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OCTOBER 7–13, 2015
“Quite frankly, that’s an abomination to the ecosystem.”
Tackling homelessness: How to measure success (and pay for it)
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Parsing the Patriots Exploring the complex image and worldview of patriot groups in Idaho
Your guide to Boise Open Studios’ annual tour of artists’ spaces FREE TAKE ONE!
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EDITOR’S NOTE A FAREWELL AND A THANK-YOU It has been a tough year with the passing of some of Boise’s celebrated and beloved artists. We lost Molly Hill, a longtime Boise Weekly cover artist and mother of Associate Publisher Amy Atkins to a house fire in April, and now we mourn the Sept. 28 death of Bob Neal, 54, whose work not only graced the cover of BW, but is on one of walls in our office. Neal was the recipient of a 2014 Cover Auction Artist Grant, and he created a mural that drew on a concept he was exploring for a series yet to be seen publicly. Neal was a true renaissance man. He was a slam poet, acted in many i48 films, participated in Modern Art, published zines and coloring books and worked with Treasure Valley Community Television where he hosted “Modern Bob’s 21st Century Art Show.” The mediums Neal used were as varied as his interests: sculpture, large-format paintings, multimedia, video and film, and he contributed a design for the city’s traffic box art program. Any habitue of Flying M was probably familiar with Neal. A plaque will be placed on a bench outside the coffeeshop in his memory. Neal was born in Conway, Ark. Because his father worked for Morrison-Knudsen, the family moved every year. They arrived in Boise as Neal was preparing for his final year of elementary school, and the family stayed in the City of Trees through Neal’s graduation from Capital High School. Lucky for us, he never left. He will be remembered by all those touched by his art, insight and authenticity; his fellow ultimate Frisbee players, the Spud Boyz; and his wife, Jeanne Huff, who will continue many of the projects on which she and Neal collaborated. A celebration at the Visual Arts Center is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. Huff hopes those who have supported and collected Neal’s work over the years will bring it to VAC on Saturday, Nov. 7 and Monday Nov. 9, noon-6 p.m. so it can be part of a special showcase of the breadth of his career as an artist. Speaking of beloved community members, BW would like to thank all those who participated in this year’s Best of Boise, and if anyone may have felt slighted by our snark, rest assured, we love you (looking your way, Boise Co-op). —Zach Hagadone
COVER ARTIST Cover art scanned courtesy of Evermore Prints... supporting artists since 1999.
ARTIST: Lauren Johnson TITLE: “On the Rocks” MEDIUM: Watercolor ARTIST STATEMENT: Frequently painting more representational impressionistic style, “On the Rocks” swings more to the abstract for me, but still with care to the design and composition and recognizable subject matter. As always, I hope it pleases the beholder.
SUBMIT Boise Weekly publishes original local artwork on its cover each week. One stipulation of publication is that the piece must be donated to BW’s annual charity art auction in November. A portion of the proceeds from the auction are reinvested in the local arts community through a series of private grants for which all artists are eligible to apply. Cover artists will also receive 30 percent of the final auction bid on their piece. To submit your artwork for BW’s cover, bring it to BWHQ at 523 Broad St. All original mediums are accepted. Thirty days from your submission date, your work will be ready for pick up if it’s not chosen to be featured on the cover. Work not picked up within six weeks of submission will be discarded.
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What you missed this week in the digital world.
PROBE PROGRESSES THE DESERTION CASE OF IDAHO NATIVE AND ARMY SGT. BOWE BERGDAHL IS MOVING INTO ITS NE X T PHASE, AS INVESTIGATORS IS SUED A REC O M M E N DATI O N TO B E RE VIE WED BY GEN. ROBERT ABR AMS, WHO WILL DECIDE WHE THER HE IS TO FACE A FULL COURT MARTIAL. GE T MORE DE TAILS ON NE WS/CIT YDESK.
SWAP PLAN The Boise City Council met Tuesday night to consider the swap of 6.5 acres near Whitewater Boulevard for 20 acres near the north end of Cole Road. Read more and ﬁnd an update on News/Citydesk.
SUB SNOOZES An eastern Idaho substitute teacher is behind bars after she was found unconscious—and apparently intoxicated—in a classroom while students were watching a ﬁlm. More details on News/Citydesk.
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‘FREE THE SNAKE’ More than 300 river lovers paddled on the lower Snake River near the Granite Dam on Oct. 3, protesting the system of dams that they said threaten salmon migration. Find the story on News/Citydesk.
THE FLUTTER! NO. 18 The Society #MakingPeopleBetter Newsletter BILL COPE Welcome, Brothers and Sisters, to another issue of THE FLUTTER!, the very excellent monthly newsletter of the Society for Making People Better. It has been five months since our last monthly newsletter and that is TERRIFIC NEWS!, as the average gap between monthly newsletters is just over eight months. So let us rejoice! Your SFMPB is getting better at putting out monthly newsletters, if nothing else. Undoubtedly, you’re wondering why your Brother Bill has decided to roll out of his Barcalounger and issue another issue now. Well... funny story... he was flipping his attentions through the channels one recent evening and no matter where he landed, there was the big, orangey head of Donald Trump! It was like one of those science fiction movies where some extremely yucky creature takes over all the Earth’s media outlets and announces its intentions of world domination on all television screens at once. Only in the movie, the yucky creature has a larger vocabulary. Brother Bill realized immediately that if he was experiencing such discomfort with this situation, it was highly likely that his Society Brothers and Sisters were going through the same pain. “What we have here is an overabundance of Donald Trump!” he declared (to no one in particular, since Mrs. Brother Bill had gone out that evening to play Bunco with friends), and he leapt across the room like a gazelle to his Web surfing machine and went searching for any outbreaks of cheeriness that might have been blocked by the big, orangey head or other atrocious catastrophes. Following are three items of Trumplessness that Brother Bill has extracted from under the sludge. May they elevate your happy pheromones to a noticeable degree. • Happy Item One: We will no longer have those exorbitant royalty payments deducted from our paychecks for singing “Happy Birthday.” It’s true, it’s true! You thought you were getting it for free, but no! Until a judge ruled recently that the universally loved tune is now in the public domain, it has been the property of a publishing company that claims to have had the rights dating back to it’s composition in 1893. And you wondered what that “FICA deduction” meant on your check stub?... well now you know. It was to pay for all those times you bellowed the song whenever your child or spouse turned over another year on the age odometer. • Happy Item Two: It has now been proved that sleeping in the nude is good for you. This was especially gratifying news to Brother Bill, but he can’t tell you why. • Happy Item Three: Dr. Ben Carson is no longer performing neurosurgery!
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! We know you know Dr. Ben Carson used to perform neurosurgery. Why, since he’s been running for president, you hardly ever hear his named mentioned without someone adding “the brilliant retired neurosurgeon.” But honestly, judging by the decidedly non-brilliant things that drop from this guy’s mouth, it’s hard to fathom how he got such a reputation. For instance, Dr. Carson is on film telling a group of actual people that Satan is some sort of a lobbyist for the Theory of Evolution. His exact words were: “I personally believe that this theory that Darwin [a truly brilliant fellow and an honorary member of the SFMPB, if you remember] came up with was something that was encouraged by the adversary”—the “adversary,” in holy rollerspeak, being Old Nick, himself. That’s just the tip of the Dr. Ben-berg. Carson is on record declaring, against all common sense and confirmed science, that homosexuality is an elective behavior, as demonstrated by guys who go into prison straight and come out gay. He didn’t actually name any individuals who chose their sexuality based on the romance and allure of jailhouse sex, but perhaps when you’re a neurosurgeon, you don’t have to concern yourself with specificity. Like... any old slice will do. Among other Carson crapistries are his statements that Obamacare is a greater evil than the 9/11 attacks, and is in fact the worst thing to happen to America since slavery; that Obama himself is a psychopath who is out to destroy our economy; that a president can ignore the law as decided by the Supreme Court if he so wishes. With statements like that, Brother Bill has to wonder if anyone actually talked to Doc Carson before handing him a scalpel. We must thank our lucky stars the doctor is no longer out there, filleting other brains with such a clearly defective one himself. ••• Before we leave you this month, Brother Bill wants you to know he is nominating Pope Francis as an honorary member of the SFMPB. Mr. Francis is proof that the struggle to make people better can be carried on, even from within an institution historically responsible for making so many people worse. Also, Mrs. Brother Bill has returned from her Bunco party just in time to inform Brother Bill that the FICA deduction on your paystubs has absolutely nothing to do with the collection of royalties on “Happy Birthday To You” performances. Brother Bill promises that by the next THE FLUTTER! he will find out what that FICA really means. BOISE WEEKLY.COM
OPINION COMMITTEE HALLUCINATIONS The impossibility of history JOHN REMBER Last week the Regional History Advisory Committee met at the Ketchum Community Library. I was there. I had personal stories of the Wood River Valley. My great-grandfather settled there during the mining boom of the late 1870s and had become sheriff of Blaine County. His son, my grandfather, had been a mining engineer and surveyor who surveyed mines in the Wood River Mining District. My father had been a hard-rock miner at the Triumph Mine. I intended to bring up the example of the Irish monasteries during the Dark Ages. Monks in Ireland copied and recopied manuscripts at a time when parchment was being used as heating fuel in the rest of Europe. Iâ€™ve always looked with favor upon libraries, because I think they will be the institutions that preserve our civilizationâ€™s algorithms for the technician-archaeologists of the future. The Ketchum Library, isolated by mountains and desert, seems a likely candidate. I ended up not advising much. Much of the meeting was focused on Hemingwayâ€™s legacy, which was understandable, considering that Hemingway is big business in the Wood River Valley. I wanted to caution about using dead writers for cynical commercial purposes, particularly if they had crafted cynical commercial images for themselves in the first place. But the conversation did not go in that direction. When talk turned to the ski industry, I realized the history of skiing is a history of mythmaking, and itâ€™s the Olympic champions and the inventors of ski technologies who go into the history books, not the maids and lift mechanics and ski bus drivers. The more people talked about history, the less I had to say. After a while I started wondering how my history conspired to make me a writer, andâ€”still thinking of Hemingwayâ€”how itâ€™s possible for a writerâ€™s public image to devour the writer who created it. I wondered if a communityâ€™s history isnâ€™t a kind of public image, one carefully constructed out of selected facts, and I wondered if communities could be devoured by their own stories. When I teach memoir workshops, I tell my students that writing a memoir is a kind of personal archaeology, and that every time they write down a memory they will uncover another layer of their own buried past. Eventually they will get down to the tomb entrances, where the amber beads set in gold are draped across crumbling bones. If they are good enough writers, they might discover somethingâ€”maybe a curseâ€”still lives down there. History is as dangerous as memoir, for opposite reasons. Every historian adds a layer of BOISE WEEKLY.COM
facts to many other layers of facts. Individuals and their memories get buried deeper and deeper under a community story. In the Wood River Valley, mining towns have been buried under new buildings and asphalt. Trees have replaced sagebrush. Bits of shacks and saloons lie under trophy homes and banks. But the real burying has occurred in the choosing of particular events and people for a safely distant story. Memories too often have the immediacy of hallucination. If youâ€™re like me, there are too many of them to make sense of. Itâ€™s up to the historian to convert the city to a green mound, to transform the deadly work of mining to a ritual parade of ore wagons, to fast-forward a human life into a title on a tombstone. History, done right, is a most reductive exercise, a compaction of the fertile earth of memory. During the meeting I began to remember the people I had gone to school with in Ketchum Elementary, which stood a block away, where Atkinsonâ€™s Market stands now. In my own archives is a class photo of my first-grade class. It would be good to look up each of those 65-yearolds, and see what they remember of Ketchum and their lives there. Even with the ones still living, it would be an excavation of buried selves. Their memories would expand the region of any regional historian, especially since a good many of the people who lived in Ketchum in the 1950s have become refugees, forced out of the valley by rising property values. At the end of the meeting, I thought of Les Outz, another sheriff of Blaine County, who held office when I was in grade school. It was rumored that when Outz left office, he burned the records of all the Blaine County sheriffs, even the ones in my great-grandfatherâ€™s hand. There were respectable families living in Hailey and Ketchum that hadnâ€™t always been respectable, and Outz wanted to save them from their past. All I could think of, sitting in a room full of historical photos and records, was that the ones I really wanted to see had been destroyed for the sake of propriety. I certainly wasnâ€™t going to be the sort of efficient committee member who kept things moving forward, who would know who and what to remember so the past could move seamlessly into the present. I was too interested in rumor, gossip and fiction. My subjects were the freakish, the obscure, the failures, the moved and the shaken rather than the movers and the shakers. Look to the ashes and the edits for the truth, I would say, and that made me a most improper historian, that guy on the committee easily identified as the troublemaker, the one who made the simple past into an impossible project.
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This North End alley garnered plenty of media attention , much to Aaron Blanchard’s dismay.
