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Durga Chew-Bose is an essayist whose wide-ranging interests and intellectual curiosity have made her thoughts and words beloved in formats both short and long. Her first book, Too Much and Not the Mood, was published by FSG this month, and it’s a deep meditation on interiority, selfhood, and how one learns to fully inhabit oneself. I caught up with Durga so that we could chat about the writing process, finding your voice, and the...
This week marks the release of our annual 30 Under 30 issue, and because each of these individuals is so interesting, we thought we'd further highlight them by running some brief interviews with them. Name: Durga Chew-Bose Age: 29 Neighborhood: Crown Heights Occupation: Writer Who would be your choice for a 30 Under 30? Heben Nigatu Who are your role models in your industry? Wesley Morris, Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, Hilton Als, Julianne Escobedo Shepherd. What was a turning point for you, when you realized you could make a...
Don’t be jealous of the people on this list, they’re just better than you. Photos by Nicolas Maloof Every year we put out a list of the young, creative people in Brooklyn who are accomplishing the kinds of things that would be impressive at any age but are all-the-more noteworthy considering the fact that these people are, you know, not very old at all. We hesitate to call them wunderkinds (particularly because we once were reminded that...

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