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PEDAL POWER Boise Bike Share Program nears contract approval FEATURE 13

LEFT SPURN The science and history of anti-lefty bias CULTURE 20

MAKE IT Idaho libraries turn to ‘makerspace’ program for STEM education SCREEN 25

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ORWELL 2014: ROUGH IS SMOOTH Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter shared his congratulatory assessment of the 2014 Legislature after the body adjourned sine die March 20, declaring it had been “one of the smoothest sessions I’ve ever seen.” Flanked by fellow GOP leaders and standing beneath a duded-up portrait of Ronald Reagan, it was clear Otter had been watching a different session. While lawmakers approved $66 million in increased education funding—almost double the governor’s proposal—Idaho school funding still languishes below 2009 levels. Education funding aside, few of the issues expected to figure prominently in the session—like Medicaid expansion and spending on infrastructure—saw the light of day. Instead, the first half of the 74-day session was a carnival of ideology. There was the NRA-backed bill allowing holders of enhanced concealed weapons permits to carry firearms on Idaho campuses, pushed through despite opposition from university presidents, students and law enforcement officials from around the state. Then, Otter signed a measure that would make whistleblowing on abuses at Idaho agricultural facilities a crime punishable by up to $5,000 in fines and jail time. Perhaps the most odious feature of this year’s legislative season was in the area of expanded protections for members of the LGBT community. Nearly 200 protesters in favor of adding the words “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the Idaho Human Rights Act were arrested at the Capitol throughout the session, yet lawmakers failed—for the ninth straight year—to even give a hearing to “Add the Words” legislation. At the same time, two so-called “religious freedom” bills would have provided protections for professionals and businesses wishing to deny services to anyone who offends their “sincerely held religious beliefs.” The bills were met with instant, ferocious opposition and quietly buried, but the fact remains that at least they got a hearing. It’s pretty clear that Otter hasn’t spoken—or listened—to any of the hundreds of thousands of Idahoans who protested, either in person or via petition, the obsession among some lawmakers to use Idaho as a proving ground for a slate of the most draconian, partisan-fueled laws in the country. Whether legislation aimed at left-handed people (see Feature, Page 13) makes its way into the 2015 Legislature is anyone’s guess, but it wouldn’t be too far out of character. —Zach Hagadone

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

SCREEN SCRAP A spat with Viacom could result in Cable One viewers losing Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and other channels. Second, Cable One could repossess local Channel 98. More on Citydesk.

NOSTALGIAFORT Treefort 2014 recently wrapped up, but if you’re already feeling wistful about the fest, you can relive some of the highlights as seen by Boise Weekly staff. Reminisce on Cobweb.

SELFIE LIFE An 18-year-old allegedly threatened two teens at an Eagle park—after comments about “thug life”— but one of the alleged victims captured the “thug” on video. See Citydesk for more.


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O H BO Y, I C A N NOT WA I T U NTI L I CA N WA LK T H E ST R E E T S W I T H M Y S A M S STRA P P E D ON M Y B AC K A ND L U GGI N G M Y CI V I L WA R CANN O N B EH I N D M E . ” —donaldaq63 (, Citydesk, “Following ‘Momentum’ of Guns-on-Campus, North Idaho Lawmaker Wants to Life Other Weapons Restrictions,” March, 25, 2014)

MAIL PRE-K EDUCATION: THE FIGHT FOR IDAHO’S FUTURE CONTINUES It was almost a year ago that I first began exploring options for an education bill. Meeting with teachers and parents between legislative sessions, I quickly realized that the advantages of quality pre-kindergar ten education made it the obvious choice. Most other states were already funding pre-K programs. Nationally, it was the one of the few educational initiatives that appeared to have champions in ever y quar ter from science and industr y to government. To my mind, there was ever y reason for optimism. The Idaho Legislature had seen bills for pre-K education before. All of them had failed—not because they were bad bills, but because many Idaho legislators didn’t see pre-K as an essential investment for the future success of our youth or our economy. To counter past concerns, especially around funding, I crafted a pre-K bill for a three-year pilot program that would be paid for by a public-private par tnership. This pilot would involve five schools from across the state selected by the State Depar tment of Education. Student par ticipation would be voluntar y, class size would be small


and parents would play an active role. Results from the pilot would determine if pre-K was right for Idaho. I knew public suppor t would shape the bill’s reception in the Idaho Legislature. So early drafts circulated among educators, parents and educational advocates to collect their input and build a base of suppor t. While I was hopeful the initiative would be well received, I wasn’t prepared for the flood of suppor t that followed. There were the early suppor ters such as Jim Everett, Treasure Valley YMCA; Nora Carpenter, United Way; Beth Oppenheimer and Kattalina Berriochoa, Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children; LeAnn Simmons, Idaho Voices for Children; as well as teachers and school administrators who had par ticipated in pre-K programs, Idaho City School District’s John McFarlane being one. And there were some surprises, too. Ada County Sheriff Gar y Raney said investment in the pre-K bill offered a better return for Idaho than spending on prison beds. Admiral Archie Clemins, retired commander in chief, United States Pacific Fleet, tied our national defense to quality early education. And business leaders, including Tommy Ahlquist, COO of The Gardner Group, and Ray Stark and Bill Connors

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of the Boise Chamber of Commerce, made the case that an educated workforce was essential for Idaho’s economy to expand and thrive. Proving that pre-K is truly a nonpar tisan issue, Rep. Doug Hancey, (RRexburg), and Rep. Christy Perr y, (R-Nampa), joined me as co-sponsors of the bill. Coverage in the media, especially the commitment shown by Michelle Edmonds of Channel 6 News, helped get the initiative printed as HB 586 and voted on by the Education Committee in the final weeks of the 2014 legislative session. While that’s a long way from being passed into law, still, it’s greater progress than any of the previous attempts. Thomas Edison said, “The most cer tain way to succeed is always to tr y just one more time.” I’d like to express my hear tfelt gratitude to all those individuals and organizations statewide that showed suppor t for HB 586. While this bill may be dead, I want to assure you the campaign in suppor t of pre-K education is still alive and well. In fact, the next phase kicks off the moment the gavel drops ending the 2014 legislative session. We will be back in 2015. And the reason is simple: None of us can afford to give up on Idaho’s future. —Hy Kloc Hy Kloc is a Democratic Idaho House member representing District 16, which includes Boise and Garden City. He ser ves on the Education and Local Government committees.

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SILLYRIOUS 3 All there is to know about the coming past Assuming Scott Bedke knows what he’s talking about, the 2014 Idaho Legislative session is now a thing of the past. Uh, I mean literally a thing of the past, as opposed to metaphorically a thing of the past—which the Idaho Legislature is every year. Including the years to come, for as long as the back-asswards Republicans are running things here in Idaho. Speaker Bedke said sometime about two weeks ago—(which is also when I’m writing this, sometime about two weeks ago)—that he thought the session would be over on March 21. Or five days ago, counting back from when this piece will appear in BW. Whether he’s right or not—and if he’s not, that means they’re still here, in Boise, instead of back home in Bellygirthburg and Squatston—I believe it’s time to take stock of what was accomplished, and by whom, since that opening day in January. Remember? The governor’s rousing State of the State Address? The sharp rap of the gavel signaling the opening of official business. That tingly sensation that ran up our spines just at the thought of such an outstanding collection of human specimens gathered there in the Capitol Building to guide our dear Idaho into the future. Don’t you remember? Nah, neither do I. But I’m sure it happened. And what, pray tell, did they do for us this year? Seriously, we give each one of them more than $16,000—plus per diem expenses—for approximately 55 days work, much of which amounts to schmoozing through the downtown bar and restaurant scene with lobbyists picking up the tab, and what did we get in return? Oh my, what a haul! We finally got some pre-K learning for our youngest citizens so that they now stand a fighting chance in tomorrow’s education and work environments. Thank you, Rep. Hy Kloc, for submitting that bill for approval by that outstanding collection of human specimens. Thank you, thank you. And I’m certain those toddlers will look back in 20 years, 30 years, 40 years, and say, Hy Kloc, you did more for us than all the guns on campus and whistleblower gag bills and restricted voting rights combined. So we’re going to erect a statue of you, right next to the one of old Steunenberg out in front of the Statehouse. Yup, I can see it happening. Can’t you? And speaking of little kids getting a chance to grow up without dying first, we got that legislation from Rep. John Gannon that made it a crime for delusional parents to deny medical treatment to their sick offspring, based on some backwoods voodoo which insists that God don’t go in for that modern deviltry like antibiotics and appendectomies. Thank you, John Gannon, thank you. And I wouldn’t be a bit surprised that 20 years, 30 years, maybe 40 years

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on, those grown-up men and women who managed to live long enough to grow up, in spite of being born to ignorant lunatics who would choose to grovel before a brutal God than have healthy children... I wouldn’t be surprised if they didn’t put a statue of you up, as well. It would say something like, John Gannon—The man who saved untold numbers of Idaho children from the stupidity of their own parents. Yup, I can see that happening, too. What they ought to do, in fact, up there in the future, is make it a triptych of statues. The Heroes of ’14: Hy Kloc and John Gannon, arm in arm with Sen. Cherie BucknerWebb, for the work she did to get those four words added to the Idaho Human Rights Act. Yes, yes, how many of our gay friends and neighbors will be spared a lifetime of persecution, humiliation and torment, only because Sen. Buckner-Webb convinced that outstanding collection of human specimens that the moral and decent thing to do would be to make sexual orientation and gender identity parts of our anti-discrimination laws? So it was all well worth it, the good old 2014 Idaho Legislature. To have so many people-helping things passed in one year makes this... oooooh, wait a minute here. Hold on. I think I see what’s happening. Jeez, this is embarrassing. What happened is, at some point during the first two or three paragraphs where I was explaining the time differential between now, when I was writing, and then, when you’re reading, I slipped into an alternate universe. Yeah, it can happen, believe me. Anytime you combine such things as early deadlines and delayed publication with an intense yearning for “what might have been,” you run the risk of finding yourself wandering through the dimension of “Wish-It-Were.” So see, while I was over there in “WishIt-Were,” I used up all those words and reminiscences on what the 2014 Legislature would have been had the Democrat members gotten their agendas passed. Hopeful stuff, life-affirming stuff, stuff actually beneficial to the citizens of Idaho. Shit like that. But we all know—even now, two weeks before the sharp rap of the gavel signaling the closing of official business—it didn’t turn out that way. What we got instead was a law that will lock up those willing to do something about the abuse of animals, a law that will allow knuckle-headed gun nuts to carry their weapons onto Idaho’s sanctuaries of enlightenment and learning (college campuses), an attempt to make discrimination an institutional reality... all predigested crap handed to them by out-ofstate legislation factories. What a shame, huh? Another year of our lives gone, and these Republicans fill it with more meanness of spirit and failure of human potential. What a crying shame. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


GOOD JOKE/BAD JOKE NEWS Writing with the blinders off My friend Mike is a director of communications for a Chicago-based multinational corporation. We’ve kept in touch since 1986, when we were grad students in the University of Montana’s MFA program. We shared a class where a depressed creative writing professor kept making dark jokes about the deep futility of being a creative writing professor. Mike and I noticed we were the only ones laughing. That was because we thought we were unblemishable literary types who wouldn’t have to teach for a living. The rest of the class, who fully intended to use their MFAs to get tenure-track teaching jobs, didn’t find the jokes funny. The joke was on me. Teaching writing was the dark slot at the bottom of my Pinball Machine of Life. Within a year of graduation, I was conducting composition and creative writing classes at a small liberal arts college. I quit working on The Great American Novel, which at that point was neither great nor American nor a novel. I got committee assignments, most of them deeply futile. I took students on field trips to writers’ graves. I found a dead man’s nearly new tweed jacket at a thrift shop and wore it to faculty meetings as an exercise in protective morphology. On a return trip to Missoula, one of the UM English professors looked at my tweed, assessed my professorial posture and took me around to grad student seminars, showing me off like a prize pig. I had graduated with an MFA and had gotten a tenure-track job. I didn’t know it then, but most people with MFAs ended up in adjunct-hell at universities, or, if they were luckier, driving taxis or pounding nails or back in their old jobs waiting tables. The joke wasn’t just on me. Mike’s experience was different. He joined the corporate world, working for communications departments. At Montana, he had displayed a gift for writing dialogue, and in each of the companies he worked for, it was only a matter of months before he began writing speeches for the CEO. “I take a couple of pages of notes,” he told me, “and turn them into something smart, funny, humane and upbeat. Which isn’t always easy, because the message can be pretty dark. Sometimes you’re telling people their jobs are humanely and upbeatly going away.” He said the officers of a corporation seldom had confidence in their own words. “My career,” he said, “exists because other people—talented, smart people—didn’t have faith in their own ability to write.” Mike’s success has not come at the price of his soul. He’s kept writing, and has published a fine book of stories called Wise Men. Four years ago he started a small publishing business called Dream of Things, which has produced an anthology of travel stories, and another anthology of stories about the grief and joy of saying goodbye. He published a best-selling memoir of a child’s addiction, Everything I Never Wanted, by stand-up coBOI S EW EEKLY.COM

medienne Dina Kucera. He was kind enough to edit and publish my why-to-write book, MFA in a Box, and kind enough to ensure it became a book that made money. Lately he’s been republishing writers whose publishers have gone out of business. Authors who thought their books had gone to the Great Remainder Bin in the Sky have begun selling again—enough so they can keep calling themselves writers and keep writing. This sort of generosity was not taught at the University of Montana. There, everyone, including depressed professors, saw writing as a zero-sum game: If somebody else got published, you didn’t. But Mike has gone out of his way to nurture writers. It’s worked well for him. Nice guys do sometimes finish first. It helps that he has talent. He used to send me the drafts of stories that eventually made it into Wise Men, and I would read them to my students, who appreciated their humor and generosity. “This guy’s good,” they would say. “Why don’t you write like that?” “Because I’m spending my time and energy teaching you to write,” I’d growl. “The novel I’m writing will have your name on it.” This awkward reality often leaves creative writing professors depressed, but in truth, I found it exhilarating. Teach someone to be a funny and generous writer, and you’ve made the world a better place, probably better than it would have been if you’d published your own dark novel instead. Unless, of course, your dark novel is full of dark jokes. Then it does make the world a better place, if only because humor is the only way to see the truth of this world and not go mad. I know because I’ve spent this year writing about human extinction while reading biographies of Stalin and Hitler and other paragons of evil. It’s tough work, but you can make a joke about anything if you forgo good taste. I mentioned this last thought to Mike during a recent phone call. “Humor has kept us alive,” Mike said. “If it was good taste keeping us alive, we’d be dead now.” Over the years, Mike and I have joked about Dick Cheney’s heart, Vladimir Putin’s soul, Fukushima sushi, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, economic collapse, the morality and intelligence of state legislatures, and runaway greenhouse feedback loops. I’ll spare you these jokes, but not the fact that we joke and laugh about these things so we don’t curse and cry. And that’s not the only reason. Writing, done well, really can enable you to see what lies beneath the surface—at least that’s what we’re striving for. If we get to that point, we hope that we can leaven our vision with enough care and kindness and humor that it will let readers share in the world’s doomed beauty, sad laughter and baked-in grief.

