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NOISE DOUBLE HEADER BW chats up Pumpkins’ Corgan and Claypool from Primus SCREEN 30

SINGERS TALK Boise Song Talk gets songwriters to reveal their inspiration FOOD 34

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL BW reviewers melt for Nampa restaurant

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day, Sept. 22, and the Readers’ Choice the following week, Wednesday, Sept. 29. Even better news is that we got a bit of reprieve from putting together the main feature this week. Each year our fellow AAN paper San Francisco Bay Guardian puts together a piece called “Project Censored,” which is based on Sonoma State’s media research project of the same name that compiles a list of the top stories the public hasn’t heard enough about but should have. The list is put together by submission, vetted by students and voted on by a panel of judges. SFBG’s version is a sort of annual alt journo bitch slap on the likes of mainstream media. A sort of, “If you were doing your job right, the public would know less about the trajectory of Levi Johnston’s career and much, much more about how the United States is not only funding a war on terror but also funding the terrorists we’re fighting.” Also in this issue, you’ll find an update from film reviewer and News Editor George Prentice, who’s been sitting in dark rooms in Toronto, Canada, all week catching the lineup at the Toronto International Film Festival. For daily updates on what’s looking hot and what’s not for this year’s Oscars, check Cobweb. —Rachael Daigle

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CRAZY EXPENSIVE BACON Bacon is a hot commodity. So hot, it’ll cost you 211 percent more today than a year ago. Randy King has the answers at Cobweb.

SCREEN KING In Toronto, Canada, the film industry is in the midst of a week long dry run of Oscar night. BW’s George Prentice is there, and in addition to catching Hilary Swank dressed to the nines at 3 p.m., Prentice also found Martin Sheen on a picket line.

BORED? WE GOT YOUR TIME WASTER As always, if you’re looking for something to fill all that lazy summer free time, Cobweb has your daily dose of “Need Something to Do.”

VOTER IQ? More than 25,000 kids are in the Boise public school system, yet only 3,000 voters turned out for last week’s school board election. Ouch.

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INSIDE EDITOR’S NOTE MAIL / MONDO GAGA BILL COPE TED RALL NEWS Visitor’s Bureau Saga Part 2: This chapter is set in Sun Valley CITIZEN FEATURE Project Censored BW PICKS FIND 8 DAYS OUT SUDOKU NOISE Catching up with Billy Corgan and his ego NOISE 2 The everyday life of Primus’ Claypool MUSIC GUIDE ARTS Anika Smulovitz at Boise State SCREEN BW reports from TIFF MOVIE TIMES REC FOOD La Belle Vie brings a bit of France to Nampa BEER GUZZLER CLASSIFIEDS NYT CROSSWORD FREEWILL ASTROLOGY

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MAIL HEY GOV WANNABES: HOW YOU GONNA DEAL WITH THE SHIT? I read “Cow Country” by Scott Weaver in the Sept. 1 edition of Boise Weekly. It is a well-written expose of the “mounting” problem caused by mega dairies in Idaho. I think the Idaho Statesman would do well to follow up on it. It is one thing to promote agriculture, but when Brian Oakey, deputy director of Idaho State Department of Agriculture, openly admits that he has a dual role to both promote and also regulate, there is something suspect about the department, its policies and a governor who obviously favors the good-old-boy network. To quote the article, “Problems with waste containment lead to illegal discharges. But this

information is kept secret from the public thanks to a change made during the last legislative session. The Idaho Legislature labeled stats on cow [expletive for manure] ‘proprietary information,’ exempt from public disclosure ... When asked what in a NMP (Nutrient Management Plan) could be considered a trade secret, Oakey said, ‘Well I don’t know. I’m not a feedlot operator, so I’m not qualified to answer that. We just implement that part of the statute.’” What are Governor Otter or Mr. Allred going to do to protect the interests of Idaho people and their groundwater quality? —Sharon Nelson, Pacific Grove, California

THROW OUT THE WORST, VOTE DURST The same gang that wrecked the whole world’s

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economy and involved us in hopeless wars want back in. I can hardly wait. Their big issue is the economy and jobs. Ha! Ever hear, “I’m not sending jobs overseas?” Wasn’t spoken by a Democrat. Tea partyists who are anti-tax will be the first to complain about closed-down schools and deteriorated roads. Speaking of schools, the Idaho school budget suffers while the Idaho Tax Commission excuses millionaires and corporations from paying due taxes. ’Tis sad commentary on a state run by Republicans, but what can you expect? Let’s bring Branden Durst into the fray. He’s a forceful young man who has shown his mettle as a representative and will do even better as a state senator for District 18. In the name of Working Stiffs for Democrats, —Joe Bejsovec, Boise

CORRECTION We sure wish we would have spelled the name of last week’s Find, Green Chutes, correctly.

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BILL COPE/OPINION

AFTER THE RING How Strider lost his mojo

I’ve just finished reading the fourth book in the Lord of the Rings tetralogy. You didn’t know about that one, did you? It’s called Trashing the King, and as the story goes, the manuscript was left in one of those oaky Oxford pubs by a besotted editorial assistant and didn’t resurface until after J.R.R. Tolkien’s death. (Tolkien had tried to re-create it from memory but soon gave up and dedicated the rest of his life to penning The Silmarillion, possibly the most boring book ever written.) The book’s release was further delayed for another two decades because of a bitter legal dispute between the publisher, who insisted on retitling the volume Aragorn vs. the Yucky Uglies, and Tolkien’s estate, which was adamant about using the author’s preferred title, The King’s Discontent. A fellowship of Tolkien champions continued pressuring the publisher to get the book into print, but it took the revived interest in Tolkien’s work that came with Peter Jackson’s movies to get the two sides to compromise on the title. The book’s sales have been dismal. As news spread about how depressing it is, even Tolkien’s most ardent fans have refused to read it, arguing they don’t want their memories of the first three volumes sullied by the fourth and even a brief synopsis would show how that could well happen. You see, not all of the orcs and goblins and black-blooded scum met their end when Mount Doom went kerplooey. More than enough of them were left to stir up trouble with phony “grass-roots” agitation and crocodile outrage, all orchestrated by a cabal of neo-Uruk-Hai and Mordor collaborators. Even Sauron the Dark Lord was not quite dead. With the aid of unholy elvish magic that kept his heart beating, the monstrous, all-seeing Eyeball refused to put a lid on it, spending whatever political capital remained to him trying to justify why he promoted such horrible, murderous behavior throughout what became known as “The Age of Criminal Incompetence.” The very day after that glorious coronation Middle Earth threw for Aragorn at the end of Return of the King, those faithful to Sauron went about their dirty work, intent on undermining the popular leader. They spread a vicious lie he was not a real Gondorian, that in fact, he was born in the wilderness from whence came those savage Oliphaunt jockeys—even that he was in truth an Oliphaunt jockey, himself, who secretly hated the civilized men of Middle Earth. Every single thing he tried to accomplish for his people was met by sneaky Orc resistance. The disgusting vermin disguised themselves in human costumes and protested that Aragorn was forcing un-Gondorian ways down the throats of his countrymen. They even ridiculed his queen, calling Arwen a pointy-eared Balrog. Conducting this chorus of deceit was Wormtongue, who had escaped justice by convincing the WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

gullible and slow of mind that he was the only fair and balanced voice left in Middle Earth and not the honorless and traitorous fox he had so often proven himself to be. At first, only the most stunted of Middle Earth’s residents accepted these scurrilous lies. Excluding brave Samwise Gamgee and Merry, the entire Southern Shire came to believe the Wormtongue filth. As we recall, Hobbits were never the sharpest blades in Middle Earth’s scabbard, anyway. Even the impetuous Pippin Took started complaining about how Aragorn should be doing things different, how this wasn’t the course he had thought he was cheering for when Aragorn was crowned ... even though he hadn’t really given it much forethought at the time. Under this onslaught of treachery and untruth, more men wavered and turned against Aragorn, blaming him for conditions that had developed long before his ascension. Sauron and his beastly minions had left behind so much desolation, ruination and corruption that Middle Earthers from Minas Tirith to the Buckleberry Ferry had few options for gratification or even gainful employment. The Nazgul ring-wraiths, those walking-dead, dragon-master kings of industry who had kept Sauron in power, had hitherto loaded many of Middle Earth’s best opportunities on pirate corsairs and sent them permanently into the Western Sea, all to avoid awarding fair compensation or the benefits of a physician’s care. Moreover, the villainous wizard Saruman had so thoroughly befouled Middle Earth’s forests that Ents were staggering into Lower Rohan drenched with the vile ichor that had fueled Mordor’s fires. Volunteers did their utmost to cleanse the poison from the poor creatures but thousands succumbed, leaving behind a throng of demoralized Ent-huggers. Two years into Aragorn’s tenure, and his agenda was in trouble deeper than the mines of Moria. Gandalf and the Baggins boys (Frodo and Bilbo) rushed back from Elrond’s Retirement Village in which they had been sharing a gopher hole, but there was little they could do to help. As the book sadly illustrates, when impatient, unreflective and frightened men enter willingly into the fantasy that an era of criminal incompetence can be set entirely right within such a small count of days, they are perfectly capable of looking for answers within the same black arts that had brought them to such woe. Most people, concludes Tolkien, are like Gollum at heart, eager to believe that even the most self-destructive of paths is “Precious.” So, as you can see, Trashing the King is undoubtedly too disheartening for those who relished the hope Tolkien wrote into the rest of his opus magnum. But in the end, it’s just a work of fiction, yes? In fact, I made it all up. There is no such book as Trashing the King. You can do that now, in this lesser age ... say anything you want. Who’s to stop you?

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OPINION/TED RALL

REVOLUTION B GON

America faces permanent unemployment SOMEWHERE IN AFGHANISTAN—It has been two years since the U.S. economy drew its last breath. Millions of homeowners have faced foreclosure. Unemployment has soared to Great Depression-era levels. Yet, things are calm. Remarkably so, when you consider the misery and rage that is tearing families apart. The explanation: unemployment benefits. The money isn’t great. In New York, you get $405 a week plus $25 in “Obama bucks” per week. But it’s enough to make a difference. If you hustle a little—odd jobs paid in cash— unemployment makes it possible for many of the Americans who lost their jobs under the Bush-Obama Depression to squeak by. The mainstream media is missing the point. They see the debate over extending unemployment as horse-race politics. “As a political matter,” The New York Times reported on July 20, “the issue has appeal to both parties, especially in an election year in which each party needs first to motivate its own base.” Democrats say they favor more money for the jobless as a matter of sympathy; Republicans say they oppose it because they’re worried about budget deficits. In reality, unemployment is Revolution B Gon—a stopgap measure to keep the out-ofwork at home in front of their TVs rather than out in the streets, breaking things. Though stupid, Congressional Republicans are well aware of this. They’re playing a dangerous game—all it would take is one Democratic defection in the Senate to end unemployment benefits—but they figure they’ll score political points by voting against measures they really want to see pass. With employers refusing to hire and the

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federal government unwilling to enact a broad, New Deal-style stimulus, there is little hope that the economy will improve. Now the powers-that-be must face a question: If the unemployed never find a job, what do we do with them? Do we let them starve? Or do we pay them off? The obvious solution is to follow the model of 1970s Great Britain, which bought social stability—or at least Revolution B Gon—by providing its permanently un- and underemployed working classes with a generous array of social benefits. Margaret Thatcher’s England refused to invest in the economy. But it feared riots and other social upheavals. So its “dole” included weekly checks as well as subsidized housing. Did the United Kingdom’s dole, as Republicans allege about unemployment benefits in the United States today, encourage idleness? By most accounts, yes. Oral histories of the punk movement describe how the dole unwittingly subsidized one-chord-wonder bands while they tried to land record deals. The broader point, however, is that it did not increase unemployment. England in 1977 couldn’t create enough jobs for those who wanted them. If anything, it was good that some kids preferred to hang out in squats. I think the American political and economic system is so corrupt and impotent that the best solution is to overthrow it and start from scratch. So, on some level, I hope our excuses for leaders commit political suicide by allowing unemployment benefits to lapse. If I were them, however, I would copy the Thatcherite example. Pay people not to work. Otherwise it’ll be 1968 all over again.

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NEWS/CITYDESK NEWS

SELLING SUN VALLEY Who gets to sell Idaho’s original resort? MICHAEL AMES

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“I’d like to see all business people in the city of Ketchum become blindingly wealthy, with enough money running through the streets that they are stuffing $1,000 bills in their pockets,” he said. “But with the approach the chamber was taking, I thought there was zero chance that would happen. [chamber members] were, if anything, just dinking around and not getting the job done.” The board members heard him that day, but Willich doesn’t think they really listened. “They took it as verbal abuse, which it probably was.” Afterward, the chamber “went back to business as usual,” he said, while he

cious dogs held back by chains as they try to attack a cat sitting on a fence post. The dogs are mere inches away, but the cat just gazes back calmly. On the glass covering the photo, someone had written in marker, “Be the cat.” As the fight evolved over how Sun Valley is marketed and who should be paid to do the marketing, a constant theme was the unstated but implied charge that the SVKCVB and, by extension, Waller herself, had failed. They were, as Willich said, “dinking around.” In her final days at the soon-to-be dismantled organization, Waller defended her record. “I’m very proud of all the things that we

moved forward on plans to comprehensively restructure the area’s marketing efforts. After Bob Youngman, a Sun Valley city councilman, published a report in early 2010 on just how bad the economic outlook was for the area, Willich went public with his plans. He proposed drastic funding cuts to the chamber— from $320,000 to $60,000 annually—and reallocating that money to either an outside marketing firm or a new independent marketing committee. Unspoken at the time were the jobs that would be eliminated, including that of Carol Waller, the 2009 president of the Western Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus and the executive director of the SVKCVB for 13 years.

accomplished,” she said with the tired resignation of someone recently thrown beneath a very large bus. She pointed out several contributing factors to the area’s slide: declining local sales tax receipts, recent budget cuts, and perhaps worst of all, the loss of more than 200 hotel rooms after two decades of steady attrition in hotels and bed and breakfasts. “The Kentwood [Best Western] is the newest property built in Sun Valley, and that was 16 years ago,” she said. Against these odds, Waller holds up a steady record of area-promotion, largely through the development of festivals. There have been big-ticket successes like the Trailing of the Sheep and the Ernest Hemingway Symposium. Under Waller’s direction, the chamber developed the popular Ketch’em Alive summer concert series and creative events like the Ketchum Wide Open mini-golf tournament (and bar crawl). Indeed, life in Ketchum in recent years has been increasingly defined by a non-stop parade of festivals and events. Some were successful, others not so much.

BEN WILSON

Sun Valley Mayor Wayne Willich has an imaginary friend who lives in Germany. “He lives in Hamburg,” Willich specified, “where Lufthansa is headquartered.” The man works for the airline and can fly his family anywhere for free. He and his wife have a 15-year-old son and a 12-year-old daughter. Some of the couple’s friends (also imaginary) advised them to go see Yellowstone National Park in America. “The man’s wife gets on her laptop to check out where to stay,” Willich said, filling in his dreamscape. “They can stay in Montana, or maybe in Jackson, Wyo. But Sun Valley is just over here,” he said, gesturing with imagined amazement. “How do we get them to know that Sun Valley is here?” The fantasy gets right at the core of his town’s woes. According to Ketchum-based Idaho Mountain Express, sales revenues have fallen by 35 percent in Ketchum and 23 percent in Sun Valley over the past 10 years. If the towns can’t draw those Germans to the area— with unlimited Lufthansa miles no less—how will it attract the New Yorkers, Floridians and Texans looking for their next vacation? Willich is a former marketing director for Boeing, and from near the beginning of his mayoral term in 2008, he saw a lack of a strategic, coherent marketing plan for Sun Valley. Without it, he feared the continued demise of the oldest ski town in America. But rather than fretting, Willich decided to take action. In the spring of 2008, he attended a Sun ValleyKetchum Chamber and Visitors Bureau board meeting and delivered a bold message. His city was giving the chamber $330,000 annually, and his taxpaying constituents weren’t getting their money’s worth. “Being a tell-it-like-it-is guy, I said ‘This isn’t working for us,’” he recalled. Willich, 71, has silvery white hair and a ready, gleaming smile to match. As mayor of one of the richest enclaves in America, it seems fitting that he bears a more-than-passing resemblance to Ted Knight’s Judge Smails character from Caddyshack. But Willich is no dandy. He grew up on the south side of Chicago—“near the steel mills”—and hasn’t lost the sharp vowels of the upper industrial Midwest. Long before he even knew where Idaho was, he earned an aero-engineering degree from Purdue University that helped launch his Boeing career. These days, strolling through the Sun Valley Village in a billowy Hawaiian shirt, he is egregiously friendly, shaking hands and chatting indiscriminately. He also carries the no-bullshit confidence of a self-made man, and has no illusions about his sometimes-gruff manner or the enmity it has earned him. The day he spoke at the board meeting, his intentions were complex. He shared the board’s end goals but not their means of getting there.

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n Aug. 25, after a summer of tension and uncertainty about her organization, Waller announced her resignation, or as she put it: “My position has been eliminated.” In Waller’s former office, she had a framed print by the veteran Sun Valley photographer Steve Snyder. The image shows two fero-

Salman Rushdie and his ever-present enigmatic smile.

