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HEAD WOUND New state law aims to limit sports head injuries FEATURE 11
CENSORED The biggest news stories ignored by mainstream media PICKS 16
BW COVER AUCTION Your chance to own amazing local art has returned ARTS 26
WALKING INTO SPIDERWEBS BW takes a daylight tour of Haunted World
“Frank Church was a giant in America when America needed a giant.”
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NOTE FAREWELL, BOISE WEEKLY This is the ﬁnal edition in which you’ll see my name in the masthead as editor of Boise Weekly. After almost a decade in and out of these pages and with more than four years as editor-in-chief, I’m moving on. As my time at BW has drawn to a close over the last few weeks, I’ve thought often about what my ﬁnal words in this space would be. Yet as my deadline drew nearer, I was no closer to ﬁnding the right words than I was when I published my ﬁrst terse and strained Editor’s Note. These are the times as a writer when you hope profundity is on your side. When you believe that somehow, some way, at the ﬁnal minute, a bolt of genius will strike and some sort of timeless and universal truths will magically pour forth onto the page. But in life’s most sincere moments, simplicity and gratitude trump genius. First, thank you to BW Publisher Sally Freeman, who promoted me to editor and gave me an incredible opportunity to shape Boise Weekly and my community. Sally, you are the driving force behind what has made the paper an integral part of this city. Thank you for allowing me to do such important work with you. Second, thank you to you, readers. I’ve heard from many of you over the years—sometimes in anger and sometimes with admiration—and I appreciate not only your kind words but your harsh comments. If I hadn’t been told on the semi-regular that there was a special place in hell for me, I’m not sure I would have been doing my job right. Finally, thank you to my colleagues over the years. I have great respect for those of you with whom I’ve served in the BW trenches, and to those of you who continue on to ﬁght the good ﬁght: best of luck. As of press time, my replacement as editor had not been named. Freeman is working hard on it and will be standing in my place in the interim. —Rachael Daigle
COVER ARTIST ARTIST: Erin Ruiz TITLE: I Lost You MEDIUM: Ballpoint pen, chalk, colored pencil. ARTIST STATEMENT: Outside a bar and on a street corner, I clung to you for the first time without reservation, my head buzzing with the clarity and purpose of alcohol.
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WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM What you missed this week in the digital world. JEN GR AB LE
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PUBLIC SERVANTS Who are the city’s top paid employees? Monday’s Graph of the Week has the answer.
SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS Those of us who have already been through high school remember how mean kids can be. And lucky for kids today, the Internet is just another outlet for teens to verbally abuse one another. One area high school’s Facebook memes page was getting nasty—in both the posts and the ensuing comments—and some students (not to mention parents) didn’t like it.
SHARE AND SHARE ALIKE Just after Boise Weekly goes to press Oct. 9, the City Council will take up the issue of a bike share program in the capital city. Details at Citydesk.
RADIO BOISE TAKES OVER DOWNTOWN Radio Boise is getting a boost so that its waves can inﬁltrate all the nooks and crannies that heretofore may have been missing its sweet sound. Details at Cobweb.
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NEWS A closer look at Idaho’s helmet rules
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NOISE Boise Song Talk
ARTS Looking behind the curtain at Haunted World 26 SCREEN Seven Psychopaths
REC Anything Worth Doing looks at the lives of legendary river guides
FOOD REVIEW High Note Cafe
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MAIL FOR AND AGAINST On Nov. 6, voters throughout Idaho will be asked whether to change the state Constitution to permanently enshrine rights to hunt, ﬁsh and trap. This proposed amendment, HJR2, is a misguided solution looking for a problem. There are no threats to Idahoans’ rights to hunt or ﬁsh, and no out-of-state animal rights organization can take those rights away. We live in a democracy. Except in cases involving the federal Endangered Species Act—against which the state Constitution is no protection—only Idahoans can decide how to use our wildlife. HJR2 is a pointless and frivolous use of the Idaho Constitution. The Constitution should be reserved for protecting basic human rights that affect all citizens. Those include our freedoms of speech, assembly and religion. Rights to engage in particular recreational
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activities do not fall into that category. Passage of this amendment would set a bad precedent for changing the Constitution to beneﬁt special interests. The intent of this proposed amendment is to deprive future generations of Idahoans of the right to decide wildlife issues by majority vote. Its passage would take those decisions out of the Legislature and the initiative process and put them in the courts. State laws pertaining to wildlife would be regularly challenged as unconstitutional. Idaho taxpayers would be forced to spend money litigating these issues. If HJR2 is defeated, existing rights to hunt, ﬁsh and trap will remain in effect. Nothing will change. By making hunting, ﬁshing and trapping a “preferred means of managing wildlife,” HJR2 would hinder the Department of Fish and Game.
The proposed amendment includes a guaranteed right to trap. While both hunters and ﬁshermen kill their catches quickly, trapping is a cruel and prolonged way to kill animals. An animal caught in a leghold trap can suffer for days. Animals caught under water struggle frantically before they drown. About 40,000 animals die in Idaho this way every year. Pets and hunting dogs are also caught in these traps. According to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, there are only about 900 trappers in the state—less than one-tenth of 1 percent of Idaho’s adult population. Passage of HJR2 would change the Constitution to secure their interests at the expense of eliminating the democratic right of the remaining 99.9 percent of the population to make decisions on this issue. HJR2 is a misguided use of the Idaho Constitution,
an infringement on our democratic rights and an abuse of wildlife. It should be defeated. —Greg Moore, chairman, No on HJR2 The Idaho Fish and Game Commission strongly supports the proposed Constitutional Amendment (HJR2) establishing the right to hunt, ﬁsh and trap in Idaho. We urge our fellow citizens to vote “yes” on HJR2 when they go to the polls in November. Hunting, ﬁshing and trapping have always been and remain important parts of our heritage and the fabric of Idaho. Recent surveys conﬁrm that a strong majority of Idahoans continue to support these outdoor activities. However, opposition groups in other states have sought to hijack wildlife management by restricting or eliminating these activities. It’s important for Idahoans to act now to
ensure future generations an opportunity to experience Idaho’s sporting heritage. Public hunting, ﬁshing and trapping are our primary tools for managing wildlife. Without these, IDFG would have to rely more on government actions to manage wildlife populations and conﬂicts, at greater expense and risk. The wildlife we enjoy today exists because of the conservation ethic of hunters, anglers and trappers who pay for science-based, professional wildlife management when they buy licenses, tags and equipment. The commission’s legal authority to regulate hunting, ﬁshing and trapping and require licensing is not impacted by this amendment. This amendment would also keep punishment for those who violate our wildlife laws. In 1938, the people of Idaho created the Idaho
Fish and Game Commission through a citizen’s initiative that mandates that we “preserve, protect, perpetuate and manage” Idaho’s wildlife, including providing for hunting, ﬁshing and trapping. Seventy-ﬁve years later, we ask Idahoans to join us in voting for wildlife again—this time to preserve, protect, perpetuate and manage wildlife and uphold Idaho’s sporting heritage for future generations. Please vote “yes” on HJR2. —The Idaho Fish and Game Commission
CLARIFICATION The Sept. 26 edition of Boise Weekly reported that Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot “outed” a gay Idaho Falls reporter. VanderSloot denies outing the reporter. To read his response, visit frankvanderslootresponse.com. Salon reported on the issue at length. Read that story at salon.com.
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HOSTILE TAKEOVER Part 1: The Road to Luna Inc. “When it comes to K-12 education, we see a $500 billion sector in the U.S. alone ...” —Rupert Murdoch, media mogul and investor in privatized education
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Let’s walk this through one last time before the election. In 2002: Tom Luna—a man with such an empty background in either educating anyone or being educated by anyone that many Idahoans thought it was some kind of cynical joke that the GOP would offer him as a candidate for the superintendent of education post—lost the race. Soon thereafter, he landed a job in the Bush administration’s Department of Education, even though he still had never educated anyone and his own education amounted to a quickie online degree he’d snatched in a tactic to counter the criticism he had nothing weightier in his resume than a high school diploma—if that. (His degree is in “weights and measurements,” so we must presume he now knows how to tell the difference between an ounce and a foot, if nothing about what it’s like to teach an overcrowded classroom.) From 2003 to 2005: During his time in D.C., Luna associated extensively with advocates of privatizing education, including former Secretary of Education William Bennett, who at that time was best known for two things: 1. lending his name to K12 Inc., a hawker of online course material, 2. his gambling habit. In 2006: Luna ran again for Idaho’s superintendent spot, touting his experience as a mucky muck in Bush’s Department of Education. This time, he won and spent the next four years pushing for more charter schools and promoting Bush’s “No Child Left Behind” program, a policy that has had approximately the same success as Bush’s “Saddam Hussein Has WMDs” and “Let Wall Street Regulate Itself” policies. In 2010: Luna ran for a second term, claiming his accomplishments had done wondrous things for Idaho’s education system. Two months after winning re-election, he introduced radical reforms to the 2011 Legislature, claiming Idaho’s education system is an irredeemable mess. The reforms revolved around two main themes: 1. that teachers’ unions were the problem, and 2. that laptop computers (paid for with Idahoans’ taxes) and online course material (also paid for with Idahoans’ taxes) were the only ways to solve the problem. Hundreds of Idaho parents, teachers and concerned citizens traveled to Boise to testify against the reforms—which Luna insisted had come from his own brain, in spite of an ideological slime trail that led straight to radical-right mosh pits like the Idaho Freedom Foundation lobby and the subterranean American Legislative Exchange Council. But no matter that Idahoans had proven them-
selves overwhelmingly against the reforms, the Legislature—itself little more than a lap dancer to ALEC’s insatiable lust for power and proﬁt—passed the reforms and Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter signed them into law. However, during the debate over the reforms, it became clear that those Idahoans most avidly for the reforms were those whose interests in the matter went beyond mere philanthropy. Even while the editorial pages were ﬁlled with letters protesting Luna’s passeddown ideas, full-page ads appeared from such sources as the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation and Frank VanderSloot’s Melaleuca empire, explaining to normal dumb ol’ Idaho parents that the Luna laws were exactly what is needed to give their chil’runs the opportunities to succeed in this new century. The schism between what parents, teachers and concerned citizens were arguing, and what the wealthiest people in Idaho were arguing brought about an unusual level of reportage from Idaho journalists, and as the reporting intensiﬁed, it was found that many of the people advocating most vociferously for the reforms had invested heavily in the private interests that would beneﬁt most richly if such an endless gravy boat of public funds were poured endlessly over their biscuits. It was revealed that Joe Scott, an heir to the Albertson fortune, and Thomas Wilford, the CEO of the Albertson Foundation, had put hundreds of thousands of dollars into companies providing online courses—particularly K12 Inc.—so it is little wonder that they burned their charitable reputation to cinders by insisting the reforms were the way to go? (It’s less clear that the billionaire Frank VanderSloot has money riding on the implementation of the reforms. But he has a long history of bullying anyone who doesn’t walk the line he has drawn, and I, for one, question whether his intense interest in this matter has more to do with his personal ﬁnances than any concern he may have for your kid’s future.) Unwilling to roll over, the Idaho Education Association backed a referendum to put Luna’s reforms on the ballot in 2012. The petition drive gathered the signatures required easily. This ensured Idahoans would have the ﬁnal say in what Luna, the Legislature and the governor force fed them a year and a half ago. In 2012: Meanwhile, during that year and a half, Luna and cohorts have been scurrying about like busy, busy bees, instituting his reforms, despite the possibility those reforms might be rejected like a bad kidney transplant Tuesday, Nov. 6. The purchase of the computers (paid for with Idahoans’ taxes) has already begun, and the process of implementing the other changes are sailing full-steam ahead as though there isn’t a dark cloud in the sky. Next week: Once gone, it’s gone for good. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
FINDING PRIVATIZER RYAN If Romney loses, blame his running mate Unless something surprising and dramatic happens, President Barack Obama will win the election. The Associated Press recently released an analysis of public and private polls that puts him “within reach of the 270 electoral votes needed to win a second term.” Obama is running ahead in many swing states, including Ohio—a necessity for a GOP candidate. What went wrong with the Mitt Romney campaign? All things being equal, this should have been a cakewalk for Romney. The economy is still awful. Since Obama hasn’t promised any big jobs programs, neither Hope nor Change is on offer. And Romney had a sales pitch tailored for hard times: He turned around companies; his business experience would help him turn around the economy. This election was Romney’s to lose—and apparently he has. The cause can be summed up in two words: Paul Ryan. Sure, there were plenty of other missteps. His bizarre “47 percent” remark turned out to be a game changer that alienated swing voters. Though greeted by Very Serious pundits as a canny combination of intellectual heft and Tea Party cred, the selection of running mate Ryan has been a bigger disaster than Sarah Palin in 2008. As Paul Krugman pointed out in The New York Times, the selection is beginning to shape up as a referendum on the legacy of the New Deal and the Great Society, on Social Security, Medicare and, yes, Obamacare, which represents an extension of that legacy. Which is Ryan’s fault. Before the veep announcement, the campaign was a referendum on Obama’s stewardship over the economy. Which was good
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for Romney. Since August, it has been about Ryan, known for his plan to trash entitlement programs. Misﬁre! The one time you don’t attack the safety net is when people are feeling squeezed and pessimistic about the future. Sensing resistance, Republicans walked back Ryan’s extreme agenda using the classic “divide and conquer” approach, guaranteeing that people older than 55 would keep their Medicare and Social Security. No sale. Romney-Ryan forgot something: Senior citizens have children and grandchildren. The Romney–Ryan campaign understood that voters were pissed at Obama. But they didn’t understand why. There were two types of anger against Obama. Right-wingers hate the president for growing an intrusive federal government. But there is also liberal resentment at Obama’s refusal to help the jobless and foreclosure victims. Romney could have seduced these voters with his own plans to help the sick and poor. Instead, he went with Ryan and frightened disgruntled Democrats back into Obama’s camp. Romney ignored the time-tested tactic of moving to the center after winning a party’s nomination. He needed to appeal to Democrats and swing voters. Choosing Ryan sent the opposite signal. This isn’t to say Obama will have an easy second term. Unlike 2008, when the majority of Americans felt they had made the right choice, Obama is only likeable enough compared to Romney. The only reason Obama seems headed to victory is that he was lucky enough to run against one of the most staggeringly inept campaigns in memory, headed by an unbelievably tone-deaf plutocrat.
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HEAD GAMES Shared bikes would include baskets that hold up to 20 pounds and coffee cup holders.
