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ASK BILL ABOUT IT More sick libtard humer throwing at Mitt Romney To whatever newpaper owner or lame-stream midiot editer who hired the crap sanwhich named Bill Cope: If you ever expect me to ever buy your sissy rag again which goes by the name Boise “Weak”-ly, you have to fire Bill Cope immediadley. And I’ll tell you why. He is like a faucet that drips all the time into a noisy tin sink, except he is dripping instead of water the most stinking cat puke of his opinions as I have ever heard. He is so unAmerican I bet he belongs to the Muslin Brotherhood or the Black Panthers or something which wants to change our country into Sweden or someplace like that. I hate Cope worse than I hate Barrack Hussane Obama and that’s because Barrack Husane Obama probably can’t even help what he is because he was raised to hate America like Rush Limbauhg expalined. But Cope was raised in Meridian. He has no excuse. It seems like nothing is off limits to Cope’s illogic sicko brain. Whoever in our great country is a great patriot, Cope talks about them like they were no more than toilet seats for him to drip on. Wayne LaPiere. Ted Nugent. Mitchelle Bachman. George Bush. They all are smeared by that Cope. I think he is a traider to this great country. If you ask me. And now, he is wanting us to vote for Barrack Hussane Obama again, which I think should be empeached. For months, Cope has thrown his sicko libtard “humer” at all the Republican candadites from Donald Trump to Rick Sanitorum, and now he is throwing the same sick libtard “humer” at Mitt Rommey. I makes me sick!!! He has made fun of Mitt Rommey’s LDSism, his wive’s dancing horse, his flip-fopping, his Levis and even his singing. I am just holding my breath until he starts making fun of Mitt Rommey’s tax returns which are none of anybodie’s business especially Cope’s. Or the time Mitt Rommey spent working at Ban Capitol, which goes to show what a succesful businessman Mitt Rommey was. Cope is a pathetic excuse of a writor, too. Sometimes I can’t because of his lack of writing ability make sense of where a sentence begins he writes or when he is done writing it ends. I even think he makes up words. Whoever heard of ‘hierarchy” or “chimereal” anyway? I get all rawfed up just thinking about it. So if you don’t fire him, I will boycot all the places who advertize in your crappy newspaper, and that includes every restrawnt and artselling joint and even that Alive After Five place, where ever that is. I think Idaho can do just fine without Bill Cope’s opinions, and all my friends think so too. There are at least three of us who think that way, and that’s just in Parma. So you’d better fire Cope if you want your sissy newspaper to survive. —Signed: Dick from Parma. Ah Dear Dick, Always a treat hearing from you, even when it’s not me to whom you’re actually writing. I understand you intended your letter to reach the upper spheres of BW’s administrative hierarchy, but my “lame-stream midiot editer” passed it on to me without the newpaper owner ever seeing it. It came with the instruction, “This guy is your chimera, Cope. You answer him!” I guess you’re stuck with me, buddy. But on to the Mitt. (Incidentally Dick, if you examine his surname closely, I believe you’ll discover it is “Romney,” not “Rommey.”) I know I’ve had lots of fun with all of the GOP candidates, including the presumptive nominee. But gee willikers, you Republicans didn’t expect us to take them seriously, did you? And Mitt? Hey, it wasn’t me who made him up. He’s one of your imaginary friends, not mine. As to his tax records, both Democrats and Republicans have suggested Romney has refused to release his tax records because there must be information within those records that would further damage his credibility—whatever remains of it, that is. However, I have a theory about his position which does not float smoothly in the current thought-stream. What if, instead of the common opinion that the Obama camp has Romney over a barrel with the tax-returns issue, he actually has the Obama campaign over the barrel? What if Romney understands that the president’s men can’t move on to all the other damaging stuff they have until they’ve done all they can to him over his refusal to release the returns? For instance, what if the Obama people have the family of that kid Romney bullied in school ready to tell what his spoiled rich brat behavior did to their son? What if they have ex-Olympic officials on tap to tell exactly how Romney allegedly “fixed” the Salt Lake City games that were already plagued by charges of corruption and bribery? See what I’m saying, Parma Dick? Certainly, Romney’s stubbornness on the tax records is hurting him. But does he fear other stuff—worse stuff—is out there that we might be talking about? That’s my theory, that he is so terrified of what might rise to center stage, he prefers to keep the conversation revolving around his questionable tax history and the millions he’s squirreled away in foreign tax havens, even if it’s turned his campaign into a shambles? Now Dick, you feel free to write any time you get all rawfed up about things, even if it’s me you’re all rawfed up about. (By the way, you didn’t mention your wife Belinda this time. I do hope it’s not because she’s run off with another calf-roper.)

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WHY WE’RE APATHETIC Obama and Romney Ignore the No. 1 Issue Don’t be apathetic, they tell us. If you don’t vote, you can’t complain. But how can people get excited about a political campaign that doesn’t address the issues we care about most? Polls show that Americans are more concerned about the economy than any other issue. That has been the case since Barack Obama became president in 2009. Neither Obama nor Mitt Romney have put forth credible plans for getting the unemployed back to work—and forget about underemployment. Obama says he inherited a mess. He’s right. His supporters say climbing out of the hole created by the 2008 meltdown and George W. Bush’s deficit spending will take time. Which is true. But he never proposed a jobs program. Bizarrely, the president doesn’t explicitly promise that the economy will get better if we re-elect him. His campaign is mostly pointing to his achievements so far. Say this for Romney: He doesn’t share the president’s reticence. “If I become president, you’re going to see an economic resurgence: manufacturing resurgence, high-tech, health care. You’re going to see this economy take off,” Romney told supporters in New Jersey last month. “And I say that because I know what I’m going to do, and I know what kind of impact it will have.” Romney’s ads strike the same can-do tone. “By day 100, President Romney’s leadership brings new certainty to our economy, and the promise of new banking and high-tech jobs.” Whoa. How will this miracle transpire? Romney has put forth what John Cassidy of The New Yorker calls a “ragtag collection of proposals—59 of them, ranging from eliminat-


ing the inheritance tax, to capping federal spending at 20 percent of GDP, to opening up America’s energy reserves for development, [which have been] widely dismissed as inadequate by his fellow Republicans.” Trickle-down redux. Warmed-over drillbaby-drill Sarahcuda. A dash of Steve Forbes. In short: not so whoa. If I were Romney, I’d be proposing a conservative-based jobs-growth agenda. Tax incentives for employers to hire new workers. Federal subsidies for job-training programs. Higher payroll deductions for corporations. Romney could shore up his party’s nativist base by promising to build a fence along the Mexican border and to crack down on undocumented workers. Thanks to the Republican Congress, it would be easy for Obama to say he’s trying to create jobs. He could propose something bold, a new WPA directly employing 20 million Americans. It’s a promise he wouldn’t have to keep. The GOP would block it. Obama could also pursue small-bore approaches to the jobs problem, such as a “first fired, first rehired” law. The United States should join European countries, which don’t set time limits on unemployment benefits. Would these ideas fix the economy? Maybe not. But they would certainly go a long way toward reversing the toxic state of electoral politics, in which parties float irrelevant wedge issues in their perennial battle over 2 or 3 percent of the vote in a handful of swing states. Will either party push a credible solution to the economic crisis? Probably not. Which is a reflection of the system’s inability to reform itself, and a harbinger of change to come.

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A SUMMER TO REMEMBER Boise has no shortage of niche summer camps to entertain and engage Treasure Valley youth. But perhaps the most unique—certainly the most diverse—summer diversion has been the two-week Boise International Summer Camp, mixing middleschool-aged kids from 10 countries with their Boise counterparts. The refugee children were unaccustomed to the Western tradition of summer camp. Nonetheless, when the children poured into the Pioneer Neighborhood Community Center, south of downtown Boise July 19 they were already seasoned campers. “Half the kids in the camp were born and raised in Boise,” said Paul Schoenfelder of the Boise Department of Parks and Recreation. “The other half are primarily refugee kids.” More than a few of the campers made what they considered to be lifelong friends. “I thought everybody—the people from different countries all around the world— would all be so different,” said middleschooler Rachel, who became BFFs with Iraqi refugee Fatinah. “When I came here, I realized that everybody is just the same. Some people have different colors of skin or some people speak different languages, but that’s it.” After breaking the campers into groups of four, camp leader Revital Zilonka asked each camper to close his or her eyes and picture a perfect world. The visions were diverse and imaginative, not defined by nations of origin but rather by a teenager’s dreams. Everything from equality to food for was mentioned. One of the more creative dreams came from a camper who wanted his own pet platypus. Rachel and Fatinah’s group described their perfect world as a place where there would be “no bullying; everyone would have friends and love. There are no poor or none too wealthy. There would be no pollution at all and no one would be judged for where they’re from. There would be no impossible and there would be no war. Everyone would treat one another with respect and there would be no terrorists. The world would revolve around peace.” The children then blew up brightly colored balloons, wrote words like “greed,” “hate” and “war” on them, and promptly stomped them out. “I learned I can communicate with people and that I can teach them languages through just hand motions. That’s a great way to bond with someone,” said Rachel. “And you feel good once you teach someone like that.” —Tabitha Bower

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New BFFs: Boise native Rachel (left) and Iraqi refugee Fatinah (right).

CULTURE OF CORRUPTION ALLEGED AT IDJC Lawsuit agency charges abuse, sexual misconduct and cover-up CARISSA WOLF Shane Penrod bowed his head and fought back tears as he left his attorney’s office, where he and four others shared stories of corruption and sexual misconduct at the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections’ Nampa detention center. “I don’t know what I would do if it weren’t for my son,” said Penrod, saying his 7-year-old boy gave him the strength to endure his nightly shifts with the IDJC. “It’s been rough,” said the IDJC security officer. “I’ve never been on medicine before.” Penrod said the Nampa work environment of abuse, discrimination and retaliation plunged him into sleeplessness, depression and occasional thoughts of suicide. Penrod said his physicians are trying to ease some of his emotional pain, but he’s counting on Idaho judiciary to alleviate some of the anguish as well, by remedying what he and his fellow workers call “widespread abuse and corruption” at the IDJC. “It’s about fixing what’s wrong,” Penrod said. On June 23, Penrod and six other whistleblowers signed onto a lawsuit that charges the IDJC, Director Sharon Harrigfeld and Superintendent Betty Grimm with discrimination, wasting taxpayer dollars and safety violations that put incarcerated minors and workers at risk. Boise attorney Andrew Schoppe filed the 24-page complaint on behalf of the workers, detailing what they called years of cronyism, fraud, safety violations and retaliation against employees who voiced concerns. Since the filing in the U.S. District Court in Boise, more witnesses have come forward with additional claims of tax-dollar waste and sexual misconduct at the Nampa detention facility. “People have been playing golf while clocked in,” Schoppe said. “Juveniles are having sex with each other.” And staffers have had sexual relations with the juveniles in their custody, Schoppe said. “One staff member was [sexually] involved with a juvenile. That juvenile became a staff member and now they are involved with another juvenile,” added Penrod. IDJC officials refused to comment on the pending lawsuit. Their attorney, Phillip Collaer,

Attorney Andrew Schoppe (right) is representing seven whistleblowers working at the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections including Rhonda Ledford (left) and Gracie Reyna (center).

filed an answer to the complaint denying all allegations but did not respond to Boise Weekly’s interview request. Schoppe is preparing to amend the original complaint to add additional claims and four more plaintiffs to the suit. He also expects to see civil suits filed on behalf of the juveniles. “The civil rights of the juveniles is an issue here,” Schoppe said. The list of witnesses also continues to grow. A total of 47 staffers have already stepped forward with evidence or concerns regarding corruption, but not all employees are willing to sign onto the suit as plaintiffs. Fears of retaliation and unemployment in a shaky economy have kept workers silent, plaintiffs said. “Who wants to not have a job?” plaintiff Rhonda Ledford asked. Past employees have also stepped forward, but Schoppe said many of the former workers’ claims have exceeded the statute of limitation and therefore can’t join the suit as plaintiffs, but they’re willing to speak as witnesses. “They have no self-interest here,” Schoppe said. The plaintiffs paint a picture of a juvenile detention facility plagued by poor leadership, favoritism and absent accountability—a place where under-qualified employees have job descriptions tailor-made and favored employees use department vehicles for weekend joyrides. Plaintiffs say that friends and family of those in authority bypass qualified applicants for choice jobs. The IDJC complainants also allege incarcerated juveniles sit on hiring committees. But perhaps worst of all, plaintiffs say, inmates are allowed to run freely in unsupervised areas of the Nampa facility and even sneak away for sexual encounters in the detention center’s showers. “We’re known as Club Med by other detention facilities,” Ledford said. Ledford thumbed through one of multiple binders of documentation, but said that much of the paper trail of evidence is missing because

IDJC paperwork doesn’t always reflect reality. Time cards get padded, she said; safety incident reports disappear, recidivism rates are smudged and job applications are altered. Plaintiffs allege rampant safety violations at the IDJC facility that make contraband easy to procure and easy to conceal. Ledford said staff wouldn’t know if something was missing because tools, equipment and office supplies are not accounted for at the facility. “I can go to a pod [unit] and look around and see all the things they can make weapons out of. I’ve asked about them and was told, ‘Oh, it’s OK, they can have that,’” Penrod said. The suit also alleges that some IDJC employees have worked while intoxicated, violent offenders have been left unsupervised and inmates with disabilities have been ignored. Plaintiffs pointed to an occasion when the only guard on duty sat with her head bowed as an inmate braided the guard’s hair. “I felt safer around violent offenders [at an adult prison] than I do with these juveniles [at the IDJC facility],” Penrod said. Plaintiffs said IDJC management regularly bypassed veterans or applicants with experience in favor of less-qualified candidates. The complaint also alleges age discrimination. “IDJC co-workers, leadership and management have repeatedly pressured plaintiff Jo McKinney to retire from her position based solely upon her age, and has even declined to provide her with upgraded computer equipment provided to others because, as far as IDJC is concerned, she ‘won’t be there much longer,’” Schoppe wrote in the complaint. “Apparently, I’m going to retire,” McKinney joked. The suit notes an instance when a teaching position allegedly went to an un-credentialed applicant. When the applicant couldn’t pass the entrance exam, the plaintiffs claim the answers were changed in order for the applicant to take a position as a 9 special education teacher without any WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

NEWS teaching certification. “Every time a job is posted, they know who is going to get it,” said Schoppe. “It’s not a competitive process.” The plaintiffs said they have spoken to supervisors about concerns. “Nothing happens,” said McKinney. Ledford added that when he complained, he was “written up” by IDJC supervisors. The suit, seeking protection under U.S. and Idaho whistle-blower acts, notes that retaliation quickly followed the workers’ complaints to management. Penrod said he was switched to graveyard hours and Ledford said he was scheduled to work holidays shortly after they voiced their concerns. The plaintiffs are seeking damages for emotional distress and economic losses from lost wages, vacation time and promotional opportunities, but Schoppe said his clients are more interested in “righting what went wrong,” calling for a full investigation by the Idaho attorney general and U.S. attorney in Boise. “They hope that the situation is going to change so that it’s a safe place for everyone,” said Schoppe. “They want to see the waste of taxpayer money end.” 8

Plaintiffs told BW that they have already seen some changes since filing their lawsuit: reassignment of some payroll and education managers, missing reports and records have reappeared and some previously cold-shouldered supervisors have become exceptionally nice, according to the complainants. “A lot of staff have come up to me and shook my hand and said, ‘Thank you. It’s about time someone said something,’” said Ledford. But Ledford said she has been complaining about IDJC problems for years, talking to supervisors and going as far as writing to the office of Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and her state senators. “I went as far as I could go,” she said. But Ledford said no one listened until she and her six colleagues found Schoppe. “They began to learn that they cannot trust their supervisors,” Schoppe said. “When you get that many people who are not friends or family with the same complaints, there is a ring of truth. What they have in common is they have all come to the conclusion that even if they lose the jobs, they have to come forward because things cannot get any worse.”

