An End-of-Sum­mer Read­ing List

Where New Orleans - - THE GUIDE -

Sum­mer pro­duce may be on the wane, but lo­cal re­tail shelves are groan­ing with a fresh crop of New Orleans-themed books. South­ern Deca­dence in New Orleans (LSU Press) ex­plores four decades of “gay Mardi Gras” through rare pho­tos and ephemera, along with per­sonal ac­counts from those who have done and seen it all. Catch coau­thors Howard Philips Smith and Frank Perez Aug. 28 at the 1850 House (523 St. Ann St.), where they’ll be signing copies. Walk­ing Raddy (Univer­sity Press of Mis­sis­sippi) spot­lights the his­tory and re­cent resur­gence of the Baby Dolls march­ing group, while the city’s se­cond-line pa­rade cul­ture is chron­i­cled in the photo-heavy Free­dom’s Dance (LSU Press).

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