Ryan Pfeffer is a contributor and former Miami New Times music editor. After earning a BS from Florida State University, Ryan joined the New Times staff in November 2013 as a web editor.
1 month ago | Best of Miami
Well, America, it took us 243 years, but it looks as if we're finally, maybe (sort of) becoming just a bit cool about weed. This was a shockingly tough hangup for us to overcome. For some reason, this country was able to tolerate hard liquor, addi...
10 months ago | Reviews
This country does not do earnestness well. We would rather turn you into a meme than lend you an understanding ear. We have trouble digesting sincerity unless it’s wrapped in something less vulnerable. Perhaps that’s part of the reason some folks ...
2 years ago | Longform
Downtown Miami's streets are a stop-and-go roller coaster designed by a renegade gang of evil Disney Imagineers. If you time it wrong — say you arrive right at the end of a Heat game or concert at Bayfront Park (or both, which is a particularly ap...
2 years ago | Film and TV
“There’s been a mistake. Moonlight, you guys won.” Those eight words uttered by La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz sent the internet — and much of the media-consuming world — into a tizzy. A nation watched in disbelief as the Moonlight team cauti...
2 years ago | Music Festivals
In its first year, everything went wrong at the Rolling Loud festival — driving rain, a flooded venue, a smoke alarm that rang throughout the entire festival, all sorts of sound issues, and the unfortunate placement of a barbecue smoker that cause...