Diane Leach

Diane Leach has a Master's Degree in English Literature from Humboldt State University. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, New Mobility, and The Collagist. She can be reached at [email protected]

Features // 5 Articles
Columns // 4 Articles
Reviews // 204 Articles
Blogs // 53 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

'Lovers At the Chameleon Club' and the Stories We Tell Ourselves | 28 Jul 2015 // 9:05 PM

Lou Villars is a French athletic champion -- and a spy for the Nazis.

Consider, If You Will, the Pig | 12 Jul 2015 // 9:05 PM

Mark Essig's Lesser Beasts is an edifying, surprising, and sometimes sad history of the other white meat.

//Blogs

When the Past Sits at Your Dinner Table: 'The Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook' | 9 Jul 2015 // 6:00 AM

Fania Lewando wrote the first European vegetarian cookbook in Yiddish. Then the Nazis the came.

The Struggle for Literacy, the Need for Booze, the Bay Area Book Festival | 22 Jun 2015 // 5:53 AM

As the Bay Area Rapid Transit escalator carried me upward, toward the first annual Bay Area Book Festival (6th and 7th, June), I repeated my new mantra. I would buy no books.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Guster + Kishi Bashi Perform at Central Park Summerstage (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Guster's Summerstage performance was a showcase of their infectious and poppy music from the last 24 years.

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