February 24, 2007
Recent Articles, Reviews, Columns and Web Pieces








02-10-2007
An Interview with Nick Antosca
Bookslut
01-03-2007
The Three Best Books of 2006
Professor Barnhardt's Journal
12-12-2006
My First Kiss
SMITH Magazine
12-01-2006
The Condemned [review]
Bookslut
11-12-2006
A Bronx Tale [review of Tyrell]
New York Times
09-01-2006
My Space: The Glitch
Ins & Outs (Long Island City)
05-23-2006
T-New York [club profile]
NYMetro.com
05-14-2006
TOUGH LOVE: Review of 'Hard Candy'
TimesSquare.com
04-24-2006
Ego & Hubris [review]
TimesSquare.com
04-19-2006
Crocodile Lounge [bar profile]
NYMetro.com
04-18-2006
Tut's [bar profile]
NYMetro.com
04-01-2006
Cell [review]
Bookslut
03-27-2006
Blackstone's [bar profile]
NYMetro.com
03-23-2006
Dumb Gringo Prices on Knickerbocker Ave
The-Wick.com
03-17-2006
Bushwick Residents Take on the Rat-Squirrel
The-Wick.com
02-01-2006
The Brooklyn Follies [review]
Bookslut
01-18-2006
EVIL EMPIRES
New York Press
01-18-2006
BROOKLYN'S SEX CHAMPS
New York Press
12-27-2005
Chop-Shop Mentality
New York Press
12-20-2005
The Meatman Cometh
New York Press
10-01-2005
Mobloggers Impressions
Ins & Outs (Long Island City)
09-06-2005
FAVORITE WORD: "luff"
Professor Barnhardt's Journal
08-02-2005
MOST IMPORTANT THINGS: Dannon coffee yogurt, LG VX7000 phone, uh, The Hun...
Professor Barnhardt's Journal
12-07-2004
FAVORITE WEBSITES: The Hun, Drudge, tOdd...
Professor Barnhardt's Journal
10-05-2004
FAVORITE FOODS: The Hot Pocket
Professor Barnhardt's Journal
09-08-2004
Angst: Teen vs. Gastrointestinal [Donnie Darko review]
Metaphilm
04-13-2004
TOP TEN NOVELS: Jurassic Park, 1984, Preacher...
Professor Barnhardt's Journal
08-03-2003
Mr Dow 1000: Nick Guarino Fights Wall Street (and the Law)
New York Press
06-03-2003
Giant Missile Penis in Union Square, NYC!
New York Press
04-01-2003
Smack My Pick-Up: Riding along with the car bashers.
New York Press
03-04-2003
Mindflake: An indie crackpot featured in an indie film.
New York Press
03-04-2003
Dying Trade: Digging with the booksellers.
New York Press
02-18-2003
Endorphins are a fairy tale. Running yields pain.
New York Press
02-04-2003
Q&A; with Everyone's Messiah
New York Press
01-07-2003
The Two Towers: WFUV vs. WFMU
New York Press
12-18-2002
Living Online Could Become a Virtual Trap
Newsday
12-17-2002
Prey by Michael Crichton [review]
New York Press
11-14-2002
Jackass Kicks Hollywood Back Where it Belongs
Newsday
11-01-2002
Come As You Are [Review of Kurt Cobain Journals]
New York Press
09-17-2002
Michael Wants His Books Back
New York Press
09-17-2002
The Museum of Sex [w/Jessica Wakeman]
New York Press
09-03-2002
Queens of the Stone Age: Songs For the Deaf [review]
New York Press
05-22-2002
'Star Wars 2' Fits Right Into the Palm of Your Hand
Newsday
05-21-2002
A Summer Guide for the Well-Endowed Man [this is the one about me having a large penis]
New York Press
04-17-2002
Since When: 4-17-02 [bye-bye column, hello Be More Chill]
New York Press
04-10-2002
Since When: 4-10-02 [I was wrapping up the column at this point...]
New York Press
04-03-2002
Since When: 4-3-02 [Happy 21st B-Day to Me!]
New York Press
03-27-2002
Since When: Danteís Inferno; Woman Does the Voice of Dog that Sings Like Cat; Free Biennial
New York Press
03-20-2002
Since When: Global Warming; Den of Cinís Oscar Night; Matthew Feinman; Super Soul at Mercury
New York Press
03-13-2002
Since When: Quantum3ís Light Dance; 63OCPBMF Probes Oppenheimer; Wesley Willisí Harmony Joyride; Mini-Blurbs
New York Press
Ned Vizzini | Official Site
Be More Chill - France
August 2006
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In France, Be More Chill has been published by Gallimard for in their "Scripto" series of books.

In the past, the Scripto series has included books by Joyce Carol Oates and Melvin Burgess!

It took a while, but the French version of Be More Chill has been published! This French guy at my parent's office, Patrick, every time I see him, he goes, "Ned, when is your book coming out? Maison Gallimard! [the d = silent] This is one of the best publishing houses in France! Maison Gallimard!" And now he has a copy of the book. So awesome.
Be More Chill - Holland
09-01-2005
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In Holland, Be More Chill has released by The House of Books as "De chill Pil."

