The war for Santa's home: Russia against the world?

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Editors note: Today's column is political satire, mixing reports of actual news events with invented consequences.Hello, hello! Testing, one-two-three. Anyone paying attention? While you were otherwise mesmerized, Russia more…

Fat chance: The new 'evil'

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Editors note: Today's column is purely an imaginative work of satire and invention.Suddenly scientists are saying fat is catching, even from afar. You must have seen the alarming more…

Sleepless in … the 4th century B.C.

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Editors note: Today's column is purely an imaginative work of satire and invention.Fascinatingly enough, archaeologists recently unearthed the first sleep mask in recorded history – 2,400-years old and more…

The federal fear factor

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- No, the Jersey Devil didn't deter me, not for a moment. Long presumed "impervious to gunshot," with "a kangaroo body, bat's wings, pig's feet, dog's head, horse's face, more…

Cheap thrills: Baseball in a minor league

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- So, as an escape from perpetually pondering the perils of politics, I attend, not the All-Star Game, but minor-league baseball, with several friends, and make a big discovery. more…

A streetcar named indifference

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- I should have known something was badly askew when I received a piece of U.S. Postal mail addressed to: CURRENT FEMALE RESIDENT. That's a first. And a tip-off. more…

Paris Hilton Star Wars: Russia to the rescue?

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Editors note: This week's column is purely an imaginative work of satire and invention.The thought of useless, barely decorative Socialite-Lite Paris Hilton "caged" and screaming, as the Grudge more…