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TAK EE E ON E! NEWS 9
RUFFLED FEATHERS Why Big Bird matters in the election FEATURE 14
FIGHT TO VOTE The big business ties behind voter ID laws FIRST THUSRDAY 26
MAP AND GUIDE INSIDE Where to go and what to see ARTS 34
HIDDEN AGENDA The unknown artistic talents of Idaho politicians
“Denial is a great tool.”
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NOTE IT’S ALL FOR YOU Music is a big part of Boise Weekly. You may have noticed our award-winning regular video series Scenes from a Scene, our beefy weekly music section and a litany of reviews posted online mere hours after a concert. Our writers listen to a lot of music. We check out both local and touring bands when they play bars and clubs around town, and we strive to serve the proverbial breakfast of champions for hungry music fans. We hope you turn to BW ﬁrst before you step outside and greet the day. To that end, we’re announcing another addition to that wellbalanced music coverage you’re used to consuming. A new guide to live music, called GETn2it and built into boiseweekly.com, will serve as a gateway into rich content about bands. It’s intuitive, offers access to videos, tickets, tunes and the hallowed 21st century option to share it all with your friends. It’s a tool that helps music fans discern which band is a dud and which is worth paying cover to see. But this tool also offers the BW content you’re used to receiving, including our picks for the shows to hit and the bands you should mourn having missed. Log-in is simple, via Facebook or Twitter, and offers fans a digital smorgasbord of everything in the music world. Stay posted for more details as we roll out this feature—we hope you’ll love it. BW has some other announcements to make, including the return of two contests now pushing adolescence in their 11th years. Both Fiction 101 and the Bad Cartoon Contest are back, and, as always, we’re asking you to send in your work for a chance at glory. Fiction 101 invites storytellers to send in teeny tiny ﬁction stories—exactly 101 words as counted by Microsoft Word, excluding the title. Entries are $10 per story, must include the author’s name, address and phone number on the back, and must come typed—no hand-scrawled stories. Also, prose only. Sorry, poets. Bad Cartoon, on the other hand, asks not for your best ideas but for your corniest jokes. Break out those colored pencils, pens, crayons, whatever, and put your ideas to paper. Again, entry is $10 per cartoon, must include artist’s name, address and phone number on the back, and include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you’d like your submission returned to you. Bad Cartoon winners will be published in our Wednesday, Nov. 28 issue, while Fiction 101’s top picks will be revealed in the Jan. 2, 2013 issue. Need more deets? Check out full contest rules and a catalogue of past winners--and losers--at boiseweekly.com —Andrew Crisp
COVER ARTIST ARTIST: Rachel Teannalach TITLE: North from Boise Mountains MEDIUM: Oil on canvas. ARTIST STATEMENT: The last light of a September evening from Shafer Butte. Enjoy more of Rachel’s plein air (done on site) landscape paintings at a one-night exhibit in collaboration with Advocates for the West Friday, Nov. 30 at Beside Bardenay. More information at teannalach.com.
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WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM What you missed this week in the digital world.
CASINOS VS. SLIM-FAST Wondering how much money Sheldon Adelson has given to Mitt Romney? How much Slim-Fast creator Daniel Abraham has given to Barack Obama? How much Idaho gazillionaire Frank VanderSloot has pitched in? Find out at Citydesk.
THE DOG HOUSE Read about the curious case of the man who illegally walked his neighbor’s dog, then walked on the charges at Citydesk.
ICE BOUQUET ON ICE Downtown nightclub the Ice Bouquet didn’t have the big Halloween grand opening it had planned and has pushed back its opening date. Get the deets at Cobweb.
SCENES FROM A SCENE Boise band The Maladroids are the latest subjects of BW’s continuing video music series. Watch it at Cobweb.
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EDITOR’S NOTE 3 MAIL 5 BILL COPE 7 TED RALL 8 NEWS The politics of Big Bird: Public Broadcasting’s role in the elections 9 CITIZEN 12 FEATURE Sneak Attack 14 BW PICKS 20 FIND 21 8 DAYS OUT 22 SUDOKU 24 FIRST THURSDAY Dia de los Muertos returns to the Idaho State Historical Museum 25 FIRST THURSDAY LISTINGS Everything you need to know to plan your First Thursday 26 MUSIC GUIDE 32 ARTS The hidden artistic talents of Idaho politicians 34 SCREEN How Hollywood picks the best presidents 36 REC Last chance mountain bike rides 38 FOOD REVIEW Brewforia Eagle 41 WINE SIPPER 41 CLASSIFIEDS 42 NYT CROSSWORD 44 FREEWILL ASTROLOGY 46
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MAIL NO TO GREENBELT INITIATIVES
established in comprehensive city Greenbelt pathway plans is to establish and maintain a diverse spectrum of recreational opportunities. These strategic recreational preservation commitments to the public supersede any building developer’s vague site plan drafted over 30 years ago. The fact is, Garden City’s Nature Path is one of the few remaining recreation settings on the Greenbelt that does not discriminate against the primary interests of underrepresented hiking/walking user groups. In addition, the connectivity of several endangered urban wildlife travel corridors between the river and adjacent wetlands/ponds will be impacted and threatened by the construction of this inessential bike route. Taxpayers have demonstrated amazing generosity and support for recreational bike riding in the Treasure Valley. Therefore, the demand by some to needlessly ruin one of the last undeveloped walking paths on the Greenbelt seems intolerant and selfish. I trust these initiatives do not reflect the values many responsible riders share in the community. I urge Garden City residents to vote “No” on Initiatives A and B and rebuke these misguided and divisive initiatives, save taxpayer money and protect an endangered recreation resource.
Lochsa Exchange. Mr. Phillips’ opinion article is extremely misleading and As an avid bike rider relies on a number of false and frequent user of the or incorrect statements. Greenbelt pathway, I think First, Mr. Phillips claims it is senseless to promote that the U.S. Forest Service bicycle travel on Garden and the American people City’s Nature Path as proare getting the raw end posed in Initiatives A and of a potential exchange B. A $727,000 taxpayerbetween the USFS and funded grant to build a Western Pacific Timber that West Side Bridge thankwould result in the agency fully completes a desired receiving “cut-over” and continuous bike corridor “denuded” checker board from Lucky Peak to the parcels currently owned City of Eagle. To build a by WPT. This could not be superfluous bike lane on further from the truth. the south side of the Boise The WPT Lochsa lands River through Riverside have been well manVillage would make the priaged for over 100 years. mary justification for this Healthy, well-stocked planexpensive bridge a fraud. A tations cover many of the vote for these unreasonable sections. Other parcels coninitiatives would result in tain stands of well-spaced a scandalous waste of pretrees with multiple age cious taxpayer money and, classes. Yes, these private in effect, create a boonsections look different than doggle bridge to nowhere. many of the older stands As a property taxpayer and on the current federal land, utility bill “round up conbut it does not mean these tributor” supporting the lands are not healthy. Greenbelt, I believe limited Additionally, Mr. Philfunds should be invested lips conveniently leaves out in existing infrastructure the fact that the lands the needs and should not be USFS stands to gain are squandered on a parallel some of the most environand redundant bike route. mentally sensitive lands In my years of experiin the West. The Lochsa ence working for federal area is part of a vital land management agencies wildlife corridor used by serving a resource planner, many endangered species I have worked on many and serves as the headwaroad/trail development ters of the Lochsa River. projects. In my opinion, According to estimates the completed feasibilby StreamNet, there are ity study related to these nearly 123 miles of streams initiatives likely underestiutilized by sensitive fish in mates the final costs. Based the block, including spring on regulatory, environmenchinook, steelhead and bull tal and public safety best George Solverson, trout. Upon the acquisition management practices govBoise of these lands, the USFS erning urban recreational will have an opportunity projects in this sensitive to more efficiently manage riparian floodplain, there THE OTHER SIDE OF lands in “blocking up” are significant engineering LOCHSA ownership within the Upchallenges to construct This is in response to per Lochsa area and will a mixed bike/pedestrian Scott H. Phillips’ letter to also allow the agency to eflane. Citizens of Garden the editor in the Oct. 17 fectively manage the water City should not approve Boise Weekly (Mail, “Keep quality of the Lochsa drainthese proposed initiatives Public Land Public”), age—critical for support of given the uncertainty and whereby he opposes a the water species. financial risks involved. potential land exchange Second, Mr. Phillips also The guiding principle known as the Upper falsely states that WPT would stand to gain a $150 milS U B M I T Letters must include writer’s full name, city of residence and contact information and must be 300 or fewer words. OPINION: Lengthier, in-depth lion windfall from opinions on local, national and international topics. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for the deal. In supguidelines. Submit letters to the editor via mail (523 Broad St., Boise, Idaho 83702) or port, Mr. Phillips e-mail (email@example.com). Letters and opinions may be edited for length or clarsites a “research ity. NOTICE: Ever y item of correspondence, whether mailed, e-mailed, commented on our Web site or Facebook page or left on our phone system’s voice-mail is fair piece” done by
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SOON, V E RY S OON, THE IDAHO RE P U LSI CA N TALIB AN R ELIGIOUS POLIC E WI LL BE SHOOTING YOUNG GIR LS IN THE HEAD FOR HAVING AN ABORTION AND/OR GOI NG TO SCHOOL.”
—Mick, boiseweekly.com (BW, Opinion, “Take Care Girl,” Oct. 25, 2012)
“economist” Clarence Chapman. A link of the so called “telling” research paper (stoptheswap.net) is nothing but an opinion piece. The $150-million figure sited in the “report” apparently is grabbed out of the air, as there are no numbers or appraisal that would support this figure. It should be noted, however, that Mr. Chapman claims he owns property located within one-half mile of potential exchange land. It should also be noted that Mr. Chapman is not an economist at all. According to his LinkedIn site, he is an independent hospital and health care professional and previously did IT work for an insurance company in Arkansas. Third, Mr. Phillips completely ignores the basic requirements that govern federal land exchanges. In order to protect the taxpayer, federal law mandates an equal value exchange of federal and nonfederal acres. As such, an exchange involving one party owning younger, and therefore less valuable, timber must be accounted for in the number of acres to be exchanged. In turn, the party owning the more valuable timber will get more acres back in an exchange. The values must be established by an appraisal, which must be in compliance with federal and state law standards. Accordingly, Mr. Phillips’ claim that WPT would gain excess value in the exchange does not hold up as the USFS, under federal law, cannot accomplish any exchange in which equal values are not gained. Finally, Mr. Phillips attempts to label WPT as a notorious and shady
company. He also tries to “connect” the company to an owner who is no longer with the company—which he conveniently fails to mention. Even though this connection is totally inaccurate, WPT’s record stands on its own. It has been in existence for 20 years and has an exemplary environmental record. WPT is also an important part of the community in the areas where it does business, as it retains local logging contractors and supports local mills and businesses. Brian Disney, Western Pacific Timber, land manager
STUDENTS AREN’T VICTIMS Upon reading your article “Economics 101” Oct. 17, (BW, Feature) I take exception to the examples used to present student loans as creating “victims”—specifically, the woman attorney who attended two private (expensive) colleges (College of Idaho, Lewis and Clark College of Law), then took on a low-paying legal position ($38,500). These are conscious decisions on her part. She is not a victim. She had the option of public colleges (less money) and/or taking a higher paying legal position (Ada County pays $60,000-plus to start). Please stop presenting student loans as creating victims. Thomas Barbeiro, Pleasanton, Calif.
CURIOUS TIMING Was it just me? What happened to my expensive audio system? On Oct. 9, after watching “The Voice” on local NBC affiliate KTVB, better know as the “... news LEADER. Visit our website ... KTVB.com ... gimme a break, please,” I was enjoying the highly promoted following comedies, which include The New Normal. Now, I fully realize what a right-wing bastion I live in, after all, I was born here 62 years ago. And it makes my skin crawl that during this program, KTVB “... the news leader, visit our website KTVB.com,” has a crawl screen across the bottom, warning me that the program I am watching may offend my delicate sensibilities, as if the Republicans hadn’t done enough of that already. But during the night in question, the audio portion of the show disappeared. I thought it was odd, and I did a check on the system, when I heard the shows music in the audio, but none of the dialog ... strange and weird? I was hearing the music, but not the dialog. It was at a critical point in the series, where one of the gay characters was expressing his love and devotion to his partner. Has KTVB, “..the news leader ... please visit our website, KTVB.com, to further our revenue source ...”, decided that I am not adult enough to make my own decisions on what I want to hear? WTF? Will somebody please explain this to me? Bill Sargent, Star
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HOW WE’RE HERE
A short but relevant history of Homo politicus Even before we came down from the trees and shufﬂed out of Africa, there was always someone who thought he had to act like everyone else’s boss. This is not to say having a leader wasn’t necessary on occasion. Someone had to decide whether the tribe ought to shufﬂe this way or that, and someone had to teach the youngsters it was best not to pet a cave bear or drag home a saber-toothed kitten. Under normal conditions, however, we early humans all knew what needed to be done without being told to do it. Get something to eat, for instance: This is a clearly self-explanatory function and it didn’t need a big muscley goon barely out of his ape-dom to tell us 1) we were hungry, and 2) to do something about it. Same with Find a spot out of the rain to sleep. We could ﬁgure stuff like that out ourselves. Of course, within every community, there was that big muscley ape goon who thought his goopoo didn’t stink by virtue of how he could lift a heavier rock than anyone else. Over time, he got to believing his heavy rocklifting talent meant he was better than the rest of us, so he took over. Most of us did what he said because we didn’t want him dropping heavy rocks on our heads. But others in the tribe took his side because 1) they wanted a share of the better cuts of mastodon he always took for himself, and 2) on his own, he couldn’t have ﬁgured out anything more complicated than how to slurp water. These afﬁliations between the muscle guys and the back-slapping parasitical sycophants must be considered the Original Political Party (OPP), which led naturally to a second political entity—the Everyone Else Party (EEP). A few millennia on, and we ﬁnd the OPP thriving. The alliance of muscle with selfserving, sandal-licking toadies had resulted in almost all of the valuable stuff—from the shiny pebbles to the goats to the most fertile land—under its control. Those on the very top of the arrangement had taken to giving themselves grand titles—e.g., pharaoh, rajah, king, emperor, etc.—and even though the actual muscle had atrophied due to factors like inbreeding and leaving all the heavy rock-lifting to underlings, it was replaced by navies and armies and such. Yet throughout these superﬁcial changes, the underlying principle remained constant: The most powerful were the wealthiest; the wealthiest were the most powerful. The toady parasitical back-up guys came up with titles of their own—e.g., high council, duke, archbishop, senator, attorney, etc.— and every now and then, one of them got to thinking he could challenge the guy on top for the big cheese seat—often called a “throne.” Many early humans suffered horrible deaths because one or more of the insider few got jealous over how much stuff a superior insider had. Essentially, though, these conﬂicts were between the “Haves” and the other “Haves.” For centuries and centuries, all the wars and WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
butchery and inquisitions and invasions were nothing more than internal disputes within the OPP. As to everyone else—the EEP—they too had titles: e.g., serf, peon, commoner, rabble, parishioner, slave, etc.—and their only signiﬁcant involvement in the scufﬂes taking place within the OPP was as foot soldiers and cannon fodder, refugees and corpses rotting on the battleﬁelds. When they weren’t out getting themselves corpsiﬁed for some rajah or king or usurping duke, they could generally be found squatting in a leaky hovel, wishing they had more to eat. U The unusual notion that run-of-the-mill humans should have a say in their own affairs showed up in a town in Greece some 25 centuries past, but it didn’t really take off until a few hundred years ago, when a growing number of rabbley peons decided they’d been kicked around enough and demanded a role in choosing who did the kicking. This unusual notion, what we now call democracy, did not come gently into a world run largely by bosses who were so convinced they’d been made boss by some sort of divine providence that they passed the title off to their ﬁrst-born son for generation after generation, or until the second-born son decided to plant an ax in his big brother’s skull—whichever came ﬁrst. The bosses and their attendant lickspittles resisted this unusual notion tooth and nail—or more correctly, with cavalry and cannons, muskets and mass starvation. However, the notion proved too resilient to be squelched. In one time frame or another, it came to root and ﬂourish around the world: e.g., France, India, Mexico, South Africa and, of course, the United States. (I’ve left out Great Britain because it has a persistent attachment to kings and queens it can’t seem to shake.) Still, we modern humans must be aware that the conﬂict between the OPP and the EEP goes on, and that the underlying principle remains constant. The most powerful are still the wealthiest, and the wealthiest are still the most powerful. Just because the OPPers often adopt more contemporary sounding titles—e.g., hedge-fund manager, billionaire, chairman of the board, etc.— does not mean they aren’t driven by the same instincts that compelled the chiefs and rajahs and emperors. Many of us suspect that without one little thing—our vote—they would be perfectly happy to go back to the old ways. The dreadful old ways. The OPP has disguised itself under various mantles over the years— e.g., royalty, fascism, the Tea Party, the Republican National Committee, etc.—and it behooves us to remember how that one little thing—our vote—remains all that stands between us and the muscled-up ape king who once and forever haunts our existence.
