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HOOKED Fresh Off the Hook moves to BODO

“The state does not get to re-write the First Amendment.”


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NOTE AND SO IT BEGINS Love it or loathe it, the blood sport that is Idaho politics can be many things to many people, but almost everyone can agree that it’s never boring. Having said that, traditional coverage of the Statehouse can be a real yawner. Which is why we choose to examine matters of capitol consequence through a different lens. If your idea of legislative news concerns who holds what chairmanship or who said what and who retorted with equal aplomb, then you may want to sample the more traditional forms of statehouse reporting. As for Boise Weekly, we’re interested in hearing more citizen voices and considering the impact of proposed legislation further away from a four-block area of downtown Boise. Watch for the return of out Unda the Rotunda column in the Jan. 16 issue of the paper, as well as frequent updates on the goings on in the Statehouse online at Citydesk. In this week’s issue, we take a look at some of the new proposed rules that govern (some may say restrict) demonstrations of free speech and protest on the Capitol Mall and in the Statehouse. The new rules, crafted by the Idaho Department of Administration, are worth a thorough look, and they could become law in very short order if citizens don’t weigh in at House and Senate State Affairs Committee hearings. Also this week, we sit down with Boise Sen. Branden Durst, who will soon turn 33 years old but is beginning what could be considered his second act in Idaho politics. Durst said recent political and personal challenges have made him a better legislator as he gears up for what he called “the fun part of the year.” As any BW reader knows, a lion’s share of our exclusive content can be found on our various social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter and at And now for all of you tablet users—iPad, Nexus and Kindle—BW stories are now formatted so that your fingers can swipe with ease. Our images are sharper, our embedded videos are included and a lot more content fills your screen. —George Prentice

COVER ARTIST ARTIST: Connie K. Sales TITLE: Grace Stands MEDIUM: Mixed media ARTIST STATEMENT: As I listen for the voice of the drawing, the subject, markmaking and the drawing itself dictate the process. I find that nothing is ever too insignificant and nothing is ever too special to be changed or not changed.


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WELCOME TO THE PARK ZONE The Boise City Council met this week to discuss rezoning 60—that’s right, 60—city parks and recreation sites. What does that mean? Find out on Citydesk.

SUBTRACT THE ONE AND CARRY THE HALF MILLION A typo by the Valley County Tax Assessor’s Office resulted in a $500,000 error in accounting on the county’s tax receipts. Oops. Get the full story on Citydesk.

HOW ‘BOUT THIS WEATHER Boise may have been cold, but in Idaho Falls it was so cold, hot water turned into instantly into snow. See the video on Cobweb.

PODCAST 101 Missed the Fiction 101 contest winners’ reading at Rediscovered Bookshop on Jan. 3? Check out the podcast on Cobweb.

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I’ll say it again: Repeal the Second Amendment! One more time, just to make sure you heard me: Repeal that goddamned Second Amendment! Throw the blood-stained thing out. Dump it like the anachronistic trash it is and start over. We have tolerated this travesty for too long. The gun runners, the killers, the insecure fools and one-track loons, they hide behind it as our streets run red. They bend it to justify their distortions, to make the unnatural seem natural, to mask perversity as patriotism. They use it to make their cowardice sound like bravado and their weakness look like strength. They sacrifice our innocents at the altar of their false machismo. They are dumb brutes, and they defend their savagery with that obsolete junk. That ill-written, ill-conceived Second Amendment of our Constitution. We know who “they” are, those bastard jackals whose fortunes are made by ensuring that every Adam Lanza and Dylan Klebold and James Holmes, that every Crip and Blood and Aryan Brother and Norteno, that every cranked-up biker and every slobbering hillbilly and every gibbering ape whose idea of a well-spent weekend is to shoot up kitchen appliances, that every twisted kid and every disturbed soul and every sick loner can get their hands on the most efficient killing apparatus they can afford to buy. “They” are not just the National Rifle Association, but we know that the cancer of rampant weaponry which ravages our country is at its most malignant in Fairfax, Va. In the head offices of the NRA. In the septic heads of Wayne LaPierre and Ted Nugent and David Keene. Even the majority of NRA membership are calling for restrictions on assault weapons, ammunition clips, gun shows—which have become little more than farmers’ markets for misfits hungry for untraceable firearms—yet LaPierre and his fellow Second Amendment mafiosi insist the solution to too many guns is more guns. We, the 300 million-plus who call ourselves Americans, are being herded like bewildered cattle into a slaughterhouse that churns out 30,000 gun deaths a year. And we put up with it only because a tiny fraction of our population—I place it at 2 million give-or-take, approximately 1/160th of the population—will tolerate no infringement whatsoever on their access to any shiny thing an arms dealer waves in front of them. Loudly, obnoxiously, crudely, these mindless nuts demonstrate daily that they don’t give a damn who or how many get killed, that the death toll is insignificant next to their “right” to scurry out like ghouls and snap up whichever gun it was that made news in the latest incident. They are stealing our neighbors from us, our children—even our cops and firefighters— in batches of four or 12 or 26. We have been cowed into believing there is no chance of takWWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

ing the machinery of mass murder from them, not even from their cold, dead, stupid fingers, because 240 years ago, some men in powdered wigs believed anyone could possess a flintlock and a powderhorn if he so chose. Would we allow any other tiny minority to do this to us? To hold us hostage to their addiction? To bully us into submission? To shout us down when we object? To make us dance like the old drunk on a cowtown street as the bullets kick up dust clouds at our feet? No more. To any sane person, it’s not a right to own these crowd killers. It’s a fetish. Worse, it’s an insane symptom of a diseased perspective. And with a regularity that will continue to accelerate as more and more demented assholes rush out to get their AR-15 or Kalashnikov knock-off before somebody says they can’t, that symptom is translating into body count. U The idea to repeal that stinking amendment is not mine. Sorry to say, it would have never occurred to me that it could be done had I not heard of a retired lawman, former Seattle Chief of Police Norm Stamper, who has introduced the suggestion into the general debate. My immediate thought: It could never happen; Americans would never dare to alter the Constitution in such a fundamental way. But that’s not true. We’ve done it before. Every amendment from the 11th on was an adjustment to what the framers considered important or a clarification to what they didn’t get right in the first place. Before 1913, regular citizens could not vote for their own senators; that choice was left to state legislatures. We, as a people, decided that allowing only a select few to select our leaders was a crap idea, and we changed it. In 1920, we believed it vital to ban booze from our society. In 1933, we believed it vital to allow booze back into our society. We have tinkered with the Constitution in matters of who to call “citizen,” who could vote, how many terms a president might serve, and who his successors are. Since 1795, we have amended the Constitution 17 times, so to say we can’t rid ourselves of something so destructive, so corrosive and irrational, as the Second Amendment is false. Another, better, amendment would protect sportsmen, yet define more clearly what is reasonable self-protection, taking into account the fact that 240 years of technical advancement in armaments has evolved weapons to which few people should have access. The effort to right this wrong would take years—possibly decades—to complete, no doubt, and untold thousands more of us will be slaughtered before it’s accomplished. But tragically, that’s what it will probably take— when the Americans who have lost a loved one to an obsessive gun nut’s bullet outnumber those Americans who haven’t. Yet.

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POWERBALL PLANS Musings of a wannabe newspaper warlord Asked how they’d spend the $293.7 million they won in November’s record Powerball lottery, a Missouri couple told reporters they planned to buy a Camaro. They plan to travel to China. They might adopt a second daughter. They’ll up their grandkids’ college tuition. OK, so that leaves $293.6 million. They obviously have absolutely no idea how much money $293.7 million is. Mark and Cindy Hill seem like an average couple in their early 50s. Working class. Salt of the Earth. But man, what a waste of money. $200,000 would have been more than enough to change their lives. Not really knowing what to do with such a massive sum, the Hills will likely waste most of it on America’s selfperpetuating charity industry, which says that spending up to 35 percent of donor money on six-figure executive salaries and other luxuries is perfectly acceptable. It is, of course, the Hills’ quarter-billionplus to spend/squander, not mine. Let’s get something straight: I’m not jealous. I can’t envy the Hills because there is no way I could have won because I don’t buy tickets. However, I do know how I’d spend their money. Like the Hills, I’m a Midwest boy without fancy tastes. I’d pay off my mortgage and credit cards. I’d buy my mom a house over the ocean. I’d buy one of those new Challengers. Which would leave me $293.4 million. Lottery winners always talk about helping their families. What about their friends? I have friends whose lives would be instantly transformed by $5 million checks. Brilliant cartoonists who could quit grueling day jobs and focus on developing their careers. Ailing writers who could finally get medical care for

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chronic conditions. Aspiring entrepreneurs who could capitalize their great ideas. People who are stressed out because work is scarce or nonexistent and are having trouble making ends meet. I have a couple dozen of friends like that. Helping them out would cost me about $100 million. Money well spent. I want to help transform the media. That’s my big dream. Unfortunately, I will never realize it because I don’t have access to the kind of capital necessary. The disintegration of print newspapers and the failure/refusal of digital media to deeply invest in serious journalism and smart commentary and satire is making Americans stupider, allowing evil corporations and corrupt, lazy politicians to thrive. Warren Buffett is a smart man, picking up newspapers at rock-bottom prices. Personally, I’d buy The Los Angeles Times now that its parent, the Tribune Company, has emerged from bankruptcy. Experts guesstimate you could pick the Times for $185 million or less. Aside from the fun of running a major metropolitan daily newspaper—12 pages of full-color comics! Hire a kick-ass investigative reporter to infiltrate government! Create an editorial page that runs no one to the right of Mao Tse-Tung!—I think the Times would be a fab investment. People say newspapers are dying. Specific companies are hurting, many are dying, but the dead tree form is here to stay. Print magazines and newspapers will get their groove back when they understand what they are for. The Internet is for short updates. Print is for long-form analysis. 10 Print tells you why you should care



THE PEOPLE’S HOUSE? New rules at Idaho Capitol aim to confine access, speech GEORGE PRENTICE

More often than not, the doors of the Majority Caucus Room at the Idaho Statehouse are closed. That’s where the Gem State’s GOP has mapped its strategy of late (Idaho Democrats haven’t held a majority in the House or Senate since 1960). The doors were wide open Jan. 5, but nary a lawmaker from either Ritchie Eppink, legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho, referenced a map of the Capitol Mall at the Jan. 5 Know Your Rights training. party was present as citizens held sway in the packed room. “Let’s be clear here,” said Ritchie Eppink, But you have a right not to consent to a search; “Don’t talk?” asked a timid attendee to a turning to the few dozen who spent some of that’s a right under the Constitution.” roomful of laughter. their Saturday afternoon learning about their Breaking the rules won’t land anyone in jail, “No,” said Eppink. “The No. 1 rule is that rights at the Capitol. “You’re the majority.” but violators can expect to be ticketed for an there shall be no law infringing the freedom Eppink should know. He represents majorinfraction–not unlike a speeding ticket–which of speech, freedom of assembly or the right to ity and minority interests as legal director for could result in a $100 fine. petition for addressing your grievances. And the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho “That’s not to say you conceivably couldn’t (BW, Citizen, “Ritchie Eppink,” July 4, 2012). we’re also provided further protections in our be arrested for doing something else while Idaho Constitution that we have the right to “The rules that we’re going to talk about you’re breaking he rules,” said Eppink. “But consult together for the common good and today are the rights of the people in their own for simply breaking the rules, they can only to instruct our representatives. Those are the statehouse,” he said. “And that’s why we’re in give you a ticket and that’s $100.” rules, no matter what this state does.” the majority room.” Eppink said the ACLU is anxious to chalThe attendees, almost all of them feverishly ACLU Idaho’s Know Your Rights training lenge many of the new rules, especially those taking notes, couldn’t write fast enough. Ep(another session is set for Thursday, Jan. 10 pink waited a moment for his words to sink in. that he considered to be “over the top.” at 6 p.m.) came as a response to robust citizen “We’re expecting these rules to be coming “The state does not get to re-write the First activity during the Idaho Legislature’s 2012 up in a public hearing and final vote in the first session: the burgeoning Occupy Boise encamp- Amendment, even if it wanted to,” he said. Referencing a large screen filling one end of few weeks of this year’s session,” said Eppink. ment, Post-It notes left around the Statehouse Hopkins said Idaho’s citizenry needs to keep the meeting room, Eppink pointed to a series by Add the Words advocates, and even live a close eye on committee agendas so that more of projected images. ultrasound procedures performed in a comof the public can weigh in on the rule-making. “Here’s the Occupy Boise protest that mittee room. Coupled with increasing protests “Having a packed room with a lot of took place for months last year in front of the on the Capitol steps, officials with the Idaho people testifying is really important,” she said. Capitol Annex building across the street from Department of Administration pushed back “It’s part of the public process. If we just apawith a new set of rules detailing what’s allowed the Statehouse,” said Eppink. Here’s another thetically cede to the government, we might as and what’s not at the Statehouse and across the picture of an Add the Words demonstration.” well have a fascist state. Part of understanding Eppink was referring to the 2012 effort to Capitol Mall. your rights is exercising your rights, especially “We’ve been getting quite a few phone calls encourage Idaho lawmakers to add the words at those times when you feel it might be futile.” “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to at the ACLU office from the members of the Eppink added he had reason to believe that Idaho’s human-rights protecpublic wanting to know what tions. At the height of last year’s lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle they could or couldn’t do with might push back against the new rules. Statehouse debate, advocates these new rules,” ACLU Idaho KNOW YOUR RIGHTS “There are a lot of new legislators, espelaunched a Post-it Note Executive Director Monica at the Capitol Training Statehouse building, cially in the House State Affairs Committee, campaign, placing hundreds of Hopkins told Boise Weekly. Majority Caucus Rm. E-403, multi-colored squares–each say- this year,” he said. “And I do believe that there “Look at the last session. The Thursday, Jan. 10, 6-7 p.m, ing “Add the Words”–on desks, is some political will in both parties to look at amount of public participation RSVP (208) 344-9750 doors and walls throughout the these rules very carefully. There is serious conwas incredible. Our training ext. 201 cern on both the Republican and Democratic Capitol. can help show the parameters sides about whether these rules have gone too But the Department of Adof that participation.” ministration’s new rules forbid such an exercise far.” The Jan. 5 gathering–a healthy mix of But the main topic of conversation at the in 2013. working-class, retiree and student activists– “You can’t affix signs to walls or windows,” Know Your Rights training concerned whether even included a 10-year-old girl, hugging her formal permission is required to hold said Eppink, reading a laundry list of the new salmon-colored teddy bear. She sat patiently a demonstration, protest or press rules. “You have to remain 15 feet away from for the better part of an hour with her father. conference on the front steps of the walls and windows. You can’t use sidewalk “What’s the No. 1 rule?” Eppink quizzed 8 Statehouse. chalk. Security can search your bags or items. the crowd. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

Four retail buildings, ranging in size from 2,000to 13,060 square feet are being proposed.

