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 // 196 Articles
Blogs // 50 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

'The Light of the World' Explores How to Cope When a Light Goes Out | 26 Apr 2015 // 8:05 PM

In April 2012, Ficremariam Ghebreyseus collapsed on the treadmill in the house he shared with wife Elizabeth Alexander. Yet her memoir stubbornly adheres to joy.

'H Is for Hawk' and for Healing | 23 Apr 2015 // 1:00 AM

This book about grief and hawks and T.H. White is so beautifully written that even readers unable to tell robins from parakeets will be entranced.

//Blogs

'Astonish Me' Raised My Eyebrows, But Not for the Reasons You Might Think | 24 Apr 2015 // 4:17 AM

I can only agree with the title. I am astonished.

With 'Spices & Seasons' the Pleasure Is in the Results | 16 Apr 2015 // 5:00 AM

Today's cookbook buyer expects great writing, tight editing, and museum-level photography. We also expect fantastic food.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

"Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" Is Cute but Spooky

// Short Ends and Leader

"This flick is a superficial but eye-popping survey for armchair nature tourists.

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