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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.
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WBEZ reported this morning that So-And-So's Button-O-Matic, the gumball machines distributed around town that dispense buttons designed by local artists instead of candies, has branched out to New York, with three machines installed in locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. (By comparison, there are 13 machines in Chicago.) So you can tell your hipster NYC friends that the buttons were here first!

 
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