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DIGITAL SHELTER Boise’s homeless turn to free library Internet for a voice ROTUNDA 8

WE THE PEOPLE Legislature looks at new public demonstration rules ARTS 22

SHAKESPEARE STYLE ZOMBIE SLAYING Homegrown Theatre spins the classics REC 24

FITNESS IS THE GAME BW sweats it out with two new video games

“The fishing will just be some sort of parallel universe for when we’re not getting drunk by the fire.” NOISE 19

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NOTE BW GOT BACK Each of our readers takes a different tack when dissecting Boise Weekly. News hounds linger over the first few pages, music nerds thumb through the Guide and crossword junkies cut straight to the back. Well, now there are a few more reasons—in addition to anthropomorphized cats, astrological prophecies and ripple-chested men—to scan BW Classifieds. In our Jan. 9 issue, artist Elijah Jensen-Lindsey resurrected his popular cartoon Hobo Jargon. Whether it’s a dude talking about “triumphant pubic hair” or a bearded man looking for a “less boastful leotard,” Jensen-Lindsey pens hilarious asides for both his hirsute and clean-shaven characters. In other new comic news, this week’s paper includes the first installment of Garry Trudeau’s long-running syndicated national comic, Doonesbury. For more than 40 years, Trudeau has made his name penning timely political and social commentary. We’ll publish the Sunday edition of Doonesbury each Wednesday in 8 Days Out and post Trudeau’s five other weekly installments online at But it’s not all chuckles this week. We’re also launching Rest of the Best, a competition that takes up where BW’s Best of Boise leaves off. Each year after BOB hits the stands, we are flooded with calls from local florists, carpet cleaners, glass blowers and others wondering why we don’t have a category honoring their trade. Rest of the Best is a way to give some love to businesses not on the BOB ballot. Beginning this week, you can vote under the category Recovery Starts Here, which includes Boise’s best bail bondsman, DUI attorneys and loan shops. Just head to boiseweekly. com and look for the Rest of the Best button. Results will be printed each week in the Classifieds section. Upcoming categories include ski season, Valentine’s Day and wedding planning. For more info, check out the ad on Page 31. But enough about the back of the paper, here’s what’s front-and-center in our world this week: The main News feature on Page 8 looks at how Boise’s homeless population is using free Internet access at the public library to have a voice, the Noise feature on Page 19 trails Ketchum cowboys Old Death Whisper and the Arts feature on Page 22 delves into Shakespearean heroines, kung-fu and the undead. —Tara Morgan Note is being written on a rotating basis by the Editorial staff of Boise Weekly.

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WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM What you missed this week in the digital world.


LET’S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF The Treasure Valley Food Coalition recently launched its Tomato Independence Project, aiming to get Boiseans off imported tomatoes. What the heck is a Tomato Independence Project? Find out on Cobweb.

AS TWIN FALLS FALLS, SO FALLS TWIN FALLS Yet another Idaho city has announced plans to add legal protections for the LGBT community against housing and employment discrimination to its legal code. This time it’s Twin Falls. Get the full story on Citydesk.

STARRY STARRY INSTAGRAM A Lithuanian photographer used an iconic self-portrait of Vincent Van Gogh to create a photograph of what ol’ Vinnie G might have really looked like. Check it out along with a video about how the photo was created on Cobweb.

WHAT ELSE CAN’T THE STATE DO? The Boise School Board is considering new policies on school bullying. See Citydesk for the details.

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NOTE 3 MAIL 5 BILL COPE 6 TED RALL 7 NEWS Boise public libraries become a life link for the city’s homeless population 8 ROTUNDA 8 CITIZEN 10 BW PICKS 12 FIND 13 8 DAYS OUT 14 SUDOKU 16 DOONESBURY 17 NOISE Goin’ country with Old Death Whisper 19 MUSIC GUIDE 20 ARTS Living Dead in Denmark asks “What if Shakespeare had zombies?” 22 SCREEN Rust and Bone 23 REC BW checks out the latest in video game fitness 24 FOOD REVIEW Le Cafe de Paris 25 WINE SIPPER 25 CLASSIFIEDS 26 NYT CROSSWORD 28 HOBO JARGON 29 FREEWILL ASTROLOGY 30



TAR AN D F E AT HE R S US E D TO BE THE MET H O D O F D E A L I NG W I T H THE SE TY P E S OF AB U S ES . S O W H AT A R E W E TO DO NOW INSTEAD ? ” — Benj Hall, online (, Citydesk, “Idaho Legislature To Consider New Statehouse Access Rules on Monday,” Jan. 13, 2013)

SAFE SLEDDING I witnessed and captured on film that terrible accident that happened at Simplot Hill Jan. 12. On Jan. 13, a friend and I went back to the hill with banners and caution ribbon, and an edited version of the terrible video. We were, and still are, intent on changing the safety standards (or lack thereof) at Simplot Hill. We were amazed at how many people read the banners and turned around, but at some point, we were overrun and people began re-creating the conditions that led to the young boy being run over. The news crew from KTVB showed up and recorded me talking about what had happened the day before and what we were trying to accomplish with the banners. I gave them a copy of the edited video and they included that in their 10 p.m. broadcast. However, they completely edited out the main points I was trying to get across: First, that I’m not trying get the hill shut down forever. Next, that there are simple and affordable solutions to make that hill so much safer, and finally that some parents don’t realize that kids freeze up when they are going too fast and need to be taught the “bail-out rule.” They posted the video and the story on their website and Facebook page and it blew up with primarily negative comments about


the whole thing. Everyone thought I’m an asshole or ego-maniac, or I want bigbrother government to step in and control the situation. People made ignorant comments like: next he’ll be wanting to shut down the Boise River or wrap everyone and everything in bubble wrap. The ironic thing is I love sledding, I love adventure and danger, and I like to stand up for people’s rights to do what they want to. But witnessing that firsthand and knowing that this has been going on year after year after year with authorities, media and the general public alike all saying, “yep, this happens all the time, these damn parents need to take more responsibility for themselves.” How about spreading that responsibility both ways? While the sign does say “Enter and sled at your own risk,” it also says “we maintain the authority to revoke the use of this property.” Why can’t they invoke that right and shut it down long enough for some simple safety measures to be implemented? I feel by saying “enter and sled,” they are by all rights inviting these people into a very dangerous situation under the pretense that this is good family fun. Ski resorts also have “enter and ski at your own risk” disclosures, however, they have personnel and safety fences

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and medics and people patrolling skiers’ speeds, and above all else, a safe, gradual landing zone where you can come to a stop. Simplot Hill has none of this, and yet they invite people onto this property anyways, fully knowing year after year there are life-threatening accidents happening there. This accident—and I’m sure so many others in years past—could have been prevented if there was a no parking zone at the base of the main slope. This way, there would be a clear line of sight. There is also the option of putting up hay bails in the winter to stop people who have gotten out of control. —Mathew Cook, Boise

SECOND AMENDMENT BROUHAHA Whenever Bill Cope talks gun rights, it draws a lot of comments. Here’s a selection of what some online commenters had to say about his Jan. 9, 2013 column, “Repeal the Second!” It’s too late to close the barn door. There are almost as many guns as people in America. Unless you intend to institute house to house searches and confiscation, any of the incremental control proposals will be like bailing with a thimble to control a flood. —salamanderfire You, like many left liberal wingnuts that plague this country, fail to realize the obvious negative effects of what you are suggesting. —BoiseBoy208

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MORE FORE TALES Nostril Bill prognosticates It has been two years since Nostril Bill issued any prophesies. He cannot recall why he had no predictions for 2012, but no one knows better than him that visions of the future are much like cold sores: Sometimes ya’ got ‘em, sometimes ya’ don’t. This year, he got ‘em, by golly. (Visions of the future, that is. Not cold sores.) He started having them way last fall but with the election coming up and the fiscal cliff and one damned thing after another, he is just now getting around to relating them. For instance, as early as Halloween, he could foretell that during the earliest days of 2013, our jolly veep, Joe Biden, would grab Sen. Mitch McConnell by the wattle and not let go until the bug-eyed Senate minority leader agreed to a tax increase on rich people. But poor Nostril had no opportunity to pass it on until after it had happened, and there is no task more thankless than passing on a prophesy to the public two weeks after it has already come true. This is why Nostril Bill will not include (what will become known as) “Wattle-Gate” in the following list of visions … which he predicts will start immediately following the completion of this sentence. Like ... now. JAN. 17: Republican Sen. Mike Crapo will resign his office and take a lucrative position as the legislative liaison for Five Wives Vodka. JAN. 18: In the wake of Crapo’s resignation, Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter will appoint Sen. Jim Risch’s wife, Vicki, to the vacant seat, making the Risches the first married couple in American history to be senators at the same time. JAN. 24: Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna will introduce his new reform package, “Students is our Future.” FEB. 12: During the president’s State of the Union speech, South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson will again shout out, “You lie!” This time, Barack Obama will step confidently off the podium, walk down the aisle to Wilson, and slap the crap out of him. MARCH 3: To counter the expanding support for more stringent laws concerning firearms, the National Rifle Association will launch a film production division, NRA Grand. Its first project will be a television comedy depicting the lighter side of having Glock-packing teachers in the classroom and Officer McWilly patrolling the halls in his snazzy neo-SWAT outfit. Following is a sample of the show’s hilarious repartee: Jimmy: “Missus Crapapple, Missus Crapapple! Sneezer Boogerhead punched me on the shoulder! It hoits so baaaaad.” Mrs. Crapapple: “Jimmy O’Brady, I’m sick to death of you complaining all the time. Now you sit down and shut up, or I’ll show you something with a real punch.” Title of the new sit-com: Room .223. APRIL 22: Celebrity chef Paula Deen will

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premiere yet another way to shed unwanted pounds. Insisting she has unearthed a weightloss secret that goes back to the Greek citystate of Sparta, she names it Paula Deen’s Spartan Pomegranate and Pork Chop Diet. “You don’t have to deprive yourself of anything you feel like eating, Honey” Ms. Deen will insist, “as long as you start your meal with a pomegranate and end it with a pork chop.” MAY 1: On this day, Lindsay Lohan will not be arrested for something, making it three straight days of her not being arrested for something. JUNE 28: A spokesman for the Mayan Anti-Defamation League (MADL) will announce that the world is really, really, really going to end on Dec. 21, 2013. He apologizes for last year’s mix-up, recalling the embarrassment his organization experienced when the 12/21/12 date turned out not to be the Day of Doom in accordance with the ancient Mayan calendar. But, as he goes on to explain, that misreckoning was the result of someone forgetting to convert the original Mayan calculations to the metric system. “Could of happened to anyone,” he’ll shrug. To add an extra dose of drama to the revised version of the dire prophecy, it will be arranged for the announcement to be made at precisely high noon on the summer solstice, June 21. However, due to a misreading of the “Cuddly Kittens and Pudgy Puppies” calendar in the office of MADL, the press conference is accidentally set for one whole week later than intended, demonstrating that those Mayans still have a thing or two to learn about scheduling an event. SEPT. 3: Mitt Romney will be spotted at the Iowa State Fair pretending to enjoy a plate of biscuits and gravy. SEPT. 4: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be spotted at the Iowa State Fair, going through a plate of biscuits and gravy like a baleen whale goes through a cloud of krill. (Later in that same month, Christie will make public his decision to go on the Paula Deen’s Spartan Pomegranate and Pork Chop Diet. To a reporter who questions his decision, Christie will snap, “Look at those Spartans, you idiot. They had to be doing something right. You got a problem with that?” DEC. 20: On the day before the world ends, every household in Idaho will receive a 5x7 card with a picture of Sen. Risch and Sen. Risch smooching under a sprig of mistletoe held over their heads by McConnell, hiding his still-tender wattle behind a fluffy white beard. The caption will read, “From Senators’ Little Helper to you, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.” DEC. 21: The world will end. Many Idahoans will regret it couldn’t have happened one day sooner. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


MEN OF DISHONOR A Congress of 21st century cynics dodges 19th century rules People are calling the recently adjourned 112th Congress “the most dysfunctional ever” and the least productive since the infamous “do-nothing Congress” of the 1940s. But one cause for congressional gridlock has gone unnoticed and unremarked upon: We no longer have a sense of honor. Back in the late 18th and 19th centuries, when our bicameral legislature and its rules were conceived, a gentleman’s word was his most precious asset. Integrity was literally a matter of life and death (consider the matter of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr). Though less than perfect, there was a lot to be said for a culture in which a person’s word was his bond, legalistic quibbling was scorned and a legislator was expected to stake out and defend a principled position, even in the face of political and personal adversity. It’s hard to imagine the fiscal cliff showdown unfolding in the 1800s or even the first half of the 1900s for two simple reasons. The general fiscal health of the country would have come ahead of partisanship. Second, and more importantly, members of the two political parties would have stuck to the deal that they struck a decade earlier. When George W. Bush pushed for a set of income tax cuts that primarily benefited the wealthiest Americans in 2001, he argued the standard GOP trickle-down economics. In order to get enough Democratic support, Republicans agreed to a five-year time period, after which taxes would revert. By 2006 there was still no evidence that the tax cuts had stimulated the economy. In fact,


by many measures, things were worse. If this had been the 19th century, Republican legislators would have acknowledged that their experiment had failed. A gentleman didn’t run away from the facts or his mistakes. Voters seemed to agree. Unhappy with the state of the economy, Americans returned Democrats to control of Congress in 2006. Republicans had a pretty good idea that their unpopular policies were driving them toward a decisive defeat in the midterm elections. For men and women of honor, this would have been a time to reassess and back off. Nevertheless, the GOP jammed through an extension of the 2001 Bush tax cuts for the wealthy months before the midterm election. Here we are nearly 12 years later, and the verdict is in: The Bush tax cuts failed miserably. It’s absolutely ridiculous that President Barack Obama and the Democrats agreed to extend them for all but the richest one-half of 1 percent of Americans. But the debate should never have gotten this far. Had the Republicans who proposed it in the first place possessed an iota of good old-fashioned 19th century honor and integrity, this misbegotten legislative abortion would have died in 2006. Robert’s Rules of Order and other quaint traditions of parliamentary procedure don’t translate to a quibbling little time like ours. The Senate, the only house of Congress that permits a filibuster, draws upon a tradition of principled minority protest that goes back to Cato in ancient Rome. Until the 1970s, filibusters were a 11 rarity, averaging one a year. Senators

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THE OTHER SOCIAL NETWORK Homeless population turns to free library Internet for a voice BRADY MOORE Monica Hopkins, executive director of ACLU of Idaho: “These rules are onerous.”


