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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Frasier Crane would tell you never to count out ‘Young Sheldon’

Sep 22 2017 | 5:56 am - “Young Sheldon” has been a Twitter punchline since it was first announced, but don’t be shocked if CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” spinoff is still on 10 years from now, Sean Stangland says.

Three essential TV episodes to watch before Sunday's Emmys

Sep 15 2017 | 10:24 am - Sean Stangland's picks for the three essential TV episodes to watch before Sunday's Emmys include a family drama (“This Is Us”), a bittersweet fantasy (“Black Mirror”) and another HBO epic (“Westworld”).

From ‘It’ to ‘The Stand’: King’s ABC miniseries still haunt us

Sep 08 2017 | 10:13 am - The 1990 miniseries version of Stephen King’s “It” began a run of horror adaptations on ABC. The best of “It’s” progenitors is certainly “The Stand,” says Widescreen columnist Sean Stangland.

Spoilers can’t ruin dramatic impact of ‘Game of Thrones’ finale

Aug 28 2017 | 9:19 am - Knowing the twists of the plot weeks ahead of time did nothing to dull Widescreen columnist Sean Stangland’s enjoyment of the “Game of Thrones” season finale.

‘Thrones’ finale Sunday, wrap-up show Wednesday

Aug 23 2017 | 1:47 pm - HBO’s shortened seventh season of “Game of Thrones” ends Sunday with an 80-minute episode that promises to unite many of the show’s long-estranged characters in King’s Landing.

Some not-so-obvious great teachers in movie history

Aug 18 2017 | 9:07 am - Movies are full of memorable teachers: Robin Williams in “Dead Poets Society.” Edward James Olmos in “Stand and Deliver.” Sean Stangland presents some of his favorite unsung movie teachers, both in and out of the classroom.

Widescreen: Why I choose my iPhone over the big screen

Aug 08 2017 | 6:58 pm - Aside from major releases like “Star Wars,” is there any reason to go to a movie theater? Widescreen columnist Sean Stangland finds himself choosing his iPhone over the big screen these days.

All-star comedy ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ returns to Netflix

Aug 02 2017 | 3:45 pm - The all-star cast of “Wet Hot American Summer” — including Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd and Elizabeth Banks — is back Friday, Aug. 4, for its second follow-up TV series on Netflix.

Hollywood maestro Zimmer's orchestral gladiators march on Rosemont

Jul 28 2017 | 9:33 am - Film composer Hans Zimmer won't be conducting an orchestra Friday, Aug. 4, at Rosemont's Allstate Arena. He'll be leading it from the piano, the guitar or the banjo.

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.”

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