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

How do you rehang a massive Alexander Calder mobile? Very carefully.

The National Gallery's East Building is again filled with an airy sculpture.

September 28, 2022

Chewing over chutzpah with two ace practitioners of the craft

Chopped liver it ain't: Pondering the many moods of chutzpah.

September 27, 2022

A new sign at Whitman High will celebrate its demolished dome

In 1962, the Montgomery County school unveiled an architectural gem: a geodesic dome.

September 26, 2022

Cooler weather is nice, but it’s not enough to end biting mosquitoes

We need a frost or hard freeze to put these biters down.

September 25, 2022

In 1979, area Girl Scouts fought to save one of their favorite camps

Bequeathed by the wealthy Carolyn Caughey, Rockwood was a bucolic setting for scout trips.

September 24, 2022

A computer glitch told D.C. residents about years-old pothole repairs

The emails came last week, sent when a database was purged.

September 21, 2022

Marriott’s new Bethesda headquarters celebrates the company’s past

What started in D.C. with a root beer stand is now a company with 8,100 hotels.

September 20, 2022

The queen may have died but the collectibles she inspired live on

Royal collectibles stay strong while interest in collectible plates and figurines wanes.

September 19, 2022

Estonia claims to have not four seasons, but five. What’s the deal?

Whatever that extra season is, it must be a good one, right?

September 18, 2022

In 1938, Maryland’s Claire McCardell started changing women’s fashion

Her designs were simple yet stylish as well as comfortable and even came with pockets.

September 17, 2022