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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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Widescreen: Check out Bowie film, pinball doc and Alicia Keys

Jan 20 2017 | 6:12 am - It’s been just over a year since David Bowie left the earth. On Tuesday, Jan. 24, Lionsgate will release a new 4K digital restoration of his 1976 sci-fi film, “The Man Who Fell to Earth.”

Watch Lyric Opera’s ‘Bel Canto’ from the comfort of home

Jan 10 2017 | 11:44 pm - “Bel Canto,” the opera inspired by Ann Patchett’s novel about a hostage crisis in Peru, had its world premiere in late 2015 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. You can watch that very production this weekend at home.

Olson pulls double-duty as lead of FOX’s shameless 'Mick'

Jan 05 2017 | 6:27 am - Kaitlin Olson has been pushing boundaries for 12 seasons on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” and now she’s doing it as the lead of the new network sitcom “The Mick” on FOX.

Widescreen: Pop culture’s top performers in 2016

Dec 28 2016 | 4:57 pm - TV’s newest star, an “SNL” legend in the making, Broadway’s prince and the women of “Westworld” all make Widescreen’s list of pop culture’s top performers in 2016.

Nintendo memories live again this Christmas

Dec 21 2016 | 5:43 pm - It’s oddly comforting to know that Mario, Zelda, Samus and Mega Man will be delighting kids (and their parents) all over again this holiday season thanks to Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition.

Surrendering to ‘Star Wars’ again and again

Dec 15 2016 | 11:45 am - “Star Wars” is a permanent fixture of our culture, our language and our memory. This weekend’s release of “Rogue One” is another landmark in time for columnist Sean Stangland, who has grown up with the franchise.

‘Westworld’ finale had a huge surprise waiting for theory-happy fans

Dec 08 2016 | 4:06 pm - Fans of HBO’s “Westworld” had their theories about the show confirmed in the season finale, but former Barrington resident Jonathan Nolan and his writers had a huge surprise waiting for everyone.

On the eve of ‘Assassin’s Creed,’ a look at the few decent video game movies

Nov 29 2016 | 2:32 pm - Any list of the best movies adapted from video games is likely to be short. But as he awaits the release of “Assassin’s Creed,” Sean Stangland says a few are worth a look.

Gift guide: Vintage video games, TV classics

Nov 23 2016 | 9:00 pm - Gift ideas for the gamer, film buff and couch potato in your life.

The best show of the fall season? The Cubs

Nov 14 2016 | 12:20 pm - The best, most exciting show of the fall TV season — the Cubs’ World Series victory — is coming to Blu-ray in December.

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