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TICKET TO RIDE When the library moved into its current location, it targeted a population of about 75,000.

READ ALL ABOUT IT When the Capital City Development Corporation announced its preference earlier this month for how it would like to see a prime piece of Boise real estate—framed by Fulton, River, Eighth and Ninth streets—come to life, perhaps no one was more interested than the Boise Public Library, the proposed condo and retail development’s new neighbor. The development, designed by Boisebased RMH (BW, News, Boise’s Next Big Thing,” March 12, 2014), would see two separate condominium/retail buildings, divided by a shaded walkway serving as a pedestrian gateway from the Boise Greenbelt, through BoDo and into Boise’s downtown core. “There could be changes in the wind at that location,” CCDC Executive Director John Brunelle told Boise Weekly. In a March 5 memo to his own board of trustees, Boise Public Library Director Kevin Booe wrote that the future of the Ninth and River site “will determine how the library’s footprint should be developed.” But changing a high-profile footprint takes time—and money. Which is why the Boise City Council is moving $70,000 from its general fund, into the “Main Library Redesign Capital Project.” The money will help finance a process with a company called Architectural Nexus “to prepare options for a new main library pro forma building program.” “Architectural Nexus is a Salt Lake City architectural firm that we’ve retained to work on a project for us,” Booe told BW. BW has been chronicling the many conversations regarding the need for a new library for a few years now (BW, News, “Something’s Got to Give,” May 18, 2011). Major repairs and maintenance continue to pile up at the Capitol Street location, which in the 1970s targeted a Boise population of only 75,000. “We’re examining every and any option to either expand, renovate or create a new main library facility,” Booe told BW. As for just how much a new main library would cost, a consultant estimated in 2000 that it would cost $40 million to build a new 185,000-square-foot facility. In 2010, the idea for a new main library resurfaced, but by then, the projected construction cost had ballooned to $118 million. “We’re in the beginning stages,” cautioned Booe, who added that the library was particularly intrigued by CCDC’s announcement regarding the proposal for Eighth and River streets. “We’re certainly interested in, and applaud any effort that can help spark interest in this corridor,” he said. “We’re looking forward to being a good neighbor.” —George Prentice

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Boise Bike Share Program poised to sign contract, roll forward GEORGE PRENTICE Perhaps you heard a rumor spinning around town that Boise Bike Share Program—the much-anticipated initiative to move more people on fewer wheels around Boise’s downtown core—was in a bit of trouble. That’s not exactly accurate. In fact, BBSP continues to roll toward a 2014 roll-out. Since early 2012, Boise Weekly has been chronicling how a bike-share program could put as many as 140 bikes at 10 stations throughout Boise’s downtown and the campus of Boise State University (BW, Citydesk, “Recycle,” April 18, 2012). And while bikeshare advocates continue to engage with key stakeholders on the location of the bike-share stations, while securing more than $300,000 to operate the program, BBSP is closer than ever to reality. But when the Idaho Statesman wrote, “Boise Bike Share Negotiations Hit a Snag” earlier this month, saying there were “misunderstandings” and “problems” with the company that BBSP had chosen to design its custom-built bikes, rumors swirled. “I’m about 95 percent sure that we’ll wrap this up,” BBSP Director Dave Fotsch told BW on March 24, following a meeting with an attorney representing Valley Regional Transit, the program’s parent agency. “We had a very candid conversation with the folks at Social Bicycles [manufacturers of the bike-share system] and we talked about a lot of things that would happen once we finalize the contract. So, I think there’s an assumption on both our parts that we’re going to sign a contract.” Fotsch doesn’t just talk the talk or even walk the walk; he rides the ride. After working 10 years as a reporter and another 13 as a spokesman for the American Red Cross and the Central District Health Department, he was asked to take the handlebars of Boise Bike Share in September 2013. Even before officially joining the program as its director, Fotsch was already a high-profile advocate for alternative transportation, serving on the board of the Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance and the Ada County Highway District’s Bicycle Advisory Committee. “From the day we sign a contract, I’m counting 150 days to launch the bikes into Boise,” said Fotsch. And when they launch, 140 shared bikes would launch all at once, not incrementally as had been talked about in 2013. “The system that we’re looking at now costs less; it’s that simple,” said Fotsch. “And it’s all about how Social Bicycle designs its

Boise’s best-known “spokes”-man, Boise Bike Share Program Director Dave Fotsch reviews scores of documents, detailing what will become the city’s first bike-share.

system. These will be smart bikes versus smart stations. All the brains will be on the bikes.” Simply put, each bike will be equipped with its own solar-powered GPS system. Cellphonetype technology will tell program administrators where every bike is at anytime, day or night. The same technology will allow the program to study usage and travel patterns. From a rider’s perspective, a customized smartphone app will allow cyclists to socialize their rides with friends and family and to instantly communicate with program managers in case of maintenance issues. “We’ll know where you are at any time and head right there if, for instance, you have a flat,” said Fotsch. “We’ll also be able to circulate the bikes from station to station, to make sure that there’s an adequate supply where they’re needed most.” Dr. Pengyu Zhu has a pretty good idea of where some of those bikes will be needed most—not far from his Boise State office, where he serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Regional Community Planning. “I know that there will be two stations here on campus, one of them opposite the Student Union. That’s a perfect location for us,” said Zhu. Another bike-share station is expected to be installed on Boise State’s new pedestrianbicycle mall, to be constructed this summer. “I actually keep a bike right outside my door,” said Zhu from his office in Boise State’s Environmental Research Building on University Drive. “I use it quite often to ride over to the administration building all the time.” Meanwhile, at Boise City Hall, which has donated office space to BBSP to secure a downtown presence, Fotsch continues to brainstorm ideal locations for the rest of the bike-share stations. In addition to a station in front of City Hall, the program is looking at the U.S. Bank Building which, soon enough,

will be the location of a newly proposed multi-modal transit center; a spot in front of the Boise Art Museum; to the west, BBSP is looking at space outside of Idaho Power’s headquarters and the YMCA; to the east, they’re looking at the campus of St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center and the Washington Group Plaza on Parkcenter Boulevard. “Plus, we’re looking at the Borah Post Office; there are some nice wide sidewalks there. And maybe the Boise Co-op; that could be ideal,” said Fotsch. A bike-share program is a significant cog in the greater machine that is spinning Boise toward more alternative transportation and new ways of moving people through the city. Fotsch was one of scores of citizens and stakeholders who packed a March 13 ACHD open house where planners gathered feedback on plans to convert more of the city’s one-way streets into two-ways, and even a proposal to remove a lane of traffic on Capitol Boulevard in favor of a buffered bicycle lane. “I really like that idea of a protected bike lane, for the primary reason that I expect a lot of casual riders will participate in the bike-share program. When you provide a buffer between riders and traffic, they’re much more comfortable,” he said. “Boise State is having a bigger presence all the time downtown and there’s going to be more and more traffic on Capitol.” That’s something that Zhu knows all too well. He teaches two evening classes in Boise’s BoDo district. He said his department even talked to students about the possibility of offering a shuttle service linking the main campus to BoDo. “Not many of the students were interested. But if they could use the bike share, it would be so easy,” he said. “This is certainly going to reduce travel time and a 9 lot of automobile traffic too that’s just unnecessary. And parking is getting that B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


THE REST OF THE STORY What you didn’t know about that beer billboard brouhaha CINDY SIKKEMA You may have seen the story—it was hard to miss, considering almost every major media outlet in Idaho picked it up. “Boise craft-beer maker ordered to remove sign,” wrote the Idaho Statesman. “Creative or Highway Danger?” asked KIDO Radio. In what was presented as a David and Goliath story, Woodland Empire Ale Craft said earlier this month that the Idaho Transportation Department had ordered the brewer to remove a sign, resembling an ITD highway sign and reading “Craft Beer—>Right Here,” from its location near the Boise entrance to the I-84 Connector. What you didn’t read was that the kerfuffle was a pre-fabricated PR stunt. “We knew before we even put the sign up there might be trouble,” said Dusty Schmidt, a partner in the brewery. According to Russ Stoddard with public relations firm Oliver Russell, “We didn’t know for certain, but thought it might be the case.” And, as expected, the story garnered a lot of good press—worth its weight in gold to a new business (Woodland Empire opened its Front Street tasting room in January). “Even if they have to [replace the sign]— then they score,” Stoddard assured the brewer. As Schmidt tells it, an ITD engineer drove by Woodland Empire and knew from the getgo the sign violated state mandates. “He blew the whistle on us,” said Schmidt. Citing the sign as a potential safety hazard, ITD sent a complaint to Woodland that it must change the billboard, since it mimicked highway directional signs hanging nearby. “We were wondering when we’d get the call,” said Schmidt. “We had the press release ready to go; we knew it could happen.” They were so confident the call would come that, according to Schmidt, Oliver Russell cut the brewery a good deal upfront, “just in case they had to help us with publicity,” he said. “I sent [ITD] an email, saying thanks for

Rob Landerman, co-owner of Woodland Empire Ale Craft, had a good idea that ITD might want this sign to be replaced. What he didn’t know was what the city of Boise was about to say about the sign.

not taking this personally,” Schmidt added. “We kind of made them look like the bad guys, but we tried to keep it tongue in cheek and they totally got it.” According to Stoddard, the state never got forceful with the brewery. “They just said, ‘a rule is a rule,’ and in their estimation [the sign] violates the statute,” he said. “At the same time, they’re telling us the sign was exceptionally clever and that [Woodland Empire] has been getting all sorts of media coverage.” Indeed, once Boise media began trumpeting the story, it began traveling well beyond Idaho, including coverage in the Seattle PostIntelligencer, the Houston Chronicle and RTV Channel 6 in Indianapolis. “It’s got all the elements,” said Stoddard. “Great visuals, a state institution, conflict.” True, but that’s only half the story. While Woodland Empire had already anticipated needing to replace its ITD-like rooftop sign with another, the brewery never expected that it would lose the ability to put up any sign whatsoever on its rooftop. And that is exactly what happened March 20, when a city of Boise zoning enforcement officer informed the brewery that it was in violation of City Code 11-010-04.14 for putting up any sign on top of the building, no matter what it looked like. The code specifically prohibits roof signs without a special exception granted by the

much harder, with the new Trader Joe’s nearby.” As for the cost of the bike share, Fotsch said he’s still putting 8 a fine point on details, but BBSP is thinking about a $75 annual membership and a $5 one-time fee. “We’re still debating on whether that will be 30 minutes or 60 minutes,” said Fotsch, adding that he expects tourists and visitors to access the program in addition to Boise State students and staff and downtowners who need a quick, cross-town, albeit alternative, form of BOI S EW EEKLY.COM

city. And not just roof signs, but also any “sign whose lighting, location or appearance would cause such sign to have the appearance of traffic safety signs and lights.” “We had checked with the city and they were cool with it,” Schmidt insisted. But it’s not as if Woodland Empire didn’t know about city permits for signage. In fact, the brewery had previously applied for two wall signs and one awning sign. But no permit/ exception was ever requested by Woodland Empire for any kind of roof sign. “And if [Woodland Empire] had applied, there’s no way it would have been issued,” Joe Venneman, of the city of Boise Planning and Zoning Department, told Boise Weekly. “Even a rookie planner would have said, ‘Wait a minute, this is a roof sign. That’s an illegal type of sign.’” Wooddland Empire has since received the letter which it still called a “big surprise.” “This will give them 10 calendar days, from the date of the notice, to remove it,” said Venneman. Meanwhile, Woodland Empire, which had thought it would could spin a nice David and Goliath story, is planning to appeal the city’s decision, but is now facing the real probability of having no sign at all. But Schmidt is still unfazed. “We knew we would try to milk the publicity if they told us to [replace] it,” said Schmidt. But that may not be an option now.

transportation. Purchasing a membership or one-time rental could be processed through an app, at select kiosks and, in a few instances, a dedicated laptop device at a nearby business or employer. The next big announcement from Boise Bike Share Program? The unveiling of a primary sponsor, which is expected sooner than later. “One of the challenges with any startup is getting people to believe in your dream,” said Fotsch.

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Did you choose the law as a profession because of your father? I wanted to work against injustice. I began as a barrister in Toronto, Canada, and continued in New Zealand. I saw a picture of myself the other day, sporting a Poncho Villa-style moustache and wearing my barrister gown and wig.





JAMES CLAD War, peace and everything in between GEORGE PRENTICE There’s only way to conclude a conversation with James Clad—hoping that you’ll pick up where you left off next time. His private passions are surpassed only by his public service, and that’s impressive: foreign correspondent; barrister in Canada, New Zealand and the United States; professor; published author; and U.S. assistant secretary of defense. He’s lived in every corner of the world and, despite his own progressive politics, was asked to help out the George W. Bush White House after the 9/11 attacks. Prior to his Thursday, March 27, appearance before the Boise Committee on Foreign Relations, Boise Weekly spoke to Clad about geopolitical instability in the 21st century, why saber-rattling is a fool’s game and his fascinating life.

Tell me about your parents. My mother was a descendant of Sir Edward Elgar [early 20th century composer of “Pomp and Circumstance”] and my father was a judge in Los Angeles. But late in life, he became an attorney to the stars. I must say it was really something when Marlon Brando would call the house. But my father died in a light plane crash over the San Jacinto Mountains. He was only 42. Losing a father when you were a young man must have had a profound impact. I think that when you’re 15, and you lose your father, the light goes out in your

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life. I welcomed the chance to do something significantly different. That’s when my mother took all of us kids and moved to New Zealand. That’s where I was schooled in a classic British-style education—uniforms and cricket bats. And your time in the Peace Corps? I was in Ethiopia, just prior to the revolution. I had always been interested in getting into the wider world and getting a sense beyond the comfortable and predictable. When I left, my girlfriend and I traveled across Africa. It was still pretty crazy in the 1970s, going down the Congo River. I was barely 22.

