Latest from Philip Kennicott
  • Post Reports

For India, no end to pandemic in sight

India continues to set world records as it faces the worst surge in cases since the start of the pandemic. And, how two decades of war have reshaped Kabul.
  • May 4, 2021

Finally, the nation’s capital has a proper World War I memorial. But can it revive memories of a war that’s mostly forgotten?

The new Pershing Park is serious, sober and educational, with a new water feature and a formidable sculpture on the way.
  • Apr 30, 2021

How a rock wall and pool of water have thrown a wrench into the redesign of Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden

Small design decisions are having big impacts and stirring up unnecessary controversy.
  • Apr 16, 2021

Washington’s rising Frederick Douglass bridge lifts the human spirit

The new bridge features elegant arches and space for walkers and cyclists to appreciate the waterfront.
  • Apr 13, 2021

What should a coronavirus memorial look like? This powerful statement on gun violence offers a model.

The pandemic, like other open wounds, must be remembered with an “open” memorial.
  • Apr 9, 2021

Washington is a city of great bridges and terrible bridges. These are their stories.

The new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge rising over the Anacostia is setting a higher standard.
  • Apr 1, 2021

Faith Ringgold is an artist, an activist and a prophet. But that’s only scratching the surface.

An exhibition of the pioneering African American artist’s work will be on display at Glenstone when it reopens April 8.
  • Mar 31, 2021

How 20 years of conflict have reshaped Afghanistan’s capital and life in it

At the center of Kabul lies a heavily fortified district that is a mystery to most Afghans.
  • Mar 25, 2021

Helen Frankenthaler came from wealth and privilege. Her art transcends that.

In a new biography, critic Alexander Nemerov has written about an artist close to his heart.
  • Mar 19, 2021

Phillips Collection is turning 100 and showing what future of classic museums can be

A new exhibit reconfigures every gallery to prepare for the road ahead.
  • Mar 9, 2021