Kit Kittredge: American Girl Or Capitalist Pawn? Is There A Difference?

It's hard out there for a living, breathing American girl. It's a morass of mixed messages, A.O. Scott points out in a Times think piece about Kit Kittredge, the Abigail Breslin-helmed American Girl doll-based movie coming out this week. "Who are you supposed to be, or to avoid becoming? A nerd? A ditz? A flirt? A… » 6/30/08 3:30pm 6/30/08 3:30pm

After This Week, We Never Want To Hear The Words "Manolo" or "Cosmo"…

Barbie Sales Flatten Worldwide — Are Bratz & Miss Bimbo To Blame?

Several financial news outlets are discussing Mattel's falling first-quarter results, and most place the blame squarely on the slim shoulders of a certain doll named Barbie. Barbie, which was introduced in 1959, is now first-runner-up for the under-12 set, in part because of competition from edgier,… » 4/22/08 9:30am 4/22/08 9:30am

New Game Encourages Young Girls To Embrace Their Inner "Bimbo"

There's a new game in England and France for girls ages 9 to 16, and it's so raunchy it makes Bratz dolls look positively Pollyanna-ish. Called "Miss Bimbo", the game is essentially an online competition in which each registered player is given a "Bimbo" all her own to take care of — sort of like those Tamagotchi » 3/25/08 9:40am 3/25/08 9:40am

Watch Out Christiane Amanpour: Here Comes Naomi Campbell

  • So that's what Naomi Campbell was doing in Venezuela: interviewing Hugo Chavez for British GQ. Now they're sending her to talk to Fidel Castro. Is this a fucking joke? And if not, does she realize the whole Latin American socialist alliance thing is like, kinda last season? [Vogue UK]
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