May I ask what your politics were at the time? Very left of center—almost Social Democratic, in the British Labour tradition. I guess some of that remains to me. Did you hold dual citizenships? I did. I think, to this day, I’m one of only two senior American officials that also served as a diplomat for another country. I know that you served the New Zealand foreign ministry, were a foreign correspondent for The Economist, were a fellow at Harvard and Oxford and part of the Carnegie Endowment’s think tank, but I must ask you about going to work for the Bush White House. The events in New York [9/11] happened, and I was invited to come in by the administration. Eventually, the White House asked if I would go to the Middle East. That was just prior to our invasion. I was marginally in favor of the invasion, but certainly not the prolonged occupation. I thought it was conceit. From 2007-2009, I was deputy assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs. My entire life has been spent in some pretty tough places. I think we deal with the world as it is, not what we want it to be. My colleagues at DOD would say that I was one of the few who saw war close-up. A lot of people in Washington begin there and end there. They go to school, get a Ph.D., work for an NGO and come into government as a partisan favor.

How would you deconstruct the crisis in Syria? I’m sort of pleased that, no matter how fumbled the outcome may be, at least we’re not bombing another country. I’m enormously tired of comments from Sen. [John] McCain, who thinks that the answer to bad things happening in other places is to inflict more bad things on those people. I consider that appalling. Should we get involved the way some American politicians think we ought to—by busting in and bombing people? Is this vital to American security? I honestly think the answer, so far, is no. And how do you see our escalating tension with Russia? Do you consider it nonsense or are we approaching a dangerous stand-off? Who in the EU or NATO is going to stand up and die for the Republic of Georgia or Ukraine? The true answer is: no one. To act as if the Russians didn’t have particular interest in this was very naïve and arrogant on our part. That’s not to say we acquiesce to every lunatic or imperial idea, but you have a continuing arrangement when you speak and people believe you. Putin is creating a lot of difficulty, but since the end of the Cold War, a lot of stuff has been pushed up Russia’s nose by both Republican and Democratic administrations. But play this out; do you expect bloodshed in Crimea? I don’t think there’s any appetite for that. The idea of reversing Russia’s incorporation of Crimea is foolish. The idea of a so-called “rollback” is nothing but a slogan from the Cold War. I think the same thing applies here. And what might we do about future relations with Ukraine? Come up with a set of new ideas and recognize that we’ve taken Russia for granted far too often. We may not like them, and don’t remember their history too fondly, but they possess a tradition and a sense of entitlement that you can’t ignore.


SOUTHPAWS Unsettling new findings from out of left field BY DR. ROBERTA T. AXIDEA / ILLUSTRATIONS BY JAMES LLOYD

The earliest memories are what have caused the most pain. “I remember it like it was this morning. I was in the first grade. We were drawing, and old Mrs. Gangwer comes up behind me, grabs the crayon out of my hand and slams it down on my desk. Hard. Hard enough to break it in two places. Then she glares at me, and all the other kids are staring, too. I start crying, and she says, ‘I’m sorry, Nicky. But I’m not going to let you get away with that in my class. I’ve told you.’” The place was Pershing Elementary School in Kenosha, Wisc. The time was 1951, and the offense that brought the wrath of his teacher down on young Nick Records was that he had made the mistake of drawing a picture of his family’s home with his left hand. “I can’t remember any other lefties in my class, but there were two of them in the second grade. During recess they hung out together. I always figured it was because no one else wanted to play with them. When one of them got to be ‘it’ in one of those tag games, the little girls would run away screaming like he was a monster or something.” The distress that Records, now 69, endured as a lefthanded child may seem like a distant and forgotten cruelty to us today, but we should remember that as recently as the late 1960s, there was still an effort in many education circles to convert “lefties” to “righties.” The relaxing of those standards came slowly, and more so in some sections of the country than others. In “The Tragedy of Left-Handed Orientation,” an article submitted to the now defunct psychology journal Midwest Minds, Mores and Morality, Dr. Benjamin Voss-Kagen wrote, “It would be an enormous mistake to submit to the


current fad among these radical behaviorists that lefthandedness is an acceptable condition. ... For the sake of the individual child so afflicted and the society at large, we must resist this misguided attempt to upset what has long been known, that left-handed orientation is an abnormality, not an alternative.” (1963) Even more stunning are the words of Sister Caroline McMoore, the principal of St. Madeline’s Academy in Baton Rouge, La., writing in The Louisiana Parochial Quarterly (Oct. 1968): “We must stand firm against this subversive wind that insists we ‘let lefties be lefties.’ Have we not seen the results of this sort of permissiveness on the streets of San Francisco and the campuses of our great universities? What could be next? ‘Let sodomites be sodomites’?” These attitudes reflect what had been, almost since the dawn of organized societies, a history of regarding lefthanded people as an “otherly” presence, to say the least, and in most cultures, something to be either feared or reviled. It has taken more than 100 years, much research and an intensive re-education campaign to undo the damage that was being inflicted on children such as Nick Records and millions more. We can credit the work of behavioral psychologists and enlightened educators around the world for their endeavors to “right”—pun intended—the wrongs of ages. With that said, however, recent investigations are finding there are aspects to left-handed people that have never before been examined, and the preliminary data suggests many of the questions that have arisen point to disturbing answers—that there is indeed something curious about this “otherly” presence among us.

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LEFT BEHIND Lefties have encountered prejudicial treatment for as long as history has been recorded, but it was by no means all negative treatment. In the Middle Kingdom of the Egyptian Empire, circa 1850 BCE, the otherwise unremarkable pharaoh Anklitolat decreed that left-handers were the favorites of the goddess Hathor. For nearly two centuries following his reign, the hierarchy of the Egyptian priesthood would allow no one to belong who wasn’t left-handed, and woe be it to any right-handed acolyte who tried to pass himself off as a lefty. (Anklitolat’s tomb was looted long before any reputable archeologists had an opportunity to study it. As the pharaoh’s mummy was not available for examination, it will never be determined what Egyptologists had long suspected, that Anklitolat was himself left-handed.) In an even more unusual example of left-handed favoritism, the Chinese, from the earliest dynasties to the 13th century CE, thought of lefties as harbingers of good luck and fortune. They were often invited into the households of emperors and treated like family. Rare was the Chinese aristocrat who didn’t have a left-hander near, whether it be at a formal dinner or simply while walking in the gardens, as a balancing factor to his own right-handed twichi. Unfortunately, the Mongol invaders under Jenghiz Khan had a different view, considering lefties to be bad luck and even carriers of evil. Until well after the rule of Kublai Khan, Chinese parents would hack off the offending arms of their left-handed children in order to spare them a more gruesome fate if discovered by the occupying Mongols. More often than not, being left-handed was associated with negative aspects of the human condition. The Latin sinistra/sinistrum originally meant simply “left.” But over time, the definition came to include everything from “unlucky” to “nefarious”—sinister. No one can tell us whether the French gauche began as the word for “left” or the word for “boorish.” We only know that

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it now serves as both. In Scandinavia and Northern Europe, the concept of left took on associations ranging from “ill fortuned” to “back-stabbing” and “scoundrel.” The Spanish tener dos pies izquierdos is where we get “two left feet,” an expression to convey clumsiness, ineptitude and, in some of the more provincial areas, deviancy. At various times in various places, disease, incompetence, homosexuality, criminal behavior, witchcraft and even Satanism were attributed to the left-handed among the population. Whenever the Spanish Inquisition descended upon a community, one of the first tests the judges would administer to a suspected individual would be to unexpectedly throw him (or her) a small stone— perhaps an egg—just to see which hand he used to catch it. As you can imagine, if the subject used his left hand out of natural reflex, he was in for some considerably harsher prosecution. Among the Slavic peoples in Poland, Russia and even parts of what is now Eastern Germany, the left-handers were often exiled from rural towns and villages, forced either to flee to larger cities in hopes their “curse” would not be noticed, or to wander the countryside and scrounge what they might to survive. In regions around the Baltic coast, these rückwarts menchen (“backwards people”) would band together in their own makeshift communities, built on salt marshes, unarable lands, barren wind-swept hilltops—any place no one else wanted. These squatters’ settlements came to be known as lewy-tuwens, lewy being the Polish word for “left” and tuwens meaning “villages.” Across most of the Middle East, the left hand came to represent filth and corruption, as the right hand was used for eating and making physical contact with others, while the left has traditionally been reserved for those unpleasant duties of toilet hygiene. Even the Bible carried a message of disparagement for left-handers: “And He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats. And He shall set the sheep on his right, but the goats on his left.“ (Matthew 25:33) Long into the 19th century, in Protestant B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

countries of Europe, Roman Catholics were called “left-footers,” a slur that one suspects Sister Caroline McMoore in Baton Rouge was not aware of.

LEFT FOOT FORWARD One would think that the enlightenment toward lefties might have begun in the New World, along with the religious tolerance and respect for the commonalty of mankind that arose there. But such is not the case. Immigrants to these shores usually brought their bigotry with them, and the bigotry against left-handers was no exception. The first cracks in the shell of fear, hatred and ridicule that encompassed lefties actually began in Vienna when Helmut Schlosstein, an Austrian Jew, began to study the physiological relationships between functions of the brain and accompanying motor activity. The young Sigmund Freud was a protege of Schlosstein (1801-1879), and it is thought the older man was a possible inspiration for that great psychoanalyst’s choice in career. Schlosstein never achieved the title of “doctor,” his education being mediocre at best. He was left-handed, himself, and throughout his schooling had to endure the taunts of schoolmates and teachers at Vienna’s Österreicher Hebraik Institut, where he was considered a linkishziffern duncenkömpf, or “left-fingered idiot.” But Schlosstein was far from being an idiot. His revelations on the left-hemisphere/ right-hemisphere architecture of the human brain were groundbreaking, and his conclusion that being either right- or left-handed had nothing to do with superstitions or curses—that it was as innate a condition as skin pigmentation or gender—is now seen as the beginning of the end to centuries of ignorance, prejudice and persecution. Schlosstein’s discoveries were made long before such modern medical marvels as computed axial tomography (CAT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), innovations that would have made his research much easier. Instead, he made inventive use of an eclectic mix of equipment and procedures—e.g., rubber mallets, opium, what we now call “Chinese finger-cuffs,” electro-stimulation and discreet, lightly anesthetized surgeries in different areas of condemned prisoners’ brains—to conduct his researches. As Freud’s renown grew, he spoke little of his mentor Schlosstein, whom he referred to as “that old vivisektor schlingel” (vivisecting rascal). Freud also seemed to have little concern with whether left-handed orientation was natural or deviant. Still, in 1931, not long before his own death, he penned a monograph for Der Verrückten in which he observed that individuals he had studied for a variety of mental health issues, and who had been forced in childhood to convert from left hand to right, were always left-handed in their dreams, no matter how old they came to be. (Freud’s only footnoted comment on that observation was, “Hmmmmm.”) Throughout the 1930s—until World War II interrupted scientific pursuits in most non-war-related subjects—there was, both in Europe and the United States, an intense concentration in both university medical BOI S EW EEKLY.COM

research facilities and theory of education circles to demonstrate the natural condition of being born left-handed. As strange as it may now seem, until 1937, no one had ever performed a dependable survey on what percentage of humans are left-handed. In that year, Dr. Glenn Scofield of the Pittsburgh University Department of Psychology began an exhaustive study to determine that ratio. It took him four years and he visited more than 70 countries to learn that in virtually every culture and population on Earth, lefties number between 12 and 13 out of every 100 people. (Sadly, Dr. Scofield was near to finishing up his report in Osaka, Japan, in December 1941. As soon as the attack on Pearl Harbor was announced, he handed the entire study—859 pages of notes, graphs, charts, interviews and commentary—over to the Brazilian skipper of an out-going tramp steamer with instructions to get it back to Pitt U., and then was never heard from again. What happened to Scofield and why he didn’t board the steamer himself and escape Japan is a mystery. It’s also likely that the study would never have found it’s way home had not that ship’s captain been a lefty who had gone to sea in his teens to escape the ridicule his kind was subjected to in most Latin American countries.) By the 1950s, attitudes were changing— not quickly enough for the likes of Nicky Records in Kenosha or the left-handed students of Sister McMoore in Baton Rouge—but in less provincial areas of America, and in Western Europe, the shift away from left-to-right conversion was well under way. Even more important, the general population was slowly abandoning cultural prejudices against lefties. By 1980, except for isolated pockets of particularly superstitious people—the Arabian peninsula, for one, along with the more rural Philippine islands and remote herding societies of Central Asia—the “curse” of being left-handed had, at last, been lifted.

A SOUTHPAW IN THE SOUP? In 2006, a survey conducted by a team of Toronto Polytechnique psychologists and socio-anthropologists (directed by Dr. Aaron Schlosstein, a great-grand nephew of Helmut Schlosstein) heralded a new round of research on lefties. The main thrust of that TP study was to investigate the relation between motor orientation and intelligence quotient, and their controversial conclusion was that left-handers have, on the whole, considerably higher IQs than their righthanded counterparts. A flurry of similar studies followed, and the findings were, without exception, in concurrence with (what has become known as) “the Schlosstein Curve,” which holds that the average IQ of lefties ranges between 10 points-30 points higher than right-handers, codependent on other factors such as education, nutrition and the ambient culture. This was such a shock to orthodox behavioral scientists some began to suggest that in the long run, it might be advantageous to right-handed children to convert them to lefthanders. Many young, upper-middle-class parents, always eager to give their children

any advantage they might, were quick to act on that suggestion, and by 2010, in urban centers from Boston to San Francisco, charter schools opened that enrolled only “righties” whose parents wanted their youngsters raised in the ways of left-handedness. Gone are the knuckle-slapping yardsticks and the humiliating duncenkömpf caps of yesteryear, but in many of these “Turn Left” charters, there is the use of mild electroshock when the child makes the mistake of picking up his crayon or lunch-time spork with the wrong hand. Each student is equipped with a battery pack and conductor lead running down their right arm to their fingers. When that conductor makes a connection with a wired utensil, desk drawer handle, toilet paper dispenser, etc., the student receives a jolt, usually of no more than 24 volts. Criticism of this practice—called “behavioral retro-engineering” by some—has grown in recent years, and reached a peak in 2012, when Samantha Beacons, a second-grader in the Wade Boggs Academy of Amherst, Mass., failed to remember which hand she should use with the doorknob on the entrance to the girls’ restroom and was stunned with an unusually strong charge due to improper wiring on her battery pack. (Samantha was not seriously hurt, but to this day, she wets her pants every time she sees a doorknob. Her parents have had to install knobless doors throughout their home.) Upon hearing Samantha’s story, Dr. Frank Burns of the Smiley Burnett Childrens’ Foundation had had enough. In the fall of 2012, he began a survey to determine exactly how many of the other surveys, from the 1930s on, had been conducted by left-handed researchers. His findings have rocked the motor orientation community. Of the 1,684 studies on left-handed behavior that have been conducted in North America, Western Europe and the old Soviet Union during the past 80 years, all but 14 of them were led by, or commissioned by, lefties. Of the 14 that weren’t, all but two were conducted by ambidextrous researchers. As Dr. Burns was accumulating data for his study, he began to notice other patterns among left-handed populations that roused his curiosity. “At first, I thought it was just an interesting coincidence that so many left-handers were congregated into the same small niche activities,” explained Burns. “For instance, it’s mathematically unlikely that both Bud Abbott and Lou Costello would be lefties, given the relative rarity of the condition. But they were, and it didn’t bother me—not until I found out that both Oliver and Hardy were also lefties, and all three Stooges (sic). Then when I learned that Jerry Seinfeld and George... uh, what’s his real name?... you know who I mean, that Costanza character... I thought to myself ‘There’s something else going on here.’” The path that Burns trailblazed has been followed by others curious to see if there were other fields dominated by lefties. The conservative Trump Institute for Higher Excellence made the astonishing observation that Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and Fidel Castro are all left-handed.