RUSHDIE VS. HILTON When celebrated author Sir Salman Rushdie spoke in Sun Valley as part of the Sun Valley Center For the Arts’ lecture series, he took on some of the most vexing subjects of our time, like Paris Hilton. “When did a second-rate hotel become a third rate human being?” asked the serious man of literature and letters. At the anticipated Sept. 10 event, Rushdie held forth on all points of culture, from the very high to the oh-so-low. And through it all, he cracked up at his own jokes. “Have you noticed how strange things are lately,” Rushdie asked, in Seinfeldian set-up to some serious subjects. On the proposed Islamic center in lower Manhattan, Rushdie made light of points that cable news has largely ignored. “There already is a mosque four blocks away from Ground Zero,” he said. “How far away should it move? Where does its desecration stop?” Rushdie succinctly summed up the overblown issues of a slow news month: “This stuff is stupid,” he said. “Though not as stupid as what is happening in Florida—as is so often the case,” he said, referencing the Rev. Terry Jones’ plans to hold a Koranburning in Gainesville, Fla., on Sept. 11. “I am not a fan of burning books, and I have some experience in this,” he said, recalling demonstrations during which copies of his Satanic Versus were burned. “We cannot burn books, no matter how much you dislike the book. I would not, for instance, burn the books of Dan Brown. “None of us can claim ignorance on what book-burning means. The burning of books is unmistakable code for tyranny, bigotr y, hatred and fascism,” he said to hearty applause. The novelist then spoke of the pivotal events of our time with the grand sweeps and clarity of vision of the best historical literature. In that instant when the planes hit the buildings, he said, “the history of the Arab world became intertwined with the history of New York. You could no longer understand the one without the other.” Rushdie offered a reading list of recent books that he thinks have done well to illuminate important experiences from Iran to New Orleans, from Sudan to Kabul: Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, and by Dave Eggers, What is the What and Zeitoun. Such books, Rushdie suggested, offer literature’s greatest gift: “It can give you

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NEWS/CITYDESK worlds that are not your world and make you feel like it is yours.” And what about that fatwa in 1989— when Iran’s Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini called for Rushdie’s execution? “As for Khomeini and me,” Rushdie said, “one of us is dead.” —Michael Ames

A SURVIVOR’S STORY In May, a flotilla carrying aid volunteers, medical supplies, prefabricated homes and food to Gaza was fired on by squadrons of Israeli navy soldiers in light watercraft and helicopters as the flotilla attempted to break a blockade. The attack left nine volunteers dead and several dozen more seriously wounded. At the time, the Israeli military admitted no wrongdoing, citing “resistance” from the people on board the multiple crafts. They claimed that they were met with physical force from the unarmed aid workers. Fatima Mohammadi, who lives in Chicago, is originally from Boise and did her undergraduate studies at Boise State. She was one of the more than 800 volunteers present in the flotilla. Also attacked were numerous women, some children, as well as a Jewish holocaust survivor, something the media called a lot of attention to. Earlier this week, Mohammadi spoke twice in Boise about her experience. “The smaller boats ... they were boarded ver y easily, they were brutally taken over, and the people were treated awfully ... They were beaten, they had bags put over their heads ... The leader of the IHH [a Turkey-based NGO] jumped off the raft and was severely beaten by the Israelis ... If you stuck out at all, you were beaten,” recounted Mohammadi. During her Monday night talk, Mohammadi showed a video made the morning of the attack. While almost all other footage taken that day was confiscated by the militar y, a cameraman smuggled this footage out in his under wear, Mohammadi said. Mohammadi confirms—and the video appears to show—that the volunteers in the flotilla were unarmed, and that the militar y was unprovoked. “This largest boat was the only one that was brutally taken over,” said Mohammadi. “Violence was used before they had even boarded the ship. The crew was taken at gunpoint.” She maintains that while the aid workers were on the top deck of the ship, unarmed, they were fired upon by the soldiers. “None of them were holding guns ... they were holding pamphlets, they were holding cameras,” said Mohammadi. The video was difficult to watch. At one point, numerous people dragged the lifeless body of a Turkish news worker who had been shot between the eyes; his blood stained a stretcher. Another scene showed a man dying from a severed artery, praying to Allah as medics raced to administer aid with the very supplies they were taking to the Gaza strip. To Mohammadi, the people of Gaza deserve the praise. “They would tell us, ‘Nobody knows what we’re going through, so we understand that you can’t really do anything for us,’ Mohammadi said. But to them, we were the heroes ... they are the true heroes.” —Andrew Crisp

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THE ONLY WAY I C AN GET PUB LIS HED I N THE PA P E R IS IF I MAK E B OOR IS H, I NSE NSI TI V E REMAR K S . THEN THEY PUT ME ON THE F RONT PAGE.” —Sun Valley Mayor, Wayne Willich

Some were poorly attended, and at least one event planned last year, the Winter SOLfest, didn’t happen at all. To the chamber’s detractors, the relentless planning of festival upon festival lacked strategy and, at times, seemed desperate. Behind the shrill noise and jangled nerves of the marketing overhaul, a not-so-figurative clock has been ticking toward a more urgent problem: How to celebrate Sun Valley’s 75th anniversary season this winter? Area newspapers and magazines plan to commemorate the milestone. Before her unceremonious departure, Waller was meeting with the Sun Valley Company to organize complementary celebrations in Ketchum. With Waller gone, and her chamber gutted, plans to mark the 75th are uncertain. Willich is “praying that the [Sun Valley] Company has got stuff to unravel that is absolutely wonderful.” No one can claim that the anniversary caught them unaware, Willich said. “Five years ago, at the 70th anniversary, we all knew this was coming.” In all of this anniversary talk, there is one confusing factor: Sun Valley opened for business 74 years ago this winter, not 75. “This December we will enter into our 75th season,” said Jack Sibbach, director of marketing for Sun Valley Company. A recent company press release noted that, “As fall approaches, Sun Valley Resort prepares for its landmark 75th winter season celebration.” So what does the fuzzy math mean for next year, the actual anniversary? “Next year?” Sibbach said. “That just might be a birthday party.”

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n June, the Mountain Express ran three editorials devoted to the “smashup” at the chamber. “Don’t scapegoat the chamber,” one editorial said, noting that, “Remodeling a house usually doesn’t start with the destruction of the house.” At the time of this finger-wagging, Willich was on a roll. He had the backing of his own city council as well as the mayor and council in Ketchum, which was poised to cut its own $400,000 of chamber funds. The funds would be pooled and redirected to the new committee, which by this point even had a name: Sun Valley Resort Area Marketing Inc. As for the editorials, Willich was not averse to the fight. “The only way I can get published in the paper is if I make boorish, insensitive remarks. Then they put me on the front page,” he said,

referencing the July 30 front-page story in which he made a doozer: “The bottom line is we got the dough, and we’re going to make the rules,” he said. “My advice to them [the chamber] is to play along and play nicely. And we’ll all come out of this.” Several local business owners were not encouraged by the prospect of so much change happening so fast in uncertain times. In the same story, the Express quoted a dissatisfied Bob Rosso, owner of the Elephant’s Perch outdoor shop. The chamber, Rosso told the Express, had been labeled as “an evil empire.” Two weeks later, Willich hit a snag. Jim Knight, the acting chair of SVRAMI, resigned, citing the burdensome time-commitment. Willich found a replacement and moved quickly to fill the remaining posts with representatives from both towns and the Sun Valley Company. Tim Silva, the widely admired new general manager at the resort, filled the Sun Valley Company seat. The final at-large seat was filled by Zach Crist, a former X-Games Champion who, at age 37, brought some youthful street cred. Crist said that SVRAMI’s objectives are: “More people, spending more days here, spending more money.” But before they are ready to start wooing the tourists with the dollars, SVRAMI still needs a CEO, a salaried position that Willich hopes to fill within 60 to 90 days. “We could have hired three months ago, but we had nothing in place. Now we’re ready,” he said. Willich is still confident, but after recent road bumps, he struck a more modest tone. His bold actions had produced a situation admittedly “a little worse than the status quo,” he said. “There’s never a good time to do a big move like this, ever. It’s always a bad time. You just do what you can.” A couple of days later, Willich was in the Sun Valley-Ketchum visitors’ center. A man and his wife were looking at the map of the United States on the wall. Willich introduced himself and asked where the couple was from. “We are from Liepzig, in Germany,” the man replied in hesitant English. The couple was on a driving tour from Seattle to Denver. They saw that Sun Valley was here, so they stopped to see the town where Hemingway once lived. At the visitors’ center they asked how to find the famous author’s house. “I’m sorry,” the woman working at the chamber that morning told them. “That house is closed to the public.” WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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CHELSEY HERSLEY Boise model hopes to be the next big thing AMY ATKINS

As we chat, I’m assuming there are certain things we can’t talk about, correct? Yes. When did you first decide you wanted to be a model? I actually wanted to be a model since I was 3 years old. My sister and her friends would dress me all up and put lipstick on me and tell me to “strike a pose.” I was just a natural at it. When did you first think about trying out for ANTM? As soon as I was old enough to try out, I was doing other things. I was living in New York modeling for an agency, and it just wasn’t the right time. I don’t know why I waited until this cycle to try out. It just kind of fell into place, it was the right time. I guess I never really thought I could be on the show. What’s the actual process for trying out? Well, this cycle, I believe, was the first time that they didn’t have an open call. So you kind of had to be asked to audition. I actually saw something on Facebook, so I e-mailed them

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and sent my picture and they called me back and said they wanted me to come to L.A.

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Since its debut in 2003, America’s Next Top Model has continued to draw both viewers and hopefuls—the Sept. 8 season premiere snagged 4 million viewers. And one of the young women who had 8 million eyes on her was Boise’s own Chelsey Hersley. The bright, blonde, gap-toothed, freckle-faced 23-yearold made it through the cuts to live with 13 other thin, beautiful girls hoping to become “America’s next top model.” When we spoke to Hersley, an ANTM cop—uh, representative—was on the line to make sure she didn’t give away any of this season’s secrets.

So you were actually invited? Yes. It was very exciting to be asked to audition. When you got to L.A., how many young women were there? There were a little less than 300 I think, which, I guess, is probably a pretty small amount. As someone pursuing a career in a field where it’s great to be bright and personable but it’s really about what you look like, did you look around and think, “There’s no way I can compete,” or did you think, “Wow, I really have something different to offer?” Because we were handpicked, everybody already had a good look and some sort of modeling potential. It did kind of up the stakes and made me a little nervous because there were a lot of people there with a lot of potential. But I feel like I have a unique look. What is that look? First off, I have freckles. I’m covered in freckles, and I’m not a redhead. I’m blonde, but I have dark eyes and dark eyebrows. I have a gap in my teeth, which some models have but not very many. In those first hours in the house, did you think, “These are people I can hang out with,” or did you think, “I have to take them all down?” Cycle 15 is probably the most competitive, and everybody has a lot more potential than most cycles have had in the past. When we were all in the house, I was like, “This is my competition,” but for the most part, they

were all really, really nice. How often did you actually get to see Tyra? ANTM police: She can’t talk about that, sorry. That’s fine. I thought I’d give it a shot. When you are in the house, do you choose what you eat and drink or does someone choose that for you? ANTM police: We can’t talk about that. Sorry. I’m being the police. Can you talk at all about anything that happened in the house? ANTM police: We can’t talk about anything that happens in the house. We can talk about the casting call and what drew her there and everything that happens before she goes in the house. OK. Then how did you prepare to go to the casting call? Did you diet, exercise, study? No, I felt pretty confident in my fashion knowledge. Some of the girls probably studied up, but it’s my passion. I eat and breathe it, and I know everything there is to know about the fashion industry. I’ve been a crash dieter, and I’ve been all those things the modeling industry makes you feel like you have to do, and I’m at a point in my life where I’m happy with what I am and who I am and what size I am, so I figured I’d go to the casting and if they didn’t like it, it wasn’t meant to be.

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CENSORED Censored in a brave new world: the stories you should have heard about, but didn’t REBECCA BOWE

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he world was a different place in 1976 when Carl Jensen, a professor of communication at Sonoma State University, founded Project Censored to highlight important national news stories that were underreported or outright ignored by the mainstream press. Back then, there were few good alternatives to television networks or major newspapers and magazines, and stories omitted from those channels usually escaped public notice. There was no such thing as Google News, no one had ever heard of a blog, and the word “twitter” was associated with birds or gossip. So it was up to Project Censored to provide a fuller and more accurate picture of the news by delivering an annual rundown of the top 25 most significant articles that hadn’t been widely distributed. But even if the corporate media was censoring important information back then, today’s highly fragmented media world has opened the floodgates WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

to endless news and propaganda of every possible variety, leaving citizens awash in more information than they can possibly process. The shared American narrative and agenda disappeared as the Internet boomed and newspapers shrank. While major media outlets have been consolidated into the hands of fewer corporations and the once stable media industry has been in flux, the general public has splintered into factions who seem to reside in disparate realities. Extremism and the promotion of narrow corporate interests have gained footholds. Even on a national television network, personalities such as Glenn Beck are gaining traction by painting President Barack Obama as a radical sympathizer or a Big Brother figure or worse. Once-accepted imperatives like addressing global warming are undermined by supposed news outlets from websites to the San Francisco Examiner.

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Yet the public is playing a bigger role than ever. Blogs abound, and nearly anyone can spark a public outcry by capturing egregious behavior on film with his or her cell phone. Thanks to a team of hackers who know a thing or two about encryption technology, WikiLeaks has emerged as a wild card of the new media landscape by cutting loose thousands of classified government documents and airing military footage never intended for a mass audience. It’s a brave new world of media consumption, but Project Censored’s mission hasn’t really changed. More than ever, people need help sifting through this cacophony to figure out what they truly need to know. For 35 years, the project has distributed its Censored list nationwide to shed light on the top stories that were not brought to you by the mainstream press. These days, stories are submitted, researched by students, filtered through Lexis Nexis to determine which outlets have covered them, and then voted on by a team of judges. An international network of 30 colleges and universities contributes to the project, and volunteers from around the world submit stories for consideration. At the end of each project cycle, the work is released in a compendium. Past judges have included luminaries such as Noam Chomsky and the late Howard Zinn, to whom Censored 2011 (Seven Stories Press, 2010) is dedicated. Even journalist Walter Cronkite had publicly stated, “Project Censored is one of the organizations that we should listen to, to be assured that our newspapers and our broadcasting outlets are practicing thorough and ethical journalism.” Project Censored Director Mickey Huff, a history professor at Diablo Valley College in California, who sports a long ponytail and a pointy beard and talks at an excited pace, uses air quotes when saying the phrase “news decisions” because his concern is censorship. But how does he define censorship? “There are many factors afoot that prevent stories from getting reported,” he said. “What we’re saying is that anything that interferes with a free flow of information is censorship. It’s not the blacking out of a story, it’s the framing of a story. It’s the angle. It’s what views are being left out. In old school ‘objective journalism’ [air quotes] you’re supposed to get both sides of the story. Yeah, well, sometimes there are six sides.” The preface to Censored 2011 offers up a harsh critique of mainstream news. “In America, unsubstantiated opinions, rumors and gossip surrounding important issues masquerade as real news,” it states. “We live in a propaganda culture where factual information is routinely censored by degree.” To be sure, public relations outfits and staged press events routinely influence the content of the daily news, and media watchdog groups often spotlight the fiction or egregious bias that finds its way onto the airwaves. Yet in a culture where truth is so often mangled, and information so scattered—and the state of politics and the economy so frightening—both sides of the political spectrum have moved toward the fringes. And thumbing through Censored 2011, one wonders if Project Censored itself has wandered into uncharted territory. Huff and former Project Censored director Peter Phillips recently co-authored an op-ed exploring the concept of State Crimes Against

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Democracy, hoping to publish it through the Institute for Policy Studies, a progressive think tank based in Washington, D.C. To their dismay, IPS rejected it. Huff found the decision cruelly ironic—he felt he’d been censored. Chapters 6 and 7 of Censored 2011 also delve into SCADs—a construct that seeks to buck the “conspiracy theory” label in favor of a more sophisticated framework. They are defined as “concerted actions or inactions by government insiders intended to manipulate democratic processes.” The introduction to the book alludes to those chapters as “beyond urgent,” and Kristina Borjesson equates a lack of mainstream media coverage of questions surrounding 9/11—the mother of all SCADs, perhaps, from the 9/11 Truth Movement’s perspective—as censorship. Huff and Phillips noted that they are not part of the so-called 9/11 Truth Movement, arguing that urging mainstream coverage of that particular set of questions is just a small piece of their wider body of work. There are signs, however, that returning to that particular topic over the past several years has marred the project. One person familiar with Project Censored noted that at least two former judges had parted ways over “the 9/11 fixation ... a really weak link in the entire operation. It rearranges atomized factoids into theories.” Yet the project should still be viewed as valuable and relevant, this person added. “There is absolutely no question that they’ve done extremely important work over the years,” noted Reese Erlich, a prominent journalist who has covered the Iraq war and won awards from Project Censored for his work in the past. “The mainstream media in this country are failing to report all kinds of issues.” Yet Erlich turns a critical eye onto the socalled 9/11 Truth narrative. “My biggest gripe is that by complaining there is a conspiracy ... you take away from the ability of people to make positive change,” he noted. “It gives them all the power, and the people have none of the power.” It’s clear that Project Censored is sensitive to the “conspiracy theorist” label, and as champions of free speech, the directors aren’t shy about addressing it head-on. The first item on the Investigative Research section of its website, for example, is a nearly 10,000-word article titled, “Analysis of Project Censored: Are We A Left-Leaning, Conspiracy-Oriented Organization?” Its self-analysis concludes that the organization is neither, but admits to a certain bias. “The bias of Project Censored seems to be quite simple,” it notes. “We promote protection of First Amendment rights in support of a truly free press, one that holds those in power, elected by the people or appointed, accountable.”

THE TOP 10 CENSORED STORIES OF 2009-2010 1. BUH-BYE U.S. DOLLAR AS THE GLOBAL RESERVE CURRENCY? Since the financial meltdown of 2008 sent a jarring ripple effect throughout the global economy, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has been talking up the idea of an internationWWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


A weak U.S. dollar could mean the end to world dominance of the American currency.

al market that doesn’t use the U.S. dollar as a global reserve currency. The dollar now holds the status of the predominant anchor currency held in foreign exchange reserves, securing the United States’ strategic economic position. In July of 2009 at the Group of Eight Summit in Italy, Medvedev underscored his call for a newly conceived “united future world currency” when he pulled a sample coin from his pocket and showed it off to heads of state, the Bloomberg news service reported. At a conference in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg in June of 2009, world leaders from Brazil, India, and China listened as Medvedev made his case for a new global currency system anchored on something other than the dollar, according to an article in The Christian Science Monitor. Additionally, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development suggested in a report that the present system of using the dollar as the world’s reserve currency should be subject to a wholesale reconsideration, according to an article in the Telegraph, a British newspaper. Michael Hudson, an author and professor of economics at the University of Missouri, links discussions about an alternative global reserve currency with U.S. military spending. Referencing Medvedev’s calls for a “multipolar world order,” Hudson offers this translation: “What this means in plain English is: We have reached our limit in subsidizing the United States’ military encirclement of Eurasia while also allowing the U.S. to appropriate our exports, companies, stocks and real estate in exchange for paper money of questionable worth.”

2. ENVIRONMENTAL ENEMY NO. 1: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE The U.S. military burns through 320,000 barrels of oil a day, Sara Flounders of the International Action Center reported, but that tally doesn’t factor in fuel consumed by contractors, or the energy and resources used to produce bombs, grenades, missiles or other weapons employed by the Department of Defense. By every measure, the Pentagon is the largest institutional user of petroleum products—yet it has a blanket exemption in commitments made by the United States to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Despite its status as top polluter, the Department of Defense WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

received little attention during talks at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. Meanwhile, human health is threatened by the long-term environmental impacts of military operations throughout the globe. Depleted uranium contamination from the Iraq conflict has been linked to widespread health problems, Jalal Ghazi reports for New America Media. The Chamoru people of Guam, meanwhile, experience an alarmingly high rate of cancer, which is suspected to be linked to a nearby 1950s U.S. nuclear weapons testing site that left a legacy of radioactive contamination. “The greatest single assault on the environment comes from one agency,” author Barry Sanders wrote in The Green Zone: The Environmental Costs of Militarism. “The Armed Forces of the United States.”

3. INTERNET PRIVACY AND PERSONAL ACCESS AT RISK Project Censored cites 13 sources, including articles published in Wired and Mother Jones, for this story, and a Google search for the phrase “Internet kill switch” yields 539,000 results generated by more recent reporting. The Cybersecurity Act was proposed in June of 2009, giving the president the power to “declare a cyber security emergency” and do whatever is necessary to diffuse a cyber attack. The Senate Homeland Security Committee approved a comprehensive cybersecurity bill this past June, which has drawn sharp criticism for the inclusion of a provision that would allow the president to shut down networks in the event of an emergency. Reporting in Wired, Noah Schachtman broke the story that the Central Intelligence Agency was investing in Visible Technologies, a software firm that can collect, rank and analyze millions of posts on blogs, online forums, Flickr, Youtube, Twitter and other social media sites. Wired also reported that the Obama administration had followed the lead of George W. Bush by urging a federal judge to set aside a ruling in a spy case weighing whether a U.S. president may bypass Congress and establish a program of eavesdropping on Americans without warrants.

