I don’t care if the Bolt is GM’s Tesla killer

The Chevrolet Bolt EV hit the scene hard at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, both for its great looks and its huge promises. The car is designed to give GM some much-needed eco cred and steal Tesla’s thunder in a hugely embarrassing way. If the production model delivers on GM’s narrative, then we’re going to … More I don’t care if the Bolt is GM’s Tesla killer

From the archives: Fender American Standard Precision Bass V

The years have not been kind to Fender. The infamously uneven quality control on the company’s US-made instruments has long prompted some players to claim that your best bet for a new Fender is a Japanese model. Now, I’ve played some very nice US Fenders. But still, a lot of other companies have been paying the … More From the archives: Fender American Standard Precision Bass V

Canada is dragging its ass on land and freshwater conservation

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society’s annual report is out, and the news is bad. There’s a lot of info in the report, but if we distil out the essence of it, what were left with is this: Canada is a signatory to the Aischi Targets outlined under 2010’s UN Convention on Biological Diversity. Aichi Target … More Canada is dragging its ass on land and freshwater conservation

Tailspin

Ready for your dose of black rage? Then check out How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti and Built Six Homes, the scathing June 3 joint ProPublica/NPR report on the American Red Cross’s failure to launch in Haiti after collecting a metric assload of money. You could Google it but, well, … More Tailspin