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I VOTED Mentally disabled exercise their Constitutional rights FEATURE 13

A TANGLED WEB Potential wilderness area caught between politics and a hard place SCREEN 28

BILL THE SHILL? Film claims Shakespeare was a fraud; local expert weighs in FOOD 32

WHEAT FROM THE CHAFF Growing no-till wheat on the Palouse

“Revolution is a messy, slow process.”


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NOTE PARTY TIME: COVER AUCTION EDITION The only order of business in this week’s editor’s note is a party. Go figure. Hey, at least it’s a party for a good cause and at least it’s a pretty high-brow party with art and an auction and fancy clothes and all. Wednesday, Nov. 2, Boise Weekly will host our 10th annual Cover Auction. We, too, can hardly believe it’s been a decade since we made the big switch: from covers that depict the main story in each issue to turning over our cover to local artists. In the 10 years we’ve been auctioning off the work that’s appeared on our cover week to week, we’ve raised more than $110,000 for arts organizations, arts education and individual artists. Last year alone, we shoved almost $16,000 at local artists, and all we asked in return is that they create some more kick-ass art for our fair city. And they’ve delivered. For example, this year’s auction takes place at the Linen Building, where, in the gallery above the event space, an exhibit from Kirsten Furlong hangs that was funded by a BW Cover Auction grant in the last round of giving. Aside from the fact that we’ve moved locations, here’s what else you need to know: This year’s auction is presented in partnership with Trey McIntyre Project, whose dancers will not only present the art as it’s auctioned but will also perform a piece with local band Hillfolk Noir to kick things off. Also new this year: Seats are at a premium. If you want to guarantee yourself a place to rest your feet and your bum, you can pre-purchase tickets at for $5 and get into the auction at 5 p.m. Should you choose to wing it, doors will open to you at 5:30 p.m. with a $3 requested donation. In next week’s edition of Boise Weekly, you’ll find a fourpage insert with a preview of the year’s covers that will be up for grabs at the auction, as well as all the details on what we’ll feed you—aside from the traditional straight shots that our fearless leader fearlessly divvies out to high bidders. —Rachael Daigle

COVER ARTIST ARTIST: Tyler James Bush TITLE: Home on the Strange—Gold Floral Plates —Set of 4 MEDIUM: Wood, plates, photoshop and transfers ARTIST STATEMENT: Home on the Strange has consumed me this past year. Thank you to all my friends who have helped make it possible, especially Jed Lloyd. Please check out my work at Idaho Poster & Letterpress located at 280 N. Eighth St., Ste. 118 or at


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LATE TO THE PARTY What did you miss online this past week? Try porn star/ sex educator Nina Hartley’s Boise book signing, the announcement that Boise Fry Company will open a new location in Bown Crossing, news of Anthony Bourdain’s new show, plus ticket giveaways to Death Cab for Cutie and discounted tickets to Haunted World.

BCS BE GONE It’s no secret that a few football fans (and coaches and players) have beef with the BCS scoring system. BW writer Andrew Mentzer has a solution: He ranked the combined records of the opponents of the undefeated teams and found some interesting results about the difficulty of Boise State’s schedule.

COPS SLEEP ON DONUTS A couple of local cops copped a squat on the roof of a donut shop. Find out why in a BW video report on Cobweb.

SUPERVALU IS SUCKING After taking over Albertsons, SuperValu began sucking jobs out of Boise. With a fraction of its Boise workforce left and its stock down 50 percent since last year, SuperValu is axing more local employees.

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EDITOR’S NOTE MAIL BILL COPE TED RALL NEWS Getting out the disabled vote The making of a wave CITYDESK CITIZEN FEATURE A Uphill Battle BW PICKS FIND 8 DAYS OUT SUDOKU NOISE Rock to Read brings books to schools MUSIC GUIDE ARTS Murals mark Boise’s history SCREEN Anonymous REC Snowfall and the seven mountains PLAY FOOD Keeping grain local BEER GUZZLER FOOD REVIEW Bob’s Texas Barbecue CLASSIFIEDS NYT CROSSWORD FREEWILL ASTROLOGY

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As much as I love ya, Boise Weekly, I’ve got to call you out on one thing: your veiled, and in some cases not-so-veiled, antiMormonism. For Bill Cope, the idea that Mormons are soulless reactionaries bent on denigrating and controlling all non-Mormons is one of his many obsessions. But the problem can be found elsewhere, too, especially in George Prentice’s recent story about the Hollywood Market, which I found to be short on facts and long on innuendo (which is unfortunate because I enjoy his reporting for the most part). All I ask is that you guys take it down a notch. Can you do it for this longtime fan and LDS liberal? —Jeremy Jensen, Boise

In reference to the proposed no smoking ban: I admit it. I’m a responsible, productive smoker. I don’t throw my butts on the ground, don’t smoke in others’ cars, or even in my home, but I do smoke around others in a bar when I enjoy a smoke with my cocktail. Although my loved ones would like to see me give up the habit, I’d like to see them give up some of their habits as well, but I don’t tell them I’ll have them outlawed. I don’t want big brother telling me what to do. I don’t need to be directed by the city fathers to curtail my habit in an establishment that has allowed it for more years than they are old. I would gladly go without in a park, but really, a bar? Too much. If they need something to do, they should outlaw the loud, annoying music that emanates from speakers at gas pumps and in restaurants. It may be damaging my hearing and causes what may have been a private conversation to become a public one. This ordinance is akin to the “no jumping off bridges” issue that was discussed earlier this year. It has been done for many years but a few bad apples were ruining it for those who are considerate, respectful and responsible. Lumping the good with the bad is senseless. There are many things that are annoying or injurious to others that I don’t do or agree with, however they aren’t outlawed. I avoid them. If I go to a drinking establishment and it’s too smoky or noisy, I simply leave. If the council feels the need to make bars less smoky, have the city mandate air ventilation systems. Bar owners don’t lose

10 YEARS IN AMERICA Ten years ago, life in America was wonderful. Steve Jobs was busy innovating at Apple and giving us all kinds of brilliant new products and ideas. Work was plentiful and employers were hard pressed to find enough qualified folk to fulfill their quotas and deadlines. America was optimistically determined. We would and could defeat the terrorist threat easily. Bob Hope was yet once again entertaining our troops overseas. Johnny Cash was still writing and performing songs that were truly of American origins, music and song filled the air. Life was good; all was as it should be. Today, all three of these fine gentlemen are gone, and now, unfortunately, America is left without Jobs, Hope or Cash. —Rick Haley, Boise

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business and non-smokers are placated. Win-win. What’s next, outlawing smoking in my back yard? The council should enact the Golden Rule: “Do unto others.” —Kristin Haustveit, Boise

FIGHT PANCREATIC CANCER My heart goes out to the family of Steve Jobs, his friends and colleagues. He was an American icon and one of the greatest visionaries of our time. His passing is such a great loss for our country. I did not know him personally, but I shared something in common with him—pancreatic cancer. Last week was the one-year anniversary of my wife’s passing from the disease. She survived only four months after being diagnosed. Although Mr. Jobs battled a rare form of pancreatic cancer (pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor), his passing, if due to the disease, serves as a harsh reminder of the relentlessness of this deadly cancer and the lack of pre-screening methods and effective treatment options available. We must take action to ensure scientific progress is made to give pancreatic cancer patients a fighting chance. We need our members of Congress to co-sponsor and pass the Pancreatic Cancer Research and Education Act (S. 362/H.R. 733) so that we will have the necessary funding to make true progress against this disease. To learn more about this important legislation and how you can make a difference, visit I hope all those inspired by Jobs will honor his memory by joining the fight against pancreatic cancer. Together, we can know, fight and end this deadly disease. —Dwight Tovey, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Boise Affiliate



RED THE LIBRATARIAN “Now don’t you be pickin’ on my Paul!”

“Cope, I got a hair t’ spit with you.” “Aw jeez, Red. What is it now? I’m sort of busy.” “Seems like yer always busy anymore. Seems like you ain’t never got time for me no more.” “No, no. That’s not true. I’ll always have time for you, buddy. Cross my heart. But the thing is, today I’m helping Badger move his stuff back to his camper trailer. And there’s a lot of stuff. But I suppose I could take a little break. What’s on your mind.” “I’m sick an’ tired of you making us Libratarians out like some kind of loony goofballs, that’s what!” “And since when have you been a Libertarian, Red? I thought you were a 110 percent GOPster.” “I been evolvin’, Cope. And I don’t mean evolvin’ from no gull durn Astrylopissycuss monkeyitis, neither. I started out a Democrat, did you know that? Yessir, I was what they called a Southern Democrat ’cause I was born and raised south of Nampa and I agreed with them Dixiecrat boys on about everything exceptin’ how it’s OK to marry up with your cousin as long as she’s over 14. Then I ’volved into one of them Ronald Reagan Democrats when the Gupper came along ’cause I liked it when he fired them union goon air traffic controllers what all had better jobs than me. Then I ’volved into a full-blown Republican when Bill Clinton got elected ’cause I just couldn’t stand that wife o’ his. Then when the Tea Party came along, I ’volved into one of them ’cause I wanted to make sure that stinker Barack Obama kept his gov’mint hands off my Medicare. And then, finally, I ’volved into a Libratarian ’cause Ron Paul is the only gull durn pol’tician what tells it like I want to hear it. And then you come along and write things what makes Ron Paul and me look like loony goofballs. Like in that column two ... three weeks back when you told what it was like in Libratarianville? ... wull, I checked a map of ever state in the country, and there ain’t no town o’ Libratarianville nowheres, Cope! You lied!” “OK … yes. I admit I made up Libertarianville. It’s an imaginary place just like you’re an imag … uh … never mind about that. I was only trying to make a point about how crazy it is to put some contrived hair-brained ideology over the realities people live with. And as far as your Ron Paul goes, sorry to tell you, pal, but he’s not just a loon. He’s an idiot. And a vicious idiot to boot. Imagine … bitching about citizens who’ve been hit by disaster getting some relief from their own government? That guy should go live in a cave.” “Now, don’t you be picking on my Paul! Cope, that man is a saint!” “No saint, Red. He’s a shriveled-up little racist who’s hiding his black heart behind WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

a veneer of benign Elmer Fudd-ery and an aborted version of what freedom is all about.” “What you talking ’bout? Ron Paul ain’t no Elmer Fudd! And he ain’t no racist, neither!” “Oh, yeah? Well, then, you explain to me how a man could not be a racist and say things like ‘I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city [Washington, D.C.] are semi-criminal or entirely criminal.’” “He didn’t say that!” “He sure did. It was in his newsletter so he can’t run away from it. He also said ‘Opinion polls consistently show that only about 5 percent of blacks have sensible political opinions.’ And as to the rioting that followed the Rodney King verdict, he said, ‘Order was only restored in L.A. when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks.’ Now how do you explain that if he’s not a racist butthead?” “Cope, it ain’t racist to say out loud what everybody’s already thinking.” “Red, I don’t know who you’ve been hanging out with, but not everyone is stupid enough to see the world in terms of racial stereotypes. And when a guy like Paul appeals to his followers on the basis of those stereotypes, yeah … that’s racist. No other word for it. Whatsmore, Paul has more followers in white supremacist organizations and neo-Nazi groups than any decent man oughta. Did you know he’s been endorsed by David Duke, that creepy Klan guy?” “Gull durnit, Cope! What says them skinhead boys and Grand Draxons and Sieg Heil fellers cain’t come around to the understandin’ that the less a gov’mint is, the better it be.” “Do you really suppose that’s what it’s about, Red? … that all these white power mutts are Ron Paul fans simply because he preaches that the government ought to stay out of peoples’ lives? Now look, I got to get back to work. I need to get Bob and his crap out of the basement or my wife’s going to have my nu ...” “What’s in the box, Cope. It looks heavy.” “It’s all part of Badger’s Constitution rewrite, Red. I believe he said this box was the Preamble plus the first seven articles. He’s in the basement, loading up the new Bill of Rights into something he can use the dolly on.” “He’s down them stairs right now? An’ I bet he’s been messin’ with the Second Amendment, ain’t he? By gum, I’m gonna go see him. I got a hair or two to spit with him, too.” “Red, don’t go down there. Really, that’s a bad idea. Honestly, Red, please. C’mon back here. Red? ... aw jeez, this isn’t good.” To be continued ...

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DEMANDS SCHEMANDS The occupations are about the process “Our demand is that you stop demanding that we come up with demands!” I thought about that line a lot this past week. (It’s from a recent cartoon by Matt Bors.) I was a block from the White House, at the protest that began the Occupy movement: the October 2011 Stop the Machine demonstration. Stop the Machine, timed to begin on the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, was based on a simple, powerful premise. A coalition of seasoned protesters, including Veterans for Peace, CodePink, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Progressive Democrats of America and Peace Action, would take over a public space, then refuse to leave until our demand—withdrawal from Afghanistan—was met. Adbusters magazine preempted our demonstration, which had been widely publicized, with Occupy Wall Street. It’s the sort of thing an unscrupulous businessman might do. But it’s all good. The sooner the revolution, the better. And the Occupy folks chose a better name. Like other old-timers (I’m 48), I criticized Occupy Wall Street for its wanky PR and street theater shenanigans. Critiquing with love, I joined others in the media for demanding specific demands. That, after all, is how agitators used to do things. Hijack a plane and ask for money. Take over a prison until the warden agrees to improved conditions. Strike until you get a raise. That’s one of the things that changed on 9/11. No one ever claimed responsibility for the attacks. No group issued any demands. The Stop the Machiners in Freedom Plaza

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are mostly Gen Xers in their 40s and Baby Boomers in their 50s and 60s. There are hundreds, sometimes thousands, of them, many spending the night in tents. Eight blocks away in McPherson Square is Occupy D.C., the decidedly younger and whiter (mostly Gen Yers in their 20s) Washington spin-off of Occupy Wall Street. As you’d expect, Occupy is wilder and more energetic. As you’d also expect, Stop the Machine is calmer and more organized. “What are your demands?” my friends back home emailed me. Coming up with demands is job one. But job one is slow going. This is not merely a non-hierarchical but an anti-hierarchical movement. Everyone gets an equal say. Influenced by the Occupy movement (and other progressive protests, such as the anti-globalization struggle), Stop the Machine has embraced a system in which all decisions are arrived at by unanimous consensus. Anyone, regardless of their social status or education, can block a decision agreed upon by hundreds of other people. Before last week, I thought this decisionmaking process was madness. No leaders means inefficiency, right? Well, right. Meetings drag on for hours. Often nothing, or very little, gets done. Discussions go off on tangents. Poorly informed and even mentally disabled people get to talk. And everyone—even those of us with years of political experience and education—have to sit there and listen. I’m as snotty as they come. Out on the plaza, however, snark is a liability. A scary homeless guy heckled me while I gave a speech calling for revolution over reform of the system. He went on so 8 long and so intensely that a D.C. cop



GETTING OUT THE (DISABLED) VOTE Agency helps clients exercise their constitutional right GEORGE PRENTICE Jenny Joslyn is a model citizen: a tax-paying, working-class 30-something woman who embraces her right to engage politically. She has voted in every election since her 18th birthday. She is also intellectually disabled, one of thousands of Idahoans who require assistance for life skills. But it is her citizenship that she said defines her on Election Day. “I think it’s important for everybody to vote,” said Joslyn. “I would ask anyone why they don’t vote.” Her voting record is the very definition of independence, casting votes in previous elections for presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. “I really liked Obama’s ideas in 2008,” said Joslyn. “I think he’s doing OK, but I know that the economy is very difficult for him right now.” Like many American voters, the economy is a touchstone issue for Joslyn. She works four days a week, cleaning rooms at the Super 8 Hotel near the Boise Airport. She secured the job through The Arc, which has assisted thousands of the disabled since 1956. “We serve approximately 600 individuals a year,” said Nicole Lang, who has worked at the Boise-based Arc for 14 years, the past five as its director of programs. “Our current participants are as young as 18 and as old as 75.” Through her years of overseeing programs, including developmental therapy and vocational training, Lang has seen countless instances of challenge and success, but nothing surprised her more than what occurred during the 2008 presidential election. “It was unlike anything I had experienced before. It was amazing,” said Lang. “The best example I can give you is a 45-year-old woman with a disability who comes to The Arc on a regular basis. She comes from a very strict family with very strict political beliefs. Well, she wanted to vote for a candidate her family didn’t approve of. At times, she ended up in tears after some pretty emotional political debates. She did her best to understand the issues and she made her choice. Her family certainly didn’t agree with her, but her candidate won. It was the most empowering thing I’ve ever seen.” That woman wasn’t alone. In fact, accordWWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

“They told me how to vote but they didn’t tell me who to vote for,” said Robert Burge, 44.

ing to the U.S. Census, more disabled adults participated in the 2008 presidential election than any time in the nation’s history. “I was at the national Arc convention a couple of weeks ago, and this was a very hot topic,” said Lang. “In 2008, 14.9 million people with disabilities voted—more than 3.9 million more than had voted in the previous presidential election.” For Lang and her colleagues, the message was clear. “We’ve got to make sure people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are aware that, No. 1, they have a right to vote,” said Lang. “We need to show them how to register and explain their rights.” The law is clear—the United States Constitution and the Americans with Disabilities Act guarantees a person with a mental disability the right to vote. That person can ask for help from any person he or she chooses. While some states have struggled with the issue when courts have tried to rule that a person is not competent to vote, Idaho has never had any such challenge. In fact, if a state chooses to impose a voter-competence requirement, that requirement must be applied to all voters. It cannot single out a particular group of voters, such as people who are the subject of guardianship proceedings. Marjorie Cashbaugh requires guardianship. Due to her diagnoses of mental retardation and cerebral palsy, she depends primarily on her mother. But Marjorie is not to be underestimated. “I’m getting to be pretty good at my math,

and my cooking is good, too,” said Cashbaugh, 26, who has been going to The Arc for two years, working on her life skills. “I’m not registered to vote at the moment but I really want to do it,” said Cashbaugh. “I think I’m going to ask the staff here [at The Arc] to help me. I’ve been talking to a number of my friends and my mother about the issues. I have a lot of friends who have disabilities and they need to be respected. They need an advocate.” Robert Burge has several advocates at The Arc. The 44-year-old suffered a severe brain injury when he was hit by a truck at the age of 4. Today, he is a janitor for three businesses: The Arc, American Linen Supply, and The Boys and Girls Clubs. Burge is a gentle giant, with a football-player-size build and an ear-to-ear smile. Three years ago, Burge told the staff at The Arc that he was interested in voting. “They told me how to vote but they didn’t tell me who to vote for,” said Burge, who admitted that the whole process was a challenge. “It was really difficult for me to see who to vote for, getting to the voting place and signing all the papers. But I’m really glad I did it.” Lang said coaching someone with a disability on how the electoral process works can’t be confused with coaching them on how to vote. “We’re going to continue to do this very carefully,” said Lang. “It’s a very delicate balance, but we’re going to do the best we can.”

