Larry Printz Tribune News Service Published 10:53 PM EST Feb 13, 2019 The Cadillac stand at the North American International Auto Show last month neatly summarized Cadillac’s current product predicament, one that goes beyond how many crossover SUVs it sells. For 15 years, Cadillac has hoped that its V performance vehicles would join the hallowed ranks of BMW’s M Series and Mercedes-Benz AMG models. And it has succeeded admirably, producing cars that equal or beat the competition in performance, only to be shunned by consumers as Cadillac’s sales and reputation continues its long, painful slide into irrelevance, despite producing cars that out-German the Germans. And perhaps, that’s where the problem lies. The thought occurred to me after sampling the 2019 Cadillac CTS-V, the highly strung, high-performance version of Cadillac’s midsize luxury sedan. It’s not that the Cadillac CTS-V isn’t a superb performer; it is. With a rigid … [Read more...] about Review: CTS-V is superb performer, but is it superb Cadillac?
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Well, I've finally seen it. The things I do for my readers, the pain to which I subject myself by watching neuron-apotosing levels of pseudoscience, misinformation, and lies as antivaccine propaganda, in order to deconstruct them for your amusement and, I hope, education! Yes, I've finally seen Andrew Wakefield and Del Bigtree's "documentary" VAXXED: From Cover-up to Catastrophe. Now, having watched Wakefield and Bigtree's "masterpiece," I can quite confidently say that it's every bit as accurate and balanced a picture of vaccine benefits and risks as Eric Merola's two movies about the quack Stanislaw Burzynski and his Second Opinion: Laetrile at Sloan-Kettering are about cancer and cancer research, The Beautiful Truth is about the Gerson protocol for cancer, Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days is about diet and diabetes, Expelled! No Intelligence Allowed is about evolution, and The Greater Good is about...vaccines! Of course, based on what I knew of the story, saw of the VAXXED … [Read more...] about In which Andrew Wakefield and Del Bigtree’s antivaccine documentary VAXXED is reviewed…with Insolence!
CommentaryThursday, January 31, 2019 This piece was first published under the opinion section of the energy industry news site Utility Dive. Across America, devastating hurricanes, hellish wildfires, deadly heat waves and other disasters have brought the climate change crisis close to home. In response, more than 100 cities, counties and states – including the two largest, California and New York – have committed to use only renewable or zero-emissions sources for electricity by midcentury. Should the nation as a whole shoot for such an ambitious goal? Is it even possible for the entire U.S. to supply electricity reliably with 100 percent renewable energy sources? The bottom line: Yes. But the devil’s in the details, and the debate rages over how to get there. Pressing the issue are newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and hundreds of public interest groups supporting her proposed Green New Deal. In a letter to lawmakers on Capitol … [Read more...] about Is 100 Percent Renewable Energy for the U.S. Possible? Yes.
By Tom Long Special to The Detroit News Published 9:25 AM EST Jan 25, 2019 “The Guilty” is a nerve-wracking exercise in tension that also manages to reveal itself in layers, leaving assumptions dashed on the floor. One crime becomes another crime, right turns go wrong and a smothering sense of, yes, all-permeating guilt takes over everything. It's a film where most actions — good, bad and misconstrued — take place in the audience's imagination. On screen there's only one man, really, and the voices communicating — or miscommunicating — with him over the telephone. That one man is Asger Holm (the resolutely human Jakob Cedegren), a Danish police officer answering emergency calls alongside fellow officers in a soulless office. Early on it's established that this isn't exactly Holm's dream job — he's serving penance for some action gone wrong on the street. He's near the end of his shift and tired of talking to drunks who've fallen off … [Read more...] about Movie review: Tension crackles in complex thriller ‘The Guilty’
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Dave Barry December 30, 2018 We can summarize 2018 in two words: It boofed. We’re not 100 percent sure what “boofing” is, despite the fact that this very issue was discussed in a hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. All we know for certain about boofing is that it is distasteful and stupid. As was 2018. In spades. What made this year so awful? We could list many factors, including natural disasters, man-made atrocities, the utter depravity of our national political discourse, and the loss of Aretha Franklin. Instead, we’ll cite one event that, while minor, epitomizes 2018: the debut of Dr. Pimple Popper. This is a cable-TV reality show featuring high-definition slo-mo close-up videos of a California dermatologist performing seriously disgusting procedures on individuals with zits the size of mature cantaloupes. You might ask, … [Read more...] about Dave Barry’s year in review: Good riddance to 2018!