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2020 Mercedes CLA & AMG CLA 45: Road tested

BUFFALO, NY — We test drove the CLA 250, CLA 250 4Matic and AMG CLA 35. The five-seat Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is an entry-level subcompact luxury car with coupe-like styling. It has a standard 208-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission The Mercedes-Benz CLA, is an entry-level luxury sedan, that’s styled ...

Mazda MIata, MX-4, Auto Review, Car

Mazda’s 2019 MX-5 Grand Touring RF is insanely fun to drive

SEATTLE — Your looks, style, body curves and lines are a beauty to behold. The way you move me when going around corners – I feel completely connected to you, on a soul level. No, this isn’t a typical romance novel, it’s a romance with one of the last few, pure driving experiences out there. ...

Cheerful Chick, Children's Book, Review, Scholastic House, Brighid Moret

Cheerful Chick: A Children’s Scholastic House Book Review

WASHINGTON:  Everyone has had a dream. Some people pursue their dreams with encouragement, some have it shot down, and others persevere in the face of opposition. Cheerful Chick has a dream too, and she is determined to see it realized. Cheerful Chick is an enthusiastic, noisy chick. She is determined to cheer and make everyone ...

Road Tested: The compact, fun and bubbly 2018 Fiat 500L

SEATTLE — Compact, fun, bubbly; just a few adjectives that come to mind after driving the 2018 Fiat 500L. The “L” edition is quite a bit larger than the standard 500. You may remember the famous “Viagra” pill commercials for this car during the Superbowl, several years ago. Well, it’s not simply metaphor as the ...

Road Tested: 2018 Lexus LC500 and LC500h

SEATTLE, April 23, 2018 — To say that the LC500 is a car that Lexus had to make is to understate things. Sure, we’ve had the RC-F around for several years now and the LC500 does use the same engine. However, its level of refinement and styling sets it apart. The design language of the ...

2018 Toyota Camry XSE – Raises the bar in style and performance

For those of us who care about driving, the dynamics of the Camry have changed for the better, along with its great new aesthetics. Under the hood of the XSE is the potent 3.5-liter V6 that has an impressive 301 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque, easily making it the most power Camry ever made.

Darkest Hour: Churchill standing firm (a movie review)

This is a different kind of war film. Darkest Hour does not chronicle the contest between Churchill and his nemesis in Berlin but the internal struggle between Churchill and the holdovers from the previous government.

“The Greatest Showman”: a review

It is the life of P.T. Barnum that is the subject of the delightful film “The Greatest Showman,” starring Hugh Jackman as the mercurial 19th-century promoter.