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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Friday, June 14

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The RedEye truncated a Tribune article about five homicides shootings in Monday's paper that gave the majority of the column inches to a murder in Rogers Park, prompting Thomas Westgård to post a photo critique on Facebook that went viral on Tumblr and Reddit (we were guilty). The critique had issues of its own, and the RedEye is proactively addressing the issue and pointing to its coverage of violence in the city.

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