Molly Minta is an intern at the New Times.
3 months ago | Longform
On a Saturday morning in 2013, Shalonda Rivers woke up early, ate a breakfast of microwaved oatmeal, and put a mop to her linoleum floor. It was the first step in her weekend cleaning routine, an ongoing battle against grime, pests, and mold that ...
After Neglect by Officials During Irma, Liberty City Activist Opens Warehouse to Help With Next Storm4 months ago | Environmental
The Monday morning after Hurricane Irma made landfall, Valencia Gunder woke up feeling hopeless. Her house in Liberty City had flooded. Power was out across her neighborhood and would be for days. Though cell service was spotty, texts from her nei...
4 months ago | Longform
The bay off South Beach's Sunset Harbour glitters with the reflection of city lights. Onshore, Purdy Avenue is empty save for a few glossy cars with quiet, expensive motors and the occasional scurrying cockroach. It's midnight on a Friday, and the...
4 months ago | Concerts
The 48-minute companion video for Janelle Monáe’s 2018 album, Dirty Computer, begins with projections of a naked man and woman, then cuts to projections of them clothed in white tracksuits emblazoned with the letter “D.” “You were dirty if you loo...
4 months ago | Health
Though heroin-related deaths in Miami-Dade reached an all-time high in 2016 and South Florida continued to lead the nation in new HIV diagnoses, there's some good news: Opioid deaths are decreasing, according to a study from the Florida Depar...
5 months ago | News
From the parking lot, Dinner Key Marina, the largest wet slip dock in Florida, looks great: White yachts and sailboats bob on blue water under the blue sky. But try to enter the marina, and you’ll be jolted out of any reverie by signs that say “Ca...