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    Sammi Swenson: Pain and Prowess

    An emerging young artist takes us down her sometimes the rocky musical path  Music has always had a  strange influence on us throughout time. It helps us work through our pains and sorrows. It opens our hearts to dream and love. It...

    Live Nation

    Breaking free from every day is a gift you have to give yourself  Written by Jennifer Brackett Connecting artists with their audience is no easy task. The organization needed to house thousands of fans must be unimaginable, but Live Nation does it. They...

    Brave New Virtual World

    The future of learning has a name, and it’s Librarium VR  By Daniel Londono Photographer: photos courtesy of Librarium Inc. Twenty or thirty years ago, virtual reality was a very niche space that many knew about, but very few actually got to experience. Some...

    A Shared Connection

    Janine Renee’s tale of perfect timing and a life saved  By Daniel Londono It seems stunning to think of the possibility of our fates being intertwined with those of others, of our actions having an impact on the lives of complete strangers. To...

    Rolling Hills Vineyard

    Idaho winery rolls into new territory: Rolling Hills is Emerging onto the Idaho Wine Scene Written by: Kora Delta Photography by: Zach Pasculli When people start drinking Idaho wines, they'repleasantly surprisedat the quality. Rolling HillsUrbanTastingRoom, elegant addition to Idaho’s Garden City wine scene, is beautiful...

    English as a First Language

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    Three Generations of Filmmakers

    Chasing dreams and paving paths, the journey of a film family  Written by Jennifer Brackett Photography by Ashley Fritsche “My exodus from LA started one day when I was on the Ventura freeway. The drive should have taken five minutes, but it took almost...

    Mic-drop Moments

    Finding hope amid cancel culture  Written by Dr. Nafees Alam Photography by Tia Crabtree “You’re right, I’m wrong.” Feels good to read, doesn’t it? This submissive statement seems to mark the beginning of a friendship when in fact is marking the end of a...

    Idaho Halloween & Horror Convention

    Campy fun for cosplay fans in mid-August Last year was the launch of the Idaho Halloween & Horror Convention. It was the first year of being back after the pandemic, and although people were initially hesitant to venture out to such a...

    Get Involved in Summer Sports

    These Boise favorites will pave the path to a summer of fun Written by Chrysanthemum Crenshaw Idaho is widely known for its stunning landscapes and captivating natural beauty. These memorable features are highlighted by seasonal sports and the spirited people involved with them....

    A World of Silence

    Tara Marie’s inspiring tale through a world of hardship By Daniel Londono Photographer: Ashley Fritsche  “I remember desperately wanting everyone in that cafeteria to know that "I am Deaf too!” The raison d’être of this column is to highlight extraordinary people and their extraordinary circumstances....

    Animated About Animation

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    The Writing Life

    by Mike Turner Alan Heathcock, world traveler, Whiting Award winner, fellowship lecturer, and Chicago native, calls Boise his home. His first book, Volt, earned praise for its...

    Zeppole

    An inside look at some of Boise’s best bread by Veronica Lemaster Photos Kimberlee Miller Whether you’ve had it in a fine restaurant, café, coffeehouse, or you’ve simply been...

    Cold Winter, Warm Beats

    By Aaron Michaels of MusicMondays208 Winter may be in full swing, but the cold and snow can’t keep Boise from enjoying a robust live music scene! So...

    Nurturing the Silence

    Story by Taylor Walker, Photos by Jim Peterson “You cannot predict the outcome of human development. All you can do, like a farmer, is create the conditions...

    Protect, Preserve, and Grow

    Tree Canopy in Boise’s North End By Chelsea Chambers Photos Emma Thompson It’s the early 1900s. Boise slowly begins to spread its wings and stretch out of its mining...

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    Beauty Doesn’t Have to be Painful By Kayli Corbin Photography by Kimberlee Miller Imagine herbs and flowers pushing their way through healthy earth, dense with life. The...

    UrbanDuo, A Reflection of Style

    Story by Lindsay Prigmore, Photos by Amanda Antilla UrbanDuo is exactly what Boise is missing. It’s a stand-out furniture, gift, and decor boutique with true-to-the-root...

    What If An Ice Cream Store and a Brewery Had a Baby?

    The Stil Sells Ice Cream With a Boozy Twist Story Veronica LeMaster   Photos Kimberlee Miller The Stil, an acronym for The Sweetest Things In Life, is...

    Bright Spots of Boise – Miranda & Andrew

    Bright Spot: a good thing that occurs during a bad or difficult time. The coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe is an extraordinarily strange...

    Salvage Sisters & Son

    Revealing the beauty in being rustic By Elle Parker Photography by Kimberlee Miller It’s no secret that flea markets and secondhand stores are becoming increasingly popular, and...

    Triple Threat

    Brenton Viertel is a dangerous man. By Kate Matthews You wouldn’t know it to look at him, but Boise’s Brenton Viertel is no one to trifle...
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    Sammi Swenson: Pain and Prowess

    An emerging young artist takes us down her sometimes the rocky musical path  Music has always had a  strange influence on us throughout time. It...

    Live Nation

    Breaking free from every day is a gift you have to give yourself  Written by Jennifer Brackett Connecting artists with their audience is no easy task....

    Brave New Virtual World

    The future of learning has a name, and it’s Librarium VR  By Daniel Londono Photographer: photos courtesy of Librarium Inc. Twenty or thirty years ago, virtual reality...

    A Shared Connection

    Janine Renee’s tale of perfect timing and a life saved  By Daniel Londono It seems stunning to think of the possibility of our fates being intertwined...

    Rolling Hills Vineyard

    Idaho winery rolls into new territory: Rolling Hills is Emerging onto the Idaho Wine Scene Written by: Kora Delta Photography by: Zach Pasculli When people start drinking...