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swing open at 10 a.m. (noon on Sundays). As a matter of fact, morning commuters might even notice the approximate 10-block daily migration from downtown Boise’s homeless shelters to the downtown library. “They’re part of our key constituents,” Kevin Booe told BW. He should know. As director of the Boise Public Library, Booe’s office is one floor away from a daily gathering of homeless men, women and children who had BRADY MOORE

Idaho’s Department of Administration was hoping for quick lawmaker approval of its new rules governing citizen access to the Statehouse and buildings throughout the Capitol Mall complex. “Many of these guidelines have been in place for many years,” said Teresa Luna, the department’s director. Luna spent her entire morning on Jan. 14 shuttling between the Senate State Affairs Committee and a subcommittee of the House State Affairs Committee, asking two sets of lawmakers to codify new rules outlining what’s allowed and what’s not at the Capitol and its surroundings. But Luna was quizzed by both House and Senate members, who wanted to know how the rules were crafted and how much public participation was involved. “During the [2012] legislative session, we worked with Occupy Boise to come up with what we thought were acceptable guidelines,” said Luna, referring to the encampment which spun off numerous Statehouse protests. “But it was met with much disdain. We didn’t feel there was any hope in coming to any sort of negotiated rule-making for this process.” Terreton Republican Sen. Jeff Siddoway didn’t like what he heard. “Is that legal for an agency to just not take on that responsibility?” he asked Luna. “Yes, it is,” she responded. Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis told Luna that he worried that another of the new rules–restricting demonstrations beyond 30 minutes after any day’s adjournment of the Legislature–might be a restriction of First Amendment rights. “Are you limiting their free-speech protections?” asked Davis. Luna said “no.” Things didn’t sail through the House subcommittee either, with the majority of the legislators asking that rules be opened to a public hearing before the full committee of the House State Affairs Committee. “I’m comfortable with the rules, but there is some concern here that constitutional rights are being stepped on,” said Lava Hot Springs Republican Rep. Ken Andrus. “It’s a good idea to have a hearing.” Monica Hopkins, ACLU Idaho executive director, agreed, telling the House subcommittee that the new rules were onerous. “They’re an unnecessary overreach of government,” she said. Hopkins, and more members of the public, will have an opportunity to weigh in on the rules when the Senate committee take up the issue on Wednesday, Jan. 16. —George Prentice

Jimmy Moore wasn’t happy. He was upset over how he said he had been treated by a Boise nonprofit. So he went to the social network to vent some steam. “At least I tell the truth and am willing to help those who need it and not try to destroy someone’s life to give it to them to make a name for myself,” he wrote on Nov. 8. “I will post the truth and say it the way it is. If you don’t like then get the f*** out of the kitchen.”

The Boise Public Library System provides 150 desktop computers to the public, 42 at its main branch on Capitol Boulevard. Policy limits daily access to a total of two hours.

Moore doesn’t have a kitchen, a living room or a bed for that matter, to call his own. He’s homeless. “I’ve been trying to get back on my feet since 2005 after I fell 100 stories down an elevator shaft in Arizona. I broke my back,” he said. “I moved here hoping my family would accept me or help me out.” But Moore has few options for respite from January’s bitter cold. He said he has been banned from Interfaith Sanctuary, the River Street homeless shelter, since 2009– and has had few kind words about the shelter ever since. “They can kick you out and never let you back in,” he said. “You ought to read the Boise Weekly blog and you’ll know who I am and what I’m about.” In order to share his grievances at, like scores of other men and women who don’t have a home of their own, Moore makes his way to the main branch of the Boise Public Library after the doors

already settled in to warm confines of the library, their layers of scarves and jackets stashed underneath chairs and tables. The temperature outside the building hovered near freezing on a late December afternoon. Booe said that he had noticed an increase in the number of homeless families utilizing the library’s resources in the past five years. In addition to escaping the bitter cold, Booe said Boise’s homeless are usually anxious to secure one of 42 computers available to the public to research health issues, access job listings or communicate through social media. The faces peeking over a “I need help” sign spotted on Boise street corners or near grocery store parking lots are, quite often, also someone’s Facebook friend. The cold and hungry huddled underneath the Boise Connector are regularly accessing Craigslist. And those needing to voice their anger, sadness or frustration to a stranger often reach out on comment sections at The BW website has become a robust forum for readers to vent about homelessness and local shelters, with many comments directed toward the Interfaith Sanctuary. “Everyone’s agreeing that sanc [sic] has turned into a Nazi prison camp,” wrote one reader under the online moniker “stadia.” “The homeless do not have a voice with regard to the abuse they suffer in the shelter of Sanctuary night after night,” wrote another. In fact, Heather Ellsworth, who said she stayed at Interfaith Sanctuary from September 2012 until early December 2012, showed BW a petition that current and former residents had shared regarding what they called “unfair treatment.” “It is time for legal action for the protection of the homeless,” states the petition. “We were ignored and thrown in the trash.” “I don’t think they would let me in the door if they knew what we were doing,” she told BW. Jayne Sorrels, executive director of the Interfaith Sanctuary, quickly dismissed the criticism and said that the negative comments came from disgruntled former residents. In particular, a number of the former residents took to the Internet to complain about what they claimed was a leaking roof at Interfaith Sanctuary, but Sorrels assured BW that “the roof was no longer leaking.” “We’re first and foremost an emergency shelter that depends on community involvement,” she said. As Sorrels spoke to BW, nearly 160 local men, women and children were checking in for the night at the sanctuary, which providing an overnight respite until 7 a.m. And each morning, shortly after the shelter asks its temporary residents to leave for the day, more homeless gravitate to the Boise Public Library. “They use more than just our online resources,” said Booe, but he added his staff regularly manages the computer access. “Some do complain that the time limit is too short,” he noted. The library’s policy limits daily access to a total of two hours, with no one-time access to last more than one hour. The library also offers additional time–at a rate of $1 per hour–for any user who needs to have more access than two hours per day. “But we don’t really have problems with the homeless community,” said Booe. Meanwhile, one floor away, a number of homeless men and women were accessing Facebook, Google and, some for enjoyment, some for personal grievance. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


RISING TO THE CHALLENGE ‘Building is not just standing stuff up.’ ANDREW CRISP One of the Treasure Valley’s highest profile construction projects means something a little different to everyone. For some, the forthcoming 18-story skyscraper at the corner of Boise’s Eighth and Main streets is a sign the economy has pulled out of its slump. For others, it shows Boise’s confirmation and future as a real city. No matter who you are, the project is hard to miss. Circling the skies above downtown Boise, the operator of a massive blue tower crane spends his days lifting steel girders to frame the building–rising from the pit once known as the Boise Hole. Launched by the Gardner Company of Salt Lake City, with Zion’s Bank’s Idaho headquarters as the key tenant, the building’s core stood eight stories by early January. A year from its projected completion, the building-to-be has already inspired one Boisean, Stephen Gagnon. He’s convinced that the tower will come to define where he lives. “I think it really shows that our city is going through some economic growth,” said Gagnon. “And that Boise itself is a great community.” Standing at the base of the construction project in a brown hard hat, wearing a bright orange vest and with only the beginnings of his first mustache, it’s not hard to believe Gagnon is only 16 years old. The Borah High School student was anxious to share details about his own construction project, albeit on a much smaller scale. “I made a replica of the tower crane out of LEGOs,” Gagnon said. “Though I think most 16-year-olds probably don’t still play with LEGOs.” Gagnon dreams big: he’s equally capti-


vated with physics, singing in a barbershop quartet, playing classical piano and thinking about building the cities of tomorrow. “It’s the beauty of how many people can function together,” Gagnon explained, “and the cool things mankind can do.” Most teenagers don’t spend their days watching an online webcam aimed at the project to gauge its progress. But the Borah High School junior enjoys tracking the tower’s rise above the city when he’s not cramming for tests in his advanced chemistry and physics classes. Stephen Gagnon, 16, a Borah High School junior, loves physics, music and planning cities of tomorrow. “When the weather was warmer, we would take random trips to Downtown Boise to see it ourselves, and look at it For every ESI project, Nelson explained, So to fulfill their son’s Christmas wish, from the balcony across the street,” said his he chooses a theme to motivate workers. Gagnon’s parents contacted Zion’s Bank mother, Mary Gagnon. He said the former Boise Hole was like a through an employee at a local branch. When Gagnon’s parents asked what gladiator pit, and as such, the theme for After making a few phone calls, the bank he would like for Christmas, the teenager the project would be gladiators. A metal facilitated a tour with builders Engineered wanted nothing more than a closer look at helmet covered in spikes sat on the desk, to Structures, Inc. the construction of his Boise icon. be awarded to an outstanding subcontracGagnon didn’t find out until he looked “I was actually trying to put a pin on tor when the project is finished, slated for under the tree Christmas morning. this, about why I’m so interested in cities,” January 2014. “Zions put together a box of supplies said Gagnon. “I think it has to do with “Does anyone get to wear that on site?” to tour the building, including a vest and a my older brother Kyle, who was always asked Gagnon. hard hat, tape measure,” said Mary. “We playing Sim City. I would watch him play “I tell my guys that if they see me come got it on camera as he opened the box.” it, I would watch him build–and I would down to the site in the helmet, something’s Three weeks later, hardly do any of the going to happen,” replied Nelson. flanked by brother building when I was After Nelson took the trio on a tour Kyle and sister-in-law younger–and just see Scan this QR Code to see through the office, Gagnon donned the Sam, Gagnon walked the skylines rise in his Stephen Gagnon’s lego hard hat and vest to ascend into the buildinto ESI’s Eighth and virtual cities, it was creation. Main project office off ing itself. Nelson took the teenager to the really fascinating to eighth story, and “showed him the buildMain Street Jan. 8 to me.” ing from top to bottom,” according to his meet project superinFor Gagnon, Sim mother, before returning to the office weartendent Jamal Nelson. City’s virtual buildings became the foundaing a wide grin. “Building is not just standing stuff up,” tion for his interest in city planning. “These beautiful skyscrapers,” said GaNelson told them. “It’s communication. “I loved seeing how these huge strucgnon, still grinning. “They’re kind of like There are no robots out there putting stuff tures would represent these societies that an emblem for our city.” up. Each piece is a person.” were building up around them,” he said.

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KAREN ECHEVERRIA Idaho school districts face another ‘fiscal cliff’ Feb. 1 GEORGE PRENTICE

When did you change your name to Echeverria? I was in my 40s. My mother’s family came from Spain and I wanted to take her maiden name. I was born a Robison. My name changed to Gustafson when I was married for 20 years, and then I changed it to Echeverria. I wanted to celebrate that Basque heritage. Are your professional roots in education? Not really. I worked in various jobs for the state, including being the assistant administrative rules coordinator for the Department of Administration. From there, I went to work for the State Board of Education as their policy and governmental affairs person, and then I made the jump to here in late October 2007. How has your job changed since you took over ISBA? I have a way-different management style than my predecessor, Dr. [Clifford] Green. Hierarchy never made any sense to me. But you acknowledge that you’re the face of this organization. You’re regularly testifying before legislative committees. I love it. It’s the favorite part of my job. I’m confident with my topic.

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Most people would be terrified at the prospect of testifying. I do still get some butterflies, but I like to stand up in front of committees and present the perspectives of our ISBA members. How many members do you have? It’s about 560; 113 of Idaho’s 115 school districts are members. Why would the other two not join? Mullan in North Idaho hasn’t been a member for years. I don’t have an answer why. And then several years ago, Mountain Home dropped out. They said they couldn’t justify the dues. How are the dues calculated? It’s based on two measures: school population and the amount of [maintenance and operation] funds they receive from the state. How would you characterize the ISBA’s current relationship with the Boise Independent School Board of Trustees? There was some friction this past fall. Has it been repaired? The Boise School Board is not always in agreement with the majority opinion of our


When Karen Echeverria tees up on the first hole of Lakeview Golf Club in Meridian, she takes the long view. “I have a big drive,” she said. “Put me on the front tee.” Echeverria, 57, executive director of the Idaho School Boards Association, is keeping her eye on the proverbial ball of late–not a dimpled Titleist but the education budget which is being whacked around by the 2013 Idaho Legislature. “I think our funding system is unsustainable. We can’t keep doing the same thing, hoping it will be better or different,” she said. In the midst of a tight schedule where she’s constantly shuttling between her 13th Street office and the State Capitol, Echeverria sat down with Boise Weekly to talk about spending, politics and her Basque heritage.

association. As executive director, how do I keep everyone in the fold? Our ultimate goal is always what’s best for the students. How we get there … well, we may not always agree on those issues. But Boise has come very close to pulling out of the ISBA. We certainly don’t want that. I just spoke with [Boise School Board President A.J.] Balukoff and he asked about some specific training we could provide. I think the relationship with the association is always tenuous. Let’s talk about another school board, in Nampa. They’re drowning in a $4.3 million budget shortfall based on bad accounting, and now they’re facing furloughs, transportation issues, new activity fees and a levy vote. Wasn’t poor governance at the heart of that problem? We’ve looked at a list to see which school boards received governance training and we found school boards that we’ve seen in the news recently – Nampa, Garden Valley, Coeur d’Alene–those are the districts that haven’t had training for a while, and we offer free governance training every three years. What’s at risk? Textbooks, transportation, curriculum. It’s huge. When you think about it, onehalf of the state budget goes to school districts, and school board members are 11 responsible for the management. When



you talk about that responsibility on their shoulders, governance is huge.

