what else could have done it so quickly. Thanks to the leaker, thousands of lives will be saved in Afghanistan. Hundreds of U.S. soldiers will live out normal lives. Billions of dollars will stop pouring into the pockets of the Pakistanis. If that’s irresponsible, well, call me a fan of irresponsibility.



State Street today between Eighth and Ninth streets.

A street of dreams according to JensenBelts’ vision of an urban streetscape.

QUICK, SAY IT THREE TIMES FAST State Street streetscape GEORGE PRENTICE If you’re one of the many who curse the traffic west to east along State Street each morning, or east to west each evening, you might be hard-pressed to describe your journey. Most define State Street by its tire stores or parking lots rather than the street itself, which is quite different from, say Capitol Boulevard, where travelers might describe the view from the Depot, or the Basque Block, where they might say something about the design of the street, or landscape. But State Street is, well, not much more than a way to get in or out of town. “It’s a little like an unkempt hallway when you walk into your home,” said Mike Hall of the Capital City Development Corporation. “It’s just a room you walk through to get to the rest of the house. You’re immune to how it looks because you see it every day. It’s not until someone comes for a visit that you might notice that pile of laundry.” It’s Hall’s job to notice. He’s the development director for CCDC, responsible for longand short-term planning and development for Boise’s urban renewal agency. “If there’s a streetscape improvement project, that’s within my realm,” said Hall. Simply put, a streetscape is the appearance or view of a thoroughfare. And to put it bluntly, the current appearance of State Street is nothing to write home about. Or walk home on. “I walk to work most mornings, but I don’t walk State Street,” said Phillip Kushlan, CCDC executive director. “It’s not a particularly pleasant place to walk.” According to CCDC documents, much of State running from Eighth to 16th “is unattractive and doesn’t provide a comfortable environment for pedestrians. The width of the roadway varies substantially from block to block, causing confusion for drivers, and parts WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

of it are in very poor condition.” So in July, Kushlan and Hall presented to their board the State Street Streetscape Plan. “For most of our board, it was their first look at something tangible,” said Kushlan. “I was quite surprised at their level of enthusiasm.” You have to go back to 2001 to trace Boise’s beginning of the streetscape idea. That’s when the Westside Urban Renewal Plan was adopted, setting specific standards for everything between the curb and the face of a building. The streetscape standards designated State Street as an “urban parkway.” The difficulty of implementing the urban parkway standard has been made all the more challenging by the nature of the businesses that line State Street. For instance, owners remodeled existing buildings, rather than build new ones, resulting in a lack of consistency. And as some businesses have grown, so have the number of so-called “curb-cuts.” A curb-cut is where the curb and sidewalk come to a temporary halt to make way for a driveway into a parking lot. And you’ll run out of fingers and toes if you try counting how many curbs have been cut on State Street. Taking all of this into consideration, CCDC turned to JensenBelts Associates, Boise architects and urban designers. Chances are, if you know Boise, you know their work: the Ada County Courthouse, Boise Art Museum, the Linen District, Royal Plaza, the Veltex Building. “Eric Jensen pointed to the Basque Block,” said Kushlan. “It’s a special throughway that’s distinctive from anyplace else.” It’s no wonder. Jensen, principal of JensenBelts, was the chief project architect of the Basque block. Jensen drafted two design concepts for State Street between Eighth and 16th

streets: an urban streetscape and a parkway streetscape. The differences were subtle, but at July’s meeting, the CCDC board liked the urban streetscape a bit more. “The construction cost will be a little higher, but maintenance costs will be less,” said Kushlan. The first draft estimates that the cost per block might be $239,000. Each block could see a 9-foot-wide sidewalk and up to eight trees and four historic Granville street lamps on each side of State Street. And intersections could include new features too, not unlike the Basque block: scored, colored concrete yielding a brick-like facade with a centerpiece featuring a logo or artwork molded into the pavement. The State Street streetscape has miles to go, with many yield signs in its way. Kushlan and Hall were given initial feedback by the CCDC board just a couple of weeks ago. Conversations are ongoing with Boise’s Public Works Department and the Ada County Highway District, the governing body of all things highway and byway. And soon, CCDC will launch what will be the critical element of jump-starting the project: meeting with businesses and property owners. “We’ll try to do as many one-on-one conversations as we can,” said Kushlan. “It affects everybody differently.” Don’t expect jackhammers anytime soon. Kushlan said the project would begin in 2012 at the earliest. How big a deal is this to CCDC? “There really hasn’t been this kind of investment in beautifying a major corridor in recent memory,” said Kushlan. If the vision becomes reality, some 30,000 daily commuters could have a new way of describing State Street: a tree-lined gateway to the City of Trees.

History is like lightning. It can light up the sky and terrify all at once. But blink, and you’ll miss it. As the summer’s biggest lightning storm ripped through Southwest Idaho on Aug. 9, history was being made in the safe confines of a Boise hotel ballroom. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission unveiled an exhaustive draft of an Environmental Impact Statement concerning Areva’s proposed uranium enrichment facility for Eastern Idaho: 664 pages worth. Eyes glazed over more than once during the session. But right about 7:20 p.m., lightning hit. “The NRC staff’s preliminary recommendation is that, unless safety issues mandate otherwise, Areva should be issued a license to construct and operate the facility,” said Stephen Lemont, NRC’s environmental project manager. And with that, Idaho moved a giant step toward a commercial nuclear age. The NRC, Areva and opponents would remind us that several important steps remain before full licensing of the proposed $3.3 billion uranium enrichment facility: a public comment period, another EIS in 2011, hearings on safety and environmental matters, and a final licensing decision in January 2012. But on Aug. 9, the NRC laid the first brick on a road toward licensing, and the burden now sits fully on the shoulders of opponents. That’s not to say that opponents are unbowed. About 45 minutes into the hearing, the Snake River Alliance laid bare the NRC’s assumptions. Liz Woodruff, energy policy analyst for SRA, took about 20 minutes to deconstruct the NRC thesis. “This draft is inadequate,” said Woodruff, challenging the commission’s impact analyses of land use, air quality, water resources, public and occupational health, and waste management. Woodruff preceded a long list of speakers, but for those expecting an even balance of pro vs. con, disappointment quickly settled in. Rich Barkley, a nuclear and environmental engineer, was hired by the NRC to serve as a facilitator. At the beginning of the evening, he promised to alternate between elected officials and members of the public. He quickly broke his own ground rules. One by one, government officials offered strong support of all things nuclear. All the familiar names were put into the record: Otter, Crapo, Simpson. But none showed. Each sent a staffer to read their letters. That was followed by a long list of supporters from Idaho Falls. Scores of Treasure Valley residents looked on in frustration, minutes turning into hours, waiting for their opportunity to speak. You may want to read the draft EIS for yourself at The access number is: ML101890384. It is possibly the most important document you’ll read for years to come. —George Prentice

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Wild sego lilies grow in rural Boise County, the site of the proposed CuMo “exploratory project.”

WHERE WILL ALL THE FLOWERS GO? Digging for answers on a proposed mining operation GEORGE PRENTICE Think back to high school chemistry. Remember the dreaded table of elements? The chemical symbol for copper is Cu. The symbol for molybdenum is Mo. Put them together and you have CuMo. And now you know more than most Idahoans about the proposed CuMo mine, which could become the largest open pit mine of its kind in North America. The U.S. Forest Service would have you believe that they’re not really considering a mine for the Grimes Pass area, approximately 14 miles north of Idaho City. Rather, they’re considering something called an “exploratory project.” “We’re not even going to talk about mining,” said Russell Hicks of the Forest Service at an Aug. 7 open house at the Crouch community hall. “This is strictly an examination of a proposal to build 10 or 13 miles of roads through the area.” What can the Forest Service say about the privately owned mining company? “We’re not really here to discuss them,” countered Hicks. “We’re simply looking at the environmental impact from the process.” The company is Mosquito Consolidated Gold Mines, out of Vancouver, B.C. Its largest single shareholder is International Energy and Mineral Resources of Hong Kong. Mosquito wants to build miles of new roads in Boise County, truck in equipment and drill approximately 260 exploratory holes across 7,000 acres. Not unlike other “outsiders” (think Areva’s nuclear ambitions and Bridge Resources’ natural gas drilling), Mosquito is all abuzz about jobs. Their investment prospectus tags Boise County as “one of Idaho’s poorest” and promises “trained mining-industrial

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workforce are available within 50 miles of the property.” “I don’t want to live in a mining community,” said Tina Marie Hoven of Garden Valley. “I’ve had too much. I’m ready to give up.” Ann Finley has no intention of moving. She’s lived in nearby Pioneerville on 31 acres that her parents bought from turn-of-thecentury homesteaders. Finley spends her days among the wild sego lilies and Indian paint brush lining nearby Clear Creek and Grimes Creek, headwaters to Lucky Peak and the Boise River. “I’ve already seen considerable erosion,” said Finley, “and mining would certainly dramatically impact the waters.” “Mining is the No. 1 toxic polluter in the nation,” said Pam Conley of Idaho Families for Clean Water, a coalition of organizations working to protect the Boise River watershed. Thus far, most media has painted the CuMo debate in pedestrian “business vs. environmentalists” cliches. But Forest Service geologist Hicks said his agency earnestly wants and needs public input on the matter. “We’re holding two more hearings. Then there’ll be about a 30-day comment period before a decision is handed down,” he said. The next hearings are slated for Thursday, Aug. 12, 6-9 p.m., at the Doubletree Riverside in Boise and Friday, Aug. 13, 4-7 p.m., at the Idaho City community center. Ironically, up in northern Idaho there are very different meetings taking place. That’s where they’re discussing a proposed expansion of superfund cleanups of mining waste. That work could cost $1.3 billion and last 30 years. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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BOB BATISTA A fair-minded guy GEORGE PRENTICE crews cleaned bathrooms every two hours. That was unacceptable. We used to tell people where to park. Now, we’ve added trams to help bring them from their cars to the gate. When I first came here, I would hear, “It’s kind of dirty, and it’s the same old stuff.” So first, we got the basics down: make certain that it’s well-lit, safe and clean. And then we tried to enhance the inside elements. There’s not an act here that stays longer than two years. We’re always aiming to bring in something fresh.

How many folks are working here when the fair is going full tilt? I’d have to say probably 600 people.

How do you manage food vendors? They pay a reservation fee to hold a spot. And then they pay 20 percent of their daily sales.

What’s the budget for the fair? It’s about $3 million dollars for the 10 days. As you get closer to opening day (Friday, Aug. 20), what’s on your to-do list? I’ve got my hands in just about every little thing at this point. By now, we’re past the “where do you put stuff” stage. Now, we’re talking about how we enhance things. Give us an example of that. When I first came here, nobody picked up trash on the grounds. They just emptied the trash barrels. That was unacceptable. Our

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How do you determine what you want to change or add/subtract? A lot of it comes from my 11 years here. But we have a real good team. For instance, we have someone who helps us with commercial vendors. Six or seven years ago, we had a plethora of spa dealers, and people told us, “I really didn’t want to come to a spa fair.” So, we try and choose vendors/products that the public tells us they want to keep, and we’re always looking for something new.

How do you determine who stays and who goes? The public tells us based on their sales. But we also critique appearance, customer service, and overall satisfaction. Do you have a favorite fair-food item? It’s got to be the corn dog. Tell us about food safety standards. Inspectors from Central District Health are coming periodically through the day doing random inspections. They’re double-checking


When Bob Batista was 12 years old, living in Great Falls, Mont., somebody asked him if he wanted to sell horse racing programs at the fair. He sold them for a quarter and kept a nickel. He never looked back. From maintenance crews to operations to fair management, Batista has worked at or managed fairs in Great Falls and Billings, Mont.; Vallejo, Calif.; and Boise. Eleven years ago, Batista took over as director of the Western Idaho Fair, and to date, he’s the longest running fair manager. The fair dates back to 1897 and has survived a century of change: It has witnessed quite a bit of history as well, including the first ferris wheel West of the Mississippi (at the turn of the 20th century), Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, a plane from the Wright Brothers and a visit from Charles Lindbergh. Since the mid 1980s, the fair has been independent of any taxpayer monies. Dubbed an “enterprise fund,” it is now entirely self-funded, including salaries and capital improvements.

preparations, temperatures and cleanliness. How about games of chance? The carnival operators run the show with our input. Various staff members are always checking them out. Plus, sheriff’s deputies are always walking the grounds, making sure that the games are what they’re supposed to be. If the temperatures hit triple digits, what are your plans to keep things cool? We have tented areas to sit and eat. This year, we’ve expanded one of our larger tents. We have plenty of shady trees with seats nearby. All of our bleachers for the shows have canopies over them. Do you still have a bit of “kid” in you? After as many years as I’ve been doing this, it really becomes a business, but some days are easier than others. Especially when I see the sparkle in a kid’s eyes, with cotton candy all around their smile, and they truly love coming out here. You know, lately I’ve been watching how stressed people have become. They really need a place to go where they can unwind. People need to get away from their TVs and Blackberrys and they need to come and interact and be social with one another. And it really is all about the kids. To some, it’s a fairy-tale land, and everything is so exciting. I just know they’re thinking, “I can’t wait till the fair comes back next year.” It’s really all about creating the next generation of fair goers.


We’ve Come a Long Way Baby —Or Have We? The state of feminism in Idaho by Carissa Wolf | illustration by Adam Rosenlund

y all outward appearances, the Idaho Women’s Network ceased to exist. You won’t find an IWN office. The website left the World Wide Web months ago. The phone line: dead. “We really don’t have any income now,” said IWN president Diane Donald. “Both our major funders looked at us last year and said that this is a lost cause.” When donors yanked funding to the nearly three-decades-old women’s advocacy groups last spring, the state’s once vocal voice for women’s rights dimmed to a mere whisper. The organization closed its office doors in April and laidoff staff. A $20 check recently came into the IWN—just enough to help return the organization’s bank balance to the black, at least for a while. “We’re still here. We just don’t have a staff, office or e-mail,” said Amanda Barber, IWN board member. The loss of funding translates into an absent voice for women’s rights in a legislature that activists say hasn’t always been sympathetic to women’s issues. Lawmakers’ recent action on two key pieces of legislation—the stalling of a bill recognizing the pay gap between men and women and the passage of a measure that could limit access to birth control—proved an unwillingness to put women’s rights ahead of politics, IWN members said. It was a time and an issue tailor-made for IWN, but that voice was notably absent, and activists and



scholars said that the loss of a strong women’s lobbying group at the Statehouse could jeopardize women’s continued push for equality. “Legislators will ultimately not address issues important to women,” said Lisa McClain, Boise State’s director of Gender Studies. Some saw the loss of IWN grant money as a testament to the waning influence of progressive groups in Idaho and as evidence of a receding women’s movement in the state. But IWN supporters see the loss of funding as an opportunity—a chance to send the latest wave of feminism in a new direction. And rather than see it as a blow to the advancement of gender equality, they see the shuttering of the Idaho Women’s Network doors as part of the evolution of social movement. Organizations come and go, movements peak, recede and regain momentum. And a dead phone line doesn’t equate to the mortality of feminism in Idaho. “Is feminism dead? No. It’s moving in the direction that it needs to, which [is] to be multi-issue, more inclusive,” said Amy Herzfeld, executive director of the Idaho Human Rights Education Center and past IWN board member. “I think that every organization has its life cycle. And it transitions. And often organizations expand from their original missions to become broader, and that was certainly the case with the Idaho Women’s Network.” IWN members plan to rebuild the group as a multi-issue volunteer-based organization. But the IWN phoenix may look a little different than the IWN that arose in the 1980s—just as the latest wave of Idaho feminism looks different from the tides of the past movements. “Like any major social movement, [feminism] ebbs and flows and experiences different measures of successes in response to other systemic conditions,” said Chandra Silva, professor of history and gender studies at Boise State.

