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ADD THE WORDS The push for lawmakers to add LGBT protections to Idaho’s Human Rights Act FEATURE 13


SALAD DAYS It’s easy being green at Chris’ on Broadway REC 26

SKI REPORT What the slopes look like in Valley County

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REDEDICATE YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS On Jan. 16, Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter spoke at the Capitol, saying: “Now therefore I, C.L. ‘Butch’ Otter, governor of the state of Idaho, do hereby proclaim Jan. 16, 2012, to be Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Day in Idaho. And I encourage Idahoans to rededicate themselves to the principles of respect for human rights and freedom of belief in nonviolence and commitment to serving the state and nation through community service and volunteerism.” Agreed, governor. Agreed. Let’s rededicate ourselves to the principles of respect for human rights and to the freedom we have to express our beliefs in a nonviolent manner. Let’s do exactly that. And since such lofty language is great in theory but lacking in specifics when it comes to practice, allow me to suggest a very specific way in which you can show a renewed dedication to respect for human rights. My suggestion to you, governor, is that you take this opportunity to flex some of that political muscle you’ve spent years in office bulking up to urge Idaho lawmakers to add the words “sexual identity” and “gender orientation” to the Idaho Human Rights Act. On Page 8 in this week’s edition is a story about a human-rights campaign happening right here, right now in Idaho. Add the Words is a call to action for Idaho’s elected representatives to once and for all add human rights protections to a class of Idaho citizens currently denied them under the Idaho Human Rights Act: the state’s LGBT citizens. Idaho lawmakers don’t believe it’s acceptable to deny education to someone because he or she is Jewish or Catholic or Muslim. Idaho lawmakers don’t believe a disabled Idahoan should be denied the right to housing based on his or her disability. They don’t believe that skin color or age should be cause for discrimination in the workplace. Nor do most of them see the irony of endorsing a human rights act that declares “all people within the state are treated with dignity and respect” while they blatantly and intentionally ignore the words “all people,” to continue excluding thousands of LGBT Idahoans. —Rachael Daigle


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HEY MAMA In episode #038 of Scenes from a Scene, the members of Atomic Mama— the local duo with a cult following—talk about their gypsy roots and how a Casiotone saved their lives.

BEER AND CONVERSATION This week, BW is In the Kitchen With Tom and Barbara Haines of Tres Bonne Cuisine, where the beer selection is always interesting and the conversation engrossing.

NO THANK YOU, MCGEE In an unusual political move that showed some cajones, nine Idaho Republican lawmakers signed a letter saying they didn’t support their party’s move to keep Sen. John “Drunken Driving” McGee as chairman of the GOP caucus.

POLITICAL RE-FRACK Sen. Mike Crapo joined nine other Republicans in asking for more scrutiny of an EPA report linking fracking to groundwater pollution in Wyoming. So what does that mean? Details at Citydesk.

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EDITOR’S NOTE 3 MAIL 5 BILL COPE 6 TED RALL 7 NEWS Four words stand between some idahoans and human rights protections 8 UNDA THE ROTUNDA 8 CITYDESK 9 CITIZEN 10 FEATURE The Battle for the Internet 13 BW PICKS 16 FIND 17 8 DAYS OUT 18 SUDOKU 19 NOISE Voodoo Glow Skulls return with a new album 21 MUSIC GUIDE 22 ARTS Sculpting a new landmark 24 SCREEN Who’s on the Oscar list? 25 REC Hitting the snow in Valley County 26 FOOD Chris’ on Broadway 28 WINE SIPPER 28 CLASSIFIEDS 29 NYT CROSSWORD 32 FREEWILL ASTROLOGY 34



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STOP BRAIN FARTING Well, I finally did it. I dropped my Idaho Statesman subscription. It has been two days, and I’m already thinking clearer. I brew my coffee and settle in with my laptop, getting the news I want, when I want. No more mind-numbing articles and editorials that left me wondering, “What’s their point?” No more reading the monthly Letter to the Editor from some guy in Kuna named Dano Savino, who writes America-hating, far-right venom-filled sputum about how President Barack Obama is a Marxist. They won’t print your rebuttal. So I rebutted


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them. I so look forward to Wednesday’s new Boise Weekly. Someone said that the newspaper would go the way of the horse and buggy, and I think they are right. I will continue to support and recommend the Boise Weekly. I think you will survive. I have so much more time in the morning, and I’m not in a paper-induced haze all day anymore. So keep up the good work and get ready for scores of former Statesman workers begging you for a job. Thank you, BW for printing the truth. Reading the truth prevents my brain from farting. —Kevin W. Maness, Boise

SUPPORT SCHOOLS I have two children, ages 7 and 12. They attend Grace Jordan Elementary and West Junior High schools. The teachers that my children have been blessed with are fabulous. They go above and beyond to give our kids the education that they need. They are always there when we need them. Boise’s schools face a $15 million annual deficit beginning next school year, which has come about because of cuts in state funding and a decline in property-tax revenue. District administrators have been responsible and accountable in cutting expenses while shielding

the classroom and maintaining quality schools. All four of Boise’s traditional high schools are on the Washington Post’s list of the top 7 percent of high schools in America. On Tuesday, March 13, voters in the Boise School District will decide on a supplemental, five-year levy to help erase this deficit. I urge everyone to vote yes so that we can maintain the small class sizes and outstanding programs that have made our district one of the best in the country. —Melody Wilson, Boise

DEAR TED RALL: I just finished a four-year enlistment in the Army during which I spent a year in Iraq, so I guess that makes me a veteran of what you labeled a “Pointless War” in your Dec. 21 cartoon. While deployed, I chose not to categorize or marginalize the existence of the United States in Iraq. We

were there, I was there, and there was no changing that fact any time soon. I did, however, choose to do the job I was trained to do with the best effort I could muster. I think I did do the most-relevant work I’ve done for the Army, maybe even ever. I disagree with the tasteless hypothetical scene you portray in your cartoon. You crossed the line by making fun of veterans. Are there dirt bags in the military? Sure, but there are also patriots and idealists. I left the Army because if the Army was a business, it wouldn’t be in business for long. I have no regrets, and I value the time spent with the people with whom I served.

I moved back to my home town in Idaho so I could ride my mountain bike, hug trees, act locally and continue to think globally. When I opened up my favorite local paper, the BW, I found what seemed to be a personal attack. C’mon, Ted, I’ve been a fan of your work before; you’re better than this. Who are you trying to appeal to? You’re not really a hater, are you? Wouldn’t that be ironic? One more thing, and I’m not pointing this out in order to call into question the extent of your patriotic awareness, but when you hang the flag vertically, the stars go on the left. —Matt Purdy, Boise

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WWJD WITH BOB? Is a schism brewing twixt Bill and Badger? Attn.: Mr. Cope, It is me again. Founder, chairperson in perpetuum and discussion leader of the Cope’s Latest Column Discussion Group. And Mr. Cope, I do hope you noticed how I definitely did not begin this letter with the more friendly “Dear Bill” salutation which you have maybe become accustomed to getting from me. That is because I and almost everyone else in the Cope’s Latest Column Discussion Group are much disturbed because it seems that you have handed over your column lock stomp and barley to that foul-mouther old man who calls himself “Badger Bob.” We understand your need for a filler-inner now and then. Even Ann Curry has filler-inners to fill in when she needs a day off. But we think you definitely need to look around for a better filler-inner than that Bob man, especially since he is now offending our Holy Bible with his disrespectful redoodling of it. What you may not realize is that most of your fans are not disbelievers as you claim you are but are mostly believers. For your information, the Cope’s Latest Column Discussion Group has two Presbyterians, two Lutherans, six Unitarians, a Catholic and a Jew. We used to have an ex-Mormon agnostic who now trends toward Buddhaistic beliefs, but he joined a men’s drum circle that meets the same night as our group and we haven’t seen him since. Anyway, I am telling you about our denominational makeup to inform you that I am far from the only one who is irritated that you are letting that Bob man’s Biblical desecrations take over your column. As I am sure you know, not all Christians are right-wing loony birds. If most of the members of the Cope’s Latest Column Discussion Group did not think of themselves as moderate-to-liberal, we would have broken up after the first meeting. But even as moderateto-liberal as we are, most of us think that Bob man has gone too far. Why is it that you would never allow a racial slur in your column, but you let that Bob man say anything he wants about us Christians? It is beneath you, Mr. Cope. Besides, aren’t there more important things that you should be writing about instead of letting that Bob man fill up your column with his hateful ravelings? Maybe you haven’t noticed, but the State Legislature is meeting again. Aren’t you paying attention to that? Or Mitt Romney? Surely you have plenty to say about Mitt Romney. I think you should send that Bob man packing, Mr. Cope, and get back on track. I say this as probably your most biggest fan, but it is also my duty to tell that the Cope’s Latest Column Discussion Group could go totally kerplooey if you don’t return to the good old days when we liked you better. Thank you for your time, Wavering Admirer Dearest Wavering, You are exactly right. Bob is out of control. I warned him people would object, but he is beyond listening. And speaking of Mitt Romney, do you know what Bob wanted to do for this week’s column? I probably shouldn’t tell you this, but I am so distraught he could even think of doing such a thing, I feel I have to talk to someone about it. You see, as it is entirely possible Romney will be the GOP nominee, Bob wants to use my column to ask if he adheres to some of the more … shall we say … unorthodox doctrines of his Latter-Day Saints faith. For instance, Bob wants to know if Romney believes old Joseph Smith really scored those golden tablets from an angel nobody else had ever heard of before. Or if he believes he’ll get his own planet to God over when he dies, or if he believes that Native Americans are old-time Israelis who got so lost, they ended up in another hemisphere. And Bob is determined to ask about the underwear. I told him, “Bob, you can’t do that! It’s none of our business what Romney believes or doesn’t believe. Or what underwear he wears.” Well, you know what he said? He said, “Cope, I’m not asking whether that Mormon stuff is true or not. I don’t give a damn whether it’s true or not, no more’n I care whether virgins can have babies or a man can rise from the dead. But here’s a guy who for a good part of his life has been chasing after the presidency like a sh*t-house crazy border collie after a VW bus … a guy who wants to be leader of the Western World … a guy who would have 20,000 nuclear weapons in his arsenal and the financial future of 350 million citizens in his pocket … and I think it’s perfectly reasonable to wonder if he’s dumb enough to believe in that crap heart and soul, or if he just shows up on Sunday to make business connections.” Let me tell you, Wavering, I put the big kibosh on him doing any more columns for a few weeks. Last thing I need right now is to have all the local Mormons pissed off at me. However, there is nothing I can do to stop him from “redoodling” with the Bible and I have no choice but to use him occasionally as a “filler-inner.” Please give my apologies to your discussion group and if you’re ever willing to tell me your name, I will provide cookies for one of your get-togethers. Oh, and don’t worry that I haven’t started writing about the State Legislature yet. Watch closely and you’ll notice that for the first six … eight weeks, they do little but strut around like banty roosters, trying to convince us here in the Big City that they really aren’t inbred rubes from Crapolaburg and Snotwipe Corners as they appear to be. I assure you there is plenty of time later, when things actually start to get done, to demonstrate they really are inbred rubes from Crapolaburg and Snotwipe Corners.

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THE CORPSE-URINATING KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT More jobs for our valiant Marine heroes “Eighteen-, 19-year-old kids make stupid mistakes all too often and that’s what occurred here.” This was the nuanced reaction of Rick Perry, governor of the supposedly important state of Texas, who has signed dozens of death warrants (at least one for an innocent man) and who thinks he deserves to be president, to a video of Marines in U.S.occupied Afghanistan peeing on dead Afghan resistance fighters. “Golden, like a shower,” says one. Nice. It’s amazing to watch how 10 years and the catastrophic American military defeats in Iraq and Afghanistan have changed our views about the shock troops of American militarism. After 9/11, our sainted soldiers could do no wrong. They were inherently noble. They were heroes. Even liberals said so. Uneducated and ignorant, yes, but these brave young men and women deserved our gratitude for defending our freedoms against the Islamofascist hordes lest a land bridge somehow appear between the Old and New Worlds. Who cared 85 percent of U.S. troops in Iraq told a 2006 Zogby poll that their mission was “to retaliate for Saddam’s role in the 9/11 attacks?” They had big hearts and small brains. The rapists of Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo, the murderers of Bagram, the rapist-murderers of Haditha? Just a few bad apples. No longer. Defeat has followed defeat.


Each “successful” drone strike against “enemy militants” in Afghanistan and Pakistan gets followed by a sheepish “well, yeah, they were all innocent women and children” press release. War grates on the nerves; losing wars are worse. Why, broke and jobless Americans, are we still spending $1 million a year per soldier to chase down one al-Qaida No. 2 after another? America’s glorious crusade is over. We know the U.S. mission in Afghanistan is to subjugate, terrorize and brutalize the local population. Even state-controlled media admits it. “There is no question that the Taliban are brutal, including against their own people,” opines The New York Times editorial board. “The 1,000-man battalion lost seven men during its seven months in Helmand. But the stress of combat cannot excuse desecrating corpses—not to mention filming it.” Love that last emphasis. How many zillions of times have similar or worse outrages been carried out by soldiers smart enough to keep their camera cellphones in their pockets? Not to mention the disproportionality. It sucks to lose seven people. Especially if you’re one of them. How many Afghans did that unit kill during those same seven months? They killed four—the ones they peed on—in a single day. As for Taliban brutality—well, they are Afghans. What are we doing over in 12 their country?

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MORE THAN WORDS Idahoans urge lawmakers to amend the state’s human rights act to include LGBT protections STEPHEN FOSTER

Krystal Esterline (right) with her adult guardian Nikki Tangen (left).

RECONSIDERING MEDICAID Krystal Esterline wants to be, in her words, “a civilized Idahoan.” Esterline, soon to turn 23, wants to live independently. She wants to work. She wants to be able to buy things like clothes and food. And she even wants to pay taxes. When the 2011 Idaho Legislature cut $35 million from the Medicaid budget, resulting in the loss of almost double that amount when matching federal funds evaporated, Esterline said she was given a choice: either lose her primary therapy or lose her psychosocial rehabilitation services. By eliminating her PSR counseling, Esterline was not afforded the skills she required to keep her catering job. Esterline has a diagnosis of fetal alcohol syndrome, struggles with bipolar disorder and an intellectual disability. At the age of 12, one year before her mother died, Esterline was placed into foster care and for the next six years was pulled in and out of 18 foster homes across Idaho. She endured, due in large part to her adult guardian, Nikki Tangen, who stepped in when Esterline was dropped from foster care on her 18th birthday. Esterline earned a high school diploma and began building a new life, living in her own apartment and holding down a job. But, she said, that help included daily therapy and PSR counseling. “I really like to earn my own money,” said Esterline. “It makes me feel like I have some control in my life.” However unless the 2012 Idaho Legislature reconsiders a choice it made a year ago to cut Medicaid funding, Esterline may not have access to PSR again soon. Tangen said when PSR counseling evaporated, Esterline “began to let people into her home, gave her keys out to strangers, and the police had to get involved.” When Esterline spoke with BW of better days, her smile was ear-to-ear. In the cruelest bit of irony, it hurts when she smiles, with pain coming from tooth decay and gum disease, a manifestation of her fetal alcohol syndrome. But she can’t get that taken care of, Tangen said, because Esterline’s Medicaid-funded dental care was cut, along with her PSR hours. That is, unless the 2012 Legislature, in the coming weeks, reconsiders its 2011 decision and its effects on the nearly 600 Idahoans with developmental disabilities, mental illness or both. Esterline said she doesn’t hold any grudges. She just wants to be civilized. —George Prentice

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Words matter to Marilyn Shuler, former director of the Idaho Human Rights Commission. So do actions. Body language, too. On Jan. 16, as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Idaho Human Rights Day celebration inside the Idaho Statehouse, the usually soft-spoken Shuler implored lawmakers and citizens to add the words “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the Idaho Human Rights Act. As her words echoed through the atrium of the rotunda, an appreciative audience erupted into generous applause—that is, most of the audience. Gov. C.L “Butch” Otter stood awkwardly emotionless nearby, offering no applause—not even a nod. When it comes to LGBT issues, the stark contrast may be representative of the disconnect between Idaho policy makers— overwhelmingly comprised of older, white male Republicans—and a growing number of Idahoans looking for greater, if not broader, civil rights. “Most Idahoans don’t think that it should be legal to fire someone for being gay,” said Mistie Tolman, spokeswoman for Add the Words, a local grassroots initiative that aims to amend Idaho law. “I think that most Idahoans today are shocked when they find out that in 2012, it’s still legal to fire someone for being gay.” Tolman’s assertions are fortified by a 2007 statewide poll, conducted by Boise State that showed 63 percent of Idahoans didn’t believe someone should be fired because they are gay or perceived to be gay. ACLU Idaho followed up with its own 2011 poll showing that 87 percent of Idahoans believed that people should not have to worry about losing their job because of sexual orientation or gender identity. Yet another 2011 poll, a nationwide survey conducted by the Center for American Progress, indicated that nine out of 10 Americans were under the false assumption that there was already a federal law in place that protects gay and transgender people from workplace discrimination. In fact, an Idahoan can be fired from his/ her job or kicked out of his/her housing for being gay or transgender. To date, the Idaho Legislature has refused to even consider a bill. For five years running, measures that would see gay and/or transgender protections have come and gone. Last year the bill did not even make it out of committee. “They have completely ignored us,” said Tolman. “I don’t understand why they won’t give us a hearing and let us convince them.”

