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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A couple of weeks ago, we ran a bit about New York Times correspondents' profiles of various US cities, including our own. At the time, I conjectured that Jodi Wilgoren had been accidentally miscredited -- there was no one in the paper's archives with the surname Rudoren, and Wilgoren is (was?) the local bureau chief. It only made sense. Happily, turns out I was wrong: on the occasion of their recent marriage, Jodi Rudoren (née Wilgoren) and her new husband (né Ruderman) combined their names, albeit to the bafflement of Cook County judge Sophia H. Hall.

 
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