Idaho-ology

Through the lens of a legendary local photographer

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Through the lens of a legendary local photographer Photography from many decades past shouldn’t be good. It was labor intensive, easy to mess up, and its most defining quality is the absence of something usually important: color. However, in the images of East Idaho photographer Quincy Jensen (1922-93), the mid-20th century remains as brilliant now […]

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Writing Idaho history

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Writing Idaho history Has anyone ever asked you what makes Idaho – or East Idaho – unique? Despite spending 30+ years in love with our region, I recently found myself stumped by that question. After all, each of our neighbors also boasts mountains, sunsets, crops, snow, and good-hearted people. No one factor makes our region […]

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Mary Shelley and the Heart in the Drawer

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Mary Shelley and the heart in the drawer Remember what you were like at 18? What had you accomplished? Ew, wait. Don’t tell us. Just think to yourself. By the age of 18, had you begun writing a literary masterpiece about humanity and ethics and science that arguably spawned a whole new genre? A masterpiece […]