MORE TALK, LESS INCOME GBAD criticizes gap in convention bookings GEORGE PRENTICE Stephanie Astorquia leaned into the microphone at the July 23 meeting of the Greater Boise Auditorium District, telegraphing some exasperation in her voice. “For the record, I would like to point out that this board has met 31 times this year,” said the GBAD secretary-treasurer (the board traditionally meets once a month). Some of Astorquia’s colleagues also expressed their frustration over meetings— or the lack thereof—but they are the kind of meetings that bring income to the local economy. In fact, Boise Centre Director of Marketing and Sales Cliff Clinger got an earful from the GBAD board for not coming close to the facility’s goals to bring in more conventions or meetings to the center. “This is dramatic,” said GBAD Vice Chair Gail May. Clinger’s report came nearly two years after the shit-hit-the-fan moment in September 2010 when GBAD pulled operating funds from the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau, which for years had booked conventions into the Boise Centre. BCVB staff warned of a possible loss of business while the two entities publicly aired their dirty laundry for the better part of a year. Ultimately, GBAD approved some funds for BCVB, but ordered that marketing duties WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

be split between BCVB and a new team of marketing staff working for the Boise Centre. Clinger said that, year to date, his Boise Centre team has booked 14 new conventions into the facility, with nine more booked through BCVB. But GBAD Board Member Rob Perez didn’t like what he heard. “You’re only approaching 54 percent of your projected plan,” said Perez. “That’s well below a negative variance.” Boise Centre Executive Director Pat Rice quickly jumped to Clinger’s defense. “Yes, we’re behind, but we’re building from scratch,” said Rice. “Clearly, Cliff and his team have some work to do.” Clinger had originally planned that 2012 conventions would bring in a total of 48,000 bed nights to Boise-area hotels, but in reality, only 7,000 nights have been booked to date. “That’s a huge difference,” said May. A recent study by Boise State estimated that each convention booked into the Boise Centre generated, on average, more than $1 million into the Treasure Valley economy. Clinger conceded that his goals may have been too “aggressive.” Without any action on the matter, the GBAD board is expected to hold its 32nd meeting of 2012 in August.

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ADRIENNE LYLE AND WIZARD Saddling up for the ride of their lives JER EM Y LANNINGHAM

GEORGE PRENTICE When Adrienne Lyle, 27, was growing up on Whidbey Island, Wash., she would listen to her classmates talk about being a doctor, lawyer or actress. All she ever wanted to do was work with horses. “As far back as I can remember, I wanted to ride a horse,” she remembered. Today, she’s far from home—in the United Kingdom town of Hadleigh—but she’s living her dream. She’ll be riding her horse Wizard on the planet’s grandest stage for equestrians—the Summer Olympics, which officially get under way in London Friday, July 27. When they’re not traveling the globe, Lyle and Wizard call Ketchum home, training at River Grove Farm with former Olympian Debbie McDonald, who won the bronze medal at the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics. Boise Weekly spoke with Lyle—already settled in across the pond—about the Olympics, the psychology of riding and how Wizard is a little homesick.

It’s my understanding Wizard flew across the Atlantic. Is it fair to assume that he would experience jet lag like the rest of us? I think so. He was a little wired for the first few days, a little crazy and excited to be here. The third or fourth day, he tends to crash, so you plan for all of that and get back on your training schedule. Has Wizard ever bucked you? I don’t remember him ever throwing me off. He’s definitely tried other shenanigans. I’ve heard you call Wizard an emotionally complex horse. If he was a human being, he’d be the kind of person whose emotions are right below the surface. He can come off as being a bit aggressive or strong-headed, when in fact, he may be nervous or not confident. You really have to understand him. So much of what you do is technical, but how much of the competition is psychological? You’re dealing with another live animal. In

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any other sport, if you get nervous or tense, you deal with it. Here, if you get nervous or tense, your horse picks that up right away. Then both of you are in a bad situation. You really have to handle your emotions, your anxiety and your fears so that you pass your confidence on to your horse. Does Wizard have a sense of the days and hours leading up to a big competition? From the second we get the equipment out, he gets real excited. When a groomsman braids his hair, he really knows something special is coming. He loves to be in the spotlight, loves to compete. What should we be looking for when your competition begins on Thursday, Aug. 2? The grand prix begins with a test of about 30 movements, judged on a scale of 1 to 10 on correctness, accuracy, quality and brilliance of the movement. The top 30-40 percent of those riders get to compete in the next class, grand prix special, which is run along the same guidelines. Then the top 50

percent of those riders go to the grand prix freestyle, which is a lot like figure skating freestyle. And it’s set to music. What music will you compete with? Wizard has a fun mix of music from the ’70s. It fits both of our personalities, something more fun and upbeat. Great Britain has such a rich history of horsemanship and the royal family adores horses. Your sport is destined to gain quite a bit of attention during these Olympics. The equestrian competition has been sold out for months and months. It’s nearly impossible to get a ticket. Plus, we’ll be competing in Greenwich Park right in front of a palace. How will you not be overwhelmed by all of this? It’s definitely going to be overwhelming, and I hope I can soak it all in. But when it comes time for me to get on my horse and swing my leg over, I promise we’ll be ready. When do you come home? A couple of days after the competition is over. We’ll fly to the West Coast and haul Wizard back to Idaho. It will be the first time that Wizard will be back home since November 2011. We’ll be ready for some rest and those beautiful Idaho mountains.




ere’s how these stories almost always go: So-and-So, 19, recently graduated from Such-and-Such High School with reasonably good grades and high aspirations. But So-and-So’s family has fallen on hard times and he/she is deciding to work for a few years to save money for college. Trouble is, despite his/ her good grades, he/she hasn’t been able to find steady work and is striking out in the job market. It’s the same for So-and-So, 24, who just graduated from Such-and-Such University but who has had to move home with mom and dad and work retail. What follows is an extended amount of personal hand-wringing, culminating in a hopeful finale that, with hard work, things will get better. That narrative might make for tidy newspaper copy, but it masks a painful reality: The kids aren’t all right. Far from it.

THE SCREWED They go by a lot of names: in Japan, they’re called “freeters,” a mash-up of the word “freelance” and the German word for worker, “arbeiter.” The Spanish call them “mileuristas,” or “those who earn less than a thousand euros” a month; in England they’re the “NEETs,” those “not in employment, education or training”; they’re the “hittistes” in Tunisia, “those who lean against the wall”; and in Egypt, they get more to the point, calling them the “shabab atileen,” or “unemployed youths.” Writing for the Daily Beast, Joel Kotkin, Chapman University urban futures scholar, throws a big net around the demographic, simply terming it “The Screwed Generation.” And while Kotkin’s phrase may sound flip, the Screwed feel it and aren’t afraid to act on their frustrations. As Kotkin notes, the home countries of the


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most likely to have families and mortgages— mileuristas, the NEETs, the hittistes and the it’s contributing to a long-term skills deficit shabab atileen read like a where’s-where of among younger workers that could spell social unrest. But things aren’t much better trouble for Idaho’s future economic recovery. in the United States, where youth unemploy“I don’t know if it’s a lesser of two evils ment rates are similar to those in countries or not,” Phillips said. “When an adult is like France, England and Italy and the working, they’re focussituation in Idaho is among the worst in the ing on putting food on nation. their table, but in the long According to data released by the Bureau term, we’re taking away of Labor Statistics in February, Idaho had that opportunity for the the sixth-highest teen unemployment rate in next working genera2011: Among those 16-19 years of age 29.9 tion to really learn those percent were out of work, a figure surpassed only by Washington state, with 30.4 percent; employment skills.” Nevada, 31.9 percent; North Carolina, 32 percent; Missouri, 32.7 percent; and CaliforSOFT SKILL SHORTAGE nia, with 35.2 percent. Burnett said she works Though the Idaho Department of Labor mostly with adults at the doesn’t track unemployment by any demoNIC Qualified Worker graphic measure, officials with the departRetraining Program, but NUMBER ment said they would trust the BLS figures. when she was a youth em“I’m guessing that would be more-or-less ployment specialist in Washington, the skills accurate,” said Ben Phillips, a grants mandeficit was already showing itself among agement officer for the Idaho Youth Corps, teens. which works directly with youth to find them “What we would see is the kids either employment. “It’s really hard for them. It’s a coming out of high school or dropping out of new game, for lack of a better term.” high school and just not having the foundaFor those who work with teens in the tion to find even a first job,” she said. “We’d labor market, a high unemployment rate is have placements of kids in the aerospace nothing new, though the most-current numindustry, and they’d come back saying they bers are strikingly high. According to best es- couldn’t stand up all day. It’s the whole new timates, more than 50 percent of Idaho teens generation of not wanting to do hard, physiwere employed at least part-time as recently cal work. Everybody wants to be an athlete as the late-1990s. But with the economic or design video games. ‘Well, do you know dislocation of the past decade, teens aren’t anything about math?’ ‘No, I just want to just competing against each other for those design video games.’ so-called “starter” jobs in hospitality and “Some kids didn’t even know how to read retail—their resumes are going head-to-head a tape measure,” she added. “That’s pretty with those of older and more-experienced much where we’re at now.” workers who are trying to get by in the wake Jan Roeser is a regional economist with of layoffs or shortened hours. the Department of Labor in South-Central “It causes a domino effect,” said Kim Idaho. She agreed that with older workers Burnett, coordinator of the Qualified Worker snapping up most of the jobs typically taken Retraining Program at North Idaho College by inexperienced workers, certain industries in Coeur d’Alene and a seven-year veteran of are starting to see major skill gaps that will helping youth find work in Spokane, Wash. only get worse as time goes by. “The jobs teens were taking are now being “There have been such a huge number of taken by 30-year-olds, 40-year-olds. When companies who have held off hiring. All of you go to a sudden, a fast-food everybody’s “ THE JOBS TEENS WERE TAKING ARE NOW BEING TAKEN going to restaurant, you’re more need someB Y 30-YEAR- OLDS, 40-YEAR- OLDS. WHEN YOU GO TO A likely to see body all at FA ST- FOOD RESTA UR ANT, YOU’RE MORE LIKELY TO SEE an adult once, and AN ADULT BEHIND THE COUNTER .” —KIM BURNETT behind the then we’re counter. The going to youth end up at the bottom of the domino, have these big labor gaps,” she said. “Emand that sort of leaves them out.” ployers are already coming to us saying, ‘I The aging of low-wage employment afcan’t find anybody to hire for this job.’ A big fects more than teens, though, expanding to gap here in south-central Idaho is specialty include college-age youth and recent college science positions at food processors, but cergraduates alike. tain jobs like those are less popular for kids According to the BLS, 15.3 percent of Ida- even though they’re more needed.” hoans 20-24 years of age were out of work in It’s the same story in southeastern Idaho. 2011, along with 9.6 percent of those 25-34 “It’s always a tight job market around years of age. Combine those unemployment here for a lot of youth because we have Idaho figures with the 29.9 percent of Idahoans State University here in Pocatello,” said not working in the 16-19 age group, and Dan Cravens, Department of Labor regional that’s roughly 38,000 eligible workers age economist. “Having a major university 16-34 who aren’t working. Meanwhile, 18.1 creates a large labor pool of young folks typipercent of Idaho workers in the much wider cally looking for part-time work, and when range between 35 and 64 years of age are out we talk about high-school students, they’re of work, amounting to about 28,000 jobless competing with college students for those workers. part-time jobs. That’s normal, but right now, What that adds up to is the fact that older what we’re seeing with the job market is a workers are doing much better in Idaho than glut of qualified people—a lot of folks who their younger counterparts, and while that ordinarily wouldn’t take part-time jobs are may be good news for that age cohort—those taking them as a matter of necessity.

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“It makes it tough on them because experience is so important,” Cravens added. “We never want to underestimate the importance of those soft job skills: how to show up on time, how to work with others. Any employer, whether you’re applying for a fast-





OF IDAHOANS UNEMPLOYED IN 2011 food restaurant or a nuclear physics lab, is first going to look for whether you’re a hard worker, you’re diligent, you work well with others.” There are a number of programs available to young people who need those soft skills but can’t find them with a traditional employer. The Idaho Youth Corps, which offers training and mentoring opportunities through the Workforce Investment Act, targets low-income youth and those with employment barriers ranging from lack of a high-school diploma to teen pregnancy or those who are teen parents. Phillips said services include helping youth complete their education and placing them with some kind of work experience—even if it’s an unpaid volunteer position. “We tend to focus on public-sector employers: animal shelters, libraries, the Forest Service. It’s really all about trying to get that young person their first work experience so they can develop those soft skills,” he said, adding that about 300 kids are currently working as part of the program. Other services are offered at the Department of Labor’s offices around the state including help with job searches, resume writing and interview skills, but making an impact is challenging. “Typically, because the younger set in our population is so technically savvy, they don’t always grace us with their presence in our brick-and-mortar establishments,” said Roeser. “Our biggest exposure to teenagers is typically when we go out and do presentations in the high schools.” Placing kids in public-sector jobs can also be difficult, Phillips added. “Sometimes when we used to put kids in work experiences in a municipality, the employer would come back and say, ‘We’ve just laid off 10 people because of budget cuts, how’s it going to look if we hire your subsidized work force?’” he said. “It’s a hard time to be in.”

