Hi there, I’m Nick Zarzycki, a writer and multimedia artist working in Toronto.

My writing has appeared in publications like Toronto Life, Maclean's, the Washington PostDefector and Vancouver Magazine and I’ve also worked on marketing campaigns for clients like Air Canada, the New York Film Festival and Brown University.

You can reach me at nickzarz [at] gmail.com

I Finally Understand Why You Ding Dongs Won’t Come To The Net Defector 
Sort-of Secret: Lao Thai Toronto Life

The Banana Has What It Takes To Defeat Gatorade Deadspin

Why Don’t You Ding-Dongs Come To The Net? Deadspin

What’s the Deal With Just for Laughs: Gags? National Post

Sort-of Secret: Stop Toronto Life

Interview with Noah ‘40’ Shebib Toronto Life

Why Do Athletes Scream? Deadspin

Where Did Denis Shapovalov Come From? Deadspin

Roger Federer’s Graveyard Deadspin (with Alex Kilpatrick)

Canada wants to legalize marijuana, but it hasn’t even fully legalized alcohol yet Washington Post

Sort-of Secret: Agio, a tiny Italian kitchen with a Korean chef-owner who used to cook for the pope Toronto Life


I argue against hustle culture on CBC’s The Current

Globe profile of the Syrup Trap Globe and Mail

Mark Zuckerberg's 'Great American Road Trip' Mashable

Gawken is here to fill the Gawker void, minus the getting sued AV Club

Photo by Kate Yang-Nikodym