Diane Leach

Diane Leach has a Master's Degree in English Literature from Humboldt State University. She writes for PopMatters.com and blogs at Theinsufficientkitchen.com. She can be reached at [email protected]

Features // 5 Articles
Columns // 4 Articles
Reviews // 242 Articles
Blogs // 64 Articles
//Features

Ayn Rand and the World She Made | 8 Nov 2009 // 3:59 PM

Ayn Rand set out to remake reality as if it were an ill-fitting dress: by sheer will, she tried to fashion a Balenciaga gown from a housedress.

Moonwalking | 7 Jul 2009 // 5:00 PM

My God, could that man dance. Michael Jackson moved like the love child of Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse.

//Columns

2013 Was a Fine Year to Have Your Head In a Book | 12 Jan 2014 // 9:05 PM

Five books published in 2013 that stayed with me, that I found myself urging on others, that I now say to you, Hey! Read this!

Riding Into a Nightmare: 'A Train in Winter' | 22 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM

Caroline Moorehead's A Train In Winter, like Daniel Mendelsohn's The Lost, leaves nothing to the imagination, a decision that makes reading it simultaneously engrossing and deeply disturbing.

//Reviews

Sometimes, a Budweiser Is Better | 5 Jun 2017 // 5:30 AM

Recreating the world's oldest fermented drinks should make for entertaining reading material. It doesn't.

Joyce Carol Oates' 'Dis Mem Ber' Paces the Blurred Line Between Horror and Reality | 31 May 2017 // 3:30 AM

For all the horror, the blood and ugliness, nothing in these pages is all that unthinkable.

//Blogs

Home Culinary Exploration Has Never Been More Fervent | 18 Jan 2017 // 9:15 PM

Ever wondered what the difference between cinnamon and cassia is? The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs will teach you.

Misled by 'The Chef's Library' | 11 Oct 2016 // 9:05 PM

What cookbooks do the great chefs use? Great question. Too bad that was only in chapter one.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

'Doctor Who': Casting a Woman as the Doctor Offers Fresh Perspectives and a New Kind of Role Model

// Channel Surfing

"The BBC's announcement of Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor has sections of fandom up in arms. Why all the fuss?

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