How would you best describe the state of education funding in Idaho? One of the things the state will really have to look at is our funding formula and our supplemental levies. For instance, the Boise School District has nearly twice as much funding per student as its neighboring district in Meridian. And when you get out into our rural areas, some of them can’t even pass a supplemental levy to put a roof on a building or hire a part-time teacher. Is it fair that Idaho public education is a system of have’s and have-nots? Absolutely. So what does Plan B look like? I have no idea. Someone with a mind like [House Speaker Scott] Bedke is going to have to tackle that. No doubt the debate over the governor’s proposal to eliminate Idaho’s personal property tax will be part of that conversation. If business personal property tax goes away, that will be a significant cut to a lot of school districts, and they’ll probably have to turn around and increase the taxes to property owners. If they do that, those voters are going to think twice about supplemental levies to help fund education. Do you expect proposed legislation concerning school safety to surface? We’re not sure. They call that a sleeper. We haven’t heard of anyone who’s going to run with that legislation. If they do, obviously, we would be involved with it. Let’s talk about last November’s voter repeal of the Students Come First initiatives.

What’s the immediate fallout from that? I don’t think the public was aware that $30 million was left on the table, and we have to figure out what to do with that money. We don’t want that going toward business personal property taxes. We want that to go to school districts. Won’t that have to be determined very soon? A series of payments go out to school districts and the next one is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 1. And right, now the check to schools will be minus some of that money because voters turned down the propositions on technology and students who want to take dual-enrollment courses. The likelihood of the Legislature passing an appropriation bill and the governor signing it is, in my opinion, slim to none. How do you rectify that? Maybe schools will have to wait until May 1 or maybe we try to get another payment somehow. To a school district like Meridian, that’s something like $5 million and that’s a huge cash flow. We haven’t seen much of Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna since voters rejected those laws. I don’t think we’re going to see much more of him soon. I think he’s going to lay quiet for a while. These were definitely initiatives that he wanted. Obviously, he was the face of it. He took some hits that were unwarranted. A generation ago, education didn’t intersect with politics as much as it does today. It has become very political. I have grave concerns. We shouldn’t be Democrats or Republicans at the school board level. I would hate to see the level of governance at the local school board level be attacked or go away.

RALL viewed them as a nuclear option. Now, the filibuster is not only a daily routine but gets deployed in an automated way so that the Senate has effectively become a body in which nothing gets done without a 60 percent vote in favor. Everyone in the Senate understood what filibusters were for. No one abused them. It was a matter of honor. But honor is too much to ask when even the most basic of all political considerations—ideology and party affiliation—bend like a reed in the winds of change. The Republican governor of New Jersey and a Republican congressman from Long Island, N.Y., were so incensed by their party’s refusal to approve disaster relief funds after Hurricane Sandy that they went public with disparaging remarks about the Republican leadership in Congress. Fair enough. Standing 7


up for your constituents against rank parochial self-interest is what integrity is all about. On the other hand, the immediate willingness of some so-called liberal Democrats to welcome Chris Christie and Peter King indicates a willingness to overlook basic principles that would have startled most self-described gentlemen of a century or two ago, much less those who’d entered public service. Back then, of course, the American political party system wasn’t as settled as it is today, so there were mass changes of party affiliation as parties appeared, metastasized and vanished. Still, it wasn’t acceptable behavior to change parties over a minor spat like the hurricane aid or for a party to accept members who didn’t adhere to its principles. It’s almost enough to make you wish for a duel.

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Richard Rodriguez discusses the changing face of America in a special lecture in Ketchum.

THURSDAY JAN. 17 You have to wonder what’s in that drink served On the Waterfront.


THURSDAY AND SATURDAY JAN. 17 AND JAN. 19 brando MOVIES AT THE LIBRARY AT COLE The library in Alexandria, Egypt, was endowed to collect all the knowledge in the world, but somehow, it bequeathed to posterity the false impression that libraries traffic primarily in books. Keeping up its mission to provide access to free knowledge and culture to the public the Library at Cole and Ustick will share two films this week that offer, if not knowledge, perspective and a bit of culture. On Thursday, Jan. 17, at 6:15 p.m., eight-time Academy Award winner On the Waterfront (NR) will play as part of the library’s Movie Discussion Group series. The 1954 film tells the story of Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando), a dockworker and former up-and-coming boxer hustled into collaborating with mob-connected union boss Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb). On Saturday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m., the library presents The Lorax (PG), the 2012 animated feature based on the Dr. Seuss book of the same name, in its latest installment of Family Movie Matinee. In it, Ted Wiggins (voiced by Zac Efron), who lives in pre-fab town Thneedville, is on the hunt for a real tree to impress his crush, Audrey (voiced by Taylor Swift), but the search for nature leads him into cahoots with failed industrialist The Once-ler, and trouble with the mayor of Thneedville over the last Troffula tree seed. Whether you’re on the lookout for some stunning golden age cinema or a flick to watch with the kids, the library is ready for you. Thursday, Jan. 17, 6:15-9 p.m. FREE; Saturday, Jan. 19, 2-3:30 p.m. FREE. Library at Cole and Ustick, 7557 W. Ustick Road, 208-570-6900,

SATURDAY JAN. 19 horror FROM POE TO THE PRESENT What could be more horrible than turning into a purple cow? It’d be like a

mad scientist movie in which the hero is drugged and manipulated through gene therapy into an anomalachromial bovine, mooing in desperate, helpless protest. It’s a horror movie you could write with guidance from author Michaelbrent Collings, who is presenting From Poe to Present: Writing Horror for Page, Cinema and

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Screen at the Ada Community Library, Victory branch, on Saturday, Jan. 19. The lecture will focus on getting your screenplay/ novel/ebook noticed, how to focus ideas and how to get them on the page. This event is part of library’s Purple Cow series, designed to help the people of Ada County stand out as artists

In The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. DuBois said that the problem of 20th century America was the problem of the color line. Then the 20th century proved him right: After years of segregation following hundreds of years of slavery, the United States began the slow process of discontinuing the legal basis for racial bias and combating racism in American culture. The racial complexity of America in the 21st century is the topic of discussion by Richard Rodriguez, who shares themes from his book, Brown: The Last Discovery of America (2003), at the Church of the Big Wood in Ketchum as part of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts’ multidisciplinary project. Rodriguez—a contributing editor at New America Media in San Francisco—has written for publications in the United States and abroad and has further explored issues of race, ethnicity and class in Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez, Days of Obligation: An Argument with my Mexican Father, and Brown. He won the George Foster Peabody Award in 1997 for his essays on American life on NewsHour and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction writing. In Brown, Rodriguez uses the color as a metaphor for the states of being between black and white, rich and poor, and foreign and domestic. America is as much divided by these categories as it is united by the decay of the lines between them. Rodriguez is a perfect example, describing himself as a “queer Catholic Indian Spaniard at home in a temperate Chinese city in a fading blond state in a post-Protestant nation.” 6:30 p.m. $35, $25 members, $10 students. The Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood, 100 Saddle Road, Ketchum. 208-726-5123,

and business professionals. Collings has published several bestselling works of horror and suspense, including “The Haunted,” “RUN,” and most recently, “Hooked: a True Fairie Tale.” He is also recognized for the most screenplays advanced to the quarter and semifinals of the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition in a single year by anyone in the history of the competition. For now, settle into your inner darkness, jot down a few frightening ideas, and head to the library to find out

how to give them freakish, menacing wings. 1:30-3:30 p.m. FREE. Ada County Community Library on Victory, 10664 W. Victory Road, 208-3620181,

MONDAY JAN. 21 the king MLK DAY OF GREATNESS Boise’s premier street,

Capitol Boulevard, was designed by early city planners to draw residents’ eyes toward its focal point: the Idaho State Capitol. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21, it’s fitting that the annual Day of Greatness event put together by Boise State University students should commemorate the national holiday with a march down the city’s main thoroughfare. Organized to celebrate late civil-rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., past speakers have included the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Dr. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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BOISE’S BEST BAD DANCER 2 Not everyone is as keen on getting jiggy with it as Mr. Will Smith, but for those burdened by two left feet, there’s still hope for greatness at the second installment of Boise’s Best Bad Dancer. With shows like So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars filling primetime slots on television, one might wonder where the regular folks can go to show off their funky chickens. Liquid Lounge is back in the mix this year, hosting Boise’s Best Bad Dancer 2 as chosen by a panel of judges, including Ms. Minerva Jayne, Jynx Jenkins of Idaho Dance Theatre, and the reigning bad dancing champion, Mikey Pullman. These esteemed judges, along with those brave enough to endure the copious amounts of burning Charlestons, broken sprinkler heads and staged moonwalks will vote to crown first, second and third place, as well as the audience favorite, with the “Guaranteed to Get You Laid” Dancing Turkey Trophy. First place will be awarded a $100 cash prize, four tickets to any winter or spring performance of Idaho Dance Theatre, and four tickets to a Friday or Saturday night comedy show at Liquid Laughs, excluding special engagements. A five spot gets you in the door so bring your friends, family, co-workers and otherwise eligible voters to cheer you on as you inevitably embarrass yourself publicly. Sign-ups begin at 6:30 p.m. for those who want to unleash their worst moves on the public. 7-9 p.m. $5. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, 208-2875379,

Cornel West and King’s son, Martin Luther King III. Beginning at 9 a.m., participants are invited to meet in the Jordan Ballroom in the Student Union Building to make signs for the march. Representatives of nonprofit organizations will match volunteers with service.


At 10:40 a.m., the march begins and is expected to reach the Capitol by noon. The march culminates in a rally on the Statehouse steps. This year’s speaker, the Rev. Happy Watkins of the Spokane, Wash., New Hope Baptist Church, is presented

Little about American football can be as satisfying or as delicious as the menu of snacks served at any game night party. With the annual culmination of the NFL season just around the corner, Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, Feb. 3, at the New Orleans Superdome, preparation for assembling one’s own feast isn’t far off, either. But for how many Super Bowls have you found yourself forlornly pouring a bag of greasy potato chips into a bowl or microwaving a box of chicken nuggets because cooking seemed too difficult? Rather than resort to hiring Martha Stewart as a personal chef, let Woodriver Cellars chef Mike Owen show you the ropes before kickoff. Those in search of classy Super Bowl snacks are invited to join Owen’s class Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Eagle winery. Priced at $30 for wine club members and $35 for nonmembers, the class will take participants through the concoction of six different treats, tastes included, designed to pair with different wines offered by Woodriver Cellars. Each dish is intended to match flavors in an accompanying wine. The menu includes shrimp cocktail with horseradish sauce, honey chipotle chicken wings, garden vegetable and cream cheese stuffed mushrooms, mini beef Wellington, grilled beef skewers—and for dessert? A chocolate and banana quesadilla. Unlike learning to make beer-braised brats, your new cooking skills may help impress your pals but and score a touchdown of your own. 6:30 p.m. $35, $30 wine club members. Advanced registration required. Woodriver Cellars, 3705 N. Highway 16, Eagle, 208-286-9463,

in part by the Idaho Commission on Human Rights. But while the rally marks the end of the march, it’s anything but for scores of participants who spend the rest of the day giving their time as volunteers for local organizations to honor King’s legacy.

You know what it’s like. You’re getting slizzered with your pals and you want to get a dumb tattoo to send a message to your ex but your “friends” won’t let you just because you can’t stand on your own or remember your name. So eventually, you find yourself at Los Betos with a mouth full of beans. But somehow, you still want that dumbass tattoo. Well, you’re in luck, because not only does the Los Betos at 5220 W. Fairview Ave. LOS BETOS 5220 W. Fairview Ave., Boise have a machine that dispenses temporary tattoos for 50 cents each, but with the exception of the guy who got the Romney logo face tattoo, they’re possibly the worst tattoos imaginable: Annoying Orange. The machine is packed with giant, brightly colored temporary tattoos and stickers featuring the images and catchphrases of the YouTube/Cartoon Network sensation and his friends. There are all manner of fruits, vegetables and other foods anthropomorphized with the face of the series creator, Dane Boedigheimer. And if there’s any better terrible tattoo to get than a bright red apple exclaiming, “neato burrito,” or a disgruntled pear proclaiming “I need a vacation” to show your ex who’s really the “juvenile loser that needs to get off the couch and find a job,” we don’t know about it. —Josh Gross

9 a.m. FREE. Boise State University Student Union Building, Jordan Ballroom, 910 University Drive, 208-426-1000,

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8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY JAN. 16 On Stage REAL TALK COMEDY WORKSHOP—Refine your comedy routine and stay for the free comedy show at 8 p.m. 6 p.m. FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379,

Workshops & Classes A chill crowd checked out Interstate at the Broken Resolutions Ball.