Tolman and her colleagues’ frustration spawned the Add the Words campaign—an idea to write simple messages on sticky notes and attach them to doors throughout the Idaho Capitol with the goal that legislators would see the notes, sparking conversation and eventual legislation. Since the start of the campaign, sticky notes have flooded in from more than 200 municipalities, representing each of Idaho’s 35 legislative districts. Add the

Words advocates make a daily trek to the Capitol, sticking more notes on the Statehouse’s House and Senate chambers, as well as committee room doors. “The majority of Idahoans do not think that folks should be fired from their jobs because they’re gay or transgender,” said Cody Hafer, an organizer with Add the Words. “And we hear legislators saying that they would support this if their constituents wanted it. So really, what we’re trying to do is just be that link and facilitate that communication, because the support and the desire is already there.” Organizers are convinced if lawmakers are willing to have robust conversations regarding the issue, legislation will follow. “I think Idahoans are far more ready than lawmakers realize,” said Boise Democratic Sen. Nicole LeFavour. “The point at which Idaho legislators start to ask constituents about this and have that conversation, that’s the point at which this passes.”

Despite a lack of support in the Legislature Boise Weekly could not find any legislators willing to go on record against an amendment. There is no formal or public opposition from business or monied interests, and no organizations are actively working to counterbalance Add the Words. But organizers still know they have hurdles, whether it’s in the form of Statehouse security’s tendency to throw out the sticky notes within minutes of being posted, or whether it’s Otter’s awkward hesitancy to acknowledge the effort, or just the simple fact that by 2012, it hasn’t happened yet. “The most opposition we’re getting from Republican leadership is just that belief that it doesn’t matter to their constituents,” said Tolman. “Most of them feel like their constituents would not want them to vote in support of this type of legislation. Republican leadership has also told us, believe it or not, that they don’t think discrimination happens anymore. And so they won’t give us a hearing to show that it happens, even if we have a lot of stories that unfortunately do show that it happens.” In the coming days and weeks, Add the Words has planned two high-profile events to showcase its efforts: a rally on the steps of the Capitol at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, with supporting rallies in 10 other Idaho cities, and an Add the Words art show, slated for the evening of Thursday, Feb. 1, at Boise’s Bittercreek Ale House. Organizers said they’re anxious to channel what they called an energy and “evolving public opinion” for a real shot of passage in the 2012 Legislature. “I think there’s momentum this year,” said Emilie Jackson-Edney, head of the Add the Words Idaho Political Action Committee. “I think it’s much more visible. There isn’t a reason that it shouldn’t pass, it’s very simple.” If the bill makes it onto the floor, LeFavour is optimistic about passage. “It’s a very tiny set of people amongst the general population, and even amongst legislators, that are strongly opposed,” said LeFavour. LGBT advocates, along with their friends and families, said passage of a bill would have a tangible effect on their daily lives. “On top of difficult economic conditions, imagine living with the fear of being fired if your co-workers or your 9 boss finds out that you’re gay,” said WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


Amelia Phillips’ smoke break just got a lot longer. She has to hike across Boise State, cross the Friendship Bridge and trek to the far side of Julia Davis Park to light up.

A BRIDGE TO NOWHERE Boise State smokers looking to light up in Julia Davis better keep on walking ANDREW CRISP Boise’s anti-smoking ordinances have been enacted, but the city is still awaiting that early February date of real enforcement. Until then, Boise Police officers are issuing warnings to citizens errantly puffing where they shouldn’t. One Boise locale was smoke free well before the ban went into effect on Jan. 2—Boise State was the largest contiguous smoke-free region in the city limits. Now it buttresses an almost entirely smoke-free city park. When Boise State went smoke free in 2010, students wandered over the Friendship Bridge to Julia Davis Park in order to light up. “In the past, officers have gone over and talked to folks about smoking on the bridge,” said Jo Ann Gilpin with Boise State campus security. “But we haven’t had any real major problems yet.” The park side of the bridge once served as a meeting place for smokers, but now the same spot includes a large “no smoking” sign. Amelia Phillips, an international business major at Boise State, asked for a lighter as she stood near the sign. “I’ve always just smoked right here,” said Phillips, gesturing to the newly installed sign, which includes a map of the park and in a large red banner at the top reads “Designated Smoking Area.” The map indicated the smoking area was on the opposite side of the park. The city recently moved the smoking area in Julia Davis—from where it used to sit, near the entrance of the park through Third Street—to a more remote location, near the park’s paddle boat facility. A smoker from the Boise State campus would have to walk not only past the zoo, but over yet another bridge that crosses a stream bisecting the park. Phillips headed off with her cigarette to the smoking area—asking for her trek to WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

be timed—as Ryan McHugh walked across Friendship Bridge, smoke trailing from the Marlboro in his hand. He paused to look at the sign and kept walking. “It takes me more than my 30-minute break in between classes to walk there, smoke and get back,” said McHugh. Nearby two more smokers stood near the banks of the river. They paused for a moment, each putting a cigarette to their lips, assuming they were safe from the city and the university. “I guess if you put your feet in the river that would keep you out of trouble,” said Phillips, returning from her smoke break on the other side of the park—20 minutes later. Lauren Thomas with Boise State’s Department of Health Services said the university’s goal is to work with the city on making sure the butts stay doused. “We talked with the city about their new policy and how it’s going to affect our students who normally go into the park to smoke,” she said. The university won’t issue citations like the city’s forthcoming $69 ticket for smoking infractions. Instead, Thomas said, they will try “to work with students and faculty smokers.” Boise State punishments begin with a verbal warning, then a written warning, and then a punishment based on a student’s status with the university. Visitors to the campus who light up might receive a “letter of exclusion”— basically a trespassing citation. Gilpin said Boise State’s smoke-free campus included the Friendship Bridge, but right across the span, where the bridge meets Julia Davis park, the smoking continued, and until the city starts handing out citations in February, it will stay the hangout for puffing students.

DESIGN PLANS BEING CRAFTED ON MACY’S AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECT “Surprised” and “excited.” Those were the reactions last November when plans were first unveiled to turn the former Macy’s building, vacant since March 2010, into affordable housing. However not much has been heard about the project since. But Citydesk has learned that a team of architects and designers from Northwest Real Estate Capital Corporation, a nonprofit that specializes in affordable-housing management, is putting final touches on blueprints, in preparation for putting the project out to bid. Then, planners said, they’ll be able to get a clearer picture of how much the major construction project might cost. In fact, at least one person familiar with the project, Dave Wali, a broker with Colliers International, said he’s pretty confident that the redevelopment will become reality sooner than later. “On a scale of 1 to 10, I would say it’s in the nines,” said Wali. “But I’m an optimistic guy.” Wali tried to market the vacant structure at 10th and Idaho streets for the better part of two years before NWRECC came forward with a plan to turn the 118,000-square-foot building into 60 rental units, ranging in size from 518 to 1,000 square feet. “It’s a fairly complex project,” said Wali. “We’re talking about converting an old building into more than 60 individual units, each with its own heating, cooling and soundproofing needs.” Each apartment’s suggested rent would be approximately $1.04 per square foot per month, targeting people with an average income of $20,000-$27,000. A confidential agreement was signed between Macy’s, which still owns the building, and NWRECC, allowing the nonprofit to craft a construction budget before making an offer to buy the building. “There’s not a city in America that wouldn’t want a project like this,” said Wali. “This isn’t government-subsidized housing. It’s a project that targets a demographic that has expressed a strong desire for affordable inner-city living.” —George Prentice

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JOE STEGNER The University of Idaho’s new lobbyist talks politics, ethics and Rep. Phil Hart GEORGE PRENTICE

Do you still maintain a home in Lewiston? I just signed the papers to buy a home in Boise. Our Lewiston home is now for sale. Is there some melancholy with that? Absolutely. We’re leaving a home and community that we’re very fond of, but I lived about half of my life for the past 13 years here in Boise. People who do what you do call themselves legislative advisers, but most of us call them lobbyists. If lobbyists didn’t exist today, we would

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Joe Stegner has had three jobs in his life, including managing a family-run grain elevator business and his current position as special assistant for state government relations for the University of Idaho. But most people know him as Sen. Stegner. “I’m absolutely delighted when people still call me senator,” said Stegner, age 62. “Some people still say that as a courtesy.” Stegner’s ties to the U of I run deep. While he was a student, he married his wife Deborah at St. Augustine’s Chapel on the Moscow campus. After graduation, Stegner worked in the grain industry for 25 years. “I sacked more peas and lentils than you could possibly imagine,” he said. After selling his business in 1995, Stegner entered politics, being elected seven times to the Idaho Senate and serving as assistant majority leader. He retired from the Legislature on Dec. 1, when he began his new job as the U of I’s new chief lobbyist. BW spoke to Stegner as he was getting settled into his new State Street office, looking out on the Statehouse.

invent them tomorrow. They truly fill a vital need in our government or they simply wouldn’t exist. Do lobbyists make better policy? You can point to any legislative year and one of the first things they always do is come back and correct the mistakes that they made the previous year. They don’t do it intentionally. Some are minor, some are big things that we messed up on. It happens because we don’t understand how the final application of new laws will be applied. We truly try to prevent that in the first place by relying on citizens to tell us about those impacts. If you have an interest, we expect you to stay awake and, at the appropriate time, show up and tell us if we’re making a mistake. But you understand that there is a perception that lobbyists can wield adverse influence. I don’t think the perception is entirely accurate. Do people have influence? They absolutely do. Do those influences affect legislation? Without a doubt. I have a pretty strong confidence that people get the government that they deserve and that they want. In the state of Idaho, if you as an individual disagree with the outcomes of the Legislature, in my opinion, it’s probably because you’re in the minority. Ultimately, decisions made by the Legislature pretty much represent the viewpoints of the people who elect them. Otherwise, these people wouldn’t be elected 10, 15 or 20 years in a row. If you don’t like what’s going on, you better start paying closer attention. Do you think the Idaho House and Senate do an adequate job of oversight on ethics? Generally, I have strong support for the

ethical standards of the people I associated with for 13 years. Do you have any particular insight on Rep. Phil Hart’s tangles with the U.S. and Idaho governments over his taxes? Only that I think it’s unfortunate. I’m not an expert on the tax situation he’s engaged in. I think on the surface, it looks very, very damaging. I can’t comment on the legality of his or the government’s claims. That’s what the courts are for. Ultimately, the proof, in my opinion, is whether or not the people in his district find him to be an adequate representative. And unfortunately they do. I was recently on a panel where an audience member said, “We really need to do a better job of getting better candidates to run for office.” I said, “What you really need is better voters. Because you’re really getting the candidates you deserve.” At the height of his complexities, Hart had little to no opposition on the ballot. What does that tell you about that district? I know there are plenty of people there that find him to be an embarrassment. But the way our system is set up, it is not my role to judge him. It’s up to them to judge him. And they continue to return him to office. If you’re going to complain about that, you’re complaining about the very substance of representative12 elected government.



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CITIZEN What were your thoughts over the years when you were labeled as the Legislature’s most moderate Republican? It never bothered me very much. It certainly wasn’t something that I actively sought. I had a retired reporter tell me recently that I had changed over the course of my legislative career, becoming more moderate. But I think the Legislature changed, moving to the right, making me appear to be more moderate. I was probably more moderate on social issues. In general, I find conservative views on social issues as a restriction on freedom. Why would the government be interested in limiting anyone’s freedom? That’s what a lot of those social issues do. I’m troubled and perplexed as to why that’s a moderate position. 10

Students at the University of Idaho have faced tuition increases for the past two school years. Why are we putting a greater financial burden on their backs? Historically, when the state of Idaho gets in trouble financially, the first thing they cut back has been higher education. Throughout my legislative career, I thought that was a tragedy and voted against a lot of appropriations bills because of that. But it’s a reality.

regarding campus safety? Not that I’m aware of. I think a parent might say, and I would agree, that it’s a scary world out there. There’s a heightened awareness that campuses play on safety. We have efforts that go above and beyond the safety that you would normally see in the general population. The University of Idaho has made safety the highest priority possible. But we live in a rough world. Is there any reason to believe that the issue of concealed weapons being allowed on campus might surface again during this legislative session? There’s always that possibility. Are you prepared to address the issue? There’s not a lot we can do until someone files a bill. There are a number of national organizations and Idaho legislators who make it a target issue. How do you spend your days now? My day starts pretty early and goes pretty late. Surprisingly, I haven’t had too much time to talk to legislators. I’m assuming at some point, somebody’s going to want me to do that.

Is there any reason to believe that this year’s session will be any kinder to higher education? At the moment, it’s an unknown because we don’t know how it will all play out.

You have a pretty nice view of the Statehouse from your office window, but it’s definitely a different view for you. It’s pretty unique. You know, I had a fairly active role in the renovation of the Capitol.

2011 was a difficult year for the U of I, with the murder of Katy Benoit. Do you hear more questions or concerns from parents

I’m surprised they didn’t name the garden wings after you. Well, I’m not dead yet.

