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. ✶
Sunday, April 30
The Garfield Park Conservatory is closed indefinitely due to an unprecedented number of broken windows from last night's hailstorm. As many as 60 percent of the windows in the conservatory's showrooms were shattered. Donate here to help with repairs. UPDATE: A few indoor galleries and all outdoor spaces are now open while repairs continue elsewhere in the conservatory.