PAVED PARADISE? Aaron Blanchard groaned as he watched a ﬂurry of feel-good media reports on a Boise North End alleyway being covered in asphalt, evolving into what neighbors dubbed the “SNOW block” because it is “slightly north of Washington School.” “But it’s the SNOW block pave-pocalypse,” Blanchard said. “The project is the antithesis of the North End’s ‘earth friendly’ reputation.” Blanchard said he’s less concerned about how residents paved the former dirt alley between 15th and 16th streets with asphalt and more worried about the trend it might set. “Lo and behold, everyone seems to be raving about how great this is and how more neighbors now want to cover their alleys with asphalt,” said Blanchard. “I wonder if they’re thinking about the ‘urban heat island’ impact?” The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says urban heat islands trigger greenhouse gases, air pollution and greater energy demands. “Heat islands in urban areas are three to seven degrees warmer during the day and as much as 22 degrees warmer in the evenings,” said Blanchard. “Asphalt holds that heat it in during the day and releases it at night.” Blanchard pushes back against urban heat islands for a living by caring for the City of Trees’ namesake: He’s an arborist. He and business partner / girlfriend DJ Kessler have a unique view of Boise’s North End—quite literally—from high above the neighborhood’s rooftops, where they doctor some of city’s tallest trees. “Covering up a dirt alley with asphalt was clearly the cheap alternative for those neighbors. Quite frankly, that’s an abomination to the ecosystem,” said Blanchard. “But the urban heat island is only the beginning. How about the fact that the alley is now domed by asphalt, creating a dense runoff of polluted water? We’re talking about oil, de-icing and obviously garbage trucks rolling through there.” Kessler said she and Blanchard aren’t interested in confrontation. They just want to get people talking. “We want to get more people engaged,” said Kessler. “We’ve been disappointed to hear from a number of other neighbors saying that they too want to cover their alley with asphalt. They should consider the alternatives.” They need look no further than down8 town Boise for alternatives, where the Ada County Highway District has turned 6 | OCTOBER 7–13, 2015 | BOISEweekly
NEWS THE ‘RELENTLESS PURSUIT’ OF ELIMINATING CHRONIC HOMELESSNESS Boise tries the Pay for Success model GEORGE PRENTICE In 1933, as the United States was mired in a historic economic depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt summed up his approach to stanching the loss of jobs, property and wealth: “Do something. If it works, do more of it. If it doesn’t, do something else.” More than 80 years later, economic cycles continue to rip the fabric of American society. At last count in January, there were still nearly 2,000 Idaho men, women and children without a home, 13 percent of whom are considered chronically homeless—meaning they either have a disabling condition, have been continuously homeless for a year or more or have had at least four episodes of homelessness in the past three years. “How many homeless people is it OK to have sleeping on the street at night? Of course none is the only answer, the only one that we can ever allow,” said Boise Mayor Dave Bieter in his State of the City address in September. “This is the time to take on one of our most challenging issues.” The city of Boise has taken Roosevelt’s advice to heart in its battle against homelessness, spearheading and funding a myriad of services or programs: the operation of a winter day shelter; the distribution of hotel vouchers; and, in perhaps its most successful partnership, the creation of Allumbaugh House—a crisis and mental health facility where nearly half of the patients identify themselves as homeless. But Boise’s most ambitious effort to date could turn the decision to wipe out chronic homelessness on its ear. “The first thing you need to know about this is that Councilwoman Lauren McLean really took the lead to help the city get on board with
A recent analysis indicates that Boise and Ada County taxpayers and consumers could be paying $38,000— $84,000 each year for care—primarily at local hospital emergency rooms—of the chronically homeless.
something that’s called ‘Pay for Success,’” said Diana Lachiondo, director of Boise Community Partnerships at City Hall. “Sure, governments can dream up a million programs that they think are going to work, but what if government instead defined the bottom line outcomes and turned to the service providers to deliver those outcomes.” The most innovative piece of the new model may surprise some Ada County taxpayers: They’ll help fund programs to battle chronic homelessness but not until the outcomes have been reached and verified. In other words, a private funder or corporation would pay most of the upfront costs to the service providers and taxpayers won’t pay back the funder until success has been achieved—hence, “paying for success.” Boise and Ada County taxpayers and consumers are already pumping thousands of dollars each year into crisis services for chronically homeless men and women. A recent analysis from the Boise City Ada County Continuum of Care indicates anywhere from $38,000 to $84,000 is required for crisis care—primarily at local hospital emergency rooms—in addition to police, fire and paramedic costs. The biggest expense attributed to homeless men and women comes from the Ada County Jail, where the survey indicated an average of $7,000 is required each year to incarcerate a stunning amount of Ada County’s homeless. “I guess that thing that jumped off the page for me was when I visited the Ada County Jail and discovered that of the average 800 people they have behind bars on a daily basis about 100 of them are considered homeless,” said Vanessa Fry, assistant director of the Public Policy Research Center at Boise State University. “I also saw data that indicates homeless men and women have longer stays at the jail. I asked myself,
‘What’s that all about?’” That question resonated with Lachiondo, who has been Bieter’s eyes and ears in a series of community forums and workshops involving service providers for Boise’s homeless population. “I was part of a group that did some of the recent survey work on homeless individuals. Yes, there are very real costs involved, but these are real people, real lives,” said Lachiondo. “One of the gentlemen I sat down with indicated he had some mental health challenges. He shared that he had tried to kill himself when he was very young. He shared with me that he had been to the emergency room eight times in the past four months. That instantly tells me that we, as a community have a significant opportunity.” The survey, including similar conversations with homeless men and women, triggered the award of a $100,000 grant to the city of Boise from the University of Utah School of Business Policy Innovation Lab to fund a comprehensive feasibility study that will be conducted by Fry. Its conclusions are expected to be gathered by next spring, leading to a new Ada County Pay for Success model. “One of the most exciting things about this opportunity is the possibility of attracting significant funding from outside of Idaho,” said Lachiondo. “One of Idaho’s biggest challenges is that nonprofit programs are all going to the same people and foundations for funding,” she said, adding there is a greater appetite among some large U.S. corporations—Goldman Sachs among them—expressing support for the Pay for Success model.” Lachiondo acknowledged large, sus8 tained cash flow is imperative for any longterm solutions for chronic homelessness, BOISE WEEKLY.COM
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JES SICA MURRI
TRAIL AND ERROR
The city lets the public name foothills trails, with mixed results
ACHD has introduced permeable pavers to three “green alleys” in Boise’s downtown core.
traditional alleyways into what it calls “green alleys.” Instead of concrete or 6 asphalt, ACHD has installed permeable pavers—made primarily with brick—between Third and Fourth streets, Fifth and Sixth streets and 13th and 14th streets. The paver design allows stormwater to run through the bricks before making its way into groundwater and the Boise River. “Below the brick surface, the stormwater is ﬁltered through multiple layers that, in effect, scrub the water, sending fewer pollutants to the river,” said ACHD spokeswoman Nicole DuBois. “If these permeable pavers do what we’re told, that will save us quite a bit in the long run. For now, the three downtown alleys are pilot projects; we’ll be keeping a close eye on them.” ACHD has a partnership program where neighbors can share the cost of the repaving of an alley. Simply put, ACHD pays for the materials if the neighbors foot the bill for manpower. The project, before it’s approved by ACHD, must have 100 percent cost participation from every property owner impacted by the paving. “And that’s what we did. It started with a small idea to make our alley a lot more presentable and the process took us the better part of a year,” said Linda Whittig, the North End resident who spearheaded the SNOW block concept. “Believe me, I begged to use permeable pavers instead of asphalt for our alley, but it was entirely cost prohibitive.” Ultimately, the neighbors paid about $5,300 for the labor while ACHD footed the bill for materials, including the asphalt. Blanchard and Kessler said they’re still hoping other neighborhoods think twice before wanting to cover their alleyways with asphalt. “But that won’t be happening anytime soon,” said DuBois. “It’s October, and our asphalt plants are getting ready to close for the winter. Even if there was a great amount of interest, there will be a lull” DuBois added that while ACHD was anxious to gauge the effectiveness of its own green alleys in downtown Boise, district ofﬁcials weren’t yet in a position to fully endorse permeable pavers for all future neighborhood alleyway paving requests. “It’s an interesting dilemma, because we deﬁnitely know what asphalt does,” she said. “Ideally down the road, we’d like to see a lot more green alleys.” —George Prentice 8 | OCTOBER 7–13, 2015 | BOISEweekly
JESSICA MURRI “Dickbutt Ravine.” “Hitler Did Nothing Wrong Trail.” “Reefer Madness.” “Donald Trump’s Toupee.” This is what Boise city officials got when they invited the public to suggest names for a series of Hillside to Hollow trails. Since the city of Boise and the Treasure Valley Land Trust purchased 319 acres of foothills stretching from Quail Hollow Golf Course to Bogus Basin Road, the two entities have strived to include the public in the planning process. In the beginning, city planners put together open houses in which they laid out maps of existing trails and asked the public to sketch out what trails should stay, which should go and what trails could be added. Instead of naming the trails in the traditional way—based on geographic features or nearby landmarks—the city opened up the naming process to the public in December 2014. “Why not stay in the collaborative spirit of the whole thing?” David Gordon, program manager for Ridge to Rivers, said at the time. After hundreds of ideas rolled in and the city opened online suggestions, Gordon and his colleagues quickly realized they needed to give the public some guidance. Suggestions like “Brad’s Massive One,” “Ron Swanson” and “Pepsi is Better Than Coke Trail” didn’t make the best names. Another problem: several of the suggested names were in honor of deceased people or pets. “This is where it gets really awkward or uncomfortable for me,” said Sara Arkle, Foothills Open Space senior manager for Boise. “Those people and those animals mean so much to those individuals, but there were so many submissions, that you can’t cater to all of them. In naming an asset like a trail, there has to be a level of significance to the city, the region, the state.” There are trails in the network with obscure
names: “Shane’s Loop,” “Sweet Connie,” “Bob’s Trail.” Arkle said those have been retained because they’ve been around for generations, “and it gives character to the system.” To better control the naming process, Parks and Recreation officials crafted a set of guidelines which was approved by the Boise City Council. Eight months later, on Aug. 17, the public was again invited to weigh in online. Two dozen pages worth of names were submitted, then a total of 89 online votes determined the names for eight trails in the Hillside to Hollow area. They still have to be approved by the City Council, but the list includes names like “Full Sail Trail,” “Buena Vista,” the “West Climb” and “Who-now Loop.” Assuming council members approve, two trails will be named after people: Robert Smylie, for the late Idaho governor; and Kemper’s Ridge, named for Don Kemper, founder and CEO of nonprofit Healthwise, which provides health-related information to hospitals and health care providers. The company’s headquarters sits at the base of Harrison Hollow, part of the Hillside to Hollow trail network. Smylie, who served as Idaho’s chief executive from 1955 to 1967, established the Idaho State Parks and Recreation Department. Much to the delight of Megan Jones, general
manager of Highlands Hollow Brewhouse, one trail will be named “Hippy Shake.” “Hippy Shake is one of our flagship beers,” she said. “It’s a strong-bodied ale, beyond the spectrum of an IPA and one of our first recipes.” Jones has never lived more than a mile from Hill Road and the restaurant has been in her family for decades. She called the trails “sacred” to her family’s business. “I think it’s an honor to have a trail named after our iconic beer,” she said. Now that the Parks and Recreation Commission has approved the suggested names, Arkle is drafting a resolution to submit to the Boise City Council. Signposts are already in place on the trails, waiting for the official names to be added. Once that happens, land managers will start closing a few of the trails to allow for rare and native plant populations to come back and prevent soil erosion. Arkle hopes to get started on those projects this fall. She’s not sure whether the naming process will again be open to the public. “Everyone loves that piece of ground so much,” Arkle said. “I think it’s important that people know that on the back end of a complex and convoluted process, there’s a group of people who really want to do the right thing.”
but there is also a moral compass sustaining her interest in the Pay for Success model. “I‘m doing this work because while I believe that government can’t do everything, we still have an important role to play in complex situations,” she said. “Look. This is fundamental to my belief in how society works. I’m
a Catholic. Did you see Pope Francis in his recent visits to Cuba and the U.S.? He said, ‘Whoever does not live to serve, does not ‘serve’ to live.’ I’m personally informed by that.” Bieter didn’t mention Pay for Success by name during his State of the City address but hinted at something big on the horizon.
“Do we have any choice but to be relentless in our pursuit?” Bieter said. “Look, cities in Idaho have very limited resources, so we have to have our own version of a barn-raising. It’s going to take a lot of partners, but we’re pretty excited about how we’re going to do that. You’ll be hearing a lot more about it in the next 12 months.”
Signs with the new names for the Hillside to Hollow trails will go up on fenceposts as soon as the Boise City Council gives its approval, which is expected sometime this fall.
Can you talk a bit about the male-to-female ratio at College of Idaho? Can we assume there are more women than men? Yes, but that’s not unusual at all in higher education.
wearing the mantle of role model? If you [do], you don’t belong in this seat. It can be a bit daunting. People put their hopes and aspirations in you and look to you for guidance.
DR. CHARLOTTE G. BORST History, good fences and Humphrey the bulldog GEORGE PRENTICE New artwork has been arriving at the College of Idaho Administration building. Among the pieces are four photographs of C of I icons: Dr. Mary Allen Callaway, who graduated in 1897 and went on to become one of Idaho’s finest surgeons; and Carrie Blatchley, Julia Finney and Carrie Strahorn, graduates from the late 19th and early 20th centuries who would become integral to the early success of the college—each would each ultimately have campus buildings named in their honor. Dr. Charlotte Borst will likely join those historic ranks someday: In addition to being C of I’s 13th president, she is the 125-year-old university’s first female president. (She took office June 23, but a formal inauguration ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 8 a 1 p.m. in the Jewett Auditorium.) Dr. Borst took some time to talk with Boise Weekly about the significance of serving as C of I’s first female president, how to battle anti-intellectualism and the current state of Idaho’s only private liberal arts college.