“Doesn’t that tell you all you need to know?” commented Donald Trump. “I’ve hired a very, very excellent private investigator to go to Venezuela to find out if Hugo Chavez was a lefty, and I have a feeling that what he finds out will be very, very interesting.” Other studies have determined that, while there are always exceptions to the rule, southpaws have an unusually high concentration in the areas of banking, aerospace engineering and neuropathology. Aaron Schlosstein is not surprised. “Any time you are dealing with a demographic which is demonstrably brighter than the general population, it should come as no shock that there might be a heavier centralization of rocket scientists and brain surgeons within that group,” he said. Trump has a different take on such statistics: “What are they up to? That’s the real question here. Why is it left-handers like Obama are always messing with people’s brains or trying to build a rocket to go somewhere? Where do they want to go? That’s the real question here.” Research continues on many fronts, and the data gathered so far continues to raise even more questions. For instance, why would left-handed people prefer pistachios over peanuts by an astonishing 86 percent, while right-handed people are almost the exact reverse? Why do lefties—14 percent of the population, at most—consume 43 percent of all the soy milk produced in this country? Why is it that more than half of any given audience at any fine arts film festival is left-handed? Why is it that a lefty is 68 percent more likely to purchase a Mini Cooper than a righty? Why would a right-handed individual feel such visceral repulsion when watching a lefthander write something out by hand, as 94 percent of those questioned in a recent PEW poll admit? The mystery of left-handedness and the people so oriented continues to grow. Why are they the way they are really? And, more importantly, what do they want from the rest of us? Back in Kenosha, Nick Records is troubled by what has already been reported. “People are starting to give me that look again. I call it that ‘old biddy Gangwer look,’ like there’s something horribly wrong with me for signing my name or throwing a bowling ball with my left hand. You can’t know what it is until you’ve been through it, and I’m starting to think it never really went away. That, you know, maybe those right supremacist bastards have just been biding their time, waiting for the proper atmosphere to let all that stored-up hate out.” Dr. Roberta T. Axidea is currently the director of Objectionable People Studies at the College of Western Idaho. Her previous investigative contributions to Boise Weekly include the report that early Basques were the first humans to make their way to the New World (“Were Basques the First?” March 28, 2007) and the exposé that Boise administrators had sold the city’s oldest cemeteries to developers (“Dead Men Moving,” March, 31 2010).

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WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY MARCH 26-29 building the future REUSEUM SPRING SESSION WORKSHOPS Do you spend hours tinkering with gadgets? Do you enjoy trying to fix electrical or mechanical mishaps on your own? Then you might be in your element at one of Reuseum’s spring session workshops, where you’ll be given the tools and instruction to upgrade or create your own gizmo, contraption, thingamajig or whatchamacallit. If you’re hoping to vamp up that old PC gathering dust in the garage, the Circuit Basics Workshop provides students with the skills to build and then tinker with their own circuits. No soldering is required. Learn how to build hive bugs in the Hive Bug Workshop. Students will use 3-D printers to build little electronic creatures that communicate with one another through colored lights, and repel and attract other hive bugs with magnetic antennae. Bring your friends and build a swarm of the little ’bots together. For entrepreneurs who have a million-dollar idea but lack the knowhow, there’s the Arduino Basics Workshop. This workshop introduces creative minds to the basics of programming and electronics. Those who already have an Arduino can bring it along to give it a new boost. Kids are welcome to participate in all of the workshops as long as they are accompanied by an adult. $35-$45. Reuseum, 108 W. 33 St., 208-375-7507, Check for times and additonal workshops.

THURSDAY MARCH 27-APRIL 5 hey diddle, diddle— grown-up style ALLEY REPERTORY THEATRE PRESENTS THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED If the title of Alley Repertory Theatre’s latest production sounds vaguely familiar, that’s

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because it’s taken from a nurser y rhyme: Hey diddle, diddle, the cat and the fiddle, The cow jumped over the moon. The little dog laughed to see such sport, And the dish ran away with the spoon. But this Little Dog is an adults-only, Tony Award-nominated play by Douglas Carter Beane, who wrote the screenplay for the 1995 road-trip comedy To Wong Foo, Thanks for Ever ything! Julie Newmar, starring

THE BLUE DOORKNOB READING AT REDISCOVERED BOOKSHOP The story goes something like this: A historically minded young writer relocates to Boise and attends an auxiliary meeting of the Idaho State Historical Museum. After the meeting, the writer is volunteered for the role of taxi driver, which she accepts to ferry home a woman by the name of Cornelia Hart Farrer. A half-century later, the young writer (now quite a bit older) writes a book about that woman. If the story sounds like kismet or divine intervention, you could be right. In 1971, author Rita Branham Rodriguez did indeed meet Cornelia Hart Farrer after agreeing to drive the latter home following a meeting. What ensued was a long and close friendship—a relationship Rodriguez pays tribute to in her new book The Blue Doorknob: The Artistic Life of Cornelia Hart Farrer. Your chance to hear Rodriguez reading from The Blue Doorknob will happen at Rediscovered Bookshop. As for the origin of the book’s odd title: Cornelia Farrer’s 1920s art studio, located in downtown Boise, had a blue enamel doorknob. As it turns out, and as Rodriguez’s book describes, Cornelia Farrer played a substantial role in Boise’s cultural evolution—even participating in a 1930s group called “The Hobohemians,” dedicated to turning the small city of Boise into a hive of artistic activity. Not surprisingly, Farrer was herself an artist, studying abroad before returning home to, among other things, offer style advice to fellow Boiseans via a regular column in the Idaho Statesman. While she didn’t realize it at the time, Rodriguez’s fateful stint as proxy cab driver would launch her into a work of historical significance— local in flavor, but well worth the telling. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Bookshop, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-376-4229,

John Leguizamo, Wesley Snipes and the late Patrick Swayze as drag queens. Beane’s Little Dog digs much deeper than moons and spoons, exploring elements of homophobia in Hollywood through the stor y of Mitchell, a budding movie star who is navigating a new love interest—a male escort—while still dating his current girlfriend. Tricky enough on its own, the real catch is that the wouldbe star Mitchell isn’t ready to identify as homosexual. His brutal, unrelenting talent agent, on the other hand, will never be ready, since she is adamant his acting prospects will be limited

should the industr y get wind of his sexual orientation. This isn’t the first go-round for ART and The Little Dog Laughed. The group used the play as a springboard into its inaugural season in 2008. Since then, ART has continued its mission of ser ving up “innovative theater” that encourages “lively dialogues and critical reflection on current events.” 8 p.m. 21 and older only. Thursday, pay-what-you-want night. Friday-Sunday, $15 general, $10 students/militar y. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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She looks like a redheaded 40-something soccer mom and sounds like a pack of cigarettes. She delights her audience with sex jokes, Jew jokes and impersonations during her standup routines. Comedian Shawn Pelofsky, the Barbra Streisand doppelganger you might have seen on Community, The Tonight Show and The Last Comic Standing, is returning to Boise for six shows at Liquid Lounge. In her 20-plus years in the biz, Pelofsky has performed alongside comedy icons including Will Ferrell and Bill Maher; she’s entertained troops in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bosnia and Guantanamo Bay; her typical venues: all-gay cruise ships with names like The Goodship Lollicock. Pelofsky will charm you with her crude humor and spot-on pop-culture observations. She especially flaunts her ability to work a crowd and nickname her audience. Dubbed “Lady Haha” and self-proclaimed “superhero to the gays,” she isn’t afraid to “stretch it out.” She’s a short, spunky, curvy little thing and her humor is classically funny with crackling one-liners and hard-hitting punch lines. Get your tickets now; the house will almost certainly be full, probably with lots of guys who smell good and have nice hair and dress better than most of us. $13, 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Liquid Lounge, 405 S. Eighth St., 208-287-5379,

SATURDAY MARCH 29 a night with the classics CONCERT IN THE EXHIBIT Most people read The Diar y of Anne Frank in high school. Maybe the idea is that young people will be able to connect with the youthful, hopeful impressions of the doomed


diarist’s situation. But while Frank’s emotional world is laid bare in the book, the material world of Amsterdam in the 1930s and ’40s—the near, but not too near, past—can be a barrier for the imaginations of students tr ying to engage with the source material. With the traveling exhibit, Anne Frank—A Histor y for Today, set to open in Boise Tuesday, April 1, the Idaho Human Rights Education Center is offering a chance to explore Frank’s world as

A sommelier is an expert on wine; a cicerone is an expert on beer—so what’s a linkologist? No, it’s not a liquor export. Nor is it someone who studies the HTML code behind hyperlinks. No, a linkologist is a specialist in sausages, weenies and furters. And far from the setup for a “that’s what she said” joke, Boiseans with a passion for sausages of the Basque variety have a chance to become one (a linkologist, that is). Greg and Julie Hahn, in cahoots with the Atlanta School, are opening up their house to anyone who wants to learn the nitty-gritty secrets of making Basque sausages. Participants need to be ready to get dirty; this workshop guides you through the ins and outs of sausage making—specifically, the steps involved in making the famous Sarasqueta family chorizo, from picking meats, finding casings, molding and shaping. Most importantly, after all that hard work, you get to take home the finished product. The Hahns will offer drinks and snacks to all who attend, but you won’t be hungry for long: Give a person a sausage and they’ll eat for a day; teach them to make sausages, and they’ll eat for the rest of their life. This is a chance to be that person, to make Basque-style sausages in your own home for your own tasting pleasure. 6:30 p.m. $125. Hahn Sarasqueta House, 1818 N. 10th St., 208-869-6741. Tickets available at

she lived in it. The exhibit has been traveling for years, setting up in hundreds of locations each year, and puts Anne’s stor y in the greater context of Europe during the Nazi occupation. In addition to the exhibit, a musical per formance is scheduled for the evening featuring pianist Robyn Wells and the College of Idaho’s Langroise Trio, which will per form a series of sets throughout the night, including Eric Sandmeyer’s

MOCHI ICE CREAM Through the grainy video the doctors huddle around an operating table, occasionally receiving surgical instruments from an off-camera nursing staff. Visible on the table is a long-limbed alien. One of the surgeons steps away, holding in his latex-gloved hand a pale green lump. Pulling down his face mask, he lifts the lump to his mouth and takes a Trader Joe’s bite. There’s no audio, but it’s $3.49 evident that the taste of alien gland is exquisite—refreshing. This is what it’s like to eat a mochi ball—ice creamfilled dumplings made from pounded rice and dusted with rice flour. In the palm, they feel like little stress balls filled with something gelatinous. Their skin is soft yet resilient, and the viscous, ice cream-y core is smooth and comes in four flavors: strawberry, chocolate, mango and green tea. In the mouth, mochi balls become a whole new kind of weird. Their powder y, soft exterior can’t prepare you for the feeling of sinking your teeth into what feels like something deeply organic—but they’re delicious. The flavors range from subtle (green tea) to explosive (strawberr y), but it can be hard to decide if what you’re eating is good because it’s delicious or because it’s exotic, like a foodstuff from another planet. —Harrison Berry

Like a Tree Planted by the River. The trio has been per forming since 1991, touring ever ywhere from their namesake, the College of Idaho’s Langroise Recital Hall, to the Kennedy Center for the Per forming Arts. Only 100 seats are available, so get your tickets soon. 7:30 p.m. $20. Creative Access Art Center, 500 S. Eighth St., 208-345-0304,

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8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY MARCH 26 Workshops & Classes TREE PROBLEMS—Learn about some of the most common problems affecting trees in the Treasure Valley. Boise City Arborist Debbie Cook will teach you about insects, diseases and the most common problems people create by incorrect cultural practices. Register online at parks., by phone or email 6 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library Hayes Auditorium, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-608-7700,

Citizen GIRL SCOUTS OF SILVER SAGE—Troop leaders and coleaders are needed for K-12 girls. Training, mentoring, resources, and organizational support provided. You can tailor your level of involvement to fit your schedule and lifestyle. For more info, contact volunteersupportteam@ or call. Through April 30. FREE. Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council, 1410 Etheridge Lane, Boise, 208-377-2011, ext. 4, VOLUNTEER AT THE ADA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE— The Ada County Sheriff’s Office has volunteer opportunities ranging from office assistance to Greenbelt patrol. Training and supervision will be provided. For more info, contact volunteer coordinator Caryl Humphries at or Through April 30. FREE. Ada County Sheriff’s Office, 7200 Barrister Drive, Boise, 208-577-3749 , VOLUNTEER FOR COLOR ME RAD 5K—Special Olympics Idaho has been selected as the nonprofit beneficiary for the Color Me Rad 5K on Saturday, May 3. A minimum of 50 volunteers are needed to help out race organizers. Two shifts are available for race day: 7 a.m.-noon or noon-3 p.m. Sign up online at by clicking on the Color Me Rad logo. Through May 2. Expo Idaho (Fairgrounds), 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650,

