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


PRE-POLLS Early voting is open at the Ada County Elections Office on North Benjamin Lane. Ballots can be cast Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More on Citydesk.

LIT UP IN NAMPA The Death Rattle Writer’s Festival made its debut Oct. 9-10 in Nampa, with readings from a slate of well-known local authors. Read Boise Weekly’s profile of the event on Cobweb.

AG-XEMPTION An 18-year-old Idaho man was killed when he fell in front of a bus at a corn maze in Hauser, but because of a new “agritourism” law, the owners can’t face legal action. More on Citydesk.


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OPINION WHERE WERE YOU? The boys aren’t back in town BILL COPE This is a questionnaire. Questionnaires are not unusual in and around campaign seasons. Candidates receive questionnaires from special-interest groups, wanting to know where they stand on the issues that concern them. The candidates often ignore those questionnaires, depending on who sent it, because, as any successful politician knows, it’s usually safer to dodge questions than answer them with either truth or lie, as whichever they choose, once on record, could easily come back and haunt them. Candidates themselves, particularly the incumbents, sometimes use questionnaires to survey their constituents. As constituents and potential voters, we must not be deluded into regarding this sort of questionnaire as any sort of authentic concern on the part of the incumbent, or that the politician who sends them even bothers to look at the results. Just think of those questionnaires as another attempt by someone who wants desperately to keep his or her prestigious job by pretending to give a damn what you think. This questionnaire in your hands is meant for four men only: Raul Labrador, Mike Simpson, Jim Risch and Mike Crapo, the delegation Idahoans send to Washington, D.C., to represent us. I am doing it entirely on my own. No coalition, no lobbying enterprise and no panel of paid professionals representing a special interest of any sort has assisted me in the framing of these questions. Nor am I targeting their opponents in this campaign season—Shirley Ringo (running against Labrador), Richard Stallings (against Simpson) and Nels Mitchell (Jim Risch)—because as non-incumbents, their involvement in the speciÀcs I will ask about is not relevant. My questions are indeed speciÀc. I won’t be asking about their positions on any one, or any set of, issues. We all know what their positions are. Their position on any and every thing is the same as any and every Republican politician’s, whether they are from this state or any other. What comes out of their mouths is as predictable as bird droppings on windshields. So no, we don’t need to hear again how they would follow conservative principles, or how they would look after the taxpayers’ interest, or blah blah blah. The following questions, if answered, would shed light on precisely what we have been paying these guys ($174,000 a year, plus expenses) to do with their time. (Note: Mike Crapo is not exempt from answering these questions on the grounds he isn’t running for re-election this year, as whatever he answers will be relevant in two years, when, I BOI S EW EEKLY.COM

predict, he once again decides he is indispensible to the functioning of the United States Senate and Washington, D.C., where he can drink his vodka in relative anonymity.) ‡‡‡ Question 1: Mr. Sitting Congressman from Idaho, what exactly were you doing on Sept. 22 of this year when President Obama was not in recess as your branch of government was, but instead was building a powerful alliance of nations and ordering attacks on vicious terrorist organizations in Syria and Iraq that pose an existential threat to the peace and stability of the entire world—and all without the congressional authorization or debate he tried to get but couldn’t because you fellows were out on recess? Question 2: What exactly were you doing while you were in recess on Sept. 23 of this year, the day President Obama was before the United Nations summit on climate change, addressing head-on the issue of global warming—which is yet another critical matter that you and your party bosses simply refuse to face yourselves out of fear of displeasing your petro-chemical patrons—and even if John Boehner and the rest of your lazy-ass Republican pals did think it needs to be addressed, you wouldn’t because you spend far too many days in recess to accomplish anything more signiÀcant than to arrange cushy jobs for your family members, and to attend the cocktail parties, the dinner parties, the golÀng getaways and the all-expenses-paid junkets to desirable destinations that you don’t tell us much about when you are out trying to convince voters you are tireless crusaders for less government? Question 3: What exactly were you doing on Sept. 16 of this year, while President Obama was at the Centers for Disease Control, directly addressing the threat the Ebola outbreak holds for the entire world, and announcing he would send a sizeable military presence to West Africa to assist logistically in the Àght against that dreaded scourge, all while you Republican bastards were out on recess doing absolutely zilch for the American peo… Well excuse me! I have just been informed that on Sept. 16 of this year, you were in fact not in recess, but instead were in session, during one of the 112 days of 2014 that you were actually doing something we pay you to do rather than whatever it is you do to get your asses re-elected. So gentlemen, feel free to disregard Question 3—as I’m sure you will Questions 1 and 2, too. Which is fair, since even if by some unlikely sense of responsibility you were to answer them, I wouldn’t believe you anyway. BOISEWEEKLY | OCTOBER 15–21, 2014 | 5

OPINION SO YOU’RE IN HIGH SCHOOL Advice for Freshmen JOHN REMBER Here you are, Ànally—and happily—in high school. <ou probably see high school as one of the last steps on your road to adulthood, four years that will deliver you from parental oversight. <ou’ll also have Ànancial independence, a place of your own, and you’ll be in a committed lifelong relationship with a non-imaginary lover. <ou’re wrong. Subjectively, graduation is a geological era away. Once you do graduate, you won’t be free of your parents, and you won’t want to be. A minimum-wage job will make eating food and having your own apartment an either/or proposition, and jobs that pay more than minimum wage will be hard to Ànd. <our lifelong relationship will last until Thanksgiving of the year you graduate. If by any chance you’ve become an adult by then, it will be the result of an encounter with death or heartbreak. Following me so far? Good. <ou’re young enough that everyday truths can still overwhelm magical thinking and prejudice. In four years, you’ll likely be able to see only what you want to see, and much of what you want to see won’t be true at all. People who seek the truth spend their whole lives trying to regain the clear vision they had when they were ninth-graders. When they succeed, their lives become deeper and more meaningful. But they almost never succeed. Here are some things you can do to keep your 14-year-old eyes alive, at least until the deep cultural indoctrination of college. They can make your time in high school better, make your time in college less like brainwashing and make the rest of your life less like serfdom: —Recognize that a standard Idaho education is substandard. It’s up to you to be adequately educated. <our teachers are trying to keep order in human warehouses, trying to teach to standardized tests written by folks with deep personality and developmental disorders, trying to raise families on lousy wages. If they Ànd time to talk to you face-to-face, it’s a gift. Don’t scorn it. —Understand that you’re not high on the societal priority list. Idaho leaders have lowered taxes for corporations rather than encouraged excellent teachers, and have devoted fortunes to football rather than kept classes small enough to teach something besides taking standardized tests. When you need a job from an Idaho corporation, you’ll be competing with people from states with better high schools who have better educations than you do. It’s your responsibility—because people in Idaho government have abdicated theirs—to learn enough to compete. —Get a job. Working while you’re going to school will introduce you to what most of your 6 | OCTOBER 15–21, 2014 | BOISEWEEKLY

life is going to be like. <ou’ll follow a schedule and someone else’s program, but you will also Ànd people who, for their own sakes, will care about your growth and development. <ou’ll make a small amount of money, part of which you can contribute to your family budget. <our parents will be shocked and pleased by this gesture. —On a related note, Àgure out what you’re worth. Ask your parents how much you’ve cost them Ànancially. Use a spreadsheet and calculator if they can’t give you an exact number. Ask yourself if you’ve been worth the investment. Ask your parents if you’re worth more investment. —On a further related note, don’t become a parent while in high school. A number of you will, which is why I bring it up, but you can’t afford it. That freedom and independence you were thinking about will be put off for another 22 years or so, longer if you’re lucky enough to have a house with a basement apartment by then. —Don’t get in debt. If you can’t go to college without borrowing money, don’t go to college. Harsh, I know, but this country has reinstituted slavery in the form of unpayable college debt. Not going to college while you assemble tuition money will let you arrive knowing how much you’re paying for it. For many, the real lessons of college come while servicing college loans. They’re lessons you don’t want to have to learn. —Don’t put stupid stuff on Facebook. It’s the electronic equivalent of a neck tattoo. It doesn’t identify who you are. It identiÀes who you were. —Which brings up adulthood. If you had grown up in a hunter-gatherer tribe, you’d be two years into adulthood by now, bearing the scars— and children—of tribal rites of passage. Instead, you’re in a culture where the age of adulthood is 45 or so, due to the fact that whole industries are dedicated to infantilizing citizens into consumers. <ou’re not expected to become an adult, even though in four years you’ll enter a world where being one is essential to survival. <ou’re going to have to look after your own adulthood, because chances are good that nobody else will. Unless you’re extremely poor or extremely rich, you’re going to have to work, and it’s going to help if you’re good at what you do. People can never be adults—save for encounters with death or heartbreak—unless they’re good at what they do. —In four years you’ll listen to a commencement speaker, who will tell you how myriad are your choices, how many are the worlds you can enter. But there is only one world, and from your perspective, you’re at the center of it. Life after graduation will mirror your next four years, so make the most of them. Good luck. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


EPA and IDEQ teams are “characterizing” radioactive materials found in a Boise apartment.


Are Idaho’s uninsured the underestimated voter bloc in the race for governor? GEORGE PRENTICE

A few minutes into an Oct. 9 Idaho gubernatorial candidate forum, it became abundantly clear that the one person who should be running for Idaho governor isn’t on the ballot. Of course that also means that the men—including incumbent Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter—who are on this year’s ballot have no business leading the state into 2015 and beyond. Dr. Ted Epperly has no intention of being Idaho’s chief executive. That’s our loss. The professor, author and Army veteran speaks plainly with signiÀcant authority; he also gets along well with both sides of the political aisle—he helped the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services craft the Affordable Care Act and was handpicked by Otter to be part of a working group to examine possible Medicaid expansion. More importantly, Epperly is a Boise-based family physician and director of the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho. He’s also the past president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, representing more than 100,000 doctors nationwide. Epperly is particularly passionate about Idaho’s uninsured and underinsured; so it served to reason that as gubernatorial candidates got lost in their rhetoric (which was often enough) at the Oct. 9 City Club of Idaho Falls debate, it was up to Epperly to set them straight by presenting reason and logic to the proceedings. While there are at least a half-dozen issues being bandied about the candidates this campaign season, the Medicaid expansion debate might be the secret equation 8 to whether Otter will be successful in securing a third term. BOI S EW EEKLY.COM

Dr. Ted Epperly (forefront) has no intention of being governor. Yet he may be the best man for the job.

Yes, the items—such as smoke alarms, 1950s-era pottery and uranium ore rocks— are commercially available to anyone, but that didn’t make the discovery that they were being disassembled to accumulate radioactive power and liquid at a Boise apartment complex any less extraordinary. “I’ve been doing emergency response coordination for six years, and I’ve never seen anything like this in Idaho,” Mark Dietrich, of the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, told Boise Weekly. “I’ve never responded to anything like this before,” said Greg Weigel, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s on-site coordinator. And in spite of some Idaho media reports saying that only low-level radiation was detected on site, federal investigators insisted that the amount of radioactive materials discovered in a third-floor apartment at the Renaissance Apartments at Hobble Creek, west of Boise, was still being tallied. “The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is still waiting to determine the quantity of quality of the radioactive materials still being discovered,” NRC spokeswoman Lara Uselding told BW. Officials from the EPA and IDEQ said they were still identifying all of the substances at the apartment. “We’re still trying to characterize what’s in there; it’s a very complicated task,” said Weigel. The drama began Wednesday, Oct. 8, when NRC inspectors showed up at the door of the apartment—investigators had not yet identified the residents’ identities as BW was going to press. The NRC also wouldn’t say how it came about the tip, leading teams to the apartment. “We’ll always protect the caller’s privacy. That’s not information we would share,” said Uselding, who added that it didn’t take long before the inspectors’ level of concern was raised. “They initiated a state response program,” said Dietrich. “Boise police and a hazmat team from 8 Boise Fire arrived first to do an initial screening. And our teams came in BOISEWEEKLY | OCTOBER 15–21, 2014 | 7







Cups of radioactive powders and liquids were discovered in apartment closets and cabinets.

shortly thereafter.” Those teams have included experts from the U.S. Department of Energy (via the Idaho National Lab), the EPA and IDEQ. “Initially, we had about 18 people on site,” said Weigel. “We’re down to about a dozen people in there each day. This will easily take us through the week.” Throughout the apartment, teams discovered liquids and powders—all radioactive— sitting in cups and containers. “Right now, all we know is that the residents were using various hazardous chemicals to break down materials into radioactive components,” said Weigel. Among the items being broken down and manipulated was a substantial collection of uranium ore rocks. Crews also detected some radioactivity outside of the apartment. “There were some spots on the stairway and sidewalk. It looks like some liquid has been spilled,” said Weigel. “Our goal is to protect the public and conduct a cleanup of that toxic and radioactive material as quickly as possible and let the neighbors return to their normal life.” Things were anything but normal as neighbors were quickly tested and crews entered nearby apartments to look for possible contamination. “We’ve spoken with all the neighbors in that building,” said Dietrich. “We haven’t found any radiation levels in those apartments. The neighbors are free to come and go as they need; and, at this time, we don’t see any risk to the residents.” Meanwhile, the Office of Investigation— the NRC’s enforcement arm—has been brought in to determine if criminal charges should be filed against the residents, who have since been relocated to other living quarters. “Certain licensees, such as hospitals or oil and gas companies, have licenses to possess source material. Once radioactivity reaches a certain amount, it requires a license and, no, this individual didn’t have a license with the NRC,” said Uselding. The NRC spokeswoman took a breath. “No, this is not a normal day,” she said. 7

