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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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April 2008 in Black Lamb

Volume 6, Number 4 — April 2008

April 1st, 2008

In our cover story, Familiar music, Cate Garrison tells of a friend who discovered late in life that she was Jewish and had two brothers. In Quixotic chocoatl, Leslie Russell uses our page 2 feature spot to wax eloquent on New World ambrosia. After a horrible school shooting in the U.S., Dan Peterson tells why such things don’t happen in Italy in School violence.

In Love, possibly, Claire McLaughlin confesses that at sixty-four she has finally begun to understand what love is. Karla Powell remembers a spring love affair in April is the cruellest month. Ed Goldberg asks if zombie movies are A metaphor for life. In The spice of life, Gillian Wilce is thankful for the internationalism of London. Toby Tompkins examines declining and expanding birthrates in ZPG. Stephen Starbuck, a new father, salutes his daughter in Cogitus interruptus, or, her first pun. David Maclaine is glad snippets of the classics survive in contemporary culture in Gone but not forgotten. Rebecca Owen curses her garden and an annoying plant in Vinca victrix. In Senseless moves, Dean Suess maintains that relocation of prisoners is part of their punishment. Rosemary McLeish, from Glasgow, laments the despoliation of the Scottish countryside in Glen Fruin. Bud Gardner (Remodeling springtime) relates how a lovely season can still be satisfying as one gets older. Actor William Bogert remembers as theater director from hell in One for the seesaw. Rod Ferrandino admits in Minutiae that the larger issues of life seldom occupy his thoughts. In our Honorary Black Lambs column we salute English novelist Charlotte Brontë on her 192nd birthday. Bridge columnist Trixie Barkis tells how experts can generally say that their play is Not just a guess. Our consumer column Wretched Excess offers a do-it-yourselfer’s godsend: Liquid Hammer™. Advice columnist Millicent Marshall advocates the abolition of cell phone use in automobiles in There oughta be a law. And Avram Kahn proffers another challenging Black Lamb Word Puzzle.

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