Frances Stead Sellers

Senior writerWashington, D.C.


Whether it overdoes or underdoes the preparations for the visit of Pope Francis, Philadelphia risks reinforcing the notion that it is a second-rate stopover between Washington and New York.

  • Aug 30, 2015

  • Aug 24, 2015

Country-folk duo Robin and Linda Williams have rallied opposition from all sides with their catchy protest ditty.

  • Aug 14, 2015

Atlas Corps aims to build “a global network of changemakers,” bringing people, and their experiences, to the U.S.

  • Jul 27, 2015

Mixed emotions for those who were there.

  • Jul 14, 2015

After the riots and the damage inflicted, the arts community may be the city’s best chance at redemption.

  • Jun 10, 2015

These Washington notables more share their number ones.

  • Jun 3, 2015

There are medical benefits to simply being outdoors, he says, so he’s built a database of D.C.’s green spaces.

  • May 28, 2015

Jim Supica talks about what makes a great gun — and weighs in on whether he’s a good shot

  • May 21, 2015

Mark Beecher, who will be aiming to win the Virginia Gold Cup just hours before the Kentucky Derby, offers his thoughts

  • May 1, 2015
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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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