Helen Thorpe

Articles by Helen Thorpe

The Man Who Wasn’t There

Dec 1, 1998 By Helen Thorpe

Who gives a hoot about an owlish auteur with nary a directing credit in twenty years? All of Hollywood, that’s who—which is why Austinite Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line is the most anticipated film of the season.

Less Is Mauro

Jul 31, 1998 By Helen Thorpe

Barring a miracle, Garry Mauro will lose to George W. Bush in this November’s gubernatorial election. So why is he acting like a winner?

Metal of Honor

Apr 30, 1998 By Helen Thorpe

I wanted to see lightning strike the steel rods that artist Walter De Maria installed in a New Mexico field. I didn’t, but the trip was still illuminating.