Have you ever dove into the conversation of how higher education’s male/female demographic is a more accurate reﬂection of our nation’s population? It’s an interesting conversation to dive into. Let’s start with the developmental phase of liberal arts education in our nation: It’s a uniquely American model. Interestingly, the Chinese are now interested in it because we produce so many leaders by teaching critical thinking. Yet we see elements of an anti-intellectual bent in many parts of our nation. I’m an historian of science by training. And if we were to look back to the 1960s, we would see a good deal of questioning of authority in America—which was all good in terms of fighting for equal rights—but by the early ’70s, there was also a backlash against science, which later morphed into a form of anti-intellectualism. Do you think fear and/or ignorance fans that ﬂame? Sociologists tell us a professional is somebody with distinct knowledge, and American history points to profound doubting of an elite group that might have some kind of special knowledge. I think many of us would agree some skepticism is healthy, but doubting science and intellectualism makes little sense in our evolution. I came to be a historian because I love science. I don’t think it provides all the answers, but I have no doubt science provides a way of thinking that is clear and rational.
You’ve spent a fair amount of your career bringing some light into that darkness. I’m particularly fascinated by your scholarship and writing about our health care systems It’s important to note up front you’re on a very short list of female presidents at Idaho in America. And now, here you are in Idaho where the health care gap between the colleges and universities. haves and have-nots is quite tangible. I’ve been “first” a number of times at a few I have my own private opinions—particularly other schools [Borst served as dean of arts and about health care—that I won’t share with you. sciences at Union College in New York, provost I grew up in Vermont where Robert Frost wrote, and vice president at Rhodes College in Tennessee and most recently, vice president for academic “Good fences make good neighbors.” My parents were rather progressive, yet they were great affairs and dean of faculty at Whittier College in friends with very well known Republicans. I grew California]. up in a family that had a true sense that being rational and open was the most important piece I’m assuming you have no problem with of learning. Most evenings, at dinner time, my BOISE WEEKLY.COM
parents would expect me and my three siblings to talk about the issues of the day. My father, a graduate of Harvard, loved rare books and antiques and was an editor for a small publishing company. Mom was an artist, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. What a rich environment to grow up in. It was a bit nerdy, but we learned to talk with one another and not scream past one another. Speaking of which, our nation is about to enter another signiﬁcant political cycle. I’ve always learned more by sitting down, shutting up and listening, and I lived in some fascinating places: Memphis, Tenn.; Birmingham, Ala.; and Whittier, Calif., the home of Richard Nixon. How are you getting up to speed on Idaho? I’ve been listening. I spent some great time with [former Idaho Gov.] Cecil Andrus, a remarkable man. And Gov. [C.L. “Butch”] Otter and I had a great conversation, talking about his days here at the college. When you were hired, did college trustees give you an indication of what they were looking for? They were looking for somebody to take them to the next level. How did you interpret that? To get Idaho’s hidden gem to be recognized as the national gem it truly is. We’re in the top 200 schools in the nation. Does C of I have a ﬁve- or 10-year plan? Our current strategic plan ends in 2016. My task is to bring some new strategic thinking. What I think we need is to map out a way to grow the college. Literally? The student body. We have the capacity to do it. Wouldn’t you need more dormitory space? That’s the one thing we would need. That’s not cheap. But there are ways to finance that. I would be remiss if I didn’t ask about a photograph I saw of you and your husband with a ﬁne-looking English bulldog. That’s Humphrey. He just turned 4. He’ll have his own blog and Twitter account. Presuming you and Humphrey walk the campus, that’s a pretty great icebreaker when meeting a new student. And he’s so loveable. He’s game for just about anything. BOISEweekly | OCTOBER 7–13, 2015 | 9
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s public information officer for III Percent Idaho, it’s Chris McIntire’s job to mould media depictions of his organization—and he’s not afraid to put muscle behind his words. “You can write whatever you want, but I guarantee you this: If it is not in line with the truth, if it is not in line with what we represent, you can expect 2,000 people to crowd these streets to block traffic,” he said in a recent interview. III Percent Idaho and other constitutionalist groups in the so-called Patriot Movement have been front-and-center in media around the country since 2014, when their members traveled long distances to participate in an armed standoff between federal officers and Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. In July, following a shooting at a military recruiting center in Chattanooga, Tenn., groups such as the Oath Keepers and III Percenters stationed themselves at similar recruitment sites throughout the nation in order to provide security for soldiers. In August, an armed contingent of Oath Keepers showed up in Ferguson, Mo., to protect local businesses against looters and property damage amid unrest between residents and police. The same month, Oath
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Keepers and III Percent Idaho were in Montana guarding a mine against Forest Service officials seeking to force its closure over non-compliance. Media reports on what patriot groups call their “operations” have centered on the citizen soldiers’ military posturing and rhetoric, with groups like III Percent—which takes its name from the percentage of colonists who participated in the American Revolutionary War—and Oath Keepers finding themselves targets of criticism that their tactics could potentially lead to violence. For McIntire and other patriots who see their activities as apolitical, professional and service oriented, their public image doesn’t reflect who they are. Rather, it reflects broader struggles for the heart of their movement being waged both from within and without. While the news media has portrayed these groups as potentially dangerous, members have said they receive little attention for their service activities. “They want to paint us as white supremacists, they want to paint us as racists, they want to paint us as these bitter clingers to an archaic document that don’t want to move forward, that are culturally closed off, that are intellectually limited. And that’s not true,” McIntire said.
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LOOKING DOWN FROM RUBY RIDGE speaking to TVOI News, issuing a warning about where he sees U.S. refugee policy and the CSI Refugee Center heading. About halfway through a Sept. 23 forum on the College Following a year of high-profile Patriot Movement and mi“I’m not against refugees, none of us really are of Southern Idaho Refugee Center, a bloc of people wearing litia operations around the country, Institute for Research and against refugees,” he said. “All this bleeding heart, loving III Percent T-shirts and a handful of supporters stood and left Education in Human Rights Vice President Devin Burghart humanitarian[ism], is great, and I’m all for it, but if one citithe CSI Fine Arts Building, one of them shouting, “This is linked these incidents to a broader trend of violent escalation zen of the state of Idaho is hurt, this is on them.” propaganda.” that could end in a firefight between the Patriot Movement and The freedom with which III Percent Idaho shared its view “They were respectful but there were some that shouted the feds. of the Refugee Center with TVOI News is matched by its things on the way out about it being propaganda. I think the “We anticipate that given the trajectory that they’re on, there reluctance to engage more mainstream media. one who shouted out about it being propaganda didn’t have will be more confrontations with these groups for a myriad of “First and foremost, you have a horrible track record for a III Percent shirt on but clearly was sympathetic if not affiliissues, whether it be guns or environmental protection or natutruth in reporting. You have an extremely liberal, biased slant ated,” said Ben Wilson, an activist who drove from Boise to ral resources or a whole litany of issues. Expect to see further that does not portray anyone in an accurate light,” McIntire Twin Falls to attend the forum. armed confrontation to extract a particular political agenda out said. “III Percent of Idaho does not believe that Boise Weekly’s According to the Twin Falls Times-News, the forum was of the situation,” said Burghart, who runs the Seattle office of perspective, stance or tactics align with our goals or our mis“intended as a way to share facts about the controversy over the Kansas City, Mo.-based organization. sion statement.” the Refugee Center at the College of Southern Idaho,” bringWhile leaders of III Percent Idaho, Oath Keepers and similar According to Columbia Journalism School Dean Todd ing national and local stakeholders—including Office of Refugroups have vigorously and consistently denied they are violent, Gitlin, who studies relationships between the media and leftist gee Admissions Director Larry Bartlett and Refugee Center racist or antagonistic toward the government, there is a history organizations ranging from the Director ZeZe Rwasama—on stage to discuss the program. of conflict between federal agenNew Left of the 1960s to the They described the center as a longstanding institution with a cies and those who chafe against Occupy Movement, news media positive impact on the community. theirr authority or reject their “ WE ANTICIPATE THAT have historically presented vocal, In part, however, the panelists had been convened in legitimacy. GIVEN THE TR A J ECTO RY radical minorities within conserresponse to a controversial ballot initiative that would dissolve A crucial moment in that vative groups as the norm. the center and prevent others like it from being established history has its roots in north THAT THE Y ’RE ON, “When the Tea Party first in the future. Proponents of the initiative voiced concern Idaho: Ruby Ridge. got launched there were pieces that the center opened a door to terrorism. Its opponents, What began as an attempt by THERE WILL BE MORE and photos that brought out the including the prosecutor tasked with vetting ballot initiatives, federal agents to use an illegal racism in some of the placards have called it legally impracticable while others describe it as weapons charge against Randy CONFRONTATIONS.” of some of the Tea Party people, xenophobia at best and racism at worst. Weaver in order to turn him and I remember reading some of Inside the forum and in front of the general public, III Perinto an informant on the Aryan them felt burned, that this wasn’t cent Idaho members maintained a professional air. After the Nations ended in a siege in typical, that they weren’t racist. They felt put upon,” Gitlin forum ended, Wilson saw members of the III Percent Idaho 1992 that left three people dead. The event sparked widespread said. group talking among themselves near the parking lot, where mistrust in federal law enforcement agencies, giving constiInstead of reaching out to traditional media to spread the he said they seemed composed and nonthreatening. tutionalists, hardline religious groups and survivalist-oriented constitutionalist message, attract new members and feud Speaking before a friendly audience, however, their tone groups grist for their conflict with the government. among themselves, Patriot Movement groups in the Informashifted. III Percent Idaho Vice President Eric Parker called Ruby Ridge, along with another disasterous siege against retion Age have turned to social media where they can more the CSI forum a “dog-and-pony show” whose backers spent ligious fundamentalists in Waco, Texas in 1993, helped kick off easily reach a friendly audience and resolve internal conflict money to “bus people in from Boise” to support the Refugee the Militia Movement by giving the public dramatic examples that could damage their public images. Center. The next day, an official post appeared on the group’s of federal agencies escalating toward violence. Groups like New media sources have allowed patriot groups and indiFacebook page calling Bartlett a “schmuck pompous little the Michigan Militia, Militia of Montana and Aryan Nations viduals to sidestep journalists and the news, and Gitlin said shit weasel.” Parker’s own comments put a finer point on his recruited heavily on the ensuing wave of mistrust for the federal he has begun to see “ambivalence” toward traditional media denunciation of the forum. For him, the forum silenced legitigovernment. among some groups. Still, their sense remains that news covmate local criticism of the 30-year-old program and failed to According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the number erage lends legitimacy. give adequate voice to skeptics. of militia groups peaked in 1996 at 858, then experienced a de“They recognize on some “I think [forum organizers] cade of decline. By 2007, that number had fallen to fewer than level that the media amplify had a plan going in: I think 140. Nonetheless, key leaders from the movement remained, what they have to say, so they they were going to look at the including John Trochmann of the Militia of Montana, the John “I WAS LOOKING FOR crave that recognition. It helps questions, which ones they Birch Society and Christian Hyman, AKA Chris Kerodin, who them recruit, it helps them dewanted to answer and which recently moved to Idaho from the Washington D.C. area to AS SUR ANCES THAT THE fine themselves before a larger ones they didn’t,” Parker told found the Citadel—a proposed fortified patriot community public. On the other hand, The Voice of Idaho News, a and arms factory linked to the III Percent organization in the CITIZENS OF IDAHO they hate the liberal journalwebsite affiliated with the PaPost Falls area. ist type, they think the media triot Network. “I was looking “It’s pretty clear that what we see are a lot of the same acWO ULD N ’ T BE HU RT.” have it in for them,” Gitlin for assurances that the citizens tors that were involved in the 1990s getting involved today,” said. “In some way, the media of Idaho wouldn’t be hurt.” Burghart said. are a force they love to hate.” TVOI News has described Figures like Kerodin, however, have not galvanized the PaCourting news media comes with other problems for refugee centers like the one in Twin Falls as “a function of triot Movement—if anything, their infighting has contributed emerging groups with complicated public images, but the the United Nations and the Socialist International.” The site to fracturing within the constitutionalist ranks. Kerodin has emergence of new media has reversed the tide of access: In the links itself directly to groups ranging from Northwest Liberty most recently engaged in a war of words over his Citadel past, groups struggled for attention from journalists. Today University to the John Birch Society and Oath Keepers. development with Alabama Patriot leader Michael they shun it, leaving journalists to struggle for insight into the While TVOI News doesn’t claim to be apolitical, III Vanderboegh and sovereign citizen James Wesley Rawles, emerging Patriot Movement. Percent Idaho does. Nevertheless, Parker was candid when with Vanderboegh noting Kerodin’s past convictions for
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“With the III Percenters in particular what you have are felony extortion. Kerodin has also squabbled with Oath Tea Party ideals combined with a kind of Manichean exisKeepers over the nature of its members’ law enforcement tential threat that says that it’s no longer time to engage in and military backgrounds. politics, but it’s time to start preparing for war,” Burghart said. “Remember, any active LEO [law enforcement officer] “They’re going to be the III Percent that serves as the vanguard must injure the Constitution every day he is on the job, even and overthrows the government that they see as bringing on if he wears that Oath Keepers tab on his weekend gun range so much pain.” fatigues,” Kerodin wrote on his blog. Personal squabbles have likely limited the influence of figures like Kerodin and Vanderboegh within the Patriot MoveIMAGINING A SERVICE ORGANIZATION ment. More important has been the Tea Party, which capitalized In late July, Oath Keepers and members of III Percent on government mistrust and weariness with party politics in Idaho trekked to Priest River, where reports surfaced that a the wake of the election of President Barack Obama in 2008. Veterans Administration paperwork error declared a local Suddenly, the Patriot Movement had access to a wide base of veteran, John Arnold, incompetent to handle his own affairs. potential members united in a libertarian, constitutionalist A VA representative was tasked with going to Arnold’s home, vision for America. completing an inspection and confiscating his guns. McIntire described III Percent Idaho’s appeal as a function Prior to making the trip, Oath Keepers of Bonner County of disgust with the government. Chapter Coordinator Jarrod Garcia contacted local law “People in this country, with the way that it is going, are enforcement to explain why the VA’s actions violated Arnold’s looking for an answer, and III Percent Idaho is that answer. Second Amendment rights, that the Oath Keepers would Every single patriot who feels lost, who feels disillusioned by travel to Priest River to support Arnold and “[give] them a their government, who feels disillusioned and disenchanted by chance to stand up and do, maybe, what they should have the their elected officials—they come and they find us,” he said. ability to do.” Soon after Obama’s election, the Tea Party expanded its For Garcia, that meant blocking the VA from taking Arsize and influence, creating a bridge between the Patriot nold’s firearms. Movement and the political arena. According to Burghart, “I feel that by having those open lines of communication, it the fear of government kind of negates that kind of underpinning the Tea inflammatory criticism that Party has also come with we get,” Garcia said. “PEOPLE WA NT TO PUT THE anger, and the significance Oath Keepers are current of the Tea Party to the or retired law enforcement OATH KEEPERS’ FACE AS A Patriot Movement and its and military personnel who, constituent groups cannot in light of their oath to CAUCASIAN MALE WITH A be overstated. support the U.S. Constitu“I would argue that tion and protect the country, GUN ... AND WE’RE SO MUCH particularly out here refuse to obey 10 potential MORE THAN THAT.” in the West, that you orders members feel may would not have a Patriot be made of them by their Movement today were it superiors. not for the Tea Party. The Tea Party has provided the ideas, They refuse, for example, to conduct warrantless searches on the momentum and the personnel for what has become the American citizens or lay siege to American cities, “thus turning Patriot Movement,” he said, describing it as the “paramilitary them into giant concentration camps.” wing of the Tea Party.” Since its founding in 2009, Oath Keepers has been deFor the Tea Party, the United States is on the brink of scribed as an “antigovernment” group by the Southern Poverty constitutional collapse, if it hasn’t collapsed already. For the Law Center and Burghart characterized its members as “onPatriot Movement, there is immediate need for action outside the-ground, confrontational shock troops that provide kind of the normal channels of politics to restore the country. In the a threat posture” for their armed standoffs with federal officials. III Percent Idaho mission statement, the object is a “restoraPatriot Movement groups, meanwhile, have struggled tion of the Founding Fathers’ Republic and ourselves, which against observers and the press to present their organizations we took an oath to uphold, against all enemies, foreign and as activist and service oriented. Where outside observers see a domestic.” militia, Garcia sees an image problem. “It doesn’t matter if it’s the Forest Service of the BLM or “People want to put the Oath Keepers’ face as a caucasian the NSA or the FBI, DEA—it doesn’t matter who it is. There’s male with a gun and this that and the other thing, and we’re so even a lot of nonprofit groups. It doesn’t matter if they’re much more than that, and it seems like people within media Christian or Muslim or nonreligious, whatever, it’s not the outlets want to focus on the issue of race and they want to group[s] themselves, it’s the group behind it, who use fear, who focus on political issues, and we’re an apolitical organization,” use lies and manipulation, who use misinformation to attack he said. another group on no sound basis whatsoever,” McIntire said. The image of the Oath Keepers as a group of armed, white The source of the threat is ambiguous, but to III Percentmen flirting with violence in places like Ferguson, Mo., and at ers, the alphabet soup of government agencies, religious the Bundy Ranch is a common one. During August protests in groups and media are a network of oppressors that seek to Ferguson, a Guardian headline read, “White militiamen roam undermine the republic and slander its defenders. Ferguson with rifles while black men wrongly arrested.”
