April 18, 2013 |
In the end, it was a very close call, but the less-expensive and longer-ranged 2013 Nissan Leaf edged out a best-ever field of competitors to win top honors on Kelley Blue Book's newest 10 best "green" cars list. "We went round and around on which car would be No. 1," Jack Nerad, KBB's executive editorial director and executive market analyst, said in an interview. "It was a very difficult choice," Nerad said of the decision to put the Leaf just ahead of the Tesla Model S sedan, which came in at No. 2. PHOTOS: Kelley Blue Book's top 10 'green' cars for 2013 "We went with the Leaf because it was so much improved, with a lower price and better battery range," Nerad said.
March 25, 2013 |
Honda and Porsche dominated the 2013 Kelley Blue Book image awards, but Ford, Chrysler and Buick also earned top honors. The awards represent consumer views during a year's worth of visits to the Kelley Blue Book website, Chintain Talati, senior director of public relations for Kelley Blue Book, said in an interview. Talati added that the results represent the opinions of about 12,000 "in-market car shoppers who were visiting the website for research. " The awards cover luxury, non-luxury and truck brands.
February 5, 2013 |
Kelley Blue Book has announced the winners of its 2013 analysis of the cars, sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks that have the lowest projected cost of ownership over the next five years. Kelley says its analysis includes factors that go beyond depreciation and fuel costs and include "finance and insurance fees, maintenance and repair costs, and state fees for new models. " Consumers should note that “cost to own” says nothing about whether the vehicles are reliable or drive well.
February 4, 2013 |
"Monday Mornings," a medical drama premiering Monday night on TNT, brings TV producer and writer David E. Kelley ("Ally McBeal," "Boston Legal") together with neurosurgeon and media personality Dr. Sanjay Gupta, whose 2012 hospital-life novel is its basis. Life is full of surprises. The title refers to the "M&M" (for "morbidity and mortality") meetings where surgeons discuss the less successful moments of their recent work - patients dying, breaches of protocol, moments of insensitivity - albeit here they do not so much discuss as submit to a browbeating by their usually charming boss (Alfred Molina as Chelsea General chief of staff Harding Hooten)
February 2, 2013 |
Hot seats don't come much hotter than the one at center stage of TNT's new medical series "Monday Mornings. " Anchoring the drama are the morbidity and mortality forums in which doctors at fictional Chelsea General Hospital face-off against their colleagues as they justify their treatment of patients. The behind-closed-doors sessions are frequently brutal, as trauma surgeons, specialists and physicians are subjected to often-withering criticisms from their peers as they defend life-and-death decisions made under extreme pressure.
December 25, 2012 |
AMSTERDAM - You could almost hear Mike Kelley laughing. As journalists entered the Stedelijk Museum's new so-called bathtub building to hear director Ann Goldstein introduce a retrospective of Kelley's work, they were greeted by the mellifluous tones of the late Andy Williams from invisible speakers: " It's the most wonderful time of the year, with the kids jingle belling and everyone telling you 'Be of good cheer.' It's the most wonderful time of...