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STAYING TRUE Pinback returns with what it does best ARTS 24

HE’S ALIVE Pauly Shore hits the stage to prove he’s not just The Weasel FOOD 29

MARKET SPLIT Groups break off to form new Boise Farmers Market

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NOTE STILL WORKING Here at Boise Weekly, we haven’t been spending our time debating whether our Beijing-esque air quality or the birdsfalling-from-the-sky cold is worse. Nope, despite the conditions outside, we’ve been working diligently to keep you abreast of what’s fresh and hot. From hard news about the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality’s allegedly soft-handed treatment of Idaho’s dairymen, to previews of wintry events at the McCall Winter Carnival, to music, movies and more, BW has the breadth and depth of coverage you expect and deserve. This week’s Citizen on Page 9, Mike Ferguson of the Idaho Center on Fiscal Policy and Idaho’s former chief economist, makes a plea for better financial stewardship of public education. In News on Page 7, BW freelancer Carissa Wolf found environmental watchdogs who are wary of a memorandum of agreement between the DEQ and the Idaho Dairy Association outlining a regime of information and research sharing between the two organizations that some critics believe may undermine regulatory efforts. Our feature story on Page 11 is sure to give you something to think about. Idaho’s HIV/AIDS disclosure law—which imposes hefty prison sentences on carriers of the disease who fail to disclose their status to sex partners—was cobbled together in the 1980s, when anxiety over the virus bordered on panic. Today, some experts contend that Idaho’s disclosure law no longer reflects the best scientific research on the disease and potentially discourages people from determining their HIV status. BW is also looking ahead and could use a little help from the Treasure Valley’s eateries and watering holes. On the docket for April is our Restaurant and Bar Guide but for that to go off without a hitch, we need the most accurate location and contact info available. If your favorite restaurant has changed locations or your bar has a new website, please forward the new information to —Harrison Berry Note is being written on a rotating basis by the Editorial staff of Boise Weekly.


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MLK JR. DAY ... FOR SOME. While some use Jan. 21 to commemorate civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., the Gem State Tea Party saw it as a day to protest. Just what was it protesting? That’s over at Citydesk.

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THE MAD MONKEY FLU Badger Bob comes conveying compliments

“Cope, you a**h***, I never thought I’d live long enough to say this, but I’m proud of ya’. Sorta.” “Holy Whillikers, Badger, I ... I ... I think I’m going to cry. You’ve never said anything so nice to me before. Give me a sec here ... this is ... oh my gosh ... I just can’t believe ... oh look at me ... you have a Kleenex I could borrow, Bob?” “Jeee-zuuus, pull your s*** together, Cope! I didn’t come over here to watch you blubber. And get your f***ing arms down. The only way you’ll ever get a hug off me is if I’m too dead to slap you away.” “Well, Baaaw-yuub, you big lug. You’ve made me so happy. I’ve always, always wanted you to be proud of me, and now you are. You said it, I heard you, and you can’t take it back. Oh gosh, it feels like my heart’s just going to pop. Wow.” “Aren’t you at all curious why I said it?” “Oh golly, Badger. I don’t care why you’re proud of me. Just knowing that you are is enough.” “It’s that column a week or two back where you called for dumping that piece of s*** Second Amendment. That’s what I call ‘bottom line thinking.’ Going after the root of the problem instead of whacking a few leaves off the top. You should keep pounding away at it, Cope. It takes time and perseverance for anything that radical to take hold.” “Jeepers, Bob. Do you really think it’s a good idea to be stirring up these gun lovers anymore than they already are? Have you heard how crazy some of them are talking? About how it’s time to start shooting people and overthrowing the government and all that? It’s like they caught a bad dose of the mad monkey flu or something.” “Cope, that’s why we call them ‘gun nuts’ and not ‘gun geniuses.’ And this is exactly the reason we need to keep the pressure on. If we back off now, the dumba** vicious dog t***s like that Alex Jones and James Yeager will think their bluster worked. Same with that fascist c***s***er Wayne LaPierre and his den of NRA deviants. Boil away all the rhetorical bulls*** about the Second Amendment and arming teachers and such, and what they’re really saying is, ‘You’d better not f*** with us because we got guns!’ Get it? They want decent Americans to fear they’re too dangerous to mess with. It’s how bullies and thugs and loud-mouth pr***s have always worked. They’re just apes, thumping their chests and baring their teeth.” “But Bob, what if they really are too dangerous to mess with? I mean, wasn’t that what Timothy McVeigh was all about ... an ape thumping his chest and baring his teeth … only with a truck full of ammonia nitrate? Isn’t that what these psycho murdering shooters are all about ... out to show the WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

world nobody should mess with them?” “What are you’re saying, Cope? Are you backing off the call to repeal the f***ing Second Amendment?” “No, no. That should have been scrapped the minute somebody invented a gun that could blow away 30 people before they could find a rock to jump behind. And mark my words, Bob, it’s just a matter of time before some self-proclaimed ‘patriot’ rigs up a nuke in his garage and the NRA defends his right to have it. You know ... to defend himself against the next Adolf Hitler or Joseph Stalin or duly elected Democrat. But the deal is, Badger, I don’t believe that repealing the Second Amendment is the ‘bottom line,’ like you called it.” “OK, Cope. If that isn’t the f***ing bottom line, what is?” “It’s darn hard to put a name to, Bob. But there’s something about this country that other countries don’t seem to have, or at least not nearly as much as we do. And I think it has to do with how many meaningless, empty people we have here. People whose lives are so pointless and wasted that to give themselves some pretense of purpose, they fill their brains with imaginary enemies to hate and imaginary scenarios to do battle against. And of course, now they have the Internet to fill in all the details of their paranoid delusions. “It’s why Barack Obama can’t simply be wrong about an issue or make a misguided decision in their eyes. He has to be some kind of evil conniving monster ... a secret Muslim, an infiltrator with a scheme to bring America down, a Marxist out to destroy capitalism. He can’t just be trying to find a reasonable policy about what sort of weapons should be tolerated in an open society. He’s got to be plotting the confiscation of all guns along with the death of liberty and the handing of the country over to globalists ... whatever they are. And that’s what I think may be the real bottom line here, Bob ... disturbed, dumb people so obsessed with this made-up world they’ve concocted that they’re willing to see any number of folks die rather than admit the barren reality of their lives.” “You realize what you’re saying, don’t you … that the only difference between the crazy f***ed-up mass shooters and the crazy f***ed-up gun nuts is in which crazy f***edup ideas they have in their heads? And that both of them would choose to kill rather than live in the world as it really is?” “Uh, yeah. I guess that’s right. That’s what I’m saying.” “Cope, you know you’re gonna catch a trainload of s*** for saying that, don’t you?” “Probably so, Bob. Probably so. But then isn’t it always the ugliest truths that bring up the ugliest reactions?”

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MURDER BY PROSECUTOR Time to roll back excessive prison sentences

If you’re looking for sympathy, it helps to be white, male and media-savvy. Throw in charm and brains—especially if your smarts tend toward the tech-geek variety—and your online petitions will soon collect more signatures than campaigns against kitten cancer. These advantages weren’t enough to save Aaron Swartz, a 26-year-old technology wunderkind who hanged himself in his Brooklyn apartment on Jan. 11. But they did elevate his suicide from that of a mere “data crusader,” as The New York Times put it, to a cause driven by millennial “information wants to be free” bloggers and sympathetic writers. Swartz, who helped invent RSS feeds as a teenager and cofounded the link-posting social networking site Reddit, was a militant believer in online libertarianism, the idea that everything—data, books, movies and news—ought to be available online for free. Sometimes he hacked into databases of copyrighted material—to make a point, not a profit. Though Swartz reportedly battled depression, the trigger that pushed him to string himself up was apparently his 2011 arrest for breaking into MIT’s computer system. Swartz set up a laptop in a utility closet and downloaded 4.8 million scholarly papers from a database called JSTOR. He intended to post them online to protest the service’s 10 cent per page fee because he felt knowledge should be available to everyone for free. JSTOR declined to prosecute, but MIT was weasely, so U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz of Boston, filed charges. “Stealing is stealing, whether you use a computer command or a crowbar, and whether you take documents, data or dollars. It is equally harmful to the vic-

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tim whether you sell what you have stolen or give it away,” she told the media at the time. Basically, I agree. As someone who earns a living by selling rights to reprint copyrighted intellectual property, I’ve seen the move from print to digital slash my income while disseminating my work more widely than ever. Free info is fine in theory, but then who pays writers, cartoonists, authors and musicians? But what matters is the big picture. There is no doubt that, in the broader sense, Swartz was, in his family’s words, “the product of a criminal justice system rife with intimidation and prosecutorial overreach”—a system that ought to be changed for everyone, not just loveable Ivy League nerds. Swartz faced up to 35 years in prison and millions of dollars in fines. The charges were wire fraud, computer fraud and unlawfully obtaining information from a protected computer. Thirty-five years for stealing data. The average rapist serves between five and six years. The average first-degree murderer does 16. No wonder people are comparing Ortiz to Javert, the heartless and relentless prosecutor in Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables. As Swartz’s lawyer no doubt told him, larding on charges is standard practice in everything from traffic stops to genocide. The idea is to give the DA some items to give away during plea negotiations. For defendants, however, this practice amounts to legal state terrorism. It can push psychologically delicate souls like Swartz over the edge. It also undermines respect for the law. As a young man, I got arrested for, essentially, riding in the same car as 10 a pothead. Among the charges: “Not



DAIRY KINGS? Idaho’s dairy industry tightens ties with regulators CARISSA WOLF The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality and the Idaho Dairymen’s Association recently entered into an agreement that strengthens the dairy industry’s involvement with DEQ research, and is a heads-up on monitoring that’s coming down the pipeline. The IDA says the Memoraundum of Understanding simply keeps the lines of communication open between the two organizations and helps ensure the sharing of objective scientific research so the dairymen can reduce their environmental impact. But environmental watchdogs say the agreement reeks of bias that could open the doors for unscientific research. They say that a regulating agency shouldn’t’ keep such close ties with the entities they are regulating and that the agreement illustrates the powerful influence of dairymen in Idaho. “The public should be very concerned,” family farmer and citizen activist Alma Hasse said of the MOU. “I equate this to the separation of church and state. There is a reason these two entities are separate. And for the exact same reason, the regulators and industry should be separate. The MOU is an agreement from the DEQ to hop into bed with industry,” Hasse said. The agreement outlines a working relationship between the IDEQ and IDA that calls for the sharing of “information, data and analysis regarding environmental conditions that may relate to the environmental impacts of dairy farms,” and aims to “foster cooperation between IDEQ and the Idaho Dairymen’s Association regarding environmental information that is collected or prepared by IDEQ.” By signing on to the November 2012 memo, the IDEQ agreed to share information about current and upcoming research and monitoring, bi-annual closed door meetings with the IDA, and at the request of the IDA, “revise the content, analysis and conclusions contained in environmental information it develops, or modify its use of environmental information it acquires, as IDEQ deems necessary to improve its quality, accuracy use or interpretation.” Idaho Department of Environmental Quality and IDA officials say the agreement helps ensure the efficacy, accuracy and objectivity of environmental research and offers dairymen access and comment to the same kind of information the public could request.

But watchdogs say the memo offers the IDA backdoor privileges that citizens must regularly fight for and a veil of secrecy that could obstruct government transparency. “Why is this industry being treated differently than other regulated industries in the state?” Courtney Washburn, Idaho Conservation League community conservation director, asked. “It calls into question why [the agreement] would be necessary and why the state took the added steps to enter into the agreement.” “The dairymen approached the DEQ about entering into an MOU, so we decided to explore that,” said Barry Burnell, DEQ water quality division administrator. “They’re interested in the environmental data and analysis that the DEQ gathers and collects as it relates to Idaho dairy farms.” Some say that equates to special treatment. “Most MOUs are between agencies and departments. They are not between regulated communities, industries or nonprofits, or anyone else, for that matter,” Washburn said. Bob Naerebout, Idaho Dairymen’s Association executive director, said that the agreement

helps keep an open line of communication between the IDA and DEQ so that research is not duplicated and the IDA can plan effective use of its own research dollars. While the IDA can offer recommendations and suggest revision, “the DEQ has the ultimate authority,” Naerebout said. He said the working relationship also ensures that DEQ gets input from outside parties to ensure the objectivity of research findings. He used the example of an upcoming joint nitrate study that IDA weighed in on, including the suggested involvement of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to ensure scientific objectivity. “We invest a lot of research dollars in environmental research so that we can look at ways to reduce our environmental impact,” Naerebout said. The Environmental Protection Agency used to enter into MOUs with the IDA and, until three years ago, had a similar agreement with the dairymen. But after an internal legal review of the contracts, the EPA ended that practice. “It would limit our authority to regulate and do inspections,” Nick Peak, EPA Confined Animal Feeding Operation administrator, said of binding agreements between the EPA and industry. “As far as we’re concerned, it is inappropriate,” Washburn said of the November MOU. “It is rare and strange and ultimately inappropriate for a regulated entity to have a Memorandum of Understanding with the regulator. The dairy industry is getting special treatment that is vastly different from other industries in the state.” Typically, regulating agencies follow procedures that allow citizens and interested parties to review and comment on proposals and research findings in an open forum or through statements that become part of the public record. Burnell said the MOU gives the IDA exclusive access to DEQ information that would otherwise be accessible to everyone through a public records request. Brunell said it also gives the dairy industry a heads-up on monitoring and research that’s coming down the pipeline and offers the IDA two closed-door meetings each year to discuss research and suggest revisions. 8 Those closed doors could

BIPARTISAN CURIOUS Chris Meyer, environmental attorney with Boise-based Givens Pursley LLP and president of the Idaho Environmental Forum Steering Committee, likes a good political cartoon. One of his favorites, in the Dec. 17 2012 issue of The New Yorker, portrayed two men walking near the U.S. Capitol. “And it shows one man turning to the other and asking about his political orientation,” said Meyer. “And the other man responds, ‘I consider myself bipartisancurious.” W H EN W E LABEL O R STEREO TYPE SO M EO N E, TH AT’ S USUALLY BASED O N O UR IN ABILITY TO D EAL W ITH SO M EO N E IN TELLECTUALLY, ”

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After a good laugh from a packed room at Boise’s Owhyhee Plaza hotel, the setting for IEF’s annual legislative forecast, Meyer suggested that the cartoon might be a theme for the afternoon. “I would suggest we could all use a healthy dose of bipartisanship,” he said. That remark was greeted with a good many nods of approval. “How many here are attending an IEF event for the first time?” asked Meyer. A handful of hands went up. “And how many are here by mistake?” Meyer joked. One hand went up. Meyer chided the one person with a hand in the air. “No, not you, Mr. Speaker.” Those in attendance turned around to see that the hand belonged to Oakley Republican Rep. Scott Bedke, speaker of the Idaho House, who led the room in another good laugh. Bedke, a seven-term member of the Idaho Legislature and newly elected House speaker, admitted that there was a time when he “wouldn’t have been caught dead at an IEF function.” “But that was then,” Bedke said with a smile. “I can tell I’m among friends.” Bedke grew up in what he called “a sagebrush rebel’s home,” referring to the late 20th century war of words pitting ranchers, loggers and miners against federal officials over Western land, water and mineral rights. But after taking the podium as the forum’s guest speaker, Bedke cautioned the gathering to heed his self-learned lesson about stubbornness. “When we label or stereotype someone, that’s usually based on our inability to deal with someone intellectually,” he said. Bedke cited examples of working with state agencies–specifically the Idaho Departments of Agriculture and Environmental Quality–when he thought it was necessary to intervene on his constituents’ behalf when dealing with federal agencies–specifically the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency. “The EPA may consider you’re wrong about something,” said 8 Bedke. “But when an Idaho state agency intercedes, they can make



