The Ten Commandments of Being a 21st Century Premium Luxury Auto Brand

On the 7th day the Lord did two things. He rested and he thought up his Ten Commandments that every luxury automaker now must follow because in order to truly rest the most powerful being in the Universe knew he would need a stretch Maybach with individual massage chairs, custom champagne glasses and a built in cooler.

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Provincetown Bear Week Travel Guide: What To Eat, Who To See, Where To Dance

Today’s special Bear Week travel guide is brought to you by writer, photographer, Provincetown know-it-all, and my husband, John d’Addario.  * * * * * Bear Week in Provincetown, Massachusetts is a lot like summer camp, only with more body…

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MINI Pitches To Pet-Owners With Its Adorable K-9 Showroom

We have four dogs. Not tiny, pocket-sized pups, though I like those guys, too. These are mostly pit bull mixes, with the biggest topping out around 120 pounds. The majority are deaf. I love them as much as I’ve loved any…

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Yes, Virginia, You Can Drive Away Without Getting Your Car Repaired

Has this ever happened to you? You take your car in for service — maybe you need new brake pads, maybe you’re in the market for more tires. Your mechanic comes back with a price that you and your Visa…


Light-Up Smiley Face On Your Rear Window: The End Of Road Rage Or The New ‘Baby On Board’?

No one likes “that guy” (or “that gal”). You know the one — the one who clearly sees the construction signs, the one who obviously understands the need to merge ASAP. And yet, he zooms along in the lane that’s about…

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Nissan Shares A New Graphic For Marriage Equality

In case you missed it, Nissan spoke out loudly and proudly in favor of Friday’s Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. In fact, in keeping with its A+ rating from HRC, Nissan issued not one, but two pro-marriage-equality statements — one…

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BMW, General Motors, Honda, Infiniti, Nissan, Subaru Cheer SCOTUS Marriage-Equality Ruling

Fiat Chrysler may have been first out of the gate, but several more automakers have sent us their comments on this morning’s historic Supreme Court ruling that brings marriage-equality to all 50 states: BMW As a global company that advocates…

FCA US employee resource group, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GALA),  gather around a specially wrapped Fiat 500X at the Motor City Pride parade on June 7, in Detroit

Fiat Chrysler Is The First Automaker To Applaud The SCOTUS Marriage-Equality Ruling

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is the first car company to respond to this morning’s hugely important Supreme Court decision guaranteeing marriage equality throughout the U.S. Here’s the statement in full, straight from FCA’s mouth: FCA US has a longstanding commitment to diversity…

International Rose Test Garden, Washington Park, Portland, Oregon

Fantasy Road Trip: San Francisco To Portland, Taking The Scenic Route, Day 4

And so we came to the last day of our four-day road trip. This was a different sort of day — one that took us back to well-traveled, densely populated areas of the country, and to get there, we had…


Thunderhead Software Wants Car Salesmen To Suck Their Beefy Pecs. Or Something.

Lots of companies sell products designed to improve customer relationships. In fact, there’s currently a boom in software that skims data from clients’ public profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Google, and elsewhere to show their likes, dislikes, personal relationships, and more. But none of those…