In Memoriam: The Trashy Mall Food Court Smoothie of the 90s

Pour one out for the glory days of Mango Me Crazy and Peach on the Beach.
Kelsey Lawrence
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Town Just Wants Its Toddler-Flipping, Tattooed Mall Santa Back

An army of Santa Scott's fans are outraged after a Pennsylvania mall told him to tone down his photoshoots.
Drew Schwartz
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Feds Take Down 'Violent' $20 Million Shoplifting Ring

Some of the group's 22 members allegedly almost ran over an Abercrombie & Fitch employee and knocked down a baby stroller during their decade-long crime spree.
Allie Conti

Shopping Won't Make You Happy

One hundred thirty-five million Americans are expected to hit stores during the long Black Friday weekend. Despite what we've been made to believe, happiness will not be available for purchase.

I Spent 18 Hours in Vancouver’s Super Weird Kingsgate Mall

I found alcoholism, gambling, God, and deep conversations about Donald Trump.
Lonnie Nadler

Cry-Baby of the Week: A Florida Tollbooth Fired an Operator for Paying a Driver's Fee

Also this week: A woman was arrested for leaving her children unattended while attending a job interview 30 feet away in the same room.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
The Fiction Issue 2015

'The Outlets at Zion,' by Walter Kirn

"There's a gun in the glove compartment," Mistee said. "Use it. Shoot us. Otherwise, pay up."
Walter Kirn
the hidden language

The Hidden Language of Mall Santas

In order to maintain their carefully manicured illusion, some mall Santas and their elves have to employ code words and slang just to communicate with each other.
Nat Towsen

Who Still Hangs Out at the Mall?

America's once vibrant shopping centers are in decline, but people still come for the cinnamon pretzels and weird massage gadgets.
Erin Meisenzahl-Peace
Leslie's Diary Comics

Leslie's Diary Comics: I Was a Child Mall Model

This week, Leslie takes a look back to being a nine-year-old runway model at a mall in 1991. It is the cutest thing you'll ever see.
Leslie Stein
Dear Artists

The Tragedy of Going to the Mall on Black Friday

What if you need to go to the mall to get your cell phone screen fixed, but it's on the biggest shopping day of the year? It might drive you to tears too.
Casey Jane Ellison

Getting Drunk at America's Finest Chain Restaurants

I took a tour of some of America's finest chain restaurant bars so that I could not only drink a few affordable beers, but also learn more about how we no longer value the simple pleasures of cheap, greasy food and good service.
Dave Schilling