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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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June 2010 in Black Lamb

Volume 8, Number 6 — June 2010

June 1st, 2010

In the cover essay of our June issue, A Mad Tea Party, Toby Tompkins takes a look at America’s screw-loose political movement. Greg Roberts remembers raising bunnies as a kid with In praise of rabbits. In Name dropping in the Bush League, John M. Daniel relates family anecdotes of the George Bushes, father and son.

Ed Goldberg says that ignorance is epidemic in America in The apotheosis of stupid. Lorentz Lossius’s travel diary paints a vivid portrait of Sydney’s gay district in Buckfuddies. Terry Ross explains the motive behind musical recordings in Quest for the eternal. In my garden tells of the disappointments and triumphs Elizabeth Hart experiences in raising roses. Dan Peterson says that of the Italian beauties of the Fifties, the prize-winner was not Sophia Loren but Silvana Pampanini. In order to make biodegradable funerary urns at home, says mortician Elizabeth Fournier, Save that lint.

Our Honorary Black Lambs column features two new inductees, both Americans: Nobel Prize-winning novelist Pearl Buck and regional novelist Richard Bissell. Our literary sampler features nine tantalizing excerpts from authors mentioned in this issue. In Thank you, Mr. Goren, bridge columnist Trixie Barkis borrows two slam hands from fifty years ago. Our Black Lamb Recipe this month is for Roast Lamb Shanks and Lentils. Advice columnist Millicent Marshall counsels giving pet abusers a dose of Their own medicine. And Professor Avram Khan brings us another challenging Black Lamb Word Puzzle.

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