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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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Podcasts geek out about Bond, movies, celebs

Oct 21 2014 | 4:25 pm - They keep us company while we drive, work and work out. They’re also among the best things to happen in the 21st Century to radio junkies like me. We're talking about podcasts, and here are some worth checking out.

‘Walking Dead’ just won’t die

Oct 17 2014 | 7:23 am - “The Walking Dead” returned to AMC last week to huge ratings, and Sean doesn't really get why. But who cares what he thinks? The show is so big, it has its own pinball table. And speaking of pinball, Wheeling is the place to be this...

‘Twin Peaks’ is back on TV, so what’s next?

Oct 07 2014 | 4:28 pm - "Twin Peaks" is coming back to TV in 2016, Jack Bauer already came back this summer. Wouldn't you like to see new episodes of some other favorites like "Star Trek," "The Wonder Years" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"?

New ‘Alien’ video game promises stealth, smarts

Oct 02 2014 | 11:51 am - The franchise that began with “Alien,” Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic horror film, takes another crack at the world of video games Tuesday, Oct. 7, with yet another hotly anticipated title. “Alien: Isolation” seeks to...

Many changes for Season 40, but ‘SNL’ core is intact

Sep 25 2014 | 12:43 pm - "SNL" returns for its 40th season this weekend with host Chris Pratt and musical guest Ariana Grande, and that anniversary means NBC’s late-night stalwart will be under a stronger microscope and a brighter spotlight.

McKenzie is the real hero of 'Gotham'

Sep 25 2014 | 10:07 pm - Subtle, “Gotham” is not. Fox's Batman prequel -- set when Bruce Wayne was just a boy -- is the most anticipated show of the fall season. Yet, its first episode, airing Monday, Sept. 22, is problematic, especially considering the...

Falling in love with a talking raccoon

Sep 25 2014 | 10:08 pm - “I love that movie!” We say stuff like that all the time. But how often do we really mean it — how often do we actually form an emotional attachment to a movie, a TV show, a novel or a video game? It has happened to me in the past...

'Boardwalk,' reality show begin fall TV season

Sep 25 2014 | 10:26 pm - The fall TV season unofficially begins this weekend with two Sunday-night premieres. Fox kicks things off at 7 p.m. with "Utopia,” a new reality show that looks like “Survivor” by way of Sid Meier's “Civilization” video...

Superheroes for sale: Product placement gets bigger and bolder

Aug 26 2014 | 7:39 pm - Sean Stangland recently caught up with Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah.” While he didn’t enjoy the movie as a whole, he did like one aspect: no product placement. It's become the norm, from movies to TV to video games. But should...

'Simpsons,' 'Doctor Who' dominate the DVR this weekend

Sep 25 2014 | 10:28 pm - The 12-day marathon airing of every “Simpsons” episode ever is already under way by the time you read this, but don't worry — there are still plenty of great episodes worth some space on your DVR. (Hundreds, even.) And don't forget...

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