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Last fall, Google brought Kevin Nguyen, and a substantial part of team from the recently acquired ebooks service Oyster, aboard to help recommend and sell ebooks. He's since moved to GQ, where he's serving as the deputy editor of GQ.com. He’s a smart person to bring on. With time also spent at Grantland (as a critic) and Amazon (as an editor), Nguyen knows how books and technology and literary culture intersect. In addition to editing, you also write! Are...
  It’s a truism to say that books change lives, but the commonality of the sentiment doesn’t make it any less real. Brooklyn Magazine asked as many writers and editors and book people it could think of to talk about the piece of writing that changed them. Their answers are myriad, delightful, and as personal as a fingerprint. Time to head to your local bookstore (or library) and stock up. LUCAS ADAMS cartoonist-writer and co-editor New York...
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: Kevin Nguyen Age: 28 Neighborhood: Crown Heights Occupation: Editorial Director of Oyster Who would be your choice for a 30 Under 30? Two people you picked last year: Jazmine Hughes and Hallie Bateman. I have never met anyone besides these two that...
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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