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DANGER AROUND US Everyday products may be major health risks NOISE 28

LICENSE TO HILL Freeloaders pack Foothills for Outlaw Concert Series ARTS 32

HIGH HORSE Pot-smoking atheist Bill Maher trots into town FOOD 38

BEACH HUT How does the Sandbar stack up?

“It’s not as if we’re taking away Santa.”


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NOTE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE News broke last week that Fareed Zakaria, multimedia columnist for CNN, The Washington Post and Time magazine, plagiarized the work of New Yorker writer Jill Lepore in a recent Time column on gun control. Even if you’re not familiar with this name, chances are you know Zakaria’s work if you follow politics in national media at all. He’s one of those media superstars who seemingly churns out gobs of smart, intellectual copy in every medium weekly, prodding even those who don’t drink the same flavor of Kool-Aid to mull over his arguments. As of press time, Zakaria had been suspended from all of his regular gigs, pending reviews of his work, and he’s offered a brief apology accepting the blame entirely. However, new questions have also been raised, including a charge that Zakaria lifted a quote that appears in his book The Post-American World. In an interview with the Post earlier this week, Zakaria defended himself, saying that particular practice is quite common. But does that make it OK? Regular Citydesk readers will notice that we often publish posts with headlines that begin “Press-Tribune Report” or “Report from Times-News.” We’ll publish a few sentences that sum up another outlet’s story, attribute the reporting to them and kick in some link love to drive readers to the original report. It’s good for the original reporting outlet’s traffic, and it’s good for our readers. Several local blogs take this approach, sometimes linking back to Boise Weekly stories. What I’ve been noticing lately, however, is what I refer to as subtle content theft. For example, I’ve written more than one email to reporters at a local television station after it has hopped on a Boise Weekly story—the kind that originated from good, old-fashioned, source-working reporting—and broken it as its own without any attribution to our story. And then there’s the online theft. We’ve threatened legal action against one magazine, which ironically likes to sell itself as the newer, better version of us, for posting the work of our writers as though it were its own, a violation of not only journalistic ethics but also copyright infringement. On the other hand, I’ve personally thanked Boise State Public Radio News Director Sadie Babits for attributing stories to us that show up on air. Zakaria’s plagiarism cannot be tolerated, but is his lack of attribution a gray area? Guess that depends on who you ask. —Rachael Daigle

COVER ARTIST ARTIST: Laurie Blakeslee TITLE: When I Grow Up I Want To Be A Snowbird MEDIUM: Found photographic fabric, thread, vintage postcard and some sparkle on wood panel. ARTIST STATEMENT: I have lived in the desert of Southwest Idaho for most of my life. I went to graduate school in Tucson, Ariz., where I fell in love with the cactus-filled landscape. When I returned, I realized that the City of Trees with the Boise River and green lawns was also a desert. Tucson taught me to appreciate what is here.


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WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM What you missed this week in the digital world. S HER EE W HITELEY









NEWS Meet the company behind some of Boise’s biggest building projects 10 CITIZEN

ARMED AND READY One national champion about take on the world, a former world champ and his son—another former national champ. A welcome home gathering for Olympians? Nope, just a quiet night in Emmett as a couple of dudes arm wrestle. That story at Cobweb.

HANDS OFF OUR PILLS A group of mostly women—which included a pack of walking birth control pills—flash mobbed Grove Plaza during the thick of Saturday’s market to say they’re not going to take it anymore. Watch the video on Citydesk or scan the QR code to the right with your mobile device.

LEGAL BILL GOES NUCLEAR Alternate Energy Holdings, the company that’s been trying to build a nuclear power facility in Payette County, allegedly owes $700,000 in legal bills to the firm that’s been representing it against charges brought by the SEC.

ART ON THE WALL More than 100 artists spent a few nights painting in the dark last week, putting 76 new murals in Freak Alley and the adjacent parking lot. The gallery opened Aug. 11 and now, in addition to Margaret Lawrence, Coach Pete smiles from the side of a brick building.

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FEATURE The Poison Among Us










NOISE The secret world of the hill people




ARTS Bill Maher, the man behind the image


SCREEN Ruby Sparks


REC Video game companies ready their end-of-year releases














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MAIL LOVE ANNUAL MANUAL We recently moved in to Boise from way out in Canyon County. We’ve just had a ball trying out the great restaurants and events that are always ready for us. One night, we had the pleasure of eating at Mazzah (yum!) and found your wonderful guide to everything: Annual Manual. Now, my question: When can we expect another edition? What a wonderful way to get to know our diverse area. Thanks so much for the massive effort it must take to put out such a quality publication. P.S. We went page by page through Annual Manual, and we found Pizzalchick among your selections on State Street, and since it was close to home, we gave it a try. Oh my … wonderful. If we miss a week, we feel “deprived.” Thanks again! —Ann Beebe, Boise *Editor’s Note: Thanks, Ann. Annual Manual is an annual publication so you’ll see the next installment on stands in summer 2013.

KEEP FUNDING NIH As Congress works on the Fiscal Year 2013 budget and the threat of sequestration looms, I urge Reps. Raul Labrador and Mike Simpson and Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo to support not cutting biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health. Sequestration could result in an 8 percent cut to the NIH budget, which means 25 percent of the NIH 2013 research grants will lose funding. As one of the 500,000 to 1.5 million Americans living with Parkinson’s disease, these cuts would be devastating to me. NIH needs $32 billion in FY 2013 to continue research toward much needed treatments for people like my dad and those with other chronic diseases. NIH research funding is an investment in our


—HisDudeness (, Citydesk, “Alternate Energy Holdings Alleged to Owe $700,000 in Legal Bills,” Aug. 11, 2012)

country’s future, and I will be watching for our congressional delegation’s leadership on this issue. —Lisa Bain, Idaho state director, Parkinson’s Action Network, Meridian

are co-mingled is when one follows the religious definition of life rather than the scientific one. If you leave religion out of public policy, there is no confusion whatsoever. —politigal

It was great to see the outpouring of support for women at the flash mob! We are standing up for our right to make our own decisions about our own bodies and we will not let anyone take away our rights! —cindygross

PILL POPPING The following comments were posted at boiseweekly. com regarding the story “Video: Planned Parenthood Flash Mob, Pillamina, ‘Not Going to Take It Anymore’” (Citydesk, Aug. 11, 2012): “And luckily we were able to kill House Bill 530, which would have allowed employers to choose whether or not to include birth control in employee insurance plans.” Abortion is included in the birth control for employers. Employers don’t mind paying for birth control, just don’t want to pay for their abortions. They don’t mind preventing pregnancy, just don’t want to pay to kill babies —A real woman I’m afraid “A real woman” has been fed some bad information. Birth control has nothing to do with abortion. Birth control prevents pregnancy; abortion ends pregnancy. By including contraceptives in insurance plans, we are decreasing the need for abortion by preventing an unintended pregnancy from occurring. At no time has an effort been made at the state or federal level to mandate abortion care in employee insurance plans. The only time the two

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TSK-TSK, IEA With friends like these … One of the deepest frustrations I have with my side of the modern political teeter-totter is that there remain scads of progressives who continue to believe, in spite of all evidence to the contrary, that conservative leaders might still be persuaded to behave like civilized human beings. Our president is one of the worst offenders in this hopeless snipe hunt for Republican graciousness. Even now, after almost four years of the slathered right swatting away his every extended hand, spitting on his visage and vision, wishing him failure at every juncture of his administration, regarding not only him but his family as squatters in a house that should have never been theirs, Barack Obama continues to voice the possibility that, for the sake of something dear to all of us (our children? our country? our Earth? our future?), some of the more rational Republicans might swab the spittle from their lips and work with him. It amazes me that as far back as his first year in office, Obama, as smart as he is, didn’t realize there would be no accommodation from this senseless mob the moment they hooted like howler monkeys over Michelle’s failure to convince the Olympic Committee to let Chicago host the 2016 Games. Remember that? It was the day I understood the true depth and toxicity of the right’s dementia. Lately, we’ve seen a more local example of this misbegotten impulse to stroke the rabid animal’s belly. I speak of the Idaho Education Association’s absurd decision to endorse Rep. Mike Simpson at the expense of his challenger, Nicole LeFavour. Before we go any further, in the interest of full disclosure, I must remind you that LeFavour was once my boss. The most avid LeFavour fans will know this, but long before she was a legislator or candidate for Congress, she was first a reporter, then an editor in the lofty halls of Boise Weekly. In matters political and social, I came to consider her an ally. And, for about 15 years, she’s been a friend. I know her as a remarkably intelligent, passionate and committed person with an unlimited reservoir of patience, without which she could not have tolerated working for long either with me or that clutch of legislative hayseeds who rule over our state. Right here and right now, I announce that I endorse her without reservation. As a member of Congress, she would make smart Idahoans once again proud to be Idahoans. But that’s not why I’m writing this particular column. A month ago, the IEA announced it was not endorsing LeFavour, but instead was endorsing Simpson. The politically minded understand why the IEA would strike such a pose as pretending it would rather have an off-the-rack Republican representing Idaho than a person who has repeatedly demonstrated her dedication to

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public education. It wants to appear not overly partial or beholding to one political party over the other. And to do so, every election season, it goes fishing through the candidate pool, looking for the least offensive Republicans to endorse. I imagine it also hopes the endorsee might one day return the favor and support it on some issue or the other. Of course, the joke is anymore, the IEA is the only one playing at this masquerade, for there is no longer any hope whatsoever that any of its GOP endorsees will support it on anything. There are no least offensive Republicans left. Take Simpson. There was a time before the entire GOP was commandeered by shuffling zombie cannibals whose only function in the universe is to destroy all good things when Simpson might have been considered a reasonable man. No longer. There is no place in today’s GOP for reasonable men. And for those who abhor the thought of returning to their pre-Congressional lives—forever gone from the cold glow of Washington, D.C., prestige, once more pursuing their puny early careers as pig farmers, bug exterminators or dentists—they will suppress any hint of reasonableness, or it’s back to Blackfoot. Simpson has already had a challenge from the right, and in Republican primaries, the only way to survive the threat of being replaced by a stupid gob of tea bag effluvium is to get even stupider than the gob. The old Simpson is gone and will never again dare let his reasonable side out into the fresh air where a comrade might see it. Yet this is the man the IEA chose as a more suitable advocate for public education. When BW first reported this unnatural and entirely one-sided alliance, a representative of the IEA questioned how this paper could be so shocked at the endorsement. “I thought you were our ally,” she complained to the reporter. She was partially right. BW reporters stay purposely unallied, but as the longest running opinion columnist, I have steadily promoted and defended whatever progressive spirit rises in the otherwise stony desert of Idaho conservatism. That makes me a natural ally of both the IEA and public education in general. But it also means I’m an ally of those politicians who support the same institutions as I do. When one ally is dumped in the pursuit of political expediency, is it any wonder that their other allies are offended? And come November, when the biggest threat to both Idaho educators and Idaho education to ever come crawling out of the corporate Republican collective—those Tom Luna reforms—are at last before the people for a final decision, can there be any question who will stand with the IEA in spite of its betrayal, and who will be snickering along with his allies that the IEA was naive enough to have endorsed him? WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


A PEN AT A GUNFIGHT Gun-control advocates look foolish, weak You know the ritual: gunman goes berserk, liberals call for gun control, regulation eventually ensues. The modern gun-control movement began in 1981 after the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan. Press Secretary James Brady, shot and paralyzed in the same incident, successfully lobbied for the passage of the Brady Law, which imposed a background check and waiting period of up to three days for gun buyers. The 1999 shooting spree at Columbine High School resulted in new laws making it illegal to buy a gun on behalf of a criminal or a child seeking to evade the Brady Law requirements. Congress funded state-run databases of the mentally ill, also prohibited under Brady, after the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech. On July 20, a man used multiple weapons—including a semi-automatic rifle with a 100-round magazine—to murder 12 filmgoers in Aurora, Colo. (The clip jammed after he fired 30 rounds.) Last week, a white supremacist and washed-up U.S. soldier mowed down six people attending services at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. Every day, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg reminded us, 34 Americans are shot to death. So what new gun-control laws can we expect? None. Neither the White House nor Congressional Democrats have any appetite for taking on the powerful NRA during a close election year. Polls show the public sharply split on the issue. After the shooting at the Sikh temple President Barack Obama offered nothing more than pabulum: “Terrible, tragic events are happening with too much regularity for us not to


do some soul-searching to examine additional ways that we can reduce violence.” Either you’re serious about eliminating gun violence, or you’re not. “Soul-searching” isn’t going to block the next bullet fired by a madman—but the law, coupled with rigorous enforcement, can. I am a pro-gun leftie. Here’s why: 60 million Americans own 200 million firearms. Who are they? Right-wingers, mostly. There are about 25 percent more gun-owning Republicans than gun-owning Democrats. Some of these conservatives send me death threats. As long as they are allowed to buy and possess guns, I’ll be damned if I let the government pass a law that stops me from defending myself if one of them comes after me. This is an arms race. The only way I’ll turn against the Second Amendment is if the cops go door-to-door, confiscate and destroy everybody’s guns. All of them. Even the tiny little lady pistols. Even then, I’d still be nervous. Because state security apparatus would then have a monopoly on firepower. We’re not there yet, but given the relentless rightward drift of our politics from democracy into police state authoritarianism toward neofascism, and given what we’re already seeing—legalized torture, concentration camps, police department drone planes, a president who says he has the right to assassinate U.S. citizens without trial—one can easily foresee the day when we might be forced to fend off the jack-booted thugs of a future rogue American state. But that’s my personal, possibly paranoid, take about a possible dys14 topian future. As a nation, here and

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BUILDING BLOCKS The view of downtown and the Foothills from the Boise Depot is obscured by poor air quality.


ESI’s man with a plan to build new Boise landmarks ANDREW CRISP

Attention, Caldwell residents. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has its eye on you. In particular, it’s worried about your water. In December 2011, the City of Caldwell was placed on the EPA’s watch list for “unacceptably high levels of nitrogen and ammonia registered in the city’s water.” “I have no idea what you’re talking about,” Gary Shoemaker, Caldwell’s Water Department director told Citydesk at the time. “I’m not sure why we would be on that list.” But Shoemaker’s department received a fine June 11 for what the EPA said were even more problems at the Canyon County wastewater treatment plant. Caldwell was fined $11,000 for violations of the Clean Water Act for discharge of solids and ammonia. In fact, another Caldwell business, Rhodes International—maker of frozen cinnamon rolls—had an ammonia problem of its own earlier this year. Rhodes was slapped with an $84,484 fine for “failure to properly report the storage of ammonia” at its Canyon County facility. Agency officials said Rhodes failed to notify local, state or federal officials that it was storing anhydrous ammonia at its facility, a chemical that attacks the skin, eyes, throat and lungs, according to the EPA. The City of Wilder’s wastewater treatment facility was also recently cited by the EPA and fined $3,100 for its own violations of the Clean Water Act, for what feds said were improper discharges of E.coli and chlorine. The EPA fined six other Idaho locations in its second quarter of 2012, including: UÊ $51,000 fine against the Idaho Department of Correction for violating the Clean Water Act at its North Idaho Correctional Institution in Cottonwood; UÊ $15,000 fine against Fish Breeders of Idaho’s catfish aquaculture facility in Buhl for exceeding its phosphorous discharge limits; UÊ $4,260 fine against Brewster West, a cheese processing facility in Rupert, for violating the Clean Air Act; UÊ $3,000 fine against City Service Valcon for spilling 950 gallons of fuel in Idaho County in April; UÊ $1,000 fine against the City of Culdesac for violating the Clean Water Act; and UÊ $694 fine against the tiny Clearwater County town of Ahsahka for violating the Clean Water Act. The EPA notes when laws are broken, “it puts people’s health at risk. Those who don’t comply with the laws also gain an unfair business advantage over those who have invested in pollution controls.” —George Prentice

