Brittany Shammas is a staff writer at Miami New Times. She was born in Orlando and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, after her family decided to trade the Sunshine State for the frozen Midwest. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, where she was a writer and editor for the school paper, she promptly moved back to Florida. She covered education in Naples before taking a job at the South Florida Sun Sentinel, where she wrote about crime, general assignment, and education. She joined New Times in 2016.
1 month ago | Longform
Inside a one-room apartment at a rehabbed North Beach motel once called the Paradise Inn, the namesake son of the Greatest leans back in an overstuffed recliner. The blinds are closed, the walls are off-white and water-stained, and the wood floor ...
2 months ago | Longform
Alone in his car on the side of the highway, Corey Jones made his tenth call for help. Tinny music echoed through the speaker of the 31-year-old drummer's iPhone. A streetlight shrouded the gray Hyundai Santa Fe in orange and highlighted bunches o...
3 months ago | Broward News
A culture of misogyny and macho bullying at Magic Leap, a high-profile, billion-dollar virtual-reality startup based in Broward, has put the company behind schedule on its launch date, according to a new lawsuit.
5 months ago | Broward News
Esteban Marcelo Guzman-Santiago, of Fort Lauderdale, received death wishes on Facebook after users thought he was the gunman who opened fire at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
6 months ago | Longform
Just after sunrise on a muggy September morning, Steve Dutton and Tom Lang sip coffee at a sidewalk table in downtown Miami. Steve, who has warm brown eyes and an easy smile, drinks black coffee from La Provence; his husband of 11 years, Tom, blue...
Artist Raymond Brown's Death in Mural Accident Raises Questions About Construction Firm's Safety Record7 months ago | Broward News
Forty feet above Hollywood, Raymond Brown helps his friend Douglas "Hoxxoh" Hoekzema sketch out a design on the side of a new luxury high-rise. The two stand side by side on a narrow platform suspended over the side of the towering condo building....