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In a media without journalists, lies become true When fact-checking organizations like Politifact and Factcheck.org appeared, they seemed like perfect antidotes to a lazy, corrupt and broke corporate media unable and/or unwilling to hold politicians accountable for their lies. Cue Murphy’s Law: Rather than set a higher standard, independent fact-checkers gave mainstream journalists more excuses not to work. “Perhaps the most jarring aspect of media fact-checking is that many reporters see it as someone else’s job,” Peter Hart and Julie Hollar wrote in FAIR’s Extra! magazine. This year’s presidential debates have been showcases of absentee journalism. With the exception of a single interjection by Candy Crowley, all three moderators sat silently and passively as President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney told one lie after another to an audience mostly comprised of citizens who were paying attention to the campaign for the ﬁrst time. “My moderator mission was to stay out of the way of the ﬂow,” said Jim Lehrer, moderator of debate No. 1. To make things worse, the pundits and journalists voters count on to set things straight let the biggest lies and gaffes stand uncorrected. Even partisan screamers let us down: Fox News failed to call out Obama’s biggest ﬁbs while MSNBC dropped the ball on Romney’s. Whether people are deciding which of the two corporate major-party candidates to vote for or looking outside the system to
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a third party, voter boycott or revolution to overthrow the entire system, they can’t make an intelligent decision without knowing the pertinent facts. Lies are the glue that hold a sick and sickening system together. As far as I can tell, neither cable news networks, nor news websites, nor newspapers have questioned somewhere the following bipartisan lies, which all reared their heads at the third presidential debate: Obama said: “We ended the war in Iraq, refocused our attention on those who actually killed us on 9/11.” Actually, 16,000 U.S. troops will remain after the pullout reclassiﬁed as staff of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad. Obama said: “We killed bin Laden. ... When we bring those who have harmed us to justice, that sends a message.” The president could have argued that bin Laden got what he deserved. Bringing someone to justice means placing them under arrest so their fate can be determined by a judge and jury in a court of law. We live in an authoritarian police state. A police state full of lazy reporters. Obama said: “Iran is a threat to our national security, and it’s a threat to Israel’s national security. ... And they have said that they want to see Israel wiped off the map.” Though debunked, the oft-repeated canard that Iranian President 13 Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wants to
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LeFavour challenged Simpson for voting “no” on the Lilly-Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
The politicization of public broadcasting
LEFAVOUR, SIMPSON MAP STARK CONTRASTS ON ECONOMY, EDUCATION AND GENDER-BASED DISCRIMINATION PROTECTIONS
GEORGE PRENTICE Ken Burns was thrilled to learn that he had a fan in the White House. The prolific filmmaker, who redefined American documentaries by chronicling baseball, jazz and Mark Twain, had just told the president of his latest project: a nine-part documentary on the Civil War, that would go on to become the most watched program ever to air on PBS. “His eyes lit up,” Burns remembered. “I said I received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation of Public Broadcasting, which distributes this funding. Those funds had in turn brought in corporate and foundation monies.” The president put both hands on Burns’ shoulder and said, “That’s it. We need publicprivate partnerships. Good work. I can’t wait to see the finished film.” Later, Burns said he received a personal note on White House stationery – about how much the series had meant to the president. But the note hadn’t come from President Barack Obama, or any Democrat for that matter. In fact, the White House discussion took place nearly a quarter century ago between Burns and President Ronald Reagan. Yet Mitt Romney, who continuously invokes Reagan’s memory, couldn’t distance himself further from Reagan’s words when, during the Oct. 3 debate, the current GOP standard-bearer went out of his way to tell a national television audience of 67 million Americans that he was anxious to pull the plug on federal support for the Public Broadcasting Service. “I’m going to stop the subsidy to PBS,” promised Romney, who quickly added, “I like PBS. I like Big Bird.” But Romney has continually put Big Bird in his cross-hairs through much of the political season. Jan. 12: “I’m afraid Big Bird is going to have to get used to Kellogg’s Corn Flakes.” Feb. 25: “We borrow money so that when you were little you watched Big Bird and Bert and Ernie.” March 15: “I like my grandkids being able to see Bert and Ernie and Big Bird, but I’m not willing to borrow money from China so that PBS doesn’t have to run advertising.” But it was Romney’s Oct. 3 comment that shook more than Big Bird’s nest, sending broadcast executives back on their heels in the offices of PBS, CPB and National Public Radio, another of CPB’s funding partners. “I happened to be in the national offices
Peter Morrill, General Manager of Idaho Public Television, says Sesame Street is just part of Idaho PTV’s approximately 24,000 hours of educational programming each year.
of NPR the day after that debate,” said John Hess, general manager of Boise State Public Radio. “I was in the office of the vice president of NPR station services.” Hess recalled that there was an “uneasy vibe” at NPR – one of the nation’s largest and most honored news organizations – when it became part of the day’s top news story. “I think public media would love not to become the story. Believe me, that’s not something we’re trying to do,” said Hess. “I honestly can’t remember a presidential nominee taking on public broadcasting.” Across town, at the Boise headquarters of Idaho Public Television, General Manager Peter Morrill agreed that Romney’s debate comment which coincidentally was aired on public broadcasting stations was “very surprising.” “But beyond my initial surprise, the debate reaffirmed to me about the business we’re in. Public broadcasting isn’t partisan,” said Morrill. “Big Bird is a puppet, not a partisan issue.” And once all of the subsequent Big Bird jokes, which pre-occupied late night comedy programs, had come and gone, Morrill said a critical issue remained. “I fundamentally believe that the public will not stand for severe cuts to public broadcasting,” he said. Idaho PTV receives approximately $1.1 million, in the form of a community service grant, from CPB, representing about 15 percent of its annual operating revenue. $1.3 million comes from the State of Idaho and the lion’s share of Idaho PTV’s revenue, nearly $4 million, comes from individuals, companies and foundations. “I just don’t believe that without that CPB investment our service would be sustained,” said Morrill. Idaho PTV’s GM said state and federal funding helps secure the state public television network’s infrastructure. He pointed to a recent analysis indicating that while Idaho PTV
maintains 48 transmitters or translator towers throughout Idaho, it receives a dramatically lower amount of government funding yet maintains more channels (seven) of programming, when compared to its peers. Meanwhile, Idaho PTV remains one of the most popular public television entities in the country. “We learned in our recent Nielsen ratings that we’re the second most watched PBS station, per capita, in the country,” said Morrill, referring to Idaho PTV’s ratings champs Downton Abbey, Antiques Roadshow and, of course, Sesame Street. “We seem to be appreciated,” he said. There’s also abundant audience appreciation at Boise State Public Radio, averaging approximately 100,000 listeners weekly. “Our station ranks among the highest stations in two key demographics; adults 18-34 years old and 34-54 years old,” said Hess. “We’re in the top two or three in those categories.” Equally important, Hess said, was Boise State Public Radio listener loyalty. “Radio is notorious for people who flip around the dial,” said Hess. “But when you talk to our listeners, you’ll hear that we’re the only station they tune to.” Not unlike Idaho PTV, Boise State Public Radio’s signal reaches deep into the Gem State. “Our coverage area is about the square mileage of Massachusetts,” said Hess, pointing to an audience that stretches beyond McCall and Salmon to the north, the Oregon border to the west, American Falls to the east and full coverage in the Magic and Wood River valleys. Hess, who is the president of the Western States Public Radio Group, said his colleagues are a bit nervous. “They don’t know what the future holds. Everything appears to be in a holding pattern until after the election,” he said. “Elections matter.”
Democratic challenger Sen. Nicole LeFavour tried to stay on offense, lobbing a flurry of attacks, in two debates with incumbent GOP Rep. Mike Simpson, representing Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District. Revolving primarily around taxes, the national deficit and education, LeFavour tagged Simpson in an Oct. 23 face-off as “part of the problem.” “The nation’s most prosperous small business would be delighted to be making $250,000 in profit,” she said. “I think that it is time that they did pay their fair share.” Simpson responded by saying “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans paid 38 percent … and the top 10 percent paid 70 percent of federal income taxes.” LeFavour countered by proposing that tax rates should be restored to 2000 levels. “We have cut budgets again and again and again,” said LeFavour. “Every time we do, we see a loss of jobs.” Asked to weigh in on Idaho propositions to support or reject the so-called Luna Laws, LeFavour called Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna’s Students Come First initiatives “a very serious threat to public education.” But Simpson chose to skirt the issue, saying, “The people of Idaho are going to make that determination.” Meeting again Oct. 28, the candidates spent a good amount of time debating gender equality, including Simpson’s vote against the so-called Lilly Ledbetter Act, which removed the statute of limitations for employees to bring pay-discrimination suit against employers. Simpson said the measure came to the House floor with little to no discussion. “We should have looked at increasing the statute of limitations,” Simpson said when asked for an alternative option to address gender-based pay discrimination. But LeFavour quickly fired back. “Tell that to the women who have finally been able to bring a [discrimination] suit,” she said. “Idaho has one of the worst records of unfair pay for women.” During the final debate, LeFavour also took note of Simpson’s repeated use of her first name during the face-off. LeFavour’s criticism was greeted with a roll of the eyes from Simpson, but the seven-term congressman ultimately corrected himself, agreeing to refer to the Democratic candidate as “Sen. LeFavour,” rather than “Nicole.” —Taylor Newbold
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The 2012 presidential debates garnered television audiences usually reserved for the Super Bowl, the Academy Awards or the finals of American Idol (insert joke here). The Oct. 3, 16 and 22 debates, according to the Nielsen rating system, registered ratings of 67, 66 and 59 million Americans who tuned in to watch President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Even the Oct. 11 debate between Vice President Joe Biden and GOP VP hopeful Paul Ryan drew 51 million viewers. Whether zingers about Big Bird, bayonets or binders of women actually influenced anyone’s vote remains to be seen, but more than a few poll-watchers walked away disappointed – either by what they heard or what they wished they heard.
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Three-term Idaho Republican Sen. Mike Crapo has the luxury of watching the 2012 election from the sidelines (he won’t have to consider re-election until 2016). “I’m discouraged about the election process overall,” said Crapo. “And not just the presidential race, but the battle for the Senate and U.S. House as well.” Crapo isn’t a pessimist. He’s just angry that we’ve lost a critical opportunity to debate the true issue of our times: a raging national debt. “The debt crisis came up in very oblique ways during the debates, but it wasn’t nearly central enough,” he said. “We should be having a very powerful discussion about the imminent threat from the fiscal cliff.” In fact, when Boise Weekly asked Crapo if one of the presidential debates should have been set aside for an all-debt 90-minute dialogue, the Republican senator didn’t skip a beat to answer. “Absolutely. That’s absolutely true,” said Crapo. “The Committee for a Responsible Government called for such a debate, but to no avail.” But the debates are over and whether Obama or Romney is the victor on Tuesday, Nov. 6, Crapo said he and his colleagues in the so-called Gang of Eight – a bipartisan commission tasked with crafting solutions to the debt crisis – have a Plan A and a Plan B. “I can’t get into too much detail, but the gang has developed a plan to work with whoever is president,” said Crapo. “We’re aware of all the moving pieces and, yes, they can be moved around based on the political outcomes.” Crapo acknowledged that the bitter political landscape that has defined the 2012 electoral process has divided Democrats and Republicans on how to tackle something as dramatic as tax code reformation. “How we do it is one thing, but I believe we have majority report on whether we need to reform the tax code,” said Crapo. “I think it breaks both ways, equally between both parties, and that’s a start.”
When Boise Weekly challenged Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson in August that his only probable path to victory was to take part in the nationally televised debates with Obama and Romney, he wholeheartedly agreed. “You’re right. It’s the only way I can win,” said Johnson in a BODO coffeeshop. “We’re asking all of my supporters to call polling organizations to include my name in the debates.” Either not enough people called pollsters, or the Commission on Presidential Debates discounted Johnson’s support, because he was nowhere near any of the three debates. A few days after Obama and Romney shook hands on a Boca Raton, Fla., stage following the final of their three debates, Johnson strode out on another Boca Raton stage to face Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode and Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Moderator Larry King called the candidates “Don Quixotes,” while the candidates jousted with such diverse topics as the role of corporate money in politics, the cost of higher education and the war on drugs. “I’ve smoked marijuana and I’ve drunk alcohol. In no category is marijuana more dangerous than alcohol,” said Johnson. “The drug problem is prohibition-related.” Of the four, only Goode argued that the war on drugs was not a waste and said he would not support legalization in any form. Taking on the National Defense Authorization Act, Anderson called the indefinite detention without charge or trial, “the very definition of tyranny.” Stein addressed the increasing levels of student debt, arguing that college should be free and a system similar to the G.I. Bill for veterans should be adopted for everyone. Viewers (presuming they knew it was happening in the first place) needed to access the event via YouTube, C-SPAN or Al Jazeera. Boiseweekly.com has a full video of the debate. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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LEE SCHATZ Idahoan shares the real drama behind Argo MARCIA FRANKLIN
What did you think of the ﬁlm? [The ﬁlmmakers] actually taught people some history that’s important … and I think it’s also just a fun ﬁlm. I was not looking forward to sitting in a theater for two hours; I sat down, and the next thing I know, it’s over. You know how it’s going to end, but you still get pulled along by it. You’re described in the beginning of the ﬁlm as being kind of odd. Which was ﬁne. I’m an ‘Aggie,’ you know. Everyone else was a State Department person. The Aggies are always kind of odd in embassies. They have footage of you giving the ﬁnger to someone in jest. Yeah, that would be me. That was mock footage, though, right? Yeah, I’m slightly more politically correct than that. Did you get to meet Rory Cochrane, the actor who played you? I talked to him on the phone a couple of times. He said, “They got me these big horn-rimmed glasses.” And I said, “Rory, we did not wear horn-rimmed glasses. You tell those people to go out and get Ray-Ban
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Shooters; that’s what [we] wore. And if you can, get them in photogray.” You weren’t originally with the group that escaped the embassy, right? No, my ofﬁce was down the street. Agriculture, in those days, always tried to be in the most accessible location because we worked a lot with the public. The day of the takeover was just another day of protests in front of the embassy. It got really loud outside … and I looked up and you could see people going over the wall. I could see them already running around in the compound.
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Lee Schatz, 64, had been in charge of the agricultural section of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran for only two months when revolutionaries stormed the American compound in November 1979, taking 52 hostages for 444 days. The Post Falls native and University of Idaho graduate joined ﬁve other embassy employees in escaping the takeover, ﬁnding refuge in the residences of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor and Canadian Consul John Sheardown. Their ordeal and rescue is the subject of the new ﬁlm Argo, heralded by critics as a major Oscar contender. Marcia Franklin, an Idaho Public Television host and producer who has been to Iran twice and made a documentary on the environmental movement there, talked to Schatz about Argo and his real-life 1979 drama.
There really wasn’t any tension. We sat down to a family dinner every night with the Sheardowns. We ﬁlled hours every day reading. We eventually gravitated towards Scrabble … and I got pretty good at it. The Sheardowns had a two-volume British dictionary that I paged through, page by page, looking for words. You didn’t spend time worrying about your fate, because we knew we were really lucky. What we knew, though, was that we put the Canadians at risk, and that was one of the things we were most concerned about.
Were you scared? Concerned, I guess. But scared doesn’t do you much good.
There’s been some criticism that there wasn’t enough due given the Canadians in the ﬁlm. Once you get your head wrapped around the fact that this is not about our situation in Tehran, it’s about the CIA and Hollywood and how they worked to get us out, then you realize there’s not much space there for character development on the Canadian side or character development of the six of us. So, for anyone who doesn’t worry about credit, I think there’s plenty there. We wouldn’t have been there for the CIA and Hollywood to work with had it not been for the Canadians.
What was it like when you joined the other [escapees]? It was more boredom than anything else.
What did you think of the scenario [pretending to be a movie
So you knew you needed to go. Actually, we ordered lunch. Denial is a great tool. All of the principal ofﬁcers, of which I was one, had two-way radios with them 24/7, so I could describe for the people inside the chancery what was going on outside as they began destroying documents.
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crew scouting locations for a science ﬁction ﬁlm] to get you out? For us to succeed … we had to be able to see ourselves [acting like a ﬁlm crew] and enjoying doing it.
In the movie, there is a lot of tension at the airport but, in reality, it wasn’t that dramatic, was it? No, we knew there was a backup plan that if our plane wasn’t going to leave … we had backup seats on British Airways. But there really was a mechanical failure announcement for SwissAir that morning. We’re sitting there going, “Jesus, I hope they really ﬁx this because we’ve got a ways to go before we land.” We would have been turning around and going back to Tehran. Now, that would have been frightening. Did watching the movie affect you? This doesn’t bring back any bad memories. And it was half a lifetime ago. This is one-half of 1 percent of my life. I’m a father; I’m a husband. So many things have meant more than those 90 days.
And you and the others continued your foreign service, sometimes in dangerous places. I got into this business originally because I thought I could make a difference. And you try to do that. You can’t be afraid, because if you are, you’re not going to be able to do your job. Did you keep any memorabilia? I kept the [fake identity] business card. When we got to Switzerland, they did an inventory of all our stuff. And I was one business card short. And they go, “So what’d you do with it?” Was I going to tell them it was in my right shoe? Of course not. Do you want to go back to Iran? I watched the [U.S.] ﬂag being torn down on the embassy. And what I’ve always hoped I was going to have a chance to do in my career was to see an [American] ﬂag going up on a facility [in Iran]. Because I really do believe that these are two countries that should be talking to each other, rather than at each other.
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“wipe Israel off the map” is part of Democratic and Republican propa8 ganda alike. Jonathan Steele of the UK Guardian provides the best translation of what Ahmadinejad really did say: “The Iranian president was quoting an ancient statement by Iran’s ﬁrst Islamist leader, the late Ayatollah Khomeini, that ‘this regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time,’ just as the Shah’s regime in Iran had vanished. He was not making a military threat. He was calling for an end to the occupation of Jerusalem at some point in the future. The ‘page of time’ phrase suggests he did not expect it to happen soon.” Romney again repeated his meaningless line that Iran is “four years closer to a nuclear weapon.” By the same logic, Iran was eight years closer to a nuclear weapon during Ronald Reagan’s two terms as president. Bob Schieffer asked Romney, “What if the prime minister of Israel called you on the phone and said, ‘Our bombers are on WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
the way. We’re going to bomb Iran.’ What do you say?” Romney replied, “Our relationship with Israel, my relationship with the prime minister of Israel is such that we would not get a call saying our bombers are on the way or their ﬁghters are on the way. This is the kind of thing that would have been discussed and thoroughly evaluated well before that kind of action.” Romney can’t be that sure. Israeli ofﬁcials have told their U.S. counterparts that they won’t ask permission before attacking Iran—and will give us no more than 12 hours advance notice. Romney lied less but his biggest lie was the biggest. “America’s going to ... continue to promote principles of peace,” he said in his closing statement. It must have been difﬁcult for the audience, who’d promised to keep quiet, not to laugh out loud. America? Peaceful? Unless they believe that stuff about Obama ending the war in Iraq.
