Gapers Block has ceased publication.

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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Sunday, July 14

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Terry Plumming Magazine Release Party

Terry Plumming celebrates the release of the new magazine, "Bacon is the inside outside world Terry Plumming is dead long live Terry Plumming (now with Vito Powers)," tonight at 9:30pm at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western. The evening will also feature performances by Waterbabies, Rotten Milk vs. Bubblegum Shitface, Insect Deli, HTeeth, My Fairy Prince, Brenmar Someday, Assdroids and David Diarreah. Best of all, it's free! A bit more info at

Myla Goldberg @ Women & Children First

Author of the bestselling Bee Season, Myla Goldberg comes to Women & Children First to discuss her latest work, Wickett's Remedy. Free at 7:30pm, 5233 N. Clark St. Call 773-769-9299 for more information.

Todd Dills @ Quimby's

After unleashing his first novel, Todd Dills is leaving our fair city for Birmingham, AL, but you can catch his last reading at Quimby's tonight. Jeb Gleason-Allured, co-editor of The2ndHand, and Brian Costello will also read tonight. Free and open to the public at 7pm, 1854 W. North Ave. Call 773-292-0910 for more information.

"The Small-Mart Revolution"

Michael Shuman will speak on "The Small-Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses are Beating the Global Competition" tonight at 7pm at Jefferson Tap & Grill, 325 N. Jefferson. The Small-Mart Revolution shows how
consumers, investors, policymakers, and organizers can revitalize their own communities by supporting local businesses. Free. More info at



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