New Look for D.C. United as 2024 Season Opens at Audi Field

Audi Field in Southwest. Courtesy of D.C. United By Melissa Silverman After a disappointing end to the 2023 campaign, D.C. United is rebuilding nearly from scratch ahead of a scheduled February 24 season opener at Audi Field.  This offseason, D.C. United hired a new head coach, Troy Lesesne, and General […]

RhinoRAM: Children’s Cybersecurity Book Authored by SW Resident

By Southwester Staff The Southwester is proud to highlight artists, writers, and creators that live in the neighborhood and make our vibrant DC quadrant what it is. In this issue, we highlight Southwest resident Adom M. Cooper and congratulate him for the December 2023 publishing of a children’s cybersecurity book […]

Arena Stage Brings DC History to Life with New Show

Tempestuous Elements director Psalmayene 24. Courtesy Scott Suchman By Southwester Staff The life of Anna Julia Cooper, spanning over a century from 1858, when she was born into slavery in Raleigh, North Carolina to her death in 1964 in Washington DC,  is one filled with dramatic moments.  Tempestuous Elements, opening February […]

SWNA Emergency Preparedness Task Force Seeks Volunteers

Neighbors interested in serving as a Vice-Chair of the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Emergency Preparedness Task Force, known as “Southwest Strong!” please contact Ben Curran at benimon at hotmail.com  The term would be for one year with the option to extend longer.  Southwest Strong! works with other organizations to promote disaster […]

Arena Stage Presents Diverse Lineup for Second Half of 2023-24 Season

Step Afrika! performs “The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence.” Photo by Jati Lindsay. Courtesy of Arena Stage By Southwester Staff  January brings a new calendar year for making resolutions and trendy lists of what’s in and what’s out. It’s still the middle of the planned theater year, however, and Arena […]