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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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July 2011 in Black Lamb

Volume 9, Number 7 — July 2011

July 1st, 2011

In the cover story of our July issue, Ed Goldberg, reflects on the Law of Unintended Consequences, which states that our best intentions can put us on The road to hell. In Class act, our language specialist Joel Hess reflect that in England, you are how you speak.

John M. Daniel writes of his mother’s death, probably by her own hand, in Starlight in Minneapolis. In Serious thought, Denver resident Benjamin Feliciano supposes that he is undergoing an “information age identity crisis.” Elizabeth Fournier sings the praises of periodic fasting in Feeling flush(ed). In the second installment of a travelogue called A Hobbling Tour of Florence & Rome, Toby Tompkins ponders the effect of World War II on the Italian countryside, Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, ghettos, and soccer, among other things. Terry Ross says that our attitude toward research animals, zoos, and pets shows that our casual incarceration of our fellow creatures is Cruel, but not unusual.

We welcome three writers from three different generations into our pantheon of Honorary Black Lambs: Candia McWilliams, Elizabeth Taylor, and Alice Munro. In Throw-in, bridge columnist Trixie Barkis advises a suit-by-suit examination before playing to the first trick. Our lamb recipe is for Leftover Lamb and Artichoke Risotto. In Bumpers, birds, & bees advice columnist Millicent Marshall answers readers’ questions on three topics. And Professor Avram Khan gives us another challenging Black Lamb Word Puzzle.


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