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Why Are We Still So Obsessed With Barbie?

Unpacking what makes Barbara Millicent Roberts (aka Barbie) one of the most popular cultural influencers of our time.

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Barbie’s controversial history, how much your Ken and Skipper dolls could be worth today, and why everything suddenly seems so pink.

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The Hollow Man: What Do You Mean ‘Just’ Ken?

Miranda Collinge

In anticipation of Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie, starring Margot Robbie as the leggy doll and Ryan Gosling as her gelded beau, Esquire gets beneath the plastic of an uncomfortably freighted icon of anti-masculinity.