All cities have their ghosts, the fading faces and stories of the people who made their home there, whose lives shaped the city.
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 […]
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.
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!