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.
7 hours ago | Stage
In 1992, Carson Kievman was hard at work on an opera based on the life of a little-known inventor. He and co-writer Thomas Babe were putting the finishing touches on the libretto of the script. Then Hurricane Andrew hit. Twenty-five years later, e...
7 days ago | Culture
Ask Angela Dazzio-Martinez how she's doing in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, and she'll offer a rueful laugh. "I'm not even sure what time I got to work this morning," she admits. The mother of a 4-year-old daughter, Dazzio-Martinez returned to ...
9 days ago | Things To Do
Do you shop when you're stressed? If so, you'll be excited to hear that many Miami-area malls are reopening after Hurricane Irma. And even if you're saving your money for home repairs or new hurricane shutters, you could probably use some time out...
9 days ago | Art
Ordinarily, a building set right on the water with massive windows facing Biscayne Bay wouldn't be most people's choice for a hurricane shelter. But 14 staffers at the Perez Art Museum Miami rode out the storm in the museum's downtown venue — and ...
10 days ago | Lists
You know the usual hurricane preparations: hanging shutters, boarding up your windows with plywood, stacking sandbags. But in Florida, nothing's ever that boring. Plenty of Floridians put their own spin on storm prep — often with hilarious or head...
14 days ago | Art
This morning, Art Basel Miami Beach announced its gallery exhibitors at this December's massive fair at the Miami Beach Convention Center. In any other year, this would be an expected move by Art Basel; the fair usually releases its exhibitor list...