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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Actress Kathryn Joosten, known for her roles on "Desperate Housewives" and "West Wing," died yesterday at age 72 from lung cancer. Joosten began acting in community theater in suburban Lake Forest, and took classes at Steppenwolf; she was also name-checked in A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius for working as a housekeeper for Dave Eggers' family.

 
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