SOAKING IN THE BEATS AND EATS After a few frozen weeks of lackluster musical options, Boiseans were ready to soak up the beats. Boise Weekly freelancer Jeremiah Robert Wierenga swung by the Knitting Factory Jan. 9, for a performance by Brit rockers Keane. “There’s an unspoken question every time you attend a concert of an artist you really admire—are they really that good live?” wondered Wierenga. “For British piano-rock band Keane, the question is whether lead singer Tom Chaplin can really hit those high notes with the clarity, precision and strength displayed on the band’s 2004 breakout debut, Hopes and Fears.” As it turns out, he could. “Chaplin, originally hired as an acoustic guitarist for the band, was spot-on, his rising falsetto and ringing baritone resonating over rapt concert-goers,” said Wierenga. “The Knitting Factory crowd was surprisingly companionable, swaying and singing out together.” While no one lobbed rotten tomatoes at the Knitting Factory, some folks were warming up their throwing arms at Edwards Greenhouse Jan. 12, when the Treasure Valley Food Coalition launched its Tomato Independence Project. The campaign to “end the tyranny of tasteless tomatoes” is a gastronomical exploration of the local tomato. “The event showcased the variety and complexity of tomatoes in their preserved form by doling out flavorful samples of soup, goat cheese spread and bruschetta that starred robust sundried, canned and frozen heirlooms from seasons past,” explained BW freelancer Carissa Wolf. This was the first in a series of discussions, workshops and seed swaps designed to help Treasure Valley foodies eat more locally. For more info, visit While some stood up for local food, others remained seated for local music at the Linen Building’s Broken Resolutions Ball Jan. 12, which featured a mixed bag of performers, including Brianne Gray, Poppa Joe, Mike Quinn and Interstate. “Acoustic singer-songwriter Mike Quinn observed mid-opening set that he’s used to playing bars—and not used to people sitting in chairs and paying rapt attention to what’s happening on stage. It was an observation that would be repeated regularly during the evening and a phenomenon that gave the event the feeling of being an unplugged concert, rather than a ‘ball,’” observed BW staffer Harrison Berry. But things were a little more lively Jan. 13 at Neurolux, where Los Angeles Americana band Rose’s Pawn Shop stormed the stage. “The band’s break-(red)neck pace was reminiscent of Let’s Go-era Rancid, and it didn’t take long for the dance floor to fill up. And as long as the band kept that speed up, it stayed full,” noted BW’s Josh Gross. —Tara Morgan

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FIT AND FALL PROOF CLASS— Increase mobility and independence by improving lower body strength, endurance, flexibility and bone mass, which can help reduce the risk of falling. 9-9:45 a.m. FREE-$30. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858,

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

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LIQUID LAUGHS: DERICK LENGWENUS—Featuring Owen Straw. Two-for-one tickets. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379,

FRIENDS NIGHT—Enjoy $3 studio fees. 5-9 p.m. Ceramica, 510 W. Main St., Boise, 208-342-3822.

GEEKS WHO DRINK—Answer questions about bad television, celebrities and take on wordplay challenges. Visit geekswhodrink. com for more information. 8 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub & Grill, 150 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-343-2444,

LIVING DEAD IN DENMARK—This new play by Qui Nguyen is set five years after the tragic events that ended Shakespeare’s Hamlet. A resurrected Ophelia, Juliet and Lady MacBeth must save Denmark from an army of zombies while dealing with loneliness and abandonment in an unknown world. See Arts, Page 22. 7 p.m. $5 advance, $7 door. Red Room, 1519 W. Main St., Boise, 208331-0956, OF GRAPES AND NUTS—When a bank evicts the Joad family, it hits the road to California. 7:30 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000, WRONG WINDOW—New York couple Marnie and Jeff think they see their neighbor kill his wife. When the bumbling witnesses sneak into their neighbor’s apartment, hilarity ensues. 7:30 p.m. $9-$12.50. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-3425104,

Food & Drink Kids & Teens KIDS EXPERIENCE—A science and art program for children age 6 and older held in The Secret Garden. 3 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2941, MAD SCIENCE—Conduct and participate in science experiments. 4:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, Lake Hazel Branch, 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise, 208-297-6700, MR. PATRICK’S WORKSHOP— Young designers, inventors and engineers bring their creations to life with Legos. Bring a shoebox of your own if you’ve got them. Otherwise, some will be provided. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-3620181, PRESCHOOL DAYS—Children ages 4 and younger can create without studio fees. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Ceramica, 510 W. Main St., Boise, 208-342-3822.

THURSDAY JAN. 17 Festivals & Events BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY EXPO—Tour exhibits with the latest in business technology, meet with professionals, view displays, attend educational seminars, interact in live product/service demonstrations and build relationships. 10 a.m. FREE. Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St., Boise, 208-336-8900,

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, THURSDAY NIGHT WINE DINNERS—Tast five select wines paired with cuisine. 7:30 p.m. $50. Pacific Rim Wine Stop, 2870 W. State St., Boise, 208342-3375, pacificrimwinestop. com. WINE FOR FOODIES: LIGHT AND BRIGHT WINES—Wine Wise Education Laboratory has paired up with A’Tavola to offer a three-part series of food-focused wine classes. This first offering, Light and Bright Wines, pairs aromatic and fruit-forward wines with small bites. 6-8:30 p.m. $65. Wine Wise Labs, 104-1/2 E. 44th St., Garden City, 208297-9463,

Literature NANCY PEARL READS—Join in a discussion of books picked by author, reviewer and book enthusiast Nancy Pearl. Noon-1 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Books, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3764229,

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, willibs. com.

SPECULATIVE FICTION WRITERS GROUP—Discuss trends styles in the genre and share your own work with the group. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Books, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208376-4229,

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.

Talks & Lectures MODERN QUILTING: A TWIST ON TRADITION—Learn about the modern quilting movement, its aesthetic, fabrics and designers. Christy Foltz-Alhrichs, founder of the Boise Modern Quilt Guild, explains how the modern quilting movement has inspired a new generation of quilters. 6:30-9 p.m. FREE. Boise Church of Christ, 2000 N. Eldorado St., Boise, 208-375-3300.

FRIDAY JAN. 18 Festivals & Events BOISE’S BEST BAD DANCER 2—Boise crowns a new best bad dancer, with a $100 grand prize, trophies and awards. For more info, visit See Picks, Page 123h St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379,

Screen MOVIE DISCUSSION GROUP: ON THE WATERFRONT—In this 1954 Oscar-winner for best picture, Marlon Brando plays Terry, a dock worker and one-time boxing star who confronts a mob-controlled dockworkers union led by Johnny Friendly (Lee Cobb). Popcorn and soda will be served. See Picks, Page 12. 6:15 p.m. FREE. Library at Cole and Ustick, 7557 W. Ustick Road, Boise, 208-570-6900,

On Stage COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: CHRIS SIMPSON—7 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-906-0658,

EYESPY Real Dialogue from the naked city

Talks & Lectures RICHARD RODRIGUEZ—A noted author discusses race and its impact on contemporary American culture. See Picks, Page 12. 6:30 p.m. $10-$35. Church of the Big Wood, 100 Saddle Road, Ketchum, 208-726-5123,

Workshops & Classes FIT AND FALL PROOF— Seniors learn simple exercises to increase their balance in order to prevent falls. 11 a.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208472-2941, Overheard something Eye-spy worthy? E-mail


8 DAYS OUT LIQUID LAUGHS: DERICK LENGWENUS—See Thursday. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379, LIVING DEAD IN DENMARK— See Thursday. 7 p.m. $5 advance, $7 door. Red Room, 1519 W. Main St., Boise, 208331-0956, NOIR—Red Light 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. 9 p.m.

$15 advance, $20 door. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, OF GRAPES AND NUTS—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000, WRONG WINDOW—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $9-$12.50. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104,

Food & Drink COMPLEMENTARY TASTINGS— Sample select wines and bistro menu options. 5-8 p.m. FREE. Pacific Rim Wine Stop, 2870 W. State St., Boise, 208-342-3375,

Art DATE NIGHT—Enjoy 20 percent off a second piece of pottery and free chocolate. 5-9 p.m. FREE. Ceramica, 510 W. Main St., Boise, 208-342-3822.

Talks & Lectures

CD REVIEW/NOISE PHANTAHEX, GHOST MISSION Phantahex is part of a growing trend in Boise: improvised electronic instrumental music. And while the multi-synth duo of Tristan Andreas and Grant Olsen has been pushing its way through the local scene in 2012, January brought the world at large the first chance to hear the group. Ghost Mission, a 15-track collection of the band’s sketches, rehearsals and demos that was released as a purchasable download available through Bandcamp. Chock full of chirps and rumbles, analog moans and clicks, as well as the dulcet tones of the elusive monochord—an instrument comprised of a single string extended along a 12-foot piece of steel pipe built by Andreas and played with a drumstick—Ghost Mission is a casually psychedelic journey through 1980s synthesizer fantasies and video game soundtracks. Though less goofy than The Moog Cookbook or even Dick Hyman, Phantahex makes more deliberately artificial, occasionally corny sounds than contemporary electronic music. The album’s fourth track, “Ophelius Trajectory,” doesn’t have drums and is primarily a slow series of modulations added to a deep bass chord. Though the two don’t sound much alike, the slow but constant modulation of a simple run of notes makes “Ophelius Trajectory” feel similar to “On the Run,” from Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. Another drumless track, “Warm Glow,” invites listeners to soak in a slow and winding lead nearly jittery with tremolo. Andreas and Olsen can be faintly heard in the background, giving one another instructions as clear as figures in a mist. Songs on Ghost Mission run anywhere from one to 10 minutes. Some have definable, engaging melodies, while others are slowly evolving patterns of sound. The bottom line is that if you likes synths and know the name Walter/Wendy Carlos, you’ll probably dig Ghost Mission. You’ll also probably love it if you’re stoned out of your gourd. If, however, you are not any of those things, there’s a decent chance you may find the album a slightly exhausting, potentially corny listen. —Josh Gross WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

IDAHO HEALTH CARE FOR ALL—Dr. Steffie Woolhandler discusses the merits of a singlepayer health care system she proposed in “Healthcare Reform 2.0,” an article she co-wrote for Social Research. 7:30 p.m. FREE. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2201 Woodlawn Ave., Boise, 208-3445731,

Sports & Fitness 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,

SATURDAY JAN. 19 Festivals & Events IDAHO REMODELING AND DESIGN SHOW—Tour 100-plus exhibits to discover what’s hot in decorating, kitchen and bath renovations, landscaping and more. Check out the newest products on the market. With the finest professionals all in one location, be prepared to turn your concepts into completions. Transform your abode, increase your home’s value and wow the neighbors. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $3. Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St., Boise, 208-336-8900, FROM POE TO THE PRESENT— Learn how to write in the horror genre for various media as part of Ada Community Library’s Purple Cow series. See Picks, Page 12. 1:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Rd., 208-362-0181, JAYDEN DELUCA FOUNDATION MASQUERADE BALL—Enjoy a night of casino gaming, raffles, auctions and more, all benefiting St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital and children with cardiac disease. More information and ticket sales available at 8 p.m. $75, $125 couples. The Grove Hotel, 245 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-333-8000.

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8 DAYS OUT On Stage

Odds & Ends

COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: CHRIS SIMPSON—7 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-906-0658,

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.

LIQUID LAUGHS: DERICK LENGWENUS—See Thursday. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379, LIVING DEAD IN DENMARK— See Thursday. 7 p.m. $5 advance, $7 door. Red Room, 1519 W. Main St., Boise, 208331-0956, NOIR—See Friday. 9 p.m. $15 advance, $20 door. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, OF GRAPES AND NUTS—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000, WRONG WINDOW—See Thursday. 7:30 p.m. $9-$12.50. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104,

SUNDAY JAN. 20 Festivals & Events IDAHO REMODELING AND DESIGN SHOW—See Saturday. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $3. Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St., Boise, 208-3368900,

Animals & Pets FAMILY FIELD TRIP SATURDAY—Beat cabin fever with an educational day full of live bird demonstrations, passport activities and tours at the World Center for Birds of Prey. Admission will be discounted $2 per person. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $3-$5. World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane, Boise, 208-3628687, NATIONWIDE EVERYDAY ADOPTION CENTER EVENT—Join PetSmart Charities and the Idaho Humane Society to pair domestic animals with forever homes. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. FREE. PetSmart, 130 N. Milwaukee St., Boise,

On Stage LIQUID LAUGHS: DERICK LENGWENUS—See Thursday. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379, OF GRAPES AND NUTS—See Thursday. 2 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000,

Sports & Fitness OPEN HOUSE—Take a short ice skating lesson, skate for free and enjoy a skating exhibition. Noon-1 p.m. FREE. Idaho IceWorld, 7072 S. Eisenman Road, Boise, 208331-0044,

Food & Drink COMPLEMENTARY TASTINGS— See Friday. 5-8 p.m. FREE. Pacific Rim Wine Stop, 2870 W. State St., Boise, 208-342-3375, PREMIER WINE PAIRING— Enjoy wine education with Kat House, owner of WineWise Labs, along with a five-course food pairing prepared by chefs from the Riverside Hotel. Plus music by Yve Evans. 6 p.m. $75. Sapphire Room, Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208343-1871,



Workshops & Classes VINTAGE SWING DANCE—Instruction on 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,

Screen FAMILY MOVIE MATINEE: THE LORAX—This tale, based on the Dr. Seuss children’s book of the same name, is the story about a boy searching for the affection of the girl of his dreams and a forest creature, the Lorax, who shares the enduring message of hope. Featuring the voices of Danny DeVito, Zac Efron and Taylor Swift. See Picks, Page 12. 2 p.m. FREE. Library at Cole and Ustick, 7557 W. Ustick Road, Boise, 208-570-6900,

Kids & Teens BILINGUAL MARIONETTE SHOW—Spanish language puppet show for preschoolers. Noon-1 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2941, notaquietlibrary. org.

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8 DAYS OUT Odds & Ends DANCE LESSONS—Learn some moves from members of the High Desert Swing Dance Club. 7 p.m. FREE. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-9060658, THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID SUNDAYS—Free pool tournament and karaoke. 8 p.m. Quarter Barrel, 4902 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-322-3430.