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ATTACK how big business wants to shrink the electorate
stonishing. Remarkable. Sinister. Those are words that come up again and again when confronting the wave of voter identification laws that has swept through more than 30 Republican-dominated state legislatures in recent years. The measures sound innocuous enough: When a voter shows up to the polls on Election Day, he or she must present valid photo ID in order to cast a ballot. The goal, proponents say, is to combat in-person voter fraud—claiming to be someone you’re not and entering a vote in his or her name. But study after study, including an exhaustive investigation by the Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has found almost no evidence that in-person voter fraud occurs. Culling through 5,000 documents over 10 weeks, the News21 project found only 10 cases of in-person voter fraud since 2000: about one case for every 15 million eligible voters. What’s more, requiring state or federally issued ID at the polls has been repeatedly shown by independent analyses to impose a disproportionate burden on very specific demographics: the poor, the elderly, students and people of color. “We’ve heard it time and time again; it really is a solution in search of a problem,” said Ste-
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phen Spaulding, Washington, D.C.-based staff counsel for the nonprofit citizen’s lobby group Common Cause. “We do have election administration problems in the country—with machines breaking down, assuring that votes are counted accurately—and we need to focus our attention there,” he said. “This threatens everyone’s right to a free and fair election.”
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If there’s anyone approximating a symbol of what’s wrong with what are referred to as “restrictive” or “strict” photo ID laws, it’s Viviette Applewhite. At 93 years old, Applewhite is an African-American Pennsylvanian who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. and has cast her ballot in almost every election since the 1960s. Her purse was stolen years ago, and with it her Social Security card. What’s more, since she was adopted as a child, the name on her birth certificate differed from the one used on other official documents. Her adoption itself lacked any kind of record. Under Pennsylvania’s voter ID law, which was passed in March 2012 and has since become a legal lighting rod in the battle over voting rights, Applewhite could not obtain the required identifiWWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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Voter ID laws of varying degrees have spread across the nation.
cation to participate at the polls. Her case, and the case of others similarly affected by the law, was taken up by the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, the Advancement Project, the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia and the Washington, D.C.-based law firm Arnold & Porter. The lawsuit, which alleged the state’s voter ID law violated Pennsylvania’s constitution by denying citizens the right to vote, was denied a preliminary injunction and bounced on appeal from district court to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which sent the challenge back to the lower court for reconsideration. On Oct. 2, Judge Robert Simpson of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania granted the preliminary injunction, allowing people like Applewhite to vote in the 2012 election without photo ID and without having to cast a provisional ballot—a measure that in some states allows non-ID holders to vote. But that provision requires them to return to the polling place after the election to confirm their identity. Barring any further litigation, Pennsylvania voters will be required to present photo ID in future elections. But for now, Applewhite and others in her situation will be free to vote as they always have. In fact, as the case was being appealed in August, Applewhite received an ID using her 20-year-old Medicare card, proof of address and a state document affirming her name and Social Security number. According to media reports, the process also required her to take two buses to the licensing office. That’s a lot of hassle to exercise a right Applewhite has enjoyed for 60 years, but she’s not alone. According to best estimates, strict voter ID laws could effectively disenfranchise millions of voters
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if adopted nationwide. According to figures from the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University, as many as 11 percent of adult U.S. citizens do not have any form of government-issued photo identification, accounting for more than 21 million people. Among that group, 18 percent of citizens age 65 or older don’t have government-issued photo ID (more than 6 million seniors), and, based on 2000 U.S. Census figures, more than 5.5 million African-American adults lack photo ID—a full 25 percent of eligible black voters. Meanwhile, U.S. citizens, regardless of ethnicity, age or gender, who make less than $35,000 “are more than twice as likely to lack current government-issued photo identification as those earning more than $35,000 a year,” the Brennan Center reported, adding that means at least 15 percent of voting-age Americans in the lowincome bracket lack valid ID. On top of that, the Brennan Center found in its survey that as many as 7 percent of voting-age citizens (more than 13 million adults) don’t have ready access to documents proving that they’re citizens, making the process of getting valid ID all the more complicated. “These ID laws and this notion that they don’t impose a cost on citizens is farcical,” said Spaulding. “We know that in some states, it costs money to get documents and get an ID. There are a number of voters who are in a catch-22; they’re 90 years old, they were born at home with a midwife and they don’t have a birth certificate. There’s the expense of getting those documents, there’s the expense—especially in rural areas—of making the trip to get the ID. This notion that these IDs are ‘free’ does not pass the smell test.” WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
Despite pressure from the new Bush administration, strict voter ID laws remained few and far between, with only Indiana and Georgia enacting restrictive ID measures in 2005. But, Graves said, “these things were bubbling.” When Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, it was in large part due to huge voter turnout in cities and among students and AfricanAmericans. Republicans, sneak having lost the White It doesn’t take much House, also found analysis to figure their party losing out the upshot of ground in state proliferating voter legislatures. AcID requirements: cording to data fewer seniors, compiled by students, News21, 62 people of voter ID bills color and have been low-wage introduced earners at the in 37 state polls. And it legislatures doesn’t take NUMBER OF VOTING AGE since 2009, much to see CITIZENS WHO DON’T with the bulk who would of the measures HAVE READY ACCESS TO most benefit introduced or adfrom a whiter, DOCUMENTS PROVING opted in 2011 and more middle-aged, THEIR CITIZENSHIP. 2012. According to affluent electorate. the Brennan Center and “I don’t think it’s a News21, a handful of states coincidence that the legislahave active, strict photo ID laws tors carrying these bills are not for voters Demoand more crats,” said than a dozen Lisa Graves, others are executive pending— director either hung of the up in court, nonprofit awaiting watchdog pre-clearance group from the Center for Department Media and of Justice or Democracy. too recently Acenacted to be cording in effect. to Graves, —Lisa Graves, Center for Media and Democracy “It’s whose orgaremarkable,” nization has said Jenmade votnie Bowser, ing rights Denver-based senior fellow with the a priority issue, this newest push to limit National Conference of State Legislatures. the franchise traces its roots to the 1990s “I’ve tracked election legislation since late and the enactment of the National Voter 2000 and everything that happened in Registration Act, or “Motor Voter,” under Florida, and I’ve never seen so many states President Bill Clinton. The measure did extake up a single issue in the absence of a actly what its name implies: made it easier federal mandate.” for voters to register. African-Americans, Graves, meanwhile, fingers the culprit. particularly, registered in high numbers, “Suddenly, the Indiana law was dusted Graves said, prompting backlash among off the shelf and put out there as a national conservative states. model that every state should be pushing,” “In response to that law, Southern states she said, “and ALEC is behind it.” started proposing changes to the laws to make it harder to register. Those bills went nowhere; they were perceived as racist ... the and sort of languished for a number of ALEC stands for the American Legisyears,” she said. lative Exchange Council and, according Then came the election of President to some, it is nothing less than a shadow George W. Bush, “and the right wing lawmaking body that draws its strength started pushing this theme of voter fraud,” from an ocean of corporate money. If the Graves said. The Bush administration even Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United tried to redirect the voting rights section of can be said to have opened the flood gates the civil rights division to push this idea of to corporate cash in American politics, then voter fraud, she added. ALEC is trying to turn on the flood. “U.S. attorneys were fired because they “ALEC isn’t simply a think tank or a didn’t do enough to assert nonexistent voter gathering of lawmakers, it is a corporatefraud,” Graves said. funded operation that pushes a corporate But it’s on that notion that voter ID laws have been ruled constitutional. Indiana’s restrictive voter ID law, which is seen as the test case for similar laws nationwide, was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2008 because it was not found to be burdensome to voters. “Clearly, that’s not the case,” Spaulding said.
ALEC ISN’T SIMPLY A THINK TANK OR A GATHERING OF LAWMAKERS, IT IS A CORPORATE-FUNDED OPERATION THAT PUSHES A CORPORATE MESSAGE AND A CONSERVATIVE MESSAGE.”
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ry: from changes to U.S. gun laws like the message and a conservative message,” said Florida “stand your ground” legislation Graves, of the Center for Media and Demade infamous by the Trayvon Martin mocracy, which in July 2011 made public shooting (a measure that was crafted with 800 internal documents on its website, help from the National Rifle Association, a alecexposed.org, proving ALEC’s cloaked prominent ALEC member), to state-based hand in crafting “model legislation” efforts at overturning or circumventing the meant for introduction in statehouses Affordable Care Act, to recent measures around the country. limiting teacher union powers and handing “At its core, it is a way to take some of portions of student instruction over to forthese ideas that a think tank might fancy profit education companies. Even Arizona’s and operationalize them,” she said. “And hotly contested immigration law, SB1070, I use ‘operationalize’ very purposefully.” started life as an ALEC-approved A call to ALEC’s media rela“model” bill. tions representative for this “There’s a whole story went unanswered, set of bills that are but the organization’s advancing that corideological bent is porate agenda to clear enough on privatize prisons, its website: a privatize educa“nonpartisan tion—and by individual privatize I membership mean proforganization itize,” said of state legisGraves. lators which favors fedTHE DOLLAR AMOUNT eralism and proﬁt is conservative THAT ALEC COLLECTED the public policy FROM CORPORATIONS, solutions.” FOUNDATIONS AND Registered with the Internal According to figNON-PROFITS IN THE Revenue Service as ures from ALEC’s own PAST THREE YEARS. a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, IRS filings from 2007ALEC boasts around 2,000 2009, made public by CMD, member the organizalegislators— tion raked in the vast more than majority $21.6 million being Refrom corpopublicans— rations (with who pay a members nominal fee including for memberExxon Moship, and bil, Altria, upwards GlaxoSof 300 mithKline corporate and Pfizer), —Lisa Graves, Center for Media and Democracy foundations and other private-seclike none tor members other than who pony the Charles up between $7,000 and $25,000 for getG. Koch Charitable Foundation and nonprofting together with sympathetic lawmakers its including the NRA, Goldwater Institute at lavish retreats. and Family Research Council. In all, privateBroken up into task forces focused on sector contributions account for nearly 98 various aspects of public policy—from percent of ALEC’s funding, while the dues education to courts and the environment— paid by member lawmakers, pegged at about ALEC members, both from the public $50, came to just more than $250,000, or and private sectors, get together and write about 1 percent of its haul during the same model bills that are then voted on and, if time period. ratified, carried home by ALEC legislators In exchange for these hefty, though taxfor introduction in their respective states. deductible donations, ALEC’s private-sector The strategy has been successful. ALEC members get to ensure that individual brags on its website that each year, about pieces of ALEC legislation, by and large, 1,000 pieces of ALEC-written or ALECserve a narrow band of very specific corpoinspired model legislation end up getting rate interests: education measures benefit introduced in the states, with an average 20 for-profit education firms and harm unions; percent becoming law. health care measures benefit insurance Despite this, and even though the companies and drug manufacturers; tort organization has been active for nearly 40 reforms benefit corporations in general by years—it was established in 1973 by arch limiting their liability to consumers. conservative Paul Weyrich, who also startMore “insidious,” as Graves put it, is ed the Heritage Foundation—ALEC has ALEC’s drive against voting rights. remained largely under the radar. None“It’s deeply cynical and quite sinister— theless, its impact on policy in the states an outlandish effort by ALEC and others reads like a greatest hits compilation of to make it harder for Americans to vote,” the most controversial bills in recent histoshe said. “At the end of the day, depend-
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With increasing media scrutiny and public outrage, ALEC’s operations—and specifically its voter ID push—may well hurt both its bottom line and the bottom lines of its corporate members. In the wake of the Martin shooting, nonprofit civil rights group Color of Change leveled criticism directly at ALEC for crafting the “stand your ground” law, and called on its members to urge corporations to drop their support for ALEC. To date, 41 corporate ALEC members have stopped funding the group, including big names like Walmart, Coca Cola, Kraft, Amazon, Johnson & Johnson and General Motors. Following exposes by CMD, Common WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
Cause, The Nation magazine and others highlighting ALEC’s involvement with voter ID laws, the organization shut down its voting and elections task force, “and I don’t think that happened by accident,” said Spaulding. “That happened after a sustained spotlight was put on them.” Losing corporate members and disbanding task forces is one thing, but ALEC may have an even bigger problem on its hands. In April Common Cause filed a whistleblower complaint with the IRS, alleging that ALEC’s lobbying activities make it ineligible for 501(c)(3) status. Based on 4,000 pages of internal ALEC documents—some obtained through public records requests and others from inside sources—Common Cause maintains that, “the evidence shows ALEC has an agenda, that they track where their model bills are introduced, that they send out ‘issue alerts,’ which include updates that go to state legislators where ALEC bills or ALECrelated bills are being introduced, sometimes targeting committees or task force members and including talking points, press releases,” said Nick Surgey, Madison, Wisc.-based general counsel for Common Cause. “It’s remarkable. Essentially, ALEC says that they do not lobby. They are a 501(c) (3), which means that they’re a charity, and as a charity, they’re able to do some lobbying, but it’s limited and you have to disclose it,” Surgey said. “We have 990s going back many years for ALEC and, consistently, they tell the IRS that nothing they do is lobbying. They put a zero or they don’t check the box that says, ‘Do you do any lobbying, yes or no?’ ... They’re clearly trying to influence legislation.” If the IRS agrees, and ALEC is found to be in breach of the rules, the organization would have to reincorporate as a 501(c) (4) and fully report its activities as lobbying. What’s more, Surgey said there’s the possibility that if ALEC is found to have improperly reported to the IRS, tax revenue lost when donations were recorded as tax deductible may be recouped from individual donors—an action that Common Cause included in its complaint. “It’s unlikely that the IRS would go after individual donors, but there’s nothing statutorily to say they cannot do that,” Surgey said. “They’d have to make a judgment that donors should have been aware. ... Most of the responsibility is on ALEC, but we also believe the corporations should have been aware that ALEC was doing what they were doing, and that’s lobbying. ... We believe that they have some liability.” The whistleblower complaint is still working its way through the system, and Surgey said that these kinds of cases tend to take “quite a while.” Still, he and others, like Graves, maintain that keeping pressure on ALEC is important for more reasons than just recouping tax revenue. “It’s also about making sure that these really important, fundamental debates happen in the open,” Surgey said. “We got into looking at ALEC out of a concern that corporations have too powerful a role in our political system; they have a disproportionate power in the legislatures for a variety of reasons, and ALEC really seems to be the epitome of that.”
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ing on which analysis you’re looking at ... it’s possible that these measures remove maybe 1 percent from the pool of votes that would be part of the election. You still have an election, but you’ve shaved off this percentage; you have the appearance that you have an election.” Analysis by News21 found that more than half of the 62 strict ID bills introduced in legislatures since 2009 were based on (or copied from) ALEC’s sample voter ID bill, which was ratified by the group’s membership that same year. These measures serve no particular business master, rather, they strike at the final weapon the public possesses to stem the tide of corporate-crafted legislation: access to the ballot box. “The essence of a democracy, and the essence of a representative democracy in the United States, is that we elect people to represent people,” Graves said. “The question is whether our representatives are going to represent us, or if they’re going to represent the interests of global corporations and, in some cases with ALEC, foreign corporations.” As for why big business would support limiting the franchise, the equation breaks down pretty simply: corporations want to bring down barriers to doing business, and Republicans are more than happy to oblige. If Republicans don’t win elections, then corporations don’t see those barriers lifted. The solution: eliminate the competition. If voting rights get in the way, well, like the notorious mob accountant Otto Berman once said, “it’s nothing personal, just business.” “I think it is a little more class-oriented,” said Alexander Keyssar, professor of history and social policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and a frequent speaker and writer on voting rights issues. “The core interest in the suppression that’s going on is partisan, it’s not racial,” he said. “If African-Americans voted predominately Republican, or 50/50 Republican, I don’t think their neighborhoods would be targeted for suppressive efforts. I think that it’s a community that now votes 95 percent Democrat, and if you want to knock out Democrat interests, that’s a good place to start.” Most important, though, is that suppressing voting rights doesn’t hurt the bottom line. “You can be a customer who votes or a customer who doesn’t vote,” Keyssar said. “It doesn’t cost them [corporate interests] anything.”
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en pointe BALLET IDAHO’S SERENADE, SWEET DREAMS AND TIMEPIECE The titles of the pieces in Ballet Idaho’s new performance—Serenade, Sweet Dreams and Timepiece—may seem like a recipe for a lullaby. But attendees of the Friday, Nov. 2, and Saturday, Nov. 3, performances at the Morrison Center won’t want to go to sleep. Each of the three pieces has a unique story with thoughtful inﬂuences, including everything from a magical pocket watch to Patsy Cline, and will be done Ballet Idaho-style, with glimmering costumes and mesmerizing technical skill. Serenade is regarded as a milestone in the world of dance. Choreographer George Balanchine chose to incorporate mishaps from rehearsals (one student falling down, another arriving late for class), into the actual performance. The “mishaps” are set to the music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. In Sweet Dreams, Ballet Idaho Artistic Director Peter Anastos wanted to honor American music by using guitars and songs by the legendary Patsy Cline. This lively piece was created for Ballet Oklahoma and also features music by Antonio Vivaldi. The last segment, a new ballet called Timepiece, is a whimsical play on jazz and classical music. Ballet Idaho company dancer Nathan Powell choreographed the piece and was inspired by the music of Graham Reynolds of the Golden Arm Trio. For more info, visit balletidaho.org. Friday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, 2 p.m.; $37-$57. Morrison Center, 2201 W. Cesar Chavez Lane, 208-426-1609, balletidaho.org.
THURSDAYSUNDAY NOV. 1-4 dance IDAHO DANCE THEATRE FALL SHOW Stage shows involving earth, wind and ﬁre may make potential audience members think of the groovy
group that banded together in 1969 and sang about Boogie Wonderlands, but Idaho Dance Theatre will add water and take the elements in a different direction with its Fall Show. IDT kicks off its 24th season beginning Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Boise State University Special Events Center. The show features three works including a new piece that explores the four elements— earth, wind, water and ﬁre.
