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TAK EE E ON E! NEWS 8
BY THE NUMBERS The impact of redistricting on Idaho’s Latino vote FEATURE 11
BAND-AID Is the Global Health Initiative helping? REC 28
WICKED WICKET Croquet court is a hidden backcountry gem BEER GUZZLER 31
‘TIS THE SAISON Beers for all seasons— especially summer
“As a society, we don’t really believe in innocent until proven guilty.”
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NOTE THE DAZE OF VACATION DAYS I’m with Bill Cope this week. Yes, there is plenty to write about: redistricting in Idaho (see News, Page 8), the Rupert Murdoch/News of the World scandal (incidentally, some people still think Boise Weekly is owned by Murdoch’s News Corp. after an April Fool’s prank some years back), the latest debt ceiling spat between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, the colorful discussions among BW readers at boiseweekly. com this week, the dude who became the ﬁrst to rack up 10 million miles with United Airlines ... this list could go on. Heck, it would even be entertaining to just reprint that viral USA Today weather graphic that not only depicted a personiﬁed sun jerking off a thermometer but doing so with a rather suggestive expression. But it’s not easy getting serious about news when mother nature keeps rolling out one gorgeous day after another. Last week, I was fortunate enough to take a few days off, and I spent the time driving to and from a speck of a town in central New Mexico. The high desert gave way to the still-snow-covered peaks of Salt Lake City, which gave way to the Canyonlands, which gave way to the ﬂatlands of the Land of Enchantment. I took in the deceptively ﬁnite space of this West in which we live and wished I’d revisited the words of Mary Austin’s The Land of Little Rain before the journey. At Arches National Park, I stood within the cradle of a rock hollowed out by eons of wind and rain, trying to imagine Edward Abbey’s lonely existence in that place and made a mental note to dust off Desert Solitaire when I returned home. And when you’re surrounded, day after day, by the vast landscape of the empty West, it’s surprisingly effortless—even for the most news-obsessed among us—to let the days stretch by without a newspaper or a broadcast in sight. It’s so easy to just be outside. But vacations must end, news must go on. In this edition of Boise Weekly, Cope tackles distraction, News Editor George Prentice examines the redistricting process from the perspective of Idaho’s growing Latino vote, Guy Hand goes looking for fungi, and we uncover an immaculate croquet court in a rather unexpected place. My advice? Grab your paper/iPad/smartphone/laptop and read outside. —Rachael Daigle
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WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM What you missed this week in the digital world.
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CLAM DIGGITY BW Rec and Food writer Randy King does what he does best in a recent Cobweb post: forage/hunt/ﬁsh for his food in the great outdoors. This week: freshwater clams.
NO SWIM FOR YOU Like clockwork, it seems, come summer the Department of Environmental Quality issues an E. coli warning for Sandy Point Beach at Lucky Peak. As of press time, wouldbe waders and swimmers have been asked to wade and swim elsewhere until the DEQ issues the all clear.
READ THE FINE PRINT Hundreds of Boise nonproﬁts had their tax-exempt status revoked by the IRS for failing to ﬁle the necessary documents. Details at Citydesk.
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NEWS How Idaho’s redistricting could affect the Latino population
NEWS 2 Arts commission anxious to move on after audit
FEATURE Healing the World
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REC Backcountry croquet
FOOD The ﬁne art of forest fungus foraging
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NEXT WEEK’S COLUMN Damn I wish it was done! I wanna go outside! Sometimes, when I’m having trouble stirring up a column, I just sit down and start writing. I type in the ﬁrst thing that pops to mind and keep typing. It’s like priming a pump, that’s the way I look at it. I’m doing it right now. Let’s see if it works. Uh ... OK ... uh ... uh ... U Damn. No such luck. It’s been 45 minutes since I typed that last “uh ...” and my pump is still coming up dry. I wish I was outside, doing something. Barbecuing something. Drinking something that friends brought over in a cooler full of ice. I wish I was having fun. Sometimes it seems like everybody is having fun but me. Like last night. It was the Fourth of July, and when the sun went down, I was here alone, watching Star Trek. (TNG, just so you know.) It was the episode where everyone on the Enterprise except young Wesley Crusher gets hooked on a video game through a skinny alien headset. The gismo reminded me a little of those iPod ear buds, and I thought, Imagine that! There’s an iPodlooking thingie from 20 years before Apple started selling iPods. I’ll bet this very Star Trek is where Steve Jobs got the idea, in fact. I bet I could get a column out of that, about how Gene Roddenberry was so far ahead of his time that if he were still around, Darrell Issa would be calling him in to testify before a committee in one of those Congressional investigations into the liberal inﬂuence on popular science ﬁction. I almost went to the computer that very second to start writing, but the ﬁrst ﬁreworks began rumbling in from outside, out where other people were barbecuing stuff and having fun. The boomers must have cleared my head because I suddenly remembered that at this particular moment in time, there are no Congressional investigations into the liberal inﬂuence on popular science ﬁction. Damn, I thought, that would have been a good column. I was disappointed, for sure, since I’d been straining my brain all day to come up with a column idea, and for a moment there, I thought I had it. But I’ll tuck it away for future reference. Sooner or later, if things keep going the way they are, some congressman, whether it’s Darrell Issa or not, will want to investigate science-ﬁction liberals, so I’ll just hang onto the idea until then. But here I am, still ﬁddle-farting around for a topic. Normally I don’t have so much trouble getting started. Normally, however, I don’t put my wife on a plane Fourth of July morning, leaving me all by myself on that very day when most people are outside, drinking out of ice-ﬁlled coolers and sitting in lawn chairs with family and friends, all carefree and crap. All day long, every time I tried to concentrate on getting a column idea, all I could think about was, Wonder what I’ll have for dinner tonight. Normally, see, I would simply ask, “Honey, what are
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we having for dinner tonight?” But now it’s up totally to me what I’m having for dinner (tonight, last night and several nights to come) and how’s a person supposed to come up with column ideas when he has that sort of pressure in his life? Actually, I had a pretty good idea a few days ago, shortly after that shufﬂing weasel Rep. Eric Cantor walked out of the negotiations on raising the debt ceiling. When I heard about that, I thought, Oh, golly. How touching. Isn’t it just divine how concerned the Republicans and tea baggers and rightwing crazies in general are over the economic burden the national debt will put on the backs of our children and grandchildren. What magnanimous beings they are. Now if only they would show a fraction of that concern over the burden on our children and grandchildren that an environmental collapse, unregulated poisons in everything from the atmosphere to the oceans, un-inspected and deadly bacteria in their food supply, un-monitored and everpresent danger on their jobs, and accelerating climate-driven disasters from crop failures to killer storms that will result from their wholesale emasculation of government regulatory agencies like the EPA, FDA and OSHA, along with their refusal to respond in any way to the threat of global warming. Yeah, it was going to be a pretty good column, had I written it. I was going to start off greasy with sarcasm, see? On the ﬁrst part where I was going to make them sound like they really are decent people and really do give a crap about children and grandchildren, I was going to slather it on thick about what saints they are. And then I planned on ﬂipping an about-face and unloading a litany of glaring evidence that they don’t give a crap about anything, let alone children and grandchildren. How they’re gnawing like rat zombies on the government oversight meant to keep our air breathable and our water drinkable, our guts free of salmonella and E. coli, our environment relatively stable, and our kids from sliding back into the old child labor days. I mean, that’s what’s going on, and all you have to do to see it happening is wake up and look. So in the end, that column (had I written it) would have been about how they sob their crocodile hearts out over the economic burden on future generations, even while they are promoting radical and existential burdens that could mean there won’t be a much of a future to cry over. That would have been a damn good column. I should have written it when I had the chance. But what did I do instead? Yeah, you guessed it. I went outside. Thought I could have more fun out there than in here. Happens every day, every summer, ever since I was a little kid. Now excuse me. I’m going out for a while, and then I have to start thinking about what’s for dinner. I’ll get this started later. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
GUILTY AFTER INNOCENT Make DSK whole, then jail him ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.—Innocent until proven guilty. We say it. We teach it to our children. But we don’t believe it. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, charged with forcing a hotel cleaning person in midtown Manhattan to perform oral sex, has been released. This was not a case of a defendant wielding inﬂuence to weasel out of responsibility. To the contrary, the NYPD and district attorney believed the alleged victim. The cops aggressively pursued DSK, as the French media calls him. District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. says the case has fallen apart. The victim was unreliable at best, a conwoman at worst. The charges are dead. Though legally innocent, DSK will not be restored to his job leading the International Monetary Fund, which he was forced to resign. Before getting dragged off an Air France jet bound for Paris, the de-accused rapist was considered a frontrunner for the Socialist Party’s nomination for the French presidency. If legal innocence is to rise above hollow rhetoric, people like DSK ought to be entitled to the full restoration of their pre-arrest status. Not many will agree with me on this. Which is my point: As a society, we don’t really believe in innocent until proven guilty. We did not revel in Strauss-Kahn’s arrest because of the crime that the legal system has since decided not to pursue, rape. We laughed and jeered because we hate(d) him. We hate(d) DSK because he is rich and evil. Had DSK been a run-of-the-mill accused rapist, few would have noticed and no one would have been as gleeful about his predicament. I published a cartoon showing DSK in a
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police interrogation room. “What’s the big deal?” I showed him asking police detectives. “I’ve been raping the world for years!” It takes a cruel genius to turn big proﬁts on the backs of the world’s poorest people. Meet DSK’s IMF. First, IMF ofﬁcials such as DSK convince the political leaders of say, Kyrgyzstan, that they could rapidly modernize their Fourth World backwater with a loan. Increase in GDP or no, the IMF loans come due. What to do? IMF experts parachute in and recommend: “structural adjustment.” No more proﬂigate spending on social programs. The IMF is the world’s biggest loan shark. In the United States, IMF-style gangster capitalism takes the form of Republican/Tea Party “starve the beast” demagoguery. There’s always money for rich people. And for wars. And for wars that make rich people richer. For the poor and middle class, Medicare and Social Security are ostentatious and unaffordable luxuries. Socialized medicine, guaranteed cost-of-living increases and unlimited unemployment beneﬁts are off the table. It is this economic outlook, devoid of humanity and contemptuous of people’s basic needs, that Strauss-Kahn represents. We all hate him and those like him. He deserves prison. Until there’s a revolution, however, DSK will never suffer for the crimes he committed as a globe-trotting ﬁnancier. Even as DSK ﬂew ﬁrst class and left his most intimate DNA in $450-a-night suites at four-star hotels, his IMF was demanding that the citizens of Greece and Portugal slash pensions and hike college tuition. That is his biggest crime, and the one for which he and those like him should someday face justice.
