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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 2013 in Black Lamb

Volume 11, Number 3 — March 2013

March 1st, 2013

The All-Sports Issue

In our March All-Sports Issue, Rod Ferrandino remembers his early baseball days in Among the elite. In Academic farm teams, Terry Ross attacks the use of colleges and universities as youth leagues for professional sports. Jim Patton, a lifelong sports fan, says he now has the subject In perspective. In Indian gift, Toby Tompkins salutes the sport of lacrosse. Dan Peterson, for years a professional basketball coach and now a TV pundit, examines doping and game-fixing in Dirty tricks. In Sink or swim, Elizabeth Fournier describes the value of surrendering yourself to jiu jitsu. Ed Goldberg’s interest in sports has cooled now that he recognizes it’s Only a game. In The playing fields of Eton, John M. Daniel makes an argument for the non-competitive life.

Two more personages from the world of literature are ushered into our pantheon of Honorary Black Lambs and The Ultimate Literary Calendar: Colombian novelist Gabria García Márquez and English novelist and travel writer Sybille Bedford. Bridge columnist Trixie Barkis gives an example of when it is correct to Ace your partner’s trump. Our delicious monthly lamb recipe is for Lamb Shepher’s Pie. Advice columnist Millicent Marshall answers readers’ questions about sports. And Professor Avram Khan gives us yet another challenging Black Lamb Word Puzzle.

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