Kelly Candaele is a journalist, filmmaker, and elected official in Los Angeles. He has written extensively for the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Nation Magazine and the Huffington Post. His documentary films include, A League of Their Own (about his mother’s years in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League), When Hope and History Rhymed (about the Northern Ireland Peace Process), Second Chances – Union Made, and El Clasico – More Than a Game (about Spanish history and politics as seen through the soccer rivalry between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona). Mr. Candaele is an elected Trustee of the Los Angeles Community College District and was a union organizer in Los Angeles for 20 years.
Protest and Precincts
Walking the precinct versus marching in the streets: how does each move the needle?...
St. Kevin at the Construction Site
“St. Kevin and the Blackbird” resonates with Los Angeles construction workers while they are interviewed by Kelly Candaele....
Interview Robert Schenkkan - March 24, 2014
Kelly Candaele talks with playwright Robert Schenkkan on power, political morality, and the Civil Rights movement....
The Foam on a Sea of Rage: The Weather Underground, "The Company You Keep," and What to Read Instead
GUILT — IN THE PSYCHOANALYTIC TRADITION — is both a form of self-punishment and a key obstacle to therapeutic improvement. In ...
Film History: Columnists and Historians Assess Spielberg’s “Lincoln”
This story of emancipation is woefully incomplete. How could it be otherwise?...
Dispatches from the Democratic National Convention: Part II
Dispatches from the Democratic National Convention: Part I
Interviews with John Heilemann, E.J. Dionne, Sean Wilentz and Rep. John Lewis...
The Problematic Political Messages of 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'
Image courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures All rights reserved THE NEWLY RELEASED movie Beasts of the Southern Wild, by first-time Director ...
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