P&Z CLEARS HURDLE FOR CAPITOL AND FRONT PROJECT The mystery of who will soon take over one of Boise’s most prominent pieces of downtown real estate is slowly being revealed. But any good mystery takes time to unfold. In fact, anyone curious about the latest clue would have had to brave 2013’s first snowstorm on Jan. 7 and sit through a threehour session of the City of Boise Planning and Zoning Commission before something called CUP12-00067 was considered. The request for a conditional use permit for a drivethru window is a small but important piece of the puzzle bordered by Capitol Boulevard and Sixth, Broad and Front streets. “The drive-thru is just one component of a larger development,” said Cody Riddle, planning manager with Boise City Planning and Development Services. Boise Weekly readers lit up the blogosphere in December, 2012 when we first reported that architects had crafted plans for a development of four retailers, one of which had a familiar footprint to anyone who has walked into a Trader Joe’s (BW, News, “Can You Keep a Secret?” Dec. 5, 2012). Even city officials confirmed that confidentiality agreements had been signed and no one was at liberty to say anything about the pending retailers–at least on the record. “We’re recommending approval,” Riddle told P&Z commissioners on Jan. 7, referring to the developer’s CUP, before adding a caution. “Staff was a bit concerned that the project might be an underutilization of this site.” That’s when Andy Erstad of Erstad Architects took the microphone to walk commissioners through his designs calling for an attached drive-thru to one of the proposed development’s smaller buildings--approximately 2,500 square feet. P&Z Vice Chair Jay Story tried to pry information out of Erstad as to who or what would ultimately occupy the structure. “I’m looking at your designs,” said Story to Erstad. “Tell me what that is,” he said, pointing to a small box that only a designer or architect might decipher. “Is that for a food establishment or a financial institution?” But Erstad wasn’t biting. “Great question,” Erstad said with a smile. “We don’t have an identified tenant. Our goal is to achieve this drive-thru so that our client can market this space to tenants.” But the footprint of the drive-thu and the attached structure clearly looked like a coffee shop or small fast-food restaurant. “The commission approved another drive-thru recently and I’m a 8 little bit concerned,” said Story.

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NEWS “You do not need, nor do you ever need, a permit to speak or assemble or protest here,” said Eppink. “You can get [a permit], but you never need one.” That said, if opposing demonstrators want the same space on the same day at the same time, the one with a secured permit gets priority. “On the one day that you absolutely want to be on the front steps of the Capitol Building, that’s probably why you would want to get a reservation,” said Eppink. “And you have to apply for a permit at least five days in advance.” Eppink walked the group through the permitting process, adding that applicants need not advertise their agenda to state officials. “You’re under no obligation that I’m aware of to explain exactly what you’re going to do at your event,” he said. “I can’t see why it’s in your interest to give them more details than you need to in order to get a reservation.” If, on the day of the demonstration, citizens are questioned by Capitol Mall security, Eppink encouraged the group to take detailed notes of the time and location of the kerfuffle and to make certain that the security officers specifically identify the laws that are being enforced. “For instance, this past legislative session, there was an all-night Add the Words demonstration on the steps of the Statehouse, and the Capitol Mall security told the group that they had to leave by 8 a.m. We have a video of it,” Eppink remembered. “When somebody asked security why they had to leave by 8, the security officer said, ‘I think it’s because the governor comes here at 8 and they don’t want you here when the governor shows up.’ Well,


He was referring to the recent approval for a drive-thru window at the recently opened Chick-fil-A restaurant 7 at 220 S. Broadway. The drive-thru, which shares a parking lot with Carl’s Jr. and Deli George restaurants, has already caused the owners of Chick-fil-A’s competitors to cry foul. “How many cars can be stacked up in this new proposed drive-thru?” asked Story. Erstad said current City of Boise code doesn’t include any guidelines to manage the number of cars backed up in a drive-thru. “[Code] doesn’t give you a benchmark,” he said. “We don’t have an ordinance.” P&Z Chair Jennifer Stevens said the proposed one-story buildings were what she termed “a pretty severe underutilization of the site.” “I’m curious,” she said. “Are there any thoughts about later use of this space or is this as good as it gets?” Erstad explained that when the owners of the space, currently a gravel parking lot, sold it to developers, they had no desire to see elevated parking on the site. “I know for a fact that the seller placed a series of restrictions that limits the opportunity to go vertical,” he said. “The seller is also a developer who owns a large, lightly used 905-space garage and they don’t necessarily want competition for that. The bottom line is that the development is the development.” Erstad paused for a moment before speaking, in his words, “more candidly.” “Nobody has stepped up to look at this site,” he reasoned. “I was part of the team that helped write the Capitol Boulevard guidelines. I can tell you that we felt by creating this plaza and screening in the drive-thru lane, you’re enhancing the space.” Mike Baldner couldn’t agree more. An attorney practicing real estate and business law for Meuleman Mollerup LLP, Baldner said he looks out on the gravel lot every day. “For the last five years, I’ve had the privilege of looking out from my second-floor office,” said Baldner. “And I have to look at this for the next 20 years. I candidly have not seen a project that has gone to the level that [the designers] have. It’s very impressive.” Baldner said his neighbors agreed. “I think this is very consistent that Design Review has required from other projects, like Whole Foods,” said Baldner. “These are projects that we’re going to be proud of. From the neighborhood’s perspective, I think [the designers] have our wholehearted support.” P&Z Commissioner Ty Morrison said he supported the project as a dramatic change from a gravel lot. “Knowing the machinations behind the retail world and the restrictions that the owners placed on this property, I think this is a great solution to an underutilized piece of property,” said Morrison. “Do I think it’s the highest invested use of this site that we’ll ever see? No, I do not. But I know that in the world of retail, if it doesn’t make sense, they’ll tear it down and build something else in its place.” Ultimately, P&Z approved Erstad’s designs, sending him on his way to shake hands and pat the backs of a group of unidentified onlookers. But none of them were talking–at least on the record--about who is poised to build at one of the city’s highest profile intersections. —George Prentice


The 2012 Legislature witnessed protests from opponents of a controversial ultrasound bill (Mar. 8, 2012), Add the Words advocates (Feb. 10, 2012) and pro-life demonstrators (Mar. 27, 2012).

the ACLU wants to know about something like that.” In fact, ACLU Idaho wants to know about any potential confrontations during the legislative session, setting up a hot line for Idahoans to report complaints if they believe their rights have been infringed upon at the State Capitol. Both a Treasure Valley local phone number (208-994-3385) and a statewide toll-free number (800-542-4737) will both be forwarded to ACLU Idaho staff 24/7. Citizens will also be able to reach out to ACLU Idaho advocates at “We’re in the heart of the state government

here, both symbolic and operative,” said Eppink, pointing to the floor of the Idaho House, just feet away from the Majority Caucus Room. “The attorney general is in this building; the Governor’s Office is here, the secretary of state, all in this building. This is the place.” While Eppink spoke, a Capitol Mall security guard--making his rounds through the Statehouse--paced just outside out the meeting room. It was the guard’s third visit in about an hour. And while security will be keeping a close eye on the 2013 legislative session, ACLU Idaho wants citizens to know that they’ll be watching, too.

REMEMBERING BYRON Idaho celebrates the life and words of Judge Byron Johnson GEORGE PRENTICE The Jan. 6 wake celebrating the life and times of Byron Johnson was just about perfect. And with good reason: Johnson himself previously held three practice wakes. Hundreds of his friends and extended family packed the Barber Park Event Center to honor the Idaho Supreme Court justice, co-founder of ACLU Idaho, poet and outdoorsman who died Dec. 9, 2012. “I just thought it was important to have that organization in the state of Idaho,” Johnson told BW in May 2012, when he reminisced about his lifelong search for justice–literally and figuratively. In fact, Johnson’s memoir Poetic Justice, published in 2012, balanced his courtroom recollections with his favorite pastime: poetry. “Mingle my ashes with those of the trees, the grasses, bushes, and brush,” Johnson wrote once, issuing a heartfelt ruling to his survivors. “Tell those who come later when the lushness returns our ashes midwifed rebirth.” Johnson’s poems were interspersed with

Byron Johnson posed with a coffin at one of his three ‘practice’ wakes.

ongoing toasts during the three-hour wake, which included a who’s who of Idaho’s legal, literary and political elite, including former Gov. Cecil Andrus who appointed Johnson to the Supreme Court in 1987. “Byron didn’t want a memorial,” Bruce Reichert, the wake’s master of ceremonies, cautioned the gathering. “He wanted a party.” And indeed, the wake was a high-spirited affair, featuring the Idaho City Kazoo Band, a Dixieland funeral march, and Kevin Kirk (piano) and Tom Tompkins (fiddle) playing the appropriate mix of “Ain’t Misbehavin’” and “As Times Goes By.” Equal measures of tears and laughter accompanied generous shots of George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey throughout the afternoon. “Blend into rock, melt into rain, flow in the river, float to the sky,” Johnson wrote in his poem “Part of This Terrain.” “Flow in the river, float to the sky, with never a doubt as to who am I.” WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


BRANDEN DURST The comeback kid talks about education, toe dancing and potatoes GEORGE PRENTICE

You’re about to have a birthday (Durst turns 33 on Jan. 15), but you’ll still be one of the youngest people at the Statehouse. I’ll be the youngest in the Senate and the third-youngest in the Legislature. My understanding is that [Rep.] Luke Malek from Coeur d’Alene and [Caldwell Rep.] Brandon Hixon are both younger than I am. But when I was first elected to the House in 2006, I was the youngest. It wasn’t even close. But when you wrote out your timeline, you probably didn’t anticipate losing an election. There were some things that happened a little differently than I had expected. How badly did you hurt from your 2010 defeat (to GOP candidate Mitch Toryanski by 103 votes)? It particularly hurts when you get beat by such a small margin. I learned a lot about myself and about what was important. I took it for granted. I always worked hard and wanted to do a good job, but I always assumed I would be here. The past two years I was out of the Legislature were excruciating. I was a fish out of water, flipping around on the beach, gasping for air. That’s how I felt. How much time passed before you decided


to run again? My grandfather died about three weeks after the election. He was one of the most formative people I had in my life. And then my wife filed for divorce three months later. We ended up not getting a divorce, but that five-month period was the hardest of my entire life. I spent four months living by myself. But my wife and I reconciled. Marriage is an ongoing process. Essentially, this has to be a family decision instead of a Branden decision. Is your lawmaker persona primarily informed by being a husband and father? It’s a big component, as is my faith. What church do you attend? The Vineyard in Garden City. I grew up in the Church of the Brethren; it’s a pacificist church, much like the Quaker and Mennonite churches. And how does that define you socially or culturally? I feel very strongly about helping the poor as much as possible. It’s my job to help those who can’t help themselves. Environmental regulation is another example: recognizing that if we ruin the Earth, we ruin something that


Shortly after his Nov. 6 election to the Idaho Senate, Boise Democratic Sen. Branden Durst visited Vallivue High School, where he heard a teacher urge her students to “develop a vision.” When Durst was the students’ age, he had more than a vision; he had a very specific plan. “I thought it was kind of weird at the time, but I had a timeline,” he remembered. “I said I wanted to finish my bachelor’s degree by the age of 22, and I mapped out when I wanted to be married, have kids and first run for office.” In the days leading up to the start of the 2013 Legislature, Durst sat down with Boise Weekly to talk about his timeline, his expectations for the current session and how his faith and family informs his work as a lawmaker.

was created for us to use, not destroy. One of the strongest differences between you and your opponent is that Sen. Toryanski openly supported the ultrasound measure (which would have required Idaho women seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound). I’m pro-life but I still opposed that from day one. It was a terrible idea. How does your faith reconcile that? It’s easy. The church I was raised in strongly believes in the importance of conscience when making decisions. You don’t remove someone’s free will. And a woman has a right to say “no” to such a procedure. The discussion is over. You’ll be serving on the Senate Education Committee this session. I’m presuming that the Legislature has to start from scratch in crafting new policies considering voters roundly rejected the Luna Laws. We have to position ourselves so that we build a quality education system where Idaho students can be successful, but there are some real fundamental differences on that. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of ideology that gets in the way of making right choices. The Idaho State School Board Association hinted that it’s advocating for legislation that looks pretty similar to the original Luna Laws. 10 I don’t have a lot of positive things

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CITIZEN to say about the ISBA. The Boise School District Board should go ahead and withdraw from that organization. The ISBA governance model makes no sense: every school district gets the same number of votes, regardless of size. The Boise School District gets the same vote as the Ririe school district. That’s problematic. 9

Do you think the ISBA is on a path toward becoming obsolete? That’s a choice that they need to make. It’s much like the United Nations. If the Boise School District pulled out of the ISBA much like the United States pulling out of the U.N., they couldn’t afford to exist and the ISBA wouldn’t exist without the Boise School District’s funding. Will you sponsor or co-sponsor legislation during this session? Oh, yeah. That’s the favorite part of my job. I had about 20-plus bills I was working on, and then I start paring them down. I’ll ultimately have about eight. The Idaho Democratic Party has quite a few new faces at the Statehouse this year, due to a number of retirements. We lost some institutional knowledge, but I think if you look at the Democratic Senate Caucus, we’re stronger than we were before. We’re in a better position to be more successful. Isn’t there a good chance that we’ll see some Republican-based legislation that will deal with the right to bear arms in Idaho, trumping federal restrictions? I’m always wary of legislation that says the state is superior to the federal government. Secondly, we’re in Idaho and no one is coming to take our guns. If there’s concern about curbing violence, those are important discussions. But for me, it’s more about mental illness, because our state does an atrocious job of addressing mental illness problems.

