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CUT OFF Boise Co-op drastically reduces community giving budget ROTUNDA 12

THE SEX PATROL Lawmakers consider bill to limit access to birth control SCREEN 27

YOUNG GOETHE IN LOVE You’ll loathe it as much as we did FOOD 31

DOG HOUSE North Shore Hot Dogs gets tropical

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NOTE SIMPLER DOESN’T ALWAYS MEAN DUMBER Last weekend, a friend’s fiance was pretty surprised to learn that I am the editor in chief of this here paper. Fair enough—our relationship doesn’t extend beyond drinking crappy beer and playing Words With Friends. In fact, it’s possible his fiancee would be surprised to know that I spend much of my time obsessing over Boise Weekly. I mention this because he told me that as a school assignment, he’s been tasked with getting an op-ed or a letter to the editor published and he wanted to know two things: would I publish something from him and, more importantly, what should he write about. My advice: Boise Mayor Dave Bieter’s push to put a local-option initiative on the ballot in November. When Bieter spoke to the audience at City Club of Boise Feb. 16 (story on Page 10), he said a local option is the most important issue for Boise, bar none. Them’s mighty strong words. Time will tell whether the mayor will successfully gather the number of signatures he needs to put the issue to vote, and my guess is that his success will rest with thousands citizens like my friend’s fiance, who gave me no indication that he agreed or disagreed with a local option. Maybe I should have rephrased the issue and said, “you should write about whether you should be able to vote when, on what and for how much the city can tax you.” And, if you ask me, that’s a lesson Dems could take away from those incendiary conservatives who so successfully get their supporters riled up. Use the words “local-option initiative” and your audience’s eyes start to gloss over—unless, of course, you’re in the company of Bieter, any member of the Idaho Legislature or possibly City Club. Among the people from whom almost 50,000 signatures will have to come, however, you’re almost guaranteed to lose a few using phrases like “local-option initiative.” If Bieter and Co. really want to get their message out, they’ll take a layman’s approach when they hit the streets, clipboards in hand. At a time when so many people are writing checks to the IRS, the question shouldn’t be: sign here if you think a local-option initiative is a good idea, but rather, should you be able to have some say-so on whether your city government can tax you? My guess is, they won’t find 48,000 people who can correctly explain local option tax or why it’s an “initiative,” but 48,000 people who think they should be able to vote on a tax? You bet. —Rachael Daigle


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I WANT MY MMJ Idahoans want their MMJ, so they’re moving to Oregon to get it. So long, potatoes; hellooooo pot!

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION Registration for i48, Boise’s annual 48hour filmmaking fest, is now open. The competition will be held Friday, June 1-Sunday, June 3, and screenings of the films will be held the following weekend. More at Cobweb.

ELECTION? WHAT ELECTION? So much election coverage, so little time to look for it in 100 different places—so get it all on BW’s Election Page. From Romney, Rick and Ron to the shake-ups redistricting has caused in Idaho, we post new stories several times a day on the races for the Statehouse, Congress and the White House.

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NOISE Caroline Goulding redefines “prodigy”




ARTS Arts organizations look to lure the youth audience 26 SCREEN Young Goethe in Love


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As a parent of two teachers and grandparent of children currently in the Boise School District, I know two very important things: One, teachers work very hard to prepare students for a bright future enhancing their strengths and supporting their needs for improvement. And two, my grandchildren are benefiting from excellent instruction in a system that places the emphasis where it belongs—on the classroom—having already made deep cuts in administration and operating expenses. In spite of those cuts, our four high schools consistently place among the top schools in the United States. Part of that excellence is due to programs than enhance, such as music and art, and programs that support higher education, such as AP classes. Our children will be prepared for college, because we, as a family, will see to it, but I believe in the Jeffersonian concept that an educated citizenry is vital to a healthy democracy. I am willing to pay my fair share to see that all the children in my district receive that opportunity. Please think carefully about what you believe and join me in supporting the levy on March 13 to ensure that Boise schools continue to prepare our students for their future. —Penelope Manning, Boise

MINER’S REALITY As a daughter of Silver Valley miner, I cannot thank you enough for your “Mine Over Matter” article (BW, Features, “The Bedrock of Idaho, Feb. 15, 2012). The names Sunshine, Hecla, Lucky Friday and MSHA were some of the first words I learned as a kid, and I had the educational video, “You Are My Sunshine,” the story of the Sunshine mine disaster, pretty much memorized at the age of 10. When you

see a group of kids fiddling with their iPhones, you can bet that not one of them realizes the little smidgen of silver inside it cost the livelihood of another kid around their age a mile below the Earth’s surface, manning a gnashing rock drill and splattered in hot mud. My dad was the kid with the drill for a number of years and has worked his way up in the industry to a respected position of authority at another mine in Nevada, and our family is damn lucky to still have him. Every Idahoan should familiarize themselves with the story of the Sunshine Mine disaster and realize that miners aren’t just digging for gold nuggets so they can retire rich. The world runs on miners’ drills and haul trucks, from the biggest jetliner to the smallest electronic widget. —Markki Nelson, Boise

UN-AMERICAN The folks at Add The Words are working hard to defend the American ideal of freedom for all, and I am disappointed and angry that Idaho Republicans have made the unethical and un-American choice to deny civil rights to some Idahoans. They should be ashamed of their ignorant and unpatriotic actions. —Daniel Foster, Boise

DRIVER’S SIDE I just read the article by Josh Gross in the Feb. 8 edition of BW (BW, Features, “Road Wars,”Feb. 8, 2012), and I would like to comment from a driver’s standpoint about bicycles on the roadway. I moved to Boise from Ohio almost five years ago. For the first several months, I was totally terrified by the bike riders. Terrified one of them would become a hood ornament on the front of my car. I was not used to shar-

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ing the road with these riders. After about six months, I asked my sister if there was an unwritten rule stating bikers were not allowed to put their feet on the ground. I feel the same way today. I still have some fear when I encounter a biker on the road because the majority of them I have seen, and it’s been a lot, have never stopped at a street sign and never stop for a red light because their feet must not dare touch the ground (they keep peddling around in a circle or make a right hand turn and cut across the road to the other side to continue going straight from the light). Most of them don’t stay in the middle of their lane, they ride the painted line between their lane and the vehicle lane. If there is more than one rider, they don’t ride single file, they ride two, three and sometimes four abreast meaning at least two of them are in the vehicle lane. I see families riding together with a child tagging along in the back. I see mom or dad riding along pulling the child in one of those “carts” or whatever they are called, not stopping for a street sign, crossing the street and taking up the entire motorist lane, causing the motorist to brake to avoid hitting them. Bikers want to share the road but not the rules of the road. I don’t think it should be entirely up to the motorist to look out for bikers. They should also look out for themselves and obey the same rules. There is no difference between them and us except they are the ones that will be the fatality in an accident. I for one am not guilty of not giving them 3 feet when I pass. I will wait for traffic to be gone and will go into the opposite lane to give the biker my entire lane because of fear one might hit a rock, stub his toe, or whatever and fall from his bike in front of my car. I would not be able to live with myself if I ever hit a biker, but there have been times I’d like to reach out and slap one. —Judy Taylor, Boise WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M



*(tin´pot) n .The condition of being Denney I address myself this day to Don Burnett, dean of the University of Idaho Law School. Gather with me, my perspicacious readers, as we offer our deepest apologies to Dean Burnett for the behavior of one of our most pissiferous* public officials. I speak of House Speaker Lawerence Denney, a man of such hamfisted and course nature that somebody should have been apologizing for him throughout his entire tenure as House speaker. As much or more than any other individual in Idaho politics, Denney demonstrates exactly what we get when we allow a man of puny intelligence and meager morality to rise to a muscular position. We’ve become all too aware over recent years that for ideological bedfellows of the speaker, there is hardly an outrage they can commit that will not bring a swift and resolute “You’re excused” from their leader. Is there any quantity of lumber Rep. Phil Hart might have poached from the state, or any level of taxation he could evade, that would get the speaker to issue a meaningful reprimand? Is there no limit to the self-serving legislative manipulations of Rep. Tom Loertscher to which Denney wouldn’t turn a blind eye? It seems not. In fact, dissenting Repubs can find themselves cast out from the trough if they attempt to resist the reins of Denney’s control. Eric Anderson, the Priest Lake rep who dared suggest that Hart isn’t fit to be a lawmaker, was tossed from his position as a committee chairman. Leon Smith of Twin Falls has decided to leave the Legislature after being stripped of his chairmanship in retaliation for not kneeling at Denney’s throne last year. And of course, fresh in our memory is Denney’s attempt to invalidate the accomplishments of the redistricting commission by firing the two Republicans who worked effectively with the Democrat members, and his subsequent refusal to accept Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden’s verdict that he had no authority to dismiss those people. Even without any further examples of Denney’s … uh … leadership, it would be clear he has a grossly bloated estimate of himself, and equally evident that his mental grasp falls far short of his official reach. After being scolded by the likes of ex-Gov. Phil Batt for his redistricting tantrum, one would think he’d try to behave himself for the remainder of the legislative session. But, alas, no. It evidently isn’t in Denney’s character to stop throwing his weight around. U Which returns us to Dean Burnett and the U of I Law School. Late in January, Denney and 20 other legislators—including Majority Leader and Denney nitpicking partner Mike Moyle—sent a letter to Burnett, chastising him for making it mandatory that law students attend an WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

extracurricular training session on practicing law in a diverse environment. Burnett’s reasoning is that, as society becomes more culturally and ethnically heterogeneous, any decent law school has a responsibility to educate its students on the subtleties of being part of the legal profession in regard to that diversity. Denney doesn’t think so. He put his name to the letter, which declared it “simply unacceptable” that a public-funded institution would attach a note to a student’s record, indicating that student hadn’t bothered to show up for the training. You heard right. The penalty the school imposed for not attending the 75-minute program was a note on students’ records, pointing out that they weren’t there. Ouch! But still, it seems a punishment too drastic for Denney, Moyle and 19 of their sycophantic lickspittles. Now, anyone who has ever attended any institution of higher education that amounted to more than a cash-and-carry degree mill would know that colleges and departments expect, more often than not, some degree of extracurricular participation from their students. Convocations, seminars, showing up for guest speakers, playing in pep bands, volunteer duties, etc.—none of these are on the curriculum and all of them entail some level of obligatory participation. So what is it about expecting our future lawyers and judges, prosecutors and attorneys general to attend this program on diversity that has Denney and his one-note choir so upset? Let me think, why would a presentation on diversity be so offensive to these Republican poobahs? How could a lecture on diversity … hmmm … Oh! Of course! I see it now. Out of all the higher-ed crises troubling this state, why would the speaker of our House of Representatives and his puckering entourage pick this one matter to complain about? It’s the diversity thing, get it? Frankly, I doubt Dean Burnett is greatly surprised by this hicky whining, coming as it is from the party that is increasingly defining itself, both in attitude and action, as the exclusive province of one race and one religion. They would resent any sensitivity, legal or otherwise, to diversity, seeing as how they refuse to accept that any reality from outside their own stunted experience is worthy of attention, let alone respect. The bitchy letter to the law school, the yearly snubbing of civil protections for gays, the hysterical hatred of our president … it’s all of the same impulse, really. It may look like different varieties of ignorant shit, but it all flows from the same sewer. *(pis.i´ adj. 1) denoting a pissy personality; 2) to liken an individual to a piss ant.

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HOW TO SAVE BOOKS A new model for publishers

Borders and Barnes & Noble killed independent bookstores. Amazon killed Borders. Now Barnes & Noble, which sells more than 20 percent of pulp-and-ink books in the United States, is under siege. If B&N collapses: the death of books. Cultural apocalypse. Neo-feudalism. You may remember such classics as “How the Internet Slaughtered Newspapers” and “How Napster Decimated the Music Business.” It’s always the same story: Digitalization destroys profits. Whether it’s newspapers, magazines, CDs or books, the electronic assault on tangible media follows a familiar pattern. First: Pricing is set too low, margins get squeezed. I pay $43 a month to get The New York Times delivered; new digital-only subscribers get the app for $5. In the book biz, perunit net to publishers is actually a few cents higher for e-books. But that margin is deceptive. “If e-book sales start to replace some hardcover sales, the publishers say, they will still have many of the fixed costs associated with print editions, like warehouse space, but they will be spread among fewer print copies,” notes the Times. E-books also eliminate paperback editions, a big second chance for publishers to break into the black. Second: Piracy runs rampant. Piracy of print media was virtually unheard of. But digitalization makes piracy tough for even the most honest consumer to resist. It’s easy and it’s fast. E-book knock-offs look and feel exactly the same as the real thing. As of the end of 2011, an estimated 20 percent of all e-books downloaded onto Kindles, Nooks and iPads were pirated. That’s a 20 percent pay cut to authors, agents and publishers—a number that will only increase. And “legal piratization” is on the horizon. On Feb. 6, a federal court in New York City ruled that ReDigi, an online marketplace for “pre-owned” MP3 files, can continue to operate pending the outcome of a lawsuit by Capitol Records. And public libraries are already “lending” e-books to multiple “borrowers” with the click of a mouse—the same process as buying them. But free. Third: A la carte sales whittle down revenues. Twenty years ago, if you liked a song you heard on the radio, you paid $14 for a CD that had 14 songs on it—13 of which might be filler. iTunes’ 99-cent songs brought back the

single—but cheaper. (45s used to cost $3.) The result: the collapse of the music biz. According to Forrester Research, total U.S. music sales and licensing revenues fell from $14.6 billion in 1999 to $6.3 billion in 2009—a decline of 57 percent in a decade. People still liked music. They just didn’t have to pay for it anymore. There are already apps that sell e-books by the chapter. Some publishers give away free chapters as samples. Why should a college student assigned to read chapter two pay $40 for the whole thing? A la carte book sales will further depress profits. Why should you care if traditional publishers go under? What about the democratizing effect of the Internet, which allows anyone— not just big-name authors hooked-up with fancy wellconnected agents—to publish a book? Granted, digitalization opens doors for writers who might never have been able to break through the “no unsolicited manuscripts” wall that surrounded old-media gatekeepers. Elitism was and remains a problem. But there’s a bigger problem: Removing the profit incentive from books means more titles about vampires and werewolves and fewer in the fields of history and sociology. Because lower profits make it tougher for publishers to invest in big timeintensive projects, it deprofessionalizes our highest form of popular culture. The historian Robert Caro began working on his brilliant five-volume biography of Lyndon Johnson in 1982. He expects to finish in 2015. Tiny digital royalties eaten away by piracy couldn’t have sustained Caro’s research for three years—much less 32. “Inside [the Kindle’s] plastic case, other things lurk,” Sarah Lee writes in the UK Guardian. “Sci-fi and self-help. Even paranormal romance, where vampires seduce virgins and elves bonk trolls. The e-book world is driven by so-called genre fiction, categories such as horror or romance. It’s not future classics that push digital sales but more downmarket fare. No cliche is left unturned, no adjective underplayed.” Goodbye, Mr. Caro. Hello, 99-cent fan fiction. You might not care. But you should. Fourth but not last: The loss of a product’s brick-and-mortar distribution outlets reduces consumer consciousness of a product. In New York, where I live, all the music megastores— Tower, HMV and Virgin—are gone. So are


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TED RALL/OPINION most small record stores. I used to spend at least one day a week hopping from one CD store to the next. I probably spent $50 to $100 a week on music. Now I spend the same amount in three months. I still love music. I just don’t think about it as often. iTunes is just a list of names and titles. Now Barnes & Noble and what’s left of the independents are all that’s standing between an uncertain present and a disastrous, musiclike future. “Sure, you can buy bestsellers at Walmart and potboilers at the supermarket. But in many locales, Barnes & Noble is the only retailer offering a wide selection of books,” notes The New York Times. A broad, deep book industry requires retailers willing to sell midlist titles and books that don’t do well— i.e., most of them. Publishers say they want to save B&N, which is locked in an existential fight against Amazon. Things turned ugly after Amazon urged bookbuyers to visit stores in order to use their smartphones to scan barcodes of titles so they could buy them elsewhere—online, from Amazon, at a discount. B&N retaliated by banning books directly published by Amazon from its stores. Amazon says it doesn’t want to drive B&N and other brick-and-mortar stores out of business. Its actions belie that. But if Amazon management were smart, it would subsidize stores like B&N. Remember what happened to the music biz when record stores disappeared—the overall music business cratered. All music sales, including those of iTunes, would be higher today if Tower et al. were still around. Sadly, Amazon doesn’t seem smart. Like most American companies, it’s looting its own future in favor of short-term, quarterly lucre. “Shopping on Amazon is a directed


experience—it works best when you know what you’re looking for,” says Charlie Winton, CEO of Counterpoint Press. “But how does that help with, for instance, a first novel? When independent bookstores were in a healthier state, staff picks and hand selling could bring attention to great books people didn’t know they wanted. Now that’s much harder.” And many of those bookstore “customers” would have eventually bought that book from Amazon. E-books are here to stay. But there’s a way to save the overall book business for both print and electronic editions. The solution requires three parts. Congress should join the other countries that have major book industries in passing a Fixed Book Price Agreement, in which booksellers and publishers agree on what price books may be sold nationally—i.e., no $25 books selling for $10 at Costco. In France and other nations, studies have shown that FBPAs protect independent stores, increase the diversity and quality of titles sold, and support more authors. Recognizing the unique cultural contribution of books as well as the threat to our national heritage posed by digitalization, Congress should exempt publishers from antitrust laws. This would allow publishers to collude to set prices and hold the line against predatory discounting. Finally, publishers should flip the current arrangement, in which Amazon enjoys steeper discounts than brick-and-mortar stores. Even if Amazon gets charged a higher wholesale price, it still has big advantages; many people don’t live near a store or are simply too lazy to visit one. And Amazon carries everything. It’s more than a question of preserving print as a fetish commodity. E-books won’t thrive if their print forebears vanish.

