As of January 1, 2016, Gapers Block has ceased publication. 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 over the past 12-plus years. ✶
Wednesday, March 29
As I approached the Chicago River on 18th Street yesterday, I was startled by a police line, four police vehicles, a dead body ... and a film crew.