BOISE BIKE SHARE PROGRAM CLOSER TO REALITY Promising to be a model for other cities in establishing a sustainable transportation alternative, architects of the Boise Bike Share Program say they’re at a critical stage: securing private funding in order to launch the initiative, which would install 14 bike stations and send 140 shared bikes into the hands of Boise’s citizenry. As of press time, a business plan for the operation was slated to be presented to the City Council in a work session Oct. 9. BBSP is pursuing federal and private funding for the project, with an initial cash infusion coming from Boise State University, the Capital City Development Corporation and the Central District Health Department, which is the lead agency in developing the program. Once under way, a proposed budget estimates annual expenses to be approximately $350,000, with annual income of approximately $440,000. A 2010 analysis indicated that 33 percent of Boiseans traveled less than 15 minutes to work, and 51 percent had a travel time of 15-29 minutes. BBSP would target commuters who could travel to work either completely by bike or in combination with public transit. In addition to the Boise State campus, BBSP has deﬁned its downtown Boise service area with borders of Broadway Avenue and Fort, 16th, River and Ninth streets. Fourteen primary bike stations would be strategically spread out by distances of no more than 1,630 feet (approximately one-quarter-mile). Some stations, in the downtown core, would be no more than two blocks away from one another. Each bike would be equipped with GPS technology so that users can ﬁnd and return bikes to open stations. Special kiosks will be set up at special events to encourage usage. Each bike has a basket that holds cargo up to 20 pounds and even holds a cup of coffee. Proposed pricing would allow members to ride 30 minutes for free, $1.50 for the next 30 minutes, and $4 for each successive 30 minutes. Long-term users could purchase 24-hour passes for $8, seven-day passes for $25, and annual passes for $65 ($45 for students). But organizers recognize that their greatest challenge will be sustainability. If BBSP follows the trend of other bike share systems, membership and user fees will make up only about one-third of the cost of maintenance and operations. The remaining costs will need to be covered through grants, fundraising activities, sponsorships and advertising. BBSP is also exploring the possibility of linking bike share membership with mass transit sales. —George Prentice
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Idaho institutes new rules designed to prevent concussions JACLYN BRANDT The crunch of protective padding is usually greeted by cheers from Idaho football fans. But when helmet meets helmet, more than a few gasps can be heard from the sidelines. Some parents can only pray that their son isn’t the latest victim of a concussion or worse. “My son got two concussions in eighth grade. He ﬁnished the season and hasn’t played in the last two years since,” said Marc Paul. “As a dad that loves the sport—and I see so many good things about it—I would love to see him play because of how much he loved it before he got hurt.” But Paul is more than a dad. He’s also Boise State University’s assistant athletic director for sports medicine. “I love the sport, I really do,” said Paul. “I played football in high school and my son absolutely loves it.” But Paul’s son decided to stop playing football because of head injuries, a problem Paul sees on high school, collegiate and professional ﬁelds with more frequency. “As a dad, I see the other side of it. We know that it takes less of a hit to have the same affect over time,” he said. “Nobody wants that for their kid or anybody else’s. And when it’s my son, I certainly didn’t want that at all, especially doing what I do.” For the thousands of young men who suit up to have their moment under the Friday night lights, they’re also experiencing a new glare: a widening spotlight placed on sportsrelated concussions. “We had one of our players that had symptoms of a concussion—not a full-blown concussion, but he did show some signs—so he’s sitting out next week,” said Matt Holtry, head football coach and athletic director at Homedale High School. That Homedale student athlete sat out a full game because, in March, the Idaho Legislature passed a law meant to protect him from harm. House Bill 632, which passed with only seven “no” votes in the Idaho House and no opposition in the Senate, was signed into law by Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter April 3. The new law says that if an athlete younger than 18 years old “has sustained a concussion or head injury and exhibits outward signs or symptoms of such … then the youth athlete shall be removed from play.” The athlete will only be allowed to return to play once he or she is “evaluated and authorized to return by a qualiﬁed health care professional who is trained in the evaluation
Matt Holtry, head football coach and athletic director at Homedale High School: “Most of us played in an era when somebody might have had a concussion and they would be back in the next game.”
and management of concussions.” “It’s all part of the step-by-step,” said Holtry, referring to the young man he benched for a full game after taking a hit to the helmet. “He has to pass some tests before he gets back on the ﬁeld.” Additionally, Idaho school districts are now required by the Idaho Athletic Association to train coaches to recognize the signs of a concussion. Holtry said Homedale High School has an advantage, because unlike many other small Idaho schools, Homedale has a team trainer who ensures that all coaches can double- and even triple-check symptoms of a possible concussion in their players. Boise State coaches and trainers had been on the lookout for possible concussions long before most Idaho high schools. Bronco coaches and trainers have what they call a “baseline test” process for players. According to Paul, when a student athlete ﬁrst arrives on campus, he or she is given a series of tests. “It tests memory and reaction time, visual motor skills and cognitive ability, all kinds of things,” said Paul. “When the athletes come onto campus, we give them a baseline test; they haven’t been hit yet, no concussions, nothing. And once they start practicing and playing, if they have a concussion, we wait until the athlete reports symptom-free to us.” The university works with a local neuropsychologist to help evaluate those results, but Paul said it’s only the beginning of the process. “If they come out of that test OK and everything is ﬁne, we wait 24 more hours, then we go out and stress test them: running, pushups, etc.,” Paul continued. “And then they get back to practice, but it will be a noncontact practice. They eventually progress into full practice. So it’s a big process. And at any point if they say their headache comes back, we go right back to the beginning.”
Additionally, the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Playing Rules Oversight Panel passed a new rule to protect the athlete from the possibility of a concussion. “If a player loses his helmet [other than as the result of a foul by the opponent, such as a facemask], it will be treated like an injury,” reads the rule. “The player must leave the game and is not allowed to participate for the next play.” Fans of college football have seen the new rule already enforced dozens of times this season. Fans and athletes are split on the topic, but it’s something the universities are taking seriously. “It’s something that we knew this past summer and then during practice. Coach [Chris Petersen] went through it with all of us,” said Paul. “We practice it with the players so it was something we were prepared for.” The NCAA rule doesn’t apply if a football helmet is pulled off by another player, to stop competing teams from using it to their advantage. A player who loses his helmet is also required to stop playing, even if the play is not over. Paul said he believes the idea is a good one, as long as it can be enforced correctly. “It’s one of those things where a play can happen so fast on the ﬁeld that the referees have to be able to determine: Was it taken off as a result of a penalty or did it just pop off? And how do you stop a kid from still running when he loses his helmet?” According to the NCAA, a 2011 study revealed that a player’s helmet came off an average of more than twice per game. But even if the helmet stays on, head-tohead contact is serious business and the process of recovering from a concussion is not a short one. “This is a long process; you don’t 9 just get a concussion on Saturday WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
NEWS and then Sunday take a baseline test and compare your scores,” said Joe Nickell, sports information director with Boise State. “You have to show you are symptom-free in order to get to that point.” For Holtry and Paul, the process is worth it. Even though both agree signiﬁcant head injury is rarely obvious in high school or college, severe problems often surface in professional football players who have been hit repeatedly throughout their athletic careers. “If you do have signs or symptoms, going through the process of recovery and having that appropriate recovery time is key,” said Holtry. When Junior Seau, former linebacker for the San Diego Chargers, killed himself in May, friends and relatives of the NFL star theorized that long-term exposure to concussions was the cause. The 43-year-old was only one of more than a half-dozen ex-NFL stars to take their own lives recently. Andre Waters of the Philadelphia Eagles, Terry Long of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago 8
Bears player Dave Duerson and Ray Easterling of the Atlanta Falcons all committed suicide. The families of the players, and many of the players themselves, alleged continued concussions had caused long-term damage to the brain. Duerson went as far as “requesting his brain be donated to science so that researchers could study the long-term effects caused by concussion and other repeated brain injuries,” reported to Amina Khan of the Los Angeles Times. While the overwhelming majority of young athletes will never play in the NFL, Holtry still thinks high-proﬁle incidents of concussion may give parents more pause before allowing their children to enter the sport. “There are both sides: Most of us played through an era when somebody might have had a concussion and they would be back in the next game,” said Holtry. “But the good part is the new awareness. And the education part of it is huge. So the coaches all agreed upon the new protections.”
WILL WORK FOR FOOD Whole Foods interviews nearly 500 applicants in two-day hiring blitz GEORGE PRENTICE Ofﬁcials with Whole Foods Market are still keeping their grand opening date close to the vest. But one thing is for certain: It will be open for the holiday shopping season. When Boise Weekly asked, on a scale of 1-10, the chances of Whole Foods being open before Thanksgiving, Ben Friedland, Whole Foods Rocky Mountain Region Executive Marketing Coordinator said, “100.” “We fully appreciate the importance of being open before Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s,” said Friedland. “That’s when so many consumers are shopping different stores anyway.” Whole Foods ofﬁcials are hoping to take the keys to their $13.4 million Broadway Avenue store Tuesday, Oct. 23. In the meantime, they’re busy hiring as many as 200 employees, or as they like to call them, “team members.” In fact, nearly 500 applicants poured into the Owyhee Plaza Hotel Oct. 8-9 in hopes of landing a job. “We had more than 240 applicants come in [Oct. 9], and we had about that many come in for interviews [Oct. 8],” said Theresa Schuller from Whole Foods’ Boulder, WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
Colo., ofﬁce, who shepherded would-be butchers, bakers and cashiers through a series of meetings with Whole Foods interviewers. While Whole Foods ofﬁcials say they offer competitive salary and beneﬁts, they also present a unique incentive that only gets better as its workers’ health improves. “All of our team members receive a 20 percent discount at the store,” said Friedland. “But depending on how well they test health-wise, they can be eligible for up to a 30 percent discount.” Friedland explained that employees are tested on their body mass index, cholesterol and blood pressure levels and whether they smoke. Depending on the employee’s health status, he or she could be eligible for 22, 25, 27 or 30 percent discounts. “It’s a pretty unique way to help us manage the increasing cost of health care,” he said. The 35,000-square-foot store will be the ﬁrst Whole Foods in Idaho. An accompanying 15,000-square-foot Walgreens across the parking lot is expected to open in late October.
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RYAN CROCKER Frank Church keynoter remembers his friend Chris Stevens, the urgency of diplomacy and herding sheep GEORGE PRENTICE
When you were a young man, you hitchhiked from Amsterdam to Calcutta. It was a three-month trek following my junior year in college. That’s when I ﬁrst fell in love with the Middle East. It remained my passion for the next 40 years. Tell us about the time that you were a shepherd. I was in my second year of learning Arabic in the late 1970s but I wanted to experience a total linguistic immersion. The young men of a particular family had left to join the military, so I became a sheep and goat herder—not a very good one. It was an unforgettable time. That was in the deep south of Jordan, where Lawrence of Arabia was ﬁlmed. Many years later, President George W. Bush called you America’s Lawrence of Arabia. His term, not mine. I did not make or remake empires. The New York Times once characterized you as a tough boss who drives himself as hard as he drives his staff. It’s hard to make self-assessments. I had some tough assignments. I think most people would say that your
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assignments were the toughest on the planet. Some friends have said I’ve been ambassador six times to countries where no sane person would elect to spend a weekend. You’ve seen up-close attacks on American strongholds, including your residence in Damascus in 1998. You focus on the needs of the moment. When an attack occurs, you think about what you have to do to defend the mission. Nobody is thinking about being hurt or killed.
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Ryan Crocker, the son of an Air Force pilot, began an up-close and very personal view of the world at an early age. “By the time I was 3 years old, we were in Morocco,” remembered Crocker. Six decades later, he returned home to his native Washington State, following a career that is unrivaled in the U.S. Foreign Service—serving as ambassador to Lebanon, Kuwait, Syria, Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan. In anticipation of his Tuesday, Oct. 16, keynote address at the 29th annual Frank Church Conference at Boise State, Boise Weekly spoke with Crocker about his time spent in the globe’s hotspots, his friend Chris Stevens and being called “America’s Lawrence of Arabia.”
America has only one president at a time. You had retired once already when President Barack Obama asked you in April 2011 to serve as ambassador to Afghanistan. How difﬁcult a decision was that for you? When the Commander in Chief asks you to serve in a time of war, there is only one correct answer. The only thing harder than going to Afghanistan would have been trying to live with myself if I had said no. You cited your health as the chief reason for your retirement this year. How are you feeling? Getting back home has helped.
Can I ask what your diagnosis is? They don’t really know. How well did you know Chris Stevens (the U.S. ambassador to Libya, who How does it manifest? was killed with three other FRANK CHURCH When I’m having a bad day, Americans Sept. 11, 2012)? CONFERENCE ON you’ll see a noticeable limp. It’s We’re a fairly small tribe. PUBLIC AFFAIRS aggravated by stress or exhausIt was like losing a family Tuesday, Oct. 16 Boise State University tion and Afghanistan had an member. He was smart, experiStudent Union Building abundant supply of both. enced and always ready to put Simplot Ballroom his hand up to go to the hard More info at boisestate.edu. Can you speak to the legacy places. It was a huge, huge loss of Frank Church? to the Foreign Service, the naFrank Church was a great Idahoan, but also tion and, of course, anyone who knew him. a truly great statesman who practiced reasoned I’m wondering what it’s like being stationed activism on behalf of peace. I hope that the conference gives us a time to reﬂect on how he overseas during a presidential campaign, was a giant in America when America needed watching the Foreign Service being politicized. a giant. You keep your focus on the mission.
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PROJECT CENSORED The expanding police state tops the annual list of stories underreported by the mainstream media YAEL CHANOFF
eople who get their information exclusively from mainstream media sources may be surprised at the lack of enthusiasm on the left for President Barack Obama in this crucial election. But that’s probably because they weren’t exposed to the full online furor sparked by Obama’s continuation of his predecessor’s overreaching approach to national security, such as signing the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, which allows the indeﬁnite detention of those accused of supporting terrorism, even U.S. citizens. We’ll never know how this year’s election would be different if the corporate media adequately covered the NDAA’s indeﬁnite detention clause and many other recent attacks on civil liberties. What we can do is spread the word and support independent media sources that do cover these stories. That’s where Project Censored comes in. Project Censored has been documenting inadequate media coverage of crucial stories since it began in 1967 at Sonoma State University. Each year, the group considers hundreds of news stories submitted by readers, evaluating their merits. Students search Lexis Nexis and other databases to see if the stories were underreported, and if so, the stories are fact-checked by profes-
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sors and experts in relevant ﬁelds. A panel of academics and journalists chooses the Top 25 stories and rates their signiﬁcance. The project maintains a vast online database of underreported news stories that it has “validated” and publishes them in an annual book. Censored 2013: Dispatches from the Media Revolution will be released Tuesday, Oct. 30. For the second year in row, Project Censored has grouped the Top 25 list into topical clusters. This year, categories include Human Cost of War and Violence and Environment and Health. Project Censored Director Mickey Huff said the idea was to show how various undercovered stories ﬁt together into an alternative narrative, not to say that one story was more censored than another. “The problem when we had just the list was that it did imply a ranking,” Huff said. “It takes away from how there tends to be a pattern to the types of stories they don’t cover or underreport.” In May, while Project Censored was working on the list, another 2012 list was issued: the Fortune 500 list of the biggest corporations, whose inﬂuence peppers the Project Censored list in a variety of ways. Consider this year’s top Fortune 500
company: ExxonMobil. The oil company pollutes everywhere it goes, yet most stories about its environmental devastation go underreported. Weapons manufacturers Lockheed Martin (58 on the Fortune list), General Dynamics (92), and Raytheon (117) are tied into stories about U.S. prisoners in slavery conditions manufacturing parts for their weapons and the underreported war crimes in Afghanistan and Libya. These powerful corporations work together more than most people think. In the chapter exploring the “Global 1 percent,” writers Peter Phillips and Kimberly Soeiro explain how a small number of wellconnected people control the majority of the world’s wealth. In it, they use Censored story No. 6, “Small network of corporations run the global economy,” to describe how a network of transnational corporations are deeply interconnected, with 147 of them controlling 40 percent of the global economy’s total wealth. For example, Phillips and Soeiro write that in one such company, BlackRock Inc., “The 18 members of the board of directors are connected to a signiﬁcant part of the world’s core ﬁnancial assets. Their decisions can change empires, destroy currencies and impoverish millions.”
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Is the United States edging toward a police state?
