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June 2008 in Black Lamb

Volume 6, Number 6 — June 2008

June 1st, 2008

In our the cover story Greg Roberts (The Last Restaurant) describes the end of dining out in America. Rebecca Owen, in our p. 2 feature (Her own version), tells how her mother dealt with the truth. Gillian Wilce (p. 3) reflects on leaving home for foreign countries (Here & There). Elizabeth Hart (p. 3) remembers when she came face to face with Joni Mitchell and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott (Both sides now). Leslie Russell (Time out, p. 4) advocates taking time when you can.

Former penitentiary dweller Dean Suess describes the sort of work an ex-con can expect in Blue-collar blues, p. 5. In Escape from Moo Corner (p. 6), Cervine Kauffman says that the blues don’t end in the blue-collar world. Jim Patton tells an uplifting tale of a former teacher (Mister) who has found his vocation after leaving it. In Art smarts (p. 8), Toby Tompkins talks about learning about twentieth-century art. Rosemary McLeish (Home is where the yurt is, p. 9) affirms that she learned about the world from her family’s travels when she was a kid. Rod Ferrandino finds calm (Splitting hairs, p. 10) while chopping wood. Ed Goldberg insists in Separate but unequal that black Americans have not yet entered the mainstream. In Tragic bargain, James Edmund Pennington tells why Barak Obama will be, despite the democratic process, the Democratic candidate in November. William Bogert (Prodigious, p. 12) remembers a flashy figure from his student days at Yale. In No safety net, David Maclaine reflects on those whom society has ignored. Cate Garrison, in I am curious… yellow? examines the world of the truly superficial. Claire McLaughlin offers Something cheerful in this time of relentless bad news. In Not-so-foreign affairs Dan Peterson explains Italy’s view of U.S. politics. Our Honorary Black Lambs column honors Pauline Kael on her birthday. Bridge columnist Trixie Barkis shows how the master Terence Reese taught her about defense. Our Wretched Excess column offers an invaluable aid to summer pool parties: Pool Piranhas. Advice columnist Millicent Marshall offers a cure for the disease of hoarding. And Avram Kahn proffers another challenging Black Lamb Word Puzzle. •

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