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things happen. Society’s goals are more easily met in an Idaho-centric 7 way.” Bedke next set his sights on a topic that he knows well – as a politician and a fourth-generation Idaho rancher: land management. “I submit that we have to have a pilot project in Idaho when it comes to land management,” he said. Bedke pointed to Utah’s efforts to reclaim federally owned lands in its state and questioned why Idaho couldn’t do the same. In 2012 the Utah Legislature passed a measure asking the U.S. government to transfer the lands by the end of 2014, exempting national parks and tribal property. “I think we need to take a close look at what happened in Utah,” said Bedke. Indeed, a few days following Bedke’s speech, the Idaho House and Senate resource committees hosted Utah Republican Rep. Ken Ivory who touted the benefits of his state’s reclamation efforts. “This is about economic self-reliance,” Ivory told Idaho lawmakers. In fact, the Idaho Republican Party platform advocates for state control over federal lands. Ivory added that Idaho could shelter itself from the U.S. governmet’s current fiscal crisis, in that “40 percent of Idaho’s revenues come from the federal government. Bedke agreed, saying, “Somebody is going to have to pay and the federal government’s path of least resistance usually goes through the states. I know that because as a lawmaker, the path of least resistance for our state is usually through the counties.” Bedke added that the Utah measure was a “good model but has some flaws.” If, for instance, the federal government doesn’t transfer federal lands to Utah by 2014, the state would likely pursue the matter in federal court and, most probably, would end up before the U.S. Supreme Court. Bedke suggested compromise was a much better path. “If we can touch all the bases of society’s goals, it’s incumbent for us to think about this direction,” he said. But it’s not as if Bedke wouldn’t be ready for a tussle. “I’m a charter member of the ‘act of defiance’ club,” he said with a laugh. Bedke conceded that the jury was still out on the currently raging debate on whether Idaho should self-manage a health care exchange as part of the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act. “I honestly don’t know if the same holds true for the health care exchange,” he said. “We’re just going to have to have that debate.” Bedke said “dealing with each other intellectually” will be the only opportunity for constructive debate on the key issues before the 2013 legislative session. “Whether it’s the EPA versus the DEQ, or wolves, a state-run health exchange or land management, we just don’t need to stereotype or label or put each other in a box,” he said. —George Prentice

‘IT’S PART OF OUR CULTURE AS AN AMERICAN’ Idahoans celebrate presidential inauguration RACHAEL DAIGLE AND GEORGE PRENTICE Idahoans watching the Inauguration of President Barack Obama is a little like the nosey neighbor peering through the drapes at a big party down the block. Gem State voters would have preferred–by a 2-1 margin–that Mitt Romney be the center of attention on Jan. 21. And while national news media filled the airwaves and front pages with wall-to-wall coverage of the inaugural ceremonies, the Gem State’s largest daily newspaper gave its most prominent online space to an expose on how slick roads cause a spike in winter accidents. But more than 200,000 Idahoans did vote for President Barack Obama in November 2012 to return for four more years in the White House, and more than a few joined the hundreds of thousands of Americans on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to witness the bipartisan event. “I was moved by the unity and diversity on my every side—illustrating what happens when people share a vision for the future,

inspired by faith,” Idaho Falls native Conor Hilton told Boise Weekly. “It was incredible. Unforgettable.” Greg Simione, a Garden Valley resident who attended the inauguration with business partner Gerold Dennett–the two own the Garden Valley Market and the Longhorn Bar–said he was swept up by the tradition of the event. “No matter who’s being sworn in, it’s historic and it’s part of our culture, as an American,” said Simione. He admitted he didn’t have the best view on the mall, but said the energy was tangible. “[There was] lots of cheering, lots of smiles and even tears of joy,” Simione said. “Most impressive was the number of children. We are exhausted yet so happy we made the trip.” A group of nearly 30 Idaho firefighters

also made the trip to officially represent the Gem State in the inaugural parade. “This parade isn’t about Republican, Democrat, Independents or Tea Parties. It’s about America and our country and our patriotism,” said Boise firefighter Mike Menlove, who assembled a band of bagpipers and drummers representing fire departments from Boise, Eagle, Meridian, Lewiston and Idaho Falls. Hilton said he had a great view of the festivities after securing tickets from Idaho Republican Sen. Mike Crapo’s office. “There was a special power added to hearing the president in person, surrounded by hundreds of thousands of people, who share his vision for America,” said Hilton. “Obama’s call for unity and a reminder that his duty is to God and the United States, not any political party or faction.”

blind citizens, obstruct transparency and privilege interests, some observers say. And when the DEQ agrees to give industry a heads-up on monitoring and research, environmentalists say potential polluters could change their practices, even temporarily, so that DEQ findings don’t match reality and pollution goes undetected. “It would give the producers the opportunity to right the situation,” Hasse said. “Where is the consumer protection in this? There is none. The only protection that is in there is for the producers, not the citizens of Idaho.” “If you care about open government, it’s disconcerting on several levels,” Washburn said. “What makes the memorandum inappropriate is it would make it very difficult for a member of the public to see what the impact of an agreement like this would be. ... This makes it much more difficult for the public to track what’s happening.” Hasse began tracking dairy monitor-

ing when she and her husband bought their dream property near Parma, only to discover their farm sat downwind from a malodorous CAFO. She said she discovered tight ties between regulators and producers and needed an attorney to access public records. She points to a 2003 letter from the Idaho Cattlemen’s Association to DEQ officials as an example of what industry involvement in DEQ monitoring and research has and could look like. In the letter, the ICA writes that proposed dairy monitoring “causes a great deal of concern on the part of the cattle industry,” and questions the necessity of monitoring, DEQ testing methodology and agency decisions, then urges the DEQ to hold off on plans to set up monitors. The DEQ responds to the ICA, writing, “This is to let you know that the DEQ is going to start particulate monitoring in the Sunnyside area in about two weeks’ time.” The monitoring eventually took place, but Hasse said it was never to the degree requested by

concerned citizens. Hasse said the November DEQ and IDA agreement opens the doors for similar industry oversight and influence. “The DEQ can’t do anything without notifying industry,” Hasse said. Marvel couldn’t agree more. “This is a good example of what happens in one-party states like Idaho, where there’s no review of state agencies, there’s no oversight and the industry that is favored by the majority party gets what they want in virtually all outcomes. And the majority party does not believe in the regulation of industry of any kind,” said Jon Marvel, Western Watersheds Project executive director. “This is typical of Idaho, where money talks. Dairy production is the largest agricultural product of Idaho now. As a consequence, dairy producers have a lot of clout with the state government and the Legislature.”


Dylan Ellsworth (left) and Conor Hilton (right) waited in line outside the National Archives in Washington, D.C.. The Idaho Falls natives and BYU students traveled to D.C. to attend the inauguration.



MIKE FERGUSON Economic anlyst on freight trains, why he’ll never

run for office and a sea change in education funding GEORGE PRENTICE

In a recent guest editorial (BW, Opinion, “Education by the Numbers,” Dec. 26, 2012), you wrote that Idaho is spending less and less on public education. How do you track that? The basis for that is by looking at our public schools in terms of our fiscal capacity of the state’s residents. The reason I use personal income is that personal income captures real growth and inflationary growth. It goes up and goes down with the economy. Over the 1980s and 1990s, we spent about 4.4 percent of our personal income on K-12 public education. But since 2000, we’ve seen a dramatic drop. And I’ve just updated the numbers with the executive budget, and if that’s enacted, we would hit 3.4 percent, a full percentage point drop in terms of how much of our resources we’re devoting to public schools. How about spending per student? If you look at the data from the National Center for Education Statistics, we’ve basically dropped to dead-last in the nation. With a widening gap of spending per student in different Idaho school districts, has


the Gem State become a system of haves and have-nots? The short answer is yes. Where the inequity comes in is on the property tax side. For example, the McCall-Donnelly school district in the 2009-2010 school year had a property tax value per student of $4.7 million per student. Meanwhile, near Blackfoot in the Snake River School District, they have $153,000 per student in terms of market taxable value. The exact same levy, one-tenth of 1 percent, raises $4,700 per student in McCall-Donnelly while raising $153 per student in Snake River. I’ve heard, time and again, school superintendents across the state say that the current level of funding is unsustainable. We can’t continue to operate at these levels. We’re depleting our reserves and using money put aside for emergencies to pay for basic operations. Frankly, it makes no sense that we would embark on a process where we would eliminate business personal property tax and make the process for school districts, cities and counties even more difficult.


Mike Ferguson may not be the smartest person in Idaho, but there’s a good argument that no one is smarter. After more than a quarter of a century serving Republican and Democratic governors as Idaho’s chief economist, he now leads the Idaho Center on Fiscal Policy, crafting non-partisan information and analysis. “When I went into public service, it was an honorable thing,” said Ferguson, before pausing a moment. “Not so much anymore.” When Ferguson was the state’s No. 1 number cruncher, he served in a nonpolitical role. “But I was about as close to the inner works of the political machinery as you could get,” he said. “Now, I get to pick and choose the issues. I’m more or less free to make the judgment calls of what the important issues are.” And chief among those issues is funding for Idaho’s K-12 public education, which Ferguson said is tied on the tracks while a “freight train” conversation speeds toward the possibility of eliminating Idaho’s business personal property tax.

The Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry wants to see that tax go away. How much influence do they have in the Statehouse debate? Considerable. It’s going to take a miracle to stop that freight train. I think, if it’s enacted, it will have an impact similar to what happened with the Students Come First laws. Is this issue so complex that the public hasn’t had ample time to consider all of the implications? The tax commission report didn’t come out until Dec. 18, 2012. It’s very sobering. The impact on counties, $38.7 million; school districts, another $38 million; cities, another $33 million. There has been precious little time for people to familiarize themselves with this. I question why we’re rushing headlong into further undermining our ability to fund public services when it’s now evident that we’re doing, at best, an extremely mediocre job and, at worst, an unconstitutional job of funding public schools. I understand that the Idaho Center for Public Policy’s role is to be a clearinghouse for information and analysis, but what’s your role during the legislative session? I’m not a lobbyist. If a legislative committee asks me to testify, I’m more than happy to do that, but I don’t go and testify in favor of, or against, specific legislation. 10 My role is to provide fact-based analysis

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into the public realm and let them deal with it as they see appropriate.

Are we going to see you in front of House and Senate committees? I don’t know. Ask a legislator. Do you sleep any less or more during the legislative session? I don’t take any of this personally. But the stakes are really high. We’re on a path that I think has enormous consequences for the future of the state. I don’t remember seeing politics and education intersecting as much as it does in the 21st century. We’re seeing a sea change, a fundamental shift in the state’s level of support for education. There have been a lot of things happening that ultimately bring you back to this basic question: Are we adequately funding public education? I think the compelling evidence is that the answer is no. How is your center funded? Through a grant from the Northwest Area Foundation. It’s a philanthropic foundation from the Great Northern Railroad. Their mission was to address issues relating to people of low or modest means to try to improve their lot in their life. Fiscal policy is a new realm for them. I look at my role in the Center as to bring a fact-based approach of having public policies that work well for everyone so that we have broadly shared prosperity. I think more than a few people were surprised when you took this position after so many years in state government.

I had agreed with myself to continue doing my job as long as I enjoyed it. That’s not to say that being the chief economist in the middle of the great recession was enjoyable. But just before I decided to retire, I thought they were paying me a pretty good salary but they weren’t listening to me. I just didn’t feel good about continuing to do that, and I was in a position where I could pull the plug and move on. How long were you retired? About nine months. There were a number of legislators, people in state agencies and myself that interviewed for the job at the Center. I have long felt that Idaho has a need for an independent voice that looks at matters of the revenue stream, tax policy and the larger fiscal policy world within state government. Did you ever consider teaching? After getting my bachelor’s degree at Boise State, I went to the University of Oregon for my post-grad studies, and I got a view of higher ed that wasn’t as nice. Have you ever been approached to run for office? No. Would you ever consider it? No. I’ve been around politics for a long, long time. But you understand the need for intelligence in politics. Is that a flat “no?” It’s a different set of skills. I think I can have as much positive impact doing this as I could in a political realm.

RALL driving with a valid Massachusetts drivers license.” Neither the legalistic 6 BS nor the missing cash from my wallet increased my admiration for this morally bankrupt system. The really big issue, however, is sentencing. The Times’ Noam Cohen said “perhaps a punishment for trespassing would have been warranted.” Whatever the charge, no one should go to prison for any crime that causes no physical harm to a human being or animal. Something about computer hackers makes courts go nuts. The U.S. leader of the LulzSec hacking group was threatened with a 124-year sentence. No doubt, “Hollywood Hacker” Christopher Chaney, who hacked into the email accounts of Scarlett Johansson and Christina Aguilera and stole nude photos so he could post them online, is a creep. But 10 years in prison? Insanely excessive. Community service, sure. Parole restrictions, on his Internet use for example, make sense. Sentences issued by American courts are

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way too long, which is why the country has more people behind bars than any other country. Even the toughest tough-on-crime SOB would shake his head at the 45-year sentence handed to a purse snatcher in Texas last year. I won’t deny breathing a sigh of relief when the burglar who broke into my Manhattan apartment went away for eight years—it wasn’t his first time at the rodeo—but if you think about it objectively, it’s a ridiculous sentence. A month or two is plenty long. You know what would make me feel safe? A rehabilitation program that educated and provided jobs for guys like my burglar. Whether too long or just right, those eight years came to an end—and he wound up back on the street, less employable and more corrupted than before. And don’t get me started about prison conditions. A serious national discussion about out-ofcontrol prosecutors and crazy long sentences is long overdue. I hope Aaron Swartz’s death marks a turning point. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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In both cases, Thomas did not infect his accusers with HIV nor was this fact ever considered relevant in either case. In both cases, Thomas was found to have violated the statute by not disclosing his HIV status to his accusers prior to engaging in sexual intercourse with them. “I was very frustrated, angry, embarrassed, scared—not only for myself but my family,” Thomas said to BW. While meant as a safeguard for communities “to protect the public health,” Idaho’s HIV disclosure law has led to lengthy prison sentences for its violators, confusion for those living with the virus and criticism for its antiquated language by legal and scientific communities. Prior to Thomas’ parole violation, he had been working as an agent manager for a Boise-based real estate brokerage company for several years. He was charged with engaging in at least seven sexual acts with a co-worker he

“You have to disclose,” said Jean Fisher, deputy prosecuting attorney for Ada County—who represented the state in both of Thomas’ cases—regarding persons who are HIV positive and wish to engage in sexual acts with noninfected individuals. But the statute does not stipulate what exactly constitutes disclosure. Fisher agrees that unlike other sexual crimes where the burden of proof is on the accuser, the responsibility under the Idaho HIV disclosure law is on the infected individual. “Yes, clearly, the statute puts the onus to make full disclosure on the defendant,” Fisher said. The statute does not elucidate what it defines as “full disclosure,” and the language of the law has remained unamended by the Legislature since 1988. For an HIV-positive individual, verbally disclosing his or her status in the form of “I am HIV positive” creates a legal gray area.

“L ike most sex cases, a lot of it is on a ‘he said, she said ’ basis.” --Jea Jean Fish Fisheer, r, d depu eputy ty pprose rosecutin cuting attorney attor ney for for Ada Ada C Coun ounty ty had known for several years but not disclosing his HIV status to her until he was confronted by her and several of her friends about it. Approved by the Idaho Legislature on March 24, 1988, and later signed into law by then-Gov. Cecil Andrus, the HIV disclosure law outlines definitions, punishment and defenses, stating, “Any person who exposes another in any matter with the intent to infect or, knowing that he or she is or has been afflicted with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) ... or other manifestations of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, transfers or attempts to transfer any of his or her body fluid ... to another person is guilty of a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a period not to exceed 15 years.” The term “transfer” is defined as any kind of sexual act, whether it be “genital-genital,” “oral-genital” or “anal-genital” contact, regardless of whether HIV was transferred, protection was used or there were other factors which would greatly diminish the possibility of infection.

