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HALLELUJAH Local bands channel Leonard Cohen ARTS 25

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KICKING THE HORNET’S NEST Final trilogy installment gives sequels a good name

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NOTE WELL, YES, WE DO LIKE TO THROW A PARTY. WHY DO YOU ASK? I’m shocked. Sincerely shocked. Last week I wrote that I was certain this edition’s Mail section would include a few choice words for me from readers angry about the removal of movie times from BW’s editorial content. So far, not one complaint. Delayed reaction, maybe? Guess we’ll see next week. The big news this week is in the center of this edition. Your quarterly Flicks calendar, which is the center four pages of this issue, is essential over the holidays. Just think how many hours of annoying conversation with your in-laws you could dodge with a family trip to the movies. That’s right, we’re always looking out for you. Also in the center of this week’s issue is a guide to Boise Weekly’s annual Cover Art Auction. Most of you know the drill: Every week BW puts the work of a local artist on the cover, we pay them $150 for it, they donate the artwork to our annual auction, and every November we auction off the last year’s lot to fund grants for artists and arts organizations. To date we’ve raised nearly $100,000 for the arts community this way, and this is the year to put us over that mark. Wednesday, Nov. 17, is the big event. Doors open at the Idaho State Historical Museum at 5 p.m., and the auction starts promptly at 6 p.m. Peruse the insert in this week’s issue to find a few things you think you can stare at on your walls every day. Then head down to the museum any time between now and the auction to check out those pieces in person because trust me, many of them look much different off the page. Another BW party you don’t want to miss is Tuesday, Dec. 7, when we host our BW Card members appreciation party. If you’re a BW Card member, join us again at Idaho Botanical Garden for a night of free drinks and food from member restaurants, plus some time to roam Winter Garden Aglow. Card holders can also get deals on cards as gifts that night. If you’re not already a card member but want to be, contact BW Office Manager Shea Sutton at 208-344-2055. —Rachael Daigle


ARTIST: Bryan Moore TITLE: BSQT MEDIUM: Mixed media on plywood ARTIST STATEMENT: A portrait of Jean Michel Basquiat, executed in his style. Please come see my paintings on display at the Gallery at the Linen Building for the month of November.


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NEWS A new take on a tight budget for Idaho’s prisons 8 CITIZEN

THE WORLD’S LONGEST BLOG POST? The members of Wolvserpent spill their guts in what could be the longest blog post ever written—complete with giant photos and hardly a paragraph break. Catch up with the duo formerly known as Pussygutt on its cross-country tour.

FOOD AND BOOZE ON THE MOVE Restaurant musical chairs continues in downtown Boise. Bad Irish out. Fork in. Red Room delayed. Get the deets on Cobweb.

NO SOUP FOR YOU. NO JOB, EITHER. Last week was tough on the unemployment numbers. In a series of posts, Citydesk covered the not-so-rosy holiday job outlook, the nation’s firmly stuck unemployment rate despite job gains and Idaho’s increase in jobless numbers. Ouch, ouch and ouch.

JUST CALL US MTV. OR NOT. BW is the center of all things music and video this week, with clips from KT Tunstall and The Head and the Heart, as well as an interview with Finn Riggins.

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FEATURE Toxic Legacy










NOISE A tribute to Leonard Cohen




ARTS An insider’s guide to the BW Cover Auction


SCREEN The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest The Walking Dead

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MAIL THAT’S RIGHT, DOUCHEBAG, I’M TALKING TO YOU! Your blog posting, “Mr. Sulu Calls Member of Arkansas School Board ‘A Douchebag’” came to my attention as a link in Texas Freedom Network’s News clips (BW, Cobweb, Nov. 4, 2010). Your excellent newspaper, which I encountered on a visit to Boise last summer, has now been brought to the attention of the many Texans who subscribe to TFN’s news summaries. Thank you for the posting of the video clip and accompanying comments, which I had not seen previously. —Sharon Salih, Fort Worth, Texas

BUTCH: A VOTE AGAINST IDAHO Looks like two more years of gridlock, just when

we’re starting to climb out of recession. Back to the era of witch hunts, as the new House leadership pursues one investigation after another instead of what matters. You don’t believe me? Then why won’t Rep. John Boehner do like Nancy Pelosi did two years ago and order emphatically that “we’re taking impeachment off the table”? Instead, Boehner and Mitch McConnell, with their screwed-up priorities, declare that the most important thing they can achieve is to make Barack Obama a one-term president. They go about piously chanting “the American people this,” “the American people that”—as if the American people were not the ones who elected Obama as their president. The phenomenon of this election season was a political movement driven by the Republican Party, which

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advocates less government and the disappearance of essential services like health care, retirement and public education. If these people take over the government, the United States could return to the dark ages in which only the wealthy have access to decent health care or university education and the elderly beg in the street. Republicans won’t tell you that the deficit created by Obama is much lower than that created by George W. Bush—and most of Obama’s spending went to repair the collapse of the financial system caused by the uncontrolled capitalism of the Bush era. Obama saved their arses from disaster and still they would turn back the clock. Repealing health care will add $140 billion to the deficit. That and their $700 billion tax breaks for rich people must be borrowed from China. Idahoans are so concerned about the state of education in Idaho, but what do they do? They re-elect Butch Otter. What makes people vote against their own self-interest? —Sherrie Goff, Pocatello

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PERSPECTIVE: PART TWO It’s getting better all the time. Really.





In 1947, all too often, black men were found hanging dead from Southern trees for as small an offense as looking twice at a white woman. In 2010, Clarence Thomas, that sour pervert on the Supreme Court, can take a white woman for a wife, even if she is a ridiculous tea-bagger ditz who by now he’s possibly wishing he was rid of. (I picture Scalia pulling Thomas aside and hissing, “Fredo, if you can’t control your wife, I’ll have to put Sammy on it!”) But I’m getting ahead of myself. For those who missed last week’s installment (“Perspective: Part One”), let me recap: Both that column and this week’s were completed before Halloween, the first being a normal requirement of my deadline, and the second the consequence of me going to Moscow for the twin pleasures of A) visiting my daughter and B) being 200 miles from the nearest Bronco fan. The result is that your author won’t know how the election came out until sometime after these words were tucked safely away in BW’s vault, days before appearing in this paper. They were written under the assumption that Nov. 2 was (will be) a crappy day for Democrats. So with hopes of cheering up my despondent comrades, I decided to review the current state of liberal health from a broader perspective—that being from 1947 to present, using my lifetime simply as a handy and familiar observation platform. As to the opening paragraph of this installment, since I consider the most profound victories of liberalness over conservativeness in the established time frame to have come in the arena of civil rights, particularly as they apply to minorities, I look at Clarence Thomas’ marriage as an accomplishment as notable in some respects as Barack Obama’s presidency. As far as I know, it was never against the law for a black man to run for president, but in much of the country, it was definitely against the law for a black man to marry a white woman. Even if she is a ridiculous tea-bagger ditz. UÊ UÊ*ÕÀÃՈ˜}Ê̅ˆÃÊ>À}Փi˜Ìp̅>ÌÊ̅iÊ>`vancement of civil rights is among the most noble results of liberality—let us speak of homosexuality, which has progressed since 1947 from “The Love That Dares Not Speak Its Name” to honorable military service, civil unions, openly gay friends, neighbors and family, and general acceptance by an everexpanding majority of Americans. We are but a breath away from legalized gay marriage. As the suicides of bullied teens will testify, there are goals left unreached. But considering that the rate of vociferous homophobic voices who eventually get exposed as closet gays seems to be accelerating, I predict there soon won’t be an organized anti-rights effort remaining that isn’t comprised entirely of self-loathing clergymen who spend all their energy trying to de-program their own sexuality.

UÊ9œÕ˜}ʏ>`ˆiÃʏˆŽiʓÞÊ`>Õ}…ÌiÀ]Ê>˜`ÊiÛi˜Ê many not-so-young ladies, may not realize that 1947 was less than 30 years after women were guaranteed the vote in America. Think about that, you self-labeled patriots who can’t stop slobbering over the infinite wisdom of the founding fathers: We’ve yet to celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage. (Make a note—2020.) But even with the 19 amendment it still took another half-century for noticeable movement to be made in hiring practices, higher education, military service, elected office … all those boats that once floated white males exclusively over a sea of gender and racial discrimination. Sarah Palin’s lack of accomplishment notwithstanding, women are pulling equal to men in >“œÃÌÊiÛiÀÞÊwi`°Ê9œÕ½ÛiÊVœ“iÊ>ʏœ˜}ÊÜ>Þ]Ê baby … no thanks to conservatives. UÊ/…iÊi˜ÛˆÀœ˜“i˜ÌÊÜ>Ãʅ>À`ÞÊ>ÊVœ˜Vi«ÌÊ when I came into the world. Had an offshore well spewed millions of gallons of crude into the ocean in 1947, it’s unlikely many people would have either noticed or cared. It must have seemed there would always be enough ocean, enough wildlife, enough habitat, enough empty space to dump the trash, enough rivers to carry off the poisons, enough resources for an eternity of exploitation and despoliation. As with every other worthy cause, it took a handful of liberals to seed the awareness of how badly we were treating this fragile film of green and blue, and now, there are few human beings outside the corporate right who don’t believe we’re going to have to change the way we do business. U Once again, I’ve run myself short and can do no more than mention briefly other bright spots: the programs that will eventually mature into a universal health-care system; the diversity in higher education that simply didn’t exist in 1947; the enforcement of safer foods, safer work places, safer products for children, safer emissions standards; the cultural shift away from the stifling mediocrity of fundamentalist religions. 9iÌÊ̅iÊ`>ÀŽÊÈ`iÊ̜ÊiÛiÀÞÊ«Àœ}ÀiÃÈÛiÊ accomplishment is that in some form or another, it is under assault. Whether it be public education, health-care reforms reaching back to Medicaid and Medicare, the bedrock of Social Security, environmental and consumer protections, civil rights … you name it … the mindless dogs of modern conservatism would rip it all away in a heart beat. The right kneels with slavish obedience before an ideology which demands that humanity bends to its orthodoxy, rather than accommodating real human needs in the real world, as any decent creed would do. So we cannot afford to mope for long, Democrats. There’s another election only two years away, and as bad as things look now, I can name at least one ridiculous tea-bagger ditz for whom the party has just started.

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THE OBAMA POSTMORTEM An autopsy of a political suicide NEW YORK—We all knew the Republican sweep was coming. Democrats are taking solace in history. It’s the midterms. The party that holds the White House always loses seats in Congress. Look at Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan. They suffered midterm defeats, then won landslide reelections two years later. Not to worry. The voters will vote against the other party next time. Remember what happened to Clinton after the “Republican Revolution” of 1994? He spent 1995 locked in a bizarre “co-presidency” with House Speaker Newt Gingrich before figuring out that his “partner” was more interested in obstructionist sabotage than bipartisanship. Barack Obama is heading down the same bloody path with Rep. John Boehner. If Obama was going to shine, it was going to be during 2009. Elected by a sizable margin with an undeniable, media-backed mandate for change during a severe economic crisis he could exploit to push through his agenda, Obama also enjoyed the rare luxury of a Democratic House of Representatives and a nearly filibuster-proof Democratic Senate. So what does he have to show for it? One: a health-care overhaul that increases premiums and insurance company profits and doesn’t include the public option he and everyone else said was absolutely essential. Two: a financial reform package no one knows about. Which is just as well, since it doesn’t crack down on the banksters. Three: more dead Afghans. What killed the Obama presidency? First and foremost, the economy. Sixty percent of Democrats and 63 percent of Republicans told exit pollsters that the lack of jobs was


their No. 1 issue. Obama never proposed a jobs program. He gave trillions of tax dollars to thieving banksters who ought to have been arrested instead, then tried to pass off this outrageous giveaway as economic stimulus. Second, he alienated his base. Obama’s campaign was a potent mix of vague pablum and, when he deigned to specify, center-right specifics. But the vagueness that helped him cobble together a winning coalition of leftist and independent voters made it impossible for him govern. Leftists got turned off when he doubled down in Afghanistan and refused to close Guantanamo; independents are notoriously fickle anyway. Moreover, the world changed between September and November 2008. Global capitalism collapsed. Millions of Americans lost their jobs and their homes during the next year. Wall Street, bankers, big business, the golden boys of the previous century, were discredited—but unpunished for their countless sins. By mid-2009 America had become a left-wing country, not in the media but among the citizenry, telling polls that their preferred economic system was socialism. The inarticulate rage of the inchoate Tea Party caught the president by surprise. Neither Obama nor the political clones that form his center-right cabinet can see that in a binary political culture anger gravitates to the opposite pole. If Obama were Republican, the Tea Party would be identified with the left. The takeaway is anger, not ideology. People are pissed. They hate the bailouts, but bailouts aren’t the point. The American people are angry that their government doesn’t even pretend to give a damn about them.

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FROM THE INSIDE LOOKING OUT IDOC talks money, rehab and parole GEORGE PRENTICE Idahoans are still recovering from a marathon election season. Much of 2010 was filled with debate, some of it coarse, surrounding Idaho’s two biggest departments: Public Education and Health and Welfare. But candidates bypassed the third largest agency: Correction. With a budget of $145.7 million in general funds and a staff of more than 1500, the Gem State’s prison system has become the third rail of Idaho politics.

department used to grow by about 6 percent in each fiscal year. If you want to quantify that in cost avoidance, so far to date, that’s about $33 million.” But Reinke is first to admit that it’s a tough sell. “Oh boy,” he said, shaking his head. “In this environment? Absolutely. You see, we can’t really determine how many inmates there will be or how long they’ll stay with us.” GEORGE PRENTICE

In the cliche-riddled analysis of campaign 2010, it would be a mistake to include the results from Idaho’s District 18 as part of a far-right electoral sweep. As spirited an effort as Democrat Branden Durst waged, the fact remains that voters who supported Democratic Sen. Kate Kelly for three terms thought Republican Mitch Toryanski would be an appropriate successor. Toryanski told Citydesk that he never would have considered waging a campaign if Kelly had not stepped down. “I absolutely would not have run against Kate,” said the senator-elect. “There’s a myriad of things why people vote for a candidate, and likability is a big factor. She had it.” Tor yanski laughed and added, “I’m not interested in exercises in futility. If Colin Powell had moved into this district, he would have lost against Kate. She was too popular.” Toryanski said that even though the GOP tent includes far-right fringe elements, he is a “pragmatic Republican.” “There are plenty of people big into theor y and philosophy. But I know that it takes resources, personnel, money, time and opportunity to achieve an objective. We don’t live in a black-and-white world. I have not been well ser ved by shooting from the hip.” Toryanski may be a freshman legislator when he’s sworn into office, but he’s not to be underestimated. He’s a West Point grad with degrees from American University and the Army War College. He was a small business manager, and he worked in the Ada County Prosecutor and the Idaho Attorney General’s offices. Perhaps above all, Toryanski has been in the unique position of writing the law and enforcing the law. He estimated that he wrote an average of 800 briefs each legislative session. However, Toryanski was the first to say that his new constituents weren’t simply going to vote for a resume. “I knocked on thousands of doors,” he said. “I had absolutely no name recognition. And Branden [Durst] was a very active, hard campaigner.” Toryanski’s 18th District, covering Southeast and Southwest Boise is rather eclectic. “There are the big houses by the river, but also pockets of trailer parks. I was campaigning over in the western part of 18 and I saw a young man in his 20s. It looked like he was out on the Palouse. But there he was on a dirt road, leading his horse with one hand, and holding his girlfriend’s hand in the other.” Toryanski said his primary challenge in May was probably tougher than the general election. He was one of three candidates, including veteran legislator Dean Sorensen. “It was a very useful test so I could be stronger for the general. It turned out exactly that way. And the general election wasn’t like I was starting over. It was a continuation. You have battles and you have campaigns. The primary was just one battle in a longer campaign.” Military analogies come easy to Toryanski. He’s a 30-year Army veteran, 14 of


A tower guard keeps watch at the Idaho State Correctional Institute, currently home to 1,633 inmates.

Yet IDOC finds itself at a crossroads. In the face of austere budget cuts, officials have decided to lock down complacency. They’ve chosen to be proactive in crafting new rehabilitation and treatment initiatives instead of simply warehousing offenders. “Make no mistake. It is prison,” IDOC Director Brent Reinke said. “But it’s prison with a purpose.” For any Idaho legislator looking for immediate cost benefits, they’re bound to be disappointed. However, a deeper look into the numbers reveals cost avoidance. Simply put, investment into new programs is expected to result in further escalation of spending on Idaho’s inmate population while improving opportunities for rehabilitation. “We’re really putting the boots on the ground to implement these new processes,” said Reinke. “And we’re starting to see significant improvements. In fiscal years 2008 and 2009 we had no growth. In 2010, we grew by about 3 percent. Traditionally, this

Reinke and his staff may hold the keys, but they can’t control the front or back doors. Courts hand down the sentences and the Idaho Commission of Pardons and Parole determines releases. Reinke is quick to say that parole is a separate entity from his department. “It is a stand-alone commission,” said Reinke. “Historically, there have been challenges with the parole system. But I need to tell you that we work every day to make certain that the right inmate is in the right cell for the right length of time, so that when they go before parole, the commission is apt to give them a chance.” Reinke said it’s no surprise that the parole commission is the subject of the greatest amount of conversation and rumor among inmates and their families. Mike McCurdy ought to know. He has spent nearly a decade in Idaho prisons. He was incarcerated twice for driving under the influence. He spent four years in prison, only

to be released, repeat his offense and spend five more years behind bars. He has been a free man for the last three-and-a-half years. His life’s mission now is as a reporter. He writes and helps publish a quarterly newsletter for the organization, Friends and Families of Idaho Inmates. It’s packed with statistics and updates primarily on matters concerning the parole commission. “The guys in prison really don’t have any resource,” said McCurdy. “Many of them can barely read or write. Someone on the outside can get information that would take someone on the inside several weeks to get.” McCurdy made a point of praising IDOC. “They’ve been real good in helping distribute our newsletter,” said McCurdy. However, McCurdy said his newsletter is threatened. After more than a dozen years of spreading the word to thousands of inmates, friends and families, the organization has run out of money. McCurdy said it doesn’t even have enough to print or mail the latest newsletter. “I read it every time it comes out,” said Reinke. “Anytime there’s more communication, it’s a good thing.” But when BW asked Reinke about inmates complaining about not enough communication, he wasn’t surprised. “Not at all,” said Reinke. “Look, when a person comes to prison, they enter a time warp. The world goes on. Their families change. Their children grow up. But the prisoner is stuck in the same time and place.” Prisoner 29021 has been stuck in that warp. He has spent two decades at the Idaho South Correctional Institute. And he’s not leaving anytime soon. Barrett Enno is 40 years old. He stands about 5’6” and is all muscle. He bench presses more than 200 pounds in the weight room. His dark features don’t match his soft-spoken demeanor, but his past is anything but soft. “I was a chauffeur and bodyguard when I was 18,” Enno said. As dozens of inmates surrounded him on a recreation break at ISCI, Enno told an ugly tale. “I worked for a guy who was into a lot of criminal activity. I was doing a lot of drinking and drugs. I met a lady at a bar in Pocatello. She was an associate of my boss. We went into a mountain area outside of Pocatello.” Long pause. “And I killed her.” Enno strangled his victim. He left her body abandoned in the woods. Two days later, police came looking for him. He didn’t even try to run. In 1988, Enno was convicted of First degree murder. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


which he has served as a citizen soldier. But while he’s often tagged as a soldier, prosecutor or politician, he considers himself first and last a husband to his wife, Kim, and father of three. “We went to bed election night long before the votes were ultimately counted,” laughed Toryanski. “I got a call about 5 a.m. saying I had won by 103 votes. I had to get up about an hour later to take my 12-yearold, Marshall, to East Junior High.” When Citydesk sat down with Toryanski at a South Boise coffee shop, he said he had to get home to take his 8-year-old daughter, Natalya, to march in the Veterans Day parade with her Girl Scout troop before taking his 10-year-old son, Nicolas, to a guitar lesson. It’ll be a tighter squeeze for family time once the legislature convenes in January. He’s already scheduling presession meetings. “On Nov. 29 we begin a three-day ‘law school for legislators.’ It’s an orientation for new lawmakers,” said Toryanski. He should know. He used to teach part of it.