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Garcia said his group doesn’t conduct operations in places where they aren’t invited. He said the Oath Keepers traveled to Ferguson to perform a public service—one for which group leaders said it was lambasted in the news. Garcia would prefer the media give more attention to the Oath Keepers’ community engagement, which has included support efforts for firefighters on the Cape Horn Fire at Lake Pend Oreille this summer; working security at church events; and teaching classes on topics like canning, fermentation and sustainable living. The group also hosts marksmanship training exercises and presentations on wilderness survival. For the Oath Keepers of Bonner County, the group’s emphasis is on the classes, which are routinely attended by 35-50 people. “We are doing a lot of great things and it seems that the media doesn’t want to pick up on it or hear about it. What can we do as an organization to help foster this rebranding of who we are as an organization?” he said. Classes hosted by Oath Keepers, Garcia said, highlight the political and social diversity of the Bonner County Oath Keepers. Rather than the violent, racist organization sometimes portrayed in the media, he would like the public to see the environmentalists and liberals who learn about sustainable gardening, canning and other skills through a constitutionalist service organization. “I think if we weren’t Oath Keepers, you’d see that we have a lot in common with a lot of people on the left with regards to sustainable living,” he said. Many Patriot Movement groups engage in similar activities. III Percent Idaho will join Riders Against Domestic Abuse and Rape in Get a Clue—a scavenger game at Lakeview Park in Nampa on Saturday, Oct. 10 as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. III Percent and Oath Keepers have also coordinated in north Idaho to collect items like food, water and clothing in areas affected by fire. McIntire indicated III Percent considers constitutionalist activism its central function—from upholding property rights against illegal search and seizure to defending the right to bear arms. “We make sure—we make damn sure—that everyone’s First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth—all of the amendments— are upheld. Anywhere from property rights, freedom of speech, the ability to carry a weapon,” he said. Garcia’s efforts are aided by the peculiar politics of the Idaho panhandle. There, the legacy of Ruby Ridge is still fresh. According to Burghart, the value of individualism and skepticism of the government have contributed to a broad understanding and acceptance of Patriot Movement ideals. In north Idaho, a mix of former Militia Movement members, anarchists, disenchanted Republicans, rugged individualists and members of a curious public have engaged with the Patriot Movement, and observers worry it will be impossible to avoid future conflict. The Patriot Movement has already trained its guns on law enforcement, and some fear it has been put on a collision course with the government. “That’s a pretty dangerous line to start crossing, and unless folks within those movements start standing up and saying, ‘That’s unacceptable,’ we’re going to see a lot more of that kind of activity happening, like in the 1990s,” Burghart said.
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ARTS & CULTURE SHINING A LIGHT ON LED Lauren Edson and Andrew Stensaas, founders of dance collective LED, on Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald, relationships and “ushering in new technologies” HARRISON BERRY A marriage of artists can be rife with jealousy and warring egos. It can also lead to inspiration and collaboration. For choreographer-dancer Lauren Edson and musician Andrew Stensaas, saying “I do” was followed by “we do,” and gave rise to the creation of art collective, LED. On Saturday, Oct. 10, LED will debut at the Morrison Center with This Side of Paradise, a dance/music performance based on the lives of artistic giants Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Having returned to Boise after a summer on tour, Edson and Stensaas discussed This Side of Paradise, how LED differs from their previous projects and where LED will lead them. How did you arrive at the theme of the Fitzgeralds? Stensaas: I’ve been a big fan of F. Scott Fitzgerald. It’s what swayed me into reading as a high-school student. From there, it’s just delving in and researching their relationship. There’s such an incredible drama in their personal lives that’s applicable to artists of today. Edson: I think it’s interesting to read their letters and see them coexisting as artists and navigating that together. What’s great is to imagine how their relationship might have been and having it not be a period piece, taking themes that are relevant today like celebrity and fame and infidelity. You mentioned parallels between the Fitzgeralds’ relationship and your own. Edson: We are lucky. As collaborators, it has been a pretty easy thing. We discovered we can collaborate together and collaborate well. There are frustrations. We started LED, we had our baby and created This Side of Paradise. What makes it a unique collaboration is it’s not that I’m on my island creating and he’s on his island creating: There’s a constant dialogue. Stensaas: They mainly run into the running of an arts organization. Whether it’s my nonchalant-ness toward certain things or her on-top-of-it, go-get-’em attitude toward certain things, we’ve helped each other grow in that way. 14 | OCTOBER 7–13, 2015 | BOISEweekly
Lauren Edson (left) and Andrew Stensaas (right) combine dance, music and marriage to bring the oversized lives of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald to the big stage at the Morrison Center.
How do you portray the Fitzgeralds through music and dance? Edson: Trying to capture the idiosyncrasies of Zelda, having her continuously walking this line between control and wild abandon. I’ve given dancers tasks to help them try to physicalize what’s going on. There have been times when we’ve done writing assignments to find a vocabulary that feels like it rests within that character’s being. It’s not just a gymnastic feat. Stensaas: Zelda was much more of a socialite. But we wanted to capture some sense of isolation within herself. When we start off, I’m the only musician on stage playing to some pre-recorded tracks as it develops, and then the band comes in. It’s a little bit of coming out of the shell. For F. Scott ... it’s funk and soul, which are the genres we chose, and to really make it feel like an emotional, fun-packed train wreck.
Dancers and LED? Edson: Lauren Edson + Dancers was really created out of necessity because I had been asked to participate in some festivals in New York and Houston. Andrew and I talked, even before we were married, about starting a collaborative arts organization. We are also commissioning artists coming to Boise to create. We’re going to be creating but hiring artists on a project-by-project basis, and then commission artists to come to Boise. Stensaas: We’re also bringing in visual artists. We want to usher in new technologies. There’s projection mapping that’s visible in European countries and Asian countries, and there are a lot of cool things to be done. You’re able to see these things happen live in front of you.
What’s next for LED? Edson: We’ve been talking to Eric Gilbert at Treefort to have some involvement with that that feels more like a mainstage show. I’ve been talking How much do audiences need to know about F. Scott and Zelda to enjoy this piece? with a choreographer from Israel to commission work for her to come up. I want to bring in Edson: People won’t have to know anything other choreographers to be able to dance their about the Fitzgeralds to get something from it. Stensaas: But they will get a lot from it if they work. But we’re going to do Treefort and a small do because they’re historically accurate depictions northwest tour. Stensaas: We’re looking at a few different of these people. people for this projection mapping to bring in. Maybe it’s something that’s going to happen with What’s the relevance of the Fitzgeralds’ Lauren and I and a small band, but we’re going to relationship today? Stensaas: I think the creation of this work and talk with some projection artists. Things of that nature that can be explored. I like the technology comparing these generations is special. Edson: There’s the element of voyeurism, too. aspect. I love the idea that the audience is opening the Anything else? door to this intimate relationship. I think there’s Edson: We want to be a Boise company. something poignant and heartbreaking about it, too. As an audience member, you’ll feel vulnerable They’ve already embraced what we’re doing and we’re certainly continuing the legacy TMP set and connected. here. But we’re more than a dance company. We’re hoping that this show sheds some light that You’ve changed as an organization. What’s we’re more than that. the diﬀerence between Lauren Edson + BOISE WEEKLY.COM
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(Painting, Ceramics) firstname.lastname@example.org (208) 695-1474
2428 N. 25th Street
(Ceramics, Mixed-media) email@example.com (208) 863-4532. 2023 W. Targee Street
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Saturday & Sunday
Saturday & Sunday
(Mixed-media Collage) fancyratsﬁneart@gmail.com (208) 859-2028 3512 Kingsland Way
(Oil Painting) firstname.lastname@example.org (760) 445-4870
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Betty Maguire Hayzlett
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Dawn Boswell Burke
610 W. Union Street
Erin Lunstrum Pietsch
(Mixed-media, Encaustic, Ceramic) email@example.com (208) 860-2401
(Mixed Media) firstname.lastname@example.org (208) 891- 6112
(Ceramics) email@example.com (208) 994-9396
2090 N. 28th Street
2229 W. Ellis Ave.
(Ceramics) firstname.lastname@example.org (208) 908-2319
between Jefferson & Madison, at alley Saturday & Sunday
Saturday & Sunday
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
206 North Bacon Drive
Lisa Flowers Ross
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
(Encaustic, Printmaking, Mixed-Media) email@example.com (208) 870-5556
(Textiles, Printmaking) lisa@lisaﬂowersross.net (208) 949-3960
(Watercolor, Pastel) firstname.lastname@example.org (208) 215-1588
(Ceramics) krismannion.com (208) 345-2141
2707 N Lakeharbor
1466 Rimrock Ct.
14600 W. Daimler Street
8783 W. Sloan
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Saturday & Sunday
Jaki Katz Ashford
Mark W. McGinnis
(Painting, Mixed-media, Book Arts) email@example.com (208) 761-1353
(Bronze, Resin, Ceramic) firstname.lastname@example.org (208) 891-9525
(Painting, Sculpture) email@example.com (208) 954-7948
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1001 Shoshone Street
1963 West Beacon Light Rd, Eagle
4878 N. Anchor Ave.
1111 Orchard St., Suite 222, Entrance 3
Saturday & Sunday
(SE corner of Ballantyne and Beacon Light) Saturday Only
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
(Oil Stick, Colored Pencil) email@example.com (208) 859-6733
(Oil Painting) firstname.lastname@example.org (208) 608-8439
(Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Mixed Media)