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WHY SYRIA MATTERS 48,000 signatures will be required to put a local option initiative on November’s ballot.

BIETER POISED TO LAUNCH LOCAL-OPTION DRIVE When Mayor Dave Bieter turns to Boise’s citizenry, he usually gets what he wants. Voters elected him to two terms of the Idaho House of Representatives before sending him to Boise City Hall, where he has begun a rare third term in office, following his most recent victory on Nov. 3, 2011, swamping his opponent by a 3-to-1 margin. But even Bieter concedes that his newest challenge, collecting 48,000 signatures to put a local-option initiative on this November’s ballot, could be his greatest task to date. “This is the most-important issue for our city, bar none,” said Bieter at the Feb. 16 meeting of the City Club of Boise. “The Idaho Legislature isn’t going to give it to us. We have to put this measure on the ballot, and it has to go in an even-numbered year.” Bieter isn’t even asking for a local-option tax … yet. He wants the chance to put a possible levy before voters but can’t even float an initiative until voters first say it’s OK to hold a future referendum. “We won’t have a public transportation system that works without local option,” said Bieter. Bieter said the wording of a proposed initiative is being given the once-over by the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office, and he expected to launch an aggressive nine-week signature campaign as soon as possible. The deadline to submit petition signatures for verification is Tuesday, May 1. “Everybody can get 20 signatures,” said Bieter. “I’m pretty sure I could get 20 in my own family.” Bieter knows a thing or two about campaigns, beginning with the fact that they’re usually expensive. That’s where a consortium of business people is expected to step forward. Former Albertsons CEO Gary Michael, developer Skip Oppenheimer and political consultant Jason Lehosit were all linked to the pro-local option movement by the Associated Press’ John Miller in September 2011. Miller reported that “a campaign would cost hundreds of thousands or even more than $1 million.” But Lehosit is an expert fundraiser, leading the 2007 drive that convinced Ada and Canyon county residents to approve the College of Western Idaho. Looking out at the City Club attendees in the Grove Hotel ballroom, numbered at more than 300, Bieter estimated that if everyone there could guarantee 20 valid signatures, that could result in 6,000 names to kick off the campaign. But he’ll need a lot more rooms filled with a lot more supporters before May 1. —George Prentice

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A war-weary Idaho may need to consider the Syrian conflict sooner than later GEORGE PRENTICE Imagine the scenario: Another Middle East tinder box explodes— a nation in total meltdown as a dictator slaughters his own people with no regard to global opinion. The nation, a strategic location for Western military forces, also serves as a critical gateway for the world’s oil and gas supply. Perhaps worst of all is that the country has served as a laboratory for domestic and international terrorism. The nation is Syria, garnering scant domestic media attention. Yet some of the United States Congress’ most influential leaders have called for American military intervention. “More than 6,000 lives have been lost, and there is no end in sight,” said a joint statement from Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Sen. John McCain and Sen. Lindsey Graham. But Idaho, war-weary from sending thousands of its men and women to hotbeds in Afghanistan and Iraq, has been delivered little to no news on the escalating crisis, which has been described as some of the worst civil unrest in a generation. On Feb. 16-19, at the height of its unrest and bloodshed that turned streets into morgues, Syria was not mentioned once on Boise television channels 2, 6 or 7 during the stations’ 10 p.m. newscasts, traditionally reserved for local, national and international headlines. Yet, time was set aside on some broadcasts for lottery numbers, video of a man who had walked naked through a Pennsylvania Walmart and a Boise woman’s rant about what she called “dog do-do.” Understanding the Syrian crisis is not easy, but taking some amount of time to pay attention, sooner than later, may be critical in determining whether American lives and/or capital should again be sent half a world away. In March 2011, 15 Syrian students, ages 10-15, from the small southern town of Daraa, painted graffiti on the town’s walls to challenge their government’s harsh dictatorship. “As-Shaab Yoreed Eskaat el nizam!” the students wrote, translating to, “The People want to topple the regime!” The children were arrested, and after spending two weeks in jail, they bore marks of torture from being beaten and shocked with electronic devices. Some had their fingernails torn out. The children’s parents and residents of Daraa took to the streets, but the government responded with military

A Syrian girl walks past Syrian army soldiers at a street in Harasta, an eastern suburb of Damascus, on Feb. 15. The region saw heavy fighting between the government troops and defectors before the Syrian military retook the areas on Jan. 30.

force. Nationwide demonstrations followed, spreading like a flaming oil spill. The violence has continued to define the nation through much of 2011 and 2012, resulting in thousands of civilian deaths and body bags lining city streets. Thousands of government soldiers have since defected to join citizen rebels, pushing the country to civil war. While many Idahoans may not be fully versed on the situation in Syria, the crisis remains a prime topic of discussion and debate in some classrooms at Boise State and the University of Idaho. “My students exhibit a high level of engagement with current affairs,” said Mike Touchton, Boise State political science professor. “In particular, our upper-division students are demonstrating a really strong grasp of contemporary international trends, which certainly includes Syria and the Arab Spring.” Unfortunately, Touchton doesn’t have high hopes for greater engagement among the general public. “My best guess is that the public doesn’t have a lot of knowledge about Syria or its recent crisis of governance,” said Touchton. “I doubt many Americans consider it relevant to their lives.” Bill Smith, director of the Martin School of International Studies at the University of Idaho, pointed to former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski’s recent rant on Americans’ lack of understanding and knowledge of foreign affairs. “The American public is abysmally ignorant about the world,” said Brzezinski, citing polling that indicated half the country’s students couldn’t find New York City on a map. “TV evening news has gone downhill and now does very few national and international stories.” That’s reason enough for Smith to direct his students beyond most domestic media. “My students turn to on a regular

basis and they read Foreign Policy magazine,” said Smith. “If they’re going to watch something, they’re probably going to turn to Al Jazeera. The New York Times is really the only domestic source that’s quite useful. I really want my students to have depth and breadth on the issues.” Smith, who has International Studies majors participating in his courses on the United Nations and general studies students in his Contemporary Muslim World class, will be keeping a close watch on what the breaking point in Syria may turn out to be. “I don’t think this plays out well for anybody concerned,” said Smith. “There doesn’t seem to be anybody who has any influence over [Syrian President Bashar] al-Assad. This is one of the things about the contemporary world, different than the world of 25-30 years ago when exile was an option. There is no exile for al-Assad. He either sticks it out, wins and becomes a pariah, or he fights until he’s arrested or killed. But he really can’t leave. If he did, he’d probably be thrown in jail for war crimes. I’m really interested in the idea of the [International Criminal Court] holding people accountable. But it really disincentivizes dictators from stepping down.” Touchton said the next move in a deadly chess game (with the Syrian people serving as pawns) could be critical. “Regime change is the logical outcome of military intervention,” said Touchton. “But it’s not clear whether intervention in Syria improves the United States’ position in the Middle East. On the one hand, an intervention could send positive signals about the U.S.’s respect for human rights and support for Muslim citizens against their despotic leaders. On the other hand, an intervention could lead to a costly peace-keeping mission and possibly an Islamic government with an anti-American posture.” WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


BOISE CO-OP REFINES GIVING POLICY Annual community donations to be cut up to 80 percent in 2012 TARA MORGAN Past a frosted unmarked door next to the Boise Co-op Wine Shop and around a towering stack of boxes, a few dozen folks—most of them Co-op employees—gathered for the most recent Co-op board meeting on Feb. 13. After board members finished quoting sales figures and general manager Ben Kuzma gave an update on the store’s remodeling plans, longtime board member and Boise City Council Member David Eberle announced his resignation. Eberle explained he was leaving the Co-op board because of time constraints with his new job and, after praising recent changes at the North End grocery store, gave the board some words of caution: “We have traditionally been a store that has served the community back, whether it’s something fun like the Tour de Fat or whether it’s helping some of the charities in town,” said Eberle. “That is more than an advertising role, it is also a responsibility, in my opinion, of all corporations. … We should be a leader … in giving back to the community as how to do it right so that we can make Boise one of the most livable places in the world.” Eberle was referring to a recent “refining” of the Co-op’s giving policy, which has reigned in charitable donations from more than $200,000 in 2011 down to a cap of $3,000 a month—or $36,000 annually—for 2012. During the audience comment and question portion of the board meeting, a Co-op member asked for clarification on the changes, and newly minted Co-op Marketing Manager Lee Clinton explained that up to $2,500 of the monthly donations will come from the Co-op’s Shop for Good Program—which offers one qualifying nonprofit 4 percent of total store sales one day a month. “From my brief experience here—in the five weeks I’ve been here in my period of discovery and assessment—the Co-op never said no to anybody to any donation request to any sponsorships to anything,” said Clinton. “And the record-keeping was woefully inadequate: no spreadsheets, no tracking, no totaling.” Clinton went on to explain that the Co-op

is trying to be more focused with how it gives back to the community. “We don’t have the intention of cutting off the community. Our goal is to really reach the people in our community a little deeper,” Clinton said. “Instead of the scattershot of saying ‘yes’ to everybody, we’re hoping to foster really long-term and deeper relationships with people that will support us in return.” According to the Co-op’s 2011 Annual Report, it supported at least 36 local organizations in 2011, including Idaho Public Television, Boise State Radio, Capital City Public Market, Think Boise First, Life’s Kitchen, Boise Bicycle Project, Sustainable Community Connections, Global Gardens and more. One local nonprofit that has been affected by these recent changes is the i48 Film Festival. According to Josie Pusl, a director of i48 and a True West Inc. board member, the Co-op has donated between $2,250-$2,500 annually to the event for the past eight years. “It was definitely helpful. They were our title sponsor and they usually sponsored the prize money so we were certainly happy to have it but we’ll get by without it,” said Pusl. Pusl is currently looking for other cash sponsors so i48 can move forward in 2012 and beyond. She said she plans to apply to the Co-op’s Shop For Good program. “It’s too bad. We’ve been working with [The Co-op] since back in the days of True West. … They’ve been a great partner with us and we’re sad to not have them, but you know, we understand,” said Pusl. “They’ve got a lot of stuff going on and they have to make their choices.” In a follow-up email, Clinton further explained the Co-op’s refined giving programs: “Boise Co-op is first and foremost a business. We must employ sustainable business practices to be able to continue to support and sponsor like-minded organizations with synergistic goals.” She also added: “Due to the large number of applicants, we are unable to fulfill every request, but our commitment to support as many community organizations as possible remains strong.”



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A measure that would restrict contraception coverage could surface at the discretion of Republican Rep. Janice McGeachin, chair of House Health and Welfare Committee.

ON LIFE SUPPORT Bill that would hinder access to birth control survives House committee GEORGE PRENTICE Opponents of a proposal to allow Idaho insurers to restrict access to contraception pleaded with lawmakers on Feb. 20 to maintain their coverage. While they didn’t walk away with a clear victory, they did convince the majority of the House Health and Welfare Committee to reconsider what they concluded was a flawed piece of legislation. In its original form, House Bill 530 would have granted insurance carriers the leeway to restrict coverage for contraception, sterilization or abortion-inducing drugs. But lawmakers were quickly reminded that birth control pills are used for other purposes. “I take birth control pills for chronic ocular migraines,” said Dominique Howell. “I view this as discrimination.” Former Coeur d’Alene Democratic Rep. Bonnie Douglas returned to the Statehouse to tell her own story. “I was a teenager with acne. I have acne scarring,” said Douglas. “I really believe this is the wrong direction to go.” An overwhelming majority of speakers testified in opposition to the measure. “I’m kind of surprised there are so few women on the committee,” said Yvette Sedlewicz, who was quickly met with a gavel from the committee’s chair, Idaho Falls Republican Rep. Janice McGeachin. “In Afghanistan, they sell their daughters into marriage and stone women for adultery,” said Sedlewicz. “Is that what you’re after?” McGeachin interrupted Sedlewicz, reminding her of the committee’s rules of etiquette. “You’re speaking to the motives [of the bill] and that’s not appropriate,” said McGeachin. Sylvia Chariton, vice president of public

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policy for the American Association of University Women of Idaho, told lawmakers that the legislation would “undercut basic health care coverage.” “You’re trying to block working women’s access, especially poor working women, to contraception,” said Chariton. “This is reprehensibly wrong and completely out of touch with today’s workplace landscape.” But the bill’s sponsor, Emmett Republican Rep. Carlos Bilbao, dug in his heels. “I want it in clear letters that I don’t have to pay for somebody else’s abortions or birth control pills,” said Bilbao. Ultimately the committee’s two physicians, one Republican and one Democrat, challenged the measure. Democratic Lewiston Rep. John Rusche said the bill’s definitions were so broad that it could apply to chemotherapy drugs. Burley Republican Rep. Fred Wood said birthcontrol pills are used for “treatment of a lot of diseases that have absolutely nothing to do with contraception.” Rusche and Wood unsuccessfully tried to kill the measure, but a substitute motion put the bill on life support, so that the measure could resurface in the future at the discretion of McGeachin for discussion of possible changes. The motion carried by a 7-to-3 vote, with Wood being the only Republican to join the committee’s two Democrats in a “no” vote. Moments later, the committee approved a nonbinding memorial opposing the Affordable Care Act’s requirement to provide coverage for contraception. That vote was 7-to-2 along party lines. Wood had since excused himself from the proceedings. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


GEOFF BURNS Boise’s best-known camper goes to court GEORGE PRENTICE

Before your arrest last October, had you ever had any run-in with law enforcement? I think I was about 30 years old and my dog, who was everybody’s best friend, got loose. He got thrown in the pokey and I paid a bunch of money to bail him out. When I received a summons in the mail, saying I owed money for my dog getting lose, I figured it crossed in the mail because I had already paid, but I had to pay them even more. I’m presuming that you were fully aware of what you were doing on Oct. 15, 2011, and where you were doing it. Sure. And the possible consequences? I really didn’t anticipate being arrested. What was going through your head or your heart in the days leading up to that event?


It was very early in the Occupy movement. I had been to the first Occupy Boise march—300 people in the driving rain—it was pretty powerful. Oct. 15, 2011, had been declared a global day of action, and the night before, I hadn’t heard of anything planned locally, so I decided I wanted to do something. Tell me how you were treated by law enforcement. The police were very accommodating and respectful. There’s a benefit to being 63 years old. You were behind bars for two hours before your wife bonded you out. The bond was $300, but they tacked on a lot of fees, so it was just under $350. Is your attorney, Bryan Walker, charging you? It’s pro bono. He called me and said he had an interest in my case. When you appeared before Magistrate Judge Daniel Steckel, your attorney had filed a motion to dismiss the charges. He filed the motion over a month ago. But the city’s prosecutors hadn’t filed any response. Mr. Walker also filed a motion to compel prosecutors to provide evidence to back up their case. Is it fair to say that prosecutors weren’t prepared? I think so. I was totally shocked. What happens next? Prosecutors have another 30 days to file their response. Then, we’ll have another two weeks to look at their response before scheduling our return to court.


John “Geoff” Burns, a 63-year-old husband, father and grandfather, is best known as the man who went camping on Oct. 15, 2011. It was where he decided to pitch his tent that got him the most attention (and landed him in jail). In an act of solidarity with global events attached to the Occupy movement, Burns was arrested for camping after dark on City of Boise property and then refusing to leave. But don’t confuse Burns with a left-wing stereotype. “I come from a long line of capitalists,” said Burns. “My grandfather and father provided timber to mining operations.” But after watching his nation lean more toward corporate interests and away from its citizenry, Burns decided it was time to do something.