RALL Memo to U.S. forces: OK to invade foreign nation that posed no threat. OK to occupy said country for years. OK to impose a corrupt puppet government. OK to kill the locals. Probably OK to piss on them. Just don’t film it. Of all the many stupid things Perry has said during his political career, his defense of the piss-and-vinegar Marines ranks among one of the smartest. Perry is right: They are dumb kids. Which prompts a big question. We don’t trust kids to drink. Hell, you can’t even rent a car until you’re 25. So why do we outfit a bunch of dumb 18- and 19-year-old kids prone to making “stupid mistakes all too often” with high-powered automatic weapons, then unleash them with a license to kill hapless foreigners? Thanks to Perry, the answer is clear: Plausible excusability. War crimes are just what dumb kids do. No one’s fault. Just is. This blame-the-brats approach has a lot 7

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of potential for America’s hapless ruling class. Like, get rid of the weird cabals of angry old country-club neo-cons. The next time we want to gin up a quagmire from thin air, let’s assign the job of choosing the target and marketing the war to a bunch of dumb 18- and 19-year-olds from West Virginia. Whatever goes wrong won’t be anyone’s actual fault. Plausible excusability—they’re just dumb kids—works for domestic policy, too. Whenever the government is in the mood to shovel hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars into the coffers of giant banks while ignoring the plight of the un- and underemployed, keep the gray old men of the Fed out of it. Roll a few kegs over to the nearest frat and let the freshman and sophomore econ majors have at it. So the global economy tanks. Who cares? Just a buncha stupid kids doing stupid kid stuff. What’s that? Don’t blame me if this column is stupid. I took the week off. Stupid kids. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M








am wholeheartedly against the infringement of copyright,” Steven Colbert proclaimed on a recent episode of The Colbert Report. The comedian went on to say that he believes in the phrase so much, he had it trademarked and emblazoned on a Mickey Mouse doll. In hilarious fashion, the skit poked fun at a controversial bill that—in its intent to protect intellectual property rights—dipped into issues like censorship and e-commerce. The voluminous bill—which was more than 70 pages long—would have put legal mechanisms in place to shut down Internet websites suspected of directly or indirectly infringing on intellectual property rights. Introduced by Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith, H.R. 3261 or the Stop Online Privacy Act, had both widespread opposition and support from the biggest media companies in the country. SOPA’s counterpart in the Senate, S. 968, or the Protect IP Act of 2011, granted authority to the U.S. attorney general to take action against a registrant of a foreign domain name by an Internet site dedicated to infringing activities. If enacted, SOPA would have enabled the attorney general to seek court orders that would have shut down websites “committing or facilitating” intellectual property rights infringements; required Internet providers to block sites infringing on these rights; included among criminal offenses copies of public performances; and increased the penalties for violations of intellectual property rights. Though lawmakers held a markup session at the end of 2011, they ultimately decided to postpone further action until this legislative session. On Jan. 20, Smith indefinitely postponed consideration of the bill saying: “The committee will continue work with both copyright owners and Internet companies to develop proposals that combat online piracy and protect America’s intellectual property. We welcome input from all organizations and individuals who have an honest difference of opinion about how best to address this widespread problem. The committee remains committed to finding a solution to the problem of online piracy that protects American intellectual property and innovation.” As evidenced by the nature of the companies and sites that publicly denounced the legislation—names like Wikipedia and Craigslist—the bill’s scope encompassed far more than the intellectual property rights (and revenues) it sought to protect. Because the proposed legislation gave the AG the ability to shut down websites through court orders, many worried about the bill’s potential to stifle creative sharing and free e-commerce. Wikipedia staged its first-ever public protest by shutting down its English site for 24 hours on Jan. 18. Several other sites, including Reddit and XDA, followed or threatened to follow suit. Craigslist, the free classifieds site, posted a prominent “Stop SOPA and PIPA” note on its homepage. Perhaps more importantly, the bill had many wondering whether the controls put in place by this legislation bordered on censorship. “In the U.S., our legal system maintains that the burden of proof is on the accuser, and that people are innocent until proven guilty,” the blog site Wordpress recently posted in a message to its users. “This tenet seems to be on the chopping block when it comes to the web if these bills pass, as companies could shut down sites based on accusation alone.” Among Boise’s community of musicians, filmmakers and producers, artists have much to say on the subject. If the points they raise are any indication, the exhaustive debate on the challenges and issues surrounding intellectual property rights will continue to rage.





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Support for SOPA and PIPA proposed legislation shifted rapidly over the last few weeks. Here’s a breakdown of how the sides lined up in the final days.

REPRESENTATIVES ON SOPA Jan. 19 Support Oppose Leaning No Undecided

27 87 34 286

Jan. 20 Support Oppose Leaning No Undecided

24 157 43 250

Jan. 23 Support Oppose Leaning No Undecided

26 114 43 250

Jan. 24 Support Oppose Leaning No Undecided

25 117 49 242


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Jan. 19 Support Oppose Leaning No Undecided

37 21 6 36

Jan. 20 Support Oppose Leaning No Undecided

36 30 8 34

Jan. 23 Support Oppose Leaning No Undecided

35 22 10 33

Jan. 24 Support Oppose Leaning No Undecided

31 22 15 32

—Information courtesy ProPublica

Neither of Idaho’s representatives are members of the House Judiciary Committee, where the bill was waiting further action, but both spoke to BW about the bill before it was shelved. Rep. Raul Labrador expressed his concerns with SOPA in an email to Boise Weekly: “While piracy is an international problem that stifles creativity and impedes economic growth, the implementation of SOPA would have created serious problems of its own,” Labrador said. “I am pleased that the Judiciary Committee has scaled back its efforts to pass this bill and remain hopeful that we can craft a bill that protects intellectual property, as well as the open and entrepreneurial nature of the Internet itself.” According to Nikki Watts, Rep. Mike Simpson’s communications director, his office was still reviewing the legislation and did not take a position before it died in committee. SOPA’s counterpart in the Senate, known as PIPA, was co-sponsored by Sen. Jim Risch. His office said that when it was introduced and at the following hearing there was no opposition. Later, after some in the Internet community began to express concerns about some of the provisions, Risch decided to reexamine the bill. “Online piracy is a very, very serious problem,” Risch said in a statement. “Recently, concerns have been raised about the proposed legislation that warrant another look at the bill. I am willing to take more time to re-examine the bill to see if those issues have merit, and if so, what changes can be made to resolve those concerns.” SOPA and PIPA’s big-name supporters included Comcast/NBC Universal, Viacom and Capitol Records. Its opponents and critics included Discover, AOL, Facebook and Google. Supporters were quick to point out that the bill targeted “rogue sites,” those outside the reach of U.S. law. Its critics said the bill had widespread negative implications rooted in the restriction of online access. The Motion Picture Association of America, a vocal supporter of SOPA, referred to the legislation and its related bills as “Rogue Websites” legislation. “The potential harm from rogue sites— exposure to malware, identity theft, unsafe and untested medicines and other counterfeit products, and lost jobs and income for creative workers—is profound,” MPAA stated on its website. Like many artists, Nathan Snyder, a communications professor at Boise State and a video producer, appreciates the need to protect creative works and fairly compensate artists for those works. But he doesn’t view SOPA as the solution to the problems with copyright infringement. Snyder produces videos for his YouTube channel, which recently surpassed 400,000 hits on his videos using completely original material. He attributes the popularity of his channel to his unusual niche audience: 30- to 60-year-old men interested in media production and electronic music. When his channel received more than 300,000 hits, Google approached him with an ad-sharing deal. Though Snyder certified to Google that he had complete ownership of the content in his videos, the Internet company ultimately denied him the deal because it could not prove outright ownership. So although Snyder believes the

copyright system protects bigger brands, it doesn’t necessarily work as well with small or “do-it-yourself” producers. Snyder said he is “completely conflicted” on the issue of SOPA because of the unresolved copyright issues. Although he appreciates the need for brand protection, he said the system in place allows protection for far too long. “The reason I’m so conflicted is because I think copyright is good if it’s used right,” Snyder said. “The U.S. system places too long a life on copyright right now, and I think it’s unfair. Ideas should go to public domain much quicker than they do now.” Snyder said it was hard for him to support SOPA because it didn’t get at the fundamental issue from his perspective: “This whole issue [SOPA] would go away if we settled the copyright issue. It’s a non-issue. We’re stuck dealing with a symptom instead of initial cause.” The general feeling seems to be that the proposed legislation took too broad a sweep on the multi-tiered, multi-faceted nature of creative work. In some cases, open sharing has benefited certain mediums better than others. Steve Fulton, Boise recording artist and owner of the recording studio Audio Lab, said in terms of music, the current copyright protections system, while not be perfect, works fine. Fulton, who described his music as “hybrid singer-songwriter of funky reggae rock,” has been jamming for 25 years. “In most cases, with music anyway, when someone is ‘stealing’ your stuff, it is not for them to profit from but to enjoy and actually that just helps spread the word about that artist,” Fulton said. “Kinda like when Radiohead put their record up for free, they were embracing that idea and then following up to disseminate their work.” Fulton supported the intent of the bill, but he didn’t support its broad reach. “It is pretty deep and a typical bill that is so complex that it is truly impossible to really understand everything about. But I think the basic idea is good. It’s just way too general and has the potential to cripple some very important e-commerce, especially in the online music industry,” he said. He believes proposed legislation should specify targeted media. “It needs to departmentalize the issue and, yes, there is an issue with piracy,” Fulton said. “But this is likened to flooding the Earth to wash away the percentage of unclean thoughts and then what? Start over?” From his perspective, the issue of intellectual property rights is multi-tiered and needs to be split into categories (music, video, literature, etc.) because a blanket proposal doesn’t work for all disciplines and their industries. He said he has never had anyone steal anything from him, except for a couple of CDs through the years. “There are differences in the way, say, music is sold online vs. the way excerpts from writers are used and the way YouTube promotes an artist or movie. ... [SOPA] is just too general,” Fulton said. Despite these differences, two commonalities remain: The Internet has become an indispensable tool in the dissemination of media and the relationship between artist and Internet is mostly beneficial. Greg Bayne, a local filmmaker and owner of the production company LovelyMachine, WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

believes the Internet is where the independent film economy will thrive going forward. He opposed SOPA and voiced his opinion in industry articles and letters to Simpson. “My general feeling is that it’s a very bad piece of legislation. I know many like to preface that with ‘well intentioned,’ but I don’t know that I’m convinced of that,” he said. The legislation could have easily put “fair use” into question simply by the “act of a corporation now having the power to, without a court, shut your site down for a claim of infringement,” Bayne said. “The problem with SOPA is that it paints everything in black or white, and in that likely, or definitely, handicaps the rest of us,” he said. He points out that many independent video producers rely on free sharing sites to help promote their work. So the level of potential disruption created by legal actions taken through SOPA could have been extremely detrimental to the independent film industry. “I know folks say ‘it will never happen,’ but there could be instances in which video-sharing sites, which are becoming more and more crucial in the sharing of both entertainment and videobased information, are completely shut down due to the claim against one user,” he said. While he recognizes the vast divide—in terms of protection needs—between the mainstream film industry and the independent film industry, Bayne doesn’t see the need for additional legal protection at this time. “I get that there is a much more complicated view of all this when it comes to multimillion-dollar companies who are trying to stop the bleeding of profits, but generally, no, I don’t see the need for additional legal protection. Not those proposed via SOPA at least,” he said. SOPA came about because one industry, the Internet—and other new technologies— was disrupting another industry, primarily large entertainment companies who have had little to no competition in the past 50 years, Bayne said. This premise of one industry attempting to regulate another concerns him. “I think the primary issue with SOPA is that it, like the industry that is heavily behind it, paints everything with the brush of infringement instead of taking a true hard WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

look at the culture of sharing, and how it truly is worlds away from that actual act of piracy, which I would define as someone taking my film, repackaging it and selling it via their own means, site, what have you, as their own and for their own profit,” Bayne said. He admits that he doesn’t have a solution to the problem of lost revenues. But he said that a solution-based conversation to all the issues SOPA encompassed has to begin with an attempt at understanding the shift in culture rather than simply blaming piracy for revenue loss. MarkMonitor, an international brandprotection company founded in Boise, supports protections against intellectual property rights and is contributing to the debate on the issues but did not take a formal stand on the legislation. “We were founded more than 10 years ago because we realized that the Internet would have a tremendous effect on intellectual property and brands,” said Te Smith, vice president of communications for MarkMonitor. “Those effects are two-fold: creating new and innovative commercial opportunities as well as new vectors for abuse and consumer harm,” she said. “Assisting our customers in protecting their intellectual property and consumer in the digital world is our focus.” Smith said that the company is “gratified to see these issues receiving national debate and to contributing to that debate,” but it is not planning to issue any statements. SOPA may or may not have been the right solution to copyright infringement, but the debate is far from over. At press time, several Polish websites were reportedly planning to go dark on Jan. 24 to protest the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, which would establish international protections on intellectual property rights. In October the United States signed the agreement, as did Australia, Canada, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Morocco and Singapore. The European Union, Mexico and Switzerland are also expected to sign. Critics claim ACTA is more far reaching than SOPA. Additionally, many criticize the secrecy with which the treaty has been negotiated. SOPA may be dead but the issue of Internet censorship is far from being settled.

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Idaho Dance Theatre lands at the Boise State SPEC.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY JAN. 26-29 dance You can-can have a monstrously good time at Young Frankenstein.

THURSDAY JAN. 26 musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Local theater lovers don’t need to travel to the Big Apple to get their Broadway fix. Broadway will return to Boise on Thursday, Jan. 26, with the musical adaptation of Mel Brooks’ 1974 film Young Frankenstein. This theatrical rendition stays true to the film, while adding a flare that can only be found on the stage. For those unfamiliar with the story of Young Frankenstein, don’t be spooked by the title. Rather than trying to evoke fear, this account of the familiar figure parodies the horror genre, infusing the tale with song and dance. After opening on Broadway in 2007, the musical had a two-year run before transitioning into a traveling show. Young Frankenstein is now on its second national tour, which includes Boise this time. Sure, you might not think a monster pieced together from various body parts could cut a rug, but you’d be surprised by just how light those platform boots really are—that is unless he actually has two left feet. 7 p.m., $45-$75. Morrison Center, 2201 W. Cesar Chavez Lane, 208-426-1609,

WEDNESDAYSATURDAY JAN. 25-28 theater GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES On elementary school playgrounds, there is often a

fixture prime for high-altitude jumping. Kids catapult themselves off for no real reason other than falling sidelong into the gravel below. But such a tumble at that young, made-of-plastic age sometimes requires a trip to the nurse’s office. In Gruesome Playground Injuries, Rajiv Joseph (the American playwright behind Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) places two characters

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on the paper-covered tables at the nurse’s office. Eightyear-old Kayleen, suffering a stomachache, meets Doug after he survives an attempt to ride his bike off the roof of the school. The play encompasses three decades in the lives of Kayleen and Doug, chronicling their powerful connection. Joseph came up with the idea for the play with a friend

IDT WINTER PERFORMANCE Idaho Dance Theatre’s Winter 2012 showcase will highlight the creative work of not just one, but three choreographers—talk about bang for your artistic buck. Co-Artistic Director Carl Rowe directs the first of the three, a new piece inspired by his ventures into cyberspace and the evening news. While it might seem like an unlikely source of inspiration, Row promises the dance will push the dancers’ limitations and conclude with a special personal message from the performers. For the second part of the show, fellow Co-Artistic Director Marla Hansen will reinvigorate her popular “Love Hurts” piece performed to the music of Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. The work explores the complexity of human relationships, from our obsession with celebrities to the strife of a bad breakup. The performance promises to be highly visual, with lots of emotional surprises and a climactic ending. The final piece in the show, “Silent Past,” is choreographed by Trey McIntyre Project dancer Lauren Edson. Set to classical composer Michael Nyman’s dramatic score from the film, The Piano, the music will closely guide the physical movements of the dancers, with various nuances in the routine calculated in-line with a quick staccato or sharp melody. Best of all, Idaho Dance Theatre is sympathetic toward the current not-so-great economic conditions. For the show’s preview performance, IDT is asking for a minimum $5 donation. Preview Thursday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m., $5 suggested donation; Friday, Jan. 27-Saturday, Jan. 28, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 29, 2 p.m.; $10-$35. Boise State Special Events Center, 1910 University Drive, 208-331-9592,

over drinks in a New York bar, their tales of childhood injuries too perfect to pass up talking about. Joseph tells their stor y with his unique, dark flair—the same style that made him a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize with Bengal Tiger. His wry comedy paired with a reverent approach to the beauty and pain of life—and his perfectly titled plays—create a wholly Holy experience. (Joseph originally trained to become

a Catholic priest, eventually finding his passion in playwriting.) Boise Contemporary Theater will open the nationally renowned play beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 25, and running through Saturday, Feb. 18, with several Saturday matinees. Previews Wednesday, Jan. 25-Friday, Jan. 27; opening night Saturday, Jan. 28; 8 p.m.; $10-$32. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., 208-331-9224,

FRIDAY JAN. 27 lit lushes REDISCOVERED BOOK AND WINE TOUR Ask most BW staffers what their idea of heaven is and it’s a pretty safe bet that it involves some combination of really good books and really good booze. That’s why we were suddenly dizzy with exciteWWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M



Chill out with some chili at TRICA’s Old Timey Chili Feed.

