Author: Eric Bogosian
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9780743214551
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Mall from the Author: Eric Bogosian. From the award-winning avatar of contemporary urban theater and author of such modern classics as Talk Radio and subUrbia comes this outrageous novel about five suburbanites whose lives intersect in one violent and life-altering night -- at the local mall. Mal, a thirtysomething speed freak, shoots his mother, torches his house, and heads to the local mall with a sack of weapons and a plan for more mayhem. Danny, a voyeuristic businessman with a fetish for young underwear models, is caught by mall security peeking into dressing rooms at JCPenney. Jeff, a teenager with existential troubles, drops acid and departs on a philosophical nightmare. Donna, a hungry, unsettled housewife, is on the lookout for a one-night stand. Michel, a Haitian immigrant and mall security guard, seeks salvation. All long for a kind of satisfaction, and this longing leads them to the modern plaza of possibility, the shopping mall, where their appetites converge in explosive ways. Satirical and provocative, Mall is an eye-opening look at suburban life and the idea of "normalcy." In this, his first novel, Eric Bogosian delivers a dark, hilarious, and biting commentary on an American culture fraught with sex, drugs, violence, and congested thinking.

Malls Across America

Author: Michael Galinsky
Publisher: Steidl
ISBN: 9783869305479
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Malls Across America from the Author: Michael Galinsky. Throughout the 1980s, as Americas downtown districts declined in importance and the big-box stores began their slow march across the country, malls became increasing central to American popular culture, dominating the social life of a large swath of the population. In 1989 Michael Galinsky, a twenty-year-old photographer, drove across the country recording this change: the spaces, textures and pace that defined this era. Starting in the winter of 1989 with the Smith Haven Mall in Garden City Long Island, Galinsky photographed malls from North Carolina to South Dakota, Washington State and beyond. The photos he took capture life in these malls as it began to shift from the shiny excess of the 1980s towards an era of slackers and grunge culture. Malls Across America is filled with seemingly lost or harried families navigating their way through these temples of consumerism, along with playful teens, misfits, and the aged. There is a sense of claustrophobia to the images, even in those that hint at wide commercial expanses a wall or a ceiling is always there to block the horizon. These photos never settle or focus on any one detail, creating the sense that they are stolen records of the most immediate kind. Michael Galinsky, born in 1969 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is a musician, filmmaker and photographer. Throughout the 1990s he was a member of the band Sleepyhead and documented the underground rock world through film and photography. His work has been published in Option, Chemical Imbalance, Tape Op, Puncture, Copper Press and on album covers. Galinsky and his partner, Suki Hawley, have collaborated on five feature length films: Half-Cocked (1994), Radiation (1999), Horns and Halos (2002), Code 33 (2005) and Battle for Brooklyn (2010). In 2012 Galinsky received a Guggenheim fellowship.

Call Of The Mall

Author: Paco Underhill
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743235921
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Call Of The Mall from the Author: Paco Underhill. Profiling malls as powerful intersections of American consumer marketing, the media, and street culture, an examination of malls as reflections of commercial and social culture considers what does and does not work in a mall setting and what malls mean to everyday people. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

El Mall

Author: Arlene Dávila
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520961927
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El Mall from the Author: Arlene Dávila. While becoming less relevant in the United States, shopping malls are booming throughout urban Latin America. But what does this mean on the ground? Are shopping malls a sign of the region’s “coming of age”? El Mall is the first book to answer these questions and explore how malls and consumption are shaping the conversation about class and social inequality in Latin America. Through original and insightful ethnography, Dávila shows that class in the neoliberal city is increasingly defined by the shopping habits of ordinary people. Moving from the global operations of the shopping mall industry to the experience of shopping in places like Bogotá, Colombia, El Mall is an indispensable book for scholars and students interested in consumerism and neoliberal politics in Latin America and the world.

City Center To Regional Mall

Author: Richard W. Longstreth
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262621250
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City Center To Regional Mall from the Author: Richard W. Longstreth. Winner of the Society of Architectural Historians' 1999 Spiro Kostof AwardFrom the 1920s to the 1950s, Los Angeles did for the shopping center what New York and Chicago had done for the skyscraper. In a single generation, the American retail center shifted from the downtown core to the regional shopping center.Ten years in the making, City Center to Regional Mall is a sweeping yet detailed account of the development of the regional shopping center. Richard Longstreth takes a historical perspective, relating retail development to broader architectural, urban, and cultural issues. His story is far from linear; the topics he covers include the emergence of Hollywood as a downtown in miniature, experiments with the shopping center as an amenity of planned residential developments, the branch department store as a landmark of decentralization, the evolution of off-street parking facilities, and the obscure origins of the pedestrian mall as a spine for retail complexes.Longstreth takes seriously the task of looking at retail buildings--one of the most neglected yet common building types--and the economics of real estate in the American city. He shows that Los Angeles in the period covered was a harbinger of American metropolitan trends during the second half of this century. Over 250 illustrations, culled from a wide variety of sources, constitute one of the best collections of old LA photographs published anywhere.

The Mall

Author: Richie T Cusick
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 145323232X
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The Mall from the Author: Richie T Cusick. There’s a stalker on the lose at the mall—and there’s no safe place to hide Working at the mall is supposed to be fun. Trish’s job at Muffin-Mania is hardly intellectually challenging and her boss is a piece of work, but it’s worth it to have a job in the same building as her two best friends, the Hanson twins. And the hot guys who hang out there are an added bonus. But something isn’t right about this mall. It’s the oldest mall in the state, remodeled over a dozen times without rhyme or reason, and there are many strange nooks and secret passages behind the bright gleaming storefronts. Someone has been stealing housewares, furniture, and food, and now a mysterious man with ash-gray hair and a whisper-soft voice has started harassing Trish on the phone. He knows her secrets, and he has dark plans for her. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Richie Tankersley Cusick including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

My Opinion

Author: Mac Mall
Publisher: Shellaires Storys
ISBN: 9780692456576
Size: 38.37 MB
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My Opinion from the Author: Mac Mall. Get a glimpse inside the chaotic world of hip-hop with Mac Mall's eye-opening new memoir, My Opinion. Raised on the unforgiving streets of California's notorious Crestside neighborhood, Mac Mall had a choice to make: either grab a MAC-10 or grab a microphone. The latter won out, and, having fallen in love with hip-hop at a young age, Mac Mall achieved his dream music stardom even earlier than he could have imagined. Taken under the wings of Bay Area legends Mac Dre and Khayree, Mac Mall released the best-selling album Illegal Business? at the age of sixteen-and never looked back. Over the course of his career at the independent rap label Young Black Brother and beyond, Mac Mall managed to make his mark on the world of hip-hop while coming face-to-face with life and death itself. Pulling no punches, My Opinion offers a raw look at a life spent navigating the thrilling-yet treacherous-waters of groupies, drugs, and the ever-evolving music industry. This inspiring memoir ultimately shares one man's story of chasing a dream, catching it, and trying to hold on through the wild adventures it leads him on.

Real Time Systems

Author: Rajib Mall
Publisher: Pearson Education India
ISBN: 9788131700693
Size: 45.42 MB
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Real Time Systems from the Author: Rajib Mall.

Thomas Kinkade

Author: Alexis L. Boylan
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822348527
Size: 57.31 MB
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Thomas Kinkade from the Author: Alexis L. Boylan. An anthology on American artist Thomas Kincaid, exploring his work and its impact on contemporary art as part of the broader history of American visual culture.