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 // 239 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

The View From There: Joan Didion's 'South and West' | 17 Mar 2017 // 3:30 AM

Joan Didion went on the road 50 years ago. The trenchant observations, however fragmentary, are timely.

'Is It All In Your Head?' When Imaginary Illness Is Real | 8 Mar 2017 // 9:15 PM

Is it all in your head? According to neurologist Suzanne O'Sullivan, it doesn't really matter.

//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

Players Lose Control in ‘Tales from the Borderlands’

// Moving Pixels

"This is an interactive story in which players don’t craft the characters, we just control them.

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