SATURDAY JAN. 28 battle of the beans TRICA OLD TIMEY CHILI FEED In the wide world of chili, there are two main warring factions—the bean-lovers and the hardline no-bean fanatics. Traditionally, Texas-style chili doesn’t have beans—a popular saying goes, “If you know beans about chili, you know chili ain’t got no beans”—while vegetarian versions tend to be chock full of them. But the bean divide isn’t the only point of chili contention: there are also those who swear by a specific brand of chili powder, the cumin lovers and haters, and the tomato vs. anti-tomato crowd. But while chili can divide us, it can also unite us. And TRICA has set out to prove that with its inaugural Old Timey Chili Feed on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 6-9 p.m. The North End children’s arts Mecca will open up the doors to the partially renovated Immanuel Methodist Episcopal Church for an evening filled with hot chili, cold beer and live music. Artists Ben Wilson and April VanDeGrift will be painting faces, and TRICA founder Jon Swarthout will be making balloon animals. Porch-stomping Americana act Jonathan Warren and the Billygoats will be joined by Tony Anderson and Thomas Paul and friends. Payette Brewing will serve up the suds and TRICA will give tours of the old church space. TRICA is currently in the middle of its Get Your TRICA Wings Community Campaign, in which it hopes to raise $600,000 to restore the former church sanctuary and transform it into a classroom and performance space. TRICA has already received $2.1 million in donations over the years, which have gone to restore the historic building’s crumbling infrastructure. You can help TRICA and feed your face with chili all for free, though donations will be accepted. The Old Timey Chili Feed is an all-ages, kid-friendly event. 6-9 p.m., FREE, donations accepted. TRICA, 1406 Eastman St., 208-344-2220,

ment when we realized that Rediscovered Bookshop has put the two together without us having to cross into the hereafter. In a moment of divine inspiration, the crew at Rediscovered developed its first Winter Book and Wine Tour, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27. Here’s how it works: Attendees will rotate among four stations representing


different genres of literature (contemporary fiction, historical fiction, mystery and biography/memoir), where they will hear presentations on several books. Each station will also include tastings of different wines selected by the experts at The Basque Market. After everyone has made a full lap, each person will get to take home his or her favorite book and bottle of

The Most Interesting Man in the World may belong to C. Hunt—not Dos Equis.

TUESDAY JAN. 31 radio play BLIP PRESENTS C. HUNT’S A PARIS STORY Gone are the vast ornamental radio cabinets of the 1920s, which turned electronic equipment into antique furniture with lacquered wood exteriors yielding to small brass knobs or ivory handles. Radio plays—the installment-based precursors to television programming—couldn’t have asked for a more classy display. That longing for the Golden Age of radio isn’t lost on Black Linen Introduces Playwrights. In BLIP’s continued endeavors to shine a spotlight on local theater, it will host a special evening at Hyde Park Books on Tuesday, Jan. 31, showcasing a recording fit for an antique, four-tube RCA radio. The program is an adapted version of graphic artist C. Hunt’s A Paris Story, a fast-paced adventure serial with a death-defying romance. The tale places debonair thrill-seeker Archer in pursuit of Catherine, his long-lost flame. Archer’s former travels include Batman-esque battles with a shark and an African lion hunt a la Ernest Hemingway. Archer is pretty much the embodiment of the Dos Equis guy. Catch C. Hunt, voice actors from Homegrown Theater and a live foley recording by Thomas Paul. It promises to be an evening fit for a flapper girl. 7-9:30 p.m., FREE. Hyde Park Books, 1507 N. 13th St., 208-429-8220,

wine out of those presented. The store will close its doors to the public for the night, so wine-book tourists will get the place all to themselves. Space is limited to 40 people, so plan ahead

Drive down Main Street and you’ll spot a large white horse perched atop the Pioneer Tent Building. Both the sign and the building feel like they’re plucked from an earlier era—a time of horse-drawn wagons, full skirts and dusty saloons. And that’s because they are. In 1900, Pioneer Tent and Awning Co. opened its doors at Boise Double Take is Fifth and Main streets. After a available at Rediscovered decade, the business expanded Bookshop, Trip Taylor to a building on the northBooksellers and in the gift east corner of Sixth and Main shops of the Idaho State streets—a building that housed Historical Museum and both minstrel shows and the the Idaho State Capitol. first two sessions of the Territorial Legislature. Pioneer Tent operated out of the space until it closed in 1972. Now, after more than a century, the building teems with small businesses like Idaho Indie Made and Jenny’s Lunch Line. This is one of many nuggets of local history you’ll find in Boise Double Take, Rich Binsacca’s black-and-white photo-illustrated book. Binsacca, who served on the Ada County Historic Preservation Council, compiled photos from the Idaho State Historical Society Library and Archives and positioned them next to modern shots of the same locations and included historical factoids. You’ll find a snapshot of students reading in a Washington Elementary School classroom in 1931 and 2005, and a photo of the Egyptian Theatre all lit-up at twilight in 1937 and 2007 among many others. —Tara Morgan

if you want to partake of the heavenly combination. 7 p.m., $40. Rediscovered Bookshop, 180 N. Eighth St., 208-376-4229,

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8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY JAN. 25 Festivals & Events MLK CELEBRATION WITH NATIONAL POETRY SLAM CHAMPION—Boise State’s MLK Living Legacy Celebration presents Roger Bonair-Agard, a two-time National Poetry Slam champion. His poems explore the intersection of life in America as an immigrant and life in his native Trinidad. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Building, Hatch Ballroom, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-INFO, sub.

On Stage

Calls to Artists

Talks & Lectures

GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES— This play about two 8-year-olds and how their relationship endures twists and turns during the following three decades of their lives explores themes of love, friendship, pain and healing. See Picks, Page 16. 8 p.m. $15 and up. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224,

BOISE WEEKLY COVER AUCTION GRANT—Each year Boise Weekly hosts its annual Cover Art Auction, when we sell off a year’s worth of cover art from local artists. For the last decade we’ve been giving away the proceeds of our annual auction to arts organizations and individual artists. To apply for one of this year’s grants, submit a proposal answering a series of questions, which can be found at Proposals must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3. See Arts News, Page 24. For more information, please contact Office Manager Shea Sutton at 208-344-2055 or shea@ Boise Weekly, 523 Broad St., Boise, 208-344-2055,

WINTER WEDNESDAYS LUNCH AND LEARN— Learn all about the diverse species of raptors along the Boise River and where to best view them. Gourmet soup, salad and bread lunch by Open Table Catering. Questions? Call 208-344-2225. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $16.50. MK Nature Center, 600 S. Walnut St., Boise, 208-334-2225, fishandgame.

THURSDAY JAN. 26 On Stage GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES— See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $15 and up. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, IDAHO DANCE THEATRE’S WINTER SHOW PREVIEW NIGHT—Idaho Dance Theatre, Boise’s first professional contemporary dance company, performs its winter show filled with a new work from Artistic Director Carl Rowe, the return of Marla Hansen’s popular “Love Hurts,” and Lauren Edson’s “Silent Past.” See Picks, Page 16. 8 p.m. Pay-what-you-can. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise, sub. LIQUID LAUGHS COMEDY SHOW: TROY BAXLEY—Catch the hilarity of comedians Troy Baxley, Gretchen Hess and local MC Gabe Dunn. Tickets can be purchased at Liquid or Solid, at or by calling 208-941-2459. 7 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, OUT OF ORDER—When Richard Willey, a government junior minister, plans to spend the evening with one of the opposition’s typists, things go disastrously wrong. 7:30 p.m. $12.50, $9 students and seniors. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE—While others attempt to find Elizabeth a husband among unsuitable suitors, she remains independent until she meets Mr. Darcy. Can there be a happy ending in the midst of pride and prejudice? Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. 7 p.m. $10-$18. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208385-0021, UNNECESSARY FARCE—Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go. In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s being videotaped, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes. 7:30 p.m. $15. 251 N. Orchard St., Boise, 208-342-2000, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN—The stage reincarnation of the classic Mel Brooks movie, part of the Broadway In Boise 2011-2012 season. See Picks, Page 16. 7 p.m. $45-$75. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1609,

FRIDAY JAN. 27 On Stage FOREVER PLAID—Following a fatal car crash, four young male singers are given the chance they’ve always longed for-—posthumously. The Plaids will have you rolling in the aisles when you’re not humming along to some of the great nostalgic pop hits of the ’50s. Dinner catered by Brick 29 Bistro. Tickets available at or by calling 208468-2385. 7:30 p.m. $25, $35 dinner and show. Masonic Event Center, 320 11th Ave. S., Nampa, 208-442-9200,

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ver the years the Boise Nordic Foundation has done a lot to enhance Nordic activities at the Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area. We had a hand in building the fabulous Nordic Lodge and Trailhead facility. We put sweat equity into new trails and the ground-breaking solar powered trail lighting system. Now we’re looking to the next big project. Imagine Bogus Basin being a destination for athletes training for biathlon. Biathlon is an exciting sport combining the athleticism of Nordic skiing with the skill and precision of target shooting. The sport has a long history in Idaho, with multiple international and Olympic athletes hailing from the Gem State. Four-time Olympic competitor Lyle Nelson is among them, as is Sara Studebaker, who most recently competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.C., and is now aiming for a slot on the U.S. Olympic team for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Sara started competing as a member of the Bogus Basin Nordic Team, which is

Boise Nordic Foundation P.O. Box 85, Boise, ID 83701

an organization you support with your attendance of the Banff Mountain Film Festival every year. Bogus Basin is an ideal location for a biathlon range. The varied and rolling terrain is located close to the state’s most populated metropolitan area. And because there are no other biathlon ranges in Idaho, such a facility would serve as a magnet to other athletes looking to train for biathlon events. The sport really captures the imagination of kids who might not otherwise be interested in ordinary Nordic skiing, as well as adult skiers looking for new challenges that combine a great workout with a precision skill. Already there is great interest and support in the community for establishing a biathlon range at Bogus Basin. Let’s build on that interest and make something that can attract even more young people and adults to the trails at Bogus Basin.


Contributions to the Boise Nordic Foundation’s Biathlon Project can be sent to the following address:













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FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: From the film All.I.Can: The Short Cut; From the film The Man and the Mammoth.


ALL.I.CAN: THE SHORT CUT Best Feature-length Mountain Film Canada, 2011, 11 minutes Directed by: Dave Mossop, Eric Crossland

Stunning time-lapse sequences, creative visuals, great skiers, and deep powder are highlights of this excerpt from the award-winning feature film that looks at snow sports and the environment.

THE TRAIL COLLECTOR Switzerland, 2010, 5 minutes Directed and produced by: Tom Malecha Focus: Mountain biking

People collect all kinds of things: stamps, coins, art – this is a collection of trails.



Best Film - Exploration and Adventure USA, 2011, 42 minutes Directed and produced by: Ben Stookesbury Focus: Exploration, kayaking

“Kadoma” is the nickname for Hendri Coetzee, a legendary South African kayaker who is known for exploring some of Africa’s wildest rivers. In December 2010, American pro kayakers Chris Korbulic and Ben Stookesbury followed Coetzee into the Democratic Republic of Congo for a first descent of the dangerous Lukuga River. Seven weeks into the expedition, tragedy struck.

THE MAN AND THE MAMMOTH Canada, 2010, 6 minutes Directed by: Callum Peterson Focus: Animation, skiing

A caveman discovers skiing, thanks to his new friendship with a woolly mammoth. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: From the film Chasing Water; From the film Reel Rock: Ice Revolution

CHASING WATER Best Short Mountain Film USA, 2011, 18 minutes Directed by: Peter McBride Focus: Environment

Pete McBride grew up on a ranch in Western Colorado, a child of the Colorado River. After a life spent visiting other countries to tell stories as a National Geographic photojournalist, in 2008 Pete decided to follow the water from his family’s ranch to see where it ends up. This is the story of Pete’s journey, and a story about the lifeblood of the American West.


USA, 2011, 16 minutes Directed by: Nick Waggoner Focus: Ski, snowboard

In the high desert of South America, winter takes hold, and a handful of drifters emerge from the whiteout, ready to cast their lot onto inhospitable lands and forsaken peaks. Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness is the inspiration for a poetic and visually stunning film that ventures beyond the frontiers of most mountain sports films.

REEL ROCK: ORIGINS – OBE & ASHIMA USA, 2011, 23 minutes Directed and produced by: Josh Lowell Focus: Bouldering, competition

There’s a 9-year-old girl from New York City taking the bouldering world by storm, and her name is Ashima Shiraishi. Guided by her coach and former bouldering star Obe Carrion, this tiny master is crushing competitions and raising the bar for her peers. A trip to the bouldering mecca of Hueco Tanks provides a glimpse of the past for Obe and the start of amazing new adventures for Ashima.


REEL ROCK: ICE REVOLUTION USA, 2011, 13 minutes Directed and produced by: Josh Lowell Focus: Ice climbing

A revolution is taking place, led by Canadian maniac Will Gadd. After 30 years of ice climbing, Gadd has finally realized his dream of climbing radically overhanging, heinously difficult ice at British Columbia’s spectacular Helmcken Falls. Gadd and Tim Emmett dodge exploding icicle bombs and ascend the hardest pure ice climb in the world.


USA, 2010, 4 minutes Directed and produced by: Skip Armstrong Focus: Kayaking

Deep canyons with steep, spring-fed creeks provide Kate Wagner with a soul-session in this paddling paradise.


ON THE TRAIL OF GENGHIS KHAN: THE LAST FRONTIER People’s Choice Award Australia, 2011, 46 minutes Directed by: Tim Cope Focus: Adventure, exploration, culture

On an epic journey of truly historic proportions, Australian Tim Cope, his band of horses, and his dog Tigon travel overland 10,000 km from Mongolia to Hungary, following the footsteps of legendary warrior and nomad Genghis Khan. Cope visits distant parts of the world rarely seen, places on the cusp of modernity yet proud of nomadic traditions. The Last Frontier captures the culmination of his stunning three-year journey, the crossing of the Carpathian Mountains.

SKI BUMS NEVER DIE Canada, 2011, 4 minutes Directed by: Eric Crosland Focus: Snow sports

What does it take to be a ski bum? An unending dedication to powder skiing? The ability to do anything in your ski boots? A lifelong quest for deep snow? Find out with this unusual and inspiring band of skiers in the Kootenay region of British Columbia.

GRAND LIBRE AU GRAND CAP France, 2011, 18 minutes Directed and produced by: Bertrand Delapierre Focus: Climbing

Join Arnaud Petit and Stéphanie Bodet as they attempt what might be the toughest route in the Alps, a majestic 3,900 metre pinnacle that juts from the Mont Blanc Massif – Grand Capucin. Close camera work and lively discussion along the route allow us intimate access to a refreshing and effective climbing partnership.

THE FREEDOM CHAIR Best Film - Mountain Sports Canada, 2011, 15 minutes Directed and produced by: Mike Douglas Focus: Snow sports

Josh Dueck was an aspiring skier and coach until a ski accident in 2004 changed his life for good. Despite his comeback and success in the world of competitive sit-skiing, he wasn’t content. Josh’s dream is to tackle the backcountry and the steepest and wildest mountains in the world – and with his infectious outlook, he may just catch his dream.


Grand Prize Best Film – Climbing USA, 2011, 19 minutes Directed and produced by: Anson Fogel Focus: Mountaineering

Experience Gasherbrum II in the middle of a deep, dark winter as seen from the raw, honest perspective of alpinist Cory Richard’s camera. This film deftly captures the interwoven roles of pain, fear, and doubt – and reveals a harrowing descent that amplifies their isolation and exposure.


FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: From the film Cold; From the film Reel Rock: Sketchy Andy; From the film Hanuman Airlines; From the film C.A.R.C.A.


ON ASSIGNMENT: JIMMY CHIN USA, 2010, 6 minutes Directed and produced by: Renan Ozturk Focus: Photography, climbing, outdoor culture

A brief portrait of a passionate athlete who has melded climbing and photography. Jimmy Chin believes that “the most honest photos happen when both the subject and the photographer are just in the moment, and the rest of the world has just fallen away.”


ing into the future as he solos the world’s longest high-lines and masters the hardest aerial tricks, while pushing his equipment to the limit. As Andy goes higher, harder, and faster with climbing, slack, and B.A.S.E., we all wonder how far he can go before it’ll be one step over the line.