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A BIGGER PIECE OF THE ACTION Idaho Latinos keep a close eye on redistricting GEORGE PRENTICE More Idaho Latinos stood up to be counted in the 2010 Census: Since 2000, the Gem State’s Hispanic or Latino population grew 73 percent. Now, Hispanic leaders hope they have earned the opportunity to sit down at the proverbial political table. Decisions made in the next 30 days by a bipartisan commission on redistricting could either grant greater representation to Idaho’s fastest growing community or leave Latinos standing in the wings. “Redistricting will deﬁnitely impact everyone here,” said Alex Zamora, waving his arm across a room at the Caldwell Public Library. Zamora, chair of the Idaho Hispanic Caucus Institute for Research and Education, stood before a room ﬁlled with students, seniors and representatives from Idaho’s Mexican Consulate. Attendees had two things in common: They’re Latino and they are engaged—politically, socially and now with Idaho’s redistricting process. Idaho Code 72-1506 requires the state to be divided into equal districts based on population. Even those disenfranchised by poverty and/or homelessness are to be counted and represented. In a perfect world, Idaho’s ofﬁcial population of 1,567,582 would be evenly divided into 35 districts of 44,788 persons. But redistricting has had a complex history. In an attempt to be fair by preserving city and county boundaries, previous commissions left many districts uneven. Two glaring examples of Idaho’s lopsided legislative regions can be found in District 14 (including parts of Eagle, Meridian and Star) and District 22 (including Mountain Home). The 2010 Census indicated District 14 included 77,000 people while District 14 counted only 34,000. Of greater interest to Idaho Latinos is Canyon County, currently represented by Districts 10, 11, 12 and 13. Each district readily tops the 44,788 threshold. District 13 in southern Canyon County has 58,725. “I wouldn’t be terribly surprised if Canyon County goes from four districts up to ﬁve,” said Zamora. Alfredo Hernandez of Idaho’s Center for
Community and Justice keeps his ﬁnger on the political pulse of Canyon County’s growing Latino community. “There is a much greater need for proper representation,” said Hernandez. “With a growing population of educated Latinos, to not put them in positions of power would be to miss a great opportunity.” Maria Mabbutt, board member of the Idaho Hispanic Caucus, has a personal and political interest in the future of District 12, which includes much of the city of Nampa. “In last year’s election, I ran for the
voter registration. “Latinos and women. We’re a big part of the population here,” said Mondragon, a junior at the University of Idaho. “But we’re clearly under-represented. That’s why I hope to run for ofﬁce someday.” But before Mondragon runs for ofﬁce, the process of redistricting Idaho must deﬁne the new lay of the political land. “What’s the goal? Boundaries that make sense,” said Zamora. To appreciate the Herculean task in front of the six-member redistricting commission, consider Idaho’s overall growth. Between 2000 and 2010, Idaho grew by 273,629 people. “It’s the equivalent of adding another Boise and Pocatello to our state,” said Lee Flinn, executive director of Conservation Voters for Idaho. “People are dazed when they hear the numbers. But what’s really at the heart of redistricting is maintaining and upholding the value of one person-one vote.” Flinn and Zamora said redistricting is not a Republican vs. Democrat issue. “We’re not talking to people about voting one party or another,” said Zamora. “We’re talking about voting period. In the Latino community, we’re still taking basic steps of getting mobilized and politically active.” Following a ﬁnal public hearing scheduled for Wednesday, July 13, at Meridian City Hall, the redistricting commission will get to the work of slicing up Idaho. The six commissioners have eight days of meetings scheduled through the remainder of July. In case they need more time, the commission penciled in 14 more dates between Monday, Aug. 1, and Friday, Sept. 2. If commissioners still can’t reach a consensus, the ultimate arbiter would be the Idaho Supreme Court. But one way or another, Idaho’s new districts need to be set by next spring’s primary elections, which will affect state legislative races and runoffs for Idaho’s two U.S. House seats. “Redistricting is critically important,” said Flinn. “Because it will determine who is elected, and those are the people who will make the policy decisions that impact Idahoans every day. Not just Latinos, all Idahoans.” BEN WILSON
The Greater Boise Auditorium District board once again ended its most recent meeting bitterly divided. This month’s controversy at a meeting July 11 was a repeat of last month’s: restoration of funding to the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau. BCVB had its funding cut off by the GBAD board in 2010, but the May 17 election of Hy Kloc and Judy PeaveyDerr swung the board’s majority to the opposite direction, again supporting BCVB. The ﬁrst order of business was to sign BCVB to a temporary professional services contract for $24,500, expiring at the end of September. The majority of the GBAD board (Kloc, Mike Fitzgerald and Gail May) also voted to draft a new long-term Request for Proposal, whereby BCVB could bid for more permanent funding. Board member Stephanie Astorquia, who opposed the moves along with Peavey-Derr, questioned both contracts. “This is a blatant waste of public funds,” said Astorquia. May, who worked on both agreements, faced off with Astorquia. “They [BCVB] probably already earned this amount anyway just for all of the work that they have been doing for free since the beginning of the year,” said May. “This agreement is not constitutionally valid or statutorily valid,“ said Astorquia. “There is no requirement for sales efforts here so there is no deliverable.“ “Do you really believe that BCVB has not performed?” asked May. “I have a problem with the form and substance of your contracts,” Astorquia responded. By a 3-2 vote, the GBAD board accepted the temporary contract and moved forward toward a long-term arrangement. Again, Astorquia and Peavey-Derr questioned the wording of the request, giving BCVB an advantage in the bidding process. “Would you not agree that this RFP is targeted toward BCVB?” Peavey-Derr asked. “They probably ﬁt the parameters,” admitted May. “It’s quite clear that there is only one entity that is contracted to do this work,” said Astorquia. “I have difﬁculty calling this a RFP. Again, you’re clearly skirting the competitive bidding process. I don’t think this is valid or legal.” But Astorquia and Peavey-Derr once again ended up on the losing end of the debate. Another GBAD shift involves the board majority’s desire to seek a replacement for its legal counsel. In describing former counsel Wayne Meuleman of Meuleman Mollerup, Fitzgerald previously said that Meuleman had been “way too deeply involved in policy making.” Fitzgerald told the board at the July 11 meeting that he had been working on a new RFP for legal services. Hawley Troxell law ﬁrm is expected to bid for the RFP. But Fitzgerald admitted during the board meeting that he had showed a draft of the RFP to Hawley Troxell before ﬁnishing the ﬁnal proposal. Astorquia and Peavey-Derr were again visibly unnerved. “Let’s table this issue until the next meeting,” suggested Kloc.
Idaho House,” said Mabbutt. “When they’re done with redistricting this year, the ﬁrst thing I want to know is if I’ll still be living in the same district. If I’m still in 12, I would say there’s a 90 percent chance that I will run again.” If Mabbutt had been successful in her race against incumbent Robert Schaefer, she would have been the only Latino voice in the current Idaho Legislature. “I came to Idaho like a lot of Mexican descendents came here, working the ﬁelds,” said Mabbutt. “Immigration is important, but the biggest issue has to be public education—for my four daughters, for Latinos, for all Idahoans.” “The state Legislature should reﬂect the people of Idaho,” said Zamora. “Yet we don’t have any Latino state legislators currently serving at the Statehouse.” The new voices and faces of Idaho’s Latino community include 17-year-old Eulalia Gallegos of Parma and 20-year-old Estania Mondragon of Nampa. “I’m fascinated by this process,” said Gallegos, who said that’s why she volunteers for Idaho Latino Vote, a nonproﬁt that promotes
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Michael Faison, ICA executive director: “If we thought this would be a problem, we just wouldn’t have done it.”
AUDIT FINDS MISTAKES AT ARTS ORG Arts Commission director: “Mistakes happen.” BRADY MOORE AND SHELBY SOULE Following an audit concluding that Idaho Commission on the Arts inappropriately used $5,100 for entertainment expenses and found 560 accounting errors, ICA Executive Director Michael Faison is anxious to move forward. “Mistakes happen,” said Faison. “Humans make mistakes. Make new mistakes. No repeats, please.” The Audits Division of the Idaho Legislative Services Ofﬁces reviews each executive department of state government at least once every three years. Management reviews include evaluation of internal controls over ﬁnancial and program activities. The most recent audit of ICA’s 2007-2009 ﬁscal years identiﬁed “signiﬁcant conditions and weaknesses in the general administrative procedures and accounting controls of the commission.” Auditors uncovered entertainment expenses totaling $5,100 for a conference ICA hosted in 2009. More than 50 organizations from across Idaho were represented at the conference, designed to help arts nonproﬁts practice good ﬁscal responsibility. The day-and-a-halflong conference, funded through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, included an evening at Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and $5,100 was earmarked for tickets, transportation and meals. Auditors reminded Faison that entertainment expenses for publicly funded organizations were not allowed under federal regulations or Idaho code, a fact Faison told BW he knew before the conference. But in a formal letter of reply to the audit, he defended the expense as “an educational experience.” With money for the conference coming from federal stimulus dollars, Faison described the WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
opportunity as “one and done.” “This was all planned. Because we took them out to the festival grounds it looked like an entertainment cost, when it was, in fact, part of a larger workshop,” said Faison. “If we thought this would be a problem, we just wouldn’t have done it.” Faison said the evening included a speech from the festival stage concerning the public role of arts institutions in Idaho. Faison said he respectfully disagreed with the auditor’s interpretation of the expense, but said that ICA “wouldn’t be doing it again anyway.” Another ﬁnding in the audit report indicated 560 accounting errors and adjustments made during the 2009 ﬁscal year. The audit recommended improved oversight, review and training to “improve the reliability of ﬁnancial information” and “reduce the volume of errors.” “The actual number surprised me,” said Faison. “When you see it on paper, you think that number sounds large.” Faison said more than half of the corrections could be attributed to salary, withholding and Social Security entries for one employee’s position funded through a grant and the entries needed to be backed out and re-entered when a new grant phase began. The other half, Faison said, were estimated entries based on requests for federal grant funding. Faison said the commission has since been able to establish a line of credit for federal funds, cutting the number of requested advances. As for future audits, Faison said, “It would disappointment me if there were any new ﬁndings.”
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VIRGINIA HEMINGWAY Working to make animal cruelty a felony in Idaho GEORGE PRENTICE
Have you ever witnessed animals being tortured? Well, I grew up on a farm near Jerome. Are you saying that cruelty is part of the traditional life for a farm animal? I’m adamant that we should protect normal labor practices in the agricultural community. I understand shearing and de-horning and castrations, all of those processes. But is it fair to say that thousands of animals in Idaho are in pain today? Oh my God, yes. Absolutely. Can you speak to the January incident in New Plymouth, where more than 80 allegedly malnourished and mistreated animals were seized from a farm? [Three individuals were charged with 13 counts of animal cruelty and nine counts of permitting animals to go without care.]
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That was torture. My personal opinion is the renters on that land were sadistic. Those are the people we’re after, repeat offenders. Wouldn’t a psychiatrist say that sometimes, this type of behavior is psychopathology? There was a case over in Pocatello where a woman was charged with 15 misdemeanors over 25 years involving hundreds of horses. How was she allowed to continue to keep animals? Law enforcement would tell her not to, but she would go out and get more. So these are the examples at the heart of your argument? Animal cruelty is a misdemeanor, and if you have a prosecutor in a small ofﬁce with small staff and little money, they’re not going to prosecute animal cruelty compared to, let’s say, a meth case. What we want to do is on the third conviction of a misdemeanor, that would become a felony. How many signatures do you need? [We need] 47,432. That’s 6 percent of the Idaho vote in 2010. We’re shooting for 60,000 to make sure we have a cushion. What is your deadline? Next April 30 to get on the November 2012 ballot. That doesn’t make your task any less daunting. We have groups in every corner of the state working on this. The best news of all is that the Idaho Humane Society came on board to support our effort. They have over 10,000 members.
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Virginia Hemingway is tired of dealing with Idaho politicians. In 2009, her organization Stop Torturing Our Pets helped write a bill pushing for stricter cruelty laws, but the measure died in an Idaho House committee. In 2010 as STOP’s president, she worked on a revised bill that passed overwhelmingly (341) in the Idaho Senate but was killed again in the House. This year, the group has decided to put the issue to voters by securing enough signatures to place an animal cruelty initiative on the November 2012 ballot. Additionally, STOP has folded into another organization, Idaho 1 of 3. Hemingway said her new group touts the fact that Idaho is one of only three states that don’t consider the repeated torture of animals a felony.
As part of your initiative, you’re looking to increase ﬁnes. A misdemeanor would increase from $100 up to $400 for the ﬁrst offense, and the second offense would increase to $600. A third animal cruelty conviction in a 15-year period would be a felony punishable by six months to three years in prison and a ﬁne up to $9,000. In an agriculture-driven state, you must be prepared for pushback. But this gives a sheriff or prosecutor a lot more leverage. Imagine them talking to a violator who has been charged with two misdemeanors. They can say, “If we have to come out here again, this could be a felony and you could go to prison.” We’re not talking about people who have a dog tied up in the back yard who have forgotten to ﬁll the water bowl. We’re after repeat offenders who torture animals. Is there a political divide on this issue? This shouldn’t be a partisan issue, but for some reason in Idaho, it is. That has nothing to do with liberalism. This is about Idaho people protecting Idaho animals, period. Why did you feel you had to change your organization’s name? Idaho 1 of 3. Idaho is one of only three states without a felony for animal torture. The other two are North Dakota and South Dakota. It’s embarrassing. It’s shameful.
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HEALING THE WORLD HOW OBAMA’S AMBITIOUS GLOBAL HEALTH INITIATIVE HAS STRUGGLED TO FIND ITS WAY | JOHN DONNELLY, GLOBAL POST
WASHINGTON—Two years ago the White House announced the Global Health Initiative—President Barack Obama’s new blueprint for how U.S. aid can improve international health care and save lives in the developing world. Back in the spring of the new president’s ﬁrst year in ofﬁce few were surprised that Obama, a strong supporter of the ﬁght against AIDS as a United States senator, would launch such a bold and well-intentioned plan to bolster global health. After all, his predecessor, President George W. Bush, had made a global ﬁght against AIDS his signature humanitarian act—in a presidency largely deﬁned by the attacks of Sept. 11 and the two wars that followed—Obama’s plan was to go many steps further: The Global Health Initiative was designed to efﬁciently expand narrowly deﬁned ﬁghts against AIDS and malaria so that U.S.-funded programs could have a much greater impact. But few expected what would come next: almost no action. Over the next 18 months, the administration released few details about the program, sending out ofﬁcials who showed the same power point slides and the same messages over and over. Some audience members said they had memorized parts of the presentations. Behind the scenes, senior ofﬁcials fought turf wars. Dozens of health experts wrote white papers. Amid the maze of cubicles inside USAID and the State Department, bureaucrats held meetings by the score. It took more than a year for the heads of three responsible U.S. government bodies—the Ofﬁce of the Global AIDS Coordinator, the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—to travel together to the ﬁeld to see ﬁrsthand U.S. global health programs and to begin to explain to curious foreign service ofﬁcers and
health experts what the GHI was all about. Now two years after Obama announced the creation of the GHI, little success can be shown and the ambitious undertaking may take several years more to fully get off the ground, if ever, because it has run into one of the most difﬁcult budgetary climates in Washington, D.C., in decades. Some analysts believe that Obama’s vision for a $63 billion, six-year program that would take all U.S. global health programs and make them work together to improve health systems in the developing world now will receive billions of dollars less than anticipated by 2015. GHI’s stumbling start has become a signature disappointment in the global health community, an example of this administration’s well-intentioned but often slow and deliberative style, and its failure to build bipartisan consensus in Washington, D.C., particularly around issues that touch the political third rail of “reproductive rights” for women. As some critics point out, Obama’s GHI and Bush’s policy, the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief, known by its acronym PEPFAR, make for a stark comparison of differing styles of leadership. Based on interviews with more than two dozen people, including senior U.S. ofﬁcials in Washington, D.C., and in countries around the world, concerns about the GHI’s current predicament begin with the length of time it took for the Obama administration to start putting together the program. “There were probably hundreds of people, working thousands of hours, writing white papers for GHI,” said one senior U.S. ofﬁcial involved in the effort, speaking on condition of anonymity. “People in the ﬁeld grew very impatient. It took more than a year after the announcement before they went into the ﬁeld to talk to people.”
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Solomon Zewdu M.D., the country director of Ethiopia for Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, listens to a nurse in the children’s ward at Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on April 5.
