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

Hark, hear the bells? The Netherlands Carillon is back in action.

It’s been silent the last few years while undergoing an extensive renovation.

May 11, 2022

The bricklike Argus C3 camera launched countless photographers

The practically indestructible 35mm film camera still has many fans.

May 10, 2022

Winged victory: Readers stick up for the lowly mourning dove

Readers were quick to defend the mourning dove, a bird with hidden talents.

May 9, 2022

Who can say why some things just rub us the wrong way?

If there's love at first sight, surely there can be hate at first sight, too.

May 8, 2022

Not kidding around: The Toys R Us chain got its start in Washington

Charles Lazarus thought the post-war baby boom would be good for business.

May 7, 2022

Those flamingos aren’t the first National Zoo animals to come to grief

Stray dogs used to harass zoo animals all the time.

May 4, 2022

The secret to the Birchmere’s success? Music just sounds good there.

Bothered by bad sound in other clubs, Gary Oelze vowed that the Birchmere would be different.

May 3, 2022

A new dog learns some important tricks: Helping his blind owner

It takes a special dog to navigate the streets of Washington.

May 2, 2022

Some people are irritated by the weirdest things.

I don't like mourning doves or Argus C3 cameras. I can't explain it.

May 1, 2022

Submarine pitch: Remembering the first softball game at the North Pole

Talk about a frozen rope hit. But what became of the bat from that historic game?

April 30, 2022