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“Like most sex cases, a lot of it is on a ‘he said, she said’ basis,” Fisher explained. Thus, short of providing a notarized affidavit signed by both the HIV-positive individual and his or her sexual partner, the possibility of being prosecuted under the disclosure statute remains, though Fisher stated the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office takes all evidence into account before considering filing criminal charges. As for Thomas, who tested positive for HIV in 1988, “disclosing is very difficult,” he said, adding that while being HIV positive is in itself a big deal, particularly for sexual partners, “It’s not something I wake up in the morning and first think about.” His thoughts in the mornings prior to his arrest in 2009 were more toward the health and well-being of his son and work issues. “When you’re dealing with a chronic illness, it’s not always your first thought, your primary concern,” Thomas said. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website on HIV/AIDS, after a person tests positive for antibodies to HIV, tests measuring how much virus is in a sample of blood—the viral load—and the condition of a patient’s immune system—a T-cell count—are typically ordered by health care providers. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

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There is no scientific consensus on when a person with HIV should begin treatment, commonly referred to as Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy. It is not uncommon, given the power of these medications, for a person on HAART to develop a registered viral load of “undetectable.” That means the amount of virus is so low, it cannot be measured by a machine. According to a study done by the Federal Commission for HIV/AIDS in Switzerland and cited in a story published in the Pacific Northwest Inlander, it is functionally impossible for someone with such a low viral load to transmit HIV to a sexual partner, especially when other precautions such as condom use are used. However, whether a person has an undetectable viral load, an aboveaverage T-cell count, if he or she used a condom or even if he or she intended to infect another person, according to state law, these factors are irrelevant. According to a sworn affidavit signed July 19, 2012, and filed in the 4th Judicial District Court in Thomas’ case, Dr. James C. Roscoe—an HIV specialist and staff physician with Boise-based Wellness Center—confirmed that Thomas was taking HAART in November and December 2008, when he was accused of engaging in sexual relations without disclosing his HIV status. “As a result of initiating HAART,” Roscoe stated, “Mr. Thomas’ HIV RNA viral load was noted to be undetectable on Nov. 20, 2008. Additional HIV RNA viral load testing on Dec. 11, 2008, and May 11, 2009, also were undetectable.” “There are a lot of variables, from what I understand, in the way my case was prosecuted, which aren’t important,” Thomas said. “It’s irrelevant.”

In Court Facing several felony counts—each of which carried a maximum of 15 years in prison—Thomas said he was advised by his court-appointed attorney, John Geddes, to accept a plea deal from the Prosecutor’s Office and plead guilty to two of the seven counts, saving him from the possibility of serving nearly 105 years behind bars if he pled not guilty to all the charges and faced a jury trial. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

“It’s not like I did it [accepted the plea deal] to get off the hook of the other charges. I wanted to sit down and actually have a conversation about the actual statute, but it didn’t turn out that way,” Thomas said. When he was sentenced on Sept. 16, 2009, before District Judge Michael E. Wetherell, Thomas’ accuser spoke as a witness for the state. When describing her reaction when Thomas confirmed his HIV diagnosis, she stated, “I lit into him. I started screaming and yelling and crying and asked him why he would do something like that. I told him I was a mother. I wanted to be a grandmother. And I couldn’t understand why he would risk my safety.” “This community must be protected,” said Fisher. “Mr. Thomas doesn’t understand that every time he has sex with another person who doesn’t protect themselves or doesn’t have the ability to protect themselves, that he’s potentially giving them a death sentence.” In the end, Thomas was sentenced to 30 years in prison with 10 years fixed, five years indeterminate for each charge and that the sentences be served consecutively. Thomas was also sentenced to three years for violating his parole by visiting his son in Oregon, to be served consecutively to the other sentences. According to public defender Geddes’ testimony at Thomas’ sentencing hearing, other states which have nondisclosure laws list violations of those laws as misdemeanors, not felonies, unless an intent to infect another person with HIV is proven. “A lot of people disagree with that statute. Judge, I’m not here to dehumanize or to support that statute one way or another. It’s a statute. It’s a law in the state of Idaho and we’re bound by it. But there are a lot of people that feel it’s not a very enlightened approach,” Geddes stated. Prison time, let alone 15 years of incarceration, would then not usually be a possible sentence, but rather a year or less in county jail. According to the Sero Project, a nonprofit human rights organization that promotes the decriminalization non-disclosure, Idaho is one of a handful of states with HIV-specific statutes that carry stiff punishments. North Dakota and South Dakota have similar

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laws but with a possible maximum of 20 years in prison. Other states, such as Washington, list attempted exposure of HIV as “assault,” with a maximum penalty of 318 months—or just more than 26 years—per charge. In the United States, 36 states and territories have HIV-specific criminal laws. Sero Project officials point to the case of Nick Rhoades, an HIV-positive Iowa man who used a condom, had an undetectable viral load and did not infect his partner, but was sentenced to 25 years in prison for not disclosing

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his HIV status. After worldwide outcry against his excessive sentence, his sentence was reduced and Rhoades served one year. When he was released, he was required to register as a sex offender and had to undergo sex offender therapy comparable to that of convicted rapists and child molesters. Others outside of Idaho have had their imposed sentences reduced in cases where no intent to infect was proven. But Fisher doesn’t agree, stating she wished there were similar laws for not disclosing other sexually transmitted diseases, including herpes. The disclosure statute was passed during the apex of the country’s AIDS panic and uses language that today would make the average microbiology student cringe. The statute lists transmissible fluids of HIV as “semen, blood, saliva, vaginal secretion, breast milk, and urine.” Idaho State epidemiologist Dr. Christine Hahn stopped short of stating the possibility of HIV transmission through saliva was scientifically impossible, but in a written statement told BW that, “At the time that Idaho’s law was passed in 1988, it was believed that saliva was a transmissible fluid for HIV. Since then, scientific studies have more clearly defined

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the body fluids that are the primary transmitters of HIV, but this doesn’t prove that saliva cannot, on occasion, transmit HIV. “Although HIV has been detected in both saliva and urine, it’s only in very small quantities and has not been documented to transmit HIV.” Fisher, citing her own research for Thomas’ 2008 case, agreed that, at the very least, the statute should be amended to reflect the omission of saliva as a transmissible bodily fluid. “That’s what we should be doing to amend the statute,” Fisher said. Thomas’ case is just one of many where the issue of possible HIV transmission was deemed irrelevant, even by the Idaho Supreme Court. In State of Idaho v. Mubita, an HIV-positive Moscow man was found to have been in violation of the disclosure statute even though in one of his charges, he was found to have performed oral sex on his accuser, an act highly unlikely to result in HIV transmission. Mubita was also taking medications to lower his viral load at the time of the incident. The Idaho Supreme Court unanimously upheld his 11 felony convictions of violating the disclosure statute and his sentence. The possibility of HIV infection in Idaho v. Mubita was not relevant to the Supreme Court justices because such language does not exist in the 1988 law. “We need not go beyond the plain language of the statute,” wrote Justice Jim Jones in his June 11, 2008, opinion.

An inhibition to HIV prevention While Allies Linked for the Prevention of HIV and AIDS—a nonprofit HIV prevention organization—does not usually step into the policy arena, Matt Eldredge, interim president, believes the disclosure statute actually inhibits the state’s ability to lower HIV infection rates. “We’re so backward in Idaho,” Eldredge said. “There’s never been a documented case of transmission [through saliva or urine],” he said. “It’s impossible.” Thomas agrees that if the legislative intent of the statute was to lower new cases of HIV, it’s demonstrably not working. “If our intent is to stop the spread of the disease, I think there is a body of evidence that would support that this type of statute in general is counterproductive,” Thomas said, adding that those who didn’t know their HIV status are barred from prosecution. “It’s not a stretch to understand that this type of law discourages you from getting tested [for HIV],” he said. Thomas said if he didn’t get tested


and learn his HIV status, it’s possible he would have never faced prosecution. He’d be a free man. “It seems to me [the law] is talking about that guy, the one who wants to infect someone with this illness,” Thomas said. According to the CDC, approximately one in five people living with HIV in the United States does not know he or she is infected, thus they are not medicated and therefore more likely to infect others. Eldredge said that studies have shown that after initial infection with the AIDS virus, a patient’s viral load skyrockets as the body scrambles to figure out how to fight it. “Then the viral load lowers and plateaus,” he said with a dip of a flat hand moving in the air in front of him. The body’s natural lowering of the viral load makes a patient still infectious, but not nearly as infectious if he or she were to get tested and treat the HIV with medication to reduce viral replication. Eldredge and others who want to see non-disclosure decriminalized firmly believe that disclosure is not necessary if a person has an undetectable viral load and a condom is used. Ultimately, Eldredge believes the largest problem with the HIV disclosure statute and HIV prevention in general is a lack of education. “There’s a lot of fear [regarding HIV] in this state,” he said. According to Eldredge and Thomas, there is no effort to have the HIV disclosure law in Idaho either amended or repealed, and no legislation to do so has been considered by a legislative committee since the statute was first passed. Today, Thomas’ case is still in the appeals process. He has served nearly four years at the Idaho State Correctional Center, where he has proper medical care, including expensive daily medications to keep his HIV viral load undetectable. He lives in the general prison population and works as a janitor to earn money for phone calls to his son and assorted essentials. While Thomas regrets the circumstances that brought him to where he is, including engaging in a sexual relationship before first admitting his status, he wishes most that he had been more of a leader and role model in the fight against HIV discrimination and criminalization. His advice to individuals in Idaho: “Get tested, No. 1. It’s so empowering to know what your status is. The more you know about HIV, the less stigma, the less fear that will be associated with it. Learn as much information as possible.” As far as those who are HIV positive and want to be in a relationship, Thomas acknowledges he didn’t do the right thing: being upfront about his HIV status. “You have to be 100 percent open with your partner.” Editorial note: Taylor Craig Newbold is a former founding board member of Allies Linked for the Prevention of HIV and AIDS.


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Finally, something cool to do with all that snow.


Composer Richard Wagner was way ahead of the whole ring trend.


In the summer months, McCall is known as a lakeside hangout where sunbathers clutching ice cream cones is a common sight near Payette Lake. But everybody knows winter is the most colorful time of year in this frosty resort town. When the seasons change and snow piles up by the foot, its citizens rally together not unlike the Whos in Whoville for the annual McCall Winter Carnival, now in its 48th year. Each year, the city celebrates its wintry pride with 10 days of events. Some of the biggest draws are the elaborate ice sculptures dotting the city. Last year, McCall Mountain Accents took home the grand prize for its Jurassic Park-inspired creation. This year’s theme, Winter Magic, is sure to test the limits of creating frosty effigies. But that’s just the beginning. From snowshoe golf to snowmobile racing, the festival packs in all kinds of events, including fireworks over Payette Lake and live music each day on main and side stages, and the Barley Brothers Winter Ale Festival, which kicks off at noon Saturday, Feb. 2. Saturday, Jan. 26, an ice fishing derby hits the frozen lake beginning at 6 a.m., and the city hosts snow tubing, an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast and the raucous Mardi Gras parade through downtown McCall. Ice skating and productions at the Alpine Playhouse offer nearby entertainment, while beard, hairy and sexy leg competitions take place Thursday, Jan. 31. A full list of events—and there are many more—can be found at the McCall Chamber of Commerce website, McCall, 800-260-5130,

epic THE RING WITHOUT WORDS Metalheads like to throw the word epic around. But even the wickedest Manowar guitar solo or Blind Guardian concept album is impotent next to the sheer magnitude of Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle. The full cycle about clashes between Norse gods, tragic romance and a ring of power features four operas written over the course of 26 years that run 17 hours all-told. It revolutionized musical storytelling through the use of short pieces of melody representing characters and actions—leitmotifs—and were brought back as their themes. That’s how epic is done. However, we live in a culture and economy that rarely afford 17 hours to do anything, let alone listen to opera. You probably don’t have the time to see it performed, and most orchestras don’t play the whole thing anyway. It has been nearly a decade since the Boise Philharmonic took up even a single piece of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. And that’s where The Ring Without Words comes in. Created by conductor Lorin Maazel, The Ring Without Words is a flyover version of The Ring Cycle, featuring its greatest hits in a single performance. It’s not even remotely bite-sized but neither is it a bite too big to chew. The audience experiences the greatest pieces of Wagner’s leitmotifs brought together as harmonies and one flowing piece of music. Boise Philharmonic will perform The Ring Without Words for the first time this week with two performances: Friday, Jan. 25 at Swayne Auditorium in Nampa and Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Morrison Center in Boise. And yes, it will be epic. Friday, Jan. 25, 8 p.m. $23-$43. Swayne Auditorium, 707 Fern St., Nampa, 208-467-8790; Saturday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m. $25-$76. The Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1609,

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THURSDAY JAN. 24 snapshot ADULT NIGHT: SCIENCE OF PHOTOGRAPHY Every photo—from images of Iwo Jima to Honey Boo Boo—links back to the discovery that images could be captured using light, special paper and a few chemicals. More than 100 years after that discovery, photography is everywhere, and taking a photo is as easy as snapping a sepia-tone Instagram pic. To celebrate the

now-ubiquitous technology, the folks at Discovery Center of Idaho named photography as the theme of their next Adult Night, an evening when grown-ups get the run of the place. Things get started at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, and include numerous events and exhibits designed to give visitors hands-on experience with different aspects of photography. Novices and experts alike can explore stations set up around DCI. Visitors are invited to learn how modern digital cameras, a far cry from early camera obscura, turn light into photos without film. Check out the kind of equipment the pros use and

get helpful tips and tricks on how to compose a better photograph. Visitors can learn to develop their own film with professionals as part of a darkroom demonstration and try their hands at polishing pictures at a photo editing station. Hop into the on-site photo booth with a friend and use some of the included props for a goofy posed picture. Who knows—it might even be worthy of your new Facebook profile pic. 6-10 p.m. $10-$20. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 E. Myrtle St., Boise, 208-343-9895,



It looks like this Volt book might just take off. Re-edit with my movie, you will.