NEWS FROM THE STREET Brent Reinke, Director of the Dept. of Correction since 2007.

pressed, she admitted, “If it begins to look That’s not to say that Enno has given up like he’s not going to get out, I would defion the possibility of a new life. For one, he has a relationship with a Boise nitely marry him in prison.” Enno is just one of about 560 “lifers” in woman. She asked to be called “Kay” to Idaho prisons. Reinke said just because they protect her identity. She and Enno were very may never get out, doesn’t mean they don’t cautious about their words, for fear of being have a rehabilitation plan. misinterpreted. The two said they thought “Every inmate in state custody has a Enno had a chance of being released someday. designated pathway,” said Reinke. “They’re “Once a year I’m allowed to write a assigned a case manager who will oversee letter to the parole commission requesting education, treatment and rehabilitation.” commutation of my sentence,” said Enno. IDOC has recently introduced a trio of “My next letter will be in March. My trial options for offender treatment. The Corjudge told my attorney that, in hindsight, he rectional Alternative Placement Program was should have only sentenced me to 25 years. unveiled this summer. CAPP is an intense And even the prosecutor agreed. So they’re 90-day focus on substance-abuse issues writing letters on my behalf.” for parolees and probationers. Retained Enno and his girlfriend hope to be together as a traditional couple someday. Until jurisdiction, also known as the traditional Rider Program, is targeted at offenders with then, they hope and pray. “I’ve devoted my life to God and to him,” substance-abuse and education issues. In September, a Therapeusaid Kay. “And I will tic Community Rider stand behind him no matProgram was introduced, ter what.” IDOC INMATES AS OF NOV. 4 providing intensive rehaKay said she met Enno MEN: bilitation and education as a pen pal several years Correctional institutes (four): 3,206 to high-risk inmates for a ago. Now, she visits him Maximum security: 405 full year. at ISCI every Friday and Work centers (four): 348 “In the past, someone Sunday. ICC (privately run facility): 2,030 would receive similar “I know people look services over the course of at us and say, ‘How can WOMEN: three years,” said Reinke. you truly love somebody Correctional centers (two): 569 “The sentence will still be that’s incarcerated and Work center (East Boise): 100 up to the courts, but now that you can only see PRISON TOTAL: 6,900 there are more intensive twice a week?’ And I ask rehabilitation-driven opyou this question: ‘If you tions available. And the loved someone and sometime frame is much shorter.” how you were separated, it wouldn’t make Reinke said he’s prepared for another you love them any less, would it?’” tough go-round with state lawmakers in And now, they’re engaged. Kay said Enno asked her to be his bride a few months 2011 when it comes time to fight for budget dollars, but he said IDOC has a compelling ago. He even ordered a ring and had it story to share. mailed to her. “It’s far from perfect, but it’s so much “We would like to be married the day he better than it was.” walks out that door,” said Kay. But when WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

The Capital City Development Corp. is moving ahead with analysis of one-way vs. two-way streets for downtown Boise. CCDC has engaged with traffic consultant Kittelson and Associates, to work with the Ada County Highway District in determining if it is technically feasible to return some of the streets—specifically 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th streets—to two-way operations. This week, CCDC Executive Director Phil Kushlan reported to his board that there has been general agreement that 12th and 14th streets would pose no problem. However, said Kushlan, there was concern about broader impacts to the street system with respect to 11th and 13th. Kushlan said no specific proposal has been developed yet, but his staff has decided to expand the scope to include the possibility of morphing from one-way to two-way for the rest of downtown. Meanwhile, CCDC moved for ward with its plans to introduce “streetscape” projects to the west end of Boise’s downtown in 2011. New sidewalk designs, frontages and urban landscaping are targeted for six separate blocks along Ninth, 10th and Main streets. CCDC authorized Boise-based JensenBelts Associates to move for ward with design ser vices and cost estimation for the project. The fiscal year 2011 CCDC budget includes more than $500,000 for the proposed project. The urban renewal agency is also looking into the possibility of developing a new downtown valet parking ordinance, which, if approved, would allow private businesses to pay for on-street parking spaces from which a valet company could park patrons or event attendees’ cars as a convenience. And finally, as a sure sign of the season, CCDC began putting up holiday lights along the top perimeters of all downtown garages this week. Within days, lights go up on trees in the Grove Plaza and along Boise’s Eighth Street. CCDC budgets $8,000 for the annual illumination. —George Prentice

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REV. MARK KIYIMBA Ugandan minister says the U.S. can stop Africa’s anti-gay movement GEORGE PRENTICE

When you were young, who inspired you? It was my father, who I never met. He was killed by Idi Amin [Uganda’s military dictator 1971-1979] simply because he opposed his regime. I never knew my father, but I love him. What were some of your first experiences with the gay community in Kampala? I began counseling gay people who came to me because they were struggling with their Christianity. They were told that as long as they were gay, they couldn’t be a Christian.

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In a world with too few heroes, Rev. Mark Kiyimba stands tall. He stands against hatred, ignorance and oppression. BW readers first read about Kiyimba’s fight against the Ugandan government’s proposed anti-homosexuality legislation in September (BW, Feature, “Exporting Homophobia,” Sept. 8, 2010). Kiyimba, 36, is a minister in the Unitarian Universalist Church in Kampala, Uganda. His church runs a school for 150 orphans who lost their parents to HIV and AIDS, as well as an orphanage for 22 children infected with the virus. A bill introduced in Uganda’s parliament in 2009 would give the death penalty to any homosexual person who tests positive for HIV, and up to three years in jail for anyone who knows a gay person and does not report him or her. Kiyimba, and others, said it was not until American evangelicals intervened with Ugandan politics that the anti-gay sentiment surfaced. Kiyimba visited Boise recently as part of a cross-country pilgrimage to talk to Americans about his nation’s fight against hate.

What was your message to them? Normally, people use scriptures to put gay people down. But I always tell them God is God. He continues to create all people with love and equality. Did the anti-homosexuality bill escalate the ignorance? Absolutely. Uganda has had a gay population for many, many years. There was never any real serious hostility toward gays until last year. We’ve heard of a newspaper being distributed in the streets of Kampala, outing gays. Yes. It’s called the Rolling Stone. But this is not the Rolling Stone that we know of here in the West. No. It’s totally different. This is the Uganda Rolling Stone. This is being put out by pastor Martin Ssempa [one of the leaders of the antigay movement in Uganda]. It’s a paper that is outing gays. It’s listing names, addresses and workplaces. And the paper says these people should be hanged. Not because they broke any laws, not because they were bad workers, but simply because they’re gay. How are your countrymen reacting to the Ugandan Rolling Stone? This is very new. But I already know of three students from my congregation, high school boys. They were outed. And now they’ve been disowned by their families. They have no home. And they’ve been thrown out of school. I know of two other members of my church. They were working-class people. The moment they were outed, they lost their jobs.

In your sermons and conversations across the United States, what has been your message to Americans? You as Westerners have the power to help us. We need you to speak to your evangelical ministers who have been spreading this hate speech. How can we stop it? You have to talk to them. They are your brothers. You can speak to your congressmen and women, and maybe they can help. What else can the West do? Keep in mind that there are some Ugandans who have been outed as gays, and they no longer have homes. So they have nowhere to go. I can tell you about a woman who was an editor of a newspaper in Uganda, and she was covering the anti-homosexuality bill, and she lost her job. She couldn’t even stay in her home. Our church had to make arrangements with the American embassy for her to come to the U.S. She’s starting over in Boston. She’s safe, but how can you be happy when you’ve lost your home? When you return home, what will you tell your congregation about your trip to America? I will tell them how I found compassionate people who are willing to stand with us, and we hope they can help us quench this terrible fire.


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cool, spring river flow rushes past Shannon Murray. A few walkers wander below the lip of the Greenbelt bordering the Boise State campus to find Murray’s subsurface measuring equipment dotting the trails and sandy river beach just east of the Friendship Bridge. Some take a second glance but most continue on walking, fishing or throwing balls to their dogs in the river. Murray occasionally warns a dog and his owner not too come to close to the wires, probes and data boxes strewn across the canine playground—the equipment is pushing electricity into the ground, she cautions. In an outdoor laboratory, Murray probes beyond the beauty of the urban oasis, looking under the river’s edge to peer into a toxic legacy hidden just below the surface of side streams, river rocks and cottonwood trees. Murray stands as a solo scientist along the



Boise River, but her research puts her among a small army of young innovators to whom the nation turns in an effort to cleanse past toxic mistakes. The data Murray gleans from the earth padding the Boise River may one day help cleanse the land of a little-known subterranean pollution plume that started years ago with just one drip. That drip joined thousands of others until they filled a bucket. When the bucket brimmed, it was dumped in a nearby storm drain in the parking lot of Albertsons on Broadway and Beacon streets in Boise, where those drips began a miles-long journey that continues today, under the Boise State campus toward the Boise River. No one knows when the first drip started the journey—maybe 10, 15 or even 20 years ago. Scientists only know that it’s a drip for the generations.

“Who knows how long it had been going on? It could have been going on for 10 years or four years. We don’t know,” said the late D. Michael Gregory, hazardous waste compliance manger with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. The dry cleaners who started the drip on its underground journey didn’t know that the bucket used to collect the liquid seeping from leaky cleaning machinery at Broadway Laundry contained 97 percent perchloroethylene, or PCE—a highly toxic carcinogen. It looked like water, they figured, so into the storm drain it went, creating one of the region’s largest known underground pollution plumes that threatened groundwater and left acres of contaminated soil in its wake. “It highlights just how fragile groundwater is,” said Justin Hayes, program director with the Idaho Conservation League. “A couple of

gallons can contaminate an entire aquifer.” The drip DEQ officials identified 10 years ago also stands as an example of how environmental degradation often happens: unseen and unnoticed. “[Later business owners] did the same thing the previous owners did. They were told it was just water,” Gregory said. “We’re not sure who started it or how many people had done it over the years.” And the drips Murray concerns herself with today are hardly alone. The DEQ has identified at least four similar plumes throughout the valley—from a solvent plume in East Boise to PCE waste sites in Garden City, Nampa and near Boise Towne Square. But the exact number of buried Treasure Valley toxic waste sites remains largely a guess. Pollution plumes, spills and leaks can easily go unnoticed and unreported. Pollutants quickly vanish from

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sight, and DEQ officials say they don’t have the resources or political authority to monitor and investigate every would-be polluter. There are only a handful of DEQ and EPA regulators out there to monitor thousands of chemicals. More than 75,000 chemicals have seeped, leaked and leached into the nation’s air, water and land either through accident or deliberate dumping, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Department of Environmental Quality public records report that Idaho alone generated 5,055 tons of hazardous waste in 2009—a toxic mix of radioactive materials, fuel, degreasers, solvents, paints and other discarded chemicals. These sometimes odorless, colorless pollutants often leave no immediate visible trace, making it easy for companies to illegally dump hazardous waste that would otherwise require expensive disposal. While the nation decried the effects of pollution as it watched the Gulf of Mexico swell with crude oil from a leaking offshore British Petroleum oil well, communities from coast to coast quietly carried on with decades-long efforts to clean up our less visible toxic legacies. American industries pump, dump and spill more than 4 billion pounds of pollutants into the environment every year, according to the EPA. This industrial dumping that’s often aimed at boosting a bottom line has created more than 400,000 known hazardous waste sites in the United States. The BP oil spill served as a stark and visible reminder of the effects of toxic spills, but the less visible events also leave a legacy. “Most of these have been going on for a couple of decades,” said Michael McCurdy, regional groundwater remediation manager with the DEQ. “It’s not an easy contaminate to clean up in the groundwater,” McCurdy said of PCE spills. “It’s a long, drawn-out process.” Cleanup takes creativity and innovation. During the BP oil spill, a new use for hair clippings was touted, which brought out inventors and investors hawking the latest oil-sucking idea. Clean up also requires new thinking, something the remediation of the plume under Boise State’s campus and surrounding neighborhood might depend upon. Murray—a doctoral candidate—probes the subsurface of the river bank with equipment that gives her a snapshot of how big the plume has grown and ideas of what it might take to cleanup the underground PCE pool. Her findings might help bring the plume down to size. “I am looking for ways to image contaminates,” Murray said, offering the most layman’s explanation of her work. Murray hopes to map the extent of the PCE flow and understand what might happen if PCE-eating microbes were introduced to the plume. This waste site, she notes, like other toxic spills, might depend on still-undiscovered knowledge for remediation. “We can’t really dig it out because it’s below the water table,” Murray explained. “If it were above the water table, a lot of times you can dig it out and fix it. But in this case, it’s gone below the water table.” The soil surrounding the Albertsons parking lot drain where the chemicals were originally dumped was removed shortly after environmental officials identified the illegal disposal in 2000. But PCE sinks, and shortly after the chemicals hit the storm drain, they took a deep dive and started a northwestward flow. Testing wells installed in the surround-

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ing neighborhood and across the campus give scientists some idea of the breadth of the plume that appears boarded by the Boise River to the north, University Drive to the south and Beacon Street to the east, but exact boundaries still remain unclear. The testing wells only tell scientists that the PCE made a long subterranean trek, almost reaching the Boise River. “In general, these are higher than EPA standards—but not a lot higher,” Murray said of the contaminate loads identified in well samples drawn from across campus and the neighborhood in July 2008. According to records obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, vapors from the plume and groundwater contamination do not pose a human health risk. A 2007 Department of Health and Welfare risk assessment of the spill found “no apparent public health hazard” to students, faculty or staff. The report noted that, “although there is PCE and TCE [trichloroethylene] contamination in the groundwater and detectable PCE in the air of a few BSU buildings, the levels are low enough that if someone were to be exposed 40 hours per week [a typical work week] for 25 years, this exposure would not be expected to cause harmful health effects.” PCE accounts for 80 to 85 percent of fluids used in dry cleaning and is commonly used in textile mills and as a metal degreaser and rubber coating. It also has a range of uses as an additive to soap solvents, aerosols, inks, sealants, polishes, lubricants and silicones. The effect of PCE on human health depends on how long a person comes in contact with the chemical. Short-term exposure to PCE fumes can cause neurological effects including dizziness, fatigue, headaches and unconsciousness. Long-term exposure can lead to memory loss, confusion, kidney and liver damage. Repeated exposure could cause cancer, according to the EPA. Boise State aimed to keep the university community safe and informed about the plume, requesting pollution studies and holding informational open houses on campus, said Boise State spokesman Frank Zang. “Because Boise State was concerned that vapor from the contaminated groundwater might get into the air of Boise State buildings, we asked the Bureau of Environmental Health to conduct indoor monitoring of the affected buildings,” Zang said. Tests were conducted at the university in 2003 and again in 2007. “In both instances the air test showed no dangers to the campus community,” Zang said. Still, Murray holds some reservations. “People probably shouldn’t be drinking out of their wells around here,” she admitted. Water drawn from public wells undergoes regular testing by water districts, which forward results to the DEQ. But residents who rely upon private wells are responsible for testing their own water. DEQ officials said lowering the borderline PCE levels found in Boise State area test wells down could take decades and figuring out how was not Murray’s first choice. “I was pretty hesitant [to do the research] at first because I didn’t want to be dealing with nasty chemicals. And I had a lot of concerns about how we could do lab experiments that were safe and followed the rules and that would actually be successful,” Murray said. “So I spent about a year researching the type of materials I could use. It turns out that WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


Boise State doctoral candidate Shannon Murray’s research on a toxic plume under the campus may one day help come up with a way to clean up the contamination.

PCE—which is what I use in the lab most often—melts a lot of plastics. It doesn’t work well with a lot of chemistry [equipment] that we would normally use. So it took me a long time to figure out how to contain this stuff in a safe manner.” Finding the right equipment was just the beginning. Murray originally thought that the introduction of anaerobic PCE-eating microbes might bring the plume down to size. But after she figured out how to safely characterize the plume, she discovered high concentrations of oxygen in the area—something that would make anaerobic digestion difficult. “But there is also another microbe that degrades PCE under aerobic conditions. But in order to get them to degrade PCE, you have to introduce some other kinds of foodstuffs like toluene or ethanol,” she said. “They actually eat that then they get rid of PCE as a kind of accident. So if we were to do that, we would have to pump water from deep and bring it to the subsurface and put it in bubblers and control how much other contaminate we’re introducing and make sure we’re introducing clean water back into the river. So that would be quite the expensive process.” Beyond equipment, oxygen and cost concerns, there is also the fact that PCE-killing microbes aren’t Boise natives. “Anytime you introduce a species into an area that it’s not already from, you always have to be concerned with what’s going to keep their population in check,” Murray said. State environmental officials don’t have an estimate on the cleanup costs of the plume. Some work will be done for free, thanks to the efforts of student researchers such as Murray. But they do know that the people responsible for the pollution walked away from the mess without paying a single EPA fine. “They went bankrupt, so we basically couldn’t touch them,” Gregory said. Broadway Laundry is now under new ownership. Former property owners that leased out the land to the cleaners had accepted responsibility for the cleanup until they too went bankrupt. They, as well as the former owners of the site and laundry, could not be reached for comment or did not respond to Boise Weekly’s request for an interview. The current Broadway Laundry owner, WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

Heather Kelley, works to ensure that the mistakes of previous owners are not repeated under her reign. She contracts her dry cleaning services out to another company now, eliminating the use of PCE on the premises. “That’s nasty stuff. I don’t even want to be dealing with it.” Kelley said. The dry cleaning agent carries such toxic effects and environmental hazards that California began phasing out the chemical in 2008, and by 2023, dry cleaners that use PCE won’t be permitted to operate in the state. Idaho regulates the chemical under mandates that require the safe handling, storage and disposal of the chemical. But illegal dumping or use of the chemical or other hazardous materials isn’t always easy to catch, environmental officials say. And even visible signs of pollution aren’t always easy to spot. When a sheen of oil slicked the surface of the Boise River near Americana Boulevard last spring, containment efforts kept the motor oil from spreading, but investigations by both the DEQ and the Ada County Highway District failed to yield a source of the pollution. And often efforts to identify pollution remain hampered by politics and money. There just aren’t enough regulators to closely monitor the slew of toxic chemicals handled and stored throughout the state, they say. And regulators don’t always have the political authority to intervene when hazardous-materials handlers don’t abide by the law. “It’s a hard thing to find because we don’t have the political authority or the political will to knock on people’s door,” said Lisa Rowles, environmental hydrogeologist with the DEQ. In Idaho, regulators can only intervene if there’s evidence of illegal dumping and the responsible business consents to DEQ intervention by signing an order allowing the agency to conduct oversight and remediation. Most sign the order, Rowles said. But other states, such as California, give regulators broader authority to investigate potential violations. “I came from California, where they have the power to say, ‘You have to check.’ And this state doesn’t have that,” Rowles said. “We have other sites in Boise where we know there is PCE in the groundwater, and we’re trying to find the source. But unless you have evidence to suggest that a dry cleaners,

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for instance, might have a release, it’s very politically inappropriate to knock on their door and tell them they have to [test],” Rowles said. “In the state of Idaho, it seems that everybody hates the regulators, and only if you’re personally impacted, you say, ‘Why didn’t you do something?’ So the politics in this state is [that] we don’t want regulators and we don’t want anyone telling us what to do. And I think that’s the bigger problem,” Rowles said. “Regulations are often seen as burdensome, too expensive, the heavy hand of government,” Hays said. “But they’re vital to protecting drinking water in Idaho.” The sheer number of hazardous-waste handlers also makes oversight difficult. Many neighborhoods and business districts are littered with toxic and hazardous material sites. Idaho sports roughly 3,013 toxic waste generation sites. Hundreds of those sites call Boise home. Documents obtained by Boise Weekly through the Freedom of Information Act revealed 26 businesses and public buildings that use or hold hazardous materials in the 83702 zip code or downtown area alone—a number down from 60-plus in 2005. But as is the case at many of those sites, the waste is in small amounts or from things used every day. Business that use toxic materials include printing shops, dry cleaners, gas stations and places that deal with neon sign mercury, solvents, pesticides and drugs among others. “A battery repair shop is going to use some kind of solvent to clean their batteries,” Gregory said. Those waste-generating places include everything from big businesses like Simplot and

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Micron to mom and pop shops and medical facilities. “Most manufacturing facilities will have to clean something up somewhere,” he said. “Basically anything you manufacture you’re going to have to clean up.” And if a business doesn’t clean up, watchdogs step in—if they can catch the violator. They also aim to help the public understand the risks associated with a spill. After identifying the Broadway Laundry spill, DEQ officials notified neighbors, businesses and schools about the spill and cleanup efforts. “Without a lot of understanding [a spill] can be a scary thing,” Rowles said. “It doesn’t need to scare people because we’re trying to make sure people are protected. Our job is to protect the public.” While DEQ officials focus on safety, they admit that there are some environmental hazards they can’t protect the public from, namely the ones that go unreported and unnoticed. Violations can easily go unnoticed and polluters could slip through inspection gaps. More than nine downtown area businesses were cited for violations in recent years, but not all the violations were found during regular inspections. Some facilities are inspected twice a month; others may only be inspected every three to five years. After all, there are only so many inspectors and budgets only go so far, Gregory said. Just 9.4 percent of hazardous-waste handlers were inspected in 2009. In 2008, 7.3 percent of handlers underwent inspections. So, can a company violate hazardous waste laws and slip past the watch of inspectors?