KIDS THESE DAYS For some, like Roeser and Burnett, who have school-age kids struggling to find jobs, one of the biggest problems with getting kids to work is cultural, and it starts at home. “There is a lower work participation rate within the young civilian labor group than there ever has been, and I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that they really concentrate a lot more on school and activities than WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

they ever have in the past,” said Roeser, who has one daughter in high school and one who just graduated. “As parents, we have pampered them more than ever before,” she said. “You have to be able to balance a few plates in the air, but because so many kids can’t, retail stores have really started saying we won’t hire you if you’re under 18, and that’s kind of turned into a barrier for my daughter, who just graduated at 17. I think schoolwork and a job would be the preference.” Burnett said another challenge is simply getting youths to put in the time and effort to look for a job. “When the job market’s good, they can walk in and get a job. It’s easy. When things are harder, they have to do some work, and youth have this thing where, ‘That’s not what I want to do, so it’s better just not to have a job,’” she said. “I think kids are really resourceful—they don’t feel the need to work necessarily. They can couch surf and hang out with friends and get by. “Youths are a lot of time not as motivated, and it is really tough out there,” Burnett added. “My daughter—who’s 24, graduated from high school and has a couple semesters of college— has nothing against her and she’s having a hard time getting a job. She finally asked the employers what’s wrong, and they said, ‘I’m getting 300 resumes and they all blur together.’ It is really tough.” Roeser said, “It’s a mind-set issue, and part of it comes from their parents. If their parents have been ‘blue-collar,’ and I don’t know if we like to use that word anymore, they want to see their kids go to college. They don’t want them to follow them in the blue-collar industries, but maybe those are the industries where we need workers. ... Maybe we’re sending them the wrong message. Maybe we need to develop a stronger work ethic in our kids.”

something, anything,” Grantham said. What followed was the usual mad scramble. “I started applying with every firm, every ad in the paper, Craigslist, Monster, Spokane Help Wanted, the Department of Labor— you name it, I was on it,” she said. “I applied for any job as I was terrified that I would be left on unemployment, which you can’t collect if you are on ‘maternity leave,’ and not able to pay for my student loans, house and a new baby.” During that time, Grantham landed 15 interviews but was turned away either because she was over- or under-qualified. “At almost every interview, I was informed they had received a record number of applicants,” she said. “I felt compelled to tell them I was expecting, though by law, they couldn’t ask and I didn’t have to say anything.” Grantham’s search lasted nearly five months, including a period of soul searching in which she weighed whether to take a position outside her field or hold out for something she knew she’d excel at. Lucky for her, a staff accountant position opened up at North Idaho College and she was ultimately chosen for the job over 197 other applicants—a success made possible by her soft skills. “In talking to my supervisors about it now, three years later, it all came down to fit,” she said. “There were other applicants that had more experience and were more desirable on paper, but blew it when they came into the office for the interview. They ignored the staff members they felt would be ‘beneath’ their position or just couldn’t manage the interview questions. “I don’t think that I did all that well in the interview either, but I guess I can’t say enough about going in and being yourself in the interview and being respectful and friendly with everyone you come in contact with,” she said. While Grantham’s gumption helped her navigate a potentially disastrous employment situation, there are solid figures to back up the feeling that the deck really is stacked against younger workers. As the Baby Boomer generation has aged, it has adapted the marketplace—and the policies that govern it—to its needs. That fact was starkly revealed in a Pew Research Center study released last November: median net worth (all assets minus all debts) of households headed by an adult 65 or older rose 42 percent from 1984 to 2009. During the same 25-year period, the median net worth of households headed by an adult

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While it might be tempting to cast aspersions on “kids these days,” there are plenty of examples of Gen-Y and Millennial stick-to-itiveness. Take Sandpoint native Jessica Grantham. As a 2008 graduate of Eastern Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance and a minor in economics, she was a year out of school and already facing the reality of being laid off from a staff accountant position. To make matters worse, she and her husband were expecting their first child. “Needless to say, I was desperate to find WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

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traffic counting and nude modeling, folyounger than 35 fell 68 percent. lowed by a second bachelor’s degree, this “As a result of these divergent trends, time from Boise State in economics. in 2009, the typical household headed by One unpaid internship later (with a local the older adult had $170,494 in net worth, commercial real estate brokerage), Benjamin compared with just $3,662 for the typical graduated in 2009 but didn’t land a job until household headed by the younger adult,” March 2010 as a collector at CitiBank. the study reported. “People generally ac“So at that point, I have two degrees— cumulate wealth as they age, so it is not one in a ‘hard’ discipline—and [I’m] making unusual to find large, age-based gaps on $22,000 a year, driving my parents’ and my this measure. However, the current gap is girlfriend’s car because I can’t afford a reliunprecedented.” able one,” he said. Referring to this vast transfer of wealth Realizing that his situation wasn’t tenfrom the young to the old as the result of able, Benjamin opted to skip the state altoAmerica’s burgeoning “gerontocracy,” jourgether, enrolling in a full-time MBA program nalist Stephen Marche marshaled a slew of in Chicago, which he just finished (though grim facts and figures for an Esquire magahe’s now back on the job hunt). zine piece titled “The War Against Youth,” “Employment is somewhat easier out published in March. of state,” he said, adding that fellow C Drawing on data culled from Pew, the Urban Institute, the Project on Student Debt, of I classmates have had similar experiences—notably, one friend who graduthe Brookings Institution and various other ated cum laude urban studies in mathematics and national edbut found himself ucation sources, scraping by on Marche noted $13 an hour. that shrinking That ‘Yote ended earnings and a up pulling up drought of jobs stakes for Indiana have driven one and a master’s in in four young actuarial science. Americans back “The low wages to their parents’ are what make it homes, while rough,” he said. one in three Besides have postponed economic pain, marrying and members of the one in five have Screwed Generadelayed starting tion are also sufa family. fering emotional At the same trauma: With time as average employment student loan opportunities RISING DEBT LEVELS debt has risen drying up, debt to more than increasing and $25,000 and wages falling, public debt young Americans per American are increasingly has risen to questioning their $33,777, the futures. federal governAccording to a ment now workforce trends spends $2.40 report issued in on the elderly June by the Rutfor every $1 gers University it spends on a Heldrich Center child. $2.40 on elderly $1.00 on children for Workforce Just as govDevelopment, ernment policy DOLL ARS SPENT B Y GOVERNMENT 39 percent of has inexorably those surveyed disinvested in said they are no longer taking college classes youth over the past few decades, the wage full-time because they can’t afford the cost. structure for entry-level jobs has taken a Meanwhile, 34 percent of respondents renosedive. According to the Economic Policy ported that they were not planning to attend Institute, entry-level pay for every group, recollege at all because of finances. gardless of education, fell dramatically from Eschewing college in favor of work was 2000 to 2011, with wages for high schoolthe most typically reported circumstance: 30 educated workers falling between 9 percent percent said they were no longer taking fulland 9.2 percent during the period. time courses because of the need to work The problem is so severe that Idaho is while 37 percent said they would not attend losing highly skilled, well-educated young college at all because of employment. people to other markets. Case in point: An overriding pessimism among youth Arthur Benjamin, a native of Iron Mounhas been the result of the current economic tain, Mich., who graduated with a psycholclimate. According to the study, 61 percent ogy degree from the College of Idaho in of high-school students said they felt less 2007 and went on to work as a corporate prepared to work than the generation that recruiter in Hailey—that is, until he was came before them. Only 17 percent said laid off in August 2008. From there, it was they felt better prepared for the work place. a series of part-time jobs, including auto


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“With adults, a lot of times when you’re going in to get a job, you have proof of how well you’ve done in the past; with youth it’s, ‘All I’ve got is me.’ Employers at this point don’t want to take a chance—they don’t have to take a chance,” said Burnett. “For employers, they’re just doing what comes natural. ... I think it will correct itself, though. I think it just cycles and things change. “I do think there’s going to be some pent-up employment that needs to be filled, and then we’re going to see unemployment just ratchet down a few degrees,” Roeser said. “Whether that happens in 2012, 2013, 2014, I’m not sure. It’s not all that dour, but it does seem that way.” “It’s just a different scenario to be in,” added Phillips. “We live in a time when education is still very important, but it doesn’t carry the same assurances that it used to. It’s hard to blame them for an environment they live in. It’s just their reality.”

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Discover why the 1920s were roaring at the Idaho Historical Museum’s Prohibition Underground.

FRIDAY JULY 27 speakeasy You’ve got to know when to roll ’em, know when to bail ’em, know when to dig in, know when to eddy out at the Boise Whitewater Fest.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY JULY 27-29 h2o BOISE WHITEWATER FEST With the Payette River in Boise’s back yard, and the recent opening of the brand new whitewater park, the Treasure Valley is fast approaching Mecca status for paddlers. And what better way to celebrate than with three days of class V fun at Boise’s second-annual Whitewater Festival? From Friday, July 27, to Sunday, July 29, paddlers and spectators alike can bounce from Boise to Banks and back again for a nonstop celebration of all things whitewater. The Boise Whitewater Festival kicks off Friday night at the Riverside Hotel’s Sandbar Patio Bar and Grill with a best trick video contest. Audience members vote on one-minute video submissions of tricks per formed at the Boise River Recreation Park, which were submitted to The winner secures a $600 ski-and-stay package at Grand Targhee Ski Resort. On Saturday, the party moves to Banks for kayak, raft and stand-up paddleboard races on the Main and South forks of the Payette River. Competitors will face class III to class V rapids and some of the best whitewater in the world. On Sunday, paddlers hit the Boise River for a leisurely six-mile float from Barber Park to Ann Morrison Park. Food and beer vendors and event sponsors will greet competitors and spectators with an after-party featuring live music from Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats and Hokum Hi-Flyers. For event entr y details and a full schedule, head to the festival’s website. For the chance to win tickets to Sunday’s events or a pass for all three days, visit the Promo Page at Times, locations and costs vary. Visit for a full schedule and info.

FRIDAYSUNDAY JULY 27-29 baskin’ in Basque SAN INAZIO FESTIVAL There’s a reason Jaialdi only happens every five years in Boise. The epic Basque fest draws thousands from as far away as Spain for traditional dancing

and sports competitions, before soaking the streets of downtown in sticky-sweet spilled kalimotxos and spicy chorizo drippings. Luckily, the annual San Inazio Festival is kind of like Jaialdi lite. It boasts the same delicious pintxos and more than enough iced red wine and Coke to wash them down, along with ample performances by the Oinkari Basque Dancers. This year, San Inazio will

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take place from Friday, July 27 through Sunday, July 29, on the Basque Block, and various locations around Boise. The fest will launch with a Friends and Family night and pintxo potluck at the Basque Center before a performance by the Basque youth camp Udaleku on the Basque Block. On Saturday, July 28 at 11 a.m., the Basque Block will fire up for an afternoon of Basque music

PROHIBITION UNDERGROUND The Idaho State Historical Museum delves into the bygone days of temperance, when hooch was dubbed “demon liquor” with its exhibit Wicked Waters, which opened May 1. The museum will further expand its look into the history of booze when it presents Prohibition Underground and comes to life as a speakeasy, complete with flappers, rumrunners, live music and period cocktails fit for the Roaring ’20s. The event was rescheduled for Friday, July 27, from its original June 21 date because of facility issues, but attendees can rejoice in the reduced ticket prices that came with the postponement. Exhibit your inner flapper girl with a drop-waist, sequined dress or doff dandy pin-striped duds and emulate Al Capone; period attire is encouraged for this throwback event. Museum official Anne Schorzman said Garden City’s Costume Shop will offer a 20 percent discount to help Prohibition-goers pick the perfect threads. Extras from A Style N Time, wearing the duds of decades gone by, will circulate throughout the party, said Schorzman. And they may hold the key to obtaining access to the hushed-lip speakeasy in the museum’s basement. Museum officials hope to lubricate the minds of attendees as they peruse the Wicked Waters exhibit, drinking in the bygone days of temperance, when barrels of brew were cracked open by lawmen’s axes. Beer and wine sales will be available on the above-ground level at the museum, with period cocktails in the basement speakeasy. However, patrons will need to find the secret password to obtain entrance. Blackjack, roulette and craps bid saints and sinners alike to try their luck, martini in one gloved hand, cards in the other. For beer drinkers, historian Herman Ronnenberg will dish on Idaho’s history of illegally crafting homemade brews. Tickets include a free drink and light appetizers, and are available by calling the museum. 6:30-10 p.m., $15 per person, $25 per couple, $10 Idaho State Historical Society members. Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, 208-334-2120, ext. 0,

and dancing, featuring Boiseko Gazteak, Boise’s youngest Basque dancers; Txantxangorriak, a Basque music ensemble; and a performance by the Oinkari Basque Dancers. The revelers will then take it down a notch for mass at St. John’s Cathedral at 775 N. Eighth St., with liturgical dances by Onati Dantza Taldea. Back on the Basque Block beginning at 9 p.m., Amuma Says No will make sure butts are shaking and wine is flowing well into the early morning. Closing the weekend will

be a relaxing afternoon filled with picnics and all-ages games beginning at 11 a.m. in Municipal Park. Amuma Says No will perform again from 8:15-11 p.m. There will also be pala games going on throughout the weekend at the Fronton, located at 619 Grove St., which will also be televised inside the Basque Center for those who want a cold beverage to keep them company. Friday, July 27-Sunday, July 29, FREE. Basque Block and other locations, 208342-9983 basquecenter. com.

