The Renaissance Perfected: Architecture, Spectacle, and Tourism in Fascist Italy - D. Medina Lasansky
Read this and you will never look at breastfeeding the same way. I swear.

This is a collection of essays that look at the Renaissance and, in some cases, its influence on mostly the Sopranos. I didn't really care about those essays to be honest. However the essay about the speaking statues in Rome was wonderful and ties nicely into Freedom of Speech issues. The essay, "The Way You Wear Your Hat" will make you re-think stardom. There is also an essay about Venice vs the Venice of Vegas.

But that mother's milk essay was great.