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  • The Maccabiah Games have meant many different things to the Jewish community since their inaugural games in 1932. A conversation with the author of the new book The Jewish Olympics on what the games have meant, what they mean, and where they're going.

  • A conversation with the author of "Baseball Maverick," about the pioneering Mets GM Sandy Alderson, about baseball, ghostwriting, Jose Canseco, and other things.

  • A conversation with Bill Littlefield, host of NPR's "Only A Game," about his new anthology of W.C. Heinz, the masterful writer—forgotten and then rediscovered—who helped define what sportswriting could be.

  • The most indelible Super Bowl images are history. The people that took those photos are mostly lost to it. Neil Leifer's Keepers Of The Streak is a documentary about the forgotten photographers who took some of the most memorable sports photos ever.

  • In 1965, Juan Marichal attacked John Roseboro with a baseball bat at Candlestick Park. The photo is iconic, and still horrifying. The story behind it is less well-known.

  • Sportswriting as we know it more or less began in Chicago. From Black Sox to Three-Peats: A Century of Chicago's Best Sportswriting from the Tribune, Sun-Times, and Other Newspapers, a new anthology of Chicago sportswriting edited by the veteran columnist Ron Rapoport, shows how sportswriting grew up, and grew with the times, in the Windy City.

  • The veteran sportswriter Allen Barra made the relationship between two of the greatest and most iconic players of their generation the subject of his new book. But the relationship between Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle was also about the relationships between stars and fans, legend and memory, and everything else.

  • As the New York City Marathon faces the strangest run in its history in the wake of Hurricane Sandy's devastation, it seems worthwhile to take a look back at this long race's long, strange, and almost implausibly colorful history, both in New York and in the public consciousness.

  • June 26, 2012
    Marathon Crasher

    In 1963, Merry Lepper became the first woman ever to finish a marathon. But first the marathon had to get ready for her. An excerpt from Marathon Crasher, by David Davis.