“That could happen,” Gregory said. “There’s that potential.” The Broadway Laundry highlighted that potential by passing DEQ inspections while illegally dumping PCE. The cleaners avoided the attention of inspectors by dumping the chemicals out of sight—several meters away from the facility in a parking lot drain. “They didn’t do what they said they were doing,” Rowles said. DEQ officials often rely on astute citizen watchdogs and complaints to catch pollution violations—as was the case with the Broadway Laundry. And some businesses will self-report when they accidently spill a hazardous chemical. But a number of toxic sites often are not identified until there’s a transfer of property. “When there’s not a real estate transaction, there’s not identification of a new problem,” Rowles said. Some companies would rather avoid future problems, accidental spills and oversight, so they’re getting out of the toxic business altogether. Since 2000, 799 Idaho businesses have stopped using toxic chemicals and other materials. In 2005, 29,612 tons of hazardous waste were generated in Idaho. By 2006 that number dropped to 8,805 tons. In 2007 and 2008 just more than 7,000 tons of hazardous waste were generated in the state. Some jumped on the eco-bandwagon in an effort to green up their businesses. Others, such as Broadway Laundry, started contracting services that depend on the use of toxic chemicals out to other businesses. Others made the move based on the bottom line. “The cost of handling hazardous waste can be astronomical.” Gregory said. “They

decided it’s cheaper to get out of regulating waste. “You don’t have to worry about your employees if they’re not handling chemicals. This also lowers insurance rates.” Other expenses associated with handling toxic materials include ensuring the safe transport of the hazardous waste, approved storage of the waste, maintaining records of the waste, and legal disposal. Most recent citations in the 83702 area violated such l aws, and at least one company was fined for sending their hazardous waste straight to the landfill. The trend to move away from handling toxic waste reflects greener thinking, but Gregory said the toxic hazards passed down have roots in old thinking. “Back in the ’60s and before that, people didn’t know—out of sight, out of mind. And so they dumped stuff in the ground and thought it wasn’t bothering anybody.” Gregory said. “And a lot of that thinking is still around. There are a lot of people who still have those same thoughts. They think, ‘That’s the way my dad did things, that’s the way my grandfather did things, that’s that way my great-grandfather did things.’ That’s the way they’ve been taught.” Murray’s work may undo some of the damage from that thinking, but she admits it could take more than one generation. “I want to graduate in two years, and it doesn’t mean that we will actually do anything with this plume in two years,” she said. After that, she’ll pass her knowledge on to a new crop of scholars. “I’ll let some subsequent student carry out the process.”



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You know what they say, “When life gives you lemons, find a kid with a paper cut.”

WEDNESDAY NOV. 10 documentary LEMONADE SCREENING AT WATERCOOLER The recession has provided no shortage of horror stories about layoffs and unemployment. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t good stories as well. Beneath the panic of losing one’s job is the opportunity for rebirth, something often long overdue. Lemonade is a new documentary that looks at layoffs in that way, telling the stories of 14 people laid off from the advertising industry who went on to do everything from start their own agencies, to riding in the Tour de France, to having gender reassignment surgery. Several of the filmmakers were themselves laid off during the economic downturn. They wanted to make the film to show people that losing your job doesn’t have to grind your life to a halt and that you can endure. As Lisa Hickey, one of the people featured in the film says, “Don’t be the person looking for a job. Be the person doing something interesting.” In addition to the obvious benefits of being interesting, Murphy’s Law dictates that is when the work will come back. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Boise WaterCooler, 1401 W. Idaho St.,

Literary success all Boyle’s down to disapproving eyes and well-groomed facial hair.

WEDNESDAY NOV. 10 reading TC BOYLE To say Tom Coraghessan Boyle is a literary big shot is an understatement. One of our most prolific and influential fiction writers, Boyle has penned 12 novels and more than 100 short stories since his 1979 debut collection, Descent of Man. He has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, has won National Magazine Awards, and has been named as a National Book Award finalist for his novel Drop City. His writing is elegant and visceral, plot-driven yet full of dynamic and real characters. Boyle is a storyteller first. A man who writes to both entertain and teach, he says, believing that literature can be great in all ways, but that it has to capture you first, like exceptional film or rock ’n’ roll, before anything else can come out of it—beautiful language, well-wrought characterization, structure. Boyle, whose unique middle name is self-imposed and whose unique look, even at 61, has been described as something like a “punk Mephistopheles,” regularly appears in The New Yorker, Harper’s, The Atlantic, Esquire and McSweeney’s. His stories often deal with relevant social issues—the cloning of a cherished pet, teenagers abandoning an unwanted child, creationists looking to censor a biology textbook, a man who suddenly finds himself homeless—and the very real people who live through them. Boyle’s latest novel, The Women, is a historically accurate, fictionalized depiction of the often befuddling and tumultuous life of the architect Frank Lloyd Wright and was hailed in The New York Times Book Review as “a mesmerizing story” and “Boyle at his best.” Boyle heads to Boise as a part of The Cabin’s Readings and Conversations series. 7:30 p.m., $20-$25 adults, $12 students. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., 208-3318000,

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THURSDAY NOV. 11 shame TEENAGE WASTELAND “Dear Diary: Everybody hates me today. And it’s so stupid. I was trying to call Jenny to ask about the homework in Mr. Donaldson’s class, but I accidently called Jimmy instead! Their numbers are right next to each other in my phone book. I know I should have erased it after the way he acted at the homecoming dance. But I just never got around to it. All I did was say ‘oops’ and hang up. But he star-69’d me and then he told Brenda about it and she told everybody I’m ‘making a pathetic attempt to win him back.’ Ick. Like I’d ever want him back after he’s been with her. I don’t know what whore tastes like, but I’m sure it’s worse than

pickles. Ugh. The only person who understands me is Billy Joel. I hate my life and WANT TO DIE!” Ever written something similar and want to share? Do you enjoy the warm fuzziness of schadenfreude? Then be sure to hit up Teenage Wasteland at the Cole/Marr Gallery, where any and all are invited to read from their teen diaries and eat their own words to an audience of total strangers. Like, yikes Scoob! It’s bound to be ... gloriously awkward. 7 p.m. FREE. The Cole Marr Gallery/Coffee House, 404 S. Eighth St., Ste. 134, 208-336-7630.

THURSDAYSUNDAY NOV. 11-14 theater A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Southern belle Blanche DuBois desperately tries to hold it together upon arriving at her sister Stella’s house in New Orleans. She claims that the wild dealings of family members caused her to lose her plantation and her boss has given her some much-needed time off in order to recover. Delicate Southern belles shouldn’t have to deal with such things, you know. Turns out, Blanche isn’t all that delicate—or innocent. Throw an abusive brother-in-law into the mix, and you have maybe the most provocative drama of the 1940s. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M




This is the Warren Miller bunny slope.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY NOV. 11-13 snow TIME FOR A WINTERVENTION You just can’t quit. It’s your drug, your crutch, the thing that comes before ever ything else. The only thing that prevents you from being there right now is the serious lack of snow that spring and summer bring with ’em. But it’s fall now, and the wait is almost over, the monkey on your back is about to be satisfied. Might as well tease it with a little Winter vention. The Warren Miller film tour has developed a cult-like following among winter sports enthusiasts. The screening of the latest film isn’t your typical come-see-a-movie kind of thing. The event has become a full-on celebration of snow, mountains and the special part gravity plays in getting world-renowned athletes from Point A to Point B in the most spectacular way possible for anyone with boards strapped to their feet. The release of his movies traditionally mark the beginning of the season. This, Miller’s 61st ski/board film, takes the snowobsessed to far-reaching corners of the globe including Austria, British Columbia and even Antarctica, and showcases athletes such as Chris Davenport and Lindsey Vonn. Skiing icon Jonny Moseley narrates and makes an appearance. Get your fix this year when the tour makes its stop downtown at the Egyptian Theatre. Thursday, Nov. 11-Saturday, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m., $15. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., 208-345-0454,

Originally performed on Broadway, Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play deals with societal issues that remain relevant to today’s audiences, including alcoholism, physical and mental abuse, delusions of grandeur and the ability of the human psyche to exist in a state of denial, while still seeking happiness. Since its original production, the play has been revived on Broadway and adapted for opera and ballet productions, as well television and movies. Now Boise State Theater Arts students will


take their turn bringing the unforgettable characters to life. Lina Chambers plays Blanche DeBois and Loren Jones is Stanley Kowalski in the production intended for mature audiences. Nov. 11-13, Nov. 17-20, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 14 and Nov. 21, 2 p.m.; $12-$15, FREE for full-time Boise State students, faculty and staff. Danny Peterson Theater, Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, 208-4263957,

VPS makes our heads spin.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY NOV. 13-14 vinyl VPS ANNIVERSARY PARTY AND RECORD SWAP While the old adage “I don’t want to be a member of any group that would have me,” may be true of some organizations (ahem, Tea Party), sometimes that’s where you’re going to find the really cool kids ... like at the Vinyl Preser vation Society of Idaho. Founded in 2007 by brothers Chad and Travis Dr yden, VPS has maintained not only a membership but a mission: to respect and honor the music’s vinyl medium. Rooted in the Dr yden brothers’ love of hanging out and listening to music of a quality only vinyl can deliver, members meet ever y fourth Wednesday of the month at the Modern Hotel and Bar to share their records and their stories. And like the records they listen to, VPS has some staying power: On Saturday, Nov. 13, VPS will hold a shindig at the Linen Building to celebrate its third anniversar y. Five DJs—including Art Hodge, Pedro and Tony B—will provide five hours of music (only vinyl, natch) as well as a dual DJ demo. This is an all-ages event and free for VPS members or $2 for nonmembers. After this party, you may not be a nonmember much longer. The fun spins right back up on Sunday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. with VPS’s annual Boise Record Show and Swap. Whether you’re hoping to score that sweet Fleetwood Mac re-issue or sell your limited-edition Misfits album with the cover designed by Pushead, somebody at the swap is going to have the info you need. And don’t forget: 10 a.m.-11 a.m. on Sunday is the “golden hour.” A mere $10 gets you in the door early with first shot at all of the rarities—and maybe even a guilty pleasure or two (somebody has to know where there’s a copy of his 1977 self-titled release). Saturday, Nov. 13, 8 p.m., FREE members, $2 nonmembers. Sunday, Nov. 14, $3. Linen Building, 1402 Grove St., 208-385-0111,

Sure, it’s trendy to jump on the 100 percent-natural/ organic/eco-friendly bandwagon, which modern parents also know is a healthy choice. And whose health is more important than the new bundle of joy gracing your days and sleepless nights? Parents want to know that the toys, clothing and other items their babes come into contact with are free of harmful chemicals and materials— particularly since most things eventually find their way into kids’ mouths. Enter Sophie the Giraffe and her mushroom-shaped counterparts Chan, Pie and Gnon made by the French company Vulli. These 100 percent natural rubber tethers are painted with natural food dye, are easy for babies to grab and hold onto, and also have a BUNS IN THE OVEN whistle inside so that they 413 S. Eighth St. squeak when squeezed. 208-342-5683 Sophie herself is no baby—she turned 50 last year. Chan (blue), Pie (pink) and Gnon (yellow) are the newest members of the family, and also boast the distinction of being BPA and synthetic material-free. Big dark eyes and quirky painted patterns grab wee one’s attention and parents feel groovy about providing them with something that’s OK to be chewed on and loved until baby catches on to the fact that steak is yummier. Find Sophie and her fungi-shaped pals at Buns in the Oven on Eighth Street in BODO for $17.50. —Heather Lile

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8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY NOV. 10 Screen LEMONADE FILM SCREENING—Inspirational film about creative types who were laid off from their advertising jobs, and how it forced them to discover their true callings. See Picks, Page 16. 6-8 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Boise WaterCooler, 1401 W. Idaho St., Boise.

Workshops & Classes CHIRUNNING AND CHIWALKING CLINIC—Learn a technique geared to be energy efficient and prevent injury. Contact Karen@ for more info. 6:307:30 p.m. FREE. Shu’s Idaho Running Company, 1758 W. State St., Boise, 208-344-6604,

Literature T.C. BOYLE—The award-winning author speaks in Boise as part of the Cabin’s Readings and Conversations series. For more info call 208-331-8000. See Picks, Page 16. 7:30 p.m. $20-$24, $12 for students. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454,

Sports & Fitness IDAHO STEELHEADS HOCKEY—Catch the hometown team host the Stockton Thunder. 7:10 p.m. $15-$50. Qwest Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208424-2200 or box office 208-3318497,



On Stage A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE—The Tennessee Williams play is performed by the Boise State department of Theatre Arts. Tickets available at Select-a-Seat outlets, 208-426-1494 or at See Picks, Page 16. 7:30 p.m. $15 gen., $12 students, seniors and military. Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4263980,

Concerts LEONARD COHEN TRIBUTE— Concert to benefit City of Light, a home for women and children. Featuring Well Suited, Larkspur, With Child, How’s Your Family, Field Guide, A Seasonal Disguise and Tim Andreas. See Noise, Page 22. 8 p.m. $5 recommended donation. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th, Boise, 208-343-0886,

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Workshops & Classes

Talks & Lectures

INTRO TO POTTERY—Learn how to center clay and make simple stoneware pots with professional potter Dave Crawford in this four-session course. 7-9 p.m. $58. Puffy Mondaes, 200 12th Ave. S., Nampa, 208-407-3359,

ROSE BEAL TALK—Local Holocaust survivor speaks about her experiences as a Jew living in Germany during the time leading up to WWII. Presented by the Civic Leadership community of the University Housing Residential College. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union (Simplot Grand Ballroom), 1910 University Drive, Boise.

Literature HUMAN RIGHTS BOOK CLUB— Inaugural meeting. The first book will be Route to Peace by local author Fidel Nshombo, a genocide survivor from Rwanda. The book is for sale at Rediscovered Books. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. Idaho Black History Museum, 508 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-433-0017, TEENAGE WASTELAND— Dig out your old diary and prepare to bare your soul to complete strangers. See Picks, Page 16. 7 p.m. FREE. The Cole Marr Gallery/Coffee House, 404 S. Eighth St., Ste. 134, Boise, 208-336-7630.

FRIDAY NOV. 12 Festivals & Events 100TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY— The Linen Building turns 100 years old in 2010. The community is invited to celebrate with live music by The Blues Addicts, and other activities to honor this historic building. 6 p.m. FREE. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111,

NOISE/CD REVIEW GUIDANCE COUNSELOR: GUIDANCE COUNSELOR In comedy, the real money will always be in dick jokes. Music isn’t much different. Though artistic vision and emotional intelligence are fine and dandy, none of that matters if you can’t make kids dance. Guidance Counselor can. Their selftitled debut (Oldwave Records) is 11 tracks of hard-edged atmospherically dark pop set to a kicking beat. With synth bass beneath brash gleaming guitars and ungated drums producing bigroom sound, it’s easy to compare GC to Joy Division, Bauhaus or The Faint. But GC’s production has a rawer feel—closer to the sound of The Rapture—though fuller and catchier. Rather than focusing on straight riffs, much of the instrumentation is geared toward atmosphere, so the riffs and lines cut clearly through. Part of the dance appeal is the choice to bury the vocals in effects. It’s as if the voice is used as a melodic hook. The conscious mind doesn’t get caught up in processing the words, further allowing the subconscious to succumb to the beat. Contributing equally to their danceability is GC’s energy. The album cuts hit as hard as the first night of a tour. However, the mix also makes it so none of the songs are what might be considered “singles,” despite sticking with you for the rest of the day. Track six, “Creature,” is a fantastically catchy song with a mid-tempo swing that you could hum for days. But good luck deciphering the lyrics. If you want an album to speak to your inner torment, keep walking. But if you want to get your ass on the dance floor and get over yourself, GC is the right choice. —Josh Gross WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

8 DAYS OUT On Stage


Odds & Ends

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE—See Thursday. 7:30 p.m. $15 gen., $12 students, seniors and military. Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4263980,

CHARLES BAXTER—The awardwinning author will speak and read some of his work as part of the MFA Reading Series. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise,

TUNNEL OF OPPRESSION—A passageway created by a series of dramatic vignettes designed to raise awareness about various forms of oppression. This year’s theme is “Go With Me: I’m Not Asking.” Participants will be able to discuss content after each presentation. To register visit tunnel. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Hatch Ballroom, Boise.

Talks & Lectures


ARTIST ANDY COOPERMAN LECTURE—Artist, custom jeweler and metalsmith will talk about his work. 7 p.m. FREE. Student Union Farnsworth Room, Boise State, Boise, 208-426-3275.

THE LANGROISE TRIO—Geoffrey Trabichoff, Samuel Smith and David Johnson perform. 7:30 p.m. $10 adults, $5 students and seniors. Esther Simplot Center for the Performing Arts, 516 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-345-9116.

Sports & Fitness IDAHO STEELHEADS HOCKEY—See Wednesday. 7:10 p.m. $15-$50. Qwest Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-4242200 or box office 208-3318497,

Food & Drink PINOT ENVY—Sample pinot noirs from around the world, just in time to help you choose the perfect pairing for turkey. 6-9 p.m. $15. Helina Marie’s Wine and Gift Shop, 11053 Highway 44, Star, 208-286-7960,

Citizen HIV: USA—A nationwide, therapeutic writing and video workshop for people living with AIDS and HIV. RSVP by calling 208-424-7799. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Allies Linked for the Prevention of HIV and AIDS, 213 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-433-1889,



SATURDAY NOV. 13 Festivals & Events HOLIDAY FARMERS MARKET—Local food and products from fresh vegetables to fresh doughnuts, all served from local vendors. Live music acts, plus arts and crafts. Featuring fresh Northwest cranberries, wreaths, floral arrangements, handmade cards and more for the holidays. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Downtown at Eighth and Idaho streets, Boise. ROCKY MOUNTAIN KNIFE SHOW—Custom, manufactured, sport and utility knives on display and for sale. Demonstrations, knife-making competitions and drawings. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $8$10, rockymountainknifeshow. com. Expo Idaho (Fairgrounds), 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650.

