Vape pens are the purveyors of dank clouds, and with flavors like fire engine red and bruise purple, they've transformed the activity of taking a drag. The CBD vape pen, however, has changed the game. Mention you're puffing on one, and it's bound to start a conversation. "My mom uses that," …

Summer is in full swing, but due to the coronavirus and with local pools closed, options for beating the heat by dipping in the water are fewer than usual. The best way to get into the water while practicing social distancing is to get out into nature. and PaddleBoard Idaho is here to make t…

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 …

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