Katherine Arcement

Washington, D.C.

Digital producer

Katherine Arcement was a digital producer for The Washington Post. She left The Post in January 2018. She also contributed to the London Review of Books.
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Martin Luther shook the world 500 years ago, but did he nail anything to a church door?

The symbol of the Protestant Reformation — Luther hammering his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg on Oct. 31, 1517 — may not have happened.

October 31, 2017

Our Lady of Fatima: The Virgin Mary promised three kids a miracle that 70,000 gathered to see

A century ago, on Oct. 13, 1917, the Miracle of the Sun put three children in Fatima, Portugal on the path to sainthood and transformed their village into a place venerated by millions of Catholics

October 13, 2017

A short bike ride put him on a long road to recovery

One family’s saga shows the progress — and uncertainty — in treating traumatic brain injury.

September 9, 2017

With a 25-pound pack, Joe McConaughy breaks Appalachian Trail speed record

Boston-based ultrarunner set the record solo, with no crew or support staff along the trail.

September 3, 2017

Houston’s besieged dams were built 70 years ago after this 1935 flood devastated the city

The Addicks and Barker dams were built in the 1940s at a cost of $4 million to protect the city from dangerous floods.

August 30, 2017

The solar eclipse that made Einstein famous

As excitement builds in the U.S. for the Aug. 21 solar eclipse, a look at the six minutes of darkness in 1919 that transformed Albert Einstein into a scientific rock star.

August 15, 2017

An asteroid was streaking toward Earth. A collision seemed all too possible.

It is Asteroid Day. In 1997, one appeared headed for possible impact.

June 30, 2017

For years doctors wrongly diagnosed these strange episodes as panic attacks

The answer was more complicated, but a relief for this young woman.

January 29, 2017

Student promoting white nationalism on UW-Madison campus exposed as racially-motivated arsonist

Daniel Dropik, 33, was sentenced to five years in prison in 2006

January 27, 2017

Shia LaBeouf charged with assault after allegedly scratching man’s face at live-stream event

LaBeouf was charged with misdemeanor assault by the NYPD following an altercation with a man outside of his ongoing, 24-hour live stream event in the Bronx, according to police.

January 26, 2017