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ANNUAL MANUAL BW’s new guide to everything in the Treasure Valley NEWS 9
BOARD BATTLES BUREAU GBAD pulls funding from BCVB SCREEN 26
HIGH ON GET LOW Bill Murray’s golden (statue) ticket FOOD 28
SUSHI SHOW Yoi Tomo courts movie crowd
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NOTE ANNUAL MANUAL, MEET THE BIG LEBOISE This is a big week for us. And I’m not going to sugarcoat it and say that it’s been easy getting here. We sweated, some cried, at least one has bled (but that was to due to shoddy kitchen-knife skills) and we almost came to blows, but it’s all done and it’s ready for you. First, there’s that giant thing poking out of the middle of this week’s issue. That thick, glossy, beautifully covered and bound thing we’ve been whining about for months: Annual Manual. This is our inaugural edition of that slick mag, and it’s something alt weeklies all over the country put together in their communities. Think of it as your encyclopedia of Boise. The sort of thing you send to your out-of-town friends to convince them that Idaho is not in the Midwest, and while Boise isn’t a mega-metropolis, it’s no backwater either. As it is our first, it’s not perfect. But strive for perfection we do. As usual, ring us up, e-mail us, comment at boiseweekly.com and tell us what works, what doesn’t and what we absolutely cannot, under any circumstances, forget or fail to do next year. Second, we have another first: Saturday, Aug. 28, we’re gettin’ down. The first-ever Big LeBoise—BW’s craft sale, block party and music marathon—happens from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Broad Street in front of BWHQ. We’ve pulled permits to shut down the street and have a proper block blowout. Bright and early Saturday morning, almost 40 of the city’s raddest crafty types will hawk their wares. The Bloody Mary Contest finals featuring bartenders from Quinn’s and Piper Pub and Grill shaking it up for celebrity judges starts at 10 a.m. The music starts at 11 a.m. with seven bands and a dance party. The party rages all day with a kids’ corner, food, drinks and the grand finale: a Vespa giveaway. Raffle tickets are $10, and you can still buy them. You don’t have to be present to win (although you’ll be missing out on some serious fun if you aren’t present). See the center spread in this issue for more details. Finally, thanks, readers. Without your devotion, support and occasional attaboys we wouldn’t be doing such kick-ass things as Annual Manual and the Big LeBoise. Now, come party with us. —Rachael Daigle
COVER ARTIST ARTIST: Elizabeth Hilton TITLE: Cardboard Painting #4 MEDIUM: Transferred image, ink and nails on recycled cardboard squares on wood. ARTIST STATEMENT: I like working with found objects, anything that evokes the timeless feeling of the me that exists only in my head. The part of us that doesn’t change, is neither young or old, but just is.
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NEWS Boise Convention Bureau vs. Boise Auditorium District, the battle continues 9 CITIZEN
MAYHEM IN PHOTOS Aug. 21 was a crazy day in the valley. We kicked it off with Tour de Fat at Ann Morrison and ended the night in the pitch black without power. From booze and bikes to downed trees, Cobweb has the weekend in photos.
ONE TEQUILA, TWO TEQUILA, THREE TEQUILA, FLOOR No Food News in this week’s issue but that doesn’t mean there’s no news of food. BW sent a tequila crew to the Matador for the new Eighth Street restaurant’s opening. Photos, waitstaff ogling and more at Cobweb.
MOLINA DOES DAMAGE CONTROL BW first reported on the Molina/Health and Welfare mess in July, and on Monday, the guv did a little damage control on the failures. Get the update at Citydesk.
RAPE RATES IN BOISE SEE HUGE INCREASE When the city’s crime report was released earlier this week, one troubling stat stood out: Rape incidents have increased a whopping 64 percent. WTF, men? Let’s review: no means no.
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FEATURE Halfway to Hell
8 DAYS OUT
NOISE Girl bands will save the world, again
SCREEN Get Low promises to be an award stand out
FOOD Two reviewers roll in to Yoi Tomo for sushi
HOME SWEET HOME
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MAIL ON THE COPE Bill Cope (this week’s Boise “Weakly”) takes his funnies way too seriously (BW, Opinion, “Tory Story,” Aug. 18, 2010). During a difficult summer of BP leaks here and Wikileaks there, of never-ending Gitmo and endless manic recession, what cranks Cope’s angst? “Mallard Fillmore.” And how long did it take Cope to frame an almost lucid response to Fourth of July “Fillmore?” About five weeks, which makes Cope as topical as Doonesbury, an unfunny funny that’s as timely and subtle as a footpowered dental drill. Garry Trudeau threatened to hold his breath and turn pink(er) if dailies didn’t put his inanity on the op-ed page next to Ellen Goodman and Amy Goodman. All for fairness and balance. Meanwhile, the neosocialist Seattle P-I put “Mallard Fillmore” way back at the bottom of its
classifieds before giving the bird and his words the boot. Then the P-I died, but “Mallard Fillmore” lives. Praise God. Whether “Mallard” makes you howl with mirth or howl with Bill Cope rage, he’s a clothespin on the nose during a summer reeking of the orthodoxies of the Left despised by George Orwell. “Mallard” reminds you, because Bill Cope won’t, that BP’s biggest campaign payoffs went to [President] Barack Obama. That Obama surged Afghanistan and that it’s his tar baby. Ditto Gitmo. And that almost $1 trillion of Obama stimulus, sold to keep unemployment below 8 percent, stimulated unemployment to almost 10 percent. So here we are. A summer of Bill Cope and Barack Obama. Of Goodman and Goodman and Doonesbury and Tom Tomorrow and “News”week’s Luckovich and Boise “Weakly’s” Ted Rall (who,
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to his credit, called for Obama’s impeachment 15 months ago), all running the elitist statist quo gamut from far left to farther left. —Cody Kerns, Boise
ON THE COVER I might appreciate that cover (“Stay Cool,” Aug. 18, 2010) in someone’s sketchbook, on a wall somewhere—I don’t know—in a bar. But when my daughter, who’s 6, looks at that today, tomorrow and the rest of the week—everywhere we go around town—and says, “What’s he doing to his privates?” “I don’t know, cooling them off?” I swear, that Leila, sometimes she picks some good stuff but for the most part, we—including most of the people I know—are at a loss when trying to figure out where she cultivated her taste. The art in my home and in my books isn’t for all eyes, but is it displayed loud and proud for Boise families to swim around? Oh, I get it, you wanna be risque and hip? It’s just tacky, honey. —Karabeth Shepherd, Boise
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Old racists never die; they just fake dismay “Where you headed, Red?” “Glad ya’ asked, Cope. I’m on my way to protest them Mooslims setting up one of their gull durn Mooslim temples right next to where all them New Yorkers got killed by them other Mooslims. Say, you got a stick I could borrow? I got me some poster paper and a Magic Marker, but I cain’t find a stick nowheres.” “Don’t think so. I believe I used up all my sticks. But you have a good time protesting those Mooslims, you hear? And if you’re going to be outside too long, you ought to think about having some sunscreen with you, don’t you think? You wouldn’t want to show those Mooslims what’s what just to find out you caught melanoma doing it.” “So ain’t you gonna lecture me none?” “What do you mean?” “I mean ain’t you gonna preach about how, since this is America and all, them Mooslims have a right to put one of their gull durn temples anywhere wheres they can afford the mortgage?” “Nope. No lectures.” “Or ain’t you gonna go on and on about how this country was founded on the liberties of some misfits believing whatever they wants, no matter how blasphemous and heretical and un-Godly it may be? And hows no one religion should get no more uppityness than any other religion since they all have Constitutional back-up to be here?” “Nope. Not with you and not today.” “Or ain’t you gonna try to explain the difference between a Mooslim temple and a Mooslim community center? Or ain’t you gonna insist how ol’ President Barack Obama was right when he says we cain’t be mixing up government stuff with churchy stuff? Or ain’t you gonna elucidate me on hows it ain’t temples what Mooslims put up anyhow, but mosques ... except when it’s a community center they’re putting up?” “Wouldn’t try to elucidate you about a thing, Red.” “Ain’t you even gonna try to get me to open up my heart and see how not all Mooslims are al Qaida killers or crazy Taliban ragheads? And how most Mooslims are just like you and me ’cept for when it comes to pig meat and Jesus? Ain’t you gonna toss me a sermon ’bout hows all us human beings have more in common than we have in uncommon, even when a lot of them human beings is Mooslims or Hindus or Unitarians? Ain’t you gonna remind me about hows if we don’t let them Mooslims put up that temple, the terrorists have done won?” “No sermon tossing, boy-o. And you go right ahead and keep your heart closed, if that’s what makes you happy.” “What’s a matter with you, Cope? You sick?” “Bud, life’s too short to waste any of it trying to tell ignorant xenophobic idiots WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
anything. Especially when they’re having so damn much fun being ignorant xenophobic idiots.” “What you mean ... ’zenoid idiots?’ And what you mean we’re having fun? This is some serious business here. Serious!” “C’mon, Red, who do you think you’re kidding. You’re loving this. After all those years of watching what comes out of your mouth for fear of losing a job or pissing off decent folks, you and your crowd can finally pick on brown people again. Oh sure, you have to make it sound like some kind of sincere concern for the future or some other phony poop about how much you love this country. But the truth is, you couldn’t care less what happens in New York City, and we both know it. This is just another opportunity for you to bitch about whatever diverse people are doing.” “This ain’t got nothing to do with that racist stuff! Them Mooslims are treading on hallowed ground. Hallowed ground, Cope! Don’t you get that? This is about not letting un-American tendencies get a toehold in our holy places!” “Yeah, right. And the immigration debate has nothing to do with Mexicans, is that what you’re gonna tell me next? And the hubbub over repealing the 14th Amendment has nothing to do with the babies being Hispanic? And Obama ... I suppose you’ll claim all this hysteria over his birth certificate hasn’t got jack to do with him being black. Shhhuuuure, Red. You right wingers are het up with all these major concerns, and it’s all just a weird coincidence that most of those major concerns of yours are dark-skinned. Is that it? Just a big coincidence?” “Cope, trouble with you is, ever time you kick over a cow pie, you think you find a bigot squatting under it.” “I’ve been around your sort far too long to believe for a second that you’ve sluffed off 400 years of racial violence and supremacist attitudes, and now you’ve seen the enlightenment. Must be exhilarating, eh? … to get back to your cracker roots and treat people of color like they don’t deserve the same consideration and respect you’d give a hunting dog. What with Beck and Limbaugh and the rest of that trash, you must feel like a weight has been lifted from your tongue. In those circles, treating non-whites like vermin makes you a hero, doesn’t it? Call a spade a spade … not to mention a spic a spic, a gook a gook, or a raghead a raghead ... and the Right starts whistling Dixie. Better take care, Red. You ridicule enough cultural diversity and abuse enough of your fellow citizens, and those tea bagger pals of yours might decide to run you for Congress.” “Hey, Mr. Elitist Snooty Face. They could do worse.” “No doubt, Red. And before it’s over, I’m sure they will.”
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NEW WAR, SAME FEARS Nine years later, Afghan city is buzzing
TALOQAN, AFGHANISTAN—Nine years ago, when I was using this provincial Afghan capital as a base to cover the battle of Kunduz, Taloqan was a dangerous place with medieval charm. Donkey carts and horse-drawn carriages plied muddy ruts that passed as roads. The only motorized transport belonged to Western NGOs. Commerce consisted of a few sad huts—primitive convenience stores—and an outdoor bazaar where 90 percent of economic activity came from sales of opium paste. In 2001 I wrote that good roads would change everything. They have. It’s impressive. Based on my 2001 experience, I had budgeted three to four days to travel from the Tajik border to Taloqan. Cruising down smooth two-lane highways at 80-plus mph, we made it in half an afternoon. Towers for high-tension conduits line the road, promising an electrified future. The ghosts of 2001 are here—burned-out armored personnel carriers, lumps of earth where villages stood, tank treads used as speed bumps—but hard to find. Khanabad, the blood-soaked eastern front line during the battle of Kunduz—where my fellow journalist had the skin torn off his body by Taliban POWs using their bare hands—is a farm community marked by the kind of green-and-white reflectorized sign you’d see in the Midwest. Most of Taloqan is paved. The soccer field used by the Taliban for stonings and by a Northern Alliance warlord as a helicopter landing pad is filled with kids playing on green grass. There are traffic jams and white-gloved traffic cops direct the mayhem. Business is booming. America is finished, but Taloqan is looking good.
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But the basics—the social and political situation that in December 2001 prompted me to declare the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan doomed—remain the same. Time magazine recently declared that the Taliban would sweep back into power after a U.S. withdrawal. But the Taliban never left. Neither did the repression. In Taloqan every woman but one wore the burqa, turning her head away as we passed. Where are the Taliban? “They are all around us,” said my driver’s cousin, the campaign manager for a Canadian-Afghan actor running for parliament next month. “During the day, it is OK. They come at night.” Indeed they do. The week before our arrival they stormed a small NATO garrison staffed by German troops at the airport here, killing seven. Cellphone signals go dead at night in deference to Taliban strictures. Afghans are strictly prohibited from receiving foreigners as overnight guests. Only one hotel, the gaudy Ariana Hotel and Wedding Banquet Hall, can accommodate non-Afghans. “The situation in Taloqan is not good,” continued the campaign manager. “At night.” We have the Ariana entirely to ourselves. Compared to the Spartan conditions we endured nine years ago—bed lice, outhouse guarded by a mean rooster—it’s a palace. But it’s a gilded cage, one surrounded by high walls topped with barbed wire and guarded by a caffeinated man brandishing an AK-47. We can’t go out at night and neither do most Afghans. There’s more prosperity. But it’s even less safe. And the one thing Afghans wanted most in 2001—security—remains elusive.
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Mediation next step between battling Auditorium Board and Visitors Bureau TARA MORGAN Next time you rent a hotel room in Boise, check out the small print at the bottom of the bill. In addition to room rates, every customer is assessed a 5 percent tax that funds the Greater Boise Auditorium District. GBAD is responsible for building and maintaining the Boise Centre, completed in 1990, and for decades, it has also funded the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau. Before July 22, few outside of the hospitality industry could have told you what the publicly elected GBAD board does. But after a heated meeting, when the board voted 3-2 to stop funding the BCVB, folks started paying attention. The Visitors Bureau is responsible for bringing more than $30 million to the Boise area through conventions and events like the Special Olympics and the Ironman Triathlon. But come Wednesday, Sept. 1, the bureau will lose $1.3 million in funding from GBAD, approximately 65 percent of its budget. With so much on the line, Mayor Dave Bieter stepped in and offered to pay for mediation. “There are three people on the board who want to take all of the marketing in house, and there are two of us who want to work with BCVB,” said GBAD member Mike Fitzgerald. “It took an intervention by the mayor to get the group … to come together and try to hammer out some kind of agreement.” Arguments against funding BCVB have taken various forms. First, board members cited the bureau’s recent questionable audit report. Then, they referenced a 2008 Idaho Supreme Court ruling in Pocatello that said auditorium districts can only use hotel taxes to market their own facilities, not the city as a whole. GBAD Board Chairman Mike Wilson acknowledged that the bureau is valuable to Boise but argued that the board can’t continue to fund the bureau as it has in the past. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
“We can’t pay them 100 percent of what they do,” said Wilson, “because 100 percent of what they do does not affect us in the least ... The Supreme Court case says that I can’t spend money that isn’t marketing my building. The Visitors Bureau markets a lot of things other than our building, but yet we’re paying for it. That’s the issue, that’s how simple it is.” But the issue got considerably more complicated when BCVB received a $328,000 grant in early August from the Idaho Travel Council that can be spent on marketing the city but not on bureau salaries. As of now, that means the bureau’s 15 employees will have to work probono to utilize the grant money. “It would be great for us if the district would decide to at least fund us at a level adequate to allow us to do our grant program,” said Bobbie Patterson, executive director of BCVB. “That really probably means some reasonable allocation … Our job is going to be ongoing to sell the city, their job apparently is going to be to sell the [Boise Centre] primarily, which is a whole different challenge.” Before the GBAD board’s vote not to fund the Visitors Bureau, the Boise Centre recruited three BCVB employees to work in house doing marketing for the Boise Centre. But the notion that the 5 percent room tax will now only fund the marketing of the Boise Centre—and not the city’s many other meeting and conference facilities—has many hoteliers in a panic. “I think that decision is pretty devastating for not only the hotel community but certainly our city as a whole,” said John May, general manager and part-owner of the Owyhee Plaza Hotel. “Obviously, what the Convention Bureau brings to town goes far wider than just the hotel rooms. It’s a trickle-down effect.” David Hale, owner of the Modern Hotel, also disagrees with the board’s decision.
