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Well Versed and Diverse

Another busy week in Boise


If there is any theme to be divined from this week's edition of Boise Weekly, it's diversity.

On Page 6, BW News Editor George Prentice exposes a dire situation in the form of workplace safety. As the Occupational Safety and Health Administration continues its investigation into the deaths of two construction workers—and the injury of a third—in a trench collapse in May, we look at another active OSHA case and speak with a labor union representative who suggests on-the-job tragedies may be more prevalent than we think.

We lighten things up a bit with with a tour of Boise Art Museum's new exhibition on outsider art on Page 14, check in with Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires on how their sonic fight for social justice going (Page 22), profile a hipster-laden summer rom-com on Page 23 and have a brief conversation with KISS's own Paul Stanley on Page 24.

If all that makes you thirsty, on Page 25 we publish the results of our monthly liquor tasting—this time, delving into the summertime staple gin and tonic.

Finally, on Page 15, you'll find a complete rundown of everything to see, do, eat or listen to at the second annual World Village Festival, billed as the most diverse arts and culture festival in Boise.

Set to go down Friday, June 10 through Sunday, June 12 at Capitol Park, the event showcases the culture and traditions of more than 12 local ethnic communities—representing five of the globe's seven continents.

It's all just part of another busy week in the City of Trees.