Frances Stead Sellers

Senior writerWashington, D.C.

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And how Scottish independence would threaten it.

  • Sep 17, 2014

The first black Rhodes Scholar and longtime Howard University professor, whose ashes had been stored for decades in a can, is laid to rest at Congressional Cemetery.

  • Sep 15, 2014

Alain Locke, an architect of the Harlem Renaissance, had a profound influence on black culture.

  • Sep 12, 2014

The glittery fete celebrated the donation of rough-cut diamonds to the Smithsonian.

  • Sep 10, 2014

The radio reporter talks about being on air at a grouchy time, and being bicultural in Washington.

  • Sep 5, 2014

President Obama has arrived in Wales for the NATO summit. Here are some Welsh phrases he might need to put to use in the next few days.

  • Sep 3, 2014

After The Washington Post wrote about one ambassador nominee’s long wait for confirmation, the Senate voted. Others in his same position continue to wait in limbo.

  • Aug 22, 2014

Artwork by chain saw? McLean artist has found a new way to visualize family trees.

  • Aug 14, 2014

Two pioneers in the revival of spoken Latin show us how our presidents might sound if they could speak like Cicero.

  • Aug 13, 2014

Some educators believe the ancient language is key to literacy. Listen in at one of their camps.

  • Aug 8, 2014
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Frances Stead Sellers is senior writer at The Washington Post magazine. She joined the magazine in 2014 after spending two years as the editor of the daily Style section, with a focus on profiles, personalities, arts and ideas. Prior to that, Frances ran The Post’s Health, Science and Environmental coverage, including the battle over health reform, the Gulf oil spill and a series of stories about military medical care that was a Pulitzer finalist. She has also been deputy editor of Outlook. Frances came to The Post from Civilization, the bi-monthly magazine of the Library of Congress, which she helped launch in 1994 and which won a National Magazine Award for General Excellence in its first year of publication.
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