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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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Graveyard of Honor @ the Chicago Cultural Center

The Chicago Cultural Center is screening a film by Japanese director Kinji Funkasaku tonight at 7 PM. Loosely based on a real life story, Graveyard of Honor tells the story of a Japanese gangster on a downward spiral. Free, but the Cultural Center notes that Funkasaku’s films are not suitable for children. 78 E Washington Street. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

From Railroad Tracks to Parks @ the Graham Foundation

At 6 PM this evening, the Graham Foundation is hosting a panel discussion about the potential transformation of the unused Bloomingdale rail corridor on the north side into a linear park. Panelists include architects and others who were involved in successful transformations of similar sites in Paris and New York. 4 West Burton Place. This event is free, but requires advance registration.

Love Your Body Day Open Mic

Once again, it's Love Your Body Day, and to celebrate, Chicago NOW is sponsoring another great Open Mic night at Filter Cafe in Wicker Park. Come out, share your voice and celebrate real women! Make a fabulous shirt at the t-shirt making station -- show everyone how much you love your body! Talk with documentary filmmaker, Rachel Rozycki, who will be there to interview women for her new documentary about women and their bodies! Most important, tell your story. No RSVP necessary, but please arrive a bit early if you’d like to speak. Filter Cafe is located at 1585 N. Milwaukee Ave. (near intersection of Damen/North/Milwaukee). The event runs from 7:30 to 9:30pm. Send questions via e-mail to cnowedfund{at}



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