Vehicles & Rides


Ride Review: 2015 Dodge Charger

I will now stand corrected. In our year-end issue (issue 510), I mentioned a question posed by a friend on Facebook asking whether I found the car I wanted to buy. This was the same […]


How To Be a Young Financial Guru in 10 Not-So-Easy Steps

As a 24-year-old, who will be completing a master’s degree in three short months, I know a thing or two about how hard it can be to enter the dreaded “real world.” Our parents may […]

2015 Acura TLX

Ride Review: 2015 Acura TLX

Have you ever drove a vehicle that asked more questions than answered any of them? This was the quandary that set the tone of the arrival of the 2015 Acura TLX. The new premium mid-sized […]


Ride Review: Zipcar in The Twin Cities

Have you seen the price of gas, lately? At the onset of a new year, some communities across the U.S.A. are seeing something they have not seen in a very long time: Very low gas […]


Ride Review: 2015 Volkswagen Passat

A big sedan with a diesel engine: sounds familiar, does it not? It used to be that if you built a car with a diesel engine with the intent of giving everyone space, it would […]


Ride Review: 2015 Honda CR-V

What you are looking at is the best selling crossover/SUV in the USA. How did the Honda CR-V get there? Think about what Honda has been since making a splash with the Civic in 1972. […]

2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE AWD

Ride Review: Toyota RAV4

There is a lot of truth to current rise of the compact crossover/SUV. The momentum in this class is driven by meeting the customer’s needs. These are also laden with truths. Crossover/SUV customers are not […]


Ride Review: Randy’s Favorite Vehicles of 2014

Every year, I get the opportunity to drive a lot of vehicles. Some vehicles have been driven for around 15-20 minutes; others for as long as a week. In 2014, I averaged more than a […]


Lavender’s Top Print-Edition Stories of 2014

1. Q & A with Jaiyah Saelua, of “Next Goal Wins” by Nell Gelhaus Issue 493 April 17, 2014 Nell Gelhaus’ column, “Playing for the Other Team,” premiered in January 2014. In one of her […]


Lavender’s Top Online-Only Stories of 2014

1. Online Magazine Readers, whether local or from overseas, tune into the online edition of Lavender for a dynamic reading experience whether or not there’s a print edition available. 2. Big Gay News Culminating the […]

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