Latest from John Kelly

Riding a bicycle and giving peace a chance, in honor of the brother she lost to war

A Virginia woman just completed inscribing an imaginary peace sign across the USA.
  • Oct 19, 2021

In the 1950s, a top Post editor would travel to area high schools, quizzing students

The current events TV show was called “The Inquiring Editor.”
  • Oct 18, 2021

Times are tough for lovers of vintage cameras. One was just pulled from a plane.

A fellow passenger thought the old film camera he was fiddling with was a bomb.
  • Oct 17, 2021

During the Cold War, D.C. was ringed by Nike missile sites. One had an accident.

The sites were designed to protect the capital against Soviet bombers.
  • Oct 16, 2021

The old Walter Reed is gone. The new Walter Reed wants to hear its stories.

Developers and the DC History Center are teaming up to collect tales of the neighborhood.
  • Oct 13, 2021

A new film explores the life of Odessa Madre, the ‘queen’ of D.C.’s underworld

For much of the 20th century, Madre had her fingers in a lot of illicit pies.
  • Oct 12, 2021

A new film celebrates the Pits, the teenage Eden before Kingstowne, Va., was built

Dirt bikes once threaded through the sand hills and gravels pits of the future development.
  • Oct 11, 2021

After 18 months, I went back to my office. It’s the best place to get office supplies.

Piles of mail awaited my return. I apologize to readers who were hoping for a response.
  • Oct 10, 2021

In 1953, an Air Force pilot steered his crippled jet away from a Maryland school

The school was later renamed in honor of Capt. Francis T. Evans and his selfless act.
  • Oct 9, 2021

The Audubon Naturalist Society is flush with a new donation: Composting toilets

The two-stall comfort station shows you don’t need water or chemicals to get the job done.
  • Oct 6, 2021