The patio of Gene Hutchison’s restaurant and bar on Eighth Street overlooks a Boise eyesore. But now The Piper Pub and Grill owner has what he calls “a front row seat” to the evolution of what will become Idaho’s tallest building. “We’ve been dealing with the hole for so many years,” said Hutchison. “A lot of people say ‘Oh, they’re actually working on it?’ or ‘They’re really going to do it this time?’” That’s why Hutchison launched a daily “Fill the Hole” lunch special, advertised ESI project manager David Bowar said the Eighth and Main streets project, better known as the “Boise by a sign hanging above Eighth Street. The Hole,” should take 80 percent of his time for the next three years. menu rotates daily: a fried ham and cheese sandwich one day, philly cheesesteak the next. He also offers a “contractor special” Idaho but it’s Bowar’s third construction time for the next three years,” Bowar said. on Mondays in an effort to lure the scores of “You’ll see a structural steel skeleton coming project for the Whole Foods corporation. construction workers building up their apBowar said the Boise location is on target. In out of the ground this fall, eventually going petites as they build a new landmark. fact, it’s a bit ahead of schedule. Originally up about 280 feet by January or February David Bowar, the project manager for slated for a spring 2013 opening, the store is of next year. Next, the skin will move up the Boise-based Engineered Structures Inc., said expected to swing open its doors in time for building, and that will start this year as well. the two biggest items on his plate, figuraThanksgiving. Once the skin is on the building, then the tively, were a pair of high-profile construc“We plan to deliver that,” he said. “We inside work can begin.” tion jobs: one at Eighth and Main streets, haven’t failed them yet.” After sitting empty in Boise’s downtown another less than one-tenth of a mile away, at Bowar suggested that ESI’s track record in for 25 years, filling the hole is Broadway Avenue and Front building other Whole Foods locations helped an emotional project for ESI, Street, home of the soon-tosecure the company’s expansion into Boise. Bowar said. open Whole Foods Market In addition to its projects “We were always with Whole Foods along “That’s a lot of blood and and Walgreens Pharmacy. constructing a new tower at Eighth and Main streets, the way to get them in town,” he said. sweat down there,” he said, “Whole Foods will employ Whole Foods Markets at Concrete was already drying under triplepointing to the now infamous about 150 people over the Broadway Avenue and Front digit temperatures at Broadway Avenue and hole. course of the project,” Bowar Street and Scentsy’s new Front Street during the first week of August It hits close to home for told Boise Weekly. “And the headquarters off of Eagle Road in Meridian, ESI conas Bowar’s crews began preparing the ground Bowar, as well. For more than Tower will bring between 300 structed: for new sod, to be rolled out in the coming a decade, he worked with and 400 more jobs, total.” UÊÊ œˆÃiÊ-Ì>Ìi½ÃʈVÀœ˜Ê weeks. Both Whole Foods and the adjacent Mortenson Construction, the Wearing his trademark and Economics and Walgreens lifted new signage into place to company contracted by Rick brown ESI hardhat, Bowar Environmental Research trumpet their arrival to the thousands of Peterson’s Boise Tower Associbeamed like a proud parentbuildings ates to build the once-promised vehicles that pass by on any given weekday. to-be as public and private UÊÊœ«iÊ*>â>Ê«>À̓i˜ÌÃÊ ESI has a sign or two of its own at the but ill-fated 25-story Boise officials crawled down a flight in Caldwell site, not simply to say it was on the job but Tower at that location. of makeshift metal stairs into UÊÊ*Ê œÀ«œÀ>ÌiÊi>`more importantly to advertise what Bowar For more than a decade, the “Boise Hole” on July 12. quarters in Meridian Boiseans were promised a tow- said was ESI’s commitment to the local comThey broke ground for what UÊ6i˜Ì>˜>Êi`ˆV>Ê*>â>ʈ˜Ê munity after pouring so much of its recent er that never was, tangled in will be an 18-story structure, Nampa efforts into projects outside of the area. ESI legal and financial skirmishes, to serve as Zions Bank’s new bankruptcies and an unfinished maintains offices in Arizona and Missouri Idaho headquarters. The day and has worked on Home Depot, Kohl’s and hole of rebar. after the groundbreaking, Walmart retail projects nationwide. “It’s really kind of ironic and poetic to be scaffolding and stage had been replaced by But the company is particularly excited working on this project after working with CAT backhoe loaders. By August, workers Mortenson on the Boise Tower,” said Bowar. about its Treasure Valley projects, including a had already begun laying rebar and pouring new 47-acre campus off of Eagle Road, which Ultimately, Mortenson’s project fizzled, concrete for the building’s foundation. leaving a prominent, historic parcel of down- will house the headquarters, manufacturing ESI could finish a floor per week, guessed and distribution operations for Scentsy, maker town Boise empty for years. President and CEO Neil Nelson, with a tarof wickless candles heated in candle But the hole isn’t Bower’s only major geted ribbon cutting of January 2014. project. In fact, he doesn’t have to shuttle too warmers. Scentsy even required ESI to Bowar said his plans include a lot more design and construct its own rail spur so 11 far between his two biggest projects. time in the hole. that railroad tracks would lead right up The Whole Foods store will be a first for “This project will be 80 percent of my

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STILL FRUSTRATED Five months after ultrasound bill, ACLU Idaho keeps focus on reproductive rights TABITHA BOWER After examining immigration and capital punishment earlier this summer, the ACLU of Idaho slid the topic of women’s reproductive rights into the spotlight Aug. 9 to wrap up its first-ever Law and Liberty Lecture Series, a trio of noontime panel discussions held at the Idaho State Bar’s Boise headquarters. Although Senate Bill 1387, mandating an ultrasound procedure for any Idaho woman seeking an abortion, erupted into a Statehouse showdown (and its ultimate withdrawal of the measure) in May, the controversial legislation was Exhibit A as panelists considered current reproductive laws in Idaho and the possibility of future restrictions. “I don’t think we’ve ever had a single year in the past 10 or 15 years that we haven’t seen attacks on reproductive rights,” said Hannah Brass, legislative director of Planned Parenthood Northwest. “We expect to see something, or something like this [in the near future]. But I’m sure [legislators] are having conversations about bringing it back.” Brass joined Dr. Darin Weyhrich, a Boise OBGYN, and attorney Alan Herzfeld of the Boise-based Herzfeld and Piotrowski law firm on the panel for the event, dubbed “Women’s Equality and Reproductive Rights.” “What was wrong with this bill?” Brass asked about SB 1387. “Everything. At a broad level, it was demeaning and shamed women seeking legal and safe reproductive health care.” Additionally, according to Brass, the measure included no exceptions for instances of rape, incest or fetal anomalies. “If you need to terminate because it is not a viable pregnancy, when you go in for the abortion, you would have had to undergo another ultrasound that you would pay

for again before the abortion,” said Brass. “There was no exception.” The Idaho Senate passed the controversial measure 23-12, though five Republican members joined all seven Democrats in opposition. Two days later, the bill was abruptly pulled from a scheduled hearing before a House committee. Though the measure died before reaching a final vote in the House, abortion exception issues already exist within Idaho law. According to Weyhrich, under the jurisdiction of the so-called fetal pain bill, abortions cannot be administered in the state after 20 gestational weeks. “Because there is what I would refer to as ‘some relatively fringe science that a fetus can perceive pain beginning at 20 weeks,’ that restrains the right of a woman to be able to terminate her pregnancy,” he said. Weyhrich also pointed to what he called a “very large gaping exception” of fetuses with medical anomalies that deem them incompatible with life, something he said occurs four to six times a year in Idaho. “The current law will not consider the exception,” he said. “In every single one of those cases, if you wanted to end the pregnancy early, you would have to leave this state. I find that deeply disturbing.” Panelists pointed to other Idaho reproductive laws, which they said limited women’s access to reproductive health care. “Whether or not the legislature and specifically these specific legislators are courageous enough to bring back [the ultrasound measure], I don’t know,” said Brass. “It would have to look different. Really, the only way they could water it down would be not to mandate an ultrasound. But then they wouldn’t have a bill.”

pleted Micron Business and Economic and to the manufacturing operation where Environmental Research buildings—both at massive storage tanks will accommoBoise State—should dramatically increase date up to 1 million pounds of wax. ESI’s construction “We have footprint on the team meetregion. But for ings where our team now, Bowar gets is just so emotional excited about the and so driven,” said little things, too. Bowar. “There’s a “We’ll have high level of emotion a crane up there and pride for us in all with an ESI logo,” of our projects.” Bowar said pointThe Eighth and ing to the empty Main tower, Whole space at Eighth and Foods, Scentsy Main streets. “That headquarters and will be pretty unother local projects ESI has crafted its own street sign at Eighth and forgettable.” such as the just-comMain streets. 10


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Orange marks the spot: CCDC has begun cutting down existing trees along south Ninth Street in favor of a more porous service and low-water plants to reduce storm water runoff.

WINNERS AND LOSERS CCDC earmarks more money for neighborhoods, less for Christmas lights, Bronco shuttle GEORGE PRENTICE The Capital City Development Corporation’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2013 ($23.4 million) pales in comparison to the City of Boise’s proposed spending plan ($350 million) or the budget for the Ada County Highway District ($89 million), but CCDC’s fiscal wish list reveals big plans for Boise’s urban core and is telling in what it includes and what’s left out. In fact, 56 percent of the agency’s variable budget is set aside for funding neighborhood projects. “This is one of the quickest evolutions I’ve ever been a part of,” said Lauren McLean, Boise City Council member and CCDC commissioner, at the agency’s Aug. 13 board meeting. In May, CCDC commissioners chose to steer Boise’s urban renewal agency onto a new path by “pulling back from those activities best served by others” in order to focus on “more development and less corporation.” As a result, its proposed 2013 budget includes a 57 percent cut in consultant costs, a 15 percent drop in staffing expense, and a whopping 72 percent cut in support for other organizations. Among the cuts is $5,000 for the Bronco shuttle, which transports Boise State football fans from downtown to Bronco Stadium on game days, and $20,000 for holiday decorations. “These are high-profile items,” said David Eberle, Boise City Council member and CCDC commissioner. “Before our support goes away, I want to make sure we’re talking with the Downtown Boise Association to explore sponsorship opportunities from others. It’s not as if we’re taking away Santa.”

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CCDC Vice Chair Phil Reberger said the cuts were appropriate, part of what he called “right-sizing for CCDC.” “I’m glad we’re going in this direction,” he said. CCDC Chair John May said a number of groups and businesses got “very comfortable over the years” with CCDC subsidizing decorations and courtesy shuttles. Eberle said he agreed, but added, “I just don’t know who else is going to get it done.” Meanwhile, the urban renewal agency is wrapping up FY 2012 with its most aggressive schedule to-date of streetscaping, giving facelifts to five areas of the downtown core over the next three months. “All of these projects should be wrapped up by late November,” said Katina Dutton, CCDC development manager. She pointed to south Ninth Street, where a broken irrigation system and existing trees are being ripped out in favor of a moreporous surface and low-water plants to reduce storm water runoff. The pilot project is designed to test a more drought-tolerant streetscape. More importantly, it’s expected to improve the connection to Ninth Street to Boise State. Instead of being destroyed, some existing trees may be evaluated for potential relocation to a park in order to make way for newer appropriate trees, which would thrive better within a modernized urban setting. CCDC is also set to install new sidewalks, trees, benches, bike racks and historic streetlights at several other locations, including Idaho Street between 14th and 15th streets and north Main, Bannock and 10th streets, all before Thanksgiving. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


GARY JOHNSON Fixing faucets, climbing mountains and running for president GEORGE PRENTICE JER EM Y LANNINGHAM

Gary Johnson is not a typical candidate for president of the United States. Walking into a BODO coffeeshop for a conversation with Boise Weekly, the 59-year-old Libertarian Party standardbearer was traveling solo, sans entourage. “Ask me anything you want,” said the two-term New Mexico governor, beginning a freewheeling dialogue that included economics, the war on drugs, televised debates and the highs and lows of his personal life. What were your dreams as a young man? I went to the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and studied political science and English. I thought I would run for political office at some point in my life. Where did that come from? I remember when I was a young boy, my fourth-grade teacher held a class election to decide who would become United States president someday. Out of the blue, I won. Were there political leaders that you considered ideals? Not really. They all seemed impressive at first, but nobody is what they appear to be. There is no Santa Claus. But you didn’t start out as a professional politician. By the time I was 21, I started a one-man handyman business in Albuquerque. I grew that business to employ over 1,000 people. Did you hold all of the skill sets it took to be a plumber, mechanic or electrician? I’m the handiest guy that you’ve ever met. So is that how voters first got to know you when you first ran for governor in 1993? Actually, no. The first headlines said, “Triathlete Gary Johnson Running for Governor.” I thought that was pretty cool.


How accomplished an athlete are you? I’ve been the overall winner in several triathlon events. I competed in the Iron Man championship in Hawaii four times, and I’ve won something called the Ridge-A-Thon in Taos, N.M., where you have to hike and ski as many runs as possible in two days. You also climb mountains. I summited Mt. Everest in 2003. I want to climb the highest mountain of each continent. Democrats outnumber Republicans in New Mexico two-to-one. Why did you run for New Mexico’s governor on the GOP ticket? I’ve always been in synch with what Republicans say they’re about: dollars and sense. But I’m not a social conservative, never have been. I think the majority of Americans are fiscally responsible and socially accepting. I don’t even like to use the world “tolerant.” I was the most outspoken governor in the country on issues like school choice and the war on drugs. It’s my understanding that you think the war on drugs is a farce. Absolutely. A total failure. Marijuana should be legalized and we should adopt a rational drug policy. Fifty percent of Americans support the legalization of marijuana, and that number is going up, not down. People are talking about it like never before, and I like to think that I have contributed to that.

Let’s talk about the nation’s economy. Both President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney say that we need to cut taxes to create jobs. But it’s your desire to gut the tax code entirely. The system is rife with cronyism; both political parties are selling tax loopholes. I’m embracing the fair tax. I support a consumption tax in lieu of federal income tax and corporate tax, and yes, that means abolishing the Internal Revenue Service. Would that mean an end to payroll deductions? Absolutely. No more federal withholdings: no Social Security, Medicare or even unemployment. All of that would come out of the proceeds from the consumption tax. Help me reconcile that. Let’s say you paid $1 for your cup of coffee. Embedded in that $1 is 23 cents of non-transparent taxes on the ingredients and services that made up that cup of coffee. I’m saying do away with those taxes and then implement a 23 percent consumption tax. Why is it 23 percent? It’s a proposal. But it must have penciled out somewhere. Somewhere, I don’t know where. But we’re talking about a zero corporate


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tax rate, and if the private sector can’t create tens of millions of jobs, I don’t know what else it would take.

But that’s the private sector. Meanwhile, you’ll have to make wholesale cuts to hundreds of thousands of public sector jobs. I’m promising to submit a balanced budget in 2013, which would see a 43 percent reduction in federal spending. So let’s start at the top, including the Pentagon budget. Absolutely, a 43 percent cut in military spending. We can provide a strong national defense but we have to end nation building. But wouldn’t that 43 percent cut include significant cuts to veterans benefits? No, we’ve made those commitments and should honor them. I’m talking about reducing our nuclear warheads from 2,300 to 500 and extricating ourselves from all military interventions. Do you know for a fact that you’ll be on the ballot in all 50 states or is that your hope? That’s the plan. We have a couple of states with issues, but Idaho is not a problem. What do you know about Idaho? I lived two winters up in Northern Idaho— skiing Schweitzer Mountain—when I was in college. I’ve been to Idaho many, many times. A fair number of Idaho politicians say they lean toward Libertarianism. A lot more people describe themselves as Libertarian than vote that way.

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How will you get on the stage to participate in the televised presidential debates

alongside Obama and Romney? I have to be in the polls that determine who gets to participate. Of the 18 national polling organizations, I’m only included in three of them. Are you saying there’s an active collusion among mainstream media to keep you out of the polls and out of this campaign? Absolutely. It’s a gamed system. We’re asking all of my supporters to call the polling organizations to include my name. We get into the polls and then we get into the debates. How vibrant is your campaign? You need two things, otherwise you’re dead in the water. No. 1: You have to exceed expectations. Well, my expectations were zero. I got it covered. No. 2: You have to have momentum, which I’ve had since day one. But in order to have any showing whatsoever, you have to be on the stage for the debates. You’re right. It’s the only way I can win. I know you have two grown children. Are you married? One of the casualties of my being governor was a divorce after almost 30 years of marriage. She died of heart failure after I left office. It was the worst thing in my life. And today? I’m engaged to a lovely woman named Kate. How did you meet? Cycling. We’re been together for four years. Do you have a wedding date? We’ll have a White House wedding.

RALL now, there’s a valid argument to be made that we’ve outgrown the right to 9 bear arms. We’re no longer a frontier society. We’re urban and suburban, not rural; less than 2 percent of Americans still live on farms; 95 percent of us don’t hunt; those who still hunt do it for fun not food. We haven’t had to repel a land invasion by foreign troops since 1812. Why do we need guns? The NRA may sound hysterical—it’s certainly opportunistic, having called for donations three days after Aurora—but it’s right about gun-control advocates. Anti-gun liberals say they favor “common-sense measures that protect the Second Amendment rights of lawabiding citizens but make it harder and harder for those who should not have weapons under existing law to obtain them, ” as White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says Obama wants. Proposals to tighten controls on automatic assault rifles and reduce the number of bullets

per clip merely nibble around the edges of a serious issue. There are too many guns already out there, too many legally purchased weapons that can be sold privately without being subjected to the Brady Law, for such half-measures to have any effect beyond possibly reducing the body count of the next group killing. If you’re serious about putting an end to America’s bloody love affair with guns, you’re going to have to repeal the Second Amendment. Everyone, including Democrats, knows that. But it’s hard to get behind a gun ban that’s only supported by 26 percent of the public (a record low, down from 60 percent in 1959). Liberal gun opponents must either embrace a radical and unpopular measure— the only one that might stand a chance of having the desired effect—or keep proposing wimpy changes that make them look foolish half-assed and intellectually dishonest. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M





hortly after moving to Canada’s Okanagan Valley, Patricia Lee started experiencing severe irregularities in her menstrual cycle. She had one period that lasted two and a half months. The bleeding was so intense that at one point, doctors recommended a blood transfusion. “I couldn’t sleep—it was excruciatingly painful and I grew quite weak,” said Lee, now 47. Her diagnosis: a fibroid, or benign tumor, the size of a ping-pong ball in her uterus, and two cysts in her ovaries. At the time, Lee lived in a long, slender valley through the center of British Columbia that produces nearly all of the province’s tree fruits and grapes. Agriculture is intensive there, as is pesticide use. Lee will never know what role, if any, her environment played in causing her uterine fibroids. But scientists have long suspected a link between hormone-disrupting chemicals in


