Not Invited to Our Next Dinner Party: Men

But these six women are definitely on the list.
Not Invited to Our Next Dinner Party: Men

A monthly roundup of people we’d like to have over for drinks, food, and conversation.

Photo-illustration by John Ueland. Photograph of Previte by Kate Warren. Photograph of Rales by Clint Spaulding/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images. Photograph of Johnson by JDV-Photography.
Photo-illustration by John Ueland. Photograph of Previte by Kate Warren. Photograph of Rales by Clint Spaulding/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images. Photograph of Johnson by JDV-Photography.

Rose Previte

After turning local diners on to cheese-filled khachapuri at her restaurant, Compass Rose, Previte—who also hosts WETA’s Check, Please! DC—just opened Maydan, specializing in “grandma cooking” from Georgia, Lebanon, and points farther east.

Carol Schwartz

DC history nerds, take note: The former Republican city-council member and five-time mayoral candidate has published a 745-page autobiography.

Emily Wei Rales

Glenstone, the museum in Potomac that Rales founded with her husband, Mitchell, is set to open a 240,000-square-foot expansion in late 2018 that will make it one of the world’s largest privately owned museums.

Jas Boothe

The Army veteran was honored in November for her organization, Final Salute, which finds housing and other services for homeless female veterans.

Melonie Johnson

A year after opening, the $1.5-billion MGM National Harbor hotel and casino has picked Johnson as its new leader. She comes to Washington by way of the top job at an MGM resort in Mississippi.

Alice Crites

The Washington Post’s research editor was responsible for verifying the sexual-abuse allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, as well as sussing out right-wing prankster James O’Keefe’s attempt to infiltrate the paper.

Disinvited!: Men

Ordinarily, dinner-party hosts try to balance sexes around the table. But this has been an ugly time for powerful Beltway men such as Al Franken, John Conyers, and Blake Farenthold. For a month, we’re taking a break from the entire gender.

This article appears in the January 2018 issue of Washingtonian.

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Staff Writer

Benjamin Freed joined Washingtonian in August 2013 and covers politics, business, and media. He was previously the editor of DCist and has also written for Washington City Paper, the New York Times, the New Republic, Slate, and BuzzFeed. He lives in Adams Morgan.