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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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March 2009 in Black Lamb

Volume 7, Number 3 — March 2009

March 1st, 2009

In our cover article, Rank heresy, Owen Alexander takes “an irreverent look at four lionized modern artists.” In Under the weather, our page 2 feature, Londoner Gillian Wilce says that “the only thing certain about London’s climate is its uncertainty.” Ian Archer tells a story of fishing to get over a broken heart in A way back.

Toby Tompkins offers some advice on how to deal with a conversational bully in Zen and the art of conversation. In Auntie Clark Rosemary McLeish remembers a one-time friend of her family. Leslie Russell prescribes gourmet cooking as an antidote to the post-partum blues in Baby food. In Going south, Ed Goldberg takes a look at the curious land below the Mason-Dixon line. Cervine Kauffman wonders why proponents of planned death are so enthusiastic in Anxiety breeds euthanasia. Bud Gardner discusses the eternal renewal of baseball season in Spring hopes eternal. In The poet, Elizabeth Hart shares her bitter-sweet memories of a former boyfriend. Rod Ferrandino holds forth on Snow Birds in Okeechobee or bust! In On the losing side, Dan Peterson admits that he cannot combat his wife’s insistence on saving everything that comes into the house. In his final Black Lamb column, The impersistence of memory, longtime contributor David Maclaine confesses that his ability to recall facts is beginning to fail him. Terry Ross defends his attack on atonal music, printed last month, in Unrepentant dilettante. Our Honorary Black Lambs column honors three writers — Tom Wolfe, Tennessee Williams, and Dirk Bogarde — on their birthdays. A poem by the late Peg Bracken, author of the I Hate to Cook Book, celebrates the ideal national bird, the chickadee. Bridge columnist Trixie Barkis offers two hands to answer the question “to duck or not to duck.” In Wretched Excess, we offer yet another product from the Whole Whog Catalog, the useful Watermelon Seed Vacuum. Advice columnist Millicent Marshall adds her own advice on how to get conversational bullies to shut up. And Professor Avram Khan gives us another challenging Black Lamb Word Puzzle.

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