Ellen McCarthy



Years after an accident paralyzed him at age 12, he has found new confidence at college.

  • Feb 18, 2015

Sure, hearts and flowers are fun — if you’re a kid or maybe a retiree. For everyone else, commercialization ruins real romance.

  • Feb 13, 2015

Scientists scoff at the popular notion that the routine astronomical event brings with it a wave of turmoil.

  • Feb 3, 2015

Lauren Kamnik was determined to be a mother. Within 13 months, she became one — three times over.

  • Feb 3, 2015

Kassie Edwards reported her attack, but she fears increased media coverage will dissuade others from reporting theirs.

  • Jan 21, 2015

When bosses and booze mix, the results are amazing — as long as you’re not the one naked in the lobby.

  • Dec 11, 2014

The benefits of “Friendsgiving” include no travel, no drama and the ability to sleep in your own bed.

  • Nov 25, 2014

Asexuals — people who feel no sexual attraction or desire — are working to raise awareness.

  • Nov 24, 2014

Washington waves its banner of wonkiness with costumes centered on political and current events.

  • Oct 30, 2014

Morgan Harrington’s parents offer solace for relatives of Hannah Graham, gone since Sept. 13.

  • Oct 16, 2014
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Ellen McCarthy grew up in Allegany, NY and began her career at The Post in 2001, covering local technology companies for the Business Section. For several years she wrote The Download, a weekly column about the D.C. tech scene. In 2006 she moved to the Weekend section to cover arts and entertainment. From 2009 to 2013 she anchored the Style section’s OnLove page, writing extensively about weddings, love and relationships. Today she writes feature stories and profiles for Style.
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