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

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To Preach or Teach?

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Messin’ with Texas.

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Fun voting no.

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Prom night.

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A separate peace.

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Travis or Tejano?

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Conover Hunt and the Sixth Floor Museum.

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White cop, black man.

You and Us

In 1973, from an office we shared with a colony of bats, we started a magazine about Texas.

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The big squeeze.

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The World War I theory of law.

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Takeovers and green bananas.

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The perfect city revisited.

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White woman, black woman.

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Should we have an income tax?

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