Another cluster of stories, Women and Gender, Race and Ethnicity, notes a pattern of underreporting stories that affect a range of marginalized groups. This broad category includes only three articles, and none are listed in the Top 10. The stories reveal mistreatment of Palestinian women in Israeli prisons, including being denied medical care and shackled during childbirth, and the rape and sexual assault of women soldiers in the U.S. military. The third story in the category concerns an Alabama anti-immigration bill, HB 56, that caused immigrants to ﬂee Alabama in such numbers that farmers felt a dire need to “help farms ﬁll the gap and ﬁnd sufﬁcient labor.” So the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries approached the state’s Department of Corrections about making a deal where prisoners would replace the ﬂeeing farm workers. But with revolutionary unrest around the world, and the rise of a mass movement that connects disparate issues into a simple, powerful class analysis—the 99 percent vs. the 1 percent paradigm popularized by Occupy Wall Street—this year’s Project Censored offers an element of hope. It’s not easy to succeed at projects that resist corporate dominance, and when it does happen, the corporate media is sometimes reluctant to cover it. No. 7 on the Top 25 list is the story of how the United Nations designated 2012 the International Year of the Cooperative, recognizing the rapid growth of co-op businesses—organizations that are part-owned by all members and whose revenue is shared equitably. One billion people worldwide now work in co-ops. The Year of the Cooperative is not the only good-news story discussed by Project Censored this year. In Chapter 4, Yes! Magazine’s Sarah Van Gelder lists “12 ways the Occupy movement and other major trends have offered a foundation for a transformative future.” They include a renewed sense of “political self-respect” and fervor to organize in the United States, debunking of economic myths such as the American dream, and the blossoming of economic alternatives such as community land trusts, time banking and micro-energy installations. They also include results achieved from pressure on government, like the delay of the Keystone Pipeline project, widespread efforts to override the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, the removal of dams in Washington after decades of campaigning by
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Native American and environmental activists and the enactment of single-payer health care in Vermont. As Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed writes in the book’s foreword, “The majority of people now hold views about Western governments and the nature of power that would have made them social pariahs 10 or 20 years ago.” Citing polls from the corporate media, Mosaddeq writes: “The majority are now skeptical of the Iraq War; the majority want an end to U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan; the majority resent the banks and ﬁnancial sector, and blame them for the ﬁnancial crisis; most people are now aware of environmental issues more than ever before, and despite denialist confusion promulgated by fossil fuel industries, the majority in the United States and Britain are deeply concerned about global warming; most people are wary of conventional party politics and disillusioned with the mainstream parliamentary system. “In other words,” he writes, “there has been a massive popular shift in public opinion toward a progressive critique of the current political economic system.” And ultimately, it’s the public—not the president and not the corporations—that will determine the future. There may be hope after all. Here’s Project Censored’s Top 10 list for 2013:
SIGNS OF AN EMERGING POLICE STATE
President George W. Bush is remembered largely for his role in curbing civil liberties in the name of his “war on terror.” But it’s Obama who signed the 2012 NDAA, including its clause allowing for indeﬁnite detention without trial for terrorism suspects. Obama promised that “my administration will interpret them to avoid the constitutional conﬂict”—leaving us adrift if and when the next administration chooses to interpret them otherwise. Another law of concern is the National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order that Obama issued in March 2012. That order authorizes the president, “in the event of a potential threat to the security of the United States, to take actions necessary to ensure the availability of adequate resources and production capability, including services and critical technology, for national defense requirements.” The president is to be advised on this WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
Radiation from Fukushima many have been related to thousands of deaths in the United States.
course of action by “the National Security Council and Homeland Security Council, in conjunction with the National Economic Council.” Journalist Chris Hedges, along with co-plaintiffs including Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg, won a case challenging the NDAA’s indeﬁnite detention clause Sept. 1, when a federal judge blocked its enforcement, but her ruling was overturned Oct. 3, so the clause is back.
OCEANS IN PERIL
Big banks aren’t the only entities that our country has deemed “too big to fail.” But our oceans won’t be getting a bailout anytime soon, and their collapse could compromise life itself. In a haunting article highlighted by Project Censored, Mother Jones reporter Julia Whitty paints a tenuous seascape—overﬁshed, acidiﬁed, warming—and describes how the destruction of the ocean’s complex ecosystems jeopardizes the entire planet, not just the 70 percent that is water. Whitty compares ocean acidiﬁcation, caused by global warming, to acidiﬁcation that was one of the causes of the “Great Dying,” a mass extinction 252 million years ago. Life on Earth took 30 million years to recover. In a more hopeful story, a study of 14 protected and 18 non-protected ecosystems in the Mediterranean Sea showed dangerous levels of biomass depletion. But it also showed that the marine reserves were wellenforced, with ﬁve to 10 times larger ﬁsh populations than in unprotected areas. This encourages establishment and maintenance of more reserves.
U.S. DEATHS FROM FUKUSHIMA
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Institute, a nuclear industry lobbying group. And in one study that got little attention, scientists Joseph Mangano and Janette Sherman found that in the period following the Fukushima meltdowns, 14,000 more deaths than average were reported in the United States, mostly among infants. Later, Mangano and Sherman updated the number to 22,000.
FBI AGENTS RESPONSIBLE FOR TERRORIST PLOTS
We know that FBI agents go into communities such as mosques both undercover and in the guise of building relationships, quietly gathering information about individuals. This is part of an approach to ﬁnding what the FBI now considers the most likely kind of terrorists, “lone wolves.” Its strategy: “seeking to identify those disgruntled few who might participate in a plot given the means and the opportunity. And then, in case after case, the government provides the plot, the means, and the opportunity,” writes Mother Jones journalist Trevor Aaronson. The publication, along with the Investigative Reporting Program at the University of California-Berkeley, examined the results of this strategy, 508 cases classiﬁed as terrorism-related that have come before the U.S. Department of Justice since the 9/11 terrorist attacks of 2001. In 243 of these cases, an informant was involved; in 49 cases, an informant actually led the plot. And “with three exceptions, all of the high-proﬁle domestic terror plots of the last decade were actually FBI stings.”
FEDERAL RESERVE LOANED TRILLIONS TO MAJOR BANKS
The Federal Reserve, the United States’ quasi-private central bank, was audited for the ﬁrst time in its history this year. The audit report states, “From late 2007 through mid-2010, Reserve Banks provided more than $1 trillion ... in emergency loans to the ﬁnancial sector to address strains in credit markets and to avert failures of individual institutions believed to be a threat to the stability of the ﬁnancial system.” These loans had signiﬁcantly less interest and fewer conditions than the high-proﬁle TARP bailouts and were rife with conﬂicts of interest. Some examples: The CEO of JP Morgan Chase served as a board member of the New York Federal Reserve at the same time that his bank received more than $390 billion in ﬁnancial assistance from the Fed.
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William Dudley, who is now the New York Federal Reserve president, was granted a conﬂict of interest waiver to let him keep investments in AIG and General Electric at the same time the companies were given bailout funds. The audit was restricted to Federal Reserve lending during the ﬁnancial crisis. On July 25, 2012, a bill to audit the Fed again, with fewer limitations, authored by Rep. Ron Paul, passed the House of Representatives. HR459 is expected to die in the Senate, but the movement behind Paul and his calls to hold the Fed accountable, or abolish it altogether, seem to be growing.
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Reporting on a study by researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute in Zurich didn’t make the rounds nearly enough, according to Censored 2013. They found that of 43,060 transnational companies, 147 control 40 percent of total global wealth. The researchers also built a model visually demonstrating how the connections between companies— what it calls the “super entity”—works. Some have criticized the study, saying control of assets doesn’t equate to ownership. True, but as we clearly saw in the 2008 ﬁnancial collapse, corporations are capable of mismanaging assets in their control to the detriment of their actual owners. And a largely unregulated super entity like this is vulnerable to global collapse.
THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF COOPERATIVE
Can something really be censored when it’s straight from the United Nations? According to Project Censored evaluators, the corporate media underreported the United Nations declaring 2012 to be the International Year of the Cooperative, based on the co-op business model’s stunning growth. The United Nations found that in 2012, 1 billion people worldwide are co-op member-owners, or one in ﬁve adults older than 15. The largest is Spain’s Mondragon Corporation, with more than 80,000 member-owners. The United Nations predicts that by 2025, worker-owned co-ops will be the world’s fastest growing business model. Workerowned cooperatives provide for equitable distribution of wealth, genuine connection to the workplace and, just maybe, a brighter future for our planet.
NATO WAR CRIMES IN LIBYA
In January, the BBC “revealed” how British Special Forces agents joined and “blended in” with rebels in Libya to help topple dictator Muammar Gaddaﬁ, a story that alternative media sources had reported a year earlier. NATO admits to bombing a pipe factory in the Libyan city of Brega that was key to the water supply system that brought tap water to 70 percent of Libyans, saying that Gaddaﬁ was storing weapons in the factory. In Censored 2013, writer James F. Tracy makes the point that historical relations between the United States and Libya were left out of mainstream news coverage of the NATO campaign; “background knowledge and historical context conﬁrming al-Qaida and Western involvement in the
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destabilization of the Gaddaﬁ regime are also essential for making sense of corporate news narratives depicting the Libyan operation as a popular ‘uprising.’”
PRISON SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES
On its website, the UNICOR manufacturing corporation proudly proclaims that its products are “made in America.” That’s true, but they’re made in places in the United States where labor laws don’t apply, with workers often paid just 23 cents an hour to be exposed to toxic materials with no legal recourse. These places are U.S. prisons. Slavery conditions in prisons aren’t exactly news. It’s literally written into the Constitution; the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery, outlaws “slavery or involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.” But the article highlighted by Project Censored this year reveal the current state of prison slavery industries and its ties to war. The majority of products manufactured by inmates are contracted to the Department of Defense. Inmates make complex parts for missile systems, battleship anti-aircraft guns and landmine sweepers, as well as night-vision goggles, body armor and camouﬂage uniforms. Of course, this is happening in the context of record high imprisonment in the United States, where grossly disproportionate numbers of African Americans and Latinos are imprisoned and can’t vote even after they’re freed. As psychologist Elliot D. Cohen puts it in this year’s book: “This system of slavery, like that which existed in this country before the Civil War, is also racist, as more than 60 percent of U.S. prisoners are people of color.”
10 HR 347 CRIMINALIZES PROTEST HR 347, sometimes called the “criminalizing protest” or “anti-Occupy” bill, made some headlines. But concerned lawyers and other citizens worry that it could have disastrous effects for the First Amendment right to protest. Ofﬁcially called the Federal Restricted Grounds Improvement Act, the law makes it a felony to “knowingly” enter a zone restricted under the law, or engage in “disorderly or disruptive” conduct in or near the zones. The restricted zones include anywhere the Secret Service may be—places such as the White House, areas hosting events deemed National Special Security Events, or anywhere visited by the president, vice president and their immediate families; former presidents, vice presidents and certain family members; certain foreign dignitaries; major presidential and vice presidential candidates (within 120 days of an election); and other individuals as designated by a presidential executive order. These people could be anywhere, and NSSEs have notoriously included the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, Super Bowls and the Academy Awards. So far, it seems the only time HR 347 has kicked in is with George Clooney’s high-proﬁle arrest outside the Sudanese embassy. Clooney ultimately was not detained without trial—information that would be almost impossible to censor—but what about the rest of us who exist outside of the mainstream media’s spotlight? WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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If the sheep heading through town as part of the Trailing of the Sheep look nervous, it’s because they found out what’s on the menu.
It’s an acrobatic invasion with Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion.
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mesmerize CIRQUE DU SOLEIL’S DRALION Those venturing down Broadway Avenue may witness a ﬂurry of 18-wheelers huddling near Taco Bell Arena—18 trucks will haul the elaborate, handmade costumes and 26-foot-tall, 60-footwide metallic set to the space for Cirque du Soleil’s performance of Dralion. The East-meetsWest, humans-and-nature themed show will have a seven-performance run at Taco Bell Arena Thursday, Oct. 11-Sunday, Oct. 14. More than 100 people tour the country as performers and support staff for the show. “It’s like a little city unto itself,” said Aneka Rao, public relations advisor for Cirque du Soleil. According to Rao, of the approximately 50 performers in the show, nearly half are from China and perform traditional Chinese acrobatics. The tie to nature can be seen in the elements of air, water, ﬁre and earth symbolized by color. The set “looks like a futuristic Chinese temple or medieval armor. It’s very imposing,” Rao said. The show made its debut in 1999 and has been touring relentlessly. Although it is one of the Canadian entertainment company’s earlier shows, it hasn’t stagnated. “All the shows evolve. … [Dralion] has been around for quite a long time, so it is different now than when it premiered. Everything changes—choreography changes as different artists come and different artists leave, the costumes get updated, the makeup gets updated, it’s always, always evolving. So if you see it this year, it may be very different next year.” Tickets to Dralion are available through the Cirque du Soleil website, at idahotickets.com or by calling 208-426-1766. Thursday, Oct. 11-Saturday, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 12-Saturday, Oct. 13, 3:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 14, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.; $35-$140. Taco Bell Arena, 1910 University Drive, 208-4261900, tacobellarena.com.
SATURDAYSUNDAY OCT. 13-14 art walk BOISE OPEN STUDIOS COLLECTIVE ORGANIZATION ART
STUDIOS TOUR Bosco, George Costanza’s secret ATM code, is thought to refer to the chocolatey syrup that’s been around since the 1920s. But given the awesomeness of Boise Open Studios Collective Organization, Seinfeld writers may have had it in mind instead (we’ll overlook any time discrepancies between the
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organization’s founding and the 1995 television episode). BOSCO describes itself as a nonproﬁt volunteer organization “established to promote and foster greater understanding of the creative process between artists and the general public.” And Saturday, Oct. 13-Sunday, Oct. 14, it will grow that understanding by hosting its Open
The Trailing of the Sheep Festival will celebrate its Sweet 16 Thursday, Oct. 11-Sunday, Oct. 14, and like any good birthday bash, it’s inviting a few thousand of its closest friends—including enough sheep to make Little Bo Peep lose her friggin’ mind. The Wood River Valley festival is an annual family friendly event that promotes the Idaho tradition of sheep ranchers moving their ﬂocks to lower elevations every fall to winter grazing areas. While the weekend is packed with various activities, here are some not-to-be-missed events: The Big Sheep Parade: Sunday, Oct. 14, Main Street in Ketchum will be taken over by more than 1,500 sheep accompanied by dancers, musicians, sheep wagons, music and entertainment. Think Spain’s Running of the Bulls but much fuzzier and less terrifying. Championship Sheepdog Trails: Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14, 50 of what claim to be the most talented roundup pups in the West will compete for prizes. If you want to up the excitement by having someone to cheer on, sponsor a dog for $50. Culinary Events: Sure, an event that features sheep as both the entertainment and the main dish brings about some Machiavellian concerns, but put them aside and enjoy grub from Wood River Valley restaurants such as Boca, Cornerstone Bar and Grill, Moose Girls, Cristina’s Restaurant and the Roosevelt Grille, which will showcase their best lamb recipes during the For the Love of Lamb Foodie Fest Friday, Oct. 12. If that isn’t enough, a Lamb Feast will take place Saturday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., when six chefs will join forces to create a spread of traditional Basque food as well as barbecued ribs and apple-buttermilk and blue cheese coleslaw. Various times and locations, trailingofthesheep.org.
Studios Tour. The art-curious can cruise to 36 studios around Boise over the weekend and ask questions of their favorite artists. Reading bios and statements at exhibitions provides a glimpse into the minds of those who craft ﬁne art. The Open Studio Tour expands on that idea and allows the public into the areas where creativity happens. Expect to see swatches, paints, tools and whatever inventive devices your favorite local artists employ when crafting new work. And don’t be afraid to ask questions.