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the environment and gynecological diseases. Research investigating these links has had mixed results. Now several new studies are adding to the evidence that some estrogenmimicking pesticides and industrial chemicals may increase women’s risk of uterine and ovarian diseases—helping to solidify a theory that emerged two decades ago. “Our studies are beginning to corroborate the idea that environmental estrogen may be associated with endometriosis,” said Germaine Buck-Louis, director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s epidemiology division in Maryland. Back in 1993, a connection between endometriosis and environmental chemicals was discovered. Rhesus monkeys fed food contaminated with dioxins—hormone-disrupting pollutants created by waste incinerators and other industries—developed endometriosis 10 years later. Endometriosis, when uterine tissue grows in the ovaries or other parts of the body, often causes pelvic pain and infertility. An estimated 10 to 20 percent of reproductiveage women in the United States suffer from it, according to the Endometriosis Foundation of America. In a major new study, two groups of women in the Salt Lake City and San Francisco areas—one group with pelvic pain and the other with no symptoms—were more likely to be diagnosed with endometriosis if they had high blood levels of the estrogenlike pesticide hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) than women with low levels. HCH has been banned as a crop pesticide in the United States but it builds up and persists in the environment, so it remains in some food supplies. Calling the research “revolutionary,” Buck-Louis said that finding the link in both groups of women “is a pretty strong signal” that the connection between endometriosis and the pesticide is real. Also, women in the same group with the highest level of a sunscreen chemical, benzophenone, in their urine had a 19 percent higher risk of endometriosis than women with the lowest levels, according to research published in Environmental Science and Technology. And in Italy, women had endometriosis more often if they had higher levels of two banned chlorinated chemicals that can disrupt hormones—polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) or residue of the insecticide DDT, according to a 2009 study of 158 women. Recent research has uncovered links to other gynecological problems, too. Women in Greece diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)—which causes irregular menstrual periods, infertility, weight gain and excessive hair growth—were more likely

to have higher blood levels of the estrogenmimicking chemical bisphenol A than women without the disease, according to a study published last year. “It’s certainly plausible that any outside source that alters estrogen levels, even slightly, could contribute to gynecological diseases,” said Dr. Megan Schwarzman, a family physician at San Francisco General Hospital and an environmental health scientist at the University of California, Berkeley. Exposure to many hormone-disrupting chemicals starts in the womb, and some scientists suspect the timing may be important in determining reproductive disease risk later in life. “We know from animal models that there are critical periods during early development when cells are rapidly dividing and forming the circuitry through which cells will communicate with each other to form various tissues of the body,” said Retha Newbold, a reproductive biologist at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in North Carolina. “When chemicals alter this set-up, the changes may not be reversible.” Future generations of females may be at risk, too, according to new animal research by Washington State University scientists. Female rats exposed in the womb to high doses of several chemicals—including pesticides and plasticizers—developed cysts resembling human polycystic ovarian syndrome and premature menopause, according to the study published in PLoS One in July. Those changes were passed down through three generations—great-granddaughters of the exposed rats also developed cysts and other ovarian problems, even though they were not directly exposed. Seeking to learn how the chemicals were able to harm future generations, the Washington State researchers examined the DNA of the ones whose mothers were exposed to vinclozolin, an estrogenic fungicide commonly used in the wine industry. They found that the chemical had reprogrammed genes as the rat fetuses developed. Other chemicals in the study that had the multigenerational effects were dioxins, a pesticide mixture including permethrin and DEET and a plastic mixture including BPA and two widely used phthalates. “What we are seeing in animal models is sobering,” said John McLachlan, a biomedical scientist at Tulane University in New Orleans. The gene mechanisms responsible for transmitting such harmful effects across generations are essentially the same in humans, he said. In the case of uterine fibroids, the body’s natural estrogens turn genes on and off in the smooth muscle of the uterus that allow the tumors to grow, according to research by McLachlan and col18 leagues. They are now investigating

“ Our studies are beginning

to corroborate the idea that environmental estrogen may be associated with endometriosis ” -Germaine Buck-Louis

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BITTER TASTE DOCTORS LOOK AT CHEMICAL LINK TO DIABETES CRYSTAL GAMMON, ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH NEWS group of chemicals found in household plastics and medical supplies is linked to higher rates of diabetes in women—up to double the rate for women with the highest levels, according to new research led by Harvard scientists. Blacks and Mexican Americans and women living in poverty are exposed to the highest levels of some of these compounds, called phthalates, the scientists reported. Whether these chemicals actually cause diabetes in women, however, remains unclear. “These findings are important clues, but it’s only a first step,” said Richard Stahlhut, an environmental health researcher at the University of Rochester Medical Center who co-authored the study. “It’s extremely likely that phthalates and other chemical contaminants will turn out to be a big part of the obesity and diabetes epidemic, but at this point we really don’t know how these chemicals are interacting with each other, or



with the human body.” Phthalates make plastics such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) more flexible, and they are added to some cosmetics, perfumes and other personal care products to stabilize colors and fragrances. A wide variety of household goods rely on phthalates, including vinyl flooring, adhesives and shower curtains. More than 75 percent of Americans have phthalates in their urine. Until now, most phthalate research has focused on reproductive consequences because these compounds seem to disrupt male hormones. Boys exposed to phthalates in the womb had signs of feminized genitalia, which may lead to fertility problems. Researchers also have found neurological effects, including reduced IQs and attention problems in boys. The new study examined diabetes and phthalate concentrations in 2,350 women who participated in 18 a national survey by the Centers for

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whether estrogen-mimicking chemicals in the environment affect these same genes. The danger of estrogen-like chemicals already has been welldocumented with DES, or diethylstilbestrol, a drug that was prescribed to millions of women at risk of miscarriages from 1940 through 1971. Daughters and granddaughters of the pregnant women who took the potent estrogenic drug had an increased risk of endometriosis, uterine fibroids and rare reproductive cancers. But pesticides, sunscreen ingredients and PCBs are less potent hormone mimics than DES. The effects on women’s health are not as clear. Some studies have found no connection between women’s exposure to environmental chemicals and gynecological diseases. For instance, among several hundred women in Italy highly exposed to dioxins from a 1976 factory explosion, UC Berkeley scientists found no significant increase in endometriosis linked to their contaminant levels. And in Japan, there was no increased rate of the disease among 139 infertile women with higher exposures to hormone-disrupting compounds including PCBs and dioxins, according to a 2005 study. Newbold said because decades can pass between exposure during fetal development or early childhood and the manifestation of the disease in adult life, it can be difficult to nail down a link. “Only recently are studies starting to focus on developmental risk factors in relation to adult disease,” she said. Endometriosis and fibroids are referred to as “benign uterine diseases,” characterized mostly by painful periods, according to McLachlan. “Because these growths are not life-threatening or malignant, traditionally, these diseases haven’t garnered the attention they should,” he said. But the disorders sometimes are linked to fertility problems, and researchers also are beginning to realize that such symptoms can

be a sign of serious diseases to come. “Gynecological problems during the reproductive years may be a predictor of diseases, such as cancer, later in life,” said Barbara Cohn, a reproductive health scientist and director of Child Health and Development Studies at the Public Health Institute in Berkeley, Calif. Endometriosis has been associated with an increased risk of some ovarian cancers. However, the risk remains small, according to a study published in Lancet Oncology in May. Women with endometriosis have a 1.5 percent lifetime chance of developing ovarian cancer compared with 1 percent in the general female population. The research is less clear on a link between cancer and other gynecological diseases, such as uterine fibroids. Lee was terrified that her fibroids and extreme menstrual periods were signs of cervical or ovarian cancer. Several doctors recommended that she have her uterus removed—standard treatment for severe fibroids. But she refused. “You wouldn’t cut your nose off because you got frequent nose bleeds,” said Lee. “No one seemed concerned with trying to figure out why I was having such heavy periods.” Pesticides and other environmental chemicals may not have contributed to Lee’s gynecological problems, since other factors, such as age and genetic predisposition, also increase a woman’s risk. Nevertheless, since leaving the Okanagan in 2010 and moving to Nova Scotia, Lee has seen a marked decrease in her symptoms. She now avoids processed foods and buys only organic produce. The fibroid is no longer growing. In fact, according to Lee, it has shrunk in size. “I can no longer feel it, but I know it is still there,” she said. “I worry constantly what the health effects will be down the road.”

Disease Control and Prevention from 2001 through 2008. 17 Diabetes, an endocrine disease marked by problems with insulin production or insulin resistance, affects nearly 26 million Americans, or 11 percent of the population older than 20, according to CDC data. Blacks have a 19 percent chance of developing diabetes—a rate 77 percent higher than that of whites— and Hispanics have a 66 percent higher rate than whites. Although obesity is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, nearly a quarter of normal-weight adults have diabetes or other metabolic disorders. Experts say chemical contaminants such as phthalates could play an important role in this disconnect between obesity and type 2 diabetes rates. In the new research, certain phthalates—dibutyl phthalates (DBP), which are primarily used in adhesives and lacquer finishes, and benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), a component of vinyl flooring, caulks and sealants—were linked to double the rate of diabetes in women with the highest levels of phthalate markers in their urine, accord-

ing to the report published this month in Environmental Health Perspectives. DBP and Di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP), a plasticizer found in vinyl products including IV bags and tubing, were also linked to higher blood glucose levels and insulin resistance, two common precursors of type 2 diabetes, according to the study. No relationship was found between diabetes and diethyl phthalate (DEP), according to the study, which was led by Tamarra James-Todd of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. That phthalate is found in high concentrations throughout the U.S. population and it is the phthalate most commonly associated with personal care products. Other recent studies also have found similar links between phthalates and metabolic disorders. Certain phthalates doubled the risk of diabetes in older Swedish adults, according to research published in April. And DEHP, the phthalate in flexible vinyl and medical supplies, was linked to higher rates of diabetes in a 2011 study of 19 Mexican women. Higher levels of


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Pht halat es ma k e p l a sti c s s u c h a s p o ly v i n y l ch lori d e ( PV C) m ore fl exib le, and t he y ar e a d d e d to s o m e c o s m e ti cs, pe rf u m es a n d oth e r perso n a l care p r o d u cts to sta b i l i z e c o lors a n d f ra gra n ces.

phthalates were also associated with greater waist circumference and insu18 lin resistance, two major risk factors for type 2 diabetes, in a 2007 study of U.S. men. Industry groups are skeptical of the significance of the new findings. “The phthalate data are derived from a single (spot) sample. For substances like phthalates that are rapidly broken down and eliminated from the body, depending on a spot urine sample is a significant design flaw,” said Steve Risotto, senior director of the American Chemistry Council, a trade association for chemical manufacturers. A group representing cosmetics and fragrance manufacturers doubts personal care products have a role in diabetes. “Diethyl phthalate, also known as DEP, is the only phthalate with significant use in cosmetics. The study found no association between DEP and diabetes,” noted Linda Loretz, a director of the Personal Care Product Council. Nail polish used to contain high levels, but most manufacturers voluntarily eliminated phthalates in recent years. The chemicals also have been banned in children’s toys. Black women in the study had more than double the concentrations of DEP, the phthalate in cosmetics, and DBP, the phthalate in adhesives and lacquers that was linked to a double rate of diabetes, when compared with white women. Mexican-American women had 75 percent higher concentrations of DEP. Poor women had up to 78 percent higher levels of BBP—the phthalate in vinyl flooring that was associated with a double rate of diabetes—than women living above poverty level. The racial and economic trends were in line with another recent study. Published in April, it found that women ranking lowest in socioeconomic status (based on race, education, income and food security measurements) had up to 83 percent more BBP than women with the highest socioeconomic status. Non-white women had significantly more DBP, the phthalate in adhesives and lacquers that was linked to diabetes in the new research, and DEP, the primary phthalate associated with cosmetics, than their white counterparts. Women with lower levels of education and income had more BBP, the WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

vinyl flooring phthalate linked to diabetes in the study. Consumer behavior patterns might explain these disparities, Stahlhut said. For example, if black women use more hair care products or cosmetics, they would likely have higher levels of DEP in their bodies. But it’s impossible to distill trends like these from the current data, Stahlhut said. “It’s difficult to interpret these patterns,” said Roni Kobrosly, an epidemiology researcher at the University of Rochester who led the socioeconomic study published in the journal Environmental Research. “They suggest that, on a large public health level, patterns of phthalate exposure vary with socioeconomic factors. But it’s premature to talk about the implications on an individual or cultural level.” Because neither study included long-term follow-up with the women, the researchers cannot determine whether high phthalate concentrations actually led the women to develop diabetes or other diseases. Still, the findings are an important first step in sorting out the relationships between these chemicals and chronic diseases such as diabetes, experts say. Several other pollutants have been linked to type 2 diabetes risks. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and bisphenol A (BPA) are thought to disrupt the endocrine system by interfering with hormone signals. Studies suggest that phthalates may hinder glucose metabolism and stimulate fat cell production. “With phthalates, the story is really still emerging,” said Kristina Thayer, a researcher with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program. “Studies like these are considered exploratory, but they seem to be consistent.” “More needs to be done to really fill in this question of potential causality, and the roles that specific phthalates may play,” she added. Stahlhut noted that product formulations are often trade secrets, making it difficult for scientists and consumers to know which phthalates are in specific products. “Figuring this out for sure either way will take a long time, unfortunately,” he said. “So what’s our best strategy in the meantime?”

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What’s better than beer and bikes? Maybe beer, bikes, live music and costumes?

Boiseans will be able to get RAW with live music, pole dancing, fashion and assorted visual art at Radiate.




art RAW ARTISTS: RADIATE Boise artists will get RAW once again Thursday, Aug. 16, with Radiate, the next iteration of the RAW Artists visual arts series at the Powerhouse Event Center. RAW showcases local talent in a variety of media, including film, fashion, music, and visual and performance arts. Events occur monthly and feature different up-and-coming artists. Host Dylan Haas will present the evening’s combination of music, dance and entertainment, including the short film Crawlspace by All Fools Productions. The inaugural RAW showcase in Boise took place May 17 and featured a catwalk for models to strut, Red Light burlesque, comedians and a host of attendees dressed to the nynes. This month’s installment will feature the astounding acrobatic abilities of Ophidia Studio’s pole artists, Native fashion design, hair styling by Lunatic Fringe Salon, visual art by Alexandria Claar, photography by Sour Bamboo Pictures and a whole bunch of other neat-o artists. Music by SXSW music fest veteran Muffalo, singer and guitarist Cassie Lewis and electronica beatmaker Mike “DJ Myko” Olivieri will round out the evening. Cocktail attire is requested and the event is for ages 18 and older. Alcohol will be available with ID. 8 p.m.-2 a.m., $10 adv., $15 door. Powerhouse Event Center, 621 S. 17th St.,

FRIDAY AUG. 17 vino BASQUE MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER’S WINEFEST Dealing with constant complaints from a spouse, cries of “we’re bored” from out-of-school-for-the-summer children and stories of miserable dates from friends? Blow off some steam and trade the ever yday whine-


fest for a winefest that only happens once a year—and is a lot more fun. The Basque Museum and Cultural Center will host the 15th installment of its annual Winefest fund-raising event Friday, Aug. 17, on the Basque Block. A slew of local wineries and distributors will pour tasters of domestic and imported varieties of adult grape drinks, and if you like what you taste—or have a few too many tasters and get the buzzed-buying itch— bottles and cases will be

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available for purchase. Soak up the booze sloshing around in your gut with tapas from Basque Block restaurants, and then take part in the thrilling action of a live auction. Or, if competitive paddle raising isn’t your bag, cruise by and bid on goodies during the silent auction. Entertainment will be provided by Basque event staples the Oinkari Basque Dancers. Proceeds from the event support the Basque Museum and Cultural Center’s

Fort Collins, Colo., brewers New Belgium Brewing Company will bring the all-out, costumebike-beer party Tour de Fat to Boise Saturday, Aug. 18, for a daylong celebration in Ann Morrison Park. Festivities include live music, a parade and a two-wheeled group ride. Side effects may include a newfound love of bicycles, pictures in a ridiculous costume and a hangover. Attendees are encouraged to dress up—and they tend to take it very seriously. This year’s theme calls for “wild animal” duds. Integral to the day’s events is the car sacrifice, in which one willing participant gives up his or her car for charity. The car trader is rewarded with a tricked-out bicycle, which must be used to commute for one year. Proceeds from the event benefit the Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association, the Treasure Valley Cycling Association and the Boise Bicycle Project. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with the parade beginning promptly at 10 a.m. The party begins when the parade arrives at the Tour de Fat stage, with live music by Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Sean Hayes, Yo-Yo People and Sssnakenstein. Can’t wait for Saturday? You’re not alone. A warm-up party, called Tour PRE-Fat, begins at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, and will take over Eighth Street between Idaho and Bannock streets for a block party with Crooked Fence and New Belgium beer sales benefiting Radio Boise. Finn Riggins, Brainstorm, Buster Blue and Ssssnake will play live music, with Radio Boise DJs spinning between sets. Local bike shops will be on hand to help attendees make pre-parade adjustments. Buy a raffle ticket and you could score a Trek Cocoa bicycle or limited-edition New Belgium 2012 Anniversary bike. Tour PRE-Fat: Friday, Aug. 17, 3-10 p.m., FREE. Eighth Street between Idaho and Bannock streets. Tour de Fat: Saturday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., FREE admission, $5 suggested donation for parade participation. Ann Morrison Park, 1000 Americana Blvd.,

education and cultural programs. Tickets are available in advance (and at a discount) by calling the Basque Museum. 5:30-9:30 p.m., $27 adv., $30 day-of. Basque Block, 601 Grove St., 208343-2671, basquemuseum. com.

SATURDAY AUG. 18 music PICNIC AT THE POPS Feel like soaking in some stellar philharmonic music but unhappy with the idea of spending a few hours in

a dark theater when the sun is shining and a summer breeze is blowing? Well, that conundrum is solved, thanks to Boise Philharmonic’s brand-spanking new Picnic at the Pops series, which will kick off Saturday, Aug. 18, at Eagle River Pavilion. The Picnic at the Pops series invites attendees to a more relaxed philharmonic WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


Kyle Kinane offers a little of the brighter side of the dark side.

SUNDAY AUG. 19 Feel the urge to eat a corndog and then get on a spinning ride? You’re in luck, the Western Idaho Fair is here.


