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…

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…

Have you heard? Businesses will soon gradually start to reopen in Idaho, marking the beginning of a return to normalcy. This isn’t the end of the pandemic yet, though, and a lot of Boise businesses are still struggling. Among them is Spacebar Arcade, one of downtown’s more colorful hangouts.…

Treat yourself or gift someone else with a care package from your local Flying M. Each store—Boise, Nampa and Caldwell all have one—have two themed boxes that rotate bi-weekly. Flying M Coffeehouse Gift Shop Manager Jessica Pallante said it’s the store's way of staying connected with its cus…

Turn monotonous movie nights into magic with an in-home movie projector. With people spending more time at home, folks have also spent more time in front of their screens, binge-watching movies and TV, but that can get hard on the eyes—and also be a bit boring. Mix things up and turn yours i…

Control your level of comfort regarding social distancing with a hazmat suit. As the ability to find hand sanitizer diminishes to only a small blip on the horizon, people may need to take extreme measures to keep themselves safe. Lysol and bleach work for disinfecting those hard surfaces, bu…

We at Boise Weekly have heard the same reports: Grocery stores have been running out of tissues, hand sanitizer, face masks and toilet paper as people barricade themselves in their homes against coronavirus. Now that Treefort has rescheduled, you know the situation is serious, but panic neve…

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