On Stage A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE—See Thursday. 7:30 p.m. $15 gen., $12 students, seniors and military. Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4263980,

Citizen 16TH ANNUAL AUCTION FOR THE RIVERS—A silent and online auction to benefit Idaho’s rivers and fish. All proceeds from the event benefit Idaho Rivers United. 6:30-10:30 p.m. $10 for members of Idaho Rivers United, $15 general public. Boise Train Depot, 2603 Eastover Terrace, Boise,



Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit 1 to 9. For strategies on how to solve Sudoku, visit Go to and look under odds and ends for the answers to this week’s puzzle. And don’t think of it as cheating. Think of it more as simply double-checking your answers. © 2009 Mepham Group. Distributed by Tribune Media Services. All rights reserved.



ADOPT AN ARTIFACT GALA— Here’s your chance to “adopt” an artifact from the museum’s collection to provide funding for educational programs and exhibits. Also enjoy storyteller Ben Kemper and food from Locavore during this gala fund-raising event. 6:30 p.m. $100. Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208334-2120, GINGERBREAD GALA AND FUNDRAISER—Dinner and gala fundraiser for the Family Advocate Program. Amateur and youth chefs create gingerbread houses to be auctioned off. Visit for more information. 6 p.m. $100. Student Union Jordan Ballroom, Boise State, Boise, 208-426-1000,

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NIGHT FOR THE DRAGONS— Enjoy an evening of food, music, a silent auction hosted by Larry Gebert, homemade deserts and more in support of the Garden City Community School. Visit for more info. 6-9:30 p.m. $10 individual, $15 per couple. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297,

On Stage

WINE AND ROSES—Enjoy an evening of wine and appetizers made by chef K.C. Cunningham, music by Michael Shaw and diva Carrie Padilla, and a silent auction of “date night packages” and bouquets donated by area businesses. All proceeds go to benefit the scholarship fund for gay and lesbian students given by the Imperial Court of Boise. 7-10 p.m. $5-$50 suggested donation. The House of Flowers, 107 E. Idaho St., Boise, 208344-3591, boisehouseofflowers. com.


Kids & Teens LIFE IN THE OPERATING ROOM—Family-friendly event for those curious about what goes on in an operating room. Interactive displays, and nurses will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate basic medical procedures. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE with regular admission price. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-3439895,

Odds & Ends ASTRONOMICAL ADVENTURES—Participate in a spacerelated game show, planet walk and solar viewing. 2 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-3844200, THANKSGAMING V—Video game tournament, pizza party and cash prizes for gamers of all skill levels. Noon-6 p.m. $5. Game Block, 3715 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-331-9700.

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE—See Thursday. 2 p.m. $15 gen., $12 students, seniors and military. Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4263980,

BOISE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA—Season premiere concert featuring pianist Del Parkinson performing Mozart, Handel and Respighi. 2 p.m. $20, $15 students and seniors. Cathedral of the Rockies, First United Methodist Church, 717 N. 11th St., Boise, 208-343-7511.

Literature WRITE A NOVEL IN A MONTH— The Young Writers’ Program will host “write-ins” through November. Word-count goals will be set for kids and teens in kindergarten through 12th grade. 2 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-3844200,

Odds & Ends RECORD SHOW AND SWAP—Peruse thousands of vinyl records of every genre. Snag those one-of-a-kind rarities, or start your collection. Dealers from three states will be on hand, raffle drawings held and, of course, records spinning all day. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $3, or $10 for early admission. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111,

MONDAY NOV. 15 Food & Drink SOUP SOCIAL—Join the Nampa Women’s Running Club for a run and a cup of homemade soup. 6 p.m. FREE. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858,

Literature PERFORMANCE POETRY WORKSHOP—Max Kessler performs as a guest of The Spoken Word Reading and Workshop Series sponsored by The Idaho Commission on the Arts, Boise Weekly, The National Endowment for the Arts, Boise State University, Pengilly’s and Neurolux. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union, Brink Room, Boise.

Odds & Ends PABST BINGO NIGHT—Play bingo for PBR, swag and other random stuff found at secondhand 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. PIONEER TOASTMASTERS—Work on your public speaking skills with the Pioneer Toastmasters Club. Guests and new members are always welcome. Not so sure you want to speak? No problem, show up and sit in. For more information, e-mail 6-7:30 p.m. FREE, 208-559-4434. Perkins Family Restaurant, 300 Broadway Ave., Boise.

TUNNEL OF OPPRESSION—See Friday. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Hatch Ballroom, Boise. VPS IDAHO ANNIVERSARY PARTY—Live DJs, a no-host bar, and VPS Idaho merchandise commemorate the Vinyl Preservation Society of Idaho’s third anniversary. See Picks, Page 16. 8 p.m. $3 gen., VPS Idaho members FREE. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111,

SUNDAY NOV. 14 Festivals & Events ROCKY MOUNTAIN KNIFE SHOW—See Saturday. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $8-$10, Expo Idaho (Fairgrounds), 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650. Dude Howdy by Steve Klamm was the 1st place winner in the 8th Annual Boise Weekly Bad Cartoon Contest.

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Sandy Marostica, Best Laid Plans, Digital collage, Cover Date: 10/7/09


Bill Carman, Take a Hike, Ink and digital coloring, Cover Date: 11/25/09


Kelly Knopp, Shark Bait, Watercolor, Cover Date: 10/14/09



Antonio Ysursa, A Flower In Your Hair, Nikon D700, 50 mm 1.8, Cover Date: 10/21/09

Rebecca Fuhrman, There Will be Dancing Bears, Mostly screen print, Cover Date: 10/28/09

Toby Robin, Red, Acrylic on salvaged wood, Cover Date: 11/4/09



April VanDeGrift, Long, Lean, Toned Legs, Oil on wood, Cover Date: 11/11/09

Ben Wilson, Deep Space, Mixed media/limited edition giclee print, Cover Date: 11/18/09







Jaki Katz Ashford, Never on Sunday, Archival print 3/100, Cover Date: 12/2/09

Cate Strom, Archangel, Mixed-media, Cover Date: 12/9/09


Tyler Bowling, Fly by Night, Acrylic and airbrush, Cover Date: 12/16/09

Noble Hardesty, Skadi and the Winterwolves, Cover Date: 12/23/09

Mark Marion, Bang, Monotype with graphic inks, Cover Date: 12/30/09

Alan Stanford, Winter in Fairfield, Watercolor, Cover Date: 1/6/10






Martin Wilke, Grounded … (That’s a Good Thing)., Ink on archival paper, Cover Date: 2/3/10







Julia Green, Owl 1, Acrylic, gesso and marker on cardboard, Cover Date: 1/13/10

Tomas Montano, sad dance ‘52, Mixed media on plywood, Cover Date: 2/17/10

Benjamin Love, CMYKrishna, Silkscreen, gouache and graphite on panel, Cover Date: 1/20/10

Tarmo Watia, Unicorn horned cat and cat with crown, Mixed media on canvas, Cover Date: 2/24/10

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Naomi Tarle, Girls at Desks, Multimedia collage with old photo, on old book board, brushed with visible varnish, Cover Date:1/27/10

Suzanne Lee Chetwood, Spring Walk to the Black Cliffs, Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas, Cover Date: 3/3/10

Peter Barnes, Mother Palin, Colored pencil on matte board, Cover Date: 3/10/10

Tim Andreae, Year of the Tiger 2010, Sumi ink on Ho Sho paper, Cover Date: 2/10/10

Cale Cathey, Ampersand as Art, Ink, paper, Cover Date: 3/17/10

The mission of BW’s Cover Auction is to throw some serious love at the local arts community. Each year, the entirety of the proceeds from Boise Weekly’s annual Cover Auction do just that by funding private grants available to individual artists and art organizations. Last year’s net proceeds put a total of $12,067 into the grant coffers, funding projects by Go Listen Boise, Trey McIntyre Project, Has Bin Project, BOSCO and TRICA. Two artists, Brooke Burton and Michael Cordell, were awarded the first-ever PJ Dean Artist Grant in memory of local artist and frequent BW cover artist PJ Dean. Since the cover auction started in 2002, Boise Weekly has raised nearly $100,000 for the local arts community. Beneficiaries have, in turn, boosted the local arts scene—like an artist trading card project from Jennifer Wood and Amy Westover called “The Deal.” Some retrace the steps of our history—like the Basque Project for its Basque Arborglyph Mural on Grove Street. Others fund collaborations among artists and organizations—like The Cabin’s 2008 grant, which allowed it to partner with popular local artist Bill Carman for an illustration project. To apply for this year’s round of grants, keep on eye on Boise Weekly or contact BW Office Manager Shea Sutton at 208-344-2055.


Inside: Special Events & December 2010-January 2011 Film Schedule


Additional films not listed may be shown. Check local papers.

Schedule is subject to change. VOL. 26, NO. 4

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This compelling analysis of the causes of the 2008 economic crisis by social scientist #HARLES&ERGUSON (director of No End in Sight, Academy Award nominee for "EST$OCUMENTARY feature), uses fascinating interviews with key players to illuminate the issues. The documentary is narrated by -ATT$AMON.

Based on the graphic novel by 0OSY3IMMONDS (who loosely followed the story of Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd), this engaging comedy was directed by 3TEPHEN&REARS and stars 'EMMA!RTERTON $OMINIC#OOPER 2OGER!LLAM and ,UKE%VANS. When stunning Tamara returns to her childhood home after achieving success as a journalist, she turns heads and stirs up trouble in the village where she was once known as an ugly duckling.


“By the end Mr. Ferguson has summoned the scourging moral force of a pulpit-shaking sermon. That he delivers it with rigor, restraint and good humor makes his case all the more devastating.�

“A real old-fashioned crowd-pleaser.� LOU LUMENICK, NY POST


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Watch for These Films Coming Soon In this busy movie season, we are waiting to announce the dates of some of our upcoming films. We are looking forward to The Illusionist (from the creators of The Triplets of Belville), -IKE,EIGHS Another Year, %RROL -ORRISSTabloid, Palm Springs Fest winner Bride Flight, and /LIVIER!SSAYASS Carlos (about the revolutionary better known as The Jackal). We may have to choose between some of the upcoming French films: Inspector Bellamy with 'ERARD$EPARDIEU, White Material featuring )SABELLE(UPPERT, and Leaving starring +RISTIN3COTT4HOMAS. Stay tuned!

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Opens December 3 Director $ANNY"OYLEand writer 3IMON"EAUFOY found a mesmerizing way to tell a true story even though we all know how it ends. *AMES &RANCO plays !RON2ALSTON, the Colorado hiker who was trapped for five days in a crevasse in the mountains. The beautiful terrain and the freedom the outdoorsman feels are seductive; the inner strength he finds is astonishing. !MBER4AMBLYN ,IZZY#APLAN and +ATE-ARA co-star.

“James Franco gives a brilliant, nuanced performance as Ralston.� GLOBE AND MAIL

Opens December 10 Based on the 1956 memoir by *2!CKERLY, a British novelist who adopted an Alsatian puppy that became his 14 year companion, this is the first animated film to be completely hand drawn and painted using paperless computer technology. #HRISTOPHER0LUMMERis the voice of the author, ,YNN 2EDGRAVE is his sister Nancy and )SABELLA 2OSSELLINI voices the vet for awardwinning filmmakers 0AULand 3ANDRA &IERLINGER. Not rated, not suitable for children. “The love story of the year.� GRAHAM FULLER, VANITY FAIR

“One of the most sophisticated dog movies ever made.� STEPHEN HOLDEN, NY TIMES





The luminous "ARBARA3UKOWA stars for director -ARGARETHE6ON4ROTTAas the visionary 12th century Benedictine nun. Lushly shot in the original medieval cloisters of the fairytale-like German countryside, Vision is a profoundly inspirational portrait of a woman who has emerged from the shadows of history as a forward-thinking and iconoclastic pioneer of faith, change and enlightenment. In German with English subtitles. “A soulful and spirit filled German film about the extraordinary 12th century abbess, writer, teacher, music composer, herbalist, prophet and visionary.� FREDERIC AND MARY ANN BRUSSAT, SPIRITUALITY AND PRACTICE

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Opens December 25

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*IM#ARREYstars as 3TEVEN2USSELL, a cop who is in the closet until an accident causes him to come flamboyantly out. %WAN-C'REGOR plays Phillip Morris, who becomes the object of his love and devotion when they are cell mates in a Texas prison. Based on a true story; written and directed by 'LENN &ICARRA and *OHN 2EQUA, who brought us Bad Santa.




Opens December 22

“A wicked, sexy and ultimately devastating study of a young dancer’s all-consuming ambition.�


“Delightful...Carrey and McGregor give wonderful, unrestrained performances.� CHRIS CARPENTER, ORANGE COUNTY AND LONG BEACH BLADE


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Opens January 7 2YAN'OSLINGand +IRSTEN$UNSTstar in a love story that is based on the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history. Set in the 1980s, the mystery concerns wealthy realtor 2OBERT$URST, who was suspected of killing his wife but was never tried. &RANK,ANGELLAco-stars for director !NDREW*ARECKI, who was nominated for an Academy Award and won 18 international prizes for his first feature, Capturing the Friedmans.

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Sally Hawkins (Happy Go Lucky Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson, Geraldine James, Rupert GravesANDRosamund PikeAn Education STARINTHISINVIGORATING TRUESTORYOFWOMEN MACHINISTSWHOWALKED OUTOF&ORD-OTOR #OMPANYIN%NGLANDIN $IRECTORNigel Cole (Calendar Girls FLAWLESSLY CAPTURESTHESETTINGAS WELLASTHESPIRITOFTHE FACTORYWORKERS “A rousing, feel good tale of a woman’s success in getting equal pay with men in her factory.� (!26%93+!24%. COMPUSERVE

Opens January 28 Nicole KidmanAND Aaron EckhartPLAY AMARRIEDCOUPLEATTEMPTINGTOOVERCOME THEIRSORROWWHENTHEIRSONDIESINAN ACCIDENT"ASEDONTHEPulitzer Prize WINNINGPLAYBYDavid Lindsay-Abaire ANDDIRECTEDBYJohn Cameron Mitchell Dianne WiestANDSandra Oh CO STARIN THISULTIMATELYUPLIFTINGDRAMA “Grief may be the topic under consideration, but humor – incisive, observant and warm – is the tool with which it’s dissected in Rabbit Hole.� 0%4%2$%"25'% VARIETY

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Cover Date: 4/7/10

26 Marne Elmore, Produce, Noun; Produce, Verb, Woodblock print, Cover Date: 3/24/10

Lisa Cheney-Jorgensen, BLUE, etching (includes a collection of 14 prints by Boise Printmakers and Friends of Wingtip Press and Boise Blue), Cover Date: 3/31/10




Kyler Martz, Out to Sea, Scanned ink drawing, colored, Cover Date: 5/12/10


Rick Hopkins, Easy Rider, Acrylic on canvas, Cover Date: 6/30/10

Reilly Clark, Foreign Entanglement, Acrylic on canvas, Cover Date: 5/19/10


Warren Lassen, Eyelash, Photograph, Cover Date: 7/7/10


Zach Folwell, Don’t Count Your Chickens, Waterbased print ink on paper,


Deb Jones Yensen, Up, Embossed etching, Cover Date: 5/26/10


George Poindexter, untitled, Inlaid sculpted carpet, Cover Date: 7/14/10



Morgan Thomsen, Chevrolution, Watercolor, instant coffee, ink and pencil, Cover Date: 4/21/10




JanyRae Seda, Elevator Just South of the Tracks, Gouache and watercolor on gessoed paper, Cover Date: 6/2/10








Grant Olsen, Constellation Series Cygnus (The Swan) #4, Wool/wool blends, Cover Date: 4/14/10

Nancy Brossman, Appaloosa, Handprinted linoleum block print, Cover Date: 7/21/10

Angela KatonaBatchelor, Cat Loaf, Linocut, Cover Date: 6/9/10

Izar Bicandi, Boiseko Neska, Torn paper glued with layers of mod podge, Cover Date: 7/28/10

Susan M. Moore, Mariposa, Viscosity, Collagraph, e.v., Cover Date: 4/28/10

Erin Ruiz, Gemini, Oil, Cover Date: 6/16/10

Willow Socia, Super-Galactic Space Invaders Summer Vacation on Earth, Found photograph on board, gesso and model enamel, Cover Date: 8/4/10

Brooke Burton, Lunch, C-print, Cover Date: 5/5/10

Martin Wilke, still trying to find my way back home, Wood, maps, compass and found objects, Cover Date: 6/23/10

Shelly Jund, Electric Blossoms and Day Flying Moths, Watercolor, pencil, ballpoint pen and silver leaf, Cover Date:8/11/10



EJ Pettinger, Stay Cool, Gouache, Cover Date: 8/18/10


Elizabeth Hilton, Cardboard Painting #4, Transferred image, ink and nails on recycled cardboard squares on wood, Cover Date: 8/25/10


Bill Carman, No. 9, Ink Drawing and digital, Cover Date: 9/1/10


Mark Hardy, Primordial Lightning, Inkjet pigment inks on paper, Cover Date: 9/8/10


Sarah Hovren, Stick ‘em up Sunny, Oil on canvas, Cover Date: 9/15/10

Thanks to Trey McIntyre Project dancers, who will join us once again as art handlers. And to local bandsters Hillfolk Noir, who will provide the night’s tunes. For his first BW Cover Auction appearance, Larry Flynn will serve as the night’s auctioneer. And thanks yet again to the super fabulous staff at Idaho State Historical Museum for allowing us to set up shop for the fourth year. Rick Jackson of Blue Dog Framing is once again the frame master for each of the pieces. Thanks to Eli’s Italian Deli for the grub, as well as to Solid, New Belgium, DeLoach Vineyards and 44 North for the beverages. And last but not least, thanks to all the buyers and bidders out there.


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On Stage

TUESDAY NIGHT FARMERS MARKET—The parking lot of the North End Organic Nursery on Hill Road will host local growers and farmers selling produce. Gardeners and farmers interested in selling at the market should contact Bingo Barnes at or by calling 208-389-4769. 5-7 p.m. North End Organic Nursery, 2350 Hill Road, Boise, 208-3894769,

DANIEL TOSH—The stand-up comic brings his Tosh Tour Twenty Ten to Boise. Tickets available at the Morrison Center box office, Select-a-Seat outlets, or by calling 208-426-1110. 7:30 p.m. $37.50. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4261609, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE—See Thursday. 7:30 p.m. $15 gen., $12 students, seniors and military. Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4263980,

Workshops & Classes IMPROV MADNESS—Develop timing, confidence, learn to follow instincts and take risks in this popular adult class. Beginners welcome. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104,

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. 7 p.m. drinkingliberally. org. Solid, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-345-6620.

Talks & Lectures DEEP DOWN PRESENTATION—Screening of a film that questions the consumption of our planet’s natural resources, followed by a discussion led by John Robison from the Idaho Conservation League. 5:30-7 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Hatch Ballroom, Boise.

Screen CARLA’S SONG—Film that tells the story of a Nicaraguan exile who returns home and is immersed in the Contra insurgency against the Sandinistas. 6 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Forum, 1910 University Drive, Boise.

STALKING: NO COINCIDENCES—Officer Matt Brechwald will discuss partner stalking, what your options are if you are being stalked and how stalkers are held accountable in our society. 5 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union (Simplot Grand Ballroom), 1910 University Drive, Boise.

