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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Saturday, September 25

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According to a U of C economics professor, America's weight problem is a symptom of our prosperity. I guess that means Chicago's doing exceptionally well. Meantime, Men's Fitness' "Getting America Fit Tour," which was supposed to be at the Mercantile Exchange this weekend, was abruptly canceled on Thursday with no explanation.

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