The wickedly fast, ridiculously expensive, please don’t call them sedans even though they’re totally sedans segment has blown up in recent years. “Four-door coupes” like the Audi S7, BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe and Porsche Panamera all fight for damn near $200,000 from your well-diversified portfolio. Mercedes has had an offering in this class—the CLS—for many years, but it wanted to introduce a more dedicated performance four-door grand tourer. Meet the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door. Just don’t call it a sedan. (Full Disclosure: Mercedes-AMG forced me to join them in Austin, eat some fine meals in a slick restaurant and a massive house in Westlake, drink a few bourbons, and drive their new car around the Texas Hill Country and around Circuit of The Americas. They also offered to put me up in a swanky hotel, but I like sleeping in my own bed when I get to do an assignment in my home city in the middle of my busy season. Also, through my independent … [Read more...] about The 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door Gives The Porsche Panamera A Run For Its Money
Scorpio is the eighth sign of the Zodiac and is also considered to be one of the water signs. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Merkur Scorpio rocks a V8, but does its price mean the seller is all wet? Froggy may have gone a courtin' miss mousey - uh huh - and wanted to slip her some tongue, But had he done so in yesterday's frog-like Qvale Mangusta she may have turned him down as fast as did the 68% of you who deemed it to be Crack Pipe. Not even its fancy-pants top could overcome the Olive Garden-ness of that odd-ball Italian. Advertisement One of the more memorable Simpsons characters, Hank Scorpio was an evil genius with ADHD, who also had a penchant for flamethrowers. Contrastingly, with the Merkur Scorpio, Ford was happy just to dominate the U.S. sales charts for hatchback executive saloons.That of course, at the time of its release was a category made up of. . . well, the Merkur Scorpio. Unfortunately, Americans like big hatchbacks about as much as they like burning bags of … [Read more...] about For $2,800, what’s your sign?
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a refreshing take at the luxury compact segment. It looks dashing—especially in CLA four-door coupe form—comes with fancy tech, drives well and it’s quite cheap too. But as a Canadian, I have to tell you, America, that you’re missing out on the best that is the Mercedes A-Class. You, who favor sedans and, perhaps ironically, SUVs shaped like big hatchbacks, have rejected the purity in design that is the Mercedes two-box design. Shame on you. Here’s the thing: Canada is still buying a significant amount of small hatchbacks and wagons. Heck, we buy all the hatchbacks, even the Nissan Micra. Chalk it up to our European heritage. Anyway, our love affair with these types of cars is still so relevant that Mercedes was able to justify a business case for bringing over an A-Class in its purest form: the five-door hatchback. I’m here to tell you Americans that you’re all deprived from a pretty respectable alternative … [Read more...] about The 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Hatchback Is Now a Solid GTI Rival
A world ravaged by climate change is hard to imagine—but that world could be in our future, unless we do a better job of imagining it now. So we’re lucky that some of our most talented authors have tackled the challenge of depicting an environmental apocalypse. There’s a whole genre of fiction taking on the literary world. Call it “climate fiction,” “eco-fiction,” or “cli-fi”—or don’t label it at all, if you prefer. This emerging genre features worlds like our own and futures not-too-distant, where a carbon-loaded atmosphere has caused the planet’s thermostat to go haywire, and societies are grappling with the consequences. Advertisement Here are seven novels that show the real terrifying prospect of climate change. The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade Books) Advertisement Unabashedly dystopian, Paolo Bacigalupi’s award-winning novel about an Earth ravaged by genetic engineering and global … [Read more...] about 7 Great Books That Show How Terrifying an Environmental Apocalypse Could Be
WeWork has an unsettling vision for disrupting education by prepping kids to become the next Zuckerberg before they start learning their times tables. And while it’s a hell of a lot better than anything Betsy DeVos could dream up, the company’s technocratic, seemingly Shark Tank-inspired take on Montessori makes me fear for my unborn children. This morning Fast Company and Bloomberg published articles announcing the new program WeGrow, which is the brain child of Rebekah Neumann, chief branding officer and a founding partner of WeWork. She was inspired to create her own educational system after she and her husband, WeWork CEO and fellow founding partner Adam Neumann, were disappointed with the elementary school options in New York and the West Coast for their “natural entrepreneurs.” Advertisement “These children come into the world, they are very evolved, they are very special,” Rebekah Neumann told Fast Company, explaining the realizations she … [Read more...] about WeWork Wants to Teach Kindergartners to Disrupt Shit Up