Latest from John Kelly

A thrift shop photo album is full of mystery photographs of a D.C. family

Old photos can be hard to keep. Can these be reunited with family members?
  • Jan 27, 2021

Twenty-five years after her death, Eva Cassidy’s music is as timeless as ever

A new documentary on the Washington songbird has been released on YouTube.
  • Jan 26, 2021

The National Zoo’s wild naming inspiration, from Billy Joel to the Golden Girls

Why would anyone name a whooping crane “Mr. Zinc”? The reason is hard to swallow.
  • Jan 25, 2021

Knowing your loved ones’ habits will help guard against evil-clone infiltration

Do you know how to tell if someone near you is an enemy agent with a face transplant?
  • Jan 24, 2021

Washington was once wired with silent sentinels. Many of the call boxes remain.

In the days before 911, firefighters and police used a street-corner communications device.
  • Jan 23, 2021

For locals, this inauguration was like none they’ve ever experienced

It used to be that everyone got into the spirit. This time, the city is locked down.
  • Jan 20, 2021

The past will be present at Montgomery County’s virtual history conference

Confronting our history can teach us a lot in these tumultuous times.
  • Jan 19, 2021

Catch me if you can: An unlikely hummingbird is banded at a Virginia park

Bruce Peterjohn has banded 3,000 hummingbirds. Last week he banded one more.
  • Jan 18, 2021

Cross-purposes: What I learned as a very bad cross-country runner

Cold, wet and covered in mud is no way to go through life.
  • Jan 17, 2021

Pane in the glass: Here’s a clear-eyed look at how you make a curved window

Some Victorian homes have turrets with concave windows.
  • Jan 16, 2021