| Aug 28, 2013
I’m pleased to report (Detroit Free Press columnist and author) Mitch Albom had the day off Sunday and did not write anything about Elmore Leonard, which is a very good thing. They’d still be cleaning the brain explosion from the......
| May 17, 2013
Fans of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee will have to wait until the kids start summer vacation to buy one. Chrysler told The Detroit Free Press on Thursday that its midsize SUV, slated to hit dealers right about now, won't arrive......
| Apr 1, 2013
Consumers in 14 states have filed a class-action lawsuit against Ford over unintended acceleration in cars built between 2002 and 2010. The suit, which was filed in a West Virginia U.S. District Court on March 28, alleges that Ford models......
| Apr 22, 2013
On April 20, the 2013 Shanghai motor show kicked off. As The Detroit Free Press puts it, the event served up a high-decibel dosage of fashion, sports and music (oh, and cars) to some 10,000 journalists. More than 100 automakers......
| Oct 4, 2012
| 2:44 AM
Infiniti chose an odd time to go mainstream. The luxury brand made a name for itself with quirky crossovers like the predatory FX, but its new * * * 2013 JX 35 sticks to the straight and narrow like a plough horse in a field. The seven-passenger family...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 7:54 AM
Buick may have the New Year's first hit on its hands with the 2013 Encore, a mini-crossover that packs an extra-large serving of goodness into a pint-sized package.
Almost 20 inches shorter than a Chevrolet Equinox, the Encore is an early entrant into...
| Sep 22, 2012
Armed with advanced features and exceptional fuel economy, the 2013 Ram 1500 SLT 4x4 pickup is the first V6-powered full-size pickup that doesn't sneer "cheapskate" every time you start the engine.
The Ram 1500 is the artist formerly known as the...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 10:44 AM
She was walking down the street in Monrovia, Liberia, feeling angry.
Then she and her friends heard singing.
And it was gospel music.
And they followed the sound right into a church.
"It sounded like a Baptist church choir, just like home,"...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 5:27 AM
MILL RUN, Pa. - Masterpiece. Art. Perfection. Many fancy words and rapturous phrases have described Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous house.
It's all true. But what is also true is that I kept thinking, wow, this house is not childproof. A...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 7:07 AM
MIKADO, Mich. - One dumb camper - me - left a tent pole at home. No problem for Jim Miller, owner of Willow Winds. He cut the trunk of a young tamarack, bent it into an arc, sharpened each end and, voila! Nature's tent pole.
It's not that someone else...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:14 AM
NEAR WAGNER, Montana - The train rolls past distant hills - mountains, an easterner would call them. But it's just a tease. Out here is mostly prairie and thin wire fences and undulating gray moguls of land, mysterious for what lies beneath, all...