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Pop Culture Pulse: Flashback for Election Season 2016 — gender, toys, and politics.

Pop Culture Pulse: Flashback for Election Season 2016 — gender, toys, and politics.

How we play says who we are … and how we vote. The first Barbie was sold in 1959. Pop culture has always reflected on and responded to gender and politics. And more than that — what we play with and how we play helps determine who we are. So what may seem like a happy little diversion in...
From Our Pages: "Making Friends with Midge," on your best friend and Barbie's. By Susann Cokal.

From Our Pages: “Making Friends with Midge,” on your best friend and Barbie’s. By Susann Cokal.

This weekend spend some time with Midge, Barbie’s best friend. Besides being a literary critic, novelist, teacher, and Broad Street‘s editorial director, Susann Cokal is a lifelong scholar of all things Barbie, with several pieces published on the subject. In this essay, Cokal explores what it means to be a best friend through the medium of...