On sweltering summer days when it was way too hot to play in the backyard, my mom would drive us to Crossgates Mall. It was only two towns away, but it felt like a million miles. Everything gleamed with possibility. The food court was vast and the movie theater was bone-chillingly cold.
The mall has lost much of its appeal over the years, but I still yearn for its over zealous air conditioning on days like this. If you'd rather flee the country than spend a minute in a mall, check out City X. Produced by the incredibly talented Jonathan Mitchell, this exploration of his Midwestern mall will have you day dreaming of coke and curly fries in no time.