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John Kelly

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


Washingtoniana patrons are waiting to hear how they’ll access D.C. history materials.

  • Aug 24, 2016

The perfect vacation is one where you don’t even think of doing anything.

  • Aug 23, 2016

What started as a group of volunteers has turned into an active, robust congregation.

  • Aug 22, 2016

Call me a clueless dad. The surreal circus is no place for a little kid.

  • Aug 21, 2016

A new documentary celebrates D.C. blues mainstays Mark Wenner and the Nighthawks.

  • Aug 10, 2016

For 30 years, this guy has been collecting records that look like Beatles records but aren’t.

  • Aug 9, 2016

Some family stories are too amazing to be believed. There’s a reason for that.

  • Aug 8, 2016

Talk about heavy metal. These weighty Yamahas have played a ton of D.C.-area music.

  • Aug 7, 2016

Answer Man searches for Rockville Pike’s lost sculptures.

  • Aug 6, 2016

John Kelly recalls the strange history of Harrison Dyar, D.C.’s adulterous, tunnel-digging mosquito expert.

  • May 10, 2016
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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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