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.
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Friday, April 28
The Garfield Park Conservatory has had a major breakthrough...literally. An agave plant has grown tall enough to burst through the roof of the building. Glass was removed in anticipation of the plant's rare bloom; it will contain as many as 100,000 blooms.