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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Writers on the Record: Martin Amis

Join Victoria Lautman of WFMT for the monthly series Writers on the Record which features renowned authors with recently published works of fiction or non-fiction. The series offers up the chance for us regular readers to take in a live question and answer session that is also broadcast live on 98.7. This month Lautman welcomes Martin Amis, author of House of Meetings and The Rachel Papers, among others. Free at 12pm, but reservations are required and are granted on a first come, first served basis. Call 312-832-6789 or 312-832-6788 to save your space. Writers on the Record takes place at Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan Ave.

Shakespeare Was a Big George Jones Fan: Cowboy Jack Clement's Home Movies @ Film Center

Come out for the Chicago premiere of this hour-long look at the life of Cowboy Jack Clement. Memphis native Cowboy Jack Clement was one of a kind. He learned much of his craft as a recording engineer alongside Sam Phillips at some legendary sessions. Clement went on to discover and record many country-western stars, all the while with his handheld movie camera in tow. This affectionate portrait reveals the true character of "The Fellini of Nashville" through his home movies, never-finished TV specials, Grand Ole Opry performances, and surreal conversations with William Shakespeare. The film shows at 5:15pm today, and 8:15pm on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at the Gene Siskel Film Center.

 

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