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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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Free Real Women Have Curves Screening @ U Chicago

Set in East Los Angeles, this is the story of Ana, a Mexican-American teenager struggling to break free from the responsibilities and expectations of her mother, Carmen, and sister, Estela. Ana wants to attend college so she can better herself (she's received a scholarship to Columbia University), but she's needed in Estela's sewing sweatshop, where women labor to make dresses that are then sold for many times
what the shop is paid to make them. Real Women Have Curves is the winner of the Dramatic Audience Award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.

Join the Journal of Ordinary Thought and Deva Woodley of the Civic Knowledge Project for a free screening of Screening of Real Women Have Curves from 6-8:15 p.m. at the University of Chicago (Art History Lecture Hall) 5540 S. Greenwood. Enter the building using the north door facing the parking garage. Refreshments will be served and reservations are required. Please contact Rupal Soni at 773-684-2742 or

Nude Hippo Show 10th Anniversary @ Apollo Theater

The local public access cable TV show Nude Hippo celebrates its 10th anniversary tonight at 7:30 PM the Apollo Theater (2540 N. Lincoln). Highlights of past years will be screened, and live entertainment will be provided by violinist Rachel Barton and magician Jeff Bibik. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Apollo box office. Call (773) 935-6100 for full details.

Drink Up and Support Young Chicago Authors

Join DJs Chris Johnson, Amy Cargill, and Thomas "thunderbear" Cordova for another "Peace Party" to support local non-profits. At this month's party 35% of the bar goes benefits Young Chicago Authors youth literacy work. The action lasts from 10pm-2am at Danny's Tavern, 1951 W Dickens Ave, or see map.

Gapers Block Book Club Meeting w/ Rick Kogan

This month's meeting of the Gapers Block Book Club takes place tonight at The Book Cellar at 4736 N. Lincoln Ave., where we will be discussing A Chicago Tavern by Rick Kogan. Plus, this month we have a special treat as Mr. Kogan is scheduled to join us for our discussion. Don't miss it! The meeting begins at 7:30pm, and new members are always welcome. Visit the official book club blog for more information.



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