SUNDAY JULY 29 rec BIG MOUNTAIN ROUNDUP Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area may have had a pretty rough ski season, but it’s taking full advantage of summer with its first Big Mountain Roundup Sunday, July 29. The mountain will be jampacked with activities for all sorts of outdoor recreationWWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M



Take a ride on Thunder Mountain Line’s locomotive of mystery. Will the Trey McIntyre Project dancers feel your beat?




create MAKE A BALLET/LADIES AND GENTLE MEN PREVIEW Ever attended a dance performance and thought about what music you’d like to see the dancers move to? It is rare that a person gets to make the creative decision in an original production. In fact, for The Trey McIntyre Project, it’s never been done—until now. Saturday, July 28, as part of TMP’s world premiere preview of the company’s latest work, Ladies and Gentle Men at The Morrison Center, one lucky bidder will be invited to select the music, theme and title of an original McIntyre duet. “It is very rare, at any price point, for anyone to be able to suggest the music,” said John Michael Schert, executive director and dancer. “Trey always gets to decide for himself what he wants the music to be, so this will be a special moment.” Following the preview, the audience, consisting of friends of the company, community members, fellow artists, collaborators and the national board of directors, will be invited to the small fundraiser Make a Ballet, which will replace past gala fundraisers held to raise money for the preview. Bids will be taken and the winner will choose specifications for a duet, which McIntyre will create before the audience. Behind the scenes creation events such as this have only been offered to private donors or for educational events in the past. “It is really one of the most-prized things that people can witness,” said Schert. “So many people have only witnessed the product of dance, only seen the show that goes on stage, and they don’t really understand how the choreography process works.” Even if you don’t win the chance to see your creative genius played out, you can bid on a variety of other items during an auction. Light hors d’oeuvres and a no-host beer and wine bar will be available. Seating is limited, and reservations can be made on the TMP website. 7-9:30 p.m., FREE. Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, 208-426-1110,

ists throughout the day, with the Superior Lift taking hikers and mountain bikers to the top of the hill, a mountain bike marathon race, a running race, live music, food and raffle prizes. The day will start off at 9 a.m. with the Knobby Tire Mountain Marathon, which will have riders racing 37


miles around Bogus (two laps). Registration must be done in advance at and costs $40 for all age groups. Proceeds will go to help the Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association build trails at Bogus. At 9:15 a.m., it’s time for the runners. Racers can compete on two courses—

Paying tribute to the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise, River City Entertainment, in conjunction with Thunder Mountain Line, presents the who-done-it play on a train License to Murder, with a production Saturday, July 28. Don’t expect to sit back and wait for the murderer to be revealed—be ready to interact with the characters during the train ride, which lasts approximately three hours and winds along the picturesque Payette River. Dinner will be served on the train and a full menu is available on the Thunder Mountain Line website. The plot of License to Murder swirls around the mystery of Otto Caprelli, a famous Italian film director and beloved character from River City’s 2009 production of King Kong. In License to Murder, Caprelli is the director of a big-budget James Bomb 0077 film, but when the actor playing the film’s criminal mastermind is killed by an actual criminal mastermind, Bomb is placed in a classic James Bond scenario. Audiences should expect gadgets and glamour typically associated with Bond, including the trademark gorgeous Bond girl—or, in this case a Bomb girl—and a replica of Bond’s famous Walther PPK pistol. Advanced registration is required. Another installment of License to Murder will take place Saturday, Sept. 29. 5 p.m., $75-$85 adults, $70-$80 seniors, $60 children ages 3-12, $10 infants. Horseshoe Bend Depot, 120 Mill Road, Horseshoe Bend, 208-331-1184,

an 11-mile long course or a 5.25-mile short course. Both races start with a ride up the Superior lift and end at the Pioneer Lodge along single-track trails. Cost to race is $45, and registration must be done in advance at The public can start buying lift tickets at 9:30 a.m., and the lift will run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A $25 ticket will get you unlimited rides, although helmets and a waiver are required for mountain bikers. Hikers are welcome to ride as well, but no one will be allowed to ride the lift back down. The center of the action

Ice cream suffers from a packaging problem. It comes crammed in boring containers, perched atop brittle cones or affixed to sticks. To make ice cream eating just a bit sweeter, Jen Rossetti began building homemade sandwiches. “This is something I’ve always wanted to do,” she said. Rossetti daubed a creamy scoop of ice cream onto a chewy cookie, then placed another cookie on the other end. It took a while to nail the perfect cookie recipe—too brittle and it would break apart, too moist and it would droop. The result is no ho-hum, paper-wrapped ice cream sandwich. Gourmet varieties include lemon blueberry ice cream between meringue cookies or guava cheesecake ice cream with gingersnap cookies. Rossetti offers five standby recipes, but can pair dozens of rotating ice cream varieties—like toasted coconut, basil with honeyed nuts or Idaho cherries with goat cheese—with cookie choices like chocolate chip, oatmeal, double fudge brownie, peanut butter or sugar. “But I could probably make just about any request,” she said. In May, Rossetti and her business partner, Duree Westover, launched the Yak Shack, which slings chips, sodas, weekend barbecued fare and Sugar Sugar Ice Cream Sammies from its location near the Boise River Recreation Park and Idaho River Sports. The shack will be open through Labor Day. However, the Sugar Sugar website allows for orders of ice cream sammies any time, available in dozen or half-dozen packs. —Andrew Crisp

will be the Pioneer Lodge, where both races will end, lift tickets can be purchased and live music by Roughed Up Suspects will begin at noon. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from Pie Hole, Maui Wowi and Kanak Attack throughout the afternoon. Festivities will start winding up at 4:30 p.m., when raffle winners will be announced before everyone makes the twisting drive back down the mountain. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., $25 lift tickets, race costs vary. Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, Bogus Basin Road,

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WEDNESDAY JULY 25 Festivals & Events SPLASH BASH POOL PARTY— Enjoy live music by Jimmy Bivens, special appetizers and food, grab a drink from the poolside bar and find relief from the summer heat. 7 p.m. FREE. Owyhee Plaza Hotel, 1109 Main St., Boise, 208-343-4611,

On Stage CINDERELLA—Broadway’s magical musical comedy about a working girl who can’t catch a break comes to life in this enchanting version of the beloved fairy tale. 8 p.m. $10-$18. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523, DAS BARBECU—This Texasthemed musical blends Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle operas with the state’s twang, big hair and big hats. 7 p.m. $10-$30. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122, companyoffools. org. THE IMAGINARY INVALID—Live music and 1960s French pop culture abound in this Moliere tale about a wealthy hypochondriac. Originally produced by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-3369221, THEATRE ON THE GREEN: HAMLET—Hillcrest Retirement Center presents Theatre on the Green with Encore Theatre Company performing Hamlet. Take your blankets, chairs and enjoy theater outside on the lawn. Refreshments, wine and snacks will be provided. 6:30 p.m. $5. Hillcrest Retirement and Assisted Living, 1093 S. Hilton St., Boise, 208-345-4460,

Screen MOVIES IN THE GARDEN: INDIANA JONES AND THE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK— Pack a picnic, bring a blanket and enjoy movies on the giant outdoor big screen. Food and beverage vendors will provide snacks and summer treats. Movies begin at dusk. 7 p.m. $5, $3 IBG members. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649,

Workshops & Classes BOOK MENDING 101—Learn how to repair your books. 1 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208472-2941,

Attendees mixed and mingled at RAW Mixology.

BOISEANS, BELLIES, BEERS AND BEATS Whether Boiseans were seeking solace in the streets from overworked AC units or hurling their bare bellies into a kiddie pool in the pursuit of cold beer, last week offered a variety of ways to cool off in the name of culture. On July 19, Hyde Park Books hosted a party for the debut of The Boisean, a new literary magazine. “Hyde Park Books was so packed with people Thursday night that its AC unit was unable to keep up, leaving some to seek refuge from the heat outside, of all places,” wrote Boise Weekly’s Josh Gross. “The crowd had come to hear readings from six local writers, all of whom are featured in the debut issue of The Boisean, a new literar y magazine launched by local collective Barn Owl Records and helmed by bartender Joshua Hale.” Hale explained that the magazine will be published as an online quarterly and feature approximately six authors or poets per issue. Also on July 19, the Powerhouse Event Center hosted RAW Mixology. According to BW intern Christina Marfice, the event featured 15 local artists displaying their work in mediums ranging from canvas to music to film to fashion. Live performances from Whale! and Ryan Bayne were followed by a short film by Troy Custer and a fashion show by Tod Alan. “Models clad in Alan’s unique designs and black masks gathered onstage, where he teased and cut their hair before sending them down the catwalk. For his final piece, Allen spraypainted black streaks on a white wedding dress,” Marfice said. While the well-heeled searched for the bottoms of their drinks at RAW, a rowdier set got wet at The Lift, where Crooked Fence Brewing hosted a Belly Flop Contest. According to Gross, “the brewery gave away a $75 bar tab at The Lift for whoever could execute the wickedest belly flop out of the back of an ambulance.” Visit for a water-splattered video of all the painful, red-bellied action. And over at Reef on July 19, indie/electro fans suffered though a laptop snorefest from Vancouver, British Columbia’s Teen Daze, before bands White Arrows and Beat Connection eventually brought the dance party. “Thank you for dancing,” Beat Connection told the audience before its final song, just before midnight. “I think you may have danced more than anywhere else on this tour.” And speaking of dancing, country legend Emmylou Harris inspired an all-ages crowd to tap its toes, line dance and hula hoop at Eagle River Pavilion July 21. According to freelancer Harrison Berry, “800-900 of her fans braved oppressive sunshine and 95-degree temperatures to enjoy a selection of greatest hits, songs off Harris’ 2011 album, Hard Bargain, and covers, including ‘Songbird,’ ‘Evangeline’ and ‘The Road.’” —Tara Morgan

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8 DAYS OUT Calls to Artists

Talks & Lectures

BOISE CITY DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND HISTORY GRANT PROGRAM—The Boise City Department of Arts and History announces the opening of its annual grant program. It will accept applications for projects taking place during the 2013 calendar year, as well as from October-December 2012. The City of Boise will celebrate its sesquicentennial anniversary throughout 2013. The grant program for 2013 supports this endeavor by offering funding opportunities to individuals and organizations for arts and history-related projects that directly correlate with Boise 150 themes: enterprise, environment and community (see for more information). Applicants can apply for grant amounts between $1,000 and $5,000 in $1,000 increments. Applications will be accepted through Friday, Aug. 3. Award announcements will be made in September. Visit for more info. Boise City Department of Arts and History, 150 N. Capitol Blvd., first floor east wing, Boise, 208-433-5670,

IDAHO HUMANITIES COUNCIL LECTURE SERIES—Jan Boles, photographer and College of Idaho archivist, will present An Encompassing View: Photographs of Willa Cather’s Southwest Landscape. His presentation also will include a demonstration of the large-format cameras used by this generation of landscape photographers. 7 p.m. FREE. Langroise Recital Hall, 2112 Cleveland Blvd., College of Idaho campus, Caldwell, 208-459-5011.

FRIDAY JULY 27 Festivals & Events BELLYDANCING FUSION FEST—Enjoy workshops, showcases and vending. Learn from instructors, compete, perform, shop and enjoy the world of Fusion Bellydance. Visit fusionfest for more info. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $5-$40. El Korah Shrine Center, 1118 W. Idaho St., Boise,

BOISE COHOUSING PICNIC AND BARBECUE—Hot coals, grill, plates, utensils and napkins will be provided. Take a dish to share and your favorite lawn game. Displays and information about Boise Cohousing projects will be available. Meet the people involved. 6-8:30 p.m. FREE. Quarry View Park, 2150 E. Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. BOISE FASHION WEEK—See Thursday. This show will feature Desiree Warrell, Galina SpikesByG and Circle the Wagon. Visit for tickets and more info. 9 p.m. $15, $30 weekend pass, $75 VIP. Powerhouse Event Center, 621 S. 17th St., Boise, 208-433-0197, powerhouseevent. com.

Animals & Pets BIRDS ON THE WING—All ages can learn about mist nets, bird banding, resident and migratory birds of prey and more. Visit or call 208-493-2530 for more info. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise, 208-514-3755,

THURSDAY JULY 26 Festivals & Events BOISE FASHION WEEK—Enjoy runway shows, red carpets, entertainment and get a glimpse of all things fashion in Boise. This show will feature Levi John Custom Fashion, 52 Clothing, Bourgeois Chic and RAG Boutiqe. Visit for tickets and more info. 9 p.m. $15, $30 weekend pass, $75 VIP. Powerhouse Event Center, 621 S. 17th St., Boise, 208-433-0197, powerhouseboise. com.

On Stage COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: SUSAN RICE—8 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208906-0658, CRISPIN HELLION GLOVER’S BIG SLIDE SHOW PART I AND II—Idaho Live, Evil Wine and Radio Boise present actor, filmmaker and author Crispin Hellion Glover performing a one-hour dramatic narration of eight different illustrated books. The images from the books are projected behind Glover during his performance. The live performance is staged directly before his film It is Fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE. See Arts, Page 28. 8 p.m. $20. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, DAS BARBECU—See Wednesday. 7 p.m. $10-30. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-5789122, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT—Starlight Mountain Theatre presents its rendition of this classic tale. Dinners are available Thursdays-Saturdays for $14 per person. 8 p.m. $10-$18. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523, LIQUID LAUGHS: MIKE FAVERMANN—Also featuring Matt Bamel. Purchase tickets at liquidlaughs. com, by calling 208-941-2459 or at Liquid or Solid. 8 p.m. $8. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, THE MOUSETRAP—Twists and turns abound in this Agatha Christie mystery. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221, ROALD DAHL’S WILLY WONKA JUNIOR—Forty local children will share the spotlight in this summer youth musical directed by Autumn Kersey. 7:30 p.m. $5-$12.50. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104,


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8 DAYS OUT NEON OASIS—Transcession Studios presents this threeday camping, music and art festival featuring international musicians, regional artists, workshops and classes for the 18-and-older set. More info is available at neaonoasisidaho. com or See Noise, Page 24. Oasis Event Center, West Kodiak Drive, between Boise and Mountain Home, 208-514-1474, PROHIBITION UNDERGROUND—Take a trip back to the roaring 1920s. Dress in period attire, try your hand at blackjack, roulette and craps, listen to live music by Swingin’ With Ellie Shaw and talk your way into the basement Speakeasy. Prizes are available throughout the evening. Free drink and light appetizers provided with admission. Advance reservations required, call 208-334-2120, ext. 0. See Picks, Page 16. 6:30-10 p.m. $10-$25. Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-334-2120, SAN INAZIO FESTIVAL—This annual event held in honor of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the patron saint of the Basques, includes plenty of music, food, dance performances and more. Events will be held at Municipal Park, the Basque Block and various other locations. See Picks, Page 16. Visit for more info.

