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PHOTOS: The Princess Becomes A Barbie

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 10.16.2011 | Style

As if Princess Charlene didn't have big enough shoes to fill, Mattel has gone and immortalized her legendary mother-in-law as a Barbie. Women's Wea...

Kicking Off Kindergarten With Confidence

Sharon Duke Estroff | Posted 10.11.2011 | Parents
Sharon Duke Estroff

Preparing a child for the first day of kindergarten is among the most bittersweet tasks of our parental careers.

Barbie Gets An Eco-Friendly Dream House

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 10.07.2011 | Green

With a collection of hot pink sports cars and her endless wardrobe, Barbie is a far cry from a sustainability role model. But now it looks like she...

Ken Was Apparently Ahead Of His Time

Posted 09.17.2011 | Comedy

We always suspected that Barbie and Ken's relationship was a sham, and unearthed evidence from the 1960s posted by Reddit user StephensonB seems to pr...

Hitler's Joy of Sex: Nazi Leader Reportedly Gave Blow-Up Dolls To Soldiers

Tara Kelly | Posted 04.17.2012 | Weird News

The French resistance and Allied bombers weren't the only threats that Hitler's Nazi soldiers faced in Paris during World War II. Turns out syphilis -...

Companies Like Mattel Are Still Pushing Sumatran Tigers to the Brink (VIDEO)

Philip Radford | Posted 08.10.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

Mattel's paper purchasing polices are weaker than Ken's plastic handshake. On Tuesday Greenpeace released a dossier of new evidence showing how Mattel is wrapping the world's most famous toy in rainforest destruction.

Barbie's Fairytale Interrupted by the Roar of a Thousand Chainsaws

Philip Radford | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

Right now, 'the world in which we live and play' is in trouble. For companies like Mattel, cute phrases aren't enough. They need strict rules to prevent rainforest destruction from contaminating their toys.

David Lohr

Barbie Accused Of Being a 'Serial Killer' | David Lohr | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

An environmental organization has accused Barbie, the world's most popular doll, of being a sadistic serial killer. According to Greenpeace, the 52...

Nokia Uses Dismembered Barbies To Pitch New Phone

The Huffington Post | Laura Stampler | Posted 08.03.2011 | Technology

What sells cell phones better than dismembered, dancing Barbie dolls? Using Lady Gaga as a spiritual guide, Nokia is using an edgy -- read: fright...

PHOTOS: Inside Plaza Athenee's Barbie Suite

Melanie Nayer | Posted 07.16.2011 | Travel
Melanie Nayer

This August, Hotel Plaza Athenee is offering Barbie fanatics a chance to stay in the Barbie suite and live our their Barbie fantasies. But it's not only the girls that get to have fun.

The Scary Reality Of A Real-Life Barbie Doll

Galia Slayen | Posted 06.08.2011 | College
Galia Slayen

Some people have skeletons in their closet. I have an enormous Barbie in mine.

The White House Project: Making Women's Leadership A Social Norm

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

The White House Project, a non-profit organization, aims to advance women's leadership in all communities and sectors.

Bieber And Barbie: Future Architects? | Jonathan Glancey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Will there be such a thing as an architect in 2025? The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) isn't too sure. This week, its think tank, Buildi...

Drowning Barbie

Christal Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Christal Smith

Artist Daena Title plays with Barbies. Unlike Barbie's key demographic, she is not a young girl trying on new outfits or setting up yet another date with Ken.

Ken Carson Celebrates his 50th!

Cator Sparks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Cator Sparks

Yes, that Ken, as in Barbie's boyfriend. For his big birthday, Mattel went all out to celebrate at the swanky auction house with live Ken model's wearing looks by the coolest menswear designers of the moment.

Barbie, American Girl Drive Mattel's Holiday Win

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT (By Ben Klayman) - Mattel Inc, the No. 1 toy company, staked its claim as the winner of the holiday shopping season as strong demand for its ...

Drown the Dolls: Daena Title at Koplin Del Rio

Patricia Ciaffa Peyser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Patricia Ciaffa Peyser

2011-01-11-barbie.jpgBarbie's slight form carries five decades of heavy cultural associations on its diminutive shoulders. In Drown the Dolls, Daena Title mines that iconic ground for fresh and provocative meaning.

Dolls: A Christmas Shopping Report from the Field

Kate Fridkis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kate Fridkis

Almost every doll she saw was blond. A few were brunettes, and even fewer could be identified as anything other than Caucasian. The ones that weren't babies looked like they were about to go clubbing.

Barbie, Pink Diamond Necklace Combo For Sale

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — Big girls will love this Barbie. The curvaceous, custom-designed doll is donning a necklace featuring a 1-carat pink diamond. She's ...

Christmas Toys That Suck

Julianna W. Miner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Julianna W. Miner

If glitter is the herpes of crafting supplies, Moon Sand is the chlamydia of Play Doh substitutes. And the best part about this particular toy? IT LOOKS LIKE FOOD. And yet, it is not food.

NAILED: Mexico Captures Alleged Drug Lord 'The Barbie'

AP | MARK STEVENSON and PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — A former Texas high school football player and petty street dealer who allegedly rose to become one of Mexico's most savage assass...

Highlights This Week: Survival Of The Fittest

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The Arts page this week took you from spooky, abandoned architecture on Design Thursday to Barbie's jewelry upgrade and from Annenberg Space for Photo...

Iconic Beauty With a Twist: The Doll Collection

Janice Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Janice Taylor

Heather Swanson revisits her love of portraying iconic images of beauty with a twist in The Doll Collection, which will feature a group of ten diverse, strong women all immortalized as living dolls.

WATCH: BLOG WATCH> World's Most Expensive Barbie Demystified On WNYC

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Ah, yes, the breast cancer donation, the savviest of all humanitarian contributions. How many marketing meetings have ended with just such a plan to w...

Everything You Wanted to Know About Barbie But Were Afraid to Ask

Monica Edinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Monica Edinger

Dolls. These real-life avatars can charm, creep, and fascinate. Perhaps no more so than Barbie. Born in the 60s, reviled by many in the 70s, this to...