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Is feminism dead? No. It’s moving in the direction that it needs to, which [is] to be multi-issue, more inclusive.” Generations of women have pushed waves of feminism toward Idaho’s shores. They brought suffrage to Idaho. They opened door after door for their daughters and granddaughters. “These are the women on whose great shoulders we stand,” Silva said. And feminism—political action that fights for women’s rights and the belief in gender equality—remains a present yet evolving force in Idaho, activists say. Today’s feminism just looks different, Silva noted. “People who identify as feminists have just become more integrated in human rights and social justice campaigns,” she said. “I see human-rights work as feminist work. I see racial-justice work as feminist work.” Herzfeld said. “I see countering xenophobia as feminist application for social justice. You can be a feminist and work on countering xenophobia and anti-immigrant sentiment in Idaho. You can be a feminist and work on racial equity ... We need to lift everyone up equally.” It started in the mid-1980s as most waves of feminism do: with a unity of women. Before the IWN became a lobbying force or even had its name, IWN founders started with a singular agenda: to gather women in what would be the first of many conferences. “We thought it would be a small thing,” recalled Betsy Dunklin, one of IWN’s early founders, but 200 women showed up. “We’ve never seen anything like it,” she said. Collectively, the women started tackling issues and drawing up plans for what the IWN would eventually look like. On the agenda: health care, domestic violence, child care and reproductive rights. “We decided we were going to take on some tough decisions and really focus. And we did,” Dunklin said. “There were a lot of women who took a lot of leadership.” Those numbers created an awesome force as the organization met the first of many proposals that would propel the IWN to mount a defense. House Bill 625 of 1990 proposed some of the strictest restrictions on abortion in the nation. The measure would have outlawed an estimated 93 percent of all abortions that were performed in the state at that time, limiting access except in cases of rape, incest, fetal deformity or when the mother’s life or health was threatened. The bill sailed through the Legislature but met opposition by vocal IWN supporters. Hundreds of IWN members lobbied Idaho lawmakers and thousands stood at the Statehouse to rally against the measure. “It was very exciting,” Dunklin said of the sheer numbers. “It was overwhelming.”

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Gov. Cecil Andrus eventually vetoed the legislation, and IWN’s efforts demonstrated the ability of Idaho women to organize, lobby, rally their numbers and draw the attention of the international press. As IWN’s momentum grew, members became a constant presence in the Legislature. “I more counted on them to be working on [women’s] issues and bringing people into the legislative process and training women to talk to legislators. That’s something they did very effectively,” said Boise Democrat Sen. Nicole LeFavour. As the IWN gained influence, its agenda evolved to include multi-issue causes that advanced women, families, gay and lesbian rights, racial equity and economic justice. It became a clearinghouse of information, disseminating news and legislative updates about how issues and proposals affected women’s everyday lives. “The Legislature was not really well versed in how legislation affects women’s lives,” said Krista Broderick, an early IWN member and volunteer. “And the Idaho Women’s Network brought that voice to the Legislature. And they still need that voice in the Legislature.” The IWN fought for coverage of women’s health care and sought funding for early childhood development and education programs. But their efforts often met resistance. Broderick recalls how one lawmaker responded to a measure that would have provided after-school programs for latchkey kids. “If kids have a place to be rather than go home to an empty house, that can only be good for the community. And [one] senator said ... ‘Well, if women would stay home with their children, we wouldn’t need a latchkey program. I don’t see any need to allocate any funding to it.’” Such attitudes often forced the IWN to fight with an unyielding defense. “A lot of our donors said they wanted their money to go to a successful [organization], and they don’t think a little organization in Idaho can be successful,” Donald said. The IWN funding shortfall followed a waning membership base and high turnover on the board of directors. Members report getting fewer calls for volunteer help over the years, and last year’s annual IWN conference saw sparse attendance. Today’s IWN board members are all young, and the longest serving member has sat on the board only since March 2009. “We have very active women in the community, and I think they just overextended themselves,” said board member Kylee Morfitt. “It’s the same 20 or 30 people doing WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

everything,” Donald said. “Feminism is evolving, but it doesn’t feel like a wave,” said past IWN Public Policy Director Taryn Magrini. Women activists see a ripple floating across the waters of gender equality. New generations of feminists have helped sustain that momentum but they don’t see the numbers to turn their work into a formidable wave of change. “Feminism wasn’t the same as it was 50 years ago,” said IWN board member Jessica Epy. “Women still are not equal; it’s still something that needs to be worked on.” McClain said she sees the waning participation as part of a misperception that gender equality already exists, a trend that leaves activists like Magrini wary. “Just because we have this female Secretary of State doesn’t mean that we don’t have a glass ceiling.” Magrini said. Gen Xers and the millennial generation seem to have lost the sense of urgency and importance that helped propel their mothers and grandmothers into action, activists said. The ripple of today’s activism seems to bounce against the social pressures that leave people just struggling to survive. “People don’t always think of [women’s rights] as a major issue with all the things going on in the world. We have the economy, the oil spill ... It kind of gets overshadowed when you’re looking for a job and trying to support a family.” And would-be activists are simply exhausted, many say. “It takes a lot to always be beaten down in a systematic way,” said Melissa Wintrow, past Boise State Women’s Center coordinator and gender studies professor. “We’re tired, and we’re distracted.” And somewhere along the way, in some circles, feminism never stood for equality, justice, or as Silva sees it, an opportunity to examine social disparities from a political framework. Wintrow recalled a time when she was called into an administrator’s office for using the word “feminism.” For some, “feminism” became little more than a political dirty word. And those attitudes may have trickled into the Idaho electorate, Epy said. “There are some people who have a negative connotation [of feminism], especially in Idaho,” she said. Epy points to conservative ideologies fueled by the commentaries of the likes of Rush Limbaugh that helped instill the “femi-Nazi” vocabulary into the vernacular of many and may have helped settle the waters of Idaho feminism. And some women, such as stay-at-home moms, may struggle to find a place in the movement that advocates for equal pay and opportunities in the workforce. But today’s feminists say the movement is more inclusive than ever, embracing women of all socio-economic, cultural and racial backgrounds. “It’s a choice,” Epy said of women’s decision to stay home and raise kids, and that choice needs to be supported and valued. While some blame an over-worked constituency and technology-based activism for the decline in IWN membership, others look to the changing face of sexism to explain why women activists don’t show their numbers in the thousands as they did to oppose HB 625 in 1990. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

“I think today there’s not anything too loud like that right now,” Broderick said, noting that galvanizing anti-abortion legislation doesn’t surface as it did in the past. Feminists say that today’s opponents of gender equity don’t aim to demolish the equalizing structures built by the mothers of feminism with a single blow. Rather, they work to slowly erode the foundation of equality with single chips and subtle sexism. “I think that politicians have gotten smarter, and they chip away a little tiny bit at a time so it doesn’t become real obvious,” Broderick said. “And that’s the most dangerous approach.” Taryn Magrini sees sexism, but it’s not the blatant discrimination that rallied feminists of past generations. You don’t see the same kinds of efforts to rescind the

Equal Rights Act in 1977, while efforts to dismantle reproductive freedom don’t carry the same transparency as HB 625, Idaho feminists say. Instead, during the last legislative session, Magrini and others battled the “Conscience Bill,” which allows health-care practitioners to opt out of providing medical care or filling a prescription if doing so would go against their personal morals. Many see the new law as an attack on women’s reproductive rights since it could affect access to birth control. They also fought to pass legislation aimed at recognizing the pay disparities between men and women. Neither of the measures went as IWN had hoped, but the process demonstrated how lawmakers can use policy to slowly dismantle women’s rights.

“It’s all very subtle. And it’s a lot harder to fight someone who’s being subtle,” Magrini said. “Sometimes the attack on women’s freedom rings loud and clear, as it did when the Legislature failed to recognize the pay gap between men and women’s earnings,” Magrini said. Similar legislation easily passed in 2009 without dissent, but this year’s bill failed without ever receiving a hearing before the House or Senate. “You could use that as a litmus test for how Idaho politicians feel about women,” Magrini said. And numerous socio-economic measures speak of the position still relegated to Idaho’s women: Women remain underrepresented in the highest-paying occupations and overrepresented in the lowest-paying jobs. And women still earn only about 80 percent of

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what men earn nationally, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Idaho women earn even less—just 72 cents for every dollar that a man earns. And the U.S. Government Accountability Office also found that when all employment variables remain the same, a pay gap still exists. But the socio-economic reality of minorities looks even more dire, Wintrow said. “Whenever you talk about women or men, you have to talk about which women and which men,” she noted. The pay gap for black women widens to nearly 70 percent and to 60 percent for Hispanic women. Idaho women in general face some of the lowest rankings on key socio-economic indicators, according to an Institute for Women’s Policy Research report. Idaho women rank 48th in employment and earnings, dead last in the number of women in managerial and professional occupations, and 39th in political participation and higher educational attainment. “Unless you’re willing to participate in patriarchy and not rebel, I don’t think this is a friendly place for women,” Wintrow said. Women said they also feel the unfriendly climate in more subtle ways. “It isn’t obvious. But isn’t that what oppression looks like now?” Magrini said. As a lobbyist for IWN, Magrini said she was often treated like a naive granddaughter by older male representatives and frequently saw male lawmakers patronize other female lobbyists. “I would see the men—male lobbyists— treat the female lawmakers with disrespect,” she recalled. “I think the maddest I ever got was not on my behalf.” She became accustomed to being called a “young lady” and often had her hand patted by paternalistic lawmakers. And on more than one occasion she witnessed representatives treat their female colleagues as if they were uneducated about the issues. The subtle sexist dynamics were usually expressed through nonverbal communication, she said. So Magrini employed her own nonverbal communication to reassert her power. A person blind to Magrini’s smarts can’t miss her height. Magrini stands tall. And in heels she towers at nearly 6 feet. So Magrini often wore high heels. “It’s really hard to look down on someone who’s taller than you.” Women recently stood tall as dozens of female heads of state departments gathered at the Idaho Statehouse on a mid-June afternoon to field policy questions from the public. But they stood as more than experts in public policy and government. They stood as a testament of the accomplishments of Idaho women. The women—32 in all— filled the panel in the Statehouse’s Garden auditorium and spoke of agency agendas and ideas on ways to improve government. Yet the loudest message they delivered needed no words: Their presence spoke of what generations past viewed as unthinkable—smart, strong, successful women are leading us into the future. Displays in the Statehouse halls leading to the forum’s auditorium recalled times when such gathering would have been unimaginable. A chronology of women’s history celebrated Idaho’s women leaders and the gains made for women’s rights in the state.

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Tributes acknowledged the work of philanthropists such as Laura Moore Cunningham and the leadership of modern-day civil rights activist and legislative candidate Cherie Buckner-Webb. A timeline of Idaho history reminded forum participants of an oppressive past endured by generations of women. It also reminded onlookers that Idaho was once on the forefront of advancing gender equality; Idaho was the fourth state to pass women’s suffrage. “Idaho has been blazing trails for a long time,” noted forum panelist, Luci Willits, chief of staff at the State Department of Education. Idaho swells with stories of successful, trail-blazing women. One needs to look no further than the accomplished female panelists or the Boise State Women’s Center’s annual tribute to Women Making History to see the gains. Or look at the movers and shakers around Idaho fighting for human rights, civil rights and social justice. Nonprofits around the valley, including the American Civil Liberties Union, United Vision for Idaho and the Idaho Human Rights Education Center are headed by young female executive directors who replaced male predecessors. The hard-fought victories and the changing face of leadership that made the Women’s Day gathering possible were not lost on the forum’s attendees. “The first stories I did when I was a [cub] reporter were, ‘Oh my gosh, we have women truck drivers,’ and ‘Oh my gosh, we have a woman veterinarian.’ Those were the stories 30 years ago,” journalist Dee Sarton told the Women’s Day audience. “There’s still a long ways to go. We can see that reflected in policies and institutions. Women in the community in Idaho don’t have equal access or equal value in law,” Herzfeld said. “The work continues.” Part of that work includes pulling the youngest generations into the push for equality. The waves of feminism depend on new generations to push the tides forward, and some of today’s feminists worry that not enough young women stand ready to take up the cause. “I think young women take a lot for granted. I remember when I was in high school, if you got pregnant, you were stuck,” Broderick said. “They take for granted that if they want to do something, they can do it.” Still, the world hasn’t changed enough, Broderick said. “We still have the same work-place issues we had 20 years ago,” she said, noting the wage disparities, the under-representation of women in high-paying professions and the number of companies that have yet to enact woman- and family-friendly policies, such as in-house child care. And women remain absent in society’s most powerful social institutions. Just less than 24 percent of Idaho lawmakers are women, and not a single woman sits on the Idaho Supreme Court. Broderick found that some of the daughters of the second wave of feminism—Gen Xers born in the 1970s—haven’t always embraced the gains made by the women of their mother’s generation. Broderick sought to inspire some of these young girls to dream big and set their sights on achievement when they were teens. Her efforts put WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

We need to be mindful of the needs of women ... of the women who are not being represented. And the only way we can do that is to advance the station of all people.”

her in Boise classrooms before an audience of teenaged girls in the 1990s. She asked them what they wanted from their lives as adults. Did they want an education? Did they want to travel or volunteer in Africa? Did they want a nice house? The girls said they wanted comfortable lives and amazing experiences. Then Broderick asked how they planned to achieve their dreams. Few had answers. And those who did look to support themselves only considered occupations traditionally filled by women. Women who aim to inspire younger generations tell similar stories. Former Eagle Mayor Nancy Merrill told Women’s Day attendees about a young student who wanted to meet with her for a report she was working on about mayors. The young girl was shocked to find a woman standing before her in the mayor’s office. “She said, ‘I didn’t know women could be mayors,’” Merrill recalled. “I told her she could be anything ... Those are the things girls need to hear.” Still, many can’t forget the recent example of the Conscience Bill, even those who pushed for the bill. “Whenever you lose a collective voice, you lose something,” said Boise Republican Sen. Chuck Winder. “I think it’s really too bad for the process that they are not at the table.” Winder sponsored the bill, which proponents touted as an effort to ensure the moral freedom of health-care providers. The Conscience Bill followed failed 2009 legislation that would have given pharmacists the ability exclude themselves from filling prescriptions they found objectionable. House Bill 216 passed the House in 2009 but didn’t make it through a Senate committee hearing. Lawmakers said some wanted to rework that proposal so that it also exempted health-care workers, such as nurses, from participation in practices they considered at odds with their beliefs. Winder said he and other lawmakers tried to bring women’s voices into the Conscience Bill discussions and other debates, even if it was a voice of dissent. Winder said IWN concerns about the Conscience Bill were used to help draft amendments to the legislation that ultimately passed despite IWN’s continued opposition. But regardless of the differing opinions, Winder said IWN held an important place at the Statehouse. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

“They’ve always been a pretty legitimate force in representing their constituency,” Winder said. “They had a presence.” Today women continue the fight for women’s rights as community organizers, champions of civil liberties and humanrights educators. And for many, that fight began in their college years. A swell of ambitious Boise State feminists rose in the late 1990s and early 2000s to create one of the largest consortiums of political-action based clubs on campus. They began their activism by building feminist clubs with names hinting at their egalitarian agenda: Idaho Sisters in Solidarity, Idahoans Struggling in Solidarity, Feminist Empowerment, Students for Direct Action and the Idaho Student Progressive Alliance. That burst of energy, though shortlived, left a mark. Many of today’s young leaders and advocates in social justice rode that tide of activism to launch careers and forge volunteer partnerships in state equity movements. Some student activists joined IWN forces before going on to volunteer for political and social justice campaigns. And others, including Herzfeld, fight for equality as nonprofit leaders. And although the women’s organizations that helped launch their activism have fallen away, they’ve kept feminism alive with an inclusive fight for the rights of everyone. “There are more multi-issue groups popping up around town that aren’t singleissue or single-identity-based,” Herzfeld explained. “Identity-based and single-issue work isn’t especially relevant anymore if the goal is liberation for all people.” Herzfeld and equality advocates such as Adrienne Evans can’t separate women’s rights from human rights. Nor can they separate women’s rights from economic justice, civil liberties or social equality. “There are [Idaho] towns and counties where you’ve got 47 percent of single women with children under 5 living in poverty,” said Evans, executive director of United Vision for Idaho. We can begin to advance the position of women, Evans explained, by ending the systemic economic disparities that impoverish women. “We need to be mindful of the needs of women ... of the women who are not being represented. And the only way we can do that is to advance the station of all people.”

