John Kelly

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


Librarians get this question frequently, but if you think it’s an easy one, you’d be wrong.

  • Nov 22, 2014

Dog pounds, opium dens and hospitals — just a few of the subjects at a D.C. history conference.

  • Nov 19, 2014

A District woman vowed to quit drugs to save her family. Community of Hope helped. You can, too.

  • Nov 18, 2014

Homestretch helps families deal with violence and other causes of homelessness. You can help, too.

  • Nov 17, 2014

When District teens face homelessness, Sasha Bruce Youthwork can help. And so can you.

  • Nov 16, 2014

The bricks that emerged from kilns on New York Avenue NE helped build a lot of Washington.

  • Nov 15, 2014

They met at work, fell in love, got married and still work together. Is this Washington’s closest couple?

  • Nov 12, 2014

Forgotten photos bring a young Marine back to life.

  • Nov 11, 2014

When a Fairfax church decided to honor its WWII vets, it was surprised at how many there were.

  • Nov 10, 2014

When the “For Sale” sign goes up in your neighborhood, everyone is suddenly on display.

  • Nov 10, 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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