Best Film – Mountain Environment USA, 2011, 44 minutes Directed and produced by: Trip Jennings Focus: Environment, photography

Photographers join the Gitga’at First Nation of British Columbia in an attempt to photograph the legendary spirit bear, with the help of a local guide who is deeply connected to the bear and its environment, a place threatened by a proposed oil pipeline.

USA, 2011, 22 minutes Directed by: Peter Mortimer Focus: Slack lining, BASE Jumping, craziness!

American climbing dirtbag Andy Lewis is taking the discipline of slacklin-


TOWERS OF THE ENNEDI USA, 2011, 14 minutes Directed and produced by: Renan Ozturk Focus: Climbing, exploration

The Ennedi Desert of Chad is a hot, sand-scoured and unfriendly place. But from its vast belly rise clusters of breathtakingly lovely spires, towers, and rock formations. Veteran climber Mark Synnott – known more for his far-flung adventures than his technical accomplishments – brings young climbing stars Alex Honnold and James Pearson to the Ennedi to explore its untouched landscapes.

HANUMAN AIRLINES USA, 2011, 26 minutes Directed by: Hamilton Pevec Focus: Paragliding, climbing, exploration

travel to an ocean they have never seen.


USA, 2011, 4 minutes Directed and produced by: Skip Armstrong Focus: Kayaking

Brian Ward discovers an unexpected and new-found love for water, in its frozen and expanded form.


Canada, 2011, 8 minutes Directed and produced by: Adam Bailey Focus: Humour, avalanche rescue

One man’s quest to revolutionize the world of animal avalanche rescue.

Two Nepali adventurers channel the Hindu God of Wind on their mission to launch a paraglider from Mount Everest’s summit and


8 DAYS OUT GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES— See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $15 and up. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, bctheater. org. IDAHO DANCE THEATRE’S WINTER SHOW—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $10-$35. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise, sub. LIQUID LAUGHS COMEDY SHOW: TROY BAXLEY—See Thursday. 7 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, OUT OF ORDER—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $12.50, $9 students and seniors. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-3425104, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE—See Thursday. 6:15 p.m. $39 dinner and show or $20 show. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208385-0021, UNNECESSARY FARCE—See Thursday. 8:15 p.m. $15. 251 N. Orchard St., Boise, 208-3422000, VA VA VA VA VAUDEVILLE—The Red Light Variety Show, Fool Squad and Off Center Dance present this classic variety show with all-things vaudeville. Musical guest the Frim Fram 4 will play as well. Tickets available at 9 p.m. $15 advance, $20 door. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297,

Literature WINTER BOOK AND WINE TOUR—Tour four literary genres: bio/ memoir, contemporary fiction, mystery and historical fiction. Each stop will have some favorite books chosen by Rediscovered’s staff paired with wines hand-picked by The Basque Market. Space is limited to 40 participants. Fee includes a book and bottle to take home. See Picks, Page 16. 7 p.m. $40. Rediscovered Bookshop, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3764229,

SATURDAY JAN. 28 Festivals & Events MARDI GRAS: UNE AFFAIRE PARISIENNE—Opera Idaho’s biggest fundraiser of the year will be based on the theme of An Affair in Paris, featuring fine Parisian foods and costumes. 6 p.m. $150. Arid Club, 1137 W. River St., Boise, 208- 343-4631,



OLD-TIMEY CHILI FEED—Enjoy some tasty chili and brews from Payette Brewing Co. while you swing to music from Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats, Tony Anderson and Thomas Paul and Friends. Donations will benefit the Treasure Valley Institute for Childrens Arts’ campaign to restore the historic Immanuel Methodist church and turn it into TRICA’s permanent home. See Picks, Page 17. 6-9 p.m. FREE. TRICA, 1406 Eastman St., Boise, 208-344-2220,

On Stage FOREVER PLAID—See Friday. 7:30 p.m. $25, $35 dinner and show. Masonic Event Center, 320 11th Ave. S., Nampa, 208442-9200, masoniceventcenter. com. GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES— See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $15 and up. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, bctheater. org. IDAHO DANCE THEATRE’S WINTER SHOW—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $10-$35. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise, sub. LIQUID LAUGHS COMEDY SHOW: TROY BAXLEY—See Thursday. 7 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, OUT OF ORDER—See Thursday. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. $12.50, $9 students and seniors. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE—See Thursday. 6:15 p.m. $39 dinner and show or $20 show. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208385-0021, UNNECESSARY FARCE—See Thursday. 8:15 p.m. $15. 251 N. Orchard St., Boise, 208-3422000,

SUNDAY JAN. 29 On Stage IDAHO DANCE THEATRE’S WINTER SHOW—See Thursday. 2 p.m. $10-$35. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise, sub.




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


LIQUID LAUGHS COMEDY SHOW: TROY BAXLEY—See Thursday. 7 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379,


ASHES Same crimes, different times ... ... DCI Gene Hunt rolls up his sleeves and embraces the 80s. But DI Alex Drake, battling with her own sense of dislocation, is the last person Gene expects to meet.







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MONDAY JAN. 30 Odds & Ends BOISE OPEN MIC MONDAY— Musicians, poets and comedians are welcome to take their turn on stage. Featuring $2 well drinks, $2.25 PBR pints and $7.50 PBR pitchers. 8 p.m. FREE. Ha’ Penny Irish Pub and Grill, 855 Broad St., Ste. 250, Boise, 208-3435568,

TUESDAY JAN. 31 On Stage BLIP LIVE RADIO PLAY—Join graphic artist C. Hunt, actors from HomeGrown Theater and musician Thomas Paul for this story of an adventurer named Archer and his love interest Catherine. See Picks, Page 17. 7 p.m. FREE, $5 suggested donation. Hyde Park Books, 1507 N. 13th St., Boise, 208-429-8220,

Workshops & Classes BASIC SEWING SKILLS—Learn how to use a sewing machine, select and purchase fabric, read a pattern and put in a zipper in this four-week class. Machines and sewing tools provided. For more info, email 9:30 a.m.-noon. $50. Bluebird Quilt Studio, 1309 Second St. S., Ste. A, Nampa, 208-467-4148,

WEDNESDAY FEB. 1 Festivals & Events LNL PRESENTS YOU AND ME VALENTINES DANCE—Dress up and take your date to enjoy a live DJ, appetizers courtesy of Locavore, $1 drinks from 6-7 p.m., $2 glasses of wine, raffle prizes and couples photos. For more info, email 6 p.m. $5. The Red Room Tavern, 1519 W. Main St., Boise, 208-331-0956,

On Stage GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES—See Wednesday, Jan. 25. 8 p.m. $15 and up. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224,

Portland, Ore.’s March Fourth marches to the beat of its own drummer.

FLAKES, HEISTS AND HYPE After months of skyward frowning, we finally got that dump of snow that every powder hound with an unused Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area ski pass has dreamed of. Ironically, on that very same day, Jan. 18, Curtis Stigers hosted Get Louder for Powder, a benefit for the previously barren Bogus. Undeterred by the slush, folks flocked to the Basque Block decked out in ski gear and threw back $1 Bogus burgers and copious amounts of $1 beer. According to BW Reporter Andrew Crisp, DJ Brad Rowen handled the block party until Stigers took the stage inside the Basque Center, alongside acts like Rebecca Scott and Bill Coffey. Check out a video of how loud the crowd actually got at The snow also couldn’t cool the heat steaming off the Egyptian Theatre dance floor at the March Fourth, Pimps of Joytime and Diego’s Umbrella show on Jan. 18. According to BW freelancer Mika Belle, more than 100 people packed the dance floor, an unusual occurrence at the seated venue. Belle noted that Diego’s Umbrella played post-modern gypsy dancehall while the Pimps of Joytime threw down booty-shaking funk, spiced with Latin jazz, and March Fourth brought back its wild, circus-themed live show. Check out a slideshow of the colorful performance online. On Jan. 19, Crisp traded his parka for a trench coat and headed over to the Idaho State Capitol for a lecture by Robert Wittman, founder of the FBI’s Art Crime Team. In addition to detailing his exploits solving international art crimes, Wittman also captivated the audience with footage from a hotel-room sting in Copenhagen and a slideshow that compared sexy Hollywood art thieves to their real-life, pasty-faced counterparts. Moving from heists to hype, BW New Media Czar Josh Gross checked out the album-release party for indie/blues/electronic darlings Atomic Mama on Jan. 20. Though the band has experienced a steady trajectory upward in its first year together, its set Friday night was disappointingly meh. According to Gross, the now trio—featuring Daniel Kerr (vocals and guitar), Jake Warnock (bass, keyboards and vocals), and new drummer Stephen Gere—didn’t start off strong with one of its signature psychedelic electro-epics but rather led with a series of “far less engaging bluesy rock songs with half the punch and none of the mind-blowing.” A series of problems with the monitor mix onstage also didn’t help. But once Atomic Mama went electro, the ass-shaking commenced. At the end of the night, the feverish crowd shouted “one more song” like it was the chorus to an ’80s rock anthem and the band obliged. And from beginnings to endings, Crisp checked out indie rock trio Low-Fi’s final show at Tom Grainey’s on Jan. 21. The band announced that it would be going on indefinite hiatus in early January, and its final show included a collection of hits and a moving Neil Young cover. Stay tuned for new projects from members Todd Sloan, Josh Gilmore and Kevin Alspach. —Tara Morgan

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Voodoo Glow Skulls ditch record label and release new album



Though being on Victory Records helped his band sell millions of records and tour the world, Frank Casillas, singer for ska-punk band Voodoo Glow Skulls, says the band doesn’t have any hard feelings about its split with the label. “It just kind of seemed like we were in the wrong place in that whole Victory Records era,” said Casillas. “So we weren’t disappointThese chaps don’t need a label to work some serious ska/punk voodoo. ed. We were just in limbo. We didn’t know what direction the music business was going of the band. But the decision wasn’t based entirely on to go in general.” “We’ve had guys in the band express that the romantic DIY ethic. And while many bands might see leaving a they’re not too happy about it,” said Casillas. “[Cortez has] got his routine down,” said genre-focused label that has moved millions of “When you’re on a long tour and you’re in Casillas. “He’s got his resources. For us, albums by marquee bands like Refused, Earth confined quarters with everybody like a bus Crisis and Atreyu as a step back, the Riverside, it’s a little bit easier to keep tabs. It’s more or a van, and you see the same person day in Calif.-based VGS viewed its new independence independent.” and day out, people are going to get on your Formed in 1988, VGS has endured the as a chance to do things over. But this time, the nerves. But they got their issues on the outside demise of the cassette, the rise and fall of the band is armed with 23 years of accumulated that we got to learn to tolerate, too.” CD, and the birth of the download and digiknowledge about the music industry. Another thing that matters to VGS is its tal streaming era—a retail cycle that has left “It’s hard for bands to take steps back and So-Cal heritage—something that’s present in go back to the way they were before they were many bands reliant on the record industry its sound, lyrical content and even its linguistic even signed,” said Casillas. “And for us, we’ve out in the cold. choices. The band routinely switches between Casillas speaks of friends’ bands who always had that DIY mentality, so we’re kind Spanish and English and has recorded albums played to crowds of thousands a few years of in a good spot.” in both languages, which has aided its internaVGS made its ninth album, Break the Spell, ago, who are now struggling to fill nighttional touring efforts immensely. clubs, something they perceive as failure. in a home studio on its own schedule and “We didn’t start singing in Spanish and VGS isn’t one of those bands. terms. English as a gimmick for the band. It just “The way we perceive it is that things “We took four years to do this album,” came natural to us,” said Casillas. “It’s just have changed, times are tough, and from said Casillas. “We took our time and figured, part of our Southern California culture. our standards, that’s a good show playing ‘Hey, there’s no pressure. Music is changing. Whether you’re of Latino descent or not, in front of a couple hundred,” said Casillas. Record labels are changing. And retail music you’re just raised around that sort of culture “Instead of selling a couple million records, is changing. Let’s just write an album for in your face.” selling 5,000-10,000 is amazing nowadays ourselves first and then put it out there when One song on Break the Spell even breaks for our standards.” we’re ready.’” But Casillas’ optimism doesn’t come with- the wall down altogether. On Jan. 18 it unleashed a 14-track powder “On this one, we have a song called ‘Puro out caveats. keg of ska horns and snarling hardcore guitar Desmadre,’ which is like all hell breaks loose “The scene is a little different now,” said riffs iced with Casillas’ signature gruff and biCasillas. “It used to be more close-knit when in Spanish,” Casillas said. “It’s in Spanglish, lingual vocal style on the Internet. where one line is in Spanish and the next is in people had to rely on snail mail.” And though the band’s success on Victory And VGS is a band that understands close English. It’s the first time we’ve done someand its previous label, Epitaph, would likely thing like that.” ties. Beneath Casilhave been enough to Casillas is also particularly proud of some las’ vocals are his snag a lucrative deal of the vocal harmonies he worked out for two brothers, Eddie for Break the Spell, Break the Spell. and Jorge. The horns VGS chose to let its Voodoo Glow Skulls with Authority Zero and Skyfox. Friday, Jan. 27, 10 p.m., $10. “It’s just a more mature album,” said Casildidn’t come along friend Elvis Cortez until 1991, three years las. “We’re not 19 and 20 years old like when market the album REEF after the band formed. we started the band. We’re all middle-aged through Smelvis Re105 S. Sixth St. 208-287-9200 men with jobs and responsibilities.” “We grew up pickcords, a label he runs But he quickly corrects himself. ing on each other, but I out of his bedroom. “Well, not jobs, this is our job,” he laughed. think at the same time, “It’s somebody that And that’s a job Voodoo Glow Skulls have that’s the secret to our we trust,” said Casilno plans of giving up anytime soon. longevity,” said Casillas. “Somebody who “As long as everybody’s healthy and las. “We can get in an argument or a squabble is in another band; someone who is a friend. the demand is still somewhat there and the So we decided let’s just give it to someone like or whatever and the next day it’s all good.” However, the sibling connection can occa- music is still alive, this is just what we do,” that, give them the opportunity, someone who sionally be odd for the non-Casillas members Casillas said. is a little more passionate.” WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

So, you say you want a Revolution?