“Our customers, our guests, are having to pay a percentage of tax that’s ultimately going to another entity [the Boise Centre] to help support their business,” said Hale. “It isn’t possibly helping support the rest of downtown and the rest of Boise like the Convention and Visitors Bureau did. That doesn’t seem right. It seems like they should reduce that tax then.” So what will happen to that $1.3 million if BCVB not longer gets it? Part of it will go toward funding the Boise Centre’s in-house marketing and the rest will go into GBAD coffers for the potential construction of another Boise Centre-like facility. “If we’re unable to expand or build a new building in a reasonable period of time, then, yes, I would advocate reducing [the tax],” said Wilson. Wilson offered a number of suggestions for funding the Visitors Bureau—the City of Boise could spend its money or local hoteliers could pay a fee—but regardless, if mediation fails, BCVB won’t be able to support its staff come Sept. 1. In Fitzgerald’s eyes, this is a giant step backward for Boise, one that could potentially affect the city’s growth for years to come. “This puts the sales and marketing of Boise and our competition for conventions behind years,” said Fitzgerald. “It’s going to affect tourism and convention and meeting business in this valley very, very hard.” But according to Patterson, the bureau remains hopeful that through mediation, which should take place in the coming days or weeks, the GBAD board—and the community at large—will realize the value in what they do. “We’re all prepared to go on unemployment, we’re moving our offices … We’re going to try to find some way to stay in place until there’s some resolution to the issue,” said Patterson.
THE SUPREMACY OF LAW: JUSTICE STEPHEN BREYER SPEAKS IN SUN VALLEY This summer, a lot of important and talented people have touched down in Sun Valley. Steve Martin was masterful as both a comic and a bluegrass banjo bandleader. Itzhak Perlman took a star turn with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. And Carole King and James Taylor sent the local Baby Boomers into nostalgic ecstasy. Last weekend, the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference drew in yet another wave of very important people. But only one had the word “supreme” on his business card. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer spent much of his time answering a simple question: What, exactly, does an Associate Justice of the nation’s highest court do? Breyer once told his son Michael, “If you do your homework really well, you can get a job where you can do homework for the rest of your life.” That’s essentially what he does in Washington, D.C., Breyer said. “Basically I read, and I write.” Breyer paid homage to the elegance and the genius of our Constitution—that document that “constitutes” our democratic government, as he put it. Breyer spun a tale of Cooper v. Aaron, one of his favorite cases. Then-Arkansans Gov. Orval Faubus defied federal law and sent in a militia to block nine black students—the Little Rock Nine—from entering Central High School. A furious President Dwight Eisenhower summoned the rebel Faubus to the presidential summer home in Newport, R.I., and the former supreme commander of the Allied Forces in Europe dressed the governor down, “like a general tells a lieutenant,” Faubus recalled. But back in Arkansas, Faubus remained defiant. At this pivotal moment, faced with allowing the South to rise again or to flex his federal muscle, Eisenhower went full general. He called out Faubus on national television— “Federal law … cannot be flouted with impunity by any individual or any mob of extremists”—and sent in the 101st Airborne, the heroes of D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge, to enforce the ruling. The Little Rock Nine went to school on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 1958, and the rest is Civil Rights history. If Cooper v. Aaron was an easy (or at least unanimous) decision that was difficult to enforce, the more recent drama of 2000’s Bush v. Gore demonstrated a tough decision (5-4 for Bush) that was immediately accepted as law. Think about it, Breyer said: “Al Gore won the popular vote nationwide, but lost in Florida by just 2,000 votes.” When Gore sought a recount and the Florida Supreme Court obliged, Bush sued. The case reached Breyer’s desk, and the rest was history. What was remarkable about it, Breyer said, is that even though “vast numbers of Americans thought it was wrong,” and even he himself thought it was wrong, “people followed it.” “In other places, there would have been guns and bullets. The fact that no blood was shed after Bush v. Gore,” Breyer said, “is what makes America great. “It might sound like a Fourth of July speech, but it’s a part of my life,” Breyer said to a closing standing ovation. —Michael Ames
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TWO MEN, THREE JOBS JER EM Y LANNINGHAM
For whom the school bell tolls GEORGE PRENTICE
Wednesday, Aug. 25, as Boise Weekly was hitting the streets, so were the city’s school children. In its 147-year history, the 2010-2011 school year may be the Boise School District’s most challenging. Facing a growing curriculum and austere budget, the harshest lesson this year may be economics. Dr. Don Coberly is the district’s new superintendent, pulling double duty as the district’s leader in addition to his role as curriculum coordinator. His deputy is Dr. Pete Bailey, serving the district since 1985. What kind of student were you? Coberly: I think I was an average student. I graduated from Borah High School with a 3.2 average. Do you remember teachers who really inspired you? Coberly: There were three. Dennis Roggenbuck taught me math analysis. He was a very demonstrative active teacher. Bob Firman was a legendary calculus teacher and Elsa Bennett taught me world history. All three were student-centered. By the time I went to the University of Idaho, they had really taught me how to think. How many kids are in Boise public schools this fall? Coberly: 25,200. What is your 2010-2011 budget? Coberly: $188 million. That’s down about $12 million from last year.
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Dr. Pete Bailey, deputy school superintendant (left), and Dr. Don Coberly, Boise School superintendant (right).
What did you have to do to keep the doors open at the Marian Pritchett School, Boise’s school for pregnant teens and new mothers? Bailey: We had heard for several years that some legislators intended to cut funding to the school some day. So when those cuts came, we needed to make some serious decisions. We spent a great deal of time examining what changes and what cuts we had to make to keep the school open. And yes, that meant some staff cuts and changes in operations. Coberly: I’ve got to tell you, I have a difficult time going to the Marian Pritchett graduation each spring. It’s so emotional: the poetry, the music, the goodbyes.
Do you see this as a permanent change? Bailey: We’ll just have to see how this works. I don’t see any change back to the earlier time in the near future.
Tell us about the changes at some of Boise’s primary schools. Bailey: Nine elementary schools will have different hours, starting at 9:15 a.m. rather than the traditional 8:45 a.m. The benefit comes from a management of school bus routes that will afford some savings.
Do you have two titles? Coberly: I just have one title, but I have two jobs.
But how about parents who still have to drop off their children at the earlier time? Bailey: Each principal at the nine schools will have some kind of planned activity that will make up for that time. There will be reading clubs, chess clubs or math clubs.
What’s the risk of doing that? Coberly: You might be able to go four years, but sooner or later, you’re an edition behind and that’s very critical when it comes to history and science. Teachers are trying to supplement with the Internet but you need a standard text to support your curriculum.
What are your biggest financial challenges this year? Coberly: All of our staff will be taking three days of furlough. We cut assistant principals and counselors at three of our four high schools. A number of our supervisory personnel went from full time to half time. And we didn’t replace my previous job. (Coberly is still responsible for creation and supervision of the district’s curriculum.)
And supplies? Coberly: We’re not buying any new textbooks. It’s our third straight year.
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he voices were louder than normal but normal had nothing to do with what happened on July 1. “They were telling me to stop him,” said Candice Dahl. “Stop him from taking my stuff. Stop him from breaking into my room. Just stop him.” So Dahl listened. She matter-of-factly took out her knife, the serrated one that had protected her for years on the streets of Boise when she was homeless. She walked out of her room, down the hall and into the room of her housemate, Charlie. She didn’t say a word. She said Charlie laughed at her. So, she stabbed him. Charlie stared at her. So she stabbed him again. That time, he fell to his bed. Dahl stood over him. “I stabbed him again. And again. And again. And again. And again. And again. I think I stabbed him 12 times.” Boise Police Department’s official report indicated Charlie was stabbed no fewer than 18 times. Police said it’s a miracle he survived. “I don’t remember what I did with the knife,” said Dahl, “but I do know I wanted my smokes. When I was done, I walked outside. I sat on the curb and lit up a cigarette.” A couple of weeks later, as Dahl told her story, she looked exactly like her mug shot. She didn’t blink as she stared right through the double panes of glass that separate her in maximum custody at the Ada County jail from the world that torments her. As chilling as her story is, her words simply don’t match her cherubic features. Underneath a bad dye job, her strawberry blond hair and porcelain skin give her the appearance of someone much younger than 29. Who knows what she’ll look like when she is released someday from jail or prison or a mental hospital. She expects to be gone for a while. Dahl still dreams of normalcy. She remembers her combination birthday/Valentine’s Day parties (she was born Feb. 14, 1981). She remembers how much she used to love music but can’t remember the last time she sang even to herself. Someday, she said, she’d like to go to college or possibly cosmetology school. “I’d love to learn how to make someone’s nails pretty.”
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Her own are bitten to the quick. Her hands and feet are cuffed at all times in the lockup. She’s considered a threat to herself and others. “Yes, I do have outbursts. I’ve had to be restrained. I don’t remember why.” With the exception of interviews with BW, Dahl hasn’t had any visitors at the jail. Not her mother. Not her brother. Not her housemates. No one. “I think I got along with pretty much everybody there until they started stealing my stuff.” “There” is a house. Some call it a halfway home. Some call it a group home. It’s neither. It’s simply a private residence. At first glance, and at second for that matter, it’s just like any other home in Boise: A couple of cars in the driveway, and the front lawn is more green than brown. Its west Boise neighborhood has a very familiar look: American flags, sprinklers dousing parched lawns and two young girls running a lemonade stand at the end of the block. But the neighbors know something is up down the street. The yellow crime-scene tape put up on July 1 was just the latest clue. “One morning, we and our kids woke up, and crime tape had cordoned off our front lawn. I couldn’t even pull the car out of the driveway.” The couple next door agreed to talk to BW but asked to remain anonymous to protect their four children. “We’ve lived here long before Mr. Bush bought the house next door, and we still don’t know what’s going on over there.” Mr. Bush is Phil Bush, the owner of the house and absentee landlord.
WHEN THINGS NEXT DOOR GO BAD. VERY BAD. BY GEORGE PRENTICE “I work with the mentally ill,” he told BW in a reluctant interview. “I’m a retired [psycho-social rehabilitation] counselor.” But Bush doesn’t formally counsel residents. They’re responsible for getting their own services. “But, yes,” said Bush, “most of my tenants struggle with mental illness.” Does that mean the house is a group home? “Nope.” Is it licensed? “Nope.” Bush didn’t volunteer much of anything. “Look. It’s a private residence, and I’m renting rooms. There’s no code or law, federal—state or city—overseeing my homes.”
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He’s right. In 1995, a watershed U.S. Supreme Court ruling was handed down in the case City of Edmonds, Washington v. Oxford House. The high court ruled that recovering addicts, alcoholics and the mentally ill were a protected class under the handicapped provisions of the Federal Fair Housing Act Amendments of 1988. “The Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act mean that we’re hands-off when it comes to zoning,” said Bruce Chatterton, Boise’s director for Planning and Development Services. “And federal law trumps everything else. “We don’t even have any real idea where all the group homes are in this city,” said Chatterton. “If they’re in a single-family neighborhood, we’re not going to place any greater restriction on them than any other private residence.” And that makes Chatterton ill at ease. “It’s very uncomfortable for me to have someone call and ask why they weren’t told one of these homes was in their neighborhood. And I have to admit we don’t know.” He paused, “Maybe we should. But we don’t.” Chatterton also told BW about a troubling broadcast he heard on a Boise radio station. “About four years ago, there was a local real estate guy saying, ‘Hey, if you have a house that isn’t selling, but want to hang on to it, don’t just rent it out to one person. Rent it out to a whole group of persons in recovery. You’ll make buckets of money.’” So how much money does Bush charge his tenants? He gave us a stern, “No comment.” When we asked to confirm what two of his
residents told us—that he charged between $450 and $550 a month per person—Bush thought for a moment. “I won’t say how much I charge. I will say that I provide a room and utilities.” Bush did confirm that the transactions were cash. One home has six to eight residents at any one time. So, that’s an easy $4,000 per month, per home. Residents say Bush is always on time each month to collect the cash. “By the way, I have four homes,” Bush volunteered. “But I don’t want you thinking that I do this for the money. I’m retired, but this isn’t my only income.” We asked Bush how his tenants pay the rent. “It’s pretty simple,” he offered. “Almost all of them get Social Security because of their mental disability.” Take Candice Dahl. She’s being held in the medical ward of the Ada County Jail. She said she has multiple diagnoses of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and schizo-affective disorder. Jail staff administer three separate medications to her daily. Dahl said she doesn’t recall any physical abuse as a child but said that she endured a fair amount of emotional abuse. “I just got a letter from my mom,” Dahl said softly. “She told me she doesn’t know what she could have done to help me.” Dahl stared silently for what felt like five minutes. “But if she cared, I wouldn’t have ever been homeless.” Dahl said she was a problem teen. She admits to skipping school, running away and even stealing a car. She was sent to the Juvenile Corrections Center in St. Anthony. And
then things took a turn for the better. While incarcerated, Dahl completed her GED. Upon release, she studied and passed an exam to become a certified nursing assistant. She said she worked in a few private senior homes in Montana and Idaho and moved back to Boise to live with her mother. Things did not go well. “She threw me out. She said I was mentally unstable,” Dahl said. Dahl said she was homeless for a while in Boise, spending time at Interfaith Sanctuary and City Light shelters. “But they kicked me out, too. They said I’d been fighting and being verbally abusive.” Dahl said she had heard about the “Phil Bush house” for a few years. “Yeah, a lot of folks on the streets of Boise know about Mr. Bush.” Bush confirmed that saying, “Yeah, everybody on the street has pretty much heard of me.” Well, not everybody. “Sorry, never heard of him,” said Treena Clark, program specialist with the Division of Behavior Health for Idaho Health and Welfare. “But that’s not a terrible surprise. There is no obligation in Idaho for any home like his to be certified or licensed. So they’re not monitored.” That’s not to say that there aren’t licensed facilities in Idaho. Since 1995 when federal funding became available, a handful of homes were classified as “staffed, safe and sober.” “What we discovered was that a person just coming out of jail, or in some kind of recovery, usually runs into financial difficulty. And a major barrier to their success is an unsafe environment,” said Kathy Skippen, acting program
supervisor for Health and Welfare’s Substance Abuse Disorder Department. “These homes really shouldn’t be run democratically by the residents. And there really should be a number of requirements, including staffing. And there really should be some accountability to the community and to the state of Idaho.” Clark followed Skippen’s thoughts: “A number of homes really stepped up and desired to be licensed. They provide a setting that has a high degree of safety and an expectation of quality that is being provided.” No one BW spoke to could say how many homes or facilities are operating in Idaho. But they all guessed it was in the hundreds. Only 36 are licensed and 22 of those are in Boise. “The criteria is pretty simple. If the home receives any kind of state funding and it is staffed, then they need to be licensed,” said Clark. “And that’s a good thing. We’ve found a great deal of success in many of these licensed homes.” The average cost per client at a licensed, staffed, safe and sober house is about $330 per month. Compare that to $450-$550 residents say they’re paying Bush for a room in one of his houses without supervision or services. But Health and Welfare officials say they don’t expect homes like Bush’s to be licensed anytime soon. “Idaho is a conservative state,” said Skippen. “And I just don’t think you’re going to find that much appetite for licensing.” “But the fact remains that the success rate is much higher when residents have received treatment and recovery support services,” said Clark.
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I ADMIT I STABBED CHARLIE. THE VOICES TOLD ME TO.” Candice Dahl’s mug shot after being arrested by Boise Police Department for stabbing her roommate at least 18 times on July 1.
