Young Readers: More Binge, Less Complaints

By Kitty Felde “It’s not that kids don’t like to read. It’s that they don’t like feeling like they’re forced to read.” That’s Eric Berman’s mantra.  Berman is Teen Services Coordinator for the Alameda County Library in California. He says the key is getting reluctant readers hooked on something.  Anything works, he says – comic books, graphic […]

Unity in Diversity Across New Exhibitions at National Museum of Asian Art

By Sheila Wickouski The Freer Gallery of the Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art will celebrate its 100th anniversary in May 2023. James McNeill Whistler’s “harmony in blue and gold,” the Peacock Room, had been on display since the gallery opened and is now accessible to the public again after a renovation.  A new exhibit […]

Riverside Baptist Marks 165th Anniversary

By Georgine Wallace On September 25th, Riverside Baptist Church  held a special service to mark its 165th anniversary. Members of the public who missed the celebration of this historic occasion can still walk into the church’s atrium and view their rotating history exhibit of photographs and artifacts that highlight milestones in the church’s history. Please […]

Art in Transit returns to L’Enfant Plaza

By Southwester Staff The L’Enfant Plaza metro station’s entrance at Maryland Avenue and 7th Street SW is currently the site of an art display. After hearing that the entrance was going to be closed for repairs, SWBID reached out to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to see how they could bring some life […]

Southwest Resident Anita Maynard-Losh to Direct Holiday at Arena Stage 

By Sheila Wickouski The Arena Stage 2022-23 theater season starts off with a Philip Barry’s classic rom-com Holiday which runs from October 7 to November 6.    Almost 100 years old, this glittering story of opposing societal hierarchies and differing views of success is still a timely commentary on what is a life worth living […]

October Events Mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Southwester Staff The Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TJBCF) invites all to join the celebration of its Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Wednesday, October 19, at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom and the TDJBCF Facebook live.  The celebration will include invited guest speaker Dr. Lori Wilson, a two-time breast cancer survivor and Associate […]