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 // 232 Articles
Blogs // 63 Articles
//Features

Ayn Rand and the World She Made | 8 Nov 2009 // 2:59 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 // 4:00 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 // 8:05 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 // 3:00 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

Naomi Duguid's 'Taste of Persia' Demystifies and Enchants | 30 Nov 2016 // 2:30 AM

Duguid is particularly well-qualified to address the jewels in Persian cuisine's crown: exquisite rice cookery and a vast array of flatbreads.

'The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2016' Takes a Different Approach, This Year | 21 Nov 2016 // 2:30 AM

When I learned that the content chosen for this anthology had been selected by high school students, I got nervous.

//Blogs

Misled by 'The Chef's Library' | 11 Oct 2016 // 8:05 PM

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

'Rachel's Blue' Left Me Perplexed | 11 Jul 2016 // 4:30 AM

There are times when a reviewer and book simply do not jibe.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Exposition Dumps Don't Need Dialogue in 'Virginia'

// Moving Pixels

"Virginia manages to have an exposition dump without wordy exposition.

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