“Many of the owners of these unlicensed homes still want to be good neighbors,” Clark cautioned. “Most don’t want to cause trouble. But if there are concerns, I would encourage neighbors to contact the owner directly.” Neighbors said they tried communicating with Bush long before Candice Dahl stabbed her housemate but had no success. So they went to Boise City Hall. “Yes, I’ve heard of the house you’re referring to,” said Boise City Council President Maryanne Jordan. “The neighbors have contacted me on a few occasions, but there is very little, if anything, we can do.” Jordan also cited the Fair Housing and Americans with Disabilities Acts that prevent discrimination and protect privacy. “Many of these homes are here for all the right reasons. They provide a stable setting while its residents find a bridge back to society,” she said. But Jordan said maybe the community is asking the wrong questions. Rather than ask whether there is little oversight of those living in the shadows, ask whether there are appropriate systems of care, safety and prevention? “Especially at a time when we choose to slash funding for social programs and corrections,” Jordan said pointedly. “What’s happening to the folks who we’re so anxious to release from jail or prison? It’s ultimately important to address these complex social issues long before incarceration. What’s happening to our prevention programs? What are we doing to nurture and protect the fragile hearts and minds of children and young adults?” Bush said as a landlord, he’s not looking to the future or living in the past. “Look here, I know these people. I used to work with the mentally ill at a couple of private mental-health agencies,” Bush said. He wouldn’t provide the names of the agencies. “In many ways, this is the last chance for many of these folks. I’ve had one resident stay with me for two and a half years.” But Bush didn’t want to talk about Dahl, who clearly required supervision. “Look, I told you. I’m only the landlord. I drop by when I can.” Bush told BW he was heading up to Stanley for a “much-needed vacation.” We asked if someone could get a hold of him if another crisis erupted. “If I let them,” he said. Bush definitely WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
received a call on July 1, when Candice Dahl sat outside the home in a blood-soaked shirt. “Yeah, she was having a bad day. That’s all I want to say about that,” Bush said. There’s very little, if any, information that law enforcement will say about Dahl’s case. Her arrest file has been heavily redacted due to her pending court hearing, scheduled just as BW was going to press. Boise police will confirm that they responded to a report of a knife fight on July 1. When they arrived, the stabbing victim was rushed to a local hospital, where he survived a minimum of 18 stab wounds. Police collected into evidence a bloodied knife. When they went to arrest Dahl, police say she began running toward an officer with a closed fist. They used a taser, not the stun gun shot from a distance but rather a hand-held device that when placed on someone’s shoulder instantly incapacitates them. Dahl fell to the ground, was handcuffed and led away. “I admit I stabbed Charlie. The voices told me to,” Dahl said. Does she still hear the voices? Dahl didn’t have to think about it long. “Yeah. Sometimes I can’t make out what they’re saying. But they’re loud. They’re really loud.” Was she hearing some of the voices during our jailhouse visit? “A little bit.” In the nearly two months of her incarceration, Dahl said she’s undergone a couple of mental examinations. “They reviewed my meds, and they asked me about my outbursts and the voices in my head. I think they want to send me away.” Where’s “away?” “You know, a mental hospital. I think I would do really well there. I know I can get better.” Not once did Dahl crack a smile when BW spoke to her during three hour-long visits. Not when she talked about music, not when she talked about a romance novel she was reading, not when she talked about the future. “I’m going away for a while, it’s just a matter of where.” How about when she’s released someday? Again, Dahl didn’t blink. “I don’t know. I really don’t have anywhere else to go. I guess I’ll go back to a different Phil Bush house. But I don’t want to go back to the one I was at. They’ll steal my stuff. And that would make me angry.”
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true tales EARLY BOISE STORIES Most native Idahoans can recall staring at the ceiling through the section in four th grade during which we learned facts about Idaho’s population and agricultural trends, tuning in only to giggle at the fact that “crotch” can easily replace the name of our beloved Crouch. Local 19-year-old Ben Kemper’s mission is to banish the ghosts of four th-grade histor y lessons past with his stor ytelling program, Early Boise Stories, a fresh take on Boise histor y. Kemper, who apprenticed with Idaho Shakespeare Festival and has been telling stories in public libraries for 10 years, won the Grand Torchbearer Award at the National Youth Stor ytelling Showcase in 2007. He wrote four original stories under a Cultural Initiative grant from the Boise City Depar tment of Ar ts and Histor y, and with names like “Mr. Riggs Makes the Headlines,” “Little Ada Saves the Day,” “The Secret of Francois Payette” and “Conflict in Peace Valley,” you know the man is not joking around. Head down to the Boise Public Librar y’s Hayes Auditorium on Thursday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. to hear his tall tales. (Kemper will also per form at Idaho State Historical Museum in Julia Davis Park on Wednesday, Aug. 25, at 3:30 p.m.) 7 p.m., FREE, Main Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-384-4200, boisepubliclibrary.org.
FRIDAY AUG. 27 road trip LIGHT UP MAIN STREET Unlike David Cross’ routine on Georgia’s Light
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Up Atlanta festival—“Let’s close off eight square blocks downtown, and let’s just fill it with hot, angry, racist rednecks and feed them beer all day long! Won’t that be fun?”—Emmett’s Light Up Main Street promises to be much more pleasant. Emmett’s downtown Main Street has recently under-
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gone a facelift. The charming city, located just 30 miles from Boise on Highway 16, usually draws hordes of Boiseans for its annual Cherry Festival. With the help of stimulus and grant money, downtown Emmett has revitalized its historic downtown and will kick things off with an inaugural celebration.
On the cover of Ted Nugent’s most recent album, 2007’s Love Grenade, is a picture of a naked women with her arms tied behind her back and a grenade in her mouth. She’s sitting atop a platter on a table, surrounded by a variety of fresh vegetables. In 2006, The Independent asked Nugent what he thought about the Iraq War, he replied, “Our failure has been not to Nagasaki them.” His thoughts on animal rights are equally outrageous, “I’m stymied to come up with anything funnier than people who think animals have rights. Just stick an arrow through their lungs,” he told Royal Flush Magazine in an inter view. Point being, if you’re the type of BW reader who enjoys leafing through Ted Rall while chewing on organic edamame and polishing your Birkenstocks, you should probably skip this one. But if you want to bite the badass-rock bullet, head over to Knitting Factor y on Friday, Aug. 27, at 8 p.m. Nugent’s current Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead Tour 2010 is full of guns, flags, right-wing political rants, dead animals and hard-hitting rock ’n’ roll. The type of rock ’n’ roll that puts hair on your chest, inspires people to shotgun a Coors Light and skin an animal. The Motor City Madman has had his hands full hosting a number of reality TV shows on VH1, Versus and CMT, so he hasn’t found time to tour since 2007. No worries though, dude can still play one hell of a guitar. The set-list is sure to include Nugent classics like “Stranglehold,” “Yank Me, Crank Me” and “Cat Scratch Fever.” It’ll be a beast of a show ... well, as long as Nugent doesn’t shoot it with his crossbow. 8 p.m., $30-$60, Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St., bo.knittingfactory.com, 208-367-1212.
Festivities begin on Friday, Aug. 27, with a social hour at 6 p.m. featuring special savings and activities from local merchants. On your way to the ribboncutting ceremony at 6:30 p.m., be sure to bounce over to the candy/ice cream store for the kids jump house and
stop by the mini Art in the Park. Check out the musical renditions of Bill Monti at 7 p.m. before you catch the fierce tug-of-war battle between Emmett police and firemen at 8 p.m. The celebration ends at 9 p.m., but if you want to keep the Emmett party rolling, Light Up
Main Street organizers promise that “spirits continue at all four downtown taverns.” All four. Watch out. 6-9 p.m., FREE, Main Street, Downtown Emmet, 208-871-5135.
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Boot, scoot, ’n’ boogie, BW-style. Sip, sip, sippin’ on fermented grape juice.
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sipping wine THE FOURTH ANNUAL EAGLE FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL A recent study by the University of Michigan and University of Pennsylvania found that simply holding an alcoholic beverage during a job interview causes your interviewer to perceive you as less intelligent. If that is true, those who are selfconscious about being perceived as drunken fools should steer clear of the Fourth Annual Eagle Food and Wine Festival on Saturday, Aug. 28, where glass after glass of fine Idaho wines will be served to hundreds of oenophiles at Banbury Golf Club. Banbury, Bardenay, Bella Aquila, Chef Tom Atkins, Cool Hand Luke’s, The Porterhouse and River Rock Ale House will dish up the grub. Pair your plate with a wide range of wine varieties from local wineries 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards, Cold Springs Winery, Davis Creek Cellars, Periple, Syringa Winery, Vale Wine Company and Wood River Cellars. The evening will also play host to live jazz and a silent auction, benefiting the Eagle Food Bank and the Landing Community Center. 6-10 p.m., $40, Banbury Golf Club, 2626 S. Marypost Place, Eagle, facebook.com/eaglefoodandwinefestival.
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to watch more than 100 various acts—bands, hula hoopers, karate kids, stiltwalkers, burlesque troupes, break dancers—vie for the top prize: $1,000 cash and their name etched onto the 3-foot-tall metal Curb Cup created by sculptor Amber Conger. Here’s how it works: Each Curb Cup attendee gets three tokens to distribute among the per formers, who line Eighth Street from Jefferson to BODO, in what event organizers are calling “a Farmers Market where the lettuce is replaced by
street circus BOISE CURB CUP If you’re not completely pooped out after BW’s rocking block par ty, the Big LeBoise on Saturday, Aug. 28, you can continue your street strutting on Sunday, Aug. 29 with Curb Cup 2. Last year, the event over whelmed downtown, with thousands of people converging on the streets
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THE BIG LEBOISE Nihilists, severed toes, rug-peeing, bowling. Luckily, you won’t find any of these things at Boise Weekly’s inaugural block party, the Big LeBoise. You will, on the other hand, find enough crafts, bands and booze to make the Dude drop his white Russian in excitement. We’re completely shutting down Broad Street in front of the Boise Weekly offices, and starting bright and early at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28, you can wave goodbye to your hangover with our bloody mary contest finals while kicking it with the craftiest crafters this side of Craftsville. At 11 a.m., Sherpa kicks off a long day of local music. Hillfolk Noir takes over at noon, New Transit is at 1 p.m., Boise Rock School follows at 2 p.m., Trevor Kamplain from ATTN takes the reins at 3 p.m., Fauxbois rocks out at 4 p.m., Finn Riggins commandeers the stage at 5 p.m. and a sweet dance party gets kicking at 6:30 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. Want to take home a brand-new, super slick Vespa scooter? Raffle tickets are only $10, and you don’t have to be present to win. You can pick up your very own raffle ticket at BWHQ at 523 Broad St. or at the BW booth at Alive After Five on Wednesday, Aug. 25. The raffle drawing takes place at the Big LeBoise at 6 p.m. sharp. So, make like the dude and abide our command: Get yourself to the Big LeBoise, man. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Broad Street from Fifth to Sixth streets, 208-344-2055, boiseweekly.com.
guys singing Jack Johnson and tomatoes are bellydancers.” Snagging first place last year was the Dragon Karate Team, followed by the Summer wind Skippers Jump Rope team in second place and the Maxwell Street Band in third. Other prizes awarded this year include, Drake Cooper’s Sippy Cup award, Idaho Dance Theatre’s Street Dancing
Remember when late-90s ska band No Doubt gets attacked by princess phones in the video for “Spiderwebs”? All those corkscrew cords wrapping the band in a freaky, tangled web of communication? Well, the new technological spiderweb hails from an even more Tragic Kingdom. Yes, we’re talking about the spiderweb-like shattered screen of a precious iPhone. Made from oh-sobreakable glass, the iPhone has long had the misfortune of falling prey to screen-crackage. But the new iPhone 4, with both its front and backsides crafted from glass, is a klutz’s worst nightmare. Not to mention, the slippery little beast loves to wiggle right off high counters when the phone is set on vibrate. Luckily, there’s a local store that can fix all your smart phone calamities. CELL ME Cell Me, a repair store 683 N. Five Mile Road, with two locations—one 208-343-0333 916 Vista Ave., 208-275-0060 on Five Mile Road and cellme.me one in the Vista Village Shopping Center—will repair cracked screens, fix water damage, repair ports, speakers and microphones, and replace missing or broken buttons. For replacing the screen on the iPhone 3G it’s only $75. But for the new iPhone 4, which has considerably pricier parts, it’s $225. Guess for now, we’ll have to shell out the bucks until Apple starts making products that are more structurally sound than peanut brittle. —Tara Morgan
award, FameFifteen’s Most Likely to Become Famous award, GoListenBoise’s Best Band We Ain’t Never Heard award, TRICA’s Children’s Award of Innovation and Trey McIntyre Project’s Great Dance award. 1-4 p.m., FREE, Eighth Street from Jefferson to BODO, 208-368-0000, boisecurbcup.com.
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8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY AUGUST 25 Festivals & Events WESTERN IDAHO FAIR—Rides, 4H comps, artery-clogging deliciousness and music by the Doobie Brothers, Uncle Kracker, Luke Bryan, .38 Special and Clint Black. Expo Idaho (Fairgrounds), 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650, www.expoidaho.com.
On Stage THE LAST OF THE BOYS—A play by Steven Dietz examining the lives of soldiers after they return from Vietnam. Wednesday is pay-what-you-can night. 8 p.m. $15. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, www.visualartscollective.com. OTHELLO—Shakespearean tragedy exploring the politics of love and war. 8 p.m. $12-$39. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208336-9221, www.idahoshakespeare.org.
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. boiseurbangardenschool.org.
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 Blvd., Boise, 208-331-8000, www. thecabinidaho.org.
Citizen BOISE BICYCLE PROJECT VOLUNTEER NIGHT—Volunteers 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, www.boisebicycleproject.org.
Odds & Ends BOISE NAVY WEEK—A full week of Navy events including diver demonstrations, band concerts, building projects, fitness challenges and more. See full schedule at www.navyweek.com/ boise2010 BOISE UKULELE GROUP—This ukulele group offers instruction and a chance to jam. All levels welcome with no age limit and no fees. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Meadow Lakes Village Senior Center, 650 Arbor Circle, Meridian.
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CELEBRITY LOOKALIKE CONTEST—Let your jowls hang Churchill-like or do your hair up like Flock of Seagulls to compete for hundreds of dollars worth of gift certificates. 6 p.m.-2 a.m. FREE. Shorty’s Saloon, 5467 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208322-6699. POKER—Play for fun and prizes. 7 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club, 10206 W. Fairview Ave., 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. owyheeplaza.com. VINYL PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF IDAHO— Buy, sell, trade and listen to vinyl records with other analog musical enthusiasts. Guest speakers and DJs. 7-10 p.m. FREE, www.vpsidaho.org. Modern Hotel and Bar, 1314 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-424-8244.
THURSDAY AUGUST 26 Festivals & Events WESTERN IDAHO FAIR—See Wednesday. Expo Idaho (Fairgrounds), 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650, www.expoidaho. com.
On Stage THE LAST OF THE BOYS—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $15. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, www. visualartscollective.com.
Food & Drink FOOD AND FILM—Gourmet meal, movie and discussion. 6:30 p.m. $25, Red Feather Lounge, 246 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-429-6340.
NOISE/CD REVIEW SARAH MCLACHLAN: LAWS OF ILLUSION The voice is a melodic instrument of its own, soaring softly, invoking peaceful feelings that gentle the spirit. Look deeper and Sarah McLachlan’s latest release, Laws of Illusion, is about heartbreak and the dissolution of her 11-year marriage. Through 12 tracks, with plenty of vocal hooks underscored by catchy instrumental riffs, the Canadian singer-songwriter weaves a common theme that dances through some lyrical cliches with a smoothness that almost makes them sound fresh. She transitions poignant lyrics from “Illusion of Bliss”: “Here I go again … back into your arms / Whatever happened to resolve? For though I thought that I was strong, that I could carry on / Awash in the illusion of this bliss.” Into stock imagery: “Here I go again … back into the flame / Like a moth so willing to be burned.” McLachlan captures the essence of a shattered relationship throughout the album, crystallizing it on tracks like “Don’t Give Up On Us,” and “Heartbreak.” There are deep emotions here, heartfelt and honest though masked by the beauty of the voice singing them. On the surface, the song titles would suggest hope. They are, perhaps, a catharses for the reality and pain felt instead. Laws of Illusion is McLachlan’s seventh studio album, 20th album release overall and a solid offering. There is no overt bitterness here—just the sweet sound of a clear voice that soothes while lyrically provoking deeper thought. Those familiar with McLachlan’s work will find little, sound-wise, amiss here. —Michael Lafferty WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
8 DAYS OUT UNITED WAY FLAPJACK FEED—Chow down on all-youcan-eat pancakes while enjoying live entertainment. 7:30-10 a.m. $5. The Grove Plaza, downtown, Boise.
