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Now in its 14th year of publication, this magazine was created to offer the discerning reader a stimulating selection of excellent original writing. Black Lamb Review is a literate rather than a literary publication. Regular columns by writers in a variety of geographic locations and vocations are supplemented by features, reviews, articles on books and authors, and a selection of “departments,” including an acerbic advice column and a lamb recipe.


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September 2007 in Black Lamb

Volume 5, Number 9 — September 2007

September 1st, 2007

In our cover story, In Memoriam Beverly Sills, David Maclaine pays tribute to the opera star. In Our page 2 feature, Who’s Minding the Store?, Cervine Kauffman wonders why people who work in groceries know nothing about groceries. Lorentz Lossius discovers his ancestors in the small Norwegian town of Røros. A fatal accident is taken in stride in Rebecca Owen’s Stroke of Fate.

In The Persistence of Memory, Ed Goldberg remembers a wonderful jukebox that educated him in music. Dan Peterson pays homage to Venice in Queen of the Adriatic. In Feeling Bad, Claire McLaughlin reflects on what we can do when things seem to going wrong. Elizabeth Hart, daughter of a teenage girl, waxes philosophic on school dress codes in Dressing Down. In reading Dorothy Wordsworth’s journals, Rosemary McLeish finds herself Communing with Dorothy. In Not a Lot of Call, Actor William Bogert remembers his first New York play and wonders if he was as good as he remembers. Evelyn Bartlett, summering in the countryside, muses on salmon and flyfishing in Getting to Know the Rogue. On the even of umpteenth craft show, jeweler Rod Ferrandino talks his about his Great Expectations. In A Heretical Proposal, Toby Tompkins proposes an ancient religion perfect for modern times: Catharism. Dean Suess explains the theory of a hollow earth in Not About Helsinki. City dweller Gillian Wilce considers the omnipresence of light and noise in No Off Switch. In the penultimate chapter of her shaggy dog story, Cate Garrison describes how the family pet leaves home in JJ Goes to the Beach. In Supporting the Arch, Sage Cohen decides to ask someone for help once a day. Our Honorary Black Lambs column offers birthday greetings to authors Sherwood Anderson and Robert Benchley. In A Literary Sampler, we proffer nine selections from writers mentioned in this issue of Black Lamb. In a column on the trump coup, bridge columnist Trixie Barkis insists she’s Not As Dumb As I Look. In Wretched Excess, we present another unique product from the Whole Whog Catalog: the deluxe Driftwood Toilet Seat. Our Black Lamb Recipe features a delicious Persian dish, Braised Lamb and Eggplant. In our advice column, Ask Millie, Millicent Marshall holds forth on dinner music, ubiquitous television, and summer reading. And Endgame gives us another tricky Black Lamb Cryptic Crossword.

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