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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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Thursday, January 26

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Stacey Ballis @ Barnes and Noble

Stacey Ballis, author of the newly released Sleeping Over will appear at Barnes and Noble, Old Orchard Mall in Skokie, for a free reading, Q&A, and signing. The novel, which has been called "part Sex and the City, part Little Women," features five Chicago women in their thirties examining their romantic and platonic relationships. Go chick lit! The reading begins at 7:30pm. Call 847-676-2230 for more information.

Our Bodies, Our Selves

I have no idea how our mother's generation came of age without Our Bodies, Ourselves. I know I snuck peeks at all the "naughty" sections when I was prepubescent and very confused. An edition for 2005 has just been released and you need to buy it. You can get that new copy signed at the UIC School of Public Health (1603 W. Taylor St.) today. From 3:30 to 5:30 there is a presentation, panel discussion, and book discussion. You'll get to meet one of the co-authors and you'll get to hear an amazing list of women talk about this book and women's health and how they have changed. For more information, and to R.S.V.P., please call 312-413-1924.

Patrick Killoran @ Hyde Park Art Center

New York artist Patrick Killoran visits the Hyde Park Art Center to discuss his exploration of public and private space. With his art based in sculpture and installation, he "focuses on changing our perception of how we experience common objects or structures, often drawing more attention to how we see the world around us rather than the object itself." Admission to the 5pm event is free and will be held at Gallery 400, 1240 W. Harrison. Call 773-324-5520 for more information.

Fluffgirl Burlesque @ Subterranean

The Toronto-based Fluffgirl Burlesque Society struts into town to give the locals an eyeful. The girls will be at Subterranean tonight; the show starts at 9:00, and tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Hot cha! Subterranean: 2011 W. North. (773) 278-6600.

When the Mag Mile Was Called Fairytown

The Chicago Historical Society presents When the Magnificent Mile Was Called Fairytown and Bronzeville was Lavender, part of their Out at CHS program. Chad Heap of George Washington University will discuss gay life in 1930's Chicago when it played a prominent role downtown and in Bronzeville. The 6:30-8:30pm talk is preceded by a 5:30pm reception. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for CHS members and students. Purchase them here.

"Bone" creator Jeff Smith @ Chicago Comics

Jeff Smith, creator of the Bone comic series, makes an appearance tonight from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Chicago Comics, 3244 N. Clark. Smith will be in town to promote the new color edition of his comic, which will undoubtedly be on hand for fans to purchase. For more info, try calling Chicago Comics at (773) 528-1983.



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