The GHI was designed to take a bunch of unconnected U.S. health programs that focused on AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and immunizations, among others, and to weave together the programs so that a family in, say, Rwanda, wouldn’t go to a U.S.-funded clinic that only served AIDS patients but instead would go to a clinic that provided a whole range of services that included AIDS treatment and prevention. The GHI aimed to ﬁnd savings by combining stand-alone programs that fought one disease. It also put a gender lens on all programs, making sure that programs found ways to address the health issues of women and girls. But from the start, the GHI was difﬁcult to deﬁne. What was it? What wasn’t it? The architects of the GHI acknowledged that the process took time and several said that they needed to think through the consequences of redrawing a whole new global health approach. The old way of doing things, they argued, may have led to quick results against a disease but it was an inefﬁcient and piecemeal approach to health care. “When approaching each of those diseases separately, we were creating some challenges as well, because we were so fragmented in our approach [before GHI],” said Amie Batson, USAID’s deputy assistant administrator for global health. Batson said that the GHI will show that not only is “treat the patient, the woman, more holistically is better [but] it’s also cheaper.” But there were three major hurdles from the start in trying to build a new architecture for U.S. global health programs. One was that the money tilts heavily toward the AIDS ﬁght—roughly 70 percent of all global health funding. The AIDS money has lots of Congressionally mandated conditions that prevented spending for uses outside HIV programs. The second was that the GHI had three chiefs—as opposed to the Bush’s PEPFAR AIDS plan that had one ofﬁce, one ambassador and a president’s marching orders to plow through red tape. The three chiefs—the heads of PEPFAR, USAID and CDC—had designs on the funding as well, said several U.S. ofﬁcials who were directly involved in the early GHI negotiations. Dr. Eric Goosby, the U.S. global AIDS ambassador appointed by Obama, did not want to relinquish control over his budget, and several U.S. ofﬁcials
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said in interviews that the political inﬁghting between Goosby’s ofﬁce and USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah grew particularly intense at times in the 18 months after Obama’s announcement of the GHI. Even the outcome of those talks was problematic. Goosby’s ofﬁce retains control of that 70 percent—at least for now—and while PEPFAR ofﬁcials are actively looking for ways to expand AIDS programs for other services, different Washington bosses oversee different pots of money. The third issue was that during the long buildup for the GHI, few administration ofﬁcials reached out to Congress to keep it informed and build support. The result, according to many observers, was that the bipartisan goodwill built toward the AIDS program began to wither and the support for the GHI has yet to take hold. “I have not seen anything mishandled as much as GHI—they never deﬁned it for Congress and many now see it as a program that sucks money off other things, including the AIDS program,” said Shepherd Smith, co-founder and president of the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Youth Development, an AIDS program implementer, who was a critical player in helping win Republican support for PEPFAR. “I think this administration has largely killed the enthusiasm for PEPFAR, or for bipartisan support for global health.” Not everyone is so pessimistic. Other critics of the administration’s handling of the GHI believe it’s still possible for the Obama administration to build a new coalition for global health. They argue that such funding brings the best return of any item in the federal budget: Tens of thousands of lives saved daily, through AIDS drugs or vaccinations or the training of birth attendants in the poorest countries of the world, all for a relatively small sum of money. Federal aid, in total, is 1 percent of the U.S. budget. Dr. Mark Dybul, the former U.S. global AIDS ambassador under the Bush administration, said the administration needs to reach out in a much more effective way to Republicans on the GHI, especially the social conservatives, or the Christian right. The ﬂash point here involves women’s reproductive rights, and family planning, which is a cornerstone of the GHI effort. Just the words “reproductive rights” translates into abortion for many social conservatives, WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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Amon Chimphepo (right), a community-based distribution agent, visits with Charles Jasi (center) and his wife, Christina Charles, in Mndola Village, Malawi, on June 3.
and Dybul and others said that the Obama administration needs to tread with care and common sense. “We need to make sure there’s voluntary family planning available for women who want it, but we can’t alienate people who have ... problems with that,” Dybul said. “This is an issue of administrative leadership and management and listening to people.” Despite his criticism of the leadership on the GHI, Dybul is a strong supporter of its goals and its strategy for delivering health care. Dybul said that the restrictions placed around PEPFAR were at times counterproductive in trying to deliver life-saving health care in the developing world. He particularly wants to see the U.S. government scale up efforts to protect the lives of women during childbirth. An estimated 350,000 women die each year during childbirth—nearly 1,000 a day. “What GHI is trying to do on this is extraordinary, and we’re so glad they’re able to do it, because we tried and it didn’t work,” Dybul said. “In Ethiopia, I remember the ﬁrst time I went to a beautiful, pristine, (prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission) clinic. They were perfectly well-trained, it was well-staffed, there was a great lab. But then you walk through the doors and you’re in a maternity ward that’s a disaster. For a tiny amount of money you can expand that to have one site that’s a maternal-neonatal health clinic that will improve the lives of women and children. I can’t tell you how hard we tried to get our colleagues to use incremental amounts of money to do that. It was impossible.” Congress is in a far different place today than it was in 2003, at the start of PEPFAR. Mark Green, a former Republican U.S. House member from Wisconsin and the U.S. ambassador to Tanzania from 2007 to 2009, pointed out in a Washington, D.C., brieﬁng that of the 100 U.S. senators who voted for PEPFAR, only 52 are now in ofﬁce. Of the 435 members of the House, just 225 are in. And drilling deeper, of the 19 members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who helped craft the PEPFAR legislation, only three serve today. “With these elections we’ve turned around and suddenly seen the giants, if you will, the legislative giants of global health have left the stage,” Green said. “And so I think really what we have to do is go back WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
to basics.” Rep. Keith Ellison, a Minnesota Democrat, agreed and said that the questions asked today in Congress are different from the ones asked eight years ago. “I think the thing that both sides want to know is, is the dollar spent well? No one should be afraid of scrutiny, and everyone should be able to prove value associated with the American tax dollar,” he said. “I think the important challenge is to encourage people to look program by program for savings, for real value and for impact.” That’s a key challenge today for the GHI: Can it show savings and impact soon, even though programs are just being rolled out in countries? Dr. Ezekiel J. “Zeke” Emanuel, a former senior global health adviser in the White House and head of the Department of Bioethics at The Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health, said in an interview that successes have already begun—if on a small scale. “Look at the neglected tropical disease area. From 2003 to 2008, this collection of seven diseases, which affect 1 billion people around the world, the poorest billion, the U.S. government cumulatively spent $45 million,” Emanuel said. Last year, he said the funding went to $65 million, and the administration brought together a number of drug companies to talk about these neglected diseases and three of the companies increased their donations of drugs. “That’s a big success,” he said. “There are going to be millions of kids treated and de-wormed, who won’t have schistosomiasis, who won’t have river blindness, because we had made this a big focus. It wouldn’t have happened without GHI.” Emanuel said he knows that funding for GHI won’t come so easily, but he remains optimistic. “You get more improvement for good for what we spend on global health than for anything else in the budget,” he said. “Nonetheless, if we are going to have a tough budget environment, it puts a burden on us, on the global health community, to do more with the resources we have.” This report is part of a series from Global Post. Funding for the project is provided by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
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FRIDAY JULY 15 ﬁlm Woodland creatures that live in tiny glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
THURSDAY JULY 14 terrariums BRICOLAGE PLANT PARTY Terrariums are mossy miniature Ferngullys ﬁlled with rock crystals, tiny gnomes and resting fawn ﬁgurines. Like bottled ships, these mini gardens are encased in delicate glass baubles, test tubes or tiny vases. On Thursday, July 14, the bricoladies at Bricolage are bringing the magic of terrariums to the masses with a terrarium workshop from 6-8 p.m. According to Bricolage, here’s what you can expect: “Erin and Matt from Edwards Greenhouse will teach you how to make tiny desktop gardens from succulents, plants and moss in mason jars … We supply the mason jars, dirt, plants and even little woodland creature cake toppers to inhabit your terrarium.” After you cobble together your own terrarium, you can show it off at the Bricolage Plant Party, which is also going down on Thursday, July 14, from 5-9 p.m. The Plant Party is a living art show that will feature terrariums, wall-mounted shadowboxes and Chelsea Snow’s mini, lined felt planters that hang from a wall with binder clips. If all that dirt and moss make you want to munch on something fresh from the soil, fret not. There will be snacks. Terrarium workshop, 6-8 p.m., $20; Plant Party, 5-9 p.m., FREE. Bricolage Studios, 280 N. Eighth St., Ste. 118, in the basement of the Idaho Building. For more info, call 208-345-3718 or visit bricoshoppe.com.
WEDNESDAY, SATURDAY JULY 13, 16 comedy GENERATION ME COMEDY TOUR Born in 1982, come-
dian Reggie Melbrough is a member of Generation Me— people born between 1970 and 1999 who grew up hearing, “You can be anything you want to be, sweetie. All you have to do is try,” and “There are no losers. You’re all winners.” But when he read the book of the same name by Jean Twenge, Melbrough
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saw something funny about there being a whole generation of whiners. Melbrough grew up in Boise but moved to Washington, D.C., after graduating from Boise State with a teaching degree. A few factors made the decision to move across the country a very easy one. “I had a friend from Boise who moved out there, and
CABLE ONE MOVIE NIGHT: KARATE KID You may have already had your ﬁll of inﬂatables for the summer—with all those plastic kiddie pools, blow-up pool toys, moon bounces and patriotic-themed balloons. Not to mention the light-headed, stinging-cheek sensation that comes from blowing up everything with your personal air supply. So it’s understandable that a giant, inﬂatable movie screen might elicit horror and cries for mercy from some, but not to fear. Not only is this inﬂatable screen already inﬂated, all you have to do to enjoy it is haul out the lawn chairs, pack some snackies and show up to Meridian Settlers Park with a gaggle of your family and friends. Every Friday night this summer, Meridian Parks and Rec is hosting Cable One Movie Night, a free, family friendly movie event. This Friday, Ultimate Jiu-Jitsu of Meridian is appropriately sponsoring a screening of The Karate Kid (2010). All movies start at dusk and are free to anyone looking to revisit some of those PG faves and have some fun in the park after dark. Dusk, FREE. Settlers Park, Meridian and Ustick roads, 208-888-4433, meridiancity.org/ movienight.
I really needed to get out of Boise,” Melbrough said. “I couldn’t grow. And I was one of the few black kids, so everybody knew who I was.” What D.C. offered him was community, culture and a place with more opportunities to hone and practice his comedy. But Melbrough still likes to bring the funny home, and this is the second year he has done his Generation Me Comedy Tour in Boise. He’ll be joined by Boise-based funny men Ryan Noack and Heath Harmison, who were part of Melbrough’s inaugural tour last year, and host Olek Szewczyk who is new to the lineup. The group will perform on Wednesday, July 13,
at Neurolux and at Northern Lights Cinema in Nampa on Saturday, July 16. Wednesday, July 13, 8 p.m., $3. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., neurolux.com; Saturday, July 16, 9 p.m., $10. Northern Lights Cinema Grill, 1509 Caldwell Blvd., Nampa, northernlightscinemagrill. com.
FRIDAY, SUNDAY JULY 15, 17 opera CAROUSEL IN CONCERT Considered one of the
best musicals of the 20th century by Time magazine, Carousel is a tragic story of love and family. Carnival barker Billy Bigelow woos and marries mill worker Julie Jordan. But when the newlyweds lose their jobs after starting a family, Billy takes extreme measures to provide for his wife and unborn child, agreeing to act as an accomplice in a robbery. The plot thickens when things don’t go according to plan, which keeps the drama going well into the second act. Death, isolation, depression—this is not your everyday, jazzhands kind of musical. Though Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein are the composers behind WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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Possible theme song for the Stampede: “Buck you and buck her, too.” Feeling July heat delirium? Grab a spot and watch the Criterium.
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TWILIGHT CRITERIUM It’s time to brave the July heat, mosey on downtown and snag some strategic sidewalk space for one of Boise’s most anticipated summer events. On Saturday, July 16, the 25th annual Twilight Criterium is invading the streets of downtown Boise with a spectacle that is best described as furiously fun, fast and full of lycra. This speed-demon race ﬁrst hit the pavement of Boise in 1987, in an effort to gain more popularity for the sport of road biking. Obviously, it worked. Now, 25 years later, Boise’s criterium has acquired the reputation as one of the best crits on the USA Cycling racing calendar, attracting world-class cyclists to compete for cash, merchandise and major bragging rights … plus the attention of upward of 20,000 fans. The course is a 1K rectangular loop that begins and ends on the corner of Ninth and Main streets in front of the Wells Fargo building, and continues south on Ninth Street, west on Grove Street, north on 10th Street and east on Bannock Street. The riding kicks off with a children’s ride for kids ages 5-10 with hometown Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong (who will also be signing autographs) at 2:30 p.m. The Men’s Cat 4/5 begins at 3:15 p.m., followed by the Women’s Race at 4 p.m. Ofﬁcial opening ceremonies start at 7 p.m. and the Men’s Pro race is at 8:30 p.m. The awards ceremony will be held at 10 p.m. to cap off the night and dole out some hardearned cash and prizes. For details about road closures, a map of the course, the schedule of events and registration, check out boisetwilightcriterium.com. 2:30 p.m.-midnight, FREE. Downtown Boise, boisetwilightcriterium.com.
