John Kelly

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


Where once was written “Surrender Dorothy” on a rail pass over the north Beltway, “Fugazi” is now scrawled.

  • Dec 28, 2014

When a District grandmother faced homelessness, Community of Hope stepped in to help.

  • Dec 27, 2014

A trivial pursuit: Test your knowledge of D.C. history with John Kelly’s fiendishly difficult quiz.

  • Dec 24, 2014

Caring for cancer-stricken daughter, a Northern Virginia woman gets 4 jobs as her business and house slip away.

  • Dec 23, 2014

For some young people seeking their GED, the future’s so bright they have to wear shades.

  • Dec 22, 2014

Among the memories that come flooding back each year: My grandmother ironed her tinsel.

  • Dec 21, 2014

Answer Man’s readers corner the market on memories of Tysons and point out an out-of-time photo.

  • Dec 20, 2014

COLUMN | Homestretch provided a helping hand and a place to live for a mom on hard times. You can help.

  • Dec 17, 2014

Wall Street’s loss was Washington’s gain. Meet Kelly McShane, the dynamo behind Community of Hope.

  • Dec 16, 2014

Dan Davis, Sasha Bruce Youthwork’s man in the van, reaches out to homeless teens.

  • Dec 15, 2014
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John Kelly writes "John Kelly's Washington," a daily look at Washington's less-famous side. Born in Washington, John started at The Post in 1989 as deputy editor in the Weekend section. Since then, he's edited Weekend, founded KidsPost and been a general assignment reporter in Metro. John is a graduate of Rockville High School and the University of Maryland and has done journalism fellowships at Harvard and Oxford. He once washed Julia Child's dirty dishes. In his spare time John plays drums in Washington's second-best Monkees cover band.
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