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  • Dolled up or working, Barbie crushes girls' career dreams, study says

    In a psychology lab at Oregon State University, 37 girls ages 4 to 7 have finally demonstrated what feminists have long warned: that playing with Barbie dolls drives home cultural stereotypes about a woman's place and suppresses a little girl's career...
  • Weekend guide: Pink stilettos, Lamborghinis and Oompa Loompas!

    Weekend guide: Pink stilettos, Lamborghinis and Oompa Loompas!
    Longtime South Florida radio host Michael Yo is man enough to embrace the term “Glambassador,” and he wonders if other guys have what it takes to do what needs to be done this weekend. In high heels. Yo, the former Y100 wit who is now a...
  • Long wait in bitter cold, but kids get their presents

    Long wait in bitter cold, but kids get their presents
    People waited in line for as long as seven hours in wind chill readings as low as 19 degrees below zero to pick up donated toys for their children and grandchildren the morning of Christmas Eve. Academy Award-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson,...
  • Rubber duck, game of chess enter U.S. Toy Hall of Fame

    Rubber duck, game of chess enter U.S. Toy Hall of Fame
    The rubber duck and chess were selected for the U.S. National Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday. They were chosen from among 12 finalists including bubbles, Clue, Fisher-Price Little People, little green army men, Magic 8 Ball, My Little Pony, Nerf toys, Pac-...
  • Rainy day fun: Indoor playspaces

    Rainy day fun: Indoor playspaces
    Don't let a little inclimate weather keep your family cooped up. These indoor play spaces offer a perfect opportunity for the whole brood to get out and get moving.   Bubbles Academy Play tunnels and inflatables, development toys and soft foam...
  • Artwork inspired by Barbie dolls to be exhibited in Leesburg

    LEESBURG — People don't usually think of art when they think of the Barbie doll, but Amy Griffin did. When Griffin, executive director of the Leesburg Center for the Arts, had a collection of the pert and popular dolls donated for use in an...
  • How Lego earned the wrath of the 'gender-neutral toys' crowd

     How Lego earned the wrath of the 'gender-neutral toys' crowd
    There's a war against Legos. I know what you're thinking: How could anyone have a beef with those colorful, plastic toy bricks with which you can build cities, stage your own Bible stories or reenact the Trojan War, the Civil War or Star Wars? And hasn'...
  • A Boba Fett spin-off and the 45 greatest Star Wars characters

    A Boba Fett spin-off and the 45 greatest Star Wars characters
    Growing up with a brother 12 years my senior, it was tough finding things in common.  In 1997, he was interested in sports, girls and other things most high school boys are into. I was 9. I wasn't into sports at the time and girls were still seen as...
  • Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Groupie Doll a repeat winner

    Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Groupie Doll a repeat winner
    A favorite won the second Breeders' Cup race in a row as Groupie Doll was a repeat winner of the $1-million Filly and Mare Sprint on Saturday at Santa Anita. The 5-year-old mare took the lead on the far turn, extended it to two lengths entering the...
  • Local Voices North: March 27 edition

    Local Voices North: March 27 edition
    Letters to the editor from Niles and Evanston. The influence of dolls This is in response to "Barbie, Lammily and body images" (Perspective, March 13), by Virginia Postrel, a Bloomberg View columnist and the author of "The Power of Glamour." I had...
  • Worst toy of the year? Could iPotty be the winner?

    Worst toy of the year? Could iPotty be the winner?
    Voting for the annual "worst toy of the year" award is underway, an effort to highlight toys that are "oppressive and destructive" to children. On this year's short list: The iPotty, a child-size potty with a stand for an iPad. Don't worry, a "clear...