On Stage COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: SUSAN RICE—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-9060658, CRISPIN HELLION GLOVER’S BIG SLIDE SHOW PART I AND II—See Thursday. Screening What Is It? 8 p.m. $20. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, egyptiantheatre. net. DAS BARBECU—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $10-$30. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122, companyoffools. org. LEGALLY BLONDE—The hilarious MGM film is now a smash hit musical. When sorority queen Elle Woods gets dumped by her boyfriend, she is determined to get him back. So she grabs her Chihuahua, puts down her credit cards, hits the books and sets out to go where no other Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. 8 p.m. $12-$24. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208462-5523, LIQUID LAUGHS: MIKE FAVERMANN—See Thursday. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379, THE MOUSETRAP—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, box office 208-336-9221, WESTERN ACTION ADVENTURE SHOW AND DINNER—Enjoy an original Western farce by Bob LaVelle. Begin the night with a

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covered-wagon ride through the ranch. Enjoy a barbecue buffet dinner with reserved dinnerand-show seating. Tickets can also be purchased for the show only. Call the office at 208-8877880 for more information and reservations. 6 p.m. $15-$45. Coolwater Creek Event Center, 7355 S. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-887-7880, ROALD DAHL’S WILLY WONKA JUNIOR—See Thursday. 7:30 p.m. $5-$12.50. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104,

Sports & Fitness BOISE WHITEWATER FESTIVAL—This celebration of all things whitewater includes the Best Trick from the Boise Whitewater Park Video Contest, races down the South and Main forks of the Payette River, stand-up paddleboard cross competition and a music festival in Ann Morrison Park. Win tickets at boiseweekly. com. See Picks, Page 16. Various times and locations,

NOISE/CD REVIEW BEST COAST, THE ONLY PLACE The Only Place, the second studio album from Los Angeles duo Best Coast, comes across as a somewhat uncertain proclamation of love. Love for California, summer, friends, family, lovers and love lost. Thanks mostly to Bethany Cosentino’s crooning melodies and breathy harmonies, Best Coast continues to capture a dreamy, sun-drenched surf-pop sound. Like the band’s debut album, Crazy For You, The Only Place is filled with self-aware lyrics that are at once real, broken and charmingly innocent. “My mom was right / I don’t want to die / I want to live my life.” Title track “The Only Place” is a shiny, feel-good summertime jam—ideal for use as the intro on your annual summer mix tape. “Why would you live anywhere else? / We’ve got the ocean, got the babes / Got the sun, we’ve got the waves,” Cosentino sings. If that doesn’t make you want to go forth valiantly without sunscreen, nothing will. And if summer love is on your horizon, “Up All Night” is sure to accompany the break-up that will ensue when reality hits and you’ve failed to make the appropriate sacrifices to the gods of love and semi-casual summer relationships. “Where I live / And where you live / Are not the same / We’re not to blame / Just too crazy / And far too bored / And way too lazy to make it work.” Not to mention, the album’s final bonus track, “Angsty,” fits its name perfectly—hitting with a harder sound, heavier guitar and more reverb: “It’s overwhelming how much I hate everything / But you.” A few tracks in, though, the curse of Best Coast strikes: Everything starts to sound more or less the same. Though the theme might vary from song to song, the content feels repetitive. There are a few bright moments, yes, with sexy lines scattered here and there like hidden treasures. But on the whole, The Only Place can easily turn into background music. Though it’s best to purchase full albums whenever possible, if you’re not Best Coast’s No. 1 fan, take this opportunity to be selective. Buy a few songs (particularly those mentioned above) and play them on repeat. The experience will be fairly similar to listening to the whole record. —Catie Young WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

8 DAYS OUT SATURDAY JULY 28 Festivals & Events B.B. BRIDAL GRAND OPENING WEDDING SHOW—B.B. Bridal is a new bridal shop that focuses on bringing new styles and fashions to Boise at a reasonable price. The shop is hosting a grand opening mini wedding show, with other local wedding vendors also showcasing their products/services, as well as a raffle, treats and a wedding gown sale. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. B.B. Bridal, 8637 W. Franklin Road, Boise, 208-322-3945, BELLYDANCING FUSION FEST—See Saturday. 9 a.m.-11 p.m. $5-$40. El Korah Shrine Center, 1118 W. Idaho St., Boise, BOISE FASHION WEEK—See Thursday. This show will feature Pattie Wells, Borgeois Chic and Tod Alan. Visit for tickets and more info. 9 p.m. $15, $30 weekend pass, $75 VIP. Powerhouse Event Center, 621 S. 17th St., Boise, 208-433-0197,

COMMUNITY BLOCK PARTY— Child-abuse awareness event with FREE food, entertainment, snow cones, cotton candy, bounce houses, rock wall and many prizes. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Grace Bible Church, 1415 W. Lone Star Rd., Nampa, 208466-1751. GODDESSFEST 2012—Experience new art, alternative healing, psychic readings, drums, metaphysical books and supplies, gifts, stones, clothing and jewelry. There will be continuous entertainment throughout the event. See for registration information. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. FREE. Gene Harris Bandshell, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., in Julia Davis Park, Boise, HEALTH AND WELLNESS EXPO—Check out the largest Health and Wellness Expo to come to Caldwell. More than 30 vendors will be offering health and nutritional information, the latest designs in fitness apparel and accessories and some tasty treats. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. Canyon County Fairgrounds, 22nd Ave. S., Caldwell, 208-4558500, NEON OASIS—See Friday. Oasis Event Center, West Kodiak Drive, between Boise and Mountain Home, 208-514-1474, SAN INAZIO FESTIVAL—See Friday. Visit for more info.



Sports & Fitness BOISE WHITEWATER FESTIVAL—See Friday. Various times and locations, LES BOIS OFF-ROAD TRIATHLON—The newest triathlon in Boise consists of a fresh-water swim at the Lucky Peak Reservoir Turner’s Gulch boat ramp, a scenic mountain bike ride with spectacular views of the Boise Foothills and a trail run. For more info, email lesboistri@gmail. com. 8 a.m. Cost varies based on event. Lucky Peak Reservoir, 9725 E. Hwy. 21, Boise.

On Stage CINDERELLA—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $12-$24. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523, COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: SUSAN RICE—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-9060658, DAS BARBECU—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $10-$30. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122, companyoffools. org. THE IMAGINARY INVALID—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221, LIQUID LAUGHS: MIKE FAVERMANN—See Thursday. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379, TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT—The Trey McIntyre Project will give a world premiere preview of Ladies and Gentle Men before it premieres at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Also, the highest bidder will get to pick the theme, music and title of a duet that McIntyre will create as the audience watches. Meet TMP’s national board of directors and bid on other items, participate in a paddle raise and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and a no-host beer and wine bar. See Picks, Page 17. 7-9:30 p.m. FREE. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4261609, ROALD DAHL’S WILLY WONKA JUNIOR—See Thursday. 2 p.m. $5-$12.50. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-3425104,

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PAPER MAKING WORKSHOP— Artist Tom Bennick will focus on creating handmade paper from a variety of fiber and inclusions from different vegetation, including flowers, leaves and bark. Participants should come prepared to get wet and messy. 9 a.m. $35, $30 IBG members. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649,

Sun Valley On Ice runs Saturday nights through September 1 promising a dazzling new spin on our traditional outdoor ice show under the stars. For show tickets or buffet and show tickets go to or call 208.622.2135.

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8 DAYS OUT LAW SCHOOL: THE BIG PICTURE—Explore the big picture of law school and the Concordia vision in a special one-day preview. This real-world learning experience sheds light on the ins and outs of a legal education and life beyond. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Concordia University School of Law, 501 W. Front St., Boise, 208-955-1001, TOURING CLINIC—Learn how to ensure your motorcycle is equipped with everything you need for the ultimate road trip. Limited space available. Contact Todd at godfrey@highdeserthd. com or 208-338-5599 to reserve your seat. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. High Desert Harley-Davidson, 2310 Cinema Drive, Meridian, 208-338-5599, highdeserthd. com.

Kids & Teens RUN WILD AT ZOO BOISE— Kids ages 2-12 can race through the zoo on one-quarter-mile or one-mile courses. Registration includes a T-shirt, afterparty and breakfast, as well as participant admission to the zoo. Register at the website, email Ruth Ann Hultman at rhultman@cityofboise. org, or call 208-384-4125, ext. 209. 9 a.m. $20. Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-384-4125,

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GODDESSFEST 2012—See Saturday. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Gene Harris Bandshell, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., in Julia Davis Park, Boise,

On Stage CINDERELLA—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $10-$18. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523,

NEON OASIS—See Friday. Oasis Event Center, West Kodiak Drive, between Boise and Mountain Home, 208-514-1474,

PLAYS FROM THE ALLEY: EVAN SESEK—Alley Repertory Theater hosts its fourth-annual Plays From The Alley Play Reading Series. This installment features End of the Line by local writer-actor Evan Sesek. This event is 21 and older, with beer and wine available. Tickets are available at or at the door. 8 p.m. $7. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297,

SAN INAZIO FESTIVAL—See Friday. Visit for more info.

On Stage THE IMAGINARY INVALID—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221,


LIQUID LAUGHS: MIKE FAVERMANN—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $8. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379,

BOISE WHITEWATER FESTIVAL—See Friday. Various times and locations,

STORY STORY NIGHT—Story Story Night continues with Outsider: Stories of Strangers in Strange Lands. Music by Dan Costello and slices by Pie Hole. Full bar available with ID. Priority seating tickets can be purchased at $7 adv., $5 door. Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-381-0483,

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ART AND WINE FESTIVAL—Outdoor, open-air festival featuring tastings, glass pours, bottle sales, local artists exhibiting their work and live music. Must be 21 or older with I.D. 2-9 p.m. $5. Helina Marie’s Wine and Gift Shop, 11053 Highway 44, Star, 208-286-7960, helinamaries. com.

ACTING FOR THE CAMERA—Children ages 8-15 will learn skills for acting in front of cameras at this week-long intensive, concluding Friday, Aug. 3. 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. $265. The Open Space, 12 N. Fisher Park Way in Eagle Island Crossing, Eagle, 208-938-6128,

Sports & Fitness

Odds & Ends MYSTERY DINNER THEATER—River City Entertainment presents its tribute to the 50th anniversary of the James Bond movie franchise, License to Murder. Interact with the characters and enjoy dinner on a train ride along the Payette River. See Picks, Page 17. 5 p.m. $10-$85. Thunder Mountain Line Scenic Train Rides, 120 Mill Road, Horseshoe Bend, 208-793-4425,


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Festivals & Events BELLYDANCING FUSION FEST—See Friday. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $5-$40. El Korah Shrine Center, 1118 W. Idaho St., Boise, BIG MOUNTAIN ROUNDUP—The Big Mountain Roundup is a first-ever multi-event day at Bogus Basin. Superior Express Chair will be running and all activities will be based out of the Pioneer Lodge. See Picks, Page 16. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $25 lift access. Registration fees for races vary. Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, Bogus Basin Road, Boise, 208-332-5100, BOISE FASHION WEEK—Catch all the models, designers and more at this party concluding Boise Fashion Week, featuring Levi John Custom Fashion, 52 Clothing, Borgeois Chic, RAG Boutique, Desiree Warrell, Galina SpikesByG, Circle the Wagon, Pattie Wells and Tod Alan. Visit for more info. 8 p.m. With $75 VIP week-

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8 DAYS OUT BOTANY CAMP: BUGS, BIRDS AND BOTANY—Children ages 4-6 can participate in this fiveday camp, which will focus on winged wonders. 9 a.m.-noon. $90, $65 IBG members. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-3438649,

TUESDAY JULY 31 Concerts UNCORKED IN THE GARDEN— Listen to the Ben Burdick Trio and sample wines from Huston Vineyards. 6 p.m. $5, FREE IBG members. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649,

CD REVIEW/NOISE THE WALKMEN, HEAVEN As its first chords are plucked and the opening lines sung, Heaven quickly sounds like a new path for The Walkmen. But the feeling hits even before you press play, as you examine the record’s packaging. Austere black text on a bright white background is accompanied by photos of band members with their wives and children inside. Even the title of the album is upbeat. Could it be? The Walkmen have become grown-ups? The band’s members even appear to be (gasp!) happy. Yes, that feeling that has single-handedly destroyed the angsty appeal of countless bands over the years. But, fear not, The Walkmen have not only managed to evolve through 12 years of bandhood, but to prove just how much they’ve grown with this gift of an album. The first track, “We Can’t Be Beat,” opens the record by highlighting feelings of contentment and insight. The song uses a simple melody and gentle multi-part harmonies—yes, that’s Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold’s sweet croon you hear— to ensure the focus remains on the lyrics. “Golden dreams, all lose their glow / I don’t need perfection, I love the whole / Oh give me a life, that needs correction ... The world is ours / We can’t be beat,” croons lead singer Hamilton Leithauser. But this forward-looking attitude doesn’t remove complexity or darkness from the album. Songs like “Southern Heart,” “Line By Line” and “Song for Leigh” provide an emotional range that keeps things interesting and balanced. Produced, engineered and mixed by Seattle’s beloved Phil Ek, Heaven’s sound is varied but focused. The album never grows tiresome or repetitive, managing to be cohesive and genuinely Walkmen-esque. This record is more than a culmination of one band’s career; it coaxes listeners toward the idea that being a stable human being isn’t such an undesirable thing. That the lads who once sang self-centered lyrics like “You’ve got a nerve to be asking a favor” and “What’s in it for me?” on 2004’s Bows + Arrows, have made this compelling collection of sincere songs is nothing short of a miracle. Cheers to their happiness. Heaven will surely be found on many respectable Top 10 lists at the end of this year. It’s the most-earnest record that’s come from The Walkmen thus far. —Catie Young


On Stage JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $10-$18. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523,

Talks & Lectures IDAHO HISTORY LECTURE SERIES: PIONEER GARDEN PLANTS FOR THE CONTEMPORARY GARDEN—Mary Ann Newcomer will present on the novels of Willa Cather and the gardens of American settlers and homesteaders. 7 p.m. $5, $3 seniors, FREE for IBG and Osher Institute members. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649,

WEDNESDAY AUG. 1 Festivals & Events SPLASH BASH POOL PARTY—Eat, drink, swim and relax at the weekly pool party. Featuring a poolside bar, special appetizers and live music by the Amy Weber Quartet. All ages welcome. 5-10 p.m. FREE. Owyhee Plaza Hotel, 1109 Main St., Boise, 208-343-4611, owyheeplaza. com.

