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Ella is Washington City Paper’s City Lights editor. She grew up in D.C. and first came to City Paper as a summer intern in 2019, then joined full-time in January 2022. She enjoys playing her electric bass and drinking too much coffee.

Ella’s latest stories

Dimming the City Lights

A look back at 41 years of City Paper’s artsy things-to-do section, through the eyes of 11 people who’ve helmed it.

In 1981, Alona Wartosfky was restless […]

Charlie Burg is Growing Up

The Detroit-bred, New York-based singer-songwriter brings his coming of age anthems to DC9, right as they reach unprecedented heights.

“A car doesn’t have to be some heavy symbol of freedom or youth or some shit,” […]