Lauren@laurentKistner.com (208) 968-8210
(Mixed Media) www.pammcknight.blogspot.com (208)473-0714
4012 W. Nez Perce Street
2319 N. 16th Street
2901 W. Stewart Ave.
2090 N. 28th Street
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
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(Encaustic Painting) firstname.lastname@example.org (208) 336-7001
(Oil Painting) betsierichardsonart.com (208) 559-5119
(Acrylic Painting, Drawing) email@example.com (208) 559-4423
2000 N. Mountain Cove Road
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2133 N. 24th Street
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
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(Encaustic, Mixed-media) firstname.lastname@example.org (917) 495-5949
(Ceramic Sculpture) www.susanrooke.com (208) 383-0651
440 E. Thurman Mill St.
2118 N. 19th Street
Saturday & Sunday
Saturday & Sunday
Filip Vogelpohl Boise Art Glass
(Hand-blown Glass) email@example.com (208) 345-1825 1124 W Front Street
ARTISTS’ open studios weekend
For More Information on Artists’ Open Studios Weekend Tour visit us at BoiseOpenStudios.com
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(Alkyd & Acrylic, Mixed Media) firstname.lastname@example.org (208) 284-6833
(Painting) email@example.com (208) 377-2398
2090 N. 28th Street
(Painting, Printmaking, Drawing) www.watiagallery.com (208) 342-0415
1015 N 10th Street
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Saturday & Sunday
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Anne Watson Sorensen
(Painting - Acrylic, Pastel) www.artbypeacher.com (208) 867-1219
(Painting - Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor) www.janyrseda.com (208) 590-1321
(Watercolor, Acrylic) firstname.lastname@example.org (208)870-2570
2707 N. Lakeharbor
514 S. 14th Street
2725 N Duane Drive
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Friday (10am - 7pm) Saturday (regular hours)
(Acrylic Painting) ginypitchell.com (208) 343-0849
212 Eiden Drive
212 E. 33rd St. Saturday Only
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Genie Sue Weppner
(Pottery) email@example.com (208) 484-2973
2800 N. Lancaster Drive Friday, Saturday & Sunday
(Textiles) kathleenprobst.com (208) 841-9483
(Oil Paint, Watercolor) www.teannalach.com (208) 869-8082
2286 W. Kelly Creek Drive
2610 Regan Ave.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Saturday & Sunday (Noon - 6pm)
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1402 N 20th St.
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318 S. Cotterell Dr.
1412 E. Jefferson Street
1415 N 15th St.
Friday (regular hours) Saturday & Sunday (Noon-6pm)
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Saturday & Sunday
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Step through the door into an artist’s private studio and you will see that artist’s mind at work. It’s an incredible once-ayear opportunity for avid collectors and anyone who is curious about the artmaking process. A glance around a studio is enormously informative. You will see what tools the artist reaches for. You may see swatches that have been chosen for a ﬁber arts project; the latest experimental combination of color and texture; even older work tucked away in a dusty corner. BOSCO artists are happy to share stories about their work and the unexpected directions their artistic journey has taken them in. Things you might never learn about from a gallery visit or by reading an artist’s biography. Most BOSCO artists work in studios located in or close to their homes. Be it in the heart of downtown or around the bend and up the hill, each studio is a bright spot of inspiration and productivity. A thoroughly intriguing place to visit. We look forward to welcoming you to our favorite places, our studios.
CALENDAR WEDNESDAY OCT. 7 Festivals & Events TRAILING OF THE SHEEP FESTIVAL—Celebrate the culture of sheepherding with ﬁve days of activities in Sun Valley, Ketchum and Hailey daily through Oct. 11. trailingofthesheep.org.
BOISE STATE THEATRE ARTS: SAMUEL HUNTER’S A BRIGHT NEW BOISE—7:30 p.m. $12-$15. Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. 208-426-1110, theatrearts. boisestate.edu. COF: AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY— Through Oct. 17. 7 p.m. $15-$35. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122, sunvalleycenter.org.
Art On Stage BCT: A SKULL IN CONNEMARA PREVIEWS—Through Nov. 1. 8 p.m. $16-$18. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208331-9224. bctheater.org. BOISE CLASSIC MOVIES: ARMY OF DARKNESS—7 p.m. $9 online, $11 door. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, 208-387-1273, boiseclassicmovies.com/deals.
ANNE SIEMS: ELEMENTS— Daily through Oct. 15. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Gail Severn Gallery, 400 First Ave. N., Ketchum, 208-726-5079, gailseverngallery.com. GEORGE MANLOVE: ESCAPE ON EARTH—Monday-Saturday through Oct. 15. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. The Gallery at Finer Frames, 164 E. State St., Ste. B, Eagle, 208-8889898, ﬁnerframes.com. GROUP F/64: REVOLUTIONARY VISION—Tuesday-Sunday through
THURSDAY, OCT. 8
The world is full of bastards.
A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT Beyond tying ﬂies and deciding which will best catch trout in the river, there’s a lot to be learned from ﬂy ﬁshing. Norman Maclean’s classic memoir, A River Runs Through It, shares the lessons he learned growing up in western Montana under the strict parenting of a minister. Every morning was spent in religious study but the afternoons allowed for an escape to the Blackfoot River. Thanks to Boise Classic Movies, you can skip the 250 pages and instead enjoy the artful ﬁlm adaptation at the Egyptian Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 8. As Maclean writes, “the world is full of bastards, the number increasing rapidly the further one gets from Missoula, Montana.” Luckily, Boise isn’t too far away. 7 p.m., $9/$11. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, boiseclassicmovies.com BOISE WEEKLY.COM
Oct. 25. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE-$6. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330, boiseartmuseum.org. HENRY JACKSON: CONFIGURATIONS—Wednesday-Saturday through Nov. 14. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Stewart Gallery, 2230 Main St., Boise, 208-433-0593, stewartgallery.com. IDAHO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY EXPERIMENTAL SHOW: ANYTHING GOES—Monday-Friday through Oct. 30. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Boise Plaza, 1111 W. Jefferson St., Boise. idahowatercolorsociety.wildapricot.org. KATHRIN NIEMANN AND KRISTEN COOPER: COLOR STORY— Tuesday-Thursday through Oct. 24 3-7 p.m. FREE. MING Studios, 420 S. Sixth St., Boise. 208-949-4365, mingstudios.org. SEVERN GALLERY: ALLISON STEWART—Daily through Oct. 15. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Gail Severn Gallery, 400 First Ave. N., Ketchum, 208-726-5079, gailseverngallery. com.
SEVERN GALLERY: KRIS COX— Daily through Oct. 15. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Gail Severn Gallery, 400 First Ave. N., Ketchum, 208-726-5079, gailseverngallery.com.
women who built the city. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-9728200, boisepubliclibrary.org.
SVCA: SLEIGHT OF HAND— Monday-Saturday through Nov. 27. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Sun Valley Center for the Arts, 191 Fifth St. E., Ketchum, 208-726-9491, sunvalleycenter.org.
THURSDAY OCT. 8
TVAA: HUNTING AND GATHERING—Daily through Oct. 16. 9 a.m.5 p.m. FREE. Boise State Public Radio, 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-426-3663, treasurevalleyartistsalliance.org.
St., and 8 a.m.-noon at St. Luke’s Internal Medicine Jefferson, 300 E. Jefferson St. In Twin Falls, screenings for adults and adolescents will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Luke’s Clinic Behavioral Health Services, 414 Shoup Ave W., Ste. B. FREE. mentalhealthscreening.org/ programs/ndsd.
Festivals & Events
Talks & Lectures
DEATH RATTLE WRITERS FESTIVAL—Enjoy three days of literature-related festivities. Find details on the event Facebook page. 5:30-11:30 p.m. FREE-$3. Downtown Nampa, deathrattlewritersfest.org.
ADVENTUROUS WOMEN IN IDAHO: BUILDING BOISE NOT FOR MEN ONLY—Learn about some of the remarkable women in Idaho’s history in this three-part series, offered during American Archives Month. Join historian Barbara Perry Bauer to learn more about the dynamic
NATIONAL DEPRESSION SCREENING DAY—The Idaho Psychological Association and St. Luke’s are teaming up to offer FREE depression screenings in Boise and Twin Falls. In Boise, screenings are available for teens and adults from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Capital City Family Medicine, 1520 W. State
THURSDAY, OCT. 8
ALLEY REP: RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN—This Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by Gina Gionfroddo is a witty brainteaser that takes an unﬂinching look at gender politics and feminist ideas. Through Oct. 17. 8 p.m. $15-$20. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297. alleyrep.org. BCT: A SKULL IN CONNEMARA PREVIEWS—8 p.m. $16-$18. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224. bctheater.org. BOISE CLASSIC MOVIES: A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT—Go ﬂy ﬁshing with Prad Pitt. 7 p.m. $9
FRIDAY, OCT. 9
A little civility please.
Big ideas, big appetites and big laughs.
HOMELESSNESS FORUM PRESENTED BY TRANSFORM IDAHO
ARAB WORLD IN IDAHO: FOOD, INNOVATION AND CULTURE CONFERENCE
Frustration, exhaustion, anger, tears, you name it. They’ve all been on display during the many community forums on homelessness that, in some cases, have devolved into ﬂat-out debates. In an effort to conduct a solution-based conversation, nonproﬁt TransForm Idaho will be sponsoring an event, set for Thursday, Oct. 8 in the auditorium of the Boise Main Public Library, beginning at 7 p.m. There have been plenty of headlines focused on Boise’s most vulnerable population, but new ideas will be on offer from Barbara Kemp, president of the Boise/Ada County Homeless Coalition; Boise Police Chief Bill Bones; Ada County Commissioner Rick Yzaguirre; and Diana Lachiondo, the city’s director of Boise Community Partnerships. Boise Weekly News Editor George Prentice will moderate. 7 p.m., FREE. Boise Main Library Auditorium, 716 S. Capitol Boulevard, Boise, 208-340-9450; transformidaho.org.
When he’s not appearing on CNN or writing columns for The Daily Beast, Dean Obeidallah is touring the globe as a stand-up comic. His travels will bring him to Boise for the Arab World in Idaho conference, which kicks off Friday, Oct. 9 at the Boise State University Student Union with discussions and presentations on cultural exchange through the lens of Arab cuisine. Obeidallah, a part of the 2007 Comedy Central Axis of Evil Comedy Special, will headline a 5:30 p.m. fundraiser at the Eighth and Main Tower, beneﬁting Healing and Rebuilding our Communities as well as those affected by the Boise International Market ﬁre. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., FREE. Boise State Student Union Hatch Ballroom, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-1677; 5:30 p.m., $40. Eighth and Main Tower, 800 W. Main St., Boise, 208-3445523, tidwellservices.com/events. BOISEweekly | OCTOBER 7–13, 2015 | 19
CALENDAR online, $11 door. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-3450454, 208-387-1273. boiseclassicmovies.com/deals. BOISE STATE THEATRE ARTS: SAMUEL HUNTER’S A BRIGHT NEW BOISE—7:30 p.m. $12-$15. Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. 208-426-1110, theatrearts. boisestate.edu. COF: AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY—7 p.m. $15-$35. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122, sunvalleycenter.org. COMEDIAN CHAD THORNSBERRY—8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379, liquidboise.com. IDAHO FILM FOUNDATION ORSON WELLES TRIBUTE—Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles will be screened, and actor Peter Jason will speak and take questions about his four-decade personal history with Welles. 7 p.m. $15. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222, theﬂicksboise.com. SCORE THE CLASSICS WITH IHFF—Get ready for the Idaho Horror Film Festival with Georges Méliès 1912 classic The Conquest of the Pole and other 10-minute shorts. Sean Dahlman and local musicians will provide the music. 7 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Books, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3764229. rdbooks.org/event/scoreclassics-spooky-cinema-ihff.
Citizen HOMELESSNESS FORUM—Join panelists Ada County Commissioner Rick Yzaguirre, Boise Police Chief Bill Bones, Boise Community Partnerships Director Diana Lachiondo, Boise/Ada County Homeless Coalition Barbara Kemp and moderator Boise Weekly News Editor George Prentice for a discussion on homelessness in Boise. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise.
Food FRUTFUL USFUL GLASSWORKS FUNDRAISER— Enjoy this wine-tasting event, where your support funds job training that yields self-respect, marketable skills, hope, dignity and the opportunity for a better life. Featuring music by The Dan Costello Trio, live and silent auctions, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and local Idaho wines. 6-9 p.m. $75, $120 couples. 44th Street Wineries, 107 E. 44th St., Garden City, 208-557-9463, usfulglassworks. afrogs.org.
FRIDAY OCT. 9 Festivals & Events
Real Dialogue from the naked city
ARAB WORLD IN IDAHO: FOOD, INNOVATION AND CULTURE CONFERENCE—Explore the growing roots of Arab cuisine in the American high desert and the way that food travels and evolves across continents. Taste of Nations will be held at St. Paul’s Church, 1915 W. University Drive (across from the SUB). 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Hatch Ballroom, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208426-1677, tidwellservices.com. ARAB WORLD IN IDAHO FUNDRAISER—Enjoy a traditional Arab meal, a fashion show highlighting traditional dress, cultural dance performance and nationally known Arab-American comedian Dean Obeidallah. Proceeds beneﬁt the local chapter of Healing and Rebuilding our Communities (HROC), an organization that seeks to rebuild community trust in the wake of traumatic violence, and victims of the recent Boise International Market ﬁre. 5:30 p.m. $40. Zions Bank Tower, 800 W. Main St., Boise, 208-344-5523, tidwellservices.com. CHILDREN’S CHAMPION LUNCHEON HONORING BEV HARAD—Enjoy lunch and a silent auction for beautiful limited-edition prints by Idaho artist Stephanie Wilde. 11:30 a.m. $100-$300. Boise State Student Union Jordan Ballroom, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-5800. idahovoices.org/champion. HUMPIN’ HANNAH’S 37TH HANNAHVERSARY—Celebrate 37 years of the Hannah’s Family with happy hour prices all day and classic rock with J.R. and The Stingrays and The Rocci Johnson Band. 3 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s, 621 Main St., Boise, 208-345-7557, facebook.com.
