Brittany Shammas is a staff writer at Miami New Times. She was born in Orlando and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, after her family decided to trade the Sunshine State for the frozen Midwest. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, where she was a writer and editor for the school paper, she promptly moved back to Florida. She covered education in Naples before taking a job at the South Florida Sun Sentinel, where she wrote about crime, general assignment, and education. She joined New Times in 2016.
3 days ago | News
Before voting to ban floating billboards in his city, Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine told the company behind the concept that it was an "interesting business." He must have meant it: A month and a half later, he's now using their services to adve...
4 days ago | Celebrities
A South Florida woman is locked in a fierce legal battle with DJ Deadmau5 over the name of her cat-themed website.
10 days ago | Crime
At least eight police officers, their guns drawn, moved in on a white Range Rover. Nine patrol cars blocked the road at the corner of Fourth Street and Alton Road in Miami Beach. Another cop restrained a police dog. The driver — a black man — had ...
11 days ago | Lists
It's Sunshine Week, a nationwide initiative to promote transparency in government, so what better time to run through five bills that could chip away most at Florida's open-records law?
13 days ago | News
Yesterday the gods of spring break and social media gifted us with a video of a woman twerking atop a Miami Beach Police ATV for a few short but magical seconds. Today they’ve smiled upon us once more. Behold: As the sun sets behind Miami, a woman...
17 days ago | News
Standing at beach entrance points, "goodwill ambassadors" turn away coolers and floats. Police cruisers and SUVs, their lights flashing, congregate on the sand. And along the causeways, license-plate scanners monitor who's coming into the city. We...