Is politics still a noble calling for your generation? When people say I’m a politician, I say “no, no, no.” I’m a public servant, and there’s a difference. But public servants deserve to have a negative reputation. It’s been earned. But how do you get the best and brightest back into public service? Take a look at the people who have left the Idaho Legislature in the past few election cycles. The vast majority of them, younger people, couldn’t afford to be here anymore. The hours are pretty long at the Statehouse. How do you carve out time for your family? I’ve always excluded Sundays from business. I never even campaign on Sundays. It’s all about faith and family. On Saturday, I’m on a lot of sidelines. My oldest son plays football and baseball, my middle son plays tennis, and my youngest son plays soccer. My daughter is a dancer. She can toe-touch for about three minutes straight. It’s amazing. And what do you do for fun? This is my fun. I work the rest of the year to help pay for my habit. This is the fun part of the year. It’s a passion. I know how important the work is here, but I love the intrigue and the interplay. When you were 14, how far did your life’s timeline go? To the age of 40, where I said I would be a United States senator. But you’re a Democrat in Idaho. We haven’t elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate in my lifetime. I think that’s pretty profound. Do you see yourself ever moving to another state? You can take a potato out of a field and it’s still a potato.

RALL about what happened. We need serious analysis, but no 6 one wants to read 15,000 words on a smartphone. The publications that are doing OK are embracing in-depth feature stories. Publishers are going to figure out the destiny of print is longer, smarter content. The future of newspapers in the United States will look a lot like Europe, where nations have a few big national newspapers, each of which serves a particular political orientation or interest, like sports or finance, and individual communities are served by hyperlocal outlets and, possibly, regional ones that would go to, for example, people in the Southwest. We already have a few big national newspapers. USA Today was first. The New York

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Times is our big national paper of news and high culture. The Wall Street Journal is the national paper of finance. The Washington Post should be the big national political paper, but its management doesn’t get it. There should be a national newspaper for entertainment and the logical candidate is the Los Angeles Times. It has the contacts, the location and the brand recognition to pull it off. What they need is for someone to point them in the right direction. Not only would you make a killing, you’d establish a template to revive American journalism. Don’t forget, more than 90 percent of all news stories originate in newspapers. I may never win a Pulitzer, but no one can take having been a cartoonist-columnist-newspaper-baron-warlord away from you. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


The Vatican targets the progressive leadership of American nuns JASON BERRY, GLOBALPOST

Sister Pat Farrell and three other nuns crossed St. Peter’s Square through the fabled white columns, paused for a security check and entered the rust-colored Palace of the Holy Office. It was April 18, 2012, and on entering the palazzo, they were aware of its history, that in this same building nearly 400 years earlier, Galileo had been condemned as a heretic by the Roman Inquisition for arguing that the earth orbits around the sun. Today, the palazzo houses the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican office that enforces adherence to church teaching. As president of Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Sister Farrell and her executive colleagues had an appointment with the prefect, Cardinal William Levada, about a CDF investigation of their group by the forces that control the Vatican, who viewed the


nuns as somehow going “off the reservation.” They were walking into what Hans Kung, the internationally renowned theologian who had his own battles in the palazzo, calls “a new Inquisition.” On the 50th anniversary of the reform-driven Second Vatican Council, the nuns were accused of undermining church moral teaching by promoting “radical, feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.” To many nuns, the CDF action is a turn toward the past, causing a climate of fear and a chill wind reaching into the lives of missionary leaders. The Vatican wants control of the LCWR, an association of 1,500 superiors, representing 80 percent of American nuns. Most of the sisters, long active in the front lines of social justice, dispensed with their black habits and traditional jobs, like teaching school, after Vatican II.

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The sisters are in a standoff with the male hierarchy under Pope Benedict XVI. But many leading cardinals and bishops have disgraced themselves by recycling pedophiles in the worst crisis for the church since the Protestant Reformation. The main leadership council of American nuns embraced the Vatican II social-justice gospel that has taken sisters to some of the poorest corners of the world to work with politically oppressed people, particularly in Latin America. But a stark drama of attrition has unfolded as the Vatican II generation reaches an eclipse. Since 1965, the number of American nuns has dropped by more than two-thirds, from 181,241 to 54,000 today. In contrast, the rate of women joining religious orders has surged in Korea, South Vietnam, sub-Saharan Africa and parts of the Caribbean. Nowhere has the increase been more pronounced than in India. Five of the 10 largest religious institutes of women have headquarters in India, where only 1.6 percent of the population is Catholic. “While India has nearly 50 million fewer Catholics than the United States does, it has over 30,000 more women religious,” wrote Jeff Ziegler in Catholic World Report. The Vatican crackdown of LCWR has exposed a schizophrenic church.

LCWR gatherings. The Vatican also signaled a striking interest in nuns’ property amid financial convulsions that have seen many American bishops sell churches to stanch deficits. “You can impose silence, but that doesn’t change anyone’s thinking,” Sister Farrell reflected, several months later at the Franciscan convent in Dubuque, Iowa, where she lives. “This is about the Vatican II church, how we have come to live collegially with participatory decision-making,” Farrell explains. “When I entered in 1965, we studied and prayed with [the Vatican II] documents, implementing new charters. ... We’re in a line of continuity with the early history of our communities, assessing unmet needs, going to the margins to help the homeless, people with AIDS, victims of torture and sexual trafficking.” “When Vatican II requested nuns to search their history, Rome believed in a mythology of plaster statue women,” said Syracuse University Professor Margaret Susan Thompson, a historian of women religious. “They found, instead, nuns who took the job literally, and became controversial for doing so.” The leadership conference endorsed women’s ordination in 1977—12 years before Pope John Paul II officially banned it. Farrell said they have not campaigned for it. Nor has LCWR endorsed

“You can impose silence, but that doesn’t change anyone’s thinking,” -Sister Pat Farrell

Interviews with missionary sisters in Rome, from India and other countries, register a deep fault line between cardinals immune from punishment, and nuns who work in poor regions with some of the world’s most beleaguered people. Religious sisters from other parts of the world view the LCWR’s conflict with foreboding. How far Benedict goes in imposing a disciplinary culture, policing obedience over nuns as they push a Vatican II gospel of social justice, is an urgent issue to many of these women—and one sure to color this pope’s place in history. The Doctrinal Assessment delivered by Levada was an intervention plan on how the nuns should pray; he appointed Archbishop Peter Sartain of Seattle to approve speakers for

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abortion. The CDF demand that the leaders speak out against abortion and gay rights is a battle over conscience, forcing words into superiors’ mouths. Seattle Archbishop Sartain, the CDF delegate to oversee the group, is tasked with approving their conference speakers, a hotly contentious issue. ���These women are really rooted in Christ and committed to the poor,” said Sister Nzenzili Lucie Mboma, executive director of Service of Documentation and Studies on Mission, in Rome. A Congolese, Sister Lucie had two friends murdered in political violence in the 1960s, during her novice years. “It is painful to see the Vatican carrying on these kinds of things,” she said. “In certain parts of the church, we have WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


A group of nuns at a reception for new cardinals in the Apostolic Palace. an us-vs.-them mentality,” said Father Miceal O’Neill, an Irish Carmelite prior in Rome with background as a missionary in Peru. “‘Us’ is religious, and ‘them’ is officers of the Holy See.” “We have a church that is doctrinally conservative and pastorally liberal,” said O’Neill. “The Vatican is trying to assert control, ‘we are in charge.’ ... Many people are saying the two churches are not coming together.” “There is a fundamental problem of honesty.” Sister Farrell, 65, came of age in Iowa in the heady years of Vatican II. She joined the Franciscans at 18, and in her 30s, worked with Mexicans in San Antonio. She moved to Chile in 1980 during the brutal dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. Disappearances were common. “It was routine for police to torture people in the first 72 hours,” she said. Demonstrations were banned, yet protests were the only way to put a spotlight on abductions when lives were at stake. She joined “lightning-demonstrations,” unfurling banners of the anti-torture protest movement in congested traffic, spreading leaflets that gave people information on the missing, who were airbrushed out of news reports. At one point, she was arrested, with 100 other people, but coverage in a growing clandestine media saw them released the same day. In 1986, she moved to El Salvador with a handful of sisters to help people reeling from a grisly civil war with U.S. military support of the government. In 1980, Archbishop Oscar Romero was shot dead while saying Mass; several months later, three nuns and a laywoman from America working with the poor were kidnapped, raped and murdered. Farrell spent her first weeks sleeping at night in a church sacristy, getting to know people, and eventually moving into a sprawling refugee camp. The bishop supported their mission because she lived with villagers displaced by military bombings. American nuns were a nonviolent presence giving thin cover to locals. What she remembers most of those years is WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

walking, miles and miles of walking with the people. “We learned never to leave the road because any area off defined footpaths could have land mines,” she explained. “I remember walking down one long hill with trembling knees to meet a group of soldiers who entered the camp. Part of our role as internationals in the camp was to keep the military out, and I was on my way down to ask them to leave. That time they did, thank God.” Religious processions common to Latin America took on heightened meaning. For a newly repopulated community to show up en masse, with banners of saints and the Virgin Mary, conveyed “a political statement.” As she put it, “we are not afraid. We have a right to be here. Our faith continues to be a source of strength to us.” One woman who fled the death squads, moving at night, toting a baby from town to town, made it safely into Honduras—but the baby died. As the war wound down, the woman returned to El Salvador with aching spasms in the shoulder and chest. After training as a therapist, Farrell used a treatment model for torture victims, helping the woman unpack the pain embedded from guilt over the baby’s death. In 2005, Farrell returned to the Dubuque convent of the Franciscan sisters that she had entered at 18. Elected to the LCWR board several years later, she was midway through her one-year term as president when they made their annual trip to Rome, in April, to update church officials on their work. With Farrell were Sisters Mary Hughes, the past LCWR president; president-elect Florence Deacon, and Janet Mock, the executive director. Before their appointment in the Palace of the Holy Office, they held an hour of silent prayer in a Carmelite center. The prefect, Cardinal Levada, was about to turn 76 and retire to his native California. Putting LCWR under investigation for “radical feminist themes” followed his view of how sacred truth, the teaching of the church, must be upheld.

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Doctrinal truth is a tightly held process in the hands of the definer. Levada, like nearly every bishop or cardinal in the constellation of hierarchs involved with the LCWR investigation, had shown unbending tolerance as an archbishop in America toward priests who were sexual predators. In 2005, the newly elected Benedict XVI lifted Archbisop Levada from the muck of victim lawsuits and bad press in San Francisco to the Holy Office in Rome. Levada is the only U.S. bishop to be sued, successfully, for defamation by a priest he pulled from a parish for blowing the whistle on another priest. Father Jon Conley told police that the pastor with whom he served made advances on a teenage boy. Levada yanked Conley from ministry; Conley, a former U.S. attorney, sued. After the accused priest owned up in a civil case, which paid the victim’s family $750,000, the archdiocese paid Conley a six-figure “pre-retirement” settlement. The nuns had met once with the CDF investigator, Bishop Leonard Blair of Toledo, Ohio, but had not seen his report. Blair had left an accused pederast in a fundraising job for 18 months, removing him only

“The reaction of rank-and-file sisters was anger. Now, there is a stage of deep sadness and concern for the climate in the church and the misrepresentation of religious life,” she said. In a darkly ironic twist, the CDF had processed 3,000 cases of priests who have been laicized, or defrocked, for abusing youngsters. Several hundred are reportedly pending. Yet those procedures that Benedict, as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, put in place as CDF prefect in 2001 have a large loophole. The office that enforces moral truth and judges guilty priests has not judged bishops and cardinals, whose negligence in recycling abusers caused the crisis. A double standard embedded in church justice gives a de facto immunity for men of the hierarchy. In the most glaring example, Cardinal Bernard Law, whose soft-glove treatment of pedophiles ignited the Boston scandal, resigned as archbishop in 2002. The Roman Curia welcomed him in 2004 as pastor of a great basilica, Santa Maria Maggiore, with a $10,000 per month salary and a highly influential role in choosing new American bishops.

“Some people say this is an attempt to divert attention from the abuse crisis, like politicians do,” -Missionary Nun as the diocese was paying off two victims’ lawsuits. He was not in the meeting with Levada that day. The nuns were expecting some conclusion to Blair’s inquiry but had no indication about what it would entail. After a cordial greeting, Cardinal Levada read aloud an eight-page, single-spaced assessment that his office was just posting on the Web. The assessment accused the nuns of “corporate dissent” on homosexuality and failure to speak out on abortion. The assessment also castigated LCWR for ties to Network, a Catholic activist group that supported Obamacare, and Resource Center for Religious Institutes, a group that gives religious orders canon law guidance on property issues. Leaving the Holy Office, Farrell felt numb. “It was in the press before we had time to brief our members,” she recalled.

