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Paula Mejía is a Colombian American writer and editor from Houston who was formerly a senior editor at Texas Monthly. 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. 

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Stacee Lynn and Oliver Bell smile and sit close on a big couch.
Style & Design|
December 10, 2021

Barn Sweet Barn

Houston-area couple Stacee Lynn and Oliver Bell are helping to revolutionize steel construction with their tricked-out and stylish barndominiums.

August 18, 2021

The 20 Essential Texas Rap Tracks

The East Coast may have invented rap, but today the Lone Star State rules the hip-hop world. Here’s a song-by-song history of how that happened.

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