Soupergirl Zucchini Soup Let’s talk Soup. It’s the season:  The sniffles.  The drizzles.  The times it’s harder to get out of bed with every progressive day that ends in ‘y’…  Those old wives were wise about the chicken noodle, but as it turns out, other… Read More

Masters of Illusion

Is it impossible, or is it illusion?  The award-winning television series Masters of Illusion: Impossible Magic escaped from the screen to the stage for a series of LIVE shows this weekend at the Strathmore Music Center.  Showstopping magicians, escape artists and illusionists – including Mark… Read More

Beaujolais (and Beauty) Nouveau

by Casey Valerie Linsey “Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé!” The new Beaujolais has arrived! To celebrate the arrival of the purple-pink, fruity wine, the Alliance Française hosted its annual Beaujolais Nouveau party at the historic Washington Club on Dupont Circle Friday evening. Despite the night’s freezing… Read More


If you’ve ever seen a Cirque du Soleil performance, you know it’s not your typical juggling, clowns and trapeze circus… but a show of human agility, strength and bravery.  It’s also usually a “circus” with a story.  Well, kind of. Quidam, one of Cirque’s original… Read More


It’s the birthplace of the Beale Street Blues.  Famous for Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis.  But who knew it could barbeque with the best of the South?Memphis BBQ owners Chris George and Yolanda George Turman have taken their Tennessee roots and turned them… Read More