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. 


Saturday, August 13

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Tickets for the Chicago Humanities Festival (10/29 to 11/13) go on sale to the public tomorrow (they’ve been available to CHF members since August 30). This year’s theme is “Home and Away,” and notable events include Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Robert Venturi discussing Mies van der Rohe (in Mies’ own Crown Hall at IIT), novelist Salman Rushdie talking about the “Scattered Concept of Home,” and a documentary about families about to relocate from a Robert Taylor Homes high-rise. The entire schedule (pdf)is available online.

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