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January 13: Varsity Letters at The Gallery at LPR in Manhattan.


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Tuesday, Jan. 13: Best American Sportswriting 2014

Gelf returns to The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge on Tuesday, January 13 with a look at 2014's best sportswriting. Glenn Stout, longform editor at SB Nation, and editor of the Best American Sportswriting series, will discuss last year's collection. He'll be joined by contributors to the edition, New York Times reporter Jonathan Mahler and Mary Pilon, author of the forthcoming book, The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World's Favorite Board Game.

Nov. 13: Sports Science

Varsity Letters returns to The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge on Thursday, November 13, with a look at modern sports science. Wired.com editor Mark McClusky will discuss his new book Faster, Higher, Stronger: How Sports Science Is Creating a New Generation of Superathletes--and What We Can Learn from Them. He'll be joined by ESPN's Pablo S. Torre, who will talk about biometrics and the NBA.

MONDAY Oct. 6: Hockey Stories

This month only, Varsity Letters moves to Monday at The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge with a night of stories from the world of hockey. New York Times reporter John Branch will read from his book Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard. Author Howard Shapiro will talk about his graphic novel The Hockey Saint. The event will be guest hosted by Puck Daddy blogger Greg Wyshynski.

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