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Secret detention centers aren’t just for terrorist suspects anymore.

4. ICE’S SECRET DETENTION CENTER

6. CAUSE OF DEATH: LACK OF HEALTH CARE

The federal office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement is confining people in 186 unlisted and unmarked subfield offices, many in suburban office parks or commercial spaces that reveal no information about their ICE tenants. Reporting in The Nation, Jacqueline Stevens describes ICE’s jail network and the agency’s penchant for secrecy when it comes to withholding public information about the facilities. “The absence of a real-time database tracking people in ICE custody means ICE has created a network of secret jails,” Stevens wrote. “Subfield offices enter the time and date of custody after the fact, a situation ripe for errors ... as well as coverups.” As a result, detainees can literally be “lost” by attorneys or family members for days or weeks at a time after being transferred.

As the health-care debate raged on and Americans heard over and over again about supposed “death panels,” “Obamacare” and the government’s infringement on personal freedom, at least one important study was largely drowned out. Research led by the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center revealed that lack of health insurance may have figured into 17,000 childhood deaths among hospitalized children in the United States in the span of less than two decades. The results of a study published in the Journal of Public Health compared more than 23 million hospital records from 37 states between 1988 and 2005, and found that uninsured children in the study were 60 percent more likely to die in the hospital than those with insurance. “Can we say with absolute certainty that 17,000 children would have been saved if they had health insurance? Of course not,” notes a co-investigator. “From a scientific perspective, we are confident in our finding that thousands of children likely died because they lacked insurance or because of factors directly related to a lack of insurance.”

5. BLACKWATER IN PAKISTAN The notorious private military contractor Blackwater has changed its name to Xe Services, but it hasn’t escaped scrutiny. According to a story that ran in The Nation in December 2009, the contractor is at the center of a covert program in Pakistan run by the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command in the city of Karachi. Blackwater (Xe) is involved in planning targeted assassinations of suspected Taliban and al-Qaida operatives and helps direct a U.S. military drone bombing campaign that runs parallel to the well-documented CIA predator strikes, according to a well-placed source within the U.S. military intelligence apparatus that spoke with The Nation. The Pentagon has disputed the claim, stating, “There are no U.S. military strike operations being conducted in Pakistan.” More recently, The New York Times reported that Blackwater had created a web of more than 30 shell companies to win defense contracts, and specifically mentioned that the company employees had loaded bombs and missiles onto predator drones in Pakistan.

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7. THE AFRICAN LAND GRAB A “land grab,” according to this Project Censored story, is the purchase of vast tracts of land by wealthier nations from mostly poor, developing countries in order to produce crops for export. Throughout the African continent, an estimated 50 million hectares of land have been acquired or are in the process of being negotiated for purchase over the last several years, with international agribusinesses, investment banks, hedge funds, and commodity traders leading the rush for cheap, undeveloped, arable land. Ethiopia has approved at least 815 foreignfinanced agriculture projects since 2007, but the food that is produced there will be exported rather than used to feed the 13 million people in need of food aid in that country. “Rich countries are eyeing Africa not just for a healthy return on capital, but also as an insurance policy,” notes researcher Devlin Kuyek. “Food shortages and riots in 28 countries in 2008, declining water supplies, WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


The conflict between Israel and Palestine has crossed into the realm of human rights abuses.

climate change and huge population growth together have made land attractive. Africa has the most land and, compared with other continents, is cheap.”

8. MASSACRE IN PERUVIAN AMAZON OVER FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

While the story highlighted by Project Censored is titled, “Massacre in the Amazon,” a later installment by Laura Carlsen, the translator, appeared in the Huffington Post titled “Victory in the Amazon.” The story centers on a movement standing its ground even with tragic loss of life as the consequence: On June 5, 2009, 50 or more Peruvian Amazon Indians were massacred after a 57-day protest against the implementation of decrees under the Free Trade Agreement with the United States. Decrees that would have opened vast swaths of indigenous land in the Peruvian Amazon to private investment by gas, mining, and oil companies prompted Amazon peoples to block highways and gas and oil pipelines, but the conflict escalated when armed Peruvian government agents attacked the protesters with rifles and, according to eye witnesses, burned bodies and threw them into a river. According to Carlsen’s account, Peru’s Congress voted 82 to 12 in the aftermath to repeal two of the decrees that the indigenous groups had been standing against. Daysi Zapata, a representative of the association of indigenous groups, celebrated the triumph: “Today is an historic day, we are thankful because the will of the indigenous peoples has been taken into account and we just hope that in the future, the governments attend and listen to the people, that they don’t legislate behind our backs.”

9. HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES CONTINUE IN PALESTINE While there is a great deal of news coverage about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Project Censored highlights human rights abuses as a little-discussed aspect. After a 15-month study conducted by an international team of scholars, the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa concluded that Israel is, from the perspective of international law, an occupying WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

power in Palestinian territories and that it has become a colonial enterprise which implements a system of apartheid. An Amnesty International report charges that Israel is denying Palestinians the right to access adequate water by maintaining total control over the shared water resources and pursuing discriminatory policies. And articles that appeared in Electronic Intifada detailed how Israel had begun barring movement between Israel and the West Bank for those holding a foreign passport, including humanitarian aid workers and thousands of Palestinian residents. Project Censored’s introduction touches on the topic: “Rare mainstream media glimpses of Israel’s apartheid system, like the CBS 60 Minutes segment ‘Is Peace Out of Reach?’ in January 2009, air and then fade away after drawing vitriolic, selectively focused criticism.”

10. UNITED STATES FUNDS AND SUPPORTS THE TALIBAN While this story appeared on the front pages of The New York Times and the Washington Post, Project Censored claims they omitted some key facts. The Nation broke the story, and at the time Project Censored was researching it, there was nary a mention in the mainstream media of how American tax dollars wind up in the hands of the Taliban. In some cases, money goes to Afghan companies run by former Taliban members like President Hamid Karzai’s cousin, Ahmad Rateb Popal, who was charged in the 1980s with conspiring to import heroin into the United States. U.S. military contractors in Afghanistan also pay suspected insurgents to protect supply routes. “It is an accepted fact of the military logistics operation in Afghanistan that the U.S. government funds the very forces American troops are fighting,” according to the Nation story, written by Aram Roston. The Nation article also highlighted a link that was omitted by the other publications. NCL Holdings, a licensed security company in Afghanistan, is run by the son of the Afghan defense minister and has an influential former CIA officer, Milton Bearden, on its advisory board. NCL secured a highly lucrative trucking contract—despite having no apparent trucking experience.

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A Life Ascending tackles the ups and downs of living on a remote glacier.

Pedal power to the people.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY SEPT. 16-19

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With his chicken and donkey in tow, Antonito creeps out of his house and makes his way toward the bright lights and music at his town’s fiesta. The night takes some colorful and surprising turns, as Antonito and pals get lost in the maze of low-lit cobblestone streets and the pink swirling skirts of Mexican folk dancers. Animators Paul Glickman and Tamarind King both lent their talents to creating the short film about Antonito’s exploits, El Salon Mexico, which is based on the symphonic composition of the same name by American music legend Aaron Copland. King met Glickman, a retired cinematographer from New York City, in New Mexico in 2002 when she was only 13. Glickman became King’s mentor, and now the two have gone on to garner a number of awards for El Salon Mexico, participating in nationally recognized film festivals like the Heartland Film Festival, the San Diego International Children’s Film Festival, the Seattle International Film Festival and the approaching Sun Valley Spiritual Film Festival. The annual Sun Valley Spiritual Film Festival is billed as “a celebration of human spirituality through film,” with the mission of presenting films that “explore spiritual traditions from around the world.” Through panels and screenings, the SVSFF encourages discussions among filmgoers, filmmakers and spiritual leaders. The festival kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 16, with a special performance by the Jayanthi Raman Dance Company at 8 p.m. at the Sun Valley Pavilion. Films run from Friday, Sept. 17, through Sunday, Sept. 19, at the Sun Valley Opera House, Lodge and Pavilion. In addition to checking out the animated short El Salon Mexico, don’t miss A Life Ascending, which profiles the world of mountaineer Ruedi Beglinger, who lives with his family on a glacier in British Columbia, and Raw Faith, which documents popular Portland, Ore., minister Marilyn Sewell’s private life as she questions her faith and falls in love. Various times, $8 individual film, $15 special events, $100 all festival pass, Sun Valley Opera House, Sun Valley Village, Sun Valley, 208-788-9729, svspiritualfilmfestival.org.

SIXTH ANNUAL SUN VALLEY SPIRITUAL FILM FESTIVAL

PEDALING REVOLUTION There’s one thing anyone who has traveled to Amsterdam will remember—among with the myriad, ahem, forgotten things—the bicycles. Hundreds of dingy brown clunkers wheel by, across canals and through parks, narrowly dodging and shaking angry Dutch fists at the stoned tourist masses. Amsterdam has long been known as a bike-friendly community, and luckily for non-car-obsessed Americans, a number of stateside cities are following suit. Political journalist Jeff Mapes from The Oregonian has spent the last three years studying the bicycling movement sweeping urban metropolises across the country. In his book, Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities, Mapes suggests that bicyclists are altering the way cities grow and develop because bikes are being taken more seriously as an alternative form of transportation. In cities like Portland, Ore., for example, only 10 years after the town began building a system of bikeways, 7 percent of the city’s population bikes to work. According to a review of Mapes’ book in The New York Times, New York City’s Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan believes that improving bicycling infrastructure helps cities become more economically competitive because they become “places where people with ideas and creative ambitions want to both live and work.” On Thursday, Sept. 16, Mapes will give a talk at the Linen Building at 7 p.m. sponsored by the Boise Bicycle Project. Admission is $5, and a full bar is available. So, make like you’re in Amsterdam, hop on your clunker and head down. 7 p.m., $5, The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., 208-385-0111, thelinenbuilding.com.

FRIDAYSUNDAY SEPT. 17-19 hippies HYDE PARK STREET FAIR You know how they say that as you get older, your

quirks only get magnified? Just like a big schnoz grows bigger with time or a curmudgeon gets more miserly with age, the Hyde Park Street Fair has become more and more a caricature of the neighborhood that created it. For more than 30 years, the annual arts, crafts, food and music fest has drawn out North Enders to mingle with their nabes over a few

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cold ones. Though North Enders have always had rep for being tie-dye clad, hulahooping hippies, the Hyde Park Street Fair takes that to the extreme. The event draws out more than 30,000 folks and boasts more than 120 local artisans, crafters and nonprofits offering everything from Burning Man-esque LED lights to dream catchers to turquoise

jewelry. There is also a sizeable selection of fried foodstuffs and an overflowing beer and wine garden. This year, the Hyde Park Street Fair runs Friday, Sept. 17, 4-9:45 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-9:45 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. On Friday, the musical lineup includes La Knots,

Audio Moonshine and Steve Fulton Music; on Saturday check out Chris Guiterrez, Lori Flynn, The Quartertons, Prairie Sky Pilots, Jimmy Bivens and Sherpa; and on Sunday catch Ben Burdick, Black Jack Moonshiners, Matt Hopper with Devil Whales and Eileen Jewell. Don’t miss two free capoeira workshops, a

Brazilian martial arts/dance spectacle, at the Drum Central Village Dome on Friday from 5-6 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, 4-9:45 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-9:45 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; FREE, Camel’s Back Park, 1200 Heron St., northend.org.

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FRIDAY-SATURDAY SEPT. 17-18 beer OKTOBERFEST Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen was on the list of bride options for French conqueror Napoleon in the early 1800s. But lucky for beer-swillers and brat-buffs worldwide, Therese decided to shack up with Crown Prince Ludwig I of Bavaria, who would later go on to become king. To celebrate their wedding, in early October 1810 the newlyweds threw one heck of a par ty and horse race, which turned into the inaugural Oktober fest. In 2007, the city of Munich, Germany, where Oktober fest is held, conducted a sur vey of the economic impacts of the gargantuan 16-day beer shitshow on the city. They found that 6.2 million visitors came to Oktober fest in 2007 and consumed more than 6.9 million liters of beer over the span of the festival. Other interesting facts include: 58,446 units of pork knuckles were consumed (yak) and 4,000 items of proper ty lost, including cell phones, wedding rings and crutches. (Sounds a bit like Where’s Waldo Oktober fest.) If you can’t make it to Bavaria this year, celebrate the 200th anniversar y of Therese and Ludwig’s union at local European eater y and beer store Tres Bonne Cuisine. Owners Tom and Barbara Haines will ser ve up a banquet of Weisswurst and bratwurst sausage, beer and live music on Friday, Sept. 17, and Saturday, Sept. 18, from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17-Saturday, Sept. 18, 6-10 p.m., FREE, Tres Bonne Cuisine, 6555 W. Overland Road, 208-658-1364, tresbonnecuisine.com.

SUNDAY SEPT. 19 film MUSICAL MOVIES Sometimes a movie’s music serves to subconsciously push a viewer’s thoughts and emotions in one direction or another. We all know that frantic high violins mean there’s probably someone like Norman Bates on the other side of the shower curtain. Our hearts beat a little faster as we anticipate

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the gruesome death of a virgin/cheerleader/co-ed/ nerd walking alone down a dark street. Before talkies became the next wave of cinema, the score was often performed by live musicians sitting in an orchestra pit, which gave the films a sense of immediacy and turned them into something akin to performance art—real happenings that audiences felt a part of. On Sunday, Sept. 19, Boise Philharmonic, which is revving up for a stellar performance season, brings

Say kim-cheese!

SATURDAY SEPT. 18 kimchi KOREA-AMERICA MANNAM DINNER According to an article on health.com, kimchi is one of the world’s top five healthiest foods due to high amounts of vitamins A, B and C, and lactobacillus bacteria, a digestive aid. A pungent side dish consisting of cabbage fermented in garlic, salt, chili peppers and other spices, kimchi is so popular in its native Korea that people say “kimchi” instead of “cheese” when smiling for pictures. If you’re a fan of this sometimes hard-to-stomach fermented Korean specialty—or the much-easier-to-wolfdown bulgogi, a Korean dish made from thinly sliced beef marinated in soy sauce, sugar, scallions, sesame oil and garlic—be sure to stop by the Idaho Korean Association’s Korea-America Mannam dinner on Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Courtyard by Marriot in Meridian. From noon to 3 p.m., you can check out traditional Korean percussion like jing, janggu and buk, as well as traditional Korean games, paper-folding, knotting and mulberry paper crafts. From 5-7 p.m., there’s an RSVP-only dinner with tae-kwon-do demos, Korean folk songs and folk dancing. Noon- 3 p.m., and 5-7 p.m., FREE, Courtyard by Marriot Boise West, 1789 S. Eagle Road. For more information, call 208-440-7040 or e-mail idahokorean@gmail.com.

that live musical excitement and classic feel to the historic Egyptian Theatre with Musical Movies. Old silent films are paired with organ accompaniment and an original score performed by the talented orchestra. Maestro Robert Franz will conduct composer/organist/ silent film expert Ben Model and the Boise Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra as they play alongside silent movie stars Harold Lloyd in Grandma’s Boy; Buster Keaton in The Scarecrow and

Embarking on the long overdue home improvement project of painting our house led to the inevitable discover y of all of the other things that had to be done first—one of which was replacing three windows. We can’t frame them on the inside because we don’t have them insulated yet, and we didn’t want to re-install the hardware for the drapes just to have to take it all down again. Stapling sheets over the windows was an option, but not a ver y pretty one. On a recent trip (one of way too damn many) to Lowe’s, we found a surprisingly lovely solution: Redi Shades. The pleated paper shades are more attractive and sturdier than we expected, and we had them installed in about one minute. Seriously. They have a strip of strong adhesive across the top (think Post-It notes on steroids) that stuck firmly to plaster and wood. Each shade comes with two lightweight plastic clips, which makes raising and lowering them simple, and with a sharp pair of scissors, they redishade.com can easily be cut to fit. Granted, if the window behind the shade is open and a door is opened or closed somewhere else in the house, they suck against the window like a kid taking a pull off a helium balloon, but a little straightening puts the pleats all back in place, just a tiny wrinkle or two worse for the wear. The shades look so nice that I’ve considered leaving them up for a while. At less than $3 for a box of three, it’s an inexpensive way to make sure that what happens at Casa de Atkins stays at Casa de Atkins. —Amy Atkins

Charley Chase in Dog Shy up on the silver screen. You can either treat it as a typical night at the movies or take advantage of the old Hollywood feel and shrug on your (faux) fur shrug, slip on your spats, don your diamonds and make a glamorous night of it. Sunday, Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m., $18 adults, $12 kids. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., 208-345-0454, egyptiantheatre.net. For more information, visit boisephilharmonic.org.

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8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY SEPT. 15 Festivals & Events HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH—Parade and festival to celebrate Hispanic heritage including music and dancing. 8 p.m. FREE. Basque Block, 601 Grove St., Boise.

Food & Drink DRINKING LIBERALLY—A group of left-leaning individuals gather to talk politics, share ideas and inspire change. The event is a project of Living Liberally, an organization that is all about fostering progressive communities through social networks and events. Third Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. drinkingliberally.org. Solid, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-345-6620.

NOISES OFF!—A farce following the backstage antics of a touring theater troupe. 8:15 p.m. $12-$15. Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-342-2000, www.stagecoachtheatre.com.

Workshops & Classes PERSIAN CUISINE WITH AFSOUN ASKARIHA—Learn to cook aashe reshteh, ghorme sabzi saffron rice and for dessert almond baklava. Wine tastings with every course. 6:30 p.m. $40-$50. Pottery Gourmet, 811 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-3680649.

Art ART SOIREE—Artist demonstrations, live music from Arts West students, wine tasting and more. 6 p.m. FREE. Galerie Belle Ame, Silverstone Plaza, 3405 E. Overland Road, Meridian, 208-9381342, www.galeriebelleame.com.

Talks & Lectures PEDALING REVOLUTION—Political journalist for The Oregonian, Jeff Mapes, will discuss his three-year study of how cycling is affecting urban development, infrastructure and quality of life. 7 p.m. $5. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111, www. thelinenbuilding.com.

Citizen NONPROFIT RESOURCE THURSDAYS—Thinking about starting a nonprofit or already run one? Learn about free and low-cost resources for funding, volunteers and other support. Meet on the third floor. Each month specialists will be available to focus on a specific topic. For more information visit boisepubliclibrary.org or idahononprofits. org. 4-6 p.m. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4200, www.boisepubliclibrary.org.

Workshops & Classes FIREWISE LANDSCAPE: CONCEPTS AND TECHNIQUES—Learn ways to redesign and plant your landscape to create a defensible space to reduce wildfire risk. 6:30 p.m. $10-$15. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, www. idahobotanicalgarden.org.

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.

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THURSDAY SEPT. 16 Festivals & Events ELEGANCE ON THIRD THURSDAY—Kick the jeans and T-shirts and dress to the nines for a glamorous night of dancing and romancing. Music by Beverly and Rex. Sponsored by Vrba Interior Design and Finishes. Ages 21 and older. 7 p.m.-3 a.m. FREE. Owyhee Plaza Hotel, 1109 Main St., Boise, 208-343-4611, www.owyheeplaza.com.