No Amsterdam book tour is planned, but I'm headed over there for a wedding in 2006.
Guys Write for Guys Read [contribution]
April 21, 2005
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[click cover for Amazon]

I wrote a short story for this anthology, which focuses on quick tales that appeal to guys and has contributors from Gary Paulsen to Steven King. It was put together by a gentleman named Jon Scieszka, a leading light in the YA literary community and a resident of Park Slope Brooklyn.

My contribution centers around a fire escape that I climbed, in 2nd grade, with my friends, using an extension cord.
Sixteen [contribution]
May 25, 2004
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[click cover for Amazon]

I was proud to contribute to the anthology Sixteen, edited by Megan McCafferty (Sloppy Firsts, Second Helpings). The book is a collection of stories, each about turning sixteen; mine features a 16-year-old loser from the Wild Wild Girls Gone Wild West named Rutford who spends his birthday in a whorehouse. Yay!

"Though marketed as an adult title, this collection includes stories by authors generally considered to be writing for YAs, such as Sonya Sones and Jacqueline Woodson, as well as a smattering of adult authors like Steve Almond. The pieces are mostly set squarely in the 16-year-old brain, rather than taking the point of view of an adult looking back fondly on adolescence. Some of the authors, like Sarah Dessen, write somewhat more explicitly here than in their YA titles. Others use the format readers have grown used toĖfor example, Sones's free verse works as well in the short-story format as in novels. Ned Vizzini's tale is set in an Old West brothel and revisits the theme of parents who just don't understand...."
ĖJamie Watson, School Library Journal

"I just wanted to let you know, that I haven't read your other books(I'm sorry, I plan to though!) but I did read your short story in Sixteen, 'Rutford Becomes a Man' and I LOVED it! I read it twice already, and every time I find myself laughing. I love Rutford's perception and his comments. It is a completely unique setting, and honestly I hate reading about the 'Wild West' usually, but this time I was amused. Rutford is a dynamic character and was so easy to visualize in my brain, the story stuck with me for some time and I've been telling all my friends about it."
-- Sara (CA), 7/14/04
© Ned Vizzini 2000-2007
THE FORBIDDEN CHAPTER
I also considered using a picture of The Forbidden Castle, a choose your own adventure book
Have you read the forbiiiiiden chapter of Be More Chill? Here's the link.
Early Articles, Reviews, Columns and Web Pieces








05-17-1998
Teen Angst? Nah!
New York Times
01-01-1999
She Shits on the Shit Seat [Subway Poop Story]
New York Press
01-03-2000
Peak Contraction [me at the gym]
New York Press
10-25-2000
Why I Still Hate Rap
New York Press
11-05-2000
Schizo Rock [r.i.p., Wesley]
New York Press
11-07-2000
Bjorn Again [concert review]
New York Press
01-13-2001
What the Hell is Kaiju?
New York Press
01-31-2001
Since When: Brent Camponi, Rising Legend, and His TV Show; Natan, Who Sings Like a Bastard; Church Ladies for Choice; A Jeff Buckley Book
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02-07-2001
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02-14-2001
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02-21-2001
Since When: Bowie, Moby, Merchant and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Play for Tibet House; The Rev. Vince is a Bootleg Gospel Tom Waits; Meet Godfrey Cheshire!
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02-28-2001
Since When: 777-BARS; Old-School Hiphop at S.O.B.ís; Weezer Plays for Nerds; Underground Film and Latvian Punk
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03-02-2001
Park Slopeís Nasty, Egg-Throwing Kids
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03-05-2001
Who Shut Down the NO ID Party?
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03-07-2001
Since When: Rocket from the Crypt and the Gotohells; The Memoir Thing Continues; An Amateur Monster-Wrestling Troupe; Mardi Gras Notes
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03-14-2001
Since When: Those Damn Beatles; Concrete TV; The Dropkick Murphys, Reach the Sky and Lars and the Bastards at Wetlands; C.J. Sullivan Live!
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03-21-2001
Since When: Spike & Mikeís Sick and Twisted Animation Festival; The Soft Boys and Other Puss Music; A Malian Demi-Goddess; Miles Davis; Upright Citizens Brigade
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03-28-2001
Since When: New York International Independent Film and Video Festival; The Peopleís Poetry Gathering; Cutthroats 9 Play CBGB; Ned Does Soho
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04-04-2001
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04-11-2001
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04-18-2001
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04-25-2001
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05-02-2001
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05-16-2001
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05-23-2001
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05-30-2001
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06-06-2001
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06-13-2001
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06-20-2001
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06-27-2001
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07-04-2001
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07-11-2001
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07-18-2001
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07-25-2001
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08-01-2001
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08-08-2001
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08-15-2001
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08-22-2001
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08-29-2001
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09-05-2001
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09-12-2001
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09-19-2001
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09-26-2001
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10-01-2001
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10-03-2001
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10-17-2001
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10-24-2001
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10-31-2001
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11-07-2001
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11-14-2001
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