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 dianesleach@gmail.com.

Features // 5 Articles
Columns // 4 Articles
Reviews // 207 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

'The Pawnbroker's Daughter' Tells Us How to Write Well and Live Beautifully | 25 Aug 2015 // 1:30 AM

Maxine Kumin's final memoir is painfully brief, but like all her work, ever lyrical.

Disco, AIDS and Nuclear War Permeate Jane Smiley's 'Early Warning' | 23 Aug 2015 // 9:05 PM

Smiley doesn’t overlook defining political moments in part two of her trilogy, including the 1981 presidential election of Ronald Reagan and the ensuing sociopolitical shift rightward.

//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

Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

// Sound Affects

""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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