Spy Museum Approaches Grand Opening

By Southwester Staff The grand opening of the International Spy Museum is just around the corner. The new space, located at 700 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, will feature reimagined, state-of-the-art exhibits illustrating how intelligence has changed the world and continues to impact our lives every day. The first day the museum is open to the public […]

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 […]