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TEXAS HOLDEM POKER—Play for fun and prizes. 8 p.m. FREE. Dino’s, 4802 Emerald, Boise.

LEND ME A TENOR—A farce in which the lead tenor in an opera company accidentally receives a double-dose of tranquilizers and passes out. 7:30 p.m. $9-$12.50. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-3425104, www.boiselittletheater.org.

NOISE/CD REVIEW HIGH DESERT BAND: CREATURE COMFORTS Kick off your cowboy boots and throw on your dancin’ shoes. With some bands, the music demands that you set aside your BMW-driving, 9-to-5, pent-up personality for a little guitar-pluckin’, finger-lickin’, toe-tappin’, taters-in-your-stewstyle sing-a-long songs. High Desert Band’s Creature Comforts is the type of music to get you out dancing with your kids. The group is comprised of vintage upright bass player and singer Cathy Bourner, songwriter and mandolin player Jerry Firth, guitarist and songwriter Randy Helton, as well as tag-team fiddlers Kayleigh Jack and Dave Daley. Harmonizing by the whole team gives a barbershop quartet feel to the heavy fiddle folk songs. Songs like “Makin’ Noise,” with a chorus of “Well I’d honk, toot, squawk, hoot and growl / then haul off and hoot like a big ole’ owl” and the mid-song Donald Duck impression, are sure to get little ones singing and stompin’, learning the words easily. It makes for a great family chorus on a car ride. “The Road Less Traveled” mentions leaving Boise (the “big city”) by name and talks about taking the slow road to anywhere at all. For “Owyhee Miner’s Lament,” the gang pulled the lyrics out of an antique newspaper from the late 1800s, creating their own arrangement and melody courtesy of Firth. Later the CD gives the band’s version of “Froggie Went a-Courtin’” and ends with the most original “All My Groupies,” a slapstick rendition of the band’s supporters: “Everybody knows / all my groupies wear support hose.” —Andrew Crisp WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


8 DAYS OUT Odds & Ends DIVIDENDS THROUGH DIVERSITY—Hear the stories of seven new-American business owners, followed by a social and business networking hour, hosted beer and wine bar, international dinner prepared by MicroEnterprise Training and Assistance’s catering clients, and ethnic music and dancing. 4:30 p.m. $75. Barber Park Education and Event Center, 4049 S. Eckert Road, Boise, 208-5774577, www.adaweb.net. PLAY WITH WORDS—Open game night, including Scrabble, Boggle and other word games. 7 p.m. FREE. Library at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-562-4996. POKER—Play for fun and prizes. 7 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club, 10206 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-321-1811.

SIXTH ANNUAL SUN VALLEY SPIRITUAL FILM FESTIVAL—A weekend of films, speakers and events about religion and spirituality. Trailers and full schedule at www.svspiritualfilmfestival.org. $8 single event. $100 festival pass. Sun Valley, Idaho.

Festivals & Events HYDE PARK STREET FAIR—More than 120 booths featuring arts, crafts and food. Featuring live music. See pull-out guide in this issue. See Music Guide on Pages 26-27 for bands listings. 4-9:45 p.m. FREE. Camel’s Back Park, 1200 W. Heron St., Boise.

BOISE CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES—Featuring the Gryphon Trio, performing multimedia production of Christos Hatzis’ “Constantinople.” 7:30 p.m. $20-$25. Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise State campus, Boise, 208-426-1609.

On Stage BYE BYE BIRDIE—Classic musical comedy based on Elvis’ entry into the Army, performed over dinner. Order dinner/show tickets for Friday and Saturday at least 24 hours in advance. Dinner at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Price varies. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-385-0021, www.kedproductions.org.

Food & Drink GREETINGS FROM OKTOBERFEST—Make fall tasty with sausages, beer and live music. 6-10 p.m. FREE. Tres Bonne Cuisine, 6555 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-658-1364, www.tresbonnescuisine.com.

Workshops & Classes LEND ME A TENOR—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $9-$12.50. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, www. boiselittletheater.org.

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Concerts

NOISES OFF!—See Thursday. 8:15 p.m. $12-$15. Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-3422000, www.stagecoachtheatre. com. RED LIGHT VARIETY SHOW— Burlesque troupe. 8 p.m. $10. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-4248297, www.visualartscollective. com.

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BOB ROSS STYLE PAINTING—Taught by a certified Bob Ross Instructor, this four-hour oil painting class is suitable for beginners. All supplies included. E-mail derooyd@ cityofnampa.us to register. Noon4 p.m. $45. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858, www. nampaparksandrecreation.org.

Literature ENGLISH MAJORS ASSOCIATION POETRY READING—Poetry reading by Boise State undergraduates. 7 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Bookshop, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3764229, www.rdbooks.org.

SATURDAY SEPT. 18 Festivals & Events CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKET—Open-air market with all manner of local food and products from fresh vegetables to fresh doughnuts, all served from the freshest of vendors. Live music acts, plus local arts and crafts. Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. FREE. Downtown at Eighth Street, 8th and Idaho streets, Boise, www.capitalcitypublicmarket.com. HYDE PARK STREET FAIR—See Friday. 10 a.m.-9:45 p.m. FREE. Camel’s Back Park, 1200 W. Heron St., Boise.

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SIXTH ANNUAL SUN VALLEY SPIRITUAL FILM FESTIVAL—See Friday. Full schedule at www. svspiritualfilmfestival.org. $8 single event. $100 festival pass. Sun Valley, Idaho.

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ABBA-MANIA—ABBA tribute band complete with costume changes and choreography. 7 p.m. $35. Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa, 208468-5555, www.nampaciviccenter.com.

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8 DAYS OUT BYE BYE BIRDIE—See Friday. Dinner at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Price varies. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-385-0021, www. kedproductions.org. LEND ME A TENOR—See Thursday. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. $9$12.50. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, www.boiselittletheater.org. MADE IN THE USA PREVIEWS— Previews of Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking and Aaron Copland’s The Tender Land with live performances by Resident Company singers. 11 a.m. FREE. Opera Idaho, 513 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-345-3531, www.operaidaho. org. NOISES OFF!—See Thursday. 8:15 p.m. $12-$15. Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-342-2000, www.stagecoachtheatre.com.

Concerts

Straight No Chaser SATURDAY OCTOBER 30 EGYPTIAN THEATRE

MORNING MUSIC WITH GRYPHON TRIO—10:30 a.m. FREE. Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise State campus, Boise, 208-4261609.

Food & Drink GREETINGS FROM OKTOBERFEST—See Friday. 6-10 p.m. FREE. Tres Bonne Cuisine, 6555 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-6581364, www.tresbonnescuisine. com.

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Workshops & Classes 3-D HALLOWEEN COOKIES BAKING CLASS—Learn techniques from pastry chef Lerida Miguelarcaina on how to mix, roll, cut, bake, decorate and assemble a 3-D cookie that can be used as a gift or a centerpiece. 2:30 p.m. $40-$50. Pottery Gourmet, 811 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-3680649.

COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE— Two-step, country swing, waltz, cha cha, triple-step, West Coast swing and more on a large wooden dance floor in a smoke-free environment. Discounts for students and active military. 7 p.m. $5-$7. Boise Valley Square and Round Dance Center, 6534 Diamond St., Boise, 208-342-0890.

SUNDAY MARKET—The main floor of the Linen Building becomes an indoor market where shoppers can find locally produced food and goods, including local arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing, food and drink, live music and children’s activities. There will also be live music. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111, www.thelinenbuilding.com.

Animals & Pets DESPERADOS 4-H FUNDRAISER PLAYDAY—Playday, silent auction and raffle. Games include pole bending, keyhole, tomahawk, flag race, speed barrels, figure eight and Dolly Parton race. 9 a.m. $4$20. Ten Mile Riding Club, south side of Columbia Road between S. Cloverdale and S. Eagle roads, Meridian, www.tmrcboise.com.

SUNDAY SEPT. 19 Festivals & Events EAST END MARKET AT BOWN CROSSING—Open-air arts and food market with live music. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. Bown Crossing, Bown Street, end of Parkcenter Boulevard, Boise. HYDE PARK STREET FAIR—See Friday. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Camel’s Back Park, 1200 W. Heron St., Boise. SIXTH ANNUAL SUN VALLEY SPIRITUAL FILM FESTIVAL—See Friday. Full schedule at www.svspiritualfilmfestival.org. $8 single-event. $100 festival pass. Sun Valley.

On Stage THE WOMAN IN BLACK—A young man searches for the identity and story of a woman he saw at a funeral but whom no one is willing to talk about. 7 p.m. $12-$39. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208-336-9221, www.idahoshakespeare.org.

Screen MUSICAL MOVIES— Showings of the silent films Grandma’s Boy, The Scarecrow and Dog Shy with the musical score provided by the Boise Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. $12-$18. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, www. egyptiantheatre.net.

Odds & Ends ROCK PARTY—Hikes, mineral identification, gold panning and activity station covering local archeology and geology. 11:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. $2-$4. Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, 208-368-9876, www.idahomuseum.org.

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Sports & Fitness CELTIC FESTIVAL AND HIGHLAND GAMES—A celebration of the sports, music, dance, heritage and cultural traditions of Scotland and Ireland. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $10. Expo Idaho (Fairgrounds), 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650, www.expoidaho.com.

Odds & Ends BORG MEETING—Boise Robotics Group meetings are held the third Saturday of each month. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. price varies, www.boiseroboticsgroup.org. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-3439895. CAR SHOW—Classic cars on display with a silent auction. Contact pastorbrian79@gmail. com for more info. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $5. Grace Bible Church, 1415 W. Lone Star Road, Nampa, 208466-1751. Dude Howdy by Steve Klamm was the 1st place winner in the 8th Annual Boise Weekly Bad Cartoon Contest.

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Festivals & Events

THE SCREENWRITERS GROUP—Learn and practice pitching your screenplay or project at the Idaho Screenwriters Group, meeting the third Tuesday of every month. For more information, e-mail sherry.ae@ hotmail.com. 6:30 p.m. Idaho Pizza Company, 405 E. Fairview Ave, Meridian, 208-375-4100, www.idahopizzacompany.com.

LIQUID’S TWO-YEAR ANNIVERSARY BASH—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-287-5379, www.liquidboise. com.

PARTY HORS D’ OEUVRES WITH CHEF RYAN LANCASTER—Learn to prepare ginger orange pork skewers and lemonmarinated cheese ravioli. 6:30 p.m. $40-$50. Pottery Gourmet, 811 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208368-0649. PERFORMANCE POETRY WORKSHOP WITH WONDER DAVE—Learn to translate poetry into performance with this workshop sponsored by Big Tree Arts. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Hatch Ballroom, Boise.

Workshops & Classes THE TECHNIQUE AND DIVERSITY OF RISOTTO WITH RANDY KING—BW food blogger Randy King will teach four risotto variations: mango and duck confit; shrimp, edamame and leek; sausage and fennel; and apricot and pistachios. 6:30 p.m. $40-$50. Pottery Gourmet, 811 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208368-0649.

Literature POETRY SLAM—Open performance poetry slam for $100 cash prize. Featured poet is Wonder Dave of Minneapolis. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th, Boise, 208-343-0886, www. neurolux.com.

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MONTHLY MEETING OF VETERANS FOR PEACE—This meeting is open to all who are interested. 7-9 p.m. FREE. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2201 Woodlawn Ave., Boise, 208-344-5731, www. boisefirstucc.org.

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. PABST BINGO NIGHT—Play bingo for PBR, swag and other random stuff found at second hand stores. $1 PBR, Oly, or Rainier cans, or get a “ghetto bucket” (two of each) for $4. 7 p.m. FREE. Donnie Mac’s Trailer Park Cuisine, 1515 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-384-9008, www. donniemacgrub.com.

SCIENCE CAFE—The Discovery Center of Idaho hosts an open dialogue on current research being conducted at Boise State regarding air quality, asthma and health. Held in the basement of Red Feather Lounge. 7-9 p.m. FREE, 208-343-9895, Ext. 245, www.boiseastro.org. Red Feather Lounge, 246 N. Eighth St., Boise.

Workshops & Classes CONCRETE LEAF WORKSHOP—Create a garden ornament using concrete and a large leaf. 6:30 p.m. $20-$25. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208343-8649, www.idahobotanicalgarden.org.

Literature MFA READING SERIESALYSON HAGY—Hagy will read from her new collection of short stories Ghosts of Wyoming. She has written four collections of short fiction and two novels. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Student Union Bishop Barnwell Room, Boise State, Boise, 208-426-1000.

Odds & Ends BOISE UKULELE GROUP—This ukulele group offers instruction and a chance to jam. All levels welcome with no age limit and no membership fees. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Meadow Lakes Village Senior Center, 650 Arbor Circle, Meridian. 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.

Calls to Artists

EYESPY Real Dialogue from the naked city

EMERGING ARTISTS EXHIBIT-CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKET—For info, visit www. boiseweekly.com and click on Emerging Artists Exhibition link at the top of the page, or call Boise Weekly at 208-344-2055.

Volunteers YURT VOLUNTEERS—Volunteers are needed to prep the new Idaho City Yurt site on Saturday, Sept. 25. Camping available. E-mail jditto@idpr. idaho.gov by Wednesday, Sept. 22 to register. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. Beaver Creek Cabin Campground, Beaver Creek Road off Hwy. 21, Boise. More events than you could possibly attend over the course of 8 days at boiseweekly.com.

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Bill Hicks is gone but not forgotten.

NOT AFRAID OF YOU, AFRAID 4 U Just a reminder that Wednesday, Sept. 15, the Linen Building will reverberate with the rockin’ guitar stylings of local fretless master Ned Evett and his band, Triple Double, as they celebrate the release of Evett’s new album, Afraid 4 U, and a big tour with Joe Satriani. To show appreciation for the people who go to the show, Evett will have copies of Afraid 4 U—which doesn’t hit stores until October—for $10 at the show. Show time is 8 p.m., all ages are welcome and cost is $10. Visit nedevett.com for info. For you comedy fans, here’s a bit of great news. Bill Hicks: The Essential Collection (Rykodisc) was released on Sept. 14. Bill Hicks was a Georgia-born oral artist who combined wit, intelligence and a no-fear approach to produce some of the bluest, most hilarious comedy ever. He died of cancer in 1994 and left behind a legacy that no comic yet has been able to top. This new two-CD/two-DVD set contains exclusive material gathered from the late comic’s family and includes grainy footage of Hicks from as far back as 1981. The liner notes written by Henry Rollins, Eric Bogosian, Paul Outhwaite and Clive Anderson. The box set also comes with a download card for an album of Hicks’ music. Visit rykodisc.com or billhicks.com for more information. Do you ever wish that the V in MTV still stood for Videos and not Vapid Spoiled Orange Kids and Very Quickly Aging Ex Rock Stars? Occasionally, you can still see a highquality music video (I’m thinking of Jason Sievers’ work here) and be reminded of how much that complements the music experience. Or you can be in a video and shake whatcho maker gave you. Local hip-hop duo Pleasantville Killerz have returned home from a six-state tour, and on Saturday, Sept. 18, they are going to celebrate with a show and a video shoot. Several performers—including P-Dirt, Souljah Thugs, Public Intox, The Congregation and more—will take the stage. The show starts at 8 p.m. and $6 gets you in the door and a shot at being the next hip-hop video hoochie mama or man. After 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22, each time the door opens at Liquid, reggae refrains and a Chuck E. Cheese kind of cacophony will likely pour out. Solid’s lifepartner celebrates its second birthday with performances from Voice of Reason and Candread and the Rizing Rezistance (see these guys if you haven’t already). Owner Jeremy Aevermann wants to make sure you have as much fun at his party as he does, so this 21-and-older-only throwdown is free to get into and will include drink specials, games, prizes and, according to the poster, “fun.” Can we bring anything? Visit liquidboise.com for more information. —Amy Atkins

