What happens when pioneer Kirsten, slavery escapee Addy, suffragette Samantha, that nerd Molly, and Kit (I am too old to know anything about her)—a.k.a the American Girls—come together to fight a well-known evil? Destruction, bloodshed, and, as always, a lesson in American history.
"This place is three floors? Oh my God," a wide-eyed dad let slip after taking a quick pic of his gleeful daughter. "Holy cow," he added a moment later, still unable to process what he'd gotten himself into. Clearly someone had not been properly prepared for the sublime majesty of the Fifth Avenue American Girl Place.
Sales of Barbie dolls are down 12% as parents ditch Barbie for more realistic, "full-figured" dolls—possibly due to the modern movement toward not hating yourself. Success! The only problem is, the most popular alternatives to Barbie are either extremely expensive gingham extortion rackets (American Girls) or…
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…
To tie in with the Met's upcoming Costume Intitute show, Vogue produced an editorial (allegedly) offering modern takes on classic American fashion. Vogue calls them "historic archetypes of our national style." We call them reductive stereotypes of bygone ages.
For those of you who aren't familiar with the New York Post's Andrea Peyser, she is a very furious person who, today, turned the force of her rage on the latest American Girl Doll - a topical doll:
Like a sorority girl who has stayed too long at the kegger, Barbie's stock continues to drop.
- R.I.P. American Girls original, Samantha Parkington. May you rest in peace with the other overpriced, historically accurate plastic toys in the sky.
- Another American icon on the decline: Hugh Hefner's bunnies and balls are musty.
- Speaking of old balls, John McCain mocked women's health in an apocryphal argument against…