Ciara LaVelle is New Times' arts and culture editor. She earned her BS in journalism at Boston University, moved to Florida in 2004, and landed a job as a travel writer. For reasons that seemed sound at the time, she gave up her life of professional island-hopping to join New Times' staff in 2011. She left the paper in 2014 to start a family, but two years and two babies later, she returned in the hopes that someone on staff would agree to babysit. No takers yet.
9 months ago | Things To Do
“Hello, my friends!” A greeter standing at the entrance to Young at Art Museum's new exhibit, "Welcome to You & Me," offers a smile and a few rules: No shoes allowed. (They might damage the plush carpeting.) Not too many kids inside at a time....
10 months ago | Concerts
Are you ready for Rolling Loud this weekend? Not if you haven't planned your itinerary. This year, the festival is bringing scores of rap and hip-hop artists — 164 in all — to Hard Rock Stadium for a three-day smorgasbord of music. That means you'...
11 months ago | Books
Everywhere Cecile Richards goes, women ask her one question: "What should I do?" The organizer, women's health advocate, and self-described troublemaker recently spoke at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas. There, she recalls, "The n...
12 months ago | Film and TV
Last night's Green Book's Best Picture win spoiled the 2019 Academy Awards for many viewers. But before that film, which has been widely criticized for its "white savior" story line, took home the night's biggest prize, the Oscars seemed to be mak...
1 year ago | Film and TV
Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade has been one of South Florida's most beloved sports figures for over a decade. He's also in the middle of his final season in the NBA, with plans to retire later this year. But don't be too sad when he's gone, Wade Coun...
1 year ago | Music News
Get ready for another hip-hop takeover, Miami. Rolling Loud announced today an impressive lineup for its 2019 festival, taking place May 10 through 12 at Hard Rock Stadium, including headliners Migos, Travis Scott, and Kid Cudi.