David Mamet returns to old stomping grounds in the prohibition-era crime novel "Chicago." It's everything you would expect from him, so buckle up.
Storm Front (a book review)
The first book in a long series, but the origin stories are always the best. And it takes place in Chicago! What's not to love?
Golden (a book review)
A startling look at how the political machine runs and how easily it can be abused. And it's not limited to Illinois. This could happen anywhere.
MojoFiction Judges America (or tries to)
Recently, the upstanding citizens at MojoFiction received a notice calling us in for Jury duty. Obviously, someone didn’t think that through, what with our recent performance serving on the parole board for O.J. Simpson: O.J.’s Lawyer: “As you can see, when he’s not committing violent crimes, my client is a model prisoner and all... Continue Reading →
Cubs Win in Loss to Yankees. …Well, not the Cubs, but Someone.
So, there it is, the top of the ninth inning at Wrigley Field and the Cubs are down to the New York Yankees by something like three thousand runs (okay, it was five). As a Cubs fan, the night can’t get any better, right? The Cubs already blew the lead the previous day in the... Continue Reading →
How China Invented the NFL, or, the State of the Chicago Bears
Now that the NFL regular season is over, let's look back on the Chicago Bears with a story: Earlier this year, the generous staff here at MojoFiction decided that the best way to celebrate our son's twelfth birthday was to take him out to his first NFL football game. Since we live in Chicagoland, we... Continue Reading →
In Which MojoFiction Attends a Minor League Hockey Game
We here at MojoFiction have blogged about our many incredible adventures over the years. Such as: That time we were stranded on Mars and had to use pure science to turn the Mars Rover into a Black Label skateboard and absolutely shred the Victoria crater, nailing the universe's first interplanetary nosebone. Like a boss. Or:... Continue Reading →
God is a Bears Fan, and Other Questions Answered
The staff here at MojoFiction has provided a lot of high-quality life advice to our readers over the years. We explained why your man hasn't proposed (it's not him, it's you), we provided practical dating advice that every guy needs to know (such as: dont' date), and we offered irrefutable proof that men are smarter... Continue Reading →
MojoFiction: Brought To You By DraftKings.com
Just to cover our rear ends legally, DraftKings.com probably had nothing to do with this. Thank you. Ah, fall. That time of year when thoughts turn to college football for some inexplicable, and possibly evil reason that we can't figure out because the staff here at MojoFiction is not particularly interested in college football because... Continue Reading →
The Chicago Fire Would Be On Fire If They Weren’t So Not On Fire
MojoFiction doesn't often report on the beautiful game. No, not Settlers of Catan, we were referring to soccer, or, for those of you still living in the past: Football That's Not American Football. MojoFiction lives in Chicagoland which, like Disneyland, is a magical place where management keeps raising the prices so a soda costs $9.95.... Continue Reading →