Christian Portilla is passionate about people and her city. She covers community, culture, and lifestyle in Miami and abroad. Follow her work on roamfreewrites.com.
8 days ago | Concerts
Li Saumet and Simón Mejía of Bomba Estéreo will bring their signature electro-tropical sound to the Fillmore on Saturday, August 11. The Colombians, known for their eclectic style and expressive political lyrics, are fresh off the European le...
10 days ago | Books
The Alphabet of Enchantment Island is a bilingual children's book about the magic of being Boricua and the African heritage of Puerto Rico, says its author Yajaira De La Espada. The Afro-Latinx creative of Puerto Rican and Panamanian decent spent ...
14 days ago | Nightlife
Tuesday nights in Miami belong to the Love Below. The weekly party that began as the idea of seven resident DJs and producers has become a staple in the dance and club world. The collective consists of Pazmal, Telescope Thieves, Manuvers, Jun...
16 days ago | Food News
Ryan Echaus and Amanda Cutler are exhausted. The couple who own Atlas Meat-Free Deli say the ongoing two-year process with the City of Miami to open their brick-and-mortar is bleeding them dry. Echaus and Cutler recently took to Instagram in a ser...
23 days ago | Health
If you're a man, you've probably never had to worry about getting catcalled while running, enduring the creepy x-ray vision nod from passersby, taking an Uber to make it home safely before your last mile, or holding your keys between your knuckles...
1 month ago | Lifestyle
There's an unspoken sisterhood among women with curly hair. Could it be the early memories of straightening maintenance? Probably. The all-too-familiar annoyance of strangers reaching for their hair? Absolutely. The lack of products on the market ...