Vehicles & Rides

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 […]


2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Randy Stern

Sam Smith, In The Lonely Hour Like most music lovers, I have been relegated to buying individual songs from iTunes rather than purchasing a full album. My reasoning has been the lack of real albums […]

2015 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ AWD

Ride Review: Chevrolet Traverse

Back in February, we witnessed something extraordinary in the history of television advertising. We saw ourselves. We had commercials featuring same-sex couples and as GLBT individuals. Commercials began airing presenting with us as a family […]


Ride Review: Mercedes-Benz S-Class

This is the greatest car ever made. You may argue otherwise, but consider how much this lofty title was earned by the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. It shifted the luxury market when luxury became too grandiose and […]

2015 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 HTrac sedan

Ride Review: 2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan

In the beginning…there was just the Excel. For almost three decades, Hyundai had its ups and downs. Yet, rising from its depths by 1998 was a determination to improve products and back each one with […]


Ride Review: 2014 Maserati Ghibli

We love fine Italian goods. Whether it is from Armani, Prada, Valentino, Gucci, or Ermenegildo Zegna, we look to Milan for the finest in fashion. We also want pieces from Natuzzi, Mobili, and Cassina to […]


Ride Review: 2015 Dodge Challenger

The Dodge Challenger is a legend. It is a car that melds the past, the present, and the future in one high-performance coupe. It reminds us of an era when horsepower mattered—an era that has returned […]

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