NEW MID-SIZED CONCERT VENUE TO OPEN IN GARDEN CITY Former Big Easy owner Creston Thornton—who has recently been booking shows at Eagle River Pavilion—announced he’ll be opening a new, mid-sized concert venue. The 2,200-capacity space can house acts too big for venues like the 999-capacity Knitting Factory but not quite big enough for stadiums like Taco Bell Arena. “It’s the biggest open-floor concert house in the Northwest, at 2,200 capacity,” said Thornton. Revolution Concert House and Event Center will be located at 4983 Glenwood St. at Chinden Boulevard in Garden City, across from Expo Idaho. Thornton imagines that the space will house everything from concerts and weddings to MMA fights. “The way we’re designing it is it’s fully multi-functional, multi-dimensional to be able to do anything as an events center,” said Thornton. “We can set it up for 1,000 capacity, 1,500 capacity, 2,200 capacity.” The venue will feature a 40-foot by 32foot full stage, which will be 5-feet tall for prime viewing from everywhere in the room. There will also be a multi-functional VIP platform that can be moved around for different events. And in a too-good-to-be-true partnership, Revolution will serve the locally crafted American Revolution vodka. “There’s a lot of shows right now that, just because of the economy and the downturn, they used to sell 5,000-6,000 tickets, they’re now playing a lot of these 2,000- to 3,000-seat rooms,” said Thornton. “We really feel that this is the perfect size to not have half an empty venue.” Thornton hopes to attract acts like My Morning Jacket, which haven’t been playing Boise because it has lacked an adequately sized venue. “This size room could absolutely fill the void where a Tori Amos could play or a Chris Isaak, where they’re kind of an in-between player, between a 1,000-seater and a 5,000-seater,” said Thornton. In addition, the stage can be altered to provide a platform for DJ acts. “I think we’re really missing the big dance craze that’s going on right now with a lot of these big DJs like Tiesto and Skrillex, Bassnectar,” said Thornton. “There’s no place for that dance night to happen.” Thornton explained that the location is ideally situated—four miles from downtown Boise, three miles to Eagle and three miles to Meridian—to cater to a large portion of the Treasure Valley community. Not to mention, there’s plenty of available surface parking—700 spaces. “This size venue has been missing for a while. … I think this is the right size for the right city.” —Tara Morgan

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GUIDE WEDNESDAY JAN. 25 ADAM ARCURAGI AND THE LUPINE CHORAL SOCIETY—With Travis Ward and Hollow Wood. 8 p.m. $5. Flying M Coffeegarage

Portland, Ore.’s Blind Pilot is no stranger to Boise. The band has per formed at the Linen Building on two occasions and delivered shows at various small locales prior to its nowwidespread success. On this upcoming tour, our neighbors to the northwest will take on the Knitting Factor y—a far bigger stage than the band previously graced on its first couple of bicycle-powered tours. This indie folk band has a twang and melody similar to Summer teeth-era Wilco. It combines the upbeat sunniness of The Shins with the personal, earnest folk of Okker vil River. The band also includes eclectic instrumentation—there’s a banjo, dulcimer, vibraphone, upright bass, trumpet and harmonium. If feel-good, organic indie rock is your thing, this is your band. —Andrew Crisp With Martha Scanlan. 8 p.m., $16-$18. Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St., 208-367-1212,

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GUIDE SATURDAY JAN. 28 B3 SIDE—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s BLIND DRIVER—9 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s BLUE RAYZ—9 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge BRANDON PRITCHETT—9 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle CASH’D OUT—With Jimmy Bivens. $10-20. 8:30 p.m. Knitting Factory CASH’D OUT AFTER-PARTY— Featuring the Whiskey Creek Band and Innocent Man. 10 p.m. FREE. Liquid DAN COSTELLO—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers DC3—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers LAND LOCKED—10 p.m. $5. Reef NUDE OIL—9 p.m. FREE. Woody’s ROBIN SCOTT—7 p.m. FREE. Orphan Annie’s ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m. $5 after 10 p.m., FREE for ladies. Humpin’ Hannah’s RYAN WISSINGER—6 p.m. FREE. Solid THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. $5. Buffalo Club


SCARS ON 45—With Anya Marina. 8 p.m. $10 advance, $12 door. Neurolux SONS OF THUNDER MOUNTAIN—8 p.m. FREE. Corkscrews SOUL PURPOSE—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s STEADY RUSH—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub THE VIOLET LIGHTS—With First Borns and Grandma Kelsey. 9 p.m. $5. Red Room


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WORKIN’ ON FIRE, JAN. 31, RECORD EXCHANGE Boise’s Working on Fire has recorded three discs in as many years and gigs shamelessly, though members are still busy attending high school. When the band dropped off its new album, Metaphoria, at BW, instead of a sneer and a vague handwritten note, they showed up with smart-looking manila envelopes containing a CD, download cards, fliers for upcoming shows and a 40-page bound booklet of photos, bios, press clippings, lyrics and contact info. With a work ethic like that, it should come as no surprise that Metaphoria, a 12-song collection of dark-toned tunes harkening back to the alt-rock days of the mid-’90s, is currently among the top sellers in the soft and modern rock categories of And not surprisingly, the dedication Workin’ on Fire shows to marketing its music is just as evident in its composition and production. —Josh Gross 6 p.m., FREE. The Record Exchange, 1105 W. Idaho St.,

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TAKING FLIGHT Boise Sculptors Guild completes bronze statue View Alan Macdonald’s Brill-iant painting “Black Betty” at Stewart Gallery.

SILVER AND GOLD To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Boise’s Stewart Gallery is bringing together 25 artists for a special exhibition titled Twenty Five. Artistic mediums represented span everything from paintings to sculptures to glass pieces to mixed media. The silver anniversary exhibition will feature Stewart’s artists from past to present—including Matt Duffin, Isabelle du Toit and Alan Macdonald, whose entrancing oil painting “Black Betty” was highlighted on the event’s invitation—as well as new talent not represented by the gallery. The group exhibition is an opportunity to celebrate the gallery’s 25-year existence within the community, while viewing several masterfully crafted works. Stewart will host an open house on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is FREE and open to the public. The show will remain up through Sunday, March 25. Stewart Gallery, 1110 W. Jefferson St., 208-433-0593. Moving from a silver anniversary to a golden opportunity: Boise Weekly is now accepting applications for our annual Cover Auction Grant. Each year, Boise Weekly hosts its annual Cover Auction, when we sell off a year’s worth of cover art from local artists. For the last decade, we’ve been giving away the proceeds of our annual auction to arts organizations and individual artists, doing our part to help local artists thrive. In 2010, we gave away almost $16,000, while this year’s tally came to just less than $17,000. Now it’s time to give it away. Boise Weekly has begun accepting grant applications to get rid of the wad of cash we raised. Individuals and organizations wishing to be considered as recipients of this year’s grant must submit a proposal answering the following questions. 1. How do you or how does your organization support local artists? 2. Will this grant fund a new project or an existing project? 3. What is the proposed budget? 4. How will the grant be used? 5. Where is the location of the project and what is its accessibility? 6. How will this project benefit the community and support the mission of the Boise Weekly Cover Art Auction? All proposals must be submitted to Boise Weekly at 523 Broad St. by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3. The judging committee will announce its decisions in Boise Weekly in late February. For more information, contact Office Manager Shea Sutton at 208-3442055 or —BW Staff

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TALYN BRUMLEY In early October 2011, Women’s and Children’s Alliance Executive Director Beatrice Black and former Executive Director Janice Johnson unfurled a tightly wrapped sheet in front of a small crowd at the corner of Eighth and Washington streets. Underneath stood a shiny bronze statue of a woman with two young children reaching out toward a butterfly. The statue, Taking Flight, commemorates the WCA’s 100th anniversary. Taking Flight was created by the Boise Sculptors Guild, a Boise State student organiBoise Sculptors Guild President Marshall Sinclair (right) helped finish Taking Flight (left) for the WCA. zation founded in 2005 that includes students, faculty and community members. Francis Fox, associate professor of sculpture at Boise State, the weld marks,” said Sinclair. They dipped the molds, sprues and all, in a advised the statue’s creation. Although Taking Boise State’s sandblasting machine wasn’t ceramic slurry and gave them two coats of Flight was intended to be more abstract, Fox’s large enough for the piece, so BSG sandblasted fine sand. These ceramic shells were fired in a idea of a mother and children won over the furnace that reaches 1,450 degrees Fahrenheit, the statue at Western Sandblasting and Powder WCA’s board of directors. Coat to prepare it for patination, an applicaMarshall Sinclair, guild president, estimated which removed the wax and preserved detail. tion of chemicals that lend bronze its color. Once the ceramic shells were fired, the difthat 15 to 20 people worked on the statue. “Sandblasting opens the pores of the metal ficult and high-intensity foundry work began. “If you added up everybody’s time, it was so that the chemicals will leech in,” said Smart. “It takes eight [sculptors] to run a crew re1,200-1,500 hours,” he said. Fox, Sinclair and guild member Valerie ally nice,” said Robbins. The Boise Sculptors Guild typically particiPierce patinated Taking Flight. With the statue To melt bronze, the foundry is heated to pates in service projects, such as restoring local patinated, only a few touches remained. One 2,150 degrees Fahrenheit. Sculptors melted sculptures, and also holds annual iron pours of them was the monarch butterfly fluttering bronze in iron crucibles, some as small as that are open to visitors. But Taking Flight drinking glasses and others that outsized party above the mother and children. Pierce, a Boise marks the first time guild members have colState graduate, designed the butterfly. punchbowls. Wearing body-covering silver laborated on a major piece. “It’s about metamorphosis and change from “It opened up a lot of opportunities that the safety equipment that recalled vintage sci-fi films, the sculptors removed the crucibles from within. I chose the monarch because … it has a people who worked on it had never had and long journey,” Pierce said. the furnace with giant tongs. After getting may never have again,” Sinclair said. Using her mother’s stained glass facilirid of any impurities, the sculptors then used After touring Boise State’s sculpture facilities, Pierce made a pattern and cut the glass, a crane to safely pour bronze into the shells, ties with Elise Robbins and Sara Smart, both scratching each pane and breaking out the which were reheated to 1,450 degrees to prestudents and guild members, it became apparvent them from shattering when they contacted shape she wanted. After it was cut, Pierce ent why Taking Flight was a five-year project. machine-ground the glass panes to match the According to Robbins and Smart, the statue the molten metal. hollow spaces in the butterfly’s wings. Using a Robbins explained that two crewmembers was created using the laborious “lost wax” silicon base, she fit the glass into the bronze. are dedicated pourers—the radiant heat from method, which has been used since about When the butterfly was bolted to the statue, the foundry is tiring and each pourer needs 3,500 B.C. Sculptors began by building an it was finally ready to be mounted at the WCA. backup. With the bronze poured into each armature of metal supports, which was covGuild members are incredibly proud of the ceramic shell, sculptors gave it time to cool beered with foam that approximated the statue’s fore breaking the shells hours of work they dedicated to the piece. shape. Sculptors then “I can walk past that sculpture 10 years off into 20 pieces. worked on top of the Taking Flight can be viewed at: from now and say, ‘I did that,’” Smart said. “It’s tedious but it’s foam in plastiline—an liberating,” said Smart. “It’s great experience if we ever want to work oil-based, non-drying WOMEN’S AND CHILDREN’S ALLIANCE in a foundry or do large-scale work.” “You see it come off clay—fine-tuning 720 W. Washington St. 208-343-3688 Black explained that families staying at the and you see all this details. WCA have taken advantage of the plaza, sitcraftsmanship.” Next the sculptors ting and admiring the statue. Finally sculptors cut the statue into “They were obviously enjoying it,” she said. cut away sprues and manageable pieces and “We’re really pleased.” any additional material with a plasma gun, in made flexible silicon molds of each piece that Community Relations Manager Katherine preparation for one of the final steps: welding. duplicated every detail. Then they placed the Johnson said that the statue inspired the WCA “It was three to four days of just welding,” silicon inside plaster “mother molds,” which to continue making cosmetic improvements. allow the molds to be rotated as sculptors pour said Sinclair, who collaborated with Fox to “At any time, there’s four to five families piece the statue together. wax into them in even layers. that live upstairs,” said Johnson. “We don’t With the sculpture welded into one piece, After the wax molds were created, sculptors want it to look like a shelter; we want it to sculptors returned to the daily grind—literally. supported them with sprues and added a cup look like home.” “It took 150 hours of grinding to get rid of on top, into which they later poured bronze. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


EVERYBODY INTO THE (OSCAR) POOL The Artist, Clooney and Streep are the early favorites GEORGE PRENTICE It’s quite possible that the Motion Picture Academy’s class of 2012, revealed Jan. 24, is pound-for-pound the best list of Best Picture nominees in recent memory. Individually they may not be the best films ever, but collectively they represent greatness—with a little something for everyone. What really shook up things this year was the Best Picture nominating process. Let’s face it: five nominees were too few, 10 were too many. But for 2012, in winnowing down submissions of favorite films from nearly 6,000 voting members, the Academy decided that each of the final nominees had to receive at least 5 percent of the No. 1 votes. Simply put, 5 percent of Academy members had to consider a film to be their absolute favorite movie of the year to make the cut. For the first time in 84 years, each one is a winner. jardin (The Artist), Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Brad Pitt (Moneyball) Wow, wow, wow. I’m thrilled with this group, because it will mean more folks might see A Better Life or Tinker Tailor, two of the best, yet forgotten, films of the year. WILL WIN: George Clooney SHOULD WIN: Gary Oldman

Nominees: Kenneth Branagh (My Week with Marilyn), Jonah Hill (Moneyball), Nick Nolte (Warrior), Christopher Plummer (Beginners), Max Von Sydow (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close) The weakest category. The Academy can mail Plummer his Oscar right now. SHOULD WIN: Christopher Plummer

Nominees: The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Moneyball, Midnight in Paris, The Tree of Life, War Horse BW readers have a leg up on most moviegoers when filling out the office Oscar pool. In September 2011, I began telling you about The Artist, The Descendants and Moneyball. My reporting from the Toronto International Film Festival confirmed that these three movies were a lock for a Best Picture nomination. The Artist has, quite amazingly, become the darling of the pre-Oscar awards circuit. But wait. No foreign film, in the history of the Academy, has ever won Best Picture. WILL WIN: The Artist SHOULD WIN: The Artist





WILL WIN: Christopher Plummer



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BEST ACTRESS Nominees: Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), Viola Davis (The Help), Rooney Mara (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), Mer yl Streep (The Iron Lady), Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn) The perennially nominated Streep will pick up her third Oscar here and win because she’s Meryl Streep, not because of her film. Any one of the other four would be preferable.


WILL WIN: Meryl Streep

Nominees: Demian Bachir (A Better Life), George Clooney (The Descendants), Jean Du-

SHOULD WIN: Michelle Williams

Nominees: Berenice Bejo (The Artist), Jessica Chastain (The Help), Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids), Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs), Octavia Spencer (The Help) This is Octavia Spencer’s to lose. Her performance in The Help was the kind of claptrap that the Academy loves to swoon over. The film made my stomach turn, but Spencer won’t be denied. It’s a shame. Bejo (whose performance was, in fact, a leading role) was wonderful and we’re still laughing at McCarthy’s bust-a-gut performance in Bridesmaids. WILL WIN: Octavia Spencer SHOULD WIN: Melissa McCarthy LESSON LEARNED: The NC-17 curse held. Shame, one of the finest films of the year, didn’t pick up a Best Picture nod or acting nominations for Michael Fassbender or Carey Mulligan. What a … well, you know.

LISTINGS/SCREEN Special Screenings

MAN ON A LEDGE—An ex-policeofficer-turned-fugitive stands on the ledge of a high-rise building, and the NYPD negotiator attempting to talk him down questions the motivation for his actions. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 14, Edwards 22

THE GOAT RODEO SESSIONS LIVE— Watch Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile in a live concert at the House of Blues in Boston. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 8 p.m. $15. Edwards 22, 7701 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-377-9603,

ONE FOR THE MONEY—Katherine Heigl stars in this film adaptation of Janet Evanovich’s best-selling Stephanie Plum series. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 14, Edwards 22

Opening A DANGEROUS METHOD—Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen star in this film about famous psychoanalysts Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud. (R) Flicks


THE GREY—Liam Neeson and a group of roughnecks must battle the icy Alaska landscape and a pack of vicious wolves after their plane crashes in this thriller. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 14, Edwards 22

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SLOPE STYLE Valley County’s 2012 ski and board outlook As of press time, Brundage Mountain Resort had 72 inches—and rising—at its summit.

