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 […]

Catch the 007 Aston Martin at the new Spy Museum

A sneak peak of the International Spy Museum soon to open at L’Enfant Plaza this spring gives a few clues to what might be lurking inside. Under covering is the most beautiful silver car that is none other than an Aston Martin DB5 that first appeared in the 1964 James Bond thriller “Goldfinger.”  Ingenuity and imagination […]

“Everything in Existence” is Exciting and Existential

Everything in Existence is an adventure from the known world into unknown possibilities. The exciting new show at ARTECHOUSE, until March 10, is the first North American solo exhibition for the internationally-acclaimed Italian artist studio fuse*. The 10-year retrospective features four installations by artists Mattia Carretti and Luca Camellini, who created these works with software that processes data derived […]