Christian Portilla is passionate about people and her city. She covers community, culture, and lifestyle in Miami and abroad. Follow her work on roamfreewrites.com.
21 days ago | Stage
Little Havana’s first boutique hotel is getting its own play. This fall, Miami Motel Stories will use immersive theater to narrate local history at the historic Tower Hotel in Little Havana. Inspired by Paradise Motel, a play written by local play...
24 days ago | Culture
Earlier this year, the film Moonlight won critics' hearts. The story, adapted from a Tarell Alvin McCraney play by his fellow Liberty City-raised director Barry Jenkins, proved to the world that Miami is fertile ground for filmmakers. Now, Quiet o...
2 months ago | Nightlife
In an era of shrinking dance floors and boring beats, this local party gives the club back to the dancers.
3 months ago | Nightlife
This Saturday, June 10, one of Miami’s favorite Caribbean parties will return to the 305. The Shrine, which DJ Moma began as Everyday People in New York, is back south with eclectic sounds of Africa and the diaspora.
3 months ago | Interviews
Miami’s art-rock five-piece Pans Permia is ever-changing. "Machinery," the band's newest lyric video and an exclusive release for Miami New Times, details humans' ability to make up for our mortal deficits through technology.