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Reporting on America's Attitudes and Behaviors
Reporting on America's Attitudes and Behaviors

Shopping Malls

Modern Holiday Magic

There's an iconic scene in the classic holiday movie A Christmas Story where Ralphie and his brother go see Santa in a department store....

The Modern-Day Mall

American malls are in the middle of cleaning out their proverbial overstuffed closets. Most people know how that goes: They have to weed out...

Is the Mall Really Dead?

Last winter, the post-holiday season was pretty dismal for those in retail. As stores were shuttering doors or closing down altogether, more than one...

Urban Boom

If the children are our future, so, apparently, is a lot of urban living. Recent headlines...

Mall Evolution

Since the advent of digital commerce, the demise of the department stores, chain stores and the...