Wed, 10 Oct 2018 07:03
Barbie deployed to close 'Dream Gap' for young girls
Over the years, Barbie has taken on many roles: beach beauty, scientist, even president of the United States. And now, she will work to help young girls close the so-called "Dream Gap."
Thu, 26 Jul 2018 06:45
Slumping Barbie-maker Mattel to cut 2,200 jobs
Slumping US toymaker Mattel announced Wednesday it will cut 2,200 jobs after reporting another steep loss in the second quarter, sending shares sharply lower.
Fri, 09 Mar 2018 08:50
Row erupts over new Frida Kahlo Barbie
The new Frida Kahlo Barbie raised eyebrows, and indeed unibrows, from the moment it was announced.
Thu, 01 Feb 2018 01:00
Sheer genius, barbie pink and mixed messages
As Paris haute couture week ends, we look at the five things we learned from the elite fashion extravaganza
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:34
Mattel Indonesia to introduce batik-wearing Barbie
Mattel is set to launch an Indonesian version of its iconic Barbie toy, with the famous doll wearing the country's signature batik clothing.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 01:00
A plus-size challenge to S Korea’s beauty ‘norm’
In a country with beauty ideals that pre-makeover Barbie would struggle to meet, South Korean plus-size model Vivian Geeyang Kim is facing down online trolls in her defiant campaign to persuade curvy women they have nothing to be ashamed of.
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 01:00
BREAKING the mould
Move over Barbie: How a black South African doll is delighting kids with her imitable style
Thu, 01 Aug 2013 00:00
Operas we haven't seen
Bangkok's festival surprises with "Les Contes D'Hoffmann" and "Il Barbiere Di Siviglia"
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 00:00
Tang Wei is no Barbie
The Chinese actress from Ang Lee's 'Lust, Caution' finds her own level
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Sun, 17 Mar 2013 00:00
Barbie meets 'The Birds'
German exhibition shows the many styles and colours of the iconic doll
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 00:00
Sumanee ensures her lasting legacy
That's not Barbie on the cover of the English-language 2 magazine, but millionaire socialite Sumanee Gunakasem, who despite her youthful, doll-like appearance is in her 70s.
Tue, 27 Nov 2012 00:00
Debate reveals all that's wrong in Thai politics
At yesterday's censure debate, Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva was seen as a Ken doll and likewise Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was Barbie, as the two took turns to demonstrate democracy at work.