Studio 360, (public radio show with Kurt Andersen) featured Barbie today! It's 15 minutes long and really worth a listen.
Speakers in the show include M.G. Lord who wrote my favorite book about the doll, Forever Barbie, as well as Tom Forsythe, the photographer who was sued by Mattel for his "Food Chain Barbie" photographs depicting Barbie in "compromised" situations/positions. After a long battle, he won his case under fair use copyright law. Hooray for free speech!
(Thanks to Margaret Cusack for the heads up about the show.)