Diane Leach

Diane Leach has a Master's Degree in English Literature from Humboldt State University. When not writing for PopMatters.com, she blogs at Theinsufficientkitchen.com. She can be reached at [email protected]

Features // 5 Articles
Columns // 4 Articles
Reviews // 219 Articles
Blogs // 61 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

Grief and Guilt in a Jewish Family | 25 May 2016 // 10:00 PM

This postwar Jewish family is splintered by a child's death in Elizabeth Poliner's As Close to Us As Breathing

To Read 'Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart' Is to Fully Inhabit Haworth Parsonage | 15 May 2016 // 10:00 PM

Claire Harman's biography of Charlotte Bronte sheds new light on a woman too often confounded with her beloved heroine.

//Blogs

'Meathooked' Gets Hung-Up on Its Own Problems | 17 Apr 2016 // 9:15 PM

Beneath a thin veneer of science journalism lies a vegetarian manifesto.

Where Are All the Black Cooks in America's Rich Culinary History? | 16 Mar 2016 // 4:38 AM

Rich in culture and historical detail, Toni Tipton-Martin's The Jemima Code acknowledges a culinary legacy too long overlooked.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Hitchcock's 'Suspicion', 'I Confess' and 'The Wrong Man' Return in Blu-ray

// Short Ends and Leader

"These three films on DVD from Warner Archives showcase different facets of Alfred Hitchcock's brilliance.

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