SPRING BREAK ART CAMP FOR 1ST-3RD GRADES—Students will explore the elements of realistic and abstract art, while playing with a variety of materials, such as paint, yarn and plaster. Call or go online to register. Through March 28. 9 a.m. $50-$75. Sun Valley Center for Arts-Hailey, 314 Second Ave. S., Hailey, 208-726-9491, SPRING BREAK ART CAMP FOR 4TH-5TH GRADES—Students will explore the elements of realistic and abstract art while playing with a variety of materials like paint, yarn and plaster. Call or go online to register. Through March 28. 2 p.m. $50-$75. Sun Valley Center for Arts-Hailey, 314 Second Ave. S., Hailey, 208-726-9491, SPRING BREAK TENNIS CAMP— Kids ages 5 to 17 will learn the fundamentals of tennis using age-appropriate equipment. Lots of fun drills and games will reinforce basic skills. 10 a.m. $20-$25. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208468-5858, SPRING BREAK WITH BIRDS OF PREY—A discounted admission price and special activities for kids make for a great spring break destination. Activities include live bird presentations and craft projects. Prizes will be awarded to those who complete the special spring break scavenger hunt. Visitors also can enjoy films on birds of prey and tours of the Archives of Falconry. 10 a.m. $3-$5. FREE to members. World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane, Boise, 208-362-8687,

Odds & Ends BECOME A TEACHER—Learn how you can become a certified teacher in Idaho. Dates and times are subject to change. For up-todate info, call 1-877-669-2228 (Option 1) or email contact@abcte. org. 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Library at Cole and Ustick, 7557 W. Ustick Road, Boise, 208-570-6900, BOISE STAGE STOP SUMMERFEST REGISTRATION—Seeking car and motorcycle enthusiasts who want to show off their vehicle for the chance to win trophies and cash prizes. Also seeking food and other vendors. Register by May 1 for a free gift. Deadline: June 6. Get more info online. Boise Stage Stop, 23801 S. Orchard Access Road, I-84 off Exit 71, Boise, 208343-1367,

Kids & Teens MAKE IT OR BREAK IT DURING SPRING BREAK—Craft building and dismantling for ages 4-12. 4 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2941, notaquietlibrary. org. REUSEUM SPRING BREAK SESSIONS—The Reuseum has an entire week of workshop fun, science and learning mapped out for Spring Break. These workshops are for kids and adults alike, and are a way to keep yourself and your youngsters busy when school’s out of session. Visit for details on fees and times. See Picks, Page 16. The Reuseum, 108 W. 33rd St., Garden City, 209-3757507,

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THURSDAY MARCH 27 On Stage ALLEY REPERTORY THEATER: THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED—Ripped from Idaho and national headlines, this Tony Award nominee for Best Play by Douglas Carter Beane is a fast-paced and hilarious nontraditional love story. Get tickets online at or at the door. See Picks, Page 16. 8 p.m. $10-$15. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, littledoglaughed.

COMEDIAN SHAWN PELOFSKY—With featured act Matt Bragg. See Picks, Page 17. 8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, MUSIC THEATRE OF IDAHO: GUYS AND DOLLS—Funny and romantic, Guys and Dolls is ideal for audiences of any age. For tickets, call 208-468-2385 or visit 7:30 p.m. $18. Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa, 208-4685555,

Literature BOOK SIGNING: RITA RODRIGUEZ—Author Rita Branham Rodriguez will read from and sign copies of her book, The Blue Doorknob, about the life of Cornelia Hart Farrer, founder of the Boise Art Museum and Art in the Park, who trained at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts during World War I. See Picks, Page 16. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Books, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3764229,

Kids & Teens KIDS BOOK & MOVIE CLUB— Discuss a book and then watch the movie. This month’s feature is Charlotte’s Web. 4:30 p.m. FREE. Nampa Public Librar y, 101 11th Ave. S., Nampa, 208-4685800, nampalibrar MAKE IT OR BREAK IT DURING SPRING BREAK—See Wednesday. 4 p.m. FREE. Garden City Librar y, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2941, notaquietlibrar REUSEUM SPRING BREAK SESSIONS—See Wednesday. The Reuseum, 108 W. 33rd St., Garden City, 209-375-7507, SPRING BREAK ART CAMP FOR 1ST-3RD GRADES—See Wednesday. 9 a.m. $50-$75. Sun Valley Center for Arts-Hailey, 314 Second Ave. S., Hailey, 208726-9491, SPRING BREAK ART CAMP FOR 4TH-5TH GRADES—See Wednesday. 2 p.m. $50-$75. Sun Valley Center for Arts-Hailey, 314 Second Ave. S., Hailey, 208726-9491, SPRING BREAK DAY CAMP: DECORATE YOUR DUDS—Learn to decorate, embellish and accessorize your wardrobe. 10 a.m. $13. University of Idaho Ada County Extension Office, 5880 Glenwood St., Boise, 208-3772107, SPRING BREAK TENNIS CAMP—See Wednesday. 10 a.m. $20-$25. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858, SPRING BREAK WITH BIRDS OF PREY—See Wednesday. 10 a.m. $3-$5, FREE to members. World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane, Boise, 208-362-8687,


8 DAYS OUT Odds & Ends BECOME A TEACHER—Learn how you can become a certified teacher in Idaho. 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. FREE. Eagle Public Library, 100 N. Stierman Way, Eagle, 208939-6814,

FRIDAY MARCH 28 Festivals & Events GORDMANS GRAND OPENING—The new Gordmans discount department store in southeast Boise holds its grand opening. 9 a.m. FREE. Gordmans, 1001 Parkcenter Blvd., Southshore Shopping Center, Boise, 208-515-7150,

On Stage ALLEY REPERTORY THEATER: THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED— See Thursday. 8 p.m. $10-$15. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-4248297, BOB AND TOM SHOW COMEDY TOUR—Featuring some of Bob and Tom’s favorite comedians: David Crowe, Costaki Economopoulos, Mike Armstrong and Tim Bedore. 7:30 p.m. $30. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, 208-387-1273,

COMEDIAN SHAWN PELOFSKY—See Thursday. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379, ENCORE THEATRE COMPANY: ANNE OF GREEN GABLES—Enjoy this charming stage version of the beloved story that is sure to make you laugh. Buy tickets through the Nampa Civic Center or online. 7:30 p.m. $7. Northwest Nazarene University Little Theatre, 550 Holly St., Nampa, AN EVENING WITH SHANTALA—Benjy and Heather Wertheimer lead kirtan (sacred chanting) worldwide as the duo Shantala, with soul-stirring vocals, sacred lyrics and exotic instrumentation. 7 p.m. $15 adv., $20 door. Hyde Park Mennonite Fellowship, 1520 N. 12th St., Boise, JEFF DUNHAM—The ventriloquist stand-up comedian brings his puppet pals to Idaho. 8 p.m. $45. Ford Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa, 208468-1000, A LITTLE PRINCESS—DreamWeaver Musical Theatre presents this musical adapation of Francis Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel Sara Crewe. Get more info online. 7 p.m. $5-$10. Jewett Auditorium, The College of Idaho, 2112 E. Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, 208-459-3405 or 208-454-1376, MUSIC THEATRE OF IDAHO: GUYS AND DOLLS—See Thursday. 7:30 p.m. $18. Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa,




Kids & Teens MAKE IT OR BREAK IT DURING SPRING BREAK—See Wednesday. 4 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2941, REUSEUM SPRING BREAK SESSIONS—See Wednesday. The Reuseum, 108 W. 33rd St., Garden City, 209-375-7507, SPRING BREAK ART CAMP FOR 1ST-3RD GRADES—See Wednesday. 9 a.m. $50-$75. Sun Valley Center for Arts-Hailey, 314 Second Ave. S., Hailey, 208-7269491, SPRING BREAK ART CAMP FOR 4TH-5TH GRADES—See Wednesday. 2 p.m. $50-$75. Sun Valley Center for Arts-Hailey, 314 Second Ave. S., Hailey, 208-7269491, SPRING BREAK DAY CAMP: ECO-BOT CHALLENGE—Become part of an engineering team and program an autonomous robot for a dangerous mission. For ages 9-14 years. 2 p.m. $13. University of Idaho Ada County Extension Office, 5880 Glenwood St., Boise, 208-377-2107, SPRING BREAK TENNIS CAMP—See Wednesday. 10 a.m. $20-$25. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858, SPRING BREAK WITH BIRDS OF PREY—See Wednesday. 10 a.m. $3-$5, FREE to members. World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane, Boise, 208362-8687,


April 1, and enjoy a performance by the Langroise Trio: Geoffrey Trabichoff, violin; David Johnson, viola; Samuel Smith, cello; with guest artist Betsi Hodges on piano. See Picks, Page 17. 7:30 p.m. $20. Creative Access Arts Center, 500 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-342-5884, ENCORE THEATRE COMPANY: ANNE OF GREEN GABLES—See Friday. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $7. Northwest Nazarene University Little Theatre, 550 Holly St., Nampa. A LITTLE PRINCESS—See Friday. 2 p.m. $5-$10. Jewett Auditorium, The College of Idaho, 2112 E. Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, 208-459-3405 or 208454-1376, MUSIC THEATRE OF IDAHO: GUYS AND DOLLS—See Thursday. 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $18. Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa, 208-4685555,

Workshops & Classes BASQUE SAUSAGEMAKING WORKSHOP— Join The Atlanta School and expert linkologists Greg and Julie Hahn to learn how the Sarasqueta family has been making Basque chorizo for generations. Wine, beer and light snacks will be served. Buy tickets online. See Picks, Page 17. 6:30 p.m. $125. Hahn Sarasqueta House, 1818 N. 10th St., Boise, basquesausagemaking.

REUSEUM SPRING BREAK SESSIONS—See Wednesday. The Reuseum, 108 W. 33rd St., Garden City, 209-375-7507, SPRING BREAK WITH BIRDS OF PREY—See Wednesday. 10 a.m. $3-$5, FREE to members. World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane, Boise, 208362-8687,

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On Stage

Kids & Teens

ALLEY REPERTORY THEATER: THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED— See Thursday. 8 p.m. $10-$15. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-4248297,

SPRING BREAK WITH BIRDS OF PREY—See Wednesday. 10 a.m. $3-$5, FREE to members. World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane, Boise, 208362-8687,

CONCERT IN THE EXHIBIT—See the new Anne Frank: A History for Today exhibit, hosted by the Idaho Human Rights Education Center, before it opens to the public on

STORY STORY NIGHT—Mix Tape: Stories of the Soundtracks of Our Lives features musicians and stories with a beat, plus live music by Dan Costello. Hosted by Jessica Holmes. More info and advance tickets available online. 7 p.m. $8 adv. $10 door. Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-381-0483, storystorynight. org.

TUESDAY APRIL 1 Festivals & Events FOOLS DAY—The Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Company of Fools kick off their 2014-2015 season with desserts and appetizers. Be among the first to hear about upcoming Company of Fools productions for their 19th season and The Center’s lecture and performing arts series. 5:30 p.m. FREE. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-5789122,

On Stage

dance instruction for audience members of all ages and abilities. 4:30 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library Hayes Auditorium, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-3844076,

WEDNESDAY APRIL 2 Festivals & Events SPRING BOOK PREVIEW SALE—Friends of Boise Public Librar y holds a preview sale for FBPL members. New members may join at the door. Sale items include paperback and hard bound books for all ages. 4 p.m. Boise Public Librar y Warehouse across from main branch, 762 River St., Boise, 208-384-4076, boisepubliclibrar

On Stage GENE HARRIS JAZZ FESTIVAL—Boise State Jazz Ensemble per forms with Wycliffe Gordon. Get details online at 4:45 p.m. $15 day pass. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise, sub.boisestate. edu.

Workshops & Classes WEDNESDAY NIGHT REPAIR CLASS—Ever y class will cover a different hands-on repair topic. All repair, all the time. 6 p.m. FREE. Boise Bicycle Project, 1027 Lusk St., Boise, 208429-6520, boisebicycleproject. org.

BALLET IDAHO ACADEMY: ALICE IN WONDERLAND—Hear the story of Alice in Wonderland and learn about the ballet’s history, then Ballet Idaho students will perform an excerpt. The program will conclude with interactive


GLAMOROUSNOIZE 3—Check out the latest in a series of fashion shows from artist, designer and stylist Tod Alan. All ages; full bar (I.D. required). Advance general tickets available at Get advance VIP tickets at Azure Hair Studio, 1519 W. Grove St. 8 p.m. $15 general, $25 VIP. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111, thelinenbuilding. com.

COMEDIAN SHAWN PELOFSKY—See Thursday. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379,

On Stage

Kids & Teens

Festivals & Events

Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit 1 to 9. For strategies on how to solve Sudoku, visit

SAWTOOTH SOCIETY KICK-OFF PARTY—Enjoy beer and free appetizers while getting to know the Stanley-based conservation group and learning about the incredible volunteer projects available in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Get more info online. 5 p.m. FREE. Bittercreek Ale House, 246 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208345-1813,

Real Dialogue from the naked city

On Stage COMEDIAN SHAWN PELOFSKY—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379,

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MAKING SPACES Make It at the Library expands in year two CINDY SEKKEMA

“Litharacnium” has sprouted in BoDo.