Animals & Pets NATIONWIDE EVERYDAY ADOPTION CENTER EVENT—See Saturday. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. PetSmart, 130 N. Milwaukee St., Boise,

MONDAY JAN. 21 Festivals & Events MLK DAY OF GREATNESS—Join Boise State University students in celebrating Martin Luther King Day with poster-making and a march to the Statehouse. See Picks, Page 12. 9 a.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Jordan Ballroom, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-5800,

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASSES—Learn the traditional social dancing of Scotland. Each class includes full instruction for the dances that night. Beginners are welcome, no partner needed. 7:15 p.m. $6. Eagle Performing Arts Center, 1125 E. State St., Eagle, 208-338-4633,

TUESDAY JAN. 22 Workshops & Classes

Workshops & Classes FIT AND FALL PROOF CLASS— See Wednesday. 9-9:45 a.m. FREE-$30. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858,

FIT AND FALL PROOF—See Thursday. 11 a.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2941,

Check out the entire week’s worth of Doonesbury online at—select “Extras” then “Cartoons.”


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8 DAYS OUT Sports & Fitness


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

Odds & Ends STAND-UP COMEDY NIGHT— Test out your routine on patrons during open mic night, hosted by Danny Amspacher. 8:30 p.m. FREE. Quarter Barrel, 4902 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208322-3430. Rock of Ages didn’t turn it up to 11 in Boise.

WEDNESDAY JAN. 23 On Stage REAL TALK COMEDY WORKSHOP—See Wednesday, Jan. 16. 6 p.m. FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379,

Food & Drink SUPERBOWL SNACKS COOKING CLASS—Learn from Mike Owen how to cook favorites like shrimp cocktail and chicken wings. See Picks, Page 13. 6:30 p.m. $35, $30 members. Woodriver Cellars, 3705 N. Hwy. 16, Eagle, 208-286-9463,

Workshops & Classes FIT AND FALL PROOF CLASS— See Wednesday. 9-9:45 a.m. FREE-$30. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858,

Kids & Teens KIDS EXPERIENCE—See Wednesday, Jan. 16. 3 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208472-2941, MR. PATRICK’S WORKSHOP— See Wednesday, Jan. 16. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-362-0181, adalib. org.

ROCK OF AGES MELTS FEW FACES AT THE MORRISON CENTER Rock of Ages wears its cheese on its sleeve. In the opening comments before the Jan. 12 evening show at the Morrison Center, a booming voice told audience members not to be “douchebags” and turn off their cellphones, and then signed off with “enjoy having your faces melted.” But the jam-packed Morrison Center crowd—comprised of grandmas shepherding pre-teens in sequined pants and dudes in leather jackets escorting chicks with hair higher than their heels—seemed to soak in the cheese with ease. A thick cloud of fog rolled off the stage, bathed in a purple haze and lit by flickering red neon signs made to look like Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip in the late ’80s. Most of the musical’s characters had gathered at the dive-y Bourbon Room, owned by fringe-jacket sporting Dennis Dupree (Matt Ban). Soon, narrator Lonny, played by the overtly Jack Black-esque Justin Colombo, told the crowd, “When you’re putting on a music-al you have to introduce a freaking love story … and quick.” And that they did. In a flash, the audience was transported “3,337 Waffle Houses away” to Kansas, where Sherrie (Shannon Mullen) was packing her bags. Against the will of her parents, Sherrie has decided to become an actress in Hollywood, where she is promptly mugged and meets long-haired aspiring rocker Drew (Danny McHugh). Sadly, despite their shared naivety and love of cherry Slurpees, the two characters didn’t resonate—musically or romantically. Perhaps that was because McHugh is the understudy for leading man Dominique Scott. Or maybe it was because Mullen’s voice wasn’t commanding enough to carry the range of glam rock covers the show demands. The plot for Rock of Ages continued to develop using lyrics from familiar ’80s tunes like “Anyway You Want It,” “Don’t Stop Believin’” and “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.” Backed by “We Built this City,” German father-son businessmen Hertz and Franz (who slip in and out of their terrible accents) convince the town’s corrupt mayor to let them develop the Sunset Strip. At the same time, bickering rock band Arsenal is breaking up and playing its last show at The Bourbon Room. But for all of the full-throttle song-and-dance numbers, glitter and cheeky sexual banter, the Morrison Center crowd seemed generally unenthused by the production. There were no rousing singalongs, and despite a wailing performance from the live band onstage, the atmosphere never took on the vibe of a rock concert. The crowd filed out of the auditorium passing the merch table without a second glance. —Tara Morgan

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KEEPIN’ IT REAL Old Death Whisper don’t wear no rhinestone shirts JOSH GROSS

Wood River Valley-based guitar player Rico Hood has no idea why he plays cowboy music. “I grew up in Texas and hated that shit,” Hood said. “I grew up with the Descendents and Black Flag.” The hatred didn’t wane in his 20s, either. “I lived in Dallas forever, and it sucked because every band there wanted to be the Reverend Horton Heat,” he said. But country may have been in his blood. Hood said that faced with the choice of being Old Death Whisper adds a punk rock flair to its whiskey-fueled country tunes. either “an Elvis guy or a Beatles guy,” his father went with Elvis and became a greaser. Before that, Wood’s grandfather hosted a racoats that show up and like to hang out, and Neurolux—there’s a good chance it will see dio show in the 1920s, so Wood’s childhood some familiar faces in the crowd. that’s cool, too,” said Hood. was packed full of all the mandolins, banjos “It gets frustrating not being in a place Jason “Train” Spicer, a manager at and jugs you could shake a washboard at. Whiskey Jacques in Ketchum, said the band’s where more shit is going on,” Hood said. “But As Wood got a little older, moved to the appeal is broad enough that it nearly sells the on a personal note, I’d rather be out here.” Wood River Valley and settled down, he But with the isolation also comes the opclub out every time it plays, something he atlooked back on those youthful memories portunity to have a larger hand in shaping tributes to its dynamic sound and presence. through a new lens and he realized it could regional culture. “They even do well with the tourists,” be cool to be a little quieter, to tell stories. For example, the band staged Occupy Hill That realization helped lead to the forma- Spicer said. “No one leaves.” City in August 2012, an overnight campout A big part of that appeal is Old Death tion of Old Death Whisper, whose brand of and concert in Hill City, which isn’t much country music is the rarest kind: the real shit. Whisper’s no-BS approach to its craft. And more than a general store and a saloon nowhere was that more clear to Hood Listen to Old Death Whisper’s 2010 in Camas County. On a lark, Old Death and Co. than on the band’s recent tour of self-titled EP or 2012’s Out of Range EP, Whisper corralled 200 people there for an rockabilly-obsessed Belgium and Holland. and you’ll hear Hood on guitar, laying down all-night hootenanny. “We played a festival called Greaserfest, furious, shuffling rhythms as Chuy Hart“We were just trying to get people to the in—I forget the name of the town, I probably man’s banjo funks up the chords. Cole Wells couldn’t pronounce it anyway—and we were little towns in Idaho,” said Hartman, one of and Wes Walsworth top it off with weepy ODW’s founding members. “There’s so much the least rockabilly of them all,” said Hood. slide lines and masterful henpecked riffs, “We would notice the, I hate to call it lack of out there that’s being missed.” while Drew Tomseth and Kent Mueller keep “Everybody’s asking when the next one authenticity, but you could kind of tell that the train beats rolling long into the night. The entire band then takes turns mooning on they were just grabbing these American icons is,” Hood added. Hood said the band likes those sorts of like hot rods and cuffs on their jeans and about all things whisky, filling out the sound DIY events. And since Finn Riggins relocated we’re just dudes from Idaho.” until it feels like an elemental howl bursting to Boise from Hailey, that leaves Old Death But even back at home, that authenticity forth from the mouth of a coal mine. Whisper as the Wood River Valley’s most Old Death Whisper’s country sound comes helps. While roots and Americana music is prominent band performing original music. regaining popularity from the no-rhine“There’s not a lot of bands throwing out across the country, its stone-shirts-allowed original music,” said Hartman. “In the 25 practicioners are largepre-1970s era, but the Old Death Whisper with guests, years I’ve been here, I’ve never seen a band ly an urban lot, more punk-rock ’tude and Friday, Jan. 18, 9 p.m., $3. like us come up. There’s a lot of old-timers likely to pick a banjo energy come straight NEUROLUX who play their Neil Young tunes but not on a Brooklyn street out of 1977 with wild, 111 N. 11th St., 208-343-0886, much original music. All five of us are songcorner than in the howling choruses. writers, and we all take turns at the mic.” mountains of Idaho. In short, Old Death In 2013, Old Death Whisper hopes to Old Death Whisper Whisper is what Roy record a new album, tour the South and use its doesn’t exactly live Rogers would have music as the basis of a fly-fishing documentary. in the middle of nowhere, but to paraphrase sounded like if he’d grown up listening to “It will be like a road movie on the river,” Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin impression on Saturday punk rock. said Hood. “The fishing will just be some Night Live, they can see it from their house. Putting that vibe to the cowboy sound The remote nature of Old Death Whisper’s sort of parallel universe for when we’re not gives the band a cross-genre appeal that’s rare getting drunk by the fire.” home turf creates challenges. The band may in the increasingly stratified world of music. But more than any bullet-point goals for have a substantial draw in Ketchum, but Hood feels that Old Death Whisper’s live the new year, Old Death Whisper has one expanding the group’s audience isn’t simply show appeals to anyone who likes American overriding perrogrative. a matter of driving to the next town. And music—from Hank Williams to Iggy Pop. “I think we mostly feel responsible to our“Obviously, we have the old cowboys that when the band plays Boise several times a selves to make good music,” Hood said. year—one of which is Friday, Jan. 18, at show up and we have the Nick Cave trench-

Youth Lagoon will release a second album soon.

BUGHOUSES AND TREEFORTS Boise band and defacto cultural ambassador Youth Lagoon announced via Pitchfork that its sophomore album, Wondrous Bughouse, is set to be released Tuesday, March 5, on Fat Possum. The timing couldn’t be better. In addition to providing local sensitive introverts with a fix of sad-sackery just in time to prevent them cheering up and appreciating spring, the album will come out just before Youth Lagoon plays one of the headlining sets at Treefort Music Fest, which takes place Thursday, March 21-Sunday, March 24, in downtown Boise. Also playing at the fest will be more than 150 other bands, many of which Treefort just announced this week. Big headliners include psychedelic pop band Animal Collective, socially conscious indie hip-hop icon Sage Francis and the old-school soul revival of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. A number of other acts like Dan Deacon, Emily Wells, James Plane Wreck and Ugly Hussy were also announced in the latest round, as well as some alumni like Pickwick and Delicate Steve. Treefort press liaison Matt Dalley said that the rest of the lineup will be revealed in two more rounds of announcements— one Wednesday, Jan. 30, and the other Thursday, Feb. 14. That means some big names are being withheld until those dates. A complete list of the bands announced to date for the festival can be found at Other Treefort alums on their way back to Boise are members of Buffalo Death Beam, which had the distinction of being the only band to rock an oboe at last year’s festival. Several members of Buffalo Death Beam play Flying M Coffeegarage Saturday, Jan. 19, with their new group, Edmund Wayne, which Seattle Weekly said “manages to elicit the mood and stylings of Andrew Bird with the magnitude of Radiohead.” That show starts at 8 p.m. and costs $3. But Youth Lagoon ain’t the only local band with a new album on the way. Boise punks Piranhas BC have been in the studio with Speedy Gray of Like A Rocket, working on a new round of drunkpunk and country mashups that the band hopes to have out sometime in the spring. Stay tuned to Boise Weekly for more details as they develop. —Josh Gross


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We’re already coming back around to Treefort Music Fest 2013. It will go down Thursday, March 21-Sunday, March 24, and will feature more than 150 bands, including headliners Animal Collective, and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. This year, Treefort launches Friday, Jan. 18, with a performance by Denver electro-poppers Flashlights, local chillwavers Shades and the live debut of Boise electronic act Lamont Kohner. Vinyl Preservation Society DJs will spin on-site. The launch party will go down in the Sapphire Room, the newly remodeled lounge space in the Riverside Hotel. Before the show there will be a meeting for interested volunteers and a chance for wristband-holders to win upgrades to VIP status. —Josh Gross With Flashlights, Shades and Lamont Kohner. 8 p.m., $ 10. Sapphire Room, Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City,

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TRAVIS WARD—6:30 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow TRILL WEDNESDAYS—With Big Ups and STZBLV. 10 p.m. FREE. Reef WILSON ROBERTS—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian

BRANDON PRITCHETT—7 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle THE COUNTRY CLUB—9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s



GEOGRAPHER—With On An On and Hollow Wood. 7 p.m. $10 adv., $12 door. Neurolux


JIM LEWIS—6 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Vista

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


DJ CAMP—10 p.m. $2. Red Room

LIQUID LABS—Featuring DJ Ron Groove and Mixstress Morningstar. 9:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid MATT HOPPER—7 p.m. FREE. Crusty’s-McCall PARALLEL COLLISION—With Slow Ricky and Raven’s Rose. 8 p.m. FREE. Red Room PAUL DRAGONE—6 p.m. FREE. Shangri-La RICO AND REX—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown RYAN WISSINGER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid

FRIM FRAM 4—9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s LISA SIMPSON AND GIA TROTTER—7 p.m. FREE. Whole Foods Market



BILLY GOATS—9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

SHON SANDERS—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub

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

TODD DUNNIGAN—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

CUTTING CAGES—8 p.m. $3. The Crux

TRAPT—8 p.m. $16-$30. Knitting Factory

DJ CHRIS SMITH—10 p.m. $2. Red Room

TREEFORT MUSIC FEST 2013 LAUNCH PARTY—With Flashlights, Shades and Lamont Kohner. See Listen Here, this page. 8 p.m. $10. Sapphire Room, Riverside Hotel