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music VANS WARPED TOUR Still alive and kicking, the Vans Warped Tour is in its 16th year, and although it has diverged from its punk rock, D.I.Y., mid-90s roots into a commercial mega-festival, Warped still manages to pull thousands of excited teeny-bopping rebels and ’tween mall punks into its massive mosh pits and dusty free-for-alls. Nampa is one of the last stops on this year’s tour, and features Warped veterans Alkaline Trio, Anti-Flag, Dropkick Murphys, Reel Big Fish and Sum 41. The tour also includes newer acts that the kids are raving about, such as Andrew W.K., AM Taxi, Attack Attack and You Me At Six. As always, there will be professional skaters and bikers busting out moves on the half pipe, and various bands, labels, political groups and clothing companies will set up shop around the premises, creating a flea-market-like atmosphere. Since Warped Tour is many youngsters’ first introduction to outdoor festivals, it’s important to be prepared—one concert goer died in Kansas earlier this month, allegedly from heat exhaustion and dehydration. Warped attendees are allowed to bring in a water bottle, with multiple refilling stations located around the premises. If things get too hot, check in at a mist tent or shaded area. It’s also a good idea to locate the first-aid tent and wear plenty of sun block. But most importantly, dive in the mosh pit and have some fun. 1-10 p.m., $32 adv., $35 door, Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa, 208-468-1000,

FRIDAY AUG. 13 wine WINEFEST After throwing one of the biggest and best parties in Boise, Jaialdi 2010, you’d think the good people of

the Basque block would be ready for a month or two of rest and relaxation, maybe take some time off for their worn-out livers and tired legs. But instead, they’ve chosen to throw a large wine festival, with a selection of nearly 100 domestic and import labels. The Basque Museum and Cultural Center’s 13th annual WineFest will take place

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on Friday, Aug. 13. In addition to the variety of reds and whites, restaurants in the area will supply a selection of tapas to pair with the wine. There’s also a silent auction with hotel stays, jewelry, artwork, gift certificates, specialty wine and more going to the highest bidders. The Oinkari Basque Dancers will be there, liven-

Fans of Kokanee Beer, most popular with our neighbors to the north in British Columbia may be a bit disappointed to learn that contrary to initial first thoughts, “Kokanee Outdoor Day” isn’t going to involve an out-of-hand keg party in the middle of the Idaho wilderness. Quite the opposite. Kokanee Outdoor Day is a family style celebration dedicated to the other very important kokanee—salmon—along Highway 21 and John Brogan Park in Idaho City. Every year, kokanee salmon make a journey up Mores Creek, and thanks to Trout Unlimited, Sierra Club, Idaho Rivers United and the Be Outside Initiative, a celebration is held in their honor. There will be five road stops along Highway 21 between Boise and Idaho City between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m, where travelers can participate in interactive displays and activities. The first stop involves a raptor-watching activity, where people can use the Golden Eagle Audubon telescopes to spot birds soaring in the sky. Kids and parents can learn about bugs and search for fish in Mores Creek during the second stop. Folks from the Idaho Gold Prospectors Association will be on hand at the third stop to give people the chance to strike it rich by panning for gold. Tour the Rocks water plant and taste fresh mountain spring water, and at the final stop, plant a tree along Grimes Creek. Once explorers make it to Idaho City, they will head to John Brogan Park from noon to 6 p.m. for the main event. Perfect your casting techniques during fly-casting demonstrations, make friends with a raptor from the World Center for Birds of Prey, enjoy story time in a teepee and get your fortune told by the “Fish Fortune-Telling Gypsy.” Also take advantage of Harley’s Beer Garden while listening to live music. And because you’ve been learning about fish, looking at fish and talking about fish all day, visitors are bound to get a bit hungry. Luckily, Trudy’s Kitchen is stepping in to host a massive salmon feed. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., FREE, John Brogan Park, Idaho City, 208-392-4159,

ing up the atmosphere with their traditional Basque folk dancing. The entry fee gets you a commemorative glass and some scrip to purchase the tapas and/or wine. Fifteen different distributors and vendors will showcase their wines, with plenty of free samples. Proceeds benefit the Basque Museum. 5:30-9:30 p.m., $27 adv., $30 door, four for $100,

Basque Block, Grove St.,


FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Those with older siblings often possess haunting memories of being chastised for ruining favorite items of clothing and stuffed into uncomfortably small spaces. Nampa—Boise’s little brother—has become a victim of younger-siblingsyndrome, often teased for




Don’t think twice about seeing Bob Dylan at Idaho Botanical Garden.


The thymes, they are a’changin’.

music BOB DYLAN With each generation comes a new group of folk balladeers. Those who take music that has been passed down through generations—songs about the good Earth’s majesty or the backbreaking struggles of the working class—filter them through their own artistic lenses and make them relevant again. Back in the 1930s and ’40s, it was “Oklahoma cowboy” Woody Guthrie, who traveled across the United States reinterpreting old folk tunes, penning songs about the Great Depression, praising Works Progress Administration projects and drawing attention to immigrant struggles, often collaborating with black folk musician Huddie “Leadbelly” Ledbetter. By the 1960s, Guthrie had inspired a whole new generation of folk singers, the most prolific being Robert Allen Zimmerman—a man we know as Bob Dylan. Dylan put his own spin on a number of Guthrie classics and quickly became the voice of the ’60s civil rights and anti-war movements. After five decades of creating new music, Dylan is still at it, himself inspiring countless new folk acts with every generation. Most recently, Dylan’s rambling protest tunes have influenced a number of acts in the freak-folk genre. Local musicians and non-musicians alike who’ve been inspired by Dylan can catch the troubadour at a special outdoor concert at Idaho Botanical Garden on Sunday, Aug. 15. Just make sure to pack a picnic to keep your blanket from blowin’ in the wind. 6:30 p.m. doors, 7:30 p.m. show, $52, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, 208-343-8649,

For 24 years, the festival has attracted about 15,000 visitors to Lakeview Park to peruse more than 150 arts and crafts vendors, sample foods from concession

being less mature or less artsy than its big brother. However, with the annual Nampa Festival of the Arts, the town is fighting to prove its creative street cred.


TUESDAY AUG. 17 herbs COOKING WITH HERBS Now that backyard “victory” gardens have once again become de rigueur, fresh homegrown herbs have also charted a notable rise in popularity. Gone are the days of shaking crumbly dried chives or rock-hard dried rosemary onto your omelet. Now, if you want to add some pep to your pepperoni pizza, all you have to do is reach out your window and pluck a few sprigs of fresh basil from your happy little herb garden. But while chives, basil and rosemary are fairly common, run-of-the-mill spices, things get sticky when you start venturing into fresh tarragon, sage, oregano, coriander or Thai basil territory. Luckily for those with freshherbaphobia, you can learn how to properly spice things up in the kitchen with a Cooking with Fresh Herbs class led by Ava Whitlock at Edwards Greenhouse on Tuesday, Aug. 17, at 6 p.m. Come late-August when your co-workers start hauling in watermelon-sized zucchinis and giant heirloom tomatoes, you’ll know just the right herb to use to draw out their fresh flavors. 6 p.m., FREE, Edwards Greenhouse, 4106 Sand Creek St., 208-342-7548, Call to register.

stands, take part in free children’s art activities and listen to live music. On Saturday, check out Title Wave, Red River Pow Wow, Xpressions Dance, Leta Neustaedter, Idaho Rhythm Cloggers, Chris Talbot and Bellamy Rose.

You know that look you shoot your brunch date when a server asks if you’ll be having anything else besides water? The I’ll-totally-day-drink-if-you-do eyes? It’s the precise moment when your Sunday either takes a responsible right turn into soberville or off roads into drinking-margaritas-by-the-poolall-day town. Well, lucky for you lushes, Quinn’s diner on Vista makes that important decision for you. With every two meals ordered off the breakfast menu on Sundays, you receive one free bottle of champagne. A. Whole. Freaking. Bottle. Quinn’s is greasy spoon, to a T. Brunch items are mostly combos of classic diner staples—eggs, meat, toast, hashbrowns, pancakes—but the menu also includes a healthy array of omelets, many with fresh avocado and cheese. Though it’s not the fanciest brunch around—the can-opener seems to get a lot of turns in the kitchen at Quinn’s—half a bottle of cheap champagne QUINN’S RESTAURANT makes any of those concerns AND LOUNGE melt away like butter on a hot 1005 S. Vista Ave. waffle. Add to that a shady, 208-342-9568 hole-in-the-wall atmosphere with ample flowery wallpaper, and Quinn’s will quickly become your new favorite hidden Bench brunch destination. But be forewarned, there is one caveat with the free champagne: If you want a mimosa, you have to pony up for the OJ. —Tara Morgan

On Sunday, catch Highlanders, JB Duo, Impulse Dance Academy and Billy Braun. Saturday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Lakeview Park, Nampa, 208-4685858,

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On Stage

On Stage

OTHELLO—Shakespearean tragedy exploring the politics of love and war. 8 p.m. $12-$39. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Avenue, Boise, 208-429-9908, box ofďŹ ce 208-336-9221,

CHICKS N GIGGLES IMPROV COMEDY—Improv comedy troupe. Full bar. Performance not recommended for children. 7:30 p.m. $7. The Adelmann Event Center, 622 W. Idaho, Boise, 208287-3296.

Workshops & Classes DAY HIKERS GUIDE TO STANLEY—Local author Scott Marchant shares slides highlighting his book, The Day Hiker’s Guide to Stanley, Idaho, which describes 46 hikes in the Stanley area. 7 p.m. FREE. REI, 8300 W. Emerald, Boise, 208-322-1141,

AN IDEAL HUSBAND— Oscar Wilde penned comedy of manners in which a woman tries to blackmail a politician. 8 p.m. $12-$39. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Avenue, Boise, 208-429-9908, box ofďŹ ce 208-336-9221,

Concerts ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL—6:30 p.m. FREE. Sun Valley Pavilion, Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley,

Workshops & Classes GOURMET GARDEN CUISINE WITH CHEF MARK WILKERSON—Learn how to incorporate eco-friendliness into your cooking. Wine served with each course. 6:30 p.m. $50. Pottery Gourmet, 811 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208368-0649. PRACTICE AQUI—Spice up your bilingual aptitude during this weekly gathering. Designed for ages 13 and older. Attendees should have an understanding of English and Spanish. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208472-2940,

Literature DROP-IN WRITING WORKSHOP—Twice a month, authors and teachers Malia Collins and Adrian Kien offer 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 Boulevard, Boise, 208-331-8000,







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THIRD ANNUAL BEAR CAMP— Refugee teens new to Boise can learn about bike safety and maintenance from volunteer mechanics. To donate time or equipment, contact bearcamp14@ Camel’s Back Park, 1200 W. Heron St., Boise. BOISE COFFEE PARTY—Prefer your political parties without the tea? The Coffee Party may be just the thing. Discussion of issues and actions surrounding education and the election in November. Visit, or contact duane@ for more info. 5:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. The Fixx, 224 10th St., Boise, 208-331-4011.

Odds & Ends BOISE UKULELE GROUP—This ukulele group offers instruction and a chance to jam. All levels welcome with no age limit and no membership fees. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Meadow Lakes Village Senior Center, 650 Arbor Circle, Meridian. POKER—Play for fun and prizes. 7 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club, 10206 W. Fairview Avenue, Boise, 208-321-1811. SPLASH BASH—Poolside party with live music, food and drink specials and weekly drawings for prizes. 6-10 p.m. FREE. Owyhee Plaza Hotel, 1109 Main St., Boise, 208-343-4611, www. TEXAS HOLD ’EM POKER—8 p.m. Dino’s, 4802 Emerald, Boise.

TICKETS AND FULL LINEUP AVAILABLE AT Bumbershoot is produced by the non-profit arts organization One Reel in collaboration with Seattle Center. The Space Needle is a registered trademark of the Space Needle Corporation and is used under license.

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NOISE/CD REVIEW BUCKCHERRY: ALL NIGHT LONG The buzz around Buckcherry’s new album, All Night Long (Eleven Seven Music), has thus far come from the sleaze-rockers’s decision to take on BP and its response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the song “Our World.â€? That will probably soon change. “Our Worldâ€? is, in fact, kind of a buzz kill. The video for the song features underwater footage of crude spewing into the Gulf of Mexico and shots of oil-covered birds captioned with damning statistics and generic indignation. Proceeds from the iTunes exclusive track will be donated to the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Gulf Coast Recovery Fund “to aid victims of the oil spill—both human and animal.â€? It’s a noble gesture, to be sure, but, if forced to choose, diehard Buckcherry fans are more likely to place their 99 cents on foot-stomper “It’s a Party,â€? or on songs like “Recoveryâ€? and the ďŹ nal track (and perfect way to end the record) “Dead,â€? which hearken back to the ballsier sound of the band’s earlier work. Or on the fantastically catchy (more cowbell!) title track. When it comes to having the kind of fun you want to have with Buckcherry, “rollin’ with the guitar strumâ€? and “bangin’ your head to the drumsâ€? all night long are going to win out over a few minutes of contemplating U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East every time. Produced by Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Def Leppard), All Night Long is a riff-heavy, groove-driven and overall better record than what many might have expected from Buckcherry after “Black Buttery.â€? For that—and their political awakening— they’re to be commended. —Jeremy Henderson WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

8 DAYS OUT Literature 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 6:30 p.m. FREE. Alia’s Coffeehouse, 908 W. Main St., Boise, 208338-1299.

results. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, Hayes Auditorium, 715 S. Capitol Boulevard, Boise, 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, POKER—Play for fun and prizes. 7 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club, 10206 W. Fairview Avenue, Boise, 208-321-1811.

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,

WOMEN’S HEALTH SEMINAR—Bone density testing, free massages, prize drawings and women’s health education from Dr. Michael J. Robinson, M.D., a board-certified physician with OB/GYN Associates. 6 p.m. FREE. West Valley Medical Center, 1717 Arlington, Caldwell.

Citizen THIRD ANNUAL BEAR CAMP— See Wednesday. Camel’s Back Park, 1200 W. Heron St., Boise.


Odds & Ends

On Stage

DR. LAMEBRAIN’S COMEDY AND MAGIC SHOW FOR FAMILIES—Watch the humorous misadventures of Dr. Lamebrain and his lab rat Knucklehead as they attempt experiment after experiment with the craziest

AN IDEAL HUSBAND— See Thursday. 8 p.m. $12-$39. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Avenue, Boise, 208-4299908, box office 208-336-9221,

LIPSINC PRESENTS COUGAR BARBIES—Drag show featuring local and touring performers. 8:30 p.m. $15. Balcony Club, 150 N. Eighth St., second floor, Capitol Terrace, Boise, 208-3361313,

Concerts ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL—6:30 p.m. FREE. Sun Valley Pavilion, Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley,

Food & Drink BASQUE WINEFEST— Sample more than 100 wines while enjoying food from restaurants along the Basque Block and entertainment from the Oinkari Basque Dancers. See Picks, Page 20. 5:30-9:30 p.m. $30. Basque Block, 601 Grove St., Boise.

Art SUN VALLEY CENTER ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL—Threeday arts and crafts festival featuring 130 vendors from across the country, live music and kids activities. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Sun Valley Center for the Arts, 191 Fifth St. E., Ketchum, 208-726-9491, www.



THIRD ANNUAL BEAR CAMP— See Wednesday. Camel’s Back Park, 1200 W. Heron St., Boise.

Odds & Ends BOISE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY—The club meets the first Tuesday and second Friday of the month. FREE. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-343-9895. www. FREDDY’S FRIDAYS—Free admission to Discovery Center of Idaho every Friday until Nov. 9. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. FREE. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-343-9895, www. FRIDAY THE 13TH AT THE OLD PEN—Guided tours on the halfhour. Scavenger hunts for prizes. Not recommended for children younger than 10. 6:30 p.m. $10. Old Idaho State Penitentiary, 2445 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-368-6080, www.


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HAIR AFFAIR—Teen cancer awareness campaign including local music from Cluster Funk and We Won the Science Fair, as well as food, speeches from teen cancer survivors and other events. 4-9 p.m. FREE. Grove Plaza, downtown, Boise. SUPER SECRET EXPERIMENTAL BEAD SHOW—Zizzyzaza Beads of Coeur d’Alene and Wynwoods Gallery of Port Townsend are bringing in loads of new beads from around the world to tempt all the local bead buyers. Noon-5 p.m. FREE. Doubletree Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Boulevard, Garden City, 208-3431871,

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8 DAYS OUT SATURDAY AUGUST 14 Festivals & Events 24TH ANNUAL NAMPA FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS—Free outdoor arts festival with booths and vendors. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. Lakeview Park, Garrity Boulevard and 16th Avenue N., Nampa. 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 Street, 8th and Idaho, Boise. KOKANEE OUTDOOR DAY—Outdoor celebration that starts with a road trip along the kokanee salmon route up Mores Creek. Celebrate Idaho’s fish, wildlife and clean water at a free festival. See Picks, Page 20. 1-6 p.m. FREE. John Brogan Park, 35 miles up Idaho 21 from Boise, Idaho City.

