If you've been enjoying our excerpts and are in the New York area, tonight Dave Zirin will be discussing his book Brazil's Dance With The Devil as well as his time in Brazil during the World Cup during Gelf Magazine's Varsity Letters lecture series. Joining him will be basketball writer Roland Lazenby. More info here.… » 7/10/14 1:59pm 7/10/14 1:59pm

New Yorkers, be sure to swing by Gelf Magazine's Varsity Letters reading tomorrow night. Some great basketball writers will be there to read from We'll Always Have Linsanity, which can be purchased now on Amazon. » 4/10/13 6:39pm 4/10/13 6:39pm

If You're In New York Tonight, Come Hear Some Splendid Writers Talk…

The November installment of Gelf Magazine's Varsity Letters reading series is tonight. Seth Wickersham, Eric Kester, and Bill Strickland are talking, respectively, about Michael Vick, Harvard, and Lance Armstrong, three beloved American institutions. The reading is tonight, 7:30, at Le Poisson Rouge in downtown… » 11/29/12 12:35pm 11/29/12 12:35pm

If You're In New York Tonight, Come Hear Some Splendid Writers Talk…

This month's edition of Gelf's terrific Varsity Letters reading series is tonight, with a great lineup of baseball writers reading from their essays in the Hall of Nearly Great e-book. You want Craig Fehrman? You got him! How about David Roth of The Classical, Marc Normandin of SB Nation, and Emma Span of Sports on… » 10/04/12 10:25am 10/04/12 10:25am

If You're In New York Tonight, Come Hear Some Good Writers Talk About…

This month's edition of Gelf's Varsity Letters reading series is tonight at Pacific Standard on Fourth Ave in Brooklyn at 7:30. Kevin Cook, author of The Last Headbangers: NFL Football in the Rowdy, Reckless '70s—The Era that Created Modern Sports will be there, so will Peter Schrager, co-author of Victor Cruz's… » 9/06/12 4:00pm 9/06/12 4:00pm

If You're In NYC Tonight, Come Hear Some Good Writers Talk Boxing And…

It's time for another edition of Gelf's excellent Varsity Letters reading series. This month's slate features former Washington Post staffer and veteran boxing writer William Gildea, the author Theresa Runstedtler (who has written about boxing legend Jack Johnson), and GQ's Mark Kirby, who will discuss his forthcoming… » 8/02/12 2:50pm 8/02/12 2:50pm

If You're In New York City Tonight, Go Listen To Some Fine Writers…

This month's edition of Gelf's terrific Varsity Letters reading series brings together Rob Fleder (he edited Damn Yankees, in which this appeared), Steve Rushin, and our man Alex Belth (who profiled George Kimball here in December), and, if you so choose, you, dear reader! 7:30 p.m. tonight at Pacific Standard in… » 6/21/12 10:00am 6/21/12 10:00am

If You're In New York Tonight, Come Listen To Sportswriters Talk Dogs,…

This month's edition of Gelf's terrific Varsity Letters reading series brings together Josh Dean (he wrote this and appears in the above video), Mark Hyman (a chronicler of youth sports), Matt Wasowski (read about him here), and, if you so choose, you, dear reader! 7:30 p.m. tonight at Le Poisson Rouge. Go. » 5/03/12 10:30am 5/03/12 10:30am

If You're In NYC Tomorrow Night, Come Hear Some Good Writers Read To…

This month's edition of Gelf's terrific Varsity Letters reading series focuses on—what else?—baseball. Come hear the Times' Dan Barry, Baseball Prospectus's Jay Jaffe and Steven Goldman, and Glenn Stout, author of Fenway 1912. They're great and so is baseball. 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Le Poisson Rouge. Go! » 4/04/12 8:30pm 4/04/12 8:30pm

If You're In New York Tomorrow Night, Come Hear Some Sportswriters Talk…

This month's edition of Gelf's terrific Varsity Letters reading series focuses on college basketball. Come hear Ira Berkow, formerly of the New York Times, ESPN's Gene Wojciechowski, who's talking Duke-Kentucky, and Jim Boeheim's biographer Scott Pitoniak. 7:30 tomorrow at Le Poisson Rouge. Go! » 2/29/12 2:20pm 2/29/12 2:20pm

If You're In NYC Tonight, Come Listen To Some D.C. Sportswriters Talk

This month's edition of Gelf's terrific Varsity Letters series features some guy named Dave McKenna, plus Dan Steinberg, who mans the Washington Post's DC Sports Bog. Oh, and Sally Jenkins will be moderating. 7:30 at Le Poisson Rouge. Go! » 2/02/12 4:01pm 2/02/12 4:01pm

If You're In NYC Tonight, Come Hear Some Real Sportswriters Read And…

It's time for this month's installment of Gelf magazine's excellent Varsity Letters series: there'll be George Vecsey, who just retired from the Times, Mark Ribowsky (he wrote this about Howard Cosell), and Dave Zirin (he wrote this, with John Carlos). 7:30 p.m. tonight at Le Poisson Rouge, Bleecker St. between… » 1/05/12 12:45pm 1/05/12 12:45pm

If You're In NYC Tomorrow Night, Come Listen To Some Esteemed…

Time for another installment of Gelf's splendid Varsity Letters reading series, and this time it's particularly timely: Harvey Araton, Henry Abbott, and our man Scott Raab, will be reading and waxing about the NBA's return. 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Le Poisson Rouge, Bleecker St. between Sullivan and Thompson. Go hear… » 11/30/11 7:10pm 11/30/11 7:10pm

Book Readings That Don't Suck

If you're in New York, tonight is the latest installment of Gelf's Varsity Letters reading series, which this time features Stefan Fatsis, John Krewson, and Jeff Pearlman. It's at 7:30 at Le Poisson Rouge in NoHo. Doors open at 7. » 11/03/11 11:45am 11/03/11 11:45am

It's Baseball Night At Gelf's Varsity Letters

NYC folks: cancel your gala plans and head to Gelf Magazine's free monthly reading series at the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse at 7:30 tonight. Baseball night features our pal Jonah Keri, along with Harvey Frommer and Lang Whitaker. [Gelf] » 5/05/11 4:15pm 5/05/11 4:15pm

Go To Gelf's Varsity Letters Tonight And Listen To Great Boxing Writing

NYC folks: Gelf's Varsity Letters free reading series returns tonight, with boxing writing from Thomas Hauser, George Kimball, and Gary Andrew Poole. Head to Le Poisson Rouge on Bleecker Street at 7:30. It will, as usual, be le great. [Gelf] » 4/07/11 5:40pm 4/07/11 5:40pm

Great Sportswriters Will Read Aloud In A Bar At Tonight's Varsity…

NYC folks: Gelf's Varsity Letters free reading series returns tonight, with wisdom and writing from John Eisenberg, Doug Merlino, and L. Jon Wertheim. Head to Le Poisson Rouge on Bleecker Street at 7:30. It will be le great. [Gelf Magazine] » 3/03/11 5:35pm 3/03/11 5:35pm