ARTICLES BY Josh Harkinson

  • Creative ventures: Alex Andon, Ben Zulauf, Breck Yunits, Andrew Kitchell, and Erin Kitchell, from left, in their apartment-cum-business center. Credit: Peter DaSilva
    November 30, 2009
    A few days into his new position testing a cholesterol drug for a San Francisco biotech company, Alex Andon '06 realized that the job stank. It required him to liquefy cholesterol-laced human feces and parcel out the mix from beneath a hood that never seemed to keep out the smell. One day, a pipette he was using recoiled and hurtled a brown glob onto his jacket, inches from his mouth. "Almost the entire time, I wanted to get out of there," he says.
  • Meeting the people: Paul at Salem, New Hampshire, town hall meeting. Jocelyn Augustino/Redux
    June 1, 2008
     In the early 1960s, as most students at Duke Medical School learned about anatomy, and some of them free love, Ron Paul delved into Ayn Rand and Friedrich Hayek, reading their paeans to the then-unfashionable free market. By 1971, Paul, who received his M.D.
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