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Mark Shanahan

Mark Shanahan writes a daily column focused on entertainment and pop culture, and longer pieces about folks in the fields of music, movies, literature, and the arts generally. He has been at the Boston Globe since 2003 and before that at the Portland Press Herald, where he was a political reporter and a features writer. He grew in western Mass., where his father was the editor of a local newspaper, and he developed a keen interest in news and storytelling. He attended Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. He is married with two fantastic children, Julia and Beckett.

Latest stories

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End of an era at Jeannette Neill Dance Studio

By June Wulff , Globe Correspondent

The school founded by the beloved dance teacher will close its doors at the end of the month after 38 years.

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Sebastian Junger to be honored at Provincetown Book Festival

By Eryn Carlson , Globe Correspondent

The author of “The Perfect Storm” will be presented with the Rose Dorothea Award.

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Ex-BC player brings Stanley Cup to alma mater

By Eryn Carlson , Globe Correspondent

Brian Dumoulin of the champion Pittsburgh Penguins also dined with the Cup on the rooftop of Legal Harborside with friends and family.

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For Taylor Swift, a blank space on social media

By Eryn Carlson , Globe Correspondent

The pop star’s Instagram, Twitter, Facebook page, and Tumblr have been all but obliterated. Why?