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February 2011 in Black Lamb

Volume 9, Number 2 — February 2011

February 1st, 2011

The All-Men Issue

In this issue devoted to the subject of Men, Terry Ross lists some of the things that were expected of a boy and man when he was growing up. In our page 2 feature, It’s the language barrier, boys, Beren deMotier, a lesbian wife and mother, admits that she started liking men much better when she stopped dating them. John M. Daniel remembers a botched trip he took On the road to manhood.

In Manly man, former penitentiary inmate Dean Suess recalls a fellow prisoner and his strange manifesto. In Young men, Benjamin Feliciano paints a small portrait of two friends. Examining differences between men and women, Ed Goldberg insists that men can be Housebroken. We are introduced to men of another culture in Lorentz Lossius’s Turkey diary, Part 4. In Well-viewed, Elizabeth Fournier flashes back on some of the sorry slobs she’s had blind dates with. Greg Roberts insists that it is man’s duty, either literally or figuratively, to put Meat on the table. In What is a man? Toby Tompkins takes up where Ed Goldberg left off and finds few differences between the sexes. Dan Peterson celebrates an Italian sports legend, Cesare Rubini, in The Godfather.

Our Honorary Black Lambs column honors three new inductees: Scottish novelist Muriel Spark, London diarist Samuel Pepys, and American Nobel Prize winning writer John Steinbeck. Our Literary Sampler offers thirteen brief selections by writers mentioned in this month’s issue. Editor Terry Ross clarifies the origin of the sentence “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.” With A man’s world advice columnist Millicent Marshall addresses this issue’s topic. And Professor Avram Khan gives us another challenging Black Lamb Word Puzzle.

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