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Co-Artistic Director/painter/ Renaissance man Carl Rowe and local composer David Alan Earnest collaborated on the piece that, according to a press release, is “full of visual surprises.” The modern dance troupe’s performance will also include the restaging of Co-Artistic Director Marla Hansen’s ballet Chakra, set to the cello-rock music of Apocalyptica. The piece features the entire dance
Idaho’s mountains are now bathed in the ﬁrst coating of snow, a big sign of the coming season on the slopes in Idaho. However, snowfall also presages another winter milestone: Boise’s annual Ski and Snowboard Swap. Now in its 62nd year, the annual winter recreationists barterama at Expo Idaho assembles some 20,000 items and is one of the largest in the Northwest, according to organizers. During the course of three days, shoppers can browse the huge stock of wares, while sales commissions beneﬁt the Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation, the nonproﬁt organization that uses the funds to help young skiers train and compete. But for visitors, it’s a chance to score new and used skis, snowboards, cross-country gear, clothing and accessories on the cheap. Tables chock full of boots and bindings, and racks of lightly used boards and skis greet visitors each year. For skiers and boarders, the swap is a chance to avoid buying new. Many a novice snowboarder or skier has found all the swag necessary to rock the slopes come opening day— which, ﬁngers crossed, will be sooner than later. Thursday, Nov. 1, sellers can bring items for check-in at the fairgrounds from 3-9 p.m. and again Friday, Nov. 2 from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The published is unleashed to shop starting Friday, 5-10 p.m. and the sale continues through the weekend. Admission Friday is $5, but drops to $3 or FREE with a canned food donation Saturday, Nov. 3, and Sunday, Nov. 4. Visit bbsef.org for more info. Friday, Nov. 2, 5-10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; FREE-$5. Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650, expoidaho.com.
company in six parts, including duets and ensembles. Rowe’s Rorschach will also be reprised for the performance, which includes the music of Flairck, a Dutch ensemble with folk, chamber, blues and jazz inﬂuences. The Thursday, Nov. 1, performance will be a discounted preview night. The show will continue through Sunday, Nov. 4. Thursday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 2-Saturday, Nov. 3, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 4, 2 p.m.; $10-$37. Boise State
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Boise bibliophiles can get their ﬁx when author Abraham Verghese comes to the Morrison Center.
records VINYL PRESERVATION SOCIETY’S SHOW AND SWAP At the annual Vinyl Preservation Society’s Record Show and Swap, there’s no better time to trade out Prince’s Purple Rain for a shiny Sonic Youth LP—or maybe barter with the famous Golden Records purloined from Voyager I and II. OK, so you may not get your mitts on vinyl sent into space, but the VPS event is a chance to ﬁnd some new favorites. To free forgotten Herman’s Hermits albums and other forgotten greats, vinyl lovers are invited to the ﬁfth annual Record Show and Swap at the Linen Building. The event returns Sunday, Nov. 4, when VPS members and the public are invited to bring stacks of vinyl to barter with other listeners. Once a year, VPS hosts the party rife with record-swapping action, a chance to purchase some soughtafter rarities, and hear LPs that once languished in solitude. In short, more than old, faded copies of Burt Bacharach Plays His Hits will be available. Dealers from record stores in three states and private collectors will truck thousands of records to the event, which VPS promises will include hard-to-ﬁnd albums and well-priced platters to begin a new collection. The event will also feature a raf fle with drawings hourly, and the chance for vinyl enthusiasts to become of ficial VPS members. A portion of the party’s proceeds will beneﬁt Radio Boise. VPS celebrated its ﬁfth anniversary with a shindig Oct. 27, and is changing things up for the upcoming year. The group switched locations for its monthly meetings to The Crux so that music lovers of all ages can participate. Get more info on the society at its Facebook page or at vinylpreservationsociety.org. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $5, FREE VPS members. Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., 208-385-0111, thelinenbuilding.com.
mental disabilities. No fewer than 20 ﬁlms make up this year’s Sprout Festival; 10 ﬁlms each will be shown at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Among this year’s ﬁlms are: Beautiful: Two people with disabilities face new challenges in public displays of affection. Determined to Dance:
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MONDAY NOV. 5 literature READINGS AND CONVERSATIONS Maybe you only picked it up for the Sudoku, but since you’re holding this edition of Boise Weekly and have taken the time to scan at least these few words, we know you can read. And maybe even enjoy it. If you are even a touch on the word-nerd, book-lover side, head to the Morrison Center Monday, Nov. 5. Those lit lovers who hang out in the wood structure on Capitol Boulevard— The Cabin—will present the 2012-2013 opening installment of their Readings and Conversations series, featuring author Abraham Verghese. In addition to being a bestselling author, Verghese is a physician, health advocate and professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. In his most recent novel, Cutting for Stone, Verghese highlights the history and future of medical advances through the dramatic story of twin brothers orphaned by both their Indian nun mother and British surgeon father. Though the plot runs the risk of turning into a literary soap opera, Verghese’s work has been praised as both shining and sparkling, as well as clear and concise. For the chance to hear Verghese speak about topics of his own work, along with other important issues of our time, be sure to get your tickets in advance—Literary Circle and Main Floor tickets are already sold out. The series will continue with Boise author Anthony Doerr Feb. 12, 2013. The rest of the series will feature Firoozeh Dumas and Andrew Ross Sorkin. See thecabinidaho.org for more info. 7:30 p.m., $37.25 adults, $16 students. Morrison Center, 2201 W. Cesar Chavez Lane, 208-426-1609, mc.boisestate.edu.
When Boise’s Kimberly Thompson learned of French artist Raymond Edouard Isidore, her interest was piqued. Isidore was a graveyard sweeper in the early to mid-1900s who covered his modest house near Chartres, France, in shards of broken glass and pottery, eventually becoming known as the father of Pique Assiette. Thompson, a former model BOHEMIAN DIRT To set up a studio appointand actress, decided to adapt ment, call 208-724-0765 the Pique Assiette technique bohemiandirt.com into wearable art. Utilizing bits of vintage jewelry and semi-precious stones she uncovers at garage sales, ﬂea markets and auctions, Thompson fashions elaborately colorful Hip Candy belt buckles that she sells under the name Bohemian Dirt. “I’m so particular with what I’ll use in my pieces, it’s got to have that French bohemian color, the muted sage-y tones. … I feel like everything’s got to have a story or an essence that you feel,” said Thompson. Thompson’s buckles have recently held up the pants of musicians like Perry Farrell from Jane’s Addiction, Wayne Coyne of Flaming Lips and alt-country star Lucinda Williams. “I think my work has this rock ’n’ roll kind of vibe to it; I really have always felt that way,” said Thompson. Thompson’s Bohemian Dirt line can be purchased at Piece Unique and Shoez in Boise or at the upcoming La De Da market in Bown Crossing above Flatbread Community Oven, Thursday, Nov. 8-Friday, Nov. 9 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Items will also soon be available at Boise Co-op. —Tara Morgan
Young dancers with Down syndrome prepare for a performance. Laser Beak Man: A child who is never expected to walk or speak becomes an accomplished visual artist. The Magic of J-Mac: the story of a high school basketball team manager who has autism.
The screenings will be followed by discussions to encourage heightened awareness and sensitivity to people with disabilities, particularly children and young adults. The Second Annual Sprout Film Festival is sponsored by The Arc.
2 p.m. and 7 p.m., $10, $8 for individuals with disability, seniors and students. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., 208-387-1273, egyptiantheatre.net.
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8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY OCT. 31 Festivals & Events EAGLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT. HAUNTED WOODS—$10, $6 ages 5-12, FREE for ages 4 and younger. Merrill Park, 637 E. Shore Drive, Eagle River Development, Eagle.
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 based on Susan Hill’s 1983 novel 7 p.m. $10-$30. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122, companyoffools.org.
Kids & Teens HALLOWEEN AT THE CHILDREN’S HOME—Staff and volunteers will put on their best kidfriendly scary costumes and greet trick-or-treaters on the porch. 4-6 p.m. FREE. The Children’s Home Society, 740 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-343-7813, childrenshomesociety.com.
THE FARMSTEAD 2012—4-9 p.m. The Farmstead, 1020 S. Rackham Way, Meridian, 208922-5678, farmsteadfestival. com. FREAKY FOREST—8-10 p.m. Donations appreciated. 1800 W. Hubbard Road, near the corner of Hubbard and Linder roads, Kuna. HARVEST FESTIVAL—Everyone is welcome at this harvest festival featuring safe family fun, games, candy, soup, bread, hot cocoa and coffee. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Silver Sage Baptist Church, 5858 S. Maple Grove Road, Boise, 208-362-0309, silversagebc.com. HAUNTED WORLD—Dusk-10 p.m. $20, FREE for children younger than 5. Hauntedworld. org. LIQUID HALLOWEEN BASH— Featuring music by Jupiter Holiday, DJ Psycache and DJ Ron Groove. 9:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com. MACABRE MASQUERADE—Partake in the Come As You Aren’t costume contest, featuring more than $100 in cash and prizes. 8 p.m. $5. Humpin’ Hannah’s, 621 Main St., Boise, 208-345-7557. ROCKY HORROR HALLOWEEN—This Halloween party features the music of Pilot Error. 10 p.m. $7. Reef, 105 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-287-9200, reefboise.com. SCARECROW STROLL—Scope out a slew of scarecrows, which deck out the garden through the month of October. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.
On Stage A HORRIFIC PUPPET AFFAIR— HomeGrown Theater and Evil Wine present three 20-minute gruesome, scary, horrific and hilarious puppet shows, written by locals Janessa Nichole White, Josh Gross and Chad Shohet. Live music to follow. 9 p.m. $5. The Red Room Tavern, 1519 W. Main St., Boise, 208-331-0956, redroomboise.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, 208-342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com. TIGERS BE STILL—When Sherry’s art therapy degree doesn’t yield the job of her dreams, she moves back in with her mother. 8 p.m. $10-$15.
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REVIEW/LIT HAUNTINGS FROM THE SNAKE RIVER PLAIN Ghost stories seem most abundant in the backcountry, places already physically haunted by derelict farm machinery and the skeletal remains of residences past. Those structures radiate the energy of what once was, firing the imagination about what may remain. Idaho, a reserve of derelict mining camps and pioneer ghost towns, is the perfect setting for such stories, and a recently published book, Hauntings From the Snake River Plain, collects original stories, essays and poetry about those places in one volume. Released in August by Twin Falls-based The Other Bunch Press, the collection anthologizes 27 Idaho writers such as Elaine Ambrose, Bonnie Dodge and Boise Weekly’s Bill Cope. As with many things hyper-local, objective quality sometimes takes a backseat to regional celebration. Some stories could definitely have used that time-tested editor’s note: show, don’t tell. A story called “Lost Souls of the Lost Cave,” by Andrew W. Black, takes readers through an exploration of a cave, narrated with the verbose and melodramatic literary stylings of Kipling or Poe. “These pages cannot adequately express the horror,” Black writes, as the shadows bear down on his narrator. But there are some strong and concise depictions of place, as well. Patricia Santos Marcantonio uses Idaho’s supply of petroglyphs to craft a creeptacular, ghost-in-the-machine-style story rich with native imagery. Cope explores a family’s supernatural visit to a highway rest stop, while Dodge tells the story of a woman purchasing her dream house, which, of course, was on the market after being the scene of a mysterious death, something any movie-goer can tell you rarely works out. The anthology isn’t big on richly worded depictions of what the censors refer to as “graphic content.” For some horror fans, that might be a disappointment. For others, it is simply a choice to focus on more artful creeping senses of foreboding instead of ham-fisted blood and gore. As with all anthologies, readers will find some stories more to their liking than others. But it may also give some good reason to keep driving past that creepy roadside landmark they always wanted to stop at. —Josh Gross WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
8 DAYS OUT HALLOWTEEN PARTY—Teens can enjoy cosmic bowling, a pizza and soda buffet and costume contest. 8-11 p.m. $15. Wahooz Fun Zone, 1385 S. Blue Marlin Lane, Meridian, 208-898-0900, wahoozfunzone.com.
munity art display, altars, kids’ activities and more. Skeleton costumes encouraged. Some activities have a $2-$5 charge. 5-9 p.m. FREE admission. Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho, 315 Stampede Drive, Nampa, 208442-0823, hccidaho.org.
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THE FARMSTEAD 2012—See Wednesday. The Farmstead, 1020 S. Rackham Way, Meridian, 208-922-5678, farmsteadfestival.com.
HALLOWEEN HAUNTED HISTORY TROLLEY TOUR—Join the fun aboard the Halloween decorated open-air Molly Trolley. The hop-off tour features two local haunted stops. This tour is for ages 21 and older. Visit boisetrolleytours.com for tickets and reservations or call 208433-0849. 8 p.m. $18, $16 students. Joe’s Crab Shack, 2288 N. Garden St., Garden City. PIONEER TOASTMASTERS— Work on public speaking and leadership skills. For more info call 208-921-2480. 6-7:30 p.m. FREE. Elmer’s, 1385 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-343-5714.
THURSDAY NOV. 1 Festivals & Events DIA DE LOS MUERTOS—Enjoy music, dancing, a tamale cook-off, a zumba group dance workshop, face painting, a com-
WOMEN OF TODAY AND TOMORROW—Join this special luncheon to learn how several successful women of all ages in the Treasure Valley have become who they are today. For more information, email email@example.com. 11:30 a.m. $50, $500 tables of 10. Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St., Boise, 208-3368900, boisecentre.com.
On Stage AMADEUS BY PETER SHAFFER—Winner of a Tony Award for Best Play, this provocative work about composers Wolfgang Mozart and Antonio Salieri weaves a confrontation between mediocrity and genius into a tale of breathtaking dramatic power. 7:30 p.m. $9-$12. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, boiselittletheater.org. COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: B.T.—Enjoy some jokes followed by dueling pianos and music
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from DJ Mighty Delta One. 7 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-906-0658, varsitypubmeridian.com. DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE— Bishop Kelly Theatre Arts presents the classic gothic thriller, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. A physician’s obsession to discover “the truth within” releases the demonic Mr. Hyde. 7 p.m. $5-$6. Bishop Kelly High School, 7009 W. Franklin Road, Boise, 208-375-6010, bk.org. EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL— Last year’s zany musical interpretation of the Sam Raimi series returns with unique songs and even more fake blood. Tickets are available at brownpapertickets.com. 8 p.m. $10 adv., $15 door. Idaho Outdoor Association Hall, 3401 Brazil St., Boise, daisysmadhouse.org. IDAHO DANCE THEATRE’S FALL SHOW—This show features three works performed by the modern dance company. See Picks, Page 20. 7 p.m. $10, $5 students. Boise State University Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, 208-331-9592, idahodancetheatre.org. LIQUID LAUGHS: RYAN WINGFIELD—Also featuring Shane Torres. Purchase tickets at liquidlaughs.com, by calling 208-941-2459 or at Liquid or Solid. Buy one, get one free on tickets. 8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com. SOMETHING’S AFOOT—This merry, musical, murder mystery takes a satirical poke at Agatha Christie mysteries as 10 people in an isolated country house are picked off by clever devices. 7 p.m. $15-$18. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-385-0021, kedproductions.org. TIGERS BE STILL—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $10-$15. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, bctheater.org. THE WOMAN IN BLACK—See Wednesday. 7 p.m. $10-$30. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122, companyoffools.org.
Food & Drink PORT AND DESSERT: CANDY FOR ADULTS—Learn all about dessert wines. From ports to late harvest wines, you’ll learn how each is grown and vinified, key aromas and flavor components and how to pair it with the perfect dessert. 6-8 p.m. $40. Wine Wise Labs, 104-1/2 E. 44th St., Garden City, 208-2979463, winewiseidaho.com.
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Talks & Lectures RICHARD EPSTEIN—The constitutional law professor will speak on Putting the Limits Back in Limited Government. For more info visit boisestate. edu/brandtfoundation. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Jordan Ballroom, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-5800, boisestate.edu.
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COMMUNITY HEALTH SCREENINGS—Free community health screenings for uninsured adults, provided by Idaho State University-Meridian faculty and student clinicians. No appointment necessary. For more information, call 208-373-1700. 4-7 p.m. FREE. CATCH Boise Office, 1025 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4195, hcd.cityofboise. org/home. LADIES’ LOUNGE—Swig back some cocktails with the ladies of Boise Weekly and enjoy prize giveaways, drink specials and ohso-much more. Visit BW’s promo page to get the 4-1-1. 5 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s Saloon, 12505 Chinden Blvd., Boise, 208-3315666, willibs.com. The Old Idaho Pen put frightened felons to work giving temporary tats.
FRIDAY NOV. 2 Festivals & Events DIA DE LOS MUERTOS—Entertainment will be provided by Danza Azteca de Idaho, Mariachi Tleyoltlzin and Ballet Folklorico Mexico Lindo. Call 208-4753401 for more info. 6 p.m. FREE. Karcher Mall, 1509 Caldwell Blvd., Nampa, 208-465-7845. THE FARMSTEAD 2012—See Wednesday. 4-11 p.m. The Farmstead, 1020 S. Rackham Way, Meridian, 208-922-5678, farmsteadfestival.com.
On Stage AMADEUS BY PETER SHAFFER—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $9$12. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, boiselittletheater.org. BALLET IDAHO’S SERENADE—Ballet Idaho performs Serenade, Sweet Dreams and Timepiece. See Picks, Page 20. 8 p.m. $52.86. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1609, mc.boisestate. edu. COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: B.T.—See Thursday. 7 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-906-0658, varsitypubmeridian.com. DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE— See Thursday. 7 p.m. $5-$6. Bishop Kelly High School, 7009 W. Franklin Road, Boise, 208375-6010, bk.org. EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $10 adv., $15 door. Idaho Outdoor Association Hall, 3401 Brazil St., Boise, daisysmadhouse.org. IDAHO DANCE THEATRE—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $10-$37. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise, sub.boisestate. edu. LIQUID LAUGHS: RYAN WINGFIELD—See Thursday. 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com.