SIGNING TIME ACADEMY PARENT WORKSHOP—Learn sign language to communicate with your baby and teach him or her to speak sooner. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $15. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858, www. TURNING WATER INTO GOLD— Tour of brewery and in-depth discussion of the brewing process. Call 208-343-8649 to register. 1 p.m. $20-$25. Sockeye Grill and Brewery, 3019 Cole Road, Boise, 208-658-1533.

OTHELLO—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $12-$39. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Avenue, Boise, 208-4299908, box office 208-336-9221,


SUPER SECRET EXPERIMENTAL BEAD SHOW—See Friday. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Doubletree Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Boulevard, Garden City, 208-3431871,

SUNDAY AUGUST 15 Festivals & Events

Art SUN VALLEY CENTER ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL—See Friday. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Sun Valley Center for the Arts, 191 5th St. E., Ketchum, 208-7269491,

Literature SHANNON HYDE BOOK SIGNING—Author Shannon Hyde, will read from and sign copies of her new children’s book, Super Sam’s Backyard Adventures. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Hastings, 1769 N. Lakes Avenue, Meridian, 208-855-9877.

On Stage LIPSINC PRESENTS COUGAR BARBIES—Drag show featuring local and touring performers. 8:30 p.m. $15. Balcony Club, 150 N. Eighth St., second floor, Capitol Terrace, Boise, 208-3361313,

Odds & Ends

Sports & Fitness BOISE HAWKS PANCREATIC AWARENESS NIGHT—Cost includes a game ticket, official Hawks baseball, access to the Hawks zone for autographs and all-you-can-eat burgers and hot dogs in the tailgate area. 6:15 p.m. $35. Hawks Memorial Stadium, 5600 N. Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-322-5000,

24TH ANNUAL NAMPA FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS—See Saturday. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Lakeview Park, Garrity Boulevard and 16th Avenue N., Nampa. EAST END MARKET AT BOWN CROSSING—Open-air arts and food market with live music. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. Bown Crossing, Bown St., end of Parkcenter Boulevard, Boise. SUNDAY MARKET—Indoor market where shoppers can find locally produced food and goods, including local arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing, food and drink, live music and children’s activities. A portion of March’s sales will benefit Treasure Valley Family YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign. There will also be live music by Greg Bridges. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111, www.

On Stage OTHELLO—See Wednesday. 7 p.m. $12-$39. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Avenue, Boise, 208-4299908, box office 208-336-9221,

ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL—6:30 p.m. FREE. Sun Valley Pavilion, Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley,

Food & Drink TASTE OF MCCALL—Chefs from McCall area restaurants along with local caterers will serve tastes of their summer selections with fine wines, local microbrews and live music. 1-4 p.m. $50. River Ranch Club House, 101 Headquarters Road, McCall.

Workshops & Classes AMERICAN RED CROSS BABYSITTER TRAINING—Kids aged 11-15 can learn the skills to care for children in the absence of adults. Course includes handbook and emergency reference guide. Bring a sack lunch. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $40. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858, www.nampaparksandrecreation. org.

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 Concerts ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL—6:30 p.m. FREE. Sun Valley Pavilion, Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley,

Art SUN VALLEY CENTER ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL—See Friday. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Sun Valley Center for the Arts, 191 5th St. E., Ketchum, 208-7269491,

Odds & Ends THE GREAT DOLPHIN DUNK— Adopt and race a rubber dolphin to raise money for the Boys and Girls clubs of Ada County. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. Roaring Springs Water Park, 400 W. Overland Road, Meridian, 208-8848842,

POETRY SLAM DELUX: INDIVIDUAL FINALS—Boise’s top slam poets will compete to represent Boise at the individual World Poetry Slam in Philadelphia in October. 7:30 p.m. $5. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th, Boise, 208-343-0886, www.neurolux. com.

On Stage

Workshops & Classes

Workshops & Classes

MIDDLE EASTERN MEZE WITH CHEF TIZIANA—Learn to make Middle Eastern appetizers such as white bean dip, tahini and Turkish salad. Wine tastings and halvah for dessert. 6:30 p.m. $50. Pottery Gourmet, 811 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-3680649.

COOKING WITH HERBS—Local chef, Ava Whitlock, will teach you how to cook with fresh herbs. Register at See Picks, Page 20. 6 p.m. FREE. Edwards Greenhouse, 4106 Sand Creek St., Boise, 208-342-7548,

Literature NOVEL ORCHARD POETRY CRITIQUE—Bring the poem you’re working on, whatever state it’s in and receive some opinions. Give your opinion on someone else’s poetry. Discuss poetry and its many forms or question other writers about their process. 6:30 p.m. FREE. A Novel Adventure, 906 W. Main St., Boise, 208344-8088.

SALSA SUNDAYS—6 p.m.-2 a.m. Cowgirls, 353 Ave. E, Kuna, 208-922-9522, SUPER SECRET EXPERIMENTAL BEAD SHOW—See Friday. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. Doubletree Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Boulevard, Garden City, 208-3431871,



Festivals & Events PLAYING IN THE PLAZA—Food and craft vendors, along with live music by Chapman and Sanford. 5:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. Generations Plaza, corner of Main St. and Idaho Avenue, Meridian,

On Stage INSERT FOOT THEATRE—Local improv comedy. 8 p.m. $5. Heirloom Dance Studio, 765 Idaho St., Boise, 208-871-6352, www.

THE SCREENWRITERS GROUP—Learn and practice pitching your screenplay or project at the Idaho Screenwriters Group. For more information, e-mail 6:30 p.m. Idaho Pizza Company, 405 E. Fairview Ave, Meridian.

OTHELLO—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $12-$39. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Avenue, Boise, 208-4299908, box office 208-336-9221,

EYESPY Real Dialogue from the naked city

OTHELLO—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $12-$39. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Avenue, Boise, 208-4299908, box office 208-336-9221,

SIMPLE CHINESE WITH ANN LIAO—Menu includes cranberry apple walnut salad with Asian dressing, wonton soup, broccoli chicken with fried rice and a green tea dessert. 6:30 p.m. $40. Pottery Gourmet, 811 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-3680649.

Citizen MONTHLY MEETING OF VETERANS FOR PEACE—This meeting is open to all who are interested. 7-9 p.m. FREE. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2201 Woodlawn Avenue, Boise, 208-344-5731, www. SCIENCE CAFE—Discovery Center of Idaho hosts an open dialogue on current research being conducted at Boise State regarding air quality, asthma and health. Held in the basement of Red Feather Lounge. 7-9 p.m. FREE, 208-343-9895, Ext. 245, Red Feather Lounge, 246 N. Eighth St., Boise.

Odds & Ends POKER—Play for fun and prizes. 7 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club, 10206 W. Fairview Avenue, Boise, 208-321-1811. ROTARY CLUB MEETINGS— Meet up with other professional adults to collaborate on topics of community service and wellbeing. 5:15 p.m. Perkins Family Restaurant, 300 Broadway Avenue, Boise, 208-395-1531.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 18 On Stage AN IDEAL HUSBAND— See Thursday. 8 p.m. $12-$39. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Avenue, Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208-336-9221, THE LAST OF THE BOYS—A play by Steven Dietz examining the lives of soldiers after they return from Vietnam. Wednesdays are pay-what-you-can nights. 8 p.m. $15. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, www.


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8 DAYS OUT Food & Drink BOISE URBAN GARDEN SCHOOL FARM STAND—Purchase fresh organic produce harvested by BUGS students. Proceeds benefit BUGS programs. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. FREE. BUGS Garden, 4821 W. Franklin Road, Boise, 208-424-6665, www. DRINKING LIBERALLY—A group of left-leaning individuals gather to talk politics, share ideas and inspire change. The event is a project of Living Liberally, an organization that is all about fostering progressive communities through social networks and events. 7 p.m. drinkingliberally. org. Solid, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-345-6620.

and Tuesday, Aug. 17, 6:30 p.m. Fruitland Community Center, 500 S.W. Third St., Fruitland, 208-4527123. AUDITIONS FOR BLT’S “DEATH AND TAXES”—Four men and five women between the ages of 20 and 50 needed for a show to run from Oct. 15-30. Saturday, Aug. 14-Sunday, Aug. 15, 2 p.m. FREE. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, www. AUDITIONS FOR DARWIN IN MALIBU—Three men aged 40-70 and one woman aged 18-25 needed for show to run three weekends in October. Tuesday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 15, 2 p.m. FREE. Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-342-2000, www.

THE BIG LEBOISE CRAFTERS— Handy with the handmade? BW has a few coveted booth spaces left for local artists to sell their handmade wares at the Big LeBoise on Saturday, Aug. 28, starting at 10 a.m. sharp. Booth selection is juried. Photos of your work will be required with your application. Booth space is $40 for 10 feet by 10 feet. Equipment rental is provided by Brown Rentals at $100 for tent rental, $10 for a table and $3 per folding chair. For information or for an application contact Meshel Miller at SECOND ANNUAL CURB CUP— Buskers can register to compete for $1,000 grand prize and the Boise Curb Cup trophy. Event is Sunday, Aug. 29. For more info or to register, visit

IDAHO MEDIA PROFESSIONALS LUNCHEON—Idaho professionals meet on the third Wednesday of each month to socialize and swap ideas and knowledge in media-related subjects. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost averages about $10 for lunch. Sun Ray Cafe, 1602 N. 13th St., Boise, 208-343-2887.

Workshops & Classes LIGHT AND FAST BACKPACKING—REI expert Ray Johnson will offer tips on how to cut down on weight when backpacking. 7 p.m. FREE. REI, 8300 W. Emerald, Boise, 208-322-1141, www.

Talks & Lectures URBAN LUNCH—The Living Building Challenge featuring Sharon Patterson of EcoEdge and Josh Bogle of Green Remodeling. Event is free, lunch from Jenny’s Lunch Line is $10. Noon-1 p.m. FREE. Boise Water Cooler, 1401 W. Idaho St., Boise.

Citizen BOISE BICYCLE PROJECT VOLUNTEER NIGHT—Volunteers may donate their time to help build and repair bicycles for the needy. 6-8 p.m. Boise Bicycle Project, 1027 Lusk St., Boise, 208-429-6520,

Odds & Ends POKER—Play for fun and prizes. 7 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club, 10206 W. Fairview Avenue, Boise, 208-321-1811. SPLASH BASH—Poolside party with live music, food and drink specials and raffles. 6-10 p.m. FREE. Owyhee Plaza Hotel, 1109 Main St., Boise, 208-343-4611,

Calls to Artists AUDITIONS FOR ALMA MATER COMMUNITY INC COMMUNITY THEATRE—Auditions for one-act plays by Tennessee Williams, William Inge, August Wilson, Christopher Durang and more. Male and female actors 25 and older of all races, ethnic backgrounds and sizes needed. Monday, Aug. 16, 6:30 p.m.

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NOISE/CD REVIEW HILLSTOMP: DARKER THE NIGHT Of all the places you might find a band that incorporates banjos, plastic buckets, spoons and washboards, Portland probably isn’t near the top of the list. And yet, that’s where you’ll find Hillstomp, an Americana rock duo that takes Appalachian bluegrass, north Mississippi blues and the ghost of Carl Perkins and blends them all together in a high-octane tour through Americana. If you caught at Knitting Factory in July, I need say no more. Fortunately for those who missed the show, they don’t save the stomp just for their incendiary live shows. Their latest disc, Darker the Night (In Music We Trust), is fresh off the presses and contains enough string work to satisfy blues and bluegrass purists, while cranking the subwoofer hard enough to crack the cones if you’re not careful. Nearly half the songs on the disc are covers, either of traditional songs or from artists like Mississippi Fred McDowell, but none of them sound dated. Between Henry Kammerer’s fluid picking and John Johnson’s high-on-rhythm percussion attack, each track pops with energy and sheer virtuosic joy. There’s not a weak song on the disc. Period. Having said that, a couple of songs do stand out, even in a field of greats. “S.I.R.” comes closest to flat-out rock, trading out the banjo and cigar box guitar for a howling electric guitar. R.L. Burnside’s “Jumper on the Line” gets an oddly sprightly turn, while the gents clearly had a good time with the “won’t get drunk no more” chorus of “Old Plank Road.” Of course, if all you want is fast-paced blues with a monster thump, “Banjo Song #2” and “Cardiac Arrest in D” will do the trick. Good for parties and driving fast, Hillstomp is the real deal. —Brandon Nolta WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


AND MILLER WAS HIS NAME-O Steve Miller scores with Bingo!, his first studio album in 17 years AMY ATKINS “Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ / into the future. / Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ / into the future. / Fly like an eagle / to the sea. / Fly like an eagle / let my spirit carry me. / I want to fly like an eagle, ’til I’m free. / Oh, Lord, through the revolution.” Yeah, now it’s in your head, too. If you know The Steve Miller Band, even seeing his name brings any number of his hit songs to mind (where they’re likely to stay for a while): “Fly Like An Eagle,” “Space Cowboy,” “The Joker,” “Jet Airliner” and “Jungle Love.” They are classic tunes, part of the fabric of American music. Like well-worn of black fishnet that soars toward the sky, and threads, songs that have been around as the guitars, getting smaller and smaller, spiral long as Miller’s eventually begin to lose their vibrancy and become part of the background, into a tightening swirl until they look like they’re floating off into a purple super nova. something you hear on classic rock stations On the phone from his home where he in regular rotation. was enjoying a five-day break from touring, But with Bingo! (June 2010, RoadrunMiller explained what makes the set so epic. ner Records), Miller’s first studio album in “The only thing that screws it up is if it’s 17 years, he’s back in Technicolor, touring windy or rainy, but it’s just an amazing set. It with a kaleidoscopic new stage set that, was designed by Rob Roth, a good friend of barring weather problems, Boise audiences mine,” Miller said. will see when he stops at the Eagle River “The whole stage fits in one truck, along Amphitheater on Thursday, Aug. 12. With the new album comes a new level of musical with all of our gear. But when you look at it, craftsmanship that is reminding people how it looks like a 10-truck deal. It’s so interestMiller became a part of our melodic history ing, and the depth and the design of it are so brilliant ... you have to see it in person.” in the first place. Local concert promoter and Eagle River Miller has always been known for melding Amphitheater developer Creston Thornton rock and blues—and his incredible guitar said that having Miller as part of the outdoor work—but Bingo! is a full-on blues jam. arena’s inaugural lineup was an easy decision, Miller busts out 10 covers by some of his and though they had most beloved guitar to bring in a larger legends: Lowell Fulson, stage to accommodate Jimmie Vaughan, B.B. The Steve Miller Band, Thursday, Aug. 12, his set-up, they had King and more. But 7 p.m., $45-$99.50 planned to do that for his live shows, just anyway. performing wasn’t THE EAGLE RIVER AMPHITHEATER 827 E. Riverside Drive, Eagle “Steve hasn’t going to be big enough 208-938-2933 played here in a long for this record. Miller time ... I think the also enlisted the help last time he was here of Broadway show was in 1995 ... We’re producer Rob Roth to build a stage set that would reflect his journey, excited to have him on our first-year series.” Thornton added that they expect to see the process of creating Bingo! and Miller’s about the same number of people that atlove of the guitar. tended Crosby, Stills and Nash, about 3,500. From photos of many of Miller’s 450 guiThe monumental, yet simple set mirrors tars (local luthier John Bolin has built a numMiller’s approach to Bingo! Calling it a ber of them for Miller), Roth created colorful replicas on a heavy canvas. With a giant guitar “work of love,” Miller reflected on growing up in Texas in the ’50s and hearing the music neck in the center, the guitars are on a frame WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

He’s a picker; he’s a grinner.