FRIDAY AUG. 17 corndogs WESTERN IDAHO FAIR Certain things are required in order to enjoy a complete Treasure Valley summer: One must float the Boise River, attend some sort of outdoor musical performance, have a drink on a patio, and journey to Expo Idaho to witness the craziness that is the annual Western Idaho Fair. The event that brings about corn dogs, funnel cakes and the choicest people watching in the valley kicks off Friday, Aug. 17, and continues through Sunday, Aug. 26. Idahoans can flock to Garden City beginning at noon every day in search of tasty gut-bombs and carnival rides. The event will feature the 4-H and Future Farmers of America exhibitors who have become fair staples. Peruse the selection of raised-with-care livestock and blue-ribbon-winning produce, and then catch one of the unique competitions, such as the Iron Flower Arranger Design Competition, Kids’ Pedal Tractor Pull, Lego Sumo Bot Challenger or Women’s Skillet Toss. Per formances will include a battle of the bands, comedian/juggler Steve Russell, Knights of the Realm theatrical jousting show and canines catching Frisbees, in addition to myriad other acts. And of course, what would the fair be without an odd mash-up of headlining musicians? This year features Weird Al Yankovic, Chris Young, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, STYX and X-Factor finalist Chris Rene. Special deals can be found on different days, such as adult discount admission on opening day. A fair coupon book can be purchased for $5 on-site or $3 in advance, and various prizes and discounts will be given out through the fair’s Facebook page. Noon-11 p.m., $5 adults, $2 ages 6-11, $3 ages 62 and older in advance; $7 adults, $4 ages 6-11, $5 ages 62 and older beginning Friday, Aug. 17, through Sunday, Aug. 26. Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood St., 208-287-5650,

performance, where requisite Boise summer uniforms of flip flops and shorts are encouraged. The first installment of the series will feature the music of George Gershwin, including the American composer’s popular works from Girl Crazy, Porgy and Bess and An American in Paris. The evening will feature guest artists and signers Michele and Jason Detwiler. The series is intended to be family friendly, so don’t worry about finding a babysitter. “We decided to put together music that really was meant for lots of generations to enjoy together,” Boise



Philharmonic Conductor Robert Franz said in an April interview with Boise Weekly. Things to think about bringing: a picnic, sealed nonalcoholic beverages, a jacket for when the sun goes down and bug spray. Things to leave at home: umbrellas, beach toys like Frisbees and beach balls and booze. Reserved chair seating is available, as well as VIP tents, which come with two bottles of wine and snacks. Tents must be reserved by calling the philharmonic at 208-344-7849. Lawn seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, so grab a blanket or low-backed chair and show up early to claim a

prime spot. While picnics are allowed, food vendors will be on-site as well. Restaurant partner Bella Aquila will offer a 10-percent discount on takeout food orders with proof of Picnic at the Pops tickets, and Porterhouse Market offers an array of to-go choices for attendees. Pre-ordering is encouraged. Grown-up beverages will be available at the venue with ID and doors open at 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m., $22-$402, FREE lawn seating for children. Eagle River Pavilion, 827 E. Riverside Drive, Eagle, 208-938-2933,

Comedian Kyle Kinane is a little dark. For starters, he’s sure his alarm clock is heckling him. “When it flashes 8 a.m., it’s like it’s saying, “boo, boo, boo,” he says. Then there was his job selling cake decorations, which left him with the impression that if he were hit by a bus and killed on his way home, the world might be a better place. Even his onstage gait is more like that classic street dance, the drunken hobo shuffle. Were he to ask you for change through the mic, you might offer it up. Why? Sure, he looks downtrodden and in need—like a serial killer on the Appalachian trail, as he puts it—but mostly because it’s hysterical. Kinane has done appearances on Comedy Central Presents, The Very Funny Show and Last Call with Carson Daly, and is currently gigging everywhere from the West Coast to Ireland as part of his Keep Mistakin’ Tour. He’ll be in Boise for one night only with openers Ian Karmel from Portland, Ore., and Seattle comic Bryan Cook. Boise’s own Olek Szewczyk will host. Kinane will headline, because as he puts it: “Every train wreck needs a caboose.” Tickets can be purchased by telephone, or at Liquid or Solid. 8 p.m., $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, 208-941-2459,

GOT FIXED? MOBILE BIKE REPAIR After leaving his post as lead mechanic at Boise Bicycle Project, Andrew Little launched Got Fixed?, a new mobile bike repair service. But while we-come-to-you bike repair isn’t new in the Treasure Valley, Little practices what he preaches—he trucks his tools around on two wheels. For more info on “I haven’t owned a car in five Got Fixed?, call years,” he said. 208-319-4708 Little has tricked out his personal steed with a trailer full of tools and painting supplies, even a special rig that allows him to pull up to three bikes behind his own. “If I’m carrying a full set of tools on my bike, it will weigh 80 pounds,” Little said. “I’ve carried up to almost 200 pounds at one time. It’s difficult to walk, but once you get up on the bike, it’s easier to ride.” Little offers bike painting, including pinstriping, alongside full-service bike repair and the occasional run to pick up a bike a tipsy customer left at a downtown venue. He said it’s not uncommon for a group to call him to work on all of its bikes at once. In addition to affording him the opportunity to do what he loves, Little said his method is also practical. “It gives you advantages. Say somebody broke down on a trail up in the Foothills, you could go fix a bike up there. Your response time is generally faster than other people who are mobile,” Little said. —Andrew Crisp

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WEDNESDAY AUG. 15 Festivals & Events SPLASH BASH—Eat, drink, cool off and relax at the weekly pool party. Featuring a poolside bar, special appetizers and live music by Dan Costello and the Truck Stop Trio. All ages welcome. 5-10 p.m. FREE. Owyhee Plaza Hotel, 1109 Main St., Boise, 208-343-4611, owyheeplaza. com.

On Stage THE BIBLE: THE COMPLETE WORD OF GOD (ABRIDGED)— The Sun Valley Shakespeare Festival presents this affectionate, irreverent roller coaster ride of sex, violence, murder and miracles from Genesis to The Book of Revelation. Tickets are available by calling 208-7264TKS or at the NexStage box office. See Arts News, Page 32. 9:30 p.m. $15, FREE for children younger than 12. NexStage Theatre, 120 S. Main St., Ketchum, 208-726-2985, nexstagetheater. org. CINDERELLA—Broadway’s magical musical comedy about a working girl who can’t catch a break comes to life in this enchanting version of one of the most-beloved fairy tales of all time. 8 p.m. $10-$18. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208462-5523, 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, THERE’S CHINESE TUNNELS UNDER BOISE!—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.

Food & Drink BARBECUE AND BORDEAUX BRONSON BROWN BENEFIT— This event is a fundraiser to help Bronson Brown and his family defray the cost of his treatment of aplastic anemia, a serious blood disorder that often requires a bone marrow transplant. There will be live and silent auctions, live music, food/wine and more. Seating is limited. For reservations, call the winery or email RSVP.bronsonbbq@gmail. com. 5:30 p.m. $50. Woodriver Cellars, 3705 N. Hwy. 16, Eagle, 208-286-9463, woodrivercellars. com.

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Throngs gathered to celebrate Kristin Armstrong’s Olympic achievement.

ATHLETIC AND ARTISTIC FREAKS After a marathon week watching high-dive splashes and balance beam routines on TV, Boise got a live taste of Olympic glory when the city held a birthday celebration for homegrown two-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong Aug. 11. Festivities kicked off at the Boise Depot, where hundreds of cyclists joined Armstrong in a ride down Capitol Boulevard. “Armstrong showed up in her red, white and blue Team USA racing jersey and shorts, missing only the aerodynamic helmet and expensive bike,” observed Boise Weekly’s Andrew Crisp. “Instead, she towed her son behind her from the depot to the Capitol in an attached bike trailer, her husband trailing not far behind.” Throngs gathered at Capitol Park for a presentation with Boise Mayor Dave Bieter, Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and first lady Lori Otter, which was followed by birthday cake and chocolate milk. Another group of world champion athletes convened Aug. 11 in Emmett, but they had nothing to do with the Olympics. The Toadstool Billiard Cafe hosted the Beat the Champ arm-wrestling challenge, where U.S. National Champion John LaVergne demonstrated his steely grip to raise funds for the upcoming world championships in Brazil. “LaVergne has a very disarming personality, especially for an arm-wrestler. He welcomed opponents at his fundraiser, shook hands with all of them and spent time teaching the finer points of the sport he adores,” noted BW’s Sheree Whiteley. Moving from freakishly strong to freakishly talented, last week, more than 100 artists contributed 76 new murals to Freak Alley Gallery on Eighth to Ninth streets in between Idaho and Bannock streets downtown. “Many of this year’s murals were painted over existing murals from last year’s project, and others have incorporated the existing murals beneath into the new ones layered on top, such as a new painting of Boise State’s Coach Chris Petersen bursting through the existing mural of reggae legend Bob Marley,” explained BW’s Josh Gross. Colby Akers, who curates the space, said he eventually hopes to maintain the murals for two-year stretches and expand the gallery to neighboring walls, as the building owners will allow. Another group of artistic freaks were on display Aug. 10 at The Shredder. About 100 people crowded into the nondescript 10th Street warehouse to check out Super Happy Funtime Burlesque, a live-music, satirical performance troupe. The Poorly Timed X-mas Special follows “Joe the Cabdriver after he kills Santa in a drug-induced sex rage. Joe then takes over Santa’s gig and travels around the world encountering all sorts of mischief and mayhem. Oh, and a lot of skin, starting with a bikiniclad Rudolph who must be broken into submission before she will fulfill her duties,” explained BW freelancer Mika Belle. At the show, local burlesque performer Lady Bomb DeLuxe said: “I try to always support this artform, and I think Boise should be more supportive of nontraditional art.” —Tara Morgan WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

8 DAYS OUT Literature BOOKS TO FILM SERIES—Bring a snack and watch a movie based on the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret as part of the Library’s series of films based on books. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, 208-562-4995,

is looking for pets to fill the pages of the 2013 Friends for Life calendar. Photos of companion animals depicted in a humane and dignified manner will be accepted through Sunday, Sept. 30. Entry fees, along with calendar sales, help support the animals IHS cares for. Visit the website for more info and to enter. Idaho Humane Society, 4775 W. Dorman St., Boise, 208-342-3508,

Talks & Lectures CULINARY HERBS—Garden Education Director Elizabeth Dickey will discuss how to grow annual and perennial herbs, how to preserve herbs for future use and share a variety of ways to use herbs in cooking. 7 p.m. $20, $15 IBG members. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649,

Animals & Pets FRIENDS FOR LIFE CALENDAR—The Idaho Humane Society

THURSDAY AUG. 16 Festivals & Events ITC’S MIX IT UP—The monthly Mix It Up event will feature a presentation by serial entrepreneur John Sosoka on Bootstrapping a Consumer Product Startup with Crowd Funding. 5-7 p.m. FREE. Keynetics Inc., 917 S. Lusk St., Ste. 300, Boise, 208-489-3400,

CD REVIEW/NOISE SIGUR ROS, VALTARI Most anything Sigur Ros touches turns to gold. And like its other albums, Valtari is sweet and pretty and draws forth emotions even though it’s impossible to understand a stitch of the band’s made-up Hopelandic language. However, after a long wait and the high expectations imposed by the magic of the band’s last studio album, 2008’s Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust, I was hoping for more. More new sounds, more evolution, just more. The record isn’t bad; it’s just tame, inwardfacing and, at first, boring. Valtari is without a doubt the quietest record released by these ethereal Icelandic geniuses, and it feels a bit like listening to a chorus of wind chimes floating in a summer breeze. Over the years, Sigur Ros has honed the ability to force catharsis from song structure without leaning on lyrical content. It’s a rare talent that doesn’t come along often in 21st century music. And Valtari is most certainly a Sigur Ros record. But after monumental tracks like “Gobbledigook” and “Festival,” it’s hard not to expect these guys to keep pushing it, to break their drums and their voices as they test the edges of their artform. But maybe that’s just what they’re doing—testing an edge. How gentle can they be and still sneak an unexpected feeling? How long can they whisper something in your ear without you realizing, only to find yourself later repeating it? In a musical universe that is ever cranked up to capacity, leave it to Sigur Ros to bring us to our knees with subtlety. —Catie Young WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

On Stage COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: RICK PULIDO—Catch the comedic stylings of this funny man, followed by a dueling piano show and DJ Mighty Delta One. 7 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-906-0658, JOHN AND JEN, THE MUSICAL—The show centers on the relationship between a brother and sister and a mother and son. The performances will be a fundraiser for the Rocky Mountain High School drama department. 7 p.m. $10 general admission, $5 with valid student ID. Rocky Mountain High School, 5450 N. Linder Road, Meridian, 208-350-4340, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT—The 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: BRIAN MCKIM—Also featuring Traci Skeene. Buy one ticket, get one free. Purchase tickets at liquidlaughs. com, by calling 208-941-2459 or at Liquid or Solid. 8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, THERE’S CHINESE TUNNELS UNDER BOISE!—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $15 adv., $18 door. Boise WaterCooler, 1401 W. Idaho St., Boise. TWELFTH NIGHT—The Sun Valley Shakespeare Festival presents this beloved Shakespearean comedy. Tickets are available by calling 208-726-4TKS, at the boxoffice of the NexStage Theatre, or at the Forest Service Park at 5:30 p.m. prior to the show. Picnics, blankets and low-backed chairs are welcome. Visit for more info. 6 p.m. $20, FREE for children younger than 12. The Ski and Heritage Museum/Forest Service Park, 180 First Ave. E., Ketchum, 208-726-8118, ksvhs. com. THE WINTER’S TALE—The Idaho Shakespeare Festival presents its rendition of the Bard’s romantic fairy tale. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221,

Citizen ROCK FOR WATER SAFETY—This fundraiser features performances by Pinto Bennett, Bill Coffey, SFM: Steve Fulton Music, The Divas of Boise, Reilly Coyote, Rebecca Scott and Deb Sager, Cherie Buckner-Webb, Brad Aggen and the Neckid Rednecks, Joshua Tree, Andy Byron, Johnny Butler, The Moody Jews and more. A silent auction will also take place. Jim Everett, director and CEO of the YMCA, will deliver a keynote address. Proceeds go to the Mason Goldberg Foundation, which focuses on water awareness and safety. 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Humpin’ Hannah’s, 621 Main St., Boise, 208-345-7557.

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Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-9060658,

RAW ARTISTS: RADIATE—RAW showcases local talent in film, music, performance art, fashion, hair/makeup and all visual arts in a cocktail event with DJ Myko and MC Dylan Haas. Featuring the short film Crawlspace, singer-songwriter Cassie Lewis, band Muffalo, Off Center Dance Studio, Ophidia Studio, Mazana bellydance troupe and a fashion show featuring Brianna Allen’s line Native. See for more info. See Picks, Page 20. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 adv., $15 door. Powerhouse Event Center, 621 S. 17th St., Boise, 208-433-0197,

JOHN AND JEN, THE MUSICAL—See Thursday. 7 p.m. $10 general admission, $5 with valid student ID. Rocky Mountain High School, 5450 N. Linder Road, Meridian, 208-350-4340, rmhs.


THERE’S CHINESE TUNNELS UNDER BOISE!—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $15 adv., $18 door. Boise WaterCooler, 1401 W. Idaho St., Boise.

MARISSA MEYER READING— Marissa Meyer, one of this year’s best-selling young adult authors, will be in store to promote her latest book, Cinder, a modern retelling of the Cinderella fairytale. 7 p.m. Rediscovered Books, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3764229,

FRIDAY AUG. 17 Festivals & Events

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LIQUID LAUGHS: BRIAN MCKIM—See Thursday. Buy one ticket, get one free for the late show. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379,

TWELFTH NIGHT—See Thursday. 6 p.m., $20, FREE for children younger than 12. Ski and Heritage Museum/Forest Service Park, 180 First Ave. E., Ketchum, 208-726-8118, WESTERN ACTION ADVENTURE SHOW AND DINNER—Enjoy an original Western farce by Bob LaVelle. Your night begins with a covered-wagon ride through a 60-acre ranch. Guests can enjoy a full barbecue buffet dinner with reserved dinner-and-show seat-


THE WINTER’S TALE—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208336-9221, idahoshakespeare. org.

Workshops & Classes E-READER PETTING ZOO— Learn about the features of popular eReaders and how to use them to download books from the Library. 9 a.m. FREE. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, 208-562-4995,

Art SILVER LININGS EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION—Treasure Valley Artists’ Alliance members exhibit work that interprets, expresses or illuminates the phrase, “Every cloud has a silver lining.” Show runs weekdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Thursday, Oct. 25. For more info, email 5-8 p.m. FREE. Boise State Public Radio, 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise,


TOUR PRE FAT—This Tour de Fat pre-party will feature live music, Radio Boise DJs, performance art and on-site bicycle shop mechanics who will help get your ride ready for the next day’s festivities. A raffle will also take place. City Peanut Shop will have peanut varieties available. See Picks, Page 20. 3-10 p.m. FREE. Downtown Boise on Eighth Street between Idaho and Bannock streets.



15TH ANNUAL WINEFEST—Wine vendors will pour tastings of hundreds of imported and domestic wines, which can be purchased by the bottle or case. Basque Block restaurants will provide a variety of delicious tapas to savor while you peruse the silent auction, watch the Oinkari Basque Dancers and enjoy the festive ambiance of the street. For tickets, call 208-343-2671. See Picks, Page 20. 5:30 p.m. $27-$30, $100 for four. Basque Block, 601 Grove St., Boise.

LEGALLY BLONDE—The hilarious MGM film is now a smash hit musical. 8 p.m. $12-$24. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523,

ing, or tickets can be purchased for the show only. Advance reservations are required. 6 p.m. $15-$45. Coolwater Creek Event Center, 7355 S. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-887-7880,

WESTERN IDAHO FAIR—Enjoy fair food, carnival rides, vendor booths, Knights of the Realm jousting show, shark encounter, frisbee dog show, mountain boarding big air show, prime people-watching and more at this annual event. See for a full schedule. See Picks, Page 21. Noon-11 p.m. $2-$7 admission. Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650,

On Stage COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: RICK PULIDO—See Thursday. 7 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N.


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8 DAYS OUT Literature

Odds & Ends

NICK O’CONNELL READING— The Seattle author and mountaineer will discuss his latest novel, The Storms of Denali. 7 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Books, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208376-4229,

HELLZAPOPPIN SIDESHOW— This globally renowned pirate ship of a circus sideshow recalls the heyday of circus, mixed with modern presentations, performers and music. You’ll witness strange and unusual feats of mind over matter and deathdefying stunts. For more info, check out 9 p.m. $10. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise, 208-343-0886,

Citizen MERIDIAN EDUCATION FOUNDATION ONLINE AUCTION—The Meridian Education Foundation supports creative and innovative classroom programs. The online auction raises money to support teachers in the Meridian School District. 10 a.m.,

Animals & Pets BENEFIT CAR/DOG WASH— Proceeds from the donation-only event will benefit Helping Idaho Dogs, a local nonprofit designed to educate people on the importance of being responsible pet owners. Visit helpingidahodogs. org for more information, or call Broadview University at 208-5772900. Noon-4 p.m. Donations accepted. Broadview University, 750 E. Gala Court, Meridian, 1-866-253-7744,

Kids & Teens COMMUNITY CENTER BLOCK PARTY—Enjoy some family fun and games like a water a balloon toss, foosball and board games. The Boise Parks and Recreation mobile recreation van will coordinate capture the flag, dodgeball and field games. 107.1 FM KHITS will provide music and prizes. 5-7 p.m. FREE. Whitney Elementary School, 1609 S. Owyhee St., Boise.