The event held a preview night Oct. 4. A show opening was held Oct. 5 at Visual Arts Collective in Garden City, showcasing the work of BOSCO members, and will be up through Sunday, Nov. 25. Grab a marker, check out the studio map at BOSCO’s website or any of the studios, and formulate a plan of attack. With so much to see, screw money—time is art. Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 14, noon-6 p.m.; FREE. Various locations, see map for addresses, boiseopenstudios. com.
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Keep your stick on the ice. Are you willing to ﬁght for your favorite Boise Weekly cover art?
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IDAHO STEELHEADS SEASON OPENER After months of sticky summer weather, sports fans can ﬁnally retreat from the sweltering heat of baseball diamonds. Once autumn begins, hockey fans bundle up with a beer in the ice-cold air of CenturyLink Arena for another Idaho Steelheads hockey season. This year marks the 16th season for Boise’s AA hockey team, promising 36 home games, including visits from arch rivals the Alaska Aces. The season opener takes place in Boise Friday, Oct. 12, when the Steelheads battle it out with the Utah Grizzlies from West Valley City. Fans will ﬁll the arena while athletes pass the puck, start brawls and chase that perfect shot into the opponent’s goal. Capitalizing on its efforts in the National Conference semiﬁnals in Alaska last season, the Steelheads hope to come out strong in 2012. Coaching staff have added three new forwards, including Ron “The Cowboy” Meyers, Taylor McReynolds and Andrew Wright. In anticipation of the opening game, crews put the ﬁnishing touches on the rink—including painting the Steelheads logo onto the ice—on Sept. 12. Too bad that within minutes of the ﬁrst game, players will carve up the well-polishing rink as they race to score against their opponents. Though tickets went on sale Oct. 1 at 10 a.m., the ticket ofﬁce reports plenty are still available for the ﬁrst home game. If you can’t make the opener, a full schedule of home and away games can be found on the CenturyLink Arena or Idaho Steelheads websites. Friday, Oct. 13, the Steelheads head to Utah to take on the grizzlies on their own frozen turf. 7:10 p.m., $16-$35. CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-424-2200, idahosteelheads.com.
when you’re coming home. But as the saying goes, misery loves company, so if you’re looking for some friends who share your same fears, head to Boise Contemporary Theater Wednesday, Oct. 17, for its season-opening performance of Tigers Be Still. The production consists
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of an all-local cast and is directed by Matthew Cameron Clark. It will run through Saturday, Nov. 10. The play centers on 25-year-old Sherry, who recently graduated with her master’s degree in art therapy. Rather than continuing on to her dream profes-
BOISE WEEKLY COVER AUCTION “This art is so good, I bang my head against the wall to celebrate!” Those are the words of actor Luke Massengill of Idaho Shakespeare Festival as he literally bangs his head against the wall in a commercial for Boise Weekly’s annual Cover Auction. (If you haven’t seen it, stop what you’re doing right now and watch it by visiting boiseweekly.com and clicking on “Video.”) Though we have yet to witness any attendees at our annual auction bang their heads against the wall in an art ﬁt, the idea of the auction is a bit crazy. Turn over the cover of a newspaper to a local artist every week rather than using it to pimp editorial content? Yep, crazy. Then turn around and sell off all the art every year to beneﬁt the local arts community? Risky. Fortunately, we have a great pool of local work to choose from, which ensures that our weekly cover is not only lovely to look at but that the original pieces sell like hotcakes at our annual Cover Auction, allowing us to raise somewhere in the neighborhood of $15,000 every year. Then we funnel that chunk of change into private art grants for individual artists and arts organizations. Join us Wednesday, Oct. 17, for the 11th annual Cover Auction, when we’ll sell off the last year’s worth of artwork. Doors open at the Idaho State Historical Museum at 5 p.m. so prospective buyers can peruse the selection of work. Auctioneer Joshua Houk will start the auction promptly at 6 p.m. Apprentices from Idaho Shakespeare Festival, which will receive 20 percent of this year’s proceeds, will provide entertainment. Covers can also be previewed during regular museum hours anytime before the doors open for the auction, but regular museum admission rates will apply. For a look at this year’s covers, see the insert in this edition of Boise Weekly. 5 p.m. doors, 6 p.m. auction, $5 suggested donation. Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 Julia Davis Drive, 208344-2120. boiseweekly.com.
sion, she moves back in with her mother. Among the other things going wrong in her life, Sherry’s sister is drinking and crying herself into a coma, her boss keeps bringing a
Doom metal duo Wolvserpent may be gaining a following outside the United States, but Blake Green and Brittany McConnell are loyal to Boise’s artistic scene. The couple have commissioned four local artists to design T-shirts for the band, which will be released locally and internationally over the next year. “As of now, we are releaswolvserpent-store.weebly.com ing a new shirt about once a quarter,” explained Green. “We are big fans of many artists in Boise but one of the criteria is that the art of any given artist must ﬁt our aesthetic.” The ﬁrst shirt in the series was designed by Erin Cunningham and features two blindfolded women dangling from strings held by ﬂuttering birds. The second shirt was created by former Boise Weekly graphic designer Adam Rosenlund and boasts a dark, masked ﬁgure wielding a dagger with a skull mounted to its forehead. While Cunningham’s shirts have almost sold out—ﬁve women’s smalls are left—Rosenlund’s are still available. “There’s tons of Germans and Norwegians walking around with Erin Cunningham and Adam Rosenlund T-shirts on,” Green said, excitedly. Though the last two artists are still shrouded in mystery, Green said the next design should debut in “deep winter.” “We wanted to offer something special for our hometown,” said Green. “We offer pre-sales of these designs, so everyone can have a chance to reserve a shirt before it is released to the rest of the world.” —Tara Morgan
riﬂe to work, and there’s an escaped tiger on the loose. 8 p.m., $15, $10 for ages 30 and younger. 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, bctheater.org.
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followed by dueling pianos and music from DJ Mighty Delta One. 7 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-9060658, varsitypubmeridian.com.
FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL— Fun and fast-paced, this classic musical will have you dancing the whole way home. Support the community’s young talent while enjoying an inexpensive night out. 7 p.m. $7-$10. Timberline High School, 701 E. Boise Ave., Boise, 208-854-6230.
BECOMING: AN EVENING OF SHORT PLAYS—The Boise State Department of Theatre Arts opens the 2012-2013 season with a series of ﬁve short plays that grapple with central human questions. 7:30 p.m. $12-$15. Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-3980, theatre.boisestate.edu.
Concerts CANTUS—The renowned men’s vocal ensemble presents timeless classics in a cappella arrangements. Visit caldwellﬁnearts.org for more info. 7:30 p.m. $7-$25. Jewett Auditorium, The College of Idaho, 2112 E. Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, 208459-3405 or 208-454-1376, caldwellﬁnearts.org.
THURSDAY OCT. 11 Festivals & Events RAW ARTISTS: PROVOCATIONS—Monthly arts showcase featuring local talent in ﬁlm, music, performance art, fashion, hair/makeup, photography and art. Hosted by emcee Dylan Haas with DJ Myko. Cocktail attire requested; for 18 and older. 7 p.m.-midnight. $10 adv., $15 door. Powerhouse Event Center, 621 S. 17th St., Boise, 208331-4005, rawartists.org/boise. TRAILING OF THE SHEEP FESTIVAL—The 16th annual Trailing of the Sheep festival features 1,500 sheep moving down Main Street in Ketchum; story telling; Folk Life Fair; culinary events; Scottish, Basque, Polish and Peruvian dancers and musicians; ﬁber and photography workshops; and championship sheepdog trials. See Picks, Page 16. Visit trailingofthesheep.org for more info. Ketchum, visitsunvalley.com.
On Stage BECOMING: AN EVENING OF SHORT PLAYS—See Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. $12-$15. Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-3980, theatre. boisestate.edu. CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: DRALION—Dralion is the fusion of ancient Chinese circus traditions and the avant-garde style of Cirque du Soleil. The international cast features 52 acrobats, gymnasts, musicians, singers and comedic characters. Visit cirquedusoliel. com/dralion or call 208-4261766 for tickets. See Picks, Page 16. 7:30 p.m., $28-$75. Taco Bell Arena, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-1900, tacobellarena.com. COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: TOM CLARK—Enjoy some jokes
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LIQUID LAUGHS: BENGT WASHBURN—Also featuring Alyssa Cowan. Purchase tickets at liquidlaughs.com, by calling 208-9412459 or at Liquid or Solid. Buy one, get one free tickets. 8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com.
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW— Go along with Brad and Janet on a strange adventure with this cult classic that features plenty of adult humor, props and the Time Warp. Call Stagecoach Theatre up to one hour prior to show time to reserve your tickets. 7:30 p.m., $20. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-3422000, stagecoachtheatre.com. SOMETHING’S AFOOT—This musical murder mystery takes a satirical poke at Agatha Christie mysteries as 10 people in an isolated house are picked off by clever, ﬁendish devices. All dinnershow tickets must be purchased at least one day in advance online. 7 p.m. $15-$18. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-3850021, kedproductions.org.
NOISE/CD REVIEW BELTANE, BELTANE After honing its chops at local festivals and cafes, Boise folk quintet Beltane dropped its self-titled debut in May. In both its press materials and its name—an homage to the Irish and Scottish spring festival celebrated primarily by pagans—Beltane calls its sound Celtic music. But the 12 songs that comprise the album have more in common with Spanish and Latin music, making heavy use of minor keys, acoustic guitar and ﬂute ﬂourishes. The pagan inﬂuence is undeniable, though. Lyrics never veer from naturalistic themes and exaltations of pagan festivals. Track ﬁve is a ballad dedicated to “Moon Mother,” followed by a moody track called “Banshee.” Others explore the harvest, a “Sweet Solstice Night,” and the traditional ﬁres of the festival from which the band took its name. The lyrical mono-focus is a negative, not only because it is largely unrelatable to non-pagans, but because it is a dull and somewhat cliched examination of the subject matter. It isn’t music that is tremendously engaging sonically to begin with. The 12 tracks maintain a basic mid-tempo meter and a sonic formula of strummed acoustic guitars backed by hand percussion and ﬂourishes of ﬂute and lead guitar. The centerpiece of every song is harmonized vocals from chief songwriter Susan Nelson-Sangiorgi, violinist Dana Logan and bassist Krista Oberlindacher Lloyd. All over-sing, with pushy and overly stylized harmonies. And the Gheorghe Zamﬁr-esque ﬂutes are often as corny as are the melodies. There is a time and place for Beltane’s music, and it’s most likely small-scale, outdoor cultural festivals. But recorded acoustic folk music is generally about less—emphasizing subtlety and the lack of having anything to hide behind, which forces sincerity. But everything from Beltane’s pushy vocals to the out-of-place effects on the lead guitar to the lyrics all being forced through a single myopic theme make the group sound positively fake. —Josh Gross WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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Molly Hill, High Wire, acrylic/collage on paper. Cover date: 10/5/11
Marianne Konvalinka, Bring Forth the Light, mixed media on canvas. Cover date: 10/12/11
Kyler Martz, Horsepower, ink and brush on paper. Cover date: 11/30/11
Mark Hardy, African Sky, giclee, pigment inks. Cover date: 11/23/11
Tyler Bush, Home on the Strange—Gold Floral Plates—Set of 4, wood, plates, photoshop and transfers. Cover date: 10/19/11
Troy Passey, Nostalgia, acrylic, cardboard and thread. Cover date: 12/7/11
Bruce Maurey, Los Tres Mariachis, acrylic and mixed media on canvas. Cover date: 10/26/11
Rachel Teannalach, Harvest Moon over Capitol, oil on wood. Cover date: 11/2/11
Karen Woods, 15th Street, oil on canvas. Cover date: 11/9/11
Susan Valiquette, En Pointe, giclee on pearl. Cover date: 12/14/11
Belinda Rose Isley, Meet Me Under the Mistletoe, assemblage/collage. Cover date: 12/21/11
Katherine Grey, Octopus in Red on Blue, linocut. Cover date: 11/16/11
Eli Craven, Film Still from “Rescue,” acrylic medium image transfer on canvas. Cover date: 1/4/12
Grant Olsen, Ghosts: The Birth of Love, wool. Cover date: 12/28/11
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO? With the 11th annual Boise Weekly Cover Auction we continue our mission to support local artists. Since its inception in 2002, our annual auction has raised $125,000 and made possible numerous pub-
Deborah Hardee, Boise Snow, 2009, ink jet photograph. Cover date: 1/11/12
Timothy Andreae, Year of the Dragon 2012, Hosho paper, sumi ink and oil pastel. Cover date: 1/18/12
lic art works, children’s educational programs, gallery
Margaret G. Feldman, Snow Shack, Hyde Park, acrylic and graphite on panel. Cover date: 1/25/12
Travis Campion, ... it was dripping pitch and made of wood, watercolor and ink on watercolor paper. Cover date: 2/1/12
Elijah Jensen, Artificial Grain (for Jaime Gleixner), wallpaper, birch plywood. Cover date: 2/8/12
shows and exhibitions. Each week the cover of Boise Weekly features the work of a local artist, who is paid for his or her contribution. Every fall we auction off the year’s work to raise money for a private grant, which Boise Weekly distributes to individual artists and arts organizations. For this year’s auction, we are partnering with Idaho Shakespeare Festival, which will receive 20 percent of the evening’s net proceeds for community art outreach efforts. Several of the festival’s high
Amanda Hamilton, Oak, paper, wire, glass, handcut oak base. Cover date: 2/15/12
P. R. Pablo Rodriguez, Dinner, oil on canvas. Cover date: 2/22/12
Patrick Sweeney, Squak + Destroy, photograph. Cover date: 2/29/12
school apprentices will appear at the auction.
Zach V. Ganschow, Three Cheers for Ultralight Transportation, watercolor, mixed media. Cover date: 3/7/12
Ryan Johnson, Don’t Talk to Me, Marie, acrylic on watercolor paper. Cover date: 3/14/12
To apply for a grant, see the application and details at communityfund.boiseweekly.com. The deadline to apply for this year’s grant is Friday, Feb. 1, 2013.
