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.
2 months ago | Culture
Strange stares in the break room. Uncomfortable small talk by the printer. A boss who insists on hugging you. For far too long, women have grown accustomed to awkward and distracting interactions at work, especially in a city such as Miami, which ...
8 months ago | Lists
It’s hard to ignore sexy older women — "bad moms," if you will — especially now that the Mila Kunis-starring sequel is in theaters. Whereas younger women are naively preoccupied with perfecting their Instagram followers-to-following ratio, Miami M...
1 year ago | Sex & Dating
In this flooding inferno we call home, we believe in dating apps the way we believe that Mayor Philip Levine’s pumps will keep the sea from swallowing Miami Beach at high tide. Though the Magic City regularly ranks as one of the worst places for s...
2 years ago | LGBT
It's 2 a.m. on a recent Monday morning, and the Corner is lit. Literally. Every second Sunday, this tiny, hip watering hole hosts its monthly queer party. Tonight an overeager drag queen preparing for her three-minute act with a smoke machine acci...
2 years ago | Longform
Gary Catronio stands in the middle of his daughter Marisa's small bedroom inside a tidy Coral Springs home. A portly New Yorker with a head of white hair and a trimmed white beard, he is careful not to bump or knock anything over. He points to a p...
2 years ago | Miami People
When Lauren Foster was outed as transgender in tabloid magazines in the 1980s, the Vogue model thought her career was over. Rather than slink into the shadows, though, the striking South African blonde mustered the courage to own her gender identi...