On Stage ALLEY REP: RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN—8 p.m. $15-$20. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, alleyrep.org. BCT: A SKULL IN CONNEMARA PREVIEWS—8 p.m. $16-$18. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, bctheater.org. BE HERE NOW: A NIGHT OF COMEDY—With Albert Kirchner, Dylan Cole and Henry Stoddard. 9 p.m. $5. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise, 208-343-0886, neurolux. com. BOISE STATE THEATRE ARTS: SAMUEL HUNTER’S A BRIGHT NEW BOISE—7:30 p.m. $12-$15. Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1110. COF: AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY—7 p.m. $15-$35. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122, sunvalleycenter.org. Overheard something Eye-spy worthy? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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COMEDIAN CHAD THORNSBERRY—8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $12. Liquid,
405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com.
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COMEDYSPORTZ IMPROV—7:30 p.m. $9.99. ComedySportz Boise, 4619 Emerald St., Boise, 208-9914746, boisecomedy.com. STAGE COACH: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN—You won’t want to miss this wickedly inspired musical re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks’ classic comedy masterpiece. 8 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-3422000, stagecoachtheatre.com.
Art BOISE OPEN STUDIOS ART TOUR 2015—Boise Open Studios weekend is an opportunity to ask questions, interact with local artists and buy work directly from the creator. Through Sunday. See elsewhere in this issue for a special pull-out section for details. 4-7 p.m. FREE. boiseopenstudios.com/the-tour.
SATURDAY OCT. 10 Festivals & Events 2ND ANNUAL NORTHERN ROCKIES SAAA MOUNTAIN HOME HIGHLAND GAMES AND WORLD FAIR—Enjoy Scottish Highland games, freestyle bagpiping contest, kids highland games and small carnival, clans, beer garden, craft vendors and a rafﬂe. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Carl Miller Park-Mountain Home, 495 North 10th East at American Legion Blvd., Mountain Home. BOISE FARMERS MARKET—9 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. Boise Farmers Market, 10th and Grove, Boise, 208-345-9287, theboisefarmersmarket.com. CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKET— 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. FREE. Capital City Public Market, Eighth Street between Main and Bannock streets, Boise, 208-345-3499. seeyouatthemarket.com. NAMPA FARMERS’ MARKET—9 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. Lloyd Square, Intersection of 14th and Front streets, Nampa. A NIGHT OF SCOTCH AND CIGARS—Enjoy Ashton cigars and Scotch, dinner and appetizers, rafﬂe, entertainment and guest appearance by the Cigar Vixen. 7 p.m.-midnight. $150. The Drink Bar & Waterfront Grill, 3000 N. Lakeharbor Lane, Boise, 208-853-5070.
On Stage ALLEY REP: RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN—8 p.m. $15-$20. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, alleyrep.org.
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BCT: A SKULL IN CONNEMARA—8 p.m. $16-$34. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208331-9224, bctheater.org. BOISE STATE THEATRE ARTS: SAMUEL HUNTER’S A BRIGHT NEW BOISE—7:30 p.m. $12-$15. Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. 208-426-1110, theatrearts. boisestate.edu. COF: AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY—7 p.m. $15-$35. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122, sunvalleycenter.org. COMEDIAN CHAD THORNSBERRY—8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $12. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise. com. COMEDYSPORTZ IMPROV—7:30 p.m. $9.99. ComedySportz Boise, 4619 Emerald St., Boise, 208-9914746, boisecomedy.com. LED: THIS SIDE OF PARADISE—This collaboration blends original music, choreography and theatrical elements to create a new and exciting experience. 8 p.m. $36-$46. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1110, ledboise. com.
STAGE COACH: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN—8 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com. TV CHILDREN’S THEATER: DOROTHY AND THE WIZARD OF OZ—Get tickets at the TVCT website or by calling 208-287-TVCT. 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. $5-$9. Treasure Valley Children’s Theater, 703 N. Main St., Meridian, 208-287-8828, treasurevalleychildrenstheater.com.
Art 7TH ANNUAL RECYCLED ART SHOW: RUSTIC RENAISSANCE HOEDOWN—Bid on innovative creations by local artists, with proceeds beneﬁting recovery wellness programs supported by SHIP. 6-10 p.m. $10. PowerHouse Event Center, 621 S. 17th St., Boise. 208331-2707, secondchanceboise.org. BOISE OPEN STUDIOS ART TOUR 2015—10 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. boiseopenstudios.com/the-tour. VAC: ROLLIN’ HOLY DOWN A DIRTY RIVER—Enjoy new work by Mike Flinn, Noble Hardesty and Steve Willhite. Saturdays through November. Noon-6 p.m. FREE. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage
CALENDAR St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, visualartscollective.com.
Literature GHOSTS AND PROJECTORS: BROC ROSSELL, MICHAEL WANZENRIED AND ELENA TOMOROWITZ—7 p.m. $2 suggested donation. MING Studios, 420 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-949-4365.
Sports & Fitness BOGUS BASIN MAKE IT SNOW TAILGATE PARTY—Help Bogus Basin pay for snow-making activities while you enjoy Boise State football (vs. CSU) on the big screen. 4-10 p.m. FREE. Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area Corporate Ofﬁces, 2600 N. Bogus Basin Road, Boise, 208-332-5144, 208-367-4397. MDA MUSCLE WALK AND 5K FUN RUN—Join this all-inclusive, low–mileage walk and celebration. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Knitting Factory Concert House, 416 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-327-0107, musclewalkmda.org/boise2015.
SUNDAY OCT. 11
MONDAY OCT. 12
Talks & Lectures
BOISE STATE THEATRE ARTS: SAMUEL HUNTER’S A BRIGHT NEW BOISE—2 p.m. $12-$15. Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. 208-426-1110, theatrearts. boisestate.edu.
RESEARCH AND HOPE DAY—Dr. Ernie Bodai will discuss how lifestyle medicine, nutrition, exercise, stress management and other tools can positively affect your health. 7 p.m. FREE. Washington Group Plaza, 720 Park Blvd., Boise, 208-3451145, cancerconnectionidaho.org.
COF: AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY—3 p.m. $15-$35. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122, sunvalleycenter.org. COMEDIAN CHAD THORNSBERRY—8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379, liquidboise.com. WASSMUTH CENTER BENEFIT SCREENING: HE NAMED ME MALALA—Check out this intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai. 7 p.m. $10. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise. 208345-0304, wassmuthcenter.org.
Art BOISE OPEN STUDIOS ART TOUR 2015—10 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. boiseopenstudios.com/the-tour.
TUESDAY OCT. 13 Festivals & Events WASSMUTH CENTER BUILDING BRIDGES LUNCHEON FOR THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY—Help build a business community that fosters respect for human dignity and diversity in the workplace. Program keynote by Rich Raimondi. 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. $40 luncheon; $75 with optional workshop; $500 reserved table. Boise State Student Union Building, 1910 University Drive, Boise. 208-345-0304, wassmuthcenter.org.
MILD ABANDON By E.J. Pettinger
BOISE CLASSIC MOVIES: E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL—E.T. is phoning home at the Egyptian for one night only. 7 p.m. $9 online, $11 door. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, 208-3871273, boiseclassicmovies.com/ deals. BROADWAY IN BOISE: RIVERDANCE 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR—The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand. 7:30 p.m. $37.50-$60. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1110, mc.boisestate.edu. DR. HAAS’ 10 MINUTE SHOWCASES: EVERYTHING’S ALRIGHT!—Featuring Brett Badostain, Sophie Hughes, the inimitable Emmanuel Christopher Michael Vera IV and host Dylan Haas. 8 p.m. $5. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379.
Kids & Teens BULLYING PREVENTION MONTH: FIND YOUR VOICE WITH IDAHO M.O.V.E.—Learn how to ﬁnd your voice in bullying situations. 7 p.m. FREE. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, 208-972-8320, boisepubliclibrary.org.
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MUSIC GUIDE WEDNESDAY OCT. 7 BERNIE REILLY BAND—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s BLUES TRAVELER—With Matt Jaffe and The Distractions. 8 p.m. $27.50-$55. Knitting Factory
THE HOOT HOOTS, WARTIME BLUES, OCT. 9, THE OLYMPIC
CHUCK SMITH TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
MICHAELA FRENCH—7 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel
The Hoot Hoots might seem like a bunch of good-natured goofballs, but there’s some serious power in their pop. The Seattlebased quartet’s rocking, anthemic sound has the feel of a spontaneous summer road trip or kick-ass backyard barbecue. Joining the Hoot Hoots at the recently remodeled and restored Olympic Venue (above Mulligans) is Wartime Blues, a six-member band that writes its style of Americana against a backdrop of the Clark Fork River, the mouth of Hellgate Canyon and the mountains of Missoula, Mont. Rough-and-rugged Montana culture converges with college town quirk in Wartime’s music, resulting in experimental folk that incorporates a cello, mandolin, keys and swayable harmonies. We would be remiss if we didn’t mention Boise Weekly’s own former calendar guru/web guy Sam Hill will also grace the stage that night. He describes his so far nameless band as “Hmmm… idk, indie rock pop something or other. Some folk in there, too.” —Jessica Murri
COUNTRY CLUB—6:30 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow
SONGWRITERS NIGHT—Enjoy original music, hosted by Keith and Julianna. 8 p.m. FREE. WilliB’s
With Wartime Blues and Sam Hill. Doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m., $5, 21 and older only. The Olympic Venue, 1009 Main St., facebook.com/The-Olympic-Venue.