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Consider the numbers: It’s estimated that anywhere from 7 84,000-104,000 uninsured Idaho adults are eligible for Medicaid under ACA guidelines. They live in fear of a possible health crisis that could Ànancially ruin their family. It’s also fair to assume that of that 104,000 there is a signiÀcant number of voters who consider themselves to be politically independent. Next, look at Otter’s winning margins in his previous re-elections: approximately 118,000 in 2010 and approximately 38,600 in 2006. Pundits have yet to hint that Idaho’s uninsured could help decide the 2014 election for Idaho governor; but the Gem State’s uninsured adults may be the most underestimated demographic—and a huge voting bloc that hasn’t yet been realized. Simply put, Otter could be particularly vulnerable if tens of thousands of uninsureds were motivated enough to show up at the polls Tuesday, Nov. 4, joining other voters with their own views in opposition to the governor, including inadequate education funding, the same-sex marriage debate and Idaho’s privateprison scandal. The usually gracious Epperly was quick to compliment all of the candidates, calling them “courageous” for being a part of the political process. The physician said it was important, though, for the candidates to give a voice to Idaho’s uninsured. “The uninsureds are not strangers,” he said. “They’re citizens; they’re our neighbors, and in too many instances, they are us.” Epperly points to what he calls two easy examples of Idahoans who have fallen through Idaho’s health insurance gap: For instance, he asks us to consider the Smith family (two adults, two children), which has an annual household income of $23,000. The kids could be eligible for care under the Children Health Insurance Plan (aka CHIP). Coverage for the adults through the health insurance exchange would cost somewhere around $11,000, but the Smiths don’t have enough income to be eligible for a tax credit through the exchange (the ACA was designed to send such families to a Medicaid program, which Idaho doesn’t have). Bottom line: the Smiths can’t afford an annual out-of-pocket premium of $11,000. Meanwhile, consider the Jones family (again two adults, two children), which has an annual household income of $32,000; that’s about enough to make them eligible for a $10,000 credit, decreasing their annual premium of $11,000 to $1,000 In 2012, Otter formed a 15-member working group to examine the risks and beneÀts

of a possible Medicaid expansion in Idaho. The task force included representatives from Idaho counties, the departments of Corrections and Health and Welfare, elected ofÀcials, hospitals and doctors—one of the physicians was Epperly. “We met three times in 2012,” Epperly said, “and in the end, we voted unanimously to recommend to the governor that he move forward with a plan to expand Medicaid.” The task force drilled into Àve possible options for Idaho: No. 1. Do nothing. No. 2. Redesign Idaho’s catastrophic and indigent care funds, the taxpayer-funded (and very leaky) safety nets that attempt to plug the Ànancial holes when the uninsured end up in emergency rooms. No. 3. Redesign the Medicaid system, bringing in more than $9 billion in federal funds over 10 years. No. 4. Take the federal money, but buy private coverage for eligible families rather than add them to the Medicaid rolls. No. 5. Take the federal money, but make direct payments, as needed, to primary care physicians. Otter’s task force ultimately decided on No. 3—but that wasn’t the answer Otter wanted to hear. “I was worried about how we would pay for it,” said Otter during the Oct. 9 debate. Undeterred, the task force reconvened and met one more time in 2013 and twice earlier this year. Most recently, the group voted 10-3 to once more tell Otter that he was best advised to pursue Medicaid expansion. The three “no” votes came from a trio of Republican members of the Idaho House—Reps. Tom Loertscher, Mike Moyle and Steven Thayn, who insisted that the issue would be “dead on arrival” if presented to the GOP-controlled Idaho Legislature. “I understand that the infusion of a large sum of money creates economic growth in the short run, but I am concerned about the longterm sustainability of this plan,” said Thayn after the August vote. “The Legislature is not going to approve an expansion plan,” said Moyle. “We need more education, but I don’t know if that will work in this political climate,” said Loertscher. Apparently those three voices were all that Otter needed to hear before sidelining any possibility of Medicaid expansion for another year. “Where have we gone off track on any of this?” asked an exasperated Epperly. “Somewhere along the line, it has become politically popular to call the federal government evil.”

Throughout the current campaign season, Otter has indeed taken every opportunity to spin the Medicaid question into a chance to attack the federal government. “When we launch into an entitlement program, we need to know it’s sustainable,” Otter said in the Idaho Falls debate. “The federal government can’t be depended on. After a while, they usually cut off the money.” Otter’s remark went unchallenged by Democratic challenger A.J. Balukoff at the debate. In fact, several of Otter’s comments weren’t challenged during the Oct. 9 face-off. On education: “I can’t think of a single instance where an Idaho teacher was replaced by technology.” (The comment came just a few minutes after Otter described a scenario where “a teacher in Meridian teaches Latin to students in another classroom on the other side of the state.”) On the effort to add the words “sexual orientation” and “gender Identity” to the Idaho Human Rights Act, Otter dropped a mini-bombshell when he said he expected Add the Words legislation to receive a full hearing in the 2015 session of the Idaho Legislature. Instead of challenging Otter to advocate for antidiscrimination legislation, Balukoff only said, “I’m glad to hear that.” Otter got the last word on the subject when he sniped at Add the Words advocates by adding, “All I ask is that they show some respect to the Legislature.” Therein lies Balukoff ’s weakness: an inability to dance the political two-step with the affable cowboy. In spite of nearly 11 months on the campaign trail, Balukoff ’s public speaking skills still aren’t a match for the adept Otter, who never met a microphone he didn’t like. Even the Idaho Statesman, in its endorsement of the governor’s re-election to a third term in an Oct. 8 editorial dubbed “Otter 3.0,” reserved its strongest praise was for how Otter “pivots in perilous times” and stated it had “yet to identify anyone as prepared for the next four years as Gov. Butch Otter.” “There are solutions out there for Medicaid expansion,” wrote the Statesman editorial board, presuming that Otter might make a 180-degree pivot sometime in the next four years. A closer look at the Medicaid issue reveals that solutions have indeed already been presented to Otter—twice—and he’ll tell anyone who will listen on the campaign trail that he was proud to reject his own working group’s recommendation on both occasions. Which raises the question: Could tens of thousands of uninsured Idahoans coalesce as an anti-Otter voting bloc come Election Day? Or are they still OK with “pivoting in perilous times?” B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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It’s interesting that you’re kicking off the festival not with a film, but with events that are spread across Boise’s downtown. Jim Beam [whiskey] is one of our big sponsors and we’ll be holding cocktail competitions at 16 bars and restaurants. Boise’s best bartenders will be making special signature cocktails. That same evening Angell’s will screen classic horror Àlms while live musicians perform some interpretive scores; Ming Studios will host a horror story happy hour; and Bittercreek and Red Feather will be showing short horror movies outside on their patio. How did you wrangle Tim Conway to come to town with the premiere of his new film? What a coup! Pasquale Murena is the director of Tim’s Àlm, Chip and Bernie’s Zomance; and Pasquale actually reached out to us, wanting to be part of our festival. We’ll have the world premiere at The Flicks and Tim and Pasquale will be here to say hi to everyone.


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Molly Deckart is, perhaps, the least scary person in town; the young mother of three greets you with a huge smile and lovely demeanor. But be prepared to be taken aback when she hands you her business card: It features a blood-splattered silhouette of the Gem State—the logo of the inaugural Idaho Horror Film Festival. Deckart has spent the past few months screening hundreds of frightening Àlms for the festival, which will run Thursday, Oct. 16-Saturday, Oct. 18. On more than one occasion she had to caution her little ones—ages 8, 5 and 3—not to come into her room as she was watching the terrifying entries. “I would be screening the movies on my computer; and I had to say ¶Stop! Don’t come in mommy’s room,’” she said with a laugh. “Yes, many of these Àlms are very adult.” Deckart has also insisted that the festival include a family element—a free Saturday morning screening of the animated hit Hotel Transylvania, complete with face painting, photo booths and music from Boise Rock School. “I’m very proud of our schedule—great classic and premiere Àlms, live music, celebrities and events all over Boise’s downtown,” she said. With just a few days until the launch of the festival, Boise Weekly quizzed Deckart about her packed schedule—which also includes this year’s h48 competition, with an impressive list of submissions from Àlmmakers across the globe.

I’ve lost count of how many people I’ve met over the years who want to start a film festival in Boise, or revive an old one. But they’ve all fallen by the roadside. We’re not going to do that. Partly because I’m a pit bull; I don’t take no for an answer. I’m guessing that it was important for you to find a niche. That’s right. Horror Àlms are a great conversation-starter. Plus, when you talk to any Àlmmaker, the one thing that all of them have in common is that they have worked on a horror Àlm.

When did this idea start brewing? January. What a minute. I was expecting to hear you say two years ago. Something of this scope usually takes a fair amount of cajoling and planning. Nope. My neighbor Susan Becker and I started all of this over brunch at Berryhill. We’re also surprised at the fact that your inaugural festival is three days instead of one. If we were going to build a lineup worthy of buying a ticket, one day just wasn’t enough.

I’m presuming that almost all of your programming is for adults. Yes, but we’re pretty excited that Hotel Transylvania will be screened for free at the Egyptian Theatre, Saturday morning, Oct. 18. Plus, Boise Rock School will be performing for the kids. What a blast. But back to the scary stuff: Quite coincidentally, you’ve folded this year’s h48 competition [local filmmakers will have 48 hours to produce short horror films] into this year’s festival. There should be 24 teams competing; and we’ll showcase all of their Àlms from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday. And all of that happens before we screen Halloween V Saturday night, where we’ll have Don Shanks here; he played Michael Meyers. He also played the serial killer in I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer and is one of the best-known stuntmen in Hollywood. Talk to me about how many short films you’ll be screening, in addition to the h48 shorts. We had over 300 submissions. Our festival will have a total of 44 Àlms; 38 of them shorts, including some pretty great animated movies. We’ll be showing Àlms from Australia, the U.K. and Portugal. But we really wanted to encourage Idaho entries. That’s why we waived submission fees for any Idaho Àlmmakers. We’ll have at least one Idaho Àlm attached to every program that we’re running over the three days. So, we’re pretty excited at how many of the movies are from Idaho We’re calling their Àlms “spud and guts.” B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

Exploring Idaho’s patchwork of nondiscrimination ordinances HARRISON BERRY AND ZACH HAGADONE At 19 years old, Jesse Maldonado is the youngest city council member in Lewiston history. A graduate of Lewiston High School, he’s currently a student at Lewis-Clark Community College, has deep roots in the city and ran for ofÀce because he wants to have a hand in its continued business, cultural and civic development. That’s why, when he ran for the Lewiston City Council in 2013, one of his campaign planks was to establish a nondiscrimination ordinance (NDO) that would protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from unfair practices in housing, employment and public accommodations. “I wanted to be a person who asked questions that had never been asked before. We have made leaps and bounds as far as building our city. I wanted to take advantage of that and make sure it stays contagious,” he said. While the LGBT community in Idaho has ridden a judicial roller coaster on the path to striking down Idaho’s 2006 voterenacted same-sex marriage ban—as Boise Weekly was going to press, LGBT couples across the state were poised to greet marriage equality on the morning of Oct. 15—not everybody gets married. Everybody does need to have access to employment, housing and accommodations like hotels and public restrooms. Since the Idaho Legislature has for years refused to include such protections in the state’s human rights law, cities have been forced to take it on themselves to pass nondiscrimination


measures. So far, eight communities have passed NDOs, including Boise, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Falls, Ketchum, Moscow, Pocatello, Sandpoint and, most recently, Victor. Under Maldonado’s leadership, Lewiston is poised to become the ninth, when the Lewiston City Council is expected to consider a draft NDO on Monday, Oct. 27. While the growing number of protective ordinances gives city ofÀcials an opportunity for self congratulation, not all NDOs are created equal. Only one such measure—in Sandpoint—bars LGBT-based discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations without exception, other than regarding those rights guaranteed in the First Amendment or Idaho Constitution. Every other NDO, from Boise to Victor, includes various stipulations allowing property owners to deny housing, employment and access to public facilities based sexual orientation or gender identity. Lewiston’s proposal, too, includes exceptions: one making it legal for the owner of a duplex or rental room in a singlefamily home to turn away LGBT residents, provided the owner of the house or duplex lives on-site; and another, likely to be introduced to the legislation before it goes up for a vote, exempting private clubs and religious institutions from following the law.


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The measure is expected to clear the Lewiston City Council, though two of its 11 seven members have voiced opposition, claiming the ordinance would create special rights for LGBT people while robbing others of the right to choose with whom they do business or rent a house or apartment. “They feel forced and bound and handcuffed to serve [LGBT people], and that’s not the truth,” said Maldonado. “I had a great comeback to that at a meeting. What I said was, ‘We don’t grant special rights. The only rights that are being taken away is your right to discriminate against somebody.’” A similar conversation took place in the Panhandle city of Sandpoint, where the Àrst LGBT-speciÀc nondiscrimination ordinance in Idaho was passed in 2011. The Sandpoint NDO’s yearlong path from inception to city ordinance sparked a community dialogue about the rights of citizens—in large part because there were misconceptions about what the ordinance does. Business owners wondered if they could be Àned for denying service to LGBT customers and property managers worried

they could be jailed for telling a same-sex couple they couldn’t rent a house. Sandpoint City Council members met those concerns with education about the ordinance. That, and the long road to passing the ordinance, helped consolidate support for the NDO, which punishes LGBT-based discrimination in the areas of housing, employment and access to public accommodations with up to six months in jail or a $1,000 Àne. The ordinance also established a Human Relations Review Board to oversee the implementation and enforcement of the ordinance. It does not prohibit denying citizens those things for other reasons like poor job performance, unruly behavior or past criminal offenses, but some citizens were initially suspicious that the ordinance might be a reiteration of existing state or federal law. According to former Sandpoint City Councilman John Reuter, who introduced and shepherded the ordinance, common questions were: “Why do we need to do this, and isn’t this already protected by state and federal law anyway?” “I politely explained that it wasn’t covered currently. We have an opportunity to make sure [the

LGBT community] is covered by our local laws,” said Reuter, who now serves as executive director of Conservation Voters For Idaho in Boise. Civic equality for LGBT citizens remains controversial, and community education on the ordinance didn’t smooth over everyone’s concerns. There were those whose opposition to providing any kind of protections for LGBT citizens was immovable. Reuter told Boise Weekly that he received a death threat in relation to the ordinance. Still, that resistance did little to slow the NDO’s progress. “We didn’t have meetings Áooded with people in opposition. We certainly didn’t have well-organized opposition in our meetings,” Reuter said. From an outsider’s perspective, the unanimous passage of Sandpoint’s nondiscrimination ordinance seems like a textbook example of democracy in action, but the process was fraught with conÁict. According to Reuter, the civic wheels were greased by being patient with the public and what he described as Sandpoint’s “belief in equality.” “It only looks like smooth sailing now, but the reason it ultimately went through is because we

took the time to have honest conversations with people and work it through the process. It was because the community as a whole supports those values,” Reuter said. “We had a vibrant conversation about what religious exemptions should exist.” While the ordinance was meant to set in law what the Sandpoint community values about respecting equality and freedom, its effect on individual citizens was personal, and some LGBT citizens came to feel that their sexuality was no longer a liability. Reuter recounted the experience of a conservative city employee who sat in on city council meetings discussing the ordinance, her arms crossed. She never said anything during deliberations, and waited for months after its passage to approach Reuter.

KEY AREA IS PROTECTED BY NONDISCRIMINATION ORDINANCE HOUSING EXCEPTION: Owners of duplexes or rooms to rent in a home can deny housing based on sexual orientation or gender identity if they or a member of their family also live in the property.

IDAHO FALLS EXCEPTIONS: Housing can be denied to prospective LGBT tenants or buyers if the seller or landlord owns three or fewer single-family homes, sold no more than one single-family home in the previous two years, and/or handled the sale themselves. Rental housing can be denied if the landlord lives in the property or in a unit of the property. Business owners who operate out of their homes can deny employment based on sexual orientation or gender identity, as well as employers who have up to four part-time workers on the payroll.