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Law was a driving force behind a preliminary investigation of all American religious orders of women, save for cloistered communities, according to several sources interviewed here, and a May 15, 2012, report by Robert Mickens, the respected Vatican correspondent for British magazine, The Tablet. Law, who has not spoken to the media in a decade, refused an interview request. But Cardinal Franc Rode, 78, the retired prefect of the congregation that oversees religious orders, in a wide-ranging interview at his residence in the Palace of the Holy Office, confirmed Law’s role, adding, “It was the American milieu in the Roman Curia that suggested it.” The “visitation” of all but the cloistered communities was the initial phase. The CDF aggressive investigation of the main leadership group soon followed. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


Sister Nzenzili Lucie Mboma, executive director of Service of Documentation and Studies on Mission, in her office in Rome. But the specter of cardinals and bishops who played loose with child molesters, targeting nuns for doctrinal disobedience, is unseemly to many. “Some people say this is an attempt to divert attention from the abuse crisis, like politicians do,” a missionary nun from a Third World country with her order in Rome, said of the CDF investigation. “We go to U.S. churches to solicit contributions for our work,” she said, insisting that her name and order not be used. “We get dates from dioceses. That could be in question if a bishops sees us as threatening because of our support for LCWR.” “The Vatican is trying to assert control, to say ‘we are in charge,’” she continued. “This envisions a different church from Vatican II. Many people are saying that the two churches are not coming together.” LCWR has indeed pushed the envelope with conventions giving forums to theologians who questioned celibacy and the evolution of religious life, at a time when far fewer women enter American convents and most members are moving toward elder care. As liberal theologians clamor for change, the LCWR has collided with the doctrinal office over freedom of conscience, a core principle of Vatican II. Cardinal Rode, as prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, ordered the 2009 “visitation” of American nun communities. He told Vatican Radio of his concern for “a certain secular mentality ... in these religious families and perhaps also a certain ‘feminist’ spirit.” Rode was also prompted by a 2008 conference he attended on religious life at Stonehill College near Boston. Sister Elizabeth McDonough, a canon lawyer, accused LCWR of creating “global-feminist-operated business corporations” and “controlling all structures and resources.” “I’m unaware of any such facts that would back up that claim. It sounds like a sweeping indictment of the direction many orders have WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

taken which the hierarchy found offensive or disloyal, summed up in the ‘radical feminism’ catch phrase,” said Kenneth A. Briggs, author of Double Crossed: Uncovering the Catholic Church’s Betrayal of American Nuns. “Most orders were scrounging to come up with funds to support retired sisters, often selling off property that belonged to them to do so. It seems clear to me that the aim of the Stonehill meeting was to paint a picture of disobedience as a pretext for a crackdown,” Briggs said. Rode, in an interview, brushed off suggestions that the visitation was unfair. “Vatican II was reform but not a revolution,” he insisted. The cardinal echoed Benedict in saying that Vatican II has met “a hermeneutic of discontinuity”—liberal drift. Rode requested $1.3 million from religious communities and bishops to cover travel and other expenses for the visitation, which he appointed Mother Clare Millea, superior general of Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Mary, to carry out. The funding request raised eyebrows among many missionary orders. “Why would you want to pay them to investigate you?” asked one of the missionary sisters in Rome. The study by Mother Millea has not been made public; however, the CDF began its investigation of LCWR before the first one was done. “Vatican II was the most important event that changed the Catholic Church,” said Sister Nzenzili Lucie Mboma. “Jesus was a carpenter. He didn’t build cells but windows to see every culture.” She paused. “Why is this investigation happening?” Research for this series has been funded by a Knight Grant for Reporting on Religion and American Public Life, sponsored by the Knight Program at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism; the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting; and the Fund for Investigative Journalism.

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Red Light Variety Shows highlights the “fatale” in femme fatale in its new show, NOIR.

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There isn’t much out there that goes better with burlesque than dirty jokes—or is it the other way around? Either way, Boise’s own Red Light Variety Show is pairing provocative dance routines and sidesplitting laughs in its presentation of NOIR, a night of entertainment complete with music, dance, chuckles, chortles, giggles, gags and burlesque. Accompanying Red Light regulars for the evening are comedy duo the Fool Squad, the delectable beauties from Off Center Dance Company and jazz band bad boys the Frim Fram 4. For those unfamiliar with the Red Light Variety Show, brace for a night of hula hoops, pole and belly dancing and assorted burlesque acts. As its name suggests, NOIR draws from film noir, presenting genre staples like detectives, murder, femme fatales and intrigue, and brandishing the sensual energy and jaw-dropping performances that Red Light is known for. Under the direction of Sarah Gardner and set during a time when the good and the bad were often one and the same, NOIR will appease fans of the scantily clad, so come down and let your freak flag fly. However, this is most definitely a show for grown-ups, so if you’re younger than 21, you’ll have to get your kicks somewhere else. NOIR runs every Friday and Saturday through Saturday, Jan. 26, and with a cast and crew like Red Light’s, you should make a point of catching a show—or two. 9 p.m. $15 advance, $20 door. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-4248297,


BOISE CLASSIC MOVIES PRESENTS: RAISING ARIZONA Humans are the exception to the rule of large numbers. If you roll a die enough times, the number of rolls resulting in one approaches the number of rolls resulting two, three, four, and so on. But as just about ever yone has obser ved, life isn’t fair and some people are just plain lucky. Now picture a scenario in which you’ve kidnapped a baby. You’ve been chased by bounty hunters, surrounded by crooks, and ultimately caught by the child’s parents—and you somehow manage to get away scot-free. Life isn’t like a roll of the dice; life is chaos. Leave it to the Coen Brothers to imagine such a scenario, call it Raising Arizona, and bring it to the big screen in all its hilarity. Hi (Nicholas Cage) is a recidivist. Ed(wina) (Holly Hunter) is a cop. When they get hitched, they discover Ed is infertile and they hatch a plan that shouldn’t work: They’ll kidnap one of the sons of a local furniture baron and raise him as their own. After absconding with the child, Hi and Ed crash into Hi’s escaped prison buddies, Hi’s new employer discovers the couple’s secret and a bounty hunter gets hot on everyone’s trail. Boise Classic Movies is presenting the comedy as part of its Coen Brothers series. To find out how Hi and Ed’s situation ends in their stolen baby becoming a football star and how Hi’s employer gets his due, check out Raising Arizona on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $11. 7 p.m. $11. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454,

SATURDAYSUNDAY JAN. 12-13 script RE-ART: LETTER FLOURISHING WITH JEANETTE ROSS Kids these days seem to have little in common with their pint-sized predecessors who, without the use of a computer, jotted down ideas by hand. Armed with an inkwell

and pen, children once spent hours hand-writing essays with perfect penmanship. Pursuits of such perfect letters are known as “letter flourishing,” the art of creating beautiful longhand from a time before Microsoft Word. It’s a craft rekindled for Boise’s modern youth in the January installment of Re-Art, a one-hour seminar for kids ages 5 to 12 to get hands-on experience with both the arts and history. The second weekend of each month, the Re-Art program provides free art

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classes taught by local artists at all four branches of the Boise Public Library. On Saturday, Jan. 12, and Sunday, Jan. 13, Jeanette Ross will lead youth through the process of creating flowing script. Dipping pens and ink, children will put letters on paper creating letters complete with curlicues and loops, while experimenting with simple ink made from crushed blueberries. In partnership with the Boise City Department of Arts and History and the city’s sesquicentennial

celebration, Boise 150, this year’s Re-Art events explore old-timey pursuits to help Boiseans get in touch with their roots. Future installments include book binding with Justinian Morton in February, and theater acting with Nick Garcia and Hollis Welsh in March. Check out for more information. Saturday, Jan. 12, 1 p.m. FREE. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., 208-5624995; 3 p.m. FREE. Library at Cole, 7557 W. Ustick Road, 208-570-6900; Sunday, Jan. 13, 1 p.m. FREE. Main Branch Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-384-4076; 3 p.m. FREE.

Library at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Road, 208-5624996;

SATURDAY JAN. 12 kid lit 2012 IDAHO WRITING CAMPS ANTHOLOGY RELEASE PARTY As years pass, time seems to move more quickly. Once occasional events and activities now race by at a pace unthinkable to youth but familiar to adults. There are few activities

that evoke this sense of time more piercingly than reading through one’s old diaries or academic papers. Those early musings that seemed comparable to Hemingway when you wrote them are now foreign and, occasionally, slightly embarrassing. Still, they held the promise of youth and provide no shortage of nostalgia for later years. That’s a feeling that the young writers of the Idaho Writing Camps—a program by The Cabin literary center—have ahead of them in the form of two bound copies of the 2012 Idaho Writing Camps Anthology. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M




Bust out the Aqua Net and get your ’80s groove on at Rock of Ages. How many resolutions have you broken already?


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ROCK OF AGES A long time ago, in a club on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip, an innocent woman met a rock ’n’ roller who would change her life forever. Or so it goes in Rock of Ages, the five-time Tony nominated glam-rock musical pitching its tent in the Morrison Center on Saturday, Jan. 12 and Sunday, Jan. 13. Featuring songs from Whitesnake, Twisted Sister, Pat Benatar and 25 other acts, Rock of Ages rewinds to 1987, when the stilettos were high and the hair was higher. Just like the Journey song “Don’t Stop Believing,” Drew was a boy from south Detroit; Sherrie was a small-town girl. After arriving in Los Angeles to follow their respective paths to fame, they meet in a frenzy of Aqua Net and excess. With a backdrop of savage guitar riffs and grown men in spray-on pants, Rock of Ages tells the story of two wide-eyed kids who come together under the neon stars in the City of Angels. The musical inspired the 2012 film of the same name starring Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin and Paul Giamatti. The story—a Los Angeles fairytale about love, business, morality and pop culture—is for parents reliving their glory days as rock ’n’ roll wannabes and their children alike. However, due to some mildly explicit content, Rock of Ages isn’t recommended for those younger than 13. Odds are they don’t want to see your totally sweet dance moves anyway, but if you must, cover their eyes or leave them at home. Saturday, Jan. 12, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 13, 1 p.m. $32.50 to $52.50. Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, 208-426-1609,

The books will be tangible reminders of a time when time itself seemed to pass more slowly. The anthology is being released with a party at Hyde Parks Books Saturday, Jan. 12, at 1 p.m. The event is seven hours



long, with every minute filled with readings, book signings and mini workshops. Volume I of the anthology is celebrated from 1-4 p.m. That volume includes writing from the Word Play, Cabin Writers, Urban Ink, Picture This and Writing Wild

BROKEN RESOLUTIONS BALL It’s hardly more than a week into 2013, and for many of us, it feels as though the person who came up with that New Year’s resolution isn’t the same person eyeing that second martini. But whether it was to steer clear of snickerdoodles or spend fewer days nursing hangovers, there’s something sort of satisfying about breaking those resolutions. Enter a post-New Year’s party with a motto that unashamedly admits what we’re all thinking: New Year’s resolutions are easy to make but exciting to break. In that spirit, Live at the Linen presents the third annual Broken Resolutions Ball at the Linen Building. Ball-goers are invited to revel in resolutions broken early and often. That is, unless your resolution was to take in more music—in which case, the Broken Resolutions Ball won’t be helping you break anything. Musicians from a cross-section of genres include folk rockers Interstate, rapper Poppa Joe, singer-songwriter Mike Quinn armed with his acoustic guitar, singer Brianne Gray, and other yet-to-be announced performers. The Broken Resolutions Ball happens Saturday, Jan. 12, and tickets cost $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Festivities kick off at 7 p.m., and refreshments include a full bar and, no-doubt, resolution-breaking Pie Hole pizza, in what serves as a chance to admit its OK to break a promise as long as its only to yourself. 7 p.m. $10 advance, $15 door. Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., 208-385-0111,

programs. Volume II takes its turn in the spotlight from 6:30-8 p.m. and includes work from the Workshop and Your Turn programs. Copies of the anthology are available for $15.99.

The ostrich is an awkward evolutionary oddity somewhere between a vulture and a velociraptor. It even sleeps awkwardly, snug as a bug with its head in the sand. But what’s so bad about that? Let he who has never closed the blinds to eliminate the morning sun or put a pillow over his head to block the sound of the alarm cast the first stone. The ostrich knows what’s up. And lucky for you, so do designers Kawamura-Ganjavian. The duo created the Ostrich Pillow—a sort of soft helmet with holes for your mouth and hands that allows you to sleep anywhere in comfort, darkness and silence—for Studio Banana Things. “Its soothing cave-like interior shelters and isolates your head and hands, perfect for a power nap,” reads the company’s website. The only drawback is it will also make you look like a total weirdo napping in public wearing a soft space helmet. But it’s not like you’ll care, because you’ll be deep in the throes of a power-nap, restfully oblivious. What will you dream of? Hopefully, more ways that we can learn from the ever wise ostrich. The pillow is available online through the company’s website,, for $99. —Josh Gross

1 p.m. FREE. Hyde Park Books, 1507 N. 13th St., 208-331-8000,

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8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY JAN. 9 Food & Drink DATE NIGHT AT CORKSCREWS—Enjoy live music and your date gets a free drink. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Corkscrews Wine Shop and Pub, 729 N. Main St., Meridian, 208-888-4049,

Abby Christensen’s pink trophy sculpture debuted at Bricolage Jan. 3.


