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March 2008 in Black Lamb

Volume 6, Number 3 — March 2008

March 1st, 2008

The All-Lies Issue

In our cover story, Terry Ross admits to having been a liar and wonders if lying is not intrinsic in human expression. In our page 2 feature, The real thing, Leslie Russell extols the humble grandeur of real food. Our Country Lawyer, Bud Gardner, muses on how difficult it is to determine the truth. In The whole truth, Elizabeth Hart remembers little lies she told when a child. Cervine Kauffman, in The frugal truth, lists a number of surprisingly common and banal lies. Cate Garrison wonders Why? anyone bothers to lie. In Tulip-trading fools, Greg Roberts exposes the lie of modern art’s value. Dean Suess says, in A question of survival, that if a penitentiary prisoner’s mouth is moving, he is lying.

In True lies, Gillian Wilce contends that there are both malicious and harmless lies. Dan Peterson, writing from Milan in Prize winners, laments his own inability to tell whoppers. Drawing on Touchstone’s speech in Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Toby Tompkins ingeniously dissects the Degrees of the lie. In A slight acquaintance with the truth, Ed Goldberg examines lies personal and public. Evelyn Bartlett recalls her affair with man who had a double life in Spies I have known. Rosemary McLeish says that in life, it’s A jungle out there. David Maclaine, reflecting on medieval history, says that often there are No definitive answers. Taking up where Cervine Kauffman left off, Rod Ferrandino names a bunch of ordinary lies in Does this column make me look fat? Our Honorary Black Lambs column salutes authors John Fowles and Dr. Seuss on their March birthdays. Bridge writer Trixie Barkis tells what happens to liars at the bridge table, and it ain’t pretty. Our Black Lamb recipe offers a Pennsylvania lamb favorite, Lancashire Hot Pot. Our consumer column, Wretched Excess, offers another gift suggestion from the Whole Whog Catalog: the Smile Magnifier. Or advice columnist Millicent Marshall exposes the unforgiveable lie of Plagiarism. And Avram Kahn proffers another challenging Black Lamb Word Puzzle.

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