Carousel as the piece they most enjoyed working on corroboratively. Opera Idaho’s presentation of the musical includes
the production, just to be clear, Carousel is a tragedy and nothing like the famous duo’s Oklahoma! However, the writers have described
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Pull on those dusty old cowboy boots and grab your Stetson: the Snake River Stampede is returning to Nampa for the 96th annual rodeo and festival. Bucking bulls and plenty of beer will ﬁll the Idaho Center Tuesday, July 19-Monday, July 25. Billy the Kid and Deadwood Dick would be proud to watch the bronc riding and steer wrestling touted as “the wildest, fastest show on Earth.” Other down-and-dirty rodeo events include bull riding, tie-down roping, team roping and ladies’ barrel racing. And, of course, the ever-popular mutton busting for the kids and the famous Snake River Stampeders Night Light Drill Team. What was once a small, local competition with bucking stock brought in from over the hill in Horseshoe Bend has turned into a major national event. This year’s competition comes with a hefty prize of $400,000 for the top cowboy. The Snake River Stampede is ranked in the top 10 for regular season professional rodeos. According to snakeriverstampede.com, “virtually all of the world champions have competed at the Stampede at one time or another.” Other events throughout the week include the Buckaroo Breakfast, livestock shows and the Miss Rodeo Idaho competition. Wednesday is Rodeo Stampede for the Cure night, when attendees will wear pink and show their support for breast cancer awareness. Thursday is Patriot Night, honoring the armed forces, and Friday is Extreme Rodeo night. 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. rodeo; $13-$35, FREE for children younger than 2. Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa, 208-466-8497, snakeriverstampede.com.
inserted dialogue and impromptu dance numbers. So grab the blankets, picnic baskets and slightly older kids for a dramatic night on the grassy hill of Idaho
There has been some magic going on at 213 N. 10th St. Not only did Allies Linked for the Prevention of HIV and AIDS transform the storefront into a fully operational thrift and consignment store called Exposure A.L.P.H.A. Interchange, the store will also be performing some metaphorical magic of its own. “We’re turning other people’s stuff that they’re not going to use into test kits and condoms,” said Executive Director Duane Quintana. All proceeds from items sold Exposure is run entirely at the store will go to fund HIV by volunteers using screenings at A.L.P.H.A.’s 45 community donations. testing locations across the If you’re interested in state and to subsidize its supvolunteering or donating port and outreach programs. items to A.L.P.H.A., call Exposure A.L.P.H.A. Inter208-424-8158 or visit exposureidaho.org. change ofﬁcially opened its doors July 7 and features an array of clothing, accessories, footwear and home items. The store is open Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. In addition to its new retail arm, A.L.P.H.A. will also be opening a clinic in the adjoining warehouse space with testing rooms, meeting/workshop areas and a food pantry sponsored by the Idaho Foodbank. —Tara Morgan
Botanical Garden. 5:30 p.m. gate, 7 p.m. show, $15-$69. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Old Penitentiary Road, 208-3438649, operaidaho.org.
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8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY JULY 13 Festivals & Events ALIVE AFTER FIVE—Unwind mid-week with friends, live music and a cold beverage during this family friendly concert series. 5 p.m. FREE, The Grove, Boise, downtownboise.org.
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GENERATION ME COMEDY SHOW—Featuring Reggie Melbrough, Ryan Noack and Heath Harmison. See Picks, Page 14. 8 p.m. $3. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise, 208-343-0886, neurolux.com. HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL—Disney’s much-loved musical. 8 p.m. $10-$24. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523, starlightmountaintheatre.com. THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA—Valentine and Proteus’ friendship is put to the test in this comedy. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., 208-4299908, box ofﬁce 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.
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Workshops & Classes SUNSET SERIES: BITS AND PIECES—Adults and children are invited to create artwork using pieces of cut tumbled glass with local artist Reham Aarti. 7-8:30 p.m. $15. Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise, 208-514-3755, cityofboise.org/parks/foothills.
Citizen BOISE BICYCLE PROJECT VOLUNTEER NIGHT—Donate your time to build and repair bicycles for those in need. 6-8 p.m. Boise Bicycle Project, 1027 Lusk St., Boise, 208-429-6520, boisebicycleproject.org.
Farmers Markets CALDWELL FARMERS MARKET—5-8 p.m. FREE. Located on the corner of 12th and Dearborn streets next to the library.
THURSDAY JULY 14 On Stage THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)— Three actors armed with an assembly of outerwear and props cram Shakespeare’s plays and two sonnets into this two-hour show. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, box ofﬁce 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.
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25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE—Musical comedy about six unusual adolescents who compete in a spelling bee. 7 p.m. $15-$20. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-385-0021, kedproductions. org.
THE WIZARD OF OZ—Family friendly production of the beloved story in an outdoor setting. 8 p.m. $10-$24, 208-462-5523, starlightmountaintheatre.com. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch.
NOISE/CD REVIEW LOVERS: DARK LIGHT Portland-based trio Lovers have the stripped-down indie electronica sound perfected. Their new album Dark Light (Badman Records) opens with “Every time the music starts / I can feel my aching, shaking heart.” That sentiment follows the album throughout, and passionate themes of love, complex relationships and heartfelt pain can be heard in every track of the 10-song LP. Some electronica purists revel in a lack of emotion, but Lovers’ singer Carolyn Berk brings emotion to electronica in ways we haven’t heard since The Postal Service. Her sultry voice combines beautifully with bandmate Kerby Ferris’ icy and dark synth lines and percussionist Emily Kingan’s rhythms, leaving a pleasant pop aftertaste. It’s a combination that allows the album to be in the car for weeks without realizing how many times it has played and is what gives Dark Light the electronica feel without the electronica ﬂuff: stripped-down, bare-bones synth ﬁlled with beautiful harmonies. Dark Light works well as background sound because it is certainly not a think piece. The lyrics are simple, easy to understand and repetitive. The album isn’t intellectually taxing but does what music should do: It keeps a listener listening if not necessarily engaged. It’s a mood setter that you won’t want to turn off but that doesn’t demand attention. That, and the way that songs ﬂow into each other seamlessly makes Dark Light, in spite of its name, perfect for a summer playlist. The popsynth-driven melodies ﬁt with rising temperatures and extended evenings and would be a great soundtrack for lying under the stars or chilling out on the couch with a book. Tracks like “Don’t You Want It” are quintessential songs about sadness. The beats, tone and a cynical sound from Berk put the song on par with the mopiest of musings as she sings: “The house is quiet since you left. / And all the corners are unswept. / I make alliances with the appliances, I try to get them to talk to me.” “Peppermint” sounds like a level from the Sonic The Hedgehog game. It’s dark, almost trancey as the sound bounces between left and right channels, pulsing until Berk’s vocals come in: “We’re going to be waiting for a long time / but it’ll be worth it when we ﬁnd what we ﬁnd.” The band returns to the Paciﬁc Northwest after their countrywide tour, and you can see them in Seattle on Saturday, July 23, or Portland on Sunday, Aug. 14. —Brady Moore WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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PLANT PARTY—This living-art show includes terrariums, shadowboxes and walls of plant life. Check it out and participate in a workshop to create your own terrarium. Visit bricoshoppe.com to register. See Picks, Page 14. 5-10 p.m. FREE to attend show, $20 for the workshop. Bricolage, 280 N. Eighth St., 208-3453718, bricoshoppe.com.
WORLDS CONNECT: ARGENTINA—Join photographer David Frazier for a look at Argentina as seen through the lens of his camera. 7 p.m. FREE. Library at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-562-4996, boisepubliclibrary.org.
GOLDFISH RACES—Goldﬁsh are placed in a raingutter, and it’s your job to urge them on toward the other end by blowing through a straw. Winner gets a big efﬁn’ bar tab and their ﬁsh. 11:30 p.m. FREE. Mack and Charlie’s, 507 W. Main St., Boise, 208-830-9977, mackandcharlies.com.
Literature BOOK TALK AND SIGNING: SUSAN RUGH—Share your memories of family vacations and hear Susan Rugh, author of Are We There Yet? The Golden Age of American Family Vacations speak on the topic. She will sign copies of her book following the talk. 6:30 p.m. $3-$5. Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 N. Julia Davis Dr., Boise, 208-3342120, history.idaho.gov/. SANE IN PAIN JOURNALING WORKSHOP—Series of three workshops designed to guide you through rough times, and to encourage a creative outlet as a means of dealing with stress and manage relaxation. Visit blog. drummlight.com/sane-in-pain to register and pay via PayPal or credit card. 7-9 p.m. $90-$230. The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-331-8000, thecabinidaho.org.
Sports & Fitness TRICYCLE RACES—The disclaimer at the beginning of Jackass was about exactly this sort of thing. 10 p.m. FREE. The Lobby, 760 W. Main St., 208991-2183, thelobbyboise.com.
Farmers Markets MERIDIAN URBAN MARKET—5-9 p.m. FREE, downtown Meridian on Idaho Avenue between Main and Second streets, 208-331-3400, facebook.com/ MeridianUrbanMarket.
Kids & Teens HARRY POTTER PARTY—Dress up and enjoy Hogwarts-style snacks, a Quidditch scavenger hunt, a potions class and have the Sorting Hat tell which house you’d belong in. 4-7 p.m. FREE. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, 208-562-4995, boisepubliclibrary.org.
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FRIDAY JULY 15 On Stage CAROUSEL IN CONCERT—Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote the music for this drama, heralded as one of the best musicals of the 20th century. Presented by Opera Idaho. See Picks, Page 14. 7 p.m. $12-$69. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org. CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION—Four New Englanders enroll in a six-week drama course and ﬁnd themselves encroached in some drama of their own creation. Winner of the 2010 Obie Award for Best New American Play. 8 p.m. $10-$30. Company of Fools, 409 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-788-6520, companyoffools.org. THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)— See Thursday. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box ofﬁce 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org. SKATING THROUGH THE DECADES—A celebration of McCall’s centennial, set to 100 years of musical history. Featuring Melanie Lambert, Fred Palascak and Lori Benton. Call 208-634-3570 for details and ticket info. 7 p.m. $10-$15. Manchester Ice and Event Centre, McCall, 208-634-3570. 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $15-$20. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., 208385-0021, kedproductions.org.
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BRING IT TO THE STAGE!—Fourpart competition in which local musicians and bands will be judged on their music, lyrics, vocal ability, stage presence and originality. The overall winner(s) will receive cash and studio time. Entry fee is $25. Visit bringittothestage.com for registration and more info. 7 p.m. $5. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, thelinenbuilding.com.
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8 DAYS OUT Art ART IN THE MAKING: EXQUISITE CORPSE—Watch artists Marianne Konvalinka, David Day, Tricia May and Jaki Katz Ashford create original artwork—each taking 30 minutes to work on a piece before it is passed to the next artist. The artwork will be auctioned off with proceeds beneﬁting Dunia Marketplace. 6-9 p.m. FREE. Art Source Gallery, 1015 W. Main St., 208-3313374, artsourcegallery.com.
SUN VALLEY ICE SHOW—Annual series of performances by world-class ﬁgure skaters, featuring Evan Lysacek. 9:45 p.m. $59-$107. Sun Valley Resort, 1 Sun Valley Road, Sun Valley, 208-622-4111, sunvalley.com. 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $15-$20. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., 208385-0021, kedproductions.org.
Workshops & Classes Sports & Fitness SPECIAL OLYMPICS IDAHO— The opening ceremony will include vintage planes ﬂying overhead, a performance by The Chordsmen, recognition of Team USA athletes returning from the 2011 World Summer Games in Greece, keynote speaker Brig. Gen. Alan C. Gayhart and more. Events including aquatics, basketball, track and ﬁeld and cycling will be held through the weekend. Visit idso.org for a complete schedule. See rec News, Page 28. FREE. Hawks Memorial Stadium, 5600 N. Glenwood St., Garden City, 208322-5000, idso.org
SATURDAY JULY 16 Festivals & Events RADIO RESCUE FESTIVAL— Check out local musicians Interstate and Brianne Gray, a presentation of the culture of the Central Republic of Africa, and support the local nonproﬁt organization Invisible Children. There will be rafﬂes and a silent auction as well. 3-8 p.m. $5. Woodriver Cellars, 3705 N. Hwy. 16, Eagle, 208-286-9463, woodrivercellars.com.
DECOUPAGE FLOWER POT WORKSHOP—Bring a young friend to decorate a terra cotta pot. Price is per adult/child pair. 10 a.m. $15 member, $20 nonmember. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org. WALK-IN GLASS STUDIO HOURS—Create your own fusedglass artwork with the help of a studio artist. No experience necessary, all ages welcome. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $15-$35. Fusions Glass Studio, 347 S. Edgewood Lane Ste. 120, 208-938-1055, fusions-idaho.com WIRE WRAPPED RINGS—Learn to make beaded wire rings with Sarah. 12:30 p.m. $15 plus materials. Need to Bead, 1100 N. Orchard St., Boise, 208-3840404, needtobeadboise.com. WRITING WORKSHOP WITH ALAN HEATHCOCK—The author of Volt will discuss The Five Things You Absolutely Must Do to Write a Great Story. Call 208-331-8000 for more info and to register. Noon-3 p.m. $100$125. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222, theﬂicksboise.com.
VINTAGE SWING DANCE—Instructions on classic Lindy Hop moves. All ages, no partner required. 8 p.m. $5. Heirloom Dance Studio, 765 Idaho St., Boise, 208-871-6352, heirloomdancestudio.com
Calls to Artists AUDITIONS: RUMORS—Open auditions for Boise Little Theater’s production of Rumors by Neil Simon. Five men and ﬁve women between the ages of 2560 are needed. No appointment or preparation necessary. 2 p.m. FREE. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-3425104, boiselittletheater.org. AUDITIONS: DAISY’S MADHOUSE—Daisy’s Madhouse is looking to cast The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, and Evil Dead: the Musical. Fifteen men and 15 women are needed. Be prepared to do cold readings and some improvisation work. The ability to sing is necessary for the Evil Dead show. Call 208-869-3980 for more info. 1-4 p.m. FREE. Idaho Outdoor Association Grange Hall, corner of Brazil and Wright streets, Boise.
