Hello and welcome to my website! I’m John-Mark Mallory

I’m an avid observer and keen critic on American society, pop culture, government and politics–accompanied by a quirky interest in offbeat sports and entertainment like WWE (professional wrestling) and UFC (mixed martial arts) . I hold dual bachelors degrees in journalism and political science from Marquette University and a master’s degree in public policy from DePaul University.

Part of what shaped my unique outlook are three unpredictable shifts in my life. My family decided to move to Littleton CO, after I completed 6th grade, arriving there in the wake of the Columbine tragedy. We ended up in Chicago right before 9/11. My younger brother, Max, passed away unexpectedly from cancer in May 2016. That emboldened me to get involved in fundraising for cancer research and to create a nonprofit foundation for my brother. I currently live in Chicago.