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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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Thursday, June 13

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The NY Times' coverage of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire on its 100th anniversary includes a collection of front page newspapers covering the event. The only non-New York paper is the Trib, whose Sunday edition also included news about Virginia Brooks, a social reformer in West Hammond who led "a small army of women" in a riot over paving stone quality and price. As it turns out, the Times also included a truncated version of the story in its edition.

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