The ‘Mall Experience’ Is Just a Crappy Old Version of the Internet

When I was a kid reveling in the rampant consumerism of the 90s, I had fantasies of living in the mall because the mall in my town had a K.B. Toys and a Great American Cookie Company in the food court. It was awesome. Some of the most vivid dreams I've ever had were variations on this basic narrative: a… » 7/18/12 12:10pm 7/18/12 12:10pm