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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Seeso streaming service caters to comedy nerds

Feb 02 2016 | 2:56 pm - Seeso, a new streaming video app, caters to comedy fans with episodes of “Saturday Night Live,” “The Office” and “Monty Python’s Flying Circus.”

When Oscar’s big movies are coming home

Jan 28 2016 | 3:58 pm - Five of the movies up for the best picture Oscar will be available in your home before the Feb. 28 ceremony. Also, columnist Sean Stangland says the second and third episodes of “The X-Files” greatly improve on last week’s...

‘X-Files’ premiere may make you a Scully skeptic

Jan 21 2016 | 4:33 pm - “The X-Files” returns Sunday, and Widescreen columnist Sean Stangland wants to believe, like Mulder, but the first episode leaves him skeptical, like Scully.

For kids of the ’80s, Bowie will always be the Goblin King

Jan 15 2016 | 10:46 am - For children of the 1980s, David Bowie will always be remembered as Jareth the Goblin King, from Jim Henson’s film “Labyrinth.”

For ‘Star Wars,’ the third time’s the charm

Jan 06 2016 | 5:57 pm - Sean Stangland saw the new “Star Wars” opening night, and the morning after. But his third viewing proved to be his favorite — proof that this long-awaited sequel more than lived up to the hype.

Widescreen: Eight great dates in 2016 for TV fans

Dec 31 2015 | 5:33 pm - Gone are the days of waiting until September for the best new content on your favorite channels — the winter months of 2016 promise plenty of savory treats for my fellow couch potatoes.
Here are eight important dates for TV watchers:

Widescreen’s top pop-culture moments of 2015

Dec 24 2015 | 5:12 pm - That Forceful movie sure lived up to the hype, didn’t it?

Don’t take ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ for granted in this season of turmoil

Dec 10 2015 | 7:39 pm - It's hard to get into the holiday spirit this year given the news, but one should never take the healing power of "It's a Wonderful Life" for granted.

‘Fargo’ among TV’s all-time great seasons

Dec 03 2015 | 3:38 pm - In its second year, FX's "Fargo" is on the verge of joining "Breaking Bad," "The Simpsons," "Doctor Who" and "Game of Thrones" amid the ranks of modern TV's best single seasons.

Why ‘Hunger Games’ is a great film franchise

Nov 18 2015 | 6:18 pm - “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2” opens Friday, bringing the cinematic adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ hit novels to a close. What began as a modest franchise has become a full-blown phenomenon. Here’s why.

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