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.


Barrel of Fun

Introducing the perfect pickle.

Why Texans Make Lousy Gamblers

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

Minutia Man

Somewhere L.M. Boyd has an index card for everything.

The Old Indoorsman

How to stale the wild house cat and other tips for indoor survival.

A Case of the Blues

If the Southland gave birth to the blues, Mack McCormick wants to know the time and place of the blessed event.

Up, Up, and Away

This is the Houston Rockets. We have lift-off.

Minnesota Fats, Where Are You?

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

The Joy of Cheerleading

One week with a thousand cheerleaders.

Word of the Profits

Move over Harold Robbons: religious books sell big.

They Found It!

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

The Inside Story

Tales of our intrepid authors.

The Inside Story

Writers, pensive and frenetic.

The Inside Story

Writers, pensive and frenetic.