John Kelly

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


Find it impossible to parallel park? Move to Maryland. The MVA just struck it from the driver’s test.

  • May 20, 2015

Who or what was dragging newspapers in her back yard? Someone as crazy as a fox.

  • May 19, 2015

Veterans from eastern Iowa jet into Washington for a whirlwind tour of the memorials — surprise guest included.

  • May 18, 2015

Shopping for a new nightly crash pad is enough to give you nightmares.

  • May 17, 2015

A blue cat and carved glass panels adorn the library branch. Why? Answer Man has the story.

  • May 16, 2015

Baseball and chewing tobacco go together. Many people wish they didn’t.

  • May 13, 2015

For nearly 80 years this Arlington shoe store has been quieting barking dogs.

  • May 12, 2015

For 30 years, National Gallery of Art employees have been banding together to make music.

  • May 11, 2015

When the empty nest has been refeathered, can you go home again?

  • May 10, 2015

Borneo’s tufted ground squirrel has an impressive tail. But it’s the stories of its deer-killing teeth that are really amazing.

  • Apr 16, 2015
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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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