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Of Barbies, Bratz and Bimbos

Elizabeth Birch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Birch

We can do better than feed a continuous diet of dolls that celebrate eating disorders to our kids, and then wonder why they are expressing a desire to diet as early as third grade.

Beauty and the Vegetable

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christopher Brauchli

West Virginia is concerned with beauty and the European Union is concerned with ugly.

Cock Ring Ken: Dumping Western Consumer Products in Eastern Europe?

Scott Diel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Scott Diel

I imagine manufacturers' warehouses full of defective appliances awaiting shipment to Eastern Europe where many customers haven't yet a clue they're supposed to be king. Does this, in fact, happen?

New Rule: Bat Out Of Mattel

Bill Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bill Maher

A Letter to Barbie: Happy 50th Birthday.

Janice Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

I miss you, Barbie. I really do, and I apologize for abruptly packing you and Ken up into your dollhouse and selling you to the kid down the street for movie and gasoline money.

Younger Than Barbie, Older Than Barack

Chip Conley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chip Conley

Barack's Inaugural address basically told us it's time to grow up. I guess he was speaking to me and my classmates who've been "kids in the candy store" for most of our adult life.

My Brunch with Barbie

Nina Hartley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Nina Hartley

Who could have known we would both end up as Rorschach tests for changing notions of femininity, alternately blamed for everything from anorexia to promiscuity and hailed as icons of sexual liberation.

Barbie Doll Advertisements Through The Ages

The Big Money | By Amy Tennery and Win Rosenfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WATCH: ...

Barbie: Always A Bridesmaid, Never A Bride

Wendy Braitman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Wendy Braitman

Barbie will turn 50 on March 9. She has never married. Think about that for a minute. The ideal, American pin-up girl is a spinster.

Barbie In China: Mattel To Open Barbie Superstore In Shanghai | Emily Rauhala | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HONG KONG -- Tall, blond, impossibly large breasts. Barbie stands out anywhere, but in China, she really turns heads. And that, of course, is exactl...

Photos: The Step-By-Step Making Of Barbie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The doll is sold in 150 countries, has represented more than 50 nationalities and ethnicities. 'totally hair barbie' was released in 1992. the doll's ...

Barbie Designer Jack Ryan Exposed: New Book Details Sex Obsession

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Barbies just got a whole lot creepier thanks to revelations about the doll's designer Jack Ryan in Jerry Oppenheimer's new book "Toy Monster: The Big,...

Amy Poehler Launches New Web Show (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

SNL-veteran Amy Poehler recently launched a new web series called Smart Girls At The Party. Sponsored by Barbie, the show features Poehler as a 60 M...

Mattel Awarded $100M In Bratz Doll Copyright Lawsuit

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A federal jury awarded Mattel Inc. $100 million in damages Tuesday after a serious girl fight between the house of Barbie an...

Mattel: Bratz, Batman And... Beating GM?

Shop Talk | Brad Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Check out the fun and games at Mattel. The maker of Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels toy cars posted better-than expected quarterly earnings Friday. But ...

Bye-Bye, Barbie. Hello, Boobs.

Heather Cabot | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Heather Cabot


WATCH: Model Turns Self Into Real-Life Barbie

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

We were totally impressed when we saw Promise Tamang Phan, who, using only makeup, can turn herself into nearly any celebrity. But turning yourself in...