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.


Pappy’s Girls

Separating the dancer from the dance in the world of strip tease.

James Helwig is the Heavyweight Champion of Texas

Boxing is the real school of hard knocks. James Helwig, the Texas Heavyweight Champion, hopes he’ll be able to graduate in time.


Witches are where you find them. But where is that?

The Best Worst TV in Texas

Fires, murders, robberies, assaults, highway accidents: they happen every day in the city, and what happens every day is big news on San Antonio TV.

The Wizards of Odds

In Texas the bookies go where the action is and in Texas the action is with football.

Suit Yourself!

From underwear to trenchcoats, everything you never knew about men’s fashions answered.

Body Business At Tokyo House

Sam Corey runs a chain of massage parlors. He says they’re all on the up and up.

Film Fatale

Bright lights and movie madness in Big D.

The Movie Pushers

Why movies play where they do, when they do, and if they do.

Don't Touch That Dial!

Is anybody in Dallas watching?