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Sean Stangland

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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. He also writes a blog, Widescreen, at, and occasionally contributes to the newspaper.

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Robin Williams: Mourning a manic genius

Aug 18 2014 | 8:39 pm - Daily Herald copy editor Sean Stangland has seen a lot in his time at the paper. But Monday's news about Robin Williams hit him as hard as anything he's experienced in his 13 years on the desk. Here's a look at the emotions he felt while putting...

Bean's cliched 'Legends' has promising premise

Aug 18 2014 | 8:39 pm - “Legends,” based on the novel by Robert Littell, is the latest terrorism thriller from producer Howard Gordon, whose credits include “Homeland” and “24.” The title refers to the FBI code for assumed identities, of...

Comic-book movies aren’t all capes and aliens

Aug 03 2014 | 9:51 pm - The Marvel Studios juggernaut is taking a bit of a risk with Friday’s release of "Guardians of the Galaxy,” an astronomically budgeted adaptation of a comic book most of us had never heard of. Not all offbeat, lesser-known comics and...

You don't have to go to San Diego for the fun of Comic Con

Aug 03 2014 | 9:52 pm - Fans of superheroes, horror flicks, time-traveling doctors and Jedi Knights will once again converge in California this weekend as the annual Comic Con International returns to the San Diego Convention Center, but you don't have to hop on a plane to...

'Snowpiercer' leads train of on-demand gems

Aug 18 2014 | 8:40 pm - "Snowpiercer” — the buzzworthy science-fiction flick starring “Captain America” himself, Chris Evans — opened in a small number of Chicago-area theaters on July 4, but you can already watch it from the comfort of your...

Fourth fun from home — hot dogs included

Aug 03 2014 | 9:53 pm - If the weather and the crowds keep you away from your town's Independence Day events this weekend, you can still enjoy the trappings of the holiday from your couch with TV shows that feature both gastronomic and pyrotechnic fireworks.

Robots, roller coasters and nostalgia

Aug 03 2014 | 9:54 pm - Wanna see giant robots? Sean has found a deal for you. How does an $8 coupon to see the new "Transformers" movie sound? Or, wanna relive the fun parks of your youth? Sean has found a TV show for you.

Silly 'True Blood' comes back to life

Aug 03 2014 | 9:55 pm - The seventh and final season of "True Blood" begins at 8 p.m. Sunday, resuming a plot that leapt forward six months after heroine Sookie (Anna Paquin) defeated Warlow — the two-faced, vampire-faerie hybrid — with the help of her faerie...

Truly great TV: Tragedy and 'Thrones'

Aug 03 2014 | 9:56 pm - The best film Sean has seen this year didn't play in 3,000 theaters, employ big-name movie stars and droves of visual effects artists, or air on a premium cable channel. It's a documentary “Hillsborough” that first aired on ESPN, and...

'Cosmos' takes its final spectacular trip

Aug 03 2014 | 9:56 pm - One of television's most pleasant surprises, Neil deGrasse Tyson's resurrection of Carl Sagan's "Cosmos," ends on Sunday night on Fox. If you missed the series, you're in luck. It releases Tuesday on beautiful high-definition on Blu-ray.

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