Ashley Fetters, Washington Post

Ashley Fetters

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Hoboken, NJ, United States

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Past articles by Ashley:

When your friend group has that one person who won’t get vaccinated

“It’s kind of causing, like, tension,” says one 31-year-old with an unvaccinated friend. “I think she might feel that I’m being difficult on her.” → Read More

Henri rains out New York’s big Homecoming Concert, and washes away the post-pandemic optimism

Central Park crowd gets sent home early from a big show that was supposed to make life feel normal again. As usual, 2021 had other ideas. → Read More

At home during the pandemic, she was the healthiest she’d been in years. Then she was called back to work.

Plagued by a chronic illness, Rachel Hinken had to decide: What does she value more, her income or her wellbeing? → Read More

Britney Spears has been granted permission to hire her own lawyer. Here’s what to know about her legal battle.

What is the #FreeBritney movement? Who has left Britney Spears’s team? All the pressing questions you may have about her conservatorship, answered. → Read More

Good news: The weddings are back on! Bad news: You have to go to all of them.

All those save-the-dates and RSVPs in an onslaught of post-pandemic nuptials can only mean one thing: wedding fatigue. → Read More

Britney Spears expected to speak at a hearing that could affect the future of her conservatorship

Spears has been under the arrangement since 2008. → Read More

When anti-vaxxers want to come to your wedding

Planning a delayed post-pandemic wedding is hard enough without this dilemma. → Read More

This year’s Westminster Dog Show was unlike any other — at a castle, with grass sticking to fur

Because of the pandemic, the dog show was held outdoors at the Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown. → Read More

‘Hacks’ delivers what audiences didn’t know they needed: Jean Smart in a starring role

HBO's "Hacks" elevated Jean Smart, a performer who's consistently dazzled in supporting and ensemble parts to a starring role — and found new ways to showcase her spectacular range. → Read More

Masks are off — which means men will start telling women to ‘Smile!’ again

The pandemic was a respite from a form of harassment that's annoying at best, and threatening at worst. → Read More

Hugs are coming back. Not everyone is thrilled.

Non-huggers enjoyed the year-long break, but now it's open season on affectionate squeezes. → Read More

The astonishing ubiquity of Debbie Allen

The dancer, actress, choreographer, director, Texas native and booster of others' careers is now a Kennedy Center honoree. → Read More

Our long pandemic hair is finally getting cut — and hair donation charities are overwhelmed

Some people have seen their newfound abundance as an opportunity to do some good. → Read More

For the first wave of vaccinated vacationers, venturing into the not-quite-open-world was quiet, cheaper — and a relief

“Vaccination vacations” have almost certainly played a role in the ongoing recovery of the travel industry, but the opportunity is fleeting. → Read More

Some people are lying to get the vaccine, and it’s testing their friendships

"It felt almost like a betrayal,” said one woman after her friend appeared to jump the line. → Read More

Afraid of becoming your parents? Dr. Rick comes to the rescue, smartly satirizing a generational divide.

Yes, he scolds millennials for lapsing into their elders’ habits, but Dr. Rick also gets at a deeper sense of psychological milestones. → Read More

We’re having trouble recognizing each other in masks, and it’s getting awkward

Todd, is that you? Our obscured faces make it hard to spot colleagues, friends, neighbors and even members of our own family. → Read More

Britney Spears’s conservatorship is back in court — and back in the public eye

Over the past week, viewers of “Framing Britney Spears” have resurfaced old interviews and news stories about the pop star, and some have demanded apologies. → Read More

Our pandemic eyebrows are driving us crazy. Can we learn to love them?

Our brow appointments became dangerous, sparking a year of obsessive plucking and chronic self-consciousness. → Read More

'Framing Britney Spears' and the trauma of being young, female and famous in the '90s

"Framing Britney Spears," a new documentary, reframes the star’s rise in the sex-obsessed post-Clinton years and how it affects her current predicament. → Read More