Stefanie Fernández is a freelance music and arts writer for Miami New Times. She received her BA in English from Yale University in 2017. She is always lying on the floor listening to the Replacements' "Unsatisfied."
3 months ago | Calle Ocho
Across Latin America, the unceasing horns and drums and vivid colors of carnival herald the arrival of spring. Traditionally, it's a Dionysian celebration that worships our mortal forms and vices as we prepare for the Christian season of Lent, whi...
4 months ago | Miami Music
Miami is the protagonist of local producer Kaixen's new music video for "Wasting Time." Alongside local alt-R&B singer Native Youth and Orlando soul newcomer Dvwez, Kaixen introduces his own vocals on the track, and the three sing about the anxiet...
5 months ago | Books
"I cannot abandon Havana," Dr. Manolo Rodriguez muses over a cigarette in the opening pages of Robert Arellano's newest novel, Havana Libre. It is the summer of 1997 — the height of Cuba's Período Especial, or Special Period of economic crisis aft...
5 months ago | Art
Vanity Projects isn't your average nail salon. Though it specializes in luxury gel manicures with carefully curated custom nail art from celebrated nail artists, the shop offers a wide range of services at varying price points, such as traditional...
5 months ago | Lists
Nobody is sad to see 2017 go. It was a chaotic year of political anxiety, social change, and warmongering. If there's one bright spot, it's that music seems to be rebuking the call for nationalism. In fact, music has never been more diverse, and i...
5 months ago | Cocktails and Spirits
Better Days in Brickell found its niche by creating an vintage, intimate bar vibe unlike any other in Miami. This holiday season, it's making good on that promise by bringing a northern Christmas to Miami. Partner Will Thompson describes Better Da...