What is the basis of the motion to dismiss? My constitutional rights. It’s a First Amendment case. Was your confidence level any different walking out of the courtroom than from when you walked in? My confidence level is set apart from the proceedings. I’m very comfortable with what I did regardless of the outcome. One of the prosecutor’s arguments was that I never asked for permission. And I thought about that. What would our country look like if someone like Rosa Parks had to ask permission? Would you do it again tomorrow? I may do it again tomorrow. Aren’t you a bit surprised that others haven’t followed your example? Very surprised. I really am. Do you have a sense that your actions transcend who you are as an individual? I sat in the courtroom and realized that it wasn’t about me. It was about ideas, and that validates what I did. Here’s the thing. There’s that court, but what’s really important is the court of public opinion. That’s how our democracy has grown. The phrase “all men are created equal” was written with white, AngloSaxon landowners in mind—not women and not persons of color. We need to keep expanding the franchise.

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Off Center Dance will keep audiences on their toes with its new performance.


Randi Rascal, Luminous Pariah, Wiggy Stardust and Paris Original will help plow over any speed bumps in your quest for neo-burlesque.

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY FEB. 22-23 neo-burlesque SPEEDBUMP: A NEO-BURLESQUE ADVENTURE Speed bumps are generally used to slow you down, but Speedbump, a four-person burlesque troupe hailing from Seattle, will get you moving. Speedbump’s 10-city Neo-Burlesque Road Trip (a term that puts fantastic images in our minds) will include a Wednesday, Feb. 22, workshop at Fatty’s Bar and a Thursday, Feb. 23, show at the Balcony Club. Randi Rascal, Luminous Pariah, Wiggy Stardust and Paris Original will provide three hours of instruction and demonstrations on technique, character development, moving and costuming—but leave your notepads at home; this is an interactive workshop. According to Brandi Benson of local burlesque troupe Hot Mess Burlesque, the workshop “will provide confidence, whether it be for use in a personal bedroom or walking in heels.” Speedbumps describes its brand of performance on its Facebook page as “irreverent, political, genre-blending and gender-bending,” and seeks “to highlight the most thrilling aspects of the neo-burlesque movement. Drag, Dance, Performance Art, and Anthropology come together in an edgy spectacle.” That edgy spectacle will be on display at the Balcony Club, when the visiting troupe is accompanied by Hot Mess, including the deadly yet delicious-sounding Cyanide Cupcake, Laydee Bravado, Miss Bobbi Pins, Whispering Ted and Mimi ma Shuga. Workshop: Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m., $25-$30. Fatty’s Bar, 800 W. Idaho St., Ste. 200, 208-514-2531, email for reservations. Performance: Thursday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m., $10. Balcony Club, 150 N. Eighth St., 208-336-1313,

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Off Center Dance has a question: “What do you get when you mix 14 dancers and more than 40 balls?” No, that’s not a bad joke. According to the modern dance company’s website, the answer is one of its new performances: “Ball Change.” The dance, choreographed by Off Center dancer Katie Ponozzo, will include the largest number of dancers in the company’s history and utilize balls in some fashion for each section—including light-up balls and spheres moving through water. The piece is one of six in Off Center’s new show, which will take place at Boise Contemporary Theater on Friday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, Feb. 25. The performance will also include Artistic Director Kelli Brown’s “New and Improved,” which explores advertising and commercialism involving women from the 1950s and today. According the Brown, the tone for the piece is “sort of tongue-in-cheek.” The show will also include a piece by a woman familiar to many with some knowledge of Boise’s dance community: Teresa Vaughan. Vaughan co-founded the Garden City studio Dance Dimensions in the 1980s and has helped develop the talents of many Treasure Valley dancers. Her piece, “Journey,” explores her life as a dancer. “My inspiration really came from the joy that dancing has given me since I was a child. I started as a dancer ... it evolved into teaching, but I never lost that pure joy of just dancing—that hard-to-explain feeling that perhaps only dancers understand. Now, I have come full circle, and I have the opportunity to express it creatively for an audience,” Vaughan said on Off Center’s website. One of the six pieces in the show is a film about dance. Dune is Brown’s third dance film and derives its title from the Bruneau Sand Dunes. Brown’s new dance piece “Reach” will also be included in the show, along with a piece from guest artist Molly Beardmore-Heller. Friday, Feb. 24, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 25, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.; $17 adv., $20 door, $10 students. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., 208-331-9224, brownpapertickets. com,

FRIDAYSUNDAY FEB. 24-26 stage IOLANTHE The City of Trees will get a taste of 19th-century

European theater when magic meets politics and a wickedly funny comedy hits the Boise State Special Events Center stage. The Boise State Theatre Arts and Music departments have teamed up to present Iolanthe. This story features a group of mystical fairies entangled in a conflict with

British Parliament after a capital crime is committed by one of their own. Forbidden love is at the forefront of the struggle between fairies and humans. Throughout the twisted tale of fiction, this comedy pokes fun at government affairs and laws in Britain during the time. A blend of colorful elements come together to compose WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


What’s a little grave robbing between friends?

WEDNESDAY FEB. 29 Oh the places you’ll go—when you get some bike gear from the Boise Bike Swap.


SATURDAY FEB. 25 new rides BOISE BIKE SWAP The late President John F. Kennedy once said, “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.” How right he was. As the New Englander knew, a bike ride is nothing without the proper steed. Fortunately, the event of the year for bike enthusiasts is coming to Boise. The Boise Bike Swap will help put more cyclists on the right ride and in the requisite nylon shorts on Saturday, Feb. 25. Sellers will assemble to talk shop and sell all things bike at the Cole Village shopping center. If you’re looking to replace that toothless sprocket or swap out those sub-par shifters for a new shiny pair of Shimanos, this is the time and place. The deets are simple: pay a $30 fee to showcase the gear you want to sell at a dedicated table with seating for two. Sellers can purchase more than one table, grouped together for a larger floor presence if they have a huge pile of stuff to unload. If you have a garishly colored, Pabst Blue Ribbon-themed fixed gear to unload (anonymously, we hope), you can admit your ride to the bike corral. Admission to the corral is $10 per bike, and includes the $3 entry fee to the event. There is availability for day-of rentals, but space fills up fast, so it’s best to act early. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $3, FREE for children younger than 10. Cole Village Shopping Center, 3255 N. Cole Road,

a captivating world wherein anything is possible. The long-lived comedy is a product of renowned duo Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert. It premiered at the famous Savoy Theater in London and is frequently regarded as one of their best works. Boise State students, faculty, alumni and staff may retrieve one free ticket from the Student Union information booth, and tickets are available at Select-a-Seat. Friday, Feb. 24-Saturday, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 26, 2 p.m. $12, $10 non-Boise State students, seniors and military. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, 208-426-3957, theatrearts.


SUNDAY FEB. 26 found funds WHAT’S IT WORTH? What’s It Worth?, Boise’s highly successful version of Antiques Roadshow, will return to the Idaho State Historical Museum on Sunday, Feb. 26. “We collected more than $3,000 in entry fees last year,” said Anne Schorzman, the museum’s events coordinator. “That helped us fund the opening of one of our major exhibits last summer.” Proceeds from the event will help fund the exhibit

What’s worse than being exiled in Salt Lake City? How about being exiled to Antelope Island, a blip of land in the middle of the Great Salt Lake, as a French immigrant was in punishment for grave robbing. For Robbing the Dead AKA Redemption tells the story of Henry Heath, a lawman in 1862 Salt Lake City tasked with watching over the exiled Jean Baptiste. On Wednesday, Feb. 29, the ArtsWest School for the Performing and Visual Arts will present a special screening of the film at the Northgate Reel Theater. In the film, Heath despises Baptiste, as does the community. But through his role as caretaker on Antelope Island, and protecting the grave robber from the retribution of angry citizens, Heath learns compassion. John Freeman stars in the leading role of Thomas Russell’s story about how a hard heart can soften. Catch Freeman, Margot Kidder (Lois Lane in Superman), Barr y Corbin (Northern Exposure and One Tree Hill), Larr y Thomas (Seinfeld’s Soup Nazi) and David Stevens (Punch Drunk Love and The Crow: Salvation) after the film for a question-and-answer forum. The $25 admission gets you access to the film and the Q&A, with proceeds to benefit ArtsWest’s theater and film department. For $100, you get the chance to head downtown with the cast for a private reception, which includes dessert and a chance to grill the cast. Screening: 6:30 p.m., $25. Reception: $100. Northgate Reel Theater, 6950 W. State St., 208-377-2620,

Essential Idaho: 150 Things That Make Idaho Unique, commemorating the sesquicentennial of Idaho becoming a territory. The $5 per-person and $10 per-item entry fee is a bargain, considering the fortune that some Idahoans have found in past events. “We had some people come in with artwork that was valued as high as $30,000-$40,000,” said Schorzman. Antique experts will be scattered throughout the museum to estimate the value of art, books, coins, dollars, jewelry and firearms. Perhaps the oddest item presented in 2009 was a Civil War peg leg, rescued from being burned during a demolition. The same year, a 20-gauge Civil War shotgun

BANG DESK LAMP In old Westerns, marksmen would show their superior gun-slinging skills by drawing a pistol from their dusty holsters and shooting out the flame on a saloon candle. Now, the pasty generation reared on Clue, The Clapper and Duck Hunt can try their delicate hands at a similar trick. Created by Taiwan-based company Bitplay, the BANG! Lamp is controlled by a gunshaped remote. Just point the gun at the sleek white lamp, pull the trigger and the light will turn off as the lampshade tilts off kilter. To turn the lights back on, fire the gun again and the lamp will morph back into its original, lamply shape. The BANG! lamp debuted at the New York International Gift Fair. According to the Apartment Therapy blog, the lamp’s design “was born out of a laziness to get out of bed in the winter to turn out the light.” In the hipster murder-mystery promo video for the lamp, quirkily dressed characters stop-motion emerge from armoires and slide out from under tables to shoot the light on and off. Though the BANG! Lamp is currently only available in Asia, Bitplay is looking for a distributor in the United States. —Tara Morgan

was valued at $2,000 and a vase purchased for $130 in an auction had an estimated value of $750-$850. Evaluator Randall Brown of Brown’s Gallery once told an attendee that if a painting of a cabin against a mountain was restored and framed, it could be worth as much as $7,000. Until then, the painting had been forgotten and stored in a closet. In a rare Sunday occurrence, The Idaho State Historical Museum will be open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., as What’s It Worth? evaluators will rediscover some of Idaho’s hidden family treasures. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $5 entry, $10 per-item evaluation fee. Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, 208-334-2120,

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8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY FEB. 22 Festivals & Events ENGINEERING WEEK—Enjoy demonstrations, hands-on programs, a teen engineering challenge, a presentation on the Ion Thruster Project (a current Boise State project done in conjunction with NASA) and a chance to learn about the hobbies, work and projects of Treasure Valley engineers. Visit the Discovery Center website for each day’s events. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-343-9895,

On Stage GOD OF CARNAGE—This Tony Award-winning play tells the story of two couples who attempt to discuss a playground dispute between their sons, but end up in a chaotic mess. 7 p.m. $30 adult, $20 senior, $10 student. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122, IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY—Alley Repertory’s production of Sarah Ruhl’s play is a beguiling story of love, longing, science and invention. Set during the dawn of the electrical age, a new medical device is developed to pacify “hysterical” women (and, occasionally, men), but it produces a shockingly different result. 8 p.m. $10-15. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297,

Workshops & Classes SPEEDBUMP BURLESQUE PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP— Speedbump offers a three-hour co-ed workshop focused on neo-burlesque plot concept, character development, movement and costuming. Taught by Randi Rascal, Luminous Pariah, Wiggy Stardust and Paris Original of Seattle. For reservations, email See Picks, Page 14. 7-10 p.m. $25 adv., $30 door. Fatty’s, 800 W. Idaho St., Ste. 200, Boise, 208-5142531,

Calls to Artists BOISE VISUAL CHRONICLE COLLECTION—Artists may submit existing artwork or proposals for new works to be included in the Boise Visual Chronicle through Monday, March 12. The BVC is a collection of more than 90 works of art by 52 Idaho artists that reflects the diverse expression and concerns of artists responding to life in Boise. Visit for more info. Boise City Department of Arts and History, 150 N. Capitol Blvd., first floor, east wing, Boise, 208-433-5670, CALL FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS—The Sun Valley Center for the Arts is accepting scholarship applications from Blaine County students and teachers who wish to further

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their individual studies in the arts and humanities. This year’s deadline is Friday, Feb. 24, at 5 p.m. To download a scholarship application and instructions, visit the website. Sun Valley Center for the Arts, 191 Fifth St. E., Ketchum, 208-726-9491,

sideration to Exposure A.L.P.H.A. Interchange, an Idaho based non-profit organization with a focus on creating a compassionate community for those impacted by HIV and AIDS. Group or solo exhibition proposals welcome. No rental fee, but the organization will retain a portion of sales. Contact rick.ramos@alphaidaho. org for more info. FREE. Exposure A.L.P.H.A. Interchange, 213 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-424-8158,

EXPOSURE A.L.P.H.A. INTERCHANGE—Artists working in all mediums and at any stage in their careers are encouraged to submit their portfolios for con-

LIT/BOOK REVIEW BACKSTABBING BITCHES Before the music industry shifted beneath the market’s feet, independent musicians struggled for their work to be seen as legitimate. With the introduction of e-books, simple publishing software, etc., the book industry is now facing the same sea change. While a number of authors are doing good work, others like Boise writer Leona Campbell and her book Backstabbing Bitches, maintain self-publishing as a go-to punchline. The book of “bitches you need to know about and hope you never meet,” is a series of short memoir pieces with chapter headings like “College Bitch” and “Waitress Bitch.” There are 101 of them in 130 pages. To call Backstabbing Bitches a staggeringly vapid work of unparalleled narcissism is to give it too much credit. It might read like a series of rants from guests on the Jerry Springer Show, if you removed all entertainment value whatsoever and slashed the maturity level in half. The wrongs done to the narrator by these assorted bitches include looking at her husband or cutting in line. If the Burn Book from the film Mean Girls were stretched into a novella and lacked the witticisms of Tina Fey, it would still be the Deep Impact to Backstabbing Bitches’ Armageddon. Even the punctuation is awful. Of the 20 sentences on the first page, 14 end in exclamation points. Either Campbell is trying to get in good graces with the Boise Library! or she crowdsourced her copy editing to a junior high Facebooker. More than just shallow, some sections of the book betray a frightening malevolence. In the story “Welfare Bitch,” the narrator writes of her belief that welfare recipients should be sterilized because they are like dogs. And though Campbell offers a disclaimer that “all bitches identified here are strictly fictitious, and their stories are intended for entertainment purposes only,” the About the Author blurb on the next page calls this “her first book of non-fiction.” Having not actually read every book in existence, I can’t say that Backstabbing Bitches is, in fact, the worst book ever written. But it’s hard to imagine how anything, even the nutritional labels on processed food, could be less engaging. —Josh Gross WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

8 DAYS OUT FIFTH ANNUAL MODERN ART EVENT—The Modern Hotel will once again open its rooms for artists to display, show, create and perform their work at Modern Art on Thursday, May 3. Artists may submit their ideas for consideration by picking up a form at The Modern’s front desk of or online at Forms are due back by Thursday, March 1. Contact Amy O’Brien or Kerry Tullis at for more info. Modern Hotel and Bar, 1314 W. Grove St., Boise, 208424-8244, NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION SUBMISSIONS—Artists are invited to submit up to three entries for Art Source Gallery’s 10th annual National Juried Exhibition. Four artists will share $1,000 in winnings. Entry forms are available at the gallery or on its website. Submissions due Wednesday, May 16. Art Source Gallery, 1015 W. Main St., Boise, 208-331-3374,

Talks & Lectures WINTER WEDNESDAYS LUNCH AND LEARN—How do our local elk and deer populations survive and thrive during harsh winters? Learn interesting facts about the herds we can see along the Boise River and in the Foothills. Gourmet soup, salad and bread lunch by Open Table Catering. For more information, call 208-

334-2225. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $16.50. MK Nature Center, 600 S. Walnut St., Boise, 208-3342225,

IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $10-15. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297,


LIQUID LAUGHS COMEDY SHOW-JIMMIE ROULETTE— This latest installment of the Liquid Laughs comedy show also features Matt Gingrich. Tickets available at, by calling 208-941-2459 or at Liquid and Solid. 8 p.m. $8. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379,

Festivals & Events ENGINEERING WEEK—See Wednesday. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-343-9895, HOT COFFEE DIRECTOR RECEPTION—Meet Susan Saladoff, director of the Hot Coffee documentary, at a private pre-screening reception hosted by the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association. Your admission to the reception includes a ticket to the screening at the Egyptian Theatre. Read more about the film at Advanced reservations are required at 208345-1890 or 6-7 p.m. $20. The Grove Hotel, 245 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-333-8000.