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BOOZE AND COSTUMES Whether Boiseans were sipping margaritas in shark costumes, nursing brews in neon or downing drinks dressed as disco dancers, most of the last week’s happenings had both booze and costume components. On Oct. 25, Parrotheads dragged their tiki bars and blenders to the parking lot by Taco Bell Arena for a Jimmy Buffett preconcert tailgating party. Boise Weekly intern Jordyn Price waded into Margaritaville to chat up some of the revelers. “The tailgate was somewhat reminiscent of an adult Disneyland mixed with a spring break party—grown men hollering at those passing by to come take Jell-O shots and women rushing around in coconut bras to get their picture taken with strangers in parrot costumes and shark hats,” observed Price. “In short, Buffett fans know how to party.” That same evening, rave mavens unearthed their vintage Hypercolor T-shirts and glow bracelets for the Discovery Center of Idaho’s Adult Night event on the theme Luminescence. “Glow sticks and neon clothing were the attire of choice and were highly visible against the low-lit background of the Discovery Center,” noted BW’s Sheree Whiteley. “Some of the museum’s permanent displays were a little tough to enjoy with the decreased visibility, but that didn’t slow Adult Night attendees down.” In addition to offering a green screen and explaining the intricacies of genetically modified fluorescent fish, the Adult Night event also boasted booze, food trucks and fire dancers. Another group channeled their inner children Oct. 27 at The Crux, where Bouncing Souls frontman Greg Attonito and his wife, Shanti Wintergate, held an all-ages concert by their new children’s band, Play Date. The event was an album release party and benefit for the Treasure Valley Institute for Children’s Arts. “Play Date began with the single ‘Dance Like a Monster,’ in which a driving bass got the kids moving. Repeated refrains beckoned the children to dance and included easy-to-remember verses on how monsters shimmy,” said BW’s Andrew Crisp. And moving up the spook ladder from monsters to prisoners, more than 2,000 people poured into the Old Idaho Penitentiary over two days for the annual Frightened Felons event. Crisp hit up the Old Pen Oct. 27 for the more adult-oriented evening. “Within the Pen’s walls, actors portraying felons of the past interacted with visitors, often springing on them without warning. In the solitary confinement facility, nicknamed ‘Siberia,’ actors stepped out of the shadows to frighten flashlight-wielding explorers,” observed Crisp. But Crisp also noted that, though it was mildly frightening, the event wasn’t too dark. “An organized mass performance of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ was followed by a costume contest, which included a blue-skinned woman as an Avatar and a group of sparkly ’70s disco dancers.” —Tara Morgan WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
THE LIVING DEAD Idaho State Historical Museum brings Dia de los Muertos to life HARRISON BERRY “All of these exhibits are very different from tion to civilization, bringing everything from The 200-year-old Dia de los Muertos kite canned food to mail; but for Schachtell, he’s what you’d see in Mexico. This is something tradition is celebrated in two small villages in a reminder of the Mexican-Americans who that works on what you’d see in Mexico, but the jungles of Guatemala—Santiago Sacatehelped build Idaho. this is Boise’s take,” he said. pequez and Sumpango. The villagers spend “Whoever told the story of Idaho ignored To achieve this, Zwolfer commissioned two months building kites, called barriletes the story of Mexican-Americans in Idaho,” she local artists to construct altars. Some of the gigantes, out of tissue paper—some of them are as large as 36 feet across—and burn them on the Day of the Dead. “They burn the kites because that’s how fragile life is,” said Guisela Zetina-Baruth, a Guatemalan who has studied the tradition. Zetina-Baruth has lobbied to add a Guatemalan element to the Idaho State Historical Museum’s Dia de los Muertos celebration for two years, and this year, ofﬁcials consented. From Oct. 30, through Saturday, Nov. 10, the ISHM will feature the kite exhibit, along with traditional Dia de los Muertos altars made by students and local artists. On First Thursday, Nov. 1, ISHM will also host a free Day of the Dead dance performance at 5:30 and 7 p.m. by Off Center Dance and choreographer Monteen-alyss Egbert. Dia de los Muertos is celebrated in much of Latin America on Friday, Nov. 2, when families gather in cemeteries and in the streets to commune with dead loved ones by dining, dancing and playing music at grave sites amid skeleton efﬁgies and parades. On Nov. 2, ISHM will host a party with food, music and activities for children, including a traditional graveyard celebration at The Idaho State Historical Museum will be far from dead Thursday, Nov. 1 and Friday, Nov. 2. Pioneer Cemetery and a parade of calaveras (people in skeleton costumes) that will make a short circuit around downtown. pieces are traditional, while others aren’t—one said. The Guatemalan kite tradition has its roots When Schachtell moved to Idaho in 1974, artist made 4,000 paper altars as part of his in a local legend: The villagers, seeking to she was shocked at the coverage Mexicanspeak with their dead, consulted two wise men project and another built an altar with heavy Americans received in the media. As a Latina use of neon lighting. on how to frighten away evil spirits that may and parent of two, Schachtell worried about Dia de los Muertos festivities will extend follow the righteous spirits out of heaven. The explaining stereotypes and discrimination to wise men replied that the villagers should build beyond the museum itself. The parade of her children. calaveras, organized by Celeste Bolin, will kites to frighten the evil spirits for two days, “It seemed to me that when I opened the take place on Friday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m. Atand burn the kites on the second day, Dia de tendees are encouraged to dress as skeletons newspaper, they were focusing on the negalos Muertos. tive,” she said. for the parade. The museum display will include between She has tried to reverse these stereotypes And at the Pioneer Cemetery at 4:30 p.m., 300 and 400 small kites designed and built by by seeking Mexican-American role models, there will also be a 400 fourth- through working closely with the Hispanic Cultural traditional graveside sixth-grade students at Day of the Dead dance performance, Thursday, Center and the Boise City Department of Arts ceremony honorseven schools across Nov. 1, 5:30 and 7 p.m.; Day of the Dead and History to give a greater voice to Boise’s ing the life of Jesus the Treasure Valley. Celebration, Friday, Nov. 2, 5-9 p.m. Hispanic community. Urquides, an early There will also be a IDAHO STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM This is the third year that people will gather Boise businessman, larger kite, built by 610 N. Julia Davis Drive at Urquides’ grave in Pioneer Cemetery, and whom Ana Maria museum staff, which 208-334-2120 the ceremony will include food, music and Schachtell, organizer will serve as the cenhistory.idaho.gov dancing, as well as storytelling by historian of the event, calls a terpiece of the display. Max Delgado. Mexican-American Kurt Zwolfer, Schachtell celebrates Dia de los Muertos at role model. education specialist at ISHM, has spent weeks home by building her own altar, decorating it Born in Sonora, Mexico, Urquides became constructing it. Built from bits of colored tiswith paper ﬂowers and skulls. a Boise icon during his time as a mule packer sue paper arranged in an intricate pattern, it’s “The skull is reminding you of your life. It’s transporting food and other supplies to Idaho delicate. And at 12 feet across, it’s huge. not meant to scare you,” she said. gold miners during the 1860s, risking his life Zwolfer has been active in developing the Though the Day of the Dead involves bright on the perilous trails and roads leading to museum’s Dia de los Muertos exhibits for costumes, candy and imagery associated with Idaho’s boomtowns. He died in 1928. three years, and has helped give the holiday a death, it’s anything but Halloween. For miners, he was an important connecdistinctly Boise ﬂavor. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
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1ST THURSDAY/LISTINGS East Side BASQUE MARKET—Enjoy wine, sangria, croquetas and lamb sliders, along with seafood, chicken and chorizo paella. 4 p.m. 608 W. Grove St., 208-433-1208, thebasquemarket.com. BASQUE MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER—Enjoy free gallery 1 tours for the exhibit Hidden In Plain Sight: The Basques, and tours of the Jacobs/Uberuaga House every half hour from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Basque music jam session will feature local
musicians playing lively tunes. 6:30 p.m. 611 Grove St., 208-343-2671, basquemuseum.com. BOISE ART GLASS—Make your 2 own ornaments for $40 per 30-minute session, or watch artist demos while enjoying snacks. 5-11 p.m. 530 W. Myrtle St., 208-3451825, boiseartglass.com.
BRICOLAGE—Catch the launch of the Healthy Dozen calendar, which features 12 Idaho artists each depicting a different food grown in the state. The original artwork will be on display at Bricolage through Novem-
ber, and calendars are available at idahosbounty.org. Proceeds go toward the promotion of Idaho-grown food. See Downtown News, Page 28. 5-8 p.m. 418 S. Sixth St., 208-345-3718, bricoshoppe.com. BUSINESS INTERIORS OF IDAHO— Drawing starts at 7 p.m. for Pink Chair rafﬂe. 176 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-384-5050.
THE COTTON CLUB—View holiday projects and quilts from a local quilt group. 106 N. Sixth, in the basement of the Old Pioneer Building, 208-345-5567, cottonclub.com.
THE DISTRICT COFFEE HOUSE— Have you ever wanted to try what they do on the TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? Try it out and have some family friendly fun with hosts Recycled Minds improv troupe. 8 p.m. 110 S. Fifth St., 208-343-1089, districtcoffeehouse.com. DRAGONFLY—Dragonﬂy is celebrating its 29th anniversary, and everything in the store is 20 percent off through Saturday, Nov. 10. Free margaritas from 5-9 p.m. on First Thursday. 414 W. Main St.,208-3389234.
FLYING M COFFEEHOUSE—View work by featured artist of the month John Padlo. See Downtown News, Page 28. 500 W. Idaho St., 208-345-4320, ﬂyingmcoffee.com.
GOLDY’S CORNER—Happy hour from 5-9 p.m., with 50 percent off beer and wine. View work from local artists. 625 W. Main St., 208433-3934, goldysbreakfastbistro.com. HIGH NOTE CAFE—Featuring $1 street tacos and $2 specialty mimosas. 225 N. Fifth St., 208429-1911. INDIE MADE—Local crafters and artists will 7 set up a pop-up shop in the Pioneer Building. 108 N. Sixth St. LE CAFE DE PARIS—Free wine tasting with the purchase of an appetizer. 204 N. Capitol Blvd., 208-336-0889, lecafedeparis.com.
MELTING POT—What goes better with art than wine and cheese? Enjoy all three with two glasses of wine and one cheese fondue $22. 200 N. Sixth St., 208-343-8800, meltingpot.com.
South Side EIGHTH STREET MARKETPLACE AT BODO— 9 Featuring work by artist-in-residence Mary Lantz. 404 S. Eighth St., Mercantile Building, 208-338-5212, 8thstreetmarketplace.com. BOISE ART MUSEUM—The museum will 10 be open until 9 p.m. for First Thursday. Studio Art Exploration is from 5-8 p.m. Make your own art inspired by Nick Cave Soundsuits. Art Talk will feature Thein Lam, curatorial assistant at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, at 5:30 p.m. 670 Julia Davis Drive, 208-345-8330, boiseartmuseum.org. THE COLE MARR GALLERY/COFFEE 11 HOUSE—Cole Marr Gallery and Coffeehouse. View the photography of naturalist David Marr. 6-9 p.m. 404 S. Eighth St., Ste. 134, 208-336-7630. FETTUCCINE FORUM—Fettuccine Forum presents Japanese Americans, Internment Camps and the Forgotten Bill of Rights by David Adler. 5 p.m. Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St., 208-381-0483, parklaneco.com/roseroom. FOOTHILLS SCHOOL OF ARTS AND 12 SCIENCES—Hosting a celebration of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). View studentmade traditional altars, decorated sugar skulls and paper masks. 618 S. Eighth St., 208-3319260. IDAPRO INDOOR GOLF—Play ProTee Golf Simulators on any of 85 courses or spend 30 minutes on the driving range. Free club rentals on First Thursday. $10. 333 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-3364653, idaproindoorgolf.com. IDAHO STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM— 13 Off Center Dance and choreographer Monteen-alyss Egbert have created a new piece inspired by the traditions of Dia de los Muertos and Mexican wives tales. This performance, by some of the valley’s best young and emerging artists, will happen twice at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. After watching the dance, explore the Dia de los Muertos altars throughout the museum. See First Thursday, Page 25. 5-9 p.m. Donation. 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, 208-334-2120, history.idaho.gov. JULIA DAVIS PARK—Meet at the Sacajawea monument at the Idaho State Historical Museum Plaza and explore Julia Davis Park on a selfguided walking tour, a bike tour or a guided History Walking Tour with a docent. 5:30 p.m. 700 S. Capitol Blvd.
LISK GALLERY—View small works by resident artists Mark and Jerri Lisk, Carl Rowe, and 12 other artists. 401 S. Eighth St., 208-342-3773, liskgallery.com. LUNATIC FRINGE SALON—Hosting a Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup workshop. 874 W. Broad St., 208-955-0400. NFINIT ART GALLERY—Check out works 15 by artists Dan Stoklasa and Cheri Chugg, along with the featured artist for November, Donna Bernstein, in celebration of Dia de los Muertos. Watch or participate as a human canvas in a live airbrush tattoo demonstration by artist Mark Baccay. Beer tasting by The Ram, and Mexican tapas. 5-9 p.m. 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 131.
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LISTINGS/1ST THURSDAY NORTHRUP BUILD16 ING—Featuring work from Abby Christensen, Pam Demo and Tyler Bush. First Thursday of every month. Eighth and Broad streets, second ﬂoor. PHILIP JAMES PAUL MITCHELL FOCUS SALON—Offering 50 percent off haircuts and 20 percent off retail for First Thursday. 521 S. Eighth St., 208-4090307, philipjames-paulmitchellfocussalon.com. QUE PASA—Check out 17 a selection of Mexican artwork including wall fountains, silver, Dia de los Muertos decor and cedar and leather sofas. 409 S. Eighth St., 208-3859018. R. GREY GALLERY 18 JEWELRY AND ART GLASS—Check out jewelry de-
Telaya Wine Company. 5-9 p.m. 415 S. Eighth St., 208-3859337, rgreygallery.com. RENEWAL CONSIGN19 MENT HOMEWARES— Featuring work by Tuong Anh Ens. First Thursday of every month. 517 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-338-5444. SNAKE RIVER WINERY—Sample Snake River’s new port or hot spiced wine. 786 W. Broad St., 208-345-9463. SOLID—Enjoy live music from Robert Wissinger, free appetizers, wine tasting from Holsinsky Winery and art from Conrad Gardner. Followed by Last Call Trivia at 8 p.m. See Downtown News, Page 28. 405 S. Eighth St., 208-345-6620, solidboise. com.
signs by artists Alex Sepkus and Sarah Graham. Wine tastings by
ART WALK Locations featuring artists
VAN DYCK FRAME DE20 SIGN—Group exhibition on First Thursday. 733 Broad St., 208-336-3454.
Central THE 805 IDAHO BUILDING—TypePlace Project. 21 Check out an art exhibit in the basement featuring an international exchange between Boise State University and the University of Applied Arts and Sciences in Hidelsheim, Germany. 6-9 p.m. 805 W. Idaho St., Boise. AMERICAN CLOTHING GALLERY—Featuring 22 Trunk Show by Old Gringo with goatskin boot ﬁtting by Buzz Hammond. View art by Jamie Brewer and Diane McCoy. Music by Joshua Tree. 100 N. Eighth St., Ste. 121A, 208-433-0872, americanclothinggallery.com. ARTISAN OPTICS—Featuring Face a Face trunk show and music by Robert James. 190 N. Eighth St., 208-338-0500, artisanoptics.com. THE ART OF WARD 23 HOOPER GALLERY— Open for First Thursday. 5-8:30 p.m. 745 W. Idaho St., 208-8664627, wardhooper.com. BITTERCREEK ALE HOUSE— Pumpkin party, including pumpkin-themed food and beer for First Thursday. 246 N. Eighth St., 208-345-1813, bcrﬂ.com/ bittercreek. CHOCOLAT BAR—Enjoy autumnthemed sweets with beer by TableRock Brewery. 805 W. Bannock St., 208-338-7771, thechocolatbar.com. CITY PEANUT SHOP—Hosting beer and nut pairing. 803 W. Bannock St., 208-433-3931. D.L. EVANS BANK—Cele24 brate Nonproﬁt Awareness Month with local artists, hors d’oevures and wine tasting. 5-8 p.m. 213 N. Ninth St., 208-3311399. HEIRLOOM DANCE STUDIO— Presenting Insert Foot Theatre improv comedy troupe. 8 p.m. $5. 765 Idaho St., 208-8716352, heirloomdancestudio.com. IDAHO POSTER AND 25 LETTERPRESS—Antique wood signs and posters on display. 280 N. Eighth St., Ste. 118, 208-761-9538. MCU SPORTS—House of Pain open house kicking off winter cycling workout season. Check out ski and snowboard clothing. 822 W. Jefferson St., 208-3427734, mcusports.com.
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THE PRESS—Featuring 26 photographs by Brent Jensen and wine tasting. 212 N. Ninth St., Ste. B, 208-336-9577 REDISCOVERED BOOKS—Open for First Thursday, featuring A.K. Turner. 180 N. Eighth St., 208376-4229, rdbooks.org. SAGE YOGA AND WELL27 NESS—Hosting mandala paintings by Uma Mulnick and fall collection of perfume by Caitlyn Davies. Wine tastings by Indian Creek Winery. Music during Vinyasa Yoga by Jessica Dean and Aaron Maynard from 5:30-7 p.m. 242 N. Eighth St., Ste. 200, 208-338-5430, sageyogaboise.com.
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SEE JANE RUN—Stop in for champagne, a bite of chocolate and 20 percent off every item in the store. 814 W. Idaho St., 208338-5263, seejanerun.com. SUPERB SUSHI—Enjoy wine tasting and smoked salmon sampling. 6-8 p.m. 208 N. Eighth St., 208-385-0123, superbsushidowntown.com. THOMAS HAMMER— 28 Featuring watercolor paintings by Bonnie Russell-Lee. 298 N. Eighth St., 208-4338004, hammercoffee.com.