ON THE SLOPES AND THE ROADS Skiers and snowboarders: Put your right arm straight out in front of you, bend your elbow to roughly 90 degrees then rotate your arm from the shoulder to the left, rising over hand your left shoulder, now give yourself a firm pat on the back. Whatever snow dance you did for the last month finally paid off. Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area’s season might have been delayed but that’s all the more reason to celebrate its Jan. 19 opening. While the mountain isn’t fully open, Mike Shirley, Bogus general manager, said initial plans call for the resort to open more terrain as conditions allow. Night skiing starts Wednesday, Jan. 25, meaning hours will be 10 a.m.-10 p.m. The same series of storms that finally brought snow to Bogus also dropped some serious powder in Central Idaho, meaning it’s the perfect time to take a tour of the slopes. Sound a little cost prohibitive? Sun Valley Resort is offering a free ski package through the end of March. The package includes a stay at the Sun Valley Lodge or Inn for $139 per night and one lift ticket for each night you stay. Check for more info. If you’d rather head to McCall, Brundage Mountain Resort is offering a discount to all Bogus Basin season pass holders. Show your pass and get an adult day lift ticket for $25 on Monday-Thursday or $35 on FridaysSundays and holidays. Ladies should also mark Saturday, Feb. 4, on their calendars—Brundage is repeating its Diva Day with $25 lift tickets, apres-ski yoga and free chair massages for women age 18 and older. There will also be Her Happy Hour drink specials and chances to win spa treatments. Way to support those shred divas among us. Visit for more information. If all this talk of snow has you going all fetal position, here’s a little nod toward future warmer-weather activities—a new relay race will have competitors running 287 miles through eastern Oregon. The inaugural Hells Canyon Relay will start and finish in La Grande, Ore., and lead through Union and Pondosa. Scheduled for Sept. 21-22, the race will be the longest traditional running relay in the Americas and the second-longest in the world. There will also be a walking course, but that one will clock in at a paltry 142 miles. For more info, visit —Deanna Darr

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ANDREW MENTZER The 2011-2012 ski year had been shaping up to be one of the most stubborn on record ... and then last week happened. Sweet Mother Nature worked her magic and loosed the floodgates on the Central Idaho mountains. Finally. For those of you wondering what’s cracking up north, here’s a peek at why the pilgrimage to Valley County will boast some of the best winter recreational offerings for the rest of the season. Over the New Year holiday and again last week, BW headed north to check in with the Valley County resorts and operators to see how the lessthan-optimal conditions had affected them. Here’s what we found.

Snow-making equipment helped Tamarack Resort open in mid-December.

TAMARACK RESORT In addition to miserly dumpings in the early season, Tamarack had to weather an unusual operational structure in recent years that subtly imparts a “when the going gets tough, the tough get going” vibe with patrons. Uncertainty and instability had been the modus operandi for the newest ski resort in America up until last season. Since its reopening in 2010 by a stalwart and determined group from the Tamarack homeowners association, the resort has retooled and re-themed itself as more of a locals’ spot. While the days of extravagance are long gone, Tamarack still draws a pretty robust crowd, and its offerings are perhaps even better than in flashier times. Tim Flaherty, Tamarack Municipal Association director, is proud of what the homeowners have been able to do and thinks the resort is on solid footing for a sustainable future and a good 2012 to boot. “We were the only resort open in the west-central mountains for the first part of the year, which has put us about 16 percent ahead of where we were at this time last year,” said Flaherty. Tamarack has a state-of-the-art snowmaking system that allowed it to get a jumpstart on the season. When BW was there in late December, it was raining throughout much of Valley County, but Tamarack had surprisingly good coverage. Since then, more than 4 feet of fresh snow have turned bony groomers into steep and deep powder shots. All runs off the summit have nice drier snow, making for excellent skiing top to bottom. Tamarack’s leaner but more efficient Thursday-Sunday operation has been gussied up since last year’s inaugural reopening—including weekend day-care service, a new ski rental fleet, a snow accumulation camera on the website so patrons can see how much untouched snow blankets the

mountain between Sunday and Wednesday, a streamlined lift ticket sales upgrade, and expanded groomed Nordic skiing. According to Flaherty, it cost a little more money to get going this year, but Tamarack’s “we don’t like lines” philosophy is better than ever. Consequently, ticket prices are up slightly for 2012.

BRUNDAGE MOUNTAIN RESORT Just north of Tamarack, Brundage Mountain Resort had just barely opened for business for our late December visit. Not having the same snow-making equipment as Tamarack or Sun Valley left Brundage a little behind the curve for an expedited opening date, but the resort’s surge of more than 40 inches has set it up for an excellent mid-tolate season. The rainy, sloppy early season conditions have given way to powder, powder and more powder. We skied Brundage recently and the conditions were phenomenal: powder top to bottom with a constant soft layer over limited groomed runs. April Russell, Brundage communications director, is excited for the resort’s 50th season, despite the late start. “We were extremely happy with the turnout on opening day. … About 2,000 people came up to the mountain,” said Russell. Brundage should see big numbers over the next few weekends as well, as Central Idaho readies for the McCall Winter Carnival Jan. 27-Feb. 5—now with plenty of snow. Like Tamarack, Brundage has also been improving its operation, including the expansion of the upper lodge, the renovation of Smoky’s Bar and Grill, and the addition of a new family friendly wing at the resort. Brundage has added two new grooming cats this year to ensure that its expanded terrain and two recently added chair lifts are ready to ride.

LITTLE SKI HILL McCall’s super basic but super awesome Little Ski Hill is the most convenient and certainly the most “local” of Valley County’s resorts. Known for its after school programs, fully lit terrain park and ridiculously affordable ($13 for adults) prices, LSH offers a family friendly alternative for those looking to make some turns. This 405-vertical-foot resort is serviced by an old school T-bar, and offers a wide variety of educational programs to get folks learnedup on having safe winter fun. This little gem also hosts high-flying regional skier/boarder cross events throughout the season and has recently expanded the adjacent Little Bear Basin with 30km of groomed cross-country trails.

BACKCOUNTRY If you aren’t feeling the resort scene, then Valley County also boasts some of the best backcountry skiing in the region. McCallbased Payette Powder Guides takes guests out to some of the best stashes in the area for an all-inclusive experience for people looking to get away. Snowmobile and touring trips are available, as are avalanche training and rescue classes for those looking to learn the tools needed to go it alone. PPG offers yurt-based touring adventures in the Lick Creek area, where the snow pack tends to be healthier than in many other areas in Valley County. “We’re getting dumped on,” wrote PPG’s Chuck Rea. “The Lick Creek area received well over a foot of new snow on just Wednesday, [Jan. 18].” That brings the snow depth to more than 6 feet in the PPG neck of the woods. Dismal beginnings aside, the slopes are looking decent to great for the rest of this season. Bogus Basin is open, the Foothills are wearing their January leisure suit, and that mountain bike can finally be put away for at least the next few months. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M




RACE DAY NUTRITION—Learn about nutrition products and what to eat and drink while training and during a race. Saturday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m.-noon. $5 members, $7 nonmembers. Boise State Rec Center, 1515 University Drive, Boise, 208426-5641, 208-426-1131, rec. STEELHEADS HOCKEY—vs. Utah Grizzlies. Wednesday, Jan. 25, and Friday, Jan. 27, 7 p.m. $16-$50. CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208424-2200 or box office 208-3318497, centurylinkarenaboise. com/home.aspx. TEAM IN TRAINING INFORMATION SESSION—Get fitness tips and learn what Team in Training is all about. Summer season kick off to follow. Thursday, Jan. 26, 5:30 p.m. FREE. Boise First Community Center, 3852 N. Eagle Road, Eagle, 208-9393141,

A BIRD IN THE HAND Barbecued pheasant breast with garlic cream sauce. Woodfired pizza topped with roasted pheasant. Pancetta-wrapped pheasant braised in white wine. Such items added liveliness to the menu at my house last fall, but I have yet to claim any credit for procuring the theme ingredient. I’ll admit that I don’t like the idea of killing anything, but I’m also a committed carnivore intrigued by her hunter-gatherer instincts. I decided to take a cue from our 6-year-old Dalmatian—living proof that you actually can teach an older dog new tricks. I thought my husband had lost his mind when he decided to take our house pet bird hunting. To my surprise, and despite mixed success by other hunters on the Fort Boise Wildlife Management Area, my husband and our dog developed an impressive record. They had been hunting four times and they’d brought home five pheasants. It was time I joined the family in putting food on the table. However, my first excursion left much to be desired. The closer we got to Parma, the darker the already ominous-looking clouds became. On an inclement morning, the parking area was already populated with orange-clad sportsmen and German shorthairs. Drops of rain splatted against the windshield as I stepped out of the truck, wishing our dog’s enthusiasm was contagious. Thirty minutes later, the rain turned to snow, and 30 minutes after that, we admitted failure. As far as I was concerned, we might as well have been hunting Snuffleupagus—we hadn’t seen a feather, let alone an entire pheasant. One week later, I dedicated one more day in pursuit of my quest to live off the land. Hours passed, and the only thing scrambling through the grass and sagebrush was us. Our dog was wiped out, and my adult-onset ADD was fully manifesting—time to head home. As we meandered in the general direction of the parking area, I had completely given up. That must have been what the pheasants were waiting for. A streak of feathers with a rooster’s distinctive ringed neck scurried across my path. Our beleaguered pup sprang to life, sprinting ahead of my husband to flush the pheasant. My sluggish response left me between my husband and the pheasant when it finally launched. Dodging bullets, though not a skill I’ve ever practiced, took priority, and I hit the deck a split second before the “ka-BOOM” pierced the air. I looked up in time to see the pheasant drop like lead from the sky, but immediately had to duck again as a blur of black-and-white bounded over me. Heart pounding with excitement, I ran to where the bird landed, arriving as our dog gripped it by the neck and lifted her head triumphantly. People who own Labs and setters often ask incredulously, “Do Dalmatians make good hunters?” We think so. And with one season under her belt, we have high hopes for next year. —Sarah Barber WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

XFS 58 RETURN OF THE WARRIOR—Mixed martial arts return to Boise with four championship belts on the line. Charge tickets online at centurylinkarenaboise. com or call 208-331-TIXS. Saturday, Jan. 28, 6 p.m. $15-$40. CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-424-2200 or box office 208-331-8497, home.aspx.

Register FRIDAY NIGHT FLAG—Register through Tuesday, Jan. 31, for this eight-week season of flag football, open to boys and girls kindergarden to eighth grade. Eight-person teams practice weekly. Games to be held at Expo Idaho. Registration includes a reversible, official NFL jersey and flags. Discounts for siblings. First practice to be held Monday, Feb. 20, with the season opener on Friday, March 16. Visit for more info. $95. Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650, MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SPRING VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES—Register through Friday, Jan. 27, for spring volleyball leagues. Play begins Monday, Feb. 13, for games held one night per week through May. Games are played at Fort Boise Community Center and Boise schools. Teams will play eight games with a singleelimination tournament for the top finishers. Teams compete in power, competitive and recreational divisions. The league is open to players ages 16 and older. Fees are $245 per team plus a $20 USSSA sanction fee. Nonresident players pay an additional $14. If openings are still available, late registration will be Monday, Jan. 30-Tuesday, Jan. 31. The late registration fee is an additional $35 per team. Rosters must include players’ names, addresses, phone numbers, and proof of residency such as a utility bill or current driver’s license. All fees are due upon registration. Teams can register at the City Recreation Office or by calling 208-608-7650. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Boise City Recreation office, 110 Scout Lane, Boise, 208-384-4256,

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2006 CONDE DE VALDEMAR RIOJA, CRIANZA, $14.99 Deep, dark red fruit aromas are colored by layers of caramel, coconut and a spicy bit of brett (the yeast that gives some Belgian beers their characteristic clove taste). Supple cherry and boysenberry fruit flavors up front mingle nicely with subtle plum, anise, earth, leather and oak. With some four years of bottle age, the tannins are well-resolved, resulting in an elegantly complex wine. 2007 DOMINIO DE UGARTE RIOJA, RESERVA, $18.50 This wine opens with heady aromas that are a mix of cherry liqueur, toffee, hazelnut and licorice. This reserva fills the mouth with rich fruit flavors, where sweet berry plays against tart cherry. The finish is marked by creamy red fruits, mellow oak, light tannins and leather, with those flavors lingering on and on.

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While Spain’s many wine regions are gaining in notoriety and popularity, Rioja is still its best known. The revolution in wine technology and vineyard management that has propelled Spanish wine in general has also helped keep Rioja at the forefront. Tempranillo is the red wine grape that rules here—an early ripening, thick-skinned variety that produces robust wines. It’s the Iberian Peninsula’s answer to cabernet sauvignon. Oak aging of at least one year in barrique bordelaise (59-gallon barrels) is required by law for wines labeled crianza or reserva. The process adds both structure and complexity to the wine. Here are the panel’s top picks:

CHRIS’ ON BROADWAY An oasis of green JOSH GROSS Tired of the high fees and payouts at Boise’s outdoors festivals, Chris Olson—better known as Chris the Saladman—ditched his kitchen on wheels and moved into the old Jeffrey’s Next Door space at Broadway and Boise avenues. Though Olson expanded the menu a bit in the new venue, primarily in the sandwich and burger area, it remains mostly the same, boasting a wide variety of salads and wraps, available in lunch and dinner sizes. Chris’ doesn’t feature much in the way of locally sourced veggies, boutique ingredients or house-made dressings—Olson says he’s been using Lighthouse for years—but it’s an oasis of green in a city that loves its steak and walls and smooth jazz on the stereo, the space has the look and feel of a hotel lobby: potatoes. Dinner options, including pasta, steak, salmon and Southern-style ribs, will be pleasantly neutral. It’s not the sort of spot one goes when seeking a hip atmosphere, but rolling out in the next month or so. it’s a step up from many of the cookie cutter The major difference at Chris’ on Broaddining options in the neighborhood. way is the atmosphere. Instead of feeling the A new addition to the sun on your back and grass menu is the chicken gouda on your keister, you can now apple salad ($7 lunch, $8 enjoy salads under soft electric CHRIS’ ON BROADWAY dinner), which Olson dreamed 1716 S. Broadway Ave. lights seated on sturdy and 208-866-2780 up when he received a sample austere wooden furniture. of Lighthouse’s Gala Apple The building, which also Crisp dressing. In wrap form, houses a laundromat and the Broadway Bar, looks a bit like an abandoned it features a tortilla loaded up with spinach bodega from the outside, but the inside space and cabbage, topped with olives, cucumbers, shredded gouda, sliced apple, cherry tomais long, with soothing earthtone colors and toes and grilled chicken breast, with dressing lighting from a series of brass wall lamps. drizzled on top. Complete with vegetable-themed art on the

This apple-filled wrap is as gouda as it gets.

The tart apple dressing gives a sweet tang to the veggies that pairs well with the milder, creamy flavor of the gouda and the richer flavor of the grilled chicken. Other than color, the olives didn’t seem to add or subtract much from the wrap. Also new to the menu is chicken-fried bacon, which is available as an appetizer or on a BLT. The app order comes with five strips of bacon, each of them a foot long and an inch thick with batter. However, with all that batter, the bacon wasn’t fully cooked inside. If you’re looking for a light lunch free of a buffet line and don’t care for things liked curried couscous or locally pickled beets, you’d be hard-pressed to do better than Chris’ on Broadway. But if you want a classy night out, you’d better keep looking.