LOCK-IN FOR KIDS—Get locked in at the Nampa Rec Center all night. Kids will enjoy movies, swimming, games and a pizza party. 7 p.m. $20-$25. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208468-5858,

Festivals & Events GIRL SCOUT GREENFEST— This family event promotes the preservation of our environment while celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouts. Featuring info booths from green businesses around Idaho, a variety of entertainment and a Girl Scout cookie booth. Visit for more information. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. FREE. Capitol Park, 601 W. Jefferson St., Boise.

MICRON MATH NIGHTS— Enjoy free admission for the entire family, math challenge tables and an interactive math presentation as part of Micron Foundation and Discovery Center of Idaho’s Math Fun d’Mentals program. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-343-9895,

KOKANEE OUTDOOR DAY— Celebrate the outdoors of Idaho and the kokanee salmon at this

EYESPY Real Dialogue from the naked city

festival, which includes free water games for kids, artist booths, conservation group booths and activities, gypsy fortuneteller, birds of prey, live music, salmon burgers, a beer garden, ice cream and more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. John Brogan Park, 35 miles up Idaho 21 from Boise, Idaho City. NEW BELGIUM TOUR DE FAT—Wear something colorful and enjoy a bike parade, performances by Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Sean Hayes, Yo-Yo People and Sssnakenstein—and, of course, New Belgium brews—at this annual festival celebrating two-wheeled rides. Visit for more info. See Picks, Page 20. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ann Morrison Park, Americana Boulevard, Boise. WESTERN IDAHO FAIR—See Friday. Noon-11 p.m. $2-$7 admission. Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650,

On Stage BILL MAHER—The Emmy-nominated comedian, social critic, political commentator, author and TV host will perform. Tickets available at, in select Treasure Valley Albertsons locations, at the Morrison Center box office or by calling 208-4261110. Win tickets from Boise Weekly. Visit the Promo Page to enter. See Arts, page 32. 8 p.m. $45-$75. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4261609, CINDERELLA—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $12-$24. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523, COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: RICK PULIDO—See Thursday. 7 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-9060658, THE IMAGINARY INVALID—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221, JOHN AND JEN, THE MUSICAL—See Thursday. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $10 general admission, $5 with valid student ID. Rocky Mountain High School, 5450 N. Linder Road, Meridian, 208-3504340, rmhs.meridianschools. org. LIQUID LAUGHS: BRIAN MCKIM—See Thursday. Buy one ticket, get one free for the late show. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, THERE’S CHINESE TUNNELS UNDER BOISE!—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $15 adv., $18 door. Boise WaterCooler, 1401 W. Idaho St., Boise. TWELFTH NIGHT—See Thursday. 6 p.m. $20, FREE for children younger than 12. Ski and Heritage Museum/Forest Service Park, 180 First Ave. E., Ketchum, 208-726-8118,

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8 DAYS OUT Concerts


PICNIC AT THE POPS: MUSIC OF GERSHWIN—Bring a picnic, blanket and come in your flip-flops to enjoy the music of the Boise Philharmonic with guest artists Michele and Jason Detwiler under the stars. Food and beverage vendors will be on site. Full bar available with ID. Visit for more info. Tickets available at See Picks, Page 20. 7:30 p.m. $22-$37, special prices for tables. Eagle River Pavilion, 827 E. Riverside Drive, Eagle, 208-938-2933.

Kids & Teens KIDS COOKING CLASS—Kids can learn about healthy breakfasts and participate in this hands-on cooking class. Fees will be donated to the Share Our Strength No Kids Hungry campaign. Class size is limited, reservations are required. Call 208-685-0455 to make a reservation. 4-5 p.m. $10. WilliamsSonoma, 350 N. Milwaukee St., Ste. 1077, Boise, 208-6850455, K’NEX—Tackle fun and challenging projects with K’nex. 2 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, Lake Hazel Branch, 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise, 208-2976700, TEEN ART STUDIO—Teens can explore cool art projects and techniques. 4 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, Lake Hazel Branch, 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise, 208-297-6700, adalib. org. TEEN NIGHT—Don’t miss this teens-only event, where you can try out science experiments you’ve always wanted to do. Explore the properties of hydrogen and liquid nitrogen while enjoying Pie Hole pizza and an endless supply of soda. 8 p.m. $8-$10. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-3439895,

SUNDAY AUG. 19 Festivals & Events WESTERN IDAHO FAIR—See Friday. Noon-11 p.m. $2-$7 admission. Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650,

On Stage THE BIBLE: THE COMPLETE WORD OF GOD (ABRIDGED)— See Wednesday. 7 p.m. $15, FREE for children younger than 12. NexStage Theatre, 120 S. Main St., Ketchum, 208-7262985. THE IMAGINARY INVALID—See Wednesday. 7 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221,

The hair is big and the laughs are bigger at Chinese Tunnels.

YOU’LL DIG CHINESE TUNNELS There’s Chinese Tunnels Under Boise! opens on a beat-up 1980s basement couch strewn with junk food and Nintendo controllers. Decked out in worn Star Wars and Metallica T-shirts, Dwayne and John rapid-fire nicknames at each other—dillrod and dicklicker—with practiced, brotherly ease. But from the first hilarious moments of Empty Boat Theatre’s new original play, it’s apparent that this Wayne and Garth/Beavis and Butthead/Bill and Ted duo will be much more than cliched comedic relief. Originally staged at Neurolux in 2000, There’s Chinese Tunnels Under Boise! was a much different play in its previous incarnation. Written by Nick Garcia, Tom Willmorth, Ira Amyx and Dale Slack, the play featured a hearty dose of political satire. The new rendition, penned by Garcia, keeps only the name and the central plot device, which is so ingenious, funny and arrestingly poignant it would be a shame to spoil it here. There’s Chinese Tunnels UnThe production follows the der Boise! runs Wednesday, friendship of Dwayne, played Aug. 15-Saturday, Aug. 18, 8 with wide-eyed earnestness by p.m., $15-$18. Dwayne Blackaller, and John, THE WATERCOOLER played with ham-fisted hilarity 1401 W. Idaho St. by John Adkins, as they embark theemptyboattheatrecomon an adventure to find Boise’s legendary Chinese Tunnels. Dwayne is hoping to impress an old flame, Lina, who’s back in town to visit from Seattle sporting black clothes and snotty affectations. Peppered with references to Pojos, Pronto Pups, the Brass Lamp and 7-11, Chinese Tunnels is teeming with nods to old-school Boise, a device that elicits knowing chuckles from the audience and readily separates the Boise OGs from the imports. “John burned down the Eastman Building last winter, but don’t worry, they’ll fill that hole in no time,” Dwayne tells Lina, explaining what has gone down since she’s been away. But under this comedic veil lurks much darker sentiment. Dwayne, Lina and John are still struggling with the death of Dwayne’s party-boy brother, Ricky. And in the years that have passed since he died, each has interpreted the tragic events through a different lens. “You have a really different take on everything than I do,” says Lina, played by the lovely Anne McDonald. Ultimately, there’s Chinese Tunnels Under Boise! is an exploration of memory and perception: the way our minds fill in details that aren’t necessarily true and forever alter the paths we take. It’s a refreshing and tender treatment of this very relatable theme, wrapped in comedy, adventure and innumerable references to The Legend of Zelda and Pink Floyd. Empty Boat is to be commended for this well conceived and thoroughly entertaining original production. —Tara Morgan

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8 DAYS OUT KYLE KINANE’S KEEP MISTAKIN’ TOUR—The comedian will make a stop in Boise for one night. Kinane has been a guest on Comedy Central Presents, The Very Funny Show and Last Call with Carson Daly. Tickets are available at Liquid or Solid, or by calling 208-9412459. See Picks, Page 21. 8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, TWELFTH NIGHT—See Thursday. 6 p.m. $20, FREE for children younger than 12. Ski and Heritage Museum/Forest Service Park, 180 First Ave. E., Ketchum, 208-726-8118,

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for children younger than 12. NexStage Theatre, 120 S. Main St., Ketchum, 208-726-2985. THE WINTER’S TALE—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221,

Literature AUTHOR VISIT: ALAN MINSKOFF—Idaho Wine Country author Alan Minskoff visits the Library at Collister. Wine tasting to follow at Salt Tears Noshery. 7 p.m. FREE. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, 208-562-4995,

WEDNESDAY AUG. 22 Festivals & Events WESTERN IDAHO FAIR—See Friday. Noon-11 p.m. $2-$7 admission. Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-2875650,

On Stage THE BIBLE: THE COMPLETE WORD OF GOD (ABRIDGED)—See Wednesday, Aug. 15. 9:30 p.m. $15, FREE for children younger than 12. NexStage Theatre, 120 S. Main St., Ketchum, 208-726-2985. THE WINTER’S TALE—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221,

A ZHOO ZHOO AFFAIRE AT HELLS CANYON WINERY—Enjoy a women-and-wine event, featuring Zhoo Zhoo wines, Madonna Enchanted, Ella Rose Minerals, candles from My Fragrant Home, Whole Health Chiropractic and pin-up hairstyles. Fee includes a stemless glass and tasting. Call 208-454-3300 for tickets. 2-7 p.m. $10 adv., $12 door. Hells Canyon Winery, 18835 Symms Road, Caldwell, 208-4543300,

Art BOB ROSS-STYLE PAINTING—Pick up a brush and put your dreams on canvas. Taught by a certified Bob Ross instructor, this four-hour oil painting class is suitable for beginners. All supplies included to complete a landscape painting in class. Register by Friday prior to class. Noon-4 p.m. $45-$50. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858,

MONDAY AUG. 20 Festivals & Events WESTERN IDAHO FAIR—See Friday. Noon-11 p.m. $2-$7 admission. Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-2875650,

On Stage THE BIBLE: THE COMPLETE WORD OF GOD (ABRIDGED)—See Wednesday. 7 p.m. $15, FREE for children younger than 12. NexStage Theatre, 120 S. Main St., Ketchum, 208-726-2985. JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $10-$18. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523, starlightmountaintheatre. com.

Food & Drink PAELLA CLASS—Learn the traditional techniques of preparing seafood, chorizo and chicken paella, as well as olive tempenade. Price includes wine tasting, tapas and instruction. Pre-registration required. 6 p.m. $35. Basque Market, 608 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-433-1208,

TUESDAY AUG. 21 Festivals & Events WESTERN IDAHO FAIR—See Friday. Noon-11 p.m. $2-$7 admission. Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-2875650,



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THE HILLS HAVE EARS Cliffside freeloading is a spur in Idaho Botanical Garden’s saddle ANDREW CRISP Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy called them “freeloaders.” Leslie Feist called them “desert people.” But Renee White, director of events and marketing at Idaho Botanical Garden, called the people who sneak into the hills to watch the Knitting Factory’s Outlaw Field concert series without paying simply, “the hill people.”

Get the story on Storie Grubb at Red Room Saturday, Aug. 25.


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Boise’s RevoltRevolt is dropping a new album. The band’s second record, Latah Nights, will hit shelves Tuesday, Aug. 21, courtesy of Seattle label Spark and Shine Records, which also released the band’s debut, Chordata. The eight tracks of grungish alt-rock and dark pop that make up Latah Nights were recorded in 2011 by Seattle producer Conrad Uno, who has previously worked with bands like Mudhoney, Zeke and The Presidents of the United States of America. True to its double-fetish, the band will play two record release shows, an all-ages set at The Crux Friday, Aug. 17, at 6 p.m., and then a 21-and-up show at Neurolux Saturday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. Cerberus Rex, Hungry for More and Hot Lava will open at The Crux, and Jumping Sharks, Sandusky Furs and Ralph Mugot will open at Neurolux. After Latah Nights is officially released into the wild, RevoltRevolt will leave on a national tour supporting some new act no one has heard of, Built to Spill. Speaking of revolting, you can be fashionably rebellious by getting shitfaced in the desert while bands are probably playing at the third annual LANDLOCKED! Hosted by Boise Idaho Pyrate Punx, the festival will feature punk bands from around the Northwest playing Friday, Aug. 24-Saturday, Aug. 25. Highlights include Seattle’s Dreadful Children, Boise punks Bone Dance and Piranhas BC, and one-man weird-fest The Sneezz. That show costs $5, which includes camping fees. The location will be announced soon via But if you want your punk a little more subdued, you’re in luck because The Melvins have taken a cue from soda companies and re-envisioned themselves as The Melvins Lite, a three-piece version of the band with upright bass. The Melvins Lite will hit Boise Saturday, Sept. 8, as part of its attempt to set the Guinness World Record for fastest tour of the United States, covering Alaska to Hawaii from Wednesday, Sept. 5-Thursday, Oct. 25. Also announced for September is a show from those fellows with the hair colored yellow, the ones running for the door: Lynyrd Skynyrd. Though the band is Ronnie Van Zant-less, the Southern rockers will still jam out at the Idaho Center Amphitheater Friday, Sept. 28. Tickets run $39.50-$59.50. Finally, after a too-long hiatus, Boise folk-punks Storie Grubb and the Holy Wars is back in action and causing a ruckus with a string of new shows, including one at Red Room Saturday, Aug. 25. —Josh Gross

“It surprises me how many of the artists mention them,” said White. An artist’s view from the stage at any Outlaw concert shows a sea of people, followed by Idaho Botanical Garden foliage, the Old Idaho Penitentiary—and then often more than 100 “hill people” perched on rocks like colorful billy goats, legs dangling from precipices. “We’re basically like a drive-in movie for grown-ups … and the kids on the hill are all on peyote,” laughed Feist during her show. “Tickets were $50? Shit, I’d probably be up there, too,” joked Tweedy. On Aug. 2, Boise Weekly went native to quiz the hill people about their habits, ascending into the nosebleed section for a show by Cracker, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd and the Monsters and Barenaked Ladies, which was sold out.

amphitheater, from which hundreds enjoyed “I just told my friend I was coming down free concerts. here after work,” said Renee Jessome, an “We’re lucky,” said Harris. “I mean, this employee at Micron. “She’d never heard of it is Boise, we have Foothills. It’s not our fault before.” we have beautiful Foothills. And it’s not like Jessome and her friend, Holly Staffen, sat you’re getting the full concert feel.” in red folding lawn chairs, a cooler between In most groups on the hill, talking took them. Bottles of Corona sweated in their cup precedence over listening. Eric and Carrie holders. Their view showed the Elliott gestured to a footlong sub sandwich in tops of green trees and a sliver of the crowd, but provided a passable their cooler. “We like to be able to take the dog places,” view of the brightly lit stage. she said while patting her pooch. Eric said “It’s not that I couldn’t afford they are casual listeners, not regular concertit,” Jessome said. “I give money goers, and that the hills let them find out to the Idaho Botanical Garden. I want to be spur-of-the-moment ... I about new bands without paying for expensive tickets. They said they’d readily pay to see can come up here when I wan. My The Eagles or Elton John. kids can run around.” “We don’t have to know the band And she didn’t have to to be up here,” he said. “This is only pay for her kids to get in, half the show. The other half is being who she said may not enjoy outdoors, watching the sunset.” the music. Another couple, Kevin Mullin and Blues Traveler frontman Margo Katula, sat farther back near John Popper had some the largest seating section in the hills. choice words for the casual VIDEO: Watch Blankets and children were more crowd. He began by giving interviews with the hill people. common there, with larger groups a shout out to the hillfolk. mingling rather than listening intently. Every person on the hill “If you don’t blow the 80 bucks whooped in unison and for the tickets, you can take this nice lady waved. out to dinner,” said Mullin, gesturing to his “There are people on the partner. “The only thing about being up here, mountainside, too!” said Popper. there’s no restroom.” “Course they didn’t buy a ticket Mullin said it was their first trip to the hills, or anything. Cheap bastards in the but they plan to return for Norah Jones. bleachers. They must have binocu“I told him that even if we didn’t get to lars up there. They had money for hear the music, we could sit up here and have the binoculars, of course.” a picnic. The music is just the icing on the Popper spent close to two cake,” said Katula. minutes talking about the hill But the series’ organizers would prefer people. While it started off tonguefolks hear the music from inside the gates. in-cheek, he eventually sounded “The best way for us to keep bringing annoyed. great shows to Boise is for people to support “We love the people up on the those shows by purchasing tickets,” said Greg hill, we do,” he said sarcastically. Marchant, senior vice president for developAndrea Harris stood in the ment and expansion at Knitting Factory. middle of one of the hillside trails, “If everybody tried to watch from the wearing a tan Blues Traveler T-shirt. In her outside, obviously we couldn’t produce the purse was a small box of wine. She said she concerts anymore,” he added. was a longtime fan of the band but didn’t Idaho Botanical Garden has enlisted a volthink Blues Traveler would be annoyed that unteer during show nights who stands guard she was freeloading. at the path. But he doesn’t bar “It’s awesome,” she said. folks from hiking into the hills, “It’s free and you get your Outlaw Field Concerts run instead, he asks them to clean exercise. I like hiking up here through Sunday, Sept. 9. up after themselves. anyway.” IDAHO BOTANICAL “I think people go up there Harris said she came to the GARDEN to really party. I think if you hills for Widespread Panic last 2355 Old Penitentiary Road really want to come listen to year, and for another band she 208-343-8649 the artist, you come inside the couldn’t remember. She said she gates. You can’t really hear up doesn’t go to a lot of concerts there; it’s not a good concert and couldn’t name a band that experience. It’s hot, it’s dusty, it’s dirty,” White she’d paid to see recently. said. “If you want to just hang out with your Sneaking into concerts isn’t a new phefriends and talk, there’s not much we can do nomenon. In 2011, the University of Utah about that.” fenced off the hill above its Red Butte Garden WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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GUIDE WEDNESDAY AUG. 15 ALIVE AFTER FIVE—Featuring Hot Club Sandwich with Dada Sol. 5 p.m. FREE. Grove