Workshops and Classes PRACTICE AQUI—Spice up your bilingual aptitude. Designed for ages 13 and older. Attendees should have an understanding of English and Spanish. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2940, www.gardencity. lili.org.
Literature POETRY READING—Host Scott Berge invites poets to share their own work or favorite poems during a fun night of poetry readings. For more information, e-mail ScottBerge@live.com. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Alia’s Coffeehouse, 908 W. Main St., Boise, 208-338-1299. WILLIAM KAMKWAMBA—Kamkwamba will discuss his book, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, the story of how he used tree branches and bicycle parts to bring electricity and irrigation to his village in Malawi after it was crippled by famine. 7 p.m. FREE. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4261609, mc.boisestate.edu.
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, www.thelobbyboise.com
Odds & Ends BOISE NAVY WEEK— See Wednesday. See full schedule at www. navyweek.com/boise2010 EARLY BOISE STORIES—Storytelling program about local history. See Picks, Page 14. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4200, www.boisepubliclibrary.org. 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, 208-830-9977, mackandcharlies.com. POKER—Play for fun and prizes. 7 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club, 10206 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-321-1811.
FRIDAY AUGUST 27 Festivals & Events BLOCK PARTY—Food, music, informational displays about services and general revelry. 5-9 p.m. FREE. Floating Feather Day Spa, 602 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-424-5153, www.floatingfeather.com. GRAND OPENING—Reading and signing of the newly released book Idaho Wine Country. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Bookshop, 180 N. Eighth Street, Boise, 208-376-4229, www. rdbooks.org. LIGHT UP MAIN STREET—Food, drinks, music, sales and activities celebrating the newly restored historic downtown. See Picks, Page 14. 6-9 p.m. FREE. Downtown Emmett, W. Main St. SAWTOOTH SALMON FESTIVAL—Music, food and events celebrating nature’s tastiest and most determined fish. Complete schedule of events at www. sawtoothsalmonfestival.com. Stanley, downtown, 1-800-8787950, www.stanleycc.org. WESTERN IDAHO FAIR—See Wednesday. Expo Idaho (Fairgrounds), 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650, www.expoidaho.com.
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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 Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208-336-9221, www.idahoshakespeare.org. THE LAST OF THE BOYS—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. 2 p.m. $15. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-4248297, www.visualartscollective. com. NOISES OFF!—Farce following the backstage antics of a touring theatre troupe. 8:15 p.m., $12-$15. Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-342-2000, www.stagecoachtheatre.com. TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT— New TMP dance pieces celebrating Basque culture. 8 p.m. $30-$70. Sun Valley Pavilion, Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley, www.sunvalley.com.
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INTERCAMBIO: SPANISH-ENGLISH—English speakers have the opportunity to practice their spanish with hispanohablentes, native spanish-speakers. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Puentes Language Programs, 4720 W. Franklin Road, Boise, 208-344-4270, www.puentes.biz. VINTAGE SWING DANCE—Instructions on classic Lindy Hop moves. All ages. No partner required. 7 p.m. $5. Heirloom Dance Studio, 765 Idaho St., Boise, 208-871-6352, www. heirloomdancestudio.com.
Citizen NEW REPUBLICAN CLUB (TREASURE VALLEY PACHYDERMS)—Guest speakers and an open forum over dinner for local Republicans. For more information, e-mail email@example.com. 6 p.m. $5 for members and $6.99 for nonmembers; donations accepted. ArtsWest School for the Performing and Visual Arts, 3415 Flint Dr., Eagle, 208938-5410, www.artswestschool. org.
Odds & Ends BOISE CAFE LATIN NIGHTS— Latin dance lesson included in the cover at 9 p.m. and then practice dancing to music by DJ Tomas or DJ Saya. Loosen up with a beer or glass of wine. Empanadas from Tango’s are served Friday evenings. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Boise Cafe, 219 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-343-3397. BOISE NAVY WEEK— See Wednesday. See full schedule at www. navyweek.com/boise2010
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NOISES OFF!—Farce following the backstage antics of a touring theatre troupe. 8:15 p.m. $12-$15. Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-342-2000, www.stagecoachtheatre.com. OTHELLO—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $12-$39. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-4299908, box office 208-336-9221, www.idahoshakespeare.org.
Food & Drink EAGLE FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL—Pairings of local chefs and local wines, all in the name of deliciousness. See Picks, Page 14. 6-10 p.m. $40. BanBury Golf Club, 2626 N. Marypost Place, Eagle, 208-939-3600, www. banburygolf.com.
Workshops & Classes INTRO TO CANNING AND FOOD PRESERVING—Learn the basics of canning, pickling and dehydrating, including what foods you can safely can with a water-bath, and when you need pressure canners. Fee covers basic supplies for the class. Register by e-mailing info@northendnursery. com 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $10. North End Organic Nursery, 2350 Hill Road, Boise, 208-389-4769, northendnursery.com.
Kids & Teens LIMELIGHT NIGHT HIP-HOP DANCE—Hip-hop dancing for teenagers and all ages every Saturday night at the Limelight. No smoking in the building and no alcohol in the dance center. 10 p.m. $8. Limelight, 3575 E. Copper Point Way, Meridian, 208898-9425, www.limelightboise. com.
Religious & Spiritual PSYCHIC AND HOLISTIC WELLNESS FAIR—Psychic and channeled readings, dream analysis, Reiki healing, massage. Learn to manage stress, pain and illness through mindful healing. Find your anti-oxidant score, view, purchase artwork, jewelry and more. 1-6 p.m. FREE admission. Varying fees for services. Her Spirit Center for Women, 13350 W Fernleaf St., Boise.
Odds & Ends BOISE NAVY WEEK— See Wednesday. See full schedule at www. navyweek.com/boise2010 BUG DAY—Attendees can meet and question bug experts as well as visit informational stations to earn a “certificate in bugology.” There will also be an insect olympics and refreshing bug juice to drink. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $4-$6. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208343-8649, www.idahobotanicalgarden.org. TREASURE VALLEY COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE ASSOCIATION—Country and Western dance for the whole family with a live DJ. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise Valley Square and Round Dance Center, 6534 Diamond St., Boise, 208-342-0890.
Animals & Pets FURRY COUTURE—Back to school fashion show fundraiser for local animal rescue programs. 3 p.m. FREE. ReStyle Thrift Store, 4983 N. Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-429-6600, www.nacrescue.org/restyle-thriftstore/.
Festivals & Events THE BIG LEBOISE—See Picks, Page 15. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. FREE. Boise Weekly, 523 Broad St., Boise, 208-344-2055, www. boiseweekly.com. FRENCH KYS: THE 7TH ANNUAL FOREVER RED AWARDS SHOW—Dinner, cocktails and an awards show put on by A.L.P.H.A. 6 p.m. $35. Doubletree Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-343-1871, www.doubletree.com. SAWTOOTH SALMON FESTIVAL—See Friday. Stanley, downtown 1-800-878-7950, www.stanleycc.org. WESTERN IDAHO FAIR—See Wednesday. Expo Idaho (Fairgrounds), 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650, www.expoidaho.com.
On Stage THE LAST OF THE BOYS—See Wednesday. 8 p.m., 2 p.m. $15. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-4248297, www.visualartscollective. com.
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BOISE NAVY WEEK— See Wednesday. See full schedule at www. navyweek.com/boise2010
Festivals & Events CURB CUP 2—Hundreds of street performers will take over downtown in a giant competition, in which you determine the winner. 1-4 p.m. FREE. Downtown at Eighth and Idaho streets, Boise. SAWTOOTH SALMON FESTIVAL—See Friday. Downtown, Stanley, 1-800-878-7950, www. stanleycc.org. WESTERN IDAHO FAIR—Final Day. See Wednesday. Expo Idaho (Fairgrounds), 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650, www.expoidaho.com.
PLAYING IN THE PLAZA—Food and craft vendors, along with live music by Patricia Folkner and Joel Kaserman. 5:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. Generations Plaza, corner of Main Street and Idaho Avenue, Meridian, www.meridiancity.org.
TEXAS HOLDEM POKER—7 p.m. Dino’s, 4802 Emerald, Boise.
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On Stage INSERT FOOT THEATRE—Local improv comedy. 8 p.m. $5. Heirloom Dance Studio, 765 Idaho St., Boise, 208-871-6352, www. heirloomdancestudio.com.
OTHELLO—See Wednesday. 7 p.m. $12-$39. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-4299908, box office 208-336-9221, www.idahoshakespeare.org.
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7TH ANNUAL PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT—The public is invited to observe as more than 20 artists paint the Sawtooth Mountains over the course of four days. There will be a reception, winetasting and art sale to conclude the event. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. Redfish Lake Lodge, Hwy. 75 to Redfish Lake Road, Stanley, 208774-3536, www.redfishlake.com.
HOME CANNING AND PRESERVING—Class will learn the basics of canning, then prepare and can tomatoes, beans, pickles and more. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. $20. Earthly Delights Organic Farm, 372 S. Eagle Rd., Suite 353, Eagle.
Citizen OPEN HOUSE FUNDRAISER—A chance to see the group home and program and get information about volunteer opportunities at Poetic Success, which helps aid young girls in their transition out of foster care. 3-10 p.m. FREE. Poetic Success House, 903 Amity Ave., Nampa, 208-353-6528, www.poeticsuccess.org.
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EMPTY NESTER SUPPORT GROUP—This is an organizational meeting for a newly forming support group for single parents with empty nests. For more information, e-mail tinakim@msn. com. 3 p.m. FREE. Moxie Java, 2454 Apple St., Boise, 208-3438599, www.moxiejava.com.
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BUILDING A FROG TERRARIUM—Wendy Combe will be teaching a fun class on how to build a frog habitat. Adults and children are welcome. Register at www.eventbrite.com. 6 p.m. FREE. Edwards Greenhouse, 4106 Sand Creek St., Boise, 208-342-7548, www.edwardsgreenhouse.com.
Art 7TH ANNUAL PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT—See Monday. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. Redfish Lake Lodge, Hwy. 75 to Redfish Lake Road, Stanley, 208-774-3536, www. redfishlake.com.
Odds & Ends BALLISTIC BEER PONG—Compete for $300 in prizes. 10 p.m. FREE. Bad Irish, 199 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-338-8939, www. badirish.com.
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POKER—Play for fun and prizes. 7 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club, 10206 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-321-1811.
BEER PONG—Play for prizes and bar tabs while drinking $5 pitchers. 9 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s Saloon, 5467 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-322-6699.
TEAM TRIVIA NIGHT—8 p.m. FREE. Bad Irish, 199 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-338-8939, www. badirish.com.
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TEXAS HOLDEM POKER—7 p.m. Dino’s, 4802 Emerald, Boise.
WEDNESDAY SEPT. 1 Festivals & Events FESTIVAL OF INDIA 2010— Traditional dance, food and activities celebrating Indian culture. 6:45 p.m. FREE. Hare Krishna Temple and Vedic Cultural Center, 1615 Martha St., Boise, 208-344-4274, www. boisetemple.org. LIQUID FORUM—Liquid Lounge and United Vision for Idaho host a discussion forum showcasing a different local nonprofit each month, along with with a silent auction and local music. This month, there will be a discussion about public education and the cuts that are impacting Idaho children. Then music, from Dan Costello and Leta Neustaedter. 5-7:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-2875379, www.liquidboise. 22 com.
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THE WOMAN IN BLACK—Opening night preview of play in which a young man searches for the story of a woman he saw at a funeral and whom no one is willing to speak about. 8 p.m. $12-$39. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208-336-9221, www. idahoshakespeare.org.
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. boiseurbangardenschool.org.
Art 7TH ANNUAL PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT—See Monday. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. Redfish Lake Lodge, Hwy. 75 to Redfish Lake Road, Stanley, 208-774-3536, www. redfishlake.com.
Odds & Ends POKER—Play for fun and prizes. 7 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club, 10206 W. Fairview Ave., 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. owyheeplaza.com.
Calls to Artists FOUR AND SIX-MONTH RESIDENCIES FOR AIR—Up to seven artists will be chosen for rent-free studio spaces in downtown. Interested artists must submit a letter of interest, resume and up to 10 digital images on a CD of work along with two references with phone and e-mail contacts to the selection panel to Boise City Department of Arts and History, P.O. Box 500, Boise, ID 83701. Eighth Street Marketplace at BoDo, 404 S. Eighth St, Mercantile Building, Boise, 208-338-5212, www.8thstreetmarketplace.com. T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST— The Record Exchange is celebrating its 33 1/3 anniversary in September and is offering $100 gift card and other prizes to whomever submits the best design for a commemorative Tshirt. Design elements are up to the artist, but the design must include the copy “The Record Exchange” and “Boise.” Submit design to The Record Exchange as a vectorized Illustrator file on a CD, with all fonts outlined with PMS color specifications. The Record Exchange, 1105 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-344-8010, www. therecordexchange.com.
ALLEY REPERTORY THEATER’S LAST OF THE BOYS Alley Repertory’s The Last of the Boys, now playing at Visual Arts Collective, is the story of two aging Vietnam vets trying to drink away the ghosts of their past. For Jeeter (Rod Wolfe) the ghosts are his constant rehashing of the ’60s as a history professor. Ben (Kevin Labrum) faces them more literally with visits from a non-corporeal corporal who addresses Ben as Vietnam-era Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. The war buddies’ relaxing summer disintegrates with the death of Ben’s father and a visit from Jeeter’s new girlfriend, Salyer, and her mother Lorraine. Ben just wants to be left alone, but he does nothing to achieve that. Additionally, Labrum’s portrayal is more whimsical than brooding, even when he’s raging at Salyer about what the ’60s were “really like.” Jeeter on the other hand, stalks The Rolling Stones, flies off the handle and occasionally locks up mid-sentence. Until we find out mid-play that he’s still a professor, the impression is that he’s mentally ill, making it a stretch to imagine him lording over a classroom. When Salyer and Lorraine enter the picture, conversations far too intimate for the situation ensue with implausible ease. Both women are also facing personal Vietnam-induced traumas that come to a messy head alongside Ben and Jeeter’s. Through it all, nothing is on the line dramatically. Ben wants nothing, so he has nothing to lose. Jeeter could lose Salyer— who is only along for the ride as she searches for herself—but he hasn’t known her long and he sees everything else in his life as perfect and bulletproof. Lorraine offers some bitterly comic one-liners but her presence is more as a foil than for the sake of the character. Overall, The Last of the Boys has good dialogue, decent acting and solid presentation, but until the middle of the second act, when Ben and Jeeter start slinging brutal war truths at each other, the situation wasn’t very compelling. It was less about the characters than it was political talking points about Vietnam ... points that have been made many times in many ways. After the play, two women said they were moved by the portrayal of how war leaves people broken in ways that aren’t visible to the naked eye. I got that. But, alone, that they were broken wasn’t enough to make the story truly engaging. —Josh Gross
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LITTLE GRRRLS LOST The economic impact of girl bands TIM CAVANAUGH
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woman wondering what it all meant. Meltzer takes a broad view of a landscape that at the time seemed immensely balkanized, with minor stylistic misinterpretations (were the Lunachicks riot grrrls or queercore punkers?) liable to get you into serious trouble. She claims her heart is with the riot grrrl movement, privileging that group’s view over those of either
When will President Barack Obama create a Manhattan Project for girl groups? The stimulative power of girl groups has been clear throughout economic history. France and Italy, which in the early 1960s were still emerging from postwar depressions, made smart, targeted investments in the ye-ye movement, producing international sensations such as the tireless pixie France Gall and the boyish sparkplug Rita “The Mosquito” Pavone. During that decade, France’s economy grew by a factor of 2.3, according to the World Bank. Italy went from having the world’s seventh to having the world’s fifth largest economy, leapfrogging China and Canada. Why didn’t the United States see that kind of growth during the ’60s boom? America entered the decade with a hearty complement of girl singers—the Chantels, the Shirelles and the Ronettes, to name a few—but soon lost interest in these acts in favor of a self-styled “invasion” of boy groups from socialist, girl-groupless Britain. Broadly speaking, girl groups correlate with economic expansion, boy bands with stagnation. We went off the girl standard before France did. The Girl Group Effect became more pronounced as Girl Group 1.0 evolved into a second wave of all-female bands. The Go-Go’s fueled the recovery from the early 1980s recession, while the onset of the 1990 recession coincided with the breakup of the Bangles. The effect was strongest in the 1990s. U.S. productivity grew at a whopping 1.7 percent per year for the first half of the decade, while the nascent riot grrrl movement—a nebulous grouping of feminist all-female punk bands—gave rise to such standouts as Bikini Kill and Sleater-Kinney. NAFTA allowed the free exchange of angry Canuck songstress Alanis Morissette. Britain maintained low inflation and low unemployment while outperforming the Eurozone countries in GDP growth, thanks both to economic liberalization and to the rise of the Spice Girls. This last boom—the 1990s—is the subject of a breezy and long-overdue study in Marisa Meltzer’s Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution in Music (Macmillan). Girl Power eschews cutting-edge economic theory, instead charting the histories of various partially intersecting trends during a decade when popular music was blessed by an explosion of female acts. Like everything now, the book is also a memoir, showing the author’s transformation from a sloganeering teenage riot grrrl into a grown
aging-boomer Lilith Fair acolytes or a music movement Meltzer mostly regrets—the late ’90s “pop tart invasion” of girl acts packaged by major labels. Meltzer tries to stay above these pointless mod/rocker distinctions, but riot grrrl was a pop fad with more direct meanings than most. A lot of the import was musical, with a DIY, anti-produced sound that yielded masterpieces like Bratmobile’s “Cool Schmool,” an exact replica of original 1970s punk (the ’90s were great for exact replicas) that has been mellowed by time and sorrow into a perfect miniature. But the major meaning was political. Paying riot grrrl dues involved mastering a
witty and aggressive style of feminism, ranting in a ’zine about the rapist society or the phallocentric late-capitalist culture trust and making a serious commitment to detournement. (If you were getting your news from the misogynistic culture industry back then, you will remember the trope about formerly sweet American girls writing “SLUT” on their bellies, thankfully never with anything more permanent than a Sharpie.) The political ethos was best explained by the accordionist, zine-stress and fat liberationist Nomy Lamm, speaking in 1999 with Paul Allen’s Experience Music Project: “I never had feminism presented to me in any way that was interesting at all. Like, all I knew about feminism was that it was, like, you can then work in a corporation and get paid the same amount as a man.” Meltzer’s goal is to teach girls not to “fixate on the individual” but “band together” for “real power.” She considers some pretty Venezuelan means toward that end, wondering if we should “simply recruit women to start playing music at a younger and more impressionable age.” So why does she struggle to confess her love for the band with the most superbly crafted group dynamic of all? The Spice Girls, she snorts, “were preconceived and prepackaged.” Yet the very quality the era’s hipsters mocked— their air of cheerful solidarity—made the Spice Girls’ version of girl power plausible. The idea that women are all one big team runs through their breakout hit “Wannabe” and their movie Spice World, in the course of which the girls take a break from plot advancement to help out a pregnant friend—just the kind of thing you would not expect to see in A Hard Day’s Night. In those early days of the Internet singularity, it seemed possible that advanced communications might create a functioning female hive mind, a prospect Geri “Ginger Spice” Halliwell broached when she ridiculed the inability of “male-dominated newspapers to realize that five women in short skirts have got a brain.” Inevitably, on the cusp of middle age, Meltzer makes her peace at a 2008 Spice Girls reunion concert, accepting that there may be some value in the nonpolitical empowerment the free market affords. I would look at the options 2010 offers to girls, who with few exceptions are outperforming boys in the acquisition of life skills, and take it further than that. Girl power needs the market as much as the market obviously needs girl power. Enough with the green infrastructure stimulus. Only girl groups can save America now. This article originally ran in Reason.