On Stage LEGALLY BLONDE—See Friday. 8 p.m. $10-$18. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road., Crouch, 208-462-5523, THERE’S CHINESE TUNNELS UNDER BOISE!—This play from Empty Boat Theatre Company is a re-imagined experience of the sensation by the same name per formed at Neurolux more than a decade ago. Two 20-yearold metal-heads are cooped up in a late-’80s basement and embark on a journey not unlike the Zelda video game. Neurolux will offer a full bar at the venue during intermission and the hour prior to show time. Tickets are available in advance at 8 p.m. $15 adv., $18 door. Boise WaterCooler, 1401 W. Idaho St., Boise.

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DESERT OASIS These Art Fad lads have released a new album.

BEATNIK BANDITOS Six Boise bands showed Denver what’s up last weekend as part of the Underground Music Showcase. A Seasonal Disguise, Atomic Mama, The Dirty Moogs, Finn Riggins, Owlright and Shades all played sets at the multi-day, multi-venue festival. This is a far cry from previous years when Finn Riggins was Idaho’s sole representation at UMS. When those bands get back, they’ll have another big opportunity waiting for them. Downtown coffee shop The Crux has been a great spot for all-ages shows since the day it opened. With one exception: not so much as a shred of marketing. The place didn’t even have a listed phone number. But now that the coffee shop has finished construction on its west wing and sorted out its difficulties with state Alcohol and Beverage Control, it finally started a Facebook page,, so you can keep up on goings-on. Boise’s other all-ages hangout, The Venue, recently had a big swing and a miss on the Internet. The Venue launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. com to help fund the Beatnik Cafe inside the performance space, one that its owners were emphatic is crucial The Venue’s financial success. The effort fell short. And despite posting (and then removing) a message on its Facebook wall stating the Venue would close if the goal wasn’t met, The Venue announced plans to move forward with private investors and will soon be meeting to rap with the bankstas. “I have a commercial kitchen. It’s waiting; it’s paid for,” said Venue co-owner Johann Claus. “We’re already like three fifths of the way there, and I’m not going to pull the plug until we’ve exhausted every single resource to get this place up and running.” Caldwell punks Art Fad played The Venue recently as a send-off gig for the band’s tour with Moscow’s Tim Blood and the Gut Panthers and Clyde Webb. The hot item of the tour will be the band’s new album, Banditos, which was released on the Web via Soundcloud last week, and will be available on the tour as a split tape with New York band Mannequin Pussy. But for those punks stuck in town, there is still rock to be had. Minneapolis band Dear Landlord will terrorize the Shredder Wednesday, Aug. 1, with giant riffs and poppy choruses that will really tell that landlord a thing or two. Also on the bill is Scotland’s The Murderburgers and the Boise/Las Vegas hybrid Hotel Chelsea. That show starts at drunk-punk o’clock (8 p.m.) and costs $8 in advance, plus fees, via —Josh Gross

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New event center hosts Neon Oasis art and music festival CHRISTINA MARFICE Capt. Harry Lewis must be pretty tired of the ocean. After all, the Southern Idaho desert is a far cry from Alaska’s salty seas, and the endless expanse of the Foothills on the horizon are a long way from the cramped confines of a fishing boat. After decades leading winter crab-fishing operations out of Kodiak, Alaska, Lewis has made a slight shift in career path. The dream he’s chasing landed him on his father’s ranch, southeast of Boise. “I was ready to dry out,” said Lewis, Capt. Harry Lewis shares pictures and stories from his years as a fishing boat captain in Alaska. standing at the top of a hill with the sun beating down and dust coloring the fierce desert Construction methods aren’t all that could are next in line to host a festival at Oasis. wind. It’s hard to imagine a drier place. be considered unorthodox. A longtime lover They have faith that the venue will continue Formerly captain of the F/V Incentive on of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Lewis is the Discovery Channel’s popular TV show The to develop into a site the Treasure Valley can striving to make Oasis completely motorcybe proud of. Deadliest Catch, Lewis sold the boat to build cle-friendly, including building an apartment “This is the second festival they’re going a desert oasis. Dubbed Captain Harry’s Oasis to do, so this should be a little more refined,” with ramps instead of stairs. Event Center, the combination campground“You could cruise right through your said Kangior. “[Lewis] said he wants it to event center will host a slew of music festivals look like a golf course. He wants a lot of nice whole damn house,” said Lewis. “It will be and provide Boiseans with a weekend escape a unique place. We’re gonna have stuff that grass. I’m looking forward to that, but right destination without significant travel time. you don’t see everyday.” now, it’s a work in progress.” “There are no camping concert facilities And, in keeping with making his dream a The Kangior brothers are behind Neon anywhere in Idaho,” said Carl Scheider, event Oasis, a three-day music and art festival they reality, Lewis is designing Oasis to his every coordinator at Gruntwerks Productions. “You can go to Salt Lake or Portland, [Ore.,] liken to a small-scale Burning Man. Featuring specification, with amenities like a fireman’s pole in his apartment, a crow’s nest at the top mostly electronic music with a smattering of or go up to The Gorge. That’s it. For people of the bandshell and a golf course that is, of local acts, Neon Oasis promises to cater to a in this valley, that’s a long trip.” course, completely motorcycle friendly. different crowd than those attending Lewis’ Gruntwerks and Lewis have teamed up “My Harley’s really moved in to be the other events. to attract artists, host festivals and manage replacement for the crab boat,” he said. “A “They needed more of a younger demoevents at Oasis. Scheider and Lewis met at a crab boat only does 10 miles an hour. Every charity event while Lewis was on The Deadli- graphic so that’s why they wanted to throw time a cop pulls me over, he says, ‘What the this event, because it’s more 18-35,” said est Catch. Now, Scheider is as committed to hell you going so fast for?’ And I say, ‘I’m Kangior. Oasis’ success as Lewis himself. making up for lost speed.’ Anyway, they’ve Americana and country music festivals “We’re in this for the long term,” Scheider let me off a few times.” will round out Oasis’ said. “This is his Above all, Lewis is happy to have left first season, and with dream. This is his fishing behind and settled in the place he has 11 festivals already vision.” Neon Oasis Music Festival, Friday, July 27, 11 scheduled for the sum- always thought of as home. But Captain a.m.-Sunday, July 29, 2 p.m., $40-$50. “This is kind of like being on a boat,” he mer of 2013, Lewis Harry’s Oasis is still a CAPTAIN HARRY’S OASIS EVENT CENTER said. “When you’re out here and the wind’s is facing considerable vision in the making. 10395 W. Kodiak Drive, Oasis blowing and you watch the clouds come pressure to complete The 3,000-capacity through, it’s so open. You think it’s just flat construction. But he’s venue consisted of old desert, but there’s a lot of life out here. committed to staying only a half-completed And at night, when the sun goes down, this is debt-free and conbandshell and a dusty all just like Gone With the Wind sunsets. The area designated for camping at the time of its tinuing construction only as funds become birds come out and the coyotes start yodelavailable. He has no hired crews, and so far, kickoff festival in June, the Summer Solstice ing. It’s very cool.” all work has been done with only the help of Blues and Crab Fest. The lack of shade and Lewis is investing all he has in Oasis. It family members and friends. nightly high winds had many a festival-goer isn’t a surefire success, but he has high hopes. “We’ve built this whole damn thing and complaining that the weekend fell short of “I’m going with the Field of Dreams some of the ways we’ve done stuff might not expectations, despite an impressive lineup of blues artists coming from as far as Texas and have been totally orthodox, but it’s worked,” theory, you know? ‘If you build it, they will come,’” he said. “I really don’t know if we’re said Lewis. “We should have a big crane out California. going to flop. I know a lot of people say here, but we used a backhoe to pick all this A rocky first weekend isn’t getting Jeremy they’re coming. I hope they are.” Kangior down. Kangior and his brother, Josh, stuff up and set it.”



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LISTEN HERE/GUIDE GUIDE WEDNESDAY JULY 25 ALIVE AFTER FIVE—Featuring Billy Franklin’s NOLA Live with Nino Lobos. 5 p.m. FREE. Grove Plaza

LYRICS BORN, JULY 26, REEF Hip-hop took a turn for the gangsta in the ’90s, but it started as the outgrowth of funk—as danceable party music. With bumping ’70s-sounding beats and lyrics focusing on booty-shaking over Glock-clicking, that old vibe reigns supreme in the music of Lyrics Born. The Berkeley, Calif., MC even has a song called “Funky Hit Records.” Lyrics Born got his start at the University of California, Davis college radio station, where he moved in a circle that included other marquee hip-hop acts like Blackalicious, DJ Shadow and Gift of Gab. And to up the party another notch, Lyrics Born abandoned sample-based music and DJs for his live act a few years back and tours with a live backing band dropping funky, funky funk. Critics have also lauded his complex lexicon, something Lyrics Born credits to his father, Takao Shimura, a Japanese author. —Josh Gross 10 p.m., $10 adv., $13 door. Reef, 105 S. Sixth St., 208287-9200,

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STEVE EARLE AND THE DUKES, JULY 31, EGYPTIAN THEATRE While his label might read country, Steve Earle’s style flows between rock ’n’ roll, rockabilly, bluegrass and more. And in true red, white and blue fashion, outspoken politics simmer just below the surface. Earle’s views are shaped largely by his staunch, anti-war stance. Earle bid adieu to former Commander-in-Chief George W. Bush with the song “Little Emperor” on his 2011 album, I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive. Earle is also no stranger to hard times, which imbues his tracks with a barroom blues vibe. Midway through his decadeslong career, he hit a low-point in his battle with substance abuse and landed in prison on drug and firearms charges. But when he came out clean, he returned to music at full stride. Boise Weekly will present an evening with Earle at the Egyptian Theatre Tuesday, July 31. —Andrew Crisp With The Mastersons. 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show, $45. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., 208-345-0454,

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WHAT IS IT? Crispin Glover brings strange two-day act to the Egyptian Theatre Alan Heathcock is seeking solitude in Texas.


ALL CORNERS OF THE COUNTRY After garnering rave reviews and a nationwide fan base, Boise author Alan Heathcock has earned a bit of celebrity. But while he enjoys the busy life that accompanies such notoriety, Heathcock is seeking simplicity and solitude as he focuses on his current works in progress with a 30-day residency in Marfa, Texas. Heathcock departed July 20. His housing and necessities are provided by the Lannan Foundation. “They feel authors need a place of sanctuary to do their work and concentrate in an uninterrupted way,” said Heathcock. “You can’t bring your family and you can’t have visitors. From the time I wake up to the time I go to bed, I’ll just be writing.” Heathcock’s current projects include a novel and a screenplay for a horror film. “This imaginative dream that I’m trying to bring to life gets interrupted on a regular basis, and so there’s something very interesting about being able to sustain that dream uninterrupted for all of the waking hours of a day for 30-straight days to see what I can come up with and how deep I can get,” Heathcock said. “I think I’m either going to really write some incredibly great stuff or that I’m going to end up like Jack Nicholson in The Shining and just become a crazy person. I think as long as the work is going well, I’ll be OK. Fingers crossed.” In other Heathcock news, another of the author’s short stories will soon be adapted for film. As Fort Apache production wraps up in New York, local filmmakers Stephen Heleker and Cody Gittings are beginning work on a silver-screen version of Heathcock’s story, “Smoke.” “We both read the story when Volt was released and it seemed like it always stuck out for both of us,” said Gittings. “Thematically, it’s really strong.” Boise State grads Gittings and Heleker plan to adapt “Smoke” into a 20-minute short film that will capture the story’s theme and visual significance. “We’re really hoping for this to be the kind of short film that could be shopped around at festivals,” said Heleker. Moving from the dusty artistic enclave of Marfa to the cool warehouses of Garden City, Enso Artspace is gearing up to present its second guest artist show, Five Corners. The exhibition will feature drawings, paintings and sculpture by artists Ben Browne, Dave Darraugh, Todd Newman, Marcus Pierce and Cody Rutty, with an opening reception Friday, July 27, from 5-8 p.m. There will also be an artists’ dialogue Thursday, Aug. 23, from 6-8 p.m. with Courtney Gilbert, Sun Valley Center for the Arts curator, leading a discussion.

“What is it?” reads a flier for Crispin Glover’s two-day stint at Boise’s Egyptian Theatre on Thursday, July 26, and Friday, July 27. As in, what the heck will he be doing here for two nights? Another common question is, “Who is Crispin Glover?” (No, he’s not Danny’s brother.) You probably know Glover’s face from movies like Charlie’s Angels, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and The People vs. Larry Flynt. You definitely remember him from Back to the Future, in which he played George McFly. Crispin Glover should start a new charity: Locks of Glove. And if you’re a little more Internet savvy, you might remember him as Thomas Edison in Drunk History, or perhaps as the guy that alone. These films have never been released Glover said it took him a while to figure tried to karate-kick David Letterman in the to DVD or video, and are only available for out exactly how to make that work, but he face—something Glover will neither confirm viewing on a 35 mm reel that Glover travels found his formula in the early ’90s and has nor deny happened, though you can see it all around with. And the Egyptian is the only kept to it for the most part. on YouTube. venue in town with a 35 mm projector. “The performance of the show, of course, But unless you’re really in the know, you So why do it this way? Glover had one varies slightly from show to show based on probably aren’t familiar with his “other word: vaudeville. the audience’s energy,” Glover added. works,” including hacked children’s books, “Vaudeville was the main form of enAfter the book readings, Glover will show music and films that are experimental enough tertainment for most of the history of the one of his films. The first night’s film will be to do things like cast actors with Down U.S.,” he said. “It has only relatively recently It is fine! Everything is Fine, which Glover syndrome. stopped being the main source of entertaindescribed as a detective thriller as filtered To answer the flier’s question: Those ment, but that does not mean this live element through the existence of someone with cere“other works” are what Glover’s two-day bral palsy severe enough to make them nearly mixed with other media is no longer viable. In appearance will showcase. fact, it is apparent it is sorely missed.” unintelligible to the outside world. For years, Glover has been touring the And Glover, who gets fairly regular work He added that he will not leave the venue world in between major film roles doing in the corporate studio movie world, is hard until he’s had a chance to meet everyone in Crispin Hellion Glover’s Big Slide Show, at work becoming something of an artistic the audience. which includes everything from film screenRobin Hood to bring vaudeville back. The second night will follow the same ings to dramatic interpretations to slide shows “If for some reason the director is not truly format, but with different content. The and Q&As. And this week, he’ll bring that interested in doing something that I personcenterpiece is the film advertised on the flier: act, in all its strange glory, to Boise. ally find interesting with the character, then I What is It? This is also the film that makes “The live aspects of the shows are not can console myself that, with the money I am use of actors with Down syndrome, as well to be underestimated,” Glover told Boise as porn stars wearing animal heads and songs making to be in their production, I can help Weekly. to fund my own films that I am so truly pasby Charles Manson. A tagline on IMDB says Night one of Gloverama will feature the sionate about,” he said. the film follows the “adventures of a young actor’s dramatic interpretation of several Evil Wine Show host Wes Malvini, one man whose principle interests are snails, salt, illustrated books he created by writing and drawing over text in existing books to change a pipe and how to get home. As tormented by of the event’s organizers, said he’s admired Glover’s work since he was a teenager. the narrative, something Glover started doing an hubristic, racist inner psyche.” “He’s not afraid of being eccentric,” said Glover elaborated in the early 1980s. Malvini. “As a young person from a Mormon that the film is about The pages will be taboos and is intended background, I found that inspiring.” projected on a screen Crispin Hellion Glover’s Big Slide Show Part A show this unusual may seem daunting to to make people feel behind him during the One and Two, Thursday, July 26 and Friday, the uninitiated. Even Glover admits it. uncomfortable—even performance. July 27, 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show, $20. “In the seven years that I have been tourto question if they “When I first THE EGYPTIAN THEATRE should be watching the ing, I have only met two people at the bookstarted publishing 700 W. Main St. 208-387-1273 signing portion of the show that let me know film at all. the books in 1988, “What does it mean this was the first thing they had ever seen of people said I should me,” he said. to the culture when it have book readings,” But if you want to see a Hollywood actor does not properly prosaid Glover. “But the give a truly strange performance, Malvini said cess taboo in its media?” Glover asked. “For books are so heavily illustrated and the way a culture not to be able to ask questions leads this is your chance. the illustrations are used within the books, “He’s been in some of the greatest movies they help to tell the story, so the only way for towards a non-educational experience.” with some of the greatest directors, and this is If you think the target demographic in the books to make sense was to have visual Boise for this kind of performance seems a bit him just being himself,” he said. “You’re not representations of the images. This is why I too small to fill the Egyptian, know you’re not going to see anything like it ever again.” knew a slides how was necessary.”

