Here Are the Stories Behind Three Famous Futuristic Cars in Film

In the mid-20th century, 2014 seemed so impossibly far off. Surely by then cars would no longer be driving on roads but instead ascending to the skies. But the unfortunate reality is — apart from a few prototypes very much in development — we have no flying cars, no coupes with metal appendages coming out of the…

On Driving in New York City

I live in New York, but I rarely drive here. In fact, I know very, very few people with a car here. It's a town reliant on other transportation — subways, taxi cabs, your own two feet. So driving was a treat and a challenge. Could I adopt a new transportation culture in my home city?

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​The Best Not-Quite-Sports Bars in NYC for Watching Sunday's Game

ICYMI, there's a big game/national ritual in the New York City area this Sunday. It's likely you're without tickets. There are plenty of down-and-dirty bars where you can swig watery beer and divide your attention among oddly angled big-screen TVs (assuming you've made the great call to skip the 40-person party held…

Surviving the Scandalous Awards Season in LA

Being in LA on the night of an awards show can feel a bit like being in Vatican City during a papal conclave. Streets shut down, banners flag buildings, and a fantasia of light bursts forth from where the trophies are distributed. The city's collective consciousness is focused on one thing — a parade of stars arriving…