John Prine blew away his audience before the wind beat him to it.
WHEN THE WIND BLOWS, THE STAGE WILL NOT ROCK On Saturday a reader called to ask if the John Prine show at the Eagle River Pavilion had been cancelled due to wind. I didn’t know—I was at the fair judging the Colgate Country Showdown sponsored by WOW 104.3—so I called Kristine, the marketing and entertainment director for Land of Rock, the pavilion’s promoter. She wasn’t at the show either (she was up in Donnelly watching Blues Traveler) but she said when she checked in with staff the next day, they said everything—and everyone—was fine. “Shows have to end by 10 p.m. out there,” Simoni said. “My staff said by the time the wind really picked up, John Prine was off the stage, all of the patrons had gone and the only people left were security and the local team from Sand Hollow Productions.” The team had gotten the stage torn down before the 65-mph-plus gusts hit. Visit landofrock.com for info on upcoming concerts. What is the Colgate Country Showdown you ask? Each year, the toothpaste giant holds a singing competition in search of the next LeAnn Rimes or Keith Urban. Country music radio stations across America sponsor the contest, with finalists moving on to state, regional and then national finals. Representing Idaho and moving on to the regional competition in Utah is sultry voiced young Amber Pollard, whose gutsy rendition of Wynonna Judd’s “No One Else on Earth” secured her spot. My fellow judges—Idaho Live’s Joy Hart and the DBA’s Morgan Cole—and I had a difficult time narrowing down the 12 contestants to one, but after much deliberation we were happy to send Pollard off to represent Idaho. Visit countryshowdown.com for more information. In more highfalutin’ music news, Boise Philharmonic has just announced its 20102011 season, which begins Sunday, Sept. 19. The phil has added some new elements to its Family Series and its EXTRAS series and promises a regular season of incredible, world-class per formances featuring “Night at the Movies” with music from Star Wars composer John Williams; a collaboration with the National Association on Mental Illness with a world premiere of Lawrence Dillon’s “Schumann Trilogy” as well as music by Ravel, Tchaikovsky and Liszt; music by Mozart; Brahms’ “Piano Concerto No. 1;” Beethoven’s “No. 8” and the dramatic Lalo’s “Symphonie Espangnole” and Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique.” For dates, times and tickets visit boisephilharmonic.org. —Amy Atkins
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SAVE YOURSELF TOUR—Featuring Sadistik, Kid Called Computer, Kristoff Krane and Cas One. 9:30 p.m. FREE. Reef
5GEARS IN REVERSE!—6 p.m. FREE. Bardenay-Eagle
SIXTH ST. COLLECTIVE—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid
ALIVE AFTER FIVE—With Chuck Prophet and The Sleepy Seeds. 5 p.m. FREE. The Grove Plaza
SOUL HONEY—7:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub
BEN BURDICK—7 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown BILLY ZERA—7 p.m. FREE. Sully’s BOISE BLUES SOCIETY JAM—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge
STEVE EATON—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian TRAVIS MCDANIEL—6 p.m. FREE. Lulu’s
DAN COSTELLO—6 p.m. FREE. Solid THE ECCLECTICS—6 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe
.38 SPECIAL—7:30 p.m. $3-$5. Expo Idaho
JEREMIAH JAMES GANG—8:45 p.m. FREE. Tom Grainey’s
BLUES BROTHERS ROCK N’ SOUL REVUE—6 p.m. $10. Idaho Botanical Garden
JIM FISHWILD—6 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow JOHNNY BERTRAM AND THE GOLDEN BICYCLE—With Blacksmith. 8 p.m. $3. Neurolux JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s LOWER DENS—With Sleepy Seeds. 8 p.m. $5. Flying M Coffeegarage LUKE BRYAN—With Uncle Kracker. 7:30 p.m. $3-$5. Expo Idaho ORGONE—8:30 p.m. $8 adv., $11 door. Bouquet
CARY JUDD—10 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian ELECTRIC LOVE COBRAS—9 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s Saloon FRIM FRAM FOUR—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s HIGH DESERT BAND—6:30 p.m. FREE. Whitewater Pizza
THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club SIGNS OF HOPE—With After the Impact, Footage, The Paris Funds, Psalter and Here Til We’re Dead. 7 p.m. $5. Brawl Studios THE THROWDOWN—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid
GENTLE ROWSER—9:30 p.m. FREE. Piazza Di Vino GIZZARD STONE—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s HOODWINK—9 p.m. $3. Grainey’s Basement JOHN CAZAN—5 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock and Barrel KEVIN KIRK, JOHN JONES, JON HYNEMAN, MIKE SEIFRIT—With Camden Hughes. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers Steakhouse MICHAEL VERMILLION BAND—With Lonesome Rhodes and the Good Company and Go Engine Now. 8 p.m. $3. Neurolux
X FEST—Featuring Shinedown, Buckcherry, Chevelle, Puddle of Mudd, Sevendust, Drowning Pool, 10 years, Seasons After and The Forgotten. See Listen Here, this page. $39.50. Idaho Center
NATHAN MOODY—8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper
FRIDAY AUGUST 27
SINGLE CAR GARAGE—8 p.m. FREE. Corkscrews
BEN BURDICK AND BILL LILES—6:30 p.m. FREE. Twig’s Cellar
SUMMER LUNCH JAMS—Thomas Paul. 11:30 a.m. FREE. The Grove Plaza
JOHNNY SHOES—6 p.m. FREE. Solid
BRAIN DRILL—With Flesh Consumed, Halo of Gunfire and Arkaik. 9 p.m. $10. Red Room
JUCIFER—With Heibarger. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux
CLINT BLACK—7:30 p.m. $3-$5. Expo Idaho
KEN HARRIS AND RICO WEISMAN—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
THE CLUMSY LOVERS—8:30 p.m. $13. Knitting Factory
PILOT ERROR—9:30 p.m. $5. Reef REBECCA SCOTT—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. $5. The Buffalo Club
SOUL SERENE—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye
TARRIII AND FULL BAND REGGAE FOR NYC—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid WAYNE WHITE AND RACHEL BEVRY—7:30 p.m. FREE. Music of the Vine
GUIDE/LISTEN HERE Buckcherry
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THE LEGACY BAND—5:30 p.m. FREE. Downtown Nampa Nights
WILLIE WALDMAN AND DJ LOGIC—With Onderj Smeykal. 9 p.m. $7. Reef
THURSDAY AUGUST 26
BRIANNE GRAY—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown
KRUM BUMS—With Rum Rebellion, NNFU and Roofied Resistance. 9 p.m. $6. Red Room
An oldie but goodie of DMB.
XFEST, AUG. 26, IDAHO CENTER
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, AUG. 31, TACO BELL ARENA
The sixth annual X Fest, a musical throwdown put on by radio station 100.3 The X, promises to be another raucous good time. Bigtime bands from across the countr y will gather for this year’s show, aptly entitled the Carnival of Madness. Music comes courtesy of Shinedown, Buckcherry, Chevelle, Puddle of Mudd, Sevendust, Drowning Pool, 10 Years and Seasons After. Even a local band will be joining the craziness: Emmett-based The Forgotten won a coveted opening spot during The X’s Local Cage Match when listeners voted them in. Along with all the music, there will be an autograph booth and live broadcasts all day. The madness starts when the gates are flung open at 2:30 p.m. and you can still win tickets by tuning in to 100.3 The X. No backpacks, no cameras and no outside food or drink. One nonfrozen bottle of water per person is OK. —Molly Kumar
When word spread that Dave Matthews Band was coming to town, the feelings the news engendered were as inscrutable as the name of DMB’s last studio album: Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King. Some people consider DMB the master of mediocre while others heed his siren call—or 25-minute songs as it were—to the annual DMB weekend at the Gorge. Regardless of how you feel about Matthews’ music, it’s kind of a big deal to be able to see the man of a million jams right here at home. Pollstar.com says that “not only is DMB one of the biggest touring acts in the world, but the group is also the No. 1 touring band of the past 10 years, selling 11.6 million tickets from 1999 to 2009 and taking in $529.1 million at the turnstiles.” During this summer of serenading, DMB recently played a free concert at a Utah venue to make up for cancelling a 2009 show there. Clearly, one free show isn’t going to break Matthews, but it’s still a generous gesture. —Amy Atkins
3:30 p.m., $39.50. Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., 208-468-1000, idahocenter.com.
With Alberta Cross, 7 p.m., $45-$65. Taco Bell Arena, 1910 University Dr., tacobellarena.com. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
GUIDE SATURDAY AUGUST 28 THE BIG LEBOISEâ€”With Sherpa, Hillfolk Noir, New Transit, Boise Rock School, Trevor Kamplain, Fauxbois, Finn Riggins and a dance party with Vinyl Preservation Society. Party starts at 10 a.m., music is 11 a.m.-10 p.m. FREE. Broad Street in front of BWHQ between Fifth and Sixth streets BILLY ZERA, AWA AND SONY DISCâ€”7:30 p.m. FREE. Mai Thai-Eagle ERIC AND MCKENNA LOVEâ€”6 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek Grill
JAZZ IN THE PARKâ€”5 p.m. FREE. Gene Harris Bandshell JOSHUA TREEâ€”8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengillyâ€™s
MOONDANCEâ€”8 p.m. FREE. Corkscrews OCEAN STORY SOCIALâ€”9 p.m. FREE. The Plank
SUNDAY AUGUST 29
MONDAY AUGUST 30
WEDNESDAY SEPT. 1
BEN BURDICK, BILL LILESâ€” Noon. FREE. Grape Escape
BEN BURDICK AND BILL LILESâ€”6 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek Grill
ALIVE AFTER FIVEâ€”With Budos Band and A Seasonal Disguise. 5 p.m. FREE. The Grove Plaza
PUNK MONDAYâ€”9 p.m. $2. Liquid
ANDY FRASCOâ€”9 p.m. FREE. Reef
STEVEN TONEYâ€”6 p.m. FREE. Solid
DAN COSTELLOâ€”6 p.m. FREE. Solid
TUESDAY AUGUST 31
DUM DUM GIRLSâ€”With Spondee. 8 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux
GREEDY EYESâ€”With Mascot and Self-Proclaimed Narcissist. 7 p.m. $3. Donnie Macâ€™s
THE SALOONATICSâ€”9 p.m. $5. The Buffalo Club TARRIII AND FULL BAND REGGAE FOR NYCâ€”9 p.m. FREE. Liquid TED NUGENTâ€”With Valhalla. 8 p.m. $30. Knitting Factory
MUSIC FROM STANLEYâ€”Matt Harlan with Lee Penn Sky. 4 p.m. FREE. Redfish Lake Lodge
TICKET OUT OF TOWN TOURâ€” Featuring Keeping Secrets, Rising Sun, Covendetta, Valley of Unrest and Art of Repulsion. 7 p.m. $5. The Venue
RUSS PFEIFERâ€”6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill SCREAMING FEMALESâ€”With Finn Riggins, On the Tundra and John E. Combat and the Jungle Fucks. 9 p.m. $5. Red Room
VOICE OF REASONâ€”9:30 p.m. $5. Reef WASILLAâ€”With Amitie, Romantic Serenade, Ship Shape, Michael Limbert and Tony Randall. 6 p.m. $7. Brawl Studios
KEVIN KIRK AND SALLY TIBBS WITH PATRICK KURDYâ€”7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers LEFT TURN KELLERâ€”With Amitie, Romantic Serenade, Ship Shape, Michael Limber and Tony Randall. 6 p.m. $7. Brawl Studios
MIGUEL GONZALESâ€”Noon. FREE. Casa del Sol
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DJSâ€”Wed: Bad Irish, Balcony. Thu: Balcony, Cowgirls. Fri: Bad Irish, Balcony, Catacomb Club, Boise Cafe, Neurolux, Sin. Sat: Balcony, Boise Cafe, Catcomb Club, Neurolux, Sin. Mon: Bad Irish, Balcony. Tue: Balcony.
GREG BRIDGESâ€”8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye JOHN DENVER TRIBUTEâ€”Featuring Jim Salestrom and friends. 8 p.m. $20-$40. Sun Valley Pavilion
OPEN MICSâ€”Wed: Donnie Macâ€™s, Thu: Oâ€™Michaelâ€™s. Mon: Pengillyâ€™s, Library Coffeehouse. Tue: Primoâ€™s.
