Tag Archives: Kia

Spares make way for nimbler solutions to the flat tire

by Jeongmae Choi WHAT’S HAPPENING In Korea and elsewhere, the full-size spare tire is becoming a thing of the past. Once considered essential, car manufacturers have come up with alternatives in order to increase gas mileage, cut costs and increase trunk space. Hyundai, Kia and Renault Samsung equip cars with a temporary tire, which is […]

ABC sitcoms go bicultural, ads and all

by Abelardo de la Pena Jr. WHAT’S HAPPENING Two must-watch ABC sitcoms in a SoCal bicultural midlifer household took on a bicultural turn themselves, commercials and all (Iconoculture observation, 11 May 2011). In Modern Family, Gloria, played by Sofia Vergara, gets her husband Jay to hear a business pitch from her friend Guillermo. Jay berates […]


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