A Peek Inside Instagram's Thriving Tween American Girl Doll Fandom 

The Internet is a giant mechanism for facilitating fandoms—no news there. And yet, it never ceases to amaze! For instance, were you aware that American Girl devotees are, as we speak, posting hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of lovingly composed shots of their dolls in various costumes on Instagram?
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Old American Girl Dolls Are Selling for Hundreds of Dollars on eBay

Of the five original American Girl dolls that gripped the hearts of millennial youth in the '80s and '90s, only two — Addy and Samantha — are still on sale through Pleasant Company. To fill this nostalgia void (and make some big bucks), opportunists have taken to eBay to sell their old American Girl Dolls for hundreds… »11/08/14 12:30pm11/08/14 12:30pm

Bonnie McKee and What It Takes to Make a Modern Female Pop Star

Earlier this week Bonnie McKee put out the video for her new single "American Girl." I can't remember how I saw it first because at this point, I've listened to the song so many times that any memories of anything I had before it came into my life have totally been erased. What I do remember is thinking, "Who the… »7/26/13 2:00pm7/26/13 2:00pm

The Weird and Amazing World of American Girl Doll Music Videos

A few weeks ago, an unsolicited American Girl Doll catalog arrived in my mailbox, featuring what I found to be fairly ground-breaking accessories: A hearing aid; an allergy-free lunch, a wheelchair. While researching how long these options had been around, I stumbled into a rabbit-hole-esque YouTube phenomenon: The… »12/23/12 11:45am12/23/12 11:45am

American Girl Book/Doll Cult Opens Membership To Boys

If you spent your childhood reading about the adventures of a spunky girl from America's past and longing for an overpriced doll, there's a good chance you're familiar with Valerie Tripp's work. The prolific American Girl writer penned all of the books in the Molly, Felicity, Josefina, and Kitt series, and half of the… »10/28/11 11:40am10/28/11 11:40am

Always-adorable Abigail Breslin has given a video interview to Premiere to promote her new movie, Ki

Always-adorable Abigail Breslin has given a video interview to Premiere to promote her new movie, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl. Apparently the preteen actress had her pick of the movie's wardrobe department but what did she choose to take home? The overalls. Young Hollywood: Keeping it real. [Premiere] »7/01/08 1:40pm7/01/08 1:40pm