Mall Squatters

Anyone who knows me knows that I love malls—indoor, outdoor, strip. While I recognize the fact that malls can represent the most pathetic corners of consumer culture, I think their blatant excess can equally stand for America's conquest of grand hopes and dreams. Seriously.

So I read with great interest an epic article about a couple who secretly lived inside a Rhode Island super mall. For four years.

Read the entire article here.


  1. What a great story -- reminds me of the 1980s "Mannequin" and "Scenes from a Mall" -- matter of fact, I've had a many a good time ;) when I worked in the corporate offices of Saks Fifth Avenue on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan... ahahha those were the days.

    Now I can't stand the things... though I can deal a little bit with The Grove and The Americana (does anyone really LIVE in those condos?) Geez, I'm such an awful retail gal, I can barely stand Trader Joes... I'm a wimp, I know.

  2. Oh, you forgot Career Opportunities--Frank Whaley and Jennifer Connelly hang out in a Target overnight!

  3. did you see the reference to my cousin the third to last paragraph?

  4. Ha ha ha! Your cousin is funny!