Sports & Fitness LEARN TO SKATE CLINIC—Give ice skating a try and watch a performance by some of the area’s top skaters. Receive a tour of the facility, on-ice instruction, games and more. Register online. 1:30-3:30 p.m. FREE. Idaho IceWorld, 7072 S. Eisenman Road, Boise, 208-3310044, idahoiceworld.com.
On Stage CABARET—Smash hit about love, war and a changing society. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-3369221, idahoshakespeare.org. CHUCKLES COMEDY CABARET—Featuring hot young newbies and established stand-up comedians. 8 p.m. $12. China Blue, 100 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-345-9515. CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION—See Friday. 8 p.m. $10-$30. Company of Fools, 409 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-7886520, companyoffools.org. THE GENERATION ME COMEDY SHOW—See Wednesday. 7 p.m. $10. Northern Lights Cinema Grill, 1509 Caldwell Blvd., Ste. 1111, Nampa, 208-475-2999, northernlightscinemagrill.com. SKATING THROUGH THE DECADES—See Friday. 7 p.m. $10$15. Manchester Ice and Event Centre, McCall, 208-634-3570.
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8 DAYS OUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS IDAHO— Events including aquatics, basketball, track and ﬁeld and cycling will be held through the weekend. Visit idso.org for a complete schedule. TWILIGHT CRITERIUM—A fast-paced, high-stakes USA Cycling road race through downtown Boise. A children’s ride with Kristin Armstrong is at 3 p.m. and the opening ceremony is at 7 p.m. Visit boisetwilightcriterium.com for a full schedule and event information. See Picks, Page 15. 2-11 p.m. FREE. Boise, boisetwilightcriterium.com.
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SATURDAY CRUISE NIGHT— Stop by for music, food, hot rods and hot wheels drag races for the kids. 5-10 p.m. FREE. Bad Boy Burgers 2, 7000 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-373-0020.
BOISE WHITE WATER FESTIVAL—Head north for stand-up paddle board class, as well as boat ﬂights of the U.S. Boater Cross Association races. See Rec News, Page 28. 10 a.m. and noon, $25 ($5 additional day of race) to participate, FREE to watch, North Fork of the Payette River, Banks, paddleboise.com
SUNDAY JULY 17 On Stage CABARET—See Saturday. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-3369221, idahoshakespeare.org.
Farmers Markets CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKET—9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Eighth Street between Main and Bannock streets, Boise, 208-345-9287, capitalcitypublicmarket.com.
CAROUSEL IN CONCERT—See Friday. 7 p.m. $12-$69. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.
EAGLE SATURDAY MARKET—9 a.m.-1 p.m. Heritage Park, 185 E. State St., Eagle.
COMEDY AT THE BALCONY— Try your stand-up routine out and/or come watch local and professional comedians. 7 p.m. FREE. Balcony Club, 150 N. Eighth St., Ste. 226, Boise, 208336-1313, thebalconyclub.com.
KUNA FARMERS MARKET—9 a.m.-noon. Bernard Fisher Memorial Park, Swan Falls Road and Avalon Street, Kuna. MERIDIAN FARMERS MARKET—9 a.m.-1 p.m. Located in the Crossroads shopping center at Eagle and Fairview roads, meridianfarmersmarket.com.
SKATING THROUGH THE DECADES—See Friday. 2 p.m. $10$15. Manchester Ice and Event Centre, McCall, 208-634-3570.
MIDDLETON FARMERS MARKET—9 a.m.-1 p.m. Located in Roadside Park at the corner of Highway 44 and South Middleton Road. FREE, middletonfarmersmarket.webs.com.
Calls to Artists AUDITIONS: RUMORS—See Saturday. 2 p.m. FREE. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, boiselittletheater.org.
NAMPA FARMERS MARKET—9 a.m.-1 p.m. Located on Front Street and 14th Avenue South in Lloyd’s Square, nampafarmersmarket.com.
AUDITIONS: DAISY’S MADHOUSE—See Saturday. 1-4 p.m. FREE. Idaho Outdoor Association Grange Hall, corner of Brazil and Wright streets, Boise.
EYESPY Real Dialogue from the naked city
Farmers Markets EAST END MARKET—10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Bown Crossing, Bown Street, end of Parkcenter Boulevard, Boise.
Odds & Ends SUNDAY MARKET—Local artisans showcase their arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing, food and more during this indoor market. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111, thelinenbuilding.com. THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID SUNDAYS—Free pool tournament and karaoke. 8 p.m. Quarter Barrel, 4902 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-322-3430.
MONDAY JULY 18 On Stage PLAYS FROM THE ALLEY: KINGDOMS OF ROT—Alley Repertory Theater presents its annual summer reading series dedicated to giving new local playwrights the chance to shine. Purchase tickets at brownpapertickets.com. Featuring Kingdoms of Rot by Thomas Newby. 8 p.m. $10. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, visualartscollective.com. POETRY SLAM DELUX—Open slam featuring Big Poppa E. Winner earns $50. Visit boisepoetry. com for more info. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th, Boise, 208-343-0886, neurolux.com.
Kids & Teens ORIGAMI—Kids 8 years and older are invited to learn the Japanese tradition of paper folding. 10:30 a.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-3620181, adalib.org. A WORLD OF CRAFTS—Craft time for kids ages 5 through 12. 3:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, 208-362-0181, adalib.org.
Odds & Ends LAST CALL TRIVIA—8 p.m. FREE. Balcony Club, 150 N. Eighth St., Ste. 226, Boise, 208336-1313, thebalconyclub.com; 9 p.m. FREE. Applebee’s-Nampa, 1527 Caldwell Blvd., Nampa, 208-461-5330. Overheard something Eye-spy worthy? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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8 DAYS OUT TUESDAY JULY 19 Festivals & Events MCCALL’S CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION—Celebrate the mountain town’s 100th year with a street fair, community barbecue, live music, cake, ice cream and more. Visit the City of McCall Centennial facebook page for more info. 4:30 p.m., McCall, 208-634-3505. THE SCREENWRITERS GROUP—Learn and practice pitching your screenplay or project at the Idaho Screenwriters Group. For more information, email email@example.com. 6:30 p.m. Idaho Pizza Company, 405 E. Fairview Ave, Meridian, 208-375-4100, idahopizzacompany.com. SNAKE RIVER STAMPEDE—This is the 96th year of pro rodeo action in Nampa, with a $400,000 payoff. Visit snakeriverstampede.com for tickets and info. See Picks, Page 15. $13-$35, FREE for children 2 and younger. Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa, 208-468-1000, idahocenter.com.
On Stage THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)— See Thursday. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, box ofﬁce 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.
Workshops & Classes EXPERIENCE ACUPUNCTURE— Idaho Arthritis in Motion invites those living with arthritis to learn how acupuncture can help ease symptoms. No registration required. Call 208-362-2859 for more info. 6-7:30 p.m. FREE. AARP Ofﬁces, 3080 E. Gentry Way, Ste. 100, Meridian.
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BEER PONG TOURNEY—Eight tables set up for play, $4 pitchers and a $300 cash prize. 10 p.m. FREE. Fatty’s, 800 W. Idaho St., Ste. 200, Boise, 208-5142531, drinkfattys.com.
DRINKING LIBERALLY—Leftleaning individuals gather to talk politics, share ideas and inspire change. 7 p.m. FREE. Solid, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3456620, drinkingliberally.org.
BOOZE CLUES—Trivia and prizes with the one and only E.J. Pettinger. 9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s, 513 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-6344.
CHRISTMAS IN JULY—Taste seasonal beer and enjoy live music and food. 6-9 p.m. FREE. Brewer’s Haven, 1795 S. Vista Ave., Boise, 208-991-4677, brewershaven.com.
STAND-UP COMEDY NIGHT— Test out your routine on patrons during open mic night, hosted by Danny Amspacher. 8:30 p.m. FREE. Quarter Barrel, 4902 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208322-3430. LAST CALL TRIVIA—If you know more random tidbits of info than the next guy, you might just win a bar tab. 8 p.m. FREE. Buffalo Wild Wings, 2101 N. Cassia St., Ste. 2111, Nampa, 208-4639453.
WEDNESDAY JULY 20 Festivals & Events ALIVE AFTER FIVE—See Wednesday, July 13. 5 p.m. FREE, The Grove, Boise, downtownboise.org. PERFORMANCE POETRY WORKSHOP, SLAM OF STEEL AND HAIKU BATTLE—Part of The Idaho Loud Writers’ Program. Includes a performance poetry workshop followed by an all-ages poetry slam. For more information, email cheryl_maddalena@ yahoo.com. There is a $25 prize for the haiku champ. 7 p.m. $5 poetry slam, $1 with student ID, boisepoetry.com. Woman of Steel Gallery and Wine Bar, 3640 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-331-5632. SNAKE RIVER STAMPEDE—See Tuesday. $13-$35, FREE for children 2 and younger. Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa, 208-468-1000, idahocenter.com.
Art ART N’ ELEGANCE: PARIS WITH PANACHE—Check out Cher Sandmire’s photographs while taking in live jazz music and hors d’ouerves. There will be a cash bar. 7:30-10 p.m. $5. Woman of Steel Gallery and Wine Bar, 3640 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-3315632, womanofsteelgallery.com.
Talks & Lectures EXPLORING THE ELECTRIC RAILWAY IN THE TREASURE VALLEY—Call to register for this Summer Lecture Series discussion about Boise’s railway as a modern inter-urban system that provided valley residents with mass transit vital to the development of neighborhoods. 7 p.m. FREE members, $5 nonmembers. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.
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On Stage THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)— See Thursday. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, box ofﬁce 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org. HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $10-$24. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523, starlightmountaintheatre.com.
Green TREASURE VALLEY ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING—Monthly meeting for orchid enthusiasts. $20, $30 per couple for yearly membership dues, Signature Pointe Clubhouse, 3509 N. Cole Road, Boise, 208-322-1208, treasurevalleyorchidsociety.org.
Citizen BOISE BICYCLE PROJECT VOLUNTEER NIGHT—See Wednesday, July 13. 6-8 p.m. Boise Bicycle Project, 1027 Lusk St., Boise, 208-429-6520, boisebicycleproject.org.
Farmers Markets CALDWELL FARMERS MARKET—5-8 p.m. FREE. Located on the corner of 12th and Dearborn streets next to the library.
Kids & Teens MR. PATRICK’S WORKSHOP— Young designers, inventors and engineers can bring their creations to life with Legos. Bring a shoebox full of your own if you’ve got them. Some will be provided for you if you don’t. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-362-0181, adalib.org. TEEN LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY—Take on a leadership role in helping plan events by becoming a member of the Teen Advisory Board. Gain experience in program planning and satisfy volunteer hours for school. 4 p.m. FREE. Library at Cole and Ustick, 7557 W. Ustick Road, Boise, 208-570-6900, boisepubliclibrary.com.
Odds & Ends LAST CALL TRIVIA—8 p.m. FREE. The Lift Bar and Grill, 4091 W. State St., Boise, 208342-3250, theliftboise.com; 7 p.m. FREE. Eastside Tavern, 610 E. Boise Ave., Boise, 208-3453878; 8 p.m. FREE. Buffalo Wild Wings, 3223 E. Louise Drive, Meridian, 208-288-5485, buffalowildwings.com; 9 p.m. FREE. Applebee’s-Emerald, 7845 W. Emerald St., Boise, 208-3781890. MEDIA PROFESSIONAL LUNCH—Members of the media in Idaho are invited to have lunch and mingle, as well as discuss issues related to the media in our community. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Smoky Mountain Pizza and Pasta, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-429-0011, smokymountainpizza.com. SCRABBLE GAME NIGHT—6 p.m. FREE. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1315 N. Milwaukee, Boise, 208-375-4454, barnesandnoble.com.
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Stars that shine as bright as the sun 2011 Olympians on Ice
Evan Lysacek 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist World Champion 2X US Gold Medalist
July 16 & 23
Johnny Weir 3X US Gold Medalist World Bronze Medalist
Sasha Cohen Olympic Silver Medalist 2X World Silver Medalist 2X US Silver Medalist
Performances start at dusk Saturday nights July 2 â€“ September 3. For a Complete listing of Ice Shows and tickets, call 208.622.2135 or visit SunValley.com/IceShows. For Hotel & Ice Show Packages, call 800.786.8259.
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DOWN AND DIRTY Dirty Mittens release debut, Heart of Town TARA MORGAN Dirty Mittens is old school. And not just because of its doo-wop-pop sound or lead singer Chelsea Morrisey’s Jackson 5-esque vocals. The band has been shaking ass and taking names along the Portland, Ore., indie circuit for ﬁve years—with catchy, sax-tinged tunes and Morrisey’s big-things-come-in-little-packages falsetto—all without releasing an album. Until now. Heart of Town, the band’s debut full-length, just came out on Magic Marker Records. The album’s 12 tracks were recorded over two years—some parts in an abandoned Masonic temple—by Mississippi Studios founder Jim Brunberg. With luminous guests like Laura Gibson and Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, Heart of Town is poised to steal hearts both inside and out of the group’s hometown. Boise Weekly: You guys are releasing your ﬁrst album … How does that feel? Chelsea Morrisey: It feels awesome. It’s been a really long time coming. We’ve been recording this record for almost two years. These are some of the ﬁrst songs that we ever wrote, and we’ve been a band for ﬁve years … It’s an archive of where we’ve come and where we’re headed.
