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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.

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Alan Dershowitz concedes: He didn’t realize ‘how emotionally people are invested in opposing Trump’

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The former Harvard Law professor spoke to residents on Martha’s Vineyard about his controversial defense of President Trump and how he’s been met with unexpected blowback on the island.

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If ‘Jagged Little Pill’ goes to Broadway, this super fan will be there

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The American Repertory Theater show closed Sunday and perhaps no one is sadder about that than Sol Kim Bentley.

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Aaron Hernandez story to be subject of first-ever Globe Spotlight podcast

By , Globe Staff

The saga of the former Patriots player, who was convicted of murder and later committed suicide in his prison cell, will be the subject of a podcast produced by The Boston Globe and Wondery.

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Alan Dershowitz plans event to answer critics on Martha’s Vineyard

By , Globe Staff

The former Harvard Law professor wants to talk about his opposition to the special counsel investigating President Trump.