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December 25, 2011

January 5: Varsity Letters

Gelf's Varsity Letters sports reading series returns on Thursday, January 5, 2012, at 7:30 p.m., at The Gallery at LPR in Manhattan. At this free monthly event, hosted by Gelf, Mark Ribowsky, George Vecsey, and Dave Zirin will read from and talk about their work. Ribowsky is the biographer of the legendary broadcaster and provocateur, Howard Cosell. Vecsey, who recently ended his 30-year stint as a New York Times sports columnist, is the biographer of St. Louis Cardinals hero Stan Musial. And Zirin is the co-author, with John Carlos, of a biography of the track-and-field Olympian who sparked controversy with his defiant Black Power salute at the 1968 Summer Games.

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Event Details:

The Gallery at LPR (Official site, map)
158 Bleecker St. (between Sullivan St. and Thompson St.)
New York, NY 10012
Blocks from A/C/E/B/D/F/M/N/R/1/6 trains

Doors open at 7.
Event starts at 7:30.
There is no admission charge.
Attendees must be 21 or older, as per Le Poisson Rouge rules. (Email michael@gelfmagazine.com if you are under 21 and would like to attend. The farther in advance, the better; no guarantees.)

More on this month's authors:

Mark Ribowsky, author of Howard Cosell: The Man, the Myth, and the Transformation of American Sports
Read Gelf's interview with Ribowsky

•Former New York Times columnist George Vecsey, author of Stan Musial: An American Life
Read Gelf's interview with Vecsey

Dave Zirin, co-author of The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World and three times before a Varsity Letters guest
Read Gelf's latest interview with Zirin

Upcoming Varsity Letters (also at The Gallery at LPR in Manhattan)

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