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 Church on the Hill

Why the big fight between a small town and a small church wound up in the Supreme Court.

For an Income Tax

Why Texas needs an income tax.

The First Protester

How a man named Eldrewey Stearns began the fight for civil rights in Houston.

Hang Like a Bulldog

Boone Pickens no longer wears a tie. Herein lies a tale.

Total Exposure

Is there such a thing as privacy on the Internet?

Science • Richard E. Smalley

Good chemistry.

Seven Women

Should Texas execute a woman? You could debate that question to death.

Love, War, and LBJ

Two new volumes signal a reawakening of interest in the former president.

San Francisco

Beat the crowds; do some Spade work.

Behind the Lines

Why our pictures are worth a thousand words.

Smoke Detectors

Why the state’s tobacco settlement has ignited a controversy.

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