Early on in our relationship, Tom Alder had to convince me on an important point: a lack of evidence should not get in the way of a good story. Evidence should be sought, Tom conceded, arguments for plausibility laid out, but ultimately, if nothing disproved a story or […]
“Jackson Lake at Twilight” by George Beard, Courtesy of L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Brigham Young University. The LDS culture places a strong emphasis on family history, encouraging its members to research genealogical data as well as preserve the stories of family members. In this cultural endeavor, a […]
A group of vegans, among them artists, teachers and musicians, heads to the hills for communal living where they develop a unique practice of partner sharing. Northern California in the 1960s? No, Juab County, Utah in 1918.
A review of Donna Poulton’s biography of pioneer artist Reuben Kirkham, recently published by Cedar Fort press.
A profile of Hilma Mole Payne, on the occasion of her retrospective at the Springville Museum of Art.
In our November 2011 edition of 15 Bytes Tom Alder took a look at the mystery of Florence Truelson, an eccentric Utah artist of the first half of the twentieth century. As Tom reported, the builder of a unique house on the west side of town – known […]
On the occasion of our ten-year anniversary, Tom Alder reexamines some of his old columns and shares a few new stories he has picked up along the way.
A local family looks for the portrait of their mother painted in 1936 by Lee Greene Richards.
Gutzon Borglum, the Utah sculptor who created Mount Rushmore, appeared in a couple of news items this week. USA Today reported on the recent sale of a letter by Borglum, which describes the creation of the monument to a fellow artist and includes a preparatory sketch. READ THE […]
“Only three years before his death Rosenbaum finally acquired a TV, when his brother suggested that rather than carrying records all over the place he could listen to classical music on TV. When his brother visited he saw the TV had a big piece of cardboard on it. […]
“. . . Having left radical politics, Untermann took a position with a Chicago mining company. They assigned him to survey a company-owned mine located in an area north of Vernal, Utah between 1919 and 1921. He absorbed the surrounding rugged area of the Uintah Mountains and started […]