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How to Protect Yourself from an Unethical Boss

To ward off immoral requests, take a lesson from vampire lore.

How The Hammond Organ Sound Laid The Tracks For Gospel’s Hit Train

In the 80 years since the Hammond organ hit the assembly line, it's made its way into rock, pop, R&B, and jazz. But there was a time when, in order to hear a Hammond, you had to go to church.

This week’s Chicagoan: Othman Al Ani, refugee

"I don't know where to go, I don't know how to pay, I don't even know how to use money."

Does Creativity Breed Entitlement?

Companies that put creative employees on a pedestal encourage bad behavior.

Make no mistake — PT referral not allowed

Fortunately, few of us will ever be in a position to nearly eradicate Arkansas.

Signal to Noise

"Apparently she was always running through the studios with handfuls of roller skates and cabbages."

Pharma strives to aid companion diagnostics

M. Elizabeth H. Hammond, MD, is no mind reader. But approach her at a conference or meeting, and she has a pretty good idea what you’re going to ask her.
May 2015

Old-school sign painter Jeff Williams on why computer-generated stickers ain’t got soul

"Right as I got out of high school, I had a job working as an electrician, and I only did that for a few years before I realized, man, this kind of sucks, having a real job."

From the bench, a view of MALDI-TOF mass spec

“It’s going to revolutionize the way you do microbiology in your laboratory, and you’re absolutely going to love it."

Books for Tonga

After a tsunami destroyed untold numbers of books on tropical islands, Lions and others got to work. (p. 22)