Poor Barbie can't get no respect

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Picking on Barbie as muse is so hot right now. Here is yet another example. It is a photo essay by artist Dina Goldstein and Barbie and Ken's dream marriage, we find, is beset with problems of misidentity, makeup swapping and man lovin'. See all the photos here and watch the making-of video below. As a five foot nothing not-blonde with thighs and cankles courtesy generations of Polish women, I admit to experiencing a little schadenfreude when I see art series that mock the perfect doll; however, this beat-up-Barbie trend, while getting overdone, is a nice reminder that everybody's got problems. Even hot people.