The Pleasant, but Unsporty 2023 Infiniti QX50 Sport AWD

The Pleasant, but Unsporty 2023 Infiniti QX50 Sport AWD

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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Film Review: Exciting and Epic “Wakanda Forever”

Film Review: Exciting and Epic “Wakanda Forever”

The 2018 film Black Panther was a tremendous success, far beyond what people expected. The film introduced most filmgoers to Wakanda, a technologically advanced nation hidden in Africa, and created a star out of Chadwick Boseman, who played T'Challa, King of Wakanda,...

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2022 Toyota Corolla Cross – Is It The Toyotabaru?

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross – Is It The Toyotabaru?

Most car writers have a preference for big, fast, expensive vehicles, and I get it. There's something about the design and drive experience of a $100K+ vehicle that is pretty delightful. And those admiring looks you get from fellow auto enthusiasts aren't bad either....

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Luxurious and Sporty: 2022 Lexus NX 450h F-Sport

Luxurious and Sporty: 2022 Lexus NX 450h F-Sport

Imagine the early days of motorcars. Every manufacturer had a few different styles, but for the most part, each brand had its spot in the hierarchy of functional sedans to luxury motorcars, with many of those brands still around today. Manufacturers didn't tend to...

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Comfort and Speed with the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace S

Comfort and Speed with the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace S

Some car brands are iconic in the luxury and racing world. Ferarri, Lamborghini, Rolls Royce, Mercedes-Benz. And Jaguar. I've always admired the lines of a classic Jag and it's hard not to wax poetic about the XK line from the 1950s, absolutely iconic convertible...

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A Great Commuter Car: The 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV Premier

A Great Commuter Car: The 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV Premier

When I had the chance a few years ago to drive the 2020 Chevy Bolt, I really enjoyed it quite a bit, naming it one of my favorite cars. Here's my writeup if you want to get the full scoop: One of My Favorite Cars: The 2020 Chevy Bolt EV. The problem with the Bolt EV...

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Film Review: Dark, Off-Kilter Noir “Hinterland”

Film Review: Dark, Off-Kilter Noir “Hinterland”

One of the tools in a filmmaker's kit is perspective. While almost all shots are square, straight-on, and eye-level, there's a lot that can be conveyed by camera height (think of the wonderful down shot at the opening of North by Northwest) or by using a distorting or...

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Blazing My Trail in the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab AT4X

Blazing My Trail in the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab AT4X

We've come a long way from the days when pickup trucks were utilitarian work vehicles with minimal comforts, driven by people who needed them for work or couldn't afford a car. There's no better demonstration of this evolution than the beautiful 2022 GMC Sierra 1500...

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