Jose D. Duran
Jose D. Duran has been the associate web editor of Miami New Times since 2008. He's the strategist behind the publication's eyebrow-raising Facebook and Twitter feeds. He has also been reporting on Miami's cultural scene since 2006. He has a BS in journalism and will live in Miami as long as climate change permits.
26 days ago | Longform
It's a Friday night in January 2011, and a cold front has swept through the city, plunging temperatures to a crisp 51 degrees. On North Miami Avenue, near the corner of 29th Street in Wynwood, a red and green neon sign entices passersby with the p...
30 days ago | Music Festivals
Every December, the art world descends on Miami to participate in Art Basel Miami Beach and the events surrounding it. The people who tend to flock the city for it like to think they're better than the hoi polloi, saying they're here for...
1 month ago | Ultra Music Festival
Last year, the City of Miami kicked Ultra Music Festival, one of the best-known electronic music festivals in the world, out of its longtime home at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. And now, after what can only be described as a challenging editio...
2 months ago | Music Festivals
Last year, a group of music festival veterans announced plans to stage a three-day event on the sands of South Beach. Originally scheduled for 2018, the festival was delayed due to concerns from residents and city officials. That seems to have bee...
2 months ago | Best of Miami
Every summer, New Times picks the best restaurants, bars, shops, and more that make Miami the bizarrely fascinating city it is. While you'll have to wait until June 13 to find out the winners, several local tastemakers have chimed in with their ow...
2 months ago | Music News
In its 14 years of existence, Sweat Records has endured everything from hurricanes to break-ins. However, it's no match for Miami's latest disaster: gentrification, which is quickly sucking the city dry of any unique characteristics. According to ...