LES MISERABLES IN CONCERT—Concert event celebrating the 25th anniversary of the beloved Broadway play. 7:30 p.m. $15. Edwards Spectrum 22, 7701 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-377-1700,

EYESPY Real Dialogue from the naked city

Art BOISE WEEKLY COVER ART AUCTION—What was your favorite Boise Weekly cover last year? This is your chance to own it. Cover art from previous issues will be auctioned off to raise money that will be granted to local artists and organizations that promote the visual arts locally. Enjoy food, drinks and music by Hillfolk Noir. See Arts, Page 25. 5 p.m. FREE. Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-3342120,

Talks & Lectures NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON— Spend an evening with the director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York, host of NOVA scienceNOW and frequent guest on The Colbert Report. Part of the multidisciplinary project Cosmic: Artists Consider Astronomy. 6:30 p.m. $25-$35. Church of the Big Wood, 100 Saddle Road, Ketchum, 208-726-5123,

Kids & Teens 2010 BOISE NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR—Meet admissions representatives from colleges, universities and technical institutes. Also get information on the SAT and ACT and other educational opportunities. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. FREE. Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St., Boise, 208-336-8900,

ON-GOING Calls to Artists FICTION 101 CONTEST—We want your story—in 101 words exactly, please. Submit your work for entry in this year’s Fiction 101 contest with your name, phone number and address on the back by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17. Winners will be published in Boise Weekly on Jan. 5, 2011, and will be eligible for more than $1,000 in cash prizes. Mail or drop off your entry to the Boise Weekly offices at 523 Broad St., Boise, 83702. $10 per entry, NINTH ANNUAL BAD CARTOON CONTEST— Send your bad cartoon our way, and you might win the distinction of being the producer of the worst cartoon published in the city for a whole year. There is no entr y fee, it can be single panel or a strip, and it really shouldn’t even be good. (Hence the name of the contest.) How hard can it be? Entries must be accompanied by your name, address, phone number, any explanations you feel may be necessar y and a SASE if you want it returned to you. Deliver them to the Boise Weekly offices at 523 Broad St., Boise, 83702, by high noon on Wednesday, Nov. 17. FREE, 208-344-2055. find even More events at


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Pat Ben-jumpin’.

A COUPLE OF BIG SCORES; MOVIN’ ON OUT While some of us spent the summer hiking, biking, vacationing or (ugh) painting the house, electronic music maestro Pat Benolkin spent his time composing music for the new documentary film by cinematographer/director/producer/editor Gregory Bayne. The film, Jens Pulver: Driven, is the story of UFC legend Jens Pulver, the organization’s first-ever lightweight champion. The music is ethereal and quietly dynamic and yet non-intrusive—quintessentially Benolkin—and is available for preview and purchase at For more on what will surely be a poignant documentary, visit jenspulverdriven. Local composer David Alan Earnest has also been hard at work creating beautiful music. On Friday, Dec. 3, the College of Idaho Sinfonia will premiere Earnest’s creation “Mysteries” for string orchestra. The three movements of “Mysteries” sound mysterious themselves: Of The Night, Of the Heart and Of the Street. The concer t star ts at 7:30 p.m. in the Langroise Recital Hall and is free to attend. Visit for more information. Earnest will also begin work on a new piece for the Sun Valley Caritas Chorale, with the libretto written by Diane Peavey. The 45-minute piece, scheduled to premiere in 2013, is written for both chorus and orchestra and is a kind of follow up to “... Immence Ranges of High Mountains,” the piece the two collaborated on for the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial in 2005. In an email, Earnest wrote that the piece “will be sort of a sequel, continuing the story of the Nez Perce after meeting the white man. A truly heart-wrenching story.” In the meantime, Earnest will be working on Act 1 of an opera with writer/actor/director Doug Copsey. For more information, visit From the mountainous regions of McCall comes a bit of sad news: after eight years, Common Ground Cafe has closed. Owner Brian Thomas made the joint a must-stop for mountain-dwelling music lovers and the place will surely be missed. It’s not all bad news though. Thomas will bring his wealth of experience to Boise and will host art, music and various other events here in the very near future. If you frequented Common Ground, Thomas would love to keep in touch. He can be reached at commongroundsounds@ —Amy Atkins

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From left to right: How’s Your Family, With Child and A Seasonal Disguise.

BEAUTY BROKEN DOWN Local bands pay tribute to Leonard Cohen TARA MORGAN by and you’re like, ‘Wow, I understand this Over the years, Leonard Cohen has been more,’” said Viertel. labeled the “poet laureate of pessimism,” the In fact, Cohen himself didn’t begin his “maestro of melancholy,” even the “Bard of musical career until he was 32. By the midthe boudoir.” But passing the iconic Canadian 1960s, Cohen was already an established poet. songwriter off as merely morose is misleadHe had published two novels, The Favourite ing. Though Cohen is legendary for his often Game (1963) and Beautiful Losers (1966), uncomfortable candor—in “Chelsea Hotel along with a few collections of poetry before No. 2” he recounts his affair with the recently he decided to make the jump to songwriting. dead Janis Joplin, singing: “I remember you When Cohen’s deep baritone rumbled the first well in the Chelsea Hotel / you were talking lines of the song “Suzanne” to singer Judy so brave and so sweet / giving me head on the Collins over the phone—“Suzanne takes you unmade bed / while the limousines wait in the down / to her place near the river / You can street”—there is a thoughtful beauty underlyhear the boats go by / You can spend the night ing the sadness. beside her”—she immediately knew he had Cohen has inspired countless musicians something special. with his prose since he began penning music Local singer/songwriter Tim Andreae has in the ’60s—more than 150 artists have also long been impressed by Cohen’s unparalcovered his work, including Bono, Willie leled prose. Nelson and Jeff Buckley. On Thursday, Nov. “I just think Leonard Cohen is just a bril11, seven Boise bands will pay tribute to the liant songwriter, he’s been an inspiration for still-touring 76-year-old troubadour with me … he really joins music and poetry in a a special benefit concert for the City Light way that I aspire to,” said Andreae. Home for Women and Children at Neurolux. Viertel seconds that: “Musicians, in Spearheaded by Gia Trotter, from The Very general, really enjoy Leonard Cohen. I think Most and Larkspur, the tribute will feature that his music is incredibly intelligent, and I Leonard Cohen covers performed by The Well think it’s so hard to be a real poet and be a Suited, Larkspur, With Child, Field Guide, A songwriter. And I think most people really Seasonal Disguise, How’s Your Family and fail at it when they try to do it. But I think Tim Andreae. he’s one of the only guys who does it and is “He’s obviously kind of special. You just so great at it.” either love him or you hate him is what it Though there’s no connection between comes down to,” said Trotter. “[The tribute Cohen and the City Light Home for Women concert] sparked a lot of interest with a lot and Children, Viertel, of people when we who is a school mentioned it.” teacher, insisted that For Brenton Viertel, Thursday, Nov. 11, 9 p.m., $5 the tribute benefit the Trotter’s bandmate in homeless shelter. NEUROLUX Larkspur and fellow 111 N. 11th St. “I really have a tribute organizer, 208-3430886 lot of respect for that Cohen’s music has been organization. They rean acquired taste. ally help out a lot of “I’m 32, and I think families,” said Viertel. that when you start “At my school, they’ll come in and they’ll listening to him when you’re younger, you help kids out and they’ll make sure that don’t really get him … his voice is horrible. Then you live a little bit and you’re like, ‘Man, the mom and the daughter are doing what they’re supposed to be doing … they really I understand that.’ And then like five years go

do great things for the community.” In 2009, City Light served 97,341 meals and provided 27,696 safe nights of shelter. It costs the nonprofit $17.84 per night to feed, clothe and house just one person. According to the Boise Rescue Mission Ministries website, individual contributions—like money raised at this Leonard Cohen tribute concert— make up the majority of the 501c3’s income. And though organizers hope to draw a wide array of folks down to the benefit, the tribute won’t just be a greatest-hits-a-thon. Each band will perform two covers and one original song. Field Guide will take on Cohen’s most well-known song, “Hallelujah,” Andreae will cover the hits “Chelsea Hotel No. 2” and “Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye,” The Well Suited will do a version of “Everybody Knows, ” How’s Your Family will perform “Story of Isaac,” and Larkspur will tackle the tracks “Tonight Will be Fine” and “Fingerprints.” “They’re choosing some pretty obscure Leonard Cohen songs, which is pretty rad,” said Trotter. “We wanted to choose songs definitely that people would know of Leonard Cohen, but I don’t think anyone realizes how wide his playlist is … A lot of these songs are kind of in that back catalog.” For Elijah Jensen, who plays in The Very Most and With Child, this tribute is an opportunity to put his own spin on some Cohen songs, including the classic, “So Long Marianne.” “Everyone wants to cover [Cohen’s] songs, and my theory about that is so much of his music was recorded so poorly … he’s an amazing songwriter, but just didn’t give the songs the justice they deserved.” Whether you love Cohen’s songs for their latent potential or revere them for their heartbreaking candor, any fan will tell you the “prince of bummers” isn’t nearly as sullen as he’s made out to be. A line from Cohen’s 1992 song “Anthem,” more succinctly sums up his perspective: “There is a crack / a crack in everything / that’s how the light gets in.” WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


GUIDE WEDNESDAY NOV. 10 BILLY ZERA—7 p.m. FREE. Sully’s BLUE GIANT—8 p.m. $5. Neurolux BOISE BLUES SOCIETY JAM SESSION—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge THE BOURBON DOGS—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown

SALLY CRAVEN—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian

THE NEW UP—9 p.m. $5. Bouquet

NATHAN J. MOODY—6 p.m. FREE. Solid

SOMEONE STILL LOVES YOU BORIS YELTSIN—With The Lonely Forest and The Very Most. 8 p.m. $6 adv., $8 door. Flying M Coffeegarage

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

REBECCA SCOTT—With Rob Hill and Debbie Sager. 8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s


BRIANNE GRAY—7 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown



ARTSWEST LIVE—7 p.m. FREE. Blue Door

DANGER BEARD—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid

DREDG—With Animals as Leaders and Wasilla. 6 p.m. $12. The Venue

GIZZARD STONE—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s JIM FISHWILD—6 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow

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

KEN HARRIS—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

THE GHOST INSIDE—With First Blood, Deez Nuts, Hundredth and Brawl. 6 p.m. $12 adv., $15 day of show. Mardi Gras

LOW DOWN WHISKEY REBELS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

HIGH DESERT BAND—6:30 p.m. FREE. Whitewater

THE MISFITS—With Juicehead. See Listen Here, this page. 8 p.m. $19-$45. Knitting Factory


MOONDANCE—6:30 p.m. FREE. Sa-Wad-Dee ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m. FREE. Hannah’s


KEN HARRIS AND RICO WEISMAN—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill LEONARD COHEN TRIBUTE—See Noise, Page 22. 8 p.m. $5, Neurolux

SPENCER BATT—9:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown

FRIDAY NOV. 12 AMADAN—10 p.m. $3. Grainey’s THE BLUE DOOR FOUR—7 p.m. FREE. Blue Door BLUES ADDICTS—9:30 p.m. FREE. Linen Building BRIANNE GRAY—9:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown EISLEY—With Ives The Band and Christie DuPree. 7:30 p.m. $15. The Venue FALER-BELL—With Prairie Sky Pilots. 9 p.m. $5. Reef JEANNIE MARIE—7 p.m. FREE. Orphan Annie’s JOHN CAZAN—5 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel MOONDANCE—7 p.m. FREE. Woodriver Cellar


RIZING REZISTANCE—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. $5. Buffalo Club SHON SANDERS—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub SIX CENTS—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye SOUL HONEY—9:30 p.m. $3. Dino’s SWEET BRIAR—9 p.m. $3. 127 Club TERRY JONES DUO—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill YOUNG PRISMS—With DJs Art Hodge and guest Renzulli. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux

SATURDAY NOV. 13 AMADAN—10 p.m. $3. Grainey’s


Don’t know a venue? Visit for addresses, phone numbers and a map.

THE MISFITS, NOV. 10, KNITTING FACTORY Ask any three-chord punk rock band (aren’t they all?) to name a big influence, and the name Misfits name is likely to pop up. Founded in the late ’70s, the Misfits personified punk and among fans, their “fiend skull” logo is as iconic as the rainbow apple or the Golden Arches. But where Apple and McDonald’s held their creative ideas close to the chest, the Misfits served as a jumping off point for musicians who were affected by the band’s music and yearned to tap into that same vein. This is no Misfits cover band. Original bassist Jerry Only, on bass/vocals, Dez Cadena (Black Flag) on guitar and original drummer Robo are still making the rounds three decades after ripping holes in the folk- and bubblegum-rock fabric of the ’70s. It’s not often you get to witness this kind of legacy live and hear the seeds of what would become an entire movement of music. These guys are proof that art endures and age ain’t nothin’ but a thing. —Amy Atkins With JuiceheaD, 8 p.m., $19-$45. Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St.,

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THE BLUE DOOR FOUR—7 p.m. FREE. Blue Door BRANDON PRITCHETT—9:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown

—Andrew Crisp



3OH!3 STREETS OF GOLD TOUR—With Hellogoodbye, Down With Webster and K. Flay. See Listen Here, this page. 7 p.m. $22-$45. Knitting Factory

ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS—With Ion Dissonance, Within the Ruins, And Hell Followed With and Destruction. 6 p.m. $10 adv., $12 door. The Venue


BRIANNE GRAY—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown

FLOATER—8 p.m. $15. Knitting Factory

ERIC GRAE—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill


MANSFIELD—With Good Mourning and Half the World. 9 p.m. $5. Dino’s

Boulder, Colo.-based electronic duo 3OH!3 blend together modern music staples and churn out a candy-coated Technicolor variant on hip-hop. Members Nathaniel Motte and Sean Foreman have pioneered what’s been coined as “crunkcore,” basically a breed of hip-hop and screamo that incorporates heavy bass, gratuitous synthesizer scrambling and a healthy dose of pounding rhythm lines. Laid over this are Motte and Foreman’s DJ-esque party-leader vocals, often enhanced with AutoTune and paired with female vocalists (a la Katy Perry and Ke$ha), who provide catchy hooks and breakdown verses. 3OH!3 hit it big with their second studio album Want, which carried hits “Don’t Trust Me” and “Starstrukk,” with the former sporting the lines: “Shush girl, shut your lips / do the Helen Keller and talk with your hips.” With Streets of Gold, they’ve attempted to keep the party going and the whole gaudy parade will roll into Boise’s Knitting Factory on Nov. 16.


DIRTY MITTENS—8 p.m. $3. Neurolux




JIM LEWIS—11 a.m. FREE. Focaccia’s REX MILLER—5:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

MIGUEL GONZALES—Noon. FREE. Casa del Sol REBECCA SCOTT—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m. $5 after 10 p.m. Hannah’s


CARTER FREEMAN—6 p.m. FREE. Solid EVETT AND COSTELLO—8 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel GREG BRIDGES—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye

CANDY CLAWS—With The chain Gang of 1974. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux GARDENING, NOT ARCHITECTURE—With SNDTRCKER and Talk to Me. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage

KEVIN KIRK—With John Jones. 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY—8:30 p.m. $22-$45. Knitting Factory

ROD AND DEE—7 p.m. FREE. Orphan Annie’s

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

LARRY CONKLIN—11 a.m. FREE. Moon’s

GIZZARD STONE—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s

SMOOTH—7 p.m. FREE. Liquid

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

CURTIS STIGERS—7 p.m. $30. Egyptian

TERRI EBERLEIN—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

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

THE SATIN PEACHES—8 p.m. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage

PUNK MONDAY—9 p.m. $2. Liquid


SWEET BRIAR—9 p.m. $3. 127 Club

ROB PAPER—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers



YARD DOGS ROAD SHOW— 8:30 p.m. $18 adv., $21 at the door. Bouquet


TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA—7:30 p.m. $27-$59.75. Taco Bell Arena More live band listings at

With Hellogoodbye, Down With Webster, K. Flay, 7 p.m., $22-$45. Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St., 208-367-1212.

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The badder (the cartoon), the better.

Because we care how you carry on at our party


TARA MORGAN By now you all know the drill: You can’t judge a Boise Weekly by its cover. If there’s, say, a painting of a mustachioed hipster soaking his skivvies in a sprinkler on the front of the paper, our main feature will not look into ironic appropriations of childhood watersports or urban tastemakers’ turning their noses at water-wasting, non-native landscaping. Our covers are original works of art completely unrelated to our content. Every fall, we hoist the framed masterpieces from our office walls and cart them to the Idaho State Historical Museum so the public can fight for the chance to wake up every morning and smile at Sir Sprinkler Crotch. Though we could ramble on about how the proceeds from the Cover Auction go to support Boise Weekly arts grants—we handed out $14,067 in 2010 to groups like BOSCO, Go Listen Boise and TRICA—this year, we decided to give you newbies (and any seasoned vets who haven’t already started queuing up outside the historical museum) a rundown of goings on the night of. This is the official, unabashedly indulgent, BW Cover Auction Insiders’ Guide. You can thank us on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m. with a stiff drink.

BW staff make you do their bidding.

in-person preview is crucial to assessing which pieces to bid on. “When you see a piece on the cover of the Boise Weekly, you don’t know the size,” said Smith. “Sometimes you get there and you’re like, ‘That’s nothing like what I thought it was going to be.’” All cover art is displayed and auctioned off in chronological order from when it appeared in print. That means if you have your eye on a cover that ran in September 2010—like Sarah Hovren’s sexy Stick ’em up Sunny—it would be wise to pace yourself on Sassy Sallys (our publisher’s namesake cocktail) or you might be passed out next to Deja Moo by the time your piece comes up for auction.

DON’T BE A DUD First things first, just because you can show SHOW-STEALERS up almost anywhere in town in a pair of Levi’s Every year there are artists who consistently and a North Face fleece doesn’t mean you bring in the big bucks. Pieces from well-known should. Though there’s no official dress code at names like Bill Carman, Ben Wilson and Erin the BW Cover Auction, you won’t feel out of Cunningham tend to hover in the $250-$500 place in a swank cocktail dress or a nice pair of range. But there are always surprises. Last slacks. Even the disheveled BW editorial staff year, Enjoy the Moment, an unsigned paintscrub the bar stamps off our hands and pump ing of President Barack Obama, went for a couple sprays of Binaca in our mouths for $1,200. And in 2008, Thomas Lewis’ Giclee the cover auction. We recommend you bust print, Spontaneous Aqueous Phosphorescent out your fancy pants for this one—it’ll give Phenomenon No. 4, brought in $650, which you a debonair swagwas donated in his ger on your third trip late wife’s honor to St. to the snack table. Luke’s Mountain States 5 p.m. doors, 6 p.m. auction, FREE Tumor Institute. IDAHO STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM For painter Molly WHAT IT IS 610 N. Julia Davis Drive Hill, whose first BW The structure of the 208-334-2120 cover Tree Huggers evening goes roughly brought in the secondlike this: Starting at 5 highest bid at last p.m., you can saunter year’s auction, it was up to the second story far too nerve-racking to be present when her of the museum, grab your bidder’s card and piece went up for bidding. beeline to the token table, where we’ll help “I had never been standing during a live you turn dollars into drunkenness. You’ll have auction of one of my works ... It occurred to one hour to make the rounds, nibbling on free snacks and checking out the artwork. For long- me that, ‘Boy, this is going to be uncomfortable. People are going to look at me for some time Cover Auction attendee Ryan Smith, this WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

kind of reaction,’” said Hill. “So I left the building.” But not every artist reacts that way. Some, as Hill observed last year, use pals to bid up the price of their pieces. Though the thought of using a shill should be so mortifying that it keeps anyone from doing it, here’s our official stance on the matter: don’t be a dummy.

CONTENTIOUS COVERS Sometimes our most contentious covers generate the most excitement. From Timothy Shawn Burnicle’s Gunfight at Brokeback Outhouse (2007), which depicted a gay cowboy Larry Craig, to Alejandro Lempkin’s The Political World as Seen from Boise, Idaho (2008), which included the words “Barack Oboner,” risque sells. This year’s most outrageous covers—Peter Barnes’ devil-horned painting of Sarah Palin, Mother Palin, and E.J. Pettinger’s sprinkler squatter, Stay Cool, are bound to get bid cards flying. Though Pettinger’s piece elicited a scathing letter to the editor from a local mom, he doesn’t understand the controversy. “To me, it was kind of like a cross between 1960s David Hockney and 1980s America’s Funniest Home Videos,” said Pettinger. “I thought it was comic. I didn’t consider it in any way edgy or inappropriate.”