MOSCOW EXCEPTIONS: LGBT renters can be denied housing in a duplex if the property owner—or a member of their family—lives in the adjacent unit, and boarding houses can turn away prospective residents based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

POCATELLO PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION EXCEPTION: No person is required to provide bathroom, locker room or similar facilities that are not separated by gender.

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“She never said a word until three months later, and she came up to me and said, ‘John, I want you to meet my partner. I want you to know that this ordinance has changed my life. Throughout my life I’ve not gone to weddings for years and I worried that if I went with my partner I could lose my job,’” she said. Sandpoint’s ordinance cast ripples that turned into a wave of similar legislation across the state. Its provisions are copied, sometimes word for word, in each of the other seven subsequent NDOs passed by cities across the state; but even though the language of the original ordinance provides the DNA for similar laws, none of them have preserved the original’s strength. Every city except Ketchum has nixed the clause establishing a human relations review board. Meanwhile, ordinances in Boise, Coeur d’Alene, Ketchum, Pocatello and Victor contain loopholes—like the ones in Lewiston’s proposed ordinance—allowing housing discrimination in duplexes and single-family homes in which the owner lives. Pocatello’s ordinance makes it clear that no one is required to offer gender-neutral bathrooms, locker rooms or similar facilities. Idaho Falls has some of the most elaborate NDO caveats in the state. There, major exceptions have been granted in the areas of housing and employment, leaving gaping holes in coverage against discrimination from small businesses and landlords. For instance, the owner of—or someone who owns interest in—three or fewer one-family dwellings in the city may refuse to rent or sell to LGBT people. Likewise, a property owner or interest holder who has sold fewer than two homes in a two-year period—and did not use a realtor or other property manager in the sale—is allowed to deny housing based on sexual orientation or gender identity. As with other cities, Idaho Falls also exempts property owners from the law if they or a member of their family lives in or adjacent to the rental property, but expands it to include a house or other building with four or fewer families living there. What’s more, Idaho Falls carved out exceptions for businesses that operate out of the owner’s home or have four or fewer part-time employees. In short: If a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender person wants to buy or rent a house in Idaho Falls without fear of being discriminated against, that person must rent or purchase through large property management or real estate companies—and job protections are only in effect at non-home-based companies and with Àve or more full-time employees. According to Idaho Falls City Attorney Randy Fife, the most labyrinthine of the exceptions—those for certain landlords and small businesses—were born out of concerns among people who didn’t want to be forced into association with members of the LGBT community— whether for business or housing reasons. BOI S EW EEKLY.COM

“The owner is in a close relationship with the tenant. There was a strong desire among some, if it’s a small business, to be exempt from that,” Fife said. “The idea was that there were mom-andpop family businesses. It’s sort of the hobbyist realtor exception. It was sort of the idea that if I’m living there, [the ordinance is] not telling me that I cannot regulate who lives with me in the same dwelling. It’s more of an intimate relationship rather than just a commercial relationship.” Fife crafted Idaho Falls’ NDO to reÁect community values, and mixed and matched components from various other ordinances to draft one that met with the approval of the Idaho Falls City Council and public, alike. For inspiration, he looked to nondiscrimination ordinances around the state, including Boise’s, as well as several in Utah. The exceptions were a matter of cultural— and political—necessity. “I wanted an ordinance that was going to pass. Part of my skill set was to try to present that. The other part [regarding housing and employment] is very unique to Idaho Falls. There was a lot of discussion about those things,” he said. Fife also drafted Moscow’s NDO, which contains one of the most obscure exceptions. There, the measure has nearly total coverage over employment and public accommodations, but in housing, there’s the familiar duplex exemption and a more unusual loophole regarding rental of rooms in boarding houses. That exception gives property owners who run boarding houses in the university town the right to discriminate against LGBT boarders for the same reasons duplex owners and small landlords received exceptions in cities like Boise, Pocatello and Coeur d’Alene: proximity. “If you’re living in a house and you have people boarding in your house, that’s another proximity relationship. It’s like a duplex. Should the city be telling me I don’t have a decision in that?” Fife said. While some individuals and interests have tried to tear at the curtains of NDOs, there are people across the state Àghting to establish more NDOs while preserving their integrity. One of them is ACLU-Idaho Education and Outreach Coordinator Jess McCafferty. She became interested in NDOs in 2010—the year Sandpoint started its conversation about a nondiscrimination ordinance—at an Add the Words gathering at the Idaho Statehouse. Like many across the state, McCafferty thought at the time there were already laws on the books protecting LGBT citizens. “I was confused because I thought that everybody was protected,” she said. “That was the Àrst time that I was, like, ‘Oh! That’s an issue.’” Since then, she has toured the state helping advocates draft NDOs for their cities. In turn, she has come to understand some of the forces that affect not just whether an NDO passes city council muster, but also some of the forces that shape them during that process. Idaho’s

geographical divisions have made for cultural divisions in the state, and these have affected NDOs in its various regions. “I think there’s a big difference between Northern Idaho and Eastern Idaho. I think Eastern Idaho has a stronger and more vocal LDS population. They would come in and testify and they’d never say that homosexuals are deviants and should to to hell. They would say things like, ‘I’m just worried about my business.’ People in

“I think in terms of the day-to-day culture, Montana feels to me much more libertarian, where Idaho has this streak of religiously-motivated bigotry that is harder—I think—to encounter. In Montana, people don’t want to hear about it; there’s this sense of live and let live. Whereas in Idaho there’s a very real belief on behalf of a lot of people, especially in Southwest Idaho, that gay people are sinners and they’re going to hell, and that’s not a climate in which I’d want to live, or

“[ I DA HO] DI DN’ T FEEL LIK E A PLAC E WHER E I COULD BE OPENLY PART OF THE LGBT COMMU NI TY A ND S TILL HAVE A GOOD LIFE.” North Idaho are much more, ‘These people are sexual deviants. They’re sodomizing in my home that I own, and I don’t want to rent out to people who are sodomites. This is against the Bible,’” she said. “It was interesting to see how those arguments didn’t stick, and how far some people would go to get a reaction out of the council.” McCafferty’s observations have borne out in places like Pocatello—where opponents rallied to have the NDO put to a vote, which failed, leaving the ordinance on the books. “It was really hard to watch the discussion in Pocatello degrade and see people who wanted so badly and spent all this money to see this ordinance taken off the books, whereas in Lewiston, it’s going to pass pretty well,” McCafferty said. If anyone has a high-level, regional perspective on nondiscrimination ordinances, it’s Caitlin Copple. The 31-year-old Treasure Valley native and College of Idaho alum is a principal at Hilltop Public Solutions, a Missoula, Mont.-based public relations Àrm; works with Women’s Voices for the Earth and Philanthropy Northwest; was a member of the American Council of Young Political Leaders; and is serving the second half of her Àrst four-year term as a city councilwoman in her adopted hometown of Missoula, where she worked to get an NDO passed. “Part of what motivated me to run for city council was the fact that my opponent voted against Missoula’s historic NDO proposal in 2010—we were the Àrst city in the state to pass one, and I worked very hard to make that happen, along with a lot of other great activists in town,” she said. “Personally, I’m really committed to seeing equality in Montana, but also my home state of Idaho.” Equality is central to why Idaho might be Copple’s home state, but it’s not the state in which she lives—and hasn’t been for nearly a decade. “A big part of why I felt like I needed to leave Idaho [in 2005] was because it didn’t feel like a place where I could be openly part of the LGBT community and still have a good life. But, on paper you guys are ahead of Montana,” she said. Emphasis: “on paper.”

raise a family or even work,” she said. While Copple applauded Idaho’s long Àght for marriage equality, she stressed that without protections in areas like housing, employment and public accommodations, life remains difÀcult for those in the LGBT community—who suffer a suicide rate four times higher than average, and especially for those who are transgender and those who are of color. “What happens if you bring your spouse to a holiday party? What happens if you put that photo out on your desk at work? What if you try to get your employer to cover your spouse under the insurance policy? There’s all sorts of ways that it become really awkward and unfair, despite the legal equality that we’re going to see with marriage,” she said. “Nondiscrimination are these basic human rights that really impact people’s lives,” she added. “I do think it impacts more people than marriage; and it impacts families, because when people aren’t able to have a decent shot at making a living or being promoted at the same rate as their heterosexual and equally qualiÀed peers … it impacts people’s ability to live the American Dream, if you will.” Despite their various exceptions and loopholes, Copple said NDOs are vital for communities—not only for the conversations they spur, but the message they send to young people. “They don’t have to go live in Seattle or Portland to be LGBT, but you can stay in your home state of Idaho or Montana and belong there; and that the government at least respects that and respects your right to live, work, raise a family, enjoy basic services, enjoy our recreational opportunities without discrimination or mistreatment,” she said. Maldonado, the 19-year-old Lewiston City Council member, echoes those sentiments. According to detractors of Lewiston’s NDO, it’s an ordinance that threatens the status quo; but for Maldonado, the ordinance creates a status quo that beneÀts everybody. “To me, it’s 2014, so why isn’t everybody equal? It was a matter of friends I’ve grown up with, the gay people that I know,” he said. “Why do they get treated not as fairly?” BOISEWEEKLY | OCTOBER 15–21, 2014 | 13

CALENDAR WEDNESDAY OCT. 15 Festivals & Events DA VINCI: MAN-INVENTOR-GENIUS & MAN-ARTIST-GENIUS— Get to know inventor-artist Leonardo da Vinci like never before. Runs through Nov. 28. $3-$15. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-343-9895, IDAHO MEDIA PROFESSIONALS MONTHLY SPEAKER SERIES—Meet make-up artist Christl Colven, who will share her insights into the glamour, gore and art of make-up for the camera. 11 a.m. FREE-$5. Smoky Mountain Pizza and PastaParkcenter, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-429-0011,

IDAHO TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL HALL OF FAME—Healthwise CEO Don Kemper and North Idaho investor and entrepreneur Steve Meyer will be inducted into Idaho Technology Council Hall of Fame. Olympian Dick Fosbury will be the keynote speaker. Get more info and tickets at 5:30 p.m. $85-$125. Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St., Boise, 208-336-8900, SCARECROW STROLL—Scarecrows can be found peeping out around the trees and shrubs welcoming guests to the Garden. Members and guests of all ages can join in on the fun by voting on their favorite. Runs through Oct. 31. FREE-$7. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, WORLDS CONNECT: ERITREA—Experience the culture of Eritrea through music, traditional dance, history and a special


Going once, going twice… sold!

surprise. Featuring a slide show, brief talks from local refugees, authentic Eritrean arts and textiles, and a taste of traditional foods. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Library at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-562-4996,

On Stage LIQUID LAUGHS COMEDY OPEN MIC—7 p.m. FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, VENUS IN FUR—Zip up your boots to kick off season 19 with a very funny and wickedly smart thriller by David Ives about sexual power and the ways we wield it. See review, Page 23. Runs through Nov. 1. 8 p.m., $26-$32. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224,

Art ALEXIS PIKE AND JACINDA RUSSELL: FAUX—Photographers Alexis Pike and Jacinda Russell each present a series of photographs considered collectively as faux. Runs through Oct. 23. FREE. Boise State Visual Arts Center Gallery 2, Hemingway Center, Room 110, 1819 University Drive, Boise, ARP, MIRO, CALDER—Featuring these three modern masters who pushed color, line and form beyond convention and became 20th century innovators. Runs through Jan. 11, 2015. FREE-$5. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330, ART SOURCE GALLERY AT DAWSON’S—Features oil, watercolor and acrylic works by Theresa Wagers; Joseph Pacheco’s pen and ink pieces. Runs through Oct. 26. FREE. Dawson’s Downtown, 219 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208336-5633,


FORESTS, FORAGING AND FIRES—Explores the forest as an ecosystem, a resource and a place of transformation. Runs through Nov. 12. FREE. Sun Valley Center for the Arts, 191 Fifth St. E., Ketchum, 208-726-9491, GAIL GRINNELL: ANGLE OF REPOSE—Seattle artist Gail Grinnell combines drawing, sculpture and the craft of dressmaking to create grand-scale installations that reference her family history and agrarian lifestyle growing up in Hanford, Wash. Runs through Nov. 30. FREE-$6. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330, JULIE GREEN: THE LAST SUPPER—Features 600 ceramic dinner plates painted with images of the last meal requests of death row inmates in the United States. Runs through Oct. 23. FREE. Boise State Visual Arts Center Gallery 1, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-3994, boisestate. edu/art.

Calls to Artists NAKED ME/NAKED YOU—In celebration local author Christian Winn’s debut collection of short stories, Naked Me, Hyde Park Books is throwing a contest. Your goal is to write a great story inspired by the theme of Naked Me. Stories must be 500 words or fewer. Send all submissions to submissions@hydeparkbooks. net as Word files, or pasted into the body of your email. Deadline is Sunday, Oct. 19, 5 p.m. FREE. Hyde Park Books, 1507 N. 13th St., Boise, 208-429-8220,

Literature AUTHOR AMBER BEIERLE: THE OLD IDAHO PENITENTIARY— Co-author Amber Beierle will discuss unique stories from inmates and guards, plus answer questions about The Old Idaho Penitentiary book. 1


Something wicked this way comes.

Where no one has gone before.




We like to think of the Boise Weekly cover as a gallery—one that each week features work by local artists. The art comes in every size, shape and medium, from woodcut, engraving and etching to sculpture, encaustic, lithography and more. The practice of putting local art on the cover is unique among alternative weekly newspapers, as is what happens every fall, when we auction off 12 months of covers. Join us at Gallery Five18 on Thursday, Oct. 16, for an evening of live auction action, food, beer and wine. Everybody wins: art lovers, artists and BW itself. Call BW Office Manager Meg Andersen at 208-344-2055 for more info. 6 p.m., $10. Gallery Five18, 518 S. Americana Blvd., Parking is available on the northeast corner of St. Luke’s office on Shoreline Blvd.

People love a good a scare, and the Idaho Horror Film Festival is giving Boiseans what they crave with three days of classic, contemporary, feature-length and short horror films—plus a whole lot more. The event features a bar-and-restaurant walk; a cocktail competition; the Boise Improvised Music Festival; Boise Film Underground; the h48 film competition; a screening of Halloween V: The Revenge of Michael Myers, followed by a Q&A with title star Don Shanks; and the world premiere of Chip and Bernie’s Zomance, followed by a Q&A with director Pasquale Murena (director of several Dorf shorts) and star Tim Conway (star of several Dorf shorts). For the kids, there will be a free screening of the animated film Hotel Transylvania. If the only thing we have to fear is fear itself, IHFF makes us very, very afraid. Various times and venues, $8-$15.

