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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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March 2011 in Black Lamb

Volume 9, Number 3 — March 2011

March 1st, 2011

In this month’s issue, Terry Ross argues that the military is on the wrong track in America and that the universal draft should be reinstated and made permanent. In our page 2 feature, Greg Roberts nominates himself Culture Czar. John M. Daniel recalls a memorable friend in The Artie Shaw business.

In Stand up and be counted Elizabeth Fournier brings us up to date on vertical burial. Toby Tompkins goes riding in Horse nonsense. Ed Goldberg remembers two performers in Out on the edge: Leonard Cohen and Captain Beefheart.

Lorentz Lossius contributes another chapter from his 2004 Turkey diary. In White Grass Ranch, Patsy Tompkins recalls her first exhilarating experience of the West. Benjamin Feliciano paints a portrait of his best friend, Brian. Dan Peterson tells how he went from being a dorky American to a well-dressed Italian. We reprint a Final exam for eighth-graders from Kansas in 1895. And in Please, spare us, Editor Terry Ross begs for relief from groan-inducing wordplay and lousy faux puns.

Our Honorary Black Lambs column honors three new American inductees: poet Robert Lowell and novelists Frank Norris and Rebecca Brown. Our Literary Sampler offers thirteen brief selections by writers mentioned in this month’s issue. Bridge writer Trixie Barkis analyzes a tricky hand and we serve up another delicious lamb recipe. Advice columnist Millicent Marshall dispenses wisdom. And Professor Avram Khan gives us another challenging Black Lamb Word Puzzle.

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