Silent Spring by Rachel Carson- still so relevant! and unbelievable!
Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics by Rebecca Solnit- one of my favorite writers- "The Walmart Biennial" essay is brilliant, if not so sad.
The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa by Michael Kimmelman- an interesting angle on art and life that includes Ray J and also introduced me to Hugh Francis Hicks's Mt. Vernon Museum of Incandescent Lighting.
Teachers as Cultural Workers: Letters to those Who Dare to Teach by Paulo Freire- Freire is ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!! and a much needed voice! His book, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, is next in line.
Relational Aesthetics- Nicolas Bourriaud
(almost finished with) Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace...One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin- an interesting angle on how one pursues a path of making a difference in the world. AND it resulted from a failure.
I also started (but didn't finish and had to return it to the library)
Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma