Although this is only one page, I was drawn to the overlap of text. I think using half of the picture as the texture for the text is creative and eye-catching. They could have easily made the words, "Yes He Did" in bold black and it would have looked good, but this meshes the words and the article with the man.
This is the right way to make a bar graph. We've tried to integrate photos into bar graphs before, but chopping it up like this is really cool. Also good to note is the coloring of the picture--it's a technique I obviously wouldn't use outside of integration with a graphic, but it could be fun to experiment with.