Blogs, Columns & Books
Blogs, Columns & Books
What happens when book editor Vince Noli discovers a brilliant book that could be his golden key to the Big Time – and it is written by a lawyer whose tortured body has just washed up on the shores of Lake Michigan? To what length will Vince go to guarantee his future – and at what moral cost?
In which your Humble Narrator and Hot-C, his intrepid partner in hot doggery, attempt to shed some light on the more dimly lit but extremely worthy hot dog joints the city has to offer, the out-of-the-way gems, the unexplored and unheralded single establishments, the garishly confident and sublime purveyors of encased meats that serve up a classic Chicago style hot dog.
Mark Andel has been writing newspaper columns since he began working as a newspaper reporter in Tennessee's Smoky Mountains in the early Nineties. For seven years afterward, he produced a weekly column for Chicago's Northwest Leader and North Loop News. Here is an archive of some of those columns.
Mark Andel's theater reviews that appeared in the Northwest Leader and Chicago's North Loop News.
Mark Andel's Bar and Restaurant Reviews published in Timeout Chicago Magazine
A sampling of newspaper beer and restaurant pieces published in the Chicago Tribune's Redeye and Metromix.
Healthcare and Science
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) hides in the liver and other tissues such as the spleen and gall bladder, and it mutates while hiding. It's an elusive, insidious and stealthy bug that sometimes takes years to make its presence known. And by that time, it may have caused serious liver damage.
It may be time for the pill-dispensing physician to step aside. Make room for the growing acceptance of holistic health care.
A "Working Mother of the Year" is Mara Roman, a busy, proactive Mom balancing a demanding career with the challenges facing her daughter with autism. A trampoline, a mini-spa hot tub and a nearby bubble machine. Are we on the deck of a cruise ship? Inside a newfangled discotheque? Not quite.
Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer Michael Severino participated as a guest panelist in a discussion on aging at the Financial Times U.S. Healthcare and Life Sciences Conference in New York City.
During Women’s History Month and every day, AbbVie values the contributions of women like 2014 Volwiler Society honoree, Senior Research Fellow Yi-Yin Ku.
The top ten most popular internal stories at the year-end of 2014.
For the first time, AbbVie presented an immunology medical research booth at European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Congress in Paris.
AbbVie supports the entry of biosimilars that have been shown, with robust evidence including clinical trials, to be as safe and efficacious as the originator biologic medicines.
It is estimated that 50 million tons of her cells have been produced in laboratories, enough to circle the equator three times. They have been used for gene mapping, to create vaccines for polio and Human Papilloma Virus, and have made inroads in AIDS research. Whose cells? They belonged to Henrietta Lacks.
At AbbVie, contributing to solve tough health challenges doesn't just happen in our labs and offices - it's also about how employees choose to give back.
An appeal to help build a mission church, using the example of San Lorenzo Church, where the bell tower came down and parishioners built wooden crosses from the rubble for donors to help rebuild.
A Kansas church was reduced to rubble when a tornado tore through town. Catholic Extension appealed to Catholics across the country to help them rebuild.
Celebrated author Mary Higgins Clark was first published in Extension Magazine. Now, Clark is happy to give something back to the source of her first publishing success. She has agreed to serve as honorary chair for EXTENSION's short story contest for Catholic high school students, as part of the magazine's centennial celebration.
An appeal to solicit donations to help pay for seminary for young men aspiring to become priest in mission parishes.
An appeal letter to encourage supporting Catholic missionaries.