Helen Cho


Books That Cook

From French Quarter Creole Dining to the Perfect Poboy

Lance, a Lot

Editor Evan Smith, who sat down with Lance Armstrong (above) for this month’s cover story, talks about the six-time Tour de France winner and the secret to getting a great interview.

The Gay Place

Senior editor Pamela Colloff on the lesbian partners in Bloomburg whose relationship got them fired by the school board.

Under the Texan Sun

Writer-at-large Jim Atkinson on protecting yourself against skin cancer, checking suspicious-looking moles, and how he researches health topics.

Out of Africa

Freelance writer Jim Lewis on the Somali Bantu refugees in San Antonio and what they think of the United States.

Texas History 101

Texas and oil—it all started when bubblin’ crude spewed out of Spindletop on January 10, 1901.

The Short List

Senior executive editor Paul Burka and writer-at-large Patricia Kilday Hart on politics and the Ten Best and Ten Worst Legislators.

Texas Tidbits

Over the years, Texas has had a starring role in moviemaking.

Helping Mother Nature

At the Cibolo Nature Center, preservation is always on the brain.

Just Write

Author John McManus on his book Bitter Milk and the writing process.

Shooting Star

Photographer Sarah Wilson on basketball phenom Brooklyn Pope, whom she shot for this month’s issue.

Drawn From Life

Illustrator Christoph Niemann on inspiration and the creative process.

Water Rats

Freelance writer and former Texas Monthly intern Stayton Bonner, assistant managing editor Stacy Hollister, editorial director Christopher Keyes, and new-media director Charlie Llewellin talk about exploring the state’s rivers for this month’s cover story.

Texas Tidbits

From a sock hop in Galveston to a basketball competition in Austin, Juneteenth celebrations across the state commemorate the emancipation of slaves.