A Modern Valentine.

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We love food and we love you, and we’re not embarrassed to say so! On Valentine’s Day, that annual celebration of unrestrained expressions of love, we’re bringing our two loves (you + food) together, with a five-course meal dotingly designed to showcase a particular culinary devotion of one of our chefs, matched with an appropriate drink pairing.

Celebrate Halloween With Campfire Stories

The last Campfire Stories of the season is Wednesday, October 31—Halloween night. A liminal time, Halloween traditionally marks the end of the harvest, the end of summer’s light and warmth and the beginning of winter darkness. In fact, it’s believed that on Halloween, the boundary between this world and the Otherworld is so thin, the […]

39 Rooms: Fresh Films Now Playing

We have no absolute proof, but rumor has it that some people check into the Modern just so they can watch the amazing selection of films showing on our 39 Rooms Film Festival. If you are one of these die-hard film fans, it’s time for another visit: the films were recently refreshed with brand new selections — six shorts showcasing some of the best new short films from all over the world.

Knee-to-knee in memory of Lucas Hicks

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It’s impossible to talk about the Hermit Music Festival without talking about Lucas Hicks, wizard performer, composer, instructor and square-dance caller who was a central part of the Hermit Fest.

The Modern Becomes Original Goathead Business Ambassador

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Southwest Idahoans have what some might call an irrational hatred of the goathead weed, a plant that, at first glance, looks innocuous enough: a dainty vine trailing innocently across sidewalks and through empty lots. But take a closer look, and you’ll see the reason for this passionate loathing: dozens of knobbly, viciously-spiked seed heads (technically “nutlets”) that somewhat resemble their namesake. They’re ugly and incredibly resilient; jabbed into a foot or paw, they’re extremely painful; and they can ruin a bike ride faster than you can say “patch kit.” Enter The Boise Bicycle Project and Goathead Fest, an event that promises to combine eccentric, bicycle-themed fun with a particularly Boise-flavored community service: find and eradicate the pernicious goathead… Read More!

James Castle House Inaugural Symposium

The James Castle Inaugural Symposium offers a unique opportunity to understand Castle’s work in the context of the distinctive rural places that were his home, and highlights Boise, and Idaho, as a place of inspiration.