FICTION 101 FUN AND SMOKED MEMORIES Winners of this year’s Boise Weekly Fiction 101 contest gathered at Rediscovered Bookshop First Thursday, Jan. 3, to read their tiny tales aloud and take questions from the packed crowd. According to BW’s Josh Gross, one popular question was why Fiction 101 winner Dusty Aunan wrote a story about being pen pals with Genghis Khan. “I liked the idea of reframing him as this naive and playful character, instead of as a conquering tyrant,” Aunan said. You can listen to a full podcast of the readings and Q&A at Over at Bricolage Jan. 3, BW’s Andrew Crisp scoped out Chicago transplant Abby Christensen’s new exhibition, Failure, which investigates loss and losing. “A sculpture made of found trophies painted bright pink and two numbered lists of words related to failure and success,” Crisp observed. Crisp also stopped by Flying M, where Ryan Johnson transformed the coffeeshop into Animal House, a series of paintings in ink, watercolor and acrylic. “Notable pieces included a wolf wearing a jetpack, a foppish gentleman named Sir Reginald Dabinforthe IV, and a woman with dripping red chops in ‘Strawberry Plaid,’” Crisp wrote. Down the street at the Linen Building Gallery, the new 19-person group show, Unfinished, debuted to a sizable crowd Jan. 3 despite the frigid temps. Observers perused unfinished pieces by well-known locals like Kirsten Furlong, Kelly Packer, Charles Gill and Bill Lewis, who painted at a table in the corner. For more on Unfinished, see Arts, Page 23. To cap off January’s First Thursday, BW’s Harrison Berry swung by Art Source Gallery’s second annual Tin-Stillation. “From clay cretins creeping out from Altoid tin luggage to painted Altoid tin interiors, Art Source’s Tin-stillation exhibition explored the interior spaces and exterior landscapes of the iconic metal containers,” Berry wrote. For a slideshow of all the First Thursday action, visit On Jan. 5, Black Hunger Gallery hosted the live debut of Boise improvisational electronic sound art act Memory Smoker, comprised of Alex Sprague, Benjamin Mulkey and Luke Hayhurst. “The set consisted of long rolling hums and low-end scronks backed by sparse drum sounds mutilated with echo effects,” Gross noted. “Entirely improvised, band members played off one another with long slow builds to produce an overall sound somewhere between an X-Files score and the death rattle of an extra in Tron.” Gross explained that part of what made the set interesting was how much of the band’s equipment was made by Mulkey. “His instrument of choice was a colossal patchbay analog synth he had made from an old organ. It was controlled by knobs and a joystick and topped with a bear’s head with extra cables clutched in its teeth,” Gross wrote. —Tara Morgan

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COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: DEREK RICHARD—7 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-906-0658, LIQUID LAUGHS: HEATH HARMISON—Featuring Steve Soelberg. two-for-one tickets for Thursday and Sunday shows. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379,

Food & Drink BEER AND WINE TASTINGS— Sample a rotating selection of European wines and beers. 5-8 p.m. $10. Tres Bonne Cuisine, 6555 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-658-1364,

Workshops & Classes DRAWING OR PAINTING WORKSHOP—Lee Gallery offers artists the opportunity to draw or paint using a live model or arranged still-life. 5-7 p.m. $20. Lee Gallery Boise, 409 S. Eighth St., Ste. 101, Boise, 208-3451120,

Art EXHIBITION OPENING AND BOOK SIGNING—Artist Kevin McCain and novelist Donna Cook team up for a show. This one-month exhibition features impressionist paintings of Northwest landscapes by McCain, who also created the cover illustration for wife Donna’s debut novel, Gift of the Phoenix. The author signs copies of her book, which was recently nominated for the Whitney Award. 4-7 p.m. FREE. The Gallery at Finer Frames, 164 E. State St., Ste. B, Eagle, 208-888-9898, FRIENDS NIGHT—$3 studio fees. 5-9 p.m. Ceramica, 510 W. Main St., Boise, 208-342-3822.

Sports & Fitness LINE DANCE LESSONS—Beginners to advanced dancers of all ages are invited to learn some new moves at this class. 7:309:30 p.m. $5. Broadway Dance Center, 893 E. Boise Ave., Boise, 208-794-6843.

POWER PARTY SCULPT—Get a workout with disco balls and Top 40 music and dancing. 8:15 p.m. $7. Ophidia Studio, 4464 Chinden Blvd., Ste. A, Garden City, 208-409-2403,

Kids & Teens KINDERGARTEN READINESS— Prepare your children for kindergarten. 1 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2941, OPEN GYM FOR PRESCHOOLERS AND TODDLERS—Children can enjoy slides, plastic cars, balls and hula hoops in the gym. 9-11 a.m. $1 per child. Fort Boise Community Center, 700 Robbins Road, Boise, 208-3844486, PRESCHOOL STORYTIME—Stories and fun for preschoolers. 10-11 a.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2941,

Kids & Teens

OF GRAPES AND NUTS—This spoof of two John Steinbeck novels was written by the authors of A Christmas Twist. A bank evicts the Joad family, which heads to California. 8 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000,

FAMILY FUN NIGHT—Eat snacks, play video games and watch a new release feature film. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, Lake Hazel Branch, 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise, 208-2976700,

WRONG WINDOW—A New York couple thinks it sees a neighbor do away with his wife. The bumbling witnesses sneak into their neighbor’s apartment and the fun begins. 8 p.m. $9-$12.50. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208342-5104,

Animals & Pets NESTWATCH CITIZEN SCIENCE PROGRAM—Nestwatch monitors status and trends in the reproductive biology of birds across the United States. Every year, thousands of volunteers find and monitor nests, and report their findings online at Learn all about the program and how you can make a difference. 6 p.m. FREE. MK Nature Center, 600 S. Walnut St., Boise, 208-334-2225,

Food & Drink MURDER MYSTERY DINNER SHOW—A four-course dinner paired with Wood River Cellars wines is served while the audience tries to solve the mystery of who murdered one of the players. 7 p.m. $30-$35. Woodriver Cellars, 3705 N. Hwy. 16, Eagle, 208-2869463,


Workshops & Classes Odds & Ends LADIES’ LOUNGE—Toss back some cocktails with the ladies of Boise Weekly and enjoy prize giveaways, drink specials and oh so 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, 208-331-5666,

Festivals & Events

WALK-IN GLASS STUDIO HOURS—Create fused glass artwork with a studio artist’s help. No experience necessary. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $15-$35. Fusions Glass Studio, 347 S. Edgewood Lane, Ste. 120, Eagle, 208-9381055,

BROKEN RESOLUTIONS BALL—Join musicians Interstate, Mike Quinn, Brianne Gray and Poppa Joe for an evening of live music and pizza courtesy of Pie Hole. See Picks, Page 17. 7 p.m. $10 adv., $15 door. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111,

Sports & Fitness

FRIDAY JAN. 11 Festivals & Events DAVE & BUSTER’S GRAND OPENING— Dave & Buster’s features food and drinks, interactive entertainment like shuffleboard, virtual reality and traditional carnivalstyle amusements and games of skill. Get tickets at, with proceeds going to your choice of these charities: Life’s Kitchen, Idaho Humane Society or Special Olympics Idaho. 6-11 p.m. $25. Dave & Buster’s, 546 N. Milwaukee St., Boise,

FIRE DANCING CLASSES— Learn the art of fire dancing from expert instructors in a safe environment. 6-7 p.m. $9. Ophidia Studio, 4464 Chinden Blvd., Ste. A, Garden City, 208-409-2403,

EYESPY Real Dialogue from the naked city

On Stage COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: DEREK RICHARD—7 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-906-0658, LIQUID LAUGHS: HEATH HARMISON—See Thursday. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, NOIR—Redlight Variety Show presents a night of detectives, murder, femme fatales, clowns, acrobatics, eye-candy and intrigue. In conjunction with The Fool Squad, Off Center Dance and the Frim Fram Four. See Picks, Page 16. 9 p.m. $15 adv., $20 door. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297,

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8 DAYS OUT On Stage ANNUAL WORKS-IN-PROGRESS PERFORMANCE—Join Balance alumni, including Amanda Micheletty, Graci Meier, Gracie Whyte and more, who have guest-choreographed contemporary dances. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $10, $5 students. Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-3980, theatre.

COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: DEREK RICHARD—7 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-906-0658, LIQUID LAUGHS: HEATH HARMISON—See Thursday. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379,

CD REVIEW/NOISE SPACE CAR, SPACE CAR It used to be standard practice for a band to go into a fancy studio and spend months crafting an album, making sure every note was pitch perfect, every sound and background noise was intentional. But then the indie generation brought rough edges back into vogue. On first listen, the self-titled debut from Boise’s Space Car sounds like it takes DIY a step further, simply plopping a microphone down into the middle of a drinking session or a backyard campfire and hitting “record.” “Me and Jonesy / we got tunes, yeah / and we really aren’t that bad,” Space Car sings on the opening track, “Let’s Go 2 a Show.” “Pamelamalamalama Anderson / I just need those panties in my muthalovin’ mouth now,” they sing on “Pamelama.” To say Tenacious D is an influence might already be the understatement of the young year. However, further listening makes it clear the mildly comical, occasionally crass acoustic guitar-based shoutalongs are anything but accidental. The songs are tied together with a series of skits presenting the album like a radio show, taking calls and answering questions with songs. The clap-and-shaker percussion is just where it needs to be, and there is only a din of background chatter when the band wants it there. Though Space Car sings that its songs “really aren’t that bad,” I’d argue some of them are actually quite good. The band’s members spent months honing their sound, not in clubs or a studio, but busking on the streets of Old Town Boise. And the album matches that sound and vibe of having to compete for attention against street noise and alcohol with nothing but personality. However, the limited instrumentation and numerous skits start to get a little tedious as the album goes on, especially with repeated listening. Because music is funny, doesn’t mean it’s a joke. And the fundamentals of the songs on Space Car’s debut are stronger than many of the jokes. But the overall presentation of the album comes across more as a piece of long-form comedy than a musical album, something that works better in some places than others. —Josh Gross WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

NOIR—See Friday. 9 p.m. $15 adv., $20 door. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, OF GRAPES AND NUTS—See Thursday. 7:30 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000, PLAYGIRL PRESENTS MAGIC MIKE SHOW—Find out where the beef is as these sexy men bring the heat with their raw muscle and striptease routines. 9 p.m. $20-$50. Revolution Concert House and Event Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-938-2933, ROCK OF AGES—This five-time Tony nominated musical love story features songs from Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake and more. Tickets are available at the Morrison Center box office, all Select-ASeat outlets and at idahotickets. com. See Picks, Page 17. 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. $32.50-$52.50. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4261609, WRONG WINDOW—See Friday. 8 p.m. $9-$12.50. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104,

Auditions INHERIT THE WIND—The production is looking for 20 men and 10 women ages 20 to 60; two boys, girl ages 12 to 15. No appointment or preparation required. Contact with questions. Noon. FREE. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-3425104,

Screen BOISE CLASSIC MOVIES PRESENTS RAISING ARIZONA—Hi and Ed kidnap a baby in this Coen Brothers comedy. 7 p.m. $9. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-3450454, THE COLOR OF CONSCIENCE— This documentary tells the story of the modern human-rights movement in Idaho, honing in on the small group of citizens who confronted and bankrupted the Aryan Nations. 6:30 p.m. FREE. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2201 Woodlawn Ave., Boise, 208-344-5731,

Workshops & Classes WALK-IN GLASS STUDIO HOURS—Create your own fused glass artwork with the help of a studio artist. No experience necessary and all ages are welcome. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $15$35. Fusions Glass Studio, 347 S. Edgewood Lane, Ste. 120, Eagle, 208-938-1055,

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8 DAYS OUT VINTAGE SWING DANCE— Learn classic Lindy Hop moves. All ages welcome and no partner required. 8 p.m. $5. Heirloom Dance Studio, 765 Idaho St., Boise, 208-871-6352,


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Kids & Teens

IDAHO WRITING CAMPS ANTHOLOGY RELEASE PARTY—Celebrate the release of The Cabin’s Words Work Wonders anthology. The release party begins at 1 p.m., with readings by authors during the day. See Picks, Page 16. 1-8 p.m. FREE. Hyde Park Books, 1507 N. 13th St., Boise, 208-429-8220,

KINDERGARTEN READINESS— See Thursday. 1 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2941,

RE-ART: LETTER FLOURISHING—See Saturday. 1-2 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-3844200; Library at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-562-4996;

BELLY DANCE CLASSES—Beginner-level belly dance classes. 6 p.m. $12. Ophidia Studio, 4464 Chinden Blvd., Ste. A, Garden City, 208-409-2403,

OPEN GYM FOR PRESCHOOLERS AND TODDLERS—See Thursday. 9-11 a.m. $1 per child. Fort Boise Community Center, 700 Robbins Road, Boise, 208384-4486,

NOISE/CD REVIEW THE DIRTY MOOGS, PETER GOES TO LAW SCHOOL During his 2012 SXSW keynote speech about the fracturing of music into endless sub-genres, rock legend Bruce Springsteen asked the question, “What the fuck is Nintendo-core?” “Sidescroller,” the opening track on Peter Goes to Law School, the debut EP by Boise/Moscow band The Dirty Moogs, would be a good response. The driving beat and chirping melody sounds like it’s plucked straight from a classic Nintendo game. But rather than playing on an endless loop that makes you crazy as you repeatedly fail to make the leap across the chasm or kick the turtle in the face, it skips along for the requisite three minutes then ends, allowing it to thrive as a driving low-fi electronic pop song. Later on the album, “Sidescroller Boss Fight Remix,” really ramps up the video game nostalgia. Children of the ’80s might look over their shoulders to be sure Dr. Wily isn’t about to ambush them from behind. However, the bulk of Peter Goes to Law School leans more toward pop than video games, blending the sounds of 1960s experiments in electronic music with modern songwriting and song structures. It’s more Kraftwerk than The Faint, but there are definite comparisons to early Depeche Mode. The catchiest number on the disc is the second track, “Tight Tight Pants,” which drops straightforward major chords over a dance beat and a gargle of a bassline, frosting the concoction with catchy lyrics about the perils of tight pants; “How do you romance?” The slower pace and watery texture of “Julie’s an Android” is also quite catchy. The four songs and two remixes on Peter Goes to Law School don’t switch things up much stylistically from track to track, part of the trappings of building a band (and brand) around a particular instrument (the Moog synthesizer). Though Peter Goes to Law School is only an EP, there is obvious care put into the details, which makes it a satisfying listen that feels more substantial and developed than the average EP. —Josh Gross

PARENTS NIGHT OUT—A night of fun fitness-based activities for boys and girls ages 5-12. Featuring Planet Kid indoor playground, rock climbing, inflatables, gym games, team building, running, jumping and bouncing. 6-11 p.m. $18 per child. Wings Center of Boise, 1875 Century Way, Boise, 208-376-3641, wingscenter. com. RE-ART: LETTER FLOURISHING—Jeanette Ross will instruct students ages 5-12 on the art form. Visit for more info. See Picks, Page 16. 1-2 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, 208-562-4995; Library at Cole and Ustick, 7557 W. Ustick Road, Boise, 208-570-6900,

Odds & Ends BOOMER SHACK—Enjoy dance lessons from Martha Bradford at 9:15 p.m. and live music by the Triple R Band until 2 a.m. Between sets, ballroom dance to DJ music. 9 p.m. $8. Limelight, 3575 E. Copper Point Way, Meridian, 208-898-9425. CLUB ISH—Club night created for plus-sized women and the men who adore them. Featuring DJs, a full bar and a VIP area. 9 p.m. $5. Quarter Barrel, 4902 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-322-3430. CONTRA DANCING—Join the fun for an evening of contra dancing with the band The Bru. Partners not required and beginners are welcome. Dress comfortably, with non-marking shoes. Smoke- and alcohol-free. 7:30 p.m. $8. Broadway Dance Center, 893 E. Boise Ave., Boise, 208-794-6843.

