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.


Empire of Culture

How Texas—and Texas Monthly—has changed.

Getting Out

Now playing: Houston’s Fifth Ward.

Brave and Selfless

Crime in Mexico hits home.

Scorched Earth

This summer’s hot topic? Weather.

LAW • Karla Faye Tucker

A matter of life and death.

New World Order

The book on foreign policy.

Looking for Love

Urban Cowboy rides again.

The Lone Gunman

Why the Warren Commission was right.

A Test on the Test

A TAAS test test.

The Games Game

Houston and Dallas go for the gold.

Son of Oil Bust

Scenes from the new oil bust.

Fix the Roof

A case for the parks.

The Bridge

What the University of Houston can teach Texas.

Shakespeare in Lufkin

Y’all, the world’s a stage.