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  • Lexus IS 250 F Sport is prettier than it is powerful

    Lexus IS 250 F Sport is prettier than it is powerful
    For Halloween this year, I'm going as a 2014 Lexus IS 250 F Sport AWD. The new sedan looks fast and powerful, but the sporty costume makes promises its drivetrain can't keep. The all-wheel drive IS 250 F Sport that I tested had rakish styling and...
  • Chevy Corvette has major advantages over Chrysler's Viper

    Chevy Corvette has major advantages over Chrysler's Viper
    It's no shock that sales of Chrysler's new Viper are a fraction of Chevrolet Corvette's. The differences between Viper and 'Vette are profound, and they say a lot about conditions at Chrysler and General Motors when the companies developed America's top...
  • Edmunds.com tweaks its car-shopping website

    Edmunds.com tweaks its car-shopping website
    Edmunds.com, a website popular with car shoppers, is preparing a new home page and layout. I was recently directed to the site as a randomly chosen test subject. I hated it. Unlike most guinea pigs, though, I have the number for Edmunds' chief of...
  • 'Vette, Mustang, Cherokee fans, stop complaining already

    'Vette, Mustang, Cherokee fans, stop complaining already
    As new versions of the Chevrolet Corvette, Ford Mustang and Jeep Cherokee draw near, I've got a request for the vehicles' purists: Stop complaining that they're different from the old cars you revere. Close your eyes, count to 10, and get back to me after...
  • Corvette Stingray worthy of the legendary name

    Corvette Stingray worthy of the legendary name
    The way Chevrolet tells it, General Motors design chief Ed Welburn told his team the company "might" revive the Stingray name if they did a great job on the seventh-generation of the Corvette. It's a good story, and every time I heard it, my cynical...
  • Jeep Cherokee promises to be worth wait

    Jeep Cherokee promises to be worth wait
    Jeep customers are likely to love the Cherokee whenever the delayed SUV rolls into dealerships. Forget the hullabaloo about its unconventional grille and headlights, the new Cherokee offers plenty of goodies. The 3.2-liter V6 engine and nine-speed...
  • PASSINGS: Michael Baigent, Elliott Reid, John L. Dotson Jr.

    Michael Baigent Historical mysteries author sued publisher of 'Da Vinci Code' Michael Baigent, 65, a writer who gained attention for launching a lawsuit contending that "The Da Vinci Code" stole ideas from his book, died of a brain hemorrhage June...
  • Review: 'To the End of June' by Cris Beam

    Review: 'To the End of June' by Cris Beam
    In news reports of child abuse and foster care gone wrong, it is convenient — perhaps even a matter of mental self-preservation — to categorize the players into good and bad, evildoers and those who will deal with them. The latest unimaginable...
  • Detroit convict's bloody escape ends with pile of new charges

    Abraham Pearson made it out of jail, but he never made it out of Detroit. Pearson, 25, who was awaiting sentencing for carjacking, robbery and weapons convictions, is facing a new stack of felony charges after his jail escape spurred a 14-hour search...
  • Detroit serves as an imperfect cautionary tale

    Detroit serves as an imperfect cautionary tale
    I lived in Detroit for a summer once, in an apartment that was circled by the kind of barbed-wire fence you see around prisons. I wasn't sure if Detroit was being protected from me or the other way around. This was quite a long time ago, but Detroit's...
  • Jane Nebel Henson dies at 78; partner with Jim Henson in Muppets

    Jane Nebel Henson knew Kermit before he was the Frog, saw the Cookie Monster before he lost his "fiendish" teeth and was around for the pre-diva days of Miss Piggy. Henson, the wife and longtime artistic collaborator of legendary Muppets creator Jim...