Curious True Crime

We've reached an end of sorts in this issue of Boise Weekly.

After six years, this will be the final installment of Curious Times. Columnist Andreas Ohrt has decided to call it quits, saying: "Well, it's been a great run, but after 10 years of Curious Times, the market has spoken, and it's time to put this column down in a humane manner. So this will be the last installment before I take a sabbatical of indefinite length. If you're interested in being kept up-to-date with any of my projects in the future you can still sign up for updates at Thanks to everyone who supported this column in the past decade. Adios!"

While you won't be able to get your weekly fix of penis news, stupid people, ugly dogs, inane research and bizarre Internet factoids of the week in BW, you can still check it out at Ohrt's Web site from time to time to catch up on the kind of head-shaking news you won't find on your local TV broadcast.

So that's the bad news. The good news is that Ohrt's departure is freeing up some space, and we've decided to resurrect a popular column that has spent some serious time on hiatus. True Crime, last written by former editor Nicholas Collias, will now be taken up by former editor Jay Vail. (Hmmm ... I guess I know what's in my future once my tenure as editor is over.) Vail, like Collias, has a wry sense of humor that will no doubt permeate the foibles and misadventures of Boise crime and its crooked perpetrators. Vail, who was BW's very first editor, in fact, returned to BW in 2003 to clean up our mistakes as a proofreader. As most writers know, it's notoriously difficult to catch your own grammatical errors, so we'll do our best to keep Vail on his toes while he pulls double duty.

And in equally important news, we're coming to a close on Best of Boise voting. As of the first day this issue is on stands, you only have 10 days left to cast your votes for the best bits and pieces of Boise. You know the deal: all local, all online. Voting ends Friday, Aug. 28, at 5 p.m. Log onto and click on the wrestler.

--Rachael Daigle

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