Jess Swanson is a staff writer at New Times. Born and raised in Miami, she graduated from the University of Miami’s School of Communication and wrote briefly for the student newspaper until realizing her true calling: pissing off fraternity brothers by reporting about their parties on her crime blog. Especially gifted in jumping rope and solving Rubik’s cubes, she also holds the title for longest stint as an unpaid intern in New Times history. She left the Magic City for New York to earn her master’s degree from Columbia University School of Journalism, where she spent a year profiling circumcised men who were trying to regrow their foreskins for a story that ultimately won the John Horgan Award for Critical Science Journalism. Terrified by pizza rats and arctic temperatures, she quickly returned to her natural habitat.
13 hours ago | Sex
At tonight's commission meeting, the City of West Palm Beach is planning to ban "conversion therapy" on minors. It's a cruel practice that essentially stigmatizes homosexual attraction as a mental illness. Similar bans have recently passed in Miam...
4 days ago | Politics
Donald Trump repeatedly declares that this election has been "rigged" against him and, at Wednesday's debate, announced that he'd leave the country "in suspense" on whether he would accept its outcome on November 8. Yesterday he said he would only...
5 days ago | South Florida Sports
As if it wasn't painful enough that the Miami Hurricanes lost to the Florida State Seminoles by one point earlier this month, Broward County Mayor Marty Kiar, a lifelong UM fan, spent Tuesday's eight-hour commission meeting uncomfortably dressed i...
6 days ago | Broward News
Fort Lauderdale's parking scofflaws beware; the City has found a strange new way to strong-arm drivers to pay outstanding parking fines. By blocking a driver's view, The Barnacle uses two commercial grade suction cups to latch onto winds...
7 days ago | Economy
Yachts are becoming bigger and more luxurious, forcing the marinas were they dock to adapt, too. As the yachting capital of the world, officials say that Fort Lauderdale must upgrade, expand, and redevelop the Las Olas Marina to maintain its title...