Brittany Shammas is a staff writer at Miami New Times. She covered education in Naples before taking a job at the South Florida Sun Sentinel. She joined New Times in 2016.
2 days ago | Sex & Dating
Producers of The Bachelor have a sweet spot for South Florida. Over the nearly 17 years the ABC show has been on the air, there have been plenty of, uh, memorable cast members who hail from the Miami area.
6 days ago | News
During the last year or so, the #MeToo movement has empowered scores of people to come forward with long-buried allegations of sexual assault. Because most states have statutes of limitations for crimes other than murder, though, victims' attempts...
Possible Scott Israel Replacement Is Judge and Former Cop Once Accused of Beating DUI Suspect UPDATED7 days ago | News
As Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was sworn in this week, rumors swirled that Broward Sheriff Scott Israel would soon be removed from office over his agency’s botched response to the Parkland school shooting. One possible replacement for perhaps th...
9 days ago | Environmental
Florida's 800-plus miles of beaches are by far the state's top tourist attraction. They draw more visitors than all U.S. theme parks and national parks combined. More than 40 percent of tourists head to Florida for its beaches, and beach tour...
13 days ago | Environmental
Two years ago, when Miami Beach commissioners wanted to reduce smoking on city beaches, they had only one option: asking nicely. Florida is one of a few states where municipalities cannot regulate tobacco use, so the commission created voluntary s...
14 days ago | Longform
Except for a scattering of white-haired regulars, the grandstand overlooking the old dog track at the Palm Beach Kennel Club is almost empty on a cold-for-Florida December day. Wearing hearing aids and World War II veterans' hats, a group of four ...