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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At its height, Letterman’s ‘Late Show’ was one of TV’s most exciting

May 19 2015 | 4:54 pm - “Late Show With David Letterman” premiered on Aug. 30, 1993, the night before I began my freshman year at Wheeling High School. I can thank Dave, Paul, Biff and Co. for ensuring a life of insomnia. “Late Show” on CBS was...

With ‘Mad Men’ ending, what’s TV’s next ‘greatest show ever’?

May 18 2015 | 11:42 am - “The Sopranos.” “The Wire.” “Breaking Bad.” “Mad Men.” These four TV dramas from the past 15 years come up again and again when TV critics, bloggers and obsessive watchers are asked this question:...

Would you pay $100 to watch ‘Avengers’ at home?

May 07 2015 | 2:45 pm - In perfect conditions, a movie theater is still the best place to see a movie. But how many times do we actually get those perfect conditions? After a scuttled screening of "Avengers" last weekend, Sean Stangland says he'd gladly pay $100 to watch...

Before they were Avengers: Check out the stars’ earlier films

Apr 28 2015 | 3:38 pm - Captain America, Bruce Banner and friends begin the summer movie season this week with “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe packed with big action and bigger stars. Check out your favorite heroes'...

Chicago’s C2E2 pop culture convention returns with star-studded lineup

Apr 21 2015 | 1:00 pm - Marvel agents, Westeros warriors and a Chicago wrestling legend join legions of comic-book artists, exhibitors and costumed fans next weekend at the annual celebration of pop culture known as C2E2 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

‘Game of Thrones’ beer, Marvel stars in Chicago and more

Apr 08 2015 | 12:31 pm - “Game of Thrones” returns to HBO at 8 p.m. Sunday for its fifth season, and you can watch the premiere with a bottle of “Game of Thrones”-branded beer — should you be able to find one. If Marvel's more your thing,...

Old meets new in 'Curb'-like 'Comedians' on FX

Apr 01 2015 | 4:34 pm - Billy Crystal and Josh Gad star as themselves in "The Comedians," a new FX show that owes as much to “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “The Office” as it does to the Swedish series it is adapted from. It will be the new Thursday...

Which ‘Fast & Furious’ movies are in first gear?

Mar 25 2015 | 11:30 am - It began in 2001 with a silly movie that could best be described as “Point Break” with cars instead of surfboards. Fourteen years and seven movies later, the franchise that began with “The Fast and the Furious” has...

Ravinia has treats for fans of film, film music

Mar 22 2015 | 6:43 pm - A great movie and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra make a wonderful pair indeed. This summer, the CSO will once again perform film scores in their entirety as the audiences in both the pavilion and the lawn watch the action on Ravinia’s giant...

Why Disney’s animated ‘Cinderella’ is still a classic

Mar 13 2015 | 12:59 pm - “Cinderella,” Kenneth Branagh’s live-action version of the timeless tale, arrives in theaters this weekend a little more than 65 years after Walt Disney’s classic adaptation premiered in February 1950. Beautifully animated by...

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