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This Miamian started an eye-popping greeting card shop

Julie Brumlik, founder of Open Card Now, traveled across Asia and found the inspiration to bring 3D pop-up cards to Miami.

/ July 12, 2021


A ‘serious museum’ in a tourist playground

Tucked between a pizza place and a late-night diner, you just might stumble into Miami’s quirkiest museum. It’s full of objects collected by one man who has lived all around the world.

/ June 8, 2021


Miami artist Chire “VantaBlack” Regans summons power through portraiture

Acclaimed Miami-based artist Chire “VantaBlack” Regans spoke with The New Tropic about her passion for evoking truth from her portraits and commitment to using her craft in service of the community.

/ May 20, 2021


Miami history: What was there before?

Everything changes, including some beloved childhood haunts. Take a trip through some treasured spots in Miami’s past, from bakeries, to bowling alleys, to a center for snakes.

/ April 23, 2021


Locals to Know: Juliana Tafur dares you to “Listen Courageously”

The director behind the documentary “List(e)n” has partnered with The New Tropic and sister publications for “Listen Courageously – From Coast to Coast,” a virtual event redefining meaningful communication.

/ April 15, 2021


Locals to Know: Lolo Reskin talks Sweat Records’ Sweet 16 and more

Sweat Records owner co-founder Lolo Reskin spoke with The New Tropic about the Miami music hub’s 16th birthday, its history, and what comes next.

/ March 11, 2021


Miami music in March 2021: Here’s what’s new right now

Afrobeta’s new documentary, “Birthright,” is coming out as part of the Miami Film Festival. 📸: @cristinaisabelrivera Tomorrow is Bandcamp Friday, when more of the money you pay for music goes directly to your favorite artists. But it’s also been a hot minute since we’ve done our infrequent This Week in Miami Music feature, so we […]

/ March 4, 2021


Locals to Know: Florencia Franceschetti on making it in Miami

Hustling as an independent creative was hard before the pandemic hit – thriving in the wake of it is nothing short of miraculous. But that’s just what Florencia Franceschetti has managed to do. Here’s her story.

/ February 26, 2021


How to make delicious, boozy, creamy Haitian cremas

Cremas is kind of a Haitian version of egg nog or coquito, aka it’s delicious. We couple of locals to teach us how to make it.

/ February 16, 2021


Is Miami too shallow for folks to find love? It’s complicated

We spoke to a few Miami dating experts who told us that finding love here is more complicated than it seems.

/ February 5, 2021