Conventions that celebrate pop culture have become a huge part of pop culture, and locally, we’ve been able to sustain a handful of annual cons. Now Tree City Comic Con joins the ranks of these anticipated happenings. The two-day con at Expo Idaho has more than 50 guests scheduled to attend, including Jimmy Jimenez from the History Channel’s popular reality series Pawn Stars; actress Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation); actress Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek: The Original Series); and a slew of other actors, cosplayers, illustrators and creators, like Boise’s own comic book author Ethan Ede (Light Years Away, Fat Baby). Find a full schedule of guests, vendors, events and prices at Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., $10$100. Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., 208-287-5653.

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CALENDAR p.m. FREE. Idaho State Archives, 2205 N. Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208) 334-2620, history.

Citizen EMPTY BOWLS FOR IDAHO FOODBANK—Select an unfinished bowl, paint it and let Ceramica know it’s for Empty Bowls. Ceramica glazes and fires it, then turns it over to The Idaho Foodbank for the annual charity event held the day after Thanksgiving. Get more info at the website. Runs through Nov. 16. $12 and up. Ceramica, Vista Village, 1002 S. Vista Ave., Boise, 208-3423822,


Festivals & Events LEGOS AND K’NEX—Tackle fun and challenging projects with the world’s most creative building toys. For all ages. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, Lake Hazel Branch, 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise, 208-297-6700, TREASURE VALLEY SINGLES CLUB GAME NIGHT—Play cards and board games on the third Thursday of the month. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Leisure Villa Clubhouse, 3003 Overlook Road, Boise, 208938-5940.

On Stage COMIC ANDREW SLEIGHTER—8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-2875379, DISNEY ON ICE: LET’S CELEBRATE—Join more than 50 characters from 16 Disney stories


for a colossal party on ice. Get showtimes and tickets at $12-$60. Taco Bell Arena, 1910 University Drive, Boise State campus, 208-426-1900, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW MUSICAL—Do the Time Warp again as Dr. Frankenfurter shows Brad and Janet a crazy good time in the cult classic sci-fi/horror musical by Richard O’Brien. Strong language and sexual situations; not recommended for the faint of heart. Buy tickets online at 7:30 p.m. $20. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000,

Workshops & Classes BECOMING AN INVESTOR— Check out Investor Ready Entrepreneur, a comprehensive program designed to help educate and prepare growth-oriented companies to successfully engage private equity investors. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $79. Boise State Student Union Building, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-INFO, sub. LINKEDIN STRATEGIES—Learn how to build and manage your personal and business brand on LinkedIn. Registration required; call or email sheila.spangler@ to reserve your seat. 11 a.m. FREE. Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., Ste. 600, Boise, 208-501-7450,

Literature WRITING READING—Join local writers and fans of local work for another reading of fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry. Arrive early if you’d like to add your name to the list of participating writers. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library Hayes Auditorium, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4076,

Get nocturnal at the zoo.

ZOO BOISE SPOOKTACULAR Zoo Boise’s new Halloween-themed event gives a rare glimpse into the zoo once the sun goes down. Spooktacular, Friday, Oct. 17-Sunday, Oct. 19, features a lighted tour among the enclosures, complete with animal encounters, Halloween displays and a chance to explore “the boneyard.” The event is for kids 2-10 years old, with a glow-zone dance party, professional pumpkin carver and a mascot meet-and-greet. On Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., the zoo opens for one of its most popular events, Boo at the Zoo. Kids love the zoo on a bad day—see what happens when you add costumes and candy. Friday-Saturday, 6-9 p.m., Sunday, 5:30-8 p.m., Free-$7, zoo pass holders get $1 off, Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive, 208-608-7760, BOI S EW EEKLY.COM

FRIDAY OCT. 17 Festivals & Events HAUNTED DINNER EXPRESS— You will travel on a train to another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, but also of mind. You’ll tour the haunted forest and enjoy a spaghetti dinner served during the ride. Reservations recommended. 6:30 p.m. $119-$139 per couple. Thunder Mountain Line, 120 Mill Road, Horseshoe Bend, 877-IDA-RAIL or 208-793-4425,

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CALENDAR RENAISSANCE FAIRE—Enjoy fun for the whole family with authentic medieval activities and costumed characters, local handmade arts and crafts, street performers, bounce houses, pumpkin bowling, pie eating contests, belly dancing, scholastic book fair, silent and on line auctions, food and music, gift baskets and raffles. 5-9 p.m. FREE. Renaissance High School, 1307 E. Central Drive, Meridian, 208-350-4380, meridianschools. org/RenaissanceHigh.

On Stage BOISE PHILHARMONIC: THE FOUR SEASONS OF BUENOS AIRES—Featuring guest conductor Alexander Mickelthwate and violinist Karen Gomyo performing Haydn, Piazzola and Sibelius. 8 p.m. $21.20-$42.40. Brandt Center at NNU, 707 Fern St., Nampa, 208-467-8790, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF—This Tennessee Williams classic has it all: greed, sins of the past and desperate hopes for the future as the knowledge of impending death slowly makes the rounds. 8 p.m. $11-$16. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-3425104,

COMEDIAN ANDREW SLEIGHTER—8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $12. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, COMEDYSPORTZ—ComedySportz is an all-improvised, foreveryone comedy match with two teams that compete against each other for points and laughs. 7:30 p.m. $9.99 and under. ComedySportz Boise, 3250 N. Lakeharbor Lane, Ste. 184A, Boise, 208-9914746, ### LIPSINC: MADHOUSE— Don’t miss the madness at the Halloween extravaganza put on by Idaho’s first professional female impersonation troupe. Reservations recommended; call 208-368-0405. 8:30 p.m. $20. Balcony Club, 150 N. Eighth St., Ste. 226, Boise, 208-336-1313, STRAIGHT NO CHASER—Professional a cappella group performs. 8 p.m. $26.50-$51.50. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1609, box office: 208426-1110,

Literature AUTHOR GREGORY NOKES: BREAKING CHAINS—Join author Gregory Nokes for a presentation on his book, Breaking Chains, a fascinating account of slavery in the Northwest. 6 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Books, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-376-4229, ELIZABETH FIELDS BOOK SIGNING—Author and actress Elizabeth Fields will be signing her new horror release, Still the Shadows, as well as her other books. See Page 14. $25-$35 admission to Comic Con. Expo Idaho (Fairgrounds), 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650,

Citizen WACOAL FIT FOR THE CURE BRA-FITTING BENEFIT—Wacoal donates $2 to Susan G. Komen for every woman who receives a complimentary fitting from a trained Wacoal Fit Consultant. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Macy’s, 370 Milwaukee, Boise, 208-373-6000.

Odds & Ends

MILD ABANDON By E.J. Pettinger

HALLOWEEN HAUNTED TROLLEY TOUR—The tour is 75 minutes with two stops, on Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 24, then daily through Halloween. Must be 13 or older to ride. On Halloween, there will be a special three-hour tour for 18 and older only, which will include admission to the Old Pen Frightened Felons Adult night show for $30. Call 208-433-0849 for reservations. For more info, visit 8 p.m., Fridays-Saturdays through Oct. 31. $18. Joe’s Crab Shack, 2288 N. Garden St., Garden City, 208336-9370, www.joescrabshack. com.

Animals & Pets BIRDS OF PREY FALL FLIGHTS—See the center’s education birds swoop and soar outdoors over the heads of delighted audiences to show off their amazing aerial skills. Wheelchair accessible. Runs through Nov. 2. 3 p.m., FREE-$7. World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane, Boise, 208-362-8687,

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BICYCLE SAFETY—Officers from the Boise Police Bicycle Patrol Unit will give tips on riding safely, including proper gear, hand signals and rules of the road. After the program, the Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance will be available for bike and helmet inspections. All ages welcome. 2 p.m. FREE. Library at Cole and Ustick, 7557 W. Ustick Road, Boise, 208-5706900, BOISE FARMERS MARKET—Featuring produce, honey, jams and jellies, fresh pasta, award-winning Idaho wines, fresh baked artisan breads and delicious pastries. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. Boise Farmers Market, 1080 W. Front St., Boise, 208-345-9287, BOISE RIVER BASH—Join the Boise River Enhancement Network (BREN) in celebrating the Boise River! Meet the newly elected Boise River Enhancement Network Coordinating Committee as you mingle with fellow river enthusiasts, hear about enhancement projects, and explore the handson exhibits of the Boise WaterShed. Featuring free children’s activities, cider and hay rides, along with hors d’oeuvres, beer tasting and live entertainment. 4 p.m. FREE. Boise WaterShed, 11818 W. Joplin Road, Boise, 208-489-1284, bee/watershed. CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKET—Market goers will find booths full of locally made and grown foodstuffs, produce, household items and a variety of arts and crafts. 9:30 a.m. FREE. Capital City Public Market, Eighth Street between Main and Bannock streets, Boise, 208-3453499, FEAST OF HOPE—Underserved and needy people in the community are invited to attend for free groceries, health and medical screenings and to register for English language, GED and vocational classes. 12-4 p.m. FREE. Salvation Army Service Center, 1904 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208336-0283. GROOVIN IN THE GRAVEYARD— Enjoy this adults-only costume ball with dancing, no-host bar, appetizers and costume contest. Proceeds benefit the United Way. 8 p.m. $12 online, $15 door. Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa, 208-468-5555, MRS. IDAHO AMERICA PAGEANT—This event recognizes Idaho’s married women and is the official state preliminary to the prestigious Mrs. America Pageant. Get more info at 6 p.m. $25. Capital High School, 8055 Goddard Road, Boise, 208-854-4490, NAMPA FAMER’S MARKET— Fresh produce, baked goods, specialty foods, local craft and live music. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. Lloyd Square, Intersection of 14th and Front streets, Nampa.

PUMPKIN LINER—Check out this family fun train ride to a pumpkin patch, where you can choose that perfect pumpkin, free with each paid ticket. Plus additional activities such as a kiddie hay maze, bounce house, games, trick-or-treat houses and pumpkin gardens. Reservations recommended. 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. $10-$50. Thunder Mountain Line Scenic Train Rides, 120 Mill Road, Horseshoe Bend, 877-IDA-RAIL or 208-793-4425, SAGARDOTEGI DINNER—Join the Oinkari Basque Dancers for a night of feasting, music and dancing, when downtown Boise’s Basque Center is turned into a traditional Basque sagardotegi (ciderhouse.) Proceeds help fund Oinkari Basque Dancers’ performance at the 2015 Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle. 6 p.m. $50, $90 couples. Basque Center, 601 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-331-5097 or 208-3429983, WATERSHED WEEKEND HARVEST DAY—Celebrate fall with music, hay rides, yummy local food, live animals and music by John Thomsen. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. Boise WaterShed, 11818 W. Joplin Road, Boise, 208489-1284, watershed. WORLD MUSIC CELEBRATION— Help kick off the library’s first outdoor market and arts fair with a bang. Featuring live performances by the Fleet Street Klezmer Band and the Scottish Country Dancers, food trucks from the West End Food Park, face painting, lawn games and a petting zoo. 2-6:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, Lake Hazel Branch, 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise, 208-2976700,

On Stage BOISE PHILHARMONIC: THE FOUR SEASONS OF BUENOS AIRES—Featuring guest conductor Alexander Mickelthwate and violinist Karen Gomyo performing Haydn, Piazzola and Sibelius. 8 p.m. $22.70-$70.40. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1609, box office: 208426-1110, COMEDIAN ANDREW SLEIGHTER—8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $12. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379,

Workshops & Classes DRAWING AND PAINTING WORKSHOP—Practice and advance your technique during this engaging two-day workshop with artist William D. Lewis. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $155-$205. Sun Valley Center for Arts-Hailey, 314 Second Ave. S., Hailey, 208-7269491,

HALLOWEEN CAKE DECORATING CLASS—Learn the tricks behind Amaru Confections’ fun Halloween witches-themed buttercream cake. The bakery’s top decorators will teach guests how to create the perfect decorations. 4 p.m. $60. Amaru Confections, 217 S. Roosevelt St., Boise, 208-991-2253, LEARNING TO TALK ABOUT YOUR ART—Facilitated by award-winning educator Jerry Hendershot, this workshop will examine art samples to expand your thinking about how you can successfully speak about your own art. Registration required at writingyourartiststatement. 3:15 p.m. FREE. Surel’s Place, 212 E. 33rd St., Garden City, 208-407-7529, THE PARENT CONNECTION— Check out this workshop focused on children diagnosed with Sensory Integration Dysfunction, Sensory Processing Disorder and other neurological, neuromuscular, orthopedic and developmental problems. 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $20. Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, 1900 N. Records Ave., Meridian. PRESERVATION OF FAMILY RECORDS AND PHOTOS— Learn how to store and care for family records and photographs. Presented by Michal Davidson, collections archivist for the Idaho State Archives. 12 p.m. FREE. Idaho State Archives, 2205 N. Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208) 334-2620, idaho-state-archives.

