• As the cultural and economic stature of the American shopping mall has declined in recent years, our collective infatuation still lingers. [1 of 3]

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culture 27 Feb 2013

Matthew Newton publishes Annals of Americus and is currently at work on a series of nonfiction stories that examine the faded promise of the American suburbs. TWITTER  BLOG

  • The Gruen Effect explores the influence and legacy of Victor Gruen, the man credited with pioneering the modern American shopping mall. [2 of 3]
  • In his forthcoming book Malls Across America, photographer Michael Galinsky documents the mall at its peak of popularity in the late 1980s. [3 of 3]
  • Photo by Kyle Tate; video still from The Gruen Effect; photo by Michael Galinsky.

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