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Helen Cho

Texas History 101 |
January 20, 2013

Texas History 101

The Texas Legislature’s pages and messengers have had a hand in running the state for decades.

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January 20, 2013

Darkness Visible

Marshall Arisman, who illustrated our excerpt from Dying to Cross, on depicting violence and working with color.

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January 20, 2013

The Storyteller

Illustrator Steve Brodner on the colonias of South Texas and communicating with pictures.

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January 20, 2013

Under the Cover

Jeff Lipsky, who photographed Kelly Clarkson for this month’s cover, talks about working with celebrities and what it means to be “a natural.”…

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January 20, 2013

Fifteen Minutes and Counting

Executive editor Skip Hollandsworth, who wrote this month’s cover story, talks about pop sensation Kelly Clarkson and her fondness for bowling.

Texas Tidbits |
June 30, 2005

Texas Tidbits

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

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June 30, 2005

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 History 101 |
June 30, 2005

Texas History 101

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

Books That Cook |
June 30, 2005

Books That Cook

She’s searched through ancient manuscripts, dined at the finest restaurants in cities like Bangkok and Paris, and traveled through mountain villages in the Andes and Himalayas. She’s painted the Capsicum pepper genus, grown as many as 81 varieties of peppers at one time, and published books entitled The Pepper Trail…

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June 30, 2005

Out of Africa

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

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June 30, 2005

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.

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June 30, 2005

The Gay Place

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

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June 30, 2005

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.

Texas History 101 |
May 31, 2005

Texas History 101

The Baylor University women’s basketball program has come a long way.

Happy Trails |
May 31, 2005

Happy Trails

Helen Cho on Houston. For some good, cheap Chinese or Vietnamese food, go to Bellaire.

Texas Tidbits |
May 31, 2005

Texas Tidbits

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

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May 31, 2005

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.

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May 31, 2005

Drawn From Life

Illustrator Christoph Niemann on inspiration and the creative process.

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May 31, 2005

Shooting Star

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

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May 31, 2005

Just Write

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

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May 31, 2005

Go With the Flow

Executive editor S. C. Gwynne on the Devils River, white water, and tents.

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May 31, 2005

Just Say Vo

Senior editor Pamela Colloff on state representative Hubert Vo’s winning campaign strategy and Houston’s Asian community.

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April 30, 2005

The Confessional

Writer-at-large Don Graham on Mary Karr’s recently reissued book The Liars’ Club and confessional memoirs.

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April 30, 2005

Picture This

Fredrik Brodén, who took the photograph for Gary Cartwright and Dan Jenkins’s e-mail exchange, on inspiration and visualizing a concept.