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February 26: Varsity Letters at The Gallery at LPR in Manhattan.


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Feb. 26: Going Downhill

Varsity Letters returns to the Gallery at LPR with a look at all things alpine. New York Daily News reporter Nathaniel Vinton will read from and discuss his new book The Fall Line: How American Ski Racers Conquered a Sport on the Edge. He'll be joined by former ski racer and current freelance journalist Amanda Ruggeri, as well as Nick Paumgarten, a staff writer at The New Yorker who has written extensively about skiing.

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.

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