Jess Swanson is a contributing writer at New Times. She graduated from the University of Miami and has a Master's Degree from the Columbia University School of Journalism.
4 months ago | Interviews
This year was looking to be the biggest yet for Miami postpunk band Donzii.
4 months ago | Culture
Growing up in Tehran, my mom had always planned to one day name her daughter Shaghayegh, not Jessica. But the 1979 revolution stopped her plans, and she immigrated to America. Still, she was determined to keep her Persian traditions alive in Miam...
6 months ago | Culture
When the Miami-based Caribbean filmmaking collective Third Horizon screened Papa Machete — a film about a Haitian machete-fencing master — at Toronto International Film Festival and Sundance nearly six years ago, co-executive director Jason Fitzro...
9 months ago | Nightlife
Bust out your best Hot Topic tee and try to remember your LiveJournal password, because Miami DJ Jessica Who is bringing all of the eyeliner-stained hits to the downtown bar Mama Tried
11 months ago | Art
Jenna Balfe trespassed on the Miami Circle in downtown to make an offering to the prehistoric Tequesta site.