The Southwest Spoon: Ode to Masala Art

When owner Atul Bhola opened Masala Art on 4th St., SW in July 2014, my wife and I simply could not stay away. We relished in the complexity of the Murg Makhani, with its thick, tomato-based curry that could turn the plainest of chicken into a delicacy, and the Saag Paneer with melt-in-your-mouth cheese and […]

The Education of “The Heiress” – Exclusive Interview with Actress Kimberly Schraf

“The Heiress” at Arena Stage, playing through March 10, is a classic melodrama. The heroine, Catherine Sloper, is a plain-looking, exceedingly wealthy woman in mid-19th century New York City who takes a journey towards becoming an independent, strong human being when she discovers love. On the other end of the social scale is Maria, the parlor maid, played by actress […]

Sounds of Southwest: Thursday

In 2018, there were 365 days of music in our neighborhood—that is one show every night. This amazing statistic has inspired a new monthly column: Sounds of Southwest. Each month, “The Southwester” will explore a new venue, band and genre. We will explore the unique fabric that is our Southwest neighborhood, and we will do […]