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 // 223 Articles
Blogs // 62 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

Ruth Ozeki on Making Peace With the Mirror | 18 Jul 2016 // 9:05 PM

What did her face look like before her parents were born? Ruth Ozeki decided to find out.

'Bukowski In a Sundress' Is a Book You Should Judge By Its Cover | 24 Jun 2016 // 3:30 AM

Kim Addonzio's memoir in essay ain't no summer beach read. Be very happy.

//Blogs

'Rachel's Blue' Left Me Perplexed | 11 Jul 2016 // 5:30 AM

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

'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.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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