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RIGHT FILM, WRONG TIME The Dark Knight Rises is blood-stained by tragedy GEORGE PRENTICE When historians chronicle the events of July 20 in Aurora, Colo., they will no doubt shackle one of the worst singular moments of American violence with the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises. Therein lies another tragedy, for the film does not exploit violence but rather asks us to consider the insanity of evil incarnate. And its protagonist, Bruce Wayne, is not a poster boy for vigilantism but a man blinded Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway dive into the darkness in The Dark Knight Rises. by anger in a quest for order. But in that journey, Wayne, played with great taste by Christian Bale, concludes that a terrorist is not But to his credit, writer-director Christopher Foster in 1989, when accepting the first of her to be marginalized but vanquished. two Academy Awards. Nolan gives us a fully realized tragedy in The The Dark Knight Rises is much more than Her words haunted my thoughts as I Dark Knight Rises, inviting a discerning audia superhero movie. More opera than cinema, watched the aftermath of the Aurora shooting ence to visit Gotham City, which appears all the film achieves greatness on many levels but has been, in a twisted bit of irony, linked to the too lifelike: a shell of a city masked by a facade at The Dark Knight Rises premiere. Foster’s role as a child prostitute in 1976’s Taxi Driver of prosperity while chaos simmers beneath its events at the Colorado cineplex. It’s a shame reportedly inspired John Hinckley Jr. to shoot streetscape. that the movie may President Ronald Reagan in 1981. Hinckley But violent reckonnever be accepted on later confessed to an obsession with Foster ing does come to its own merit. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (PG-13) and the lead character in Taxi Driver, who Nolan’s Gotham, Popular culture Directed by Christopher Nolan devolved into an assassin. Much later, Foster personified by Bane allows us—possibly Starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine and reminded us that our culture all too regularly as a non-negotiable, even invites us—to acGary Oldman showcases cruelty, and that what evil men scorched-earth terrorcept fictional violence Now playing at Edwards 9, 12, 14, 22 do should be regarded with great care when ist. The villain, at first in stylized fashion. dramatized by actors and directors. glance, may not seem Violent acts in movies, Our cultural attention will soon shift to the as bone-chilling as the television and virtual London Olympic games, set to begin Friday, Joker from 2008’s The Dark Knight, but he is gaming specifically target young American July 27. But we should also take note that just menacing nonetheless thanks, in large part, to men, many of whom have an unhealthy hunbeyond the spectacle, British Army troops will ger to be noticed. Ham-fisted directors such as Nolan, a master artist who brings nuance to be poised atop London’s buildings in full body the eternal conceit of good vs. evil. Quentin Tarantino and James Wan too often “Cruelty might be very human, and it might armor, presumably to keep evil at bay. exploit that blood lust, numbing our senses to The facade lives. be cultural, but it’s not acceptable,” said Jodie the real-life consequences of loss.

SCREEN/THE BIG SCREEN BOURNE AGAIN: THE BOURNE LEGACY PREMIERES IN BOISE Producer Frank Marshall will return to Boise Wednesday, Aug. 1, for an advanced screening of Universal Studios’ The Bourne Legacy, along with a special presentation. Marshall debuted the first three installations of the Bourne series in Boise, and even brought Matt Damon along on two occasions. The newest chapter of the enormously popular series that has raked in close to $1 billion at the global box office sees a cast change, with Jeremy Renner taking on the role of the new hero. Renner faces a high-stakes, life-ordeath challenge alongside newcomers to the Bourne series Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach and Oscar Isaac.

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Jeremy Renner shows he was Bourne to run in The Bourne Legacy.

But not all of the cast is new; audiences can expect to see the return of Albert Finney, Joan Allen, David Strathairn and Scott Glenn. Ticket options for the 6 p.m. advanced screening of Bourne Legacy at the Egyptian Theatre include general admission for $35, or VIP for $100, which includes entry to the wrap party at 9 p.m. at the Grove Hotel, located at 245 S. Capitol Blvd. The wrap party will include light appetizers, a no-host bar and a Q&A session with Marshall. The screening will benefit The Treasure Valley YMCA. —Amy Merrill WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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CHANGING TIMES The rap at P.Ditty’s has more to do with lunch than music.

HIGH ON WRAPS A new Boise food truck with a weird name is slinging lunchtime fare downtown. P. Ditty’s Wrap Wagon, however, does not employ Sean “Puff Daddy/P. Diddy” Combs. Nor does it play rap music. “My mom said if anybody comes up and asks if P. Diddy can rap for us, she’ll come out and do it,” said the owner’s daughter, Miranda Ditty-Brown. When Patty Ditty—for whom the truck is named—mentioned her idea for launching a food truck to her daughter and son-in-law, Shane Brown, the couple readily agreed. From the back of a GMC Value Van, the trio currently slings five types of wraps and bottled water. The Hot Mama Hen features shredded chicken, cabbage, carrots and jack cheese, all doused in Louisiana-brand hot sauce with blue cheese or ranch dressing. The truck also offers a rare vegan option, which pairs Morning Star “chicken” with cabbage and carrot slaw, covered in a homemade creamy sweet chili Thai sauce. The new truck will sling wraps for burgerweary lunch-goers on Main Street between 13th and 14th streets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and will relocate to Hot Dog Sandwich Headquarters, at 3115 W. State St., on Fridays. In other downtown opening news, High Note Cafe, located in the former Willi B’s spot at 225 N. Fifth St., has officially opened its doors. “I worked here when it was Willi B’s,” explained co-owner Maria Bahruth. “So when they left, I knew what was coming in and I loved this spot.” Co-owner and chef, Lisa Buck, helped open Reef and The Front Door, and has also worked as a chef at Bittercreek Ale House and Red Feather Lounge. Buck described the restaurant as a “classic American sandwich shop with some Spanish twists” and “some Mediterranean flares.” The menu includes sandwiches and salads along with rotating daily soups. The joint will also offer a limited brunch menu, including a steakand-egg burrito and a sausage scramble. “I would like to do a Saturday night special that, during the day, I go down to the market and peruse the market and come up with a special,” added Buck. The all-ages cafe serves beer and wine and will be open until midnight Mondays through Wednesdays, and until 3 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, with live music starting as late as 1 a.m. For more info on High Note Cafe, call 208-429-1911, or visit

Remodel will transform Boise Co-op into a modern grocery store HARRISON BERRY On a hot mid-July afternoon, choreographer Trey McIntyre hunched over the picnic table in the gazebo next to the Boise Co-op, his hair pulled up in a topknot. “I’m pro the change they’re making,” McIntyre said. “I noticed murals on the wall I’ve never seen before.” Remodel fever has hit the Boise Co-op hard, and every corner of the store has been affected. New restrooms are taking shape where the Health and Wellness center used to be, along with an enlarged seating area. The aisles are wider and the shelves are shorter. Ben Kuzma reviews remodel plans inside the Boise Co-op’s former beauty area. McIntyre has been a Co-op customer for five years and first noticed the shorter shelves and wider aisles. complete by Friday, July 27. space, opening up a storefront for the Co-op “You could see the whole store at once. It The ethic behind the Co-op’s renovations Pet Shop in June. was a little less claustrophobic,” he said. “It “The great thing about wine is that you can has been growth, and the deli is following suit has a huge effect on me.” by adding new options like a smoothie bar keep your inventory right on the floor,” said This is a far cry from just months earlier, and a burrito station. Saul Seyler, grocery and wellness manager. when employees were stacking items on “We kicked around every way we could Moving the pet supplies out of the main shelves 9-feet high, and searching for basic possibly expand,” Fuxan said. building opened up space for Seyler to make spices like salt, pepper and oregano was a One key area of expansion has been the layout changes to the store. For four, 13-hour treasure hunt through several cramped aisles. deli’s workforce. In the past month, the staff nights in June, Seyler’s staff moved stock Guiding the changes at the Boise Co-op has increased from a pre-remodel 29 emto the back rooms, widened the aisles and is the science of the marketplace. From the highly visible remodeling process in the deli to installed a new health and beauty island in the ployees to 48 employees who will be cycled between the full-service sections of the deli middle of the store. new arrangements of products on the shelves, and the kitchen. “We wanted to reintegrate health and the North End grocery store is aiming for a Despite this rapid growth, manager Nick beauty,” Seyler said. more modern look and feel. Davis said that the balance between self- and Before the remodel, health and beauty For modernization, the Co-op needed some full-service at the remodeled deli will sway toproducts were strewn about. Items that comoutside perspective, and consulted with the ward self-service to improve customer traffic. plement each other, like moisturizing cream National Cooperative Grocers Association to “People are tight with their time now,” and vitamin E supplements, often weren’t in audit the store to determine what improveDavis said. ments needed to be made to the floor plan and the same aisle. The crown jewel of the deli remodel is an The strategy Seyler and the NCGA consulmerchandising. NCGA participation in the 8-foot-long, self-service salad, hot food and tants agreed upon is called blocking––grouprenovation meant the Co-op had the experisoup bar installed July 16. Other self-service ing like items thematically and by brand. ence of 25 co-managers from the NCGA’s options include desserts and a refrigerated While blocking has long been a common Western Corridor at its disposal. shelf for cheeses. practice at many grocery stores, it was hapOver three days in January, six NCGA Full-service options have been consolidated hazardly applied at the Boise Co-op until the auditors and two specialists—Allen Seidner of to save space. The sandwich bar and cold remodel. Thought for Food Consulting cuts have been positioned closer together, and Matt Fuxan, fresh foods and Mark Mulcahy of Cooperathe smoothie and burrito stations will also be manager, watched as Seyler tive Development Services—asBOISE CO-OP manned. The goals, said Davis, are speed and and his team spent long nights sessed the strengths and weak888 W. Fort St. efficiency. moving shelves and rearrangnesses of the store’s various 208-472-4500 “The emphasis is on grab-and-go,” he said. ing merchandise. Then it was departments. They worked with The decision to remodel was made in 2011 his turn. In a single night, the managers to balance the need at an uncertain time for the Boise Co-op. That cheese and olive station in the for upgrades and modernization January, founder and general manager Ken deli disappeared. Workers hauled in new cold with preserving continuity for its customers. Kavanagh was ousted by the board of direccases, worktables for the kitchen and new “Because co-ops are community-owned tors and eventually replaced by Ben Kuzma. equipment for the deli. Almost all of this liftstores, they remain fiercely independent and Concurrently, Texas-based supermarket chain ing, arranging and installing took place under representative of their unique communities,” Whole Foods received approval from the cover of night. said Lee Clinton, communications and outthe city to open a Boise location. The “I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little reach spokesperson for the Boise Co-op. time was ripe for giving the nearly anxious,” Fuxan said. The remodel kicked off with a bark when 33 40-year-old Boise Co-op a face-lift. The Co-op deli remodel is scheduled to be the Co-Op Wine Shop consolidated its storage

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SUMMER REDS When the mercury goes up, wine typically goes white. Lean, no-oak chardonnays, racy sauvignon blancs and lively pinot grigios all served well-chilled are de rigueur during the dog days of summer. These wines tend to work well with the season’s lighter meals. But what if the food on the grill is a thick, juicy steak or a succulent burger? Then, think light, fruitforward reds, with little or no tannins and little or no oak—wellbalanced wines that do well with a half hour or so in the fridge. Here are the panel’s top three picks for summer reds: CHATEAU DE SEGRIES COTES DU RHONE, $14.50 A blend of old-vine grenache (50 percent), syrah, cinsault and carignan, this wine sees only the barest minimum of wood. It pours a dark red with heady fruit aromas. A bit more complex than the other two wines, this pick offers richly textured blueberry, plum and raspberry fruit, backed by white pepper, anise and spice, finishing with very soft tannins. This wine is a great choice for barbecues. 2009 HEITZ CELLAR GRIGNOLINO, $22 Best known for its Martha’s Vineyard cabernet, Heitz’ first purchase in 1961 was eight acres planted with the Italian variety grignolino (green-o-lean-o). On the nose, it’s a mix of red berry and bing cherry. On the palate, this wine is filled with bright blueberry and sweet plum, balanced by tart cherry. This wine is a lot of fun and does well served lightly chilled. 2007 MARRENON MERLOT, $9.99 Merlot doesn’t typically enter a conversation about summer reds, but this one definitely works. The spicy berry aromas are colored by a faint touch of cedar. This is an easy drinking, fruit-forward red, with ripe raspberry and cassis flavors playing against soft cranberry undertones. Serve it at cool room temp (60 degrees) for a refreshing summer sipper. This pick is a definite bargain. —David Kirkpatrick WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

“We wanted 32 to find out what makes our customers happy,” said Clinton. Searching for some direction from its customer base, the Co-op sent out a survey in 2011. The results were mixed. Some customers wanted to see branches of the Co-op open in Canyon County. Others wanted the parking lot to expand. Many of the suggestions were simply untenable. “We can’t grow the parking lot,” Clinton said. “We’re in a historic neighborhood.” Co-op officials have refused to comment about how much the remodel will cost. “We don’t want to talk about money,” Clinton said. The store has also been mum about whether recent improvements have been partly in response to incoming competition from Whole Foods, which is slated to open in November. But at a board of directors meeting on Feb. 13, Kuzma spoke candidly to both issues: “We initially thought that a project of $500,000$600,000 would be sufficient to make us competitive with the competition that’s coming to town, but as we delved deeper into it, there’s a lot of deferred maintenance costs that you need to do,” Kuzma told the board. Later, at a March meeting, the board approved a presumably larger capital expenditure for the remodel. And by May, the process of updating the Boise Co-op began. A re branding operation has also accompanied the remodel. The Co-op has removed its old logo from advertising in advance of the introduction of a new logo, and Clinton hopes that money will be made available to replace the awning in front of the store and a revamp of the store’s color scheme. Plans are also in the works to add flowerpots along Fort Street and resurface the parking lot. “It’s an update of our look,” Clinton said.







