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The Boys Will Work It Out


Since a child, Sarz had a deep connection to the Lord of the Rings books. After the movie version came out in 2003, that connection went several layers deeper. (Note: This story is super-super-NSFW.)
7/6/17

How to Make Ads That Even Savvy Customers Trust


People are more skeptical than ever about marketing—but that doesn’t mean they distrust all of it.
4/13/17

The Trade Magazine Editor Who Gets to Stay in the World’s Best Hotels


"I did turn the china around at one point, and it was Spode."
3/30/17

Rotary scholar combines business and environment


"I speak maybe three or four languages on a daily basis."
3/1/2017

Meet Chicago’s Meat Photographer


“I don't know anyone who's shot more raw meat in this town than me."
1/30/17

Newsmaker: Neil Patrick Harris


"If it’s crass and base and lewd, well … I guess that could be fun."
1/3/17

How Drinking Beer Is Saving Russian Lives


Decades later, a Soviet public health initiative is still increasing male life expectancy.
12/2/2016

The Fearful Daily Life of an Undocumented Immigrant in Chicago


"If one person finds out, you're putting in jeopardy everything you've worked for."
11/3/16

Fellowship of the Fans


How fan fiction can connect teens and libraries
11/1/16

A Best Friend–In Multiple Ways (PDF)


Service dogs do much more than help the blind.
May 2016