EMPIRE UNCUT: COLLABORATIVE FILMMAKING AT THE LIBRARY What would you do if you could edit Star Wars? Would you leave Jar Jar Binks for dead in a curling pile of cellulose diacetate on the edit room floor? Would you put an end to the pernicious heresy that Greedo shot first? The only way to become a great filmmaker is to start making films, and the Victory branch of the Ada Community Library is staying up late Saturday, Jan. 26, to get its patrons on their ways to Hollywood with Empire Uncut: Collaborative Filmmaking at the Library. Here’s how it works: From 6:15-9 p.m., visitors have a chance to shoot, edit and upload 15-second snippets of the second (by order of release) Star Wars film, The Empire Strikes Back. When the project is complete, the snippets are spliced together into a completely fan-made version of the sci-fi classic that will be available on the Empire Uncut website. So if you have some creative ideas on updating Luke and Yoda’s workout routine on Dagobah or find the lightsaber duel between father and son insufficiently Oedipal or leather-bound, there’s a fix for that—shoot the scenes yourself and win glory. The project began in 2009, when Casey Pugh called into the vast emptiness that is the Internet for fellow Star Wars fans to film 15-second clips of scenes from Episode IV: A New Hope. The event is free, but there’s a catch: Because of space and resource limitations, registration is required. So get online and make your X at the event website. May the Force be with you. 6:15-9 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library-Victory, 10664 Victory Road, Boise, 208-362-0181,

THURSDAYSUNDAY JAN. 24JAN. 27 just dance IDAHO DANCE THEATRE WINTER PERFORMANCE At the Idaho Dance Theatre Winter Performance, audiences have an opportu-


nity to look under the hood of modern dance. The performance includes New Visions Award-winning “Architecture: Splintered and Cracked,” by Jessica Tomlinson of Chicago, which interprets creation and destruction and features the music of Alfred Schnittke and Dimitri Shostakovich. For those with artistic tastes closer to home, Boise artist and choreographer Carl Rowe and composer Robin Zimmermann col-

If the chillier-than-usual winter doldrums are taking their toll on your creative side, maybe it’s time to take the old imagination for a much-needed spin. HomeGrown Theatre’s upcoming reading of the script for Smoke—an adaptation by locals Stephen Heleker and Cody Gittings of the Alan Heathcock short story written—promises to tune and grease your creative mechanism, providing a taste of the film sans screen and requiring the audience’s imaginations to supply the imagery. Smoke is the latest installment in Homegrown Theatre’s monthly BLiP reading and workshop series. Local writers of performance art are invited for a small-scale production of their work without props, costumes or set. Local actors will flesh out Smoke’s script and after each reading, artists chat it up with the audience. Later, writers Heleker and Gittings will receive a sound drubbing—in the form of constructive criticism, of course—from the audience during an open workshop. Smoke is one of the short stories found in Volt, the award-winning debut collection by Boise author Heathcock. In it, a young boy and his father dispose of the body of a man the father killed. A tale of sin and redemption, generational inheritance, violence and overcoming tragedy, this adaptation of Smoke promises to transport its audience in true Heathcock style to a much darker and drearier world than even a frigid Boise winter can offer. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2 p.m.; Tuesday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Hyde Park Books, 1507 N. 15th St., 208-429-8220,

laborated on a piece tracing the history of the human race, entitled “The Story of Humanity.” Zimmermann’s score is based on the silent choreography of Rowe—a reversal of the traditional dance creation process. A third act, “Now We are Here,” is part of the Boise150 celebration featuring choreography from Marla Hansen, tunes by Eric Sandmeyer and costumes by Darrin Pufall. Whether you’re a newcomer to modern dance or

Among bibliophiles who love e-readers, there has always been a bit of buyers’ guilt—you want to support your local bookstore but you’ve got to go to the big guys to get the electronic versions of your favorite books. Well, thanks to Kobo and Rediscovered Bookshop in Boise, that’s no longer a conundrum. Rediscovered’s trade association has partnered with Kobo, which offers e-books from all the major publishers. This means that once you set up a Kobo account through Rediscovered’s website, you can have access to more than 4 million books and the local bookstore shares in the profits. Offering their customers this level of access to e-books is something that small, local booksellers like Rediscovered weren’t able to do before the Kobo partnership, said REDISCOVERED shop owner Bruce DeLaney. BOOKSHOP Kobo supports all e-reader 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, devices with the exception of 208-376-4229 Kindle, but also offers its own line of e-readers. Rediscovered sells several of the readers in the store, including the 5-inch mini ($80), the 6-inch Glo with a clearer screen and backlight ($130), and it will soon carry the Arc, which is the same size as an iPad and functions as a tablet. The Arc costs roughly $200, depending on how much memory it has. To start buying digital locally, visit Rediscovered in person or online. —Deanna Darr

have a seasoned eye, you’re sure to learn something new. Thursday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m. $10, $5 students; Friday, Jan. 25, 8 p.m. $20-$37, $15-$29 seniors, $10-$21 students; Saturday, Jan. 26-Sunday, Jan. 27, 8 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 27, 2 p.m. $20-$37, $15-$29 seniors, $10-$21 students; Special Events Center, Boise State University, 1800 University Drive, 208-331-9592,

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8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY JAN. 23 Festivals & Events VINYL PRESERVATION SOCIETY: OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW—Join the Vinyl Preservation Society for a show of all things new in the oldschool world of vinyl music. 7-10 p.m. FREE. The Crux, 1022 W. Main St., Boise, 208-342-3213.

The Wheel of Waltz beckoned dancers at Boise’s Best Bad Dancer 2.

ZOMBIE BLOOD AND DANCING SHOES From the ruby-hue of zombie blood splattering at Red Room to the blue haze hovering over hipsters at Sapphire Room, it was a colorful weekend in Boise. Boise Weekly freelancer Christina Marfice lurched down to Red Room Jan. 17 for the opening night of HomeGrown Theatre’s horror comedy, Living Dead in Denmark. Written by New York playwright Qui Nguyen, the story follows the adventures of three resurrected Shakespearean heroines—Ophelia, Lady Macbeth and Juliet—as they lay waste to an army of zombies, spearheaded by zombie Hamlet. “Nearly every scene contains a rock music-fueled fight to the death from which the heroines narrowly escape,” wrote Marfice. “The nonstop action is coupled with frequent and dirty vagina jokes and a sordid love affair between Juliet and Lady Macbeth. … The stage is set by a projection screen that creates scenes that parody classic video games, while providing enough splattering virtual blood to turn a sensitive stomach.” Speaking of turning stomachs, a motley crew of terrible dancers busted out their wince-worthy moves Jan. 18 at the packed Liquid Lounge during Boise’s Best Bad Dancer 2. And judges Minerva Jayne, Idaho Dance Theatre Company Manager Jynx Jenkins and comedian Mikey Pullman were tasked with selecting the worst from the moonwalking bunch. “When you did the worm, I wanted you to be at the bottom of my bottle of tequila,” said Jayne to the first contestant. According to BW’s Andrew Crisp, “Poorly timed hip-swaying, sprinklers, shuffles, finger-pointing and rump-shaking were rampant, leaving judges with their work cut out for them after watching nearly one-dozen contestants battle it out.” Ultimately, judges chose a powerfully bad performance set to Big and Rich’s “Save A Horse (Ride a Cowboy),” by a man known only as the “Polish Prancer.” Later Jan. 18 at the Riverside Hotel’s new Sapphire Room, a sold-out crowd put the hip in hip-swaying, getting down at the Treefort Launch Party, which featured DJ Lamont Kohner, Shades and Denver band Flashlights. “The Sapphire Room’s multiple levels and dim blue lighting from crystal-like fixtures gave serious atmosphere,” noted BW’s Josh Gross. “It certainly didn’t hurt that the lads from Anti-Magic were doing video projections on a screen behind the stage. What did hurt was that Kohner had the stage presence of boiled cabbage. His trip-hop beats were great backing music, but he mixed them from a seated position behind a desk on stage.” But the headlining two-man synth-pop outfit Flashlights brought up the energy. “The lights are off. No one’s watching you. So get the fuck down,” said singer Ethan Converse. According to Gross, “when it came time for the final song, Converse invited as many people as would fit onstage to dance with them.” After the band’s set, the crowd dispersed into various hotel rooms, keeping the party going until the wee hours. —Tara Morgan

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On Stage LIVING DEAD IN DENMARK— This play by Qui Nguyen is set five years after the 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. 7 p.m. $5 advance, $7 door. The Red Room Tavern, 1519 W. Main St., Boise, 208331-0956,

Food & Drink

IDAHO DANCE THEATRE WINTER PERFORMANCE—Four dance artists and two Idaho composers team up to deliver a poetry-inspired winter dance performance celebrating Idaho’s history. See Picks, Page 17. 7 p.m. $10-$37. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise,

Food & Drink MURDER MYSTERY DINNER SHOW—Enjoy a four-course dinner paired with Woodriver Cellars wines while investigating an on-stage murder. 7 p.m. $30$35. Woodriver Cellars, 3705 N. Hwy. 16, Eagle, 208-286-9463, THURSDAY NIGHT WINE DINNERS—Taste five select wines paired with cuisine. 7:30 p.m. $50. Pacific Rim Wine Stop, 2870 W. State St., Boise, 208342-3375, pacificrimwinestop. com.

Odds & Ends

SUPERBOWL SNACKS COOKING CLASS— Learn from chef Mike Owen how to cook Superbowl favorites. 6:30 p.m. $35, $30 members. Woodriver Cellars, 3705 N. Hwy. 16, Eagle, 208-286-9463, woodrivercellars. com.

LADIES’ LOUNGE—Toss back some cocktails with the ladies of Boise Weekly and enjoy prize giveaways, drink specials and more. Visit BW’s promo page to get the 4-1-1. 5 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s Saloon, 12505 Chinden Blvd., Boise, 208-331-5666,



Festivals & Events

Festivals & Events

ADULT NIGHT: THE SCIENCE OF PHOTOGRAPHY—Develop your own film, edit photos on a computer and try out the photo booth with props while enjoying food, beer and wine, Bodies Revealed and 60 other Discovery Center exhibits. See Picks, Page 16. 6-10 p.m. $10 includes drink, $20 includes Bodies Revealed exhibit. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-343-9895,

MCCALL WINTER CARNIVAL—Check out the ice sculptures, the beer garden, live music and activities going on as part of the town’s annual celebration. See Picks, Page 16. FREE-$20. McCall,

CONSERVATION PHOTOGRAPHY OF DANIEL BELTRA—The 2011 Wildlife Photographer of the Year shows and discusses his work documenting the fate of the world’s ecosystems. In the Longitude Room. 7 p.m. $15. Hotel 43, 981 Grove St., Boise, 208-342-4622, INFINITY WELLNESS OPEN HOUSE—Tour the facility, meet practitioners and enjoy appetizers, samples from Silk Road and the GreenMan Health Shoppe, along with Ayurvedic chocolates from Sweetly Sinful Candy Co. 5-7 p.m. FREE. Infinity Wellness Center, 1001 N. 27th St., Boise, 208-345-7646.

On Stage LIVING DEAD IN DENMARK— See Wednesday. 7 p.m. $5 advance, $7 door. The Red Room Tavern, 1519 W. Main St., Boise, 208-331-0956, redroomboise. com.

Sports & Fitness

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST—Rebellious Randale McMurphy fakes insanity to serve out his prison sentence in a mental hospital. Dinner at 6:15 p.m., show at 8 p.m. $39 with dinner, $18 show only. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-385-0021,

SAWTOOTH OUTDOOR BONSPIEL—The Boise Curling Club hosts its inaugural 12-team curling tournament. Spectators may learn the sport of curling for free at noon on Saturday, Jan. 26. Teams may sign up for a registration fee of $60 per individual. For more info visit See Rec News, Page 27. 5 p.m. FREE. Stanley Outdoor Rink, 510 Eva Falls Ave., Stanley,

PAULY SHORE—See the comedian of MTV Spring Break and In The Army Now fame on his PaulyTics tour. See Arts, Page 24. 8 p.m., 10 p.m. $25. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379,


IDAHO DANCE THEATRE WINTER PERFORMANCE—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $10-$37. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise,

Festivals & Events MCCALL WINTER CARNIVAL—See Friday. FREE-$20. McCall,

Concerts BOISE PHILHARMONIC: THE RING WITHOUT WORDS—Enjoy highlights of Wagner’s 19th century masterpiece without words, yet still filled with all of the emotion and drama of this great story. For more info or tickets, call 208-344-7849. See Picks, Page 16. 8 p.m. $23-$43. Brandt Center, 707 Fern St., Nampa, 208-467-8790,

On Stage GREEN ZOO THEATRE PRESENTS: SIGNAL TO NOISE—See Friday. 8 p.m. $6.50. Boise WaterCooler, 1401 W. Idaho St., Boise. NOIR—See Friday. 9 p.m. $15 advance, $20 door. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297,

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES—Featuring Craig Purdy, violin; Carola Winkle, clarinet; William Winkle, tuba; Peggy Purdy, piano. 7:30 p.m. $5, $3 seniors, FREE students. Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise State campus, Boise, 208-426-1609.

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST—See Thursday. Dinner at 6:15 p.m., show at 8 p.m. $20, $39 with dinner. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-3850021,

Food & Drink

PAULY SHORE—See Friday. 8 p.m., 10 p.m. $25. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379,

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER SHOW—See Thursday. 7 p.m. $30-$35. Woodriver Cellars, 3705 N. Hwy. 16, Eagle, 208-2869463,

EYESPY Real Dialogue from the naked city

On Stage GREEN ZOO THEATRE PRESENTS: SIGNAL TO NOISE—Playwright Thomas Newby presents a love story set in the digital age for those who are checking their phones and browsing the Web at the same time. Reserve tickets by email at greenzootheatre@ or by calling 208230-4001. 8 p.m. $6.50. Boise WaterCooler, 1401 W. Idaho St., Boise. LIVING DEAD IN DENMARK— See Wednesday. 7 p.m. $5 advance, $7 door. The Red Room Tavern, 1519 W. Main St., Boise, 208-331-0956, redroomboise. com. NOIR—Red Light Variety Show presents a night of detectives, murder, femme fatales, clowns, acrobatics, delicious eye-candy and intrigue. In conjunction with The Fool Squad, Off Center Dance and the Frim Fram Four. $15 advance, $20 door. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297,

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Bogus Basin Nordic Team Alumni Continue Giving Back and Competing!

A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales for the Banff Mountain Film Festival go to support the Bogus Basin Nordic Team, and all of the proceeds from the raffle support the team. The team helps members to not only develop skills as skiers, but also as good citizens. We thought you might like to hear about some of the alumni and what they’re doing now. Many former team members have returned as assistant coaches, nurturing young BBNT athletes. This winter’s alumni coaches are Bob Smith, Kerry Molina and Olive Wicherski. Helping coach in recent seasons were Luke Studebaker, Ariel Kronenberg, Emma Donohoe, Charlie and Wyatt Fereday. BBNT alumni also have reached high ranks in Nordic events after high school. Since the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, taking 34th in sprint, Sara Studebaker continues competing for USA Biathlon and has done six World Cups this year. Sara intends to peak for the World Championships, beginning Feb. 6 in Nove

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Mesto, Czech Republic. Three current college competitors are Rose Kemp (University of Utah), Emma Donohoe (Colby College) and Will Wicherski (Williams College). Kemp had several top 20 finishes at the recent 2013 U.S. National Cross Country Ski Championships in Utah and hopes to qualify for her third NCAA championships this winter. Wicherski went to Turkey for the World Junior Championships in 2012, one of just six men representing USA. He followed that up with an 11th place in classic at the NCAA Championships. Wyatt Fereday skied four years at Colby College and competed in three NCAA Championships. Now a UNR-Reno graduate student, Wyatt skis for the semipro Far West Farm Team. Last season, he took 5th in the West Yellowstone Rendezvous and won a number of Tahoe area regional races. Many other BBNT alums continue skiing for fun and health, often competing in local races such as the Boulder Mountain Tour.


Sara Studebaker

Contributions to the Boise Nordic Foundation help to support the Bogus Basin Nordic Team.











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FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: From the film Gimp Monkeys; From the film On the Road, ©Trevor Hunt.



USA, 2012, 7 minutes Directed by: Nick Waggoner, Produced by: Zac Ramras Focus: Skiing, Adventure

USA, 2012, 8 minutes Directed by: Mikey Schaefer, Produced by: Fitz Cahall Focus: Climbing

Add outstanding camera work and captivating narration to an expedition in South America – and you’re in for a sweet treat!

What has four legs, five arms, and three heads? The Gimp Monkeys. Three friends attempt the first all-disabled ascent of Yosemite’s iconic El Capitan.


HIGHWAY WILDING (SPECIAL EDIT) Canada, 2012, 13 minutes Directed and Produced by: Leanne Allison Focus: Wildlife, Environment

Build them and they will live. That is the simple message in this short documentary that looks at the issue of wildlife and highways, and some of the pioneering solutions that exist to prevent road kill and reconnect landscapes. After seeing this film, you’ll never drive down a highway the same way again.



