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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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Saturday, April 20

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Garry Wills @ Harold Washington Library

Historian Garry Wills will discuss his new book, Henry Adams and the Making of America in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium this evening at 6 PM. 400 S. State Street. For more information, call 312-747-4050 or visit the website.

Jonathan Kozol @ Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

The author of Shame of the Nation will discuss the de facto apartheid of American public schools this evening at 7 PM. Free. 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. For more information, call 773-752-4381 or visit the website.

Experience War: A Vietnam Veteran's Story

Vietnam Veteran and Evanstonian Rick Davis will give a talk tonight at the Evanston Historical Society. Discussing such things as life in a combat zone, the reality of war versus politcal rhetoric and his personal experiences during his two tours in Vietnam, the talk promises to offer some heavy insight into the period of time much romanticized by younger generations. The talk is from 7-9pm and is $5 for general admission, free to EHS members. Reservations are not required, but they are recommended -- call 847-475-3410 to save your spot. The Evanston Historical Society is located at 225 Greenwood St.

A Feast for Crows Release Party @ Book Cellar

The Book Cellar is holding a release party for George R.R. Martin's lastest book, A Feast for Crows. In honor of the fourth in his Song of Ice and Fire series, the celebration will include appetizers, Raven beer and 20% off the cover price of the new book. It happens tonight at 6pm, 4736 N. Lincoln Ave. Call 773-293-2665 for more information.

Dulce Pontes @ Chicago Cultural Center

Portuguese singing star Dulce Pontes gives a free concert in Preston Bradley Hall this evening at 7 PM. 78 E Washington Street. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.



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