MARLENE, MARLENE—With The New Slang and The Unitahs. 8 p.m. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage NORTH—With Name and The Deadlight Effect. 9 p.m. $3. Red Room


THE DEVIL WHALE—8 p.m. $5. Flying M Coffeegarage

B3 SIDE—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s


PAMELA DEMARCHE—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian


REBECCA SCOTT—7:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub

GREAT GARDEN ESCAPE—Featuring Boise Straight Ahead. 6 p.m. $10, $7 IBG members. Idaho Botanical Garden


RYAN WISSINGER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid


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

SHON SANDERS—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown

THE JACKS—7 p.m. FREE. Buster’s

DAN COSTELLO TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

BURLEY GRIMES—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s CHRIS GUTIERREZ—6 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe FRIM FRAM FELLAS—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill GAYLE CHAPMAN—With Robb Howell. 5:30 p.m. FREE. Sandbar

STEVE EATON—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers STEVE EATON AND PHIL GARONZIK—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers SUMMER BEACH BLAST—With the Rocci Johnson Band. 9:30 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s SWINGIN’ UTTERS—8 p.m. $12 adv., $15 door. Shredder

GRIEVES AND BUDO—10 p.m. $10. Reef JIM FISHWILD—6 p.m. FREE. Highland’s Hollow JIMMY BIVENS—6:30 p.m. FREE. Roseberry Townsite JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLYGOATS—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s KATIE MORELL—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown LARRY CONKLIN—11:30 a.m. FREE. Shangri-La

THURSDAY AUG. 16 AMY WEBER—With the Ben Burdick Trio. 8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s BEN BURDICK—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers BROCK BARTEL—6:30 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe

JOHN JONES TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers NAOMI PSALM—9:30 p.m. FREE. Reef NEW SLANG—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s POOL PARTY—9:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid ROBERT JAMES—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid SALLY TIBBS—With Kevin Kirk. 5:30 p.m. FREE. Sandbar

BAND OF BUSKERS—8 p.m. FREE. The Crux CHRIS RENE—8 p.m. FREE with fair admission. Expo Idaho

DOUGLAS CAMERON—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub GAYLE CHAPMAN—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid HARMONY FALLS—8 p.m. $8. Knitting Factory JERKWADZ—With Meat Balls and Third Base. 9 p.m. FREE. Red Room JOHN CAZAN—5 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel THE JOHN JONES GROUP—5:30 p.m. FREE. Sandbar

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

LIMEHOUSE—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye

SHAKIN NOT STIRRED—7 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel

ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s

THURSDAY THUNDER—Featuring Pilot Error. 6 p.m. FREE. Edwards 22

RYAN WISSINGER—9 p.m. FREE. Solid SAFETY ORANGE—10 p.m. $3. Grainey’s





“Weird Al” Yankovic is frequently passed off as a novelty artist. And while it’s true that his comedic parodies carry novelty elements, what’s generally overlooked is how talented the man is with everything from a clever turn of phrase, to truly ripping accordion solos to the ability to expertly execute difficult vocals across different styles of music. It’s also rarely acknowledged that many of his best songs are originals. Some like “You Make Me,” are written in the style of a band or artist he admires, and others like “Stuck in a Closet With Vanna White,” “This is the Life” or “I’ll be Mellow When I’m Dead” are just killer original tunes. And then there’s the unmatched precision of his live show—a tightly staged tour de force of costume changes, video projections, comedy skits, choreographed dance routines and top-notch musicianship. To see Weird Al live and pass it off as nothing more than a novelty act requires Herculean effort. —Josh Gross

Legend has it Houston, Texas, rockers ZZ Top copped its name from combining “Zig Zag” and “Top” brand rolling papers. However, ask dueling guitarists Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill, or their beardless drummer Frank Beard, and they’ll tell you it came from the band’s roots: the blues. A poster for Texas blues legend ZZ Hill pasted on the wall of a dive bar was the real inspiration. Originally favoring “ZZ King” to pay homage to B.B. King, the trio settled on “Top” since King is “the tops.” The trio has been distilling its brand of Southern rock and blues since 1969, selling more than 50 million albums. Although their beards are whiter now, ZZ Top’s members still drop guitar riffs and innuendos aplenty on tracks like “Tush” and “Pearl Necklace.” These sharp-dressed men will bring all that and more to Eagle River Pavilion Tuesday, Aug. 21. —Andrew Crisp

7:30 p.m., FREE with fair admission. Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City,

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CONCERTS IN THE GARAGE—Featuring a.k.a. Belle and Boise Rock School bands. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise Rock School

With Nashville Pussy. 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show, $39.50-$99.50. Eagle River Pavilion, 827 E. Riverside Drive, Eagle, 208-938-2933, WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

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

JOHN HANSEN—9 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s

SARX—With Max Bundles, Ill Effect, PraDuh and BP, IllUMNeye and the True Ghouls. 9 p.m. $6. Shredder

KEVIN KIRK TRIO—6:30 p.m. FREE. Sandbar

TOM HOGARD—7:30 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s WORKING DJS—10 p.m. $3. Grainey’s Basement

PARLOURS—8 p.m. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage REVOLT REVOLT—With Jumping Sharks, Sandusky Furs and Ralph Mugot. 7 p.m. $5. Neurolux ROBIN SCOTT—7 p.m. FREE. Orphan Annie’s

SATURDAY AUG. 18 ANDY FRASCO AND THE U.N.— 10 p.m. $5. Reef ARMED AND HAMMERED (BAKER/BRASHER)—8:30 p.m. FREE. Ha’ Penny BAND OF BUSKERS—8 p.m. FREE. Burger Belly THE DRY SEASON—With Vibragun and Red Hands Black Feet. 9 p.m. $3. Red Room ERIC GRAE—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill FRANK MARRA—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers GAYLE CHAPMAN—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid JACKALOPE SAINTS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s RON GREENE AND THE RIGHT—With Brian Bateman Blend and Actual Depiction. 9:30 p.m. $2. Liquid RYAN WISSINGER—9 p.m. FREE. Solid SAFETY ORANGE—10 p.m. $3. Grainey’s THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. $5. Buffalo Club SHON SANDERS—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub



JOHNNY SHOES—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid

FRANK MARRA—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers


PUNK MONDAY—8 p.m. $3. Liquid

LIGHT SYSTEM—With March of the Martyrs, The Maladroids and The Deadlight Effect. 10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s Basement

RED FEATHER MONDAYS—Featuring Bernie Reilly. 8 p.m. FREE. Red Feather

MUSIC FROM STANLEY—Featuring Jackalope Saints. 4 p.m. FREE. Redfish Lake Lodge NICKY CLICK—With Scream Club. 8 p.m. $3. Neurolux

TRAVIS WARD—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid

PAT RICE—1:30 p.m. FREE. Solid THE REBECCA SCOTT BAND— 1:30 p.m. FREE. Sandbar SCUM EATING—With Microbabies, The Sneezz and Slave Graves. 9 p.m. $3. Red Room THE SIDEMEN: GREG PERKINS AND RICK CONNOLLY—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

WORKING DJS—10 p.m. $3. Grainey’s Basement

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

TUESDAY AUG. 21 ATYPICAL TUESDAYS—Featuring Howth, Storie Grubb and the Holy Wars, Duckmandu and Adventure Galley. 8:30 p.m. $3. Red Room

NOAH PETERSON—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s

GAYLE CHAPMAN—With Robb Howell. 5:30 p.m. FREE. Sandbar

RADIO BOISE TUESDAYS—Featuring JD Kindle, Eastern Oregon Playboys and The Very Most. 7 p.m. $3. Neurolux

JEFF SMART—6 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe

WEIRD AL YANKOVIC— See Listen Here, Page 30. 7:30 p.m. FREE with fair admission. Expo Idaho ZZ TOP—See Listen Here, Page 30. 6 p.m. $39.50-$99.50. Eagle River Pavilion

JIM FISHWILD—6 p.m. FREE. Highland’s Hollow JOE WALSH—8 p.m. $49.50$149.50. Revolution JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLYGOATS—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s KILEY AND ELLIE SHAW—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown LARRY CONKLIN—11:30 a.m. FREE. Shangri-La


PAUL DRAGONE—5 p.m. FREE. Shangri-La

ALIVE AFTER FIVE—Featuring the Lions with Thomas Paul and Friends. 5 p.m. FREE. Grove Plaza

RYAN WISSINGER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid


BARBARA LAING—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid

BEN BURDICK—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown


CHRIS YOUNG—7:30 p.m. FREE with fair admission. Expo Idaho

REILLY COYOTE—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

STEVE EATON AND PHIL GARONZIK—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers TRAVIS WARD—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian TWIN SUNNS—With Uintahs and The Bare Bones. 8:30 p.m. $3. Red Room

THE COUNTRY CLUB—5:30 p.m. FREE. Sandbar DAN COSTELLO—With Ben Burdick. 8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers


DAN COSTELLO—7:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub


NORAH JONES—7 p.m. $62. Idaho Botanical Garden

TRIO43—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

ZACK QUINTANA—8 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s


NATHAN MOODY—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge

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THE MAHERAJAH High king of controversy, Bill Maher, stands up to Boise JOSH GROSS

TVAA’s Angela Neiwert explores Silver Linings.


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“I see image ads on CNN for people like Barack Obama’s re-election campaign—is Campbell Brown, you know, ‘She doesn’t excited about a gig in a Boise, but he said the pull any punches,’” Maher said. “Everyone red state shows are actually better. wants to take that mantle on themselves as “There’s a small bit of enthusiasm above we tell it straight, but I think the proof is in normal when I go to places that you wouldn’t the pudding.” think I would be well received,” said Maher. And that stance has cost him. “I don’t know for sure, but my analysis is that The most notable place was Politically they’re glad I didn’t write them off.” Incorrect, which was not renewed after Maher Maher said a strong reception also helps said he didn’t believe the 9/11 hijackers were make up for his lackluster early days in comcowards, something his staff refers to as “the edy. But his red state gigs aren’t just about tragic events of 9/17.” ego stroking. And then there’s the Emmys. Maher has “When you get 3,000 screaming atheists in been nominated 29 times but never won, Huntsville, Ala., you know something about something he chalks up to ruffling a few too America,” Maher said. “That marbled in with many feathers on the voting committee. the rednecks, there’s a lot of people that don’t “Twenty-nine times, you’d think, just by think that way, even in the reddest places.” clerical error, I’d have won it at least a couple It’s a strangely optimistic view from of times by now,” Maher said. someone vilified as caustic and negative. But And that says nothing of the firestorm the truth is that Maher’s willingness to mingle lobbed against him by conservative pundits, with those he maligns and to hear them out who call him a misogynist and a hate monger. publicly, even if it means going 10 rounds “Fox News is obsessed,” said Maher. “I with them in front of a live TV audience, has can’t even guess what they’re going to be largely set him apart from other comedians pissed off about after a show on Friday, but and pundits over the course of his career. sure enough, on their website Saturday, you’ll Not only does Maher’s show frequently see Pig Maher—which is their name for me— feature staunch conservatives like Ann Couland then something I said and how awful it is ter and Grover Norquist, but he also perfor America, blah blah blah.” forms regularly in the red flyover states and Clearly, Maher doesn’t take that sort of defends them to the so-called liberal elite as thing seriously, but that doesn’t mean he lacks having all the same stuff and the same sorts self-reflection. of people as the coastal blues. But it was a “I have a hard time sleeping every Friday long, uphill battle to get there. When Maher night, because a few hours after the show, I’ll started in comedy in the late ’70s, offering start turning the show over in my mind and up opinions, especially in political matters, there’s always something I regret,” he said. was verboten. And even though Maher has a packed “I remember vividly when we started Politischedule, he’s never stopped doing stand-up. cally Incorrect in ’93 and everyone said, ‘You “I call it my hobby,” Maher said. “But can’t do this. You can’t be a talk show host I just mean that it’s not my day job. But it who tells the audience so blatantly what is what I love to work on, and I work on it your opinion is on all these issues because constantly and meticulously.” you’ll alienate half of them,’” Maher said. It shows. Maher is ranked at No. 38 on But Politically Incorrect had a lengthy Comedy Central’s list of the 100 Greatest run on Comedy Central from 1993-1997 Stand-ups of All-Time (just ahead of Billy and then on ABC from 1997-2002. Maher Crystal) and has shot 10, one-hour stand-up said the show proved that viewers didn’t specials. have to agree with the host to watch the But Maher doesn’t have time to sneak into show, something that he feels laid the comedy clubs to work out new routines. After groundwork for comedians like Jon 30 years, he just knows what works. Stewart and Stephen Colbert. “I know people do it—Chris Rock does it, But that doesn’t mean Maher Jerry Seinfeld does it. thinks he’s I don’t know. I’m not shilling for saying I’m better than the left. He Saturday, Aug. 18, 8 p.m., $45-$75. them, I’m just saying may have MORRISON CENTER I don’t need to do it,” donated 2201 W. Cesar Chavez Lane Maher said. “After so the GDP 208-426-1110 many years, I just hear of a small it in my head; it just nation works out.” to the Though another Boise slam probably isn’t Obama campaign and called on Maher’s list of things that will work at The Sarah Palin a cunt, but he sees Morrison Center, you never know. Maher has it as calling bullshit wherever made a career out of breaking the rules. and however he sees it. LO T AL BE RT O TO

People have long tried to make the Bible seem less long. In addition to the Brick Testament’s painstaking recreation of Bible stories with Legos, Brad Neely created a hilarious animated video for Genesis 19: “Long ago, there were these two awful towns, Sodom, named after sodomy, and Gomorrah, which was named after an even weirder move.” Following in these facetious footsteps, The Sun Valley Shakespeare Festival is presenting The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged). The play is described as “an affectionate, irreverent roller coaster ride from fig leaves to Final Judgment as three comic actors tackle the great theological questions: Did Adam and Eve have navels? Did Moses really look like Charlton Heston? And why isn’t the word ‘phonetic’ spelled the way it sounds?” The Bible stars Steve D’Smith, Will Hemmings and Matt Gorby and runs through Wednesday, Aug. 22, at NexStage Theatre in Ketchum, 120 S. Main St. Tickets are $15 or FREE for children younger than 12. And speaking of the heavenly realm, the Treasure Valley Artists’ Alliance is preparing to unveil a new exhibit, Sliver Linings, that interprets the saying, “every cloud has a silver lining.” An opening reception for the show will take place Friday, Aug. 17, from 5-8 p.m. at the Boise State Public Radio offices, 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd. The show will be open for viewing weekdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Thursday, Oct. 25. For more info, email Moving from a silver lining to silver coins, the City of Meridian is currently seeking proposals for the Meridian Split Corridor Phase Two Public Art Project, which has a $75,000 budget. Artwork “must promote environmental responsibility and sustainability, particularly as to recycling efforts and wise use of energy and other resources, and should incorporate recycled, reused or repurposed materials.” For the first stage of the project, the city is inviting artists to submit general qualifications for design, fabrication and installation by 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10. In the second stage, up to three finalists will be asked to submit proposals. For more info, contact Emily Kane at And in other call-to-artists news, the College of Western Idaho Art Department is seeking applications for its Visiting Artist program. One fall semester artist and one spring semester artist will present a public lecture, teach a workshop and hold studio critiques with art students. Selected artists will be paid $500 for the three-day program. For more info, contact Brenda Fisher at —Tara Morgan

In a closing monologue for his show Real Time on HBO, comedian Bill Maher slammed Boise as one of the only places that will soon remain acceptable to the right, alongside “Branson, Missouri, and a nursing home in Florida with the six remaining Cubans who still give a shit about Castro.” But even after firing a cheap shot like that, Maher admitted he’s excited to perform at The Morrison Center Saturday, Aug. 18. “I have been bugging my agent to play your town for a long time,” he told Boise Weekly “Because I have never been there and Jerry [Seinfeld] told me it was good.” It may seem odd that Maher—a self-described pot smoking atheist, a semi-frequent dater of porn stars, the man that Fox christened “Pig Maher” for his seeming romance with vulgarity, and a $1 million contributor to President



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LISTINGS/SCREEN Special Screenings


IS SHE OR ISN’T SHE BOISE CLASSIC MOVIES: REAR WINDOW—See story, Page 35. Thursday, Aug. 16, 8 p.m. $9 adv., $11 door. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, EVIL WINE SHOW—Check out the debauchery of the Evil Wine Show’s season two, episode six. Monday, Aug. 20, 9:30 p.m. FREE. The Red Room Tavern, 1519 W. Main St., Boise, 208-331-0956, GUILTY PLEASURES—See story, Page 35. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 7-9 p.m. $15. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222, MOVIES FOR A CAUSE: MAMMA MIA—Join the Caldwell Wildcats for a movie in the park in support of Special Olympics Idaho. Movies start at dusk and food/drinks will be available for purchase. Movies TBD. Contact Barb Williams at for more information. Friday, Aug. 17, Caldwell Memorial Park, Kimball and Grant streets, Caldwell. MOVIES IN THE GARDEN: HAIRSPRAY—Pack a picnic, bring a blanket and enjoy movies on the outdoor big screen. Food and beverage vendors will provide snacks and summer treats. Movies start at dusk. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 7 p.m. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: HUGO—Enjoy food, face painting, live music, family friendly games coordinated by the Boise Parks and Recreation mobile recreation van staff and the featured movie, shown on 30-foot inflatable screen. Movie begins at dusk. Saturday, Aug. 18, 7 p.m. FREE. Gene Harris Bandshell, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., in Julia Davis Park, Boise, NOBODY CARES—Catch the Boise premiere of this tale of a man with eight-and-a-half days to make up for his awful life, followed by a questionand-answer session with director Travis Swartz. Thursday, Aug. 16, 7-9 p.m. $8. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., 208-342-4222,


