Maralyn Lois Polak

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Maralyn Lois Polak
  • Columnist
  • author
  • screenwriter
  • poet
  • editor
  • researcher

Maralyn Lois Polak is an American columnist, screenwriter, performance poet, spoken word artist, novelist and journalist.[1][2]


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.[3]

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.[4][5]

Polak was a commentary columnist for the online news site WorldNetDaily.[6]

Polak 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.[7]

Polak's reviews, essays and opinion editorials have appeared in the Chicago Tribune[5] and The New York Times.[8]


  1. ^ "". Retrieved November 13, 2010.
  2. ^ "Maralyn Lois Polak".
  3. ^ Rubino, Frank (April 25, 2005). "A Razin' in the Sun". Philadelphia Weekly. Archived from the original on September 16, 2016. Retrieved November 13, 2010.
  4. ^ Naedele, Walter (June 2, 2010). "Roger F. Goodwin, 69; filmed campaign ads". Philadelphia Daily News. Retrieved November 14, 2010.
  5. ^ a b Lois Polak, Maralyn (January 20, 1992). "Talking Plots With Mark Lane". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved November 13, 2010.
  6. ^ The Washington Times (February 19, 2004). "Culture Briefs". The Washington Times.
  7. ^ Hammond, Ruth (June 21, 2005). "Judges for the 2005 AltWeekly Awards Announced".
  8. ^ Lois Polak, Maralyn (March 30, 1986). "A Passion Born in Kindergarten". The New York Times. Retrieved November 13, 2010.

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