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.

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Urban Cowboys

The cities have prevailed—but we’re still rural at heart.

Debating Robert Caro

The fourth volume of an epic LBJ biography stirs more controversy.

Good-bye to a Horse

She named him Mark. I didn’t know why, any more than I knew why my daughter was drawn to riding in the first place. But I did know that she loved him—and that letting him go was the hardest thing she’d ever done.

Education • Barbara R. Foorman

Read all about her.

The Lone Gunman

Why the Warren Commission was right.

LAW • Karla Faye Tucker

A matter of life and death.

San Francisco

Beat the crowds; do some Spade work.

Science • Richard E. Smalley

Good chemistry.

Education • Charles Miller

Head of the class.

The World’s Greatest Poker Player

Johnny Chan became a champion through nerve and dedication—and every now and then a few good hands.

Forgery, Texas Style

As Texans’ pride of place rose with the price of oil, collectors scrambled for the few documents of the Texas Revolution. Suddenly there seemed to be plenty to go around. But no one thought to ask why.

How Farrah Fawcett Changed the World

It was simple, really. With Charlie’s Angels, television discovered sex.

How Farrah Fawcett Changed the World

It was simple, really. With Charlie’s Angels, television discovered sex.

The Radner Papers

A legendary event in the legendary lives of a legendary Texas family.

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