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. 


Monday, May 23

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A few weeks ago, when "neo-soul diva" Jill Scott was slated to read from her new book of poetry at a much-publicized Poetry Center of Chicago event, it went relatively unreported that the songstress bailed out at the 11th hour. Now, in the print edition of this week's Chicago Reader, you can check into what went down. The story begins with dreams of forming a new relationship between the Poetry Center and Chicago's African-American readers, and ends with refunded tickets and not but a little bit of outrage from both sides of the diva divide.

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