GAYLE CHAPMAN—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid HECKTOR PROCKTOR—8 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s JEFF MOLL—7 p.m. FREE. Woodriver Cellars JOHN CAZAN—5 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel JOHNNY SHOES—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye JOYRIDE—9 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle

PAUSE FOR THE CAUSE—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s

MOTTO KITTY—9 p.m. $3. Kay and Traci’s 127 Club

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

OLD DEATH WHISPER—With The Piranhas. See Noise, Page 19. 9 p.m. $3. Neurolux

TRIBAL SEEDS—With The Maad T-Ray. 7 p.m. $14-$25. Knitting Factory WAYNE COYLE—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge

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

SATURDAY JAN. 19 BERNIE REILLY—6 p.m. FREE. Salt Tears BRANDON PRITCHETT—9 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown CASH’D OUT—8:30 p.m. $11$20. Knitting Factory DARK SWALLOWS AND FIRST BORNS—10 p.m. $3. Red Room

OPHELIA—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s

EDMUND WAYNE—8 p.m. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage

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

ERIC GRAE—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill




DR. DREW—7 p.m. FREE. Crusty’s-McCall

GAYLE CHAPMAN—7 p.m. FREE. Woodriver Cellars


MEGAN NELSON—7 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s

BEN BURDICK—Noon. FREE. Grape Escape

ANTIQUE SCREAM—8:30 p.m. $3. Red Room

JAMES PLANE WRECK—With Black Bolt. 7 p.m. $3. Neurolux

MOTTO KITTY—9 p.m. $3. Kay and Traci’s 127 Club

BLAZE & KELLY—7 p.m. FREE. Crusty’s-McCall

ART FAD—With First Borns, Hot Lava, and DJ Jake and Lisa. 7 p.m. $3. Neurolux

JOHNNY BUTLER—6:30 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow

OLD DEATH WHISPER—9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

EMILY TIPTON—With Meghan Waters. 8 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

POSSUM LIVIN’—9 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s

JASON BUCKALEW—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

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

JIM LEWIS—6 p.m. FREE. Lulu’s

RYAN WISSINGER—Midnight. FREE. Liquid THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. $5. Buffalo Club

MEGHAN CAHILL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION—With The SneezzBowl, Ghost Mike, Art Fad and Sword of a Bad Speller. 8 p.m. FREE. Red Room

STEADY RUSH—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub STONESEED—7 p.m. FREE. Crooked Fence SWEATSHOP UNION—With Aceyalone and JNatural. See Listen Here, this page. 10 p.m. $10. Reef TRIPLE SHOT—9 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge VODOU CHILD—9 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle




JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLYGOATS—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s LIQUID LABS—Featuring DJ Ron Groove and Mixstress Morningstar. 9:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid PATRICIA FOLKNER AND JOEL KASERMAN—7 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel PAUL DRAGONE—6 p.m. FREE. Shangri-La STEVE EATON AND PHIL GARONZIK—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers SUM 41—7:30 p.m. $21-$35. Knitting Factory

A-N-D FRIENDS—6 p.m. FREE. Moxie Java-Five Mile


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

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

CARTER FREEMAN—7 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle

REILLY COYOTE—9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

DAN COSTELLO—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown

SWINGIN’ WITH ELLIE SHAW— 5:30 p.m. FREE. FlatbreadMeridian

PUNK MONDAY—8 p.m. $3. Liquid RILEY FRIEDMAN—6 p.m. FREE. Lulu’s


EMILY TIPTON BAND—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s

HAVEN DAVID SNOW—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown

SWEATSHOP UNION, JAN. 19, REEF Vancouver, B.C., doesn’t stand out for having a strong rap scene. But Sweatshop Union, the “Vancity”-bred hip-hop group known for its 2008 full-length Water Street, works hard to put that misconception to bed. Since forming in 2000, the Canadian collective has penned rhymes known more for substance than substance abuse— tackling topics from rap’s rampant misogyny to the Iraq War. Sweatshop Union focus on issues with tracks like “Oh My,” a ballad about class consciousness, and “High Grade,” about choosing music over “smart” career choices. With 2011’s The Bill Murray EP, Mr. Marmalade and Mos Eisley spit about the famous Hollywood actor, who’s “strictly the Billest.” “That’s Bill Murray,” they rap, “You’re Chevy Chasin’ a dream.” And while former member Kyprios left the group to pursue a solo career in 2011, that hasn’t slowed down the six remaining members on their march to Boise’s Reef. —Andrew Crisp With Aceyalone and J Natural, Saturday, 10 p.m., $10, Reef, 105 S. Sixth St., 208-287-9200,

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LIVING DEAD IN DENMARK Tyler Bush’s AIR studio was broken into.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW COMING TO BOISE Last week, Antiques Roadshow, the TV program beloved by collectors everywhere, announced plans to visit Boise. Production crews will roll into town Saturday, June 29, as part of an eight-city tour to film the popular Public Broadcasting Service program. “We’ve invited Antiques Roadshow to come here for more than a decade,” said Ron Pisaneschi, director of content at local PBS affiliate Idaho Public Television. Every week, Roadshow takes a group of experts to cities across the country to appraise that town’s family heirlooms and antiques. Participants bring in items pulled from dusty attics or basements, often cradling one-of-a-kind violins, priceless jewelry or vintage children’s toys, with appraised values in the thousands, much to the surprise of their owners. “Heretofore, they haven’t done it in Boise because, for the first many years, the requirement was that there be 100,000 square feet of column-free space, which we don’t have in Idaho,” said Pisaneschi. However, the Roadshow production crew, according to Pisaneschi, experimented successfully with shooting the program at smaller venues, ultimately securing Boise as a stop on the tour. A venue will be revealed at a later date, but you can download a free ticket application at pbs. org/antiques. Moving from PBS to BODO, artists are encouraged to apply for free studio space at the 8th Street Marketplace and Renewal Underground as part of the Artist in Residency program. Last week, the Boise City Department of Arts and History issued a new call for artists for residencies from March to August 2013, open to emerging and established Idaho creators in any discipline. AIR artists are given use of studio space to create new work. In return, they host art events on the First Thursday of each month. Abby Christensen, Tyler James Bush, Mary Lantz and Tuong Anh Ens are the current AIR artists, whose terms expire in March. Applications may be submitted before the noon deadline Friday, Feb. 1. And speaking of Tyler Bush’s AIR studio, the artist was the victim of a burglary he believes occurred between 11:30 p.m. Jan. 8, and 11:30 a.m. Jan. 10. Bush returned to his studio space to find his Apple Mac Mini computer, Apple iPhone 3GS and a mini projector missing. Bush is offering a piece of his artwork to the person who steps forward with the items. Those with information can contact Boise Police or the artist via his website, — Andrew Crisp

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Shakespearean heroines battle zombies in HomeGrown Theatre’s new play CHRISTINA MARFICE In a snow-covered, barren wasteland, the still of the night air is broken by loud cries and heavy breathing. Three of Shakespeare’s leading ladies—Ophelia, Lady Macbeth and Juliet—face off against a horde of the undead. One zombie hunches over and dramatically clutches a sword protruding from his chest, then falls the ground. Rock music and gunshots blare as more zombies fall at the hands of the heroines. What do zombies, ninjas and Shakespeare have in common? Find out at Living Dead in Denmark. High-octane rock ’n’ roll, kung-fu, zombies and ninjas all have a place in the are entering from stage left and stage right HomeGrown’s goal is to make theater upcoming Boise production of Qui Nguyen’s and the three lead characters are slaying the “cool and accessible.” Living Dead in DenLiving Dead in Denmark. zombies, and then they also turn to the rear mark is the company’s second play staged at “The story is a kind of sequel to Hamstage and shoot at the screen, and we have let,” said director Chad Shohet. “We follow the Red Room, following A Horrific Puppet the zombies react in the sequence we’ve shot. Ophelia, who has been resurrected from the Affair in October. That production featured There’s a live interaction, plus this virtual two locally written adult-themed puppet dead and learns that everything has been shows, followed by live sets from local bands. interaction that all occurs at the same time. destroyed by these zombies. She teams up It’s a really interesting way to watch a play, “The last time, it was a diverse crowd. with Lady Macbeth and Juliet to take out because it helps it be more dynamic.” There were people that I’ve never seen at the zombie lord.” The projection also allows film-like spethe Red Room—some of them older, very Living Dead in Denmark, which opens cial effects to infiltrate the production. typical theater people. But over half the Thursday, Jan. 17 at The Red Room, is “There’s this interesting combination produced by HomeGrown Theatre, a Boise- people who came were definitely the typiof live-action with hand-drawn animation cal rock ’n’ roll, there-to-see-some-music based theater organization striving to bring with those video-game-like Mortal Kombat crowd, and they really got into the show,” a new breed of stage production to the said Wes Malvini, booker at the Red Room. versus screens popping up with a blaring Treasure Valley. “It’s hard to say from one show, but I would soundtrack as the two characters face off “[Nguyen’s] whole philosophy is to make theater for nerds or [take] nontheatrical genres say they’re definitely reaching a very diverse onstage,” Gittings said. “It’s a mixed-media event that I don’t even know I would call and put those onstage,” Shohet said. “A lot of audience.” a theater production anymore. It’s kind of HomeGrown’s other two productions— his work features things you don’t typically see transcended that into some weird world The Basement Company and Veronica onstage and that looks impossible.” Livingstone, I Presume (the latter written by where film-meets-stage-production-meetsBy producing contemporary works and animation.” Boise Weekly’s Josh Gross)—were staged at utilizing local talent, HomeGrown hopes to According to White, a projected set attract a new, younger demographic of Boise the Linen Building. brings something new to Boise’s theater Creating the post-apocalyptic world and theater-goers. scene. “We focus on local artists. We don’t bring massive waves of attacking zombies in the “We’re working on something I’ve never Red Room’s tiny performance space seemed any talent in from outside, and we really seen in Boise before,” White said. “I think impossible with traditional set design. place a lot of emphasis on utilizing all sorts Instead, HomeGrown the biggest thing this projection is doing is it of artists, no matter extends the post-apocalyptic world beyond decided to use a rearwhat level they’re at,” the stage so we’re not just limited to the projection screen to said Janessa White, Living Dead in Denmark runs Thursday, Jan. props and scenery in the physical realm.” create an expansive HomeGrown’s artistic 17-Saturday, Jan. 19; and Wednesday, Jan. The end result is a spectacle worthy of a world outside the condirector. “A real 23-Friday, Jan. 25; 8 p.m.; $5 adv., $6 door. stage much larger than the Red Room’s. But fines of the stage. strength about this RED ROOM HomeGrown hopes the bar vibe will add to “Typically, the particular production 1519 Main St., the world Shohet and his team have created. 208-331-0956, background in a is that there are over “We’re utilizing spectacle in this show stage production 30 people involved. in a way I feel isn’t actually done a lot in is a big painting or They’re all local theater,” Shohet said. “Ninety percent of some elaborate scene people. We’re really the time when I see a huge spectacle done in that implies this extension. With that rear utilizing young artists in the valley that plays, I feel like it’s used in a really gimprojection, we can, in effect, create a virtual are actually really good at what they do. micky way, in a way that doesn’t expand extension of the stage that’s like a breathing They just don’t have the opportunity or the the story or put pressure on the play. 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Special Screenings FAMILY MOVIE MATINEE: THE LORAX—Based on the Dr. Seuss children’s book, this is the story about a boy searching for the affection of the girl of his dreams, and a forest creature, the Lorax, who shares the enduring message of hope. See Picks, Page 12. (PG) Saturday, Jan. 19, 2 p.m. FREE. Library at Cole and Ustick, 7557 W. Ustick Road, Boise, 208-570-6900, boisepubliclibrary. com.


MOVIE DISCUSSION GROUP: ON THE WATERFRONT—Marlon Brando plays Terry, a dock worker and one-time boxing star who confronts a mob-controlled dockworkers union led by Johnny Friendly (Lee Cobb). Popcorn and soda will be served. (NR) Thursday, Jan. 17, 6:15 p.m. FREE. Library at Cole and Ustick, 7557 W. Ustick Road, Boise, 208-570-6900,

Rust and Bone is the finest foreign-language film of the season GEORGE PRENTICE The Motion Picture Academy never fails to disappoint. In its effort to honor the films of 2012—the best year for movies in more than a decade—it failed to send a Oscar party invite to Rust and Bone, a beautiful new film examining failings of the flesh and triumphs of the soul. Released in France as De Rouille et D’os, The film showcases a pair of near-perfect performances from Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts. You will not soon Marion Cotillard dazzles as Stephanie in Rust and Bone. forget this movie. I didn’t think it was probable that Cotiltion. And in a raw, mature, sexually charged brutality of his extreme fighting is matched lard—already on my short list of actresses dance, they heal—perhaps not just their flesh only by the bare-knuckle ugliness of nearwho lure me to see anything they do—could poverty. Schoenaerts’ revelatory performance and bone. dazzle me any more than she already has. Films about tragedy tend to languish; this But she trumps her earlier exemplary work in is reminiscent of a young Marlon Brando, one doesn’t. Given that the story is so unexand if my guess is Inception, The Dark pected, Rust and Bone is a mature, beautiful right, we’ll be seeing Knight Rises and her filmgoing experience; it’s a highly original much more from this Oscar-winning turn RUST AND BONE (R) repletion, sated by a masterwork of script fine young actor. in La Vie en Rose. Directed by Jacques Audiard and performance. Cotillard plays How Cotillard was Starring Marion Cotillard, Matthias SchoenHaving first seen Rust and Bone four Stephanie, a marine denied a return trip aerts and Armand Verdure months ago at the Toronto International Film biologist who works to this year’s AcadOpens Friday, Jan. 18 at The Flicks Festival, I recently screened the film again in at a French version emy Awards as a Best anticipation of its opening Friday, Jan. 18, of Sea World, where Actress nominee is a at The Flicks. I appreciated it even more the orcas are trained to puzzle. second time and consider it one of the finest jump, twirl and entertain to visitors’ delight. The genuine surprise in Rust and Bone is of the current movie season. If it is not the But something goes horribly wrong at one Schoenaerts, who sprang to prominence in best foreign-language film of the year, I don’t performance, changing her life forever. 2011’s Bullhead. Here he plays Ali, a desperknow what is. Apparently, Oscar had other How Ali and Stephanie intersect is totally ate unemployed father who uses his fists to ideas. coincidental, yet they are each other’s salvaeke out an existence for his young boy. The

WEIGHT OF THE NATION SCREENING—Activate Treasure Valley presents a viewing of the HBO series Weight of the Nation, as well as a panel discussion about obesity and health. Thursday, Jan. 17, 6-8 p.m. FREE. Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, 1055 N. Curtis Road, Boise, 208367-2121,


BROKEN CITY—Mark Wahlberg plays Billy Taggart, an up-and-coming New York cop who, after a controversial shooting, loses his job and becomes a private investigator. When the mayor of New York City (Russell Crowe) asks Taggart to investigate the extra-marital affairs of the first lady (Catherine Zeta Jones), it becomes clear that not all is as it seems. (R) Opens Friday, Jan. 18. Edwards 9, 22. THE LAST STAND—When drug kingpin Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega) escapes from a federal holding facility, he makes a dash for Mexico in a specially outfitted sports car. Sheriff Ray Owens (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and a band of mercenaries must try to stop him before the violent criminal reaches freedom. (R) Opens Friday, Jan. 18. Edwards 9, 22.