PLANTING THE SEEDS Boise art is in full bloom this week. Carrie Jones received some seed money for her project as co-winner of the March 12 Charm School Feast arts grant dinner. Jones will pay artists $150 for original pieces that will be reproduced on seed packets. The packets will unfold into collectible works that Jones would like to start marketing to local nurseries in 2015. Each packet would sell for $3-$4, all to raise funds for the Common Wealth Seed Library, which preserves seeds from native plants. “Saving our food is saving/creating our own culture, so it makes a lot of sense to bring seeds and art together,” she said. Jones plans to purchase art from five artists who will kick off the project, and she already has one who has offered to participate: Uli Westphal, whose current body of work, Mutatoes, is a collection of non-standard fruits, roots and vegetables he found at farmers markets in Berlin, Germany. In May, Westphal will be the inaugural international artist in residence at the newly minted Boise Art Center in Ming Studios, located at 420 S. Sixth St., currently the home of Boise Art Glass. BAC will hold a soft opening Thursday, May 1, at which attendees will learn about its mission to expand local art through international artist residencies. “Our goal is to offer an institution to exhibit work that is contemporary—not for the purpose of hanging-on-the-wall-type of art alone, but also to introduce conceptual art and works that are being shown around the world,” said BAC founder Jason Morales. Boise Art Glass, which has been a member of Ming Studios for eight years, will move into the old Bogie’s building—all 9,000 square feet of it—with local copper and enamel artist Delia DeLapp. The new space, will include a VIP lounge as well as a more open floor plan that will allow larger events. Weekend warriors who ventured into BoDo the weekend of March 23 may have noticed a new, public art installation on the corner of Eighth and Broad streets. “Litharacnium,” by Bruce Poe and Margo and Dennis Proksa, cost $42,000 and is one of three commissioned by the Capital City Development Corporation—the others being “Heliotrope,” which greets visitors to the Grove on Main Street, and the still-to-be-installed “Virgo.” —Harrison Berry

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A room at the Idaho Commission for Libraries in Boise is filled with small groups of librarians and, contrary to expectations, it is anything but quiet. Hovering around heaps of plastic components, the groups are focused on achieving the same objective: building an Extreme Kicking Machine. Using Fischertechnik construction sets (its components resemble a cross between Legos and an Erector Set), each group works with girders, gears, pins, levers, axles, and even smallscale, battery-powered engines to build a machine that will send a ping-pong ball soaring through the air. This is the makerspace movement in action. A “makerspace” is much what it sounds like: a space where something is made. But makerspaces (sometimes called “hackerspaces”) aren’t factories, studios or an extra room in a home or office; rather, they’re technology, tools and training brought together in an environment conducive to collaboration. Make It At The Library, launched with five libraries last year by the Idaho Commission for Libraries, is Idaho’s approach to the makerspace movement. “[W]e knew we wanted to expand,” said Erica Compton, ICFL program coordinator. This year, of the 11 libraries that applied, six were chosen to participate in the yearlong training program based on criteria such as potential for community partnerships and community need. In an effort to supplement and expand existing programs, each of the five pilot libraries was also asked to send an additional staff member for training. According to Compton, only Maryland has attempted something similar, but was unable to follow-up initial training sessions with the funding necessary to supply equipment and materials. That makes Idaho “the first to take it to the statewide level.” And higher. “We’re kind of pushing the envelope, and what we’re doing is really getting a lot of national attention,” Compton said. “Although we are certainly not the first to [explore] the Maker Movement, the concept of having it available in the library, with free access to anyone in the community, is pretty unique.” As a result, ICFL has received multiple invitations to present at conferences across the world. A 2013 videoconference, “Innovation in U.S. Libraries,” generated keen interest in Idaho’s program from Germany and France. ICFL has accomplished all of this on a tight budget. According to Compton, the entire pilot cost $50,000, which included everything from travel to training to equipment. Funding for the program has come entirely from

Librarians from around the state attend a “makerspace” training program in Boise.

federal grants through the Library Services and Technology Act. Asked whether any state funds are anticipated, Compton said, “we’re not holding our breath.” Idaho-based PCS Edventures understands pushing the educational envelope: The company uses tools like the Fischertechnik sets as part of a STEM-based training program it created. Kellie Dean, Edventures’ director of training, facilitated the Extreme Kicking Machine challenge and was impressed—though not surprised—by the librarians’ abilities. “As a whole, these people are incredibly creative and inventive,” said Dean. “They have all stepped way out of their boxes and really gotten into it. I’m impressed with how engaged and open-minded they all are.” Dean originally planned to give each group a “curriculum build”—projects that are completed using illustrated, step-by-step instructions. That idea evaporated once Dean saw the level of complexity the librarians were capable of during a free-build session. Arranged for display at the front of the room, the free-builds included a scaled, miniature table with chairs, a model of the human eye and a replica of the Colosseum. “I wanted to give them a challenge,” said Dean, “and I wanted them to experience implementing changes during the design process.” When it came time to see if the Extreme Kicking Machines could actually kick, the groups were visibly nervous as each attempted to launch a ping-pong ball into the air. Some balls barely managed to roll slowly off the table, while others sailed a foot in the air. When all was said and done, the winning group humbly said it was a difficult, often complex endeavor. Which is the point: trying out ideas, failing, then trying again and succeeding, is the experience these librarians hope to facilitate in their young patrons. “This is a way for kids to see their own progress,” said Dean. “It’s a way for them to take learning into their own hands and see some really positive results. It could even be

life changing; since a lot of these kids don’t even realize the types of learning they’re engaged in. It’s not until they’re done and someone points out to them they’ve been working on a mechanical engineering problem that they say, ‘Hey, this is totally in my back pocket.’” But without exposure to these opportunities, kids might never have that epiphany. “[W]hat these librarians are just beginning to realize, is that they are the bridge between formal, classroom education and where kids can ultimately go,” said Dean. Snake River School and Community Library, located just west of Blackfoot, participated in last year’s pilot. This year, three staff members are attending training in order to replace departed co-workers. Based on their community’s reaction to Make It At The Library, all three believe this kind of programming will continue to expand. “Our library is not a quiet, read-yourbook kind of library anymore,” said assistant librarian Kim Jones. “[W]e’re almost continuously in makerspace mode.” Whether it’s a quilter using the fabric die-cutting machine, children participating in a crochet class or high-schoolers honing their AutoCAD skills on the 3-D printer, the library hosts every age of community creator. “Last week, we even had a call from a local business,” said Jones. “The owner of a fabrication company asked if he could use the 3-D printer to create a model of a camshaft design he’s been working on.” The ICFL is seeing this kind of thing happening throughout the state. “This program has hands-down changed the way our librarians look at their library,” said Compton. “Across the board, there is a strong desire to turn Make It At The Library into a core offering.” Looking to the future, Compton sees the programs’ growth across the state. “We want to really open it up, so that every community is makerspacing all over the place,” she said. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M



Shred in peace, Oderus Urungus.


Eilen Jewell: Home again, by way of New Mexico, Southern California and Boston.

GEM STATE JEWELL Eilen Jewell digs into her roots BEN SCHULTZ

by her husband, Jason Beek, who also serves Last year’s Boise 150 music compilation as her drummer and manager—released a In Our Town features an Eilen Jewell song live album that American Songwriter calls called “Always Coming Home.” It was an “spirited spiritual music for those who would apt choice for a number of reasons. never admit to liking that sort of thing.” “I love music by other people where you Jewell said that she considers her upcomcan hear their roots—where they’re keeping studio album, which is being recorded in ing the tradition of American music alive Boise at Audio Lab and features contribubut not aping it [or] mimicking it,” Jewell tions from local musicians Jake Hoffman and said.“That’s kind of my standard: Can you Steve Fulton, “a very Idaho album.” hear the root? And if you can, is it in an “I think I wrote all of the material here in imitative way or is it new and refreshing? To Idaho. I recorded here, and a lot of the songs me, that’s the goal.” are about a sense of place,” she said. “[There Fans and critics would agree that the are] a lot of descriptions of particular places Boise-raised songwriter has achieved that goal. NPR praises Jewell’s music—a blend of in Idaho. It’s really my ‘coming home’ album.” The road back to Idaho has been a long country, folk, jazz, surf and rockabilly that one for Jewell. She started to think seriJewell calls “hillbilly/rock ’n’ roll/noir”—as ously about performing while attending St. “a distinct style that draws on roots music John’s College in Santa Fe, N.M. She also got without sounding needlessly old-fashioned.” turned on to classic bluegrass The Washington Post’s Juli and country. Thanki writes, “If Neko “I just met some folks Case, Madeleine Peyroux EILEN JEWELL down in Santa Fe who were and Billie Holiday had a Presented by the into Hank Williams and The baby girl who grew up to Idaho Songwriters Association Carter Family and The Stanfront a rockabilly band, Friday, March 28, and Saturday, ley Brothers and stuff like she’d probably sound a lot March 29, 8 p.m., general $23, preferred seating $27. that,” Jewell said. “So New like Eilen Jewell.” Mexico, for me, was a very The so-called “Queen musical place in that regard of the Minor Key” and her and shaped me as a busker.” band are on tour now and After college, Jewell spent some time buskplay Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29, in Boise at the Riverside Hotel’s Sapphire ing in Venice Beach, Calif., which she credits with giving her “a sense of street smarts [and] Room. Jewell has also nearly completed a thick skin.” Living and playing in Boston work on her fifth studio album and a live album, both of which she hopes to release later further helped teach her how to be a professional musician. But after living in Boston for this year. In January, Jewell’s gospel-blues nine years, homesickness and Boise’s lower side project, The Sacred Shakers—organized BOI S EW EEKLY.COM

cost of living persuaded Jewell to move back in July 2012. “We always wanted to buy a place, and it just didn’t seem like it was going to happen in Boston anytime soon; it’s so expensive there,” she said. “So for what we were paying in rent just outside of Boston, we now are paying a mortgage and we feel like we’re making an investment in the future.” The future could hold some big changes for Jewell: She and Beek are expecting their first child in June. At the moment, Jewell doesn’t know how the baby will affect touring. “I try to imagine touring with the little one, and my imagination starts to break down after I get a little way into it,” she said. “We’re going to try to keep touring because it’s what we know and it’s the life we love, but baby’s really going to come first.” She did note that being pregnant on tour meant getting more sleep and not drinking alcohol. It proved to be refreshing and beneficial. “It’s been challenging but really good for me to realize that you don’t have to burn out with every tour, with staying up late and making every gig a very social event,” she said. “You can pace yourself and kind of stay sane, too.” Jewell can look forward to some special wine down the road, though: The City Wineries in New York City and Chicago recently released limited Eilen Jewell bottles of zinfandel and cabernet. Jewell and her band stocked up on some of each while on tour. “Yeah, we’re storing them for the future; thinking ahead,” Jewell said, chuckling.

On its Wikipedia page, Gwar is described as a “satirical thrash metal band.” For 30 years of outlandish costumes, gruesome gore-filled imagery and lyrics, and relentless touring and recording (12 studio albums and two Grammy nominations), the outspoken band managed to walk the line between parody and social commentary and did it brilliantly if not brutally. Sadly, 50-year-old Gwar frontman Dave Brockie, a.k.a. Oderus Urungus, was found dead in his Richmond, Va., home on the evening of Sunday, March 23. The cause of death has not yet been determined. This is another difficult blow for the band, which lost 34-year-old guitarist Cory Smoot, a.k.a. Flattus Maximus, in 2011 due to complications from coronary disease. One early tribute came from Lamb of God guitarist Randy Blythe, who was arrested on manslaughter charges stemming from the death of a fan following a 2010 concert in Prague (Blythe was acquitted in 2013). Brockie was outraged at the lack of outrage from U.S. media or the metal community. “If [Blythe] was a pop artist, the media would be all over this,” Brockie/Urungus tweeted. “Naw, just because Randy is in a nasty metal band, you can just throw his ass in jail anytime you want.” The metal men’s relationship clearly extended beyond being musical peers. On his Instagram page (drandallblythe), Blythe writes, “My band learned how to become a real touring band from GWAR—they gave us [our] first shot at this thing. … Richmond, VA has lost one of its most creative people. This is a crying shame to me. Thank you Brockie, for all the crazy shit you did.” Speaking of crazy shit, organizers of the annual Sasquatch Music Festival (held at The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Wash.) have canceled a second weekend of the event, scheduled for July 4-6. According to a press release, “the second weekend was not embraced” by the “Sasquatch community.” Live Nation Seattle president Jeff Trisler went on to say, “We felt it was better to cancel the new event now. … Going forward, Sasquatch! Music Festival will be on the weekend the fans want: Memorial Day Weekend only.” On a less sad but still bittersweet note, Treefort 2014 has come and gone. Thousands of hours worked, miles traveled, lines queued, photos snapped, stories told and songs sung added up to yet another successful iteration of this beloved event. One festival goer summarized the peaceful, fun-loving Treefort vibe perfectly as he joined a group of people trying to prevent an argument from turning into a fight (they succeeded): “This is Treefort, man. Things like this don’t happen at Treefort.” —Amy Atkins

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GUNGOR—9:30 p.m. $18 general, $40 VIP, 21 and older only. Reef

SNOW THA PRODUCT—With Caskey and Magic Mic. 7 p.m. $12. Neurolux

JOE BONNAMASSA—8 p.m. $70-$100. See Listen Here, Page 23. Morrison Center

ASTRONAUTILUS—Feat. Playdough and Transit. 9:30 p.m. $10, 21 and older only. Reef BLACKBERRY BUSHES STRING BAND—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s CHRIS GUTIERREZ—7 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel

K. FLAY, MARCH 27, NEUROLUX It used to be that signing a record deal was the apex of a musician’s success. Record labels (and distribution deals) aren’t what they used to be, and with the thousands of pipelines available for bands to get their music into the world and the hundreds of thousands of musicians using every avenue available, success, however subjective, is much more difficult to achieve. Performing on and being interviewed for a TV show not only indicate a musician’s rise but can certainly help launch a career. Hip-hop electronic artist K. Flay seems more interested in experimenting with sound and sharing her music with as many people as possible but she has certainly seen success: Flay has opened for big names like Snoop Dogg and Ludacris. But a February episode of Last Call with Carson Daly that featured an interview with the charming, stylish good-humored artist may have introduced and endeared her to a whole new audience. That’s definitely a win/win. —Amy Atkins With Air Dubai and Itch, 7 p.m., $10. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St.,

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THURSDAY MARCH 27 BATTLEME—With Bliiss. 9 p.m. $5. The Crux BEN BURDICK TRIO WITH AMY ROSE—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers BERNIE REILLY AND DAVE MANION—7 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel

Hokum Hi-Flyers HOKUM HI-FLYERS—6:30 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow JIM LEWIS—6 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek Grill KEVIN KIRK AND FRIENDS—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers PAGEANTRY—With Mother Shipton and guests. 7 p.m. By donation. The Crux

BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS—With Hazel Miller and Ronnie Barker Brooks. 8 p.m. $25-$55. Revolution BOISE ROCK SCHOOL SPRING SESSIONS—6 p.m. FREE. The Crux CAITLIN ANDERSON—8 p.m. $5, all-ages show. Reef DAN COSTELLO—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers K. FLAY—With Air Dubai and Itch. See Listen Here, this page. 7 p.m. $10. Neurolux SCARS ON 45—6:30 p.m. FREE. Fatty’

JOHN JONES TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers SuperSuckers

SUPERSUCKERS—With Breakdown Boulevard and Old Death Whisper. 8 p.m. $12-$25. Knitting Factory TEXAS SWING WITH CLAY MOORE AND ROB HARDING—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s WILLY JOY—10 p.m. $3-$7. Revolution