IDAHO CASH HELPS FUEL ROMNEY CAMPAIGN The road to the White House is paved with money, and if Mitt Romney is successful in garnering the Republican Party nomination for president, he’s counting on a lot of Idaho cash to help him do it. According to the Federal Election Commission, Romney has collected more in Idaho than 30 other states. Romney contributions in the Gem State outpace donations to his campaign in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina, the sites of the first caucuses and primaries, scheduled for January 2012. In fact, of all Idaho donations to every 2012 presidential contender ($465,492 as of Sept. 30), Romney far outpaced his competitors, reporting $336,605. President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign came in a distant second, with $49,516, followed by Republicans Rep. Ron Paul ($40,306), Jon Huntsman ($12,250), Herman Cain ($8,037), Rep. Michele Bachmann ($6,578), Newt Gingrich ($2,000), Gov. Rick Perry ($1,250), Gary Johnson ($750) and Rick Santorum ($250). But if Idaho is Romney’s bank, eastern Idaho is his ATM, totaling $128,545 in donations to his campaign, topping contributions to his campaign in 19 states. And in eastern Idaho, the engineer of Romney’s fund-raising locomotive is Frank VanderSloot, president and CEO of Melaleuca, the Idaho Falls manufacturer of cosmetic, nutritional and skin-care products. No fewer than eight individuals with professional or personal relationships with VanderSloot have contributed to the Romney campaign, to the tune of $12,500. VanderSloot has hosted campaign fundraisers for Romney, both for a failed 2008 presidential campaign and the former Massachusetts governor’s current run. VanderSloot is one of 20 national finance co-chairs for the Romney campaign. In the Treasure Valley, some familiar names are listed as contributors to Romney’s 2012 campaign, including Lt. Gov. Brad Little ($2,500), Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna ($500) and Idaho Rep. Reed DeMourdaunt ($1,000). Other notable Romney donors were attorney Jeremy Litster ($2,500), Tree Top Ranches owner Larry Williams ($2,500), Spring Creek Assisted Living owner Douglas Clegg ($2,500), Impact Directories owner Reed Hansen ($2,500), and Idaho Housing and Finance Association president Gerald Hunter ($1,000). Romney’s big donors in Idaho shadow his national support. Of his $32 million collected nationwide in 2012, 67 percent of individual donations were $2,000 and higher. Campaign laws limit individual donations for a federal campaign to $2,500 per election. Primaries and general elections are separate. —George Prentice

Mitt Romney’s 2012 Idaho contributions: $336,605 (as of Sept. 30)

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Wave shapers at Boise’s new river recreation park will create 25- and 30-foot waves of water.

RIVER SHIFTERS Where the rubber meets the wave ANDREW CRISP the traditional models, like those used Tempe, Kayakers keen to enjoy the features of Boise’s Ariz., that recently failed. forthcoming river recreation park should On the evening of July 19, Tempe’s inflatthank some unfamiliar technology, specifically able rubber Town Lake Dam burst, sending air-filled rubber bladders. The technology three-fourths of the mammoth lake cascadbehind the forthcoming Ray Neef MD River ing in 6-to-8-foot waves through the dry Salt Recreation Park incorporates multiple adjustable rubber tubes, similar to a bike’s innertube, River beds from which the lake was created. The rubber dams that had corralled almost in which air pressure can be fine-tuned to 1 billion gallons of water were installed by control the river. The park broke ground the the now derelict industrial works arm of the first week of October. Japanese company Bridgestone. “The wave shapers have, on the upstream The rubber used in Tempe’s dams was side, a rubber air bladder that lifts up a concrete filled gate—a steel gate. It’s attached with directly exposed to the harsh Arizona summer sun and temperature, weakening them a hinge to the wave-shaper deck,” said Miuntil they eventually chael Smith engineer burst. A sprinkler with Obermeyer system was installed Hydro Inc., the to keep the rubber Fort Collins, Colo., cool and wet to manufacturer of the avoid another failgrate dam. ure, but the errors, The plan includes be they Bridgestone’s the replacement of or Tempe’s, cost the Thurman Mill the project millions diversion dam cur(Tempe has since rently installed near decided to stick with Quinn’s pond with them). the Obermeyer dam, “We used to use as well as two wave Rubber air bladders will be used to rate a steel gate at Boise’s new river recreation park. those,” said Prinshapers designed by cipal Engineer Rick McLaughlin WhiteMcLaughlin. “One of water Design Group the first projects we built was with a tube-type of Denver. The wave shaper will create two dam. The one we did here in Denver was cut separate waves, 25 feet and 30 feet respectively. The plan also includes waterside seating up by a vandal.” The Obermeyer system is different. For and areas for swimming and beaches. one, the tubes aren’t exposed, and Boise’s The park’s planned cost is $6.7 million, weather conditions are much different from with the first phase accounting for $3.8 Tempe’s. McLaughlin said they selected this million. The city, the J.A. and Kathryn system because it’s safer and because it does Albertson Foundation, and a fund-raising more than just block water. It creates waves as campaign have netted most of the funds for well as continues to divert water for the canal phase one. system; it’s cutting-edge technology, according Air filled rubber dams aren’t new, said to the City of Boise. Smith, but their design has moved away from

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DAISY KHAN An architect with designs for a more tolerant world GEORGE PRENTICE

When did you first come to the United States? There was a tradition in my family of pursuing higher education, even if you had to go as far as the West. My grandfather and father both studied in the United States. I studied at C.W. Post College and the New York School of Design in Manhattan. I went on to begin a career in architectural design for several large corporations. During one of those jobs, I worked on the 106th floor of one of the World Trade Center towers. That was 1987. Our building experienced a blackout once. I have distinct memories of what it was like to escape from that building. It took us two hours to climb down, as we watched firefighters going up the stairs. I had a visceral experience of fear. When 9/11 happened, I felt I had been transported back.


9/11 certainly changed you personally but how did it change you professionally? By the time 9/11 happened, I was married to an imam whose mosque was only 12 blocks away from Ground Zero. We were in Colorado, and I remember watching images of our city and neighborhood being attacked. I remember being transported back to my earlier experiences of fear and helplessness. I told my husband that our lives had changed forever. Eventually, as many Americans were curious about Islam, we started doing more outreach and lecturing. There was one particular lady in a church who was asking me about Muslim women, saying they were treated as second-class citizens. I argued that they weren’t. That forced me to look inside of myself and do some self-reflection. Are there predominant falsehoods about Muslim women? The predominant myth is that all Muslim women are oppressed. I’m not saying that the state of Muslim women is not dismal. What I am saying is that Muslim women have made tremendous advances. Muslim societies have produced five women heads of state. People need to support that and empower women who are on the front line of creating change. Many of us have seen you on numerous Sunday morning network news programs. I’m curious what you think of how Western media covers Islam in America. Western media generally covers religion in a very skewed fashion. Christians complain that they’re not treated fairly by the media. Jews complain about the same thing. Every religion does. Unfortunately much of the media coverage has no nuance. Religion is seen as something fearful. The actions of a few often end up defining an entire faith. The reality is


When she was a young girl, growing up in Kashmir, India, Daisy Khan wanted to be an architect. Little did she know that her skills as a designer and builder would be necessary to become one of the most important voices for 21st century Muslims. She needed to build cultural bridges between the Muslim community and general public through dialogues in faith and identity. And she needed to have a strong personal foundation to endure scores of debates—some vitriolic—when her husband, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, announced his plans for a multi-ethnic community center two blocks from Ground Zero. Opponents quickly called his center a mega-mosque, creating a fervent debate over religious tolerance. Executive director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement, Khan will be one of the featured speakers at the 2011 Frank Church Conference, Thursday, Oct. 27, at Boise State.

very different. The same thing applies to Muslims. There is too much emphasis on the few that are terrorists. The majority of Muslims are law-abiding citizens, contributing to the daily American fabric. I’ve heard you speak about something called a jihad against violence. What is that? It’s an effort by Muslim women who don’t want to be on the sidelines anymore. We no longer just focus on women’s issues. The bigger threat to women, to Muslim communities and to entire nations is violent extremism—extremism which not only distorts our faith and tears apart our societies but has significant impact against women, children and the elderly. We are now going to wage our own peace, a jihad against violence. This is our way of creating a counter-momentum against extremism. Do you believe there is ever any justification for extremism? Not according to our scripture. Our scripture continually calls for the middle ground. Extremism on both sides is wrong. We are trying to use our faith to justify nonviolence against those who have distorted or hijacked our faith. This time last year, there was a fair amount of debate in this nation surrounding your husband’s plans for a building near Ground Zero. 12 First of all, our proposal was not

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RALL CON’T tried to take him away. I couldn’t just click away. I was forced to engage. To discuss. To agree, to disagree. Revolution is a messy, slow process. We are just beginning to claw away at the velvet ropes of alienation that simultaneously comfort and confine us. We’re beginning to see that the things we hold so dear—our place in the class structure, our educational credentials, our shrinking but oh-so-clever circles of friends—are means of oppression. There were 15 committees formed to come up with demands about various topics, which would eventually be presented to the General Assembly for discussion and, with luck, approval by consensus. I joined the Economics and Finance committee. “I don’t understand the word ‘neoliberal,’” a woman who looked to be about 30 said. “It means conservative,” a guy answered. No it doesn’t. I shut up. In consensus meetings, you quickly learn to choose your battles. Those battles can run late into the night. I urged our committee to decide whether we were revolutionaries or reformists. “Why does it matter?” asked our “facilitator” (the leader-who-is-not-a-leader). We went on to waste the next several 8

months debating the distinctions between revolutionaries who seek to overthrow the system, reformists who accept its basic structure but seek to improve upon it, and revolutionists-posing-as-reformers who issue what I call “unreasonable reasonable” demands—demands that are popular with the population but that the system can’t concede without exposing the government as an uncaring, unresponsive monster, thus radicalizing the moderates and fence-sitters. OK, it was about an hour. It only seemed like months. We only came up with two demands for the general assembly to consider. But that doesn’t matter. The process of discussion educates everyone. The better informed share information with the less informed. But the knowledge flow goes both ways. The better informed learn what is not known, what must be transmitted to the public at large. And those less informed about one topic are usually better informed about another. Demands will surface. But there’s no rush. Let the intellectual cross-fertilization run its course. Besides, it’s fun to watch the ruling-classowned media squirm as it waits.


for a mosque. That was a falsehood promoted by a certain group of people who were fanning the fear of Islam in America.

Just to be clear, what would that project include? It was to be a multi-faith community center. It didn’t even have a Muslim name. We called it Cordoba House. It harkened back to a time when there were 800 years of peaceful coexistence of Jews, Christians and Muslims in Spain. Our building was meant to be a multifaith community center to cater to all religions. We weren’t just choosing a site near Ground Zero. It was just in our neighborhood. It was meant to be similar to a YMCA or Jewish community center. Yes, people in the neighborhood needed a worship space for Muslims, but that would have been only 10 percent of the center, occupying one floor. Then it got misconstrued as a mega-mosque. We later discovered in a report called Fear, Inc. from the American Center for Progress that the opposition to the center was extremely well-funded and their modus operandi was to keep the fear of Islam alive in our country. So while we were planning a community center, we found ourselves becoming a wedge issue among some politicians who were running for election last November. Where does the project stand right now? The building has opened to the public.

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There are prayers going on. But the proposed center is still a work in progress. It will probably take years to complete. Do you believe that we have yet to have a full conversation about the effects of 9/11 on our nation’s psyche? No, I don’t. We went to war right away. We have been militarily engaged in three Muslim nations ever since. Are you a citizen of the United States? Yes. I became a citizen in the 1980s. Can I ask what your citizenship means to you? I remember when I took my oath. My uncle, who was my guardian in this country, called me. He said, “From now on, you can’t say ‘them.’ You have to say ‘we.’ From now on, you’re an American, and you have to take responsibility for this country.” It was a great lesson for me. For years, I said that the terrorists had hijacked my religion. And last year, during the debate over the planned community center, part of me also felt that somebody was trying to wrestle my country away from me by saying I wasn’t equal in their eyes, that I didn’t have the right to establish a center wherever I wanted. My fight was not only for my religion but also for my country. I really love and believe what this country stands for.






decision. That places the Scotchmans in a sort of limbo. “There would be a great deal of certainty with designation,” Hough said. “That would come from Congress. And while Congress can overturn its decisions from time to time, with the current framework, it’s an agency decision to manage the area as ‘recommended’ wilderness.” A new forest plan has been in the works since 2002, but a raft of federal rule changes during the Bush administration set the document back at least five years. A draft plan was set to be released in 2006— it was even printed—but the perennial controversy surrounding forest planning caused yet another rule change, and it was back to the drawing board. Now, with policies more settled, the Forest Service is finally getting ready to finish the long-awaited plan, which sets management policy for a broad range of lands in northern Idaho, including the Scotchman Peaks. “In 1987, the Scotchman area was recommended and/or proposed


hil Hough could smell the mountain goats before he saw them. Shrugging off his pack, he looked around the summit. “It sure smells like goats up here.” And sure enough, there they were: four of them, white dots in two pairs, lounging on jutting outcroppings of rock across a dizzying ravine. The goats—hulking, horned and shaggy with sad-looking old-man faces—are a major attraction for Scotchman’s Peak. They even serve as its unofficial mascot. At 7,009 feet, it is the highest point in Northern Idaho’s rugged Bonner County. Vegetation is sparse and the clammy October clouds run ragged across its summit. Though seemingly fearless in their surefootedness, the goats live a precarious existence amid the shattered high mountain rocks. “Their mortality rate is 50 to 70 percent in early childhood—from falling,” Hough said. The future of the Scotchman Peaks area is similarly precarious. Covering 88,000 acres, the proposed wilderness is managed by the U.S. Forest Service and sits at a nexus of

competing interests and ideologies. While the western portion of the area is in Idaho, the bulk of the mountainous terrain lies across the border in Montana. Three counties—one in Idaho and two in Montana— would host the wilderness, and it straddles both the Idaho Panhandle and Kootenai national forests. Within those jurisdictions are groups seeking to protect wildlife, promote recreation and preserve hunting and fishing opportunities. At the same time, there are mining interests, depressed rural economies that would like to expand timber harvesting, and many residents who would rather the federal government get out of the land-owning business all together. Add to all that an age-old rural tradition that sees nature conservation in direct opposition to economic development, and gaining federal wilderness designation turns into an uphill battle. It’s Hough’s job to help win it. An East Coast native with a bachelor’s degree in English from Colby College, he chucked a career in hotel management in the early ’90s and hit the trail—literally. Since then he has paddled the Yukon River and hiked the Pacific Crest, Appalachian and Continental Divide trails. In 2002, he arrived in Sagle, a nebulously defined forest town south of Sandpoint, and it wasn’t long before he discovered Scotchman standing sentinel over the eastern expanse of Lake Pend Oreille. It was love at first sight. In 2005, he and a group of concerned outdoor enthusiasts formed the Friends of the Scotchman Peak Wilderness, a grass-roots organization dedicated to winning federal wilderness designation not only for the peaks but the 88,000 acres of surrounding backcountry. “The visionaries back at the turn of the last century—John Muir, Theodore Roosevelt—when they were looking at the creation of the National Park System knew that these were special places that need to be set aside,” Hough said. “The Scotchman Peaks is one of those places.”

