Ciara LaVelle is New Times' arts and culture editor. She earned her BS in journalism at Boston University and moved to Florida in 2004. She joined New Times' staff in 2011 and left the paper in 2014, but two years and two babies later, returned.
2 days ago | Books
Anna Kasperski spent the first seconds of 2019 surrounded by people she loves. "I have three really close friends, and we went over to one of their houses. I slept over, and we rung in the new year that way," she explains. "I never really spent Ne...
15 days ago | Celebrities
Today's middle schoolers were years from being born when the '90s TV game show Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? wrapped its five-year run in 1995. But judging from their deafening screams at the Arsht Center yesterday, they were ready for it...
16 days ago | Things To Do
Miami doesn't have the most family-friendly reputation, but parents know there's plenty of fun to be had here in Vice City. Beyond the wild club nights and fancy cultural events, South Florida is home to a world of activities designed to keep kids...
17 days ago | Culture
Last year, Ryan Murphy's "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" captivated audiences with the grisly tale of Andrew Cunanan, whose 1997 killing spree ended with the shooting of the famous fashion designer on the steps of his S...
1 month ago | Art
Longtime readers of New Times arts coverage will remember the insight and whimsy of reviews penned by Carlos Suarez de Jesus, who critiqued Miami's rising art scene from 2003 until just a couple of years ago. The "Art Brute," as his column dubbed ...
1 month ago | Culture
Get ready to see a lot of Miami on the big and small screens next year. Magic City stories seem to be in demand in Hollywood. Maybe it's the effect of Moonlight's 2017 success at the Oscars, or maybe film directors and TV producers are finally rec...