of the guitar greats over the airwaves. “This is before radio became homogenized all over the United States. It was different in the South. We had really great radio then,” Miller said. “So while I was driving my mom’s car around smoking Lucky Strikes and trying to impress girls … I was listening to these huge hits.” For Bingo!, Miller picked songs he thought his audience—people who grew up on the same music he did—would love hearing as much as he would love recording. They needed to fit seamlessly into his set and be as danceable as his classics. They had to be Steve Miller tunes. So Miller brought producer/recording engineer Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Van Halen) on board and they recorded at George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch soundstage to get the full, rich sound they wanted. When asked if he paid homage to the original songs, Miller quickly answered with a chuckle. “No. Absolutely not. I wanted to do these songs my way,” and then broke into a short rendition of the Sinatra classic. “But seriously, the worst thing I think you can do is try to do a Jimmy Reed tune and sound just like Jimmy Reed. I wanted to take these great songs and make them mine ... and Andy is the guy to go to if you want to get the biggest baddest drum sound and the greatest guitar sound. He’s that guy.” The result of those big, bad sounds is an album that Miller loved laboring over and one that fans may fall in love with, too. Read more from BW’s interview with Miller at

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GUIDE WEDNESDAY AUGUST 11 ALIVE AFTER FIVE—Featuring Ha Ha Tonka and With Child. 5 p.m. FREE. The Grove Plaza BILLY ZERA—8 p.m. FREE. Sully’s BRIANNE GRAY—7 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-downtown

SOUL HONEY—7:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub STEVE EATON—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown Crossing



SAN DEVIANTS—With Youth Envy and Back Alley Hooligans. 10 p.m. $4. Donnie Mac’s

BEN BURDICK AND BILL LILES—6:30 p.m. FREE. Twig’s Cellar

SOCIAL DISTORTION—With Dan Sartain and Action Design. See Listen Here, this page. 8 p.m. $33-$65. Knitting Factory

BILLY ZERA BAND—8 p.m. FREE. Sully’s

THE 504 PLAN—5:30 p.m. FREE. Downtown Nampa Nights

BLUES ON THE BANK—Featuring Maurice John Vaughn, Chris Bender and Romagossa Blu. 6 p.m. FREE. Music of the Vine

CHRIS ISAAK—7 p.m. $35. Idaho Botanical Garden

BOISE STRAIGHT AHEAD—6 p.m. $10. Idaho Botanical Garden

BODO BROTHERS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

DECEPTION OF A GHOST—With Seven Story Fall, The Air I Breathe, For My Own, Versailles and Silence the Reign. 6:30 p.m. $7. Brawl

BRAUN BROTHERS REUNION—Featuring Jeremiah James, Cody Canada, Slaid Cleaves, Hayes Carll, Asleep at the Wheel. See Listen Here, this page. 4 p.m. $40-$120. Challis

BRAUN BROTHERS REUNION—Featuring Frim Fram Four, The Braun Family, Jason Boland and the Stragglers and Randy Rogers Band. See Listen Here, this page. 3 p.m. $40-$120. Challis

CHATHAM COUNTY LINE—7 p.m. $10-$15. Nampa Civic Center

JEREMIAH JAMES GANG—8:45 p.m. FREE. Tom Grainey’s JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s LEE MITCHELL—6 p.m. FREE. Tavern at Bown Crossing MATISYAHU—With Nathan Maxwell and The Original Bunny Gang. 8 p.m. $23 adv., $25 door. Knitting Factory MURDERESS—With So Unloved and Hummingbird of Death. 9 p.m. $5. Red Room

DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND FEATURING JEFF CROSBY’S REFUGEE ALLSTARS—9 p.m. $5. Reef MICHAEL MILLER—9 p.m. FREE. Bouquet SOUL SERENE—10 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian STEVE MILLER BAND—See Noise, Page 27. 6 p.m. $45-$95.50. Eagle River Pavilion

ROAMING ROYALTY—With Mend. 8 p.m. $5. VAC

THE THROWDOWN—Featuring The Flipside, Wassilla and Paging Betty. 9 p.m. FREE. Liquid

SLIPPERY ELM—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian

WOVEN BONES—With RevoltRevolt. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux


BROTHERS OF THE BALADI—8 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux CHASE MCBRIDE—9 p.m. $5. Reef DIEDRE RODMAN—With Brent Jensen. 7 p.m. FREE. The Blue Door Cafe THE HARMED BROTHERS—7 p.m. FREE. Donnie Mac’s HI-TOPS REUNION—8 p.m. $20. VAC JOHN CAZAN—5 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel

SHERPA—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye

SPINDLEBOMB—10 p.m. $3. Grainey’s Basement THE RUSS PFIEFER QUESTION—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid WARPED TOUR—Ace Enders, After Midnight Project, Alesana, AM Taxi, Anarbor, Andrew W.K., Artist vs Poet, Attack Attack, Breathe Carolina, Breathe Electric, Bring Me The Horizon, Chase Long Beach, Closure in Moscow, Confide, Disco Curtis, Emarosa, Emmure, Every Time I Die, Eyes Set To Kill, Fake Problems, Far From Finished, Fight Fair, Haste The Day, Hey Monday, In Fear and Faith, iwrestledabearonce, Mayday Parade, NeverShoutNever, Of Mice and Men, Parkway Drive, Pierce The Veil, Reel Big Fish, Riverboat Gamblers, Set Your Goals, Suicide Silence, Sum 41, The Cab, The Casualties, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, The Rocket Summer, The Summer Set, The Word Alive, VersaEmerge, We Are The In Crowd, Whitechapel and You Me At Six. See Picks, Page 20. Noon. $35 door. Idaho Center

LOOSE CHANGE—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub

YAMN—9 p.m. $5. Terrapin

RIFF RAFF—9 p.m. FREE. The Whiskey River

YEXOTAY—With Above the Dead and Question Authority. 9:30 p.m. $5. Dino’s


Micky and the Motorcars



To keep an event running smoothly year after year requires a special kind of dedication. To keep one going that includes family, requires a special kind of madness. That description beautifully fits Muzzie Braun and his annual Braun Brothers: slightly mad but completely dedicated. As usual, the weekend’s events will culminate in performances by Braun scions Reckless Kelly and Micky and the Motorcars, and will also include performances from Jeremiah James, Cody Canada, Said Cleaves, Hayes Carll, Asleep at the Wheel, Frim Fram Four, Braun Family and Friends, Jason Boland and the Stragglers, Randy Rogers Band, Blind Driver, Pinto Bennett and Two Tons of Steel. Camping and tickets are still available at, where you can also get information on the new free shuttle from the campsites to the venue and the $5 after-hours shuttle from the bars back to the campsites. No coolers, outside food or drink or pets allowed.

If you’ve seen the dancing skeleton with the Panama hat on his head, a cigarette in one hand and a red-liquid-filled martini glass in the other (and you probably have) you may not have known that the image is not linked to a Dia de los Muertos celebration. It is, instead, the longtime happy—albeit slightly creepy—mascot of 30-year-old SoCal punk band Social Distortion. Founder Mike Ness’ struggles with addiction were chronicled in the rock doc Another State of Mind, a visual diary of Social D’s first national tour with fellow punkers Youth Brigade. It was an important glimpse into the life—and difficulties—of a young punk band on the road. Mike Ness and Social D are still tearing it up on the road, still releasing new music (they have signed to Epitaph and are planning to release an album this fall) and still shakin’ them bones. —Amy Atkins

—Amy Atkins Passes are $40-$120 and are discounted if you purchase online.

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With Dan Sartain and Action Design. 8 p.m., $33-$65. Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St.,


GUIDE SATURDAY AUGUST 14 BLACK TOOTH GRIN—With 57 Heavy and Elite. 7:30 p.m. $6. Knitting Factory BLUES ON THE BANKS—Featuring Dikki-Du and the Zydeco Krew, Wired, Roman and the Crusaders, Lori B!, Will Bell and the Low Country Boil, Marshall Poole, Soul Serene. 4 p.m. $15$25. Caldwell BRACKISH WATER BAND—With Haymarket Squares and Lucas Revolution. 9 p.m. TBD. Bouquet

BRAUN BROTHERS REUNION—Featuring Blind Driver, Reunion Guitar Pull, Pinto Bennett, Two Tons of Steel, Mickey and the Motorcars and Reckless Kelly. See Listen Here, Page 28. Noon. $40-$120. Challis ERIC AND MCKENNA LOVE—6 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek Grill GERRY AND THE DREAMBENDERS—5 p.m. FREE. Patty’s Burger Time HI-TOPS REUNION—8 p.m. $20. VAC THE HYDRO HIP-HOP SHOW— Featuring X-Kid, Roze the Fallen Angel, B-Kashz, P-Dirt and DJ Beau. 9 p.m. $8. Neurolux JIMMY BIVENS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s KYLER EANON—9 p.m. FREE. The Plank REBECCA SCOTT—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub

TARRII—9:30 p.m. $5. Reef TAUGE AND FAULKNER—6 p.m. FREE. Angell’s

SUNDAY AUGUST 15 BOB DYLAN—See Picks, Page 20. 7:30 p.m. $52. Idaho Botanical Garden CLIKS—With Killola and Hunter Valentine. 9 p.m. $6. Red Room ELECTRIC LEAVES—9 p.m. FREE. Bouquet GOLDEN SPUN RACHEL HAYS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s MUSIC FROM STANLEY—With Chase McBride. 4 p.m. FREE. Redfish Lake Lodge

BOISE BLUES SOCIETY—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine PUNK MONDAY—9 p.m. $2. Liquid STEVEN TONEY—6 p.m. FREE. Solid

ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m. $5 after 10 p.m. Humpin’ Hannah’s SHERPA—8 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s

Roze the Fallen Angel


SPINDLEBOMB—10 p.m. $3. Grainey’s Basement

MONDAY AUGUST 16 ASH BORER—With Fell Voices. 9 p.m. $3. Red Room BEN BURDICK AND BILL LILES—6 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek Grill

CARY JUDD—4 p.m. FREE. Redfish Lake Lodge DAN COSTELLO—6 p.m. FREE. Solid


DON FELDER—An evening at The Hotel California. Good luck finding your car and trying to leave at the end of the night. 8 p.m. $50$100. Sun Valley Pavilion


JEREMIAH JAMES GANG—8:45 p.m. FREE. Tom Grainey’s

EVETT AND COSTELLO—8 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel


JIMMY BIVENS—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye SMOOTH—7 p.m. FREE. Liquid THE WORLD WE KNEW—With World These Kings, For My Own, The Dude Abides and When Lambs Become Lions. 6:30 p.m. $7. Brawl Studios

REX AND BEVERLY—8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper Lounge RIFF RAFF—9 p.m. FREE. The Whiskey River

CARNIFEX—With Dissimilate the Marred, World These Kings and The Brave. 7:30 p.m. $10. The Venue

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 18 ALIVE AFTER FIVE—With Boulder Acoustic Society and Andy Byron and the Lost River Band. 5 p.m. FREE. The Grove Plaza BILLY ZERA—8 p.m. FREE. Sully’s

LOOSE CHANGE—8:30 p.m., FREE. Piper Pub LORD OF THE FALCONRY—With Jumping Sharks and The Universal. 8 p.m. $3. Neurolux SHANNON CURTIS FEATURING JT SPANGLER AND AARON BEAUMONT—8 p.m. FREE. Reef TIME AND DISTANCE—WIth 3rd to Last, Ella Ferrari, Light the Sky and The Paris Funds. 7 p.m. Brawl Studios VITAL REMAINS—With The Deep and Tiamat’s Destroyer. 9 p.m. $12. Red Room

SONG & DANCE DJS—Wed: Bad Irish, Balcony. Thu: Balcony, Cowgirls. Fri: Bad Irish, Balcony, Chilango’s, Boise Cafe, Neurolux, Sin, Zee’s Smoking Center. Sat: Balcony, Boise Cafe, Chilango’s, Dirty Little Roddy’s, Neurolux, Sin, Zee’s Smoking Center. Mon: Bad Irish, Balcony. Tue: Balcony. KARAOKE—Wed: 44 Club, Ha’Penny, Navajo Room, Overland, Savvy’s, Shorty’s, Sin, Terry’s. Thu: 44 Club, Hannah’s, Navajo Room, Overland, The Plank, Quarter Barrel, Savvy’s, Terry’s, Willi B’s. Fri: 44 Club, Navajo Room, Nuthouse, Overland, Sam’s Place, Savvy’s, Sunshine Lounge, Terry’s, Willi B’s. Sat: 44 Club, Cricket’s, Hooligans, Sam’s Place, Savvy’s, Terry’s. Sun: 44 Club, Bad Irish, Balcony, Liquid, Navajo Room, Overland, Ranch Club, Savvy’s, Terry’s. Mon: 44 Club, The Buffalo Club, Overland, Navajo Room, Savvy’s, Terry’s, Willi B’s. Tue: 44 Club, Cricket’s, Liquid, Lucky Dog, Overland, Savvy’s, Shoty’s, Navajo, Terry’s, Willi B’s. OPEN MICS—Wed: Donnie Mac’s, Thu: O’Michael’s. Mon: Pengilly’s, Library Coffeehouse. Tue: Primo’s. For complete schedule of music listings, visit

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THE ART OF LOVE Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky heats up summer GEORGE PRENTICE Artistic genius lives somewhere between our world and the next. How else to explain Mozart, Michelangelo and Steinbeck stealing the madness from our existence and translating it into a new language of rhythm, order or composition? Few cinematic efforts have captured the Neverland of genius, though many have tried; Lust for Life, Isadora and even Amadeus “You smell incredible darling. Is that Chanel you’re wearing?” caught the edges of artists’ lives, but seldom did they peer into the caverns of inspiration. When composing, Stravinsky doesn’t simA near riot breaks out in the theater—a Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky does not ply play the piano. He pounds the keys as if spectacle of abhorrent behavior. And thus simply visit the title characters, two figures digging for more complexity from the chords. we are witness to the premiere of Le Sacre that helped define the 20th century. It lays Both his and her creations serve as backdu Printemps, known to us as The Rite of bare their souls. History tells us that they Spring. Sitting among the outraged audience drop for a torrid affair. And the screen burns knew each other and spent time in each is Gabrielle Chanel, Coco to her friends. She when they’re together. No amount of air other’s company. And rumors whisper that conditioning in the theater cools this movie. they probably had an affair. But British poet likes what she hears, and when she meets American audiences may not know Anna Stravinsky, she likes what she sees. Chris Greenhalgh takes enormous liberties Mouglalis, who plays Chanel, but this is an Fast forward to 1920. Chanel is already in his novel and subsequent screenplay. And international star-turn. You may recognize a minor legend. Stravinsky is penniless. She it would all be a scandalous lie if the movie Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen who plays offers him her country villa so he can focus weren’t such a delicious treat. Stravinsky. He gave James Bond a pretty on his music and presumably her. Ah, but The first 10 minutes are worth the price rough go as the villain in Casino Royale. he is married and has of admission. We’re Director Jan Kounen and cinematografour children. transported to 1913 COCO CHANEL & IGOR STRAVINSKY (R) pher David Ungaro showcase a big, talented “Bring them, too. Paris, where new cast with lush, elaborate sets. I admire your music, emigre Stravinsky has Directed by Jan Kounen And then there are the costumes. Chatand I want to help penned a groundStarring Anna Mouglalis, Mads Mikkelsen you,” she says matter- toune Bourrec and Fabien Esnard-Lascombe breaking ballet with Opens Friday at The Flicks (known as Chattoune and Fab) re-create of-factly. young choreographer classic Chanel designs in addition to crafting Already perfecting Vaslav Nijinsky. wardrobes of 1920s Paris. Might as well her black-and-white “Forget melody. reserve an Oscar for them right now. fashions of order and design, Chanel turns Follow the rhythm,” the conductor inCoco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky has its unto the burgeoning design of essence. structs his reluctant orchestra. “Forget even moments but creating a fictional souffle “I’m after something new and daring,” Tchaikovsky, Wagner and Strauss. Forget with two highly-charged artistic geniuses can says Chanel. “A perfume that is as complex everything you’ve heard before. Whatever be risky business. Sometimes it rises. Someas a personality.” happens, follow me.” times it falls. Overall, this mysterious duet of “What shall we call it?” asks a friend. “It’s outrageous.” “It’s a din.” “Go back melody and design is a thing of beauty. “I’ll call it Chanel.” to Russia,” scream the elitist Parisians.


