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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Leonard Nimoy’s work will live forever — where you can see it

Feb 27 2015 | 7:47 pm - Mr. Spock died in 1982’s “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” but that didn’t deter Leonard Nimoy, who, thanks to the powers of Dr. Carol Marcus’ Genesis Planet, went on to play the beloved Vulcan science officer in...

More best-picture nominees come home

Feb 19 2015 | 1:36 pm - Two movies expected to loom large over Sunday's Academy Awards telecast on ABC are now available for purchase and rental. “The Theory of Everything” and “Birdman” are both nominated for best picture, and their stars are...

Why you should see 'Fifty Shades' in a packed theater

Feb 16 2015 | 2:53 pm - My lovely girlfriend and I will be among the many couples seeing “Fifty Shades of Grey” this weekend, and I approach the outing with much anticipation — not because I think it will be a good movie, but because I can't think of an...

NBC's soapy 'Slap' strikes at heart of domestic conflicts

Feb 09 2015 | 2:57 pm - It has a funny title and a premise that doesn't sound like it can support a TV show, but “The Slap,” NBC's new eight-episode “event series,” is a dead-serious grabber. An American adaptation of an Australian show based upon a...

What else is on TV on Super Sunday?

Jan 29 2015 | 3:46 pm - Super Sunday is here, but not all of us want to watch Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks take on deflated ball-handler Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. There's puppies, kittens, comedians, time-travelers, zombies and starship captains...

Get caught up before ‘X-Files’ comes back to Earth

Jan 22 2015 | 1:57 pm - Fox TV Group chairman Gary Newman confirmed last weekend that the network is hoping to bring “The X-Files” back to TV in some form. The prospect of a new “X-Files” season is exciting. If you want to revisit “The...

‘Boyhood,’ other top films already available at home

Jan 15 2015 | 3:47 pm - Sunday’s Golden Globes winners and Thursday’s announcement of the Academy Awards nominations gave us plenty of moviegoing ideas: “Selma,” “Birdman,” “The Imitation Game,” “The Theory of...

‘Man Seeking Woman’ in search of the right comedic tone

Jan 06 2015 | 1:55 pm - The new FXX half-hour comedy “Man Seeking Woman,” premiering at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, has an impressive pedigree. So why isn't it funny?

Pop-culture moments to remember in 2014

Dec 23 2014 | 9:08 am - Dancing Groot. A Bowie song in the '50s. An essential Foo Fighters track. The furious finale of "Whiplash." These and more are Sean Stangland's essential pop-culture moments of 2014.

Journey to Middle-earth has been an emotional one

Dec 17 2014 | 6:40 am - Fifteen years after filming began in New Zealand on the adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, director Peter Jackson's Middle-earth saga concludes this weekend with “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five...

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