California's Leading Secessionist Is Ready to Come in From the Cold

Among a sea of knock-off Captain Americas, naked Cowboys and misshapen Minions, I’m in Times Square in search of a rarer creature: the would-be rebel behind the campaign to make California its own independent country. "I'm in a camouflage-style jacket," Louis Marinelli messages me as I push past a throng of tourists lining up for their chance to take a photo with a shabby-looking superhero. It’s the perfect attire for an aspiring revolutionary.

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