MARCUS EATON TRIOâ€”DMB afterparty. 9 p.m. $5. Neurolux
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WORLD HISTORYâ€”With Colby Meade. 8 p.m. $5. Flying M Coffeegarage
DAVE MATTHEWS BANDâ€”With Alberta Cross. See Listen Here, Page 24. 7 p.m. $45-$65. Taco Bell Arena EVETT AND COSTELLOâ€”8 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel
SECONDHAND SERENADEâ€” With White Tie Affair, Runner Runner and Camera Canâ€™t Lie. 7:30 p.m. $16. Knitting Factory
LOS LOBOSâ€”With John Hiatt. 7 p.m. $29.50-$69.50. Eagle River Pavilion
SONG & DANCE
KARAOKEâ€”Wed: 44 Club, Haâ€™Penny, Navajo Room, Overland, Savvyâ€™s, Shortyâ€™s, Sin, Terryâ€™s. Thu: 44 Club, Hannahâ€™s, Navajo Room, Overland, The Plank, Quarter Barrel, Savvyâ€™s, Terryâ€™s, Willi Bâ€™s. Fri: 44 Club, Navajo Room, Nuthouse, Overland, Samâ€™s Place, Savvyâ€™s, Sunshine Lounge, Terryâ€™s, Willi Bâ€™s. Sat: 44 Club, Cricketâ€™s, Hooligans, Samâ€™s Place, Savvyâ€™s, Terryâ€™s. Sun: 44 Club, Bad Irish, Balcony, Liquid, Navajo Room, Overland, Ranch Club, Savvyâ€™s, Terryâ€™s. Mon: 44 Club, The Buffalo Club, Overland, Navajo Room, Savvyâ€™s, Terryâ€™s, Willi Bâ€™s. Tue: 44 Club, Cricketâ€™s, Liquid, Lucky Dog, Overland, Savvyâ€™s, Shotyâ€™s, Navajo, Terryâ€™s, Willi Bâ€™s.
BILL MCKEETHâ€”6 p.m. FREE. Cobbyâ€™s
JOHN F U LBRI GHT
THE GROWLERSâ€”With Spell Talk. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux
MOJO ROUNDERSâ€”8 p.m. FREE. Oâ€™Michaelâ€™s
SMOOTHâ€”7 p.m. FREE. Liquid
Dum Dum Girls
V E N U E S Donâ€™t know a venue? Visit www.boiseweekly.com for addresses, phone numbers and a map.
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HIGH MARKS FOR GET LOW Duvall, Murray and Spacek in one of the year’s best GEORGE PRENTICE Robert Duvall picked up his golden statuette in 1984, Sissy Spacek three years earlier. And by this time next year, Bill Murray will have his. His performance in Get Low secures his slot as an odds-on favorite for a supporting actor nod come Hollywood’s silly season. Trace Murray’s film career and your As tall a tale as Get Low is, the story is head may spin. Post-Saturday Night Live, based in truth, or at least as much truth as Murray chewed up the scenery and most the dark, secretive hills of Tennessee allow. of the Canadian woods in Meatballs. Legend has it that in the 1930s, Felix Bush Then of course there was Caddyshack, (Duvall) lived as a hermit with his beloved Stripes, Ghostbusters, What About Bob mule deep in the Smoky Mountains. One day, and Groundhog Day. But along the way, completely out of the blue, Bush made his there were also some wonderful gems: The way to a funeral parlor in town and asked for Razor’s Edge (Murray’s first turn at somea “living funeral.” thing serious) and It’s a plot twist Ed Wood. And don’t straight out of Tom forget his acclaimed GET LOW (PG-13) Sawyer, but the charrun with indie direcacters in Get Low tor Wes Anderson: Directed by Aaron Schneider could easily fit into Rushmore, The Royal Starring Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, a twice-told Twain Tenenbaums and The Sissy Spacek tale. Their dialogue is Life Aquatic with Opens Friday at Flicks priceless. Steve Zissou. In 2003, Bush, contemplatMurray’s turn in Lost ing his own funeral: In Translation was his springboard into the role of critics’ darling. “It’s about time for me to get low.” Mattie Darrow (Spacek): “Gossip is the But Get Low may be his best yet. Not only does he deliver one of the best performances devil’s radio.” Mortician Frank Quinn (Murray): “I of the year, but he holds his own with film once sold 26 of the ugliest cars ever made royalty—Duvall and Spacek.
Still life with Robert Duvall.
one December in Chicago with the wind blowing so far up my ass I was farting snowflakes in July.” This is the first feature for director and editor Aaron Schneider, and it could be considered a masterwork for someone 30 years his senior. Schneider is not afraid to trust the shadows when framing his scenes, beckoning the audience for a closer look. Put Schneider on a short list of filmmakers whose best work is in front of him. Get Low is as authentic as it is entertaining. Costume designer Julie Weiss perfectly balances the haves and the have-nots of 1930s Tennessee. And the soundtrack is tons of fun with the likes of “If I Didn’t Care” and “My Blue Heaven” joined by a new recording of “Lay My Burden Down” by Alison Krauss. Get Low is a wonderfully original American yarn. And it burns like an aged blend of Tennessee tobacco with a pungent taste of drama cut by a sweet aroma of comedy.
SCREEN/LISTINGS Special Screenings STAY GOLD—Premiere of a new film from Emerica Skate Shoes, including sessions from pros Leo Romero, Heach Kirchart, Andrew Reynolds and more. Presented by Prestige Skateshop. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 7 p.m. FREE. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise, sub. boisestate.edu.
Opening GET LOW—A hermit (Robert Duvall) asks a mortician (Bill Murray) to help him stage a living funeral so that he can
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know what people have to say about him. See Review, this page. (PG-13) Flicks THE LAST EXORCISM—Horror film in which a minister known for performing exorcisms allows a documentary crew to attend his last hurrah. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22
Continuing 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 sequel to the 2001 film. (PG) Edwards 22
DESPICABLE ME—Armed with a score of threatening artillery, the villainous Gru, (Steve Carell) is plotting to steal the moon when three orphaned girls get in his way. (PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 22
THE EXPENDABLES— A group of mercenaries undertake a near-impossible operation to overthrow a dictator in South America. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22
DINNER FOR SHMUCKS— Tim’s (Paul Rudd) boss hosts a monthly event in which the employee who brings the biggest buffoon gets a careerboost. The scheme backfires when he brings Barry (Steve Carell). (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22
THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE—Sequel to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, in which expert hacker and heroine Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) is framed for the murder of two journalists as part of a larger conspiracy. In Swedish with English subtitles. (R) Flicks
EAT, PRAY, LOVE—On the heels of a painful divorce, a woman sets out to explore the world and seek out her true destiny. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22
INCEPTION—Sci-fi thriller about 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 LOTTERY TICKET—A young man living in the projects wins $370 million in the lottery, money that his neighbors and friends all have plans for. (PG-13) Edwards 22 NANNY MCPHEE—A magical nanny arrives to help a mother whose husband is away at war and whose family is less than well-behaved. (PG) Edwards 22
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LISTINGS/SCREEN MOVIE TIMES/SCREEN WEDNESDAY, AUG. 25-TUESDAY, SEPT. 1 CATS AND DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE 3D— Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:15, 2:35, 4:55 DESPICABLE ME—
Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:20, 4:30 Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:50, 4:05, 6:50, 9
DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS—
Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:40, 4:20, 7:30, 9:55 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:45, 3:25, 6:40, 9:15
EAT PRAY LOVE— Edwards 9: W-Th: 12:20, 3:20, 6:30, 9:30 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:25, 1, 3:30, 4:10, 6:25, 7:10, 9:25, 10:20 THE EXPENDABLES— Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:30, 4, 7:20, 10:05 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12, 12:40, 2:25, 3:05, 4:45, 5:30, 7:15, 7:50, 9:45, 10:15 GET LOW— Flicks: F-Su: 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:30; M-Tu: 5, 7:15, 9:30 THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE— Flicks: W-Th: 4:20, 7, 9:25; F-Su:, 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:25; M-Tu: 4:20, 7, 9:25 INCEPTION—
Edwards 9: W-Th: 12:30, 3:40, 6:40, 9:50 Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:25, 4:40, 8:05
Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:20, 3:40, 7, 10:05
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT— Flicks: W-Th: 5, 7:15, 9:30; F-Su: 12:45, 2:50, 4:55, 7:05, 9:15; M-Tu: 4:55, 7:05, 9:15 THE LAST EXORCISM— LOTTERY TICKET—
Edwards 9: F-Tu: 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 10:05 Edwards 22: F-Tu: 12:25, 2:35, 4:45, 7, 9:20
Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:05, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:35
NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS— Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:15, 3:50, 6:20, 8:50 THE OTHER GUYS— PIRANHA 3D— SALT—
Edwards 9: W-Th: 12:50, 3:30, 6:50, 9:45 Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:20, 4, 6:55, 9:20 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12, 2:10, 4:25, 6:35, 8:45 Edwards 9: W-Th: 7:40, 10 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:20, 2:45, 5:05, 7:35, 9:55
SCOTT PILGRIM VERSUS THE WORLD— Edwards 9: W-Th: 1, 4:10, 7:10, 9:40 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:10, 1:45, 2:40, 4:20, 5:15, 7:05, 7:45, 9:30, 10:15 SOLITARY MAN—
Flicks: W-Th: 5:20, 7:20, 9:20; F-Su: 1:20, 3:20, 5:20, 7:20, 9:20; M-Tu: 5:20, 7:20, 9:20
THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE—
Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:10, 3:45, 6:40, 9:10
STEP UP 3D—
Edwards 22: W-Th: 7:10, 9:40
Edwards 9: W-Th: 12:40, 3:10, 7, 9:35 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:15, 2:35, 5, 7:25, 9:50
TOY STORY 3—
Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:55, 3:55, 6:30, 8:55
TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE— VAMPIRES SUCK—
Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:35, 4:35, 7:30, 10:10
Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:10, 3:50, 7:50, 10:10 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:05, 1:30, 2:15, 3:35, 4:30, 5:45, 7, 8, 9:05, 10:05
Flicks: W-Th: 5:10, 7:10, 9:10
T H E A T E R S Edwards 22 Boise, 208-377-1700, www.regmovies.com; Edwards 9 Boise, 208-338-3821, www.regmovies.com; The Egyptian Theater, 208-345-0454, www.egyptiantheatre.net; The Flicks, 208-342-4222, www.theflicksboise.com; FOR SECOND-RUN MOVIES: Northgate Cinema, Country Club Reel, Nampa Reel, 208-377-2620, www.reeltheatre.com. Overland Park $1 Cinema, 208377-3072, www.opcmovies.com. Movie times listed were correct as of press time. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
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. Hilarity ensues. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 PIRANHA 3D—An underwater tremor releases prehistoric maneating fish into a lake at a resort over spring break. But Richard Dreyfuss, Christopher Lloyd and Jerry O’Connell ain’t going down without a fight. (R) 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 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. Adapted from the comic book of the same name. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22
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SOLITARY MAN—Michael Douglas stars as a disgraced businessman whose appetites prevent him from rebuilding his professional and personal life. (R) Flicks 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 STEP UP 3D—New York’s intense street dancing underground 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 SWITCH—Kassie’s (Jennifer Anniston) plans for artificial insemination go awry when her sperm sample of choice is secretly switched with one from her best friend Wally (Jason Bateman) who, in addition to being wildly neurotic, happens to be in love with her. (PG-13) Edwards 9, 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 22 VAMPIRES SUCK—A parody of vampire movies, most notably the Twilight saga. (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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FOOD/REVIEWS On one plate then the other ... BW sends two critics to one restaurant.
YOI TOMO SUSHI & GRILL
Sushi should be simple. Fresh hunks of high-grade raw fish, maybe a A big poster on Yoi Tomo’s all-glass entryway—the spot once occuveggie or two, some sticky rice and nori. That’s it. It’s the kind of meal pied by KB’s Burritos—informs patrons about the sushi joint’s kickin’ that makes you want to do jumping jacks or learn the cello after you’ve dinner-and-a-movie deal at nearby Edwards. For $20, diners get any polished off your last slice of pickled ginger. Oddly, many sushi joints movie-themed roll (except for the Titanic, which is served in a boat in town have taken to Americanizing this fresh, energizing meal by for $24.99), miso soup, a house salad and a movie voucher that never super-sizing it, deep-frying it and drizzling it with mayo. expires. A ticket, a medium popcorn and a medium soda can set you Yoi Tomo, the newish sushi spot across from Edwards 9 in BODO, back $23, and the idea of sitting down to a roll of ahi tuna and tempura falls into the above category. In addition to the all-you-can-eat lunch shrimp before catching Piranha 3D is hilarious. and dinner options ($17.99, $24.99), the menu has an entire deep-fried It’s also hard to argue with Yoi Tomo’s all-you-can-eat special specialty roll section, which includes hefty beasts like Ten Ten ($11.50) ($17.99 lunch, $24.99 dinner). Initially, it sounds pricey and the penalwith fried shrimp, cream cheese and spicy crab, all thrown in the deepties for leaving any food behind are severe: $5 for each half roll, $10 for fryer and topped with each whole. But it’s eel sauce. Even the worth the risk. menu, itself, is overThe AYCE menu whelming. Page after rivals the regular page of appetizer, menu in number of nigiri, sashimi, hand available options roll, specialty roll and (though they both grill options litter the could use an edit for laminated pages. Not length) and affords to mention, there’s diners the option of an additional menu sampling a good porinsert with movietion of the menu. themed rolls. Though my only Mini posters acdining companion company snapshots for the night was a of rolls like the Last paperback, I was Samurai ($13.50)— seated at a comfortchicken thigh, cream able four-top near cheese, crab, cucumthe front of the ber, avocado and restaurant by a wall sweet radish double of windows that face rolled with seaweed Capitol Boulevard. paper and rice paper Often restaurants and then drizzled push solitary diners with four freakin’ into back corners, but YOI TOMO SUSHI & GRILL sauces. Or the Twimy five fellow solo 405 S. Capitol Blvd., light roll ($13.50), which is served, literally, on fire. eaters were scattered evenly throughout the dark-wood, 208-344-3375, yoitomo.us. On a recent visit to Yoi Tomo for lunch, a pal and I red-walled eatery and everyone appeared to be dining as Mon.-Tue., 11:30 a.m.settled into one of the only open tables in the intenselycomfortably as I was. Each of the three servers working 2 p.m., 5-9 p.m.; Wed.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., red room and began wading through the menu. After waited on me but they never hovered. The occasional 5-10 p.m.; Sat., 11:30 a.m.selecting an appetizer of Yoi Tofu ($5.50) some white “Can I get you anything?” as they whooshed by served 10 p.m.; Sun., Closed. tuna ($4.50) and yellowtail ($4.99) nigiri, and a basic to make me feel welcome but left me to my reading salmon roll ($4.99), we jumped into the deep-end of relatively uninterrupted. the specialty roll pool and ordered the Leaving Las Vegas ($11.50). I ordered a la carte: the seaweed salad ($3.99), the Yoi Tofu ($5.50), Jelly jar-sized fried nori rings encased spicy tuna, Japanese sweet the French Kiss roll ($13.50) and a cup of hot green tea ($1.75). The carrot, salmon, avocado, cucumber and cream cheese, all topped with Yoi Tofu (breaded and deep-fried) was served in a bright white bowl, eel sauce. While the roll had a pleasing crunch, we both agreed there with perfectly-sized cubes swimming in a hot, sweet earthy brown sea was far too much going on—in both size and number of random ingre- of tempura and teriyaki sauce. The dish’s tiny little scallion slices tried dients—for the roll to be enjoyable. The nigiri, on the other hand, was to escape the click of my chopsticks. The French Kiss is a fave—crab, rockin’. Both types of fish were fresh and buttery, cut into not-too-big, cucumber, deep fried shrimp, salmon and avocado dressed with three not-too-small chunks and laid atop a clump of bouncy, sticky rice. The special sauces—but the real treat is a wee crunch of lemon rind on each Yoi Tofu, piping hot, medium-firm tofu cubes lightly fried in tempura slice that pops the other flavors into focus. batter and swimming in a mildly sweet soy sauce, was also stellar. The seaweed salad is also a big draw. When I choose the AYCE There was just enough crunch to keep things interesting and the tofu option, it’s specifically so that I can get two (I’ve even considered three) retained a nice heat that warmed its way down the esophagus. portions of it. Long rubbery strands of the ocean plant coated in a Due to Yoi Tomo’s proximity to BWHQ and the convenient fact vinegary sesame dressing were a fresh counterpoint to thick sushi slices that it’s on the Boise Weekly Card, I’ve gone there a number of times and dense fried tofu. for the simple lunch special—six pieces of salmon, tuna or red snapper I felt a little strange ordering AYCE alone, but wish I’d done the nigiri and a California, spicy tuna, tuna or salmon roll, served with math ahead of time. Even with an accidental 5 percent discount (I like miso and a side salad for $10.99-$11.99. And after my recent foray to think she pushed the “BSU Student” discount button not the “Senior into movie-themed specialty roll territory, I decided simple is the way Citizen” one), my total was $23.50. For less than $2 more, I could have to go at Yoi Tomo, no matter how flashy the previews may be. had seaweed salad for dessert (as well as an appetizer and an entree). —Tara Morgan shudders to imagine what’s in a Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus roll.