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On Stage GOD OF CARNAGE—See Wednesday. 7 p.m. $30 adult, $20 senior, $10 student. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., 208578-9122,


SPEEDBUMP NEO-BURLESQUE ROAD TRIP—Exploding from Seattle’s red-hot neo-burlesque scene, daring teasers the Luminous Pariah, Paris Original, Randi Rascal and Wiggy Stardust are taking their show on the road. Advance tickets available online at See Picks, Page 14. 9 p.m. $15 door, $10 adv. Balcony Club, 150 N. Eighth St., Ste. 226, Boise, 208-336-1313,


BISTRO FEBRUARY WINE TASTINGS—Travel south of the equator in the sixth-annual February Wine Tastings. Brad Cowan of Idaho Wine Merchant will host this adventure. Includes wines and light hors d’oeuvres. Call 208-342-3456 or email info@ for reservations as space is limited. 6-7:30 p.m. $15. Brick Oven Bistro, 801 N. Main St., Boise, 208-3423456, THIRD-ANNUAL SOUP TWEETUP—Fundraiser to benefit the Women’s and Children’s Alliance. Enjoy soup from some of the valley’s best chefs. Silent auction of various items donated by local businesses. 4:30-8 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Berryhill & Co. Restaurant, 121 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208-387-3553,

Workshops & Classes TREE PLANTING AND SELECTION WORKSHOP—Learn how to choose the trees that will work for your landscape and how to plant them to encourage healthy tree growth. For more information, call the Nampa Forestry office at 208-468-5748 or visit In the Council chambers. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Nampa City Hall, 411 Third St. S., Nampa.

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MICHAEL SHELDON: MAN IN WHITE—Mark Twain biographer and author Michael Sheldon will discuss Mark Twain: The Man in White: The Grand Adventure of His Final Years as part of the Read Me Treasure Valley program. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, Hayes Auditorium, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise,

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FRIDAY FEB. 24 Festivals & Events CAPITAL HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BENEFIT DINNER AND CONCERT—Capital High School’s jazz ensemble performs with Highstreet and special guest artist Curtis Stigers, a world-renowned jazz artist and Capital High School graduate. A spaghetti dinner will be served before the concert. Proceeds will go toward replacing aging band instruments and assisting students with band expenses. 5:30 p.m. $10. Capital High School auditorium, 8055 Goddard Road, Boise. CELEBRITIES IN JEOPARDY— Celebrated authors Tony Doerr and Alan Heathcock will emcee this gameshow-style event, with Judge Steve Trott handing down formal rulings on answers from local celebrity contestants Mark Junkert, Peter Morrill, Bob Kustra, Kathy Kustra, Cherie Buckner-Webb, Margaret Montrose Stigers, radio personalities Ken Bass and Tim Johnstone and two lucky audience members TBA. Anyone interested in becoming a contestant can contact Bev Harad at Proceeds benefit The Cabin. See Arts, Page 26. 6:45 p.m. $35$100. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, CURVY BURLESQUE AND LINGERIE FASHION SHOW— Featuring professional plus-size model Jamie E., Kelly Green from Ophidia Studio and plus-size model Jenafer Lauren wearing corsets and different types of lingerie. After-party dance with music by DJ Mac Beats. 8 p.m. $15-$30. Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-344-7691, ENGINEERING WEEK—See Wednesday. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-343-9895,

On Stage GOD OF CARNAGE—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $30 adult, $20 senior, $10 student. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122, companyoffools. org. IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $10-15. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, IOLANTHE—Politics and aristocracy meet the fairies of Fairyland in this comedy presented by the Boise State music and theater departments. Widely considered one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s best works, this story is a zany ride to a place where romance, politics, money and magic meet—in ways only Gilbert and Sullivan could imagine. Visit for more info. See Picks, Page 14. 7:30 p.m. $12; $10 seniors, military and non-Boise State students, FREE with Boise State ID. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise,

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Secret collector Frank Warren talked about receiving some half a million anonymous secrets from his blog’s readers.

A HUSH FALLS OVER NEUROLUX AND THE MORRISON CENTER GETS GABBY This week was as much about the audience as it was the performer. And nowhere was that more evident than everyone’s favorite former ashtray, Neurolux. On Feb. 19, Laura Gibson fans crowded around every available table and barstool in the dark dive and—get this—quietly listened to the Portland, Ore., folk darling’s entire set. From opener “La Grande,” with its galloping percussion, to the flute- and harmony-filled Bossa Nova track “Lion/Lamb” to closer “The Fire,” the normally raucous and whiskey-jawed Neurolux audience sat rapt and respectful. A sprinkling of fans also swayed to the beat near the stage, pausing to hear Gibson recount a tale about the track “The Rushing Dark,” which was intended as a lullaby for her niece but turned into a meditation on sleep as practice for death. Speaking of ruminations on death, Post Secret fans packed into the Morrison Center on Feb. 16 to hear founder Frank Warren talk about receiving more than half a million anonymous postcard secret confessions. But after Warren’s presentation, things took a darker turn. According to BW’s Josh Gross, “The open mic yielded tearful tales of being gang-raped on camera as a child and of a woman’s fear to have children because she knows they would be ugly and she wouldn’t love them.” Gross added, “Though on the surface, it would be easy to paint the event as misery porn, it seemed to tap into something much deeper. It was almost like a revival, a censorship- and judgment-free zone in which anyone could share anything.” An enthusiastic sold-out crowd also filled the Egyptian Theatre on Feb. 17 for Opera Idaho’s La Boheme. Decked out in fine coats and dresses, the mostly older audience drank in Puccini’s tale of two lovers and their band of bohemian friends set in the 1840s Parisian Latin Quarter. Staffer Stephen Foster noted that Rolando Sanz “played the lead role of the poet Rodolfo fantastically,” and that Eleni Calenos, who played the coquettish, terminally ill Mimi “was similarly engaging with her huge vocal delivery and passionate acting.” Speaking of passionate acting, Alley Repertory Theater officially opened its adaptation of Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play on Feb. 17. Gross said the play’s dialogue was snappy and there wasn’t a weak link in the cast, but the subject matter—doctors curing the antiquated diagnosis of female “hysteria” with vibrators—had the audience constantly giggling. “Though approximately 40 percent of the play is watching actors portray masturbation of one form or another, Alley Rep’s Production of the Vibrator Play is an immensely entertaining mediation on medical history and gender roles that raises questions society still needs to ask itself more than 100 years after the play is set.” Read the full play review on Page 20. —Tara Morgan WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

8 DAYS OUT LIQUID LAUGHS COMEDY SHOW-JIMMIE ROULETTE—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, MISSOULA CHILDREN’S THEATRE—Performance of King Arthur’s Quest, featuring 50 local children. For more information, visit or 7:30 p.m. Jewett Auditorium, The College of Idaho, 2112 E. Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, 208-459-3405 or 208-454-1376, caldwellfinearts. org. OFF CENTER DANCE—Dancer and company choreographer Katie Ponozzo premieres her new work, “Ball Change!” Other new works include “Journey” by Teresa Vaughan; “Reach” and “Dune,” the latter a film, by Artistic Director Kelli Brown and an intimate and complex solo by guest performer Molly BeardmoreHeller. Find out more at See Picks, Page 14. 8 p.m. $10-$20. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224,

Animals & Pets SOULMATE ADOPTION EVENT—find your soulmate using a scientific method of matching your lifestyle to a dog’s personality. Called Meet Your Match, the system was developed by the ASPCA. For this event, adult dog adoption fees will be reduced to $39, and adult black dogs will be reduced to $25. All dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, and all adopters will receive a goodie bag with free food and coupons, and a special adoption booklet explaining their new dog’s special personality. For more information, visit or call 208-455-5920. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Canyon County Animal Shelter, 5801 Graye Lane, Caldwell, 208455-5920,

SATURDAY FEB. 25 Festivals & Events BIKE SWAP—Buy, sell or trade anything bicycle related. Visit for more information. See Picks, Page xx. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $3, FREE for children younger than 10. Cole Village Shopping Center, 3255 N. Cole Road, Boise, 208-376-1942.

COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE—The Idaho Country Western Dance Association holds a dance each month, featuring two-step, swing, waltz, cha cha, line dancing and more. Friendly folks, great music, large floor, smoke-free. Line dance lesson: 6-7 p.m. Couples dance lesson (no partner needed): 7:30-8:30 p.m. Details: or facebook. com/icwda. 6-11 p.m. $5 member, $7 nonmember. Boise Valley Square and Round Dance Center, 6534 Diamond St., Boise, 208-342-0890, ENGINEERING WEEK—See Wednesday. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-3439895,

Concerts BOISE PHILHARMONIC—Boise Philharmonic welcomes back Caroline Goulding with Mozart’s Violin Concert No. 4, as well as Mikolos Rozsa’s Spellbound Concerto and Shostakovich, Symphony No. 4. See Noise, Page 23. Visit boisephilharmonic. org for more info and tickets. 8 p.m. $23 and up. Northwest Nazarene University Brandt Center (Swayne Auditorium), 707 Fern St., Nampa, 208467-8790, BRAVE JAZZ NIGHT—The Kings of Swing will headline this fund-raising concert featuring the Boise High Jazz Band and The North Junior High Jazz Band. Refreshments will be served. 7 p.m. $10 general, $6 students/seniors. Boise High School, 1010 Washington St., Boise, 208-854-4270.

Food & Drink STOCK YOUR WINE CELLAR—Enjoy an exclusive wine tasting with tapas and a 10-percent discount on wine purchases. 6 p.m. $15 adv., $20 door. Basque Market, 608 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-4331208,

Literature GHOSTS & PROJECTORS READING—Cathy Park Hong of New York City and Boise State MFA graduate Merin Tigert will read original poetry. Park Hong is the author of Translating Mo’um and Dance Dance Revolution and has won a Pushcart Prize and the Barnard Women Poets Prize. 7 p.m. $2 donation. Sun Ray Cafe, 1602 N. 13th St., Boise, 208-3432887, LITERATURE FOR LUNCH BOOK CLUB—This monthly book discussion group supported by the Boise State Department of English will look at 20thcentury narratives about midlife. This month: The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall. For more information, contact English professors Carol Martin at or Cheryl Hindrichs at 12:10-1 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4200,

Citizen NEW REPUBLICAN CLUB (TREASURE VALLEY PACHYDERMS)—Guest speakers and an open forum over dinner for local Republicans. For more information, email treasurevalleypachyderms@ 6 p.m. $5 for members and $6.99 for nonmembers; donations accepted. ArtsWest School for the Performing and Visual Arts, 3415 Flint Drive, Eagle, 208-938-5410,

Odds & Ends BE TWICE INSPIRED WEDDING SALE—Consign, sell or purchase gently used wedding goods. 4-9 p.m. $5. Canyon Ridge Church, 11505 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-585-1217,


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8 DAYS OUT On Stage


GOD OF CARNAGE—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $30, $20 seniors, $10 students. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122, companyoffools. org. IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $10-15. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, IOLANTHE—See Friday. 7:30 p.m. $12; $10 seniors, military and non-Boise State students, FREE with BSU ID. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise, sub.boisestate. edu. LIQUID LAUGHS COMEDY SHOW-JIMMIE ROULETTE—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, MISSOULA CHILDREN’S THEATRE—See Friday. 3 p.m. Jewett Auditorium, The College of Idaho, 2112 E. Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, 208-459-3405 or 208454-1376, OFF CENTER DANCE— See Friday. 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. $10-$20. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224,

Concerts BOISE PHILHARMONIC—See Friday. 8 p.m. $25.50 and up. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1609, BOISE PHILHARMONIC YOUTH ORCHESTRA CONCERT—The Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, comprised of talented high school musicians from throughout the Treasure Valley, is a full symphony orchestra providing its members with professional education and performance opportunities. For more information, visit 2 p.m. $8. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4261609,

Workshops & Classes PRUNING CLASS—Learn proper pruning techniques and when to prune different plants. 10 a.m. FREE. FarWest Garden Center, 5728 W. State St., Boise, 208853-4000.

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FLAMENCO VIVO CARLOTA SANTANA—Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana will present its inspiring program La Pasion Flamenca. This fierce and eclectic evening of Spanish dance and music features lamenting solos, sizzling duets and festive group dances. A special workshop with the dancers will precede the performance at 11:15 a.m. at Zenergy. Cost for the workshop is $30, $20 Sun Valley Center members, $10 children. Visit for tickets and more info. 6:30 p.m. $40, $30 Sun Valley Center members, $10 students. Sun Valley Opera House, Sun Valley Village, Sun Valley, 208-622-2244, sunvalley. com. Alley Rep proves that “Hysteria” can be hysterical.

GET YOUR GIGGLE ON AT THE VIBRATOR PLAY Somewhere between the historical examination of women as pets in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and the fake-orgasm scene in When Harry Met Sally, you’ll find In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play, by Sarah Ruhl, now at Visual Arts Collective. The story digs into the once-ubiquitous but now defunct medical diagnosis of “hysteria,” a collection of unrelated symptoms attributed to problems with the womb that was treated by doctors giving their patients hand jobs. But once electricity came along, they were able to use vibrators. In the play, the miserably cooped-up trophy-wife of just such a doctor, Catherine Givings, hears him treating his patients through the walls and tries to befriend his patients to weasel the deets out of them. But as the polite conversation of the late 1800s was not rich with words like “orgasm” or “masturbation,” or even the concept of female sexual fulfillment, it becomes more of a variety of related sensations like “hot feet.” The Vibrator Play is very, Wednesday, Feb. 22-Friday, Feb. 24, 8 p.m.; Saturday, very funny. And it’s not just the Feb. 25, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; persistent giggles from watching $10 students, $15 general. the characters constantly jerking VISUAL ARTS off one another with clinically COLLECTIVE straight faces while conversa3638 Osage St., Garden tions about how hard it is to City, 208-424-8297, paint hands are happening on the other side of the stage. The dialogue is snappy and there isn’t a weak link in the cast, though Carly Oppie is especially good in the role of Catherine. Her irrepressible bubbliness and vast library of odd facial expressions moves her from Hedda Gabler-esque misery toward the giddy sadness of Harper Pitt from Angels in America. But at the same time, it is a topic that shouldn’t be funny. The subject matter isn’t just a quirky look at a historical oddity—it’s a scathing condemnation of the manner in which women were, in large part, treated as pets or breeding stock. And moreover, when it comes to contemporary political discussions about women’s health care, it’s a mindset that is sadly not entirely history. What saves it from being tragic is the deadpan sincerity of the doctor, played excellently by Curtis Ransom. Not only does he sincerely believe he is helping women by feeling them up, his callousness to his wife isn’t out of maliciousness but fear of intimacy. And that makes Catherine’s eventual breakthrough to him almost a larger metaphor for society’s collective fear to honestly assess the needs and desires of women. Though approximately 40 percent of the play involves watching actors portray masturbation of one form or another, Alley Rep’s Production of In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play is an immensely entertaining mediation on medical history and gender roles that raises questions society still needs to ask itself more than 100 years after the play is set. —Josh Gross WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

8 DAYS OUT Green

UNDERSTANDING HERBAL REMEDIES—Darcy Williamson, a practicing herbalist, instructor and author, will teach this class on using herbs growing in the Rocky Mountains. Registration: Send checks to address listed below, and include your name, telephone number and email address. 1-3 p.m. $30. Functional and Integrative Medicine of Idaho, 3858 N. Garden Center Way, Ste. 100, Boise, 208-3857711,

HOUSEPLANT 101—Find out tricks of the trade for repotting and root pruning your houseplants at this workshop. 1111:30 a.m. 36th Street Bistro, 3823 N. Garden Center Way, Boise, 208-433-5108,

Citizen FPAC ANNUAL FUNDRAISER— Join the Friends of the Payette Avalanche Center for its annual fundraiser, with silent auction, raffle and live music. The center provides free avalanche awareness classes and reports on avalanche conditions in the area. Check out for a list of silent auction and raffle prizes. 6-10 p.m. $5. The Foresters Club, 306 E. Lake St., McCall.

Art COFFEE, TALK, ART—Join in a casual dialogue about art and painting with guest painter Dan Scott. A light brunch will be served. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. Enso Art Space, 120 E. 38th St., Ste. 105, Garden City, 208-6956864, FAMILY DAY—Catch the new Eastern Traditions/Western Expressions exhibition, presented in conjunction with the celebration of the museum’s 75th anniversary. It showcases selections of historic and contemporary East Asian and Asian-American artwork by Western artists influenced by Asian arts and culture. Family day includes the artist trading cards and new in-gallery interpretive tools. Noon-5 p.m. $5, $3 seniors/students, $1 children, FREE BAM members and children younger than 6. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330,

WOOD DUCK BOX CLEANUP— Join with members of SRRV to clean out Wood Duck boxes. Bring screwdrivers and work gloves. Lunch will be provided for volunteers. Contact Barb Forderhase at bforderhase@blm. gov to register. 10 a.m. FREE. Swan Falls Dam Park, Swan Falls Road, 40 miles south of Boise, Kuna.

