Jessica Lipscomb is a staff writer for Miami New Times and a self-identifying and enthusiastic Florida Woman. Born and raised in Orlando, she graduated from the University of Florida with a major in journalism. She has been a finalist for the Scripps Howard Ernie Pyle Award and the Livingston Award for Young Journalists and is the winner of a national Society for Features Journalism award.
2 days ago | News
It's easy to forget when you're sipping a $12 Miami Vice on a bargain-bin weekend cruise to the Bahamas, but cruising can be sketchy business.
3 days ago | News
Last fall, as Miami Beach Mayor Phil Levine decried Ocean Drive as a "disgusting, terrible place," he tasked Commissioner Ricky Arriola with coming up with a plan to fix it. Among the recommendations were more police, fewer umbrellas, and a crackd...
10 days ago | News
Two years ago, a 10-year-old from New York died in the swimming pool on the Norwegian Gem. Witnesses who saw the girl drown said the cruise line clearly messed up: One woman said passengers who were doctors and nurses began life-saving efforts whi...
12 days ago | Flotsam
When Moonlight won Best Adapted Screenplay at this year's Oscars, Miami playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney gave a shout-out to his hometown, waxing eloquently that "we can really be here and be somebody, two boys from Liberty City up here onstage re...
13 days ago | News
Everyone knows parking in Miami Beach is a nightmare. You can waste hours of your life circling for a precious curbside spot, only to have your horrendous parallel-parking skills cause a miniature traffic jam when you finally do come across a spac...
19 days ago | Longform
In a broken-down speedboat off the coast of Cuba, Marty and Dana Gottesfeld watched the sun creep closer to the horizon. Salty wind whipped Dana's chestnut-colored hair as her husband buckled himself into an orange life jacket. The facts were star...