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.
10 days ago | Art
Jenna Balfe trespassed on the Miami Circle in downtown to make an offering to the prehistoric Tequesta site.
1 month ago | Culture
In addition to hosting a monthly queer astrological party, Eleventh House has launched an online directory of Miami mystics, whose services include tarot readings, birth chart consultations, reiki sessions, and manifestation candles.
4 months ago | Culture
For far too long, Miami’s mystical community, with its roots in Santería and voodoo, has been overshadowed by The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina or the crystal shops of the Northeast offering discounts on psychic readings in October. Unlike Disney...
10 months ago | Culture
When Jessica Weiss was laid off from her job earlier this year, the local journalist contemplated the kind of reporting she wanted to do next. Women were coming forward under #MeToo. Politics were dividing the nation. “I knew I wanted to do someth...
11 months ago | Culture
If you buy into the witch cliche s—pointy hats, flying broomsticks— Miami might seem an awfully sunny place to headquarter a coven compared to, say, the rainy and foggy Pacific Northwest. But to be a witch is to be misunderstood. They bear the rid...
1 year ago | Culture
For society to function, humans obey a set of laws (i.e., thou shalt not kill). But if you drive in Miami long enough, you’ll witness the disintegration of the moral fabric that's supposed to hold us all together. Whether it be the city's geograph...