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  • A fine pairing

    And guts. Jazz singers, maybe more than just about any other, need some serious courage to throw themselves into the spotlight and lay down those ...

  • Lady Brett Ashley’s musical prowess is showing

    That image will be skewed, of course, by the band she has gathered around her. This is no Victorian lady, cowed and restricted by society. There ...

  • Put this one on your play list

    At least, that’s the impression “i in team” leaves after a few listens. Maybe not a chat, really. A heart-to-heart. Friends sharing secrets and ...

  • Melding music and film

    Many of the pieces show a direct inspiration from the music MacPhail offered. Joel Heath's time lapse of ice breakup off the Belcher Islands in ...

  • Addiction

    It’s not like this is the first time. We were youngsters, then. Volkswagens, a Datsun 510, various and sundry others. No dolly wheels then, just ...

  • Digging a big emissions hole

    In case you missed it, the World’s Largest Car Company (according to CNN, which calculated its 2015 sales at a chart-topping 5.04 million ...

  • Don't knock the do-gooders

    I ask this in response to David Freiburger’s reaction to the news that Paris would ban all cars in certain sections of the city on Sept. ...

  • Are we the worst? Sure looks like it.

    Here are a couple of exhibits to support their argument, all of which occurred on the same day in the relatively narrow confines of my commute, ...

  • Hacking Back

    It turns out Wired magazine fans weren’t the only ones given a bit of a jolt by that news. Fiat-Chrysler, which had been involved in the hacking ...

  • It's complicated

    The story that reported the numbers on Aug. 17, (Traffic deaths up sharply in first 6 months of 2015; better economy, lower gas prices cited) ...