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NYT CROSSWORD | “A” TRIP AROUND THE WORLD BY RANDOLPH ROSS / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ ACROSS 1 European spa site 6 Non-fiction 10 Clam (up) 14 French pronoun 17 Historic mission, with “the” 18 Borg rival 19 Words before may and might

21 They’re often seen in banks

34 John who is half of a popular singing duo

42 Like many an out-oftowner in Times Square

54 Long-running PBS documentary film series

22 Four stops on “A” trip around the world

35 McIntosh alternatives

44 Sci-fi drug

55 Three more stops

36 Bert, to Ernie

61 Three more stops

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65 “That’s yucky!”

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66 Former senator Stevens

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51 It comes and goes

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31 Three Stooges specialty

40 Moneymaking concern

53 Wander

68 11-time N.B.A. All-Star Iverson

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2 Introduction for Romeo?

54 Campaign coffer fillers

86 “___ Is Born”

3 Flit

56 Staff

87 Christian in France

4 Designer Pucci

57 Kay Jewelers competitor

88 Done over

58 Stored on board

91 Blow up, maybe

59 Kind of nut

93 Like pop-ups

60 European event of 1948

96 Electronics company bought by Sony

62 Danny of “Do the Right Thing”

97 “Darn!”

12 Singles grp.?

64 Olympian Apolo ___ Ohno

13 Love/hate separator, they say

99 P. G. Wodehouse’s ___ Agatha

69 Branch of Islam

100 E-mail inits.

70 Fedora features

101 Loser to D.D.E.

5 Ruling against a receiver 6 Eschew one’s food? 7 Cheese choice 8 Braided bread 9 Home wrecker? 10 Gym wear 11 Traces

14 Honoree in the arts 15 Some city sounds 16 “Patience ___ virtue” 20 Tab 21 Root in perfumery 23 “But despite it all …” 24 Thief, slangily 25 Highly rated 30 Six make a fl. oz.

32 Early European visitor of India

103 Wrapped (up)

35 Gain, as consent

104 Bubbly choice

38 “Don’t play favorites”

105 O-O-O

40 French ladies

106 Acid

43 One clearing one’s throat?

109 Takeoff points for many test flights

45 Piece of gold? 46 Name formerly on New York’s MetLife Building 47 Handel bars? 48 The Fonz and Hannah Montana 50 “Ach du ___!”

89 Twisted and turned

98 Hollywood clashers

71 Put down Go to www.boiseweekly. com and look under extras for the answers to this week’s puzzle. Don't think of it as cheating. Think of it more as simply double-checking your answers.

72 Warming periods 73 “I ___ you one” 75 Maze navigator 78 Ruinations 79 Score of zippo 80 What Madonna and Cher are each known by 81 Go-between

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NOTICES BW LEGAL NOTICES IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Linnea Serendee Morris Case No. CV NC 1222220 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Linnea Serendee Morris, now residing in the City of Boise, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to Seren Morris Clancy. The reason for the change in name is: marriage and to have consistency because my name is different on my birth cert. & social security. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on (date) August 23, 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: Jun 26 2012 CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: DEIRDRE PRICE Deputy Clerk Pub. July 11, 18, 25 & Aug, 1, 2012. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Jennifer Rae Frost Case No. CV NC 1211692 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Jennifer Rae Frost, now residing in the City of Boise, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in ADA County, Idaho. The name will change to Jennifer Rae Taylor. The reason for the change in name is: because I divorced my spouse. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 1:30 o’clock p.m. on (date) August 30, 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.



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Date: Jul 06 2012 CLERK OF THE COURT By Deirdre Price Deputy Clerk Pub. July 18, 25, Aug. 1 & 8, 2012. IN DISTRICT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA WINDSTREAM HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC, an Idaho Nonprofit Corporation, Plaintiff, v. CRAIG MARTIN, an individual, Defendant. Case No. CV OC 1210263 SUMMONS NOTICE: YOU HAVE BEEN SUED BY THE ABOVE-NAMED PLAINTIFF. THE COURT MAY ENTER JUDGMENT AGAINST YOU WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE UNLESS YOU RESPOND WITHIN 20 DAYS. READ THE INFORMATION BELOW. TO: DEFENDANT, CRAIG MARTIN You are hereby notified that in order to defend this lawsuit, an appropriate written response must be filed with the above designated court within twenty (20) days after service of this Summons on you. If you fail to so respond, the court may enter judgment against you as demanded by Plaintiff in the Complaint. A copy of the Complaint is served with this Summons. If you wish to seek the advice or representation by an attorney in this matter, you should do so promptly so that your written response, if any, may be filed in time and other legal rights protected. An appropriate written response requires compliance with Rule 10(a)(1) and other Idaho Rules of Civil Procedure and shall also include: 1. The title and number of case. 2. If your response is an Answer to the Complaint, it must contain admissions or denials of the separate allegations of the Complaint and other defenses you may claim. 3. Your signature, mailing address, and telephone number or the signature, mailing address, and telephone number of your attorney. 4. Proof of mailing or delivery of a copy of your response to Plaintiff’s attorney, as designated above. To determine whether you must pay a filing fee with your response, contact the clerk of the above-named court. DATED this 06 day of June, 2012. CHRISTOPHER D. RICH CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By Jeri Heaton Deputy Clerk Pub. July 25, August 1, 8 &15, 2012. SUMMONS CASE NO.CVOC1108168 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA PALOUSE SUB. TOWNHOUSES, INC. (THE), a Idaho Nonprofit Corporation, Plaintiff -vs- GENEVIEVE A. EVANS, an individual, Defendant. NOTICE YOU HAVE BEEN SUED BY THE ABOVE-NAMES PLAINTIFF. THE COURT MAY ENTER JUDGMENT AGAINST YOU WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE UNLESS YOU RESPOND WITHIN 20 DAYS READ THE INFORMATION BELOW. TO: DEFENDANT, GENEVIEVE A. EVANS

You are hereby notified that in order to defend the lawsuit, an appropriate written response must be filed with the above designated court within twenty (20) days after service of this Summons on you. If you fail to so respond, the court may enter judgment against you as demanded by Plaintiff’s the Complaint. A copy of the Complaint is served with this Summons, If you wish to seek the advice or representation by an attorney in this matter, you should do so promptly so that your written response, if any, may be filed in time and other legal rights protected. An appropriate written response requires with Rule 10(a)(1) and other Idaho Rules of Civil Procedure and shall also include: 1. The title and number of the case. 2. If your response is an Answer to the Complaint, it must contain admissions or denials of the separate allegations of the Complaint and other defenses you may claim. 3. Your signature, mailing address, and telephone number or the signature, mailing address, and telephone number of your attorney. 4. Proof of mailing or delivery of a copy of your response to Plaintiff’s attorney, as designated above. To determine whether you must pay a filing fee with your response, contact the clerk of the above-named court. DATED this 27th day of April, 2011. Christopher D. Rich, Clerk of the District Court, by Patricia A. Dwonch, Deputy Clerk Shane O. Bengoechea, ISB#2945, BENGOECHEA LAW OFFICE, PLLC, 671 E. Riverpark Ln., Suite 120, Boise, ID 83706, Tel: 208424-8332, Attorney for Plaintiff Pub. July 25, August 1, 8, & 15, 2012.

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): In your personal char t, the planet Uranus symbolizes those special talents you have that are especially useful to other people. Which aspects of your soulful beauty are potentially of greatest ser vice to the world? How can you express your uniqueness in ways that activate your most-profound generosity? If you learn the answers to these questions, you will make great progress toward solving the riddle that Uranus poses. I’m happy to repor t that the coming years will provide you with excellent oppor tunities to get to the bottom of this myster y. Now would be a good time to launch a concer ted effor t. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In the coming weeks, I’m afraid there’s only a ver y small chance that you’ll be able to turn invisible at will, shapeshift into an animal form, or swipe the nectar of immor tality from the gods. The odds of success are much higher, though, if you attempt less-ambitious tasks that are still pretty frisky and brazen. For example, you could germinate a potential masterpiece where nothing has ever grown. You could legally steal from the rich and give the spoils to the poor. And you could magically transform a long-stuck process that no one thought would ever get unstuck. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Are there are any weaknesses or problems in your approach to communication? They will be exposed in the coming weeks. If you’re even slightly lazy or devious about expressing yourself, you will have to deal with the karmic consequences of that shor tcoming. If there’s more manipulativeness than love in your quest for connection, you’ll be compelled to do some soul-searching. That’s the bad news, Gemini. The good news is that you will have far more power than usual to upgrade the way you exchange energy with others. In fact, this could be the time you enter into a golden age of communication. CANCER (June 21-July 22): If you narrow your focus, the world will really open up for you in the second half of October and November. To the degree that you impose limitations on your desire to forever flow in all directions, you will free up creative ideas that are buried. So summon some tough-minded discipline. Refuse to let your moodiness play havoc with your productivity. Dip into your reser ve supply of high-octane ambition so you will always have a sixth sense about exactly what’s impor tant.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Maine has a law that prohibits anyone from leaving an airplane while it is flying. This seems like a reasonable restriction until you realize how it discriminates against skydivers. Legal scholars will tell you that examples like this are common. Laws tend to be crude, one-size-fits-all formulations. As I’m sure you’ve discovered in your travels, Leo, one-size-fits-all formulations squash expressions of individuality. In the coming weeks, be extra alert for pressures to conform to overly broad standards and sweeping generalizations. Rebel if necessary. You have license to be yourself to the 10th power. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I propose that you try to accomplish the following clean-up projects in the next four weeks: 10 bushels of weeds yanked out of your psychic landscape, 25 pounds of unused stuff and moldering junk hauled away from your home, 10 loads of dirty laundry (especially the metaphorical kind) washed free of taint and stains—and not blabbed about on social media, at least $5,000 worth of weird financial karma scrubbed away for good, a forgotten fence mended and a festering wound tended to until it heals. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Philosopher William Irwin Thompson said that we humans are like flies creeping along the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. We cannot see the splendor that surrounds us. As a result, we don’t live in reality, lost in our habitual perceptions and addicted to beliefs that hide the true nature of the universe. That’s the bad news. The good news is that every now and then, each of us slips into a grace period when it’s possible to experience at least some of the glory we’re normally cut off from. The weeks ahead will be the closest you’ve come to this breakthrough in a long time. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Can you guess which European country has the best military record in the last eight centuries? It’s France. Out of the 185 battles its soldiers have engaged in, they’ve won 132 and lost only 43. They fought to a draw 10 times. Of all the signs of the zodiac, Scorpio, I think you have the best chance of compiling a comparable record in the next 10 months. Your warrior-like qualities will be at a peak; your instinct for achieving hard-fought victories may be the stuff of legends years from now. But please keep in mind what the Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu said in his iconic text The Art of War: The smart and powerful warrior always avoids outright conflict if possible, and wins by using slyer means.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): After consulting the astrological omens, I’ve concluded that during the next three weeks, you will deserve the following titles: 1. Most Likely to Benefit from Serendipitous Adventures; 2. Most Likely to Exclaim “Aha!”; 3. Most Likely to Thrive While Wandering in Wild Frontiers and Exotic Locales; 4. Most Likely to Have a Wish Come True If This Wish Is Made in the Presence of a Falling Star. You might want to wait to fully embody that fourth title until the period between Thursday, Aug. 9 and Tuesday, Aug. 14, when the Perseids meteor shower will be gracing the night skies with up to 170 streaks per hour. The peak flow will come on Sunday, Aug. 12 and Monday, Aug. 13. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You may have to travel far and wide before you will fully appreciate a familiar resource whose beauty you’re half-blind to. It’s possible you’ll have to suffer a partial loss of faith so as to attract experiences that will make your faith stronger than it ever was. And I’m guessing that you may need to slip outside your comfort zone for a while in order to learn what you need to know next about the arts of intimacy. These are tricky assignments, Capricorn. Welcome them without resentment. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): My daughter Zoe has been writing some fine poetry these last few years. I regard it as professional-grade stuff that has been born of natural talent and developed through discipline and hard work. You might ask, quite reasonably, whether my evaluation of her literary output is skewed by fatherly pride. I’ve considered that possibility. But recently, my opinion got unbiased corroboration when her school awarded her with the All-College Honor for her poetry manuscript. I predict you will soon have a comparable experience. Your views or theories will be confirmed by an independent and objective source. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The critic Dorothy Parker didn’t think highly of Katharine Hepburn’s acting skills. “She runs the emotional gamut from A to B,” said Parker. I realize that what I’m about to suggest may be controversial, but I’m hoping you will be Hepburn-like in the coming week. This is not the right time for you to entertain a wide array of feelings. Nor would it be wise to tease out every last nuance of the beguiling vibes rising up within you. For the time being, you need to explore the pleasures of discerning perception and lucid analysis. Get lost in deep thought, not rampant passion.



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