Gregory Curtis

Gregory Curtis was born in Corpus Christi and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. He received a BA in English from Rice University and a master’s in English from San Francisco State College. While in San Francisco, he ran a very small printing and publishing company. He became a staff writer for Texas Monthly in 1972, just as the magazine was launched, and was promoted to editor in 1981, a position he held until 2000. In addition to Texas Monthly, he has written for the New York Times, New York Times magazine, Rolling Stone, Fortune, and Time. Curtis is the author of The Cave Painters and Disarmed: The Story of Venus DeMilo. He lives in Austin and is an adequate equestrian and aspiring magician.

Stories

The Radner Papers

A legendary event in the legendary lives of a legendary Texas family.

I Solve the Energy Crisis

Or, how we can all stop worrying and learn to love the crunch.

Hotel Detective

He knows the secrets behind closed doors.

Hotel Detective

He knows the secrets behind closed doors.

Home Sweet Mobile Home

Today the king of the road takes his castle with him.

Home Sweet Mobile Home

Today the king of the road takes his castle with him.

They Found It!

Charismatics start by losing theur heads and end up with a new kind of religion.

The Joy of Cheerleading

One week with a thousand cheerleaders.

Minnesota Fats, Where Are You?

There’s more at stake than money when two hustlers cue up.

Why Texans Make Lousy Gamblers

This information may come as news to you, but casino owners have been banking on it for years.

The Girl, the Con Man, and the Massage Parlor King

The girl wanted love, the men wanted money, and when they all got together it was murder.

The Voice from the Tower

The weirdest student demonstration ever.

Learning the Ropes

Wrestling isn’t fixed; it was never broken.

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