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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, March 4

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First Amendment Project @ Film Center

The Siskel Film Center presents three short documentaries commissioned by the Sundance Channel, each one focusing on recent lawsuits involving the First Amendment. The films are: Chris Hegedus' Fox vs. Franken, which examines corporations' copyrights on common phrases; Mario van Peebles' Poetic License, which shows the furor surrounding NJ poet laureate Amiri Baraka's poem "Somebody Blew Up America"; and John Walter's Some Assembly Required, which looks at the right to protest against the backdrop of the RNC. These films will be shown on the Sundance Channel in December, but you can see them on the big screen tonight at 5:00 PM. The program will also be shown on Monday the 29th at 6:15 PM. Tickets are $9, or $5 for Film Center members. Siskel Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

Too Much Light Kids!

The Neo-Futurists present "Too Much Light Kids!", a child-friendly version (for ages 8-12) of their long-running classic stage show "Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind". This show runs every Saturday afternoon at 2:00 PM through December 18. Admission is $1-6 for kids, and $6-11 for adults (depends on the roll of a six-sided die). No reservations accepted, but group rates are available. Call (773) 878-4557 for details. The Neo-Futurarium: 5153 N. Ashland. More information: (773) 275-5255.

Quimby's Mega Huge Backstock Zine Blow-Out Sale

Today, at 11:00 a.m., be at Quimby's or be square. Almost 10–13 years worth of vintage rare and old school zines go on sale today from the Zine Guide archives. Most of them will be priced at $1 to $2, so complete your collection or just come get some great holiday suprises. You are guaranteed to FREAK OUT.  These zines will be out for sale for the next month or so, but we suspect the good stuff will disappear on the 27th. So wake up early and join in the hunt! Quimby's is located at 854 West North Avenue, Chicago. Give them a call at (773) 342-0910.



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