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Late To Tennis Practice

Gerald Marzorati began playing in his 50s. He got a book deal out of it—and a pretty good one-handed backhand.


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Are the Olympics Broken Beyond Repair?

Dave Zirin looks at the state of the Games, and it's not pretty.


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May 23: Sam Walker, Hamilton Nolan and Sarah Deming

Varsity Letters returns to The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge on Tuesday, May 23, with two returning authors, Sam Walker and Hamilton Nolan. Walker, the former editor at the Wall Street Journal sports section, will be reading from his new book The Captain Class: The Hidden Force That Creates the World's Greatest Teams. Nolan, who writes about boxing for Deadspin, is a contributor to the new collection, The Bittersweet Science: Fifteen Writers in the Gym, in the Corner, and at Ringside.


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May 23: Varsity Letters at The Gallery at LPR in Manhattan.

Feb. 22: Fix the Knicks

Varsity Letters returns to The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge on Wednesday, February 22, with a night that looks at the sorry state of New York Knicks basketball. Senior NBA writer at Bleacher Report Howard Beck will be joined by longtime New York Times writer and author of When the Garden Was Eden Harvey Araton, and Vocativ sports writer Robert Silverman. Along with moderator Yaron Weitzman, Knicks beat reporter at Bleacher Report, the panel will look at whether the Charles Oakley incident represents rock bottom for the franchise and what the lead singer of JD & the Straight Shot could possibly do to Fix the Knicks.

January 9: A History of Sports

Varsity Letters returns to The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge on Monday, January 9th with a night that looks at the big picture of sports. Gary Belsky and Neil Fine will be reading from and discussing their New York Times bestseller On the Origins of Sports: The Early History and Original Rules of Everybody’s Favorite Games. Belsky and Fine served as the editor in chief and executive editor, respectively, of ESPN The Magazine, and are the founding partners of the editorial consulting firm Elland Road Partners. They'll be joined by Cait Murphy, an editor at McKinsey & Company, and author of A History of American Sports in 100 Objects.

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