Ruby Sparks is a highly original fable GEORGE PRENTICE Ruby Sparks, an adult fairy tale that leans more toward the Brothers Grimm than Mother Goose, is a late summer revelation. The film launches Zoe Kazan as Hollywood’s newest double-threat: lead actress and screenwriter of one of the season’s freshest conceits. In a nice bit of irony, Kazan has crafted her own star turn as Ruby in a tale of an author who conjures the perfect woman— via his Smith Corona typewriter—in an is-she-or-isn’t-she-real paradox. Equal parts Harvey and Pygmalion, with extra Sparks fly when a writer conjures up a fictional girlfriend, Ruby Sparks, who then appears in real life. splashes of Annie Hall and Frankenstein, Kazan’s recipe turns out to be quite original (Night at the Museum), Chris Messina figment may unlock his writing shackles, and negotiates the tricky topics of loneliCalvin begins to type feverishly, filling pages (Vicky Cristina Barcelona) and Aasif Manness, commitment and even misogyny with dvi (The Daily Show). intelligence and grace. In fact, Ruby Sparks with his Ruby Sparks fantasies. Behind the lens are husband and wife In an expertly executed bit of silliness, is not unlike dancing on a rooftop: one moJonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris in their presto, Ruby Sparks appears in Calvin’s ment romantic, the next dangerous as you kitchen, car, bed, you name it. At first, audi- first feature since 2006’s Oscar-nominated waltz too close to the edge. Little Miss Sunshine. They lay the foundaPaul Dano—Kazan’s real-life boyfriend— ences may assume that we’ve been down tion for a nice balance between a lightthis well-traveled road before—scores of plays nice-guy Calvin, a Los Angeles writer hearted fable and a complex morality play. films have introduced imaginary friends who found early literary success but is Instead of pulling the mask off what first as comic relief—but be forewarned: Ruby stunted by his professional and personal appears to be a picture-perfect relationship, is anything but blocks, due in large the directing team slowly unravels the ties imaginary. In fact, part to the recent that bind us, discarding them like so much she becomes the death of his father RUBY SPARKS (R) center of Calvin’s life, onion skin. and the dissolution Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris Great care is given to the movie’s delicate instantly embraced of a five-year relaStarring Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Annette Benresolution. Audiences may think they know by his family, which tionship. Lost in a ing and Antonio Banderas where this story is headed, but the cast includes delicious cobweb of self-doubt, Opens Friday, Aug. 17, at The Flicks cameos from Annette and crew produce something unexpectedly Calvin daydreams of magical and reflective. It’s satisfying stuff. Bening and Antonio being accepted on his My sense is that Ruby Sparks may enjoy Banderas as mother own terms. steady box office success as positive wordand stepfather. He imagines Ruby as an ideal girlfriend: The supporting cast features appearances of-mouth lures audiences in search of somequirky (but never to a fault), button-cute thing refreshing, vivid and incisive. from Elliott Gould (MASH), Steve Coogan and an insatiable lover. Presuming that his

A CAT IN PARIS—This animated story of a cat who lives a double life was nominated for an Academy Award. (PG) The Flicks


THE EXPENDABLES TWO—The all-star action cast of Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger return in a story of vengeance. (R) Edwards 9, 12, 14, 22


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HIT AND RUN—A nice guy risks everything when he breaks out of the witness-protection program to help his fiance in this film from the producer of Wedding Crashers. (R) Opens Wednesday, Aug. 22. Edwards 9, 12, 14, 22 THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN—Peter Hedges, the writer-director behind films such as What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, presents this magical story about a married couple that receive an odd surprise when a child is found on their doorstep one stormy night. (PG) Opens Wednesday, Aug. 15. Edwards 9, 12, 14, 22

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1. THE LORAX First week in release.

2. LOCKOUT Third week at No. 2.

3. SILENT HOUSE Dropped from No. 1 on Aug. 8.

4. THE THREE STOOGES Dropped from No. 3 on Aug. 8.

5. CASA DE MI PADRE First week in release.



PARANORMAN—This 3-D stop-motion animated comedy/ thriller tells the story of a small town under a zombie attack. (PG) Edwards 9, 12, 14, 22

Guilty Pleasures turns the lens on devotees of romance novels.

POV EXECUTIVE PRODUCER WILL SCREEN DOCS IN BOISE, KETCHUM POV is not about Simon Kilmurry’s point of view. But the executive producer of Public Broadcasting Service’s acclaimed and controversial series makes certain that many other viewpoints are examined. In between showcasing 14 to 16 original nonfiction documentaries on POV each season for the past 25 years, Kilmurry has picked up three Oscars, 27 Emmys, 13 Peabodys and scores of other awards. Idaho Public Television is hosting Kilmurry at two Idaho events, where he will screen two different documentaries, one in Boise and another in Ketchum. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at The Flicks, Kilmurry will show Julie Moggan’s Guilty Pleasures, which is billed as an “amusing and touching look at the global phenomenon of romance novels.” An official selection of the 2011 Amsterdam Film Festival, Guilty Pleasures portrays five romance devotees who must, ultimately, find their own realities away from pulp fiction. On Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Magic Lantern Cinema in Ketchum, Kilmurry will screen The City Dark, an examination of what some call the near-extinction of the night sky. Director Ian Cheney focused his lens on rural Maine and urban Manhattan to understand how artificial light pushes out natural starlight.

SPARKLE—Jordin Sparks stars in this film about a musical prodigy struggling to make it in the business while dealing with family issues set in the 1960s. (PG-13) Edwards 9, 12, 14, 22

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—George Prentice For event details, see Screen Listings, Page 34.

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THE BIG SCREEN/SCREEN SEE REAR WINDOW AT THE EGYPTIAN Hitch is hot. More than 30 years after his death and a half century since audiences screamed at The Birds and Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock—who was “unquestionably the greatest filmmaker to emerge from these islands,” according to Britain’s Daily Telegraph—is enjoying renewed popularity. The British Film Institute recently placed Vertigo at the top of its poll of the greatest films ever made, dislodging Citizen Kane for the first time in 50 years. On Wednesday, Sept. 19, Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies will unleash The Birds to the big screen for the first time in 50 years. And on Thursday, Aug. 16, one of Hitch’s best, the voyeuristic thriller Rear Window, will be showcased by Boise Classic Movies at the Egyptian Theatre. So far, BCM has let the public choose The Godfather and The Big Lebowski for its monthly screenings, which have proven extremely popular. Waiting in the wings, voters will soon be able to select from American Graffiti, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Jaws, The Princess Bride, Pulp Fiction, and The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. —George Prentice For event details, see Screen Listings, Page 34.

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Sun Valley’s Trail Creek Golf Course.

GOLF AWAY Idaho is racking up some more accolades in the world of rec, this time from Golf Magazine. The mag recently came out with its top 100 public courses list, as well as its list of the top courses in each state. On the top 100 list, Coeur d’Alene Resort landed at No. 93, while Circling Raven Golf Club in Worley ended up at No. 90. Circling Raven also took top honors on the best-of-Idaho list, followed by Coeur d’Alene Resort at No. 2, Osprey Meadows at Tamarack Resort at No. 3, Sun Valley Resort’s Trail Creek Course at No. 4 and McCall’s Whitetail course at No. 5. Sun Valley is jumping on the ranking as an excuse to announce its fall season special offers—yes, you read that right, we’re talking about a time when you don’t have to be on the course by 8 a.m. to beat the heat. The resort is offering a couple of stayand-play packages, including the Triple Play, which offers three rounds of golf and two nights lodging for $350 per person, double occupancy. The package is only available through Monday, Sept. 3, and Wednesday, Aug. 15-Saturday, Aug. 18, are blacked out, but if you can wiggle your way into a date that’s available, you can play any combination of the Trail Creek, Elkhorn or White Clouds courses. Golfers who aren’t quite so hard-core (and want a few more options for when they can play) should check out the Aspen Glow Golf Package, which offers a round on any of the three courses and one night of lodging for $140 per person, and is good from Tuesday, Sept. 4-Tuesday, Oct. 9. Those really looking for a deal can wait until October for the Late Fall package, which includes a round of golf and a night of lodging for $119 per person. For more info on the packages, visit If you’re looking for something a little closer to home to do with the whole family, Banbury Golf Course has a deal for the whole crew. Pay the $45 membership fee to join the Banbury Family Golf Association and you can play the course after 6 p.m. for only $7.50 per person. In September and October, the start time falls back to 5:30 p.m. for frugal golf families. Visit for more info and specials. —Deanna Darr

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 hits shelves in November.

The long-awaited Guild Wars 2 releases Saturday, Aug. 25.

The release of Madden at the end of August starts the onslaught of sports games.

POPULAR FRANCHISES ROUND OUT THE GAMING YEAR Move over summer, hello indoor gaming MICHAEL LAFFERTY With summer coming to a close and school fast approaching, the game developers and publishers know that gamers will be spending more time indoors. That means it’s time to crank up the machine, fly games out the door and prep for the end-of-the-year holidays. Oh, yeah, and there’s that minor bit of news that Nintendo is expected to release the next generation console, the Wii U, by the end of the year. But let’s bypass titles like God of War Saga (all five games in one bundled pack) and the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Set (scheduled for mid-September) that are merely trying to capitalize on the franchise without really turning out anything new. DOOM 3: BFG Edition (releases Saturday, Oct. 16, on PC, Mac, Linux, 360 and PS3), which features remastered versions of DOOM 3 and the Resurrection of Evil Add-on Pack, is another similar attempt to capture gaming dollars. Instead, let’s get right to the new games and break it down by category. Here are a few of the top releases we can expect to see in 2012:

ACTION, ADVENTURE AND HORROR! A few brand names immediately leap out and grab dedicated gamers by the throat. Names like Call of Duty, Halo, Battlefield or Medal of Honor. All of those titles have releases later this year. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 releases Tuesday, Nov. 13, on the Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Wii U. Halo 4 is targeting a Tuesday, Nov. 6, release date, exclusively to the 360. Battlefield 3: Armored Kill will release on the 360, PC and PS3 in September. There is also an online shooter component for the Battlefield franchise (titled End Game) slated for a fourth-quarter release, while Medal of Honor Warfighter heads for the PC and 360 on Tuesday, Oct. 23. For those who like to be creeped out on the go, Silent Hill: Book of Memories launches on the PlayStation Vita (Sony’s latest and somewhat-waning handheld) in October, just in time for Halloween. Resident Evil 6 (PS3, PC and 360) is a better bet in October, crawling onto retails shelves on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Square Enix tries its hand at a mash-up of classic Hollywood and Asian cinema with a third-quarter release of Sleeping Dogs on the PS3, PC and 360. Anything developed by Square Enix usually means amazing graphics. Speaking of mash-ups, Marvel vs. Capcom

Origins, a side-scrolling fighter that Capcom is renowned for, is a September publish. If the first Borderlands was your cup of apocalyptic tea, then you will be delighted to know that Borderlands 2 releases mid-September. Mass Effect 3: Leviathan (PS3, 360, Wii U, PC) explores the origin of the Reapers starting in the third quarter.

MOTION GAMING Get up and get moving is the theme, and several titles may well have players breaking a sweat. Wii Fit U, appropriately released for the Wii U, will release likely in conjunction with the console. If dancing in the dark is more to your liking (as in, dancing and exercising when no one can see you), Zumba Fitness Core, for the 360 Kinect and Wii, will samba onto store shelves in mid-October. If you have a secret fondness for things J.K. Rowling, third-quarter release Harry Potter for the Kinect (an adventure with hand motions) is based off all the books.

ROLE-PLAYING AND MMO GAMES For MMO buffs (that’s enthusiasts of massively multiplayer games), the end of August brings the long-awaited release of Guild Wars 2. Fans of the RPG genre know the name of

The Elder Scrolls. Bethesda is working on an MMO for release in 2013. In the meantime, RPGers will have to settle for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim–Dawnguard (PS3, PC, 360). This expansion has no set release date as of yet. And Baldur’s Gate–Enhanced Edition revisits the legendary D&D genre in midSeptember, but it’s not from BioWare. Assassin’s Creed III, set against the backdrop of the American Revolution, hits stores in late October. Lord of the Rings Online launches an expansion with Riders of Rohan (Wednesday, Sept. 5). LotRO is a F2P (free-to-play) game and players have to buy the content they wish to play. World of Warcraft, the top-grossing MMO of all time, also has an expansion coming out with Mists of Pandaria (slated for a Tuesday, Sept. 25, release).

SPORTS AND SOMETHING THAT’S LIKE SPORTS The end of August and September are busy months for sports games. Madden 13 (360, Wii, Vita, PS3) starts the onslaught at the end of August, and then in September, there is NHL 13, FIFA Soccer 13, F1 2012 and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13—The Masters Collector’s Edition. It’s sequels galore for vaunted sports franchises heading down the stretch of 2012. WWE 13 (PS3, PC and 360), Forza Horizon (360 only), Need for Speed Most Wanted (also on the Vita, Android and iPhone) have an October release. Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 may come out in the third quarter as well. After some lackluster releases, the Tony Hawk franchise is looking to reboot its popularity with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD for the PS3, 360 and PC but this is a remix of franchise elements moving back to the handheld controller and is another third quarter release. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


Events & Workshops


BIKE MS: ROAD, SWEAT AND GEARS—This annual event, benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, connects people passionate about cycling and supporting the cause. The two-day ride, suitable for a mix of abilities with routes ranging from 20 to 135 miles, is fully supported with rest stops, support vehicles and meals. Sign up at or call 1-800-344-4867. Minimum fundraising goal is $250. Saturday, Aug. 18-Sunday, Aug. 19. Camp Pinewood, 300 N. Mission St., McCall, 208-634-5598,

VIRGIN YOGI SWEATS WITH THE VETERANS I had heard many things about the sweaty sensation that is Bikram Yoga, but one thing stood out above the rest: satisfaction. Some of my friends, who were hot yoga regulars, likened it to warm apple pie, raising their eyebrows in jest, while others revered the grueling exercise for more enlightened reasons. I was the only one who hadn’t done it yet. As I strode to the front desk for my first hot yoga session, wearing my inexperience like a red letter “I” across my chest, I took a deep breath and handed over my $2 for a yoga mat rental. Once I was in the room, sprawled out and awaiting instructions, I took notice of everyone else’s posture and candor. The room was pushing 105 degrees and the space was silent yet balmy. Finding a sense of inner peace and tranquility is absolutely necessary if you’re BIKRAM YOGA BOISE going to get through a workout 3243 S. Federal Way in that kind of heat. I knew I 208-426-9642 needed help as soon as I rolled out my mat. Fortunately, I was introduced to instructor Becca Tegen, who unlike my sweat-crazed friends, found an awakening much more spiritual than physical in yoga. The Boise native tried hot yoga for the first time in 2005 while living in New York City. She considers the yoga room one of the safest places a person can be when dealing with strife or poor self esteem. “I think a lot of people come here just trying to find peace and stillness,” said Tegen. Once the class started, as I began to bend and contort myself into the postures, I quickly realized I had no idea what I was doing. I grabbed at my slippery appendages, feigning some sort of adroitness, and looked to the front of the room for validation. To my surprise, I seemed to be pulling it off. “My first time was incredible,” said Tegen. “I thought I rocked it throughout the entire class, but I’m sure I looked like a total dork.” About halfway through the 90-minute class, I felt my body starting to fatigue. The postures were becoming more demanding and I wasn’t lasting as long as I was in the beginning. My knees were locked and shaky, my shoulders were burning and my lips were wet with a taste of salt. Luckily, participants spend the latter half of the session in a prone position. I felt a sense of relief as I laid there, staring at the ceiling and letting gravity do the work. But as the postures resumed, I faltered, unsure of whether I was flexible enough. As my confidence dwindled, Tegen reassured me: “Going into hot yoga and saying you’re not flexible is like saying, ‘I’m not fat enough to go on a diet,’” she said. The last five to six postures were some of the most challenging, and I was feeling increasingly light-headed. In spite of my exhaustion, I felt a peace fall over me. The final posture was the second of two breathing exercises. At that point, I was ready to let go and expel all the stress and toxins from my body. I fell back onto my mat, legs extended and arms at my side. I looked to my side at those around me to see if it had been as good for them as it was for me, and as their chests heaved and sunk I knew it was. —Trevor Villagrana WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

LOW SINGLES RV CLUB CAMPOUT—The LOW singles RV club will host a three-day campout at the Elk Flats campground, near Pine. For more info or directions, call Carol at 208-365-9036 or email MERIDIAN HIGH SCHOOL WARRIOR 5K—Each participant will receive an ASICS technical shirt. The course will begin in the west parking lot at MHS, run through streets and canals, and finish on the track. The Warrior XC team will be out on the course cheering you on as you race. Post-race party will feature food, music and vendors. Visit to pre-register or register at 8 a.m. on the day of the race. Saturday, Aug. 18, 9 a.m. $23. Meridian High School auditorium, 1900 W. Pine Ave., Meridian, 208-888-4905, mhs. NINTH ANNUAL BOISE RIVER CONFERENCE AND FLOAT TRIP—Enjoy activities at this event hosted by the Idaho Environmental Forum, including lunch, the conference, dinner and a river float. Visit or call 208-321-2389 for more info. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. $10-$35. Yanke Family Research Park, 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise.

Register BOISE PARKS AND RECREATION FALL BASKETBALL LEAGUE—Register from Monday, Aug. 20-Friday, Aug. 24, for three-on-three basketball. Teams will play eight games Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Borah High School auxiliary gym from September to mid-November. A roster with a minimum of three players and maximum of six players must be submitted Register at the City Rec office. See the website for more info. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $99 per team, additional $10.50 for each nonresident player. Boise City Recreation office, 110 Scout Lane, Boise, 208-384-4256, YOUTH AND ADULT HOCKEY LEAGUES—Register through Friday, Aug. 31, for youth, teen and adult hockey leagues. Youth recreational leagues are open to boys and girls age 3 through high school. Prices vary. Payment plans and scholarships are available. For more info, contact Anna Schimelpfenig at 208-331-0044, ext. 3002, or at aschimelpfenig@ Idaho IceWorld, 7072 S. Eisenman Road, Boise, 208-331-0044, idahoiceworld. com.

