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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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February 2009 in Black Lamb

Volume 8, Number 2 — February 2010

February 1st, 2010

In our cover article, Do inquiring minds want to know?, Terry Ross does some research and finds, surprisingly, that scientists are not in agreement on global warming, and that global warming may not even be occurring. Former prison inmate Dean Suess resigns himself to praying alone in Church without walls. In Ready for your closeup? Ed Goldberg ponders what lengths people will go to to achieve fame.

Ian Archer investigates his father’s CIA involvement in Little secrets. In Free at last Greg Roberts celebrates getting back to basics now that all the arts have been safely forgotten. Toby Tompkins offers a Lenten pagan solution to the winter blues in Februation. In Torture chamber Leslie Russell adds humiilation to pain during a visit to the dentist. Artist Rosemary McLeish says judging art should be left to artists in Eye of the beholder. In Changes Rod Ferrandino and his wife remake their home business. Elizabeth Fournier takes a look at home burials in Earth to earth. In Neighborhoods, Dan Peterson describes his home in Milan. Terry Ross reviews two books about Shakespeare, one of which persuades him that the real Shakespeare was a genius named Henry Neville. A Shakespeare Quiz offers quotes from the Bard and others. Our Honorary Black Lambs column features two new inductees: novelist Richard Yates and lexicographer James Murry, who oversaw the compilation of the Oxford English Dictionary. In Backwards to success bridge columnist Trixie Barkis shows how a dummy reversal works. Our Black Lamb Recipe is for a crown roast of lamb with new potatoes. In The credulity bug Advice columnist Millicent Marshall offers condolences to a reader whose brilliant nephew became a faddist. And Professor Avram Khan gives us a challenging Shakespearean Black Lamb Word Puzzle.

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