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  • Don't be late, HdG – set your clocks ahead an hour Saturday

    Change your clocks, dear readers! Sunday is daylight saving time – set your clocks forward one hour, or you will be like the white rabbit in "Alice in Wonderland" – you will be late for a very important date. March is Read Across America...
  • Small toy shops expect bright holiday

    Small toy shops expect bright holiday
    Just as Tom and Claudia Towles were opening their second Baltimore toy shop four years ago, the recession hit. The owners of aMuse Toys decided to cut back — not on staff or selling space — but on the number of manufacturers whose products...
  • Black and white

    Editor's note: Freelance writer Diedre A. Ware grew up in Havre de Grace and graduated from Havre de Grace High School. Her recollections of what it was like growing up black in an era when children's dolls were white was published recently in Dolls...
  • Concord Point Lighthouse seeking volunteers for the season

    Change your clocks, dear readers! Sunday is Daylight Savings Time – set your clocks forward one hour, or you will be like the white rabbit in "Alice in Wonderland," late for a very important date. Grace Place Serving Center will serve a free,...
  • Nonprofit provides day of fun and learning for students at Maiden Choice School

    As class after class at Maiden Choice School poured into the gymnasium on the afternoon of Dec. 20, the faces in each new batch of students lit up as bright as a Christmas tree. There to greet them at the school for students with significant...
  • Computer games lure the fairer sex

    Computer and video game makers have a new customer on their holiday list this year: people like Jennifer Vandersteen. The 29-year-old student at the University of Texas, San Antonio, began playing "Ms. Pac-Man" at age six. Now, she logs as many as 40...
  • Dora the Explorer is growing up and getting a spinoff series

    Dora the Explorer is growing up and getting a spinoff series
    Dora Marquez, as the pint-sized global superstar herself might say, has gotten muy grande. The beloved cartoon character first walked her tiny feet into the hearts of children 14 years ago with the premiere of "Dora the Explorer" as part of Nickelodeon'...
  • Here comes Entrepreneur Barbie

    Here comes Entrepreneur Barbie
    Lego's groundbreaking female scientists set sold out almost immediately after it was released this month. But never fear, fans of feminist toys: A new Barbie doll, now in stock, is also shattering the plastic ceiling. Yes, that swan-necked, thigh-gapped...
  • Barbie is LinkedIn to social media, not necessarily to reality

    Barbie is LinkedIn to social media, not necessarily to reality
    Barbie has a LinkedIn page. Now can we get her some hips? She has 4,932 followers (as of Friday morning) and more than 150 careers under her teeny-tiny patent leather belt, all showcased on her 20-page resume. Her latest job is fake consultant to a fake...
  • Mattel reports sharp 61% drop in second quarter profit

    Mattel reports sharp 61% drop in second quarter profit
    Weak sales of its impossibly proportioned Barbie doll and other core brands contributed to a 61% plunge in second quarter net income for toy maker Mattel Inc. The El Segundo company said worldwide sales for its classic Barbie dropped 15%, its Fisher-...
  • Disney Brands Generate Record $40.9 Billion from Licensed Merchandise in 2013

    Merchandise featuring Marvel's superheroes, Disney's princesses, Pixar's toons and Lucasfilm's "Star Wars" helped the Mouse House ring up a record $40.9 billion in global retail sales in 2013. The sales topped 2012′s $39.4 billion, $37.5 billion,...
  • Britto and Barbie make art together

    Britto and Barbie make art together
    Even though he just launched the doll last week at a splashy event at his Miami Beach gallery, Romero Britto and Barbie go way back. “She’s so iconic,” the neo-pop artist says from his studio in the Wynwood Arts District. “I grew...