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October 2009 in Black Lamb

Volume 7, Number 10 — October 2009

October 1st, 2009

The All Hotels & Motels Issue

In the cover article of our All-Hotels & Motels Issue, Terry Ross remembers some rather disappointing lodgings but also the cheapest of all, a tiny joint on the island of Crete. In our page 2 feature Gringo responsibility, Greg Roberts says that it is the white man’s duty to throw money at the natives. In Motel effluvium, Elizabeth Fournier relies on forensic skills to clean up a stinky room in Fresno. Toby Tompkins writes A love letter to a wonderful albergo in Florence, Hotel Beacci Tornabuoni.

Cate Garrison recalls spending her adolescent vacations in dreary, pious gusethouses in Methodist misery. In Room at the inn, Ed Golberg surveys the various hostelries he’s stayed in, from Africa to Key West. In What I want Rosemary McLeish contends that the best lodgings reflect the culture and ways of life of the countries they’re in. Elizabeth Hart remembers her belated honeymoon in Two Texans in Europe. In Family units, Beren deMotier recalls working in her family’s motel. Musing on a horrible motel stay, Leslie Russell remembers all those blinking lights in Red light district. In Peterson of Arabia, Dan Peterson reveals that he didn’t stay in Dubai’s Burj Al Arab hotel (at €50,000 a night) but he did have dinner there. Rod Ferrandino offers Free advice on how to make the most of your American motel visit. We welcome October birthday authors Sylvia Plath and John Keats into our pantheon of Honorary Black Lambs. Our Black Lamb Recipe reprises our signature dish, Blackened Lamb Chops. Bridge columnist Trixie Barkis advises gathering whatever evidence you can from the play of the hand in Information, please. Advice columnist Millicent Marshall answers questions hotel tipping and those little bottles of liquor in your room. And Professor Avram Khan offers another challenging Black Lamb Word Puzzle.

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