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April 2011 in Black Lamb

Volume 9, Number 4 — April 2011

April 1st, 2011

The All-Women Issue

In our cover story, Terry Ross explains why spring and summer are the sexy seasons. In our page 2 feature, Dean Suess tells women that it’s time to Move on beyond hating men or defining themselves in comparison with men. In My uncle’s women, John M. Daniel looks back on the peculiar, and peculiarly generous relationships of his uncle Neil.

Greg Roberts writes about the opportunities for females in America and Europe in Free women. In No wiser, Ed Goldberg holds forth on the role of women in American society. Toby Tompkins delineates a curious breed of woman who must always be The star of the room.

In Powerful women, Elizabeth Fournier heaps praise on Erin Brockovitch and Severn Suzuki. George Scott swoons over local pulchritude in The most beautiful. In Housewife power, Dan Peterson contends that it was women who brought about the downfall of Salvador Allende in Chile. Rebecca Owen muses on the unlikely characters of Little Women in Marmee. In Auntie Clark, Rosemary McLeish a terrifying figure of her childhood. Sage Cohen muses on her brief career as a nude model and a doctor who changed sexes in The truth about Debbie. In The trouble with mother, Gillian Wilce reflects on generations of mothers in her family. William Bogert paints a portrait of his beautiful, strong-minded mother in My elegant mom.

Our Honorary Black Lambs column honors English poet George Herbert and American novelist and playwright Thornton Wilder. Our Black Lamb Recipe is for grilled lamb chops with salsa verde and yogurt sauce. In our Wretched Excess column we salute a unique publication, Modern Drunkard. Managing Editor Owen Alexander announces the appearance of The Ultimate Literary Calendar for 2012 and hails Black Lamb’s move to Cupertino, Calif., just down the road from Apple. In ZPG, advice columnist Millicent Marshall extols childless women writers. And Professor Avram Khan gives us another challenging Black Lamb Word Puzzle.

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