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Dia de los Muertos Events Abound in the Treasure
Valley

Dia de los Muertos Events Abound in the Treasure Valley

click to enlarge While some brace themselves against hordes of trick-or-treaters, others are already prepping elaborate altars and food for a different fall event—Dia de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday to memorialize the passing of loved ones. Here are some of the local celebrations planned this year around the holiday, […]

October 31, 2018: What to Know

October 31, 2018: What to Know

Facebook, which reported slowing growth on Tuesday, is planning to reduce its dependence on News Feed, the stream of content that’s central to its social media platform. The New York Times reports that Facebook executives say they want to focus more on messaging and video, even though neither of those make as much money as […]

Idaho’s Young Voters: Energized or Disengaged?

Idaho’s Young Voters: Energized or Disengaged?

At least until voters actually cast a ballot, this year’s midterm elections are all about expectations. And with high hopes for a robust turnout of young voters at the polls, it was no big stretch to expect a good-sized crowd of students on Oct. 2, when the College of Idaho hosted Democrat Paulette Jordan and […]

Conservation: The Bipartisan Issue Driving Idaho’s Tightest
Elections

Conservation: The Bipartisan Issue Driving Idaho’s Tightest Elections

Welcome to GOTV week. The letters G-O-T-V are plastered on whiteboards inside campaign war rooms across Idaho, and any candidate who admits to not knowing they mean “Get Out The Vote” does so at his or her own peril. True, early voting has been robust across the Gem State—particularly in Ada County—for nearly three weeks. […]

The Happy Prince: Anything But

The Happy Prince: Anything But

The Happy Prince, an ambitious passion project written, directed by and starring Rupert Everett, is so specific with its portrait of a rapidly declining Oscar Wilde in his final days that the film is a must-see for those wild about Wilde. But for anyone outside of that circle, it’s a bit of a slog. We […]

What They Had: Scattered Pictures of the Smiles She Left
Behind

What They Had: Scattered Pictures of the Smiles She Left Behind

Footprints in the snow. I just can’t shake the image. In the opening moments of What They Had, an achingly wonderful new film starring Hilary Swank, Blythe Danner, Michael Shannon and Robert Forster, we see Ruth (Danner) matter-of-factly get out of bed, grab a sweater and handbag, and step outside into a Chicago snowstorm. Ruth’s […]

Finding the Political Courage

Finding the Political Courage

For Vote Smart, a nonprofit organization that conducts nonpartisan, voter-driven research, courage is summed up in the answer to a simple question: “We ask candidates, ‘Are you willing to tell Americans where you stand with the issues you will face if elected?’” Walker McKusick, Vote Smart national director, told Boise Weekly from his organization’s Iowa […]

Michael Reilly

Michael Reilly

Toronto-born Michael Reilly has been with Broadway’s traveling production of The Lion King almost since its debut in 1997 (he joined the crew in 1999, taking just one hiatus to work on shows like Lord of the Rings and Wicked) but even drama diehards might not recognize his face. That’s because Reilly is the production’s […]

Foot Dynamics: Ten Years, Thousands of Feet, Miles to
Go

Foot Dynamics: Ten Years, Thousands of Feet, Miles to Go

Jeff Jacobs’ crush on Boise is very particular, yet somehow familiar to anyone who fell in love with the City of Trees and quickly decided to set down roots. For Jacobs, his heart skipped a beat in January of 2008. “I had visited Boise before, but I really needed to see if the ski scene […]

Molly Burch

Molly Burch

When FADER premiered Molly Burch‘s single, “Wild,” from her new album First Flower (Captured Tracks, 2018), it called her funky tracks “pretty rock music that stings.” That sting is all in the lyrics. Burch’s voice—which is by turns deep and robust, whispered and breathy—brings the rest, although her jazz-meets-bossa nova style isn’t like anything you’d […]