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COCO CHANEL & IGOR STRAVINSKY—Mads Mikkelsen and Anna Mouglalis star in this romantic biography set in Paris as they conduct a torrid affair while Stravinsky’s wife suffers from consumption. See Review above. (R) Flicks

THE EXPENDABLES— A group of mercenaries undertake a near-impossible operation to overthrow a South American dictator. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

CATS & DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE— The epic struggle for control of Earth continues when the cats and dogs must join forces in this 2001 sequel. (PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

EAT, PRAY, LOVE—On the heels of a painful divorce, a woman (Julia Roberts) sets out to explore the world and seek out her true destiny.

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SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD—When Ramona Flowers skates into Scott Pilgrim’s (Michael Cera) heart, he must fight off an evil army of her ex-boyfriends. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

CHARLIE ST. CLOUD—A young sailor (Zac Efron) survives an accident in which his brother is killed. The tragedy allows him to see the world in a unique way. (PG13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

CYRUS—John (John C. Reilly) and Molly (Marisa Tomei) are tentative new lovers, who must deal with her challenging 21-year old son (Jonah Hill). (R) Flicks

employee who brings the biggest buffoon gets a careerboost. The scheme backfires when he brings Barry (Steve Carell). (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

DESPICABLE ME—Armed with a score of threatening artillery, the villainous Gru, (Steve Carrel) is plotting to steal the moon when three orphaned girls get in his way. (PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

GROWN UPS—The death of their childhood basketball coach leads some old friends (Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock) to gather at the site of a championship celebration from years ago. (PG-13) Edwards 22

DINNER FOR SHMUCKS— Tim’s (Paul Rudd) boss hosts a monthly event in which the


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INCEPTION—Leonardo DiCaprio stars in this sci-fi thriller as a skilled thief who can steal valuable secrets from someone’s subconscious. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22, Edwards IMAX


THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT—Annette Bening and Julianne Moore play a lesbian couple who have successfully raised a teenaged son and daughter. Mark Ruffalo stars as their formerly anonymous sperm donor, who the teens decide to meet. (R) Flicks

CATS AND DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE— Edwards 9: W-Th: 1, 4, 7:20, 9:45 Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:45, 4:05

THE LAST AIRBENDER—The future of mankind falls in the hands of a young boy named Aang, who learns he is the last Avatar with the power to manipulate all four elements. (PG-13) Edwards 22 MID-AUGUST LUNCH—Living in a crumbling condo with his 93-year-old mother, Gianni di Gregorio agrees to keep an eye on the manager’s elderly mother and auntie over a holiday weekend. In Italian with English subtitles. (R) Flicks THE OTHER GUYS—Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg star as cops who get a chance to step up and improve upon their “B team” status but things don’t quite go as planned. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 PREDATORS—After a group of elite warriors composed of cold blooded killers realize they have been sent to an alien planet as prey, it’s up to Adrien Brody to protect the group from becoming extraterrestrial fare. (R) Edwards 22 RAMONA AND BEEZUS—Beverly Cleary’s best-selling literary series, following the adventures of the mischievous, hyperimaginative and accident-prone Ramona Quimby comes to the big screen. (G) Edwards 22 SALT—A CIA officer (Angelina Jolie) is accused of being a Russian spy. She eludes capture by superiors as she struggles to uncover the real traitor. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 STEP UP 3D—New York’s intense underground street dancing comes alive in eye-popping digital 3D. In this third installment of the Step Up franchise, the raw, passion-fueled culture goes global. (PG-13) Edwards 22 THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE—Nicolas Cage is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan, who finds a reluctant protege in his fight against the forces of darkness. (PG) Edwards 22 TOY STORY 3—The good old toys are back but Andy is all grown up and off to college. The toys are donated and must survive the constant craziness of a daycare center. (G) Edwards 22 TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE—Seattle may be ravaged by violence and turmoil, but Bella Swan is up to her usual airheaded ways as she continues on in the critical struggle of deciding who to love: the coiffed and diamond-skinned Edward or Jacob, the ever-shirtless teen heartthrob. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 WINTER’S BONE—A girl from the Ozarks is burdened with saving her family from ruin after her absent father puts their home up for his bail bond, then disappears. (R) Flicks

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CATS AND DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE 3D— Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:15, 9:30 CHARLIE ST. CLOUD— Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:50, 4:45, 7:50, 10:10 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12, 1:10, 2:15, 3:50, 4:45, 6:25, 7:20, 8:50, 9:50 COCO CHANEL AND IGOR STRAVINSKY— Flicks: F-Su: 2, 4:30, 7, 9:20; M-Tu: 4:30, 7, 9:20 CYRUS—

Flicks: W-Th: 5:10, 7:10, 9:10


Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:40, 4:15, 7:40, 9:55 Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:50, 4:10, 6:45, 9

DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS— Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:25, 4:20, 7:10, 9:50 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:05, 12:45, 2:35, 3:40, 5:05, 6:35, 7:40, 9:15, 10:15 EAT PRAY LOVE—

Edwards 9: F-Tu: 1:25, 4:25, 7:30, 10:30 Edwards 22: F-Tu: 1, 4:10, 7:10, 10:20


Edwards 9: F-Tu: 1:10, 4:15, 7:10, 10:10 Edwards 22: F-Tu: 12, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:50


Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:55, 4:25, 7:05, 9:25 Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:20, 3:55, 4:25, 7:05, 7:30, 10:15, 10:35 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12, 1:30, 3:10, 4:55, 6:20, 8, 9:30


Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:20, 3:40, 7, 10:15

THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT— Flicks: W-Th: 5, 7:15, 9:30; F-Su: 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:25; M-Tu: 5, 7:15, 9:25 THE LAST AIRBENDER—

Edwards 22: W-Th: 2:05, 4:40, 7:10, 9:45

MID-AUGUST LUNCH— Flicks: W-Th: 5:05, 7:05, 9:05; F-Su: 1:05, 3:05, 5:05, 7:05, 9:05; M-Tu: 5:05, 7:05, 9:05 THE OTHER GUYS—

Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:05, 1:30, 4:05, 4:35, 7, 7:25, 10:05, 10:30 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:20, 12:50, 1:20, 2:50, 3:30, 4, 5:15, 6:15, 6:50, 7:45, 8:45, 9:35, 10:15


Edwards 22: W-Th: 6:55, 9:20


Edwards 22: W-Th: 2, 4:30

Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:45, 4:40, 7:45, 10:25 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:25, 2:40, 5, 6:45, 7:30, 9:05, 9:55


Edwards 9: F-Tu: 1:35, 4:35, 7:20, 10:20 Edwards 22: F-Tu: 1:40 ,4:20, 7, 9:35

THE SORCEROR’S APPRENTICE— Edwards 22: W-Th: 1, 3:45, 6:40, 9:10 STEP UP 3D— STEP UP 3—

Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:40 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:15, 2:45, 5:10, 7:35, 10:10


Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:55, 3:55, 6:30, 8:55


Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:10 Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:35, 4:35, 7:25, 10:05


Flicks: W-Th: 5:15, 7:25, 9:35; F-Su: 1:10, 3:10, 5:10, 7:10, 9:10; M-Tu: 5:10, 7:10, 9:10

T H E A T E R S Edwards 22 Boise, 208-377-1700,; Edwards 9 Boise, 208-338-3821,; The Egyptian Theater, 208-345-0454,; The Flicks, 208-342-4222,; FOR SECOND-RUN MOVIES: Northgate Cinema, Country Club Reel, Nampa Reel, 208-377-2620, Overland Park $1 Cinema, 208377-3072, Movie times listed were correct as of press time. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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FUTBOL The great uniter CHRISTIAN A. WINN It is a perfect, sky-blue morning when I pedal into Ann Morrison Park looking for Boise’s annual One World Soccer Camp. Specifically, I’m seeking out Dave Rucklos, volunteer coordinator for the Idaho Rush Soccer Club; Atticus Hoffman, Boise High senior, acute soccer enthusiast and youthful founding father of One World; and Yasmin Aguilar, community resources coordinator for the Agency for New Americans and the one trusted with getting the campers to camp. These three know the stories behind the story of how this four-day soccer camp open to any and all 5- to 18-year-old immigrant children Regardless of where they were born, children find something in common at the One World Soccer Camp. in the Boise area came to be, and what it’s all about now. Rucklos has assured me I won’t be able afterglow of soccer’s World Cup and the Along the periphery I lock up, take a moto miss them—in the southwest corner of ment to sit, soak some of this in and try for a barrage of TV commercials assuring us that the park, they’ll be 100-plus kids screaming during World Cup month, soccer would be moment to imagine what it might be like to in a dozen languages, kicking, running and our peaceful common ground—no weapons be this sweaty young forward from Burundi laughing across the camp’s coned-off fields. or hateful words to override the game. or that tall and concerned keeper from BhuAnd as I coast in past the ticking of sprinThe games in South Africa, at least from tan. As I do, I’m greeted with a, “’sup” and klers and beneath the cool canopy of maple this distant vantage, seemed to—despite some a high-five by a waist-high African boy. I set trees, sure enough, there they are: huddles of the inevitable folly of sport—enhance a my notebook down, smile and say, “’sup” of brightly-uniformed children from across camaraderie, and an empathy, and the same the globe—the Congo, Afghanistan, Somalia, back, slapping his hand as the kid, wearing brand of “brotherhood” Boise’s One World a Ghana World Cup jersey, dribbles by then Iraq, Uzbekistan—trapping and heading and Soccer Camp is a microcosm of. joins the game just beyond the bocci courts passing soccer balls atop the dense green It’s reassuring, if a well-used cliche. Yet, pitch of this park in Boise, Idaho, a long way behind me. who can deny it’s a good cliche? A whistle shrieks and a shaggy-blond from where any of them have come from. What I get from Hoffman, Aguilar and counselor shouts directions in a German acHere, below the silhouetted Boise Depot Rucklos is assurance: Sports and this One and looming for-lease condos, the youngsters cent to two dark and lanky boys who listen World Soccer Camp have brought together closely and nod. Small cheers go up from have come to register for four days of soccer so many lives. Aguilar, an Afghan immigrant two fields over, where a collection of girls playing, where they’ll receive T-shirts and who has spent 10 years in Boise, tells me how in purple and orange headdresses have just equipment, lunch and instruction, friendship proud she is to see so many Muslim girls in scored a goal on the boys. Across the way, and camaraderie and, the organizers hope, scarves and headdresses on the field this year. the littlest players take a break, shuffling a deeper understanding of the “One World” from their field to seek temporary relief in the She smiles as the girls laugh and run where ideal of the camp’s moniker. they have not been allowed to before. She shade where there are Hoffman brainsnacks and icy drinks. tells me just how good it is to see the families stormed and helped of the girls opening up their spirits, their On the field just in create this camp four minds and letting these young women play. front of me an arguyears ago with the This year, with the help of his filmmaker A moment later, Hoffman earnestly tells ment erupts in broken hopes of enhancing father, Michael Hoffman, and filmmaker Andy Lawless, Atticus Hoffman created English. Three yellow- me about a couple of his campers going on to the Boise refugee a 30-second video portraying the goals and get college scholarships, about players intejersied teens have experience. He wanted essence of the camp and submitted it to grating into local rec and select leagues, and quite specific ideas on to bring together and Consumer Financial Solutions with the hopes how a goal could have about making his grant-winning video and bond these children of being awarded a significant grant. The film won a fat $10,000, which will feed into the how I can check it out on YouTube. He tells been averted, but the from distant places camp coffers and help One World Soccer me about the friends he’s made, the way he’s German counselor is and distant lives most Camp expand for years to come. going to miss being away from everything soon at their sides, of us in Boise can only here once he heads off for college. slapping shoulders, imagine—war, famine, And Rucklos is nothing if not enthusiastic gesturing to explain genocide, abject to tell me about the stories of these players just what went wrong poverty. Hoffman felt and the families who got them here on this and assuring the three that next time they soccer—an international game—could be will do better. The boys shake hands, and the sunny Tuesday in August. He shows me the the glue, a healing common ground for these roster, where a kid-named George Bush has game resumes. disparate lives in this foreign place. signed up to play. He hands me a list of the It’s difficult as I sit amid all this joyful And it has worked. One World Soccer more than two dozen countries people have competition, not to think that, yes, sports is Camp has grown steadily, with more recome from to seek refuge in Boise. He talks the great elixir, soccer most potent of them sources—donated cleats, balls, uniforms and of persecution, ethnic cleansing and war so all, and that yes, we can make the world a time—gathered each year by Rucklos and many of these kids have been touched by. better place if we come together on the field, his volunteers, more children given access to Yet, he cocks his head to say, they made it in a stadium, in this park to play, to root these four days of fun and sport by Aguilar here today to play some soccer, to get a meal and to encourage fair and heartfelt competiand the Agency for New Americans who and a T-shirt, to have some fun. tion. We are, after all, in the rather euphoric shuttle in campers from all over Boise.

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Register 2010 IDAHO STATE TIME TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIP—10K-40K courses in downtown Mountain Home with medals for top three competitors. Race is Sunday, Aug. 22. $15-$25. Mountain Home. Visit sportsbaseonline. com to register. GARDEN CITY CHAMBER FUN RUN AND COMMUNITY FAIR— One-mile and 5K run along the Greenbelt, starting and ending at the Boys and Girls Club. Race is Saturday, Aug. 21. $15. Garden City Boys & Girls Club, 610 E. 42nd St., Garden City. Register at

FORE! (AND AFTER) When I think of golf, I think of the perfect backdrop for an afternoon nap. I think of the flat screen in my basement, tuned to the PGA Tour, the deep-cushioned sofa cradling me in the fetal position, and the air conditioner creating enough of a chill that I can burrow under a Polarfleece throw without overheating. The mild-mannered announcers call the game in their most distinguished indoor voices like a lullaby whispering me off to sleep. Much to my chagrin, my idealized vision of this more-of-ahobby-than-a-sport sport dissolved like sugar in scalding coffee when my husband persuaded me to accompany him to Boise’s only par-three course on a recent Tuesday morning. Lured by the promise of a sunny vitamin-D infusion during the match and a lunch date after the game, I thought I had little to lose. My only investment was time, itself a hot commodity as the pace of our ever-shrinking world gets faster and faster. Time is something few of us can afford to squander. However, Pierce Park Greens (5812 N. Pierce Park Lane, Boise, 208-853-3302, is something of a timesaving anomaly in the world of driving and putting. For starters, there is no advance commitment because you don’t have to reserve a tee-time. Although generally a fan of structure and schedules, I was immediately intrigued by the idea that golf could promote spontaneity. But even better than the lack of tee-times is the fact that the course has only nine holes—it’s a short-course secluded gem in a community largely populated by traditional 18-hole courses. Quick mental arithmetic: our round should only take half as long as a full round. My enthusiasm snowballed as we drove down the unpretentious dirt driveway set deeply off Pierce Park Road. Shrouded by dense foliage, the entrance to the course is easy to miss if you’re not looking for it, but the tunnel of trees quickly gives way to acres of grass, cut short-and-tight and peppered with sand bunkers. After a relatively quick game, in which I scored well over par on each hole, I was still inclined toward the fetal position—not so much in need of a nap as crippled by the frustration experienced by golfers of all levels. The ball simply didn’t go where I wanted it to go. Nevertheless, I appreciated the fundamental joys of fresh air, blue skies and that intense sensation that results from a flawless hit. I think Kevin Costner said it best in the movie Tin Cup, when he described the perfect golf swing as “a living sculpture, down through contact, always down, striking the ball crisply, with character. A tuning fork goes off in your heart and your balls. Such a pure feeling is the well-struck golf shot.” I also adore the opportunity for strident fashion statements. Where else can you reasonably wear plaid pants with a striped shirt and a solid sweater-vest? Furthermore, the Dutch Goose is a short hop down the road from Pierce Park Greens, and with two-for-one sandwiches on Tuesdays, I can think of no better way to unwind after a game of golf. Or after a nap. —Sarah Barber WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

JIMMY DRISCOLL 5K FUN RUN AND WALK—Entry fee includes a T-shirt and post-event refreshments. Prizes awarded to top three men and women finishers in the 5K run only. Race is Saturday, Aug. 28, 9 a.m. $20-$30. Bishop Kelly High School, 7009 W. Franklin Road, Boise. Register at JON FRANCIS RACE TO LAKE ALTURAS—Mostly flat 5K course on a dirt road in the Sawtooth Mountains. Race is Saturday, Aug. 14. 10 a.m. $30. Register at SECOND ANNUAL FERRELLFEST FUN RIDE—Fifteen- and 50-mile rides and potluck to benefit scholarship programs at the College of Southern Idaho. Race is Saturday, Aug. 28, in Kimberly. $25-$50. Contact to register. XTERRA WILD RIDE TRIATHLON—Off-road triathlon with individual and team participation. Course includes .75-mile swim in Payette Lake, off-road biking and a trail run through Ponderosa Park. Race is Saturday, Aug. 22. $85-$140. Ponderosa State Park, McCall. Register at

Events & Classes SWIMBA BASIC MAINTENANCE AND TRAILSIDE REPAIR CLASS—Class will cover flat and chain repairs, adjusting bearings, derailleurs and brakes, and how to true wheels. Class only open to SWIMBA members. Saturday, Aug. 14, 4-6 p.m. Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise, 208514-3755, parks/foothills.

