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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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MIT lecturer Ken Urban says ‘bah humbug!’

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The playwright has written a song not exactly celebrating the holiday season.

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Steven Tyler cleans up nice to receive award in Nashville

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The Aerosmith singer is honored in Music City.

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Movie about Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft gets a director

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“Master Thieves” will be based on the book by former Globe reporter Steve Kurkjian.

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Chris Evans invites bullied boy to ‘Avengers’ premiere

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The local actor who plays Captain America is one of several celebrities who’ve reached out to Keaton Jones.