| Aug 30, 2013
| 2:20 PM
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...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 11:28 AM
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...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Fiat's a newcomer to the U.S., but the Italian automaker has been doing several things well since it was founded 114 years ago:
Cramming lots of interior space into tiny cars.
Wringing spirited performance from small engines.
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:05 AM
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...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 5:05 AM
Cadillac reaches new heights with the 2014 Cadillac CTS luxury sedan.
The 2014 CTS is the third generation of the sport sedan that began Cadillac's renaissance. It has grown longer and more expensive to compete with midsize luxury sedans like the Audi...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:47 AM
Michigan prosecutors in the Renisha McBride shooting case, which is becoming the latest example of questions about race and guns, are reviewing whether to charge a white man who fatally shot McBride, a black woman who was reportedly seeking help after a...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 5:05 AM
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...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:32 PM
When is the athletic department going to stop scheduling these supposed creampuff schools for ostensible early-season scrimmage victories when the downside risk is being the "victim" of one of the greatest upsets in college football history? Michigan...
| Sep 20, 2013
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...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 8:01 PM
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...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 3:12 PM
Late last month, the Detroit Free Press ran a major article on a problem that seems unthinkable: the likelihood of the precious artworks in the Detroit Institute of the Arts being sold to help pay the crippling debts of the City of Detroit.
"It is an...