SUNDAY JAN. 13 On Stage LIQUID LAUGHS: HEATH HARMISON—See Thursday. Two-for-one tickets. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379, ROCK OF AGES—See Saturday. 1 p.m. $32.50-$52.50. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4261609,

Auditions INHERIT THE WIND—See Saturday. Noon. FREE. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104,

MONDAY JAN. 14 Workshops & Classes SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASSES—Learn the traditional social dancing of Scotland. Each class includes full instruction for the dances to be danced that night. Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary. Hosted by The Thistle & Ghillies Scottish Country Dancers. 7:15 p.m. $6. Eagle Performing Arts Center, 1125 E. State St., Eagle, 208-338-4633,

WALK-IN GLASS STUDIO HOURS—See Wednesday. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. $15-$35. Fusions Glass Studio, 347 S. Edgewood Lane, Ste. 120, Eagle, 208-9381055,

Sports & Fitness


CURVESQUE—Curvesque is designed to widdle your middle and accentuate your curves. Break a sweat with easy-to-learn danceinspired moves and reconnect with your feminine side through lots of fluid movements. For women only. 7-8 p.m. $9. Ophidia Studio, 4464 Chinden Blvd., Ste. A, Garden City, 208-409-2403,

ESPECIALLY FOR SENIORS— Senior guests (age 62 and older) receive free admission all day, plus a guided talk of the current exhibit. 2 p.m. FREE. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330,

POWER PARTY SCULPT—See Thursday. 8:15 p.m. $7. Ophidia Studio, 4464 Chinden Blvd., Ste. A, Garden City, 208-409-2403,

Calls to Artists BOISE WEEKLY COVER ART SUBMISSIONS—Each week’s cover of Boise Weekly is a piece of work from a local artist. BW pays $150 for published covers. One stipulation of publication is that the piece be donated to BW’s annual charity art auction in November. Proceeds from the auction are reinvested in the local arts community through a series of private grants for which all artists are eligible to apply. To submit your artwork for BW’s cover, bring it to BWHQ at 523 Broad St. All mediums are accepted. Thirty days from your submission date, your work will be ready for pick up if it’s not chosen to be featured on the cover. Work not picked up within six weeks of submission will be discarded. For more information contact Art Director Leila Rader at or 208344-2055. Boise Weekly, 523 Broad St., Boise, 208-344-2055,



Food & Drink DATE NIGHT AT CORKSCREWS—See Wednesday. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Corkscrews Wine Shop and Pub, 729 N. Main St., Meridian, 208-888-4049,


TUESDAY JAN. 15 Festivals & Events IDAHO WRITERS GUILD LITERARY LUNCH—Bruce DeLaney, co-owner of Rediscovered Books, will discuss the business of writing as it relates to the business of selling books: the effect of ebooks, the influence of the large book chains including Amazon, and the outlook for the independent bookstore. Network with writers and others in the literary community and get rejuvenated. 11:30 a.m. FREE. Smoky Mountain Pizza and Pasta, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208429-0011, smokymountainpizza. com.



Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit 1 to 9. For strategies on how to solve Sudoku, visit Go to and look under odds and ends for the answers to this week’s puzzle. And don’t think of it as cheating. Think of it more as simply double-checking your answers.


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GUIDE LIQUID LABS—Featuring D Ron Groove and Mixstress Morningstar. 9:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid



B-4 ZERO—7 p.m. FREE. Crusty’s BARBARA LAING AND KAILEY JACK—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge BOURBON DOGS—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian BURLEY GRIMES—9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s CARTER FREEMAN—9 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle DAN COSTELLO—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown FRANK MARRA—With Steve Eaton and Phil Garonzik. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers


RYAN WISSINGER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid



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

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

JOHNNY SHOES—8 p.m. FREE. High Note Cafe

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

LBC—8 p.m. $13-$30. Knitting Factory MYKE SANCHEZ—7 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s


REBECCA SCOTT—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub

TRILL WEDNESDAYS—With Big Ups and STZBLV. 10 p.m. FREE. Reef



WILSON ROBERTS—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown

BUDDY AND THE BB’S—6 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s


BUDDY AND THE BB’S—6 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s

KEANE—With Youngblood Hawke. 8 p.m. $32-$65. Knitting Factory

POSSUM LIVIN BAND—9:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid

REBECCA SCOTT—6:30 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow


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

IDAHO SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE—With Kenny Saunders, Jack Loyd Gish and Douglas Cameron. 8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper

DOUGLAS CAMERON—7 p.m. FREE. Whole Foods

CHUCK SMITH—With Dan Costello Trio. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers DJ MIGHTY DELTA ONE—11:30 p.m. FREE. Varsity

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

THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. $5. Buffalo Club SHERPA—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye SWEET BRIAR—9 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle TERRY JONES—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

GAYLE CHAPMAN—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid 22

DAN COSTELLO—With John Jones Trio. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers DJ MIGHTY DELTA ONE—11:30 p.m. FREE. Varsity

ROSE’S PAWN SHOP, JAN. 13, NEUROLUX Rose’s Pawn Shop began with two of American music’s greatest themes: heartbreak and larceny. Singer-songwriter Paul Givant’s jilted lover swiped his instruments and sold them to a local pawn shop to teach him a thing or two, but the biggest thing he gleaned from that experience was a great name for his band. Givant rode that band to critical praise, with opening slots for Jack White and The Raconteurs and two killer albums of revved up bluegrass that bleeds America from its bloodied fingertips. Beneath the fiddles, the furious banjo and vocal harmonies are elements of The Stray Cats and Social Distortion but with the Bill Monroe knob cranked up. That the band’s Appalachian-esque sound arose from the sun-baked asphalt of Los Angeles is nothing short of a miracle. And like all true miracles, devout believers in the power of music should make a pilgrimage to see it. —Josh Gross

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

With Deviant Kin, 9 p.m., $5. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., 208-343-0886,

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BIG WOW—9 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle BRANDON PRITCHETT—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub BROCK BARTEL—6 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s CHRISTINA WARREN—7 p.m. FREE. Woodriver Cellars FRANK MARRA—With Sidecar 3. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

GEOGRAPHER, JAN. 16, NEUROLUX Though San Francisco trio Geographer wields traditional indie-rock staples like guitar and bass, the band does most of its exploring with bouncy bouts of synth and cello. Cellist Nathan Blaz and drummer Brian Ostreicher man an array of synth boards, but it’s frontman Mike Deni’s falsetto that makes Geographer’s music dreamlike. All of these elements combine to form both the cheery, dance-groove tracks on the band’s 2010 EP, Animal Shapes, and the more brooding, melancholic numbers on its 2012 full-length, Myth. On the song, “Kites,” Deni sings: “Pile lover upon lover / ‘til we’re covered with skin.” After early successes, Geographer signed with New York’s Modern Art Records in 2011 and played Austin, Texas’s SXSW in 2012. Now the gang is charting a path to Boise’s Neurolux, Wednesday, Jan. 16. —Andrew Crisp With On An On and Hollow Wood. 7 p.m., $10 adv., $12 door. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., 208-343-0886,

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GAYLE CHAPMAN—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid IDAHO SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE—With John Cazan, Coleman & Reed and Sam Lay. 8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper KEN HARRIS AND RICO WEISMAN—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill OLD DOGS AND PUPPIES—9 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge RANDY ROGERS BAND—With Wade Bowen. 8:30 p.m. $10$20. Knitting Factory

BRANDON PRITCHETT—7 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle

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

DUCK CLUB PRESENTS: GEOGRAPHER—With On An On and Hollow Wood. See Listen Here, this page. 7 p.m. $10 adv., $12 door. Neurolux

PUNK MONDAY—8 p.m. $3. Liquid Sun Blood Stories SUN BLOOD STORIES—With Iconoplasty and Phantahex. 7 p.m. $3. Neurolux TAUGE & FAULKNER—9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

SUNDAY JAN. 13 ALTURAS—8 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s


JIM LEWIS—6 p.m. FREE. Lulu’s ROSE’S PAWN SHOP—With Deviant Kin. See Listen Here, Page 21. 9 p.m. $5, Neurolux


TERRI EBERLEIN—10:15 a.m. FREE. Berryhill

THE COUNTRY CLUB—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

JIM LEWIS—6 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek Grill-Vista LIQUID LABS—Featuring D Ron Groove and Mixstress Morningstar. 9:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid


MATT HOPPER—7 p.m. FREE. Crusty’s


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

REILLY COYOTE—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye

RYAN WISSINGER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid

WITH CHILD—With Tim Andreae, Sleepy Seahorse and DJ Daphne Stanford. 7 p.m. $3. Neurolux


BEN BURDICK—Noon. FREE. Grape Escape

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

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


WEDNESDAY JAN. 16 BARBARA LAING AND KAILEY JACK—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge BOURBON DOGS—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown

PAUL DRAGONE—6 p.m. FREE. Shangri-La

SUMMER BEACH BLAST—With the Rocci Johnson Band. 9:30 p.m. FREE. Hannah’s TRILL WEDNESDAYS—With Big Ups and STZBLV. 10 p.m. FREE. Reef TRAVIS WARD—6:30 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow WILSON ROBERTS—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian



UNFINISHED BUSINESS Linen Building hosts unfinished works by 19 Idaho artists TARA MORGAN

Rachel Teannalach’s watercolor landscapes are Pottery Barn-approved.


In the sun-drenched Gallery at the Linen Building Jan. 2, artists Amy O’Brien and Eli Craven sat casually conversing, no trace of panic in their measured tones. Nearby, a glass-topped worktable shouldered an assortment of neatly placed tools, and dozens of unframed pieces were pinned or clipped with delicate precision to the surrounding walls. It was the day before the group exhibition, Ted Apel’s clicking switches are a sound addition to Unfinished. Unfinished, opened at the Linen Building, and little was left unfinished. For a show that features uncompleted works from 19 Idaho art“What I had been doing here was painting rotting away; and for Kirsten Furlong, it’s an ists and was organized in two short months, what was going on inside my body without assortment of felted animal adornments. this was no small feat. knowing it. … I was basically pointing at For many of life’s undertakings, there’s a In early October 2012, Black Hunger places where pain was.” logical and immutable end. But with art, that members Craven and Maria Chavez struck up His psychologist explained that when he line is more tenuous. a conversation about unfinished artwork with completes the piece, he might find resolution “Work I consider unfinished is work that Modern Art co-organizer O’Brien. to his pain. I still want to fix,” Kelly Packer wrote in an “I have so many things lying around or “This is part of why it’s not finished: I’m artist statement for the show. “It’s work that tucked away, where I don’t know how to take a little intimidated by it. … That’s a difficult leaves me unsettled and anxious.” it further or I didn’t know I what I was doing thing to just decide it’s done. And then what? Lewis defined it more abstractly: “A relain the first place and I didn’t feel confident When do I start feeling better?” Jensen-Lindtionship with an ambiguous ending: a barely enough to wrap it up,” said Craven. sey asked. acknowledged regret: evidence of aborted en“I have a lot of stuff that’s unfinished,” But not all of the pieces in the show carry gagement: a relentless nagging: an interrupted Chavez added. “I’ve always felt like I had such weight. Sound artist Ted Apel offered journey: a dormant seed.” more than everybody, but I think a lot of a jumbled Styrofoam box full of electrical Elijah Jensen-Lindsey penned an astute people feel that.” switches. aphorism: “Art is a perfect expression of the “And then we started to think about, “Ted Apel’s is sort of unfinished because he imperfect soul; a task no one is suited for. A ‘What do other artists have in their studios?’” never knew what to do with these items in the defeat instigated before the battle has even O’Brien said. “We made a list and started apbox,” explained Craven. “He bought all these begun.” proaching people and did studio visits.” sound switches; they’re the kind of switches Standing before his large, psychedelic The trio stopped by a number of artthat you would install into a clapper. … When mixed-media painting, “Sacred Bone,” Jensenists’ studios to sift through their unfinished you hook them together, they make a little Lindsey let out a weighty sigh. work. While artist Charles Gill’s old projects clicking noises.” “I wouldn’t be showing this to anyone if were fairly organized—he inked the words Amid the bustle of bundled First Thursdayit wasn’t in the context of the show at all. “Abandoned 6/22/04” authoritatively across goers at the show’s opening Jan. 3, Apel’s … The reason is because it was really an one folder—Bill Lewis gave the trio free rein emotional piece; all of this was happening sub- faint clicks could just be made out—like quiet to rummage through old flat file drawers full raindrops on a metal roof. consciously,” Jensen-Lindsey explained. of unfinished work, pulling out piles of paintSurveying the gallery space, Chavez’ face lit Jensen-Lindsey started “Sacred Bone” with splashed papers. up with a smile. an obsessive fury in 2010, after a car accident “There were a lot of people that actually “I’ve just been so excited ever since the shattered his body and took his do destroy things that they’re work started arriving that it just hasn’t faded,” mother’s life. not happy with, or paint over,” Chavez beamed. “I’m really happy; I love the “I was painting this, and in said O’Brien. “But what we Unfinished runs through diversity of artists and the diversity of their the middle of it, my body just were interested in were the Thursday, Feb. 28. started shutting down. Muscles, maturity and the different media, as well.” things that they didn’t destroy THE GALLERY AT THE Ultimately, Chavez, Craven and O’Brien just everything was not workbut that they couldn’t finish for LINEN BUILDING were reassured to learn that other working ing right and I was in constant some reason, things that they 1402 Grove. St., artists experience similar difficulties in their pain and I couldn’t get out of would hang on to.” 208-385-0111, creative processes. bed,” Jensen-Lindsey said. “My Glance around the gallery “Sometimes you feel that there are people body had basically revolted space, and it’s easy to see that out there that have figured out a method of against me, so I put the piece the interpretation of Unfinworking where they just get stuff done; they away, and then I revived it recently when I ished varies wildly. For Troy Passey, it’s a just crank it out. And you’re like, ‘How did was starting to meet with a psychologist.” few paintings missing his signature phrases they do that?’” Chavez said. “But then you Jensen-Lindsey realized that he had unconlayered over the top; for Brooke Burton, it’s find that they struggle, as well.” sciously been painting his inner pain. a shrink-wrapped still life of apples quietly

