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Krewe of Nyx: from largest and fastest growing parade to chaos

In the city that turns fun and festivity into an art form, Carnival is the pinnacle. And while some traditions go back more than a century, the all-female parading Krewe of Nyx became a major attraction in less than a decade. A rapid sequence of controversies over the past year, however, has put a harsh spotlight on the super krewe. Fault lines first began to appear when founder and captain-for-life Julie Lea posted a meme on Instagram declaring “All Lives Matter.” She made the post during the national upheaval over the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin.
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