A round up of the award show’s best zingers MAMA—When two sisters who have been missing in the woods for five years are found, their uncle Lucas (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and his girlfriend (Jessica Chastain) learn that a ghostly presence has followed the children home. (PG-13) Opens Friday, Jan. 18. Edwards 9, 22.


—Tina Fey, Golden Globes co-host


—Amy Poehler, Golden Globes co-host



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VIRTUAL FITNESS The best part of snow requires getting downhill.

WINTER WONDERS Winter is in full swing, and if you haven’t been buried beneath a tidal wave of slush from a passing truck, you may be in the mood for some winter adventures. If that’s the case, make your way up the hill to Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area Saturday, Jan. 19, for the Mambo Meadows Rail Jam at the ski area’s Mt. Dew Terrain Park. Plop down the $20 registration fee and show off your skills for the chance to take home a few prizes and a bit of glory. Would-be victors of the rail can register the day of the event, beginning at 8:30 a.m., and competition begins at 11:30 a.m. Both helmets and park passes are required, so be prepared to pay another $16 to get a lift ticket if you’re not a season pass holder. Download a waiver in advance online, and anyone younger than 18 must have their parents sign off on their adventures. For more information, visit You don’t have to compete to get in on the action, though. The Boardroom will be at the base of the hill throughout the day offering on-snow demos of the latest and greatest boards. The free demos give boarders the chance to try out a variety of manufacturers’ boards in different styles, including some of the most sought-after specialty board companies in the country. The Boardroom crew will attach riders’ own bindings to the boards they want to try out so they can have a true comparison between the offerings. Anyone who wants to take advantage of the deal just needs an ID and a credit card to leave as a deposit. While there will be no youth boards available, there will be a range of sizes for adults. Anyone younger than 18 must have a parent or guardian sign off before taking a board out. For more info and dates for more demo days, visit Of course, if you’re one of those who thinks the best part of skiing is apres ski, Brundage Mountain Resort has a contest that’s right up your alley. The resort expanded the offerings at its main lodge this season, adding a specialty coffee bar, SideStash Cafe. The cafe is looking for a signature drink and is inviting the public to send in recipes for a chance to win a $50 Brundage gift card. To enter, submit your cutting-edge coffee drink recipe—as well as a clever name for the brew—to the Design a Drink contest page on Facebook. Visit and click on the contest to find the link.

360 Kinect programs make at-home workouts fun MICHAEL LAFFERTY There’s nothing like sweating it out in the privacy of your own home—no one around to mock you, correct your form or laugh. So, pull down the shades, crank up the Xbox 360 and get ready to burn some calories. Two exercise programs recently released for the 360 with Kinect controller offer a little at-home guidance: Zumba Fitness Core and Nike+ Kinect Training are two vastly different titles but with the same goal.

NIKE+ KINECT TRAINING The slogan behind the Nike+ Kinect Training is “Get Athlete Fit,” and the program collaboration between Sumo Digital, Microsoft and uses Nike+ and Nike trainers to deliver intensity and reactive training regimens. It utilizes two real Nike personal trainers—Alex Molden and Marie Purvis—and users can pick one as their mentor and trainer. The setup allows the trainer to get a fitness baseline to measure progress. Make sure there is plenty of room and that the Kinect controller can see from the floor on up. The program will have users on their backs doing straightleg raises and push-ups, lunges, high knee lifts and jumps. The game does an eerily good job seeing precisely what the user is doing, providing feedback—“raise your knees higher” or, in the case of a push-up, “pull the hips up”—and analyzing the quality of the workout. The program designs a progressive fitness routine incorporating a wide range of techniques to focus on strength and endurance. Users commit to a weekly schedule and then the program divvies up the targeted exercise types. Tests are taken periodically to chart progress. Nike+ may detect that a user’s balance is slightly off and contributing to instability when standing on his or her right leg. No problem. The program designs a routine that emphasizes strengthening the deficits in the right leg. Additionally, as the workout goes on, the program monitors and records how many repetitions are done correctly compared to the overall number of reps attempted. While Nike+ doesn’t do what miCoach from Adidas does in incorporating a lot of games into the workout, it does allow players to participate in a quick game of

Nike+ Kinect provides an adaptable fitness program for at-home users.

dodge ball. Not only do you have to dodge the balls coming at you in waves, but you can tack on bonus time by singling out and kicking any soccer balls rolling in your direction. The graphics are pretty good and utilize a fitness gym setting with a wooden wall behind the player. There are few distractions and the focus is clearly on the workout.

Zumba Fitness Core rates your moves.

ZUMBA FITNESS CORE This music-driven program uses dance steps to make you sweat by emphasizing two areas—cardio and core. Published by Majesco, the program has prompts to remind users to tighten core muscle groups while working out to increase the quality of the workout. Because this is a dance-centric workout program, Zumba Core uses six main dance styles, including salsa, meringue and reggaeton, but quickly blows past the basics in the actual workout. The workouts themselves are broken down into either a single song for those who don’t have a lot of time or a full-on Zumba class. Each song of the 40-track list is further defined by the type of workout (warmup, cardio, core or cardio/core) and intensity level. The low-intensity workouts are more

like warm-ups and can also provide nice early morning routines for those about to head out to work for the day. With the medium- and high-intensity workouts, the routines take different forms. You might pull up a high-intensity workout to the tune of the “Sugar Plum Fairy” and the routine has a real ballet style—lots of movement on the balls of the feet, strong balancing techniques and small jumping motions. Or you might favor “Paris (Ooh La La),” which brings on a rock burlesque dance sequence to work both core and cardio. For the truly uninhibited, there are belly dancing moves, Brazilian funk and pop routines available. Each song has an onscreen instructor that players are supposed to try to mimic and a screen inset showing upcoming moves before you get to them. The backdrop for the whole workout ranges from dance clubs to tropical islands, and all points in-between. Instant feedback is provided with a meter that judges each motion. You might barely complete the move and get a “nice” prompt, get two-thirds of the move down and receive a “hot” comment, or nail the move to a sparkling “ZUMBA” message. The program will allow up to two players and also allows players to put together a fitness program and track progress.

FINAL THOUGHTS Both Zumba Fitness and Nike+ are terrific programs and anyone using either will get a great workout. The key is to not just begin an exercise program but stick with it. Neither program can do that for you. Of the two, Nike+ might be a bit more hardcore in nature, but what it does borders on technologically amazing. Still, either program is a solid recommendation for those looking to get a workout or establish a routine without having to commit to a gym.

—Deanna Darr

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LE CAFE DE PARIS French bistro fare with minimal flair TARA MORGAN

Le Cafe de Paris was a warm refuge from the ice-slicked streets on a recent sunny Sunday morning. As my pal pulled open the door to the downtown French cafe, she smiled and said, “I always forget about this place for brunch.” I nodded in agreement. Apparently, we were in the minority. The small restaurant teemed with people, French toast and crepes flew from the kitchen hoisted above the heads of the all-female waitstaff. A line of hungry patrons nursed coffees by the door and watched for signs of movement from tables littered with empty mimosa glasses. On a previous visit for dinner, my date and Eventually we were squeezed into a couple I were eager to try the cafe’s recently revamped of stools at a bar counter, where I ordered a French bistro menu—filled with hearty classics double latte ($3.90) served in a large, Amerlike tarte Alsacienne, steak frites ican-sized mug. The French and duck confit. Fines Herbes Omelette ($7.50) Seated in a corner table at was a refreshingly modest affair, LE CAFE DE PARIS the much emptier restaurant, topped with a sparse sprinkle of 204 N. Capitol Blvd. we sipped white bordeaux ($8) chives and parsley, and a drizzle 208-336-0889 and waited for a French onion of creme fraiche. Though a soup ($5) and a Lyonnaise traditional French omelette is salad topped with chicken liver, a thin, eggy exercise in buttery lardons and a poached egg ($9). simplicity, Le Cafe de Paris’ We barely cracked the thick island of pre-sliced version was cooked to a spongy American gruyere on the soup before our entree, Steak thickness and under-seasoned. A giant wedge au Poivre ($19) was also squeezed onto the of the quiche ($7.75), peppered with parsnips, broccoli and a vein of gruyere, boasted a thick, table. Crusted in cracked black peppercorns and drizzled with a green peppercorn sauce, rich crust but also lacked flavor.

The popular brunch at Le Cafe de Paris lures in locals.

the slightly overcooked Homestead Ranch NY strip was served with a smear of cold parsnip puree, a pile of haricot vert and a decorative green onion spear. Aside from the thin, flavorful green beans and the darkly caramelized onions in the soup, everything we had was good but lacked the seasoning and execution to make it great. As our server cleared away our plates, she apologized for the meal’s timing, explained that it was her first night serving dinner and offered a dessert on the house. As we chiseled hunks of dark chocolate and tufts of minty mousse off the delightfully subtle Casablanca ($5.50), smiles of satisfaction spread over our faces. It was, without a doubt, the best part of the meal.

NEWS/FOOD four stops, which won’t be revealed until two days before the event. But here’s a teaser: Archie’s Place will be a stop, according to the food Garden City’s newly opened Kilted Dragon Brewing announced it is truck’s email blast. hosting the Polar Bear Food Truck Frenzy Friday, Jan. 18, at 4 p.m. in Tickets are $39, not including drinks, and are available at dishcrawl. its parking lot at 9115 W. Chinden Blvd., Ste. 107. com/boise. In addition to offering the brewery’s Knuckle Dragger Porter, Wise And a little further in the future, The Charm School recently anHeff, Blue Steel IPA and Highland Honey, the event will also include hot nounced it is organizing quarterly public dinners under the banner Feast grub from food trucks Saint Lawrence Gridiron, Archie’s Place and P. DitBoise. According to a press release: ty’s Wrap Wagon. Live music from string band Possum Livin’ “The public is invited to attend, and will pay a slidingwill fill the chilly air from 7-10:30 p.m., while artist Tony scale entrance fee ($10 minimum) for which they will Adamson puts the finishing touches on a dragon mural. receive a delicious chef-made dinner and a ballot. During And in other food truck news, Saint Lawrence Gridthe meal, diners will be presented with 10 artist projiron hosts its second pop-up dinner Saturday, Jan. 26, ects and asked to vote for the project they would like from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Payette Brewing Company. to see funded. At the end of dinner, the artist whose Dubbed Hens and Hogs, this dinner will feature proposal receives the most votes will be awarded the a four-course “marriage of piggies and birdies,” funds collected at the door.” with four recommended Payette brews for $50 per Feast is currently accepting one-page artist person. Reservations are required and can be made proposals for the first dinner, which takes place by calling Brian Garrett at 208-830-7030 or emailing Wednesday, March 13, from 6-8 p.m. at the Visual Arts Collective. In dinner club news, Dishcrawl Boise presents its The Charm School is a new local venture specializing second downtown dinner tour Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 6:30 in “events, workshops and consultations designed to p.m. The November 2012 Dishcrawl event had diners empower individuals to do their best work.” For more snaking their way to four stops for eats: Bardenay, Sink your teeth into local food at the info, visit Shige Japanese Cusine, Saint Lawrence Gridiron and microfunding event, Feast. —Tara Morgan The Melting Pot. This month’s lineup also includes



CHILL OUT WITH CHIANTI In a country known for diverse wine styles and different grapes, sangiovese is still Italy’s most widely planted red variety. The name sangiovese translates as “blood of Jove,” and its cultivation is thought to predate the rise of Rome. Sangiovese is the workhorse grape for central Italy, but in Tuscany it reaches it’s zenith. Typically blended with other varieties, the grape provides the backbone for the ever popular chianti. Here are the panel’s three favorites: 2009 GINI CHIANTI, $10.99 This wine was the most openly aromatic of the trio, with floral, ripe raspberry and blueberry backed by anise, fig, dried mushroom and a touch of earthy forest floor. While the nose is Old World in style, the palate is more New World, with fruit-forward flavors of red berry and cherry. Aged in large, neutral oak casks, this bargain chianti is a traditional blend of 80 percent sangiovese, with the remaining 20 percent a combo of canailo, ciliegiolo and malvasia nero. 2011 MAIANO CHIANTI, $22 Reserved on the nose at first, this wine opens up with time in the glass to reveal intriguing aromas of creme de cacao, coffee, dark berry and spice. The flavors are round and rich with creamy chocolate-covered cherry that’s nicely balanced by tart red berry. Light tannins, leather and touches of spicy licorice come through on the lengthy finish. 2010 SELVAPIANA CHIANTI, $17.99 This wine is a classically styled chianti from the Rufina district. Fermented in both stainless steel and concrete vats, a part of the blend sees time in new oak barrels. That adds a touch of vanilla to the bright berry aromas that are backed by dried flowers, earth and game. A nicely structured wine, the texture is silky smooth with berry, plum and pomegranate flavors, with a hint of nutmeg on the finish. —David Kirkpatrick

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These pets can be adopted at the Idaho Humane Society. 4775 W. Dorman St. Boise | 208-342-3508

USHER: 4-year-old male pit bull terrier mix. Appears to be housetrained. Affectionate, bull in the china closet. Goofy personality. (Kennel 325- #18760757)

LEVI: 2-year-old male black Lab. Big dog with a big heart. Devoted, lovable. Would love an indoor home with lots of exercise. (Kennel 314- #18784494)

DASH: 8-month-old male boxer mix. Energetic puppy who roughhouses and needs training. Best with older kids and dogs. (Kennel 304- #18832702)

SWEET PEA: 8-monthold female Siamese mix. A staff favorite, she is sweet and affectionate but shy. Needs loving home. (Kennel 15- #18897281)

RYU: 2-year-old female Siamese mix. Talkative lap cat. Gets along with kids and other cats. Litterbox-trained. Loves attention. (Kennel 16#18897043)

MR. TUMNUS: 1-yearold male domestic shorthair. Litterboxtrained. Outgoing. Strictly an indoor cat. Good with kids. (Kennel 20- #18836897)

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

CHEROKEE: Kneads, nuzzles and purrs, oh my. This super-lovable boy is declawed.