Odds & Ends BE TWICE INSPIRED WEDDING SALE—See Friday. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Canyon Ridge Church, 11505 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-585-1217,

Literature FILM FROM BOOK—This film screening of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer will be followed by an all-ages discussion comparing it with the book as part of the Read Me Treasure Valley program. 3 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-362-0181,

Animals & Pets SOULMATE ADOPTION EVENT—See Friday. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Canyon County Animal Shelter, 5801 Graye Lane, Caldwell, 208-455-5920,

SUNDAY FEB. 26 Festivals & Events ENGINEERING WEEK—See Wednesday. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-343-9895, WHAT’S IT WORTH?— Join the Friends of the Museum and local Treasure Valley antiques evaluators for the fourth-annual What’s It Worth? event. Antiques experts will help you discover the value of art, books, clocks, coins, dolls, china, pottery, jewelry, silver, firearms, vinyl records and more. See Picks, Page 15. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5 per person, $10 per item at the door. Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-334-2120,

On Stage CHILDREN’S READING SERIES—Bring the kids to hear actors bring life to the best in contemporary children’s literature and favorite classics during this series of three plays designed for children. 2 p.m. $8$12 single tickets, $18.75-$30 for the series of three. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, IOLANTHE—See Friday. 2 p.m. $12; $10 seniors, military and non-Boise State students, FREE with BSU ID. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise, sub.boisestate. edu. LIQUID LAUGHS COMEDY SHOW-JIMMIE ROULETTE—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $8. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379,


EYESPY Real Dialogue from the naked city

PINS FOR PUPS—This family bowling event and raffle is a fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance dogs to those who need them. For more info, visit 12:30 p.m. $20, $15 children ages 15 and younger. Westy’s Garden Lanes, 5504 Alworth St., Garden City, 208-376-6555.

Animals & Pets SOULMATE ADOPTION EVENT—See Friday. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Canyon County Animal Shelter, 5801 Graye Lane, Caldwell, 208-455-5920,

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speaking, reading and writing. CR Languages, 720 W. Idaho St., Ste. 32, Boise, 208-867-8011,

Workshops & Classes


EXPLORING GODDESS—For women who are interested in exploring themselves as the energies of the Goddess. RSVP required. 6:30 p.m. $25. Facets of Healing Wellness Emporium, 717 Vista Ave., Boise, 208-429-9999,

STORY STORY NIGHT—Enjoy Break-up: Stories of the End of the Affair by featured storytellers and try your hand at live storytelling during the open story slam. Visit for more info and advance tickets. See Arts News, Page 26. 7 p.m. $5. Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-3810483,

MANDARIN 1 MONDAYS—Full-immersion Mandarin with native speakers in downtown Boise. All aspects of language covered including comprehension,

Citizen PAYETTE BREWING CHARITY NIGHT—A portion of the sales for this evening will be donated to The Good Samaritan Home, a Boise nonprofit that provides housing and meals to low-income seniors and adults with disabilities. 5-10 p.m. Payette Brewing Company, 111 W. 33rd St., Garden City, 208-3440011,

TUESDAY FEB. 28 On Stage COLLEGE OF IDAHO PLAY READING SERIES—The College of Idaho’s inaugural play reading series continues with Kabuki Lady Macbeth, written by Karen Sunde and directed by Michael Hartwell. Proceeds benefit the theater department’s travel to the 2012 Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival conference. 7:30 p.m. By donation. Langroise Recital Hall, 2112 Cleveland Blvd., College of Idaho campus, Caldwell, 208-459-5011.

Talks & Lectures BOISE RIVER COMMUNITY LECTURE—Idaho Rivers United presents habitat restoration expert Karl Gebhardt, who will talk about Boise River projects he has completed, including a few involving the transformation of unproductive ditches into creek habitat. 6-7:30 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2941, FROM WAR ZONE TO HOME FRONT—Keynote speaker retired Col. Charles W. Hoge, author and national expert on post-traumatic stress disorder, will speak about traumatic brain injury and other physiological reactions to war. Noon. FREE. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise,

Citizen ADA COUNTY DEMS LEGISLATIVE LUNCH—Join Idaho’s Democratic legislators to talk about energy, education, jobs and more. Featuring Reps. John Rusche and Phylis King. Ticket available at the door or online, RSVP at 208-331-2128 by Friday, Feb. 24. Noon-1 p.m. $15. Berryhill & Co. Restaurant, 121 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208-387-3553,

WEDNESDAY FEB. 29 Festivals & Events ADULT NIGHT—Let loose at Discovery Center of Idaho. It’s kicking the kids out and turning the center into a fun nightclub. Here’s your chance to play with the engaging exhibits while enjoying some beer or wine and food-truck indulgences. Event is 21 and older; ID required. Admission includes a drink token. 6-10 p.m. $10. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-343-9895, LEAP YEAR AT ZOO BOISE—Celebrate Leap Year by going to the zoo dressed as any animal that leaps and get in free. Costumes must be appropriate. Eligibility will be left up to the discretion of Zoo Boise staff. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Standard admission rates apply. Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-384-4125,

On Stage GOD OF CARNAGE—See Wednesday, Feb. 22. 7 p.m. $30 adults, $20 seniors, $10 students. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122,

Literature BOOK DISCUSSION—Discuss The Adventures of Tom Sawyer as part of the Read Me Treasure Valley program. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, Hayes Auditorium, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise,

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FROM PRODIGY TO PROFESSIONAL Caroline Goulding on growing up as a classical musician STEPHEN FOSTER tuoso.’ That just wasn’t the case.” Standing atop a wide stage in LonThe ability to effortlessly flit about don with a full orchestra to her back the fingerboard with accuracy while and a large, well-groomed audience rapidly drawing the bow against to her front, 19-year-old violinist the strings is one thing. Maintaining Caroline Goulding drew her bow and composure doing it in front of an audropped into an 18th century violin dience with high expectations while solo, a piece of music so complex and still in your teens is another. so rigid that it requires nothing less “At the point that you’re on the than virtuosic talent. She nailed it, stage, it should be automatic ...You flawlessly and with grace, finishing shouldn’t be thinking about what the piece and then taking a curtsey. notes you’re supposed to be playing, The delirious audience erupted as she you should be thinking about the strode off stage. music and really enjoying the experiLater that day, she boarded a ence as you’re playing.” plane and flew home to Boston, Even though Goulding is a where early the next morning, she professional classical musician who grabbed a nap before heading off to can tackle some of the most difficult train at the prestigious New England pieces ever composed, she’s also a Conservatory. As she walked home young woman trying to enjoy her from class through the frigid Northyouth just like any other 19-year-old. east air, she spoke with Boise Weekly “My friends and I love watching about the life of a young virtuoso. movies. We also like watching reruns “Right before you walk on stage, of Seinfeld, and I’ve also been getting you get a feeling that’s like gointo Curb Your Enthusiasm lately— ing uphill on a rollercoaster,” said that show is so hilarious,” explained Goulding. “And then when you Goulding. “We go to movies a lot walk on stage, that’s basically like and I really like art, so whenever I the descent—that’s where you start travel, I like to go to museums if I falling. So you have all this tension have time, and I like reading and built up beforehand ... Then once food. I love food, oh my goodness, onstage, it’s really special. The nerves food is love for me.” go away and it becomes kind of like As a young person, Goulding a spiritual experience, and you don’t is usually in the minority at classireally think.” cal music events. Younger people The first time Goulding picked up typically don’t enjoy a Brahms string a violin, she was just 3 years old. By Caroline Goulding is back to grace the stage with Boise Philharmonic. quartet like they do a Lil’ Wayne age 13, she was picking up prestisong. So part of Goulding’s ambition gious awards at renowned competiis to appeal to the younger audience and divert incredibly subtle and well beyond her years. tions. Now at 19, she already has performed them from the club and into the concert hall. She’s an old soul and has a real connection to with some of the most esteemed orchestras “Whenever I see young people in the audithe sound and the music. She’s definitely not in the world, collaborated with some of the ence, I’m very excited,” said Goulding. “To a violinist that just plays music; she’s a great most prominent classical musicians, and made make that happen, you have to perform in a musician who happens to be a violinist.” numerous appearances on national radio and way that’s accessible to young audiences. It’s Goulding was able to reach this level of television shows all under her tiny belt. This all about adaptability and being able to share musicianship and meet her list of accomplishweekend, Goulding is scheduled to appear with other people and bring it to their attenments simply by following her talent and alongside Boise Philharmonic and its conduction in a way that they can relate to.” working hard at what she loves most. tor Robert Franz at the Morrison Center. Another hurdle for Goulding is the transi“When I was really little, all I knew is that “She and I first worked together about five tion from child star to mature professional. playing violin was just something that I loved years ago, and we did the same concerto that Goulding always wants to play, but at some doing,” said Goulding. “I guess you could we’ll be doing for this performance—Mozart’s point, the novelty will wear off and the only say I was aware that it ‘Violin Concerto No. wasn’t a major struggle thing left will be her talent—luckily for her, 4,’” said Franz. “This Friday, Feb. 24, 8 p.m., $23-$43: she has that in spades. for me. I mean, of is one of the most dif“I’m still trying to figure that one out. I’ll course, there were ficult Mozart concertos NORTHWEST NAZARENE UNIVERSITY Swayne Auditorium, 623 S. 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HIDDEN JOY DIVISION AND ANGRY SEA LIONS NME Magazine’s name was tarnished after it reported that TV chef Jamie Oliver found a cache of guns, gold and lost master tapes from Joy Division and New Order in the basement of his new restaurant. The music press understandably went bananas, but it was quickly reported in Side-Line Music Magazine that said items were actually found in the vault of a bank that used to be on the premises, thus making it a non-story. Why? “Pageviews are king,” a NME journalist told Side-Line. Speaking of master tapes, the soundscapes of local band Red Hands Black Feet have now been preserved. After endless procrastinating, the band recorded five tracks—around 45 minutes of music—at The Tonic Room Feb. 11-12. “We’re hoping to have it ready by Treefort,” said guitarist Eric Larsen. “But that also may be a bit of an optimistic goal.” Larsen said the band would like to press physical copies, but the album will primarily be distributed online. The Internet awaits. And speaking of red hands, hip-jiggler in chief Shakira has them as well. But her hand is red because the Colombian singer was attacked by a sea lion while vacationing in South Africa. According to a post on her Facebook page, the sea lion “looked me in the eye, roared in fury and tried to bite me. … I just kept eye contact with it while my brother, ‘Super Tony,’ jumped over me and literally saved my life, taking me away from the beast.” Why was “the beast” enraged? “I believe what happened is that it confused the shiny reflection of the blackberr y I was taking these pics ... with some sor t of fish,” Shakira wrote. “Now I’m off to see some penguins! I hope they are a bit more friendly!” You can see pics of Shak’s injuries on Facebook. Other dangerous animals in South Africa include the famed jumping sharks. Boise also has jumping sharks, but they’re less cold-blooded killer fish and more a psychrock band leaving to go on tour this week. Jumping Sharks and RevoltRevolt will be shipping out together on Tuesday, March 6, to make their way through Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma down to SXSW for a series of shows, after which they’ll head West to rock the coast from San Diego to Seattle, before returning to Boise for a show at The Shredder on Sunday, April 1. BW will catch up with the bands on the ground at SXSW to see how the tour is going. Look for updates on our SXSW/Treefort page at —Josh Gross

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LISTEN HERE/GUIDE GUIDE WEDNESDAY FEB. 22 THE BOURBON DOGS—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian CHUCK SMITH—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill DAN COSTELLO—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers DUCHESS DOWN THE WELL— 10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s

GEORGE JONES, FEB. 24, MORRISON CENTER Even money-smart individuals are tempted to spend tax returns before they have them in hand, especially to see a hero in person. And the truly dollar savvy among us see the value of a $41 George Jones concert ticket compared to a $65 George Jones photo throw blanket (both of which can be purchased at Jones will play the Morrison Center at Boise State on Friday, Feb. 24. It’s the White Lightning-era Jones you can expect to hear—the storytelling, guitar-strumming Texan who plenty of women have loved. His song “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes” reminds fans that Jones has earned the right to stand among the greats—Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, John Prine and Conway Twitty. His closed-mouth croon tells the stories that defined the country-music genre at a time when it took more than a cowboy hat to be a country singer. —Amber Clontz 7:30 p.m., $41-52.50. Morrison Center, 1910 Caesar Chavez Lane, 208-426-1609,

GAYLE CHAPMAN—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid HANNAH’S GONE WILD—With the Rocci Johnson Band. 9:30 p.m. $5. Humpin’ Hannah’s

SKITTISH ITCH—With Social Antidote and Piranhas. 9 p.m. FREE. Red Room STEVE EATON AND PHIL GARONZIK—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers SWINGIN’ WITH ELLIE SHAW—6 p.m. FREE. FlatbreadDowntown


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

JEANNIE MARIE—7 p.m. FREE. Orphan Annie’s


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

STEVE EATON—6:30 p.m. FREE. Twig’s Cellar

JOHN JONES TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers


JOHN MARTIN—4 p.m. FREE. Three Beez Coffee Bar

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


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

DOWNTOWN STRUTS—With Jerkwads, Tony Donuts and Old One Two. 9 p.m. $5. Shredder

JOHNNY BUTLER—6 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe

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

BILL COFFEY—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s


MAYDAY PARADE AND WE THE KINGS—With Downtown Fiction and Anarbor. 7 p.m. $18. Knitting Factory

CAMDEN HUGHES—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

THE NAUGHTIES—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s

THE FRAY—8 p.m. $37. Knitting Factory

OLDIES BY BRIAN COX—6 p.m. FREE. Rockies Diner

GEORGE JONES—See Listen Here, this page. 7:30 p.m. $41-$52.50. Morrison Center

KEVIN KIRK AND SALLY TIBBS—6 p.m. FREE. Brickyard MOZAM BEAKS—With Junior Rocket Scientists and Fountains. 7 p.m. $3. Neurolux PATRICIA FOLKNER AND JOEL KASERMAN—7 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel


RICO WEISMAN AND REX MILLER—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown


AUDIO MOONSHINE—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s

ELVIS BY BRIAN COX—6 p.m. FREE. Rockies Diner

LEE PENN SKY—7 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s MATT HOPPER AND THE ROMAN CANDLES—With The Early Hours. 9:30 p.m. $5. Liquid MOONSHINE & MAYHEM—9 p.m. $3. Whiskey River 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 SOUL SERENE—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub STELLAR TIDE—9 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle TERRY JONES—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

THE JACKS—9 p.m. FREE. Sockeye JAMES LEWIS—6 p.m. FREE. 36th Street Bistro

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WORKING DJS—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s

AMERICAN ROYALTY— With Yards. See Listen Here, Page 25. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux


DAN COSTELLO—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

AUDIO MOONSHINE—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s

BEN BURDICK—Noon. FREE. Grape Escape

B3 SIDE—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

CRYSS STRESS—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s


DAN COSTELLO—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers


DEACON 5—9 p.m. FREE. The Crux ERIC GRAE—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill GIZZARD STONE—9 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s

THE WORKING DJS—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s

TUESDAY FEB. 28 JAMES LEWIS—6 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Boise

NOAH PETERSON—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s ROB FALER—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge TERRI EBERLEIN—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill TRIO43—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

MOONSHINE & MAYHEM—9 p.m. $3. Whiskey River


ROBIN SCOTT—7 p.m. FREE. Orphan Annie’s

DANNY BEAL—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

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


PUNK MONDAY—8 p.m. $3. Liquid

THE BOURBON DOGS—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian

SHAUN BRAZELL—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

DAN COSTELLO—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers


DUCHESS DOWN THE WELL— 10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s

RYAN WISSINGER—6 p.m. FREE. Solid THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. $5. Buffalo Club TAUGE AND FAULKNER—9:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid TOM HOGARD—7 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s


JESSICA FULGHUM—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown JIM FISHWILD—6 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow JOHN HEART JACKIE—With Tyler Lyle. 8 p.m. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLYGOATS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s KEN HARRIS—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill KEVIN KIRK AND SALLY TIBBS—6 p.m. FREE. Brickyard PATRICIA FOLKNER AND JOEL KASERMAN—7 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel RED HANDS BLACK FEET—With Dark Swallows and Range Life. 8 p.m. $3. Neurolux RESTLESS SOULS—6 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe SOJA—With The Movement and Anuhea. 8 p.m. $10 adv., $17 door. Knitting Factory STEVE EATON AND PHIL GARONZIK—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers STEADY RUSH—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown

TRIKATA—9:30 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s

V E N U E S Don’t know a venue? Visit for addresses, phone numbers and a map.

