Latest from John Kelly

A harmonica strikes a discordant note in the airport security line

Readers share the false alarms that created “magnetometer moments.”
  • Oct 25, 2021

A blast from the past: A 14-year-old’s In and Out list from 1973 is strangely familiar

Sheila McDonald’s list was rejected by Washingtonian, but makes for fun reading now.
  • Oct 24, 2021

Eyes on the skies: Army vet remembers life at a Nike missile site

With plenty of airlines in D.C. skies, radar operators had lots to practice with.
  • Oct 23, 2021

More cases of mistaken identity in the airport security line

Some entirely innocent objects look sinister under the gaze of the X-ray machine.
  • Oct 20, 2021

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