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

Organizers hope to hit a home run with Montgomery County’s Juneteenth plans

Montgomery's historic Scotland community will be center of a big celebration.

April 24, 2023

Comedy writer Mike Sacks lets his Maryland freak flag fly

"Randy!" is a memoir about a fictitious dirtball who prowls Rockville Pike.

April 23, 2023

Readers share more super memories of Super Giant

"The employees were the nicest people I had ever met.”

April 22, 2023

From Cathy and Marcy, a musical response to a cancer diagnosis

“Music is how we connect with ourselves and connect with each other.”

April 19, 2023

Readers sketch out some ideas for repurposing old portraits

Laden with old oil paintings? Perhaps a theater would like them.

April 18, 2023

An architectural mystery: One’s on the Mall. The other is a mall.

Did an architect include an in-joke in his design for a Maryland shopping mall?

April 17, 2023

What’s the best way to get rid of old portrait paintings?

Who has room to hang portraits of distant relatives?

April 16, 2023

Remember Super Giant, the pioneering grocery store/department store?

In 1958, Washingtonians were invited to shop for food and clothes at the same place.

April 15, 2023

Squirrel! Here are the winners from the 2023 squirrel photo contest.

Squirrels, chipmunks, marmots and prairie dogs smile for the cameras.

April 12, 2023

An Oklahoma squirrel takes top honors in this year’s photo contest

“I think a lot of people on campus have unique relationships with squirrels.”

April 12, 2023