Bad-Ass 10-Year-Old Launches Petition for Disabled American Girl Doll

One of the biggest American Girl products these days isn't the historical dolls, or even the "My American Girl" just-like-me models. Nowadays, many kids beg for the Girl of the Year, limited-edition dolls like 2013's Saige, a painter and horseback rider "whose passions inspires action." » 12/30/13 6:30pm 12/30/13 6:30pm

Bonnie McKee Still Trying to Make Bonnie McKee Happen

There's no way to know what's going on at Bonnie McKee Becomes a Pop Star Headquarters, but it's probably fair to speculate that her plan to become a star this summer didn't go exactly the way she wanted. Despite her history of writing number one's for other performers, McKee's song "American Girl" never got higher » 10/17/13 4:20pm 10/17/13 4:20pm

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 2:00pm 7/26/13 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 11:45am 12/23/12 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 11:40am 10/28/11 11:40am