John Kelly

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


The greatest human invention is the inside. So why do so many people want to go outside?

  • Jul 6, 2015

In July 1975, a pair of audacious teens threw the country’s first rock- and-roll convention. This is their story.

  • Jul 1, 2015

Meet Little Ricky. In China, he was on the menu. In Washington, he’s a celebrity canine.

  • Jun 30, 2015

When push comes to shove, how come some of us misuse double doors?

  • Jun 29, 2015

If you’re “a man of substance,” good luck finding a dress shirt that will fit.

  • Jun 28, 2015

Look out below! Here’s how a D.C. ballplayer caught a ball thrown from the Washington Monument.

  • Jun 27, 2015

When you’re peckish on the Potomac, sail on up to the Nauti Boat, a floating snack bar.

  • Jun 24, 2015

He’s a magic man: Welcome to Ballston’s new magic theater.

  • Jun 23, 2015

Twice the doors, twice the trouble: Are double doors really that hard to use?

  • Jun 22, 2015

For Father’s Day, the collected wisdom of 59 fathers, from the famous to the unsung.

  • Jun 18, 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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