West Side THE ALASKA CENTER— 29 Featuring Desertscapes: After the Fires, by Chi-E-Shenam Westin; Panoramic Idaho by Eric Obendorf; Allan and Connie Ansell’s work; and handmade quilts and tablecloths. 5-9 p.m. 1020 Main St., Boise. ART SOURCE GAL30 LERY—Featuring music by Lee Penn Sky of the Whiskey Apostles, wine from Indian Creek Winery and hors d’oeuvres. 5-9 p.m. 1015 W. Main St., 208331-3374, artsourcegallery.com. BASEMENT GALLERY— 31 Jim Budde’s ceramic sculptures combine caricatures of political candidates shown alongside a series of works based on panhandling cardboard signs. 928 W. Main St., 208333-0309. BEN & JERRY’S SCOOP SHOP—Enjoy $1 scoops in cups or cones. 103 N. 10th St., 208342-1992, benjerry.com. GALLERY 601—Featur32 ing art by Rodney White. 211 N. 10th St., 208-336-5899, gallery601.com. THE GALLERY AT THE 33 LINEN BUILDING—View a new show by Michael Chambers, Dave Thomas and Ed Anderson. See Downtown News, this page. 5-9 p.m. 1402 W. Grove St., 208-385-0111, thelinenbuilding. com. THE HUDDLE—Celebrate football season with $2 local beers, $4 wine and 50-cent wings. 205 N. 10th St., Ste. 110, 208-3385454. MULLIGAN’S BAR—Happy hour all First Thursday: $1 drafts and wells, and half off appetizers. 1009 W. Main St., 208-3366998. OWYHEE PLAZA HOTEL—Enjoy fall samples, a free photo booth, music by Rebecca Scott and more with Cake Ballers and Eye Candy Event Design. 1109 Main St., 208-343-4611, owyheeplaza.com. RADIO BOISE—Check out the last day of the Radiothon fall fundraiser with beer and snacks. 1020 W. Main St., Alaska Building, Ste. 200, 208-424-8166, radioboise.org. THE RECORD EX34 CHANGE—Live music by Bill Coffey and His Cash Money Cousins. Free beer by Stone Brewing Co., Useful Glassworks glassware sale and rafﬂe prizes. See Downtown News, this page. 1105 W. Idaho St., 208-3448010, therecordexchange.com.
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Meatbag is artists Conrad Garner and Cale Cathey.
HEALTHY DOZENS AND MEATBAGS On First Thursday, Nov. 1, Bricolage will celebrate the colorful cornucopia produced by Idaho’s farms. Each month, the 2013 Healthy Dozen calendar features an artistic rendition of Idaho’s crops. For every month a local artist has created a representation of seasonal fruits and veggies. Organized by the nonproﬁt food producers’ co-op Idaho’s Bounty, the calendar includes artists Kate Masterson, Julia Green, Bingo Barnes, Juliana McLenna, Amy Westover, Nick Stelma, Ginny Blakeslee Breen, Noel Weber, Jocelyn Robertson, Grant Olsen, Chelsea Snow and Poo Write-Pullman. The 2013 originals will be sold through a silent auction conducted on Facebook, which ends at Bricolage Thursday at 9 p.m. High bidders will take home the immortalized foodstuffs, and proceeds beneﬁt the Treasure Valley Food Coalition and Idaho’s Bounty. At Flying M Coffeehouse, veggies give way to artist John Padlo’s gleaming jelly beans. His oils feature a bright world of childhood icons where classic toys meet name-brand sweets. “The Settlement” depicts a suited, stark-white ﬁgurine assassinating a piece of Dubble Bubble with a pistol. “Ever since I can remember, I have always been drawn to primary colors,” Padlo wrote on his website. A selection of his nostalgic portraits will festoon the coffeeshop’s walls through November. Nearby at The Record Exchange, arts will combine with booze at a shindig organized to promote local nonproﬁt Usful Glassworks, formerly Sustainable Futures. There will be free brews from Stone Brewing Company and live music by Bill Coffey and His Cash Money Cousins beginning at 6 p.m. Usful Glassworks will offer specials on hand-painted glassware made from recycled Stone bottles. In addition, the bottles served that evening can be donated to Usful Glassworks after visitors empty them of their alcoholic contents. Moving from liquid libations to Solid, artists Conrad Garner and Cale Cathey will present a new series of work at Solid under the group name Meatbag. Garner said the series is loosely deﬁned, comprised of drawings, illustrations and paintings on subjects that vary from cartoonish characters to more realistic portraits of Vincent Price, Alfred Hitchcock and Elvira. A forthcoming Meatbag series will have a more focused theme, Garner added. —Andrew Crisp WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
8 DAYS OUT 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.
SATURDAY NOV. 3 Festivals & Events
TIGERS BE STILL—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $10-$15. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, bctheater.org.
THE FARMSTEAD 2012—See Wednesday. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. The Farmstead, 1020 S. Rackham Way, Meridian, 208-922-5678, farmsteadfestival.com.
THE WOMAN IN BLACK—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $10-$30. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122, companyoffools.org.
P.E.O. HOLIDAY BAZAAR—Featuring great gifts, homemade foods and handmade crafts. Proceeds benefit educational opportunities for women. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. St. Michael’s Episcopal Cathedral, 518 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-342-5601.
Food & Drink DINE OUT DOWNTOWN BOISE RESTAURANT WEEK—Indulge your palate during downtown Boise’s restaurant week. Fourteen downtown restaurants will provide delightful pairings and exceptional values from special prix fixe menus. $10-$30. downtownboise.org.
WINTRY MARKET—Upscale and inventive indie art/craft show featuring items produced using traditional art/craft methods. There will be diverse crowd of vendors with affordable handmade goods. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Two locations: Creative Access Arts Center, 500 S. Eighth St., Boise; and Sage International School, 457 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-343-7243, sageinternationalschool.org.
Workshops & Classes GENEALOGY: FIND YOUR FAMILY—Find out about your ancestors and learn how to create an organized compilation of your roots. 10:15 a.m. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4200, boisepubliclibrary.org.
On Stage AMADEUS BY PETER SHAFFER—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $9$12. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, boiselittletheater.org.
Literature LIT FOR LUNCH—Book discussions are FREE and open to the public. No reservations required. November: Jack Maggs by Peter Carey. For more information, contact Boise State English Professor Cheryl Hindrichs, firstname.lastname@example.org. 12:10-1 p.m. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-3844200, boisepubliclibrary.org.
Bishop Kelly High School, 7009 W. Franklin Road, Boise, 208375-6010, bk.org. EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $10 adv., $15 door. Idaho Outdoor Association Hall, 3401 Brazil St., Boise, daisysmadhouse.org. LIQUID LAUGHS: RYAN WINGFIELD—See Thursday. 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.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. TIGERS BE STILL—See Wednesday. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. $10-$15. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-3319224, bctheater.org. THE WOMAN IN BLACK—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $10-30. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122, companyoffools.org.
Food & Drink DINE OUT DOWNTOWN BOISE RESTAURANT WEEK—See Friday. $10-$30. downtownboise. org.
BALLET IDAHO’S SERENADE—See Friday. 2 p.m. $52.86. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1609, mc.boisestate. edu.
LINDA HAMILTON—Featuring multimedia art, including painting, drawing, sculpture and film. 6-9 p.m. FREE. Black Hunger Gallery, 2606 Breneman St., Boise, blackhunger.com.
COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: B.T.—See Thursday. 7 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-906-0658, varsitypubmeridian.com.
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE— See Thursday. 7 p.m. $5-$6.
RETHINKING IDAHO LANDSCAPES—This horticultural symposium features regional experts who will dole out information and examples about gardening in Idaho. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $40, $35 IBG members. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.
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SUNDAY NOV. 4 Festivals & Events FIFTH ANNUAL BOISE RECORD SHOW AND SWAP—Party will include DJs, dancing, visual projections and a costume contest. Vinyl record swap following. See vpsidaho.org for more info. See Picks, Page 21. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5, FREE VPS members. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111, thelinenbuilding. com. WINTRY MARKET—See Saturday. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Two locations: Creative Access Arts Center, 500 S. Eighth St., Boise; and Sage International School, 457 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-343-7243, sageinternationalschool.org. Overheard something Eye-spy worthy? E-mail email@example.com
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All Venues. All Shows. Boise.
Food & Drink
Talks & Lectures
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE— See Thursday. 2 p.m. $5-$6. Bishop Kelly High School, 7009 W. Franklin Road, Boise, 208375-6010, bk.org.
DINE OUT DOWNTOWN BOISE RESTAURANT WEEK—See Friday. $10-$30.downtownboise.org.
LIQUID LAUGHS: RYAN WINGFIELD—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.
Workshops & Classes
CONTINUING EDUCATION: FOOD AS MEDICINE—Jennifer Games from Acupuncture West will discuss the principles of traditional Chinese medicine. Pre-registration required. 6:30 p.m. $20, $15 IBG members. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.
ALL WRITE—See Tuesday. 6-10 p.m. $100-$300. Stevens-Henager College, 1444 S. Entertainment Ave., Boise, 800-294-9192, stevenshenager.edu.
Food & Drink DINE OUT DOWNTOWN BOISE RESTAURANT WEEK—See Friday. $10-$30.downtownboise. org.
MONDAY NOV. 5 Food & Drink DINE OUT DOWNTOWN BOISE RESTAURANT WEEK—See Friday. $10-$30.downtownboise. org.
Literature READINGS AND CONVERSATIONS: ABRAHAM VERGHESE—The physician, Stanford University School of Medicine professor and bestselling author will read from his work. See Picks, Page 21. 7:30 p.m. $37.25-$58.50. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1609, mc.boisestate. edu.
TUESDAY NOV. 6 Food & Drink DINE OUT DOWNTOWN BOISE RESTAURANT WEEK—See Friday. $10-$30.downtownboise. org.
Workshops & Classes
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ALL WRITE—Join novelist and screenwriter Michaelbrent Collings for All Write. Everything from poetry to novels to screenplays will be taught by professional writers. 6-10 p.m. $100-$300. Stevens-Henager College, 1444 S. Entertainment Ave., Boise, 800-294-9192, stevenshenager. edu.
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TIGERS BE STILL—See Wednesday, Oct. 31. 8 p.m. $10-$15. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-3319224, bctheater.org.
REVIEW/LIT PRECIOUS BY KELLY BROICH Boise’s Kelly Broich is best known—if he’s known at all—for his deliciously bizarre short films that are metaphorical cultural critiques shot with all the brightly colored creeping insanity of the music video for “Black Hole Sun” by Soundgarden. But for his latest project, Broich chose a different medium: a paperback book he titled Precious. The short novel follows the misadventures of Caleb Stevenson, a man still living at home in his 40s, as he is tasked with hunting down and killing a coyote that killed his mother’s cat. Why? Because, thanks to his mom’s grief-stricken viewing of Christian TV, she has become sure that the coyote is possessed by demons. Though Broich has abandoned the camera for the page, he has not abandoned his taste for absurd stories that paint American culture as a cartoonish gravity well for the spirit. Precious has all the graphic content, nihilism, demonization of media and religion of Broich’s films. Obviously, the book is to taste. The God-fearing set, for example, would likely find it as insulting as Broich clearly finds the concept of fearing God. But those looking for strict rather than interpretative realism might also take issue. Beyond its content, Precious feels somewhat unbalanced. What begins as a painfully awkward slice of life turns into an absurdist adventure, then a coming-of-age story for a man in his 40s, before resolving as the story of a man driven to the edge. But what holds the reader is the incredibly strange world that Broich crafts. Stevenson’s neighbor Margine gives him sincere and cringeworthy sexual instructions that include “take your time, read my vagina’s mind,” and the book resolves with Caleb dressed as a hockey mascot and wielding a samurai sword. Precious is not a perfect book. But it is a very strange one that builds on the ideas Broich has explored in his films and expands them into a more developed examination of the toxicity of American culture. —Josh Gross WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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BUTCHER HOLLER, NOV. 2, PENGILLY’S Loretta Lynn’s “Fist City” is one of the best burns ever penned, wrapped in the innocuous crocheted shawl of a late-’60s country ditty. “You’ve been makin’ your brags around town / that you’ve been a lovin’ my man,” Lynn lilts. “But the man I love, when he picks up trash / he puts it in a garbage can.” And just like the lovely Lynn can diss a bitch with a smile on her face and not a hair out of place, contemporary country doll Eilen Jewell also knows how to channel that sweetly snarling spirit. In 2010, Jewell released an entire album of Lynn covers under the name Butcher Holler. In addition to a less venomous but still fantastic cover of “Fist City,” Jewell also imbues Lynn classics like “Deep As Your Pocket” and “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)” with her signature butter-smooth country sound. You can catch Jewell and her band performing as Butcher Holler at a rare small venue, Pengilly’s Saloon, Friday, Nov. 2. —Tara Morgan 9 p.m., FREE. Pengilly’s, 513 W. Main St., 208-345-6344.
RYAN WISSINGER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid STEVE EATON AND PHIL GARONZIK—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
DEMONI—With Amanofaction, Teton Avenue and Marshall Poole. 8 p.m. $5. Crux
THURSDAY NOV. 1
GAYLE CHAPMAN—5:30 p.m. FREE. Bar 365
BLUE OCTOBER—8 p.m. $25$65. Knitting Factor y
HILLFOLK NOIR—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
BUDDY AND THE BB’S—6 p.m. FREE. Shor ty’s
JIM FISHWILD—6 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow
FREE. Buffalo Club WAYNE COYLE—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge
FRIDAY NOV. 2
THE NEW TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper RISE OF THE UNDERGROUND—With Ripchain, Authmentis, Gypsy Saints and Fallen Idols. 8 p.m. $6. Knitting Factor y ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s
ANDREW CORTENS—6 p.m. FREE. Berr yhill
RYAN WISSINGER—9 p.m. FREE. Solid
AUDIO MEDICS—9 p.m. FREE. Red Room
THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. $5. Buffalo Club
BAND OF BUSKERS—8 p.m. FREE. Crux
SCOTT PEMBERTON TRIO—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s
DAVID BAZAN—With Stagnant Pools. 7 p.m. $12 adv., $15 door. Neurolux
BUDDY AND THE BB’S—6 p.m. FREE. Shor ty’s
TALKDEMONIC—With Mwahaha and Le Fleur. 8 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. VAC
THE DUCK CLUB PRESENTS MR. GNOME—With Finn Riggins and The Gunfighters. 8 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Red Room
BUTCHER HOLLER— See Listen Here, this page. 9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
TOADIES—With Helmet and Ume. 8 p.m. $19.50-$39.50. Revolution
EILEN JEWELL BAND—9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
DUCHESS DOWN THE WELL— 10 p.m. $5. Reef
WORKING DJS—10 p.m. $3. Grainey’s Basement
KEN HARRIS AND RICO WEISMAN—6 p.m. FREE. Berr yhill
GAYLE CHAPMAN—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid
THE NEW TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper
JOHN CAZAN—5 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel
PIRANHAS—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s
JOHN JONES—5:30 p.m. FREE. Bar 365
ROBERT JAMES—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid
JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye
THE NEW TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper
SALLY TIBBS AND KEVIN KIRK—5:30 p.m. FREE. Bar 365
KYLE CHRISTENSEN—7 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s
PAUL DRAGONE—6 p.m. FREE. Shangri-La
THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m.
LOOSE CHANGE—9 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle
JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s JUNKYARD BANDSTAND—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s KATIE MORELL—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown KYLER EAMON—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian LARRY CONKLIN—10:30 a.m. FREE. Shangri-La MONSTERS OF METAL—Featuring After Death, Rise of the Fallen and Kr ystos. 9 p.m. FREE. New Frontier
SATURDAY NOV. 3 1964—8:30 p.m. $95-$150. Shore Lodge BAND OF BUSKERS—8 p.m. FREE. Burger Belly DUCK CLUB PRESENTS SERA CAHOONE—With The Parson Redheads and Deser t Noises. 8 p.m. $10 adv., $12 door. VAC
Ber ryh i ll &
John Berryhill’s 12th Annual
Wine Sale! First Thursday, Nov. 1st, 4-9pm By the Case, Mixed Cases Free Wine Tasting with Sommeliers Plan b Lounge’s ViP Tasting
Berryhill & Co. Restaurant · Bar 121 N. 9th, Downtown Boise
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GUIDE/LISTEN HERE GUIDE GAYLE CHAPMAN—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid
BLOWFLY—With Shades and Velvet Hook and the Dagger Ladies. See Listen Here, this page. 8 p.m. $7 adv., $10 door. Red Room
GHOST OF SPRING—With Austin Clark. 8 p.m. $TBD. Crux
JASON BUCKALEW—10:15 a.m. FREE. Berr yhill
THE NEW TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper
JOHNNY SHOES—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid
NUDE OIL—With Piranhas, Jerkwadz and Acrotamoans. 8 p.m. $TBD. Red Room
KEVIN KIRK—9:30 a.m. FREE. Bar 365
JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
LARRY CONKLIN—6 p.m. FREE. Lulu’s
LARRY CONKLIN—11:30 a.m. FREE. Moon’s
NORMANDIE WILSON—8 p.m. FREE. High Note Cafe
NED EVETT—8 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel
PAT RICE—1:30 p.m. FREE. Solid
RADIO BOISE TUESDAY—Featuring San Francesca with First Borns and Iconoplasty. 7 p.m. $5. Neurolux
SWINGIN’ WITH ELLIE SHAW—5:30 p.m. FREE. Bar 365
ERIC GRAE—6 p.m. FREE. Berr yhill
POOR MOON—With Crushed Out. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s RYAN WISSINGER—9 p.m. FREE. Solid SALLY TIBBS AND KEVIN KIRK—5:30 p.m. FREE. Bar 365 THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. $5. Buffalo Club
SCOTT PEMBERTON TRIO—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s
PUNK MONDAY—8 p.m. $3. Liquid
WORKING DJS—10 p.m. $3. Grainey’s Basement
RILEY FRIEDMAN—6 p.m. FREE. Lulu’s
SUNDAY NOV. 4 B3 SIDE—8 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s BEN BURDICK—Noon. FREE. Grape Escape
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SWINGIN’ WITH ELLIE SHAW—5:30 p.m. FREE. Bar 365 TRAVIS WARD—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid
TUESDAY NOV. 6
BURLEY GRIMES—9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
BARBARA LAING—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid
COLT FORD—With J.J. Lawhorn. 8:30 p.m. $18-$45. Knitting Factor y
CHILD BITE—9 p.m. $3. Red Room
WEDNESDAY NOV. 7 BAND OF BUSKERS—6 p.m. FREE. Lulu’s
DUCK CLUB PRESENTS TYPHOON—With Laura Gibson and Lost Lander. 8 p.m. $10 adv., $12 door. VAC GAYLE CHAPMAN—5:30 p.m. FREE. Bar 365 JIM FISHWILD—6 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow LARRY CONKLIN—10:30 a.m. FREE. Shangri-La PAUL DRAGONE—6 p.m. FREE. Shangri-La THE PORK TORTA—With The Hand. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux THE POTENT BLENDS TOUR— Featuring Emaculent, X-Kid, Willie Joe and Unique. 9 p.m. $3. Fatty’s RYAN WISSINGER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid STEVE EATON AND PHIL GARONZIK—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
BEN BURDICK—6 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle
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BLOWFLY, NOV. 4, RED ROOM There are a lot of good reasons to see dirty rap artist Blowfly at Red Room Sunday, Nov. 4. Let’s start with the fact that he’s an underground legend whose satirical raps, outrageous personality and wickedly funky tracks were a major influence on bands like Public Enemy, Dead Kennedys and Fishbone. Then there’s the list of hit songs he wrote and produced for KC and the Sunshine Band and Sam and Dave. Or the claim that, with albums dating back to the ’60s—long before New York DJs got hip to the amelodic, polyrhythmic vocal style—he may actually be the first rapper. Not to mention he’s a wildly entertaining personality, whose sexual depravity and bizarrely confrontational comedic style know no bounds. But here’s the best reason to see Blowfly: With all due respect to the potty-mouthed legend, the dude is old as shit and you might not get another chance. —Josh Gross With Shades and Velvet Hook and the Dagger Ladies, 8 p.m., $7 adv., $10 door. Red Room, 1519 W. Main St., redroomboise. com.
