Helen Cho

Articles by Helen Cho

Texas History 101
Texas History 101

Jan 20, 2013 By Helen Cho

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

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Darkness Visible

Jan 20, 2013 By Helen Cho

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

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The Storyteller

Jan 20, 2013 By Helen Cho

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

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Under the Cover

Jan 20, 2013 By Helen Cho

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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Fifteen Minutes and Counting

Jan 20, 2013 By Helen Cho

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

Texas Tidbits
Texas Tidbits

Jun 30, 2005 By Helen Cho

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

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The Short List

Jun 30, 2005 By Helen Cho

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
Texas History 101

Jun 30, 2005 By Helen Cho

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

Books That Cook
Books That Cook

Jun 30, 2005 By Helen Cho

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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Out of Africa

Jun 30, 2005 By Helen Cho

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

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Under the Texan Sun

Jun 30, 2005 By Helen Cho

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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The Gay Place

Jun 30, 2005 By Helen Cho

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

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Lance, a Lot

Jun 30, 2005 By Helen Cho

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
Texas History 101

May 31, 2005 By Helen Cho

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

Happy Trails
Happy Trails

May 31, 2005 By Helen Cho

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

Texas Tidbits
Texas Tidbits

May 31, 2005 By Helen Cho

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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Water Rats

May 31, 2005 By Helen Cho

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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Drawn From Life

May 31, 2005 By Helen Cho

Illustrator Christoph Niemann on inspiration and the creative process.

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Shooting Star

May 31, 2005 By Helen Cho

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

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Just Write

May 31, 2005 By Helen Cho

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

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Go With the Flow

May 31, 2005 By Helen Cho

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

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Just Say Vo

May 31, 2005 By Helen Cho

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

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The Confessional

Apr 30, 2005 By Helen Cho

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

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Picture This

Apr 30, 2005 By Helen Cho

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