Maralyn Lois Polak
Maralyn Lois Polak
Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
|Occupation||Columnist, author, screenwriter, poet, editor, researcher|
In collaboration with architect Benjamin Nia, Polak co-created the 25-minute documentary My Hometown: Preservation or Development? about the threatened demolition of 19th century buildings near Philadelphia's historic Rittenhouse Square, and preservationists' efforts to save them from a developer's wrecking ball.
Her journalistic career also includes a long stint with the mainstream media as nationally syndicated weekly celebrity interview columnist for Knight Ridder and the now-defunct Sunday Magazine of The Philadelphia Inquirer, where she did over a thousand columns.
As a former commentary columnist for the online news site WorldNetDaily during a decade as one of their few progressive contributors, Polak wrote more than five hundred political satire opinion pieces in her weekly column called Left-Handed.
She also authored the experimental online meta-novel, IMAGINARY PLAYMATES/Man in Her Mind: Further Adventures of Boris and Natasha, serialized weekly for six months on the former political-literary website FemmeSoul.Com, and a cartoon book, Anoushka on Her Deathbed: 101 Cartoons From the Abyss.
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