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Re: “City Hall Plaza Renovation Begins, Closing Capitol Blvd. Entrance Until Late August

Boise city's unofficial motto:
"If you can get there, it's not our fault."

More wasted money and congested traffic. They do all they can to close downtown streets, prevent parking downtown, close off necessary streets for ridiculous reasons, and cause traffic congestion with resulting wasted gas, pollution, and short tempers.

Boise hates to have people get downtown, or enjoy being there. How bizarre.

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Posted by Diderot on 03/29/2017 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Away, Away, Away Down South in Idaho

Famous 'taters, famous haters.

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Posted by Diderot on 07/01/2015 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Jered Couch Dishes on the Dish

The Dish is a terrific new place with a fascinating, innovative menu. Also, thankfully, it is not just another noisy meat market (of which Boise has so many). (Name one elegant Boise eatery. Name two.) The Dish boasts a well-considered wine list, decent prices and crisp, personalized service. Try it soon, but leave the cell phone off, please.

Mouvance Winery is also a terrific place, with delicious and well-crafted wines made from grapes grown in northwest Oregon vineyards. (This is where the famous Pinot Noirs that showed up the French Red Burgundies came from.) You cannot go wrong with their flavorful and distinctive reds or summery white and rose wines - all more reasonably priced than their French competition.

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Posted by Diderot on 07/26/2013 at 2:39 PM

Re: “20 Feet From Stardom: Unsung Heroines

Great review. This is a terrific commemoration of some great and "unsung" performers. I love the "double barrel shotgun of laughter and tears."

(I'm sure I am not the only reader, however, who is just plain tired of the word "iconic." It seems like nowadays everything is iconic. The word has been drained of all meaning. It would be better if everyone just quit using iconic, unless they are only being ironic.)

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Posted by Diderot on 07/17/2013 at 1:54 PM

Re: “The Projector: This weekend at the movies

The film "Bright Star" is about the great English poet, John Keats. The person who wrote BW's short review of that film evidently has no idea who Keats was, as indicated by the erroneous reference to "17th century London" as the setting of the movie. Keats lived from 1795-1821. The 17th century had ended in 1699 - almost a century before Keats' birth.

I realize many Idahoans live in the past but I had hoped for more from "Boise Weekly" and its writers. Evidently, changing their format is now the principal occupation of this once worthwhile tabloid. As with the endless succession of "Best of Boise" awards and the decline in substantive reporting, BW begins to look more and more like its larger, banal counterpart.

Posted by Diderot on 10/11/2009 at 2:48 PM

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