It was a dark and stormy night. The Boise Weekly office was vacant, the staff had all gone home after a hard day's work to sit down to a nice fish dinner and a nightcap. Silently, a thief crept through the darkness, slinking past computers, racks of books and CDs submitted for review and even the treasure trove of cover art lining the walls to steal...the bathroom door.
Seriously, someone took our bathroom door. So this reporter decided to play pulp detective by randomly interrogating other staffers as to where they were last night.
Departing Arts and Entertainment editor Amy Atkins certainly has a motive. This is her last day at Boise Weekly and the door could potentially serve as some sort of strange memorabilia. But she was at home cooking dinner for friends last night. She has an alibi.
Boise Weekly's sales director, Lisa Ware, claims to have been in the office until 6:30 p.m. She said the bathroom still had a door when she left new A&E editor Tara Morgan here alone. She also pointed out that the red door kind of matches Morgan's hair. Morgan pointed out that the door wouldn't fit in her hair or her apartment.
All that BW owner-publisher Sally Freeman had to say was, "This puts my open door policy on a whole new level."
The case was going nowhere. Everyone had clammed up tighter than the Idaho Legislature's wallets.
So we decided to take it to the people.
If you took our bathroom door, we'd really like it back. Please. Trying to conduct serious phone interviews with loud flushing sounds in the background is awkward.