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Karelia Dubkowski, You’re a Different Bird, acrylic and found objects. Cover date: 3/21/12
Will Eichelberger, White Buffalo II, photographic collage. Cover date: 3/28/12
April VanDeGrift, The Rabbit Hole, acrylic on wood. Cover date: 4/4/12
Alan E. Stanford, Fall Wetland—Idaho, watercolor. Cover date: 5/9/12
Benjamin Oak Brunn, Chumline, colored pencil, ink. Cover date: 5/16/12
Julie Sue Erb, Just a Bowl of Cherries, oil. Cover date: 6/27/12
Tomas Montano, ¡viva ohmu!, paint and plastisol on plywood. Cover date: 7/4/12
Ashleigh Brienne Oliver, Goober Peas, reduction linocut and screenprint. Cover date: 5/23/12
Mark McGinnis, Shoshone Falls #1, hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper. Cover date: 7/11/12
Conrad Garner, Late Night Mutiny at Salty Dog Tavern, ink drawings, digital photography and color. Printed on archival photo stock. Cover date: 4/11/12
Cassandra Schiffler, Windows #6, oil on panel. Cover date: 5/30/12
Joe Kimmel, Blot out the sun, acrylic on wood. Cover date: 7/18/12
Jaki Katz Ashford, Blood Brothers, acrylic on canvas. Cover date: 4/18/12
Kelly Packer, the earth after you offers a ladder to the attic (2), oil pastel and colored pencil on paper. Cover date: 6/6/12
Marcus Pierce, Magic Fingers, oil on vinyl sheeting. Cover date: 7/25/12
Benjamin Love, Shoshone Falls and the Democratic Sublime, View Looking Northeast 02, inkjet mounted on sintra. Cover date: 4/25/12
Alejandra Regalado Kirsch, Nayeli Ch. Ideal brand journal, digital C-print. Cover date: 5/2/12
Daniel King, The Pier at Redfish Lake, photograph. Cover date: 6/20/12
Leslie M. Bock, At Rest, soft pastel on paper. Cover date: 6/13/12
Ben Wilson, Customary Greeting, mixed media on matte board. Cover date: 8/1/12
Theresa Burkes, Bird Akua #22 1 of 1, monoprint. Cover date: 8/8/12
Laurie Blakeslee, When I Grow Up I Want to be a Snowbird, found photographic fabric, thread, vintage postcard and some sparkle on wood panel. Cover date: 8/15/12
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E.J. Pettinger, Hot Dog, gouache. Cover date: 8/22/12
Wingtip Press, Lipsmackin’ Leftovers, intaglio, relief and planographic fine art printmaking techniques. Cover date: 8/29/12
Matt Bodett, Lilac, found photograph, powdered charcoal and gesso on wood. Cover date: 9/5/12
Bill Carman, To Be a Milker of Giant Bees One Must Be Well Armored, ink, acrylic, digital. Cover date: 9/12/12
JanyRae Seda, Fall Sunflowers, oil on board. Cover date: 9/19/12
Thank you to all of our cover artists for their contributions. We would also like to thank Idaho Shakespeare Festival, auctioneer Joshua Houk, Blue Dog Framing, Stella Artois, Sophia’s Greek Bistro, Idaho State Historical Museum and Conrad Garner, who designed this year’s poster. We appreciate your support.
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8 DAYS OUT SPOTLIGHT THEATRE’S ARSENIC AND OLD LACE—This family friendly show is centered on the kooky Brewster family and the mysterious 13 bodies in the cellar. 7 p.m. $12. Columbia High School, 301 S. Happy Valley Road, Nampa, 208-498-0571.
FRIDAY OCT. 12 Festivals & Events AUCTION OF ARIAS—Enjoy an evening of ﬁne food, ﬁne wine and ﬁner arias at Opera Idaho’s annual fall fundraiser. 6-10 p.m. $35-$80. Esther Simplot Center for the Performing Arts, 516 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-345-9116. TRAILING OF THE SHEEP FESTIVAL—See Thursday. Visit trailingofthesheep.org for more info. Ketchum, visitsunvalley. com.
On Stage BECOMING: AN EVENING OF SHORT PLAYS—See Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. $12-$15. Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-3980, theatre. boisestate.edu.
BLACK WIDOWS—The ladies of LipsInc, Idaho’s ﬁrst professional female impersonation troupe, present this Halloween show with guest performer Lady Delicious. 8:30 p.m. $15. Balcony Club, 150 N. Eighth St., Ste. 226, Boise, 208-336-1313, thebalconyclub.com.
SPOTLIGHT THEATRE’S ARSENIC AND OLD LACE—See Thursday. 7 p.m. $12. Columbia High School, 301 S. Happy Valley Road, Nampa, 208-498-0571.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: DRALION—See Thursday. 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., $28-$75. Taco Bell Arena, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-1900, tacobellarena.com.
BARREL JUMPERS—The Americana/folk/bluegrass band from Nashville, Tenn., will perform, along with local favorites the Hokum Hi-Flyers. 7:30 p.m. $10, $5 youth/students. Jewett Auditorium, The College of Idaho, 2112 E. Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, 208-459-3405 or 208454-1376, caldwellﬁnearts.org.
COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: TOM CLARK—See Thursday. 7 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-9060658, varsitypubmeridian.com. FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL— See Thursday. 7 p.m. $7-$10. Timberline High School, 701 E. Boise Ave., Boise, 208-8546230. LIQUID LAUGHS: BENGT WASHBURN—See Thursday. 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com. THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW— See Thursday. 8:15 p.m., $20. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-3422000, stagecoachtheatre.com. SOMETHING’S AFOOT—See Thursday. 7 p.m. $20 show only, $39 dinner-show. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208385-0021, kedproductions.org.
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BOISE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA—Boise Baroque Orchestra’s 10th season premiere honors its founder Richard Roller, who will conduct Handel’s Water Music. The concert will also feature the Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale and vocal soloists. Visit boisebaroque.org for more info. 7:30 p.m. $22, $17 seniors and students, FREE for children with adult admission. Cathedral of the Rockies, First United Methodist Church, 717 N. 11th St., Boise, 208-343-7511.
Sports & Fitness IDAHO STEELHEADS— vs. Utah Grizzlies. See Picks, Page 17. 7:10 p.m., $16-$35. CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-424-2200, idahosteelheads. com.
SATURDAY OCT. 13 Festivals & Events TRAILING OF THE SHEEP FESTIVAL—See Thursday. Visit trailingofthesheep.org for more info. Ketchum, visitsunvalley. com.
On Stage BECOMING: AN EVENING OF SHORT PLAYS—See Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. $12-$15. Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-3980, theatre. boisestate.edu. BLACK WIDOWS—See Friday. 8:30 p.m. $15. Balcony Club, 150 N. Eighth St., Ste. 226, Boise, 208-336-1313, thebalconyclub.com.
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LAST WEEK’S ANSWERS
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: DRALION—See Thursday. 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., $28-$75. Taco Bell Arena, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-1900, tacobellarena.com. COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: TOM CLARK—See Thursday. 7 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-9060658, varsitypubmeridian.com. FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL— See Thursday. 7 p.m. $7-$10. Timberline High School, 701 E. Boise Ave., Boise, 208-8546230.
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LIQUID LAUGHS: BENGT WASHBURN—See Thursday. 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com. THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW— See Thursday. 8:15 p.m., $20. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-3422000, stagecoachtheatre.com. SOMETHING’S AFOOT—See Thursday. 6:30 p.m. $20 show only, $39 dinner-show. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208385-0021, kedproductions.org. SPOTLIGHT THEATRE’S ARSENIC AND OLD LACE—See Thursday. 7 p.m. $12. Columbia High School, 301 S. Happy Valley Road, Nampa, 208-498-0571.
Concerts Beach House bloomed on the Egyptian Theatre stage Oct. 5. NATALIE MACMASTER—The Queen of Celtic ﬁddling and step dancing returns with her band. 7:30 p.m. $47. Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa, 208-468-5555, nampaciviccenter.com.
Art BOISE OPEN STUDIOS TOUR—More than 35 artists will open their studios to the public. Visit boiseopenstudios.com for more info. See Picks, Page 16. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
SUNDAY OCT. 14 Festivals & Events TRAILING OF THE SHEEP FESTIVAL—See Thursday. Visit trailingofthesheep.org for more info. Ketchum, visitsunvalley. com.
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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: DRALION—See Wednesday. 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. $28-$75. Taco Bell Arena, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-1900, tacobellarena. com.
IDAHO PREMIERE! Join Jason Hawes co-creator and star of the Syfy TV hit Ghost Hunters and another member of T.A.P.S. as they talk about their ghoulish adventures and scariest paranormal experiences. Q&A to follow.
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DOG DICK FUCK-AROUND HOUR AND A HALF COMEDY NIGHT—Watch local comedians show off their skills. 8 p.m. Canned food donation. The Red Room Tavern, 1519 W. Main St., Boise, 208-331-0956, redroomboise.com. LIQUID LAUGHS: BENGT WASHBURN—See Thursday. Buy one, get one free tickets. 8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com.
Concerts BOISE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA—See Friday. 2 p.m. $22, $17 seniors and students, FREE for children with adult admission. Cathedral of the Rockies, First United Methodist Church, 717 N. 11th St., Boise, 208-343-7511.
ARTISTIC SURPRISES IN UNIQUE SPACES From the Artist Sweatshop at Crooked Fence Brewing to a jaw-dropping afterparty performance by a Boise up-and-comer at The Crux, there were an abundance of artistic surprises in unique spaces for those who sought them out last week. First Thursday, Oct. 4, Boise’s new crop of Artists in Residence in BODO’s Mercantile, Northrup and Urban Renewal buildings hurriedly worked to set up their spaces. According to Boise Weekly’s Sheree Whiteley: “The art-curious wound their way to the top ﬂoors of the Northrup Building to seek out artists Tyler James Bush— who displayed intricate outﬁts on mannequins and wooden candles—and Boise newcomer Abby Christensen. Bush and Christensen were quick to note that they had just begun setting up their new studios, as was Tuong Anh Ens, who will occupy the Renewal space.” Down the street, BW’s Andrew Crisp swung by another nontraditional art space, Mr. Peabody’s Optical Shoppe, to check out a new pooch-themed show by the former owner of Gallery Alexa Rose. “Alexa Rose Howell presented Spectacular Dogs, which included paintings of a French bulldog pooch named Maurice, along with other canines the artist made up,” said Crisp. The following evening, Crisp made his way to Garden City for another unique show by a group of local artists, including Cale Cathey, Kelly Knopp, Grant Olsen and Noble Hardesty. “Artists penned foaming-mouthed zombies, stark white skeletons and other monsters Oct. 5 under the watchful eye of a group of patrons at Crooked Fence Brewery’s second Artist Sweatshop. The event brought dozens of visitors to snap up original work by nearly a dozen local artists on the cheap.” Back in Boise, Beach House fans crowded into the Egyptian Theatre Oct. 5 for a much-anticipated performance by the Baltimore dream poppers. A sizeable pool gathered in front of the theater’s stage before the band kicked off its set. Back-lit by the glow of a single light, her wild hair silhouetted against the dark of the stage, Beach House singer Victoria Legrand launched into the track “Wild,” off the band’s most recent album, Bloom. It was an arresting moment that brieﬂy silenced the packed Egyptian, as a crashing wave of the band’s signature, guitar-and-keyboard-drenched dream pop washed over them. And the rest of the show followed suit, with equal measures of style and echoing emotion. After the concert, Beach House ticket-holders funneled into The Crux for an afterparty with Boise’s Hot Lava, Portland, Ore.’s Wooden Indian Burial Ground and the lovely Lionsweb. Comprised of Boise’s Bronwyn Leslie, Lionsweb quieted the packed coffeehouse by launching into a folksy, a cappella number with a crowd of rapt listeners wrapped around her. She made her way to a piano, where she belted out the remainder of her lilting, yet powerfully soulful tracks. This lady is one to keep your eye on. —Tara Morgan WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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BOISE OPEN STUDIOS TOUR—See Saturday. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Talks & Lectures FRANK CHURCH CONFERENCE ON PUBLIC AFFAIRS—Ryan Crocker, former United States ambassador to Afghanistan, will be the keynote speaker at this 29th annual conference. This year’s subject focuses on Afghanistan and South Asia. See Citizen, Page 10. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union, Simplot Grand Ballroom, 1910 University Drive, Boise, sub. boisestate.edu.
MONDAY OCT. 15 Food & Drink NIGHT OF THE LIVING CHEFS— Enjoy an eight-course dinner, rafﬂe, music from Dakota Mad Band, Halloween costume contest and more at this fundraiser for American Culinary Foundation scholarships. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets. 6-11 p.m. $25. Powerhouse Event Center, 621 S. 17th St., Boise, 208-331-4005.
Odds & Ends CLOTHESLINE PROJECT—See Monday. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Building, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-INFO, sub. boisestate.edu.
Literature A LITERARY EVENING FOR RIVER AND WILDERNESS LOVERS WITH OUTDOOR WRITER JO DEURBROUCK—Deurbrouck will discuss the necessity of adventure and her new book “Anything Worth Doing.” Sponsored by Idaho Rivers United and Hyde Park Books. See Rec, Page 28. 7 p.m. FREE. Sun Ray Cafe, 1602 N. 13th St., Boise, 208343-2887, sunray-cafe.com.
WEDNESDAY OCT. 17 Festivals & Events POWERUP LIVE MOTIVATIONAL SEMINAR—Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Steve Forbes, the chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, will share their insight at this unique event for personal and organizational growth. For more info, log onto powerup360. com. $17 and up. Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa, 208-468-1000, idahocenter.com.
Odds & Ends CLOTHESLINE PROJECT—Make or view shirts with messages about domestic violence and learn how to promote healthy relationships in this annual event, presented by the Women’s Center as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Building, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-INFO, sub. boisestate.edu.
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On Stage TIGERS BE STILL— When Sherry’s art therapy degree doesn’t yield the job of her dreams, she moves back in with her mother who won’t come downstairs and sister who won’t move off the couch. See Picks, Page 16. 8 p.m., $10-$15. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, bctheater.org. THE WOMAN IN BLACK—Prepare to be scared out of your wits at this Company of Fools’ production of the play based on Susan Hill’s 1983 horror ﬁction novel about a menacing ghost that haunts a small English town. Performances are limited to 40 audience members per night, since the action of the play takes place throughout the theater while the audience is on stage. Visit companyoffools.org for more info. 7 p.m., $10-30. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122, companyoffools.org.
Art BOISE WEEKLY COVER AUCTION— Each year, Boise Weekly auctions off all the art work that graces our cover for an entire year. Then we take that dough and put it back into the art community through grants. See Picks, Page 17. 5 p.m. doors, 6 p.m. auction, $5 suggested donation. Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 Julia Davis Drive, 208-344-2120. boiseweekly. com.
ONGOING EAGLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT. HAUNTED WOODS—Dusk-11 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Wed., Oct. 31. $10, $6 ages 5-12, FREE for ages 4 and younger. Merrill Park, 637 E. Shore Drive, Eagle River Development, Eagle. THE FARMSTEAD 2012—Saturdays, 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Fridays, 4-11 p.m. and MondaysThursdays, 4-9 p.m. Continues through Saturday, Nov. 3. The Farmstead, 1020 S. Rackham Way, Meridian, 208-922-LOST (5678), farmsteadfestival.com. HALLOWEEN HAUNTED HISTORY TROLLEY TOUR—Fridays and Saturdays Friday, Oct. 12-Saturday, Oct. 27, and nightly Sunday, Oct. 28-Wednesday, Oct. 31. Saturday, Oct. 27 is a special two-hour tour and costs $25. The Wednesday, Oct. 31 tour is for ages 21 and older. 8 p.m. $18, $16 students. Joe’s Crab Shack, 2288 N. Garden St., Garden City, 208-433-0849, boisetrolleytours.com. HAUNTED WORLD—MondayThursday, dusk-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, dusk-midnight. Hauntedworld.org. Mondays-Saturdays. $20, FREE for children younger than 5. SCARECROW STROLL— Through Wednesday, Oct. 31. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.
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BOISE SONG TALK Have your mind bent by Zoe Boekbinder at VAC.
