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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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Monday, July 4

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Chicago artist Al Brandtner's Patriot Act is back in the news. The piece, which caused some controversy during its display at Columbia College last spring as part of the "Axis of Evil" exhibit, has been pulled by the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where "Axis of Evil" opened last night. The decision prompted student protests with demonstrators wearing the image on t-shirts, thus demonstrating once again that censoring something is a great way to draw even more attention to it.

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