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May 28, 2011

A Sportswriter Who Prefers Opera

Former New York Times columnist Robert Lipsyte shares memories from his career as a sportswriter who cares little for the games we pay to watch.

Andrew Golding

On a rainy May night in Manhattan, Robert Lipsyte is the featured speaker at the Barnes & Noble store on East 86th Street. Lipsyte is seated in the front of the room, a bottle of water next to him, and a crowd the size of an NFL team in attendance. Among those assembled are assorted family members, his agent, and Joseph Lelyveld, the former executive editor of the New York Times, where Lipsyte worked for a quarter century.

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