| Jan 19, 2013
The 2013 Buick Verano turbo marks the latest step in Buick's journey from a hopelessly dull brand into one that consistently delivers unexpected fun, features and value.
The turbo adds muscle to the likable but leisurely Verano compact sedan. With...
| 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...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 6:12 AM
"Climate Change Could Destroy Glacier National Park" - recent headline
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - Lest you panic and picture Glacier National Park sprouting palm trees and reinventing itself as the Florida of northwest Montana, here's a big secret....
| Oct 10, 2012
| 2:30 PM
Alex Karras, an All-Pro defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions who later worked as a "Monday Night Football" co-host and parlayed his hulking strength into a Hollywood acting career, died Wednesday. He was 77.
Karras died at his Los Angeles home, his...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 4:28 PM
Stanford Ovshinsky was not a household name like Thomas Edison or Albert Einstein, but he was often compared to them, for good reason.
He invented the nickel-metal hydride battery, which has powered high-tech items such as cellphones, laptop computers...