Latest from John Kelly

Beer bottles and cans hidden behind the drywall? I’ll drink to that.

In some houses, workers left behind proof they were there — and they drank on the job.
  • Sep 22, 2021

It’s not a matter of if. The walls in these houses do talk, through hidden messages.

Carpenters often like to sign their work, even if no one will see it. Usually.
  • Sep 21, 2021

Engaging the outer eye at Arlington’s famed Inner Ear Recording Studios

As the Abbey Road of D.C.’s punk scene prepares to close, let’s explore its artwork.
  • Sep 20, 2021

Great escapes: Remembering other zoo animals that have made a run for it

Bear, wolf, eagle. They have all escaped from the National Zoo.
  • Sep 19, 2021

In 1948, one demonstration of a ‘hands-off’ B-17 fight landing almost went very wrong

The air show at Bolling Air Force Base featured a bomber flown by remote control.
  • Sep 18, 2021

Tress distress: She cut off her record-setting hair. Now she has to adjust.

In an instant, Zahab Kamal Khan lost the locks she’d had for almost 18 years.
  • Sep 15, 2021

And your little dog, too! Witchy lawyers force name change of Maryland beer.

A brew called “Surrender Dorothy” is now just “Surrender.”
  • Sep 14, 2021

An OnlyFans baseball parody has an Olney team crying foul — and hiring counsel

A satirical website called the Takoma Torch says it has the First Amendment on its side.
  • Sep 13, 2021

The doors of perception: From pilaster to post in search of a new pediment

The joys of homeownership include spending money on stuff that doesn’t bring much joy.
  • Sep 12, 2021

A metal grid over part of Roaches Run is designed to keep animals out, plants in

The fencing should dissuade hungry birds and fish, letting native species take root.
  • Sep 11, 2021