Dirty Mittens ﬁnally takes the gloves off and releases debut full-length.
Speaking of your live show, what’s your philosophy behind performing? You deﬁnitely aren’t just phoning it in. I think I’ve become a better performer without having any recorded material … I have 45 minutes to make sure these people remember me because I’m not going to send them home with anything … I think all my hard work comes down to those very short sets in every city. My idols are people like Robyn and Bjork and Sharon Jones. Those people don’t miss a beat … I think they understand exactly how valuable it is to maximize people’s attention.
You guys were just looking for a new drumTell me a little about the recording process mer. Has there been a ﬂuctuation of members and why it took so long. throughout the ﬁve years? We’ve always done everything ourselves, We’ve had a rotating cast and nothing but apart from Magic Marker stepping in now once the record was completed … we’ve never good blood. But we’re a complete, full-time band. So it gets hard for people to commit to really had any support, ﬁnancially. So when tours … We’re still looking for a permanent the producer stepped in to do the record and drummer. Drummers, good ones, are hard to was like, “Hey, I’ll do this for free, but it’s got come by. Our music is versatile enough where to be in my spare time” … we just made it we can’t just pull in any punk drummer. We work the best we could. have dance beats and ﬂoor-tom beats and punk In the meantime we improvised … we beats. We’ve always been lucky to have great worked on our live show and we made sure drummers, but we need someone who’s great people remembered us that way. Someone and can also be fully committed. can have a song that they’ve written in their bedroom and they can Do you guys all be the next best thing have full-time jobs? and have never, ever Dirty Mittens is playing for FREE on Tuesday, July 19, at 8 p.m., with Dark Swallows, OwlWe all do pretty played a show. Or right and Ant Lion as a part of Visual Arts Colmuch have full-time someone can have a lective’s new series, Uber Tuesdays. To read jobs. A couple of us record that everyone an interview with Uber Tuesdays organizer work in bars so “full loves and is all over Eric Gilbert, visit boiseweekly.com. time” is 20 hours a Pitchfork and their week. live show just fucking blows. I think in an industry like that, we Has that been part of the difﬁculty in getsort of did the opposite. ting this recording out? Since we don’t have a record, every fan Completely ... I essentially have already we’ve earned, we’ve earned through word quit my day job because I just couldn’t balof mouth or through our live performances. ance everything. It’s great that Dirty Mittens There’s no blogger telling people to like us … is taking up so much of my time that I had to It’s kind of back to the basics of music. quit my day job, but it’s also scary. I lost my
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health insurance … It was deﬁnitely a leap. Back to the album. You guys recorded part of it in an abandoned Masonic temple? It’s just a great space … It makes you feel like you’re doing something hidden from the world that you can’t wait to share … it’s a little more exciting than a conventional studio padded room. What do you feel like that space particularly added to the sound of the album? Just the natural reverb. We did almost all of our live tracking there … When I was singing in that room, I sounded like a 500-pound black woman. Speaking of the 500-pound black woman vocals, what’s your singing background? I don’t really have any. I sang a bunch as a kid. In all honesty, I went to college and I smoked a ton of cigarettes and by the time I moved to Portland my voice was shot. It took me probably four years of singing to generally feel conﬁdent. When I ﬁrst started, my voice was really shaky and there was no power behind it. I’ve [sung] straight for ﬁve years. It’s still growing. I still have a long way to go. It’s just like any skill or any instrument. Do you feel like the Portland music community has been pretty supportive of you guys? Yeah, they have. I think more so than you realize on the day-to-day. You kind of take it for granted because with so many bands, it can be a little competitive for artists … And then there are moments where all of the Starfucker guys will be at one of our shows … I think ultimately everyone has been really supportive. What’s on the horizon? Just a lot of touring … We’re going to try to put out a new EP immediately, because this record did take a while. We have a bunch of new material we want to get out there. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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GUIDE WEDNESDAY JULY 13 ALIVE AFTER FIVE: JOHN NEMETH—With Hokum Hi-Flyers. 5 p.m. FREE. The Grove AMY WEBER AND BEN BURDICK TRIO—9 p.m. FREE. Sapphire THE AVETT BROTHERS—With Jessica Lea Mayﬁeld. 7 p.m. $25-$40. Sun Valley Pavilion THE BOGARTS—With Jimmy Sin, Red, Sampson and Tony Bagodonuts. 9 p.m. $2. Red Room GIZZARD STONE—9:30 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s JOHN JONES—With Jon Hyneman and Phil Garonzik. 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s KARMEN WOLFE ENSEMBLE—6:30 p.m. FREE. Blue Door KEN HARRIS—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill MAYHEM FESTIVAL— Featuring Disturbed, Godsmack, Megadeath, Machine Head and more. See Listen Here, this page. 12:30 p.m. $49.50. Idaho Center RISING LION—9 p.m. FREE. Reef
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RIZING TIDE—6 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle
REBECCA SCOTT—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye
THE THROWDOWN: WEEK 2—Featuring Celebration, The Associates and Tyler Jakes and The Bootleggers. 8 p.m. FREE. Liquid
THE ROSEBUDS—With Other Lives. 8 p.m. $12. Neurolux
SHON SANDERS WITH AMY WEBER—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub
THURSDAY JULY 14 CHIODOS—With the Color Morale, The Air I Breathe and more. 7 p.m. $12 adv., $15 door. The Venue DOWNTOWN NAMPA NIGHTS: GERRY AND THE DREAMBENDERS—5:30-8 p.m. FREE. Lloyd’s Square FRIM FRAM FOUR—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s GREAT GARDEN ESCAPE: NEIL NELSON BAND—6:30 p.m. $7 members, $10 general. IBG KEN HARRIS—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill LAST BAND STANDING—9 p.m. $3. Grainey’s OFF WITH THEIR HEADS— With Dead to Me, River Boat Gamblers, Endless Struggle and Ohadi. 8 p.m. $12. Red Room REBECA SUAREZ AND JULIANNA MARIE—7 p.m. FREE. The Modern
STEVE EATON—With Phil Garonzik. 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL—6 p.m. $15 per night, FREE for kids 12 and younger. Roseberry UNWED SAILOR—8 p.m. $5. Flying M Coffeegarage
SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL—6 p.m. $15 per night, FREE for kids 12 and younger. Roseberry SUPERVILLIANS AND TOMORROWS BAD SEEDS—8 p.m. $10-$20. Knitting Factory TERRY JONES—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
FRIDAY JULY 15 BREAK DANCE BATTLE—Featuring DJ Sticky. 8 p.m. $5. Liquid DAN COSTELLO—8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper JOHN JONES, MIKE SEIFRIT AND JON HYNEMAN—With Kevin Kirk and Sally Tibbs. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—10 p.m. FREE. Sapphire MANIMALHOUSE—9:45 p.m. $3. Grainey’s MICHAEL FRANTI AND SPEARHEAD—7 p.m. $35-$49.50. Eagle River Pavilion PIZZALSTOCK II—Featuring almost 20 bands over three days. See a full schedule at pizzalchik. com. 5 p.m. FREE. Pizzalchik
SATURDAY JULY 16 BLUE DOOR FOUR—7:30 p.m. FREE. The Blue Door DESERT NOISES—With Matt Hopper and the Roman Candles, and Teen. 7 p.m. $5. Neurolux ERIC GRAE—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill JOHN JONES—With Terry Hill and Jon Hyneman. 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—6 p.m. FREE. Bitner Vineyards MANIMALHOUSE—9:45 p.m. $3. Grainey’s PILOT ERROR—9:30 p.m. $5. Reef
ROCKSTAR MAYHEM FESTIVAL, JULY 13, IDAHO CENTER Calling something the Rockstar Mayhem Festival pretty much means that even if no other information is available, people will know that craziness is on tap. And they would be right. This year’s RMF brings with it a melange of hard rock and heavy metal from the likes of old-school monsters Disturbed, Godsmack and Megadeth. They’ll be joined by Machine Head, In Flames, Trivium, Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish, Unearth, Kingdom Of Sorrow, Red Fang and Straight Line Stitch. RMF will happen come rain or shine, which means a full day of head-banging bassists, growling/screaming vocalists and enough speedy guitar riffs and drum solos to keep eardrums ringing for days. Be sure to check out two of the acts that are a little different this year: female-fronted Straight Line Stitch and stoner rockers Red Fang. Visit rockstarmayhemfest.com for more. —Amy Atkins 12:30 p.m., $49.50. Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., idahocenter.com.
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GUIDE PIZZALSTOCK II—Featuring almost 20 bands over three days. See a full schedule at pizzalchik. com. 4 p.m. FREE. Pizzalchik
Coberly Smith, Detonatel, Kathy Miller Band and more. Noon. Donation of three cans of food per person. Julia Davis Park
POP CULT KIDS—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid
CHRIS GUNDERSON BAND—5 p.m. FREE. The Blue Door
THE QUARTERTONS—8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper
FABULOUS CHANCELLORS— Noon. $10, $8 wine club members, FREE kids 14 and younger. Ste. Chapelle Winery
REBECCA SCOTT—9:30 p.m. FREE. Sapphire
THE DECEMBERISTS, JULY 20, IDAHO BOTANICAL GARDEN When buying a house, location makes all the difference. Sometimes it matters at a concert, too. Idaho Botanical Garden may be the perfect setting for Portland, Ore.-based The Decemberists. Imagine Colin Meloy’s slight vibrato carrying across the ﬂower-fragrant, sun-drenched Outlaw Field. Picture the heady opening harmonica of “This Is Why We Fight” off 2011’s release, The King Is Dead (Capitol), joining the breeze—if there is one. (Portland’s Typhoon opens the show, so if the air is too still, maybe they can help.) The Paciﬁc Northwest quintet is well known for their layered indie rock/pop that often explores historical themes in a way that it feels like storytime around the radio. But band member Jenny Conlee has found another kind of fame. In the IFC channel’s series Portlandia, Conlee played Sparklepony, a downtrodden musician trying to get a gig. —Amy Atkins With Typhoon. 6 p.m., $25 members, $30 nonmembers. IBG, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, idahobotanicalgarden.org.