Literature ELIZABETH FIELDS BOOK SIGNING—Author and actress Elizabeth Fields will be signing her new horror release, Still the Shadows, as well as her other books. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. $25-$35 admission to Comic Con. Expo Idaho (Fairgrounds), 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650,

Citizen CAPSTONE MISSIONS 7TH ANNUAL FALL FIESTA—Enjoy an evening filled with great food, entertainment, live, silent and dessert auctions, all to support a great cause. To purchase tickets, make a donation, or donate an auction item, contact Molly Bullock at 208-863-8786. For more information on Capstone Missions, visit capstonemissions. com. 6 p.m. $25, $40 couples. St. Mark’s Catholic Church, 7960 Northview St., Boise, 208-3756651, MAD HATTER’S HAT & WIG DONATION PROJECT—Get in on this community collection of new and gently used hats, wigs and scarves for area women and chil-






Katherine Bajenova Grimmett, “Firecrackers,” watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper. Cover date: 10/2/2013


Janet Anderson, “Sewing the Harvest,” batik with quilting. Cover date: 11/20/2013


JanyRae Seda, “Boise Bicycle,” oil on canvas. Cover date: 10/9/2013


Khara Oxier, “Obstinate,” mixed media on loose canvas. Cover date: 11/27/2013


Tarmo Watia, “Two Snakes with Friends,” acrylic on canvas. Cover date: 10/16/2013


Wingtip Press “Leftovers,” intaglio, relief and planographic fine art printmaking techniques. Cover date: 12/4/2013





Katherine Grey, “Chickadee,” linocut. Cover date: 12/18/2013



Rachel Teannalach, “The Smokies from East Fork Road,” oil and charcoal on panel. Cover date: 10/23/2013

Erin Cunningham, “36 seconds,” oil on panel. Cover date: 12/11/2013

Suzanne Lee Chetwood, “Threshing Season,” acrylic on canvas. Cover date: 10/30/2013

N. Weber, J. McLenna, A. Weber, S. Liberto and C. Young “Scratch Off,” acrylic and scratch-off inks. Cover date: 11/6/2013

Maria Chavez, “Untitled” from the series Atlas Divisions, lasercut acrylic, paper and latex. Cover date: 12/25/2013


Cassandra Schiffler, “Civitas,” drypoint and mezzotint. Cover date: 11/13/2013


Troy Passey, “ah hell,” ink, acrylic, thread and paper. Cover date: 1/1/2014



Bill Hofstra, “Elephant On Heart Trampoline,” oil, acrylic, graphite and paper collage on canvas. Cover date: 1/8/2014


Ruth Fritz, “Can’t We Patch Things Up?,” pastels. Cover date: 2/12/2014


E. Sather-Smith, “Spirohearthyena,” etching and aquatint. Cover date: 1/15/2014


Keith Walklet, “Swans A-Swimming,” digital print, giclee on paper. Cover date: 2/19/2014



Kathleen Probst, “Glimpse #5,” cotton fabric hand-dyed, machinepieced and stitched. Cover date: 1/22/2014

Martin A. Wilke, “Year of the Horse,” India ink on archival paper. Cover date: 1/29/2014

Jason Kiefer, “Spark,” five-color reduction linocut. Cover date: 2/5/2014




Lara Petitclerc-Stokes, “Hatching the Snake,” oil on paper. Cover date: 2/26/2014


Betsie Richardson, “Suddenly Harold realized, ‘Here I am.’” Oil on canvas. Cover date: 3/5/2014


Connie K Sales, “Faces of the Fire,” mixed media on paper. Cover date: 3/12/2014

With the 13th annual Boise Weekly Cover Auction we continue our mission to support local artists. Since its inception, our annual auction has raised more than $150,000 and made possible numerous public art works, children’s educational programs, gallery shows and exhibitions. Each week the cover of Boise Weekly features the work of a local artist, and every fall we auction off the year’s work to raise money for a private grant, which Boise Weekly will this year distribute to individual artists. For the 13th annual auction, 30 percent of proceeds from the sale of covers dated Jan. 1-Sept. 17 will go to their respective creators, while the remainder of the proceeds will benefit the grant program and Boise Weekly’s efforts to support long-form, investigative journalism. To apply for a grant, see the application and details at The deadline for grant applications is Friday, Feb. 13, 2015.




Melissa Chambers, “Treefort Blues,” polyvinyl tarp, spray paint, duct tape, blood, sweat and tears. Cover date: 3/19/2014

Union Studio Metals (Michelle Keller and Margarett Ritter), “Vessel of Shimmy,” copper, patina and gold leaf. Cover date:





Luz Camarena, “Mentira/Lie” from Racial Epithet Vignettes, mixed media. Cover date: 5/28/2014


Elizabeth Hilton, “Chakra Skeletons,” transferred image, oil and pencil on board. Cover date: 6/4/2014








Rachel Reichert, “Linkology,” ink on paper. Cover date: 4/2/2014


Tracie McBride, “Wheels of Time” mixed media mosaic. Cover date: 5/21/2014

Bob Edgerly, “Tranquil Thoughts,” oil on canvas. Cover date: 5/7/2014


Bryan Anthony Moore, “Mickey Martyr II,” mixed media on plywood. Cover date: 5/14/2014



Keith Walklet, “In Step, Northern Nevada,” Epson K3 on Ilford Smooth Pearl from digital capture. Cover date: 6/25/2014



Vincent Baumhoff, “Dirac Equation,” Liquitex, Xerox and spray paint. Cover date: 3/26/2014

Erika Astrid Hendrix, “forget-me-not, never,” photography. Cover date: 7/2/2014


Grant Olsen, “The Infinite Kappa,” digital. Cover date: 7/9/2014

Cody Rutty, “View from Zoo,” oil on canvas. Cover date: 7/16/2014 *Unavailable at auction

Jack Thompson, “Reclaimed Wood Collage,” 4x8s, cedar fence, oak roll top desk and oak stair railings. Cover date: 4/16/2014

Ciera Shaver, “Wired World,” oak, stainless steel nails, aluminum wire and English chestnut stain. Cover date: 7/23/2014

Karen Eastman, “Passionate Sky,” oil on canvas. Cover date: 4/23/2014

Felicia Levy Weston, “Hot Day,” oil on canvas. Cover date: 6/11/2014

Heidi Haislmaier, “Moscow Poppies,” oil on canvas. Cover date: 7/30/2014


Shelley Jund, “Drawn to Cervidae Light,” polyester film and mixed-media on paper. Cover date: 4/30/2014

Marianne Konvalinka, “These Dreams,” mixed media. Cover date: 6/18/2014

Molly Hill, “Dressed to the Nines at the Mayo Clinic,” acrylic and collage on wrapped canvas. Cover date: 8/6/2014



Mark Alberson, “The Fishing Hole,” recycled cedar, driftwood and acrylic paint. Cover date: 8/13/2014



Anne Boyles, “Neon Flower,” acrylic on canvas. Cover date: 8/20/2014


Heather Bauer, “Corvus in Gloria,” wax encaustic and mixed media. Cover date: 8/27/2014


Karen Bubb, “Boise High School, 2014,” encaustic on wood. Cover date: 9/3/2014


Kelly Packer, “The Gnawing Work of Time Grows Easy,” oil bar on paper. Cover date: 9/10/2014


Noble Hardesty, “Impatiens,” mixed media on mylar. Cover date: 9/17/2014

Thank you to all of our cover artists for their contributions. We would also like to thank Gallery Five18, Bitner Vineyards, Bonefish Grill, Evermore Printing, Highlands Hollow Brewhouse, Tates Rents and Van Dyck Frame Design. We appreciate your support.




CALENDAR dren undergoing cancer treatment. Donation 16 sites include all DL Evans and Idaho Independent banks, Les Bois Credit Unions, Perks of Life, and Moxie Java in Meridian and Nampa. All donations will be distributed by the American Cancer Society to local agencies. MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER—Join this 5K walk to help finish the fight against breast cancer. 8 a.m. FREE. Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, 1900 N. Records Ave., Meridian.

Kids & Teens BALLET IDAHO’S AMERICAN GIRL FASHION SHOW—Enjoy refreshments, enter to win door prizes, and experience how clothing has changed over the years to reflect history, culture, and girls’ individual styles. Visit balletidaho. org for more info. Silverstone Plaza, 3405 E. Overland Road, Meridian.

Food MYSTERY DINNER THEATRE TRAIN RIDE—An evening of mystery and intrigue as you participate in solving a suspenseful mystery presented by the famous River City Entertainment troupe. 5 p.m. $10-$85. Thunder Mountain Line Scenic Train Rides, 120 Mill Road, Horseshoe Bend, 877-IDA-RAIL or 208-793-4425,

ule, visit frankchurchinstitute. org. Prices vary. Boise State Student Union Simplot Grand Ballroom, 1910 University Drive, Boise. HARVEST PABREWZA— Celebrate at a final customer appreciation party before North End Organic Nursery moves at the turn of the year. 12-6 p.m. FREE. North End Organic Nursery, 2350 W. Hill Road, Boise, 208-389-4769,

On Stage


COMEDIAN ANDREW SLEIGHTER—8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379,

Festivals & Events


31ST ANNUAL FRANK CHURCH CONFERENCE—Two-day conference features a variety of events and speakers centered on the theme “Wilderness: America’s Heritage.” For a complete sched-

GREAT PUMPKIN LAUNCH—Enjoy kids games, face painting, fall produce for sale, food trucks, beer garden, and fun for all ages. Proceeds benefit Canyon County Habitat for Humanity. 12-5 p.m. FREE admission. Wissel Farms, 11085 Lake Lowell Ave., Nampa, 208-467-1880,


ST. BALDRICKS FOUNDATION PETE DAMON FUNDRAISER— Featuring Rebecca Scott. 8 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s, 513 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-6344, facebook. com/PengillysSaloon.


MONDAY OCT. 20 On Stage NNU MUSIC FACULTY RECITAL—Featuring Dr. Phillip Miller, piano; Professor George Turner, trombone; Dr. Judith Marlett, mezzo-soprano; Dr. Jennifer Sullivan, strings; and Dr. Walden Hughes, piano. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Brandt Center at NNU, 707 Fern St., Nampa, 208-467-8790, nnu. edu/brandt.


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


SLAM DELUX FEATURING PAGES MATAM— Pages Matam is a performance touring artist, educator and activist from Washington, D.C. He is promoting his newest collection, The Heart of a Comet. 8 p.m. $5. Pengilly’s, 513 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-6344,

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CALENDAR Talks & Lectures 2014 NOTRE DAME HESBURGH LECTURE— ”Surveillance from 9/11 to Boston: Will Crowd Sourced Surveillance Make Us Safer?” is the subject of the Notre Dame Club of Idaho’s 2014 Hesburgh Lecture by Dr. Patrick Flynn, professor of Computer Science at the University of Notre Dame. Open to all. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library Hayes Auditorium, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4076,


demonstration. 6 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Books, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-376-4229,

Kids & Teens WRITING THE COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAY—During this four-week workshop, college writing instructor Kevin Kelley will guide students in exploring the college-level writing process while tackling the big project many college-bound students must face: the college application essay. Runs through Nov. 4. $238-$280. The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-3318000,

WEDNESDAY On Stage FLASHDANCE: THE MUSICAL— The stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation. 7:30 p.m. $37.50-$57.50. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1609, box office: 208-426-1110, mc.boisestate. edu. REAL TALK COMEDY WORKSHOP—6 p.m. FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379,

Workshops & Classes GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH SOCIAL MEDIA—Learn how to grow your business with social media at this Constant Contact seminar. 10 a.m. FREE. Boise WaterCooler, 1401 W. Idaho St., Boise.

OCT. 22 Workshops & Classes PAELLA CLASS—Learn the traditional techniques of preparing delicious seafood, chorizo and chicken paella, as well as olive tapenade. Fee includes wine tasting of up to four wines and 10 percent off market goods the evening of the class. Call or drop by to sign up. 6 p.m. $35. Basque Market, 608 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-4331208,

RESEARCHING YOUR HISTORIC PROPERTY—Join Tricia Canaday, from the Idaho State Historic Preservation Office, to learn techniques for finding out more about your property using resources offered by Boise Public Library and the Idaho State Archives. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4076,

Citizen ACHD COMMISSIONER CANDIDATE FORUM— Get to know the candidates for ACHD commissioner in District 3 and District 4 and their views related to bicycling and alternative transportation. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Boise Bicycle Project, 1027 Lusk St., Boise, 208-4296520, WITCHES NIGHT OUT— Wear your witch costume for a chance to win a prize and enter the raffle for a Witches Wardrobe, with goodies from The Village at Meridian stores. Proceeds benefit the Idaho Humane Society and the Women’s and Children’s Alliance. 6-8:30 p.m. FREE. Village at Meridian, 3600 E. Fairview Ave. at North Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-888-1701,

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MORE BUZZ, MORE BUSINESS—If you are new to email marketing, this will help you hit the ground running. If you want to improve your email marketing results, this will give you the expertise you need to get more from your campaigns. 2 p.m. FREE. Boise WaterCooler, 1401 W. Idaho St., Boise.


SMART STARTUP PART I—If you are a new entrepreneur or want to be, this two-part workshop is for you. Registration required: email or call 208-501-7450. 4 p.m. FREE. Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., Ste. 600, Boise, 208-501-7450,

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Literature IDAHO DANCE THEATRE: THE ART OF A DANCE—Idaho Dance Theatre troupe members will read from and sign copies of their new local book before presenting a live dance

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Christian Winn’s Naked Me speaks to our hopes and nostalgia HARRISON BERRY In the Àrst three quarters of 2014, pop culture lost Harold Ramis, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Attenborough, Robin Williams and James Garner. Maybe you participated in the ritual of public mourning by talking to your friends about how much the celebrities meant to you, or posted something on social media. Maybe you felt like their deaths were removed from you, but the news brought forth a memory and with it, a reminder that the past isn’t coming back. This nostalgia is at the center of Christian Winn’s collection of short stories, Naked Me, published in July. A slim volume, it’s one readers can devour in an afternoon, then purchase a copy for a friend, inscribing it with “This made Boise author Christian Winn’s short story collection Naked Me strips to the hard truths with tales of death, sex, drugs, gambling, voyeurism, suicide and theft. me think of you.” In one of Naked Me’s stories, “All Her Famous Dead,” the central character staggers through the 1997 deaths of Beat writprotagonist—a Àctionalized Winn—has made body on the sidewalk. It’s not all morbid; ers William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, some of it’s just seedy, like the creepy men a bet with his gambling buddies over whether comedian Red Skelton, Princess Diana, Jimmy who populate the collection’s Àrst story, “One he can bed the exhibitionist across the alley Stewart and Mother Teresa. Then her childwho stands in her window, stripping and mas- Thing to Take.” hood friends, from her hometown of Yakima, The hooks are enthralling, sometimes turbating while he and his pals play cards. In Wash., begin to die. One theme is present, “Rough Cut,” a boy watches his best friend get majestically weird or off-putting, and always though sometimes less pointed, in practically a story’s center of gravity. They’re also often in a Àst Àght with a Mormon missionary near each story in the collection: The past is gone; the only part of a story that Winn has cribbed Fairview Avenue. you can’t go home again. The collection glimThere’s a lot of youthful indiscretion Áoat- from the real world. In the case of “Naked mers with hope and despair, made more poiMe,” Winn said he started writing with an ing around in this collection, but none of it gnant by the characters’ realizations that while actual exhibitionist in mind, sneaking a more is treated in a juvenile way. “Naked Me” taps the world may have changed, they haven’t. mundane (though no less riveting) story into into the difference between having gump“You come to terms with this understandorbit around it. tion and being brave; “Rough Cut” isn’t so ing that you haven’t really shifted or changed,” “Something like ‘Naked Me,’ I thought [the much about the novelty of Winn said. “Maybe you want exhibitionist] would be something of a story, getting into a scrap with a some satisfaction for a character. but I didn’t realize it would be a bet that would backpacking proselyte as Some of them learn something drive the story. You get a line or character. it is about that charismatic new. You don’t think about it as friend whose stories straddle You read something in the paper. The stories much until you put the stories evolve once you start writing them,” Winn the line between fact and Àction. Wizened together,” Winn said. characters recall the past and young characters said. Interviewing Winn for online literary What can seem like a sure thing to us one magazine Fwiction, New York-based author Sara look forward to the future, but all of them are Lippman said the collection’s engine is powered searching to be made whole again, whether by day can be folly the next year, and Winn has a way of imbuing every story with the quality reuniting a broken family, rendezvousing with by the twin themes of nostalgia and hope. of detached contemplation. As the narrator in lost loves or meditating on an untimely death. “For me, what represents this collection: “Naked Me” drinks at a house party hosted by Nearly every story has a hook, and Winn There’s this line about craving what has been. wraps his tales around lurid, once-in-a-lifetime one of his students, he sums up his feeling of It’s part of the essential paradox of who we stuff. In “Dentists,” the corpses of oral health being lost in himself and the world: are. The stories operate around that axis,” she “As my buzz came on I felt old and conprofessionals Áoat down a canal past the censaid. tral character’s home while he contemplates his templative as I shifted into an understanding Naked Me is a mature work of art in most failed marriage and the tiny joys of working at that I’d never know the answers to my life’s senses of the term. Its subjects include death, questions, though sometimes I would believe a supermarket. “Solstice” recounts a group of sex, drug use, gambling, voyeurism, suicide drunken friends stumbling upon a decapitated I did.” and theft. In the title story, “Naked Me,” the BOI S EW EEKLY.COM

You’ll laugh, you’ll think, you’ll squirm.