UPHILL BOTH WAYS The hike up Scotchman is not for the faint of heart. From



the trailhead, found at the end of a dirt road made all but impassable during the high runoff season, the path climbs into the forest at a 20 percent grade for the first half mile or so. This is the part that veteran hikers warn the newbies about. It’s easy to lose heart—there are more than three more miles to go, climbing an average of 1,000 feet per mile. Efforts to permanently preserve the Scotchman region have been not unlike that first half mile. Forest policy is always contentious and the proposed wilderness is made all the more difficult because of its location. Sitting at such a confluence of political, economic and environmental interests, movement on the proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Area has taken the crawling pace of a winded hiker. The Forest Service has labeled the Scotchman Peak area of the Cabinet Mountains a “recommended” wilderness since its last Forest Plan was issued for the Idaho Panhandle and Kootenai national forests in 1987. That means the Scotchman Peaks are managed much like a designated wilderness—motorized use is strictly limited and timber harvest is excluded—except it could change with an administrative

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Phil Hough, executive director of Friends of the Scotchman Peak Wilderness, hikes through the rugged landscape at the heart of a controversial proposal for a new wilderness area in North Idaho.

wilderness, and that’s not necessarily new in this round of planning,” said Kent Wellner, recreational program manager for the Idaho Panhandle National Forest and the Forest Service’s team leader on the plan. “The reason it’s taken so long—I’ve been working on it for nine years—is that forest planning is very controversial. A lot of different interests are concerned … It’s hard to make everybody happy.” According to Wellner, a draft plan could be released as early as November and must be completed before the end of the year. A lengthy review process will follow and, as he pointed out, not everyone will be happy. Rural North Idaho and northwestern Montana have always been heavily dependent on natural resources, and the expansion of federally protected lands often translates as fewer opportunities for industry. “We already have some wilderness here, and the only chance we have for any kind of economy is with the mines and hopefully the timber,” said Ron Downey, a commissioner in Montana’s Lincoln County, where much of the proposed wilderness would be located. “I would say that a large percentage of Lincoln County is against it. For one thing, our economy is in the tank. I think officially our unemployment rate is 15 percent or 16 percent, but it’s probably well over 20 percent, really.” Across the border in Idaho, Bonner County Commissioner Lewis Rich is similarly skeptical about the need for federally designated wilderness. “The majority of the constituents that I talk to are very much concerned about the actual usage of the ground, as far as being able to manage it on a local basis and the control getting out of our hands,” Rich said. “It is by definition in its ruggedness and remoteness somewhat of a wilderness, but I wouldn’t support a federal designation.”

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OVERIf designation THE LINE for the Scotchmans was passed through Congress and signed by the president, it would be the first federally protected tract of wilderness in Idaho’s nine northernmost counties. And while the decision whether to protect the Scotchmans as a wilderness ultimately lies with Congress, all politics are local and that’s where the Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness have chosen to draw their lines. “The art of politics is the art of what’s

possible. For it to succeed, it would have to be a part of what’s possible,” Hough said. “Ultimately, the process we’re best at is raising the support for it to a point that it becomes apparent to decision makers—both local and in the congressional delegation—that this is what the people want.” Indeed in its six years as an organization the Friends of the Scotchmans has managed to assemble a diverse coalition on both sides of the border. One of its key partners is the Idaho Conservation League, headquartered in Boise. “When they started their campaign at the Friends of the Scotchman Peaks, there were probably few people even in Bonner County who knew where Scotchman Peaks was,” said Brad Smith, who works with ICL at its North Idaho office in Sandpoint. “I think Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness have done a great job really getting people aware and understanding of why it’s important to protect.” The group undertakes a range of outreach efforts, from guided hikes, outdoor painting excursions and seminars, up to biological surveys of the area’s wildlife. Most recently, Idaho Fish and Game collaborated with the Friends of the Scotchmans on a study of rare forest carnivores and found evidence of fishers, lynx and wolverines. Looking beyond the North Idaho region, the group is currently pursuing a grant from Zoo Boise to further its wolverine study, and announced earlier this month that it was being considered as a finalist. Conservation and recreation groups on both sides of the border have flocked to the cause as well, and Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer has endorsed the group. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s opposition to expanding Idaho wilderness is well known, however. “I don’t know that we will ever convince him that wilderness is a good thing, and in the larger political context, of course, you’d like his support,” Hough said. “We don’t expect him to support it, but if we have broad public support, at least he won’t oppose it.” Hough is still optimistic. While the road has been long, he’s starting to see real potential for congressional action. “I think we have such broad public support, and these issues are being taken seriously by Congress,” he said. “It wouldn’t be unreasonable to think that something could happen in the next session.” The Friends’ efforts have not gone unnoticed by members of the Idaho delegation, including Sen. Mike Crapo, who was instrumental in pushing the Owyhee Initiative WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

through the Senate in 2009, establishing the Owyhee-Bruneau Wilderness. “We have a really steady conversation with Phil [Hough], and the one thing that Crapo has said to Phil and the board—and as recently as last month—is that, ‘You guys are doing it right,’” said Lindsay Nothern, Crapo’s Boisebased press secretary. “What they’re trying to do is build a broad consensus in the community for the land-use changes that they’re seeking to make. By and large, when we hear people in Idaho say, ‘Gee I don’t want wilderness,’ or ‘I don’t like wilderness,’ they’re not talking about the Scotchman Peaks.” Nothern is a little less sanguine about the chances for action in the near future, though. “The timing has to be right. We can do everything right in Idaho but we still have to have the right timing in Washington,” he said. “Right now not much of anything is moving, the situation is so polarized in Washington … “There’s just a lot of groundwork that needs to be laid,” Nothern added. “A lot of people feel like we have enough federal ownership, and without strong, fairly unified support on the ground, it’s going to be tough to move any wilderness designation forward.”

SELLING THE SCENERY Still, even with support from conservationists, outdoors groups and high-ranking politicians, the Scotchman Peaks are a tough sell. All that Downey, in Lincoln County, has to do is point to his home district on the fringe of the proposed wilderness along Highway 56. Where there were 22 local lumber mills in the 1990s, there is now just one in Troy. An Associated Press survey this spring ranked

Lincoln County as Montana’s most economically stressed, and with more than 70 percent of its land already owned by the feds, Downey wondered aloud what his community is supposed to do to make a living. “We’re hurtin’, and our only chance is our natural resources—that’s what made us our money before,” he said. Downey added that one of the county’s saving graces is with Revett Minerals, which operates a copper and silver mine in Troy, employing about 100 workers. The company is also trying to develop another mine at nearby Rock Creek, but that project has been mired in controversy from those living downstream in Idaho’s Pend Oreille watershed. What the county needs, Downey said, is access to more timber land. “When they first set that Scotchman Peak up, they formed their little committee and they set some of them lower boundaries pretty much right down to Highway 56, which takes in a lot of good timber land,” he said. “The actual wilderness itself is pretty remote—hard to get into and it’s not really trailed real well. There’s no timber up there to speak of and that’s fine. I just don’t see a need for any more wilderness.” The mining and logging potential of the area is less pronounced in Idaho, which goes a long way toward easing the tension between preservation and economics. The terrain is in the high country and so rugged that it would be cost prohibitive for mining—and that’s even if there are any exploitable deposits. Appeasing those on the Montana side is crucial to moving the designation forward. Lands bills are notoriously difficult to pass through Congress, and small pieces of wilderness legis-

lation are next to impossible. If the Scotchmans are to win federal designation, it will most likely be through a larger package, similar to the Lands Omnibus Bill in 2009, in which it can be grouped with similar proposals. “It’s dependent totally on the delegation and their needs at the time. And that’s something we have far less control over,” Hough said. “It really becomes a matter of what their needs are politically, not just for the Scotchmans but the variety of things they’re working on. In a larger sense, you could say that’s above our pay grade.” Hough admits that the effort has further to go in Big Sky Country than it does in Idaho. “Support in Sanders County is approaching that of Bonner County, but it’s probably not as far along. In Lincoln County, it’s even less so,” he said. “Our task is to dispel some of these myths. It’s a false dichotomy, especially with the Scotchmans, between wilderness preservation and rural economics. But there is a latent power to some of those myths. In reality, protecting public lands has been shown to be good for rural counties in the West.” Nothern agreed, pointing to the nine-yearlong effort to pass the Owyhee Initiative. “What needs to be laid out is the potential benefits of tourism, visitation to the area, maintaining those kind of special, unique places that will draw folks,” he said. “It’s a county-bycounty thing.” If worst comes to worst, and Montana interests can’t be reconciled, there is the possibility that it could become a state-by-state thing, with Idaho going its own way. “It is not only very possible, but in a case where wildernesses cover two states it’s quite common that one state’s portion will be enact-

ed before another,” Hough said. “Nonetheless, in an absolute ideal world it would go forward all at one time.”

THEStanding VIEW FROM THE TOP at the summit of Scotchman Peak, it’s hard to think in terms of political boundaries. Looking west, 65-mile-long Lake Pend Oreille snakes its way through a valley carved out by the colossal floods of glacial Lake Missoula. Looking east, it’s a rolling sea of green devoid of any human evidence. Grizzly bears and wolves still roam the backcountry. For Hough, it’s hard to imagine why anyone would be threatened by the area’s protection. “This isn’t an all-or-nothing proposition,” he said. “Protecting wilderness is part of maximizing the return on how we manage our public lands. That takes a lot of education because some folks on both sides of spectrum are more comfortable with perpetuating conflict. The truth is that if you can dispel that conflict and find balanced solutions, then communities will thrive.” Ultimately, that conflict is a relic of a bygone ethos that assumed nature and industry were mutually exclusive. “It’s really a nonpartisan issue because it’s not going to affect any areas that would be available for logging; it’s not going to close any existing motorized access,” added Brad Smith, of the Idaho Conservation League. “Some areas are more ideal for development, but the Scotchman Peaks, because of their rugged area, lack of motorized access and no logging interests, is a prime candidate for protection. Really, what it’s all about is protecting this special area for future generations.”

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ERNEST HEMINGWAY SYMPOSIUM THE FARMSTEAD MAIZE Corncobs, on their own, do not inspire an overwhelming sense of dread, but there’s something about standing in the middle of a cornfield that instills fear. It’s the seclusion and not being able to tell where you’re going coupled with the possibility of a threatening Michael Myers-type lurking a few feet away. The Farmstead is celebrating its 15th annual corn maze and pumpkin festival. Previous maize patterns have included a Boise State Bronco logo, Abraham Lincoln’s penny bust and Barack Obama and John McCain during the 2008 presidential election. Utilizing 18 acres of corn, designs and pathways are established on a computer and then cut while the crop is fairly short. The maze is separated into two sections, so people have the option of completing just one portion or the entire maze. On average, it takes folks 45 minutes to an hour to complete the entire course, and there are “corn cops” to help people out if they get lost. Beginning at dark on Fridays and Saturdays, the maze becomes the Field of Screams as creepy characters and eerie effects have people shaking in their boots. There are lots of family activities at the Farmstead Festival, which runs through Monday, Oct. 31, including pig races, pony rides and hayrides. There’s also a giant corn box where kids can bury themselves in grain corn, then shake out all the kernels at the Jumping Pillow. The kids are sure to work up a monstrous appetite, so there will be plenty of refreshments on hand, including Big Daddy’s Barbecue, Abe’s Kettle Corn and the Burger Barn. Wednesday, Oct. 19-Thursday, Oct. 20, 4-9 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 21, 4-11 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m.-11 p.m., FREE to visit the farm, $7.95-$15.95 for Maize admission. The Farmstead, 1020 S. Rackham Way, Meridian, 208-922-5678,

FRIDAY OCT. 21 bubbles LIFE’S KITCHEN ANNUAL SPARKLING WINE SPECTACULAR When you go to your average restaurant, you

walk out full but maybe not fulfilled. Well, if the restaurant doubles as a vocational training program for students seeking better employment opportunities, it has the potential to be much more satisfying. That’s the case with Life’s Kitchen, which trains young adults ages 16-20 to work in restaurant kitchens

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and earn a GED or high school diploma. Students often go on to work successfully in food ser vice or other industries. Life’s Kitchen earns some of its funding from a student-staffed lunch cafe and catering ser vices, but for the rest, it needs help from grants and the community. The Sparkling

Ernest Hemingway may have been born in Oak Park, Ill., but his life famously ended 50 years ago in Sun Valley. After a life of adventure, writing and travel, Idaho was eventually the place that Hemingway called home. His legacy in Idaho is not colored by his tragic end, but rather by what was left behind—a rich literary culture. Clay Morgan, director of collaborative research at Boise State, described how Hemingway visited the Sun Valley Area many times in the 30 years before he settled there. “That area around Sun Valley reminded him of Spain, which he also loved, and he was here because he wanted to be,” said Morgan. “[He] wanted a place where he could keep his manuscripts dry.” The annual Ernest Hemingway Symposium in Sun Valley celebrates Hemingway’s memory in Idaho, as well as his contributions to literature and the world at large. This four-day symposium, held at the Community Library in Ketchum, will feature keynote speaker Frederic Hunter, acclaimed author of The Hemingway Play. Additionally, there will be readings, discussions, movie screenings and book signings, as well as a Hemingway Haunts tour. For those not able to make the trek to Sun Valley, there will be a screening of The Hemingway Play, with an introduction and Q&A session with Hunter on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Yanke Family Research Park in Boise. “It’s really interesting to talk about [Hemingway] and his life and his writing and see what a powerful force he was—and is—in literature,” said Morgan. Boise film screening: Wednesday Oct. 19, 7 p.m., FREE, Yanke Family Research Park, 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd., 208-426-4874; Symposium: Thursday, Oct. 20, 4-7 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 21, 8:45 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 22, 9:45 a.m.-noon; FREE. The Community Library, 415 N. Spruce Ave., Ketchum, 208-726-3493,

Wine Spectacular is one way community members can chip in and keep Life’s Kitchen cooking. The event has been the main fund-raising event for Life’s Kitchen for four years, boasting a range of wines and hors d’oeuvres, as well as live entertainment, and live and silent auctions. To illustrate how big a differ-

ence it makes when young adults in the community get support and training, Life’s Kitchen students will meet with guests and talk about their experiences. Like Life’s Kitchen itself, the Sparkling Wine Spectacular will satisfy your stomach and your soul. 6-9 p.m., $50. The Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St., 208331-0199,

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ante up BET ON LITERACY Las Vegas—been there done that. Jackpot—close but no cigar. For one night, Boise will be a gambling town, where selfless acts meet selfish pursuits at the Knitting Factory with the Bet on Literacy fundraiser. All your favorite bank-draining pastimes will be in attendance at the Bet On Literacy event, including blackjack, poker and craps. If you’re a self-described card shark or have a hot hand with the dice, test your luck for a good cause at this casino-themed fundraiser for the Learning Lab. At the end of the night, your wallets might be empty, but instead of lining the pockets of casino owners, you’ll be contributing to a good cause. The Learning Lab is an all-ages educational nonprofit, whose aim is to improve literacy and learning skills at its computer-assisted learning center. With an annual enrollment of more than 300 students, the Learning Lab’s goal is to improve the community and the lives of its citizens. So put on that knockout dress or James Bond-style tuxedo and enjoy cocktails, dancing and the pursuit of Lady Luck, all while helping an outstanding organization. 7-11:45 p.m., $25 general, $40 VIP, 21 and older. The Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St., 208-367-1212,

a star ving ar tist in rural Zimbabwe, tr ying to suppor t yourself and your family with subsistence farming while you focus on ar twork. This is the situation that many women in Weya, Zimbabwe, face and the same situation that the Zimbabwe Ar tists Project is tr ying to improve. Zimbabwe Ar tists Project, founded in 1999, is a nonprofit organization that works in par tnership with women ar tists and some men in Weya, finding buyers for their ar t. Because there’s a small market for ar t in Zimbabwe, ZAP brings ar twork to the United States to sell and re-


turns the money earned to the ar tists. In turn, the ar tists can buy food, clothes, schooling, seeds and fer tilizer. ZAP also funds workshops so ar tists can build their ar tistic skills, as well as learn life skills like how to manage finances and bookkeeping. To help these Zimbabweans improve their lives, folks in the Treasure Valley are invited to check out their work on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. In addition to showcasing unique pieces of ar t, the event will also be a fascinating lesson in different cultures. Par t of ZAP’s mis-

SATURDAY OCT. 22 pride and joy A QUEER NOTION Members of the LGBT community still face prejudice and hate, even in our so-called enlightened world. That’s where groups like Pride Foundation come in, which was founded in Seattle in 1985 by four individuals who devoted the agency to “raising and managing substantial funds to address the growing challenges facing the [LGBT] community.” In 1987, the foundation awarded $7,654 in grants to LGBT groups, but today, that number has increased significantly. It now awards hundreds of thousands of dollars each year and distributes one of the nation’s largest LGBT scholarship funds. Last year, the Pride Foundation set up shop in Boise to do some good. At Boise Pride in June, Steve Martin, Pride Foundation’s Idaho regional development organizer, was approached by local musician Stephanie Bell of the band Hot Dog Sandwich. The two started talking and the Queer Notion benefit concert was born. On Saturday, Oct. 22, live bands, local poets and artwork by BW contributor Mika Belle will fill Visual Arts Collective, all to raise awareness and support for the LGBT community. The bands have donated their time, and the VAC has donated the venue so that all the proceeds can benefit the Pride Foundation. “I want people to know that we’re tr ying to do something to support the grass-roots work of organizations that are tr ying to promote and create LGBTQ equality in Idaho,” said Martin. Bands performing include Hot Dog Sandwich, Central City Music Company, a.k.a Belle and The Retrobates. Poets include Brandon Follet and Ben the Drunken Poet. 6 p.m., $5. The Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., 208-424-8297,

sion is to teach Americans about Zimbabwean culture and histor y, and ever y piece of ar t for sale is accompanied by the ar tist’s photo and stor y.

