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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, June 30

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Why White Kids Love Hip Hop

Bakari Kitwana, author of The Hip Hop Generation and former Source editor, reads at 57th St. Books on the cultural impact of hip hop. In his new book, Why White Kids Love Hip Hop, Kitwana "argues that hip hop has broken down more racial barriers than any other social development of the past three decades," while examining the relationship between white youth and black popular culture. Tonight's free reading starts at 7pm, 1301 E. 57th St. Call 773-752-4381 for more information.

Richard Franke @ Newberry Library

Richard Franke, author of Cut from Whole Cloth: An Immigrant Experience, will stop at the Newberry Library for a reading and discussion of his book. The book details Franke's efforts to learn more about his German grandparents and their immigration to America. Franke is also the founder of the Chicago Humanities Festival and will be signing his book after the talk. Free and open to the public, tonight's discussion begins at 6pm, 60 W. Walton St. The Cut from Whole Cloth will be available for purchase at the Newberry's A.C. McClurb Bookstore; call 312-255-3520 for more information.

Knitting with Fabric Class

Too hot to work with wool? Lincoln Park knitting store, The Knitting Workshop will once again host its Knitting With Fabric Class, on Wednesdays 7-9pm on June 8, 15, 22. From the workshop: "Our Knitting with Fabric class taught by Ryan Steinbach was such a hit, we've added another session. So if you missed it the first time- here's your chance to learn everything you need to know to knit a bag out of fabric. Ryan will teach you how to select the fabric, create 'yarn' out of it and knit a purse." The cost is $150 for the 3 classes. You supply the fabric (approx. 3 yards) and 10 1/2 needles, and everything else ("goody bag" and handouts) is included. Ryan will do all machine sewing for those without sewing machines. The Knitting Workshop is located at 2218 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Call 773-929-5776 for more details.



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