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What It's Like To Pick Up Tennis In Your 50s
Sports

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.


Are the Olympics Broken Beyond Repair?
Politics

Are the Olympics Broken Beyond Repair?

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


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March 13: Sebastian Abbot

Varsity Letters is back at The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge on Tuesday March 13. Among the speakers will be author Sebastian Abbot, reading from and discussing his new book, The Away Game: The Epic Search for Soccer's Next Superstars.

Jan. 30: Olympics Night

Varsity Letters is back at The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge on Tuesday, January 30, with a night of Olympic sports. Thomas H. Murray, president emeritus of the bioethics institute The Hastings Center, will discuss his new book, Good Sport: Why Our Games Matter -- and How Doping Undermines Them. He'll be joined by Carla Correa and Meghan Louttit, who covered the Larry Nassar trial for the New York Times.

Nov. 21: Best American Sports Writing

Varsity Letters is back at The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge on Tuesday, November 21, with a night that celebrates The Best American Sports Writing of 2017. ESPN senior writer Howard Bryant, editor of this year's volume of the annual series, will be joined by several of the contributors, including: • Bomani Jones, host of The Right Time podcast and author of "Kaepernick Is Asking for Justice, Not Peace" •Teri Thompson and Luke Cyphers, who co-wrote "Lost in America" for Bleacher Report

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