AMERICAN ROYALTY, FEB. 25, NEUROLUX American Royalty, a Los Angeles-based three-piece, blends blues, soul and electronica. Comprised of Marc Gilfry, Billy Scher and Mat Ungson, this psychedelic trio turns genre-bending into a mantra. The group’s sound features blues bass lines and guitar riffs, and midway through a verse you think you’re listening to the Raconteurs—until whumping electronica pops in. “Lately,” the band’s most recent single, is the best indicator of the band’s style, with garage-rock flair fused to synth jamming. In tandem, Gilfry and Scher croon: “I slipped out in the middle of the night / tryin’ to find a better bed to lay my head.” The songs are as spacey as the flaming cacti that festoon the covers of both EP offerings, El Ardemo and the justreleased Matchstick. With jubilant panache, American Royalty crafts a sound that feels playfully serendipitous yet delightfully complex. —Andrew Crisp With Yards. 8 p.m., $5. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., 208-3430886,

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ARTS IN JEOPARDY We just mailed DLO a BW Cover Auction Grant congrats letter. How meta.

COVER AUCTION GRANTS ANNOUNCED Local luminaries like Trey McIntyre and Boise Mayor Dave Bieter ducked into BWHQ on Feb. 16 to devour cheese plates and decide the fate of $10,400 in Cover Auction grant money. The panel deliberated for a couple of hours before whittling down the 33 applicants to 10 winners. Here are the 2011 Boise Weekly Cover Art Auction Grant recipients: Dying Letter Office, $1,000; Bryan Moore, VIDEO: $500; Zach Voss, $500; Watch Enso Artspace, $1,500; celeb judges discuss grant Boise Rock School, $1,000; selection. Story Story Night, $1,500; Boise Old Time, $400; BOSCO, $1,000; Treasure Valley Institute for Children’s Arts, $1,500; Empty Boat Theatre Co., $1,500. Boise Rock School’s grant will help upgrade recording studio equipment; Empty Boat’s will help fund a new play, There are Chinese Tunnels Under Boise (and Other Local Legends); and Story Story Night’s grant will finance a new, adult-themed series called Story Story Late Night. Speaking of Story Story Night, the monthly live storytelling series is gearing up for Break Up: Stories of the End of the Affair at the Rose Room on Monday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. The theme will include tales from Phil Bode, Jennifer Sanders Peterson and Bert Moeller. Admission is $5. Artist Ed Anderson has a less tragic take on love. The Minnesota native has spent the past 10 years in Idaho and will soon debut A Sketch of Idaho, a dozen acrylic and ink depictions that are loveletters to the Gem State. Like many who planned to just pass through Idaho, Anderson hasn’t left yet. His new acquaintances—the Bitterroot, Snake, Salmon and Teton—convinced him to stay. However, his artistic abilities extend beyond landscapes. Anderson specializes in commissioned pieces like poster art and chalkboard advertisements. His exhibit will open at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, at the Linen Building and will remain up until Thursday, April 19. Another man who will soon be making a trip out West is Michael Shelden, biographer and author of Mark Twain: Man in White. Shelden is a professor at Indiana State University and Pulitzer Prize finalist. His visit to Boise Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. is part of the Read Me series, which replaced the Big Read. This year’s Read Me selection is The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. —Amber Clontz and Tara Morgan

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Local arts organizations get creative to court younger crowds ANDREW CRISP On a brightly lit stage next to his wife, Kathy, Boise State President Bob Kustra asks Judge Steve Trott for “Amphibians for $500.” When Kustra answers incorrectly, local authors Alan Heathcock and Tony Doerr rib him. Heathcock chides that Kustra wouldn’t know a mollusk from a muskox. Though this scene has yet to happen, it’s a pretty good guess at how things will go down at Celebrities in Jeopardy, the Cabin’s new benefit, which is based on Alex Trebek’s famous TV game show. “I don’t think there’s another nonprofit that’s doing something this different,” said Cabin Executive Director Dede Ryan. The Cabin is banking that this event can serve as its replacement for an antique silent auction and buffet gala that netted 100 attendees year after year. And so far, so good: 350 people have already registered for Celebrities in Jeopardy, which takes place Friday, Feb. 24, at the Egyptian Theatre, and more are expected. “Boise is a last-minute town,” said Bev Harad, a member of the Cabin’s board. “And when you do an event, it’s not for the faint of heart. People don’t make reservations until the last possible minute.” To make the new fundraiser possible, the Cabin is relying on some big-name talent. The teams include Bob and Kathy Kustra, Opera Idaho Director Mark Junkert, Idaho Public Television’s Peter Morrill, State Rep. Cherie Buckner-Webb, jazz legend Curtis Stigers’ mother Margaret Montrose Stigers, Ken Bass and Tim Johnstone of KRVB 94.9 The River, and Trott as the event’s magistrate and final arbiter. To serve as hosts for the evening, Harad has pulled in literary greats Heathcock and Doerr. “I think the Cabin was right to do something a little offbeat, given what the Cabin represents. It’s a bit of a gamble, but it’s a fun gamble, let me tell you,” said Harad. The Cabin recently brought a new member on to the board, 28-year-old Jeremiah Wierenga, owner of Hyde Park Books. Wierenga’s fresh face was intentionally recruited to the Cabin board to bring in a younger perspective. “As this idea came up, [Wierenga] said, ‘Yeah, I’d go to that. I might have plans for something after, but I’d go to that.’” At the center of the issue is outreach— bringing younger demographics into the fold at local arts institutions. These organizations—and they emphatically stress this—desperately want to be relevant to the lives of 20-somethings. “Everyone talks about the aging of their

patrons and losing their patrons,” said Jimsi Kuborn, marketing director with Boise Philharmonic. The philharmonic has been in a similar place: There’s a stigma against “old,” “stuffy” institutions. “I think that with more traditional arts organizations, there may be some assumption that, ‘I must fit some sort of profile to listen to that music,’” said newly minted 35-year-old philharmonic board member Jessica Flynn. Flynn was a recent addition to the phil’s board to reduce the average age of its members, the thought being that young blood might shake things up. The philharmonic’s most recent push in that direction was a performance featuring Wizard of Oz displayed on a big screen. But instead of playing the movie’s original score, the orchestra provided the music. Even the fluttery bits between songs were done live, perfectly timed with the film. “The Wizard of Oz that we did, we had all ages that were there because everybody knows the movie and they’ve watched it through their childhood,” said Kuborn. Like many orchestras around the country, Boise Philharmonic is adding more accessible concerts to its repertoire. The orchestra has a forthcoming summer pop series in the works, with music that’s a bit less classical and more accessible. The series will be outdoor, provide for picnic-friendly seating and include music familiar to the unwashed masses. “It makes it a little more lax,” said Kuborn. “You’re not sitting in a dark room, you don’t have to dress up, you can wear shorts and tank tops and flip-flops.” The philharmonic often uses music from movies to draw people in. Concerts featuring scores by John Williams, the acclaimed Hollywood composer known for his Star Wars themes, were packed every night. The age range the phil struggles most with is a characteristically aloof bunch—young adults who haven’t yet had kids of their own.

A National Endowment for the Arts study showed that classical music attendance specifically has declined at a 29-percent rate since 1982. The research pinpoints this age group as a possible culprit. “We try to offer things that maybe people in their 20s and 30s are comfortable with. The cheaper event prices for students, as well as partnerships with organizations like the Boise Young Professionals. I’m on their board,” said Kuborn. “We always try to do different things to create a buzz.” Other Boise institutions try to create buzz as well. Opera Idaho is courting a young, urban demographic using, what else, booze. With help from its new 26-year-old Marketing and Development Coordinator, Janessa White, Opera Idaho has spearheaded a martini party program to coincide with operas, the last of which paired the Mimi’s Embrace martini with Giacomo Puccini’s love story La Boheme. And while Opera Idaho, Boise Philharmonic and the Cabin are consciously courting younger board and audience members, there’s still that dyed-in-the-wool patronage that won’t hit up a martini bash on a Friday night or don flip-flops for an outdoor concert series. The Cabin hopes to straddle the line between old and new with Celebrities in Jeopardy. “We’re trying to take it a step at a time. We don’t want to tick off our core members who love what we do,” Harad said. “I don’t want to turn people off with all these Facebooks.” So the gamble seems smart. The show appeals to a wide range of age groups and could shake things up in the more formal nonprofit arts world. “Fund-raising events are basically a way of life in Boise,” said Harad. “But in the last five or six years, I think there’s been a prototype. I think people are just ready to launch—experience something different. I think every nonprofit is working to better satisfy their customers.” WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


SOMETHING’S GOETHE TO GIVE Young Goethe in Love is pretty but pretty bad GEORGE PRENTICE There’s nothing wrong with a romantic comedy. We’re long overdue for a good one. There’s nothing wrong with a ribald bodice-ripper. And there’s certainly nothing wrong with a biopic about Johann Goethe, the rarely considIf a poem were meant to be on film, it would have been a screenplay. ered supreme genius of literature and theory. Unfortunately there’s everything wrong (Miriam Stein), a spirited girl who lives just 23-year-old Goethe (Alexander Fehling) is with Young Goethe in Love, the sophomoric this side of poverty. A lusty roll in the mud folbounced out of law school for being a lowmess that is high on hijinks and soft on lows and they are bonded forever but (horrors) achieving dullard. He promptly steps out to sophistication. she is promised to another man. the university’s commons and drags his feet The first clue is the title. Released as In one of the film’s rarely tender moments, through the snow to write a message to his Goethe! in Germany (what’s up with the Goethe and his superior (the man to whom professors who are looking on from a secondexclamation point?), American distributors Buff is beholden) are sharing the intimate floor window: “Leck mich re-titled the film details of their respective love lives. But in an im arsch,” which roughly as Young Goethe translates to “Kiss my ass.” instant, the two recognize that they’re both in Love, with a YOUNG GOETHE IN LOVE (NOT RATED) talking about the same woman. It’s a very well Clearly we are not in not-so-subtle nod Directed by Philipp Stolzl store for a consideration of crafted, powerfully acted scene. But therein to the 1999 Oscar lies a problem: It has nothing in common with German scholarship. winner ShakeStars Alexander Fehling and Miriam Stein the rest of the movie, which plays more like a Instead we follow speare in Love. For Opens Friday at The Flicks ridiculous Matthew McConaughey romp. Goethe to the backwater the record, ShakeYoung Goethe looks good. The scenes are town of Wetzlar, where speare in Love is drenched in sunny, handsome earth-tones he serves as a legal clerk. one of my least and the costume budget must have readily Goethe is portrayed as an Oktoberfest party favorite films of all time, yet Goethe in Love surpassed many other films’ entire budgets. But makes its American cousin seem dimensionally boy, always late, and usually bumping into just because a film is watchable doesn’t make it something or someone. During one of his transcendental. bumpier escapades, he collides with Lotte Buff acceptable at today’s box office prices. In the opening moments of the film, a

THE TUBE/SCREEN LIVE FROM HOLLYWOOD, IT’S SUNDAY NIGHT! When Kristen Wiig walks the red carpet at the Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, she’ll be following a long line of Saturday Night Live cast members who have gone before. Wiig is nominated for Best Original Screenplay for co-authoring last year’s gut-buster Bridesmaids. She is the 10th per former to have a regular Saturday night gig in New York and a Sunday night date in Los Angeles. Others include Dan Aykroyd (Driving Miss Daisy), Joan Cusack (Working Girl and In and Out), Rober t Downey Jr. (Chaplin), Eddie Murphy (Dreamgirls), Bill Murray (Lost in Translation) and Randy Quaid (The Last Detail). Don’t forget SNL alum who have hosted, including this year’s emcee Billy Cr ystal (his ninth appearance at the podium), as well as Chevy Chase (twice the host) and Chris Rock (once). And get this: 52 Oscar winners have hosted SNL over the years, while 15 more Academy Award winners have ser ved as SNL musical guests. —George Prentice WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

What would the Oscar party be without the cast of SNL? Far less funny, that’s for sure.

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DRIVE STILL PARKED IN FIRST PLACE AT REDBOX Boiseans can’t seem to get enough of Drive. The action-packed thriller held on to the Treasure Valley’s No. 1 spot among Redbox rentals for the week ending Feb. 12. With only one Oscar nomination (for film editing), some might argue the film got snubbed by the Motion Picture Academy, but rental fans apparently like to watch Ryan Gosling behind the wheel as an expert high-speed stuntman. Another Boise fan favorite is the futuristic Real Steel, starring Hugh Jackman and newcomer Dakota Goyo, along with more than a few robots. The romantic comedy What’s Your Number, starring Anna Faris, took the No. 3 slot, with Killer Elite and Contagion rounding out the Top 5 rentals at Redbox’s movie-in-a-box kiosks. Completing the Top 10 were newly released The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I, 50/50, Moneyball, The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption and Dolphin Tale. If you’re just catching up to the Twilight Saga, no worries. You can also grab the first two parts of the series—New Moon and Eclipse—at Redbox. —Annette Rincon

Rick Steves Live in Boise! I

daho Public Television proudly presents an evening with author and travel show host Rick Steves. Pledge your support for tickets to see Steves live Sunday, March 4, at 7 p.m. at Boise’s historic Egyptian Theatre. All seats are reserved for this family event. Steves will sign books immediately following the lecture. Tickets are available exclusively at, or call (800) 980-4788 during business hours. Rick Steves Live in Boise. Another way Idaho Public Television educates, informs and inspires.

SCREEN/LISTINGS Special Screenings HOT COFFEE DOCUMENTARY—A documentary film that explores famous lawsuits, such as the 1980s McDonald’s case, and takes a look at tort reform. The screening will include an introduction by the film’s director, Susan Saladoff, as well as a Q&A session after the film. Thursday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. FREE. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., 208345-0454, THE INSIDE JOB DOCUMENTARY—See the Academy Awardwinning film about the causes of the Wall Street meltdown and resulting global financial crisis. Discussion afterward. Wednesday, Feb. 29, 7 p.m. FREE. Idaho State Capitol Building, 700 W. Jefferson St., 208-433-9705. LOCAL BASQUE FILM SCREENING—Zuretzako by local Basque filmmaker Javi Zubizaretta. Part of the local celebration of the International Day of the Mother Language. The evening will also include a presentation on Basque cinema by Dr. Joseba Gabilondo of Michigan State University. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union, Simplot Grand Ballroom, 1910 University Dr, FOR ROBBING THE DEAD (AKA REDEMPTION)—Catch this film starring local lead actor John Freeman alongside Margot

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Kidder, Larry Thomas, Barry Corbin and David Stevens. This film is based on a true frontier story and set in the Old West amidst the rugged Great Salt Lake. See Picks, Page 14. Wednesday, Feb. 29, 6:30 p.m. $25 screening and Q&A, $100 screening, Q&A and reception. Northgate Reel Theatre, 6950 W. State St., Boise, 208-377-2620, THE MET: LIVE IN HD, ERNANI—Catch the Metropolitan Opera’s performance of Verni’s thrilling drama of passion, power and honor live. Sat., Feb. 25, 10:55 a.m. $18-$24. Edwards Boise Stadium 22 and IMAX, 7701 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-377-9603, or Edwards Downtown Stadium 9, 760 Broad St., 208-338-3821,

(R) Edwards 9, Edwards 14, Edwards 22 GONE—Amanda Seyfried stars in this thriller about an escaped abductee on a mission to save her sister from the person she believes took her. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 14, Edwards 22 TYLER PERRY’S GOOD DEEDS—A successful businessman’s boring life is turned upside down when he helps a struggling single mother. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 14, Edwards 22 WANDERLUST—Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd star in this comedy about an overextended Manhattan couple who stumble across a free-flowing community that changes their lives. Edwards 9, Edwards 14, Edwards 22 YOUNG GOETHE IN LOVE—See review, Page 27. (NR) Flicks

Opening ACT OF VALOR—This film, inspired by true events, stars a group of active-dute Navy SEALs.

