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Archive for April, 2013

April 2013 in Black Lamb

Volume 11, Number 4 — April 2013

April 1st, 2013

In our April issue, John M. Daniel chooses music above books in Sound Track for a desert isle. In Not so prime minister, Jeanne-Marie Jackson reviews Anthony Cartwright’s How I Killed Margaret Thatcher. Ed Goldberg allows as how technical innovations are passing him by in Obsolete. In Death in the air, Elizabeth Fournier describes a Philippine practice of hanging coffins. Toby Tompkins fires off another salvo against gun fanatics in Firearm Follies. In Other women, Dan Peterson discusses the Italian phenomenon of keeping a mistress. Owen Alexander lets visitors do the talking about Christ the King National Park. In Stay indoors! Terry Ross elaborates four ways to get exercise without going outside.

Two more figures from the world of literature — both of them Danish this month — are ushered into our pantheon of Honorary Black Lambs and The Ultimate Literary Calendar: fairy tale author Hans Christian Andersen and short story writer and memoirist Isak Dinesen. An elaborate and irresistible lamb recipe is for Five-Spice Crispy Lamb London-Style. Advice columnist Millicent Marshall once again answers readers’ questions. And Professor Avram Khan gives us his 64th challenging Black Lamb Word Puzzle.

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Christ the King National Park

April 1st, 2013

BY OWEN ALEXANDER

It’s no surprise, the way things are these days, that the legislation got through Congress. The choice of site — Russell City, California — was highly controversial at the time, with court challenges already threatened. The atheists swarmed out of the woodwork to be counted. The Jews put up a big stink. It’s all history now. The monument, the park, exists, just like any other, under the jurisdiction of the Interior Department. There were attacks in the vestigial liberal press, pros and cons, guarded elation in other quarters. This is all chaff in the wind, irrelevant. What do people really think? First, the visitors’ book.

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