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A BULLET WITH BUTTERFLY WINGS Billy Corgan and his new Smashing Pumpkins STEPHEN FOSTER Billy Corgan has always been the leader of the Smashing Pumpkins, responsible for the majority of the songwriting and recording process. But by continuing the Smashing Pumpkins without his bandmates, guitarist James Iha and bassist D’arcy Wretzky—who contributed heavily to the band’s foundation and aesthetic—Corgan risks devaluing the Pumpkins’ legacy. The vehement frontman doesn’t seem to mind. “Vanna, I’d like to buy a vowel. And some decent damn press.” “It’s no secret that I’ve always had a higher view of myself than the rest of the use. And for the next few years, the band was fresh energy. Publicly, I’m not a fan of the world. Do I have something to say? Fuck major label system—I’ve been used and plagued with more drug use and death. yeah, of course I do. I’ve proven that time After Mellon Collie, the Pumpkins weren’t abused by it—and now it’s kind of a thing and time again,” Corgan said. of times past. Waiting around for someone quite able to pull it together again, and in “If I felt the Smashing Pumpkins didn’t to buy something is sort of passe. I wanted 2000 Corgan announced on Los Angeles’ have anything to say musically, then I’m famous KROQ radio that the band would be to get away from the begging part of the just out there making money. If we do have music business.” something to say musically than I’m out play- breaking up, citing emotional, spiritual and So far, there are five songs in the Teargaring my music, for the music’s sake. I’ll let the musical issues. In 2006, despite objections den collection, and Corgan said he aims to from Iha and Wretzky, Corgan reformed the audience decide my relevance in the world.” Pumpkins with Chamberlin. The two put out have it completed in about four years. At the beginning of 1996, the Smashing In the meantime, fans hope for the release the aggressive, hard-rocking Zeitgeist to poor Pumpkins were on top of the music world. of archival live shows. The band was known reviews. Chamberlin left the band in 2009 The band had released the era-defining Meland since then, Corgan has been touring with for putting on intensely powerful live perforlon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, which mances and is rumored to have hundreds of three fill-ins. sold more than 9 million copies and landed “My goal is just to have a great band that hours worth of tape lying around. Unforthem seven Grammy nominations and one can play the music, that I’m inspired to work tunately, the process is caught in a bureauwin. This was on the heels of two equally cratic quagmire with the band’s old label, with and want to make new music with— lauded albums—masterpieces in their own that’s it,” said Corgan. “I don’t do the rent-a- Virgin Records. rights—Gish in 1991 and Siamese Dream in “I definitely plan to, we just can’t get the band thing, I’ll be clear about that. Chemistry 1993. In total, the band would go on to sell deals in place with our old record label,” is incredibly important. We play as a band, 17 million albums worldwide. Corgan said. “There’s a total disconnect from But by the end of ’96, the fame was begin- we eat as a band, we travel as a band. We’re reality there. No matter how many ways we a band through and through.” ning to take a toll. Corgan’s temperamental rephrase it to them they come back with the It’s easy to be skeptical of Corgan’s nature and iconic status made him an easy same shit concepts. They just can’t get out of career choices, but target in the media. the mentality that if they’re not raping you, with his current “It’s a world full then it’s not a good deal to them.” album, Teargarden of people saying a SMASHING PUMPKINS With Bad City Despite his consistently bleak view of the by Kaleidyscope, whole lot of fucking music business, Corgan continues to press the singer says he’s nothing,” Corgan said Thursday, Sept. 16, 8 p.m., $35-$75 experiencing a sense of forward. He’s got a dedicated legion of fans recently when BW KNITTING FACTORY that have stuck with him through thick and artistic renewal. The asked him about the 416 S. Ninth St. 208-367-1212 thin, and he aims to continue writing and 44-track collection is negative press he rebo.knittingfactory.com being released for free creating music on his terms. ceived back then. “I’ll “I like to wake up and work on music as mp3s, one track at tell you one thing: every morning. I’ve got a guitar sitting here a time. Saying something next to me that I’m hoping to play shortly, “I just don’t see people listening to that’s been said a hundred times isn’t saying albums like they used to, so I don’t feel like always trying to keep myself busy. And I’m anything at all.” In 1996, the Pumpkins’ touring keyboard- investing myself in a work and not having it always appreciative of the fans who have been supportive of me,” Corgan said. heard,” said Corgan. ist, Jonathan Melvoin, died of a heroin “In that way, I’m leading a blessed life, “For a long time I’ve thought about givoverdose. Pumpkins’ drummer Jimmy Chamand I’m really grateful. All told, I feel my attiing away music for free, not in a cop-out berlin, who was with Melvoin at the time, tude is the best it’s been in 15 years.” move but in some way that would instill was later fired for his own continuous drug WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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MY NAME IS MUD Les Claypool talks fishing, mudslinging and Primus 2010 STEPHEN FOSTER Les Claypool is a man of many faces. Whether it’s that of an evil pig, Planet of the Apes style primate or creepy long-nosed warlock, Claypool has been known to switch personas mid-concert, employing a variety of masks and disguises. The same can be said on a metaphorical level. Claypool is a man of many sounds, of many bands—Holy Mackerel, Oysterhead, Colonel Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, Colonel Claypool’s Bucket of Bernie Brains and most importantly, ’90s “psychedelic polka” band Primus, who will play “It’s a prime(us) day for a ride, isn’t it gentleman?” “Indubitably.” the Eagle River Pavilion on Monday, Sept. 20. Through it all, the colorful, zany bassist the band. We’ve been called thrash punk, thing. But I think with music, sometimes has developed a distinct style of playing, progressive metal, alternative rock—when a band just clicks. And it was one of those transmogrifying his instrument with unique slapping techniques, whammy bends, tapping times where the band clicked. We were click- we opened for U2 the bill said ‘grunge band.’ It’s more about how you approach the music ing, firing on all cylinders. Even when the and flamenco-style strumming. mud came up I handled it well without being than the music itself—those boundaries tend Boise Weekly recently checked in with to become convoluted over time.” Claypool to see what a normal day is like for too much of a douche bag.” Claypool added that though jamming hapEven in 2010, roughly 25 years after the the bassist extraordinaire. formation of Primus, Claypool still feels like pens more frequently now, it’s more likely to “Today I’m on my way to a meeting with happen with certain songs. the band is clicking with a renewed sense of a couple friends to decide how to sell [some] “Some of the songs, we stick to them and purpose. wine we’ve created. Yesterday I had my son hammer them out. Some of the songs have “If you’d asked a handful of months ago, and a couple of his friends out on the pond open areas to them that we take and stretch I would have said Primus is about nostalgia, on my property, trying to teach them how to but now, it’s Primus 2010, it’s a new window. out. For instance, ‘American Life,’ ‘Eleven’ catch a couple of bass.” ‘Groundhogs Day’ can all get pretty explorI’m excited to look into this window. Jump Not to confuse “bass” (the fish) with atory. It’s cool because for us, a lot of that is in, jump out, whatever the hell,” said Clay“bass” (the instrument). Claypool went on fodder for new material.” pool. “The band is different now from the to talk about his unique way with words, In addition to making music, Claypool is late ’90s because it’s refreshed. At the end of specifically the nicknames he gives people. currently engaged in the wine-making busi“For me, I feel closer to someone if I give the ’90s, Primus was a little stale, so it was ness, a passion he developed after he quit them a nickname, and if someone has gotten time to stop. With Primus right now, there’s smoking pot. an incredible energy. a nickname it means “It’s a sticky thing, but we’re plugging Our drummer, Jay I’m comfortable with along, just making really good wine and sellLane, is a genius at them—a compliment Monday, Sept. 20, with Portugal The Man, ing it to Northern Cali,” he said, “I stopped what he does. Someof sorts. Except some7 p.m., $35-$99.50 smoking pot several years ago. I was getting times we’ll be playing times it doesn’t work EAGLE RIVER PAVILION to where I couldn’t remember things, and I and I’ll think, ‘How out so well. I met this 827 E. Riverside Drive didn’t want to not remember my children’s the hell does he think one guy, and I started 208-938-2933 childhoods. So instead of smoking pot, I to do that?’ and it’s all calling him King landofrock.com began drinking pinot. It became my next vice, very musical. That’s Salabeem. He flipped inspiring for a guy try- so some of my friends and I decided to make out at me and started our own. It’s fun. Keeps me off the street, ing to have his music yelling.” keeps me off heroin.” It’s not the first time Claypool has gotten mind enhanced or something, and it reminds Whether he is making wine, fishing with me of the early days of Primus.” himself in a messy situation. At the infahis son, getting pelted with mud or touring Lately, Claypool has taken fondly to the mous mudslinging melee that was Woodaround the country with Primus, Claypool jam band scene, becoming a mainstay at stock ’94, Claypool and the rest of Primus many of the country’s largest music festivals finds plenty to keep himself busy on a normal were pelted with mud during a rendition of and even opening up Primus tunes to further day. After more than 20 years, he’s not sur“My Name Is Mud.” prised that he’s still doing the rock star thing. exploration. “I remember Woodstock ’94 pretty well,” “Even in the early days, I’d tell people “I play for whoever wants to see me play. he reminisced. “Primus hadn’t even played ‘Primus will go until it’s not fun anymore.’ together for three months so I was backstage I’ve played pretty much every festival except I like to blaze new trails through the jungle, for Lilith Fair. Some are rock related, some before the show, kind of relearning Primus not just the same old path. And now, the are jam related,” Claypool said. “Throughtunes. We were all nervous. It was such a path is fresh and exciting and new.” out time, nobody’s been able to categorize huge audience and this big international WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

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GUIDE WEDNESDAY SEPT. 15

BREAK AS WE FALL—10 p.m. FREE. Tom Grainey’s

JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

ELECTRIC LOVE COBRAS—9 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s Saloon

FRIDAY SEPT. 17

FRIM FRAM FOUR—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

ALEXIS GIDEON—With The Maladroids. 8 p.m. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage

JOHNNY SHOES—6 p.m. FREE. Solid

ALPENFLOW—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid

REBECCA SCOTT BAND—6 p.m. $10. Idaho Botanical Garden

THE BLUE DOOR FOUR—7 p.m. FREE. The Blue Door Cafe

BRIANNE GRAY—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian

MENZINGERS—With Radillac and Strings and Chemicals. 9:30 p.m. $5. Red Room

REGGAE JAM WITH CANDREAD—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid

DUCHESS DOWN THE WELL—10 p.m. $3. Tom Grainey’s

CROOKED FINGERS—With Fauxbois. 8 p.m. $8 adv. $10 door. Neurolux

MINISTRY OF LOVE—With Before the Fall. 6 p.m. $7. Brawl Studios

THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club

GENTLE ROWSER—9:30 p.m. FREE. Piazza Di Vino

THE MONEY SHOTS—9 p.m. FREE. Tom Grainey’s

SHORT FUSE—6:30 p.m. $5. Brawl Studios

MOONDANCE—6:30 p.m. FREE. Sa-Wad-Dee

SMASHING PUMPKINS—With Bad City. 8 p.m. $35-$75. Knitting Factory. See Noise, Page 24.

THE HEAD AND THE HEART—With Neo Tundra Cowboy and Mickey the Jump. 7 p.m. $3. Neurolux

ALIVE AFTER FIVE—With The Stone Foxes and Rebecca Scott. 5 p.m. FREE. The Grove BILLY ZERA—7 p.m. FREE. Sully’s BOURBON DOGS—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown

LIPBONE REDDING AND THE LIPBONE ORCHESTRA—9 p.m. FREE, Reef LOOSE CHANGE—7:45 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub

NED EVETT AND TRIPLE DOUBLE—8 p.m. $10. Linen Building. See Noise News, Page 24.

HYDE PARK STREET FAIR—Featuring Steve Fulton Music, Audio Moonshine and La Knots. 4-:9:45 p.m. FREE. Camel’s Back Park

REBECCA SCOTT—7:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub

DAN COSTELLO TRIO—7 p.m. FREE. Hyde Park Pub

THE MELODRAMATICS—9:30 p.m. $5. Reef

SALLY CRAVEN—7 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-downtown

DYING FAMOUS—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid

OLD DEATH WHISPER—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

SUSPENDED—With Manias, Krystos and Threshold. All ages. 6 p.m. $5. Red Room

Crooked Fingers

JJ GREY—6:30 p.m. FREE. The Record Exchange JJ GREY AND MOFRO—With Cory Mon. 8 p.m. $16-$35. Knitting Factory. See Listen Here, this page. JOHN PROULX—With Jon Hyneman, Phil Garonzik and Kevin Kirk. 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

THURSDAY SEPT. 16 AMUMA SAYS NO—6 p.m. FREE. Modern Hotel and Bar

GUIDE/LISTEN HERE

Smashing Pumpkins

OPEN FIRE, TO THE WIND—6:30 p.m. $7. Brawl Studios

SOUL SERENE—9:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown

RIFF RAFF—9 p.m. FREE. The New Frontier Club

THE STONE FOXES—With Prairie Sky Pilots. 8 p.m. $6 adv. $8 door. Bouquet

THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. $5. The Buffalo Club

YOUR FRIEND PETER GILES—8 p.m. FREE. Reef

SOUL HONEY—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub SPINDLEBOMB—9 p.m. $5. Dino’s

GUIDE/LISTEN HERE

JJ Grey

JJ GREY AND MOFRO, SEPT. 15, KNITTING FACTORY

GRASS WIDOW, SEPT. 18, NEUROLUX

When I first heard of JJ Grey and Mofro, Michael Franti and Spearhead popped into my head, only because of the weird “and (blank)” part of the name. I even figured Grey purveyed jammy, dreadlocky peace, love and reggae jams. Uh, wrong. Grey’s new release, Georgia Warhorse (Alligator Records), is full of gutsy Southern rock and blues with guitars played so hard the strings are about to break. The stormy saxophone sounds like it’s being dragged out of the marsh to help Grey and his gravelly voice lead a procession to chuch—not church, but chuch. Often dressed in a Western-style button-down shirt and well-worn baseball cap, the harmonica-wielding Grey plays music as down-toearth as he appears to be: “I like my cornbread while it’s still piping hot / I love this food lord I can’t get enough / Stick a hand in my plate, you’ll draw back a nub.”

Post-punky, harmonizing surf-rockers Grass Widow aren’t riot grrls. In a statement released to stereogum.com, the trio made their case: “We want to thrive in our scene as musicians, with a focus on our musicianship first, not our gender … We acknowledge that movements of the past created by or affecting women ... are hugely influential, but there is potential for the original sentiments to lose potency if the meaning is misinterpreted or not redesigned for a modern context.” San Francisco’s Grass Widow belts out intertwined vocal harmonies over precise, almost mathy, guitar arrangements and smashing drum beats. Though all three friends share singing duties, their lyrics are often unintelligible, swelling into lovely, dancing waves. Check out the video for “Fried Egg” before Grass Widow rolls into Neurolux on Saturday, Sept. 18. The song features the ladies at a slumber party in a sun-scorched field with a silent-vampire-flick-meetsdusty-old-western vibe. —Tara Morgan

—Amy Atkins With Cory Mon, 8 p.m., $16-$35. Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St., bo.knittingfactory.com.

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GUIDE SATURDAY SEPT. 18 AFTER ABBEY—8 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s THE BLUE DOOR FOUR—7 p.m. FREE. The Blue Door Cafe BONE DANCE—With Profits, Cascabel, Black Cloud and Unhallowed. 7 p.m., $6, Brawl Studios BRANDON PRITCHETT—9:30p.m. FREE. Flatbread-downtown DUCHESS DOWN THE WELL— 10 p.m. $3. Tom Grainey’s GAYLE CHAPMAN—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub GRASS WIDOW—With La Knots. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux. See Listen here, Page 26. HYDE PARK STREET FAIR—Featuring Sherpa, Chris Guiterrez, Lorey Flynn, The Quartertons, Prairie Sky Pilots and Jimmy Bivens. FREE. 10 a.m.-9:45 p.m. Camel’s Back Park JIMMY BIVENS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s NEO TUNDRA COWBOY—With Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats. 9 p.m. FREE. Liquid PLEASANTVILLE KILLERZ VIDEO SHOOT PARTY—With PDirt, Souljah Thugs, The Congregation, Oly Ghost, Public Intox. 8 p.m. $6. Knitting Factory

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RADILLAC—9 p.m. FREE. The Plank ROCK FOR AUTISM—Featuring Hunter Gomez, Brandon James, The Brian Bateman Blend, In the Pause, Neo Tundra Cowboy and Jared Wagner. 6:30 p.m. $10. Bouquet SIDESHOW TATTOO FUNDRAISER—Featuring Beatnik Party, Third Base, Little Miss and The No Names, The Jerkwads, The Meatballs and Sneezzbill and Whitebread. 8 p.m. $5. VAC SIMPLE—With Like a Rocket. 8 p.m. $2. Flying M Coffeegarage SPINDLEBOMB—9 p.m. $5. Dino’s

SUNDAY SEPT. 19 ALLSTAR WEEKEND—Featuring Action Item, School Boy Humor and Stop Drop and Party. 5:30 p.m. $12-$35. Knitting Factory ATMOSPHERE MEET AND GREET—4 p.m. FREE. The Record Exchange

HYDE PARK STREET FAIR—Featuring Eilen Jewell, Matt Hopper with The Devil Whales, Ben Burdick and Black Jack Moonshiners. FREE. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Camel’s Back Park LEE PENN SKY—Noon. FREE. Sun Ray Cafe MATT HOPPER AND THE ROMAN CANDLES—With The Devil Whale and The Head and The Heart. 8 p.m. $6. Bouquet

BLITZEN TRAPPER—6 p.m. FREE. The Record Exchange PRIMUS—With Portugal The Man and Split Lip Rayfield. SOLD OUT. 6 p.m. $35-$95. Eagle River Pavilion. See Noise, Page 25.

RUSS PFEIFER—7 p.m. FREE. Berryhill THE VIBRATORS—With The Hollowpoints and Anticore. All ages. 7 p.m. $8. Red Room

PUNK MONDAY—9 p.m. $2. Liquid

STEVEN TONEY—6 p.m. FREE. Solid

ATMOSPHERE—With Blueprint, Grieves and Budo and DJ Rare Groove. 8 p.m. $25-$50. Knitting Factory

WEDNESDAY SEPT. 22

DJS—Wed: Bad Irish, Balcony, Grainey’s Basement. Thu: Balcony, Cowgirls, Grainey’s. Fri: Bad Irish, Balcony, Catacomb Club, Boise Cafe, Neurolux, Sin, Grainey’s Basement. Sat: Balcony, Boise Cafe, Catcomb Club, Neurolux, Sin, Grainey’s Basement. Mon: Bad Irish, Balcony. Tue: Balcony, Grainey’s.

ALIVE AFTER FIVE—With Jerry Jospeh and Acousticats. 5 p.m. FREE. The Grove

REVEREND PEYTON’S BIG DAMN BAND—6 p.m. FREE. The Record Exchange REVEREND PEYTON’S BIG DAMN BAND—With Larry and his Flask. 10 p.m. $10 adv. $12 door. VAC SCOUT NIBLETT—8 p.m. $5. Neurolux

TUESDAY SEPT. 21

SETTLE—With The Material, Time and Distance, We Are! The New Year, The Paris Funds, 3rd To Last. 6 p.m. $7. Brawl Studios

CARTER FREEMAN—6 p.m. FREE. Solid

THRIFTSTORE COWBOYS—With Warren Jackson Hearne. 9 p.m. FREE. Reef

EVETT AND COSTELLO—8 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel THE HEAD CAT—With Demoni. 8 p.m. $18 adv. $20 door. Neurolux Atmosphere

SONG & DANCE

NETHERFRIENDS—8 p.m. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage Primus

SONNY MOON FOR FOUR—7 p.m. FREE. The Blue Door Cafe

MONDAY SEPT. 20

TREVOR EYRE QUINTET—7 p.m. FREE. The Blue Door Cafe

LIQUID’S SECOND B-DAY BASH—With Voice of Reason and Candread and the Rizing Rezistance. 9 p.m., FREE, Liquid

PARLEY—With The Party Foul 6:30 p.m. $5. Brawl Studios

BLUEGRASS APPRECIATION DAY—Wayfaring Strangers, Council Mountain Bluegrass Band, Soles Rest, High Desert and an open mic. 1 p.m. FREE. Nampa Civic Center GIANT PANDA GUERILLA DUB SQUAD—9 p.m. $7. Reef

BEN BURDICK AND BILL LILES—6 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek Grill

SMOOTH—7 p.m. FREE. Liquid

KARAOKE—Wed: 44 Club, Ha’Penny, Overland, Savvy’s, Shorty’s, Sin, Terry’s. Thu: 44 Club, Hannah’s, Overland, The Plank, Quarter Barrel, Savvy’s, Terry’s, Willi B’s. Fri: 44 Club, Nuthouse, Overland, Sam’s Place, Savvy’s, Sunshine Lounge, Terry’s, Willi B’s. Sat: 44 Club, Cricket’s, Hooligans, Sam’s Place, Savvy’s, Terry’s. Sun: 44 Club, Bad Irish, Balcony, Liquid, Overland, Ranch Club, Savvy’s, Terry’s. Mon: 44 Club, The Buffalo Club, Overland, Savvy’s, Terry’s, Willi B’s. Tue: 44 Club, Cricket’s, Liquid, Lucky Dog, Overland, Savvy’s, Shoty’s, Navajo, Terry’s, Willi B’s. OPEN MICS—Wed: Donnie Mac’s, Thu: O’Michael’s. Mon: 44 Club, Pengilly’s, Library Coffeehouse. Tue: Primo’s. For complete schedule, visit boiseweekly.com.

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NEWS/ARTS ARTS/VISUAL

LOOKING AT IT IN A NEW WAY Bill Carman’s take on Snoopy.

