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.
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The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which you might be surprised to learn has its headquarters in Chicago, announced its 2004 list of MacArthur Fellows who will each receive a "genius grant" of $500,000 over the next 5 years. There are two Chicago residents in this year's list: author Aleksandar Hemon and ragtime composer Reginald R. Robinson.

 
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