Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


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Pete / January 2, 2004 12:57 PM

Undoubtedly, Ramsin Canon's "Overtime: Born in Chicago, Creaking Towards Death" in Revenge of the Second City. One of the finest essays I've read all year, anywhere. Excellent work.

brian / January 2, 2004 1:46 PM

Can staff vote?

I thought the piece about Tap Rooms was unbelievably good.

Ian / January 2, 2004 2:40 PM

I think the post regarding the 1985 Bears essay was the best. By far the best.

Proof yet again that the 1985 Bears -- when handled with care -- will always overcome the 1985 Raiders in Tecmo Bowl.

Bo knows how to get beaten like a little sissy -- 28 to 0, Bears win...

lacey / January 2, 2004 3:44 PM

I loved Fuel's "Indian summer! Cubs!" I thought that said it all.

amyc / January 3, 2004 1:31 PM

I thought Luke Seeman's Detour piece on the importance of supporting local businesses was great.

holden / January 8, 2004 3:40 PM

not being from chicago, i stumbled upon this site about 5 months ago and have been a daily reader ever since. i met a girl who lives & works in chicago 6 months ago and will be moving from iowa to chicago sometime in the next month (without a job!!) so, i have LOVED many of the pieces Gaper's Block has offered. I enjoyed the Drive-In pieces describing wonderful new food options that I can't wait to try. I continually impressed my chicago girlfried by sending her some of the cool & interesting links I find while reading this site. I love FUEL ("Hidden Gems" in particular). AND, this site has encouraged me to broaden myself a little. Just this afternoon, I taught myself out to create an html link so I could be a better poster on here. So, Thanks!!!

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