MAISY: Is it possible to be too cute? Maisy says no—adopt her today.

JIMMY JOHN: A cat so cool you’ll freak. $10 to adopt.

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30 “Let us part, ___ the season of passion forget us”: Yeats 31 Designer Mizrahi 32 Old lad’s wear 34 Like pulp fiction 36 Onetime enemy 38 Reggae’s ___ Kamoze 39 Exposed 40 Kazakhstan, once: Abbr. 41 Shot blocker 45 Mrs. Mitt Romney 48 Place for runners 50 Far-out experience 54 Greenish creature 55 Diagonal 57 Wastage 60 Bit of negativity? 62 Flubbed 63 Squeeze for dough 65 Wine taster’s destination 68 Beetles, briefly 69 Slick 70 Bad sign for a traveler? 71 Land of Zion? 73 “That’s ___-brainer” 74 1942 Bette Davis film 76 Go downhill, in a way 78 Department-store department 80 Fix one’s eyes 81 Chip away at 83 Hornswoggle 84 Huzzahs 86 Singer/songwriter Laura 88 Make, as one’s way 90 Northern California’s ___ River 91 Breed of cat or dog 93 Baseball “twin killings,” for short 96 Chicago’s county 98 Alternative to a bus 99 Home of the world’s largest naval base 107 “Done, O.K.?!” 109 Head of London 110 Seemingly forever 111 NetZero competitor 112 Ladderlike in arrangement 114 Sports org. of the early 2000s

115 Until now 116 Statehouse resident, informally 117 Solitaire unit 118 “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” writer and star 120 Purpose 121 Quarter back? 122 Pastoral poem 123 Mich. neighbor 124 Stroke 125 Slammin’ Sammy 126 Prop up 127 Miss identification?

DOWN 1 1978 Bob Fosse Broadway revue 2 Melodious 3 Blond bombshell of ’50s TV 4 Lawyers’ cases, maybe 5 Yukon and Tahoe, for short 6 Mumbai title 7 Moonstruck 8 Downsized uprights 9 “Les ___” (Berlioz opera based on the “Aeneid”) 10 Heir, maybe, but not an heiress 11 Immature 12 Cancels 13 One at a sidebar 14 Moolah 15 Unblemished 16 3.14159…, for pi 17 Baku resident 18 Gave the thumbs-down 24 Qualifiers 29 “Just like that!” 32 Ralph in the Baseball Hall of Fame 33 Cameo, for one 35 Remove from a mailing list, informally 37 Where springboks graze 42 One of Mozart’s? 43 Subtitle of “Star Wars Episode IV” 44 Cat’s dogs? 45 ’60s prez

46 Late ’60s and early ’70s, politically 47 Hit 1944 film starring a 12-year-old actress 49 One-named pop singer 51 Wreak havoc on 52 More ridiculous 53 Paragraph symbol [¶] 56 Fifth tone 58 Mouth-watering 59 Vet, at times 61 West Coast beer, familiarly 64 Rembrandt van ___ 66 Here, in Juárez 67 Brynner of “Taras Bulba” 70 Its capital is Yellowknife: Abbr. 72 Smidgen 73 Choices of time 75 Ending with psych76 Sir abroad 77 Gibson of “The Beaver” 79 “Norwegian Wood” strings 82 To say, in Spanish 85 Grows old 87 Kardashian spouse Lamar ___ 89 Well-intentioned activist 92 Supersize, say L A S T U N C O I L









94 The N.F.L.’s ___ Burress 95 James Bond’s childhood home 97 Somewhat, informally 100 “Bee-you-tiful!” 101 Like “Knocked Up” and “The Hangover” 102 Subj. of the 2008 biography “Traitor to His Class” 103 Some Swedish models 104 Kevin of “Weeds” 105 Cantillate 106 Carol starter 107 Advice to a base runner 108 Provide a place to stay 113 Scott of “Hawaii Five-0” 115 “How ___!” 118 It’s S. of S. Dak. 119 15%-er: Abbr. Go to www.boiseweekly. com and look under extras for the answers to this week’s puzzle. Don't think of it as cheating. Think of it more as simply double-checking your answers.

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BW KISSES KISS One year has quickly come and gone and I am still very fond of you Mr. B. Happy Anniversary. WALLET RETURNED BIG THANKS to the person who found & returned my wallet at Edwards 9 Downtown on 12/26/12! I’m sure good karma will be returned to you in the future! WE’RE COMING OUT! Engagement~Wedding~ Anniversity Announcements for everyone! Boise Weekly welcomes all and does not discriminate against gay or straight couples! Call 3442055 for a price quote! SNOW SHOVELLER BIG THANKS the neighbor who shoveled our sidewalk, not just once but twice! Very super awsome of you.

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PETS BW LOST MISSING WHITE CAT Rowan. White cat, female, green eyes & pink nose. She is 14 yrs. old & not used to being outdoors. Missing September 4th from Hillway Dr. cross streets Hill Road & Lancaster. Area backs up to Highland Hollows. We are still hoping she is alive. Please contact if you have any information. Reward if found and returned. 283-3509.

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): “If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it,” wrote 19th century poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. “Every arrow that flies feels the attraction of the Earth.” This is good counsel for you to keep in mind during the coming weeks, Aries. I suspect you will have a good, clear shot at a target you’ve been trying to get close to for a long time. Adjust your trajectory to account for the attraction of the Earth. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): If you learn a novel idea or a crucial new lesson while you are tipsy or outright blitzed, you will probably forget it when you sober up. And it will remain forgotten as long as you abstain. But there’s a good chance you will recall the vanished information the next time you get loopy. I’m telling you this, Taurus, because even if you haven’t been inebriated lately, you have definitely been in an altered and expanded state of consciousness. I’m afraid that when you come back down to Earth in a few days, you might lose some of the luminous insights you’ve been adding to your repertoire. Is there anything you can do to ensure you will retain these treasures? It would be a shame to lose track of them until the next time your mind gets thoroughly blown open. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Studying the movements of the planets is my main way of discerning the hidden currents of fate. I sometimes supplement my investigations by reading Tarot cards and the Chinese Book of Changes, also known as the I Ching. This week, I used all of the above, as well as the following forms of prognostication: catoptromancy, divination by gazing into a mirror underwater; cyclomancy, or divination by watching a turning wheel; geloscopy, divination by listening to random laughter; and margaritomancy, divination by observing bouncing pearls. Here’s what I found, Gemini: You now have the power to discern previously unfathomable patterns in a mystery you’ve been monitoring. You also have the ability to surmise covert agendas. Best of all, you can discover secrets you’ve been concealing from yourself. CANCER (June 21-July 22): “To be reborn is a constantly recurring human need,” said drama critic Henry Hewes. I agree. We all need to periodically reinvent ourselves—to allow the old ways to die so that we can resurrect ourselves in unforeseen new forms. According to my analysis, Cancerian, your next scheduled rebirth is drawing near. For best results, don’t cling to the past; don’t imitate what has always worked before. Instead, have faith that surrendering to the future will bring you the exact transformation you need.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): My readers Paul and Sophie wrote to let me know they have patched together three Latin words to invent a term for a new concept: vomfiabone. They say it means “a curse that becomes a blessing.” Here’s an example of the phenomenon at work in their lives: While driving home from work together, they experienced car trouble and had to pull over to the shoulder of the road, where they called a tow truck. Later, they discovered that this annoying delay prevented them from getting caught in the middle of an accident just up ahead. Extrapolating from the current astrological omens, I’m guessing that you will experience at least one vomfiabone in the coming week, Leo. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I bet that in the next five months you will be obliged to carry more responsibility than you have in the past. You will find it hard to get away with being lazy or careless. I suspect that during this time you will also have the privilege of wielding more influence. The effect you have on people will be more pronounced and enduring. In short, Virgo, your workload will be greater than usual—and so will your rewards. To the degree that you serve the greater good, you will be a major player. As for next few weeks, concentrate on the work, service and responsibility part of this equation. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Do you know what a “binky” is? It’s what a rabbit does when it gets so crazily happy that it exuberantly leaps up into the air, stretching and twisting its body as it flicks and flops its feet. I’m not sure if lexicographers would allow us to apply this term to humans. But assuming they might, I’m going to predict that you’ll soon be having some binky-inducing experiences. You’re entering the Joy and Pleasure Season, Libra--a time when abundant levels of fun and well-being might be quite normal. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You know that area on your back that you can’t quite reach if you want to scratch it? It’s called your acnestis. I propose that we make it your featured metaphor of the week. Why? Because I suspect you will have to deal with a couple of itchy situations that are just beyond your ability to relieve. Yes, this may be frustrating in the short run. But it will ultimately make you even more resourceful than you already are. By this time next week, you will have figured out alternative solutions that you haven’t even imagined yet. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “We need new friends,” said essayist Logan Pearsall Smith. “Some of us are cannibals who have eaten their old friends up;

others must have ever-renewed audiences before whom to reenact an ideal version of their lives.” Smith could have been talking about you Sagittarians in early 2013. According to my interpretation of the astrological omens, you need some fresh alliances. Their influence will activate certain potentials that you haven’t been able to access or fully express with the help of your current circle. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A San Francisco writer named Maneesh Sethi decided he was wasting too much time on the Internet. His productivity was suffering, so he hired a woman to sit next to him as he worked and yell at him or slap his face every time his attention wandered in the direction of Facebook or a funny video. It worked. He got a lot more done. While I would like to see you try some inventive approaches to pumping up your own efficiency, Capricorn, I don’t necessarily endorse Sethi’s rather gimmicky technique. Start brainstorming about some interesting yet practical new ways to enhance your self-discipline. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “Ronnyjohnson618” is a guy who posts his opinions on a wide variety of Youtube videos. Many times, he claims to be an expert in the field he’s commenting on. Responding to a live music performance, he says he’s a conductor of an orchestra. Offering his opinion about a mimosa plant, he asserts that he is a botanist. Beneath other Youtube videos, he declares he is a meteorologist, chemist, psychologist, soldier and geometry teacher. I love this guy’s blithe swagger; I’m entertained by the brazen fun he’s having. As you express yourself in the coming week, I recommend that you borrow some of his overthe-top audacity. Create a mythic persona. Imagine your life as an epic story and play the part of a hero. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The earliest performance artist on record was the ancient Greek philosopher Diogenes of Sinope. In one of his notorious stunts, he wandered around Athens with a lit lantern during the daytime, claiming to be looking for an authentic human being. I recommend that you undertake a similar search in the coming days, Pisces. You don’t have to be as theatrical about it. In fact, it might be better to be quite discreet. But I think it’s important for you to locate and interact with people who are living their lives to the fullest— devoted to their brightest dreams, committed to their highest values and sworn to express their highest integrity.


BW LEGAL NOTICES IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE IF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA In the matter of: EMRIE SAGE KRAMER, minor child. Case No. CV MG 11-21515 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION TO: JESSICA CHRISTINE KRAMER and MATTHEW JORDAN HOFFMAN; 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 VOTE NOW Each week readers can vote on the Rest of the Best in the categories that keep us all going every week. Just log on to www., vote and watch for the results the following week. A different set of categories will be featured each week, so keep checking in to see who or what is coming out on top. Rest of the Best.


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Warranty deed recorded in Ada County Boise Idaho, Document number 112122472, included Certified copy of Land Patent dated August 04, 1891 on file with Public Information Section Idaho State Office Bureau of Land Management. Parcel Number R8521480430. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Holly Stimers Case No. CV NC 1223454 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Holly Stimers, now residing in the City of Star, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court of ADA County, Idaho. The name will change to Holly Thomas. The reason for the change in name is: because I divorced my spouse. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 1:30 o’clock p.m. February 26, 2013 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date: Dec. 28, 2012 CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: DEBRA URIZAR Deputy Clerk



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Boise Weekly Vol. 21 Issue 30  

Digital Shelter: Boise's homeless turn to free library Internet for a voice

Boise Weekly Vol. 21 Issue 30  

Digital Shelter: Boise's homeless turn to free library Internet for a voice