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 // 217 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

Living Outside of Language With Jhumpa Lahiri's 'In Other Words' | 30 Mar 2016 // 3:30 AM

Lahiri's sense of alienation informs all of her writing and makes In Other Words, an achingly lonely, interior work.

What Doesn't Kill You Will Surely Give You Heartburn | 8 Feb 2016 // 9:05 PM

When reading The Bare Bones Broth Cookbook, food safety and strange adaptations of classic recipes may come to mind.

//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

'SUPERHOTLine Miami' Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

// Moving Pixels

"SUPERHOTLine Miami provides a perfect case study in how slow-motion affects the pace and tone of a game.

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