Paula Mejía

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Paula Mejía is a Colombian American writer and editor from Houston. Before joining Texas Monthly in 2019, she was a reporter at Gothamist/WNYC and an editor at Atlas Obscura. She has written about the retail apocalypse, literary hoaxes, the streaming economy, dog shows, distortion pedals, and more for the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Paris Review, Rolling Stone, and other publications. She is the vice president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Central Texas chapter, a cofounding editor of Turning the Tables, NPR Music's Grace Award–winning series about centering women and nonbinary artists in the musical canon, and the author of a 33 1/3 series installment on the Jesus and Mary Chain’s 1985 album Psychocandy. She holds a B.A. in English and creative writing, as well as an M.A. in English literature, from The George Washington University.