Mall Security in the Wake of the Attack in Kenya

Thursday, September 26, 2013


The deadly attack at a mall in Nairobi, Kenya, is raising concerns about safety at our shopping centers. On Wednesday, a Long Island mall was temporarily on lockdown, while police searched for the suspect of a nearby shooting.


Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Cabinets Full of Men Edition

Saturday, January 12, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists discuss the embattled nomination of former GOP senator Chuck Hagel to head the Defense Department and the sticky question of gender parity in the Obama administration. Then on the Culture Gabfest, the hosts review the year in movies.


Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Falling Off the Treadmill, Vomiting Edition

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, Julia Turner and columnist Daniel Engber discuss their favorite movies of 2012, NBC's "The Biggest Loser," and the decline of the shopping mall.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Retail Politics

Monday, September 05, 2011

Caitlin Kelly, freelance journalist and author of Malled: My Unintentional Career in Retail, talks about how she went from the Daily News to North Face and what she learned about the service economy along the way.


The Takeaway

Holiday Shoppers Surge, Safely, to Sales

Friday, November 27, 2009

Last Thanksgiving, a crowd of thousands crushed into a Wal-Mart store in search of holiday sales, killing a 34-year old man.  That incident has made stores around the country look at ways to keep customers and staff safe this shopping season.  Takeaway Correspondent Femi Oke goes back to the Green Acres Mall - the scene of last year's accident - to check in with shoppers and the mall's new safety measures.


The Takeaway

Let's go to the mall (before it's retrofitted into a nursing home)!

Friday, April 17, 2009

It may not be that easy to find a mall to go hang out and shop anymore. General Growth Properties, one of the biggest mall operators in the country, filed for bankruptcy yesterday. And we are seeing more and more malls die out. In fact as our next guest wrote in The New York Times earlier this month, no new malls have been built in the U.S. since 2006. So what is happening to the mall? And what should happen to the near empty malls now littering the American landscape? To help answer that question, The Takeaway is joined by Ellen Dunham-Jones, Director of the Architecture Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the co-author of Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs.

Read the New York Times article, 101 Uses for a Deserted Mall, including a contribution from our guest Ellen Dunham-Jones.

How I Met Your Mother's Robin Sparkles knows how to love a mall: