America's Changing Mall Culture As online shopping surges, the traditional shopping mall as we know it is beginning to show its age. In conjunction with Youth Radio, NPR looks at the past, present and future of America's malls.

New transit-oriented, mixed-use walkable downtowns, like this one in Rockville, Md., are often replacing indoor shopping malls and strip malls that once defined suburban America. Federal Realty Investment Trust/Courtesy of WDG Architecture hide caption

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Here's What's Becoming Of America's Dead Shopping Malls

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Wetzel's Pretzels employee Emperatriz Orozco hands out free samples at the Westfield Valley Fair Mall. Steve Henn/NPR hide caption

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A Mall With Two Minimum Wages

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Malls Find New Ways To Draw Shoppers

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Lenox Mall, in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, used to be the site of a country home estate and is now a traditional indoor mall with two anchor stores. Madeline Veira/Youth Radio hide caption

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Teens And Mall Culture: The Fading Love Affair?

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Frankie Soto is in charge of the "underground" rock shows at an empty storefront in Stockton's Normandy Village Shopping Center. Brett Myers/Youth Radio hide caption

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In Stockton, Calif., Punks Are The New Mall Rats

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Internet Sales Threaten Shopping Mall Culture

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