Big news blew in Jan. 2 from the snowfrosted Wood River Valley, when Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Ketchum announced a merger with theater troupe Company of Fools, based in Hailey. Kristin Poole, the Center’s executive co-director and artistic director, said the merger would add a “fourth leg” to the arts organization’s programming, while maintaining the Company of Fools’ name and location at the Liberty Theatre. “So often we deal with topics that have such a great crossover in theater, it felt like we should be using that to explore some of the same ideas,” said Kristine Bretall, SVCA’s director of marketing and performing arts. According to Bretall, the two organizations were in talks for as long as 18 months. The merger will allow the consolidation of fundraising and operational procedures, while continuing to focus on programming, education and community outreach missions, according to officials. COF core company artists John Glenn and Denise Simone will continue to manage theater productions, performances and education programs, while the Center’s executive co-directors Poole and Sally Boettger will continue their leadership roles. “For us, planning-wise, it’s really great to be able to work together on a more ongoing basis,” said Bretall. “It’s the difference between having a friend you see every day to having a pen pal.” Closer to home in Eagle, the Gallery at Finer Frames, 164 E. State St., welcomes a creative duo for a joint exhibition opening Thursday, Jan. 10. The pair includes painter Kevin McCain and his wife, writer Donna Cook. McCain paints Northwest landscapes, as well as the bright red bird that graces the cover of Cook’s book, Gift of the Phoenix. Her novel will be on sale alongside McCain’s paintings, with the author on hand to sign copies from 4-7 p.m. In the online world, work by Idaho artist Rachel Teannalach was picked up by international home furnishing company Pottery Barn. According to the artist, her 24 landscape watercolors, now for sale on the Pottery Barn website, are inspired by Northern California and Idaho. The pieces were selected for inclusion among work by 13 other artists, and Teannalach will also have work for sale in the Pottery Barn catalog in the future. —Andrew Crisp


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LISTINGS/SCREEN Special Screenings


BOISE CLASSIC MOVIES PRESENTS RAISING ARIZONA—Hi (Nicolas Cage) and Edwina (Holly Hunter) are two desperate wannabe parents who steal a child, get in trouble with Hi’s escaped colleagues from prison and find a bounty hunter on their trail in this Coen Brothers comedy, which also stars Trey Wilson, John Goodman and William Forsythe. (R) Saturday, Jan. 12, 7 p.m. $9. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-3450454,

THE COLOR OF CONSCIENCE—This documentary, produced by Marcia Franklin, tells the story of the modern human-rights movement in Idaho. It focuses on the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations, formed in 1981 to confront the messages and activities of the white supremacist group, Aryan Nations. (NR) Saturday, Jan. 12, 6:30 p.m. FREE. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2201 Woodlawn Ave., Boise, 208-344-5731,


Violence dominates the big screen this weekend.

HOLLYWOOD’S DEADLY DANCE Three films filled with violence vary in their sincerity A HAUNTED HOUSE—This Marlon Wayans spoof on the Paranormal Activity franchise follows newlyweds as they discover their dream house is haunted. When Malcolm Johnson (Wayans) learns that his wife, Kisha (Essence Atkins), is possessed by spirits, he uses a priest and ghost hunters to save her. (R) Opens Friday, Jan. 11. Edwards 9, 11, 14, 22.

A ROYAL AFFAIR—The Queen of Denmark, Caroline Matilda (Alicia Vikander), has an affair with her husband’s physician, Johann Friedrich Struensee (Mads Mikkelsen), and together they reform laws and benefit the people of Denmark. (R) Opens Friday, Jan. 11. The Flicks.

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GEORGE PRENTICE scenes, promises third-rate dialogue (“Back With three new blockbusters, Americans home I was a gangster, now I’m God”), will have a unique opportunity to send a Depression-era jazz, finely coiffed cops and message to the gatekeepers of our popular culture. Hundreds of thousands of moviego- bad girls with hearts of gold. But make no mistake, the movie is ers will choose to invest about guns, lots of guns: in three films—Gangster GANGSTER SQUAD (R) pistols, shotguns, tommy Squad, Zero Dark Thirty Directed by Ruben Fleischer guns. Guns are used when and Django Unchained— dialogue fails, and it apeach blood-soaked and Starring Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling parently fails often here. and Josh Brolin spinning on a different “We’re going to war!” axis of violence. We can Opens Friday, Jan. 11, screams Josh Brolin as Sgt. no longer dismiss such at Edwards 9, 22 John O’Mara. treatises as simply movGangster Squad’s ies. Our support for films ZERO DARK THIRTY (R) sappy script is an insult such as these portend our Directed by Kathryn Bigelow to anyone who has worn social nature. a uniform (police or Sean Penn, hidden Starring Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton and Chris Pratt soldier), which approprisomewhere beneath a riately brings us to another diculous amount of prosOpens Friday, Jan. 11, at Edwards 9, 22 Friday, Jan. 11 nationwide thetics as 1940s mobster release: Zero Dark Thirty, Mickey Cohen, scowls one of the best films of into the camera lens in DJANGO UNCHAINED (R) this—or any—year. the trailer for the soonDirected by Quentin Tarantino Zero Dark Thirty to-be-released Gangster Starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz has made its way to the Squad and mumbles to a and Leonardo DiCaprio nation’s front pages of trembling victim, “You’re Currently playing at Edwards 9, 22 late, criticized by some going to be begging for a members of the U.S. Senbullet before it’s over.” ate Select Committee on Gangster Squad, Intelligence, who said the film’s scenes of already pulled from two prior theatritorture are misleading. I must admit that cal releases due to re-editing of violent

when I hear such claptrap from our intelligence community (and I use the oxymoron cautiously), my sense is that Zero Dark Thirty probably cuts closer to the truth’s core than Washington, D.C.’s cognescenti can tolerate. The film does not favor torture by any means but portrays the events—as related by CIA sources—that led to the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden. It’s a densely detailed examination of humanity’s most violent inclinations and how some readily wreak havoc on the body and soul of a prisoner to cull information. The film is bookended by despair (Sept. 11, 2001) and terror (the downfall of bin Laden) and cannot be missed. It’s terribly violent, but Zero Dark Thirty is an examination of our own mental landscapes in an age of terror. Which leads us to Django Unchained, also begging for our dollars at the local cineplex. This tasteless bloodbath is more ludicrous than lurid and therein lies its soul: Quentin Tarantino’s increased desire to exploit rather than explain. Ripe with racism, Django represents everything that is wrong with the pulp fiction that Tarantino continues to pump out. He, nor any other filmmaker, gets a free pass to make our culture more violent by masking carnage as a carnival. It’s shameful. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

FOOD/BEERGUZZLER REVIEW/FOOD Restaurants get one chance to hit BW with their best shot. LEILA R AM ELLA- R ADER


The holidays are gone, but the cold weather is just starting to really kick in. Fortunately, a few new brews that are per fect for the winter weather have just arrived in the valley. Two from the Bend, Ore., standout brewer y Deschutes put the emphasis on the hops, which is no big surprise for a Northwest brewer y. The third is a unique ale from the venerable Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Second location sticks to the formula TARA MORGAN Fresh Off the Hook is a bit of a misnomer. Like the perennial Best of Boise winner’s original location on Milwaukee Street, most of the fare at Fresh Off the Hook at BODO is fried or covered in a ranchy, tartary, buttery sauce. But while that might not make the spot “fresh,” in a lean, lemon-kissed kind of way, it does make it delicious—something that has garnered a die-hard following. Fresh Off the Hook at BODO, which ocbowl of ranch. The fries had a light Funyuncupies the former Gandolfo’s New York Deli esque aftertaste, and the whole affair packed space, is a notable aesthetic upgrade from the the caloric punch of a full meal. original’s seaside-shack-squeezed-into-a-stripA grilled salmon sandwich mall feel. Large upholstered ($9.99 for half, served with booths occupy the Broad Streetsoup), glistened with a garlicky facing side of the restaurant FRESH OFF THE HOOK butter sheen. The crispy perimwhile a cluster of wooden tables AT BODO eter gave way to a flaky, moist lit by large Eighth Street-facing 401 S. Eighth St. interior between bites of crisp windows hold down the more 208-343-0220 romaine, a slather of tartar and charming back area. slightly doughy focaccia. The The restaurant offers a accompanying shrimp tomato nearly identical menu to its bisque, with warm hunks of tomato swimming original location—fish and chips, calamari strips, steamers, hot seafood salad—with a few in a cream broth with a couple of bay shrimp, was a satisfying foil to the bundled BODO notable exceptions. The green bean fries ($4.99) arrived fried to crowds shivering outside the window that blustery winter afternoon. a dense, dark brown clustered around a thick

Net a tasty meal at Fresh Off the Hook at BODO.

My dining companion’s plate of mahi mahi fish tacos ($10.99)—one grilled and the other fried—was equally warming. A rivulet of lime-cilantro dressing dripped from the flour tortilla with each mouthful of tangy grilled fish, shredded cabbage, diced tomato, cheese and guacamole. The fried version was less satisfying, with a light batter that sponged up the creamy dressing to a doughy effect. As our server brought out two cups of complementary rainbow sorbet, it was clear that Fresh Off the Hook at BODO hasn’t strayed far from the original location’s successful formula. But whether that formula will translate in BODO—with another seafood house a short cast away and neighboring restaurants serving similar menu items—is yet to be seen.

NEWS/FOOD The new location is expected to open in February. And speaking of Facebook updates, Angell’s Bar and Grill posted Meridian’s new craft beer haus, Slanted Rock Brewing Company, a somber goodbye Jan. 4 after an Idaho Statesman article announced hosted its grand opening Dec. 31 at 2374 E. Cinema Drive, Ste. 100. that the upscale downtown staple would be closing after three decades Founded by Bob Lonseth and Vincent Melchor, the brewery slings sigin business. nature suds like the Initial Point IPA, Iron Butt red ale, Afternoon Delight “After 31 years, Angell’s will be closing its doors Jan. 31. So and Silhouette dark ale. come help us celebrate one last big hoorah on Jan. 26. Tauge and The brewery also features a taproom offering Slanted Rock and Faulkner will be playing at 7:30 [p.m.] We would love all our past and other craft brews. The taproom is open Tuesday-Thursday, 4-9 p.m., present guests, employees and friends and Friday-Saturday, noon-10 p.m. to come help send us off the only way For more info on the brewery, visit we know how.” And in more upbeat news, Luciano’s Moving from beer to its college dorm Italian Restaurant has opened on the buddy, pizza, the local late-night cheese Boise Bench at 11 N. Orchard St. The chain Pie Hole announced it’s packing up American-Italian eater y offers house its dough and moving from 726 N. Main specials like shrimp scampi linguine St. in Meridian to a new location one and seafood risotto, along with grinders, block north, at the intersection of Main pastas and pizzas. The joint also dishes and Pine streets. up an array of rich desserts, including “We are excited to share this news, tiramisu and New York cheese cake. and will be adding many new amenities Luciano’s is open Monday-Thursday to our hip/casual concept. Look for new from 11 a.m.-10 p.m., and Friday-Saturday patio spaces, a larger dining area, and we from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. For more info, visit will have a rooftop party deck looking over Main Street,” Pie Hole Meridian posted on Angell’s Bar and Grill is closing its doors after 31 years. —Tara Morgan its Facebook page.





