John Kelly
John Kelly
Columnist

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.

Latest by John Kelly

No manifest destiny for the District’s Monroe Building. The name is gone.

No manifest destiny for the District’s Monroe Building. The name is gone.

The office building isn’t on Pennsylvania Avenue, but it’s close enough to take that name.

In 1918, a U.S. Navy ship sank. Last week, a piece of it surfaced in Maryland.

In 1918, a U.S. Navy ship sank. Last week, a piece of it surfaced in Maryland.

Divers return an artifact from the USS San Diego to the family of its owner.

Sundays in the Park with John: Readers reminisce about Langley Park, Md.

We mark our lives by the stores we shop at, restaurants we visit, architecture we pass . . .

Good treaties make good neighbors. Just ask the Canadians.

Good treaties make good neighbors. Just ask the Canadians.

A plaque at 24th and L streets NW celebrates the Rush-Bagot Agreement.