BCT’S VENUS IN FUR DOESN’T PURR—IT ROARS Before the term “masochism” became a kinky term, there was 19th century author Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. In his 1870 novel Venus in Furs, young Severin von Kusiemski submits himself as a slave to Wanda von Dunajew, demanding the woman treat him in progressively degrading ways. In Boise Contemporary VENUS IN FUR Theater’s hilariRuns through Saturday, ous, sexy producNov. 1. Boise Contempotion of David Ives’ rary Theater, 854 Fulton St., 208-331-9224, Tony nominated Venus in Fur, Thomas (Dwayne Blackaller) is a playwright and director adapting Sacher-Masoch’s novel to the stage. He’s frustrated with the women who have auditioned for the part of Wanda, when Vanda (Annie Bulow) blasts through the door, begging for a shot at the part. She’s brassy and charismatic, and knows a little too much about Thomas and his play for comfort. It soon becomes clear that while Thomas is the director, he may not be the person in charge. BCT’s stunning Venus in Fur will have audiences laughing out loud and squirming in their seats by turns. This is one of those rare works that turn male privilege on its head in a way that’s likely to get men talking about how they take women for granted, and women thinking about the burden of love. Bulow’s Vanda is a dynamo. Her projection and charisma are outsized, and as she tromped around in black pumps and a red corset, she didn’t just chew scenery, she was creating it as she went along. Thomas—as well as the audience—were in her thrall. Props, literally, go to costume designer Hanna Newbill, who outfitted Bulow in the raciest of getups and Blackaller in a goofy frock coat; and to props master Bronwyn Leslie, who found a plush red Victorian sofa with its own sex appeal to serve as centerpiece. With a two-person cast and sparse set, the play is minimal, and without Bulow’s eruptive presence, its more outrageous scenes could have fallen flat. But with Matthew Cameron Clark directing and the right female lead, Venus in Fur doesn’t purr: It roars. —Harrison Berry BOISEWEEKLY | OCTOBER 15–21, 2014 | 23

MUSIC GUIDE WEDNESDAY OCT. 15 THE CHOP TOPSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;With Screaminâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Rebel Angels and Demoni. 8 p.m. $10 adv., $13 door. Crazy Horse

NOAH GUNDERSONâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;With Caroline Rose. 7 p.m. $10 adv., $12 door. Neurolux SHON SANDERSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; 5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365 SOFT SWELLSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8 p.m. $5. Flying M Coffeegarage

EDDIE AND THE HOTRODSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; With Dime Runner and Old One Two. 9 p.m. $8. The Shredder

THE POLISH AMBASSADORâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; With Liminus, Mr. Lif, Ayala Nereo and Wildlight. See Listen Here, Page 23. 9 p.m., $18, The Bouquet

GRIFFIN HOUSEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;With Andy Byron and Jimmy Bivens. 7:30 p.m. $25-$35. Sapphire Room

TYLER BUSHMANâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

MASTODONâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;With Gojira and Kvelertak. 7:30 p.m. $25-$55. Revolution

VIBRAGUNâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;With Pop Overkill and Red Hands Black Feet. 7 p.m. $5. The Crux

MIKE CRAMERâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;7 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel

WILD WOMEN WEDNESDAYS WITH DJ BONZâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9 p.m. FREE. Shortyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

MISSISSIPPI MARSHALLâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;6:30 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow


FREUDIAN SLIPâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;7 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel

BARELY ALIVEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;With Dodge & Fuski. 9 p.m. $5-$15. Revolution

REBECCA SCOTTâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;7 p.m. FREE. Sockeye

FRIM FRAM FOURâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

SNOOZY MOONâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;7:30 p.m. FREE. The District

AARON BEHRENS & THE MIDNIGHT STROLLâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;With Ranch Ghost. 7 p.m. $12 adv., $14 door. Neurolux

SAINTSENECAâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;With Busmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Holiday and Lost Ones. 7 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. The Crux

BROTHERS GRAHAM & FRIENDSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;7:30 p.m. FREE. High Note

BLUES FOR BRICKS BENEFIT CONCERTâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Mississippi Marshall Hopper. Proceeds beneďŹ t The Idaho City Historical Foundation. 5 p.m. $12-$16. The Springs Resort, Idaho City

SOUL SERENEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365

DJ DUSTY Câ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SOUL PARTYâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;11 p.m. FREE. Neurolux EASE UPâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;10 p.m. $5. Tom Graineyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

SOUL SERENEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub & Grill VOODOO ORGANISTâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;With Storie Grubb & The Holy Wars and Gorcias. 8 p.m. $5. Crazy Horse

JOHN CAZANâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;5 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel


JOSHUA TREEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

DAVE ROBINETTEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;7 p.m. FREE. Joâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sunshine

ANDY CORTENS DUOâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

LVL UPâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;With Mitski and guests TBA. 7 p.m. $8. The Crux

BERNIE REILLYâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;7 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel

FOREIGN RESORTâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;With Star Warrior and Polo Mirror. See Listen Here, Page 23. 8 p.m. $5. Crazy Horse

AUDIO VISUAL DJâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;10 p.m. $5. Graineyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Basement

MICHAEL BRUESCHâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;6 p.m. FREE. Artistblue

BOISE HIVE: A NIGHT OF BOISE HIP-HOPâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Featuring Earthlings Entertainment, Oso Negro, Exit Prose, Infected Dread and Last

BRANDON PRITCHETTâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; 10 p.m. FREE. Tom Graineyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

K THEORYâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8:30 p.m. $15-$30. Knitting Factory

MOTTO KITTYâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9 p.m. $3. Kay and Traciâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s



the release of Cape Dory and Young and Old, Tennis look and a persona and a dance move or something. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have those things, and I never will.â&#x20AC;? started getting coverage from NPR, Stereogum, Nylon Magazine and other prominent outlets. The Whether Moore has those things, her bold band also performed on The Tonight Show with Jay move suits Tennisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest work. Supplanting the sunny, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s girl group-inĂ uenced sound of earlier Leno and The Late Show with David Letterman. Some of the scrutiny wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t so welcome. albums with the nimble beats of â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70s and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;80s â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell you how many times people have new wave and disco, Ritual in Repeat showcases the suggested that I stop playing an instrument live Denver-based bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s smartest, catchiest recordso I can just sing and engage the crowd and be a ings to date. noted that â&#x20AC;&#x153;this effort sees the band moving from their poppy doo-wop surf frontperson,â&#x20AC;? Moore said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a pianist and I play instruments.â&#x20AC;? rock into slightly harder terrain.â&#x20AC;? Moore said those suggestions are symptomatic Fans of Tennis can venture into that terrain on of a double standard in the music industry. It Saturday, Oct. 18, when the band plays the Knitting Factory with Portland, Ore.-based New Age extends not just to performing but to songwriting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s funny to me that someone who reviews group Pure Bathing Culture. The title â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ritual in Repeatâ&#x20AC;? came from a song- music doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand poetic license or a thought experiment. If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a girl writing a song, writing and recording regimen that Moore and Riley developed. They spend certain hours of each itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like her journal entry. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a one-to-one correspondence of her life.â&#x20AC;? day playing their instruments, Such is not the case with reading, writing and editing TENNIS Tennisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent work. Unlike older material. The couple With Pure Bathing Culture and Transistor Send, Saturday, Oct. the autobiographical Cape worked out this routine as 18, 8 p.m., $13-$25. Knitting FacDory, Ritual in Repeat seeks Tennis suffered what Moore tory, 416 S. Ninth St., 208-367to draw in as many different called a â&#x20AC;&#x153;massive identity 1212, points of view as possible. crisisâ&#x20AC;? while trying to write a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Growing up the daughter follow-up to Young and Old. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were realizing that the only way to get out of a pastor in a large family that was all homeof that was to kind of trick ourselves into shutting schooledâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel like those are universal experiences,â&#x20AC;? Moore said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With Ritual in Repeat, I down your inner critic and your most analytic BEN SCHULTZ wrote songs for and about other women, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve self,â&#x20AC;? Moore said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and just doing true work and never done that before. And I was trying to pull not really looking back.â&#x20AC;? Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore, the husband-andOnce Pitchfork and other websites picked up archetypal things from it.â&#x20AC;? This approach helped Riley and Moore start wife duo behind indie-pop group Tennis, know the story, Moore and Riley felt obligated to use the Having established her creative process, Moore Tennis in the Ă&#x20AC;rst place. For the songs on Cape the pressure of image. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve felt it since the photo as the cover. It set a template for subseis excited to bring Tennis back into the public release of their debut album Cape Dory (2011), the quent album covers: Young and Old (2012) and the Dory, they drew on their experiences sailing eyeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and ear. around the Eastern Seaboard for a year. cover of which features Moore reclining in black EP Small Sound (2013) both feature portraits of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The ambiguity of experience and the way â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was so easy to write those songs because heels and a navy blue lace jumpsuit. Moore. After artist Michael Carney Ă&#x20AC;nished the that you Ă&#x20AC;lter everything through your own there were no stakes,â&#x20AC;? Moore remembered. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was a press photo we had made sarcasti- cover art for Ritual in Repeat (2014), Moore told one heard us. No one expected anything from us. frameworkâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the most interesting thing to cally and it got leaked,â&#x20AC;? Moore said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At that time, him to cover her face with spray paint. people were very trigger-happy with blog posts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[It] speaks to the way that I feel about feeling We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to show anyone [the songs] ever if me about art and songwriting,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not really a song until itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heard by somebody else, if we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to.â&#x20AC;? Somebody just wrote, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tennisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Album Cover An- pressured to be this identiĂ&#x20AC;able presence in the Soon enough, a lot of people heard them. With that makes sense.â&#x20AC;? nounced,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and posted this picture.â&#x20AC;? band,â&#x20AC;? Moore said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;with a signature style and a



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MUSIC GUIDE King Outlaw. 8 p.m. $5. Crazy Horse

TRIPLE THREAT— 9 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine


THE VAN ALLEN BELT—With Love Inks and Sleepy Seeds. 8 p.m. $5 adv., $7 door. Flying M Coffeegarage

ERIC GRAE—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill JERRY FEE— 7:30 p.m. FREE. The District JOSHUA TREE—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s LECRAE—With Andy Mineo and DJ Promote. 7 p.m. $25-$100. Revolution LEVERSON—With Camas. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise Stage Stop MATT BORDEN—10 p.m. $5. Tom Grainey’s MEGAN NELSON—7 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s MOJO ROUNDERS— 9 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s MOTTO KITTY—9 p.m. $3. Kay and Traci’s PASSAFIRE—With Holiday Friends. 7 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux

SUNDAY OCT. 19 BURGER RECORDS: CARAVAN OF STARS 2014—Featuring Together Pangea, Mozes and The Firstborn, The Memories, and AJ Davila y Terror Amor. 7 p.m. $12 adv., $14 door. The Crux JIM LEWIS—6 p.m. FREE. Lulu’s ST. BALDRICKS FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER—Rebecca Scott. 8 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s


RYAN WISSINGER—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub & Grill

1332 RECORDS PUNK MONDAY—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid

TENNIS—With Pure Bathing Culture. See Noise, Page 22. 8 p.m. $15-$25. Knitting Factory

O’DEATH—With Stone Jack Jones. 7 p.m. $10 adv., $12 door. Neurolux


TUESDAY OCT. 21 KARAOKE WITH CHRIS JOHNSON—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine MINNESOTA—With Jackal and G Jones. 8 p.m. $10-$25. Revolution NAOMI PSALM—5:30 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s

YAQUINA BAY—With A Mighty Band of Microbes. 7 p.m. $5. The Tree House YOUNG CREATURES—With RevoltRevolt, Sleepy Seeds and Mindrips. 7 p.m. $5. The Crux


NNU JAZZ REVIVAL—8 p.m. FREE. Flying M Coffeegarage

THE BODY—With Obscured by the Sun and Oilslave. 8 p.m. $5. Crazy Horse

PATTY GRIFFIN—With John Fullbright. 8 p.m. $40 adv., $45 door. Egyptian

MUSEE MECANIQUE—With Thomas Paul. 7 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux


NAAN VIOLENCE—With Paper Gates. 7 p.m. $5. The Crux

SOUL SERENE—7 p.m. FREE. Sockeye

OPHELIA— 8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

SPEEDY ORTIZ—7 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux

PATRICIA FOLKNER—7 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel

TIMEFLIES—With Kap Slap. 8 p.m. $25-$50. Knitting Factory

THE WILD FEATHERS—With Apache Relay and Desert Noises. 8 p.m. $15-$25. Knitting Factory

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




Ah, the good ol’ days. As much as we love our 21st century mod cons, nostalgia creeps in when we’re filling the tank with $4 per gallon gas or shelling out $50 for a concert ticket. Crazy Horse 2.0 lives in a sweet spot in the middle: The venue has been updated, but sometimes its admission prices are less than the cost of a combo meal with a side of cool. Case in point: Copenhagen, Denmark-based trio The Foreign Resort, which is itself a purveyor of old-meets-new. Listening to TFR’s melancholy goth-rock/new-wave is a little like going home—if Robert Smith was part of your teen-angst soundtrack. TFR is worth the cover cost alone, but $5 at the door also includes a night of atmospheric, hypnotizing, danceable synth sounds from locals Star Warrior, PoloMirror and DJ Louie Bash. —Amy Atkins

Though he’s not a state-sanctioned diplomat, David “The Polish Ambassador” Sugalski has done a great deal to make fun, poppy EDM look—and sound—good. His latest release, Pushing Through the Pavement (Jumpsuit Records, June 2014) is a hiphop, funk, indie, R&B hybrid that is uber danceable. TPA is also trying to make a difference in a more grounded way—the P in “Polish” could stand for “permaculture,” which is, in a nutshell, sustainable living through ethics and design. Boise on his TPA Permaculture Action Tour and on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m. Sugalski and company will turn a front lawn on State Street into an “ecologically regenerative food forest.” Get more at and —Amy Atkins

8 p.m., $5. Crazy Horse, 1519 W. Main St., 208-982-4294, BOI S EW EEKLY.COM

With Liminus, Mr. Lif, Ayla Nereo and Wildlight, 9 p.m., $18. The Bouquet, 1010 W. Main St., BOISEWEEKLY | OCTOBER 15–21, 2014 | 25


KAHLUA MIDNIGHT, 750 ML, $10.95 This syrupy, 70-proof concoction has a brownish caramel hue and heavy, nose hair-singing hints of rum and burnt black coffee. On the palate, it has a medicinal flavor that one taster compared to “coffee Robitussin.” Unfortunately, this liquor’s high alcohol content made for a tooboozy White Russian. PATRON XO CAFE, 750 ML, $21.95 This 70-proof libation pours oily thick and smells like dark roasted coffee beans. Though the tequila is muted on the nose, it’s intense on the palate, along with maple syrupy sweetness. Though this liquor had ample sugar and body to stand up to a White Russian, the tequila flavors were overpowering. This one would be better in a cup of hot coffee with a splash of cream. HOUSE SPIRITS COFFEE LIQUEUR, 375 ML, $19.95 This 40-proof liqueur is perfectly Portland. Made from Barbados molasses that’s pot-distilled into rum and blended with cold-pressed coffee from Stumptown Coffee Roasters, it has a dangerously smooth cold brew flavor with hints of molasses, licorice and powdered hot chocolate. Though not sweet enough to pull its weight in a White Russian, the panel agreed it was “very chuggable” over ice. —Tara Morgan 26 | OCTOBER 15–21, 2014 | BOISEWEEKLY



It’s hard to watch The Big Lebowski without craving a Caucasian, The Dude’s name for a White Russian. Every time Jeff Bridges stirs together a heavy glug of Kahlua, vodka and half-and-half (or even powdered coffee creamer), we get fixated on the milky cocktail. This week we decided to do some White Russian research and sample three unique coffee-flavored boozes in the classic cocktail.

