Sean Stangland

Senior Copy Editor
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Hired as an intern fresh out of Eastern Illinois University in 2001, Sean became a full-time member of the night copy desk in 2002.

As Senior Copy Editor, his duties include Page 1 design, inside page design and managing the website.

Sean also writes a weekly pop culture column, Widescreen, for the Time out! section. He's a movie buff and a Blackhawks fan, and visits Disneyland and Walt Disney World as often as possible.

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Widescreen: Rediscovering creepy cult classics ‘Suspiria,’ ‘Phantom of the Paradise’

Jul 18 2017 | 1:58 pm - Widescreen columnist Sean Stangland unearths two colorful, creepy cult classics you can watch at home: “Suspiria” and “Phantom of the Paradise.”

Widescreen: Six essential 'Game of Thrones' episodes

Jul 10 2017 | 6:02 pm - Ahead of Sunday’s Season 7 premiere, Sean Stangland chooses the greatest episodes from the first six seasons of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

Prepare for Winter: 'Game of Thrones' is summer's biggest blockbuster

Jul 12 2017 | 11:44 am - The summer's biggest blockbuster arrives at 8 p.m. Sunday when "Game of Thrones" Season 7 premieres on HBO. The Daily Herald’s Sean Stangland looks ahead to the new season.

Two TV traditions return for the Fourth

Jun 28 2017 | 10:25 pm - “A Capitol Fourth” and NBC's broadcast of the Macy's fireworks in New York return to the airwaves this holiday with all-star rosters of talent — including John Stamos. (Have mercy!)

‘Sgt. Pepper’ turns 50: Do you remember the wacky movie version?

Jun 21 2017 | 9:57 am - This summer marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” But do you remember the bonkers movie of the same name that adapts many of the band’s latter-day songs into a...

Widescreen: Emmy voters should consider these four long shots

Jun 16 2017 | 1:58 pm - Emmy voting has begun, and Widescreen's Sean Stangland has some long shots from “Stranger Things,” “The Young Pope” and even “Once Upon a Time” whom he'd love to see make the cut.

‘Pirates’ director Verbinski scares up a ‘Cure’ on video

Jun 07 2017 | 3:05 pm - Gore Verbinski isn’t a household name, but some of his movies are. The man who directed the first three “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies now gives us the twisted horror tale “A Cure for Wellness.”

‘iZombie’ leads The CW’s collection of cool shows

May 31 2017 | 3:22 pm - The CW is the coolest network on TV right now thanks to fun, fizzy shows like “iZombie,” “Riverdale” and “Supergirl.”

Before ‘Alien: Covenant,’ revisit David Fincher’s installment

May 17 2017 | 6:10 pm - With “Alien: Covenant” in theaters, it’s time to revisit David Fincher’s underappreciated third film in the franchise starring Sigourney Weaver and Charles Dance of “Game of Thrones.”

‘Fifth Element’ back on the big screen for its 20th anniversary

May 10 2017 | 12:49 pm - Bruce Willis’ sci-fi comedy classic “The Fifth Element” celebrates its 20th anniversary this weekend with big-screen shows across the suburbs.

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