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RYAN WISSINGER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid
GREG PERKINS AND RICK CONNOLLY: THE SIDEMEN—6 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
SAM VICARI—With The Arctic Turtles and The Arcadians. 8 p.m. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage
MUSIC FROM STANLEY: CHAD SUMMERVILL—4 p.m. FREE. Redﬁsh Lake Lodge
SOUL SERENE—9 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle
PIZZALSTOCK II—See a full schedule at pizzalchik.com. 2 p.m. FREE. Pizzalchik
SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL—6 p.m. $15 per night, FREE for kids 12 and younger. Roseberry UNKO ATAMA—9 p.m. $3. Red Room
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ANDREW CORTENS—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
A DOUG BROWN COLLECTIVE—1 p.m. FREE. Solid AMP LIVE—10 p.m. $7. Reef BEN BURDICK, BILL LILES— Noon. FREE. Grape Escape BOISE BLUES SOCIETY SUNDAY BLUES FESTIVAL—Featuring Phantasmagoria, James
BEN BURDICK AND BILL LILES—8 p.m. FREE. Bouquet BINARY MARKETING SHOW— With We Were Skeletons and The Caution Children. 9 p.m. $5. Red Room BLUES JAM WITH RICHARD SOLIZ—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s BROCK BARTEL—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid
LARRY BUTTEL—7 p.m. FREE. Ha’Penny PUNK MONDAY—8 p.m. $3. Liquid
WEDNESDAY JULY 20
THE SHAUN BRAZELL TRIO— 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
ALIVE AFTER FIVE: ANDERS OSBORNE—With Travis McDaniel Band. 5 p.m. FREE. The Grove
TUESDAY JULY 19 CAMDEN HUGHES—With Cheryl Morrell and Clark Sommers. 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers JEFF MOLL AND GUESTS—8:30 p.m. FREE. Ha’ Penny RUSS PFEIFER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid SOUL SERENE—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye STEADY RUSH—6 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle THE STONE FOXES—Featuring Benyaro. 9 p.m. $7. Reef TERRI EBERLEIN—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill UBER TUESDAY: DIRTY MITTENS—See Noise, Page 21. 7 p.m. FREE. VAC
CANDREAD AND RIZING REZISTANCE—7:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub DAN COSTELLO—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid THE DECEMBERISTS— With Typhoon. See Listen Here, this page. 6 p.m. $25-$30. IBG GENERATIONALS—With Gardens and Villa. 8 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux GIZZARD STONE—9:30 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s JOHN JONES—With Jon Hyneman and Phil Garonzik. 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s KEN HARRIS—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill THE THROWDOWN: WEEK 3— Featuring Highway 30, Milestone and Tiamato’s Destroyer. 8 p.m. FREE. Liquid
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WATERS THAT RUN DEEP Submarine explores the depths of young love GEORGE PRENTICE Adults lie. They know it and kids know it. When a parent tells an adolescent that he or she will “get over” a broken heart or fractured friendship, the adult knows all too well that some wounds never completely heal. “Such things won’t matter when you’re 38,” 15-year-old Oliver Tate is told when he faces his latest disappointment. In due time, Young Oliver hopes to launch his torpedo at ﬁrebug Jordana. he learns that such things matter a great deal. First envisioned in a 2008 novel by Welshwonderful minutes that dance between folly is crafted with immense care and perfect wit born Joe Dunthorne, Oliver is a curiosity. by the ﬁne source material of Dunthorne, the and reality. While he trudges through an ordinary life, Submarine has its own uneasy but distinct skilled direction of Richard Ayoade (Maurice his dreams are extraordinary. He fantasizes rhythm, with ﬁts and starts not unlike Moss on The IT Crowd) and the wonderabout a legendary existence to be succeeded adolescence itself. Youth has rarely been so ful acting of Craig Roberts as Oliver and by a Christ-like resurrection after he dies. accurately and entertainingly portrayed. If Yasmin Paige as Jordana. Having seen Paige But Oliver is 15. He is deﬁned by a you’re a fan of Napoleon Dynamite or Garpreviously on the stage in London’s West school uniform, winter dufﬂe coat and a den State, this one is for you. End, she’s clearly a star in the making. The John Lennon-esque mop of hair. He carries The cast is rounded out by the alwaysspotlight and the camera lens love her. a briefcase to school, logs all of his personal great Sally Hawkins as Oliver’s mom, Jill, To label Submarine as a coming-of-age observations in a tiny notebook and regularly story, lazily lumping it and Australian Noah Taylor as Lloyd, his reads the dictionary. dad. Oliver’s parents are perfectly passive, into a broad category He’s not a nerd but resulting in a quite imperfect family. used by many ﬁlm he’s awfully close. SUBMARINE (R) Submarine’s title comes from the fact critics, is to dismiss What really interDirected by Richard Ayoade that the Tate household is ﬁlled with marine this highly original ests Oliver is sex. Not Starring Craig Roberts, Yasmin Paige, memorabilia, as Lloyd is an unemployed mamovie. Ayoade’s use love, not lust. Sex. He Sally Hawkins rine biologist. We are reminded that in many of quick, smart edits, resolves to lose his Opens Friday at The Flicks places, the ocean is too deep to sustain hunatural lighting and virginity by his next man life but using a vessel such as a submaa snazzy soundtrack birthday but not with rine allows us to comfortably explore the sea. that features Alex just any girl. The very Turner of Arctic Monkeys belies the fact that Indeed humans can survive while navigating speciﬁc object of his affection is the slightly the depths, even depths of the heart. We just dangerous Jordana, whose obsession with ﬁre this is Ayoade’s ﬁrst feature ﬁlm. He clearly sometimes need a little help. loves his source material, resulting in 97 is this side of pyromania. Their relationship
SCREEN/THE TUBE faithful viewers, True Blood takes relatively short hiatuses between seasons as opposed to the year-long or longer breaks of other HBO shows In its early days, HBO sometimes offered little more than the same (ahem, Sopranos). movies aired repeatedly, ad nauseam. Season No. 4 of True Blood is back But as the channel matured, so did and sees Sookie Stackhouse (Anna its programming and it became known Paquin) dealing with shapeshifters, Wicfor producing provocative, original series. cans, Bill Compton’s (Stephen Moyer) Cable audiences were treated to the past and her changing relationship with likes of The Wire, Sopranos, Flight of the drop-dead(ly) dashing vampire Eric NorthConchords, Tales From the Crypt and Def man (Alexander Skarsgard) and ruggedly Comedy Jam, as well as introduced to the handsome werewolf Alcide Herveaux (Joe scathing sophistication of Dennis Miller Manganiello). and Bill Maher. Life in the little make-believe parish Though HBO’s True Blood is along the of Bon Temps (French for “good times”), played-out lines of vampire/werewolf/ La., is as juicy as ever, as blood, sex, stupidly-brave-in-the-face-of-major-danger manipulation, revenge and magic overtake human, it has been a successful product. its residents like creeping marshland. It has strong source material, The Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris, True Blood airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO. —Amy Atkins and, in what should be seen as a nod to
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Special Screenings CABLE ONE MOVIE NIGHT—Watch The Karate Kid (2010) on an inﬂatable screen in the park at dusk. Rated PG. See Picks, Page 14. Friday, July 15. FREE, Settler’s Park, corner of Meridian and Ustick roads, Meridian, meridiancity.org/movienight. GREEN FIRE—A ﬁlm about the life of conservationist Aldo Leopold. Wednesday, July 20, 7-9 p.m. FREE. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222, theﬂicksboise.com.
ENTOURAGE: SEASON 7 Cut the glitterati—this is a show about moving into status rather than staying aﬂoat. Entourage follows the lifestyle of rising actor Vince Chase (Adrian Grenier) as he and his friends navigate the lavish Hollywood scene. Think Sex and the City for men. Vince’s entourage includes his half-brother Johnny “Drama” Chase (Kevin Dillon), childhood friends Eric Murphy (Kevin Connolly) and Salvatore “Tur tle” Assante (Jerr y Ferrara), and his agent Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven). In Season 7, Vince is working for an action ﬂick and struggling with drug addiction, Drama is struggling with work, Eric and Tur tle both ﬁnd new business oppor tunities and Ari enters the world of spor ts management.
THE LINCOLN LAWYER Matthew McConaughey looked to be locked into romantic comedies until the release of The Lincoln Lawyer, in which McConaughey is a man looking for justice rather than love—and his shirt manages to stay on. McConaughey plays Mickey Haller, a low-budget lawyer who does business out of the back of his Lincoln. Luck seems to turn around when Mickey is hired by rich playboy Louis Roulet (Ryan Phillippe) to defend him against accusations of rape and attempted murder. The pay and exposure are expected to be huge until the lawyer realizes that the case may be bigger than both of them. Drama meets horror meets thriller in a twisted plot that takes Mickey back to the advice of his previous lowbrow clients. —Lizzy Duffy
HARRY POTTER MOVIE MARATHON—Catch the last two days of the movie marathon on the big screen, leading up to the premiere of Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows Part 2 on Friday, July 15. Wednesday, July 13, 6 p.m. The Order of the Phoenix, 9 p.m. The Half-Blood Prince; Thursday, July 14, 8 p.m. The Deathly Hallows Part 1. $5 each, $30 for the series. Edwards Boise Downtown Stadium 9, 760 Broad St., Boise, 208-338-3821, regmovies.com. MOVIES UNDER THE STARS— Watch a family friendly movie in the park at dusk. Bring snacks from home if you wish, a blanket, ﬂashlight and chairs. The movie this month is Diary of a Wimpy Kid, rated PG. Saturday, July 16, 7:30 p.m. FREE. Gene Harris Bandshell, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., in Julia Davis Park, Boise, cityofboise.org/parks.
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WEB/SCREEN BRITISH INVASION In the July 6 issue of BW we told you about the awesomeness that is Misﬁts, a British dramedy about a group of delinquents who are suddenly blessed/cursed with super powers. We then discovered that Hulu has a number of other British TV favorites available as well. At hulu.com/brits you’ll ﬁnd more than a dozen of Britain’s best including Green Wing, Spaced and The Ofﬁce. Green Wing (pictured) is a slightly surreal, dark comedy set in a hospital peopled with love-hungry surgeons, if you can recognize him in Green Wing) to insane administrators and a whole host of 20-something ennui and the result is brilliant. nutty support staff. You can also ﬁnd Coupling, a British Friends Spaced stars Simon Pegg of sorts that failed miserably as a (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) and U.S. adaptation, and the original Visit hulu.com/brits Jessica Hynes (The Royle FamThe Ofﬁce, the remake of which for these shows and ily) as a pair of newly mets who is one of the most successful TV more. lie about being “a professional shows in U.S. histor y. couple” to score a cheap ﬂat. Smashing job, England. Cheers. Add a gun-happy best friend, an oversexed landlord, an artistic downstairs neighbor (see —Brady Moore WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
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THE WAY OF THE WICKET The rivers runneth over too far for the inaugural whitewater festival.
McCall croquet court has grown quiet DANIEL CLAUSEN
COMPETITION TIME We do love whitewater in Idaho, and it’s too bad the opportunities to take advantage of it have been limited so far this summer because of high water. Even operations at the Barber Park put-in for the popular ﬂoat of the Boise River have yet to open because ﬂows are nearly three times higher than the safe ﬂoating level of 1,500 cfs. Unfortunately, that means the organizers of a new festival celebrating Idaho’s whitewater—the Boise White Water Festival— are scrambling. Events previously scheduled for Saturday, July 16, have been canceled, including the Boise River race from Barber Park to Ann Morrison Park, as well as a concert and beer garden. The good news is that events scheduled for Sunday, July 17, are moving forward, with just one slight modiﬁcation: The U.S. Boater Cross Association Payette River Boater Cross Race will be held at the Banks put-in on the North Fork of the Payette. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with standup paddle boards starting at 10 a.m. The expert boater cross category—limited to Class V paddlers only—takes off at noon. High water levels on the Payette have forced another change as well—the standup paddle board course will run to Bikini Beach, while rafters will race to Bee Hive, rather than the railroad bridge. Awards will follow the race, and the Jackson kayak rafﬂe that had been scheduled for Saturday will also be moved to Sunday. Registration is $25 for the boater cross race. Racers can register in advance online or pay an extra $5 to register the day of the race. For more info or to register to race, visit paddleboise.com. The competition will be just as exciting at the Special Olympics Idaho State Summer Games. Special Olympians from across the state will gather for opening ceremonies beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 15, at Hawks Memorial Stadium. Athletic competitions will begin on Saturday, July 16, at locations across the valley, with closing ceremonies later that night. Competitors will take part in a variety of events, including swimming, basketball, track, powerlifting and cycling. All events are free and the public is welcome to attend and support the competitors. But if you want to do more than cheer, volunteers are still needed to help out. For a full schedule and locations, as well as info on how to volunteer, visit idso.org. —Deanna Darr
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Around the corner on a certain dirt road in the woods near McCall, there waits a sight that is hard to believe: a perfectly level, felt-green croquet court. It is immediately evident that this lawn isn’t for your backyard barbecue variety croquet. The court is bordered by granite glacial erratics and covered in manicured, quarter-inch Kentucky bluegrass, trim as a golf green. Sturdy, inch-thick wickets stand like tiny triumphal arches—they’re only oneeighth of an inch wider than the balls. Most impressively, the whole thing is an 85-foot by 105-foot laser-level rectangle carved into the forested hillside by Xandy (pronounced Sandy) Carter, founder and proprietor of the McCall Croquet Club. “I had some land and I loved croquet, so I got a bulldozer and got to work,” Carter said with a smile. The number of people who play the sport both locally and nationally are few, and the number of people who play the sport seriously and not just socially are even fewer. Perhaps 30 people occupy the top ranks nationally. And the McCall Croquet Club doesn’t advertise much. The only way anyone is likely to hear Stuart warned and promptly gained one about it is by word of mouth. The bigger himself, using the extra strokes earned by a surprise is that this court is the only nation“roquet”—knocking your ball into another ally recognized croquet court in Idaho and accessing it requires a four-wheel drive into the ball—to leapfrog across the court. He carefully lined up his shots, hit the balls with ﬁnesse forest. But any game with followers willing to and let them come to a stop only feet from the do that to play is worth a shot. Richard Stuart certainly agrees. He has been wicket, one on each side. He was then able to make it through two wickets in one turn. playing New American Six Wicket Croquet Carter knows the history of croquet as since 2000, which is roughly when the McCall well as how to play. He explained that New court was built. A sturdy construction worker of a man with American Six-Wicket Croquet was developed lank gray hair falling out of his well-worn cap, in the 1960s as a spin-off from Association Croquet, a game still played around the world Stuart doesn’t ﬁt the stereotype of aristocratic and dominated by the British. croquet player. Yet his excitement about the Croquet as a sport is well organized by the game was palpable and infectious. Once on the court with the 1-pound balls and hand-crafted, United States Croquet Association, based in West Palm Beach, Fla. The McCall Club falls sledgehammer-shaped mallets, he was full of into the Western Region and Carter is the advice, and his mind jumped ahead to plan District Chairman for shots two, three, four the National Croquet strokes ahead. Association, as well as “There are about For more information on the McCall Croquet in charge of the McCall seven ways to hit the Club, call 208-634-4203 or visit Club, which he built on ball, depending on how croquetamerica.com. his property entirely at much energy you want his own expense. to transfer,” he ex“I ﬁrst got into plained, demonstrating croquet a long time ago, back right before how to put spin on a ball when two of them I became a professional paid steely eyed are touching—that’s called the croquet stroke. That stroke affects which ball, the one directly killer,” Carter said, referring to his time as a Marine Corps pilot. He was laid-back and at hit or the other, will travel farther. “What you can’t have is for your opponent ease, and even though he was coping with the effects of a recent stroke, he cracked jokes to get a four-ball break. That is just suicide,”
and told stories about the tournaments held at his court. “The croquet scene is pretty small, really,” Carter said. “[The players are] mostly older people with time to travel. You know, we have a nationally competitive fellow in McCall and an ex-champion living in Boise.” Men and women play together, and the club welcomes serious new players. They are a reclusive bunch, though, and anyone wishing to contact the McCall club is asked to do so through the U.S. Croquet Association at croquetamerica.com. “We used to start out with bloody marys and the ﬁrst match about 9 in the morning. We would roast a pig and things would wrap up with the championship about 4 [in the afternoon],” Stuart said. “Then we had a feast and drinks.” From about 40 people back then, the McCall Club’s membership has dwindled to just two or three aﬁcionados. While the legendary tournaments may be over, a monumental trophy still sits in Carter’s home. And for those two or three people who still play, having a croquet green nearby helps keep them both mentally and physically alert. “Most people think of croquet as something to do while the burgers cook,” Stuart said. “But the real game has more analogies to the strategy of chess, the physics of billiards and the coordination of golf.” WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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THE PRESS OPENS; CHRONIC TACOS CLOSES Piazza di Vino’s red velour and low lights are long gone. The Ninth Street nook is now occupied by a new bar/cafe: The Press. Opened by husband-and-wife duo Melissa and David Schafer on July 2, The Press has a simple, airy cafe vibe. “What we’d like to portray is that we’re a public house. Basically it’s a place where people can come, relax, have good food, good drinks. Ever ybody’s welcome,” said Melissa. Though the Schafers are still undecided on when they’ll have an ofﬁcial grandopening celebration, they’re currently open for business Monday through Saturday from 4-11 p.m. They have a selection of beers—including Brother David’s Abbey Ale and Franziskaner Weissbier—and wines by the glass and bottle. They also have a small menu featuring a cheese board, bleu cheese-covered kettle chips, a margherita pizza and paninis. “Where ‘The Press’ derived its name from is the panini press. We’re going to have a lot of panini sandwiches,” said Melissa. For more information on The Press, stop in at 212 N. Ninth St. or call 208-336-9577. Chronic Tacos—the franchise Cal-Mex taco and burrito joint (nudge nudge)— closed its doors suddenly on July 1. Clay Carley, general manager at Old Boise, which owns the Pioneer Tent Building property where Chronic Tacos was located, said the restaurant had been struggling for a while. “They had closed their Meridian store two months earlier,” said Carley. “They just couldn’t make it in this market.” An employee at Jenny’s Lunch Line, the cafe adjacent to the former Chronic Tacos space, said she hadn’t heard anything about the closure but noticed that the business was shut down all weekend. Though Carley also learned about the restaurant’s closure on July 1, he wasn’t completely blindsided. “I watched their business, and I wasn’t totally surprised,” said Carley. Calls to Chronic Tacos HQ in California were not returned. When one door closes, another opens. Across the street at Sixth and Main, Chad Johnson’s new ﬁne-dining steakhouse meets dueling piano bar concept, The Brickyard, ofﬁcially opened on July 8. For hours or reser vations, call 208-287-2121. —Tara Morgan
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These mouthwatering mycological masterpieces are out there, you just need to know what to look for.
