Mall Culture, Reviews, Features & Nostalgia!

Before MTV became mired in ‘reality television’ full of vacuous, obnoxious people you would hope to never meet in real life, they released some fantastic shows and television films. Starting in the late nineties, they were responsible for movies such as 'Beavis and Butthead Do America’, ‘Zoo...

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Now, while we do remain consistently positive, we don’t live under a rock. These are certainly tough times out there for some Malls. Many of those that are struggling move to improve the Mall experience - to feature entertainment no online retailer can match. This particular Mall, however, has cho...

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Portrait photography has always been a thing, but something weird happened in the eighties; the whole industry exploded as eager families and wannabe fashionistas headed to their local Mall to have their portraits taken. Such studios quickly became an important part of Mall culture. While the fad ab...

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While wandering around a Mall the other day, I began thinking about the certain kooky characters I always come across when I go for a day out at the Mall. So here is a top 10 list of the most common kinds of funny Mall people I see, from the sublime to the ridiculous. Have a look and see if you fit...

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Yesterday, the UK’s newest Mall opened in the beautiful spire-filled city of Oxford. Oxford’s many historical buildings and world-renowned colleges certainly make it a primary destination for anyone wanting to experience the best of traditional Britain, but a modern Shopping Centre with great br...

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Back in the very early nineties, I was having what seemed at first like a normal day out at my favourite Mall. However, as I approached the cinema, I noticed there was something afoot; if they change the kind of toilet paper they use in my Mall’s toilets, I will spot it. A new, mini-cinema seemed...

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Entertainment has always played a vital role in Shopping Malls. First it was putt-putt and pinball. Then came the electronic invasion as Mall arcades forsook the analog for the digital. Eventually, laser tag arena’s began to pop up in Shopping Centres across the globe. Virtual reality pods tried t...

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Hop into the time machine and set your mind all the way back to 2010 - Kesha was beginning what was sure to be a long and dazzling career with ‘Tik Tok’, and the country-western equivalent of novocaine, Lady Antebellum, were warbling about how they needed me now. The horrendously depressing Toy...

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Kazakhstan is a much misunderstood country. Many know the name only because of a certain British comedian - and the impression given of the Central Asian country is that it is some kind of backwards, misogynist hell-hole full of decrepit huts and hairy men driving rickety, horse-driven carts. This c...

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I get off the train at the station just next to the Mall; the weather is brisk but the sun is shining. I look up and take it into my face because I know I will likely not see it again in its purest form for the remainder of the day. It is quiet and still, but for the sound of the street-sweeping mac...

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