Grand Prize - Sponsored by Mountain Equipment Coop People’s Choice Award - Sponsored by Buff Best Film, Exploration and Adventure – Sponsored by Nemo Australia, 2012, 44 minutes Directed by: Justin Jones, Produced by: Justin Jones, Greg Quail, Doug Howard Focus: Adventure

Australian adventurers, James Castrission and Justin Jones, dare to tackle the perilous journey across Antarctica to the South Pole and back again, completely unassisted – just two men dragging their food and shelter across 1140 kilometres of barren ice. Many have tried - all have failed. After much planning and preparation, Cas and Jonesy arrive to tackle one of the last great Antarctic odysseys, but discover an eerie similarity to Captain Scott’s race to the South Pole: there’s a Norwegian on the ice. He’s more experienced, he’s tackling the same record, and he has a head start. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: From the film Strength in Numbers; From the film Moonwalk, ©Mikey Schaefer



Just try to keep up with Lily - go ahead we dare ya!

The world of mountain biking has many communities. And while different riders follow different lines, they all end up in the same place. Tire to ground, foot to pedal, hand to bar - people drawn together by trails of dirt. Come join us!

USA, 2011, 4 minutes Directed and Produced by: Ross Downard Focus: Mountain biking, Dog!


USA, 2011, 9 minutes Directed and Produced by: Amy Marquis Focus: Culture

Although our national parks belong to all citizens, too few people of color ever visit them. Take a journey to Yosemite National Park with those looking to reverse that trend.

VIVA LA VIE (SPECIAL EDIT) USA, 2012, 17 minutes Directed and Produced by: Andy Mann and Keith Ladzinski Focus: Rock climbing

American climber Jonathan Siegrist, visits France to pay tribute to the roots of modern sport climbing. After teaming up with Swiss superstar Nina Caprez, the two stumble upon a greater meaning of climbing while venturing up some of the hardest routes the Verdon Gorge has to offer.

THE DREAM FACTORY (SPECIAL EDIT) USA, 2012, 27 minutes Directed and Produced by: Teton Gravity Research Focus: Ski/Snowboard

For the past 16 years, Teton Gravity Research has made the pilgrimage to America’s last frontier, Alaska: The Dream Factory. From the early gold rush days, to the rise of commercial fishing, to the explosion of the ski and snowboard freeride movement, people have left everything to follow their dreams and journey to this foreign, mystical land. The Dream Factory shows us the past, the present, and a glimpse at the future.


USA, 2012, 5 minutes Directed by: Samuel Bricker, Produced by: Nathan Ward

You’ll fall in love with Ernest Wilkinson, one of the last of a vanishing breed of mountain men, as he explains what your best survival tool is!


Canada, 2012, 15 minutes Directed by: Darcy Wittenburg, Produced by: Ian Dunn Focus: Mountain biking


USA, 2011, 16 minutes Directed by: Jimmy Chin, Produced by: Shannon Ethridge Focus: Alpine climbing, Skiing, Snowboarding

Freeride skier Sage Cattabriga-Alosa and big mountain snowboarder Lucas Debari step out of their elements while heading toward their most ambitious goal: to descend Mount Denali. But first they must put everything they have into making it to the summit!


Canada, 2012, 46 minutes Directed by: Benjamin Jordan, Produced by: Benjamin Jordan and Godfrey Masauli Focus: Culture, Paragliding

From opposite corners of the earth, two men are united by a common dream; to be the first to paraglide from Mount Mulanje, Malawi’s highest peak. Things go well until they discover that one has taken on a little more than he has bargained for – and the other has never learned to paraglide. In the end, their commitment to each other and to ideas not yet realized dissolves borders and creates opportunities neither anticipated. This delightful adventure will have you dancing out the door to the pulse of possibilities!


Special Jury Mention New Zealand, 2011, 25 minutes Directed and Produced by: Rachael Patching, Roland Kahurangi Focus: Curling, Culture, Environment

A zealous cast of disparate – and utterly charming – characters bound together by their love of outdoor curling, attempt to uphold the sport. But a changing climate in the highlands of New Zealand could mean that outdoor rinks may soon become a thing of the past.



This sweet piece of visual and musical poetry builds to a climax of Taiko drumming and swirling snow that will envelope you!

A full moon like no other!

USA, 2012, 6 minutes Directed by: Ben Knight, Produced by: Travis Rummel Focus: Powder! ski, Snowboard, Culture


USA, 2011, 4 minutes Directed and Produced by: Mikey Schaefer Focus: Highlining


FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: From the film Petzl RocTrip China; From the film Wild Bill’s Run ©Larry Dahlberg; From the film On Thin Sea Ice 2; From the film Flow Hunters, ©Graeme Murray


The Banff Centre Award for Creative Excellence France, 2012, 23 minutes Directed and Produced by: Vladimir Cellier, Julien Nadiras, Guillaume Broust Focus: Climbing, Culture

Being stuck in traffic has never seemed so enchanting! A superb soundtrack of traditional music takes us to a remarkable spot that offers climbers from all over the world no fewer than 250 pitches on delicious limestone walls.


INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTIONS Special Jury Mention UK, 2011, 5 minutes Directed by: Stu Thomson, Produced by: Mike Christie Focus: Trials biking

World renowned trials rider Danny MacAskill is at it again -- only this time he uses an abandoned ironworks as his playground!


Best Film. Mountain Sports – Sponsored by Live Out There Switzerland, 2011, 17 minutes Directed by: Hans-Urs Bachman, Produced by: Alec Wohlgroth Focus: Culture, Skiing

In a quiet corner of this conflicted country, gutsy first-time skiers learn to ski through trial by fire! Racing with a true spirit of camaraderie, they take part in the first-ever downhill racing competition in Afghanistan.

WILD BILL’S RUN (SPECIAL EDIT) USA, 2012, 47 minutes Directed and Produced by: Mike Scholtz Focus: Crazy adventure!

In 1972, American folk hero Wild Bill Cooper led a ragtag crew of adventurers on a most unlikely expedition over the top of the world, with goal


of snowmobiling from Minnesota to Moscow. Filled with humour and misadventure, this amazing story is not like anything you have ever seen!

ON THIN SEA ICE 2 Norway, 2011, 2 minutes Directed and Produced by: Tor Eckhoff Focus: Skating, Swimming, Vodka

Slide away with simple pleasures: skating, bathing, and a little vodka!

LAST OF THE GREAT UNKNOWN USA, 2012, 23 minutes Directed by: Dan Ransom, Produced by: John Harlin III, Rich Rudow Focus: Canyoning, Exploration

The Grand Canyon is an immense place, almost unfathomable in scale, and one of the last places in the American West to be explored. Deep within this vast wilderness run concealed tributaries, hiding some of the Canyon’s most remarkable features – enchanting slot canyons and the secrets deep within their walls.

FLOW HUNTERS (SPECIAL EDIT) New Zealand, 2012, 9 minutes Directed and Produced by: Jon Forder Focus: Kayaking

Some of the world’s best paddlers experience adventure and risk as they explore New Zealand’s white water.


Best Film, Climbing – Sponsored by the Alpine Club of Canada USA, 2012, 33 minutes Directed and Produced by: Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen, Alex Lowther Focus: Rock climbing

Alex Honnold is a bit of an enigma. He’s become known as the boldest soloist of his generation, but how does he balance pure ambition with self-preservation? Honnold wrestles with this question in preparation for his biggest adventure yet – the Yosemite Triple.


8 DAYS OUT TWO GIRLS ON ONE MIC COMEDY TOUR—Featuring Meghan Flaherty and Belinda Carroll. Hosted by Lauryn Pithey-Petrie. Also featuring the Rebecca Scott Band. 8 p.m. $7 advance, $10 door. Lucky Dog, 2223 Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-333-0074, IDAHO DANCE THEATRE WINTER PERFORMANCE—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $10-$37. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise,

Concerts BOISE PHILHARMONIC PRESENTS: THE RING WITHOUT WORDS—See Friday. 8 p.m. $25.50-$76.50. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4261609,

Screen EMPIRE UNCUT—Film, edit and upload 15-second snippets of reenactments of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. For more info call 208-362-0181. See Picks, Page 17. 6:15-9 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-362-0181,

BEER AND GEAR FESTIVAL— Check out the latest in winter gear, a film festival, beer gardens, pancake breakfast and ski and snowboard clinics. See Rec News, Page 27. Noon-7:30 p.m. FREE$10. Brundage Mountain Resort, 3890 Goose Lake Road, McCall, 1-800-888-7544, SAWTOOTH OUTDOOR BONSPIEL—See Saturday. 5 p.m. FREE. Stanley Outdoor Rink, 510 Eva Falls Ave., Stanley,

Sports & Fitness 75TH ANNIVERSARY BASH AND BIG AIR CONTEST—Join the McCall area in celebrating the Little Ski Hill’s anniversary with a big air competition, fireworks, a torchlight parade and more. See Rec News, Page 27. 2 p.m. FREE-$10. Little Ski Hill, 3635 Idaho 55, McCall, 208634-5691,

Kids & Teens MERIDIAN SYMPHONY YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION 2013— Young musicians in Southwest Idaho are invited to compete. Soloist Award recipients perform with the symphony in April. 9 a.m. $25 entry fee. Meridian United Methodist Church, 240 E. Idaho Ave., Meridian, 208-8882245,

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8 DAYS OUT SUNDAY JAN. 27 Festivals & Events MCCALL WINTER CARNIVAL—See Friday. FREE-$20. McCall,

On Stage IDAHO DANCE THEATRE WINTER PERFORMANCE—See Thursday. 2 p.m. $10-$37. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise,

Sports & Fitness BEER AND GEAR FESTIVAL— See Friday. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE$10. Brundage Mountain Resort, 3890 Goose Lake Road, McCall, 1-800-888-7544,

Literature BLIP PLAY READING SERIES—Featuring actors from HomeGrown Theatre, BLiP is a reading of new work by Idaho authors. This month, actors read a screenplay written by Stehen Heleker and Cody Gittings and based on author Alan Heathcock’s “Smoke.” See Picks, Page 17. 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Hyde Park Books, 1507 N. 13th St., Boise, 208-429-8220,

Talks & Lectures MARION BLUMENTHAL-LAZAN— The Andrus Center for Public Policy presents Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal-Lazan, who discusses her experiences and makes a plea for human rights. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise,

WEDNESDAY JAN. 30 Festivals & Events MCCALL WINTER CARNIVAL—See Friday. FREE-$20. McCall,

On Stage A NIGHTTIME SURVIVAL GUIDE—11-year-old Verne of Arco, Id., and Aki, who lives in rural Japan, are united by a shared mystery and fear of what comes out when the sun goes down in this story about friendship, hope and imagination. 8 p.m. $10-$15. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224,

Talks & Lectures MARION BLUMENTHALLAZAN—See Tuesday. 7 p.m. FREE. Eagle High School, 574 N. Park Lane, Eagle, 208-939-2189,

SAWTOOTH OUTDOOR BONSPIEL—See Thursday. 5 p.m. FREE. Stanley Outdoor Rink, 510 Eva Falls Ave., Stanley,

MONDAY JAN. 28 Festivals & Events MCCALL WINTER CARNIVAL—See Friday. FREE-$20. McCall,



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

TUESDAY JAN. 29 Festivals & Events MCCALL WINTER CARNIVAL—See Friday. FREE-$20. McCall,

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WHY MESS WITH SUCCESS? Pinback returns with more of the same

57 heavy drops its new album, Aileron.


NEWS OF NEWNESS Pinback won’t set your pulse racing with chunky riffage or blow you away with symphonic excesses. Peers of Modest Mouse and Built to Spill, the band’s catalog is lined with keenly crafted and mild-mannered yet arty indie rock. There’s a certain angularity to the group’s sidewinding songs, which have sharp math Pinback’s Zach Smith (left) and Rob Crowe (right) will bring their mild-mannered indie rock to Boise. rock edges blunted by languid melodic shimmer. The tracks churn a creamy froth without overflowing, drawing a listener into the lulling Yet, overall, it has been a fruitful partnerCrow also has his own side projects and undulations of vocal harmonies and rich guitar solo career. In 2011, he released his fourth solo ship between Smith and Crow. They do all of texture over rubbery, insistent rhythms. the songwriting together but have enlisted a LP, He Thinks He’s People. The San Diego-based outfit is spearheaded variety of sidemen over the years, even swelling While for some bands, creating outside the by onetime roommates Armistead Burwell to a quintet before trimming back to a trio a group and playing with other musicians is an “Zach” Smith and Rob Crow. The duo couple years ago. Crow believes that change released four albums in three-year intervals be- opportunity to bring something back to the is responsible for the best live shows of the group, that’s not true for Crow. He suggested tween its 1998 formation and 2007’s Autumn that this is one reason a Pinback album always band’s career. of the Seraphs. Pinback’s growth has been It’s actually one of Pinback’s strange sounds exactly like a Pinback album. steady, if a bit under most people’s radar. And idiosyncrasies that its performances can be far “I play with other people in different kinds while the band is critically adored, its audience more energetic and rocking than its albums. of projects so I don’t bring that into the Pinsuggests it’s still somewhat unsung. back discussion. Like, ‘Come on Zach, let’s do Crow said that difference has receded as of “All I can tell you is it’s weird from my late. Touring so long without a new album, the an album of noise,’” Crow laughed. “I like to perspective,” said Crow, asked to explain the band put more emphasis into its concerts. band’s trajectory. “I only know it for what it is, keep it all in its proper place, though none of “Our live shows have kind of hit a sweet and I know it’s not normal, but it’s all I know.” those things have a proper place, anyway.” spot between the two lately. It’s more of an It’s just that way for Crow. His bands are Though Pinback has continued to tour since broad and run the gamut from the knotty som- all-around entertainment thing,” he said. Autumn of the Seraphs, its follow-up album “We’ve finally honed it down to having the has been a long time in the making. In October nambulant Thingy to the odd, fractured pop best shows physically, and now we have a full swing of Optiganally Yours to the clamorous 2012, the band finally released its fifth LP, visual accompaniment. I’ve created short films rock of Heavy Vegetable. He demonstrates a Information Retrieved. for everything. It took a while, but it’s funny real knack for making something hypnotic yet “Zach wanted to make a couple albums because the guys have never seen them, so they also insidiously catchy. in-between and he’s the slow guy, which is not just have to take my word for it that it’s cool.” “There’s a lot of planned chaos,” said a bad thing, it just means that we knew right Like everyone in the music business, PinCrow, describing his work process. “There’s off the bat it was going to take forever,” said buried stuff that I’ll forget about and find it lat- back has puzzled over how to release its music Crow. “But it took way longer than either of er and be surprised enough to make me excited in the age of downloading. The band considus expected or wanted.” ered following many artists that are making about it.” Both Crow and EPs and shorter albums, but stopped short. Despite his prolific Smith maintain busy “We have this thing of being terrified that output in other bands, schedules. Smith used Pinback with Judgment Day, Friday, Jan. 25, we would somehow let somebody down. Like there seems to be nei7:30 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show, $15-$30. the time to record two it’s only 40 minutes. Their album is only 40 ther rhyme nor reason albums—one under KNITTING FACTORY minutes? What a rip off! They only played for why Pinback’s his solo guise, Systems 416 S. Ninth St. 208-367-1212 albums take so long to for an hour and a half? What a rip off,” said Officer, and the other Crow. “We’re terrified of that.” make. under Three Mile Pilot, One thing Crow’s not afraid of is spending “We write and rehis previous band that time in Boise. He said it’s one of his favorite cord at the same time. hasn’t recorded an places to play. So it can be anything. It could be somebody album since Pinback began. That’s how Crow “I’m excited. I like playing there. I dig just can’t get their vocal right or can’t think of first got to know Smith. the Neurolux. I’ve been there with Heavy a lyric or there’s a part that takes something “I was a fan of his from the second I saw Vegetable. We would never play there, but between A and B,” he said. “It’s always difhis band,” Crow said. we would go there on our days off and have ferent. Sometimes we take to different corners Later, the two roomed together. a great time,” he said. “Boise has my favorite and one guy’s working on one part while the “Three Mile Pilot would practice right hotel room. They’ve got great vegan food. other guy’s working on the other. There’s no beneath my room. I was, ‘Hey, that’s cool. At An awesome record store. What’s not to love least I get to listen to Three Mile Pilot.’ But we one way of everything going wrong. If there about Boise?” was a pattern, we would be able to avoid it.” just never thought of working together.” WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

