Douglas McGray: I'm co-creator and editor in chief of The California Sunday Magazine and Pop-Up Magazine and the CEO of Pop-Up Magazine Productions.
I'm interested in the power of stories to explore important issues and ideas and to bring people together.
In October 2014, my colleagues and I launched The California Sunday Magazine, online and in print -- delivered with Sunday editions of the Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle and by mail to subscribers.
Pop-Up Magazine is a "live magazine" that presents new, mostly reported multimedia stories by filmmakers, photographers, writers, radio producers, illustrators, and musicians live on stage at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, San Francisco's Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, and elsewhere. We've collaborated on live multimedia performances with Beck, ESPN, and McSweeney's, and in March 2015 we guest edited a session at the TED Conference.
My writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Wired, and elsewhere.
I've made radio stories too, mostly for This American Life.
I graduated from Brown University, and live in San Francisco, California.