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PAINT BALLIN’ One game, two perspectives, a lot of bruises


In a derelict airplane hanger just south of the Boise airport, we Mention the word “paintball,” and the inevitable response is that it’s painful, something about bruises, or a horror story about getting shot in donned faded fatigues and masks, picked up our Tippmann 98 Custom paintball guns and made our way out onto the field. Our the head/finger/rear end. Having been informed ad nauseam how much hoppers loaded with paintballs, we caught up to a group of Meridthe small balls of paint hurt, I ventured to True Paintball Adventure Park with Boise Weekly reporter and veteran paintballer Andrew Crisp. ian Technical High School students heading out onto the field. We were twice the senior of another group of kids on the adjacent field. First impression: This place is a little scary. My mental version of We moved to the outdoor field, filled with burnt-out cars, plywood paintball was the Hollywoodized, Julia Stiles vs. Heath Ledger kind, structures and giant tires—everything splattered with red and green and this building on a dirt lot out by Gowen Field definitely wasn’t the shades—like some bizarre post-apocalyptic art project. In the first backdrop I’d had in mind. round, I ducked to the left of the field, positioned in a pillbox-type Inside the facility had more of a high-school feel. The slew of structure against the fence. From there, I laid paint down on either 15-year-olds crowding the equipment rental counter had me adding side of the field. up exactly how One by one, my many years ago I’d teammates were hit, finished high school. raising their arms After suiting up and walking off the and listening to the field. I couldn’t see rapidly rattled-off or hit anybody from rules, it was time to the pillbox, so I hit the field. jumped down to the I followed the ground. gang of teens past From that an impressive indoor position, I saw two course and through enemies across the a back door to a field who hadn’t spacious outdoor seen me move. I locale. The field sent a flurry of balls, was strangely stunhitting a teen in the ning—littered with shin. I sent another old cars, plywood volley down the platforms, partitions middle lane at a and tires, all covered second enemy, elimiin smatterings of nating him. With paint that reminded one opponent left, I me of a poor Jackturned into a strucson Pollock imperWatch out or this urban army of gun slingers will pump you full of paint. ture in the middle of sonator. We divided the field and found into teams, picked myself face to face our sniper locations TRUE PAINTBALL ADVENTURE PARK with the final opponent. I shot twice directly and waited to hear go. 3131 W. Harvard St. into him, the balls hitting his torso, protected Many pitiful games of laser tag and Buck 208-363-7230 only by a Boise State sweatshirt. Hunter caused me to realize my lack of shooting I apologized to the kid, who gave a less-thanskills long ago, so I tucked in behind a partition $15 admission, see website thrilled response, while his pals commended my and pointed my gun through the cutout. Five for more pricing info. sniping skills. Between rounds, I realized how minutes later, a paintball grazed my gloved right ridiculous the situation was. We’d been checkedhand, and I slunk off the course. in by a pair no older than our teammates, given The next two rounds resulted in a shot to few rules and even fewer restrictions. each thigh, and in between I crowded at a picnic table and learned a We were told not to shoot the lights, that was about it. Once, right little about the other players—a group a students from a tech school before our final round wherein my BW partner/opponent Sheree Whitewith infectious paintball enthusiasm. One girl had taken a paintball to ley engaged in a one-on-one deathmatch, a kid age 10 or so came up the neck and was still smiling. The next round was played in semi-darkness and with a foggy mask, to me and said, “Look, a rat.” I responded, “What the hell are you doing!?” The kid had a dead rat in his outstretched palm. “I’m wearing a which made aiming nearly impossible until the lights were turned on glove,” he said and threw the rat up and over the net back into the field. mid-round. I thought I was doing pretty well, until an opponent snuck Our subsequent rounds were less than successful. I could blame the up behind me and said “surrender or die.” I chose surrender. greasy goggles of the head mask I wore or curse the more experienced Crisp and I ventured to another field to use up our remaining paintkids, but honestly after crouching behind wooden boards as the evening balls, and I was thankful for my impaired vision when a kid showed waned, my thighs ached pathetically. my co-worker a dead rat. I took a paintball to the hand within minutes Right before Whiteley and I left, we emptied the remainder of our of starting our one-on-one round, and elected to shoot the last of the paint onto the wall of the aircraft hanger, holding our guns at our hips paintballs at random objects on the field. True, paintballs smart when they meet your skin. Also true: Paintball as we fired maniacally like Tony Montana from Scarface. As the sunlight dipped below the blades of a pair of Black Hawk heguns are a lot of fun to shoot, which made it easy to tolerate the bruises licopters parked yards away at Gowen Field, one of our enemies/teenyI discovered later. I’d definitely play again, and my desire to get good increased when I spied a paintball ammunition belt on a mustached pro boppers remarked not to shoot at the towering Tracon facility looming over the field, lest we be riddled with real bullets. I hate kids. and couldn’t help but think how bad-ass it would look on me. —Andrew Crisp —Sheree Whiteley WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

The 36th Street wave rages on the Boise River.

TIME FOR SUMMER PLANS Just because it’s February doesn’t mean we can’t dream about warm-weather activities. In fact, river rats got some great news recently when it was announced that the mild winter weather has allowed for construction on the new Boise River Recreation Park to truck right along. Even better news? Depending on the spring runoff, the first phase of the park will open to the public in April. Work replacing a diversion dam and installing two wave-shaper mechanisms, bank stabilization and a seating area is expected to be complete by the end of March, said Tom Governale, superintendent of parks for the City of Boise. The five-month construction period that started in October also included relocating a section of the Greenbelt, as well as building a viewing plaza, irrigation infrastructure and a head gate upgrade for the Thurman Mill diversion and control building. The park site—west of downtown Boise between Main Street and Veteran’s Memorial Park—is part of a larger planned River Park Complex. The rest of the complex, the Esther Simplot Park and Bernardine Quinn Park, is expected to take another two years. Pending final approval and permitting, construction of the Esther Simplot Park could begin in the next year. That work includes parking, roadways, restrooms/change rooms and additional path access for the River Park. Supporters of the park are working to raise the rest of the funds for the second phase of the project, as well as ironing out the details with water-rights holders. Phase two would be constructed roughly 300 yards downstream from phase one, near the Farmers Union-Boise Valley diversion. For more information, visit Even the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Jackson, Wyo., is looking toward summer activities. While the resort is home to an impressive mountain bike trail system, resort officials are thinking about construction. The resort announced it will be installing a new high-speed quad chair over the summer to replace the Casper triple chair. The new quad will move roughly 800 more people an hour than the old lift and cut the bottom-to-top time down to 3.5 minutes from 10 minutes. The new chair will allow better access to intermediate-level terrain—something in short supply on the mountain known for its expert terrain. The move is an attempt to broaden the resort’s appeal to more skiers who might not be eager to huck themselves off a cliff band. —Deanna Darr and Lisa Huynh Eller

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MDA MUSCLE WALK—Registration for this non-competitive, fully accessible event begins one-hour prior to the start time. Visit for more info. Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. FREE. Karcher Mall, 1509 Caldwell Blvd., Nampa, 208-465-7845. PAYETTE LAKES NORDIC SKI MARATHON—One of the oldest Nordic ski marathons in the Northwest, with 15k and 30k options. Junior race starts at 12:30 p.m. Post-race food, music and awards. A fundraiser benefiting the Little Ski Hill, a nonprofit organization built in 1937 serving the region’s youth for more than 65 years. Saturday, Feb. 25, 9:30 a.m. $50. Bear Basin Nordic Ski Area, North Club Hill Road, one mile north of Hwy. 55, McCall, 208-634-5691. SNAKE RIVER RUGBY MATCH—Support Boise’s Division II rugby team as it squares off against the Portland Pigs. Informational brochures will be available to help beginners learn more about the rules of rugby. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2 p.m. Willow Lane Sports Complex, 4623 W. Willow Lane, Boise, cityofboise. org. STEELHEADS HOCKEY—vs. Utah Grizzlies. Wednesday, Feb. 22; Friday, Feb. 24; and Saturday, Feb. 25; 7 p.m. $16-$50. CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-424-2200 or box office 208-331-8497, home.aspx.

Recurring BOMBB SQUAD—The Boise Off-Road Mountain Bike Babes is a biking group for women of all ages in the Boise area who enjoy mountain biking. Activities include group rides, maintenance clinics, riding clinics and monthly potlucks. Schedule varies. For more information, email or call 208-921-5026. Ongoing. FREE. bombb. THURSDAY NIGHT RUN/ WALKS—Join the group for 3-, 4- or 5-mile fun run/walks every Thursday night. All abilities are welcome. The group meets regardless of rain, snow, sleet or hail. It is a great way to meet new running or walking buddies. The run/walk starts at 5:30 p.m. sharp. First-timers should come a few minutes early to sign up. Join the mileage club to earn points for free rewards. Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. FREE. Shu’s Idaho Running Company, 1758 W. State St., Boise, 208-3446604. idahorunningcompany. com.

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CROSSFIT CONVERT Reebok commercials call it the sport of fitness. Those who win its annual championship games are crowned the fittest humans on Earth. Its website boldly proclaims that it’s “forging elite fitness.” Haters call it a cult. And I was recently accused of having drunk the Kool-Aid. I pled guilty. A year ago, I More info at was training for the Race to Robie Creek and, on a whim, stopped at a school playground, where I tried to do a single lousy pull-up. I wrapped my sweaty palms around a cold metal bar and grunted. Nothing. I was running eight to 10 miles regularly on training runs but I couldn’t do even one pull-up. In July 2011, I took up Crossfit and, eight months later, I can do five unassisted pull-ups, and with the help of a rubberband that takes off about 20 percent of my body weight, I can do 100 during the course of a workout. So, yes, more Kool-Aid, please. Crossfit is on the cusp of really catching on—you know, to the point where alt weekly types set aside their mountain bikes in favor of the “Workout Of the Day.” Its high-intensity workouts combine running, rowing, Olympic lifts, ring exercises, kettle bells, jump rope, rope climbing, box jumping, the list goes on. Typically a series of several different exercises are combined—in a way that’s similar to circuit training—and a workout consists of several rounds of each in as little time as possible. Sometimes the goal is to complete as many rounds as possible in a given amount of time. The best part? The workout is different every single day. I’ve run half-mile intervals with a 20-pound barbell slung over one shoulder. I’ve walked the length of my gym’s parking lot clutching a 45-pound plate. I’ve learned how to do handstand push-ups, wall balls, burpees, muscle-ups (still working on this one, actually), thrusters and tabatas. In the process, I’ve not only learned a new language but I’ve learned a few things about fitness that decades of running, mountain biking, spinning, surfing, hiking, snowboarding and soccer playing hadn’t taught me: how to inflict just the right amount of pain on my body and how to work out without an end goal in sight. Without a race to train for or season to finish, the end goal of Crossfit is just getting through the immediate challenge, and if you’re doing it right, it hurts. But the hurt is often a target of criticism among Crossfit’s detractors, who blast its potential for injury, the cost of a box (Crossfit gyms are called boxes and if you think your gym is expensive, price a box), and the quick certification process trainers undergo. Not to knock the box but I think part of my own success has been my out-of-box experience. My workout partner is a former box Crossfitter and together, we’ve found a nice quiet corner in a relatively uncrowded gym and he’s taught me everything I know. Among its devout—especially those who belong to a box but also for those of us rogues—the community is often cited as the second best part of Crossfit (the first being the workout, of course). The day I snagged my 2012 Robie registration I weighed my options: a tough WOD with my partner or a long, solo run? I went with the Kool-Aid. —Rachael Daigle WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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REVIEW/FOOD Restaurants get one chance to hit BW with their best shot.

As the Chinese economy expands, creating thousands of millionaires with an undeniable appetite for all things Western, their clamor for the great wines of Bordeaux has led to a frightening escalation in price. While there are still relative bargains to be had in the French original, there are alternatives. The grapes that make up the Bordeaux blend have found homes throughout the world’s wine regions. California and the Northwest have proven to be especially well-suited for the requisite cabernet sauvignon and merlot. Here are the panel’s top three Bordeaux-style reds:


NORTH SHORE HOT DOG CO. Two tired trends combine for something new JOSH GROSS

Though Boiseans seem determined to resist change at any cost, food culture requires innovation to grow. And if there were a list of two things Boise’s restaurant scene is stocked up on, it could very well be hot dogs and Hawaiian food. That would seem to make North Shore Hot Dog Company, a new HawaiianHey haole, how do you order the Haleiwa when you’re not sure how to say it? style hot dog joint downtown, superfluous. Easy. Pronounce all the vowels: haw-lay-eva. And yet, North Shore manages to bring something new to the lunch counter: pizzazz. expecting were MIA. But it grew sweeter and menu is the condiments: habanero aioli, The brightly decorated space at Ninth and more delicious with each bite until I discovered pineapple and coconut relishes, and passion Main streets features a simple menu of hot fruit mustard. These are the spoonfuls of sugar a reservoir of passion fruit mustard and cocodogs and Hawaiian-style gordo sandwiches nut pooled at the bottom of the roll. It wasn’t Mary Poppins sang about. garnished with a variety of tropical condiTrusting the staff’s judgment a tasty-looking color combo, but hot diggity ments. Patrons can choose from dog, was it delicious. North Shore might do on how to best combine these a few pre-planned dogs or build NORTH SHORE new flavors, I ordered The Ha- better to ditch the dogs altogether and just their own. HOT DOG COMPANY serve shots of fancy mustard. leiwa ($3.95), which contains The luau pork ($4.95) and 904 Main St. Hot dogs require equal distribution of the garlic lemon aioli, mango and huli chicken ($4.95) are both 208-639-8833 condiments for purposes of consistency. Othcoconut relish, and passion good, things a customer should northshorehotdogcompany. erwise, what is a Chicago dog in one bite can fruit mustard. be able to expect from any Hacom The dog was ready quickly. I be a Hawaiian in the next and a chili dog in a waiian restaurant. The hot dogs third. North Shore doesn’t have the bite-to-bite took a seat at one of the counare hot dogs. But instead of the consistency problem licked. But it has managed standard-issue white bun, they’re served inside ters lining the walls and bit in. to add a new twist to something locals have Though it was a high-quality meat tube in warm Hawaiian sweet bread sleeves, a giant proven themselves willing to eat and at a price a high-quality bun, it was still a hot dog. All step up in the dough department. they’re willing to pay. But what really stands out on North Shore’s of the strange delights of the tropics I’d been



Monday through Saturday. From food trucks to trucking in kitchens, Boise Contemporary Theater has announced it will host Iron Chef BCT. Two full kitchens donated by RC Willey will be set up on stage and helmed by chef John Berryhill and Ada County Paramedics’ Sam Jensen on Tuesday, March 13.

“It’s sort of a David and Goliath thing,” said Helene Peterson, BCT’s managing director. As with the popular TV show, Berryhill and Jensen will have one hour to prepare dishes utilizing a secret ingredient that will be unveiled at the last minute. Their final results will go before a panel of judges. Doors open for a silent auction at 6:30 p.m. and the pans get sizzlin’ at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for Iron Chef BCT are $50 each, and you can purchase them at bctheater. org or by calling the BCT box office at 208-331-9224, ext. 205. If you’d rather hobnob at a more affordable food competition, make sure to swing by the inaugural Hyde Park Chili Cook-off on Saturday, Feb. 25. Hosted by Alzheimer’s Idaho, the chili cook-off will take place behind 13th Street Pub and Grill and Parrilla Grill from noon to 5 p.m. and feature live music, bonfires and, of course, chili. For more info, contact Johanna Simon at 208-353-0303. LEI LA RAME LLA-RAD ER

Heads up food truckies: The vintage airstream trailer that recently appeared on State Street across from Lake Harbor doesn’t sling feedlot franks or offer boutique poodle grooming. Though it’s called Pups, this new mobile eatery offers a small but thoughtful selection of sandwiches and coffees. “A lot of people pull through wanting corn dogs, but it’s supposed to be a menu that uses seasonal produce, local/organic stuff, pastured eggs,” explained owner Wes Coulter. Coulter opened up shop in the former Saladman spot at 5310 W. State St. “There weren’t any drive-thru coffeehuts on the north side of State Street so I thought I was going to fill a niche, but really I don’t sling that much coffee,” Coulter said. But he has been slinging lots of egg sandwiches ($3)—featuring a fried Malheur River Meats egg, cheese, wholegrain mustard and pickled jalapenos. Pups is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.,


The BLT at Pup’s—local/organic/feedlot free.

—Tara Morgan

2009 CHAPPELLET MOUNTAIN CUVEE, $30 Since 1967, Chappellet has been a Napa Valley standout. This five-grape blend (cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, petite verdot and malbec) offers a combo of aromas, including earthy red fruits, light cinnamon, cedar, chocolate and a hint of fresh tobacco. The flavors are big but balanced with a definite elegance. On the palate, it’s a mix of spicy cherry, herb, sweet plum, anise and mocha. This wine is a California classic. 2009 CINDER CABERNETMERLOT, $27 Idaho’s own Melanie Krause is making some exceptional wines, and this 75/25 blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot is no exception. Ripe, round cherry and raspberry fruit aromas are backed by sweet licorice and light oak. Lush plum and dark berry fruit flavors are nicely balanced by tart cherry. This world-class wine finishes smooth and spicy. 2010 FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA CLARET, $15.99 Before China came onto the scene, Britain was the major market outside of France for Bordeaux wine, which was historically called claret. Coppola chose that name for this blend, which uses the same five grape varieties as their California neighbor, Chappellet. It opens with soft oak and dark berr y aromas. On the palate, it offers creamy cherr y and plum fruit with smooth tannins and a silky finish. This wine is a definite bargain. —David Kirkpatrick

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Chris Ansotegui and the tools of the restaurant trade in the kitchen of Epi’s.

