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February 2008 in Black Lamb

Volume 6, Number 2 — February 2008

February 1st, 2008

In our cover story, Guatemala mon amour, Rebecca Owen offers a wistful appreciation of a troubled Central American country. Ed Goldberg, in our page 2 feature After the war, sets the record straight on abused American veterans. Dan Peterson reflects on a romantic occasion in Italy in Valentine’s Day. In Blonde, prefers gentlemen, Lorentz Lossius reunites with a beloved canine friend. Greg Roberts holds forth on the horrid situation for professional musicians in Hangin’ with Ed Gein.

Rosemary McLeish defends her habit of hoarding in Second-hand Rosie. Cate Garrison looks into her past to plead that in human interactions we Leave god out of it. Toby Tompkins makes predictions for this year’s presidential election in Bought & sold. In Situational valentines, Dean Suess sets the record straight on sex in prison. Bud Gardner waxes nostalgic about trucks in Me & my rig. Londoner Gillian Wilce breaks a long-standing habit by avoiding the National Health Service in Going private. Rod Ferrandino takes a look at the shortest month in Except February. Actor William Bogert explains the current writers’ strike in It’s about money. In Unfinished reading, David Maclaine vows to return to books he’s set aside. Claire McLaughlin considers life and death in In my end is my beginning. Leslie Russell remembers a bizarre Thanksgiving in Talking turkey. Ed Goldberg takes a fond look at MAD magazine and artist Don Martin in his book review Humor in jugular vein. Our Honorary Black Lambs column salutes pioneering English novelist George Moore on his birthday. Bridge columnist Trixie Barkis cautions against reckless play in Safety first. Wretched Excess features a gift suggestion from the Whole Whog Catalog: the Diesel Lounger. Our Black Lamb Recipe proffers a delicious Ragout of Spring Lamb from James Beard’s cookbook. In Beauty is in the eye, Terry Ross wonders why the modern art establishment has gone so far wrong. Advice columnist Millicent Marshall offers suggestions for dealing with oblivious neighbors and calls for an age limit for government employees, including the president and Supreme Court justices. And Avram Khan comes up with another ingenious Black Lamb Word Puzzle.

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