CAPITOL CELLARS TAKES OVER FORMER MORTIMER’S SPACE Plus MFT BBQ moves and changes its name to BBQ4LIFE TARA MORGAN Charles A. “Skip” Smyser—an attorney, lobbyist and former Republican state legislator—purchased the former District Coffeehouse space at 110 S. Fifth St. and is transforming it into a restaurant and wine bar called Capitol Cellars. “Everything’s going to have a political theme,” said Smyser, whose life after elected ofÀce includes founding Lobby Idaho, LLC. “That’s sort of the fun because my wife [Melinda Smyser] was a state senator and so was I. So we sort of live in the world of politics.” The small, subterranean space, which once housed Àne dining favorite Mortimer’s, is currently in the midst of a makeover. Gesturing to an empty area near the front door, Smyser described how the restaurant will look once construction is completed. “We’re going to have three booths along here—this is going to be the Speaker, this is going to be the Pro Tem and this is going to be the Governor,” said Smyser, walking under a gray brick archway and pointing to another vacant space, “And this will be the Lobbyist table, which will be the nicest place in the building.” Smyser plans to serve a limited breakfast, with an assortment of pastries and quiches sourced from other local businesses. He also plans to offer DOMA Coffee from Post Falls served in tableside coffee pots. “We’re going to try to have an upscale coffee experience with china and real coffee cups and we’ll bring you a china coffee pot,” said Smyser. “We’re trying to have it as a place where people can do business.” Capitol Cellars will also serve lunch and dinner, with dishes that highlight local ingredients. “We’re going to really focus on Idaho food

Former State Sen. Charles A. “Skip” Smyser creates a space for Idaho’s wheelers and dealers.

and Idaho wines; trying to do the farm-to-market, fairly limited menu,” said Smyser. “We’re looking at prime rib, though, every night. Idaho lamb, Idaho pork, Idaho beef, Idaho trout. And having a good selection of salads and sandwiches and soups.” Though the main dining area is relatively small—it seats 58 people—Smyser also purchased an adjacent unit to use as a private dining room/ wine cellar space. A mural of the Idaho Capitol will adorn one wall in the wine cellar, while wine bottles from across Idaho and the world will be prominently displayed elsewhere. Smyser plans to collaborate with local winemakers to host wine tasting events and dinners in the space. “Downtown Boise’s really the heart of Idaho politics. … We want people to be able to civilly talk about politics or anything else here,” said Smyser. “We won’t be having TVs; it’s going to be a place to come enjoy the food, enjoy your company and hopefully enjoy the coffee or the wine.” Though Smyser is hesitant to “self-impose some deadline” on when Capitol Cellars will open, he said he hopes it will be sometime this year. “When we’re ready, we’re going to open,” he said. In restaurant relocation news, MFT BBQ & Vegan Food is vacating the Rodeway Inn hotel space at 1115 N. Curtis Road and moving to the former Rooster’s Eatery and Catering spot in the Vista Village Shopping Center. “We were unhappy with how they run things here so we started looking for another spot,” said owner Brad Taylor. “So we found the old Rooster spot and signed a lease for it and then like two days later … the owner of the hotel told us that they were closing the doors [Sunday, Oct. 19]. So if we hadn’t already been on top of it, we would’ve been in serious trouble.”

But the address isn’t the only thing that’s changing. MFT BBQ is also rebranding to BBQ4LIFE. Though the spot will still use My Family Tradition brand barbecue sauces, Taylor said the two companies aren’t actually linked in any other way. “Scott Tharp is the one that does the [My Family Tradition] barbecue sauce. … When we started out, we were a mobile unit and he came to us and we started using the sauce and eventually he came to us with an offer to take on the name, and so we did,” explained Taylor. “But at this point, both companies are growing pretty quickly and it just sort of works out better for both of us if we just make that separation now.” Taylor plans to start offering a small breakfast menu at BBQ4LIFE’s new location, which will include a fairly traditional lineup of eggs, houseground sausage and possibly biscuits and gravy. “For the most part our menu’s going to stay the same,” said Taylor. “We are in the process right now of adding more stuff to the vegan side of the menu. … There’s some jackfruit involved, we’re working on a vegan burger and then all of the breakfast stuff we’re going to do.” Asked whether he thinks customers will be confused about the sudden move and name change, Taylor said: “Luckily for the majority of our customers that come in on a regular basis, they’re used to seeing BBQ4LIFE because we’ve had that name around for the past four or Àve months on T-shirts and stickers and stuff so it’s not a real big surprise to anybody.” MFT BBQ & Vegan Food’s last day at the Rodeway Inn will be Sunday, Oct. 19. Taylor hopes to have BBQ4LIFE open at 930 S. Vista Ave. on Tuesday, Oct. 21. “We’re going to do our best; it’s going to be hard but we’re shooting for the 21st,” said Taylor. For more info, visit B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


Pride hits Boise at the right time GEORGE PRENTICE Midway through the Oct. 9 City Club of Idaho Falls debate between Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and Democratic challenger A.J. Balukoff, Otter wouldn’t budge in his cowboy boots from his long-standing rhetoric about it being his “duty” to defend Idaho’s ban on same-sex unions. The City Club of Boise had gathered at the Owyhee to view the debate, via closedPeriod piece Pride takes viewers to the English picket lines of the ’80s, but the message holds true today. circuit broadcast. As Otter continued to argue against gay marriage, an elderly man at the Boise It was still early in Nighy’s acting career when gathering looked at his wife and started shaking year’s surprise hit to emerge from the Toronto Thatcherism gripped his homeland. International Film Festival. Its Friday, Oct. 17, his head. Minutes later, as Otter was saying he “I recall people, in same-sex relationships, was still anxious to take his argument to the U.S. debut in Boise, at the height of Idaho’s historygoing to prison for public displays of affecmaking debate on LGBT rights, couldn’t be Supreme Court, the man’s head began shaktions,” he said. “It’s bizarre to think of that, but more perfect. ing more deliberately. When the governor said it was only 30 years ago. It’s still a bit overMargaret Thatcher’s austere government that Idaho was being unfairly tagged as being whelming to watch someone say ‘I love you’ in a stared down English and Welsh coal mining anti-gay, the man Ànally leaned forward and in public place in today’s Britain.” unions in 1984, with the Iron Lady crippling a loud whisper said, “That is total bullshit. You Pride adeptly chronicles the tale of a group scores of mining communities by refusing to can print that.” called Lesbians and Gays Support the MinBoy, is there a movie for that guy and anyone negotiate fair-wage demands from the unions. ers, and how they raised thousands of British That’s when a small band of gay Londoners, else who is passionate about what has become also all too familiar with Thatcher’s conservative pounds for rural towns throughout the English one of the most important debates in modern chokehold, decided to align themselves with the and Welsh countryside whose miners were on Idaho history. the picket lines for more than a year. The Àlm older-than-dirt miners. Pride—based on the true takes us from tiny Welsh towns to the under“There was a time, under story of a 1980s alliance between PRIDE (R ) ground clubs of 1980s London, with musical the Thatcher administration, British coal miners and LGBT Directed by Matthew Warchus Starring Bill Nighy, Imelda blasts-from-the-past such as Culture Club, Grace when I used to apologize activists—spins you around Staunton, Dominic West Jones, Tears for Fears and Frankie Goes to for my country’s behavior,” to a soundtrack of Wham and Opens Friday at The Flicks, Hollywood. Pride has an abundance of moments Bill Nighy, one of the Àlm’s Pet Shop Boys and pinches you 646 W. Fulton St., 208-342that are a lot of fun, but the Àlm never strays far stars, told Boise Weekly in a in the arse—all while deliver4288, from a foundation of evenhandedness, respect post screening interview in ing an important history lesson Toronto. In Pride, the 65-year- and tolerance. One can only hope Idaho’s goveron what unites us rather than old Nighy portrays a shy, reserved labor leader in nor would buy a ticket for a chance to see what divides us. Cut from the same cinematic cloth that might look like. one of his most subtle, touching performances. as The Full Monty and Billy Elliot, Pride was this

SCREEN LISTINGS HIGHLIGHTS OF THE IDAHO HORROR FILM FESTIVAL There’s a lot wedged into the inaugural three-day Idaho Horror Film Festival—44 films, live music, cocktail competitions—but below are a few highlights. All screenings are at The Egyptian Theatre except for Chip and Bernie’s Zomance. Find the full programming schedule at


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Study: Flashing lights may help ward off wolves.

DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE RECEIVE GRANT TO WORK WITH WOLVES Research into nonlethal wolf control measures received a boost in Idaho with a $10,000 grant awarded to Defenders of Wildlife. The nonprofit conservation organization, which focuses on wolves, is putting the money—from the Christine Stevens Wildlife Award of the Animal Welfare Institute—toward a research project into a technology called “foxlights.” Suzanne Stone, Northern Rockies representative with Defenders of Wildlife, has worked with wolves in Idaho for 27 years, but first discovered foxlights last year while collaborating with a researcher in Australia who was working on dingo recovery. The lights flash randomly, mimicking someone walking through a forest with a flashlight. Stone said because the flashes are random, animals can’t get used to it. “We don’t know for certain that it will work with wolves,” she said, “but that’s what we’ll be testing and it’s an exciting tool because it’s inexpensive and it’ll prevent habitation.” Foxlights are used around the world: from lions in Africa and grizzly bears in Canada, to snow leopards in Mongolia. In Idaho, testing will begin as the spring grazing season kicks off in Blaine County, as well as in eastern Oregon and eastern Washington. According to AWI wildlife biologist D.J. Schubert, Stone’s proposal was “unique.” “Wolves are controversial, and we didn’t select it because it involved wolves,” he said. “It’s more because of the actual study, the fact that we’re looking at technology from other counties and seeing how it could work in North America.” Stone said there are about 650 wolves in Idaho. Compared to 50,000 coyotes, 3,000 mountain lions and 20,000 black bears, wolves are the state’s rarest large carnivore. “That’s why we’re trying to find good conservation strategies that are nonlethal, so we can prevent conflicts [with livestock] from happening,” she said. In honor of National Wolf Awareness week, Oct. 12-18, the Defenders will host a film and discussion on Oct. 15 from 6-8 p.m. at the MK Nature Center to talk more about nonlethal efforts to protect livestock and wolves. —Jessica Murri 28 | OCTOBER 15–21, 2014 | BOISEWEEKLY


RECREATION ROUND THE WORLD: PART III Andrew Mentzer rides from Boise to Boston in his quest to circle the world via motorcycle ANDREW MENTZER Following a 2012 tour across Australia and a 2013 tour through Southeast Asia, I ran into a roadblock of the political and geographic variety. I couldn’t head west from Thailand into Burma, a dark state, and the cost of arranging a tour guide and securing a People’s Republic of China driver’s license—both legal requirements for entering China with a foreign full-sized motorcycle—all became prohibitive. I had been following in my father’s footsteps: In 1977-78, he circumnavigated the globe on a motorcycle. Feeling a little deÁated, I tucked tail and headed east, pursuant of Ànding my way back to my end point at 90-degrees latitude— approximately Almaty, Kazakhstan. North America, Europe and Central Asia remained. I would still ride around the world, it would just take two directions to Ànish. After a three-month-long administrative nightmare to retrieve my custom-built Happy Trails Kawasaki KLR 650 adventure bike from Thailand—and rehabilitating from a broken leg and a torn ACL—it was time to tackle North America. I rode across the United States twice in 2008 during a 31-state, 7,700-mile barn-burner atop a Kawasaki Versys, but this time would be different. Now, I was on a single cylinder semidirt machine that is, simply, not intended for interstate touring. Leaving Boise’s North End on Sept. 13, I had mixed feelings. Touring is a blast, and I love to travel solo, but I didn’t know what a week of mostly interstate riding would do to my recently recovered body. Riding highway speeds on a bike that is best suited to remote two-lane roads and dirt two-track meant I would take a beating. Hunched over my 10-gallon IMS tank at 75 mph, I felt a sense of urgency to Ànd some roads less traveled, which would make this leg of the trip halfway enjoyable. It would have to wait: I needed to make time and had a tight schedule. My return Áight, six days away, hung in the distance as both a motivator and an unwelcome

Notes from the road: Nebraska, unlike Idaho, is mostly privately owned; New Yorkers are actually nice.

