Latest from John Kelly

Here’s the story on ‘Virginia is for lovers,’ one of history’s greatest tourism slogans

Even the ad execs who created it in 1969 thought it might be too risque.
  • Jul 24, 2021

Some people go to extreme lengths to soothe their neurotic dogs

Music, TV, radio and yoga chants are just some of the ways to deal with separation anxiety.
  • Jul 21, 2021

Listen up: The Smithsonian wants people to plot the sounds of D.C. on a map

Do you hear what I hear? The new interactive map aims to capture music and more.
  • Jul 20, 2021

It’s been 20 years since the morning it felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest

Think you’re having a heart attack? Take it from me: Don’t hesitate to dial 911.
  • Jul 19, 2021

In space, no one can hear you bark: We’re teaching our dog about going into orbit

When we leave the house, Archie the yellow Labrador listens to an arcane YouTube video.
  • Jul 18, 2021

On the house: Wrens are nesting in my backyard bird box. I couldn’t be happier.

House wrens are making themselves at home. Catbirds are squawking up a storm.
  • Jul 7, 2021

As DeMatha grads get ready to reunite, memories turn to an epic football block

Could the game film from 1970 DeMatha-Northwestern contest still be out there?
  • Jul 6, 2021

Had a bad day? It can’t be worse than the bad days compiled in this new book.

“None of this would be worthwhile or interesting if it wasn’t 100 percent true.”
  • Jul 5, 2021

Whether it’s a Greek play or an American sitcom, nothing lasts forever

How much of what we understand today will be understandable to future generations?
  • Jul 5, 2021

The story behind the District’s ‘Taxation Without Representation’ license plates

It all began in 2000 with an email to a local radio program. Or did it start earlier?
  • Jul 3, 2021