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Black Lamb


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 2010 in Black Lamb

Volume 8, Number 4 — April 2010

April 1st, 2010

In our cover essay, A regrettable decision, Terry Ross tells of a friend who gave away most of his carefully collected library and wishes he hadn’t. In Foundation for a bitter life, Greg Roberts deplores the sappy television commercials of the Foundation for a Better Life. Thong underwear devotee Beren deMotier describes the most embarrassing moment of her life in A cautionary tale.

In Odd numbers, John Daniel recalls his attempt to learn calculus and his subsequent resolution to not worry about it. Elizabeth Fournier extols the quality and variety of canned food in Food + metal = bliss. Ed Goldberg discusses slang and other characteristics of language in Are you talkin’ to me? In Cattery, Toby Tompkins tells how he left town with one old, sick cat and came back with two young, energetic ones. Dan Peterson remembers how complicated sex was in the Fifties in Hush-hush.

Our Honorary Black Lambs column features three new inductees: poet William Wordsworth, novelist Kingsley Amis, and poet/novelist Robert Penn Warren. Our Black Lamb Recipe is for Loin of Lamb, Béarnaise. In Objects & objects, advice columnist Millicent Marshall shares her thoughts on collecting things. And Professor Avram Khan gives us another challenging Black Lamb Word Puzzle.

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