THE WEEK IN ROCK Every so often, we overhear a conversation at a bar/restaurant/public pool in which some dillhole loudly and boldly proclaims there isn’t anywhere to see music in Boise. Well, dillholes of the world, there is no shortage of music this week. For example, Wednesday, Oct. 10, you can head out to Nampa to catch Portland, Ore., indie folk trio Swansea with Santa Barbara’s ﬁnest nature-inﬂuenced synth-pop, Little Owl, at Flying M Coffeegarage. That show costs $3 and goes down at 8 p.m. Is Nampa too far to go for strumming guitars and crooning ladies? Then stop at Visual Arts Collective, also on Wednesday, Oct. 10, and catch dueling folkstresses Zoe Boekbinder and Grandma Kelsey. That show costs $5 and starts at 9 p.m. Or if you like a dose of social justice with your rock ’n’ roll, you can hit up The Crux Thursday, Oct. 11, for Equality Rocks, a punk celebration of National Coming Out Day, featuring performances from Little Miss and the No Names, Hot Dog Sandwich, The Meatballs, Ben the Drunken Poet and Gus Voss. The show starts at 8 p.m. and costs $5, with proceeds beneﬁting the Pride Foundation. That show would also be a good chance to pick up a copy of Mind, the brand-spanking-new 7-inch vinyl from Little Miss and the No Names. But according to Facebook, the band only pressed around 500 of the little devils, many of which will be mailed out to folks who pre-ordered. So get on that shizzle quick like. Another new punk album available this week is courtesy of local jerk-wads The Jerkwadz. The band will drop its new disc, Demo Years 2010-2012, at Liquid during Punk Monday, Oct. 15. Also on the bill that night are Nude Oil, The Meatballs and Piranhas. The show starts at 9 p.m. and costs $3. But if you pony up $5 at the door, you get a copy of Demo Years on the way in. And if you can’t wait that long for a sweaty vomit-fest, then hit up The Shredder Friday, Oct. 12, which will have all the metal you can bang your head at courtesy of Spokane, Wash.’s Odyssey. All Gussied Up out of Kennewick, Wash., Pennsylvania’s Gloominous Doom and Boise’s Deadly Sinz and Rise of the Fallen—which, sadly, is not a Transformers-sequel themed metal band—will also perform. That show goes down at 8 p.m. and costs $5 at the door.
TVCTV show launches its second season on local songwriters JOSH GROSS After a career in ﬁnancial services in Los Angeles, James Coberly Smith decided to retire to Boise in 2008, something his friends didn’t entirely understand. They still keep asking him if he’s in Iowa. “It was a scary thing for me to move here,” Smith said. “I’m getting up at not a young age; I’m pulling the plug. It could have been rough.” But Smith brought a guitar in his carpetJames Coberly Smith talks songwriting on his TVCTV program, Boise Song Talk. bag, and he quickly became entranced with Boise’s music scene. “I thought so much stuff here was so cool, The three episodes with Sorrels are broken all the live music. They could have pumped in show still doesn’t have the tight editing and up thematically: music and life on the road, driving production of something like VH1’s music, but instead, they had live music,” said family history and the love of words, and Behind the Music or even Storytellers. The Smith. “It was very vibrant to me.” But the thing that spoke most to Smith was pace is far slower and more introspective, with career highlights and inﬂuences. The second season will also feature Marcus Smith quizzing the guests on their inspirations, the copious local supply of singer-songwriters Eaton, Thomas Paul, Catherine and Sam Mertechniques and what drives them to do what and folk types, a style close to his own. rick of a.k.a. Belle and more. they do. “That’s my love in life—songwriting,” “To me, what’s interesting about that “I tell every guest that this is rock ’n’ roll he said. TV, completely unedited,” he said. “We record lineup is that you go all the way from Rosalie Eager to do something to celebrate the Sorrels, who is a two-time Grammy nominee, them from start to ﬁnish and most camera work being created locally, he founded Boise shot choices are made by the student directors all the way to a couple of those names you Song Talk, a half-hour TV interview series on may never have heard of, and yet, they’re all Treasure Valley Community Television featur- and crews on the spot, as the show is taking great songwriters,” Smith said. ing local songwriters. Boise Song Talk’s second place. I tell the guests to think of it as a live One of those featured songwriters is local recording—if the paintings fall on us, keep season began airing Oct. 5. folk and jazz singer Patricia Folkner. Most of the shows will have the same basic going.” “One of the things we talked about was Smith said he believes the content is good formula as the ﬁrst season said Smith. approaching a song from an artistic point enough for people to see past any potential That formula is a simple question-andof view versus a technical point of view,” production shortcomings. answer series with local songwriters, quizzing she said. But not everyone agrees with him. them about their body of work, their process According to Folkner, there’s a big differ“Someone looked at me on these interviews and whatever tricks they’ve picked up along and said, ‘Man, this guy is a weak journalist,’” ence in those approaches. the way. It’s a forum that appealed greatly “I’m a guitar teacher,” she said. “So I spent Smith said. “Well, I’m not a journalist. I’m a to local musician Dan Costello, who was an a lot of time learning my instrument, which songwriter. But I’m a great appreciator.” early guest on the show and met Smith at a isn’t always something that folk singers have That’s why for the show’s second season, Pengilly’s open mic. done. So we kind of approached it through Smith put a lot more work into research and “He really didn’t want to try to push that angle.” preparation for his interviews. the performance artistry or But Folkner said the thing that really made “I realized how much homeanything there,” said Costello. it all come together for her was Smith himself. work I had to do on guests,” “He really wanted to drill BOISE SONG TALK “James has this incredible way of making Smith said. “I really had to down to the bedrock of the Fridays at 8:30 p.m. on you feel comfortable,” she said. listen to their CDs and really song itself. That was a really TVCTV, Channel 11, or For the second season of Boise Song Talk, think about questions. And even unique part of it.” tvctvonline.org. View old epiSmith has also gotten a website for the show then, in a live unedited interDuring the show’s ﬁrst sodes at boisesongtalk.com. view, I had to think about where in order, which means the shows should be season—which featured interonline after they ﬁnish airing. I wanted to go, but it didn’t views with local notables like “Before, it would just air and go away and always go there. It was like riding a wild Travis Ward of Hillfolk Noir, Rebecca Scott, bronco. It took a lot more work, but it’s worth then it would be gone,” Smith said. “This Johnny Shoes and many more—Smith would time, there will be a life beyond the airing just it. I think the result is better.” also play an original song or two and wax on TV.” Smith booked a wide range of artists for philosophical about songwriting before getting And for the scene and the city that welthe show’s second season, including a threeto the guest. But that’s something he cut for comed Smith with open arms, that matters. part series with celebrated folk singer Rosalie the second season. “To me, what I owe right now to these Sorrels. “I’m not going to do as much theatrics at guests is, I owe them my effort to promote “She was much too big a subject,” Smith the front,” Smith added. “I’m going to get to these shows so that people see them,” he said. “Once I started meeting with her, I realthe guest a little more quickly.” said. ized I couldn’t stick to just the one subject.” But even after trimming the fat, Smith’s
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SWANSEA—With Little Owl. 8 p.m. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage
ACTUAL DEPICTION—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s
RYAN WISSINGER—9 p.m. FREE. Solid
XANDRA—7 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s
B3 SIDE—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye
STRANGER NEIGHBOR—6 p.m. $15 adv., $20 door. Linen Building
BAND OF BUSKERS—8 p.m. FREE. Crux
ANDREW ANDERSON BAND— 10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s BOURBON DOGS—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown BUMPIN UGLIES—10 p.m. FREE. Reef GAYLE CHAPMAN—With Robb Howell. 5:30 p.m. FREE. Sandbar
THE HELIO SEQUENCE, OCT. 13, NEUROLUX No one who listens to a recording of Portland, Ore.’s The Helio Sequence would accuse the band of being a duo. The group’s tunes have the thick, layered sound of six men. But, duo it is—drums and guitar. No mas. For the band’s new album, Negotiations, it continues down the path of 2008’s Keep Your Eyes Ahead, moving further way from the shimmering layers of futuristic synths that were the hallmarks of its sophomore disc, Young Effectuals. The new album leans toward a less ambient style and is more focused on songwriting than sweeping, swirling psychedelic noise. Instead of buried vocals and keyboards layered like electronic lasagna, thick reverb ﬁlls out the low end with twinkling guitars and the smooth croon of Brandon Summers. It’s not the, “OMG, I have no way of explaining this but you have to hear it,” sound of the band’s early work, but it certainly is more approachable. —Josh Gross With Slowdance. 8 p.m., $10 adv., $12 door. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., 208-343-0886, neurolux.com.
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THURSDAY OCT. 11 BIRDHOUSE—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s
BRANDI CARLILE—With Blitzen Trapper. 8 p.m. $25-$65. Knitting Factory GAYLE CHAPMAN—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid
TERRY JONES—10:15 a.m. FREE. Berryhill TURNS OUT—Midnight. FREE. Liquid WHITAKER AND OLIVER—8 p.m. FREE. High Note
FIGURE—8 p.m. $15-$30. Knitting Factory
IDAHO SINGER-SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE—Featuring Michael C. Creamer, Arlen Donald Story, Mia Edsall and Mike Cramer. 8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper
JIM FISHWILD—6 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow
FRIM FRAM 4—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
JOHN CAZAN—5 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock and Barrel
SATURDAY OCT. 13
LARRY CONKLIN—11:30 a.m. FREE. Shangri-La
NORTH DOWN—9:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid
JOHN JONES GROUP—5:30 p.m. FREE. Sandbar
BRET WELTY AND THE GROWLERS—9 p.m. FREE. High Note
PAMELA DEMARCHE—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown
ROBERT JAMES—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid
JUCIFER—With Cerberus Rex. 8 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux
ERIC GRAE—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
PATRICIA FOLKNER AND JOEL KASERMAN—7 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock and Barrel
SWINGIN’ WITH ELLIE SHAW— 5:30 p.m. FREE. Sandbar
MARK SEXTON BAND—10 p.m. $5. Reef
GALAXY FOREST—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s
PAUL DRAGONE—5 p.m. FREE. Shangri-La
TUESDAY BLACK—With Kilmer, Bukkit and Acrotomoans. 9 p.m. $3. Shredder
NED EVETT—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub
GAYLE CHAPMAN—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid
REILLY COYOTE—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
WAYNE COYLE—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge
NEW TRANSIT—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
(HED) P.E.—8 p.m. $16-$25. Knitting Factory
NEW YORK RIFLES—With The Hand and The Bare Bones. 8 p.m. $3. Red Room
HELIO SEQUENCE— With Slowdance. See Listen Here, this page. 8 p.m. $10 adv., $12 door. Neurolux
HULL—With Deadlight Effect. 8 p.m. $3 suggested donation. Red Room
RICO WEISMAN AND REX MILLER—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian RYAN WISSINGER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid STEVE EATON AND PHIL GARONZIK—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
BROCK BARTEL—6:30 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe
FRIDAY OCT. 12
ODYSSEY—With All Gussied Up, Deadly Sins, Rise of the Fallen and Gloominous Doom. 9 p.m. $5. Shredder
A TASTY JAMM—9 p.m. FREE. Big Al’s
ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s
IDAHO SINGER-SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE—Featuring Johnny Shoes, Arlen Donald Story, Monelle and Rich and Tom Chapman. 8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper
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SUNDAY OCT. 14 BLACKBERRY BUSHES STRINGBAND—8 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s DIEGO’S UMBRELLA—With Vokab Kompany. 8 p.m. $13 adv., $15 door. Visual Arts Collective JASON BUCKALEW—10:15 a.m. FREE. Berryhill JOHNNY SHOES—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid
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KEN HARRIS—With Carmel Crock, Lawson Hill and Marv Jonesi. 12:30 p.m. FREE. Sandbar LARRY CONKLIN—6 p.m. FREE. Lulu’s PAT RICE—1:30 p.m. FREE. Solid SUNDERGROUND—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s
TUESDAY OCT. 16 BARBARA LAING—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid DEFTONES—With Scars on Broadway. See Listen Here, this page. 8 p.m. $36-$65. Knitting Factory FELIX—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s
MONDAY OCT. 15 CHEAP TIME—With James Plane Wreck and Lakefriend. 8 p.m. $5. Red Room FALLING IN REVERSE—With I See Stars, Let Live and Matt Toka. 7:30 p.m. $17.50-$30. Knitting Factory RILEY FRIEDMAN—6 p.m. FREE. Lulu’s
JOHNNY SHOES AND THE RHYTHM RANGERS—5:30 p.m. FREE. Sandbar LARRY CONKLIN—11:30 a.m. FREE. Moon’s MATT MILLER—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye NED EVETT—8 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock and Barrel RADIO BOISE TUESDAYS— Featuring Rubedo, Sun Blood Stories and Milo Duke. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux
THOMAS PAUL—8 p.m. FREE. Red Feather TRAVIS WARD—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid WITCH MOUNTAIN—With Castle and Scorpian Child. 9 p.m. $5. Shredder VELVET LOUNGE FROGS—5:30 p.m. FREE. Sandbar
WEDNESDAY OCT. 17
THE COUNTRY CLUB—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s DAN COSTELLO—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown DJ STEVE AOKI—8 p.m. $15$49.50. Revolution FRESCO ARTS ACADEMY FACULTY AND GUEST CONTEMPORARY CLINICIANS—5:30 p.m. FREE. Sandbar HAVEN SNOW—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown JIM FISHWILD—6 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow LARRY CONKLIN—11:30 a.m. FREE. Shangri-La PAUL DRAGONE—5 p.m. FREE. Shangri-La PAUSE FOR THE CAUSE—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s RYAN WISSINGER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid STEVE EATON AND PHIL GARONZIK—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers SWITCHFOOT—With Paper Route. 8 p.m. $23-$50. Knitting Factory
BOURBON DOGS—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian
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DEFTONES, OCT. 16, KNITTING FACTORY A band that fails to reinvent its sound can slip off the radar. Over 24 years, Sacramento, Calif., band Deftones have forged its sound anew across seven albums. The band came together in 1988, when childhood pals Stephen Carpenter, Abe Cunningham and Chino Moreno joined forces with bassist Chi Cheng. Its ﬁrst full-length, Adrenaline, debuted in 1995. In 2008, Adrenaline went platinum. That year, Deftones shelved an album called Eros after Cheng was involved in a car accident that has left him in a “semi-conscious” state ever since. Deftones have since played beneﬁt concerts and launched a fundraiser for Cheng’s medical care. Sergio Vega has ﬁlled in on bass ever since, and Eros has remained unreleased. The band comes to Boise in support of 2012’s Koi No Yokan, out Tuesday, Nov. 13. —Andrew Crisp With Scars on Broadway. 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show, $36$65. Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St., 208-367-1212, bo.knittingfactory.com.
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WORLD OF HIS OWN Wingtip grew wings and ﬂew downtown.