Remember the Ludachristmas episode of 30 Rock, where Tracy Jordan couldn’t party because of the alcohol monitoring device chained to his ankle? This holiday season, take a lesson from Tracy, and everyone’s favorite firecrotch shitshow LiLo, and don’t let this happen to you. Before you wobble over to your ride, smash the keys into the door and rev the engine, let the Portable Breathalyzer help you make sure you haven’t had one ’nog too many. The Portable Breathalyzer is a keychain-sized device that measures your blood alcohol content in a breezy 20 seconds. Just exhale into the device’s vent and one of three LEDs will light up: green for “safe,” or below .02 percent; yellow for “warning,” or between .02 and .05 percent; and red for “danger,” or above .05 percent. And as if that weren’t awesome enough, the device also comes with a countdown and count-up timer so you can keep track of your parking meter and an LED flashlight torch so you can find your drink in a dark bar—or the number for a cab in a phonebook. Though the Portable Breathalyzer, billed as “a cool gadget for Friday night outs,” comes with a hefty $125 price tag, it’s much cheaper than getting pulled over for drunk driving. Remember kids, DUIs blow. —Tara Morgan

7 p.m. FREE. Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 6200 N. Garrett St., Garden City,

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8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY OCT. 19 Festivals & Events THE CLOTHESLINE PROJECT— The Clothesline Project brings together victims of gender-based violence by making T-shirts. Designs will be on display on the Boise State Quad both days. Email emilypearson@boisestate. edu for questions. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Boise State Women’s Center, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-4259,

On Stage SHIPWRECKED: AN ENTERTAINMENT: THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF LOUIS DE ROUEMONT—Featuring exotic islanders, a man-eating octopus and an examination of the fine line that separates the truth and tall tales. 8 p.m. $13-$20. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224,


Talks & Lectures

Kids & Teens

BORAH AND CHURCH: NONINTERVENTIONISTS IN THE CIVIL WARS OF THE 20TH CENTURY—Learn about two of Idaho’s greatest senators and the non-interventionist policy both supported. 7 p.m. FREE. Library at Cole and Ustick, 7557 W. Ustick Road, Boise, 208-570-6900,

LIGHTS ON AFTER SCHOOL— Students can enjoy games, prizes and a healthy snack at three school centers. 3:30 p.m. FREE. Grace Jordan Elementary School, 6411 W. Fairfield Ave.; Morley Nelson Elementary School, 7701 W. Northview St.; Whitney Elementary School, 1609 S. Owyhee St.

IS SOMEBODY THERE? EXPLORING THE PARANORMAL— The International Paranormal Reporting Group will present an overview of local hauntings. Participants can also share their own stories. 7 p.m. FREE. Library at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-562-4996,


Citizen ROLL OUT THE RED CARPET FOR RESEARCH—This dinner and auction will raise money and awareness for breast cancer research. Limited free seating for breast cancer survivors available. For tickets or more information, call 208-342-6065 or email ei@ 5:30 p.m. $50. Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St., Boise, 208-336-8900,

Festivals & Events THE CLOTHESLINE PROJECT— See Wednesday. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Boise State Women’s Center, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-4259, womenscenter.


Festivals & Events BET ON LITERACY—A night of gambling to benefit the Learning Lab. See Picks, Page 17. 7-11:45 p.m. $25-$45. Knitting Factory Concert House, 416 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-367-1212, bo.knittingfactory. com. HARVEST BAZAAR—Featuring 20 of Boise’s arts and craft vendors. 6:30-9 p.m. FREE. Life Care Center of Treasure Valley, 502 N. Kimball Place, Boise, 208-3771900, KOREAN CULTURE DAY—The Gyeonggi Provincial Dance Company will perform. For more information, contact 7 p.m. FREE. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4261609,


On Stage OKLAHOMA!—Two cowboys compete for the women they love. Dinner is optional on Friday and Saturday nights, and tickets must be purchased 24 hours in advance. 7 p.m. $18-$39. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208385-0021, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW— Take a wild trip to Transylvania just in time for Halloween. 7:30 p.m. $20. 710 N. Orchard St., Boise, 208-342-2000, SHIPWRECKED!—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $13-$20. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224,

Food & Drink BREWERS NIGHT: WIDMER BROTHERS BREWING—Sample some specialty kegs and score some Widmer schwag. 6-9 p.m. Front Door, 105 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-287-9201, ITALY IN STAR WINE TASTING—Staff unravel the mysteries of the Italian wine label and how to choose the varietal right for you. 5-7 p.m. $5. Helina Marie’s Wine and Gift Shop, 11053 Highway 44, Star, 208-286-7960,

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8 DAYS OUT LIFE’S KITCHEN ANNUAL SPARKLING WINE SPECTACULAR— The organization’s premiere fund-raising event of the year includes wine, hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment and silent and live auctions. Call 208-331-0199 for tickets. See Picks, Page 16. 6-9 p.m. $50. Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-381-0483,

$55 general, $125 for benefactor tickets. Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St., Boise, 208-345-5346,

On Stage


EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL— Based on the cult classic series. Tickets at brownpapertickets. com or by calling 208-995-0088. Doors 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. $10 online, $15 door. Idaho Outdoor Association Grange Hall, 3401 Brazil St., Boise. OKLAHOMA!— See Thursday. 6:15 p.m. $18-$39. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208385-0021, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW— See Thursday. 8:15 p.m. $20. Stage Coach Theatre, 5012 Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-3422000, SHIPWRECKED! —See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $13-$20. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224,

Art R. GREY GALLERY 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION—See the new show and celebrate with a giant party. Artists are creating pieces using 25 elements. See Arts News, Page 26. 5-9 p.m. R. Grey Gallery Jewelry and Art Glass, 415 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-385-9337,

CHANGE YOUR WORLD CELEBRATION—The Idaho Human Rights Education Center hosts its eighth annual celebration. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Green Chutes, 4716 W. State St., Boise, 208342-7111, greenchutesboise. com.

Festivals & Events BLUE TURF TAILGATE HOMECOMING PARTY—BW and 44 North want you to enjoy an out-of-control tailgate party at two locations. 12:30 p.m. FREE. Tablerock Brewpub and Grill, 705 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-0944 and 11:30 a.m. FREE. End Zone 1010 Broadway Ave., Boise, 208-384-0613. PATCASSO BLACK ATTIRE EVENT—Wear your black duds to this night of blended art. 9 p.m. Fulton Street Showroom, 517 S. 8th St., Boise, 208-421-4501.

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW— See Thursday. 8:15 p.m. and midnight. $20. Stage Coach Theatre, 5012 Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000, SHIPWRECKED!—See Wednesday. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. $13-$20. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-3319224,

Concerts BOISE PHILHARMONIC: HEROIC BEETHOVEN—Call 208344-7849 or visit for more info. 8 p.m. $24-$75. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4261609, GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: TENOR ANDREW PECK—The Opera Idaho resident artist will perform. For more information, call 208-426-1596. 7:30 p.m. $5 general, $3 senior and students, free with Boise State ID. Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise State campus, Boise, 208-4261609.

Workshops & Classes On Stage EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL— See Friday. Doors 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. $10 online, $15 door. Idaho Outdoor Association Grange Hall, 3401 Brazil St., Boise. OKLAHOMA!—See Wednesday. 6:15 p.m. $18-$39. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208385-0021,

CHARLES LEWTON-BRAIN JEWELRY WORKSHOP—Covers various shortcuts, tricks and hints. Space is limited, so call the gallery for availability. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $150. R. Grey Gallery Jewelry and Art Glass, 415 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3859337,

CHARLES LEWTON-BRAIN— Artist Charles Lewton-Brain will demonstrate foldforming, a metal crafting technique used in his work. 9 a.m.-noon. FREE. Boise State Liberal Arts Building, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-4060, THIRD FRIDAY SERIES—Four artists will create exquisite corpses for an audience. 6-9 p.m. FREE. Art Source Gallery, 1015 W. Main St., Boise, 208331-3374,

Literature BOOK SIGNING WITH LEONA CAMPBELL—Meet author Leona Campbell and get your copy of Backstabbing Bitches signed. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Hastings, 680 E. Boise Ave., Boise, 208-3459428. MFA READING SERIES: POETS JENNIFER MOXLEY AND STEVE EVANS—The University of Maine professors will read from their works. For more information, contact MFA Reading Series coordinator Torin Jensen at 7:30 p.m. FREE. Student Union Jordan Ballroom, Boise State, Boise, 208-426-1000,

Talks & Lectures CALVIN TRILLIN—The author, reporter and humorist will make guests laugh and think. 7 p.m.

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Skeleton Blues by Connor Coughlin was the 1st place winner in the 9th Annual Boise Weekly Bad Cartoon Contest.



Fum. Bring your kiddies and break away from the hum-drum. Children and adults are invited to listen to the retelling of a classic fairy tale. 2 p.m. $7. Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise State campus, Boise, 208-426-1609.

ZIMBABWE ARTISTS PROJECT—The Zimbabwe Artists Project works directly with artists from rural Weya in eastern Zimbabwe to help them become more economically self-sufficient. For more information, visit See Picks, Page 16. 7 p.m. donations accepted. Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 6200 N. Garrett, Garden City, 208-6581710,

Talks & Lectures HARVESTING CLEAN ENERGY CONFERENCE—Learn how farms and rural businesses can reduce energy costs and tap into renewable resources. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $110 individuals, $210 industry professionals. Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St., Boise, 208-336-8900,

Green SNAKE RIVER ALLIANCE DINNER—The Snake River Alliance will provide an update on nuclear waste cleanup efforts at the Idaho National Laboratory over a locally sourced dinner. Call 208-344-9161 or visit for more info. 6 p.m. $10 SRA members, $15 nonmembers. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2201 Woodlawn Ave., Boise, 208-344-5731,

MONDAY OCT. 24 Festivals & Events SERVING UP WISHES—Approximately 80 Boise State student-athletes take part in this night full of non-stop entertainment. 5:30 p.m. $175. Stueckle Sky Center, Boise State football stadium, Boise,


STORY STORY NIGHT: THIS IDAHO LIFE—Listen to featured story tellers discuss their Idaho memories and maybe try your hand at storytelling during the open story slam. Visit for more info. 7 p.m. $5. Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-381-0483,

Festivals & Events HARVEST PA-BREW-ZA—This family friendly event features local food, live music, an inflatable bounce house and more. Proceeds from the event will benefit Sustainable Futures. See Food News, Page 32. Noon-5 p.m. North End Organic Nursery, 2350 Hill Road, Boise, 208-3894769,

Talks & Lectures HARVESTING CLEAN ENERGY CONFERENCE—See Sunday. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $110 individuals, $210 industry professionals. Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St., Boise, 208-336-8900,


EYESPY Real Dialogue from the naked city

TUESDAY OCT. 25 Talks & Lectures ARTIST DIALOG—Learn about Kirsten M. Furlong’s North to Alaska exhibit, which runs through Sunday, Dec. 18. 5:30 p.m. FREE. The Gallery at The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111, HARVESTING CLEAN ENERGY CONFERENCE—See Sunday. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $110 individuals, $210 industry professionals. Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St., Boise, 208-336-8900, MISSING: BOISE RIVER SALMON—Salmon and steelhead lived in the Boise River for thousands of years before being extirpated near the turn of the 20th century. 6 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2941,

WEDNESDAY OCT. 26 Festivals & Events 2012 CYCLING CLUB MEMBERSHIP DRIVE AND PARTY—St. Luke’s Sports Medicine and Lost River Cycling invite you to come learn what this bike racing team and club is all about. Free food and drinks provided. 6:30-9 p.m. FREE. Reed Cycles and Ski, 238 E. Main St., Eagle, 208-9387894, WWI TRAVELING EXHIBIT—The Honoring Our History traveling gallery will be at the Museum of Idaho for one day only. This exhibit gives unique insight into the battlefields of World War I, including a simulation. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE, donations welcome. Museum of Idaho, 200 N. Eastern Ave., Idaho Falls, 208-5221400, TURN OFF YOUR MIND HALLOWEEN PARTY VIDEO PREMIERE—Enjoy a special performance by Shades and the premiere. 7 p.m. FREE. Flying M Coffeegarage, 1314 Second St. S., Nampa, 208-467-5533,

A Free Service of the Market!

On Stage COMEDY ON THE ROCKS—Featuring three local comics along with MC Danny Amspacher. 9 p.m. $5. Fatty’s, 800 W. Idaho St., Ste. 200, Boise, 208-5142531, SHIPWRECKED!—See Wednesday, Oct. 19. 8 p.m. $13-$20. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-3319224,

Food & Drink BREATHE EASY BREAKFAST— Featuring Stacy Allison, the first American woman to summit Mt. Everest. Register at bebboise. org. 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. $25 per Guest or $400 for VIP Table of 8. Stueckle Sky Center, Boise. Overheard something Eye-spy worthy? E-mail


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NAMPA ART GUILD FALL JURIED SHOW OPENING RECEPTION—Features works in oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media. Show runs through Wednesday, Nov. 2. 6:30 p.m. Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa, 208-468-5555,

Talks & Lectures BOISE URBAN AGRICULTURE FORUM—Sponsored by the Idaho Chapter of the Sierra Club. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Wright Congregational Church, 4821 W. Franklin Road, Boise, 208-333-0312.

ONGOING HEMINGWAY SYMPOSIUM—This year’s symposium includes speakers and discussions, film screenings and a tour of local haunts with the theme Hemingway and Women. See Picks, Page 16. Various locations. Visit for more info and full schedule. Sun Valley. HAUNTED WOODS—Presented by the Eagle Volunteer Firefighters Association. Dusk to 11:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through Saturday, Oct. 29. $10 adults, $6 kids 5-12. Merrill Park, 637 E. Shore Drive (in the Eagle River Development), Eagle. HAUNTED WORLD—Scare yourself silly with a 30-acre haunted cornfield, a haunted hostel asylum and a giant corn maze. The fun starts at dusk. BW Card members get a 40 percent discount on tickets, which can be purchased at BWHQ, 523 Broad St. Mondays-Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays, 7 p.m.-midnight. Continues through Monday, Oct. 31. $18, $10.80 with BW card, FREE children 5 and younger. Sugar Factory Road and US 20-26, Nampa, THE MAIZE—Farmbased activities for young and old alike on the farm. See Picks, Page 16. Fridays, 4-11 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. and MondaysThursdays, 4-9 p.m. Continues through Monday, Oct. 31. FREE to visit the farm, $7.95-$15.95 for Maize admission, 208-9225678, The Farmstead, 8685 S. Meridian Road, Meridian. SCARECROW STROLL—Take a tour of the garden to check out the scarecrows created by local businesses, organizations, clubs and individuals using a PVC frame and their own creativity. Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and MondaysFridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Monday, Oct. 31. FREE members, $5 nonmembers. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649,

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Daisy’s Madhouse puts on one killer show.

EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL The Evil Dead, a schlocky horror movie shot with a budget that wouldn’t cover the catering costs of most sets, was not a good film in the traditional sense. But audiences cackled with glee at its buckets of blood, groan-worthy catchphrases and slapstick axe murders. The musical stage adaptation, which Daisy’s Madhouse is staging at the Idaho Outdoor Association Grange Hall through Saturday, Oct. 29, is true to that spirit in ways it may not have even intended. Even the location—an old building a stone’s throw from the airport—feels appropriate, like you’re traveling to an abandoned cabin in the woods to see a play set in one. The top-notch script by writer George Reinblatt combines elements of the original film and its two sequels (Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness) into a razor-sharp comedy full of singing zombies and demons who heckle the hero, Ash, with bad puns as he chops them to pieces with a chainsaw. With a script that good, it barely matters who’s delivering the lines. But that’s not to say the casting was limp. While there were no future Tony winners, they held their own. The bravado of Sean Small in the lead role of Ash was magnetic, especially when he cocked one eyebrow high, Spock-like, to deliver extracorny lines. Another standout was Carly Oppie in the role of Annie, the second-act zombie fodder. She brought a cartoonish vibrancy to the role, especially during her signature song, “All the Men in My Life,” a Beauty School Dropout-esque number about having your prom date killed by Candarian demons. When it came to the music, the performances weren’t as consistent. Musical keys were a moving target, and some in smaller roles didn’t excel at acting as they sang and danced. But perhaps the best parts of the show were the attempts at special effects. Audience members were issued trash-bag ponchos as they entered to protect against the sprays of fake blood. Watching cast members pull water balloons full of fake blood from their pockets to squeeze until they burst was hilarious. It got on the ceiling more than the audience, but dang if it wasn’t an earnest attempt. And that is the beauty of a play like Evil Dead: The Musical. It doesn’t need to be “good,” because its entertainment value is almost enhanced by disaster. You won’t leave Evil Dead: The Musical moved or inspired, but you will leave with a huge smile on your face. —Josh Gross WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


BETWEEN THE LINES Rock to Read helps stock school library shelves JOSH GROSS Catherine Merrick was frustrated when the Idaho Legislature cut school funding in 2009 and even more so when Boise School District zeroed library budgets in 2010. No money for libraries meant no new children’s books would make their way onto library shelves. “I loved it when our school library got new books in,” said Merrick. “I remembered wanting to be the first to read them and even Catherine Merrick is sick of school library budgets being slashed. wrote book reviews for our school newsletter. So, of course, hearing about the funding being drastically cut two years ago really funding,” said LeFavour. and Thomas Paul will both perform songs resonated with me. That’s when I started Laura Delaney, owner of Rediscovered they wrote especially for this event that are thinking about how to help.” Bookshop and an organizer of Rock to Read, based on children’s books. Merrick said she thought a lot about is more hopeful. South Junior High librarian Mary Karol fundraisers, how they’re run and who they’re “I have to have this belief, that our LegTaylor was so impressed with last year’s aimed at. islature is there to represent the needs and event that she volunteered to help this year. “I didn’t want a black-tie-gala-fordesires of the people who reside in our state,” “The artists introduced themselves and mal-$100-dinner-champagne thing,” she said. she said. “This kind of event, I see as bringspoke about why they were participating Instead, Merrick, who plays in local rock ing more attention to the needs of what our and about how their school library was an band AKA Belle and slings vinyl at The students want and providing a way for the important place for them as children and how Record Exchange, wanted to target younger Legislature to see what it is our community parents, especially those with an ear for music. the written word played a big role for them in desires for our children’s learning.” their development,” said Taylor. “It was really Merrick’s solution was Rock to Read, a Though Delaney will get a few bucks from benefit concert hosted by local musicians, the cool and validating to hear that as a librarian.” sales as the bookseller for Rock to Read, While supportive of the event, Boise first incarnation of which was held last year. she’s not participating for the profit. This Democrat Nicole LeFavour has a slightly The event’s goal was to raise enough money event is a natural extension of Rediscovered’s darker outlook. to buy every school library in the Treasure mission to aid libraries. Her shop even has “I wish an event like this were not necesValley a set of children’s books that had a large bookshelf in the back room that any sary,” said LeFavour. “This is an attempt to received children’s literature awards from make up for the horrible harm the Legislature school library can take from for free. Some the American Library Association that year, are books the shop won’t be carrying any has done to Idaho schools and libraries and something that would cost approximately more, others are donated by customers, and $50-75 per school. With a who’s who of local kids. We shouldn’t be having to do events to others come from overstocked libraries. Both make sure kids have enough books to read. musicians crooning and a special perforRediscovered and Rock to Read have similar It’s pretty embarrassing as a state.” mance from Exene Cervenka of legendary goals: to help interest kids in reading. Like last year, LeFavour will be performLos Angeles punk pioneers X, Rock to Read “The most common request I have right ing an original piece of slam poetry at Rock was more than a success—it was a smash. now is, ‘I need books for teen boys that to Read called “Fruit “We hand-delivered aren’t about sports,’” Delaney said. of the Words,” which the books to the Even something like Harry Potter, she she pointed out, she schools,” said MerFriday, Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m., $5 children under explained, is very obviously set in a specific wrote ahead of time rick. “The gratitude 12, $8 adv., $10 show, $20 family. time and place and may not be relevant to for a change. that we met was kind kids in 40 years. “Usually I scribble LINEN BUILDING of overwhelming.” 1402 W. Grove St. “If you’re trying to get a child turned on it on the way there,” So she’s doing it 208-385-0111 to reading, it has to start from their own exLeFavour said. again. But Merrick periences,” Delaney said. “If you don’t have Before becomand her co-organizers a context for a historical setting and you’re ing the first openly are switching a few not interested in reading, it’s one more bargay member of the things up for the Idaho Legislature, LeFavour was also part of rier to discovering that love of reading.” second incarnation. This year, libraries will Delaney said that if you keep the selection receive gift cards so they can select the books Idaho’s first delegation to the national poetry current and make sure kids have access to the slam competition. they need. “We did terribly,” she laughed. “But I had books their friends are excited about, then they This year the lineup will be all local—with will spend more time browsing the shelves and, a lot of fun.” performances from Jumping Sharks, Storie ultimately, reading. And the school library is LeFavour said that by cutting more than Grubb and the Holy Wars, The Dirty Moogs the best place for that to happen. $300 million in taxes over the last 10 years, (who have written a song based on a Dr. “We want parents to come to the event,” Idaho has put parents in the position of havSeuss book), Standing Stupid (which took its said Merrick. “We want them to bring their ing to hold fundraisers like Rock to Read. name from Shel Silverstein’s A Light in the children. We want them to understand that “While this event is amazing it would Attic) and Boise Rock School. Songwriters making an impact is feasible.” Joey Corsentino—formerly of Sleepy Seeds— never be able to make up for the loss in state WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

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STAY TUNED, OCT. 21, TOM GRAINEY’S The touring scene is awash with tribute bands right now. It seems to be the one thing that guarantees an audience. Stay Tuned, a tribute band from Seattle, Wash., takes a slightly different tack by focusing on songs you probably think you hate: TV theme songs. But the group doesn’t just play 30-second blurbs of songs that you can’t seem to purge from your brain. The TV themes are jumping-off points for fully developed pop songs. Theme songs for shows like WKRP in Cincinnati and Laverne and Shirley become pop opuses. And then there is Gilligan’s Island, which turns the legend of the three-hour tour into a seven-minute epic that builds to a climactic finale pinched from “Come Sail Away” by Styx. The band will be making a special appearance at Tom Grainey’s on Friday, Oct. 21. You may as well go. You already know all the words. —Josh Gross 9:30 p.m., $3. Tom Grainey’s, 109 S. Sixth St., 208-345-2505,

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GIANT PANDA GUERILLA DUB SQUAD— With Chris Boomer. 8:30 p.m. $12. Reef GIZZARD STONE—9:30 p.m. FREE. Tom Grainey’s GOLD RUSH—With Hillfolk Noir. 8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

SMOOTH MONEY GESTURE—9 p.m. $3. Liquid TRAVIS MCDANIEL—6 p.m. FREE. Lulu’s THE VANPAEPEGHEM TRIO— 5:30 p.m. FREE. FlatbreadMeridian WILSON ROBERTS—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown

FRIDAY OCT. 21 AARON STRUMPEL— With Aaron Mark Brown. 8 p.m. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage AUDIO MOONSHINE—9 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle BILL COFFEY—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s



DREW GROW AND THE PASTOR’S WIVES—With Kris Doty. 8 p.m. $5. Flying M Coffeegarage

GAYLE CHAPMAN—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid

FRIM FRAM 4—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

CODI JORDAN BAND—10 p.m. $5. Reef

STAY TUNED—9:30 p.m. $3. See Listen Here, this Page. Grainey’s

SATURDAY OCT. 22 6 DOWN—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid A TASTY JAMM—7:30 p.m. FREE. Curb BLUES AT BREAKFAST—Featuring Rex Miller, Sandra Cavanaugh, Richard Soliz, The B3 Trio. 10 a.m. FREE. Blue Door

KEN HARRIS—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

ERIC GRAE—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

LEE MITCHELL—8:30 p.m. FREE. Ha’ Penny

JIMMY BIVENS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s LETA NEUSTAEDTER—6 p.m. FREE. Salt Tears

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

JIM FISHWILD—6 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow


JIM LEWIS—6 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Boise

REILLY COYOTE—7 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s

LARRY CONKLIN—11:30 a.m. FREE. Shangri-La

ROBERT JAMES—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid

POTLUCK— With Mistah Fab, Sunspot Jonz of The Living Legends and Glasses Malone. 7:30 p.m. $10 adv., $15 door. Mardi Gras

RICO WEISMAN AND KEN HARRIS—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown

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

REX AND BEVERLY—8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper


ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m. $5 after 10 p.m., FREE for ladies. Humpin’ Hannah’s

WAYNE COYLE—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge

SIX CENTS—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye

JOHN CAZAN—5 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel

IMPENDING DOOM—With Revocation. 6:30 p.m. $10. The Venue

ROCKY VOTOLATO— With Matt Pond PA. 8 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux

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


QUEER NOTION: EQUALITY FOR ALL— Featuring Hot Dog Sandwich, Central City Music Co. and The Retrobates. 6 p.m. $5. VAC MATT NATHANSON—8 p.m. $18-$35. Knitting Factory MIGUEL GONZALES—Noon. FREE. Casa del Sol REBECCA SCOTT—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub


GUIDE/LISTEN HERE GUIDE REX AND BEVERLY—8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m. $5 after 10 p.m., FREE for ladies. Humpin’ Hannah’s RYAN WISSINGER—9 p.m. FREE. Solid THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. $5. Buffalo Club STARDUST LOUNGE—11 p.m. $3. Neurolux


RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS— With Egypt Central, Burn Halo and Catch Me Killer. 6:30 p.m. $15. The Venue

BLUES JAM WITH RICHARD SOLIZ—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge

RUSS PFEIFER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid

BROCK BARTEL—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid DANNY BEAL—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill LARRY BUTTEL—7 p.m. FREE. Ha’ Penny


THE SHAUN BRAZELL TRIO— Featuring Camden Hughes and Sam Strother. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

6 DOWN—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid

ZEDS DEAD—With Dayne 5150 and Evol G. 8:30 p.m. $15-$35. Knitting Factory

A DOUG BROWN COLLECTIVE—1 p.m. FREE. Solid BEN BURDICK, BILL LILES— Noon. FREE. Grape Escape ELIZA RICKMAN—9 p.m. $5. Red Room GREG PERKINS AND RICK CONNOLLY: THE SIDEMEN— 6 p.m. FREE. Chandlers HAMBONES ON THE BEACH— 4 p.m. FREE. Sun Ray Cafe LARRY CONKLIN—11 a.m. FREE. Moon’s RADIO MOSCOW—With The Flying Eyes. 10 p.m. FREE. Tom Grainey’s SUNDERGROUND—9 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s Basement


SNAKE RATTLE RATTLE SNAKE—8 p.m. FREE. See Listen Here, this Page. VAC TERRI EBERLEIN—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill TRIO43—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers


TUESDAY OCT. 25 B3 SIDE—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye DAN COSTELLO—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers FIVE-FINGER DEATH PUNCH—7:30 p.m. $34.75. Taco Bell Arena

BEN BURDICK—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown BILLY ZERA—7 p.m. FREE. Sully’s BLUE SCHOLARS— Featuring Bambu/Grynch. 9:30 p.m. $7 adv., $10 door. Reef THE BOURBON DOGS—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian

CLUB ZUMBA—9:30 p.m. $5 before 9 p.m. Humpin’ Hannah’s DAN COSTELLO—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers DAVID MARR—6 p.m. FREE. Cole Marr GIZZARD STONE—9:30 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s HILLFOLK NOIR—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s JACK’S MANNEQUIN—With The Academy Is and Lady Danville. 7:15 p.m. $23.50-$50. Knitting Factory JIM FISHWILD—6 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow KOFFIN KATS—With Poke. 8 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux LARRY CONKLIN—11:30 a.m. FREE. Shangri-La STEVE EATON AND PHIL GAROZNIK—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers SWINGIN’ WITH ELLIE SHAW— 5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown TERRY JONES—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill TRAVIS MCDANIEL—6 p.m. FREE. Lulu’s More live music listings at

JEFF MOLL AND GUESTS—8:30 p.m. FREE. Ha’ Penny LARRY CONKLIN—11 a.m. FREE. Moon’s

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SNAKE RATTLE RATTLE SNAKE, OCT. 25, VAC Denver, Colo., indie-rockers Snake Rattle Rattle Snake were crowned Best New Band in 2010 by Westword, Denver’s alt-weekly. But had the group been around in the mid-’80s, it could just as easily as have won similar accolades. The band’s brooding take on pop is the spitting sonic image of post-punkers Siouxsie and the Banshees. Dissonant synths and guitars twinkle and hum beneath seductive vocal melodies that move in the manner of the band’s namesake. Tied together with solid, simple rhythms and awash in reverb, the band hits like the back end of a psychedelic trip. It’s a sound with definite hints of retro that feels every bit as futuristic now as it did then. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake is currently supporting its first full-length, Sineater, and will be hitting Boise to play Uber Tuesday at Visual Arts Collective the very same day the album is released nationally. —Josh Gross 8 p.m., FREE. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297,

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OFF THE WALL Murals help to chronicle and build on Boise’s changing history Get Lisk-ed away at the art gallery’s new space.

THE BODO TANGO From relocations and anniversaries to calls to artists, October may be the dusk of the year, but it’s a dawn of opportunities to create and enjoy art. At the top of the list are the new digs for local husband-and-wife artistic team Jerri and Mark Lisk, who recently relocated to BODO and celebrated their inaugural First Thursday there this month. Their work, including Jerri’s vibrant acrylic paintings and Mark’s breathtaking landscape photography, is always on display at the Lisk Gallery, now located at 405 S. Eighth St. Through October and November, Lisk Gallery is also showing the 50 Series exhibit, which features 50 of Jerri’s 4-inch-by-5-inch paintings, all of which are based on travel sketches from around the American West. Just down the BODO corridor, the R. Grey Gallery is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a new show, in which artists use 25 elements for each piece. R. Grey Gallery was founded to display custom jewelry made by founder Robert Grey Kaylor, but his artistic accessories aren’t the only draw. The gallery also features work from approximately 150 artists, with media ranging from glass to furniture to woodwork. Check out the anniversary party Friday, Oct. 21, from 5-9 p.m. at 415 S. Eighth St. Refreshments will be available along with tunes from Frim Fram 4. Finally, following the autumn-as-harvesttime theme, Boise State’s Visual Arts Center has issued a call to Idaho artists for a May 2012 food-themed exhibit called Sustenance. Working with the Treasure Valley Food Coalition, the Visual Arts Center will celebrate all things edible as a part of the Year of Idaho Food. Artists interested in contributing to the Sustenance exhibit are asked to submit up to four digital images of existing artwork or proposals for new artwork. All pieces entered in the exhibit must somehow relate to food—be it food availability, hunger, food safety or agriculture. Submissions are due by Thursday, Dec. 1. More information and application forms are available at the Visual Arts Center’s website at artdept.boisestate. edu/vac. —Talyn Brumley

