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The Bet by Paul Wachter


World Records by Neil Janowitz


Winning Streak by Alyssa Roenigk


Gu by Steven Leckart


Portraits by Jason Polan


9-Man by Ursula Liang


Keeping Score by Andrew Kuo


All Caps by Paul Lukas


Sports Math by Craig Damrauer


by The New York Neo-Futurists




by Nicholas Dawidoff


One Breath by Pat Walters


Medora by Davy Rothbart 
and Andrew Cohn


The Sporting Landscape 
by Jenny Odell


Long Night by Seth Wickersham


Los Jagueras by Ron Haviv


Plimpton! by Tom Bean 
and Luke Poling


Kirra by William Finnegan


The Map Maker by Katie Baker


Family Business by Daniel Engber


Ringside by Cheryl Dunn


Catching Hell by Alex Gibney


Ghost Writer by Starlee Kine


High Five by Jon Mooallem


Paul Wachter, the co-founder of, writes about sports for the New York Times Magazine, theAtlantic and Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Neil Janowitz has spent five years as an editor for ESPN The Magazine. Before his ESPN gig, he was an editor on FHM Magazine's website. Beside his ESPN gig, he is a co-founder and writer/producer for sports-comedy outfit 12 Angry Mascots, and wrote for the Onion's "Onion SportsDome" TV show. Beyond his ESPN gig, he will probably woodwork full-time.

Alyssa Roenigk is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine and the author of the book, The Big Jump: The Tao of Travis Pastrana. In her years covering sports, she has committed countless acts of recklessness in pursuit of a story—not the least of which is performing onstage this evening.

Steven Leckart is a correspondent for Wired, and regular contributor to Pop-Up. He's written recently for Maxim,, Men's Health and The Daily. For shorter doses, you can follow @stevenleckart on Twitter.

Jonathan Snyder is associate photo editor at, and a frequent contributor to San Francisco Magazine. He posts a steady stream of snapshots to Twitter and Instagram at @jonsnyder.

Jason Polan's drawings have been exhibited all over the United States, Europe and Asia. He is currently drawing every person in New York City. Polan's work has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, andARTnews.

Ursula Liang is a former staff editor at T: The New York Times Style Magazine and reporter at ESPN The Magazine. She is currently a producer for SPIKE TV's "Countdown to UFC" and "Fighting Foster," a documentary about foster care. 9-Man ( is her directorial debut.

Andrew Kuo is an artist living and working in New York City. He is a contributor to the New York Times and recently published his first monograph titled What Me Worry.

Paul Lukas is a senior writer at, where he writes "Uni Watch," the sports world's foremost (okay, only) column devoted to uniform design.

Craig Damrauer's work has been shown at the MCA Denver, Los Angeles Contemporary Editions, and the Pulse Art Fair, and has appeared in GOOD and Anathema, among others. A version of "New Math," edited by Ed Ruscha, was published by CT Editions in 2010.

The New York Neo-Futurists are the prolific minds behind the weekly show "Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind." Celebrating their seventh year, the NY Neo-Futurists have premiered over 2,300 new plays. They received the NYIT 2010 Caffe Cino Award and were 2009 NYTheater People of the Year.

Nicholas Dawidoff is the best-selling author of The Catcher Was a Spy, In The Country of Country, The Fly Swatter (a Pulitzer Prize finalist) and The Crowd Sounds Happy. He edited the Library of America's anthology of baseball writing. His writing appears in Rolling Stone, the New Yorker and the New York Times Magazine, where he is a Contributing Writer.

Pat Walters is a producer at the WNYC/NPR show Radiolab. He also writes about science and culture for theNew York Times Magazine and Popular Science, and he's a former National Geographic explorer.

Davy Rothbart is the creator of FOUND Magazine, a frequent contributor to public radio's This American Life, author of the story collection The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas, and the subject of the documentary film My Heart Is An Idiot. Andrew Cohn, a Brooklyn-based writer and filmmaker, directed the documentary short Dynamic Tom, which was featured on McSweeney's "Wholphin No. 12" DVD of short films. He's a creator and co-producer of the off-Broadway play FOUND.

Jenny Odell makes art from Google Satellite and Street View imagery. Her work has been exhibited at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and featured on KQED, Gizmodo, Rhizome. Prints of her collections are available on 20x200 and at

Seth Wickersham is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine, a columnist for, and a contributor toE:60 and Outside the Lines. A native of Anchorage, Alaska, he lives in Montclair, NJ, with his wife, their daughter, and a beagle named Spot.

Ron Haviv is an award-winning VII agency photojournalist whose images concerning human rights have been shown in museums and galleries including the Louvre and the United Nations. Haviv has been featured in documentary films and has discussed his work on CNN and The Charlie Rose Show.

Tom Bean has worked in many capacities on documentary and feature films alike. He co-produced and wrote a feature length documentary about the Iranian hostage crisis, featuring Jimmy Carter and Walter Cronkite. Luke Poling has worked on many productions, including The Departed and The Fog of War. He was a writer/director for the omnibus film Twelve, which played at film festivals across the country.

William Finnegan is the author of four books, including Cold New World, and a staff writer at the New Yorker. He just won an Overseas Press Club award for his reporting on organized crime in Mexico. His next book is an addiction memoir about surfing.

Katie Baker is a writer for Grantland whose work has also appeared in print and online for Deadspin, The Awl, the Wall Street Journal, New York, and Gawker.

Daniel Engber is senior editor at, erstwhile neuroscience consultant for the Dallas Mavericks, and creator of

Cheryl Dunn is a New York-based filmmaker and photographer. Her work has been exhibited at numerous galleries and museums including Deitch Projects in New York and the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Los Angeles. Her photographs have been collected in two books: Bicycle Gangs of New York and Some Kinda Vocation.

Alex Gibney directed the 2008 Oscar-winning film Taxi to the Dark Side and the 2006 Oscar-nominated filmEnron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. "Magic Trip," a time travel immersion experience about Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Starlee Kine is a radio producer and writer. She is a regular contributor to This American Life. Her writing has appeared in WiredGourmet, and the New York Times Magazine. She is working on a book of essays about the self-help industry called "It IS Your Fault."

Jon Mooallem is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine. He is currently working on a book about people and wild animals in America.