David O. McKay

Season of sparkle: How Christmas lights came to Temple Square

In 1965, the first year Christmas lights were put up on trees around Temple Square, nearly 15,000 people gathered on Thursday, Dec. 9, at 7:45 p.m., to see 40,000... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2011


'Letters in the Jade Dragon Box' explores family, faith

In the historical novel by Gale Sears "Letters in the Jade Dragon Box," Chen Wen-shen, 16, and her great uncle Zhao Tai-lu learn about the fate of their family through... Read more »

Nov. 10, 2011

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Book review: 'When the White House Comes to Zion' chronicles presidential visits to Utah

A fascinating book chronicles the visits of the presidents of the United States to the state of Utah. Read more »

Oct. 29, 2011


Vai's View: BYU-Hawaii, prep football powerhouses and a living legend

For a little over a year, we've planned a trip to Hawaii to celebrate my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. Unfortunately, because of my mother's debilitating health... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2011


Picturing history: Florence Smith Jacobsen

As the granddaughter of two presidents of the church, Florence Jacobsen had an interest in church history and its preservation from an early age Read more »

Aug. 11, 2011


J Malan Heslop left a rich photographic legacy

Photographs have been a part of newspapers since the 1890s. This article each week is about photos that assist in telling news stories. Many times photos themselves... Read more »

Aug. 7, 2011


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