Ciara LaVelle is New Times' arts and culture editor. She earned her BS in journalism at Boston University and moved to Florida in 2004. She joined New Times' staff in 2011 and left the paper in 2014, but two years and two babies later, returned.
19 hours ago | Reviews
In the opening minutes of Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story, an adolescent girl prostitutes herself to a man, murders him with his own gun after he refuses to pay, and walks away wearing a smile.
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1 month ago | Books
Maybe you're feeling frustrated by politics. Maybe issues like police violence, racial discrimination, and poverty in communities of color feel unsolvable. Maybe you read the news each morning and wonder, How in hell did this country get so screwe...
1 month ago | Art
Neon lights embody Miami's essence. They're simultaneously bright and shady, buzzing and beaming above hotel foyers and diner doorways, advertising restaurants, pawnshops, and strip clubs. Live in South Florida long enough, and you get used to the...
2 months ago | Art
The biggest week of the year in Miami, where arts is concerned, started today. Though the biggest events of Art Basel and Miami Art Week won't get underway until this weekend, some local creatives could look back on tonight as a turning point in t...