FRIDAY MARCH 28 BILLY BRAUN—5 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel CAROLINA MORNING—7 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s EILEN JEWELL—7 p.m. $23$27. See Culture/Noise, Page 21. Sapphire Room

JOSHUA TREE—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s KEVIN KIRK—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers MOJO ROUNDERS—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye Grill MOTTO KITTY—9 p.m. $3. 127 Club OLIPHANTS—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub TERRY JONES AND BILL LILES—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill UME AND STARSET—With The Nixon Rodeo. 7:30 p.m. $15. Knitting Factory WHITAKER AND OLIVER—7 p.m. FREE. Shangri-La


THE FORGOTTEN—With The Adarna, ION72 and Leverson. 6 p.m. FREE. The Crux



GUIDE BLUETECH—With The Adaptive. 10 p.m. $10, 21 and older only. Reef CHUCK SMITH—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers CHUCK SMITH TRIO WITH NICOLE CHRISTENSEN—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

JOSHUA TREE—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s MOTTO KITTY—9 p.m. $3. 127 Club PIRANHAS BC PUNK ROCK PARTY—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s THOMAS PAUL—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub

SUNDAY MARCH 30 Dada Life DADA LIFE—8 p.m. $20-$50. Revolution DYING FAMOUS—5 p.m. FREE. Hastings—Boise Ave. EILEN JEWELL—7 p.m. $23$27. See Culture/Noise, Page 21. Sapphire Room ERIC GRAE—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill EV HADDEN BAND—9 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s FIVE STAR—7 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s JOHN NEMETH AND THE BO-KEYS FEAT. PERCY WIGGINS—8 p.m. $25-$33. Egyptian Theatre


BLACK LIPS—With The Coathangers. 7 p.m. $12-$14. Neurolux



FROM INDIAN LAKES—With The American Scene, Naive Thieves, Adam Wright and The Grace Theory. 6:30 p.m. $8-$10. The Crux


JACK GISH—5:30 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s

BLUE OCTOBER—With Architects. 7:45 p.m. $23-$50. Knitting Factory

THE NEIGHOURHOOD—With Kitten and Born Casual. 8 p.m. $25-$45. Knitting Factory


NEIGHBORHOOD BRATS—With Art Fad, The Meatballs and Worst Foster Parents. 8 p.m. $5. Shredder

HEADLESS PEZ—With End of All Flesh, Mortal Ashes, ScumBucket and Dying Famous. 7 p.m. $6. Shredder


JIM LEWIS—6 p.m. FREE. Lulu’s

MOONSHINE BANDITS AND THE LACS—7 p.m. $10-$25. Revolution

WEEKEND—With Cities Aviv and guests. 8 p.m. $8-$10. The Crux

SOLAS—With Andy Byron. 6:30 p.m. $25-$35. Sapphire Room


Solas SOLAS—With Andy Byron. 6:30 p.m. $25-$35. Sapphire Room

KING WASHINGTON—9 p.m. By donation. The Crux WEST OF USTICK—6:30 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow

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

JOE BONAMASSA, MARCH 28, MORRISON CENTER Blues music is heralded as an American invention and while men like Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters were fathers of the genre, blues wasn’t solely the purview of U.S.-born musicians. Contemporary British musicians like Eric Clapton and John Mayall, influenced by blues masters, took the traditional lexicon and added their own sounds, becoming influential themselves for musicians like L.A.-based guitarist Joe Bonamassa. Not yet 40 years old, Bonamassa has an astounding 16 albums under his belt, citing a fondness for an “English interpretation” of blues. But American bluesmen informed Bonamassa’s early style as well: At the age of 12, he opened for B.B. King, coming full circle when he opened for King’s 80th birthday tour a few years ago. Bonamassa is becoming an icon in his own right, captivating audiences with his original blues-rock and incredible guitar-slaying abilities. —Amy Atkins 8 p.m., $69-$99. Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Drive, 208-426-1494,

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BEERGUZZLER/DRINK THERE’S STILL TIME FOR BARLEYWINES With the arrival of spring, you may be looking forward to popping the cap on some lighter brews, but this is the Intermountain West, which means the mercury can still dip into the 30s some days. That’s a good enough reason to keep a few high-octane ales in reserve. Barleywines typically top out around 10 percent alcohol, and these three recent arrivals offer very different styles. 2012 ADNAMS TALLY-HO RESERVE BARLEYWINE STYLE ALE, $2.49-$4.49, 11.2 OUNCE This brew is a deep mahogany in the glass with a generous mocha froth that collapses slowly, leaving a whispy ring. On the nose, there’s a fruitcake medley of aromas with prunes, dates, dried sweet cherries and molasses. On the palate, there are baked apple and pear flavors with a lovely warmth. Bittersweet chocolate and oolong tea color the finish, along with a cleansing hit of hops. SOCKEYE OLD DEVIL’S TOOTH BARLEYWINE ALE, $1.99-$2.69, 12 OUNCE This local entry pours a lightly hazy amber with a thin head that leaves a nice lacing. It opens with fig and toffee aromas, along with a whiff of blood orange and some sweet heat from the alcohol. That translates into a well-integrated core of heat on the palate, surrounded by caramel-laced malt. Lightly bitter hops and stone fruit flavors come through on the finish. 21ST AMENDMENT LOWER DE BOOM BARLEYWINE STYLE ALE, $2.49-$3.29, 8.4 OUNCE This deep amber ale’s aromas are a mix of ripe citrus, fresh bread and resiny hops. Weighing in at 92 IBUs, it opens with the big hops you might expect from an imperial IPA. The bite is followed by creamy, candied orange and a hint of spicy sassafras. Drying hops and an intriguing touch of agave close things out. Tequila boilermakers, anyone? —David Kirkpatrick

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CROOKED FLATS AND 3 GIRLS TRUCKIN’ OPEN Plus updates on Taste 208 and the Shore Lodge Culinary Festival TARA MORGAN Crooked Flats, Crooked Fence Brewing’s new space in Eagle, is straight-up swanky.

Longtime local catering company 3 Girls Catering has gone mobile with a new food Travis Levi—will square off in a Chopped-style truck dubbed 3 Girls Truckin’. According to co-owner Gretchen Pelsma, the truck is going a competition to be crowned Culinary King Of The Mountain. Other festival events include a different route than other local food trucks. wine education class and a winemaker’s dinner “I don’t know if we’re ever going to have featuring Owen Roe wines. a set menu,” said Pelsma. “We’re going to do Ticket packages are $699 per couple or whatever is local and fresh that weekend.” $499 per person and include admission to all Recent menu items have included a events along with a two-night stay at Shore breakfast burrito with pork carnitas, peppers, Lodge. There are also Total A La Carte Packcaramelized onions and scrambled eggs, along age tickets available for $247.55 and Winewith a waldorf chicken wrap with a side of maker’s Dinner tickets for $119.83. mac ’n’ cheese. But you’re not likely to find 3 For more info, call 208-634-2244 or visit Girls Truckin’ parked on the street serving the lunch crowd. In brews news, Crooked Fence Brewing “We’ve talked to food truck people that are announced it will be expanding its empire successful here and they have a lot more success doing big events than sitting on the side of to the former Woodriver Cellars location at 3705 Hwy. 16 in Eagle. The new space has the road waiting for people to show up,” said been dubbed Crooked Flats and will house Pelsma. “So we’re already booked for [Idaho] Crooked Fence’s brewing facilities and offices, Green Fest and Taste 208.” along with a tasting room, a restaurant and For more info on 3 Girls Truckin’, visit a grassy outdoor event space. The vineyards surrounding Crooked Flats will be developed Speaking of Taste 208, the wine, beer and into housing. spirits tasting event has moved outdoors this “We’re looking more at creating more of year to Hyde Park on Eastman Street between an estate-style brewery or an attraction where 12th and 13th streets. The event will take place people can come here and spend the majorSaturday, April 12, from 6-9 p.m. Tickets ity of their day,” said Crooked Fence’s Kelly are $35 per person and include ample booze Knopp. “So we’re actually not focusing on samples along with a limited amount of free getting bigger to go outside the state, or getting snacks. Food will be available for purchase more draft handles, we’re trying to be a little from 13th Street Pub & Grill and Parilla. more self-reliant where we have the facility This year’s event also includes a $55 per and the capability of having person VIP Lounge, and a $5 Crooked Fence fans drink our after party at 13th Street Pub at IDAHO WINE, beer and just be a little bit more 10 p.m. with acoustic bands, FROM BUD TO TASTE BUD self-sufficient that way.” drink specials and an Knopp confirmed that the hours food buffet. Crooked Fence Barrelhouse will For more info on Taste 208, remain open at 5181 N. Glenwood St. and visit that the brewery is hoping to keep its tap room In other food event news, McCall’s Shore at 5242 W. Chinden Blvd. open, as well. Lodge is hosting a Culinary Festival Fri“There’s a couple of permits we have to day, April 4, through Sunday, April 6. The make work with the federal government to three-day gastronomic get-together includes have that many locations, but it’s looking like a cooking class and a chef’s reception Friday we’re going to be able to do it,” said Knopp. night. On Saturday, four Idaho chefs—includThe Crooked Flats restaurant will be open ing Shore Lodge Chef Steve Topple, Fork/ Wednesday through Sunday and serve an Alavita Chef Wiley Earl and Bardenay Chef

upscale pub menu, including local elk finger steaks, lamb sliders and a seared ahi salad. The space also plans to host outdoor concerts featuring local and national touring acts. “We’re making good on the promises that were made prior to us buying it,” said Knopp. “So there’s about 12 weddings we have to get through this summer. Going into next summer, we’re going to do less weddings and more concert series and special events.” The Crooked Flats Grand Opening party goes down Saturday, March 29, from 11 a.m.11 p.m., with live music from Dan Costello and Hillfolk Noir. For more info, visit the Crooked Flats Facebook page. In local wine news, Garden City’s Coiled Wines was named 2014 Idaho Winery of the Year by WinePress Northwest. Coiled, which shares space with Cinder Wines and Telaya Wine Co. in the 44th Street Wineries warehouse, is owned by Leslie Preston and has received numerous accolades for its dry riesling. “[Preston’s] 2012 Dry Riesling ranked as one of the Pacific Northwest’s best last year, landing at No. 44 on The Seattle Times’ top 50 wines of 2013 after winning best of show at the Idaho Wine Competition,” wrote Eric Degerman of Wine Press Northwest. In other Idaho wine news, there’s a new documentary in the works called Idaho Wine, From Bud to Taste Bud. According to the doc’s website, “This feature length documentary will explore from bud to tastebud–including culinary features. It will highlight the past and fruitful future, as well as educate and explore modern agricultural, specifically viticultural, practices by seamlessly blending the voices of those whose lives are impacted by the Idaho wine industry.” The film is being directed and edited by Drew Allen and produced by his wife, Rhea Allen, president and CEO of Peppershock Media. They plan to release the documentary this fall. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


HUNGARY GAMES The Grand Budapest Hotel is lovely, funny and… yes, grand GEORGE PRENTICE Book your visit now to The Grand Budapest Hotel, the suite-est of Wes Anderson’s ridiculous but delicious cinema treats. Anderson’s fans can already count on this wonderful wizard of odd to populate his films with the awkwardly familiar (Rushmore) or soulfully silly (Moonrise Kingdom), but in Grand Budapest we have Anderson’s most complete and endearing fairy tale for grown-ups. Anderson’s latest has more in common Ralph Fiennes (far right) is Monsieur Gustave, the concierge who makes The Grand Budapest Hotel so... grand. with pop-up books than films, revealing tiny surprises with each turn of the page, a Marx Brothers romp, each performed by “Why do you want to be a lobby boy?” while your gaze glides across a storybook quizzes master concierge Gustave H. (Ralph some of the best: Bill Murray (his seventh landscape. feature with Anderson), Ed Norton, Owen Fiennes). And glide this movie does—even when Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, Adrien Brody, “Who wouldn’t? It’s the Grand Budaits characters aren’t moving, they somehow Jude Law, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, pest,” enthuses Zero. stay in rhythm with composer Alexandre Bob Balaban and Harvey Keitel among “Very good,” says Gustave, with instant Desplat’s ever-present, rapid-fire jazzy drum them. approval. brushes: dit-dit-dah… dit-dit-dah… dit-ditThrough a breakneck pace of 99 minMonsieur Gustave, highly perfumed and dah… dit-dit-dah. utes, we’re treated to an art heist, some tart-of-tongue, has his own code of ethics, “It will be my pleasure to tell you my delicious-looking macaroons, gun fights, a exemplified by his “exceptional services” story,” a mysteriously permanent guest of prison break, brandy-barreled St. Bernards, to a revolving door of old women (i.e. he the Grand Budapest (F. Murray Abraham) a literal cliffhanger and chases involving boinks them), including Madame D. (an entreats near the beginning of the tale. almost unrecognizable Tilda Swinton under sleds, jalopies, streetcars and steam engines. A pleasure indeed. Like matryoshka Perhaps the most impressive element a gray tornado of Marge Simpson hair). dolls, the layers of the man’s mystery are of The Grand Budapest Hotel is its art “She was dynamite in the sack,” remiuncovered with great care—from modern direction. Filmed entirely on location in nisces Gustave. day back to 1985; Germany, Anderson employed some of the “She was 84,” says then to 1968; and THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (R) planet’s finest Jugendstil-style architecture Zero with incredulity. finally to 1932. And it (pre-Modernist) for his elaborate sets. The “I’ve had older.” is there, in a fragDirected by Wes Anderson attention to detail in this film is worth two, And Gustave never ile Eastern Europe Starring Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, Bill maybe three visits. Additionally, Anderson dials down the charm. teetering between two Murray, Ed Norton and Tilda Swinton used some beautiful, 9-foot-tall miniatures Even as she lies stiff in World Wars, that we Opens Friday, March 28 at The Flicks a coffin, he whispers to for scenes depicting the outside of the meet a lobby-boy-inMadame D.’s corpse, “I Grand Budapest. It’s stunning stuff. waiting, anxious to Time to pack your bags. The Grand Budon’t know what cream serve an elite clientele they’re putting on you down at the morgue, dapest Hotel has a little bit of everything: in the Grand Budapest’s final glory days. a cast that appears to be having the time but I want some.” “I’m Zero, the new lobby boy,” says the Anderson’s Grand Budapest boasts a cast of their lives, a five-star script, and even a story’s saucer-eyed hero (a revelatory Tony of characters that could readily squeeze into mint-on-your-pillow happy ending Revolori).