WHEELIN’ AND DEALIN’ While regular auction attendees have learned all the ins and outs of the game— how to score free tequila shots and how to stare down their bidding nemeses—most return for one reason: Sweet deals on original art. For Smith, who has carted home more than 15 covers over the years, the BW Cover Art Auction is the most affordable way to deck his walls while supporting the local arts community. “Just the cost of the frame alone is worth the $80 that I paid for this piece of artwork that is beautiful and brilliant,” said Ryan.

The Rule of Three is a powerful one. Where celebrity deaths are concerned, it refers to three famous folks dying within a short period of one another. It’s also a triedand-true storytelling format: The first two times something happens, it ends badly, but the third and final attempt is successful (think The Three Bears or The Three Little Pigs). A list of three items makes for a more dynamic speech: “Give me your poor, your tired, your huddle masses ...” sayeth the Statue of Liberty. When it comes to Boise Weekly, having three important events on the same day makes for a potent mix. And Wednesday, Nov. 17, we have the hat trick of happenings. First, we have two important deadlines. For you aspiring cartoonists, you have until high noon on Wednesday, Nov. 17, to turn in your entries for our Bad Cartoon contest. And for the fans of fiction writing, 5 p.m. is the drop-deadline for our Fiction 101 contest. If you’re reading this, you’re probably familiar with both, but in case you’re new, Fiction 101 is a contest in which you tell a story in exactly 101 words—we count them using Microsoft Word and we don’t include the title. You can enter as many 101-word stories as you like, but each entry must be accompanied by a $10 fee, which, in turn, becomes the prize money. Your name, address and phone number must be included on the back of each entry. A panel of esteemed judges will choose a grand prize winner. The stories will be reprinted in a subsequent edition of Boise Weekly. Our Bad Cartoon Contest says it all in the name. We are looking for the best of the worst you have to offer. There is no fee to enter this contest and prizes are minimal, but we do require that the winner contribute one cartoon per week for 52 weeks. And for that, we’ll pay you $10 each week. Entries can be dropped off or mailed to BWHQ at 523 Broad St., Boise, Idaho, 83702. Please don’t mail cash. And last but so very not least, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, we kick off what is one of our favorite annual events: the Boise Weekly Cover Auction. We’ll have music by locals Hillfolk Noir, art presentation again this year by Trey McIntyre Project dancers and this is the first year we will be joined by local benefit auctioneer Larry Flynn, who has promised to help us raise more money than ever before. The auction takes place at the Idaho State Historical Museum and is free and open to the public. Read more about the auction on this page. —Amy Atkins

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LISTINGS/SCREEN Special Screenings CARLA’S SONG—The story of a Nicaraguan exile who returns home and is immersed in the Contra insurgency against the Sandinistas. Wednesday, Nov. 17, 6 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Forum, 1910 University Dr., Boise. KURZE HOSEN: IDAHO SHORT FILMS 2010—A selection of short films made by Idaho filmmakers. Meet and discuss the films with some of them afterward. Saturday, Nov. 13, 12:30 p.m. $5. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-3422222,

V i s i t b o i s e w e e k l y. c o m a n d c l i c k on Scr een for movie times.


THAT GIRL The conclusion of the trials of Lisbeth Salander GEORGE PRENTICE

WINTERVENTION—New film by Warren Miller, the world’s premier ski film maker. Thursday, Nov. 11- Saturday, Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m. $15. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454,

Watching The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, the stunning and satisfying final chapter of the Millennium series, leaves one question: Who is Lisbeth Salander? Not the character, played brilliantly by Noomi Rapace, but rather Lisbeth Salander, the metaphor. Is she innocence violated by corruption? Is she inconformity railing against totalitarianism? Or is she everywoman, psychologically and physically abused by men of power? Lisbeth Salander: Hornet nest-kicking crazy person or accidental superhero? Unfortunately, we’ll never know. Stieg Larsson, the Swedish author of the from a grave to put an axe in her evil source material, died of a heart attack in 2004. To date, his Millennium trilogy father’s skull. This time, Lisbeth battles an evil psychiatrist, secret police and corhas sold 27 million copies in 40 counruption at the highest levels of Sweden’s tries and the movie adaptations have government. Her advocate, again, is been global successes. It would be a mistake to compare any crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist). He risks everything, of the Girl movies to crime dramas that personally and professionally, to protect fill the airwaves of network television and defend Lisbeth. But since their inap(CSI, Law and Order). Rather, Hornet’s propriate relationNest and its preship in the first decessors are more novel/movie, he in the style of THE GIRL WHO KICKED Denzel vs. a train? Wait, haven’t we seen this one before? operates at arm’s classic big screen THE HORNET’S NEST (R) length. potboilers: Klute, Directed by Daniel Alfredson OTHER HITS ... OR MISSES By now, most The Parallax Stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist know that an View, Seven. It is UNSTOPPABLE—Stars Denzel Washington. Mr. Opens Friday, Nov. 26, at The Flicks Washington, this is a high speed train. Mr. English-language dark and gruelTrain, this is Mr. Washington. He’s a two-time version of The ing but always Oscar winner. Now, one of you will have to Girl With the compelling. lose this challenge. Dragon Tattoo has begun filming, starRapace’s, performance is crafted with ring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. cool elegance and layered vulnerability. MORNING GLORY—Stars Harrison Ford. Mr. But between now and when it’s released, Hornet’s Nest opens where its preFord, this is your career. Career, this is Mr. don’t be terribly surprised if Noomi Raquel, The Girl Who Walked Through Ford. Now one of you will have to step up your game. pace is singled out for an Oscar nominaFire, ended. Lisbeth is clinging to life, tion. For which film? It doesn’t matter. with a bullet in her head and two more SKYLINE—Stars a bunch of aliens. Mr. Alien, this in her shoulder and hip. She literally rose They are all worthy. is Earth. Earth, this is ... oh, whatever.



LEMONADE FILM SCREENING—Film about creative advertising types who were laid off and then forced to discover their true callings. See Picks, Page 16. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Boise Water Cooler, 1401 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-368-0000, NICK HEAVICAN/METROPOLITAN OPERA

LES MISERABLES IN CONCERT—Concert event celebrating the 25th anniversary of the beloved Broadway play. Wednesday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m. $15. Edwards 22, 7701 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-377-9603, MANUELA SAENZ, LA LIBERTADORA DEL LIBERTADOR—Film about Simon Bolivar’s closest political and romantic ally. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 6 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Forum, 1910 University Drive, Boise. THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: BORIS GODUNOV ENCORE—Encore performance of Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, conducted by Valery Gergiev. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m. $18, Edwards 22, 7709 Overland Road, Boise, 208-377-9603,


INSIDE JOB—This documentary tells the story of wealthy Wall Street firms, expensive presidential campaigns how the average Joe is stuck in the middle. Narrated by Matt Damon. (PG-13) Flicks 27

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Grown Ups is destined to be shown on TBS and repeated again and again until you can recite the lines in your sleep. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t rent this unexpectedly funny and touching comedy. Adam Sandler, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Kevin James and Chris Rock spend some time together in the wake of their old basketball coach’s death, and in doing so relive their middle-school triumphs and nightmares. Grown Ups is all about the best and the worst parts of being a 12-year-old, but men in their 40s bring a whole lot more to the party, beginning with their wives—Salma Hayek, Maya Rudolph and Maria Bello included. Is it the best movie of the year? Of course not. It wasn’t even the best comedy of the summer. But the few laughs it offers are worth the rental.

DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL The first question you have to ask is, “Why?” What does this latest adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic bring to the holiday party that no previous incarnation did? The answer is: Jim Carrey. And Jim Carrey. And Jim Carrey. Carrey plays almost every character in director Robert Zemeckis’ (Polar Express) take on the holiday classic. But Carol is too much high-tech and not enough high-merriment; basically it’s just showing off rather than entertaining. And since the movie was made as a showcase for 3-D, it will probably be a major disappointment on small screens. Instead, look to the adaptations with Bill Murray, George C. Scott or Alastair Sim, or even The Muppets or Mister Magoo. —George Prentice WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


MORNING GLORY— Becky (Rachel McAdams) produces the lowestrated morning show around. To ramp up ratings she hires hot-shot host Mike Pomeroy (Harrison Ford), who can’t play nice with long-time anchor Colleen (Diane Keaton). She has to save the show, her job and her love life. Piece of cake, right? (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 26

SKYLINE—Can you survive an encounter with malevolent beings from outer space? Probably not, if you live in Los Angeles— one of the many cities they’ve chosen to attack first. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 UNSTOPPABLE—Locomotive engineers played by Denzel Washington and Chris Pine have to stop a runaway train. No sweat. Denzel usually saves the day—and the movie. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

THE WALKING DEAD It’s hard to say if television networks care one whit about their viewers, as evidenced by the fact that Two and a Half Men is still on the air. But look beyond ABC, CBS and NBC and look to the likes of channels like AMC. Those people care. Joining the ranks of highly rated, non-traditional shows Breaking Bad and Mad Men comes a new show with an all-toofamiliar theme. The Walking Dead (Sunday nights, AMC) is a post-apocalyptic zombie series created for TV by Oscar-nominee Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) and based on a comic book by Robert Kirkman. Yes, a series. It sounds like an impossible undertaking, but this stark, gritty, visceral, terrifying show is coupled with big-budget movie-worthy cinematography and is brilliant. Taking its cues from both 28 Days Later and I Am Legend, blue-eyed police officer Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) is wounded in a shoot out. He wakes up from a coma all alone in the hospital—except for something or someone groaning behind a chained door. Rick finds hundreds of bodies, wrapped in body bags, in a parking area outside. As he races home to find his wife and child, he passes through a town far too quiet. He soon learns that his town is overrun by “walkers,” aka zombies. His family is nowhere in sight. Rick decides to search for them, so dons his cop uniform, commandeers a surprisingly uneaten horse, and heads toward Atlanta. It turns out that the city is the last place a non-infected human should be looking for anything ... except a place to hide. Thank you, AMC, for showing you care. Now hold my hand. I’m scared to death. —Amy Atkins

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MOBILE APPS/SCREEN KISS MY APPS Hoping to travel soon? Check out On the Fly, an iPhone app from ITA. You’re probably familiar with online travel search-engines Kayak or Orbitz. Well, ITA is the company that fuels those engines. On the Fly uses a boatload of filters to search multiple airlines. You have the option of specific dates or a block of dates while simultaneously choosing departure and destination points. It even asks if you expect a direct flight or don’t mind multiple connections. On the Fly also accesses maps. One minus: you can’t book a flight directly, though it will link to a site where you can. But hey, it’s free and it’s slick. This next one’s for the pro football fanatic. You know. The really, really, really crazy fan. It’s N.F.L. Mobile, available to BlackBerry and WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

Android users. The free version includes live audio streams of every game, scores and team alerts. Those features alone put this app on the top of the heap, but here’s the best part: Verizon customers can subscribe to V Cast (it includes hundreds of other features), which unleashes the best pro football app features available anywhere. You can watch live video of Sunday night games, and it includes the NFL Redzone app. What? You haven’t heard of the Redzone? It constantly shifts you to different games just as major plays (usually inside the 20-yard-line) are about to happen. By the way, V Cast subscribers also get great network shows on their BlackBerry phones like 30 Rock and The Office. —George Prentice

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

EIGHTEEN ONE Sapphire a glow-glow on the corner of Idaho and Capitol.


DEAL/FOOD DEAL OF THE WEEK Berryhill and Co. offers half off its Sunday brunch buffet for all service industry folk. So the $14 brunch is only $4.20 plus tax on the BW card. Mimosas run $5 for a half litre or $10 for a full litre.

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Some say the old Boise City National Bank building is cursed. The most recent tenant, Bad Irish—a fratty bar with Catholic schoolgirl-clad waitresses and live music— closed its doors on Halloween night. Now, Fork, a casual Northwest-inspired eatery, is slated to open in mid- to late-February. “I think that people have referred to the space as maybe a snake-pit, I don’t think that’s the case … I think it’s a great space, I just think it needs a redo,” said Fork owner Cameron Lumsden. “It hasn’t completely evolved into what it can be.” Lumsden, whose brother Rob Lumsden owns Flatbread Community Oven, is giving the large, marbled first-floor a total revamp. The space’s stately columns will soon be wrapped in stained wood to complement exposed red brick walls and a more interactive horseshoe-shaped bar. “I’ll be more casual. I call it a rustic elegance,” said Lumsden. “It’ll be real approachable from a price-point standpoint: $8-$12 at lunch, $12-$18 at dinner.” The menu will focus on Northwest regional classics, with a flair for local produce and meats. “Right now I have been establishing relationships and partnerships with a lot of local area growers and farmers and producers to really keep the cuisine as regional and local as possible,” said Lumsden. Fork is still in the process of securing a liquor license and Bad Irish is currently considering re-opening in another location. In other downtown restaurant-swap-out news, Sapphire Bar and Grill recently took over the spot that formerly housed The Capitol Club. The space has retained the sporty, Boston pub vibe, adding a number of new HDTV’s and handmade wood tables. Sapphire’s menu includes a handful of Angus beef burger options, wings and a house-made Guinness beef stew, served every Monday and Tuesday. The spot is open from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to close on Sundays, with a happy hour running from 4-7 p.m., featuring $2 drafts and $2.50 wells. —Tara Morgan

The term “golf course restaurant” doesn’t usually conjure images of fine After a recent lunch at Eighteen One, as my dining companion and I dining—it’s more like fried food, bags of chips and beer in a place with made our way down the back stairs of the clubhouse, I only had one industrial carpeting that can withstand golf spikes. thing to say: “I feel like I’ve been dipped in grease on the inside.” But there are exceptions—places non-golfers would gladly head to Lunch had not been kind to us. It started with the water-spotted the clubhouse for. Firmly on that list is Eighteen One at Eagle Hills Golf silverware, which, as I explained to my annoyed dining companion, was Course. What once was uninspiring but functional space has become a only a sign of lazy polishing on the servers’ part. Then a sweatshirt-clad surprising hideaway of casual fine dining boasting a seasonally rotating server arrived with water glasses and explained that menu items with menu of artistic, yet familiar dishes. lettuce were unavailable for the day. Sorry, no salad. I glanced around Chef Aaron Horsewood has created a menu that celebrates tradition- the empty dining room and then at the clock; just after noon, no lunch al Idaho fare (steaks, potatoes) but with contemporary twists (blue crab rush, no lettuce and two grocery stores within a mile? Strike two. tater tots). The effect is dishes that are at once familiar and intriguing. The meal that followed was exactly the sort of thing a couple of Case in point: The back-slapping golf recent salmon special buddies would enjoy ($18.95). A masbefore hitting the sive fillet of grilled links, which means salmon was propped it was exactly what a against a respectable couple of ladies hoppile of steamed veging for a light lunch etables cooked with wanted none of. A a touch of crunch, starter of Chicken as well as roasted Hangover Tacos ($7) red potato wedges was mildly satisfying, that were crispy on though neither cubed the outside and soft chicken nor cabbage inside. Across the top slaw gave any hint of of the salmon, long, heat despite their chili thin slices of broiled seasoning. But worse julienned potatoes was the puddle of formed a net, making oil left on our plates the dish look like a thanks to the steady culinary sculpture. It drip from melted was finished with a cheddar cheese on make-your-eyes-rollthe lightly fried corn back-good creamy tortilla. With the Irish dill sauce drizzled on Cowboy sandwich the side of the plate. ($9.50), it got worse. The effect was so What was sold as beautiful, I almost felt bad taking it apart—but I shaved prime rib, horseradish ranch and melted EIGHTEEN ONE got over that. cheddar topped with fried onion straws arrived 605 N. Edgewood Lane, Eagle 208-939-0402 The sherry basil chicken ($14.95) was another as pulverized meat soaked in a Cheez Whiz-like blend of taste and beauty, combining chicken sauce, all of which was soaking into the bottom Sun.-Tues., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (brunch served breast so tender a knife wasn’t required, with of ciabatta bun so quickly, we scraped off the Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. only); artichoke hearts, sun dried tomato halves and onions straws, ate them like fries and picked at Wed.-Thu., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (dinner menu not available Wed.); veggies on a bed of risotto. But it was the creamy the salty sandwich with our forks for a few bites Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. basil sauce that put the dish over the top with its before giving up. Strike three. ideal blend of sweet and savory. A few days later, it was left to Sunday brunch The Friday-night-only prime rib special to redeem Eighteen One. And at the risk of mix($13.99) is the deal of the decade, offering a ing sports metaphors, I’ll happily say that the restender slab of beef highlighted by an outstanding dry herb rub, sided taurant birdied. Apple sage sausage patties ($4.50) were handpressed, by steamed vegetables and a baked potato. Keeping with the rest of the lean and heavy on the apple. Equally impressively executed were the dishes, even this staple was beautiful to look at, with both ends of the light-as-a-feather, air-puffed biscuits beneath an unbreakable yet richly potato cut off to allow it to stand upright with a sprig of fresh rosemary delicate cream gravy ($2.50). Swedish hash browns ($2.50) were a crowning it, creating the impression of an Idaho-grown pineapple. naughty yet quite nice casserole of potatoes baked with cheese and a A simple, yet quality, wine and beer list added to the overall effect, healthy portion of poppy seeds. However, one dish in particular stole complementing the cozy, contemporary interior filled with rich earth the show: the Monte Cristo Bread Pudding ($12.75), a deconstructed/ tones, plush leather booths and black accents. reconstructed version of the cheesy, sugared and jam-smothered fauxWhile the dessert list is short (two items), the bazuki cookie ($7) is French sandwich. Two thin slabs of bread pudding—each with turkey worth getting a reservation for. A pan roughly 8-inches in diameter is and ham baked into them—sat stacked in a pool of sweet, homemade filled with an inch-thick chocolate chip cookie brought fresh from the strawberry sauce. Like an “X” marking the spot on top were two flat oven, massive hunks of dark chocolate still melty amid the gooey intestrips of grilled brie and for flare, two oval sage leaves shooting from rior of the cookie. The whole sugar-shock creation is topped with rich the top of the dish like feathers. Visually, the dish was stunning. In the vanilla bean ice cream. mouth, it was sweet and savory from bottom to top. But more imporJust a glance at the lunch and weekend breakfast menus has me tantly, the dish proved to me that despite lunch, Eighteen One deserves already planning a return tip. My clubs can stay at home. to be on the short list for destination food. —Deanna Darr suffers from food-sculpture destruction guilt.