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FOOD/DINING Bench ANDRADE’S—From albondigas to zopes, Javier Andrade ser ves up some of the best authentic Mexican fare in town. Great ser vice, generous portions, decent prices. 4903 Overland Road, 208-424-8890. $-$$ SU. BAD BOY BURGERS—This Bench burger joint offers all the requisite fare of a classic walk-up/drive-thru, plus some tasty surprises: it will take two of you to get through one of their burritos. 815 S. Vista Ave., 208. 331-1580. $ BAGUETTE DELI—Choose from 18 different 12-inch subs at this Vietnamese deli. Spring rolls, smoothies and French pastries round out the super value menu, on which no sandwich will set you back more than a five spot. 5204 W. Franklin Road, 208. 336-2989. $ CASANOVA PIZZERIA—Pizza made like traditional pizzerias in New York and Naples make. Fresh sauces, thin crusts, and toppings from figs and bleu cheese to prosciutto and arugula. And of course real clam pizza from folks hailing from the homestate of “clam pizza” Connecticut. 1204 S. Vista Ave., 208-331-3535. $-$$ OM. CHAPALA—The same great Jaliscan food Idaho expects Chapala to deliver. 1201 S. Vista Ave., 208-429-1155. $-$$ SU. CHIANG MAI THAI RESTAURANT—Casual for the whole family but elegant for just two. Traditional Thai food named after the infamous Thai cuisine capitol, Chiang Mai. 4898 Emerald St., 208-342-4051. $-$$ SU. THE COOKIE LADY DELI— Fresh, handmade sandwiches offered in a variety of choices, including a tasty chicken salad. Don’t forget your homemade cookie on the way out. 880 Vista Ave., 208-385-7727. $-$$. CRESCENT NO LAWYERS BAR/ GRILL—Though they’re famous for their Lawyer Fries and chicken gizzards, the menu is full of tasty pub food, including burgers, chicken sandwiches, tater tots and a most diggable meatloaf sandwich on sourdough. 5500 W. Franklin Road, 208-322-9856. $ SU OM. CUCINA DI PAOLO—After years of catering in the valley, Cucina di Paolo now offers heat-andserve gourmet entrees, as well as a deli case full of goodies to enjoy in the small dining area. 1504 Vista Ave., 208-345-7150. OM. $$-$$$ DELI GEORGE—Behind the upside-down sign on Fairview, look for over 30 sandwich options full of homemade ingredients and plenty of imagination. 5602 Fair. view Ave., 208-323-2582. $
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FLYING PIE PIZZARIA— Boise’s longest-lived and most inventive pizzeria. They have their own beer—the impeccable Triple Pi Belgian-style ale—and pies to please even the pickiest eaters. 6508 Fairview Ave., 208-345-0000. $ OM SU. GOLDEN STAR—Delicious Chinese/American cuisine served at one of the best preserved old storefronts in town. 1142 N. Orchard St., 208-336-0191. $. JUMPIN’ JANETS—Jumpin’ Janet’s is one of the few places left in town where you can do all three. But here’s the real draw for you health conscious out there: you won’t find a deep fryer in the kitchen at Jumpin’ Janet’s, it’s all baked. Loves it. 574 Vista SU. Ave., 208-342-7620. $ MANDARIN PALACE—Bo-bo, moo-goo, sub-gum and bacon cheeseburgers all under one roof. 5020 Franklin Road, 208345-6682. $ SU. MONGO GRILL—Choose a bowl and then fill it with your favorite food to toss on a Mongolian grill under the direction of a skilled chef. Mongo Grill has a salad bar, seven kinds of pho and a Chinese menu with all the usual sweet and sour dishes served on rice noodles or fried rice. 3554 S. Findley Ave., 208-3362122. $-$$ SU OM.
THE OFFICE—This cleverly named sports bar is for the over-21 crowd only. Enjoy a meal, a smoke and a cocktail while catching a game on one of The Office’s plasmas. Then, when your better half calls looking for you, the simple answer is, “I’m at The Office, honey.” Bar and late night menu until 2 a.m. 6125 E. Fairview, 208-377SU. 2800. $-$$ PANDA GARDEN—Small but comfortable, Panda Garden has a huge selection of menu items. Generous portions from Chinese to sushi, and it’s all good stuff. The staff, too, is friendly and attentive. 2801 Overland Road, SU. 208-433-1188. $-$$ PATTY’S BURGER TIME—The only Idaho Preferred fast food restaurant keeps it good and local by serving Flying M coffee, Cloverleaf milk and local beef. The early riser menu includes breakfast burritos and sandwiches using organic eggs and vegetables. Patty’s also serves fresh fruit milkshakes with more than 40 different varieties. 1273 S. Orchard, Boise, 208-424-5073. $ . THE PLANK—Excellent finger steaks and chicken strips to wash down all that beer. A special lunch menu and a punch card for extra lunch savings and a reverse happy hour Sunday through Thursday from 10 p.m. ’til midnight with $2 bar bites. 650 S. Vista, 208-336-1790. SU. $-$$
FOOD/RECENTLY REVIEWED THE WRAP SHACK 5830 E. Franklin Road, 208-468-8833, wrapshack.us “The pork in the Southwestern looked pretty much like the juicy, shredded chicken, but my dining companion confirmed it was flavorfully matched with the Southwestern ranch sauce and cold corn salsa.” —Deanna Darr
GINO’S ITALIAN RISTORANTE 3015 McMillan Road, Ste. 108, 208-887-7710 “Beef carpaccio was pierced with strong lemon and dusted heavily in Parmesan. Lilac- and cream-colored rings and tentacles of fried calamari were thinly battered and lightly fried. Sturdy eggplant Parmesan was multi-layered and saucesmothered.” —Rachael Daigle
MANILA BAY 8716 Fairview Ave., 208-375-5547 “Rubbery squid bumped up against steamed mussels still in their shells, but the most memorable flavor came from the milkfish in a neighboring pan.” —Sarah Barber
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DINING/FOOD RAW—The owners of conjoined and very popular Willowcreek Bar and Grill opened up RAW to sate the sushi cravings up on the bench. Striving for “sushi art in a comfortably atmosphere and promising rolls that make your money worth it” RAW is a welcome addition to the Japanese food restaurant family in Boise. 2237 Vista Ave., 208-343-0270. $-$$$ OM.
ROCKIES DINER—This old school diner blends in with the rest of Overland Road, but once inside, customers are greeted with perky waitresses on roller skates, classic rock emanating from the jukebox and guitars puncturing the ceiling-not to mention the massive Harley mounted above the checkerboard floor. The burgers are big and tasty and we recommend the jalapeno peppers. 3900 Overland Road, 208-336-2878. $ SU .
ROOSTER’S EATERY—Located in historic Vista Village, Rooster’s offers fine lunch fare. If you’re in the mood for salad try the San Diego with their own creamy Q-min dressing. For a hot sandwich, try the tri tip melt. For a cold one, check out the albacore tuna. 930 S. Vista Ave., 208-339-9300. $-$$ . SHANGRI-LA TEA ROOM—With their own lines of herbal and organic teas and herbal medicines, Shangri-La Tea Room offers a basic menu of vegan and vegetarian offerings. Some items include five types of soup, pita sandwich and falafel sandwiches, curry and southwestern wraps, and one of the best organic salads in the valley according to customers. Teriyaki tofu, tea cakes, and cookies round out a variety of delightful items. On any given day, choose between 80-100 small batch, limited quantity teas produced on small tea farms. The owners pride themselves on knowing where their teas come from. 1800 W. Overland Road, 208-424-0273. $-$$ OM. SONO BANA—Boise’s oldest sushi joint can still hold its own against more stylish newcomers. Chef Yugi Hagino even offers ginger and adzuki bean ice cream. 303 N. Orchard St. $-$$ SU.
PINOT NOIR A few weeks back this column featured gruner veltliner, that oh-so-food-friendly, versatile white that seems to transcend all seasons. If there’s a red wine equivalent it has to be pinot noir. It is always a welcome addition to any meal, it is just as appealing on its own, and it has the fruit and the balance to work as well in winter as it does in the spring and fall. Its lighter style also makes it a great choice during the heat of summer. We tasted pinots from around the globe, but the top three wines all hail from the United States. 2008 CHEHALEM, 3 VINEYARDS, $32 This wine from Oregon is elegantly styled with subtle floral aromas—time in the glass reveals soft cherry, spice and rose petal. Silky smooth in the mouth, the flavors are fruit forward and are highlighted by blackberry and slightly tart cherry. The finish lingers nicely with the softest of tannins and just a slight hint of chocolate. 2007 LINCOURT, $24 The aromas on this California classic are big and bold and filled with ripe cherry and cranberry fruit backed by floral lilac, basil and earthy touches of mushroom and spice. Beautifully balanced in the mouth, it has lots of juicy cherry, plum and ripe berry fruit flavors with just the right hit of acidity. The tannins are supple and plush on the finish, which lingers nicely. 2006 REX HILL RESERVE, $33 Old world aromas of earth and mushroom mark this Oregon entry and blend nicely with bright plum, dark cherry, green tea and herb. This is a supple, well-structured wine with deliciously deep and dark fruit flavors. It coats the palate with ripe raspberry and cherry, colored by anise, mocha and spice. The creamy fruit finish goes on and on. —David Kirkpatrick WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
STAN’S CHAR-BROILED HOT DOGS—New York hot dogs arrive fresh from the East Coast courtesy of Sahlen’s Smokehouse and are char-broiled to perfection by well-trained and friendly employees. Other menu selections include Italian, Polish or white hot Bockwurst sausages and quarter-pound or half-pound burgers. New York frozen custard in vanilla or chocolate is a delicious treat any time. 818 S. Vista Ave, 208-342-1199. $ SU. TANGO’S SUBS AND EMPANADAS—Empanadas: an exotic word that roughly translates to “to-die-for two-dollar treat.” At Tango’s you can get your empanadas traditional, fusion or sweet. 701 N. Orchard St., 208322-3090; delivery 1-866-996OM. 8624. $ WILLOWCREEK GRILL—Contemporary cuisine in a casual atmosphere and a fine place to dine with friends and family for lunch or dinner. An extensive menu features Northwest favorites such as salmon, portobello sticks and a wide selection of burgers topped with treats like pastrami and Swiss. 2273 S. Vista Ave., Ste. 150, OM. 208-343-5544. $-$$ YOKOZUNA TERIYAKI—Delish contemporary Japanese cuisine on the cheap. Chicken, salmon, steak or shrimp meet bright crispy vegetables on a huge bed of steamed rice under a blanket of teriyaki sauce while gyoza, yakisoba, curry, tonkatsu and bubble tea round out the menu. Get there early for the daily lunch special and to score an order of daily made sushi. 824 S. Vista Ave., 208-377-3064. $-$$ SU OM .
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FOOD/DINING Meridian BLUE SKY BAGELS—Hot Asiago bagels, plus a variety of other flavors ranging from plain to garlic to sunflower seed, plus soups, morning egg combos and lunchtime sandwiches—the real steal is the veggie sandwich stacked high with all the roughage you want (including avocado). 3161 E. Fairview Ave., Ste. 130, Meridian, 208-8559113. $ SU . BUFFALO WILD WINGS—Gnaw on some spicy wings drowned in sauce or go for some ribs, sandwiches or tenders. The menu is full of food and drink choices including grazin’ green salads and mojitos. 3223 E. Louise Dr., Meridian, 208-288SU OM . 5485. $-$$ THE BULL’S HEAD PUB—A little bit of England tucked above the bistro, the pub serves up English fare (upside down Shepherd’s pie, anyone?) with plenty of spirits to wash it down. Stay entertained with games including shuffleboard, darts and pool, and for the spectators, flat screen TVs are scattered about the place. 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-855-5858. $-$$ SU. BUSTED SHOVEL—The bacon cheddar ranch burger is purportedly the best burger in town, but if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, the menu is four pages of tempting pub food from finger steaks and chicken strips to fish and chips and deli sandwiches. 704 W. Main St., Meridian, 208-288-2217. $-$$ SU OM. CHEERLEADERS SPORTS BAR AND GRILL—The chicken club wrap is popular, so is the handmade fish and chips. If the mood strikes for pasta, try the chicken shrimp alfredo. Burgers, tantalizing finger foods and the baby back ribs, available with house raspberry or plain barbecue sauce are all highlights of the menu. The finger steaks go well with the thin and crispy fries. A full schedule of sporting events show on multiple televisions scattered about the family-friendly locale. 3541 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, SU OM 208-939-9209. $$ . COSTA VIDA—Assemble your own burrito, enchilada, taco or salad at this fast-food south of the border franchise out of Utah with “addictively legal” cuisine reminiscent of Baja’s Blue coast. 3340 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, . 208-887-3853. $ EPI’S BASQUE RESTAURANT— For top-notch Basque cuisine served in a cozy, homey atmosphere, this is the place. Meals are served family-style, so sides can be a surprise, but always a pleasant one. Dessert is just decadent. Closed Sunday and Monday. 1115 N. Main St., Meridian, 208-884-0142. $$$-$$$$ RES. FLATBREAD COMMUNITY OVEN—Stone fired pizza, pasta and sandwiches served up from the community oven. The Neapolitan pizzeria prepares the food with fresh ingredients daily. 830 N. Main St., Suite A (Generations Plaza, Meridian, SU OM 208-288-0969. $-$$ .
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FUSION ASIAN GRILL—Serving Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean in Meridian. 3161 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian, 208-855-5930. $-$$ . GANDOLFO’S DELI—The Georgia based franchise of New York delicatessens provides sandwich fans with New York style hot and cold deli sands, specialty selections and side salads. 2020 E. Overland Road, Suite 130, . Meridian, 208-884-3354. $ GINO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT—If you’re going to name a restaurant after yourself, you want the food to be good. Gino, as owner and chef, has made sure it’s superb. This little bistro offers fine Italian dining and wonderful, friendly, bend-over-backwards service. 3015 McMillan Road, Ste. 108, Meridian, 208-887-7710. $$ . GOODWOOD BARBECUE—Great barbecue, Texas-style, right in the middle of the Treasure Valley. With everything from ribs and brisket to chicken, Goodwood Continues to be a valley favorite with a family friendly atmosphere. 1140 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-884-1021. $-$$$$ OM SU. GRAINS OF MONTANA—All the wheat flour used for the freshly baked artisan breads, pastries, gourmet sandwiches and stone oven pizzas is grown and harvested on a family farm in Nashua, Mont. The selection of sandwiches range from cold to hot to toasted BLT and build-yourown. Pizza, calzones and a different homemade soup every day go great with a variety of salads. Beverages include fountain drinks, fruit smoothies and espresso. 1505 S. Eagle Road, Ste. 190, Meridian, OM 208-888-8883. $$-$$$ . HARRY’S BAR AND GRILL—The original Harry’s has reopened in new digs. The walls are full of Harry paraphernalia from Dirty Harry posters to larger-than-life size smiles on Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal (When Harry Met Sally). The menu is a collection of burgers, a huge list of apps and just enough salads to make you feel guilty. 2032 E. Overland Road, Meridian, 208-888-9868. SU. $-$$ HARVEST BUFFET—Featuring Chinese and American cuisine, Japanese sushi, Mongolian BBQ and seafood. Lunch and dinner buffets as well as a la carte lunch specials, a Weight Watchers menu and a 10 percent discount for seniors. 48 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian, 208-888-0322. $-$$ SU. HUNGRY ONION—A Meridian institution that thankfully hasn’t changed in decades. The hot, tasty food arrives on a tray at your window—don’t forget to tip your server. 334 E. First St., . Meridian, 208-888-0051. $ JAKER’S BAR AND GRILL—A full menu of meat, with everything else a patron would expect to see on the menu including appetizers and fun foods plus nightly dinner specials. Sit in high backed booths or at the curved, wrap-around bar. 3268 E. Pine St., Meridian, 208-288-0898. SU OM. $-$$
KAY AND TRACI’S 127 CLUB—It’s a full bar and it’s full food, too. Prime rib every Friday is what they’re known for, but the homemade soup is a house specialty, too. 127 E. Idaho St., Meridian, 208-884-0122. $ . LOUIE’S PIZZA AND ITALIAN RESTAURANT—American Italian food, big on variety and little on price. Louie’s is a locally-owned restaurant that puts as much care into their service as their infamous pizza. Boasting traditional cannellonis, tortellinis and eggplant parmigiana, Louie’s also has a selection of salads and plenty of pizzas for all your dining and catering needs. 2500 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian, 208-884-5200. $$ SU OM. PIER 49 PIZZA—San Franciscostyle pizza with cheese and toppings piled high on a sourdough crust. The pies are big and the self-serve soda fountain endless. With an appropriately nautical decor, this might be as close to San Francisco as you can feel in Southern Idaho. 1551 W. Cherry Lane, Meridian, 208. 888-4921. $ PRIMO’S—All-you-can-eat pizza, pasta and salad for only $4.99 for the big kids and $2.99 (ages 4-10) for the wee people. And 3 and under eat for free! Locations in Boise, Meridian and Nampa. 3909 E. Fairview Ave. #150, 208-855-0288. $-$$ SU. THE RAM—The second location of the Ram family in Idaho is part sports bars, full restaurant and home to the Big Horn Brewing Company, brewer of the Buttface Amber Ale. 3272 E. Pine, Meridian, 208-888-0134. SU OM. $-$$ RICK’S PRESS ROOM—Chef owner Rick Valenzuela has created a menu of simple, gourmet food for his newsthemed neighborhood pub. Lunch and dinner are both casual with sandwiches, salads and steak options. And after dinner, cigar fans can retire to the plush smoke room that conjoins the restaurant with the Treasure Valley Smoke Shop. 130 E. Idaho Ave., Meridian, . 208-288-0558. $-$$ RUDY’S PUB AND GRILL—With locally grown beef and no trans fat in the fries, the menu runs the gamut of pub fare including starters, platters and sandos that come with a half-pickle. Soups are homemade daily and entrees served after 5 p.m. include pastas, salmon and N.Y. steak. 2310 E. Overland Road, Ste. 150, Meridian, 208-884SU OM. 4453. $$-$$$ SA-WAD-DEE THAI RESTAURANT—This Meridian Thai restaurant offers an extensive menu of traditional Thai cuisine. From the expected (Orange Beef) to the unexpected (Frog Leg Basil), there’s something tasty for everyone. 1890 E. Fairview Ave., Ste. B, Meridian, 208-884-0701. $-$$ SU. SIAM THAI—Siam is known for its consistent, fresh, delicious Thai food in family-style proportions, cozy setting and impeccable service. Dishes are spiced to your liking. 590 E. Boise Ave., Meridian, 208-383-9032. $-$$ SU. More listings and reviews at boiseweekly.com.
