Tarpley Hitt is an editorial intern at Miami New Times.
5 months ago | Longform
It's mid-June in Lakeland, Florida, and Andrew Pollack is hunched over in a pitch-black trailer, gripping a nine-millimeter pistol with both hands, preparing to hunt a school shooter. He assumes what's known as an isosceles stance — feet square wi...
6 months ago | Obituaries
Around sundown Tuesday, the 3600 block of North Dixie Highway in Deerfield Beach was lined with cars. Police blocked off a section of NE 37th Street just outside Riva Motorsports, where the controversial SoundCloud rapper XXXTentacion, born Jahseh...
6 months ago | Crime
Though the rapper had received widespread criticism for allegations of brutal domestic abuse, investigators have not yet determined a motive for the murder of XXXTentacion or made any arrests.
6 months ago | Concerts
Styles, who shot to international fame at the age of 16 with the boy band One Direction before launching his recent solo career, has spent the past eight years performing for stadiums of preteen and teenage girls.
7 months ago | Longform
The corner house on a rich but unremarkable street in Parkland, about four miles from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, belongs to a scrawny 20-year-old with a tree tattoo in the middle of his forehead. He stands about five feet six inches tal...
7 months ago | Animal Planet
Puppy Collection Inc., a Broward County pet shop with interior decor like a Barbie Dreamhouse, sells a range of “teacup puppies” — the extremely small, $1,000 dogs you might find in Paris Hilton’s handbag. The store, whose slogan is “Where celebri...