Anika Smulovitz brings contemporary Judaica to Boise State AMY ATKINS

SUCH A SPECTACLE Real estate developers don’t often invest the time and money it takes to commission public art for their buildings. But Rafanelli and Nahas—from the Boise Plaza (formerly the Boise Cascade building)—did, and then took it to a whole new level. They hired an art consultant out of San Francisco to come up with a list of seven well-known public artists, and then flew all of them to Boise and paid them to develop site-specific installation proposals. Out of the seven, Rafanelli and Nahas ultimately selected renowned Philadelphia-based sculptor Ray King. King’s work utilizes glass and light to create hanging, wall-mounted and free-standing geometric sculptural pieces that refract into various colorful patterns depending on the viewer’s position. King has spent more than 20 years in the public art world, showing work internationally in England, Japan, France, Spain and Italy, and has pieces hanging in the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in New York City and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. On Thursday, Sept. 16, King will give an artist’s talk co-sponsored by the City of Boise Department of Arts and Histor y, and Rafanelli and Nahas, at the Boise Plaza on 1111 W. Jefferson St. King will speak on his new project Aqua—his first in Idaho—which will involve 106 stainless steel cables and 2,144 two-inch, dichroic glass squares running from floor to atrium in the Boise Plaza. King will speak from 5:30-7 p.m. and refreshments will be provided. For more info on King, visit rayking.nu. For further questions about the talk, call Karen Bubb at 208-4335677 or email kbubb@cityofboise.org. Speaking of color ful glass, a number of illustrator Bill Carman’s new pieces at Basement Gallery include swirly ar t nouveau-ish eyewear. Works like Elegant Eyeware Specialist, which depicts a wispy, white-haired tea drinker in a suit and tie peering through multi-lensed spectacles, and Granny Devil, a horned creature with purple lips and a shiny, purple monocle, demonstrate a steam-punkish aesthetic. Other themes Carman plays with in his new show include tall top hats and walking trees. Carman’s new exhibit is on display at Basement Galler y through Saturday, Oct. 16. —Tara Morgan

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Torah pointer, mezuzah, tallis. In the hands of local artist and Boise State professor Anika Smulovitz, these items retain their form, but take on a differently profound significance as works of art as she explores the symbols of Judaica. In her upcoming solo exhibit, “Contemporary Judaica,” which runs through Friday, Oct. 22, at the Visual Arts Center at Boise State, Smulovitz’s work with Judaica shows not only a study of the religious import of items but also an examination of Jewish not an interrogation of religion. It is instead culture through these objects and an exploraan exploration of Judaism through valued tion of their ritual importance. objects important to its practice. But by taking Smulovitz, who has been teaching art at Boise State for seven years, will serve as interim objects out of the sacred realm and into the secular, an artist runs the risk of sacrilege. chair for the fall semester while department chair Richard Young is on sabbatical. Interest- For example, one of Smulovitz’s pieces in the Jewish Museum is a Torah pointer with sand ingly, it was on her own sabbatical about two encased on the end where it is held and a wheel years ago that this particular exhibit began to where the pointer would be. In her description take shape. of the piece on her website, Smulovitz explains, Smulovitz has long studied Judaica both academically and artistically—one of the pieces “The wheel pointer can be interpreted as a metaphorical connection to the Jewish people’s she contemplated using in the exhibit is her early forced nomadic life or any of the other BFA thesis piece from 1997. And a couple of exiles that have been endured throughout Jewyears ago, two of her Torah pointers became ish history. It can also symbolize a surveyor’s part of the permanent collection at the Jewish wheel in reference to the use of the Torah in Museum in New York. While attending the the current territory disputes in Israel.” opening of that exhibit, Smulovitz discovered It is a sublime piece, but the pointer has a renewed interest in exploring Judaica in a been rendered unuscontemporary sense. able for its intended “When I was an purpose. Daniel undergrad, I thought The exhibit runs through Friday, Oct. 22. An Belasco holds a Ph.D. I would go solely into artist’s reception at Gallery One and Daniel from the Institute of making Judaica,” said Belasco’s lecture in the Student Union BuildFine Arts, New York Smulovitz, an artist ing are Thursday, Oct. 7, and are free and open to the public. and is the Henry well-known for her J. Leir Associate metal work, especially VISUAL ARTS CENTER, GALLERY ONE Liberal Arts Building Curator at the Jewish her jewelry. “That’s one 1910 University Drive Museum. He is also of the reasons I chose artdept.boisestate.edu/VAC an art historian speUniversity of Wisconcializing in post war sin to go to grad school and contemporary because there was a art and design. Belasco will give a lecture Jewish professor there who did Judaica. I’ve at the Student Union Building on Thursday, continued to make Judaica through the years, Oct. 7, as part of Smulovitz’s exhibit. In his but … the acquisition of the work into the lecture, he will discuss “five key methods Jewish Museum really got me back into lookartists use to create contemporary Judaica: ing at this work.” chance operations, mash-up, hybridization, Utilizing sacred iconography as a way to repurposing and inversion.” explore humanity’s relationship with faith When asked via e-mail if he thought is a theme many artists have pursued, often Smulovitz’s work veered into sacrilegium, or if pushing the boundaries of what the faithful because it is finely crafted high art, it tranfind acceptable—Cavallaro’s Chocolate Jesus scends any kind of sacred vs. secular argument, or Serrano’s Piss Christ. But where works Belasco had this response: like that question faith, Smulovitz’s Judaica is

Anika Smulovitz: A menorah explora’.

“I consider Anika Smulovitz one of the leading American artists exploring the possibilities in using the forms of Judaica to ask important questions about Judaism and Jewish culture,” Belasco wrote. “Far from either degrading the sacred utility of ritual objects or getting caught in some endless spin cycle of debate between sacred and secular, her objects make us think about ritual in new and important ways. They in fact invigorate the often moribund conversation around ritual, which generally gets a bad rap in our culture as rote, mindless or repetitive. “Anika’s Judaica makes ritual exciting and new, relevant and fresh. They enlighten us about ancient debates and practices that can shed light on contemporary issues, and vice versa. To make great Judaica is no easy task, because it involves both a deep knowledge of tradition as well as an artist’s intuitive ability to invest that tradition with creativity.” Because an Idaho audience may not, on the whole, be very familiar with Judaism or Judaica, Smulovitz wanted to make sure that viewers could connect with this body of work. Each piece encased behind plexiglass is accompanied by a plaque that explains what the piece’s functionality is and her inspiration behind it. Tree of Life (Torah pointer) is a piece in hand-forged sterling silver, in which the cylindrical shape has been modified and the “pointer” emerges from a concave leaf. “The Torah is referred to as the tree of life. This torah pointer honors this title and the Torah’s reverence and connection to nature. “I think this is going to be an interesting learning experience for anyone who wants to partake in the exhibit and the lecture,” Smulovitz said. “It’s definitely something that may never have been done in Idaho, certainly not a contemporary Judaica exhibit.” WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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A HISTORY LESSON OR TWO OR THREE Two hits, one miss at TIFF GEORGE PRENTICE Do directors swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? I hope not. It’s conventional wisdom that everything from Beckett to Chariots of Fire took historical liberties to tell a compelling story. No fault, no foul. And if anyone is getting their education from Oliver Stone movies, they have a bigger problem than just making bad choices. Three very different historical biopics made North American premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival this past week. Two succeeded. And the one that didn’t may have let the facts get in the way of good drama. Robert Redford knows a thing or two about telling a true story, either as director (Quiz Show) or producer (All the President’s Men), and his latest effort is grand ... at least in scope. The Conspirator tells the little-known tale of Mary Surratt, the lone female accused in the assassination plot of Abraham Lincoln. The backdrop is big: a nation in crisis in the midst of war. The themes are big: constitutional rights of war criminals. Unfortunately, the movie is big as well. About 20 minutes too big. And while painstaking detail was put into sets, scenery and costumes, character development didn’t receive the same treatment. James McAlvoy anchors the film, which also features Kevin Kline, Tom Wilkinson and Evan Rachel Wood. Redford brought the movie to TIFF in search of a distributor. I hope he finds one. History buffs will probably love the movie. The rest of us, I’m not so sure. Fast forward about 70 years for the setting of another historical drama. The King’s Speech is a little-known tale of George VI, who would become King of England. Colin Firth plays the man who would rule the British Empire following the sudden death of his father and the

A young woman is filled with “Conviction” as she tries to help overturn her brother’s “Conviction” for murder in this film based on a true story.

even more sudden abdication of his brother. But the success of the film is based not on its grand backdrop but its intimate consideration of George’s battle with stuttering. A generation earlier or a generation later and the world may never have known about his problem. Twenty years prior there really wasn’t any radio broadcasting, and a king needn’t do much more than pose for a photograph. Twenty years later and a radio broadcast could have been taped or even edited. But when George VI was king, there was only one acceptable method of communicating: live radio. At the urging of his wife, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter), the king employs an unorthodox Australian speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). The scenes between Firth and Rush are a master class. But the real star may be the script. Author David Seidler had strong motivation. “Very simply, the reason I wrote this is because I was a stutterer,” Seidler told me following a screening. “I had a terrible stammer,” he said. “So my parents told me to listen to the radio. They told me in hushed tones that the king was a stutterer, too. I would listen to his speeches and he became my hero. I always knew I would tell this story.” Firth, Rush, Seidler and director Tom Hooper are already facing questions about the dreaded phrase, “Oscar buzz.”

“Even if you had a prevailing feeling about a nomination, there’s no way to sustain it,” admitted Firth. “If people are throwing baubles at you, it makes up for the years of rotten tomatoes.” Oscar buzz is also swirling around Hilary Swank, who already has two golden statuettes on her mantel. She stars in Conviction, another film based on a true story. Swank plays Betty Anne Waters, an unemployed high school dropout and single mother who puts herself through law school in order to clear her brother (Sam Rockwell) of murder. For my money (even after exchanging for Canadian currency), this is Rockwell’s movie. He scorches the screen. And this may turn out to be one of the best years for supporting actor performances. Minnie Driver plays Water’s law school friend who assists with the case. There are many ways to weave a true story into a compelling movie. Conviction’s director Tony Goldwyn dares to jump around rather than offer a chronological timeline. While some may struggle with the imperfection of his method, it was quite valid (who remembers everything chronologically?). When Conviction ended and the lights came up, the audience erupted into applause as they acknowledged the real-life Betty Anne Waters standing in the theater. Were there some liberties taken in the film? Probably. Did Waters care? Not one bit.

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St., Boise, 208-342-4222, www.theflicksboise.com.

Room, Boise State, Boise, 208-426-1000.

ACLU CIVIL RIGHTS FILM SERIES—Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edges of Free Speech is a documentary exploring the current and historic examples of cases in which the limits of free speech have been explored. Sunday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m. $11. The Flicks, 646 Fulton

ME FACING LIFE: CYNTOIA’S STORY—A documentary about trying teens as adults and sentencing young people to life in prison, followed with a discussion led by criminal defense attorney Tom McCabe. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 5:30 p.m. FREE. Student Union Bishop Barnwell

MUSICAL MOVIES—See silent films Grandma’s Boy, The Scarecrow and Dog Shy with music provided by Boise Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. See Picks, Page 19. Sunday, Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m. $12-$18. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.,

Boise, 208-345-0454, www. egyptiantheatre.net.

Patricia Clarkson and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s Alexander Siddig. (PG) Flicks

Opening

EASY A—A student crafts a new image by spreading rumors about herself. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

CAIRO TIME—A journalist on her way to meet her husband in Cairo struggles with her attraction to his best friend as they explore Cairo. Stars

I’M STILL HERE—Documentar y about Joaquin Phoenix, his troubled personal life and his attempt to transition

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from being a film star to a rapper. (R) Flicks

Continuing THE AMERICAN—George Clooney plays an assassin hiding out in Italy after trying to leave his profession behind him. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 DESPICABLE ME—Armed with a barrage of high-tech weaponry, the villainous Gru (Steve Carell) is plotting to steal the moon when three orphaned girls get in his way in the first CGI feature from Universal. (PG) 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 career-boost. The scheme backfires when he brings Barry (Steve Carell). (PG13) Edwards 22 Taking local music to the tube.

BOISE SONG TALK When James Coberly Smith retired in Boise a couple of years ago, he picked this city in part because of its music scene. He felt he could pursue his own singing and songwriting, as well as be around other musicians he could learn something from. What he was most interested in learning from them, however, was not how to play—Smith is an accomplished guitarist in his own right—but local musicians’ motivation behind their own music, specifically their songwriting. He went to Treasure Valley Community Television, got himself a time slot and invited a handful of musicians to come in and, on camera, answer Smith’s questions about their songwriting method and play a song or two. What Smith now has is 10 episodes of Boise Song Talk. Each show was taped on a relatively sparse set with wooden chairs and a table he brought from home. A painting that sits center stage between Smith and his guest (see above) was one someone did specifically for his show. Smith starts each episode playing a few notes on his 12-string guitar. He then poses a rhetorical question: “Songs. What are these songs? Well consider this.” He sings a few bars of something—say, “Unforgettable”—with his left hand held out like Lady Justice’s scale and then holds his right hand out in the same way and sings something he feels is the tune’s total opBegins airing posite, like “Wild Thing.” Smith Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 9 p.m. finishes by saying, “Completely Airs every Tuesday at 9 p.m. different songs, but they both and again on Thursdays work.” Smith, a cheerful, talkat 11 a.m. on TVCTV ative guy introduces his guest, Channel 11 and streaming on TVCTVonline.org. the camera pans to him or her, and for the next 20 minutes or so, Smith asks his guests what makes their songs work. And he does ask them to perform at least twice. Smith said he’ll wait to see how the show is received before taping any more, but for now he has interviews with well-known locals Andy Byron, Dan Costello, Jeremiah James, Dale Keys, Kelly Lynae, John “Johnny Shoes” Pisano, Bernie Reilly, Rebecca Scott, Travis Ward and Ryan Wissinger in the bag. Based on only one episode, the show could come across as a platform for Smith to get exposure for his own music. But after watching the three that feature James, Lynae and Ward, Boise Song Talk begins to take a more well-rounded shape. Smith is the first to admit that the production quality is a little rough—the stage no fancier than the basements and garages where the first cable-access TV shows were taped many years ago. But Smith and Boise Song Talk does offer a more intimate view of local musicians whose songs many of us are familiar with but whose inspirations we may not have known. —Amy Atkins WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

EAT, PRAY, LOVE—On the heels of a painful divorce, a woman (Julia Roberts) sets out to explore the world and seek her true destiny. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 THE EXPENDABLES—A group of mercenaries undertake a near-impossible operation to overthrow a dictator in South America. (R) Edwards 22

GET LOW—A hermit (Robert Duvall) asks a mortician (Bill Murray) to help him stage a living funeral so that he can know what people have to say about him. (PG-13) Flicks 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 GOING THE DISTANCE—Justin Long and Drew Barrymore star in a romantic comedy about the trials and tribulations of a longdistance relationship. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 INCEPTION—Leonardo DiCaprio stars in this sci-fi thriller as a skilled thief who can steal valuable secrets from someone’s subconscious. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22, Edwards IMAX THE LAST EXORCISM—A horror film in which a minister known for performing exorcisms allows a documentary crew to attend his last hurrah. (PG-13) Edwards 22 LEGENDARY—Skinny, nonathletic Cal (Devon Graye) joins his high school wrestling team after his father’s death. Cal needs help from his missing brother. (PG-13) Flicks

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SCREEN/LISTINGS MACHETE—An ex-Federale seeks revenge on his former employers who tried to have him killed in this feature-length adaptation of a trailer Robert Rodriguez shot for Grindhouse. (R) Edwards 9, 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

SCREEN/MOVIE TIMES WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 15-TUESDAY, SEPT. 21 THE AMERICAN—

Edwards 9: W-Th: 2:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10:10 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:05, 2:30, 4:55, 7:25, 10:15

CAIRO TIME—

Flicks: F-Su: 1:10, 3:10, 5:10, 7:10, 9:10; M-Tu: 5:10, 7:10, 9:10

DESPICABLE ME—

Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:50, 4:05, 6:50, 9

DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS— Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:45, 3:25, 6:45, 9:15 EAT PRAY LOVE—

Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:30, 5:20, 8:20 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:25, 3:30, 6:25, 9:25

EASY A—

Edwards 9: F-Tu: 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:40 Edwards 22: F-Tu: 12:15, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:40

THE EXPENDABLES— THE OTHER GUYS—Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg star as cops who get a chance to step up and improve upon their “B team” status but things don’t quite go as planned. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE 3D—Alice (Milla Jovovich) and her group that survives zombie apocalypse join the 3D bandwagon. Looking for safety in Los Angeles turns into an orchestrated trap. (R) Edwards 9, 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 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 and directed by Shaun of the Dead’s Edgar Wright. (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 22 TOY STORY 3—The good old toys are back but Andy is all grown up and off to college. The toys are donated and must survive the constant craziness of a daycare center. (G) Edwards 22 TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE—Seattle may be ravaged by violence and turmoil, but Bella Swan is up to her usual airheaded ways as she continues on in the critical struggle of deciding who to love: the coiffed and diamond-skinned Edward or Jacob, the ever-shirtless teen heartthrob. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 VAMPIRES SUCK—A parody of vampire movies, most notably the Twilight saga. (PG-13) Edwards 22 WILD GRASS—When Georges (Andre Dussollier) finds the stolen wallet of Marguerite (Sabine Azema) he becomes unexpected attracted to her despite their age. In French with English subtitles. (PG) Flicks

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Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:45, 4:15, 7:05, 9:35

GET LOW— Flicks: W-Th: 5, 7:20, 9:30; F-Su: 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:20, 9:30; M-Tu: 5, 7:20, 9:30 THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE—

Flicks: W-Th: 4:20, 7,

9:25; F-Su: 1:30, 4:20, 7, 9:25; M-Tu: 4:20, 7, 9:25 GOING THE DISTANCE—

Edwards 9: W-Th: 2:20, 5, 7:25, 9:50

Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:40, 2:55, 5:15, 7:50, 10:15 I’M STILL HERE—

Flicks: F-Su: 12:25, 2:35, 4:45, 7:05, 9:20; M-Tu: 4:45, 7:05, 9:20

INCEPTION—

Edwards 9: W-Th: 2:50, 6:10, 9:20 Edwards 22: W-Th: 6:55, 10:05

INCEPTION IMAX—

Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:30, 4:40, 7:50

THE LAST EXORCISM—

Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:50, 3:15, 5:35, 7:45, 10:05

LEGENDARY—

Flicks: W-Th: 5:05, 7:15, 9:35

MACHETE—

Edwards 9: W-Th: 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:15, 2:40, 5:05, 7:40, 10:10

NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS—

Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:15, 3:50

THE OTHER GUYS—

Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:50, 4:20, 7, 9:30 Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:20, 4, 7:15, 9:45

RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE—

Edwards 9: W-Th: 2, 4:50, 7:30, 10

Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 10 RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE 3D—

SALT—

Edwards 22: W-Th: 12, 1, 2:20, 3:20, 4:40, 5:40, 7, 8, 9:30, 10:20

Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:10, 2:45, 5, 7:35, 9:55

SCOTT PILGRIM VERSUS THE WORLD— Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:40, 4:30, 7:10, 9:40 THE SWITCH—

Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:25, 4:10, 6:40, 9:05

TOY STORY 3—

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

TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE—

Edwards 9: W-Th: 2:30, 6:40, 9:35 Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:35, 4:35, 7:30, 10:10

VAMPIRES SUCK— WILD GRASS—

Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:30, 3:35, 5:45, 7:55, 10 Flicks: W-Th: 4:40, 7:05, 9:15

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 O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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2010 SOUTHERN IDAHO CYCLOCROSS SERIES—Series is comprised of eight races at multiple locations held Sept. 25-Nov. 14. No pre-registration. See www.cxidaho.com for full schedule. $25 per race. $125 for whole series. ADULT BASKETBALL LEAGUE— Each team will play eight games followed by a double-elimination tournament. All games will consist of two 20-minute halves. Register online by Tuesday, Dec. 7. $10-$15 per player. $395 per team. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858, www.nampaparksandrecreation.org.

The writer’s friend, Michael Reay. Reportedly, the fish were trembling.

