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Astoria Characters: The Man About Town

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Demey Partridge, the larger-than-life owner of Partridge Realty, stands out in a crowd. He's towering tall (6-foot-2), dark and gregarious, a born bon vivant.

Road Test -- 2010 Buick LaCrosse

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

LaCrosse is a car which could make the quality argument for consumers and the money argument for GM to keep the Buick division right where it is.

Geneva Motor Coolest New Cars (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The 80th Geneva Motor Show, Europe's only annual auto exhibition, opened to the public today. At this year's show, 250 exhibitors from 30 countrie...

GM's February Sales Up Big, Rising 11.5 Percent

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN and DAN STRUMPF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — Automakers plowed through a snowy February to better-than-expected sales, and new incentives led by beleaguered Toyota will keep the m...

Tiger Woods Claim Spurs Escalade Recall!

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Tom Gregory

"Once we heard Tiger's claim 'My wife never attacked me' said a GM spokesperson, "it was obvious that the vehicle itself must be at fault. Sports celebrities are attracted to Cadillac Escalades like magnets, and apparently so are golf clubs."

Tiger Woods Exclusive: William Blake Rewrites a Famous Poem

James Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
James Heffernan

Just after reading the latest story about a famous golfer whose behind-the-wheel driving has turned out to be not quite up to par, I had a dream in which William Blake appeared to me and dictated the following.

GM's "60-day Buy Back" plan - more gimmicks or smart sales move?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Another "Hail Mary" from GM? Or the real thing? Starting today and running through November, General Motors is offering buyers of their Core Four bra...

Live from the Toronto Film Festival: Day 1

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Toronto International Film Festival suffers from its own success. There are too many damned commercials before the start of each film.

Why Can't the Boomers Just Shut Up About Woodstock?

Nathan Hegedus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nathan Hegedus

Unless you were backing up Janis Joplin in a secret jam session, or at least at, you know, actually at Woodstock, please, shut up.

How to Fix the U.S. Auto Industry

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andy Ostroy

Disappearing ingenuity, poor design and dreadful marketing is to blame for Detroit's troubles, not the poor schlep who toils on the assembly-line for eight hours a day.

Tell Bob Lutz What GM Must Do Now

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

GM doesn't have the kind of partnership and help which Chrysler will be getting from Fiat and Washington is on-hand only to protect the public's huge investment in the company.

What!?! Bob Lutz back at GM!

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Is it possible for a 77-year old to do a complete 180-degree turn from his life experience and philosophy? After all, among Lutz's major claims to fame are green-lighting the Dodge Viper and the Plymouth Prowler faux hot rod.

GM Must Cut Buick, GMC Now

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

General Motors must drop their Buick and GMC divisions. And do it now. The number of people already put out of work by the Amazingly-Shrinking Genera...

Report: Pontiac Dies on Monday

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Pontiac was chosen as the "easiest" to kill since it was cut from GM's self-defined herd of four "core brands," Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC and Buick.

Cadillac Volt Rumored To Be Available In 2011 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Motor Trend, citing an unnamed "well-placed source," says GM brass have approved the project and want it on the road by the end of 2011, assuming the ...

After the Golden Age, Can Car Design Go Green?

Matthew DeBord | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Matthew DeBord

In fact, the urgent demand to do something about global warming may bring about a second Golden Age in auto design.

Why Ayn Rand Does Not Matter (and Viola Spolin Does)

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mike Bonifer

Viola Spolin's improvisation is a way for individuals to participate fully and authentically in the solving of problems.

GM Closes High-Performance Division, and Some Muscle Car and Racing History

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

In yet another sign of these perilous automotive times, GM has closed its High Performance Vehicle Operations unit.

GM, Chrysler Want Billions More

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Incidentally, GM got another $4 billion Tuesday after turning in their plan. Were you ever rewarded that much just for doing your homework?

Mr. Obama's New Wheels -- First Official Look

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

I never liked the look of the Bush limo. It was too massive and appeared to be a truck that had started out as a tank. Obama's new limo looks more like an actual car, albeit a very big and heavy one.

Cadillac One: President Obama's New Limousine Officially Unveiled (SLIDESHOW)

HuffPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

It's been reported in the past that President Obama's new limousine will make its debut on inauguration day , but yesterday the Secret Service releas...

Cadillac Converj: An Electric Car Made For Obama?

EcoGeek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

EcoGeek's Hank Green went to the North American International Auto Show and found all kinds of good stuff. One of our favorites here at HuffPost is th...

Cadillac SRX Crossover: GM Introduces New Look

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

General Motors Corp., on a mission to expand its lineup to include more fuel-efficient offerings, will introduce a new Cadillac crossover at the Detro...

"Detroit Three's Ten Most Significant Cars" -- 2008 and Beyond

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Since every automotive enthusiast publication runs some sort of "Best of" list, I'm listing those I think are Detroit's "Most Significant" for 2008 and 2009, and some early available news on 2010 models.

GM's Own "Heritage Collection" Is Now Up for Sale

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

GM is selling off, one-by-one, piece-by-piece, memory-by-memory, the GM Heritage Collection. Finding out felt like I'd taken a punch to the gut.