Author: Mary Reinholz

Lionel Rolfe makes a comeback with ‘The Fat Man Returns: The Elusive Hunt for California Bohemia and Other Matters

Peripatetic author and journalist Lionel Rolfe has slimmed down considerably judging from the cover of this slender 155-page collection of personal essays first written for the Pasadena Weekly and the Huffington Post and compiled nearly two decades after the publication of his 1998 volume, “Fat Man on the Left: Four Decades in the Underground.”  In these short chapters, Rolfe, now in his 70s, makes it clear that he still maintains many of his hefty lefty beliefs. He’s all for unions to help working folks deal with the bosses despite his memories of unsavory mob figures in the background. You...

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Fresh Eyes

Artists and others who have visited Cuba reminisce about the beautiful island and ponder its future without Fidel Castro

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Close to the Heart

‘Fire-bringing’ Harlan Ellison, one of America’s greatest short story writers, on protecting his work, L. Ron Hubbard, Octavia Butler, and why he will never stop writing

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