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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The Afterlife

In Dallas, our newly not-so-unpopular forty-third president tries to bend the arc of history’s judgment.

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.

What a Crockett!

There should be no mystery about the latest artifact of “history.”

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.

It’s Been Fun

I’ll be seeing you.

The Attack

The New York Times versus Texas: It’s only the beginning.

Dear Governor:

Reclaiming George W. Bush.

Should We Care

The last word (for now) on Davy Crockett.

Animal Magnetism

My mane attraction.

Doomed Dome

’Dome, sweet ’Dome: Good-bye to the stadium of the century.

No Shortcuts

A charter school that makes the grade.

In, Not On, the Bayou

Down—and up—on the bayou.

Education • Barbara R. Foorman

Read all about her.

West Is West

How great is Walter Prescott Webb? I had no idea.

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