Between new venues, new promoters and new albums, music is on the move in Boise. First up, Sammy’s. The downtown space used to host music when it was Gusto but has focused on DJs in recent years. That changed when bar owners hired Ryan Sampson, frontman for local band Hotel Chelsea, to take over as booker and help transform the space back into a live venue. “Right before I got that call, I was reading a lot of posts on Facebook about people missing playing in that spot,” Sampson said. “It will be nice to have another venue downtown.” Live music at Sammy’s will primarily take place Thursdays and Sundays, with a rock focus, but the bar may add other nights and styles on a case-by-case basis. “I want to call it more of a punk rockstyle club, but we’re willing to cater more to whoever wants to play,” said Sampson. “If a bluegrass band wants to play, we’re into it.” The venue’s first show is set for First Thursday, Feb. 7. Bands interested in playing at Sammy’s should contact Sampson directly via email at In other promoter news, former Red Room booker Keesha Renna of Vagabond Promotions will take over running open mics at The Crux. Renna told Boise Weekly her plan is to host them Monday night, and to try to have each event feature a local electric band playing a special acoustic set. In other new news, Revolution Concert House recently announced that advance tickets for its shows will now be available at The Record Exchange, a handy thing for those lacking credit cards or those who “don’t do the online thing.” Finally, local band 57 Heavy drops its new album at The Knitting Factory Saturday, Jan. 26 Aileron, the third album of Zeppelin/ Clutch/Floater-influenced rawk in the band’s catalog, will be unleashed upon the world. The band’s booking agent, Susan Buck, said that Aileron sticks to the formula 57 Heavy employed for its last two releases, 2007’s 57 Heavy and 2008’s Sivis Pacem Parabellum. “A lot of bands burn out at the third album,” Buck said. “Not these guys.” Krystos, Midline and Gypsy Saints open the show. It starts at 8 p.m. and costs $6. Leather pants aren’t required but they are recommended. —Josh Gross

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SUM 41, JAN. 23, KNITTING FACTORY Twelve years after releasing its breakout album, All Killer No Filler, Canadian punk-pop outfit Sum 41 is still synonymous with its hit single, “Fat Lip.” A song that spoke for adolescents everywhere, “Fat Lip” found its way onto innumerable party playlists in the 2000s. The song was popular for its chunky guitar hook and lyrics like “Stormin’ through the party like my name was El Nino / When I’m hangin’ out drinking in the back of an El Camino.” Though the lyrics were cheesy, few could deny their catchy melodies. That album went platinum, launched Sum 41 on a tour of the globe, and spawned four more albums, including the 2011 release Screaming Bloody Murder. Sum 41 storms Boise’s Knitting Factory Wednesday, Jan. 23, to mark the 10th anniversary of its second album, Does This Look Infected? —Andrew Crisp With Hunter Valentine. 6:30 p.m. doors, 7:30 p.m. show, $21-$35. Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St., 208-367-1212,

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


SCOTT PEMBERTON TRIO—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s

FRIM FRAM 4—9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

GAYLE CHAPMAN—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid

SPEEDY GRAY—6:30 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow

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


STARDUST LOUNGE—10 p.m. $2. Red Room

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

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

HI HO SILVER OH—With Charlyne Yi, LeAnnimal and DJ Gilbert. 7 p.m. $5. Neurolux


TATER FAMINE—With Stoneseed and Jan Summerhays. 7 p.m. $5. Neurolux

RYAN WISSINGER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid

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

SUM 41—With Hunter Valentine. See Listen Here, this page. 7:30 p.m. $21-$35. Knitting Factory TERRY JONES—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill UNCLE CHRIS—6 p.m. FREE. High Note Cafe


HILLFOLK NOIR—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye


JIM FISHWILD—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown

TERRY JONES—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

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

TYGA—7 p.m. $50-$65. Revolution

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



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

ALEX RICHARDS BAND—With Alturas. 9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

MATT HOPPER—With Roman Candles and Jonathan Warren and the Billygoats. 10 p.m. $5. Reef

BARBARA LAING AND KAYLEIGH JACK—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge BEN BURDICK—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian

KATIE MORELL—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown


BOURBON DOGS—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye

BIG WOW—9 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle

PINBACK—See Noise, Page 21. 8:30 p.m. $15-$30. Knitting Factory

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

BLAZE & KELLY—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub

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

DAN COSTELLO—With John Jones Trio. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

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


CHUCK SMITH—With John Jones Trio and Cheryl Morrell. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

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

DJ LOUIE BASH—10 p.m. $2. Red Room

SATURDAY JAN. 26 57 HEAVY—With Krystos, Midline and Gypsy Saints. See Noise News, Page 21. 8 p.m. $6. The Knitting Factory BRANDON PRITCHETT—9 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle DEFENDU PRESENTS CABIN FEVER TOUR 2013—Featuring Cats Melvin, Glimpse Trio, Demoni, The Bare Bones and Marshall Poole. 8 p.m. $5. Shredder DESERT NOISES—With Mickey the Jump and DJ Mall Walker. 7 p.m. $5. Neurolux


GUIDE/LISTEN HERE GUIDE DOUG CAMERON—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub ERIC GRAE—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill FRANK MARRA—With Ben Burdick Trio and Amy Rose. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers GAYLE CHAPMAN—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid

A SEASONAL DISGUISE—With Storie Grubb & The Holy Wars and CAMP. 8 p.m. $3. Red Room SOUL PURPOSE—10 p.m. $5. Reef TAUGE & FAULKNER—7 p.m. FREE. Angell’s TOM HOGARD—7:30 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s

JAMES LEWIS—9 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown LETA NEUSTAEDTER—6 p.m. FREE. Salt Tears LUKE CARTER—7 p.m. FREE. Woodriver Cellars


MICKEY LOVE—8:30 p.m. FREE. High Note Cafe

BEN BURDICK—Noon. FREE. Grape Escape

NEW TRANSIT—9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

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

NEXT IN LINE—9 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge

JIM LEWIS—6 p.m. FREE. Lulu’s

THE RICH HANDS—With Teens, Meth House Party Band, 1D and Rollersnakes. See Listen Here, this page. 8 p.m. $5. The Crux

TERRY JONES—10:15 a.m. FREE. Berryhill UNCLE CHRIS—6 p.m. FREE. High Note Cafe

ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m. FREE. Hannah’s RYAN WISSINGER—Midnight, FREE. Liquid THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. $5. The Buffalo Club SCOTT PEMBERTON TRIO—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s


BEN BURDICK—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian


FLEET STREET KLEZMER BAND—With Guess When Tribal Celtic and 605 to San Gabriel. 8 p.m. $3. Red Room


HILLFOLK NOIR—9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

BOURBON DOGS—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye

JIM FISHWILD—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown JIM LEWIS—6 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Vista

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



KATIE MORELL—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown


RYAN WISSINGER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid

TATER FAMINE—With Stoneseed and Jan Summerhays. 7 p.m. $5. Neurolux

SPEEDY GRAY—6:30 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow STEVE EATON AND PHIL GARONZIK—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers


THE RICH HANDS, JAN. 26, THE CRUX The Rich Hands, of San Antonio, Texas, is a perfect example of a band that has resurrected an abused music style. The group’s sound is straight from the garage-punk handbook, with ragged guitar riffs and Sonics-style vocal howls. But rather than blending into the din of bands that have been worshipping at the altar of Roky Erickson for decades, The Rich Hands’ straight-ahead beats, surfy riffs and catchy choruses could pass for lost Troggs tracks or a band you’d discover on a Rhino Records comp chronicling late ’60s power pop. That’s why the San Antonio Current called The Rich Hands 2012’s most underrated band. The Rich Hands will be in town to play with local garagekateers Teens, with whom The Rich Hands guitar player Cody Mauser collaborated on a side project called Gayze. —Josh Gross

A-N-D FRIENDS—6 p.m. FREE. Moxie Java-Five Mile BLUES JAM WITH WAYNE COYLE—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge


PUNK MONDAY—8 p.m. $3. Liquid


Don’t know a venue? Visit for addresses, phone numbers and a map.

With Teens, Meth House Party Band, 1D and Rollersnakes, Saturday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m., $5. The Crux. 1022 W. Main St., 503-784-1182.

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SHORE ’NUFF Pauly Shore performs his stand-up act at Liquid Laughs JOSH GROSS

Jenny Wu takes up residence at Surel’s Place.


—Andrew Crisp

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Surel’s Place, located at 212 E. 33rd St. in Garden City, was created to provide living and working space for artists in memory of late Boise visual artist Surel Mitchell. Participants take part in one- to two-month residencies in Mitchell’s former Garden City home, offering events for the public and a final show before leaving. The program’s first artist, painter Jenny Wu, begins her two-month residency in April. Following Wu, Oakland, Calif., poet Kate Menzies will move in for a one-month residency beginning in June, followed by Melissa Wilkinson, painter and assistant professor of art at Arkansas State University, in July. Other applicants are still being considered for the rest of the year. In more somber arts news, Alexa Rose Howell, a prominent member of the Boise arts community who created Gallery Alexa Rose in the basement of the Idaho Building, passed away Jan. 15. While Howell spent years battling cancer, her daughter Amy Milanez said her death happened suddenly. “Even with the fact that she’s been battling cancer for 12 years, we didn’t expect that she would go into the hospital and not come out this time,” Milanez said. Milanez said the family is planning a life celebration at the Rose Room—which she said is named after her mother—scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 2. She said the event will be open to everybody. Howell’s watercolor of a French bulldog puppy, “Maurice,” graces the cover of this edition of Boise Weekly. And speaking of the former Gallery Alexa Rose space, Idaho Poster and Letterpress announced that the shop will be packing up its basement location at 280 N. Eighth St. in Boise, for a move by the end of March. “While we do not have a new space yet, we have lots of opportunities still left for you to take a class or workshop,” the shop posted on its Facebook page. It is also hosting a sale in March to thin out its supply of printmaking equipment, including cabinets, shop tables and press equipment. In other printmaking news, two classes teaching the linocut technique are scheduled at Bricolage, 418 S. Sixth St. in Boise, just in time for Valentine’s Day. While the class Saturday, Feb. 2 is already sold out, a second class will be offered Sunday, Feb. 10, from noon-3 p.m. The classes will provide an introduction, along with all the supplies necessary to create linocut prints that can be impressed onto paper or fabric for that special someone.

Pauly Shore isn’t a comedian, per se. He’s a man whose entire life—every action, word and waking thought—has been comedy from the cradle to the grave. “I’ve been around [comedy] since I was a baby,” Shore said. “It was kind of destined.” Shore’s father, Sammy, was a touring comic successful enough to open for Elvis. His mother, Mitzi, owns the famed Comedy Store in Los Angeles. He was breast-fed by Roseanne Barr and tucked in by Richard Pryor. At the age when most kids were getting a ride from their parents to the prom, Shore was getting one to his first comedy gig. “I did really well for some reason,” Shore said. “I was like, ‘Fuck, this is

And tour he does. An average of half the easy.’ And then the next time, I bombed, and year, according to Shore. my dad was like, ‘Welcome to comedy.’” “Clubs, theaters, colleges. I do best where With Shore’s heritage, his connections there are people in seats,” Shore said. “I and sense of humor, he eventually reached don’t care where it is. a level of success. He I’ll perform in front started doing small film of a soap box.” roles and working as a Pauly Shore, Friday, Jan. 25-Saturday, Jan. Shore said it’s VJ on MTV. That job 26, 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m., $25. inescapable that the gave Shore’s persona, LIQUID LAUGHS crowd knows who The Weasel, enough 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110 he is from his movies visibility to earn him 208-941-2459 and has certain exa breakthrough role pectations. But rather in the 1992 comedy than run from who Encino Man, followed he was 20 years ago, he uses The Weasel’s by a series of films that left him hopelessly legacy self-referentially to make a connection typecast. with the audience, instead of relying on his Though Shore never stopped doing standalter-ego as a crutch. up or acting, it became steadily harder, his “Most people that come to see me, they oeuvre reduced to a series of stoner catchexpect, they know me from my movies, and phrases and his roles reduced to cameos. they don’t know anything about me as a “I can’t even get a job in a small part human being,” he said. “So what I try to do in a movie anymore, ’cause The Weasel is get more autobiographical and tell stories was so strong,” he said in a stand-up clip about my childhood.” on YouTube. “Like, if I was in a medieval Shore said the stories are relatable bemovie, know what I mean, like Braveheart cause their themes are not that uncommon. with hundreds of horses on the cliff, people “Lots of people have parents that diare crying, watching the movie and then vorced,” he said. “Lots of people have dads all of the sudden, ‘What the fuck is Pauly that fooled around.” Shore doing in that?’ That’s how strong it But Shore’s lifetime of celebrity also became.” gives his tales a unique twist. Shore gets Frustrated, depressed and unable misty-eyed talking about little league, but in to escape his identity, Shore wrote Shore’s childhood, Bob Dylan’s kid was on and shot the satirical mockumentary, his team and the legendary songwriter was in Pauly Shore is Dead (2003), the the stands. story of Shore faking his suicide and “I could sit and watch TV and come up America’s reaction. with material but anyone could do that,” “It’s basically a film that I made Shore said. “Every year, the ante gets higher. when I was at a place in my life It gets harder to do material that only I can and my career and internally do. Because everyone can talk about so many when I felt like the jig was up,” things. But that makes it just funny. I want it he said. “Instead of looking to be unique and I want to be funny.” at the run I had with my films, Shore said that whether his act resonates instead of looking at it like, ‘That with audiences can vary, but it’s more interwas awesome,’ I took the oppoesting to him as a performer. site direction.” That said, he’s still hopeful to get a Despite being a low-budget meatier acting role at some point. affair Shore financed himself, the “I’m in the same kind of boat as a lot film features a rogues’ gallery of Aof comedians, where it just takes that one listers—in many cases, Shore’s friends producer or director to say, ‘I’m going to put from high school. Sean Penn struggles that one person you wouldn’t expect into to remember Shore’s name while referthat role,’” he said. encing his film Bio-Dome over drinks. Shore sees the riveting performance by coChris Rock looks into the camera and median Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman) in tells Shore to stay dead. Kurt Loder the drug-running drama Blow as the perfect apologizes to the American public for example of what he could be capable of. But covering Shore’s death on MTV News. he also isn’t going to sit around waiting for The film is equal parts ego-stroking that call. There’s already a draft for Shore’s and self-effacing schadenfreude, but it next project, an indie-drama that he’s getting bizarrely demonstrates a struggle many ready to pitch to investors. comedians face: to be taken seriously. And like always, he’ll keep doing standDespite many funny moments, as a whole, Pauly Shore is Dead was something of a flop, up. He has to. “Comedy isn’t something you choose,” so Shore refocused on stand-up. Shore said. “It chooses you.” “I have to tour or else I get sick,” he said. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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LISTINGS/SCREEN Special Screenings THE BEST OF RIFFTRAX LIVE: MANOS, THE HANDS OF FATE—The comedians behind Mystery Science Theater 3000 riff on Manos: The Hands of Fate. When a Texas family gets stuck in a tiny town run by a polygamous cult led by The Master, the family scrambles to escape. Thursday, Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m. $12.50. Edwards Boise Stadium 22 and IMAX, 7701 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-377-9603; and Edwards Boise Downtown Stadium 9, 760 Broad St., Boise, 208-338-3821, EMPIRE UNCUT—Film, edit and upload 15-second snippets of reenactments of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, in which Luke seeks the guidance of an ancient Jedi master and learns a dark secret about his past—and nemesis, Darth Vader. For more info call 208-362-0181. Saturday, Jan. 26, 6:15-9 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-3620181,


HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS—Fifteen years after the fabled duo’s incident at the gingerbread house, Hansel and Gretel are now bounty hunters with their sights on witches and other folk tale creatures. (R) Opens Friday, Jan. 25. Edwards 9, 22. MOVIE 43—This star-studded, raunchy comedy from the folks who brought you Hall Pass, Shallow Hal, There’s Something About Mary, and Dumb and Dumber, is a pastiche of funny, intertwined stories. (R) Opens Friday, Jan. 25. Edwards 9, 22. PARKER—Parker (Jason Statham) is a thief left for dead by his crew after a heist. Teaming up with Leslie (Jennifer Lopez), he seeks revenge on his former compatriots and one last score. (R) Opens Friday, Jan. 25. Edwards 9, 22.


