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John Kelly's Commons: September 27, 2009 - October 3, 2009

Stage Combat: Cell Phones in the Audience

The new Broadway drama "A Steady Rain" doesn't get a very good review in The Post today. But it's already a hit in my book for the way star Hugh Jackman showed his irritation at a cell phone that rang...

By John Kelly  |  September 30, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Radical Civility  
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Don't Go Toward the Light: Subway Suicides

Local film and music critic (and Orientophile) Mark Jenkins sent me a link to an interesting story out of Japan. In an attempt to reduce suicides on its tracks, East Japan Railway is installing blue mood lighting in its stations....

By John Kelly  |  September 29, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Photo Flashback: Feline Assistant Edition

I've run two dog photos in this feature and now the cat people are clamoring for equal time. How about this one: It ran in The Post on Jan. 2, 1945, accompanying this story: "Minnie," feline rat exterminator of the...

By John Kelly  |  September 28, 2009; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Photos of Washington  
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