| Dec 21, 2009
Frank Brogan, chancellor of Florida's public universities, likes to describe the state's economy as a three-legged stool standing on the strength of tourism, agriculture and population growth.
But growth is no longer sturdy enough to bear the weight of...
| Dec 20, 2009
Call it the United Nations of crossovers.
The Sorento from South Korea is assembled at a plant in West Point, Ga., the first Kia produced in the U.S.
And depending on with whom the crossover might travel, the navigation system offers English, French and...
| Dec 27, 2009
Many years ago, a novelty was hidden in the bowels of the original McCormick Place for Chicago Auto Show visitors to find: a weird four-door Chevrolet Corvette. Even weirder is why anyone would do such a thing.
Still, someone cut the fiberglass body in...
| Dec 30, 2009
We've all had that sinking feeling, the "What was I thinking?" moment when we look at an old photo and can't believe we appeared in public looking that way.
As we start a new decade, let's take a look at some recent fashion and style trends — those...
| Jan 7, 2010
| 4:30 PM
Well, freeze my fanny.
Isn't this why you left Indiana? Or Illinois? Or New York? So you could brag in January to the suckers up North that you're basking in the balmy weather holding a fruity drink garnished with a miniature red umbrella?
I want a...
| Jan 12, 2010
| 7:40 PM
A column last week about a 35-year-old parka that has kept me toasty since I bought it as a teenager prompted readers to share their stories of old coats and dealing with frigid temperatures.
I shivered reading some of them. One reader described having...
| Jun 21, 2009
What better once-a-year salute to dads than a pair of once-in-a-lifetime machines: the Aston Martin DB9 Volante and the Rolls-Royce Phantom.
The 2009 DB9 Volante (convertible) tops $200,000 after options. The link to James Bond is standard.
After a test...
| Sep 2, 2009
| 2:24 PM
3.1 Phillip Lim Los Angeles
6 to 11 p.m.
631 N. Robertson Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Remember that Phillip Lim piece you almost bought a couple years ago? Now's your chance to grab it. The designer is re-imagining five signature pieces...
| Sep 29, 2009
Sunny Lynn of Hayes and Spotsylvania County, who was a child of the Great Depression and a teenager during the rationing of World War II, passes on some cryptic economic advice she received almost 60 years ago as a young bride: "The most expensive thing...
| Feb 20, 2009
| 9:59 AM
After losing their jobs, Greg and Gloria Christ drove through office parks, jotting down the names of potential employers. Eventually they tried a more direct route to getting work: a temporary-help agency.
"At this point in time, I think even if there...
| Mar 2, 2009
| 1:00 PM
What a charming story by Howard Rosenman about his lifelong obsession with Elizabeth Taylor. It was touching that he took the time to assist her grandson with his application to film school. But after all, Miss Taylor once hugged him to...