—Rachael Daigle keeps only short lists. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

DINING/FOOD Nampa BRICK 29 BISTRO—Chef Dustan Bristol is co-owner of Nampa’s casually upscale eatery which serves fancy takes on common foods. Asian pork tacos come with a side of applealmond coleslaw and fancier still, an open-face Reuben sandwich with a cup of pumpkin bisque all topped off with flourless chocolate cake. Delicious and delectable. 320 11th Ave. S., Ste. 100, 208-468-0029. $-$$ SU OM CHAPALA—The same great Jaliscan food Idaho expects Chapala to deliver. 2117 12th Avenue Road, 208-461-9355. $-$$ SU OM CHOCOLATE BLUEBIRD—Speciality cakes that will make your mouth water. 3116 Garrity Boulevard, 208-467-1933. $-$$ COPPER CANYON—Fine dining in downtown Nampa. If you’re looking for a delicious steak, Copper Canyon in downtown Nampa deserves your attention. It may be a little off the beaten path, but well worth the trip to enjoy their fine dining in an intimate setting. 113 13th St. S., 208-461-0887. $$$ RES OM EL RINCONCITO—Casual Mexican dining for the family. 824 First St. S., 208-466-6963. $-$$ EL TENAMPA—Authentic and fresh Mexican food. 248 Caldwell Blvd., 208-466-4460; 3423 N. Cole Road, 208-3770250; 729 E. 1st St., 888-4089. $$-$$$ RES SU OM ELLIOTT’S SPORTS PUB AND GRILL—Nampa pub perfect for watching the game. 1125 Caldwell Blvd., 208-467-6811. $-$$ P ELMER’S—Using only Northwest ingredients. This is a family friendly restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. 1411 Shilo Dr., 208-466-7945. $$-$$$ SU OM FIREHOUSE SPORTS PUB—The sports pub features seven 42-inch flat screen TVs, games, billiards and a fully fried menu with chicken strips, fries, tots, fish and chips, French dip ham sandwich, calamari and house salads. 1515 N. Midland Blvd., 208-463-0167, $-$$ SU OM FLYING M COFFEEGARAGE— First Flying M moves out to Canyon County and makes a home out of a former garage shop. Now that space is chock full of coolness in the form of a coffeeshop, gift shop and allage art and music venue. Food selections to go along with the in-house roasted coffee include pastries made at the in-house

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baker y. 1314 Second St. S., 208-467-5533. flyingmcoffee. com. $ SU GANDOLFO’S DELI—The Georgia based franchise of New York delicatessens provides sandwich fans with New York style hot and cold deli sands. 16734 N. Marketplace Blvd., 208-466-3354. $ HOUSE OF KIM—Great food, topnotch service and unique ambience makes House of Kim worth a drive to Nampa. The food is fresh, portions are plentiful and the selections aren’t soaked in soy sauce. If that doesn’t get you to gas up the car, maybe this will: HOK offers spicy, spicy, spicy Thai options as well. 1226 1st St. S., 208-466-3237. $$ SU OM KRUNG THAI RESTAURANT AND SUSHI BAR—Talk about Asian fusion: We’re talking Thai, Japanese and a little sushi for good measure. 3008 Garrity Blvd., 208-442-5254. krung-thai. OM com. $-$$ LA BELLE VIE—A fine-dining French cafe opened in a historic downtown Nampa home dreamed up by ex-stay-at-home moms and Francophile travelers Julie Free and Cathy O’Connell. Slinging quiches and pastries for breakfast and paninis and soups for lunch. Also open for dinner on Friday and Saturday offering an ever-changing array of dishes like brie in puff pastry with cherries and almonds or turkey roulade with sausage, fig, pine nut, cranberry and rosemary stuffing.

If lingering over the weekend is more your style, La Belle Vie is also open for brunch on Saturdays. 220 14th Ave. S., 208-466-0200. labellevienampa. com. $-$$ SU LE BARON HONKER’S—Homecooking feel cafe serving comfort food for the locals. 1210 2nd Street South, 208-466-1551. MONA LISA—This atmospheric restaurant specializes in fondue served in an intimate setting inspired by a single piece of art (you know the one). This isn’t just for fine dining—it’s positively decadent. Great for special occasions or when you just want to take your time over dinner. 102 11th Ave. N., 208-4421400. $$$ RES SU OM PRIMO’S—All-you-can-eat pizza, pasta and salad for only $4.99 for the big kids and $2.99 (ages 4-10) for the wee people. And 3 and under eat for free! Locations in Boise, Meridian and Nampa. 1236 Caldwell Blvd., 208-4687703. $-$$ SU OM SMOKY MOUNTAIN PIZZA AND PASTA—When you’re in the mood for a good, traditional pizza, this is the place. The pastas, starters, sandwiches and salads are equally delicious, and the list is as long as your arm. 2007 N. Cassia St., 208-461-7333. smokymountainSU OM $-$$

RECENTLY REVIEWED/FOOD SOLID GRILL AND BAR 405 S. Eighth St., 208-345-6620, “A portobello mushroom sandwich ($7.95) is always a pleasant surprise on a menu, and among its peers, Solid’s is one of the best.” —Amy Atkins

CASA DEL SOL 409 S. Eighth St., 208-287-3660 “Two egg-battered-and-fried green peppers oozed melted cheese, seasoned ground beef, melted cheese and more melted cheese. Did I mention the gooey, luscious melted cheese?” —Sarah Barber

13TH STREET PUB AND GRILL 1520 13th St., 208-639-8888 “A starter of brie en croute with a lightly jalapenoed apricot chutney passed muster handily, especially for the soft focaccia as a base.” —Rachael Daigle

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FOOD/DINING WRAP SHACK—Limited menu, but plenty of options for wraps, salads and rice bowls with super fresh ingredients. 5830 E. Franklin Road, 208-468-8833. $

IDAHO PIZZA COMPANY—Pizza, sandwiches and an all-you-can-eat salad bar with prices that won’t break the bank. 3840 Glenwood, 208-853-1224. $-$$ OM


JADE’S CHOPSTICK—Reasonably-priced Chinese located near the Northgate Theater with lunch specials. 6970 W. State St., 208853-1302. $-$$

SULLY’S PUB AND GRILL— Serving up burgers, fries, fingersteaks and all manner of Irish pub classics with a contemporary spin in a relaxed atmosphere. Sunday brunch. 11123 State St., 208-286-7743, $-$$$ SU OM

MONGOLIAN BARBECUE—Look over the wide selection of Asian meats and vegetable. You pick it, they grill it. Culinary collaboration at its tastiest. 6920 W. State St., 208-853-7964. $$

PASTRY PERFECTION—All-purpose bakery making everything from bagels to wedding cakes. 5855 Glenwood St., 208-3763700. $-$$ OM PHO 79—Family-run restaurant knows great soup comes from good stock. 7310 W. State St., 208-853-8889. $-$$ THE RANCH CLUB—What was once a hangout for the senior set, The Ranch Club is a great hangout for anyone of legal imbibing age. Even college kids will appreciate lunch specials like brauts and sauerkraut, chicken Alfredo or a hot meatloaf sandwich paired with an ice-cold brew and a shot of Jaeger or a rich, meaty prime rib dinner in

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34TH ST. DELI—No frills deli with breakfast and lunch. 3409 Chinden Blvd., 208-336-1903. $ ATZA PIZZA—Pies made with handmade dough and pizza sauce and topped with fresh ingredients. Hit the salad bar, order jumbo wings, or go for the sandwiches and breadsticks option. 5865 Glenwood, 208433-1112. $-$$ OM BOB’S TEXAS STYLE BBQ— Pulled pork, beef brisket and sides. If you want anything else, you best mosey on to a different restaurant pardner. 4379 W. Chinden Boulevard, 208-9219646. $-$$ OM CHAPALA—The same great Jaliscan food Idaho expects Chapala to deliver. 3447 W. Chinden Blvd., 208-342-5648. $-$$ SU OM COBBY’S—Serving up soup, salad, brews and wine since 1978. Enjoy deli meats like pastrami, bologna, mortadella, colto and genoa, in addition to all the standards. Every size soup and sandwich can be combined. Beef up your meal with unlimited helpings to the fruit and chip bar. 4348 W. Chinden Blvd., 208-322-7401. $-$$ SU OM EL GALLO GIRO—The authentic Mexican restaurant has appetizers, salads and big ‘ol burritos plus famous tacos and tortas. Seafood orders come with oysters, shrimp and octopus. The fish tacos are fantastic but the real draw is the sizzling fajitas and any other house specialty. 5285 Glenwood St., 208-321-0355. elgallogiroiSU OM $-$$ FORTUNE WOK—The restaurant is owned by the Fong family, whose great-great-grandfather immigrated to America from southern China five generations ago to work the mines in Idaho City during the gold rush of the late 1800s. They offer a good but not overwhelming selection of Chinese favorites. 5163 N. Glenwood St., 208-378-4645. $-$$ SU OM GRANNY’S RESTAURANT—Best known for breakfast, Granny’s is an American style diner. 6736 Glenwood St., 208-853-4327. $-$$ SU

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BACON MAPLE BAR AT DK DONUTS Oh, bacon. You are both salvation and scourge. Your hits on the Internet number in the hundreds of millions; entire books are devoted to you. You are like a No. 1 song on the radio: you’re so over-played, no one wants to ever hear your name again. You are at a greasy saturation point. But, precious pork product, you are also undeniably delicious, especially when resting on one of DK Donuts’ maple bars. Bacon on a doughnut (bacon on anything, really) is not a new concept, although it is but a few weeks old at the little State Street doughnut shop. DK DONUTS The owner of DK took a trip to 1300 W. State St. Portland, Ore., and instead of 208-385-7480 bringing back a souvenir key chain, he returned with the borrowed idea of combining two of breakfast’s best items. If pouring maple syrup across ever ything on your breakfast platter is already your thing, this doughnut is a no-brainer. For those of us who don’t like to combine our salty and sweet flavors—we whose picky palates predispose us to pluck the M&Ms out of trail mix and eat them separately—a double-dog dare may be required to dive into the doughnut. But only one. Two strips of well-cooked bacon dress each large, soft maple doughnut. The chewy salty bacon against the sweet, melty maple icing is reason enough to indulge. You can work out a few extra minutes (or hours) at the gym if you feel guilty. Doughnuts may have seen their dog days (there aren’t many doughnut shops around any more) and bacon may be stripped of its pop culture crown any minute, but the bacon maple bar at DK Donuts is making the best of whatever time it has left. —Amy Atkins WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

DINING/FOOD this dark, homey bar. Prime rib served on Friday and Saturday nights. 3544 Chinden Blvd., 208-343-7447. $ SU OM STAGECOACH INN—The Stagecoach Inn is a Boise staple. The windowless, wood-lined bar and restaurant serves strong drinks and big steaks, and the waitresses wear fringe-lined mini dresses and know the names and orders of every regular who comes in. 3132 Chinden Blvd., 208-3424161. $$-$$$

South Boise CHICAGO CONNECTION—Standard pizza and sandwich fare supplemented by a stellar beer

menu. 3931 W. Overland Rd., 208-323-0126. $$ OM FANCI FREEZ BIG BUN DRIVEIN—Burgers, fries and shakes in a retro atmosphere. 5816 W. Overland Road, 208-375-5361. $-$$ CK HAWAIIAN BBQ—Asian/Hawaiian fusion on a budget and a schedule. 7709 Overland Road, Ste. 110, 208-376-4380. ckhaSU OM $-$$ CAFE OLE—The mall zone sibling of the downtown Boise cantina, this Mexican eatery offers needed respite from the head-spinning chaos of the Boise Town Square. Escape the stores and saunter up to the bar for some needed cerveza while refill with some chips and salsa. 210 N. Milwaukee Road, 208-322SU OM 0222. $$-$$$


THE CHEF’S HUT—Pancakes stacked a half foot high and other breakfast delights. 164 S. Cole Rd., 208-376-3125. $-$$ SU OM COBBY’S—Serving up soup, salad, brews and wine since 1978. Enjoy deli meats like pastrami, bologna, mortadella, colto and genoa, in addition to all the standards. Every size soup and sandwich can be combined. Beef up your meal with unlimited helpings to the fruit and chip bar. 6899 W. Overland Road, 208-323-0606. $-$$ SU OM DUTCH OVEN CAFE—Burgers and fries made with a quickness. 599 N. Orchard St. $ GOODWOOD BARBECUE COMPANY—If it can be barbequed, chances are, Goodwood has it. If BBQ sauce isn’t your thing, they have steak, fish and chicken, too. Their motto is “Generous Portions, Moderate Prices,”; so stop in and put them to the test. Healthy wine and cocktail selection. 7849 W. Spectrum St., 208-658-7173. goodwoodbbq. SU com. $$-$$$ JALAPENO’S BAR AND GRILL—Family-friendly Mexican food restaurant with a huge tequila selection. 8799 Franklin Rd., 208-375-2077. jalapenosiSU OM $-$$ MYSTIQUE—Fine-dining in an exotic environment with a live magic show. 1410 S. Entertainment Ave, 208-375-2141. $$-$$$ RES OM

WINTER IPAS The first wave of winter brews is here, and while it may seem premature (especially given the unusually warm fall weather), the Great Pumpkin has passed. Thanksgiving is coming and the Christmas displays are already up, so winter must be just around the corner. That said, I’m still not ready for those bigger offerings loaded with sweet malt, but a few of the new arrivals qualify as India Pale Ales, and those make for a great segue into the season. FULL SAIL WRECK THE HALLS, 2010 Weighing in at 68 international bitterness units, this brew strikes a nice balance between an IPA and a winter warmer. It opens with floral hops backed by herb, green tea and lightly roasted malt. There’s a nice hop bitterness up front in this beer that gives way to smooth, spicy malt and caramel flavors, before that bitter bite comes back on the finish. ROGUE YELLOW SNOW IPA About the only thing that makes this a winter brew is the clever name. Not that that’s a bad thing, but if you’re looking for a warming malt profile, look elsewhere. This is a hop-driven ale with lots of pine resin and a little citrus on the nose, and with 70 IBUs, hops dominates the palate. Clean and crisp with a lingering bitterness and just the lightest touch of malt, this beer is the perfect thing for this unusual autumn weather. SIERRA NEVADA CELEBRATION, FRESH HOP ALE This is a perennial favorite, and this year’s edition is no exception. Unlike many winter seasonals, Celebration has always been understated when it comes to malt. The aromas are a nice mix of fresh hops and soft caramel. The same is true on the palate, where pine-laced hops play against malt flavors reminiscent of fresh baked brioche flecked with bits of dried orange. Don’t miss out on this one. —David Kirkpatrick WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

PAD THAI HOUSE—Pad Thai House is so confident that its Pad Thai is the best in Boise, the restaurant is named after it. 1473 S. Five Mile Rd., 208-375-6014. padthaihouse. net. $-$$ OM PHO VIETNAM—Specializing in hearty bowls of Vietnamese soup and noodles. 8630 W. Overland Road, 208-375-9090. $$ POLLO REY—Offering burritos and tacos and juicy, perfectly spiced, grilled and rotisseriecooked chicken. 7709 W. Overland Rd., 208-375-4642. $ SU OM PRONTO PUPS—Corn dogs and lemonade are the specialities at this locally loved joint. 7709 W. Overland Road, Ste. 140, 208377-1425. $ THAI CUISINE—Serving traditional Thai food in a casual and elegant environment. 6777 W. Overland Road, 208-6580516. $$ SU OM TUCANOS BRAZILIAN GRILL—Meat served on swords. What else do you need to know? 1388 S. Entertainment Ave., 208-343-5588. $$ RES OM TWISTED TIMBER—The neighborhood pub features a well-rounded selection of draft beers and plenty of entertainment from shuffleboard to a Nintendo Wii lounge. The menu is sports pub all the way with an list of apps and hot sammys. 4563 S. Cloverdale Road, 208-362-7157. $$ SU For more restaurant listings, reviews and food gossip, visit

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REA L ESTATE BW FOR RENT 2BD, 2BA. State St. & Kessinger. $575/mo. Pets welcome. 3716762. 4 RENT This super cute house has so much to offer! 2BD, 1BA with attached grg., central heat/air, ample parking, automatic sprinklers, and fully fenced back yard with a deck & an extra storage space. Near Americana & Latah. Dogs are allowed as long as they are housebroken. Please no smoking or large parties. $820/mo. + util. (except water). Please e-mail or call me. 415-939-9188. kai-ty@ 113 Jackson St. DUPLEX 2BD, 2BA. Located in a quiet CulDe-Sac. W/D, large walk in closet in the master. Fenced in yard with a private patio. Parking is a two car grg. with additional storage. W/S/T paid. $750/mo. with a $500 deposit for a 1 yr. lease. Please contact Jay for an appointment: 208-922-0888. HYDE PARK HOME 3BD, 2BA. W/D, doggie doors, wood floors, extremely cool light fixtures. Fireplace and beautiful bay windows. The basement could also be great media area or guest area. All of this uniqueness and fun located smack dab between Hyde Park and Camel’s Back Park. Come take a look and see all the care and hard work that’s been put into this lovely cottage-house! $1275/ mo. See videos!: http://www. Rentals/1715_N._12th.html MOVE IN NOVEMBER 1 1BD, 1BA & 2BD, 1BA both upstairs end units. Large living area. Quail Glen Apartments, 4025 W. State St. Boise. 208-495-2484 Come by and pickup an application. NORTH END HOME 2201 N. 22nd. St. (off Hill Rd.). 1200 sq. ft. 3BD, 2BA, remodeled ranch style home on quiet cul-de-sac. Hardwood, fireplace, appliances, laundry rm. gas/AC, fenced with sprinklers, one-car grg. & RV parking. $925/mo. lease. Call 336-7278 or 867-7483.

DOWNTOWN HIGH RISE. +55 age. 2BD-1BD. $550/mo. 343-5476. OREGON BEACH HOUSE Gull’s Nest is a 3BD home in quiet Waldport. Just a short walk from miles of sandy beach. Gull’s Nest has basic cable and internet, 1 queen, 1 full, two twins and 1 queen sofa sleeper. 15 mi. south of Newport and the aquarium. Winter rates: $95/night, the third night is free. Well-behaved dogs are welcome with a fee. Call 1-866-540-5951 for reservations.

BW FOR SALE IDAHOCITYHOMES.COM Stunning mountain country homes, with breathtaking views. Best buys on the market. Call David 208-392-9789. MERIDIAN 5339 Fox Run Way. Gorgeous likenew bank owned home. 3BD, a bonus rm w/ closet + an office & formal dining rooms! Bonus room could easily be 4th BD. 3 car grg. w/sink enters home through nice mud room. No neighbors behind, backs to school fields! Great neighborhood. $187,000 www. Katie Rosenberg/AV West Real Estate 208-841-6281. SPACIOUS BOISE BENCH HOME 3BD, 3BA. 2-story single family Boise Bench home. Approx. 2775 sq. ft. 2-car grg. with built-in storage shelves and hardwood work bench. Gas forced air heating & central air. Fully fenced back yard. Mature landscaping with grapevines. All appliances included. $189,000. 208-344-7797.DOWNTOWN HIGH RISE. +55 age. 2BD-1BD. $550/mo. 343-5476.


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BOISE’S BEST! With Bodywork by Rose. 794-4789.

MIND, BODY, SPIRIT BW BEAUTY 2010 BEST OF BOISE To thank clients that voted us Best of Boise 2010, Danielle at Euphoria Salon is offering 50% off any color service when booked with a haircut + a free brow wax or threading! Our great clients make us strive to be great. Call 344-0500 for appointments and pricing. LIVE, ORGANIC SKIN CARE ! BlackBox Cosmetics, the world’s first Live, organic skin care is here! Full of anti-oxidants, phytonutrients, botanicals, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and preservative free. Nourish your skin from the inside out. Shae Nielsen 208-312-4695 blackboxshae@ or


1/2 hr. $15. FULL BODY. Hot oil, spa/showers, 24/7. I travel. 8805772. Male Only. Boise & Nampa studios. MASSAGE BY GINA Full Body Treatment/Relaxation, Pain Relief & Tension Release. Call 908-3383. ULM 340-8377.


Hot tub available, heated table, hot oil full-body Swedish massage. Total seclusion. Days/Eves/Weekends. Visa/Master Card accepted, Male only. 866-2759. FREE ON-LINE CLASSIFIED ADS Place your FREE on-line classifieds at It’s easy! Just click on “Post Your FREE Ad.” No phone calls please.