WINGTIP MOVES DOWNTOWN, BOISE ARTIST HEADS TO INDIA In mid-October, local artist and former Boise Weekly contributor Annabel Armstrong will leave Boise to work on a project in Sarnath, India. New Delhi native Kaveri Singh and her husband, T.J., artists currently living in Los Angeles, were commissioned to do a massive mural project in a Sarnath school’s main assembly hall. They invited Armstrong and seven other volunteer artists to help. The murals will grace all four walls of the 8,400-square-foot space and depict scenes from Buddha’s life in the style of traditional Indian miniature painting. “It’s an important project not just in its scope, but also in its location,” said Armstrong. The project will take six months to complete, but Armstrong will only stay for three. Here in Boise, Wingtip Press made a much shorter pilgrimage in late September. Amy Nack’s printmaking studio made the move from West Boise to downtown, opening in a new space at 500 S. Eighth St. The studio originally began offering workshops on the art of printmaking and book arts, and provided studio space for artists to use in the retroﬁtted ﬁrst ﬂoor and garage of Nack’s home. “Now, being in a commercial space, especially in this cultural district, we hope that more people will be aware of the opportunities and the printmaking resources that we have,” said Nack. Nack also hopes Wingtip’s partnership with Boise State’s printmaking group, Red Circle Press, can be further expanded. Artist Marianne Konvalinka will lead workshops on mixed media collage on both wood and canvas with layering and texture techniques at the forefront. The workshops are Oct. 15, Oct. 22 and Oct. 29, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and cost $150, including all supplies. For more info or to reserve a spot, call 208447-8457 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Moving from the analog world to the digital, Boise State Communication Department Assistant Professor Daehwan Cho’s exhibit ABST-RED opens in the Student Union Gallery with a reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. According to the gallery, the exhibit explores digital technology using video, audio, computer graphics and video installation. Cho’s exhibit comprises a group of small televisions, each broadcasting the image of a ﬂickering candle. The ﬂame on the screen will move in time with a large fan pointed at the sets. ABST-RED will remain on display until Sunday, Nov. 4. —Andrew Crisp
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The Haunted World’s Steve Wilsey gives a tour of the horror themepark JOSH GROSS The August sun was beating down on Steve Wilsey’s baseball cap as he drove an ATV past a 12-foot-tall fake volcano, which was towering above a swamp in a Meridian cornﬁeld. A dinosaur overlooked this mini Mount Doom. We were on our way to see the new pirate ship Wilsey just ﬁnished constructing. Steve Wilsey gets a head start on Halloween, tweaking The Haunted World themepark year-round. “Not a lot of people get to see back here,” Wilsey said. Not by the light of day, anyhow. Because of their unusual construction, the new ghostly pirate ship, are built above During the month of October, thousands Wilsey said the structures on site have gotten ground, while others are dug into the corn will catch strobe-lit glimpses of this ﬁeld on their fair share of unusual looks from the like battleﬁeld trenches and covered over with their way through the carefully designed sets, building inspector. black tarps so visitors to the park can’t see motorized corpses and costumed ghouls that “It’s always like Elvis walking into the what lies in wait for them. comprise The Haunted World. building,” he said. “Everyone is looking at him Visitors to The Haunted World stroll Wilsey, on the other hand, sees it every day. and hoping.” through everything from an old school bus to The lifelong scary movie fan started working But not every idea Wilsey dreams up works a vertigo-inducing psychedelic tunnel boastat Haunted World as an actor in high school, out. Some aren’t scary enough. Some just maling everything from pneumatic air cannons to halfway through the attraction’s ﬁrst year, function. A pneumatic piston malfunctioned in a motorized beaver that shakes violently and and never left. The 26-year-old now lives on a corpse dummy, causing it to make repeated spits water from its mouth. It is live theater of site with his three children and works on the pelvic thrusts at anyone that passed by. Halloween attraction almost year round, doing the strangest variety. Of the dozens of sections of the park, “My biggest pet peeve is people don’t think everything from maintenance to management Wilsey thinks the Barnyard Witchhunt section to playing casting director. For a month or two Halloween until October, but people start is the scariest, due in large part to the live thinking about Christmas in September,” he he has to do some farming as well, but says pigs incorporated into its design. The sounds every job has busy work you’re not passionate said. This can also be a practical problem for em- of them grunting and chewing in the dark is about. He gets a lot of good thinking about deeply unsettling, especially mixed in with the The Haunted World done while spacing out on ployees of the park when it opens in Septemhowls of actors pounding on rusted car bodies. ber. Wilsey prefers the actors to come in their the tractor. “It’s like your own personal interactive own costumes so they’ll be more committed to For Wilsey’s wife, Sarah, the whole thing is scary movie,” he said. kind of old hat. Like people who live near rail- their roles. And interactivity is key. Wilsey regularly at“If you’re not feeling Jason that night, it’s road tracks not hearing passing trains, Sarah tends an annual convention of haunted house said she no longer notices the mysterious howls hard to do Jason,” he said. proprietors in which trends, techniques and But the costumes are nothing without the or snarling chainsaws. technology are shared. The 2012 convention “After a while, you get used to it,” she said. dozens of sets and thousands of props. featured a special demo interactive haunted Wilsey pointed to a fake corpse in the But she doesn’t underplay the novelty. house for vendors to tour and get new ideas, “There’s always something to do,” she said. corner of a room made to look like a medical footage of which can be seen on YouTube. examination chamber. “Even off-season, I just “A haunted house is very interactive “We ordered the let my kids go out there because of the fact that all the performers are body, but we think of and walk around.” Open until Wednesday, Oct. 31; MondayThursday, dusk to 10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, live, you share the stage with them, they’re not ways to improve it,” And there’s plenty dusk to midnight; $20, FREE 5 and younger. separated from you,” said Larry Kirchner, pubhe said, pointing to a for them to explore. lisher of Hauntworld Magazine. “That’s why fake shotgun blast in What started 12 THE HAUNTED WORLD Corner of Northside Blvd. and Chinden Blvd., its torso that drips fake haunted houses are much more popular than years ago as a small Nampa horror movies: Every time you go through, you blood. cornﬁeld attraction 208-376-1667 can have a different experience.” The copious body with a derelict tractor hauntedworld.org Wilsey’s hope to maximize those experiparts littered around that honked its horn ences is to ﬁnd a way to give the people going the park are factory at passersby is now through the house more choice instead of keepseconds from companies that make supplies a sprawling nightmare that has up to 200 ing them on a ﬁxed path. for medical schools. Many of the props are costumed actors playing everything from mad But Wilsey’s constant quest for fear imscientists to chainsaw-wielding psychopaths to donated or salvaged. Rusted tools may not be provement doesn’t spring from any sort of life farmers who aren’t very particular about what much use to a tradesman, but they are given dissatisfaction, just a desire to provide some a second life once sprinkled with fake blood, they make their sausage out of. A variety of permanent sets house the actors mixed up with severed limbs and left around a good-natured escapism. “What appeals to me is that you can take ramshackle structure sporting a poorly lettered on 30 acres of corn and a converted warepeople of out of their reality,” he said. “There’s sign reading: “Public Health Care End of Life house. There is also a 15-acre non-haunted nothing more different from everyday life.” Counseling Center.” corn maze on site. Some of the sets, like WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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BOISE CLASSIC MOVIES: PSYCHO—The folks at Boise Classic Movies are once again bringing good ol’ stuff to the screen at the Egyptian Theatre. This month’s ﬂick: Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. Want to make sure it happens? Visit boiseclassicmovies.com and RSVP. Want a chance at FREE tickets? Visit boiseweekly. com’s promo page. Thursday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m. $9 adv., $11 door. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, egyptiantheatre.net.
COUNT ’EM, SEVEN Reasons why you must see Seven Psychopaths
THE EVERY WOMAN PROJECT—View the pilot episode of this new show, wherein exceptional women are nominated by their friends to receive a makeover with products supplied from local businesses. Thursday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111, thelinenbuilding.com.
GEORGE PRENTICE Let’s get one thing straight: You will see Seven Psychopaths. Either my words will entice you to see this pedal-to-the-metal, ball-buster of a ﬁlm when it opens Friday, Oct. 12, or you’ll ﬁnally get around to watching it many months (or even years) from now, at which time you’ll say to someone: “Heavens to Betsy, that was swell,” or something to that effect. An important caveat: Seven Psychopaths is as funny as it is violent. Featuring a provocative title, a cast to die for (there’s plenty of dying) and the funniest script of 2012, Seven Psychopaths rockets to the year’s Top 10 list. So, let’s count the reasons you should shell out cash to see this kill-fest, shall we? of the kill before being killed themselves by a No. 7: There are far more than seven lucha libre-masked hit man. In an irreverent certiﬁed nut jobs on the loose here, but this touch, the scene is played out in the shadow all-star cast begins with Colin Farrell, Sam of the Hollywood sign. Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher No. 5: No one in this movie wears a cape or Walken, Tom Waits, Harry Dean Stanton and has any super powers. Gabourey Sidibe. No. 4: Waits plays No. 6: Self-aware a bunny-loving, cross SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS (R) but never selﬁsh, this country-traveling exmovie pays homage Directed by Martin McDonagh ecutioner who serially to ﬁlmdom’s elite, Starring Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson and kills other serial killers. with more than a few Sam Rockwell No. 3: Cinematogtips of the fedora to Opens Friday, Oct. 12, at Edwards 9, 12, rapher Ben Davis (The Martin Scorsese. Far14, 22 Best Exotic Marigold rell plays screenwriter Hotel) dials down the Marty, whose best contrast and cranks up the tint, painting Los friend and would-be collaborator is named Angeles with a color-saturated palette to match Billy Bickle (Rockwell). Rockwell even has the story’s almost cartoonish feel. a quick “You talkin’ to me?” moment, not No. 2: The ﬁlm has a wonderfully warped unlike Scorsese’s Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver. affection for pets. The anti-heroes operate a Additionally, Michael Pitt and Michael low-scale dognapping scam that quickly erupts Stuhlbarg (both from Scorsese’s Boardwalk into high-scale complication when they swipe Empire) have a fun scene in the ﬁlm’s early moments as hired guns deconstructing the art the pooch of an insane gangster (Harrelson
G-DOG—This ﬁlm by Academy Award-winner Freida Lee Mock tells the story of Father Greg Boyle, of Homeboy Industries and author of Tattoos on the Heart. VIP tickets include dinner with the ﬁlmmaker and cast members at 5 p.m. Visit gdogthemovie. com for more info. Saturday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m. $10, $50 VIP. Sun Valley Opera House, Sun Valley Village, Sun Valley, 208-622-2244, sunvalley.com. THE POWER OF TWO—This documentary offers a portrait of twin sisters and their lifelong battles with cystic ﬁbrosis. The screening is part of Paciﬁc Northwest Transplant Bank’s Putting the Pieces Together symposium on organ donation and transplantation. For more information on the symposium, visit pntb.org. Thursday, Oct. 11, 3:30 p.m. FREE. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111, thelinenbuilding.com. These Seven Psychopaths “won’t take any shih tzu.”
at his scenery-chewing best). The gangster doesn’t blink at blood (and the body count is staggering) but he goes soft in the knees when it comes to his shih tzu. The bizarre mix of sweetness and carnage is enough to keep audiences extremely entertained. No. 1: Martin McDonagh. McDonagh has two legions of fans: those who discovered his brilliant screenwriting and directing in 2008’s In Bruges, and theater-goers on both sides of the Atlantic who have cheered McDonagh’s award-winning plays, including The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Pillowman and A Behanding in Spokane (which starred Rockwell and Walken). Already considered by many to be Ireland’s best contemporary playwright, McDonagh can stake a claim as one of Hollywood’s freshest voices. He never drowns his audiences in artistic indulgences, but rather is truest to his characters, writing razor-sharp dialogue, almost always requiring expert pacing. Farrell, Harrelson, Rockwell and Walken are all at the top of their game here.
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1. THE AVENGERS Second week at No. 1.
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THREE OF A KIND IDAHO PREMIERE—This Boise-made feature ﬁlm explores domestic violence and won several awards at the 2012 WorldFestHouston International Film Festival. Proceeds will be donated to the Women’s and Children’s Alliance. Saturday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m. $15. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, egyptiantheatre.net. THURSDAY BLOCKBUSTER SERIES—Enjoy free popcorn, soda and Magic Mike on the big screen. Visit involvement.boisestate.edu for more info. Thursday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m. $1, FREE for Boise State students. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise, sub.boisestate.edu.
Opening ARGO—Ben Afﬂeck directed and stars in this ﬁlm about the mission to save six Americans during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis. Read a review of this ﬁlm at boiseweekly.com, click on “Screen.” (R) Edwards 9, 12, 14, 22 ATLAS SHRUGGED, PART II—The follow-up to the cliffhanger ﬁrst ﬁlm based on the novel by Ayn Rand features a race against time to stop an energy crisis. (PG-13) Edwards 9, 12, 14, 22 HERE COMES THE BOOM—A former collegiate wrestler turned teacher moonlights as an MMA ﬁghter to combat school budget cutbacks. (PG) Edwards 9, 12, 14, 22 THE IMPOSTER—This true crime mystery tells the story of Frederic Bourdin, who conned a family into believing he was their lost son. (R) The Flicks SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN—Two South African music fans seek to ﬁnd the truth about what happened to Sixto Rodriguez, a 1960s singersongwriter who was on track to become a huge star in the states, but disappeared into oblivion. (PG-13) The Flicks SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS—See review, this page. Edwards 9, 12, 14, 22
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3. DARK SHADOWS First week in release.
4. THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT Dropped from No. 3 on Oct. 3.
5. THE SAMARITAN First week in release.
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RIVER TALES Author celebrates lives spent on the river CHRISTINA MARFICE Runners hit the streets as the leaves fall.
