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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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Monday, October 25

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Spike Lee's satire Chi-Raq is finally out in theaters and Amazon On Demand today, and if its reception from critics is any indication, you'll either love it or hate it. Our own Steve at the Movies liked it, while the Stranger's Ijeoma Oluo really hated it.

The NYTimes' review is more mixed, but also seems to think Chicago is a literal hellscape, "where sidewalks are washed with blood, and human hearts beat to the rhythm of gunfire." So take that with a grain of salt.

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