John Kelly

Washington, D.C.

Local columnist

Education: University of Maryland, BA in English

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 has edited Weekend, founded KidsPost and been a general assignment reporter in Metro, and he has done journalism fellowships at Harvard and Oxford.
Latest from John Kelly

Last call for Silver Spring’s Tastee Diner

After 88 years — and one crosstown move — the venerable diner closed suddenly.

March 22, 2023

How did one of Jimmy Carter’s solar panels wind up in Takoma Park?

The panel is a symbol of what once was and what could be again.

March 22, 2023

Store windows along Wisconsin Avenue showcase art with a message

Bifurcated portraits illustrate women's hardships.

March 21, 2023

People of the past will be present at the D.C. history conference

“The best part about history is there’s never a dull moment.”

March 20, 2023

Spring is in the air. So are my winning haiku.

Look! Up in the sky! It's this year's winning springtime haiku.

March 19, 2023

The naked truth about streaking at the University of Maryland

Did jogging without clothes start in College Park? The students back then say so.

March 18, 2023

Need your blood pressure checked? Head to the fire station.

If they aren't busy, firefighters are happy to check your blood pressure.

March 15, 2023

A bruising Beltway battle ends in seeming victory for toll lane foes

Gov. Hogan made it personal, say his critics. Now they're the ones smiling.

March 14, 2023

Pondering the pandemic in pictures. Plus: Send your squirrel photos!

Every day for more than a year, Debra Naylor sketched life in covid times.

March 13, 2023

Some shoe-leather reporting on the weird way men’s shoes are laced

I've become obsessed with the laces on men's shoes.

March 12, 2023