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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Just the way everyone wants to become famous: a precedent-setting dispute between divorced parents over their conflicting wishes regarding their 8-year-old son's circumcision. The presiding Cook County judge is requiring the parties to, ahem, maintain the status quo until the "best interests of the child" can be sorted out. Until then, he's not even allowed to hear about the case.

 
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