BW CHILDBIRTH BRADLEY METHOD CHILDBIRTH New Classes Forming for Jan., Feb. & Mar. due date. The Bradley Method: Natural Coached Childbirth. Small classes, comprehensive coverage of information on pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum, early parenting. Work together with your coach to birth with support and strength in knowledge of the process. Reduce fears through communication and welcome labor and motherhood through understanding. Learn to give birth naturally! Classes by Gretchen Vetter, AAHCC 3331485. www.synergybirthservices. com

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BW HELP WANTED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR VACANCY The Executive Director is the highest ranking CTUIR employee charged with the management of CTUIR governmental operations and community service enterprises (excluding Wildhorse Resort & Casino) as directed by the governing body, Board of Trustees. The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring that the Tribal management, operational, fiscal, personnel & legal systems, work effectively & efficiently to deliver governmental services and operate Tribal community service enterprises. Please contact Dennis Fortney 541-276-3570 for more information and/or application material. $$$HELP WANTED$$$ Extra Income! Assembling CD cases from Home! No Experience Necessary! Call our Live Operators Now! 1-800-405-7619 EXT 2450 http:// SHIFT LEADER/ASSISTANT MANA FT job. Day & night shifts, must have flexibility with schedule. 5 day work wk., 3 mo. training period at hourly wage, salary upon assuming shift leader position. Must love people, teaching & food, as well as working in a disciplined management team. Position involves & requires extensive people skills & problem solving skills as well as staff training abilities. Must have some computer skills & be willing to do homework on own time. Slackers need not apply. 2 yr. commitment required. Do not contact employer in person, Submit resume by email to TELEPHONE OPERATORS Entertainment Company is seeking reliable, friendly, outgoing telephone operators with excellent customer service skills. Operators must be upbeat and imaginative. FT/PT. All shifts available. Flexible schedules. Must be able to to work a minimum of 20 hrs./wk. Operators work from home and must have a landline telephone. Training is provided. Please contact us at 800-211-3152. WANTED MODELS International artist needs models M/F for country music video. Call Cheri 208-629-4874.

BW CAREER EDUCATION & TRAINING NAMPA CAMPUS NOW OPEN! Get the career education you want, where you want it. StevensHenager College’s Boise campus is opening a satellite campus on North Marketplace Blvd in Nampa. Call Right Now! 800-716-5645.


Healthcare, Graphic Arts, Technology, Business & Accounting. Financial Aid is available for qualified students. Day, Evening and online classes start next month. Stevens-Henager College, Boise Branch, 800-716-5645.


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C O M MUNIT Y BW ANNOUNCEMENTS NEW PT AT THRIVE! Thrive Physical Therapy + Pilates is pleased to announce that Stacey L. Scanlan, PT, MPT has joined our practice. Stacey graduated from the University of Utah in 1998 with a Master of Physical Therapy degree. Stacey is accepting new patients. Please call 344-0737 or email to schedule! FREE ON-LINE CLASSIFIED ADS Place your FREE on-line classifieds at It’s easy! Just click on “Post Your FREE Ad.” No phone calls please.

BW VOLUNTEERS HELP WANTED: LANG. TEACHERS Boise Schools Community Education is seeking Foreign Language Teachers for our upcoming Winter 2011 session. We offer inexpensive courses for the community and are seeking teachers in: Spanish, French, German & Italian instructors. Volunteer to teach with us, and teach one night, 2 hrs. for 6 wks. Great addition to your resume! 854-4047. VOLUNTEER BELL RINGERS! Bell Ringers Volunteer to be a bell ringer at any of our kettle stands in Boise or Meridian. Volunteers are welcome any Mon.-Sat. Shifts are available in 2 or 4 hr. increments. Singers and musicians make great bell ringers! Encourage your family and friends to join you. The money raised helps support our all Salvation Army programs throughout the year. Contact Tina for questions and scheduling. 208-433-4428.


Nov. 24 & 25. Twigs & Twist & Forget-Me-Not-Antiques celebrate their Grand Opening. See our new line of fabrics, patterns & crafting classes at Twigs & Twists www. or call 3420600. Forget-me -Not Antiques at corner of Eastman & 13th.

BW LOST LOST MALE WELSH CORGI/MIX Male 3.5 yrs. Red and white with striking blue eyes. 3/4 Welsh Corgi and 1/4 Mini Australian Shepherd. “Tillman.” Extremely affectionate and would have gone home with anyone. I live on Mallard/Highland cross-streets. Missing 10/16 evening when I came home. Please call 208-514-7542.

FO R SA L E BW STUFF 9 Piece King Sleigh Bed Set Brand new. Dovetail drawers. List $2950. Sacrifice $799. 888-1464. Bed, Queen Tempurpedic Style Memory Foam Mattress. Brand new, w/warranty. Must sell $225. 921-6643. BEDROOM SET 7 pc. Cherry set. Brand new, still boxed. Retail $2250, Sacrifice $450. 888-1464. Couch & Loveseat - Microfiber. Stain Resistant. Lifetime Warranty. Brand new in boxes. List $1395. Must Sell $450! 888-1464. IDAHO HONEY We have 100% pure and local honey for sale. Our honey is produced organically, unfiltered, and tastes amazing. $10/pint, $15/ quart. If interested, please call Alex at 208-921-1503.

KING SIZE PILLOW TOP MATTRESS SET. New - in bag, w/ warranty. MUST SELL $199. Call 921-6643. Leather Sofa plus Loveseat. Brand new in crate w/Lifetime warranty. Retail $2450. Sell $699! 888-1464. QUEEN PILLOWTOP MATTRESS SET. Brand new-still in plastic. Warranty. MUST SELL $139. Can deliver. 921-6643. 52” TV for sale good condition. Asking $75. Also, 4 dining room chairs fair condition. Asking $35 for all four. Call 208-991-7194. Big screen TV that sits on the floor. Rear projection type. $30. OBO. Please call Dennis at 208-322-2597.

BW WANT TO BUY BEE XPRESS RE-SALE STORE Our new location 3110 N Middleton Rd, Nampa across from college. Same great prices and now paying cash for your clothing! 433-9065.

BW CLASSES & WORKSHOPS COMMUNITY ED CLASSES! What tickles your fancy? Hauntings? Cooking? Fund-raising? Cats 101? Boise Schools Community Education offers very inexpensive classes in all categories!! Music, Dancing, Finances, Computer, Animals & Pets, Languages, AND MUCH MORE!! You can register online or by calling us at 854-4047. Registration taken up to the day classes start. Join us for some life-long learning adventures. YARD SALE SALE HERE! Call Boise Weekly to advertise your Yard Sale. 4 lines of text and a free Yard Sale kit for an unbeatable price of $20. Kit includes 3 large signs, pricing stickers, success tips and checklist. Extra signs avail. for purchase. Call Boise Weekly by 10AM on Monday to post your Yard Sale for the next Wednesday edition. 344-2055.

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GUITAR LESSONS-REASONABLE Beginning-Advanced Guitar Lessons. $25/h. 20 yrs. teaching exp. All styles of music. Mitch 208-447-8286.




We buy general household items for CASH. Call 331-2366.

BW MUSIC SERVICES IDAHO’S GUITAR PRO SHOP Everything acoustic & electric. Nationally competitive low prices. Sales-Rentals-Lessons-Repairs Professional musicians on staff. Dorsey Music, 5015 W. State (by Lakeharbor) 853-4141

ADOPT-A-PET These pets can be adopted at the Idaho Humane Society. 4775 W. Dorman St. Boise | 208-342-3508

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M U S IC BW MUSIC INSTRUCTION Guitar lessons. Visit 371-6163.

BW MUSICIANS’ EXCHANGE ATTENTION MUSIC ARTISTS! Rep. from NuJourney Music Studio and their nationwide distribution company will once again be in the Boise area. Looking for independent music artists, especially who write and record their own music. Country, rock, hip hop, any age group, any genre. Groups and bands included. NuJourney Music Studio specializes in getting artists from creation to distribution. Little to no fees if you get signed! Legitimate and licensed. It is worth a call. 801-660-5253 or

KISKA: 2-year-old female cat. Strikingly marked, talkative and independent. Has lived indoor and outdoors. Litterbox-trained. (Kennel 104- #11768561)

HASH: 5-year-old male beagle mix. Good with older children and house-trained. Needs socialization to build confidence. (Kennel 401- #11789746)

SNOWFLAKE: 18-month-old female Siamese mix. Good with children and litterbox-trained. Friendly and calm. (Kennel 97#11830527)

KHLOE: 1-year-old female brown, orange and black cat. Enjoys children and lives happily with dogs. Litterboxtrained. (Kennel 82#11794697)

LANEY: 8-year-old female chocolate Lab. Playful, lively dog who loves people and enjoys children. Not good with cats. (Kennel 402#11780026)

KODY: 10-month-old male American pit bull terrier mix. Energetic and enthusiastic. Good with other dogs and older children. (Kennel 414- #11746623)


These pets can be adopted at Simply Cats. 2833 S. Victory View Way | 208-343-7177

ELLINGTON: I’m a loving CHESTER: Snuggling is boy who’d love to spend my favorite. Bring me my life with you. home today.


STELLA: My stellar personality certainly will win you over.

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B O I S E W E E K LY Enthusiastic keyboardist wanted. Call Ed 389-9619. MUSICIANS WANTED International Artist looking for musicians. Call Cheri 208-629-4874.

You are invited to a “Meet and Greet” reception for all independent music artists. Meet the reps with NuJourney Music Studio, Music Distribution, Inc., and Crazy”N”Sane Music Network. Friday, November 12th. No obligation. Refreshments. For time and place, Call 801-660-5253 or



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N O T IC E S BW NOTICES GAIN NATIONAL EXPOSURE. Reach over 5 million young, educated readers for only $995 by advertising in 110 weekly newspapers like this one. Call Jason at 202-289-8484. This is not a job offer.

pher Sansoucie Sr. You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120 or FL-123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino, 351 N. Arrowhead Ave, San Bernardino, CA 92415-0210. Published Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 2010. 2ND ANOTHER NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE Case No.: CV NC 1002100 A Petition to change the name of Christopher D. Hall, born 2/26/99 in Pensacola, FL residing at 9738 W. Lillywood Dr, Boise, Idaho 83709 has been filed in Ada County District Court, Idaho. the name will change to Christopher Dylan McDavid, because my son (Christopher) would like his last name to be the same as mine and the rest of his family. The child’s father is living. The child’s mother is living. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 1:30 o’clock p.m. on Dec. 9, 2010, at the County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name changes. Date: Oct. 12, 2010. By D. Price Deputy Clerk

BW LEGAL NOTICES ANOTHER NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE Case No.: CVNC1015009 A Petition to change the name of Eamon T. Baker, born 10/19/05 in Boise, ID residing at 234 W. Elwood Dr, Boise, ID 83706 has been filed in Ada County District Court, Idaho. The name will change to Eamon Timothy McManus , because his current name is that of his previous adopted family, needs to reflect his birth parents. The child’s father is living. The child’s mother is living. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 1:30 o’clock pm on December 2nd, 2010, at the County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name changes. Date: October 8, 2010. By D. Price Deputy Clerk Pub. Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 2010. SUMMONS Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. Case no.: FAMSS 1003512 Plaintiff Petitioner: Nicole Scimone Defendent/Respondent: Christo-


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59 Tech whiz 61 Athenian porch 62 Some gravesite decorations 63 Arctic herder 66 Composer Ned 68 1931 Bela Lugosi film 72 Fix, as laces 73 Coolers, for short 74 System of beliefs 77 “The Rights of Man” writer 78 Mauna ___ 80 Argentine article 81 Furry adoptee 82 Water brand 84 [See instructions] 85 Cobb of “12 Angry Men” 86 A bit of cheer? 87 Like some fondue pots 89 Halloween cry 90 Compel 92 When Italian ghouls come out? 93 Poodle’s greeting 95 Bygone flightless bird 96 ___ Bator 97 1979 George Hamilton film 105 “Fine” 108 Stage direction that means “alone” 109 Ring figures 113 1987 Adrian Pasdar film 116 ___ Tin Tin 117 2008 Robert Pattinson film 119 Bones also called cubiti 120 “Piece of cake!” 123 Pianist/composer Schumann 124 Tandem twosome 125 1986 Brad Davis film 126 George who wrote “The Spanish Gypsy” 127 Walk the earth 128 “___ Ben Adhem” 129 Belonging to you and me 130 Many visitors to Legoland

DOWN 1 Coconut filler 2 Acreage fig. 3 When French ghouls come out? 4 Fruit-based fountain treat 5 Make a copy of 6 Sucks up 7 Crusoe’s creator 8 Breezed through 9 Grade school door sign 10 Noted New York eatery 11 Russian pancakes 12 What Chippendale furniture was made in 13 Cheese ball? 14 “Slumdog Millionaire” locale 15 Subpar grades 17 Gershwin’s “Concerto ___” 18 Canine cousin 19 “Do ___!” (“Stop procrastinating!”) 20 Maestro’s sign 29 Skull caps? 32 Sly sorts 33 “Jersey Shore” airer 34 All alternative 35 Medal of valor 37 Like the inside of a coffin 39 Used, as a dinner tray 41 Bernard Malamud’s first novel 42 Rocky pinnacle 43 Saturn’s wife 45 Souvenir from Scotland 47 Early fifth-century year 48 “Slander” author Coulter 49 Bit of Vaseline 51 Communication syst. 53 Longtime Yankee nickname 55 Roman squares 57 O.K. Corral figure 58 Exclude, with “out” 59 Bunch at a grocery store 60 Epoch in which mammals arose 64 One getting hit on at a party?

65 Female fowl 67 Selfish person’s cry before and after “all” 69 Common rhyme scheme 70 “Later!” 71 Biblical preposition 72 N.F.L. defensive lineman B. J. ___ 75 ___ soda 76 “… And I’m the queen of England!” 78 Serving on a stick 79 Sushi bar order 83 Sarah McLachlan hit 85 It may be hidden at a hideout 88 Shopping center regulars 91 Kind of warfare 94 Units of cream: Abbr. 95 Slush pile contents: Abbr. 98 Least typical 99 Cold war broadcasting inits. 100 Gift giver’s words 101 Epic translated by Alexander Pope 102 Reaches altogether 103 “Vous êtes ___” L A S T












104 Sprinkled with baby powder 105 Like a locked lavatory 106 Old-style fax 107 Hawaiian veranda 110 Question shouted in exasperation 111 Spasm 112 Some of the fine print on sports pages 114 1988 #1 country album 115 Newsman Marvin 117 Layer 118 Jazz saxophonist/ flutist Frank 121 Ontario’s ___ Canals 122 “A ___ tardi” (“See you later,” in Italy) Go to www.boiseweekly. com and look under odds and ends for the answers to this week’s puzzle. And don’t think of it as cheating. Think of it more as simply double-checking your answers.

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Where I live, 35 percent of all high school students confess (or brag) that they have engaged in binge drinking, which is defined as imbibing five or more alcoholic drinks in a two-hour period. According to my reading of the omens, your inner teenager may be longing to flirt with that kind of intense and total release. Can I talk him or her out of it? As much as I sympathize with the need of the younger you to escape the numbing effects of the daily grind, I’m asking the adult you to step in and assert your authority. Try to find a more constructive approach to liberation. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Why did feathered dinosaurs evolve wings? Paleontologists in Britain have a new theory: It added to their sexual allure. The head researcher at the University of Manchester speculated that “maybe they ran around with their arms outstretched to show off how pretty their feathers were.” Eventually those forearms became wings that came in handy for flying. In other words, the power of flight did not originate from the urge to fly but rather from the urge to be attractive. Oddly enough, Taurus, this approach to understanding evolution would be useful for you to meditate on in the coming weeks. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you could develop some interesting new capacities as you work to enhance your appeal to people who matter. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): On the subject of being divided, novelist Iris Murdoch wrote the following: “He led a double life. Did that make him a liar? He did not feel a liar. He was a man of two truths.” Whether you deserve the generosity of that interpretation still remains to be seen, Gemini. It is possible that your version of doubleness will be rooted in deceit or delusion rather than sincere and honest duality. Of course I’m rooting for the latter. Please do all you can to ensure that you’re being authentic, not manipulative. CANCER (June 21-July 22): My friend Ariel’s 6-year-old daughter Juno doesn’t understand why anyone would build streets that run in a straight line. Isn’t it more fun if the highways and byways are crooked and curvy? Shouldn’t people want to get to where they’re going by veering this way and that, relishing the playful twists and turns? That’s where the best action is, says Juno, and I agree: in the tweak, in the twirl, in the winding way—not in the beeline route that leaves no room for improvisation. That’s especially true for you right now, my fellow Cancerian.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Would you be delighted if I arranged to get an offshore oil-drilling rig named after you? Probably not. Would you celebrate if you won a prestigious all-expenses-paid vacation to the hottest war zones in Afghanistan? I doubt it. So don’t accept dubious honors and gifts like those, Leo. Be clear that you’re not interested in ego strokes that are irrelevant to your long-term dreams. If you hope to get the prize you’re aiming for, you will have to say a definitive no to supposedly good things that you don’t really want. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The nature of the game is changing. Do you know which game I’m referring to? I mean the one that everyone’s playing but no one’s acknowledging. The rules of the game held steady for quite some time, but recently they began to shift. Now even the game’s rewards are in the process of metamorphosing. My advice? You don’t necessarily need to splash a big dose of raw candor all over the place, but I do recommend that you at least tell yourself the truth about what’s going on. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): My Facebook friend Robert Goldberg has come up with terms for you Libras that put a more positive spin on your reputation as a fence sitter. He suggests “fence dancer” or “fence warrior.” You don’t always deserve to be bestowed with those honorable titles, of course. Sometimes you really do molder there in your intermediate position, paralyzed by indecision and unable to do what’s in the best interests of anyone, including yourself. But on other occasions—like now—you have the power to use your inbetween status dynamically, coordinating the opposing interests to work as a whole that’s greater than the sum of the parts. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “I cannot seem to feel alive unless I am alert,” wrote author Charles Bowden, “and I cannot feel alert unless I push past the point where I have control.” That’s a pretty extreme approach. But I suggest that you consider trying it out in the coming week. If you hope to seize even one of the multiple opportunities swirling in your vicinity, you will need both supreme focus and a looseygoosey willingness to respond to novelty. So don’t tense up and blank out and try to wrestle the mysterious flows into submission. Use your sixth sense to find the groove and relax into it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “Democracy is the worst form of government except for all those others that have been tried,” said Winston Churchill. He was defending his favorite political system, asserting that its imper-

fections are superior to the flaws of monarchy, plutocracy, anarchy, theocracy and the rest. I invite you to use a similar gauge as you evaluate the belief system at the center of your life. Does it sometimes lead you astray, cause you to see things that aren’t really there and fill you with confusion— but more life-enhancing ways than any other belief system? Or is it actually kind of toxic? Should you consider replacing it with another set of organizing principles? If it’s the latter, now would be a good time to begin making a change. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Connie Post, my beloved former editor at the Dayton Daily News, sent me a haiku-like poem that I’d like you to ponder: “November trees / which are living? / which are dead?” I’m hoping this will put you in the mood to mull over an even bigger question, namely: What parts of your own life are withering and what parts are thriving? In my astrological opinion, it’s very important that you know the difference and act accordingly. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Numerologists say the number 10 signifies completion, wholeness, totality. It could rightly serve as your lucky number in the coming weeks—a symbol of your power to draw long-term processes to a climax on your own terms. But you might also want to consider using 11 as your emblem of good mojo. That number denotes the drive to surpass the success you’ve earned before—to transcend easy triumphs and conventional wisdom so as to reach for a more challenging conquest. Either way, Aquarius, I think you’ll be flying high for the foreseeable future, so there’s no need to worry about which way you should go. If you do choose 11, the risks will be somewhat greater and the rewards more interesting. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): In Moby Dick, Herman Melville suggested that ideally a person should be a “patriot to heaven.” Poet Gary Snyder wrote, “I pledge allegiance to the soil / one ecosystem / in diversity / under the sun / with joyful interpenetration for all.” Seminal environmentalist Edward Abbey said, “My loyalties will not be bound by national borders ... or limited in the spiritual dimension by one language or culture. I pledge my allegiance to the damned human race, and my everlasting love to the green hills of Earth, and my intimations of glory to the singing stars, to the very end of space and time.” I recommend you experiment with this perspective in the coming weeks. You don’t have to tone down your love for your tribe or country. Just see if you can expand your sense of belonging and feel at home everywhere you go.



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