The Ford Mustang’s $2,368 price tag in 1964 made it affordable to the horde of baby boomers that were just reaching driving age or heading off to college. Photograph: Reuters/Ford Motor Company

It’s weird to be jealous of your car. But I am. Men look at my car with such naked lust, their eyes devouring the curves and chrome, that I oft(...)

Comedian Stephen Colbert, who describes himself as “an omnivore,” who loves everything from ‘A Man for All Seasons’ to ‘Jackass’. Photograph: Reuters/Jim Bourg

I don’t remember much about being on Stephen Colbert’s show. It all passed in a blur of fear. I remember him coming into the make-up room to remind(...)

‘Game of Thrones’: ‘After a marathon of three seasons of ‘Game’ and the beginning of the fourth, which started last night, I’m ready to forgo reality for fantasy.’

I’d been hoping to get the flu. I hadn’t had it in years, and there were so many television series I’d never seen – The Wire, Breaking Bad, Hou(...)

Governor of California Jerry Brown: “I don’t see anyone challenging [Hillary Clinton] at this point.” Photographer: Ken James/Bloomberg

Back in 1992, when he ran for president against Bill Clinton, Jerry Brown was remorseless in taking on “Slick Willie,” as he called him, and hi(...)

US President Barack Obama walks across the South Lawn of the White House. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

Scott Brown, the Republican who admitted he wore pink leather shorts on his first date with his wife-to-be, is back – and Democrats are scared (...)

A woman cries while meeting US president Barack Obama at the Coral Reef High School in Miami, Florida, last week. Photograph: Reuters/Yuri Gripas

If you can’t spell it, you can’t get it. President Barack Obama pulled a Quayle Thursday night at a White House performance by the women of sou(...)

Hillary Clinton: “She’s always on listening tours but is she hearing?” Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

By the time the Bushes and Clintons are finished they are going to make the Tudors and the Plantagenets look like pikers. Before these two fami(...)

I have long been opposed to gays marching in the St Patrick’s Day parade on Fifth Avenue. It isn’t because my father was a past national (...)

New Jersey governor Chris Christie speaks during a town hall meeting about Hurricane Sandy relief at a VFW hall in Port Monmouth last Thursday. The meeting was Christie’s first time speaking to New Jersey voters since the scandal involving abuse of power and the closing of access lanes at the George Washington Bridge erupted in early January. Photograph: Fred R Conrad/The New York Times

There’s nothing more amusing than a bully forced to be on his best behaviour. Chris Christie may be cutting back on his butter, but it wo(...)

French President François Hollande delivers a speech at the French Tech Hub in San Francisco, California, as part of his three-day state visit to the US. Photograph: EPA/Alain Jocard

Only the French could have an etiquette scandal. Let Americans get in a lather over peccadillos of state; the French are lamenting the state of(...)