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November 13: Varsity Letters on Sports Science with Mark McClusky and Pablo at The Gallery at LPR in Manhattan.


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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 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.

Sept. 11: Football Through the Ages

Varsity Letters returns to The Gallery at LPR on Thursday, September 11 for a night that looks at football from its earliest days to the modern era. Dave Revsine, lead studio host of the Big Ten Network, will be reading from and discussing his book The Opening Kickoff: The Tumultuous Birth of a Football Nation. He'll be joined by writers Alex Belth, Paul Solotaroff, and Peter Richmond as they discuss and read from the new collection from the Library of America, Football: Great Writing About the National Sport, edited by John Schulian.

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