SOMEBODY TURN UP THE HEAT Looking forward to some movie sizzle in 2013 GEORGE PRENTICE January and February movie-going can be a cold, often cruel experience. While some audiences catch up on recently unveiled Oscar nominees (Argo, Django Unchained, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty), those of us who have already burned through out wish lists are left with paltry offerings. In fact, winter months are, quite often, the dumping ground for major studio releases: horror porn (the latest incarnation of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), geezer action (Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Last Stand) or refried 3-D versions of films that have long since made their way to the discount DVD pile (Monsters, Inc., Top Gun). Ever the optimists, we instead choose to look forward to sunnier days. So here’s our list of 2013 films that we’re anxious to see: SCORCHING (WE ABSOLUTELY CAN’T WAIT FOR THESE): Man of Steel (June 14), Amy Adams, Russell Crowe and Kevin Costner will re-launch Superman; Star Trek Into Darkness (May

Man of Steel will likely be one of this summer’s scorchers.

17), volume two of J.J. Abrams’ fresh take on the old classic; The Monuments Men (Dec. 18), George Clooney, Daniel Craig, Matt Damon and Bill Murray trek into Nazi Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces; Saving Mr. Banks (Dec. 20), Tom Hanks and Colin Farrell tell the story of how Mary Poppins made it to the screen; Anchorman: The Legend Continues (Dec. 20), Need we say more? HOT (WE CAN WAIT, BUT WE’RE EXCITED): Iron Man 3 (May 3), a darker journey for the superhero; The Wolverine (July 26), Hugh Jackman puts his claws back on;

Captain Phillips (Oct. 11), Tom Hanks in the true story of a 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates; The World’s End (Oct. 25), an epic pub crawl at the end of the world; The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Nov. 22), the blockbuster continues. WARM (PROBABLY STILL WORTH THE PRICE OF ADMISSION): Oblivion (April 12), Tom Cruise’s end-ofthe world thriller; After Earth (June 7), Will Smith’s end-of-the-world thriller; World War Z (June 21), Brad Pitt’s end-of-theworld thriller; Elysium (Aug. 9), Matt Damon’s end-of-the-world thriller. Do you think these guys ever compare notes? ILLUSTRATIONS BY ADAM ROSENLUND

SCREEN/THE TUBE QUARTET—Dustin Hoffman directs this adaptation of a Ronald Harwood play about three opera singers living in a retirement home, whose annual gala is disrupted by the arrival of the fourth member of their quartet. (PG) Opens Friday, Jan. 25. The Flicks.

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1600 PENN: MUST-FLEE TV It’s hard to imagine anything less funny than 1600 Penn, NBC’s new Thursday-night sitcom. It’s aggressively unfunny. You can sit through an entire episode, mouth agape in genuine disbelief, and not only fail to see one second of film that makes you think about laughing but actually forget what it felt like the last time you laughed. Bill Pullman plays the president of the United States. If that doesn’t scare you away, he’s surrounded by some of the most annoying kids ever put on screen. The oldest one, Skip (played with mawkish stupidity by Josh Gad), appears to be the character the producers think everyone will love. Gad happens to be one of those producers, incidentally, as well as the show’s co-creator. He recently told NBC, “Skip is truly a bull in a china shop.”

He’s more like a sloth with syphilis in a burned-down comedy club. The first two episodes, which aired on

NBC’s 1600 Pen is aggressively unfunny.

the same unmerciful night, are polluted with enough sitcom contrivances to make Saved by the Bell look like Full Metal Jacket. For instance, when the president’s daughter finds out she’s pregnant, she accidentally talks about it with a microphone clipped to her dress. Later, she and Skip accidentally walk into a packed White House press room. Skip says embarrassing things but ends up redeeming himself after a series of predictable misunderstandings. In a promotional interview, Gad implored audiences, “Please watch. I’m begging you, ‘cause you don’t want to see what could happen.” That sounds like a legitimate threat. Then again, it’s a very unrealistic show. I mean, a white president? Come on. —Damon Hunzeker WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M




Little Ski Hill, bit air.

Helicopters in the wilderness


BEN WICKHAM I’ve never liked seeing helicopters in the mountains. I guess if I had logged dozens of days of heli skiing in Alaska, the distant drone of helicopter blades might instill a beating of anticipation in my heart, a skier’s Pavlovian response, as in instinctively having learned there’s a direct link between a helicopter and skiing epic powder. But in my experience, a helicopter is not a good sign. This summer, while driving toward Tioga Pass, the eastern entrance to Yosemite National Park, a helicopter lifted off the ground and floated up the canyon. It hovered just high enough to appear to be scanning the hillside. I leaned forward over my steering wheel, looking uphill, following the flight of the chopper. I hoped to see what it was searching for. Then, the helicopter skimmed the edge of the hillside and took a soaring turn around a bend, out of sight. I got that eerie feeling I get whenever I see a helicopter when I’m outdoors. It’s the feeling that something has happened. Seeing that helicopter on my way to Yosemite affected my mood. In fact, every time I see a helicopter, it alters my experience of the day. As I set off on my day hike, a serious pall hovered over my thoughts. I’ll admit I’ve witnessed the flight of helicopters in mountains for reasons other than injury or death. I’ve seen them dip a bag into water and carry it over the horizon to douse flames. During my first summer at Merced Lake in Yosemite, Secret Service helicopters circled our camp for days before Laura Bush’s visit. Last spring, while digging a snow pit on a mountain face above Sonora Pass, helicopters from the Mountain Warfare Training Center buzzed the basin during a drill, and I felt as if we’d been transported to the mountains of Afghanistan. But when I’m out for a day hike, for whatever reason, these experiences are not what overcome me once I hear the thump of blades or the drone of an engine. Several years ago, I left Tuolumne Meadows in the evening and a couple of helicopters buzzed the skyline, searching for an elderly woman who was missing. They’d searched for several days, and the whispers around Tuolumne were wondering how much longer the search would go on. On the trail, I passed a couple dozen search and rescue personnel headed for the road. They looked tired and dirty. The helicopters seemed to be taking a direct route between Tuolumne and Vogelsang High Sierra Camp,

as if they were shuttling out the last supplies. Then, just as the sun faded behind the granite summits of the Clark Range, the helicopters disappeared and everything went quiet. The search was over. They had not found her. Whenever I hear or see a helicopter, I think of lost hikers, injured people, dead people and eternally vanished people, and how that could be me someday. It’s always the bad news stories that fill my head with imagery, and I’d like to change that. So I drove out to Nampa to talk to Jake Powell, a biologist with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game on a breezy fall morning. “We use helicopters to count anything from chukars to bighorn sheep,” Powell said. They survey sage grouse in the Owyhees, pronghorn, moose, mule deer, elk and mountain goats. Fish and Game will also count salmon and steelhead redds on remote river sections like the Middle Fork of the Salmon with helicopters. Using a helicopter is the most reliable way to survey game, and it provides a basis for wildlife management and setting hunting rules and regulations. From January to the end of March, four or five survey helicopters are running every day around the state. Powell has been at it himself for 10 years and once logged 20 flight days one February. “It’s physically taxing work,” he said. “You’re not out there sightseeing. You’re looking at a certain patch of ground, and you’re concentrating. You’re trying to find animals.” The pilot flies 40-50 mph at about 100-150 feet above ground, using a search pattern following contours varying between 500- and 300-foot intervals, depending on the terrain. Two biologists, sitting on each side, record what they see. Winter is the most important time to count. Game tends to congregate in more accessible, lower elevation open terrain.

However, it’s impossible to count every single animal in the state from a helicopter. This is known as visibility bias, and over the course of years of research, Fish and Game and the University of Idaho have developed a scientific model that can factor in animals that are settled in trees or bedded down in brush. Fish and Game prefers to use a Bell 47 helicopter—the kind from MASH with the big bubble windows—because it gives the best visibility. These are old helicopters, however, and they’re getting harder to find. Helicopters are also dangerous, and Powell acknowledges they’ve lost colleagues in crashes. In the future, unmanned drones, satellites or infrared cameras on airplanes may take over the surveying but for now, helicopters are the most efficient way to survey Idaho’s rugged, mountainous terrain. So when I say I don’t like seeing helicopters in the mountains, I don’t mean they shouldn’t be flying over or landing in wilderness. I think for the right reasons they should. But a lot of the places we travel in the West are peaceful, beautiful places. In these places, days blur and the sensory overload of civilization dissipates. In these landscapes, the only thing buzzing in your ears are mosquitoes, and the most powerful sounds are wind and thunder—the jolting arrival of a helicopter is a reminder that something else is going on. The next time I’m backcountry skiing on Pilot’s Peak or up at the Williams Yurt in the Sawtooths and I hear an oncoming helicopter and see the round windows that make it look like a dragonfly, will that be enough? When the vibrations start that instinctual response, can I kick the old negative reaction? I’d like to say that when it happens, I’ll see a pilot and two observers looking down on me, then I’ll know they’re out there looking for game. I hope that’s the image that sticks with me.

When you live in a mountain town, where getting out during the winter months can feel like an epic journey, you learn to make your own fun. That’s why people in snowbound towns like McCall have the best mid-winter diversions. Besides the celebrated Winter Carnival, there’s the Beer and Gear Festival at Brundage Mountain Resort. The event combines a few of skiers’ and boarders’ favorite things—beer, cool gear, skiing and movies about skiing—for a two-day celebration Saturday, Jan. 26, and Sunday, Jan. 27. On Saturday, Jan. 26, check out demos from area ski shops and Salmon River Brewery’s beer garden. That evening, rest weary muscles by taking in films from the Winter Wildland Alliance’s Backcountry Film Festival on the third floor of the main lodge. Films include Skiing the Void by Sweetgrass Productions, Further by Teton Gravity Research, Luc Mehl, A Story of Trust, Denali Experiment and Freedom Chair. Admission is free and doors open at 5 p.m., with films starting at 6 p.m. SideStash Cafe will be selling drinks, soup and sandwiches, and area backcountry experts will be on hand to talk about backcountry skiing. Sunday, Jan. 27 kicks off with a pancake feed from 9-11 a.m. for $7, followed by demo rentals, rider improvement clinics for $10, and the return of the beer garden. Get more details at Just a little ways from Brundage, the Little Ski Hill is where locals have learned to ski for decades. The hometown hill is celebrating its 75th anniversary on Saturday, Jan. 26, with a big-air contest and a $250 cash prize for the skier and boarder who throw the best tricks. Entry costs $10 and registration begins at noon, with competition at 2 p.m. If you’d rather stick to the cheering section, the competition will be visible from the base area, as will the fireworks display and torchlight parade after the big-air event. For more info, visit Not to be outdone, the Boise Curling Club is heading to Stanley for the inaugural Sawtooth Outdoor Bonspiel—a three-day curling competition drawing 12 teams from Calgary, Canada, to Park City, Utah, to Stanley’s outdoor skating rink. The SOB begins at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, and games continue through Sunday, Jan. 27, with chances for spectators to try curling and learn more about the game. Admission is free and there is a heated rinkside tent with a bar inside. For more info, visit —Deanna Darr


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BOISE BICYCLE PROJECT OPEN SHOP—Donate unwanted bicycles or equipment and receive a tax write-off. The shop is open for volunteers interested in working on bicycles for children of low-income families, refugees and Boise’s homeless population. During open shop time on Saturdays, use tools and stands to work on your own bike or bikes for the community. No experience is necessary. Volunteer orientations are on the first and third Saturdays of the month at 11 a.m. For more information, email Wednesdays-Saturdays, Noon-6 p.m. FREE. Boise Bicycle Project, 1027 Lusk St., Boise, 208-4296520, CONTEMPORARY-MODERN— Develop creativity and diversity with this dance form. Wednesday classes are for ages 10-14, Saturday classes are for adults. Wednesdays, 6:45-7:45 p.m.; and Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m. $15. Ballet Idaho, 501 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-343-0556, DROP-IN ADULT BASKETBALL—The gymnasium is open for drop-in use from 11 a.m.2:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. $4. Fort Boise Community Center, 700 Robbins Road, Boise, 208-384-4486, parks. LUNCHTIME YOGA CLASS— Take a break from the grind and get in a yoga class on your lunch hour. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, noon. 10 classes for $70. Sage Yoga and Wellness, 242 N. Eighth St., Ste. 200, Boise, 208-338-5430,

Events & Workshops CASCADE ICE FISHING DERBY—Cash prizes for biggest fish, door prizes for participants, and a $5 raffle for big ticket items. All on Cascade Lake. Proceeds benefit Idaho Youth Outdoors annual Idaho Youth Ice Fishing Day. Saturday, Jan. 26, 6 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 youth, $25 adult. Cascade American Legion, 105 E. Mill St., Cascade, 208-382-3694, FREE BEGINNER KARATE CLASSES—Take advantage of FREE karate classes for beginners, ages 6 through adults, all month of January. Through Thursday, Jan. 31, 5-7 p.m. Idaho Martial Arts, 515 S. Fitness, Eagle, 208-863-3673,

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Sensei Kimball Anderson takes them down, aikido style.