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DEAD TO A DYING WORLD—With Slumm and Blackcloud. 7 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux GAYLE CHAPMAN—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365 IDAHO JAZZ SOCIETY: LADIES SING JAZZ—Featuring Yve Evans, Shirley Van Paepeghem, Pamela DeMarche and Brianne Gray. 7 p.m. $17-$22 adv., $20-$25 door. Sapphire JEREMY STEWART—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers JOHN 00 FLEMING—10 p.m. $5. Crowbar (formerly Grainey’s Basement) LIQUID WETT WEDNESDAY— Electronic live music and DJs. 9:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid
THURSDAY OCT. 8
JEREMY STEWART—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
EMILY TIPTON—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper
JOHNNY SHOES AND JENNIFER PISANO—7 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel
FIONA LURAY—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365
MODERN CLASSICS: BOISE STATE MUSIC DEPARTMENT FACULTY—Featuring The Chimera Duo. 7:30 p.m. $10--$18. Sapphire
HILLSTOMP—10 p.m. $7. Reef
THROWBACK THURSDAY WITH DJ ANKID—Enjoy all your favorite hip-hop, EDM and R&B, along with $2 Wells and $2 Coors until close. 9:30 p.m. FREE. Hannah’s
FRIDAY OCT. 9
FRANK MARRA—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers HUMPIN’ HANNAH’S 37TH HANNAHVERSARY—With J.R. and The Stingrays and The Rocci Johnson Band. 3 p.m. FREE. Hannah’s JOHN JONES TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers OLD DEATH WHISPER—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s POKE—7 p.m. FREE. Sockeye-Cole REX MILLER AND RICO WEISMAN—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
ANDY D—With WhiteCatPink and Sick Wish. 7 p.m. $7. Neurolux
AMBER IKEMAN AND TAYLOR ROSS WILSON—7:30 p.m. FREE. The District
BEN BURDICK—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365
BILLY BRAUN—5 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel
BEN BURDICK TRIO WITH AMY ROSE—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
BLAZE AND KELLY—7 p.m. FREE. WilliB’s
WARTIME BLUES—With Hoot Hoots and Sam Hill. 8 p.m. $5. The Olympic
CYMRY—5 p.m. FREE. Schnitzel Garten
CHAD AND VASHTI SUMMERVILL—Heartfelt vocals and innovative arrangements that will take you on a soul journey. 7:30 p.m. $17-$22 adv., $20-$25. Sapphire
SATURDAY OCT. 10
FRIM FRAM FOUR—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s THE GHOST EASE—With Sun Blood Stories. 7 p.m. $7 adv., $10 door. WaterCooler
DJ VERSTÁL—11 p.m. FREE. Neurolux
SOMO—With Kirko Bangz and Jordan Bratton. 8 p.m. $22-$400. Knitting Factory
BESSIE—9 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s
MUSIC GUIDE CHAD VALLEY—With Stranger Cat. 9:30 p.m. $5. Reef CHUCK SMITH TRIO WITH NICOLE CHRISTENSEN—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers CRUSHED OUT AND FERAL FOSTER—9 p.m. $5. Grainey’s CWI VISITNG ARTIST SERIES— With Marimba Boise, workshop participants and CWI Chamber Choir. Reception immediately following the concert. 11:30 a.m. FREE. CWI Nampa Campus THE DISTRICTS—With Sun Club and Tundra Brother. 7 p.m. $12 adv., $14 door. Neurolux DOUGLAS CAMERON—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365 FRANK MARRA—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers JAY ALM AND GABE HESS—7:30 p.m. FREE. The District JIM GILL GETS NOISY—Kids and their parents will enjoy a sing-along musical experience with awardwinning musician and songwriter Jim Gill. 2 p.m. FREE. BPL Hayes Auditorium KEN HARRIS—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill MANILLA ROAD—With The Discarded. 8 p.m. $15. Shredder OLD DEATH WHISPER—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
MONDAY OCT. 12
TUESDAY OCT. 13
1332 RECORDS PUNK MONDAY— 9 p.m. FREE. Liquid
BERNIE REILLY—5:30 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s
CHUCK SMITH AND NICOLE CHRISTENSEN—7:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
CHUCK SMITH TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
CHUCK SMITH—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers JAYMAY—With Alec Lytle. 7 p.m. $10. Neurolux OPEN MIC WITH REBECCA SCOTT AND ROB HILL—9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
ESTEBAN ANASTASIO—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers FRANK TURNER AND THE SLEEPING SOULS—With Skinny Lister and Beans On Toast. 7:30 p.m. $16-$35. Knitting Factory LIMEHOUSE—7 p.m. FREE. Sockeye-Cole
ROB HARDING—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365
OPEN MIC—8 p.m. FREE. WilliB’s
TOM RIGNEY AND FLAMBEAU— The ﬁery, electrifying violinist/ composer joins forces with some of the ﬁnest musicians on the San Francisco roots music scene.7 p.m. $20-$25 adv., $25-$30 door. Sapphire
SEAN HATTON—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365
RADIO BOISE TUESDAY: MURS— With Red Pill, King Fantastic and Noa James. 7:30 p.m. $5. Neurolux
SICK OF SARAH—With Lost Element and The Hand. 8 p.m. $8. Shredder
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SALSA INTO AUTUMN: DJ GIOVANI—9 p.m. $6-$10. Knitting Factory SONS OF THUNDER MOUNTAIN— 7 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel
SUNDAY OCT. 11 BOISE JAZZ SOCIETY: MELISSA ALDANA QUARTET—SOLD OUT. 7 p.m. Sapphire DALE WATSON AND THE LONE STARS—8 p.m. $10 adv., $12 door. Neurolux J. LATELY—With 1lady, Telli Prego, Nanci Peral, J. Morgan and Champlu. 8 p.m. $6. Shredder JOSH RITTER IN-STORE—Don’t miss Ritter’s only show in town in celebration of his new album Sermon on the Rocks (out Oct. 16). Fans can buy the album (CD or LP) before its ofﬁcial release date. VIP wristbands guaranteeing admission to the in-store are available now with album preorder. 4 p.m. FREE. The Record Exchange KEVIN KIRK—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365 NOCTURNUM LIVE INDUSTRIAL DJS—10 p.m. FREE. Liquid RAGGED UNION—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s SALSA INTO AUTUMN: DJ GIOVANI—9 p.m. $6-$10. Knitting Factory THE SIDEMEN: GREG PERKINS AND RICK CONNOLLY—6 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
JOSH RITTER, OCT. 11, THE RECORD EXCHANGE Boise is often seen as an anomaly. People who’ve never been here wonder why everyone from world-renowned dancers, musicians and authors to venture capitalists and tech giants choose to live in Boise. “Quality of life” is the pat answer but in reality, it’s an intangible not easily deﬁned and is what brings a number of artists who don’t even live here anymore to come back to the City of Trees with new creative projects. Josh Ritter, one of Boise’s (and Idaho’s) favorite sons, is also one of our favorite artists and the feeling must be mutual, because on Sunday, Oct. 11, Ritter returns home and to the Record Exchange stage with his new release, Sermon on the Rocks (Pytheas Recordings, Oct. 16). Ritter’s in-store performance is his only show in town and not only will hometown fans get to hear Sermon, they can purchase it before its ofﬁcial release date. With each new release, the down-to-earth Ritter shoots even further into the stratosphere and his Record Exchange in-stores are a rare opportunity to see him live in such a casual, intimate setting—one of those intangibles. —Amy Atkins 4 p.m., FREE. VIP wristbands guaranteeing admission are available with album preorder. The Record Exchange, 1105 W. Idaho St., 208-344-8010, therecordexchange.com. BOISEweekly | OCTOBER 7–13, 2015 | 23
BOOZEHOUND RUBY RED GRAPEFRUIT VODKAS
SKYY INFUSIONS TEXAS GRAPEFRUIT, $18.95 Released in January, Skyy Infusions Texas Grapefruit joins a long line of fruit-ﬂavored spirits from this San Francisco distillery. Candied grapefruit ﬂavors dominate the nose—think liquid Starburst, Squirt, Tang—and the palate continues the sweet-fest, with powdered grapefruit and a notably sugary ﬁnish. ABSOLUT RUBY RED GRAPEFRUIT VODKA, $21.95 Made from winter wheat in the town of Ahus, Sweden, Absolut’s ﬂavored vodkas don’t use any added sweeteners. That makes the nose on Absolut’s Ruby Red much less cartoonish—one taster picked up citrus peel, pine and juniper. The palate is grapefruit and vodka; “It smells real and tastes real,” added another panelist. DEEP EDDY RUBY RED GRAPEFRUIT VODKA, $18.95 Deep Eddy’s is the only grapefruit vodka we tasted that’s distilled in Texas, and the only one with color. Distilled 10 times using corn, Deep Eddy’s classic vodka is then blended with real grapefruit juice. This 35 percent ABV sipper pours a viscous pink with straightforward grapefruit juice notes on the nose. The palate boasts plenty of tart to counter the sweet. “It tastes like booze with citrus juice,” said one taster; “Dangerlicious,” added another. —Tara Morgan 24 | OCTOBER 7–13, 2015 | BOISEweekly
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A hybrid of the pomelo and sweet orange, the grapefruit was discovered by Europeans in the West Indies in the 1700s. Today, the United States is the world’s second largest producer of the citrus fruit. Texas is famous for its Ruby Red grapefruit—pink-ﬂeshed orbs that ripen extra sweet over long, hot summer nights. Texas red grapefruit, the ofﬁcial state fruit, is harvested October through May. To celebrate the harvest, we sampled three red grapefruit vodkas.
CHATEAU DE FLEURS New Eagle event space includes farm-to-table restaurant Le Coq d’Or TARA MORGAN Chateau de Fleurs has only a few fleurs at this phase of the project. Aside from a row of concrete frogs waiting to spit streams of water into an empty reservoir, the Eagle event center’s garden is mostly a mound of dirt. That will all change by next spring, said creative director Roshan Roghani, when the grounds will be transformed into a lush space with swaths Chef Frank Bacquet said Le Coq d’Or will feature a menu of French favorites that change with the seasons, and of grass for outdoor weddings, plenty of flowers, service that harkens to an earlier, more liesurely age. grape trellises and herbs. Sound ambitious? Not when you consider what else the Chateau team that these truffles are being grown right now.” The Chateau’s kitchen uses produce cultihas accomplished at 176 S. Rosebud Lane in just What’s more, Chateau des Fleurs also has its vated in the on-site garden, incorporating it into less than a year. own wine label: Roghani Vineyards. the menu, along with a selection of sustainable “There was nothing here last October,” said “Out in Marsing, we have a few vineyards,” proteins. director of operations Mary May. “We were said Roshan. “Up until now we’ve just sold our “Ultimately, we’d like to go all organic, but standing in goatheads with our shovels.” grapes to all the other Idaho-based wine labels, that’s not our first focus,” said Roshan. “Our Now, there’s a stately 21,000-square-foot but we did do our own wine label this year to fafirst focus is to make sure that we can source building with white marble floors, 92 crystal cilitate our events and our restaurant. We use our everything within Idaho or the Northwest if it’s chandeliers, two grand ballrooms filled with something like game. And to get everything grass- own grapes in this circumstance and then Koenig gold Chiavari chairs, two private dining rooms, a produces the wines for us.” bridal suite with a clawfoot tub and Le Coq d’Or, fed, cage-free, antibiotic-free.” In addition to its house wines, Le Coq d’Or The kitchen also does all of its own baking— a 66-seat farm-to-table restaurant now open to will feature a list heavy with French, Italian and everything from bread to pastries—and Le Coq the public. Spanish selections. d’Or will regularly adapt its offerings to reflect Chateau des Fleurs was created and designed “We’ll start with a low-key but very nice wine what’s seasonally available. by Susan Roghani, founder “We change the menu every list, but we will build the cellar more and more of bodycare and fragrance and more with time,” said Bacquet. three months; we go with the company Camille Beckman. CHATEAU DES FLEURS Overall, the goal is to create a European-style season,” said executive chef Modeled after the Palace of 176 S.Rosebud Lane, Eagle, 208dining experience where guests are encouraged to Franck Bacquet in his heavy Versailles, the Chateau sits 386-9196, chateaueagle.com linger over their meals. French accent. next the Camille Beckman “We want to have the old, traditional service,” Bacquet, former owner of headquarters, which was fashsaid Bacquet. “We don’t want to bring you the Boise’s Le Coq Rouge, has crafted a menu filled ioned after Shakespeare’s old stomping grounds, with French favorites like coq au vin—half a Cor- bill when you have the fork in your mouth.” Stratford-upon-Avon. “When that’s your table, that’s your table for nish game hen simmered in a red wine reduction “It’s just such a magical spot that we felt the with mushrooms, duck bacon, fresh herbs, onions the evening,” added Roshan. need to do something that would transport Le Coq d’Or hosted a reservation-only soft people somewhere totally different,” said Roshan, and carrots—and magret de canard au miel truffe, opening Oct. 2 and Oct. 3, and the space is now pan seared duck breast flambe with cognac and Susan’s daughter. officially open for dinner Tuesdays through Thursfinished with a truffle honey sauce. Past the Chateau’s sprawling parking lot is a days from 5 to 9 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays “The duck breast is so beautiful, tender, juicy large, impressive garden with clusters of budding from 5 to 10 p.m. There will also be a weekly tea Brussels sprouts poking up next to leafy fountains and we do a vegetable medley—we have Brussels held Wednesdays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. sprouts right now from the garden, we have of kale and tangles of raspberry vines. Across the “We’ll have the traditional scones and clotted heirloom tomatoes, heirloom carrots—beautiful way, a 10-year-old orchard is filled with apple, cream and berries, and then our goal is once a carrots, when you bite on the carrot you think, peach, nectarine, cherry and plum trees. Plucking a sunset-pink golden raspberry from ‘Wow.’ You have the full flavors from a long, long month to have high tea,” May said. Want to check out the expansive estate for time ago,” said Bacquet. “It’s fantastic.” the vine, Roshan explained the chaos. yourself? Chateau des Fleurs will host a commuIn a surprising twist, even the truffles will be “We plant what you should plant next to each nity open house Saturday, Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. local. other based on the lunar cycle,” she said. “It’s a “The whole space is experience-driven,” said “We’re also growing truffles,” said Roshan. really old school way, but we really believe in the Roshan. “So it’s very much about people.” “Actually, it’s the only place in the United States ancient way of cultivation.” BOISE WEEKLY.COM
SCREEN ONE CHILD, ONE BOOK, ONE EXTRAORDINARY MOVIE
He Named Me Malala chronicles the girl who inspired a global movement GEORGE PRENTICE The story of Malala Yousafzai was rich with possibilities, but many of us are already familiar with the tale of the Pakistani girl from a small mountain village, who survived The “he” in He Named Me Malala is Ziauddin Yousafzai (left) with his now-famous daughter Malala. Indeed, he gave a brutal Taliban attack and became a Nobel her a name and occasionally a shoulder to sleep on during her world travels. Peace Prize Laureate. Yousafzai’s incredible story of survival and inspiration filled the Malala is no typical teen, though. Her mesration. “Our nation was losing hope in a terrible airwaves from CNN to Comedy Central (her war; and as our nation was retreating, a mysteri- sage of the importance of education for all the appearance with Jon Stewart on The Daily world’s young girls has resonated and become a ous girl, dressed all in red, suddenly climbed to Show is required viewing), and her 2013 movement, which swept across continents. a mountaintop and raised her voice. ‘It’s better autobiography I Am Malala was a bestseller. “We love Malala’s words: ‘One child, one to live like a lion for one day than to live like a When in early September, I walked into a teacher, one book and one pen can indeed not-so-full Toronto theater to screen He Named slave for 100 years,’ she said, before leading her people to a great victory. But then suddenly, the change the world,” Dr. Dan Prinzing, execuMe Malala, the new documentary by Oscartive director of Boise’s Wassmuth Center for girl was shot and killed.” winning director Davis Human Rights told Boise Weekly. “Those Almost as suddenly, the Guggenheim, I was prepared words certainly summarize a lot of what the next images are the nowfor a not-so-groundbreaking HE NAMED ME MALALA (PG13) famous news reports, showing Wassmuth Center is all about, and those words experience. However, as the Directed by Davis Guggenheim dedicate us to the need for education of all 15-year-old Malala being credits rolled, I couldn’t get Opens Friday, Oct. 9 at The Flicks rushed to an emergency room young women.” over how much I had underSpecial screening and discussion In conjunction with the Friday, Oct. 9 after bullets fired by a Taliban estimated this film. And it presented by The Wassmuth Cenopening of He Named Me Malala at The Flicks gunman ripped through her should absolutely be required ter, Monday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m. $10, on Friday, Oct. 9, the Wassmuth Center is face and shoulder while she viewing for all American wassmuthcenter.org planning something special for Sunday, Oct. was riding a school bus. school children. 11 at The Flicks. “It doesn’t really matter “People think they already “We’ve been distributing free tickets to that I can’t hear you comknow Malala’s story,” Gugstudents throughout the Treasure Valley, and pletely,” says Malala, pointing to her permagenheim (An Inconvenient Truth), told Boise we’ve asked that they perhaps invite a refugee Weekly after the Toronto premiere of He Named nently damaged left ear. “And it really doesn’t or international student as their guest for that Me Malala. ”Oh sure, you might say: ‘She’s the matter that I can’t smile properly.” evening,” said Prinzing. “We expect to fill the But smile she does, looking like any other girl who was shot and was on all of the news theater.” channels.’ But she could easily be my daughter teenager. It’s particularly sweet to watch the The public is invited to the Oct. 11 celebraor your daughter. What I hope I’ve done here is young Malala raise a hand to shyly cover her tion, which will include a post-screening disgiggles as she looks at pictures of uber-hunk tell the story of a family.” cussion. Tickets are $10, and a limited number Brad Pitt on her new Facebook page. In this He does, and he begins it with a beautifully are available at The Flicks box office or through and other moments, we are reminded that animated bedtime story in the film’s opening wassmuthcenter.org. while a Nobel Peace Prize sits on this girl’s moments. “Here’s a young lady,” said Prinzing, taking bookshelf, she still likes movie stars and car“My father would tell me a story when I a long pause. “Well… Malala changed the toon characters (the Minions from Despicable was a little girl,” says Malala, as we see a lovely world, didn’t she?” painting come to life with each word of her nar- Me make her giggle, too). BOISE WEEKLY.COM
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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): If I warned you not to trust anyone, I hope you would reject my simplistic fear-mongering. If I suggested that you trust everyone unconditionally, I hope you would dismiss my delusional naiveté. It’s important to acknowledge the smart approach is far more difficult than those two extremes. You have to evaluate each person and each situation on a case-by-case basis. There may be unpredictable folks who are trustworthy some of the time, but not always. Can you be both affably open-hearted and slyly discerning? It’s especially important that you do so in the next 16 days. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): As I meditated on your astrological aspects, I had an intuition that I should go to a gem fair I’d heard about. It was at an event center near my home. When I arrived, I was dazzled to find a vast spread of minerals, fossils, gemstones and beads. Within a few minutes, two stones had commanded my attention, as if they’d reached out to me telepathically: chrysoprase, a green gemstone; and petrified wood, a mineralized fossil streaked with earth tones. The explanatory note next to the chrysoprase said that if you keep this gem close to you, it “helps make conscious what has been unconscious.” Ownership of the petrified wood was described as conferring “the power to remove
obstacles.” I knew these were the exact oracles you needed. I bought both stones, took them home, and put them on an altar dedicated to your success in the coming weeks. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): George R. R. Martin has written a series of fantasy novels collectively called A Song of Ice and Fire. They have sold 60 million copies and been adapted for the HBO series Game of Thrones. Martin says the inspiration for his master work originated with the pet turtles he owned as a kid. The creatures lived in a toy castle in his bedroom, and he pretended they were knights and kings and other royal characters. “I made up stories about how they killed each other and betrayed each other and fought for the kingdom,” he has testified. I think the next seven months will be a perfect time for you to make a comparable leap, Gemini. What’s your version of Martin’s turtles? And what valuable asset can you turn it into? CANCER (June 21-July 22): The editors of the Urban Dictionary provide a unique definition of the word “outside.” They say it’s a vast, uncomfortable place that surrounds your home. It has no ceiling or walls or carpets, and contains annoying insects and random loud noises. There’s a big yellow ball in the sky that’s always moving around and changing the temperature in inconvenient ways.