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SHELBY SOULE The Spud King, as he is popularly known, peeks out at Ninth Street to greet passersby and lure them into the historic alley between Bannock and Idaho streets. Atop what appears to be layers of old advertisements and graffiti, the jolly ceramic face looks almost accidental and forgotten—a crowned king of another era. But a closer look reveals an intricacy of disjointed parts that is unmistakably purposeful. That was the intention of artist Kerry Dee Burrow’s mural at the Museum of Mining and Geology documents Idaho’s geological history. Moosman when he made Alley History, a vintage-esque collage composed of graffiti, changed over time.” Folwell was commissioned by the Dememorabilia, Chinese ideograms and ceramic The significance of the courthouse murals materials against a backdrop of painted adver- partment of Arts and History to do a mural around the infamous hole, which is now slated evolved beyond artful depictions of place tisements. It looks as if it has been there forever, which is the goal of much public artwork. to become the Idaho home of Zion’s Bank. The to include the controversy itself. Something documenting Idaho history grew to become an “The work becomes about that place, or the Main Street Community Mural was started as integral part of that very history. In addition to an artful way to cover up the much-maligned place becomes about that work. It becomes a adding to the city’s aesthetic value, public mulandmark that helps to create a unique sense of downtown eyesore. In the process, the Main Street Mural has become as much a part of the rals have become vital parts of Boise’s identity. place,” said Karen Bubb, public arts manager Veteran Boise muralist Fred Choate is no downtown skyline as its predecessor, the Eastat Boise’s Department of Arts and History. stranger to the construction and subsequent The history of Boise is mimicked in the ma- man Building, once was. deconstruction of his own work. Choate has The mural, which went up in 2003, has terial layers of Alley History—there are nods painted the Record Exchange’s Hitchcock displayed more than 15 pieces on topics rangto Boise’s long-gone Chinatown and wealthy Building a total of four times. Choate undering from bio-diesel research and native plants potato barons. Interestingly the piece has stands the transformative power of murals, to wildlife and hunger. subsequently established its own reputation as even if they don’t last. “We try to look at who’s using that spot, a landmark in Boise’s downtown, bringing the “The RX building was just an ugly, old, how does the public engage with that spot, is history of the alley full circle. tired stucco building,” said Choate. “But with there a particular history for that location,” But public murals aren’t always abstract a mural on it, it really attracts people.” creations. Often they depict the region’s history said Bubb. “We want people to be engaged by If you frequent the downtown area, what they’re seeing and to be curious.” much more literally. A mural recently comyou’ve likely seen Choate’s work. His pieces In some cases, that engagement takes the pleted at the Idaho Museum of Mining and have adorned a number of Boise businesses, form of public disapproval—whether it be an Geology creates a geologically accurate repreincluding: Ceramica, Gino’s, Moxie Java issue of public spending or a condemnation of sentation of Grimes Creek for the museum’s the work itself. Take the 1940s Works Progress and Cafe Ole. For someone whose work is mining camp exhibit. so public, however, he’s never been commisAdministration murals hanging in the old Ada “We went through the trouble of having a sioned by the city. County courthouse building, which have been geologist photograph Grimes Creek and the “I don’t think I’ve done any work with surrounding hills,” said Coyote Short, a geolo- controversial since their installation more than public money. It’s all been through private half a century ago. A particular panel includes gist for the museum. individuals and private companies,” Choate two white settlers Multiple consulsaid. “It used to be, I would see an interesting purportedly lynching tants, including Short, wall and then I would find out who owned the a Native American, were on hand during To locate other public murals around Boise, wall ... and make a proposal.” which was disguised the project to assist visit and click on “Tours and Maps” under “Public Art.” And that is exactly what dozens of local artbehind a flag for years. artist Dee Burrow. Barbara Perry Bauer ists recently did during the Freak Alley Gallery The final product, not mural project. With permission from the city and Elizabeth Jacox, surprisingly, looks a lot Idaho historians and owners of TAG Historical and business owners, artists brandished spraylike the original. Research and Consulting, noted that public art paint cans and paint brushes to cover the alley “It was a work of love and geology. is always controversial because everyone has to walls from Eighth to Ninth streets between Without those combined, it would never have Bannock and Idaho streets, colloquially known look at it and, oftentimes, fund it. worked as well as it did,” said Short. Though many advocated removing the mu- as Freak Alley. From Kelly Knopp’s falling Artist Byron Folwell took the geological theme a step further. His 150-foot-long mural, ral, the decision was made to preserve it, citing businessman to Julia Green’s lederhosen-clad kid riding a sausage, these public murals help its historical and cultural value. Strata, recently went up on the walls surto chronicle Boise’s ever-evolving arts culture. “It’s a piece of work from a time in rounding the Boise Hole. The mural depicts Over time, like the Spud King, they will national and local history,” said Jacox. “It sub-surface geologic layers intermingled with likely become established landmarks in their human biology—trees are rooted in the ground stirs your interest to think about the WPA own right. and how the perspective of our culture has to look like hair follicles. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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LISTINGS/SCREEN Special Screenings


BREAKING TRAIL—This film highlights riders of all disciplines choosing their own backcountry adventures. Arrive early for cold beers and an awesome raffle benefiting Winter Wildlands Alliance. Saturday, Oct. 22, 8 p.m. $10, Idaho Mountain Touring, 1310 W. Main St., Boise, 208-336-3854, REEL ROCK FILM TOUR—A mind-blowing, palmsweating pump fest of climbing flicks. Sponsored by Boise State Campus Recreation. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit rec. See story, this page. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m. $8 door, $6 advance. Boise State Student Union (Simplot Grand Ballroom), 1910 University Drive, Boise. SPROUT FILM FESTIVAL—Watch some amazing films and raise awareness about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. There will be two showings, each with different films. To purchase tickets, go to or call The Arc at 208-422-1759. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $8-$10. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454,

Opening THE BLACK POWER MIX TAPE—This documentary by Goran Hugo Olsson explores the black power movement of the ’60s and ’70s. (NR) Flicks JOHNNY ENGLISH REBORN—This comedy/ thriller stars Rowan Atkinson, returning as an improbable (and slightly clueless) secret agent. (PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3—The third installment of this spooky series is set in the ’80s and follows a new family. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22. THE THREE MUSKETEERS—This reboot of the classic Alexandre Dumas tale stars Orlando Bloom, Logan Lerman and Milla Jovovich. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 THE WAY—Martin Sheen stars in Emilio Estevez’s film about a man who embarks on a journey that follows the Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of Saint James. Deborah Kara Unger and Estevez co-star. (PG-13) Flicks

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TO BE OR NOT TO BE (TRUE) Anonymous says Shakespeare was a fraud GEORGE PRENTICE The theme of Anonymous, the big-budget potboiler slated to open on the nation’s screens Friday, Oct. 28, is a stunner to anyone unfamiliar with the controversy swirling over the legitimacy of Shakespeare’s canon. But the real stunner is how good the film is. Not content with a tongue-in-cheek conceit like Shakespeare In Love, the Oscar winVanessa Redgrave gives a stunning performance as Queen Elizabeth in Anonymous. ner that poked delicate fun at Shakespeare’s attempt to craft Romeo and Juliet, Anonywhile he anxiously awaits the film’s debut, Anonymous is one of the year’s best. mous not only tackles the question, “Was healthy skepticism of the movie’s plot should The film is certain to rile purists with its Shakespeare a fraud?” but bulldozes anyone be the order of the day. theory that Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of or anything that disputes the theory that the “What’s problematic with the entire quesOxford, was not only an incestuous lover of Bard was an unsavory fellow. In fact, the film tion of authorship is that there has been this portrays Shakespeare as not only a fraud but a Queen Elizabeth but also the true and only build-up over time of Shakespeare as this really author of the works of Shakespeare. blackmailing, thieving murderer. unique, individual genius,” said Hansen. “I can’t lie and say If the movie wasn’t “The reality of playwriting in the 16th that I’m convinced so wonderfully enterand 17th centuries is that it looked a lot more that it was actually Oxtaining, the plot would ANONYMOUS (PG-13) ford,” Rhys Ifans, who like modern movie scripts are produced,” he fall flat as an Oliver Directed by Roland Emmerich plays the earl, told BW continued. “Hollywood films almost never Stone flop, who was Starring Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave and at the film’s premiere at come from a single writer who does the whole infamous for taking David Thewlis thing start to finish, it’s more often a team or the Toronto Internaliberties with JFK and Opens Friday, Oct. 28 collaboration. tional Film Festival. Nixon. But with gor“The same was true for the vast majority “But I’m adamant that geous stagecraft—the of plays in the early modern period. We it was not a guy called production boasts know for a fact that Ben Johnson colmore than 70 beautiful hand-built sets recreat- William Shakespeare from Stratford.” laborated on a number of these plays. Matthew Hansen, a published Shakespeare ing Elizabethan London—a very smart, dense 29 Macbeth is now widely held to be at scholar and Boise State professor, said that script and some Oscar-worthy performances,

SCREEN/THE BIG SCREEN REEL ROCK: NATIONWIDE FILM TOUR HITS BOISE STATE OCT. 26 Cooler autumn weather doesn’t mean outdoor activities have to cease until the ski slopes open. Local outdoor enthusiasts can tide themselves over with a dose of cinematic excitement at the Reel Rock Film Tour, returning to Boise State Wednesday, Oct. 26. Now in its sixth year, the traveling one-day film festival ( features six films about the extreme highs and lows of climbing. Each year Reel Rock invites adventurebased submissions from the nation’s top filmmakers. This year’s edition includes ice climbing, bouldering, free climbing and slacklining—a sport that is similar to tightrope walking, using stretchy nylon webbing that is not pulled taut, allowing practitioners to

The Reel Rock Film Tour is Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Building’s Simplot Ballroom at Boise State. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 in advance at the Outdoor Program Office ( in the Student Recreation Center through Tuesday, Oct. 25, or $8 at the door.

bounce and per form aerial tricks. According to Heather Carlson, promotions coordinator at Boise State’s Recreation Outdoor Program, which is a sponsor of the festival, all ticket proceeds go directly to the Rec Center. Carlson said Boise State hopes to use the event to promote the center’s programs. “Not only do we have the climbing gym, but we also have outside trips,” said Carlson. “Our hope is by people coming to the Reel Rock Tour, they can learn about the trips they can go on.” She added that the Rec Center does about 20 to 30 outdoor trips each semester, including rafting, hiking, backpacking and climbing expeditions for Boise State students and their family members. —Talyn Brumley WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


least partly written in collaboration with Thomas Middleton.â€? Hansen was quick to point out that anytime a highly acclaimed ďŹ lm moves the conversation regarding Shakespeare back into popular culture, it’s a good thing. “But I think as soon as we start seriously turning to big-budget Hollywood ďŹ lms for where we learn our history, we’re in trouble,â€? he added. “The two Elizabeth movies, starring Cate Blanchett, were wonderful ďŹ lms—great costume detail and architecture. Amazingly well done but not good history.â€? The performances in Anonymous are superb, led by Ifans, whom fans may recognize primarily for comic roles in Notting Hill and The Replacements. But here, he is catapulted into leading man territory as Oxford, the centerpiece of the ďŹ lm’s storm. Of particular note are the tag-team performances of Vanessa Redgrave and her daughter Joely Richardson, who portray Elizabeth in her older and younger years. They are as skilled as they are beautiful, and Redgrave is sure to nab another Academy Award nomination for supporting actress. Anonymous is nothing if not self-important. The ďŹ lm explodes off the screen in its ďŹ rst few seconds with a cornered Ben Jonson arrested by guards as the Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Director Roland Emmerich (2012, The Day After Tomorrow) appears to be overly anxious to impress with gravitas. This didn’t surprise Hansen. “They tend to take themselves very seriously and tend to present their evidence in a very serious way,â€? said Hansen. “But more often than not, they completely misrepresent the evidence. They make claims of fact that are deliberately misleading or erroneous.â€? Fact or ďŹ ction, Anonymous is a great ďŹ lm. Its argument should be challenged, but its entertainment value is undeniable. 28

A Shining example of one of the best horror movies of all time.

BE AFRAID, BE VERY AFRAID A ranking of the top-10 best scary movies is almost as controversial as universal health care. Most of these movies debuted before 2000 and are the best representations of a genre that deďŹ es boundaries. The best scary movies are often made on shoestring budgets and utilize actors who don’t always have the most experience. In the digital age, black-andwhite movies—with their lurking shadows and dramatic camera angles—continue to evoke dreadful sensations. While these are not all typical horror ďŹ lms, each movie raises heart rates and initiates a rash of goosebump outbreaks. 10. EVIL DEAD II: More remake than sequel, this sentimental favorite takes a tongue-in-cheek approach and paved the way for movies that sought to elicit as many laughs as screams. 9. JAWS: The animatronic shark in Jaws is a herkyjerky antique compared to today’s uid, digitized monsters, but 30 years ago, it was terrifyingly lifelike, making viewers avoid the beach and the ocean. 8. ROSEMARY’S BABY: Evil neighbors, selďŹ sh desires and a pre-scandal Roman Polanski direction combine to make this a scary classic. 7. ALIEN: Visionary artist H.R. Giger lent his terrifying creation of a highly evolved killing machine to this futuristic thriller. This ďŹ lm has it all—a strong female lead, the isolation of space and a salivadripping monster. 6. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: Highly controversial upon its release because of its graphic content, this movie takes place almost entirely in a farmhouse, pitting its characters against zombies, as well as each other. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

5. PSYCHO: Norman Bates and his maternal issues continue to raise neck hair in Hitchcock’s penultimate effort, while single women still think twice about taking late-night showers. 4. TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: Gallons of blood, inbred cannibals and a devastating yard tool: yep, an all-time classic. 3. SAW: More cerebral than visceral, Saw proved that scary ďŹ lms do not have to have enormous budgets and predictable outcomes in order to be successful. 2. THE EXORCIST: Outstanding direction combined with a growing belief in demonic possession has solidiďŹ ed this movie’s place among the scariest movies of all time. 1. THE SHINING: Nothing is more terrifying than a psychic boy eeing from his deranged father, all set in a secluded, haunted hotel. Add in terrifying twins and an elevator blood tsunami and The Shining takes the creepy cake. —Garrett Horstmeyer




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WINTERLUST The inside track on the season’s first tracks ANDREW MENTZER With fall now well under way, it’s time to scratch that snow itch and have a look at what the ski/snowboard season might offer Idahoans this year. According to the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center, the United States is in for another La Nina snow year, albeit one milder than we saw in 2010. What does that mean? Basically, we’ll see slightly above-average precipitation and cooler temps throughout the state this winter. The one-two punch will be much weaker than last year’s foreboding freeze, with many models predicting a mostly normal snow year in Idaho. The Pacific Northwest, Montana and Utah should see the brunt of La Nina, but Idaho still stands to enjoy good to excellent snow conditions in the mountains. According to the NWS: “Across the contiguous United States, temperature and precipitation impacts associated with La Nina are expected to remain relatively weak during the remainder of the Northern Hemisphere early fall, and to strengthen during the late fall and winter.” As one of those people who is already lusting after the sweet spots that make skiing Idaho’s mountains a cut above, I’m encouraged by this year’s snow projections. Below are my favorite insider suggestions for how and where to get the most out of your skiing experience this winter. Whether you are looking for a secluded backcountry experience, the best hot toddy in the Northwest, or a steep and tumbly moguls run, you can find virtually anything you want in Idaho. Obviously, I cannot reveal any of my secret stashes, but the following is a good collection of what makes Idaho one of the best places to recreate anywhere on Earth.

HIDDEN VALLEY AT BRUNDAGE Nestled on the northern fringe of Brundage Mountain, Hidden Valley has become a go-to for those looking to huck their meat. The tree skiing on this part of the resort is excellent, and numerous cliff drops make it a favorite for those with good knees and backs. Make sure you have a decent insurance policy before venturing this way.


In the Oct. 5 issue, BW reported that the number of wolf hunters is down from the last time the state held a hunt. Turns out the number of hunters going after sage grouse is down as well. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game reported that there was a significant decrease in both the number of sage grouse hunters and the number of birds taken compared to a year ago. As of Oct. 3, 615 hunters had checked 277 birds before the Oct. 7 season closure. In 2010, 873 hunters took 448 birds. Fish and Game also pointed out that’s a 52 percent decrease from the five-year average of 1,282 hunters. Officials attribute part of the decline to the fact that the one-week season opened the same day as several other bird seasons, as well as the fact that many more people are aware that sage grouse are a candidate species for the Endangered Species List, although populations are stable in southwest Idaho. Speaking of the Endangered Species List, one of the West’s most controversial species might be removed from the list in Wyoming. While wolves are under state control in both Idaho and Montana (each of which conducts a regulated hunt), Wyoming has failed to come up with a management plan that U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials feel has enough protections for the species—until now. Fish and Wildlife announced Oct. 4 that it is proposing wolves be removed from federal protection in Wyoming now that the state has come up with a more acceptable plan. Wyoming’s new plan, which still has to be formally adopted, keeps wolves inside national parks and reserves (including Yellowstone National Park and the National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole) under federal protection, while the species will be treated as a trophy game animal, with limits on hunting. Wolf advocates have come out against the proposed delisting, saying the plan doesn’t offer enough protections and that the species could still be hunted openly across 90 percent of the state. Defenders of Wildlife also pointed out that protections shouldn’t be dropped when the plan still hasn’t been adopted by the state. Fish and Wildlife will take public comments on the proposed removal from the Endangered Species List through Jan. 13, 2012, at regulations. gov. A peer review panel will look at the proposal during that same time period, after which it will issue a formal recommendation.


Keep an eye out for BW’s Snow issue, which hits stands Wednesday, Oct. 26, and monitor Cobweb at for individual reports from many of these spots throughout the coming season.

snow-making equipment. There isn’t much to this little resort, but it is a great place to get your legs back while other resorts are waiting on mother nature.

PINE CREEK CHAIR AT BOGUS BASIN After a long day at the office, Bogus offers something you can’t get many other places: night skiing. While the Pine Creek chair usually closes down earlier in the evening, you can typically make it up the hill just in time to make a few runs before dark. There is a wonderful span of trees between Upper Nugget and Lightning that advanced skiers can have some fun with.