DESCHUTES RED CHAIR NORTHWEST PALE ALE What makes this a Northwest pale ale? If you guessed bigger hops, take a bow. This copper-hued ale with a thin head weighs in at a hefty 60 International Bitterness Units. Still, it’s a beautifully balanced brew with a nice combo of aromas: floral citrus, sweet malt, fruity hops. This brew goes down smooth and easy, with creamy malt, lively but not overly bitter hops, and touches of grain, blood orange and pine. This pick is delightfully delicious. DESCHUTES HOP HENGE EXPERIMENTAL IPA This frothy ale is a translucent gold in color with crisp, clean, heady hop aromas backed by bright citrus, biscuit and malt. This one is surprisingly well behaved for a brew that’s rated at 95 IBUs. Yes, the hop profile is big and bold, but it’s only moderately bitter, with the creamy, caramel-laced malt and sweet tropical fruit keeping things in balance. The persistent finish offers soft pine and citrus zest. This beer is a solid effort in a 22-ounce bottle. SIERRA NEVADA RUTHLESS RYE Last year’s version left me asking, “Where’s the rye?” Apparently, they were stockpiling it for this year’s brew, which is a lovely, honey brown pour with a two-finger head that fades quickly. The resiny hop and dried grain aromas are soft and subtle. The rye kicks in on the palate, coloring it from start to finish and is surrounded by layers of pine, bitter hops that grow in intensity with each sip, and reserved malt and citrus. —David Kirkpatrick

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HIRING PT MASSEUSE High income potential. No exp. preferred. Will train. If you think you are intuitive, compassionate & will make your clientele a priority contact Toni. 340-8377.

1/2 hr. $15. FULL BODY. Hot oil, 24/7. I travel. 880-5772. New website Male Only. Private Boise studio. Amy, CMT. $75/hr. 375-2346. Cold Outside? Come in for a Massage! 322 Lake Lowell. Betty 283-7830.

MASSAGE BY GINA Full Body Treatment/Relaxation, Pain Relief & Tension Release. Call 908-3383. THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE Experienced massage therapist who enjoys healing others. $30/ half hr,. $55/hr., $125/2 hrs. Please call Petra 208-658-6587.





Hot tub available, heated table, hot oil full-body Swedish massage. Total seclusion. Days/Eves/Weekends. Visa/Master Card accepted, Male only. 866-2759. FULL BODY MASSAGE Experienced Certified Massage Therapist. $40 for 60 mins. & $60 for 90 mins. Call or text Richard at 208-695-9492.

These pets can be adopted at the Idaho Humane Society.


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BW MASSAGE A awesome full body massage by male in home studio with flat shower. $50/hr. 841-1320. Terry. Tantra sessions available with Jamie. 440-4321. ULM 340-8377.

Deep tissue Swedish. Full body: $50/hr., $40/half hr. Foot Massage: $25/hr., $20/half hr. 7 days a week. 9am-10pm. 626-3454266. 320 N. Orchard St. MASSAGE BY LIZ $50/1 hr., $75/1.5 hr. & $100/2 hr. (most popular). Unique style of massage, blending several influences to tailor each session to your needs. I balance targeted pressure with long, flowing movements in order to create an overall sense of well-being & relaxation. Sessions are full-body. My specialty is neck & shoulder work. Incall or out-call, 9am to 9pm start times every day. Liz 901-0511.

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CHARLIE: 3-yearold male domestic shorthair. Large, playful cat. Just a big kitten in personality. Litterboxtrained. (Kennel 01#18827170)

CARA: 1-year-old female Chihuahua/pug mix. Fiesty and full of herself. Young dog with lots of wiggle and wag. Energy to burn. (Kennel 405- #18740541)

MAXIMUS: 1-year-old male Australian kelpie mix. Very active. Needs to learn manners. Knows several commends. (Kennel 401#15982962)

SABLE: 8-month-old male domestic medium hair. Fiesty, active cat who tries to grab your attention. Litterboxtrained. (Kennel 06#18018638)

VANESSA: 1-year-old female domestic medium hair. Affectionate, gentle cat. Petite in size and a meow to match. (Kennel 13#17993518)

BODIE: 6-month-old male Lab/border collie mix. Friendly with other dogs. Lots of puppy energy. Best with older children. (Kennel 301#18741116)

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

PERCY: Silky smooth, young boy seeks a warm lap.


DUNCAN: I’m a hands- TRIA: With three legs, on cat—meaning, I love I’m a little shy. A little being petted. love is all I need.

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HAVE A STUDIO? Let us know. Boise Weekly wants to spread the word. Email: MOVING INTO STILLNESS Join this All Levels class for a vigorous physical practice. This class will be begin with pranayama (breathwork) & asana (posture) practice & will end with at least 20 mins. of seated meditation. 338-5430. MUUV Yoga in an incredible setting on the Boise River: Vinyasa Flow with Jenny Lewis is a fun, challenging class to build strength, body, mind, spirit. Your first class is free, visit to sign up! YOGA TREE OF BOISE New members $30/30 days. Come find your yoga! YOGA Teacher training starting soon in the North End. Call or text for details. 208-440-6344.

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34 Two bottled liquids kept in a cabinet? 37 Language that is mostly monosyllabic 39 Lifeguard’s skill, for short 40 Suffix with direct 41 Some red spots 44 Early education 47 Champion model maker at the county fair? 53 Know-___ 54 Drain cleaner, chemically 55 Early seventh-century year 56 Singer Falana and others 57 Ellipsoidal 59 Handel’s “___ e Leandro” 60 At full speed 62 Blather 63 Movies often with shootouts 65 Wacky exercise regimen? 68 20 cigarettes per unit and 10 units per carton, e.g.? 71 World capital that’s home to Zog I Boulevard 72 Volatile stuff 74 Lions’ din 75 “Well, looky there!” 76 Sweet-talked, maybe 77 Have one’s cake and eat ___ 79 Hoppy pub quaff 80 Covering 81 Forbes competitor 82 Green room breakfast item? 86 Onetime high fliers 87 God holding a thunderbolt 89 Expert finish? 90 From ___ Z 91 Tiny chastisement 93 Musical composition about a lumberjack’s seat? 99 Home territories 103 Division of biology 105 Paperback publisher since 1941

106 Siege weapon 108 Swore 109 Wally of cookie fame 110 Stunner 111 Its employees might have jumper cables: Abbr. 112 Shortstop Garciaparra 113 Try-before-you-buy opportunities at knickknack stores? 116 Golfer Norman and others 117 Fabricates 118 Part of an applauseo-meter 119 Brontë heroine 120 Sonny 121 El ___ 122 Analyzes, in a way

DOWN 1 Straighten out 2 Some baton wielders 3 Like stocks 4 Modern communications, for short 5 Purse item 6 “Silas Marner” author 7 Mendeleev who created the periodic table 8 Regrets 9 Timeworn 10 Heavy-duty protection 11 Went smoothly 12 Go laboriously 13 The “S” of OS: Abbr. 14 Eponymous Italian city 15 Like Ben-Hur and company when not racing? 16 Handy 17 Jazz pianist McCoy ___ 20 Prettify 21 Pope Agatho’s successor 23 Whizzed 28 Fix the coloring of, say 30 Cymric 31 Petal pusher? 32 Dragged (on) 35 A.T.M. maker 36 Alternatives to chips, say 38 One out? 42 Poor

43 One having a little lamb 44 Over 45 Figaro in “The Barber of Seville,” e.g. 46 “Gangsta’s Paradise” buyer? 48 Empathetic response 49 “Time, the devourer of all things” writer 50 Skewed to one side 51 It juts into the Persian Gulf 52 Less 58 Examine carefully 60 Insts. of learning 61 Capone henchman 63 Elusive African animal 64 Unmitigated 66 Dr. ___ 67 “I’m ___ you!” 69 Do 70 Pacifiers 73 Grilled cheese sandwich go-with 76 “Don’t Nobody Bring Me No Bad News” musical, with “The” 77 Logical start? 78 ___ a limb 80 Invite to the penthouse suite, say 83 Retiring 84 Mail letters L A S T M I D A S











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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Writing at, Charlie Jane Anders provides “10 Signs You Could Be the Chosen Savior.” Among the clues are the following: 1. “How often does someone come up to you on the street, point at you, gibber something inarticulate and run away?” 2. “How many robot/ clone duplicate of yourself have you come across?” 3. “Is there a blurry black-and-white photo or drawing from history that sort of looks like you?” 4. “Have you achieved weird feats that nobody could explain but which nobody else witnessed?” Now would be a good time for you to take this test, Aries. You’re in a phase of your astrological cycle when your dormant superpowers may finally awaken—a time when you might need to finally claim a role you’ve previously been unready for. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “Dear Rob the Astrologer: I have a big question for you. If I could get access to a time machine, where would you suggest I go? Is there a way to calculate the time and place where I could enjoy favorable astrological connections that would bring out the best in me?—Curious Taurus.” Dear Curious: Here are some locations that might be a good fit for you Tauruses right now: Athens, Greece, in 459 B.C.; Constantinople in 1179; Florence, Italy, in 1489; New York in 2037. In general, you would thrive wherever there are lots of bright people co-creating a lively culture that offers maximum stimulation. You need to have your certainties challenged and your mind expanded and your sense of wonder piqued. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Will archaeologists find definitive evidence of the magical lost continent of Atlantis in 2013? Probably not. How about Shambhala, the mythical kingdom in Central Asia, where the planet’s greatest spiritual masters are said to live? Any chance it will be discovered by Indiana Jonesstyle fortune hunters? Again, not likely. But I do think there’s a decent chance that sometime in the next seven months, many of you Geminis will discover places, situations and circumstances that will be magical and mythical. CANCER (June 21-July 22): There’s a spot in the country of Panama where you can watch the sun rise in the east over the Pacific Ocean. In another Panamanian location, you can see the sun set in the west over the Atlantic Ocean. Nothing weird is involved. Nothing twisted or unearthly. It’s simply a quirk of geography. I suspect that a similar situation will be at work in your life sometime soon. Things may seem out of place. Your sense of direction might be off-kilter, and

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even your intuition could seem to be playing tricks on you. But don’t worry. Have no fear. Life is simply asking you to expand your understanding of what “natural” and “normal” are. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Metaphorically speaking, a pebble was in your shoe the whole past week. You kept thinking, “Pretty soon, I’ve got to take a minute to get rid of that thing,” and yet you never did. Why is that? While it wasn’t enormously painful, it distracted you just enough to keep you from giving your undivided attention to the important tasks at hand. Now here’s a news flash: The damn pebble is still in your shoe. Can I persuade you to remove it? Please? VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Even when you know exactly what you want, it’s sometimes crucial for you not to accomplish it too fast. It may be that you need to mature more before you’re ready to handle your success. It could be that if you got all of your heart’s desire too quickly and easily, you wouldn’t develop the vigorous willpower that the quest was meant to help you forge. The importance of good timing can’t be underestimated, either. In order for you to take full advantage of your dream-come-true, many other factors in your life have to be in place and arranged just so. With those thoughts in mind, Virgo, I offer you this prediction for 2013: A benevolent version of a perfect storm is headed your way. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Artists who painted images in caves 30,000 years ago did a pretty good job of depicting the movements of four-legged animals like horses. In fact, they were more skilled than today’s artists. Even the modern experts who illustrate animal anatomy textbooks don’t match the accuracy of the people who decorated cave walls millennia ago. So says a study reported in I’d like to suggest this is a useful metaphor for you to consider, Libra. There’s some important task that the old you did better than the new you does. Now would be an excellent time to recapture the lost magic. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): After evaluating your astrological omens for the coming months, I’ve decided to name you Scorpios the Top Sinners of the Year for 2013. What that means is that I suspect your vices will be more inventive and charming than those of all the other signs. Your so-called violations may have the effect of healing some debilitating habit. In fact, your “sins” may not be wicked at all. They might actually be beautiful transgressions that creatively transcend the status quo. To ensure you’re always being ethical in your outlaw behavior, be committed to serving

the greater good at least as much as your own selfish interests. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Here’s the horoscope I hope to be able to write for you a year from now: “Your mind just kept opening further and further during these past 12 months, Sagittarius—way beyond what I ever imagined possible. Congrats! Even as you made yourself more innocent and receptive than you’ve been in a long time, you were constantly getting smarter and sharpening your ability to see the raw truth of what was unfolding. Illusions and misleading fantasies did not appeal to you.” CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): What does it mean when the dwarf planet Pluto impacts a key point in your horoscope? For Capricorn gymnast Gabby Douglas, it seemed to be profoundly empowering. During the time Pluto was close to her natal sun during last year’s Summer Olympics, she won two gold medals, one with her team and one by herself. Luck had very little to do with her triumph. Hard work, self-discipline and persistence were key factors. I’m predicting that Pluto’s long cruise through the sign of Capricorn will give you an opportunity to earn a Gabby Douglas-like achievement in your own sphere—if, that is, you can summon the same level of willpower and determination that she did. Now would be an excellent time to formally commit yourself to the glorious cause that excites you the most. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “Diplomacy is the art of saying ‘nice doggie’ until you can find a rock,” said humorist Will Rogers. I hope you’ve been taking care of the “nice doggie” part, Aquarius—holding the adversarial forces and questionable influences at bay. As for the rock: I predict you will find it any minute now, perhaps even within an hour of reading this horoscope. Please keep in mind that you won’t necessarily have to throw the rock for it to serve its purpose. Merely brandishing it should be enough. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Do you know the word “cahoots”? Strictly speaking, it means to be in league with allies who have the same intentions as you do; to scheme and dream with confederates whose interests overlap with yours. Let’s expand that definition a little further and make it one of your central themes in the coming week. For your purposes, “cahoots” will signify the following: to conspire with like-minded companions as you cook up some healthy mischief or whip up an interesting commotion or instigate a benevolent ruckus.



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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Final Hearing for Guardianship is scheduled for February 11, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. before the Honorable Christopher Bieter, at the Ada County Courthouse located at 200 W. Front Street, Boise Idaho 83702. A copy of the Petition for Appointment of Guardian of Minor Child can be obtained by contacting either the Clerk of the Court or the attorney for the Petitioners, Charles B. Bauer, of the firm Bauer and French, 1501 Tyrell Lane, Boise, Idaho 83701, (208) 3830090. If you wish legal assistance, you should immediately retain an attorney to advise you in this matter. Dates: this 21st day of Dec. 2012 Ada County District Court By LAURA MARTIN Deputy Clerk





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