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DEADLINES* This home’s .23-acre 2001 N. 17TH ST., BOISE parcel was once part of a $650,000 homestead dairy. In 1899, 4 bed/3.5 bath George Vaughn subdivided 3,488 square feet Group One his land and on this corner Eva Hoopes, 208-284-7732 lot, erected a fine Queen boisebeautiful.com Anne residence designed by MLS #98433492 architects Tourtellotte and Hummel, who also designed the State Capitol. At least 56 Tourtellotte and Hummel residences within Ada County are on the National Register of Historic Places (although this one is not). From the stately columns on the wrap-around porch and the original leaded glass windows to the ornately carved interior window and door casings, the 112-year-old dwelling exudes timeless elegance. A recent three-story addition added a basement family room, gourmet kitchen and upper bedroom to the original two-level structure. Leaded glass cabinets from the old kitchen were reused in the laundry room. On the main level the formal dining room can be closed off by a sturdy pocket door and a pair of French doors. An eye-catching antique coal stove in the parlor radiates warmth into the living room. The upper floor contains three bedrooms and a full bathroom, where a long oak buffet has been repurposed as a lovely vanity cabinet topped with slab granite. Outside, the original dairy barn is now a two-car garage and the back yard is shaded by mature maple trees. Pros: Elegant Queen Anne home designed by Tourtellotte and Hummel. Cons: Three-story floor plan impractical for people with limited mobility. —Jennifer Hernandez
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CAREERS BW HELP WANTED. 1ST ASSISTANT TEACHER SandCastles Learning Center is seeking to hire a FT 1st assistant teacher for the preschool classroom. Benefits may be available after 120 days of employment. Please submit a completed application (download at www. cp-of-idaho.com) and college transcripts to: Anji Armagost, Program Director, Community Partnerships of Idaho, 3076 N. Five Mile, Boise. Or fax to: 3767846. EOE. CULTURAL EXCHANGE LOCAL REP Face The World is currently seeking talented and self-motivated local Community Representatives. Great PT job which could develop into a FT position for those that are motivated. If you are interested in this opportunity, please reply with your experience, qualifications, and contact information to jobs@ facetheworld.org. PHYSICAN ASSISTANT NEEDED! FirstLine Medical is looking for a P/T or F/T Physician Assistant. You will be working with AR Neuenschwander, MD and Briant Burke, MD who specialize in not only Traditional Medicine but Alternative Medicine as well. The Ideal candidate must have 1 yr. exp. in the Family Practice Setting, have full credentials with the NCCPA, hold a current DEA CS along with a license from the Idaho Board of Medicine. Please fax your resume along with your CV to 206-202-8007. E-mail admin@ firstlinemedical.org.
CREATIVE PHOTOSHOP ARTIST Looking for talented, hungry Artist to create mixed media images for prints. 208-788-5191. RECEPTIONIST Toni&Guy Hairdressing Academy has an opening for a FT receptionist Tuesday-Saturday 8a.m.-4:30p.m. Must be reliable, energetic and outgoing. Position involves answering busy multiline telephone system, greeting customers, booking appointments, ordering product, and some data entry. To apply please call Kathy 208-429-8070 ext. 4 or email your resume at email@example.com Server exp. preferred. Evenings. Sono Bana, 303 N. Orchard, 323-8822.
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YELLOW LAB NEEDS NEW HOME 7-year-old purebred yellow lab, “Mulligan,” needs new home. Has lived with loving family since birth but needs room to run and play. Great dog, but unpredictable with small children and dogs. Would love to find him a good home. Please call 208-867-8429.
REMODELING Bella Remodeling Company. Serving Idaho since 2004. Offering specialize bath, kitchen, rooms & remodeling, Free estimates! Call 208-850-4160.
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EXTERIOR & INTERIOR PAINTING Very reasonable prices! Help with colors, outside & inside repairs, some carpentry work, power water wash, staining, sealing, brush, roll and spray finish. Attention to detail, 25 yrs. of experience, dependable, references available, licensed & insured! Call Joe-Bohemia Painting for a free written estimate. 208-345-8558 or 208392-2094. HOUSE CLEANING. The best cleaning service in the Treasure Valley. We clean any type of home for the lowest prices. We are a very reliable cleaning service. We take our own supplies and we work any day of the week, you can call us at anytime. We offer discounts to the people who use the service often. We pay great attention to detail & get the job done fast since we send
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Bee-Xpress Consignment Store. 116 N. Latah St., Boise. 208-5719939. Brand names jeans, t-shirts and more. Find Banana Republic, Express, xoxo, Roxy, American Eagle, Hollister & Designer Replica Handbags. BEAUTIFUL ROSE BACK CHAIR Rose back dining chair with original fabric. It has not been refinished, everything is original. It looks like a Tell City chair, but I am not sure. Needs tightened. $50 Please call 208-941-6766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks. REFRIGERATOR FOR SALE 6 yr. old Kenmore side by side w/ water, cubed, and crushed ice. If interested contact email@example.com or 208375-3390. WASHER & DRYER FOR SALE 6 yr. old Kenmore W/D. Sell as individual or pair. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 208375-3390.
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These pets can be adopted at the Idaho Humane Society. www.idahohumanesociety.com 4775 W. Dorman St. Boise | 208-342-3508
QUIMBY: 2-month-old male black-and-white cat. Loves playing with other kittens and toys. Social and enjoys being handled. (Cat Colony Room - #11276041)
THOMAS: 4-year-old large male cat with a mellow personality. Great with older kids and cats. Afraid of dogs. Has lived only indoors. (Kennel 78 - #11079769)
GRAYLING: 4-year-old female cat. Declawed on front feet. Needs an indoor only home. Very gentle and good with other cats. (Kennel 03 #11259113)
MOLLY: 10-year-old female beagle/rat terrier (25 lbs.). Gentle and well mannered. Good with dogs and cats. Prefers company. (Kennel 324 - #11181161)
MAJOR: 4-year-old male American fox hound. Needs a committed owner and a home without small dogs or cats. Playful and active. (Kennel 425 - #1126280)
TRIXIE: 10-monthold male doberman/ German shorthaired pointer. Very willing to please and lots of potential. (Kennel 322 #11192897)
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NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE Case No.: CV NC 1013009. A Petition to change the name of Michael Ray Crisman born 1018-1984, in Nampa, Id residing at 1836 E. Bergeson St., Boise, has been filed in Ada County District Court, Idaho. The name will change to Michael Ray Storm, because I do not feel a strong connection with the last name “Crisman,” and would like a stronger, more expressive name for myself and my family. The petitioner’s father is living. The petitioner’s mother is living. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 1:30 o’clock p.m. on September 14, 2010, at the County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date: July 12, 2010. By: Debra Urizar, Deputy Clerk.
Case No. CV IE 1014555 NOTICE TO CREDITORS (I.C. 15-3-801) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named decedent. All persons having claims against the decedent or the estate are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented to the undersigned at the address indicated, and filed with the Clerk of the Court. DATED this 10th day of August, 2010. Debra S. Roberts 68 Spring Street Napa, CA 94559 (707) 287-2252 Pub. Aug. 18, 25 & Sept. 1.
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF NORMA K. JUSTICE, DECEASED. CASE NO. CV IE 1014964 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above named estate. All persons having claims against he deceased are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be presented to the undersigned Co-Personal Representatives of the estate, c/o Michael P. Wasko, 505 Oak St., Box 10, Nezperce, Idaho 83543, and filed with the Court. DATED this 16th day of August, 2010. JENNIFER A. JUSTICE 3990 Whitehead St. Boise, Idaho 83703 (208) 921-8772 Pub. Aug. 25, Sept. 1 & 8, 2010.
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IDAHO SALMON DAYS Sept. 8-10. Salmon Days celebrates the biology, history, economic and cultural significance of salmon and steelhead. Events are held at the Idaho Fish & Game at 600 S. Walnut St., Boise. Volunteer sign ups at http://fishandgame. idaho.gov/cms/education/ssdays/
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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Why should you work harder than everyone else? Why is it up to you to pick up the slack when others are suffering from laziness and incompetence? And why should you be the fearless leader who is focused on fixing the glitches and smoothing over the rough patches when no one else seems to care? I’ll tell you why, Aries: because it’s the Karmic Correction phase of your longterm cycle—a time when you can atone for past mistakes, pay off old debts, and make up for lessthan-conscientious moves you got away with once upon a time. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “What is the source of our first suffering?” wrote philosopher Gaston Bachelard. “It lies in the fact that we hesitated to speak. It was born in the moment when we accumulated silent things within us.” Luckily for you, Taurus, the cosmic rhythms are aligned in such a way as to free you from some of that old suffering in the coming weeks. I expect that you will have more power than usual to express a part of you that has been buried too long. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): More than 2,000 people have climbed to the top of Mt. Everest, and 12 men have walked on the moon. But only two humans have ever ventured to the lowest spot on our planet. In 1960, Jacques Piccard and Donald Walsh rode in a bathyscaphe all the way down to the Mariana Trench, which is almost seven miles beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean. Your assignment in the coming weeks, Gemini, is to move in their direction, metaphorically speaking. In my astrological opinion, ascending and soaring shouldn’t be on your agenda. It’s time to dive into the mysterious depths. CANCER (June 21-July 22): I propose that we do to Mercury what astronomers did to Pluto in 2006: demote it. After all, it’s smaller than both Saturn’s moon Titan and Jupiter’s moon Ganymede. Who wants to bestow the majestic title of “planet” on such a peewee? Let’s make the change now, just in time for Mercury’s retrograde phase, which began recently. That way we won’t have to get all riled up about the supposedly disruptive effects this portends. How could a runt like Mercury stir up any kind of meaningful ruckus? I hereby declare you free and clear of the whole Mercury retrograde superstition. Please proceed on the assumption that between now and September 12 will be an excellent time to deepen and refine your communication with anyone you care about. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A Chinese company reached out to me by e-mail. “Dear Sir,” the
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message began, “As the leading professional conveyor belt manufacturers in Shanghai, we present to you our very best sincere regards, desiring to find out if there is a chance for us to be your top-rate conveyor belt supplier.” I wrote back, thanking them for their friendly inquiry. I said that I didn’t have any need of conveyor belts right now, but I would check with my Leo readers to see if they might. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you’re entering a time when it makes sense to expand and refine your approach to work. It’ll be a good time to get more efficient and step up production. Do you need any conveyor belts? VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Our sun doesn’t have a name. “Sun” is a generic term that can refer to any of trillions of stars. So I’d like to propose that you come up with a name for it. It could be a nickname or a title, like “Big Singer” or “Aurora Rex” or “Joy Shouter” or “Renaldo.” I hope this exercise will get you in the mood to find names for a whole host of other things in your life, like the mysterious feelings that are swirling around inside you, your longings for experiences that don’t exist yet and your dreams about the elusive blessings you want so bad. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The odometer will turn over soon, metaphorically speaking. The big supply of the stuff you stocked up on a while back is about to run out. The lessons you began studying a year ago have been completed, at least for now, and you’re not yet ready for the next round of teachings. These are just some of the indicators that suggest you should set aside time for reflection and evaluation. The world may come pounding at your door, demanding that you make a dramatic declaration or take decisive action, but in my opinion you should stall. You need to steep in this pregnant pause. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Most discussions on TV news shows involve so-called experts shouting simplistic opinions. They may provide some meager entertainment value but are rarely enlightening. In contrast to these spectacles were the salons at Paris’ Cafe Guerbois in 1869. A group of hard-working artists and writers gathered there to inspire each other. Claude Monet wrote that their discussions “sharpened one’s wits, encouraged frank and impartial inquiry, and provided enthusiasm that kept us going for weeks ... One always came away feeling more involved, more determined, and thinking more clearly and distinctly.” That’s the kind of dynamic interaction you should seek out in abundance, Scorpio.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In the movies I’ve seen that depict battle scenes from hundreds of years ago, every army has numerous soldiers whose job it is to carry festive flags and pennants. If this is an accurate depiction of history, what does it mean? That powerful symbols were crucial to inspiring the troops’ heroic efforts? That touches of color and beauty lifted their morale? That they were more inclined to do their best if inspired to imagine they were participating in an epic story? Whether or not my theories apply to what actually happened back then, they apply to you now. As you go forth to fight for what you believe in, bring your equivalent of an evocative emblem. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Using a radio telescope, astronomers at Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy have been scanning the center of the galaxy. They’re looking for evidence of amino acids that could be the building blocks of life. So far their hunt has been inconclusive. But they’ve stumbled upon an even more appealing discovery: The huge dust cloud at the heart of the Milky Way, they say, tastes like raspberries and smells like rum. That’s the kind of switcheroo I predict for you in the upcoming weeks, Capricorn. You may not locate the smoking gun but in the process of searching, I bet you’ll hook up with something even better. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Each one of us is a blend of life and death. In the most literal sense, our bodies always contain old cells that are dying and new cells that are emerging as replacements. From a more metaphorical perspective, our familiar ways of seeing and thinking and feeling are constantly atrophying, even as fresh modes emerge. Both losing and winning are woven into every day; sinking down and rising up; shrinking and expanding. In any given phase of our lives, one or the other polarity is usually more pronounced. But for you in the foreseeable future, Aquarius, they will be evenly balanced. Welcome to the Season of Rot and Regeneration. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Allure magazine sought out Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez, the women who wrote the book Perfumes: The A to Z Guide. “What are the sexiest-smelling perfumes of all time?” they asked. Turin and Sanchez said Chinatown was at the top of their list. Their explanation: “If wearing Opium is like walking around with a bullhorn shouting, ‘Come and get it!’, Chinatown is like discreetly whispering the same thing.” The Chinatown approach is what I recommend for you in the coming weeks, Pisces.
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