2009 SIERRA CANTABRIA RIOJA, $13.99 This wine leads off with smooth blueberry and raspberry aromas colored by earthy cedar, pecan, cassis, chocolate, cola and violet. There’s a nice mellowness to the palate, where ripe berry fruit is balanced by bright acidity and backed by wellintegrated, understated oak. Soft tannins and nutmeg come through on the persistent finish. This is a good value in a wine that should age gracefully for several years. —David Kirkpatrick

Powerhouse Events Center, where Mohica plans to cater weddings and book live concerts. He’ll also pick up a food truck in April—tentatively Before Hawaiian restaurants became almost as ubiquitous as sushi called Kanak on Wheels—out of which he’ll serve Kalua pork, teriyaki joints in Boise, there was Ono Hawaiian Cafe on Broadway Avenue. The chicken and other faves. strip-mall joint has been serving up heaps of Kalua pig, poke and maca“Ono is still going to be a great restaurant, but if they want me roni salad since December 2007. to cook it, then I figure I might as well go mobile,” said Mohica. “It’ll But as of Wednesday, Feb. 1, longtime restaurateur Michael Mohica just be a little easier and I can make my own hours. If I don’t feel like will no longer run the business. Mohica recently sold Ono to Ed Scott. operating today or tomorrow, then we’ll “[Scott] came in from the corporate just park it.” world. He was at Wells Fargo and knows In sad news for another Boise caterreally not too much about restaurants but ing staple, Focaccia’s on Parkcenter is wants to give it a shot,” said Mohica. “He officially closed. Run by Chef Bill Green, wants to keep it the same—the name will the bistro and bakery closed up shop in stay the same, employees will all stay the mid-December. According to a note on the same, menus exactly the same.” restaurant’s website: According to Mohica, the stress of run“Due to the intense battle for his ning catering business Kanak Attack and wife’s health, Chef Green has made the a restaurant was taking its toll. decision to close his beloved restaurant “Having two operations ... I just effective Friday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m. … We wasn’t able to concentrate on either trust that someday, Chef Green will again operation,” said Mohica. “So, we figured be able to provide some delicious fare we were doing Kanak Attack for the last for the wonder ful people of Boise and the 12 years, so we might as well just kind of Treasure Valley.” stick with that.” Focaccia’s served up nacho ordinary breakfast fare. —Tara Morgan Kanak Attack will operate out of the

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same name as other members of her immediate family, which the child strongly desires as well. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 1:30 o’clock p.m. on February 21, 2012 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date: Dec. 16, 2011. CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: DEBRA URIZAR Deputy Clerk Pub. Jan. 11, 18, 25 & Feb. 1, 2012. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE 4TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Amanda Marie Holmes Case No. CV NC 1200305 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name


of Amanda Marie Holmes, now residing in the City of Boise, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to Amanda Marie Walund. The reason for the change in name is: I was divorced pursuant to case CVDR04-01136 and want to be restored to my maiden name. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on March 1, 2012 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date: Jan. 19, 2012 CLERK OF THE COURT By: Deirdre Price Deputy Clerk Pub. Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8 & 15, 2012.


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NOTICES BW LEGAL NOTICES IN THE DISTRCIT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Rebekah Marie Rich Legal name of child Case No. CV NC 1124088 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Minor) A Petition to change the name of Rebekah Marie Rich, a minor, now residing in the City of Boise, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to Rebekah Marie Bauer. The reason for the change in name is:Petitioner has remarried and desires the child to have the

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JASMINE: Sweet and lovely gray girl waiting to be yours today.

BUBBA: Outgoing senior seeks a family for his golden years.

SUNFLOWER: Shy female kitten is ready to blossom in your home.

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BLUE EYES @ OLIVE GARDEN We saw each other at Olive Garden by the mall on Sunday, 12/18/11. You had the most beautiful blue eyes I’ve ever seen. You might have thought I was on a date, but she was my little sister! If you know who you are, please reply. <P>

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95 Certain skiing competition 97 California beach town with a racetrack 101 Vicious 103 Doll 106 Player of golf 107 Climax 108 The euro replaced it 109 Signs 110 One with a neck and a lip 111 “I can’t get excited about it” 112 Bit of investors’ news, for short 113 ___ Tin Tin 115 I, to Tiberius 116 Struck 117 Laugh syllable Go to www.boiseweekly. com and look under extras for the answers to this week’s puzzle. Don't think of it as cheating. Think of it more as simply double-checking your answers.

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BW PEN PALS Pen Pals complimentary ads for our incarcerated friends are run on a space-available basis and may be edited for content. Readers are encouraged to use caution and discretion when communicating with Pen Pals, whose backgrounds are not checked prior to publication. Boise Weekly accepts no responsibility for any relationships that may arise from contacting these inmates. I am a SWM 5’4”, athletic build, 31 yrs. Old, hazel eyes. I have surfed since I was 6, skateboarded and snowboarded since I was 13. I love outdoors and all wildlife. I also am an artist/painter. I am looking for new friends with same interests and any possible romance. Erik Tvite #69734 ISCI Unit 11 PO Box 14 Boise, ID 83707. I have brown hair, big brown eyes, 6’ tall with all legs! I am looking to write someone who is fun, exciting and isn’t afraid to try something new. Someone who loves to also relax under an afternoon sun or clear night sky. Anna Sangberg #37015 PWCC Unit 3-14A 1451 Fore Rd. Pocatello, ID 83204. I’m looking for F pen pals. I’m 5’11”, 180 lbs., salt & pepper hair and brown eyes. I’m part Indian and Hispanic. I get along with everyone. I might get out in July 2013. I like camping, fishing, hunting, and horse back riding. Michael Earl Montoya #23378 Unit 16A-45B PO Box 14 Boise, ID 83707. SM, 61, 5’10”, 200 lbs., almost done with six year sentence for possession. ISO SF/DF (age, financial status to race are not important, honesty is) for developing friendship possible relationship. I like country, rock and blues music. I play guitar fairly good; also camping, fishing, hiking, and like to be active. Plan to be involved with helping younger

facing problems with child abuse, alcohol and drug abuse. Ken Strandberg #87097 ISCI unit 14 PO Box 14 Boise, ID 83707. Hi, I’m Jerry. WM 38 yrs. Old looking for new friends and old friends. I’ve made some mistakes but I’m a good person. Jerry Cessmun #47523 ISCI 15A-51A PO Box 14 Boise, ID 83707. If you’re a SF you may be looking to connect with someone. The season’s always right for developing meaningful friendships. Women are the most incredible beings on our planet. Without you, God probably would’ve gotten rid of us men by day 8. Today I respect and value his most precious gift, you. Please write me if you have time. Until then, smile and celebrate you. Tracy Howard #28718 ISCI PO Box 14 Boise, ID 83707. ISO Christian friends. Pen pals only, no romantic relationships. Need positive friends and influences in life. HEEEELLP! Jason Bradford #36570 ISCI HU 10-B31A PO Box 14 Boise, ID 83707. 37 yr. old, blue/green eyes, blonde/ red haired cowgirl with a sassy attitude. 5’10”, with curves but athletic build. I am a passionate, loyal, devoted, smart, witty and attractive modern day lady with old fashioned values. I am in search of a gentleman pen pal willing to write, visit, pamper and spoil me. Please be confident, mature, devoted, established, and ready to laugh and meet someone you want to know so much more about. Traci Hadden #50081 1451 Fore Rd. Pocatello, ID 83204. Healthy, truthful, very imaginative bi inmate. 54 yrs. Old, 5’9”, 180 lbs., seeking like-minded M pan pals fore adventurous correspondence. I’m not a sex offender nor violent. Made dumb choices but, redeemable. Very, very open minded and bright. James Smith #21092 ICC PO Box 70010 Boise, ID 83707.

24 yr. old, brown hair and eyes. Fun and positive Cancer. If you take the time to get to know me and look into my deep brown eyes they will tell you no lies. I am intelligent, funny, loving, caring, young lady looking for a pen pal who is willing to write and must have a great sense of humor, be attractive, confident and well established looking for and wanting someone to pamper and spoil. Amber Boring #98380 1451 Fore Rd. Pocatello, ID 83204.

I’m a 30 yr. old Gay Male in an Idaho prison looking for a friend and pen pals. Chris Shilts #52467 PO Box 70010 Boise, ID 83707. Amber Stewart #84721 down till 2014. SWF looking for a writing companion to help time go by. Smart, witty, funny and intelligent. Amber Stewart #84721 PWCC Unit 2A-12A 1451 Fore Rd. Pocatello, ID 83204. WF, 22 looking for someone to talk and to make my time go by easier for the next year. Ashley Gladon #96336 PWCC 2A-12B 1451 Fore Rd. Pocatello, ID 83204.

SWF, 43, newly single looking for a companion to keep company by mail and possible future friendship by phone too. Stacy White #47063 PWCC 2A-13A 1451 Fore Rd. Pocatello, ID 83204. SWF, 28 yrs. Old, light brown hair, blue eyes, 5’8”, looking for a pen pal. 6 months left on my sentence. Will be returning to the Boise area. Amanda Stolp #76944 1451 Fore Rd. Pocatello, ID 83204.




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The U.S. Air Force Invites You to Attend Public Hearings for the Proposed Pilot Training Center and Basing of F-35A Training Aircraft PROPOSED ACTION: The U.S. Air Force is proposing to establish a Pilot Training Center with F-35A training aircraft at one or more existing Air Force or Air National Guard installations within the continental United States. Potential locations include the Boise Air Terminal Airport Air Guard Station, also known as Gowen Field, Idaho; Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico; Luke Air Force Base, Arizona; and Tucson International Airport Air Guard Station, Arizona. The Air Force’s Preferred Alternative is to base the Pilot Training Center with 72 F-35A training aircraft at Luke Air Force Base. However, no decisions regarding the proposal will be made until after the environmental impact analysis process is complete. The purpose of the proposal is to train pilots and personnel to safely and effectively operate F-35A aircraft. The F-35A is absolutely essential to the nation's security strategy. It is the newest and most advanced fifth-generation fighter and needed to deter and defeat 21st century threats. The F-35A Pilot Training Center and training aircraft basing is needed to support formal training requirements associated with the F-35A, which would replace or supplement the existing F-16 and A-10 aircraft and complement the F-22 aircraft. Training would include the use of existing training airspace and ranges, which permit flare countermeasures, supersonic flight and the use of munitions. DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (EIS): Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, the Air Force analyzed potential impacts on the natural, cultural and human environment associated with changes in personnel, construction and renovation of facilities, and training activities in existing military airspace, auxiliary airfields and ranges to support the proposed Pilot Training Center and basing of F-35A training aircraft. Potential impacts are reported in the Draft EIS, which is currently available for public review and comment. PUBLIC HEARINGS – PLEASE ATTEND: Public hearings are being held to inform the public about the Proposed Action and alternatives under consideration, and to provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the Proposed Action, alternatives, and the adequacy and accuracy of the Draft EIS. Your input is valuable and assists the Air Force in making more informed decisions.

Open House Information Session: 5-6 p.m. Presentation/Formal Comment Session: 6-8 p.m. Feb. 27, 2012

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For more information or to download a copy of the Draft EIS, visit or the following public libraries: Boise Hillcrest, Eastern Owyhee County, Meridian Main, Mountain Home and Lizard Butte. For questions, contact: Col Timothy Marsano Public Affairs Officer Boise Air Terminal Airport Air Guard Station 208-422-5268

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Written comments on the Draft EIS may be submitted to: David Martin, Air Force Contractor, and Kim Fornof HQ AETC/A7CPP 266 F Street West, Bldg. 901 Randolph AFB, TX 78150-4319 Fax: 210-652-5649 Email: Comments on the Draft EIS must be postmarked or received by March 14, 2012, for consideration in the Final EIS.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): The coming week is likely to be abnormally free of worries and frustrations. I’m afraid that means you’re not going to have as much right to complain as you usually do. Can you handle that, or will you feel bereft when faced with the prospect of having so little to grumble about? Just in case, I’ve compiled a list of fake annoyances for you to draw on. 1. “My iPhone won’t light my cigarette.” 2. “The next tissue in my tissue box doesn’t magically poke out when I take one.” 3. “I ran out of bottled water and now I have to drink from the tap.” 4. “My cat’s Facebook profile gets more friend requests than me.” 5. “When people tell me I should feel grateful for all I have instead of complaining all the time, I feel guilty.” TAURUS (April 20-May 20): The state of California was named after a storybook land described in a 16th century Spanish novel. The mythical paradise was ruled by Queen Calafia. Gold was so plentiful that the people who lived there made weapons out of it and even adorned their animals with it. Did the real California turn out to be anything like that fictional realm? Well, 300 years after it got its name, the California Gold Rush attracted 300,000 visitors who mined a fortune in the precious metal. Your assignment, Taurus: Think of the myths you believed in when you were young and the fantasies that have played at the edges of your imagination for years. Have any of them come true, even a little? I suspect that one may do just that in the coming weeks and months. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In Bill Moyers’ DVD The Language of Life, poet Naomi Shihab Nye is shown giving advice to aspiring young poets. She urges them to keep an open mind about where their creative urges might take them. Sometimes when you start a poem, she says, you think you want to go to church, but where you end up is at the dog races. I’ll make that same point to you, Gemini. As you tune in to the looming call to adventure, don’t be too sure you know what destination it has in mind for you. You might be inclined to assume it will lead you toward a local bar for drinks when in fact it’s nudging you in the direction of a wild frontier for a divine brouhaha. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Renowned comic book writer Grant Morrison claims he performed a magic ritual in which he conjured the spirit of John Lennon, who appeared and bestowed on him the gift of a new song. I’ve heard Morrison sing the tune, and it does sound rather Lennon-esque. The coming week would be a good time for

you to go in quest of a comparable boon, Cancerian: a useful and beautiful blessing bequeathed to you by the departed spirit of someone you love or admire.

can add to each other’s strength. If you do that successfully, you’ll have more than enough illumination to chase away any darkness that might be creeping around.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “There are works which wait, and which one does not understand for a long time,” said Oscar Wilde. “The reason is that they bring answers to questions which have not yet been raised; for the question often arrives a terribly long time after the answer.” I predict that sometime soon, Leo, you will prove that wisdom true. You will finally learn the brilliant question whose crucial answer you got years ago. When it arrives, you will comprehend a mystery that has been churning in the semidarkness all this time.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Poet Elizabeth Alexander says that in order to create a novel, a writer needs a lot of uninterrupted time alone. Poems, on the other hand, can be snared in the midst of the jumbled rhythms of everyday chaos—between hurried appointments, while riding the subway or at the kitchen table. Alexander says that inspiration can sprout like grass poking up out of the sidewalk cracks. Whether or not you’re a writer, Sagittarius, I see your coming weeks as being more akin to snagging poems than cooking up a novel.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Shedding is healthy—not just for cats and dogs but also for us humans. Did you know that you shed thousands of particles of dead skin every hour? And just as our bodies need to shed, so do our psyches. I bring this up, Virgo, because you are in an unusually favorable phase to do a whole lot of psychic shedding. What should you shed? How about some of these: old ideas that don’t serve you any more, habits that undermine your ability to pursue your dreams, compulsions that are at odds with your noble intentions, resentment against people who did you wrong a long time ago, and anything else you carry that keeps you from being fully alive and radiant. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): According to research published in the journal Psychological Science, many people are virtually allergic to creative ideas. When asked to consider a novel proposal, they’re quite likely to reject it in favor of an approach that’s well known to them. This could be a problem for you in the coming weeks, Libra, since one of your strengths will be your ability to come up with innovations. So it won’t be enough for you to offer your brilliant notions and original departures from the way things have always been done; you will also have to be persuasive and diplomatic. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “A single sunbeam is enough to drive away shadows,” said St. Francis of Assisi. I’m afraid that’s an overly optimistic assessment. In many circumstances, just one ray of light may not be sufficient to dispel encroaching haze and murk. Luckily for you, though, there will be quite an assortment of sunbeams appearing in your sphere during the coming weeks. Here’s the complication: They won’t all be showing up at once, and they’ll be arriving in disparate locations. So your task will be to gather and unite them so they

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “A true poet does not bother to be poetical,” said the poet Jean Cocteau. “Nor does a nursery gardener perfume his roses.” I think that’s wise counsel for you in the coming weeks, Capricorn. It’s important that you do what you do best without any embellishment, pretentiousness or self-consciousness. Don’t you dare try too hard, or think too much or twist yourself like a contortionist to meet impossible-tosatisfy expectations. Trust your simple urges. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Collectors prefer wild orchids, says William Langley, writing in the UK’s Telegraph. Orchids grown in nurseries, which comprise 99.5 percent of the total, are tarnished with “the stigma of perfection.” Their colors are generic and their petal patterns are boringly regular. Far more appealing are the exotic varieties untouched by human intervention, with their “downy, smooth petals and moistened lips pouting in the direction of tautly curved shafts and heavily veined pouches.” Whatever your sphere or specialty is, Aquarius, I suggest you model yourself after the wild orchid collectors in the coming days. Shun the stigma of perfection. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): While doing a film a few years ago, actress Sandra Bullock stumbled upon a stunning secret: Rubbing hemorrhoid cream on her face helped shrink her wrinkles and improve her complexion. I predict that at least one and possibly more comparable discoveries will soon grace your life. You will find unexpected uses for things that were supposedly not meant to be used in those ways. Here’s a corollary, courtesy of scientist Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, that describes a related talent you’ll have at your disposal: “Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.”



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