RUNNING INTO FALL It would be a bit cliched—albeit true—to say that this is the time of the year when things start falling, so instead, we’ll point out that this is the time of the year when things are running. We couldn’t help but notice that there sure seems to be a whole lot of road races within the next month. Some are themed, most are fundraisers and we suspect nearly all are taking advantage of the break in the summer heat to get people out and about. First up is the City of Trees Marathon and Half Marathon Sunday, Oct. 14. The race will begin and end at Parkcenter Park with full marathon runners taking off at 8 a.m., followed by half marathon runners at 9 a.m. If you’re not already registered to run, there may still be time by checking out bluecirclesports.com. Cost is $68 for the full and $44 for the half. For more info, visit cityoftreesmarathon.com. This also means that drivers in the area will need to keep a lookout for runners since the roads are not completely closed to trafﬁc for the event. If you’re looking for something a little shorter, mark your calendars for the Here to Hear 5K and 10K race and kids run Saturday, Oct. 20, at Julius M. Kleiner Park in Meridian. For more info, check out run4hearing.com/boise. The Tour of Boise is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 21, and the 2.5-mile course will have teams scouring Boise’s public art, as well as historical and cultural hot spots, in a scavenger hunt to beneﬁt the Bogus Basin Nordic Team. Individuals and teams of all ages can participate, but kids younger than 13 must have an adult in the group. Cost to race is $25 for individuals or $60 per team, and registration must be done by Sunday, Oct. 14, at spondoro.com. And paying homage to the season, the Farmstead 5K and Hellish 6.66 Miler will send racers ﬂying through the Linder Farms corn maze Saturday, Oct. 27. The 6.66 miler will include a race through the maze, which runners will not only have to ﬁnd their way out of, but deal with assorted obstacles. The Running with the Dead Zombie 5K includes both the maze and, yes, zombies, while the kids can join in the Pumpkin Heads Challenge. You can also take on the Farm Man Xross Challenge, in which you’ll have to lift, toss, ﬂip and otherwise move a series of obstacles. Cost to enter the races is $35 or $7.50 for the kids race, while the Xross Challenge costs $20. Visit farmmanboise.com for more details. —Deanna Darr
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English author Alan Alexander Milne wrote, “Rivers know this. There is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” And while some rivers seem to agree, lazily winding between their banks and disturbing no one, others rush and churn, creating walls of whitewater in an undeniable hurry. Both kinds of rivers are extensively explored in Jo Deurbrouck’s new adventure story, Anything Worth Doing. An Idaho native and longtime career river guide, Deurbrouck tells the tale of two nearmythic river guides: Clancy Reece and Jon Barker. The story is carefully researched and richly written, offering readers a seat in the raft with these two men and allowing them to Idaho author Jo Deurbrouck shares the story of two near-legendary river guides in her book, Anything Worth Doing. get to know and love the true stories of their adventures. there. I want to write ﬁction, but it seems like out a certain reverence for the water could The narrative travels both on and off the not have written Reece and Barker’s tale, and I never do. I always write about real people river, from Reece’s dilapidated house and the that are so much more interesting than what’s Deurbrouck reveals her own passion when cinderblock shed behind it in which he lived in my head.” she speaks of her ﬁrst time rafting. to the map-covered walls of Barker’s home. Deurbrouck is equally adept at relaying “The river supplied everything,” she said. Deurbrouck offers her readers Barker’s “head tales of fast-paced adventure and delicately “It was the mode of transportation, it was full of projects,” a series of more than 200 offering insight while describing the tragic the entertainment, it was the beauty, it was hikes to be completed in a single canyon. end at her subjects’ journey. She describes the soundtrack. It was Readers discover with Reece’s funeral in beautiful prose ending with the everything.” her that Reece—who a picture of his burning boat on the river that With 12 seasons lost his life on the claimed him as “a startling, magical thing, as a professional river Salmon River trying guide behind her, Deur- a boatful of ﬁre. This is not gentle magic: to set a speed record Flames claw upward into the air, fanned by a brouck set out to tell in 1996—ﬁlled his this story that she calls stiff upstream wind. At ﬁrst people howl and yellowed notebooks whistle in appreciation, but the noise dies “odd and beautiful.” with poetry he may fast. Destruction is a hard thing to celebrate.” Her reverence for the never have shared with And indeed, destruction warrants no celriver is nearly matched anyone. ebration, but Deurbrouck celebrates instead by her respect for the Deurbrouck’s quiet the full and vibrant lives of two men who men whose story she but insightful writing tells, and she is humble lived by rivers. Barker died in 2011 after a lends readers a picture battle with cancer. The end is tragic, but as knowing that the tale of the Reece who few Deurbrouck states, borrowed from Hemingisn’t hers, but theirs. seemed to know durway, “All stories, if continued far enough, “When I ﬁrst heard ing his lifetime, as she end in death, and he is no true storyteller that Clancy had died, “tried to picture the who would keep that from you.” it got into me kind of big man in his ascetic’s The river culture is rife with storytellers, like a burr and it just shack above the Clearbut many of their tales are only shared on stuck there, the fact of water—passionate, the banks of the rivers they inhabit. Deurbthis particular man’s frustrated, blissful, rouck offers a glimpse inside that life, which death,” she said. “He perhaps lonely but will awaken a spirit of adventure within any was a hero to many certainly free—explainreader, familiar with the water or not. For and a hero of mine. I ing himself to paper one without river experience, it is still a story thought about it for instead of people.” of life, beauty, passion and loss. That was a long time, and I Anything Worth Deurbrouck will read from Anything Worth what Deurbrouck wanted. ﬁnally tracked down Doing is full of Doing Monday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. “For this book, the person I was writing John Barker and I similarly rich passages. SUNRAY CAFE for [is] someone was not familiar with whitecalled him and I was Every page creates a 1602 N. 13th St. water,” she said. “That was very important pacing back and vision of the lifestyle 208-343-2887 forth, listening to that to me because there’s a long, kind of interestof the river guides and More info at anythingworthdoing.com. ing tradition of raft guides writing books man talk, and he was clearly expresses what about rivers and whitewater and they almost incredibly bright and it is that keeps them always are writing for their own. 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HIGH NOTE CAFE The devil is in the details JOSH GROSS
A familiar refrain echoes around Boise Weekly’s editorial department whenever we receive a menu from a new restaurant: “Enough already with the f@#$ing pulled pork sandwiches.” Restaurant after restaurant opens with nearly identical menus stocked with nary a hint of culinary adventure, and as critics, we’re about porked out. But The High Note Cafe, which took over the old Willi B’s space at 225 N. Fifth St. in July, is another story. Though its menu reads like so many others around town, the devil is in the details. And the High Note Cafe—open This pulled pork sandwich hits a high note, pulling ahead of the local competition. until 3 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays— has its deets in a deliciously different order. tomato ($3.50 cup, $4.50 bowl), a rich, coco- takes long or costs much. Lunch can be For example: the Pork Torta ($8.95) is nutty concoction that may ruin other tomato grabbed in a ﬂash, and there isn’t anything on a pulled pork sandwich. But instead of the the menu more than $10. soups for anyone who has a bowl. standard issue heap of greasy pig piled on a The spot’s one detraction is that its Another stand-out item is the brunch round bun with some sort of slaw, the pork is atmosphere can be a bit awkward, not just burrito, available anytime layered lengthwise in a hoagie, because the High Note is more empty than an and ﬁlled with eggs, chopped with a black bean spread, urban cafe ought to be, but because it feels roast beef, black bean puree, jack cheese, cabbage, tomato, HIGH NOTE CAFE emptier than it actually is. Though the space grilled onions, covered with cilantro and green salsa. It has 225 N. Fifth St. has been brightened up from its Willi B’s days a lime creme fraiche and a fresh, bright ﬂavor with a 208-429-1911 with local art and a good jukebox, the room served with two house-made rare punch. thehighnotecafe.com feels strangely exposed and somewhat boxy. salsas. The price for that bad The other sandwiches and But even with its mildly off atmosphere, boy is $6.50, and the wait salads on the menu follow suit, High Note Cafe is still a slightly different time when the bars close is a using small details and fresh helluva lot shorter than the line at any of the take on a market-proven menu and is ingredients to rise above their simple billing. easily one of the best low-cost chowhouses downtown pizza joints. The house-made soups are some of the best downtown. In fact, nothing at the High Note Cafe examples, especially High Note’s creamy
NEWS/FOOD For more info on Burgerlicious, visit burgerlicious.greenhostusa.com. And speaking of beef, competitors cradled buns the size of small Burger buffs no longer need to hop in their rides to get a grass-fed plates, piled high with 2 pounds of bright-red sloppy joe meat at Payette patty slathered in sauce and saddled between buns. Burgerlicious food Brewery Oct. 6. In the Archie’s Place second annual Sloppy Joe-Eating truck will now bring the burger to you. Contest, contenders were pitted against their own stomachs and the “We have local grass-fed meat only—K4D [Family] Farms in Weiser— clock as they struggled to down a huge sandwich. and our specialty is our sauces, because it’s, ‘Burgerlicious: Embrace Upstart Justin Sane took home top honors in the “mere mortals” Your Saucy Side,’” explained Ingrid Bolen, Burgerlicious co-owner. heat, while Big Hungry, last year’s winner, managed to complete the Bolen, who was laid off from the State of Idaho two years ago, said main challenge in just under 1 minute, 30 she decided to open a food truck to reinseconds. Boise Weekly’s Andrew Crisp vent herself and “do something interesttook home second. ing.” Bolen and business partner Lora Moving from sloppy joes to tasty pies, Gaut rolled out Burgerlicious at Crooked Boise’s Flying Pie Pizzaria, the 34-yearFence Brewery Sept. 28. old restaurant with locations on Fairview “We looked at what’s out there right Avenue and State Street, is opening up a now, and there’s so many awesome third location at 601 Main St. in Meridian barbecue trucks and there’s so many awein early 2013. some taco trucks, we thought there’s this Occupying 3,400 square feet, the shop niche that’s missing and we personally will have 25 to 30 employees, according both love burgers—especially grass-fed to the Idaho Business Review. meat. I’m a convert,” said Bolen. IBR reports owner Florian Penalva is Burgerlicious has a limited menu— also working on a location near Boise grass-fed beef patties or store-bought State but doesn’t have a site yet. veggie burgers topped with a variety of specialty sauces, like horseradish or bleu Contestants got sloppy at Payette Brewing. —Tara Morgan and Andrew Crisp cheese bacon.
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PUMPKIN ALES, REALLY? A confession: This is a categor y of brews whose appeal has always escaped me. I’ve got nothing against pumpkins, I just think they’re better suited to pies, Halloween jack-o-lanterns or even soups. That said, their popularity is undeniable, with people clamoring for them year after year. It has become a categor y that I could no longer ignore. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but the pumpkin inﬂuence and pie spice character was fairly restrained in the trio I tried, and each was ver y different stylistically. BUFFALO BILL’S PUMPKIN ALE Billed as America’s original pumpkin ale, this brew is a lovely, honey-colored pour with a thin head that fades quickly. The nose is dominated by lightly sour grain aromas with just a touch of spice and hops. It’s an easy drinking ale with lively carbonation and noticeable but subdued pumpkin elements. You get a hint of nutmeg and cinnamon backing the sweet, brown sugarlaced malt ﬂavors. CROOKED FENCE BREWING EVIL HARVEST A thick mocha froth that leaves a nice lacing covers this amber-colored brew. You get a beautiful mix of restrained spice (nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger) coloring the creamy toasted malt aromas. It’s an eminently drinkable, nicely balanced ale with smooth malt playing against just the right hit of bitter hops and spice. This is a 22-ounce bomber with a great label. UINTA PUNK’N HARVEST PUMPKIN ALE In the glass, this beer is an orangetinged, golden brew sporting little or no head. The pumpkin pie aromas are deﬁnitely dialed in with ample spice, fruit-laced malt and subtle hops. In the mouth, it drinks like a brown ale leading off with toasty malt, backed by very light, resiny hops and warming touches of fruit and spice. The ﬁnish is smooth and creamy. —David Kirkpatrick
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19 Start of a seasonal song 20 Tribute 21 Source of some intolerance 23 What Katie Holmes lost in divorce court? 25 Unsteady 26 Money of Laos 27 Shoots in the foot 28 Commuter on a crowded bus, e.g.? 30 Huck Finn’s father
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113 English king ___ the Peaceful 116 Suffix with balloon or cartoon 117 Harebrained 118 Bling-bling? 122 Bleepers 123 Wild equine of 79-Across 124 Company with a 2004 I.P.O. 125 Word before sale or after sales 126 ABC, e.g., in Varietyspeak 127 Feared folklore figure 128 Picks up
DOWN 1 Wrongful discharge award 2 One-named Brazilian soccer star 3 Extended one’s stint 4 “___ said …” 5 Price abbr. 6 Bases for boats 7 ___ McAn shoes 8 Practice, as skills 9 911 V.I.P.’s 10 Elongated swimmer 11 Ancient assembly sites 12 Genesis man who lived 239 years 13 Tipped off 14 Dual-___ 15 Shade akin to almond 16 Round entree 17 Weavers’ willows 18 Diary tidbit 22 Circus employee 24 Lock up 29 Iago, to Othello 31 Word before A or T 32 Side of a road 35 California’s Harvey ___ College 37 Some sleepwear 38 Life after death? 39 Looney Tunes toon, informally 41 Restroom sign 42 Preferred groups 44 “The Lady’s Got Potential” musical 49 Unglazed ceramic jars 50 Comprehended
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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A sinuous and shimmering archetype that begins with the letter “s” has been trying to catch your attention, Leo-—sometimes in subliminal and serpentine ways. Why haven’t you fully tuned in yet? Could it be because you’re getting distracted by mildly entertaining but ultimately irrelevant trivia? I’m hoping to shock you out of your erroneous focus. Here’s the magic trigger code that should do the trick: Psssssssssst! Now, please do what you can to make yourself very receptive to the slippery, spidery signals of the simmeringly sublime surge.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): If it were within my power, I’d help you identify the new feelings you have not yet been able to understand. I would infuse you with the strength you would need to shed the worn-out delusions that are obstructing your connection to far more interesting truths. And I would free you from any compulsion you have to live up to expectations that are not in alignment with your highest ideals. Alas, I can’t make any of these things happen all by myself. So I hope you will rise to the occasion and perform these heroic feats under your own power.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t burn down a bridge you haven’t finished building yet. Don’t try to “steal” things that already belong to you, either. And resist the urge to flee from creatures that are not pursuing you. Catch my drift? Stop yourself anytime you’re about to say nasty things about yourself behind your back avoid criticizing people for expressing flaws that you yourself have and don’t go to extraordinary lengths to impress people you don’t like or respect. This is a phase of your astrological cycle when you should put an emphasis on keeping things simple, solid and stable.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher (18981972) was a Gemini. He liked to depict seemingly impossible structures, like stairways in which people who climbed to the top arrived at the bottom. I nominate him to be your patron saint in the coming week. You should have his talent for playing with tricks and riddles in ways that mess with everyone’s boring certainties. Here are four Escher quotes you can feel free to use as your own. 1. “Are you really sure that a floor can’t also be a ceiling?” 2. “My work is a game, a very serious game.” 3. “I think it’s in my basement; let me go upstairs and check.” 4. “Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible.” CANCER (June 21-July 22): The Venus flytrap is a remarkable plant that gobbles up insects and spiders. Its leaves do the dirty work, snapping shut around its unsuspecting prey. Evolution has made sure that the flowers of the Venus flytrap sit atop a high stalk at a safe distance from where the eating takes place. This guarantees that pollinators visiting the flowers don’t get snagged by the carnivorous leaves below. So the plant gets both of its main needs met: a regular supply of food and the power to disseminate its seeds. I’ll ask you to derive a lesson from all this, Cancerian. Be sure that in your eagerness to get the energy you need, you don’t interfere with your ability to spread your influence and connect with your allies.
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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “Hello Dear Sir: I would like to place a large order for yellow chicken curry, cherry cream cheese cupcakes and sour, malty Belgian golden ale. It’s for my birthday party this Saturday, and will need to serve exactly 152 people. My agent will pick it up at 11 a.m. Please have it ready on time. —Ms. Lori Chandra.” Dear Ms. Chandra: I am an astrologer, not a caterer, so I’m afraid I can’t fulfill your order. It’s admirable that you know so precisely what you want and are so authoritative about trying to get it, but please remember how crucial it is to seek the fulfillment of your desires from a source that can actually fulfill them. You’re a Libra, right? Your birthday is this week? Thanks for giving me an excuse to send this timely message to all of your fellow Libras. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Here comes the big reveal of the month, the trick ending of the year and maybe the most unusual happiness of the decade. Any day now, you will get the chance to decipher the inside story that’s beneath the untold story that’s hidden within the secret story. I won’t be surprised if one of your most sophisticated theories about the nature of reality gets cracked, allowing you to recover at least a measure of primal innocence. I suggest you start practicing the arts of laughing while you cry and crying while you laugh right now. That way you’ll be all warmed up when an old style of
give-and-take comes to an end, ultimately making way for a more profound give-and-take. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): There’s almost nothing about the dandelion that humans can’t make use of. People of many different countries have eaten its buds, leaves and greens. Besides being tasty, it contains high levels of several vitamins and minerals. Its flowers are the prime ingredient in dandelion wine and its roots have been turned into a coffee substitute. Herbalists from a variety of traditions have found medicinal potency in various parts of the plant. Last but not least, dandelions are pretty and fun to play with. In the coming weeks, Sagittarius, I invite you to approach the whole world as if it were a dandelion. In other words, get maximum use and value out of every single thing with which you interact. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “Intellect confuses intuition,” asserted painter Piet Mondrian. I don’t think that’s always true, even for creative artists. But in the coming week, I suspect it’ll be important for you to take into consideration. So make sure you know the difference between your analytical thinking and your gut-level hunches and don’t let your thinking automatically override your hunches. Here’s more helpful advice from painter Robert Genn: “The job of the intellect is to give permission to the intuition, and it’s the job of intuition to know when intellect is once again appropriate.” AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): It’s time to seek help from outside the magic circle you usually stay inside. You need to call on extracurricular resources-—people, animals and deities who can offer useful interventions, delightful serendipity and unexpected deliverance. The remedies that work for you most of the time won’t be applicable in the coming days. The usual spiritual appeals will be irrelevant. I’m not saying that you are facing a dire predicament; not at all. What I’m suggesting is that the riddles you will be asked to solve are outside the purview of your customary guides and guidelines. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Lobsters are regarded as a luxury food, but that wasn’t the case among early Americans. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the large crustaceans were meals thought to be suitable only for poor people and prisoners. After examining your astrological omens, Pisces, I’m wondering if your future holds a similar transformation. I think there could very well be a rags-to-riches story in which an ignored or denigrated thing ascends to a more important role.
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