The British Special Air Services were a rogue military unit formed in North Africa during World War II. Ben Macintyre has an excellent book on the history of the SAS that's also been made into a fantastic and gritty BBC series, the former called "Rogue Heroes" and the...
Four years ago the Chinese film industry released one of its first big budget sci-fi thrillers, The Wandering Earth, to great acclaim and strong global box office results. When I reviewed it back in 2019, I found it interesting and exciting, partially because of its...
In the early days, pickup trucks were sold bare bones, intended to be work vehicles more than family transportation. They were also inexpensive too, offering people who couldn't afford a fancy sedan or station wagon an alternative. I remember in high school that one...
It was just a few years after the end of World War II and color had only just arrived in the science fiction genre a few years earlier with the science-heavy Destination Moon (1950). Director and production genius William Cameron Menzies was engrossed by a short...
Jeep has come a long way from its original vehicle, the Willys MB, a tough and durable car for wartime. Sold to the US Army in the 1940s, the Jeep 4x4 became one of the enduring symbols of World War II, and the first commercial Jeep, the CJ, was introduced immediately...
The 2001 sci-fi film A.I. - Artificial Intelligence explores a mythic and timeless tale of a mechanical child that joins a family beset by a terrible tragedy. Haley Joel Osment is "David", a startlingly realistic robot who seeks to assuage the pain of his human...
The compact SUV space is hot, and there are a lot of great options for today's car buyers, from the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 to the Mazda CX-5. In the Chevrolet lineup, the compact but roomy Chevy Equinox offers yet another solid option, though whether it's truly...
Anyone who's owned a pet knows that they have a psychic ability to detect when you're heading to the vet and suddenly be scarce or need to go outside for an extended period. With cats, it's even more fun because you need to get them into a cat carrier so they're safe...
One benefit of being a car writer is that I get to spend lots more time behind the wheel of various vehicles than a regular Joe. When I decided to trade in my Toyota Highlander a few years ago, I leveraged that experience to choose what has proven a really great...
Humanity has split into four tribes based on the four elements: Earth, Fire, Air, and Water. A small group of people in each tribe, called "benders", have the ability to manipulate a specific element. A firebender can command fire, a waterbender controls water, and so...
Most of us know a self-proclaimed "foodie" who is not just excited about food, preparation, authenticity, and ingredients but is also impressed with their own knowledge and quick to share their insights with everyone else. We say "this is a nice wine" but they say...
Honda has been selling rugged, off-road vehicles for decades and its Passport is one of the most popular Honda vehicles with a young, male demographic. It's clear that the vehicle is intended to take on the Toyota 4Runner head-to-head and much of the Honda marketing...
Hear the name "Pinocchio" and you undoubtedly think about the 1940 Disney version, with Pleasure Island and our hero trying to avoid turning into a jackass as a consequence of his selfish behaviors. The original story, however, was published back in 1881 by Carlo...
There's something enjoyable about having a board game with tons of miniatures and a complex board to set up, and many modern board gamers love titles like Gloomhaven, Twilight Imperium, or Railways of the World because of the immersive nature of having a 4'x8' table...
I've spent the last week driving a Graphite Shadow 2023 Infiniti QX50 Sport AWD and while I found it a comfortable, enjoyable ride, it was also rather forgettable. Perhaps it's a problem with comparing hundreds of cars over time; they start to blur together. Pick a...
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