Stefanie Fernández is a freelance music and arts writer for Miami New Times. She received her BA in English from Yale University in 2017. She is always lying on the floor listening to the Replacements' "Unsatisfied."
10 months ago | Lists
With the federal government shut down and Donald Trump tweeting angrily at anyone who dares defy him, it's safe to say 2018 was a shit year. We hope 2019 will be better, but let's be honest: It will probably be worse. But one thing that certainly ...
1 year ago | Music News
After 13 years of selling vinyl and shaping Miami's music scene, Lolo Reskin and Sweat Records have decided to record and release that music themselves. Reskin speaks to New Times about how Sweat Records Records was born.
2 years ago | Calle Ocho
Across Latin America, the unceasing horns and drums and vivid colors of carnival herald the arrival of spring. Traditionally, it's a Dionysian celebration that worships our mortal forms and vices as we prepare for the Christian season of Lent, whi...
2 years ago | Miami Music
Miami is the protagonist of local producer Kaixen's new music video for "Wasting Time." Alongside local alt-R&B singer Native Youth and Orlando soul newcomer Dvwez, Kaixen introduces his own vocals on the track, and the three sing about the anxiet...
2 years ago | Books
"I cannot abandon Havana," Dr. Manolo Rodriguez muses over a cigarette in the opening pages of Robert Arellano's newest novel, Havana Libre. It is the summer of 1997 — the height of Cuba's Período Especial, or Special Period of economic crisis aft...
2 years ago | Art
Vanity Projects isn't your average nail salon. Though it specializes in luxury gel manicures with carefully curated custom nail art from celebrated nail artists, the shop offers a wide range of services at varying price points, such as traditional...