Robert Lipsyte
Robert Lipsyte

Robert Lipsyte, a former New York Times sports and city columnist, is author of the new memoir An Accidental Sportswriter.

Sports Nut
Dec. 4 2012 9:48 PMThe Shill Becomes a JournalistIn speaking up for gun control after the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide, Bob Costas finally took advantage of his pulpit.
Sports Nut
June 1 2011 10:15 AMInside the Church of SportsA new history of ESPN shows how one religion got its start.
Sports Nut
Nov. 9 2011 10:08 PMNot the GreatestJoe Frazier was a true gladiator, but he’ll always be remembered as Muhammad Ali’s foil.
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus
Aug. 28 2015 12:31 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 1 2015 12:20 PM Does Contraception Reduce Abortions? The relationship is surprisingly ambiguous—until you look at the best evidence.