EXTRA/SCREEN HE GETS BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM HIS FRIENDS The Grand Budapest Hotel is Wes Anderson’s eighth featurelength film. And though his subjects are wildly different,


he does play favorites when it comes to casting. FYI, George Clooney, star of The Fantastic Mr. Fox, makes a fun and sudden cameo in The Grand Budapest Hotel. Here are some of Anderson’s most beloved collabora-

tors and the number of features that they’ve worked on with him: Bill Murray (7) Owen Wilson (7) Jason Schwartzman (5) Adrien Brody (3) Willem Dafoe (3) Angelica Huston (3)

Luke Wilson (3) George Clooney (2) Jeff Goldblum (2) Har vey Keitel (2) Ed Norton (2) Tilda Swinton (2) —George Prentice

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NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE(Adult) A Petition to change the name of Roger Alan Miller, now residing in the City of Boise, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to Jonathan Roger Smith. The reason for the change in name is: for artist reasons. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on (date) April 22, 2014 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date FEB 25 2014 CHRISTOPHER D. RICH CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: DEIRDE PRICE DEPUTY CLERK






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NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE(Minor) A Petition to change the name of Parker Benson Elgethun, a minor, now residing in the City of Boise, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to Parker James Kavulich. The reason for the change in name is: because: Benson and Elgethun both have ties to a father who is not a part of Parker’s life. He is in and out of prison and Parker is blessed to now have a stable loving father who has taken on the role of his dad. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on (date) APR 15 2014 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date FEB 14 2014 CHRISTOPHER D. RICH CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: DEIRDE PRICE DEPUTY CLERK PUB March 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2014. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF CANYON IN RE: Rafael Salinas Legal Name

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Case No. CV 2014-2316 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE(Adult) A Petition to change the name of Rafael Salinas, now residing in the City of Nampa, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Canyon County, Idaho. The name will change to Roxie Chula Salinas. The reason for the change in name is: Gender Identity. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 930 o’clock a.m. on (date) April 10, 2014 at the

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B O I S E W E E K LY Canyon County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date 3-3-14 CHRIS YAMAMOTO CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: T CRAWFORD DEPUTY CLERK JUDGE JEROLD W LEE PUB March 12, 19, 26 & April 2, 2014 IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Elizabeth Dale McClerkin Legal Name Case No. CV NC 1403056 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE(Adult) A Petition to change the name of Elizabeth Dale McClerkin, now residing in the City of Boise, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Ada County,

Idaho. The name will change to Jayce Dale McClerkin. The reason for the change in name is: I am transgender. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on (date) APR 22 2014 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change.

Debra Jane Maness, now residing in the City of Boise, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to Debra Jane Coates. The reason for the change in name is: I would like to take back my maiden name as I am no longer married. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 1:30 o’clock p.m. on (date) May 15, 2014, 2014 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change.



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NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Rachael Marie Robertson, now residing in the City of Boise, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to Rachael Marie Beierle. The reason for the change in name is: because share name with life partner A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on (date) May 15, 2014 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change.




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NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE(Adult) A Petition to change the name of Tawny Miessek, now residing in the City of Boise, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to Jessye Annalee Williams. The reason for the change in name is has used this name since birth an desires to make it legal for graduation and life. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on (date) April 29, 2014 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change.

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Case No. CV NC 1404531 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Kevin Michael Crist, now residing in the City of Boise, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to Suzi Alis Crist. The reason for the change in name is: I am transgender. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on (date) APR 29 2014 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change.

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17 What one might go for a spin in? 18 Any “cha” in the chacha-cha 21 How lines of latitude run 24 Mount Zion’s land: Abbr. 30 Couples 31 Scratch, say 32 Rest stop 33 “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind” per H. P. Lovecraft 34 Cousin of a gazelle 35 Drink with two lizards in its logo 36 Club 37 “Bleah!” 38 Have second thoughts about 40 “Clueless” and “Bridget Jones’s Diary” 42 Sponsorships 43 Serengeti prey 45 Put away for safekeeping 46 Hugs and kisses, at times 47 Paint variety 48 Type-A friend from “Friends” 50 One turning to the right 51 Lose everything 52 Certain bean 56 Hair-razing stuff? 57 Loud beast heard in theaters 58 See 16-Down 59 Bamboozled 61 Like gathering storm clouds 63 No-holds-barred 66 ___ and Thummim (sacred Judaic objects) 67 “Need ___?” (query to hitchhikers) 68 Baron’s blade 73 They’re 18 to 21

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Date MAR 10 2014 CHRISTOPHER D. RICH CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: DEIRDE PRICE DEPUTY CLERK PUB March 19, 26. April 2 & 9, 2014. IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA In re: HOLDEN CHANDLER ALLEN BALLINGER, minor child. Case No. CV NC 14-04305 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE A Petition to change the name of HOLDEN CHANDLER ALLEN BALLINGER, a minor, now residing in Boise, Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to HOLDEN CHANDLER ALLEN.


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The reason for the change of name is: 1. The child is not related by blood or marriage to anyone with the surname of Ballinger; 2. Ballinger has never been Mother’s legal surname; 3. It would shorten the child’s surname name to one name, making paperwork and signatures easier for the minor child. 4. The minor child’s surname should match the surname of his custodial parent. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 1:30 o’clock p.m. on April 29th, 2014 at the Ada County Courthouse, 200 W. Front Street, Boise, Idaho. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name ch ange. WITNESS my hand and seal of said District Court this 10th day of March, 2014. CHRISTOPHER RICH, Clerk By Deirdre Price Deputy Clerk



B OISE W E E KLY Pub March 19, 26, April 2 & 9, 2014. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF CANYON IN RE: Tanya Ann Johnson Legal Name Case No. CV-2014-2942-C NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Tanya Ann Johnson, now residing in the City of Nampa, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Canyon County, Idaho. The name will change to Tanya Ann Clarke. The reason for the change in name is: I no longer wish to keep my married name due to divorce. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 900 o’clock a.m. on (date) May 8, 2014, 2014 at the Canyon County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name

change. Date: MAR 17 2014 CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: K CANNON DEPUTY CLERK JUDGE FRANK P. KOTYK PUB March 26, April 2, 9,16, 2014. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE 4TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Alexandra MacGregor Royse Legal Name Case No. CV NC 1404855 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Alexandra MacGregor Royse , now residing in the City of Boise, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to Alexandra Brieanne MacGregor.

The reason for the change in name is: career reasons A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on (date) May 22, 2014 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date MAR 17 2014 CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: DEBRA URIZAR DEPUTY CLERK PUB March 26, April 2, 9, & 16, 2014. LEGAL NOTICE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION CASE NO. CV OC 201315568, IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA Crossroads Neighborhood Association, Inc., Plaintiff, v. Rick A. Erickson, Defendant. TO: RICK A. ERICKSON

You have been sued by Crossroads Neighborhood Association, the Plaintiff, in the District Court of the Fourth Judicial District in and for Ada County, Idaho, Case No. CV OC 13 15568. The nature of the claim against you is for continued violation of the Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions of the homeowners association of which you are a member, more particularly described in the Complaint. Any time after twenty (20) days following the last publication of this Summons, the Court may enter a judgment against you without further notice, unless prior to that time you have filed a written response in the proper form, including the Case No., and paid any required filing fee to the Clerk of the Court at: Clerk of the Court Ada County Courthouse 200 W. Front Street Boise, Idaho 837027300 Telephone: (208) 287-6900 and served a copy of your response on the Plaintiff’s attorney at: Brindee Probst of VIAL FOTHERINGHAM LLP, 12828 LaSalle Dr


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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY FOOD TR UCK ARIES (March 21-April 19): I have coined a new word just for your horoscope this week. It’s “zex,” short for “zen sex.” Zex is a kind of sex in which your mind is at rest, empty of all thoughts. You breathe slowly and calmly, move slowly and calmly, grunt and moan slowly and calmly. You are completely detached from the sensual pleasure you are experiencing. You have no goals other than the intention to be free of all goals. Zex is the ONLY variety of sex I recommend for you right now, Aries. APRIL FOOL! I lied. Zex may be fine to practice at any other time, but not these days. The style of sex you need most is exuberant, unbridled, expansive and even zany.


TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In Somalia, there’s a law that forbids you from putting your used chewing gum on your nose and walking around in public. Fortunately, you don’t live there, so it’s fine if you want to do that. In fact, I encourage you to go right ahead. To do so would be right in alignment with the cosmic omens. APRIL FOOL! I lied. You should definitely not take yourself too seriously this week; you should look for opportunities to playfully lose your dignity and razz the status quo. But there are craftier ways to do that than by sticking gum on your nose. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Tata Massage is a salon in San Francisco that provides an unusual beauty treatment: face-slapping. The Thai masseuse named Tata claims to be improving your complexion as she smacks your cheeks and forehead with her hands. She also does “massage boxing,” in which she administers health-giving punches to your body with her fists. Is there a comparable service available where you live? I highly recommend it. APRIL FOOL! I lied. Here’s the truth: You should be absolutely firm that you won’t tolerate whacks and wallops—including the psychological kind—even if they are supposedly good for you. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Now would be an excellent time to launch a new tradition or instigate a fresh trend or make a beautiful thing that will last for a thousand years. I’m talking about an amazing marvel or useful innovation or unique creation that will improve the lives of countless humans all over the planet for the next 40 generations. APRIL FOOL! I was exaggerating a bit. Producing something that will last a thousand years is too ambitious. How about if you simply launch a new tradition or instigate a fresh trend or create a beautiful thing that will last for the rest of your long life—an amazing marvel or useful innovation or unique creation that will continue to teach and amuse you all along the way?

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your patron saint for the next three months is surrealistic artist Salvador Dali. Regard him as your muse and role model. In fact, you might want to spout some of his famous declarations as if they were your own. Start with these: 1. “The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad”; 2. “I do not take drugs—I am drugs”; 3. “Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature”; 4. “Have no fear of perfection. You’ll never reach it.” APRIL FOOL! I lied. Salvador Dali is your patron saint, role model and muse for only the next 14 days, not three months. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You know how Jesus could supposedly turn water into wine? Well, St. Brigit, a sixth-century Irish nun, was legendary for an even greater miracle. When visitors came to her monastery in Kildare, she changed her old bathwater into beer for them to drink. I think there’s a good chance you will develop that precise talent sometime soon. APRIL FOOL! I kind of lied. You won’t really possess St. Brigit’s supernatural power. However, you will have an uncanny ability to make transmutations that are almost as dramatic as changing bathwater to beer. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The band Rush was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last May. Guitarist Alex Lifeson delivered an unusual acceptance speech. For the two minutes he spoke, he repeated one word endlessly: “blah.” “Blah-blah-blah,” he began. “Blah-blah-blah blah-blah blah-blah.” Many hand gestures and shifting vocal inflections accompanied his rap, always in support of variations on “blahblah.” This is the spirit you should bring to all of your important conversations in the coming week. APRIL FOOL! I lied. In fact, the opposite is true. It’s crucial for you to speak very precisely and articulately in the coming week. Say exactly what you mean. Don’t rely on meaningless bullshit like “blah-blah.” SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): When a human embryo begins to develop in the womb, the very first body part that appears is—can you guess?—the anus. This scientific fact led the witty commentators at to declare that “Every human being starts out as an asshole.” They were making a joke, of course, hinting that every one of us has an unattractive quality or two that make us at least a little bit of a jerk. That’s the bad news, Scorpio. The good news is that you now have an unprecedented chance to transform the asshole aspects of your personality. APRIL FOOL! I lied. You’re not an asshole, not even a little bit. But it is true that the coming weeks will be an excellent time to try to fix or at least modulate your least attractive qualities.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): To be in strict compliance with cosmic necessity, you should attend a party every day in the coming week. Dance ecstatically, make love abundantly and expose yourself to previously unknown pleasures. Feast on a wide variety of food and drink that introduces you to novel tastes. Make sure you experience record levels of sensual enjoyment, nonstop excitement and dynamic socializing. APRIL FOOL! I’m exaggerating, although just a little. Try doing a 70-percent version of what I advised. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): has a step-by-step guide to set up your home as a command center where you can pursue your plans for world domination. The article provides advice on how to build a surveillance system, encrypt your computer files and prepare for black-outs and weather emergencies. Do it, Capricorn! Get the lowdown at bit. ly/secretlair. APRIL FOOL! I lied. You don’t really need to create a high-tech fortress. But you would be wise to make your home into more of an ultra-comfortable, super-inspiring sanctuary—a place where you feel so safe and strong and smart that you will always have total power over yourself, and never feel driven to fulfill anyone else’s standards of success but your own. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The planetary omens suggest that you need to experience all possible flavors of Doritos corn chips. Here’s the problem: The place where you live offers only a limited range. That’s why I urge you to drop everything and travel to Japan, which is the world leader in Dorito variety. There you can sample coconut curry-flavored Doritos, along with fried chicken, corn soup, smoked bacon, tuna and mayonnaise, and many others. Buy your plane ticket now! APRIL FOOL! I lied. The truth is, you will benefit from communing with a wide variety of sensations and experiences and ideas in many areas of your life, not just Doritos. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): According to a survey by Public Policy Polling, 4 percent of the population believes that “shapeshifting reptilian people control our world by taking on human form and gaining political power to manipulate our societies.” My own research suggests that 62 percent of those believers are Pisceans. Are you one? If so, now is a good time to intensify your fight against the shape-shifting reptilian people. APRIL FOOL! I lied. In fact, I strongly encourage you NOT to feed your paranoid delusions and fearful reveries. This should be a time when you bolster your positive fantasies, constructive visions and inspiring dreams.


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IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE 4TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: PAUL DAVID ESTEP, JR. 08/07/1980 AND DUSTIE RENAE HEIDEMAN 11/14/1979 Legal Name Case No. CV NC 1404984 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Paul David Estep, Jr. and Dustie Renae Heideman, now residing in the City of Star, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to Paul David Estep-Valentine, and Dustie Renae Valentine. The reason for the change in name is Paul wants

to take his step-dad’s last name and child of the parties already has the last name, “Valentine.” A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on (date) May 13, 2014 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date March 17, 2014 CHRISTOPHER D. RICH CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: DEIRDE PRICE DEPUTY CLERK PUB March 26, April 2, 9 & 16, 2014.

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Boise Weekly Vol. 22 Issue 40  

Left Spurn: The science and history of anti-lefty bias

Boise Weekly Vol. 22 Issue 40  

Left Spurn: The science and history of anti-lefty bias