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Even worse, the “outside” is filled with strange people who are constantly doing deranged and confusing things. Does this description match your current sense of what “outside” means, Cancerian? If so, that’s OK. For now, enjoy the hell out of being inside. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): We all go through phases when we are tempted to believe in the factuality of every hostile, judgmental and random thought that our monkey mind generates. I am not predicting that this is such a time for you, but I do want to ask you to be extra skeptical toward your monkey mind’s fabrications. Right now it’s especially important that you think as coolly and objectively as possible. You can’t afford to be duped by anyone’s crazy talk, including your own. Be extra vigilant in your quest for the raw truth. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Do you know about the ancient Greek general Pyrrhus? At the Battle of Asculum in 279 BCE, his army technically defeated Roman forces, but his casualties were so substantial he lost the war. You can and you must avoid a comparable scenario. Fighting for your cause is good only if it doesn’t wreak turmoil and bewilderment. If you want to avoid an outcome in which both sides lose, you’ve got to engineer a result in which both sides win.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): If I could give you a birthday present, it would be a map to your future treasure. Do you know what treasure I’m referring to? Think about it as you fall asleep on the next eight nights. I’m sorry I can’t simply provide you with the instructions you’d need to locate it. The cosmic powers tell me you have not yet earned that right. The secondbest gift I can offer, then, will be clues about how to earn it. Clue No. 1, Meditate on the differences between what your ego wants and what your soul needs. No. 2, Ask yourself, “What is the most unripe part of me?” then devise a plan to ripen it. No. 3, Invite your mind to give you insights you haven’t been brave enough to work with until now. No. 4, Take one medium-sized bold action every day. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Galway Kinnell’s poem “Middle of the Way” is about his solo trek through the snow on Oregon’s Mount Gauldy. As he wanders in the wilderness, he remembers an important truth about himself: “I love the day, the sun ... But I know [that] half my life belongs to the wild darkness.” According to my reading of the astrological omens, Scorpio, now is a good time for you, too, to refresh your awe and reverence for the wild darkness—and to recall half your life belongs to it. Doing so will bring you another experience Kinnell describes: “an
inexplicable sense of joy, as if some happy news had been transmitted to me directly, bypassing the brain.”
The moral of the story might be to get in closer contact with your roots. Or be more attentive to your support system. Or buy new shoes and underwear.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The last time I walked into a McDonald’s and ordered a meal was 1984. Nothing that the restaurant chain serves up is appealing to my taste or morality. I do admire its adaptability, however. In cow-loving India, McDonald’s only serves vegetarian fare that includes deep-fried cheese and potato patties. In Israel, kosher McFalafels are available. Mexicans order their McMuffins with refried beans and pico de gallo. At a McDonald’s in Singapore, you can order McRice burgers. This is the type of approach I advise for you right now, Sagittarius. Adjust your offerings for your audience.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): I haven’t planted a garden for years. My workload is too intense to devote enough time to that pleasure. So eight weeks ago I was surprised when a renegade sunflower began blooming in the dirt next to my porch. How did the seed get there? Via the wind? A passing bird that dropped a potential meal? The gorgeous interloper eventually grew to a height of four feet and produced a boisterous yellow flower head. Every day I muttered a prayer of thanks for its guerrilla blessing. I predict a comparable phenomenon for you in the coming days, Aquarius.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You have been flirting with your “alone at the top” reveries. I won’t be surprised if one night you have a dream of riding on a Ferris wheel that malfunctions, leaving you stranded at the highest point. What’s going on? Here’s what I suspect: In one sense you are zesty and farseeing. Your competence and confidence are waxing. At the same time, you may be out of touch with what’s going on at ground level. Your connection to the depths is not as intimate as your relationship with the heights.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The coming days will be a favorable time to dig up what has been buried. You can discover hidden agendas, expose deceptions, see beneath the masks and dissolve delusions. But it’s my duty to ask you this: Is that really something you want to do? It would be fun and sexy to liberate so much trapped emotion and suppressed energy, but it could also stir up a mindbending ruckus that propels you on a healing quest. I hope you decide to go for the gusto, but understand if you prefer to play it safe. BOISE WEEKLY.COM
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Case No. 1507458 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Minor) A Petition to change the name of Jameson Ray Pritiken, 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 Jameson Jefferson Ray Bittle. The reason for the change in name is: wishes of mother and father. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on Oct. 20, 2015 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be ﬁled by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date: August 31, 2015. CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: Deirdre Price Deputy Clerk PUB September 16, 23, 30 and October 7, 2015. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Dominic Joseph Martin. Legal Name Case No. CV NC 1514742 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Dominic Joseph Martin, 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 Dani Martin. The reason for the change in name is: personal reasons. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on Oct. 20, 2015 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be ﬁled by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date: August 31, 2015. CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: Deirdre Price Deputy Clerk PUB September 16, 23, 30 and October 7, 2015. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Gail Christine Kramer. Legal Name Case No. CV NC 1515557
NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Gail Christine Kramer, 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 Christin Gail Wood. The reason for the change in name is: have gone by the name Christin for many years and had the last name of Wood for a majority of my adult life (had the married name Wood for 27 years). A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on Nov 03, 2015 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be ﬁled by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date: Sept 14, 2015. CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: Deirdre Price Deputy Clerk PUB September 23, 30 October 07 and 14, 2015. LEGAL NOTICE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION CASE NO. CV 15 2302, IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF CANYON, Copper Creek Subdivision Homeowners Association, Inc., Plaintiff, v. Emily Matthews, Defendant. TO: EMILY A. MATTHEWS You have been sued by Copper Creek Subdivision Homeowners Association, Inc., the Plaintiff, in the District Court of the Third Judicial District in and for Canyon County, Idaho, Case No. CV OC 15 2302. The nature of the claim against you is for unpaid homeowner association assessments, more particularly described in the Complaint. Any time after twenty (20) days following the last publication of this Summons, the Court may enter a judgment against you without further notice, unless prior to that time you have
ﬁled a written response in the proper form, including the case number, and paid any required ﬁling fee to: Clerk of the Court, Canyon County Courthouse, Nampa Annex, 120 9th Ave S, Nampa, Idaho 83651 Telephone: (208) 467-2171 and served a copy of your response on the Plaintiff’s attorney at: Jeremy O. Evans of VIAL FOTHERINGHAM LLP, 12828 LaSalle Dr Ste. 101, Boise, ID 83702, Telephone 208629-4567, Facsimile 208-392-1400. A copy of the Summons and Complaint can be obtained by contacting either the Clerk of the Court or the attorney for Plaintiff. If you wish legal assistance, you should immediately retain an attorney to advise you in this matter. DATED this 9 day of September, 2015. T. WATKINS, DEPUTY CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT PUB September 23, 30 and October 7 and 14, 2015. LEGAL NOTICE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION CASE NO. OC CV 15 01640, IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA, Bristol Heights Neighborhood Association, Inc., Plaintiff, v. Tonya D. Cole, Defendant. TO: TONYA D. COLE You have been sued by Bristol Heights Neighborhood Association, Inc., the Plaintiff, in the District Court of the Fourth Judicial District in and for Ada County, Idaho, Case No. CV OC 15 01640. The nature of the claim against you is for unpaid homeowner association assessments, more particularly described in the Complaint. Any time after twenty (20) days following the last publication of this Summons, the Court may enter a judgment against you without further notice, unless prior to that time you have ﬁled a written response in
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DEAR MINERVA, As a 30-year-old man, is it ageist of me not to want to date a man who is almost 20 years my senior and who is still in the closet? Is it wrong that I just feel like the differences are too much? I don’t want to be discriminatory but I am truly not feeling it. —Young and I love to be young.
DEAR YOUNG, Honey lamb, if you aren’t feeling it, you aren’t feeling it. Never force something your instincts are telling you isn’t right. While I am a ﬁrm believer that age is just a number (ie: a boring and tiresome subject) and I have things in common with people of all ages, some people cannot see themselves dating someone considerably older. That is perfectly ﬁne. We all have preferences and no one can let political correctness rule their love life. We love who we love. If you aren’t into someone that much older, let him down easy. Someday that may very well be you reaching out to someone younger who you ﬁnd attractive and you would want them to be merciful in their rejection. As for him not being out of the closet, that is a much bigger red ﬂag than his age. It is hard to go into a relationship with someone who hasn’t come to terms with their sexuality. After all, conﬁdence and authenticity are attractive at every age.
While everybody’s all hot to trot over Mars, it’s good to remember the days when the moon was all the rage. For years, a collection of historic photographs chronicling the early space program has been quietly building online, featuring images taken from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Kennedy and Johnson space centers, and scanned for the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal, edited by Eric Jones and Ken Glover. The site bills itself as “the world-wide web’s most extensive collection of high-quality Apollo apolloarchive.com/apollo_gallery images,” and we’re not about to doubt the claim. ﬂickr.com/photos/projectapolloarOrganized by mission and chive/albums meticulously catalogued, we wouldn’t want to hazard a guess at how many shots are included in the library. Some are well known but most are not, including candids of astronauts, never-before-seen images of space ﬂight and any number of snapshots of equipment and technology. Among the most stunning are thousands of (mostly color) high-resolution images uploaded to Flickr last month (ﬂickr.com/ photos/projectapolloarchive/albums). If you’re on the space-nerd bandwagon, the Project Apollo Archive is stellar viewing. —Zach Hagadone
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FROM THE BW POLL VAULT Do you think self-described “patriot” groups are extremists?
Yes, they’re dangerous: 62.5% Yes, but they’re all talk : 13.89% No, they’re true patriots: 11.11% No, they’re just exercising their rights: 12.5% No opinion: 0.88% Disclaimer: This online poll is not inte n d e d to b e a s c i e n ti f i c s a mp l e o f l o c a l, statewi d e or nati onal op i ni on.
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Minutes and seconds Fergal “Eyesore” Fleming went without blinking during the 2011 “So You Think You Can Stare” competition in Australia.
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