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2011 INAMA SOAVE CLASSICO, $16.99 The classico designation is reserved for wines from the heart of the Soave region, made from grapes from vineyards located on the sloping hillsides near the towns of Soave and Monteforte d’Alpone. This wine is a bit reserved at first, but it opens up to reveal lovely floral aromas of violet, rose, sweet fruit, dried herbs, mineral and a classic hint of almond. That nut element carries through on the palate, where it backs creamy lime and tropical fruit. This wine’s finish is long, smooth and rich. 2011 PIEROPAN SOAVE, $17.99 The sweet fruit aromas of honeyed peach and melon in this wine have a layered richness and are punctuated by a hint of mineral. The palate has a candied fruit profile that combines peach, apricot and blood orange, all balanced by soft citrus. This wine has an easy-drinking, crowd-pleasing style that makes for the perfect summer sipper.

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Soave is produced in the Veneto region of northwest Italy, which has the fabled town of Verona at its center. The principal grape there is garanega, with trebbiano di soave also typical in the blend. In the 1970s, soave’s popularity was at its peak, surpassing that of chianti. But its appeal slumped around the turn of the century. It was done in partly by its own success, when to meet demand, over-cropping and increased yields led to many thin, unappealing wines. Thankfully, soave is making a comeback, returning to the full-flavored, refreshing white wine style that is so appealing. Here are the panel’s top three soave picks:


THE SANDBAR A Greenbelt beach shack TARA MORGAN When it comes to scenic dining, location often trumps quality. Crashing waves and a rocking sunset can make heat-lamp cardboard seem like haute cuisine. But luckily, The Sandbar Patio Bar and Grill manages to balance pretty with pretty damn good. The Riverside Hotel’s new seasonal restaurant, open April through October, is bordered on one side by the Garden City hotel’s bright blue pool and the other by the gushing Boise River. With a rotating cast of live musicians and a cloud of mist pouring down on the patio, The Sandbar feels like it’s been plucked off The Sandbar gives some love to vegetarians with its ample portabella eggplant burger. a beach resort. And the stream of river-haired patrons stumbling in off the Greenbelt with piled high with a mound of balsamic-glazed ($5.99). Though the burgers seemed inexpenpanting dogs adds to that vibe. summer squash, sliced criminis, red peppers sive at first glance, the cost crept up with the On a recent sweltering weekday evening, and sweet onions. It was fresh, flavorful, filling addition of fries or chips ($2.99) and add-ons I gave in to the atmosphere and ordered and, gasp, vegetarian. like cheddar ($1) or Ballard cheese ($1.50). a house-made top shelf ’rita on the rocks My date said his decidedly not-veggie A basket of thick, house($7.75). The marg was refreshburger—cooked “as rare as they’d do it”—was made chips came out first from ing and free from noxious THE SANDBAR PATIO equally satisfying, noting that it was on par the outdoor kitchen, along with pre-made mix, but came in a BAR AND GRILL with some of the best he’s had in Boise. a side of tangy Sriracha fry buzz-killing plastic cup. 2900 W. Chinden Blvd. But as we scanned the mound of trash that sauce. You can have the chips Scanning the restaurant’s Garden City had piled up on our table—recycled plastic dusted with ranch or Basque 208-343-1871 thin, wood-mounted menu— flavor, but we kept it simple with cups, wooden silverware, brown paper liners— burgers, fries, sandwiches and the spot started to feel more like a fast-food sea salt. The hot spuds crisped wraps—I noticed a prominent joint than a barefoot beach hut. up nicely after a few minutes focus on local products like The Sandbar has dubbed its concept “pub Weiser River Signature beef and Ballard Family and paired well with a Kona Longboard Lager food with a conscience.” Here’s hoping it ($5). But the real show-stealer was the burgcheese. I put in an order for a “portabella” er—a toasted potato bun layered with a slab of spends the winter hiatus installing a trashveggie burger ($5.99) and my date went with breaded eggplant and a grilled portabella, then conscious dishwasher. the signature one-third-pound beef burger


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sauce, sandwiches like the softshell crab po boy and an expanded range of chicken wings. Late last week, chef Ryan Hembree, formerly of Life’s Kitchen, Brewforia Eagle occupies the former Baan Thai and Mai Thai Eagle walked around Brewforia Eagle’s open floorplan with a plate of chicken location. Boyd took over the space May 1, and began a $150,000 rewings. Owner Rick Boyd surveyed the space and said the last detail model the next day, tearing out the interior walls and fountain, installing would be the City of Eagle accepting his application to serve beer. new floors and giving the kitchen “a thorough cleaning.” Shortly thereafter, on August 13, the spot officially opened its doors Though the remodel was fraught with delays, particularly where it at 78 Eagle River St., Suite 165 in Eagle. conflicted with beer licensing, Boyd said this is only the beginning of his At 4,550 square feet, including a 1,500-square-foot kitchen, Brewvision for the company. foria Eagle has indoor seating for 129 “We’re only going to get bigger from and outdoor seating for 100 more. here,” Boyd said. Ten taps will serve between 60 and And speaking of expanding empires, 80 rotating beers a week. By comparisushi chef Shigeki Matsuzawa is celebratson, Brewforia’s Meridian location has ing the 20th anniversary of his restaurant, indoor seating for 44 and an additional Shige Japanese Cuisine, Saturday, Aug. 18, 28 outside, and serves about 40 beers from 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Shige will host a luau at on tap per week. The Club House Event Center at 7311 W. With its larger kitchen, Boyd said Potomac Drive. The event will feature luau food will be more of a focus and menu pigs, prime rib, salmon, chicken teriyaki, items will be paired with beers by assorted sashimi and sushi, crab legs, desHembree. serts and drinks, along with luau dancers “With beer, you can create a unique and karaoke. Tickets are $70 per person range of flavors that we think will go (which includes five drink tickets), or $90 for well with our menu,” Boyd said. all-you-can-drink. Some of the new menu items will Pig out at Shige’s 20th anniversary luau. —Harrison Berry and Tara Morgan include jerked chicken with banana hot

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2011 SUAVIA SOAVE, $16.99 This wine is filled to the brim with unctuous fruit aromas including peach, tangerine, cantaloupe and citrus, along with notes of clover, herb and brine. Bright and sassy on the palate, this wine is marked by ripe apricot, peach, mango and crisp citrus flavors. The finish is light but long, with intriguing touches of flint and celery.



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Silver Sage Bakery slings gluten-free goodies at the Capital City Public Market.

THE GLUTEN-FREE GAL Sharon Loseke of Silver Sage Bakery ditches the wheat ANNE HENDERSON “I’ve about burned up this mixer because Bread baking is an ancient activity. I’ve gotten it a little hot,” she said, laughing. But as more and more people go glutenThe flour-and-bean mix is combined with free in their diets, the ingredient that gives salt and some xanthan gum, which is what bread its unique texture—gluten—is being Loseke uses to replace eggs as a binder. dropped from bread recipes. “Xanthan gum is a very innocent-looking, Not to be discouraged, bakers have been cream-colored powder. It is actually derived toiling away to give the gluten-intolerant masses a loaf worthy of lust and baked treats from corn, and when you get it wet, it becomes a binder,” Loseke said. just as satisfying as their gluten-filled counThe wet ingredients include a healthy dose terparts. Sharon Loseke of Parma’s Silver of honey, olive oil and warm water. Yeast is Sage Bakery is among those who have taken added and left to bubble before wet and dry up the task. Loseke is no slacker—she helps run a rodeo ingredients are incorporated, spooned into a bread pan and left to rise. bull-breeding operation and works 40 hours “It’s a very thick dough, like the sweet a week as a financial analyst. In between jobs, breads,” Loseke said. she recently showed Boise Weekly how to After it bakes for 25-30 minutes, Loseke whip up a batch of her dense Ezekiel bread. dumps the bread out of the pan “The recipe for Ezekiel to cool. It’s dense, similar in bread goes back to the Old texture and weight to cornTestament and is traditionally a SILVER SAGE BAKERY bread, and takes a while to sprouted-grain bread,” Loseke 28490 Scott Pit Road, Parma 208-571-3283 reach room temperature. If not explained. “The original has eaten right away, the bread— wheat, spelt and barley,” all and any other gluten-free of which are all difficult for bakery item—should be stored someone with a gluten intolerin the refrigerator. ance to digest. Ezekiel’s crumbly texture means it’s not “I [still] call it Ezekiel bread because I ideal for traditional deli-style sandwiches. put in four kinds of grains and four kinds of beans, which is also the same as the traditional But it makes “a killer grilled cheese or french toast,” Loseke noted. The bread is also on the recipe,” Loseke added. “Of course, after that, sweet side, with half a cup of honey per loaf. I took total artistic license with the recipe to “I just put it in a nonstick pan with some make it gluten-free.” butter, and grill it that way and it gets an extra Loseke said she uses a whole grain, allcrust on it,” Loseke said. purpose flour from Sun Flour Mills, a local Loseke’s breads, rolls and sweets can be producer of baking flours and mixes. She then creates her own mixture of ground dried beans found at the Silver Sage Bakery booth at (lentil, kidney, white northern and pinto, along Capital City Public Market, Boise Co-op, Mrs. with some millet). When she’s baking at home, Beesley’s Healthy Foods and Karcher Ranch Market in Nampa, and her cornbread is used Loseke uses “a little, tiny KitchenAid mixture by Archie’s Place food truck. attachment” to grind the beans.

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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

TIFF. 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 Com-

plaint, 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 Published July 25, August 1, 8 & 15, 2012. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE 4TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Victor Raul Olivarez Case No. CV NC 1211312 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Minor) A Petition to change the name

of Victor Raul Olivarez, a minor, now residing in the City of Boise, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to Victor Raul Vasquez. The reason for the change in name is: I want my children to have the same last name. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 1:30 o’clock p.m. on Sept. 6, 2012 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections

may be filed by any person who can show a good reason against the name change. Date Jul 06, 2012 CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: DEIRDRE PRICE DEPUTY CLERK Pub. August 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2012. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Jennifer Rae Frost


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B O I S E W E E K LY 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.

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

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. Date: Jul 06 2012 CLERK OF THE COURT



By Deirdre Price Deputy Clerk Pub. July 18, 25, Aug. 1 & 8, 2012. SUMMONS Case No. CV-OC 1008026 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA. Noel Jay Whiteley Plaintiff, vs. Shawna Scott, I.S.C.I.; Jacob Sackett, I.S.C.I.; Matt Vallard, I.S.C.I.; Sterling Mathis, I.M.S.I.; Michael Johnson, I.M.S.I., Defendants. 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, STERLING MATHIS You are hereby notified that in order to defend the lawsuit, an appropriate written response must be filed with the above designated court, any time after 20 days following the last publication of this summons, the court

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may enter judgment against you with out further notice, unless prior to that time you have filed a written response in the proper form, including Case No. CV-OC 1008026. A copy of the complaint is served with this summons. If you wish to seek the advise 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 required 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 the plaintiff as designated below. To determine whether you must pay

a filing fee with your response, contact the clerk of the above named court. A copy of the summons and complaint can be obtained by contacting either the Clerk of the Court or Plaintiff listed below. DATED this 16th day of July 2012. Christopher D. Rich, Clerk of the District Court, by Janet L. Ellis ADA County Courthouse, 200 W. Front ST., Boise, IDAHO 83702 Plaintiff Noel Jay Whiteley, 45869 I.S.C.I. 11-A-6-A PO Box 14, Boise IDAHO 83707 Pub. August 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2012. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: GUILLERMO NAVARRO Case No. CV NC 1213055 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Guillermo Navarro, 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 Guillermo William Navarro. The reason for the change in name is: I only have a first name. I am adding a middle name. A hearing on the petition is

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scheduled for 1:30 o’clock p.m. on September 20, 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: Jul 31 2012 CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT BY: DEIRDRE PRICE Deputy Clerk Pub. August 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2012.


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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): These days, you have a knack for reclamation and redemption, Aries. If anyone can put fun into what’s dysfunctional, it’s you. You may even be able to infuse neurotic cluelessness with a dose of erotic playfulness. Be confident in your ability to perform real magic in tight spots. Be alert for opportunities to transform messy irrelevancy into sparkly intrigue. By the way, how do you feel about the term “resurrection”? I suggest you strip away any previous associations you might have had and be open to the possibility that you can find new meanings for it. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): The game of tic-tac-toe is simple. Even young children can manage it. And yet, there are 255,168 different ways for any single match to play out. The game of life has far more variables than tic-tac-toe, of course. Keep that in mind in the coming weeks. You may be tempted to believe that each situation you’re dealing with can have only one or two possible outcomes, when in fact, it probably has at least 255,168. Keep your options wide open. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Let’s turn our attention to the word “mortar.” I propose that we use it to point out three influences you could benefit from calling on. Here are the definitions of mortar: 1. a kind of cannon; 2. the plaster employed for binding bricks together; 3. a bowl where healing herbs are ground into powder. Now, please meditate, Gemini, on anything you could do that might: 1. deflect your adversaries; 2. cement new unions; 3. make a container—in other words, create a specific time and place—where you will work on a cure for your suffering. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Nirvana’s song “Smells Like Teen Spirit” was a mega-hit that sold well and garnered critical acclaim. But it had a difficult birth. When the band’s leader Kurt Cobain first presented the raw tune to the band, bassist Krist Novoselic disliked it and called it “ridiculous.” Cobain pushed back, forcing Novoselic and drummer Dave Grohl to play it over and over again for an hour and a half. In the course of the ordeal, the early resistance dissolved. Novoselic and Grohl even added their own touches to the song’s riffs. I foresee a similar process for you in the coming week, Cancerian. Give a long listen to an unfamiliar idea that doesn’t grab you at first. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): One of history’s most notorious trials took place in Athens, Greece, in 399 BCE. A majority of 501 jurors convicted the philosopher Socrates of impiety and of being a bad influence on young people.

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What were the impious things he did? “Failing to acknowledge the gods that the city acknowledges” and “introducing new deities.” The great man was sentenced to death. This is a good reminder that just because many people believe something is true or valuable or important doesn’t mean it is. That’s especially crucial for you to keep in mind. You are in a phase when it might be wise and healthy to evade at least one popular trend. Groupthink is not your friend. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): With all the homework you’ve done lately, you’ve earned a lot of extra credit. You’ll get a decent grade in your unofficial crash course even if you’re a bit sleepy during your final exam. But just in case, I’ll provide you with a mini-cheat sheet. Here are the right answers to five of the most challenging test questions. 1. People who never break anything will never learn how to make lasting creations. 2. A mirror is not just an excellent tool for self-defense, but also a tremendous asset in your quest for power over yourself. 3. The less you hide the truth, the smarter you’ll be. 4. The welldisciplined shall inherit the Earth. 5. You often meet your destiny on the road you took to avoid it. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The Hubble Space Telescope has taken 700,000 photos of deep space. Because it’s able to record details that are impossible to capture from the Earth’s surface, it has dramatically enhanced astronomers’ understanding of stars and galaxies. This miraculous technology got off to a rough start, however. Soon after its launch, scientists realized that there was a major flaw in its main mirror. Fortunately, astronauts were eventually able to correct the problem in a series of complex repair jobs. It’s quite possible, Libra, that you will benefit from a Hubble-like augmentation of your vision in the next nine months. Right from the beginning, make sure there are no significant defects in the fundamentals of your big expansion. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): To some people, sweating is an indelicate act that should be avoided or hidden. But there are others for whom sweating is a sign of health and vigor. In Egyptian culture, for example, “How do you sweat?” is a common salutation. In the coming weeks, I encourage you to align yourself with the latter attitude. It won’t be a time to try to impress anyone with how cool and dignified you are. Rather, success is more likely to be yours if you’re not only eager to sweat but also willing to let people see you sweat. Exert yourself. Show how much you care.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “Whatever I take, I take too much or too little; I do not take the exact amount,” wrote poet Antonio Porchia. “The exact amount is no use to me.” I suggest you try adopting that badass attitude in the coming days, Sagittarius. Be a bit contrarian but with humor and style. Doing so would, I think, put you in sweet alignment with the impish nature of the vibes swirling in your vicinity. If you summon just the right amount of devil-may-care jauntiness, you’ll be likely to get the most out of the cosmic jokes that will unfold. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): What is the longest-running lie in your life? Maybe it’s a deception you’ve worked long and hard to hide. Maybe it’s a delusion you’ve insisted on believing. Or perhaps it’s just a wish you keep thinking will come true one day even though there’s scant evidence it ever will. Whatever that big drain on your energy is, Capricorn, now would be a good time to try changing your relationship with it. I can’t say for sure that you’ll be able to completely transform it overnight. But if you marshal a strong intention, you will be able to get the process under way. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You may have heard the theory that somewhere there is a special person who is your other half—the missing part of you. In D.H. Lawrence’s version of this fantasy, the two of you were a single angel that divided in two before you were born. Personally, I don’t buy it. The experiences of everyone I’ve ever known suggest there are many possible soulmates for each of us. So here’s my variation on the idea: Any good intimate relationship generates an “angel”—a spirit that the two partners create together. This is an excellent time for you to try out this hypothesis, Aquarius. As you interact with your closest ally, imagine that a third party is with you: your mutual angel. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): In the coming weeks, you’ll be wise to shed your emotional baggage, purge your useless worries and liberate yourself from your attachments to the old days and the old ways. In other words, clear out a lot of free, fresh space. And when you’re finished doing that, Pisces, don’t hide away in a dark corner feeling vulnerable, sensitive and stripped bare. Rather, situate yourself in the middle of a fertile hub and prepare to consort with new playmates, unexpected adventures and interesting blessings. One of my readers, Reya Mellicker, sums up the right approach: “Be empty, not like the bowl put away in the cupboard, but like the bowl on the counter, cereal box above, waiting to receive.”



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Boise Weekly Vol. 21 Issue 08  

Idaho's Only Alternative

Boise Weekly Vol. 21 Issue 08  

Idaho's Only Alternative