Barbie

12.1.16

This Artist Makes Fantastically Creepy Sculptures from Dismembered Toys

Freya Jobbins’ up-cycled artworks are challenging consumer culture and fine art aesthetics.

9.21.15

Say "Hello" to the World's First Interactive Barbie

"Ken, who is this 'Siri' you've been messaging?"

9.3.15

A Texas State Student Replaced Her Car with a Toy Barbie Jeep After Getting a DUI

"Basically, it was the best decision I've made in college yet."

2.23.15

Womenswear Designer Christian Cowan-Sanluis Has More to Offer Than the Selfie Hat

We met up with Christian shortly before his London Fashion Week presentation to talk about tacky influences and what it's like to be a rising star while you're still in the middle of your fashion degree.

2.20.15

My Eating Disorder Had Nothing to Do with Barbie or the Media

A lot of people with an eating disorder will find the idea that it's caused by Barbies or supermodels insulting and patronizing. It's a mental illness, not a bad case of vanity.

11.20.14

An Artist's New 'Normal Barbie' Doll Now Features Cellulite and Stretch Marks

Nickolay Lamm's Lammily doll features more realistic body proportions and less makeup than traditional Barbies. This week, Lamm came out with stickers that can give the dolls acne, bruises, and stretch marks.

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12.25.13

The Barbie Dream House Experience Is the Scariest Place on Earth

The Sawgrass Mills Mall is the second-biggest tourist attraction in Florida after Walt Disney World. Built in the shape of an alligator, the Everglades-themed outlet shopping just happens to be home to the dizzying and terrifying life-size Barbie doll...

7.24.13

Dear Mattel, Here Is How to Make a Goth Doll

Monster High dolls are currently one of the best-selling dolls in the world. They are like Barbie’s Goth cousin—the one who buys black and white Argyle sweaters at Hot Topic and sits in the cemetery rolling her eyes in disgust at the thought of blonde...

7.18.13

The Space Barbie Fashion Shoot

Hey Space Barbie, what's goin' on? You hangin' out with your giant bugs? Cool, cool. What you got there—oh, it's a snake. Alright. Oh, two snakes? OK. Why don't you—yeah, put...

3.12.13

Meet the Bad Moms Club

Last summer, my mother created the Bad Moms Club. She goes to bars in South Beach and downtown Fort Lauderdale a few times a month to drink and dance with other single mothers. Like Destiny’s Child circa 1999, the club’s membership fluctuates, but two...

11.1.09

Vice Comics

Wore Jeans, Stayed Home

2.1.06

I'm Busted

On August 28, 1999, the Bureau of Prisons adopted the Ensign Amendment, putting in place statutory restrictions requiring return of commercially published information or material that is sexually explicit or features nudity.