The Sports Gene

Are our best athletes born great, or do they achieve greatness? David Epstein dissects the physical and mental makeup of Michael Jordan, Serena Williams, Usain Bolt and others, to at last distinguish athletic nature from nurture.

July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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