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How cool is this?

Woman of Steel Gallery hosts an event with FOUND Magazine Oct. 17. A published amalgamation of found items—love letters, poems on napkins, birthday cards, to-do lists, ticket stubs and "anything that gives a glimpse into someone else's life ... anything goes"—FOUND Magazine tours the country in support of its "Crime Issue."

Creator and editor Davy Rothbart and cohort Peter Rothbart share not only their new finds but some tunes inspired by Found #5. So what's in an issue of FOUND? If the daily find on their Web site is any indication (Monday's find was a scrawled note on letterhead from the Model United Nations of the University of Chicago that read: "Dude I went out there to a caucus room to play and you guys were actually caucusing. What the hell, what's up with that? —Mexico" and below, "I was waiting now just come. —Canada."). It all seems a little bizarrely voyeuristic, perusing the notes, pictures and inner workings of someone's life presumably without their permission. But FOUND's creators are simply capitalizing on something that's an often-denied part of human nature: nosiness. Log onto their Web site and try to get away without looking at a week's worth of finds. And be sure to check out the "about" section, where the note that started it all is posted. It's a napkin note inadvertently placed on founder Davy Rothbart's car that says: "Mario I fucking hate you. You said you had to work then whys your car here at HER place?? Your a fucking LIAR. I hate you. I fucking hate you. Amber PS page me later."

For more information about FOUND Magazine, visit Wed., Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m., Woman of Steel Gallery, 3640 Chinden Blvd., 208-331-5632.

Local Bookshop, Local Writers

Rediscovered Bookshop hosts a baker's dozen of local authors as they share their favorite food recipes, and their recipes for writing.

All 13 writers are Idaho locals, and the lineup includes representatives from a variety of genres and publishers. Among them are Anthony Doerr, Joanne Pence, Kelly Jones, Robin Lee Hatcher, Stef Ann Holm and Catherine Mulvany.

"The idea is to spotlight that there really is a lot of local talent here," says Rediscovered's Laura DeLaney. "And we want to highlight that we have small presses here, too, and some are really fabulous."

Each writer will have a "station" of sorts and will take a turn explaining how their personal writing process works. In addition, each writer has been asked to submit a favorite recipe. Easy Cookin', located several doors down from Rediscovered, will prepare each item and offer tastes during their open house, which runs concurrently with Rediscovered's event. Recipe cards for each of the recipes will be available.

Sat., Nov. 17, 4-6 p.m., FREE. Rediscovered Bookshop, 7079 Overland Rd., 208-376-4229.

Arts Incoming

The Boise Chamber Music Series hosts Europe's Talich Quartet Oct 19. The world-renowned ensemble will play Mendelssohn's Quartet Op. 44, no. 2, Mozart's K. 387 and The Kreutzer Sonata from Leoš Janá…ek. For more information or tickets, call 208-426-1216.

Guest conductor Andrew Constantine and violin soloist Augustin Hadelich present "The Magic of Folklore" with the Boise Philharmonic Oct. 19 and 20. For more information, visit

Boise Baroque Orchestra premieres Idaho composer David Alan Earnest's Sinfonia Pastorale Fri., Oct. 26, and Sun., Oct. 28. Bach's C Minor Concerto for violin and oboe and Haydn's Symphony No. 49 (La Passione) are also on the weekend's docket. For more information visit

Ballet Idaho opens its 35th anniversary season with Carmen Oct. 27. The full-length production from artistic director Toni Pimble is a modern ballet set to the music of Bizet, and based on the opera, which is a tale about love, passion and jealousy. For information visit