POMERELLE FIRST Historically Pomerelle is the first resort to open in southern Idaho without the aid of

arguably the best skiing experience anywhere. The lodge has excellent food, there are tons of condos for rent within a block, the Warm Springs lift is the best place to bomb out big sweeping runs (watch out for ski patrol), and you cannot beat the scene at Apples Bar and Grill on Picabo Street (the actual street) after a day of making turns. If you want to switch things up, the historic Roundhouse Lodge on the River Run side of Sun Valley is an excellent place to grab a beverage and take in some views between runs.

WARM SPRINGS AT SUN VALLEY For the amenity buffs, Warm Springs is

Depending on the snowpack and the wind load, the cornice at the summit of Tamarack has become the place where locals test their mettle—for all of a halfsecond. Just off the Summit lift, a natural cornice forms that ranges from a few feet to 20-plus feet. The terrain doesn’t lend itself to a speedy approach, but the landing is nice and steep in most places. Opposing the cornice is a rolling spine with a sweet powder field at the top. After a day at the top of Tamarack, you’ll be ready for beers at the Canoe Grill or dinner at Seven Devils.

TERRAIN PARK AT BOGUS BASIN Following Tamarack’s initial demise a few years ago, many folks were left wondering who would pick up the slack and build another legendary terrain park. While not nearly as epic as Tamarack’s pro-style world cup half pipe with a 22-foot coping, adjacent to Bogus Basin’s legendary man-made rails and booters, the park has been solid year after year. And that’s due, in part, to a large number of afterschool thrill junkies in the Boise area.

VALLEY AND BOISE COUNTIES BACKCOUNTRY With yurts aplenty in Boise County and tons of vertical to boot, Boiseans can get into some very fun and rewarding lines less than an hour from home. The Mores Creek area is noteworthy, as are many spots in the Stanley area. If you don’t have proper avalanche training, check out Payette Powder Guides in McCall. They can pop your backcountry cherry on a variety of terrain and skill levels. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

LISTINGS/REC Events & Workshops BOISE STATE FOOTBALL—Vs. Air Force. Visit for the Boise Weekly tailgating party line up. Saturday, Oct. 22, 1:30 p.m. $40-$75. Bronco Stadium, Boise, 208426-1000,

BLACK CLIFFS CLEAN AND CLIMB—Organized by the Boise Climbers Alliance, the climb is a great chance to give back to our local climbing area and to spend an afternoon climbing. Bring gloves, pants, water, lunch and your own climbing gear. Meet at Short Cliffs parking lot. For more information, visit boiseclimbers. org. Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m.2:30 p.m. FREE.

CITY OF TREES ORIENTEERING: VAMPIRE-O—Watch out for vampires and enjoy some evening recreational activity. Visit ctoc-2nd-annual-vampire-o for more info. Saturday, Oct. 22, 7-9 p.m. $5 individual, $7 group. Simplot Sports Complex, 5978 S. Quamash Way, Boise.



AMAZING GRACE—Proceeds from this fund-raising event, presented by Barbells for Boobs and 5B CrossFit, will go toward Mammograms in Action. Visit for more info. Saturday, Oct. 22, 1 p.m. $35. 336 Lewis St., Ketchum, FAAN WALK FOR FOOD ALLERGY—This 1.5 mile noncompetitive walk raises awareness of food allergy issues, as well as funds for the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with music, games and prizes. Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m. Veterans Memorial Park, 930 N. Veterans Memorial Parkway, Boise,

NEEDLE-LESS TO SAY, OCTOBER IS PERFECT FOR HIKING MCCALL One of the highlights of driving to McCall in October is the tamarack, or larch tree. It’s a conifer that grows abundantly in the mountains around Cascade and McCall, and its needle-like leaves turn bright yellow in the fall. Another reason for driving to McCall is to hike to Goose Creek Falls. This easy hike covers 550 feet of total elevation gain and is usually accessible through mid-November. Several trailheads lead to the falls but the Last Chance Campground Trailhead is an excellent choice in the fall because the campground is normally one of the first to open near McCall and one of the last to close. This five-mile out-and-back hike weaves under a canopy of Douglas fir, spruce and pine. Although the wildflowers are long gone, Mother Nature presents another splash of color with the understory of shrubs as serviceberry, huckleberry and thimbleberry turn orange and red. Along the hiking route, look for several huge granite boulders that provide viewing platforms. Goose Creek Falls is impressive, as Goose Creek plummets nearly 60 feet over gray granite into a large pool. To find the falls, hike 2.4 miles from the trailhead to a signed junction. Turn right and Scott Marchant is the go past a small waterfall as author of Hiker’s Guide the trail ascends 100 feet to a to Cascade and McCall. Visit granite outcrop that provides for more information. an overlook of the falls. If you want to extend the hike, you can go beyond the falls a short distance to another signed junction. Turn right to another junction near the bridge that crosses Goose Creek. Here you can either turn right and ascend 1.2 miles to the Brundage Mountain-Goose Lake Road or turn left and hike to the Brundage Reservoir, which is three miles away. To locate the trailhead, drive west from downtown McCall on Idaho Highway 55 for 7.8 miles and turn right onto FR 257, between mile markers 151 and 152. Follow the road 2.2 miles to a Y-intersection. Turn right into the Last Chance Campground and drive three-10ths of a mile to the signed trailhead, where there is parking for three to four vehicles. —Scott Marchant WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

FARM MAN CHALLENGE—Run or walk the hellish 6.66 miler or a 5K. There’s also the Farm Man Xross for you Crossfit and bootcamp types. Register for the 6.66 miler or the 5K and add the Xross race for only $10. There’s also a children’s Pumpkin Head Dash for kids under 12. Race is Saturday, Oct. 29, $40 before Oct. 26, $45 on race day. Linder Farms,7165 S. Linder Road, Meridian, More information and registration at RUSH CREEK STAMPEDE, HALF MARATHON, 5K AND 1-MILE FUN RUN/WALK—Register through race day for this half marathon, 5K or one-mile fun run to be held Saturday, Nov. 12, in Cambridge. Register at through Nov. 12. $15-$45. Cambridge Elementary School, 455 Hopper Ave., Cambridge. TOUR OF BOISE—The Tour of Boise is a 4K walk/run adventure race around downtown Boise. Racers will follow map clues and answer questions about Boise’s public art, cultural and historical landmarks. Find the gems that make Boise a treasure. Visit for a chance to win a free entry. Sunday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m. $25, or $60 for four. Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. URBAN ADVENTURE—Take an easy three-mile hike along the Boise River on the Bethine Church River Trail. Sunday, Nov. 6. Call 208-344-1459 or email to register through Saturday, Nov. 5. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. ZEITGEIST HALF MARATHON— Register online at through the day of the event for this half marathon that starts and finishes at the Optimist Football field located on Hill Road Parkway. Proceeds benefit the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation and the Idaho Donor Network. Visit zhalfmarathon. com for more info. Race is Saturday, Nov. 5. $45-$85.

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AGAINST THE GRAIN Palouse wheat farmers take back control from commodity brokers GUY HAND

Dustan Bristol makes the trek to Taiwan.

BOISE FRY CO. HEADS TO BOWN Boise Fry Company, the beloved house of fried spuds, began work on its second location at Bown Crossing on Oct. 17. The fry innovators are taking over the location that formerly housed Casa Mexico. “We’re excited and ready for the next challenge,” said General Manager Ryan Reinke. “It’ll be interesting to see how things change with a new neighborhood.” BFC’s new location will continue its green efforts, using refurbished wood chairs and tables. Ultimately, the company would like to achieve LEED certification. An opening date hasn’t been set, but BFC Bown hopes to be ready for business between Thanksgiving and Dec. 1, 2011. Not content with three piddly James Beard Award nominations, a successful restaurant and a rockin’ food truck, Brick 29 chef-owner Dustan Bristol has set his sights on Taipei, Taiwan. Bristol was recently selected by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture to participate in the 2011 Taste of America Menu Promotion in Taiwan. The event is sponsored by the Western United States Agricultural Trade Association, which promotes the export of agricultural products from 13 states in the region. Bristol will head up a two-hour training session with 30 to 40 chefs before hamming it up at a press conference. From Taipei to tamales, Boise Rescue Mission is seeking 80 volunteers for its annual Tamale Build from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22. Volunteers will meet at Skyview High School to fill 5,000 homemade tamales with “meat, masa and love.” The tamales will be served at the Rescue Mission’s Great Thanksgiving Banquet and Christmas Event in Nampa. To volunteer at the Rescue Mission, complete the holiday volunteer registration form at volunteer-holiday.asp. Speaking of feeding the needy, the City Club of Boise will host Idaho Feeds the World on Monday, Oct. 24. The forum moderator is Richard 36 Gardner and guest speakers include Rick Waitley of Food Producers of

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It’s harvest time on the Palouse, and North Idaho wheat farmer Wayne Jensen has invited me into the air-conditioned cab of his massive combine. A color-coded computer screen shows us exactly how many bushels of grain he’s harvesting moment-to-moment, while an automatic leveling system keeps the cab true to the horizon even as the rest of the machine tilts against slopes that can pitch up to 50 percent. It feels as if we’re riding in the coolWheat farmers in the Palouse have found a golden opportunity to sell grains locally. est off-road lawnmower money can buy. As we sail along, a tractor towing a 785-bushel bankout wagon races to our side. kinds of noodles and pastries popular in Asia, that wheat came from, who raised it and how it was raised. So it just becomes another but not for the kinds of high-gluten breads Jensen flips a switch and his load of nowkernel of wheat in the big sea of wheat.” preferred in the Western world. Therefore, winnowed wheat arcs across a blue autumn Fleming and Kupers realized they could very little of it stays in the United States. sky from combine to wagon in a perfectly “Most of it is exported to the Pacific Rim, further distinguish their product by not only composed postcard for industrial agriculture. branding it as “local” but also as “green.” as well as the Middle East,” Jacie said. “We’re combining soft white winter They require Shepherd’s Grain co-op farmers However, the formation of Shepherd’s wheat,” Jensen says as his console beeps to use no-till cultivation methods, which Grain gave Palouse farmers reason to exand flashes and he steers a laser-straight line plant a crop directly in the stubble of the preperiment with new and sometimes forgotten through golden stands of wheat that will vious season’s crop rather than till the field strains of high-gluten wheat that would not most likely end up in Japan. On average, 80 first. Far less erosion happens with no-till percent of the wheat harvested in the Palouse only grow in Idaho and Washington, but cultivation, and that’s an inarguable plus on also appeal to Northwest bakers. Jacie said region of North Idaho and eastern Washingthe steep-sloped Palouse, where some of the they’ve learned to grow those wheats here. ton is shipped overseas. worst soil losses in the world have occurred. Traditionally hard, high-gluten wheats But Wayne Jensen, a third generation Growing grain for local markets, Fleming Idaho farmer, is trying something new: grow- were grown only in places like Montana and said, also puts control of pricing in the hands the Midwest, then shipped to giant coming a portion of his crop for local Northwest modity mills, where they were blended into a of the farmers rather than distant commodity markets through a Washington-based co-op brokers or Wall Street speculators. consistent, uniform flour. In much the same called Shepherd’s Grain. “Karl and I both thought that we needed Wheat production has become as industri- way Scotches are blended to de-emphasize the regional and seasonal quirks a single malt to be that price-setter rather than a pricealized and globalized as modern agriculture taker and de-commodify our product,” gets. As a result, advocates of local food gen- might exhibit, conventionally blended wheat flours end up with an unwavering uniformity Fleming said. erally throw up their hands as soon as they So far, they’ve only partially de-commodthat American bakers have grown to expect. hit the baked goods aisle. So few small-scale ified their product. None of the 33 farmers But therein lies one of the allures of local wheat producers and mills are left in America who grow for Shepherd’s Grain grow wheat wheat: the potential for character, even terthat phrases like “local wheat” and “local roir. Instead of a blandly predictable Dewars, exclusively for the co-op. In fact, Fleming flour” dropped out of the lexicon nearly as said only 15 percent to 20 percent of any proponents say, you might find the flour long ago as “rotary phone.” farmer’s production goes to Shepherd’s Grain Earlier that day, at the Jensen’s farmhouse equivalent of a Laphroaig or a Lagavulin. today. He hopes, though, that local demand Or as Fred Fleming, a founder of Shepherd’s near Genesee, his wife, Jacie, was making a will eventually increase, further freeing his Grain, put it while harvestsnack for the harvesting crew. partners from the low prices and anonymity ing wheat west of Spokane, She said she was excited about Wash., “Sort of like the terroir of the international market. growing wheat for local marShepherd’s Grain isn’t alone in that hope: of France in their wines.” kets but added that there were For more information on Other artisan wheat producers are popping Finding regional variations Shepherd’s Grain, visit compelling reasons why wheat in something as “white bread” up across the country. A 2008 New York became an international comas flour delights proponents of Time’s article titled, “Flour That Has the modity in the first place. Flavor of Home,” noted a co-op of Native local food and gives farmers For example, the Palouse like Fleming the satisfaction of American and Latino farmers producing flour has a climate and rainfall growing something distinctive. That’s why he in New Mexico, front-lawn wheat farming pattern that is suited for growing wheat that in Massachusetts, and a group of farmers and partner Karl Kupers started Shepherd’s appeals to foreign markets. and bakers called Northeast Organic Wheat “Traditionally, the Palouse has grown soft Grain in 1995. in New York, who are growing varieties of “When it goes into the commodity white wheat,” she explained, while husband wheat in a region where they weren’t market,” Fleming said of the majority of Wayne was out harvesting that very wheat. believed to grow—much like ShepAmerican wheat grain, “it just gets blended “And soft white wheat is a low-gluten, lowinto one big shipload of wheat and there’s no herd’s Grain’s hard wheat in Idaho protein wheat.” 34 and Washington. personality to it, there’s no history of where Which means, it’s great for making the WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

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FOOD/YOIF CON’T Near Nampa, Beth Rasgorshek of Canyon Bounty Farm has been growing, milling and marketing organic, whole-wheat flour for five years. Rasgorshek is on the other end of the scale from Shepherd’s Grain, and plants only about two acres of wheat a year and mills it in her barn. Shepherd’s Grain, in contrast, mills its wheat in a Spokane facility owned by the international behemoth Archer Daniels Midland (the only mill left in the region). “I’m a very mini ADM,” Rasgorshek said with a grin as we toured her barn. But she didn’t dispute the advantages of Shepherd’s Grain’s larger scale. “For those of us who are just growing a few acres of wheat, we’re trying to figure out how to mill it and how to create a quality product that can get transported in an efficient way to that end user,” said Rasgorshek. “Shepherd’s Grain, they’re ... big enough that they can offer a lot of flour to the artisanal chain bakeries that have popped up in the Portland [Ore.] and Seattle [Wash.] areas and smaller bakeries, too.” Critics of large-scale agriculture will likely look at Shepherd’s Grain with a jaundiced eye. After all, its farmers are still steering massive machines across vast monocultures in what is certainly not a locavore’s dream. Yet large-scale farmers going local, like Wayne Jensen and Fred Fleming, are also establishing one-on-one relationships with customers. “The first person that bought from us was David Yudkin from Hot Lips Pizza [in Portland, Ore.],” Fleming said. Commodity wheat farmers don’t usually get to know customers, Fleming said. But now, “the farmer gets to meet the people that actually are eating his product. And that gives a level of pride that is just unmeasurable.” 32


FRESH-HOPPED BREWS If you like hop-driven beer (or even if you think you don’t), this is the time of year for celebration. For the most part, the hops used in brewing come dried or in pellets, but at harvest time, a number of breweries go straight to the field to score unprocessed, wet hops. The resulting brew has a unique bitterness that is bold but surprisingly balanced, and that balance can win over even the faint of heart. The only downside is limited availability: When they’re gone, they’re gone. DESCHUTES BREWERY’S HOP TRIP This Bend, Ore., brewery sources its hops from Salem, Ore., boasting they go from vine to vat in just four hours. The blast of herb- and pine-laced hop aromas is definitely fresh and lively in this bright amber pour. On the palate, you get creamy citrus that melds beautifully with the bold hop character, providing a pleasant bitterness from start to finish. Smooth malt adds color to this delicious quaff. Enjoy it while you can. HALE’S O’BRIEN’S HARVEST ALE Based in Seattle, Hale’s uses Yakima, Wash., hops to produce a brew that’s a hazy, nut brown in color, with aromas that are a bit more subdued than the Deschutes brew. On the nose, this beer has light pine and citrus notes, while on the palate, there’s an ample, resin-laced hop bitterness that’s backed by soft caramel malt. This one should please those who like a more aggressive hop profile. SIERRA NEVADA’S NORTHERN HEMISPHERE HARVEST Yakima, Wash., hops are picked, shipped and dumped into the brew kettle in Chico, Calif., in the space of a day. The result is a bright copper ale with a fluffy tan head, and heady hop aromas colored by citrus, pine and bread dough. On the hop bite scale, it’s closer to the Hale’s, with a persistent bitterness that is balanced by creamy fruit and subtle malt. This beer is only available in a 22-ounce bomber. —David Kirkpatrick

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FOOD/DISH Restaurants get one chance to hit BW with their best shot. LEILA R AM ELLA- R ADER

Idaho, Jeff Williams of Glanbia Foods 32 and Rick Phillips of Simplot. The agribusiness-heavy panel will explore Idaho’s agricultural industr y, which exports more than $1.5 billion of food and agricultural products worldwide, and discuss how Idaho influences the world’s food supply. The forum takes place from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Grove Hotel. An all-Idaho lunch costs $16 for members or $23 for nonmembers, and there is a $5 fee to listen without lunch. If you prefer to make your own lunch with local veggies from the Capital City Public Market, be sure to pick up a copy of Boise-native Lukas Volger’s new cookbook, Vegetarian Entrees that Won’t Leave You Hungry. Volger’s book features recipes like cassoulet with tomato-roasted carrots and chard, and mushroom macaroni with goat cheese, along with helpful tips on marinating tofu and instructions on properly poaching an egg. Volger will be signing copies of his book and offering free veggie samples at Rediscovered Bookshop at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22. For more info on Volger’s cookbook, visit lukasvolger. com or On the local beer front, the North End Organic Nursery is hosting the awkwardly named Harvest Pa-Brew-Za on Sunday, Oct. 23, from noon to 5 p.m. The fest will benefit Sustainable Futures, a local nonprofit that fashions cups from recycled wine and beer bottles and aims to help “the underser ved to build work maturity while making recycled glass products.” The event will feature suds from The Ram, Highlands Hollow, Tablerock and Sockeye, along with grub from local food trucks and live music by Bill Coffey and Dave Manion. For $15, you’ll receive a recycled beer glass from Sustainable Futures and 12 beer tokens to sample a bunch of Boise brews. There will also be pumpkinpainting and a bounce house for the tots.