reminder of mileage quotas for each day. I rolled into Salt Lake City that evening and met up with a friend from high school who has carved out a successful niche in the SLC real estate market. We headed out for a night on the town, and an evening of revelry in SLC’s up-andcoming Sugarhouse District transitioned into a foggy jaunt the next morning through Utah’s Uinta Mountains. Highway 40 was an ideal counterpart on day two. Its scenic twists and turns and lack of semitruck trafÀc made it a welcome alternative to the I-84/I-80 corridor. A fuel stop in Vernal, Utah, and a lively playlist in my headphones helped the miles pass quickly before I rolled into Steamboat Springs, Colo. I needed to snap out of the numb brainscape required to complete as many as 12 hours a day on the bike—I had to make some decisions. I have friends in Denver, but I was burning daylight, thanks to the previous evening’s shenanigans. A dreadlocked gawker at the Kum & Go gas station in Steamboat Springs told me about a “shortcut” sure to shave an hour off my ride into the greater Denver area. Tired and not thinking clearly, I took the advice. It didn’t take long for me to get turned around on Highway 14 northbound, and I ended up at a shithole motel

in Laramie, Wyo., where I stayed for the night. The next morning, I awoke to 33-degree temps and the dread of getting back on Interstate 80. Few things are worse when touring than semi-truck trafÀc. Semi drivers seldom see motorcyclists and almost never run at consistent speeds. The slight pitches in eastern Wyoming’s geography resulted in playing chicken with two, three or four tractor trailers while trying to pass. These trucks spin off mean vortices that can easily push a bike into the median. For the Àrst time in my riding career, I longed for a big, powerful, midlife-crisis cruiser with a tall windshield and tons of power. From Laramie’s 7,000-plus-foot surrounding plains, I continued east to the Nebraska line. Through previous rides across Kansas and Texas in 2008, the bar was set pretty low, but I knew two things about the Midwest: 1.) the people are relatively nice, 2.) the scenery is almost nonexistent along major transportation corridors. I stopped for fuel and a bite to eat in Sidney, Neb., and I still haven’t determined whether what happened next was a stroke of good fortune or bad. After I scarfed down a six-inch turkey sub, I straddled the KLR and performed my pre-ride routine: helmet strapped, check; gloves buckled, check; wallet and phone pockets zipped, check; B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

key on, hit the starter and roll. Not check. The bike gave a groggy squawk followed by an obnoxious buzzing. The battery was toast. I knew exactly what had happened. While riding into Laramie the night before, I had been running the bike’s high beams and heated grips, which overloaded the battery and charging system, resulting in a dead battery. The bike turned over easily on the cold start earlier that morning but lost its remaining juice across the Nebraska border. Thankfully, there was a car dealership next to the restaurant, so I moseyed over to the shop. One of the mechanics, a squat, friendly guy in his late 20s, said he had a trickle charger at home. He was nice enough to get it during his lunch break, and he let me throw a 4-amp charge on the bike for an hour. As I pulled the plastic side panels off the KLR, I had Áashbacks to similar troubles in Australia and Malaysia. After a few thousand miles, I had learned not to panic and roll with the punches. When you’re riding your machine hard, it will occasionally leave you hanging. That’s the name of the game. Being able to expediently review your options, Ànd the right Àx and get back on the road is all part of the fun. With the delay, I only made it as far as Kearney, Neb. The next day, I stopped in Lincoln, Neb., for a quick oil change. With a reusable oil Àlter, the whole process took me fewer than 10 minutes, and the guys at Frontier Harley were gracious enough to dispose of my old, blackened oil. Next up was lunch in Omaha at JD’s Tavern with Dave, another old friend from Boise. He moved out to Nebraska with his wife and kids a few years back to take a job managing a real estate appraisal unit for a major bank. With his thumb on the pulse of land topics in the Midwest, I picked Dave’s brain for a comparison to Idaho. He distilled an otherwise complex answer into a single sentence: “We have awesome public land in Idaho and everything out here is privately owned.” I was suddenly overtaken with a sense of gratitude for my home state. I would hate to have to know somebody who owned frontage on a creek or river in order to go Àshing. The majority of Idaho is public land—we’re spoiled rotten. From Omaha, I crossed the Missouri River into Iowa—roller country. The relatively Áat farm lands of Nebraska gave way to a pleasant 200mile sequence of gentle hills neatly adorned with perfectly manicured troughs of corn. I descended into Davenport, Iowa, and found another cheap motel off of I-80. That evening, I walked over to the Iowa Machine Shed—a legendary restaurant with robust grub and a folksy vibe. The classic tractor collection at the entry and rows of 18-wheelers in the parking lot are indicators of the menu offerings: vegetarians need not enter. Pulled pork, beef brisket and corn bread were favorites at the tables surrounding mine. I opted for a massive chicken ceasar salad, cold Leinenkugel beer and apple dumpling for desert. Full and BOI S EW EEKLY.COM



Notes from the road: Nebraska, unlike Idaho, is mostly privately owned; New Yorkers are actually nice.

happy, I headed back to my room, a stone’s throw from the Mississippi River and Illinois State line. The next day was a bastard. It seemed as though every semi in the Midwest converged on the cluster of highways and interstates south of Chicago. After navigating heavy truck trafÀc into Joliet, Ill., I stopped in Gary, Ind., for fuel. Seldom have I encountered the local stink-eye so Àercely as in this armpit of the rust belt. I gassed up in haste and made my way to the toll road bound for South Bend: Notre Dame country. By now, the farms and Àelds had been replaced by some nice fall foliage, making the ride more scenic. I cruised through South Bend, noting the collegiate atmosphere, and pushed all the way into Cleveland for the night. I arrived just in time to take Jake and Camille, two friends from high school, to dinner. Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic, these two work an intense schedule. Jake hammers out night shifts in the emergency room while Camille works in cancer research during the day. They love what they do and maintain an almost-superhuman level of energy. Jake went straight to work after dinner, and Camille and I returned to their downtown Cleveland condo. It was great seeing all these people I had remained in touch with, yet somehow rationalized not visiting for many years. For the record, Cleveland was one of the most charming and enjoyable cities on my entire trip. The next day, I headed north along Lake Erie into Pennsylvania. I made a fuel stop in Erie, Pa., before hitting I-86 east into Binghamton, N.Y. Upstate New York is beautiful in the fall, and the mixture of deciduous and coniferous trees, and clean, crisp air, made for a relaxed ride. I rolled through the Adirondack and Catskill mountains before stopping for the night in Oneonta, N.Y. I was 175 miles from the end of this leg of my journey. I hadn’t been paying much attention to the minutiae of the cultures I subtly experienced

atop my KLR but in Oneonta, the thick New York accent gave me my Àrst sense of being far from home, and the people I met in this region were incredibly nice, debunking my previous opinion of “East Coast assholes.” The next day, I passed through the outskirts of Albany, N.Y., and headed for the Massachusetts turnpike and I-90. I was on schedule, so I elected to take backroads to my Ànal destination of Shelburne Falls, Mass. I stopped at the Creamery in PittsÀeld, Mass., for the best avocado and bacon sandwich I’ve ever eaten, and then took my time putting along to my Ànal stop. My GPS routed me all over the place before spitting me out on a long unpaved country drive leading to a 200-year-old barn. The barn and its surrounding 23 acres call Bill Cosby a neighbor, and belong to my friends Josh and Taresa, who offered to store my bike for the winter (in the 200-year-old barn). I had made it across America in six days, rolling 2,910 miles under the tires of my KLR. Taresa, Josh and I made plans for a night of fun in Boston, 90 minutes away. Weary from the week, I booked a room in an upscale hotel next to the Boston Commons, and after a traditional Irish dinner and a few whiskeys, I was on a Áight back to Boise. With 13 states and almost 3,000 miles behind me, I learned that every inch of America has something to offer a student of the road; the interstate highway system is an unsexy but extremely important piece of infrastructure; and there’s no place like home. Europe 2015—Paris to Istanbul—is ofÀcially in the pipeline. This is another chapter in Andrew Mentzer’s account of his round-the-world motorcycle journey, which he began in 2012. His father Terry crossed the world on a motorcycle in 1977-78, and both of their journeys are chronicled at Find parts I and II of Mentzer’s travels on BOISEWEEKLY | OCTOBER 15–21, 2014 | 29



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B O I S E W E E K LY IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: LILEIGH PARKER WRIGHT, minor child, Case No. CV NC 14-08881 AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE A Petition to change the name of LILEIGH PARKER WRIGHT, a minor, now residing in Boise, Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to LILEIGH PARKER MATEJCEK. The reason for the change in name is: 1. The Petitioner is the natural father of the child; 2. A Judgment and Order re; Filiation, Custody, Support, and Reimbursement was entered on March 29, 2012, and among other things, authorized the Bureau of Vital Statistics to issue a new birth certificate reflecting that the Petitioner is the legal father of LI-

LEIGH PARKER WRIGHT. 3. The parties were awarded joint legal and joint physical custody of LILEIGH PARKER WRIGHT. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 1:30 o’clock p.m. on November 20, 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 change. WITNESS my hand and seal of said District Court this 18th day of Sept. 2014. CHRISTOPHER RICH, Clerk By: DEBRA URIZAR DEPUTY CLERK PUB Oct. 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2014. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE 4TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: LINDA MARIE JACZKO, 12/14/1971 Legal Name

NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Linda Marie Jaczko, 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 Linda Marie Cannon. The reason for the change in name is: I am going back to my maiden name. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on (date) Nov 18 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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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): New York City’s Diamond District is home to more than 2,000 businesses that buy and sell jewelry. Throughout the years, many people have lost bits of treasure there. Valuable bits of gold and gems have fallen off necklaces, earrings, watches and other accessories. Now an enterprising man named Raffi Stepnanian is cashing in. Using tweezers and a butter knife, he mines for the rich pickings that are packed in the mud of sidewalk cracks and gutters. “The percentage of gold out here on the street is greater than the amount of gold you would find in a mine,” he says. I’d love to see you get inspired by his efforts, Aries. Dig for treasure in unlikely places where no one else would deign to look. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In 1987, a college freshman named Mike Hayes was having trouble paying for his education at the University of Illinois. He appealed for help to the famous newspaper columnist Bob Greene, who asked each of his many readers to send Hayes a penny. The response was tidal. Although most of the ensuing donations were small, they added up to over $28,000—enough for Hayes to finance his degree. I encourage you to take a comparable approach in the coming weeks, Taurus: Ask for a little from a lot of different sources.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The word “abracadabra” is a spell that stage magicians utter at the climax of their tricks: the catalyst that supposedly makes a rabbit materialize from a hat or an assistant disappear in a puff of smoke. There’s no real sorcery. It’s an illusion perpetrated by the magician’s hocus-pocus. But “abracadabra” has a less-wellknown history as an incantation used by real magicians to generate authentic wizardry. It can be traced back to Gnostic magi of the second century. They and their successors believed that merely speaking the word aloud evokes a potency not otherwise available. I invite you to experiment with this possibility, Gemini. Say “abracadabra” to boost your confidence and enhance your derring-do. You already have more power than usual to change things that have been resistant to change, and intoning some playfully ferocious “abracadabras” may put your efforts over the top. CANCER (June 21-July 22): The 17th-century writer Rene Descartes is regarded as the father of modern philosophy and the founder of rationalism. His famous catchphrase is a centerpiece of the Western intellectual tradition: “I think, therefore I am.” Here’s what I find amusing and alarming about the man: He read almost nothing besides the Bible and the work of Catholic theologian Thomas Aquinas. He

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You can’t give what you don’t have. Here’s a corollary: You can sort of half-give what you halfhave, but that may lead to messy complications and turn out to be worse than giving nothing at all. So here’s what I recommend: Devote yourself to acquiring a full supply of what you want to give. Be motivated by the frustration you feel at not being able to give it yet. Call on your stymied generosity to be the driving force that inspires you to get the missing magic. When you’ve finally got it, give it. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I suspect that one of your allies or loved ones will get caught in his or her own trap. The way you respond will be crucial for how the rest of the story plays out. On the one hand, you shouldn’t climb into the trap with them and get tangled up in the snarl. On the other hand, it won’t serve your long-term interests to be cold and unhelpful. So what’s the best strategy? First, empathize with their pain, but don’t make it your own. Second, tell the blunt

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In 1936, Libran author F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote about the “crackup” he had experienced years earlier. It included this tough realization: “I had been only a mediocre caretaker of most of the things left in my hands, even my talent.” Let’s use this as a seed for your oracle. Have you been a good caretaker of your talent? Have you been a good caretaker of other things you’re responsible for? Look within yourself and take inventory. If there’s anything lacking, now is an excellent time to raise your game. If you’re doing pretty well, reward yourself. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): On a late summer day in 1666, scientist Isaac Newton was sitting under an apple tree in his mother’s garden in Lincolnshire, England. An apple fell off a branch and plummeted to the ground. A half-century later, he told his biographer that this incident inspired him to formulate the theory of gravity. Fast forward to the year 2010. Astronaut Piers Sellers got on the space shuttle Atlantis carrying a piece of Newton’s apple tree. He took it with him as he escaped Earth’s gravity on his trip to the International Space Station. By my reading of the astrological

omens, now would be an excellent time for you undertake a comparable gesture or ritual, Scorpio. With a flourish, update your relationship with an important point of origin. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Most birds don’t sing unless they are up high: either flying or perched somewhere off the ground. One species that isn’t subject to this limitation is the turnstone, a brightly mottled shorebird. As it strolls around beaches in search of food, it croons a tune that the Cornell Lab of Ornithology calls “a short, rattling chuckle.” In the coming weeks, this creature deserves to be your mascot—or your power animal, as they say in New Age circles. Why? I doubt that you will be soaring. You won’t be gazing down at the human comedy from a detached location high above the fray. But I expect you will be well-grounded and goodhumored—holding your own with poise amid the rough and tumble. As you ramble, sing freely! CAPRICORN (Dec.22-Jan.19): Let’s discuss that thing you are eyeing and coveting and fantasizing about. My operative theory is that you can enjoy it without actually having it for your own. In fact, I think it will be best if you do enjoy it without possessing it. There’s an odd magic at play here. If this desired thing becomes a fixed part of your life,

it may interfere with you attracting two future experiences that I regard as more essential to your development. My advice is to avoid getting attached to the pretty good X-factor so as to encourage the arrival and full bloom of two stellar X-factors. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “Problems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way,” said philosopher Alan Watts. You have either recently made a personal discovery proving this is true, or else you will soon do so. The brain-scrambling, heart-whirling events of recent weeks have blessed you with a host of shiny new questions. They are vibrant replacements for the tired old questions that have kept at least one of your oldest dilemmas locked in place. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “There is for everyone some one scene, some one adventure, some one picture that is the image of his secret life,” said Irish poet William Butler Yeats. I invite you to identify that numinous presence, Pisces. And then I urge you to celebrate and cultivate it. Give special attention to it and pay tribute to it and shower love on it. Why? Because now is an excellent time to recognize how important your secret life is to you—and to make it come more fully alive than it has ever been. B O ISE W E E KLY.C O M


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Boise Weekly Vol. 23 Issue 17  

NDO No Gos: Same-sex marriage is legal in Idaho, but holes in local nondiscrimination ordinances still limit LGBT rights

Boise Weekly Vol. 23 Issue 17  

NDO No Gos: Same-sex marriage is legal in Idaho, but holes in local nondiscrimination ordinances still limit LGBT rights