The seeds of revolution are typically sewn through small items like pamphlets, but check out these kitchen towels. Radical Tea Towels offers the home kitchen worker a daily dose of political fire with wisdom ranging from Emma Lazarus' quote from The New engraved on the statue of liberty to w…

The City of Good + Lit&Co. Benefit Candle contains the aromas of thyme, rosemary, parsley and basil. It’s also a giver, helping to raise money to feed the hungry in Boise. For each candle sold, Lit&Co. will donate $10—or one complete meal—to City of Good, a nonprofit created by Boise…

Like so many things, the monthlong celebration of Pride has been hijacked by the COVID-19 pandemic, and complicated by the Black Lives Matter movement, which shares its urgency as a civil rights movement (for proof, look no further than the recent ruling by the Supreme Court). Regardless of …

Rita Thara and her mother Veronique, have brought the bright colors and styles of the Democratic Republic of Congo to Boise since 2012. Veronique has years of experience in the fashion industry as a business owner, model and stylist. Rita was destined to follow in her mother’s footsteps, as …

Since the police killing of George Floyd, a certain kind of book has flown off the shelves of local libraries and book stores: the contemporary manuals on race, like White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo and How to Be an Antiracist by Abram X. Kendi. Add to that list a stone-cold classic, The Au…

To go anywhere in public during the coronavirus pandemic, experts recommend wearing a cloth mask. It helps keep other people safe when you’re out and about. Needles to say, they’ve been a bit hard to come by due to demand, and even masks ordered online can take weeks to arrive. If you’re in …

It feels great to get something in the mail other than a bill. For people looking to drop a line to someone in a personal way, sending something by post is the way to go. Boise artist Jess Tornga has you covered with a series of original, hand-cut linocut postcards (4"x6"), which she has mad…

For months, the question at the tip of everyone's tongue is how to save the businesses they love the most in the City of Trees. One way is to cast ballots in this year's Best of Boise contest—but another is to download the Boise Weekly Smartcard app. The idea is simple: Use the app to spend …

In prison, "ear hustle" is slang for eavesdropping. The podcast Ear Hustle, a finalist for the inaugural Pulitzer Prize in audio recording, takes listeners inside San Quentin prison. Inmates tell their stories about incarcerated life, whether it’s how they came to reside at the prison, how t…

Cicerones, get ready to rumble. Celebrate Craft Beer Month a month late by playing Craft Beer Bingo. Boise Weekly has partnered with Barbarian Brewing, Meriwether Cider, Mad Swede, 10 Barrel, Payette Brewing, Boise Brewing, Lost Grove, Taphouse, CopenRoss, the Handlebar Boise, Powderhaus Bre…

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