ONE FISH, TWO FISH, RIVER FISH, CITY FISH Armed with a light-weight cheapo Shakespeare rod, a pack of weights, silver and gold Panther Martin spin lures, some plain two-prong hooks and a container of nightcrawlers, I headed down to the water. The bank next to the Ninth Street bridge crossing Boise River was too crowded by foliage, and I got stuck in a tree. So I re-maneuvered, moving up to the cement support plunked into the river. From there, I had much better distance, and my arms were free to cast. Rivers tend to be easier to fly fish, but the finesse needed for the art of fly fishing isn’t a skill easily honed by many. With the right tools, however, even novice fishermen can find luck on the water flowing right through metropolitan Boise. Rather than an overhand cast, I opted for a side swing, something like a baseball player at bat. Casting easily without much oomph, I followed the advice of fisherman Sam Burbank, examiner.com’s Boise Fishing Examiner. Burbank and other Boise River anglers advocate an information-intensive approach to the river. He suggests obtaining water level data from the United States Geological Survey website, the fishing report from Idaho Department of Fish and Game, which stocks the river, as well as a knowledge of your prey, whether it be rainbow or brown trout, mountain whitefish, catfish, carp or large and smallmouth bass. By knowing where these critters like to hide, you can outsmart the fish. Put all that information together, and you can predict how best to tackle the river. I followed Burbank’s advice on casting technique. I shot the lure upstream, letting it flow down the river a bit, sinking below the sur face by keeping the rod down. The lure’s metal weight spun around the bright green bait, which hopefully looked like a tasty snack to trout as it hung in the water. Reeling fast to avoid the bottom, I continued this approach the length of the river, following it leisurely, stopping to cast wherever it pleased me. The best spots were off the small island created when the river runs high beneath Friendship Bridge. There I caught three rainbow trout, all the size of my hand, palm to finger-tip. Another good spot was downstream, directly across from Boise State’s football training complex. There, between the coast and a sandbar, the water gets deeper and fish hide below. I caught another four rainbows, only slightly smaller than the previous trio. When going urban, my advice is to resist the urge to fish off bridges. The high vantage point may offer good casting, but it won’t let the bait sink low enough to lure any fish. And if you catch something off the bridge, you’ll never get it in—especially if you’re after one the river’s monsters. —Andrew Crisp WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

ST. LUKE’S WOMEN’S FITNESS CELEBRATION 5K WALK, RUN, AND STROLL—Walk, run and stroll to be held Tuesday, Sept. 21, “for the ladies.” Contact sgordon@sierratradingpost to register. Sierra Trading Post, 530 E. Sonata Lane, Meridian, 208898-0261.

Recurring BOISE WOMEN’S RUGBY—The Boise Women’s Rugby Team is looking for more players to practice twice a week, no matter your size or shape. Visit sites.google. com/site/boisewomensrugby for more info. Mondays, Fridays, 6:30 p.m. Hillside Junior High school, 3536 Hill Rd., Boise, 208-854-5120. FAMILY NIGHT—Quality entertainment and a meal at an affordable price. Check out special family pricing every Wednesday night 6:30-8:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, including skate rentals, www.cityofboise.org/ parks/iceworld. Idaho IceWorld, 7072 S. Eisenman Road, Boise, 208-331-0044. IDAHO ATV ASSOCIATION— Third Tuesday of every month. 7 p.m. Idaho Pizza Company, 405 E. Fairview Ave, Meridian, 208375-4100. www.idahoatv.org. TREASURE VALLEY SCRABBLE CLUB—Scrabble Heads of the world, unite! All skill levels welcome. First and Third Sunday of every month, 6-9 p.m. For information, call Ben at 208888-6938 (evenings). Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1315 N. Milwaukee, Boise, www.barnesandnoble.com.

Fish & Game WOOLLYBUGGER MEETING— Children ages 7-16 are invited to join the largest fly fishing club in North America for monthly meetings. Family membership fees are $20 per year (fee is per family not per child). Idaho Fish and Game Headquarters, 600 S. Walnut St., Boise. 208-3228118, www.bvff.com.

Events & Classes PILATES CLASSES—Mondays, noon and Thursdays, 10 a.m. $8-$12. Ophidia Dance and Art Studio, 4464 Chinden Blvd., Suite A, Garden City, 208-4092403, www.myspace.com/danceophidia. For more rec events, visit boiseweekly.com.

Space porn? Nope. Halo Reach.

GAMERS, WE SALUTE YOU Two weeks ago, writer Michael Lafferty made his debut with BW on Cobweb, and the first thing you can expect from him is regular video game coverage. Lafferty will preview games released each month, with a few reviews of notable releases in the mix. The following is an excerpt from a piece Lafferty posted about what’s up and coming in September. We’ll publish reviews of selected games in Rec in the coming weeks. HALO: REACH This is a prequel to the original story of Halo with the SPARTAN squad taking on the Covenant on a fortress world. Ranking as one of the most anticipated 360 titles of the year, Reach (the name of the world) features frenetic combat and could well be the best game of the series. Bungie’s Halo is one of those games that has immediate name recognition for gamers. Released Tuesday, Sept. 14, for Xbox 360. DEAD RISING 2 Humor, gore and zombies. The weaponconstruction system is back, multiplayer is available, and there are a lot of goofy costumes that can be worn when splattering the various casinos and shopping areas with the gray matter of the mindless. I saw this game at a Capcom Captivate media event in Hawaii at the start of summer, and it was certainly entertaining. Tongue is placed firmly in cheek for this one. The lead character has the name of a fictitious company/racing team on the back of his leather jacket—that’s actually the name of one of Capcom’s bigwigs spelled backward. Releases Tuesday, Sept. 28, for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. GUITAR HERO: WARRIORS OF ROCK Gene Simmons provides the narration voice for the title that utilizes a pre-determined set list as players embark on the game’s quest mode—a first for the series. The goal is to level up, battle the “Beast” of the underworld and free the demigod of rock. The music is all classic rock and metal. Fans of the Activision series should find the set list appealing. Releases Tuesday, Sept. 28, for Xbox 360, PC, PS3 and Wii. FINAL FANTASY XIV ONLINE The game will look great but did Square Enix take the lessons learned about MMOs and the Western market to heart in designing this game? The game purportedly will release with 3-D technology (if your machine is older, you may not be able to see the it that way), but the real make-or-break—especially with several other solid MMOs set to release this year—will be in the game play. Releases Thursday, Sept. 30, for PC.

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

LA BELLE VIE Cupcakes at Pamela’s. You can eat just one.

CUPCAKES, DIM SUM AND A BARBACOA UPDATE

GLENN LANDBERG

The first time I had a slice of cake from Eagle baker y Pamela’s, I told the party host it was the best cake I’d ever had. At ever y party I’ve thrown since, I’ve ser ved a Pamela’s cake and let me tell you—almost ever y one of my guests tells me it’s the best cake they’ve ever had. It’s no secret we’re big fans of Pamela’s Baker y, but what is a little-known secret is that some of us are big fans of food related reality shows. No Reser vations? Um, yes, please. Who doesn’t love watching the tattooed Anthony Bourdain suck down animal entrails? Master Chef? Check. (P.S. What was Sharone thinking with the sculpin liver dish?) Iron Chef? Yes, if it’s the version in Japanese, mind you—none of that William Shatner business. Now put those two favorites together and what we almost had was Pamela Hoevel of Pamela’s on Cupcake Wars, on which competitors who fancy themselves top bakers beat each other up over who can make the best cupcake, sometimes with strange cupcake ingredients like lox and nori. No such luck, unfortunately. After chatting up the show’s casting director for a possible spot on the show, Hoevel had to pass because she’ll be too pregnant to compete. Bummer. Hoevel says the show will call again, and in the meantime she’s training Rocky-style—if Rocky were a cupcake baker rather than a badass boxer, that is. She’s added a cupcake menu to her line of baked goods and holy cupcake, Batman, there are 33 different flavors to choose from. Chaiflavored, caramel-injected, sprinkle-topped, cream-filled, nut-garnished, coconut-dusted, buttercream-frosted ... One will set you back $2.95, in-store flavors change weekly, and special orders need 48 hours. 360 S. Eagle Road, 208-938-6585, pamelasbakery.com. In other baker y news, the current status of Yen Ching Bakery: now (re-re)open. More notable, however, is the recent addition of a dim sum menu at Yen Ching with almost 20 options including the rather authentic chicken feet with black bean sauce option. 305 N. Ninth St., 208-384-0384, yenchingboise.com. And if you missed it earlier this week at boiseweekly.com, Citydesk reported on the status of Barbacoa’s rebuild. A massive replacement has been going up in the former restaurant’s location off Parkcenter, and so far it looks more like a fortress than a restaurant. The new building, according to Citydesk, has a larger footprint, 29-foot-tall walls and—what is perhaps the most significant, cool addition so far—a rooftop patio.

Twenty years ago my husband and I vacationed in Europe. Though downtown Nampa has come a long way in the last few years, nothing We spent two days sightseeing in Paris, and after a whirlcould’ve prepared me for La Belle Vie. The restaurant occupies a quaint bunwind tour of the Louvre Museum we sat at a sidewalk cafe galow on a side street near Flying M Coffeegarage. Pulling open the front door and enjoyed a delicious dinner that was prepared with feels like walking into your good friend’s housewarming party—it’s warm and fresh, seasonal ingredients. A recent meal at La Belle Vie uncluttered; they’ve been expecting you. Though the spot bills itself as a French in downtown Nampa reminded me of the simple Parisian cafe, it doesn’t wear the theme on its sleeve. You won’t find wine bottles topped meal we still remember two decades later. with dripping candlesticks or accordion music wafting through the air. La Belle It’s no wonder. The restaurant’s co-owners have both Vie keeps it classy with heavy, dark wood tables and framed, patterned wallpaspent time in France. Chef Julie Free lived there for several per. From my seat, I could see through the window in the kitchen door to a shelf years with her husband, and Chef Cathy O’Connell has stacked with teal, chocolate and moss green plates. It looked like a page torn traveled around the country. Both were influenced by what straight from Martha Stewart Living. That deliberate minimalism, it turns out, they tasted. is a palate cleanser “We like to call for the culinary it French-inspired adventure ahead. rather than strictly La Belle Vie’s French cooking,” lunch, brunch and said O’Connell. dinner menus change The menu of monthly, dependcasual fare changes ing on what’s local monthly, allowand seasonal. At the ing the seasons to start of September, influence the dishes the dinner options served. This month were heavy on the you’ll find ripe summer squash, peaches atop whole with bell peppers grain waffles ($8) and chevre makon the brunch menu ing a solid showand sweet grapes ing. Our appetizer, complementing in fact, the chef’s champagne vinaichoice C’est La Vie grette in the “Ooh sampler plate ($8), La La” salad ($4.50) combined all three at lunch and dinner. to great success. The chefs also grind Fresh carrot, celery fresh flour from and red bell pepper whole grain wheat crudites dunked LA BELLE VIE to create delectable in a house-made, 220 14th Avenue South, mini challah braids that are served with whipped creamy cucumber dill dip tempered the rich tang of Nampa, 208-466-0200 honey butter. goat cheese and mixed olive bruschetta. A bowl of labellevienampa.com My husband and I were joined for dinner by our lightly salted cayenne curry peanuts and raisins made Tue. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Wed.-Fri. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., friends, a restaurateur and his wife, an executive, on a way for the piece de resistance, two mini zucchini with Sat. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. recent Friday evening. By meal’s end we all wished we still-attached, chevre-stuffed squash blossoms. Oh, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Closed Mon. lived a little closer to downtown Nampa. sweet lord. On the C’est La Vie appetizer plate ($14), the And it only got better from there. The soup of the blossoms on four finger-length zucchini were stuffed with day, a Southwestern corn chowder ($4.50 cup, $6 bowl), was at once delicate chevre and the tiny squashes were cooked to crisp tenderand hearty, with flecks of bell pepper and sweet corn swirled in a creamy broth ness. The fruity bouquet of a 2008 pinot grigio from Zoso light and comforting it made me ache for my slippers. The chevre salad, too, nin vineyard in Italy ($15/bottle) complemented the goat was out of this world, with warm discs of pecan-crusted goat cheese hovering cheese’s distinctive tang. The appetizer plate also included over bitter mixed greens and sweet dried cranberries. The salad, like everything crostini with tapenade and tortellini with pesto. we had tasted up to that point, was so thoughtfully seasoned and dressed it Dinner entrees came with the choice of soup du jour or shrugged off the requisite shakes of salt and pepper. salad. The executive swooned over a piping hot bowl of Our entrees, dill butter salmon on basmati rice ($18) and herbed gnocchi creamy corn soup gently accented with spicy Hungarian ($14), both with summer veggies, were two of the lighter options on a list litpepper. The rest of us enjoyed salads that were lively with tered with steak and Cornish game hen. Though the salmon was a substitute ripe ingredients. entree for the halibut that evening, the execution was notably lacking. The The New York steak ($24) topped with garlicky chiwhite rice was an uninspired pairing with the salmon, and the thick slab of dill michurri sauce beckoned the men and the executive dined butter didn’t do much to moisten the bone-dry, overcooked fish. Luckily the on the night’s special, a flavorful double stack of rosemary gnocchi—though not at all what I had pictured—was incredible. Made with the pork tenderloin ($18). My tender halibut ($24), with a same light, eggy dough used for profiteroles (combined with savory spices and sweet, anise-infused melon tarragon relish, was flawless. mustard) the gnocchi was unlike any of the glutinous Italian varieties I’ve tasted. Dreamy creme brulee ($6) and a vanilla “ice cream Though it had the messy look of an egg scramble, it was nonetheless a delight cake” ($6) made with oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and washed down with a glass of the house red ($5 glass, $12 bottle). Callebaut chocolate fudge sauce left us satisfied and thinkGrinning as I cracked the delicate sugar layer on the creme brulee ($6), I ing “la vie est belle,” or, life is beautiful. sighed contentedly. Life, at that moment, was undeniably beautiful. —Jennifer Hernandez is fond of fromage a la fleur.

—Tara Morgan used to say gno to gnocchi, but gnot anymore.

—Rachael Daigle

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DINING/FOOD Downtown + Fringe ADDIE’S—The language of breakfast is spoken here. You’ve never seen so many meats followed by “& Eggs” on one menu. Go early to beat the rush for Boise’s best gravy. 510 W. Main St., 208-338-1198. $ SU OM . ALIA’S COFFEEHOUSE—Freshmade bagels daily for breakfast and lunch, the best looking dessert case in town with chocolate chip cookie dough bars, and for those who must, a selection of salads.. 908 W. Main St., 208-338-1299. $ SU . ALI BABA—Middle Eastern cuisine from shish kebab to shawarma. 111 S Broadway Ave., SU . 208-343-4536. $-$$$ ANGELL’S—Upscale dining in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Featuring such tasty delights as duck empanadas, prime rib and Idaho trout. In warmer weather, Angell’s patio is a lush respite in the concrete jungle tucked into a fold of sloping grassy hill and trellises overgrown with greenery. 909 Main St., 208-342-4900, www.angellsbaRES randgrill.com. $$-$$$ SU OM. ASIAGO’S—Innovative Italian pastas, salads, sandwiches, soups and seasonal specials served amidst rustic Italian countryside decor. 1002 W. Main St., 208-336-5552, www. asiagos.com. $$-$$$ RES SU OM.

BAR GERNIKA—This fine establishment is one of Boise Weekly’s satellite offices. Basque favorites in a dark and cozy little bar. Croquettas, chorizo, paella and a simple cheese plate that is one of the most popular in town. Don’t miss dish: spicy lamb grinder. And don’t forget Beef Tongue Saturday. Ahhh, a home away from home. 202 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-344-2175, www.bargernika. com. $-$$ OM. BARDENAY—The atmospheric, cavernous interior (with visible distillery) and huge patio is the place to eat, drink and be seen downtown. This business casual joint specializes in alcohol but can provide a great meal (plus brunch on weekends) and plenty of atmosphere. The country’s first restaurant distillery and home to one of the country’s best mixologists, Bardenay is a destination restaurant and bar for the crowd who can’t decide between a good glass of wine and a good martini. 610 Grove St., 208-426-0538, www. bardenay.com. $-$$ SU OM . THE BASQUE MARKET—The market’s shelves are stocked with Basque food and wine (and often, you’ll find take-and-bake croquettas in the cooler), but there’s also a small cafe space for lunch. A list of sandwiches on the market’s freshmade baguette all come with a side. 608 W. Grove St., 208-4331208, www.thebasquemarket. OM . com. $

FOOD/RECENTLY REVIEWED JEFFREY’S NEXT DOOR 1716 Broadway Ave., 208-336-3334 “I knew immediately that chef/owner Joshua Jeffrey shares my philosophy that it’s far better to do a few things well than do many things only so-so.” —Sarah Barber

YOI TOMO SUSHI AND GRILL 405 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-344-3375, yoitomo.us. “Sushi should be simple. Fresh hunks of high-grade raw fish, maybe a veggie or two, some sticky rice and nori. That’s it. It’s the kind of meal that makes you want to do jumping jacks or learn the cello after you’ve polished off your last slice of pickled ginger.” —Tara Morgan

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

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BERRYHILL & CO. RESTAURANT AND WINE BAR—In its downtown location, Berryhill is open for lunch and dinner. The lunch menu offers finer casual food like a fig and feta grilled cheese sandwich, a buffalo burger and a crab melt of focaccia. A separate hors d’oeuvre menu features nibbles like baked escargot, and entrees include everything from rack of lamb to fish and steaks to both the white meats. Berryhill also offers a special kid-friendly, little foodie menu. 121 N. Ninth St., 208-387-3553. $$$-$$$$ RES SU OM . BIG CITY COFFEE— This coffee shop serves a variety of hot drinks for your on-the-go life and well-proportioned meals for the times when you slow down. The menu is surprisingly large and creative for both breakfast and lunch and the deli case has an assortment of bakery sweets and savory items. It’s like getting a meal in grandma’s kitchen. 1416 Grove St., 208-345-3145, www.bigcitycofSU OM . feeld.com. $ BITTERCREEK ALE HOUSE—Bittercreek is always classy and busy with an eclectic bunch of patrons. A beer selection listed by geographical proximity and a menu with a serious local focus. The summer street-side patio offers prime people-watching opportunities. Happy hour is low-power, which means a nice, cozy candlelit happy hour. 246 N. Eighth St., 208-345-1813, www. bittercreekalehouse.com. $$ SU OM. BLUE SKY BAGELS—A variety of house-made bagels ranging from plain to garlic to sunflower seed to asiago, 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). 407 W. Main St., 208-388-4242, www.blueskybaSU OM . gels.com. $ BOMBAY GRILL—Northern Indian food in the historic Idanha Hotel. Get a samosa, curry, daal quick fix over lunch, or settle in for a properly homemade meal at dinner. 928 W. Main St., 208-345-7888, www.bombaygrillonline.com. $-$$ OM. BRICK OVEN BISTRO—Lovingly called the Beanery by longtime patrons, this Grove hot spot with everything homemade has some of the best comfort food around. 801 N. Main St., 208-342-3456. SU, OM. $ BRIDGE CAFE—Stop in for breakfast, lunch or a snack. Continental breakfast and coffee, build-your-own wraps and sandwiches, hot lunch and a rack of snacks for the in-between times. 123 N. Sixth St., . 208-345-5526.