LEARNING MOREL ABOUT MUSHROOMS Chris Florence teaches the art of foraging for fungus GUY HAND Many cultures, including our own, once considered hunting mushrooms aberrant behavior. They are, after all, a sometimes ﬁlthy and occasionally deadly fungus. William Delisle Hay, a 19th Century British mycologist, wrote that a mushroom hunter was often “regarded as a sort of idiot among the lower orders. No fad or hobby is esteemed so contemptible as that of the ‘fungus-hunter’ or ‘toadstool-eater.’” Undeterred by Victorian-era opinion is Chris Florence, owner of Sweet Valley Organics in Sweet. Florence is a commercial mushroom forager, mushroom advocate, farmer and vendor at Capital City Public Market. Recently he led a half dozen chefs and restaurant types on a search for morels and other edible mushrooms in the mountains north of Boise. “You want to go really slow,” Florence whispered, as if not to scare the mushrooms. “You’ll walk past 100 before you see them.” A fellow fungus-hunter whispered back. “Are they usually hiding under brush?” he asked as we trailed Florence through the pines. Florence simply nodded while keeping his eyes ﬁxed to the ground. Suddenly, Florence stopped. “All right,” he said in a full-on outdoor voice that suggested that once the mushrooms are spotted, they’re no longer capable of running away. “I can see some morels now. I’m going to let you guys ﬁnd them.” Cameron Lumsden, owner of Boise’s Fork Restaurant, squinted as he kneeled down for a snake-level view of something hiding in the shadows. “Is that one?” he asked, pointing. “Yep,” Florence said with a smile. “First mushroom of the day.” He stepped back to give the others more
room to scan the cones and needles on the ground for more morels. In the 21st century, no wild mushroom is more popular to forage for than the morel. That’s certainly true in Idaho. An easily identiﬁed, delicious mushroom that grows in nearly every state, it’s considered a gateway mushroom. In his book, Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares, Greg A. Marley wrote, “The morel has become the most widely collected and consumed wild mushroom in America, and because it draws such broad appeal from people in all walks of life, it may represent a change agent, a harbinger of a broader acceptance of wild mushrooms in the United States.” That’s what Florence hopes. He was ﬁrst mesmerized by mushrooms as a chef in Northern California. “I just would get these beautiful mushrooms coming into the restaurant,” he said of his days as chef in places like the Palo Alto branch of Spago. “And I was curious about where they were coming from.” Curious enough, he said, to become a fungus hunter himself. “I started out just hobby picking on the weekends and then I got better at it and got more,” Florence said. “A lot of the chefs that I worked with wanted to have them, so it turned into a business.” After moving back to Idaho and focusing on farming and foraging, Florence saw other area chefs as natural disciples for spreading the mushroom gospel while helping to grow his client base. Hence, this fungal ﬁeld trip. After wandering off for a while, Wiley Earl, who worked in both New York and Miami Beach as a chef and now works at Fork, walked back to the group with a childlike grin
smeared across his face and several morels cupped in his hands. “I found some really big, beautiful ones,” he said. “It was a little trifecta of morels right around this boulder.” Earl said that in the 16 years he has worked in the food business, he’d never gone mushroom hunting. He took a long, woodsy sniff of those dark, honeycombed morels and laughed. “Wiley Earl’s ﬁrst morel.” Travis Levi, a chef at Bardenay in Eagle, had already found a few morels and was trying hard to train his eyes to unearth more. “It’s kind of a trick to keep your eye tuned to the ground,” he said absentmindedly, scanning the duff from side to side. “Everything just sort of looks the same after awhile.” His voice trailed off as he raised a ﬁnger to his temple in a switch-ﬂipping gesture: “If I could just go bzzzt and get my eyes tuned.” It’s hard to train your eyes to see an organism that, by nature, lies mostly unseen. The ephemeral, shadowy world of mushrooms cloaks them, as history shows, in an aura of both menace and magic. Some mushrooms glow in the dark or form enchantingly circular “fairy rings.” Others are fatal or purportedly help devotees see God. Nearly all produce an underground network of thread-like mycelia— sometimes miles long—that continually snake and coil, sucking up and secreting nutrients just under foot. The fruiting bodies—in this case the morels these chefs were picking—are the rare above-ground sexual expression of an organism that might weigh tons and spread its gossamer tentacles across acres. But that mushroom underworld wasn’t what Matt Fuxan of Red 31 Feather and Bittercreek restaurants WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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was concerned with when I crossed his path a little later. “How are you doing, Matt?” I asked “I’m doing ...” he began with the same distracted, body-snatched voice and ground-scanning manner that everyone seemed to have been infected with. “I got a few,” he continued. “A few morels and one cauliﬂower-looking one that’s edible, too.” He pushed his basket my way while looking in the opposite direction. “Oops,” he suddenly said, then twitched to the right. “There’s one. One there, too.” He kept twitching. “Oh, like four.” After dropping to the duff, hungrily cutting his prey off at ground level and putting them with his others, Fuxan focused his eyes on me. “This is exactly why this is an important experience to have,” Fuxan said. “Foraging and actually learning how mushrooms grow and what’s edible and what’s not, that to me is really important to understanding our food system. Having that opportunity, especially where we live, is just huge.” Fuxan looked straight up through ﬁr trees that seemed to converge in a quiet epiphany. “It’s huge for me,” he said. In those static seconds before he went back to the hunt, Fuxan, like the others, had been turned. They had, as Florence hoped, been mesmerized by morels. They all vowed to put more mushrooms on their menus and therefore became, in the brief span of a morning, what their 19th century ancestors would have feared were “idiots among the lower order.” What their Victorianera, mycophobic kin couldn’t have known was just how stunning those mushrooms were going to taste—sauteed with a little butter, garlic, shallot and a good shake of salt and pepper—when the group sat down later for a campstove lunch. 30
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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): In the coming days, you have permission from the universe to dwell less on what needs to be resisted and overcome. Instead, you have license to concentrate on what deserves to be fostered and invited in. Sound like fun? It will be if you can do it, but it may not be as easy to accomplish as it sounds. There are many influences that are tempting you to draw your energy from kneejerk oppositionalism and cynical naysaying. So in order to take full advantage of what life is offering, you will have to figure out how to rebel in a spirit of joy and celebration. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions,” said the seer Edgar Cayce. That’s your thought for the week, Taurus. Not just in dreams, but in your waking life as well, you will be experiencing insights, hearing stories and getting messages that provide useful information for the crucial questions you have not yet framed, let alone posed. I hope that by telling you this I will expedite your work on formulating those pertinent questions. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “The most important thing in acting is honesty,” said Hollywood actor George Burns. “If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.” The same thing is true about life in the coming weeks, Gemini. The more you dispense the raw truth—even if you have to push yourself to do it—the more successful you’ll be. Being a fount of radical authenticity might feel like a performance at first, but it’ll eventually get easier. CANCER (June 21-July 22): The great-grandson of a slave, Cancerian Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993), was America’s first African-American Supreme Court justice. According to Thurgood, a play about his life that appeared on HBO, his unruly behavior as a school kid played a role in launching him toward his vocation. As punishment for his bad behavior, his teacher exiled him to a storage room, where he was instructed to study the U.S. Constitution—a document he would later be called on to interpret during his service on the high court. I foresee a version of this scenario playing out in your immediate future, Cancerian. Mischief could lead to opportunity. Blessings might evolve out of shenanigans. Bending the rules may bring rewards. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Do you mind if I call you The Original Lion Tamer? I know it sounds a bit extravagant but it really fits you right now. More than any other sign of the zodiac, you have the power to control the wild, ferocious forces of the unconscious.
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You’re the fluid flowmaster in charge of making the beastly energy behave itself; you’re the dazzling wizard of the dizzy whirling whooshes. Here’s a tip to help you soothe the savage rhythms with maximum aplomb: Mix a dash of harmonious trickery in with your charismatic bravado.
‘Then you just missed a spiritual experience.’” This is a good tip for you to keep in mind in the coming weeks, Sagittarius. It’ll be a time when you could dramatically expedite and intensify your education about spiritual matters by noticing the beauty and holiness in the most mundane things.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You have maybe 10 more days left to locate the healthiest possible gamble for the second half of 2011. I’m referring to a smart risk that will bring out the best in you, expand the hell out of your mind, and inspire you to shed at least 10 percent of your narcissism and 15 percent of your pessimism. Trust your gut as much as your brain, Virgo. It will be important to have them both fully engaged as you make your foray all the way out there to the edge of your understanding.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): I’ve got two bits of information for you late bloomers out there, two inspirational messages to quell your worry about how long everything seems to be taking to unfold for you. First comes this fact: While some oak trees begin growing acorns after two decades, many don’t produce a single acorn until they’re 40 or even 50 years old. Your second message is from poet Robert Bly: “I know a lot of men who are healthier at age 50 than they’ve ever been before, because a lot of their fear is gone.” Keep the faith, Capricorn—and continue your persistent efforts.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “He got a big ego, such a huge ego,” sings Beyonce in her song “Ego.” “It’s too big, it’s too wide / It’s too strong, it won’t fit / It’s too much, it’s too tough / He talk like this ’cause he can back it up.” I would love to be able to address that same message to you in the coming days, Libra. I’d love to admire and marvel at your big, strong ego. This is one of those rare times when the cosmic powers-that-be are giving you clearance to display your beautiful, glorious self in its full radiance. Extra bragging is most definitely allowed, especially if it’s done with humor and wit. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “Dear Rob Brezsny: Please, sir, if you could do me a cost-free favor and tell me something special about my upcoming future, I would be amazingly glad and would spread good will about you everywhere. My age is 34 and I am sharply eager to know in detail about my next five years at least—any big good or bad predictions. Kindly be very specific, no cloudy generalizations. —Fayyaz Umair Aziz, First-Degree Scorpio.” Dear Fayyaz: I’m happy to inform you that your future is not set in stone; you have the power to carve out the destiny you prefer. And it so happens that the next four weeks will be prime time for you Scorpios to formulate a clear master plan (or reformulate your existing one) and take a vow to carry it out with impeccability. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): One of my readers sent me an interesting tale. He said the teacher Rudolf Steiner “once had a devotee who complained that after years of meditating and studying sacred texts, he had not yet had a spiritual experience. Steiner asked him if he’d noticed the face of the conductor on the train on which they were riding. The man said no. Steiner replied,
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Research done by the World Health Organization says Russia has more psychic healers than medical doctors. While licensed physicians number around 640,000, there are 800,000 witches and wizards who use occult means to perform their cures. Personally, I prefer a more balanced ratio. I feel most comfortable when there are equal amounts of officially sanctioned practitioners and supernaturally inspired mavericks. In fact, that’s my guiding principle in pretty much every situation. I want as many unorthodox rebels who mess with the proven formulas as serious professionals who are highly skilled at playing by the rules. That helps keep both sides honest and allows me to avoid being led astray by the excesses and distortions of each. May I recommend a similar approach for you in the coming week? PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “The most frequently leveled criticism of Jimmy Fallon is that he laughs too much.” So begins a New York Magazine profile of the late-night talk show host. “He laughs before jokes, after jokes, during jokes.” He is “TV’s most inveterate cracker-upper.” Cynics point to this as proof that he’s suffering from a character defect. But there is another possibility, says the mag.: “Fallon laughs so much because he’s just having a really good time.” According to my reading of the astrological omens, Pisces, you’re primed to have a Fallon-like week—a period when the fun is so liberating and the play is so cathartic that you’ll be in a chronic state of amusement. In response, people addicted to their gloom and doom might try to shame you. Don’t you dare let them inhibit your rightful relief and release.
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