Ellen McCarthy



The MacArthur Foundation announces 21 “genius” fellows for 2014 and gives each $625,000.

  • Sep 17, 2014

The niece of Don Graham led the newspaper into the digital age during a tumultuous time.

  • Sep 2, 2014

Five years ago, in a summer storm, the Murrays lost a mother and a sister. Today, inspired by memories, they are thriving.

  • Aug 18, 2014

Proponents say consuming the organ can fight post-partum depression, help milk supply and boost energy.

  • Aug 5, 2014

Pete Cahall spent decades hiding his homosexuality. Only at Wilson High was he able to say he’s gay.

  • Jul 20, 2014

The D.C.-based author will read from “The Stager” on Tuesday night at Politics and Prose.

  • Jul 7, 2014

As more Americans just say no to gluten, critics dismiss the diet as a scheme by greedy food companies.

  • Jul 6, 2014

‘Wondrous Beauty’ recounts the story of a Baltimore woman and her ill fated marriage to the brother of Napoleon

  • Mar 14, 2014

In “Flappers,” Judith Mackrell profiles six iconoclastic women who made the 1920s sizzle.

  • Jan 16, 2014

Things didn’t immediately click between Katherine Chon and Bradley Myles.

  • Nov 29, 2013
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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. Since 2009 she has anchored the Style section’s OnLove page, writing extensively about weddings, love and relationships.
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