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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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January 2011 in Black Lamb

Volume 9, Number 1 — January 2011

January 1st, 2011

Eighth Anniversary Issue

In the cover article for this Eighth Anniversary Issue, Greg Roberts looks at the last eight years and wonders if we are devolving as a species and allowing civilization to gradually fade away. In End Times, Dean Suess looks at the ends of millennia and makes some observations about the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century. In Betrayed, Benjamin Feliciano tells how his best friend left him high and dry.

In Turkey diary, Part 3, we present another soulful selection from Lorentz Lossius’s 2004 travel journal. Ed Goldberg criticizes those who long to return to the past in Hell, no! Toby Tompkins says we ought to emulate the Quakers in their pacifism and rather than Support the troops, pity them. In The norther, John M. Daniel tells a family story of an unusually candid conversation during a storm. Patsy Tompkins says that if she were a boy, she’d be Colorblind. In My hero, Elizabeth Fournier salutes fitness guru and glitter boy Richard Simmons. Dan Peterson reflects on IQ tests and learning foreign languages in Learning.

Our Honorary Black Lambs column honors three new inductees: innovative novelist John Dos Passos, Albany novelist and historian William Kennedy, and high society critic Edith Wharton. Our Literary Sampler offers sixteen selections by writers mentioned in this month’s issue. Our Black Lamb Recipe is for Spring Lamb Daube with Fava Beans. With Anniversaries, we reprint a classic Millicent Marshall advice column. And Professor Avram Khan gives us another challenging Black Lamb Word Puzzle.

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