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FOOD/DINING CAFE OLE—Boise’s original Mexican restaurant has been serving for the last 28 years. 404 S. Eighth St., 208-3443222. $-$$ SU OM. CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKET—Sustainable community connections are made and both nutritious and delicious local products are offered at the weekly farmers’ and artisans’ market. Every Saturday (mid April-Nov.) between 9:30 a.m.1:30 p.m., shop for fresh, local produce, specialty foods, wines, cheeses and baked goods. Eighth Street between Main and Bannock streets, 208-345-9287. CARRE CHOCOLATES—This is the place in town for genuine, handcrafted Belgian chocolates that (drumroll, please) melt in your mouth. 733 W. Broad St., 208-342-7697. $. CAZBA—Cazba transports you to the Eastern Mediterranean with cloud-painted walls, elegant décor and food from Greece, Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey and Iran (with a few Indian, Japanese and American dishes). Brunch on weekends. 211 N. Eighth St., 208-381-0222. $$ SU.

DELI AT THE GROVE—Head in and enjoy a classic deli-style menu equipped with sandwiches, salads and soup. 101 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-336-3500. $-$$

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DONNIE MAC’S TRAILER PARK CUISINE—Located in the developing Linen District, Donnie Mac’s Trailerpark Cuisine may be downhome, but it’s certainly not from the trailer park. Burgers, chicken sandwiches, o-rings, fries, some very tasty fry sauce, the valley’s only frozen custard, mac-n-cheese and breakfast. Yowza! 1515 W. Grove St., 208-384-9008. $-$$ OM, . THE EDGE—Get a cup of joe in between shopping for music at The Record Exchange and knick knacks at The Edge gift shop. 1101 W. Idaho St., 208-3445383. $ SU.

EMILIO’S—With Chef Chris Hain in charge of preparing cuisine and over 450 wines in this restaurant in the Grove Hotel, you’ll think you’re in some big city, not downtown Boise. 245 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-333-8002. $$$-$$$$ RES SU OM . ELI’S ITALIAN DELI—For the sandwich lover for whom a sandwich is a work of love. With fresh ingredients, homemade bread and artful touches, Eli’s turns out sandwiches, soups and pastas for the hungry masses. A recent second location in downtown Boise, in addition to the Nampa landmark is earning more fans. 219 N. 10th St., 208-473-7161. OM . $-$$ FALCON TAVERN—This upscale downtown tavern has become “Boise’s neighborhood pub.” Known for their hand-pressed Kobe burger and ample beer selection, Falcon Tavern also has

FOOD/DISH LEILA RAMELLA-RADER

CHANDLERS STEAKHOUSE—Chandler’s is for the fine-diner in you. With melt-in-your-mouth filet mignon, porterhouse and Kobe cuts, as well as an appetizer menu that deviates from the red meat and offers oysters, lobster cakes, escargot and mussels. It’s as popular a stop for cocktails as it is for a fine dinner. 981 Grove St., 208-342-4622. $$$$ RES, SU OM. CHOCOLAT BAR—For all you chocolate-obsessed purists out there, the Chocolat Bar makes batches of sinful delicacies daily. 805 W. Bannock St., 208-3387771. $. COLDSTONE CREAMERY— There is nary a sweet substance on the planet that tops ice cream, and Coldstone does it one better by handcrafting a concoction for every customer. 276 N. Eighth St., 208-3449888. $ SU. COTTONWOOD GRILLE—The food and ambiance here share a terrific, tasteful symbiotic relationship. Inside, it’s like a big hunting lodge; outside, it’s watching the world go by on the Greenbelt. 913 W. River St., 208-333-9800. $$$-$$$$ RES SU OM. DARLA’S DELI—The menu at Darla’s Deli includes breakfast and lunch ciabatta sandwiches, chef salad with bacon and avocado halves stuffed with tuna salad plus daily specials. Best find on the menu? Half a grilled cheese and tomato sandwich for $2.83. 250 S. Fifth St. OM 208-381-0034. $ . DAWSON’S DOWNTOWN—The interior of Dawson’s is almost as tasty as their hand-picked beans (from everywhere from Sumatra to Ethiopia to Mexico) roasted the old-fashioned way. Owners Dave and Cindy Ledgard know where to find the best fair trade, organic, shade grown and just plain excellent coffees. 219 N. Eighth St., 208-336-5633. $ SU.

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HEALTHY CAN BE SO SWEET Step into Tree City Juice and Smoothie Cafe this time of year, and it’s hard to believe summer 2010 is about to bow out. The bubbly and bright interior—with double-decker storelength shelves of wheatgrass and clean lines—smacks of endless summer, as does the giant menu of smoothies. Pick a fruit and you’ll find it in at least one concoction at Tree City, and usually it’ll have a handful of complementary fruit friends happy to join it. Fresh or frozen yogurt, soy milk, green tea powder, whey protein and sometimes skim milk are churned in, depending on the drink recipe or your request. And, of course, there’s the requisite first-one-free supplement for just about any kind of health boost you need: energy for the sluggish, libido for the limp, smart for the dim, hangover for the hung over. The menu is overwhelming. Smoothie combinations number TREE CITY JUICE AND more than 30, fresh-squeezed SMOOTHIE CAFE 1265 S. Capitol Blvd. juice comes 10 different ways, 208-342-0467 and for the calorie conscious who still want a straight shot of vitamins, Tree City offers wheatgrass, ginger and acai shots. If the tooth-aching sweetness of ripe fruit turns you off, check out the coffee, peanut butter or vanilla green tea blends. Around our office, we’re partial to the vanilla/orange dreamsicle Go Orange and the Just Peachy with peach sorbetto, strawberries, a punch of passion guava juice and a dollop of fresh yogurt. By mid-afternoon midweek, we’re all about the “trim and fit” supplement, but come Monday morning, we’re more of a “smart blend”/“hangover” crowd. —Rachael Daigle WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


DINING/FOOD a variety of appetizers, soups, salads and sandwiches. Cozy up in their interior space or kick back on the patio. 705 W. Bannock St., 208-947-3111. $-$$ OM. THE FIXX—Serving the needs of coffee drinkers hunkered down in the western end of downtown, The Fixx brews up locally roasted coffee from Eagle Coffee Roasting, and the eats are all provided courtesy of Le Cafe de Paris. Live music Friday and Saturday nights. 224 10th St., SU . 208-331-4011. FLYING M COFFEEHOUSE—In addition to a fantastic atmosphere (cool tunes, friendly employees, art on the walls and comfy

seating), “the M” makes killer coffee drinks. Don’t forget the Art-O-Mat. 500 W. Idaho St., 208-345-4320. $ SU.

more. Good gravy! Can’t make it for breakfast? They’ve got lunch, too. 108 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-345-4100. $ SU .

FRONT DOOR NORTHWEST PIZZA AND TAP HOUSE—Offering tasty pizza, sandwiches, soups and salads. Features a stellar line of beers, including 14 rotating beer taps, 20 bottles of Belgian Ale and more to comprise over 60 beers to choose from. Eat -in or take-out. 105 S. Sixth St., 208-287-9201. SU.

GRAPE ESCAPE—Fine wine, delicious lunch and dinner, delectable desserts and light bites make this little bistro a great place to meet with great friends. And, if you can’t get to Grape Escape, they’ll bring their casual elegance to you at any of your functions or events with their fabulous catering. 800 W. Idaho St., 208-368-0200. $-$$ SU.

GOLDY’S BREAKFAST BISTRO—A desperately popular breakfast destination and with good reason. Generous portions of eggs, hash, cinnamon rolls and

GUIDO’S ORIGINAL NEW YORK STYLE PIZZA—There’s nothing like a slice (or three) of Guido’s New York-style pizza for lunch. Their giant pies are inexpensive and addictive. 235 N. Fifth St., SU OM. 208-345-9011. $

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HA’ PENNY IRISH PUB AND GRILL—An Irish pub with beautiful dark wood seating offering a delicious mixture of American bar fare and classics from the Emerald Isle. 855 Broad St., Ste. 250, 208-3435568. $$ SU OM. HAPPY FISH SUSHI & MARTINI BAR—It is a happy fish, indeed, that becomes an entree here. With a wide array of sushi rolls, sashimi and more including several creative vegetarian options and perhaps an even wider array of cocktails, kick back in this chichi restaurant and enjoy. 855 Broad St., SU OM. 208-343-4810. $$$

OKTOBERFEST BREWS It all started in Munich, Germany, 200 years ago as a celebration of the marriage between Princess Theresa and Prince Ludwig. The party lasted for days and was such a success that those fun-loving Bavarians decided to make it an annual affair. To get the start date for the festival you count back 16 days from the first Sunday in October. That makes the 2010 official kickoff on Sunday, Sept. 16. It’s the perfect excuse to hoist a stein of German lager. This year’s lineup—all bottled in a generous half-liter format—is particularly impressive. AYINGER OKTOBERFEST This beer pours a dark amber and offers light, floral aromas of dry hops and barely sweet malt with fruity touches of apple, plum and caramel. This full-bodied lager has a beautiful malt backbone that is nicely balanced by crisp hops with just a hint of bitterness. The flavors have an appealing depth with nuances of plum, currant, toast, spice and something akin to a crunchy soda cracker. A classic from Bavaria. HACKER-PSCHORR OKTOBERFEST Hacker-Pschorr is a bit darker in color than the Ayinger, with aromas of toasted grain backed by earthy hops, mineral, toffee, soft malt and green tea. It’s medium-bodied in the mouth with toasted malt flavors, mild hops, baked apple, raisin and light touches of cocoa and coffee. A refreshing bit of citrus comes through on the finish in this easy drinking entr y from Munich. PAULANER OKTOBERFEST Lighter in color than its two companions, Paulaner has a thicker, longer-lasting froth and offers heady aromas of freshbaked, whole grain bread laced with fruit, caramel, herbs and hops. There’s an appealing nuttiness on the palate that blends soft malt with smooth hops, a bright citrus backbone and an appealing brioche quality. It finishes exceptionally smooth with a nice persistence. —David Kirkpatrick WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

JAVA—Three words: Bowl of Soul. This coffee/espresso/ chocolate concoction is liquid redemption. In addition to all things coffee, Java also serves scones, muffins and tasty lunch offerings. 223 N. Sixth St., . 208-345-0777. $ SU JENNY’S LUNCH LINE—The menu, which changes every day, always features fresh soups, salads and sandwiches made daily. Vegetarian and healthy options are the mainstay with a single yummy dessert treat for the times when your sweet tooth needs a little loving, too. Get a menu by e-mailing Jenny at orders@jennyslunchline.com. Call the lunch line at 208433-0092, the catering line at 338-7851 or fax your order in to 208-433-0093. 106 N. Sixth St., OM. 208-433-0092. $-$$ KNITTING FACTORY CONCERT HOUSE—Sometimes you want to get to a concert early to make sure you get a good seat. That might mean having to miss out on dinner somewhere else, but not if you’re going to the Knitting Factory. While you wait for the show to start, you can dig into a heaping plate of nachos, sink your teeth into a stacked sandwich and fries or wrap your mouth around a pile of buffalo wings; you’ll be eating like a rock star. Open Sunday (show nights). 416 S. Ninth St., 208-367-1212. . $-$$ LA VIE EN ROSE—A Europeanstyle bakery where the digs are as beautiful as the grinds. Enjoy fresh baked croissants, brioches, tarts, eclairs and more from chef Patrick Brewer. Check out their breakfast menu, featuring everything from omelets and frittatas to biscuits and gravy and pancakes. Lunch features a selection of homemade soups, sandwiches and salads. 928 W. Main St., SU 208-331-4045. $-$$ OM.

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MAJOR: 1-year-old male cat. Gets along well with everyone and other cats. This large cat is quite easygoing. Litterbox-trained (Kennel 15- #11410804)

SAKI: 2-year-old spayed female Siamesemix cat. Good with children but a little shy at first. Declawed, indoor cat. (Kennel 10#11401220)

PEPPER: 6-year-old female Australian cattle dog mix. Wants to be someone’s shadow and constant companion. (Kennel 422- #11207076)

CHEWY: 6 -year-old female Australian shepherd/golden retriever mix. Bright, sunny attitude. Gentle and good with other dogs. (Kennel 426- #5564988)

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NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE Case No.: CVNC1014846. A Petition to change the name of Benjamin Alan Kelley, born 9/30/88 in Boise, Idaho, residing at 9236 W. Brogan Dr. Apt. 204, Boise, has been filed in Ada County District Court, Idaho. The name will change to Leikin Rayne Kelley because I am dissatisfied with current name. The petitioner’s father is living and his address is 737 N. Celeste Ave. Star, ID 83669. The petitioner’s mother is living and her address is 304 W. Washington Meridian, ID 83642. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 1:30 o’clock pm on Sept. 30, 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: Aug. 02, 2010. By: D. Price. Deputy Clerk. Pub. Sept. 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2010.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL COURT, IN AND FOR DUVAL COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2010-DB-558-EM Division: EMG EZRA WAYNE METZ, Petitioner and ANNA J. METZ, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: {name of Respondent} Anna Jaylyee Metz {Respondent’s last known address} 500 E. 42nd, Garden City, ID 83714 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on {name of Petitioner} Ezra Wayne Metz, whose address is 6051-B Eagle Run, Jacksonville, FL 32212 on or before {date} 9/28/2010, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at {clerk’s address} Duval County Court 330 E. Bay ST Rm 103 Family Law Jax, FL 32202 before service on Petition or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): When teen pop star Miley Cyrus appeared on David Letterman’s late-night TV talk show, band leader Paul Schaeffer asked her if she lip-syncs to pre-recorded music during her performances. Miley replied that, no, she never fakes it. For evidence, she said, anyone could go watch a YouTube clip from one of her concerts. Sometimes she sounds terrible, which proves that she’s risking the imperfection of actually singing live. I urge you to follow Miley’s lead in your own sphere. In the coming week, you need to be as raw as the law allows. Be your authentic self, without AutoTune-like enhancements. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Here’s your mantra: “Big green luck everywhere.” I urge you to say it frequently in the coming days. Sing it softly to yourself while you’re driving your car or riding on public transportation. Whisper it as a prayer before each meal. Chant it in rhythm to your steps as you walk. Murmur it to the tiny angel looking down at you from the ceiling just before you drop off to sleep. Yell it out as you’re dancing beneath the sky. It’ll work its magic even if you don’t know why you’re saying it or what it means. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): This is an excellent time for you to revamp your relationship with your body. All the cosmic rhythms are aligned to help you. How should you go about it? The first thing to do is formulate your intentions. For example, would you like to feel more perfectly at home in your body? Would you revel in the freedom of knowing that the body you have is exactly right for your soul’s needs? Can you picture yourself working harder to give your body the food and sleep and movement it requires to be at its best? If you have any doubts about how to proceed, ask your body to provide you with clues. CANCER (June 21-July 22): While growing up, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln lived in Indiana for 14 years. The Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial commemorates his time there. When my friend Janet was 7 years old, her second-grade class visited the place. While strolling around outside, she found a Band-Aid on the ground and excitedly assumed it had once graced a booboo on Old Abe himself. She took it home and secretly used it as a talisman. When she rubbed it on her own wounds, it seemed to have magical healing properties. Only later did she realize that Band-Aids weren’t invented until 55 years after Lincoln’s death. No matter. The artifact had done a superb job. I predict you will soon find a comparable placebo, Cancerian.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Afghan farmers grow a lot of poppies— more than anywhere else in the world. While most of the crop is converted into opium and heroin, it could just as well be used to create poppy seed bagels—as many as 357 trillion of them by one estimate. The way I see it, Leo, you have a comparable choice ahead of you. A resource that’s neutral in its raw or natural state could be harnessed in a relatively good cause or a not-sogood cause. And I bet you will be instrumental in determining which way it goes. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinions at all.” German aphorist Georg Christoph Lichtenberg said that, and now I’m offering it for you to use. Are you game? Try this experiment: For seven days, divest yourself of your opinions about politicians, celebrities, immigration reform, rockabilly music, your friends’ choices in mates—everything. For this grace period, be utterly nonjudgmental, open-minded and tolerant. Allow everything to be exactly what it is without any need to wish it were otherwise. By the end, you’ll feel more relaxed than you have in a long time. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The Latin motto “Dulcius ex aspiris” means “Sweetness out of difficulty.” It has a different meaning from “relief after difficulty” or “character-building from difficulty.” It suggests a scenario in which a challenging experience leads not just to a successful outcome but also to a delicious, soothing harmony that would not have been possible without the difficulty. This is what I foresee coming for you, Libra. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Give the best gifts you can possibly give, Scorpio. Don’t hoard any of the intense blessings you have at your disposal. It’s time to unveil the fullness of your idiosyncratic generosity ... to bestow upon the world the naked glory of your complex mojo. Some people will be better able than others to receive and use your zesty offerings, and it’s OK to favor them with more of your magnanimity. But don’t spend too long worrying about the fine points of how to disseminate your wealth. The important thing is to let it flow like a river fresh from eternity. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “Do not think you will necessarily be aware of your own enlightenment,” said Zen Buddhist teacher Dogen. Which leads me to say: “Do not think you will necessarily be aware of becoming a role model and potent influence.” The way I see it, either of those developments may happen in the coming weeks. Without suffering

any pangs of self-consciousness, you could suddenly find yourself thrust into a higher, brighter, more powerful state of being. I doubt there’ll be any stress or strain. It will occur while you’re being your strong-minded, expansive self, rearranging the world to conform to your paradise. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Soon it will probably be time for you to wrap up the Season of Exploration. You’ve surveyed the outlands and fringe areas enough for now, right? I’m guessing that you’ve reconnoitered the forbidden zones so thoroughly that you may not need to do any more probing. Or am I wrong? Am I underestimating your longing to push out to the frontiers and beyond? Maybe your brushes with exotic creatures and tempting adventures have whetted your appetite for even more escapades. I’m going to trust your intuition on this one. Are you ready to rein in your risk-taking, or are you hungry for more? AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): When I was living in Los Angeles in the summer of 1986, I had a memorable dream. In the dream, I was dancing with God. As best as I can describe it, the Divine Wow was a female whirlwind exuding cool blue fire and singing ecstatic melodies. Now and then I caught a glimpse of something that resembled a face and body, but mostly she was a sparkling fluidic vortex that I moved in and out of as we floated and tumbled and leaped. The contact was so vivid and visceral that from that day forward I never again said, “I believe in God.” My experience was as real as making love with a human being; “belief” was irrelevant. You will soon have a comparable encounter with a primal force, Aquarius—whatever passes for “God” in your world. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The eighth-century theologian known as the Venerable Bede compared our existence to a sparrow that flies in the window of a royal castle while the king is enjoying a winter feast with his entourage. Outside, a snowstorm is raging. Inside, there’s a big fire in the hearth that keeps everyone warm. But the sparrow doesn’t stay in this welcoming place; it quickly flies out another window on the other side of the dining room, refraining from plucking any of the delicious scraps of food the revelers have discarded. Bede says that the sparrow’s actions are like ours in our own approach to living our lives. Well, guess what, Pisces: I don’t think that will be true for you in the coming months. Judging from the astrological omens, I suspect that once you fly into the feast room, you won’t depart like a restless, confused wanderer. You will linger.

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