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In a social media rebuke of what he called "Prom King Comedy," which had television executives buzzing on both coasts, a writer for Conan O'Brien blasted the complacent status of late night television—and got some pushback from an unlikely source: his own employer.

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Anthony Doerr's novel, All the Light We Cannot See, has won critical and popular acclaim. The New York Times called it one of the 10 best books of 2014, and it spent the better part of a year on the New York Times Bestseller List. It was also a finalist for the National Book Award.

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Not gonna write much today. Just a couple of quick things, then I'm sticking on a music video. If you feel shorted on reading material, spend the extra time I've saved you thinking about what kind of governor would veto a bill that would have allowed some relief to little kids with debilitat…

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If you remember, back in January when I launched the continuing series "Just When You Thought Your Legislature Couldn't Get Any Dumber...," I set forth a goal to pick an Official State Dumbshit of 2015 from the rich field of possibilities provided by the assembly of men and women who congreg…

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[image-1]When longtime Boise artist Alexa Rose passed away in January 2013, she left behind a comet tail of artwork, the Alexa Rose Gallery and deep roots in Boise's arts community. Add to her legacy The Alexa Rose Foundation, founded in 2014, which for the first time is initiating a grant p…

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The most anticipated movie of this summer? Avengers: Age of Ultron by a mile. The latest Avengers flick opens Friday, May 1, and features Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk, Thor and... you know the rest.

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Are you a diehard moviegoer? Do you get angry when the Academy picks the wrong best picture at the Oscars? Or do you prefer to catch movies when they come out on Netflix? We're interested in your moviegoing habits—please participate in our poll!

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Hey gang, I have an idea. What say we all call our Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch and ask them not to take part in trying to screw up President Barack Obama's agreement with Iran? You know?... so we don't end up going to war over there again and killing a bunch of their people and getting a …

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Boise Weekly is happy to announce that the 2015 Bar and Restaurant Guide is in this week's paper, on the stands and on the web. In it you'll a countdown of 50 trends, places, even people that we think show the diversity, complexity and quality of the Treasure Valley's drinking and dining scene.


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In case Treefort (or "Treeort," as the festival program spelled it) has sucked all the air from the Boise musical atmosphere, I remind you that the Gene Harris Jazz Festival is this week—Wednesday, April 1-Thursday, April 2 on the Boise State University campus.

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Hackfort2 served as the perfect opportunity for the city of Boise to try an experiment. The city made all its public data accessible to the tech-minded types to create an app during Hackathon. 

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[image-1]During Treefort Music Fest 2015, Boise Weekly has taken more shots than a bachelor party.

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For a quick bite between shows at Treefort 2015, the food truck court set up outside the Main Stage on Grove Street offers an onslaught of options. Before you settle on the first burger or taco you pass, though, check out all of the special Treefort menus Boise food trucks have created for t…

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It was Treefort 2015, Day 3 (March 27). The Main Stage opened for the first time, the food truck court on Grove Street was in high gear and the line to see Shades and Magic Sword at the Rose Room stretched around the block.

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[image-1]It had been a busy day at Storyfort, held in the upstairs gallery at the Linen Building, March 27. Prose stylists and poets from the University of Idaho's literary publication, Fugue Magazine, including Editor-in-Chief Jordan Durham, read from their work. Prior to that, Jeff Chu, au…

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I have spent most of this week trying to forget that America has fallen to such a sorry state that a despicable douche like Ted Cruz could be considered a serious presidential candidate—all to no avail. Trying to forget about Ted Cruz is like trying to forget that your sewer line has plugged…

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[image-1]Treefort Music Fest 2015 might be just getting started, but Boise music fans are already firing on all cylinders. The line outside Neurolux for Geographer's 11 p.m. set went around the block, and the Cathedral of the Rockies was completely packed for Josh Ritter. It was a thrilling …