2024 Toyota Prius XLE: Sleeker Every Year

2024 Toyota Prius XLE: Sleeker Every Year

The evolution of the Toyota Prius since being introduced in 1997 is the journey of consumer preference changes in car design. Starting out as the very first mass-produced hybrid vehicle and, to be candid, a dorky little sedan, the Prius has gone through multiple major...

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Game Review: Manage Goblins in “Boblin’s Rebellion”

Game Review: Manage Goblins in “Boblin’s Rebellion”

Boblin is a persistent little goblin and he's determined to kick out the evil dungeon overlords and their troll guardians and retake the dungeon! To do so he's assembling a ragtag army of rebellious goblins, some of whom are trained in specific skills while others are...

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Film Review: Bye-Bye North Korea in “Escape”

Film Review: Bye-Bye North Korea in “Escape”

Sergeant Lim Gyu-nam (Lee Je-hoon) has been a faithful soldier with the North Korean Army for the last decade, one of the DMZ guards who ensures that North Koreans don't slip through the border to South Korea. Except he's got a secret: He is desperate to leave the...

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2024 Buick Envista ST Sport Touring: A Hidden Gem

2024 Buick Envista ST Sport Touring: A Hidden Gem

A lot of people complain to me about the high cost of cars nowadays, and I get it. The average car I review is probably around $50,000, which is a lotta Samolians, however you slice it. Put 15% down, get a typical 6-year loan at the current rate and you're paying...

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Film Review: Engaging WWII Thriller “The Arctic Convoy”

Film Review: Engaging WWII Thriller “The Arctic Convoy”

The Norwegian Merchant Marine played a critical, if unheralded, part in World War II, transporting supplies to the Russians through dangerous German-controlled waters. These convoys were protected by the British Navy, but U-Boats and Luftwaffe bombers were an endless...

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2024 BMW i5 eDrive40 Sedan: Fun, Comfy, Beautiful

2024 BMW i5 eDrive40 Sedan: Fun, Comfy, Beautiful

Too many EVs on the road nowadays trade off engineering and functionality against comfort, leaving EV fans with fairly austere vehicles that replace a physical interface with the far cheaper touch panel. A few years ago, that was just the state of the automotive...

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Film Review: Violent Entertainments with “Arena Wars”

Film Review: Violent Entertainments with “Arena Wars”

It's the future and society is run by amoral rich white guys who head up large corporations. The poor and downtrodden accept the status quo because, in the style of ancient Rome, they are entertained by increasingly violent TV shows. Bread and circuses meet the near...

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The Rocky Mountain Driving Experience 2024: Day Two

The Rocky Mountain Driving Experience 2024: Day Two

Day one of the Rocky Mountain Driving Experience wrapped up with a delightful dinner, followed by me chilling out in my quite lovely room, watching some HBO, and falling asleep. Well, somewhat falling asleep. After dozens of trips to higher elevations (I live at 5200...

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The Rocky Mountain Driving Experience 2024: Day One

The Rocky Mountain Driving Experience 2024: Day One

I've been a member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press for quite a few years now. I fell into writing about cars many years ago thanks to Kia and the Dad 2.0 conference. Now I spend about 50% of my time behind the wheel of loaner cars rather than my own trusty...

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2024 Ford Ranger Supercrew XLT: The Good, The Bad

2024 Ford Ranger Supercrew XLT: The Good, The Bad

There's so much to like about the Ford Ranger you can immediately tell that it's made by a manufacturer that has been fine-tuning its truck and pickup design for decades. But... there's also a question that you'll ask yourself again and again as you experience the...

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2024 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab SV: The Fun Size Pickup

2024 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab SV: The Fun Size Pickup

I've always liked smaller pickup trucks, though most of what I see on the roads here in Colorado are the big half-ton or three-quarter-ton monsters that tower above all the SUVs and sedans on the street. Half the time it's one person in the truck and the back's so...

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