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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Jill Gage, a research librarian at the Newberry Library, argues the reason Charles Dickens skipped Chicago during his six-month tour of the U.S. was he was afraid of the Trib. Also, did you know that his brother Augustus is buried is Graceland Cemetery?

 
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