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.
3 days ago | News
There are a lot of skills that can be learned over a long weekend in a Holiday Inn ballroom. Meditation techniques. Speed reading. The basics of budgeting. But a new bill moving through the Florida Legislature wants to add something a bit more tec...
4 days ago | News
Miami appointed its first female city attorney, Lucia Allen Dougherty, way back in 1984. In fact, women have held the city's top legal position for 16 of the past 33 years. But when a staffer in Commissioner Ken Russell's office was flipping throu...
10 days ago | Drugs
While you've been sitting at your stupid desk all week, thousands of sunburned Midwesterners have been bonging beer and Instagramming selfies at the beach for spring break. It's unfair, but you can't blame them for taking advantage of the weeklong...
11 days ago | Politics
Eleven times in one year, Miami Police received calls for help at a tree-lined, three-bedroom house in Miami's Coconut Grove neighborhood. Some came from tenants in distress inside the home. Others were placed by neighbors concerne...
14 days ago | News
Since Donald Trump's election, minority groups have been under attack by hateful speech and unrelenting harassment. Jewish community centers across the nation have been the victims of bomb threats, and anti-Muslim groups have tripled. In Miami, a ...
17 days ago | News
Spring break season is upon us. Starting in late February, thousands of tourists have descended on Florida to fulfill their warm weather fantasies. Between now and April, many of them will make pit stops in Miami and Fort Lauderdale before heading...