AIKIDO An evening at Komyozan Aikido begins with beatings. The class—dressed in uniforms called keiko-gi—breaks into groups of three. The members take turns lying on the padded canvas floor while the other members knock at their backs, arms, legs and feet with closed fists. After the thrashings, Sensei Kimball Anderson explained the evening’s lesson, which was on the strength and balance that can be derived from the human pinky. Aikido is a martial art synthesized in the 1920s from older martial arts, notably jujitsu. In the Komyozan dojo, the highceilinged structure Anderson built himself using traditional methods and materials, the emphasis is on training the body and mind, and living a philosophy, rather than self-defense, lessons students pay roughly $100 a month to learn. “What’s in better shape: a heart that beats once to get blood to your pinky or a heart that beats 20 times to get blood to your pinky,” Anderson asked the class, which sat on its shins in a row before him. KOMYOZAN AIKIDO In aikido, physical fitness 208-407-7590 has more to do with balance, than brute strength. In this lesson, students broke off into pairs, one partner throwing his or her weight against the other’s forearms projecting from the waist. The grappler was repelled with minimal effort, since the defender was redirecting the grappler’s force into the ground. Underlying the philosophy is the blurring of the distinction between the mind and body. If a practitioner understands the laws of motion and his or her body, difficult or seemingly impossible feats become feasible. The same applies to the practitioner’s spirit, and Anderson said that much of the value his students derive from aikido is that they can take many of the lessons they learn out of the classroom and into the world. “It is a way to connect with your infinite potential,” Anderson said after the class. “If you only did this here, it would be completely useless.” Aikido’s practitioners aspire to free their minds from false categories and their bodies from false limitations, but do so in an environment carefully structured by ritual and etiquette. Students entering the dojo bow to Anderson, and classes are bookended by deep bows and clapping. Even the folding of the keiko-gi is an elaborate ritual not easily mastered. Anderson explained that the structure of his classes makes his students feel comfortable. Donning the keiko-gi makes people feel at ease in a group setting in which they’re interacting physically and intellectually. “People who come here love to be challenged without aggression,” Anderson said. —Harrison Berry WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


SPLIT THE MARKET Vendors leave Capital City Public Market for Boise Farmers Market ANDREW CRISP This spring, a group of 25 vendors—including Purple Sage Farms, Homestead Natural Foods, Rice Family Farms and H&H Farms—won’t set up shop at the Capital City Public Market. These vendors will part ways with the long-running CCPM to participate in a competing market, the Boise Farmers Market, which began organizing in October. According to Acting President Janie Burns of Meadowlark Farm, the market plans for a Saturday, April 6, opening. “It became apparent that our efforts to work within the structure of the Capital City Public Market were not going to work out, and the market seemed to be going in a different direction and against our business interests,” said Burns. Burns said the Boise Farmers Market plans to focus on locally sourced produce and food. Participating vendors felt CCPM has moved toward becoming an art market, she said, and that many of their customers weren’t coming to the market to avoid the large crowds. “Many other cities have markets that have split into farmers markets and arts markets,” said Burns. “We’ve heard for many years that people aren’t coming to the market. It’s too

Veggie lovers will now have two spots to scavenge for local produce on Saturdays.

busy, it’s too crowded, and they can’t get the food they want in an easy way.” The Boise Farmers Market will also pursue a year-round indoor venue. Karen Ellis— founder and former manager of the CCPM who was fired in September 2012 after the board made allegations of poor business practices—will serve as the market manager for the new Boise Farmers Market. Lee Rice of Rice Family Farms said it was a misconception that the new market had formed because of Ellis’ dismissal. “This thing was in the wind; it started about a year ago, and actually, the group formed and started talking about having another market before that happened,” Rice said.

“[Ellis] has a long history of successful markets and we’re thrilled to have her help,” said Burns. “The rest of us sell at markets; we don’t really know how to put one together.” Currently, the Boise Farmers Market is looking for a downtown location, public or private. Rice said some farms will likely stay with the CCPM, and that splitting the two markets might alleviate the issue of large crowds and ultimately work better for both markets. “The Capital City Market’s been a highvolume, good sales market for us,” said Rice. “It’s pretty adventurous—for lack of a better way of saying it—for us to help join and form a new market. But we’re hoping it will help better serve our customers.”



melized onions and either American cheese or Swiss cheese. We also do fresh-roasted corned beef.” Jessica and husband Park Price opened the restaurant in mid December. Brother and sister duo Brook and Aaron Horsewood run the kitchen. “You actually can see the kitchen from the dining room, you can see the wood stone oven,” said Jessica. “When we took over the space, we added booth seating, which really softens the place up. It cut down on the echo.” And speaking of comfort food, Piper Pub and Grill has beefed up its menu, adding a handful of meaty meals from across the pond. “The pub has always kind of been a British-style, Scottish-style pub, so I guess I was trying to get a little bit more into that side of it, the traditional side of it,” said owner Gene Hutchison. The new menu features items like Scotch eggs, shepherd’s pie, and bangers and mash, alongside the pub’s other fare. “It’s all the real basic stuff,” Hutchinson said. “We’re not going to go get into blood pudding and haggis.” LAURIE PE ARMAN

Garden City’s old-school prawn and prime rib shack, Stagecoach Inn, recently had its liquor license seized for nonpayment of taxes. According to a notice posted on the Idaho State Tax Commission’s website, the license is being auctioned off in a sealed bid sale, with a minimum bid of $75,000, which closes Thursday, Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. Stagecoach Inn owners Rick and Jennifer Fraser didn’t return calls from Boise Weekly for comment, but on the restaurant’s Facebook page Jan. 9, Stagecoach wrote: “No plans to close at all! Still serving Lunch and Dinner with Great Service!” Moving from a Garden City staple to a rising Meridian star, Gramercy Park Pizza and Grill has taken over the former R&R Public House location at 1626 Wells Ave., Ste. 115. The comfort-food hub features thin-crust pizza made in a wood stone oven, 12 tap handles boasting an array of local beer and a menu brimming with hearty American staples. “It’s a lot of made-from-scratch comfort food,” explained co-owner Jessica Price. “We do a great pot roast at dinner, and then at lunch, we call it the Idaho Cheese Steak sandwich—that’s pot roast, cara-

Stagecoach Inn is martini-less.

—Tara Morgan

A DELIGHTFULLY ECLECTIC TRIO We have three diverse entries this week, opening with a remake of what many consider to be the original modern craft brew, followed by an American brown from Salt Lake City and closing with a spicy rye from a Bend, Ore., brewery that is soon to have a presence in Boise. The last two are bottled in 22-ounce bombers. NEW ALBION BREWING COMPANY, NEW ALBION ALE This collaborative retrospective is made at the Samuel Adams Brewery from a recipe that launched Jack McAuliffe’s pioneering New Albion Brewing Company back in 1976. That venture was just slightly ahead of its time and went under six years later, but not before it influenced a new generation of craft brewers. There is not much of a head on this clear, golden ale with light, fruity aromas. The zesty flavors are crisp and fresh, with subtle hops, sweet malt and a touch of spice. EPIC BREWING, SANTA CRUZ BROWN ALE This hopped-up brown ale hybrid is an espresso-colored ale with a thin, tan topping that offers sweet malt and cocoa aromas. There’s a richness to the palate that opens with roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and caramel. The citrus and pine hops build with each sip. It’s a bit of a mystery why a Salt Lake City brewery would give a shout-out to Santa Cruz, Calif., but maybe it’s just wishful wanderlust. 10 BARREL BREWING, HOP RYE’IT A spring release from this Bend, Ore., brewery may seem a bit premature, but, sadly, so was its announcement of a Boise location. This beer has a hazy amber pour with a light head and aromas of grain, hops and citrus. This is a very well-balanced ale with soft malt, bitter, resiny hops and spicy rye flavors that go down easily. To get the full dimension of the rye, don’t serve it too cold. —David Kirkpatrick

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Nesting place for a bird Horned Frogs’ sch. Like magic squares Investor’s bottom line “Spider-Man” director Sam 45 Numerical prefix 46 Eco-conscious 47 Like letters marked “Return to sender” 49 Pizza topper 51 Author of “Unto the Sons” 54 Poison hemlock or Queen Anne’s lace 56 When the Festival de Cannes opens 58 “Peace ___ hand” 59 Comic actor Jacques 60 Company closing? 61 Silent screen star Naldi 62 Winging it? 66 Back door 68 Lift 69 “I’m impressed!” 70 Woodstock artist Guthrie 71 P.T.A.’s concern: Abbr. 72 Atlanta Braves’ div. 73 Knee-length hip-hop shirts 78 Mother who was a Nobelist 80 Skeleton section 86 Rotating surveying tool 87 Hollywood’s Patricia and others 89 “It Happened One Night” director 90 Abruptly calls off plans, say 91 Show some irritation 93 See 114-Across 97 Published 98 Chorus after “All in favor” 100 Road sign that may elicit a groan 101 Used, as a dinner tray 103 Dance instruction 107 Ditch-digging, e.g. 108 ___-Seltzer 112 Hip

114 With 93-Across, 34-Down and 48-Down, what each line in the center square should do 117 Like some unexciting bids 118 One who’s beyond belief? 119 Revolutionary figure? 120 High-hat 121 Tennis Hall-of- Famer born in Bucharest 122 Get ready to ride, with “up”

DOWN 1 Women’s suffrage leader Carrie Chapman ___ 2 Workplace welfare org. 3 Workplace rights org. 4 “Eat at ___” (classic sign) 5 Unlock, to a poet 6 One of two photos in an ad 7 Where Ponce de León died 8 Bernstein’s “Candide,” for one 9 Black ___ 10 Stay fresh 11 Pitcher’s datum 12 Friendly introduction? 13 Parts of pounds 14 Short cut 15 Leaves out of the bag? 16 Bone connected to the oblique cord 17 Top row 18 Ancient Greek school 19 Start of an agreement that’s not really an agreement 24 Muslim leader 29 Light side 31 Tuscan export 32 Prie-___ (kneeling bench) 34 See 114-Across 36 Gershwin’s “The ___ Love” 37 Suffix with zillion 38 Fed. agents 39 Price abbr. 40 Coach Parseghian

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Trail Singer Dion Hitch See 114-Across Snake along Oil-rich land H.S. senior’s exam, once 53 Division politique 55 Playwright Fugard 57 Beginning of ___ (watershed moment) 62 “Yeah, that’ll happen” 63 Many a Rubens subject 64 Bottom row 65 Parisian schools 67 Sports car feature 74 Greenish shade 75 79-Down’s doings 76 Slippery 77 Mercedes models 79 Worshiper with a pentagram 81 German pronoun 82 Steamed bun in Chinese cookery 83 E.M.T. training 84 Drought-prone 85 Newspapers 88 Dates 91 Donnybrooks L A S T







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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): The German government sponsored a scientific study of dowsing, which is a form of divination used to locate underground sources of water. After 10 years, the chief researcher testified, “It absolutely works, beyond all doubt. But we have no idea why or how.” An assertion like that might also apply to the mojo you’ll have at your disposal, Aries, as you forge new alliances and bolster your web of connections in the coming weeks. I don’t know how or why you’ll be such an effective networker, but you will be. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): The U.S. Congress spends an inordinate amount of time on trivial matters. For example, 16 percent of all the laws it passed in the last two years were devoted to renaming post offices. That’s down from the average of the previous eight years, during which time almost 20 percent of its laws had the sole purpose of renaming post offices. In my astrological opinion, you Tauruses can’t afford to indulge in anything close to that level of nonsense during the next four weeks. I urge you to keep time-wasting activities down to less than 5 percent of your total. Focus on getting a lot of important stuff done. Be extra thoughtful and responsible as you craft the impact you’re having on the world. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): What if your unconscious mind has dreamed up sparkling answers to your raging questions but your conscious mind doesn’t know about them yet? Is it possible you are not taking advantage of the sly wisdom that your deeper intelligence has been cooking up? I say it’s time to poke around down there. It’s time to take aggressive measures as you try to smoke out the revelations that your secret self has prepared for you. How? Remember your dreams, of course. Notice hunches that arise out of nowhere. And send a friendly greeting to your unconscious mind, something like, “I adore you and I’m receptive to you and I’d love to hear what you have to tell me.” CANCER (June 21-July 22): In his book Our Band Could Be Your Life, Michael Azerrad says that the Cancerian singer-songwriter Steve Albini is a “connoisseur of intensity.” That means he’s picky about what he regards as intense. Even the two kinds of music that are often thought of as the embodiment of ferocious emotion don’t make the grade for Albini. Heavy metal is comical, he says, not intense. Hardcore punk is childish, not intense. What’s your definition of intensity, Cancerian? I see the coming weeks as prime time for you to commune with the very best expressions of that state

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of being. Be a connoisseur of intensity. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): There’s a butterfly sanctuary at the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in St. Paul, Minn. It’s called the Enchanted Garden. As you enter, you see a sign reading, “Please do not touch the butterflies. Let the butterflies touch you.” In other words, you shouldn’t initiate contact with the delicate creatures. You shouldn’t pursue them or try to capture them. Instead, make yourself available for them to land on you. Allow them to decide how and when your connection will begin to unfold. In the coming week, Leo, I suggest you adopt a similar approach to any beauty you’d like to know better. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Do you ever fantasize about a more perfect version of yourself? Is there, in your imagination, an idealized image of who you might become in the future? That can be a good thing if it motivates you to improve and grow, but it might also lead you to devalue the flawed but beautiful creation you are right now. It may harm your capacity for self-acceptance. Your assignment in the coming week is to temporarily forget who you might evolve into at some later date, and instead just love your crazy, mysterious life exactly as it is. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Novelist Jeffrey Eugenides says he doesn’t have generic emotions that can be described with one word. “Sadness,” “joy” and “regret” don’t happen to him. Instead, he prefers “complicated hybrid emotions, Germanic traincar constructions,” like “the disappointment of sleeping with one’s fantasy” or “the excitement of getting a hotel room with a mini-bar.” He delights in sensing “intimations of mortality brought on by aging family members” and “sadness inspired by failing restaurants.” In the coming days, Libra, I think you should specialize in one-of-a-kind feelings like these. Milk nuances. Exult in peculiarities. Celebrate the fact that each new wave of passion has never before arisen in quite the same form. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): After analyzing your astrological omens for the coming weeks, I decided that the best advice I could give you would be this passage by the English writer G.K. Chesterton: “Of all modern notions, the worst is this: that domesticity is dull. Inside the home, they say, is dead decorum and routine; outside is adventure and variety. But the truth is that the home is the only place of liberty, the only spot on Earth where a person can alter arrangements suddenly, make an experiment or indulge in a whim. The home is not the one

tame place in a world of adventure; it is the one wild place in a world of set rules and set tasks.” SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): My general philosophy is that everyone on the planet, including me, is a jerk now and then. In fact, I’m suspicious of those who are apparently so unfailingly well-behaved that they never act like jerks. On the other hand, some people are jerks far too much of the time, and should be avoided. Here’s my rule of thumb: How sizable is each person’s Jerk Quotient? If it’s less than 6 percent, I’ll probably give them a chance to be a presence in my life—especially if they’re smart and interesting. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, Sagittarius, this gauge may be useful for you to keep in mind during the coming weeks. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The French painter Cezanne painted images of a lot of fruit in the course of his career. He liked to take his sweet time while engaged in his work. The apples and pears and peaches that served as his models often rotted before he was done capturing their likenesses. That’s the kind of approach I recommend for you in the coming days, Capricorn. Be very deliberate and gradual and leisurely in whatever labor of love you devote yourself to. No rushing allowed. With conscientious tenderness, exult in attending to every last detail of the process. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “Nobody can be exactly like me. Even I have trouble doing it.” So said the eccentric, outspoken and hard-partying actress Talullah Bankhead (1902-1968). Can you guess her astrological sign? Aquarius, of course. Her greatest adventure came from trying to keep up with all the unpredictable urges that welled up inside her. She found it challenging and fun to be as unique as she could possibly be. I nominate her to be your role model in the next four weeks. Your assignment is to work extra hard at being yourself. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The Dardanelles Strait is a channel that connects the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, separating Europe from Asia. In some places, it’s less than one mile wide. But the currents are fierce, so if you try to swim across at those narrow points, you’re pushed around and end up having to travel five or six miles. In light of the current astrological omens, I’m predicting that you will have a comparable challenge in the coming days, Pisces. The task may seem easier or faster than it actually is. Plan accordingly.


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Boise Weekly Vol. 21 Issue 31  

Full Disclosure: Idaho's HIV disclosure law fails to adapt with time

Boise Weekly Vol. 21 Issue 31  

Full Disclosure: Idaho's HIV disclosure law fails to adapt with time