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Lonely Car

Candy-O

I was a big fan. I still think “Best Friend’s Girl” is one of the greatest songs of the decade.

The Mystery of Ric Ocasek: ‘He Tried for Happiness, But Underneath Was a Lot of Pain’

The New Wave icon was always an enigmatic presence, and the cool detachment that fueled his hits with Cars came from a very real sense of aloneness.

Hudge and Gudge

Disgusting.

Using lobbying, the revolving door and “dark pattern” customer tricks, Intuit fended off the government’s attempts to make tax filing free and easy, and created its multi-billion-dollar franchise.

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America’s best haunted houses. I don’t care for slasher movies. Horror movies are alright. I really like haunted houses, as long as they’re urbane. I don’t like people jumping out at me in the dark.

Erebus (Pontiac, Michigan): Erebus bills itself as a “four-story tower of terror.” It’s a half-mile walk filled with zombies, monsters and a time-travel experiment gone terribly wrong. Erebus is just outside Detroit.