Analyzation and critique of a cute global character

Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific By Christine R. Yano (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2013, 336 pp., $24.95, paperback, $89.95 cloth) For ardent fans or the casual Hello Kitty consumer, Christine Yano’s book, “Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific” has a little something for everyone. The book focuses on Hello […]

Hello Kitty celebrates 40 years with LA exhibition

LOS ANGELES — At just five apples high with her telltale red bow propped on the left side of her head, she’s an icon of global pop culture featured on everything from Band-Aids, T-shirts and backpacks to airplanes, curling irons and a dress donned by Lady Gaga. She also turned 40 this year, and this […]

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