Recurring BOISE CRICKET CLUB—The pitch is located just west of the clock tower in Ann Morrison Park. Bring some water, a hat and sunscreen. All equipment necessary is provided. For more information, e-mail boisecricket@ or contact Pratap Murali, the president of the Boise Cricket Club, at 208-8411448. Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Ann Morrison Park, Americana Boulevard, Boise. DROP-IN ADULT BASKETBALL—The gym is open for dropin use from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. $4 per visit. Fort Boise Community Center, 700 Robbins Road, Boise, 208384-4486, parks.

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



When the owners of Gino’s decided to move to the outskirts of MeridFrom the quaint muraled nooks of the original Gino’s Ristorante ian from their longtime home in downtown Boise, they were gambling in downtown Boise to its new suburban strip mall home, the arc of that their customers would follow. Gino’s lifespan says something about good business sense and the art And while moving into a not-yet-filled strip mall in a not-yet-built of evolution. Those who’ve been in Boise a while remember when Gino development on the edge of Meridian was iffy, the folks at Gino’s were Vuolo officially reset the bar in the Italian food genre. His simple Italian right to bet on their devoted diners. food and nightly rounds through the dining room easily won over a But that sort of devotion isn’t a one-way street. Gino’s has a proven regular crowd. We watched the gelato come and go in the Gino’s Grill record of keeping customers happy. So happy in fact, that they’re willing space, across the breezeway from Gino’s Ristorante, and eventually, we to trek across the valley to partake of a meal in a slightly odd location. wondered if the Grill wasn’t putting out a menu that bested the original. Gino’s has embraced its new home—even the bottom of the receipt When the Grill closed and the number of butts in seats evaporated just reads “Welcome to our Pleasantville”—while continuing the tradition as downtown Boise’s restaurant scene threatened to grind to a halt a of authentic Italian few years back, Vuofood, quality ingrelo decided to drop dients and expert downtown Boise like preparation. a hot ravioli and head The dining area west. Way west. fills a large open These days, space, with a tiled reaching Gino’s floor and rich earth requires planning. tones. While the Gone are the days lighting is soft, the when a happy hour bold purple and yelcould easily roll into low table linens keep a drop-in dinner at diners from feeling Gino’s. Now, one like they wandered needs to gas up the into a national chain. car, consider drive For those uninititime and perhaps ated in the ways of even pack the GPS. Gino’s, here’s the first Once there, taking in thing to remember: the partially vacant It’s called slow food strip mall, which for a reason. Don’t stands among empty expect to rush in and fields and giant out. Diners observe outcrops of tightly the old Italian tradicompact housing, tion of lingering over it’s difficult not to wine and food. recognize the turn in GINO’S ITALIAN Second, the bread dipping sauce alone is worth the your stomach as something other than hunger. RISTORANTE drive. Gino Vuolo keeps his family recipe a secret, but Over a cocktail and warm focaccia bread is when 3015 W. McMillan Road, the herb-infused, red-pepper-spiked oil is amazing (and the serious reconciling begins. A full bar is definitely an Meridian, 208-887-7710, sold in the lobby for those who need to take it home). improvement. The menus of the Grill and the Ristorante Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Since first visiting Gino’s, I’ve habitually returned to have mostly merged into one dynamite selection at the the ravioli con zucca ($17)—pasta filled with a delicate new location. The slightly biting red pepper flake and balance of butternut squash and mascarpone, then olive oil dipping sauce is still in the running as the best in sauteed in brown butter and whole sage leaves. town. The new location is crawling with waitstaff, though none manage This time around, though, I boldly ordered the lasagna ($14) and as well as the one cheeky Italian-accented server who once manned the wasn’t disappointed. When done right, lasagna is art. This version Grill. And Vuolo still makes the rounds in the dining room, greeting combined salami, ham and roast chuck for a unique textural and flavor every table and calling out to many guests by name. combination, due largely to the tender chunks of the roast chuck that As for the food, it’s exactly as you’ll remember it. Bursting red stood out from the meat pack. It was an ideal accompaniment for the sauces, firmly pliable pastas, butter-knife tender meats. On my most glass of Primitivo Puglia ($7) I savored through the meal. recent visit, I caught up with old favorites. Beef carpaccio was pierced One of my dining companions also chose to forego his favorite with strong lemon and dusted heavily in Parmesan ($9). Lilac- and entree—the lamb shank ($25) served with gnocchi—for the vitello e cream-colored rings and tentacles of fried calamari were thinly battered peperoni ($20), which was a lightly breaded veal cutlet topped with and lightly fried ($8). Sturdy eggplant Parmesan was multi-layered and thick slices of roasted red pepper, gaeta olives and generous slices of sauce-smothered ($15). A last minute switch had us swapping our usual fresh mozzarella. While he proclaimed not to remember what was on it, boar shank for the lamb version ($25), which proved easily as tender. the speed at which it disappeared attested to his feelings about the dish. If all that sounds fairly traditional in the face of gimmicky chain Our other diner forayed onto the pizza menu and was thrilled with restaurant Italian food, it is. What Gino’s plates up is not innovative, her Mediterranean pizza ($12). The thin crust came covered in salami, nor is it fancy, and that, I’d wager, is exactly why it endures. Coupled red peppers and a daunting amount of artichoke hearts. with Vuolo’s unwavering and ever-present gratitude to his clientele, that We couldn’t turn down the flourless chocolate torte ($6.50), which is why even those of us who sorely miss the downtown location are disappeared as if in a vacuum thanks to the timeless blend of rich dark willing to trek—literally—out to the new spot and pack it full nearly chocolate and marionberry puree injected throughout the dessert. every night. And if the pang of nostalgia hangs on beyond the olive oil Sure we ate our slow food fast, but that left more time to talk. dipping sauce, wait for Vuolo to come around and ask about your food. —Deanna Darr loves any excuse to slow down.

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—Rachael Daigle likes a bite of dipping sauce that bites back. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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FOOD/DINING Garden City EL GALLO GIRO—The authentic Mexican restaurant named after a white rooster has appetizers, salads and big ‘ol burritos plus famous tacos and tortas. Seafood orders come with oysters, shrimp and octopus. The fish tacos are fantastic but the real draw are the sizzling fajitas and any other house specialty. 5285 Glenwood St., Boise, 208-321-0355, $-$$ SU OM. THE RANCH CLUB—Menu features from hot and cold sandwiches to salads and prime rib dinners. Prime rib served on Friday and Saturday nights. 3544 Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-343-7447. $ SU OM. STAGECOACH INN—This Boise institution has been in the same space, with the same decor and the same menu for 45 years. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And make sure you try the prawns. 3132 Chinden Blvd., Garden City, RES 208-342-4161. $$-$$$ . TEPANYAKI STEAK HOUSE— Japanese style steak house where food is cooked at your table. A nice place to buddy up with your neighbors and get a fresh off the grill meal. Beer and wine selections. 2197 N. Garden St., 208-343-3515. $$-$$$ RES.

North Boise 13TH STREET PUB AND GRILL—The newest member of the Hyde Park crew is all about upscale pub food. The patio is crawling nearly all day every day. 1512 N. 13th St. $ SU. 20TH CENTURY LANES—The list of respectable establishments in which you can find a chili dog is no foot long. Indeed you can get one at 20th Century Lanes, but you can also get a family feeding of sliders and fries, Idaho’s ubiquitous food (fingersteaks), and—believe it or not—breakfast. 4712 W. State St., 208-342-8695, $ SU OM . 36TH STREET BISTRO—Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in the sprawling 36th Street Garden Center. Set in the windowed west wing of the store, the cafe serves espresso and pastries for breakfast, sandwiches and salads for lunch and the dinner menu is ever-changing depending on what’s fresh and in season. The rotating menu features locally grown and raised foods. 3823 N. Garden Center Way, 208-433-5100, SU OM . $-$$

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

BOISE CO-OP DELI—Each day brings a new selection of delicious foods made with the freshest ingredients. 888 W. Fort St., 208-472-4500, www. $-$$ SU OM. CAFE VICINO—Chefs Richard Langston and Steve Rhodes serve up fresh and innovative foods, offering a casual lunch menu with choices like daily quiche, salads and portobello mushroom sandwiches. Dinner choices lean toward finer dining, offering carpaccio, a variety of pastas and entrees that run the gamut from braised lamb shanks to a New York steak to cioppino. 808 W. Fort St., 208-472-1463, $-$$$ RES OM. CASA MEXICO—Shakes With restaurants all over the Treasure Valley, Casa Mexico is family owned, with an extensive menu and an attentive staff. 1605 N. 13th St., 208-333-8330, www. $-$$ SU OM. FANCI FREEZE—Shakes, malts, spins, sundaes and the Boston shake (one part sundae, one part shake) are what have made Fanci Freeze a Boise favorite for years. But because we can’t live on ice cream alone, Fanci Freeze also serves a whole mess of burgers, some of the crispiest tots in town and even a grilled cheese for the non-meat-eater. 1402 W. State St., 208-344SU OM. 8661. $ GOODY’S SODA FOUNTAIN— From the moment you walk in, the smells of fresh caramel

corn, homemade ice cream, hand-dipped chocolate and every kind of sugary delight hit you like a ton of gummy bricks. 1502 N. 13th St., 208-367-0020, www. SU. $ HAWKINS PAC-OUT—Whether Classic burger drive-in in a classic location. Tots, twist cones and daily specials from Hawkins’ Facebook page. 2315 N. Bogus Basin Road, 208-338-9627. $ SU. HIGHLANDS HOLLOW BREWHOUSE—Whether it’s the appetizers (Monty’s Hummus, Hollow Hot Wings), the entrees (Pan Fried Oysters, Mess-OChops) or the burgers and sandwiches (Black Bean Chili Burger, Reuben), stopping in at Highlands Hollow after winter skiing or hiking up Camel’s Back hill in the summer is always a great idea. 2455 Harrison Hollow, 208-343-6820, www. $-$$ SU OM. HYDE PARK PUB—If there’s one little joint that’s always packed no matter the day or the time of the day, it’s Hyde Park Pub. A pub in every sense of the word, HPP has a menu of food you eat with your hands, TVs in every corner, a varied selection of tap brews and that neighborhood restaurant feel, which so many of its neighbors envy. 1501 N. 13th St., 208-336-9260. $ SU. LULU’S FINE PIZZA/SUPERB SUSHI—Big Apple-style gourmet pie for pizza lovers of everywhere kind. Get a wheel or go by the slice. Check out the usual

FOOD/RECENTLY REVIEWED MANILA BAY 8716 Fairview Ave., 208-375-5547 “Rubbery squid bumped up against steamed mussels still in their shells, but the most memorable flavor came from the milkfish in a neighboring pan.” —Sarah Barber

SHIGE’S RED CARPET FINE DINING 150 N. Eighth St., 208-331-8202, “A lime saketini provided the strangest taste of the night: it slipped past the tongue like a wash of air, tasteless until a burst of sake and a little lime pulp hit the back of the throat.” —Amy Atkins

THE BLUE MOOSE CAFE 79 E. Aikens Road, Eagle, 208-939-3079, “Forget any preconceptions of chicken salad as a mayonnaise-drenched lump. The Blue Moose has created a sandwich that transcends stereotypes.” —Deanna Darr

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

needed/recommended —Patio SU —Open on Sunday OM —Online menu —Breakfast —Boise Weekly Card

Boise Weekly Dining Guide offers selective listings of editorial recommendations. Listings rotate based on available space.

Updates from diligent readers and listed restaurateurs are heartily encouraged. E-mail to or fax to 208-342-4733.

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DINING/FOOD toppings or get adventurous with some tasty things you’re not used to seeing on a pizza menu. Superb Sushi is set up inside Lulu’s. Order up a roll to go with your pie. 2594 Bogus Basin, 208-387-4992, www.ilovelulus. com. $-$$ SU OM. MAZZAH—Visit the Med over lunch or drop on by for dinner. Gyros, hummus, falafel and baklava on the quick. Try the fatoosh salad—you won’t be disappointed. 1772 W. State St.,

208-333-2566, $-$$ SU OM


O’MICHAEL’S PUB & GRILL—It’s a North End institution with one waitress who’s been serving there for 40 years. The casual menu is full of traditional and specialty sandwiches (check out the slaw burger that’s no burger at all), fish and chipa, and the best giant fried prawns in town. 2433 N. Bogus Basin Road, SU 208-342-8948. $-$$ .


THE PANTRY—Offering daily specials. Kitschy comfort joint serving up breakfast, brunch and lunch items. Killer weekend brunch deals and specials. Free coffee refills. Their menu tops out at $11.75 for prime rib and eggs and starts out around $3.95 for a basic eggs, hashbrowns and toast meal. They hook up phones to each table for old-school phone ordering during lunch hours throughout week. 1545 Shoreline Dr., 208-344-5486. $-$$ SU . PARRILLA GRILL—Serving wraps and salads on another primo Hyde Park patio. This concrete and metal Hyde Park eatery is a popular place to chill during the halcyon days of summer, but Parrilla’s hot wraps and microbrews are a fine way to stay warm in the cold winter months as well. The primary colored sign and terra cotta walls welcome regulars and passersby equally and the casual atmosphere and good eats keep them all coming back. 1512 N. 13th St., 208-323-4688. $ SU . SUN RAY CAFE—SunRay holds down the coveted corner patio at the cross of 13th and Eastman streets. The menu is familiar to that location, featuring salads, subs and pizzas named for geographical features in Idaho. Bring your dog, all your friends and break pizza crust with a pitcher of beer. 1602 N. 13th St., 208-343-2887. $-$$ SU.

MERCER ESTATE WINES David Forsyth, winemaker for Mercer Estates, was in town a couple of weeks ago on his way to the Sun Valley Wine Auction. Forsyth was one of the driving forces behind the enormous success of Hogue Cellars, and now he’s back with Mike Hogue, who has joined with the Mercer family to create this new estate. It’s a great partnership: The Mercers have roots in the Horse Heaven area that go back four generations, and they have been growing grapes since the early 1970s. Here are some of the highlights of their lineup:

State BURGER ’N BREW—An old-school Boise sports bar whose name says it all: burgers and beer. 4295 W. State St., 208-345-7700. $-$$ SU. BUZZ CAFE—Coffee, lunch and breakfast early in the day. Wine tastings and music aplenty at night. 2999 N. Lakeharbor Lane, SU 208-344-4321. $-$$


2008 MERCER PINOT GRIS, $14.99 This wine opens with heady aromas of peach, pear and gooseberry. Offers bright fruit on the palate with ripe melon, mango, papaya, orange and pear, all nicely balanced by crisp lemon and lime.

CORONA VILLAGE—Gut-busting burritos, incredible chips and Dos Equis on tap make the Village stand out among Boise’s family style Mexican restaurants. 4334 W. State St., 208-3389707. $-$$ .

2008 MERCER SAUVIGNON BLANC, $12.99 There’s a touch of grass to the light fruit aromas, while a welcome acidity marks the palate. This wine has an undeniable elegance thanks in part to the time it spends in new American oak. That oak also contributes a hint of vanilla to go with the smooth and ripe citrus flavors.

DUTCH GOOSE—Homemade finger steaks, fresh steamed clams, soup, sandwiches and great hot wings. They also serve up over 17 beers. 3515 W. State St., 208-342-8887, www. $-$$ SU OM.

2008 MERCER CHARDONNAY, $14.99 This one has beautiful apple and stone fruit on the nose with a kiss of oak. This is a very well balanced wine with creamy pear and apple fruit flavors up front, followed by just the right touch of oak. It has a refreshingly crisp finish that lingers nicely—a great value.

