Brittany Shammas is a staff writer at Miami New Times. She covered education in Naples before taking a job at the South Florida Sun Sentinel. She joined New Times in 2016.
1 day ago | News
North Bay Village has a hard-earned reputation for political shenanigans. The tiny city, comprising three man-made islands between Miami and Miami Beach, spent its early years as a meeting place for mobsters and other shady characters. Since then,...
4 days ago | News
It would seem to be a sorry state of affairs when a college student has to choose between massive debt and sleeping with a rich old dude for cash, but Seeking Arrangement spokesperson Brook Urick says, actually, that's not what the company is about.
9 days ago | Media Watch
Fusion burst onto Miami's media landscape in August 2013 with splashy hires, an influx of cash from Disney and Univision, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Gov. Rick Scott, who pledged millions to get the venture off the ground. In the fou...
10 days ago | Longform
Michael DeFilippi peers down a dingy Miami Beach alley a few blocks from Ocean Drive, watching intently as two men in red T-shirts and baseball caps disappear into the early-evening darkness. He's absolutely, positively convinced they're drug deal...
14 days ago | Crime
Late last year, the Miami Beach stoner whose exploits in arms dealing became the basis of War Dogs, agreed to dismiss his lawsuit against Warner Bros., in which he'd claimed the company stole parts of his memoir and falsely marketed the movie as a...
16 days ago | Environmental
The highlight of the Museum of Ice Cream — the absurdly popular, made-for-Instagram installation that opened last month in Miami Beach — is the pool filled waist-deep with millions of rainbow-colored plastic sprinkles. It's the stuff of social med...