Civil discourse is an important aspect of building community. The Boise Commons is an organization that creates projects, spaces and campaigns for the community to learn from. They have a new project called Assumption Scope, it’s designed to examine assumptions about major institutions such …

Treefort nostalgia is not just for its patrons, but its artists, too. Boise collaborative arts group LED has just released an album for the project, Artificial Flowers, which it performed at the festival in 2018.

Not long ago, I came across a disturbing scene while on my way to meet some friends downtown. A bartender stood at the door of a local watering hole, urging a man slouched against the jamb to quit the establishment. The bartender, fists clenched at her hips, was flustered, at a loss as to wh…

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Boise’s bartenders have a massive group chat. They’re watching out for each other and, by extension, all of their customers

The myth is like something straight out of a movie: In Santa’s shadow lurks the Krampus, a vengeance demon who, with a combination of coal and reed switches, chastises naughty children during the holidays. The Krampus is the inspiration behind the Idaho Krampus Con, which is now entering its…

At the end of 2009, the United States—the whole world, really—reeled from the onslaught of the Great Recession. Then-President Barack Obama was touting the Affordable Care Act, which he would sign into law the next year, and, locally, the first edition of Idaho Ho Ho was released, with proce…

Between 1920 and 1933, the 18th Amendment banned the production and sale of alcohol in the United States. While some parts of the Prohibition era are often referenced fondly, no one wants a return to the days of bootleggers and G-men. And we don’t have to, thanks to the 15 words that make up…

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