Randy Stern Posts


Ride Review: 2015.5 Volvo S60

Why do we love Volvos so much? The first reason would be the company’s commitment to occupant safety and structural rigidity. Older Volvos were boxy for a reason: strong roofs, built-in crumple zones, and durable […]

2015 Lincoln Navigator

Ride Review: 2015 Lincoln Navigator

A luxury vehicle used to be measured by its size. That was until the end of the 1970s. Gas crises and emissions controls forced luxury car makers to consider building smaller, more efficient and cleaner […]

2015 Kia Sedona SX-L (Limited)

Ride Review: 2015 Kia Sedona

At Lavender, we are presented with a lot of different vehicles to write about in our Ride Review. In the course of going through these vehicles, we find that you drive a wide variety of […]

2015 Lexus NX 200t F Sport

Ride Review: 2015 Lexus NX

In the state of Minnesota, over 60 percent of all automobiles sales in 2014 were of trucks, SUVs and crossovers. That is actually the highest percentage in the country. Minnesota’s neighboring states were not too […]


Stephen Rhodes: Out Racing For Equality

With the increasing number of athletes coming out (especially in the past year) you might not have seen this one coming. Stephen Rhodes came out as he was trying to get back into NASCAR’s Camping […]


Ride Review: 2015 Maserati Quattroporte

It is true what they say about a Maserati. The echo from the exhaust tells a story that is 100 years old. From the first championship racing cars to some of the most alluring road […]


Our Rides, Our Lives: A Brief History of Our Community’s Relationship with The Automobile

The rioters at the Stonewall Inn in the West Village grew tired of the police and their tactics that night. The New York Police Department were paid protection money by establishments catering to GLBT patrons […]


Selling With Pride: Auto Retailers Serving Our Community

We, as consumers, are very particular about where we shop. As GLBT consumers, that entails patronizing places that welcome us in. If a company or retailer is known to be GLBT-friendly – based on the […]

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

Ride Review: 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

If one vehicle is responsible for the current state of the Sports Utility market – it is this one. A long time ago, Jeep boasted that it wrote the book on four-wheel drive vehicles. It […]


Ride Review: 2015 Toyota Camry

Before I get into this “Ride Review,” I want to start off with recalling a conversation I had recently. I was meeting with our Managing Editor, Andy Lien, when she complimented the car you see […]

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