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CANDIDATE MATCHUP Pair the politician with his or her artistic pursuit
If politicians have dabbled in the arts before running for office, their artistic lives can often overshadow their stated positions in people’s assessments of them as candidates. Anyone who remembers the extended Terminator vs. Kindergarten Cop debate when Arnold Schwarzenegger ran for governor of California knows what we mean. So while Idaho candidates are hard at work trying to win you over with their arguments, we here at Boise Weekly know that most people are judging them on far more arbitrary issues. Keeping that in mind, here are a series of wild, likely untrue assumptions based on the candidates’ actual artistic lives that you can use to better vote from the hip.
A As someone who works with refugees who make traditional handmade textiles, we should expect this candidate to support hands-on education policies.
E As a competitive slam poet who represented Idaho at the National Slam Poetry competition, we should expect this candidate’s speeches from the floor of Congress to include more hand gestures, cultural metaphors and witty zingers than substantive stands on human rights.
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1 MIKE SIMPSON, Republican incumbent and can-
Senate District 16, and supporter of the Luna Laws.
didate for U.S. House of Representatives District 2.
6 CHERIE BUCKNER-WEBB, Democratic incum2 PAUL NELSON O’LEARY, Tea Party Republican candidate for State Senate District 19, who is running on a platform of limiting spending and taxes.
3 CHUCK WINDER, Republican incumbent and candidate for State Senate District 20, and sponsor of Idaho’s failed mandatory ultrasound bill.
4 NICOLE LEFAVOUR, Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives District 2, and sponsor of Idaho’s failed Add the Words legislation.
bent and candidate for State Senate District 19, who appeared on MSNBC to argue against Idaho’s proposed mandatory ultrasound bill.
7 LES BOCK, Democratic incumbent and candidate for State Senate District 16, who posted his responses to the AARP questionnaire on his website.
8 JAMES MACE, Democratic candidate for State
Senate District 20, who ran as a write-in when he found out that Chuck Winder was running unopposed.
5 JOAN CLOONAN, Republican candidate for State
B This candidate enjoys hobbies like fly fishing and playing golf, so we should expect his policies to be just as low key and noncontroversial.
F As the author of the Soldier of Rome series of historical fiction novels, we can expect this candidate to put on a toga when appearing in committee and push for policies fully in line with the Vatican.
C As the voice behind the gospel album By His Grace, this candidate might seem likely to side with evangelicals in opposing all pro-choice legislation.
G As a longtime landscape painter whose work is on display at a few professional offices around Boise, we can expect this candidate to support the Environmental Protection Agency and measures to preserve the natural beauty of his preferred subject.
D As a Boise Weekly cover artist, we can expect this candidate’s policies to be focused on helping young creatives first and foremost.
H As someone who has been photographed in American Revolution-era fashions, this candidate is likely to support arts funding to ensure Idaho theaters have good costume departments.
ANSWERS: 1-G, 2-H, 3-B, 4-E, 5-A, 6-C, 7-D, 8-F
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UNCOMMON BEDFELLOWS Hollywood and politics GEORGE PRENTICE Where are you, Jimmy Smits, when we need you most? In the final two seasons of the West Wing—television’s most endearing realization of the American presidency—Smits starred in a storyline asking viewers to believe that a little-known minority candidate could survive the farce that comprises the presidential primary season and emerge victorious against a moderate Republican in a grueling race for the White House. Lest we forget, the improbable story of minority Congressman Matt Santos (Smits) was introduced in 2005. Watching it today provides clarvoyant insight. In fact, West Wing scribe Eli Attie reportedly modeled some of the Santos character on a littleknown senator from Illinois named Barack Obama. Smits was only one of a long line of American actors who have excelled in Hollywood’s trickiest but richest genre: politics. Smits’ West Wing co-star Martin Sheen, playing Santos’ fictional predecessor President Jed Bartlett, set the 21st century standard as a liberal pragmatist who bullied and/or compromised Congressional foes each week, saving America from the brink of disaster within a neat 60 minutes. West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin spun the Bartlett character as a variation of his own big-screen creation, President Andrew Shepherd, played by Michael Douglas in The American President (Sheen played Shepherd’s Chief of Staff). Most political movies fall under one of two themes: a) wouldn’t it be nice if this guy were our leader? Or b) how in God’s name do we survive this shitstorm of corruption? Not unexpectedly, the latter almost always makes better drama.
CASABLANCA—The folks at Boise Classic Movies will present the film Casablanca, which was selected by voters. Visit boiseclassicmovies.com for tickets and more info. Thurday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m. $9 adv., $11 door. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, egyptiantheatre.net. EVIL WINE INVASION: TREASURE OF LONG GONE JOHN—This film is the directorial debut of Los Angeles filmmaker Greg Gibbs. Monday, Nov. 5, 8 p.m. FREE. The Red Room Tavern, 1519 W. Main St., Boise, 208-331-0956, redroomboise.com. GIRLS IN THE BAND—Treasure Valley Community Television and The Flicks present the screening of this documentary about female jazz and big band artists from the late 1930s-present. Part of the Great Docs and Great Talks series. Visit tvctvonline.org for more info. Sunday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m. $15. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208342-4222, theflicksboise.com.
We take a look back at Hollywood’s most memorable Commanders-in-Chief.
The 1930s were defined by nice guys like Jimmy Stewart’s Mr. Smith, who went to Washington to save the day from demagoguery. 1949’s All the King’s Men is the fictionalized version of Louisiana Gov. Huey Long, which, at its heart, warns of American fascism. The early 1960s gave us The Best Man and Advise and Consent—both starring Henry Fonda—revealing politics as an ugly blood sport requiring its combatants to traverse gauntlets of innuendo and scandal. 1970s political films were defined, in large part, by Robert Redford starring as a naive U.S. Senate hopeful in 1972’s The Candidate, and as Bob Woodward in 1976’s
All The President’s Men, which deconstructed the fall of Richard Nixon. Joan Allen starred as 2000’s The Contender, a vice presidential nominee who chooses not to defend herself against false sex scandal allegations. The expert script considers the value of holding on to integrity while clinging to political aspirations. But if you’re truly depressed by this year’s political silly season, please vote for 1993’s Dave (also one of my favorite all-time comedies), which reminds us how much the simplest of values are somehow absent from the West Wing. By the film’s conclusion, Dave restores harmony to Washington’s political balance. If it were only that simple.
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR UK ROCK SPECTACULAR—Andrew Lloyd Webber fans can enjoy this show, which stars Ben Forster, Tim Minchin and Melanie Chisholm. This version includes an historical retrospective, featuring interviews with past and present cast members. Tickets available at fathomevents.com. Thurday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. $18. Edwards Boise Downtown Stadium 9, 760 Broad St., Boise, 208-338-3821; Edwards Boise Stadium 22 and IMAX, 7701 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-377-9603; regmovies.com. MATCHSTICK MOVIE PREMIERE—Catch a ski flick after a pre-party at Helly Hansen from 7-8 p.m. Pre-party will feature discounts, drinks and appetizers. Tickets available in advance at the store. Friday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m. $13 adv., $15 door. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208345-0454, egyptiantheatre.net. SECOND ANNUAL SPROUT FILM FESTIVAL—Presented by The Arc Idaho, Sprout Film Festival showcases films about or starring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, who remain marginalized in the media. Sprout aims to raise its profile by showcasing works of all genres featuring this population. For more info, log onto thearcinc.org or see Picks, pages 20-21. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $8-$10. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, egyptiantheatre.net.
DVD/SCREEN BOISE’S FAVORITE DVD RENTALS THIS WEEK
—Source: Video Memories, 4504 Overland Road, Boise, 208-385-0113 FLIGHT—Denzel Washington plays a commerical airline pilot who pulls off a heroic feat. (R) Opens Friday, Nov. 2. Edwards 9, 12, 14. 22. INGENIOUS—Jeremy Renner stars with Dallas Roberts in this film that tells the true story of two Tuscon, Ariz., friends who strike it rich after a few decades of trying. (NR) Opens Friday, Nov. 2. The Flicks. THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS— Quentin Tarantino presents this flick starring Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu.(R) Opens Friday, Nov. 2. Edwards 9, 12, 14. 22.
1. ABRAHAM LINCOLN, VAMPIRE HUNTER First week in release.
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2. MAGIC MIKE First week in release.
3. PROMETHEUS Dropped from No. 1 spot on Oct. 24.
4. ROCK OF AGES Dropped from No. 3 spot on Oct. 24.
5. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD First week in release.
WRECK-IT RALPH—An arcade-hopping adventure story from director Rich Moore. (PG) Opens Friday, Nov. 2. Edwards 9, 12, 14, 22.
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VOTE FOR THESE ELECTION WIDGETS Events like Halloween, Christmas and the Super Bowl are usually celebrated with a swirl of apps. Why should Election Day be any different? Here are some of our favorite politics-in-yourpocket apps. Some are cool, some are wonky but all are useful. See Your Ballot is a Web-based app crafted by headcount.org and pollvault. com. Possibly the most utilitarian of them all, See Your Ballot asks for your address and displays the full slate of presidential candidates (and third-party candidates), statewide propositions and constitutional measures. It also allows you to build your own adviser teams from people or organizations you trust.
The New York Times’ Election 2012 app is available for iPhone and Android and offers an exhaustive library of polls, editorials and videos, along with the Times’ best-in-thebusiness coverage. Politwoops, another Web-based app, is a bit of fun, chronicling all the tweets that politicians wish they had never sent (and thought they had deleted). Ad Hawk, available for iPhone and Android, is a great little gadget that helps you identify who is behind those nasty political ads as they air. Hold your smartphone up to the TV or radio and Ad Hawk identifies that silly super PAC that’s clogging your entertainment pleasure. —George Prentice
SCREEN/TELEVISION REVOLUTION: THE APOCALYPSE OF DEAD BATTERIES You know a J.J. Abrams-produced show isn’t going to become the greatest thing since Lost when you see four-and-a-half words of warning appear on the screen: “Guest Starring C. Thomas Howell.” The word “starring” couldn’t be less accurate. For one thing, Howell isn’t much of a star, but also, he’s dead more than two minutes prior to his name appearing in the opening credits. But the premise of NBC’s Revolution is compelling. The show mostly takes place 15 years after all electricity—including batteries— just stops working. Lightning is still around, as well as electrostatic brain impulses—but the latter aren’t always evident, especially when characters say things like, “You should’ve killed me when you had the chance.” Or: “I’m looking for a biography of Joe Biden.” And lines like this don’t help, either: “Where are you going?” “Uh, this little place called Shut Up and Stay Here.” The show desperately wants to feel like Lost in terms of mystery and narrative technique, but that show was exquisitely literate and full of well-developed characters. Most characters on Revolution are annoying. It’s difficult to care what happens, for instance, to a kidnapped character who, essentially, is Justin
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Bogus Basin is throwing a Snow Ball.
SKI DREAMS That sonic boom you heard recently was apparently autumn shooting by, making room for what feels distinctly like winter—or at least something very close to it. With snow accumulating in the Foothills, it’s hard not to think about ski season, and it’s probably the reason hardcore skiers and boarders can be found drooling a lot lately. Sun Valley Resort, which got more than 8 inches of snow out of the ﬁrst storm of the season, has already set an opening date of Thursday, Nov. 22, otherwise known as Thanksgiving Day. The fact that Sun Valley has an extensive snow-making program pretty much guarantees a holiday opening, but that doesn’t make the fact that the slopes will be open in roughly three weeks any less exciting. Get more information on hours and lift prices at sunvalley.com. Brundage Mountain Resort in McCall received roughly 9 inches from the same storm, although the resort has not yet announced a planned opening date. According to a press release issued by the ski area, it needs at least 24 to 36 inches of snow before it can open. Brundage ofﬁcials are hoping for an early weekend opening sometime in November, with plans for daily operations beginning Friday, Dec. 14. The earliest Brundage has been able to open was Nov. 11, 1984. Visit brundage.com for more info. Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area is a bit further out from an opening day, although the few inches of snow it received were welcome, especially considering last season’s record late opening date. Alan Moore, Bogus general manager, said crews have already been busy clearing runs and doing maintenance on lifts and facilities. Winter visitors will reap the beneﬁts of several summer improvement projects, including the repaved surface of parking lot No. 1 and a new shuttle bus from that parking lot. “Bogus Basin will look a lot shinier,” he said. Boiseans can get a preview of what the Bogus crew has been up to at the Bogus Basin Snow Ball from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, on the Basque Block. As the reincarnation of 2011’s Louder for Powder event, the Snowball will include $1 beers, music by the David Andrews Band, and a chance to see what improvements have been made to Boise’s community ski area. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. Visit bogusbasin.org for more info.
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LAST-CHANCE TRAILS Mountain bike trails to hit before they’re buried ANDREW MENTZER The days are short and crisp, the overstimulating hubbub of summer has dissipated, and it is now time to look toward winter’s recreational offerings, right? Perhaps for some, but with the smoke and heat of 2012’s middle months, many Boiseans feel like Mother Nature cheated them out of thoroughly enjoying many of their favorite outdoor haunts. With surrounding wildﬁres now mostly extinguished, the window for recreation has opened wide. It’s time to dress down and saddle your fat-tired friend for some long hauls through the area’s rapidly changing foliage before the cold hand of winter tightens its grip. There’s nothing quite like a cool fall tour to clear your head before winter. Boise boasts some of the best mountain biking in the country, but many folks are privy to only a limited sample of Southwest Idaho’s numerous trail and two-track offerings. The Hulls Gulch, Military Reserve and Tablerock systems are the most popular; however, many lesser known rides exist within a stone’s throw of town. Some can even be done on a touring or cyclocross bike. Here are some excellent opportunities to get out and ride as the temperature drops— but always be aware of the shorter days and potential for inclement weather. Geographically centered between Avimor on Highway 55 and Bogus Basin lie myriad trails offering a whole different experience from the most popular trails. Getting up in the trees (and farther from town) particularly this time of year makes for more technical riding and more apparent wildlife. While many of these trails are part of my secret stash—I would be strung up if I were to share them in this forum—I can say that the riding around the back side of the
Bogus Basin Nordic Center is exceptional. Early season snow can make this area a bit hit or miss. Bogus’ wide-open two-track takes you around the resort’s lower points, with options to climb to the summit or descend to the Placerville neck of the woods if you want to venture farther north. If you head this way, be prepared for a very long ride home or have a shuttle extraction arranged in advance. On the east side of Bogus, adjacent to Deer Point, lies the bulk of the Boise Ridge Road, Eagleson Summit and several long descents to the more popular Ridge-to-River trails. From the Ridge Road, you can access Corrals, Hard Guy and Trail 4. If you elect to stick to the saddles all the way from Bogus to Aldape Summit, the predominantly coniferous cover opens up with many nice outcroppings of deciduous trees peppering in a few vibrant reds and yellows along the way. Take some time to appreciate some of the Treasure Valley’s best panoramic viewpoints. The Trail 4 system takes you down to Three Bears, Sidewinder or Lower Hulls Gulch —or you can hit the bomber ride down Eighth Street. Rocky Canyon Road also brings riders back to town expediently, with the additional option of peeling back onto the R2R system at the eastern fringe of Shane’s Loop. Look out for ATV users this far up the hill, and be sure to use proper trail etiquette on single track. Private property prohibits access from Aldape Summit to Lucky Peak (the actual peak), so if you want to try something new in the northeast hills, you will have to either befriend a rancher or head toward Harris Ranch and Highland Valley. Just before where the former Hilltop
Cafe/Kodiak Grill used to be lies Highland Valley Road. It is a dusty one-lane track to the treeline with a few nice options for exploration and incredible hilltop views. If you stick to the beaten path all the way to the summit, you will ﬁnd yourself at Lucky Peak and the Idaho Bird Observatory. During certain times of the year, you will be treated to thousands of songbirds, owls and hawks in their migrations. The ﬁve-mile trek is steep but well worth it for the view. If you are hesitant about a long, steep ride, about halfway up, the road forks and can take you back down toward Harris Ranch and a few shorter trails and tracks. The Idaho City area offers many excellent ride options as well. If you like dirt roads and want to make a day out of things, you can venture out Grimes Creek, Clear Creek, or head toward Placerville and Garden Valley. If you are a single-track ﬁend, check out the old Idaho City Excellent Adventure race course, which starts and ﬁnishes in town near the U.S. Forest Service airport. For longer weekend tours, you can’t go wrong with the Weiser River Trail, Silver City, the Hot Springs Country surrounding Garden Valley and Boiling Springs, or the South, Middle and North Forks of the Boise River between Atlanta, Mores Creek Summit and Anderson Ranch Dam. Always pick up a map before hitting the trail or road, and pack for ﬂats and mechanical failures, especially in the more remote locations. If going solo, always let someone know where you are heading and make sure you check the forecast and trail conditions before heading out.
