Mall Culture, Reviews, Features & Nostalgia!

Ah, dinosaurs. When a certain Steven Spielberg classic landed in 1993, dinosaurs truly did rule the earth. People were captured by these giant lizards, just as people were gripped by space travel in the sixties. Things came to a crescendo when the incredible Jurassic Park came out, followed in the U...

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One of the most exciting set of events which feature in my yearly calendar are the Magic: the Gathering prerelease and Friday Night Magic events. For those unfamiliar, this is a trading card game in which you summon all manner of spells (including instant spells, creatures, weapons and enchantments)...

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We’re all used to walking into a Mall and seeing a display of cars in the atrium or dotted around the Centre - gleaming machines being chaperoned by a well-suited salesperson with a little kiosk where you can arrange a test drive or make an appointment to come and pick one of these babies up. Car...

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Bikini Berlin in Germany’s Capital city describes itself as a ‘concept’ Shopping Mall, and everything about it is unusual - including its seemingly random name. It has a very different feel to most other Malls we have experienced, starting with the completely un-Mall-like exterior, going thro...

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They’re at it again! If you remember a few months back, we recalled an episode of incredibly successful BBC motoring magazine programme ‘Top Gear’, starring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard ‘Hamster’ Hammond and James ‘Mr. Slow’ May in its most successful iteration, where the trio tore through...

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Welcome to part four of our series on legendary Mall-based Canadian cartoon ‘6teen’, which focusses on a group of young Mall employees and Mall enthusiasts set entirely in a massive Shopping Mall. In this episode, titled ‘A Lime to Party’, Wyatt is madly in love and Jonesy gets his third (ye...

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If you’re aware of YouTube star Jenna Marbles, you’re aware that she absolutely adores her dogs. Jenna Mourey (31) is one of the first wave of huge vloggers to hit it big on YouTube, with over 17 million subscribers and well over 2 billion channel views. This makes her the 28th most subscribed Y...

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Have you ever been on the top level of a six-story Mall and thought to yourself ‘gee, I wish there was some netting across the sheer drop on which I can jump and frolic’? Well, your prayers have been answered, because the fantastic City Square Mall in Singapore now offers a web of netting a across...

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Solihull was a big surprise. I often visit the wonderful Bullring and Westfield Merry Hill in Birmingham and, while the Malls are excellent, their locations can be ramshackle and busy nightmares. Solihull, on the other hand, is a smallish town just outside Birmingham and has a completely different...

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