FLYING PIE PIZZARIA— Boise’s longest-lived and most inventive pizzeria. They have their own beer (the impeccable Triple Pi Belgian-style ale), and pies to please even the pickiest eaters. 4320 W. State St., 208-384-0000, www. $ SU OM.

2007 MERCER MERLOT, $21 This is an exceptionally well-integrated wine that pleases on many levels. There are dark berry and mocha aromas with light hints of anise and cedar on the nose. Soft, toasty oak colors the blackberry and cherry fruit flavors on the palate, while supple tannins come through on the finish. It should drink beautifully for another five years. —David Kirkpatrick WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

THE GREEN CHILE—Southwestern cuisine in Boise with green and red chilis, chimichangas and chile rellenos. The menu also features burgers and salads right along side sopapaillas. 5616 W. State St., 208-853-0103. $-$$ OM .

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FOOD/DINING THE LIFT BAR AND GRILL— Tuesday night is Holy Oly night, with 50-cent Olympia cans from 4 p.m.-close. Gnaw on a plate of State Street nachos or one of the dive’s many vegetarianfriendly dishes like hummus, fish tacos, or the Portobello and sun-dried tomato sandwich. 4091 W. State St., 208-3423250. $-$$ SU OM . MADHUBAN—A daily lunch buffet and a huge menu including all the favorites. You’re gonna love the curry. A great place for vegetarians. 6930 W. State St., 208-853-8215, $-$$ SU OM. MERRITT’S COUNTRY CAFE—This 24-hour Boise mainstay is the place to land after a long night on the town. The “home of the scone” serves up grub that turns customers into regulars. 6630 W. State St., 208-853-9982, www.merrittSU OM $-$$ .

ALIA’S COFFEEHOUSE—Freshmade bagels daily for breakfast and lunch, the best looking dessert case in town with chocolate chip cookie dough bars, and for those who must, a selection of salads.. 908 W. Main St., 208-338-1299. $ SU .

RED EYE—This country bar has a nice, dark vibe and friendly staff. Rest a bit on the padded elbow pads at the bar and order burgers and barbecue. 414 W. Main St., Kuna, 208-922-9797. SU. $

ANGELL’S—Upscale dining in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Featuring such tasty delights as duck empanadas, prime rib and Idaho trout. In warmer weather, Angell’s patio is a lush respite in the concrete jungle tucked into a fold of sloping grassy hill and trellises overgrown with greenery. 909 Main St., 208-342-4900, www.angellsbaRES $$-$$$ SU OM.

Downtown + Fringe ADDIE’S—The language of breakfast is spoken here. You’ve never seen so many meats followed by “& Eggs” on one menu. Go early to beat the rush for Boise’s best gravy. 510 W. Main St., 208-338-1198. $ SU OM .

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MONTEGO BAY—A little bit of the tropics in a land-locked state. Montego Bay’s claim to fame is its outstanding patio, or layers of patios to be accurate, with levels cascading their way from the restaurant down to lakeside in the Lake Harbor development. Pub food is the standard. 3000 N. Lakeharbor Lane, 208-853-5070. $-$$ .

fine meal and then pop in next door to the Creekside Lounge inside the restaurant where every hour is an enjoyable experience. 751 W. Fourth St., Kuna, 208-922-4421. $-$$ SU.

PIZZALCHIK—PIZZa sALad and CHIcKen. Get it? Perfect robust salads, plus delicious original pizzas and whole chickens roasted in a 6,000-pound stone-hearth oven. Many toppings made in house. 7330 W. State St., 208-853-7757. SU . $-$$ WESTSIDE DRIVE-IN—From the mind of “Boise’s Best Chef,” Chef Lou, come some of the most scrumptious foods for dine-in, take-out or frozen to use when cooking is the last thing you want to do. 1939 W. State St., 208-342-2957, www.cheflou. SU OM. com. $-$$

Kuna EL GALLO GIRO—Main courses are huge and span Tex-Mex to authentic. The Carne Borracha is a good example of the fare delivered in a caldron made of volcanic rock with carne asada, jalapenos, onions and tomatoes with a side of tortillas. Other selections include lengua en chile verde (beef tounge in a tomatillo green sauce), zope (handmade tortillas with beans, steak, salsa de tomatillo and cojita cheese) and menudo (tripe chile). 482 W. Main St., Kuna, 208-922-5169. $-$$ SU . LONGHORN LOUNGE—Gather round the horseshoe-shaped bar for late-night bar grub because the kitchen is open late to serve the blurry and bright eyed. Select from hot wings, chicken strips, finger steaks, stuffed tots, deep fried green beans or anything they can throw in the fryer. 458 SU. W. Third St., Kuna. $ PEREGRINE STEAKS AND SPIRITS—The steakhouse with more to offer than New York Steak, petite sirloin and T-Bone steaks, the menu features stuffed pork chops, chicken fried steak, salmon fillets and Italian chicken breast as well. Enjoy a

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POLLO REY FISH TACOS A fish taco might seem like a hard thing to screw up. You take a tortilla, some fish and cabbage, then drizzle a mayobased hot sauce on top. Shazam. The crunch of the cabbage plays off the flakiness of the fish and the creamy sauce counters the dryness of a corn tortilla. Heaven. But a number of places around town have botched this simple summer snack. Either the fish is too watery and the tortillas crack open and drop their contents like POLLO REY a messy trap door, or instead 228 N. Eighth St. 208-345-0323 of cabbage, they—gasp—use shredded lettuce. Pollo Rey has nailed it. To counter the splitting sitch, they go double-ply—two thin corn tortillas are lightly grilled and topped with seasoned, flaky white fish, shredded green and red cabbage, red onions and cilantro. The mayo sauce is the kicker—tangy and creamy with an enduring heat. At the salsa bar, you can choose between a sweet, green onion-laden tomatillo or a mild chunky red to accentuate. A fish taco need not be more complicated than that. And while some have proclaimed Pollo Rey’s fish burrito the superior of the aquatic cousins—with rice and cabbage wrapped in a flour diaper—I remain biased toward the fish taco in all its simple perfection. —Tara Morgan WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M




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5209 TARGEE Wonderful 3BD, 1.25BA, covered patio, new carpet and vinyl thru/ out home. $329 space rent includes W/S/T. Available for immediate purchase and occupancy. $13,900. Call Deborah with Idaho Properties at 208-484-0752 for showing or see virtual tour at www. 2BD, 2BA. Light, bright and airy MFH in desirable mobile home park near Boise Foothills. Lots of nice windows. Convenient access to public schools, shopping and entertainment. 2 car covered carport. Space $300/mo. Must be approved by park management for residency. Must pay own util. Call Debora, Idaho Properties at 208-484-0752 for a showing or see the virtual tour at Available for immediate purchase and occupancy. $29,900. FREE MONEY TO HOME BUYERS Tax credit gone? SO WHAT! Did you know there are still programs and grants that give qualified/ eligible buyers substantial money towards a home purchase? There is no charge to see if you qualify and with prices at an all time low... you may end up paying less to own a home than what you pay for rent. No cost or obligation to apply! Homes in our area are at an all time low! If you have steady income, so-so credit, and want to see what your options are... Call Heidi, Market Pro Realtor at 208-440-5997 or email for information! What have you got to lose? LOG CABIN! Located 8 mi. South of Tamarack. Available for immediate purchase and occupancy. $149,900. Call Deborah with Idaho Properties at 208-484-0752 for a showing or view the virtual tour at WEST BOISE HOME $175,000 Beautiful home in Shenandoah West. 3BD, 2BA, 3 car grg., 2098 sq. ft. Brand new paint, vinyl and carpet throughout. Large open kitchen and formal dining. Huge family room has beautiful stone fireplace. Plantation shutters thru/ out home. Master suite with nice bathroom and walk-in closet. Covered patios off of master and living room. Back yard opens to huge common area. Just blocks to Jullion park. Great neighborhood. $175,000. 208-841-6281.

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DEADLINES* This 63-year-old home 2128 HEIGHTS DRIVE, BOISE underwent a green remodel $310,000 in 2007 that earned an 2 bed/2 bath award from Idaho Smart 1,394 square feet Urban Agent Team Growth for being an Lindsay Dofelmier, 208-841-2263 eco-friendly rehabilitation project. It has become both MLS #98442859 a national showcase and a local classroom for conscientious renovation. The simple two-story dwelling combines good indoor air quality with energy efficiency that starts in the front yard and reaches to the second-floor master suite. The owner’s aim was to preserve and open up the existing structure while adding a stack of bedrooms onto the back of the house. Leftover wood from the home’s old carport was used in the addition to create headers, door frames and the underlay for a new staircase. Planks of Douglas fir that were reclaimed from a barn in Lewiston have been fashioned into stair treads that lead to the new upper master suite. Concerns about off-gassing and indoor air quality were addressed by using formaldehyde-free cabinet materials in the light-filled kitchen, wool carpeting in the living room, Marmoleum flooring in the master bathroom and low-VOC paints throughout the home. Radiant heating in the concrete floors keeps things warm in the winter, while the dwelling’s windows are oriented to allow cooling breezes to flow through the house in the summertime. The front yard combines drought-tolerant landscaping with a south-facing vegetable garden containing tomatoes, cabbage and squash. The back yard is currently unfinished. Pros: Award-winning, energy-efficient home. Cons: Unfinished back yard. —Jennifer Hernandez Open House: Saturday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.



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56 Generous carhop’s prop? 58 Brawl at a ball? 60 “Am ___ fat?� 62 Leno’s necklace? 63 Mousse pie ingredient, maybe 64 Oily substance 68 Prynne of “The Scarlet Letter� 70 Absolute 75 Hardly a fan 76 ___ Lee bakery 78 Bird and others, once 79 Publisher of Shooting Illustrated, for short 81 When doubled, “I like!� 84 “___ in Calico� (jazz standard) 86 Prefix with copier 87 River to the Baltic 90 Game in which it’s easy to make a mess 92 Change tags on 93 Mop brand that “makes your life easier� 94 Whooping 95 Dos Equis competitor 96 Clears L A S T















97 Louse 99 Austrian title 104 Where hip-hop was born, with “the� 106 F.D.R. veep John ___ Garner 107 Parkinson’s battler 109 Entertainer born Tracy Marrow 110 Cries made in passing? 113 Saint-Martin, e.g. 115 Winning Super Bowl XXXVII gridder 116 Exist 117 Surgery sites, for short 118 20%, maybe 119 “I didn’t need to know that,� in modern lingo Go to www.boiseweekly. com and look under odds and ends for the answers to this week’s puzzle. And don’t think of it as cheating. Think of it more as simply doublechecking your answers.

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): When I studied method acting with David Mamet he taught us to develop such a vivid imagination that we could taste the pretend coffee that we drank out of an imaginary cup. We’d hallucinate the bitterly flavorful smell, and the muscles of our face would move the way they might if we were sipping the real thing. Pop star Lady Gaga didn’t work with Mamet, but she got similar teachings. Recently, she told New York magazine that she can “feel the rain, when it’s not raining.” And more than that: “I can actually mentally give myself an orgasm.” If you think that you will ever want to have that strong an imagination, Aries, now is a good time to start working toward that goal. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): When they say “Go with the flow,” what “flow” are they talking about? Do they mean the flow of your early childhood conditioning? The flow of your friends’ opinions? The latest cultural trends? Your immediate instinctual needs? When they say “Go with the flow,” are they urging you to keep doing what’s easiest to do and what will win you the most ego points, even if it keeps you from being true to your soul’s code? I’m here to ask you to consider the possibility that there are many flows to go with, but only one of them is correct for you right now. And in my opinion, it is flowing in an underground cavern, far from the maddening crowd. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “There would not be such a thing as counterfeit gold if there were no real gold somewhere,” says a Sufi proverb. Why am I bringing this to your attention at this particular moment in your life story? Here’s the bad news: You’re in possession of some counterfeit gold that you think is authentic. Here’s the good news: Within a short time after waking up to the truth about the fake stuff, you will locate the real thing. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Here’s a thought from the Cancerian philosopher Gaston Bachelard: “He who listens to the singing of the stream cannot be expected to understand the one who hears the singing of the flame: They do not speak the same language.” While I mostly agree with that poetic formulation, I think you’re about to be a temporary exception to the rule. Normally you are acutely attuned to the singing of the stream; your skill at reading its nuances are supreme among the zodiac. But I expect that in the coming days, you will not only have the power to appreciate the song of the fire; you’ll even be able to empathize with and understand people who are entranced by the song of the fire.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Paul, a fortune-telling octopus in Germany, had an amazing run of success predicting the results of World Cup competitions a while back. His technique? His handlers gave him a succession of choices between two tasty morsels, each representing one of the teams in a given match. The treat he picked to eat was the team whose victory he prophesied. I wish I could access his expertise to help me sort out your upcoming decisions. It’s really important that you not overthink the possibilities but rather rely on simple gut reactions. Why don’t you pretend you’re an octopus and imagine that each choice you have to make is symbolized by some food item. Ask yourself, “Which is yummiest?” VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Lewis Carroll’s sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was Through the Looking Glass. As he wrote it, he invited his illustrator John Tenniel to offer editorial advice. In response, Tenniel tactfully suggested that Lewis cut out a certain chapter. Lewis agreed, and so the story, as we read it today, doesn’t include Alice’s meeting with a grumbling wasp who wore a bright yellow wig that sat disheveled on its head like a clump of seaweed. Think of me as your version of Tenniel, Virgo. As you finish up your labor of love, consider following my recommendation to omit the part that resembles a wasp in a wig. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): If you and I were sitting face to face and I asked you, “What are the most important lessons you’ve learned these last 11 months?”, what would you tell me? I think you need this type of experience: an intense and leisurely conversation with a good listener you trust—someone who will encourage you to articulate the major developments in your life since your last birthday. Here are some other queries I’d pose: 1. How have you changed? 2. What long-term process needs to come to a climax? 3. What “school” are you ready to graduate from? (And by “school” I mean any situation that has been a hotbed of learning for you.) SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The film Avatar hammers out such vehement anti-military, anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist themes that it could have been endorsed by the leftist rock band Rage Against the Machine. And yet it’s the highest-grossing film in the history of the world. One critic marveled at its popularity in even the most conservative areas of America, noting that it got “a theater full of people in Kentucky to stand and applaud the defeat of their country in war.” Your assignment in the coming week is to do what Avatar has done: Try

to make sure that your opponents and skeptics are entertained by your message—maybe even excited and intrigued. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I recommend that you enjoy an abundance of recreational time in the coming days, Sagittarius. But I hope that you will favor a rigorous physical challenge over lying lazily on the beach. I hope that you will read great literature instead of mass market paperbacks, and that you’ll attend a brain-bending workshop rather than being a spectator at a sports event. Catch my drift, Sagittarius? Say “yes” to embarking on a vision quest that scares the fear out of you and pumps up your spiritual ambition; say “no” to wasting away in a puddle of sluggish, circuitous daydreaming. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Sixty-nine percent of conservatives think that hell is a real place and over half of all liberals do. Shocking! Ridiculous! I hope that you, Capricorn, give zero credence to the idea that there is a realm of eternal damnation. In my astrological opinion, believing in hell would grossly interfere with your ability to know the truth about your life right now. So would an irrational fear of failure, an obsession with enemies, or a tendency to define yourself in opposition to bad stuff. Here’s the alternative: To thrive, all you have to do is accentuate what you love, identify what you want, and focus on rewards. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): This is an excellent time for you to get more conscious and proactive about what images you bring into your life and surround yourself with. It’s always important to monitor the pictures flowing into your imagination, of course, but it’s especially crucial right now. Your mental and physical health are unusually dependent on it. So please do yourself a big favor and gaze upon as much uplifting beauty as you can. Favor gardens over garbage dumps, soaring vistas over strip malls, interesting faces over scowling mugs. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Every year smokers toss away more than 4 trillion cigarette butts, fouling the environment terribly. But recently a few Chinese scientists embarked on the seemingly impossible project of finding value in this noxious waste. Collecting up big piles of discarded filters, they developed a process to extract chemicals that are effective at preventing corrosion when applied to steel pipes. Your assignment, Pisces, is to accomplish a comparable miracle: Turn some dreck or dross into a useful thing; discover a blessing in the trash; build a new dream using the ruins of an old pleasure.



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