This is your ’cue to motor down to Bob’s Texas BBQ on State Street.

BOB’S TEXAS BBQ Barbecue is best served roadside—a hot mess of meat marinated in exhaust and sizzling hot from the sun-baked asphalt below. It’s as much cult as it is culinary. With the rich aroma that wafts from its half-barrel barbecue, Bob’s Texas Barbecue, a wooden trailer covered with cattle brands that resides in a gravel parking lot on the side of State Street, seems like the real thing. The menu is suitably sparse. All Bob’s rocks is brisket, pulled pork and ribs, served on a sandwich or on a plate. No nambypamby free-range Cornish hens or pancetta allowed. The Texas Ranger plate ($10) comes with several thick slices of brisket, Texas toast and choices of sides. I went with beans and cheddar mashed potatoes. My order was ready and steaming on a Styrofoam plate within five minutes, and I took a seat at a picnic table draped with a checkered tablecloth beneath a metal carport to dig in. On its own, the brisket was finely prepared, tender enough to be easily cut with a plastic knife, and rubbed with spices for a rich smoky flavor. I asked co-owner BOB’S TEXAS BBQ Karen McPherson what gives it 9990 W. State St. the standout flavors, and like 208-921-9646 any real barbecue proprietress, she laughed at me. “It’s top secret,” she said. Her husband Bob McPherson told me though the spices may be a family secret, the flavor comes from paying close attention to the process. “The pit master gets too far away from the pit, and next thing you know, the roast tastes like crock pot roast beef,” he said. No matter the meat, barbecue’s main event is sauce. That’s what you lick off your fingers so people know you mean business. Two squeeze bottles sat before me: regular and kicked-up. Sadly both of the sauces were underwhelming. Kicked-up wasn’t remotely spicy and was nearly indistinguishable from the regular. Both provided sweetness but not much else. Additionally, both had the thicker, gelatinous consistency of store-bought sauce, though Bob assured me they’re made in-house. The beans were prepared ranch-style, more savory than sweet, with hints of black pepper and cumin. They were a plainer balance to the sweetness of the barbecue sauce. The mashed potatoes were thick and dry, with a slightly sour flavor from the cheddar. The hefty slice of white bread also on the plate was unremarkable, but it served its starchy absorbent purpose well. As good as the brisket was, the sauce hampered the total package. I didn’t even need a napkin at the end. But as far as gravel lots go, Bob’s is still top-notch. —Josh Gross WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M



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PETS BW PETS HORSE BOARDING NEEDED Looking for a natural setting w/other horses for my 16 yr. old Arab gelding near N End. Responsible owner, nice horse. Price negot. per services provided. 385-9478. YORKIE STUD Sir Galahad is a healthy, beautiful 2 yr. old male Yorkie. His current weight is 4.8 pounds. He is available for stud service. If interested, please call Shelly at 208-412-7230. Terms are negotiable, but the cost of stud service is usually equal to the sell-price of one puppy.

NOTICES BW LEGAL NOTICES IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Elena Isabel Tison Case No. CV NC 1117690 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Elena Isabel Tison, now residing in the City of Meridian, State of Idaho, had been ďŹ led in the District Court in ADA County, Idaho. The name will change to Elena Isabel Tyson. The reason for the change in name is: because My husband has legally changed his surname to Tyson from Tison. I wish to have the same surname spelling as him. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 1:30 o’clock p.m. on (date) November 10, 2011 at the ADA County Courthouse. Objections may be ďŹ led by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. September 20, 2011 CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT DEIDRE PRICE Deputy Clerk Pub. Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2011. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE 4TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Katie Anne Curry Case No. CV NC 1117850 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Katie Anne Curry, now residing in the City of Boise, State of Idaho, has been ďŹ led in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to Wilder Heartwood. The reason for the change in name is : because I have no contact to blood relatives and no connection to the name they gave me. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on November 10, 2011 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be ďŹ led by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date: September 20, 1022 CLERK OF THE COURT By: Deirdre Price Deputy Clerk Pub. Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2011.



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IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Ceasar Dennis Donald Tison Case No. CV NC 1117691 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Minor) A Petition to change the name of Ceasar Dennis Donald Tison, a minor, now residing in the City of Meridian, State of Idaho, has been ďŹ led in the District Court in Ada County Idaho. The name will change to Ceasar Dennis Donald Tyson. The reason for the change in name is: because: His father’s surname has been legally changed to Tyson from Tison. I am in the process of legally changing my surname to Tyson from Tison. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 1:30 o’clock p.m. (date) November 10, 2011 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be ďŹ led by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date: September 20, 2011 CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT DEIDRE PRICE Deputy Clerk Pub. Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2011. IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA In the Matter of the Estate of: ROBERT DENNIS SANFORD, Deceased. Case No. CV IE 1117840

ADOPT-A-PET These pets can be adopted at the Idaho Humane Society.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS (I.C. 15-3-801) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named decedent. All persons having claims against the decedent or the estate are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the ďŹ rst publication of this Notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented to the undersigned at the address indicated, and ďŹ led with the Clerk of the Court. DATED this 27th day of September, 2011. Ruth Hintz c/o C.K. Quade Law, PLLC 1501 Tyrell Lane Boise, ID 83706 (208) 367-0723. Pub, Oct. 5, 12 & 19, 2011.

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ELLIOT: 18-month-old yellow Lab mix. Housetrained. Good with other dog and cats. Active, high energy boy. Loves to play. (Kennel 423#12435921)

KAIN: 7-year-old male Siamese cat. Declawed on his front feet. Very handsome cat. Talkative. Litterboxtrained. (Kennel 55#14256536)

DEXTER: 4-year-old male rat terrier mix. House- and cratetrained. Good with other dogs. Loves squeaky toys. Very smart. (Kennel 420- #6161215)

ZOEY: 2-year-old female domestic shorthair. Striking cat. One blue and one green eye. Litterbox-trained. Sociable, enjoys attention. (Kennel 65- #9245044)

CHARMING: 2-year-old male domestic longhair. Social buttery. Purrs and melts with any affection. Litterboxtrained. (Kennel 41#14264752)

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MICHAEL: Sweet senior HARMONY: Gorgeous TOBY: Striking gray boy gentleman looking for girl looking to harmonize with emerald eyes will his forever home. your world. warm your lap.

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33 “The ___ Bride” (Rimsky-Korsakov opera) 36 Take ___ (rest) 37 Like most churches 40 Make a homie’s turf unfit for habitation? 44 Adjust 45 “Today” rival, for short 47 Veep Agnew 48 Off 49 Thai money 50 Dissertation 53 Where the 34th Infantry Division fought: Abbr. 54 Joint legislative assemblies 55 Israel’s Weizman 56 Seven, for one 58 Songs for one 60 Eye part 61 Diminutive of a common Russian man’s name 63 Antiulcer pill 65 Juice component 67 Lay out some newspaper copy the oldfashioned way? 71 Debating two options, say 72 Whine 73 Barrel part 75 Match closers, for short 78 Tucson sch. 80 Quickly 82 “While you ___ out … ” 84 Go off 86 They’re laid by aves 88 Shiny, hollow paperweight 89 Prefix with venous 90 Star men? 91 Churchgoers 93 Electoral map shade 94 Blender maker 95 Rhombus on an award? 99 Taking drugs 100 Dead letter? 101 Concert for ___ (2007 event) 102 Highflier’s home? 104 Derailleur settings 106 Cartoon character whose last name is Höek 107 Dressing place 111 P

Ten famous people are attending a costume party in this crossword. After the grid is filled, change the two shaded letters in each theme answer to “unmask” a celebrity. 112 What a mysterious restaurant critic has? 116 1968 live folk record 117 Company with Patch Media 118 Sourpusses 119 Precipitation prediction 120 Something special 121 Many a shampoo 122 Court nobleman in “Hamlet” 123 Bottoms 124 “Mr. Roboto” band, 1983

DOWN 1 Banks raking in the money? 2 Criticize severely, with “out” 3 Chichén ___ (Mayan ruins) 4 Getaway where Italian pies are consumed? 5 Crumpled (up) 6 Close to, in poetry 7 Skyscraping 8 Dutch city 9 Mailed 10 Setting of the castle Rocca Maggiore 11 Early third-century year 12 France’s Belle-___en-Mer 13 Vacancies 14 Foe of the Pawnee 15 Cyrano de Bergerac wooed her 16 Strength required to lift a car? 17 Revolutionary line 18 What a raised hand may mean 25 “Can’t beat that contract” 28 Duke ___, Rocky’s manager/trainer 31 1986 Indy 500 winner 34 Weapon in Clue 35 Ticked-off states 37 “Quién ___?” (“Who knows?”) 38 Shopping center 39 What PC gurus provide 40 Some New Guineans 41 Army units 42 “Yes ___?” 43 Couple

45 Scholastic measure: Abbr. 46 Seder serving 51 Title character in love with Elvira 52 Snitch’s activity 54 Light on the stove 56 Drag-racing fuel 57 Grubs, e.g. 59 Ukrainian city 62 Obliterates 64 Last thing a fellow actor says, maybe 66 Awards won by shrimps? 68 Surround 69 Drop a letter or two 70 Actress Mimieux 74 Dropped the ball 75 Dole’s running mate of 1996 76 Like some contraception 77 Where your opinion on “One lump or two?” counts? 79 Skirt 81 Nascar Hall-of-Famer Jarrett 83 Spots for hammers and anvils 85 Sharp irritation




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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): If you have been resisting the command to go deeper, now is the time to surrender. If you have been hoping that the pesky little voice in your head will shut up and stop bugging you to get more involved, you’d better stop hoping. If you’ve been fantasizing about how to escape the growing pressure to give more of yourself, I suggest that instead you fantasize about how you could intensify your commitments. The time has come to explore what has been missing and what needs more love. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Did you know it is illegal to break into prison? That was the charge leveled against, Harry Jackson, who was arrested as he tried to sneak back into the jail from which he had escaped only a short time before. During his brief taste of freedom, Jackson allegedly stole 14 packs of cigarettes from a nearby store. Maybe that was his intention from the beginning—to do an errand and return home. Please don’t be like him in the coming weeks, Taurus. If you do manage to spring yourself from a trap or bust out of your servitude (and I expect you will do just that), don’t come crawling back later and beg to be allowed back in. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): As I was meditating on your horoscope this afternoon, I gazed out my window at the creek flowing nearby. The tide was coming in, which meant that the current was surging swiftly south. Row upon row of small waves were coursing through the water. Then I spied a lone duck swimming north against the tide. I couldn’t imagine what her motivation was. Why not just relax and float downstream? She wasn’t in a hurry and wasn’t in the least flustered. Ever forward she went, determined to push on. And then it struck me, as I thought of your current astrological omens, that her approach would also suit you quite well right now. Go steadily and casually against the flow, Gemini. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Herbert Kitchener served as the British consul general in Egypt early last century. He wasn’t impressed with the creativity of the ancient nation’s art. “I can’t think much of the people who drew cats the same for 4,000 years,” he remarked. Is there an equivalent to this lack of development in your own life, Cancerian? Among your own activities, are there any whose history has shown no progression? Did you reach a certain skill level in some area of your life and then stop pushing to improve? This would be an excellent time to identify that knot of excess stability, and then get started on dissolving it.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): I’m not warning you to cut down on all the leaping and cavorting you’ve been doing lately; I’m just saying that maybe you should add some ballast to your foundation and some gravitas to your demeanor. And I don’t mean to guilt-trip you into toning down your lust to connect with everyone and everything that tickles your synapses. But I do suggest you consider the possibility that, beginning very soon, variety will not be quite as spicy as it has been; your deft zigzags may need to be carried out with gentler zigs and slightly more cautious zags. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The autocorrect feature sometimes distorts the text messages people send on their smart phones. It tries to fix supposedly misspelled words, thereby creating awkward variations that can cause a ruckus when they’re received, like changing “I don’t want to leave” to “I don’t want to live.” Be vigilant for metaphorical versions of this wayward autocorrect phenomenon, Virgo. Be sure that in your efforts to make things better, you don’t render them worse or weird. Consider the possibility that stuff is fine just the way it is. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “Meraki” is a Greek word that refers to the bliss you feel when you’re engaged in a task that’s important to you and that you’re doing really well. It’s your theme right now, Libra. According to my reading of the astrological omens, everything is in place for you to experience meraki in abundance. Furthermore, that’s exactly what your destiny is pushing for. So please get out there and do everything you can to cooperate. Make this a merakifilled week. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Your nightly dreams provide useful clues about your waking life. They can show you hidden patterns and unconscious motivations that your daytime mind hasn’t noticed. On rare occasions, they may even offer more literal guidance. That’s what happened for David Brown, a British man who one morning woke up from a dream of seeing a mysterious phone number. As an experiment, he sent a text message to that very number: “Did I meet you last night?” Michelle Kitson, the stranger on the other end, responded with a text. More exchanges ensued, followed by a face-to-face encounter, and eventually the two were married. I can’t guarantee anything quite as dramatic for you, Scorpio, but I do expect your dreams will be unusually helpful. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In addition to reading your astrological omens, I did a Tarot

reading, consulted the I Ching and threw the runes. They all gave me the same message: The coming week would be a good time for you to spend quality time mulling over the biggest mystery of your life. It’s not mandatory that you do so. Still, wouldn’t it be fun? Life is inviting you to get re-excited about your personal version of the quest for the Holy Grail. Your future self is calling and calling for you to dive into the ancient riddle you’ve been working on since before you were born. The mists are parting. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In Sue Allison’s theater piece Lies I’ve Told, two actors take turns telling each other some classic whoppers. Here are a few: 1. It would be no trouble at all. 2. This will only take a second. 3. I didn’t get your message. 4. I have no idea how that got here. 5. I thought you said the 16th. 6. Would I lie to you? See if you can avoid fibs like those, Capricorn. I’m not asking you to be a superstar of candor—that’s unrealistic—but I do encourage you to cut back on white lies and casual dishonesties as much as possible. This is a time when you really need to know the whole truth and nothing but. And the best way to work toward that goal is to be forthright yourself. That’s how karma operates. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Last June, Northern California artist Mary Sobrina Kuder did a gallery show of her paintings. She called it Offerings of Grace and Mischief. That would be an excellent title for the story of your life in the coming week, Aquarius. I believe that you will be receiving offerings of grace and mischief, and I hope you will also be making such offerings. For best results, remember this: Grace and mischief are not contradictory or at odds. In fact, they need each other and belong together. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Do you realize how many connections to remote places you have? Are you aware of how routinely you are touched by distant events? As science writer David Bodanis reminds us, “We inhale many hundreds of particles in each breath we take. Salt crystals from ocean whitecaps, dust scraped off distant mountains, micro bits of cooled magma blown from volcanoes, and charred microfragments from tropical forest fires.” I urge you to use that as your metaphorical theme this week, Pisces. Let your imagination run free as you renew your connections with faraway sources of nourishment. Revivify your intimacy with departed influences that continue to define you. Dream about the tantalizing future.



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