When it comes to magazine assignments, they don't come much weirder than the one that has writer Omar Mouallem live for three days in the West Edmonton Mall. Sleeping in a Ford truck bed. In the Fantasyland Hotel. From November 26 to 29. Three Days in the Mall is being done for Avenue magazine. The assignment memo says, in part
“You’ll live in West Edmonton Mall for three days and document the experience of going about your daily business within the confines of the mall.Mouallem is a writer and rapper, and the former associate editor of Avenue. Readers can follow his excellent adventure on Twitter @omar_aok.
“You can meet people there, you can do everything you’d normally do, but the only stipulation is that you can’t leave."