Coming up in this week's Gambit

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- In our cover story, Alison Fensterstock explores the world of "sissy rappers" and their popularity on the New Orleans bounce-rap scene, with great photos by Cheryl Gerber. Next week, Alison will be on the blog to take your questions and share some of her favorite New Orleans bounce tracks (sissy and non-sissy) in streaming audio, including some by our cover subjects, Big Freedia and Sissy Nobby.

- Back to school! A special section for newcomers and locals alike, focusing on the best clubs, the best eats on a student budget, shopping tips to trick out your new student life, and a rough (very rough) guide to New Orleans Facebook groups.

- In commentary: Hashing out the history -- and the differences -- between Levees.org and the American Society of Civil Engineers. Can we all get together on an 8/29 Commission?

- Also: reviews of Irma Thomas' new CD, sculptor Robert Tannen's new show, a look at where to get the best banh mi sandwiches, and more more more...

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