• 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.
    Breaking News
  • 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
    movie & TV
  • 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.
  • Search More