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Events & Workshops ANUSARA YOGA MASTER CLASS—Partake in a two-hour Anusara master class or Anusara yoga workshop weekend led by master certiﬁed Anusara instructor Adam Ballenger. Twohour master class, Sunday, Nov. 4, 9-11 a.m. $25. Sage Yoga and Wellness, 242 N. Eighth St., Ste. 200, Boise, 208-338-5430, sageyogaboise.com; workshop weekend, Friday, Nov. 2, 6-8:30 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 3, 9:30 a.m.-noon and 3-5:30 p.m. $50/ session or $125/3 sessions. YMCA, 1050 W. State St., Boise, 208-344-5501, ymcaboise.org.
PONDEROSA STATE PARK CABINS For months, I had been creating my own little happy place— a mental escape of sorts where I could retreat whenever the stress of daily life threatened to overwhelm. This happy place was a cabin perched on the shore of a beautiful lake surrounded by trees. It had a porch where I could lounge in an Adirondack chair, sipping my morning coffee and look out on the little dock jutting into the lake. Sometimes, there was a canoe in the picture, but there was always quiet. Despite the sheer force of my imagination, budgetar y restraints kept my happy place from becoming a reality—at least until I discovered the deluxe cabins at Ponderosa State Park in McCall. OK, so the cabins aren’t completely isolated and there is no Adirondack chair or charming little dock, but the cabins are both an incredible value when it comes to a lakeside retreat and ﬁlled with the kinds of conveniences that make getting away from it all far easier than pitching a tent. Located just minutes from downtown McCall and next to the park’s visitors center, the cabins are a collection of four modular units that leave the vague impression of wooden boxcars. Situated on the edge of Payette Lake, the cabins each boast a full wall of windows and glass doors that look out over a small covered porch and onto the lake. The cabins are a study in efﬁcient use of space: a small pull-out couch and a dining table ﬁll the front of the cabin and ﬂows into a full kitchen that includes all the major appliances. A walk-though vanity sink area is ﬂanked by a shower and toilet area and leads into a bedroom in the back where there is a queen-sized bed. Above the kitchen (and up a very steep ﬂight of stairs) is a small sleeping loft with two twin beds. While there are some quirks (don’t ever tr y to stand up in the sleeping loft), the cabins are cozy, yet modern and clean and ﬁlled with little details like quilts in the bedroom and dishes in the kitchen, although the assor tment can be a little scattered. A ﬁfth cabin offers more room for visitors but does not have the lakefront location. All of the cabins have electric heat, which makes them perfect for off-season exploraPONDEROSA STATE tion of the McCall area. The PARK park has excellent access to 1920 N Davis Ave McCall, a vast system of Nordic trails 208-634-2164, parksandrecreation.idaho.gov during the winter and hiking/biking trails at other times of the year. And while it’s easy to cook meals in, restaurants are just minutes away. Better yet, the cabins cost between $75 and $150 per night, depending on the time of year. Reservations can ﬁll up fast for weekends and holidays, so it’s best to plan ahead if you, too, need a lakeside happy place on a budget. For more information and to make reservations, visit the Idaho State Parks and Recreation website at parksandrecreation.idaho.gov. —Deanna Darr WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
RED CROSS CPR/AED/FIRST AID CERTIFICATION COURSES—This course will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide basic care for breathing emergencies, provide CPR and use an AED for victims of sudden cardiac arrest. Passing participants will receive American Red Cross certiﬁcations. Register at the Rec Center website. Friday, Nov. 2, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Monday, Nov. 5, 6-9 p.m.; Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6-9 p.m. $50 CPR/AED, $10 ﬁrst aid. Boise State Rec Center, 1515 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-5641, 208-426-1131, rec.boisestate.edu. SKI AND SNOWBOARD SWAP—The 62nd annual swap is the place to be to get rid of old gear and pick up new (or new to you) stuff for the upcoming ski/snowboard season. See bbsef.org/swap for more info. See Picks, Page 20. Friday, Nov. 2, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, $5; Saturday, Nov. 3 and Sunday, Nov. 4, $3, FREE with canned food donation; kids younger than 11 get in FREE each day.
Register INSTRUCTIONAL FITNESS PROGRAMS—Boise State Recreation offers a variety of six-week programs. Register online through Friday, Nov. 2. Boise State Rec Center, 1515 University Drive, Boise, 208426-5641, 208-426-1131, rec. boisestate.edu. LIFE TIME TURKEY DAY 5K— Register at turkeyday-5k.com through Tuesday, Nov. 20, for this 5K fun run/walk/jog held Thursday, Nov. 22, in downtown Boise. Dress in Thanksgiving attire—the best costume wins a prize. Day-of registration costs $35 adults and $20 youth. Preregistered participants can pick up materials Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 3-6 p.m. at Thomas Hammer Coffee. Race starts at Main Street and Capitol Boulevard. Bring a nonperishable food item and receive an extra ticket for a rafﬂe. 8 a.m. $25 adults, $15 ages 17 and younger.
Recurring WEDNESDAY NIGHT DUMPLOOP—Riders meet at 1405 Main St., in the lot on the back side of the Linen Building. Drinks at the Modern Hotel and Bar to follow. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. FREE. Bob’s Bicycles, 6020 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-322-8042.
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Whips of cold air blasted in from the doors to Brewforia’s new Eagle location sending a rolling wave of chills down the backs of nearby bar patrons. These gusts would’ve been less noticeable had they been less frequent, but the specialty beer market and restaurant had already reached capacity at 7 p.m. on a Tuesday evening. And the bundled families and couples continued to pour in. Brewforia Eagle, which took over the old Baan Thai space, is obviously doing something right. The open, dark-wood room is decorated mostly with beer: Rows of coolers teeming You don’t need to be a rich boy to enjoy Brewforia Eagle’s soft shell crab po’boy. with rare and specialty suds line one wall, while cubbies of more craft brews adorn antoasted baguette, and a pile of smoked tomato pizza was topped with a refreshingly modest other. Though there’s only one TV in the main slices and capers teetered on top. The batter dining room and three smaller ones in the high blend of goat cheese, asiago and mozzarella, was seasoned well and had a fantastic crunch, table bar area, the spot still feels like something along with red onion slivers, beer-braised but the doughy bread and ample remoulade whole crimini mushrooms of a sports pub. But that has dripping out the sides made eating it a savagely (not the oyster listed on the more to do with the menu. messy, but delicious, undertaking. menu but nice nonetheless) Like its flagship Meridian BREWFORIA EAGLE My date’s Bay of Pigs sandwich ($7.99) was and a sweet balsamic drizzle. location, Brewforia Eagle offers 78 Eagle River St., Suite 165, a more modest affair, with smoked pork, musBut things went south with an assortment of bar grub—like Eagle, 208-938-6261 tard and Emmentaler cheese pressed down to the absurd amount of whole chicken wings and craftbreadbrewforia.com roasted garlic burrowed into the a biteable size. Both were served with tortilla style pizzas with innovative cheese—an average of six cloves chips and a so-so fire-roasted salsa. sauces and toppings—and alThough there were a few misses in our per small slice. most everything is $8.99 or less. meal, Brewforia’s appeal wasn’t lost on us. It’s My main entree—the soft shell crab poNursing a Salmon River Buzz Buzz coffee a relaxed, family friendly joint with a menu boy ($8.99)—took excess up a notch. The porter ($3.69) and a Beer Valley Pigskin pale that tweaks tried-and-true pub classics in some sandwich landed on the table with a thud. ale ($3.19) from the selection of rotating taps, interesting, if not always spot-on ways. Oh, my date and I awaited the arrival of an 11-inch Two whole soft shell crabs covered in a crisp batter extended their angled legs off the lightly and the beer selection ain’t too bad, either. Foothills craftbread ($7.99). The thin-crust
NEWS/FOOD Bassiri is shooting for a Monday, Nov. 5 opening, but said he still has a few loose ends and permits to wrap up. After 28 years in business, Brick Oven Bistro announced that it will Also in BODO, Gone Rogue has now taken over the Casa del Sol space officially close its doors Sunday, Nov. 25 at 8:30 p.m. at 409 S. Eighth St., and hopes to open the second week of November. “We’re ready to retire and we are going to write a cookbook … It’s time “The concept is basically a military-themed pub and eatery. We have a everybody learned to cook on their own,” said owner Stephanie Telesco. lot of military memorabilia, the owners are in the Idaho National Guard, as Telesco and her husband Jeff Nee decided to leave with fond memowell as some of the employees,” said manager T.J. Abruzzese. ries, rather than selling the business to anyone else. The space will offer 24 taps and an assortment of standard bar grub. “I don’t want to wake up in two years in tears because somebody’s de“It’s just traditional pub-style food: stroyed what we built up,” said Stephanie. burgers, elk burgers, sausages, fries, onion “Jeff and I, we’re here 24/7; it’s our baby, rings, jalapeno poppers, finger steaks,” so it’s time.” said Abruzzese. The couple is assembling a cookbook And in other downtown news, Dine Out featuring recipes from Brick Oven Beanery/ Downtown Boise Restaurant Week will Bistro along with customer memories. take place from Friday, Nov. 2, to Sunday, In better news, BODO is about to get a Nov. 11. The event includes $10-$30 prix bit more bodacious. Fresh Off the Hook is fixe lunch and dinner menus at Bardenay, almost ready to open its second location: Berryhill and Co., The Brickyard, Le Cafe de Fresh Off the Hook in the 8th Street MarParis, Mai Thai, Red Feather Lounge and ketplace, which was slated to open in July. Solid Grill and Bar, among others. Though owner David Bassiri was leaning No tickets are required, but reservatoward calling it Fresh Catch, he opted to tions are recommended. To peek at all the stick with the well-known brand. special menus, visit downtownboise.org. The space will have a similar menu to the original location, but with new appetizFresh Off the Hook prepares to open its second location. —Tara Morgan ers like green bean fries and crab cakes.
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PAINT IT BLACK Nero d’Avola translates as “black of Avola,” and the grape is named for a town with an ancient histor y that’s located in the Province of Syracuse on the island of Sicily. It appears to be an indigenous variety and is the island’s most important red grape. Thriving in the warm climate, nero d’Avola can sometimes become over-ripe, resulting in flabby wines that lack balance. But with proper vineyard management, the result is a lush wine with a nice complexity that displays an appealing freshness in its youth. Here are the panel’s top picks: 2009 CUSUMANO NERO D’AVOLA, $14.99 The nose on this wine is an intriguing mix of dusty plum, bramble-berry and dark chocolate, all colored by a light, pleasant gaminess. The heady cherry and berry fruit flavors are big and ripe but not overblown, and are colored by lovely touches of mocha and cream. This is an appealing wine made in a crowd-pleasing New World style. 2006 OCCHIPINTI SICCAGNO NERO D’AVOLA, $32 This was the most controversial wine of the tasting, scoring both two first place and two last place votes—perhaps because there is a bit of that Old World, barnyard funk on both the nose and the palate. To my mind, that quality worked well and added dimension to the earthy berry, anise and spice aromas. On the palate, it’s juicy cherry and berry in an elegantly structured wine with a long, lush finish. It’s a uniquely delicious—if pricey— take on the grape. 2010 SIKELIA NERO D’AVOLA, $14.99 This winery takes its name from the title Greek sailors gave to the island of Sicily. With its ripe red fruits backed by touches of earth, herb and spice, this is a rich take on nero d’Avola. On the palate, lightly sweet, dark berry fruit flavors are impeccably balanced by racy tart cherry. There’s an enticing creaminess on the finish that’s long and supple. —David Kirkpatrick
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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Big opportunities are coming up for you. Even if you cash in on them, though, they aren’t likely to make an immediate practical impact. They are subtle and deep, these prospects. They have the potential of monumental shifts in the long-term, but will take a while to transform your day-to-day rhythm. What are these openings? Here are my guesses: 1. You could root out a bad seed embedded in your subconscious mind before you knew better. 2. You could reinterpret the meaning of certain turning points in your past, revising the flow of your life story. 3. You could forgive yourself for an old sin. 4. You could receive a friendly shock that will diminish a sadness you’ve carried for a long time.
seconds before he dived. It was a supremely playful and successful Zen moment. That’s the spirit I hope you will bring to your efforts in the coming days.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): This would be a good time to get introspective and meditative about your urge to merge ... to think objectively about the way you approach togetherness ... to be honest with yourself about what strengths and weaknesses you bring to the art of collaboration. The most important question you can ask yourself during this inventory is this: “How do I personally contribute, either knowingly or unconsciously, to the problems I experience in relationships?” Here’s another query you might consider: “How hard am I willing to work to create the kinds of intimacy and alliances I say I want?”
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Urbandictionary.com defines “Skymall solution” as “an absurdly single-purposed tool or solution that solves a problem you don’t actually have.” The term is derived from the famous Skymall catalog, which sells unusual specialty products. According to my analysis of the current astrological omens, you should be wary of any attraction you might have to Skymall solutions. Do you really need a King Tut tissue box cover or an ice cube tray that makes ice in the shape of dachshunds or a stencil set for putting messages on your bundt cake? I doubt it. Nor do you need their metaphorical equivalents.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “Dear Rob: I seem to be marooned in an interesting limbo. The sights and sounds are not exactly pretty, but they keep me perversely entertained. I’m sampling tastes that are more sour than sweet, thinking that sooner or later, the sweetness will start to prevail— but it never does. Sometimes I feel like I’m in a trance, unable to do what’s best for me. Can you offer any help? Like maybe give me a password that would break me out of the trance?— Meandering Gemini.” Dear Meandering: This is one of those rare times when you have cosmic permission to favor what’s calming and reassuring rather than what’s amusing and stimulating. CANCER (June 21-July 22): On Sept. 22, the San Francisco Giants played a game against the San Diego Padres. In the fourth inning, Giants’ third baseman Pablo Sandoval sprinted to the edge of the field, then hurled himself over a railing and into the crowd to snag a foul pop-up. The fact that he landed upside down but unhurt wasn’t the most impressive aspect of his feat. Nor was his improbable ability to wield such precise concentration while invoking so much raw force. Even more amazing was the pink bubble that Sandoval blew with his chewing gum nano-
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your unconscious mind will be more accessible than usual in the coming weeks. It will reveal its agendas more clearly and play more of an active role in your life. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? It will depend on how open-minded you are toward the surprises your secret self will reveal. If you try to ignore or repress its eruptions, they’ll probably wreak chaos. If, on the other hand, you treat this other part of you as an unpredictable but generous ally, you may be able to work out a collaboration that serves you both.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Right before I woke up this morning, I had a dream that one of my teeth fell out. As I lay there groggily in bed, my mind searched for its meaning. “What does losing a tooth symbolize?” I asked myself. “What is its psychological meaning?” I promised myself that when I got up, I would google that question. But my rumination was interrupted by a dull ache in the back of my mouth, and it was only then that I remembered: Yesterday, in actual waking life, I had a real tooth yanked out by a real dentist. The moral of the story, Libra: Be wary of making up elaborate stories and mythic assumptions about events that have simple, mundane explanations. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): This is an excellent time to explore the frontiers of wise foolishness. I’m hoping you will take full advantage of learning opportunities that might require you to shed your excess dignity and acknowledge how much you don’t know. Are you brave enough to disavow cynical thoughts and jaded attitudes that muffle your lust for life? Are you smart enough to understand how healthy it would be to go out and play like an innocent wild child? Make yourself available for delightful surprises.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Zombies used to be terrifying. But then they became a featured motif in pop culture, often in humorous contexts, and now there’s a growing acceptance and even affection for them. Here’s the view of Max Brooks, author of The Zombie Survival Guide: “Eventually rock and roll morphs from Sid Vicious to the Jonas Brothers. Same thing with vampires: We went from Dracula to Twilight to make them peachy and G-rated. I guarantee you, someone is working on a way to take the fear out of zombies and market them to children.” Your assignment, Sagittarius, is to do to your personal fears what the entertainment industry has done to zombies: Turn them into amusing caricatures that don’t trouble you so much. For example, visualize an adversary singing a duet with Justin Bieber. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “You must learn from the mistakes of others,” said humorist Sam Levenson. “You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.” That’s excellent advice for you right now, Capricorn. In order to glean the teachings you need most, you won’t have to bumble through a single wrong turn or bad decision yourself. There will be plenty of blundering role models who will be providing you with the precise inspiration you need. Study them carefully. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Every November, thousands of writers participate in National Novel Writing Month. They pledge to compose at least 50,000 words of a new novel in that 30-day period. In accordance with the astrological omens, Aquarius, I propose that you commit yourself to a comparable project in your own field. Is there a potential masterpiece on which you could get a substantial amount of work done? Is there a major transformation you’ve long wanted to undertake but have always had some excuse to avoid? I predict that you will attract unexpected help and luck if you summon the willpower to focus on that task. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t believe the climate is changing? Go ask the birds what they think. Sixty percent of all the feathered species in North America have moved north in the past 46 years. Scientists are pretty sure their migration is a response to the warming trend that’s afoot. I like the idea of tuning in to how animals behave in order to get accurate information about the state of the world. Would you consider doing more of that, Pisces? According to my astrological analysis, the coming months will be a time when you can learn a lot from non-human intelligences.
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