New Yorkers! Do you like skiing and good sportswriting? Then you should go to tonight's Varsity Letters reading series, presented by Gelf Magazine. Nathaniel Vinton will read from his new book, The Fall Line, which we excerpted here. New Yorker staff writer Nick Paumgarten and Amanda Ruggeri, who has written many … » 2/26/15 1:31pm 2/26/15 1:31pm

If you're a New Yorker who likes good sportswriting, you should come to tonight's Varsity Letters reading series, presented by Gelf Magazine. Glenn Stout, editor of Best American Sportswriting, will be joined by Jonathan Mahler of The New York Times and Mary Pilon, who wrote this awesome story. More details here. » 1/13/15 11:07am 1/13/15 11:07am

New Yorkers! If you are a hockey fan, tonight's Varsity Letters reading series is where you need to be. Our friends at Gelf Magazine have gotten Puck Daddy's Greg Wyshynski to host a discussion with John Branch, author of Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard, and Howard Shapiro, author of The Hockey Saint » 10/06/14 2:17pm 10/06/14 2:17pm

New Yorkers! If you enjoy great writing about football, you should attend tonight's Varsity Letters reading series, presented by Gelf Magazine. Dave Revsine will be there to discuss his new book, The Opening Kickoff: The Tumultuous Birth of a Football Nation, as will our buddy Alex Belth, who will read from … » 9/11/14 1:42pm 9/11/14 1:42pm

New Yorkers! Be sure to swing by tonight's Varsity Letters reading series, presented by Gelf Magazine. Gus Garcia-Roberts, author of Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the Quest to End Baseball's Steroid Era, will be there, and he will be joined by EIC of Vice Sports Tomas Rios, and former Sports on Earth… » 8/14/14 1:32pm 8/14/14 1:32pm

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! Do you like poker? If so, you should go to tonight's Varsity Letters reading series, presented by Gelf Magazine. Eric Raskin, the editor-in-chief of All In magazine will be joined by Peter Alson, author of Take Me to the River. Doors open at 7 p.m. More details here. [Gelf] » 6/12/14 2:54pm 6/12/14 2:54pm

New Yorkers! Tonight's Varsity Letters reading series, presented by Gelf Magazine, is the perfect place for NBA fans to be. Jeff Pearlman will be reading from his new book about the Showtime Lakers, and veteran NBA writer Howard Beck will be there to talk about the Knicks and the reported Phil Jackson hire. Things… » 3/13/14 11:14am 3/13/14 11:14am

New Yorkers! Come listen to two great writers talk college football tonight. This month's Varsity Letters reading, presented by Gelf Magazine, will feature New York Times columnist Sam Freedman and author Jim Lefebvre. Freedman will read from his book about the breaking down of civil rights barriers in college… » 11/14/13 2:35pm 11/14/13 2:35pm

Sid Bream Hates His Name: Athletes' Replies To Fans

A few weeks back we asked you to send along any notes or letters you've received after writing to pro athletes. Varsity Letters is a hopefully semi-regular feature in which we share some of our favorites. Please send your athlete responses to me at barryp@deadspin.com. » 11/12/13 12:56pm 11/12/13 12:56pm

Hey New Yorkers! Looking for something to do tonight? You should head on over to this week's Varsity Letters reading, presented by Gelf Magazine. Esteemed sportswriters Marc Tracy, Howard Megdal, and Robert Podhurst will read from their work about Jewish athletes. It's the perfect way to kick off Yom Kippur. [Gelf] » 9/12/13 5:06pm 9/12/13 5:06pm

Do you live in New York City? Do you like sports? Do you like science? If so, then be sure to swing by Gelf Magazine's latest Varsity Letters reading series tonight. Sports Illustrated's David Epstein and author David Sally will be discussing the intersection of sports and science. A great time will be had. [Gelf] » 8/08/13 12:45pm 8/08/13 12:45pm

Hey New Yorkers, there's another Varsity Letters reading tonight, presented by Gelf Magazine. Head on over to Le Poisson Rouge at 7:30 p.m. to hear some great writers talk about trying to transform themselves from amateurs into finely tuned athletes. More details here. [Gelf] » 7/11/13 4:56pm 7/11/13 4:56pm

New Yorkers! If you're looking for something to do tonight, consider coming to Gelf Magazine's latest Varsity Letters reading. You'll get a chance to hear three great sportswriters read some of their work. More details here. [Gelf] » 6/13/13 4:28pm 6/13/13 4:28pm

Hey New Yorkers! What are you doing in approximately one hour? If you're a fan of the Mets and good sportswriting, you should be heading to tonight's Varsity Letters reading series, presented by Gelf Magazine. Details here. [Gelf] » 5/09/13 6:37pm 5/09/13 6:37pm

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