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Mind-blowing sci-fi, Idaho’s Governor’s Awards, and deciphering your dog’s bark! | Art & Culture | Spoken | The Pacific Northwest Inlander

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GHOSTS OF THE FUTURE

fans of western world You don’t have to look far for your next mind-boggling sci-fi fix, as the creators of this show are now dragging viewers into the futuristic world of THE PERIPHERY on Amazon Prime. It’s easy to get drawn into the storyline as you watch the latest in immersive video game technology quickly becoming more than just a game. Mysteries will soon be revealed about how a poor community in the Midwest is connected to a post-apocalyptic London towards the end of this century in the not too distant future. It’s hard to describe more without spoilers, but suffice it to say that if you’re a fan of futuristic technology, terminatorEthical dilemmas styled with beautiful CGI integrated with live action, you will enjoy this series. New episodes will appear on Fridays through December 2nd. (SAMANTHA WOLFFEIL)


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GEMS IN THEIR OWN CONDITION

Biennially since 1970, Idaho’s governor has honored members of the state’s visual and performing arts community, including arts educators, administrators, and supporters GOVERNOR’S AWARDS IN THE ARTS. Past recipients have ranged from widely recognizable names – Bruce Willis, who lived in Hailey – to hyper-local yet revered names like Cliff SiJohn of the Coeur d’Alene tribe. This year’s honorees from North Idaho include University of Idaho music professor and jazz choir director Daniel Bukvich, and Sandpoint visual artist Stephen Schultz and his late wife Romey Stuckart. Coeur d’Alene recipients are Sorensen Magnet School of the Arts and Humanities; music teacher Kristina Phillips; and Joe Jacoby, a theater professor at North Idaho College and recently appointed chair of the college’s Department of Communication and Visual Arts. Ali Shute, executive director of the Coeur d’Alene Arts & Cultural Alliance, was also recognized for excellence in arts administration. Watch the ceremony live on November 28 at arts.idaho.gov. (CARRIE SCOZZARO)


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PET PROJECT

If you’ve always wanted to decipher your dog’s bark, or wish you knew what your furry friends are up to when you’re away (and don’t have a critter-cam), THE HIDDEN LIFE OF PETS on Netflix is ​​for you. The four-part program spans the spectrum: mainly dogs and cats, but also birds, rodents, reptiles and fish. It also covers compelling themes like animal intelligence and athletics. Tune into the Super Senses segment to watch goldfish play underwater soccer and follow the adventures of Kenny, the orange tabby with a better-than-store-bought GPS system built into his feline DNA. (CARRIE SCOZZARO)

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