| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:54 AM
The North American International Auto Show in Detroit is America's annual celebration of the automobile. Manufacturers from all over the world display their latest products to the public, reveal new ones to the media, and show off concept cars to spark...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Washing dishes is the least fun part of any dinner party. Even if you have a dishwasher, the time it takes to rinse the plates, load and unload could be better spent downing a martini with friends.
A Swedish design firm called Tomorrow Machine has a...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Electronic dance music is here to stay. What was once dismissed as the disco of the '90s has evolved through technology and a host of talented, determined DJs into a genre of music with as many subcategories as rock 'n' roll. That rich variety was on full...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:28 PM
Andrew Paolini has motor oil in his veins.
It's not surprising, considering that the president of Beverly Hills Motorsport in Costa Mesa grew up in Ann Arbor, Mich., down the street from Bob Lutz, the former vice president of General Motors who often...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 3:36 PM
A million-dollar Ford built in Southern California. A concept convertible from Dutch brand Spyker. A wild -- even by Italian standards -- Lamborghini. These were some of the highlights from Friday's Quail Motorsports Gathering in Carmel, Calif.
| Aug 22, 2013
| 1:21 PM
One hundred and twenty years ago this summer — in 1893 — Rudolf Diesel fired up a single-cylinder engine attached to a flywheel. The contraption was fueled by peanut oil.
He must have been relieved as the engine sputtered to life because...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Name of restaurant: Scarpetta’s "8 UNTIL 8" Happy Hour. Monday through Saturday, 4-8 p.m.
Chef: A graduate of the Art Institute of New York City, Executive Chef Freddy Vargas first worked at Scarpetta (New York) in 2008.
| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:40 PM
NEW YORK -- Porsche Design shifted things into high gear this time around, forgoing the static presentation of the last several seasons and staging a full-blown runway format to showcase its men's and women's spring and summer 2014 collection.
| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Three million miles is six round-trips between the Earth and the moon. Or, for the more local travelers, it’s 537 schleps from Los Angeles to New York City and back.
It’s also the distance 74-year-old Irv Gordon has driven -- in a single...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 10:00 AM
If you stepped into any U.S. car in the first half of the 20th century, it’s likely the late Harley Earl directly or indirectly influenced its design. Now a well-heeled buyer will be able to step into one of his actual cars.
Mecum Auctions has...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 10:15 AM
The L.A. Auto Show, which opens to the public Friday, raises the curtain today on dozens of new models — new BMWs, a new Jaguar coupe, new Chevy pickups.
Today, our reporters will be tracking the latest auto show news and most exciting debuts....