EPI’S: A FAMILY BUSINESS In the Kitchen With Chris Ansotegui PATRICK TRAKEL one morning, happened to notice the Red Epi Inchausti came to the United States from Door Cafe in Meridian. Urquidi was initially the Basque Country in 1929, joining her husreluctant, but something about the renovated band, David, who had already been working here for several years. Together, the couple ran house spoke to Ansotegui and she called their brother Dan Ansotegui. All agreed that the the Gem Bar and Boarding House in Hailey, place would have to be gutted and redone. serving family style meals and attracting so Dan, who started Bar Gernika in Boise, stayed much attention that they finally welcomed up late that night figuring out how it could be others to their table. accomplished. The wheels were In 1999, almost 70 years finally in motion. after Epi first set foot in Alberto Bereziartua, AnIdaho, her granddaughters THREE SQUARES: sotegui’s brother-in-law and a Chris Ansotegui and Gina What three food items can Basque Country native, left Bar Urquidi opened Epi’s Basque you not live without in the Gernika to work as a chef at Restaurant on Main Street in kitchen? Epi’s, where he remains today. Meridian. While Urquidi does Garlic, pimentos and Bereziartua starts his work the books, payroll and waits codfish. early in the morning, prepping tables every other weekend, it’s What is your favorite food/ soups, stews and croquetas. Ansotegui who handles most of restaurant scene in a Ansotegui shows up in the the day-to-day operations. movie? early afternoon to put together “I always thought that havUnder the Tuscan Sun, when they’ve been working on salad dressings and dessert ing a restaurant, serving people, the house and they all eat sauces, and is responsible for would be a wonderful blessing together. They’re talking and the baked cod dish that she deand a dream even though I’d sharing, and I just love that. scribes as “to flippin’ die for.” never worked in one,” said AnIf you could cook a meal for At night, the kitchen is run sotegui. “Every family dinner anyone, who would it be and by Epi’s great-grandsons Mark was like a restaurant. You’d what would you make? Mallory and Erik McFarspend hours preparing food I’d cook for Grandma Epi, because she never got to sit land. Ansotegui and Urquidi’s that everybody sat down and down. I would probably make 82-year-old mother comes in to ate for two hours.” something like codfish, cook every Thursday and other For Ansotegui, the catalyst salad and rice pudding, and relatives also make appearancwas getting divorced. Born I’d want her to tell me how I’m doing. es. The walls are papered with and raised in Boise, she’d pictures of family, and that’s had a career with the Oregon how it will stay if Ansotegui State Police Forensics Lab in has anything to say about it. Ontario, Ore., for 20 years. But “My prayer is that someday I can leave this after splitting with her husband, Ansotegui returned to Idaho and settled in Meridian, tak- to those great-grandsons and say, ‘God bless you, and I hope you can keep going in her ing a job with Micron. memory and keep bringing love to people,’” In her spare time, she began to scout for she said. restaurant locations, and on her way to work

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hot oil full-body Swedish massage. Total seclusion. Days/ Eves/Weekends. Visa/Master Card accepted, Male only. 8662759. RELAXATION MASSAGE Call Ami at 208-697-6231. ULM 340-8377. Hrs. 8:30AM8PM.


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B OISE W E E KLY to start your own hive. We also have beekeeping equipment in stock. visit www.tubbsberryfarm. com or call 208-961-0969 for more information.




CROCODILE GECKOS Two females & one male. I have to get rid of them due to health issues. They come alone, or you can purchase their cage from me. Email if interested: megan.

START BEEKEEPING We have 3lb package bees for sale. Order now, pickup date is April 28th. This is what you need




SAIGON DELI IN MERIDIAN Vietnamese and Chinese food come check it out. Saigon Deli now open 1835 W. Cherry Ln. Call 208-884-5731.

M U S IC BW MUSIC INSTRUCTION FLAMENCO RHYTHMS & DANCE Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30pm at Escuela de Ritmo Flamenco! Private lessons for cajon, drums, & dance also offered. For more info please visit escueladeritmo. com or call 510-435-8655.

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



KAI: 1-year-old male Siamese mix. Personable and loving cat. Enjoys being held and petted. Litterbox-trained. (Kennel 15- #15456482)

ANNIE: 6-year-old female domestic shorthair. Gentle, affectionate personality. Would prefer a quieter home. Litterbox-trained. (Kennel 18- #15442474)

SOPHIA: 7-year-old female domestic shorthair mix. Talkative, amusing girl who is mature and friendly. Litterbox-trained. (Kennel 14- #15436222)

RAMBO: 1-year-old male pit bull mix. House-trained. Good with children and other dogs. Needs strong owner and training. (Kennel 312- #14889303)

AVERY: 3-year-old female Lab mix. Loves to play with toys. Prefers to be the only dog in the home. Nice manners. (Kennel 305#15097428)

BOZO: 1-year-old male Chihuahua mix. Lap dog. Nice energy level. Bonds quickly to new people. Prefers adults or teenagers only. (Kennel 402- #15179199)

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

THE BARON: This big boy is the picture of nobility.


ELOISE: My stunning blue eyes are sure to win your heart.

PRANCER: I’m a Staff Pick for February; $20 to adopt me.

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B O I S E W E E K LY found objects. Decorative and unique treasures for home, jewelry, books, collectibles, new and vintage scrapbook supplies and ephemera. Unusual and unforgettable gifts!

BW ANTIQUES ATOMIC TREASURES Atomic Treasures 409 S. 8th St. 344-0811 Stop in check our collection of vintage, retro, art and

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ID LICENSE PLATE Looking for a 1965 ID license plate for my classic Corvette. Call & we can figure out a trade. Thanks. 272-0191.



BW LEGAL NOTICES IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA In the Matter of the Estate of: GERTRUDE I. WOODLAND, Deceased. Case No. CV IE 1200937. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (I.C. 15-6-801) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named descendent. All persons having claims against the descendent or the estate are required to present their claims

NYT CROSSWORD | ADDITIONAL READING 21 Send over some Bibles? 24 Tour org. 25 Really want 26 Largest, as a sum 27 Things that may have to be cleared 29 Mark Messier, for 12 years 30 Actress Gilpin of “Frasier”

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Comet rival Ogle Curved molding The truth about a popular Internet community? 59 Reveal, in poetry 60 Put down 62 “C’est ___” 63 Sea of ___ (arm of the Black Sea)


BETSY J. KNAUER C.K. Quade Law, PLLC 1501 Tyrell Lane Boise, ID 83706 Telephone: 208-367-0723 Pub. Feb. 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2012. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Ashley Nicole Dowdle Case No. CV NC 1201361 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Ashley Nicole Dowdle, now residing in the City of Boise, State of Idaho. The name will change to Ashley Nicole Hammond. The reason for the change in name is: because I want to have the same last name as my mother. A hearing on the petition is


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within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented to the undersigned at the address indicated, and filed with the Clerk of the Court. DATED this 26th day of January, 2012.




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Stimpy’s pal “The gloves are off!” Jack’s inferior Albanian money Decodes Singer/actress with a simultaneous #1 album and #1 film, familiarly 73 Warden’s charge 75 Fracas 77 Rathskeller vessel 79 Velvet finish? 80 Egotistical author’s request to a reader? 84 Tiny bits of pasta 85 Live 86 Frees 87 Ike’s W.W. II command 89 ___ T. (big name in 1960s music) 90 Like certain passages 93 Professorial 96 Start of some Italian church names 98 Avid reader 100 Annual publications for burros? 105 Monotony 108 Whence Zeno 109 Mistreatment 110 Cut down to size 111 Best in business 115 Russian retreat 116 “The Mikado” baritone 117 Dust cover made of 100% aluminum, perhaps? 121 As previously mentioned, in bibliographies 122 Comparatively stupid 123 Room in Clue 124 Diminutive suffix 125 Gobi-like 126 Showed over 127 Black ___ (some military activities) 128 Platoon V.I.P.

DOWN 1 Half of an interrogation team 2 “There’s a Chef in My Soup!” writer 3 Chorus syllables 4 Lug 5 Orch. section 6 Successful swinger 7 Shampoo ingredient 8 Where the wild things are? 9 Put an ___ 10 Engage again for a gig 11 Father-and-son rulers of Syria 12 One-named fashion designer 13 Aid for record-keeping at Mrs. Smith’s? 14 “Copy that” 15 Bridge declaration 17 Like some flights 18 Sarkozy’s predecessor 19 Film special effects, briefly 22 Actresses Dana and Judith 23 Enlighten 28 Believers 30 Mail-related 32 1987 Broadway sensation, colloquially 34 Landed estate 35 Old Spanish card game 36 The duck in Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” 37 Superboy’s sweetie 41 Magic, once 43 It’s measured in points 44 Spotted 45 Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Le ___ d’Or” 46 Christina of pop 47 Get together with your bet taker? 50 “Believe ___ Not!” 53 Some trains 55 Pamper

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scheduled for 1:30 o’clock p.m. on March 22, 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. 31 2012. CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: Deirdre Price Deputy Clerk Pub. Feb. 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2012. RE-RECORDING OF LAND F90917997B Office of Ada County Recorder Attention: County Recorder 200 W. Front Street Boise, Idaho U.S.A. 83702 To: The Office of Ada County Recorder


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the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named decedent. All persons having claims against the decedent or the estate are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented to the undersigned at the address indicated, and filed with the Clerk of the Court. DATED this 7th day of February, 2012. MARY R. HELLICKSON C.K. Quade Law, PLLC 1501 Tyrell Lane Boise, ID 83706 Telephone: 208-367-0723 Pub. Feb. 15, 22 & 29, 2012.

From: Executor Office - JOSEPH CALLAN ESTATE. Regarding: 3700 Sycamore Drive, Boise, Idaho [Instrument Number 105125213] The above abandoned land, real estate, property and deed is hereby claimed as JOSEPH CALLAN ESTATE state property held on Trust Special Deposit bonded by the serial number 90917997B. Govern yourselves accordingly. By: General executor, JOSEPH CALLAN JOSEPH CALLAN ESTATE Care of: Joseph Callan Executor Post Office Box 9694 Boise, Idaho 83707 Pub. February 8, 15 & 22, 2012. IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA In the Matter of the Estate of: LOLA WANDA VITLEY, Deceased. Case No. CV IE 1201164 NOTICE TO CREDITORS (I.C. 15-3-801) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): I invite you to identify all the things in your life that you really don’t need any more: outdated gadgets, clothes that no longer feel like you, once-exciting artworks that no longer mean what they once did. Don’t stop there. Pinpoint the people who have let you down, the places that lower your vitality and the activities that have become boring or artificial. Finally, Aries, figure out the traditions that no longer move you, the behavior patterns that no longer serve you and the compulsive thoughts that have a freaky life of their own. Got all that? Dump at least some of them. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): If you’re a woman, you could go to the perfume section of the department store and buy fragrances that would cause you to smell like Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Eva Longoria or Paris Hilton. If you’re a man, an hour from now, you could be beaming an aroma that makes you resemble a celebrity like Antonio Banderas, Usher, David Beckham or Keith Urban. You could even mix and match, wearing the Eva Longoria scent on your manly body or Usher on your female form. But I don’t recommend that you do any of the above. More than ever before, you need to be yourself, your whole self and nothing but yourself. Trying to act like or be like anyone else should be a taboo of the first degree. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me all at once,” says Ashleigh Brilliant. I think you may soon be able to say words to that effect, Gemini—and that’s a good thing. Life will seem more concentrated and meaningful than usual. Events will flow faster and your awareness will be extra intense. As a result, you should have exceptional power to unleash transformations that could create ripples lasting for months. Would you like each day to be the equivalent of nine days? Or would four be enough for you?


CANCER (June 21-July 22): When actor Ashton Kutcher is working on the set of his TV show Two and a Half Men, he enjoys spacious digs. His trailer is two stories high and has two bathrooms, as well as a full kitchen. Seven 60-inch TVs are available for his viewing pleasure. As you embark on your journey to the far side of reality, Cancerian, it might be tempting for you to try to match that level of comfort. But what’s more important than material luxury will be psychological and spiritual aids that help keep you attuned to your deepest understandings about life. Be sure you’re well-stocked with influences that keep your imagination vital and upbeat.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Veterans of war who’ve been wounded by shrapnel often find that years later, some of the metal fragments migrate to the surface and pop out of their skin. The moral of the story: The body may take a long time to purify itself of toxins. The same is true about your psyche. It might not be able to easily and quickly get rid of the poisons it has absorbed, but you should never give up hoping it will find a way. Judging by the astrological omens, I think you are very close to such a climactic cleansing and catharsis, Leo. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Distilled water is a poor conductor of electricity. For H2O to have electroconductivity, it must contain impurities in the form of dissolved salts. I see a timely lesson in this for you, Virgo. If you focus too hard on being utterly clean and clear, some of life’s rather chaotic but fertile and invigorating energy may not be able to flow through you. That’s why I suggest you experiment with being at least a little impure and imperfect. Don’t just tolerate the messiness. Learn from it; thrive on it; even exult in it. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): According to my reading of the astrological omens, you are neither in a red-alert situation nor are you headed for one. A pink alert may be in effect, however. Thankfully, there’s no danger or emergency in the works. Shouting, bolting and leaping won’t be necessary. Rather, you may simply be called upon to come up with unexpected responses to unpredicted circumstances. Unscripted plot twists could prompt you to take actions you haven’t rehearsed. It actually might be kind of fun, as long as you play with the perspective Shakespeare articulated in As You Like It: “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “Dear Rob: For months I’ve had a recurring dream in which I own a pet snake. Here’s the problem: The only cage I have to keep the snake in is sadly inadequate. It has widely spaced bars that the snake just slips right through. In the dream I am constantly struggling to keep the snake in its cage, which is exhausting. Just this morning, after having the dream for the billionth time, I finally asked myself, ‘what’s so terrible about letting the snake out of its cage?’ So I wrote myself this permission note: ‘It is hereby allowed and perfectly acceptable to let my dream snake out of its cage to wander freely.’ —Scorpio Devotee.” Dear Devotee: You have provided all your fellow Scorpios with an excellent teaching story for the upcoming weeks. Thank you!

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): For millions of years, black kite raptors made their nests with leaves, twigs, grass, mud, fur and feathers. In recent centuries, they have borrowed materials from humans, like cloth, string and paper. And in the last few decades, a new element has become popular. Eighty-two percent of all black kite nest-builders now use white plastic as decoration. I suggest you take inspiration from these adaptable creatures, Sagittarius. It’s an excellent time for you to add some wrinkles to the way you shape your home base. Departing from tradition could add significantly to your levels of domestic bliss. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): There are many examples of highly accomplished people whose early education was problematic. Thomas Edison’s first teacher called him “addled,” and thereafter he was homeschooled by his mother. Winston Churchill did so poorly in school he was punished. Benjamin Franklin had just two years of formal education. As for Einstein, he told his biographer, “my parents were worried because I started to talk comparatively late, and they consulted a doctor because of it.” What all these people had in common, however, is that they became brilliant at educating themselves according to their own specific needs and timetable. Speaking of which: The coming weeks will be an excellent time for you Capricorns to plot and design the contours of your future learning. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Nigeria has abundant deposits of petroleum. Since 1974, oil companies have paid the country billions of dollars for the privilege of extracting its treasure. And yet the majority of Nigerians, more than 70 percent, live on less than $1 a day. Where does the money go? That’s a long story, with the word “corruption” at its heart. Now let me ask you, Aquarius: Is there a gap between the valuable things you have to offer and the rewards you receive for them? Are you being properly compensated for your natural riches? The coming weeks will be an excellent time to address this issue. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): notes that American politician Sen. John McCain tends to repeat himself—a lot. Researchers discovered that he has told the same joke at least 27 times in five years. In the coming week, Pisces, pease avoid any behavior that resembles this repetitive, habitbound laziness. You simply cannot afford to be imitating who you used to be and what you used to do. As much as possible, reinvent yourself from scratch—and have maximum fun doing it.



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Boise Weekly Vol. 20 Issue 35  

Idaho's Only Alternative

Boise Weekly Vol. 20 Issue 35  

Idaho's Only Alternative