Branching Out

by: Douglas Grant A fan’s loyalty ofttimes becomes challenged when an artist chooses to take risks. We ask…..Is this fair? Fandom is a strange phenomenon….

Dear Hannah

by: Michael Shields Some light seasonal fare: A letter from an uncle to his niece at summer camp, which possesses an urgent warning to all…

Gotham Follies

The Inevitable

by: Michael Shields The NBA got the dream match-up it desired, and hoop fans were taken for the ride of their lives. NBA Finals 2013,…

Gandolfini

by: Douglas Grant and Michael Shields (respectively) In remembrance of one of this generation’s greatest actors….. ‘You don’t get it. You’re like Mozart.” – David…

Outrage Barometer

by: Michael Shields Calculating the appropriate level of outrage to the recent NSA scandal isn’t as easy as it may seem…. I am having one…

Introducing: Imaginary Lines

Longtime Across the Margin contributor Douglas Grant shares with us an excerpt from his latest novel – “Imaginary Lines“ Cover art by Chris Thompson “The…